Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah (S.W.T.) – the project of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania – Tanga Branch has been completed. The building is named as Az-Zahra Bilal Centre. The handover of the building was done on the 25th June 2020. The project will be beneficial to the Bilal Muslim Mission in Tanga for accommodating the Girls Hawza and this will play a significant role in creating conducive learning and living environment. This iconic, 8 storey magnificent building is the first of its kind in Tanga city located on the shores of the Indian Ocean in north east of Tanzania. Tanga has great potential for further growth both, in economic and social services.
The completed project was handover by AFED Housing Board in the presence of the contractor to Alhaj Hasnain Hassanali- Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission – Tanga Branch. The handing over program was conducted after Maghribayn prayers, followed by a short majlis and recitation of supplications by the Sheikhs from Bilal. This was followed by speeches from Sheikh Mbaraka and AFED Housing Board Chairman Akil Hirji. The function was also graced by the Chairman of K.S.I. Jamaat of Tanga together with his Managing Committee along with members from Tanga Jamaat.
Sheikh Mbaraka in his speech thanked Africa Federation Chairman & the Office Bearers for successfully completing the project with all the required facilities and wonderful exterior outlook. Sheikh also mentioned that the new building will serve the students who have been studying in difficult conditions and who will now enjoy the new facilities. He also asked fellow teachers to take good care of the facilities.
Chairman of AFED Housing Board Alhaj Akil Hirji in his speech appreciated the AFED Chairman Shabirbhai Najafi and his Office Bearers, Central Bilal Board, Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission – Tanga Branch Chairman, Alhaj Hasnain Hassanali and his family, AFED Housing Board, project coordinator Br. Mohamed Moledina and the donors for their support and encouragement. He thanked the main contractor Mr. Tahir Jafferji and Site Engineer Taher Mufaddal Saylawalla for outstanding efforts in completing the project successfully with the required quality & finishing.
Akil Bhai pointed out that the success of the project and timely completion was only possible with the blessings of Almighty (SWT) and with the spirit of teamwork and dedication amongst all parties involved. The role played by the consultants who gave their inputs at all stages to ensure quality output and maximum use of every space in the building was an important factor in the project.
In spite of the unexpected situation brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the works continued as usual and to ensure that the students are not deprived the use of the facilities on time.
The building consists of following:
In addition, generator, lift and two separate entrance are provided for girls and teachers.
AFED Chairman’s message: “With the help of Allah (S.W.T.), Az-Zahra Bilal Centre has been completed and handed over to Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania – Tanga Branch; operations have started 28th June 2020.
This is an important milestone in the external Tabligh activities undertaken by Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, the project will surely help to reduce the current difficulties faced by Bilal Tanga in accommodating the growing number of students, especially the girls.
The project was made possible with the continuous support and encouragement of the Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission Tanga Branch, Alhaj Hasnain Hassanali, his family and the generous donors who provided the plot and construction cost of the building to accomplish the vision of Bilal Tanga to have a modern Hawza with necessary amenities for the girl’s accommodation and studies. On behalf of the Central Bilal Board and Africa Federation, I extend our heartiest congratulations and appreciation to Alhaj Hasnainbhai Hassanali, his family members and donors for their contribution towards the project.
Similarly, we thank the Chairman of Housing Board Akilbhai Hirji and his team, main contractor and his team and consultants who ensured quality works and completion of the project. Finally, we pray for the successful operations of the centre for enhancing the Tabligh activities in achieving the goals of Bilal Muslim Mission.” – Shabir Najafi.
Message from the Chairman Bilal Muslim Mission – Tanga Branch – “Our sincere appreciation to AFED Chairman Shabir bhai Najafi, AFED Vice Chairman Aunalibhai Khalfan and the Office Bearers, Central Bilal Board Chairman Husseinbhai Karim, Past Central Bilal Board Chairman Mohsin bhai Lalji, Trustees and entire Africa Federation for their tireless efforts in the development of external Tabligh which is evident by construction of such worthwhile building.
No words are enough to thank AFED Housing Development Board Chairman Akilbhai Hirji and his team for their dedicated services to make this dream of Bilal Tanga come true. We thank the main contractor along with all consultants involved to accomplish the project. May Allah (S.W.T.) reward all those involved in both the worlds- Ameen – Hasnain Hassanali.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions in place presently the official opening of Az-Zahra has been delayed, InshaAllah it is planned to take place once the restrictions are lifted.
We pray for the successful operations of Az-Zahra Centre which is housing the Bilal Hawza in Tanga and its various Tabligh activities, Ameen.
AFED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Below are Pictures of the Project: