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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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Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid …

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Police hunt starts after Muslim cleric shot dead in Bugiri

Bugiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Busoga East police Friday night set up roadblocks in Bugiri area after unknown assassins gunned down Sheikh Masoud Mutumba, the Imam of Iwemba mosque in Bugiri district. Busoga East police spokesperson James Mubi says that a team of detectives has been dispatched at the deceased’s home …

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Mubaje worried over individual led religious discrimination

Jinja, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has expressed concern over individual led religious discrimination in the country.  Speaking to journalists after inspecting different Muslim led projects in Jinja district on Friday, Mubaje, says it is unfair for people created by the same God …

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Francis in Arabia, the Muslim-friendly pope

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | When Francis becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula on Sunday, he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam and confirms interreligious dialogue as a keystone of his papacy. In the long, complicated and often bloody …

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Why Muslim profiling could backfire

Why Muslim profiling could backfire Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | It was a nondescript mosque only noticeable because of its makeshift mabati walls in the congested Kisenyi slums, a notorious suburb of Kampala city. But when police raided Usafi Mosque on April 27, allegedly while pursuing a criminal on its …

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