Eid al fitr: Mubajje Salutes M7 On ‘Ebyaffe’

The Supreme leader of the Ugandan Muslim community Sheikh Shaban Mubaje has commended President Yoweri Kaguta on agreeing to return Buganda Kingdom properties formerly under the Central government to Mengo custodianship in his Eid El-Fitir Message to the Muslim community and well-wishers.

A team of emissaries from Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi led by the katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga recently had negotiations with the state and signed a Memorandum of Understanding that marked the return of Buganda properties.


Full Message:

Praise is to Allah Lord of Universe, Peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Mohammad his family and all his companions.

Brothers and sisters, I salute you with the best salutation of Islam, and this is, Assalaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Allah says in the the Holy Qur-an:-

Chapter 2: 185

{And he wants you to complete the prescribed period,

And to glorify Him, in that He has guided you; And perchance you shall be grateful}

– Congratulations:

On behalf of the UMSC and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the Muslims in Uganda and beyond for having successfully completed the fasting of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, May the Almighty Allah be praised for enabling us perform this important Pillar of Islam.

Let us pray to Allah tirelessly to accept our fasting, to bounty us with His Mercy and forgiveness and free us from hell.

The Prophet PBUH said “There are two joys for whoever is fasting; the joy when he breaks his fast, and the joy when he will meet his Lord the day hereafter”.

– We wish to thank government of Uganda for maintaining peace and stability in the Country for it has ensured freedom of worship.

– We also applaud the president of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for returning the “ebyaffe” as they are popularly known to His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

–           We commend the central government and Buganda Kingdom for resolving their differences amicably. This is the way to go.

– It is our prayer that, Muslim conflicts in Africa and the whole world be solved peacefully instead of resorting to violence.

– Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, you have been law abiding, humble, disciplined etc, during this Holy Month of Ramadhan please continue in the same way after fasting, Ramadhan is not the end of the well being of humanity. I therefore, appeal to you to maintain the state, we should not slide back.

“…So fear Allah and adjust all matters of differences among you and obey Allah and his Messenger if indeed you are believers”.

Chapter: 9:1

– We are launching our University (I.C.U.C) on Monday 19th August 2013; we call upon all parents to register their children. We appeal to every Muslim to take education as priority No 1.

– We convey our sincere thanks to the Embassies & NGO’s who sponsored and contributed to our Ramadhan programs by providing Iftar supplies e.g the Embassy of U.A.E in Uganda, American Embassy, Iranian Embassy, Turkish Embassy, Saudi Arabian Embassy, Munadhamat Daawat Islamia, World Islamic Call Society, SENA Foundation, African Muslim Agency, IICO, Prof. Gordon Wavamunno (WBS TV), DTB, Mukwano group of Companies, UAE E/Change Money express etc.

– We thank Media Houses for all the efforts put in, to cover various Ramadhan programs and these in particular include: Radio Bilal FM, Pear of Africa, Voice of Africa, UBC, WBS T.V, NBS T.V, NTV, Bukedde T.V, The New Vision, The Monitor and other newspapers.

– We thank the Imaams who led Salat Taraweh & preaching during Ramadhan.

– We encourage all Muslims to pay Zakat El-Fitr before Swalat Idd in fulfillment of Ramadhan Requirement.

-{The messenger of God (PBUH), prescribed the Al-Fitir almsgiving to purify the faster, from obscenity and sfoolish talk on one side and to feed the poor on the other side. That who performs it before the prayer, it will be accepted from him, but for that who performs it after the prayer (of the Fitir prayer); it will be considered like any other charity}.

– We wish to inform you that, this Year the Government of Saudi Arabia has allowed 1200 pilgrims only to perform Hajji last year due to Ebola outbreak.

We pray to His almighty Allah to guide and protect our President His Excellence Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, his Government, and all our administrators, stake holders and the entire Ugandan community in general.

May Allah bless you all.

I wish you happy Idd Celebrations.

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