My Dear Community Members,

Salaam Alaykum.
It has been with great abhorrence that we see in our world today continual acts of terrorism. Terrorism founded on an ideology and a concept that is growing exponentially and which affects the very fabric of our society. Muslim organisations have been quick to condemn such acts of barbarity which not only are unfounded in and contrary to our faith but which directly fulminate against humanity!
It was a shock for us all to witness the attacks in London where seven people were killed and forty-eight people injured. The attacks followed less than two weeks after the Manchester Arena where 22 people were killed. Only a few months earlier a terrorist attacked Westminster, London killing 4 people and injuring more than fifty people. In the last month, there have been numerous terrorist attacks across the globe: Karrada in Iraq where ten people were murdered and Afghanistan where 18 people were killed. Terrorism has been a widespread, catastrophic phenomena in the Middle East and Subcontinent but is now growing proliferating around the world.
The World Federations, its membership and indeed the entire Khoja community condemn such acts of barbarity in the strongest possible terms and we offer our condolences to the families of those brutally murdered. The trauma they are experiencing is unimaginable. That is why within hours of both attacks, The World Federation in conjunction with The Council of European Jamaats donated £10,000 i.e. £5,000 to the victims of the families of each of the attacks. The funds will be spent on psychological support and bereavement counselling. The thoughts and prayers of our community are with them and their families during these difficult times.
When reflecting on these barbaric acts, I feel it is important for our governments and for our society to examine in depth the philosophy and ideology of the terrorists. They are driven to undertake such hate crimes, driven to attack those who disagree with them and driven to create strife and discord in our society. My view is that as a community we need to advocate our humanitarian principles. We need to add value to society and to bring positive change to our localities. If we continue our beneficial humanitarian actions then our positive and consistent work will simply speak for itself!
With Salaams and Duas,

Shan E Abbas Hassam
Secretary General

5th June 2017

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/61/17                                                       

13th – 16th of July 2017

For the first time in the history of European Jamats, a worldwide reach Sport Competition will be held in the heart of the City of Light. This competition, designed for both men and women, will bring together more than 400 participants from nearly 14 countries around the world.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/59/17                                                  




The Central Health Board (CHB) of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa is seeking to employ on a part time basis a suitably qualified person for the above position which has fallen vacant.
The CHB Administrative Secretary will be sited in the CHB office within the Africa Federation Secretariat office located on the corner of Olympio Street/Bibi Titi Mohamed Road, Dar-es-Salaam.
Interested male and female candidates are invited to submit a written application along with the current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and testimonials/certificates to reach the Africa Federation Administrative Secretary latest by 15th April 2017.
Female applicants are encouraged to apply for the job.
More details/address is provided in the attached Advertisement with a brief Job Profile of the post.
Hussein Karim
Hon Secretary

Download:  Job Description - Central Health Board Administrative Secretary (PDF, 288KB)

Circular No: JMT/57/17                                      

The Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointments of the Managing Committee of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania under the Chairmanship of Alhaj Muslim Meghji for the term 2016 – 2019.
The appointments are as follows:
Chairman:           -      Muslim R. Meghji (appointed as earlier announced)
Vice Chairman:     -      Inayat H. Alidina
Hon. Secretary:    -      Hasnain Abbas Taki
Hon. Treasurer:    -      Mohamed Iqbal Karim
Ex-Officio:           -      Mohsin A. Lalji (CBB Chairman) 

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/55/17                                          

The annual Africa Federation Solidarity Day marked on 15th Sha’ban every year will this year fall on Friday 12th May 2017.
The Solidarity Day activities within our constituent member Jamaats in Africa will Inshaállah start from 1st to 25th Sha’ban 1438 (28th April to 22nd May 2017).
We request all Jamaats and the Territorial Councils in Africa to organize special events like Charity Walk, Fun Fare, Bake Sale, Sports and other activities involving the Madressahs boys and girls sections to raise funds for this special occasion. This great event would also provide an opportunity to bring together our community members from different age groups on a common platform under one banner of Solidarity to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of our 12th Imam, Al Hujjah Al Mahdi (ATFS).

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