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Qiyamul Layl in Taguig City: A first for UVPN

Bismillah.
For years, the United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) had been conducting one of its major activities every Ramadhan which is very  well known as “Qiyamul Layl”. The program which is usually scheduled within the last ten days of Ramadhan, starts with a series of Islamic lectures after Tarawih prayer and ends with the participants praying tahajjud and eating shuhur together. This great event started in the Ramadhan of 2006 in Sultan Kudarat and was widely accepted and participated by many—from high school students to members of the community. Since then, every year UVPN have been working on and improving the Qiyamul Layl in Sultan Kudarat as a collaborative effort of the Muslim youth to anticipate and prepare for the greatest night in Ramadhan that may come only once every year: the Laylatul Qadr or the Night of Power.  
This year though, is different. For Alhamdulillah, UVPN had finally implemented two sets of Qiyamul Layl: one in Kutawato (Cotabato) and the other one, in Taguig City which is a first time for UVPN.
The UVPN Qiyamul Layl 2013, with the theme: “Self Reformation: a gateway to Peace and Progress” was held last August 2, 2013 (25th day of Ramadhan) at the Green Mosque Compound, IRM Road, New Bicutan, Taguig City. It was well participated by more than 200 people from the nearby Muslim community. The four sets of lectures delivered by three great Islamic lecturers done during the program had a great impact on the audiences. The community was indeed grateful that such kind of activity started in their place, and they hope these kinds of activities initiated by the youths will continue.
The Qiyamul Layl in Taguig City made possible through the great blessings of Allah and the efforts of not just the few UVPN members in the area but also due to the efforts, support and contribution of many volunteers and Muslim brothers and sisters in the area. Without them, indeed the success of the program will remain as a dream. The UVPN in Taguig and Manila—and the UVPN family as a whole—is indeed grateful to the following people/groups: the Imam in Green Mosque, Imam Abdulhamid; the IRM Tambayanyouth volunteers; the Abo Family; the the Ponga Sisters; Mr. and Mrs. Compania; the Basman Family for the LCD Projector; Dr. Abdullah from UPCM; our three lecturers namely Hasim Iskak, Ustadz Abdurrahim Masdal, and Ustadz Abdulhamid Pigkawlan; and all the participants from the community during the said event.

May Allah reward us all for all the efforts we did for His sake. May Allah continue to shower His blessings to the Muslim Ummah, especially the Muslim youths. Ameen.
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UVPN in Taguig and some Youth Volunteers

GRAND QIYAMUL LAYL SYMPOSIUM 2011

[NOTE: Actual Documentations of the Grand Qiyamul Layl will be posted soon, InshaAllah. This post is the Project Rationale before the program was held]

The United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) is an organization composed of enthused and empowered Moro youth leaders from the areas of Basilan, Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Maguindanao, Palawan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga who are united and committed to voice out and act together for the enlightenment, empowerment and development of the Bangsamoro people in order to attain ALLAH S.W.T.’s Pleasure, Forgiveness and Mercy that will give way to the true face of PEACE and PROGRESS in Southern Philippines. Since its establishment in 2005, UVPN has been very active in upholding its noble advocacy through conducting Islamic Seminars and Symposiums, Leadership Trainings, Dialogues and Outreach Programs in different Moro communities with the sole intention of Pleasing ALLAH S.W.T.


Recognizing the efficacy of the Holy Month of Ramadhan in inculcating the divine importance of “Tawbat” or self-reformation among Muslim believers, the UVPN will be holding its Grand Qiyamul Layl Symposium 2011 with the theme: “Self-Reformation: A Gateway to Peace and Progress” on August 27-28, 2011. 8:30pm-4:00am at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy-Annex Compound, Cotabato City. It is an annual grand activity being undertaken by the organization which aims to make the Bangsamoro people aware of the significant role of self-reformation being taught by Ramadhan in attaining peace and progress in Southern Philippines and to promote a spirit of unity, social responsibility and leadership among them in order to bring about effective and sustainable actions as response to many problems confronting them and various misconceptions against the Muslim Ummah as a whole. This event has been annually held within the last ten days of Ramadhan, wherein the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) can be witnessed by every Muslim (as in the Hadith of our Prophet, S.A.W). The event will be participated by hundreds of Muslims in doingibadaah (worship) together for one night. The highlights of the activity are: praying Salatu At-Taraweeh together, Islamic Symposium, Qur’an Reading, praying Salatu At-Tahajjud together; and having Shuhr together.. This is a great avenue for our people, young and old, to work for the sake of Allah in Unity and in Harmony.



We are humbly asking assistance from our generous brothers and sisters by means of donating any amount of financial aid that we can use to defray our expenses. Next to Almighty ALLAH S.W.T.’s Grace and Mercy, we believe that your generosity will greatly help in making this event a success.

The following are the Objectives of this Program:


General Objectives:
• To make the Bangsamoro people aware of the significant role of self-reformation being taught by Ramadhan in attaining peace and progress in Southern Philippines.
• To promote a spirit of unity, social responsibility and leadership among them in order to bring about effective and sustainable actions as response to many problems confronting them and various misconceptions against the Muslim Ummah as a whole.

Specific Objectives: 

The participants are expected:

• To have strong Taqwa and Aqeedah for them to behave in such manners as described in the Holy Teachings of ISLAM;
• To re-echo to their families the significant teachings they will learn from the activity;
• To help in the promotion in their communities of the complete and absolute practice of ISLAM as a way of life; and
• To help in the eradication of various misconceptions on ISLAM among non-Muslims by dealing with them in righteous ways as encouraged in the Holy Qur’an.


For more information please contact the following:

Hamodi Tiboron                          09194857979  email: hamodi_16@yahoo.com
Jelfaad  Salik                              09169421065, email: jelly_fahd@yahoo.com
Fairoz Abdulkadir
(Finance Committee Head)            09053801384, email: roz_589@yahoo.com