CIRCULAR NO: AFED/AFTAB/25/16                                


The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Seyed Hassan Naqvi as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Tabligh Board for the term 2016 - 2019.
 
Seyed Hassan has served in the same position for two terms, from 2011 – 2016. His vast experience and dedication in the field of Tabligh will provide added advantage in meeting the goals and objectives of the Board. 
 
Brief Profile

Seyed Hassan Naqvi is the eldest son of late Maulana Seyed Ansar Hussein Naqvi one of the first Missionaries to serve our community in Africa.
 
Seyed Hassan is the Director of Thornswift Investments Ltd. and operating a transport & logistics company based in Dar es Salaam since 2007.

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BMM/ADMIN/013/1437                                            

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA ORGANIZES A CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CPD) FOR MUBALIGHEEN

A Continuous Development Program (CPD) for Mubaligheen was hosted by the Bilal Muslim Mission, Kigoma branch covering Mubaligheen from Lake and West Zones of Tanzania. It was held from 28th August to 3rd September 2016 and attended by 35 Muballigheen from centers that include Tabora, Singida, Kagera, Kigoma and Mwanza.

The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Chairman of Central Bilal Board (CBB) Alhaj Mohsin Lalji (Sheni) who was the Chief Guest; he lauded the Mubaligheen with appreciation of the Tabligh work being carried out.
 
The CBB Chairman also advised further that in order to develop and enhance the Tabligh activities the Mubaligheen should emphasize unity between the Muslim Ummah and to carry out Tabligh with wisdom.

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Report No.063                                                  

ZILKAAD 1437 A.H. REPORT IN BRIEF

LABBAYK ALLAHUMA LABBAYK



Once again BMM-Tanga sponsored its Hawza student who stood first in Exams to visit the House of Allah (SWT). This year the lucky student is  Abdallah Mgomba of 4th year at Al Qaaim Hawza. We thank the generous donor for making this spiritual journey possible and pray to the Almighty to reward them in this world and the hereafter.

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Ref: AF/PR/2016/006                                           


At about 3.27 p.m. on Saturday, 10th September, 2016, an earthquake of 5.9 (initially reported as 5.7 magnitude on Richter scale) was recorded at a depth of 6 miles (10km), 27 miles (44km) from the northwestern town of Bukoba and near the western shore of Lake Victoria. The tremors of the earthquake were felt as far as Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya.  As the Earthquake lasted for almost 45 seconds the devastation was substantial, flattening a great number of houses.
 
The death toll has risen to 16 and about 253 reported injured in the devastating earthquake. 840 Houses flattened, and 1264 damage structures and properties; as a result many families were rendered homeless. Much of the damage and many of the injuries and fatalities are believed to have been inflicted by building collapses in Bukoba in Kagera region, between Bukoba Town and the epicenter of the earthquake further to the North.

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My Dear Community Members,
 
Salaamun Alaikum.
 
On behalf of the Africa Federation Office Bearers, Trustees and Councilors, and on my own behalf, I extend our best wishes to you on the occasion of Eid ul Adha – The Festival of Sacrifice - “Eid Mubarak”.


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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/23/16                                       

PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Jamaats in Africa are informed that there will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Friday 16th September 2016 (14th Zilhajj 1437).
 
The eclipse will begin at 07.54 p.m. and will reach its maximum at 09.54 p.m.  The eclipse will end at 11.53 p.m. (East African time).



For more details, including animation for the eclipse visit:
http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2016-september-16
 
Moomineen are requested to offer Namaaz-e-Ayaat in the areas where the Eclipse visibly occurs.
 
Secretariat

Circular No: JMT/21/16                                                 


Under the provisions of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa Constitution, Clause 21 (d), the Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi has the pleasure to appoint the following as the Nominated Councillors of Africa Federation for the term 2016-2019.
 
Alhaj Amir Merali                          Mombasa
Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku                Mombasa
Alhaj Mohamed Nathoo                   Dar-es-Salaam
Alhaj Saeed Ali Vazir                      Kinshasa
Alhaj Salim Somji                          Bujumbura
Alhaj Rizwan Peera                        Arusha
Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji                 Dar-es-Salaam



We extend our heartiest congratulations to the above Councillors on their appointments, and wish them a successful and productive term.
 
 
Hussein A. Karim
Hon. Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/20/16                                                

INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHE RAJEEUN
 

Marhum Alhaj Mohamedtaki Jaffer Ibrahim - Zanzibar

The Secretariat has received with deep sorrow and grief the sad news of the death of Alhaj Mohamedtaki Jaffer Ibrahim; Marhum passed away peacefully at his home in Zanzibar in the early hours of Wednesday 31st August 2016 (27th Zilkaad 1437 AH) and was buried there the same evening.
 
Marhum was the Honorary Secretary of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Kuwwatul Islam Jamaat of Zanzibar for over a decade. He was a dedicated person who served the Community most diligently. In the past few months, he was in regular consultation with the Africa Federation Secretariat in Dar es Salaam regarding the new Constitution of KSI Kuwwat Jamaat.

He was instrumental in drafting the new Constitution which was later presented and unanimously adopted at the General Body meeting of the Jamaat.

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