CIRCULAR NO: JMT/70/14                                                                

We are pleased to inform that the Tuwasiliane Football and Volleyball Festival was successfully concluded in Tanga over the Easter Holidays.  The Festival commenced with the Opening Ceremony on Thursday 17th April 2014 with a good attendance by members of Tanga Jamaat, sportsmen and sports officials from several Jamaats.

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KSIJ Dar-es-Salaam Graveyard Database

The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat Dar-es-Salaam has embarked on the final stage of the Kabrastaan Rehabilitation Project by updating the database of all the graves to enable the Jamaat to make error free grave plaques.

Besides the master list at the Masjid compound, an updated graveyard database is accessible for all members at our website: – from the homepage go to resources and then click on the appropriate graveyard database tab. Kindly follow the link below to view the database:  and

In case of any changes or inquiries, please send an e-mail to or click on the ‘feedback’ tab on the homepage.

The donation fund for the graveyards is still open and members are urged to remember all their Marhumeens with a donation of 80,000/- per grave. Donations can be made at the Jamaat office.

Please feel free to forward this information to all our brethren.

KSIJ Dar-es-Salaam

Ref: AF/PRESS/2014/25



Part 2 – Reunion Island

Official Name: Reunion, (an overseas department of France)

Land Area: 2,510 sq km (969 sq miles)

Population: 839,500

Capital City: Saint-Denis (147,800)

Currency: Euro

Languages: French (official), Creole

Religions: Catholic, Hindu, Muslim

This lush and beautiful mountainous and rugged volcanic island (with active volcano) fertile lowlands along coast, was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. The island was renamed Reunion in 1793, and it remained a French colony, except for a brief British occupation from 1810 to 1815.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/69/14                              


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 1435 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’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 9.15 a.m. on Tuesday 29th April i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1435 A.H.

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The Secretariat has organized a Session titled “The Forum – Vision For The Future” to be held on Friday 2nd May 2014 in Dar-es-Salaam preceding the 75th Supreme Council Session.
The Program will consist of presentation of three Papers on different subjects by renowned Community Speakers, a short Q and A Session on the Papers presented followed by Workshops that will come up with recommendations for presentation at the 75th Supreme Council Session to be held on Friday, 2nd & Saturday, 3rd May.
The Program for the Forum is as follows:

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary


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The Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointments of the AYN Board Members following the appointment earlier of AYN Chairman, Br. Muntazir S. Meghji as announced vide our circular Ref. No. JMT/64/ 14 of 2nd April 2014. 

  1. Chairman                            – Muntazir Shabbir Meghji
  2. Vice Chairman                     – Qamar Abbas Ali Mohammed
  3. Hon. Secretary                    – Aliraza Sumar
  4. Event Management             – Kaunain Assaria
  5. Hon. Treasurer                    – Maisam Nanji
  6. IT & Designs                        – Aamir Keshwani
  7. Head of Ladies Youth          – Sumaiya Muntazir  
  8. Committee Member             – Ali Hassan Habib
  9. Committee Member             – Sohail Merchant
  10. Committee Member             – Sajjad Karamsi
  11. Committee Member Ladies – Mohadissa Nanji
  12. Committee Member Ladies – Sajida Lodhi

We are hugely encouraged to observe the zeal and the passion of these young and enthusiastic team who have come forward to volunteer and sacrifice their time and resources for the wider benefits of the youth of our community in Africa and, to take the AYN to higher scales of excellence in the delivery their noble mission and events.
Attached is the AYN Organizational Chart, to this end we request Member Jamaats to appoint AYN Representatives, both from ladies and gents from their Jamaats. We would appreciate an early response so that the AYN Board can meet with all the Representatives soon to set-up strategies and direction for the remaining period of this term ending in 2016.
We wish the AYN team a very successful and productive period ahead – Ameen.
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

AYN Organizational Chart (PDF, 188KB)

Ref: AF/PR/2014/24


Part 1 - Madagascar

Momentous and breathtaking occasion marks the Africa Federation delegation marathon seven days visit to Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius Islands in March, 2014. The delegation was led by the Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi who was joined by the AFED Vice Chairman and Chairman of Conseil Régional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’ océan Indien (CROI), Alhaj Navazaly Molou. The delegation included the AFED Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the Hon. Treasurer, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani and AFTAB Chairman, Seyed Hassan Naqvi.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/65/14                                                                     


Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania (BMMT) a Tabligh Organization of the Africa Federation wishes to employ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the post which shall fall vacant from 1st June, 2014.

The CEO office is based at the Bilal Muslim Mission Head Office located on Libya Street (Former Mehfil-e-Asghari [A.S.]), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Job Profile of the CEO and BMMT organizational structure is appended herewith.
Interested candidates are invited to submit written applications accompanied with the latest Curriculum Vitae (CV), should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
P. O. Box: 20033,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: or
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2014
Should any candidate require more information, he/she can contact, the Chairman Alhaj Riyaz Nasser by email or call: + 255 688 224 775.
Attractive remuneration shall be offered to a successful candidate.
Inayat Alidina
Hon. Secretary
Central Bilal Board (CBB)
Download:  Job Profile of CEO and BMMT Organizational Structure (PDF, 564KB)

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Our Ref: BMMT/81-1435



The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania management is pleased to appoint Maulana Syed Arif Ali Naqvi as Head of Tabligh for the Mission and will be based in Dar es Salaam from this month.

Maulana completed “Faadhil-e-Fiqh”, degree in Islamic Education in 1990 in, Uttar Pradesh, India. He further pursued his Masters studies in Arabic grammar and Islamic Education in Qum, Iran.
In 1995/1996 worked as teacher at ‘Jamiatul Muntazar’ Madressah at Nawgavan Saadat, Uttar Pradesh, India.
In January 1997 Maulana Syed Arif arrived in Tanzania when he was posted as a Resident Aalim for the Songea Jamaat, he served the Jamaat for 3 years.
In December 1999, Maulana was transferred to Mwanza where he served the Jamaat for 7 ½ years carrying out his duties diligently including visiting other organizations and institutions in keeping good public relationship. He took keen interest in teaching the Holy Qur’an.

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The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi is pleased to announce the appointment of Br. Muntazir Shabbir Meghji of Nairobi as Chairman of the Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) for the remaining term; 2013 – 2016.
Br. Muntazir takes over from Br. Nishathussein Karim who has served the AYN in the capacity of Chairman for the past ten years (2004 - 2014). Br. Nishathussein’s contributions and selfless services towards the AYN has been enormous and exemplary. Several exciting and noteworthy activities, i.e. in the fields of education, social and recreation for the youth in Africa were introduced and developed during his tenure, for which we are very grateful. His experience and continuous support to the new AYN team will be of great benefit to all.

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