Ref: AFED/PR/003/13

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The 25th Triennial Conference and the 74th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa hosted by the KSI Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam was held from 26th to 28th April 2013 at the Ladies Imambargha in Dar es Salaam.

The sessions were attended by over 120 participants from Madagascar, Reunion, constituent Jamaats from mainland Africa and from overseas institutions and invitees.

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OPENING NIGHT:

The Opening Ceremony on Friday night commenced with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur'an by Br. Alihassan Kassam. The opening address was delivered by the Deputy Convenor of the Organizing Committee Br. Ali Chandoo, followed by welcome address by the President of Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat, Alhaj Shiraz Walji.

Alhaj Anwarali R. Dharamsi, who was re-elected unopposed as Chairman for the 2nd term of office; 2013-2016 was inducted, followed by the elections of the Vice Chairman at the Secretariat, the Hon. Treasurer and six Trustees of AFED.

 

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The Africa Federation Chairman delivered his Keynote address to the gathering, this followed by a message from the President of the World Federation Alhaj Dr. Asgar Moledina, in his absence it was read out by Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the World Federation Executive Councillor and the AFED Vice Chairman. The Secretary General of the World Federation Alhaj Shan-e-Abbas Hassam then addressed the Conference. The representative from the Conseil Regional of Madagascar, Alhaj Hussein Meralli Bhalloo also delivered his address.

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The Opening Night was also graced by the presence of the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran Alhaj Mahdi Aga Ja'fari, the Dar es Salaam Jamaat Resident Aalim, Sheikh Murtadha Alidina, Ulemas and Scholars. Also present were the President of Reunion Association (UAKSIR) Alhaj Amine Nassor with his delegation of six members from the Reunion Jamaats, past AFED leaders, Jamaat elders, invitees, ladies and gents members of our community.

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PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS:

The Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi bestowed Medals to five prominent members of the Community in recognition of their honorary and selfless services to the community and humanity at large. Citations for each of the recipients were read out giving a brief chronicle of their remarkable achievements, services and contributions. They are:

1.       Alhaj Hassan Jaffer                            Mombasa                 Haydari Medal
2.       Sheikh Dr. Murtadha Alidina              Dar-es-Salaam         Husseini Medal
3.       Sheikh Fazleabbas Datoo                 Portsmouth (UK)      Abbasi Medal
4.       Professor Karim Manji                       Dar-es-Salaam         Abbasi Medal
5.       Alhaj Aasif Karim                                Nairobi                     Abbasi Medal

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A milestone achievement by the Institutions of KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam managed by the Central Board of Education, whereby the Al Muntazir Schools and A3 Institute of Professional Studies were accredited by the International Standards for Quality ISO 9001:2008. Below is the symbolic handover of the Certificate by the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi presenting Alhaj Shiraz Walji, Chairman Dar es Salaam Jamaat, at the opening night of the 25th Triennial Conference.

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JAMAATS APPRECIATED:

The Chairman also acknowledged and appreciated the Jamaats that have played prominent roles in organizing events of the Africa Federation. They were presented with "Token of Appreciation" by the Federation, they are:

1.      Mombasa Jamaat:      For hosting the Ladies Sports Festival in April 2012
2.      Arusha Jamaat:           For hosting the 73rd Supreme Council Session in April 2012
3.      Moshi Jamaat:             For hosting the Tuwasiliane Golf Festival in February 2013
4.      Arusha Jamaat:           For hosting the Tuwasiliane Golf Festival in February 2013
5.      Tanga Jamaat:             For hosting the Tuwasiliane Football and Volleyball Festival in March 2013
6.      Dar-es-Salaam Jamaat: For hosting the 25th Triennial Conference and 74th Supreme Council Session in April 2013.

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SPORTSPERSONS OF THE YEAR 2012:

The following were selected and declared as Sportsman and Sportswoman for the year 2012:

Sportsman for the year:                Mohamedraza Lalji of Arusha
Sportswoman for the year:           Farial Raza of Arusha

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DELIBERATIONS:

The Conference Agenda included the presentation and adoption of the Accounts, Minutes, Resolutions and the Board Reports for the term.

The Conference approved the application for membership of the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR) and the proposed amendments to the Africa Federation Constitution were adopted to accommodate new membership of UAKSIR.

Following the adoption of the amendments to the Constitution, the Federation will now have three Vice Chairmen, the Vice Chairman at the Secretariat who shall be elected at the Conference. The other two Vice Chairmen shall be the President of the Conseil Régional Des KSI Jamates de L'océan Indien (Territorial Council of Madagascar) and the President of the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri de la Reunion (Territorial Council of Reunion), the latter two would hold the posts of Vice Chairman of the Federation by virtue of their positions as Presidents of the Territorial Councils.

