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Lwengo Muslim Community Prepares To Get New Kadhi

Hajji Ahmed Nyago, the UMSC Electoral Commission Chairperson who oversaw the nomination exercise, thanked the Muslims for being peaceful and supportive to the care taker Kadhi and his team during the tough times after the death of their former Kadhi.
09 Mar 2019 10:53

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Muslims in Lwengo district are preparing to receive a new Kadhi, URN has learnt. The new Kadhi will replace the former Kadhi, Sheikh Juma Muwesi who died last year. 

Sheikh Abdullah Juko, the Chairperson Lwengo Muslim District Council told Muslims shortly after Friday prayers that they have nominated two candidates and submitted their names to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council for consideration.  

The candidates are Sheikh Umar Kigongo and Sheikh Ismail Kibuule who has been acting Kadhi. Upon receiving the names of the candidates, the UMSC Electoral Commission is expected to scrutinize the academic qualifications of the candidates. 

They will also be required to seat both oral and written interviews before their names are submitted to the college of Sheikhs for vetting before a final decision is made and announced by the Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.

 

Article 19 (5) of the UMSC constitution provides the qualifications of the Kadhi. It states that the Kadhi shall be at least 30 years old but not more than 70 years, a holder of at least a senior six also known as Thanawi Certificate in Islamic studies from a recognized Islamic Institution of learning with at least a five years working experience in Islamic affairs or a person who has accumulated knowledge and experience which is considered adequate by the college of Sheikhs.   It also provides that a Kadhi shall be a respectable, married and good practicing Sunni Muslim, free from offences under the National and Islamic laws and capable of reading and writing at least English, Luganda, Arabic or Swahili. 

Sheikh Abdullah Juko, the Chairperson Lwengo Muslim District Council, says despite the fact that Lwengo Muslim community is comprised of Muslims from different factions, they are united and pay allegiance to the UMSC leadership under Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda.

 

//Cue in: “Bali wansi wa Muslim supreme council ….

Cue out:….Ebiri mu Lwengo”  

Hajji Ahmed Nyago, the UMSC Electoral Commission Chairperson who oversaw the nomination exercise, thanked the Muslims for being peaceful and supportive to the care taker Kadhi and his team during the tough times after the death of their former Kadhi.     He asked them to remain calm as they wait for the process of appointing the new Kadhi.

//Cue in: “Ebaluwa eyediini….

Cue out:….omukolo ogwamanyi”,”//  

Sheikh Umar Kigongo, the caretaker Kadhi thanked leaders at various levels for helping him in his leadership, adding that he is working tirelessly to ensure that the Muslim community gets more development projects and improve the livelihoods of Muslim families in the district. 

Muslims faithful in Lwengo have welcomed the development, saying they will be happy to get a fully constituted council with a Kadhi to run Muslim projects.