His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda continues receiving congragulatory messages from several individuals and organisations following the High Court decision setting aside the ex-parte orders by Mengo Chief Magistrate halting the activities of Uganda MUSLIM Supreme Council-UMSC.
On Thursday morning Feb 16th 2023, Sheikh Mubaje received a delegation from Luwero Muslim district team led by the Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa that included Haj Muhammad Buule, a prominent Masindi based businessman, and an educationalist with several schools in Masindi and Luwero districts.
The team expressed gratitude to the Mufti for being steadyfast in steering UMSC activities that has enabled it to sail through troubled times like the recent court case.
The delegation presented the Mufti him several gifts including food items and a he goat.
In the afternoon, Sheikh Mubaje hosted Muslims from all walks of life including Sheikh Abdu Obeid Kamulegeya, the former Chief Kadhi of Uganda, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti, Dr. Ramathan Mugalu, the UMSC Secretary General, Members of the UMSC management, staff, his Regional Assistants, District Kadhis and Imams for a thanksgiving luncheon to celebrate their high court victory delivered by Justice Esta Nambayo.
In his brief remarks punctuated with verses from the Holy Quran and historical lessons picked from Prophet Muhammad’s life, Sheikh Mubaje that the suits brought against him and the council by a section of Muslims that led to the erroneous orders halting UMSC activities, was a direct attack on the Islamic faith.
“I was disturbed when I heard that the Magistrate had stopped council activities, which are purely religious. But, I quickly remembered that Almighty Allah had vowed to protect his Deen,” Sheikh Mubaje said. He advised those who were behind that case to repent if they are indeed true Muslims.
Sheikh Mubaje decried the high level of corruption among some judicial officials, saying it was crystal clear that magistrate behind the ex-parte orders halting the operations of UMSC was bribed.
“I doubt whether the Magistrate can give similar orders stopping the Church from operating,” he said. He urged the Chief Justice to do everything possible to curb the vice of corruption in the judiciary.
Earlier on, Sheikh Kamulegeya called upon District Kadhis to follow the example of the Mufti and organize similar functions in their respectful areas.