Ref: CHB/HB/024/14                 



  • Harms nearly every organ of the body
  • Causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general

Quitting smoking lowers your risk for smoking-related diseases and can add years to your life.


 Important Information

Smoking and Death

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

  • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is about one in five deaths.
  • Smoking causes more deaths each year than all of these combined:
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Illegal drug use
    • Alcohol use
    • Motor vehicle injuries
    • Firearm-related incidents
  • More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history.
  • Smoking causes about 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths in men and women. More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer.
  • About 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by smoking.
  • Cigarette smoking increases risk for death from all causes in men and women.
  • The risk of dying from cigarette smoking has increased over the last 50 years in men and women in the United States.


CIRCULAR No: JMT/109/14    
The KSI Jamaat of Moshi is inviting members of our community globally who would be interested to lease a fully operating KSI Moshi Jamaat Dispensary – The Jaffery Charitable Medical Services (JCMS) located in the centre business district of Moshi, Tanzania.

Brief Information of the Dispensary:
Location:        Gala Street, CBD Moshi, Kilimanjaro.
Plot size:        Approx 4 acres.
Facilities available: General Outpatient Unit with fully equipped diagnostic centre, modern dental unit, observation rooms, and a mini pharmacy. The centre is also designed to accommodate x-ray units.
More details are available, interested community members should contact the Administrator of the Jamaat on the following address:
Telephone: + 255 272 752 795 / + 255 715 295 125
Closing date: 31st January, 2015
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/108/14                                                            

We refer to our Circular JMT/100/14 of 28th October 2014, wherein the Africa Youth Network (AYN) launched a Poetry (Spoken/Word) Competition in keeping up with its mission – “Cultivating and Strengthening Youth Network” in order to develop “The Youth for Tomorrow”: enhancing education, knowledge and make them socially aware and vibrant followers in the path of Ahlul Bayt (AS)"

The deadline for submission of the same is extended to Thursday 1st January 2015.



The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa strongly condemns the criminal and cowardly attack committed by the Taliban terrorists group killing innocent students and teachers at the Army Public school in Peshawar, in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday, 16th December, 2014.
We join the World Federation and other communities worldwide in condemning this heinous and gruesome violence resulting in the massacre of 142, mostly children and injuring over 100 people in the attack.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the parents and to all those who lost their loved ones in this terrible tragedy.


Ref: AF/PRESS/2014/44      

Recently, the Africa Federation Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan visited Lindi Jamaat, it was an extension of the visit to Kilwa. Aunali Bhai was accompanied by the Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania (BMMT) Head of Tabligh, Seyed Arif Naqvi and the BMMT CEO, Alhaj Amir Ahmed. There were also several community members from Dar es Salaam who had travelled to Kilwa made a day trip to Lindi. The road to Kilwa has greatly improved.

Once a thriving and vibrant Jamaat, Lindi is very much an abandoned Jamaat as most of our community members left Lindi about 40 years ago, many moved to Dar es Salaam for better prospects, for children’s education and healthcare.

Lindi Jamaat was established in 1924, the first President was Alhaj Hamzaali Noormohamed and Abdulhussein Sachedina was the Jamaat’s Secretary. According to the information obtained, in 1906 the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri community’s population in Lindi was 200, and gradually the Jamaat grew to about 800 in mid 70s when it reached its peak.


Ref: BMM/ADMIN/108/1436                                                       


Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania held FREE Eye Camp at Ifakara in Morogoro Region which is about 400 kilometers from Dar es Salaam. The Camp was held from 10th to 14th October 2014 whereby hundreds of people from different nearby villages gather for eye treatment.

3,360 people were screened, 2074 units of medicine were prescribed and 2797 spectacles including 208 sunglasses were given out.

The camp was held at Lipangalala Primary School, Ifakara. The Ophthalmologist Dr. Florance Mwakila diagnosed the cataract patients and surgeries were carried out at Ifaraka Government Hospital. Dr. Njau and his team carried out one hundred and seventy nine (179) cataract surgeries.


“When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman, you educate a whole family.”

