With the blessing of Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and His Mercy, the management of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania made an official visit to Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania Kigoma branch from 26 September to 30 September 2020.
The delegation who visited the Bilal Kigoma Branch were Alhaj Hussein Karim (Chairman of Central Bilal Board), Br. Hafidhi Mansour (Chief of Operations – BMMT) and Sheikh Msabbah S. Mapinda (Tabligh Supervisor – BMMT).
The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania Kigoma Branch consists of the 25 centers in the different areas, some of them are located in town and others in villages and remote areas. The delegation visited 12 centers during the trip. Bilal Kigoma and the whole Western Zone is under the chairmanship and supervision of Alhaj Mohsin (Sheni) bhai Lalji, the immediate past Chairman of Central Bilal Board.
Mwanga Centre – 120 Madrasah students classified into two classes based on their ages, also there 42 elders who attend classes.
Kigogwe Centre – Within Kigogwe branch there are 70 Madrasah students and overall, 90 Shia Community Families.
Many of these centres have been rebuilt to modern standards, with spacious mosques, classrooms for Madrasah and modern toilets. The centres also have water from wells and solar power. The delegation was very much impressed by the work done by Bilal Kigoma in putting up high class infrastructure with quality material and finishing.
The delegation also visited Ahlul Bayt Islamic Seminary and discussed with Bilal Team various ways to strengthen tabligh work as well as economic and humanitarian activities at various Bilal centres in the Western Zone.
Kalela Centre – 43 Madrasah students and overall 103 Shia Community Families.
Kaseke Centre – 46 Madrasah students, 127 Shia community families and 21 Nursery students.
Ilagala Centre – 25 Madrasah students, 40 Nursery students and 70 Shia Community families.
Ujiji Centre – 80 Shia community families, 38 nursery students and 70 Madrasah students.
Kahabwa Centre – 19 Nursery school, 53 Madrasah students 120 Shia community Families.
Kamara Centre – 60 Shia Community Families, 20 Nursery students and 85 Madrasah students.
Kasuku Centre – 19 Nursery students, 120 Shia Community Families and 69 Madrasah students.
The Centres visited were Mwanga, Kalela, Kigogwe, Kaseke, Kasuku, Kamara, Kahabwa, Ujiji and Ilagala.
These centres are under Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania in Kigoma branch and they are engaging not only in the education but also in humanitarian assistance, some of these centres have economic and poverty alleviation projects like flour mill, bread bakery etc.
Tabligh activities in these centers include Madrasah for students, children and women and Nursery schools hence apart from being provided with secular education students are also provided with the religious education.
The CBB Chairman and the delegation record their appreciation to Mohsin bhai Lalji and his whole team of workers in tabligh, education and volunteers for the good tabligh work being done as well as for their kind hospitality extended to the delegation during their pleasant stay in Kigoma.
We pray to the Almighty (SWT) to give us Tawfiq to improve and extend our services for the betterment of the community.