New Muslim converts from Ndakwela village, Sub T/A Ndakwela in Chikhwawa district are appealing all well-wishers in the Country to provide them with a good Masjid and other learning materials.
Over 90 people converted to Islam last year after being pleased with the love and passion that Muslims are showing in the area regardless of their faith status-in particular Sheikh Bashir Hassan Goba who has been a Muslim role model in the village, that is according to one of the converts, group village headman Chapemba.
“What has really made me to become a Muslim is because of the behavior of some Muslims here in my Village. They are very loving and passionate indeed, that is why I decided to join them so that I should be one of the pious. I am very happy to be a Muslim now because in the previous we have been misled by these mysterious churches,” Chief Chapemba told malawimuslim.com.
However, reports indicate that the number is increasing everyday.
When Malawimuslim.com rushed to the venue last year, found that the converts had already built a temporary glass thatched Masjid, burned bricks and chiefs donated over 9 hectares of land to be used by all interested Islamic organizations in construction of Islamic Centre but it has found that nothing has been done since then.
“We are currently still using the glass thatched Masjid which was built by the converts themselves as a starter park. Some people have promised that they will help us but up to now, nothing has been done. So, we are appealing to all well-wishers to help us with the resources like Masjid, Quran and other Islamic literature,” said Sheikh Abdulhakim when Malawimuslim.com was trying to follow up the matter.
“Currently, we have over 200 converts and we are unable to accommodate them all because the Masjid is too small and they are lacking a lot of things,” he worried.
According to Abdulhakim, the Madrassa has currently been established and it is Sheikh Basheer Hassan Goba, the owner of Surgical Laboratory who is paying the Sheikh, the thing which he described as tough as he can not manage to do all things alone.
However, Sheikh Ahmed Chienda, Limbe Islamic Information Bureau Coordinator who also visited the area, said he was impressed with development saying it just shows that people are now able differentiate what is the truth and what is bogus.
“This is a welcome development and I am really happy to see this happening in this area because it is one of the areas which have been neglected by other Islamic organizations. And the first convert being Chief, I am really impressed,” said Chienda.
Chienda also asked other Muslims in Malawi and around the world to treat their neighbours with kindness, saying it is one of the measures, which Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) used to spread Islam in other countries.
“My appeal to all Muslims in the Country and all over the world is that let us treat our neighbours with love and passion despite them being Christians or Jews,” said the coordinator while giving an example of other countries like Indonesia where Islam was also spread by good behavior of some Muslims.