Important Message With Regard To Face Cover Of Muslim Women

Asslalamu Alaikum Warahmathullahi Wabarakathuhu,

Wearing a dress code of one’s own choice is one of the fundamental human rights of every male and female on earth.  The constitution of this country enshrines these rights very clearly.

Followed by the deplorable incident of 21st of April, an unusual situation prevailed in the country and the emergency law was imposed by the Government. Followed by this, a temporary ban of facial cover or niqab was too imposed during the time of the emergency law.  Though,  the emergency law was lifted on the 23rd of August, a Special Gazette has been issued enabling the deployment of armed forces to maintain public order in the country. Ever since the incident, it seems that the fear psychosis among the people is still not completely detached.

In this current situation, there seems to be possibilities that the Muslim women who attire the face cover publicly, may face inconveniences. So, at this uncertain political situation, it is our responsibility to ensure all possible means to avoid paving the way to racial elements.

The ACJU requests especially the Muslim women to avoid possible inconveniences that may be caused by attiring the face cover in the public and to act in a responsible and serious manner considering the present situation. The ACJU strongly believes that our own etiquette and responsible behavior among the various communities would definitely help us to protect our own rights and privileges.

The ACJU also believes that the religious freedom, rights and privileges within our cultural diversity enjoyed by the Muslims of Sri Lanka throughout the history should still be preserved and protected.


Ash-Shaikh H. Omardeen

Secretary – Propagation Division

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama   

 18.05.2019 (12.09.1440)


We are aware that properties worth of billions of Rupees of Muslims, were destroyed due to recent attacks on Muslims in Puttalam, Kurunegala and Gampaha districts.

The ACJU expresses its gratitude to all those who have been extending their assistance in various manners to the affected victims, and May Almighty Allah reward them with success in this World and in the Hereafter.

Under the leadership of Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe, the President of ACJU and Ash Shaikh A.C Agar Mohamed, the Deputy President of ACJU, the members of the ACJU Executive Committee visited the affected regions on 15th of May 2019.

During the discussions held subsequently, it was resolved that necessary steps should be taken to obtain government compensations and immediate relief aid should be provided to the victims by the Muslim community, and assist them to recover by all possible means.

In the meantime, ACJU urges the effected Muslims to lodge complaints at the police stations and GS offices in their respective areas, providing details of their losses in writing a soon as possible.

A special meeting was convened at the ACJU Head office with members of the Masjid Federations of Colombo region on the 17th of May 2019. In the meeting, it was agreed that assistance to the effected by the recent destruction should be distributed through the network of Masjid federations under the purview of the ACJU as executed during the past disasters of Tsunami, Floods etc.

Accordingly, the tasks has been handed over to Masjid Federations and ACJU branches as follows:






Affected Areas



ACJU Colombo South Branch | Dehiwala Fed | Kirulapone Fed | Wellawatta Jumuah Masjid














Nimal Road  Masjid








Kollupitiya Fed | Bambalapitiya, & Jawatte Jumuah Masjids








Nikaweratiya / Kalapitiyagama






Pettah Fed | Aluthkade Fed | Akurana ACJU Branch





ACJU Colombo North  | Maligawatta Fed | Kompannaveediya Fed





Gampola ACJU Branch|Grandpass Fed | Maradana Fed








ACJU Kollonnawa Branch | Kolonnawa Fed | Colombo North Fed  





Kuliyapitiya / Adendawela



Wariyapola / Rambewe



 ACJU Colombo Center Branch | Demetagoda Fed





Zam Zam Foundation





Udunuwara ACJU Branch & Team


Madige Weediyawali



Kandy City ACJU Branch & Team








Galagedara ACJU Branch & Team, Malwana


Bandarakoswatta, Hammaliya, Bandarakoswatta, Hunugama,  Hathapola &  Horombawa



The ACJU requests that the Muslim community to cooperate with the respective Masjid Federation and ACJU Branches to provide possible assistance to help those affected during this blessed Month of Ramadhaan, to recover from this situation.

Furthermore the ACJU requests to follow the below guideline when assisting those affected:

  1. The Masjid Federations and the ACJU Branches should make that sufficient assistance are provided to all those affected.
  2. Collective and individual assistance should be done to Ifthar and Sahar arrangements of the affected people.
  3. Zakath could be given to the eligible among the victims while giving to other eligible persons. Also we should increase our Sadaka in these times of dire need of our brethren.





