The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje has called on Muslims to take active roles in the running of the country. In his Eid el Fitr message on Thursday at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters in Old Kampala, Mubajje also called on Muslims to exhibit the same unity they have been showing during their thirty days of fasting to bring respect to the Islamic faith.
In his Eid el Fitr message on Thursday at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters in Old Kampala, Mubajje also called on Muslims to exhibit the same unity they have been showing during their thirty days of fasting if they are to bring respect to the Islamic faith.
Mubajje said Muslims should get engaged in governance issues and contribute towards the proper running of the country.
He also called for national dialogue as a measure for attaining the development goals of the country. The Mufti cited the example of the Buganda assets that have recently been a matter of contention but through dialogue, a memorandum of understanding for their return has been signed.
President Yoweri Museveni last week signed a memorandum of understanding with Kabaka Mutebi over the return of Buganda Kingdom properties commonly known as ebyaffe.
Mubajje’s speech did not however cover the contentious public order management bill that was passed into law two days ago amidst protests.
But he also used the opportunity to call on the rival factions in the Muslim community to consider talks for a united Islamic faith leadership.
Eid-el-Fitr is one of the two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims over the world as a mark of finishing 30 days of fasting.
The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council is hosting all Muslims to lunch at the Old Kampala Secondary school as part of the celebrations to mark Eid.
Despite having large crowds at the mosque, security at the place was lax with a few police officers manning the gate and no security checks.