News and Events

November, 2020

  • 25 November

    Colombo Community in Need

    ශ්‍රී ලංකා වාසී ඉස්ලාමීය සහෝදර සහෝදරියනි, දානපතියනි…! කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතයේ බලපෑම හේතුවෙන් කොළඹ නගරයේ සියළු කටයුතු මුළුමනින්ම අඩාල වී ඇති බව ඔබ හොඳින් දන්නා කරුණකි. මෙමගින් පීඩා විඳින අහිංසක ජනතාවගේ අපහසුතාවයන්වලට යම් හෝ අස්වැසිල්ලක් ලබාදීම පිණිස කොළඹ නගරයේ සියළුම මුස්ලිම් දේවස්ථානයන්ගේ එකමුතුව වන කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් මස්ජිද් සම්මේලනය මීට පෙර ක්‍රියාත්මක වූවා හා සමානව සදකාවන් සහ සකාතයන් ඒකරාශී කර, නිසි ක්‍රමවේදයක් යටතේ …

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  • 18 November

    Compulsory cremation of Covid-19 dead bodies of Muslims: Science, human decency and racism By Ranga Jayasuriya

    Contingencies and the human response to them are also a test of fundamental values of humanityThus, dangerously and disturbingly a good deal of Islamophobia is being made into the mainstreamThis general sense of backwardness is amplified when the saner voices of professors, specialist doctors and other professionals fail to speak up When your country is doing something totally different from  what …

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  • 16 November

    Burial or cremation – the polemic has begun By Dr M. HARIS DEEN

    The front page headline item in The Island (12.11.2020), titled “Resumption of burials a high risk the country cannot afford to take” – (copy of the article is attached below of this post), ascribed to Member of Parliament Muzammil, shows his ignorance; he has caused a reprehensible affront on the Muslim community. Muzammil’ss reasoning is unacceptable, when he says “that the country …

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  • 14 November

    Inheritance in Islam By Fazli Sameer

    Introduction This publication was initiated, based on many questions and answers that were discussed on real life Islamic Inheritance situations online. Based on the massive interest and responses received it was decided to publish all of the Q&A together with a brief understanding of the logic and methodology of Inheritance according to Islamic Law that is used to compute the …

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  • 13 November

    Death in the Time of Corona: A Risky Business for Muslims By SHREEN SAROOR AND MINOLI DE SOYSA

    The question of the burial or cremation of COVID-19 victims took a bizarre turn to expose a government at odds with itself with Ministers and health authorities sending out mixed messages and contradicting each other. It was suddenly announced that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had agreed to the burial of Muslims who died of COVID-19 and instructed health authorities to look …

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