Sheikh Yusuf Muhammad Kanyamula has been laid to rest.
The 73-year-old who is best known for being influential daee after translating different books including Holy Quran into Chichewa language, passed away at his residence in Liwonde, Machinga on Monday and his funeral took place Tuesday at his home village Kwera T/A Malomo in Ntchisi district.
The Sheikh- who reverted to Islam in 1985, died of heart attack and his funeral service was attended by friends and family including prominent sheikhs and politicians.
Muslim Association of Malawi ( MAM ) National Chairman Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad led the delegation of the dignitaries that attended the function.
In his remarks the chairman said he was very saddened with the sudden death of his predecessor Sheikh Kanyamula.
“He is an exceptional man. The Muslim community has lost an important person. We will miss him so much and I just ask Allah to give him janatu fil daus,” he said.
Conspicuously missing at the funeral are his very close friends of Asian origin.
With the public holiday, people expected some of his friends of Asian origin to come and pay last respect to the gone father, unfortunately no one showed up.
Sheikh Kanyamula is survived by 5 children and 23 grandchildren.
Allah takes the good ones Wallah,
May Allah grant our good Shaikh Aljannat firdous
as for our Asian brothers, that’s being racist and un Islamic…
After all is said and done, and unless it was requested by himself (the Late Sheikh Kanyamula) or his children, laying to rest the prominent Sheik at his village in Malomo Ntchisi, was probably not a good idea.
Given that; the area “Malomo” is a celebrated cradle of some entrenched-weird traditional/non-Islamic beliefs, the prominent Sheikh’s tomb might not be accorded the respect it islamically so deserves.
I suggest the Sheikh should have been laid to rest in the area he ‘remarkably’ spent the last 30years+ of his life.
I only hope and pray; my worries are unfounded.
May Allah rest his Soul – Aameen.