Posts Tagged ‘Muslims’

l’Association des Elèves et Etudiants Musulmans de Côte d’Ivoire (AEEMCI) – L’historique de L’AEEMCI

February 10, 2013
Dans un contexte d’adversité culturelle accru où les jeunes musulmans dans la machine occidentale de l’école, perdaient peu à peu leur foi, l’AEEMCI naquit pour sauvegarder la foi des jeunes musulmans.
En 1971 monsieur Mory Bah étudiant à l’institut national supérieur des travaux publics entrepris une vaste campagne en vue d’interpeller les jeunes musulmans sur l’organisation du Ramadan sur le campus.
Des suites de cette prise de conscience, un groupe de 7 étudiants dirigé par l’étudiant Vassiriki Touré, entama la rédaction des statuts et règlement intérieurs d’une structure d’élèves et d’étudiants musulmans à l’échelle national. : On hésitait entre différent nom : JEM AMEECI enfin dans une chambre du campus universitaire de Cocody, lors d’une réunion pour la circonstance, le cycle AEEMCI fut lâché.
Le 18 janvier 1972 eut lieu la première assemblée constitutive de l’AEEMCI. Le 16 février 1972 Vassiriki Touré premier président de cette structure organisa la première assemblée générale constitutive.
En 1972, la demande d’agreement se heurtait au silence des autorités.
En 1975, une nouvelle équipe de dirigeants repris à nouveau les démarches administratives. C’est ainsi que le 16 janvier 1975 sous la direction de Abdoul Kader Kéïta étudiant en médecine une nouvelle assemblée constitutive conduisit à la reconnaissance administrative de l’AEEMCI.
 
 
This post is taken from the website of l’Association des Elèves et Etudiants Musulmans de Côte d’Ivoire (AEEMCI).
 
See on-line at: http://www.aeemci-ce.org/presentation/historique.php

The Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals – The Executive

June 6, 2010

The Executive

  1. Eng Dr.A.M.Sebbit (President)
  2. Ms. Sitna Cherotich (Deputy/President)
  3. Mr. Hassan H. Saleh (Secretary General)
  4. Mr.Ssemujju Ibrahim (Organising secretary)
  5. Mr.Kapalaga Isaac (Treasurer)
  6. Dr. Mariam Kinene (Member)
  7. Ms Nakulima Safina Serugo (Member)
  8. Mr. Musa Abbas Katende (Member)
  9. Mr. Haroun Jemba (Member)

This piece is taken from the website of the Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals.

See on-line at: http://www.umpro.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=58

The Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals – Board of Trustees

June 6, 2010

Board of Trustees

1. Br. Mustafa Ajuga (Working with Africa Development Foundation): Chairman of the Board

2. Dr. Halima Wakabi : The Director, Female Campus IUIU, Kabojja: Vice Chairperson

3. Prof. Eng.Dr. Badru Kiggundu: The Chairman Electoral Commission.
4. Dr.Mpezamihigo Mouhamad The Deputy Rector, Academic IUIU, Mbale

5. Dr.Slim Nahdy : The Executive Director National Agricultural Advisory

Services

6. Hassan H. Saleh : Teacher

7. Eng.Dr. Adam Sebbit : Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering,

Makerere University.

Four Board Committees are were formed to assist in running the activities of UMPro.
Each committee is made up of five members from ( Board, Executives and ordinary members) .
The Committee are :
1. Education and Research Committee
2. Finance and Development Committee
3. Public Relations and Communications Committee
4. Social and Welfare Committee

Last Updated (Wednesday, 02 June 2010 12:09)

 This piece is taken from the website of the Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals.
 
See on-line at: http://www.umpro.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=37

The Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals – Professional Services

June 6, 2010

The Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals through its network can source and facilitate placement of all types of Muslim expertise from its membership, and acts as an Information Centre on Muslims Manpower Services and Muslims owned Consultancies.

