26 June, 2019

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Muslims In Sri Lanka Unite To Condemn Islamic State (ISIS)

The death of a Sri Lankan Muslim in Syria, Sharfaz Shuraih Muhsin from Kandy, known in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani who fought along with IS has brought the Muslim religious and civil society leadership in Sri Lanka to unequivocally condemn the IS.

At a meeting convened by the All Ceylon Jamiyaathul Ulama (ACJU), the apex religious body of Islamic theologians in Sri Lanka, lead Muslim organizations adopted a declaration condemning IS and declaring them as un-Islamic and inhumane. Their declaration affirms that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility. Islam values human life and equates the unlawful killing of a single individual to the killing of the entire human race.

ISIS Sri LankaThey condemn IS (ISIS) as a violent extremist organization that acts against the fundamental teachings of Islam. It is an absolutely deviant organization, which operates against all the principles and tenets of Islam, their declaration states.

The following is the declaration made by the Muslim Organizations:

Joint declaration by the Muslim Organizations of Sri Lanka on the issue of IS (ISIS) and Extremism:

We, the representatives of the main Muslim Organizations in Sri Lanka, present at the anti-extremism conference organized by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), held on the 22nd July 2015, condemn in unequivocal terms all forms of violence and extremism.

Islam is a religion of Mercy for all humanity. It is the fountainhead of Eternal Peace, Tranquility, Security and Brotherhood. Islam attaches such value to human life that it equates the killing of a single being unlawfully with the killing of the entire human race, without differentiation based on creed or caste. Its teachings of peace and brotherhood encompass all humanity. Islam teaches us to treat all mankind with equality, mercy, tolerance and justice. Islam sternly condemns all kinds of oppression, violence and extremism. It regards oppression, mischief, rioting and murders amongst the severest sins and crimes.

The IS (ISIS) is a violent extremist organization, which acts against the fundamental teachings of Islam. It is an absolutely deviant organization, which operates against all the principles and tenets of Islam. Unfortunately, the word ‘Jihad’ has been misinterpreted by the Western media to mean killing or waging unjust wars. Any organization that kills innocent people under the guise of Jihad, it is totally outside the pale of Islam. We endorse the booklet published by the ACJU that explains the correct spiritual concept of Jihad based on authentic Islamic religious texts.

We appreciate the initiatives taken by the ACJU to expose the ISIS as an un-Islamic and extremist organization, in an informative broadcast through the SLBC on the 6thof July 2014 and the statement issued to the media on the 30thof August 2014. Subsequently several International Islamic Institutions and countries have condemned the ISIS as an extremist organization engaged in acts contrary to Islamic teachings.

We strongly and unequivocally condemn any person associated with the ISIS or any other extremist organization operating under the guise of Islam. We do not condone any person or organization that engages in extremism in any form.

We strongly call upon the government to take action against any individual involved in any form of extremism. We also wholeheartedly offer our fullest support and co-operation to all government agencies to identify such anti-social and criminal elements in order to eliminate this menace from our Motherland.

We call upon the media to act with responsibility and objectivity. We also urge them not to sensationalize such issues as not to endanger peaceful co-existence prevailing amongst the communities in Sri Lanka.

We Muslims have, over the centuries, demonstrated our patriotism and loyalty to Sri Lanka. We affirm that we will not act in any manner that it detrimental to our Motherland.

Signed:
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU)
Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL)
Sri Lanka Jamat e Islami (SLJI)
Jama’athus Salama (MFCD)
Jamiyyathus Shabab (AMYS)
Al-Muslimath
International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)
World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY)
All Ceylon YMMA Conference (YMMA)
Thableegh Jama’ath
All Ceylon Thowheedh Jama’ath (ACTJ)
Colombo District Masjid Federation (CDMF)

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    Thats a very good move by the Muslims and their leaders in Sri Lanka and should be applauded by all right thinking people

    Too bad the Buddhist Mahanayakes and other Buddhist organisations didnt do the same when BBS and Ravana Balaya were running amok in Aluthgama and elsewhere

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      The statement by All Ceylon Jamiyaathul Ulama (ACJU) is exactly the right thing to do. Very welcome. They must lead this fight from the front.

