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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Woman of Substance: Ambassador Corazon Yap Bahjin
Apr05

Woman of Substance: Ambassador Corazon Yap Bahjin

Photo Courtesy of the Philippine Embassy in Bahrain   COMMITMENT Ambassador Corazon Yap-Bahjin First Muslim Filipina Ambassador   “Forget that you are a woman; because dignity and humanity has no gender.   Women do not need any special treatment, because we can do it just like everyone else can.” That philosophy might sound quite radical in a world where specific gender roles – male versus female – are still as...

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