STEPS TAKEN BY ACJU TO CURB THE CORONA VIRUS EPIDEMIC 2020.01.29 - 2020.05.31

Jun 12, 2020

TIMELINE OF STEPS TAKEN AGAINST COVID-19 BY ACJU

 

  1. 01.29 - Media Release English, Sinhala, Tamil

Let us pray for those who are affected by the Coronavirus epidemic

Tamil -    https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1831-2020-01-29-12-19-21  -

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1832-2020-01-29-12-22-42 -

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1833-let-us-pray-for-those-who-are-affected-by-the-coronavirus-epidemic  -

 

  1. 03.12Poster - Tamil

Seeking protection against deadly diseases like Corona – Supplications (Duas) to be recited.   https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1237985313416339456 -

 

  1. 03.12Media Release - Tamil

Protecting ourselves from the Corona Virus epidemic.  

Tamil -  https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1854-2020-03-12-13-32-18

 

  1. 03.13 – Media Release - Tamil

Recitation of ‘Kunooth’ in the five daily prayers, seeking protection from the Corona Virus.

Tamil -    https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1855-covid-19

 

  1. 03.13 - Twitter Message -Tamil

Request to shorten the Khuthba Sermon for 15 Minutes

Tamil -    https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1238336022964043776

 

  1. 03.15Twitter Messages – Tamil, Sinhala, English

Announcement to suspend all public gatherings at Mosques including Jumu’ah and daily congregational prayers.

Tamil    -  https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239097289886429190 -

Sinhalahttps://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239118179856596992 -

English -  https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239095984031854593 -

 

  1. 03.15Media 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

 

  1. 03.15 - Media ReleaseTamil, Sinhala, English

Guidelines to be observed to prevent the spreading of Corona Virus.

English -  https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1858-guidelines-given-by-acju-regarding-the-prevention-of-corona-virus-covid-19-spreading -

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1859-covid-19 -

Tamil     - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1860-covid-19  -

 

  1. 03.16PosterTamil, English

Extracts from the Statement issued on 15.03.2020 regarding Corona Virus

Tamil -     https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239428924532092928 -

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239428847944085504 -

 

  1. 03.16Poster Tamil, English

Announcement of Special Hotline services by ACJU, for clarifications on ‘Covid-19 Guidelines’ and related Fatwa queries.

Tamil -     https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239844626678202368

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239871073589420033

 

  1. 03.17Poster – Tamil, English

Observing fasts and praying for the quick recovery of the victims of Covid-19

Tamil -    https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1239953348498845696

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1240311122340622336 

 

  1. 03.18PosterTrilingual

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

 

  1. 03.19Media Release Tamil, Sinhala, English,

Let’s honor the time of Jumu’ah and engage in acts of worship at home

Tamil -     https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1863-2020-03-19-08-37-57

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1865-2020-03-19-10-31-09

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1864-let-s-honour-the-time-of-jumu-ah-and-engage-in-acts-of-worship

 

  1. 03.23Media ReleaseTamil, 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 

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1873-2020-03-25-07-07-29

English -  https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1870-abiding-by-the-guidelines-issued-by-the-ministry-of-health-with-responsibility

 

Audio Message – Tamil

The above message was conveyed by Ash Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohamed, Deputy President of ACJU - https://youtu.be/auMGyan2UNA

 

  1. 03.23Media ReleaseTamil, English

Help those in need and attain the mercy of Allah

Tamil -     https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1866-2020-03-23-04-43-05

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1867-help-those-in-need-and-attain-the-mercy-of-allah

 

  1. 03.24Media 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.

Tamil -     https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1869-2020-03-24-13-30-25 -

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1871-2020-03-25-03-31-05 -

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1874-special-announcement-to-acju-district-and-divisional-branches-with-regard-to-relief-aids -

 

Video Message (Tamil) on the above by Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak -

- https://youtu.be/wrmtrMg-dWM

 

  1. 03.24Letter 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 03.27 - Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English

Guidelines to be observed regarding the final rites of a Muslim during this period.

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1877-an-important-request-from-all-ceylon-jamiyyathul-ulama-regarding-the-final-rites-of-a-muslim  -

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1876-2020-03-27-13-38-34 -

Tamil -    https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1875-2020-03-27-03-49-48 -  

 

  1. 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.

