Tuesday, 20/Apr/2021; 7-Ramadan 1442 AH

Marhuma Zakira Khatija Bai Muhsin Datoo

Marhuma Khatija bai was born to Mohamed Fazal Jaffer (BAHOSH) and Laila Dhalla Suleman in 1936 in Zanzibar. In 1955, she got married to Muhsin Abdulrasul Datoo who had migrated to Dar es Salaam from Zanzibar in 1953. They were blessed with five children - Shiraz, Abdulrasul, Latifa, Munir and Azra.Marhuma Khatija bai started reciting munajaat, marsiya and...

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Letter to Queen Elizabeth II

To Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The humble, loyal and dutiful address of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community of East Africa. May it please your Majesty, We, the President and Members of the Central Council of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community of Africa, representing the Ithna-Asheri Section of the Muslim Community of Africa, numbering...

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Late Dr. Jaffer Assaria

The Late Dr. Assaria was born in Kampala, Uganda in 1935. Upon the completion of his secondary school education in Uganda, he proceeded to the United Kingdom in 1956 to pursue medical studies. After graduating as a Doctor of medicine in 1964, he returned to Mombasa, Kenya. Marhum Dr. Assaria’s community services include being the Hon. Secretary of...

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Alhaj Hassanali Gulamhusein Sabur of Uganda

Marhum Hassanali bhai Sabur was originally a resident of Uganda. He was born at Mbale, Uganda on 4th September 1923.  Hassanali bhai had been very active in community affairs for a long time. He served as the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Trustee and Committee Member at Mbale Jamaat during the period from 1951 to 1972. In 1972, when...

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Recollection of Visits to Morogoro & Dodoma Jamaats

In 1988, the then Chairman of the Federation, Alhaj Mohamed Dhirani and other office-bearers of the Federation paid a visit to Morogoro and Dodoma Jamaats. These were the only Jamaats which had not been visited by the Chairman during his term in office. The official delegation comprising of all four office-bearers of the Federation namely the Chairman -...

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Alhaj Asgharali Karim Rehmtullah Of Kigoma Jamaat

Murabbi Karimbhai Rehmtullah (Asgarali’s father) served as President of Khoja Shia Ithna’asheri Jamaat of Kigoma in 1950’s. His mother Fatemabai was the daughter of Alhaj Suleman Ramji who was one of the first Khoja to settle in Arusha in the late 1890’s.  Karimbhai and Fatemabai had ten children - seven sons named Rafiq, Asgarali, Hassan, Hussein, Haider, Mohammed,...

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