CIRCULAR NO:  JMT/30/16                                         

The Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Hussein Karim and Chairman of the Economic and Housing Development Board, Alhaj Akil Hirji will be visiting the following Jamaats:
 Nairobi Jamaat     – 5th & 6th October 2016
 Mwanza Jamaat    – 7th October 2016
 Bukoba Jamaat     – 8th October 2016
The visit has been planned to coincide with the Ashra-e-Muharram program so that the AFED officials can join members of these Jamaats in the Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (A.S.) and in commemoration of the Martyrs of Karbala.
The AFED officials will also meet with the Jamaat Office Bearers, Managing Committee Members, Trustees and the Community Members to discuss various pertinent issues affecting the Community, and the latest developments in the region.
The Trustee of Africa Federation from Kenya, Alhaj Ebrahim Jaffer will accompany the AFED delegation on the visit to Nairobi Jamaat from 5th to 6th October, 2016.
The visit will also be an opportunity for the AFED officials to make a follow-up and to discuss with the Members of our Community who have suffered following the Earthquake which struck Bokoba District recently.

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/29/16                                          

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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)

Muharram brings us yet another opportunity to reflect, contemplate and develop a source of inspiration towards transformation in our day to day life, taking lessons of the great mission of Imam Hussain (A.S.), and from his supreme sacrifice in the plains of Karbala, Iraq in 61 A.H.
Alhamdulillah, by the grace and blessings of Allah (SWT) the Zakirs and Zakiras postings to various destinations within our Jamaats in Africa for the month of Muharram 1438 A.H. have been successfully completed.
The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) thanks 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 1438 AH (PDF, 252KB)


The KSI Jamaat of Arusha is inviting members of our community globally who would be interested in leasing the Hospital building (Inpatient) for medical field purposes only. The applicant will be expected to run the facility and improve services.
Brief Information: 
Name: The Ithnashari Charitable Hospital
Location: Arusha / Moshi Highway
Property size – 550 Sq Meters built up area
Total plot size – 700Sq Meter + ample of parking
More details are available, interested parties can contact the Arusha Jamaat secretariat.
Contact details:
Mob: +255 784 786 397
MohamedArif Bhimani
Hon. Secretary

Circular No:   JMT/28/16                                          

The Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to appoint Alhaj Mohsin Mohamedtaki Abdullah Lalji, popularly known as Sheni as Chairman of the Central Bilal Board (CBB) of the Africa Federation for the term 2016 - 2019.

Mohsin bhai was born and raised in Kigoma, where his late father, Alhaj Mohamedtaki Abdullah Lalji served as Chairman of KSI Jamaat of Kigoma and also as Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission, Kigoma Branch for several years. His late father devoted much of his time and resources in services to the community and in promoting the Madh’ab of Ahlulbayt (AS) in   Kigoma region. 

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Ref:  PR/AF/16/009                                                          

Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board achieved another milestone on September 30, 2016, with the signing of a contract for the construction of 18 apartments and 2 shops project on Band Street on the Plot donated by Alhaj Gulam bhai Fazal Dewji and his family.  The tender was won and awarded to M/S Mohammedi Builders Limited.
The project completion is in 18 months’ time from October 15, 2016.  This housing project named Asghari Residency is aimed at mid-income earners and a special scheme will be drawn shortly.  More information about the project will be given at a later stage.
During the contract signing ceremony, which was witnessed by WF Hon. Secretary Alhaj Kumail Manji, the AFED Hon Secretary, Alhaj Hussein Karim, on behalf of the AFED Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, thanked the EHBD Chairman Alhaj Akil Hirji and his board members particularly Vice Chair Sister Shakira Dhanani and Alhaj Azim Mawji for their very hard work to enable it to reach this stage in a very short time. Of particular mention was the EHBD member and Legal Advisor Zakiya bai Khamis, who prepared the contract and worked tirelessly around the clock to beat the deadline.

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Mulla Qadir Husain - The man who was responsible to have guided us to the right path of the Ithna-Asheri Faith.
Birth & Death:
Birth: 1842 in Madras, India
Death: 1902
Mulla Qadir Sahib was from his young age very much interested in Islamic studies and started a madrasah for children in Bombay (now Mumbai).
Turning point in the history of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheris:
His passion for Islamic studies took him to Karbala where he was a student of Ayatullah Zaynul Abideen Mazandarani for a couple of years.
In 1873 Haji Devjibhai Jamal the philanthropist went to Iraq and requested Ayatullah Mazandarani for an Aalim. He selected Mulla Qadir for the important task. This was a turning point in the history of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheris.

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Ref: PR/AF/16/008                                                  

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

May Allah make our reward and your reward great, for our grief for Hussain, (peace be upon him).

10th of Muharram 61 Hijra– 10th October 680 AD – The Day of Ashura

On the 10th day of Muharram which is the first month of the Islamic Calendar we, the Shia Muslim Community commemorate the tragic event of the merciless massacre of the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) – Imam Hussein (A.S.) along with members of his family and the faithful companions numbering to seventy two in the desert plains of Karbala, Iraq in 61 A.H.
The Karbala massacre is known as one of the darkest and saddest days in the Islamic history.

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