Ref: BMM 59-1434                               

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION TANGA
ACTIVITIES HELD IN RAJAB 1434

DEATH ANNIVERSARRY OF H. ABU TWALIB A.S

bmmt1BMMTZ Tanga Branch held a majlis on 26th Rajab to commemorate the death anniversary of H. Abu Twalib (AS), the uncle and main protector of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) and the father of the first Imam H. Amirul Muumineen Ali (AS).

H. Abu Twalib (AS) protected the Prophet (SAWW) against the oppression, tyranny, humiliation and torture which was being meted out by the kuffars of Makka during the advent of Islam.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/18/13      

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The Africa Federation Secretariat is calling upon members of our community to contribute generously towards the Syrian Refugee Appeal 2013 launched by the World Federation.

Recent news from the UN state that over 1.2m people have been displaced from their homes in Syria. Many have fled to the neighboring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. As the crisis in Syria continues, the UN estimates that by the end of 2013, over 3.5m Syrians will have been displaced from their homes. These are shocking statistics and we must try to do everything that we can to help those affected.

The World Federation is already supporting a number of families currently in Lebanon who have been displaced as a result of the current situation in Syria.

A number of micro-financing projects are also being supported to allow individuals to re-start their own businesses that had been lost when they left Syria and to begin earning independently again.

The World Federation will also be sending Ramadhan Relief Funds to Syria we request all our Jamaats and members of the community in Africa to support the World Federation initiatives and raise funds for this cause.

The Funds collected by the Jamaats should be remitted to the AFED Secretariat Office in Dar-es-Salaam which shall be then be sent to the World Federation.

Let us all together raise our hands in prayers and supplications to Allah (swt) in this blessed month with the Wasilah of our Aeema-e-Tahireen (as) that peace and harmony prevails in Syria and all parts of the World.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

BRILLIANT STUDENT AWARD
FOR HIGHER EDUCATION – 2013

The Brilliant Student Award is an annual scholarship program offering a onetime award of USD 5,000 to two students (one boy and one girl) who have displayed a consistent record of academic excellence.  It is our hope that this award will propel the students onto a path that will take them through a rigorous university education, assist them in attaining their career dreams and aspirations, and bring their talents to our communities around the world.

Only two winners will be chosen on merit from all eligible applicants, with the below requirements.

Eligibility:

The Brilliant Student Award is open to boys and girls who have achieved outstanding results at the Advanced level (Form 5 and 6 or equivalent) and wish to go for further studies. The winners of this award will also be able to access the normal Higher Education Loan under the EB Program.

Jamaat Responsibility/Deadline:

All students' applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat's Education Board Representatives. Local Jamaat's will be responsible to publicize these services, scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward Four Proposed names (two boys and two girls) to the Education Board Secretariat by 15th September 2013.

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Interested participants are requested to submit their Application Forms latest by Friday 5th July 2013. Please refer to below poster for further details.

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Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/006/2013         

Dengue fever Outbreak!

d1The Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is investigating an outbreak of dengue fever, in Dar es Salaam and the surrounding areas.  A public health team found several persons with dengue fever while investigating an increase in malaria-like illness. Further confirmatory testing is taking place.  Earlier this year, dengue outbreaks have been reported in Somalia and Kenya, including a large outbreak in Mombasa.

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Ref: BMM 58-1433 

Bilal Muslim Mission-Moshi branch, celebrated the birth of Imam Mahdi (atfs) on 15th Sha'baan in a very different way. This time they organized a small competition instead of lectures as usual whereby 14 students from Bilal Madressa and SYDP participated in a 10 minute talk on various aspects of the life of the Holy Imam Mahdi (atfs).

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/017/13

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Mahe Ramadhan 1434 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 10.25 a.m. on Monday 8th July 2013 i.e. 28th Shabaan 1434 A.H.

On Tuesday 9th July 2013 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

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SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.39 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 16 degrees North of West, 5 degrees South of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st MAHE RAMADHAN 1434 ON WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2013

Secretariat

image001Increase your Charity and you will be given (increased) Sustenance - The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W)

The Africa Federation marks the auspicious day of 15th Sha'ban as Solidarity Day and calls upon members of our community worldwide to contribute their One Day's Income in the name of the Awaited Imam Al Hujjah (A.T.F.S.).

This is a unique opportunity to earn Allah's pleasure and blessings to assist the less fortunate and deserving families of our community members for their basic needs.

Click on this link to view a clip on the Solidarity Day: http://youtu.be/iPxEl9cpjZU

Members are requested to contribute generously towards this noble cause whilst celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Imam Al Mahdi Al Hujjah (A.T.F.S.).

You may contribute throughout the month of Sha'ban 1434 AH through your local Jamaat, the Africa Federation Secretariat Office, the World Federation and the Regional Federations.

Members in Tanzania can also contribute through Airtel Money, Tigo Pesa and M-Pesa, on the following Numbers:

• Airtel:         + 255 782 695 513

• Tigo:           + 255 659 790 626

• Vodacom: + 255 755 876 174

Members outside Tanzania can remit their Solidarity Day Contribution by Credit card through the following link:

http://www.africafederation.org/donate

Please encourage Family and Freinds to contibute towards the Solidaity Day Fund


Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

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