Qadria Muslims in Zomba have proposed a gathering where among other things they want to highlight some controversial issues in the religion such as praying zuhhor after Jumuah.
The call comes as result of a feud that ensued between members of Chinamwali Ijtihaad Fi-Sabeel-llah Group and Sh. Saleem Mulosola, a teacher at Zomba Islamic High School on Saturday on the meaning of a certain Quranic verse during a congregation organised by the group at Mdelemani under the theme “Unity in Islam”.
Sheikh Mulosola accused the group of misinterpreting Quran 4 verse 8 which talks about Justice, alms giving and kindness.
The grouping led by Sheikh Hamza and Sh Arab Byson told the gathering that the alms giving mentioned in verse meant the Sadaqa offered after 40 days upon the death of a relative.
This did not go well with Sheikh Mulosola who attended the gathering .With no hesitation, he stood up to clarify on the true meaning of the verse.
“The Qur’anic verse means the laws governing the disbursement of deceased estates,” said the sheikh.
Sheikh Byson reacted angrily to Saleem Mulosola reaching the extent of describing him as a non-believer.
“This man is a Kafir (Non-believer), we need to eliminate him in our community”, sheikh Byson said .
Meanwhile the group has approached, Muslim Association of Malawi Treasurer for Zomba, Bro. Kalingo to convene a gathering aimed at finding the solution to the misunderstanding. .
Sheikh Mulosola has since said he is ready to have a discussion with the group.
“I have welcomed the challenge. I believe that the truth shall come out”, he said.
Several scholars in Zomba have pledged to take part in the discussion. Among them are Majilis Ulama Chairman, Dr. Imraan Sharif, MAM executive member, Sh. Abdul Rahman Kalako, Director of Al-Nidau Islamic foundation, Sh. Mussa Ayami, Zomba IIB coordinator, Sh. Ali William Bamusi and ZODEC program officer, Sh. Aboobakar Burhaan.
Last month, organising committee of the Ziyara Parade accused Sheikh Mulosola of telling Muslims to stay away from the event calling it an innovation during when he hosted a Thumba la Kasakaniza programme on Radio Islam.