Media Release

Sep 23, 2019

 08.06.2019

Media Release

As everybody is aware, the country is going through a very traumatic period with lots of mistrust and misunderstanding amongst the ethnic and religious groups. This has affected the especially the Muslim community more than any others.

In this regard the initiatives taken by the Respected Venerable Maha Sangha is highly commendable. It should be noted that throughout the history of this Country, the Maha Sangha have played a very key role in bringing about Peace and Unity amongst the people of this country.

At a press conference held on 05.06.2019, they very clearly mentioned that they have no hatred or enmity towards the Muslims and called upon all citizens of the country to work towards reconciliation and build a United Sri Lanka.

From our side we would like to mention that the Ulama and the Muslim community were always against any form of Terrorism and were in the forefront to notify the Government about the dangers of certain groups and individuals.

The ultimate motive of such terrorist activities was to weaken the Country by bringing about distrust within the citizens. As Sri Lankans all of us should hold hands together and come forward to overcome and eliminate any form of Terrorism, Extremism and Racism in the country and to build a peaceful nation where each and every citizen enjoys their rights and contributes to the development of our Motherland.

We pray that Allah will bless our Motherland and shower Peace and Prosperity among all communities.

 

Ash-Shaikh M.M.M Murshid

Assistant Secretary - ACJU

2019.05.28 (1440.09.22)

 

GUIDANCE REGARDING EID-UL-FITR

Considering the prevailing situation in the country the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama requests the Muslim community to adhere to the following guidelines pertaining to Eid-ul-Fitr.

  1. All Muslims are requested to celebrate the Eid-Ul-Fitr on the day, based on the collective decision taken by Colombo Grand Masjid, ACJU and the Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs.
  1. Due to the prevailing situation in the country, performing Eid Salaah in playgrounds or such public areas should be avoided, and prayers should be offered only within Masjids.
  1. Traveling by vehicles for Eid prayers should be avoided. In unavoidable circumstances, if required to travel by vehicle, it is recommended to travel collectively rather than traveling individually.
  1. Masjid Trustees should make necessary security arrangements by coordinating with the respective Police Stations.
  1. Considering the situation of the victims of the recent terrorist and mob attacks during the last few weeks, Muslims are requested to observe Eid celebrations in a very simple manner, to share the special dishes prepared for the occasion with neighbors and the needy, to refrain from unnecessary luxury and extravagance, and to engage in efforts to provide possible assistance to those victims who are affected.
  1. Females are requested to refrain from going out for Eid related shopping activities as much as possible and to get their purchasing done by the males.

 

May Allah accept all our Ibadaah and Good Deeds during this Month of Ramadhaan, restore normalcy and bestow peace and prosperity in our Motherland.

Wassalam

 

 

Ash-Shaikh H. Omardeen

Secretary – ACJU Propagation Division 

23.05.2019 (17.09.2019)

Guidance with regard to last ten days of Ramadhaan

Considering the current situation in the Country, The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama urges the Muslim Community to follow below mentioned guidelines with regard to last ten days of the Holy Month of Ramadhaan.

  1. Please involve yourself in abundant Ibadath during these days and make special Dua to ease the situation.
  2. Regarding Security of the Masjid and your locality, Masjid Trustees and responsible persons together are requested to discuss with the Police and other security authorities to make necessary security arrangements.
  3. Involving in unnecessary activities such as playing games on the streets and behaving in a manner which will cause hindrance for others should be completely avoided.
  4. Ibadath during the last ten nights, especially the 27th night, should be done with consideration of the situation of the locality. All these arrangements should be concluded within a period of time.
  5. In areas where it is safe and suitable to conduct the night prayers, arrangements should be made with the assistance of respective area Police.
  6. Those who intend to perform I’thikaf should take the situation of the locality into consideration and obtain the approval from the local police station through respective Masjids.
  7. It is advisable to refrain from performing I’thikaf in areas where safety is a concern.

May Almighty Allah accept all our good deeds performed during this Ramadhaan and bring peace and prosperity to our Motherland.

 

 

Ash Shaikh H. Omardeen

Secretary – ACJU Propagation Division

21st May 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY AND THE WAY FORWARD

21st April 2019 brings to mind the horrific terrorist attacks committed on innocents praying in their churches and partaking in breakfast in hotels on Easter Sunday. We, ACJU, on behalf of the Muslim Civil Societies and the Muslim Community, reiterate our vehement condemnation of the vicious attacks carried out by those terrorists who called themselves Muslims.

We have been the first council of Theologians in the world who condemned the Islamic State (IS), their ideology and their code of conduct in 2014. We still denounce this terrorist group and wish to reiterate that there is no place in Islam for any type of extremism or violence, and that they cannot be true adherents of Islam or call themselves Muslim, given the ideology and practice they promote.

