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IUIU Rector Urges Muslims to be United

  • 02nd May, 2022 12:00am
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The Rector of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Professor Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda has urged Muslims to be united. 

The Rector made the call today  during  Eid-Al-Fitr prayers in a speech delivered by the  Vice Rector (Finance and Administration) Professor Abdul Kaziba Mpaata on his behalf. 

Professor Gyagenda  said Muslims must be united for the sake of Allah (God).

"First of all, I need to congratulate you all for fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan. I need to urge you (Muslims)  to be united. God demand us to be united. We are one ummah (community) the Rector said.

Speaking further, the Rector assured the Muslims that IUIU is starting the Faculty of Engineering and Technology soon. 

"The Faculty of Engineering and Technology will be here at the Main Campus . The designers are currently doing their work and before 2022, Insha Allah (God willing) , construction of the Faculty will begin," Professor Gyagenda said.

Speaking at the same event, Eastern Muslims  Regional Kadhi ,Sheikh Ahmad Haamid Wandega urged the Muslim to continue doing good deeds.

"Much as the holy month of Ramadhan has ended , God is still watching us. Let us continue behaving well. Let us continue helping the needy in our respective communities. Let us continue praying, reading the holy Qur'an and forgiving one another," Sheikh Wandega said.

Seconding Sheikh Wandega, IUIU University Coordinator (Dean of Students),  Dr Sulait Kabali advised the Muslims to co-exist peacefully. 

"Please, let us be good people to our neighbors and  families. Let us be good to our fellow Muslims and even to  Non- Muslims," Dr Kabali said.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated to commemorate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and takes place over three days. Eid al-Fitr means the celebration of breaking the fast. 

Ramadan marks the time when the Holy  Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW).  Devout Muslims fast during daylight hours and spend time in self-reflection, prayer and giving charity.