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized a six day combined module 2 training also known as Business Management training for all new members in Zainabiyya Women Group-Masongaleni, Rahma Women Group – Kilungu and Masumin Women Group – Nzavoni in Ukambani area.
This comes after the groups went through the Module 1 training – Leadership and savings skills which was conducted early this year.

The module was facilitated by
Sis Sidi Nyota and Sis Kauchi Chifui.
Sessions on Islamic Religious Education was also held during the training and it was facilitated by Sis. Zainab Iddy.
The Average attendance of the participants per day was 41.

Activities undertaken during the training:

  • Topics like ‘Marriages’, ‘Divorce’, ‘Khums’, ‘Wudhu’, and ‘Salaat’ were discussed under the Islamic Religious Education (IRE) sessions.
  • Issues pertaining types of businesses, Profit & Loss in a business, cash control, SWOT analysis and the 6 P’s of Marketing were taught through interactive discussions, role plays, case studies and storytelling.
  • Work Plan of each group was set up at the end of the workshop


  • The groups understood how to start a businesses and how it should be managed so as for it to be successful.
  • Combining the training proved to be a good initiative as the members learnt a lot from each other during intervals.
  • IRE sessions opened members’ eyes and the groups learnt a lot more that they were not aware of.


“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”

The Mission has been holding Vacation camps for Madressah since 2013. These camps enhance the students with spiritual and moral upbringing. The students also benefit with religious knowledge and general knowledge on the emerging issues that affects the youth. This also helps them to develop skills in communication, leadership, dua recitations and socially interact with students from various regions.

The Mission in December this year held a similar camp at the Mission’s Jaffery Centre, Macknon Road. This was the Mission’s first centre initiated in 1972. The camp was scheduled from 25th November to 9th December 2014. Some of the topics that were included in this year’s camp were; Women in Islam, Rights of Teenagers, Drug Abuse & Affects, HIV/AIDS, Prophethood, Imamate, Masails, Ghadir, Sakifa and other topics.




Autism is a disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life

Autism (or ASD) is a wide-spectrum disorder. This means that no two people with autism will have exactly the same symptoms. As well as experiencing varying combinations of symptoms, some people will have mild symptoms while others will have severe ones.

The most commonly found characteristics identified among people with an ASD are:

  • Social skills:

If the symptoms are not severe, the person with ASD may seem socially clumsy, sometimes offensive in his/her comments, or out of synch with everyone else. If the symptoms are more severe, the person may seem not to be interested in other people at all. They have very little eye contact. To put it more simply, they lack the necessary playing and talking skills.

  • Empathy - Understanding and being aware of the feelings of others

A person with autism will find it much harder to understand the feelings of other people. Having a conversation with a person with autism may feel very much like a one-way trip.

  • Physical contact

A number of children with an ASD do not like cuddling or being touched like other children do.



3rd- 4th January 2015

The Africa Federation Tableegh Board in collaboration with the Marriage Support Group of Dares Salaam Jamaat are organizing a One & Half Day Interactive Workshop for the Engaged Couples of our community.
The Programis aimed to prepare the youths on the realities of marital relationships and to prepare them to embark on this lifelong journey with a positive outlook and good understanding.

  • Spirituality/Akhlaq/Rights
  • Fiqh/Intimacy/Physical Side of Marriage
  • Health & Family Planning
  • Communication Skills – How to Prevent or Bridge Communication Gap
  • Interaction with In-Laws
  • Finance & Education

Come join us to better our relationships in the family setting.
In Order to Register, Please Contact: OR
Br.  Hilal Sheriff
Sis. Shirin Jeraj

Registration Fee: TShs 5,000/- per person


REF: BMM/ADMIN/107/1436     


  Bilal Muslim Mission - Moshi branch held their Muharam programs in all their four centers these are TPC, KILEO, SYDP and BILAL Moshi.

Daily programs of Aza-e-Imam Hussein (AS) were held starting with majlis (lectures) followed by Latmiyas & Matam.

The Sheikhs from Madressah Shuhada and Bilal Moshi were sent to the centers for the daily lectures. The lectures were thought provoking and enlightening to the masses, with history of Karbala and the mission of Ahlul Bayt (AS) eloquently delivered.



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