ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 39
07th Jumaadul Aakhirah 1437 / 17th March 2016
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Declaration of the Council of Cooperation & Coordination Operating under ACJU Regarding Coexistence among the Communities of Sri Lanka.
The development of close human relationships beyond the boundaries of countries has turned the world into a global village. The contribution of such relationships towards human development cannot be denied. Indeed, the success and the prosperity of mankind depend heavily on the strengthening of good qualities, and the upholding of humanity and brotherhood.

Our motherland, Sri Lanka, is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. The progress and the prosperity of this country depend on good relationships among the different communities. There had been a historical record of maintenance of good relationships for centuries, among Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims alike, until the recent past; wherein the country experienced a bitter war due to unraveled ethnic relationships. At present, the country has recovered from three decades of atrocious war, to the state of peace. Efforts are being made for the coexistence of the different communities.However, one can still observe bitter feelings, enmity and doubtfulness prevailing among communities at certain levels. 

The biggest challenge for every patriot, today, is making effort in building good relationships among the communities, for the success and prosperity of the country. Particularly, every Muslim should make an effort in strengthening the existing relationships with the people of other communities. Thus, the first stage in this effort is to introduce ourselves to one another; the second stage is to build better understanding between each other; the third stage is to create a state of tolerance between each other; and the forth stage is to create the support in the state of cooperation in the agreeable subjects.

Islam spreads peace and tranquility in the world. The word "Islam" stems from the word "Salaam", which means peace.Thus one of the supreme objectives of this religion, as it indicates, is strengthening peace between individuals and amongst groups of people. In fact, great emphasis is laid upon maintaining peace in the world and unity amongst human beings.

Read the Full Book - Declaration on Co-Existence by ACJU CCC

Narrated Abu Huraira Radiyallahu 'Anhu:
The Prophet (ﷺ) never criticized any food (he was invited to) but he used to eat if he liked the food, and leave it if he disliked it.
Sahih al-Bukhari 5409

A special Training session was conducted on 'Proposal Development' for selected Staff of ACJU by Muslim Aid on 11th of March.

A Special meeting was held with Hon. Minister M.H.A. Haleem, on the 10th of March, in which various subjects such as Madarasas, Jumu'ah Prayers, expansion of Maktab, Haj related matters etc. were discussed.

The 2nd session of the "Certification in Psychological Counseling", for selected teachers of 18 Muslim Govt. Schools in Colombo, was conducted by Psychological Counselor Ash Sheikh Lukmaan Hakeem on the 16th of March at Colombo, which was organized by the ACJU Education Division.

Under the Project "Transforming Every Child" of the ACJU Education Division, a program was conducted by Ash Sheikh Lukmaan Hakim on the topic "Social Media Addiction", for the upper grade students of the T B Jaya Zahira College on the 16th & at Al Hijra Maha Vidiyalaya on the 17th of March.

The ACJU Education Division also organized Booster classes for Grade 5 students of Al Hijra Maha Vidyalaya under the Project "Transforming Every Child", on the 14th of March.

The ACJU Ulama Affairs Division conducted programs on the Introduction of ACJU and Membership subscription at the following Madarasas in Mawanella on the 15th & 16th of March.
- Zahiriyya Arabic College - Olana
- Irshadiyya Arabic College - Mawanella
- Sharafiyyah Arabic College - Mawanella

A Video introducing the "Samaaja Sangwaada" (Social Dialogue) Book Series was released by the ACJU Media Division.
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