Malawi Muslims explain Prophet Muhammad’s birthday changes

Muslim leaders in Malawi have explained that it was purely a coincidence that the birthday of Prophet Muhammad and Jesus Christ were just a day apart this year.

Great march in Blantyre to celebrate the prophet's birthday

Great march in Blantyre to celebrate the prophet’s birthday

Sheik explaining The Prophet’s birthday – known as Eid MIlad ul-Nabi – falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal.

Sheik explaining The Prophet’s birthday – known as Eid MIlad ul-Nabi – falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal.

Muslims gathered to celebrate ‘Milad un-Nabi’ – the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad

Muslims gathered to celebrate ‘Milad un-Nabi’ – the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad

The colourful event on Thursday afternoon saw all traffic brought to a halt, as the event took place.

The colourful event on Thursday afternoon saw all traffic brought to a halt, as the event took place.

Malawi Muslims celebrating their spiritual leader’s anniversary.

Malawi Muslims celebrating their spiritual leader’s anniversary.

Thousands of people lined the streets on Christmas Eve as the Muslim community celebrated the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

In Blantyre, over 70 thousands attended the Ziyara Parade organized by the Attariqatul Qadriya Sunni Association of Malawi (AQSA) on Thursday.

Speaking at the function, Sheikh Tariq Chmambi, Imaam for Kanjedza Mosque said the coincidence of the date is a reminder for peace and harmony between faiths.

He asked for unity and tolerance among people of different beliefs in the country in order to promote peace and development.

Sheikh Tariq also said described the event as very important to Islamic religion because in the process, they find solutions to some of the challenges that Islamic community is facing ion the country.

“ Apart from that we always give gifts to those people who have come to attend this event, we also celebrate by going to the rural areas where we give out special gifts to the needy like bicycles and sewing machines and chickens,” he said.

Similar parades also took place in the cities of  Mzuzu and Lilongwe as well as some other districts.

Parade Media Spokesperson Ridwan Omar also took time to clarify on why they celebrated the birth of Muhammad on 24th December, a day before Christians also celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

“It is just coincidence that this year we have conducted this celebration today on 24th December, others are saying we want to confuse people but it’s not true you know we clebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in accordance with their lunar calendar,” he explained.

The colourful event on Thursday afternoon saw all traffic brought to a halt, as the event took place.

The Prophet’s birthday – known as Eid MIlad ul-Nabi – falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal.

It changes every year because the Islamic calendar is lunar.

So this year there have been two Prophet’s Birthdays – on January 3 and Christmas Eve.

Last year there was only one, on January 14, while in 2016 it will fall on December 12.

In a similar way that Christians use Christmas as a way of learning and reflecting on Christ’s life, Muslims see the Eid Milad ul-Nabi as an important time to learn about and reflect on Mohammad’s life.

Mohammad’s birth was approximately in the year 570 (in the Gregorian Calendar).

His uncle raised him after both the boy’s parents died while he was very young and he began to preach around the age of 40 and he died from an illness in 632.

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Winston Msowoya
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They want to damage the Islamic image,Time will come says.What a fool? Islamic image is already damaged by Muslims themselves and don’t blame others.The international community has seen what Muslims have done to humanity,the massive killings of both Muslims and Christians alike all of them innocent.How would your image remain intact with all this carnage? The brutall beheadings of Western innocent Journalists by barbarian Muslim Jihadists in the name of your Allah,Your friends in evil,Boko Haram ( Haram means curse in Arabic) in Nigeria randomly kill innocent people including children and committing brutal rape on young girls they abdacted some… Read more »
Time Will COme
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READ PETER 4:8 Hey whats the problem if Muslims are cerebrating their rituals, in my observation I see that people are in need of civic education (such that they can’t impersonate others), okay, you say that Muslims are terorists what about those real terorists who colonized you, who are now changing your culture: do you know them? who are grabbing the lands of people somewhere there, who are now inaugurating new churches in your countries (Masonic, Satanic, co it), they are now manipulating you with popular things, Music, Movies, fictions …… and even zinthunzi zolawula, your hearts now have filled… Read more »
khalid Benjamin Kamtsokwe
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mufuna muxiyamba kudya mpunga from 24 mpaka 26 nkhombe 2much

Munyane
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don’t plant a seed of violence with your comments

Israel
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These Muslims are useless people and look what is happening in Iraq and Syria killing each other without mercy.They always brand Christians as infidels and always chant death to America.But my fellow Malawians do you know that the most people that use i phones made by Americans are Muslims and here are few products made by Christians and mostly used by Muslims AK 47 guns Computers Cars Bombs Mobile phones Designer sunglasses and clothes etc So if christians are infidels and dirty why do you touch and use their products?Why you like going and settle in Christians contries? Now busy… Read more »
Paston mwale
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I condem Muslims they are violent pls do not make Malawi and Islamic state . The Indian community we are watching you , just go back to India , do not capitalize on poor citizen. Fuck you all Asian of Indian origin .

mzungumbuli
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Does a birthday change? I salute Muhamad, he was a hero, he has managed to fool millions of people across the globe with his fake religion.

kps
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There s no comment here,how can you say those who are catigating? In fact you castigate yourself by confusing people with unspecified dates,this is laughable

Dusty
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Midyomba dyera akufuna azidya ma birthday awiri a Muhammad pa chaka.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

Pamajiga
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Za ziiiiii! Anthu okonda nkhondo inu. Kuteroku mukufuna kuyambana ndi Akhristu.

Shame on moslems

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