Malawi Muslims celebrate birthday of Prophet Muhammad: Warned against using religion for politics

Paramount Chief Kawinga of Machinga District has warned Muslims in the country against using religious ceremonies as platforms of advancing their political agendas saying such practices are in contrast with Islamic beliefs.

Paramount Chief Kawinga

Paramount Kawinga made the warning on Friday, when he was guest of honour at Mpingwe Sports Club where thousands of Muslims gathered to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad during Ziyala prayers.

“Mixing politics and religion is not good because it is contrary to Islamic beliefs. Islam is a religion of peace and love.  Crucial social issues such as education should be encouraged in religious platforms,” he said.

He elaborated, “Muslims need to know that peace, love and education are of great importance and should be advanced in religious gathering than politics because they bring unity unlike politics which discriminates and promotes divisions.”

Kawinga said Muslims should emphasize on advancing peace and love among themselves and even to non-Muslims despite their differences.

The paramount chief said it was equally important for Islamic parents and leaders to encourage the youths to be attending madrassa as well as attending public schools.

“The youth need to have knowledge in all aspects of life. When they have religious knowledge they can’t indulge in criminal acts or immoral behavior.

“On the other hand, social education is vital as it helps remove ignorance among people. They are able to follow the rules of the world,” he said, adding that Prophet Muhammad encouraged people to be educated.

Representative for Altarigatil Qadria Sunni Association (AQSA) Uthman Bambani appealed to Muslims to respect government leaders, the elderly and the dead.

He however said plans are under way to ask the government to consider designating the day as a public holiday.

This year’s Ziyara Parade, which started in Kanjedza, was commemorated under the theme “Prophet Muhammad prophet of peace” and ended up at Mpingwe Sports Club where special prayers were held.

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Generation of vipers
Generation of vipers
4 years ago

Religion iyinso nde ayi, where are amwenye here!!!!!???? Msankho tho!!! Tembenukani mtima ndipo musiye njira za dziko, Jesus is coming soon

4 years ago

Where r u getting amwenye,this is about Islam brother

4 years ago

Really we need peace in this nation and abroad, I do not know why every child born from a muslim automatically becomes one of them .
Do these people have a choice of what they want believe in why is there no freedom of choice in this peaceful community!
What is the problem

Jesus is Lord
4 years ago

How old was Ayesha when the 54 year old Muhammad had sex with her? NINE. Muhammad was a child rapist!

4 years ago
Reply to  Jesus is Lord

Let’s live in harmony with others even when we differ in some aspects

Jesus is Lord
4 years ago
Reply to  Kamphere

But it’s a fact from the Quran and Hadith. There are so many sick things in there and yet 1.6 billion people blindly follow that satanic religion. Muhammad should be condemned as a paedophile who also dressed in women’s clothes, sucked on mens tongues, massacred people, caused his son to divorce his wife so he could have her… there is only one way to Heaven and that is by believing on Jesus Christ! Khulupirirani pa Yesu Khristu!

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