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CIRCULAR NO: AF/EHB/07/16                               


The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Akil Hirji as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board for the term 2016 - 2019.
 
Akil bhai has served in the same position from 2014 – 2016. His vast experience and dedication in the housing and economic development sectors will provide added advantage in meeting the goals and objectives of the Board. 
 
Brief Profile
 
Born in Zanzibar, he acquired his primary and secondary education in Dar-es-Salaam. A hard working and successful businessman, in the last two decades he has expanded and diversified his business ventures, and is presently operating a number of family commercial ventures in Dar es Salaam. He is married and has two children.
 
Akilbhai's community, social and voluntary services spans almost three decades. His zeal and dynamism in serving the community has remained consistent having great passion in construction development projects for the betterment of the Community at large.

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ALIMS SEMINAR – 1973 HOSTED BY DAR ES SALAAM JAMAAT

A Seminar of Alims from Africa organized by the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa was held on 19th June, 1973 in Dar es Salaam at the Ebrahim Haji Dispensary Hall under the chairmanship of Al-Haj Ali Mohammed Jaffer Sheriff Dewji, the Chairman of the Tabligh Committee of the Africa Federation.

Seminar participants opined that it is the duty of all concerned (parents, Jamaats and teachers of Madressahs) to impart religious knowledge to the young generation in convincing and logical way so as to establish their religious belief and deeds on a sound foundation, and particularly in the wake of the new challenges that are emerging. It was also observed that there was a need of reformation in that majlises should convey the message of the religion of Islam and inculcate Islamic values to all, young and old, males and female alike. The importance of a modern approach and simple language in majlises was also emphasized.

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FOUNDATION FUND FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND TABLIGH


At the Africa Federation Conference held in Arusha in the year 1958, a resolution was passed to form a deputation (delegation) to raise the funds in the following countries:

  1. Tanganyika
  2. Uganda
  3. Kenya
  4. Zanzibar
  5. Pemba
  6. Mkoani (Pemba)
  7. Belgian congo
  8. Ruanda (now Rwanda)
  9. Urundi (now Burundi)

The deputation members were as follows:

 

  1. Ebrahim bhai Sheriff Dewji of Arusha, in capacity as President of AFED.
  2. Hon. Abdulhussein bhai Noormohamed Kalyan of Mombasa.
  3. Mohamedhusseinbhai Gulamhussein of Mombasa.
  4. Mohamedhusseinbhai Gulamali of Mombasa/Congo.
  5. Fidahusseinbhai Rashid Moledina of Mombasa.
  6. Hassanali bhai Nasser Virji of Mwanza.
  7. J. M. Jaffer of DSM.
  8. Suleiman Mohamed Bhimji of DSM.
  9. Noormohamed bhai Nasser Walji of DSM.
  10. Mohamed bhai Ladak Kanji of Moshi.
  11. Murrabi Pirbhai Visram of Kampala.
  12. Gulamalibhai Mohamedali Ramji of Kampala.
  13. Mohamedalibhai G. R. Hansraj of Mbale, Uganda.
  14. Abdulla bhai Fazal of Bukoba.
  15. Ahmedbhai A.M. Lakha of Zanzibar.
  16. M. A. Saleh of Zanzibar.
  17. Maulana Ansari Saheb.
  18. Maulana Zawar Hussein.

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BSA 2015                                                                       

BEST STUDENT AWARD 2015

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 for many years by the Education Board under the auspices of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa.

The award is open to boys and girls in our Jamaats who have appeared for the National Examination and Overseas Board Examination “O” levels during the academic year i.e. January to December, 2015.

This year, the Education Board received applications from Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Arusha and Bukoba. After close scrutiny on the set criteria of selection, the following are the results:


 
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.
 
We would urge the remaining Jamaats and their Education Boards to entice students in their respective Jamaats to participate in this annual event, to promote awareness.
 
SECRETARIAT
EDUCATION BOARD OF AFRICA FEDERATION

Ref: AFED/PR/03/16                                                                       



The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the AFED Housing Development Project in Dar-es-Salaam was held on Friday 17th June 2016 (13th Night of Mahe Ramadhan 1437). The Project located on Plot No 1701/208 on Band Street (corner of Libya Street), Dar es Salaam comprising of approx 378 Sq. M, and has been kindly donated by Alhaj Gulamabbas Dewji (GD) and his family to Africa Federation.
 
