17 October, 2017

MMDA: Angry Civil Society Demanding Radical Changes To ACJU

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

About five years ago in an article I emphasized the need to reorganize the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulema, ACJU, to suit the need of the time. As expected the clueless community remained indifferent.

However following the Colombo Telegraph article last month on ACJU’s statement that women are not equal to men and defending marriage before puberty has triggered a campaign calling for complete overhauling of ACJU with genuine scholars.

In its submission to several parliamentarians and other conservative groups on proposed amendments to MMDA, the ACJU also said that “a woman isn’t worthy of being appointed a Quazi (judge)”.

Response was swift from Muslim intellectuals and the civil society. Women’s Action Network, WAN, said religious leaders invoking tradition to block fundamental rights cannot be trusted to reform MMDA .Wan called on the State to step in to ensure that Muslim women and children are not second-class rights holders in Sri Lanka. However WAN’s grouse is that the MMDA is not in accordance with Fundamental rights but they do not point out the flaws in the MMDA which are against Islam itself.

The statement coupled with ACJU’s inaction towards reforms are a clear indicator that ACJU cannot claim to represent the interests of the entire Muslim community. The ACJU’s extreme and rigid position on legal reform shows the regressive nature of their perspectives. WAN is of the firm belief that actors who are unable to win the trust and confidence of its own community should be disqualified from serving on a Committee meant to usher in positive changes.

Chairman of the Muslim Personal Law reform committee former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Saleem Marsoof said the ACJU  have acted in contravention of the good faith reposed in them, and instead have extended all their resources to stunt the work of the committee.

He said “the actions by the ACJU have had an intimidating effect on the members of the committee. ACJU’s Rizvi Mufti and Mubarak Moulavi are members of the Committee on Muslim Personal Law Reforms headed by me which was established by the then Minister of Justice in 2009.

A delegation of ACJU have gone around meeting Muslim members of Parliament and handed over various documents including working drafts prepared by me for consideration of the Committee under confidentiality,” he said in a Facebook post in which he called for opinions on the reforms.

The legal luminary, who also acted as Chief Justice further, said that the ACJU have commenced a campaign expending all resources to curtail the work of the committee.

“Already  jumma sermons and signature campaigns have been conducted to object to any amendments to the MM&D Act on the purported basis that it is of divine origin, and some members of my committee feel intimidated and may tow the ACJU line” he said.

In a comprehensive article columnist Ameena Hussein has given a clear picture of the entire issue stating that ACJU appears to have appointed itself as the sole authority to declare, the yea or nay decision with regard to this and other reforms pertaining to the MMDA.

In a statement signed by Prof. M A Nuhman, Prof. S H Hezbollah, Prof. M A M Sitheeque, M M. Niyas,, Prof. M S M Anees, J Mubarak, Dr. M Z M Nafeel, Dr. A S M Nawfhal, Dr. A L M Mahroof, J M Niwas and U M Fazil, Kandy Forum   said these changes are vital to enhance the social status of Muslim women and the development of Muslim community.

Commenting on the ongoing discussion Attorney at Law Dr Reeza Hameed said “The ACJU is opposed to making any changes to the existing Muslim family law. Rizvi Mufti has made the oracular pronouncement that the law is ‘perfect in its present state’ and required no reform. Regrettably, the views expressed by the ACJU chief and his outfit are anachronistic and obscurantist.

Matters relating to Islam and Muslim law ought not to be the sole concern of the ulema. In this comment I have touched upon some issues such as Minimum age for marriage, Polygamy, Gender equality and public interest in the hope that it will contribute to the debate on the need for reform.

Insisting on the need to reorganize ACJU on Islamic basis Farweez Imamudeen said ACJU’s statement“ does not mention anything about altering their previous position. In other words they are still right. How can they not be? They are the Jammiyathul Ulama – The union of scholars. The statement has changed nothing except to defend their infallible president. Apparently according to the ACJU, Rizvi Mufti’s statement, “is perfect in its present state”, and has been misinterpreted to mean that the MMDA is perfect in its present state.

What he really meant ‘according to the ACJU’ was, in their own words, “that our predecessors who were involved in formulating the MMDA had taken great efforts to make it near perfect.  Of course, given the circumstances of that period. This does not imply that there need not be any reforms today to the Act, mainly in the administration of Quazi court system.”

So there you go. It was our fault. We were silly to assume that he meant what he said. The next time ACJU makes a public statement read between the lines.

Rizvi Mufti is the current president of the ACJU. Thus he is considered the highest authority in Islamic knowledge. He has been acknowledged as a scholar undisputedly and unapologetically even by some of the most eminent intellectuals in the island. However, the ultimate question has never been raised; what is the credibility of the ACJU and Rizvi Mufti? What are the criteria for scholarship to legislate in Islam, and do the members of the ACJU meet those criteria? Are they really scholars? As an intellectual body that is also granted the privilege to legislate, what knowledge does the ACJU have regarding law? Can a scholarly institution that refuses to acknowledge and accommodate female intellectuals be trusted to demonstrate equality?

Power in the wrong hands is dangerous and destructive. ACJU’s media statement is nothing but a clear sign of their bigotry. It is incompetent to assume the gargantuan responsibility of guiding a society because they lack both ethics and knowledge.

My intention here is to expose the ACJU’s lack of knowledge in the basics of Islamic jurisprudence, and the understanding of the purpose of Islamic law which they have demonstrated time and time again. Here’s one of many instances where ACJU wrenched off their illusive scholarly garb, and exposed their ignorance and incompetence.

ACJU is an organization that is run by a group of individuals who claim to have attained scholarship in the sciences of Islam. However, as we have seen they fall way short of the basic qualifications that are required to legislate. Public interest or Maslaha as we have seen is an important principle in Islamic jurisprudence. How can a group of scholars who seem to be devising laws be oblivious to, and ignorant of such a basic principle? How can they be granted authority to represent a community?

However ACJU cannot be held entirely accountable for this fiasco, for the Muslim intellectual community including those who claim to be moderates have remained silent critics throughout this great tragedy. They have seen and heard how the ACJU has been misrepresenting Islam, their bigotry and ignorance, yet they have abstained from criticizing the ACJU, from making them accountable for their irresponsible behavior, and they seem to not care about a viable alternative.

