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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Peal the PEACE BELLS for VEILS: Let Our MUSLIM WOMEN LIve in P E A C E !

Join and Sign UP!

Support of the NIQAAB of our TEN  Mutanaqqibat from UZ-Zamboanga City!
Supplicate to ALLAH for a Government Policy to Fulfill their Right To ENROLL and Be EDUCATED!
Aameen Ya Rabb!



COORDINATORS:
Davao City @ BANGKAL MUSLIM VILLAGE: Warina 09158712533;
For Basilan and Tawi-Tawi: MADARIS-ARMM USEC ALZAD SATTAR 09162488717
Cotabato: IMAN President SHERJAN KALIM, MD, 09176035443;  
SULU: Nourunnisah Ameera Nur-In Hapas, 09173128886;
Manila: ALNAJIB MAUJON, 09152205117; 
RIYADH: GAMSON M. QUIJANO, +966508313520;  
DOHA, QATAR: ALMADZHAR JUNDAM and SHAYKH BENHAR YUSOP;  
ZAMBOANGA CITY: SHUHADA: 09166084162;
NCMF-R9a HIJABIST DESK: ATTY YASER APION, 09177102974;  
HAN PRES. SHAYKH ZAYD OCFEMIA.09155270673
HAN ISLAMIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANT: ALEEM JAMAL S. MUNIB, 09268270980 Director, DAVAO COMPREHENSIVE MADARIS and NUCP Pres.



PRESS RELEASE

Alhamdulillaah! We, Muslims, are thankful for the Ultimate Sacred Gift of Peace from ALLAH--- ISLAM. Every second of a Muslim life must be dedicated to peace, not only on special days and special months. Allaahu Akbar!

          Muslims all come together in peace five times each day during our obligatory prayers and salatuj jumuah every Friday but of course the month of September must never be an exception. We resonate with the United Nations clarion proclaiming that the impact of PEACE to the rest of mankind is indeed immense.

          For PEACE DAY 2012 on September 21st, we join the UN commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples by starting in our local indigenous roots. Indeed, September 21 is a day that will serve as a reminder to all peoples that the Muslim Ummah, just as like UN with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve humanity as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace. We resonate with this UN call because Islam is a comprehensive peaceful way of life for its faithful believers.

          We commend the Philippine Government for Proclamation 675 declaring September as the Month of Peace Consciousness. It is timely and relevant that this year’s theme is: “Ikaw, Ako, Tayo, Magkakaiba, Nagkakaisa sa Kapayapaan” as much as we laud the UN for creating the International Day of Peace with this year’s theme: “A Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future”.

          In this connection, we want to join OPAPP in its national peace campaign as well as the UN in its devotion to worldwide peace. Together with the rest of mankind, we are encouraged to work and cooperate towards this UN goal.

          Nonetheless, OPAPP and the Philippine Government must be aware that as we strive to SUSTAIN and uphold peace, all stakeholders must collaborate in a concerted effort to END any acts that repudiate PEACE. INDEED, where there is suppression and injustice, there will be spiral of violence. Among such acts that repudiate sustainable peace are religious intolerance and discrimination particularly committed in some schools, universities, colleges, hospitals as well as agencies such as the NBI, DFA, and CSC particularly in  Zamboanga Peninsula and other parts of the Philippines such as Cebu and Manila which impact on the human security of Muslim Filipino women.
          Alarmingly, this violation of religious freedom gravely affects and delimits Muslims’ free access to education as much as right to means of income and livelihood. As such, it has become a Human Security as much as a Peace issue --- in the context of freedom from want and freedom from fear.

          Whereas the Philippine government and OPAPP are resilient in its continuing efforts for a just and lasting peace, the violation of these substantive rights in Zamboanga Peninsula is in effect ENDANGERING instead of ENGENDERING the PEACEFULNESS and SECURITY that according to OPAPP Secretary Deles are being felt and recognized not just by our people, but also by the international community.

          Thus, the focus of our local peace event is a series of peace rally cum symposia to PEAL The PEACE Bells for VEILS: Let Our Muslim Women Live in PEACE!

          We call for justice for the 10 Mutanaqqibat (niqaab-wearing students) who were denied Enrolment in UZ as of 1st semester Sy 2012-13! We invoke the government to protect and fulfill their Right to Education vis a vis Right to Religious Freedom by implementing existing laws, legal memoranda and other issuances; We call for Justice for all HRV victims on hijaab and niqaab.  We call for interfaith dialogue, Human Rights Education as well as Islamic Education for Muslim Filipinos in the Philippines.
          PEAL The PEACE Bells for those in JAIL because justice is denied them! PEAL The PEACE Bells for those who mysteriously disappeared! PEAL The PEACE Bells to Sustain Freedom from Want and Freedom from FEAR! PEAL The PEACE Bells and Pray: NEVER TO MARTIAL LAW AGAIN! PEAL The PEACE Bells to STOP PROTRACTED WAR IN MINDANAO! PEAL The PEACE Bells and FEEL the INNER PEACE that FILLS each HEART regardless of creed, race, religious faiths, and gender!

          PEAL The PEACE Bells for VEILS: Let Our Muslim Women Live in PEACE!
          Together as one unified body let us SUSTAIN the MOMENTUM of our PEACE STRUGGLE! Aameen Ya Rabb!

Warina Sushil A. Jukuy
Secretary-General
Hijaab-Niqaab Advocacy Network (HAN)

COORDINATORS:
Davao City @ BANGKAL MUSLIM VILLAGE: Warina 09158712533;
For Basilan and Tawi-Tawi: MADARIS-ARMM USEC ALZAD SATTAR 09162488717
Cotabato: IMAN President SHERJAN KALIM, MD, 09176035443; SULU: Nourunnisah Ameera Nur-In Hapas, 09173128886;
Manila: ALNAJIB MAUJON, 09152205117; RIYADH: GAMSON M. QUIJANO, +966508313520; DOHA, QATAR: ALMADZHAR JUNDAM and SHAYKH BENHAR YUSOP; ZAMBOANGA CITY: SHUHADA: 09166084162;
NCMF-R9a HIJABIST DESK: ATTY YASER APION, 09177102974; HAN PRES. SHAYKH ZAYD OCFEMIA.09155270673
HAN ISLAMIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANT: ALEEM JAMAL S. MUNIB, 09268270980 Director, DAVAO COMPREHENSIVE MADARIS and NUCP Pres.