CIRCULAR NO: JMT/121/15                                                                


The Africa Federation Women Board (AFWB) has organized an Essay and Quiz Competition for ladies of the community on Lady Fatima (S.A.) to coincide with the month when we commemorate her Martyrdom and celebrate her Birth Anniversary.
 
The Objective of the Essay and Quiz is to: To educate women on the Islamic viewpoint of family ethics, to inculcate morals and spiritual values that oversee relationships between family members and to give an Islamic insight into the Life of Our Role Models like the Lady of Light, Hazrat Fatma (SA) bint Muhammad al Mustafa (SAWW).

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AFRICA STUDENTS IN MANIPAL – RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES

In 2011, the Africa Federation Education Board appointed Alhaj Gulamraza Ebrahim Sheriff Dewji as the Education Board Representative for Manipal and surrounding areas with the aim to assist our community students studying within the region.  With the growing student population from Africa in Manipal, Africa Federation facilitated an apartment on rental that would be used by the students as a center for religious purposes – that is how The Masumeen Islamic Centre (MIC) was established.
 
The center is being managed by the Student Association and various programs are conducted by the students for the students.  The student population in Manipal from different African Jamaats is on the rise and the center has become an epitome for their religious activities and social networking.  Currently, even other Shia students from Iran & Iraq attend the programs at the centre.  Presently there are about 40 students, girls and boys.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/120/15                                                                 


Following the appointment of the Africa Youth Network (AYN) in April 2014, the Board launched a Competition for rebranding the AYN logo; with a prize gift to the winner of US Dollars One Hundred and Fifty (US $ 150).
 
The criterion of the logo competition was to portray the mission and vision of AYN in the new logo. The vision is “Investing in the youth today, to build an intellectually, socially, and religiously prosperous community for tomorrow”.  The criteria of the logo design were encapsulated in three areas: (1) The logo should reflect the AYN Vision (2) Logo should have luminous colors to portray vibrancy (3) logo could be hand drawn or computer designed.

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Ref: CHB/HB/028/15                  

CHB NEWS BULLETIN

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS

The prostate is a walnut-sized organ located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men. It produces fluid that makes up a part of semen.

What is Prostate Cancer?

 

Prostate cancer, also known as carcinoma of the prostate, is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively fast. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.  It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages it can cause difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, or pain in the pelvis, back or when urinating. A disease known as benign prostatic hyperplasia may produce similar symptoms. Other late symptoms may include feeling tired due to low levels of red blood cells.

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And those who believe and do good works: such are rightful owners of the Garden. They will abide therein.
(Holy Qur’an Al-Baqara, Surah 2 Ayah 82)

Marhum Anwerali Mohamedjaffer Kassamali Jivraj

Alhaj Anwerali Mohamedjaffer Kassamali Jivraj, was fondly known by the name of Potello sadly passed away in Mombasa on Thursday 12th February 2015 (22nd Rabi’ul Aakhar 1436 AH).

Born on 11th November, 1935 in Zanzibar, Marhum Anwerali was from a philanthropist family of Kassamali Jivraj Meghji. Marhum was a dedicated social worker from his young age and served in several organizations within and outside community for the welfare and wellbeing of the underprivileged people, especially in Mombasa, Kenya.

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Our Ref: AFED/QC/15                                                                          

THE 11th AFED ANNUAL QUR’AN COMPETITION – 2015, MWANZA, TANZANIA





“And indeed We have made the Qur’an easy for direction and guidance, but is there anyone who will take advice?”
 
[Holy Qur’an, Al-Qamar (The Moon) Surah  54 Ayah 17]

The Africa Federation 11th Qur’an Competition, which is an annual event of the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) will lnsha’alIah be held in Mwanza, Tanzania from 14th to 16th August 2015 (28th to 30th Shawaal 1436 AH).
 
All Jamaats, including Jamaats under the Conseil Regional Des KSI Jamates De L’ocean Indien of Madagascar and Union Des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri De La Reunion are invited to nominate two participants for each of the Categories which will form the Competition.
 