It is high time that we come to terms with the fact that the ACJU is not really a ‘Jamiyyatul Ulama’ – Union of scholars. We should be appalled by the realization that the Muslims of this country are represented by a group of people who have not the basic knowledge in Islamic jurisprudence. Change does not happen until those who are hungry for it make some noise. The ignorant have an excuse to be ignorant, but the sane have none to be silent.

Rizvi Mufthi has been the Chairman of the ACJU for over 17 years- several allegations of being elected under questionable circumstances. During his period ACJU was turned into a “one man show” and no one dare question him.

There has been criticism from several sections of the community on Mufthi Rizwe dragging ACJU into politics, wide spread allegations   of hob knobbing with shady businessmen,   amassing wealth exploiting his position as ACJU president, lack of freedom for ulemas, inaccessibility to ordinary people, frequent unwanted travel abroad, links to foreign missions in Colombo and serving petro dollar Islam and not the Islam left to Muslims worldwide by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and many more.

The sickening state of affairs made some to suggest the establishment of a new body of respected and recognized scholars. For example columnist Bisthan Batcha said; “Radical changes need to be made and purge undesirable elements within the ACJU before the community can expect this a body to issue fatwas that are compatible with the new contextual environment. Alternatively, the Ummah has to ask itself as to whether the time is opportune to launch  a new parallel body of Islamic Scholars to offer the community religious guidance in the third millennium in Sri Lanka. After all the Ummah are not obliged by law to follow the edicts of the present ACJU are they?

Muslim community in the island is facing immense problems threatening its very existence. International forces, especially Zionists, US, UK and Indian intelligence, RAW, are here with their anti-Muslim agenda. So called Yahapalanaya government, elected to power with Muslim votes, has rolled red carpet to these   forces and suspected to be hand in glove with them. They are suspected to be instigating Sinhala racists who started raising their heads again while the government seems to be turning blind eye.

Muslim politicians are corrupt and sell outs. Muslim civil society is disorganized. Under such circumstance the community cannot afford to have an ACJU with a medieval mindset serving various vested interests.

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    Well said Latheef Farook.

    This rascal Rizvi Mufti is Shaitan incarnate.

    Rizvi has reportedly many skeletons in his cupboard, and I would therefore strongly suggest an independent in-depth forensic investigation into his assets as well as his past conduct and transactions. This will expose him for the charlatan he is for the information of the Muslim community both here and abroad.

    Rizvi is, from all accounts, a mere corrupt mortal surrounded by a few “well-taken-care-of” crooked sycophants who act as his “defence-army”. This has enabled him to masquerade as a potentate for the past 17 years.

    In the process of organizing the protest movement against Rizvi and the current ACJU, the numerous respected Muslim intellectuals of the country should unite and then harness their resources to initiate an independent campaign to educate and muster the support of the community. One would not be surprised to discover the groundswell of support this initiative would attract because Rizvi and his gang are, by and large, a hated bunch.

    We have observed that Rizvi/ACJU has recruited radical preachers who frequently spew garbage during Jummah. It would appear that the petro-dollar Wahabis are well-ensconced in the ACJU and provide the agendas for Friday sermons which have recently become controversial, and often borders on racist and ISIS propaganda. One of my written complaints about this to the ACJU last year has to-date gone unanswered.

    The rallying cry of the Sri Lankan Muslims today should be:

    RIZVI MUST GO, AND MUST GO NOW!!

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      Oh my!

      Latheef Farook has finally said something sensible!

      Cheers!

      PS:
      However, let us not kid ourselves. Expecting a bunch of Islamic religious fundamentalists, in bed with Wahabi lunatics to change their stripes out of free will is a PIPE DREAM.

      GOSL must step in. Equal rights for Sri Lankan women & girls of Muslim origin is not matter that should be left to the mercy of clowns in charge of ACJU.

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      Latheef Farook

      RE: MMDA: Angry Civil Society Demanding Radical Changes To ACJU

      “About five years ago in an article I emphasized the need to reorganize the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulema, ACJU, to suit the need of the time. As expected the clueless community remained indifferent.”

      ” the ACJU also said that “a woman isn’t worthy of being appointed a Quazi (judge)”.

      The ACJU, wants only Homo Sapiens with balls to be appointed as Judges. However, the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka, has no such restrictions.

      The question is from where did they get their “Revelation”? Just curious.

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        Dear Amarasiri.you need to go to Angoda hospital to check your head?.where did they get revelation? From God ? You blind heart can not feel divine wisdom? Divine revelation..sickneas is in your heart ? Your soul is blocked with sins and you will feel and see when you die where is God? Where are Prophets? Where is revelation came from? Your atheism..keep it with you ? Do not preach your stupidity to the world

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          Lankan No 1,

          “Do not preach your stupidity to the world”

          Ha..ha! Kettle calling Amarasiri black?

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            What stupidity? Is it your stupidity of atheism? Which is cheap in market today ?

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              Intelligent,

              Atheism bashing?

              Let me see? I never can remember.

              How old was Aisha when her marriage was consummated?

              Cheers!

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                You need to go back in history to know that …you are not a historians to tell that …go back ask that question with your own greater grand to ask her how old was she when she got married …

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                Ben Hurling

                Is it true that Mohamed peace be upon him was an illiterate and Aisha wrote down Quran while he recited the versus?

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                “How old was Aisha when her marriage was consummated?” You stupid fool, this is year 2017 AD not 350 AD. Why the hell are you worried about Aysha’s age. Your name suggest you are a foreign, may be a local Christian blacky or burger. Why don’t you worry about toddlers as young as 6 months are raped in USA and other western countries. Even now in India children as young 8 years old given in marriage by Hindus and tribal people and also all over the world.

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                  Ralli Ameen,

                  Your name suggests you are a brains-washed member of that “religion of peace” cult.

                  Must admit your rhetoric does sound “extremely peaceful”

                  Cheers!

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                    Yes I am brain washed for your filthy mind when I speak truth. Do you want the percentage of 6 month old toddlers, 1- 14 years old girls raped in each states of USA and also in European countries? I will try and get for you

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              Our name is Legion for we are many and the lord cast the demons out of the man into a horde of pigs and the pigs were driven off the cliff and died but did the demons die or did they go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on DID WE GO ON??? yes. Comment by Legion on Febarruy 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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    Kick out the present office holders of the ACJU and appoint a set of progressive minded and enlightened scholars in their place.

