By; Kirunda Biziwan
13th May 2021
Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr – one of the holiest occasions in the Islamic calendar – while coping with coronavirus restrictions.
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, declared Wednesday as the final day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and today Thursday as the start of the three-day holiday.
The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon.
Most countries have imposed new restrictions during the holiday to limit the spread of COVID-19 because on this Eid al-Fitr Muslims usually mark it with special prayers, while families exchange visits and share cookies filled with dates or nuts where such interaction could worsen the spread of Coronavirus.
In Uganda Sheik Shaban Ramathan Mubajje the Mufti of Uganda has congratulated the Muslims upon breaking the fast with a parental call to all Muslims to remain faithful and religious in life as they have been.
In his address at Old Kampala the seat of the Muslim faith in Uganda prayed for pardon for all those who were arrested during elections to be released since President Yoweri Museveni has even sworn in as president of Uganda for the next five years.
Mubajje hastened to add that the ongoing incursion in Gaza between the Israelis and Palestinians is highly condemned the killing of innocent civilians and people of God should stop.