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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/70/17                                                     

OBITUARY


 
 To Allah we belong and to Him is our return
(Holy Qur’an, Surah al-Baqarah - Verse 2:156)
  

Alhaj Abdulhussein Kassamali Khimji

  

The Africa Federation Secretariat received with deep sadness the news of the death of Alhaj Abdulhussein Kassamali Khimji, President of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Lindi who passed away peacefully in the morning hours of Thursday, 1st June 2017 (6th Mahe Ramadhan 1438 A.H.) in his home in Lindi, southeastern of Tanzania. Marhum was buried on the same day in Lindi.

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CIRCULAR NO: AFED/AFTAB/69/17                                


 

Further to our earlier announcement of the appointment of Seyed Hassan Naqvi as Chairman of the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB), the Africa Federation Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to appoint the following AFTAB members for the term 2016 - 2019. 

  • Seyed Hassan Naqvi - Chairman
  • Zishan Somji - Vice Chairman
  • Sanjida Rashid - Hon. Secretary
  • Dr. Alihussein Molloo
  • Dr. Fatema Meghji
  • Dr. Zohraida Karim
  • Fatim Somji
  • Fazle Abbas Chandoo
  • Riyaz Habib Virjee
  • Sumaiya Muntazir Meghjee

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Ref: AFED/Housing/AAR/17                                           



The construction works of the Al Asghery Residency on Libya/Band Street in Dar es Salaam is progressing well according to the plan; it has reached the 5th floor.
 
This is a joint Housing Project between Africa Federation (AFED) and the World Federation of KSIMC in collaboration with the KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam.
 
The Project comprises total of 18 Flats (9 three bedroom and 9 two bedroom apartments).  The 86 applications were received, indicative of the big requirement of housing in Dar es Salaam. Applications were reviewed by the Allocation Committee and each applicant was interviewed after which the allocation was done.
 
A short program was held on 1st May 2017 at the KSI Jamaat Tabligh Auditorium, successful applicants were called upon to select the apartment they wished to be allocated. Africa Federation Chairman, Office Bearers and Trustees, the World Federation President and Secretary General, Dsm Jamaat President, Office Bearers and Trustees, Economic & Housing Board Members, Councillors, Ladies Managing Committee, Allocation Committee Members and the 18 successful applicants.

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My Dear Community Members,

Salaam Alaykum.
 
It has been with great abhorrence that we see in our world today continual acts of terrorism. Terrorism founded on an ideology and a concept that is growing exponentially and which affects the very fabric of our society. Muslim organisations have been quick to condemn such acts of barbarity which not only are unfounded in and contrary to our faith but which directly fulminate against humanity!
 
It was a shock for us all to witness the attacks in London where seven people were killed and forty-eight people injured. The attacks followed less than two weeks after the Manchester Arena where 22 people were killed. Only a few months earlier a terrorist attacked Westminster, London killing 4 people and injuring more than fifty people. In the last month, there have been numerous terrorist attacks across the globe: Karrada in Iraq where ten people were murdered and Afghanistan where 18 people were killed. Terrorism has been a widespread, catastrophic phenomena in the Middle East and Subcontinent but is now growing proliferating around the world.
 
The World Federations, its membership and indeed the entire Khoja community condemn such acts of barbarity in the strongest possible terms and we offer our condolences to the families of those brutally murdered. The trauma they are experiencing is unimaginable. That is why within hours of both attacks, The World Federation in conjunction with The Council of European Jamaats donated £10,000 i.e. £5,000 to the victims of the families of each of the attacks. The funds will be spent on psychological support and bereavement counselling. The thoughts and prayers of our community are with them and their families during these difficult times.
 
When reflecting on these barbaric acts, I feel it is important for our governments and for our society to examine in depth the philosophy and ideology of the terrorists. They are driven to undertake such hate crimes, driven to attack those who disagree with them and driven to create strife and discord in our society. My view is that as a community we need to advocate our humanitarian principles. We need to add value to society and to bring positive change to our localities. If we continue our beneficial humanitarian actions then our positive and consistent work will simply speak for itself!
 
With Salaams and Duas,

 
Shan E Abbas Hassam
Secretary General

5th June 2017

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/61/17                                                       

UNITED NATIONS CUP OF PARIS (UNCP)
13th – 16th of July 2017



For the first time in the history of European Jamats, a worldwide reach Sport Competition will be held in the heart of the City of Light. This competition, designed for both men and women, will bring together more than 400 participants from nearly 14 countries around the world.

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