TIMELINE OF STEPS TAKEN AGAINST COVID-19 BY ACJU
- 01.29 - Media Release –English, Sinhala, Tamil
Let us pray for those who are affected by the Coronavirus epidemic
- 03.12 – Poster - Tamil
Seeking protection against deadly diseases like Corona – Supplications (Duas) to be recited. https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1237985313416339456 -
- 03.12 – Media Release - Tamil
Protecting ourselves from the Corona Virus epidemic.
- 03.13 – Media Release - Tamil
Recitation of ‘Kunooth’ in the five daily prayers, seeking protection from the Corona Virus.
- 03.13 - Twitter Message -Tamil
Request to shorten the Khuthba Sermon for 15 Minutes
- 03.15 – Twitter Messages – Tamil, Sinhala, English
Announcement to suspend all public gatherings at Mosques including Jumu’ah and daily congregational prayers.
- 03.15 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English,
A Request to the Muslim Community of Sri Lanka to refrain from conducting public gatherings, Friday Jumu’ah and daily congregational prayers at Mosques until further notice.
Tamil - https://bit.ly/2RMawwE
Sinhala - https://bit.ly/2xCr5Ec
English - https://bit.ly/2RPdrEC
- 03.15 - Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English
Guidelines to be observed to prevent the spreading of Corona Virus.
- 03.16 – Poster – Tamil, English
Extracts from the Statement issued on 15.03.2020 regarding Corona Virus
- 03.16 – Poster – Tamil, English
Announcement of Special Hotline services by ACJU, for clarifications on ‘Covid-19 Guidelines’ and related Fatwa queries.
- 03.17 – Poster – Tamil, English
Observing fasts and praying for the quick recovery of the victims of Covid-19
- 03.18 – Poster – Trilingual
Note of Gratitude to all those who are striving towards the eradication of Covid-19 epidemic, risking their own lives, especially to the officials of the Defense and Health Sectors. Trilingual - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1240234109076557829
- 03.19 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English,
Let’s honor the time of Jumu’ah and engage in acts of worship at home
- 03.23 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English
Abiding by the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health with responsibility.
Tamil - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1868-2020-03-23-15-52-10
Audio Message – Tamil
The above message was conveyed by Ash Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohamed, Deputy President of ACJU - https://youtu.be/auMGyan2UNA
- 03.23 – Media Release – Tamil, English
Help those in need and attain the mercy of Allah
- 03.24 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English
A message to the ACJU District & Divisional Branches on initiating and engaging in ‘Relief Aid’ efforts by obtaining the relevant permission from the local Government authorities.
Video Message (Tamil) on the above by Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak -
- 03.24 – Letter – English
‘Regarding the burial of the Janaza of Muslim COVID-19 victims’- A Letter was sent to HE President, Hon. PM, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva - Head of the Corona Prevention Unit.
- 03.25 – Meeting
A delegation including the Members of the ACJU, had a meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), with regard to providing guidance and awareness to the Muslim community on abiding by the rules during Curfew and following the regulations of quarantine, at the Police Head Quarters.
- 03.25 – Audio Message – Tamil
‘An Appeal to help those in Need’ by Ash Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohamed – Vice President of ACJU. Audio - https://youtu.be/gYmGOmc-t-I
- 03.27 - Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English
Guidelines to be observed regarding the final rites of a Muslim during this period.
- 03.27 - Video Message – Tamil (Audio broadcasted in SLBC).
Guidance to the Muslim Community on spiritual aspects and abiding by the instructions of the authorities in these critical situations, by Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe.
- 03.28 - Media Conference – Tamil, Sinhala, English
A joint media conference held with the participation of ACJU, MRCA, Waqf Board.
