15.03.2020

19.07.1441

 

Guidelines given by ACJU regarding the prevention of Corona Virus (COVID -19) spreading

  1. Refrain from all gatherings including performing Jumu’ah, 05 times congregational prayers at Masjid and public locations.
  2. Azan should be called out at the prescribed times at the Masjid. At the end of Azan the following should be pronounced “Sallu Fee Rihaalikum” (Offer you prayers at your respective premises) (Sahih Muslim – 697).
  3. The Imam and the Muazzin of the Masjid shall offer their prayers congregationally at their respective Masjids.
  4. Obligatory prayers should be offered at the residences. Special attention should be given to the offering of Sunnah prayers, Tahajjud, Dhuha, charity, voluntary fasts and other voluntary acts of worship. Extra effort should be made to abstain from sins.
  5. Parents should pay special attention in engaging their children in activities such as recitation of Qur’an, Dua, etc. The vacation should be used to teach them good habits and should refrain from going on trips and playing in the streets.
  6. It is a Sunnah to offer Salam and make Musafaha while greeting each other. However, the Medical experts have advised that the COVID-19 virus spreads rapidly by the touching of hands; hence, it is advisable to limit the greetings to the pronunciation of Salam without Musafaha.
  7. It is an obligation to fulfill the rights of the Janaza in the appropriate manner, as per the teachings of Islam. Due to the prevailing situation, it is advised to suffice with observing the obligatory acts while fulfilling the Janaza burial practices.
  8. It is our duty to pray for the quick recovery of the victims of this virus, COVID-19. We should also offer our assistance to these victims in any manner possible.
  9. We should pray the Almighty Allah to eradicate this virus from our Mother Land and all other countries across the globe.
  10. Propagation of false and unauthentic messages through social media should be completely avoided.

Note: All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama has provided the above 'guidelines' considering the reports of the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka, World Health Organization (WHO), International Islamic Scholars and the Verdicts from Other Ulama Councils on the matter of COVID-19.

“Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.”

 

 

 

Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary - ACJU

 

 

23.03.2020

Abiding by the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health with responsibility

We are aware that globally every country is taking necessary measures to curb the Coronavirus pandemic which is spreading widely. Accordingly the Government of Sri Lanka has also provided some guidelines, and has undertaken various measures to prevent the infection of this virus from spreading to the people of this nation. Thus, it is obligatory upon all of us to adhere to these guidelines.

Especially it is important to recognize that the imposed curfew is with regard to the best interests of the public, and we Muslims should unconditionally abide by that law. During the curfew, we should totally avoid roaming outside, and cooperate with the defense authorities.

While, Muslims from all over the country should abide by the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health regarding the prevention of the viral transmission, they should also strictly follow the guidelines issued by the same ministry when the curfew is lifted, and set an example for other communities. Also, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama kindly appeals to all the Muslims to adhere to the following etiquettes:

  • Only one person from a household going out for purchasing essentials.
  • Utilizing youngsters to fulfil external affairs instead of young children and the elderly.
  • Wearing a mask when going out.
  • Maintaining a distance of at least 1 meter between individuals when waiting at queues.
  • Washing hands regularly with soap.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama kindly requests all Muslims to adhere to the above guidelines and also urges to enlighten others with the same.

Especially, ACJU requests the Masjid Trustees to broadcast this awareness frequently via the speakers of the Mosques.

 

Ash Shaikh Abdul Muqsith

Secretary – ACJU Propagation Division

 

23.03.2020

HELP THOSE IN NEED AND ATTAIN THE MERCY OF ALLAH

The Corona virus pandemic threatening the whole world, has affected the lives of all people in many ways. The ACJU fervently prays for quick recovery of all those who are affected.

The day to day lives of the people of this country have been affected by this virus. Especially the worst affected are the daily wage earners. The ACJU requests all to identify such people in need and make efforts to help them in all possible means.

Our beloved Prophet, Salallahu Alaihi Wasalam is reported to have said that “He is not a Believer whose stomach is filled while the Neighbor to his side goes hungry”. Hence providing food is a highly virtuous deed in Islam. “Sadaqah (Charity) protects one from calamities” is another narration of Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam. In these times it is highly rewarding to engage in deeds of Sadaqah.

The island wide curfew has affected the daily wage earners by suspending their sources of income. Such people in need should be identified and necessary arrangements should be made for their daily provisions.

  • All possible individuals should identify and help those in need in the respective localities.
  • The ACJU Divisional Branches, Masjid Federations, and Masjids to identify those in need and to provide necessary assistance.
  • Those who wish to make your contributions through ACJU, please contact the following numbers: 0777571876 | 0117490490| 0771778831

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Further, the ACJU requests those who engage in these welfare services to strictly adhere to the laws imposed by the government and to obtain necessary permissions of the authorities.

Note: If any surplus funds are available after the completion of a particular project, it will utilized for other similar Social Services projects of ACJU.

 

Ash-Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary - ACJU

19.03.2020

23.07.1441

Let’s honour the time of Jumu’ah and engage in acts of worship

It is confirmed by the health officials that there is a fear of the Coronavirus (COVID19) spreading to various parts of the country. Since the World Health Organization has declared that the gathering of people is the basic cause of this epidemic spreading further, our government has barred public gatherings, and has informed that any efforts to gather people would be a violation of law, and due legal action would be carried out against violators.

