Muslims encouraged to feed the poor

30Apr 2021
James Kandoya
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Muslims encouraged to feed the poor

MUSLIMS in the country have been encouraged to be more charitable of earning good deeds by feeding fasting people in particular the poor.

The World Islamic Propagation and Humanitarians Services (WIPAHS) representative Murtaza Mohamed distributing ifta to the people in need at Visually Impaired Muslims Development Association of Tanzania (VIMDAT) centre in Dar es salaam.

The World Islamic Propagation and Humanitarians Services (WIPAHS) representative Murtaza Mohamed said that over the weekend in the iftar to Visually Impaired Muslims Development Association of Tanzania (VIMDAT) in Kinondoni Municipal Council, Dar Es Salaam.

He said feeding fasting people during iftar & dinner is a spiritual act according to Islamic tradition and teachings. He said the person who provides iftar & dinner receive as many rewards as the fasting person receives, without any reduction in the reward of the fasting person

"Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward. He said. Murtaza added that those who have the ability should strive to feed those who are fasting in particular poor people who are living in villages and urban slum areas.

According to him, WIPAHS presents the opportunity to feed poor and needy Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan adding that this provides a chance to multiply efforts in seeking Allah’s pleasure.

WIPAHS is an organization based in Dar es Salaam. It is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), started its activities in early 1985/86. For the past 23 years, WIPAHS has improved the living conditions of the indigenous community of Tanzania, which has been suffering from poverty, disease and illiteracy.

WIPAHS’ impact can be seen by its vast amount of projects which promote rural development through education, the access of water, economic sustainability and the enhancement of religious learning.

The vision of WIPAHS is to transform individuals into an egalitarian and literate society through supporting and promoting community education to people irrespective of their ethnic linguistic, provincial or religious background.

The organisation provides humanitarian support across the country including drilling of water boreholes, services to orphanage centres and owning primary and secondary schools that are fully supported.

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