Malawi Muslims to reduce divorce rate with Qur’an

The Muslim community in Malawi has intensified efforts to use teachings from the Holy Quran in order to safeguard the sanctity of marriage and reduce soaring rates of divorce.

Sheikh Muhammad Uthuman, a marriage Counsellor at the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) told OnIslam.net that Islam considered marriage as the bedrock of faith.

“And in one of his hadiths, the Prophet (Muhammad peace be upon him) exalts marriage as one of the dictates for a believing Muslim,” Sheikh Uthuman told the publication.

He said the high divorce rate among married couples in the southern African country was disturbing and that Muslim community valued the sanctity of marriage basing on the teachings of the Holy Quran.

“It is on this premise that we intensify our teachings for a stable family. And these findings will reinvigorate us to intensify our efforts towards cementing marriages,” he said.

The process has proved very effective in promoting reconciliation and tolerance in families.

There have been recent media reports that the country was registering one of the highest divorce rates in Africa.

Gender-based violence has been singled out as one of the challenges fuelling divorce rates in the southern African nation.–APA

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36 thoughts on “Malawi Muslims to reduce divorce rate with Qur’an”

  1. Anthu opanda andewu asilamu

  2. Vwende says:

    I have learnt that more boys are born than girls. If this istrue, what makes ladies out number men in later life? Probably social life which men enjoy leads to many men dying in due course. Can we tackle the problems that bring about men dying many than women to achieve a balance btwn the two categories. If the number of women could be equal to men, would polygamy be necessary? I don’t think so unless one chooses not marry thereby creating unequal balance.

  3. Mtimawanyerere says:

    I have read what the highly respected Sh. Uthman presented on his mission to curb down divorce rate in the country through the use of Quanic teachings. I must admit that for a moment I felt very good about it because for some time a topic has been introduced on the public domain addressing social issues opposed to politics which occupy most of the space. Indeed the issue is worthy exploring before it can destroy our nation.
    I have also read all comments that have been posted so far and I’m supprised and disappointed at the same time to learn how ignorant people can be about Islam, especially when they like stereotyping the issue. I have noted that almost 85% of comments have nothing to do with the topic, but bringing out issue of stereotyping Islamic community.
    I just wanted people to know that Polygamy is not only practiced by Muslims alone, but we have people who practice it from cultural point of view, the like of H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, HRM King Mswati, of Swaziland, but also you have to understand that among Muslims, there are others who don’t practice polygamy i.e. Indians, but they are Muslims. So lets not generalise the issue. On the parallel note, lets not forget that there are other religions whose leadership claim that they don’t get married, but they slip with the flock and when pregnant, they encourage them to abort and others burry the newly born babies under the pulpert. So lets not judge each other, but allow Almighty Allah to be the only Judge.
    Please

  4. jamil khan says:

    martha fuck u okk dont tok shit about our prophet muhammed sallalahu alayhi wasallam peace be upon him jst stay quiet otherwise u will be in problem he is the greatest creation of mankind no one like him

  5. Tuyuni says:

    Congratulations ! You Guys, you even know to write English like this nowadays;all long we used to know you the best people in sawing maching not in education. Our country is developing now.

  6. moosa says:

    Slam asilamu ones Malawi

  7. pearson1 says:

    Asilamu kuzumza akazi. Mumawasiya inu wa Joni koma zaka zambirimbiri osabwera kudzaona ana ndi mkazi. Ife kuno ku Mangochi ndiye timangowachinda nayo basi mkumawathandiza.

  8. martha says:

    Muhammad never respected marriage. He allowed his men to rape married womem who were captured during wars. He slept with a number of such women himself. He even had numerous sex slaves despite the fact that he had eleven (11) wives

  9. nkunthamasese says:

    while reducing soaring rates of marriages thru the Quaran, is it true that it is the Quran that encourages the killing of innocent people? the alshabab, alkaida, isis, jihadists and many more Islamic organisations read the Quran and get inspired to kill as many people as possible inorder to entre into heaven.

  10. A Bratsha bugweli pamitala simungalichotse komaso ndicho chikhulupililo mamuna azidziwiika zimango uninyasa usudula akazi panthawi akufuna takozani tione mathelo ake

  11. Bwanakaka says:

    Unfortunately, most of our Muslim sisters pretend to be pious /God (Allah) fearing when still single. A ploy to trick serious Muslim brothers into marrying them.

