Muslim Association of Malawi says not against alcohol business

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has said it is not against the selling of beer in eastern Mangochi District.

Muslims  say not against liquor business in Mangochi

Speaking during a news conference on Monday, MAM chairperson for Mnagohc, Sheik Fahadi Kamsuli, said people in the district are concerned with the manner the businesses is being conducted.

“Beer business has always been there even before us [Muslims], but we need the people to sell the beer at one location not just everywhere as it comprises the discipline in the community,” he said.

Kamsuli said some liquor shops mix beer with grocieries which may also affect those who do not take alcohol.

He asked Mangochi Town Council to relocate the beer sellers to one area.

“Lack of hygiene in most drinking places has forced us to ask the council to relocate them and we will not stop unti, they have been removed,” said Kamsuli.

In his remarks, Bishop Peter Likagwa of Pentecostal Church, who is also chairperson of Interfaith Committee in Mangochi, expressed concern on the way beer is sold in some shops.

“You find bottle stores everywhere. In the morning our kids pick the bottles on their way to school and drink the remaining beer,” he said.

He, however, ad vised youn people to refrain from violence whenever there is a misunderstanding.

MAM in collaboration with the Interfaith Committee in Mangohc briefed the media followun the pelting of bars with stones on Friday after the Muslims had finished their Friday prayers.

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Mangochi Christian
2 years ago

We allow Muslims to build their mosque everywhere and waking us with their AZAN early in the morning and we never complained. They call Mangochi “Mecca.” I wouldn’t be surprised if ISIS and Alqueda have bases in Mangochi. These Muslims must be reminded that Malawi is a Circular Country, and it has more than 80% Christian population. Just imagine if there were 20% of Christians in Malawi what could have happened. I want to tell these Muslims who call Mangochi “Mecca” that I don’t want to see a Mosque in Nkhatabay. Take that shit of yours back to Mangochi. We… Read more »

che nnungu
2 years ago

So the moslems should have demostrated this in all districts and not only Mangochi. Its not good to take a single district as a religious stronghold. The moslems should also know that for Mangochi economy to thrive very well it depends on visitors and tourism respectively, and believe me or not, tourism and beer go together, including festivals which invite many foreign artists. The way the video went viral that friday shows this attack was planned from Mosques which is very absurd. It didnt need breaking bottlestores and bringing down the Castel poaster. Ifeyo ku Mangochiko nde mowa tizimwelako asati… Read more »

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
2 years ago

These hypocrites willingly visit Shoprite, Foodlovers, Spur and Peoples where pork and beer are sold, but they have no problem with that. Wait a minute, is it because the said businesses are run by fellow indigenous Malawians? Yakula ndi nsanje tsopano.

Nyondo
2 years ago

Nde kutenga lamulo mmanja mwanu koma musamale nazo

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Odana ndi mowa mulungu adzamukantha ine ndikasangalala nde kut ndamwapo mowa .osadana ndi opanga bwanji mulipile mowa wa eni.

Mswahili mambo
Mswahili mambo
2 years ago

Pitani kwanu ku Iraq muzikapanga zopusazo agalu inu ovala mikhanjo ndikutentheku

Jigidi Jaba
Jigidi Jaba
2 years ago
Reply to  Mswahili mambo

Inu osamapita kwanu ku Italy, German, USA …. Ndi umbuli wanuwo kuteroko mumawona ngati ChiKhristu chinayambira kuMalawi. Zipembedzo zonse, kupatulako “zamakolo”, ndi zobwera Man. Dzukani kunja kunawacha uku! Ino sinthawi yowonetsa umbuli pagulu. Chigamulo mukuperekacho inunso chikukukhudzani. Tikatengeranso chipembedzo choyambilira kulowa mMalawi muno ndiye ndi chiSlamucho mukuthamangitsacho. Mukawerenge history yadziko lanu Man. Ngati simungakwanitse kutero mukamufunse Dr. David Livingstone ndi anzake kumanda komwe ali akakuwuzani “waizi”. Ndiye ngati ili yothamangitsa anzanuwo kuti a zipita ku Iraq chilungamo chake akuuzani kuti ma “late comers” nu ndi amene mukuyenera kutero. Tamangokhalani mudzikoli “without tribal or religious based hatred” podikilira tsiku lanu lakufa… Read more »

Idriss
Idriss
2 years ago
Reply to  Mswahili mambo

It’s in our blood to fight any kind of oppression including psychological one like selling alcohol chisawawa without the so-called regulations in the name of freedom. Remember we are the same people who fought for our right to live freely and continue with our own education system when your forefathers anasankha kunamizidwa with the whites . If u want to know more go back to history and don’t forget to ask Captain Maguire about what happened to him and sir Harry Johnston as well before he named Chigawe(Mangochi) as Fort Johnston.

Ray
Ray
2 years ago
Reply to  Idriss

Mowa oyipa koma ku swila ai

National CEO
National CEO
2 years ago
Reply to  Idriss

Idriss, Islam never fought for freedom. Slave traders in Malawi were muslims. The whites assisted in stoping this ilegal trade. I support what Jigid Jaba has written. Let’s live peacefuly as Malawians not basing on tribe or religion.Above all I salute you muslims, Beer must be sold at specific places.

Dolo
Dolo
2 years ago

the arguments though…

Cadate
Cadate
2 years ago

Sindinamvepo kalikonse apapa

Jaffary
Jaffary
2 years ago

The bar owners should switch off the loud music played for 15 to minutes during prayer times .

I am sure , the Friday congregation must have got excited for the loud speaker music played during Friday prayers.

Jijo
Jijo
2 years ago
Reply to  Jaffary

Kodi anthu muli mkati kupemphela bwinobwino chimene mumaikilaso ma speaker ena kunja kwa anthu Oti sizitikhudza komaso sitimvetsetsa ndi chani????

Stanley phiri
Stanley phiri
2 years ago
Reply to  Jaffary

And they should also send each other SMS to Larry them of prayer time nafe zimatinyansa kumangokuwa tikugona.

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