There is a growing Muslim community in different parts of the Bulacan. Around those areas, a Mosque is built as a house of worship for Muslims. Below are among the most popular mosques in Bulacan.
List of Popular Mosques in Bulacan
These are the mosques in Bulacan:
- Al Ansar Mosque – Bordador Compound, Saluysoy Road, Meycauayan
- Al Hidaya Muslim Mosque – 155 Kamagong St., Sitio Dupax, Brgy. San Vicente, Malolos City
- Al-Falah Masjid Mosque– Purok 1, NIA Rd, Barangay Parulan, Plaridel
- As Sharief Mosque Jammah Inc. – Zone 2, San Jose del Monte City
- Baliuag Muslim Mosque – Año 1733 Street, Baliuag
- Darul Ehsan Mosque – PAVA Logging Compound, Barangay Graceville, San Jose del Monte City
- Imam Ridha Mosque – Meycauayan City
- Juma Masjid Mosque – Malhacan, Meycauayan City
- Masjid Al Ikhlas Mosque – Norzagaray
- Masjidur Rahmaan Mosque – Tarapiche St., Sitio Panique, Bulakan
With the growing Muslim community in Bulacan, it is important that we all understand the most important religious holidays and celebrations for Muslims. Everyone’s awareness of these feasts helps us to respect our differences and value our diversity. Read about the Holy Month of Ramadan, and the 2 most important Eid holidays for the Muslim faith.
The Holy Month of Ramadan
We have Muslim brothers and sisters celebrating Ramadan. In 2020, Ramadan is set to begin on the 24th of April. This marks the beginning of a month-long spiritual reflection through praying, fasting, and abstaining from sinful behavior. Ramadan is said to be the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims commemorate the first revelation of the Quran, the holy book of Islam, to the Prophet Muhammad.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from sunrise (pag sikat ng araw) to sunset or (paglubog ng araw). Eating and drinking (including water) are prohibited from sunrise to sunset. Muslims believe that fasting cleanses the body. The practice reminds them of the suffering of the poor. They would often go to mosques and pray. As such, expect that there will be more people in the mosques in Bulacan during this time.
According to the bangsamoro.gov.ph website, “Ramadan is a month of worship and contemplation. Every Muslim should prepare themselves to receive blessings from Allah during this month by standing in prayer, asking for Allah’s forgiveness, worship with sincere faith, and hoping for Allah’s reward (in both worlds).”
For the interest of our Muslim brothers and sisters, Bulakenyo.ph pulled the Ramadan Calendar for the year 2020 up to 2024 from calendardate.com
Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast)
At the end of Ramadan, Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of Breaking the Fast. This marks the end of the month-long fasting. Many Muslims attend communal prayers in mosques, listen to a khutba (sermon), and give zakat al–Fitr (charity in the form of food) or Fitrana during Eid al–Fitr. As such, expect that there will be more people in the mosques in Bulacan during this time.
They greet each other Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) or Eid Sa-id (Happy Eid). The proper response to Eid Mubarak is “Khair Mubarak”, which wishes goodness on the person who has greeted you.
This is the Eid al-Fitr in the Philippines Calendar for the year 2020 up to 2024 from TimeandDate.com.
Eid Al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice)
A few months after Eid al-Fitr, Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha or the Festival of the Sacrifice. This is the Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son.
Ibrahim, known as Abraham in the Christian and Jewish traditions, was commanded by God to sacrifice his son. He obeyed and took Ishmael (Ismail or Ismael) to Mount Moriah. Just as he was to sacrifice his older son, an angel stopped him and gave him a ram to sacrifice in place of his son.
In commemoration of this intervention, an animal, usually a calf (‘baka’ in Filipino) or goat (‘kambing’ in Filipino), is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.
For the interest of our Muslim brothers and sisters, Bulakenyo.ph pulled the Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) in Philippines calendar for the year 2020 up to 2024 from TimeandDate.com
We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. If you find a mistake, please let us know. Let us know as well of other mosques in Bulacan.