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Ugandans mourn Fahd

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd August 2005 03:00 AM

AS his remains were laid to rest yesterday, the Ugandan Muslim community paid their last respects to the late King Fahd of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

AS his remains were laid to rest yesterday, the Ugandan Muslim community paid their last respects to the late King Fahd of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

By Mariam Nalunkuuma

AS his remains were laid to rest yesterday, the Ugandan Muslim community paid their last respects to the late King Fahd of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

During prayers at Kibuli Mosque, led by the director of Sharia, Sheikh Rajab Kakooza, King Fahd was praised for his benevolence and support to Islamic activities.

Prince Kassim Nakibinge, who organised the prayers, said, “We pray that Allah forgives King Fahd in all his faults. We should endeavour to read the Koran, which he offered to print for all Muslims the world over.

“During King Fahd’s leadership, I was one of those few individuals he selected to enter the Holy Ka’aba (holy house).

“I pray that his successor, Prince Abdullah, accomplishes his missions.”

Fahd, 82, the longest-serving king of Saudi Arabia, died on Monday morning after suffering from acute pneumonia. Fahd suffered a massive stroke 10 years ago.

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia was yesterday busy with dignitaries delivering their condolences.

Foreign affairs minister Augustine Nshimye said Fahd had been a great friend of Uganda.

The historical visit by King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Suud to Uganda in 1972 cemented the relationship between the two countries.

One of the significant Saudi-funded projects for the Muslim community is King Fahd Plaza, which was officially opened by President Museveni in 2003.

Ugandans mourn Fahd

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