CIRCULAR NO: JMT/187/16                                                                 

AGENDA

Notice is hereby given that the 78th Session of the Supreme Council of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, will Insha’allah be held on Sunday 1st May 2016 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
 
The Agenda of the Session will be as follows:



Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

The Arusha LDP Alumni group had an opportunity to upgrade themselves through a session on "Communication with Self Awareness” held on 16th January 2016.

The short two hour Session was conducted by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Sr. Shama Dewji and Sr. Mumtaz Ladak, the facilitators from CBG of Africa Federation.

Self-Awareness was made possible through small talk, anticipating problems and suggesting solutions by involving people.  To further the communication process, calculative moves on a “to-do” list delegated properly, resulted in all those present, smiling their way towards progress.

The Arusha LDP Alumni are hopeful that this upgrading session will assist them to understand each other better, to be able to improve their understanding of the community at large.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/186/16                                                                   


We are pleased to inform all our Jamaats that the DVD of The Khoja Documentary – A Journey of Faith is now available from the Secretariat office of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
 
This Documentary Movie, an amazing account of the Journey is a must to watch by all Community members and is a treasure that each household should have.
 
Jamaats and Community members who wish to obtain these copies can contact the Africa Federation Secretariat office to obtain their copy.  Each copy will cost US Dollars Five (US $ 5) or Tanzanian Shillings Ten Thousand (T.shs 10,000).

Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

Ref: CHB/HB/55/16                                                                    

DIABETES - A MAJOR RISK FACTOR FOR KIDNEY DISEASE

WORLD KIDNEY DAY 

10th March is the day internationally recognized as World Kidney Day. The aim of this Special Bulletin is to promote awareness of health aspects related to Kidney which is one of the most essential organs in the human body. Kidney related health issues are on the rise due to various factors such as improper diet and other health conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure. These factors are affecting individuals irrespective of age.
 
The Central Health Board (CHB) wishes to utilize this opportunity to encourage community members to promote education regarding health concerns, routine testing for kidney function to allow early detection in case of any conditions and to generally create a healthy lifestyle. Please help us spread the message and assist us in building a healthier community.

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Archives Section (Part 2) 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

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BEST STUDENT AWARD
YEAR 2015

Eligibility
The Student of the Year Award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination “O” levels during the academic year January 2015 to December 2015. All applicants should follow the guidelines outlined below to stand a good chance of receiving the award.

Jamat Responsibility/Deadline
All students’ applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat’s Education Board Representatives latest by 31st March 2016.  Local Jamaat’s will be responsible to publicize these services, conduct research in their own areas; scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward only Two Proposed names (one boy and one girl) to the Education Board Secretariat office by 14th April 2016.

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PIRBHAI VISRAM FIRST LANDS IN LAMU, KENYA – 1897 (Part 3)

Pirbhai Visram Kaka’s Travels File:  
 
This section covers our community in Uganda, Congo, Ruanda-Urundi (presently Rwanda and Burundi)
 
In 1940, Pirbhai Visram (Kaka) who lived in Bukoba opened a branch in Kampala, Uganda. The branch started growing steadily and it ventured in coffee business in 1942.  Pirbhai’s eldest son Gulamali operated the business.  Gulamali was known for his diligence, knowledge and business acumen. They sold their Bukoba Coffee Factory to Rashid Moledina and moved to Kampala. Pirbhai Kaka then lived in Kampala till his death. Relating to the settlement of our community in Kampala, Kaka writes:
 
“Although I moved to Uganda in 1945, I travelled to Kampala quite often after Tanganyika came under British mandate in 1918. I will therefore try to recall about families settled in Uganda: “
 
Community members started establishing their business from 1902 onwards. Sheth Bahadurali Mawji established business in Jinja and Kampala in 1904.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/185/16                                                  

MOON FORECAST – JAMADI UL AAKHAR 1437 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi ul Aakhar 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 4.56 a.m. on Wednesday 9th March 2016 i.e. 29th Jamadi ul Awwal 1437 A.H.
 
On Wednesday 9th March 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.39 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 13 hours 44 minutes       
Moonset 7.04 p.m.
Time Duration 26 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset        07.06 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 05.28 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Thursday 10th March 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.38 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 37 hours 43 minutes       
Moonset 7.57 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 19 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset        21.12 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 18.03 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.55 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 5 degrees North of West, 10 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st JAMADI UL AAKHAR 1437 AH ON FRIDAY 11TH MARCH 2016.
 
 
Secretariat

Ref: AFED/PR/73/16                                                                

AFED - MARCHING TOWARDS ITS LONG TERM VISION

The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Phase II of the Umoja Complex – The First Commercial Project of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa was held in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday 14th February 2016 to coincide with the Birth Anniversary of Holy Lady Sayyeda Zaynab (AS).

The Complex located on a prime plot No. 11 Vingunguti Industrial Area, Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam, has 20 Warehouses of which 15 have already been rented out.

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Ref: CHB/HB/54/16                                                                        

BENEFITS OF SPORTS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Your body needs regular physical activity in order to maintain strength, stamina, cardiovascular health and proper blood circulation. Your mind needs activity to stay sharp and balanced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of intense aerobic activity per week, as well as twice a week weight resistance training. The benefits of changing your lifestyle from a sedentary one to an active one are significant, and it doesn’t take that much effort to reap the rewards.

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