Malawi Muslims re-elect Sheikh Muhammad at chaotic polls

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has re-elected Sheikh Idrisa Muhammad from Makanjira in Mangochi to lead the association for the next five years after defeating scholar  Dr Imran Shareef with with a landslide 114 to 7 votes.

Sheikh Idruss celebrates re-election

Sheikh Idruss celebrates re-election

The elections were held at Comesa Hall in Blantyre but were chaotic as supporters of Muhammad and Shariff exchanged blows as they protested against delegates  that were allowed to vote.

But according to Sheikh Allie Kennedy said the elections were free and fair.

Sheikh Idrissa said the results of the elections reflect the voice of the Muslim community in Malawi as voters were drawn from all districts of the country and called for unity amongst Muslims in the country, saying Islam is a universal faith.

“Muslims in the country have spoken,” said Muhammed pledging to “ work with everyone.”

The MAM Chairperson advised the Muslim community to change their mindset on development by being patriotic and by having hard working spirit.

“Let us be united, we should not operate as politicians. Politics should not be in the mosque. I also want to ask you Journalists that if there is anything about Muslims in the country consult the MAM authorities for you to be objective in your reporting” advised Sheikh Idrissa.

Idrissa further said he will continue with the projects initiated under his leadership currently underway.

“I want to emphasize here that, I will continue with the projects; schools, hospitals, distribution of relief items with the aim of uplifting the lives of people in the country,” he added.

MAM Patron Sidik Mia, who funded the elections to the rune of K1 million , appealed to Muslims to unite, saying they should “burry the past and  work together.”

Positions of of treasure, vice treasurer and vice chairperson were taken by the aspirants unpposed.

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7 thoughts on “Malawi Muslims re-elect Sheikh Muhammad at chaotic polls”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    Nothing workable will emerge from Muslims apart from killings,violence,corruption and other evils.These people will never settle on peaceful solutions as this is part of their religious beliefs,you look at the Middle East situation it explains by itself and this is what they are trying to bring to Southern Africa.Sorry,it won’t happen the region is tightly CHRISTIAN forget about it you might as well go back to the Middle East and cross those rivers of blood of the innocent masses.

  2. islam condemns chaotic acts! so what happened there does not reflect the beautiful image of islam!

  3. biyoz says:

    What kind of development you want to continue ??? MAM is a big shame to muslims ….its failing even to pay salaries for teachers….50 grand for a sec school teacher ???? What a shame….this all leaders they just want to make money thats their goal not development so don’t fool us. Allah is watching you never forget that

  4. Bongololo says:

    Terrorists!!!

  5. mussa says:

    Ayi yadinuya

  6. One Islam says:

    VIVA SHEHE IDRISSA. SHAREEF IS A CONFUSIONIST. HE THINKS HE CAN USE MAM TO MAKE MONEY. HE IS BROKE LIKE A MOSQUE MOUSE AND CLAIMS TO BE OUR MUFT. WHO CHOSE YOY TO BE MUFT

  7. imam says:

    What a lose for Dr. Sharif. His greed has led him to this humilation. He is so jealous of Sheikh Muhammad Idriss. But Sheikh Idrissa is more intelligent than you. Please leave him alone. If you want to restore your lost name, you have no choice but to work with Sheikh Idrissa. Dont be jealous of him.

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