The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Akil Hirji as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board for the remaining term, 2013 – 2016.
Akil bhai takes over the combined functions of the Housing and Economic Empowerment sectors following the adoption of the new Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Board at the 75th Session of the Supreme Council of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa held in Dar es Salaam from 2nd to 3rd May 2014.
The Economic and Housing Development areas are largely inter-linked in its functions which involve initiatives and strategic planning with a focused direction in meeting the aims and objectives of the Africa Federation for sustainable growth in the economy and enriching the standard of living of our community members by working cohesively with our Jamaats for the development in these sectors.
Profile of Alhaj Akil Hirji Alhaj Akil Hirji was born in Zanzibar 1966. At a very young age he moved with his family to Dar-es-Salaam where pursued his primary and secondary education. Thereafter, he with his brothers jointly formed Travel Industry & Estate business in Dar es Salaam in 1984. He is a successful businessman operating a number of family commercial ventures. He is married and has 2 children.
Akilbhai's community, social and voluntary services spans almost three decades. His passion to serve the community throughout has neither dimmed nor diminished, as he gained more experience, did he become more devoted and committed.
Established in 1994 is one of the leading multi-specialty tertiary care healthcare institutions in Western India, providing treatment for all types of diseases. A multispecialty hospital with state-of-the-art medical infrastructure, having dedicated international patient’s wing, and tie-up with almost all international Medical Insurance companies.
CHB’s has a vision towards continuous development and building relationships with the hospitals and medical institutions in India for the benefit of our community in Africa. Almost 20 years ago, CHB signed the first MOU with Madras Medical Mission (MMM) of Chennai; MMM are specialized in cardiology and Cardio Thoracic Surgery. Similarly, 10 years ago, an MOU with Parekhs Hospital in Ahmedabad was signed; Parekhs Hospital is specialized in Joint Replacement (Orthopaedics) Surgery. The trend in the recent years shows more and more patients travel to Ahmedabad for medical treatment, compared to Mumbai.
Bilal Comprehensive School Celebrates Wiladah of Imam Al Hujjah (atfs)
Preparations for the occasion of the celebration of the birthday (Wiladah) were done in stages where students were given several activities to demonstrate good understanding.
The morning of Thursday, 12th June was echoing with loud voices of Bilal Children singing in the love of the Awaited Imam Al Mahdi. The procession began from Sambwisi Street with a one minute silence to reflect and pray for the safety of all Muslims throughout the world followed by Ziyarat to salute the Imam of our time.
The program commenced with verses of the holy Qur’an recited by student from BSC to grace the occasion and was translated into Kiswahili by Hawzatul Bilal Student.
Opening of ‘Hussainy Medical House’ in Ahmedabad – India
The Central Health Board (CHB) of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa in collaboration with the Hussainy Healthcare Committee (HHC) in Ahmedabad have recently introduced accommodation facility in Sarkhej area for patients who require accommodation. The HHC being headed by Br. Ali Hasnain Dosani have been working very hard for the last several months to establish the Medical House. Previously, patients were accommodated at the Sardariya Boys Hostel which is presently undergoing major renovations to improve its condition. Similarly, the Kalupoor Musafirkhana is far from the city centre, it is located in a crowded and congested market area restricting cabs/cars to reach to Musafirkhana, thus, for patients it becomes very difficult to go in and out of Musafirkhana.
Al Hajj Mohamed Hemani, Hon. Treasurer of The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa visits to Bilal Secretariat
Al Hajj Mohamed Hemani visited the Bilal Secretariat on Thursday 26th June 2014 to familiarize himself with the different activities conducted by Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya.
Alhaj Husseinali Khaki, Hon Treasurer of the Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya welcomed Al Hajj Mohamed Hemani and thanked him for taking time out from his busy schedule to visit the office. Mohamedbhai was then introduced to various office staff who work at the Secretariat.
Message from the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali R. Dharamsi - Welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadhan
In the Name of Allah; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
“The month of Ramadhan is that in which the Qur’an was revealed, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs of the guidance and the distinction; therefore whoever of you is present in the month, he shall fast therein, and whoever is sick or upon a journey, then (he shall fast) a (like) number of other days; Allah desires ease for you, and He does not desire for you difficulty, and (He desires) that you should complete the number and that you should exalt the greatness of Allah for His having guided you and that you may give thanks.” (Surah al Baqarah-2:185)
My dear community members,
The holy month of Ramadhan – the most desired guest for the believers is just round the corner. Let us therefore welcome this special guest with glorification, praise and thanks of Allah (swt) and once again in this year too we should seek purification of our souls by fulfilling the obligations due in this month. In the sight of Allah (swt), this month is the best month, its days are the best days, its nights are the best nights and its hours are the best hours.
BILAL MUSLIM MISSION – MWANZA BRANCH RECEIVES AN AWARD
Bilal Muslim Mission Mwanza branch was recently awarded with an appreciation certificate from the Ministry of Health for their good effort in organizing for blood donors and blood donation camps in Mwanza. The latest camp was held early this year (30th Dec 2013 to 5th Jan 2014) to commemorate the Wafat (martyrdom) of the Holy Prophet of Islam (SAWW).
A total of 467 units of blood were collected – this is in addition to the 100 units collected during an earlier drive to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) on the day of Ashura 1435 AH. This certificate below was awarded on World Blood Donors Day on 14th June 2014.
May Allah (swt) grant us all the tawfeeq to enhance our services towards humanity, Ameen. We wish to commend the good work being done by our Mwanza Branch.
Secretariat BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA - HEAD OFFICE