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A Charity Walk was organized by the Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat Medical Sub-Committee to raise funds for a construction of Hospital for Dar es Salaam Jamaat.  Marhum Alhaj Murtaza Lakha – Barrister at-Law was the Chairman of the fund raising committee.

Unfortunately the intended Plot could not be acquired from the Government and the collected amount was handed over to Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat for future hospital project.

Late Agha Sayyid Lavasani, the then Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tanzania led the walk which started from the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat Mosque after Fajr prayers and ended at the residence of Alhaj Aunali Kassam in Migombele, Msasani area.

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Below is an important message and a very interesting read for all the youth in our community, especially for those who are socially active university students. Please take some time out to read this beautiful advice from our Marjae because the future of the community depends on the youth of today.
Aliraza Sumar
Hon. Secretary AYN

I would like advise the dear youth – for whom I am just as concerned as I am for myself and my own family – with eight recommendations that lead to complete felicity in this life and the next, and sum up the revelations of Allah, the Glorified, to His creation, the admonitions of the sages and righteous ones among His servants, as well as what I have learnt by means of personal experience and discovered through study.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/179/16                                                                

The World Federation is organizing an Islamic Short Course for Couples aged between 22 – 40 years, from 25th March to 3rd April 2016 in Qum, Iran.  Applications are limited for 14 person’s only i.e. seven couples.
The course is ideal for couples to gain a deeper understanding of Islam and each other, whilst performing the Ziyarat of Imam al-Ridha (AS) and Sayyida Fatima al-Ma’sooma (AS).

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/178/16                                                                  


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi-ul Awwal 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 5.40 p.m. on Monday 8th February 2016 i.e. 28th Rabi ul Aakhar 1437 A.H.
On Tuesday 9th February 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.48 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset      25 hours  09 minutes   
Moonset 7.34 p.m.
Time Duration 46 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     13.20 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 10.13 degrees



The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.05 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 8 degrees South of West, 8 degrees North of where the sun had set.

Ref: AK/PR/2016/70                                                              

The Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and the Hon Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, made a visit to Antananarivo, Madagascar from 27th to 30th December, 2015.

It was another opportunity for the Chairman and the Hon. Secretary to hold discussions with the Conseil Regional of Madagascar (CROI) Vice Chairman, Alhaj Mamodraza Jivan and the Secretary General, Alhaj Anil Alimahomad. The AFED officials also met the President of Antananarivo Jamaat, Alhaj Arzou-Raza Alibay. The discussions were mainly centered on the community matters, unity and the challenges faced by several Jamaats, including economic hardships and finding methods to deal with them.

It was an occasion for the Chairman of Africa Federation to address community members of Antananarivo Jamaat. He provided a brief outlook of the various activities being undertaken by Africa Federation in the region and also bidding farewell to the Jamaat leadership and members of the community.

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Our Ref: JMT/Arusha/16                                                                                     

The Milad un Nabii celebrations organized by the KSI Jamaat Arusha Community members in collaboration with Bakwata (The Muslim Council of Tanzania), Arusha Branch were held on 23rd and 24th December 2015.
The Program included a Zafa’a (procession) which started at 04.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. on 23rd December 2015 wherein members from different faiths participated in the procession.

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Gulamhussein Remtulla Hansraj – Soroti, Uganda

Gulamhussein bhai arrived in Africa at the age of 12 and joined in the employment of Esmail Khimji’s branch in Lindi, under a three year contract at a salary of 1000 kodis which was equivalent of 300 rupees for 3 years. He arrived in Lindi in 1906 and at that time the Ithnaasheri community’s population was 200. The names of few of the traders at that time were as follows: Ali Walli, Kassamali Walli, Esmail Haji Khimji, Jaffer Najak, Moledina Karim Waaras, Alidina Walli Khaki, Gulamhussein Remtulla Pardhan, Alidina Mohamed Sajan, Moledina Mohamed, Gulamali Jaffer, Moledina Sumar, Allarakhia Sumar, Murji Moledina, Hirji Merali, Talib Dossa, Jaffer Premji, Pirmohamed Janmohamed and Mulla Esmail Gulamhussein. There were several others whose names he did not remember but he could recall the above as they were all from Kutch Mundra. There was only one Ismaili family.

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Ref: CHB/HB/52/16                                                                       


What is DVT? 

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one of the deep veins in the body.
Blood clots that develop in a vein are also known as venous thrombosis. DVT usually occurs in a deep leg vein, a larger vein that runs through the muscles of the calf and the thigh.

It can cause pain and swelling in the leg and may lead to complications such as pulmonary embolism.
This is when a piece of blood clot breaks off into the bloodstream and blocks one of the blood vessels in the lungs.
DVT and pulmonary embolism together are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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Marhum Haji Mohamedali Janmohamed Kessani was born in Mikindani, southern Tanganyika in 1896. His father Janmohamed Kessani was born in Mundra, Kutch and had lived for many years in Mikindani where he died. After the death of his father in 1900, Mohamedalibhai’s relatives arranged for him to be sent to a boarding primary school in Mumbai. He completed Level 2 Gujarati primary education in 1902. A renowned businessman from Mogadishu, Fazalbhai Hasham, while in Mumbai, offered him a job and he travelled with him to Mogadishu in 1908. After working at Fazalbhai for 15 years, he started his own business.

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“Together WE Can Make a Difference”

“If a man like Muhamed were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness.”  George Bernard Shaw

Michael H Hart in his book The 100, Ranking of the most Influential Persons in History selected Prophet Muhammed (SAWW) as the most influential person, his reason was that it was only Prophet Muhammed who was supremely successful in both religious and secular levels.
To mark the birth anniversary of this Great and Noble Personality, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized Milad Un Nabii (SAWW) Celebrations on 30th December 2015 at the Bilal Hall, Mombasa. The function attracted Muslims brothers from all corners of Mombasa and it’s environ. Qaswida were recited by various individuals.

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Muballigheen Development Program
December 2015
“Together WE can make a Difference”

"If a person gains knowledge and does not act upon it, it is just like a person has treasure and does not use it” Imam Jaffer AlSadiq

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” Bejamin Franklin

For the sixth consecutive year, the Mission in collaboration with IEB of World Federation of KSIMC, The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa and the Central Bilal Board organized a ten day workshop for muballigheen and muballighat in an effort to create a platform to share knowledge and experience.

The workshop attracted 85 participants from various organizations in Kenya, Tanzanian and Uganda. The lead facilitator for the seminar was Sheikh Ayub Rashid from the United Kingdom.  The workshop commenced on 22nd to the 31st of December 2015 at Bilal Hall.

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