Muslims were urged to implement the teachings of the Koran and follow the example of Prophet Muhammad
The Amir and missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Sect of Uganda/Rwanda, Al- Hajji Mualana Ali Kaire, has urged for peaceful co-existence of different religious denominations.
“As Muslims of the Ahmadiyya community, I urge our followers to respect and live in peaceful harmony with other religions as we have always done,” Kaire said.
He was speaking during the closure of 6th National Peace Symposium and Iftar organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Uganda at the national headquarters, in Wandegeya recently.
Kaire urged Muslims to implement the teachings of the Quran and follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad.
He said that the mission has spent funds to build schools, health centres and mosques that have helped to rehabilitate the livelihoods of many disadvantaged people.
The president of association, Abudul Ssenfuka, said that the symposium targeted youth of different religious denominations and brought them together for the sake of tolerance and harmony.
The former state minister for health, Mike Mukula, who was one of the guest speakers, urged the Muslim leaders and their followers to continue with their advocacy for peace and unity.
“I know in the Quran they teach us about kindness and peaceful co-existence in the community. And I believe this symposium is tackling that aspect of living together peaceful among different religious denomination,” he said.
Mukula hailed the Ahmadiyya community for partnering with government agencies in fighting poverty, building schools and health centres in the country.
“You have built schools, mosques and health centres countrywide to serve the community. We applaud you for being part of the initiatives of developing this country,” he said.
Mukula said that the NRM government is willing to work with religious organisations geared towards fighting poverty, creating employment especially among the youths and curbing corruption.