Video - https://youtu.be/LvkcY1ilUHk
- 03.29 - Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English
An important announcement jointly issued by Sri Lanka Police Headquarters and ACJU
Tamil - https://youtu.be/pawB4W2vXUU
Sinhala - https://youtu.be/wXuEBtkhFYk-
English - https://youtu.be/SJlIHJoX-qA -
- 03.29 – Media Release – Tamil, English
ACJU Condemns the Performance of Religious Activities Congregationally and Spreading of False Rumors
- 03.30 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala
Islamic Ruling pertaining to performing the final rites of the Janaza of COVID – 19 victims.
Video Message (Tamil) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32M89cUvlyI
- 03.30 – Video Message - Tamil
‘Guidelines on abiding by the regulations during Curfew and during the curfew break’, conveyed by Ash Shaikh Abdul Khaliq, Vice President of ACJU.
Video - https://youtu.be/9vIczgXX96k
- 03.31 – Meeting
A delegation including members of ACJU, had a meeting with Commander of the SL Army - Lt. General Shavendra Silva, with regard to disposal of deceased bodies of COVID-19 victims, at the Army Headquarters.
- 03.31 – Meeting
A delegation including the Members of the ACJU, had a meeting with the Hon. Minister of Health, Madam Pavithra Wanniararchchi, with regard to disposal of deceased bodies of COVID-19 victims, at the Ministry of Health.
- 03.31 - TV Discussion - Tamil
Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe, President of ACJU provided a clarification with regard to the final rites of the Negombo COVID-19 victim and the actions taken by different parties including ACJU, on the autopsy of the Janaza.
- 03.31 – Letter – English
Regarding the burial of the Janaza of Muslim COVID-19 victims’, a letter was sent to HE President, Hon. Prime Minister, Head of the Corona Prevention Unit – Lt. General Shavendra Silva, Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Dr. Anil Jasinghe
- 03.31 – Video Message – Tamil
A message on ‘Minimizing the spread of Corona Virus’ was conveyed by Ash Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohammed, Deputy President of ACJU.
Video - https://youtu.be/i-pn-WnESiU
- 04.01 – Audio Announcement – Sinhala
A message on, ‘The duty of all citizens to obey the rule of the country in curbing the Corona Virus epidemic’ was delivered by Ash Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid, Asst. General Secretary of ACJU.
Audio - https://youtu.be/j0HpP1Ad2X0
- 04.01 - Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English,
ACJU expresses its disappointment with regard to revising the method of disposal of the COVID-19 bodies
- 04.02 – Twitter Message – Tamil, English
Requesting to perform the ‘Ghaib’ Janaza prayers for the victims of COVID-19.
- 04.02 – Meeting
Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe, President of ACJU conducted a meeting with Muslim Intellectuals on providing guidance to the Muslim community on the contemporary issues and matters related to Janaza of COVID-19 victims.
- 04.02 – Poster – Tamil
Brief method of ‘Ghaib’ Janaza prayer with recitals
- 04.03 – TV Discussion – Tamil
A brief explanation on Burial or the Cremation of dead body of the confirmed Corona patient by Mufthi M.I.M. Rizwe- President of ACJU.
Video - https://youtu.be/Ejnz9tGBrD4
- 04.04 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala, English –
‘Let’s stay at home’
- 04.04 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala, English
‘Follow the laws and regulations imposed by government and authorities’
Joint Statement by the Muslim Religious and Civil Societies.
- 04.05 – Video Message - Tamil
‘Let’s Save lives by fighting together against Covid-19’, by Ash Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohamed Deputy President of ACJU.
Video - https://youtu.be/hnLrog80xxw
- 04.06 - Media Release – Tamil, English
Let us pray for relief from this calamity and to be bestowed with a prosperous life
- 04.07 - Poster – Tamil, Sinhala, English
Teachings of Hadiths on Guidance to be followed during a pandemic
- 04.11 – Audio Message - Tamil
‘Staying at home is an 'Ibadah' (worship), during the present situation’ by Ash Shaikh Arqam Nooramith – Executive Member of ACJU.
