YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 
PREPARING FOR THE AFED YOUTH CAMP – MOSHI 2015

The Africa Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) organized the first Youth Leadership Development Programme (YLDP) held in Africa under AFED on the 21st and 22nd February 2015, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

A total of 20 youth from Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa and Nairobi attended the session.
 
The aim of the development workshop was to allow participants to understand themselves better, unlock their potentials to serve the community, to realize their own leadership styles and enhance and evolve their skills. The graduates of the program will be participating in the AFED Youth Camp: Moshi 2015 as mentors and their learnings from the YLDP will play a pivotal role in preparing and developing them for the camp experience.

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Timeless Words of Wisdom on the timely need to understand the need of the times!
 
Extracted from InSight Magazine, a publication of The World Federation
Issue 14, Muharram 1425 – March 2004

 
 “I don’t pray for His acceptance of my amaal as much as I pray for the opportunity to serve – Mulla Asghar”

 
Four years on (2000 – 2004), one cannot help but remember Mulla Asghar’s timeless words on the timely need to understand the need of the times to recognize the goals of this community: “Time has come” he said, “that we recognize our goal.  What do we need? We need a society where every act of good-will is propelled and driven by the sincere intention to please Allah and none else.”
 
At the same time, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in the Community, he stated that “…… we rise above the mean and the mediocre to that which is high and sublime.”
 
In order to achieve this he boldly opined as early as 1975 that “Unless the youth of this community are prepared and have girdled their loins to serve the community to the best of their abilities, this community left in the hands of the hardcore traditionalists will not be able to take any strides ahead.”
 
Mulla always held tenaciously to his principles, which, on occasion, led to decisions which seemed out of step with prevailing trends.  That meant he pleased many and displeased some, or sometimes pleased a few and displeased many.  But then who said Mulla was a fair-weather leader who backed down because of public opinion.  Though he was always for the unity of the community, he maintained that could not be done at expense of “Compromising on the basic fundamentals….”  He said, “Weak partners will never make a strong team.”
 
In 1987, he penned a tribute to Mulla Thawara, which rings so true about himself:
 
AME SHU NE AMARI VAAT SHU TYAREJ SAMJASHE
UTHI CHALYA JAASHU TAMARI ANJUMAN MA THI
 
What we were and what we said will then be understood
When no longer, we will grace your sittings and assemblies.
 
Countless minds were set thinking, many lives changed by him.  His impact on our society remains nothing short of phenomenal and understood correctly his words continue to shift paradigms.

Saturday, 21st March 2015 marks the 15th death anniversary of Marhum Mulla Asghar Ali M. M. Jaffer – A renowned Scholar, a great visionary and dedicated leader of our community. Let us all remember him with Sura-e-Fateha, and pray for his maghferat. 
 
Secretariat
Archives Section of Africa Federation
Dar es Salaam (20th March 2015  - 28th Jamaadil Awwal 1436 AH)

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CHB NEWS BULLETIN

HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is a term for any type of disorder that affects the heart. Heart disease means the same as cardiac disease but not cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease refers to disorders of the blood vessels and heart, while heart disease refers to just the heart.

According to WHO (World Health Organization), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. It us reported that about 25% of all deaths in the USA today are caused by heart disease, and perhaps more in the third world countries.

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The Teacher Development Program

The Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab) organized a Teacher’s Development Program: Neuro-Psychology of Learning in Dar-es-Salaam on the 25th and 26th of January 2015.
 
A similar program was also conducted in Mombasa over two weekends on the 31st January and 1st February and 7th and 8th of February 2015.
 
A total of 56 participants attended the programs.
 
The programs were conducted in Mombasa by Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi and Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan and in Dar-es-Salaam by Sis Shama Dewji and Br. Shabbir Khalfan.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/128/15                                                                   



The following logistics are being planned for Councillors and Invitees from Dar es Salaam to attend the 76th Supreme Council Session in Mombasa on 1st and 2nd May, 2015. Councillors and Invitees from other Jamaats who wish to use these facilities are also requested to register themselves, and make payments to the AFED Secretariat office.
 
