Muslims all over the world will celebrate Eid Al Adhuha, the feast of sacrifice on Tuesday July 20, 2021, according to Ugandan Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC).
In a statement issued on Saturday, Sheikh, Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd deputy Mufti of Uganda and acting director of Sharia at UMSC, informed the country that day of Arafat, which climaxes the Haj rituals and precedes Eid Prayers, will fall on Monday, July 19 2021.
This means Eid Adhuha celebrations shall commence the following day Tuesday July 20 2021.
“Following the prevailing situation of lockdown as one of the precautionary measures announced by President Yoweri Museveni and the Ministry of Health against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, all Mosques shall remain closed and Eid prayers will be held in our respective homes,” read part of the statement.
Waiswa urged all financially able Muslims to sacrifice health animals in line with Islamic traditions.
He implored Muslims to utilise the Eid season to intensity prayers to beseech almighty Allah to bless the souls of their departed loved ones.
He called upon Ugandans to pray for those who are bedridden due to various ailments and against Covid-19 that has claimed thousands of lives.
Waiswa requested Muslims to share the spirit of Eid Al Adhuha through donating meat to their relatives, neighbours especially the vulnerable and the needy.