An Imam in Uganda has been suspended from his clerical work, after he unknowingly got married to a fellow man.
The Imam identified as Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District Uganda,was left devastated after discovering he got married to a fellow man in Islamic culture (Nikah), Daily Monitor reports.
The regional Kadhi, Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, said the Imam was under investigation over the “unfortunate” incident.
~How it happened~
A fortnight ago, Sheikh Mutumba unknowingly wedded a fellow man named femininely as Swabullah Nabukeera and spent two weeks with his new “wife” unaware of the latter’s true gender.
The truth came out later after police arrested ‘Nabukeera’ on theft allegations and during a body search by a female police officer before being taken to the cells, it was discovered that the suspect was actually a man. He revealed to police that his real name is Richard Tumushabe.
Mr Amisi Kibunga, the Kyampisi mosque bilal, said he saw Sheikh Mutumba’s ‘wife’ on two occasions at Juma prayers but said it was hard to discover that he was a man.
“He had a sweet soft voice and walked like a woman. She also always dressed in either gomesi or hijab,” Mr Kibunga explained.
“Four days after their wedding, the bridegroom came to me complaining that ‘her’ bride had refused to undress while they slept. Actually I was planning to go to their home to counsel ‘her’ when I heard that the bride had been arrested in connection with theft of a television set and clothes of their neighbour,” Mr Kibunga said.
Sheikh Mohammed Ssemambo, the chairperson of Namagabi Muslim County, expressed shock over the incident.
“I learnt about the incident. As a Muslim leader, he should have followed what the Koran says when one wants to get a spouse,” Sheikh Ssemambo said.
When Daily Monitor visited Sheikh Mutumba’s rented home, neighbours said they had not seen him in four days. Sources said he had been taken by a relative for counselling.
“He is too devastated by the incident and needs counselling,” a source said.
“The ‘bride’ did all the house chores such as cooking, washing clothes and others while the husband was away but it was not easy to know he was just masquerading as a woman,” Mr Henry Mukwaya, a neighbour said.
“He always wore gomesi or hijab and spoke like a woman but she kept indoors most of the time,” he added.
A Marriage Is Destroyed If The Wine The Bride’s Father Blessed During A Traditional Wedding Is Poured Away — Nigerian Writer
A Nigerian writer, Chinaza Ada Igbo has shared thoughts on the aftermath of pouring away the wine a father of a bride blesses during a traditional wedding in Igbo land.
According to Chinaza, the marriage is destroyed because the blessings the father of the bride spoke into the wine is also poured out. She stated that the “decrees” are not mere words, but a powerful declaration from a father whose daughter is entering a new home.
When you pour away the wine (Nkw?) your father in law (bride’s father) released heavy loads of blessings in for a peaceful and fruitful marriage between you and your wife, replacing it with juice or malt, what do you expect? Of course you destroyed the very marriage yourself that very day of your traditional marriage by pouring those decrees away, oh you think it’s a mere word, it was a powerful declaration from a father whose daughter is entering a new home, he gives the daughter and husband words of blessings from the depth of his heart, that is why you both ought to drink it happily to show that you accept those blessings! But no you’re afraid the wine may be poisoned, oh religious mindset, it has destroyed and still destroying homes!
Our ancestors are wise, in everything they do, there are reasons why it’s done so, but you won’t ask questions, because you’ve been made to believe that your culture is evil… The earlier you wake up to reality, the better for you…
Teta n?, saa anya g? ka ? h? ?z? (wake up, shine your eyes and see)
For those of us that knows xup, nd? na at? nz? with pride, t?wa n? nz? with no apology!
As? m na Nkw? taa ga akw?nye any? ihe ?ma o ji b?a, Iseee iseee iseee!!!
“Nothing Is Sweeter Than Having Two Or More Wives” — Ex-Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba
Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant on the platform of the APC, has stated that nothing is sweeter than having two or more wives, while declaring also that men who have only one wife are “missing a whole lot” and are “living a half life”.
He said this while reacting to a video of a man being amused by his wives.
“A man and his two wives,” the caption on the video reads.
A man and his two wives. pic.twitter.com/0vND2ewSEZ
— Haj. Halima Idris (@bachure) February 23, 2020
Adamu Garba reacted to the video, writing: “If your life is centred around one wife, my brother you are living a half life & missing a whole lot. Nothing is sweeter than having two or more wives I tell you. Dear Men, Man Up! Stoping chasing them through the corners, come forward & marry more than one & have your life back.”
Writer, Lola Shoneyin reacted to Garba’s tweet. She wrote: “Do you have to make an effort to be obtuse, or does it just come naturally?”
Adamu Garba, who has two wives, promotes polygamy when he gets the chance. Weeks ago, he trended when he said that it is better to have the title of a wife than to become a CBN governor.
Paying Less Than Your Tithe Is Deception To God — Adeboye
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has said that any Christian paying less than what he or she is supposed to pay as tithe is deception to God.
“Paying less than your tithe is deception to God; it would have been better if you didn’t pay tithe at all.” he said.
He said God could not be deceived.
The cleric added that telling “a lie to the marriage counsellor in your Church that you and your fiancee/fiance have not had any sexual relations before marriage is trying to deceive God. As an usher, changing the remittance figures is trying to deceive God.
“It is dangerous and thus, has grave consequences. Don’t do it. Is there any area where you have been trying to deceive God? Repent now.”
Adeboye, on his Instagram page said “It is impossible to deceive God because He knows all things, including the thoughts of your heart and the motives behind your actions. In Samuel 15:13-15 for example, King Saul told Samuel that he had already obeyed God’s commandments as regards the Amalekites.
“However, the latter heard the noise of animals. The King then lied that they were for sacrifice to God.
Why would anyone try to deceive God? In the first place, he should have asked himself if oxen sound differently for the Prophet to know which is from Amalek and which is not. He should have known that Samuel was acting based on divine knowledge. You can’t hide anything from God!
“Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit and never got a chance to repent (Acts 5:1-11). They would not have died if they had simply been honest about how much they sold the land for and how much they kept back. They were not forced to sell; they just wanted to deceive the Holy Spirit and they paid dearly for it. Do not attempt to deceive God.”
According to him, “Many years ago, when the Redeemed Christian Church of God was small, one man joined us and became very active almost immediately. In fact, we thought he was a blessing until God revealed his true identity. I was on a lengthy fast when he came to see me. There and then, God told me he was a spy, operating from the church so he would not be easily found.
“I confronted him and he tried to cover up. I told him he wouldn’t last beyond the next seven days. Within the week, God exposed him and he was picked by the then military government of Nigeria.”