Quoting today’s article in Muslims’ page of Uganda’s government newspaper, ‘New Vision’ on the importance of Shahadah, Imam Sula Kagoda of Bumana mosque Iganga district in eastern Uganda while addressing Muslims during Juma prayers said it is one of the pillars of Islam that is not known by some believers and it is usually never taken seriously.
In the newspaper, Uganda Muslim supreme council spokesman Sheikh Abdul Nsereko Mutumba said that Shahadah as a pillar is very important and it is supposed to be taken honestly.
‘You must have accepted Islam in order to say it. If you do otherwise, then you are not a Muslim.’ Nsereko Mutumba said.
Kagoda said that the pillar can be done continuously in one’s life. He added on that most Muslims believe that if a person says the Shahadah before dying, he goes straight to heaven.