Ref: AF/2017/27                                                                   

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
Behold! We gave the site to Abraham of the (Sacred) House (saying): "Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round or stand up or bow or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
and proclaim the Pilgrimage for all mankind so that they come to you on foot and mounted on every kind of camel lean on account of journey from every distant point

That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them and celebrate the name of Allah through the Days appointed over the cattle which He has provided for them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones (unfortunate poor) in want.

(Holy Qur’an, Sura Al Hajj, Verse 22-28)

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The Legendary and Brilliant Star of the Community – Alhaj Mulla Hussein Allarakhia Rahim of Zanzibar

Alhaj Mulla Hussein Allarakhia Rahim was born in Zanzibar in 1900. He was a famous and well-known personality in Zanzibar Island.  He was President of the Kuwwat ul Islam Jamaat (Juni Misit) of Zanzibar for many years. He served many other institutions in Zanzibar including as President of the
Faize Ithna-Asheri which provided various services to the community. After the Second World War he introduced the Ithna-Asheri Volunteer Corps with Alhaj Ebrahim Hussein Sheriff as its Chairman, Ali Ebrahim Jivraj as Secretary and Abbas Tejani as Treasurer.

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The AFED Economic and Housing Development Board is pleased to inform that the construction works at the Al Asghary Housing Project in Dar-es-Salaam is progressing as per schedule.  The construction works has presently reached the 8th Floor.
This Project in Dar-es-Salaam is on Plot No. 1701/208 on Band Street (corner of Libya Street), Dar es Salaam consisting of 18 apartments and two shops on the ground floor in total. The Building has nine (9) floors and each floor consists of a three and two-bedroom apartment.


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Ithna-Asheri Students’ Union of East Africa
at Aligarh Muslim University, India - 1965 to 1974

After the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964, about 7 students from Zanzibar with the support of their parents journeyed to India to pursue higher education at the Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, in Uttar Pradesh, India. This was most profound idea. Later on, they were joined by several other students from Lindi, Mombasa, Moshi, Mwanza, Kampala and Zanzibar numbering to about 20 who were encouraged by their counterparts who took key initiatives earlier. Few among them received financial support from Supreme Council. At the time the AFED Secretariat was based in Mombasa, Kenya.
Amongst the students who later pursued medical profession degrees at different Medical Institutions were Dr. Asgharali Moledina from Mombasa, who is also the immediate past President of the World Federation, Dr. Hassan Amirali, Dr. Shabbir Karim and Dr. Rafia Yusuf Juma, all from Zanzibar.

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 Haji Fazul Cassam Chenai was born in Surat, India on 15th July 1877. Since his father Cassam Hirdjee used to trade in Chinese goods the Nawab (Prince) of Surat used to address him with the nickname Chenai which soon became a family name.

The family of Chenai is among the foremost and well known families of our community which first settled in Madagascar. Fazulbhai had a close relationship with the Nawab of Surat and due to Fazulbhai’s extrovert and amiable nature their relationship developed resulting in joint holiday and hunting trips.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/83/17                                                    


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 1438 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 9.31 p.m. on Monday 21st August 2017 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1438 A.H.
On Tuesday 22nd August 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.23 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 20 hours 52 minutes     
Moonset 7.07 p.m.
Time Duration 44 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      10.25 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 09.36 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 10 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.

Ref: AF/PR/26/17                                           

Alhaj Hassan Ali M. Jaffer visits AFED Archives Section
in Dar es Salaam

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Mohamedali G. R. Hansraj of Soroti, Uganda

“He had a passion and thrived in the service to Humanity”

Mohamedalibhai was born on 10th June 1923 in Soroti, Uganda. After completing his basic education in Soroti he joined in Allidina Visram High School in Mombasa. In 1940 he joined his father's business, married in 1942, and then went to Mbale to open a branch of his father's business.

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