WAQF CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.


This foundation is a religious charity that is neither political partisan nor sectarian. Its belief is based upon the tradition of the prophet, as transmitted through the righteous forefathers.

This foundation was established in 2010 by Islamic Scholars, imams and preachers in the Philippines, led by brother Abulkhair B. Dimasimpun. It then expanded their charitable efforts from 2014 to 2017 to enter into a mutual cooperation and support relationship with benefactors from the beloved State of Qatar.

This charity is a legitimate foundation, registered with the Government of the Philippines in 2014 under license No.: 201429755

OBJECTIVES:

1. Providing charitable services, assistance and relief for those in need and those affected by disasters, whether natural or military.
2. Supporting learning, educational and Da’wah (proselytizing) services for communities, lacking the material resources to build schools, mosques and Qur’an memorization centers.
3. Cooperating and coordinating with charities inside the Philippines and abroad, and exchanging useful experiences with them in order to provide high quality charity services.
4. Receiving local and international donations, wills and gifts then distributing them to the deserving beneficiaries.
5. Printing and publishing religious books, distributing the Holy Qur’an, received from the Islamic institution in the Gulf States.
6. Holding Islamic lectures, seminars and get together in various parts of the Philippines, encouraging outstanding students and researchers by providing material rewards monthly or annually or paying their school tuition

MISSION.

The call to Almighty Allah his most honorable act as it’s the mission of the prophets, messengers and the righteous people who come after them. Alleviating the concerns and burdens of Muslims is the work of benefactors, in the hope that Almighty Allah shall in return alleviate their concerns and burdens on the Day of Resurrection. Following the example of the Prophet, peace be upon him, faithfully is a major reason to make our acts acceptable by Almighty Allah, so we closely follow the Sunnah in all our acts, hoping to gain Allah’s favor, satisfaction and acceptance, by working in the spirit of co-operation, understanding that Almighty Allah shall bless any work performed by the community of believers with success.

 


Brief History of Islam and Muslims in the Philippines


Muslim People in the Philippines

The Muslims of the Philippines formed the first organized human community in this country. When the fleet of geographical exploration expedition,led by “Magellan, reached the Philippine islands in 1521, Magellan was met by fierce resistance from Muslims and was eventually killed in a battle on the island of Mactan by a Muslim leader called “Lapu-Lapu”.

The Philippine authorities believe that Islam has been in the Philippines for more than six centuries. A ceremony was held in Manila to mark the 600th anniversary of the arrival of Islam in the Philippines. The Muslim people of the Philippines are known as the “Moro people”.

Historical studies have confirmed the important roleplayed by the emirates in the Philippines, in Islamic proselytizing, clarifying the teachings of the Islam, and showing its legislative advantages and the ease of its teachings in all parts of the Philippines.

 

Islands 7107
Area 3000 square kilometers
 Population  102 million
 Religion  Catholic, Islam
 Capital  Manillay( Amanullah)
 Government Republican
Independence 1898
 Currency Peso
 Race Malay

The Muslim population of the Philippines consists of thirteen tribes, scattered among the Celebes (Sulawesi) Islands and the Mindanao territory. These tribes are the ones who have not surrendered to the Spanish and Japanese colonialism; it’s called Bangsamoro .

Bangsamoro 

Bangsamoro means: the people of Moro.

Moro: This is the name given by Magellan to the Muslims in the Philippines, probably derived from Morocco, where Magellan passed through on his way to the Philippines and where he was greatly impressed by Moroccan courage and fervor, so he called Muslims Moros, a name he derived from the word (Morocco), Which is the English word for the Arab Maghreb, as a tribute to the Moroccans.

Bangsamoro witnessed the heyday of Islamic civilization. There, Islamic kingdoms were established and supported the extension of Islam to 26 regions in the southern Philippines and in the Solo Archipelago.

The southern region of Lanao Del Sur and the city of Marawi, where the foundation is located, are considered as a new Islamic outpost in the Philippines, because of its superiority to other regions in terms of sheer population size, the number of Islamic scholars and preachers and the large number of mosques and universities and Islamic centers and institutions.

Spanish Colonization of the Philippines.

The Spanish tried to destroy the Islamic Emirates in the southern Philippines but they were met with ferocious Islamic resistance. When they failed to eliminate Islam in the south and occupy its areas, the Spaniards turned north, conquering other Muslim-held islands. The Muslims fell under the control of the Spanish government, which erased all signs of Islam in the north, leaving nothing to indicate its past Islamic heritage except vestiges that history preserved in scattered areas.

The Muslims in the south remained steadfast in their religion and declared secession of the south from the north and the central regions. Resistance against the Spanish continued until they were finally driven out of the Philippines in 1898.

According to historical sources of the Muslim Moro people, the United States did recognize the independence of the Islamic islands in the southern Philippines in a number of treaties concluded between the two sides. Muslims in the south fought the Japanese occupation, providing valuable assistance to the US forces until the surrender of Japan in 1945. The Philippines came under the control of the United States of America until it withdrew the following year, The Philippines became an independent state.

After the independence of the Philippines, Muslims sought their independence. This issue saw a great many twists and turns and was even the subject of frequent discussions in many international Islamic forums until a treaty was finally signed between the Government of the Philippines and the Muslim Moro people. The agreement, signed in Tripoli, Libya in 1976 under the auspices of the Organization of The Islamic Conference, provided for an autonomous rule forthe Muslim Moro people … and Allah knows best.

 

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