Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines-Diliman


Ramadan is considered the most sacred month of the year. With a renewed spirit to promote solidarity among Muslims and non-Muslims on the Campus, IIS offers iftar programs and Eid congregational prayers which became a tradition of the UP Muslim community.  Through this, Muslim faculty members, staff, students, guests, non-Muslim friends, and visitors from neighboring Muslim communities around Quezon City partake in the Ramadan and Eid celebrations as one family.


In previous years, iftars at the IIS were sponsored by some of its various partner institutions such as NGOs (International Committee of the Red Cross), Embassies (Embassy of Qatar in Manila, Saudi Arabia Embassy in Manila), Interfaith Organizations, and other Muslim groups/organizations (Harmony and Wisdom Foundation).


Eid is a joyous Muslim celebration. Eid al Fitr is the feast of the breaking of the fast and marks the end of Ramadan, a month when adult Muslims fast. Eid’l Adha on the other hand, is the feast of the sacrifice and is celebrated just over two months after Eid al-Fitr, at the same time when many Muslims perform Hajj Pilgrimage.  

Source: What is Eid? What is the difference between Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha? – BBC Newsround

IIS organizes the annual Eid congregational prayers during Eid al-Fitr and Eid’l Adha. This is usually attended by around 500 to 700 Muslim individuals, members of the UP Diliman community, with their respective families and friends.