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Grand Mosque in Marawi welcomes Muslim devotees for Eid’l Fitr anew

By Claire R. Gigje

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–As this year’s holy month of Ramadan has come to an end, the Islamic city’s iconic Grand Mosque once again opened its doors to Islam worshippers to celebrate the Eid’l Fitr, or feast of breaking of fast on Saturday, April 22. 

The Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office (LDSPPO) bared that over 20,000 devotees trooped to the Jameo Mindanao Al-Islamic Islamic Center, the formal name of the grandest place of worship here. 

Grand Mosque Chairperson Saidamen Pangarungan expressed his elation after seeing the presence of many Muslim faithful. 

Muslims gather at the Grand Mosque in Marawi City to mark this year’s Eid’l Fitr. (CRG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

“We are thankful to Allah that we are able to hold this Eid’l Fitr prayer,” he said.

Happy with the success of hosting this year’s Eid’l Fitr, Pangarungan magnified how the security sector toiled to assist civilians for the whole duration of their festivity. 

He publicly acclaimed the police and army troops for their efforts in maintaining peace and order in the concerned parameter. 

In their pursuit of realizing this aim, LDSPPO Deputy Provincial Director for Operations PLtCol. Juanito Jamis earlier revealed that at least 100 security personnel were deployed in the most affected area (MAA) to supervise and control the situation, especially since they have already anticipated that worshippers would flock at this moment. 

He noted that since Friday until the awaited time, no untoward incident was reported. 

“Sa ngayon, maganda ang peace and order natin sa buong Lanao [del Sur], lalo na dito sa Marawi City,” said Jamis. 

(For now, our peace and order in the entire Lanao [del Sur], especially in Marawi City, is good.)

Meanwhile, flocking Muslims have conveyed their sincere happiness after having been able to visit and render their Eid’l Fitr prayers at the Grand Mosque. (CRG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

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