Muslims in Lilongwe were expected to hold special prayers for slain Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate services Issa Njauju who was found dead early this month in the city.
Njauju was a member of the Area 13 Jamaat (mosque) where duas (prayers of supplication or invocation to God) were expected to be held yesterday.
According to a notice put up on Facebook, Muslims in Lilongwe and South Africa held a day long fast yesterday in preparation for the prayers.
“The programme is that all Muslims should be at the City Centre Mosque on the evening of this day to break the fast together and at the end of it there will be a long dua to ask Tabarakah to guide us to know the truth behind the death [of Njauju] and for Allah Tabarakah Wataala to welcome him our friend to Jannah,” the announcement reads.
The announcement further states that similar prayers would be held in Johannesburg, South Africa and it also encouraged other faithfuls who could not make it to Area 13 mosque to gather and hold such prayers for Njauju.
Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) publicity secretary Dinala Chabulika said dua prayers were normal to pray for the soul of a departed friend or family member.
The prayers were being organised by the Area 13 Jamaat.