1. External Preaching:
On Friday 14th February 2020, the delegation of Bilal visited one of its centers in Lwamata of Kiboga district to cross check on the working environment there. While at Lwamata, in masjid Salman Farsi, Sheikh Abdul Majid led the Jumah prayers and then the Chief Missionary gave a sermon about the major differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims, he quoted some proofs using the Sunni books. After Jumah prayers, the Bilal Sheikh was called to discuss on the progress of the students studying at the Madressah. The delegation made inquiries about the progress of the masjid and the Muslims of the place. Adults are also taking interest and studying Islamic principles at the center. The children at all centers attend Islamic studies twice sometimes thrice a week. Saturday and Sunday are the strict days for the children to learn religion.
On Friday 21st February 2020, the Bilal delegation visited another center in Kyamkwanzi district [Imam Ali center]. At this center also Sheikh Abdul Majid led the Jumah prayers followed by the Chief Missionary’s lecture on the importance of prayers, wudhoo, Muslim unity and Muslim responsibilities.
2.Bilal madressas in Rural areas:
In all our centers, the children attend Islamic studies twice or thrice a week. The classes are normally mixed up with boys and girls. The teachers maintain regular contact with the head office on the matters pertaining the Madressahs. When the delegation visits such Madressah, the students are called upon randomly to be tested on theoretical and practical teachings.
3.Dua Kumayl and Tawassul on Tuesday and Thursday are continuous.
The organization of Bilal Uganda provides food to the participants of these weekly Duas.
4.Wiladat and Shahadat Programs
During this month of February, the Wiladat of Lady Fatimah Al Zahra (AS) and Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) were celebrated while the Shahadat of Imam Ali Al Naqi (AS) was commemorated.
A’MAAL LAILATUL RAGA’IB
On first Thursday of Rajab, we conducted the amaal of Lailatul Ragaib at Martin road centre in Kampala where a big number of Muslims attended.
This month the Organization published the book “Islamic Laws“ by Ayatollah Sistani. The book was set in English language for the first time in Uganda. The book is very vital as it would help both the learners and teachers.
The organization members donated a bicycle to Kyankwanzi centre and distributed meat, rice and clothes at Lwamata centre.
The Library at the headquarters is open from Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. The Sheikh at the library is available for question and answer, any other discussions and also leads daily prayers.
The Bilal Muslim organization think tankers have proposed and would like to start visiting the sick in hospitals, visit the prisons, etc to seize the chance and platform for further propagation of Islam, Insha’Allah.
Report prepared by:
Syed Husain Abbas Abidi