Ramadan basics for Non-Muslims: Beyond Fasting and Iftar
May27

Ramadan basics for Non-Muslims: Beyond Fasting and Iftar

By Wafa Qasimieh and Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago   For most non-Muslims, Ramadan stands out as the month of fasting by day, and generous iftars by night.  But there is so much more to this rich Muslim tradition that’s worth exploring and learning from – especially for those of us who live in the Middle East.  Muslim Filipino community leaders Wafa Qasimieh and Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago, share some essentials points about the Muslim world’s...

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Understanding Ramadan and Filipino Muslims
Jun06

Understanding Ramadan and Filipino Muslims

Understanding Ramadan and Filipino Muslims By Shar Matingka   In Christian-dominated Philippines, where over 85% of the population is Roman Catholic, Islam is oftentimes associated negatively with terrorism mainly due to the intense media coverage in war-torn areas, not to mention the stereotypical perception on its believers.  What is largely missed, however, is the historical and cultural significance of this community, as well as...

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Ramadan & Filipino Muslims
Aug01

Ramadan & Filipino Muslims

By Shar Matingka   In Christian-dominated Philippines, where over 85% of the population is Roman Catholic, Islam is oftentimes associated negatively with terrorism mainly due to the intense media coverage in war-torn areas, not to mention the stereotypical perception on its believers.  What is largely missed, however, is the historical and cultural significance of this community, as well as their unique sense of humanity. The...

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