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24 March 2019 / 17. Rajab 1440

Day Three of the Third ExCo 2018

Day Three


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Agenda      

  1. Reflection on verses from the Holy Qur'an   
  2. Treasury Update and Update on Foundation Fund
  3. Review of Capital Projects Guidelines          
  4. Update on Melbourne Project           
  5. Update on emerging Social Vices in the Community
  6. Any Other Business

Intro and Reflections of Holy Qur'an


Day 3, our final day, of ExCo began with recitations from the Holy Qur’an, recited by Shaykh Asghar Hussain Shaheedi.
 
He shared how the Holy Qur’an reminds us to always have Taqwa, faith in Allah (swt), and to always have a smile on our faces, even if our heart is bleeding. May Allah (swt) give us the Toufeeq to follow our path as described by The Almighty.
 
We were honoured to welcome the presence of Shaykh Mohsin Ali Najafi who arrived from Islamabad to join EXCO. He was welcomed and introduced by Maulana Shabbir Maisami, WF Councillor.
 
Shaykh is from Skardu, (Gilgit Baltistan), Northern Pakistan, and he completed his education from Najaf-al-Ashraf. Upon returning to Pakistan, he has worked actively to serve his community. As well as working for social services and running a Hawza, he also wrote the Tafseer of the Holy Qur’an.

Islamic Education



Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail gave an overview of the wide range of activities and projects that the Islamic Education team are involved in. These included:
  • increasing spirituality, primarily through the digital services function. Some 40 videos have already been produced this year, many on contemporary topics. 
  • external tableegh: the team have visited a number of organisations in East Africa and have also visited Bosnia, Kosovo and Nepal.
  • the opening of the Najaf office in Iraq.
  • further developing the publishing function, looking at centralised publishing and a WF Press Publishing House.
 
 
There was a discussion focusing on our Khoja Ulema and the challenges that we face in developing and training them.

Census


Mr Shiraz Walji presented the findings from Africa Federation's Census. The census covered 44 jamaats and was conducted in four languages over an 18 month period. The results show an 18,000 headcount, almost equally split between male and female. 40% of the population are young.

 

Al Qamar Award


The Al Qamar Award was presented to Rafique Ali Habib, whose father, Late Mohammed Ali Habib founded the Habib Bank.  Mr Rafique is Chairman of the Habib Family group which is renowned locally and internationally for social welfare, education and vocational training. The leading university in Karachi is none other than “Habib University”. This university is empowering the future and providing excellent education alongside scholarships to those eager to learn.



MCE Update


Shabbar Dhalla, Vice President of WF, and Naushad Mehrali , Head of Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE), discussed the ongoing progress of the Tarbiyah curriculum, the Teacher Training Programme (TTP), the Teaching Skills Programme (TSP), and the Neuropsychology of Learning Programme (NPL). 

Treasury and Foundation Fund Update


Mohammadkazim Bhalloo, Hon Treasurer of The World Federation updated the delegates about The World Federation accounts and donations and shared information about the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software.

Muntazir Bhimji, Assistant Hon Treasurer, presented the foundation fund report, which summarised the progress made with the investments and the resulting income received in the year, along with the plans for the future.

 

Update on Melbourne Project


Hussein Hussein of Australia Federation shared the learning outcome and recommended best practices when undertaking capital projects such as that of building community centers including mosques, he particularly mentioned the importance of ensuring legal paperwork is made available and signed by both parties before commencing on any project.

 

   

Any Other Business


Hussain A Karim, Hon Secretary of Africa Federation, and Kazim Devijiani, Chairman Lilongwe Jamaat in Malawi, updated the audience about the opportunities available for starting a business in Malawi and the thriving jamaat in Malawi. 

 

It's a wrap!

The ExCo ended with Dua-e-Wahdah, a positive note of continued support from each other.

  Reciting Dua-e-Wahdah

  Group photograph of councillors, delegates and office bearers

  Appreciating volunteers who helped make the 3rd EXCo a huge success.

 

Appreciating Scouts for their selfless services that helped make the 3rd EXCo a huge success 

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