Muslim Association of Malawi jostles govt to intervene on hijab gear

Officials from the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) are accusing the government of passiveness as school management as Anglican run school in Balaka continue to send back girls who put on hijab, a Muslim women gear.

The Muslim community has condemned some school authorities who allegedly prohibit female Muslim faith learners from putting on a hijab—a gear covering the head and the neck worn by Muslim women and girls in public places.

Mmanga schools opened a week ago after it closed for three weeks over disagreements between the school administrators and Muslims over hijab wearing during classes.

Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, spokesperson of MAM said although the schools are open, Muslim girls are not allowed to put on hijab during classes.

“The ministry of Education should not keep quiet over these issues. Our girls are being denied a right to education,” said Chabulika.

The government issued a statement telling school management not to send back learners and students because of dress code.

However, the Catholic church has defied the order, arguing education laws in the country do not allow hijabs as part of dress code.

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Kholowa
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Kholowa

Every 100 metres mzikiti inayi osapanga makalasi bwanji kuti anawa azikaphunzila, mizikitiyi kuti ikhale every 200 metres? Catholic school azivala zitenje kumutu zoona? Mwapenga eti? Ndalama kumasungako zachitukuko osamangothela sadaka! Kale lonseli samavala nsalu lero lokhalokha latani? Kenako munena kuti azivala mathilauza!

Ulemu Banda
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Ulemu Banda

This is a difficult conversation. Clearly you can’t mix Christian views and Islamic views on this issue.
The best solution is to have Moslems go to Islamic schools or purely government schools if wearing a Hijab is permitted. I don’t think the Catholics would allow that and it is within their rights to dictate dress code. I am sure the same would apply if a catholic girl refused to wear a Hijab in an Islamic school.

Da Rookie who keeps it real
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controversy over dressing? well, in my opinion I think the gear is OK though am not a Muslim. Just allow them to put the hijab on. If it’s a school that has it’s own uniform then they should comply and dress as every student is supposed to. However, a ban on that gear would be too harsh.

neba
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neba

HIJABILISING is one of a belief in the muslem community then why do you want to invade the belief of others. sheik should come back to his senses. you either build your own or you practice that in government schools.

maranditi Mpasha
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maranditi Mpasha

When in Rome do what Romans do.. Fullstop..
If we start this… there will be chaos all over.. Rastas must come in dreadlocks,? Some christian faithfulls wear hessians as their religious beliefs …trust me .. chaos will ensue..whats the use of a uniform for schools then?
This is a very simple isuue.. do what Romans do when in Rome…

Muhammads wife number 76
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Muhammads wife number 76

Chabulika mangani zanu sukulu zikuoneka kuti kumvana kuvuta kupita chitsogolo musayiwalenso kumanga Chanu chipatala eeh mpaka patient ku Sento nnamuona ali mu mpango ati nde chani chipulumutso ndi zintchito ndi mu mtima osati za hijab

Anti quota
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Anti quota

Anthu awa asatinyase…they dont like peace at all,go and build your on schools or muzikaphunzila ku mecca mumapita kuja,our schools our values…musatinyase even tima school tanu tochepato ndani amakusowesani nato mtendere

Pitala
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Pitala

Christians own over half the schools in this country. Do you really think Government would risk all those schools becoming real private schools and leaving over 5 million kids stranded? Build your own

Ephraim bulla
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Ephraim bulla

Kodi asilamuwa saangamange.school zao azivala mmene akufunilamo, ku school zao ana achikhrisitu saangawalole kuvala dressing code Ina, asatitopese angomanga school zao zambili zachisilamu Kuti ana ao azipita kumeneko

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Muslims please why are you forcing others to do what you want? Why not your children are not doing what their teachers and or school want? Mtima wandeu uwu! Tikhalire zimenezi basi? Kodi school imeneyo ilibe Uniform? Mukhala ngati zovalazo ndizobadwa nazo bwanji?