Muslims have been asked to embrace vaccination and observe Standard
Operating Procedures as many turned up for the first Juma prayer in four
Mosques like other worship places were closed in June following a surge in covid-19
On Wednesday, Museveni opened places of worship but limited the congregants
to only 200.
Today Muslims turned up at Gadhafi National Mosque at Old Kampala and Masjid
Musa at Hotel Africana for Juma prayers. The majority carried their prayer mats and
At the entrances, they were required to wash their hands before
accessing the premises of the mosques.
The Muft of Uganda Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje led the prayers at
Gadhafi National Mosque and thanked the President for opening worship
He warned Muslims against disregarding the SOPs saying that health
experts often advised against re-opening of worship centers after finding that
people in some worship places were flouting the SOPs. Mubaje rallied Muslims to
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The Secretary for Education at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council
Sheikh Juma Bakhit Cucu delivered the summon at Gadhafi National Mosque urging
Muslims to submit to Allah and abide by the Islamic teachings.
He preached about good behavior, respect for life and honesty.
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Prince Kassim Nakibinge who performed his prayers at Masjid Mbogo
in Kawempe also urged Muslims to observe SOPs. The City Lord Mayor Erias
Lukwago who joined Nakibinge at Mbogo used the opportunity to ask the government
to open schools. He says many children have been redundant at home for a long
and have resorted to unwanted behaviour including drug abuse.
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At Old Kampala, Masjid Musa and Masjid Jamia in Kololo among other
mosques were marked to ensure the social distancing. At Masjid Musa, the
washing areas were closed to avoid worshipers using them.