Ref: PR/JMT/72/16                                                                    



Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi will be completing his 2nd term on 29th April 2016 as the Chairman of the Africa Federation; his tenure spans from 2010 to 2016. He addressed the community members, both gents and ladies on Saturday, February 13, on the night of the Wiladat of the Holy Lady Sayyeda Zaynab (S.A.). In his address, Anwar bhai provided a brief report on various achievements and the developments which Africa Federation embarked upon in the last 6 years, and the future plan. He also took opportunity to bid farewell to the Community members in Dar-es-Salaam and thank them for their support and co-operation extended to him and his team during the past six years, this period has witnessed transformation and growth.

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Report No 057 of Rabiul Thani 1437 AH (February 2016)                     

BILAL TANGA HOLDS MAULID OF THE HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) AND GRADUATION CEREMONY

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania – Tanga Branch organized Grand Maulid ceremony to celebrate the Birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) on the 23rd of January 2016.
 
The graduation ceremony was also held alongside the Maulid ceremony in Tanga for the final year students who graduated end of last year (2015).

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Ref: BMM/ADMIN/006/16                                                                   

BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF TANZANIA CONDUCTS FREE EYE CAMP IN MWANZA, TANZANIA

The Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania wrapped up the year (2015) by having a major free eye camp in Mwanza from 23rd- 27th December 2015. It was carried out at Lake Primary & Secondary school compound arranged through the curtsey of Br. Murtaza Alloo and BMMT Mwanza Branch Chairman, Alhaj Sibtain Meghjee in collaboration with the management of of Lake Schools, with the support of the Schools Manager Jagdish bhai Mehta. The surgeries were carried out at Sekou Toure Hospital Eye Clinic. The Morogoro Regional Hospital team members also participated.

 

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Ref: AFED/AFWB/16                                                                   

AFED WOMEN’S BOARD ESSAY COMPETITION ON LADY FATIMA (S.A.)

The Objective of the Essay is:
 
To educate women on the Islamic viewpoint of family ethics, to inculcate morals and spiritual values that form part of relationships between family members, and also to give an insight into the Life of our Role Models like the Lady of Light, Hazrat Fatima az Zahra (SA), daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam (SAWW).
 
Your effort in attempting to write an Essay shall be highly appreciated. You already are a winner by attempting to write the Essay.
 
May ALLAH (SWT) increase our Knowledge and increase in Imáan, Ameen.  
 
Wishing you all successful accomplishment in this Competition!!!
 
Africa Federation Women’s Board (A.F.W.B.)

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/183/16                                                               

OBITUARY
 
AFED SECRETARIAT MOURNS THE DEATH OF ALHAJ MOHAMED RAFIQ REHMATULLAH OF LUBUMBASHI - CONGO
 
INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJEEUN

It is with deep sorrow and grief that the Africa Federation received the sad news of the passing away of Alhaj Mohamed Rafiq Rehmatullah in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 6th February 2016.
 
Marhum was born on 8th July 1959 in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo. Marhum Mohamed Rafiq bhai served as the President of Lubumbashi Jamaat from 2009 to 2015. He was instrumental in introducing a constitution in Lubumbashi Jamaat.  Previously, he had also served as the Vice President of Kampala Jamaat and as the President of Goma Jamaat.
 
Marhum was a passionate and dedicated social worker with keen interest in charity work. He was a pioneer in the construction of the present Mosque in Lubumbashi. 

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Federation Samachar January 2016 Issue


This issue of the Federation Samachar, the magazine of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa, will be released in Dar es Salaam on 13th February 2016 on the eve of the Birth Anniversary of Bibi Zainab (a.s.).
 
Copies will be available to Jamaats in Africa from the coming week and Jamaats outside Africa will receive copies in the next few weeks.
 
This 92 page issue carries news and views from Africa and globally and includes opinions from columnists around the world. Read about the Arbaeen Walk from Najaf to Karbala and about the Exodus of Asians from Uganda.
 
The Black and White Column debates if or not the community requires Gujarati as a primary spoken language.
 
There is also an interview with Sayed Ammar Nakshawani and news about two community members attending the State of the Union Address in the United States.

This copy has archival value that one can only preserve by way of actually having a copy in hand.

 

Do not miss this issue.

PIRBHAI VISRAM FIRST LANDS IN LAMU, KENYA – 1897 (Part 1)


 

Pirbhai Visram fondly known as ‘Pirbhai Kaka” had submitted a settlement history of our community to the Secretariat of Africa Federation in 1953. His report covers four areas where he lived - Lamu (1897-1910), Tabora (1905-1909), Bukoba (1914-1945) and Kampala (1945-1953). His valuable contribution to the preservation of history of our community is deeply appreciated. We hereby submit his story, in three (3) parts: 

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/181/16                                                    


The annual Africa Federation Solidarity Day marked on 15th Sha’ban every year will this year Insha’allah fall on Sunday 22nd May 2016.

The Solidarity Day activities within our constituent Jamaats shall Inshaállah start from 1st to 25th Sha’ban 1437 (8th May to 1st June 2016).
 
We request all Jamaats and Territorial Councils in Africa to organize special events like Charity Walk, Fun Fare, Sports and other activities within the bounds of our Shariah to raise funds for this Special Day.  This great event would also provide an opportunity to bring together community members from different age groups on a common platform under one banner of Solidarity to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of our 12th Imam, Al Hujjah Al Mahdi (ATFS).

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