Former presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, has urged Muslims to stay united and faithful in his Eid Mubarak message to the Muslim community.
“Ramadhan brought us together and united us by faith and deeds; invoked our true feelings of compassion and sympathy; inspired us to share and above all, devoted time to worship and pray to Allah,” Besigye said.
He described the Holy Month of Ramadhan as a month of reflection, it is a month where the Muslim faith and belief is put to test. It is a month for sharing and obedience to Allah.
According to him, Ramadhan enables Muslims to refrain from and overcome sin, triumph over evil and celebrate acts of charity and generosity.
“As you celebrate Eid Al Fitr, the country is burning with unanswered questions about murders across the country; people are dying of hunger; many Ugandans are not sure of the next meal,” he urged.
“The country needs your values of generosity, humility, kindness and faith to overcome political and social injustice that are meted on our people.”
Besigye reminded Muslims that Islam calls for justice and defence of justice.
“As we pray and celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr, our duty call is to embrace and fight for ideas and values that make Uganda a nation of One People with a common destiny. May Allah’s blessings be upon you; forgive your sins and ease the suffering of all our people in Uganda.”
The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, on the other hand, urged Muslims to work hard in to earn a living and not to be tempted into evil.
Mufti Mubajje was yesterday delivering his message to hundreds of Muslims gathered at Quadafi mosque to celebrate the climax of Ramadan.
Mubajje congratulated Muslims for having finished the holly month and urged them to remain true to their religion.
Eid al-Fitr, which is often known as Eid is a celebration, which was held on Sunday June 25, to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting and the start of the next month, Shawwal.