    Sadly, a few months/years into marriage their true character is exposed. I.e. they literally neglect Islamic guidances on marriage and start to talk, behave and act strangely if not worse!
    Despite some brothers falling into this unfortunate characteristic, Sisters turn to dominate; or as it were.

    Muslim girls, please project your true-selves so as to attract your like minded characters.

    PARENTS: Lead by example! and un-apologetically occupy your positions in curbing this ‘often’ distructive tendency (divorce). Decisively Nip it in the bud! And do not back your married children on the wrong, but rather encourage them to faithfully stay in one marriage – unless Islamically commanded otherwise.

    Marriage is indeed one of the critical dictates of the Islamic faith.

    BOTTOM LINE: We can remarkably dent this soaring divorce rate amongst our youths, if we get back to the basics. Religiously Implementing the marrital teachings/guidances of the holy book Alqur’aan and Ahaadeeth. Period!

    1. Mirella K says:

      Bwanakaka ulemu wanu…braza ophinzira ngati inu ndi amene tikuwasowa masistafe haha

  12. Mauya says:

    While inculcating religious and gender equality teachings into the innocent Malawians let’s not forget our natural identity as Malawians cum creatures of the All-Loving Creator God.Because very often it is these religious and western teachings that bring divisions and divorce among people of the same family and tribe.

  13. chinsinsi says:

    nonsense there are so many beautiful non believing women who are not married because your religion does encourage marriage.

    1. Mirella K says:

      Chinsinsi, can you repost your comment once again once more repeatedly for the third time bcoz is not making any sense in all fairness…
      Apa kumawasiyira mafana oti amatha osangoti fwe fwe fwe za zii

  14. Biography says:

    They did not take Muluzi to task when he dumped Annie. They were in the forefront officiating Muuluzis unholy matrimony to miss dzimbix knowing he was all along cheating with her behind Annies back. Where were the verses then. It is cheating that leads to domestic violence. A spouse wwho has been betrayed is bitter and can hurt or cause havoc. Timanena chatsitsa dzaye kuti njofu ityoke mnyanga. Discourage polygamy as well.

  15. mbuya says:

    Shaaaa….Taraki! Taraki! Taraki…divorce in effect! As simple as that.

  16. Christian says:

    look who’s talking .you people lack knowledge do you think your women dont leave you because they love you?no they fear you because a woman to a Muslim is a slave.more over you marry many women isn’t that institutionalised adultery.so don’t preach about divorce you are far from giving advice first you change and believe in Jesus and you will have wisdom to preach true love

  17. Chenda says:

    The teaching focussing on not to divorce is good indeed. Muslims as well as christains should know that this is one way of reducing the HIV/AIDS problem that is prevailing in our country. Divorced wives with children meet a lot of problems ranging from lack of food, clothing and shelter and lastly suffering from diseases.It is important for every body to follow God’s will.

  18. Matukuta says:

    Mitala sipangitsa kuti mabanja azitha ayi,koma umphawi ndi kusakhulupilirana ndi kusakondana,what is good to be in four registered marriages,and stay faithful to them and to have one wife and another three girlfriends?

    1. bratusha says:

      And that’s what you believe then you can believe anything. So funny! If I may ask, what guarantee do you have that when one has two or more wives then he can’t go further for other women? Both polygamy and having one wife but with secret lovers should be condemned. They are all evil! The book of Corinthians tells us clearly that, ” Koma pazimene munalembazi kunali kwabwino munthu osamukhudza mkazi. Koma chifukwa chazilakolako za thupi munthu akhale naye mkazi m’modzi yekha ndi mkazinso mwamuna m’modzi yekha”

  19. opportunist says:

    Things are not adding up here.How are u going to balance up with polygamy being practiced

    1. mr soti says:

      ngati mitala siyofunikira bwanji azibusa anuwa akungokhalira kukuchindirani azikazi anu mma night prayers, mma kwayala unu chisembwere chili worse, amsembe kumangonamizana nawo pano ayamba kulanga azimayi sizinaoneke..Man don’t fool yourself Mitala is the solution to alot of problems, but you are still in dark..azingokuchindirani azikazi anuwa ma azibusa anu achinyengowa ..I RESPECT ISLAM.

