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Stop pestering Museveni about Muslim unity - Mubajje

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th October 2015 03:15 PM

The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje has lashed out at some Muslims he said are pestering President Yoweri Museveni about Muslim unity in Uganda.

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The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje

The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje has lashed out at some Muslims he said are pestering President Yoweri Museveni about Muslim unity in Uganda.

By Umaru Kashaka

The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje has lashed out at some Muslims he said are pestering President Yoweri Museveni about Muslim unity in Uganda.


In a statement issued by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) spokesperson, Hajji Nsereko Mutumba, Mubajje made the remarks at a Mawlid (ceremony) organised by Muslims at Kakuuto Mosque in Rakai district to pray for Prophet Muhammad and thank God.

"On the issue of unity, the Mufti defended President Museveni saying that those individuals pestering him to unite them should leave him alone because he has many other issues to attend to," said the statement.

"There is no law that forces the President to unite Muslims.  Unity cannot be forced on those who do not want it," the Mufti stressed.

Mubajje said he was glad to inform the congregation that Muslims had united and noted that now is the time to embark on wealth creation and development.

"Because 99% of Muslims have united and the majority are the young men and women whose energies should be tapped," he added.

He also commended Rakai district Kadhi Sheikh Swaibu Kaweesi, Rakai local government leaders and the security personnel for using legal means "to rescue Kakuuto Mosque which had been taken over by wrong people".

He urged local government leaders and security personnel in other parts of Uganda to consult UMSC on all Islamic issues because it's the umbrella organisation in charge of all Muslim affairs in Uganda.

"UMSC is not a faction. It is an umbrella organisation and the government of all Muslims in Uganda regardless of their tribes and nationalities," the Mufti stated.

He called upon Muslims to love and follow the ways of Prophet Muhammad because he is the best example of a true Muslim.

Mubajje noted that most of today's problems in the Ummah (Muslim community) emanate from the refusal by some Muslims to respect the Prophet.

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