By Our Reporter
The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has revealed that the draft Uganda Muslim Supreme Council(UMSC) Constitutional Amendment will be tabled before the General Assembly set to start today Monday July 11th- 13th 2022.
He made revelation as Muslim faithful in Uganda joined the rest worldwide to commemorate the Eid Adhuha, the feast of sacrifice in remembrance of the devotion of the great Patriarch Prophet Ibrahim, his Wife Hajara and their son, prophet Ismael.
This festival coincides with the Holy Journey to the Holy sanctuary, the Kaaba, the first place of monotheistic worship of one God- Allah on Earth. Haj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is performed once by financially able Muslim believers.
Delivering his speech to hundreds of Muslims at the National Mosque in Old Kampala, Mubaje inform Ugandan Muslims that the unity drive that was rolled out some time back with Sheikh Abdu Obeid Kamulegeya, the former Chief Kadhi of Uganda and other group of sheikhs is on course and running well.
He said that this move has facilitated calmness in the Muslim community resulting in drawing a draft UMSC Constitution by UMSC Constitutional Amendment Commission.
Mubaje urged Muslims to get prepared to participate in the forthcoming UMSC national elections where they will elect Committees for village Mosques, Counties, Districts, Regions, the Executive, and General Assembly purposely to strengthen unity for a viable UMSC that will survive generations to come.
His gloried Almighty Allah for having listened and accepted fervent prayers offered by humanity in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic that ravaged the world.
“Thanks to God that Corona was weakened, so let’s beseech Almighty Allah that it is totally eliminated from the face of the earth,” Mufti prayed.
Earlier on, Ramathan Mugalu, the UMSC Secretary General informed the Congregants that they shouldn’t rely on whatever is published by the media, but rather stick to official communications from UMSC concerning the ongoing council meetings.
His presence dispelled rumours that he had been sacked. He informed the Muslims that UMSC activities were running smoothly including the renovation of the entire UMSC Headquarters and the National Mosque.
Sheikh Abdallah Ibrahim Ssemambo Tamusuza, the deputy Mufti of Uganda who delivered the Eid summon delved much into the essence of the historical day, in which Prophet Ibrahim and his immediate family exercised the highest devotion in the worship of Almighty God that culminated into the construction of the Holy Kaaba, Haj rituals, sanctification of Makkah as a Holy City and the brotherhood of Prophets.
Other preachers included Sheikh Muhammad Murshid Luwemba, the Secretary for Religious Affairs, Mr. Muhammad Ali Aluma, the Secretary for Social Affairs, and Sheikh Abdu Wahid Rashid, the Imaam of the national mosque.