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Eid al-Adha and its interfaith meaning

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Students and workers are just too happy that today is a holiday. A few bother to understand why it is so, beyond the happy fact that there is no school and no work. The few who do dismiss it simply as a “Muslim holiday,” which in fact it is.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Make it look easy, Indonesia

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INDONESIA, the Philippines’ sister republic to the south, has solved one of the great cultural-political dilemmas of modern times: It has shown that Islam and democracy are compatible. Most talk on this matter focuses on the West and the Middle East and is very negative about the chances of the two cultures living in peace with each other. Just recently, for example, the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was seen by some writers as “the death of political Islam.” Indonesia has solved the problem and made it look easy. There was none of the riots, battles, or furious demonstrations we have seen elsewhere.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Old issues, new eruption

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“Mad is he?” King George II once snarled about one of his aides. “Then, I hope he’ll bite some of my generals.” It would also be daft if any official here tried to confiscate Korans from Filipino Muslims. Both law and practice buttress liberty of faith.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A hundred names

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Muslims in mosques from Quiapo to Cotabato call Divinity as “Allah.” In Cebu Daily News, an imam writes a weekly column on his faith. Liberties of faith and speech are constitutionally buttressed rights here. Muslims form 5 percent of the population, Catholics 83 percent and Iglesia ni Cristo 2.3 percent.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Observing Ramadan in Christian Manila

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I am a Muslim who has lived the most part of his life in a Christian environment. Far from dreaming to be canonized as the next Mahdi (redeemer), I have tried my human best to observe the tenets and proscriptions of the Holy Koran, including its arcane rituals and prayers. And this tenacity to practice my religion in a Christian setting has caused me untold inconveniences. I am not complaining, but it is a tribulation hardly known to many non-Muslims.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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