Ref: EBS/Bulletin/2012/01

The Best Student Award Scheme recognizes the accomplishments of students within our community who have achieved outstanding results at O–levels education. It has been successfully organized for many years by the Education Board under the auspices of the Africa Federation.

The award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination "O" levels education during the academic year i.e. January to December.

This year, the Education Board received applications from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Mombasa and Nairobi Jamaats. After close scrutiny based on the set criteria of selection, below are the results:

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On behalf of the Education Board of The Africa Federation, we congratulate the winners and the runner up students for their outstanding academic achievements. We also thank all the participants of this award, and wish them every success in their endeavors.

EB Secretariat


15th Sha'ban 1433 AH
Give a Day's earnings towards the noble cause

The Chairman of The Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi is requesting the Worldwide Community to raise awareness of this important Day of the birth of The Awaited Saviour, Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, al-Hujjah ibn Hassan al-Askari (ATFS).

The honour of this night touches heights and elevation as in the same night at the time of seher (pre-dawn) the Twelfth successor of Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.), The Awaited Imam, Al Mahdi (ATFS) was born in the year 255 A.H. in Samarah, Iraq.

To revere this very special and blessed night and day of 15th Sha'ban with act of charity and benevolence, the Chairman of The Africa Federation appeals to all community members of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri fraternity worldwide to donate their full One Day's earning to the Africa Federation for a noble cause of charity.

"The best man in view of faith is the most openhanded." – Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.)

This year, the collection made on this occasion will be utilized for supporting the less fortunate and deserving members of our community in the Jamaats of the Africa Federation who are not affording to pay school fees for their children, for their medical care, house rent and household living expenses.

Contributions towards this Fund can be made as follows:

  • Jamaats outside Africa through their respective Jamaats or the Regional Federations.
  • Jamaats of Madagascar through Conseil Regional of Madagascar (CROI).
  • Jamaats within mainland Africa through their respective Jamaats or Directly to the AFED Secretariat by contacting the office or email:

This is a unique opportunity to assist the less fortunate and deserving families of our community in acquiring the basic needs. We request all the Jamaats to initiate and promote collections to start from 1st to 25th Sha'ban 1433 AH (21st June to 15th July 2012).

Click here for a brochure for the Notice Boards.

Below are downloadable thumbnails of Solidarity Day Posters for publicity.

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Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary


In 1902 Haji Gulamali Jivan left India by sea voyage for Mombasa where he put up at Haji Walji Bhanji residence for 22 days, he then left by steamer for Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika, the country was ruled by the Germans. Our community population was a good number compared with out towns. The Dar es Salaam Imambargha was constructed of iron corrugated sheets. During those days Dar-es –Salam was a very small town surrounded by thick forest. Every now and then some wild animals would appear in town area to attack the domestic animals.

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The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, like every year, will organize the holy month of Ramadhan programs at its centres throughout Tanzania. These programs will be overseen by the Regional Chairmen of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. Bilal Head Office in Dar es Salaam will also visit some Centres to extend a helping hand to the Organizers of the Programs.

Below listed are some of the holy month of Ramadhan Programs, includes daily prayers, Holy Qur'an recitation and translation, Madressah, Dua'as of the holy month of Ramadhan and A'amals during the Lailatul Qadr nights.

The joy of giving is overwhelming when one shares his/her wealth with the less fortunate during the holy month of Ramadhan. And it is in this month that the act of charity in all its manifestation is seen most revered in Islam.


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The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shabaan 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 6.03 p.m. on Tuesday 19th June 2012 i.e. 28th Rajab 1433 A.H.

On Wednesday 20th June 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset .................................................    6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset.....................    24 hours 13 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    7.04 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................     48 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset.......     10.52 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ..................     10.00 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.35 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 21 degrees North of West, 2 degrees South of where the sun had set.




