Muslim Association of Malawi has asked Malawians fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan to take this years fasting as the ‘refresher workshop’.
Speaking to Malawi Muslims Website, the association’s vice secretary general Allie Twanje said that this is the time to increase the level of imaan (faith).
“On top of stopping to eat and drink during day light, we should also observe that this is the time to stop immoral acts that does not please Allah. We should be refraining from all bad activities if we are to maximize the benefits of fasting in the month of Ramadhan,” said Twanje.
He further asked the Muslim community to exercise the spirit of sharing.
“I would like to urge all well to do Muslims to realize that inside their wealth there is also a portion for the poor. Therefore it is this time that we should be sharing a lot so that Allah the almighty should reward us abundantly on the day of judgement,” he said.
“There are people who are living without enough food out there for iftar (breaking the fast), we should share the little that we have so that other Muslims in the villages should benefit. We (Muslim Association of Malawi) are ready to help in the course of distribution. During this time we assist in the distribution of food items to the Muslims of Malawi,” he said.
Twanje also asked sheikhs to preach on topics that will raise people’s imaan.
“I am appealing to all the sheikhs who will be going to different masjids and radios to preach, to be preaching about how best we can do to raise our imaan. By the end of this Ramadhan Muslims should be like a newly born baby; who is always born free from sins,” he said.
Muslims in the country and the world at large started fasting in the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The fasting is observed in the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.