Muslim clerics all over the country today called for forgiveness and reconciliation in the wake of the political tensions that have recently swept through Uganda.
Presiding over Eid-Al Adha prayers, the clerics condemned acts of violence calling on the concerned parties to make peace.
At Old Kampala, the Mufti Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje implored Allah to help our security organs not to use force.
“If someone has surrendered there’s no need to beat them up. We pray that the government takes on the role of maintaining peace and security in our nation,” he said.
Mubajje called for peace and calmness.
“No putting fire in the roads,” he said.
At Kibuli mosque, Sheikh Mawejje urged the political players to make peace.
He urged believers to cast away the evil of Satan and resolve never to listen to him again.
At Hotel African, the clerics urged believers to sacrifice animals and share the meat with the poor.
“There is a difference between mere charity and sacrifice. Charity is a regular all-time practice of helping the needy and no particular day is fixed for it,” one of the clerics said.