Ref: AF/PR/59/2018                                                    



It has been a common practice by the Africa Federation (AFED) office bearers to meet their counterparts whenever opportunities arose likewise, whilst on their private visits to the regions, be it Australasia, Canada, India, Pakistan, U.K. or USA, this practice has helped in enhancing further the relationships and collaboration between the regional partners.

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ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT PROJECT NEWSLETTER
September - October 2018

The Economic Upliftment Project was initiated in the year 2006.This project is about empowering individuals in the rural centres with primary focus being Women.

This department mainly focuses with the following projects and activities: 

  • EUP group members (women) undergo module trainings and monthly follow ups are conducted by field trainers to check on the progress and development.
  • Microfinance- Group Members (Women) are provided with interest free loans to enhance their sole business.
  • Annual seminars (These consist of various relevant practical and theoretical sessions)
  • Exhibitions and trade fairs held to create exposure of the group’s commodities.
  • Livegoat project – every member receives one goat each to rear.
  • Tailoring project - Initiated for those who want to acquire further National examinable skills in this sector.
  • Computer Classes - provide computer knowledge to the youth, staff members and community and support literacy levels within the area.

 

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SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND TEAMS PROGRAMME
BILAL MUSLIM MISSION TANZANIA

10th – 11th AUGUST 2018 & 2nd – 3rd NOVEMBER 2018

 
Self-Development and Teams Programme is one of the many programmes offered by the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) aimed to equip participants with one of the most important qualities of a Muslim- to be Self-Aware, Manage and be Team players.

The 10th and 11th August 2018 saw CBG facilitators Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sr. Shama Dewji in collaboration with Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania conducting a Self-Development and Teams Programme for a group of 15 senior Administrative Staff with skills towards upgrading their understanding on Self, effective teamwork, learning, growth and development of Self and Teams in order to achieve BMMT’s aims and goals more effectively.

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Africa Federation Sponsors Four Bilal Comprehensive School Students for Secondary Education in Dar es Salaam

On Sunday 9th September 2018, the Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania Comprehensive School (BSC) celebrated its 17th Graduation Ceremony for the Standard Seven (VII) students.
 
The Africa Federation Chairman Alhaj Shabir Najafi, Vice Chairman Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania Alhaj Muslim Meghji graced the occasion. Also, in attendance were Dr. Ramadhani the Commissioner of the Temeke District as Guest of Honour and heads of several schools including deputy principal of Shaban Robert Secondary School – Ms. Bhalloo, as well as other primary schools in and around Temeke district. 

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OPENING CEREMONY OF HUSAINI SHIA ISLAMIC CENTRE, STANMORE – U.K.
MESSAGE FROM ALHAJ MUSTAFA H. CHANDOO - THE FIRST PRESIDENT


 

All praise and thanks be to Allah (SWT) who made it possible for me to be in the team which started the Husaini Shia Islamic Centre popularly known as “The Stanmore Project”.

Alhamdulillah, this Centre which is now complete, is a milestone in the history of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Community of London. The foundation for the development of our community in London was laid in 1960s mainly by students from East Africa and it has been a privilege and honour to be associated with its development culminating - as far as I am concerned - to serve as its President from 1983 till to date.

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YOUTH SELF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME HELD IN MOMBASA, KENYA
13th – 14th OCTOBER 2018

  

“Seek knowledge from cradle to grave.”

Islam has always encouraged its followers to pursue learning in all its forms. Building on leadership skills is a critical element of preparing youth for entry into adulthood.  

CBG Youth Development Program is a customized program aimed to equip the youths of today with the aptitude to develop, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem to carry them out.

The recent Youth Development programme organized in Mombasa on the 13th and 14th October 2018 in collaboration with Africa Youth Network along with the help of Ithna asheri Young Men’s Union (IYMU) and facilitated by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sr. Neelam Jiwa, was a roaring success.

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FACILITATOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME HELD IN
ARUSHA, TANZANIA - 28th to 30th SEPTEMBER 2018

The Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) from its inception has been developing capacities of community members within Africa.
 
A journey that began 10 years ago with the first Leadership Development Programme in Africa at Nairobi in 2008, the LDP Alumni have gone from milestone to milestone, strength to strength to eventually reach the stage of Facilitation Development.
 
It is indeed with blessing of Almighty Allah (SWT) that CBG was privileged to host the first ever Facilitator Development programme (FDP) in Arusha on the 28th to 30th September 2018 with 14 participants: 5 each from Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, 2 from Madagascar, 1 each from Arusha and Reunion Jamaats, embarking on this stimulating and dynamic programme. The programme was facilitated by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Sr. Shama Dewji and Sr. Mumtaz Ladak.

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REF: EB/SH/11/18                                                 

Build your Career - Becoming a Pilot FAQ’s

Even if you just started to dream about becoming an airline pilot, you will learn very quickly that it requires patience and perseverance. To reach your dream you should know what does it take to become a pilot, and how does someone start their journey. EB has compiled FAQ’s to answer some questions towards a career in aviation.

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MARHUM POPAT BHAI RAWJI


Popat bhai Rawji arrived in Dar es Salaam in 1904 from India after a long sea voyage. He explained briefly on the development of our community in Dar es Salaam, as follows:
 
The two main people who contributed in the construction of Dar mosque were Sachoo Peera and Nasser Mawji. Nasser Virji had funds from the Hemani Trust which was used for construction of the Musafarkhana in 1913.
 
The opening of Dar mosque was done by Agha Kuchak Shah who arrived from Zanzibar with other dignitaries for the opening ceremony in 1942.
 
The old Imambara was constructed mainly by efforts of Versi Advani. From 1907 to 1918, children were taught Quran recitation by Musa Ali Hussein of Maswa.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/155/18                                                       

MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AWWAL 1440 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Awwal 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 7.03 p.m. on Wednesday 7th November 2018 i.e. 28th Safar 1440 A.H.
 
On Thursday 8th November 2018 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.18 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 23 hours 16 minutes     
Moonset 7.08 p.m.
Time Duration 50 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      11.71 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 10.60 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 7 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RABI UL AWWAL 1440 AH ON FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2018.
 
 
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