Malawi declares Eid holiday Monday: Saturday first day of Eid al-Fitr

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has announced they will hold  Eid al-Fitr celebrations on Saturday after sighting a new moon, ending the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observing the annual fast of Ramadan which is considered one of the five “pillars” of Islam.

President Mutharika poses with members of the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM)

President Mutharika poses with members of the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi

Some women of Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) that met President Mutharika

Some women of Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) that met President Mutharika

And President Peter Mutharika has declared  Monday as public holidays to celebrate Eid.

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development spokesperson Mulhabase Mughogho  said the holiday will be on Monday and that Friday is still a working day.

Another statement by Dorothy Banda, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, circulating on social media indicated the President has declared a long weekend holiday “to clear the mystery and confusion among Malawians.”

But Mughogho said the statement did not originate from the Ministry and should be disregarded.

For Muslims, the Eid al-Fitr celebration begins after the fasting month of Ramadan ends. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drinks and sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk, which is an exercise in self-restraint, intended to bring the faithful closer to God.

Eid al-Fitr starts when the new moon is spotted in the sky, making the Eid holiday different around the world.

In a related development, this week, Mutharika hosted officials from the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre and hailed the Muslim Community for complementing government’ effort towards the country’s development.

“My Government appreciates the role the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi plays in enhancing the country’s development and I strongly believe that the association will continue embracing the pillars of development that include hardworking, patriotism and integrity,” said President Mutharika.

General Secretary of the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi, Karim Osman pledged the association’s commitment towards assisting Government in developing the country

Meanwhile, Nyasa Times is wishing Muslim readers a blessed Eid Mubarak.

“We would like to wish all our Muslim readers and clients a blessed and peaceful Eid,.”

Eid Mubarak

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A neighbour
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Very touched and shocked.Poti Tate wakatangale mumalawi Muluzi anali mkhristu.Which morals are trying to school us?Chigololo chonse china cha midyomba,ufiti,kuba ndi zina zonyasa.Mukakhuta mpunga wa mbuzi osamatokota zopusa apa.Leave christians alone.There is no way you can convince christians to join your religion.School mukunenayo ya utelala or ya geni or bizimisi?Midyomba samalani..muzipatse ulemu.

Wozindikira
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Koma Shaka phuzo limenelo wasala nawo olo mwina unali uja you were holding a clock all night long waiting to pounce on defenceless food kumwa msuzi wonse wa mbuzi?School your alshabab and boko haram brothers who are mercilessly chopping off people’s head because of not following their religion.Have your ever heard christians beheading other people in the name of holy war?So stop using foul language for christians.Midyomba inayamba yasekapo zipi?Imachita kunena kuti ndi sambi.

gwepenya
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wawo mdyomba, koma tinene kuti mumasala nawo ndi makoment amenewa?

Very Touched and Shocked
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Very Touched and Shocked
Ngati kuli anthu omvetsa chisoni nde nda a khrisitu aku Malawi, mbuzi, mbuli zotha ntchito. These people think they are educated but alas, no wonder they run a government infested with sin, corruption, poor economic plans, poor development with so called educated Christians. Educated people who don’t know how to differentiate God from human. You have holidays when you remember your fellow Christian, John chilembwe who cut a throat of fellow human and you detest a holiday for someone who is peaceful. Sometimes I wonder when you say Muslims are not educated, which education? Education of the gays? Education of… Read more »
SHAKA
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@ UFULU
GALU IWE ,KODI ASILAMU AKULAKWILA CHIYANI APA ? THE ISSUE HERE IS NOT HAVING SEX THE WHOLE DAY UNLIKE M’MENE AKUPANGILA MAYI AKO , BUT IT IS ABOUT THEM FASTING DURING THE DAY AND ABSTENING FROM SEX DURING THE SAID PERIOD.
MAKABUDULA WONSE AMAYI AKO ANATA MA ELASTIC CHIFUKWA CHOBVULUBVULA KUYAMBILA M’MAWAMAWA MPAKA USIKU CHIFUKWA CHOSAPUMILA NDIKUSAWUPEDZA MTIMA.
TAONA TSOPANO WANDILANKHULITSA PAMBALI CHIFUKWA CHA PAKAMWA PAKO

SHAKA
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@ UFULU
GALU IWE ,KODI ASILAMU AKULAKWILA CHIYANI APA ? THE ISSUE HERE IS NOT HAVING SEX THE WHOLE DAY UNLIKE M’MENE AKUPANGILA MAYI AKO , BUT IT IS ABOUT THEM FASTING DURING THE DAY AND ABSTENING FROM SEX DURING THE SAID PERIOD.
MAKABUDULA WONSE AMAYI AKO ANATA MA ELASTIC CHIFUKWA CHOBVULUBVULA KUYAMBILA M’MAWAMAWA MPAKA USIKU CHIFUKWA CHOSAPUMILA NDIKUWUPEDZA MTIMA.
TAONA TSOPANO WANDILANKHULITSA PAMBALI CHIFUKWA CHA PAKAMWA PAKO

mangochi Kabwafu
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Zopusa basi. Holiday for what? Here in the UK no one knows about such event apart from Muslims of course. Moti ndawonera pompa. Lazy malawians, kumangokhalira kupemphetsa from rich and hard working nations. Shame.

Lapukenni nkhuku
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Iwe kalibu sana we are here talking of Malawi not some other countries.Mijomba yambiri sikonda.Imakonda u telala kwabasi wamkhonde ndi utelala.Mjomba kulipilira fees mwana amaona ngati kuluza koma ndalamayo kulibwino ayambire geni.Ndiye nzeru za mijombayo.

Lonjezo banda
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Iwe ndithe ndithe usanyoze a khristu.Mulungu wake wowuza anthu kuti azivala mabomba ndi kuphulitsa anthu osalakwa.Go and civilize your boko haram and alshabab bloodthirsty brothers before kunyoza.Dziwa Yesu pamene nthawi isanakuthere.Mijomba yambiri tikukumana matsiku ano tikukumana muma fellowship.

nise
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once upon a time african used to live in a peaceful civiliasation worship theyre black god, then arabs came to catch them and sell them to white people as slave. after the slave trade arabs came with trade and religion, they told the black africans that their black god isnt real god and they their language and dressing isnt goldy, and that only arabic fashion and language is acceptable by god, eat what arabs eat and stop eating your unholy food the whites did the same too its a shame to see many brainwashed people malawian generation of children grow… Read more »
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