Muslims have been called upon to preach tolerance and co-existence with Christian counterparts.
Sheikh Tariq Chimambe, the Imam of Kanjedza Mosque, made the call in Blantyre on Thursday during a Ziyarah parade to celebrate the Birth of Prophet Muhammad.
Said Chimambe: “This year, we are focusing on tolerance and peace co-existence among both Muslims and Christians. We want to see these religious leaders to work together for they all worship one God.
“The other focus is on the crisis that devastated the country and make sure people are prepared in one way or the other not to experience the same scenario as we face last year.”
This year’s Ziyarah was graced by the delegates from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania as well as Muslims from other countries living in Malawi.
Aziz Hamza, one of the organising committee members, described this year’s Ziyarah as well-patronised.
“Ziyarah is observed through Islamic calendar, therefore, it rotates each year unlike Birth of Jesus Christ’ which is on Christian calendar that never changes. Today is the business day where some business people could not stop their operations but still we have the biggest crowd,” said Hamza. n