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Tabliq leader warns Muslims against corruption

By Eddie Ssejjoba

Added 12th August 2019 06:56 AM

According to Mwanje, Allah curses those who involve themselves in bribery, both the giver and receiver and it is enshrined in the Koran.

Tabliq leader warns Muslims against corruption

According to Mwanje, Allah curses those who involve themselves in bribery, both the giver and receiver and it is enshrined in the Koran.

Muslims of the Tabliq sect in Uganda attending Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) prayers
 
The leader of the Tabliq sect in Uganda, Sheikh Yahaya Mwanje has reminded Muslims to avoid giving and taking bribes, saying the Koran condemns all practices associated with dishonesty inducements at any level.  
 
According to Mwanje, Allah curses those who involve themselves in bribery, both the giver and receiver and it is enshrined in the Koran, saying it was God's law and all Muslims must follow it in their day to day life.  
 
"We have noted with serious concern that there are increasing cases of bribery in our country, both in government institutions and everyday life, people almost depend on demanding and giving bribes even where the health of people is at stake," he said.
 
Sheikh Mwanje was speaking during Idd Adhuha prayers at Nakivubo Blue Primary School in downtown Kampala where he appealed to Muslims to avoid self-destruction by taking part in practices that are forbidden in the Koran.
 
"The Koran forbids us from getting involved in any acts of dishonesty inducements, God cursed anyone who acts so and we must be reminded that this is God's law," he told the followers who included Makindye Division mayor, Ali Mulyanyama.
 
Mwanje wondered why government bodies collect and burn illicit drugs and imported substandard goods impounded from shops instead of blocking them from entering the country, saying it could be due to bribery, which he said should be checked at the various border points and the national airport.
 
He said imported expired and substandard drugs and goods were a big risk to the lives of people and wondered how unpatriotic Ugandans had become for anyone to solicit for little money in bribes and allow substandard goods that affect lives of many people.
 
 Mwanje also condemned the high incidents of crime in the country, saying some people were not ashamed to engage in killing fellow human beings.
 
"The Koran condemns murder but the media is awash with many incidents of kidnap and murders, targeting women, children, and boda-boda riders. We must condemn these acts and ask the government to find a quick solution," he said. 
 
Makindye Division mayor, Ali Mulyanyama appealed to Muslims to contribute money to help jailed Muslims still in jail for various offences.
 
He said Muslims ought to pray and lobby for the release of fellow Muslims who are still languishing in jail for various offences and encouraged them not to fear to speak about their plight. 
 
Mulyanyama appealed to government to inject more money in the health sector, and uplift the standards of health facilities, which he said many were in awful conditions.
 
"Instead of spending huge sums of money facilitating officials to travel abroad and other luxury expenses, the government should inject more funds into the health sector and uplift the standards of most health facilities to save the lives of Ugandans," he said.

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