The World Federation Delegation visited Bilal Muslim Mission Temeke complex on Tuesday, 22nd May 2012. The Delegation was headed by The Assistant Secretary General, Br Sadiq Datoo. Along with him were Sister Kanizbai Bhimani, WF Relief Manager, a Volunteer with the Zanabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme - ZCSS and Br. Abdallah Shabbar, WF Manager in Bosnia. They were accompanied by Br. Mustafa Sheriff, the Executive Secretary of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania.

bmmt_wf_1Welcoming the WF delegation was Mrs. Siddika bai Karim, the Administrator and other officials at the complex.

The visit commenced from 8 a.m. with Nursery School where children were partaking in sporting activities.

There are 135 children in the Nursery School at Bilal Temeke Complex.  

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Ramadhan 1433 AH / 2012: 

Follow our Ramadhan activities on:

  • Daily Iftar will be served after Maghribain prayers in Muslim centres.
  • Iftar assistance provided to Shimo La Tewa Prisons, boarding secondary schools.
  • Relief Food to be distributed to Muslim families in rural centres and Mombasa.
  • A 5 part series of Hidaya ya Ramadhan Radio broadcast will be aired.
  • Eid Gifts will be distributed amongst Muslim Brethren.

You can make a difference in this Holy Month of Ramadhan. Your generous contribution towards this Project will be for the pleasure of Allah(swt) and the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)


For remittance and other information you may contact or our office. Donations can also be sent online through our website

In the event of surplus funds, it will be carried forward to the next year.




Jamadi ul Akhar is the month when Muslims all over the world celebrate the birth anniversary of Sayyidatun an-nisa' il alamiyn, Fatimah (A.S.) the daughter of the Holy Prophet (SAWW)

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in conjunction with Zahra Madrasah organized a function on 19th May 2012, at the Bilal Hall to celebrate the birthdays of the two grand ladies, Bibi Fatima (AS) and Bibi Zainab (AS). The program was well attended by women from various parts of Mombasa.

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We are pleased to inform the Community members that the issues of the Federation Samachar from the year 1971 up to January 2012 are now archived. A total of 72 past issues have been uploaded.

This can be viewed on the Africa Federation website under the Publication Section.

The latest issue of the Federation Samachar will be available on our website soon.


These online issues will serve as a part of the history of our Community.



From the Archives:

The Tanga Jamaat was afflicted with the death of yet another social worker, Alhaj Haiderbhai F Meghji who passed away on 15 January, 1990. The Late Haiderbhai has for long provided selfless services to the Jamaat in various fields and has also served in the capacity of Hon Secretary and Chairman of Tanga Jamaat.

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It is notified for general information of all Jamaats in Africa that FIRST RAJAB 1433 will fall on Wednesday 23rd May 2012.

The important dates during the month are:

Rajab 01, 1433  May 23, 2012
Wiladat of 5th Imam Hazrat Muhammad
Baqir (A.S.)
Rajab 03, 1433 May 25, 2012
Shahadat of 10th Imam Hazrat Ali
Naqi (A.S.)
Rajab 07, 1433 May 29, 2012
Imam Musa Al Kadhim (A.S.) Day
Rajab 10, 1433 June 01, 2012
Wiladat of 9th Imam Hazrat Muhammad
Al Taqi (A.S.)
Rajab 13, 1433 June 04, 2012
Wiladat of 1st Imam Hazrat Ali ibne
Abu Talib (A.S.)
Rajab 15, 1433 June 06, 2012
Shahadat of Syeda Zainab bint Imam Ali (A.S.)
Rajab 25, 1433 June 16, 2012
Shahadat of 7th Imam Hazrat Musa
Khadim (A.S.)
Rajab 26, 1433 June 17, 2012
Wafat of Hazrat Abu Talib ibne 'Abd Al Muttalib (A.S.)
Rajab 27, 1433 June 18, 2012
Me'raj - The Heavenly Journey of the Holy
Prophet of Islam (SAWW)
Rajab 28, 1433 June 19, 2012
Start of the Journey of Hazrat Imam Husayn (A.S.)
from Madinah


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