Muslims have lived harmoniously with their brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka for over 1000 years. The inhuman and cowardly acts of a few terrorists in the name of Islam only helps the Muslim community to stand stronger together with all Sri Lankans, and work towards defeating the agenda of dividing Sri Lankans and creating disharmony within communities. It is imperative that the Muslim community, comes together to strengthen relations and work towards building trust between our brothers and sisters of every faith and race. Towards this, the ACJU would like to request the Muslim Community and the Masjid Trustees, to implement the following for meaningful integration and peaceful coexistence between communities in Sri Lanka.

  • Strengthen and implement the concept of Harmony centers in each Masjid, as introduced by the ACJU in 2017.
  • Open your Masjids, Madrasas and Maktabs for all communities to visit and share values.
  • Implement Masjid based projects to guide youth to become responsible citizens of our country.
  • Masjids should be responsible for the Imam who conducts sermons and the contents of the sermons. While their sermons provide Islamic guidance, they should promote values of peaceful coexistence, and being good and productive citizens with values and morals. The Masjids should only permit recognized, qualified religious leaders to deliver sermons. Their accreditation should be verified with ACJU.
  • The Muslim Community should cooperate with the Law enforcement authorities, military and defense establishments to help maintain law and order, and to help the security establishments to weed out all terrorists from our soil.

We remind the Muslim community to pray for those effected and their families in this difficult time, and to pray for a peaceful Sri Lanka.

 

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

President – ACJU                                                                               Honorary Deputy President

 

16.05.2019 (10.09.1440)

Let’s help those affected by turmoil against Muslim Community

The Muslim community in Kurunegala, Gampaha and Putlam districts have been attacked by the racists which has caused loss of lives and damages to Masjids and Muslims’ properties said to be valued at many millions of Rupees.

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama also requests all its District and Divisional Branches to get into action in order to support the victims who have been affected due to this carnage, while requesting the Trustees of Masjids and others to cooperate with them.

Those who wish to contribute through the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama are requested to deposit their funds to the following Bank account. We request the Trustees of Masjids to collect the relief funds in cash on the forthcoming Fridays and deposit to the following Bank account. (Please send the deposit slip to ACJU WhatsApp Number 0776-185353 and collect the receipt).

 

 

COMMERCIAL BANK

ALL CEYLON JAMIYYATHUL ULAMA

A/C  NO 1901005000

COMMERCIAL BANK

BRANCH : ISLAMIC BANKING UNIT

SWIFT CODE : CCEYLKLX

 

AMANA BANK

ALL CEYLON JAMIYYATHUL ULAMA

A/C  NO 0010112110014

AMANA BANK

BRANCH : MAIN BRANCH

SWIFT CODE : AMNALKLX

 

 

Ash-Shaikh H. Omardeen
Secretary – Propagation Division
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

14.05.2019 (08.09.1440)

CERTAIN SIGNIFICANT GUIDELINES FOR MUSLIMS

Considering the crisis that has been prevailing in the country the last few days, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama along with all other Muslim Civil groups have come together and initiated many steps to handle the situation. In relation to this a Representative Group consisting of various Islamic, and Muslim Civil groups has been formed.

Direct interaction with the Higher Officials of the country like the President, Prime Minister and Defense Personals have been made to implement the purpose of the above mentioned collective Representative Group.

It was brought to the notice of everyone of us that the entire Muslim Community as One Body Condemned and rejected the inhuman and barbaric terrorist attacks of 21.04.2019 while extending their fullest co-operation to facilitate Security measures. While Islam gravely condemns such inhuman acts, none could hold the entire Muslim Community responsible for the terrorism of a few mislead persons. Citing this and regarding all Muslims as offenders, harassing them and causing damage to their then and their property is not justifiable in any way.

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama requests the Muslims of this country to adhere to the following guidelines during this critical period:

  1. However unjust the situation be, Muslims should maintain a strong bond with Allah while being steadfast in Ibadahs like salah, fasting, twakkul,, dua and istig’far.
  2. During this dilemma, Muslims should consider the social welfare of everyone, be calm, vigilant and be far-sighted.
  3. As citizens of this Country, the state is responsible for the safety of the Muslim community and their property. We should all emphasize this to the government. Further, all Muslims should obey the law and order while being vigilant.
  4. Respect and follow the declared state of Emergency at all times.
  5. Verify the authenticity of information shared through social media before you share them with other. Also consider the consequences of sharing such information.
  6. Whatever the unjust situation you may be in, you need to obey the officials of the respective departments.
  7. Considering the unrest situation in the country, recite qunoot e naazila in the five daily prayers, and recite the brief duas provided by the Jamiyyah.
  8. As majority of the Sri Lankans wish to maintain friendly communal and social relationships, we need to interact with them in harmony and peace like in the past.
  9. Communicate with the religious and social leaders of your respective areas to maintain peace and order.

