Ref: AK/PR/2016/71                                                                

Africa Federation is grateful to the family of Alhaj Gulamabbas Dewji (GD) for the donation of a Plot for the development of the housing project. The Plot is located on Band Street (corner of Libya Street), Dar es Salaam comprising of approx 378 Sq. M.
Gulam Bhai’s donation has instilled renewed impetus towards the AFED Housing Project strategy. The handing over of the plot took place on 17th January, 2016.

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Amongst The Early Arrivals in Zanzibar

1882 - 1956

Al Hajj Dharamsi Gangji was born in 1882 in Nanglepur, Cutch, India. He was the eldest of six male sons of Gangji Sivji, a Khoja subsistence farmer. The family practiced the Shia Ismaili sect of Islam.
The summer monsoon rainfall is the major prerequisite of agricultural productivity in Cutch, and when the monsoon failed in 1896 and again in 1899, there was a severe drought followed by famine.
The famines of 1896–97 and 1899–1900 in India affected almost the entire subcontinent, causing severe distress, debility, and mortality, killing over four million people. The effect on the Gangji farm was devastating. Life was very hard for the family and in 1899; Gangji Sivji decided to send his eldest son, Dharamsi, to East Africa.

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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 (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 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 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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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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