The spokesman of the Kibuli Muslims faction, Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte has advised the Muslim fraternity in Uganda to continue praising Allah (God) even after the end of the holy month of Ramadhan.
Yesterday Saturday March 23, Muslims across the world ended fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan which they started on April 23, 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
While giving his televised Eid-al-fitri summon at Kibuli Mosque on Sunday this week, Muzaata advised Muslims to take Ramadhan as their training and implement whatever they have learnt.
“Now it’s time for implementation. Whoever has not been stealing, deceiving, rumormongering, dressing badly and other behaviors in the month of Ramadhan should continue like that,” said Muzaata.
“This was our training. I have been seeing some people jubilating each day that they fast ‘Insha Allah we are taking it’ you are taking it where? How sure are you that the next Ramadhan will find you when you are alive?” He asked adding that:
“Let’s just pray that Allah gives us life so that we see the next Ramadhan,”
Muzaata also asked the Muslims who fasted to request God through prayers to accept their fasting.
Qouting one of the prophetic sayings (hadith), Muzaata said, “The holy prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said ‘He is in darkness whoever fasts and Allah does not accept his work.’ Therefore, let’s pray that Allah accepts our fasting and forgive our previous sins,”
In Uganda, following the countrywide lockdown over Covid19, the Eid prayers have had to be conducted in people’s homes.