New Website Launched –

The Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Jamaat of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has relaunched it’s redesigned website. The new website is now online and accessible at

The Dar es Salaam Jamaat has redesigned the website to offer members access to more information about Jamaat activities, news updates and event programs.

The new website will be a great tool that will allow the Jamaat administration to share updates on the work being done by the Jamaat.  We will also be using the website to promote the different religious and social activities conducted by the Jamaat.  With the growth of Internet access in Tanzania, we hope to keep our members updated regularly.  I would also like to request members to visit the website regularly to access new content.” remarked the President of KSIJ Dar es Salaam Jamaat, Al-Hajj Shiraz Walji.

The main features of the website include:

  • News and Updates about Jamaat activities
  • Daily Programs
  • Special Events
  • Islamic/English Calendar
  • Prayer Timings
  • Information about Jamaat Departments and personnel
  • Jamaat Contact Information
  • Direct links to Islamic media
  • Links to related websites

The Jamaat will continue to add new features and additional content to the site. We also look forward to feedback and requests for content from our members.  We hope the website will be a regular source of updates for our members.

Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Jamaat – Dar es Salaam

1st Shawwal, 1432
August 31st, 2011

Dr. Sibtain Panjwani Presents in Dar es Salaam

Dr. Sibtain Panjwani is a Dental Surgeon by Profession with a special interest in Medical Law and Ethics having obtained an MA from King’s College London and a PhD in Law at the University of Essex. He regularly gives lectures at various institutes and takes interest in writing articles and conference papers on subjects ranging from law and religion to ethics and community affairs. He held the position of the Secretary General of The World Federation of KSI Muslim Communities from 1996 – 2003.

He will be presenting at the Bab ul Ilm Auditorium from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm on the following dates:

Wednesday, 27th February 2013 – For School/Tabligh

Monday, 4th March 2013 – For Senior Citizens

Wednesday, 6th March 2013 – For Invitees


Constitutional Review

The Constitutional Review Committee of the KSI Jamaat consists of the following members:

Br. Mumtazhussein Alloo – Chairman

Br. Fazleabbas Dhirani – Member

Br. Gulamhussein Hasham – Member

Br. Husseinali Rajani – Member

Br. Imran Sherally – Member

Br. Mohammed Dhirani – Member

Br. Mohammed Nathoo – Member

Br. Mohammedtaki Esmail – Member

Br. Salim Panjwani – Member

Br. Samir Habib – Member

KSIJ MC Representative – Member

KSIJ MC Representative – Member

An open forum was conducted on Sunday, 10th February 2013 in the Imambarghah to discuss the constitutional review with members of the community.

For your copy of the constitution click on the link below.

Dsm Constitution

Hayaat Fitness Centre

Dar-es-salaam Jamaat of KSIJ’s project of Hayaat Fitness Center – A roaring success

Long overdue, the Youth affairs committee of Dar-es-salaam Jamaat launched an ambitious project of constructing a gym on top of the imambara on the 3rd floor. In April of 2012, the gym opened its doors to both gents and ladies with a fanfare.

After 12 months of hard work and initiative, the chairman of the youth’s committee, Shane-Abbas Jessa and his committee, successfully launched a fully equipped gym with modern up to date facilities.

Initially designed to be a functional gym facility, Hayaat fitness center, has blossomed into a multi purpose center offering, besides a regular gym, Aerobics, Tae Bo and Yoga classes throughout the year. The center has also incorporated the 4th floor into a badminton court with future plans to expand into basketball and tennis court.

The fitness center has become a hub for youths, children and adults spending their evenings enjoying quality time with their children and friends playing table tennis, foosball, pool and carom besides the above mentioned activities.

Hayaat Fitness Center’s progressive general manager Mr. Zahir Somji is on a crusade to bring awareness within the community of the advantages of a healthy lifestyle including regular vigorous exercise, healthy diet and avoidance of harmful habits.  Through his regular up dates via mass e-mail to the entire community, Zahir has raised awareness through his probing questions of how our norms, like serving oily food for tabarruk while living in a tropical country rife with fresh fruit and juice, are not conducive to our health.

Shirazbhai Walji, the president of Dar-es-salaam Jamaat, was ecstatic about this project and has encouraged all activities promoting the health of youths, ladies and seniors besides the general public. Kudos to the managing committee for a very pro-active approach to health!