    The only question is, who will tie the bell around the cat’s neck? Certainly not this spineless government.

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    I salute Mr Latheef Farook. You have brought out the pressing problems our community is facing today as ever before. We have to abreast with the current happenings in Sri Lanka and especially to the Muslim community.

    We need radical changes to the structure. With the medieval mindset, nothing can be achieved. We need real Islamic Scholars to guide the Community. ACJU is helpless and need radical transformation. Deabandi and brevil thoughts are outdated today. The community has to raise its heads and eyes and see beyond the horizon.

    The civil society should form another responsible Council that will meet the current requirements of the society and changing trend in the country.

    Thank you again for bringing up the issue of importance.

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    Mr Genius (Mufthi) Farook,

    Please be mindful of what you have written. According to what you and I believe, we are answerable to all our actions in the day of judgment.

    You are trying to get cheap publicity by writing against ACJU. Please come out with facts and figures and don’t just what ever comes to your mind. Even I could say Latheef Farook has been paid by the NGO’s to write this article.

    What ever said and done with the guidance of Almighty, the majority knows what ACJU has done to the community and they are with ACJU.

    May Almighty Allah guide you and me in the right path.

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      Nisthar

      Also in most of the cases Rizvi Mufthi has been misquoted by media.

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      Well said Nisthar. I am with you since I too am aware of the background. Man made laws can never compete with divine laws. The media is responsible for misquoting and putting their own twisted views and ideas to make it sound and appear as Muslim man’s cruelty towards women. Most Muslim women in our country are happy with the existing status-quo and are unwilling to get onto the streets demanding rights and/or justice, since they have the knowledge to understand and recognize their rightful place, given to them by Islam. When statements such as Heaven lies at the feet of your mother, daughters will open the doors of paradise for a father who brings them up responsibly and gives them in marriage, wife must certify good husband for him to enter paradise, and many more, all signify the highest status afforded to women by Allah. Everything outside of this is man’s individual weakness in his inhumanity and wickedness, which has nothing to do with the collective teachings of Islam.

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        @kabin walid
        You dickless ISIS dick sucking fagot. you are a disgrace to we Sri Lankan Muslims. pack your bags now and go to Saudi Arabia without creating problems here.hurry up. such an scum.disgusting.

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        Mr Farook’s critic is on ACJU and you should understand, it is not the critic against Islamic Law. What is wrong with the questioning of qualification of ACJU fellas to pass Islamic Jurisdication. As per your writing, you fall into SANE category but you have decided to wash the dirty linens of ACJU. BDW, why can’t you put your real name.

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      Nisthar, you do not majority to tell the truth and stand by the truth. ACJU has been exploiting and would continue to exploit the gullibility of the majority uneducated who cannot think critically. ACJU can full ignorant uneducated Muslim masses as they have the MONOPOLY to give sermons. To quote Farook ‘The ignorant have an excuse to be ignorant, but the sane have none to be silent’. You decide whether to be ‘ignorant’ or ‘sane’.

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    i agree that Acju is not the sole authority to give fatwas
    But whoever criticizes such fatwas must prove the
    Contrary thru references from the Holy Qur’an
    Mere logical arguments without supported by the Qur’anic
    Confirmation can lead us astray!!

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      That’s right! Mere logical arguments not supported by Qur’anic Confirmation can lead us astray. Now we all know what is wrong.

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        I’Say…Estate Labourer…May Be You also have been got the TIPCUT or rather SUNNATH done ,otherwise how is that you beep Qur’anic Versions………This Shows how the Delivery Of The MUSLIM INVANSION Taking Place….All People Should understand this Spreading Of Their Extremists Ideology AT THE COST OF OTHER COMMUNITIES

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    Any obstacle that stands between safeguarding our girls must be removed. Anyone whose mind is unable to think of the young children first, and whose brain is still in the stone age, should NOT be able to make any decision in this matter. Not allowing little girls to go to school and get a basic education and instead giving them in marriage, is following archaic rules that the rest of the civilized world does not follow. We need ONE uniform rule for all our children. Mufti Rizvi seems to be following the rules of the Taliban, where little girls are not allowed to go to school, and have been physically harmed when trying to do so. It is time Mufti Rizvi thought of the safety of little children and not clinging to outdated thinking. Time for educated Muslim men and women to step in and do what is right for Muslim children. They know the difference.

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      Nelum you say Muslim girls are not allowed to go to school like Taliban. How many Muslim Girls schools are there in Sri Lanka, What about Muslim girls in Muslim mixed school, also Muslim girls in Christian schools and International schools? Have you found out the numbers and also how many Muslim girls schools are blown out like Taliban did? Just don’t write like a idiot.

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        Nelum, If Muslim girls are not educated, please turn on Rupavahini and look at Sharifa Thahir. Is she Muslim or not?
        I think she is BEST rupavahini presenter.

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    Dear Latheeff ..
    We agree with you that we need some radical changes into this religious organization…some those who demand changes too do not have a clear Islamic background…some have been calling for rationalism and some want to change everything and even Islamic theological aspects ..I do not think you too write this with clarity in your mind about Islamic theology or Islamic law …today Islam is victim of self_ declared preachers ..anyone could speak for Islam..without even basic ABC knowledge of Islam…ask yourself…do you have any Isamic training or Islamic background to speak for Islam…I agree with you that we need change..
    But call for such change should come from qualified people. I KNOW WELL Dr Reeza Hameed is highly qualified to speak on Islamic law …He is a deep reader with Phd in western law with solid background on Islamic legal theory..what do you have..you have your experience in writing on jornounalsim..but Islamic law is deeper than that..if you want to know about any medical information you ask Dr other health experts..same like that with any orther subject …some of the name you mentioned here in this group you mentioned do not have such deeper knowledge to speak for Islam or about Islam..
    Islam is victim of mullah as it is a vintim of you so called half baked western educated..
    Mulla camp is lesser evil.

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      well said Lnakan No 03. This old brainless Latheef should be sent angoda for teh artocles he writes waking up form deep slumber…cheap publicity seeking Latheef.

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      Well, you do not need qualifications to tell the truth. Mr Farook’s critic is on ACJU and clearly not against Islamic Law. He has asked the same question as you, what qualifications ACJU has to interpret the Islamic law as they want?

