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Muslim cleric faults Diamond for dishing out money at a mosque (Photos)

Diamond Platnumz celebrated Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Tandale, Dar es Salaam on Saturday June 16th. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Diamond caused a stampede when he decided to dish out money to Muslim faithful at the mosque in Tandale. The singer handed out notes to people who turned up at the mosque in large numbers.

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Diamond Platnumz dish out money to people
Diamond Platnumz dish out money to people

Sheikh Abdulhaman Jumaa of Makongo Juu mosque has since criticized Diamond over the incident during Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

The Sheikh claims the singer was basically showing off his wealth. He says that Diamond will not be rewarded by Allah because he was dishing out cash for the sake of the flashing cameras that were capturing his act of generous donation to the poor.

“Sadaka inabidi uitoe kwa siri ndio maana tunaambiwa kwamba ikiwezekana kama mkono wa kulia ndio unaotoa basi mkono wa kushoto hata usijue. Mimi nimeona alichofanya Diamond, kiimani haikuwa sahihi. Unajua pale watu wengi sana watamsifia kwa kufanya kile alichofanya lakini kwa Mungu hana chake, ile tunaita ria. Yaani ni sawa na kwenda msikitini, unasali kisha unajipiga selfie halafu unaposti, hapo huwezi kupata dhawabu.

People queue to receive money from Diamond
People queue to receive money from Diamond

“Ndicho alichofanya Diamond, tena sana ingekuwa labda wakati anatoa ile sadaka ama zaka, waandishi wakambabatiza lakini yeye hakuwa tayari kujianika, hapo ingekuwa kitu kingine, lakini pale unaona hadi TV yake ilikuwepo, ina maana alikuwa kajiandaa kujitangaza, siyo sawa,”  Sheikh Abdulhaman Jumaa told Ijumaa Wikienda.

 

 

 

 

 

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