The debate on whether or not Mutaasa Kafeero could use his money to construct a mosque left me wondering whether we have any wealthy Ugandan Muslim who is not involved any business that contravenes the teachings of Islam.
There is none that I know of. But what is surprising is why are people asking Mutaasa Kafeero about is businesses now? He has been around for sometime, some Muslims even use the prayer rooms on his arcades to pray and ask no questions.
Hajji BMK has also constructed Musa Mosque in hotel Africana, where we perform prayers without any question.
We have infact made Hotel Africana, the official host of all Muslim functions. But we know that a lot of Haram goes on in that hotel including the sale of alcohol.
Habibu Kagimu, who is also a stronger financier of Muslim activities, is the chairman Kampala Casino. I have also been told that the biggest supplier of swine in Kampala is a Hajji [I am yet to establish his name and get evidence] who it is.
Some prominent Muslims are also MDs and Managers of banks which operate of Ribbah, but none of us is questioning or cautioning them. Do we have any wealthy Muslim whose money is acceptable in Islam? Why have we remained silent?
The problem is when people get charged before internalizing what they have read. I have not in anyway said lets legalise Haraam, never!!
What am saying is why is it that we allow to go to bed with people involved in similar businesses with Mutaasa and single out only one person?
I have repeatedly seen some Muslims on this forum saying Kaketo should got to Prince Kassimu Nakibinge, who is running a ribbah bank for arbitration, or Hajji Moses Kigongo who runs a bar at his Mousa Courts. Does it mean that when he meets Nakibinge, Kamulegeya or Kigongo and they say his money will become Halal? Why are we applying Islam selectively is my question?
Do we dispute the fact that people attend prayers at Mousa Mosque in Hotel Africana? Do you also dispute the fact that Hajji Kagimu funds muslim activities using money from his gambling business? Why haven’t our very pious sheikhs come out to say no. Infact, i am even suprised that the church can reject money from people they think are a shame to their faith, and Muslims only do it when it suites their interest. I didn’t have to go to O’level to study Islam, i did at a very tender age, in a madras constructed and fully funded by my father, i am a proud Muslim.
My dispute in this is using double standards. Lets us tell Nakibinge, Moses Kigongo, Mutaasa Kafeero and Basajjabalaba that your investments are Haraam. Employing double standards is hyporicy of the highest order.
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