We look forward to all Jamaats under AFED to participate in this important event. Madressah teachers and parents should encourage the children to start preparing for the Competition from now in order to build full confidence and for better understanding. Those Jamaats who have not participated in the past events of the Qur’an Competitions are particularly requested to ensure they do this time.
 
The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) will send out the full details of the Competition to all Jamaats in due course.
 
The Africa Federation Secretariat and the Tabligh Board (AFTAB) are grateful to the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Mwanza for kindly hosting the 11th Qur’an Competition in Mwanza.
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Ref: AF/PRESS/2015/48                                                            


On Saturday, 14th February, 2015, the Africa Federation (AFED) Honorary Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) Chairman, Seyed Hassan Naqvi visited Mwanza for a meeting with the Jamaat officials, and also paid a curtsey visit to Bilal Muslim Mission Mwanza Branch where they held brief discussions with the Branch Chairman, Alhaj Sibtain Meghjee in his office.
 
The meeting with the AFED delegation was attended by the Vice Chairman of the Jamaat, Alhaj Mohamed Moledina, the Hon. Secretary, Br. Salim Panjwani, Alhaj Mohamed Fayaz Fazel, Asst. Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Zulfikar Karim, MC Member/Trustee, Alhaj Arshad Jetha, MC Member, Alhaj Murtaza Alloo, Head of Madressah and Head of the Qur’an Competition Organization and Alhaj Salim Dhalla, Qur’an Competition Coordinator from Mwanza.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/117/15                                                                 


The Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the Capacity Building Group (CBG) of the Africa Federation and the World Federation are organizing “The AFED Youth Camp – 2015” at International School Complex in Moshi, Tanzania from 1st to 10th April, 2015.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/116/15                                                    



The annual Africa Federation Solidarity Day will Insha’allah take place on 15th Sha’ban 1436 AH which will insha’Allah fall on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015.
 
The Solidarity Day activities within our constituent Jamaats are earmarked to start from 1st to 25th Sha’ban 1436 (20th May to 13th June 2015).
 
This year, we would request all our Jamaats in Africa to organize a special event of Charity Walk preferably on Sunday, 12th Sha’ban 1436 (31st May 2015), the aim of this event is in two folds, firstly to bring the community members of all age groups together on a common platform under one banner of Solidarity to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of our 12th Imam, Al Hujjah Al Mahdi (ATFS), secondly to raise funds for a noble cause. Funds raised for this occasion are utilized throughout the year for the needy and deserving members of our community in areas such as education, medical, and other emergency relief requirements.
 
We are pleased to appoint the Solidarity Day Ad-Hoc Committee to spearhead the AFED Solidarity Day - 2015 and to coordinate closely with the Jamaats in organizing various activities and fund raising events. We request the Jamaats to appoint two youth members from each Jamaat to work in collaboration with the following Ad-Hoc Committee:    

  1. Farhan Yusuf (Head)                               8.   Mazahir Fidahussein 
  2. Imran Sherali (Asst. Head)                      9.   Alihassan Kassam      
  3. Muntazir Meghji – AYN Head                   10.  Tahirhassan Fidahussein
  4. Fatim bai Somji – AFWB Head                 11.  Ali Manekia    
  5. Taha Dharamsi                                       12.  Aliraza Sumar  - AYN Member
  6. Sameerali Dhalla                                    13.  Sumaiya Muntazir –AYN Member
  7. Fadhil Alishan                                         14. Fatima bai Patel – AFED Secretariat

Here, we seek the support and cooperation of our Jamaats like in the previous years to make the 2015 Solidarity Day a success once again.   
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Ref: CHB/HB/027/15                                      

CHB NEWS BULLETIN

8TH MARCH – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The Africa Federation Health Board (CHB) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Women’s Board (AFWB) wishes to raise Awareness and Encourage women fraternity in our community and to use effectively the ‘International Women’s Day’ to reflect on progress made in Women’s Health Awareness in our community, and to call for change in the way women perceive their Health and the importance of timely precautions and better care. Women must enjoy good health, with good health there shall be pleasant, enjoyable and good progress in the families and in the society we live in.

The recent known cases of breast cancer in our community are on increase and many cases are detected when it has reached advance stage. To reduce breast and cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, cancer care needs to a comprehensive program that provides a continuum of care to women.

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