Ref: PR/AF/55/2018                                                 

In line with the Africa Federation Chairman’s vision to deliver 200 units of housing to our community members in Africa, we are pleased to announce the take-off of the Housing Project in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The AFED Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi met recently in Mombasa, Kenya with the Chairman of Conseil Regional of Madagascar (CROI), Sheikh Haniphe Akbaraly who is also the Vice Chairman of Africa Federation from Madagascar, the Chairman of Reunion Association (UAKSIR) who is also the Vice Chairman of Africa Federation from Reunion, the World Federation President, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, the AFED Nominated Councillor from Madagascar, Alhaj Navazaly Molou for the finalization of the plan and scheme of the housing project in Antananarivo. Also present was the Vice Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the AFED Housing Development Board Chairman, Alhaj Akil Hirji and the CROI Board Member, Alhaj Zoher Vally. The meeting endorsed the plan to go ahead with the project.
This project is a quadripartite project between the World Federation, Africa Federation, Conseil Regional and Antananarivo Jamaat.

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Salaamun Alaikum 

A’zamallahu Ujurana Wa Ujurakum bi Musaabinaa bil Husayn (AS). (May Allah (SWT) make Great our Reward and your Reward for our Grief of Imam Husayn (AS).

This Muharram – 1440 A.H., Africa Federation is conducting a very crucial project, which is the Census. All members above the age of 16 in all Jamaats across Africa have been asked to fill in an online form, to help AFED, plan, support and enhance our community. 

With the information collected, we hope to gain a much needed insight into how we can direct and use our resources to meet the needs of our community. 

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REF: EB/SH/08/18                                             

Inspiration for Aspiration – Sharing Student Stories

The Education Board of Africa Federation is embarking on an initiative to promote and inspire the young students of our community towards pursuing higher education both locally and internationally. Higher education currently is facing a changing landscape and various challenges such as increase of costs, lack of effective career counseling etc. have proven to be a deterrent for students impeding them from pursuing higher education.

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Ref: PR/AF/56/2018                                                 

Alhaj Aunn Alibhai, the Chairman of Kinshasa Jamaat in DRC during his recent visit to Dar-es-Salaam paid a courtesy call at the AFED Secretariat office at Zahra Tower on Sunday 25th August 2018 and met with the Africa Federation Vice Chairman, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and Hon Secretary Alhaj Hussein Karim.

The meeting provided a good opportunity to discuss a number of subjects of common interest to both, Kinshasa Jamaat and Africa Federation which included Higher Education, Tabligh, Madressah Centre of Excellence, Leadership Development Program and Mosque/Imambargha extension. AFED has offered to Kinshasa Jamaat technical assistance in the planning and development of the newly acquired plot adjacent to the Imambargha to cater for the increasing needs of the Jamaat due to growth.

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 Muharram is the month in which justice rose against injustice; Truth stood against falsehood and proved that, in the course of history, Truth has always triumphed over falsehood.

Alhamdulillah, by the grace and blessings of Allah (SWT) the Zakirs and Zakiras postings to various destinations within our Jamaats in Africa for the month of Muharram/Safar 1440 A.H. have been successfully completed.
The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) wish to thank all the A'alims, Zakirs and Zakiras who have kindly accepted the postings and travelled to various Jamaats to convey the message of Seyyid-ul Shohadah Abdillahi Hussain (A.S.) and keep alive the spirit of Azadari of Imam Hussain (A.S.) and the martyrs of Kerbala.
The Secretariat also wishes to express its gratitude to all Jamaats of the Africa Federation, Tabligh Boards of the Jamaats and individuals who in one way or the other assisted in facilitating to carry out these arrangements successfully.
Enclosed is the detail of the postings of the Zakirs and Zakiras
Hussein Karim
Hon. Secretary

Download:  List of Zakirs and Zakiras - Muharram / Safar 1440 AH (PDF, 80KB)

Ref: PR/AF/54/2018                                                     


The Africa Federation Secretariat appointed the following members as the Zanzibar Dispute Reconciliation Committee (ZDRC) following the recommendation of the Zanzibar Reconciliation Committee (ZRC) headed by Alhaj Gulamali Virji of Dubai who was appointed at the 80th Supreme Council Session held in Dar-es-Salaam in April 2018 to resolve the disputes and differences in Zanzibar Jamaat that had arisen following the elections that were to be held on 29th March 2018.

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Mohamedraza Virjee, famously known as Raza Virjee, was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 17th July 1935. He is the son of Abdulrasul Gulamhussein Virjee and Shirinbai (daughter of Suleman Daya Walji).  His father Abdulrasul was born in 1914 in Mombasa, Kenya. Abdulrasulbhai was a great sportsman and played cricket for Kenya. He was a right arm fast bowler who opened the bowling for Mombasa Jaffery in 1930's.

He moved to Dar es Salaam in 1933 and got married and was blessed with six children, four sons and two daughters namely; Ali, Mohamed Raza, Mohsin, Hasnain, Kanize Fatema and Raziya.  He led the first ever Ithna-Asheri team in the DSM League Cricket. After retiring from active cricket, he served the Dar es Salaam Cricket Club in various capacities being its first Chairman in 1952 and he also took active interest in coaching the youngsters.

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Census is the key to unlocking our future development and the results will benefit the community for years to come.  We cannot over-emphasise that this is an important exercise that AFED has undertaken in all our centres in Africa. The information we can gather from this census, will greatly help us in planning for our future.


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