Ijtima poor turn out as Mutharika attends, bankrolls

This year’s Ijtima commemoration attracted little interest on Saturday as President Peter Mutharika attended at St Augustine 3 School ground in Mangochi.

President Mutharika greets his only Muslim minister Atupele Muluzi at the event

President Mutharika greets Muslim Associatiof Malawi chair Sheik Muhammed

Low turn out at Ijtima with President Mutharika in attendance

Few Muslims turned up to the annual gathering of Muslims where they share experiences on various developmental projects and challenges affecting their religion.

The low turn out, according to some Muslims who spoke to Nyasa Times, had come about because some people had received about K10 million fro President Mutharika to hurried organised the event and invite him as guest of honour.

“Some Sheiks were not happy that people had to get money to turn Ijtima into a political campaign platform,” said one Muslim sheik in Mangochi.

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) national chairperson Sheikh Idrissah Muhammad conceded that there was apathy to this year’s Ijtima.

But he declined to comment on receiving K10 million from the President. President Mutharika  appealed to Muslims to reflect on the place of faith in developing the individual person.

He said peace and development are pillars that define the values of Islam and urged moslem community to continue  impacting the country positively in line with these two aspects.

“I have time and again urged every faith group to develop in us the patriotic spirit of loving our country, individuals of high integrity and citizens with a culture of hardwork.

“State and Faith communities will remain partners in developing this country with a single purpose,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika said Malawi is committed to providing freedom of worship regardless of religious affiliations.

MAM chair Muhammed thanked the President for attending the commemoration.

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pitamuja
Guest

glory Be to God. Good muslims stays well with christians and vice versa. Satanists hiding under a name of Jesus rubbishes other peoples religions in order to incite violence for the sake of blood to feed their blood thirsty spiritual demons

Box 13 Bilila NU
Guest

Let us love them inspite of their blasphame against the living king Jesus; love those who hates u if they are hungry give them food;said Jesus.yet muhammad said :eye to an eye don’t smile to your enermies.
Now which one is the religion of peace according to these statements made by its Leaders? Be honest to yourself

kandapako
Guest

This is one of de well attended gathering but why dis year? Anthu amathawa kashulira. Never invite kashulira again next year ananu mutengereponso phunziro osamamgoyitana zirizonse, mzimenezotu.

mary
Guest

Hahahaha!

Binnwell Kachikopa
Guest

Just shows how ignorant Atupele is, he knows Muhamad, a lifeless and useless prophet, mpake APM kukapembedza zakufazi because he is spiritually dead too, he is a walking devil without any direction.

Musa GR
Guest

BINWEL YOU ARE FOOLISH STINKING ASSHOLE.
WAT DO UTHINK MUSLIMS WOULD DO WITH YOUR SILLY COMMENTS?

Musa
Guest

Comments like this always turns out chaos…
Stupid people are those who brings out tension among true christians and true muslims…I wonder what kind of idiot is you where ever you are and I dont know what your intention of this kak of yours…
No wonder you call Muslims terrorists…Comments like this you will never find a Muslim make peace with you…
How can you feel as Son when I come to your fathers house and pull his Dick?

ken
Guest

Is President Peter Muntharika a christian? Why not celebrating the birth of Jesus christ with his fellow members at C.C.A.P church?

C 10
Guest

EVEN MSOKHANO WA DAWA UTA KUKALA NDI ANTHU AMBIRI KUPOSA ZAUTSILU NGATI ZIMENEDZI
SHAME ON THE ORGANISERS

SUPUNI
Guest

NJALA BWANA
NJALA BWANA
NJALA BWANA
WANA WANU KUNO KUMIDZI
NJALA YALOWA ALIYENSE ASAKUNAMIZENI

God Bushiri
Guest

Why doing Ijtma at a Christians place St Augustine 3, when Moslems have many places of worship in Mang0chi than Christians. Through this year Ijitma Christ has demonstrated that Christianity represents peace as it would be impossible to conduct christian meeting at a an Islamic institution including mecca and Medina.

Merry Xmas

Amirul Haqq
Guest

Chakwera’s State of the Nation Impacted everyone. Even we Muslims have great wisdom of worldly affairs

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