Islamic scholars urge to expedite Bangsamoro Law

Muftis (Islamic law interpreters) and Ulama (Islamic scholars) urge the Philippine Congress to expedite the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with its original substance as mutually agreed

Islamic scholars urge to expedite Bangsamoro Law

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Muslim religious leaders gathered at the 2nd National Muftis and Ulama Summit at Davao City on June 7 issued a joint resolution reminding the national legislators of the government’s thrust - promoting and maintaining its policy on observing peace and renouncing war with other states, and takes diplomatic and peaceful resolution to end the conflicts.

After the meeting they made a statement that urged Philippines government to expedite the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with its original substance as mutually agreed  between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

“The Muslims have inhabited the Philippines prior to the advent of Christianity and have practiced unique cultures and traditions enshrined in their divine scripture and teachings of their Holy Prophet, peculiar from Christian majority,” the resolution stated.

The religious scholars stressed, “By blood and spirit, the Muslims have defended to preserve their cultural identity and religious creed and practices in the belief that this is the only way that guarantees them true peace and salvation in this world and the hereafter.”

They also noted that the Moro National Liberation Front and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are the vanguards to preserve their cultural identity and the religious profession of the Muslims in general and Bangsamoro in particular who are always seeking freedom and self-determination in their spiritual and cultural dimensions, Luwaran news reported.

The group said the BBL is the manifestation of the Bangsamoro self-determination to preserve their cultural identity and religious belief and the legitimate agreement to promote and preserve peace in Bangsamoro region.

“The proposed BBL is consistent with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) has been crafted after series of public massive consultations across and with diverse stakeholders” the resolution said.

The measure which is now in the hands of the lawmakers for enactment into law is hoped to be passed before June 11.

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