Muslim leaders in the country have been urged to sensitise the faithful against the influx and beliefs of the Shia sect.
Chairperson of Supreme Council of Ulama in Malawi Sheikh Dr Imran Shareef Mahomed made the call in Zomba last week during a two-day workshop for Muslim leaders held in collaboration with the Saudi Arabia Committee for Dawa in Africa against the teachings of the Shia sect in the country.
“The Shia have come in Africa in general and Malawi in particular. They have started taking people, children inclusive, to Tehran (Iran) to indoctrinate them into their beliefs.
“They know that they are not wanted in the Muslim community, but they come under the pretext that they love the royal family of the Prophet Muhammad. Which is why we are calling all Dawas in the country to enhance the true teachings and beliefs of Prophet Muhammad,” said Mohamed.
In his address, His Eminence Mufti Maulana Nadwi outlined the background of the Muslim breakaway Shia and their emerging prominence in Africa and Malawi.
“We should stand united as Muslims to challenge their teachings and beliefs,” said Nadwi.