Christian school, Muslim students  disagree on hijab use during classes

Muslims have painted off a sign post of an Anglican aided school in Balaka as tension between the school and Muslims escalate following the institution’s decision to disallow a Muslim gear, hijab, during classes.

Irate Muslims painted off
the name of an Anglican school in Balaka

Classes at M’manga primary and Community Day Secondary School in Balaka have been suspended for four days now following the disagreements.

Anglican faithful were on Tuesday forced to hold vigil at the residence of parish priest Reverend Mphatso Bango at the school following threats from some Muslims that they would burn the house.

Bango said the Anglican church will not allow the Muslim students put on hijab on campus.

“Our stand is very clear, no hijab at the school otherwise we will just turn it into a private institution,” said Bango.

But Abdul Faduweck, spokesperson for Hijab Task Force, an arm of the Muslim Association of Malawi said the Anglican church does not wholly own the school.

He said 60 per cent of the infrastructure was done by the communities around the school who are mostly Muslim, therefore, he said, they own the school.

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Gas Machine Head
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Gas Machine Head

Islam means War. Full of hypocrites like all those Pakistani traders who pray five times a day but failing and cheating on paying taxes and other duties to the govt through MRA. Too much corruption like Tayub of Transglobe who was involved in Maizegate, Zameer Karim and the Police food ration scandal, yet they claim to be so prayerful. Idiots and hypocrites. Will you allow my Pentecostal daughter attend Marriam Teachers College in Mangochi without a hijab? Will you? So what are you saying now you hypocrites? Absolute bonkers!

George
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George

I think it is important that all religious leaders must adhere to the requirements of an institution. It is very sickening to note that some religions in this case Islams must overrule the requirement of the institution to which they voluntarily availed themselves. If moslems think they want to have their hijab intact they are free to do that in their own institutions and nobody has forced them not to. To think that Malawi’s school discipline will be compromised because of their religion then they are wrong and uncalled for. They are free to build their schools and do their… Read more »

Matofutofu
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Matofutofu

Simple and straightforward, let Christian girls learning at Marriam Teacher’s Training College stop wearing the hijab then Muslims can argue that their students are being Ill treated at Mmanga school otherwise the argument of the Muslim students is not holding water here. Zisamakome mbali imodzi

Hara boy!!! Own chilumba citizen!!! Karonga!!!
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Hara boy!!! Own chilumba citizen!!! Karonga!!!

Introducing school uniforms was a solution to this idiot thinking by moslems. With this thinking, then everyone can wear his or her way based on beliefs. Then Rastas, Zionists, etc will be attending schools in there own dressings.

Anthu ozikonda ngati moslems aaaaaaaa palibenso. Mwaziwa liti kuti ana azivala zanuzo ku school????? Mesa you have your own schools, why not built more and accommodate all asilamu there. Nosense arguments

CRIMINAL MINDED
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CRIMINAL MINDED

ZION TRAIN IT’S COMING O N OUR WAY

Oliver Mtukudzi
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Oliver Mtukudzi

I am a Christian koma sivuto ana achisilamu kuvala hijab. Anglican kudzikonda bwanji? Chitani manyazi. Nanunso asilamu muzilola a khristu kuphunzila nsukulu zanu cz ndinu atsankho.

Thats Me
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Thats Me

Either ndinu munthu wabodza olo you are too ignorant. Ana achikhiristu akapita kumasukulu achisilamu amawapanga force kumavala zachisilamu komaso kumapanga attend mapemphero (if you may allow me to use that word) achisilamu. Munthu sumakhala Mfumu kuchikamwini,,,Just like ana amipingo ina amavera malamulo achisilamu akapita kuma xul awo iwoso azivera malamulo akwinako.

Loud aingara
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Loud aingara

In Islam the hijab is not an optional religious adornment to increase one’s spirituality. It is compulsory to all Muslim girls who have come of age. It is sinful for Muslim women or girls to go about without hijab in places where they will been seen by men other than their closest relatives. In religion we do not use logic, we follow dogma and when dealing with issues pertaining Islam a different logical yardstick must not be used. Everyone accepts that the Catholic the trinity and it is good for their consciousness Asking muslims to sin based on logical inferences… Read more »

Thats Me
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Thats Me

So is it not a sin in Islam to allow ana anu kumapita muma school amipingo yoti ili ndichiphunzitso chosiyana ndi chanu?

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

If the Mmanga Muslim community took 60 % of the school construction then Rev Mphatso Bango is just an idiot.Students in Hijaab will never turn their school into Islam.If he is not carefull he will be evicted from the Parish kkk.Kudzikonda kwanji kumeneko kkk???

cunn
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cunn

Ma muslims akanangomanga ma schools awo azipanga zofuna zowo opanga owasokoneza kusiyana ndikupita kuma christian schools ndikumakasinthako malamulo awo

m'malawi wabwino
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m'malawi wabwino

Thus true and the muslims need to build schools in area where there muslims are residing. So in this case the area is where the muslims reside and the Anglican church build the school there which is a good development. So should be say that community should demolish the school for them muslim community to build their own school. What was the primary agenda of building the school in an are where there a local muslim? I think it to ensure that the local community who are muslim to benefit. Not s!!!!!, then they should also understand the belief of… Read more »

Wabwino Atani
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Wabwino Atani

AZIPITA KU MADRAS

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

True. Let those muslim students go to madras. Those schools run by Christians are not suitable for them. After all the Quran teaches Muslims to “sort out” Christians. Hence, the threat of violence.

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