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Zancana Continue with it’s Humanitarian Effort To Zanzibar Island

Zancana Given Wheel chairs to Disable People


Thanks to all who initiate this and be able to make life easier for those two people.

Islamic New year

The Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic new year ‎ is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented.

The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.

The first Islamic year beginning in AD 622 during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra.

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarrak


Zancana community center together with all Zanzibaries and Muslim Friends has gathered at Lawrence Heights Community Center (Lawrence east). This event took place on 27th October, 2012.

It was a rainy day however attendance was good, about 300 people attend the function it was a good Saturday.

The parents get time to listen to some scholars and chichat while the Ladies in another hall have wonderful relaxing time with the kids.

Eid al-Adha , also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid  is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honor the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his young first-born son  Ishmael as an act of submission to Allah’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham with a Lamb to sacrifice  instead.  In the lunar Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah (last month in Islamic lunar year) and lasts for four days


Distribution of Donations

A big thanks to all who contribute in the fund raising for the victims of the Ferry disaster.

Without you Zancan could not be able to do this.

Zancana Zanzibar Canadian Association with Outreach Zanzibar have been in Pemba island recently

More is needed . It can be done play your part

distributing the donations collected in fund Raising in Canada .

Thw o mwbers from the community :

Bishara Al-Masroori and

Ummi Muhammed Shamte.

Picture speaks alot


Zanzibar-Canadian Association (ZANCANA)

This to announce the closing of its office due to financial problems.
Zancana is still live and its still commiting to its mission.

Mailling Address:
32 River street
Toronto Ontario
M5A 3N9

Thanks to all and sorry for any inconvinience.

A MOTHER-of-seven who fraudulently claimed £90,300 in benefits

Published on Saturday 27 August 2011 03:57

A MOTHER-of-seven who fraudulently claimed £90,300 in benefits over seven years has paid back just £60 so far, a court heard.

Saadia Ahmed, aged 39, claimed to be a single mother when she started claiming income support, housing and council tax benefits in June 2001.

But from February 2003, she was living with husband Rashid Mohammed without notifying the Department of Work and Pensions.

Laura Hobson, prosecuting at Northampton Crown Court yesterday, said investigations proved they were living as a couple as his bank account, driving licence and family car were registered to her address, which was also registered with his employers and their children’s schools.

When interviewed, she denied living with Mr Mohammed but when presented with surveillance evidence which proved he was regularly staying with her, she claimed to be struggling to understand and asked for a Swahili interpreter. Even then, she maintained her denials when faced with surveillance footage.

Ahmed, of Birchfield Road East, Abington, pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to notify a change in circumstances and was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for a year, with probation supervision and a 7pm to 7am curfew for six months.

Recorder Christopher Tickle said: “Benefit fraud is a serious matter because it effects all of us who pay taxes.

“Society as a whole loses and it is not a victimless crime. Had this been fraudulent from the start, then an immediate custodial sentence would have been justified given the amount involved. In your favour, you have expressed remorse, pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and this was not a lifestyle fraud and there’s no suggestion of extravagant living and it was not fraudulent from the outset. But it is serious because you had several opportunities to put things right.”

Alex Radley, mitigating, said: “She was subject to a relationship, which in her mind was abusive, because this is a Muslim lady and alcohol is not permitted and her husband had a substantial alcohol problem so in effect she had to provide for herself.

“He was earning £200 a week but she was not seeing any money.”

Many feared Dead In Zanzibar Ferry Disaster

While rescue teams have suspended the search because of darkness on Saturday night, Mohammed Aboud, the Minister for Emergency Situations of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of the Republic of Tanzania, revealed the preliminary death toll of one of the worst shipwreck in the past ten years: at least 190 dead.

At least 193 people died in the sinking of overloaded MV Spice Islander ferry carrying over 800 people between two touristic islands of Zanzibar archipelago in Indian Ocean on Friday night. MV Spice Islander capsized and sank 3 hours after departing from Zanzibar’s Unguja island bound for Pemba island.

Rescue teams suspended the search because of darkness Saturday night. Tanzania’s Minister for Emergency Situations Aboud Mohammed announced that the incident in one of the worst in the history of Africa.
“The new (still) provisional number of deaths raised to 193 and makes this accident one of the worst shipwreck in Africa over the past decade.”

Spice Islander ferry pictured in 2009. The ship capsided and sank Friday night killing hundreds. 

“It’s a great tragedy for the people of Zanzibar and the Tanzanian in general,” said President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete. The president announced three days of national mourning starting as of Sunday.

According to Aboud, the rescue teams managed to rescue 612 people Saturday.

These figures show that the ferry was carrying more people than originally predicted by Zanzibar authorities who initially announced on Saturday that about 600 passengers were on board a ferry connecting Unguja and Pemba, the two main islands of the archipelago.

The exact number of persons on board such vessels is often difficult to ascertain in the absence of a reliable system of registration of passengers.

O Allah, forgive  forgive them and make  themamong the guided ones, raise there status and be there deputy among the grieving. O Lord of the two worlds, forgive us and them and make there graves wide and full of light” Ameen!!



CANADA DAY 144 Years Old

Canada was established as a self governing country on July 1st, 1867. 

There were places called Canada before official Confederation, though. Really, Canada dates back to 1535, when Jacques Cartier first discovered it. However, even before that Canada was inhabited by the Aboriginals. They called it kanata , hence the name Canada.
Based on July 1st 2011 Canada is 144 years old.

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