The Africa Federation Housing Board is pleased to share with the community on the progress of the Bilal Mosque and Nursery School project in Mwanza since it took over the construction of this project in October 2023, on behalf of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania.
Seyed Muhammad Naqvi of “Spirit of Hussein” who are the donors of this entire project, visited Tanzania and held a meeting on Thursday, 5th October 2023 with the AFED Office Bearers, BMM Tanzania Chairman and the Housing Board team to discuss the project, which the late AFTAB Chairman, Seyed Hassan Abbas Naqvi held it very dearly to his heart, the project which is now being fully supported by his elder brother Seyed Muhammad Naqvi.
AFED Vice Chairman Aunali bhai Khalfan thanked Seyed Muhammad Naqvi for his generous support for the construction of this project. Seyed Muhammad thanked AFED for the opportunity availed to the “Spirit of Hussein” to support this project which will earn Thawabe Ja’ariyah for their Marhumeen, he added that it was pleasing to see the Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania and AFED Housing Board are work cohesively on this project.
On 6th October 2023, Seyed Muhammad Naqvi accompanied by BMM Tanzania Chairman Alhaj Hussein Karim, Housing Board Chairman Alhaj Akil Hirji and Project Coordinator Mohamed bhai Moledina travelled to Mwanza, there they were joined by Alhaj Sibtain Meghjee, Chairman of Bilal Lake Zone Manager who is overseeing the project. The delegation visited the site and were able to witness the construction works that were ongoing.
During the visit to Mwanza Seyed Muhammad Naqvi requested Housing Board Chairman to try and complete the project before the Holy Month of Ramadhan so that the Bilal brethren can perform their ibadats in the new Mosque during the Holy Month. Akil bhai assured that all efforts will be made to ensure that the works are completed by then.
The Housing Board has dispatched a team of 16 workers from Dar-es-Salaam comprising Foreman, Masons, Carpenters, Steel fixers, Decorators, Welders, Electricians and labourers who are under the direct supervision of the Board’s Project Coordinator Mohamed bhai Moledina.
The works started on 16th October 2023 and Akil bhai made a follow up visit on 11th November 2023 to check on the progress and to assess the progress, and advice on technical improvements. Alhamdullilah, the work is progressing well with 50% of overall work completed within the first month since the Housing Board took over.
The aim is to have the Project completed by mid-Shaban for hand over to Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania before the commencement of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, Insha’allah.
Below are some photographs of the ongoing project and visits.
We seek your prayers, support and duas to accomplish this project successfully to the required standard and within the set timeframe – Insha’Allah.
Let us remember Marhum Seyed Hassan Abbas Naqvi and all the Marhumeen with Sura-e-Fatiha for their maghferat.
AFED Housing Development Board
7th December 2023