HAJI MOHAMEDBHAI MANJI WALLI – HIS ILLUSTRIOUS WORK IN KSI JAMAAT OF DODOMA 

Haji Mohamedbhai Manji Walli was born in 1910 in Kutch, Mundra in India.  Mohamedbhai came to East Africa in 1928. He first landed in Tanga and worked for Suleiman Khimji.

In 1933 he migrated to Dodoma. In Dodoma he worked for Remtulla Pirbhai.  While in Dodoma, he served Dodoma Jamaat as its Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Mukhi. He also looked after the Supreme Council properties in Dodoma and Kondoa.

In order to enliven and continue the mission of Imam Hussein (AS) in the town of Dodoma, Mohamedbhai initiated the construction of Dodoma Imambargha.

He sacrificed his time to supervise the project and worked heartily in collaboration with Haji Gulamabbas Pirbhai of Arusha and Haji Abdulrasul bhai Molu Chatoo of Dar es Salaam to collect funds from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi, Singida, Bukoba and Kigoma.

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AFED Women Board Visits Jamaats in Tanzania

The Women Board Chairperson, Mrs. Zaheeda Alishan paid a visit to Mwanza and Zanzibar and had an opportunity to meet the Ladies Managing Committee of the respective Jamaats.  The Women Board Team also met the Dar es Salaam Ladies Managing Committee.
 
The focus of discussion during these visits and meeting were: 

  • To connect and create a network with the Ladies members of the Jamaats
  • To brief them about the Vision, Mission and Objectives of the Women Board.
  • To unite, develop and empower more female leaders to lead the community in different positions.
  • The way forward is to provide exposure and mentorship to Girls and Women and develop them into spiritually and socially conscious leaders.
  • To discuss the details of the survey sent out by the Board which would enable to identify and reach out to assist and empower the target groups.
  • To discuss the Lady Khadija Grant and its objective to support small businesses that are run by female members of our Jamaats in Africa.
  • To create awareness of the Board’s upcoming event; the Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Workshop for the Ladies Managing Committee team.  This Program is aimed to build their skills and enhance their overall leadership style of our ladies and help them discover effective leadership techniques to handle challenging leadership issues as well as identify and select the appropriate methods that work for them.
  • Introduced the idea of launching the “WE Can Support” Helpline, which would provide help and give effective solutions to tough situations women undergo and to make the lives of women better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections on a regular basis.

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Circular No: JMT/57/17                                      


The Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointments of the Managing Committee of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania under the Chairmanship of Alhaj Muslim Meghji for the term 2016 – 2019.
 
The appointments are as follows:
 
Chairman:           -      Muslim R. Meghji (appointed as earlier announced)
Vice Chairman:     -      Inayat H. Alidina
Hon. Secretary:    -      Hasnain Abbas Taki
Hon. Treasurer:    -      Mohamed Iqbal Karim
Ex-Officio:           -      Mohsin A. Lalji (CBB Chairman) 

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Mulla Asgharali remembered

March 21st 2017 marks the 17th death anniversary
of Mulla Asgharali M.M. Jaffer

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“Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company" - Imam Ali (A.S)
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Last farewell to Mulla Saheb. The first Salatul Mayyit at Stanmore Centre was led by Syed Bahrul Uloom.  And to cater for the overflowing crowd, second Salatul Mayyit was led by Syed Kalbe Abbas at Carpenters Park Cemetery.
 

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Mulla Asgharali remembered

March 21st 2017 marks the 17th death anniversary
of Mulla Asgharali M.M. Jaffer

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“Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company" - Imam Ali (A.S)
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Last farewell to Mulla Saheb. The first Salatul Mayyit at Stanmore Centre was led by Syed Bahrul Uloom.  And to cater for the overflowing crowd, second Salatul Mayyit was led by Syed Kalbe Abbas at Carpenters Park Cemetery.
 

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The Archives Section of the Africa Federation marks the 17th year of the passing away of Mulla Asgharali M. M. Jaffer with this special issue of the Archives News Bulletin.



17 years ago, on 21st March, 2000, Mulla Asgharali was sitting in the London Office of the World Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities talking to Maulana Kalbe Abbas, resident Aalim of the London Jamaat at that time, sadly Mulla suffered a massive heart attack and passed away while still sitting in his chair.

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MULLA HAJI JANMOHAMED KERMALLI MURJI RAWJI - MADAGASCAR

 
Mulla Haji Janmohamed Kermalli Murji Rawji was born in Hadiyana, Gujarat in 1893. He completed Gujarati medium primary education upto Class 7. He abandoned his studies in English language after one month due to some difficult circumstances.
 
An incident in 1904 led Janmohamedbhai and his family an opportunity to accept the Shia Ithnaasheri faith. Murabbi Bahadurali Mawji (formerly Bhanji) of Mombasa was known to have changed his name after converting to Ithnaasheri faith. He had arrived at Hadiyana on the occasion of wedding of his son Kassamali to the daughter of Murji Rawji who was an Ismaili.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/55/17                                          


The annual Africa Federation Solidarity Day marked on 15th Sha’ban every year will this year fall on Friday 12th May 2017.
 
The Solidarity Day activities within our constituent member Jamaats in Africa will Inshaállah start from 1st to 25th Sha’ban 1438 (28th April to 22nd May 2017).
 
We request all Jamaats and the Territorial Councils in Africa to organize special events like Charity Walk, Fun Fare, Bake Sale, Sports and other activities involving the Madressahs boys and girls sections to raise funds for this special occasion. This great event would also provide an opportunity to bring together our 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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CPD Newsletter 1438 AH                                                

Continuous Professional Development Seminar for Muballigheen - December 2016

Seven Years in a row BMMK Hosts CPD

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

The workshop attracted 86 participants from various organizations in Kenya, Tanzanian and Uganda. The lead facilitator for the seminar was Alhaj Sheikh Ayub Rashid from the United Kingdom.  The workshop commenced on 19th to the 31st of December 2016 at Bilal Hall.

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 DROUGHT, HUNGER RAVAGE: KENYA

FOOD RELIEF TO THE RURAL POPULATION

Following Standard Digital News October 2016 newswire: Five counties in the Coast region of Kenya are staring at starvation as the country faces another cycle of famine-related deaths.

Kilifi, Kwale and Samburu counties have received minimal or no rains at all in the past four months. Our Centres located in these counties are also affected.

The situation is threatening 1.3 million lives in Kenya, according to the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). Kilifi has been identified as having the severest vegetation deficit. Kinango in Kwale and Lamu West sub-counties are also in the severe vegetation deficit. “One county (Kilifi) is in the alarm drought phase, while all others are in alert or normal, with a generally worsening trend,” the authority says in its October national drought early warning bulletin.

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