“Do not cause harm to yourself and others” is a Hadith that is the basis of a very important principal of Islamic Jurisprudence.

Furthermore, religious scholars have listed the circumstances in which Congregational Prayers and Jumu'ah Prayer could be abandoned, with certain conditions. Some of them are: Illness, Fear, Travel, Taking care of a patient, Strong wind, and Rain.

It is understood from Ahadith that if one is unable to attend Congregational Prayers or Jumu’ah prayer for the abovementioned reasons, he would receive the same reward as if it were performed.

Taking the above mentioned into consideration, the Waqf Board, Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs and the All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulama have requested the public to refrain from gathering at the mosques for the daily Congregational Prayers or Jumu’ah Prayer, and to alternatively pray at the residences, as we would be well aware.

Moreover, Friday is a sacred day for the Muslims. Reciting Surah Kahf, reciting Salawat upon the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and supplications are important acts of worship of this day. Hence, during the coming Friday, Muslims are advised to close their businesses as usual; and once the Azan for Luhar Prayers is called out, perform the Luhar Prayers (4 Rak’aths), as well as the pre and post voluntary prayers at their current places of residence and seek refuge from Allah to safeguard the people of this country and globally from the evils of this dastardly pandemic.

Note: There is a particular time on this day, regarding which the Prophet (Peace be upon him) has mentioned that supplication made at that time would definitely be answered.

We kindly urge all the Muslims to adhere to these guidelines.

 

 

As-Shaikh M.L.M. Ilyas

Secretary 

Fatwa Division

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

 

15.03.2020

19.07.1441

 

A REQUEST FROM ACJU TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY

The WHO & the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has guided all communities to avoid public gatherings to prevent Corona Virus (COVID-19) being spread. Hence, ACJU requests the Muslim community to temporarily stop Jumu’ah & 05 times congregational prayers at Masjids and all kinds of public gatherings until further notice.

Further, the Muslims are requested to adhere to the guidelines stipulated by the Government Institutions and ACJU, due to the current prevailing situation.

Hence, the Masjid Trustees are requested to take necessary steps in implementing those guidelines.

 

 

Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary - ACJU

 

 

 

 

15.03.2020

19.07.1441

Guidelines given by ACJU regarding the prevention of Corona Virus (COVID -19) spreading

  1. Refrain from all gatherings including performing Jumu’ah, 05 times congregational prayers at Masjid and public locations.
  2. Azan should be called out at the prescribed times at the Masjid. At the end of Azan the following should be pronounced “Sallu Fee Rihaalikum” (Offer you prayers at your respective premises) (Sahih Muslim – 697).
  3. The Imam and the Muazzin of the Masjid shall offer their prayers congregationally at their respective Masjids.
  4. Obligatory prayers should be offered at the residences. Special attention should be given to the offering of Sunnah prayers, Tahajjud, Dhuha, charity, voluntary fasts and other voluntary acts of worship. Extra effort should be made to abstain from sins.
  5. Parents should pay special attention in engaging their children in activities such as recitation of Qur’an, Dua, etc. The vacation should be used to teach them good habits and should refrain from going on trips and playing in the streets.
  6. It is a Sunnah to offer Salam and make Musafaha while greeting each other. However, the Medical experts have advised that the COVID-19 virus spreads rapidly by the touching of hands; hence, it is advisable to limit the greetings to the pronunciation of Salam without Musafaha.
  7. It is an obligation to fulfill the rights of the Janaza in the appropriate manner, as per the teachings of Islam. Due to the prevailing situation, it is advised to suffice with observing the obligatory acts while fulfilling the Janaza burial practices.
  8. It is our duty to pray for the quick recovery of the victims of this virus, COVID-19. We should also offer our assistance to these victims in any manner possible.
  9. We should pray the Almighty Allah to eradicate this virus from our Mother Land and all other countries across the globe.
  10. Propagation of false and unauthentic messages through social media should be completely avoided.

Note: All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama has provided the above 'guidelines' considering the reports of the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka, World Health Organization (WHO), International Islamic Scholars and the Verdicts from Other Ulama Councils on the matter of COVID-19.

“Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.”

 

Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary - ACJU

 

 

 

March 06th, 2020

 

Dr. Wijedasa Rajapakshe

President’s Counsel

No. 17, Wijayaba Mawatha,

Nawala Road,

Nugegoda.

 

RE: COMMENTS MADE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON THE 28th OF FEBRUARY 2020

We the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), are deeply concerned at the inaccurate and incorrect statements made by you with regard to our organization, at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Easter Sunday Terror Attacks, on 2020.02.28. Our concern is all the more greater because it is made by a former Justice Minister who is a well known public figure.

 

According to media reports, you have stated that ACJU is ‘an organization not registered under a legal framework’.

 

This statement is totally incorrect. The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama – ACJU, has been incorporated by Parliament which incorporation has been enacted as Act No. 51 of 2000. The ACJU has been in existence since 1924.

