In a momentous event for Filipino Muslims and their families, 71 successful passers of the 2020 Special Bar Examinations for the Shari’ah Courts took oath virtually on March 23, 2021. The online oath-taking ceremony was administered by Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta through En Banc Clerk of Court Atty. Edgar O. Aricheta.


As the Philippines implements legal pluralism, Sha’riah or Islamic Law remains as a significant part of the law of the land and is exclusively for Muslims. Every year, thousands of aspiring Muslims enroll and take up special subjects focused on Sha’riah and Islamic Jurisprudence. 


The success of the newly registered Sha’riah lawyers marks another achievement for the nation as they serve as an inspiration for all young Muslims in the country.