They were also warned against criminal activities that give Islam a bad image
The Kabale Khadi, Sheikh Kabu Lule, has warned Muslims in the district against alcoholism.
Speaking during prayers to mark Eid al-Adha at Kirigime Mosque in Kabale Municipality, Lule noted that it is becoming a common practice among Muslims to consume alcoholic drinks which is against religious teachings.
"We used to be known for being innocent people whenever it came to alcohol but now, our counterparts in other religions laugh at us whenever they hear us condemning alcohol," he said.
Lule also warned Muslims against criminal activities that give Islam a bad image.
"There is a bad image being associated with Islam of late and criminal activities. We should desist from such practices for the good of our religion," he added.
Sheikh Kassim Kamugisha, the Kabale NRM youth chairperson, rallied Muslims to educate their children to meet the employment and development demands in the country.
"I hear some of you complaining that you are left out in the world of employment, but ask yourself how educated you are to acquire that dream job you are looking for," he said.