Media urged on positive reporting on Islam

Journalists in the country have been urged to write the truth about Islam religion to avoid misleading the masses.

The remarks were made by Sheikh Dinala Chabulika who is the National Coordinator for the Islamic Information Bureau when he hosted a one day workshop on Islam and the Media with non Muslim journalists, in Limbe.

Sheikh Chabulika said he decided to involve the journalists to enlighten them some issues to enable them disseminate the right information about Islam.

He also clarified a number of misconceptions against Islam like a place of a Muslim woman in the Islamic faith.

Chabulika: Enlightened reporters

“In Islam, women are the most respected human beings. A woman has the right to choose who to marry, the right to divorce, right to inherit. She has right in all different stages as a Mother, as a daughter as a sister and as a wife,” he said.

Chabulika noted that woman’s headscarves dressing has been used as a tool to insult Islam purporting that the religion dehumanizes women.

“Today a woman is been used as a tool for entertainment, for example how do men dress when going to any functions, compare that with the dressing of women, you will be surprised that men dress in suits while women half naked, is this Malawi culture?” Chabulika queried.

The workshop which attracted journalist from all media Houses around Blantyre is part of a series to be run by the Islamic Information Bureau in 2012 around the country.

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