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    Angry Civil Society /Radical Changes—-We suggest that you do all these in Saudi Arabia or So where there is Sharia Law and Not Here.Do not try to practice your extremists ideologies here ,this is more than enough ……We see what you people are up to as in foreign countries where your people are there..Giving endless trouble …So Better Do Not Make Us Angry……What is there the society has to be angry….What civil society.and about what….Please do not try your extremists ideologies here and you call Sinhala Racialist…..This Is The Sinhalese Buddhist Peoples’country….We are there to Defend our country,Religion and People…..Is It That You Call Racialism……We know you very well,What theories you are making and how you are tempting the normal muslim people against other communities……even the world leaders including His Holiness The Pope Great Leader Of The Roman Catholic Church has openly told…You People has come here As traders It is best you get assimilate with the cultural background of the country and try to live peacefully to have reconciliation …We Are Not Racialist or extremist…If So You people would not have been able to live on this Island Like building up Mosques where ever you are and exist this long……This Is A Country Blessed With Theravada Buddhism and The Land Of The Sinhalese People…All Other communities have been living with for so long…May Be minor issues but not big problems that we all can get together and solve….We want to live as one family…..But you people have been irritating other communities trying to show that you Are SUPER HUMAN by Wearing Beards and cloaks and the women wearing unusual cloth even our children get scared to look at ….with the Dead Black out look which our society rejects to look at as a bad omen…….With all that we see may be because you have been in Journalism you try to show your colors with some Extremist Ideologies which irritate us further……This Is Not A Muslim Country As the Middle East…So When you are penning some thing just see how it is going to effect the Majority comminity first…..We Must Be Thankful To The BBS that it showed us how The Muslim Extremism takes place in this country against the others, most probably against the sinhalese before the world stood against Muslim Extremism lately……But most people critizesed that BBS are racialists …..But Now you see how correct they were…..Please be genuine patriotic citizens of the country Do not spread muslim Extremist Ideologies in This country……….And Please Do Not Make Us Angry

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      Patriotic Citizens, it is the racist Sinhalese with hatred and jealousy like you we call racist. It is Muslims who stood with Sinhalese from the day of Independent. It was Muslims who voted for Sinhala official language bill. It was Muslims who supported the Sinhalese for unitary state and faced the wrath of LTTE. It was Muslims (Pakistan) tremendously helped the Sinhalese forces to beat the LTTE. It is Muslims countries that helps to send second largest dollar income to Sri Lanka by employing Sri Lanka labour forces. It is Muslim countries who import all Sri Lanka products which are considered trashes in Western countries. While non-Muslim countries give large loans on high interest rates and try to own portions of Sri Lanaka, Muslim countries give loans on very low interest rates or without interest or free. It is the non-Muslim forces specially ex-LTTE members in partnership with Israel trying to bring a wedge and communal disharmony between Sinhalese and Muslims by propagating Islamophobia. Some of you racist Sinhalese too have joined them by licking and slaving to Israel.

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        Ralli Ameen

        Muslims countries also impregnate Sinhala women for free of charge after getting them to clean their toilets, they also behead Sinhalese women under the pretext of punishing culprits, the muslim coun tries also supply petro- dollars to build mosques all over Srilanka and convert Sinhala women by forcible love jihads. Muslim countries also export terrorism under the pretext of exporting Islam the most ” peaceful” religion in the world. Mudslim countries also teach you how to screw Sinhala women and have children like pigs and bring them up as Muslims.

        Muslim countries also teach you to use the demographic bomb ( producing children with assembly line efficiency) to increase the muslim population of Srilanka to over whelm the existing native population of Tamils and Sinhalese . Can i also list other islamic contribution to mother lanka here like killing the cattle mercilessly for food, have 5 wives and 100 children per house hold

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          pandaran Vanniyan

          Can you prove with statistic of all what you write here. I can prove with statistic what I wrote. Actually I need not prove those to you since you already know them and get the facts by yourself. (1) There are over 600.00 Sinhalese women in Arab countries. So if every woman was impregnated there will be over 600,000 Muslim babies and all the mothers will covert to Islam so add another over 600,000 Muslims. Is the figure correct? I know only one SL Muslim girl beaded, also few others from Philippine and Indonesia. Not even 0.001%. Sinhalese women abused not even 0.002%. Bad employers you get everywhere and if you compare the housemaids abused in SL by their employer, Saudi figure is very small. Just imagine supplying pet-dollars through employee, donations to government plus the donations to Mosque (you cannot expect them to send dollars to Temple and Kovil) plus importing SL products (which are rubbish to Western countries), Oh my god! very, very large amount. It goes to Tamils and Indians too. (2) GIVE THE NAME OF ONE MUSLIM TERRORIST ORGANIZATION in Sri Lanka (3) They are teaching how to screw Sinhalese. I did not know there are different methods of screwing Sinhalese and Tamil women. IDIOT. (4) Teach us to use demographic bomb to breed as if Sri Lankans are not breeding. IDIOT. (5) Increase of Muslim population. Your view is contrary to figure of Government Census and Statistic Department. IDIOT. (6) You worship and drink the urine of cattle but it is a delicious food not only for Muslims but to rest of the world. (7) If Sinhalese and Tamil women are proud of themselves why fall to Muslims love Jihad. It is other way about you are writing. Anymore comments?

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            Ralli Ameen

            “Tamils super race, advanced race whereas in fact Andradoid race”.

            once again I simply do not understand what you mean by the above statement ? when I read your posts on this forum what springs to my mind is the saying : Ignorance is bliss ” You say that the Camel herding nomads from Arabian desserts Civilized the Dravidian Tamils, if I understood you correctly ?. Have you heard of the Babylonian, Sumerian ( Eelamite) Indus valley civilizations ? these were created by the Dravidians the fore bears of the Tamils over 8000 years ago. The capital of Sumeria was Nepur ” UR” meaning a Town in Tamil, being a Tamil speaker I am sure you understand what it means.

            The Mohanjedaro and Harrappa were the most sophisticated ancient urban civilizations with wide high ways and modern baths, Toilets etc. The people who lived there were Dravidians who were adept at Astronomy,Mathematics, Architecture and other forms of sciences.

