Hundreds of Muslims commemorate Eid al-Adha in Marawi

Hundreds of Muslims in Lanao del Sur rushed early to the capitol grounds of Marawi this Tuesday morning to celebrate or Feast of Sacrifice.

Marawi City is under modified enhanced community quarantine, so religious gatherings are allowed on important Muslim occasions as long as health protocols are implemented.

The provincial government of Lanao del Sur laid a tarpaulin outside the mosque in Marawi for those who attended the event. They were also given face masks and reminded to comply with physical distancing.

This is the second year that residents have celebrated during the pandemic, and those who attended can also consider it a sacrifice to go out of their homes during this time to believe.

“Kung mayroon mang pagsubok, maialis sana ‘yan. Magta-3 taon na ang pagsubok na ito. Hingin natin ito sa Panginoon. Hindi ito kaya ng mga doktor, hindi ito kaya ng mga leaders natin. Sa kaniya tayo dapat umasa,” said Aleem Alibasher Abdulatif, spokesman for the National Imam’s League.

will be celebrated for three days, where activities include the slaughter of animals.

In the town of Masiu, Lanao del Sur, some Muslims called for the extension of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority in conjunction with the celebration.

Hundreds of Muslims commemorate Eid al-Adha in Marawi

After church, residents carried placards outside the mosque to call for a 3 -year extension of the BTA, which is set to end in 2022.

Some of the BTA’s initiatives, such as the electoral code, revenue code, and local government code of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the self-governing region formed after the signing of between the government and Moro Islamic, have not been completed. Liberation Front.

If the BTA cannot be extended, there will be elections to regional officials.

Residents are worried that traditional politicians will replace the BTA.

He said it is possible that contrary to the reforms sought for the Bangsamoro, politicians will incorporate unfinished codes.

Residents expect President Rodrigo Duterte to mention in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 26 the extension of the BTA.

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