Malawi President Joyce Banda has wished Muslims well for the feast of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Banda, who returned from Mozambique on Sunday where she attended Southern African Development Community (Sadc) summit, extended warm wishes to Muslim communities on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.
President Banda said Malawians should join the Muslim community to celebrate this happy occasion by renewing national unity, strive to move the country with love and respect for one another.
She also pointed out that Eid ul Fitris the festival of charity
“This is also the time when underprivileged members of our society are shown Allah’s kindness through various charity works,” Banda said in a statement released by the State House press office.
Muluzi Eid greetings
Meanwhile, former President Bakili Muluzi on Saturday asked Malawians in the country to thank Allah for getting rid of “oppressive” Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government.
Muluzi said Malawians suffered a lot during late President Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration – eroding democracy which him and his colleagues fought for in 1993.
“Sometimes we need to learn to give a credit where it is due. Unlike in the past regime, things have now changed – no fuel queues, no more forex shortages and the relationship with our neighbours has improved. This is what we need thank Allah for because Malawians suffered a lot in the past regime,” Muluzi was quoted by Malawi Muslim official website.
He was speaking at Iftaar program organised by Islamic Concern which was held at Iqra Propagation Centre in Blantyre
Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) Chairman Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad in his Eid greetings to Muslim communities said:“Ramadan has been a time for us Muslims to share the happiness of coming together in intense devotion, reflection, and service.”
Malawi will observe a public Eid holiday on Monday. The religious holiday marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :