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Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu, fresh from conducting a humanitarian mission for victims of typhoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas, is officiating their wedding.
Mangudadatu said he agreed to marry the couple under Presidential Decree 1083 (Muslim Family Code of the Philippines) after the popular singer, Ferdinand Pascua Aguilar in real life, agreed to embrace Islam.
Under the country’s civil code, persons below the legal age of 18 years would not qualify for marriage.
In Islamic Shariah Law, however, qualification for matrimony is reckoned on the first menstrual day of the bride as exemplified in the marriage of Prophet Mohammad and Aisha, who was about 16-years-old then.
Mangudadatu said he has known Aguilar since 2011 because of his inclination to embrace Islam even prior to meeting Albao.
“It will be his accountability to God,” the governor said when asked about the possibility of Aguilar’s bid to become Muslim “for personal convenience.”
But prominent residents in Maguindanao, two of them related to Mangudadatu, aired reservations on Aguilar’s “conversion to Islam at this controversial stage.”
“One conservative Muslim group perceived as possible act of monafiq (hypocrite),” Khadaffy, a local elected official, said.
Fatima, a Muslim businesswoman, commented: “Bakit naman ganyan ang idol ko (Aguilar)?”
Noted for his utmost humanitarian traits, Mangudadatu said his solemnization of Aguilar’s wedding would happen after the singer shall have performed formal conversion process, citing his humanitarian principle in life.
“While alive, I would want to help people in distress, with sole intent to reap any reward in the life hereafter…I have experienced the pangs of distress when I lost my wife, sisters, and friends in the (November 23, 2009) massacre…”
Unknown to many, the governor has been sponsoring the hospitalization of sick ordinary folk and school studies of hundreds of poor children, spending several thousands of pesos, Kagi Nasser Dilangalen, his close-in escort, said.