Muslims to Celebrate Eid Adha on Sunday

KAMPALA-Dr. Sheikh Ziyad Swaleh Lubanga, the UMSC Director of Sharia, has announced the sighting of the crescent moon, signifying the commencement of the special ten days marking the beginning of the month of Zul Hijjah.

Dr. Sheikh Ziyad Swaleh Lubanga (middle) delivering his message on Thursday evening

During this month, Muslim faithful perform the pilgrimage to the Holy Sanctuary, the Kaaba, in the Holy City of Makkah, in the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Lubanga made the announcement at UMSC headquarters on Thursday evening, June 6th, 2024.

Additionally, Dr. Lubanga informed the Muslim community and the wider public that the Day of Arafat, when pilgrims will assemble on the plains of Mount Arafat at the peak of Hajj rituals, will be on Saturday, June 15th. The following day, Sunday, June 16th, 2024, will be Eid Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice.

This day commemorates the great acts of devotion exhibited by Prophet Ibrahim, the patriarch of monotheism, his immediate family, and their great descendant, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

On behalf of His Eminence Dr. Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda, Dr. Lubanga implored all Muslims to intensify acts of devotion such as offering charity to less privileged members of the community, fasting, recitation of the Holy Scripture, the Qur’an, visiting the sick, and preparing sacrificial animals, among other righteous deeds.






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