'Fight against COVID-19'- A Joint Project by ACJU and the Embassy of China

ACJU in collaboration with the Embassy of China, under the theme, 'Fight against COVID-19', distributed Hygiene kits on the 10th of June 2020 at the Head office of ACJU.

Beneficiaries of the Hygiene Kit distribution program included religious leaders and people of all faiths, and staff members of hospitals and schools. The Hygiene Kits consisted of items such as face masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, etc.

On 28th of July 2020, Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe -President of ACJU paid a courtesy visit to the Embassy of China and submitted the completion report of said project to 'Chargé d'affaires Mr.Hu Wei, of the Chinese Embassy. During the said meeting Mr.Hu Wei, commended the ACJU's efforts, and further he conveyed his advanced best wishes to the Muslims of Sri Lanka for the Eid ul Adha festival. Possible ways of improving and supporting poor children's wellbeing were also discussed at the meeting.

We appreciate the cordial relationship that was established and hope to collaborate on worthy projects in the future as well.

ACJU Media Division


01.08.2020 / 10.12.1441

Eid-Ul-Adha Message of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!! Allahu Akbar!!!

The ACJU expresses its best wishes to the Muslim brothers and sisters who are celebrating the festival of Eid-Ul-Adha at a time when the impact of COVID-19 is still strongly felt locally as well as globally.

Due to the pandemic crisis, the pilgrimage of Haj is too carried out in an extremely subdued manner. The Government of Saudi Arabia has granted permission only for a limited number of regional devotees to perform Haj this year. As such, many Sri Lankan Muslims who had intended to perform Haj were unable to do so, similar to other Muslims in several other countries. We pray to Almighty Allah to grant the complete reward to all Muslims who sincerely intended to perform this noble deed this year.

In order to reap the absolute benefits of this auspicious day, Takbeer should be pronounced abundantly from the beginning of the day. On the day of Eid, it is Sunnah to bathe, to avoid consuming food prior to Eid Salaah, to wear new clothes or with the best available attire, to apply perfume, to go to the Masjid, to attend the Khuthba and perform the Salaah. And those who have the financial ability should perform Uldhiyya and offer Sadaqah abundantly.  

Eid-ul-Adha signifies and commemorates the sacrifices and dedications of Hazrath Ibrahim (Alaihissalaam) and his family on this special day. Certainly, the deeds of that great family are good examples for the entire mankind on unconditional submission to Allah. Every Muslim should strive to replicate those deeds as much as possible.   

Furthermore, the laws and regulations of the country should strictly adhere when performing Uldhiyya while following the related guidance in Islam. The moral characteristics of an exemplary Muslim should be displayed in one’s conduct especially while interacting with our neighbors and members of other faiths, by helping each other in possible ways and living with mutual respect. 

On this special day, we pray for everyone to be enriched with good health, tranquility, and happiness and for our Motherland to be bestowed with lasting peace & prosperity, Aameen!

Thakabalahu Minna Waminkum!

Eid Mubarak!


Ash-Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid
Asst. General Secretary - ACJU



 Ref No. ACJU/PRO/2020/003

2020.07.15 / 1441.11.23

An important message from ACJU regarding Uldhiyya this year

Uldhiyya is an important Sunnah in Islam. Some scholars have declared that performing Uldhiyya is ‘Waajib’.

Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran "So, offer Salāh (prayer) to your Lord, and sacrifice" (Surah 108 Verse 02).

The ACJU appeals the Muslims to perform this act of worship observing the religious guidelines, while strictly abiding by the related legal rulings stated under the 'Animal Act No.29 of 1958'.

Considering the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, it is vital to ensure that all the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health are strictly followed while performing Uldhiyya this year.

The consensus opinion of the religious scholars is that goats, cows or camels should be offered as Uldhiyya. According to the context of our country, due to the unavailability of camels, only goats or cows may be offered as Uldhiyya and offering any other animal shall not be deemed as valid. A cow or a camel can be collectively offered as Uldhiyya, by seven persons maximum.

As the circumstances vary from region to region, the respective ACJU Divisional Branches, Masjid Trustees and other dignitaries should be consulted and appropriate decisions should be made on performing Uldhiyya in the respective areas to avoid any hassles or disputes and we urge the public to abide by these decisions.

Those in localities where it is difficult to perform Uldhiyya, it can be arranged to be fulfilled at other suitable areas.