By Air:
 
Zantas Air have offered special fares for flight from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, details are as under:-

Type of Aircraft: Caravan 13 passengers.
Return fare: US$300
Airport Tax: US$100
Fare is therefore US$400.00 per pax return all inclusive.

Those wishing to use the above mode of travel must pay full fare even if they use only one segment of the flight.

  • Departure from Dar es Salaam – Thursday, 30th April 2015 at 14.00 hrs. 
  • Departure from Mombasa – Sunday, 3rd May 2015 at 16.00 hrs. 

Payment should be made to the AFED Secretariat office latest by 15th April, 2015. (No refunds if cancelled after 15th April, 2015)
 
By Bus:
 
TRH (1980) Ltd. have offered a 20 seater bus to facilitate those who wish to travel by road to Mombasa to attend the Supreme Council Session. 

  • Departure from Dar es Salaam – Thursday, 30th April 2015 at 06.00 hrs (Immediately after Fajr prayers, a break for Zohrain Namaz and lunch in Tanga)
  • Departure from Mombasa – Monday, 4th May 2015 at 06.00 hrs. (Arrangements shall be same as above). 

Each person shall pay T. Shs. 30,000.00 for a return trip to cover fuel and driver costs.
 
Payment/Reservation should be made with Br. Rizwan Rattansi (Tel: 0713 311 260) latest by 15th April 2015, first come first served basis.

Please contact AFED Secretariat office should you require further details.
 
Secretariat

BEST STUDENT AWARD
YEAR 2014

Eligibility
The Student of the Year Award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination “O” levels during the academic year January 2014 to December 2014. All applicants should follow the guidelines outlined below to stand a good chance of receiving the award.

Jamat Responsibility/Deadline
All students’ applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat’s Education Board Representatives latest by 10th April 2015.  Local Jamaat’s will be responsible to publicize these services, conduct research in their own areas; scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward only Two Proposed names (one boy and one girl) to the Education Board Secretariat office by 24th April 2015.

During evaluation, Jamats should consider a minimum overall percentage of 75% for a student to qualify for best student award.

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR - 2015

“Together WE can make a Difference”

“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women” Koffi Annan

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in collaboration with Ansar Day conducted a six day seminar for the women under the Economic Upliftment Project in the rural centers. The seminar, being the fourth one since its initiation, was held in Bilal hall from 22nd February 2015 to the 26th February 2015. 

Two women from each Women Group from BMM Kenya centers and 3 women from Nakuru participated. A total number of 32 participants benefitted from this workshop.

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MOLUBHAI - MAN WITH A GOLDEN HEART.
 
By: Alhaj Hassan Ali M. Jaffer.
 
(Reproduced from the ‘Mombasa Jamaat Chronicle’ Vol.3. Issue No.1.April, 18, 2003)

For long it has been a tradition among Muslims for people to make donations or bequeath one of their properties in their life time to create ‘Waqf’ or a ‘Trust’ for charitable purpose. This has been in response to the Prophetic injunction of leaving behind “Sadaqatun Jaariya” that would help to perpetuate ensuing ‘thawaab’ for the donor even after his death.

During the past one and a quarter century, it is this spirit that has sustained the development and growth of our Community everywhere.
 
Of late, this spirit of creating ‘Waqf’ and bequeathing one’s property to the Jamaat for charitable purposes has acquired a new dimension with a healthy and pragmatic approach. With escalating market prices of real estate and the ever increasing maintenance and management costs, donors find it more prudent and economical to vest the management of their ‘Trust’ and ‘Waqf’ assets to the centralized local Jamaats. The Trust Boards of the respective Jamaats then manage such endowments. As a result the progeny of the donors are not burdened with the responsibility and the hassle of perpetual management.

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