Report No.063                                                  



Once again BMM-Tanga sponsored its Hawza student who stood first in Exams to visit the House of Allah (SWT). This year the lucky student is  Abdallah Mgomba of 4th year at Al Qaaim Hawza. We thank the generous donor for making this spiritual journey possible and pray to the Almighty to reward them in this world and the hereafter.

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Ref: AF/PR/2016/006                                           

At about 3.27 p.m. on Saturday, 10th September, 2016, an earthquake of 5.9 (initially reported as 5.7 magnitude on Richter scale) was recorded at a depth of 6 miles (10km), 27 miles (44km) from the northwestern town of Bukoba and near the western shore of Lake Victoria. The tremors of the earthquake were felt as far as Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya.  As the Earthquake lasted for almost 45 seconds the devastation was substantial, flattening a great number of houses.
The death toll has risen to 16 and about 253 reported injured in the devastating earthquake. 840 Houses flattened, and 1264 damage structures and properties; as a result many families were rendered homeless. Much of the damage and many of the injuries and fatalities are believed to have been inflicted by building collapses in Bukoba in Kagera region, between Bukoba Town and the epicenter of the earthquake further to the North.

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My Dear Community Members,
Salaamun Alaikum.
On behalf of the Africa Federation Office Bearers, Trustees and Councilors, and on my own behalf, I extend our best wishes to you on the occasion of Eid ul Adha – The Festival of Sacrifice - “Eid Mubarak”.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/23/16                                       


Jamaats in Africa are informed that there will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Friday 16th September 2016 (14th Zilhajj 1437).
The eclipse will begin at 07.54 p.m. and will reach its maximum at 09.54 p.m.  The eclipse will end at 11.53 p.m. (East African time).

For more details, including animation for the eclipse visit:
Moomineen are requested to offer Namaaz-e-Ayaat in the areas where the Eclipse visibly occurs.

Circular No: JMT/21/16                                                 

Under the provisions of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa Constitution, Clause 21 (d), the Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi has the pleasure to appoint the following as the Nominated Councillors of Africa Federation for the term 2016-2019.
Alhaj Amir Merali                          Mombasa
Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku                Mombasa
Alhaj Mohamed Nathoo                   Dar-es-Salaam
Alhaj Saeed Ali Vazir                      Kinshasa
Alhaj Salim Somji                          Bujumbura
Alhaj Rizwan Peera                        Arusha
Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji                 Dar-es-Salaam

We extend our heartiest congratulations to the above Councillors on their appointments, and wish them a successful and productive term.
Hussein A. Karim
Hon. Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/20/16                                                


Marhum Alhaj Mohamedtaki Jaffer Ibrahim - Zanzibar

The Secretariat has received with deep sorrow and grief the sad news of the death of Alhaj Mohamedtaki Jaffer Ibrahim; Marhum passed away peacefully at his home in Zanzibar in the early hours of Wednesday 31st August 2016 (27th Zilkaad 1437 AH) and was buried there the same evening.
Marhum was the Honorary Secretary of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Kuwwatul Islam Jamaat of Zanzibar for over a decade. He was a dedicated person who served the Community most diligently. In the past few months, he was in regular consultation with the Africa Federation Secretariat in Dar es Salaam regarding the new Constitution of KSI Kuwwat Jamaat.

He was instrumental in drafting the new Constitution which was later presented and unanimously adopted at the General Body meeting of the Jamaat.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/19/16                                                 

This is pursuant to the 26th Triennial Conference of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa which was held in Dar es Salaam on 29th April 2016, the outcome of the elections and subsequent appointments announced by the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi in accordance with the provisions of the Africa Federation Constitution.
It is a great inspiration to have in our team the immediate past Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi as the Trustee of the Africa Federation for the term 2016-2019, Insha’allah we shall be privileged to receive his continuous guidance and support in keeping up with the legacy and aspirations towards progress and further development of the Federation.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/18/16                                                                            


Jamaats in Africa are informed that there will be a Solar Eclipse on Thursday 1st September 2016 (28th Zilkaad 1437).
The eclipse will begin at 10.13 a.m. and will reach its maximum at 12.04 p.m.  The eclipse will end at 1.56 p.m. (East African time).

This annular solar eclipse will be visible from Madagascar and locations in Central Africa.  For most viewers in Africa, it will be a partial solar eclipse.

Total solar eclipse will be visible in:

  • Franceville, Gabon
  • Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Saint Paul, Reunion
  • Saint Pierre, Reunion
  • Toamasina, Madagascar

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QC12 1

The 12th AFED Qur’an competition - QC 12 is an annual event organized by the Africa Federation Tableegh Board – AFTAB, this year was hosted by the KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam from 5th to 7th August 2016.

The aim of the Qur’an competition is to develop close affinity with the Holy Qur’an, to develop talents and encourage the recitation, awareness and better understanding of the Holy Book amongst the children, young and older generations for every sphere of life in our community. It is also to attain blissful satisfaction and solace in our hearts so that this benefits all in the development of good character spiritually and intellectually.

QC12 2

This is the Book (the Qur’an) about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah – Surah Al Baqarah, Verse 2.

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Murrabbi Haji Juma Bhai Haji’s simple living and dressing style would deceive anyone into believing that he is owner and director of one of the major business entity in Tanganyika, called Messrs Juma Haji & Co Ltd.

Murrabbi Juma Bhai Haji was born in Lalpur, Kathiawad, India in 1890. He married Jena Bai, Mohammed son of Ebrahim Haji was his adopted son.

After completing primary education, he travelled to Dar es Salaam at the age of 18 and worked in a clothing shop of his uncle.

In 1910, he started his own business selling clothes. In 1921, he opened branches at Kindu and Albertsville in Congo.

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