Federation_Samachar_Issue_No_3January 2012
Rabi ul Awwal 1433 AH

In this Issue:

Regional Council Resolves to Remain with the Africa Federation
WF President visits India and Pakistan
AFED Visits
Urafiki Sports Festival
Mombasa Red Cross Couple
Mohamed Jaffer - At the helm of a successful business empire

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A DECADE SINCE THE DEMISE OF
ALLAMAH SYED SAEED AKHTAR RIZVI

bmm_rizvi_1Bilal campus and Bilal Islamic Centre in Dar es Salaam commemorated the 10th anniversary of the demise of the Chief Missionary also a founder member Late Syed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi. The dates have also coincided with the first anniversary of the demise of Late Alhaj Fidahusein Abdallah Hameer.

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AK/PR/52/2012

AFED CHAIRMAN VISITS QUM TO ATTEND THE 10TH COMMEMORATIVE SEMINAR OF LATE SYED SAEED AKTHAR RIZVI

On the 8th of March 2012, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi (AFED Chairman), Sheikh Murtadha Alidina (Dsm Jamaat Resident Aalim), Shabir Somji (BMMT Chairman), Sheikh Musabah Shaiban, Alhaj Mohamed Dhirani (former AFED Chairman) were invited by Al Mustafa University, one of the renowned universities in Iran, to attend a special seminar marking the 10th death commemoration of the late Allamah Sayed Saeed Akthar Rizvi, in Qum, Iran.

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Ref: PR/51/2012

GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY: "AL QA'EEM" BUILDING - ARUSHA

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Artist's impression of the building

The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa recently marked the start of the construction of the AFED Building named after our 12th Imam Al Hujjah (ATFS) - "AL QA'EEM" at Plot 9 Jacaranda Road, Arusha, and the Ceremony took place on Sunday, 4th March 2012. Leading the Ground-Breaking ceremony were brother Gulam Virji Esmail (SukuSuku) from Dubai and brother Zuher Fazal of Arusha in the presence of the Chairman, Anwarbhai Dharamsi, the Hon. Treasurer, Mohamedbhai Hemani, the Housing Board Chairman, Munawarbhai Bharwani, the immediate past Chairman of AFED, Ramzanbhai Nanji, Naushadbhai Merali of Nairobi and Mustafabhai Jaffer (Sabodo) of Dar-es-Salaam. Also in attendance were the Chairman of Arusha Jamaat, Shabbirbhai Virjee and Arusha Jamaat Managing Committee Members and Trustees, AFED Sports Council Chairman Alhaj Mahmood Somji, Nominated Councillors Alhaj Amir Somji and Alhaj Rizwan Peera of Arusha and Zulfikar Alimohamed, Chairman of the Medical Board of KSI Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam, also present was the Chairman of Moshi Jamaat Alhaj Ahmed Daya and members of the Arusha and Moshi Jamaats.

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Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/003/2012

Diabetic Foot Disease 

Diabetic foot is a term used to describe the various complications that occur in the feet of diabetics. This includes the formation of ulcers in the feet and infection of the feet. Diabetic feet complications if not picked up early can lead to devastating conditions which may lead either to amputation of the limb or even death.

Types of damage to diabetic feet:

diabetes_3aAs described earlier in this article, the high blood sugars of diabetics cause damage to their blood vessels. In the feet, which are the furthest part of the body from the heart, the poor blood supply to the tissues that results, predisposes diabetics to the formation of ulcers at pressure points. Similar ulcers can also occur in the feet of people who smoke and those with high cholesterol. These ulcers are termed vascular ulcers and occur due to poor oxygenation of the tissues. Obviously a diabetic whose sugars are uncontrolled, who smokes and has a high cholesterol is more at risk of vascular ulcer formation.

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Ref: AK/PR/50/2012

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It was a historical occasion for the Institue Islamique De Madagascar (INISMA), The Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L'Ocean Indien (CROI) and the Shia Ithna-Asheri community in Antananarivo to witness the Grand Opening of Rassoul-Oul-Akr'am (SAWW) Tableegh Building in Antananarivo on Sunday, 12th February 2012 (19th Rabi'ul Awwal 1433 AH), simultaneously the launching of the INISMA TV Telecast Station which is housed in the same building. The Radio Broadcasting has been in operations for a number of years and has effectively transmitted Islamic programs and the message of Ahlul Baiyt (AS) to many parts of Madagascar and the neighbouring Islands, in the local Malagasy, French and Gujarati languages.

