Ramadhan Moon-Sighting, Islamic Seminar and Provincial Qur’an Memorization Competition

The ARMM Regional Darul-Ifta’ is mandated to provide moral and spiritual leadership and guidance through continuing struggle (mujahadah) and transformation of the Bangsamoro Muslim community, and to steer them towards the realization of a “community of moderation” (Ummatan Wasatan) and “mercy to humankind” (Rahmatan Lil ‘Alameen).

The Regional Darul Ifta’, as a religious institution in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, plays a great role in unifying the Bangsamoro people across the regions in one single federation, thru the annual Qur’an Memorization.  The event set to boost the moral recovery and advocate peaceful co-existence amid multiculturalism among the Bangsamoro towards attaining a sustainable peace and development of which the following of the teaching of the Holy Qur’an is an indispensable duty of Muslims for them to have a peaceful and a happy life both in this world and in the hereafter.

In the light of the present peace situation in Mindanao with the thriving popularity of the extremist and terrorist groups, it is significant that the Regional Darul Ifta’ conducts activities that will strengthen the faith of the Bangsamoro and corrects any misinterpretations of the teachings of the Qur’an that imparts extremism or terrorism which these extremist/terrorists’ groups use in capturing attention among the Bangsamoro. The extremist/terrorists have been using the teachings of the Qur’an to attract young Moro to join by twisting this interpretation and making it appeal as the real teachings of the Qur’an.

The on-going Marawi siege has a major impact on the reputation of the Filipino Muslims in general. Perpetrators claiming it as a “Religion war” justifying the terroristic attacks and crime they have committed in the place and its residents. Promoting unity and solidarity among the Muslim scholars through the teachings of the Qur’an.

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