Pictorial: Hundreds Converge at Gaddafi Mosque for Eid Prayers

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Hundreds of Muslims today gathered at Gaddafi National Mosque at Old Kampala, to celebrate the climax of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and religious devotion.
 
Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda, congratulated Muslims for having finished the holy month of Ramadhan and urged them to maintain peace  and desist from intolerance and disunity.
 
Uganda Radio Network - URN attended the prayers and now brings you pictures from the National Mosque.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.

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Hundreds converged at the Gaddafi National Mosque in Old Kampala to celebrate Eid.
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It was all about prayer as Muslims marked the end of the holy month of Ramadhan.
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Muslim women converged in their prayer section to pray on Eid day at Gaddafi National Mosque.
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Despite the security threat in the country, there was free entrance at the Gaddafi National Mosque as Muslims observed Eid Celebrations.
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A gentleman carries his little boy on the shoulders after Eid Prayers.
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A mother carried all her children to pray on Eid day at the Gaddafi National Mosque.
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A lady humbles her self as Eid Al Fitr Prayers went on at the Gaddafi National Mosque.
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People walked hand in hand not to lose sight of their family members as hundreds gathered to pray on Eid day.
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The Women Prayer Section was filled up to capacity during Eid Al Fitr Prayers at the Gaddafi National Mosque.
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Hundreds lined up to enter the mosque to pray while others chose to pray from the mosque compound.
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A man smiles after attending Eid Al Fitr Prayers at the Gaddafi National Mosque, Old Kampala.
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A boy reaches out for his drink as Muslims gathered this morning to celebrate Eid.
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A family sits on the camel outside the Gaddafi National Mosque after Eid Prayers.
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A little boy standing as his parents prayed at the Gaddafi National Mosque.
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Youthful Muslim girls take a selfie after the Eid Prayers at Gaddafi National Mosque.
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Muslim Men pray from the Compound of Gaddafi National Mosque after the inside was filled up to capacity.
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A little girl in a black hijab looked as adults went on with Eid Prayers.
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Children with their guardians enjoy biscuits after the Eid Prayers.
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Several people carried their Prayer Mats and prayed from the Mosque Compound.
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Siblings dressed up in same Kitengi material for Eid Prayers.
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Hundreds attended the Eid Prayers at Gaddafi National Mosque.
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Some of the faithful with their prayer mats on Eid day.
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Two ladies covered up in their Muslim attire (hijab) carrying their shoes in polythen bags after the Eid Prayers.
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The numbers of Muslims that attended the Eid Prayers at Gaddafi National Mosque were overwhelming and some of the faithful chose to sit at the balcon of the mosque.
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Women Worship Allah during the Eid Prayers at the Gaddafi National Mosque.
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Traffic around Gaddafi National Mosque was paralyzed as hundred walked into and outside the Mosque gates.
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