Ref: AK/PR/2012/48

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It was dubbed as a historical occasion, when the Chairman of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa while on an official visit to the Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L'Ocean Indien (Regional Council of Madagascar) bestowed the Africa Federation prestigious Husseini and Abbasi medals to four members of Antananarivo Jamaat of Madagascar at the Imambargha during the wiladat of our Holy Prophet (SAWW) on 9th February 2012 (17th Rabi'ul Awwal 1433) in Antananarivo.

To witness this momentous occasion was the Representative of our Marja-e-Taqleed Ayatullah al Seyed Ali Hussaini al Sestani, Hujjatul Islam Wal Mumineen, al Seyed Jawad Sharestani and his delegation from Qum, Iran and Seyed Murtadha Murtadha from Nairobi, Kenya.

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The Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi was accompanied by three AFED office bearers - the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the Asst. Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Kumail Manji. The President of the World Federation of KSI Muslim Communities, Dr. Asgharali Moledina and Seyed Alireza Naqvi, the WF IEB ASG were also present.

Also present were officials from AFED, leaders and members from the constituent Jamaats of AFED, officials from Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, officials from various other Institutions, past leaders of our community and a large number of community members were also present to witness the joyful occasion to honour the four prominent members of Madagascar for their exemplary services to the community and in the field of religion.

The Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi in his address recognized the presence of the Representative of our Marja-e-Taqleed, Hujjatul Islam Wal Mumineen, Al Seyed Jawad Sharestani leading a delegation of Ulemah and officials from Qum office. He expressed his deep appreciation to the Regional Council of Madagascar and Institut Islamique de Madagascar (INISMA) for the invitations. He thanked the Antananarivo Jamaat for the opportunity to address to the community and also to honor the four members of Antananarivo Jamaat of Madagascar for their exemplary services to the community and for their devotion and dedication towards Islam and the Madh'ab of Ahlul Baiyt (AS).

Alhaj Anwarali also thanked all those officials and individuals from various Jamaats and Institutions under Africa Federation who made the efforts to travel to Madagascar to attend the functions organized by the Antananarivo Jamaat and INISMA on the occasion of the wiladat of our holy Prophet (SAWW) and the inauguration of Rassoul-Oul Akram Tabligh Building. He thanked the host and INISMA for the warm reception and for the wonderful hospitality accorded to the AFED delegation.

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ALHAJ RAZALY NOURMAMOD HIRDJEE 

Abstract (synopsize) from the Citation

"Alhaj Razaly Hirdjee, you fall into this category of individuals who have left their indelible mark for which posterity will remain indebted to you. Alhaj Razaly bhai, you have been an inspiring example readily forthcoming to assist whenever called upon by any section of the community with eagerness and humility. You have approached the most daunting tasks and the most ambitious of the projects in a spirit that glow with effective exuberance at all times culminating in successful outcome.

The Institutions in Madagascar and abroad have greatly benefitted through your philanthropic contributions towards various projects and development; which have been particularly noteworthy.

In recognition and appreciation of your honorary services to the Community, I have pleasure to bestow upon you a "Husseini Medal". – Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman, The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa"

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ALHAJ MOHAMEDRAZA MAHOMEDHASSAN KHAMIS

Abstract (synopsize) from the Citation

"From a young age, your dedication towards the voluntary services for the community and humanity at large is ingrained in you. You always strive in promoting unity, goodwill and affection amongst the members of the community.

Your enthusiasm for elevation of our community to a level of being well educated, healthy, economically and spiritually strong is greatly valued. While your true reward and recognition can be excelled only in the form of a divine bounty of the Almighty - the Exalted and Glorified, we as mere mortals can only attempt to high-light your contributions.

In recognition and appreciation of your honorary services rendered to the Regional Council, the Africa Federation, the Community, the Deen of Islam and Humanity at large, I have pleasure in bestowing on you a "Husseini Medal". – Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman, The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa"

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ALHAJ SHEIKH HASSIM ABDOULMOMIN

Abstract (synopsize) from the Citation

"Al Haj Abdulmonin has since 1982 dedicated his life in the promotion of Tableegh activities in Madagascar. He joined Marhum Roshan Jamil, Al Haj Mohamedraza Khamis, Al Haj Razaly Hirdjee and a number of other Community members joined forces in setting up organizations for Tabligh activities in Madagascar and in other towns.

As a result of these endeavours, today there are many indigenous people in Madagascar who have accepted the madh'hab of Ahlul Baiyt (a.s.). Over the years, this organizations has been able to train a number of local Muallims and Sheikhs who can now carry on with the mission.

In recognition of his dedicated services in the cause of Islam and for promoting the madh'hab of Ahlul Baiyt (a.s.) in Madagascar, I have pleasure in awarding Abul Fadhlil Abbas memorial - an "Abbasi Medal" to Sheikh Hassim Abdoulmomin. - Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman, The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa"

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ALHAJ SHEIKH AKBARALY MERALI MAMODE HANIPHE

Abstract (synopsize) from the Citation

"Over the past two decades, Sheikh Haniphe, you have been closely associated with the Institut Islamique de Madagascar (INISMA). Also, been an active member of the Conseil Regional des Khojas Shia Ithna-Aheri Jamates de L'Océan Indien, holding responsible positions, devoting your time and energy with dedication to voluntary services.

In promoting the madh'hab of Ahlul Baiyt (a.s.) within the region and recognizing the need for training the new generation of Muballigheen, Sheikh Haniphe, you have always been responsive in addressing to these growing needs. Always been forthcoming with participation and enthusiastic input for which you will be remembered.

Among such individuals to undertake this task, you have emerged not only as a learned Islamic scholar but also someone who applied himself with dedication in the service of the community promoting Islamic education.

In recognition of your dedicated services in the cause of Islam and for promoting the madh'hab of Ahlul Baiyt (a.s.), I have pleasure in awarding Abul Fadhlil Abbas memorial - an "Abbasi Medal" to Sheikh Akbaraly Merali Mamode Haniphe. - Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman, The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa"

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