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As promised, I will now post the details of the third edition of our popular volleyball tournament,

V League III – Clash of the Titans!

V-League III

The V-League III Poster

The event will be conducted on the Madrasa Grounds on 27th of February. It will be a day/night affair, with the first match starting off at 08:30 A.M.  The semis and the final will be a spectacular sight, as they will be conducted at night, after the Magrib-Ishaa namaaz, under flood-lights!

Registrations are now open. Only individuals are allowed. Registration fee is Rs. 300/- You can contact Mufaddal Modi (+91-9363110552) or Aziz Rangwala (+91-9944847532) for further details and for registering.  Last day for registering is 19th of February.

May Allah Ta’ala grant our Beloved Aqa Moula [T.U.S] a very long and healthy life. Ameen!

Yes, we’re back!
And since Murtaza Bhai isn’t around anymore, I thought I’d keep the site alive. Especially, since the 100th Milad Mubarak of Aqa Moula [T.U.S.] is coming around.
And as humble ibaadat, Tolaba has lined up a host of events this year too. Though the list hasn’t been finalized yet, one thing is for sure, the number of events has been increased.
Starting off this year’s events, Tolaba is back with it’s favourite volleyball tournament:

V League III
Clash of The Titans

Details in the next post. Keep reading!

Abde Syedna T.U.S.
Huzefa Shakir

Okay. Seems like a year since we have communicated anything at all thro’ this blog. And boy, how we feel sorry for it. Apologies. I hope you can get over with it now that we’ve accepted our mistake.

 

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This post might be a bit long for your liking, but feel free to skip it. BTW, we have no way of knowing if anyone reads it. Albeit number of hits / page views we get is logged but that’s no estimate to how many of you actually read it.  Anyways, disclosures aside. Let’s get the summary of Burhani Sports Day done, shall we?

It began with power outage at the Kikani Grounds (the venue of BSD 2009 at cbe) and it was a mess. But we had to manage, and we did. Some would disagree and it is difficult to please everyone but still we did what we could do. Alright then, a total of 21 events were held (see poster) with well over 40 participants on average per events for kids, and 20 on average per events for adults. We were not overwhelmed but finances, unfortunately, were. Not to worry, we had some good souls coming in to our rescue with hefty amounts and we’re grateful for that.

(Sorry, I would have listed all the sponsors here but well, half of the list is unreadable due it getting washed and all in rain. It’d be unfair if I mentioned only a few names as each and every contribution helped. We’d make it upto you someday, sponsors. Lest we move on. Note: Main Sponsors are however mentioned in the pdf downloadable from the link at the end of the article.)

Here’s a list of winners. Ah, I know it’s not the best formatting ever, but it looks best in pdf downloadable from here- BSD 2009 Results.

Place Running Race 50m dash (6yrs – 9yrs)
1 Muffaddal Habib
2 Taher Totanawala
3 Murtaza Khasamwala
Place Running Race 50m dash (10yrs – 12yrs)
1 Abdeali Pindwarawala
2 Burhanuddin Rampurawala
3 Burhanuddin Baerwala
Place Running Race 100m dash (13yrs – 15yrs)
1 Abbas Delhiwala
2 Taher Haji
3 Mohammed S Jodhpurwala
Place Running Race 100m dash (16+ yrs)
1 Ali Asgar Patel
2 Taher Rampurawala
3 Kasim Patel
Place Running Race 200m dash (Open to all age groups)
1 Murtaza Delhiwala
2 Ali Patel
3 Muffaddal Unjhawala

 

Place Relay 4x 100m (Open)
1 Shabbir Rampurawala
Taher Rampurawala
Aziz Rangwala
Dawood Shezada
Place Lemon N Spoon (below 10yrs)
1 Taha Sunelwala
2 Fatema Hamid
3 Jamila Habib
Place Lemon N Spoon (11yrs – 14yrs)
1 Qusai Dahodwala
2 Sherebanu Gheewala
3 Murtaza Adenwala
Place Pot Breaking (Open)
1 Mulla Muffaddal Gheewala
Place Musical Chair (7yrs – 10yrs)
1 Ammar Unjhawala
2 Mohammed Gadli
3 Hussain Ahmedabadwala

 

