21.07.2015 - Media Statement
ISIS terrorist organization and the Lankan Muslims
News of the death of an alleged Lankan Muslim who has reportedly left the country to join the ISIS has been published in various local dailies.
Hence, the Sri Lankan Muslim community has become deeply worried over this news item. Lankan Muslims like many other peace loving Muslim nations world over never approve the activities of the ISIS which is tarnishing the name of Islam by hideously misinterpreting the concept of “Jihad”.
Realizing the apex role of the ACJU that provide guidance to the Muslims of this country, Ash Sheikh Rizwe Mufti, the President of our organization made a special address to the Lankan Muslims over the SLBC on 06.07.2014 with regard to the ISIS issue and cautioned them to fully distance them from this terror outfit and its activities. The President further asserted that the group is a totally illegal terrorist movement that is operating out of the folds of Islam and its teachings.
Thus, ACJU became one of the first Muslim organizations in the world to denounce the actions of the ISIS as ‘grossly un-Islamic.’
Subsequent to the above verbal denouncement, ACJU publish an another Media Statement to the same effect to all major print media institutions with signatures of the President and the General Secretary on 30.08.2014.
Further on 03.02.2015 ACJU issued another Media Statement condemning the killing of two Japanese journalists.
In Addition to this, ACJU once again denounced the actions of the ISIS on 03.02.2015, by issuing another media statement, which has been also posted in our website. This denouncement could be accessed by clicking this link:
We also would like to state that our organization is making arrangement to issue a detailed statement denouncing the barbaric actions of the ISIS very soon.
Ash Sheikh Rizwe Mufthi - President, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama
Ash Sheikh M. M. Ahmed Mubarak - General Secretary,All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama
18.11.2015 (Hijri 05.02.1437)
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) strongly condemns the inhumane attacks on innocent civilians in Lebanon and Paris
The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) vehemently condemns the recent inhumane attacks on the innocent civilians in Lebanon and Paris.
Violent activities against the innocent civilians contradicts the Principles of Quran and the traditions of our Prophet (Peace be upon him). There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. The Holy Quran, states: “Whoever kills a person, it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind” (Quran, 5:32). Moreover, The Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) has said “Allah shows kindness towards those who are kind to one another. Be kind to those who live on this earth, the one above the skies will be kind to you” (Tirmidhi).
Islam has given so much importance to human beings that it regards the killing of a single person is like killing the entire humanity. Its teaching of peace encompasses all humanity. Islam has taught its followers to treat all mankind with mercy, tolerance and justice. Islam sternly condemns all kinds of oppression, violence and terrorism. It has regarded oppression, mischief and murdering among severest sins and crimes.
Therefore, ACJU strongly condemns this crime and extends its condolences to those deprived by this tragedy on behalf of the Sri Lankan Muslim community. Moreover, ACJU kindly requests the Muslims to pray Allah, the Almighty, to eliminate such inhumane, extremist missions.
Ash-Shaikh (Mufthi) M.I.M Rizwe
President – All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama