Report No. 0084 MUHARRAM 1440 A.H  OCT, 2018

Bilal Tanga carried out various activities in order to commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s) . Majlis along with azaadari and Nyaaz were carried out in all 36 centres for the first 12 nights of Muharram 1440 A.H.

Majlis was also arranged for ladies during daytime. Other activities like Live Radio programmes were also conducted during the Holy month.

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The people of Mackinnon road rural centre do not have proper access to any form of computer education. This obviously means that they cannot benefit from the vast array of learning options based on computers and also their lack of computer skills is potentially a big impediment to future job opportunities.

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The Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya conducted a 5-day IT training seminar at Bahakanda Primary School in Kwale County from 6th to 10th August 2018. The Principal of Bahakanda Primary School, neighbouring our Husayni Centre requested the Mission to allow our IT technician to train their teachers on how to use computers and tablets that were provided to the school by the Ministry of Education. Since BMMK’s mission is to build self reliant and independent communities, the administration of the Mission assisted in sending the IT technician to facilitate in this training.

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“Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala”

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, this is the Month where Muslims commemorate the tragedy that befell the household of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his progeny.

The grandson of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w) Imam Husayn (As) son of Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s) and Fatimah (a.s) Bint Muhammad (s.a.w.w) was martyred on 10th Muharram 61 A.H in the plains of Karbala by the army of Yazid bin Muawiya.
This tragedy of Karbala, as is famously known, presents the everlasting struggle between right and wrong – justice and injustice.

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Ref: AF/PR/58/2018                                                  

The MV Nyerere ferry as reported was carrying more than 300 passengers, including children capsized near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria on Thursday, 20th September 2018, 41 passengers rescued while death toll climbs to 224. AFED has been in constant communication with the Mwanza Jamaat leadership since the incident took place.

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Tunduru is situated in Ruvuma Region in southern Tanzania. In 1950s Ruvuma, Lindi and Mtwara regions were all called the Southern Province. The distance from Dar es Salaam to Tunduru by road is 520 Kms.

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MUHARRAM IN LINDI – 2018 (1440 A.H.)


Muharram the month of reflection and reformation, the month to remember the martyrs and the battle of Karbala in 61 A.H. (680 AD) it is the month of mourning and when “Labbaik Ya Hussein” is heard the loudest. Muharram an opportunity for us to serve in every aspect possible for the love of Imam Hussein (a.s).

The preparation for the first 12 days starts a month before whereby the Jamaat makes arrangement for the Zakir and Zakira, Majlis, Azadari and Nyaz. On the other side, youths prepare to participate for different activities such as Juloos, Karbala model/project and more.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/153/18                                                 


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 1440 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 6.48 a.m. on Tuesday 9th October 2018 i.e. 29th Muharram 1440 A.H.
On Tuesday 9th October 2018 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 11 hours 28 minutes     
Moonset 6.43 p.m.
Time Duration 27 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      07.08 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 05.67 degrees


On Wednesday 10th October 2018 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 35 hours 28 minutes     
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 19 minutes
Cresent Elongation at Sunset      18.80 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 17.99 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 7 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.

REF: EB/SH/09/18                                                  

ANNUAL REPORT (2017-2018)

With the growing student population from Africa in Manipal, Africa Federation facilitated an apartment on rental that would be used by the students as a center for religious purposes with the aim to assist our community students studying within the region.  The Masumeen Islamic center in Manipal is being managed by the Student Association, with volunteers from amongst the students themselves conducting various programs.  We are grateful to Dr. Mohammed Kazim Sheriff and his family who closely monitor the center and assist whenever required.  The Centre is financially supported by Education Board of Africa Federation.

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Ref: PR/AF/57/2018                                                 

Alhamdulillah, we are blessed to once again witness the season when the Shia Community commemorate the event of the great martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS), that took place in Karbala, Iraq in 61 A.H. 

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In his cricket sweater and white flannels Agha Mehdi looked every inch an elegant cricketer. His smooth run up and the momentum that he gathered as he came in to bowl his right arm fast medium deliveries at Mnazi Moja’s first pitch or Khalifa ground enlivened the Zanzibar cricket scene and is still etched on memory.
A man of few words and always smiling Marhum Agha Mehdi was calm, cool and a gentle person. Never one to throw tantrums or indulge in any form of controversy, he was sportsman personified.
Agha Mehdi was always among wickets and spearheaded Zanzibar’s opening attack with Akber Dedhar. Both had splendid bowling action.

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