ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 2 Issue No. 057
28th Ramadhaan 1441 / 22nd May 2020
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Guidelines regarding the last days of Ramadhaan and the Day of Eid

Having observed the fasts of Ramadhaan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reached the last few days of this blessed Month.

While we pray for quick relief from the impact of this virus and restoration of normalcy in our livelihoods, during this Holy Month of Ramadhaan, we request everyone to follow the below guidelines.

Guidelines regarding the last part of Ramadhaan:

-The last part of Ramadhaan is in which most virtues could be acquired. Therefore, everyone should engage in good deeds excessively during this period, while remaining at homes, and make effort to attain the blessed ‘Laithul Qadr’.

-Gatherings at Masjids for I’thikaf and other Ibaadahs (acts of worship) during these few days should be completely avoided and the related guidelines issued by the Waqf Board and the Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs (MRCA) should be followed.

-Since the curfew is being relaxed partially in many districts, unless for essential needs, leaving the homes should be avoided and if required to go out it is necessary to abide by the guidelines issued by the government such as wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance. As it is the teaching of Islam in such situations to adhere to the set guidelines, as above, the Muslim community should follow them in an exemplary manner.

-During the forthcoming Eid season, we should completely refrain from gathering in large crowds to make purchases, and follow the related guidelines set by the Government and the Health Ministry and as a precautionary measure, we should resort to ‘Home Delivery’ services, as much as possible, to make necessary purchases.

-Those upon whom Zakathul Fitr is obligatory, should ensure to offer them prior to the performance of the Eid Prayer. As advised previously, it is recommended to offer it collectively through the Masjids.

Guidelines regarding the Day of Eid:

-While being conscious that this Eid has to be celebrated during a crisis period, we should ensure to abide by the standard precautionary measures considering the safety of the people and the country, especially on the day of Eid.

-Performing the Eid prayers in congregation at Masjids or in open grounds should be strictly avoided. Instead the Eid prayers should be conducted within the house hold members at our homes.

-Necessary arrangements should be made to celebrate Eid safely, within the household members. Unnecessary trips and gatherings should be strictly avoided.

-Strictly avoid making Musaafaha or Mu’aanaka with others during this period, especially on the day of Eid.

-From the moment of sighting the crescent of Shawwaal until the Eid prayers are performed, necessary arrangements should be made to recite Takbeer over the loudspeakers of the Masjids, after every Azan.

-Assistance should be provided to the poor and needy as much as possible, especially during the period of Eid.

May Almighty Allah accept our good deeds and fasts, and safeguard the entire world from the effects of this virus. Aameen.


Ash Sheikh M.M.A. Mubarak
General Secretary – ACJU

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Summary of steps taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 by ACJU
2020.04.17 - Poster Release - Let us abide by the timely Guidance, issued previously, regarding the pandemic situation . EnglishSinhala | Tamil
2020.04.17 - Media Release - Ramadhaan Guidance. English | Sinhala | Tamil
2020.04.18 - Tamil Audio Message - ‘Helping our neighbors’ by Ash Shaikh Hashim Soori, Executive Member of ACJU. Link
2020.04.18 - Media Release - Appeal to fulfill the needs of the Masjid Imams, Madrasa Usthads and Muallims during this critical situation. Letter to Madrasa Board | Letter to Masjid Trustees
2020.04.18 - Tamil Audio Message - 'Importance of preparing for Ramadhaan by reciting the Holy Quran’ by Ash Shaikh Abdur Rahman (Baari), Executive member of ACJU. Link
2020.04.19 - Poster Release - Let’s plant Trees. English | Tamil 
2020.04.19 - Tamil Audio Message - ‘Give charity (Sadaqa) and obtain the Mercy of Allah’ by Ash Shaikh S.L. Nawfer, Executive Member of ACJU. Link
2020.04.21 - Tamil Audio Message - 'Let us use this opportunity to seek religious knowledge' by Ash Shaikh Abdul Khalik Vice President of ACJU. Link
2020.04.24 - A request letter was sent to ACJU District and Divisional Branches to provide details and statistics of Muslim population of their area to enhance the supply of supportive materials to people under curfew and self-quarantine at their houses.
2020.04.27 - Video Release - Ramadhaan Guidance in the prevailing situation. EnglishSinhalaTamil 
2020.04.29 - Tamil Poster Release - Fatwa guidance on Quarantined and Self-Isolated to do fasting unless doctor advice not to fast. Link 
2020.05.03 - Media & Poster Release - Guidelines to Be Followed During the Temporary Curfew Break
2020.05.05 - Tamil Audio Release - Important guidelines with regard to current situation by Ash Shaikh Agar Mohammad, Deputy President of ACJU. Link
2020.05.05 - Tamil Media Release - Guidelines to Be Followed during the Temporary Curfew Break and remaining days of Ramadhan
2020.05.06 - Poster Release - Being Steadfast In Salah during these times. EnglishTamilSinhala 
2020.05.06 - Fatwa Release - Religious ruling on whether Covid-19 test break fast.
2020.05.08 - ACJU wrote to Dr. Anil Jayasinghe (Director Gen. of Health Services) clarifying the ambiguity on burying the ashes of a Muslim who succumbed to COVID-19 and request to reverse the stance by permitting burial. English | Tamil
2020.05.09 - Poster Release - Let us perform Salah congregationally within in-house family members. 
English | Sinhala | Tamil
2020.03.31 - A letter was sent regarding the burial of the Janaza of Muslim COVID-19 victims to Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister of Health .

2020.05.12 - Tamil Media & Poster Release - Guidance on performing Zakath Ul Fitr Obligation. Link
2020.05.12 - Tamil Audio Release - Let us learn Al Quran by Ash Shaikh A.C.M. Fazil, Executive Member of ACJU. Link
2020.05.22 - Tamil Media Release - Guidance on performing Eid Prayers. Link

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