10.01.2020 / 14.05.1441

Earnest request from the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama on Australian bushfire

World community is much worried and saddened on the bushfire which has been widely affecting cities and villages all around Australia. Millions of lands have been hitherto scorching; together with many lives were already lost. Over thousand five hundred business establishments and houses were destroyed; millions of wild animals and cattle already killed; a massive smoke of fire out broken affecting the normal lives of many people. Even though this bushfire has damaged the normalcy of the life of the people over there, nowadays we have some kind relieves due to the start of drizzling and mild raining.    

We all earnestly pray Allah to remove this disastrous scenario in Australia as early as possible; control the bushfire; more and more rain fall; normal life of people in Australia should immediately return. This is our expectation and earnest prayers.   

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama earnestly requests all concerned to pray God to save the lives over there and protect the people from this catastrophe and pave the way to them to return to the normal lives.

 

 

Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe                                                   Ash-Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohamed  

President,                                                               Deputy President,

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama                                    All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

 

 

08.01.2020 CE / 12.05.1441AH

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Astronomy reports has stated, penumbral lunar eclipse to occur on 10th and 11th of January 2020 (Friday and Saturday), furthermore the report states the penumbral lunar eclipse will be seen in Sri Lanka  according to Colombo time Friday night 10:37 PM to Saturday early morning 2:42 AM In Sha Allah.

When penumbral lunar eclipse occurs a nebulous situation will be seen in the light of moon. A part of the moon or the full moon will be not covered. The eclipse prayer is Sunnah when the full or a part of the moon or sun get covered, in compared to penumbral lunar eclipse, eclipse prayer is not a Sunnah.

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: The sun and the moon are two signs of Allah; they are not eclipsed on account of anyone’s death or on account of anyone's birth. So when you see them, glorify and supplicate Allah, observe prayer, give alms.

(Saheehul Bukhari-1044)

 

 

Ash-Shaikh M.Abdul Wahhab

Coordinator of Hilaal Division

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

 

 

21st of November 2019

Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa,

Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,

 

Respected Sir,

LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS

We, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama - Council of Muslim Theologians of Sri Lanka, wish to extend our warmest congratulations on being appointed as the Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

We are witnessing historic progressive developments after the great victory of His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the recently held Presidential Elections.

As the former President of this country and the leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna we believe your efforts and commitment is eminent behind this significant democratic victory.

It is significant to note that ACJU has maintained cordial relationship with your good-self and supported your good efforts in many possible ways within our capacity during the tenure of 10 years of your leadership, which was a challenging period especially due to the war.

We wish you, Honorable Sir, and the His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be successful in leading this Nation towards development and prosperity, while preserving peace and harmony.

We also take this opportunity to thank you for visiting us in previous occasions and sharing your visionary thoughts with us.

May Almighty Allah protect and guide you to serve our Motherland in an exemplary manner.

Thank you.

 

 

Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe                                                          Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

President - ACJU                                                                 General Secretary - ACJU

November 18th 2019

 

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa

President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRESIDENT

It is a historic day for all of us, Sri Lankans as we, the citizens of this nation, have elected the 07th Executive President of our Motherland, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

As one of the oldest democratic countries of Asia, it is significant to note that we citizens have exercised the Democratic Right to elect our leader in a free and fair democratic manner.

As a nation of multi ethnicities Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians, we regard this victory as a victory of democracy and also firmly believe that this Nation shall be driven towards development and prosperity while upholding unity and peaceful coexistence among all communities of this country.

The ACJU is a non-political organization and throughout its history of more than 9 decades, has always worked closely with the Governments in power, towards development and has been actively engaged in efforts of building unity and peaceful coexistence among the communities.

Similarly, we earnestly look forward to work with Your Excellency to enrich this Nation with peace, harmony and prosperity.

May Almighty Allah through His special Guidance shower His Mercy and Blessings upon our Motherland, and Grant you Strength to Lead this Nation towards Development, Peace, Harmony and Prosperity.

 

Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe                                                          Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

President - ACJU                                                                 General Secretary - ACJU

13.11.2019 / 15.03.1441

Let us act with more vigilant on the day of election

We are aware that the Presidential election would be held on the November 16, 2019. As citizens of Sri Lanka it is our right to caste our vote to our preferred candidate. We therefore urge all Citizens who has obtained their voting right to utilize it by casting their votes without wasting.

All voters are requested to caste their voting to their preferred candidate as early as possible within the stipulated timing without delaying. Further provide the fullest support for the officers who are appointed on Election Duty and carry documents to produce which will prove your identity like the National Identification Card.

It is a mandatory requirement to show your identity when entering to the polling booth, hence we kindly request the women folk who wear the face cover to cooperate with the officers by opening the face cover to confirm your identity when entering the polling booth. And also to be accompanied by a Mahram when going to the polling booth. Further it is preferred to travel in vehicles as much as possible and return home without delay. This would perhaps help us to avoid any unhappy occurrence.  

After  casting  the votes, be engage in  useful activities, rather than  loitering  in the roads and public places, similarly  also engage in prayers to ensure the successful candidate to be the one who is more committed to the nation,  largely engage in  for the betterment  of the citizen, able and efficient  to devote  his best to build this nation and its citizen.

We also kindly request the Ulama, Trustees of the Masjids and Divisional branches of the ACJU, to advise and provide corrective guidance on above to the general public.

 

Note: We also kindly request the Trustees of Masjid to read this statement after the Jumuah Prayers.

 

Al Sheikh A.C.Agar Mohamed

Deputy Chairman,

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

 

10.11.2019 / 12.03.1441

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) is pleased to release this special statement to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) which was a blessing to the entire mankind.

The Arabic month of Rabeeunil-Awwal is a very significant month for the entire mankind. This is the month of blessing in which Prophet Muhammad (SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) was born to enlighten the humanity to the right path.

The word ‘Rabeeun’ denotes the season of spring. The season of spring brings greenery, beauty and splendor to the earth. Similar to the season of spring, the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) brought prosperity, success, happiness, peace and contentment to humanity.

It was an era in which a severe drought prevailed in the spiritual and secular life of the entire humankind in the world. The earth was in a desperate need of an arrival of a new spring. And it was Prophet Muhammad (SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) who was the bearer of this new season of spring to humanity.

The teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) carries the sense of value, true and real meaning of life on this world which would fill in the spiritual vacuum with peace and tranquility which is an essential requirement in the world, today. And these teachings are definitely potential enough to create a renewed world.

While commemorating the final Messenger of Allah on this special day, it is binding upon the Muslims to bear witness by following and adhering to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) on the values of humanity, love, kindness, affection, coexistence and working towards the wellbeing of the people.

We sincerely wish and pray on this special day, that our motherland is blessed with peace, harmony and prosperity.

 

Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe   

President – ACJU      

 

Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak  

General Secretary – ACJU    

 

Ash Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohamed                                 

Deputy President – ACJU                                     

 

 

  

24.10.2019 (24.02.1441)

GUIDANCE FROM ACJU WITH REGARD TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) earnestly requests Muslims of this country to adhere to the following guidelines with regard to the Presidential Elections scheduled to be held on 16th of November 2019.

  1. It is a well-known fact that ACJU is a civil Organization has been engaged well over 90 years in social, religious activities in this country. It neither supports nor raise against any political party or any candidate. Therefore we kindly request all concerned, not to engage in the political propaganda with the name of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama.
  2. We as Muslims, strongly believe that the universe and all its affairs are invariably ruled and governed by the pre-destination of Almighty Allah and whoever is elected in the elections is too predetermined. Hence we wholeheartedly accept the results of the election irrespective of who won in the election.
  3. While acknowledging that the success of lives of this world and the hereafter completely depend upon the sincerely following and abiding by the teachings and guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam – Peace be upon Him), the Muslim community should abide by these teachings even during the period of elections. As Muslims we should resort to prayers to fulfil our needs at all times. Therefore supplications should be made abundantly for a bright future in our motherland and for the betterment of all citizens and we should engage in the performance of good deeds excessively and thereby be blessed with the Mercy of the Almighty.
  4. In a democratic country any person can contest in any party and similarly one has the right to support any candidate of his choice, which is one’s fundamental rights. As citizens of this nation, Muslims must utilize the voting rights in most beneficial manner and at no circumstance should this democratic right be neglected.
  5. It is essential the candidates whom we vote for are those who are patriotic, committed towards the betterment of the citizens and dedicated to drive this nation towards prosperity.
  6. Muslims should be vigilant, especially during these times, and refrain from any form of words or deeds which are unlawful. One should be mindful that spreading of rumors, engaging in unnecessary arguments, quarrels and violence are against the teachings of Islam and have negative impact on our Faith (Imaan).
  7. The Ulama (Religious Scholars) should completely avoid supporting or opposing any political party or candidate in their respective sermons in Masjids and should guide the community to adhere to these guidelines with regard to the Elections. Masjids shall not be used under any circumstance for any form of election propaganda and other related activities.
  8. As soon the Elections are over, discipline should be maintained. The Muslim community should preserve unity and peaceful coexistence at all times and conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.

