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

 

 

2019.07.21 / 1440.11.17

Commemorating The Victims Of The Easter Sunday Attacks – 21st April 2019

21st of April, marks one of the darkest days in the history of our Motherland and today we commemorate the innocent lives that were lost in the Easter Sunday Attacks.

The ACJU, on behalf of the Muslim Civil Societies and the Muslim Community, reiterate our strong condemnation of the atrocious crime against humanity, carried out by terrorists. There is no place in Islam or in any religion for any form of extremism or terrorism.

The Muslims of Sri Lanka have been living harmoniously with all other communities of this country for more than 1000 years. It is evident throughout history that the Muslim community stands together with all Sri Lankans at all times, and works towards strengthening peace and harmony of this nation.

Unfortunately many evil elements have been targeting the Muslim community for various malicious agendas and have been creating confusion and doubt among the other communities about the Muslims.

We Sri Lankans should unitedly defeat such conspiracies that divide and create disharmony within communities, by promoting and supporting all efforts that are made towards building peaceful coexistence among communities.

To restore understanding between the communities, ACJU pledges to build Harmony centers, libraries in mosques, schools and associations. To prevent the religious space from being misused and abused, ACJU recognizes the paramount importance of working with government and other faith leaders to regulate the religious space and build moderation, toleration and coexistence.

The ACJU is prepared to provide any necessary support in relation to religious counseling and guidance to the Youth who are currently in custody. And we have also been working on efforts among the community in providing the correct interpretations and teachings of Islam.

The ACJU has also initiated a ‘National Network Project (NNP)’, with the objective of establishing and strengthening the reconciliation and coexistence among all the communities.

We request all to pray for those effected and their families, and to pray for a peaceful Sri Lanka.

 

Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe

President – ACJU 

 

 

                              

2019.07.13 / 1440.11.09

The ACJU Central Committee Meeting for the Selection of the New Executive Committee was commenced at 10.00 am on the 13th of July 2019, at the Dehiwala Muhiyiddeen Grand Jumu’ah Masjid.

The proceedings commenced with the recital of Quirath by Ash Shaikh Qari Firdous. Following the recitation, the Welcome Speech was presented by Ash Shaikh M.L.M. Ilyas. The current General Secretary Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak submitted a Report on the Activities of ACJU during the last three years. Ash Shaikh A.L.M. Khaleel, current Treasurer of ACJU presented the Financial Report of the last 3 years. Finally the current President Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe presented his special address, following which the existing Executive Committee was dissolved.  

As per the constitution of the ACJU, a ‘Selection’ of the Executive Committee Members should be conducted once in three years.

During the above ‘Selection’ process, Ash Shaikh A.L.M. Rilah Magdoomi was appointed as the ‘Acting President’ on behalf of the Executive Committee. Ash Shaikh Hashim Soori, Ash Shaikh J.M. Ashraf (Naleemi) Attorney at Law, were appointed as Assistants to the Acting President in overlooking the ‘Selection’ process.

The Central Committee which consists of the Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers of the 24 ACJU District Branches and the Members of the two previous Executive Committees, which is a total of 101 members, were invited to participate in a ‘secret voting process’ and the following Members were selected as the New Executive Committee of ACJU. The respective Office Bearers were also selected via a ‘secret voting process’.

 

Honorary President - Ash-Shaikh Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe          

Honorary Deputy President - Ash-Shaikh A.C.M. Agar Mohamed                

Honorary General Secretary - Ash-Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak                           

Honorary Treasurer - Ash-Shaikh A.L.M. Khaleel                                 

Honorary Vice Presidents

  • Ash-Shaikh H. Omardeen
  • Ash-Shaikh A.L.M. Rila
  • Ash-Shaikh M.J. Abdul Khaliq
  • Ash-Shaikh A.L.M. Hashim
  • Ash-Shaikh S.H. Atham Bawa

Honorary Assistant Secretaries

  • Ash-Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid
  • Ash-Shaikh M.S.M. Thassim

Honorary Assistant Treasurer

  • Ash Shaikh A.M.M. Anas

Honorary Executive Committee Members

  • Ash-Shaikh M.L.M. llyas
  • Ash-Shaikh M.F.M. Fazil
  • Ash-Shaikh K.M. Muksith
  • Ash Shaikh Arqam Nooramith
  • Ash Shaikh Hassan Fareed
  • Ash Shaikh M.H.M. Yoosuf
  • Ash Shaikh A.C.M. Fazil
  • Ash-Shaikh S.L. Nawfer
  • Ash-Shaikh M.K. AbdurRahman
  • Ash-Shaikh S.A.M. Jawfar
  • Ash-Shaikh Abdullah Mahmood
  • Ash Shaikh A.R. AbdurRahman     
  • Ash Shaikh M.H.M. Burhan

May Almighty Allah Swt Accept All Our Good Deeds, Aameen!

 

Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary - ACJU