His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Mubaje serves as a Co-Chair in African Council of Religious Lesders- Religions for Peace. He was born in Bungokho in Mbale district. He is well-grounded in Islamic affairs, thanks to the years spent in a Madras Islamic Primary School in Natete Kayunga district and Namatembe Islamic Institute in Namutumba. Mubajje later joined Bugembe Islamic Institute in Jinja, where he completed senior six in 1976 in Islamic studies. In 1977, he went to Riyad in Saudi Arabia for a Bachelor’s degree in Sharia (Islamic law). In 1981, he became the Imam of Madinah Mosque, Mbale and founded Mahdi Noor Islamic Institute.
Months later, he became the Mbale district khadi, while pursuing a post-graduate diploma in philosophy at Mbale Islamic University.
Mubajje later enrolled at Makerere University for a Master’s degree in religious studies. After graduation, he returned to the Mbale University as a lecturer in religious studies.