Attacks on Muslim converts ‘unacceptable’ says Muslim Association of Malawi: Rumphi chief hospitalised after assault for embracing Islam

Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM) has condemned the attack of Group Village Headman M’bodo of Rumphi for embracing Islam.

Chife M'bodo attacked for embracing Islam

Chife M’bodo attacked for embracing Islam

Press reports indicate the 89-year-old chief was attacked by one of this subjected for giving land to be used for the construction of a Mosque.

He is battling for his life in hospital and police spokesman for Rumphi Victor Khamisi confirmed the incident.

Spokesperson for MAM, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, strongly condemned the attack of the chief, saying victimising Muslim converts is “unacceptable.”

“There is need to tolerate each other as Malawi Constitution guarantees freedom of worships,” said Chabulika.

He no religion is superior to the other.

Sunday Times newspaper which reported about the attack of the chief also published an editorial comment condemning the incident in Rumphi.

It said religious conflicts elsewhere are highly emotive matter and can easily escalate into open warfare if not dealt with expeditiously.

The paper also faulted police to sit  “cross-legged” under the guise of conducting investigations, waiting for the victim to recuperate to interview him, saying it is a testimony that policing standards have fallen and crime has  found “fertile ground” on which it has thrived.

The paper declared ‘there is no place for religious bigotry’ in Malawi.

Meanwhile, Sheik Chabulika has encouraged the Muslims to continue the observance of the holy month of Ramadan, a period marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and good deeds.

Muslims believe Ramadan to be the month in which the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s Holy Book, were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more than 1 400 years ago.

The 30 days of fasting are expected to end on July 6 upon the sighting of the moon.

As one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting is obligatory for all healthy Muslims – a test of patience and endurance whilst refraining from eating and drinking from dawn till sun-set.

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21 thoughts on “Attacks on Muslim converts ‘unacceptable’ says Muslim Association of Malawi: Rumphi chief hospitalised after assault for embracing Islam”

  1. Masozi Mwenifumbo says:

    Hear you all, near and fear!

    A true Christian will not use violence (physical weapons) to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, BUT THE LOVE OF GOD, AND OTHER SPIRITUAL WEAPONS CLEARLY WRITTEN IN EPH 6:10FF, 2 COR 10:1FF, 1COR 12-14 etc. And a True Christian will not DEFEND CHRIST JESUS WITH PHYSICAL WEAPONS/SWORDS LIKE PETER DID DURING THE ARREST OF JESUS CHRIST IN MATTHEW 26.

    Remember how the Lord Jesus Christ strongly rebuked Peter strongly after his mistake of striking the servant of the High Priest with a SWORD, warning all us in Matthew 26:52b, “THOSE WHO TAKE THE SWORD SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD!!!!” Do you want peace with God? Then be at peace with all men, including your enemies. For the wrath of man does not work God’s righteousness at all!!!!

    BUT THE ETERNAL TRUTH REMAINS WITHOUT ANY CONTROVERSY, “THAT SALVATION IS ONLY IN FOUND IN ONE SAVIOUR AND MAN, THE MAN JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS THE ONLY WAY, THE ONLY TRUTH, AND THE ONLY LIFE, FOR NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER IN HEAVEN EXCEPT THROUGH HIM.” Knowing that Jesus has never lied at all and that He is the only man that has never sinned at all, living on earth here, and that He is the only Person that defeated the DEVIL/SIN/CURSES/DEATH/HELL and He is the one holding all the keys of life and death, after having died FOR ALL OF US ARE THROUGH OUR NATURAL FATHERS BORN NATURAL SINNERS {FOR ALL MEN BORN OF MEN (MALE/FEMALE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE) SINNED INCLUDING PROPHET MUHAMMAD)}!!!!

    Repent, therefore, all you men, and believe in the ONLY ONE TRUE GOSPEL OF SALVATION FROM THE KINGDOM OF SATAN INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD, for God has put a day when He will JUDGE THE WHOLE WORLD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (NOT ANYBODY)!!!! REPENT AND BE BORN AGAIN THROUGH CHRIST JESUS THEREFORE! IT IS ONLY THROUGH HIS SINLESS BLOOD THAT WE CAN ALL BE SAVED NOW AND IN THE FUTURE! AMEN!!!

