Continuous Professional Development Seminar For Centre Imams 2012

For the third consecutive year, the Mission in collaboration with IEB of World Federation of KSIMC and Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa had organized a ten day workshop for muballigheen and muballighat in an effort to create a platform to share knowledge and experience.

The workshop attracted 70 participants from various organization in Kenya, Tanzania and

Uganda that was led by the Alhaj Sheikh Ayub Rashid from the United Kingdom.  The workshop commenced on 10th to 20th December, 2012 at Bilal Hall.

This year the topics included, marriage and divorce, Islam and Leadership, Islam and politics; Sciences of the Qur’an, Hadith and Sunnah, Biography of Imam Ali bin Abu Talib (a.s), Attributes of a Good Speakers amongst many other topics.

Practical lessons on Ahkam Mayyit, that included Ghusl Mayyit, Janaza Prayers and burial of the dead attracted great interest from the muballigheen who sought clarifications on the procedures, implications and recommended acts in preparation of the dead for burial. The participants were divided into smaller groups to enhance understanding.

Other practical initiatives that ignited critical thinking from the participants included debates, question and answer sessions, quote of the day – assigned to different participant every day, practical leadership in prayers and duas.

Local scholars were also invited. They included Sheikh Abdillahi Nassir, Sayed Hussein Bayduni, Sheikh Rijali Bwana Rijali, Ustadh Muhammad Dumila and Br. Stanbul Abdillahi Nassir. They dwelt in various issues that affect humanity in all spheres of their lives; socially, spiritually, economically and in the political arena.

The CBB Chairman, Alhaj Mohsin A. Lalji, Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Inayat Alidina accompanied with Africa Federation Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the Hon. Treasurer, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani, AFED/BMMK Trustee Alhaj Sultan Molu and the CEO of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, Alhaj Mumtazhussein Alloo had the opportunity to meet with Sheikh Ayub and the participants of the CPD training program during their visit to Mombasa on December 15th, 2012.

“The seminar has been a success. It has been like a refresher course; that has reminded us of what had been forgotten. I  was particularly impressed by the practical lessons on Ahkam Mayyit. I will inshaallah put into practice what I have learnt here when I go back at my centre .” Sheikh Musafiri from Jimba, Kenya.

COMMENTS FROM PARTICIPANTS

“I have learnt a lot in this short time at the seminar. For instance the issue of Wudhu and the differences found across the different madhaahib on the same issue. I like the seminar and urge the organizers to continue doing so.”   Br. Rashid Wasike, WIPAHS, Kibaha – Tanzania.

“From the time we came here we have learnt a lot and we are ready to go back and practice what we learnt. In the process, we have at times discovered our mistakes at the ground, thus enabling us to see ways of dealing with them.”  Sheikh Musa Jinjani from Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya

“This being the third year since its inception, we have seen many positive changes in the seminar. We have been able to uplift the level of the seminar in terms of the content coverage. This year we have participants who have graduated from different colleges and universities and some participants with long term of experience in the field of Tableegh. This has benefited the seminar. A wide range of topics like political issues, social issues, economical and spiritual issues was covered and this will add value to the mubaligheen in their day-to-day work. May Allah reward everyone who participated or contributed towards the success of this seminar InshaAllah Wata’Allah.” Sheikh Ayub Rashid - Facilitator

In his address at the closing ceremony, Sheikh Ayub encouraged the participants to seek knowledge continuously. He also urged them to put in practice what they have learnt in the seminar. “It is one thing to learn, it is another to put into practice what you have learnt.”
He thanked Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya, The World Federation of KSIMC and the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa for co-organizing such forum.

Alhaj Fazleabbas M Bhanji, Hon. Secretary, speaking on behalf of Alhaj Abbas Nasser, Chairman appreciated the work done by the muballigheen in the field of tableegh. He acknowledged the difficult conditions that they come across in their line of duty saying that only Allah (s.w.t) can reward them. Alhaj Ahmed Dhalla, Member of the Managing Committee of BMMK, presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Sheikh Ayub Rashid. 

The Participants were awarded with certificates and books.

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya would like to thank the IEB of the World Federation, the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa for their support and Co-sponsoring, KSI Mombasa Jamaat for their support and cooperation in organizing this event and the various organizations who sent in their participants contributed in making this seminar successful.

 

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