Among the early Pioneers who shall be remembered for the Vision, Foresight and Developments.

Haji Merali Mawji was born in Khandna, India in 1888. At the age of 12 he left his parents to vie for better prospects by sailing to Kilwa where he worked at Esmail Bhalloo. In 1906, he went to India to get married and on his return went to Njinjo, a village near Kilwa where he opened a small shop. In 1909 he moved to Kilwa.

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Circular No: JMT/92/17                                                                                          

Further to our Circular JMT/87/17 of 15th September 2017, we wish to notify Community members that the dates for the Heritage Tour to India have now been changed, the new dates are 15th to 30th January 2018.

The basic tour details are as follows: 

Dates: 15th -30th January 2018  

Ground cost: US $ 999 USD per individual (This does not include visa, flights, health insurance and any other pre-arrival expenses)

Tour: Mumbai, Bhuj, Kera, Mandvi, Mundra, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Mahuva and other small towns and villages. 

All members joining the Tour will have to arrive in Mumbai on 14th January 2018.

Interested members are requested to complete the attached application Form and submit the same with registration Fees of US $ 100 per person to the Africa Federation Secretariat by 15th October 2017.

Hussein Karim
Hon Secretary

Download: Khoja Tour - Application Form (PDF 156KB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/91/17                                                  

Administrative Secretary for The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) and Capacity Building Group (CBG).

The Tableegh Board (AFTAB) and the Capacity Building Group (CBG) of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person for the above position.
The Administrative Secretary shall be based at the Africa Federation office based at Zahra Towers, Dar-es-Salaam.

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The first ever Madrasah Retreat was held in Dar es Salaam by AFTAB in which 27 Representatives/Heads from Madaris of 9 Constituent Jamaats converged consisting of:

  • Arusha
  • Dar es Salaam Boys and Girls Sections
  • Lubumbashi also representing Kinshasa
  • Moshi
  • Mwanza
  • Mombasa
  • Nairobi
  • Tanga
  • Zanzibar

Group Photo - Facilitators, Organizers and Participating Madaris

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The Bilal Comprehensive School in Temeke, Dar Es Salaam celebrated its 16th Grade Seven Graduation on 19th September 2017.  A total of 47 students completed their primary education and were awarded for their hard work over the seven years and for accomplishing a milestone in their lives.

The Guest of Honour for the program was Ms. Bhalloo, the deputy Principal of Shaban Robert Secondary School; in attendance amongst others were the Africa Federation Vice Chairman Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, Alhaj Mohamedhussein Rajani (Haji Saheb), Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania CEO, Br. Amir Ahmed along with representatives from 15 different primary schools in and around Temeke.

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Circular No: JMT/90/17                                                

The Africa Federation delegation comprising the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Hussein Karim shall be on an official visit to Kigali from 23rd and 24th September 2017 and will then travel to Bujumbura until 26th September, 2017.
They will be joined by the Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi on the visit to Kinshasa from 26th to 28th September 2017.
The nominated Councillors, Alhaj Salim Somji from Bujumbura and Alhaj Saeed Ali Vazir from Kinshasa will also join the Afed delegation on these visits.

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Ref: AFED/PR/32/17                                                Date: September 22, 2017

The Shia Asna Asheri Jamaat (SAAJ) of Nairobi hosted successfully the Africa Federation 79th Supreme Council Session from 7th to 9th July 2017 at the Orchid Azure Hotel in Nairobi. The Session was attended by about 100 participants and invitees from Australia, DRC (Congo), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Mozambique and Reunion.

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Ref: AF/2017/31

In the name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful

And reckon not those who are killed in Allah's way as dead; nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord.
(Holy Qur’an Surah, Ale Imran 3:169)

A’adhamallahu ujurana wa ujurakum bi musaabina bil Hussain Alayhis Salaam
May Allah make great our reward and your reward, for our grief on Hussain Aalayhis Salaam

As the month of Muharram (The first Islamic Month) dawns, the Shia Community are involved with preparations to commemorate the event of the great martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) that took place in Karbala in 61 A.H.  Community volunteers are busy preparing the Centres to hold programs, organize peaceful processions (Juloos), scholars are travelling far and wide to go and deliver sermons and the lucky ones are preparing for their travel to Karbala to be in the land where this event took place. In many parts of the world, including Africa the first night of Muharram will fall on Thursday 21st September 2017.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/89/17                                                

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said: Surely, there exists in the hearts of the
Mu' mineen, with respect to the martyrdom of Husain (A.S.), a heat that never subsides.  - (Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol. 10, pg. 318)

The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) has completed the postings of Zakirs and Zakiras to various destinations within Jamaats in Africa for the month of Muharram 1439 A.H.
The Board is grateful to all the A'alims, Zakirs and Zakiras who kindly accepted the postings and travelled to various Jamaats to convey the message of Seyyid-ul Shohadah Abdillahi Hussain (A.S.) and keep alive the spirit of Azadari of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and the martyrs of Kerbala.
The Secretariat also wishes to express its gratitude to all Jamaats of the Africa Federation, Tabligh Boards of the Jamaats and individuals who in one way or the other assisted us in facilitating to carry out these arrangements successfully.
Enclosed is the detail of the postings of the Zakirs and Zakiras.
Hussein Karim
Hon. Secretary

Download:  List of Zakirs and Zakiras - Muharram 1439 AH (PDF, 208KB)

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