Thousands welcome Mufti Menk at UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala

Thousands of Muslims turned up at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala yesterday to welcome His Eminence the Mufti of Zimbabwe Sheikh Ismail Menk ,who is on a ‘Building Bridges’ tour in Uganda on the invitation of His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje. The renowned Muslim scholar and preacher landed at Entebbe Airport yesterday Morning where he was received by H.E the Deputy Mufti of Uganda Shk. Abdallah Semambo and the Secretary General Hon. Ramadhan Mugalu. On arrival at the National Mosque, Mufti Menk held a meeting with the UMSC Management committee during which he commended the UMSC administration led by H.E Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje for introducing various development projects. In a joint Press Conference with UMSC, Mufti Menk urged Muslims in Uganda to strengthen their faith in Islam and do away with hatred and extremism noting that these are contrary to the teachings of Islam. While delivering the sermon (Khutubah) for yesterday’s Juma prayers at the National Mosque, Mufti Menk stressed that Islam is a religion of peace and unity. He urged Muslims to love one another for the sake of Allah and humanity.
He noted that the tendency of specific individuals using Islam to foster their personal interests should not be attributed to Islam.

He urged Ugandans to be productive, to build their nation and to uphold strong moral values. To the Muslim youth, Mufti Menk said; “Go out and volunteer for a good cause. Use your energy to help those that need you for the sake of Allah. May Allah grant us the energy to be of service to those that need it”.

Before Juma prayers Mufti Menk toured UMSC the projects at the Headquarters, which included; Radio Bilal and the Islamic Call University College. He also planted memorial tree in the National Mosque compound.

Tomorrow, all roads lead to Mandela National Stadium at Namboole where Mufti Menk will address tens of thousands of Ugandans during his maiden building bridges international lecture.  
Haji Nsereko MutumbaPublic Relations OfficerUganda Muslim Supreme CouncilTel: 0701409504 or 0772409504Email: pro_umsc@yahoo.comFacebook page: Uganda Muslim Supreme Council/PRO’s OfficeBlog: http://umsccommunications.blogspot.com

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