Message from Alhaj Shabir Najafi, Chairman of the Africa Federation
on the auspicious occasion of 15th Shab’an 1437 (2016)
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
The glad tiding revealed in the Holy Qur’an, in Surah al Baqarah Verse, 2:274
“Those who give to charity by night and by day, secretly and publicly, they will have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve”
My dear Community Members,
We are approaching the blessed Night (Shabe-Bara’at) and Day of 15th Shab’an, a Night where the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life and death and welfare of the people, a Night where He has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him in earnest. Amongst the blessings of this Night is the birth of the Imam of our Time – Imam al Mahdi (ATFS) in Samarra, Iraq in the year 255 A.H. On this great occasion, I on behalf of my Office Bearers and myself wish all Community members – Khushali Mubarak and request you all to keep the Community members, and especially those who are undergoing various challenges and difficulties in your prayers for their relief and good health.
As the Community is aware, the Africa Federation for the past several years marks 15th Shab’an as Solidarity Day, where every earning member of the Community is requested to contribute their One Full Days’ Income and more in the name of the Living Imam (ATFS). There cannot be a more rewardable gift and a better time for Charity than this auspicious and blessed occasion.
The Solidarity Day Fund is dedicated to support the less fortunate and deserving members of our Community in the Jamaats of the Africa Federation throughout the year. The collections are utilized for assistance to as many deserving families as possible who are not affording to pay school fees for their children, for their medical care, essential household living expenses and other relief.
You can send your contribution to us through the World Federation, Regional Federations, your respective Jamaats or directly to the Africa Federation Secretariat Office in Dar-es-Salaam. I request you all to contribute generously towards this Appeal.
On this occasion, let us remember all our past leaders of the World Federation, Regional Federations, Africa Federation, Constituent Jamaats and all Marhumeens with Sura-e-Fateha.
With Salaams and Duas,
20th May 2016 (13th Shaban 1437 AH)