The Africa Federation Housing Development Board in collaboration with the Central Bilal Board and Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania are under taking a building project in Tanga, situated on Plot No. 7-8, block 19, Makoko street/Street no. 4 with plot size of 375sqm. This building will house the Girls Hawza which is in big demand in Tanga, also encompasses the broader vision of AFED and Bilal Muslim Mission of educating Girls, who will be the future mothers of the families who will be more aware of the importance of education for their children and become economically independent.  Presently there are 40 Boys and 63 Girls in Tanga Hawzas. The boys are accommodated at the Bilal Complex whilst the Girls are accommodated in 2 rented houses near the Bilal Complex.  The need for more space and facilities is essential for efficient and smooth operating of the Hawzas.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/167/19                                         


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 1440 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 07.05 p.m. on Wednesday 6th March 2019 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1440 A.H.
On Thursday 7th March 2019, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:    

Sunset 6.40 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 23 hours 35 minutes     
Moonset 7.24 p.m.
Time Duration 44 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      10.82 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 9.97 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.57 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 4 degrees South of West, 1 degree North of where the sun had set.

Report No. 0086                                       Jamadiul Awwal 1440 A.H / Jan 2019 


Bilal Tanga started a special program of Islamic as well as secular education for Primary School students from this year. The students were selected from different centres under Bilal Tanga according to their performance in School (i.e. Last three years results) and their Madressa performance keeping in mind their disciplinary background.

Bilal Tanga will make sure they receive the best quality Primary education at Abal Fadhl Primary School as well as Madressa education. We have started the project with 12 students this year all in Std 5 primary class whereby ten are staying at our hostel with a patron.

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Circular No: JMT/169 /19                                                    

This year 1440 Hijra marks the 1400th year of the Martyrdom of Amirul Moomineen Imam Ali (as), our first Imam, who was struck by a poisoned sword at the time of Fajr Salaah while in the state of sajda in the Mehrab of Masjid Kufa (Iraq) on the dawn of 19th of the holy month of Ramadhan and attained Martyrdom on the eve of 21st in the year 40 A.H.

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The World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities was formed at the Conference convened for the purpose in London on the 15th/17th October 1976.

Delegates from Africa, England and U.S.A attended the conference to give an official assent to the formation. A draft constitution for the World Federation was finally approved with necessary amendments.

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The Central Bilal Board organized a Dental Camp in Kigoma and its surrounding villages, from 19th to 30th January 2019.
Various volunteers from the Community especially those in the Dental field volunteered their expertise and services at the Camp. 
Below are extracts of what the Youth Volunteers had to say about their experience in volunteering in remote villages for the Free Dental Camp.

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Ref: PR/AF/64/19                                                        

Africa Federation under the Chairmanship of Alhaj Shabir Najafi continues to strengthen the foundation of Capital Investments with the aim to take Africa Federation to a higher ladder of development and progress. Whilst building a stronger foundation for long term sustainability, AFED continues to focus into other areas of need, such as; Religious Education, Higher Secular Education, External Relations, Housing & Economic development etc. 

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Ref: PR/AF/63/19                                                          

The Africa Federation (AFED) in collaboration with the KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam unveiled a second Rent-to-Own housing scheme in Dar es Salaam – Amira Apartments.  The Scheme is for resident members of Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat on a Rent to Own scheme providing a 12 years’ plan and “Direct Sale” scheme which is based on a 12 months’ plan. The first similar scheme was Al Asghery Residency on Band/Libya Street, Dar-es-Salaam.
The Project located on Plot No 868, Mfaume Street in Upanga area of Dar-es-Salaam city will be a 13 storey building consisting of 40 Apartments, and will comprise of good standard with modern amenities consisting of 20 Four (4) Bedroom Apartments and 20 Three (3) Bedroom Apartments, and car park facilities.

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To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.
(Holy Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)

Alhaj Abdulhussein Gulamali Jaffer (Sheni)

A Social Worker and a Philanthropist bids farewell from this world

(1946 – 2019)

The Secretariat of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa received with deep grief and sorrow the sad news of the death of Alhaj Abdulhussein Gulamali Jaffer which occurred on Friday, 25th January 2019 (18th Jamadil Awwal 1440 A.H.) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried there on the same day.

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