            In fact the numerals 1-9 and 0 were invented by Dravidians and the Arabs learnt it from them while they were trading with them and popularised it in the western world hence this system of numbers being known as Hindu-Arab numbers. Hindu meaning Indian or Dravidian spread by the arabs as such it is known to the western world as Hindu- Arabic numerals. Now tell me who civilised whom ? The dravidians consider the Arabs and the Turks as their ethnic cousins ( Semetic and Ural-Altaic connection) as they are non Aryan races speaking agglutinative languages like Dravidian Tamil.

            Before the Prophet Mohamed’s time the Arabs and Turks were hindus or practised a religion similar to Hinduism ( polytheistic beliefs). The ancient Tamils belived in one God ” Eka Iraiva Vannakkam”. I have read the Quaran and I find a lot of striking similarities between Islam and the ancient Hindu practices primarily Saivite worship forms.

            It is my considered view that the origins of the Srilankan Muslims are primarily Tamil with a very little Arabic and even more slender Turkic or Afgan connections. Once again Malays are ethnically Autranesians who are ethnically related to Dravidians.

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    What ever it is, it is very clear that Sri lankan muslims are very primitive in comparison to many other majority muslims countries.

    From non-muslims side, if that trend is allowed to go on, it never helps the country.

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    Latheef Farook is bold enough to say “Muslim politicians are corrupt and sell outs. Muslim civil society is disorganized. Under such circumstance the community cannot afford to have an ACJU with a medieval mindset serving various vested interests”.

    The silence of Lankan Muslim politicians on MMDA etc. is as loud as MOAB (Trump’s mother of all bombs).
    Just across the Palk Straight Salma Ansari (wife of the VP of India) said that there is no rule on triple talag in Quran – ToI 10 April 2017. Comment on this Rizwi Mufti and Izeth.

    Rizwi says a child becomes a woman the day she attains puberty. Does a boy become a man the day his voice breaks?

    Lankan Muslims must lead the reforms of some traditional practices which are well past the use-by date.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/no-rule-on-triple-talaq-in-quran-says-salma-ansari/articleshow/58100378.cms 10ap17

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    “Muslim community in the island is facing immense problems threatening its very existence. International forces, especially Zionists, US, UK and Indian intelligence, RAW, are here with their anti-Muslim agenda”

    What can ACJU do for above provided a right person heads it?

    Muslims will be typical Muslims, Sinhalese will be typical Sinhalese and politicians will be typical SL politicians. Change has to start from an individual’s mindset, regardless of the community the person belongs to.

    For Muslims, weekly an hour preaching at the (Friday) Jumma mosques has been missed or wasted opportunity for centuries to initiate that change in those minds. Had that been done right with an strategy, Muslims today would be a totally different community. Stop talking about what’s below the earth or what’s above the sky, focus on dignifying our lives when we’re alive

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    Good article Sir, May Allah swt bless you with good health and long life , it is just a handful Muslim intellectuals we have in our Community and you seem of of them and I feel blessed.

    For once can the ACJU take this message positively and the entire Muslim community ,can we just put our difference a side for the moment and come together for the sake of the community and address the desperate needs of the community with squalling over trivial issues and a request ca the comments among Muslim at-least show some respecter when referring to Ullamas 0you are breaking the very command of Th Duran ,of-cuase it has become a huge past time and a total betrayal of the entire continuity by the new Social Media group know as the Monkies with the razor blades (of the Muslim arm of the group_,meaning the uneducated and educated (meaning the those who have managed to qualify by cramming not studying) have come-together to amuse themselves on Social media by imitating the faithless and those who have zero knowledge of their own religion ,insulting with a loose mouth due to the pure ignorance of their religion, by foolishly joining the anti-Muslim groups working tireless to destroy the entire Muslim community’s main life blood which is The Muslim economy and also the foundation which is the religious system ,this ignorant group may have never in th entire life read one verse of The Holy quran ,had they dome so they wont curse the Ullams in such vocabulary from the gutters , not just Ullams innocent Muslims families are destroyed on daily basis by these groups just for money ,it is money and nothing else ,Inshala they will be dealt with the most high soon,if they have only read just the verse ,followed next comment ( to keep in the CT;s regulation of 200 word Cont,,,,

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    Silly Lanka’s -Silly Muslim spot on
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    The people who have true faith are instructed and commanded how they should speak to their religious leaders,also The people who have true faith are also commanded that when they are given news or testimony about another person from one ,especially is known for his wicked ways and sins i discreet,who is notorious in destroying families and friends and tarnish people reputation, destroy them economically by ways of using non Islamic Kuffar rituals like sorcery,carrying tales ,lies and is not scared of his transgressions (against the laws of Allah, Glorified and Exalted is He), that they must not accept such a testimony from such people and must not only stay away from all forms of rumors and gossip ,they must also call the victims and inform and warn them about such people if you do not ,you become one of them .

    Each and every person ,Muslim or not must possesses an ethical conscience or he or she is worse than an animal.

    I kindly request the ACJU to call for a all Island Islamic conference to address all the Issues of all Muslims, not favoring only on sect,just forget the sects and Like Allah says it is his business and he is willing to wait till the day of Judgement to inform the Muslims about it,so why should we try to interfere with it now and who the hell are we to?

    Please try to reform the marriage to the best you can by coming together with all the Scholars, and then please also address the economical,social and educational and health issues and housing of the entire community.
    Let take a U turn before Ramadan and please officially declare a fatawa all those who indulge in superstition ,Black magic ,sorcery ,soothsaying as Kufars ,you know it is clearly mentioned in the Quran that people who deal in this have sold their souls and they have no share of this world and the hereafter, which clearly means they are no more Muslims,Please stress on this in every Jummah sermon and give them time till This ramadan and when evidence are produced be use a open fatawa , people who do not want to give this up are worse than those who consume kimar and engage in zina and they must rebew thier faith and give up totally or you religious leader should not use Kuffar (cover the truth of the quran to favor a few)Please fear Allah and not vagabonds

    ALAMALAIKUM

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    Latheef Farook is trying to get chep publicity by misquoting ACJU. What islamic law yoiu know of.. if there is any obesrvation to resolutions of ACJU why did not you speak to them and clarify. A judhe may be competetent in the civil judiciary, that does not mean that a judge mey be versatile with Islamic Sharia Law. You are talking through cheek.Latheefm youl all of a sudden woke up from deep slumber.. what a journalist you we know from the time you were at Gulf News,.. you are laible to stand before God one day.. Remember that.