The ACJU kindly requests the Ulama, Masjid Trustees, professionals, members of the ACJU District and Divisional Branches island-wide to guide the general public to adhere to the above guidelines.

 

Ash Shaikh A.C. Agar Mohamed

Deputy President

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

 

 

 

29th October 2019

We, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama welcome the news report on the death of the ruthless terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a US military raid in Syria, which was supported by other countries. ISIS has carried out many atrocities against humanity and we feel that the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ringleader of this terror organization is a big step forward in eliminating ISIS menace completely from this world. We believe that Allah has answered the prayers and the cries of the victims affected by the ISIS terror attacks in Sri Lanka and elsewhere in the world, and that he will get the deserved punishments in the life here-after.

 

As per the Joint Declaration issued by ACJU and Muslim Organizations of Sri Lanka in 23rd July 2015, against ISIS and Extremism, we reiterate that ISIS is a violent terrorist organization which acts against the fundamental teachings of Islam. It is an absolutely deviant organization which operates against all the principles and tenets of Islam. ISIS terrorist organization that kills innocent people under the name of Islam is totally unacceptable. There is no place in Islam for extremism, terrorism, murder, violence against innocent people, which are regarded as grave sins.

 

We once again emphasize to our fellow Sri Lankans that ISIS or any other extremist ideology has nothing to do with Islam. Moving forward, we all should unite and make it our common goal to work tirelessly to eradicate all forms of terrorism, extremism and violence and make efforts to build peace and harmony across the globe.

 

Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak 

General Secretary - ACJU

 

Presidential Candidate of the Democratic National Front (DNF), Honorable Sajith Premadasa visited the head office of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama in Colombo yesterday. He made the above visit as a part of his campaign in which he is presently meeting the religious leaders belonging to all religious faiths observed in the country.  

Mr. Sajith Premadasa met the members of the ACJU Executive Committee including its President, Mufti M.I.M Rizwe.

While explaining the mission and objectives of the ACJU, Mufthi Rizwe highlighted the antiquity of the organization and that it was founded almost a century ago in 1924. He explained to the Presidential Candidate on how ACJU has been actively engaged in carrying out activities adhering to a moderate path while maintaining the policy of being politically unbiased towards political parties, persons or groups, and works with the governments that come to power.      

The President of ACJU further pointed out that the ACJU is dedicatedly carrying out activities to the best of its ability in order to promote peace, unity, coexistence, mutual trust and conciliation among all the communities living in Sri Lanka.  

 ‘We have always denounced extremism, violence and any act or speech that would instill disunity and fuel hatred. Globally, we were among the very first to denounce the actions of the ISIS which we made through the consortium of Muslim organizations’.

‘We also would like to gratefully recall the contribution of your late father for the development of this country. We fervently hope that you would continue the good efforts of your father confirming your gracious political lineage and would treat all citizens of this country as Sri Lankans‘.  

Concluding his welcome address Mufti Rizwe stated that ACJU prays to the Almighty to bless and bestow our Motherland with immense prosperity and to create a peaceful environment in this country for all the communities to live in unity and peace.

Subsequently, Honorable Premadasa in his address explicated few of his key election pledges while asserting how he is currently serving the country in his present capacity fairly and impartially without any religious or communal considerations. He assured that he would continue to serve the country in this same unprejudiced manner. He also stressed that he hopes to make strategies to promote unity among communities and to strengthen the security while walking the nation in the path of economic opulence. 

The Presidential candidate of the DNF further assured that he would ban all forms of malicious speech and actions that would ignite communal mistrust and clash. He also added that he would launch the necessary initiatives to instill the ideology of all citizens of this Nation to be treated as Sri Lankans.

The event ended with the note of appreciation delivered by Ash Shaikh Murshid Mulaffar, Assistant Secretary of ACJU.

General Secretary, Treasurer & other prominent members of the ACJU Executive Committee were also present in the gathering along with Minister Rishard Badiuddeen, Minister Rauff Hakeem, Parliamentarians A.H.M. Fowzie, Mujibur Rahman, S.M. Marikkar and other members.

ACJU Media Division