ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 142
27th Jumaadal Aakhirah 1439 / 16th March 2018
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Let’s help those affected by turmoil against Muslim Community
Since the recent times there has been a turmoil against the Muslim community by the racists on several areas in the country, causing loss of lives and damages to Masjids and Muslims’ properties said to be valued at many millions of Rupees.

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama also requests all its District and Divisional Branches to get into action in order to support the victims of the situation, while requesting the Trustees of Masjids and others to cooperate with them.

Those who wish to contribute through the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama are requested to deposit their funds to the following Bank account. We request the Trustees of Masjids to collect the relief funds in cash on the forthcoming Fridays and deposit to the following Bank account. 

Commercial Bank
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama
A/C  No 1901005000
Branch : Islamic Banking Unit
Swift Code : CCEYLKLX

Amana Bank
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama
A/C  No 0010112110014
Branch : Main Branch
Swift Code : AMNALKLX

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


Steps Taken by ACJU on Recent Turmoil Against Muslim Community (Updated)
01. An urgent meeting was held at ACJU head office on 5th of March with the participation of ACJU Executive Committee Members.
02. A meeting was held with the Hon. Prime Minister and IGP on 5th of March at the Prime Minister’s Office and requested to take immediate action to control the situation.
03. ACJU Kandy Branch visited Digana and other affected areas and requested the Muslims not to act violently when taking the Janaza of the deceased brother Abdul Basith.
04. ACJU issued a statement of guidance to the Muslim community to take precautions and self-defense while turning toward almighty Allah with Dua, Istigfar, Salah and patience.
 - Special Media Communique from ACJU
05. ACJU Executive Committee members and other Muslim organization representatives met the former president on 6th of March and requested him to put an effort to normalize the prevailing unrest situation.
06. On 6th of March, ACJU called an urgent Executive Committee meeting in which decided to form an action committee with the participation of all other Islamic movements. Muslim Ministers were also contacted and requested to pressure the government to take action and control the racist activities. Furthermore an Executive Committee member was appointed to coordinate with the Prime Minister's office and IGP office to inform the ground situations and to deploy police and forces for the protection of Muslims.
07. On 7th of March ACJU had a meeting with all the Muslim organizations and decided to issue a joint statement and form an action committee to coordinate other works and arrange a help desk for coordination.
 - Joint Statement of Muslim Organizations
முஸ்லிம் அமைப்புகளின் கூட்டறிக்கை
08. ACJU along with other Muslim Organizations met the H.E. President and requested him to take immediate action in order to prevent the racist attacks spreading to other areas.
09. On 8th of March ACJU guided the Khateebs and trustees on conducting Jumma with precautions.
 - Important Announcement from ACJU
ஜும்மா தொடர்பான முக்கிய அறிவித்தல்
10. ACJU released a statement of guidance to the Arabic colleges and parents on how to act in this situation.
11. ACJU conducted several meetings with influential people such as UN representatives and ambassadors of other countries to pressure the government for action.
12. ACJU has come forward to help the victims of the turmoil against the Muslim community and requested public to contribute in this regard.
 - Let’s help those affected by turmoil against Muslim Community
13. ACJU responded to several media to give guidelines for the Muslim community. Further the president of ACJU addressed the community on SLBC on 8th of March - Video Link 
14. The president of ACJU issued a special message to the victims of the turmoil and for the Muslim community regarding the current issue on the 9th of March - Video Link  
15. ACJU representatives including the president, general secretary and treasurer visited the affected areas on 10th and 11th of March - Video Link  
16. ACJU formed the KRCC (Kandy Relief Coordinating Centre) along with the Kandy City Jamiyyathul Ulama, Kandy City Masjid Federation, Kandy Muslim Traders Association, The Young Friends and few other organizations in order to coordinate the relief activities - Video Link 
17. Representatives of ACJU Social Service Division along with the KRCC and the people of the affected area are taking assessments of losses in the affected areas since 12th of March until this date.
18. Action Committee appointed by the ACJU conducted a Strategic Planning Session to promote peaceful coexistence in the country on 12th of March.
19. ACJU requested the victims to lodge the complaints to the police station in order to get the government reliefs officially 14th of March.
20. ACJU strongly condemned the attack on Ash Sheik Sadhakathulla on 14th of March.

ACJU Education Division conducted a motivation program for parents and teachers at St. Joseph College for their Islam Day event on the 13th of March.

A discussion was held with the Provincial Minister of Education Mr. Arshad Nizamdeen and Colombo Muslim School Principals to bring awareness through Masjids about the importance of the Tamil medium, shortage of teachers and other education related issues. The meeting was organized by the ACJU Education Division at the ACJU head office on the 13th of March.

ACJU Education Division organized the following programs at Al Hijra Maha Vidyalaya on the 14th of March.
- Spiritual Motivation program on the topic "Beneficial Knowledge" for all senior students.
- Academic Motivation program on the topic "Achieving Our Goals Effectivly" for O/L students.
- Special program on "Prefect Leadership"

ACJU Education Division organized a Spiritual Motivation program on the topic "Drugs, Smoking and its Consequences" at Al Hamza Maha Vidyalaya on the 13th of March.

ACJU Education Division organized a Spiritual & Academic Development Training program for the Scholarship granted University students covering the topics "Difference of Secular Education & Islamic Education", "What is Education", "Responsibilities of the Beneficiary of LJB". The event was held at the Islamic Careline Office, Wellawatta on the 15th of March. 

ACJU Executive Committee members had a meeting with the Venerable Galkande Dammananda Himi on how to promote coexistence in the country, which was held at ACJU head office on 14th of March. 

ACJU Executive Committee members had a meeting with Mr. Abdul Mu'ti the Secretary General of Muhammadiya Organization, Indonesia on how to promote coexistence in the country, which was held at ACJU head office on 15th of March. 
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