CIRCULAR NO: JMT/96/14                                                  

MOON FORECAST – MUHARRAM 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 1436 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
 
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 0.58 a.m. on Friday 24th October 2014 i.e. 29th Zilhajj 1435 A.H.
 
On Friday 24th October 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:    

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    17 hours 20 minutes   
Moonset 6.49 p.m.
Time Duration 33 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    7.46 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 7.02 degrees


SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Saturday 25th October 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:            

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    41 hours 20 minutes   
Moonset 7.41 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 25 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     19.48 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 18.56 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 15 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st MUHARRAM 1436 AH ON SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2014
 
 
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THE 7TH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - LDP
AUGUST 14th TO 17th 2014, MOMBASA

The AFED Capacity Building Group in partnership with the WF Capacity Building Group organized the 7th Leadership Development Program from the 14th to the 17th of August 2014 in Mombasa, Kenya.

A total of 25 participants, from Dar es Salaam, Mombasa and the UK attended the Program.

 

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Our Ref: BMMT/98-1435                                                               

BMM Tanzania - Hawzatul Bilal 4th Graduation Ceremony 2014

 

The Fourth Graduation Ceremony for the Foundation Course of three years at the Hawzatul Bilal at Temeke, Dar-es-Salaam took place on Thursday 7th August 2014.  The Hawzatul Bilal was established in 2009.

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Ref: PR/AF/034/2014                                                                 



And proclaim the Hajj among mankind. They will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways. [Holy Quran, Al Hajj 22:27]

To this very day millions upon millions of Muslims continue to answer the call of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.). Insha’allah next year you shall be amongst those who answer the call.

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The BMM Tanga Branch held its Annual Prize giving ceremony for all its Hawza and Madressa students during the holy month of Ramadhan 1435 AH.
 
Nearly one thousand Madressa students from 24 centres under BMM – Tanga took part in the terminal exams conducted during the month of Shaaban 1435 A.H.
 
The top three students in each centre were presented with gifts and the students who achieved the overall top three position in all the centres (i.e. combined top three) walked away with additional gifts. Consolation prize of White kanzu and kofia for boys and Chaadar for girls was presented to all the students who took part in the exams.

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REF: BMMT/102-1435                                                                      



Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania held a 3 day FREE Eye Camp from the 8th to 10th of August, 2014 at Kilombero located about 330 kilometers away from Dar Es Salaam sponsored by the family of the Late Marhuma Marziya Bai Rashid together with the BETA CHARITABLE TRUST.

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Ref: AQ/PR/2014/033                                                                             

The Opening Ceremony of the “Al Qa’eem Residency” – the Africa Federation Housing Project in Arusha was held on Sunday 7th September 2014 coinciding with the occasion of the birth anniversary of the 8th Imam (A.S.)

 

The Building located on Plot 9 Jacaranda Road, Arusha city centre in Tanzania is a eight storey building which consists of 24 flats (each floor has two flats of 2 bedrooms and one flat of 3 bedrooms), a spacious covered terrace for events and two shops outlets on the ground floor for renting out.

The Ceremony was attended by the Africa Federation Chairman Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, the Hon Secretary Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, AFED Past Chairman Alhaj Ramzan Nanji from Nairobi, Alhaj Gulamali Virjee of Dubai, Arusha Jamaat President Alhaj Gulamhussein Mukhtar and AFED Housing Board Chairman Alhaj Akil Hirji.
 
Also present were the AFED Nominated Councillors in Arusha Alhaj Amir Somji, Alhaj Rizwan Peera and Alhaj Shabbir Virjee, the Hon. Secretary of Moshi Jamaat, Alhaj Alihussain Shariff, AFED Sports Council Chairman Alhaj Mahmood Somji and AFED Education Board Chairman Alhaj Samir Habib together with invitees from Arusha and Moshi Jamaat. In attendance were also the Directors of Super Constructions Company Dar-es-Salaam – the Contractors for the Project, the Architect, the Engineers and Consultants of the Project.

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Ref: PR/QC/2014/032                                   
 

The Shia Asna Asheri Jamaat (SAAJ) Nairobi successfully hosted the 10th AFED Annual Qur’an Competition, organized by the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) from 8th to 10th August 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.
 
The purpose of the Qur’an competitions is to encourage and promote the recitation, awareness and understanding of the Holy Qur’an, and to propagate its message amongst the young and older members in our community.



Categories and Number of Participants:
All Jamaats were given the opportunity to select amongst their members four candidates (2 male and 2 female) for participate in each category:

  1. Open Qur’an recitation
  2. Hifdh  and Translation prestigious 

For the following age groups:

  • Group 1:         10 -   12 Years
  • Group 2:         12+ - 15 Years
  • Group 3:         15+ - 18 Years
  • Group 4:         18+ Years 

After the success of the new category “Fadhilah of Ahlulbayt (AS) from the holy Qur’an” last year, this was split into two age groups this year:

  • 15 to 18 years participants were provided with 15 selected verses of the Holy Qur’an along with their translations
  • 18+ years participants were provided with 30 selected verses along with their translation. 

The participants were required to thoroughly study all the verses and randomly select 2 verses for presentation and were judged based on the following:

  • History & background
  • Connection to Ahlulbayt
  • Lessons learnt
  • Application in our lives
  • Clarity of explanation

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The Social Services Committee of KSI Jamaat Dar-es-Salaam organized a Youth Workshop that addressed Stress Management on the 25th of July 2014/27thMahe Ramadhan 1435 A.H. The event aimed to serve the Wellbeing Awareness Campaign run by SSC and CBG (Capacity Building Group) and was facilitated by the latter.
 
The night program began at 11.00 p.m. and ended at 1.00 a.m. with Sehri in Mehfile Abbas, Dar es Salaam, with the following topics elaborated upon:

  • Ice Breaker between the participants
  • Analyzing at least one major cause of stress in life – a personal exercise
  • Identifying solutions to that stressor
  • Being able to recognize body stress levels in order to manage better
  • Being aware of the physical, emotional and behavioral signs of stress
  • Changing one’s approach to any stressor to reduce the stress.

Sister Zainab Alidina of the SSC was the Organiser of the Session which was attended by 34 Participants and facilitated by Sister Shama Dewji and Brother Sameer Kermalli of CBG.

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