Welcome message from His Eminence The Mufti Sheik Shaban Ramathan Mubajje

Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam-may Allah send peace and salutations upon him. Aameen) said: النَّاسُ مَعَادِنُ كَمَعَادِنِ الْفِضَّةِ وَالذَّهَبِ، خِيَارُهُمْ فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ خِيَارُهُمْ فِي الْإِسْلَامِ إِذَا فَقُهُوا People are mines like the mines of gold and silver. The best of people during ignorance (pre-Islamic era) are the best in Islam when they understand. (Sahih Muslim, Vol.4 Pg.2031, Dar Ihyā At-Turāth Al-Arabi Beirut) The value of a land cannot be judged by its surface. When one digs the land and goes deep into it, the value of the land is then realized when it presents gold, silver and other precious minerals hidden within it. Similarly, one cannot judge people from their outer appearance. When we approach the depths of the hearts of people, to mine the ideal qualities within their hearts, the ideal person is then realized. Our website aims to serve humanity, bring unity and development of the all Muslim Community especially in Uganda. May Allah Ta’alā accept the noble efforts behind the website, ‘The Ideal Woman’ and make it a means of gaining His pleasure. Aameen!

Brief About His Eminence The Mufti Sheik Shaban Ramathan Mubajje

Sheik Shaban Ramathan Mubajje, was born in Bungokho in Mbale district. He is well-grounded in Islamic affairs, thanks to the years spent in a Madras Islamic Primary School in Natete Kayunga district and Namatembe Islamic Institute in Namutumba. Mubajje later joined Bugembe Islamic Institute in Jinja, where he completed senior six in 1976 in Islamic studies. In 1977, he went to Riyad in Saudi Arabia for a bachelor’s degree in Sharia (Islamic law). In 1981, he became the Imam of Madinah Mosque, Mbale and founded Mahdi Noor Islamic Institute. Months later, he became the Mbale district khadi, while pursuing a post-graduate diploma in philosophy at Mbale Islamic University. Mubajje later enrolled at Makerere University for a master’s degree in religious studies. After graduation, he returned to the Mbale University as a lecturer in religious studies. His organisational ability began to show when he united many small Muslim groups to which he announced his plan become the head of the Muslim community in Uganda. This was the time various factions were fighting for the top office. With the strong backing of the electorate, Mubajje headed to Kampala as the Mbale district delegate. On election Day on December 11, 2000, Mubajje was unanimously voted Mufti at Africana Hotel, Kampala