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jaffkCommunity History 2 (Suleman Khimji)

Brother Suleman Khimji together with Brother Abdallah Khimji travelled from India facingdifficulties through the Arab population and going through tough times he arrived atPangani in 1888. Sulemanbhai was only 14 years old. At that time, most of the buildingswere built of raw clay bricks and thatched roofs with dried palm leaves (in other wordshuts) and few were built with stones and clay.

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THE AFRICA FEDERATION ARCHIVES MOURNS THE DEMISE OF MARHUM FIDAHUSSEIN JUMA UKERA (ORIGINALLY OF SOMALIA)

On 17th November 2010 Marhoom Mulla Fidahusein a former Chairman of KSI Merca jamat of Somalia passed away in Mombasa and was buried on Thursday 18th November 2010.

Mulla Fidahusein was born in Merca, Somalia in 1938 and brought up there, he studied at the Italian school and learned Quran and religious studies from his late father Mulla Abdulkarim and other mu'alims in those days. Mulla Fidahusein was a dedicated member and served the Jamaat in different capacities for many years.

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MARHUM HAJI MERALI KASSAM

Haji Merali Kassam was born in 1916 in Mariya. After acquiring the basiceducation he left for Dar-es-Salaam at a young age of 14. He worked for oneand a half year in Dar-es-Salaam and Kondoa Irangi.

He went to Kampala and resided there for a year where three of his elderbrothers lived with their families. He then roamed for six years in the jungleof Toro (Fort Portal) and its surroundings in Uganda and the thicket of Congo.He lived alone without a family. Within this period, he sincerely tried hard toteach the natives about religion and quite a number of them embraced Islam.He was Hafiz-e-Qura'an and taught children and elders Qura'an recitation fora long time and earned himself a title of Sheikh Merali.

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kigoma imambara openingThe opening ceremony of Kigoma Imambara was performed by AlHaj Mohamed Dhirani Chairman of the Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Jamaats of Africa accompanied by Late Habib Mulji (Vice Chairman) and Mawlana Sajad Hussein, On 19th Shabaan 1404, 21st May 1984 to mark the 14th Centenary of the Birth of Imam Hussein A.S.

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MAHE MOHARRAM 1432, 17 DECEMBER 2010

ASALAM ALAYKA YAA ABAA ABDILLAHIL HUSSEIN

Ashura in Dar-es-Salaam

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