Shari’ah Bar passers hailed

Supreme Court Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao addressed the 156 passers of the 2022 Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations as they took their oath before the Supreme Court en banc Tuesday at the Session Hall of the Supreme Court of the Philippines in Manila.

Dimaampao lauded the new counselors, underscoring that their having passed the examinations held earlier this year in March speaks volumes, not only about their grasp of the fundamentals of Shari’ah, but also to demonstrate patience, perseverance and humility.

“These qualities will certainly be your guiding beacons as you embark on your own professional endeavors and take on cases before Shari’ah courts,” Dimaampao said.

He also noted that it is an opportune time to join the country’s growing roster of Shari’ah practitioners, adding that “with the imprimatur of the Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo, and the support of my esteemed colleagues, the Supreme Court has commenced a slate of programs that aim, among others, to enhance the Shari’ah legal system and to enrich Islamic jurisprudence, including the revision of special rules of procedures in the Shari’ah courts and the formal integration of the Shari’ah Bar of the Philippines, and the holding of the First National Shari’ah Summit earlier next year.”

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