Saturday, March 9, 2013


The Supreme Council of Muslims Tanzania (BARAZA KUU), in January, 2013, has registered a machinery  which shall supervise and alert Muslims on all unlawful foods and beverages according the Islamic Sharia.

The machinery is known as HALAL BUREAU OF TANZANIA.
The machinery shall not only deal with the lawful foods and beverages, but also shall inspect all kinds of cosmetics unlaful to the Islamic sharia.

Speaking during the seminar of introducing this mechanism to participants Muslims from  Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Mwanza, and Arusha regions at the Sinza-Palestina mosque in Dar es- Salaam last Sunday, Amir of the Council, Sheikh Musa Kundecha said the main objective of this body is to ensure and preserve the Islamic tenets on foods.

He further said Muslims in Tanzania are not sure if meat is prepared in pursuance with the Islamic law. 

Few days ago, Pastor Mathew Kachilla of Pentecostal Assemblies of God at Buseresere, Geita,  was killed following the fracas between Christians and Muslims related to animal slaughtering exercise.
The government of Tanzania forbade Christians to slaughter animals, and force them to submit under the Islamic laws. Tanzania is a secular state constitutionally.

Christians responded in the negation.

Christians suggest that since the government has registered a Muslim body to supervise Islamic laws in foods and beverages, it is also necessary to register the same to the Christians to reduce crisis in the society.


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