Mohamedraza Virjee, famously known as Raza Virjee, was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 17th July 1935. He is the son of Abdulrasul Gulamhussein Virjee and Shirinbai (daughter of Suleman Daya Walji).  His father Abdulrasul was born in 1914 in Mombasa, Kenya. Abdulrasulbhai was a great sportsman and played cricket for Kenya. He was a right arm fast bowler who opened the bowling for Mombasa Jaffery in 1930's.

He moved to Dar es Salaam in 1933 and got married and was blessed with six children, four sons and two daughters namely; Ali, Mohamed Raza, Mohsin, Hasnain, Kanize Fatema and Raziya.  He led the first ever Ithna-Asheri team in the DSM League Cricket. After retiring from active cricket, he served the Dar es Salaam Cricket Club in various capacities being its first Chairman in 1952 and he also took active interest in coaching the youngsters.

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Census is the key to unlocking our future development and the results will benefit the community for years to come.  We cannot over-emphasise that this is an important exercise that AFED has undertaken in all our centres in Africa. The information we can gather from this census, will greatly help us in planning for our future.


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Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized a 5 day module 1 training also known as Leadership and savings training for Mujtaba women group in Miamba centre from 24th-28th July 2018. Sessions on Islamic Religious Education were also held during the training which was facilitated by   Sis. Mariga Kuto. The average attendance of participants per day was 22.

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Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized a three day Refresher training course for Swabrina and Shufaiyya women group at Kichaka centre from 19th-21st July 2018. These trainings have been proving to be playing an essential role to empower the women in the local community. All Sessions in this training were facilitated by Sis Sidi Nyota and Sis Kauchi Chifui.

Various topics on Islamic Religious Education were also conducted by Sis. Hadija Kamanza. This was done to broaden their religious knowledge.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/149/18                                                    


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 1440 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 9.03 a.m. on Sunday 9th September 2018 i.e. 28th Zilhajj 1439 A.H.
On Monday 10th September 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 21 hours 18 minutes     
Moonset 7.10 p.m.
Time Duration 49 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      11.86 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 11.04 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.38 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 5 degrees North of West, 1 degree North of where the sun had set.

Ref: AF/PR/53/2018                                                                

On Thursday, 16th August 2018 the office bearers of the Africa Federation (AFED) had the honor to welcome Alhaj Mohamed Moledina, Vice Chairman of KSI Mwanza Jamaat in the Secretariat office in Dar Es Salaam.

It was a good opportunity to meet and to discuss various subjects of common interest of the Jamaat and AFED, also on the current trends and challenges we face in Africa, similarly in other parts of the world.

Various subjects were covered during the meeting, including the current economic challenges faced by the community in several parts of Tanzania, including Mwanza.

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