Muslim families in the country are encouraged to send their children to Madrassa for them to acquaint themselves with Islamic knowledge including reciting the Holy Quran.
National leader of Muslims in the country Mufti Abbas said this on Sunday in Blantyre during the presentation of awards to those who participated in the National Holy Quran Recitation competition.
Mufti Abbas, who was the guest of the honor at the event which was aired live on Radio Islam said children are the breeding ground of the religion because it grows with them as they also grow.
Abbas also asked the sheikhs to be dedicated to work despite challenges they may face.
“For example I have been facing challenges in my work including being allocated unpleasant houses. But I endured all these because of love of my work as a sheikh. So I also asked you sheiks to endure the challenges you face in your daily duties,” he said.
At the event all those who participated in the competition received the awards ranging from cash, bicycles, cell phones and mattresses.
The organization that has funded the event the Al-Baraka Trust has pledged its continued funding.
National Coordinator for the organizing committee Sheikh Rad Kangomba said that next year’s completion will include translation of the Holy Quran saying “this will assist the students to understand what they are reciting.”