Samachar - April 2018In this Issue

April 2018 - Shab'aan 1439

Federation Samachar Interviews AFED Chairman

Africa Federation Delegates visit Jamaats

Africa Federation's New Housing Project

Africa Federation Qur'an Competition

BMM T Holds Free Eye Camps in Tanzania

World Federation's Khoja Heritage Tour

Africa and Muslim World News


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Role of Allama Seyyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi in the
Bilal Muslim Mission
 

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/136/18                                                   

MOON FORECAST – ZILKAAD 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 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 5.49 a.m. on Friday 13th July 2018 i.e. 29th Shawwal 1439 A.H.
 
On Friday 13th July 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 12 hours 32 minutes     
Moonset 6.50 p.m.
Time Duration 21 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      06.28 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 05.42 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Saturday 14th July 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 36 hours 33 minutes      
Moonset 7.53 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 32 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      20.40 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 19.55 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.39 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 20 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st ZILKAAD 1439 AH ON SUNDAY 15TH JULY 2018.
 
 
Secretariat

REF: EB/SH/06/18                                                     

2nd ANNUAL REGIONAL EDUCATION FORUM – APRIL 2018


As part of on-going efforts to enhance collaboration between our Community Schools and respective Education Boards in the region, the Education Board of Africa Federation held its 2nd Annual Regional Education Forum, hosted by Central Board of Education of Dar es Salaam Jamaat, on Friday 27th April 2018, at the Al Muntazir School.

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AHMEDBHAI HAJI FAZAL HASHAM  

Memories - A renowned member of Mogadishu Jamaat

Ahmedbhai Haji Fazal Hasham was born in Mogadishu in 1906. His father was a renowned businessman, a pious and an active member of the community. Ahmedbhai’s father Fazalbhai brought a teacher from India on his own expenses in order to teach the community children. Through this, Ahmedbhai learnt his basics in Gujrati and learnt Qur’an from an Arab Maalim. He also studied Italian language at the Mission School.

Ahmedbhai and his sister were the only living children from the total 10 children of Fazalbhai. Being the only son Ahmedbhai was the whole and sole adviser of his father Fazalbhai.

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Ref: AFED/PR/48/18                                                    

 

The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Amira Apartments at Upanga, Dar-es-Salaam was held on Monday night 28th May 2018 which coincided with 13th night of the Holy Month of Ramadhan Kareem. This is a Joint Housing Project of the Africa Federation (AFED) and the World Federation (WF) in collaboration with the KSI Jamaat of Dar Es Salaam.
 
The plot measuring 800 Sq. M is located in a prime residential area along Mfaume Road in Upanga area of Dar Es Salaam has been donated to AFED by the WF, through the good efforts of Alhaj Ahmed Daya, the WF Executive Councillor in London, U.K. for the housing development project for our community members.

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Eid-ul Fitr - 1439 / 2018

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

My Dear Community Members,
 
As-Salaamun Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
 
All praise is due to Allah (S.W.T.), the beneficent, the merciful by whose grace and blessings we have completed the holy month of Ramadhan and have gathered here today to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in a blissful environment. On this auspicious and divine day, on behalf of the Africa Federation Office Bearers, Trustees and Councilors, and on my own behalf, I wish you and your families Eid Mubarak.
 
May Allah (S.W.T.) in His grace and mercy accept all our good deeds, forgive our shortcomings and grant us glad tidings of mercy and forgiveness, Ameen.

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