Like in the previous years, the Africa Federation Secretariat once again invited children between the ages of 6 and 12 years from our Jamaats in Africa to design Eid Cards for the Africa Federation.
We are pleased to inform that one hundred and eighty six (186) entries were received; they are from Arusha, Bukoba, Dar-es-Salaam, Lubumbashi, Madagascar, Mombasa, Moshi, Mwanza, Nairobi and Re-Union Jamaats.
The efforts and enthusiasm shown by these children are indeed overwhelming, choosing the top three entries was not an easy task.
We are pleased to see the creativeness and the artistic talents of these young children of our community.
Following are the designers of the selected Eid Cards:
Aleesha (Aaliya) Shahina Merali (8 years) of Nairobi - The card designed by her was selected for the Africa Federation for Eid-ul Fitr 1435 for postal Eid Card.
Rehmat Z. Rashid (12 years) of Dar-es-Salaam - The card designed by her was selected for display on the Africa Federation Website for Eid-ul Fitr 1435.
Rayane Premjee (10 years) of Re-Union - The card designed by him was selected for Africa Federation for Eid-ul Fitr 1435 for the Email Eid Card.
Bilal Muslim Mission - Tanga Branch opened a new mosque in Mwembeni district – Pangani on 26th of June 2014. As per this year’s internal census carried out by Bilal Tanga, Mwembeni have 96 Shia families with a total of 226 dependants. Presently there are 71 students.
The total cost of this new mosque stand at Tshs 65 million. The funds came from various donors who wish to remain anonymous. The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanga wholeheartedly wishes to thank them all and pray to Allah (SWT) to reward them amply for their generosity in this world and the hereafter.
Further to our Circular Ref. No. JMT/84/14 of July 5, 2014 in which the appointment of Alhaj Akil Hirji, Chairman of the Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board was announced, we are pleased to make further announcement of the appointments of the Board Members by the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, they are:
1. Br. Ahmed Sachedina Member (Dar es Salaam) 2. Br. Azim Mawji Member (Dar es Salaam) 3. Sis. Shakera Dhanani Member (Dar es Salaam) 4. Br. Feeroz Jagani Member (Nairobi) 5. Br. Shabbir Virji Member (Arusha)
Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Vice Chairman and Alhaj Kumail Manji, the Assistant Hon. Secretary of Africa Federation from the Secretariat will be the ex-officio members of the Board in advisory capacities.
The Secretariat extends heartiest congratulations to the above mentioned members on their appointments and wishes them every success in achieving the goals set out for the Board.
Together with this circular, please find the Vision Paper/Goals of the Economic and Housing Development Board.
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. We say farewell to the blessed month, its beautiful days and its fragrant nights. It is an occasion to offer our thanks to our Creator, Allah (SWT) for His grace and mercy, and it is when Allah (SWT) is awarding us for our achievements.
Eid ul-Fitr is a time to celebrate with family and friends the completion of a blessed month whilst making it equally blessed festive and joyful occasion for all - A day of forgiveness, fellowship and unity, a time of giving and sharing with others.
Pinning the Federation Flag on this day signifies Unity, Fellowship and Commitment to our common goals for the betterment of our Community.
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 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 1.43 a.m. on Sunday 27th July 2014 i.e. 29th Mahe Ramadhan 1435 A.H.
On Sunday 27th July, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Akil Hirji as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board for the remaining term, 2013 – 2016.
Akil bhai takes over the combined functions of the Housing and Economic Empowerment sectors following the adoption of the new Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Board at the 75th Session of the Supreme Council of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa held in Dar es Salaam from 2nd to 3rd May 2014.
The Economic and Housing Development areas are largely inter-linked in its functions which involve initiatives and strategic planning with a focused direction in meeting the aims and objectives of the Africa Federation for sustainable growth in the economy and enriching the standard of living of our community members by working cohesively with our Jamaats for the development in these sectors.
Profile of Alhaj Akil Hirji Alhaj Akil Hirji was born in Zanzibar 1966. At a very young age he moved with his family to Dar-es-Salaam where pursued his primary and secondary education. Thereafter, he with his brothers jointly formed Travel Industry & Estate business in Dar es Salaam in 1984. He is a successful businessman operating a number of family commercial ventures. He is married and has 2 children.
Akilbhai's community, social and voluntary services spans almost three decades. His passion to serve the community throughout has neither dimmed nor diminished, as he gained more experience, did he become more devoted and committed.