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Thu 9 Aug 2012

 

DUBAI Over 200 Filipinos have embraced Islam since Ramadan began in July, XPRESS has learnt. 

 “This is only our rough estimate and we really don’t want to parade or make a big deal out of these numbers,” said Wafa Kasimieh, a Filipina senior advisor to Dubai’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD). “Kabayans are walking in every day to embrace Islam at various Islamic centres across Dubai, so it’s hard to keep track.”

Kasimieh was speaking at an iftar on Wednesday night attended by over 100 new Filipino Muslims in Dubai. The iftar was organised by IACAD and graced by Philippine Consul General to Dubai Benito Valeriano and Labour Attache Delmer Cruz.

One of the recent converts in Dubai is Malak Arias, 37, who left Catholicism and changed her name Christina to Malak. “I used to visit Islamic centres in Abu Dhabi, Karama and Deira to attend classes. It took me five years to come to a decision that I needed to go back to the religion of my forefathers,” said the civil engineer from Paranaque. “Many of our heroes like Lapu-Lapu, the ruler of Mactan, and Rajah Sulaiman, the ruler of Manila when the Spanish colonisers came, were Muslims.”

But more than her country’s history, what guided her decision was personal. “In the past, whenever I had problems,” said Malak, “I would simply cry non-stop. The emotional turmoil within me was just too heavy. The only relative I have here is my brother, who is usually away due to his work. Now, I have found a big family among the Muslim sisters here. I’m still a baby in my new faith, but I understand enough to guide me to this decision,” said Malak, who earned her civil engineering degree from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP).

Josephine Lazona, 32, chose Aisha as her Muslim name when she embraced Islam on July 20, the first day of Ramadan this year. Aisha grew up a Catholic in Sultan Kudarat. The former teacher moved to Dubai in 2008 to work as an administrative assistant in Jebel Ali. “In February, I enrolled in a free Arabic class. All this time, I’ve been searching for answers to difficult questions about my faith,” she said. “As I progressed with my Arabic, my mind was opened. I’ve been seeking answers for years and asked God for a sign, which I got on the night of July 19th when I thought of cooking my favourite pork ‘adobo’ (a popular Filipino dish). Suddenly, I had an unexplained aversion to it. Even the thought of cooking pork adobo made me feel like throwing up.”

The next day, she told her Arabic teacher about her desire to become a Muslim. “My teacher, Sister Ana, was shocked. She never talked to me about converting to Islam. I came to this decision on my own.”

A former born-again Christian, Noriel Magtanong, 36, from Bicol, chose Nuh (Arabic for Noah) as his new Muslim name. “I used to join Christian services, yet I remained an alcoholic. Meanwhile, I’ve been observing Muslims as they pray. One early morning, I woke up and walked around in Dubai and saw them praying. It was a perfect moment. I wanted to surrender myself to God like they do. I saw their spirit of unity, despite their differences. Now, I’ve kicked alcohol altogether.”

Conversions among Filipinos are common in Dubai. In 2010, a total of 125 women from the Philippines embraced Islam. Ahmad Malagueno, 44, a Dubai aircraft maintenance technician who embraced Islam seven years ago, teaches Arabic at Al Sahhaba Centre in Abu Hail on Fridays.

“Before, I used to hate Muslims — but it turned out it was due to my own ignorance. Today, I see Filipinos here embracing Islam almost every day. On July 27, I saw 25 people embracing Islam after a symposium conducted by Filipino Islamic preacher. Only Allah knows the actual numbers today.”

 

By Jay B. Hilotin Chief Reporter Published: 15:51 August 9, 2012

Source : gulfnews.com/about-gulf-news/al-nisr-portfolio/xpress/200-filipinos-embrace-islam-in-dubai-1.1059949

 

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Sun 8 Apr 2012

 

 Positive facts which people / world doesn't know much about Pakistan, other than doing and having just negative thoughts and critisism.

Of all the countries in the world

  • Pakistan is the second largest exporter of clothing
  • Fourth largest cotton producer
  • Fifth largest milk producer
  • Pakistan is only Muslim nuclear power as well as a declared nuclear weapons state
  • Tenth largest workforce in the world
  • Seventh largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world
  • 28th largest economy in the world worth $1 trillion (Dh3 trillion)
  • Stands at number two in terms of per capita charity donations after the US.
  • Pakistany has the fifth largest coal, copper and gold reserves in the world worth $65 billion
  • Pakistan Stock exchange was the world's third best performing last year despite all the troubles.
  • Pakistan has the seventh largest standing armed forces in the world
  • Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world. It is second to Indonesia
  • The worlds second and ninth highest mountains , The K2 and Nanga-parbat, are in Pakistan
  • Pakistan has best weather for business in the world, ccording to GALLOP survey from whole world.
  • Pakistan is 2nd in Entrepreneurial activities in Asia after Japan
  • Best performance at Field hockey World Cup (men)
  • Most number of British Open Squash champions (men)
  • Greatest number of World Open Squash champions (men)
  • Most successful team in ICC World Twenty20 Cup
  • Highest paved international road, Karakoram Highway at 4,693 m (15,397 ft)

 

Proud to be a Pakistani. Long live Pakistan because Pakistan Best. Ooopss after reading these...Is something burning????

 

 

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Fri 15 Jul 2011

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Sat 5 Dec 2009

Following are the orders that comes to the conduct of War.

