Malawians are struggling economically, as Muslims Ijitima debates challenges

Muslims leaders and scholars in Malawi have noted that the country’s citizens are wallowing in economic hardships and want a three-day annual national Ijitima conference to look at strategies of ending the suffering of people.

A renowned scholar and academic Dr. Imran Shareef Muhammad said the conference is “timely”, pointing that Malawians are “struggling socially and economically irrespective of their religious affiliations.”

Mohammed: Malawians are struggling

Mohammed: Malawians are struggling

He said Ijitima conference therefore, “should also suggest ways to respond to the current state of affairs in the country.”

Muhammad said as quoted by : “Against the current levels of suffering in the country, this conference should strive to provide hope, not only among Muslims, but to all struggling Malawians. It should offer solidarity to those in economic and social bondage. This is the right platform whose agenda should embrace various aspects of life.”

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

Muslims account for 36% of the country’s 16 million population. Islam was the first religion to be introduced to Malawi by Arab slave traders in the 1880s.

At the Ijitima conference, delegates will moot out strategies to address major challenges affecting the growth of Islam in the secular, but diverse southern African nation.

“This year’s conference will identify major challenges affecting Muslims and Islam in the country. These challenges will enable us to look for solutions,” Sheikh Cassim Chongolo, Secretary General of the country’s supreme Muslim body, UALAMA Council of Malawi told

“We would like to propagate our religion in an environment conducive enough for growth. This is a momentous occasion for Muslims in this country.”

The conference will also pool together Muslims leaders and scholars from neighbouring countries, according Sheikh Chongolo.

“There are numerous challenges which include socio-economic, which are weighing heavily on the on the propagation of Islam in this country. This conference will therefore identify solutions to address them.”

This conference, said Chingolo, will also provide a window for stocktaking how leaders have worked to fulfil their tasks.

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Nkhota kota as it is,,,,,
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Thank Mr P.Njovuyalema ,if we should have more intellectual people like you this page should be more interesting.Your story is true and is not biased Western are the cause of many problem we are facing today AIDS ,EBOLA wars in Muslim Countries Umphawi in Malaw etc the world order is here ,is only the muslim who are fighting for the peaceful world.people should know who is The Lockfellers and The Ruthfieds if you understands this two then you know the worlds. Thank you Mr Njovuyalema

Padambo Njobvuyalema
This is for MaiMai and others of his mentality. I mean, all pathetic ignorants! MaiMai, for sure you are not a Muslim. But also for sure you are not a Christian, but if you are a Christian then it is by accident because it is also for sure that you are an ignorant Christian. Within your ignorance please try to grasp this: 1. The wars you have mentioned in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Tunisia etc. have or had nothing to do with Islam. Check all available facts, you will learn that all these wars are started and sponsored by Western Countries… Read more »
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Look at Islamic countries and the comments you make against others what you have just done in your comment

Alinafe Hanakho

I did research, Muslims are more than 36% in this country, in fact they are close to 42% and this religion will grow fast in the next 20 years than any other religion in Malawi


mmmmm sha!

Mkuntha Mavenda

Muslims 36%? Thats immediate and present danger! Lets do something!


apa ndipomwe munthu amawonesera ichitsiru wake kuti xool zake ndi zomwe zija za Kamuzu, no economics,accounting etc at both primary and sec xool. mapeto ake umbuli mpaka kufa. mafunso onse mwafunsawa angowonetsa kuti ndinu ndani. palibe chomwe mukudziwa about world politics, religion and so on. when u c a british man you c everything. kupempha basi ndi kuba are the true colours of this country. kukunamizani kuyambira muli mwana mpake mudzikhulupilira zili zonse wanena nzungu. afunseni azungu wanu amakunamizani za muhamad mmipingo mwanumo if they know the economic status of arab countries.

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