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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 

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/139/2012

Bismihi Taála

The Africa Federation has embarked on a Welfare Housing Project in Arusha, Tanzania – The "AL QA'EEM" AFED building.  This is as per the vision of the Secretariat to assist our community in those Jamaats under AFED which have pressing need of housing for its members who are deserving and needy.

The "AL QA'EEM" building will consist of ground plus eight storied residential apartments in the Arusha Township.  The project is expected to be completed within 24 months.  Full details of the Project will be given at the Ground Breaking Ceremony.
 
Saturday, 3rd March 2012 is the night of the wiladat of our 11th Imam, Hazrat Imam Hassan Al Askari (AS), there is Khushali majlis and nyaz after maghribain prayers at Imambargha according to the program of Arusha Jamaat.
 
The Ground-Breaking Ceremony of the AFED Building named after our 12th Imam Al Hujjah (ATFS), "AL QA'EEM" will take place in Arusha Insha'allah on Sunday, 4th March 2012 at 10.00 AM.
 
We request members of the Community in Arusha, Moshi and other neighbouring towns to grace this occasion with their presence.
 
 
Secretariat

Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/001/2012

DIABETES AND YOU - Cases of Diabetes in our community are alarmingly on an increase, this is from a quick survey carried out by CHB through some of our Jamaats in Africa, including some Jamaats in Madagascar. Diabetes is a source of several complications, including eye sight loss, kidney failures, heart attacks etc.

What is Diabetes?

diabetes_1Diabetes mellitus commonly known as diabetes or 'sugar' is a condition where blood sugar remains high due to lack of, or resistance to, a hormone called insulin.

After a meal, sugar in the blood, increases. This stimulates the release of a chemical called insulin from the pancreas. Insulin helps to push the blood sugar into the cells of the body where it is utilized to make energy.

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