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The UP Institute of Islamic Studies Tops the 2016 Shari’a Bar Examination

The Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) of the University of the Philippines Diliman tops the 2016 Shari’a Bar Examinations conducted last January 24 and 31, 2016 by the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

IIS graduate students Ms. Johayra A. Datlan ranked 1st place with an average score of 86.10% and Mr. Camar M. Bato placed 8th with an average score of 81.55%.

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Affirmation of the 8th Dean of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies

 

Dean Morados signed her contract as the new dean as witnessed by UPD Chancellor Michael Tan, her immediate family members (by the background), and the audiences.

UPD Chancellor Michael Tan initiated the affirmation rites of Asst. Prof. Macrina A. Morados as the 8th Dean of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies. It was held at the Salam Conference Hall, Romulo Hall Building in UP Diliman, Quezon City last March 30, 2016. It was attended by some dignitaries, UPD officials, IIS Faculty Member, IIS students, IIS academic Institutional partners for our interfaith program, other Non-governmental organizations and some leaders of the Muslim communities in Metro Manila. For this occasion, we are pleased to share Dean Morados’ acceptance speech:

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HIJAB by Dr. Michael L. Tan (UPD Chancellor)

 

A Hijab Booth picture of participants.

If there’s anything that symbolizes the gap between Muslims and Christians, it is the hijab, or head veil.

On a Catholic woman, it elicits respect, with meanings of sanctity and honor, from Catholics and often from people of other faiths as well, including Muslims in Mindanao who may have benefited from the education given by various Catholic women religious (notably the Religious of the Virgin Mary).

On a Muslim woman, for fellow Muslims, it, too, elicits respect, representing modesty and an expression of faith. Sadly, for Christians, it sometimes brings out bias and prejudice. Read more

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