            Video - https://www.facebook.com/slbayan/videos/355710811976159/

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 03.29 - Media Release Tamil, Sinhala, English

An important announcement jointly issued by Sri Lanka Police Headquarters and ACJU

Tamil -     https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1879-2020-03-29-07-16-20  -

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1880-2020-03-29-07-28-30  -

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1878-an-imortant-announcement-jointly-issued-by-sri-lanka-police-headquarters-and-acju  -

 

Audio Message

Tamil -    https://youtu.be/pawB4W2vXUU

Sinhala - https://youtu.be/wXuEBtkhFYk-

English - https://youtu.be/SJlIHJoX-qA -

 

  1. 03.29Media Release – Tamil, English

ACJU Condemns the Performance of Religious Activities Congregationally and Spreading of False Rumors

Tamil -    https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1884-2020-03-31-06-48-19  -

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1881-acju-condemns-the-performance-of-religious-activities-congregationally-and-spreading-of-false-rumours   -

 

  1. 03.30 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala

Islamic Ruling pertaining to performing the final rites of the Janaza of COVID – 19 victims.

Tamil -    https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1883-2020-03-30-17-52-17

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1885-2020-03-31-12-59-27

 

Video Message (Tamil) -    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32M89cUvlyI 

 

  1. 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

   

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

Video: https://youtu.be/Af2u8E9K0DU  

 

  1. 03.31Letter 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 04.01Audio 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

 

  1. 04.01 - Media ReleaseTamil, Sinhala, English,

ACJU expresses its disappointment with regard to revising the method of disposal of the COVID-19 bodies

Tamil -      https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1889-19  -

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1888-19 

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1887-acju-expresses-its-disappointment-with-regard-to-revising-the-method-of-disposal-of-the-covid-19-bodies

 

  1. 04.02Twitter MessageTamil, English

Requesting to perform the ‘Ghaib’ Janaza prayers for the victims of COVID-19.

Tamil -     https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1245560892965580800

Englishhttps://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1245638532439273479

 

 

  1. 04.02Meeting

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.

 

  1. 04.02Poster – Tamil

Brief method of ‘Ghaib’ Janaza prayer with recitals

Tamil - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1246064066730188803

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 04.04Poster Tamil, Sinhala, English

‘Let’s stay at home’

Tamil -     https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1246356267481706497

Sinhalahttps://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1246357074079961089

Englishhttps://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1246357517325631488

 

  1. 04.04Poster Tamil, Sinhala, English

‘Follow the laws and regulations imposed by government and authorities’

Joint Statement by the Muslim Religious and Civil Societies.

Tamil -      https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1246412980691947521

Sinhala - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1246412920382091264

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1246412987251822593

 

  1. 04.05Video 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            

 

  1. 04.06 - Media ReleaseTamil, English

Let us pray for relief from this calamity and to be bestowed with a prosperous life

Tamil -         https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1890-2020-04-06-11-52-16 -

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1903-let-us-pray-for-relief-from-this-calamity-and-to-be-bestowed-with-a-prosperous-life -

 

  1. 04.07 - Poster – Tamil, Sinhala, English

Teachings of Hadiths on Guidance to be followed during a pandemic

Tamil -     https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1247439637003419648

Sinhalahttps://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1247546560474279939

Englishhttps://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1247419434722967552

 

  1. 04.11Audio 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   

 

  1. 04.17 - Posters – Tamil, Sinhala, English

Let us abide by the timely Guidance, issued previously, regarding the pandemic situation

Tamil -    https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1251146545119981573

Sinhala - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1251146475582582785

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1251132829435478017

 

  1. 04.17 - Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala, English

Ramadhaan Guidance under the current pandemic situation

Tamil -     https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1915-2020-04-18-09-20-44

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1913-2020-04-18-04-16-57

English – https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1909-ramadhaan-guidance-in-the-prevailing-situation 

 

  1. 04.18Audio Message - Tamil

‘Helping our neighbors during the current situation.’ by Ash Shaikh Hashim Soori, Executive Member of ACJU

Audio - https://youtu.be/6QHzVNetBzE

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 04.19Audio 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

 

  1. 04.24LetterTamil

ACJU District and Divisional Branches were requested to make efforts to provide relief aid to those under Curfew or Self-quarantined within their houses.

