Sheikh Luwemba Ibrahim Saad was born to a staunch family of Muslim Clerics.
He was born on March 5th, 1940, and died on July 14th, 1997. Sheikh Luwemba’s biological father was the late Sheikh Ibrahim Kulakweta Malunge. He was named after his Grand father the Late Sheikh Saad Luwemba who lived in Namutenda Namakoko then in the old Iganga District. They trace their lineage from Yahaya Sekyeru of then Bwetyaba in old Mpigi and was Mugema the Buganda Monkey clan head during the reign of Kabakas (Kings) Kiwewa and Nuhu Kalema.
Sheikh Luwemba received his early Islamic Instructions under the guidance of his father and grandfather. They later sent him to further his Islamic theological training under the tutorship of Sheikh Ali Bakari, the father of Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the current 2nd Deputy Mufti at Nahadha Islamic School in Bukakaire Namalemba.
Sheikh Luwemba went on to join Mahdi Aswiddiq Al – Islamia, an Islamic Theological Seminary that was founded by the late Sheikh Swaib Ssemakula at Katuumu Bulemeezi currently Luwero District.
Sheikh Luwemba successfully completed his training to become a Muslim clergy. Sheikh Luwemba went back to his home village and opened Madrassati Al Hidaya Al Islamia. The School became popular in the area and beyond. Sheikh Luwemba taught many children from as far as Sironko in the Bugisu sub-region. And at the same time, he was appointed as the County Sheikh for Nakabugo under the Uganda Muslim Community under the leadership of Prince Badru Kakungulu at Kibuli.
In 1970, Prince Kakungulu secured Scholarships from Libya for undergraduate Islamic Studies and Luwemba was one of the beneficiaries. Shortly, before his departure, Sheikh Luwemba divorced his three wives because he did not know how long the studies would take.
He stayed in Libya and completed his studies in 1979. On his return, Sheikh Luwembe joined Bugembe Islamic Institute in Jinja district and taught many students who were aspiring to become Muslim Clerics. He was appointed County Sheikh of Namutenda Namakoko later under Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC)
Source: Uganda Muslim Supreme Council