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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ALHAJ RAMZANALI SALEMOHAMMED JAGANI

He rendered wholehearted Services to the Community
 

Haji Ramzanali Salemohammed Jagani was born in Bharapur, Cutch, India in 1912 and migrated to Uganda in 1926. There he rendered various community services until 1972 when he moved to London during the Uganda Exodus.

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BSA 2017                                                                          

BEST STUDENT AWARD 2017

The Best Student Award Scheme recognizes the accomplishments of students within our community who have achieved outstanding results at O–levels. It has been conducted successfully since 1989 by the Education Board under the auspices of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa.
 
The award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for the National Examination and Overseas Board Examination “O” levels during the academic year i.e. January to December.
 
This year, the Education Board received applications from Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, & Arusha. After close scrutiny on the set criteria of selection, the following are the results:

             FEMALE CATEGORY                                  MALE CATEGORY

 


 

On behalf of the Education Board Secretariat of the Africa Federation, we extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners and the runner up for their outstanding achievements.

SECRETARIAT
EDUCATION BOARD OF AFRICA FEDERATION


PROFILES OF PROMINENT PERSONALITIES

HAJI MOHAMEDALI DHALLA
 
In 1974 Mombasa Jamaat lost one of its oldest and dedicated leader Haji Mohamedali Dhalla.

Haji Mohamedali Dhalla was born in Machakos in 1906 and joined the family business in Mombasa at a very young age. He efficiently handled the business to place it amongst the leading companies in transport and furniture. The business continued to thrive with his good management. 
 
Marhum Haji Mohamedali served the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Kuwwatul Islam Jamaat of Mombasa for a number of years and also played a leading role in Education Board, Faize-Husseini, Jafferi Club and Murtaza Ali Trust. His services to the community continued for 50 years.

He passed away on 21st April, 1974 leaving a large family behind.

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The Africa Federation Capacity Building Group capitulated on its recent trip to Madagascar by conducting a Master class for the LDP Alumni and a Mentor development program on completion of the Leadership Development Program.

The Master class facilitated by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sr. Shama Dewji, covered Emotional intelligence, Transactional analysis and Drama Triangle, highlighting skills for effective communication.

The session ran on the night of 11th May 2018 from 8:30 p.m. at the Madressah’s Conference room, for a total of 25 participants.

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REF: EB/SH/05/18                                                          

STUDENT’S CORNER

MAHE RAMADHAN AWAY FROM HOME

Moving away from home to an unfamiliar country to study is hard enough! Add doing the holy month of Ramadhan away from home and it can actually feel quite depressing. For me, it is definitely the month I look forward to. Lazy stay-at-home days filled with Quran recitation, Mummy-made iftaars, rushing off to Quran Khani and being surrounded by a comforting blanket of Quran and Dua recitation-all familiar aspects of doing Ramadhan at home. But one important thing, I luckily realised soon enough, is that it is only as depressing as YOU make it out to be. I realised that instead of feeling sorry for myself, I needed to get up and actually do something to make myself feel better. In trying to find what to do, I asked myself, what are the main things I miss when doing Ramadhan away from home? I came up with the following TIPs. That stands for Tradition, Involvement and the People.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/134/18                                                    

MOON FORECAST – SHAWWAL 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 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 10.44 p.m. on Wednesday 13th June 2018 i.e. 28th Mahe Ramadhan 1439 A.H.
 
On Thursday 14th June 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.15 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 19 hours 31 minutes     
Moonset 7.03 p.m.
Time Duration 48 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      10.44 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 09.58 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

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 21 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHAWWAL 1439 AH ON FRIDAY 15TH JUNE 2018.
 
 
Secretariat

Bilal Tanga inaugurated a new mosque and Madrasah at Mpirani Centre which is located along the Tanga – Horohoro highway. Mpirani centre which has been under the Supervision of B.M.M.-Tanga since 2011 and as per the census conducted in 2018 has a total of 32 Shia families and 42 students in our Madrasah.

The inauguration Ceremony took place on Thursday, 26th   April, 2018 corresponding to 9 Sha’ban, 1439 A.H.. The Opening ceremony was led by Mudiir of Bilal Tanga, Sheikh Amiir Rajab Kipingu alongside other Teaches of Hawzatul Qaim – Tanga. 

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