Ref: CHB/HB/61/16                                                               

ADVICE FOR HAJJ PILGRIMAGE & VACCINES

Hajj-e-Baitullah
 
The Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. Every year, millions of Muslims are travelling to Makah to perform Hajj.
 
The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th through to 13th day of the 12th month in the Islamic calendar (Dhu al-Hijjah). The Islamic calendar is eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the western world. In 2016, it is expected that Hajj will fall between 9th -14th September 2016.

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Mohamedraza Fazel Meghji – Mogadishu (1911-1966)

 
Br Mohamedraza Fazel Meghji was born in Pangani in 1911. There was German rule in Tanganyika at that time. His father had a shop at a place called Kihuhui, on the Moshi -Tanga road. Br Mohamedraza got his training in Religious Studies and Qur’an recitation in Pangani. In 1920, his father took him to Tanga for settlement. Unfortunately, certain circumstances arose which required the family to travel to India. Due to unavailability of regular ship services at the time, they had to charter a dhow to travel to their home town in India. Due to their stay taking four years, he took the advantage of his stay to enhance his education.   

In December 1924, Mohamedraza travelled from India to Zanzibar by the ship "Karagola" and onwards to Tanga from Zanzibar by the ship "Damra".

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CIRCULAR NO: AF/AYN/11/16                                           



The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to appoint Br. Aliraza M. Sumar to the post of Chairman of the Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) for the term 2016 - 2019.
 
Brief Profile
 
Aliraza Mohamed Sumar was born in 1991 in Tanga, Tanzania. He completed his primary and secondary education in the coastal city of Tanga. He is currently pursuing his bachelors’ degree in civil and construction engineering at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
 
A dedicated, passionate and task-oriented person who began volunteering at a young age, his inspiration towards the community services influenced by his father (who has served Tanga Jamaat for several years as a Madressah teacher, Managing Committee member and a trustee.)

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CIRCULAR NO: AFED/10/16                                             



Under the provisions of article 16 (a) of the Constitution of the Africa Federation, in my capacity of Chairman of the Africa Federation, I am pleased to appoint Alhaj Hussein A. Karim as the Honorary Secretary of the Africa Federation for the current term; 2016 - 2019.
 

Brief Profile
 
Alhaj Hussein Karim was born on 5th October, 1963 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He is married with five children.

He did his Primary education in Singida and Secondary education at Mawenzi Secondary School in Moshi. Thereafter he pursued IB at International School Moshi. He also studied Law at the Open University of Tanzania while in Moshi. He operates a successful business venture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

For a number of years, Hussein Bhai served in several public, religious and charitable institutions involved in social services to communities, thereby acquiring wide-ranging of experience in the office administration, personnel management and public relations.  

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CIRCULAR NO: AF/EB/09/16                                           



The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to appoint Alhaj Tehsin Takim as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Education Board for the term 2016 - 2019.
 
Brief Profile
 
Tehsin completed his primary and secondary education in Dar es Salaam, culminating with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.  He pursued his BA (Hon) in Political Science from the University of Toronto, followed by an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, UK.  He has business interests in the Travel and Tourism sector, as well as being a public speaking coach.  He has served on numerous Government Boards including the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority Consumer Council, the National College of Tourism Board of Advisors, and National Museum of Tanzania Advisory Council. 

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BRIEF REPORT OF MAHE RAMADHAN 1437 A.H.

BILAL TANGA BRANCH ORGANISES INTER-FAITH IFTAAR

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, Tanga Branch organized a Grand Iftaar on Friday 1st of July 2016 in enhancing unity amongst Muslims of different sects in Tanga city.
 
The event was well attended with almost all the invited guests and dignitaries taking part, about 300 people attended this event.

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Fazal Alarakhia Khimji – Amongst the Early Pioneers of Tanga (1883-1916)



Fazal Alarakhia, younger brother of Shivji, arrived in Pangani in 1900 after a sea voyage from India. He was 20 years old. He joined in the employment of Shermohamed Alidina where he worked for eight years. He then moved to Tanga and started his own business. At that time, Tanga was a very small town which looked like a big plantation with houses made of mud and thatched roof from coconut trees. Being a coastal town, there was a substantial population of fishermen. The area where the Post Office and Karimjee Jivanjee office stand today were previously occupied by fishermen’s huts.

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Mombasa Jamaat Organizes Intra Faith Iftar Program

The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Mombasa organized an Intra Faith Iftar Program on Saturday 18th June 2016 (12th Mahe Ramadhan 1437) at Jaffery Islamic Centre (JIC), in Mombasa. All members of our community were invited to this function.
 
The program commenced at 5.00 p.m. with recitation of verses of the holy Qur’an by Ustad Aliakbar and a welcome address by Sheikh Mudhar Khitami, Head of Supreme council of Kenya Muslims. This followed with enlightening speech by the visiting Scholar from U.S.A., Sayed Ammar Nakshwani.

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The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa
P. O. Box: 6710, Tel: (255) 22 215 0897 / 22 215 0964
Email: secretariat@africafederation.org 
Web: www.africafederation.org

   1437 / 2016

Eid-ul Fitr Message from the Chairman of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Shabir H. Najafi

O people! Verily this day of yours is the day when the righteous are awarded and the wretched are losers. It is a day which is similar to the one on which you shall be standing (before your Lord). Therefore, when you come out of your homes to go to places of your prayer, remind yourselves about the day when you (your souls) shall come out of your bodies to go to your Lord. When you stand on places of your prayer, remind yourselves of your standing in presence of your Lord (on the day of Judgment). And when you return to your homes (after prayer), remind yourselves about your returning to your homes in Paradise.
 

Extract from the Sermon of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as)
on the day of Eid ul-Fitr


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