UMPro can source experts in the following areas:

i), Energy and Mining

ii), Agriculture and Agro Processing and Forestry

iii), Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Engineering, Telecommunications

iv), Computer Science/Information Technology

v), Medicine

vi), Hospitality Management

vii), Education, Training and Training Management

viii), Journalism, Communication and Public Relations

ix), Business Management, Project Management and Feasibility Studies

x), Research and development

xi), Law

xiii), Animal Science and

xvi), Others.

This piece is taken from the website of the Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals.

See on-line at: http://www.umpro.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=70

The Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals – Objectives

June 6, 2010

The Objectives of the Union are to:

a) Unite, organize and enhance solidarity among Muslim Professionals in Uganda;

b) Facilitate the identification, mentoring and advancement of Muslim professionals;

c) Establish an Islamic Information Centre;

d) Co-operate with other organisations/Institutions with similar objectives as those of UMPro.

e) Advocate and safe guard the rights of Muslim Professionals and Muslims in general.

f) Encourage Islamic Daawa through various methods e.g. Newspapers, Radios, Television etc.

g) Provide consultancy and advisory services in all areas of socio-economic and technology development.

h) Conduct training, organise scientific conferences, seminars and workshops for the members and any other facility that may wish to do so.  

This piece is taken from the website of the Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals.

See on-line at: http://www.umpro.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=56

The Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals – Background

June 6, 2010

Overview

The Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals, UMPro was officially launched on March 24, 2008 at Makerere University. The Union is a voluntary Organisation bringing together Muslim Professionals from all areas of specialization.  

 It is not an umbrella organisation for Muslims, but it is a Union of Professionals. It plays commentary roles with other Muslim organisation/institutions. It is registered as a Muslim faith based organisation.

Among the important activities to be carried out is Daawa and career guidance to the students in all levels of education and to disseminate information which will strengthen professionalism in the Muslim Community. The Union maintains an active database of Muslim Professionals.

This piece is taken from the website of the Union of Uganda Muslim Professionals.
 
See on-line at: http://www.umpro.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=34  

Nigeria Muslim Forum UK – Some Activities of Forum

April 14, 2010

Since its formation, the Forum has initiated a number of schemes, projects and activities, which it successfully executed by Allah?s mercy. It has, alhamdu lillah, continue to execute a number of the previous ones in addition to initiating others. The following is a brief outline of such activities.

Conferences and Workshops

The Forum holds three conferences in the year, namely Spring Conference (April/May) and Summer Conference (Aug/September) and Winter Conference and Annual General Meeting (December).

More information about past events can be found here

Promoting Educational Growth of Nigerian Muslims

Muslims, particularly those from the Northern part of Nigeria, are comparatively educationally backward. The Forum has in the past supported (financially) Secondary School teachers so that they can teach for the sake of Allah (SWT). It has also provided books to some institutions, and also supported (financially) Secondary School students in their final year.

Arranging Reception Programmes for New Students

The Forum has, through its Regional Branches, been arranging reception programmes for new arrivals to the United Kingdom. This involves, in some cases, collecting them at the Airport and taking them to their destinations, giving them some guidelines on how to effectively use their time while in the United Kingdom as well as how to familiarise themselves with their immediate community.

Child Sponsorship Scheme

Another scheme that proved to be very successful in the past was the identification of intelligent but indigent students and supporting them financially through a ‘scholarship’ programme. This was possible by proving an avenue for individual members to sponsor the education of a child through provision of the necessary fees and other financial needs of the child from Secondary School to University.

Involvement in Da’awah Activities in Nigeria

The Forum is actively involved in Da’awah Activities in Nigeria, particularly its role in supporting the Da’awah Activities of Islamic Education Trust (IET), Minna, Niger State, supporting the Da’awah and enlightenment activities of Islamic Trust of Nigeria (ITN), Zaria; and, supporting the Da’awah Activities of Muslim Brothers in the South through NACOMIO and other similar organisations.

