Sitting Left to Right: Shakir Sheralli, Mohammed Nathoo, Hasnain Abbas Tejani, Marhum Yusuf G. Dhalla (Chairman Ithna Asheri Union Sports Club), Sajjad Lakha (Captain), Ahmed Alloo (Secretary), Marhum Muslim Mohamed Jivraj (Treasurer) and Bashir Abbas Tejani.

Standing Left to Right: Sajjad Bashir Tejani (Scorer), Munawar Dhirani, Ebrahim Datoo, Naushad Dhanji, Murtaza Ebrahim Jivraj (son of Marhum Ebrahim Jivraj - Past Chairman of Ithna Asheri Union), Mustafa Mohamed Virani, Marhum Kazim Amir Nasser, Jamil Yusuf Kermali (son of Yusuf Kabana), Kassim Bhimji, Marhum Iqbal Jaffer Damji (Bali) and Afzal Yusuf Peera –  (Jimmy - Scorer).
Source and Photograph courtesy Br. Murtaza Jivraj (Kerbala)

Let us remember all those (in this photograph) who have passed away and all the Marhumeens with Sura-e-Fateha and pray for their maghferat in these important remaining days and nights of the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

4th July, 2016 (28th Mahe Ramadhan, 1437 AH)

Ref: CHB/HB/61/16                                                              

Why are people with diabetes at increased risk for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)?

If you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop Cardiovascular Disease than someone without diabetes.

Types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes - happens when your body cannot make insulin. This type usually affects children and young adults.

Type 2 diabetes - occurs when your body can’t produce enough insulin or the insulin doesn’t work properly. Type 2 diabetes is more common and tends to develop gradually as people get older – usually after the age of 40.

Diabetes is treatable, but even when glucose levels are under control it greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. That's because people with diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, may have the following conditions that contribute to their risk for developing cardiovascular disease.

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The World Federation is planning for the future and we need your help!

For the next three months, a survey will be distributed to better understand the needs and requirements of individual communities and the World Federation body at large. The survey can be found at the link www.lnk.wf/strategy

Please note that the survey is completely anonymous and takes just under 15 minutes.

Kindly share this with your friends and family and help those who need further assistance to fill out the questions. We want to hear from everyone!

Where do you see us in 10 years?

For any questions, please get in touch with strategy@world-federation.org.

CIRCULAR NO: AF/EHB/07/16                               

The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Akil Hirji as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board for the term 2016 - 2019.
Akil bhai has served in the same position from 2014 – 2016. His vast experience and dedication in the housing and economic development sectors will provide added advantage in meeting the goals and objectives of the Board. 
Brief Profile
Born in Zanzibar, he acquired his primary and secondary education in Dar-es-Salaam. A hard working and successful businessman, in the last two decades he has expanded and diversified his business ventures, and is presently operating a number of family commercial ventures in Dar es Salaam. He is married and has two children.
Akilbhai's community, social and voluntary services spans almost three decades. His zeal and dynamism in serving the community has remained consistent having great passion in construction development projects for the betterment of the Community at large.

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A Seminar of Alims from Africa organized by the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa was held on 19th June, 1973 in Dar es Salaam at the Ebrahim Haji Dispensary Hall under the chairmanship of Al-Haj Ali Mohammed Jaffer Sheriff Dewji, the Chairman of the Tabligh Committee of the Africa Federation.

Seminar participants opined that it is the duty of all concerned (parents, Jamaats and teachers of Madressahs) to impart religious knowledge to the young generation in convincing and logical way so as to establish their religious belief and deeds on a sound foundation, and particularly in the wake of the new challenges that are emerging. It was also observed that there was a need of reformation in that majlises should convey the message of the religion of Islam and inculcate Islamic values to all, young and old, males and female alike. The importance of a modern approach and simple language in majlises was also emphasized.



