KABACAN, COTABATO—Muslims in Kabacan, North Cotabato held Eidl Fitr congregational prayer on July 17, 2015 (1st day of Sawwal 1436 H.), at the Kabacan Municipal Plaza. The khutba (sermon) was delivered by Sheikh Nasrudin Musa, a foreign graduate of “Da’wah” or preaching course.
Thousands of individuals flocked to the prayer ground. The venue was a courtesy extended with “kanduli” by the incumbent Kabacan Mayor Herlo Guzman, Jr. in the form of packed food distributed to each participant after the congregational prayer.
The religious festivity was led by the Religious Association of Kabacan led by its President Imam Ton Abdulrahman Sansaluna. Also seen in the crowd was Kabacan Municipal Councilor Datu Masla Mantawil who greeted and thanked the crowd for joining the prayer.
The affair was in harmony with the observance by the Muslim Ummah worldwide for the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. The gorgeous crowd was composed of officials of Local Government Unit, traditional leaders, professionals, businessmen, farmers, students, etc.
Sheikh Musa in his sermon said, “The month of Ramadhan that have just ended was a blessing to everybody. It left a colossal triumph against selfishness with corresponding immense reward from the Almighty Allah. It is like a university whose curriculum is not found in any university in the east and west of the globe, neither in the middle-east countries. It taught us the lesson of sacrificing to change ourselves from bad to good, from good to better and from better to best”.
A motorcade was also done on the eve of the festive day where participants engaged in “takbir”.
Security and traffic arrangement extended by the Police of the municipality were nice and laudable as desired by the public that no untoward incident had happened.