Ref: CHB/HB/035/15                                             


What are the top 10 reasons to walk?
Ø    Walking prevents type 2 diabetes:-
The Diabetes Prevention Program showed that walking 150 minutes per week and losing just 7% of your body weight (12-15 pounds) can reduce your risk of diabetes by 58%.
Ø    Walking strengthens your heart if you're male:-
In one study, mortality rates among retired men who walked less than one mile per day were nearly twice that among those who walked more than two miles per day.
Ø    Walking strengthens your heart if you're female:-
Women in the Nurse's Health Study (72,488 female nurses) who walked three hours or more per week reduced their risk of a heart attack or other coronary event by 35% compared with women who did not walk.

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Our Ref: JMT/BJM4/15                                                          

Re: Burundi Update.

We extend our heartiest felicitations to you all on the auspicious occasion of the Birth Anniversaries of our 3rd and 4th Holy Imam (a.s.) and Hazrat Abbas (a.s.) – Khushali Mubarak.

We wish to inform the Community on the current situation in Burundi.

The Secretariat has been in constant contact with the Bujumbura Jamaat officials for the past few weeks and has been monitoring the situation there on daily basis.

Lately, the situation in Burundi and Bujumbura particularly has become increasingly tense and unpredictable.  The Secretariat in collaboration with the Jamaat Office Bearers have provided assistance to our community members to move temporarily from there. 

Arrangements were made to move the families to Kigali from where most of them travelled to Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi to join members of their families residing in these cities.

Alhaj Mohsin Lalji has been appointed to lead and coordinate the exercise on behalf of the Africa Federation and Alhaj Mohamedabbas Jaffer Hon. Secretary of Bujumbura Jamaat is the contact person in Bujumbura.

We request our community members to pray for the safety and wellbeing of the people of Burundi and for peace to be restored in the country.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary


Two apartments of two bedrooms each are available at Mkunguni street in Dar es Salaam for immediate sale to our community members who are interested in owning a home.
The apartments are on the 10th floor with a good view of the city centre and are of 80 Sq. M. each.
Market selling price                           USD 100,000
Concession to AFED                          USD   20,000
Nett amount                                  USD   80,000 plus transfer fees
The Buyer should specify the purpose of the purchase and provide his/her full contact information. If required, partial financing may be arranged through commercial institution on merit basis.
In order to be eligible for the above, the purchaser must: 

  1. Be a first time home buyer
  2. Use the apartment for personal family use only.

Interested members are requested to forward their applications in sealed envelopes, deliver to the Africa Federation Secretariat office, addressed to:
The Secretary
The Economic and Housing Development Board
C/O Africa Federation Secretariat Office
REF: HSE/786/005
P.O Box 6710
Corner of Olympio Street/ Bibi Titi Mohammed Road
Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
Short-listed candidates shall be contacted should more information be required, following review of applications.
Ahmed Sachedina
Hon. Secretary
Economic and Housing Development Board 




REPORTS TO: Commercial Regional Manager


Account Management:
In accordance with the company’s commercial policies and strategy for Account Management, as defined by Commercial Regional Manager: 

  • Initiate, follow-up and lead all stages of the sales cycle from prospecting to closure of sales deals in order to meet or exceed the established sales targets, visiting/calling clients and performing product demos as required, liaising/coordinating the various company departments to ensure prospect support and satisfaction.
  • Build, develop and maintain structured relationships with account decision-makers in order to develop opportunities, retain, and expand business within the accounts, liaising/coordinating within the internal organization to ensure customer needs and requirements are met to a highest degree.
  • Build, develop and maintain relationships with the client to promote products, visiting/calling clients and performing product demos as required to maximize loyalty from the agents themselves.
  • Understand deep customer needs both at decision-makers level and channel this knowledge to Management and Product Management/ Marketing departments.
  • Liaise with Sales administration support, Product Management, Operations Management and Finance teams at critical phases during sales & account management process (especially negotiation and deal-closing phases) in order to ensure correct client activation and product and services delivery.
  • Manage new clients ensuring correct activation and customer profitability.
  • Assume full commercial responsibility for clients in portfolio.
  • Comply with objectives set by Commercial Regional Manager, achieving expected revenue, profitability, and satisfaction levels in portfolio.
  • Maintain a high level of current knowledge of the product portfolio and the benefits of specific products for each targeted customer segment as well as of other segment-relevant information (trends, strategy, competitors, pricing, etc.).

