Education Sponsorship Performance Seminar August 2014

“O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” (Qur’an 20:114)

“A child without education is like a bird without wings” - Tibetan proverb

On Saturday the 9th of August 2014, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized an Annual Student Performance Seminar for the students being sponsored under the Zainabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme of The World Federation of KSIMC and various other donors at Bilal hall in Mombasa.

Students being sponsored in Primary, Secondary Schools, Tertiary Institutions and Universities attended this seminar.

 

 

After the registration, the students went through individual assessment on various religious aspects by BMMK staff members and teachers of the Az-Zahra Madrasah.

The seminar commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran and introduction by Br Ahmedali.

 

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/89/14    

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are Dar-es-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 5.14 p.m. on Monday 25th August 2014 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1435 A.H.
 
On Tuesday 26th August, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is: 

Sunset

6.23 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset

25 hours 10 Minutes

Moonset

7.02 p.m.

Time Duration

39 Minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset

11.05 degrees

Crescent Altitude at Sunset

08.42 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.40 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 4 degrees North of West, 6 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1ST ZILKAAD 1435 ON WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST 2014.

 
Secretariat

Our Ref: BMMT/95-1435     

  BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA HEAD OFFICE ORGANIZES INTERFAITH IFTAR PROGRAM IN DAR ES SALAAM

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania head office organized an interfaith Iftar program on Sunday, 29th day of the holy month of Ramadhan 1435 AH (27th July, 2014) at Delhi Darbar Restaurant, in Upanga area, Dar es Salaam.

His Eminence, the Mufti of Tanzania, Alhaj Sheikh Shabani Issa Simba blessed the occasion with his presence as the Guest of Honor at this program.

Dignitaries, Guests and delegations from various communities, organizations and Imams from 50 mosques in Dar es Salaam were invited to this program.

It was a good opportunity for the Muslim brothers from different backgrounds and experiences in meeting and exchanging views and ideas on various topics, including the human resources development, education and economics. Good net-working amongst the invited guests and invitees from our community was seen; the program opened new avenues and strengthened further the existing relationships with our Muslim brothers in Tanzania.

Adhaan for Maghrib prayers was called and the Representative of the Mufti of Tanzania led the congregation - Jama’a prayers. The photograph below shows Maghrib prayers being held under the open sky.



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Ref: AQ/PR/2014/031

We are pleased to send out this final update to our community members in Africa and overseas on the latest status of the construction of “Al Qa’eem building. The last update with a progress report was issued in December 2013.

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All praises belong to Allah (s.w.t), for His grace and mercy for the wonderful opportunity we had to perform the numerous acts of worship recommended for the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

In this Holy month of Ramadhan, the Mission was able to reach out to many families in various parts of Kenya.

The Mission distributed Iftar/Sehri ration to 15 mosques, boarding secondary schools and Shimo la Tewa Borstal prison.    

Amals of Holy Ramadhan

Special activities that were conducted apart from the daily religious programs at the BMMK rural villages  during the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

They included; Recitation of Ramadhan Duas, brief lectures and question/answer sessions.


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BMM Tanga

Report No: 033 of Shab’an 1435 A.H, June 2014       

  BILAL TANGA CONDUCTS TEN DAYS SEMINAR FOR ITS TEACHERS

 
As in the previous years, Bilal Muslim Mission Tanga Branch conducted a ten days seminar for its teachers during the month of Shab’an 1435 AH.
 
A total of 30 participants from 24 Bilal Centres in Tanga region attended the ten days seminar which commenced on 16th and concluded on 25th of June 2014.
 
Topics covered included Fiqh both theory and practical, Tareekh, Shub’hat. Special sessions were conducted on public speaking skills, work ethics and using of latest techniques in promoting Tabligh.

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Eid Card

Like in the previous years, the Africa Federation Secretariat once again invited children between the ages of 6 and 12 years from our Jamaats in Africa to design Eid Cards for the Africa Federation.

We are pleased to inform that one hundred and eighty six (186) entries were received; they are from Arusha, Bukoba, Dar-es-Salaam, Lubumbashi, Madagascar, Mombasa, Moshi, Mwanza, Nairobi and Re-Union Jamaats.

The efforts and enthusiasm shown by these children are indeed overwhelming, choosing the top three entries was not an easy task.

We are pleased to see the creativeness and the artistic talents of these young children of our community.

Following are the designers of the selected Eid Cards:

  • Aleesha (Aaliya) Shahina Merali (8 years) of Nairobi - The card designed by her was selected for the Africa Federation for Eid-ul Fitr 1435 for postal Eid Card.
  • Rehmat Z. Rashid (12 years) of Dar-es-Salaam - The card designed by her was selected for display on the Africa Federation Website for Eid-ul Fitr 1435.
  • Rayane Premjee (10 years) of Re-Union - The card designed by him was selected for Africa Federation for Eid-ul Fitr 1435 for the Email Eid Card.

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BMM Tanga

Report No: 032 of Shaba’an 1435 A.H, June 2014                

BILAL TANGA OPENS NEW MOSQUE IN MWEMBENI

Bilal Muslim Mission - Tanga Branch opened a new mosque in Mwembeni district – Pangani on 26th of June 2014. As per this year’s internal census carried out by Bilal Tanga, Mwembeni have 96 Shia families with a total of 226 dependants. Presently there are 71 students.

The total cost of this new mosque stand at Tshs 65 million. The funds came from various donors who wish to remain anonymous.  The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanga wholeheartedly wishes to thank them all and pray to Allah (SWT) to reward them amply for their generosity in this world and the hereafter.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/87/14                                                                            

Further to our Circular Ref. No. JMT/84/14 of July 5, 2014 in which the appointment of Alhaj Akil Hirji, Chairman of the Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board was announced, we are pleased to make further announcement of the appointments of the Board Members by the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, they are:

1.    Br. Ahmed Sachedina          Member (Dar es Salaam)
2.    Br. Azim Mawji                        Member (Dar es Salaam)
3.    Sis. Shakera Dhanani         Member (Dar es Salaam)
4.    Br. Feeroz Jagani                  Member (Nairobi)
5.    Br. Shabbir Virji                      Member (Arusha)

Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Vice Chairman and Alhaj Kumail Manji, the Assistant Hon. Secretary of Africa Federation from the Secretariat will be the ex-officio members of the Board in advisory capacities.
 
The Secretariat extends heartiest congratulations to the above mentioned members on their appointments and wishes them every success in achieving the goals set out for the Board.

Together with this circular, please find the Vision Paper/Goals of the Economic and Housing Development Board.
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

Download: Vision Paper/Goals -  AFED Economic and Housing Development Board (PDF, 368KB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/86/14                                                                        


Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. We say farewell to the blessed month, its beautiful days and its fragrant nights. It is an occasion to offer our thanks to our Creator, Allah (SWT) for His grace and mercy, and it is when Allah (SWT) is awarding us for our achievements.
 
Eid ul-Fitr is a time to celebrate with family and friends the completion of a blessed month whilst making it equally blessed festive and joyful occasion for all - A day of forgiveness, fellowship and unity, a time of giving and sharing with others.

Pinning the Federation Flag on this day signifies Unity, Fellowship and Commitment to our common goals for the betterment of our Community.

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