The Teacher Development Program

The Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab) organized a Teacher’s Development Program: Neuro-Psychology of Learning in Dar-es-Salaam on the 25th and 26th of January 2015.
 
A similar program was also conducted in Mombasa over two weekends on the 31st January and 1st February and 7th and 8th of February 2015.
 
A total of 56 participants attended the programs.
 
The programs were conducted in Mombasa by Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi and Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan and in Dar-es-Salaam by Sis Shama Dewji and Br. Shabbir Khalfan.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/128/15                                                                   



The following logistics are being planned for Councillors and Invitees from Dar es Salaam to attend the 76th Supreme Council Session in Mombasa on 1st and 2nd May, 2015. Councillors and Invitees from other Jamaats who wish to use these facilities are also requested to register themselves, and make payments to the AFED Secretariat office.
 
By Air:
 
Zantas Air have offered special fares for flight from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, details are as under:-

Type of Aircraft: Caravan 13 passengers.
Return fare: US$300
Airport Tax: US$100
Fare is therefore US$400.00 per pax return all inclusive.

Those wishing to use the above mode of travel must pay full fare even if they use only one segment of the flight.

  • Departure from Dar es Salaam – Thursday, 30th April 2015 at 14.00 hrs. 
  • Departure from Mombasa – Sunday, 3rd May 2015 at 16.00 hrs. 

Payment should be made to the AFED Secretariat office latest by 15th April, 2015. (No refunds if cancelled after 15th April, 2015)
 
By Bus:
 
TRH (1980) Ltd. have offered a 20 seater bus to facilitate those who wish to travel by road to Mombasa to attend the Supreme Council Session. 

  • Departure from Dar es Salaam – Thursday, 30th April 2015 at 06.00 hrs (Immediately after Fajr prayers, a break for Zohrain Namaz and lunch in Tanga)
  • Departure from Mombasa – Monday, 4th May 2015 at 06.00 hrs. (Arrangements shall be same as above). 

Each person shall pay T. Shs. 30,000.00 for a return trip to cover fuel and driver costs.
 
Payment/Reservation should be made with Br. Rizwan Rattansi (Tel: 0713 311 260) latest by 15th April 2015, first come first served basis.

Please contact AFED Secretariat office should you require further details.
 
Secretariat

BEST STUDENT AWARD
YEAR 2014

Eligibility
The Student of the Year Award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination “O” levels during the academic year January 2014 to December 2014. All applicants should follow the guidelines outlined below to stand a good chance of receiving the award.

Jamat Responsibility/Deadline
All students’ applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat’s Education Board Representatives latest by 10th April 2015.  Local Jamaat’s will be responsible to publicize these services, conduct research in their own areas; scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward only Two Proposed names (one boy and one girl) to the Education Board Secretariat office by 24th April 2015.

During evaluation, Jamats should consider a minimum overall percentage of 75% for a student to qualify for best student award.

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR - 2015

“Together WE can make a Difference”

“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women” Koffi Annan

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in collaboration with Ansar Day conducted a six day seminar for the women under the Economic Upliftment Project in the rural centers. The seminar, being the fourth one since its initiation, was held in Bilal hall from 22nd February 2015 to the 26th February 2015. 

Two women from each Women Group from BMM Kenya centers and 3 women from Nakuru participated. A total number of 32 participants benefitted from this workshop.

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MOLUBHAI - MAN WITH A GOLDEN HEART.
 
By: Alhaj Hassan Ali M. Jaffer.
 
(Reproduced from the ‘Mombasa Jamaat Chronicle’ Vol.3. Issue No.1.April, 18, 2003)

For long it has been a tradition among Muslims for people to make donations or bequeath one of their properties in their life time to create ‘Waqf’ or a ‘Trust’ for charitable purpose. This has been in response to the Prophetic injunction of leaving behind “Sadaqatun Jaariya” that would help to perpetuate ensuing ‘thawaab’ for the donor even after his death.

During the past one and a quarter century, it is this spirit that has sustained the development and growth of our Community everywhere.
 
Of late, this spirit of creating ‘Waqf’ and bequeathing one’s property to the Jamaat for charitable purposes has acquired a new dimension with a healthy and pragmatic approach. With escalating market prices of real estate and the ever increasing maintenance and management costs, donors find it more prudent and economical to vest the management of their ‘Trust’ and ‘Waqf’ assets to the centralized local Jamaats. The Trust Boards of the respective Jamaats then manage such endowments. As a result the progeny of the donors are not burdened with the responsibility and the hassle of perpetual management.

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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)

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