SECRETARIAT, ACCOUNTS, BUDGETS AND AFED BOARD'S PRESENTATIONS:

The Secretariat and the Boards made presentations of the reports for the term ended 2013; the power point presentations were brief and informative:

1.      Secretariat and Economic Upliftment – Aunali Khalfan

2.      The Conseil Regional of Madagascar – Hussein Bhalloo

3.      Audited Accounts, Budgets and Trust Board Report – Mohamed Hemani

4.      AFED Commercial Complex Project – Kumail Manji

5.      Capacity Building Group (CBG) – Sameer Kermalli

6.      Housing Development Board – Munawer Bharwani

7.      Tabligh Board (AFTAB) – Seyed Hassan Naqvi

8.      Women's Board – Sister Fatim Somji

9.      Sports Council – Mahmood Somji

10.    Education Board (EB) and MAMAS – Samir Habib

11.    Central Health Board (CHB) – Shabbir Kermalli/Dr. Kadhim Dhalla

12.    Central Bilal Board (CBB) – Mohsin A. Lalji

13.    Regional Bilal Muslim Missions – Mujtaba Peera/Mumtazhussein Alloo

14.    Africa Youth Network (AYN) – Nishathussein Karim

15.    Editorial Board – Munir Daya

ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTIONS:

The following Resolutions were deliberated and adopted at the Conference:

1.      Amendments to the Africa Federation Constitution to facilitate the Membership of Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR).

2.      Renewal of Resolution for Management of Property Portfolio for a further period of three years to the next Conference in 2016.

3.      Ratification of Resolution Adopted at the 73rd Supreme Council Session on Income-Generating Capital Investment Loan.

The following were also presented and adopted at the Supreme Council Session:

1.      The revised Terms of References of the Central Bilal Board (CBB)

2.      The revised Constitution of the Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania (BMM T)

3.      The proposed Marriage Contract, with some proposed amendments.

OFFICE BEARERS:

Chairman                                                                 Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi

Vice Chairman at the Secretariat                         Alhaj Shabir Najafi

Vice Chairman from Madagascar                         Alhaj Navazaly Molu

Vice Chairman from Reunion                                Alhaj Amine Nassor

Honorary Treasurer                                               Alhaj Mohamed Hemani

Honorary Secretary                                                Alhaj Aunali Khalfan

Honorary Assistant Secretary Alhaj Kumail Manji

TRUSTEES:

Alhaj Mehboob Versi                  - Tanzania

Alhaj Mushtak Fazal                     - Tanzania

Alhaj Sultan Molu                      - Kenya

Alhaj Ebrahim Jaffer                   - Kenya

Alhaj Ebrahim Kassam               - Uganda

Alhaj Mohamedraza Manji         - Uganda

Electoral Commissioner
Alhaj Gulam Khaku                 Mombasa

Internal Auditor
Alhaj Mohamed Lalji              Dar-es-Salaam

External Auditor
S. A. Jaffer & Company          Dar-es-Salaam

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The AFED Secretariat extends its appreciation to the former Electoral Commissioner, Alhaj Mukhtar Assaria of Nairobi for his dedicated services, and congratulates Alhaj Gulam Khaku of Mombasa for being elected to the post of Electoral Commissioner for the term 2013- 2016. Our thanks go to Alhaj Hassan Ali M. Jaffer for conducting the election diligently.

NOMINATED COUNCILLORS:
Alhaj Amir Somji                         Arusha                     Alhaj Zulfikar Dewji Dar-es-Salaam

Alhaj Rizwan Peera                      Arusha                     Alhaj Amir Merali    Mombasa

Alhaj Shabbir Virjee                    Arusha                     Alhaj Gulam Khaku Mombasa

Alhaj Mohamed Nathoo             Dar-es-Salaam         Alhaj Shafik Kanji    Moshi

Alhaj Shabbir Kermalli                Dar-es-Salaam         Alhaj Feeroz Jagani Nairobi

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YOUTH CONFERENCE

A Youth Conference organized by the Africa Youth Network (AYN) was held simultaneously with the 25th Triennial Conference and was attended by 38 participants from Dar-es-Salaa, Bukoba, Madagascar, Mombasa, Nairobi and Tanga and was facilitated by Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sameer Kermalli.

This Conference was ably facilitated by the Capacity Building Group (CBG) and participants of this Conference presented their Testimonials and Resolutions to the 74th Supreme Council Session.

The Chairman of Africa Federation assured the youths of his team's full support to them, his message will be carried in the AYN report of the Youth Conference.

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