Photo: A Muslim lady (in Hijab) doing what she knows best
One of the renowned sheikhs in Malawi, Sheikh Muhammad Uthman on Friday said he was very impressed with the function which Blantyre Muslim Youth Network organized saying it was just a reflection of what was happening before and appealed to his fellow leaders to give them a chance if they want to develop Islam in the Country.
Sheikh Uthman told Malawi Muslim Official Website after joint Eid Fitr celebrations at Chichiri Secondary School Hall where he was guest of honour and believes the Muslim Youth can play a big role if leaders give them a chance.
“You know these are youth so I am impressed [with this function] because is reflecting to what was happening before. To me is very important and as leaders we have to support them,” he said.
“They have got a very big role only that we as elders we don’t give them a chance. [But] if we give them a chance, they can play a very big role towards the development of Islam in the Country,” he added.
On asked in what way elders can give the youth a chance, Sheikh Uthman said:”We have to work with them together to advice them and to give them some support whether it is money or ideas because even if they have these organizations, they don’t have good ideas.”
On speaking on behalf of organizing chairman, Brother Ishmael Bwanali of Blantyre Muslim Youth Network said they organized the function as one part of the responsibilities they have as Muslim youth and called on all Islamic organizations to work together to uplift Islam in the Country.
“We have organized this gathering because we know that the future of Muslim community is in our hands. So I just appeal to all Islamic organizations who don’t participate in gatherings like this that let us unite and work together to uplift Islam in the Country. By doing that, I think we will see things in favour of us inshallah,” brother Bwanali told Malawi Muslim Official Website.
Brother Bwanali also said he was shocked with the crowd he saw at Chichiri saying that it was not what they expected as organizing officials.
“I didn’t expect this kind of gathering to come here. We expected only 500 youths and everybody was shocked to see the hall is full,” he concluded.
Among other organizations who attended the function are Firdaus Muslim Youth from Chirimba, Swabilina from Chemusa, Mudzayankha Nokha from Ndirande, Ryan from Soche and many others. Different Muslim artists and poets were also available.