Muslims advised to perform Taraweeh (night) prayers at home

Moslems pray

The Muslim community in Uganda has been urged to conduct Taraweeh (night) prayers at home during the holy month of Ramadhan, reveals the deputy Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Ali Wasswa.

Ramadhan begins tomorrow Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Speaking to the press, Sheikh Wasswa said that this reached at during the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) meeting adding that this should be done because government is yet to respond to the Moslems’ request of lifting curfew during Ramadhan.

“UMSC wish to inform the general public that the government did not grant the permission to lift curfew as was requested. Therefore, all night prayers (Taraweeh) shall not be conducted in mosques. So, Muslims are encouraged to organise Taraweeh prayers at their respective homes,” he advised.

Sheikh Ali Wasswa the second deputy mufti said since the moon was not sighted yesterday (Sunday), Ramadhan automatically begins tomorrow (Tuesday).

Muslims were urged to strictly observe all the standard operating procedures including coming to the mosque with ablution, carrying a praying mat, wearing face masks, observing social distance, sanitizing and avoiding touching surfaces among others.

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