Ash Shaikh H. Omardeen

Secretary – ACJU Propagation Division


 17.05.2019 (11.09.1440)


It is the need of the hour to have proper knowledge and understanding of the Islamic principles of co-existing with other communities as we, Muslims, are living in a multi-cultural and multi-communal country.

Therefore, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama requests all Muslims to adhere to the following guidelines during the period of Vesak:

  1. Make use of this period of Vesak as an opportunity to build friendly and harmonious relationships with the other communities. 
  1. As the Vesak period coincides with Ramadhaan this year, we should make sure that our activities do not cause any hindrance to others. And also cordial and harmonious interactions should be maintained with them on humanitarian basis. 
  1. Abiding by the government laws, we should refrain from engaging in slaughtering and selling of poultry or cattle during this period which would also be an expression of respecting the religious values of the other communities. 
  1. If any clarifications or guidance is required in this regard, please contact the Fatwa Division of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama on 0117 490 420. 


Ash Shaikh H. Omardeen
Secretary – Propagation Division



Guidance provided by the ACJU to be adhered in the prevailing situation in the country

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmathullahi Wabarakathuhu

ACJU wishes to provide the following instructions to the Muslim community in Sri Lanka with the view of the current tense situation and in the wake of the implementation of the Emergency Law. We specially urge Masjid trustees and Imams to adhere to these instructions with utmost consideration.

  1. Only Allah could resolve to all our situations and He is our real Sustainer and only Protector. Therefore, it is important to turn towards Allah with Taubah (Repentence) & Isthigfhar (Seeking Forgiveness).
  1. ACJU appeals all the Muslims to observe fast tomorrow (25th April Thursday), to invoke blessings of Allah to institute peace and mutual understanding among all the communities living in this country and to bring about prosperity to this nation and also as a consolation to the families who lost their loved ones during the recent attacks.
  1. Those who fear that the safety of their family shall be compromised if they leave for Jumu'ah, they could offer Luhar prayers at their homes.
  1. ACJU urges the Jumu’ah Katheebs to prepare their Jumu’ah sermons on topics highlighting the fact that ‘Islam Values Lives’.
  1. Every Muslim should adhere to the rules with regard to the implementation of curfew and Emergency Law.
  2. Security of Masjids should be stepped up and special checkups should be carried out inside the Masjids and its surroundings prior to Jumu’a gatherings with special scrutiny for suspicious objects and also for movements of strange persons.
  1. To minimize traveling by vehicles for Jumu’ah and if required, it is recommended to travel collectively rather than traveling individually.
  1. To ensure to display the contact details of the owner / driver of the Vehicles, while parking them enabling immediate contact.
  1. Bags or parcels should not be brought to Masjids especially when coming for Jumu’ah.
  1. Jumu’ah sermons along with the Salaah should be confined to no more than 30 minutes.
  1. The Jumu’ah Masjid trustees to appoint appropriate personals for security during the Jumu’ah Khutbah and Prayers, who shall perform their Luhar Prayers thereafter as Jamaath.
  1. In Masjids where Jumu’ah is not conducted, trustworthy personals to be stationed for Security, and they too shall offer their Luhar Prayers with Jamaath.
  1. Children below 13 years of age should not be accompanied to the Masjid for Jumu’ah.


May Allah help prevail peace and harmony in our Motherland.


Ash Shaikh M.L.M. Ilyas

Secretary - Fatwa Committee

All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulema   


Message of Condolence from All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

We, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, are grieved by the news of the demise of Professor Venerable Dr. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Nayake Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the BellanwilaRajamahaViharaya. We extend our deepest sympathies to all who mourn in the country, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

He worked hard towards establishing a peaceful and prosperous motherland. The highest degree of honour and gratitude that all Sri Lankans could show, is to continue his everlasting mission of striving towards peace and prosperity in the country.

We, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, on behalf of the Muslim community, convey our deepest condolences to the Sri Lankan Buddhist community, the respectable members of the Boards of Trustees, and Buddhist clergies of Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya. 


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


Ash-Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak
General Secretary
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama