The growing number of Ugandans in America has led to the rise in the growth of their cultures and lifestyles in their respective communities.Latest reports coming in indicate that the Ugandan Muslim community in the USA is emulating other Ugandan groups that have been holding annual conventions by starting up their own convention.
The Uganda Muslim fraternity living in the United States under their umbrella body Uganda American Muslim Association (UAMA), have decided to organise the Muslim Convention 2022 which is slated for October, with the aim of fostering unity amongst Ugandan Muslims in America.
This time round, Ugandan Muslim youths in Boston, under the leadership of Sheikh Qudra Mbazira, will be the hosts of this year’s Muslim convention, which will run on the theme; ‘Re-invent and Re-energize’.According to the organisers, this year’s convention is aimed at discussing various challenges and top on the agenda is establishing a Central Prayer Center that will be the main mosque, which is aimed at eradicating the practice of conducting Juma prayers in Hotels, bars and Universities premises.
The need to get permanent praying places (mosques) like other religions which have their respective worship places will be the main issue on the agenda.The Muslim community wants to emulate the Ugandan Roman Catholics who have about three churches in Boston alone, Seventh Day Adventists who have two churches, Pentecostals who have countless churches spread throughout the United States, yet the Ugandan Muslim fraternity lacks mosques.
“Among the cardinal reasons to why Allah the exalt sent prophet Muhammad pbh was to fullfil morals, peace and decency.An early chapter 97 of the quran comments on the revelation given to the prophet. It speaks of descent of angels and of the holy spirit on the night of power when the revelation was sent down , ending with the verse “And peace it is, until the breaking of the dawn.”This verse identifies the night of power, and therefore the revelation itself, with peace . Among the great deeds prophet Muhammad pbh emphasized to his companions when he settled to the city of Madina was to create peace amongst them selves. And the most used salutations in islam is all about peace.