Muslim youth in the country have been urged to put extra effort in both secular and Islamic studies if they are to be leaders of Islam and Malawi at large.
Sheikh Shareef Kaisi, who is an official from Muslim Association of Malawi, made the remarks at Lilongwe Technical College during a get-together for Muslim youth that was organised by Lilongwe Technical College Muslim Students Union (LTCMSU).
Sheikh Kaisi claimed that drug and substance abuse as well as early marriages are some of practices that are making young Muslims not to succeed with their education.
“You need to work extra harder in both secular and Islamic studies, it worries us going in banks across the country and not even coming across a female teller in hijab, its high time for you to work hard and hold such posh positions in the country,” Mr Kaisi said.
On his part, Patron of Lilongwe Technical College Muslim Students Association, Mhango, expressed concern that there are few educated Muslims.
Mhango who is a catholic said he accepted to patron the Muslim youth in order to encourage them to work hard in their studies so that they can attain good positions.
The theme for the gathering was “Muslim youth in the contemporary world” and it brought together Muslim youth from Lilongwe Technical College, Don Bosco Technical College, Luanar, Salima Technical College, Malawi Institute of Journalism, and Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN).
At the function the young people showcased various activities such as dramas, poems, Islamic lectures, recitation of the Quran and narrating hadeeths.