Collection and Distribution of Zakatul-Fitr in Nigeria

Through the collective efforts of the members of the Forum, the Forum has been collecting and Zakatul Fitr in various localities in Nigeria. Last year alone, over three hundred thousand naira was distributed to the needy in eleven different localities around the country.

This piece is taken from the website of the Nigeria Muslim Forum UK.

See on-line at: http://www.nmfuk.org/activities.htm

Nigerian Muslim Forum UK – About the NMFUK

April 14, 2010

The Nigeria Muslim Forum was formed in 1991 by Nigerian Muslims based in the United Kingdom. Its initial members are largely students but this has now moved to more settled community. The following are the aims and objectives of the Forum:

  • To promote education in its universal sense for its members and the public through study circles, seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • To support and foster mutual co-operation among all Nigerian Muslims in the UK and around the globe.
  • To promote and propagate the religion of Islam in the UK, Nigeria and the world at large.
  • To liase with Muslim Organisations in Nigeria with a view to uniting the Ummah and to support (morally and financially) cross-fertilisation of ideas and activities between the organisations.
  • To arrange reception programmes for all newly arriving Nigerian Muslims into the UK so that they could easily integrate into the Muslim community and the larger society in the UK.
  • To organise programmes aimed at preparing existing UK based Nigerian Muslims for their eventual return to Nigeria and to cope with the challenges and expectations at home.

In pursuance of the above aims and objectives, the Forum has initiated a number of schemes, projects and activities, which it successfully executed and will, with YOUR support, continue to execute insha’Allah.

This piece is taken from the website of the Nigerian Muslim Forum UK.

See on-line at: http://www.nmfuk.org/about.htm

Ummah Foundation

April 7, 2010

The Nairobi Masaajid Joint programme (NMJP) was founded in September 2003 as a response to the many challenges facing the Muslim Ummah and especially in redressing the lacunae created by un-coordinated response to issues and programmes.

In particular, it was felt that there were serious administrative lapses in the management of Iftar programme during the month of Ramadhan and the distribution of relief supplies in the drought stricken areas.

The desire of the initiative was to earn the pleasure of Allah while responding effectively to the needs and aspirations of the Muslim Ummah.

In synergy, the various masaajid and Madaaris agreed to define, streamline, coordinate and supplement the Iftaar, Zakat, etc, in order to achieve maximum coverage and utilization of funds and other materials collected, purchased and or donated for the benefit, utility and development of the Muslim Ummah.

The need for consolidation of the ummah into a formidable unit through a common approach to issues, opportunities and challenges was underscored as a central plank of the NMJP mandate. In short the joint effort was aimed at the realization of objectives as set out here under.

Objectives
The following objectives were set out at inception;

  1. To avoid duplication of efforts in the distribution of food and other items
  2. To increase coverage and distributions so as to reach as wide a population and geographical areas as possible
  3. To implore individuals and institutions to come together for bulk and centralized purchasing, leading to better prices and hence improving both quantity and quality
  4. To create a welfare programme for and disadvantaged and less privileged members of the community especially in areas of medication, education, enterprise, etc
  5. To source for funds for the institutions listed above so as to sustain their activities as well as improve and upgrade their facilities
  6. Undertake bulk buying for relief and Iftaar programmes so as to cut on costs as well as enhanced coordination and transportation
  7. Invite other Masaajid and Institutions to join in the programme for increased efficiency and dialogue on future plans for expansion and development
  8. To assess and address the needs of Muslims in Kenyan remands and Prisons

Membership

With a humble beginning of a couple of institutions at inception, the Nairobi Joint Masaajid has grown to become an authority on relief and Iftaar programmes. The founding members of the organization amongst others include the following;

