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Virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah

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ALL praise is due to Allaah, and may He render our Prophet Muhammad safe from every derogatory thing, and exalt his mention, and the mention of his household and Companions.

Ibn Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days; meaning the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. They inquired: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah? He said: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah, unless one goes out for Jihad sacrificing both his life and property and returning with neither. (Al-Bukhaari)


ACJU Press Release on Cricket

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1433-11-16 | 2012-10-03

அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யத்துல் உலமாவின் ஊடக அறிக்கை

கிரிக்கெட்டின் வெற்றியை நிதானமாக அனுகுவோம்

தற்போது இலங்கையில் நடைபெற்றுக் கொண்டிருக்கும் கிரிக்கெட் சுற்றுப் போட்டியில் ஏதாவது ஒரு நாடு வெற்றி பெறலாம், ஆனால் வெற்றியின் பின்னர் நமது நாட்டின் ஜக்கியத்திற்கும் இறைமைக்கும் பாதிப்பு ஏற்படாத வகையில் சகலரும் நடந்து கொள்ளவேண்டுமென அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யத்துல் உலமா அன்பாக வேண்டிக் கொள்கின்றது.


Media Communique by ACJU re: destruction of a place of Buddhist worship in Bangladesh

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We are deeply disturbed and outraged by reports of the destruction of a place of Buddhist worship in Bangladesh.  We are saddened that this despicable act is said to have been committed by a group of misguided Muslims.  We unreservedly condemn this reprehensible act and call upon the Government of Bangladesh to take immediate action in this regard.

Such acts of religious bigotry and intolerance are completely prohibited by the tenets of Islam which is a peaceful and viable way of life.   The Holy Quran expressly states that there is no compulsion in religion and exhorts all Muslims to engage with persons of other faiths with reason and kindness.   The Holy Prophet of Islam (on whom be peace) was the very epitome of compassion and tolerance.  Islamic history is replete with instances embodying such tolerance.   If one may give a random pick – the Holy Prophet was persecuted and assaulted when he preached his message in the city of Taif.


How to deal with blasphemous activities against Islam

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By Dr Rifai Sulaiman, Naleemi (London)

Attacks and sinister criticism against Islam and Muslims have dramatically increased in the last few decades.  Since Salman Rushdie published his book satanic verses we have seen many provocative activities against Muslims throughout the world and particularly in European countries.   Sometimes, some anti-Muslim elements openly come out and attack Islamic places, mosques, and physically attack Muslim brothers and sisters. Many incidents of such attacks have been have been reported in many parts of European countries and  these provocative acts are expressed through books, news papers, magazines, cartoons and films to gauge emotional  pulses of Muslim people throughout the world.  Time to time provocative actions are taken by anti-Islamic forces to create communal tension between Muslim and Non-Muslim communities in Europe and more importantly to portray Muslims as violent and extremist people.


Dr Faiz Marikkar and Riyazdeen Shahjahan are among the TOYP 2012 winners

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Dr. Faiz Marikkar wins Academic Leadership award and

Riyazdeen Shahjahan bags the award for contribution to media.

Ten Outstanding Young Persons award recipients for 2012

The Ten Outstanding Young Persons or the TOYP award recipients for 2012 organised  the junior Chamber International were announced on Monday evening.

The Ten Outstanding Young Persons  is one of the most prestigious international award seletion and has been held in Sri Lanka for the past thirty three years.

International luminaries who have won this award in the past include former US President’s, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Henry Kissinger.

The winners of the award this year are in the category of business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment, Thushantha Jayasundara.

The award for academic leadership was won by Dr. Faiz Marikkar.


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