By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, a Muslim Imam leader, head of Dawa in Uganda and a teacher of Arabic, Islamic philanthropist, has on Friday evening, November 4 died, Kawempe legislator Hajji Latif Ssebagala Sengendo announced.
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According to family sources, Muzaata has been confirmed dead after spending weeks at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) where he had been admitted.
“Innalilahi wainailayhi Rajoun?
Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata has died, May Allah strengthen us, this is a very difficult time,” Latif Ssebagala, Parliamentary Imam said in a Facebook post.
Who Is Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte?
Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte was born in the 1950s, to the late Adam Muzaata in Bwaise, Lufula Zone close to Kimombasa area.
His father was Adam Muzaata, a sheikh, as well as an Islamic religious healer. He used the Holy Koran to treat the sick (edduwa), which other Muslims criticise, saying it’s evil.
It’s said, the late Kamadi Muzaata, Sheikh Muzaata’s grandfather originated from Tanzania. He migrated to Uganda in the early 1800 and settled in Buganda region, during Ssekabaka Suna II, who was the Kabaka of Buganda between 1830 until 1856.
Muzaata’s father Adam Muzaata died in 1990 and was buried in Kazo, a Kampala suburb next to Bwaise. Later on, Muzaata and other family members would then decide to transfer their father’s remains to Kigogwa, along Bombo road.
A source close to the Muzaata family disclosed that Muzaata also said that Kamadi Muzaata was a native doctor. He locally treated many people including one of Kabaka Ssuuna’s wives named Muganzirwazza. Muganzirwazza was the mother of Ssekabaka Mwanga II. But later on, Kamadi Muzaata shifted to Mbale where Nuhu Muzaata’s father was born.
But after some time, Mugazirwazza decided to offer Kamadi Muzaata a piece of land in Bwaise, such that her native doctor stays near her, and in case of any health need, he can attend to her quickly.
It’s said Kamadi Muzaata accepted the request and shifted to Bwaise, where he stayed until he breathed his last. His son Adam Muzaata turned his successor, and then in the 1950s, he produced Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte.RIP.