Circular No: JMT/137/18                                                    

The Africa Federation Tabligh Board Chairman has appointed Br. Mubashir Sheriff as the Vice Chairman of the Board following the migration by Br. Zishan Somji to Iran to pursue further Islamic Education.
Mubashir is a student completing his final year degree in Dental Surgery at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and is also the current Chairman of the National and International Affairs of the Tanzania Dental Students Association.
Brought up in Arusha, his initial experience in the community consisted of various endeavours including the Youth Development Committee, KSIJ Arusha Madrasah, and being an avid member of the Kilimeru Sports Club.
Following his move to Dar es Salaam to pursue his post-secondary education, Mubashir continued his support and involvement in the community, beginning as a Development Society member and growing to become a Patron of the Students Council. He then moved on to work on many projects under the Africa Federation Tabligh Board and Project North Star under World Federation.

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Samachar - April 2018In this Issue

April 2018 - Shab'aan 1439

Federation Samachar Interviews AFED Chairman

Africa Federation Delegates visit Jamaats

Africa Federation's New Housing Project

Africa Federation Qur'an Competition

BMM T Holds Free Eye Camps in Tanzania

World Federation's Khoja Heritage Tour

Africa and Muslim World News

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Role of Allama Seyyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi in the
Bilal Muslim Mission

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/136/18                                                   


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 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 5.49 a.m. on Friday 13th July 2018 i.e. 29th Shawwal 1439 A.H.
On Friday 13th July 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 12 hours 32 minutes     
Moonset 6.50 p.m.
Time Duration 21 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      06.28 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 05.42 degrees


On Saturday 14th July 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 36 hours 33 minutes      
Moonset 7.53 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 32 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      20.40 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 19.55 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.39 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 20 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.

REF: EB/SH/06/18                                                     


As part of on-going efforts to enhance collaboration between our Community Schools and respective Education Boards in the region, the Education Board of Africa Federation held its 2nd Annual Regional Education Forum, hosted by Central Board of Education of Dar es Salaam Jamaat, on Friday 27th April 2018, at the Al Muntazir School.

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Memories - A renowned member of Mogadishu Jamaat

Ahmedbhai Haji Fazal Hasham was born in Mogadishu in 1906. His father was a renowned businessman, a pious and an active member of the community. Ahmedbhai’s father Fazalbhai brought a teacher from India on his own expenses in order to teach the community children. Through this, Ahmedbhai learnt his basics in Gujrati and learnt Qur’an from an Arab Maalim. He also studied Italian language at the Mission School.

Ahmedbhai and his sister were the only living children from the total 10 children of Fazalbhai. Being the only son Ahmedbhai was the whole and sole adviser of his father Fazalbhai.

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Ref: AFED/PR/48/18                                                    


The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Amira Apartments at Upanga, Dar-es-Salaam was held on Monday night 28th May 2018 which coincided with 13th night of the Holy Month of Ramadhan Kareem. This is a Joint Housing Project of the Africa Federation (AFED) and the World Federation (WF) in collaboration with the KSI Jamaat of Dar Es Salaam.
The plot measuring 800 Sq. M is located in a prime residential area along Mfaume Road in Upanga area of Dar Es Salaam has been donated to AFED by the WF, through the good efforts of Alhaj Ahmed Daya, the WF Executive Councillor in London, U.K. for the housing development project for our community members.

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