Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dr Lorna Devaraja – The Uncrowned Queen Of The Muslims

By Hilmy Ahamed – Dr Lorna Srimathie Dewaraja, the brilliant historian of repute who did not receive the recognition that she rightly deserves in her life time for her contribution to the Muslims of Sri Lanka should be engraved in … Continue reading

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BBS Support, A Blessing In Disguise

By Helasingha Bandara – All along, people of Sri Lanka knew whose creation Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) was. No one was surprised when Gnanasara announced his support for Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR). Instead of worrying about BBS’ support for MR, those … Continue reading

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SLMC and MR hold crucial talks

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has had crucial talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the party looks to decide who it will support at the Presidential elections next year. An SLMC delegation led by SLMC leader and Justice Minister … Continue reading

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Recalling the Peaceful Harmonious Relationship Between Sinhalese and Muslims of Sri Lanka in the Past

By Jezima Ismail A one-time Minister of Foreign Affairs, A.C.S. Hameed, once pointed out that “Historians have traditionally been attracted by wars and rebellions whereas the peaceful co-existence of groups of people over long periods tends to be overlooked”. He … Continue reading

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Pope Francis prays in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

Pope prays for stronger ties between Vatican and Islam during second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey. The Grand Mufti of Istanbul gave Pope a tour of Sultan Ahmet mosque better known as the Blue Mosque [Getty] Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Jihad: A Misunderstood Concept from Islam

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani (Chairman, Islamic Supreme Council of America) and Shaykh Seraj Hendricks (Head Mufti, Cape Town, South Africa) It cannot be over-emphasized that Islam upholds the values of reason, balance and responsibility in the conduct of its worldly … Continue reading

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Muslim and Christian Religious Leaders Unite to Denounce ISIS and Violence in Iraq and Syria

19.11.2014 VIENNA, 19 NOVEMBER: In an unprecedented demonstration of multi-religious solidarity, leaders of Christian, Muslim and other religious communities from Iraq, Syria and the larger Middle East region today have denounced with one voice all violence in the name of … Continue reading

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To Encourage Dialogue, Religious Leaders Need to Speak Up and Get Media Wise

KAICIID Announces Training for Religious Leaders and Dialogue Practitioners The Milli Gazette Online Published Online: Nov 22, 2014 New Delhi (22 November 2014): KAICIID, the world’s first intergovernmental interreligious organization, seeks to encourage interreligious dialogue by empowering religious leaders and … Continue reading

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EU and the State of Palestine

The number of European countries which have taken legal political steps to recognize Palestine as a state continues to grow. The latest move came from Spanish lawmakers who recently urged their government to recognize Palestine as a state. The Spanish … Continue reading

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All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama`s notice with regard to the presidential election

The presidential election has been declared to be held on 8th January 2015. Casting the vote during an election is not only a right but also a duty of a citizen. Therefore, ACJU strongly urges Muslims of this country to … Continue reading

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