Place Musical Chair (11yrs – 14yrs)
1 Hussain Shakir
2 Aziz Unjhawala
3 Abdeali Pindwarawala
Place Shotput (Open)
1 Hussain Miyajiwala
2 Aziz Modi
3 Mulla Muffaddal Gheewala
Place Surprise Event (Open)
1 Taher Rampurawala
2 Abbas Delhiwala
3 Hussain Rajkotwala
Place Slow Cycling (Open)
1 Burhanuddin Barodawala
2 Huzefa Jodhpurwala
3 Ali Akbar Chappiwala
Place Sack Race (Below 14yrs)
1 Abdeali Pindwarawala
2 Mohammed Gadli
3 Murtaza Adenwala

 

Place Cycle Relay (Open)
1 Ali Patel / Qasim Patel
Place Slow Biking (16+ yrs)
1 Adnan Sohanpurwala
2 Yusuf Cochinwala
3 Ibrahim Sodawala
Place Running Race 800m dash (Open)
1 Shabbir Cutlery
2 Muffaddal Unjhawala
3 Taher Rampurawala
Place Running Race 100m (35+ yrs)
1 Muffaddal Kanpurwala
2 Huzefa Jodhpurwala
3 Huzefa Dahodwala
Place Musical Chair (35+ yrs)
1 Murtaza Paliwala
2 Muffaddal Kanpurwala
3 Shabbir Calcuttawala

 

View: Poster | Participation Cards | Results | Sponsorship Details | Phamphlet | Main Sponsors

(Note: To get those raw Microsoft Powerpoint versions of above linked files just leave a comment here. And we’d get back to you)

We’d like to hear from you, mail us at tolaba [at] live [dot] in or leave a comment after the break.

I’m going to go all bonkers with several topics here today. Been a busy month of Ta’budat which has kept me away from updating this blog (whilst we continue to receive heavy traffic from Google). Well let’s get blogging shall we?

First things first– A vital blow that rocked the very foundation of Dawoodi Bohra community: Yes, I’m referring to Our Aqa’ Moula (Jaano Si Au’la)’s sudden “girawat” in “mizaaz.” We can be sure of one thing though, Moula being as “Masoom” as one could be is bearing all the “bal’a” that’s there in this world for the “gunaah” that we mumineen invariably tend to make. And, we can only be grateful to God for having given him ‘Shifaah’ and for mercifully answering our dua’s. These agonizing days must be the toughest the Bohra community must have faced in quite some time. We’ve conducted our selves well all these years (no doubt) and that has meant that dawat’s enemies couldn’t quite take that down their throat.

Articles in newspapers (Slaughter goats to save Syedna) [I’ve a better idea: Slaughter yourself and save us time!] and the great IndiaTV tamasha [a news channel for those who believe in bollocks and those who are hell bent on getting misguided] couldn’t come at a more apt time to anguish us. While they’ve managed to hurt us immeasurably, it has at the same time made us strong for its said, ‘What doesn’t break you, makes you stronger.’

All wounds, if any, caused by those “napak khinjirs” were short lived as Moulana’s condition bettered just days before his 98th Milad on April 15th. Well, to hell with our enemies, the only thing we care about is well-being of our father and our Aqa Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin TUS. The last we’ve seen (deedar) our bawa shafi was way back in March. Mumineen can’t wait to have him back. May God grant him a healthy life ta’ roze qayamat. Ameen.

Lest We Forget.

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Now, on to the next interesting topic: Happiness. I’m quite sure that all your homes and mohallas must be joy filled at the “bushra” of Moulana’s shifaa days before the 98th Milad. Here, at Coimbatore, the atmosphere was electric. I will try to get photos posted of the events on April 14th and 15th. It was such a relief.

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TKMc had planned various sports events that were cancelled citing the ill health of Moulana, only to be replanned and redone again during last weeks of April and first few weeks of May, Insha allah.

Calling on all sponsors to come forward and help us in this good cause. These events are rescheduled to newer dates (Disclaimer: Take this bit of information with a pinch of salt as nothing has yet been confirmed): Treasure Hunt– April 26th or May 2nd. Burhani Sports Day– April 26th or May 2nd or May 9th. V League E2– May 9th or May 16th.

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Last things last: A little piece of information on Burhani Sports Club: The ground leveling plan can only be commissioned when majority of the members who continue to use the courts without paying dues can only care more to pay and help us help them.