1. Do not commit treachery
2. Do not deviate from the right path
3. Do not mutilate dead bodies
4. Do not kill children
5. Do not kill women
6. Do not kill aged men
7. Do not harm or burn trees
8. Do not destroy buildings
9. Do not destroy an enemy’s flock, unless you use it for your food
10. When you pass people who have devoted their lives to monastic services leave them alone

Above orders given by Muhammad (peace be upon him) which must be obeyed by every Muslim against every Non Muslim.

There is nowhere in Islam, whether it be in the Quraan or the teachings of Muhammad, that promotes the killing of innocent people. A real muslim is one that is real against terrorism.

 

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Tue 15 Sep 2009

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Officers of Malaysia's Islamic authority use a telescope to perform "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in Teluk Kemang, south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 20, 2009. Muslims scan the sky at dusk in the beginning of the lunar calendar's ninth month in search of the new moon to proclaim the start of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month during which observant believers fast from dawn to dusk. (REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad)

 


A Musaharati, dawn awakener, lights up a lantern before touring the streets with his drums to wake observant Muslims for their overnight 'sahur', last meal, before the day's fast in Sidon's Old City in south Lebanon just before dawn August 26, 2009. (REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho) #

Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya, East Java, Indoneisia on August 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas) #

A Muslim woman prays at the Istiqlal mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta on August 22, 2009 or Ramadan 1, 1430 in the Hijriah lunar calendar. (ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Kenyan child reads verses from the Quran on the fifth day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a Madrassa in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) #

A Palestinian boy plays with a sparkler on the eve of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City on August 21, 2009. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Egyptian man makes a traditional dessert known as "kunava", which is popular during the fasting month of Ramadan, at a shop in Cairo August 25, 2009. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih) #

A Yemeni therapist applies Kohl to the eyes of a youth, in line with local tradition on the second day of the holy month of Ramadan at a Zaidi (Shiite) mosque in Sanaa's Old City on August 23, 2009. (KHALED FAZAA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Muslims attend Friday prayers on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Beijing, China on August 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Grace Liang) #

A Muslim man arranges bowls of a traditional dessert called kheer for sale outside a mosque before the evening prayers on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on August 23, 2009. (REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta) #

A child stands among worshippers attending prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at Al Maerkaz Al Islami mosque in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia on August 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad) #

A man arrives for the evening prayers of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at Merkez mosque in Duisburg, Germany on August 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Ina Fassbender) #

Muslims shop for Iftar, the sunset dinner that breaks the fast at Chalk Bazaar, the traditional Iftar market in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman) #

Palestinian vendors prepare trays of sweets for Ramadan, in a shop in the West Bank city of Nablus, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) #

A cannon fires as part of the ceremony that ends the second day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside Jerusalem's Old City Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) #

A Muslim man adjusts his cap in a mirror at a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on August 23, 2009. (REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta) #

A boy holds candy in his hand as he reads the Quran in a mosque during Ramadan, in Amman, Jordan on August 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) #

A Palestinian woman walks near the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's old city where traditional festive lights are displayed ahead of the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on August 20, 2009. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Muslim boy takes a nap during evening prayers called "Tarawih" at Mosque of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Tripoli, Libya on August 22, 2009. The mosque was converted from the Catholic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after a 1969 coup by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #

An Iraqi baker prepares sweets for the holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) #

A Muslim family eats, breaking their fast in a giant tent on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Istanbul, Turkey on August 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal) #

Kashmiri Muslim offer prayer on a street in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday, Aug.24, 2009. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan) #

Pakistani women line up for subsidized sacks of flour provided by the government for the holy month of Ramadan, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) #

A Palestinian potter engraves the expression in Arabic "Ramadan Karim" as he puts the final touches to a clay lantern at his workshop in Gaza City on August 17, 2009, ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man takes a nap in between prayers at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) #

Jordanian workers make qatayef, a pancake-like shell filled with nuts or sweet cheese, fried in oil or baked, then dipped in sugary syrup in Amman, Jordan on Sunday August 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Mohammad abu Ghosh) #

Egyptian women walk past paper lanterns used as decorations during Ramadan, on a street in downtown Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) #

A Pakistani Muslim arranges food stuff for Iftar, a time to break the fast, on the first day of Ramadan, as a child looks on at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) #

A taxi driver reaches for a glass of apple juice after sunset in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) #

Indonesian Muslim children parade during a ceremony called "Prayer for the Country" to welcome the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 21, 2009. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images) #

Muslim men break their fast at a mosque in the Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 23, 2009. (Omar Salem/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Muslim man sits before breaking his fast on the second day of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura on August 24, 2009. (REUTERS/Jayanta Dey) #

A crescent moon is seen behind the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in Amman, Jordan on August 23, 2009, during Ramadan. (REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed) #

Muslim children pray at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Manila, in the Philippines on August 23, 2009. (JUNIE DOCTOR/AFP/Getty Images) #

A boy sells dates in Amman, Jordan on Saturday August 22 2009. (AP Photo/Mohammad abu Ghosh) #

An unidentified woman helps her son to kiss the iron chain at the entrance of the Naqashband Sahib shrine in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin) #

A vendor of headscarfs waits for customers in the 4th day of Ramadan at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 25, 2009. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man prays at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) #

The Dome of the Rock, or Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, one of the holiest sites in Islam, is seen on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem through festive lights for Ramadan on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) #

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