CIRCULAR NO: AFED/144/18                                                    

Post - Administrative Secretary – Media & Publications
(A PART-TIME JOB)

The Africa Federation Secretariat is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person (male or female) for the above position within the Afed Secretariat.
 
The post holder shall be based at the Africa Federation Secretariat office located on Olympio Street, off Bibi Titi Mohamed Road, Dar Es Salaam.
 
Interested persons having the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their written application with the latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) by 15th August 2018.
 
Remuneration for the post is negotiable based on the level of education and experience of the applicant.
 
Address:
 
The Hon. Secretary
The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa
Mohammedi Flats - Ground Floor
Olympio Street, off Bibi Titi Mohamed Road,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: + 255 22 2150897
Email: secretariat@africafederation.org
 
More details are provided in the attached Job Profile of the post. Should anyone need more information, he/she may contact our Secretariat office.
 
 
Hussein Karim
Hon. Secretary

Download:  Job Profile - Administrative Secretary - Media & Publications (PDF, 140KB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/143/18                                                      

MOON FORECAST – ZILHAJJ 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 1439 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 12.51 p.m. on Saturday 11th August 2018 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1439 A.H.
 
On Sunday 12th August 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.24 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 29 hours 26 minutes     
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 11 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      16.28 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 15.40 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 Insha’Allah be 13 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st ZILHAJJ 1439 AH ON MONDAY 13TH AUGUST 2018.
 
 
Secretariat

PROFILES OF PROMINENT PERSONALITIES OF OUR COMMUNITY

ALHAJ NURMOHAMMED ALIBHAI WALJI - A DEVOTED COMMUNITY TRUSTEE

 
Alhaj Nurmohammed Alibhai Walji is also founding father of Hyderi Imambargha in the U.K. He was born in India (Bombay) in 1925. His family migrated to Mozambique when he was very young and he grew up in the East African environment. After spending some years in Mozambique, his family moved to Dar-es-Salaam.

Nurmohammed bhai comes from a family of devoted community workers. His father, Marhoom Alibhai Walji served as Mukhi of Dar Es Salaam Jamaat and in following the family tradition; he took keen interest in the community and became a Trustee of the Jamaat in Dar es Salaam.

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MURRABI HASSANALIBHAI SULEMAN “CHACHA”
THE FOUNDER OF HYDERI IMAMBARA SOUTH LONDON

 
Murrabi Hassanalibhai Suleman Nangalpur Walla affectionately was known as “Chacha” in the Community was the founder member of Hyderi Imambargha in South London, United Kingdom.

Hassanalibhai was born in India, Nangalpur in 1912 and migrated to East Africa at the age of 16 in 1928. After working in Mombasa, Bukoba and Kampala for 10 years, he settled down in Fort Portal, Uganda in 1939. Marhum Hassanalibhai was a person with great feelings for the Community and religion.

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MURRABI RAMAZANBHAI RAJABALI JAFFER (R.R. JAFFER)

Ramazan Rajabali Jaffer (R R Jaffer) was born on 7th January 1925 in Zanzibar. In 1949, he married Kaniz, daughter of Abdulrasool Chatoo (Malaika). The marriage was blessed with four children. Mohammed now resides in London and Maimuna resides in Houston. Zaid and Naazim are deceased. Ramazanbhai’s exemplary dedication to education was signified by his children graduating in medicine, radiography, optics and pharmacy.

R. R Jaffer was dedicated to education from young age and he secured first class in Cambridge Certificate in 1946 in Zanzibar studying under the street lamps.

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(EB 18 – 02)                               Issue No. 1                                 

Scholarship Opportunities & Affordable Universities in India

Reasons to Study in India

  • World Class accredited and renowned Universities
  • Medium of Instruction in all universities across India is English
  • Diverse culture
  • Shia centers nearby
  • Value for your money Education

Other Expenses 

Besides the tuition and accommodation fee, a student can experience a comfortable stay for a month within $160 even in metropolitan cities.

An average of other living expenses:

  • Eating out - $24 to $70 per week
  • Utility bills - $4 to $10 per week
  • Public transport - $4 to $10 per week
  • Sports & leisure - $7 to $15 per week

 

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DOWN THE MEMORY LANE:

OPENING CEREMONY OF OUR KHOJA SHIA ITHNASHERI SCHOOL IN MOGADISHU SOMALIA - 1985

MOGADISHU KSIJ SCHOOL – 1985

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Circular No: JMT/138/18                                                      
                                                                               

 

The World Federation is organizing the second Khoja Heritage Tour as part of our Khoja Heritage Project, the tour this year is specifically for the younger community members of between the ages of 25-45 years and will take place from 20th to 30th December 2018. 
 
This heritage tour will allow participants to reconnect with our roots and understand what hardships our forefathers faced in order to become the followers of the Ahlul Bayt (as). Taking a step back in time, we will trace the footsteps of our illustrious ancestors to appreciate who we really are and where we come from. 
 
The basic tour details are as follows:

  • Dates: 20th to 30th December 2018
  • Ground cost: US $ 799 USD per individual (Includes the registration fee of US $ 50 by 15th July, but does not include visa, flights, health insurance and any other pre-arrival expenses)
  • Registration Details:
    Complete the Form on this link: http://lnk.wf/KhojaTourDec18       
    Pay the registration fees of US $ 50 by 15th July 2018 and the balance
    amount by 15th September 2018
  • Tour: Bhuj, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Mahuva, Amreli, and Ahmedabad


More details on the Tour can be found on the following link on the World Federation Website:  https://www.world-federation.org/news/khoja-heritage-tour-december-2018
 
 
Hussein Karim
Hon Secretary

The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat Dar-es-Salaam organized the AFED Solidarity Day Walk on Saturday 5th May 2018.  A small function was held before the commencement of the Walk which included recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran and Dua Hujjat followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony which was performed by the World Federation President Anwarali bhai Dharamsi, Africa Federation Vice Chairman Aunali bhai Khalfan, Dsm Jamaat Vice Chairman Riyaz bhai Bhojani and other dignitaries present jointly.

The walk was attended by approximately 150 - 170 participants including Madrassah students who thoroughly enjoyed the cool weather and the walk.

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