Embracing Unity: Marcos Joins Muslim Community in Observing Isra Wal Mi’raj
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. participated in the observance of Isra Wal Mi’raj alongside the Muslim community. This significant event commemorates the miraculous journey and ascension of the Prophet Muhammad, offering profound insights and spiritual lessons for believers.
Isra Wal Mi’raj holds deep significance in Islamic tradition, symbolizing Prophet Muhammad’s spiritual journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascension to the heavens. For Muslims worldwide, it serves as a reminder of faith, resilience, and divine intervention.
President Marcos’ Message of Unity
President Marcos extended heartfelt sentiments to the Muslim community, emphasizing the shared values of faith, courage, and optimism. He underscored the importance of unity in diversity, acknowledging the contributions of Muslim Filipinos to the nation’s cultural tapestry.
The President’s participation in Isra Wal Mi’raj exemplifies his commitment to fostering an inclusive society where people of all faiths are respected and valued. By joining in the observance, he demonstrates solidarity with the Muslim community and reaffirms their right to religious freedom.
A part of his speech- “As one of the most celebrated events in Islam, the night journey and ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) gives a perfect picture of the rewards that our Muslim brothers and sisters may reap by having faith in the All-Hearing and All-Seeing Allah,” the President said.
“More than that, the narrative also magnifies the glory and might of Allah who revealed, during this difficult and perilous journey, the virtue of pursuing righteousness and the incomparable prize that awaits us when we remain true and devoted to our faith and our convictions,” he added.
Spiritual Reflection and Guidance
Isra Wal Mi’raj provides an opportunity for spiritual reflection and introspection, encouraging believers to draw inspiration from Prophet Muhammad’s journey. It serves as a reminder of the transformative power of faith and the enduring message of hope in times of adversity.
Strengthening National Cohesion
President Marcos’ gesture of unity resonates deeply in a diverse and multicultural society like the Philippines. By acknowledging and honoring religious observances across different faiths, he fosters greater understanding, respect, and harmony among citizens.