Ref: PR/AF/16/008                                                  

 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



May Allah make our reward and your reward great, for our grief for Hussain, (peace be upon him).

10th of Muharram 61 Hijra– 10th October 680 AD – The Day of Ashura

On the 10th day of Muharram which is the first month of the Islamic Calendar we, the Shia Muslim Community commemorate the tragic event of the merciless massacre of the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) – Imam Hussein (A.S.) along with members of his family and the faithful companions numbering to seventy two in the desert plains of Karbala, Iraq in 61 A.H.
 
The Karbala massacre is known as one of the darkest and saddest days in the Islamic history.

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Ref: BMMT/Admin/014/1437                                         

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA HOLDS
FREE EYE CAMP AT CHALINZE (7th – 10th JULY 2016)

The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania organized a 4-Days Eye Camp sponsored by Renville Health Care in Memory of Marhum Pirbhai Visram, Marhum Merali Dewji, and Marhum Gulamhussein Daya and with support of BETA Charitable Trust of Essex, U.K. for the surgeries.
 
Camp was set at Bwilingu Primary School and the surgeries were carried out at surgery room in Chalinze Hospital. This was conducted from 7th to 10th July, 2016.
 
People from several villages in the Chalinze District registered for the Free Eye treatment, among them 2,844 people of various ages were screened; summary and details are given below:

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PRESS RELEASE

AFEDWB/PR/01/2016                                                   

WOMEN BOARD LOGO

The Africa Federation Women Board is pleased to launch its new Logo.

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DOWN THE MEMORY LANE PHOTOGRAPH

ZANZIBAR KSI KUWWAT UL ISLAM JAMAAT IMAMBARGHA YEAR 1966

Below is the photograph of the Jamaat officials and volunteers taken during the Opening Ceremony of the new Zarih of Imam Hussain [AS] (seen here in the background) which was mounted on the Mimber at the KSI Kuwwatul Islam Jamaat Imambargha, the full cost of the Zarih was donated by Marhum Mohamed Baker Mohamedtaki, famously known as Master Baker of Zanzibar.


Please let us remember the past leaders of our community, volunteers, including women volunteers who have served the Jamaats in different capacities and all the Marhumeens who are no longer with us today with Sura-e-Fateha.

May Allah (SWT) grant them Maghferat and place their souls in the proximity of the fourteen infallibles (Masumeen) Alayhi Salaam, Ameen.
 
SECRETARIAT
ARCHIVES SECTION OF THE AFRICA FEDERATION

27th September, 2016 (25th Zilhajj 1437 AH)

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE PHOTOGRAPH

ZANZIBAR KSI HUJJAT UL ISLAM JAMAAT OFFICIALS, PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN IN THE IMAMBARGHA – YEAR 1965/6


Let us remember the past leaders, volunteers, including women volunteers who have served the Jamaats in different capacities and all the Marhumeens who are no longer with us today with Sura-e-Fateha. May Allah (SWT) grant them Maghferat and place their souls in the proximity of the fourteen infallibles (Masumeen) Alayhi Salaam, Ameen.
 
SECRETARIAT
ARCHIVES SECTION OF THE AFRICA FEDERATION
 
26th September, 2016 (24th Zilhajj 1437 AH)

MEHFILE MUHIBBANE HUSSEIN (A.S.) IN ZANZIBAR,
ALSO KNOWN AS ‘MEHFILE PRIVATE”

A common feature among many of the early Khoja community members has been their love of Imam Hussein (AS). Khoja would travel from India and Zanzibar to Iraq for pilgrimage to Najaf and Karbala. While in India and in Africa, they would also organise and participate in the Majlis commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Husein.
 
It is recorded that after their settlement in Mumbai in 1842, Aga Khan I and Aga Khan II would arrange Majlis of Imam Husein at their Mumbai residence “with great pomp."
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Until the latter half of the nineteenth century, members of the Khoja community, despite their diverse leanings towards the Satpanthi, Nizari Ismail, Sunni and Shia Ithna-Asheri beliefs functioned as one united Khoja community - operating from a common Jamaat Khana.
 
The three-way split among the once united Khoja community took place in 1862 when the first group professing to be Sunni separated. From 1873 onwards, another group professing to practice the Shia Ithna-Asheri faith separated. Thus three distinct Khoja communities to be known as Khoja Ismaili, Khoja Sunni and Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats emerged. 

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Ref: PR/AF/2016/07                                                 



The Africa Federation officials comprising of the Honorary Secretary, Alhaj Hussein Karim and the Chairman of the Economic and Housing Development Board, Alhaj Akil Hirji visited Bukoba Jamaat on September 20 and 21. This was following the aftermath of the Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude that struck Bukoba district near the western shore of Lake Victoria in North West of Tanzania on September 10, 2016, where sadly most of the casualties and damage occurred.

The purpose of the visit was to meet officials of the Jamaat and our Community members, it was also to assess the extent of damage caused by the Earthquake to the properties in the mosque compound and other Jamaat properties as well as properties belonging to other members of the Jamaat and evaluate a kind of assistance that may be required.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/26/16                                             



The Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the other Boards of the Africa Federation is pleased to inform all our constituent Jamaats under Africa Federation that it is organizing the AFED Girls Youth Camp - 2016 for girls, age 12 – 16 years during the December 2016 holidays at a venue to be announced shortly.
 
AYN with the support of trained mentors, experienced facilitators and renowned speakers shall be launching this Camp filled with excitement, enrichment and development of various talents and skills for young campers.
 
The Camp shall include: 

  • Lectures on various topics. i.e. Religious, Social Values and Healthcare
  • Sports and Indoor Activities 
  • Field Trips and Team Building & Interactive Exercises
  • Personal Development Time 
  • Time Management, Critical Thinking, Mentoring and Public Speaking

Mentors shall undergo development in order to deliver effectively the objectives of the programme.
 
More information and details of the Camp will follow in due course Insha’allah.
 
 
Hussein A. Karim
Hon Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: AFED/AFTAB/25/16                                


The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Seyed Hassan Naqvi as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Tabligh Board for the term 2016 - 2019.
 
Seyed Hassan has served in the same position for two terms, from 2011 – 2016. His vast experience and dedication in the field of Tabligh will provide added advantage in meeting the goals and objectives of the Board. 
 
Brief Profile

Seyed Hassan Naqvi is the eldest son of late Maulana Seyed Ansar Hussein Naqvi one of the first Missionaries to serve our community in Africa.
 
Seyed Hassan is the Director of Thornswift Investments Ltd. and operating a transport & logistics company based in Dar es Salaam since 2007.

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BMM/ADMIN/013/1437                                            

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA ORGANIZES A CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CPD) FOR MUBALIGHEEN

A Continuous Development Program (CPD) for Mubaligheen was hosted by the Bilal Muslim Mission, Kigoma branch covering Mubaligheen from Lake and West Zones of Tanzania. It was held from 28th August to 3rd September 2016 and attended by 35 Muballigheen from centers that include Tabora, Singida, Kagera, Kigoma and Mwanza.

The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Chairman of Central Bilal Board (CBB) Alhaj Mohsin Lalji (Sheni) who was the Chief Guest; he lauded the Mubaligheen with appreciation of the Tabligh work being carried out.
 
The CBB Chairman also advised further that in order to develop and enhance the Tabligh activities the Mubaligheen should emphasize unity between the Muslim Ummah and to carry out Tabligh with wisdom.

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