Alhaj Mohammed Jaffer Nasser Virjee of Mwanza Remembered

Alhaj Mohammed Jaffer Nasser Virjee was born in Mwanza on 26th June 1922.  He was the youngest son of Haji Nasser Virjee and Khatijabai Gulamhussein Mamdani. He received his primary education in Mwanza and secondary in Mombasa. He acquired excellent results in his Cambridge Examinations and was set to go for further studies but unfortunately, […]

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NASIMCO’s youngest president makes grassroots a priority

ARIF JACKSI NASIMCO President 2019-2022 New York’s very own, entrepreneur and business owner, Arif Jacksi, has been elected as NASIMCO’s (youngest) president at the age of 48. His involvement with NASIMCO consists of formally being an Executive Councilor which was followed by his role as the Vice President during the 2017-2019 term. Jacksi’s leadership skills […]

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Canadian PM at Crescent Village Community BBQ

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has attended the Eid BBQ held by the Crescent village community in Toronto and heaped praise on the community’s values. He had visited the Crescent Village neighbourhood to meet community members. And he graciously accepted a box of Mithai presented to him by Zera Bai Moledina. Values that make us strong […]

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Hajj has vital lessons for world of hate

The lessons of Hajj are vital in a world wracked by hatred and discrimination, the Africa Federation Chairman has said in his Eid al-Adha message. “Performing Hajj involves series of rituals and acts of worship which provides lessons that relate to lots of problems faced by mankind. We are witnessing too many acts of hatred, […]

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Stay on the path and ignore the corrupters

Staying on the right path is the vital lesson to be learned from the days of the Hajj, the President of The World Federation said in his Eid al-Adha message. Anwarali Dharamsi urged Khojas to follow the example of the Prophet Musa, who appointed his brother Harun to ensure the community stayed on the right […]

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Shia Matchmaking event in Toronto

Report by Kulsum Dharamshi The first of its kind, much-anticipated NASIMCO Shia Matchmaking Event has provided a platform for singles in the Khoja community to meet, in an Islamic and confidential manner, to find suitable life partners. Sessions included topics such as “What to Look for in a Potential Spouse” and “The Role of Parents/In-laws […]

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Alhaj Mohammed Jaffer Nasser Virjee of Mwanza Remembered

Alhaj Mohammed Jaffer Nasser Virjee was born in Mwanza on 26th June 1922.  He was the youngest son of Haji Nasser Virjee and Khatijabai...

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NASIMCO’s youngest president makes grassroots a priority

ARIF JACKSI NASIMCO President 2019-2022 New York's very own, entrepreneur and business owner, Arif Jacksi, has been elected as NASIMCO's (youngest) president at the age of 48....