Despite the restrictions imposed by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Mission was able to organize several activities to commemorate the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (A):
12 days FM Radio & Social Media Broadcast
Live telecast of 24 radio programs were broadcast on Pwani FM and were similarly streamed on Social Media. The speakers included male and female muballigheen. Topics revolved around the events which occurred during the first 10 days of Muharram.
10 days Bilal Hall Majaalis
Special daytime programs were organized during the first 10 days of Muharram. Ladies from the Zahra Madrassa attended the majaalis. Topics were based on: ‘Rights of Women and Children in Islam’, ‘Duties of Hazrat Abbas (A) during the day of Ashura’, and ‘Imam Hussein (A) – Life, Martyrdom and lessons from the episode of Ashura’.
14,400 water bottles, 5,000 face masks, 3,000 pamphlets and 500 shirts with messages were distributed at Bilal Centres to the mu’mineen and at Husayni Stands to the general public.
460 Majaalis across 15 centres
All 15 centres conducted 2-3 outdoor majaalis per day during the first 10 days of Muharram. Majaalis were conducted under the supervision of staff who ensured that all Covid-19 precautions were taken. Recitation of the Holy Qur’an followed by matam and poems in Kiswahili were lined up during the Majaalis at the Bilal Hall and Bilal Centres, ending with recitation of Ziyarat and distribution of Tabarruk.
10 Ashura processions across centres
To commemorate this important day in the Islamic calendar, Mu’mineen from nearby Bilal centres linked up and took out processions carrying banners and recited marthiya in their respective languages and dialects. A’amaal for the day of Ashura were also conducted at the Centres.
The Mission appreciates the generous support and assistance it has received from various donors & Well-wishers and looks forward to your continued support in all our activities in the future.
The Mission also thanks all those involved in this program.