Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri society emphasises on moral ethics

THE Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Islamic Society in Tanzania commemorated the Ashura Day in Dar es Salaam over the weekend, emphasising on moral ethics among Tanzanians.

Ashura date in Tanzania was marked on 27 July. It is observed every year in the month of Islamic Date of MUHARRAM 10.  Ashura is also called youm-e-ashura in the Arabic world.

Chairperson of the society, Mr Muhammedraza Dewji, said the day is commemorated because it teaches people to live by embracing social ethics.

“Our aim is to spread moral ethics regardless of religious differences. We believe that grandchild of the Prophet Muhammad stood for all human beings,” Mr Dewji stated, adding that all traditions have principles of moral ethics.

He said the charity walk in Tanzania was meant to condemn any kind of evil acts. The charity walk in Dar es Salaam was for all people regardless of their religious or political affiliations.

Apart from offering Islamic services, the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Islamic society offers humanitarian supports to Tanzanians without considering religions, tribes or races.
Through its health centre called Ebrahim Haji that is located in Dar es Salaam, the society provides standard health services with affordable costs.

Through the Ebrahim Haji Health Centre the society collaborates with the Tanzania National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in conducting an exercise of blood donation.

“In this Month of Muharram, the society is expected to conduct blood donation exercise for the patients in need,” he said.

Recently, the society marked second anniversary of its eye health centre located in Temeke District. The centre has been a saviour for people suffering from eye diseases; it also conducts surgery on cataract in children for free of charge.

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of one’s eye (the clear part of the eye that helps to focus light). Residents of Temeke District, as well as in other surrounding areas have benefited from the services.

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