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The Basis for the Title of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere

The idea of writing a novel came out when Rizal realized that Filipinos were almost an unknown nation in Europe. In Madrid they mistaken to be Chinese. “Street urchins ran after them shouting ‘Chink! Chink!’ And indeed, half in self-mockery, half in defiance, the Filipinos in Madrid referred to one another as ‘slit-eyed Chinese’” (Leon Ma. Guerrero, The First Filipino).

EID’L ADHA: The Feast of Sacrifice

The story of Ibrahim (Abraham) is also recorded in the book of Genesis of the Jewish and Christian Bible. There are differences though, such as, in Islamic belief the son is Ishmael not Isaac, while in Christian tradition the name of the father is Abraham not Ibrahim.