Mohamedali G. R. Hansraj of Soroti, Uganda
(1923-2009)


“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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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/79/17                                                  





We are pleased to announce that The Africa Federation Sports Festival 2017 is being hosted by Shia Asna Ashri Jamaat (SAAJ) of Nairobi, Kenya during the holidays from 22nd to the 30th of December 2017. The plans are to bring together participants from across Africa and around the world in a sporting event not to be missed. The Festival shall be for gents only, consisting of Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Golf, Badminton and Table Tennis games.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/78/17                                                  



The Africa Federation Sports Council is the sports body of the Africa Federation whose objective is:
 
To invigorate the community, especially the youth, and build bonds of friendship and solidarity through sports activities.

The Vision of the Current Team of the Sports Council is: 

  1. Each Member Jamaat should have an active and contemporary sporting body, looking after the sporting and physical needs for the members of the Jamaat. 
  2. Every sporting body of the Jamaat should have synchronised Aims and Objectives in sports and physical activities aligned to that of the Sports Council to meet up with our goals. 
  3. To incorporate every head of the sporting body of the Jamaat to be a member of the Sports Council to ease closer coordination and communications. 
  4. To help identify, nurture and support sporting talents in the community. 
  5. To participate in all sporting activities held by the Jamaats in collaboration with the Afed Sports Council. 
  6. To make the Sports Council Self Sufficient in its operations within 3 years.

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REMEMBERING OUR PAST LEADER – A GREAT PERSONALITY
WHO INSPIRED MANY AND MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE SOCIETY

 Nurmohamed Kalyan travelled to the Island of Zanzibar from India in 1880 at the age of 10. He had two brothers Esmail Kalyan and Sachedina Kalyan. The Kalyan family is one of the first families to settle in East Africa. After 10 years in Zanzibar, the family moved to Kenya.
 
Murrabbi Abdulhussein was born in Zanzibar in 1901. He obtained his primary school education in Zanzibar and moved to Mombasa in 1913. After two years in Mombasa, he established the famous A H Nurmohamed & Co Ltd. which later had several branches in East Africa.

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AFED Remembers Marhum Alhaj Zulfikar Khimji (1950 – 2004)

The Africa Federation Secretariat requests all Community members to remember Marhum Alhaj Zulfikar Haiderali Khimji with a Sura-e-Fateha who passed away tragically in Nairobi on Sunday 18th July 2004.
 
Marhum Zulfikar Khimji served as the Chairman of Africa Federation for the term 2001 – 2003 and was reelected for the term 2003 – 2007, the tenure in which he sadly passed away.
 
Marhum Zulfikar bhai initiated the Solidarity Day Appeal during his tenure and also promoted the Higher Education Scheme.



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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/77/17                                                   

MOON FORECAST – ZILKAAD 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 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 12.47 p.m. on Sunday 23rd July 2017 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1438 A.H.
 
On Monday 24th July 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.23 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 29 hours 36 minutes     
Moonset 7.31 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 08 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      15.49 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 14.52 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

 
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 17 degrees North of West, 3 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st ZILKAAD 1438 AH ON TUESDAY 25TH JULY 2017.
 
 
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MARHUM HAJI ABDULLA KHIMJI AND MARHUM MOHAMED ABDULLA KHIMJI OF DAR ES SALAAM

Haji Abdulla Khimji was born in Kera, Kutch, India and migrated to Africa at a young age. Our community in Pangani and Tanga area vividly remember the generosity and leadership of Haji Saheb. During the heydays of Pangani, he commanded deep respect with the German Government authorities.
 
He was a resident of Dar es Salaam for many years. Due to his public services and integrity, the Tanganyika British Governor, Sir Cameron appointed him as Asian community representative in the Legislative Assembly.
 
Marhum’s wife Kulsumbai established Madressa and recited majalis in Kutchi. They had two sons Mohamed and Gulamali and seven daughters: Zainab Hussein Dharamsi, Maryam Gulamali Remtulla Manji, Shirin Gulamali Abdulrasul, Sakina M K Mithani, Fatma Janmohamed Dhirani, Zehra Akberali Mohamedtaki Kanji and Amina Gulamabbas Mohamedtaki Kanji. 

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A UNIQUE OCCASION OF THE NEW MOSQUE AND IMAMBARA FOR SONGEA

The opening ceremony of new Mosque and Imambara was done with great fanfare on 24 Zilhaj 1384 (April 1964). The mosque and Imambara were constructed through generous donation from the families of Marhum Ladhabhai Dinani and Marhum Jadavji Dhanji. The Honorary Secretary of Songea Jamaat, Alhaj Fidahussein Haji Mohamed Khaki spoke on this occasion. He said the community had finally been able to fulfill the need for these institutions, after having settled in Songea 35 to 40 years ago.

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Eid-ul Fitr - 1438 / 2017
 

Message from the Chairman of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, Alhaj Shabir H. Najafi
 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honorable of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. Surely, Allah is All-knowing and All-aware.

Holy Qur’an Surah Al-Hujurat, Verse 49:13

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