Big numbers of Muslims gathered at various locations in Kampala and allover Uganda joined the rest of the world to pray and celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice, dedicated to the Prophet Abraham. The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ramathan Mubajje condemned the rise in grabbing of Muslim land.
Sheikh Mubajje was delivering his sermon to thousands of Muslims gathered at Old Kampala Mosque to take part in Eid Al Adha celebrations according to report called by NTV.
Sheikh Mubajje said this land grabbing was affecting the activities of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council.
Sheikh Mubajje also prayed for the muslims who are attending Hijja or Hajj in Mecca and reiterated the importance of slaughtering animals on this Eid
The Mufti also called for the need to spread peace and harmony as he condemned gross human rights abuses before leading muslims in Eid prayers
President Museveni sent his best wishes for the holiday, praising Ugandan Muslims for keeping their religious traditions alive.
My heartfelt congratulations to the Muslim community as you celebrate Eid-Al-Adha.
It is an important occasion when you celebrate Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son and also mark the end of Hajj to Mecca.
May the spirit of sacrifice, generosity and purity that define this celebration become the hallmark of your daily lives as we strive to build our country.
Muslim faithful flocked Gaddafi Mosque in Old Kampala today morning to mark Eid al Adha, known as the feast of the sacrifice. VIDEO BY NTV Uganda
Eid al-Adha is celebrated in memory of the events described in the Koran. According to the Muslim Holy Scripture, Abraham once had a dream in which Allah demanded him to sacrifice his son Ishmael, testing Abraham’s faith. The prophet passed the test, and Allah spared his son, sending him a sacrificial lamb instead. Muslims do not treat the sacrifice as Allah’s thirst for blood or meat, but as their own display of faith and meekness. After the sacrifice, Muslims usually give most of the sacrificial meat away to those in need.