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Despite challenges, Muslims urged to observe holy teachings

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[RCT Executive Director Taib Abdulrahman participating in the ongoing relief food distribution in Mombasa. Photo/Hassan Omar].

Muslims in Mombasa have been urged to do what they are required of them during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Anti-drug activist Taib Abdulrahman urged Muslim faithful to abide by the holy teachings and share with the needy, fast and pray.

He said this year’s Ramadan is different following the Covid-19 pandemic urging Muslims to fully abide by the safety and health regulations.

Taib said Coronavirus should not deter Muslims from giving out to the less fortunate in the society.

“Let’s share with the needy however, by following the health and safety rules so that we do not spread the disease,” noted Mr. Taib.

Challenges

He urged Muslims to pray for the nation so that God eases the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We have to admit to the fact that it is relatively impossible to converge in mosques and pray or break the fast with our brothers and sisters in various locations,” he said.

Activities halted

The Reachout Centre Trust Executive Director has also disclosed that the iftar programs with recovering drug users in rehabilitation centers may not materialise this time.

“I have been joining other stakeholders in sharing iftar dinners with the recovery drug users which culminate into anti-drug therapy and awareness education, these activities are relatively impossible this time,” noted Mr. Taib.

However, Taib appealed to well-wishers to help the recovery drug users in rehabilitation centers with various reliefs during the holy month of Ramadan.

He said, the donations will help those undergoing recovery processes to also fast and break the fast as well.

The anti- drug activist has since suspended various youth engagement programs during the holy month of Ramadan following the Covid-19 threat.