THE Buganda Kingdom is to build a monumental mosque at Wamala in Wakiso district, where Islam is believed to have started before spreading to other parts of Buganda and Uganda
Addressing Muslims at Kibibi Mosque in Butambala county, Mpigi district after Idd-El-fitri prayers yesterday, the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said the foundation stone was laid in September at the proposed site.
â€œWhat remains to be done is put up the mosque that is ideal for such a place,â€ Mutebi said.
Meanwhile, Hillary Kiirya reports that thousands of Muslims thronged Kibuli Mosque to celebrate Idd with a call for them to ensure peace among themselves.
The Idd prayers at Kibuli were attended by second deputy premier and Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Brig. Moses Ali, the Electoral Commission chairman, Hajji Badru Kiggundu, his predecessor Hajji Aziz Kasujja and former Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jeje Odong.
After the prayers, they were hosted to the â€˜breaking the fastâ€™ feast by Prince Kassim Nakibinge Kakungulu at his residence near the mosque.
Cyprian Musoke reports that the Amir of Uganda, Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto, has described as haraam (abominable), the act of visiting bars and brothels as part of celebrations to mark the end of Ramadhan.
Kakooza was the main preacher at the Tabliq Idd El-Fitri prayers at the Tabliq open grounds near Clock Tower in Kampala.
Buganda kingdom offers to build monumental mosque