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    latheef is becoming to shatahn to split the umma by making this sort of articles and few artcilces he has been writing regarding the Srilankan Politics. Latheef do not of any islamic laws, even regarding the prayer you are trying to preach about islamic law… shame on you,, please keep your mouth shut at this old ageto protect the respect you had earlier.

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      Deen.
      Stop writing rubbish in “rubbish English”; get some help if you are unable to express yourself properly.
      This is the 21st century and women are expressing their rightful grievances and old antiquated laws need changing.
      Get used to the reality and stop displaying your religious ignorance.

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    Many many scholars on Aisha’s age had justifiably proved Aysha was not 6 or 9 years old when nikah was performed and at least 18 years old and at least 21 when she moved into the Prophet’s house. Prophet Muhammed gave in marriage his daughters Fatima at 21 and Ruquiyya at 23. So will he marry a 6 or 9 years old? Definitely no, so this was just a misinterpretation. History show us girls as young 8-13 years old given in marriage in many parts of world those days and even now it is happening. Mahatma Ghandi married a 12 year old. Now the world is different so we must carry out adjustment according to the present day world. Islam allows changes to Sharia Laws and if the ACJU Ulema is not enlightened that much to decide instead of following the misinterpretation of Aysha’s age at least follow what Prophet Muhammed did. He gave his daughters in marriage when they were 21 and 23, he encouraged Muslim women to take part in all types of administrations. So why can’t this Ulema bring amendments to MMDA by raising the marriageable age to 16 (or 18)? Why not allow Muslim women to become Qazi (Judge)? If he think Muslim women cannot get into administration or other higher post, he must give a fatwa that Muslim women cannot become an accountant, manager, doctors etc. I cannot understand why he is acting so silly and stupid without making these amendments. Don’t make others to call you a fool and don’t allow those anti-Muslim Islamophobic forces to poke their mouth in Muslim affairs.

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    Mr Latheef Farook is not only a journalist but a deep thinker. All his writings are for the betterment of the community and not for cheap publicity. We have enough of medical practioners, engineers, teachers and politicians keeping with our percentage in our country. But how many good, bold incorruptible journalists are there? Journalist like Bro Hamza Haniffa, Farisz are blessings to our community. We need journalist in the calibre of Mr Latheef Farook to bring the pathetic situation of the Muslims all over the world to the attention of the people of the world. We, as brothers-in-Islam should not undermine the people. Mr Latheef Farook writes with facts. Facts are sacred. Nobody should condone what is wrong. All of us a infallible, even the so-called Ulamas and scholars.

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    MMDA: Angry Civil Society Demanding Radical Changes To ACJU.

    Latheef, it is not a sin to speak the truth. Well said. Religions cannot speak for oppression. It cannot be regarded as religion if so.

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    Latheef Farook, I have read lot of your writings but in this article you seem to have a personal agenda to attack Rizvi Mufti. I am not a fan of you or Rizvi Mufti but you should prove your allegations against Rizvi Mufti in a competent court or place. You started this article on MMDA and attacked Rizvi Mufti as much as possible and ended the article accusing US & Zionist as usual. I wonder why you missed Saudi Arabic this time!

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    O ye who believe! If an evil-liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did. (The Noble Quran 49:6)

    When people hate you or generally don’t like you, they will resort to one of the worst sins mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah: Backbiting and Slander.

    And why is this the case? Why is gossiping and lying their main weapon of resort?

    It is because there are so many people that are willing to listen to it without a care in the world for what is actually right and what is actually wrong. So the next time you become angered at your enemies for spreading mischief, take a second to remind yourself: Who is more to blame? One person’s tongue, or many people’s ears?

    And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin. (The Noble Quran 33:58)

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    Ralli Ameen

    “It is the non-Muslim forces specially ex-LTTE members in partnership with Israel trying to bring a wedge and communal disharmony between Sinhalese and Muslims by propagating Islamophobia”

    My dear chap don’t you think you are talking through your anus here ? when the Mossad support was touted and obtained by Pro – american Sinhala leaders under JR such as Lalith Athulath mudali to train the Sinhala armed forces to kill the Tamils, your Muslim leaders like MHM mohamed, Acs . Hameed , Naina marikkar and others were still licking the Sinhala leaders arses to clink on to power and privileges.

    your community is an un principled community that would do any thing for your own selfish reasons. The Tamil freedom fighters like Uma Maheswaran supported the PLO and attracted the wrath of the zionists state when your so called muslim leaders were hob bobbing with the Sinhala racist leaders , no wonder Pirabakaran didn’t want to take a chance with you lot and drove you fifth columnists out of Eelam.

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      Pandaran Vanniyan

      A W Abdulkany below had given the correct answer to your comment. Let me also tell you what the truth is. It was Israel who trained LTTE at the beginning. India too trained but modern guerrilla warfare and handling latest weapons Israel trained. It was revealed by an ex-intelligent officer of Israel from Canada. This appeared in Observer paper too. All the past Sri Lanka leader did not recognize Israel. JR and Lalith Athulath Mudali did because of the pressure brought by USA and later to open their embassy on the pretext of benefactor. See even after 30 years of war how Tamil are successful in business etc. Just think their position if there was no war. It was low caste LTTE and their supporters who destroyed everything. Jews are not worried who should rule Sri Lanka or India etc. These foxes are always think of how to bring conflict and sell their weapons. Good example Middle-east conflict. Now they must be calculating the profit they will make if USA attack N.Korea. It is you who speak through your anus, not only speaking do everything through anus. Look at you low class Tamils trying to get into Western countries and Australia even by boat. Of course good Tamils won’t resort to such cheap things.

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        Ralli Ameen

        I gave a befitting response to the garbage once again you have produced through your rear end yesterday but fortunately for you CT has not published it.

