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During Ramadaan of 2003, Taraweeh Salaah was performed at a home in Morningside. There were approximately 30 – 40 Musallees who were resident in and around Sandton attending the Taraweeh Salaah. This prompted increased awareness that the Muslim community in Sandton was growing at a rapid rate and that the creation of an Islamic association in Sandton is a necessity in order to manage and develop a Jamaat Khanna to cater for the prayer requirements of Musallees as well as address the social needs of the burgeoning Sandton Muslim community.
The Sandton Islamic Association was formulated during that Ramadaan with the primary objective of setting up a Jamaat Khanna in the Sandton area. The association identified the following long term goals:
The Sandton Islamic Association has been successful in meeting these goals and is responsible for establishing the first permanent mosque in Sandton as well as the first permanent Madressah in Sandton. With these goals been met, the Sandton Islamic Association intends to build on these achievements in order to further serve the needs of the Sandton Muslim community.