CIRCULAR NO: JMT/138/12

It is notified for general information of all Jamaats in Africa that FIRST RABI UL AAKHAR 1433 will fall on Friday 24th February 2012.

The important dates during the month are:

Rabi ul Aakhar 10, 1433 March 04, 2012
(Sunday)
WILADAT OF 11TH IMAM
HAZRAT HASSAN ASKARI (A.S.)


Secretariat  

Below is the link to download the 6th  Issue of Soaring Higher – a Publication of the Education Board of Africa Federation

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Download:  Education Bulletin - Soaring Higher Issue No. 6 (PDF, 500KB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/137/12

pop_2The Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi on behalf of the Africa Federation and members of the community extends heartiest congratulations to Honourable Alhaj Mohamedraza Dharamsee (Pop) for being elected as Member of the House of Representative for Uzini Constituency Zanzibar, at the by elections held there on Sunday 12thFebruary 2012.

It is matter of great pride for our Community to have our Member attain such a position in the Government of Zanzibar.
 
Alhaj Mohamedraza Dharamsee is the President of KSI Kuwwatul Islam Jamaat and has been actively involved in politics in Zanzibar for many years and was the Sports Advisor to the former President of Zanzibar Mr. Salmin Amour. 
 
We pray to Allah (swt) for his continued success in serving the people of Zanzibar, and also pray for his long and healthy life.
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/136/12

73RD SESSION OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF
THE FEDERATION OF KSI JAMAATS OF AFRICA
ARUSHA, TANZANIA - 27th to 29th April 2012

ACCOMMODATION

The 73rd Session of the Supreme Council of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa being hosted by the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Arusha will be held at Naura Springs Hotel (www.nauraspringshotel.com), Arusha from 27th to 29th April 2012.

The Naura Springs Hotel is located on East Africa Community road just off the Nairobi road in the heart of Arusha city, close to the Arusha International Conference Center (AICC).

The Meeting is scheduled to commence from Friday 27th April 2012 immediately after lunch and shall run through to Sunday, 29th April 2012 up to noon time.

Registration of Participants will commence at Naura Springs Hotel on Friday 27th April 2012 from 9.30 a.m. onwards.

The accommodation for the participants shall be at the same hotel and special concessionary rates for the rooms have been obtained, these are:-

  • US$ 55 per night for Single occupancy.
  • US $ 80 per night for Double occupancy i.e. US $ 40 per person sharing the room per night.

The accommodation rates above covers bed and breakfast. The Organizing Committee have made arrangements for the meals which shall be served at the same venue throughout the tenure of the meeting from Friday, 27th to Sunday, 29th April.

Rates for the hotel accommodation have been negotiated by the Organizing Committee specially for the participants of the 73rd Session of the Supreme Council. (Same rates shall apply for family members accompanying the participants).

All participants are requested to complete the attached Participation Data Form and submit to the addresses quoted on the Form with a copy to the AFED Secretariat:

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Participation Form (MS Word, 36KB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/135/12

73RD SESSION OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF
THE FEDERATION OF KSI JAMAATS OF AFRICA – From 27th To 29th April 2012 - ARUSHA, TANZANIA

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

We are pleased to announce the following names of the Organizing Committee who have been appointed by Arusha Jamaat to organize the 73rd Session of the Supreme Council of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa being hosted by the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Arusha, which will be held at Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April 2012.

