Muslims urged to donate towards sick, poor during Ziyarah celebrations

By Chisomo Phiri

Muslims in the country have been urged to celebrate Ziyarah (birth of Prophet Muhammad) together with the poor in the communities and the sick in hospitals by donating to them various items.

Speaking at a press briefing on friday morning at Madressah Noorul Islam, this year’s Ziyarah coordinator Mohammed Shaiful Omar disclosed that with financial support from Limbe Muslim Jammat and AQSA, they are set to donate various items valued at K35 million to 1500 patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre on Sunday September 24, 2023 as part of the Islamic event celebration.

“As part of celebrating this year’s Ziyarah ( birth of our Prophet Muhammad), we have decided to donate various items to the sick at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Hospital on Sunday September 24. The main aim of the donation is to celebrate the special day with the sick so as to bring happiness among them.

“However, we are calling on all Muslims in the country to emulate the same by donating what they have to the poor and sick in their communities,” said Omar.

He described Prophet Muhammad as one who was mercefu and generous to many hence a need for all Muslims to follow his footsteps.

According to Omar, this year’s Ziyarah is being spiced up by a number of activities including parades.

Muhammad was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of Islam.

According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet divinely inspired to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets.

He is believed to be the Seal of the Prophets within Islam, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief.