National Islamic Ijtmah Organisation says this year’s Ijtmah will be held on October 8th 2010 at Old Airport in Mangochi District.
Organisation’s vice chairperson Sheikh Muhammad Idrisah confirmed this to Radio Islam during contemporary issues program which was monitored by Malawi Muslim Official Website on Wednesday.
“We would like to announce that this year’s National Islamic gathering will take place on October 8th 2010 at Old Airport in Mangochi district,” said Sheikh Idrisah.
When asked what people should expect from this year’s gathering, Sheikh Idrisah said:
“People should expect a lot from this event because there are so many new developments. There will be no worries of toilets as over 40 pit latrines are to be dug,” assured the vice chairperson.
According to Sheikh Issah this type of gathering was started about 40 years ago by Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) before their Organisation took over in 2007.
“We started organizing the event in 2007 after we took over from Malawi Muslim Association. We did this due to other problems that were there when they used to be both men and women and our first Ijtmah was in 2008 which was held in Liwonde, Machinga district,” he said.
In this year’s Ijtmah, Muslim Women are not allowed to attend due to Sharia law, according to the vice chairperson.