Simple Eid’l Adha celebration for Mandaue’s Muslim community

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/08/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Muslim community in Mandaue City will be having a simple celebration on Saturday, July 9, for the observance of Eid’l Adha or feast of sacrifice. Pabay Mangotara, executive director of the Local…

The religiosity of Filipinos

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 04/23/2022

This Easter and Ramadan, let us be mindful that we Filipinos are one of the most religious of peoples on the planet. This fact is based on the four cross-country surveys on religion of the International Social…

Only vaccinated persons can enter places of worship – Año

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Only individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to enter the places of worship, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday during the taped weekly “Talk to the People” briefing of President Rodrigo…

Duterte hopes for peace, unity, healing in Eid’l Fitr message

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 05/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — As Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hopes for peace and healing as the country “makes a significant step closer to beating the COVID-19 pandemic.” “As…

Holy month of Ramadan starts on April 13, Islamic authorities declare

Sheila Mae De La Cruz, Taher Solaiman 04/12/2021

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines — Tuesday, April 13, is the official start of the holy month of Ramadan as declared by the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta, the Islamic religious authority in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao…

Lockdowns restrict Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Muslims around the world began marking a somber Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshipers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. The festival, one…

Some of the world’s most beautiful mosques

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/24/2020

Muslims from around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan every year. It is a month of prayer, fasting, and spiritual reflection, among others. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims also focus on their connection to…

Bangsamoro region gears up for Ramadan without mass gatherings as COVID-19 precaution

Bong Sarmiento - Inquirer Mindanao 04/20/2020

KORONADAL CITY–Islamic religious leaders in Mindanao are gearing up for the moon sighting that will determine the start of this year’s Ramadan or the holy month of fasting. Abuhuraira Udasan, grand mufti (Islamic legal expert) of the…

Ramadan 2019: Muslims in Cebu appeal for unity, co-existence

Futch Anthony Inso 05/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines -A muslim leader in Cebu expressed hope that this year’s celebration of the Ramdan will bring about change in the lives of the people. Ustadz Najeeb Razul, a mufti and expert of islam in…

Ramadan public wakers face arrest, fines for being ‘noisy’

AP 06/06/2018

Jerusalem — The Palestinian men who chant and beat drums to wake up the faithful during Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City say they are being unfairly targeted by Israeli police over their early-morning tradition. The public wakers,…

Spirit of Ramadan returns to Iraq’s IS-free Mosul

AFP 05/29/2018

Under the cover of night in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Rayan and Ali break the silence by drumming to announce suhur, the pre-dawn breakfast during the holy month of Ramadan. The Islamic State (IS) group which…

PH Muslims to fast longer for this year’s Ramadan

Inquirer.net 05/19/2018

DAVAO CITY—Filipino Muslims started longer fasting hours on Thursday as Ramadan again coincided with summer this year. This year’s Ramadan would be the second straight year that Muslims in the country would be skipping meals and fluids…

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