Stop hate speech , Mufti Mubaje tells Muslims
The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has urged Muslims to refrain from hate speech which he said is endangering the community.
“Do not stand in the Masjid and say, so and so should die, something might happen to him and then you are picked. Yet you are innocent,” Mubaje said.
He called upon all Muslims to be peaceful, a cardinal virtue in Islam. “Let us be peaceful people so that we defeat anyone who thinks that Muslims are violent or tries to depict us as bad people.”
Mubaje was speaking at the Launch of Dignity day at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters at Old Kampala.
He also called upon the faithfuls to raise their girls with care and dignity.
“The prophet said that whenever a man takes care of two daughters until they reach maturity; that man is assured of entering Janna.”
Dignity day was launched to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management. It was marked under the theme, “Empowering the girls through good menstrual hygiene.”
In 2015, a World Bank study indicated that girls miss a total of 48 days in an academic year due to menstrual hygiene challenges.
According to a 2016 report by Build Africa, of the 80 days allocated for a school term, 29.7% of adolescent girls said they miss at least four days per cycle.
In 2015, the UN declared May 28 of every year as Menstrual Hygiene Day in recognition of the challenges girls and women go through during menstruation.
Dignity Day is marked in line with Menstrual Hygiene Day.
According to the program coordinator Afua Ssebyala, the day shall be marked annually on every last Friday of June.