and Mariam Nalunkuuma
HUNDREDS of Muslims thronged Kibuli Mosque yesterday for a duwah (special prayer) to ask God to punish the Mufti, Sheikh Shaban Mubajje, for allegedly selling their property to a non-Muslim.
Others facing the same charges are deputy Mufti Sheikh Twaib Mukuye, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) chairman Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba and secretary general Dr Edris Kasenene.
Sheikh Nuhu Muzata dismissed reports that they had converged for a duwah to pray for Mubajjeâ€™s death.
â€œWho has ever heard of a duwah, which kills people or which gives life. Itâ€™s upon Allah to give life or take it away. We are here to lodge our case to the most supreme judge against those people who have sold our property for self-interest.â€
â€œHe will punish them according to the gravity of the offense they committed,â€ he said, amid chants of Allah-hu Akbar (God is great).
Prince Kassim Nakibinge, his brother Kalifan Kakungulu, former UMSC chairman Hajji Ali Adrama, former UMSC secretary for religious affairs Sheikh Mahdi Kakooza, Obedi Kamulegeya and Imam Kasozi attended.
Muslims from the controversial William Street mosque and others from Market Street, who had their prayers earlier, held a peaceful demonstration from Kampala city via Mukwano road to Kibuli mosque to participate in the duwah.
Sheikh Sulaiman Faris, the Imam of Ndeba mosque, advised the Government to keep off Muslim issues. â€œMubajje has continued to sell our property and sacking whoever is against the move because he knows he has support from State House. Now, let us report him to the Almighty Allah,â€ Faris said.
Some roads to Kibuli were closed due to the heavy traffic jam. Those going for prayers were advised to park their cars behind Kibuli hospital.
The UMSC executive committee instituted a committee in July to investigate the irregular sale of plots 30, 102, 104 on William Street in Kampala and 12-16 on Port Bell road, Luzira.
The committee recommended the removal of Mubajje, Mukuye, Basajjabalaba and Kasenene for misconduct.
The report, which recommended the recovery of the plots, was, however, dismissed by the executive members, on grounds that it was not neutral.
Punish Mufti, Muslims beg Allah