Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/002/2014                                                                   Date: 31st January 2014

Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/002/2014

Dehydration Myths – Busted!

myth1Myth: You need to drink eight glasses of water every day.

Fact: No one's sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from. The truth is, your daily requirement depends on your diet, size, and unique body chemistry.  In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a division of the National Academy of Sciences, actually set the adequate total-daily-water intake at higher than 64 ounces — 3.7 liters for men and 2.7 liters for women. But those numbers refer to total water intake, meaning all beverages and water-containing foods count toward your daily quota.

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Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Seminar for Muballigheen held in Mombasa, Kenya - December 2013

muba2For the third consecutive year, the Mission in collaboration with IEB of World Federation of KSIMC, The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa and the Central Bilal Board organized a ten day workshop for muballigheen and muballighat in an effort to create a platform to share knowledge and experiences.

The workshop attracted 96 participants from various organizations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that was led by the Alhaj Sheikh Ayub Rashid from the United Kingdom.  The workshop commenced on 17th to the 27th of December 2013 at Bilal Hall.

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A tribute to Ebrahimbhai by Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman of AFED:

A Leader of Great Wisdom, Intellect and of farsighted Vision, he was a Devoted, Selfless and Sincere Social Worker of the Community.

eb2The sadness of the news of the sudden passing away of Al Hajj Ebrahim Hussein Sheriff Dewji on 9th January, 1964 in Zanzibar at a young age while in the position of the Chairmanship of AFED still echoes up to this day in the minds of many who knew him, it was a moment of great sadness and shock across the Shia Ithna-Asheri community in Africa, and beyond its borders. As I read through in the Africa Federation Samachar of May, 1964, the accolades and tributes written by various leaders, friends and others from within and outside our community following his sudden death, I realize how great, humble and eminent this young devotee of the community was. He lived a short life but left magnificent and indelible footprints on the path of the history of our community in Africa and in the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa.

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Ref: AF/PR/2014/21


During the recent visit to India, the Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and the Office Bearers paid visits to several hospitals and medical institutes where they met with the officials and doctors. It was an opportunity also during the visit to appreciate on behalf of the Central Health Board (CHB) the doctors in recognition of their various services and support they have rendered to our community members in India and at the medical camps held in E. Africa and in Antananarivo, Madagascar in the recent years. These camps were organized by CHB in collaboration with the Constituent Jamaats under AFED and the Conseil Regional of Madagascar. The AFED Chairman commented“I am pleased to witness that the Central Health Board of the Africa Federation have recognized the doctors for their countless services, it behooves upon the Institution like ours to recognize and appreciate them, this is also in following the Islamic teachings – to appreciate and thank fellow human beings”

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Ref: AF/PR/2014/20


 The World Federation 6th Executive Council Meeting for the term 2011-2014 – Mumbai, India

Superbly organized by the Mumbai Jamaat, the 6th EXCO meeting was held at Hotel Sahara Star near Santacruz in Mumbai on Saturday, 4th January, 2014, it was a well attended meeting. Councillors, invitees and members from various Jamaats and Institutions of our community travelled from far and from other towns of India to attend the meeting. It was a good opportunity also to meet with the Office Bearers and Councillors of the World Federation, Regional Federations of Africa, Europe, North America, Pakistan and from other regions of India. The meeting was held at a state of the art conference room at Hotel Sahara Star that provided a serene atmosphere throughout the entire session which continued up to late at night on Saturday.


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Ref: CHB/News Bulletin /001/2014                                                              Date: 24th January 2014

Ref: CHB/News Bulletin /001/2014

Dehydration - You are thirstier then you think!

dehy1You may take water for granted, but your body doesn't. Two-thirds of a healthy human body is actually made up of water. It's necessary to help our blood carry nutrients and waste (toxins) around the body and to help the chemical reactions that occur in our cells. Every cell, tissue and organ needs water to function properly.

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To mark the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w), Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized a grand function on 18th January 2014 at the Bilal Hall, Mombasa.

The function attracted Muslims from all corners of Mombasa and its environs including madaaris.

Qaswida were recited by students from Madrasah Shamsiya, Madressah Imam Zianul Abideen (as) and Madressah Amirul Mumineen Matuga. Barzanji was recited by Mohamed Sheiba and Athman Akber.


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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/046/14                                                                                                                     


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Aakhar 1435 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 00.40 a.m. on Friday 31st January 2014 i.e. 29th Rabi ul Awwal 1435 A.H.

On Friday 31st January 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is: 

rakhar 1


On Saturday 1st February 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is: 

rakhar 2


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.06 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 3 degrees South of West, 15 degrees North of where the sun had set.





Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya invites applications from Female community members for the Post of:

Administrative Assistant 

Do you have:

  • Suitable qualification in Management / Administration
  • Knowledge and skills in use of Computers Applications.
  • Skills in preparing Proposals, Reports and Presentations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Website updating skills and Media knowledge as an added advantage
  • Urge to be of service to Islam

If your answer is YES to above then forward your application with detailed CV and copies of your certificates / professional qualification to:

Hon. Secretary 
Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya
P.O.Box 82508-80100
Mombasa - Kenya

Applications may be delivered to Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya- Secretariat. 

The applications should be submitted before 31st January 2014

Successful candidate will be suitably remunerated.

BMM K Secretariat

New Issue of Federation Samachar Available

Federation Samachar Dec 2013 fnlThe December, 2013 issue of the Federation Samachar (now the only global community media of the KSIJ community) is on sale from 17th Rabi ul Awwal, 1435 in Dar es Salaam. Copies will be sent to Jamaats in Africa, Europe, India, Australia and North America by the Africa Federation (AFED), Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ) and NASIMCO.

This 96 page issue carries news and views (from at least eight correspondents) from around the world and two special tribute articles for Marhum Ebrahimbhai Sheriff and Marhum Mulla Asgherali M.M. Jaffer.

Read about Reunion (UAKSIR)’s membership with AFED and updates about the community’s current development projects. Features such as Obituaries, the Black and White column’s contrasting views on our preachers and the achievements of a visually impaired youth will inspire you.

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