By Waswa Tenywa
The Director of Sharia, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Shk. Yahaya Ibrahim Kakungulu has announced that Monday 20th August is the day of Arafat.
This year’s Eid Adhuha will therefore be celebrated on Tuesday 21st August 2018, said the sheikh.
The national Eid prayers will be held at the National Mosque – UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala starting at 9:00 am, and they will be led by His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje.
The Eid Adhuha Khutubah (Sermon) will be delivered by the 2nd Deputy Mufti Shk. Muhammad Waiswa.
The Director of Sharia urges Muslims to slaughter healthy animals for Eid Adhuha in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (A.S) commitment. He has also called upon Muslims to celebrate Eid festivals in line with Islamic teachings.
Due to the large number of Muslims expected for Eid prayers, Muslims are urged to come early and to cooperate with the security personnel. Vehicles will not be allowed inside the National Mosque compound. All vehicles will be parked at Old Kampala Secondary school ground.