The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul-Aakhar 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 01.36 a.m. on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 i.e. 29th Rabiul Awwal 1433 A.H.

On Wednesday 22nd February 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:   

Sunset ................................................    6.45 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset...................   17 hours 10 minutes
Moonset .............................................    7.01 p.m.
Time Duration ..................................     17 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     09.18 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset .................      03.24 degrees


On Thursday 23rd February 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:          

Sunset .................................................    6.44 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    41 hours 10 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    7.43 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................     58 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     19.48 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ..................     13.12 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.01 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 4 degrees North of West, 14 degrees North of where the sun had set.





bmmk_eye_camp_2Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in conjunction with Kwale District Eye Centre organized yet another eye camp on Monday 23rd January 2012 to assist patients who were in need of these services.

People of different ages with various eye problems gathered early in the morning at Ahlul Kisaa Centre, Kichakamkwaju with rays of hope.

Some people from villages of Shimoni's, Anzuwani, Kibuyuni, Wasini, Mkwiro, Mwambao etc. had traveled long distance to attend the free eye camp.

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The Chairman of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi on behalf of the Africa Federation and members of the community extends heartiest congratulations to Honorable Alhaj Mohammed Reza Saboor on his recent appointment as the Honorary Consul of Mexico to Tanzania.

saboor_2Hon.Mohammed Reza Saboor presented his credentials in Dar es Salaam to Hon. John M. Haule, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania. (Seen in this photograph)

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Ref: AK/PR/2012/46


Over a month ago, The INSTITUT ISLAMIQUE DE MADAGASCAR and The CONSEIL RÉGIONAL DES KHOJAS SHIA ITHNA - ASHERI JAMATES DE L'OCÉAN INDIEN sent out invitations to the community leaders, heads of institutions, organizations and community members world-wide to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of Rasul al Akr'am Building – THE INSTITUT ISLAMIQUE DE MADAGASCAR (INISMA CENTRE) which will take place in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Sunday, 12th February, 2012 (19th Rabi'ul Awwal 1433 AH).

The Guest of Honor of the Grand Opening will be Hujjatul Islam wal Muslimeen, Sayed Jawad Sharestani, who is the Representative of Marja-e-Taqleed, Ayatullah al Uzmah Sayed Ali Hussaini al Sistani, may Allah (swt) prolong his life and grant him good health and protection all the time.

inisma_2The occasion is an historical one which will go into the annals of INISMA, and especially during this time of paying our tributes to Marhum Alhaj Goulam Abbas Mamod Jamil, popularly was known as Alhaj Roshan Jamil who passed away suddenly in Antananarivo on 20th February, 2011 (16th Rabi'ul Awwal 1432 AH) – One year ago. May Allah (swt) grant Marhum maghferat and place his soul amongst the fourteen infallibles (Masumeen – AS).

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In order to learn from lessons from the great sacrifice of Imam Hussein (as) Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized a seminar in Samburu Secondary School for the students. This was attended by a total of 994 Students from 14 different schools.


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Muhammad Alibhai Kurji was born in Mahuwwa (India) in 1885. After pursuing the basic education he travelled to Madagascar in 1901 and worked for Manjibhai Thawer in Morondava. He was an Ismaili and later embraced the madh'ab of Ahlul Baiyt (AS) when he went to Madagascar.

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

We request the constituent Jamaats Presidents/Chairmen and the Councillors to take note of the above, reserve these days and make determined efforts to attend the Supreme Council 73rd Session.

The Secretariat is grateful to the President, the Managing Committee and members of the KSI Jamaat of Arusha for hosting the 73rd Session of the Supreme Council.

Details of the Organizing Committee, venue, accommodation arrangements and other relevant information will be circulated in due course.

Along with this Circular, we are sending out the Calendar of Administrative Processes for necessary action by all concerned.


Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary


Islamic Centre, Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LQ – UK
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The World Federation

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Mission Statement: The World Federation enables its member institutions to promote the values and practices of the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Faith for the spiritual and material well being of humanity at large.

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The Economic Empowerment Committee held its 2nd Careers Workshop on the 15th of January from 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Tabligh Auditorium. The workshop was aimed at students between the ages of 14 and 20. The day long workshop featured 14 professional from different fields and 2 career counsellors.

The workshop began with a welcome address by Sis Zainab Alidina, a member of the Economic Empowerment Committee. This was followed by an icebreaker game which got all the students to get to know each other better and to interact with the professionals. After a quick summary on the how the workshop was going to be structured, each of the professionals got the chance to introduce themselves and their profession to the participants.

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It is notified for general information of all Jamaats in Africa that FIRST RABI UL AWWAL 1433 will fall on Wednesday 25th January 2012.

The important dates during the month are:

Rabi ul Awwal 4, 1433 January 28, 2012
Wafat of Bibi Masuma Qum (A.S.)
Rabi ul Awwal 8, 1433 February 01, 2012
Wafat of 11th Imam
Hazrat Hassan Askari (A.S.)
Rabi ul Awwal 9, 1433 February 02, 2012
Eid Az Zahra (A.S.)
Rabi ul Awwal 17, 1433  February 10. 2012
Milad un Nabi / Wiladat of
Imam Jaffer Sadiq (A.S.)



Teacher's training workshop organized by the Islamic Education of the WF in collaboration with the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab)

teachers_trainingDiscussion group on "barriers to teaching"

 A one day workshop catering for the professional development needs of the Madrasah fraternity was organised by the Islamic Education of the WF in collaboration with by AFED Tabligh Board (AFTab), facilitated by Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Zakaria from the UK.  The workshops were held in Arusha, Dar-es-Salaam, Mombasa and Nairobi.

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