The Muslim community convened for the Unity Week Conference at Al-Mustafa Islamic College in Kyengera. During this event, Dr. Rouhollah Dehghani, the principal of the College, emphasized the importance of common values that unify them.
“We should not focus on factors that divide our nation,” Dr. Rouhollah stated during the conference. “Instead, we should embrace the core values of love and forgiveness that unite people of all races.” Dr. Rouhollah also expressed his appreciation for the Ugandan government’s efforts to combat foreign cultural invasion through media and cyberspace, preserving the sanctity of family, culture, and religion. He encouraged individuals to uphold the principles for which the government has tirelessly fought.
Furthermore, Abdollah Abbasi, the Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, highlighted that the Islamic Unity Week commemorates the legacy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He emphasized that this week spreads the message of peace, empathy, and friendship among true followers of Prophet Mohammadi Islam (PBUH), demonstrating the unity of Muslims.
Dr. Wardah Rajab Gyagenda, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of academics at Kampala University, urged women to play an integral role in building strong families by respecting their husbands. She emphasized that women should love their husbands unconditionally and cultivate positive relationships with neighbors and friends, regardless of their backgrounds.
Muhammad Hassan Wazir, the Pakistani High Commissioner, encouraged Muslims to emulate the legacy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who exemplified love and kindness toward all people. He urged people to refrain from spreading negativity and unsolicited information to avoid harming society and offending Allah. Dr. Tamouh Moustafa, the Syrian Honorary Consul, noted that the holy prophet established brotherhood with various communities.
He emphasized that material gain should not lead to divisions and conflicts among believers when they share the same holy Quran, the same Kaaba, and the same Kibrah. Addressing a more somber note, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, the Secretary-General of Ahlulbayt World Assembly, called on Muslims to combat radicalism and extremism, which pose a threat to Islam and marginalize Muslims worldwide. He stressed the importance of promoting the peaceful nature of Islam and countering actions that undermine it.