Circulars

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/23/16                                       

PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Jamaats in Africa are informed that there will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Friday 16th September 2016 (14th Zilhajj 1437).
 
The eclipse will begin at 07.54 p.m. and will reach its maximum at 09.54 p.m.  The eclipse will end at 11.53 p.m. (East African time).



For more details, including animation for the eclipse visit:
http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2016-september-16
 
Moomineen are requested to offer Namaaz-e-Ayaat in the areas where the Eclipse visibly occurs.
 
Secretariat

Circular No: JMT/21/16                                                 


Under the provisions of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa Constitution, Clause 21 (d), the Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi has the pleasure to appoint the following as the Nominated Councillors of Africa Federation for the term 2016-2019.
 
Alhaj Amir Merali                          Mombasa
Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku                Mombasa
Alhaj Mohamed Nathoo                   Dar-es-Salaam
Alhaj Saeed Ali Vazir                      Kinshasa
Alhaj Salim Somji                          Bujumbura
Alhaj Rizwan Peera                        Arusha
Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji                 Dar-es-Salaam



We extend our heartiest congratulations to the above Councillors on their appointments, and wish them a successful and productive term.
 
 
Hussein A. Karim
Hon. Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/20/16                                                

INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHE RAJEEUN
 

Marhum Alhaj Mohamedtaki Jaffer Ibrahim - Zanzibar

The Secretariat has received with deep sorrow and grief the sad news of the death of Alhaj Mohamedtaki Jaffer Ibrahim; Marhum passed away peacefully at his home in Zanzibar in the early hours of Wednesday 31st August 2016 (27th Zilkaad 1437 AH) and was buried there the same evening.
 
Marhum was the Honorary Secretary of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Kuwwatul Islam Jamaat of Zanzibar for over a decade. He was a dedicated person who served the Community most diligently. In the past few months, he was in regular consultation with the Africa Federation Secretariat in Dar es Salaam regarding the new Constitution of KSI Kuwwat Jamaat.

He was instrumental in drafting the new Constitution which was later presented and unanimously adopted at the General Body meeting of the Jamaat.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/19/16                                                 


This is pursuant to the 26th Triennial Conference of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa which was held in Dar es Salaam on 29th April 2016, the outcome of the elections and subsequent appointments announced by the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi in accordance with the provisions of the Africa Federation Constitution.
 
It is a great inspiration to have in our team the immediate past Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi as the Trustee of the Africa Federation for the term 2016-2019, Insha’allah we shall be privileged to receive his continuous guidance and support in keeping up with the legacy and aspirations towards progress and further development of the Federation.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/18/16                                                                            

ECLIPSE OF THE SUN
THURSDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016

Jamaats in Africa are informed that there will be a Solar Eclipse on Thursday 1st September 2016 (28th Zilkaad 1437).
 
The eclipse will begin at 10.13 a.m. and will reach its maximum at 12.04 p.m.  The eclipse will end at 1.56 p.m. (East African time).

This annular solar eclipse will be visible from Madagascar and locations in Central Africa.  For most viewers in Africa, it will be a partial solar eclipse.

Total solar eclipse will be visible in:

  • Franceville, Gabon
  • Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Saint Paul, Reunion
  • Saint Pierre, Reunion
  • Toamasina, Madagascar

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CIRCULAR NO: AF/FS/16/16                                                                           

 

 The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to re-appoint Alhaj Munir Hassanali Suleiman Daya as the Chairman of the Editorial Board and Chief Editor of Federation Samachar for the term 2016-2019. Alhaj Shabir Najafi is also pleased to re-appoint Sister Mahjabeen Daya, who has served as Associate Editor of the publication with Alhaj Munir Daya for the past six years.

Br. Munir has served the Africa Federation for 27 years as the Editorial Board Chairman and Chief Editor of Federation Samachar from 1983 to 2004 and for two consecutive terms from 2010 to 2016. 
 
Brief Profile
In April 2016, at the 26th Triennial Conference and the 78th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats held in Dar es Salaam, the then Chairman of Africa Federation Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi honoured Br. Munir with the prestigious Abbasi Medal for his exemplary and selfless services to the Africa Federation and to the Community at large.  
 
Br. Munir is the franchise owner of Rentokil Initial Tanzania Ltd., an international company of which he has been the Managing Director since 1995. He is a prolific writer in his spare time embedding significant impact on readers for more than two decades. Similarly, his opinion columns have been published by many newspapers in Tanzania and Kenya, some of which have been recently published in an anthology, “Weekends with Munir Daya”. 

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