Eid’l Adha, also called the “Feast of Sacrifice,” the “Major Festival” or the “Greater Eid,” is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide every year. It is celebrated to honor the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to sacrifice his promised son, Ishmael to follow Allah’s command.
To mark the end of Eid’l Adha on November 27, the SM Group, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts, and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), jointly featured an exhibit of mosques around the Philippines at SM City North Edsa.
The exhibit was based on the book, Masjid/Mosque Architecture: Jewels of Islamic Faith by Dr. Gerard Rey Lico, who also curated the rare display of photographs of more than 50 mosques, which highlight rich Filipino Islamic heritage expressed in the architecture of faith.
A lecture about Philippine Islamic Architecture and Islamic Art also highlighted the event with participants from the University of the East.
Dr. Lico, National Youth Commission officer Baibon Sangid, and MBFI assistant executive director Irene Labitad shared honors at the ribbon cutting ceremony, which also had in attendance SM senior vice president for Marketing Millie Dizon, AVP for Operations Arch. Renee Bacani, and mall manager Hershe Angeles.