One week ago, the country witnessed a meritocratic appointment of Sheikh Muhammad Uthman by Muslims as the Grand Mufti of Malawi during the Ulama Council of Malawi’s elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Blantyre.
His Eminence, Sheikh Uthman is a renowned Muslim scholar.
Muslim Media Agency tables quick facts about the new Mufti of Malawi. Who is Sheikh Muhammad Uthman ?
Sheikh Muhammad Uthman was born in December 1955 at Nkukumila Village, Traditional Authority N’tumanyi (Nsondole constituency) in Zomba district.
His Eminence, the Grand Mufti did his Islamic education in Zomba , Mangochi and Dedza districts.
“I began my studies in Zomba (Nsondole constituency), then Mangochi at Sheikh Qassim’s learning centre and later in Dedza district at Sheikh Abbas Qassim’s learning centre, ” he says.
His Eminence Sheikh Mahammad Uthman heads the Ulama Council of Malawi .
Sheikh Abbas Vinjenje is the newly elected Secretary General for Ulama Council of Malawi and told Muslim Media Agency in interview that guided by the Grand Mufti, the body is set to serve Muslims in the country diligently.
“The team is so determined and most all the members elected today are self- starters in Islamic activities, therefore they will effectively serve the Muslim ummah, Insha Allah,” he told Muslim Media Agency.
Sheikh Vinjenje said the committee has a lot of duties ahead on behalf of Muslims.
“We have major duties such as regulating mists regarding moonsighting, protecting and improving sheikhs welfare in the country and promotion of Dawa activities,” he said.
Sheikh Vinjenje also promised to revamp and support pure and authenticated knowledge in all Islamic learning institutions in the country and the establishment of Fatawas through the ulama council.
Other duties of the council, according to the Council’s Secretary General are ensuring that sanity amongst all sheikhs is obseved, observing that all matters related to Islam are tackled by learned sheikhs and coordinating all sheikhs regardless of their schools of thoughts.