Earlier this month, about 2,000 students of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) finished their studies. Most of them had their graduation party in that very week in different places across the country and most of us thought that the season for graduation parties is over.
But as the saying goes that “better late than never”, Aminah who was a student of Social Sciences from the female campus in Kabojja, decided to organise her graduation party over the weekend at one of the Gardens in Kyengera, Wakiso District.
Sunday 17th November was the day. Everything was set, guests were invited and everyone was eager to see Aminah celebrating after completing her studies among those was her own dad Mr Abdul a true Moslem and also an Imam within Kyengera.
At around 5 pm, Aminah reached the reception in a Toyota Harrier accompanied by her campus friends . She was dressed in a short pink dress which was open at the chest area together with her graduation gown smiling to the crowd and she was given a seat.
Speeches started from various individuals and the time for the dad to deliver his reached, he was given the microphone and he started in low voice.
“The chairman, Aminah’s lecturers, my brothers and sisters and friends, as-salaam-alaikum, I am sorry to say this and am sorry for what am going to do, I grew up in a family of well respected Moslems and I did the same to my children, I have been teaching them the Islamic dress code all along on how a lady should dress but to my surprise Aminah has decided to shame this family in front of people, how can you put on such a dress and what picture are you portraying to others? On this note therefore, I am ordering you to go back home and put on another dress if it’s not don’t come back.”
“If she doesn’t change the dress code, am cancelling this party, we have our own family and religious principals.” Amina’s father concluded.
Aminah was saved by a friend who offered her a long dress and a veil. She put it on and the party started again.