The Mission conducted a Module III – Credit training for three days from 24th to 26th November 2015.
 
This is conducted after the group has gone through the Module 2 training – Business Management which was conducted mid this year. 
 
The module included sessions on:

  • Introduction to loans
  • Rules and regulations of taking loans
  • Revolving of loans
  • Importance of taking loans
  • Repayments of loans
  • Loaning procedures
  • Duties of the loans committee
  • Selection of the loan committee and
  • Baseline data collection

The module was facilitated by Sis Sidi Nyota and Sis Kauchi Chifui. 


 

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MARHUM MULLA GULAMHUSSEIN PEERA OF ARUSHA

Alhaj Mulla Gulamhussein Peera was famously known as Jomba, was born in Zanzibar on 28th August 1923.                              
 
Late Mulla Gulamhussein devoted his entire life for Tabligh activities in the community.  He started as a teacher of the Ithna-Asheri Madressah in Zanzibar famously known as School Faize and at a very young age, he took keen interest in Zakiri.  He then moved to Arusha in February 1965 where he continued to provide religious services with great zeal and sincerity.
 
He took great interest in reading newspapers and following local politics.  He was also interested in Cricket and used to visit the sports ground to watch matches and encourage youngsters.
 
He was the chief accountant with Sheriff Dewji & Sons Ltd. in Arusha for many years.  He was very particular in accounts especially cash where he would insist on accuracy to the last cent.
 
He was Zakir-e-Hussein in Zanzibar and then Arusha where he used to recite majalises, nikaahs.  He spoke English, Kiswahili, Gujarati and Urdu fluently.    He was one of the few first Khojas of East Africa to lead Namaze Jamaat and his outstanding Zakiri made him popular in East Africa and Madagascar. He also used to give Haaj Masaels whenever called upon; he was liked for his humble and affable nature.
 

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Ref: AK/PR/2015/67                                                                            

Brief Information about Kigoma and Lake Tanganyika


Kigoma is a town and lake port in western Tanzania on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika  and close to the border with Burundi. It serves as the capital for the surrounding Kigoma Region. The historic trading town of Ujiji is 10 km south-east of Kigoma.

Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest (more than 1436m), in both cases, after only Lake Baikal in Siberia; it is also the world's longest freshwater lake (660 km) at somewhere between 9 and 13 million years old, it’s also one of the oldest contains about 17% of the world’s available surface freshwater supplies. The lake is divided among four countries – Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia, with Tanzania (46%) and DRC (40%) possessing the majority of the lake. The water flows into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean.

Kigoma Jamaat – came into existence in the year 1897 with a small number of families who initially settled in Ujiji in a small town about 10 Km south of Kigoma town at the time there were about 15 shops in Ujiji. Bandali Ismail Muraj was an active member who used to organize majlises and other ceremonies that were held at the house of Nasser Virjee – the earlier pioneers. Two elders of the community Mulla Mohamedali Moloo (popularly known as Mulla Kibondo) and Haji Ali Hashim who spoke Arabic fluently conducted religious ceremonies and were also leading congressional prayers.


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INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIOON
 
"To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return"
(Surah Al-Baqarah 2:156)

 
SAFDARALI AKBERALI JAFFER
 1948 – 2015


It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Alhaj Safdarali Akberali Jaffer which occurred on Sunday, 6th December 2015 in Allentown, USA, and buried on the same day.

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CIRCULAR NO:  JMT/172/2015                                                        



We are pleased to announce the appointment of Br. Aliabbas Nasser to the post of Honorary Assistant Treasurer of Africa Federation with effect from 1st December 2015 for the current term.

The Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi in the letter of appointment expressed his pleasure in welcoming Aliabbas to the team as office bearer of Africa Federation and wished him success; he pointed out on the long-term vision of his to provide opportunities to the young members of our community for their development and instill unto them the spirit of voluntarism intertwined with greater community services.  

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Ref: CHB/HB/49/15                                                                          

CHILD STRESS

As providers and caretakers, adults tend to view the world of children as happy and carefree. After all, kids don’t have jobs to keep or bills to pay, so what could they possibly have to worry about?

Childhood Stress can be caused by any situation that requires the child to adapt or change. The Situation often produces anxiety. Stress may be caused by positives changes, such as starting a new activity, but it is most commonly linked with negative changes such as illness or death in the family.

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BMM/ADMIN/002/1437                                                                    

 

CBG OF AFED CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA

 

The Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) had organized workshop for Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania (BMMT) for enhancing the Organizational Structure of BMMT, especially in the field of Management, Communications and Development of Organizational Skills.
 
The event took place on 14th November 2015 at Mehfil-e-Abbas (AS), facilitated by Brother Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sister Mumtaz Ladak from CBG.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/171/15                                                           

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
 
Position: ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY OF THE EDUCATION BOARD


The Education Board (EBS) of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person for the above position for EBS office within the Africa Federation Secretariat office located on the corner of Olympio Street/Bibi Titi Mohamed Road, Dar-es-Salaam.
 
Applicants seeking full time or part time job may apply, indicating their preference.
 
Interested individuals are invited to submit a written application along with a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to reach EBS latest by 21st December 2015
 
More details/address is provided in the attached Job Profile of the post.
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

Download:  
Job Profile - Education Board Administrative Secretary (PDF, 360KB)

HAJI ABDULLA DATOO PARDHAN – MERCA, SOMALIA


Haji Abdulla Datoo Pardhan was born in Mundra, Kutch, India in 1880. He studied up to Level 2 Gujarati at Haji Lalji School which had about 150-175 pupils. There was no established Jamat and Thursday and Wafat majalis were held at this school. Master (Teacher) Noormohamed Hasham, an uncle (masa) of Abdullabhai was trained in Mumbai and was providing primary-level education to children at this school. Every morning, he would teach the children Quran for 1-2 hours. The school had also employed Br. Gulamhussein for teaching and for reciting majalis. Whenever there was death in the community, Master (Teacher) Noormohamed would go to the home of the deceased with some boys and recite Quran and perform Ziyarat rituals.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/170/15                                                        

MOON FORECAST – RABI-UL-AWWAL 1437 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul Awwal 1437 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 1.30 p.m. on Friday 11th December 2015 i.e. 28th Safar 1437 A.H.
 
On Saturday 12th December 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:   

Sunset   6.32 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    29 hours 02 minutes     
Moonset 7.29 p.m.
Time Duration 57 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      14.27 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 12.24 degrees

     
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.50 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 18 degrees South of West, 6 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RABI-UL-AWWAL 1437 ON SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2015
 
 
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