Ref: AK/PR/2013/68


The Resident Alim of Toronto Jamaat Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi was in Dar-es-Salaam for Ashre Zainbiyya program, at the Invitation of Dar Es Salaam Jamaat.

Taking advantage of his presence in Dar es Salaam, the office bearers of Africa Federation led by the Chairman Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi met Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi on Tuesday 1st January 2013 for a wide ranging review of Tabligh activities and on questions related to Islamic education being imparted to children in Madrasah and Schools.

SMR5Maulana delivered talks for ten nights in English and Urdu and also conducted two-day workshop on the question of making a Will and understanding related Islamic laws and on Khums.

Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi is the son of late Maulana Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi, well known in East Africa for his pioneering work in Tabligh activities.


Ref: AFED/PR/2013/67



Marhum Haji Mu'allim Kassamali Abdulrasul Chandoo was born on 7th April 1937 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Tribute to Maalim Kassamali Chandoo (By: Professor Abdul Sheriff of Zanzibar)

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of Haji Mu'allim Kassamali Chandoo who passed away today, Saturday 5th Jan. 2013 [22nd Safar 1434] in Zanzibar

I am sending this message to all Zanzibaris and others as a personal tribute to the life of this great but unassuming teacher of Zanzibar with my very personal recollection of him.  Marhum Maalim Kassamali Chandoo was my neighbor in Malindi, Zanzibar Town, a year ahead of me at school. He made the first deep impression on me when I visited him in Oregon, USA, in 1962 where he was doing his first degree. He has always been a very religious man, and almost the first thing he did when he went there was to go to see the bank manager to ask if he could keep his scholarship money in the bank without receiving any interest, which is forbidden in Islam. The manager must have been surprised, and may have considered him whimsical, but he respected his customer's religious beliefs.




The Sports Council of the Africa Federation is pleased to announce the Program for the Golf Tournament to be held in Moshi and Arusha on 2nd and 3rd February 2013.

Wednesday 30th January 2013

  • DRAWS for MOSHI round

Friday 1st Feb 2013

  • Arrival of golfers in Moshi
  • Dinner at Mosque
  • Accommodation at Park View / Bristol Cottage
  • Saturday 2nd Feb 2013 All participants to check out by 07.00 am, and proceed to TPC
  • Venue for 1st Round TPC
  • 1st Tee off  08.30 am
  • Lunch at TPC soon after the round.
  • Departure from TPC to Arusha soon after lunch.
  • Arrival at Arusha of golfers from TPC at 04.30 pm.
  • Dinner at Arusha Naaz Hotel 08.00 pm.
  • DRAWS for ARUSHA round    (based on MOSHI scores)

Sunday 3rd Feb 2013

  • All participants to check out by 07.00 am.
  • Venue for 2nd round  Arusha Gymkhana Club
  • 1st Tee off 07.30 am


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Lunch at AGC soon after the round

Ref: BMM 29 -1433


Majlises of Imam Hussain (as) at the Arusha Branch were held from 5th Muharram to 12th Muharram 1434 AH, and for the first time, graduates of the center have recited majlis to highlight the sacrifices given by our Ahlulbayt (as), and they martyrs of Kerbala.





The Central Bilal Board (CBB) is one of the Boards of Africa Federation which provides guidance and performs the central role of coordination and support to the regional Bilal Muslim Missions whose objectives are to carry out external Tableegh activities for the Federation.

The newly appointed CBB executives are keen and determined to work actively in collaborations with the Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to deliver their aims and objectives.

CBB Mission Statement:

"To encourage, support and provide guidance to Bilal Muslim Missions in order for the Missions to achieve their aims and objectives, through a well established framework of coordination and network system".


BMMTJuloos1On Sunday, 2nd December 2012, a procession to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (AS) was organized by Bilal Muslim Mission, The day time procession from Bilal Comprehensive School complex in Temeke saw a large participation. Students from the Bilal schools (Nursery, Primary and Hawza) participants from different sectors from both genders from the Khoja and other communities walked in a somber procession to mark the great martyrdom of the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saww).

