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Thursday, 16 February 2017

ZANTEL, BAKWATA INTRODUCE ‘ZANTEL MADRASA’ IN DAR

Zantel Chief Executive Officer Benoit Janin speaks during the launch of the network's new service dubbed 'Zantel Madrasa' in Dar es salaam today. The new service is launched in collaboration with BAKWATA to enable Muslim faithfuls to learn and receive Islamic teachings via their mobile phones. Looking on is Tanzania's Chief Mufti Aboubakar Zubeiry (centre) and BAKWATA's head of protocol Mohammed Nassor.
BAKWATA's Mufti Aboubakar Zubeiry speaks during the launch of the new service dubbed 'Zantel Madrasa' earlier in Dar es salaam today. The service can be accessed by Zantel network users and aims at enabling Muslim faithfuls to learn and receive Islamic teachings via their mobile phones. He is flanked by Zantel Chief Executive Officer Benoit Janin (centre) and Zantel's head of unit services and products Hamza Zuheri.
BAKWATA's Mufti Aboubakar Zubeiry and Zantel Chief Executive Officer Benoit Janin display fliers to signify the official launch of new service dubbed 'Zantel Madrasa' in Dar es salaam earlier today. The service is launched in collaboration with BAKWATA to enable Muslim faithfuls to learn and receive Islamic teachings via their mobile phones.

  • Muslim faithfuls to now learn Islam via mobile phones

16th February 2017, Dar es Salaam – Zantel in collaboration with BAKWATA has launched a new service dubbed ‘Zantel Madrasa’ that will enable Muslim faithfuls to learn and receive Islamic teachings via their mobile phones.

The service will also include a number of items like:-Hadith, Quran, Duah and other services that can be accessed via call (IVR/SMS/Mobile App and BAKWATA News.

Speaking during the launch of the new service in Dar es Salaam, Zantel Chief Executive Officer Benoit Janin said “We are very happy to launch ‘Zantel Madrasa’, a service that will connect a number of Muslims across the country and help them gain more knowledge about the religion in a very simplified manner.

BAKWATA’s Mufti Sheikh Aboubakar Zuberi said this is the biggest platform for all the Islamic community and anyone who wants to learn about the Islamic religion. He urged Muslims to take advantage of the new service and use it massively to learn what Islam requires them to do.

“I believe that the new service will simplify our work as leaders of the Islamic community now that most of the teachings can be accessed through ‘Zantel Madrasa’, and I take this opportunity to also urge our non-Muslim friends to use this service to learn about Islam,” he said.

He added that BAKWATA will help Zantel promote the service across Tanzania more especially in Mosques.

‘Zantel Madrasa’ is the first service ever to be launched by a mobile phone network in Tanzania in teaching religion and linking people to learn religion across the country.

The service provides an opportunity to all Muslims to be linked through a specific service code across Zantel Network, thus allowing over 1m mobile subscribers/users to access Madrasa teachings on a daily basis.

A Zantel network user interested in using the service will be required to dial or send a message to number 15586 and then follow instructions given in order to be connected and enjoy the service.


About Zantel
The Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) is one of investment, one of innovation, one of potential award-winning customer service. But, above all, it is one of growth and the ability to deliver the tremendous benefits of mobile communications in Tanzania. Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) is the only integrated Telecom service provider in Tanzania offering International Gateway services, Fixed, Mobile and data services through its CDMA, GSM, 3G networks. Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) serves a growing subscriber base and consistently demonstrates its core values of affordable, consistent and seamless services and is known as the Best & Fastest Wireless Internet Service provider in Tanzania. Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) has received several awards and endorsements for its quality and innovative services. Some of these include - GSMA M - Health Award. Indeed, at Zantel the future is a world in which technology extends people's reach on all fronts
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