Two prominent Muslims in the country have been awarded honorary doctorate degrees in recognition to roles towards development of Islam.

Moonlight College of Newcastle, South Africa has conferred on Alhaj Dr Twaibu Lawe the degree of Doctor of Arts and Humane while University of Faizul Uloom Ul Islamia of South Africa has conferred on Sheikh Dr Ali Makalani the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Jurisprudence.

The two were accorded the degrees at a ceremony held at Great Hall, University of Malawi in Zomba.

Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Board Chair for Muslim Association of Malawi Sheikh Ali Kennedy, said “the recognition is a clear testimony that Muslims are doing great jobs in the country.”

Sheikh Kennedy, who was the guest of honour, however encouraged other Muslims to emulate the good gesture and bring Islam to the greater heights.

On his part, Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs, Rev Brian Kamwendo, said the degrees presented manifest the significance of education in the country.

“Well-educated religious leaders can easily contribute to government agenda of transforming Malawi,” says Rev Kamwendo

Speaking after the graduation Al hajj Dr Lawe who is Secretary General for MAM, said is delighted that he has been recognized and thanked the Muslims community for the support.