Malawi Muslim set to celebrate Prophet Muhammed birthday: Ziyara parade Dec 24

Thousands of Muslims in Malawi will take to the streets on Thursday in what is expected to be a colourful parade in celebration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, known as Mawlid Nabawi.

Flashback: Muslims conducting Ziyalah Parade i

Flashback: Muslims conducting Ziyalah Parade i

The revelation was made by Sheikh Adam Amani Kang’ombe on Tuesday during a news conference which took place at Madrassa Noor in Limbe.

Sheikh Kang’ombe said the parade which will start at 8:30 am will commence from Kanjedza Mosque through Limbe to Standard Bank where women will proceed to Mpingwe Sports Club, while men will turn to the left all the way to Illovo roundabout before connecting to Mpingwe as well.

“We are expecting to receive more than 50,000 people who will take part during this parade,” said Sheik Kang’ombe.

In his message, Sheikh Kang’ombe appealed to all Muslims in the country to live in harmony and love one another, as they will be celebrating the birth of Muhammad.

Sheikh Kang’ombe asserted that throughout his life, Prophet Muhammad preached love and unity.

“My message to all Malawians is that lets forget the past and start the New Year 2016 with full of love towards one another,” he added.

The Sheikh also emphasized the need for different denominations to stop hatred, conflicts and violence against one another.

He therefore, extended a cordial invitation to Christians to be part of this annual event and also wished them all the best as they will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ the following day on 25th December.

According to Faizal Aboo, the executive director of the Al-Traq Qadeia Sunni Association, Muslims in the country want the government to declare Propeht Muhammad’s birthday a public holiday.

“Malawi, as a democratic country, needs to consider Muslims to celebrate this birthday while at home,” said Aboo

“Those working should be given a full day off for these celebrations,” he added.

Mawlid Nabawi is a national holiday in Muslim countries.

Government figures suggest that Muslims account for 12 percent of Malawi’s 14 million-strong population, while Muslims puts the number at 36 percent.

Islam is the second largest religion in the country after Christianity.

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Chawaka
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It’s too sad to read comments which clearly show they are from Moslems. The article has a lot of message of hope and unity even going to the extent of inviting other religions to join you. But I can’t understand how you claim Islam is a peaceful religion when all the comments are directly attacking Christians. Brethren what really moves in your mind about God? Why talk ill of Jesus Christ and Christians if you really believe in God? How does Jesus and His followers (Christians) come into your so called ziyala? I would not waste time to open the… Read more »
UNECA
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UNECA
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Anthu opanda ukhondo achrist munthu kupita kuchimbudzi osachapa pamalo pomwe patuluka manyi kukatsuka m’manja akatero kukagwira akuti book loyera ali ndi manyi, nkazi ali kumwezi akukagwira buku loyera ndeye ziti.

UNECA
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Akuti yesu ndi mulungu zoseketsa kwabasi kungokhala ngati sadakupatseni nzeru.

UNECA
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Achrist ndi anthu opusa mulungu sakumudziwa yesu akuti ndi mulumgu sikupusa kumeneku, mulungu angakhale m’mimba mwankazi miyezi 9 ndi kutuluka ku vargin ya mkazi mulungu wake wuti.

UNECA
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The 1 who was in the womb of her monther is not a servea u man god is aservia

UNECA
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Point of correction we use islam calandar 2 day is 12 rabil awwal.

Phonyokore
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asilamu vuto lanu ndi chani kod? mesa mumati ndinu okonda mtendere nde mukuina ngat izi zibweretsa mtendere pakat pa inu ndi ife? guys mwaganizapo bwanji pamenepa? ine nde mumandisokoneza kale ndi phokoso mumapanga m’mawa uja mawa bola zizakhale za pa nokha!!! jux make ur own calendar plz stop bothering us coz we dont bother u, wen u r celebrating d moon we celebrate wit u, kaya dzuwa we r ther fo u evn during ur fastings we fast wit u koma inu nde ndinu odzikonda! LEAVE US ALONE MUSLIMS! !!!!!!!!!!

Majungu
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They are nuisance everywhere,Piglets.

Tutuli
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The call for a national holiday for this day is a joke & lacks honesty on the part of MAM. To begin with Mohammed was born in April of 570 or 571AD. The Sunis recognized 12 April while the Shiite the 17th April. Secondly. this particular birthday is celebrated on different dates in different countries. ( have no idea why). If as a nation we have a public holiday those sect are er cling to adopt? In any case celebrating this day on 24th just a day before Christmas sounds unfitting for wont of a better word.

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