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Monday, July 10, 2006

Mufti reasserts BAKWATA’s roles

Mufti reasserts BAKWATA’s roles
2006-06-19 10:24:37

BAKWATA has reaffirmed it roles saying it is a responsible Islamic body that cares for the interests of its members. ’’We refute the claims that BAKWATA does not care for Muslims’ properties,’’Mufti Issa Shaban Simba told Kwa Mtoro Mosque congregation in Dar es Salaam at the weekend. Severally, Kwa Mtoro Mosque faithful have blamed BAKWATA leadership, saying it was not taking good care of Muslim properties. Mufti Simba said BAKWATA was a Muslim body responsible for all Muslims and their properties in the country. ’’Kwa Mtoro Mosque has been against the leadership of BAKWATA for a long time, that is why we have made some changes here?.,’’ he said adding they were not against constructive criticism. ’’BAKWATA is a Muslim body whose rules and regulations are highly respected in the Arabic countries. we cannot let a few number of people destroy our good reputation,’’ he said. The Muslim body takes care of all the Muslim schools, plots, mosques, houses and clinics in the country. He said BAKWATA was going to publicise its activities ’’so that Muslims in the country will not be asking themselves what we are doing as they will be in the know.’’ He called on Muslims in the country to help each other. ’’Don’t forget orphans and widows. We should always help them. It is the will of Allah,’’ he said. A cross section of Muslims have been criticising the body for failure to protect the properties of Muslims in the country. Others have lamented that most of the schools run by BAKWATA are of very low standards.
SOURCE: Guardian

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