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UMSC-Iran MoU Chokes Ssemambo As Shia, Sunni Talks Take Shape


Sheikh Abdallah Ssemambo the Deputy mufti of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has come out after a month to distance himself from the media reports saying that he signed an MOU with the Iranians.

She Ssemambo said that he on May 24, welcomed a delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran led by Hon. Seyed Mahdi Khamushi, the Minister in charge of Awqaf (endowment) and Charities, who paid a courtesy call to the Office of the Mufti at the Headquarters in Old Kampala.

“Unfortunately, His Eminence, the Mufti Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje was away on official duties. 

I formally received the delegation. During our interaction, we discussed a wide range of issues touching on social transformation programs in communities,” he said 

To his dismay, Ssemambo said in a press statement that the media misrepresented what he called some aspects of the discussion, “to the point of indicating that UMSC had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” 

In this purported MoU, Ssemambo says the media highlighted the issue of Shia and Sunni theological differences was also analyzed which is false. 

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“This serves to inform the Muslim community and general public that the meeting was purely a courtesy call and no MOU was signed to that effect,” he said adding.

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