The program began with the recitation of some verses from the Holy Qur'an followed by an allegiance salute by Hawzatul Bilal Students.

Marthiyas and nawhas in the local language were recited and messages extolling the virtues of the Holy Imam were delivered by different scholars and students.





With reference to our Circular JMT/198/12 of 28th December 2012, the Secretariat wishes to inform all the Jamaats and the Golfers from our community that the AFED Sports Council - Golf Tournament will be held at the following locations:

  • Saturday 2nd February 2013 in Moshi
  • Sunday 3rd February 2013 in Arusha

All Members Jamaats in mainland Africa and the Jamaats under the Regional Council of Madagascar are encouraged to participate in the Tournament. Members from outside Africa can also take part in the Tournament.

For further information you may contact the AFED Sports Council on


Ref: AFED/PR/2012/66


The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa recently marked the start of the construction of the AFED Building named after our 12th Imam Al Hujjah (ATFS) - "AL QA'EEM" at Plot 9 Jacaranda Road, Arusha, and the Ground-Breaking Ceremony took place on Sunday, 4th March 2012.

The building of eight floors will consist of 24 flats (each floor will have two flats of two bedrooms and one of three bedrooms). This AFED housing project is for the members of our community. The project delivery is expected by March 2014, Insha'Allah.

The construction work is undertaken by a well known and experienced construction company from Dar es Salaam, M/s. Super Construction Company Ltd. The construction works started in August, 2012 after the Government and City Council formalities of seeking approvals, permits etc. were completed.

We are pleased to provide to our members locally and abroad the latest progress report of "AL QA'EEM" building.




The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul-Awwal is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are Dar-es-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 10.45 p.m. on Friday 11th January 2013 i.e. 28th Safar 1434 A.H.

On Saturday 12th January, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.46 p.m.
Crescent Age at Sunset 20 hours 01 minute
Moonset 7.23 p.m.
Time Duration 37 minutes
Crescent Elogation at Sunset 11.43 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 7.50 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.04 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 14 degrees South of West, 8 degrees North of where the sun had set.



The Brilliant Student Award is an annual Scholarship program introduced by Africa Federation since year 2009, offering a onetime award of US $5,000 each towards Higher Education to two students (one boy and one girl) who have achieved a consistent record of academic excellence.

The Education Board received nominations from Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi and Mwanza. After close scrutiny on the set criteria for selection, we are pleased to announce the following winners of the Brilliant Student Award 2012:-


On behalf of the Africa Federation Education Board, we take this opportunity to congratulate the winners for their outstanding achievements and we wish them success in their further studies. We thank all students who participated in this Award Program, and would encourage them to put more efforts in their studies and extra-curricular activities. May Allah (s.w.t.) grant them every success in their future endeavors, Ameen.

The presentations for this Award will be done by the respective Jamaats after the month of Safar.

It is our hope that our community students out there will grab this superb opportunity and that more and more applications from different Jamaats are received for this Brilliant Student Award next year.

Ref: AFED/PR/2012/65


Following the recent appointments of the Central Bilal Board (CBB) by the Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, the CBB Chairman, Alhaj Mohsin A. Lalji and the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Inayat Alidina held their first meeting with Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. Subsequently they visited Mombasa, Kenya from 14th to 15th December, 2012 to meet the Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya Board Members and to familiarize themselves with the Missions activities.

The Africa Federation Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the Hon. Treasurer, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani and the newly appointed CEO of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, Alhaj Mumtazhussein Alloo also accompanied the CBB delegation to Mombasa.

CBBK6On Friday, 14th December, the delegation attended majlis-e-Aza'a of the 20th of Seyyed al-Shuhada', Imam Hussain (AS) after maghribain prayers at Hydery Imambargha, the majlis was recited eloquently in English by the visiting Scholar from the UK, Sheikh Ayub Rashid followed by majlis in Urdu recited by Seyed Sarkar Abidi.


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