Ref:  JMT/80/2014                                                                       

Africa Federation annually holds the Solidarity Day, in celebration of the auspicious occasion of the birth of our living Imam, Al Mahdi, Al Hujjah, Sahebul Asr (ATFS).
 
This year, the Secretariat has appointed the following Ad-hoc Committee already working hand in hand with the Youth Representatives of the constituent Jamaats along with the AFED Secretariat during the whole month of Sha’ban 1435. 

  • Br. Farhan Yusuf – Convenor
  • Br. Alihassan Kassam – Assistant Convenor
  • Br. Tahirhassan Dewji – Member
  • Br. Ali Chandoo – Member
  • Br. Aamir Kanji – Member
  • Sr. Haleemah Fidahussein – Ladies Representative
  • Br. Muntazir Meghji & Br. Aliraza Sumar – Representatives, Nairobi
  • Br. Br. Hasnain Hasham -  Representative, Mombasa
  • Br. Salimali Panjwani – Representative, Mwanza
  • Br. Kumail Rahim – Representative, Arusha
  • Sr. Shahana Nassor – Representative, Madagascar

This is a unique opportunity to assist the less fortunate and deserving families of our community in acquiring the basic needs. Members are requested to contribute generously towards this noble cause whilst celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Imam Al Mahdi Al Hujjah (A.T.F.S.).
 
Kindly extend your support and cooperation to the above named Committee members.
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

 

Our Ref: BMMT/90-1435                                           

RAMADHAN RELIEF APPEAL – 1435

 

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) has said: “This month of yours (Ramadhan) is unlike the other months. Surely, when it approaches you, it does so with blessings and mercy and when it turns away from you, it does so with forgiveness of sins. This is a month in which good deeds are multiplied and of goodness accepted. “Wasail al-Shia'h, vol. 10, pg. 312
 
As the Holy month of Ramadhan is approaching, Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania once again seeks your kind support and invites all brethren to join hands in accomplishing its mission during this Holy month, like the previous years.
 
BMMT operates 60 centers throughout Tanzania, i.e. in Arusha, Coastal & Southern region, Kigoma, Lake Zone (that includes Bukoba, Mwanza, Musoma, Singida), Moshi, Tanga and Zanzibar.
 
A number of activities are carried out during the Holy month of Ramadhan, which include;

 

  • Qur’an recitations, lectures, Duas & Qur’an competitions.
  • Daily Iftar in our Centres,
  • Distribution of food packages to our fellow needy Muslims
  • Distribution of Religious Books, BEST TIME FOR PROPOGATION.
  • Other activities especially on the important dates of events during the holy month (MUNASEBAAT/ITIKAF).
  • Broadcasting via Radio & television (Air-Time use).
  • Eid gifts.

Donations / contributions can be sent directly to our head office in Dar es Salaam or through The Africa Federation or The World Federation Secretariat.
 
For any further enquiry, kindly contact us by email: bilaltz@africafederation.org
 
Secretariat
Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania (Head Office)
Tel: +255 22 2120111/2122419
Dar es Salaam.

 Our Ref: BMMT/89-1435                                                             

BILAL CAMPUS CELEBRATES WILADAH OF LADY FATIMAH (SA)

Bilal Campus, Temeke, celebrated the wiladah of the Holy Lady Fatimah (SA) having a weeklong celebration for different categories of participants starting from 13th April 2014. The slogan was ‘’FATIMAH (SA) - BINTI PEKEE’’ (Fatimah (SA) The Only Daughter).

Two days, 14th and 15th April, were for mothers to celebrate whereby Sister Maysara Ally and Sister Nyembezi gave a talk to the mothers followed by entertaining activities for them to participate in. In the meanwhile, students were making Mothers Day cards for distribution.

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Our Ref: BMMT/88-1435      

BILAL CAMPUS CELEBRATES WILADAH OF IMAM ALI (AS)

The wiladat of Ameerul Mumineen (A.S.) was celebrated with great joy and anticipation at Bilal Campus, Temeke.  BMMT had organized a quiz competition on 12 Rajab, based on two books at two different levels. 64 adults (33 females and 31 males) 16 of them being Bilal students and the rest from other institutions in Dar es Salaam participated in this competition.

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Circular No: JMT/79/14       



Allah (S.W.T.) shall ward off 70 kinds of calamities from one who gives charity in the Holy Month of Ramadhan - Imam Sadiq (A.S.)
 