Audio - https://youtu.be/7vUXYKQwqTY
- 04.17 - Posters – Tamil, Sinhala, English
Let us abide by the timely Guidance, issued previously, regarding the pandemic situation
- 04.17 - Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English
Ramadhaan Guidance under the current pandemic situation
- 04.18 – Audio Message - Tamil
‘Helping our neighbors during the current situation.’ by Ash Shaikh Hashim Soori, Executive Member of ACJU
Audio - https://youtu.be/6QHzVNetBzE
- 04.18 - Media Release – Tamil (Letters)
Appeal to fulfil the needs of the Masjid Imams, Madrasa Usathads and Muallims during this critical situation – Attention Masjid Trustees and Madrasa Directors.
Madarasa Board - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1915-2020-04-18-09-20-44
Masjid Trustees - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1914-2020-04-18-09-17-53
- 04.19 – Audio Message - Tamil
‘Give charity (Sadaqa) and obtain the Mercy of Allah, in the current situation.’ by Ash Shaikh S.L. Nawfer, Executive Member of ACJU.
Audio - https://youtu.be/T-uhGIb_t14
- 04.24 – Letter – Tamil
ACJU District and Divisional Branches were requested to make efforts to provide relief aid to those under Curfew or Self-quarantined within their houses.
- 04.27 – Video Message–Tamil, Sinhala & English
Ramadhaan Guidance under the current pandemic situation.
Tamil - https://youtu.be/gdxHNGUIGsM
Sinhala - https://youtu.be/uEeIvY0xLUc
English - https://youtu.be/IqyB0_dqCOo
- 04.29 – Poster –Tamil
Fatwa Guidance - 'Does the Covid-19 test, nullify the Fast?'
- 04.29 – Poster –Tamil
Fatwa Guidance – ‘Should those in 'Quarantine', observe Fasts?’
- 2020.03 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala & English
Guidelines to be followed during the ‘Temporary Curfew Break’
- 2020. 05 – Audio Message- Tamil
Important guidelines with regard to the current situation by Ash Shaikh Agar Mohammad Deputy President of ACJU.
Audio Tamil - https://youtu.be/Wg90bEEagIg
- 2020. 05 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala & English
Guidelines to be followed during the ‘Temporary Curfew Break’ and remaining days of Ramadhaan.
- 05.05 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala & English
Joint Statement on celebrating Eid ul Fitr Festival, under the current pandemic situation.
- 05.06 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala & English
‘Being steadfast in Salaah during these difficult times’.
- 05.06 – Fatwa – Tamil & English
Religious Ruling – ‘Does a COVID 19 Screening Test nullify the fast?’
- 05.08 – Letter – Tamil & English
ACJU sent a letter to Dr. Anil Jasinghe (Director Gen. of Health Services):
‘Clarification on the ambiguity on burying the ashes of a Muslim who succumbed to COVID-19 and request to reverse the stance by permitting burial.’
- 05.09 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala & English
Performing Salaah in Congregation with the Family, under the current pandemic situation.
- 05.10 – Letter – English
ACJU sent a letter to Minister of Health Hon. Min. Pavithra Wanniarachchi, requesting to reverse the stance by permitting the burial of Covid-19 victims.
- 05.17 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala & English
Guidelines regarding the last days of Ramdhaan and the Day of Eid, under the current pandemic situation.
- 05.21 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala & English
How to perform ‘Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers’, at Home, under the current pandemic situation.
- 05.22 – Media Release – Tamil & Sinhala
ACJU condemns the unfortunate incident which occurred Maligawatte, which occurred during the prevailing curfew period.
- 05.22 – Media Release –Tamil
Guidelines related to performing the ‘Eid’ Prayers, under the current pandemic situation.
- 05.24 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala & English
ACJU Message on Eid-ul-Fitr & Prayers to ease current pandemic situation.
- 05.24 - Posters - Tamil, Sinhala & English
ACJU ‘Eid Wish’ & Prayers to ease current pandemic situation