CIRCULAR NO: JMT/124/15                                                            




We are pleased to announce the appointment by the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Mombasa of the Organizing Committee for the 76th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa to be held in Mombasa, Kenya on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015.


Details of the accommodation and other arrangements will be sent out vide a separate Circular in due course.

 
Aunali Khalfan

Hon Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/123/15                                                      



The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED) delegation led by the Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the AFTAB Chairman, Seyed Hassan Naqvi are making official visits to Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Bujumbura Jamaats from 1st to 7th March, 2015.

Following is the visit program:

  • Sunday, 1st to Monday, 3rd March 2015 – Kinshasa Jamaat
  • Tuesday, 3rd to Wednesday, 5th March 2015 – Lubumbashi Jamaat
  • Thursday, 5th to Friday, 7th March 2015 – Bujumbura Jamaat

Meetings with the host Jamaat managing committee and board of trustees will be held during the visit.

The AFED Chairman will address the community members of the Jamaats and the AFED delegation will also meet elders and members of the community.

The delegation will also make visits to Madressahs and Tabligh Centres to see the activities and to meet students and teachers.
 
Secretariat

Ref: AF/PRESS/2015/49                                                            



The Africa Federation first Boards Chairmen’s Meeting was held in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 at the AFED Zahra Tower Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together Chairmen of the Boards and to update them on the AFED’s current developments, also to discuss various matters of the Boards, and to look into the challenges faced and plan ahead.

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REF: BMM/ADMIN/112/1436                                                             

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA
HELD FREE EYE CAMP AT RUANGWA


On a written request by the M.P. of Ruangwa, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa to conduct eye camp during Christmas Holidays, an Eye Camp was setup at Ruangwa Primary School from 25th to 28th December 2014.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/121/15                                                                


The Africa Federation Women Board (AFWB) has organized an Essay and Quiz Competition for ladies of the community on Lady Fatima (S.A.) to coincide with the month when we commemorate her Martyrdom and celebrate her Birth Anniversary.
 
The Objective of the Essay and Quiz is to: To educate women on the Islamic viewpoint of family ethics, to inculcate morals and spiritual values that oversee relationships between family members and to give an Islamic insight into the Life of Our Role Models like the Lady of Light, Hazrat Fatma (SA) bint Muhammad al Mustafa (SAWW).

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AFRICA STUDENTS IN MANIPAL – RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES

In 2011, the Africa Federation Education Board appointed Alhaj Gulamraza Ebrahim Sheriff Dewji as the Education Board Representative for Manipal and surrounding areas with the aim to assist our community students studying within the region.  With the growing student population from Africa in Manipal, Africa Federation facilitated an apartment on rental that would be used by the students as a center for religious purposes – that is how The Masumeen Islamic Centre (MIC) was established.
 
The center is being managed by the Student Association and various programs are conducted by the students for the students.  The student population in Manipal from different African Jamaats is on the rise and the center has become an epitome for their religious activities and social networking.  Currently, even other Shia students from Iran & Iraq attend the programs at the centre.  Presently there are about 40 students, girls and boys.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/120/15                                                                 


Following the appointment of the Africa Youth Network (AYN) in April 2014, the Board launched a Competition for rebranding the AYN logo; with a prize gift to the winner of US Dollars One Hundred and Fifty (US $ 150).
 
The criterion of the logo competition was to portray the mission and vision of AYN in the new logo. The vision is “Investing in the youth today, to build an intellectually, socially, and religiously prosperous community for tomorrow”.  The criteria of the logo design were encapsulated in three areas: (1) The logo should reflect the AYN Vision (2) Logo should have luminous colors to portray vibrancy (3) logo could be hand drawn or computer designed.

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Ref: CHB/HB/028/15                  

CHB NEWS BULLETIN

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS

The prostate is a walnut-sized organ located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men. It produces fluid that makes up a part of semen.

What is Prostate Cancer?

 

Prostate cancer, also known as carcinoma of the prostate, is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively fast. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.  It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages it can cause difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, or pain in the pelvis, back or when urinating. A disease known as benign prostatic hyperplasia may produce similar symptoms. Other late symptoms may include feeling tired due to low levels of red blood cells.

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And those who believe and do good works: such are rightful owners of the Garden. They will abide therein.
(Holy Qur’an Al-Baqara, Surah 2 Ayah 82)

Marhum Anwerali Mohamedjaffer Kassamali Jivraj

Alhaj Anwerali Mohamedjaffer Kassamali Jivraj, was fondly known by the name of Potello sadly passed away in Mombasa on Thursday 12th February 2015 (22nd Rabi’ul Aakhar 1436 AH).

Born on 11th November, 1935 in Zanzibar, Marhum Anwerali was from a philanthropist family of Kassamali Jivraj Meghji. Marhum was a dedicated social worker from his young age and served in several organizations within and outside community for the welfare and wellbeing of the underprivileged people, especially in Mombasa, Kenya.

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Our Ref: AFED/QC/15                                                                          

THE 11th AFED ANNUAL QUR’AN COMPETITION – 2015, MWANZA, TANZANIA





“And indeed We have made the Qur’an easy for direction and guidance, but is there anyone who will take advice?”
 
[Holy Qur’an, Al-Qamar (The Moon) Surah  54 Ayah 17]

The Africa Federation 11th Qur’an Competition, which is an annual event of the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) will lnsha’alIah be held in Mwanza, Tanzania from 14th to 16th August 2015 (28th to 30th Shawaal 1436 AH).
 
All Jamaats, including Jamaats under the Conseil Regional Des KSI Jamates De L’ocean Indien of Madagascar and Union Des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri De La Reunion are invited to nominate two participants for each of the Categories which will form the Competition.
 
We look forward to all Jamaats under AFED to participate in this important event. Madressah teachers and parents should encourage the children to start preparing for the Competition from now in order to build full confidence and for better understanding. Those Jamaats who have not participated in the past events of the Qur’an Competitions are particularly requested to ensure they do this time.
 
The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) will send out the full details of the Competition to all Jamaats in due course.
 
The Africa Federation Secretariat and the Tabligh Board (AFTAB) are grateful to the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Mwanza for kindly hosting the 11th Qur’an Competition in Mwanza.
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

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