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ECOMONIC UPLIFTMENT PROJECT



On Sunday, 3rd August 2013, members from Rahma Women Group-Kilungu, Masumin Women Group – Nzavoni and Zainabiyya Women Group – Masongaleni combined together to host an Eid Trade Fare cum market day in in Masongaleni from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Economic Upliftment Groups from all 15 BMMK Centres were invited to participate in this event.

Local people from the area were very happy to see the women from different areas bringing different items for display and sale.

Ukambani area without rainfall makes it a very dry land hence has higher level of poverty. However the group yet proposed to host the trade Fare to uplift their living standards.

The event was graced by Ms. Catherine Kakui – official from Community Development Funds (CDF), Kibwezi, Ms. Rose Kaleli – Chairlady of Maendeleo ya Wanawake, Thange Ward, Kibwezi and Ms. Agnes Muya – Treasurer of Maendeleo ya wanawake, Thange Ward, Kibwezi. Also present were the village elders, the chairman of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Young Women Group.
 
All the visitors were shown the products on display by the groups in each stall by the EUP trainers Sis Sidi Nyota and Sis Kauchi Chifui. They were happy to see women doing businesses and commended BMMK for supporting and empowering these groups. He was also interested in knowing about the EUP project at large. Here is what they had to say:


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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/91/14                                                                                  

Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds and establish prayer and give charity will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. (Holy Qur’an, Al Baqarah 2:277)

Our deepest appreciation to the Community members for their support and generous contributions towards the Africa Federation Solidarity Day Fund Project marking the auspicious occasion of the birthday of Imam of our time, Muhammad ibn Hassan al-Mahdi al-Hujjah (a.t.f.s.) on 15th of Shab’an.
 
We also commend the wonderful efforts made by the youth of our community in our Jamaats in organizing special events for fund raising. Once again the Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN), Conseil Regional of Madagascar, Associations of Reunion and the constituent Jamaats in mainland Africa have worked with great enthusiasm and devotion towards the success of this Project. Alhamdulillah, this year we have collected sum of US$ 176,038.19. Following are details of the collections:

SD 2014

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Circular No:  JMT/90/14                                                                              

We are pleased to inform our community members that the Africa Federation Al Qa’eem building in Arusha is now ready and the two Shops/Outlets on the ground floor are ready for renting out.
 
Interested community members from our Jamaats in Africa who wish to rent the above Shops/Outlets should contact one of the following Al Qa’eem Housing Development Sub-Committee members for a visit to the premise, before making a firm offer:

Mr. Munawer Bharwani, Tel: 0784 600 584 (Dar es Salaam)
Mr. Sajjad Versi, Tel: 0786 689 743 (Arusha)
Mr. Shabbir Virjee, Tel: 0782 991 111 (Arusha)

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Education Sponsorship Performance Seminar August 2014

“O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” (Qur’an 20:114)

“A child without education is like a bird without wings” - Tibetan proverb

On Saturday the 9th of August 2014, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized an Annual Student Performance Seminar for the students being sponsored under the Zainabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme of The World Federation of KSIMC and various other donors at Bilal hall in Mombasa.

Students being sponsored in Primary, Secondary Schools, Tertiary Institutions and Universities attended this seminar.

 

 

After the registration, the students went through individual assessment on various religious aspects by BMMK staff members and teachers of the Az-Zahra Madrasah.

The seminar commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran and introduction by Br Ahmedali.

 

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/89/14    

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are Dar-es-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 5.14 p.m. on Monday 25th August 2014 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1435 A.H.
 
On Tuesday 26th August, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is: 

Sunset

6.23 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset

25 hours 10 Minutes

Moonset

7.02 p.m.

Time Duration

39 Minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset

11.05 degrees

Crescent Altitude at Sunset

08.42 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.40 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 4 degrees North of West, 6 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1ST ZILKAAD 1435 ON WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST 2014.

 
Secretariat

Our Ref: BMMT/95-1435     

  BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA HEAD OFFICE ORGANIZES INTERFAITH IFTAR PROGRAM IN DAR ES SALAAM

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania head office organized an interfaith Iftar program on Sunday, 29th day of the holy month of Ramadhan 1435 AH (27th July, 2014) at Delhi Darbar Restaurant, in Upanga area, Dar es Salaam.

His Eminence, the Mufti of Tanzania, Alhaj Sheikh Shabani Issa Simba blessed the occasion with his presence as the Guest of Honor at this program.

Dignitaries, Guests and delegations from various communities, organizations and Imams from 50 mosques in Dar es Salaam were invited to this program.

It was a good opportunity for the Muslim brothers from different backgrounds and experiences in meeting and exchanging views and ideas on various topics, including the human resources development, education and economics. Good net-working amongst the invited guests and invitees from our community was seen; the program opened new avenues and strengthened further the existing relationships with our Muslim brothers in Tanzania.

Adhaan for Maghrib prayers was called and the Representative of the Mufti of Tanzania led the congregation - Jama’a prayers. The photograph below shows Maghrib prayers being held under the open sky.



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Ref: AQ/PR/2014/031

We are pleased to send out this final update to our community members in Africa and overseas on the latest status of the construction of “Al Qa’eem building. The last update with a progress report was issued in December 2013.

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All praises belong to Allah (s.w.t), for His grace and mercy for the wonderful opportunity we had to perform the numerous acts of worship recommended for the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

In this Holy month of Ramadhan, the Mission was able to reach out to many families in various parts of Kenya.

The Mission distributed Iftar/Sehri ration to 15 mosques, boarding secondary schools and Shimo la Tewa Borstal prison.    

Amals of Holy Ramadhan

Special activities that were conducted apart from the daily religious programs at the BMMK rural villages  during the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

They included; Recitation of Ramadhan Duas, brief lectures and question/answer sessions.


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BMM Tanga

Report No: 033 of Shab’an 1435 A.H, June 2014       

  BILAL TANGA CONDUCTS TEN DAYS SEMINAR FOR ITS TEACHERS

 
As in the previous years, Bilal Muslim Mission Tanga Branch conducted a ten days seminar for its teachers during the month of Shab’an 1435 AH.
 
A total of 30 participants from 24 Bilal Centres in Tanga region attended the ten days seminar which commenced on 16th and concluded on 25th of June 2014.
 
Topics covered included Fiqh both theory and practical, Tareekh, Shub’hat. Special sessions were conducted on public speaking skills, work ethics and using of latest techniques in promoting Tabligh.

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Eid Card

Like in the previous years, the Africa Federation Secretariat once again invited children between the ages of 6 and 12 years from our Jamaats in Africa to design Eid Cards for the Africa Federation.

We are pleased to inform that one hundred and eighty six (186) entries were received; they are from Arusha, Bukoba, Dar-es-Salaam, Lubumbashi, Madagascar, Mombasa, Moshi, Mwanza, Nairobi and Re-Union Jamaats.

The efforts and enthusiasm shown by these children are indeed overwhelming, choosing the top three entries was not an easy task.

We are pleased to see the creativeness and the artistic talents of these young children of our community.

Following are the designers of the selected Eid Cards:

  • Aleesha (Aaliya) Shahina Merali (8 years) of Nairobi - The card designed by her was selected for the Africa Federation for Eid-ul Fitr 1435 for postal Eid Card.
  • Rehmat Z. Rashid (12 years) of Dar-es-Salaam - The card designed by her was selected for display on the Africa Federation Website for Eid-ul Fitr 1435.
  • Rayane Premjee (10 years) of Re-Union - The card designed by him was selected for Africa Federation for Eid-ul Fitr 1435 for the Email Eid Card.

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