The Mufti of Uganda, Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has called for peaceful co-existence and stability as Muslims celebrate Eid-E;-Fitri across the globe.
Shk. Mubaje today during the Eid-El-Fitri prayers at the national mosque at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Headquarters, Old Kampala attended by thousands, congratulated Muslims in Uganda and beyond upon successfully completing the Holy Month of Ramadhan and prayed to Allah to reward those who fasted with joys and favors on the day of Judgment.
The Mufti used the occasion to pray for continued peace, stability, unity and understanding of one another in Uganda, East Africa, Africa, the Middle East and the world at large.
“Let us have total devotion to peaceful co-existence. Let us learn to dialogue as a means of expressing dissatisfaction of any kind,” said the Mufti.
He particularly called upon Muslims in Uganda to actively take part in building a peaceful and united Ugandan society noting that; “our strength and dignity should be achieved and preserved through unity and peaceful co-existence”.
Shk. Mubaje condemned the recent armed robberies and murders noting that they are inhumane actions and not called for.
He also appealed to parents to educate children at all costs so that they can fit in the society and urged Muslim students to enrol at the Islamic Call University College which he said is currently offering a variety of practical courses.
The Mufti customarily prayed for the leaders including President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, his family, the government and the entire Ugandan Community.
He appealed to Muslims from all over Uganda to turn up in large numbers at Namboole Stadium on June 23rd for Mufti Menk’s international lecture.
Balonde and the UMSC also addressed the congregation.
The UMSC Chairman, Dr. Abdulkadir Dr. Balonde called upon Muslims in Uganda to remain united while the Secretary General Ramadhan Mugalu urged Muslim youths to live a healthy lifestyle by keeping away from irresponsible and risky behaviors that makes them vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
The Eid-El-Fitri prayer sermon (Khutubah) was delivered by the Deputy Mufti of Uganda Shk. Abdallah Ibrahim Semambo.
Former Electoral Commission Chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu and Owek. Mahmoud Thobani are among the notable personalities who attended prayers at Old Kampala