Chairperson for Macca Masijt, Chitenje Mthiramanja said Islam is a religion for all.
Mthiramanja was speaking this week when Muslims in the country were celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marked the end of the fasting day of Ramadan.
The day is declared in different parts of the world after sighting of the new moon and this year’s celebrations are under the theme “Islam is a religion for all”.
“As Moslems, this is the month we respect most because it is when we repent our sins to our Allah,” said Mthiramanja.
He added: “If you have a new cloth, this is the time we put it on. That new cloth shows that we are really happy that we have repented all our sins and that Allah has forgiven us.”
He advised people to listen to Sheikhs’ teachings.
“Now that we have prayed, people will celebrate by visiting and eating with their dear ones,” he said.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important Islamic festivals. People wear new clothes, decorate their homes and donate food to poor people and visit friends and family during the occasion.
Eid al-Fitr is a time of increased religious devotion, and some Muslims said they’re particularly distraught over discord among the faithful during holiday season.