Stop preparing and consuming pork in public, especially at burials - Buikwe Muslims

The Muslim community in Buikwe is not happy with the practice of roasting and consuming pork at public gatherings within the district, they want it to end immediately.

Pork is once again causing a stir

The Kadhi Buikwe Muslim District, Sheikh Saddat Badhola, says that have noted with concern the growing practice, especially at burial ceremonies.

“There is a growing trend of people roasting pork in unauthorized areas in the community. These tend to strategically place themselves on the way where we pass as we access the functions, where we are invited,” he said.

Badhola appeals to the district leadership to enact a bylaw regulating the sale and consumption of pork in public.

“Human beings are created to socialize. Our friends invite us to their functions, however, on our way there, we find people with stalls roasting pork in the open near the function, which affects us. Most of the time you return home and send a message to your host apologizing why you did not honor their invitation,” said Edirisa Ntare, a concerned Muslim.

Imam Hassan Kiberu, one of the area Muslim leaders, says that pork vendors who supply big functions with pork inconvenience Muslim guests at such functions.

We are not calling for a ban on the consumption of pork. We only need a bylaw to help guide the different parties on where to sell pork and not to,” he said.

Jimmy Kanaabi, the chairperson of LCV Buikwe district, says that his council will discuss the matter and formulate a way forth.

Islam and some Christian groups like the Seventh-day church prohibit the consumption of pork, which is regarded as unclean according to their scriptures.

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