  • Jamia Mosque Nairobi
  • Parklands Mosque
  • Parkroad Mosque
  • Rabita Mosque-Westlands
  • Al-Momin Foundation
  • Railways landhies Mosque
  • Sadaka Mosque-Hurlingham
  • Pangani Masjid and CCPC
  • Masjid Nur South C
  • Bilal Masjid, South C
  • Bai-tul-Maal Masjid
  • South B Masjid,
  • Walda Islamic Centre
  • Mahad Da’awah Organization
  • Al-Furqan Training Institute
  • Girls training Institute Pangani
  • Anjuman Himayat Islam
  • Crescent Medical Aid
  • Al-Muntada Al-Islami Trust
  • Muslim Youth Society

Growing into Ummah Foundation

For the last few years, NMJP has been operating under an informal structure to go about meeting their objectives. Alhamdulillah, we are now assuming a formal structure registered under the name UMMAH FOUNDATION. We are also widening our objectives to benefit a wider section of the Ummah.

Currently, the objectives range from enhancing unity to empowering the Ummah in all aspects; in education, health, social welfare and economic development.

A number of programmes are being run under the newly established UMMAH FOUNDATION. These programs range from issuance of relief food and wheel chairs, youth activities, women programs and Imam’s activities among others.

The latest project of the Foundation is an initiative to pool Zakat contributions into one basket for eventual distribution to those prescribed by the Shariah. All these are in the spirit of alleviating poverty and suffering amongst the Ummah.

Other objectives of the Foundation as spelt out in the trust deed include but are not limited to the following;

  1. To further education and to establish, construct and maintain institutions of higher learning.
  2. To alleviate hardships of the needy, orphans and poor by providing comprehensive preventive medical care
  3. To provide relief and succour to those affected by natural calamities, victims of social unrest and other accidental happenings by providing food, medical aid, help in legal proceedings and claims.

  4. To propagate religious tolerance, teachings and understanding and respect of all religions and faiths and in particular Islam. Other objectives are auxiliary to the above.

Programmes

The policy formulation organ of the organization is the steering committee comprising representatives from member organizations and institutions. The steering committee has been meeting after every two weeks but has since been reduced into monthly meetings.

A secretariat for the implementation of programmes and activities has been established and is operational. The organization runs a number of programmes but for purposes of this paper, the following suffice.

  1. Relief Food Distribution: This programme undertakes food distribution to famine, drought and disaster hit areas especially in the Northern and Eastern parts of the country. Last year and the better parts of this year have witnessed serious relief work in various parts of Eastern and North-Eastern Kenya. Discussions on long term measures aimed at generating alternative livelihoods for the affected areas are ongoing. Indeed a model village concept is being tested and if successful will constitute a major plank of the foundations programmatic engagement. In the meantime, continuous support in the manner and style of relief food supplies is inescapable if lives are to be saved and the affected people brought back to their original positions. An intervention framework is being designed for easier coordination and operations in future.
  2. Iftar Support Programme: It is an established tradition of the organization to provide Iftar rations to the less privileged members of the community. In the just concluded Holy month of Ramadhan, our organization was able to provide Iftar food to a sizeable segment of the community. Suffice it to mention that the overriding objective of the foundation is to empower community members economically so as to be able to fend for themselves during this blessed period of Ramadhan. Plans are on course to factor in an economic package for the less privileged members of the community within the framework of the proposed Central Zakat Fund. The overriding intention is to discourage begging and promote production and sharing.
  3. Imams Empowerment Programme: The organization appreciates the central role of Imams in the community and has initiated a programme that is specifically tailored at enhancing the capacity of Imams. Training workshops have been held in the past as well as induction courses. Consequently, imams have been accorded the requisite authority and are critical players in the foundations ongoing Zakat programme. A lot of support is therefore required if the dream of building the capacity of imams is to succeed. In future, periodic capacity building workshops on thematic issues are proposed especially on various contemporary issues and skills.
  4. Media Engagement Programme: The media continues to play an important role in setting the socio-economic and political agenda of the society. As a result a framework is being generated around media engagement. It is therefore proposed that workshops will be organized for and with media practitioners with the objective of mainstreaming media in the community.
  5. Halaal Certification Programme: Over and above regular programmes, the organization has been instrumental in starting off Halaal Certification Programme by proving the requisite secretariat support. Halaal meetings have been convened and records serviced and maintained at the instance of Ummah Foundation. Currently, plans are underway to open up independent offices for the initiative and suffice it to mention that ongoing operations are coordinated and facilitated from Ummah Foundation offices.
  6. Central Zakat Fund: Currently Ummah Foundation is collecting Zakat and a central depository is open to all Muslims. The bulk of funds collected are aimed at improving the education standards of the Ummah by supporting bright students who are unable to proceed with their education as a result of financial incapacity. The Zakat funds are to be administered in accordance with the dictates of Sharia. Widows, orphans and poor members of the community are also poised to benefit from the programme through proactive empowerments initiatives.
  7. Youth Programme: Youth Programme works to empower youth to participate actively in the shaping of the Muslim youth and societies in which they live and in improving the living conditions of the youth as a Muslim in today’ worlds. The activities under this programme include the following:-sector-wide activity, small scale funding, youth education support;

