When Allah (SWT) wishes to send His blessings to a person or a community, He sends someone, entirely a new face, who immediately starts his mission without any desire to be praised or rewarded. In March 1956, Marhoom Alihussein Nasser Asaria Nagji, arrived in Dar es Salaam from India to settle in the then Tanganyika. During his first few days, he observed that the community teenagers were not attending the Salaat Jamaat in the evenings, instead they were playing outside the mosque. Upon enquiries with the mosque owner, and learning that the boys were still not Baaligh, and they need not necessarily attend to these rituals, the Marhoom offered himself to teach these boys Practical Salaat Lessons while they were not Baaligh. Marhoom mukhisaheb accepted this suggestion wholeheartedly and the old Imambarghah was chosen as the first classroom for those boys. Thus, Husayni Society was formed. In the late 70s, the name was changed to the Husayni Madrasah.
Among the first batch of students are the prominent figures in the community today in Dar es Salaam and abroad as well. Today, after many years, we see that this venture by Marhoom Alihussein Nagji (May Allah (swt) raise his station high) has blossomed into the successful institution that it is today.
The story is too long to be described. In brief, during the first decade of the Madrasah, fortunately, no major teething problems were experienced. But in the early 70s, when the madrasah reached the age of indolence, due to some reasons worth, not descriptive, the madrasah found itself stumbling and virtually became ailing. The founder Br. Alihussein Nagji had settled by then in Songea and had a similar forum for the benefit for the Songea Youths…! Thanks to Br. Akbar Kermali Jessa and Marhoom Amirali Abdulla Kanji, who retained their enthusiasm to serve the community in the name of Allah (SWT), stepped forward and put their efforts to revive the ailing madrasah for the time until vigilant Br. Mustafa Pirmohamed took over from them and put the madrasah on the track! Under the wise and selfless patronship of Br Mustafabhai, the madrasah received a blissful breathe and continued to blossom.
It would not be right if there was no mention of the dedicated workers of the madrasah. One of them is Marhoom Gulamabbas Yusuf Kara. He served the madrasah as a practical namaaz supervisor to the boys aged 5 to 14. From the early 70s until his death in the year 2000, he preferred to skip namaaz e jamaat at the mosque and be at the madrasah to supervise the namaaz and teach the students. What a great sacrifice! (May Allah (SWT) place him among Musalleens. Ameen). Another notable person who worked tirelessly to promote this madrasah to its present status was Marhoom Habibbhai Jafferali Mulji. He left no stone unturned to see that the students, teachers and all officials were getting the maximum support from the Jamaat in their forms. His mission was to serve Allah (SWT) and Imam Husayn (as). He worked in the capacity of Chairman of Tabligh sub-committee of the Jamaat under the presidency of Alhaj Mohammedbhai Dhirani. Surely, Allah (SWT) will reward them all abundantly in this world and the hereafter.
Not forgetting Murabbi Pyaralibhai Rustamali Ladha, who was the first secretary of the Husayni Society and was an enormous inspiration to all the founder members and the parents of the community during those days.
The Present Madrasah Logo was designed by Br. Mohammedhussein G.Somji in 1981. He was then the Vice Principal of the madrasah.
Besides these, there have been many community members who contributed enormously towards running of the madrasah.
It is a humble request to remember all those Marhumeen who have served the madrasah in any way with a Surah Fateha and to pray for those who are still with us for their prosperous future.