Malawi Muslim youth spread of Eid al-Adha festive cheer to Queens Hospital

Muslim Youth United, a philanthropy arm of Muslims in Malawi, on Monday donated 273kgs of meat to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre in celebration of Eid al-Adha to  spread some festive cheer to patients.

Muslim Youth United donate 273kgs of meat to Queens Hospital
Mtenje (centre) presenting the gift to Malizani and Chikoti

Eid al-Adha or festival of the sacrifice is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year.   It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.  The other festival is Eid Ul Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan.


The 273kgs represented 35 carcasses of goats and one cow and executive member Sheriff Mtenje said they decided to assist Queens this time around to celebrate the holiday with those that are ill at the hospital.

“We realised that we also have brothers and sisters who are admitted at the hospital and found it proper to celebrate the Festival of the Sacrifice with them.

“Islam teaches us to share whatever we have with those in need and when you do that Allah blesses you more,” Mtenje said.

He said the group sourced the meet from various companies and volunteers and plan to make regular visits to the hospital for more donation of this nature.

Mtenje said this after the group was appraised by the Queens’ kitchen’s Chief in Charge Flora Chikoti and nursing officer Charity Malizani that the hospital needs over 180kgs of meet for a single meal.

“We very much appreciate this donation as you know we cater for a huge number of patients here who need good nourishment for them to recover properly,” Malizani said.

On her part, Chikoti said they do not get regular donors as food stuffs as mostly target at assisting on medicine and its related medical equipment.

“But we have a major donor in the name of Petroda, who assist us with rice, high protein milk and cooking oil every Friday.

“We also have a donor who assist as with Likuni Phala through Rab Processors as a donor. Likuni Phala helps in giving food supplements to patients who are mostly failing to eat hard food,” Chikoti said.

Mtenje said next time they shall engage more volunteers to donate more goat and cow meats as well as other food stuffs such as eggs, milk and Likuni Phala.

He said the Muslim Youth United was formed in 2014 as WhatsApp group as one way of empower Muslim youths and later the idea to become a philanthropy group was born.

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2 years ago

Why meat only????? za msembe zija izi eti…….. and mbuzi only mmm

ana a izilaeli pofuna kupeleka msembe munthawi imene amayeletsa kachisi, panali mbuzi ndi nkhosa, nkhosa amaiotcha monga msembe koma mbuzi yomwe amaisemzetsa machimo awo onse amakaitaya kutali and it was called azaz… inali yotembeleledwa ndipo no one would allow you to eat it……… is this not the same thing???????? and it was once a year just like you guys do………

never mind ndakhuta ine……………

2 years ago

Shupudi iwe.
Bwanji iwe.
Why dont you go and distribute 5kg meat.
Stop your daft preaching.
Commend where it is required.

majumbo anyama
majumbo anyama
2 years ago

Nyama imeneyo agawana ma nurse.

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