About Us

Who We Are

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania is a charitable and non-profitable organization involved nationally in Islamic Faith propagation and offers services in the fields of education, medical treatment and social welfare.

Bilal Muslim Mission is a registered organization in Tanzania with certificate Number 5349 dated 16th April 1968, under Act. No. 1954.

Our Vision

Bilal Muslim Mission supports those who :want to get education on Islamic religious courses as well as the national curriculum, promotes public health care and assists indigents to uplift the their economic status as much as possible.

Recently, Bilal Muslim Mission through the formation of the Economic Upliftment and Independence Division endeavors to help villagers by providing agriculture, education and facilities.

Bilal Muslim Mission is ready to cooperate with organizations, agencies and governments to promote humanitarian activities and make the world a better place.

Organization

With headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Bilal Muslim Mission has expanded to 7 regional Centers throughout Tanzania which are further sub-divided as follows:

Coastal region has 5 subdivisions while Kigoma region has 21, Moshi region has 4, Mwanza region has 6, Tanga region has  11 and Zanzibar region has 4 subdivisions.

Reflecting the important role of discipline in working procedure, all communication is channeled through the regional Centers to the headquarters; and the headquarters submits performance reports to Africa Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithnasheri Jamaat (KSIJ).

Financial Resource

Voluntary public donations and the grant of the Africa Federation are financial resources for Bilal Muslim Mission to fulfill the agenda.

However, schools in Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar receive a very small portion of tuition just for the sake of break-even.  Thus, Bilal Muslim Mission seeks to find donors to pay for those students who cannot afford the minimum school fees.

Our History

In the last quarter of 19th century, East African Shia Itha-asheries were facing social and economic challenges. Naturally, in that situation, they were more concerned with establishing their own identity  rather than reaching out to others.

As  Mulla Husein wrote in the Zanzibar based Gujarati periodical “SALSABIL” in the mid-fifties and Prof. Ansari had drawn the attention of community in his address delivered at Arusha Conference in December 1958, the importance of spreading the massage of peace and harmony and true Islam through the teachings of the Ahlul-Bayt (P.B.U.T) among the indigenous inhabitants of the continent was always considered.

Perhaps the first person who walked down briskly from the elevated pedestal of mere adoration was Maulana Syed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi.

His scheme was prepared in 1962 and in the following year was discussed in KSI Supreme Council at Arusha. At that stage it could not be implemented as suggested, but a pilot scheme was put into effect. In 1964 Syed Rizvi submitted another detailed memorandum on the missionary activities before the Conference of the Federation convened at Tanga, Tanzania.It got a boost from a resolution sent by the Dar es Salaam Jamaat. The scheme was ultimately adopted as a policy by an appreciable majority.

Thus, it is now a new field of activity appropriately named after the great African companion of the Prophet of Islam (P.B.U.H), and first Muazzin of Islam, as the Bilal Muslim Mission.

A community was formed in Mombasa, where Supreme Council’s headquarters were now placed; simultaneously work was started at Dar es Salaam by Syed Rizvi who was appointed as the Chief Missionary.  With active and enthusiastic support of Dar es Salaam Jamaat, the work had begun.

With explanation of The Mission’s activities, a constitution was prepared and as a subsidiary of KSI Supreme Council Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania was registered on 16/4/1968 as an autonomous body.

In a short period of time The Mission  earned distinctions to its credit. It was the first- and for a long time- the only institution dedicated to the propagation of True Islam in the sub-Saharan Africa.

The impacts of Tanzania and Kenya upon the Mission may be seen in establishment of Bilal Muslim Mission as birthplace of many alumni. Burundi, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, Nigeria, Zaire, Malawi, Mauritius and Comoro Island are established on the same pattern -under the umbrella of the KSI Supreme Council.

The Mission began its activities in a remote corner far away from Middle East, India and Pakistan. Now, this organization, born in a hut of coconut leaves, has secured for itself a niche of honor and is acknowledged as one of the most important center for humanitarian activities.

Now we serve and help our brothers and sisters in Middle East, Europe and UK, Central and West Africa, Canada, U.S.A, Guyana, Ceylon, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia and Poland.