Fifteen of the descendants of Ottoman scholar Ebu Bekir Efendi who was despatched on the request of the British Empire to the Cape of Good Hope in 1862 in order to show Islamic thought and tradition to the Muslim neighborhood turned Turkish residents with the Presidential Decree on Aug. 20, 2020, following their purposes.
We are proud and elated to have the ability to witness the compensation of a rift that lasted over 100 years and to duly commemorate Ebu Bekir Efendi, who established the foundations of the sturdy ties between the Muslims of Turkey and South Africa, the Turkish ambassador to South Africa, Elif omolu lgen, mentioned on Twitter Wednesday.
She added that the primary group of new residents visited the Embassy to use for his or her Turkish ID playing cards and passports.
Sent to the Cape of Good Hope in the course of the interval of Sultan Abdlaziz to show Islamic thought and tradition and resolve spiritual and social conflicts amongst Muslim communities, Ottoman scholar Ebubekir Efendi moved to Cape Town in 1863 and labored in South Africa for round 17 years. Only 15 days after arriving in Cape Town, he established a faculty in town and enrolled greater than 300 college students in the varsity inside 20 days. He taught the Quran together with the Arabic and Turkish languages and in addition learn spiritual books in his courses.
During his time in South Africa, Ebubekir Efendi discovered Dutch and English in order to deal with folks extra successfully. Over the course of seven months, he translated many notable spiritual books into native languages that he had quickly discovered. Fighting to share Islam in its true sense for years, Ebubekir Efendi handed away on Aug. 29, 1880 in Cape Town and left a wealthy cultural legacy behind, together with many mosques and faculties.