Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata passes on

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Sad news reaching our desk indicate that Sheikh Nuuhu Muzaata Batte has died. He passed on at the International Hospital Kampala (IHK) where he has been admitted for some time.

Muzaata has been the director of Dawa and spokesperson of the Kibuli Muslim faction.

He will be most remembered for his hard hitting comments on the social, economic and political affairs of the country.

Reactions:

“A short while ago, I learnt of the passing of yet another giant of the Islamic faith, Sheikh Muzaata. This is a heavy blow not only to our Muslim brothers and sisters, but the entire nation. Our thoughts, prayers and support go out to the family at this unbearable time.” Presidential Candidate and Leader of ANT, Gen Mugisha Muntu.

Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert (NUP):

What a sad day for me!
What a sad day for the Muslim fraternity!
What a sad day for our country!

I am still lost for words. It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that you are no longer in our midst, but that is life. From Allah (SWT) we come, and to Allah (SWT) we return.

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.

WHO IS SHEIKH NUHU MUZAATA?

Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, has been a Muslim Imam leader in Uganda, also head of Dawa in Uganda, a teacher of Arabic, Islamic philanthropist, marriage teacher and councilor.

It’s said that Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte was born in 1962 to the late Adam Muzaata in Bwaise, Lufula Zone close to Kimombasa area.

His father was Adam Muzaata, a sheikh, as well as an Islamic religious healer. He used the Holy Koran to treat the sick (edduwa), which other Muslims criticise, saying it’s evil.

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