As a student on the BSc Business & Management sandwich programme at Aston University, I undertook an eleven-month work placement at The World Federation of KSIMC in the role of “Marketing and Communications Executive”.
Posted on Mon, 2015-06-29 10:46
Established over 100 years ago, Anjuman e Faiz e Panjetani (AFP) was formed for the purpose of helping and providing comfortable lodgings for pilgrims going for Ziaraat. One of the ways, it achieved this was by building Musafirkhanas (Guest Houses) in Kadhmayn, Karbala, Najaf and Basrah.
The AFP was formed in Bombay in 1912 and gained a more solid structure over consequent years. From 1940, the musfarkhanas that had been built were managed mainly by the Haji Jetha Gokal Family.
Sadly, in 1968, Haji Abdul Hussain Jetha Gokal, chairman of AFP Trust in Iraq, was martyred and the then Government of Iraq confiscated the moveable and immoveable properties of Faiz e Panjetani in Iraq along with all Jetha Gokal properties, effectively suspending all its activities.
However, with time, patience and trust in the Almighty, AFP has now been able to legally register the musfarkhanas in their name once again. The new Government set up a committee in 2004 to investigate all issues of illegal seizing of land by the previous regime and after ten long years, AFP is now confirmed and registered as an NGO in Iraq.
To learn more about the Faiz, its history and the work currently being undertaken by them, visit their website at http://www.faizepanjetani.com
Marhum Al-Hajj Habib bhai Walji was born in early 1900’s in Jamnagar, India. Marhum besides being a philanthropist, was a brilliant fund raiser for community projects and supervised the construction of Imambara in Kampala.
Shiraz Walji was delighted to present the top performers of the 1st Quran Hifdh 2014 in Dar-es-salaam on 13th Rajab, 2014