BY ASANGAN T. MADALE
BANGSAMORO Government Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim joined with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr and the entire Muslim Community Ummah on Saturday, April 22, in the celebration of Eidl ul-Fitr which capped the month-long observance of Ramadan. It could be recalled that on Thursday ,April 20, the Bangsamoro Grand Mufti Abuhuraria Udasan of Daul Ifta (BDI) issued a religious edict, confirming yesterday (April 22) Eidl Fitr celebration in the Philippines ,which marked the commencement of the venerated month, Top Officials said With hundreds of Islam believers attending the congregational prayer inside the government center in this city, Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim personally sent his greetings to the entire Muslim community.
“On behalf of the Bangsamoro Government, I am pleased to send our warm greetings to the entire Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr 1444,” the head of the regional government said.
Ebrahim emphasized in his message that the completion of the month-long period of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer is “an opportune time of jubilation and festivity and a time to gather with family and friends to share in the blessings of this feast of breaking the fast”.
“As we celebrate this day, let us remember the true message of Ramadan. Let us reaffirm our commitment to the tenets of mercy, patience, and charity that have been nurtured in us all during this holy month,” he added.
The Chief Minister also urged everyone to continue to embody moral principles in their daily lives and to work towards building a more peaceful and prosperous Bangsamoro guided by Moral Governance.
“Let us all work together to build a community based on justice, equality, and respect for all, regardless of ethnicity or background; after all, we are part of the same Bangsamoro family,” he further said.
Ramadhan—the 9th month in the Hijri Calendar (popularly known as Muslim Calendar) was observed in the entire region with various activities, including the yearly trade fair, social activities, and religious gatherings on top of the regular holiday.
Ebrahim encourage the Islam believers quoting President Marcos”s statement saying “As you culminate the holy month of Ramadan by celebrating the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, may you sustain the values, teachings, and practices that you have wholeheartedly discerned and embodied throughout this time,” the chief executive said.
“Let this form the foundations of your characters as you continue to fulfill righteous deeds and strive to live a virtuous life moving toward.”
In the spirit of solidarity, President Marcos said Filipinos also join the Muslim community in celebrating the solemn and festive occasion “for we recognize the Islamic faith and embrace it as part of our own collective consciousness.”
“With our many faiths informing all our actions and bridging all our differences as a diverse set of peoples, we can transcend any challenge and still remain unified under the banners of camaraderie, respect, and love,” the President noted.
The celebration of Eid’l Fitr is a way for Muslims to show their gratitude to Allah for giving them the strength to fast and to seek forgiveness for any sins committed during the year.
In Lanao del sur governor Mamintal “Bombot” Alonto Adiong ,Jr was seen at the Provincial Capitol April 21 to participate in the Salatul Eid along with is sons Vice Governor Mohammad Khalid “Mujam” and Miki Rakiin Adiong. This is the first public appearance of Gov. Adiong since the incident in February .