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QUN FAYA QUN: Diversity of ‘Truths’ within the Bangsamoro

QUN FAYA QUN: Diversity of ‘Truths’ within the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) -- Opinions about the ‘Moro Problem’ often start by outlining the historical injustices committed towards the Bangsamoro people in their struggle to self-determinatio ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: Mercy and Compassion: the Road Toward Peace

QUN FAYA QUN: Mercy and Compassion: the Road Toward Peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 January) -- A few days before Pope Francis’ visit in our country, I reflect on the significance of this visit in terms of interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding in Mindanao ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: Studying the Muslim Communities Post 911

QUN FAYA QUN: Studying the Muslim Communities Post 911

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) -- The Muslim world has indeed changed after the 9/11 bombing in New York. We may want to ask ourselves, why did it happen? The next question we may ask, what happe ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: An Open Letter to Rigoberto D. Tiglao

QUN FAYA QUN: An Open Letter to Rigoberto D. Tiglao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 August) -- Dear Mr. Tiglao, I would like to tell you that your article last August 3, 2014  entitled “The next firestorm to hit Aquino” is a dangerous one that endangers our ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: The Role of CSO in Maguindanao Peacebuilding

QUN FAYA QUN: The Role of CSO in Maguindanao Peacebuilding

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) -- This paper emerged from my personal experiences and engagements in the communities of Maguindanao when I was working as a UN Volunteer for the Government of the ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: Reflections during the Nisfu Sha’ban

QUN FAYA QUN: Reflections during the Nisfu Sha’ban

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 June) – Oftentimes, we define Islam as something that refers to “submission to the will of God”, or sallam to be the root word of Islam as “entering into the peace”. But with ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: Bangsamoro Development Plan Workshop on Culture     

QUN FAYA QUN: Bangsamoro Development Plan Workshop on Culture  

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) -- The Bangsamoro Development Agency conducted a consultative workshop on culture last May 7, 2014 at Estosan Hotel, Cotabato City. The participants from different org ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: ADDU AB Islamic Studies: An interreligious dialogue in action

QUN FAYA QUN: ADDU AB Islamic Studies: An interreligious dialogue in action

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 May) -- When Al Qalam Institute was formally set up in Ateneo de Davao University, many asked me, "what is an Islamic institute doing in a Catholic, Jesuit, Filipino universit ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: Stories and Realities

QUN FAYA QUN: Stories and Realities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 April) -- For almost more than four decades, we were made to believe that there was such thing as a Bangsa Moro nation - a nation of "unconquered people," a nation that fought ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: Is it really a declaration of unity?

QUN FAYA QUN: Is it really a declaration of unity?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 March) -- On March 18, 2014, in commemoration of the 1968 Jabidah Massacre, members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who claim to be "the pioneer members" headed b ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: Reaffirming Cultural Diversity within the Bangsamoro

QUN FAYA QUN: Reaffirming Cultural Diversity within the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – A few weeks ago, a friend asked me to formulate a cultural plan for the Bangsamoro. This plan will be integrated in the Bangsamoro Peace and Development Agenda. For wh ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: What lies ahead at the end of the tunnel?

QUN FAYA QUN: What lies ahead at the end of the tunnel?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 January) -- On January 25, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) jointly signed the last remaining annex to th ...

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PERSONAL ESSAY: A Muslim Male’s Perspective on Hijab

PERSONAL ESSAY: A Muslim Male’s Perspective on Hijab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 July) – A few weeks ago, just before the end of the month of June, I had a "crazy" argument with a brother in Islam. I call it crazy because he is the last person whom I think ...

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PERSONAL ESSAY: The essence of Ramadhan

PERSONAL ESSAY: The essence of Ramadhan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 July) -- My experience of Ramadhan is centered on my family, the food we eat, and the prayers spent in the mosques for the juma'a, tarawi and tahajud. Our hadith (Traditions o ...

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PERSONAL ESSAY: A letter to Bro. Alber Husin

PERSONAL ESSAY: A letter to Bro. Alber Husin

Dear Brother Alber, Assalamu Alaikum warakmatullahiwabarakathuh! When a member of our family, a relative, or a friend is hurt, my initial reaction has always been to ask them, "sino ang may gawa nito? ...

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