  20. Bwitoto says:

    So you people did not use your book all along? Koma ndinu anthu opepela kwabasi. Mwazindikira liti zimenezi?

  21. Abiti Fwe Fwe Fwe says:

    unless people adopt the Shariah laws, doom will come very soon in this world. munayamba bwino za jando, azibambo asemedwa mu Mbayani mu osati zibwana. Good work! Pakatipa munayambanso kutentha akuba akagwidwa, thats part of shariah. Good move as well! Continue
    Posachedwapa tikufuna mitala ikhale lamulo. The undisputable fact remains females are more in #s than men. If we take one on one, without threesome, what will the remaining 3 women be doing? Using bananas? Nanu inu ma prophet, kunyoza mitala chonsecho muma prayer night ndi momwe mukusoka ti asungwana molapitsa. Eishhhh

    1. Biography says:

      They even cheat mitala uli mnyumba.

  22. sibo ndi dingase says:

    Good point my muslim neigbors. I adore u! Makamaka pa phwando lija lampunga. Mumandikhutitsa heavy. Soon I will join u. Ndatopa ndikukakamizana chopeleka, mpaka K10,000 za ambuye zomwezii. Eishhhh
    #proudAssembliesien#

  23. chipatso says:

    Apa zoika ma comments achipongwe amalawi muchepetse.tiyeni tipewe zinthu zimene zinga yambise chisokonezo pa society yathu.

  24. brutsha says:

    Please target Bakili Muluzi with this very important message . You see, he divorced Mayi a ku unit 6 ku Malingunde aja kenakonso Mayi Dzimbiri a ku Balaka aja. China chomwe mudziwe inu abale athu okondedwa a Chisilamu ndi choti mukapitiliza kumalimbikitsa mitala nkhani imeneyi simuyitha. Ndithudi palibe mkazi amene amasangalala kukhala pa mitala.

    1. ma rubbish says:

      Brutsha. I think u were born dull chifukwa palibe pa chulidwa za mitala munkhaniyi and later alone za muluzi.
      Bambo ako ali ndi zibwenzi and u don’t call that mitala. , fotseki. STICK TO THE STORY

      1. bratusha says:

        It’s people like you with low IQ who can’t see polygamy as one of the precursors to divorce. Hiding in the cocoon of false belief that polygamy is seamless. There is is a fallacy that when one has two or more official wives then he can’t go for other(more) women. This is NOT true and shall never be true.Polygamy and/ or having one wife but secret lovers are BOTH equally evil. The teaching should be one husband and one wife. Period! The book of Corinthians say, ” Koma pa zomwe munalembazi kunali kwabwino munthu asamukhudze mkazi. Koma chifukwa cha zilakolako za thupi munthu akhale naye mkazi m’modzi yekha ndi mkazinso mwamuna m’ modzi yekha”

        1. ma rubbish says:

          I stand to what i have said , kodi nkhani ya mitala yachulidwa kuti munkhaniyi ? U just want to divert from the real issues I may not be a moslem but will be quick to conclude that most of u guys who have commented on mitala might have been born from girl friends ( unofficially mitala )
          Azibambo unu akamanyenga kunja olo mahule azimayi any sadandaula ,koma akati atenge mkazi wachiwiri mwachilungamo azimayi a anthu ngati iwe kumanyanyala.SHAME. Once again stick to the subject of divorce in the story and not otherwise.

    2. Akulisinga says:

      ukunama m’bale wanga mitala yaonetsa kuti ndinjira yabwino potengera kuchuluka kwa azimayi osakwatiwa padziko pano. Muyang’anizane mwachilungamo zipembezo zomwe zimaletsa mitala, muona kuti pa membala 10 mwina mwache atatu ndiokhulupirika ku mabanja awo 7 onsewo amakhala ndi akazi anseri. kwa ine chisilamu chinali ndimaso mphenya pa nkhani yamitala chifukwa chinaloleza koma sichinakamize. Lero asilamu ndiomwe usali asilamu omwe ali pa mitala ndiomwe asali asilamu. Mufufuze mosatengera kuti chisilamucho mumachida.

      1. true says:

        Chiwerengero cha akazi ndicacikulu kuwrrengera Ana ndiokalamba omwa sangakwatiwe.God is a zGod of order.

    3. jupiter says:

      Mata kukamwa iweee……

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