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Every container becomes tightly packed with what is put in it, except for the container of knowledge, for surely it expands."  - Imam Ali (as)

As school holidays had begun, students were now returning to their homes. Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya took this opportunity to introduce the special holiday classes for two weeks to teach Islamic Religious Education to these students to gain maximum benefit during this holiday.

The classes were held from 16th April 2013 to 26th April 2013 at Samburu centre. A total of 50 students coming from different schools i.e. Mazeras Secondary School, Matuga Girls, Rasul Academy - Nairobi, Rasul Academy - Nakuru, Kwale High, Chumani secondary, Samburu Secondary, Samburu Primary and Maziyani Primary School attended the sessions.

Ust Yahya Mwangi and Ust Hassan Maina from BMMK facilitated these classes.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/006/13

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The Africa Federation delegation will be travelling to Antananarivo, Madagascar on Thursday 16th May 2013 to attend the 31st Session of the Conseil Régional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L' océan Indien (CROI) which is being held in Antananarivo from 17th to 18th May 2013. Also, the investiture of Alhaj Navazaly Rossanaly Molou, the elected Chairman of CROI for the term 2013-2016 will take place at this Session.

The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED) delegation will comprise of Alhaj Shabir Najafi, Vice Chairman at the Secretariat, Alhaj Amine Nassor, Vice Chairman from the Union Des Associations Khodjas Shia Ithnasheri De La Reunion (UAKSIR) and Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, Hon. Secretary of AFED.

During the visit, the AFED Office Bearers will also hold a meeting with the Office Bearers of CROI and will visit Antananarivo KSI Jamaat and the Institute Islamique de Madagascar (INISMA).

Wishing the 31st Session of Conseil Regional of Madagascar successful and fruitful deliberations.

Secretariat

Ref: BMM 42-1433  

MOSHI BRANCH OF BILAL TANZANIA COMMEMORATES
THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF HAZRAT FATEMAH AZ ZAHRA (SA)

Being the days marking the tragic death of Hazrat Fatimah (SA), the daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Bilal Muslim Mission - Moshi Branch, held Majalis in all of their 4 branches. The Majalises were delivered in Kiswahili by Sheikhs and by the students.

Booklets, donated by Al Mahdi Center, on the life of Hazrat Fatimah (SA) in Kiswahili, were distributed to the students and to the ladies who attended evening classes followed by quiz.

The pictures below show students answering questions on the life of the daughter of our beloved Holy Prophet (SAWW).

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On behalf of Bilal Tanzania Moshi Branch, we would like to express our appreciation to Al Mahdi Center and Brother Ahmed Teja for donating the books and posters for the occasion. May the Almighty reward them amply for their kindness and support in the Tableegh of the Madh'ab of Ahlul Bayt (AS) – Ameen.

 

SECRETARIAT
Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania Head Quarter

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Ref: JMT/005/13

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INNA LILLAHE WA INNA ILAYHE RAJEEUN
Marhum Alhaj Hassim Abdulmomin

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We have received with deep sorrow and grief the sad news of the passing away of Alhaj Hassim Abdulmomin; Marhum passed away peacefully at his home this morning in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and was buried today.

Marhum was the Chairman of Institut Islamique de Madagascar (INISMA), an Institute which is involved in external Tableegh in Madagascar, similar like the Bilal Muslim Missions in East Africa. Marhum was a dedicated person, his innumberable services in the field of Tableegh stands out prominently.

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Ref: AFED/PR/003/13

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The 25th Triennial Conference and the 74th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa hosted by the KSI Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam was held from 26th to 28th April 2013 at the Ladies Imambargha in Dar es Salaam.

The sessions were attended by over 120 participants from Madagascar, Reunion, constituent Jamaats from mainland Africa and from overseas institutions and invitees.

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OPENING NIGHT:

The Opening Ceremony on Friday night commenced with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur'an by Br. Alihassan Kassam. The opening address was delivered by the Deputy Convenor of the Organizing Committee Br. Ali Chandoo, followed by welcome address by the President of Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat, Alhaj Shiraz Walji.

Alhaj Anwarali R. Dharamsi, who was re-elected unopposed as Chairman for the 2nd term of office; 2013-2016 was inducted, followed by the elections of the Vice Chairman at the Secretariat, the Hon. Treasurer and six Trustees of AFED.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/003/13

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By the grace and blessings of Allah (SWT) the three days Africa Federation 25th Triennial Conference and the 74th Supreme Council Session successfully ended on Sunday, 28th April 2013. We take this opportunity to thank the delegates, councillors, invitees and members of our community locally and from overseas for their attendance and active participation.

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The application for membership of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa by the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR) was accepted by a unanimous vote of the delegates at the 25th Africa Federation Triennial Conference held in Dar es Salaam from 26th – 27th April, 2013.

UAKSIR becomes a new member after the Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L'Ocean Indien (CROI).

The Constitution of the Africa Federation was amended to accommodate the membership of UAKSIR, and also to provide for three Vice Chairmen of the Federation.

Alhaj Shabir Najafi is the elected Vice Chairman of the Federation at the Secretariat. Alhaj Navazaly Rossanaly Molou of CROI and Alhaj Amine Nassor Goulamaly of UAKSIR are the other two Vice Chairmen of the Federation by virtue of their present positions as Presidents of their respective organizations.

With UAKSIR now joining the Federation, the total Jamaats under the Federation stands at 44 with a population of about 22,000 heads.

Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman of the Africa Federation while welcoming UAKSIR said; – "I am extremely delighted to witness this great occasion, it is a continuation of a long journey we embarked in 2010; a road map towards transforming our vision into reality, topmost in our goals is to evolve, march forward together and strive to elevate our community to a higher level of success and development".

Message from Alhaj Navazaly Molou (President of Conseil Regional of Madagascar) – "My best wishes and congratulations to the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi on his reelection unopposed. And, on this momentous occasion of UAKSIR becoming a member of the Africa Federation, I extend best wishes and congratulations to the President of UAKSIR, Alhaj Amine Nassor, who is now also the Vice Chairman of the Africa Federation".

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Ref: AK/PR/2013/001

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The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED) strongly condemns the desecration of the tomb of Hujr ibn Adi al Kindi (RA) and the demolition of the shrine in Adra, Syria carried out wantonly by the extremist rebel forces. Adra is located north of Damascus.

The news received states that extremists rebel forces in Syria carried out the desecration and demolition on Sunday, the 28th April, 2013 and that they dug open the grave in a failed attempt to locate and exhume the body.

Hujr ibn Adi al Kindi (RA) was a distinguished, pious and loyal companion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) and Imam Ali (AS). He stood firm against the tyranny of the despotic Umayyad Ruler, Muawiya ibn Abu Sufyan.

The World Federation is endeavouring to obtain more information about this vandalism.

The Africa Federation in collaboration with the World Federation intend to bring this wanton act of desecration and vandalism to the attention of bodies like UNESCO World Heritage Centre, The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and other International Organizations.

We request members of the Community to pray for the safety of our Holy Shrines.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Ref: JMT/002/13 

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During the 25th Triennial Conference of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa, the Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi announced the appointments of the following members as Nominated Councillors for the new term; 2013-2016.

These appointments are as per Clause 21(d) of the Constitution of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa.

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We extend our heartiest congratulations to the above named Councillors on their appointment, and wish them all successful and productive term.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

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