Muslim Prison Board

Mission statement

* Rehabilation, Transformation, Reintegration.

"To aspire to make the incarceration of Muslim inmates as smooth and favourable as possible in the hope that they preserve their Imaan (faith) in the hostile prison environment and that they reform their lives in comfirmity with the noble Quran and Sunnah to become active members of society"

History and Establishment

The Muslim Prison Board (Kwazulu-Natal) was established more in 1981. The Board was established out of concern and interest for our incarcerated Muslim brothers and sisters.

 

Initially launched by concerned individuals and organisations under the name Muslim Board for Prison Welfare and State Institutions Natal, it later became known as Muslim Prison Board (Kzn)

The MPB is a constituted body serving the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The board is well respected and recognised by the highest authorities and has built a good working relationship in many areas. The board also has the support and respect of prominent Ulama and organisations in the province.

MPB employs the services of authorised Spiritual Care Workers to promote Deen at the respective Correctional Centres voluntarily.

Aims and objectives

* To render assistance and cater for the welfare of Muslim offenders.

* Rehabilation & Reintegration

* Education, Spiritual Care and social support.

* To provide welfare and counselling to inmates families.

*Monitor & supervise Spiritual Care Workers

*Facilitate Constructive Programmes at all Correctional Centres.

*Co-ordinate Dawah programmes.

Activities of the Board

The board is in constant discussion with the authorities, both at Department of Correctional Services level, as well as with individual officials at the centres in order to increase the scope of activities and services to Muslim Offenders.

Alhadulillah, the Board currently provides the following services:

-Spiritual Care

- Educational programmes

-Facilitation of Halaal meals & Supervision of kitchens

-Rehabilitation of the offenders  & Reintegration  into Society.

-Liaison with DcS

-Formulate policy and provide Guidelines Muslim Offenders.

- Ramadhan and Eidain programmes- special meals provided.

-Attend Meetings, workshops and Conferences

-Community Awareness