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Eid celebrations: Muslims throng mosques for prayers

Gadaffi National Mosque

Muslims in Uganda Monday joined the rest of the world to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The festival marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Muslim faithful thronged different mosques across the country to commemorate the end of the 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting that Muslims observe throughout the month of Ramadan.

This year’s celebration comes after two years that were ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The past Eid celebrations were celebrated amidst the pandemic and strict observance of COVID-19 rules. ;

As Muslims celebrate their day, all one needs is a mask to access a mosque. At the beginning of the year, COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

Hundreds flock Gaddafi National Mosque

According to our reporter at the mosque, hundreds of Muslims flocked Gaddafi National Mosque to celebrate Eid.

The celebration was graced by Prime Minister Robbina Nabbanja who represented the government flanked by the minister of Kampala, Aisha Kabanda.

In her speech, she said the government had earmarked money to finance Muslim elections and also to spearhead reconciliation among different Muslim factions in the country.

She also noted that the government was ready to tackle the inflation problem in the country adding that “this coming financial year, Cabinet has resolved not to hike taxes having realised the prevailing commodity price increase has affected many businesses in the country.

Eid al-Fitr celebration at Kibuli (photos by Abbey Ramadan)

Hundreds of Muslims in Kampala gathered at Kibuli Mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Every inch in the mosque and outer courts was taken up by the faithful.

Eid celebrations in Jinja (photos by Jackie Nambogga)

Muslim faithful attend Eid al-Fitr celebrations at Kyamaggwa Health Centre III in Jinja City. The celebration prayers were led by Sheikh Muhammad Kivumbi.

The faithful turned up in huge numbers to commemorate the end of the 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.

Muslims in Mbarara City gathered at Abubaker Jamia Masjid Mosque located on Buremba-Kakoba road to mark Eid celebrations. (photos by Adolf Ayoreka)

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