 

It has been further reported that you had made an allegation that the ACJU was trying ‘to convert Sri Lanka into a Muslim State through a four point plan.

 

We vehemently reject this baseless allegation, and state in the strongest possible terms that the ACJU, has never had any such plans nor has it made any attempt to change Sri Lanka into a Muslim State.  On the contrary the ACJU believes in coexistence and has always worked to build inter communal harmony and National Unity in Sri Lanka.

 

We also unequivocally reject the allegations made by you that one or more politicians are funding the ACJU.  The ACJU is an independent organization comprising theologians and has no allegiances with any political party or politicians.

 

It is regrettable that personalities of your caliber make such statements which can create unnecessary confusion among the communities, especially at a time, when all citizens should be engaged in efforts to strengthen unity and coexistence among all ethnicities of our Motherland.

 

Honorable Sir, we kindly wish to inform you, that we as a responsible organization of religious scholars, are always willing to provide any form of clarification that you may require about our   organization and its activities.

 

We will therefore be grateful if you would take steps to inform the Presidential Commission of the above inaccuracies as well as inform the public through the respective media agencies that these allegations are without a basis.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Ash Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary – ACJU

 

 

12th February, 2020

His Excellency Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

The President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Presidential Secretariat,

Galle Face, Colombo – 01

Your Excellency,

 

LETTER OF APPRECIATION

RE: SPEECH ON THE 72ND INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION OF SRI LANKA

We, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, wish to express our thanks and gratitude for your historic speech on the 72nd Independence Day, which highlighted the democratic rights of all citizens of our Motherland regardless of caste, race or religion.

We are indeed proud to have a visionary leader as our President, who ensures the security, the democracy and the freedom of the entire citizens of our Motherland, who are from various ethnicities. You have addressed in the speech, saying that you represent the entire Sri Lankan nation irrespective of ethnicity, religion, party affiliation or other differences and everyone has the right to follow the religion by his choice. We as the Muslim community, living more than 1000 years in this country in peace and harmony with the Sri Lankan identity, will continuously contribute our fullest support in all possible ways to achieve your vision for the future of this Nation, as addressed in your speech.   

We are confident that you will guarantee the freedom of all Sri Lankans. We as Muslims always wish and support you and your service in all means with our hearts. We wish you good health and long life to serve all citizens of our Motherland.

Best Regards,

 

 

Ash-Shaikh (Mufti) M.I.M. Rizwe                  
President                                                             
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama   

 

Ash-Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak 

General Secretary

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

                   

01.02.2020

 

Sri Lanka is commemorating the 72nd Independence Day of Sri Lanka. This is a very special day which we celebrate annually remaining the past of our total commitments and hard work of our forefathers.

As all of us know that in order to achieve our independence, our forefathers of all multi-religious, multi-racial and ethnic communities worked hard in order to achieve our immemorable independence. Their mission was to achieve the independence for all communities live in co-existence without any racial or religious discrimination, thereby all communities having their own rights and privileges worked hard to achieve the development  and prosperity of the country for the betterment of the concerned  

As such the truth of the fact was that they have become the stake holders of all governments and the ruling parities having engaged in part and partial of the development aspect of the social, educational, economic and security of the country.

Under the independence achieved by the leaders of Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Christian communities would not tolerate at any cost the religious intolerance. None of the citizen of this country will tolerate such religious hatred feelings towards other community.  

We therefore hope and pray that progressive steps  mentioned by the president would further strengthen and gain stronghold as stressed in his presidential speech that he was the president for all the people of this country.   We wish to remain that we all communities get togather and work hard to achieve the required development and progress of the country.

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama wish and offer its prayers for the progress, and prosperity of Sri Lanka with its full potentials.

 

Al Sheikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama of Sri Lanka 

29.01.2020 / 03.06.1441

Many people across the world including China have been contracted by the Coronavirus epidemic and receiving treatments, while a number of deaths also have been confirmed as a result of this frightening issue. The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, while expressing its deepest condolences to those families of the deceased, it also prays for those affected with a swift recovery.

 

The ACJU urges everyone to increasingly engage in rituals and supplications Islam has taught us, in order to evoke the mercy and blessings of Allah, during this time of dreadful tribulation that has befallen on these countries, and to ensure all of them recover totally and return back to normalcy.

 

Spreading false and unverified news on Social Media during these times, could lead to unwanted problems and instill unnecessary fear among the public. Hence it is advised to refrain from such acts.

 

Furthermore, we strongly urge the public to strictly adhere to the instructions provided by the relevant health authorities, and Islam has guided us to avoid visiting places where such an epidemic is prevalent.

 

Abdur Rahman Ibn Auf (Rali) reported that he heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saying, “If you hear about it (an outbreak of plague) in a land, do not go to it; but if plague breaks out in a country where you are staying, do not run away from it.” (Buhari: 5729)

 

We must recite the supplication taught to us by The Messenger of Allah (Sal) during such calamities:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ

Meaning: "O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases." (Sunan Abi Dawud 1554)

May Allah safeguard us from all such calamities and disasters. Aameen!

 

 

Ash-Sheikh M.M.A. Mubarak

General Secretary

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama