President Peter Mutharika has appealed to Muslims to observe three pillars of patriotism, integrity and hard work to contribute to the development of the country.
The President made the appeal at Luchenza in Thyolo on Saturday during this year’s Ijtima commemoration.
Ijtima is the annual gathering of Muslims where they share experiences on various developmental projects and challenges affecting their religion.
“Malawi is committed to providing freedom of worship regardless of religious affiliations, but we need to join hands to develop the country by observing these pillars,” said Mutharika.
Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) national chairperson Sheikh Idrissah Muhammad thanked the President for attending the commemoration.
He said:“We are very happy to report that Saudi Arabia has pledged to support us in our various programmes in health, education, among many others.”
South African-based Sheikh Saleem Banda advised Muslims to offer solutions when there are problems.
MajlisUlama Council in Malawi in conjunction with MAM organised the event.