MARAWI CITY (May 27, 2019) – Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) religious representative Dr. Hamid Barra emboldens young men and women to perceive peace in the night of Lailatul Qad’r in an event Saturday May 25 hosted by Lanao Youth Council Incorporated.
The event was about Islam and the Holy Month of Ramadhan challenges the ethos of the Ramadhan 2017 in this city.
In this city, the preparation day for the Ramadhan last May 23, 2017 was intercepted by war between Muslim militants and the Philippine military that became a scar to this city.
“Religious leaders often conduct free seminars with free iftar (food for breaking the fast) but IDPs missed all our activities in Ramadhan 2017 due to the siege,” said LYC Chairperson Nasar Disoma.
BTA Dr. Barra , Former Lanao del Sur Governor ‘Aleem Basher Manalao or known as “Mostaqbal” and Mindanao State University – King Faisal College Director ‘Aleem Anwar Radiamoda have led the Ramadhan consultative event.
Islam was derived from Salam or “Peace,” its face can be sensed during the night of Lailatul Qad’r (ar: ليلة القدر / en: The Night of Decree) within the last 10 days of Ramadhan every year in Hijri (Islamic Calendar), according to BTA Dr. Barra.
He added that the Lailatul Qad’r was the night when Holy Qur’an revealed to Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.).
Barra has described the Lailatul Qad’r, “stars sparkle in the night sky until dawn end, crescent shines broader, animal sounds repose, rain stops when it rain, remnant air tranquil trees and other non-living things moves by the air,” he said.
Lailatul Qad’r often found one of the odd nights (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th) whereby night precedes day. Many Islamic traditions insist particularly on the night before the 27th of Ramadan.
In his part, ‘Aleem Radiamoda discussed the three structures of Islam which categorically specified Islam is for Muslim (Believer), Iman for Mu’min (be wise) and Ihsan for Muhsin (or be kind).
Radiamoda repeatedly discussed the 5 pillars of Islam in seminars, mosques and some Madrasas including the importance of Siyaam (Fasting) during the holy month of Ramadhan, the 4th pillar of Islam.
“As a Muslim, we shall be compassionate and forgiveness for each and everyone especially in the Month of Ramadhan.” He said.
In his statement, Mostaqbal expressed his gratitude to young peoples devoted to religious activity.