Mubajje condemns celebrating death of others, calls for solidarity in times of sorrow

Mufti sheikh Ramathan Mubajje addressing mourners at Kirimwa in Luuka on Friday, June 28, 2024

Luuka, (UG):- The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje has advised people to always console those who lose their dear ones citing that in such tragic occurrences, such people need to be strengthened to go through the trying moments.

The Mufti was on Friday addressing mourners at the burial ceremony of Bameka Yusuf Biita, the personal assistant to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) chairman Al-hajji Prof. Dr. Muhamadi Lubega Kisambi who perished in a fatal motor accident in Luuka on Thursday evening.

Bameka, who was buried at the ancestral home in Kirimwa village, Bukooma Sub County in Luuka district survived with two widows and eleven children. During his speech as the chief mourner, Mufti Mubajje called for solidarity in the communities both in good and hard times.

“When you are happy because someone has died, then you should know that one day you will die and others will also be happy about it. Allah knows about our lives more than anyone else and there is no need for you to jubilate because a neighbour is no more,” Sheikh Mubajje said.

He urged people to always be calm during times of trial to avoid making mistakes and advised them to trust authorities with challenging matters whenever situations become scanty.

“We believe that death is everywhere but still some people are attached to some causes but we only give police that constitutional obligation to investigate the incidents when people are not convinced about the death of their dear ones,”

The UMSC chairperson, Prof. Dr. Muhamadi Lubega urged people to always be social and make some contributions to the communities where they come from, saying it will always determine the people who associate with them in joyful and sorrowful moments. He tasked them to be developmental to the public with a strong legacy.

“We may have a gathering to send off someone when the chief mourner is the LC1 chairperson but honourable people have travelled distances to come and bury Biita because of his works to the community which were good,” Dr. Lubega added before advising mourners to read the book dubbed ‘Who will cry when you die’.

He rallied all leaders and aspiring leaders in the district to play good politics and avoid harmful utterances against fellow political vying members. Lubega said Allah owns all leadership and determines who should be in authority at a given time.

“This leadership is from Allah to specific people and at specific times and it is a full chapter in the Quran about leadership, so don’t think that those positions are yours. Therefore use those positions well because we were entrusted by Allah to serve our people,” Prof. Dr. Lubega said.

It should be noted that a number of words continue to accuse one of the leaders in the district of being behind the death of the two people given the alleged bad utterances the said leaders made ahead of the International Women’s Day celebrations for the district. The celebrations which were scheduled for Friday, June 28, 2024, were later suspended indefinitely following the Thursday evening fatal accident.

Bameka perished in the accident which also claimed the life of Gladys Aliyinza, the wife of President Museveni’s deputy press secretary Faruk Kirunda. The accident took place at Nawansega cell, Nawansega ward, Bukova town council in Luuka district.

Aliyinza, a former woman MP contestant for Luuka district will be laid to rest tomorrow Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Lambala village, Irongo Sub County in Luuka district. However, a requiem mass was conducted to honour the works of the deceased (Gladys Aliyinza) at Kiyunga Archdeaconry church of Uganda in Luuka district today Saturday.

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