The State Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs Kabuye Kyofatogabye and Sarah Najjuma the Woman MP Nakaseke District have extended best wishes to all Muslims on Eid al-Adha which is being celebrated today.

Kabuye who is currently in Canada to participate in the 1st Canada NRM Chapter Symposium which kicked-off on Friday at Niagara Falls says Ugandans particularly those in Kampala are celebrating this year’s Eid al-Adha in the midst of opportunities that would steer them into money economy.

“This year’s Eid Al-Adha has come at the peak of the launch of Parish Development Model, a deliberate government strategy that will steer millions of Ugandans into money economy. Let us embrace it as a country,” the Minister said in a message he sent to Plus News.

Kabuye called upon Muslims to renew their faith in God by accepting to follow the path of Prophet Ibrahim who accepted to sacrifice his only son, Ismail.

“Prophet Ibrahim was asked to sacrifice the dearest thing to him. In obedience, Ibrahim decided to sacrifice his own son. But before he could do that, Allah provided a goat for sacrifice instead. It is that act we should emulate to strengthen our relationship with Allah,” say Minister Kabuye.

“Your prayers and sacrifices will never go unanswered. On this Eid al-Adha, embrace Allah’s divine blessings with all that you have. Eid Mubarak,” he adds.

On her part, MP Najjuma said the time is an opportunity for Muslims across the country express the love to Allah by emulating prophet Ibrahim’s act.

“Eid al-Adha is the day for making sacrifices and showing Allah how much you adore Him. May He always provide you with the finest. Eid Mubarak,” she wrote on Twitter.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated with love, unity and brotherhood, they said, adding that the Muslim community should preserve their Ethiopian unity and brotherhood.

Eid al-Adha is the second and biggest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to Allah’s command.

The act of sacrifice is carried out following the Eid Prayers, which are performed in congregation at the nearest Mosque on the morning of Eid and consists of slaughtering an animal as a sacrifice to mark this occasion in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice for Allah.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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