Executive director for Muslim Forum for Democracy and Peace (MFDP), Sheikh Jafaar Kawinga has said his forum is wishing all Muslims a peaceful fasting and unity in this holy Month of Ramadan.
“We advocate peace and unity that Muslims should preach the message of
hardworking for development to take place in the country during this holy Month of Ramadan regardless of religious affiliations to all Malawians,” Kawinga said in an interview on Tuesday.
On his part, chairperson of the Islamic Relief Agency (IRA), Sheikh Abdul Razzak Fattani says he believes that upon the sighting of the moon as they break the fast, God will have answered some of their prayers.
“During this period, we are urged to refrain from smoking and drinking, but come close to God in prayer. We are also encouraged to attend prayers in our mosques at night where we will be having intensive prayers for our country,” said Fattani.
He said distribution of the Iftar started from the first day of fasting and will go on until the end of the fast after the sighting of the moon.
According to Fattani, IRA has also planned visits to hospitals to donate food stuff to the sick.
He said during this month, IRA is distributing Iftar to various mosques in Blantyre city and rural areas, and also encouraging eating together as they break the fast of each day. n