        I do not wish to reveal my true identity but suffice it to say that I am an LTTE insider and with that mantle I can tell you categorically that LTTE never had any dealings with the Israelis let alone be trained by them as you claim. For your information LTTE never even purchased weapons from the Israelis let alone being trained by them. It is a well known fact that the LTTE received some material help from the Indians initially, watch what I say initially, and when LTTE became powerful the bloody Indians wanted to destroy the LTTE by using their quislings such as EPDP,Telo,EPRLF etc. it is definitely a ludicrous malicious canard propagated by a stupid person like you, this can only come through your or person of your ilks ( many of them write on the CT) rear end. Even by your Srilankan Moor standards this in my opinion is a ripe nonsense devoid of any merit. I reject this as utter nonsense and bull shit drawn out of your anus.

        You seemed to be pulling out some mumbo jumbo stuff now and again through your arse about LTTE and the Israelis ,to create a rift between the Tamils and the Sinhalese, once again, to cosy up to your Sinhala masters. Let me tell you when your race of people became fifth columnist i.e. Turn coats Pirabakaran drove them away from Eelam without killing them ,even that is to an area with in the boundaries of Eelam namely Puttalam, If you all had done what you did to the Tamils to the Sinhalese, they would most certainly have massacred you muslims en masse as they massacred the 80000 Tamils who surrendered to them during the last days of the war at MUllivaikkal.

        to be continued

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        Let me ask you chap a basic question, What is the ethnic origin of the So called Moors of Srilanka ? Do you agree all the So called moors are Low caste Tamil hindu converts to Islam or according to the other more fanciful theory your lot have drawn out your anuses i.e. Arab traders + Sinhala women = Gave birth to Tamil speaking Moors. If this not a theory that is drawn out your collective anuses I don’t know what else is.

        Have you heard of a language called Arwi= Arabic+ Tamil ? you need brains to study history, I suggest you do a google search on Arwi that will tell you what your racial origin is.

        Why is that only in Srilanka there is a race called Muslims when every where else in the world Muslim only refers to a particular religion and not a race. Why don’t you fools call your selves Tamil muslims as they do in South India or if you all hate Tamils so much and don’t want to have anything to do with Tamil why don’t you call yourselves Sinhalese Muslims? Why Just Muslims, is it because it makes it easier for you to flip your hat as and when it suits you to switch sides and take advantage of both the Sinhalese and the Tamils as and when it suits you. You seemed to think Tamils are divided between themselves as low , High etc, let me tell you it is you muslims around the world who are devided along many lines Sunni, shia, Ahamadiya, Ismaili, Alowite etc, etc. The high class and Low class are an Islamic problem all over the world , Do you know that the entire world hates you muslims now. You keep talking through your arse and it will make wonderful sense, If you all don’t like our beloved Island why don’t you all go back to Saudi arabia( mecca) a proposition which will receive a resounding endorsement from my Sinhala brethren.–

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    Ralli Ameen

    “It is the non-Muslim forces specially ex-LTTE members in partnership with Israel trying to bring a wedge and communal disharmony between Sinhalese and Muslims by propagating Islamophobia”

    My dear chap don’t you think you are talking through your anus here ? when the Mossad support was touted and obtained by Pro – american Sinhala leaders under JR such as Lalith Athulath mudali to train the Sinhala armed forces to kill the Tamils, your Muslim leaders like MHM mohamed, Acs . Hameed , Naina marikkar and others were still licking the Sinhala leaders arses to clink on to power and privileges.

    your community is an un principled community that would do any thing for your own selfish reasons. The Tamil freedom fighters like Uma Maheswaran supported the PLO and attracted the wrath of the zionists state when your so called muslim leaders were hob nobbing with the Sinhala racist leaders , no wonder Pirabakaran didn’t want to take a chance with you lot and drove you fifth columnists out of Eelam.

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      Contd.
      It is your lot have drawn out your anuses i.e. Tamils super race, advanced race whereas in fact Andradoid race. In fact before the advent of Arab traders to India and Sri Lanka you lot were farmers, tree climbers and coolie types. Traders from Arabia first landed in western coast of Gujarat and Malabar. Later Persian and Turks too came. From Malabar they spread to other parts of Tamilnadu. They were known as Marikkar, Lebbe. Moplas etc. Turks were known as Thulukkar in Tamil, which is Turikiyar became thulukkar later. These people were engaged in trade and the barbarian Tamils learned from them. They took wives from these areas and in the south adapted mixed form of Tamil and Malayalam languages, they used Arabic letters for writing which is Arawi. In some places in India it is still used. You barbarian were first civilized by Arab, Persian traders who introduced you money system to sell goods instead of bartering in open space like pola in SL. Open shop system to display goods in front and sell. Later by Dutch, British colonialist civilized you further up to modern days. These are fact you cannot erase however much you try. Yes, there is a race called Ceylon Moors in Sri Lanka and their religion is Islam and all those who follows Islam called Muslims irrespective of country or race. Sri Lankan call themselves Ceylon Moors because they are neither Sinhalese nor Tamil although they speak mixed type of adapted Tamil Language. You can see minority adopting different languages all over the world. One example is America. So you crows cannot change it however much you crow. Keep on crowing as slaves to your masters.

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      How do you define low caste and high class Tamils.
      Do the low cast Tamils have a genetic defect?

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    Muslims are a middle community, our leaders have done and supported taking the middle path in the past and even now. Our leaders have taken the side of the Just against the unjust and in-human, murderers and psychopaths, who killed, killed and killed and achieved nothing. Brought misery, misery and misery to their own people and the entire citizen of this country.Destroyed education and bright future of thousands of young people of the tamil community. Killed their own leaders, intellectuals, many tamil men and women who were excellent human beings would have contributed for the upliftment of the tamils of north, east and every where in the world.

    It is unfortunate, you, Mr Pandaran Vanniya seem to take the side of Mr Pirabakaran and say what he did was right.

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      “Muslims are a middle community, our leaders have done and supported taking the middle path in the past and even now.”

      Middle means nothing when you are clearly known one party is extreme in destroying other. That middle is not justice. If thief has stolen from a victim, judge doesn’t split the theft into two halves and let both have it. Property goes to owner and the thief goes to prison.

      You claim you are following middle path but you are not. You are the monkey in the Panchathanthira story who split the loaf between the two cats. You ate the whole loaf in the name of splitting it between the cats.

      Standardization created 32 movements to fight for lost education of Tamil. You brought standardization and you beat even the Sinhalese on benefiting out of it on the demise of Tamils’ education. When, Hakeem kept admitting only Muslims students to Law College, the Sinhala Monkeys who appointed him to the Minister of Justice climbed to the rooftop of the college to protest about it. Is that how your middle path works? To whom do you think you are preaching?

