NEWS | CHARITY
By Hawa Juma
As part of Islamic faith lifting goal in the holy month of Ramadan, Polytechnic Muslim Students Alumni-POMSA, on the first date of June donated assorted items to Muslim inmates at Dedza Prison.
The ex-Polytechnic students donated items like soap, rice, and salt among others. Needs and wants that inmates across the country strive so hard to have.
The development comes at a time when a feeling of neglect has become a causal reason for prisoners in the country to lose faith in their respective religious belief.
But Speaking in an interview with EM after the donation Polytechnic Muslim Students Alumni Coordinator, Osman Kambanga, justified the aim of the visit that it was to encourage Muslims to keep their Imaan (Faith) intact as they are in prison.
“We thought of visiting inmates at Dedza Prison as a way of encouraging inmates to keep being Muslims even though they are in prison, and to make them realize that being in prison does not mean they are being punished, but being taught to change for the better,” He Said.
Kambanga further said the visit will help the inmates to make positive use of the prison that would make them become a productive citizen and Muslims once they return to their respective society.
“Despite hiccups they are facing behind bars, the inmates will understand that they are still Muslims and us their fellow Muslims outside the prison premises do pray for them,” said Kambanga.
Kambanga further urged Polytechnic Muslim Students who graduated but do not know about POMSA to join the initiative with an aim of reducing the problems that Muslims face in their communities.
All Muslims in the world are observing the month of Ramadan, which among others they commit themselves to fast during the day and show goodwill to fellow human beings.