Islam is ‘religion of peace’ no place for violence in Malawi — Jakhura

The chairperson of Limbe Muslim Jamaat Abdul Gaffar Jakhura has said the  peace and stability in the country could only be susta8ned by strictly adhering to Islamic ideology is ensuring peaceful campaign and voting process.

Politician Uladi Mussa and other Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with the Eid-ul-Fitr festival

During prayers at Mpingwe Sports Club in Limbe, Blantyre, to celebrate the end of Ramadan with the Eid-ul-Fitr festival on Friday, Jakhula said that Islam was the religion of peace and love which could be ensured in the country by strictly following the teaching of Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in a true spirit.

Jakhura prayed for a non-violent and impartial next year’s Tripartite Elections, “for the good of the nation.”

Said Jakhura: “Islam is a religion of peace and as we prepare for the forthcoming elections, as Muslims, we urge the leaders [political] and prospective voters to exercise peace throughout the electoral process.

“Co-existence must at all times prevail while we pray that everyone looks at the need for next year’s elections to be peaceful, fair and credible for the progress of our nation.”

He said Islam was the religion which could lead humanity towards lasting achievement of peace and harmony.

But a critic argue that Islam is not peaceful and truth is there for all to see.

“To claim that people who punish people by killing them for blaspheming Islam while shouting ‘Allah is greatest’ has ‘nothing to do with Islam’ is madness. Because the violence of the Islamists is, truthfully, only to do with Islam: the worst version of Islam, certainly, but Islam nonetheless,’’ wrote Douglas Murray in the Spectator magazine.

“Islam is not a peaceful religion. No religion is, but Islam is especially not. It is certainly not, as some ill-informed people say, solely a religion of war. There are many peaceful verses in the Quran which — luckily for us — most Muslims live by. But it is by no means only a religion of peace.

“I say this not because I hate Islam, nor do I have any special animus against Muslims, but simply because this is the verifiable truth based on the texts. Until we accept that we will never defeat the violence, we risk encouraging whole populations to take against all of Islam and abandon all those Muslims who are trying desperately to modernise, reform and de-literalise their faith. And — most importantly — we will give up our own traditions of free speech and historical inquiry and allow one religion to have an unbelievable advantage in the free marketplace of ideas,” he wrote.

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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

GWEMULA,it seems to me you are a frivolous person and I have no time for such people.If you wanted to know the name of Jesus in Hebrew,ask Hebrews themselves because Iam not a Hebrew.Have you been to school? Iam pretty sure the answer is NO!!! So shut your smelling mouth Iam not a rat eater like you guile.

Walira Mvula
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Walira Mvula

Islam means peace but it doesnt practise peace. The wars in Yemen and Syria are between Shia and Sunni moslems. They cut each other throats. The Afghastan and Pakistan Talibans are all Moslems. Now Al-Shabab is in Mozambique

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Let me see!

Boko Haram
Al-Qaeda
Jamaah-wa-Sunaaa
PLO
ISIS
Assad of Syria
Saddam Hussein
Ayatollah Khomein
Ansar-al-Sharia
7th Brigade
Taleban
Al-Shabab
………………

No, Islam is not a religion of peace.

Hassam Jussab
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Hassam Jussab

Letchworth you are sponsored by the white missionaries to defame Islam

CHIKABUDULA
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CHIKABUDULA

If I may ask, who is sponsoring you, dear HASSAM JUSSAB?

Letchworth
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Muhammad’s are war mongers. Islam it’s a worse religious in the world, eh beheading,bombing, stoning and many more

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

You fool,who told you that Islam is a religion of peace? If it was the religion of peace could Arab Muslims leave their own countries in millions to seek peace in Europe,USA and other peaceful States like Malawi where the so-called Vice-President S.Mia of the Malawi Confusionist Party (MCP) currently live with his wife? Since when the Arab countries have been peaceful? You wait,AL-Shabaab will be in your country when you dare voting for Chakwera and his financial master S.MIA.Some idiots write that Malawians must not fear Islam because it has no place for violence ( and what are they… Read more »

Gwemula
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Gwemula

Winston am waiting for my answer what’s the name of Jesus in Hebrew? ???

LEGO
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Let me help him to answer this one.The name JESUS is an Anglicized form Greek name YESOUS.In short JESUS in HEBREW BIBLE is YESHUA(JOSHUA).Ezra2:2 NEH 7:7.

Nyambi
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Nyambi

Bullshit comment from a worse war monger than the book haram,where is MCP fitting here?have you known mia today?are your Christian friends in your party peaceful at all?inutu ndiatsankho mutiyankhulitsa chi DPP paja ichi NDE chipani chotukwana.

LEGO
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Why you always have negative and unproductive points?The story is not about MIA here,its about how peaceful the muslims are.Are you telling me that they are no muslims in DPP?Shame on you!

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