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Circular No: JMT/140/2015                                                               

This is further to our Circular of even reference dated 29th April 2015.
The Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi has the pleasure to appoint Alhaj Fazleabbas Mohamedtaki Bhanji of Mombasa, Kenya as Nominated Councillor for the term of office ending April 2016, as per article 21(d) of the constitution. 
The full list of the Nominated Councillors of the Africa Federation for the term 2013-2016 is as follows: 

  1.   Alhaj Amir Somji - Arusha, Tanzania
  2.   Alhaj Shabir Virjee – Arusha, Tanzania
  3.   Alhaj Rizwan G. Peera – Arusha, Tanzania
  4.   Alhaj Mohamed Nathoo – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  5.   Alhaj Shabbir Kermalli – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  6.   Alhaj Zulfikar Dewji – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  7.   Alhaj Amir Merali – Mombasa, Kenya
  8.   Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku – Mombasa, Kenya
  9.   Alhaj Feeroz Jagani – Nairobi, Kenya
  10.  Alhaj Saeed Ali Vazir – Kinshasa, DRC
  11.  Alhaj Salim M. Somji – Bujumbura, Burundi
  12.  Alhaj Fazleabbas M. Bhanji – Mombasa, Kenya.

We welcome the newly nominated Councillor from Mombasa and wish him successful tenure in the Africa Federation. We look forward for full participation and support in all the activities of the Federation.
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/141/15                            


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shabaan 1436 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 7.14 a.m. on Monday 18th May 2015 i.e. 29th Rajab 1436 A.H.
On Tuesday 19th May 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset  6.13 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   34 hours 59 minutes   
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 22 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    18.32 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 17.39 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 21 degrees North of West, 1 degree  South of where the sun had set.

The Africa Federation Women’s Board (AFWB) held an Essay and Quiz Competition for ladies of the community. The Objective of the Competition was: To educate women on the Islamic viewpoint of family ethics, to inculcate morals and spiritual principles that oversee relationships between family members and to give an Islamic insight into the Life of Our Role Models like the Lady of Light.

This Competition was held in celebration of the Wiladah of the Lady of Light Bibi Fatimah Zahra (AS). The competition was launched on the Wiladah of Bibi Zainab (AS) – 25th February 2015 and collection was done on the Wiladah of the Lady Fatimah (AS) – 10th April 2015.

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Federation Samachar April 2015 issue released

The April 2015 issue of the Federation Samachar, the magazine of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa, was released in Dar es Salaam on 29th April, 2015. Copies will be available to Jamaats in Africa from this week. Jamaats outside Africa will receive copies in the next few weeks.

This 104 page issue carries news and views from correspondents and guest columnists from around the world. Global community news include Africa Federation visits to Jamaats in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, the World Federation President’s and Africa Federation Chairman’s joint visit to Iraq and a progress report of the Africa Federation Commercial Project in Dar es Salaam.

Also read about the Al Qa’eem residency being inaugurated in Arusha and an update of the Jaffari Complex in Mombasa and the Nairobi Lavington Housing project.

Wider news covers our community’s philanthropy to over 9700 Tanzanians, interfaith activities in Toronto and Britain, water wells being built in Pakistan and more medical facility liaisons established in India for the convenience of community members.

The Down Memory Lane photographs cover Tulear, Madagascar and Mwanza, Tanzania. The Black and White column provides contrasting views on whether or not our community requires radical reformation and the magazine has an enlightening interview with Shaykh Kumail Rajani.

Correspondents and Guest Columnists touch on interesting topics.

Do not miss this issue. Copies can be obtained from your local mosque.

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