Sheikh Mwarabu: I have my own things I do as a business man

As only two weeks remaining for Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) elections to take place, Sheikh Hussein Mwarabu, who are competing in the position of treasure general has asked Muslims in the country to vote for him if they want change in the organization.

On speaking to Joy Radio’s Islamic update program on Thursday, Sheikh Mwarabu said he is now the only person who has no any grimy history and he will follow the footsteps of the former MAM chair, Sheikh Hussein Mwarabu.

“I don’t have any bad history that I can lavish MAM’s money. I am not like that type of a person who eyes for leadership with an aim of enriching himself. I have my own things I do as a business man therefore I can’t go there to fritter away Muslims’ money,” he said.

Sheikh Mwarabu said a lot of people in the country asked him to contest after observing some special characters in him.

“People have asked me to contest. As I said my home village is Mwarabu in Balaka district, I have been studying what the real Sheikh Mwarabu and some other members were doing towards the development Muslim community in the Country.

“I am not that kind of a person who says ‘thuma aamanu, thuma kaafaru’. And I am not going there to create enmity but to unite Malawi ummah,” pledged Mwarabu.

He also expressed dissatisfaction with how the money has been misused in MAM and he promised that his regime will not tolerate that and everybody involved, will be arrested.

“And I am assuring you that once I given a chance, malpractice of stealing people’s money will end and those involved will be persecuted,” he said, adding that “people are chosen without knowing what to do at MAM – thinking that positions are just worn like a Jacket.”

Sheikh Mwarabu went on to condemn current MAM leadership for being quite and not commenting on Al-Qaida issue and some other problems that affect Muslim community.

“MAM was supposed to be one organization to condemn the deportation of those Muslims [Al-Qaida]. Nevertheless, they do not even comment on international issues that affect Muslim community like that of burning of the Quran. When you ask them they say, “is none of our concern.” How can those issues not affect us while we are one ummah?” wondered Mwarabu.

During former president Bakili Muluzi’s era, some Muslims were chased out of the country after being suspected that they belong to Osama Bin Laden’s group of Al-Qaida.

MAM elections will be conducted on April 30th 2011 and Sheikh Mwarabu asked Malawians to choose “right people and not those who want to destroy Islam in the Country.”



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