Remembering Sheikh Gulamabbas M. K. S. Versi
A Dedicated Aalim and Inspiring Zakire-Imam Hussain (A.S.)

(Sa’ari Tareef Allah Ke Liyeh)

The late Maulana Sheikh Gulamabbas Versi (was fondly known by the name of Maulana Abbas Pinji) was born in Zanzibar in 1937 in a renowned family of Mohamedhussein Kassamali Versi; he was educated in Zanzibar and started reciting Majlises at a very young age. He drew inspiration in Majlises from eminent Aalims and Zakirs of Zanzibar like Alhaj Mulla Mohamedjaffer Sheriff Dewji, Alhaj Mulla Hussain Allarakhia Rahim, Alhaj Mulla Ahmed Abdulrasul Lakha Kanji, and Alhaj Mulla Raza Rashid Nathani. Maulana Gulamabbas Versi was eager in learning hence was regularly attending Majlises and would engage in discussions with the visiting Aalims and Zakirs, impressed with their oratory power and their knowledge, just to name a few, they were; Allahmah Rashid Turabi from Pakistan, Maulana Gulamabbas Rizvi Saheb from Hyderabad in India, Maulana Seyed Aqa Raza from India, and other Zakirs who came to Zanzibar during the Ayam-e-Muharram and Safar to recite Majlises during the Ashra’ah.

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Ref: AF/PR/52/2018                                                       

On Monday, 30th July 2018 Africa Federation had the honor to welcome two distinguished personalities at the Secretariat office in Dar Es Salaam. They are; Alhaj Arzou-Raza Piaraly Hassam Alibhay, President of the KSI Jamaat of Antananarivo, Madagascar and Alhaj Aliraza Kassamali Rajani, the World Federation Councillor from Toronto Canada.

It was a good opportunity to meet, share and discuss various subjects of common interest, the current trends and challenges we face in Africa, similarly in other parts of the world.

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REF: EB/SH/08/18                                                       

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Circular No: JMT/147/18                                                       

Further to our circular JMT/138/18 of 5th July 2018, we wish to inform our community members that the Khoja Heritage Tour India is now open for ladies and gents of all ages and children from 7 years to 18 years (should be accompanied by an adult).
The deadline for registration has been extended to 31st August 2018.  Interested members are requested to complete the registration formalities on the link provided below.

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Circular No: JMT/148/2018                                          


We wish to inform our community members that the Islamic Laws English Version of Tawdhihul Masael Third Edition is available on sale at the Tabligh Bookstore of the KSI Jamaat Dar-es-Salaam (opposite our Mosque on Indira Gandhi Street).
This edition of 767 pages is according to the Fatwas of His Eminence Ayatullah al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani (Based on his 32nd Edition) and comprises of rulings pertaining to both ‘Ritual Acts of Worship’ and ‘Transactions’.

This is a new Annotated translation by Sheikh Mohammed Ali Ismail.

Limited copies available from AFED Office on Olympio Street at cost price of T. Shs. 45,000/- or US $ 20.
Upcountry Jamaats are requested to send their orders to the Africa Federation Secretariat office vide Email:


Ref: AF/PR/51/2018                                                        

The sacred month of Dhul Hijjah brings with it glad tidings and hope. By the Grace and Blessings of Allah (SWT), the Africa Federation Housing Development Board has embarked on yet another notable housing project in Dar es Salaam, named Amira Residency.
This Housing Development Project is meant for the first time buyers as outlined in the Vision of the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabirbhai Najafi during his term 2016-2019.

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REF: EB/SH/07/18                                                         


The Africa Federation Education Board in collaboration with the Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE) and the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) and Capacity Building Group (CBG) organized and conducted the Neuro-Psychology of Learning Program (NPL) from 9th to 13th April for Nairobi Jaffery Academy in Nairobi. The workshops were facilitated by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, and Sis Shama Dewji from CBG. A total of 40 teachers and admin staff were trained in 2 cohorts.

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Ref: AF/PR/50/2018                                                      

On Friday, July 27, 2018 the Africa Federation (AFED) office bearers had the pleasure to welcome and meet the Vice President of North American Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities (NASIMCO) Br. Arif Jacksi at the AFED Secretariat office in Dar Es Salaam.
The AFED Vice Chairman, Br. Aunali Khalfan, the Hon. Secretary, Br. Hussein Karim and the Asst. Hon. Secretary, Br. Alihassan Kassam met with Br. Arif whose visit provided both the Regional Federations - NASIMCO and AFED with an opportunity to discuss matters of common interest.

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In December 1989 Union Sports Club (USC), sports section of the Ithna-Asheri Union of Dar Es Salaam extended their club relations beyond the borders of Africa by accepting the invitation from Jaffery Sports Club of Dubai, U.A.E. to play series of games which included cricket, volleyball, football and squash. This was the first ever trip for any cricketing club in Tanzania to travel for sports outside Africa.

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