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Tension at old Kampala as Basajjabalaba’s group serve UMSC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was tension at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council- UMSC headquarter at Old Kampala Thursday when a group of Muslims led by Hajji Abdu Kiyimba went to serve an injunction stopping the Mufti, his agents, and employees of the council from conducting any business on …

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Teso, Karamoja muslim leaders worried over high illiteracy levels

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The low education level among the Muslim community in Teso and Karamoja sub-regions has raised concern from the Muslim leaders. A Needs Assessment Survey conducted across Teso and Karamoja sub-regions on the issues affecting Muslims shows that the illiteracy level stands at 97.3 percent. The …

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Muslim women happy to get representation to UMSC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After receiving their first ever representation in the General Assembly, the main decision making body of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, on Saturday, the female Muslims were filled with delight. According Sheikhat Radhiyyah Namakula, who has been leading the charge in Uganda to raise the …

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Muslim factions in Lango battle over property ownership

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslim factions in Lango are embroiled in a fight over the ownership of Muslim properties. The dispute pits the Lango Muslim leadership under the Kadhi, Sheikh Ishaq Salim Nangoye and the leadership of Madina Faiza Mosque commonly known as Lira PS under Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf …

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Mufti fires northern regional Kadhi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has sacked Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Hussein, the northern region assistant to the Mufti for alleged incompetence and appointed Sheikh Musa Khalil in an acting capacity. Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, who was on an official tour in the Lango …

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Muslim leaders threaten to boycott Otafiire security meeting

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslim leaders in the Luwero district are divided over a meeting that has been called this week to sensitize them on radicalism, extremism, and promote social-economic transformation. Organized by Hajji Musa Lukandwa in conjunction with the Greater Luwero Muslim Chairman Hajji Musa Kakande, the …

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UMSC general assembly sets term limits for office of the mufti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC General Assembly has set term limits for the office of the Mufti. The Assembly was held at the Gaddafi national mosque in Old Kampala on Wednesday. The Mufti is the highest-ranking position in the country’s Muslim leadership, and over the …

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LOP urges Muslim leadership to seek internal reconciliation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament-LOP Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba has advised the Muslim leaders to explore internal mechanisms of reconciliation instead of looking to the government as an arbiter to their disputes. According to Mpuuga, mending fences between the warring parties is the most …

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UMSC general assembly scrutinizes draft constitution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC, the highest decision making organ of the Muslim umbrella body has started discussing the draft amended constitution. It comes almost a week after the Constitutional Review Commission chaired by Prof. Idris Serugo Kasenene, handed over the draft amended constitution to …

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