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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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Acholi Khadi encourages Muslims to exploit rainy season for farming

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi District Muslim Khadi, Sheikh Musa Khalil has encouraged the Muslim faithful to exploit the current rainy season to carry out farming. Sheikh Khalil says whereas other parts of the world are facing drought making farming impossible, the country is blessed with abundant rainfall …

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Absa Bank treats Muslim customers to Iftar dinner

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Absa Bank Uganda hosted its Muslim customers and staff who are observing the holy month of Ramadan to a dinner last evening to break their fast at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The annual observance of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The …

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Museveni meets Muslim leaders over reconciliation efforts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni met with a group of Muslim leaders at State House Entebbe to report to him about their success in the reconciliation efforts that started over five years ago. Among them were leaders from Old Kampala, Nakasero and former leaders from Kibuli. The …

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Masaka Muslims want women in key management positions

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of the Muslim community in Masaka district is mooting for the inclusion of the female gender in the key management and leadership positions. The faithful argue that it is high time they made deliberate arrangements to bring onboard women to also take part …

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Amin inspired Muslim unity drive: Mufti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The late President of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada inspired the Muslim unity drive, the Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has revealed. “In 1991 then as Kadhi Bugisu Muslim District and in the company of the late Haj Asuman Mbubi, the former Deputy Chairman …

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Sheikh Mubaje, Kamulegeya sign peace deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has signed a peace communique with rival Muslim groups led by Sheikh Abdul Obeid Kamulegeya, the former Chief of Uganda at the Uganda Muslim Headquarters at Old Kampala. The 3-page communique outlines seven areas key among, …

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Kadaga rallies muslims to continue pushing for Khadi courts law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has pledged to expedite the enactment of a law to operationalize Khadi courts. The Constitution provides for the establishment of Khadi courts for marriage, divorce, the inheritance of property and guardianship especially for those practicing the Muslim faith. However, …

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