Mufti Menk, Sh. Khalid Yassin to Grace 2011 Ijtmah

    Mufti Menk-To grace the occassion Photo: By FOSIS-Federation of Student Islamic Societies UK

    As the days draw closer towards this year’s Ijtmah, the organising committee says it has courted South African based Mufti Ishmael Musa Menk and USA based Sheikh Khalid Yasin to grace the annual event.

    Previously the event has been seeing Tanzanian sheikhs delivering their sermons, a thing, which the organising committee says it is time to have a variety.

    ‘’As the committee we have thought that this year’s event should be very different to the previous one by atleast bringing some prominent sheikhs from elsewhere.’’

    Asked whether the two have already confirmed their availability at the function, Vice Chairman of the organising committee Issah Kazembe said ‘’we have sent them our request and we are now waiting for their responses.’’

    The event is slated on October 28 and end on October 30.

    Mufti Menk is expected to visit Malawi, as Radio Islam will be commemorating its ten years of existence on October 22 2011. And reports suggest that the committee has taken advantage of this to coax Mufti Menk.

    Meanwhile it has been confirmed that Malawi’s grand mufti Abbas Qassim will be the guest of honour.

    This contradicts to earlier reports that indicated the country’s president Bingu wa Mutharika would be the guest of honour.

    Ijtmah is annual Islamic gathering that pools together Muslims from all corners of Malawi and across the borders aimed at spiritual upliftments and fostering development among the Muslim society.


    1. Mufti Menki and Sheikh Khalid Yassin are the scholars of great repute. It will be a great blessing to have them at the Ijtima. Their lectures are very powerful and motivational. I pray to the Almighty Allah that they should not turn down the invitations.

      Bravo the organizing committee for this brilliant decision.

    2. I have to congraturate the committee for the brilliant idea for inviting the two sheikh even though they have not responded the invitation.This is realy good and welcome.It is my prayer that they respond positively Ishaallah.

    3. They can extend an Invitation to Prof. Dr. Abu Amina Bilal Philips as well.

      All in all, wishing you successful Ijtma

    4. This is a very good initiative for the organising commitee.I believe the aim of this gathering is to share the experiences that muslims from different areas and places are going through and what Islam says and teaches us on how to go about such problems.So, if these are some of the aims then I believe it helps to have different guests from different parts of the world each year so that we they can also share their experiences with us.Hence my sincere gratitute to the organisers for this initiative. Because this will really be an experience of a life time.

    5. I applaud the organising committee for inviting the two eloquent sheiks.They will add value to the Ijtma.My prayer is that they should come, inshaallah

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