"In the distant age and climate, the tragic scene of the death of Hussein will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader," Edward Gibbon – English Historian and Member of Parliament wrote in 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', London, 1911, Vol 5, p 391-392.

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Activities organized by Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya for the first 10 days included a series of 10 day majaalis conducted after Maghribayn prayers at Bilal Hall Mombasa. Informative and educative lectures were delivered by renowned scholars on various topics related to the importance of remembering the martyrs of Karbala, lessons from the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (a.s) into our day-to-day lives, etc.

BMMK Rural Centres
Similar majaalis were conducted across all the BMMK centres. Centre muallims and other scholars from diverse institutions such as Madrasah Amirul Mu'minin Matuga took leadership of the majaalis to the indigenous community.

The Mission also organized special sessions for ladies after dhuhrayn prayers. These sessions were led by centre Muballighat / Students from Zahra Madrasah – Mombasa and WIPAHS, Tanzania. The local women benefitted from these sessions through sharing of knowledge and experiences with their sisters.

On Ashura Day, Juloos processions were observed across all the BMMK Centres. In areas where centres were not very far from each other, mu'mineen converged at a common meeting ground and conducted amaals of Ashura together. At the peak of the programs, lectures were delivered by Centre Muallims.

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Ref: AKK/PR/2012/64.

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Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya:

The Chairman of the Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Aunali Khalfan and the Hon. Treasurer, Mohamed Hemani met with the Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya Chairman, Alhaj Abbas H. M. Nasser, Managing Committee Members and Trustees of BMMK on Saturday, 29th September in Mombasa during the visit to Mombasa by AFED delegation from 28th to 29th September 2012.

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MSAPRTHE LAUNCHING OF THE MOMBASA JAMAAT JAFFERY COMPLEX PROJECT

At the invitation of the KSI Jamaat of Mombasa, the Chairman of the Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the Hon. Treasurer, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani, AFED Kenyan Trustee, Alhaj Sultan Molu, AFED Nominated Councillors from Kenya, Alhaj Amir Merali, Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku and Alhaj Nishathusein Karim attended the historical Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Jaffery Complex Project in Mombasa.

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Ref: EBS/Flash/07/2012

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OUR COMMUNITY STUDENTS IN MANIPAL & MALAYSIA
COMMEMORATE MAHE MUHARRAM (1434 AH)

MASUMEEN ISLAMIC CENTRE – MANIPAL, INDIA.

Community students studying in Manipal commemorated the 12 days of Mahe Muharram at the newly opened Masumeen Islamic Centre. Mulla Mohammed Rawji from Dar es Salaam once again visited Manipal to deliver lectures to our students during the 12 days of Aza-e-Seyyid'ush Shuhadah. After the lectures Mulla Mohamed would also help to prepare Niyaz for all the students at the Centre. Our students have never felt more like being away from home than in the last two years when he visited Manipal and made a home away from home. May the Almighty in the love of Aba Abdillah (a.s) reward him incessantly for his humble services and support he provided to the students – Ameen.

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Hawzatul Bilal marked its second graduation this year, 8 out of 13 students who graduated, and were admitted to Hawzatul Qaim, Tanga, to pursue further religious studies. Whilst congratulating the graduates, we take this opportunity to thank the management of Hawzatul Qaim of Tanga for their cooperation and support. The two hour program was the also the occasion whereby the graduates and existing students were presented with gifts to mark the occasion

HB1It was an honour for the Bilal Campus to have shaykhs from various institutions and Sheikh Murtadha Alidina as the Guest of Honour, as well as Office Bearers from Africa Federation and the Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, Br. Shabbir Somji who was also present. The function was held on 14th November 2012, in the Husayniya at Bilal campus, Temeke.

 

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Mumtazhussein_AllooWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mumtazhussein Roshan Alloo to the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania effective 1st January 2013.

Mr. Alloo has a long and vast experience having worked for the Tanzania Government for 40 years in senior positions; he held the position of Director of Air Navigation Services in Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority before retiring from the services in early 2009.

In the course of his services, Mr. Alloo had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world, participating in many international and regional meetings, workshops, symposiums and trainings. Over a period of time he has established a good network and PR with external agencies and institutions.

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The Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat Dar es Salaam held a successful Mini Census of the community population on 25th November 2012 (Ashura Day).

The exercise was a simple headcount broken into four age bands and was conducted simultaneously in the gents and ladies sections.

The Jamaat made few announcements during the nights of Muharram, whereby maximum attendance was available and appealed to the members to take part in the exercise. The process was simple and hassle-free as a result it enticed members to participate wholeheartedly.

Summary of Results:

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Note: The under 18 age group female count includes an unknown number of male young children that were accounted for in the ladies section.

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Ref: JMT/194/2012

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF KENYA

Position: Chief Muballigh

We have received a request from Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya (BMMK) to issue a Circular as follows:

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya (BMMK) is in the process of recruiting Chief Muballigh. The aim for this is to further develop the Tableegh activities in Mombasa, Kenya in fulfilling the Aims and Objectives of the Mission.

BMMK is looking for a suitably qualified candidate to take up the newly established post of Chief Muballigh at its Head Office in Mombasa.

A brief outline of BMMK activities and the Job Profile of the post are provided herewith (click here)

Interested individuals are invited to submit a written application accompanied with a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) addressed to:

The Hon. Secretary
Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya
Mombasa
Tel: + 254 735 402 711
Email address: admin@kenbilal.org

Should any candidate require more information, he can contact the above.

Closing date for applications: 28th December, 2012.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary 

Ref: AKK/PR/2012/62

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Following the recent appointments of the Central Bilal Board (CBB) Chairman, Alhaj Mohsin A. Lalji and the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Inayat Alidina, AFED Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and the Office Bearers held the first meeting with CBB on 22nd November 2012. Welcoming Alhaj Mohsin Lalji and Alhaj Inayat Alidina, the AFED Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali thanked them for graciously accepting the appointments and wished them successful and pleasant tenure. He further assured them AFED's full support.

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