Organisers calls for restraint in Ziyara parade: ‘Not demo but marking  birth of prophet Muhammad’

The Atwarikatul Qadria Sunni Muslim Association  (AQSA), organisers of Ziyara  parade in Blantyre  an Islamic annual gathering marking the birth of prophet Muhammad – May Peace Be Upon Him –  has called for restraint among people expected to attend this year’s Ziyara parade .

Ziyara parade

Briefing journalists in Blantyre  ahead of the main event scheduled for this Sunday November 10, Muhammad Abu, Media Coordinator for the parade warned  people wanting to attend the event that it is not a demonstration of any sort and hence he  advised them  to refrain from causing  havoc.

He said they have deployed over 70 police officers who are expected to provide security during the day but he said he doesn’t expect them to fire tear gas as this is a celebration.

Abu also  advised political party leaders that would join the celebrations which is expected to attract over 60,000 people  in Blantyre alone to advise their followers to maintain order.

He  further advised people attending  the event to bring extra  water so they can avoid dehydration as the country is still  experiencing hot temperatures .

“We are hopeful that this year’s Ziyara parade shall go on smoothly. Of course the country is still in a hostile political atmosphere and we are also experiencing hot temperatures at the moment but we are optimistic that  this won’t affect our celebrations”, said Abu.

Prior to ziyara parade, AQSA embarked on charitable activities in fulfilment of Prophet Muhamad’s teachings with the grouping expected to donate to patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital on Surtady 9th November.

Over one million Muslims across the country are expected to participate in this year’s ziyara parade in  the country’s major cities of Blantyre,Mzuzu and Lilongwe which marks the birth of prophet Muhammad which   falls on the third month of Muslim lunar  calendar.

However, government is yet to declare the day a public holiday despite several calls from the Muslim community.

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3 years ago

Over 1 million muslims to participate this year ” s ziyara parade? Over my dead body!
Not all muslims in Malawi celebrate this so called ziyara. Actually this thing of walking in streets is done by confunists using haram money like interests. Most of the organisers of this fuction are either gamblers or crooks and to make it worse none of them have Islamic knowledge.
They also take advantage of parading poor local MALAWIANS in the streets whilst their families are sleeping .

3 years ago
Reply to  AFFAN

On top of that’s its innovation

Imran Abubakar
3 years ago
Reply to  AFFAN

Masha Allah

3 years ago

Holiday my foot.

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