“Say: Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, and my living and my dying are for God (alone), the Sustainer of all the worlds, in Whose Divinity none has a share. Thus I have been bidden-and I am foremost among those who surrender themselves unto Him” (vi. 162-163).
Ya Allah, we devote ourselves to you. This was our prayer the day we set off for Eid Aduha celebrations in Kiboga-Bulaga and Zana communities. In order to serve the two communities two groups were created one to serve Zana and another Kiboga. On Thursday the team set off to buy the cow to be slaughtered and distributed at Zana which was handed over to the Imam.
Before setting off for Kiboga-Bulaga we were granted permission to hold a feast by the local council chairman. We arrived in Kiboga at around 3:00pm bought the cow and other food items to be used the following day. On arrival at Masjid Taqwa we were greeted by the Imam and members of the community, preparations were underway so we immediately joined. Later we sorted clothing given to us by Shk. Muhammad Abduweli of Tawhiid Islamic centre. Distributed them to the community members and Imams from other communities who graced us with their presence on Eid.
On Eid Aduha day we had prayers led by one of our members Imam Sudais Kazibwe. Afterwards slaughtered the cow, raised the organization banners, greeted the locals and distributed the meat and other food items to the community. Also gave food items to members who could not make it to the masjid because of fear of covid 19 pandemic. Had the Eid feast with both Muslims and non-Muslims.
The reactions of the community members were overwhelming some said
“you have saved us, we had no food for Eid and you came to our rescue, thank you for always thinking and checking about us, thank you for even providing us food during Ramathan, we pray Allah grants you more out of your generous hearts”
We bid farewell and at 4:00 pm we were on our way back to kampala.