a. Sector wide activity

Ummah Foundation organizes seminars, training and workshop for youth groups in various areas as:-

- team building and group achievement
– fundraising and financial management
– lobbying and advocacy
– networking and partnership
– conflict resolution

b. Small scale funding

Ummah foundation is sourcing for funds to fund 5 youth groups for sustainability of group’s projects and also inculcating the idea of entrepreneurship in Muslim youths.

The groups presented their income generating activity (IGA) proposals as well as the following; feasibility survey, business plan and repayment programme. It is projected that Ummah Foundation will be able to source for funds and eventually enter into financial agreement by Inshaallah, January 2007. Proper Monitoring and Evaluation is already in place.


8. Youth Education Support Programme: Ummah Foundation will allocate 60% of its central Zakat collection to education
especially offering bursary to youth students who are bright and needy. Education is continuously assuming focus and priority over other programmatic areas because it is increasingly becoming apparent that education plays pivotal roles in modern society. Not only does education define and determine the pace and direction of development and societal progress, education dictates access to gainful opportunities, defines environment and generally the standard of life. In essence, education is life.


9. Community Outreach Programme: It is estimated that 1 in every 10 in Kenya and most of African countries have disability. The stigma of disability has been very destructive in the past.

- locked up by the parents
– mistreated because of stigma

It is for this reason that Ummah Foundation supports people with disability from poor families to have access to wheel chairs, prosthetic limbs and sewing machines, regardless of their gender, race and religion.

10. Prisoners Rehabilitation Programme (Affiliate): The programme aims at rehabilitating prisoners through Islamic da’wa by providing:-
– Islamic books , literature & lectures
– Food stuff and beddings
– Islamic wear (khamis)
– Water tanks for ablution and prayer mats
– Medical camps
Currently the programme has designed Islamic course for prisoners, identified teachers who will teach the course and lead Friday prayers in the prison and also in preparation to construct a prayer shade for Muslims prisoners both at Maximum and Medium Kamiti prison. Other activities in the programme are:-
– Organize Qurbani at Kamiti prison and also facilitate idd-ul- adhaha congregational prayer for Muslim prisoners in December 2006.
– Medical Camp and Legal Clinic for Muslim prisoners in January 2007
The programme is currently serving Muslims inmates in 20 prisons in Kenya

11. Women’s Programme: Ummah Foundation Women’s Programme aims at empowering Muslim sisters on varied issues. Discourses and workshops on thematic issues are held periodically and support programmes are currently ongoing particularly on women prison visits and hospital visits. Plans are in the pipeline to generate economic empowerment initiatives aimed at giving capacity to the economically weak.

Conclusion

While the organization is still at formative and elementary stages, it is becoming apparent that a lot of expectations are being generated. As a result, the needs obtaining currently by far outweigh our capacity.

