DAR ES SALAAM JAMAAT ORGANIZES CHARITY WALK TO CELEBRATE SOLIDARITY DAY 2017

For the third consecutive year, the Ithnasheri Union (IU) under the auspices of KSIJ Dar es Salaam organized a Charity Walk to celebrate the AFED Solidarity Day 2017.  This event is held every year to celebrate the birth anniversary of our 12th Imam Al Hujjah (ATFS) by raising funds for the underprivileged who are supported by the Africa Federation.
 
The President of Dar es Salaam Jamaat, Alhaj Azim Dewji, the Resident Aalim, Sayyid Adeel Raza, the Vice Chairman of AFED, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the Hon. Secretary of AFED, Alhaj Hussein Karim, the Assistant Hon. Secretary of AFED Alihassan Kassam, Assistant Hon. Treasurer of AFED, Alhaj Aliabbas Nasser and Managing Committee Members of Dar es Salaam Jamaat were among the participants.
 
The Start Off ceremony commenced with the recitation of some verses of the Holy Quran followed by an inspirational talk by Sayyid Adeel Raza.  Thereafter the dignitaries lighted the Solidarity Torch and performed the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the start of the walk.  The walk attracted about 300 participants, both young and old.
 
Unfortunately, during the walk, we lost our staunch supporter of all Africa Federation events, Alhaj Akber Mohamedali Habib.  Marhum always took part in the Solidarity Walk since its inception.  He really looked forward to this walk and left this world walking for a good cause.  We pray to the Almighty to grant him an elevated status in Jannah, Ameen.

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An amusing account – Kampala 1942

Excerpts from a ten part section of a chapter on the growth of the KSI community in Uganda - from the forthcoming book: “Sustained Struggle” - on the life and times of MohamedJaffer Sheriff Dewji - 1889-1961 - by Hassan Ali M. Jaffer.
(Reproduced with permission of the author)

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In 1961, I was visiting Kampala when I went over to see a friend, Gulamali Manji, who introduced me to his father, Manjibhai Walji. When Manjibhai recognized me, he asked: “How is your grandfather?” Before I could respond, Manjibhai quipped: “Tell him to come back to Kampala. There is Allah in Kampala now!” The words used in Cutchi were:  Toje Dade ke cho, bhale pacha ache. Hane Allah hida achi vyo aae!
 
I was stunned at this comment and did not know how to react. As I stared at Manjibhai in utter disbelief, with a smile, Manjibhai beckoned me to sit down and explained to me what he meant by this comment.
 
‘Your grandfather came here once for the month of Muharram (in 1942). We had our old Imambara then, part of which was used as Baituassalaat, since we did not have a proper Masjid.
 
‘In his Muharram Majalis, for ten days, your grandfather lectured us with stress on one subject only – Salaat. He talked about the importance of Salaat, the need for offering Salaat on time and the importance of offering Salaat in a Masjid. He talked about Sawab for building a Mosque and the ajr of Baaqeatussalehaat for such charity. He also stressed on the importance of paying religious dues, Zakaat, Khums and for making donations for good causes.’ He made a sarcastic remark about Kampala in Gujarati: ‘Imam Hussein che; Khuda nathi!’ - This comment irked.

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BMM/ADMIN/004/1438                                                     

FREE EYE CAMP AT PANGANI ORGANIZED BY
THE BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA - JULY 2017

The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania in collaboration with BETA Charitable Trust of Essex, U.K, and with the support of other Well-Wishers held a free eye and health camp at Pangani, in Tanga region from 7th July to 9th July 2017.

 
Pangani River meets the Indian Ocean - a very scenic area.  There is a ferry which takes you to the other side of Pangani and the road leads to Sadaani Game Park and to Bagamoyo.
 
The camp was held at Pangani Primary School and the surgeries were carried out at the Pangani General Hospital.    The Hon. Member of Parliament (MP) of Pangani Hon. Jumaa Hamidu Aweso was also present during the eye camp.

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Ref: AF/2017/28                                                       



The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim. [both male and female] – Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

KUDOS TO K.S.I JAMAAT OF KAMPALA


The Managing Committee of KSI Jamaat of Kampala, Uganda decided to extend financial support to the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED) specifically for the Higher Education Loan Scheme which has been operating successfully for the past almost 40 years uninterrupted.

We are very grateful for the grant of Ug Shs: 500M (US$138K) by the KSI Jamaat of Kampala for the Higher Education to support students who qualify from our Jamaats under AFED who wish to pursue higher education within and outside the country of their domiciles.

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The Sports Council of Africa Federation is pleased to inform that one of the activities it is working on, is providing motivation tips to all Community members.
 
The Board is working closing with Dr. Mahmood Mawjee, whose goal is to make every member of the community active to enjoy life, live healthy and happy and be able to age gracefully.
 
The Sports Council of the Africa Federation is assisting him to achieve this goal and requests Community members to watch the below clip and see his achievement.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6f83IL0JjQ
 
 
 
Mohamedhussein Somji
Chairman
Sports Council – Africa Federation

Ref: AF/2017/27                                                                   


In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
 
Behold! We gave the site to Abraham of the (Sacred) House (saying): "Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round or stand up or bow or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
 
and proclaim the Pilgrimage for all mankind so that they come to you on foot and mounted on every kind of camel lean on account of journey from every distant point

That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them and celebrate the name of Allah through the Days appointed over the cattle which He has provided for them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones (unfortunate poor) in want.


(Holy Qur’an, Sura Al Hajj, Verse 22-28)

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The Legendary and Brilliant Star of the Community – Alhaj Mulla Hussein Allarakhia Rahim of Zanzibar


Alhaj Mulla Hussein Allarakhia Rahim was born in Zanzibar in 1900. He was a famous and well-known personality in Zanzibar Island.  He was President of the Kuwwat ul Islam Jamaat (Juni Misit) of Zanzibar for many years. He served many other institutions in Zanzibar including as President of the
Faize Ithna-Asheri which provided various services to the community. After the Second World War he introduced the Ithna-Asheri Volunteer Corps with Alhaj Ebrahim Hussein Sheriff as its Chairman, Ali Ebrahim Jivraj as Secretary and Abbas Tejani as Treasurer.

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