Ref: PR/2018/41                                                       


The Chairman of the Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Vice Chairman Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the Hon. Treasurer, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani paid a three days’ visit to Mombasa, Kenya from 18th to 20th January 2018. They were joined by the two Nominated Councillors from Mombasa, Alhaj Amir Merali and Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku. The Chairman of the AFED Sports Council, Alhaj Mohamedhussein Somji and the AYN Vice Chairman, Alhaj Qamber Somji were also present during the visit with the AFED delegation.
 
The purpose of this visit was to meet and discuss with the officials of Mombasa Jamaat, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya, the AFED Trustee and Councillors who are based in Mombasa, Kenya on several key issues concerning the Jamaat and AFED.

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Circular No: AF/114/2018                                        

KSI KUWWATUL ISLAM JAMAAT ZANZIBAR – NEW TEAM

Following the resignation by Alhaj Mohamedraza Hassan Dharamsi from the post of President of the KSI Kuwwatul Islam Jamaat of Zanzibar on 29th January 2018, the Vice President, Alhaj Hayder Hussein Topan assumed the position of President of the Jamaat.
 
At the meeting of the Jamaat held in Zanzibar on 29th January 2018, the following members were appointed to form an Interim Care-Taker Committee to run the affairs of the Jamaat.
 
Br. Hayder Hussein Topan                           President
Br. Samir Hussein Allarakhia                        Vice President
Br. Akbar Hassanali                                     Hon. Secretary
Br. Imtiaz Sajjad Mohammed Hussein           Hon. Treasurer
 
Br. Naushad Suleiman Allarakhia, a stalwart with a long experience in Jamaat activities continues to hold the post of a Trustee of the Jamaat.

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Ref: AFED/PR/40/18                                                  


The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Uhuru Street Housing Project in Dar-es-Salaam was held on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (5th Jamadi ul Awwal 1439), during the auspicious celebrations of the birth anniversary of Sayedah Zainab Bint Ali (A.S.)
 
This project is a huge milestone in pursuant of the vision and aspiration of the three institutions in initiating a Joint venture project; they are the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa, the World Federation of KSIMC and the KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam, May Allah (SWT) with His grace bless this project with incessant success, Ameen.

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MARHUM MOHAMMADALI LADHA DAMJI OF KIGOMA

Mohammadali bhai was born in Ujiji-Kigoma in the year 1915. After his primary education he went to Zanzibar for his secondary education. In Zanzibar he stayed with his uncle Jaffer Ladak Mullani, he also learnt Quran and Dinyat from Maaalim Raza Rashid Nathani. Zanzibar was well known for its high standard in religious and secular education.

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"Inna Lilahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeeun"

To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.
(Holy Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)


Alhaj Mounisse Raza Fidahoussen Nourah

A social worker and Zakir-e-Imam Hussain (AS) bids farewell from this world


(1966 – 2018)

 

The Secretariat of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa and the Secretariat of the Territorial Councils of Madagascar (CROI) and Reunion (UAKSIR) received with shock and grief the sad news of the sudden death of Alhaj Mounisse Raza Fidahoussen Nourah which occurred on Tuesday, 30th January 2018 (12th Jamadil Awwal 1439 A.H.) in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Marhum was the President of KSI Jamaat of Antananarivo which is the largest Jamaat among the 16 Jamaats under the Territorial Council of Madagascar (CROI). Marhum has a long history of social services in the community, and outside the community.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/113/18                                       

MOON FORECAST – JAMADI UL AAKHAR 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi ul Aakhar 1439 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 0.06 a.m. on Friday 16th February 2018 i.e. 29th Jamadi ul Awwal 1439 A.H.
 
On Friday 16th February 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.46 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 18 hours 40 minutes     
Moonset 7.19 p.m.
Time Duration 33 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      08.09 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 07.06 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Saturday 17th February 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is: 

Sunset 6.46 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 42 hours 41 minutes     
Moonset 8.03 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 17 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      19.41 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 17.41 degrees

 SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.03 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 5 degrees South of West, 7 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st JAMADI UL AAKHAR 1439 AH ON SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2018.
 
 
Secretariat

Anjuman - e- Khuddamul Qur’an – 1937
(Great Emphasis in Reciting and Understanding the Holy Qur’an)

In the year 1937 the Anjuman-e-Khuddamul Qur’an was started in Mumbai, India with the aim of teaching Quran in proper recitation and with the translation. Selected Aya’ts from the Holy Qur’an were being translated in three languages English, Urdu and Gujarati.  A special department was created to translate the Holy Qur’an according to guidance and hadith of Ayma-e-Tahereen (A.S.). Every Friday the translation bulletins were being circulated in all the mosques. The title of the bulletin was “Back to Qur’an”. The bulletin became so popular that they had to increase the number. The distribution was solely being handled by Habib Esmail Benevolent Trust. The distribution department was being handled by Haji Dawoodbhai Habib, Haji Mohmmedali Habib, Haji Rajabali P. Ebrahim, Haji Dawood Haji Nasser, Haji A.U. Botawalla and Haji Abdul Hussein Thariyani.

Trustees of Benevolent Trust were Haji Ahmed Habib, Haji Dawood Habib, Haji Mohmmedali Habib, Haji Gulamali Habib and Abdulhussein Thariyani.

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