Best students award 2018 – Africa Federation

Best students named The winners of Africa Federation’s Best Student Award 2018 have been announced./ The Best Student Award Scheme recognizes the accomplishments of students within the Khoja community who have achieved outstanding results at O-levels. This exercise has been conducted successfully since 1989 by the...

Interfaith Iftars to increase unity

This Ramadan, Jamaats in East Africa have called for increased interfaith unity and collaboration for the betterment of the community holding a series of Iftars to bring people together and reflect on shared values.... In Kenya, the Jaffery Islamic Centre of Mombasa hosted an Iftar...

The Lavatia of Oman: Arabs or Khojas – An Intriguing Paradigm of Binary Identity.

As we came to land at Muscat airport, our guide, a Muscati scholar originally from Iraq and now working in Holland, had joined us for the Khoja Studies Conference in Mumbai, pointed to Matrah, situated a few miles west of Muscat. Set amid volcanic...

Living history: Muhammad Jaffer Ahmed Nanji Kara

Born in a church in Newala, Tanzania Muhammadbhai Jaffer has witnessed great upheaval of the aftermath of the World War I. At the time of interview, he is 94 years old recalling the accounts of his life with great enthusiasm and exceptional joy. He...

Service from the age of 8

Interviewed in 1960, Marhum Pyarali Rustam remembers his childhood in Mombasa in the 1920s and 1930s:   “In 1927, at the age of 8, there arose in me an interest and desire to volunteer for services to the community. I was joined in this by...

Win a laptop in AFED children’s Eid competition

Eid ul Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan and brings with it joy, compassion and celebrations for Muslims all over the world. The Africa Federation intends to celebrate this joyous and blessed occasion with the young people of our community...

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