Ref: AFED/PR/55/15                                                                          

The KSI Jamaat of Mombasa successfully hosted the 76th Supreme Council Session of the Africa Federation on 1st and 2nd May 2015 and The Forum - "The Evolution of Mindset” on 3rd May 2015.
Both the Sessions were attended by about 120 participants; they were from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Reunion, Tanzania, Uganda, and the U.K.  Also present was the World Federation President, Dr. Asgarali Moledina.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/144/15                                         


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Mahe Ramadhan 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 5.06 p.m. on Tuesday 16th June 2015 i.e. 28th Shabaan 1436 A.H.
On Wednesday 17th June, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.15 p.m.
Crescent Age at Sunset   25 hours 09 minutes    
Moonset 7.11 p.m.
Time Duration 55 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset   12.55 degrees
Crescent Altitude at Sunset 11.48 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.34 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 20 degrees North of West, 3 degrees south of where the sun had set.


Ref: CHB/HB/037/15                                                                          



Cholera is an acute infectious disease caused by a bacterium,Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae), which results in a painless, watery diarrhea in humans. Some affected individuals have copious amounts of diarrhea and develop dehydration so severe it can lead to death. Most people who get the disease ingest the organisms through food or water sources contaminated with V. cholerae.
What are the Symptoms & Signs?

The symptoms and signs of cholera are a watery diarrhea that often contains flecks of whitish material (mucus and some epithelial cells) that are about the size of pieces of rice.

The volume of diarrhea can be enormous; high levels of diarrheal fluid such as 250 cc per kg or about 10 to 18 liters over 24 hours for a 70 kg adult can occur. People may go on to develop one or more of the following symptoms and signs:

  • Vomiting
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Low blood pressure
  • Thirst
  • Muscle cramps
  • Restlessness or Irritability

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Alhaj Mulla Ahmed A.M. Lakha

Marhum Ahmed A.M. Lakha was born in Zanzibar in 1900.  From a very young age his interest in acquiring secular as well as religious knowledge was very much evident. To this end, he attained high level of education through private efforts, specializing in Arabic and Persian languages.

A staunch supporter of Africa Federation, Marhum Mulla Ahmed Lakha was a kind hearted philanthropist, Zakir-e-Hussein and a good orator. Due to his gift of oratory he established himself as a renowned Zakir for almost 65 years and the young generation benefitted from his teaching of religion at the Sir Euvan Smith Madressa primary School, where he was a teacher for many years.

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Muslim around the world anticipates the arrival of the holiest month of the year, Mahe Ramadhan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. Muslims from all continents unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection.

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Ref: CHB/HB/036/15                                                                         



Diabetes is a growing health concern around the world and our community is no different. However, with the correct management Diabetes can be controlled and its effects on health can be suppressed leading to a good quality of life despite having Diabetes.

The Central Health Board (CHB) of Africa Federation in collaboration with Arusha Jamaat and Sis. Tahera Pardhan who is a Pharmacist currently practicing in Arusha organized a ‘Diabetes Workshop’ to promote better understanding and effective management of Diabetes. The target audience was those who are both suffering from Diabetes and those family members and close ones who are caring for someone suffering from Diabetes.

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REF: BMM/ADMIN/113/1436       


A two month course on continuous professional development was conducted for 16 Mubaligheen from 5 different regions of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. They included 5 ladies and 11 gents who participated in the program.
The Seminar was conducted to improve and enhance the Mubaligheen’s abilities and skills so that they may incorporate effective teaching methodology to effectively propagate the Madh-hab of AhlulBayt (a.s).

The subjects taught were:

  • Qurán & Tajweed
  • Fiqh & Shubuhaat
  • Teaching methodology
  • Basic life Skills.

The facilitators during the training were:

  1. Syed Arif Ali Naqvi (Head of Tabligh - BMMT)
  2. Sheikh Bakari Mbelango
  3. Sheikh Abdinoor
  4. Sister. Iffet Thawer (Hon. Secretary - BMMT)

The scholars presented their skills of teaching methodology and how best to deliver Ahlul Bayt’s (as) message in the villages with practical approach of their practice of Islam as taught by the Holy Prophet (s) and his Ahlul Bayt (as).



Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania - Free Eye Camp at Kigoma

The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania in collaboration with BETA Charitable Trust of Essex, U.K, Zantas Air and Kigoma Hill Top Hotel held a free eye and healthcare camp at Kigoma, from 3rd to 7th April 2015.
The camp was held at Ahlul Bayt Islamic Center and the surgeries were carried out at Maweni Regional Hospital, Kigoma.


Circular No: JMT/143/15                                                                

Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Qur’an Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 110:
“And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity (Sadaqah): and whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you ye shall find it with Allah; for Allah sees well all that ye do”.

Allah (S.W.T.) shall ward off 70 kinds of calamities from one who gives charity in the Holy Month of Ramadhan[Imam Sadiq (A.S.)]
The Africa Federation Secretariat is pleased to launch the annual Ramadhan Relief Fund 1436 AH (2015).
The Africa Federation in collaboration with the World Federation provides assistance to the Jamaats and Institutions under the Africa Federation to cater for the deserving and needy people to make fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan comfortable for everyone. 

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