Bukhara Publications and Media
This website is run by Bukhara Publications, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We were established in 2003. Among our activities are:
Publishing a monthly newsletter distributed free in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage. The articles from the newsletter form the basis of those on this website. PDF versions of the newsletter can be downloaded from our Downloads section.
Running several Islamic websites including Ask Mufti, a website dedicated to the Q&A of Mufti Siraj Desai.
Islamic PC Software including Kids' Islamic activities and an Inheritance Program.
Islamic Audio of talks by Ulama like Mufti Siraj Desai.
Printing books such as In the Footsteps of the Sahaba and Golden Rays, a book of Islamic poems for Muslim children.
Arranging and networking of Juma speakers for Port Elizabeth and other areas in the Eastern Cape. A list of the speakers is printed weekly for Musjids and put on our website.
Coordinating of Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage programs for visitng Ulama and scholars.
Weekly Enews sent out to subscribers with short snippets, notices and downloads, etc.
Bukhara Publications is run under the supervision of Moulana Muhammad Badsha. He hails from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Moulana completed his Hifzul Qur'aan in 1995 under Hafiz Sadek Saeed. He then went on to complete the six-year Aalim Faadhil course at Madresa Ta'leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach. Among his teachers was Mufti Ebrahim Salejee, Moulana Haroon Abbasomar, Moulana Hashim Amod and Mufti Abdul Jaleel.
Moulana is currently the Imam of Musjidul Huda, Korsten, Port Elizabeth. He has held this post since 2001. He is also the principal of Madresa Huda and serves on several Islamic bodies like: Council of Ulama, (Eastern Cape), Eastern Cape Muslim Prison Board and Islam Awareness Dawah Centre.
Moulana Badsha serves as the Printing and Publications Manager at Darul Uloom Abu Bakr, Port Elizabeth. He is the editor of Islamic Focus newsletter, director of Bukhara Publications and Media and has authored a few Islamic booklets and poems.
He also coordinates Juma programs for several Musjids in Port Elizabeth, as well as visiting Ulama programs.
He is married with five children.
The Islamic Focus newsletter has been published since 2003. Relying on ads for printing costs, it is now on Issue 104 (October 2012).
The editorial policy is to have aricles of interest to Muslims in brief. The aim is to motivate the reader to learn more.
Articles cover a range of subjects like: History, Muslim Influence, Bringing up Kids, Biograhies and Inspirational Stories.
Regular features include dedicated Shafi and Hanafi Q&A pages, Muslim organisation profile, Muslim world news in brief and a web guide for interesting Islamic sites.
Content aims to be non-controversial. The Islamic Focus numbers several firsts in the Eastern Cape: a regular Shafi Q&A page, a web guide to Islamic sites, biographies of local Ulama and profiles of local organisations.
The website and print newsletter rely on ads for continued existence.