Circular No: JMT/180/16                                                                  


The Africa Federation Electoral Commissioner, Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku has declared Alhaj Shabir Najafi elected Chairman of The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa for the term 2016 – 2019. Shabir bhai was the only candidate for the post.


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Ref: BMM/ADMIN/005/1437                                                  

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA CELEBRATES GRAND OCCASSION OF MAULID OF THE HOLY PROPHET (S.A.W.W) AT UDOWE – DAR ES SALAAM

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania (BMMT) organized a grand program to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) on the eve of 16th January 2016, after Isha prayers, a grand event was witnessed with big gathering of more than 1,200 Muslims both ladies and gents from all communities of different sects at Bilal Islamic Center (Masjid at Udowe), Kariakoo, Ilala municipalty in Dar es Salaam.

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The Madrassah Centre of Excellence (MCE) of the World Federation in collaboration with the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab) organized and conducted four Teacher’s Development Programs – Neuro Psychology of Learning for 71 Madrassah Teachers from the Jamaats of Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Moshi.
 
The Programs were conducted in Dar es Salaam from 9th to 12th January 2016 (Two Sessions of two days) and facilitated by the MCE Neuro – Psychology of Learning Facilitators Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Sister Shama Dewji and Sister Shaida Abdulrasul.
 
Two other similar Sessions were held in Arusha from 16th to 19th January 2016 which were facilitated by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Sister Shama Dewji, Sister Tahera Shivji and Sister Mubina Sumar.

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Ref: CHB/HB/53/16                                                                           

KIDNEY FAILURE

Kidney failure is when your kidneys stop working well enough for you to live without dialysis or a kidney transplant.  Kidney failure can happen very suddenly (called acute renal failure) or slowly over time. In most cases, kidney failure is permanent.  This is called End-stage Renal Disease or ESRD.

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney failure?

Initially, kidney failure may be not produce any symptoms (asymptomatic). As kidney function decreases, the symptoms are related to the inability to regulate water and electrolyte balances, clear waste products from the body, and promote red blood cell production.

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Archives Section – Down the Memory Lane Photographs

A CHARITY WALK ORGANISED IN DAR-ES-SALAAM ON 9TH FEBRUARY 1986

A Charity Walk was organized by the Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat Medical Sub-Committee to raise funds for a construction of Hospital for Dar es Salaam Jamaat.  Marhum Alhaj Murtaza Lakha – Barrister at-Law was the Chairman of the fund raising committee.

Unfortunately the intended Plot could not be acquired from the Government and the collected amount was handed over to Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat for future hospital project.

Late Agha Sayyid Lavasani, the then Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tanzania led the walk which started from the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat Mosque after Fajr prayers and ended at the residence of Alhaj Aunali Kassam in Migombele, Msasani area.

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AYATULLAH SISTANI’S MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH

Below is an important message and a very interesting read for all the youth in our community, especially for those who are socially active university students. Please take some time out to read this beautiful advice from our Marjae because the future of the community depends on the youth of today.
 
Aliraza Sumar
Hon. Secretary AYN
 


I would like advise the dear youth – for whom I am just as concerned as I am for myself and my own family – with eight recommendations that lead to complete felicity in this life and the next, and sum up the revelations of Allah, the Glorified, to His creation, the admonitions of the sages and righteous ones among His servants, as well as what I have learnt by means of personal experience and discovered through study.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/179/16                                                                



The World Federation is organizing an Islamic Short Course for Couples aged between 22 – 40 years, from 25th March to 3rd April 2016 in Qum, Iran.  Applications are limited for 14 person’s only i.e. seven couples.
 
The course is ideal for couples to gain a deeper understanding of Islam and each other, whilst performing the Ziyarat of Imam al-Ridha (AS) and Sayyida Fatima al-Ma’sooma (AS).

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/178/16                                                                  

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

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi-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 5.40 p.m. on Monday 8th February 2016 i.e. 28th Rabi ul Aakhar 1437 A.H.
 
On Tuesday 9th February 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.48 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset      25 hours  09 minutes   
Moonset 7.34 p.m.
Time Duration 46 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     13.20 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 10.13 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

 

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.05 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 8 degrees South of West, 8 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st JAMADI-UL-AWWAL 1437 ON WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2016
 
 
Secretariat

Ref: AK/PR/2016/70                                                              



The Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and the Hon Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, made a visit to Antananarivo, Madagascar from 27th to 30th December, 2015.

It was another opportunity for the Chairman and the Hon. Secretary to hold discussions with the Conseil Regional of Madagascar (CROI) Vice Chairman, Alhaj Mamodraza Jivan and the Secretary General, Alhaj Anil Alimahomad. The AFED officials also met the President of Antananarivo Jamaat, Alhaj Arzou-Raza Alibay. The discussions were mainly centered on the community matters, unity and the challenges faced by several Jamaats, including economic hardships and finding methods to deal with them.

It was an occasion for the Chairman of Africa Federation to address community members of Antananarivo Jamaat. He provided a brief outlook of the various activities being undertaken by Africa Federation in the region and also bidding farewell to the Jamaat leadership and members of the community.

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Our Ref: JMT/Arusha/16                                                                                     

The Milad un Nabii celebrations organized by the KSI Jamaat Arusha Community members in collaboration with Bakwata (The Muslim Council of Tanzania), Arusha Branch were held on 23rd and 24th December 2015.
 
The Program included a Zafa’a (procession) which started at 04.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. on 23rd December 2015 wherein members from different faiths participated in the procession.
 

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