ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 141
20th Jumaadal Aakhirah 1439 / 9th March 2018
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Joint Statement of Muslim Organizations

In the light of the prevailing circumstances in the country, a meeting of Muslim organizations was held on 07th of March 2018 under the leadership of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama.

Pursuant to this meeting, it was agreed to constitute a Representative Coordinating Committee to handle the crisis situation faced by the community. In that contaxt we immediately contacted the high officials of the country like H.E. President, Hon. Prime Minister, Muslim Ministers and Defense Officials to take forward the needful actions. The resolutions taken unanimously at this meeting given below:

01. In this critical situation, the Muslim community without giving up, fearlessly, with your own self-protection shall act farsightedly.
02. Whatever critical situation arises, the Muslim community is expected to keep up their connection with Allahu Ta’ala with Thawakkul, Dua, Isthigfar, fasting and patience.
03. As the citizens of this country the government is liable to protect the lives and properties of the Muslim community, and therefore, we shall insist the government democratically and by any other ways respecting the law and order of the country.
04. Since Emergency Law is prevailing at the moment Muslim community is requested to know its legal consequences and act accordingly.
05. At this tensed situation, whatever information is received try to be alert on its truthfulness and think over the repercussions before sharing to others.
06. All are requested to cooperate with the respective leaders of the region where a violence may crop up.
07. Most of the people in this country like to live in religious harmony and coexistence, and therefore, you are requested to know this reality and determine to live together unitedly like in the past.

“Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakeel”

Allah is fully sufficient for us, and the best One in whom to trust.

1. ACJU- All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama
2. NSC - National Shoora Council
3. MCSL – Muslim Council of Sri Lanka
4. Quadiriyathun Nabaviyyah Thareeqa
5. CDMF – Colombo District Masjid Federation
6. Thableeg Jamath
7. Jamate Islami
8. Jamathus Salama
9. UTJ – United thawheed Jamath
10. ARC- Advocacy and Reconciliation Council
11. ISRC – Islamic Relief Committee
12. YMMA – Young Men’s Muslim Association
13. AMYS – Association of Muslim Youth of Sri Lanka
14. Muslim Media Forum
15. DMMF
16. KDMF
17. NIDA
Steps Taken by ACJU on Recent Turmoil Against Muslim Community 
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 Ministers 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.
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 Minister's were also contacted and requested to pressure the government to take action and control the racist activities. Further more 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
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.
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.
ACJU Social Service Division organized the handing over ceremony of the renovated Library of Malwana Al Mubarak National School which was funded by ACJU and implemented by Muslim Aid Organization, on the 27th of February.

ACJU Islamic Economics & Finance Division conducted a Baithuz Zakaath Introduction program for the Masjid Trustees and Zakath Society at Palamunai Jumma Masjid on the 03rd of March.
ACJU Division for Youth Affairs in collaboration with ACJU Colombo North Division organized an event "Youth the Community's Hope" which had more than 50 participants, was held at the Madampity Jumma Masjid on the 03rd of March.
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