"They ask you (O Muhammad) what they should spend (In charity). Say: Whatever wealth you spend, it is for the parents and the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, and whatever good you do, Allah surely knows it.  (Holy Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah; 2:215)
 
The Africa Federation Secretariat is pleased to launch the annual Ramadhan Relief Fund 1435 AH (2014).
 
Every year, the Africa Federation in collaboration with the World Federation provides assistance to the Jamaats and Institutions under the Africa Federation to cater for the deserving and needy people to make fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan comfortable for everyone. 
 
A worldwide campaign has been initiated by the World Federation in partnership with its Regional Federations. The support of the Community Members in donating funds is vital to the overall success in meeting the basic needs of many struggling families during the holy month of Ramadhan. This is an appeal for a noble cause and compassion.
 
Members are requested to contribute generously towards this Fund.  You may send your contributions to your Jamaat or to the Africa Federation Secretariat Office in Dar-es-Salaam.
 
For direct remittance of funds and for more information:
 
Contact: The Africa Federation Secretariat
Email: secretariat@africafederation.org
Phone: + 255 22 2150897
 
May Allah (swt) accept your and our efforts and may He grant us all tawfeeqat and good health to continue with the noble work for His pleasure, Ameen.
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

Download:  
Ramadhan Relief Fund Poster (PDF, 1.10MB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/78/14                                                    

MOON FORECAST – MAHE RAMADHAN 1435 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Mahe Ramadhan 1435 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 11.10 a.m. on Friday 27th June 2014 i.e. 28th Shaban 1435 A.H.
 
On Saturday 28th June 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:      

Sunset  6.18pm  
Crescent age at Sunset  31 hours 10 minutes    
Moonset 7.18 p.m. 
Time Duration 1 hour 00 minutes 
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    14.26 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 13.05 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.36 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 18 degrees North of West, 4 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st MAHE RAMADHAN 1435 AH ON SUNDAY 29TH JUNE 2014
 
 
Secretariat

My dear community members,
 
Salaamun Alaikum,

Remembering victims of the terrorists attacks

While we are celebrating the birth of Imam of our time, al Mahdi al Hujjah (ATFS) tonight and the day that follows this beautiful and revered night of 15th Shab’an, I send you this brief message on this auspicious occasion.  
 
I am deeply saddened to see the current terrorist attacks in several parts of Iraq and Syria, the loss of innocent lives and displacements of the peace loving people of these countries. I urge you all to remember these innocent people and victims of terrorists’ attacks in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and other countries where such acts of violence are taking place.
 
In these important days and nights of the revered month of Sha’ban, please remember these victims and pray for their safety, peace and well being.

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SOLIDARITY DAY APPEAL

The Chairman of The Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi is requesting the Worldwide Community to raise awareness of this important Day of the birth of The Awaited Saviour, Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, al-Hujjah ibn Hassan al-Askari (ATFS).
 
This year, we have dedicated Solidarity Day Fund for supporting the less fortunate and deserving members of our community in the Jamaats of the Africa Federation. The collections will be utilized for assistance to as many deserving families as possible who are cannot afford education costs for their children, for their medical care, and housing costs.
 
We request all members of the community to donate their One Day’s Income towards the Solidarity Day Fund in the name of the Awaited Saviour, Imam Mahdi al Hujjah (ATFS) – “The Guided One” and to seek blessings from Allah (SWT) as narrated in the Holy Quran, verses 57:11 “Who is there that will offer Allah a good gift so He will double it for him, and shall have an excellent reward"

 
Below is a short video on the Africa Federation Solidarity Day.


 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

Ref:  AF/PR/28/14

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The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa, with the blessings of the its councilors, embarked upon developing a Commercial Project in order to generate income towards long term running of the various activities of the Federation.

The construction of the Complex, at an ideal location along Vingunguti Industrial Area, Nyerere Road, had made good progress. The Complex will house 10 warehouses/outlets and a showroom/office complex in the front.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/077/14                                                                      



The Africa Youth Network (AYN) is one of the Boards of Africa Federation which aims at uniting the youths of the community all over Africa under one banner for the realization of greater and effective participation and involvement in all spheres of religious, communal and secular life.
 
The newly appointed AYN Board are keen and determined to work actively in collaborations with the AYN representatives from the Jamaats under Africa Federation to deliver their aims and objectives.
 
The Board is calling upon members of the community especially the youth to design a Logo for them. 
 
The logo should depict and encompass the Board’s objectives.
 
Below please find poster with details about the competition.
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Download:  AYN Logo Competition Poster (JPEG, 640KB)

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