The Ground-Breaking Ceremony was attended by the Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, Africa Federation Trustees, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and Alhaj Mehboob Versi, the World Federation Secretary General, Alhaj Kumail Manji, the World Federation Executive Councilor, Alhaj Ahmed Daya, the two sons of Gulamabbas Dewji (GD), Ali and Hussein Dewji, The SANITA Merali Trust Representative, Alhaj Anver Merali Alibhai, Africa Federation Office Bearers, Dsm Jamaat Office Bearers and Trustees, AFED Economic and Housing Board Chairman, Alhaj Akil Hirji, past leaders of Africa Federation and Dsm Jamaat and Members of the Community from Dar es Salaam.

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DOWN THE MEMORY LANE:  ITHNA-ASHERI UNION ORGANIZES CHARITY WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ALAWI FLATS AND FOUNDATION STONE LAYING

A charity walk was organized by the Ithna-Asheri Union of Dar es Salaam on 25th December 1980 to raise funds for the Alawi flats to accommodate the needy and deserving members of our community.

Over 250 walkers took part and a handsome amount of T.Shs. 1,150,000/= was collected through sponsorships. The age of the walkers ranged from four years to over sixty. They walked 15 kms from Dar es Salaam mosque to the University of Dar es salaam. The host at the university was Marhum Al-Haj Mohsin Allidina where the walkers were provided with refreshments.

To mark the success of the event all the walkers and their sponsors were honored to a dinner party at the boarding house on 17th January 1981. Prizes were awarded to the winners by the then president of DSM Jamaat, Alhaj Mohamed G.M Dhirani.

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KSIJ Mwanza Graveyard

 
Africa Federation Secretariat has been requested by the KSI Jamaat of Mwanza to circulate the following message:
 
The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Mwanza is presently undertaking the task of refurbishing the graves, and making them into one standardized type so that the maximum use of the Kabrastan ground can be made in the best way possible.
 
The Jamaat is requesting for assistance from ex-residents of Mwanza Jamaat to provide details of their marhumeen buried in Mwanza so that they can update their database with the correct details, as some of the graves are missing details of the names and dates.
 
All details and further information required can be sent to Mwanza Jamaat on their Email address: administration@ksijmwanza.org
 
 
 
Secretariat
KSIJ Mwanza

Ref: CHB/HB/60/16                                                                                   

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS ON the INCREASE IN OUR COMMUNITY

CHB has recorded a number of Cardiovascular (Heart) related diseases in our community, some were lucky to have received immediate medical attention while others were not that fortunate. Several cases of by-pass surgeries (CABG) and angioplasty were referred to India since the beginning of the year. A typical example is of one of our community member who recently traveled to India on a holiday visit and decided to undergo a full body check-up, he was found with multiple blockages of arteries and had to undergo by-pass surgery, since angioplasty was not an option, and after consulting two Interventional Cardiologists.

This article provides you with a glimpse of Cardiovascular Diseases and the necessary Precautions to avert the disease and its complications etc. from the early stage of your life.

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The Early Pioneers of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri of Somalia - Muraj Ukera (1838-1932)

Murabbi Muraj Ukera was born at Kapaya, Kutch, India in 1838. He started business after completing primary level education in the village primary school. He married Purbai with whom he had six sons and five daughters.
 
In 1881, he gave some money as capital to three of his sons namely Alidina (also called Ali), Haji and Mohamed and sent them to Africa to venture into business. All three of them ultimately established their business in Merca, Somalia. His sons Rashid and Ahmed migrated later. His daughter Khatija married Jaffer Parpia. Muraj’s father Ukera Nanji and brother Peera (Pirmohamed) Ukera settled in Zanzibar while his brother Mohamed Ukera settled in Merca, Somalia. Muraj used to travel frequently from India to Zanzibar and Merca to visit his family members. In 1906, after reaching Africa, he did not return to India.

Muraj was a humble servant of the community. He would not take leadership because of fear of hurting someone during leadership.  As such, he used to frequently advise his children to serve the community like a slave and not like a leader. This quiet and sincere servant of the community passed away in Mogadishu in 1932 at the age of 94. We carry below the story of two of his sons, Alidina and Hajibhai.

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