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The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa strongly condemns the criminal and cowardly attack committed by the Taliban terrorists group killing innocent students and teachers at the Army Public school in Peshawar, in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday, 16th December, 2014.
 
We join the World Federation and other communities worldwide in condemning this heinous and gruesome violence resulting in the massacre of 142, mostly children and injuring over 100 people in the attack.
 
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the parents and to all those who lost their loved ones in this terrible tragedy.
 
AFRICA FEDERATION SECRETARIAT

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CIRCULAR NO:  JMT/103/14                                                               



The Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, with the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi and the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan will be visiting Mombasa Jamaat from Thursday, 13th to Saturday, 15th November, 2014 (Muharram 19th to 21st Muharram, 1436 AH).
 
The AFED delegation will include the Central Bilal Board (CBB) Chairman, Alhaj Mohsin Lalji, the Chairman of AFTAB, Seyed Hassan Naqvi, Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania Head of Tabligh, Seyed Arif Naqvi and Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania CEO, Alhaj Amir Ahmed.
 
The delegation will be joined by the AFED Kenyan Trustee, Alhaj Sultan Molu and the AFED Nominated Councillors from Mombasa, Alhaj Amir Merali and Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku.
 
The visit has been planned on purpose to coincide with the Ashra-e-Muharram program so that the delegation can join members of the community in the Azadari-e-Seyyudsh Shohadah Aba Abdillahil Hussain (A.S.) and the martyrs of Karbala.
 
The AFED officials will meet the Jamaat Managing Committee, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya Managing Committee & Trustees and members of the community to discuss various pertinent issues affecting our community at large, and the current developments in our region.
 
There will also be a visit to the Jaffery Complex – the site of the Mombasa Jamaat ongoing project and the Jaffery Medical Centre.
 
  
Secretariat

Ref No:  AFED/PG/14                                                            



We are pleased to inform Community members that the First Phase of the AFED Commercial Complex at Nyerere Road, Dar-es-Salaam is in its final stages of completion and the twenty (20) modern high standard Warehouses, suitably located in the city of Dar es Salaam will be available for renting out effective 1st January 2015.
 
Interested Community members from our Jamaats in Africa who wish to rent the above Warehouses should contact one of the following for a visit to the premise, before making a firm offer:
 
Mr.  Akil Hirji            -      Tel: 0787 786 900
Mr. Azim Bhalloo     -      Tel: 0784 333 133
 
This offer shall also be simultaneously extended to non-community members and companies.
 
Following are some details: 

Location:

Plot No. 11 Vingunguti Industrial Area, Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam.  

Details of the Warehouses:

  • 20 Warehouses, each is 570 sq m.
  • 10 Warehouses on the Ground Floor
  • 10 Warehouses on the Mezzanine
  • An office, washroom, kitchenette and separate electrical Luku Meter for each Warehouse.

Availability:

From 1st January 2015 

Lease Period:

Two years onwards. 

Mode of Application:

Interested community members should send their offers in writing in a sealed envelope indicating the number of the Warehouses required, the rent amount in US Dollars being offered for the Warehouse/s. Offers shall be taken on the basis of nett  exclusive of VAT and Service Charges, these will be added on. 

Closing Date:
5th December 2014 

Please send your offers to:
 
The Registered Trustees of the Federation of K.S.I. Jamaats of Africa
P. O. Box. 6710
Corner of Olympio Street/Bibi Titi Mohamed Road
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary – AFED


CIRCULAR NO:  JMT/99/14                                                                 



The Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi accompanied by the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan will be visiting the following Jamaats:
 
 Moshi Jamaat         – Sunday 26th October 2014
 Arusha Jamaat       – Monday 27th October 2014
Tanga Jamaat          – Tuesday 28th October 2014
 
The visit has been planned to coincide with the Ashra-e-Muharram program so that the AFED Office Bearers can join members of these Jamaats in the Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (A.S.) and in commemoration of the Martyrs of Karbala.
 
The AFED officials will also meet with the Jamaat Managing Committee Members, Trustees and Members of the community to discuss various pertinent issues affecting the community, and the latest developments in the region.
 
During the visit, they will also meet with the Chairman and Committee Members of Bilal Muslim Mission Branches in Moshi, Arusha and Tanga, and will visit the Bilal Centres in these places.
 
 
Secretariat

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/98/14                            

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said: Surely, there exists in the hearts of the Mu' mineen, with respect to the martyrdom of Husain (A.S.), a heat that never subsides.  - (Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol. 10, pg. 318)

Muharram brings us yet another opportunity to reflect, contemplate and develop a source of inspiration towards transformation in our day to day life, taking lessons of the great mission of Imam Hussain (A.S.), and from his supreme sacrifice in the plains of Karbala, Iraq in 61 A.H.
 
Alhamdulillah, by the grace and blessings of Allah (SWT) the Zakirs and Zakiras postings to various destinations within our Jamaats in Africa for the month of Muharram 1436 A.H. have been successfully completed.
 
The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) thanks all the A'alims, Zakirs and Zakiras who kindly accepted the postings and travelled to various Jamaats to convey the message of Seyyid-ul Shohadah Abdillahi Hussain (A.S.) and keep alive the spirit of Azadari of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and the martyrs of Kerbala.
 
The Secretariat also wishes to express its gratitude to all Jamaats of the Africa Federation, Tabligh Boards of the Jamaats and individuals who in one way or the other assisted us in facilitating to carry out these arrangements successfully.
 
Enclosed is the detail of the postings of the Zakirs and Zakiras
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

Download:  
Postings of the Zakirs and Zakiras 1436 AH (PDF, 148KB)

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/96/14                                                  

MOON FORECAST – MUHARRAM 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 1436 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 0.58 a.m. on Friday 24th October 2014 i.e. 29th Zilhajj 1435 A.H.
 
On Friday 24th October 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:    

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    17 hours 20 minutes   
Moonset 6.49 p.m.
Time Duration 33 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    7.46 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 7.02 degrees


SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Saturday 25th October 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:            

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    41 hours 20 minutes   
Moonset 7.41 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 25 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     19.48 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 18.56 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 15 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st MUHARRAM 1436 AH ON SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2014
 
 
Secretariat

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