 Ash-Sheikh A.C.M. Agar Mohamed 

Deputy President - ACJU

        

Media Release - 12th May 2019

Statement issued by the ACJU with regard to incident that occurred in Chilaw, today

We are shocked to hear of the unfortunate incident in Chilaw today. At a time when we are grieving over the barbaric attack on Easter Sunday, it is imperative to be sharing the sadness around. We cannot but help the suspicions and resentments people have to each other especially directed at our communities. So we take the opportunity to appeal for peace and patience from all and we call upon the members of the Muslim communities to be more patient and guard your actions and avoid unnecessary postings or hosting on social media. We condemn the acts that lead to the disturbance in Chilaw. Peace and Patience however difficult is the only way in which we can weed out the terrorist from our motherland.

Ash-Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid
Asst. Secretary - All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

2017.08.30 / 1438.12.07

Let’s Pray for the Muslims in Myanmar

The status of Rohingya Muslims is very sorrowful. They are being murdered, raped and burdened with unjustifiable attacks. They are being rudely attacked by the Army and are being confronted with various forms of torture and are unable to protect their lives.

We, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, very strongly condemn this brutal injustice over innocent people, and strongly condemn the silence maintained by the International Community, especially the Muslim nations, who seemed to be blind to the violent persecution in Myanmar. We, the ACJU, call upon all the countries in the world to raise their voice against the atrocities that committed over these innocent human beings and to collectively assist in providing a permanent solution for their problems.

It is a great distress that even the Media have failed in their moral duties on highlighting the public over this critical situation. As the Prophet (PBUH) said that Muslims are compared to a single body: any one’s suffering will affect another. Therefore, it is the duty of every Muslim to act in support of these people.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama requests all Muslims to pray Allah, the Almighty, to ease the difficulties of all Muslims around the globe, and especially for a permanent solution for the Rohingya Muslims. Furthermore the ACJU requests all Khatheebs to address this subject in Jumu’ah Sermons and make Dua for them.

 

Ash-Sheikh M.M.A. Mubarak,
General Secretary,
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

 

Quite a number of days have passed since the holy month of Ramadhan reached us. We, Muslims must engage in maximum good deeds like reciting the Holy Quran, giving Sadaqa and involving in other worships during these last 10 days, to get closer to the mercy and love of Allah. Remarkably these last 10 days are more bountiful in merit when we stay in I’thikaaf and search for the most blessed night of Lailathul Qadr and involving in more worships.

Meanwhile, since most males will attend the Masjids at nights it is recommended to make arrangements for security with the cooperation of the area Police Officers, prominent people of the Masjid locality, Masjid Trustees and the ACJU Branch representatives.

May Allah bless us to perform the last 10 days to the optimum merits, alleviate the adverse situations of the Muslim community facing today and create a fearless environment succeeding all conspiracies against us for peace and tranquility in the country.

Wassalam.

 

Ash-Sheikh M.M.A. Mubarak
General Secretary
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

2017.05.27

Let’s help those affected by floods and landslides

At present continuous rain following landslides and floods has caused an enormous disasters to the people’s lives and properties. 

At such situations our Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has been remarkably involved in supplications, prayers and seeking forgiveness. Therefore, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama fraternally requests all to seek forgiveness from the Almighty, while getting involved in seeking love & mercy through constant prayers requesting to remove the unpleasant climate existing throughout the country.

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama also requests all its District and Divisional Branches to get into action in order to support the victims of the situation, while requesting the Trustees of Masjids and other to cooperate with them.

Those who wish to contribute through the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama are requested to deposit their funds to the following Bank account. We request the Trustees of Masjids to collect the relief funds in cash on the forthcoming Fridays and deposit to the following Bank account. (Please inform us via 0117-490490 after depositing the fund).

COMMERCIAL BANK

ALL CEYLON JAMIYYATHUL ULAMA

A/C  NO 1901005000

COMMERCIAL BANK

BRANCH : ISLAMIC BANKING UNIT

SWIFT CODE : CCEYLKLX

 

AMANA BANK

ALL CEYLON JAMIYYATHUL ULAMA

A/C  NO 0010112110014

AMANA BANK

BRANCH : MAIN BRANCH

SWIFT CODE : AMNALKLX

 

 

Ash-Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak
General Secretary
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

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