Contact us at: tolaba at live dot in or leave comments to this article to criticize / respond / suggest.

After weeks of tussle and conflicts, its finally been finalised: Burhani Sports Club. A very limited facilities club (considering the amount of funding went into it, its really amazing we pulled it off), with just two courts at present- a Volley Ball court and a Badminton court.

The poster is up for download/view (under CC attribution license), albeit in pdf format.

And here’s a sample membership card, which is also released under CC attribution license.

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And Burhani Sports Club Charter will be upped soon. Watch this space or you can RSS instead.

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The wait is finally over. I’ve upped pics that I thought were worthy of being shown on mass media as big as internet. Albeit in a low resolution, you’d still appreciate the photographic skills on display :p

(Click on the pics to enlarge)

Winners (near side) vs Ya Ali Madad. Final game of the tournament in progress.

Winners (near side) vs Ya Ali Madad. Final game of the tournament in progress.

Secretary of TKMc tosses a Dihram as Finalists look on.

Secretary of TKMc tosses a Dihram as Finalists look on.

Going.. Going.. Gone. Hakim (Ya Ali Madad's Captain) poised to hit a smasher.

Going.. Going.. Gone. Hakim (Ya Ali Madad's Captain) poised to hit a smasher.

TKMc members look on from the score-area. Applause everyone. It was some effort going into organizing the competition.

TKMc members look on from the score-area. *applause everyone. It was some effort that went into organizing the competition*

Abhi to main jawaan hoon! Veterans prepare for semifinal clash. March 1 '09.

Abhi to main jawaan hoon! Veterans prepare for semifinal clash. March 1 '09.

Mohammed pats Yusuf as they (Winners) breeze through to finals.

High fives everywhere. Mohammed and Yusuf upbeat as they help Winners breeze through to finals.

Burhani Tigers look on, as balls come flying into their court in semifinals against Winners.

Burhani Tigers look on, as balls come flying into their court in semifinals against Winners.

Veterans playing in a group A match against Burhani Tigers.

Swashbucklers. Veterans playing in a group A match against Burhani Tigers.

Taher bhai all set to serve a blister.

Taher bhai, all set to serve a blister, incisively measuring his angles.

Winners vs Ya Ali Madad (far side) encounter in the league stage.

Winners vs Ya Ali Madad (far side) encounter in the league stage.

Weather Gods were kind and set up an amazing overcast condition just for us it seemed.

Weather Gods were kind and had set up an amazing overcast condition just for us it seemed.

  An enthralling group stage match in progress between the two underdogs of the tournament (Potti Pager VC [near court] and Burhani Tigers [far court]).

An enthralling group stage match in progress between the two underdogs of the tournament- Potti Pager VC (near court) and Burhani Tigers.

The majestic Qutbi Masjid, Coimbatore watches on game in progress.

The majestic Qutbi Masjid, Coimbatore watches on as teams battle it out for glory.

Look at that. The overcast conditions. Was like playing in heaven.

Look at that. The overcast conditions. Was like playing in heaven.

Janab Amil Saheb and Anjuman E Najmi members look on as V League E1 commences. Wishing they could play too, perhaps?

Janab Amil Saheb and Anjuman E Najmi members look on as V League E1 commences. Wishing they could play too, perhaps?

Ali ready to blast off as Aziz powers him up during an exhibition match between Shabab and TKMc on March 1, 2009. (Ignore the date, stupid camera du'h!)

Ali ready to blast off as Aziz powers him up during an exhibition match between Shabab and TKMc on March 1, 2009. (Ignore the date, stupid camera du'h!)

That’s all folks. Treasure Hunt is next on our calendar (March 29th ’09). If you haven’t registered yet, do it now. Contact Huzefa Calcuttawala (+91 900 35 888 51).

Hmmm.. so our blog appears in top 10 of Google results for virtually every search made about 98th Milad Mubarak. Well, I’d take this opportunity to release the official logo 98th Milad Mubarak of Our A’qa and Da’i Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb TUS, so that people don’t go away disappoined form our blog.

98thMilad-logo

And also, preparations have begun for Treasure Hunt (Early bird catches the worm- March 29) and Burhani Sports Day (Let Sportsmanship Shine- April 12). Logo for BSD is here, if you’d only care. Released under CC attribution license, any one’s free to use/modify/sell.

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