Fruitful AFED visit to Najaf


From Right to Left: Aunali Khalfan (Africa Federation Vice President), Amine Nassor (title as below), Nawaz Molou (title as below), Anwar Dharamsi (World Federation President), Shabir Najafi (Africa Federation Chairman and Sheikh Haniphe Akbaraly (Chairman of CROI).

An AFED delegation has enjoyed a fruitful and educational visit to the holy city of Najaf e Ashraf, including a discussion with his eminence, Marja-e-Taqleed, Ayatollah al Uzma al Seyyid Ali Hussainy al Sistani (May Allah (SWT) prolong his life, grant him good health and protect him against all calamities, Ameen).

The visit was organized by the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED) and took place on 19 February.

It was an honor to have the World Federation President, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, present in the delegation. The delegation included the AFED Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the AFED Vice Chairman from mainland Africa, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the AFED Vice Chairman from Madagascar, Sheikh Haniphe Akbaraly, who is also the Chairman of CROI, the AFED Vice Chairman from Réunion, Alhaj Amine Nassor, who is also the Chairman of UAKSIR, and the AFED Nominated Councillor from Madagascar, Alhaj Navazaly Molou, who is also the immediate past Chairman of CROI in Madagascar.

Praise for the Khoja community

At the audience and discussion with Ayatollah al Seyyid Ali al Sistani, Shabir Bhai Najafi provided a brief summary of the activities of the Africa Federation and the various projects being initiated and undertaken by AFED in Africa, including the Tabligh activities.

Agha praised the Khoja community for its unity, good administration, management and development which has helped the Khoja community to withstand numerous pressures from outside. He emphasised the importance of unity with people of other faiths and of different communities.

Shabir Bhai informed Agha about the forthcoming AFED Supreme Council Triennial Conference in April 2019 in Mombasa and a full message from Agha will be conveyed during the Conference. Shabir Bhai also mentioned that his Eminence’s Marjae’aat has brought about strong unity amongst the Shia community and prayed for his good health and long life.

Holy Shrines

Earlier, the AFED delegation met with Agha’s son Seyyid Mohamadraza al Sistani during which several administrative matters were discussed and agreed upon.

The AFED delegation also visited the Holy Shrines of our Imams (AS), Imam’s progenies, Martyrs of Karbala and of the faithful companions of the Holy Prophet of Islam and of our Masumeen (AS) in Najaf, Kufa, Karbala, Samarrah, Kazmain and the other peripheral Ziyarats. May Allah (SWT) accept the Aamals, Duas and Ziyarats of all our Muslim Ummah – The lovers of Ahlulbayt (AS) – Ameen.

AFED OBs wishes to record special thanks to Sheikh Haniphe for organizing the meeting and for the translation of the discussions.


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