Seen here in the photograph is Hon. Mayor Alhaj Juma Swedi, Deputy Mayor Salum Juma Karwani, Town Director, Town Engineer, Health Officer and Councillors.



The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 1437 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 11.46 p.m. on Tuesday 2nd August 2016 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1437 A.H.


 The primary mission of the Africa Youth Network - the youth board of Africa Federation - is "Cultivating and strengthening youth networks to develop the youth for tomorrow: educated, socially aware and vibrant followers of the Ahlul Bayt (AS)".

To this effect, I am proud to introduce our core team. The team members have displayed a versatile and talented skill-set, diverse experience in working in youth affairs and development work and great dedication. In addition to this core team, youth representatives from each jamaat will provide their input, support and unique perspective to ensure the development needs of the youth are addressed at a holistic level. Please find below brief profiles for each of our core team.

Qamber Somji was born and brought up in Mombasa, Kenya. After completing his primary and secondary education at Jaffery Academy in Mombasa, he pursued higher education in Malaysia where he graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Marketing and Management from Oxford Brookes University.

With a keen interest in the community activities, Qamber has served as the Hon. Asst. Secretary of Mombasa Jamaat for two years, from 2009 to 2011 and is currently the Hon. Secretary of Jaffery Medical and Welfare Board of Mombasa. A dedicated volunteer started from a very young age and continues to do so. Qamber has also worked in the Africa Federation Sports Council as a committee member for the last seven years.

Sajjad Karamsi was born in Dar es Salaam, and went to primary and secondary school in Nairobi, and has lived there for most of his life. He currently works as a business analyst for a credit and big data analytics consultancy and holds a degree in economics, statistics and finance from the University of Cape Town where he undertook his studies.

Sajjad is currently also involved at Haydari Madressah, Nairobi, and has taken part in various programs initiatives by SAAJ, Nairobi and Africa Federation, including the Africa Federation Youth Camp in 2015.


Ref: CHB/HB/61/16                                                               


The Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. Every year, millions of Muslims are travelling to Makah to perform Hajj.
The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th through to 13th day of the 12th month in the Islamic calendar (Dhu al-Hijjah). The Islamic calendar is eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the western world. In 2016, it is expected that Hajj will fall between 9th -14th September 2016.

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Mohamedraza Fazel Meghji – Mogadishu (1911-1966)

Br Mohamedraza Fazel Meghji was born in Pangani in 1911. There was German rule in Tanganyika at that time. His father had a shop at a place called Kihuhui, on the Moshi -Tanga road. Br Mohamedraza got his training in Religious Studies and Qur’an recitation in Pangani. In 1920, his father took him to Tanga for settlement. Unfortunately, certain circumstances arose which required the family to travel to India. Due to unavailability of regular ship services at the time, they had to charter a dhow to travel to their home town in India. Due to their stay taking four years, he took the advantage of his stay to enhance his education.   

In December 1924, Mohamedraza travelled from India to Zanzibar by the ship "Karagola" and onwards to Tanga from Zanzibar by the ship "Damra".

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CIRCULAR NO: AF/AYN/11/16                                           

The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to appoint Br. Aliraza M. Sumar to the post of Chairman of the Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) for the term 2016 - 2019.
Brief Profile
Aliraza Mohamed Sumar was born in 1991 in Tanga, Tanzania. He completed his primary and secondary education in the coastal city of Tanga. He is currently pursuing his bachelors’ degree in civil and construction engineering at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
A dedicated, passionate and task-oriented person who began volunteering at a young age, his inspiration towards the community services influenced by his father (who has served Tanga Jamaat for several years as a Madressah teacher, Managing Committee member and a trustee.)

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CIRCULAR NO: AFED/10/16                                             

Under the provisions of article 16 (a) of the Constitution of the Africa Federation, in my capacity of Chairman of the Africa Federation, I am pleased to appoint Alhaj Hussein A. Karim as the Honorary Secretary of the Africa Federation for the current term; 2016 - 2019.

Brief Profile
Alhaj Hussein Karim was born on 5th October, 1963 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He is married with five children.

He did his Primary education in Singida and Secondary education at Mawenzi Secondary School in Moshi. Thereafter he pursued IB at International School Moshi. He also studied Law at the Open University of Tanzania while in Moshi. He operates a successful business venture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

For a number of years, Hussein Bhai served in several public, religious and charitable institutions involved in social services to communities, thereby acquiring wide-ranging of experience in the office administration, personnel management and public relations.  

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CIRCULAR NO: AF/EB/09/16                                           

The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to appoint Alhaj Tehsin Takim as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Education Board for the term 2016 - 2019.
Brief Profile
Tehsin completed his primary and secondary education in Dar es Salaam, culminating with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.  He pursued his BA (Hon) in Political Science from the University of Toronto, followed by an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, UK.  He has business interests in the Travel and Tourism sector, as well as being a public speaking coach.  He has served on numerous Government Boards including the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority Consumer Council, the National College of Tourism Board of Advisors, and National Museum of Tanzania Advisory Council. 





Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, Tanga Branch organized a Grand Iftaar on Friday 1st of July 2016 in enhancing unity amongst Muslims of different sects in Tanga city.
The event was well attended with almost all the invited guests and dignitaries taking part, about 300 people attended this event.

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Fazal Alarakhia Khimji – Amongst the Early Pioneers of Tanga (1883-1916)

Fazal Alarakhia, younger brother of Shivji, arrived in Pangani in 1900 after a sea voyage from India. He was 20 years old. He joined in the employment of Shermohamed Alidina where he worked for eight years. He then moved to Tanga and started his own business. At that time, Tanga was a very small town which looked like a big plantation with houses made of mud and thatched roof from coconut trees. Being a coastal town, there was a substantial population of fishermen. The area where the Post Office and Karimjee Jivanjee office stand today were previously occupied by fishermen’s huts.

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