Makerere university hosted the SISTER’S CONFERENCE, a fruitful event organized by Makerere University Muslim Students ‘Association(MUMSA), which aims at educating and empowering a Muslim girl child.
Attending the event helps females grow and broaden their minds with Islamic knowledge on several issues.
While interacting with ladies at Makerere University at the conference, under the theme “Be a Muslima the world wants,” hajat Aisha Mukwaya cautioned ladies of the 21st century to be mindful of hygiene.
The English dictionary describes hygiene as “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness ,”
According to hajat Aisha, Hygiene in islam is a broad concept as it begins with our mind for if you aren’t hygienic, you speak trash.
She referred to prophet’s teachings (PBUH) of Hygiene which started from the toilet, that is to say ensuring the toilet smells good with scents which keeps the environment free from bad spirits.
She emphasized reciting of dua while entering the toilet, “ALLAHUMA INI AUTHUBIKA MINAL-KUBUTH WALKABAITH” and moving out “GUFRANAKA”, which she said is also crucial unlike currently where many people are so forgetful to recite these dua, since various have toilets built inside their houses.
” Most of you don’t recite dua when entering the toilets, because it’s just next door after your bedroom, regardless this doesn’t erase the fact that bad spirits like toilets and that’s why people are suffering from a number of spiritual illnesses today. Please endeavour to recite dua when entering and leaving the toilet, if you don’t know at least say bismillah before anything and you are assured of allah’s guidance.” Added hajat Aisha.
Other concepts discussed included relationships where ladies were advised not to involve themselves in haram relationships if have no intentions for marriage, being a confident Muslim in hijab among others.