  2. Winston Msowoya says:

    Violence breeds violence.Right now,there are thousands upon thousands Muslims crossing over to Christianity worldwide,they are ashamed and frustrated to be Muslims whose teachings are embroiled deeply in blood-letting amongst the world populations.The fact of the matter is that,Islam is a violent cult whose Prophet Mohamed,was an avowed criminal and womanizer that is why their cult is violent and truthfully,misguided appellation.Christianity does not solicit people to join their religious denominations,while Islam is using money to buy membership.What a pinch beck religion? Southern Africa is now a crucial target for Islamic religious incursion and as such,PETROL DOLLAR is a frontline weaponry towards recruitment of members,but it is a tall mountain to overcome,their dream of dominating Africa Islamically,is null and void .Since the creation of the earth,Rumphi and the North have never come to embrace the notorious Islam live alone being Muslims.It is also a boisterous prevaricate that Tumbukas emanated from Mozambique and we don’t have any relationship with one of the Mozambique’s clans and to be precise,we are going to withstand Islamic intrusion in Rumphi and of course,the whole of Nyikaland to the last drop of our blood money or no money.Imagine this month Muslims say is a HOLY MONTH,only to Wakeup on Sunday the 12th, with the news of wanton killings of 45 people and 50 others,gravely injured by a Muslim barbaric terrorist in the USA, Is this therefore,the religion to join or follow? My brothers and sisters,bear in mind that Rumphi and the rest of the North,were the boiling point of the Malawi’s transition to multi-party democracy which we are enjoying today.UNITED WE STAND,DIVIDED WE FALL and I wish our poor Chief all the best,we don’t sell peoples’ land to foreigners and be strongly advised that the North is a Christian dominated society.To hell with your murderous and divisive egregious cult.

  3. [email protected] says:

    please ensure you get back the land. Those moslems should not be allowed to build a mosque. please, please, please, prevent those moslems from building the mosque. We do not want Ashababu, Boko Haram in Rumphi. This chief is very stupid. Even if he was converted to Islam it was foolish of him to give land.

    1. Stevie says:

      You Malawians are foolish and jealous!
      You hang on to land that is not yours.. You don’t want anyone to own land but yourselves and you all are poor as dirt and can never do anything with any land anywhere on Earth!..
      As you travel around Malawi you see Mud Churches being built everywhere.. Why not a Mosque? That is prejudice and nasty as is typical of Malawians..
      Muslims have every right to build a Mosque just as Christians build their Mud Churches!.
      It’s high time this rotten culture change!…

  4. Mu Khristu Weniweni says:

    Akwapuleni, apheni and awumbuzeni agalu amenewa. asilamu ndi anthu opembeza satana. mosque imeneyo zayiwotcheni basi.

  5. makonyola says:

    The Chief ought to have been chased away from the village. These are money loving chiefs and not those with their own people’s welfare at heart. He deserves what he was given. You Moslems you have been masquerading in our villages especially in Rumphi giving out money to chiefs and village heads in an attempt to woe them into joining your Religion. Please know that any true religion can not be sold except one that comes from unbelievers. The land in question where the chief comes from does not practice sadaka or the so called amberechire religion. Such chiefs will only perish at hands of their own subjects ie for sheer love of money. Propagate Islam in your areas and not Tumbuka land. Whoever says Tumbukas came from Mozambique should consult fellow muslims who know better ablout the history of our country. In the ears of Tumbukas, Islam is no better that bullshit, killings, bombings, not heavenly, unclean, not from God, unholy, ignorance, slave trade, the art or science of washing private parts, sadaka, extremism, Boko Harum, Al shabub, Yao (Islam= Yao no matter how hard you can try to explain), etc. So do it in either Mangochi, or Zomba, or Machinga, or Balaka. You can attempt to continue but know for sure that all those aligning themselves with you from up there will be cleansed from the real sons and daughters of Rumphi.

  6. The eye and ear says:

    This incident is unfortunate. what makes is worse is that we Malawians for the past 30 years of Dr. Banda were fed with manipulated historical facts; when you read historical facts you learn that the people in Rumphi were moslems and Mlowoka Chikulamayembe was a Yao from across Mozambique.

    The traditional leader is just going back to his ancestors’s roots. The more we don’t research our history, the more we cant understand arising issues.

    1. Kanthu Ako says:

      Chikulamayembe did not come from Mozambique, and even if he did, Malawians had their own religions not Islam. Stop giving information that you know nothing about.

      Being Yao does not mean you are Muslim.

  7. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    . . . For being Christian, some may whisper in their skin, “Aachita bwino.”
    . . . For being Muslim, some may whisper, “We shall see, tingomaliza kaye fasting.”
    Yet, even the most basic of analyses shows no godliness in either of these statements.
    . . . If anyone doubts the Muslims’ whisper, hear this . . .
    Muslims are taught hence believe that if they face opression or injustice or any undesirable situtation, they must act; either with their hands (by force), or tongue (by speaking against it), or feet (do nothing and walk away). However, they are quickly reminded (before they even think of walking away) that doing nothing or walking away, signals weakness of faith.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………
    Now . . .
    . . . Anyone who claims to be godly or just wishes this country well, regardless of their religious afilliation; should feel compelled (deep in them) to condemn this act; realising that, “The most brutal and bloodiest wars in history have been fought in the name of religion.” – Richard Nixon
    . . . We are poor, yes; but should we be poor and “peaceless” also?
    …………………………………………………………………………………….
    Its a wonder how people exalt their religious grouping and downplay other people’s.
    . . . The Christians look at and call others, gentiles (non-believers); and claim that themselves (Christians) alone are to inherit paradise.
    . . . The Muslims look at others and call them Kaffir (non-believers); and claim that paradise awaits them (Muslims), alone.
    . . . But truth is, “God has no religion.” – Mahatma Ghandhi; but man has.
    Thats why we shall be condemned to hell or paradise; not by belonging to a certain religious grouping, but how we personally relate with God, beyond one’s religious taste.

    People need to desist from religious bigotry, at all cost.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  8. Racist McTumbukaFace says:

    The stupid chief was not beaten for converting to islam but for giving land to al-Shabab!

    The chief needs to be dethroned, who in their right mind would convert to a religion of murderous terrorists?

    1. Elias says:

      May God forgive you Mc TumbukalFace, for you know not what you are commenting on

    2. Vincent says:

      These stupid moslems kill their fellow moslems for embracing christianity. Nde akudandaula chani? Nonsense!!!!!

    3. ismael says:

      How i wish you (Mr. Tumbuka) had a chance to get the facts about Islam than making such daycare classes comment. i wonder how you as person can make such a fallacious point/argument. do you have evidence that we have al shabab here. in case you don’t know Islam, lets get engaged i will provide guidance on how you can understand Islam and wash away your unprecedented relentless accusations of Islam.

    4. Stouch muslim says:

      Islam will come into your house whether you like it or not. It will step into your veins bro

      1. Mu Khristu Weniweni says:

        why force a religion to someone iwe stouch muslim. kodi why dont you just focus on your pseudo religion anthu inu

  9. Khuvave says:

    Guli lina la zigaweka zolutsa zachikhristu ndiye zomwe zachita mtopola oopsawu kwa Mfumu yosalakwa. Atati abwenzere mulimba?

  10. Chimangeni says:

    Is the issue about converting to Islam or that of giving out land. It’s the land issue that’s highly emotive and no wonder it led to his beating.

  11. wozzxxxx says:

    ” no religion is superior to the other”……..May as well wish to have a spiritual reflection on your assertion.

  12. Prison Mhango says:

    Be careful with Moslems. They will only advocate freedom of worship for everyone when they are in minority. Just let them be in majority, they will persecute and kill people of other faiths.

    1. Nsanjelekani says:

      Quran

      Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…
      but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The verse prior to this (190) refers to “fighting for the cause of Allah those who fight you” leading some to believe that the entire passage refers to a defensive war in which Muslims are defending their homes and families. The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, however, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). Verse 190 thus means to fight those who offer resistance to Allah’s rule (ie. Muslim conquest). The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is disingenuous (the actual Arabic words for persecution – “idtihad” – and oppression – a variation of “z-l-m” – do not appear in the verse). The word used instead, “fitna”, can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. This is certainly what is meant in this context since the violence is explicitly commissioned “until religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.

      1. Unravel says:

        And what do you mean Nsanjelekani? This is an interesting passage. Please unravel it for those of us who are not familiar with it or its meaning.

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