Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/004/2012

"Show you care, Be Aware"

Causes of Cancers

cancerCancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die. Cells are the building blocks of living things.

There are many different kinds of cancers. Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lung, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue.

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Ref: BMM 11-1433                                                                                    

hasunu_1Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania conveys their heartfelt condolences to the family of late Hassanali Fazel of Kasulu, Kigoma who departed for the heavenly abode on 11th May 2012 and laid to rest in Dar es Salaam on 12th May 2012.

Alhaj Hassanali Fazel popularly known as Mzee Hasunu, will be remembered for his tireless efforts in spreading the teachings of Ahlul Bayt (as) in the township of Kasulu, 62 kms from Kigoma township.

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Our Ref: EBS/Flash/01/2012 



One of the main objectives of the Education Board of the Africa Federation has been to support and promote strong cooperation between all institutions providing education in our community in Africa. AFED EB strongly believes that cooperation between schools and especially counselors will provide platform for informed decision making, sharing of best practices, and enhance economic value via collective procurement for common resources.

To achieve this goal, the Education Board is looking forward to the formation of network between AFED EB and the school counselors to work collectively bringing about the sharing of resources, exchange of ideas and exchange of human resource.

The Education Board has communicated the above plan officially with the school boards of Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Mombasa and Arusha, as well as introduced the EB career counselor, in order to establish effective communication links between the counselors and open the pathway to the formation of this network.

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The sad demise of Alhaj Hassanbhai Abdulrasul Fazal in Tanga on 16 November 1989 has deprived the community of a devoted social worker. He was a prominent member of the Tanga jamaat who spent most of his life in this Tanzanian coastal town, where he had established a small business of clearing and forwarding under the name of "Asthana Brothers".

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The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 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 2.48 a.m. on Monday 21st May 2012 i.e. 29th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1433 A.H.

On Monday 21st May 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset .................................................    6.13 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    15 hours 26 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    6.39 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................     26 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     06.08 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ..................     05.07 degrees


On Tuesday 22nd May 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:      

Sunset .................................................    6.13 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    39 hours 26 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    7.28 p.m.
Time Duration ..................................     1 hour 15 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     17.08 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset .................      15.45 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 24 degrees North of West, 4 degrees North of where the sun had set.








On April 14, 2012, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized an Annual Student Performance Evaluation Workshop for students sponsored by the Mission under the Zainabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme of the World Federation of KSIMC and various other donors at Bilal Hall, Mombasa.

Eighty-Four students from different Universities, Secondary Schools, Primary Schools and Tertiary Institutions attended this workshop.


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Murrabbi Hashambhai Dewji.

Murabbi Hashambhai Dewji was very hard working since his childhood and had maintained his health by actively participating in different activities.

At the age of 18 in 1902 he travelled by sea voyage from India to Zanzibar. He worked for three and a half years for Ismailbhai Sumar and two and a half years with Hasham Hirji in Zanzibar.

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It is notified for general information of all Jamaats in Africa that FIRST JAMADI UL AAKHAR 1433 fell on Monday 23rd April 2012.

The important dates during the month are:

Jamadi ul Aakhar 3, 1433  April 25, 2012
Jamadi ul Aakhar 20, 1433 May 12, 2012



Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/001/2012

Medical Term: Epidemic Kerato Conjunctivitis (EKC). This is a highly infectious and contagious condition that affects the outer parts of the eye.


Causative agent: A type of virus called Adenovirus

Spread by: Hand to eye contact i.e if an infected person touches his eye and tears and then shakes hands of another person, if the second person touches his eye there is very high chance he will get the infection.

Not Spread by: Looking at an infected person

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We are pleased to announce the following appointments of Committee Members to the Africa Federation Al Qa'eem Housing Project in Arusha. The Committee consists of the following:-

Munawer Bharwani    of Dar es Salaam     -      Chairman
Salimali Panjwani      of Dar es Salaam     -       Secretary
Shabbir Virjee             of Arusha                    -       Member
Sajjad Versi                 of Arusha                    -       Member
Rizwan Sajan              of Arusha                    -       Member

The Committee will have overall responsibility of the project from the design stage up to its completion. Terms of Reference (ToR) covering the administration and management aspects of the Project will be provided to the above Members as soon as possible.

The groundbreaking of the above project was performed on 4th March 2012 and is expected to take off soon once the town council formalities and the securing of building permits are completed.

We are pleased to state that the above mentioned Committee Members possess vast knowledge and experiences in structure and building engineering, also construction management; this will certainly be of great advantage in ensuring adequate compliance in maintaining high standards of construction and quality by the contractors.

Please join us in praying for the successful completion of the project which is named after our 12th Imam, Al Hujjah Al Mahdi (ATFS).

Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary



During the 72nd Supreme Council Session in April 2011 in Mombasa, Kenya, majority of the participants suggested to the Secretariat to bring in changes in the way we run the Supreme Council Sessions. At the workshop held following the SC Session in Mombasa (Sunday, 3rd April 2011), the Councillors and youths expressed their concern and urged for some changes in the way we conduct the Council Sessions. The main concern was that we spend more time in discussing issues of the past year, which adds little value to our organizational development, and is not efficient from a time-management perspective. It was stressed that we look ahead by discussing more about the future plans and actions. 

The AFED Office Bearers had a discussion with the Mombasa workshop Facilitators, who were of the opinion that in order to improve the effectiveness of the Sessions of the Supreme Council, we need to move away from the usual methods of reporting to a new approach of forward-looking reporting, to bring about innovative thinking by all participants, and to enable the boards to come up with workable and action oriented plans.

In response to these concerns from the last Session's participants, the Secretariat will be employing the following process of reporting at the 73rd Supreme Council Session:

All reports will be precirculated to the Councillors, to be read before the Session. The presentation of the boards will be forward-looking and will only include highlights from the past year, and not the entire report.

Along with this Circular, we are sending the amended Agenda of the 73rd Supreme Council Session which reflects the above.

Download: 73rd Supreme Council Session - Amended Agenda - English (PDF, 32KB)

Download: 73rd Supreme Council Session - Amended Agenda - French (PDF, 32KB) 

Aunali Khalfan

Hon Secretary

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