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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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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

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/229/13                                                                                         

We wish to inform the Jamaats in Africa that there will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse on Thursday 25th April 2013 (Night of 15th Jamadi-ul-Aakhar 1434).

This lunar eclipse will be visible in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Moomineen are requested to recite Namaaz-e-Ayaat between 10:54 p.m. and 11.21 p.m.

Secretariat

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/227/13                                                                                         

The Africa Federation Secretariat is pleased to announce and introduce the Capacity Building Group (AFED CBG) Team and Coordinators.

It has been agreed with our Member Jamaats that the Coordinators will liaise with their respective Jamaats to assist in aspects of co-ordination, planning and implementation of Capacity Development programs in the local constituent that they have been appointed in.

The Team is made up of:

·        CBG Lead:       Sameer Kermalli

·        Secretary:       Mumtaz Ladak

·        Treasurer:      Shabbirhussein Khalfan

·        Member:        Shama Dewji

·        Member:        Murtaza Versi

The Coordinators are:

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In Jamaats/Regions where coordinators have not been identified, Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan who is part of the core team will act as liaison till a coordinator is appointed.

We congratulate the coordinators on their appointments and wish the Capacity Building Group Team and Coordinators success/ for accepting our request to be part of the Capacity Building Team

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Dear Brothers/Sisters,

Salaamun Alaikum

THE KHOJA SHIA ITHNA-ASHERI LAMU PROPERTIES RESTORATION PROJECT

lamu_1We are pleased to circulate the enclosed report on the Lamu Restoration Project; the project which started in August 2011 comprises of the restoration of the properties belonging to the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Community in Lamu, Kenya. These renovation works were carried out under the able management and supervision of our Mombasa based Trustee, Alhaj Sultan Molu.

The enclosed Report provides a brief history of Lamu and the restoration works completed under Phase One, also includes some historical sites.

It is important for us as a Community to preserve and maintain our Jamaat properties as these are our heritage and assets, and more importantly in those cities and towns where population of our community members have dwindled and in some places there are no Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri families, for example Lamu.

We wish to inform you that in Phase Two, the Lamu Project shall include the remaining restoration and construction works to make them fully habitable, and protect these properties from destruction.

We welcome donations towards this Project. Huquq funds (Sahme Imam A.S.) can be utilized towards these works. Our estimation of the balance of works may require up to United States Dollars Fifty Thousand (US$50,000.00). Please email: secretariat@africafederation.org

We look forward to your generous support and cooperation.

With Salaams and Duas,

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

Download: Report - Restoration of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Lamu Properties (PDF, 1.64MB)

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"Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company" Imam Ali (A.S)

On 21 March 2000 (14 Dhul Hijah 1420) the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Community world wide mourned the passing away Marhum Mulla Asgarali M M Jaffer.  Thirteen years on, the Community remembers him on almost everyday basis.

Mulla Asgher as he was fondly known through out the community, was born and educated in Mombasa and was fluent in at least seven languages, English, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Kuchi, Kiswahili and Gujarati.  He was a formidably learned scholar and respected by the Marjae for his in depth Islamic knowledge.

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