REF: BMM 22-1433
THE RAMADHAN RELIEF REPORT – 1433 A.H.
BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANA – MWANZA BRANCH
Like in the previous years, the distribution of essential food ration was carried out this year for the holy month of Ramadhan in all Regional Centres of Bilal Muslim Mission. The purpose is primarily to assist our Shia brethrens and to reach out to the poor and deserving families to ease their difficulties so that they can fast and participate in the ibada’at of the holy month with ease and comfort.
The exercise is carried out with the assistance from local Imams of the Mosques; they play an important role in the exercise. The elderly, widows and orphans are given preference through visitation to their homes and are handed over food rations and other essentials. Food ration includes, rice, sugar, maize meal, flour, oil, beans, salt etc.
The food distribution program this year by the Mwanza Regional Centre reached 12 centres in Kagera, Mwanza, Musoma and Singida regions bringing relief to 700 families.
Similarly, daily Iftar were also organized at these centres. During the congregations in the evening at Maghribain prayers, lectures are delivered by the Sheikhs and Ma’alims where message of Ahlul Baiyt (AS) are delivered. Additionally daily radio programs were aired throughout the month, with recorded lectures of some prominent Scholars and Sheikhs with live question and answer sessions conducted by our local Sheikhs. The radio programs proved very popular and aroused good interest and prompted many enquires by people seeking more information about the Shia faith etc.
Below is the schedule of disbursement of Ramadhan Rahat Fund.
Additionally 600 units of Fitra were distributed in Mwanza centres as detailed below.
Bilal Muslim Mission of Singida celebrated Eid el Fitr with Eid prayers conducted by Sheikh Abdul Karim followed by a lecture (Khutba) on the benefits of fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan, daily prayers and necessity and importance of giving of Zakat-e-Fitra.
The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania and the Bilal Mwanza Branch records its profound appreciation to the Federation of The KSI Jamaats of Africa, the World Federation of KSI Muslim Communities and to all institutions and individual donors for their financial and other support which has enabled the Mission to plan and prepare the distribution of the food ration to the families in several centres in Mwanza region in good time and reaching out to the deserving people for assistance during this holy Month of Ramadhan. We pray to Allah (swt) to shower His blessings, grace and mercy unto all the donors, well-wishers and volunteers for their kind support and may He, the Glorified and Exalted grant them tawfeeqa’at and good health to continue in the same spirit and zest for the years to come, Ameen.
Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania