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Mufti Mubajje says prayers vital for peace

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd November 2005 03:00 AM

PRAYERS are necessary tools in the restoration of peace in northern Uganda, the Mufti, Sheikh Ramathan Mubajje, has said.

By Patrick Jaramogi

PRAYERS are necessary tools in the restoration of peace in northern Uganda, the Mufti, Sheikh Ramathan Mubajje, has said.

Addressing hundreds of Muslims yesterday who braved the morning heat at the main prayers of Idd-el Fitri celebrations at the Old Kampala SS playground, Mubajje said, “The fasting period is over. We have fasted but our brothers and sisters in the north have not. We need to pray for peace in the north. We must pray for the Government to ensure that peace returns in the north.”

Mubajje, who led the prayers attended by high profile personalities, said, “We also pray that America restores order and ensures justice for the Palestinians. They need independence.”

He said the natural disasters being experienced in the US currently like hurricane Rita, Katrina and Wilma were not natural disasters per se, but a sign that Allah (God) is not pleased with the deeds of mankind.

“Those are not natural disasters. It’s God’s anger. It’s a payment for our sins,” he said.

He advised Muslims not to succumb to the promises of politicians as the country shifts to multiparty politics.

He said, “We are heading towards the transition to multipartyism, but be wise and knowledgeable. Don’t be duped with promises. Many people have come with promises and failed to fulfill them. A strong believer can’t be bitten by a snake twice.”

He warned the Muslims to desist from being corrupt, saying, “The Koran is very clear about corruption. Anybody who indulges in corruption or corrupts will face fire.”

Mufti Mubajje says prayers vital for peace

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