Ugandans in Diaspora gear up for Ugandan Muslim Convention in Boston

By Our Reporter
Excitement is building up amongst the Ugandan Muslim community in Boston Massachusetts USA as the date for the much-publicized Muslim convention draws closer.
Muslim youths in particular are bursting with anticipation at the prospect of being part of the much-awaited event, which begins next week on Thursday 6th, October, with a Meet and Greet session for Muslims from different States to get to know each other.
Massachusetts attorney Tahirah Amatul Wadud, a guest speaker at the Symposium
The meet and greet session will be followed with a Darasa and Juma prayers on Friday 7th October, after which Muslims will engage into social networking.
The convention will come to a climax on Saturday  October 8th, 2022, with a grand sumptuous dinner and a fundraising event.
The organisers have invited a team of popular Muslim clerics from Kampala like Sheikh Nkata Ismael, Imam Ahmad Kyeyune, Sheikh Shafik Mafo and Sheikh Burhan Muhsin Kiti, who will conduct teachings for the participants on different topics aimed at fostering Islamic togetherness and brotherhood.
We have established that there will be another set of special guest speakers who include veteran journalist and media consultant Kassim Kayira, formerly of  BBC World Service, who is slated to give a different perspective on Islam.
Also on the list is Boston City council member Ternia Anderson Fernández, who will take the Muslim participants through the Boston City Council nitty-gritty.
Veteran journalist and media consultant Kassim Kayira, one of the guest speakers at the syposium.
Renowned Massachusetts attorney Tahirah Amatul Wadud, the executive director of Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Massachusetts), will be part of the convention and will address different topics in regard to corporate, family and civil rights law at the convention, in a bid to empower Muslims.
This year’s conference is hosted by the Uganda American Muslims Association (UAMA) Muslim Youth of Boston at the Crowne Plaza Boston – Woburn.
The main objective of the convention is to bring together Ugandan Muslims living in the USA with an aim of bolstering development and unity amongst them.

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