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