At the Africa Federation Conference held in Arusha in the year 1958, a resolution was passed to form a deputation (delegation) to raise the funds in the following countries:

  1. Tanganyika
  2. Uganda
  3. Kenya
  4. Zanzibar
  5. Pemba
  6. Mkoani (Pemba)
  7. Belgian congo
  8. Ruanda (now Rwanda)
  9. Urundi (now Burundi)

The deputation members were as follows:


  1. Ebrahim bhai Sheriff Dewji of Arusha, in capacity as President of AFED.
  2. Hon. Abdulhussein bhai Noormohamed Kalyan of Mombasa.
  3. Mohamedhusseinbhai Gulamhussein of Mombasa.
  4. Mohamedhusseinbhai Gulamali of Mombasa/Congo.
  5. Fidahusseinbhai Rashid Moledina of Mombasa.
  6. Hassanali bhai Nasser Virji of Mwanza.
  7. J. M. Jaffer of DSM.
  8. Suleiman Mohamed Bhimji of DSM.
  9. Noormohamed bhai Nasser Walji of DSM.
  10. Mohamed bhai Ladak Kanji of Moshi.
  11. Murrabi Pirbhai Visram of Kampala.
  12. Gulamalibhai Mohamedali Ramji of Kampala.
  13. Mohamedalibhai G. R. Hansraj of Mbale, Uganda.
  14. Abdulla bhai Fazal of Bukoba.
  15. Ahmedbhai A.M. Lakha of Zanzibar.
  16. M. A. Saleh of Zanzibar.
  17. Maulana Ansari Saheb.
  18. Maulana Zawar Hussein.

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BSA 2015                                                                       


The Best Student Award Scheme recognizes the accomplishments of students within our community who have achieved outstanding results at O–levels. It has been conducted successfully for many years by the Education Board under the auspices of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa.

The award is open to boys and girls in our Jamaats who have appeared for the National Examination and Overseas Board Examination “O” levels during the academic year i.e. January to December, 2015.

This year, the Education Board received applications from Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Arusha and Bukoba. After close scrutiny on the set criteria of selection, the following are the results:

On behalf of the Education Board Secretariat of the Africa Federation, we extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners and the runner up for their outstanding achievements.
We would urge the remaining Jamaats and their Education Boards to entice students in their respective Jamaats to participate in this annual event, to promote awareness.

Ref: AFED/PR/03/16                                                                       

The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the AFED Housing Development Project in Dar-es-Salaam was held on Friday 17th June 2016 (13th Night of Mahe Ramadhan 1437). The Project located on Plot No 1701/208 on Band Street (corner of Libya Street), Dar es Salaam comprising of approx 378 Sq. M, and has been kindly donated by Alhaj Gulamabbas Dewji (GD) and his family to Africa Federation.
The Ground-Breaking Ceremony was attended by the Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, Africa Federation Trustees, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and Alhaj Mehboob Versi, the World Federation Secretary General, Alhaj Kumail Manji, the World Federation Executive Councilor, Alhaj Ahmed Daya, the two sons of Gulamabbas Dewji (GD), Ali and Hussein Dewji, The SANITA Merali Trust Representative, Alhaj Anver Merali Alibhai, Africa Federation Office Bearers, Dsm Jamaat Office Bearers and Trustees, AFED Economic and Housing Board Chairman, Alhaj Akil Hirji, past leaders of Africa Federation and Dsm Jamaat and Members of the Community from Dar es Salaam.

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A charity walk was organized by the Ithna-Asheri Union of Dar es Salaam on 25th December 1980 to raise funds for the Alawi flats to accommodate the needy and deserving members of our community.

Over 250 walkers took part and a handsome amount of T.Shs. 1,150,000/= was collected through sponsorships. The age of the walkers ranged from four years to over sixty. They walked 15 kms from Dar es Salaam mosque to the University of Dar es salaam. The host at the university was Marhum Al-Haj Mohsin Allidina where the walkers were provided with refreshments.

To mark the success of the event all the walkers and their sponsors were honored to a dinner party at the boarding house on 17th January 1981. Prizes were awarded to the winners by the then president of DSM Jamaat, Alhaj Mohamed G.M Dhirani.

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KSIJ Mwanza Graveyard

Africa Federation Secretariat has been requested by the KSI Jamaat of Mwanza to circulate the following message:
The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Mwanza is presently undertaking the task of refurbishing the graves, and making them into one standardized type so that the maximum use of the Kabrastan ground can be made in the best way possible.
The Jamaat is requesting for assistance from ex-residents of Mwanza Jamaat to provide details of their marhumeen buried in Mwanza so that they can update their database with the correct details, as some of the graves are missing details of the names and dates.
All details and further information required can be sent to Mwanza Jamaat on their Email address: administration@ksijmwanza.org
KSIJ Mwanza

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