The following guidelines should be observed when performing this act of worship:

  1. The Uldhiyya could be performed from the time the Eid Salaah and both Khutbahs are completed until the time of Sun set on the 13th of Thul Hijjah.
  2. It is Sunnah for the person who intends to perform Uldhiyya, to refrain from removing hair and clipping nails from the commencement of the Month of Thul Hijjah up to the performance of Uldhiyya.
  3. As law abiding citizens of this country, all necessary documents such as animal's ownership certificate, health certificate, and permit to transport the animal etc. should be obtained at the beginning.
  4. It is recommended to offer a goat as Uldhiyya by individuals, than offering a cow or a camel collectively by seven people.
  5. In localities where offering cows as Uldhiyya is difficult, it is recommended to offer goats.
  6. Transporting animals without permits and loading animals in a vehicle more than the number permitted, should be strictly avoided.
  7. The animals should not be tortured at any circumstance.
  8. The animal should be fed sufficiently until it is slaughtered.
  9. The knife to be used for the sacrifice, should be well sharpened.
  10. The slaughtering of the animal should not be visible to the other animals.
  11. The place allocated for the slaughter, should be clean and the waste such as blood, bones etc. should be buried in an appropriate manner.
  12. The places utilized for slaughter and burial of wastage, should be sprayed with insecticide and cleanliness should be maintained.
  13. Government guidelines related to Covid-19 such as maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask should be strictly observed.
  1. As we are living in a multi-ethnic society, we should avoid any act that would hurt others and may cause discomfort among other communities.
  2. Honoring the sentiments of the Buddhists, slaughtering animals on the Poya Day should be avoided.
  3. Taking photographs or videos of performing Uldhiyya should be avoided and especially such content should not be posted on Social Media.

The ACJU kindly requests all Masjid Imams and Khateebs to encourage the virtues and importance of Uldhiyya, and to emphasize on abiding the related rulings, guidelines and especially advice the public to perform this Ibaadah in a manner that does not hurt or arouse the feelings of other communities.



Ash Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid

Asst. General Secretary – ACJU


Note: The ACJU kindly requests the Masjid Trustees to announce these guidelines after the Jumu’ah prayers and to display on the Masjid Notice Board. A booklet titled "An Explanation of the Uldhiyya’ Sacrifice" which includes further explanations on Uldhiyya has been uploaded in the ACJU website ‘www.acju.lk’, for further reading.



2020.07.10 (1441.11.18)



It has come to the notice of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) through the recent reports in media that a campaign of disinformation to tarnish the image of the ACJU is currently underway.


Misleading information wrongfully linking ACJU with the Easter Sunday attacks and several other matters, are being spread deliberately, thereby arousing the feelings of the public.


The ACJU strongly and unequivocally condemns such irresponsible conduct.  The ACJU also wishes to alert the general public to be cautious of such campaigns which are deceitfully engaged in spreading wrong information.




Ash Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid

Assistant Secretary

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama



06.07.2020 (14.11.1441)

Regarding the false allegation that ACJU requests to cancel Sampath Bank Accounts


The ACJU wishes to express its concern regarding the recent incident which happened at the Sampath Bank Branch in Dehiwala. It is highly appropriate that such incidents be resolved amicably between the relevant parties.


Following this incident, it has been reported that false allegations are being propagated that the ACJU has requested the Muslims to cancel Sampath Bank Accounts. We wish to inform the public that the ACJU categorically rejects these false, baseless allegations and wish to state with responsibility that the ACJU has never issued such statements.


Further, we inform the general public to be vigilant of false messages that are being circulated on social media and kindly request the public to verify any news reports regarding the ACJU through the official ACJU website: www.acju.lk.




Ash Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid

Asst. Secretary - ACJU



ACJU/HIL/2020/002 (E)

27.10.1441 AH /19.06.2020 CE



According to astronomical reports, Insha Allah a Solar Eclipse is expected to occur on Sunday, 21st of June, and a Lunar Eclipse is expected on Sunday, 05th of July this year.

According to reports, the Solar eclipse that is to occur on Sunday, 21st of June is expected to be visible in many parts of the globe as an ‘Annular Solar Eclipse’, while in Sri Lanka this may appear as a partial Solar Eclipse between 10.29 am to 01.19 pm (Colombo Time).

The lunar eclipse that is to occur on Sunday 05th of July, is expected to be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and based on astronomical reports, this may not be visible to Sri Lanka.

