Ref: CHB/HB/58/16                                                                                

HEPATITIS A: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

What is Hepatitis A?
 
Hepatitis is a general term that means inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the liver. Inflammation of the liver can result from infection, exposure to alcohol, certain medications, chemicals, poisons, or from a disorder of the immune system.
 
Hepatitis A Causes:
 
The cause of hepatitis A is hepatitis A virus (HAV) that is transmitted person to person by contaminated foods, water or other drinks (including ice), blood, stool, and direct contact. The virus enters through the epithelium in the mouth and migrates to the liver over a period of about two to six weeks.

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LATE HAIDERALI MOHAMMEDALI KASSAM CHINAI - REUNION

Haideralibhai was born on 20th March 1918 in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. He studied till class six in French and Gujrati School. Side by side he studied Qur’an and Urdu language from Sunni Jamaat and Dawoodi Bohora Muallims. In 1935 he joined his father and uncle’s business till the year 1940 when his father started new business and took him as a partner. This company had a branch in Tananarive where Haideralibhai managed the business for one year it was in the year 1956. In 1958 he moved to Mauritius and Reunion to open new branches. Finally he decided to settle in Reunion in year 1958.

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Report No.057                                                                                        

SECULAR EDUCATION

In its endeavours to develop and support Shia boys and girls to acquire both religious as well as secular education, Bilal Muslim Mission Tanga Branch during the month of Jamadil Awwal 1437 A.H. sponsored 16 boys and girls into VETA–Tanga. These students are acquiring different skills such as Carpentry, Masonry, Tailoring etc. and their tuition as well as boarding is fully sponsored by our Tanga Branch.

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Archives Section (Part 5) Down the Memory Lane Photographs

A CHARITY WALK ORGANISED IN DAR-ES-SALAAM ON 9TH FEBRUARY 1986


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Ref: CHB/HB/57/16                                                                            

HEAT STROKE: CAUSES AND PREVENTION

What is Heat Stroke?
 
Heat stroke is an emergency condition where the body's core temperature is markedly elevated after being exposed to high environmental temperatures combined with neurologic symptoms and loss of body thermal auto regulation (ability of the brain to control the body temperature). Heat stroke has also been termed sunstroke and hyperthermia; heat stroke is a medical emergency.
 
Heat Stroke Causes:
 
The major cause of heat stroke is prolonged exposure to high temperatures and/or doing strenuous activity in hot weather condition. The body's ability to control the core temperature (sweating, evaporative cooling, for example) is overwhelmed by heat.
 
Infants, children, pregnant females and the elderly are at higher risk for heat stroke because they are less able to control their core temperature.

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THE KHOJA SHIA ITHNA ASHERI MOSQUE IN BAGAMOYO

The Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Mosque in Bagamoyo was built in the year 1889. Once a thriving town, Bagamoyo was an important port entry in Eastern Africa coast, the Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri community from Kutch and Kathiawad landed in Bagamoyo like in Kilwa, Lamu and Zanzibar over a century ago, the Bagamoyo Mosque was built in 1889 to cater for the growing population of our community, there is also a Kabrastan nearby where several community members are buried. Many of our community members in around 1905 started to move out from Bagamoyo to Dar es Salaam and other places, by late 1960s, there were only two to three families of Khoja Shia Ithnaasheris who remained in Bagamoyo.

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Ref No:  PR/AF/74/2016                                                                     

Haji Nazarali Imambargha at Kurla, Mumbai – India

Historical Background

The founder of the Imambargha is Haji Nazarali Dewji Jamal, one of the six sons of Dewji Jamal. He purchased the land in 1905 in the memory of his father. The original building was about 2,000 sq ft and was constructed by him and his brother in law Noor Mohammed Hemraj from their own funds.
 
They also formed the 'KSI Imambargha and Kabrastan Trust on 11th August 1921 and handed over the Imambargha property to this Trust for the general benefit of the Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri community.
 
Haji Nazarali Dewji Jamal passed away in Mumbai on 18th October 1930. He is buried in Kerbala in Wadi al Qadeem graveyard. (May Allah (SWT) grant him maghferat and elevate his status, Ameen)  

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Alhaj Noormohamed Jivraj – Arua, Uganda
  

In 1915, Murabbi Noormohamed Jivraj became the first Ithnaasheri to settle in Arua. He was 29 years old at that time. Noormohamed was 19 when he travelled by dhow from India to Mombasa. From Mombasa he travelled by train to Kisumu and onwards by boat to Entebbe. He then walked 21 miles to reach Kampala. He worked for 5 years at Datoo Damji. In 1910, he went to Masindi, 130 miles from Kampala to start his own business. Masindi was undeveloped, with all houses made of mud and thatched roofs. After five years in Masindi, he moved to Arua where he opened a shop. He also opened another shop in Karuma, 14 miles away in the Congo. In 1921 he went to India and returned in 1928. By this time there were already ten Indian families in Arua and a few sturdy homes had been built.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/194/16                                                   

MOON FORECAST – RAJAB 1437 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 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 2.25 p.m. on Thursday 7th April 2016 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1437 A.H.
 
On Friday 8th April 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:           

Sunset  6.24 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset  27 hours 59 minutes     
Moonset 7.29 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 05 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      16.04 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 14.32 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will be quite low on the horizon 12 degrees North of West, 4 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RAJAB 1437 AH ON SATURDAY 9TH APRIL 2016
 
 
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Archives Section (Part 4) Down the Memory Lane Photographs
 
A CHARITY WALK ORGANISED IN DAR-ES-SALAAM ON 9TH FEBRUARY 1986 FOR THE DAR ES SALAAM JAMAAT HOSPITAL PROJECT
 
Elders of our community have always remained in forefront in Charity and in other Community events, this is a clear testimony of the strong Solidarity and Unity of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheris – This should be preserved.
 

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