On the 5th of October, 2013 the KSIJ Dar in conjunction with the World Federation and Africa Federation had organized a training session at the Men’s Imambargah to assist our volunteers, the JAMSA students and medical staff, on how to use the AED in the event of an emergency.

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

The World Federation donated not only 1 AED unit to the KSI Jamaat but also organized Dr. Mohamed Peera of Toronto, Canada (originally from Dar-es-salaam) to conduct a demonstration on using the AED unit as well as provide other training to those interested for emergency first aid chest compression and airway (CPR), Dr. Peera brought along a mannequin donated by WF with him for demonstration.

The program started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. After which Dr. Peera was welcomed to enlighten us more on the AED unit. He explained to us on the how to use the machine step by step by physically demonstrating it for us on the mannequin.  A number of questions were asked by the audience present and were also given the opportunity to try demonstrating it. Overall, the program was a huge success with participants acquiring practical knowledge and a sense of accomplishment in serving the community in the future. A list of these participants will be posted along with their duties to be on call during our functions at the mosque and the Mehfil.

Our President, Shiraz P. Walji was also present and he expressed his gratitude to  Dr. Peera for coming here and educating us more on the this gadget, that will help us make a difference when in time of an emergency.

Graveyard Rehabilitation Project Fund

The Dar-es-salaam Jamaat embarked upon an ambitious project of rehabilitating the kabrastaan which is in existence for over 100 years. The project envisions standardized mold for all graves and grave plaques. This will create a lot of space and organization to the graveyard which today has an unkempt appearance.

At the completion of the project, we should be able to have pathways to a lot of deep corners of the grave yard that will ease members’ visitation to these graves. Besides the ease, access for members with wheel chairs will be facilitated to a large portion of the kabrastaan. And of course, the overall appearance of this center will be greatly improved.

As Muslims, our graveyards are frequently visited with a lot of majlis arranged on a regular basis. We are blessed to have this facility in the City Centre and our phenomenal attendance is an encouraging sign to make this facility as accessible and convenient as possible. This kabrastaan was donated to the community by the Abdulrasul Satchoo Peera family in 1907.

However, every improvement has a cost attached to it. Each grave costs 55,000/- to be rehabilitated plus an additional 25,000/- for the standardized grave plaque. This is an excellent opportunity to earn sawab-e-jaariyah for your marhumins. Jamaat is appealing to every member to at least donate for their marhumins cost of rehabilitating these graves. We have had generous donors who have donated substantial amounts. The total collected so far is 36M Tshs. and approximately 900 graves have been rehabilitated. We still have 1600 graves to rehabilitate. Needless to remind, it is a duty of every member to participate in this funding

Strategic pay points will be available in the Masjid and Mehfils during the upcoming auspicious nights and into Muharam to facilitate your generous donations. Jamaat office is always available to accept funds also. Please do the needful and a request for sure fateha for all marhumins.