Sheik Ramadhan Mubajje, Uganda’s Mufti, has asked Muslims who oppose the unity deal to reconsider.
Mubajje made the statements while officiating at the inauguration of a new mosque in Nawandagala village, Bulange sub-county, Namutumba district.
Mufti Shaban Mubajje was joined by Sheik Yunus Kamoga of the Nakasero tabliq and Muslim leaders from Busoga to inaugurate the new mosque erected by the Al Bayan charitable organisation.
Mubajje urged Muslims who are opposed to the unity deal to give it a chance while addressing the crowd.
Sheik Yunus Kamoga challenged all Muslim sections to come together so Islam could grow in Uganda.
The Busoga Khadi Sheik Mohammad Bowa praised Mubajje and his contemporaries for their reconciliation gesture.
According to the director of Al Bayan org Hajji Mohammad Ngobi, he built the mosque because of his love and passion for Islam.
Moreover, Muslims in the area welcomed the new mosque, rewarding the challenges they have been facing.
They signed a reconciliation agreement with the Old Kampala faction to form one body a few days back.
The Kibuli faction said in a statement signed by Muhammad Musoke Kiggundu, Director of Communication, Research, and International Relations at the Office of the Supreme Mufti in Kibuli, that Mufti was neither invited nor involved in the unity above talks.
“We would like to tell the general public that the Office of the Supreme Mufti was neither invited nor engaged in the claimed unity negotiations,” Kiggundu remarked in part.
According to Kiggundu, the Supreme Mufti’s office is a separate legal entity with its own constitution based on the Quran to guide actions and choices related to providing ethical leadership and governance of Muslim affairs in Uganda.
“We would want to extend our heartfelt thanks to H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni for his tireless efforts and unflinching dedication to the peaceful resolution of Muslim leadership matters,” Kiggundu said in a statement.