The Prophet (PBUH) has said, “The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah; they do not eclipse on the death or life of anyone. So when you see the eclipse, Remember Allah and say Takbir, offer Prayers and give Sadaqa.”

(Saheehul Bukhari – 1044)

If anyone sights the Solar Eclipse or if many people have reported to have sighted the Eclipse which is expected to occur on Sunday, 21st of June, the Eclipse prayer could be performed.

As performing the Eclipse prayer in congregation is an emphasized Sunnah, the ACJU Hilaal Division urges the Masjid Trustees and Ulama to make arrangements to conduct this Prayer in congregation, while abiding by the related guidelines, limitations on the number of persons permitted and social distancing measures according to the instructions issued by the Health Authorities.




Ash Shaikh M. Abdul Wahhab  

Coordinator – ACJU Hilaal Division

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama





Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmathullaahi Wa Barakaathuhu

Regarding the performance of Jumu’ah Prayer on 2020.06.19

1. Indeed, there is no doubt that each and every person would be eager to perform the Jumu’ah prayer. However, as it is not possible to accommodate everyone for Jumu’ah prayers under the current situation, those who are compelled to forego Jumu’ah will undoubtedly receive the reward of actually performing Jumu’ah.

2. As it is not possible to accommodate everyone for Jumu’ah prayers while maintaining social distancing within Jumu’ah Masjids, the Waqf Board, Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs Dept. (MRCA) and the ACJU has issued guidelines to utilize Zaaviyahs, Thakiyyahs and other suitable locations to perform the Jumu’ah prayers by obtaining the necessary permissions from the relevant Authorities.

3. In this regard, everyone is kindly requested to fully cooperate with the Masjid Trustees, and only those who have been permitted to perform Jumu’ah are requested to do so; while others are kindly requested to perform the Luhar prayers, on time, in congregation, at their respective places.

4. We request the Masjid Trustees and the ACJU Divisional Branches to collectively decide on an appropriate method for granting permission to perform Jumu’ah.

5. It should be ensured that the related permissions that have been granted should not be violated due to our misconduct under any circumstances.

6. Currently, as the Government has granted permission to perform Jumu’ah prayers, it is obligatory that Jumu’ah is performed by the number of persons permitted by the Government at possible venues by obtaining necessary approvals from the Authorities. It is not permissible to neglect this obligation while having the capability to perform it.

7. It is incorrect to forego the performance of Jumu’ah, citing the reason that only few shall have the opportunity to perform Jumu’ah and many others may not.


Ash Shaikh M.L.M. Ilyas
Secretary – Fatwa Committee
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama



Assalamu Alaikum Warahmathullaahi Wa Barakaathuhu

Guidance on conducting Jumuah during the present COVID-19 situation

Conducting Jumuah is from amongst the fundamentals of the religion. Many a guidance has been provided and specific conditions have been mentioned in regards to it. It is incumbent upon every Muslim to adhere to them. Furthermore, considering the unfamiliar situation of COVID-19, it is also important to follow the guidelines issued by the relevant officers and the Ministry of Health when holding a Jumuah congregation.


1. The health officers have limited the number of people gathering at religious sites, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Gathering in numbers exceeding the said limit should be avoided.


2. According to the Shafie School of Thought (Mad’hab), a minimum of 40 matured males, who are permanent residents, is required for the validity of Jumuah Prayer. Hence, if due to space constraints, or permission not being granted by the officers, or for any other reason, the number of attendees is less than 40, then Luhar Salah has to be conducted.


3. A concession could be provided to conduct Jumuah at various venues in a town, due to space constraints. Considering the above and the fact that performing Jumuah Prayers is not possible while maintaining Social distancing, Jumuah Prayers could be conducted at Jumuah Masjids as well as other Masjids, Thakkiyas, Zaviyas, etc. However, advice should be sought from the branch Jamiyyahs and permission should be taken from the health officers before taking the above mentioned steps. Moreover, should the Health Officials (PHI) grant permission, Jumuah could also be conducted at Madrasas, Halls and public places.


4. Generally, if one is unable to attend Jumuah prayers due to illness, travel, fear, rain or any other restrictions, he will be exempted from performing the Jumuah Prayers.


