Tabligh gathering set in Recodo June 23-24 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 13:10

The Tabligh Islamic Religious Movement will hold a gathering in Recodo from June 23-24 in a bid to advocate peace, unity, and development in the communities of Zamboanga City.

“Actually, the main purpose of the activity will be purely a religious activity,” said Professor Jawali Mandain of the Tabligh Movement-Zamboanga, who was on hand during the press briefing at City Hall, Monday, to present an overview of the two-day activity.

Geared primarily towards self-rectification along the practices of Islamic religion, the gathering will also organized to visit and reach out to the different mosques and masjids within the City, and if possible to neighboring communities and areas outside the country, to promote the revival of the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the spiritual development of individuals, said Mandain.

The objective of the gathering is to transform Muslims into productive and law-abiding citizens of the country through the inculcation of faith in God, moral values, and spirit of service to fellowmen and country.

Around 700 – 1000 participants will be joining the two-day gathering, with majority coming from Zamboanga City. Delegations from the Sibugay province, Sibuco, Sirawai, and Siocon, will also be joining the Tabligh.

Towards this end, the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Task Force Zamboanga (TFZ) will be implementing strict security measures. According to PCI Ariel Huesca, Public Safety Command Chief, checkpoint operations will be intensified, and the security forces in the City will be closely coordinating with their counterparts from neighboring provinces to ensure the safe and peaceful conduct of the activity.

Meanwhile, Mayor Beng Climaco enjoined the public to pray for the conduct of the Tabligh Movement in the City. “Ta pidi kita con el public to pray for this peaceful and successful mission to guide the Zamboangueño community,” said Climaco. — Jasmine Mohammadsali