Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) says it is excited that the Islamic Information Bureau billboard that was demolished two weeks ago has been replaced.
The billboard attracted controversy after it read: “If you have read the Old Testament and the New Testament, now read the last testament Quran,” was not well-received by a certain section of Christians.
However, the replacement was changed and it reads: “Read the Quran. The ultimate miracle.”
MAM chair Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad in an interview on Tuesday urged fellow Muslims to show tolerance to divergent views.
“For centuries, Muslims and Christians have coexisted in Malawi and we look forward to the continued harmony in a multi-religious environment where people freely profess their faith.
“We call upon all Muslims to remain peacelful always,” said Muhammad.
Commenting on the replacement of the billboard, MAM publicity secretary Sheikh Dinala Chabulika said one cannot be a Muslim without believing in Jesus Christ.
Chabulika described Quran and Bible as books to be read by everybody, claiming that Quran is the book of history while Bible is the book of prophecies.