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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


ANNUAL REPORT (AUGUST 2013 – JULY 2014)

Weekly Majalis (Thursdays)

Every Thursday evening, the MIC members gather at the center for the weekly majalis. The majalis program includes recitation of Surah-e-Yaseen, Hadith al Kisa, Dua-e-Kumail and a short lecture on any topic (religious/social/academic) by any one member. Since the center is now equipped with its own laptop and projector, presenter can conveniently display his/her lecture on the projector.

Weekly Quran Tafseer Sessions (Tuesdays)

The center had started a new routine on Tuesdays whereby the members meet up for recitation of Dua Tawassul followed by Tafseer of the Holy Qur’an. During every session, one member comes prepared and conducts the Tafseer of Quranic verses followed by the discussion on the same. This initiative is quite fruitful as the members get a chance to discuss the words of Allah (SWT), and contemplate on them.

Kushali and Wafaat of the Ahlulbayt (a.s.)

The birth anniversaries of the Aeema-e-Tahireen (A.S.) are celebrated in the center. Every kushali program would begin with Hadith al Kisa, Qasida/Munajat followed by a short talk by any member. After the program, the center would hold group activities like short quizzes, etc.
 



The death anniversaries of the members of the holy household are commemorated at the center. The majlis included recitation of marsias, followed by talk on the Ahlulbayt (as) by any of the member, or projecting a pre-recorded majlis & lecture by some renowned scholars.

Amaal for the Oppressed

In September, an Amaal program was held to pray for the oppressed people around the world, especially in context to the worsening situation in Syria and Iraq.

The program proceeded with a talk by Br. Kumailabbas Dewji who highlighted the situation in Syria, Iraq along with many other Muslim countries. He also stressed as to what we can do as individuals and as a community. The program ended with the recitation of Dua Jawshan-e-Sagheer.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/93/14                                                                   

An Inspiring 650 year Account of a People who nurtured and Preserved their Faith in the Crucible of Culture  

For the past two months, a documentary film on the evolution of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Community produced by The Mulla Asgar Resource Centre (MARC) Media is being screened round the world. The premiere was in Dar es Salaam on 18th May 2014 after the World Federation Conference.
 
Subsequently it has been screened in Karachi, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Birmingham. This week it will be screened in London.
 
It is proposed to screen this documentary in Mainland Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Re Union.
 
AFED Secretariat has since written to the Regional Federations and to Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Arusha and Kampala Jamaats to make necessary arrangements for the premiere of this documentary before the month of Muharram.
 
For an overview of this important documentary, please review following links.


See:  www.khojajourneyoffaith.org

         http://youtu.be/_XR4wucWKyQ
 
 
Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/91/14                                                                                  

Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds and establish prayer and give charity will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. (Holy Qur’an, Al Baqarah 2:277)

Our deepest appreciation to the Community members for their support and generous contributions towards the Africa Federation Solidarity Day Fund Project marking the auspicious occasion of the birthday of Imam of our time, Muhammad ibn Hassan al-Mahdi al-Hujjah (a.t.f.s.) on 15th of Shab’an.
 
We also commend the wonderful efforts made by the youth of our community in our Jamaats in organizing special events for fund raising. Once again the Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN), Conseil Regional of Madagascar, Associations of Reunion and the constituent Jamaats in mainland Africa have worked with great enthusiasm and devotion towards the success of this Project. Alhamdulillah, this year we have collected sum of US$ 176,038.19. Following are details of the collections:

SD 2014

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

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