It was also an opportunity to pay a tribute to Marhum Alhaj Goulam Abbas Mamod Jamil, who was popularly known as Alhaj Roshan Jamil on the occasion of his first death anniversary, remembering him for his dedicated and devoted services to INISMA. (INISMA is equivalent of Bilal Muslim Mission)

The Guest of Honour at the Ceremony was Hujjatul Islam Wal Mumineen, al Seyyid Jawad Shaharestani, the Representative of Marja-e-Taqleed, Ayatullah al Uzma al Seyyid Ali Hussaini al Seestani, may Allah (swt) protect him and grant him long and healthy life. (Ameen).

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Ref: AK/PR/49/2012

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An official visit to Madagascar by the Chairman of the Africa Federation and his delegation took place from 7th to 15th February 2012. The visit program included meeting the Executive Members of the Regional Council of Madagascar (CROI), meeting the Antananarivo Jamaat Office Bearers and Managing Committee Members, visit to upcountry Jamaats and Tabligh Institutions (INISMA).

The AFED Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi was accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and the Asst. Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Kumail Manji, others in the delegation were:

Seyed Hassan Naqvi           - Chairman of Africa Federation Tableegh Board
Alhaj Abbas Nasser             - Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya
Alhaj Shabbir Somji             - Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
Alhaj Asim Morvi                   - Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission of Uganda
Alhaj Munir Daya                  - Editor of Federation Samachar
Mrs. Mahjabeen Daya         - Co-Editor of Federation Samachar
Alhaj Mustafa Sheriff           - CEO of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
Alhaj Mujtaba Peera            - CEO of Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/147/12

It is notified for general information of all Jamaats in Africa that FIRST JAMADI UL AWWAL 1433 will fall on Sunday 25th March 2012.

The important dates during the month are:

  Jamadi ul Awwal 5, 1433    March 29, 2012  
(Thursday)
  WILADAT OF BIBI ZAINAB (AS)  

 

Secretariat  

Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive: 2,000 blankets urgently needed in Afghanistan

New_Picture_2In Afghanistan, severe winter weather is excruciating for families living in poverty. Men, women and children in Afghanistan and especially in the surrounding areas of Mazar-e-Sharif, are affected by frostbite. Mazar-e-Sharif is the fourth largest city in Afghanistan.

The climate in Mazar-e-Sharif is very hot during the summer with daily temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius in June and July. The winters are cold with temperatures falling below freezing.

 

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Ref: AK/PR/2012/48

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It was dubbed as a historical occasion, when the Chairman of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa while on an official visit to the Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L'Ocean Indien (Regional Council of Madagascar) bestowed the Africa Federation prestigious Husseini and Abbasi medals to four members of Antananarivo Jamaat of Madagascar at the Imambargha during the wiladat of our Holy Prophet (SAWW) on 9th February 2012 (17th Rabi'ul Awwal 1433) in Antananarivo.

To witness this momentous occasion was the Representative of our Marja-e-Taqleed Ayatullah al Seyed Ali Hussaini al Sestani, Hujjatul Islam Wal Mumineen, al Seyed Jawad Sharestani and his delegation from Qum, Iran and Seyed Murtadha Murtadha from Nairobi, Kenya.

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Bismi

12 YEARS HAVE PASSED

REMEMBERING A GREAT VISIONARY LEADER

MULLA ASGHARALI M. M. JAFFER

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"I don't pray for His acceptance of my a'amal as much as I pray for the opportunity to serve. And the day He grants me a new opportunity to serve, I believe the previous ones have been accepted. And I hope till my last breath the opportunities are there and when the Almighty calls me back, I will be able to tell my Lord, Thank You for giving me life,       

Jab tak mai' jiu'n kidhmate khalq karta rahu'n mai'n,

Maut aa'e Yaa Rabb, isi khidmat mei'n maru'n mai'n.

Mulla Asgharali M. M. Jaffer

We request you to remember Marhum Mulla Asgharali with Sura-e-Fateha

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