It was a historical occasion for the Institue Islamique De Madagascar (INISMA), The Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’Ocean Indien (CROI) and the Shia Ithna-Asheri community in Antananarivo to witness the Grand Opening of Rassoul-Oul-Akr’am (SAWW) Tableegh Building in Antananarivo on Sunday, 12th February 2012 (19th Rabi’ul Awwal 1433 AH), simultaneously the launching of the INISMA TV Telecast Station which is housed in the same building. The Radio Broadcasting has been in operations for a number of years and has effectively transmitted Islamic programs and the message of Ahlul Baiyt (AS) to many parts of Madagascar and the neighbouring Islands, in the local Malagasy, French and Gujarati languages.
It was also an opportunity to pay a tribute to Marhum Alhaj Goulam Abbas Mamod Jamil, who was popularly known as Alhaj Roshan Jamil on the occasion of his first death anniversary, remembering him for his dedicated and devoted services to INISMA. (INISMA is equivalent of Bilal Muslim Mission)
The Guest of Honour at the Ceremony was Hujjatul Islam Wal Mumineen, al Seyyid Jawad Shaharestani, the Representative of Marja-e-Taqleed, Ayatullah al Uzma al Seyyid Ali Hussaini al Seestani, may Allah (swt) protect him and grant him long and healthy life. (Ameen).
The Grand Opening was attended by several leaders from various organizations and dignitaries from several countries around the world. There were also many heads of the local communities, invitees and members of the community.
The President of The World Federation of KSI Muslim Communities, Dr. Asgharali Moledina, the Assistant Secretary General of the Islamic Education of the World Federation, Seyyid Aliraza Naqvi, the World Federation Executive Councillor, Alhaj Sibtein Asaria from Dubai, Seyyid Muhammad Naqvi from COEJ, UK were among the leaders and dignitaries who attended the occasion.
The Africa Federation delegation had the largest contingent to Madagascar from within Africa who joined the Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, they are:
Alhaj Shabir Najafi – Vice Chairman of Africa Federation
Alhaj Aunali Khalfan – Hon. Secretary of Africa Federation
Alhaj Kumail Manji – Asst. Hon. Secretary of Africa Federation
Seyed Hassan Naqvi – Chairman of Africa Federation Tableegh Board
Alhaj Abbas Nasser – Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya
Alhaj Shabbir Somji – Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
Alhaj Asim Morvi – Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Uganda
Alhaj Munir Daya – Editor of Federation Samachar
Mrs. Mahjabeen Daya – Co-Editor of Federation Samachar
Alhaj Shiraz Walji – AFED Councillor/President of Dar es Salaam Jamaat
Alhaj Mohamed Dhirani – AFED Councillor/Former Chairman of AFED
Alhaj Asgher Bharwani – AFED Councillor/Former President of Dar Jamaat
Alhaj Mustafa Sheriff – CEO of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
Alhaj Mujtaba Peera – CEO of Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya
The program started from 09.00 AM in the morning with recitation of verses of the Holy Qur’an, Welcome Address by the Vice Chairman of INISMA, Alhaj Mohamedraza Khamis. Sheikh Munir gave a brief outline of the history of the Institution and paid tribute to late Alhaj Roshan Jamil.
Dua and Qasidah were recited by the students of INISMA, followed by speeches from the Vice Chairman of the Regional Council, Alhaj Mojize-Reza Khamis, and President of the World Federation, Dr. Asgharali Moledina, Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and Hujjuatul Islam Wal Muslimeen, Seyyid Murtadha Murtadha who spoke on behalf of the Chief Guest, Hujjatul Islam Wal Mumineen, Sayyid Jawad Shaharistani.
The Sheikhs and Zakiras were recognized for their devoted exemplary services in the field of Tableegh, Certificates of Recognition from the Federation of the KSI Jamaats of Africa and the Conseil Regional of Madagascar which were presented to them at the ceremony by Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi.
The Conseil Regional also recognized the Sheikhs and other personalities for their contributions to INISMA and Tableegh in general. Similar recognition were made by the President of the World Federation.
The Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi on behalf of the Africa Federation contributed US$24,000 towards the running cost of INISMA TV and Radio stations.
The Chairman and office bearers of Africa Federation wishes to express its profound appreciation and thanks to the Executive Committee of INISMA and the Counseil Regional of Madagascar for the invitation to participate in this historical occasion of the inaugural ceremony of the INISMA – Rassoul-Oul-Akr’am (SAWW) Tableegh Centre in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
We are also thankful for the wonderful reception and hospitality accorded to us all during our visit to Madagascar for this occasion.
We take this opportunity also to thank the Jamaat officials, past leaders, officials from various institutions in Africa and individuals who joined the Africa Federation delegation to Madagascar, we greatly value their devotion and for sparing their valuable time to travel to Madagascar which has greatly added to the success of the occasion.
The Tableegh activities in Madagascar under INISMA have made great strides and the achievements are commendable, our officials from Bilal Muslim Mission were greatly impressed and learned a great deal from the visits they made to the Institutions nd meeting several INISMA officials.