Speaking to the media during the distribution process at their offices in Kampala yesterday, Kibuli-based Deputy Supreme Mufti Sheikh Mahmood Kibaate said Zakah is compulsory for all Muslims, and not only for the rich and urged more Muslims to join the cause.
“In this financial year 2018/2019 we collected Shs1, 203,222,094 billion. 87% of the total collections have been distributed. 13% went to operations. We request those who need help to apply early,” he said.
“This year, we have managed to offer 300 scholarships scholarship at Metropolitan International University and the Islamic University in Uganda and the majority were girls,” he said.
“These days, people have been taken up by politics and this is not good because it has affected several government-aided projects aimed at fighting poverty across the country,” he said.
Ambassador Kisuule said the campaign, which takes place every year, aims to help vulnerable Muslims living below the poverty line.