This year’s fourth competition on the History of the beloved Prophet his family and companions has come to an end Sunday at Blantyre Islamic Mission.
The total number of winners was 10, three of which had already received their prizes by attending this years’ Hajj last month in Saudi Arabia. The rest of the winners received their different prizes that included laptops, Quran and smart mobile phones.
In his introductory remarks, Sheikh Muhammad Muaz Nadwi , the Principal of Blantyre Islamic Mission who is also the representative of the Africa Dawa Committee from Saudi Arabia and the main Financing institution of the competition said that “ this is the fourth time we are able to distribute gifts to the winners here in Malawi, this competition has been running in many countries in Africa for four years now including Malawi.
“On this note we send our gratitude to the custodian of the two holy mosques of Saudi Arabia.”
Sheikh Nadwi also thanked all the Islamic Bureau coordinators, Radio Islam and everyone for their participation in the competition.
The aim of the competition is to enrich the Muslims with the History of the Prophet, his family as well as his companions against the background of flowing misleading information initiated by the Shia insulting the Prophet, his family and the companions peace be upon them all.
Assessing the whole competition especially regarding the entries that gave correct answers, Sheikh Ahmad Chienda last week told this website that out of over two thousand that participated in the competition only 20 people gave the correct answers. This shows that Muslims do not read the history of their beloved prophet a thing he called very worrying. Sheikh Chienda then urged Muslims to kindle a reading culture in order to specifically know about their Prophet and the religion in general.
Locally, the competition is coordinated by Blantyre Islamic Mission and Islamic Information Bureau. The event attracted students, professionals, sheikhs and representatives from local Islamic non governmental organizations across the country including Muslim Association of Malawi.
By Abdullah Umar