5. Since the government has restricted the number of people that could gather in a place, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keeping in mind the difficulty in maintaining Social distancing whilst performing Jumuah, praying Luhar would suffice for those who are unable to attend the Jumuah prayers. In a state of compulsion, if one is unable to perform Jumuah prayers, it will not be deemed a sin; instead, he will be rewarded.


6. The residents should fully cooperate with their respective Masjid administrators in this matter; and those who are able to may conduct the Jumuah prayers, while others should conduct the Luhar prayers.


7. Be mindful of the instructions provided by the Waqf Board and the Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs too, as they are responsible for the affairs of the Masjids of the country.


Note: The concession granted to conduct Jumuah in many places is valid only during the period of the COVID-19 crisis. Once this crisis is over and the nation reverts back to normalcy, the practice of conducting Jumuahs in many venues should discontinue, and Jumuahs should be conducted only in places where they used be conducted before the crisis. This would be in accordance to the religious rulings in regards to Jumuah.


Those who are unable to conduct Jumuah prayers in many venues of a town, in the manner mentioned, could contact the Fatwah Division on their hotline: 0117490420.

“Allah is the All Knowing”

Assheikh M.L.M.Ilyas
Secretary – Fatwa Division
All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulama


Opinion regarding disposal of COVID-19 affected human remains

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Our opinion (fatwa) has been sought with regard to the permissible mode of disposal of the remains of persons who have succumbed to COVID-19.


The fatwa committee has submitted an exhaustive report on this issue. We have taken note of the opinions of established Islamic scholars and the Qur’anic injunctions referred to in the report.


We note that all four schools of Islamic jurisprudence are unanimous that the only permissible method of the disposal of the remains of a deceased is by burial. A departure from this rule is recognized only in exceptional and unavoidable circumstances. A recognized exception is that of a person dying whilst on a sea journey, and access to land within a reasonable time is not feasible. Upon a consideration of all the available text and Qur’anic injunctions in the light of available scientific material, we are of the opinion that a departure from this general rule to justify cremation in the disposal of COVID-19 affected human remains is not permissible for the reasons set out below.


We note that it has been almost universally recognized that the burial of deceased COVID-19 patients is an accepted method of disposal. This is subject to the adoption of recognized measures, if need be, in certain circumstances to prevent the transmission of the disease by the pollution of water or by rodents. To the best of our knowledge Sri Lanka and perhaps China appear to be the only countries to have confined the disposal of human remains affected by the COVID-19 virus to cremation.


The World Health Organization (WHO) in its Guidelines issued on 24.03.2020, for the disposal of COVID-19 infected human remains observed as follows.

“People who have died from COVID-19 can be buried or cremated (WHO, 2020).”


We have also taken note of Chapter 2.7 of the General Guidance for the management of the dead related to COVID-19 issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which also mentions that

“Cremation of unidentified human remains should be avoided, and burial in single graves is the preferred method of disposal. (Finegan, et al., 2020)”

Hence, we are satisfied that the recognized international public health organizations are of the opinion that the available scientific material does not warrant a departure from the Islamic requirement that the remains of a deceased COVID-19 patient should be buried and not cremated. In any event, the availability of recognized precautionary measures to counter the possibility of the transmission of the disease, in case of burials, has not been properly appreciated by the public health authorities in Sri Lanka.


We wish to emphasize that Islam enjoins us to obey the law. Therefore, this opinion should not be understood as a justification to disobey the law.


We have made representations to the authorities to reconsider their decision to prohibit burials of deceased COVID-19 patients. We reiterate our position that there should be a free choice and that we Muslims, should be granted the option to conform to the religious requirements of our faith that such deceased persons should be buried. We are saddened by the fact that our representations and that of medical personnel and activists did not find favour with our public health authorities.


We appeal to all citizens to co-operate with the government to eradicate the virus from our motherland. May Almighty Allah bless us and keep us all safe.



  1. Finegan, O., Fonseca, S., Guyomarch, P., Mendez, M. M., Gonzalez, J. R., Tidball-Binz, M., ICRC Advisory Group on the Management of COVID-19. (2020). International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): General guidance for the management of the dead related to COVID-19. Forensic Science International: Synergy, 2, 129-137.


  1. (2020). Infection Prevention and Control for the safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19. World Health Organization.


  1. ACJU Fatwa. (2020). All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama. Religious Clarification with regard to cremating the body of Muslim COVID 19 victims. (2020.04.11)




Mufthi M.I.M. Rizwe


All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama




  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




  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




  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




  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.


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



  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