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        A W Abdulkany

        AW Abdulkany

        Your assertion that your community are a middle community and your leaders have done and supported taking a middle path in the past and even now is an utter lie , read below to learn that you Muslims have always very opportunistically supported your Sinhala masters despite you having genetic affiliation with the Tamils.

        “It is Muslims who stood with Sinhalese from the day of Independent. It was Muslims who voted for Sinhala official language bill. It was Muslims who supported the Sinhalese for unitary state and faced the wrath of LTTE. It was Muslims (Pakistan) tremendously helped the Sinhalese forces to beat the LTTE. It is Muslims countries that helps to send second largest dollar income to Sri Lanka by employing Sri Lanka labour forces. It is Muslim countries who import all Sri Lanka products which are considered trashes in Western countries. While non-Muslim countries give large loans on high interest rates and try to own portions of Sri Lanaka, Muslim countries give loans on very low interest rates or without interest or free. It is the non-Muslim forces specially ex-LTTE members in partnership with Israel trying to bring a wedge and communal disharmony between Sinhalese and Muslims by propagating Islamophobia “

        This confession by a muslim person confirms to us Tamils the true nature of the Muslim mentality towards the Eelam Tamils, Can you blame Pirabakaran for expelling you traitors from our midst ? Be thankful to him for not massacring you pigs . If you all have done to the Sinhalese what you did to the Tamils they would have massacred the entire muslim population like they massacred the 80000 Tamils who surrendered to them at the end of the war at MUllivaikkal.

        Let me give you a polite advice, think carefully about other people’s sensibilities before you write garbage on CT.

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      You keep fooling the Modayas only while eating the whole loaf saying that you are sharing the Loaf in the middle path. Tamils know Hakeem, Hilmi and Latheef are in the middle of the path of Sinhala -Tamil reconciliation. Hakeem went to the UNHRC and said Muslims are happy with the Sinhala governments. He played Middle spying path when LTTE was asking for separate homeland. Now he is asking for separate homeland. Tell me reason then why Tamils should not play a game here and see 150,000 Muslims are dead in Kathankdi by the Sinhala army.TNA Sampanthar went to New King to protest against monks building temple there. But When BBS was going to Batticaloa last fall, none of the middle pather got out of the their comfy sofas. It was Tamil went and stood in the middle of BBS’ path and forced them to return back. Tamils can see what is going on, but the Modayas who brought the MMDA to split Tamils and Muslim cannot see that. Hilmi wrote that Sinhala government rehabilitated 300,000 in six months, but not the Muslims even after 25 years. It is utter lie. They are still in the roads. But he wanted to have recaptured the lands gazette to jungles. Could you explain how your middle path is working on that?

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      AW Abdulkany

      “It is Muslims who stood with Sinhalese from the day of Independent. It was Muslims who voted for Sinhala official language bill. It was Muslims who supported the Sinhalese for unitary state and faced the wrath of LTTE. It was Muslims (Pakistan) tremendously helped the Sinhalese forces to beat the LTTE. It is Muslims countries that helps to send second largest dollar income to Sri Lanka by employing Sri Lanka labour forces. It is Muslim countries who import all Sri Lanka products which are considered trashes in Western countries. While non-Muslim countries give large loans on high interest rates and try to own portions of Sri Lanaka, Muslim countries give loans on very low interest rates or without interest or free. It is the non-Muslim forces specially ex-LTTE members in partnership with Israel trying to bring a wedge and communal disharmony between Sinhalese and Muslims by propagating Islamophobia “

      This confession by a muslim person confirms to us Tamils the true nature of the Muslim mentality towards the Eelam Tamils, Can you blame Pirabakaran for expelling you traitors from our midst ? Be thankful to him for not massacring you pigs . If you all have done to the Sinhalese what you did to the Tamils they would have massacred the entire muslim population like they massacred the 80000 Tamils who surrendered to them at the end of the war at MUllivaikkal.

      Let me give you a polite advice, think carefully about other people’s sensibilities before you write garbage on CT.

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    Dear Mr. Latheef Farook,
    I have left a detailed response in your blog under the same post.
    Since there is a limitation to the number of words. I would set out a few words as a response below:

    1. The Islamic Scholars in Sri Lanka sit a Public Examination held by the Department of Examination of Sri Lanka.The Exam is Gazette notified and is held annually, it offers certification at two levels. Al Alim Muthawassitha Certificate Examination and Al Alim Sanaviyya Certificate Examination.

    2. Since Islamic Graduate and Post Graduate Studies are not available over here the Islamic Students study at Institutions abroad.

    3. A Mufti is a person who has completed a PhD level equivalent of education in the field of “Ifta” which consists interalia Fiqh and Usool al Fiqh and has got the Ijazah (certification) to practice. We have many such qualified Muftis within the council of Islamic Scholars in Sri Lanka (ACJU). They hold the certification and Ijazah in Shafi Fiqh, which is what is relevant in our context.

    4. As much as an Eye Surgeon is not the competent person to perform a heart surgery so is the case when it comes Issues of Islamic Legal rulings which is called Fatwa.

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      Mohammad Mumthaz Ansar.
      Your explanation of Mufti is not very clear and inadequate and the certification is questionable..
      Could you be a bit more specific? about the names of the institutions abroad and the Public Examination held by the Dept. of Examination of SL.
      Hope that these institutions have some standing and name recognition.

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    Well done Latheef for being so outspoken.What is required is a liberal questioning of the Sharia as Divine Law. There is no such thing. I have in mind the liberal critique of Islam that was inspired by Jamaldin al-Afghani. I wrote a three-part article some time ago on that. It has made no impact at all. – IH

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      Izeth Hussain

      We are awaiting your position re MMDA. You have been quite silent so far?

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    We are only hearing the call for change at ACJU.

    It is high time the entire structure of ACJU has to be changed from the President of ACJU.

    The change can happen within by realising the mess these bunch of jokers have done during past 17 years and the amount of damage caused to SL Muslims by these Thbaleegh friendly clan.

    If they do not accept that a change is needed,we will need to get to the public and start a major protest demanding for change.

    Eitherway time is up. We need a change at ACJU ASAP.

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