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Mufti Denounces Bloodshed in Eid El Fitri Message

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Shaban Mubajje addressing a large crowd of Muslims at Old Kampala Mosque

The Mufti of Uganda His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has condemned the ongoing bloodshed in different parts of the world, noting that nations and the people involved should abandon fighting and adopt dialogue as the best way of addressing misunderstandings.

This was contained in his Eid Message that he delivered to tens of thousands of Muslims who turned up for today’s National Eid El Fitri prayers at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala.

The Mufti appealed to all world leaders, especially those in the Arab world to respect humanity by directing resources towards supporting those in need instead of spending on weapons that cause only bloodshed.

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Thousands of Muslims thronged the mosque for prayers

Thousands of Muslims thronged the mosque for prayers

“Instead of spending millions of dollars to buy weapons, let us use this money to feed refuges and encourage peaceful means of solving conflicts as well as supporting development initiatives,” said Mufti.

He called for the respect of the Islamic Holy places, noting that those responsible for managing them should not politicize but use them as shields.

He appealed to all Muslims in Uganda to be peaceful, law abiding and to remain united.

“Let us remain united for the good of our faith, families and nation, as we improve our relations with other faiths,” he assured.

Top Muslim leaders graced the function

Top Muslim leaders graced the function

He urged Muslim youth to desist from all criminal acts and form associations through which they can apply and benefit from the government development programs.

He prayed for peace and development in Uganda and the safety of President Yoweri Museveni; thanking him for championing the prevailing freedom of worships in the country.

Muslim leaders called for peace, tolerance and unity

Muslim leaders called for peace, tolerance and unity

The Mufti led the Eid El Fitri prayers that were attended by among others, His two deputies Shk. Abdallah Semambo and Shk. Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the UMSC Chairman Dr. Abdulkadir Balonde, the UMSC Secretary General Hon. Haji Ramadhan Mugalu and other UMSC senior management officials.

Hon. Isaac Musumba, AIGP Asumani Mugyenyi, Maj. Juma Seiko, Haji Tezikuba Sajjabi and Owek. Muhamood Thoban from Buganda Kingdom also attended.

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