Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has declared Monday September 12 as this year’s Eid Adhuha, thumb http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/templates/calendar-small.php Chimp Corps report.
It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command, before God then intervened, through his angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) that his sacrifice has already been accepted.
The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts.
The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
The Director of Sharia, Sheikh Yahaya Ibrahim Kakungulu today Tuesday issued a press release informing all Muslims and the general public in Uganda that Sunday will be the day of Arafat.
“This year’s Eid Adhuha will therefore be celebrated on Monday September 12th 2016,” said Kakungulu.
The National Prayers will be held at the National Mosque – UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala starting at 9:00 am under the stewardship of Mufti Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.
The Khutubah (Sermon) will be delivered by the Head of Imams at the National Mosque, Shk. Hussein Rajab Kakooza.
In the release, Sheikh Kakungulu urged Muslims to “keep time and to slaughter healthy animals for Eid Adhuha in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (A.S) commitments.”
He further called upon Muslims to celebrate in line with Islamic teachings.
Due to the large number of Muslims expected for Eid prayers, vehicles will not be allowed inside the National Mosque compound.
Muslims have also been urged to cooperate with the security personnel, for peaceful Eid prayers.