More-over, Education, Unity and Development are currently assuming prominence in terms of programmatic engagements. It is therefore imperative that like minded institutions and individuals are mobilized ostensibly for partnership and networking around issues of mutual interest and benefits.

CONTACTS
Village Plaza Block A, Apartment A2, Ngara
P.O. Box 58717-00200, City Square
Tel: 254-20-3748770/1
Fax: 254-20-3748774
E-mail: ummahfoundation@yahoo.com

This piece is taken from the website of the Jamia Masjid Nairobi.

See on-line at: http://www.islamkenya.com/html/ummah.html

The Islamic Foundation

April 7, 2010

Introduction
The Islamic Foundation is an educational, charitable and welfare organisation. It is a non-political and non-sectarian body working for the welfare of humanity. Its purpose is to foster mutual understanding, closer co-operation and fellowship between people belonging to various religious faiths, ideologies and cultures.

Activities
The Islamic Foundation is involved in a wide range of activities ranging from producing and disseminating religious and educational literature to the running of orphanages, establishment of hospitals and clinics, madrassas, schools, vocational training centres, youth clubs, libraries, and the construction and management of mosques.

The Foundation has established and is running a number of centres in various towns of Kenya, and also plans to establish many more such centres in various towns with dire needs.

In short, the Foundation is working for the uplift of the less fortunate members of our society. A glimpse of our activities can be had by the study of the following:

Educational Projects
In view of the importance of education in nation building especially the youth, Islamic Foundation has established Islamic Institutes for Islamic Studies and schools in various parts of Kenya i.e. College of Islamic Studies, Mombasa, Al-Falah Madrassa, Wabera Primary School & Al-Falah Nursery School, Isiolo and Machakos Muslim Institute, Machakos Muslim Nursery School and Sayyidah Fatimah Girls Primary School Garbatulla.

Children Homes
Presently besides the 300 hundred students for Islamic Studies in hostels, over 400 orphaned and destitute children are looked after by the Foundation through its 3 Children Homes in Isiolo, Nyeri and Machakos. Sayyidah Fatimah Girls Children Home in Garba Tulla is in its completion stages and will cater for 300 orphan girls.

Construction of Mosques
Islamic Foundation has constructed over 70 mosques in various parts of Kenya.

Publications

  1. Translation and commentary of the meaning of the Holy Qur’an in Swahili language. “Qurani Takatifu” and in Luganda Language “Qurani Entukuvu” which are the first authentic translations.
  2. Published I.R.E. syllabus for schools and 55 different titles of Islamic books and pamphlets in Kiswahili and English.

The Foundation has established and is running a number of centres in various towns of Kenya, and also plans to establish many more such centres in various towns with dire needs.

Baraka Farm
Baraka Farm near Isiolo on 800 acres of land given by the Kenya Government is being developed for agricultural, ranching, poultry and fish farming purposes.

Irrigation project of Baraka Farm and its dam taking water by gravitation from Isiolo River is a unique project. Producing an uphill flow of about 35 feet of evincing wonder has had much interest from high Government and foreign agricultural officials.

Health Care and Welfare Activities
We also undertake carrying out the following welfare activities with much room for expansion.

Providing free medical services to the poor and destitute, humanitarian aid to refugees and the starving in famine struck areas, provision of morning and evening meals (Suhoor and Iftar) in mosques during Ramadhan, assisting poor and deserving Muslim students and providing various schools with I.R.E. teachers.

CONTACTS

Any queries, suggestions or further information concerning The Islamic Foundation: -

E-mail: islamicf@iconnect.co.ke
Tel: +254 (20) 4453285
Fax: +254 (20) 4453281
P.O. Box 30611 GPO, (00100) Nairobi, Kenya
Physical Address: 233 School Lane, Westlands, Nairobi.
(Near Westlands Primary School).

This piece is taken from the website of the Jamia Masjid Nairobi.

See on-line at: http://www.islamkenya.com/html/ifoundation.html


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