Muslims Urged to Lookout for the Moon

Sheikh Yahaya Ibrahim Kakungulu addressing press today

By Ibrahim Byakika

The Director of Sharia Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Sheikh Yahaya Ibrahim Kakungulu has advised Muslims in Uganda to watch for the moon during the evening of Thursday 25th May 2017 because this will be the 29th day of the Islamic Month of Shaban.

He said this during a press conference held today at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala.

“If the moon is sighted during the evening of Thursday 25th May, there fasting for this year’s holy month of Ramadhan will commence on Friday 26th May 2017”

Shk. Kakungulu said noting that if the moon is not sighted on Thursday 25th May, fasting will automatically commence on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Sheikh Yahaya Kakungulu appeals to whoever sights the moon or possess reliable information to share it via the numbers: 0772-525-171 or 0702-525-171(Director of Sharia), 0772588316 (Deputy Director of Sharia), 0772409504 (UMSC Spokesperson).


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