Muslim AIDS Programme


The Muslim AIDS Programme (MAP) is a non-governmental organization operating on a national, provincial and community level since September 1997. MAP is a joint project of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa, Islamic Careline and Islamic Medical Association. MAP is also involved in National Strategic Plan (NSP) to reduce new infections.

MAP’s subscribes to an abstinence based program that promotes chastity, fidelity and encourages sexual morality. The objectives of the programme include:

  • To enable Muslim communities to participate in HIV/AIDS prevention, using a value-based approach.

  • To encourage Muslim communities to become involved in the care and support of those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • To offer AIDS education based on moral values (abstinence before marriage and faithfulness within marriage) to the broader community.

  • To implement a comprehensive lifeskills programme for Muslim youth so that they can make islamically motivated choices for their future.

  • To promote participation from individuals and other organizations to solidify our global struggle against HIV/AIDS.

In order to achieve these objectives, MAP carries out the following activities:

  • Workshops

  • Outreach Programmes

  • Lifeskills Programmes

  • Care Centre for Females

  • Faith Based Initiatives

  • Orphan and Vulnerable Children Project (OVC) 

  • Media Liaison

  • Networking with similar organisations

  • Community Awareness

  • Research