PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has urged Muslim leaders in the country to use the holy month of Ramadhan to seek Allahâ€™s wisdom and guidance to resolve their differences in a peaceful and lawful manner.
The call was contained in Museveniâ€™s congratulatory message to the Muslim community in Uganda regarding the Ramadhan.
In the message, Museveni said: â€œOn behalf of the Government and on my own behalf, I congratulate the Muslims for commencing the holy month of Ramadhan â€” the month of abundant blessings, and atonement and forgiveness of our sins by the almighty, benevolent and gracious Allah.
â€œMy understanding is that Ramadhan is a special period of self-restraint dedicated to a more intense search for the purity of our souls. Fasting demands self- restraint, which requires a high degree of sincerity and faithfulness. It enhances the spirit of solidarity among the Muslims all over the world.
â€œI strongly believe that Allah wants us to be spiritually rich and materially prosperous. Ugandans have a duty to work hard and ensure that we build this beautiful country â€˜gifted by natureâ€™ into a prosperous nation and to ensure our harmonious co-existence.
â€œI take this opportunity to urge Muslim leaders to use this holy month to seek Allahâ€™s wisdom and guidance to resolve their differences in a peaceful and lawful manner. May the Merciful Allah bless you all,â€ the message concluded.
Muslims started observing the Ramadhan on August 22.
Museveni urges Muslim leaders on peace