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MOON FORECAST – ZILKAAD 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 1438 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
 
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 12.47 p.m. on Sunday 23rd July 2017 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1438 A.H.
 
On Monday 24th July 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.23 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 29 hours 36 minutes     
Moonset 7.31 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 08 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      15.49 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 14.52 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 17 degrees North of West, 3 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st ZILKAAD 1438 AH ON TUESDAY 25TH JULY 2017.
 
 
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MARHUM HAJI ABDULLA KHIMJI AND MARHUM MOHAMED ABDULLA KHIMJI OF DAR ES SALAAM

Haji Abdulla Khimji was born in Kera, Kutch, India and migrated to Africa at a young age. Our community in Pangani and Tanga area vividly remember the generosity and leadership of Haji Saheb. During the heydays of Pangani, he commanded deep respect with the German Government authorities.
 
He was a resident of Dar es Salaam for many years. Due to his public services and integrity, the Tanganyika British Governor, Sir Cameron appointed him as Asian community representative in the Legislative Assembly.
 
Marhum’s wife Kulsumbai established Madressa and recited majalis in Kutchi. They had two sons Mohamed and Gulamali and seven daughters: Zainab Hussein Dharamsi, Maryam Gulamali Remtulla Manji, Shirin Gulamali Abdulrasul, Sakina M K Mithani, Fatma Janmohamed Dhirani, Zehra Akberali Mohamedtaki Kanji and Amina Gulamabbas Mohamedtaki Kanji. 

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A UNIQUE OCCASION OF THE NEW MOSQUE AND IMAMBARA FOR SONGEA

The opening ceremony of new Mosque and Imambara was done with great fanfare on 24 Zilhaj 1384 (April 1964). The mosque and Imambara were constructed through generous donation from the families of Marhum Ladhabhai Dinani and Marhum Jadavji Dhanji. The Honorary Secretary of Songea Jamaat, Alhaj Fidahussein Haji Mohamed Khaki spoke on this occasion. He said the community had finally been able to fulfill the need for these institutions, after having settled in Songea 35 to 40 years ago.

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Eid-ul Fitr - 1438 / 2017
 

Message from the Chairman of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Shabir H. Najafi
 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honorable of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. Surely, Allah is All-knowing and All-aware.

Holy Qur’an Surah Al-Hujurat, Verse 49:13

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Chronicle of Moshi KSI Jamaat



Brief information about Moshi Town, Coffee & Sugar Plantations:

 
Moshi town in the Kilimanjaro region with a population of about 200,000 is about 59 Sq. kilometers situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, which is 19,341 feet above sea level. Moshi is the coffee producing centre of the country. All around the town and on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, there are vast plantations of coffee. Moshi is one the cleanest and growing towns in Tanzania, with well-maintained roads and greenery in the town with bursting business outlets and fresh vegetables and fruit markets.

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AFED-CBG Facilitators, Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sis. Shama Dewji conducted a Master Class on ‘Better Understanding of Temperaments’ for the Alumni who attended the 9th Foundational Leadership Development Programme on Sunday 11th June 2017.

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TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR MADRASAH TEACHERS IN AFRICA

MCE of the World Federation in collaboration with Africa Federation Tabligh Board – AFTab organized the following Teacher Development Programs for the Madrasah Teachers in Africa, between March and May 2017:
 

Micro Teach 3 for TSP Cohort 4 in Dar es Salaam – 5th March 2017 – Facilitated by Sis. Shaida Abdulrasul.

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