Muslims

“Let’s tolerate all religions”, says Muslim leader

July 4, 2013
A senior leader in the Muslim society of Zimbabwe last Saturday at an interfaith religious discussion held in the capital revealed that there is no religion that is wrong. He said the fact that people have different faiths does not make any religion wrong or another righteous than the other. ...

Zanu PF woos Muslims

April 30, 2013
The draft constitution agreed to by President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has given Mugabe’s party a new source of potential voters: the aliens hitherto disenfranchised by the Lancaster House Constitution. Interestingly, most of the so-called aliens hail from Malawi—a country where Muslims are 17% of the population— ...

Muslims donate wheelchairs to hospital in Kwekwe

February 26, 2013
Kwekwe General Hospital, the largest government hospital in Kwekwe recently received a donation of two wheelchairs from a South Africa-based Muslim charitable organisation, the Gift of the Givers. Speaking before presenting the donations, local businessman Abdulla Miya, who represents the organisation and the Muslim community in Kwekwe, said, “We requested for the ...

Zimbabwe Islamic Mission centers lack funds

December 4, 2012
The Islamic Mission center in the city of Kwekwe, Midlands Province, is lagging behind in its operations of assisting the children in the community to pay school fees. Many other Muslim-run mission centers all over Zimbabwe face an array of challenges. Shaikh Abdullah Y. Faqeeh, who is the administrator at the Islamic ...

Video: Eid al-Adha oberved by Muslim community of Harare

October 31, 2012
The Muslim community of Zimbabwe and the world around recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, also called Feast of the Sacrifice. We haven’t been able to find a video report about the celebrations from this year. But we hope this video from 2011 will give you a sense of how Zimbabwean Muslims observe Eid al-Adha. ...

Shia Muslims open mosque in Harare

July 24, 2012
Sponsored by Iranian, Lebanese and [East] Asian Shia Muslims the first mosque for Shia Muslims opened in Zimbabwe on July 15, 2012. According to the public relations office of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the Harare-situated mosque was partly built with the support of Iranian Cultural Office and representative of ...

What is needed to facilitate dialogue among religions? A Muslim view

February 24, 2012
by Ibrahim Mpache There is a lot that is required to make things collaborate in the faith sector in Zimbabwe. On top of the list is to avail such platforms that can facilitate dialogue among religions. With the imminent effects of globalisation, we cannot afford to isolate each other. We ...

Zimbabweans celebrate birthday of Prophet Muhammad

February 18, 2012
by Ibrahim Mpache and RelZim staff Eid Milad-Un-Nabi marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. It may seem strange to non-Muslims, but many Muslims do not believe in celebrating birthdays or death anniversaries because there is no historical evidence that Prophet Muhammad ever did this. Despite this, large numbers of Muslims do commemorate the birth anniversary of ...

How to make Muslims more prominent in Zimbabwe?

December 23, 2011
by Mandla Tshuma and Giovanni del Autore A delegation from Zimbabwe participated in the 2nd African Muslim Religious Leaders’ Summit (AMRLS) which took place in Istanbul between 21st and 25th November, 2011. This is where a former president of Comoros Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Mohammed Sabi said Muslims in Africa must ...

Sex and religion in Zimbabwe

December 1, 2011
 reprinted from Jewel Zimbabwe (July 2011) by Rebecca Hodes Zimbabwe is experiencing a religious revival, but the sticking point has always been sex, with a consumer culture that celebrates the joys of sex-on-tap – stilettos in the air, thongs to the wind – what can religion teach us about sex that ...
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