CIRCULAR NO: JMT/127/15                                                                  



The 76th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa will be held at the Best Western Plus Creekside Hotel, Mombasa on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015. Accommodation arrangements have been made at the hotel, details are as follows:-
 
The Best Western Plus Creekside Hotel is located on the bountiful Tudor Creek, immediately across the Nyali Bridge; it can be accessed by making the first right turn from the bustling Kongowea Market. For more information please visit the hotel website: www.creekside.co.ke

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The Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) launched the poetry competition on 28th October 2014 which was kindly sponsored by Al Haj Murtaza Kanani of Nairobi and Spiritual Journeys. The winner of the competition would be awarded a free Ziyarat Trip by Spiritual Journeys. Also the top 5 Poets would be aired on Safeer TV and IBN TV.

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Ref: CHB/HB/029/15                                                                            

CHB NEWS BULLETIN

KIDNEY STONES

Kidney stones come in many sizes, shapes and colors. They can be as small as a speck of sand or as large as a golf ball. Some look like smooth, round pebbles and others have rough edges, depending on the chemicals in them.

The picture on the left shows - 3 stone fragments that were removed during percutaneous surgery in a patient.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/126/15                                                         

MOON FORECAST – JAMADI UL AAKHAR 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi ul Aakhar 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 12.37 p.m. on Friday 20th March 2015 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Awwal 1436 A.H.
 
On Saturday 21st March 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.33 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 29 hours 57 minutes     
Moonset 7.34 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 01 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     16.41 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 13.44 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.50 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 8 degrees North of West, 8 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st JAMADI UL AAKHAR 1436 AH ON SUNDAY 22ND MARCH 2015
 
 
Secretariat

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/125/15                                                                    



The Sports Council of Africa Federation calls upon all Jamaats under the Africa Federation, the Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’Ocean Indien (CROI) and the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR) to submit their nominations for the “Sportswoman and Sportsman of the year” by filling in the enclosed Questionnaires.
 
Jamaats are requested to note that nominations are for both Sportswoman and Sportsman for the year 2014.
 
Nominations should be submitted to the following address by 10th April 2015
                                               
            The Sports Council
            The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa,
            P.0. Box 6710
            Fax: + 255 22 2150964
            Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
                       
            Email: sports@africafederation.org / mmtsomji@tz2000.com
                       
Please contact the Sports Council Chairman Alhaj Mahmood Somji on the above Email addresses for any clarifications required.
 
All Jamaats are requested to acknowledge receipt of this Circular on the above Email addresses.
 
Encls:  - Questionnaire Forms

 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary
 
Download:  Nomination form - Sportsman of the year 2014 (MS Word, 452KB)

Download:  Nomination form - Sportswoman of the year 2014 (MS Word, 476KB)

 There is no force equal to a woman who is determined to rise”

In collaboration with Ansar Day, the Mission hosted an exhibition cum market day on the first day of the Annual Women Empowerment seminar held from the 22nd February 2015 to the 26th February 2015. This was the second time the Mission hosted such an event since its initiation.

Two members from each BMM Kenya groups and 3 ladies from Nakuru showcased their businesses which are normally conducted in their rural centres.

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THE HISTORIC SOMALIA RESCUE MISSION REVISITED

 Republic of Somalia lies on the East coast of Africa made up of the former divided British and Italian Somalilands, with an area of 246,200 square miles and a population of 8.2 million. 
 
Out of over 1,600 Asians settled in Somalia, the Ithna Asheris population constituted a substantial majority numbering around 1,200 residing mostly in Mogadicio and in the southern port of Merka.
 
The early settlements of the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri community in Somalia dates back to the year 1881, when two families moved from Zanzibar Island to Merka.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/124/15                                                            




We are pleased to announce the appointment by the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Mombasa of the Organizing Committee for the 76th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa to be held in Mombasa, Kenya on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015.


Details of the accommodation and other arrangements will be sent out vide a separate Circular in due course.

 
Aunali Khalfan

Hon Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/123/15                                                      



The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED) delegation led by the Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the AFTAB Chairman, Seyed Hassan Naqvi are making official visits to Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Bujumbura Jamaats from 1st to 7th March, 2015.

Following is the visit program:

  • Sunday, 1st to Monday, 3rd March 2015 – Kinshasa Jamaat
  • Tuesday, 3rd to Wednesday, 5th March 2015 – Lubumbashi Jamaat
  • Thursday, 5th to Friday, 7th March 2015 – Bujumbura Jamaat

Meetings with the host Jamaat managing committee and board of trustees will be held during the visit.

The AFED Chairman will address the community members of the Jamaats and the AFED delegation will also meet elders and members of the community.

The delegation will also make visits to Madressahs and Tabligh Centres to see the activities and to meet students and teachers.
 
Secretariat

Ref: AF/PRESS/2015/49                                                            



The Africa Federation first Boards Chairmen’s Meeting was held in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 at the AFED Zahra Tower Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together Chairmen of the Boards and to update them on the AFED’s current developments, also to discuss various matters of the Boards, and to look into the challenges faced and plan ahead.

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REF: BMM/ADMIN/112/1436                                                             

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA
HELD FREE EYE CAMP AT RUANGWA


On a written request by the M.P. of Ruangwa, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa to conduct eye camp during Christmas Holidays, an Eye Camp was setup at Ruangwa Primary School from 25th to 28th December 2014.

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