Circular No: JMT/202/12


We are pleased to inform our members that The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam will host the 25th Triennial Conference and the 74th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa to be held from Friday,  26th April to Monday, 29th April 2013 in Dar-es-Salaam.

The Secretariat is grateful to the President, the Managing Committee and members of the KSI Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam for hosting these Meetings.

The Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat will soon appoint the Organizing Committee for the Conference, details of which will be circulated together with information about the accommodation arrangements and other relevant details so that participants can plan accordingly ahead of time.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary


For the third consecutive year, the Mission in collaboration with IEB of World Federation of KSIMC and Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa had organized a ten day workshop for muballigheen and muballighat in an effort to create a platform of learning and sharing of knowledge and experiences.


cpd_2The workshop attracted 70 participants from various organizations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that was led by the Alhaj Sheikh Ayub Rashid, a Scholar from the United Kingdom. The workshop commenced on 10th to 20th December, 2012 at Bilal Hall.

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YEAR 2012


The Student of the Year Award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination "O" levels during the academic year January 2012 to December 2012. All applicants should follow the guidelines outlined below to stand a good chance of receiving the award.

Jamat Responsibility/Deadline

All students' applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat's Education Board Representatives latest by 25th February 2013.  Local Jamaat's will be responsible to publicize these services, conduct research in their own areas; scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward only Two Proposed names (one boy and one girl) to the Education Board Secretariat office by 15th March 2013.

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Organized by: The Africa Federation Women's Board:

On:                 Saturday     - 26th January 2013      - 03.00 pm - 06.00 pm
                       Sunday        - 27th January 2013      - 10.00 am - 04.00 pm

Venue:          KSI Jamaat, Ladies Imambargha (Dar-Es-Salaam), 2nd floor.

The health fair will facilitate the following:

  • Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening.
  • Physiotherapy demonstration and consultation.
  • Chinese traditional medicine (Acupuncture) treating chronic diseases.
  • Acupressure demonstration and individual therapy.
  • Workshops on: Depression, Healthy Family planning, Infertility, the importance about physical health, nutrition and many other issues to be addressed.
  • Hayaat Gym facilities and Spa facilities available.
  • Awareness/counselling on: Cervical cancer, Breast cancer, Pregnancy care, Healthy Eating and many more.
  • Healthy Food stalls facilities will be available throughout the fair.


For more information contact the Board on:

Ref: BMM 31 -1433

Muharram, the beginning of the Islamic New Year brings along an atmosphere of mourning and commemoration throughout the Shiite world. Unlike in other community's traditions, Shias commemorate the Islamic New Year in a unique manner, understood and comprehended by those who are aware of the tragedy that had befallen on the grandson and the family of the Holy Prophet of Islam in the plains of Kerbala, Iraq in 61 AH. A famous quote by English Historian, Edward Gibbon:

"In a distant age and climate the tragic scene of the death of Hussain will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader." (English historian and member of parliament), [The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire]

BMM_Temeke_2The School Year Calendar was planned purposely in that the first 12 days of Muharram are utilized for reflecting and understanding the mission of Imam Husayn (AS), the time was well spent in various activities programmed for each age level.

Black flags were put up all around the campus to mark the commemoration days. There were also the azadari of Seyyedush Shohadah Imam Husayn (AS) with majlises (lectures), hadeeth al Kisaa and Marthiya/Nawha in the local language.

Each day began with assembly where some eulogy was recited for Imam Husayn (AS) along with the daily dua by Imam Sajjad Ali ibn Husayn (AS).



In line with one of the aims of the Womens' Board which is to provide Islamic and professional insight into child development, behavioral needs and inform mothers of the different approaches to child nurturing in the modern context, the Board organized a talk on MIND SHIFT on Friday 7th December 2012 at the Mehfile Abbas, Dar-es-Salaam.

The talk was addressed by the visiting Zakira Kanize Zainab Lakadawala from Mumbai, India and the topic was "How to bridge the Generation Gap". About 400 ladies attended this enlightening talk.

The ladies found the presentation quite interesting and beneficial as it related to the day-to-day practical life and child upbringing in this era.

Zakira Kanize Zainab talk was focused on the following points:

  • Live in the present.
  • Compromise and Sacrifice is what life is all about.
  • Try to be in line with your children.
  • When you speak, make sure your speech holds value for your children.
  • Home environment should always be pleasant and it is in the hands of a woman to ensure that takes place.
  • Women have the most powerful weapon – The Brain.
  • Never ever compare your children.
  • Change is very important therefore we have to change, however, change does not mean compromising the Islamic Values.
  • Do not make mountains out of mole hills.
  • Be mentally happy and you will always be happy. Positive thinking is the key word.


SECRETARIAT - Women Board of The Africa Federation

Ref: AK/PR/2013/68


The Resident Alim of Toronto Jamaat Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi was in Dar-es-Salaam for Ashre Zainbiyya program, at the Invitation of Dar Es Salaam Jamaat.

Taking advantage of his presence in Dar es Salaam, the office bearers of Africa Federation led by the Chairman Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi met Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi on Tuesday 1st January 2013 for a wide ranging review of Tabligh activities and on questions related to Islamic education being imparted to children in Madrasah and Schools.

SMR5Maulana delivered talks for ten nights in English and Urdu and also conducted two-day workshop on the question of making a Will and understanding related Islamic laws and on Khums.

Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi is the son of late Maulana Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi, well known in East Africa for his pioneering work in Tabligh activities.


Ref: AFED/PR/2013/67



Marhum Haji Mu'allim Kassamali Abdulrasul Chandoo was born on 7th April 1937 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Tribute to Maalim Kassamali Chandoo (By: Professor Abdul Sheriff of Zanzibar)

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of Haji Mu'allim Kassamali Chandoo who passed away today, Saturday 5th Jan. 2013 [22nd Safar 1434] in Zanzibar

I am sending this message to all Zanzibaris and others as a personal tribute to the life of this great but unassuming teacher of Zanzibar with my very personal recollection of him.  Marhum Maalim Kassamali Chandoo was my neighbor in Malindi, Zanzibar Town, a year ahead of me at school. He made the first deep impression on me when I visited him in Oregon, USA, in 1962 where he was doing his first degree. He has always been a very religious man, and almost the first thing he did when he went there was to go to see the bank manager to ask if he could keep his scholarship money in the bank without receiving any interest, which is forbidden in Islam. The manager must have been surprised, and may have considered him whimsical, but he respected his customer's religious beliefs.


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