The Africa Federation Capacity Building Group in collaboration with the KSI Jamaat Antananarivo and Conseil Regional de l’Ocean Indien Islands hosted the 11th Leadership Development Program from 7th May to 10th May 2018.

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Ref: AFED/Solidarity/2018                                                



This year like in the previous years, Arusha Jamaat organized the annual AFED Solidarity Day Walk on Sunday, 13th of May 2018 involving male and female members, as expected from the close-knit and vibrant community members they showed up in big numbers to support this noble cause with great passion.
 
The program started from the mosque compound at 8.30 a.m. where everyone assembled and the walk commenced at 9.00 a.m. with the blessings of some verses from the Holy Qur’an. Old and young including children braved in the drizzling cold walked together in Solidarity cognizant of the underline purpose of the walk - a noble cause to bring about awareness of the importance of celebrations of the auspicious occasion of the birth of the Awaited Imam, Al Hujjah Al Mahdi (ATFS) and fundraising for the plight of the needy and deserving in our community.

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DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

CRATER (ADEN) – YEMEN JAMAAT


Aden Jamaat was an active Jamaat with a population of about 1,000 heads before the crisis erupted. Aden was British Crown Colony from 1937 to 1963, and being an extension of British India, the British Indian rupee was the currency of Aden until shortly after India gained independence in 1947. In 1951, the rupee was replaced by the East African shilling which was at par with the shilling sterling, later in 1965; the East Africa currency was replaced with South Arabian dinar, later became South Yemeni dinar. 

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Welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadhan - 1439 AH

Message from the Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi,

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may learn self-restraint and become righteous (attain Taqwa)”

(Holy Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah 2:183)

I wish to convey this message to the Community members in all our Jamaats in Africa, and especially to the youth and children of our Community as we approach the holy month of Ramadhan 1439 AH, the month of contemplation, reflection, benevolence and spiritual upliftment.
 
Let us take a moment to remember those who were with us in the last holy month of Ramadhan and are no longer with us today. Let us reflect and take lessons from it and use the available opportunities wisely for the A’akherat. We are all in this temporary and transitory world, so let us gather virtuous provisions for a journey to a permanent abode.  

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MURABBI SHERMOHAMED SAJAN

An exciting story of ambition, migration, struggle, success, tragedy, and legacy.

The family of Sajan Somji was prominent in the city of Nangalpur, Kutch, India. Sajan was well known as a successful and honest businessman with qualities of humility, generosity, community service, and leadership. He was born in 1852. His first son was born in 1870 and was named Shermohamed (Sher). Even as a teenager, Sher displayed exceptional leadership qualities and was the head of the Ismaili youths of Nangalpur.

Sajan and Sher travelled to Zanzibar from Mumbai via Oman. From Zanzibar they first went to Pangani and then to Arusha on foot with a party of 25 people. They had to carry food stuff and gifts to tribal leaders for permission to march ahead. The gifts which they gave out include items like beads, cigarettes, matches, candles, etc.

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Circular No: JMT/129/18                                                        



The Africa Federation Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Shiraz P. Walji of Dar-es-Salaam as Head of the Africa Federation Census Bureau; this is the first appointment of its kind given the great importance attached to Census.
 
The necessity of obtaining reliable statistics for the Census to create a complete database for planning and making informed decisions for the provision of services based on the socio-economic needs of the community in Africa cannot be overemphasized. 

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REF: EB/SH/04/18                                                           

NEWS 

STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY TEST AND CAREER COUNSELLING SESSIONS HELD IN NAIROBI (MARCH 2018)

SAAJ Nairobi with the support of the Education Board of the Africa Federation hosted a career guidance and counselling session for students and parents held from 9th – 10th March and 17th – 18th March, at the Jaffery Islamic Centre in Nairobi.

On the 9th and 10th of March, twenty-eight students, enrolled between Grade 9 to Grade 13 completed their Strong Interest Inventory ® Assessment – which included individual pre-counselling sessions for each student conducted by Mrs Shama Dewji, followed by an online assessment. This assessment is one of the world’s most respected and widely used career planning tools and provides robust insights into a student's career interests. It helps the students discover potential careers they may not have considered and gives them a wealth of information about how they approach the world of work.

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Circular No: JMT/128/18                                                



Under the provisions of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa Constitution, Clause 21 (d), the Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi has appointed the following as Nominated Councillors of the Africa Federation for the term 2016 - 2019. 

  1. Alhaj Muslim Hassanali            Dar-es-Salaam
  2. Mrs. Nasrin Nanji                    Dar-es-Salaam
  3. Mrs. Tahera Shivji                   Nairobi


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AFED SOLIDARITY DAY CHARITY WALK IN PERSPECTIVE

Sunday the 7th July 2013 was a cold day but the 49 participants, young and old braved the cold weather of Arusha, simply out of love and devotion towards the noble cause of participating in the AFED Solidarity Day Charity Walk, also this was the first of its kind in the history of the Arusha Jamaat, and it is always a privilege to be counted as the pioneers.

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