 

  1. 04.27Video MessageTamil, Sinhala & English

Ramadhaan Guidance under the current pandemic situation.

Video

Tamil    - https://youtu.be/gdxHNGUIGsM

Sinhala - https://youtu.be/uEeIvY0xLUc

English - https://youtu.be/IqyB0_dqCOo

 

  1. 04.29PosterTamil

Fatwa Guidance - 'Does the Covid-19 test, nullify the Fast?'

Tamil     - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1255404953943846912

 

  1. 04.29PosterTamil

Fatwa Guidance – ‘Should those in 'Quarantine', observe Fasts?’

Tamil     - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1255403958199365635

 

  1. 2020.03Poster Tamil, Sinhala & English

Guidelines to be followed during the ‘Temporary Curfew Break’

Tamil    - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1256938642767073285

Sinhala - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1256940978201595910

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1256940600160669698

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 2020. 05 Media Release Tamil, Sinhala & English

Guidelines to be followed during the ‘Temporary Curfew Break’ and remaining days of Ramadhaan.

Tamil    - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1922-2020-05-05-09-03-41

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1923-2020-05-06-08-04-27

English- https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1924-important-guidelines-regarding-the-relaxation-of-curfew-and-the-remaining-days-of-ramadhaan

 

  1. 05.05 Poster Tamil, Sinhala & English

 Joint Statement on celebrating Eid ul Fitr Festival, under the current pandemic situation.

Tamil     - https://acju.lk/phocadownloadpap/TA.jpeg

Sinhala -  https://acju.lk/phocadownloadpap/SIN%20S.jpeg

English – https://acju.lk/phocadownloadpap/ENG%20E.jpeg

 

  1. 05.06 Poster Tamil, Sinhala & English

‘Being steadfast in Salaah during these difficult times’.

Tamil   - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1257814182763925504

Sinhala - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1260176517407145985

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1259421048912654343  

 

  1. 05.06 Fatwa Tamil & English

Religious Ruling – ‘Does a COVID 19 Screening Test nullify the fast?’

Tamil    - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1925-covid-19

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1939-does-a-covid-19-screening-test-nullify-the-fast  

 

  1. 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.’

Tamil    - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1936-19

Englishhttps://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1935-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

 

  1. 05.09 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala & English

Performing Salaah in Congregation with the Family, under the current pandemic situation.

Tamil    - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1258967308610998272  

Sinhala - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1260176517373591554

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1259424331274293248  

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 05.17 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala & English

Guidelines regarding the last days of Ramdhaan and the Day of Eid, under the current pandemic situation.

Tamil    - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1943-2020-05-19-11-58-46  

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1942-2020-05-18-08-22-23

English - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1944-guidelines-regarding-the-last-days-of-ramadhaan-and-the-day-of-eid  

 

  1. 05.21 – Poster – Tamil, Sinhala & English

How to perform ‘Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers’, at Home, under the current pandemic situation.

Tamil    - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1263480905840185355  

Sinhala - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1263758779360972800   

English - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1263753434571866114  

 

  1. 05.22 – Media Release – Tamil & Sinhala

ACJU condemns the unfortunate incident which occurred Maligawatte, which occurred during the prevailing curfew period.

Tamil    - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1947-2020-05-22-00-02-08

Sinhala - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1948-2020-05-22-08-36-44

 

  1. 05.22 – Media Release –Tamil

Guidelines related to performing the ‘Eid’ Prayers, under the current pandemic situation.

Tamil - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1949-2020-05-22-09-03-49

 

  1. 05.24 – Media Release – Tamil, Sinhala & English

ACJU Message on Eid-ul-Fitr & Prayers to ease current pandemic situation.

Tamil     - https://acju.lk/news-ta/acju-news-ta/item/1950-2020-05-23-12-09-04

Sinhala  - https://acju.lk/si/news-si/acju-news-si/item/1951-2020-05-23-12-29-02

English  - https://acju.lk/en/news/acju-news/item/1953-acju-message-on-eid-ul-fitr

 

  1. 05.24 - Posters - Tamil, Sinhala & English

            ACJU ‘Eid Wish’ & Prayers to ease current pandemic situation

Tamil     - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1264216864776957967

Sinhala  - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1264217047988416513

English  - https://twitter.com/ACJUNEWS/status/1264230410785107969   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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