Malawi mark ‘happy coincidence’ of Christmas Eve with the Muslim prophet Muhammad’s birthday

Christmas festive mood in Malawi on Thursday coincided with Ziyarah parade, commemorations and celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, on 24 December.

Malawi Muslims celebratibg the birth of Prophet Mohamed in Lilongwe.

Malawi Muslims celebratibg the birth of Prophet Mohamed in Lilongwe.

Mutharika with young muslims who came for the Christmas party at Sanjika Palace hotsed by the First Couple

Mutharika with young muslims who came for the Christmas party at Sanjika Palace hotsed by the First Couple

Christians and Muslims marked peacefully the “happy coincidence” of Christmas Eve with the Muslim prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

Save for Radio Islam and Joy radio, all radio stations and television activated Christmas festive mood by playing carols and other Christmas songs with interviews or plays on the birth of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe is the Son of God.

Muslims recognise Muhammad as a prophet and some Muslim countries, including Somalia have banned commemoration and celebration of Jesus.

In major cities of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre, there were thousands of people, most of them making last minute shoppings for Christmas, a special period for Christians who believe in life after death either in paradise or hell depending on one’s faith with Jesus Christ.

The Muslims however enjoyed the Ziyarah carnival in Blantyre and Lilongwe, parades that drew close to 60000 Muslims, according to the Muslim leadership in Malawi.

After the parades, the muslims listened to sermons mostly dwelling on the life of Prophet Mohammed, whom muslims regard as the last prophet sent by Allah to redeem people from their sins.

Most imams and sheikhs preached love.

They explained that Muslim celebration of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, Eid Milad ul-Nabi, more commonly known as Mawlid, has this year fallen on December 24.

“We know our Christian brothers and sisters will be celebrating Christmas and we send all good wishes to them for Christmas and the new year,” said Sheikh Adam Amani Kang’ombe.

He called on Muslims to use the opportunity of Prophet Muhammed’s birthday to reflect on his teachings and life of piety, prayer and service to God and humanity.

Shiek Kang’ombe urged adherents of the Islamic faith to rededicate themselves to upholding the injunctions of the Holy Quran in their personal life and in their relationship with others.

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A.F.
Guest

Is there any scriptural evidence for EITHER “birthday?!”

Malipeya
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GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME. HE IS BEHIND THE UNITY IN MALAWI. MANY COUNTRIES LACK THAT UNITY. SOMALIA AND BRUNIE ARE COUNTRIES THAT FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF CO-EXISTENCE.

State of the Nation address ya Peter
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State of the Nation address ya Peter
Interesting! especially going through some comments. How I loathe it, if some parts of Malawi had good socioeconomic indicators like that of the UK or USA. There could be deafening hogwash noise of bragging and pomposity like we see here. Anyani kusekana dzikundu! On this very page we had results by PAC on federalism. Some readers trashed the outcome as doctored. Some even demanded the article to have included methodological details such as the sample size, power, standard error etc for them to accept the results. Was it trying to sound statistical? But I hope that was the push of… Read more »
suspect zero37
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mmmmmmm?

State of the Nation address ya Peter
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State of the Nation address ya Peter

Waiting to see when Christians will have the same freedom to practice their religion in parts of the world they are in minority. Then I will consider Islam a religion of peace perhaps wanting to join it.

Ally Razack
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Proud Muslim living in the USA for the past 16 years. When you an educated person or more knowledgeable with other people’s religion, you mind your on own business. Stop looking like a fool in a public. Go in that corner and ask Allah or God for forgiveness. Now, some Muslims in Malawi do not know what they are doing. Stop this madness! Ziyarah Parade for our Prophet’s birth day. Why? Show me where such parade is written. Stop It! Who is this guy/Sheik Kang’ombe? Come on Nyasa! You should have contacted MAM Chair before writing this …….
Happy Holidays!

ganganfuno
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Yelemiya 52 : 31 simple

David
Guest

Anthu opanda mtendele aslamu.birthday ya Muhammad iyidziwa Chaka chino?? all these years analikutiko??.Amangofuna nkangano ndi a christu. Anthu Oipa

Victim of misery
Guest

Faizal aboo go home idiot malawi is for blacks do u want to bring al qaeda here? We dont want confusion here go home! I hate u motherfucker

Signs Of Times
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Please somebody google the history of Ziyara ! I rest my case!

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