CIRCULAR NO: JMT/185/12                                                                                     

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 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 1.09 a.m. on Wednesday 14th November 2012 i.e. 29th Zilhajj 1433 A.H.

On Wednesday 14th November 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   17 hours 12 minutes   
Moonset 6.43 p.m.
Time Duration 23 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    09.10 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 08.24 degrees


On Thursday 15th November 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   41 hours 12 minutes   
Moonset 8.05 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     23.26 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 22.41 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.38 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 20 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.



Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/006/2012


Vitamin D also known as the sunshine vitamin is an essential fat soluble vitamin necessary for bone health and a number of functions in the human body. Vitamin D is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. That's probably because it's free: your body makes it when sunlight touches your skin. Drug companies can't sell you sunlight, so there's no promotion of its health benefits. Truth is, most people don't know the real story on vitamin D and health.

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Ref: BMM 24 -1433


hujaj_1As the Hujjaj prepared on their journey towards the Holiest Land on earth, Bilal campus at Temeke organized a farewell program for the entire community.

The program began with a brief introduction on Haj, comparing it to Qiyamah, whereby Maalim Yasin Iddi discussed on verses from Suratul Hajj that talks about the events of Qiyamah.

This was followed by an address by the administrator Mrs. Siddika Karim, who presented with Imam Zamin to all three Hujjaj; Mudeer of Hawza Shk. Amiri Kasonso, Teacher from Primary Section, Ms. Khadija Ally- sponsored by AFED and HAJ CARAVAN respectively.

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Ref: AK/PR/2012/60


The 8th AFED Annual Qur'an competition under the Africa Federation Tableegh Board - AFTAB was hosted by the KSI Jamaat of Mombasa on 22nd and 23rd September 2012. The competition was fully sponsored by the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED).

The aim of the Qur'an competition is to encourage and promote the recitation, awareness and understanding of the Holy Qur'an, and to promulgate its message amongst the young and older generations in our community.


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Dear Brothers and Sisters

Salaamun Alaykum.

The Mombasa Jamaat is proud to launch an interactive website this Friday 12th of October, 2012 corresponding to 25th  Mahe Zilqaad, 1433 which coincides with the auspicious day of  Dahwul Ardh  also known as Earth Day.  The website is in honour of the many great personalities who made Mombasa their home over the past century, and who made Mombasa theculturally rich city it is today.

Great importance is given to visiting the graves of those no longer with us; Imam Jaffer-as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said: "Marhumeen recognize you (when you visit them) and feel lonely when you leave them". It is because of this, our Jamaat has maintained its century old tradition of visiting the graveyard every Thursday and on other auspicious days to give the deceased our gift of Dua.

The website, with its clean and intuitive site-design allows users worldwide to search for the burial locations of marhumeen buried in Mombasa, as well as an easy to navigate menu with a wealth of information for members of the community. Finding the graves of any of the Marhumeen buried in Mombasa will now be much easier for those living inMombasa as well as visitors to our beautiful city. The website, which has been extremely well received, offers its users multiple search functionality - including searching by location, grave number as well as first and last names.

As the site contains some missing information, we encourage our global community to help us fill in the missing pieces in order to make this site comprehensive and accurate. Any omissions or errors found on the page may be reported by sending an email to  Once feedback and comments have been received and corrected on the site, we intend to publish a hardcopy version of the directory for the benefit of our community.

The Mombasa Jamaat is extremely grateful to all those who have worked tirelessly in preparing this wonderful and useful website – may the Almighty amply reward them and their families in this world and the next.

Please recite Sura-e-Fateha for all of our Marhumeen.

With Salaams & Duas,

Sibtain H. Sadak
Vice Chairman
K.S.I. Jamaat – Mombasa



We are pleased to inform our community members, the donors and well-wishers that the construction work of Al Qa'eem Housing Project in Arusha has taken off since first week of this month.

The Contractor, M/s. Super Construction Co. Ltd. has started excavation works and is preparing the ground works for the foundation of the building. The project is earmarked for completion in 18 months, Insha'allah.

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Ref: AK/PR/2012/58


inna lillaahi wa inna ilaihi raajiuun

obituary_2The Secretariat of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa received with grief and sorrow the sad news of the demise of Alhaj Houssenaly Goulamaly Hirdjee of Antananarivo, Madagascar which occurred on Friday, 5th October, 2012. Marhum was buried on the following day in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Marhum held the position of Chairman of Conseil Regional of Madagascar from 1980 to 1983; he had also served as President of Antananarivo Jamaat.

Marhum was an ardent supporter of Africa Federation; he was also a Councillor representing Conseil Regional of Madagascar for many years and regularly attended the AFED Conferences and Supreme Council Sessions.

In his condolence message to the Chairman of the Regional Council of Madagascar and to the President of Antananarivo Jamaat, the Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali

Dharamsi expressed his deep sorrow on the demise of Alhaj Houssenaly Hirdjee. Alhaj Anwarali met Marhum in Antananarivo during the AFED delegation visit to Madagascar in February 2012.

Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi in his message referred to late Alhaj Houssenaly as a committed person who devoted his valuable time and resources in the cause of spreading the religion of Islam and of the Madha'b of Ahlul Baiyt (A.S.). Marhum was a dedicated and farsighted leader; his passing away is a big loss not only to his family but to the entire community. He will be greatly missed by many who knew him for his helpful guidance and kindness.

On behalf of Africa Federation, we convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Marhum Houssenaly, the Executive Committee of Conseil Regional of Madagascar and the Managing Committee and members of KSI Jamaat of Antananarivo.

We pray to Allah (S.W.T.) to grant Marhum a lofty position in the proximity of our Aeema-e-Tahireen (A.S.).

We request Mumineen to remember Marhum with Sura-e-Fateha for the maghferat of the departed soul.




The Secretariat wish to inform Member Jamaats in Mainland Africa, Madagascar and the Dubai Jamaat that the Africa Federation Sports Council Cricket Festival, named "Al Ghadeer Cricket Festival" which was to be held from 12th to 14th October 2012 in Dar es Salaam has been postponed until later date.

The reason for the postponement is because some Jamaats are not able to send their teams for participation in the Festival.

The Secretariat wishes to record its appreciation to the KSI Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam for accepting to host the Festival and, also, wish to thank the Organizing Committee of the Al Ghadeer Festival for taking up the task enthusiastically, and for having done all the preparatory work effectively.

We also wish to thank the Jamaats whose teams have confirmed their participation for the above Festival, and we regret for any inconveniences caused as a result of the postponement.

Insha'allah, the information regarding new dates for the Festival will be communicated to all in good time, when this is finalized.


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