Federation Samachar April 2016 is available!

The April 2016 issue of Federation Samachar, the magazine of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa, is now available. Copies will be available to Jamaats in Africa very soon, and Jamaats outside Africa will receive copies in the next few weeks.

This 77-page issue carries news and views from correspondents and guest columnists from around the world.

Global community news include Africa Federation Chairman Anwarali Dharamsi’s Farewell visits to Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Nairobi and Mombasa Jamaats, the World Federation President Dr. Asgar Moledina’s visit to India, and news about AFED’s commercial and housing projects such as the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Umoja Complex, Phase II in Dar es Salaam, and the donation of a 378 sq.m. plot from Gulamabbas Dewji (GD) to the Africa Federation.

International news includes information about Melbourne Jamaat’s mosque project, and major awards given to our community professionals such as Dr. Muhammad Walji and Ali Khatau, and a story about 9-year-old Maliha Amarsi who received an invitation to the White House with her mother. 

Our columnists have provided yet another interesting range of articles – read Mahjabeen Daya’s article, “The First Generation of Pioneers in East Africa”, and Dr. Ali Mehdi’s article, “It’s time we set Shia Development Goals”.

Guest Columnists such as Hassan A.M. Jaffer and Africa Federation Chair Elect Shabir Najafi have penned thought-provoking articles to prepare us for the future, entitled “The Evolution of Mindset”, and “AFED’s Strategic Development and Sustainability” respectively.

Our regular features such as Down Memory Lane and a debate about religious counseling on Black and White will continue to captivate our readers’ interest.  


Do not miss this issue!

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/01/16                                                                    

By the Grace of Allah (SWT), the 26th Triennial Conference of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats held in Dar-es-Salaam was successfully concluded on Sunday 1st May 2016. At the Conference the Chairman Elect Alhaj Shabir Najafi was officially inducted, he took over the Chairmanship from Murrabi Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi who has completed the two term tenure of six years i.e. 2010 – 2016.
The following were elected in their respective positions in the Elections held at the Conference: 

  • Alhaj Aunali Khalfan             Vice Chairman at the Secretariat
  • Alhaj Mohamed Hemani        Hon Treasurer
  • Alhaj Ebrahim Jaffer             Trustee - Kenya
  • Alhaj Sultan Molu                 Trustee – Kenya
  • Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi       Trustee – Tanzania
  • Alhaj Mehboob Versi             Trustee - Tanzania
  • Alhaj Ebrahim Kassam          Trustee - Uganda
  • Alhaj Mohamed Manji           Trustee - Uganda
  • Alhaj Gulam Khaku               Electoral Commissioner

The Chairmen of Conseil Régional Des KSI Jamates de L’océan Indien (CROI) and Khodjas Shia Isnashri de le Reunion (UAKSIR) continue as the Vice Chairman by virtue of their respective positions in the Territorial Councils of Madagascar and Reunion. 

  • Alhaj Navazaly Molou            Vice Chairman - CROI
  • Alhaj Amine Nassor              Vice Chairman - UAKSIR

The Chairman Alhaj Shabir Najafi has made the following appointments in accordance with the provisions of the AFED Constitution: 

  • Br. Alihassan Kassam            Hon Asst Secretary
  • Br. Aliabbas Nasser               Hon Asst Treasurer

A detailed Press Release on the 26th AFED Triennial Conference will be issued shortly.
Alihassan Kassam
Hon Asst Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/193/16                                                

The Organizing Committee of the 26th Triennial Conference and the 78th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa has made arrangements for the Accommodation of the Participants as per details provided below. All the places are close to the venue of the meeting i.e. the KSI Jamaat – Dar-es-Salaam Imambara.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/190/16                                                                 

The Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment by KSI Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam of the Organizing Committee Members for the 26th Triennial Conference and 78th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa to be held at the KSI Jamaat Imambargha in Dar es Salaam from Friday 29th April to Sunday 01st May 2016.

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Details of the accommodation and other arrangements will be sent out vide a separate circular in due course.
Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/187/16                                                                 


Notice is hereby given that the 78th Session of the Supreme Council of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, will Insha’allah be held on Sunday 1st May 2016 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
The Agenda of the Session will be as follows:

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

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