Name Email Mobile
Chairman   Rizwan Peera  rizwangap@yahoo.com 0754 312376
Secretary Tahseel Sheriff  sheriff@cybernet.co.tz 0754 312965
Treasurer Arif Bhimani arif@simbasafaris.co.tz 0784 786397
Transport Jabbir M Walli highways@cybernet.co.tz 0754 420430
Catering Dept  Mubinabbas Lalji  ijaz@hotmail.com 0782 999240
Committee Members  Mustafa Virjee mustafa@virjee.co.tz 0784 288945
Abbas Karim abbasalikarim@hotmail.com 0784 200980
Aliasgher Mukhtar  aliasgherm@hotmail.com 0718 276633
Mohammed Kazim Alwani  kazimalwani@yahoo.com 0784 361939
Mohammed A Mawji mohdmawji@gmail.com 0786 008808

 Details of the accommodation and other arrangements will be sent out soon, vide a separate Circular.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF KENYA

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pds_bmmk_2Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in conjunction with two scholars from International Institute of Islamic studies (IIIS) namely Sheikh Hadi Valipour and Sheikh Seyed Mostafa Daryabari conducted a ten day seminar at the Bilal hall from the 9th - 19th of January 2012.

Topics like the review of teaching methodologies, assessment & evaluation, professional ethics, quran and hadith, muamalat, tarekh & caliphate, pillars of iman among others were discussed during the seminar.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/134/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul-Aakhar 1433 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 01.36 a.m. on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 i.e. 29th Rabiul Awwal 1433 A.H.

On Wednesday 22nd February 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:   

Sunset ................................................    6.45 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset...................   17 hours 10 minutes
Moonset .............................................    7.01 p.m.
Time Duration ..................................     17 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     09.18 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset .................      03.24 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Thursday 23rd February 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:          

Sunset .................................................    6.44 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    41 hours 10 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    7.43 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................     58 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     19.48 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ..................     13.12 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.01 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 4 degrees North of West, 14 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st RABI-UL-AAKHAR 1433 A.H. ON FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2012

Secretariat

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF KENYA

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bmmk_eye_camp_2Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in conjunction with Kwale District Eye Centre organized yet another eye camp on Monday 23rd January 2012 to assist patients who were in need of these services.

People of different ages with various eye problems gathered early in the morning at Ahlul Kisaa Centre, Kichakamkwaju with rays of hope.

Some people from villages of Shimoni's, Anzuwani, Kibuyuni, Wasini, Mkwiro, Mwambao etc. had traveled long distance to attend the free eye camp.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/135/12

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The Chairman of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi on behalf of the Africa Federation and members of the community extends heartiest congratulations to Honorable Alhaj Mohammed Reza Saboor on his recent appointment as the Honorary Consul of Mexico to Tanzania.

saboor_2Hon.Mohammed Reza Saboor presented his credentials in Dar es Salaam to Hon. John M. Haule, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania. (Seen in this photograph)

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Ref: AK/PR/2012/46

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Over a month ago, The INSTITUT ISLAMIQUE DE MADAGASCAR and The CONSEIL RÉGIONAL DES KHOJAS SHIA ITHNA - ASHERI JAMATES DE L'OCÉAN INDIEN sent out invitations to the community leaders, heads of institutions, organizations and community members world-wide to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of Rasul al Akr'am Building – THE INSTITUT ISLAMIQUE DE MADAGASCAR (INISMA CENTRE) which will take place in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Sunday, 12th February, 2012 (19th Rabi'ul Awwal 1433 AH).

The Guest of Honor of the Grand Opening will be Hujjatul Islam wal Muslimeen, Sayed Jawad Sharestani, who is the Representative of Marja-e-Taqleed, Ayatullah al Uzmah Sayed Ali Hussaini al Sistani, may Allah (swt) prolong his life and grant him good health and protection all the time.

inisma_2The occasion is an historical one which will go into the annals of INISMA, and especially during this time of paying our tributes to Marhum Alhaj Goulam Abbas Mamod Jamil, popularly was known as Alhaj Roshan Jamil who passed away suddenly in Antananarivo on 20th February, 2011 (16th Rabi'ul Awwal 1432 AH) – One year ago. May Allah (swt) grant Marhum maghferat and place his soul amongst the fourteen infallibles (Masumeen – AS).

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In order to learn from lessons from the great sacrifice of Imam Hussein (as) Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized a seminar in Samburu Secondary School for the students. This was attended by a total of 994 Students from 14 different schools.

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