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Mufti Condemns Kidnaps, Brutal Murders

In a message read on his behalf by the second Deputy Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters on Thursday afternoon to coincide with the beginning of Ramadhan, Sheikh Mubaje, said it is very sad and unfortunate that such strange acts are happening in Uganda.
The Deputy Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Waiswa saying the opening prayer during the 2017 Anti corruption week activities

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The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has condemned the rampant kidnaps and brutal killings across the country.

 

In a message read on his behalf by the second Deputy Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters on Thursday afternoon to coincide with the beginning of Ramadhan, Sheikh Mubaje, said it is very sad and unfortunate that such strange acts are happening in Uganda. 

 

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Several people have been abducted most especially women and children for ransom. Some of the kidnap victims have ended up dead. The most prominent is  Susan Magara who was kidnapped in February from Kabaka Anjagala rod on her way home.

Her kidnappers demanded a ransom of Shillings 700 million from her family, but all the same killed her after receiving the money. 

Sheikh Waiswa also called upon Muslims to use the fasting period to continue praying for peace; unity and understanding one another globally while choosing peace over violence in times of misunderstandings. 

He explained that the true test of belief goes beyond slogans and the dress code.

 

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He called on all believers to uphold the principle of the sanctity of life and respect the dignity of all humans, which are shared by different religious groups. He further appealed to the public to restrain from the sinful act and ensure that the sanctity of life is respected.

 

 

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He prayed that the almighty God enables Muslims to fast and perform their best in this period.

 

 

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Muslims globally observe fasting in the nine lunar month of the Islamic calendar. Fasting started on Thursday and shall go on for a period of twenty nine days. 

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