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Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr: From fasting to feasting

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are two important occasions in Muslim lives that begin and end with the appearance of the new moon.

In the Hijrah lunar calendar which Muslims follow, Ramadan is the ninth and considered the most blessed month of the year. It precedes the month of Sha’ban.

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2016 Ramadhan Iftar Program

Close to a hundred individuals from the UP Muslim community that include students, faculty members, administrative and security staff attended the month long Iftar Program held at the Romulo Hall. It was sponsored by Diyanet, a Turkish Foundation, in partnership with the IIS.

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Statement of Support from the University of the Philippines-Institute of Islamic Studies for His Excellency President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

The Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni of the University of the Philippines’ Institute of Islamic Studies (UP-IIS) in Diliman, Quezon City express their support for His Excellency President RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE and his Administration on his declaration to pursue joint peace talks with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and for acknowledging the historical injustices committed on the Bangsamoro people. This, we believe, will foster national healing, unity, development and progress in the country.

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