Report No. 0073 of Muharram 1439 A.H, October 2017

BILAL TANGA CONDUCTS LECTURES DURING THE FIRST TWELVE DAYS
 
Bilal Muslim Tanga conducted majalis concerning the sacred martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s) the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) in the year 61 A.H. The holy family of Prophet led by Imam Hussein (a.s.) was badly persecuted in Kerbala by Yazid’s brutal army. Majalis were conducted in all Bilal Tanga centres including main campus starting from 22nd September to 2nd October i.e. 1- 12 Muharram 1439 AH.

Moomins attended majlis of Imam Hussein (a.s) in Tanga

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/93/17                                                 

MOON FORECAST – SAFAR 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 1439 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 10.13 p.m. on Thursday 19th October 2017 i.e. 28th Muharram 1439 A.H.
 
On Friday 20th October 2017 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 20 hours 04 minutes      
Moonset 6.56 p.m.
Time Duration 40 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset       09.56 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 08.53 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE (IF CONDITIONS ARE PERFECT)

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 9 degrees South of West, 11 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SAFAR 1439 AH ON SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2017.
 
 
Secretariat

Among the early Pioneers who shall be remembered for the Vision, Foresight and Developments.

Haji Merali Mawji was born in Khandna, India in 1888. At the age of 12 he left his parents to vie for better prospects by sailing to Kilwa where he worked at Esmail Bhalloo. In 1906, he went to India to get married and on his return went to Njinjo, a village near Kilwa where he opened a small shop. In 1909 he moved to Kilwa.

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Circular No: JMT/92/17                                                                                          

Further to our Circular JMT/87/17 of 15th September 2017, we wish to notify Community members that the dates for the Heritage Tour to India have now been changed, the new dates are 15th to 30th January 2018.

The basic tour details are as follows: 

Dates: 15th -30th January 2018  

Ground cost: US $ 999 USD per individual (This does not include visa, flights, health insurance and any other pre-arrival expenses)

Tour: Mumbai, Bhuj, Kera, Mandvi, Mundra, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Mahuva and other small towns and villages. 

All members joining the Tour will have to arrive in Mumbai on 14th January 2018.




Interested members are requested to complete the attached application Form and submit the same with registration Fees of US $ 100 per person to the Africa Federation Secretariat by 15th October 2017.


Hussein Karim
Hon Secretary

Download: Khoja Tour - Application Form (PDF 156KB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/91/17                                                  

Administrative Secretary for The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) and Capacity Building Group (CBG).

The Tableegh Board (AFTAB) and the Capacity Building Group (CBG) of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person for the above position.
 
The Administrative Secretary shall be based at the Africa Federation office based at Zahra Towers, Dar-es-Salaam.

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The first ever Madrasah Retreat was held in Dar es Salaam by AFTAB in which 27 Representatives/Heads from Madaris of 9 Constituent Jamaats converged consisting of:

  • Arusha
  • Dar es Salaam Boys and Girls Sections
  • Lubumbashi also representing Kinshasa
  • Moshi
  • Mwanza
  • Mombasa
  • Nairobi
  • Tanga
  • Zanzibar

Group Photo - Facilitators, Organizers and Participating Madaris

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The Bilal Comprehensive School in Temeke, Dar Es Salaam celebrated its 16th Grade Seven Graduation on 19th September 2017.  A total of 47 students completed their primary education and were awarded for their hard work over the seven years and for accomplishing a milestone in their lives.

The Guest of Honour for the program was Ms. Bhalloo, the deputy Principal of Shaban Robert Secondary School; in attendance amongst others were the Africa Federation Vice Chairman Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, Alhaj Mohamedhussein Rajani (Haji Saheb), Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania CEO, Br. Amir Ahmed along with representatives from 15 different primary schools in and around Temeke.

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Circular No: JMT/90/17                                                



The Africa Federation delegation comprising the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Hussein Karim shall be on an official visit to Kigali from 23rd and 24th September 2017 and will then travel to Bujumbura until 26th September, 2017.
 
They will be joined by the Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi on the visit to Kinshasa from 26th to 28th September 2017.
 
The nominated Councillors, Alhaj Salim Somji from Bujumbura and Alhaj Saeed Ali Vazir from Kinshasa will also join the Afed delegation on these visits.

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Ref: AFED/PR/32/17                                                Date: September 22, 2017



The Shia Asna Asheri Jamaat (SAAJ) of Nairobi hosted successfully the Africa Federation 79th Supreme Council Session from 7th to 9th July 2017 at the Orchid Azure Hotel in Nairobi. The Session was attended by about 100 participants and invitees from Australia, DRC (Congo), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Mozambique and Reunion.

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Ref: AF/2017/31


In the name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful


And reckon not those who are killed in Allah's way as dead; nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord.
(Holy Qur’an Surah, Ale Imran 3:169)

A’adhamallahu ujurana wa ujurakum bi musaabina bil Hussain Alayhis Salaam
 
May Allah make great our reward and your reward, for our grief on Hussain Aalayhis Salaam

As the month of Muharram (The first Islamic Month) dawns, the Shia Community are involved with preparations to commemorate the event of the great martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) that took place in Karbala in 61 A.H.  Community volunteers are busy preparing the Centres to hold programs, organize peaceful processions (Juloos), scholars are travelling far and wide to go and deliver sermons and the lucky ones are preparing for their travel to Karbala to be in the land where this event took place. In many parts of the world, including Africa the first night of Muharram will fall on Thursday 21st September 2017.

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