CIRCULAR NO: AFED/AFTAB/25/16
The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Seyed Hassan Naqvi as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Tabligh Board for the term 2016 – 2019.
Seyed Hassan has served in the same position for two terms, from 2011 – 2016. His vast experience and dedication in the field of Tabligh will provide added advantage in meeting the goals and objectives of the Board.
Seyed Hassan Naqvi is the eldest son of late Maulana Seyed Ansar Hussein Naqvi one of the first Missionaries to serve our community in Africa.
Seyed Hassan is the Director of Thornswift Investments Ltd. and operating a transport & logistics company based in Dar es Salaam since 2007.
Seyed Hassan has served in various capacities in the organizations of our community in Africa and in the U.K. these are:
- 1984 – 1992 – Chairman – Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat – Dodoma
- 1999 – 2003 – Hon Secretary – KSIMC of Birmingham
- 2010 – 2016 – Chairman – Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab)
- 2011 – 2014 – Electoral Commissioner – World Federation
Hassan bhai is keen to take up challenging role to make positive impact and meaningful contributions to the advancement of the existing infrastructure of Tabligh section, and to instill fresh ideas, to uphold and further the core values of ‘’living Islam’’ in our daily lives.
Africa Federation emphasis during this term shall be geared towards the reformation of our Madressahs in our Jamaats if Africa to promote and harness better understanding of the religion of Islam and the Madh’ab of Ahlulbayt (AS) to the children from an early age, and simultaneously bring up standards of training for the Madressah Teachers and Administrators and in the teaching methods thus harmonizing these key elements of the Madressah in our system in all Jamaats under Africa Federation. This is one amongst several goals set for AFTAB during this term.
The Tabligh Sub-Committee shall be formed in the next few weeks, details of which shall be circulated in due course.
The AFED Secretariat extends its heartiest congratulations to Seyed Hassan Naqvi on his appointment and wishes him every success in achieving the goals set out for the Board for the term 2016-2019.