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Luwero Kadhi summons Imams over uncertified marriages

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa Nsanja, the Kadhi Luwero Muslim district has summoned all Imams in his jurisdiction over uncertified marriages. The decision stems from findings showing that about 65 percent of the marriages conducted in his area are uncertified. According to the guidelines from Uganda Muslim …

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UMSC pushing for affirmative action for Muslim teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC through its education department has started pushing for affirmative action for Muslim teachers in the recruitment and promotion processes by the Education Service Commission-ESC. Over the years, Muslims have been complaining about the alleged sidelining of Muslim teachers during the appointment and …

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UMSC, Education ministry clash over appointments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC has resurrected its longtime complaint against the Ministry of Education and Education Service Commission in particular for allegedly sidelining Muslims during the appointment and promotion of teachers. The fresh dispute stems from the recent appointment and promotions of teachers where …

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UMSC insists suspended Masaka Kadhi should vacate office

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC has insisted that the embattled Masaka district Kadhi Sheik Buruhane Bagunduse vacates office to pave way for investigations into the allegations leveled against him. The acting UMSC spokesperson Ashiraf Zziwa Muvawala communicated the decision while unveiling Sheikh Badru Wasajja Kiruta as …

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Embattled Masaka district Kadhi declines to vacate office

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The embattled Kadhi of Masaka Muslim district, Sheikh Buruhane Bagunduse has declined to handover office to pave way for investigations into the allegations of incompetence leveled against him, saying his suspension didn’t follow the laid down procedures. It comes a few hours after Sheikh Muhammad …

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Mufti suspends Masaka, Bunyoro Kadhis after successful impeachment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has suspended Sheikh Burhan Bagunduse, the Kadhi Masaka Muslim district and his Bunyoro counterpart, Sheikh Ashiraf Kugonza. In a media statement, Ashiraf Zziwa, the acting public relations officer Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC says the Mufti has appointed …

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Mubaje challenges elite muslims to take up leadership position under UMSC

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Mufti of Uganda Shaban Mubaje has tasked Muslims with the requisite qualifications in Islamic studies to take up leadership positions in his administration.  Addressing mourners at the sendoff of the fallen Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC chairperson, Dr. Abdulkadir Balonde at Wantunda village in Busedde …

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UMSC approves split of Kanungu Muslim community from Rukungiri

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has approved the separation of Kanungu Muslim district from Rukungiri. According to Hajji Ramadhan Mugalu, the UMSC secretary-general and acting secretary for information, the Muslim community requested for autonomy five years ago. Mugalu says that Kanungu Muslim community argued that …

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