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

sarah_somjiApplications received for the year 2011 were scrutinized based on the set criteria of selection and Sis. Sarah Sadick Somji of Dar es Salaam Jamat was declared winner of the Brilliant Student Award for the year 2011.

The presentation of this award took place on 9th February 2012 (17th Rabbiul Awwal) - Wiladat of our Holy Prophet.

On behalf of the Education Board Secretariat of Africa Federation, we take this opportunity to congratulate the Winner for her outstanding achievement and we wish her success in her further studies. Our felicitations also to all the participants of this award.

May Allah (s.w.t.) grant them every success in their future endeavours, Ameen.

It is our hope that our community Brilliant students out there will make use of this golden opportunity and that more student applications from different Jamats are received next year.

EB Secretariat

Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/002/2012

DIABETES AND YOU –Diabetes can cause many complications and can lead to Kidney disease and failure, heart problems, eye sight loss and also complications in feet.

Diabetic Kidney Disease

diabetes_2_aJust like elsewhere in the body the kidneys of diabetics are in danger of being affected by the high sugars. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the world. 40% of type 1 diabetics develop kidney failure within thirty years of the onset of their disease. 12% of Type 2 diabetics' kidneys are already slightly affected by diabetes by the time they are diagnosed. This is because Type 2 diabetes is often an initially silent disease often only found coincidentally when a doctor decides to check for it.

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At the 14th Constitutional Conference held in Dar-es-salaam from 4th to 7th April, 1980, Alhaj Hassan Ali M. Jaffer was unanimously elected to the post of Vice Chairman of Africa Federation. Hassan bhai was born in Zanzibar in 1932 and has been a resident of Mombasa since his young age. After completing his secondary school education at Mombasa he undertook a practical course in agriculture at the Indian school of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/143/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi ul Awwal 1433 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 05.38 p.m. on Thursday 22nd March 2012 i.e. 28th Rabiul Aakhar 1433 A.H.

On Friday 23rd March 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset .................................................    6.32 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    24 hours 55 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    7.01 p.m.
Time Duration ....................................    29 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset.......    11.39 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ...................     06.18 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.49 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be very low on the horizon, 10 degrees North of West, 10 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st JAMADI-UL-AWWAL 1433 A.H. ON SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2012

 

Secretariat

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/142/12

73RD SUPREME COUNCIL SESSION

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Appended below is the Agenda for the 73rd Supreme Council Session of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa which will Insha'allah be held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Friday, 27th April 2012

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Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

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A mission with the focus of empowering the Women in the rural areas completed the training in 15 rural centers.

As a way forward a three-day seminar was conducted in Mombasa at the Bilal hall from the 16th - 18th, February 2012. The objective of the seminar was to bring women from all groups together, to share their ideas and experiences, find solutions to their problems and create awareness.

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Ref: BMM 8-1433                                                                       

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Al Mustafa University in Qum al Muqaddasah have invited the Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania to join in the commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the demise of Allamah Syed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi.        

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/141/12

A TRIBUTE TO A LEGENDARY MISSIONARY, A VISIONARY, A PROLIFIC WRITER AND A DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR – THE CHAIRMAN OF THE AFRICA FEDERATION, ALHAJ ANWARALI R. DHARAMSI TRAVELS TO QUM, IRAN TO ATTEND A SPECIAL SEMINAR IN MEMORY OF LATE ALLAMAH SEYED SAEED AKHTAR RIZVI.

akhtar_rizviCommemorating the 10th Death Anniversary of Allamah Seyed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi who passed away in Dar-es-Salaam on 8th Rabi-ul-Aakhar 1423 (20th June 2002).

A brief biography - Allamah was born in a place called Ushri, Saran district, Bihar state, India in 1927. He left behind five sons and two daughters. He second eldest son, Hujjat-ul-Islam wal Muslimeen Maulana Seyed Muhammad Rizvi, lives in Toronto, Canada. He has followed his father's footsteps and has written many books as well. He is the Resident Aalim of the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ) of Toronto, Jaffari Islamic Center.

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The President of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Muslim Communities, Al-Haj Mulla Asgharali M. M. Jaffer, on his recent private visit to Kenya, extended his visit to Dar-es-Salaam at the invitation of the Chairman of Dar-es-Salam Jamaat, Alhaj Aliraza Rajani. He arrived on Tuesday, 19th October 1993 and upon arrival immediately attended a session with Africa Federation officials where in the situation of the Somalia community in particular was discussed along with the part the World Federation may be called upon to play to assist the community.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/140/12

The Secretariat wish to inform all community members that the Chairman of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, accompanied by the Hon. Treasurer, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani and the Chairman of the Housing Development Board, Alhaj Munawer Bharwani will be travelling to Arusha on Saturday, 3rd to Sunday, 4th March 2012 to participate in the Ground Breaking ceremony of the Africa Federation Welfare Housing Project – The "AL QA'EEM" building in Arusha.

The Chairman and his delegation will also participate in the Opening Ceremonies of the renovations and upgrading of the Mosque/Imambargha exterior and the Phase Two of the medical facilities of KSI Jamaat Dispensary which has been very well undertaken by Arusha Jamaat.

We congratulate the President, Office Bearers, Trustees and Members of Arusha Jamaat for these wonderful achievements and developments, may Allah (swt) increase in their tawfeeqat and inspiration to continue with the same zeal and dedication.

Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, accompanied by the AFED Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi will travel to Nairobi, Kenya to meet with SAAJ – Nairobi Jamaat President, Office Bearers and Trustees on the ongoing Housing Project of SAAJ in Nairobi; they will also visit the site of the Project on Sunday, 4th March 2012. AFED has provided a "Bridging Loan" to SAAJ for the Housing Project for our members of community in Nairobi.

Secretariat 

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