Polytechnic University of the Philippines
College of Accountancy
QUIAPO GOLDEN MOSQUE
MARAYA, Charlene L.
PACAO, Nova Kristeta G.
Prof. Fe Lina Salting
We wish to thank our friends whose support have been unfailing; to our respondents, H. Abdulrahim Marmaya, H. Ali Aganta, Mojib Dimapundug, Macsud Abdulfatah and Mano Masacal for help and cooperation with the research, for providing the information we needed; to our professor, Mrs. Fe Lina M. Salting, for providing our research topic, for giving us knowledge and guiding us in conducting the research. Most of all, we thank the Almighty God, for giving us strength and faith to make this a success.
Our research will focus on the history and how was the Quiapo Golden Mosque constructed. In connection with this, we will also discuss the various beliefs and rituals of Muslims.
II. QUIAPO GOLDEN MOSQUE
A. HISTORY OF THE QUIAPO GOLDEN MOSQUE
There is a mosque at Quiapo, Manila because of Khadaffi. First Lady Imelda Marcos invited him to visit Philippines but he said, he can’t visit without a mosque being built. By then, the Quiapo Golden Mosque was constructed for the Muslims especially visitors to pray at. (H. Abdulrahim Marmaya)
It is further explained in an article that when the spanish landed in Manila, they already witnessed that though majority of the residents of Maynila at that time is pagan, the royal court is dominantly Islamic. The leaders that time was Rajah Matanda and Rajah Soliman.
The later independence and the Mindanao Migrations to the North caused Islamic comeback in Metro Manila. In 1976, there was a signing of the Tripoli Agreement between the MNLF and the Marcos Government. By then, Libyan Leader Muammar Ghadaffi planned to visit Philippines which made Imelda Marcos build a mosque very near the Nazareno. The state visit did not push through and Mosques cannot be demolished once it is... [continues]
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