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The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Mahe Ramadhan 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 6.01 a.m. on Sunday 5th June 2016 i.e. 29th Shaban 1437 A.H.
On Sunday 5th June 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.14 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 12 hours 13 minutes       
Moonset 6.44 p.m.
Time Duration 31 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset        07.42 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 06.16 degrees


On Monday 6th June 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:         

Sunset 6.14 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 36 hours 13 minutes       
Moonset 7.44 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset        20.10 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 19.25 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.32 p.m., when the crescent will inshaaAllah be 22 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of  where the sun had set.


Hussein Day - 1993 in Dar-es-Salaam organized by Ithna Asheri Union Volunteer Corps (IUVC) – A Section under Ithna Asheri Union - (Part Two)

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Report No. 059 of Rajab 1437 A.H. - May 2016


Public Speaking Workshop – Enhancing the Talents

BMM-Tanga branch organized a two-day workshop on Public Speaking skills with the help of Br. Akil Lalji and Br. Ali Seif of Arusha on the 24th and 25th of April 2016.

About 30 male teachers from all our centres benefitted from this workshop.

We are very grateful to Br. Akil Lalji and Br .Ali Seif for accepting our invitation and coming all the way from Arusha to Tanga to assist in training our teachers on Public Speaking. May the Almighty reward them amply for their efforts.

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In Memoriam - Marhum Haji Alibhai Ebrahim (1889-1962)

New Picture 3Alibhai Ebrahim sailed from India at the age of 13 in 1902 for Dar es Salaam. He then went to Lindi and joined in the shop of his brother. In 1904 he returned to Dar es Salaam. At that time the country was under the German rule. In Dar es Salaam he started the business of hiring hand-carts and rickshaws. There were no motor vehicles at that time so hand-carts were used to move merchandise from the port. Most of the businessmen were in Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam was a very small town.
The Ithna-Asheri community in Dar es Salaam was about 200. The Imambara was made up of corrugated iron sheets and namaz was also conducted at the same place. With the cooperation of community members the mosque was built in 1907. The main mode of transport was by foot, except for the wealthy, old and the sick who used machera (litter - carried by porters). The railway was introduced in 1905. Most of the houses in Dar es Salaam were made up of mud with the exception of those belonging to German officers and some among the wealthy. Dar started booming after the construction of the railway.
The Musafarkhana was built in 1912 with some trust money held by Nasser Virji. A new Imambara was built in 1941 entirely from the contribution by members. Mr Gulamhussein Virji had put a lot of effort towards the construction of the Imambara.

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The Africa Federation Solidarity Day Adhoc Committee presents The Mahdi Series which are a series of short lectures on our living Imam by Sheikh Nuru Mohamed. Episode two is aired "Importance of Charity in the month of Shaaban".  Click on the link below to watch and share.

Message from Alhaj Shabir Najafi, Chairman of the Africa Federation
 on the auspicious occasion of 15th Shab’an 1437 (2016)

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

The glad tiding revealed in the Holy Qur’an, in Surah al Baqarah Verse, 2:274

“Those who give to charity by night and by day, secretly and publicly, they will have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve”

My dear Community Members,
Salaamun Alaikum,

We are approaching the blessed Night (Shabe-Bara’at) and Day of 15th Shab’an, a Night where the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life and death and welfare of the people, a Night where He has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him in earnest. Amongst the blessings of this Night is the birth of the Imam of our Time - Imam al Mahdi (ATFS) in Samarra, Iraq in the year 255 A.H.  On this great occasion, I on behalf of my Office Bearers and myself wish all Community members – Khushali Mubarak and request you all to keep the Community members, and especially those who are undergoing various challenges and difficulties in your prayers for their relief and good health.

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