FACILITATOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME HELD IN
ARUSHA, TANZANIA - 28th to 30th SEPTEMBER 2018

The Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) from its inception has been developing capacities of community members within Africa.
 
A journey that began 10 years ago with the first Leadership Development Programme in Africa at Nairobi in 2008, the LDP Alumni have gone from milestone to milestone, strength to strength to eventually reach the stage of Facilitation Development.
 
It is indeed with blessing of Almighty Allah (SWT) that CBG was privileged to host the first ever Facilitator Development programme (FDP) in Arusha on the 28th to 30th September 2018 with 14 participants: 5 each from Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, 2 from Madagascar, 1 each from Arusha and Reunion Jamaats, embarking on this stimulating and dynamic programme. The programme was facilitated by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Sr. Shama Dewji and Sr. Mumtaz Ladak.

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REF: EB/SH/11/18                                                 

Build your Career - Becoming a Pilot FAQ’s

Even if you just started to dream about becoming an airline pilot, you will learn very quickly that it requires patience and perseverance. To reach your dream you should know what does it take to become a pilot, and how does someone start their journey. EB has compiled FAQ’s to answer some questions towards a career in aviation.

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MARHUM POPAT BHAI RAWJI


Popat bhai Rawji arrived in Dar es Salaam in 1904 from India after a long sea voyage. He explained briefly on the development of our community in Dar es Salaam, as follows:
 
The two main people who contributed in the construction of Dar mosque were Sachoo Peera and Nasser Mawji. Nasser Virji had funds from the Hemani Trust which was used for construction of the Musafarkhana in 1913.
 
The opening of Dar mosque was done by Agha Kuchak Shah who arrived from Zanzibar with other dignitaries for the opening ceremony in 1942.
 
The old Imambara was constructed mainly by efforts of Versi Advani. From 1907 to 1918, children were taught Quran recitation by Musa Ali Hussein of Maswa.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/155/18                                                       

MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AWWAL 1440 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Awwal 1440 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 7.03 p.m. on Wednesday 7th November 2018 i.e. 28th Safar 1440 A.H.
 
On Thursday 8th November 2018 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.18 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 23 hours 16 minutes     
Moonset 7.08 p.m.
Time Duration 50 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      11.71 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 10.60 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 7 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RABI UL AWWAL 1440 AH ON FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2018.
 
 
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REVIVAL OF BAGAMOYO MAJLIS AND THE RENOVATION OF THE MOSQUE THE FIRST KHOJA SHIA ITHNA ASHERI MOSQUE IN MAINLAND OF TANGANYIKA IN 1889 (PRESENTLY TANZANIA)


In late 19th Century during German rule, Bagamoyo was the administrative and commercial capital of Tanganyika. There were about twenty two families of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheris and Khoja Shia Ismailis combined. In the year 1883, it was decided to build a mosque and Imambargha. Alhaj Saleh Jagsi, (the grandfather of Mohamedsaleh Gulamali Jagsi) and the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheris members of Bagamoyo Jamaat raised the funds from Zanzibar and Bagamoyo. Nasser Virjee & Company also contributed. With the supervision of Alhaj Saleh Jagsi the mosque and Imambargha construction was completed in the year 1889.

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Blood Drive at Hawzatul Bilal - Temeke

The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania in conjunction with Who is Hussein Group organized a Blood Drive at Hawzatul Bilal Campus -Temeke on 29th September 2018.
 
The Hawza students, teachers and other people from several Madrasahs all over Dar es Salaam donated blood in the name of Imam Hussein (as) who sacrificed his life to save the religion of Islam. A total 65 pints of blood were collected.

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Imam Hussain (AS) said: "I revolted not for wickedness nor for fame. Verily I rose only to seek for rectification in the nation of my grandfather, The Messenger of Allah.”

Muharram is a month of remembrance & Shia Meditation that is often considered synonymous with the event of Ashura. Ashura, which means the "Tenth" in Arabic, refers to the tenth day of Muharram.  It is well-known because of its historical significance and mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).

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The Bilal community of students, teachers and parents from BCS School and Hawza joined by the Religious Scholars, Community leaders took part in a Juloos to commemorate the tragedy of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions at the Bilal Muslim Mission Temeke Campus in Dar es Salaam. 

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MARHUM GULAMALI BHAI JIVAN PANJWANI
Sharing the Dar es Salaam experience of the early 1900’s

 Gulamali bhai Jivan Panjwani was born on 18th March 1882 in Hadiana, Gujarat, India. He arrived in Mombasa in 1902 after a sea journey from India. At Mombasa he stayed at the home of Walji Bhanji for 22 days. He then travelled by ship to Dar es Salaam. He has narrated the following details regarding Dar es Salaam.
 
The Jamaat of Dar es Salaam was small and the Imambara was made of corrugated iron sheets. It was German rule and the tiny town was surrounded by thick jungle all around. The wild animals would frequently enter and move around in town. One of the smooth roads in Dar es Salaam was called Ring Street but later on due to collection of water upto 4ft deep during rains, the area came to be known as Mchafukoge.

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KIGOMA BILAL MUSLIM MISSION
MUHARRAM 1440 AH/ SEP 2018



Our heartfelt condolences to Imam AlMahdi (ATFS) and the entire Muslim Umaah on the tragedy of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein AS and his companions.

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania- Kigoma Branch joined muslims around the world to commemorate the Shahadat of Imam Hussein (AS) the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) at all Bilal centers in Kigoma Region.
 
75 female students from Hawzatul Bibi Khadijatul Kubra (AS) accompanied their Mubalighaat to conduct Majalises and Tabligh activities at all BMMT centers in remote villages for 12 days.

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