Radio Islam has indefinitely stopped airing members of Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM)’s new ijtmah committee due to misunderstandings.
Last week, MAM elected a new committee to be responsible for organising this year’s ijtmah and the list of the new members was sent to Radio Islam to be aired.
However, few days down the line another grouping led by Mussa Chimbede and Omar Ndeketa (both former MAM’s employees) also went there with names of another committee they set, thrashing MAM’s committee in the process saying it was illegal.
The grouping claims that Ijtmah committee is supposed to be independent as such theirs is legal, as it comprises of members of different Islamic organisations hence the reason for thrashing MAM’s new Ijtmah committee.
However, in light of the events the management of Radio Islam decided to indefinitely stop airing announcements from both camps.
“We did not want to create confusion to our listeners. They should sit down to negotiate and agree on the matter otherwise we are not going to air both announcements,” Yusuf Chinyada, Head of Programs at the station told Malawi Muslims Official Website on Friday.