Limbe Islamic Information Bureau IIB has advised Muslim girls in the country to refrain from bad practices that can affect their future life and concentrate on education
The IIB coordinator Sheikh Ahmad Chienda made the call during a three day sister’s camp which was organized by Pamangochi Muslim Women of Chiwembe at Soche Hills secondary school in Blantyre
Sheikh Chienda who was among invited guests asked the girls to remain Muslims regardless of difficult situations.
He expressed great concern about increase of Muslim girls who abandon Islam in search of marriage
“It has become a tendency among Muslim girls and Women marrying non Muslim husbands hence leaving Islam. Apart from looking for marriages other Muslim girls or women leave Islam because of sickness as they attend fellowship prayers,” said Sheikh Chienda
He further said Muslim girls should refrain from these practices as they are contrary to teachings of Islam
Sheikh Chienda encouraged the girls to work hard in their education to become self reliant in future.
Speaking on the second day, Matron of Pamangochi Muslim Women from Chiwembe Township Shahida Hanifu Bakili said they decided to organize the event to interact with girls so that they can resolve the challenges they are facing in their daily lives
“The coming in of technology is gradually taking away morals of Muslim girls as they forget the teachings of Islam,” Bakili said
She stated that as organizers, they are impressed with the turnout of participants but lamented lack of funding hence asking for more support to take the initiative to another level
One of the participants Philidausi Bakili from Ndirande said has benefited a lot from the camp especially on Islamic code of dressing
“This will help me to raise my Islamic faith therefore I appeal to organizers to have more events on different issues affecting Muslim Girls,” Bakili expressed
The camp was held under the theme; “Lifestyle of a Muslim Girl and Islam.”
The Sisters Camp brought together over 300 Muslim girls from Southern and Eastern regions especially Mangochi, Chiradzulu and Blantyre.