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.



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.



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:


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


Ref: JMT/194/2012


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
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


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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Ref: AFED/PR/2012/61



This marks the beginning of a determined journey of the Africa Federation towards developing long-term sustainable investments, laying a foundation of self-sufficiency and growth.

"The Africa Federation new approach is aiming at long-term innovative and sustainable developments, the reformation in our midst is necessary and we must therefore act swiftly with good planning and prudence.  The current trend of the global economy should be taken as an advent of opportunity to change our mindsets and directions" – Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi.

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The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 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 11.43 p.m. on Thursday 13th December 2012 i.e. 28th Muharram 1434 A.H.

On Friday 14th December 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.33 p.m.
Cresent age at Sunset  30 hours 50 minutes  
Moonset 7.47 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 14 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     17.37 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 15.59 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.52 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 18 degrees South of West, 6 degrees North of where the sun had set.





A'adhamallahu ujurana wa ujurakum bi musaabina bil Hussain alayhis salaam

(May Allah make our reward and your reward great, for our grief for Husayn, peace be upon him).

"And do not speak of those who are slain in the Way of Allah as dead; nay, they are alive, but you perceive not." Quran 2:154

In many parts of the world, including Africa the commemoration of the great martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) shall take place on Saturday night, November 24, 2012 and Ashura Day on Sunday, November 25, 2012. (10th of Muharram 1434 AH) according to the Islamic Lunar Calendar.

Imam Hussain (AS) mission was to reform the Muslim Ummah and save Islam as manifested clearly in his Will before he left Makah for Iraq – "Imam Hussain (A.S.) explains the mission of his sacrifice in his own words: "I have taken this stand not out of arrogance or pride, neither out of mischief or injustice. I have risen to seek reform in the community of my grandfather. I would like to bid good, forbid evil, and follow the tradition of my grandfather and my father 'Ali bin Abi Talib."




We thank Allah (SWT) that the Zakirs and Zakiras postings to various destinations within our Jamaats in Africa for the month of Muharram 1434 A.H. have been effectively completed, like we do every year.

The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) thanks all the A'alims, Zakirs and Zakiras who kindly accepted the postings and travelled to various Jamaats to convey the message of Seyyid-ul Shohadah Imam Hussein (A.S.) and keep alive the spirit of Azadari of Seyyid-ul Shohadah Aba Abdillahi Hussein (A.S.). and the martyrs of Kerbala.

The Secretariat also wishes to express gratitude to all Jamaats of the Africa Federation and individuals who in one way or the other assisted us in facilitating to carry out these arrangements successfully. 

For detailed postings click here.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

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