By: UNYPAD ComTeam
COTABATO CITY/ May 16, 2018 – Around 500 Moro youth were able to grace the Islamic Symposium organized by the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) National Committee on Dawah and Education hosted here at Cotabato City by the Cotabato City Chapter.
Ustadz Yusoph Lumambas, Secretary General of UNYPAD said that it is best to prepare in advance and to know the significance of Ramadhan.
“When we assess the conducted symposium in the last years’ Ramadhan, most of our activities were conducted within the days of Ramadhan. It could have been better if the activities aimed to inform the participants about the significance of Ramadhan as well as the important do’s and don’ts during fasting time were done prior the observance of the holy month,” Lumambas said.
“We did this Islamic symposium in preparation for the month of Ramadhan and that we also see our colleagues all over provinces and cities,” he said.
“Ipapakita natin sa Allah na tayo ay masaya sa pagdating ng Ramadhan, isa ito sa makakatulong sa pagkamit ng kapayapaan sa Mindanao at ng bansa,” Lumambas said in Pilipino.
Lumambas recalled the fatwa of Mufti Sheikh Abu Huraira Udasan by asking all the Bangsamoro to lend prayers for any eventuality that may happen during the interpellation of BBL in the Congress.
“If we remember ang Mufti natin ay nag declare sya na magkunot every wakto,” Lumambas said.
Lumambas added that Allah grant His blessings when every Muslim religiously observes the teaching of Islam. “Makuha natin yun kapag lahat nating Bangsamoro ay sundin ang kautusan ng Islam,” he said.
He also prays this Ramadhan that BBL will be finally be approved and pass into law.
“Itong Ramadhan na ito ay mapirmahan na ang Bangsamoro Basic Law, ito ang makakaresolba sa problema ng Bangsamoro, suportahan natin ito ng dua yung BBL na makakabuti sa Bangsamoro,” he stressed.
Ustadz Huraira Silongan, Secretary on Da’wah and Education of UNYPAD national chapter said that as part of their program, they have conducted mobile Da’wah lecture, organized seminar, and other activity before the conduct of this event.
The speakers on the said event were Mufti Sheik Abuhuraira Odasan, Sheik Adulkadir Abdullah and Dr. Ustadza Arbaya Badrodin, and with the presence of UNYPAD national president Dr. Rahib L. Kudto.
The program on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 was attended by provincial and city chapters of the organization as far as Metro Manila, Basilan, Davao Oriental, Davao City, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and Norte, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Bukidnon, SocSarGen and Cotabato City with the theme “Purifying hearts: Maximizing gains from Ramadhan”.