Under the umbrella of MCE of the World Federation and Africa Federation Tabligh Board – AFTab, and with ardent support from the Madaris in Africa, the Teaching Skills Program and Micro Teach Sessions continue to be conducted for the wholesome development of Madrasah Teachers and students.

The following sessions were held during September to November 2016: 

  1. Micro Teach Sessions – Husayni Madrasah Girls Section, Dar es Salaam in September 2016
  2. Teaching Skils Program – Husayni Madrasah, Mombasa in September and October 2016
  3. Teaching Skills Program and Micro Teach Sessions – Husayni Madrasah Boys & Girls Section, Dar es Salaam and Yaadgare Murtazawi Madressa, Arusha in October & November 2016.

Below are brief reports of the above sessions.

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Following the visit by AFED Chairman Alhaj Shabir bhai Najafi and other Office Bearers to Madagascar in December 2016 to attend the Inauguration of the newly elected Chairman of Conseil Regional of Madagascar (CROI) Alhaj Sheikh Haniphe Akbaraly, AFED Chairman explained his vision for the current term of 2016-2019. This includes women empowerment, Higher Education and Affordable Housing for the Community. He explained that the objective is to build at least 200 units during the current term. The housing needs have been identified in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Mombasa and Antananarivo where our main population centres are and the challenges faced by the Community due to exorbitant rents being charged by the Landlords.
Shabir Bhai informed CROI management that the World Federation is aligned with the AFED vision and we shall work with CROI, partnering to build at least 50 units in Antananarivo for the first time middle income buyers.
In the meanwhile, AFED is pleased and appreciates a donation of a plot of approximately 1000 sq. m by Alhaj Navazaly bhai Molu for the Housing Project, where AFED jointly with the World Federation, CROI and other donors intends to construct a building of 50 flats.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/47/17                                      


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi ul Aakhar 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 5.59 p.m. on Sunday 26th February 2017 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Awwal 1438 A.H.
On Monday 27th February 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.43 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 24 hours 44 minutes     
Moonset 7.30 p.m.
Time Duration 47 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      12.21 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 10.35 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.00 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 4 degrees South of West, 5 degrees North of where the sun had set.


The Ithna-Asheris were among the early migrants to Mauritius from India in 1890s. Currently none of the descendants of first settlers of our community can be found in Mauritius. The first settlers were: Visram Ebrahim from Cutch, Rashid Alidina from Cutch and who was a leading sugar merchant of Mumbai, Hirji Khakoo, father of Peera Hirji of Zanzibar, Janmohamed Datoo of Cutch, Ratansi and Mohamed Dossa Khakuwani of Bhuj, and Allarkhia Dewji of Cutch, being the former partner of Karim Lalji Sajan of Mumbai.

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Ref: PR/AF/020/2017                                               

The Africa Federation (AFED) in collaboration with KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam has launched the first Rent-to-Own housing scheme in Dar es Salaam, where the beneficiary only pay a deposit of about 20% of the cost of the apartment and the rest is paid monthly as rental over the period of 12 years. Once fully paid, the renter becomes the owner of the apartment.

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Ref: PR/AF/19/2017                                                

The Africa Federation (AFED) delegation, comprising of the Hon. Secretary Alhaj Hussein Karim and Afed Councilor, Alhaj Arif Dhirani paid a visit to Tanga Jamaat from Friday 27th to Saturday, 28th January, 2016
The delegation met some elders and prominent members of the community as well as the Office Bearers of the Interim Committee of the Jamaat. The discussions centered on reviving the Madressah which is currently not operating and also to discuss the challenges facing the shrinking number of community members and general overview of economic activity in Tanga region.

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Madrasah Centre of Excellence in collaboration with Arica Federation Tabligh Board organized a Train the Trainer Programme for the purpose of building capacity and empowering the Teachers trained in Teacher Skills Programme to facilitate the same for more teachers from various Madaris within Africa region.

MCE Teacher Development Lead Facilitator and Instructor for TTT, Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi

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Do you have an interest in learning more about Shia Islam? World Federation are running a series of online courses called 'Introduction to Shia Studies'. The first course looks at Hadith with Shaykh Kumail Rajani.

This will include ten lessons running from March 2017 through to May 2017. To sign up, register your interest and more details will be sent to you.


Excerpt of Interview with Said Mohamed aka “Said Nyanya”

Said Mohamed, popularly known as Said “Nyanya” is a staunch supporter of Dsm Union Sports Club.  The most striking and admirable aspect of Said has been his sincerity and keenness for the prosperity of cricket among our youths.  In order to encourage our youths he would go to watch them if other more convenient ground exhibited better and more competitive cricket. Said offering his “Asr prayer” which coincides with tea break is a common sight at any ground. It reflects the pious nature of this humble and friendly soul. The following is an excerpt of the interview held with him:-

Q: Would you relate your personal background?

A: I was born in 1928 at Hadhramaut in Yemen and landed in Zanzibar at the age of 6 years.

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Have you registered your business on the Khoja Business Directory yet?
The Khoja Business Directory has been created to encourage business and trade between our community members.
Register your business today and benefit from other community members
in the same trade!

Register your business here!

The World Federation has launched its annual FILL MY CUP APPEAL 2017 to raise funds to provide a hot nutritious breakfast for children in East Africa.  This breakfast at school program provides hot porridge to students so they can find success in learning from a full stomach.

Across Africa, 23 million primary school children attend school hungry.  This has a severe effect on their ability to learn. Giving a child a healthy breakfast can improve their concentration, motivation and general behaviour.  This in turn will boost their academic performance and allow them to make the most of their education. 

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