      No country is immune to the menace of IS barbarism. It is a matter of time before it affects Sri Lanka. We need to be ready for that day psychologically and otherwise.

      Sri Lanka needs a truly professional Intelligence Service. It must adhere to standards of civil liberties guaranteed by our constitution. It must be held accountable and supervised by Parliament. Sri Lankan Intelligence Service must not become a tool of corrupt politicians, who choose to spy on political opponents. It must not turn into yet another torture chamber. We have too many of those already.

      However, a well-run Sri Lankan Intelligence Service must have tools to feel the pulse of what is going on inside Sri Lanka or elsewhere. While we are asleep.

      Such a pro-active military component will not cure the inevitable onset of ISIL cancer fully. However, good intelligence will be the single most potent weapon. In order protect citizens of Sri Lanka, in particular fellow Muslim citizens & their kids from radicalization .

      Cheers!

      PS: Agree with Peace Lover Buddhist Mahanayakes should learn from All Ceylon Jamiyaathul Ulama (ACJU). Buddhist Mahanayakes did precious nothing. While BBS monkeys beat drums of indirect violence. Against a peaceful section of country. Shameful!

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      Dear Muslims in Sri Lanka Regarding ISIS,

      RE: Muslims In Sri Lanka Unite To Condemn Islamic State (ISIS)

      “The death of a Sri Lankan Muslim in Syria, Sharfaz Shuraih Muhsin from Kandy, known in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani who fought along with IS has brought the Muslim religious and civil society leadership in Sri Lanka to unequivocally condemn the IS.”

      All Lankans, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, Commend you and the Muslim Council, for condemning the the so-called “Islamic” State of Iraq and Syria.

      Expose, Expose and Expose, ISIS, the Iblis Agents and their supporters and clones.

      To begin with, the ISIS, “I” is Not Islamic. It is actually Iblisic. Iblis is the Satan, Shaitan, Devil, Lucifer, Mara who is against God and Good. Iblis is the same Satan in Heaven who fooled Adam and Eve in Heaven, and now fooling people in Najd, the new Trojan Horse, or rather the Iblis Horse.

      You should one step further, and call a Spade, a Spade, call ISIS, Iblis. Here is why.

      1. The so-called ISIS,”Islamic” Sate of Iraq and Syria and ISIL are Not, “Islamic:, but “Iblisic”, is derived from Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, Licifer and Mara, the Ugly part of humanity.

      2. ISIS is a direct translation of what they call themselves in Arabic, State Islamia Iraq and Syria, ot ISIS in English.

      3. ISIS is another Clone of the Wahhabis and Salafis, who follow the teachings of Abdul Wahab, and who learned from Ibn Taymiah from the 12th Century. They All are inspired by Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan.

      References:

      1. Hadith of Najd

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      The Hadith of Najd is a famous hadith with several chains of narration about three geographical locations. While all Sunni Muslims accept the group of hadith as authentic, the exact location of the area referred to as “Najd” is disputed.

      2. Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

      So, this Idiot, Moron, Imbecile was tricked by the Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, by training in Pakistan by the Wahhabi funded Schools and Madrasas to be an Idiot, Moron and Imbecile for the Iblis.

      So, Abu Shuraih Sailani, aka Abu Iblis Shaitani, will now rot in hell being alternately toasted in Hel fire and Iblis laughing at him and saying Moron, Idiot, Imbecile, you deserve it along with the other ISIS who wanted 72 Virgins.

      Didn’t the Quran warn over 25 times about Iblis and Shaitan, Satan?

      They will not get 72 Virgins. They will not not get 72 Raisins either.

      -Amarasiri

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        Salafs are the true followers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) In fact Mohammed bin Abdul Wahhab (May Allah have mercy on his soul) is the reformer who corrected the methodology of the Aqeedah (the pure monosthiestic creed of Islam) if not for Ibn Thaimiyyah (Rahimahullah) and great scholars of Islam (May Allaah have mercy on their souls) Islam would have become like soofism and deviant sects which we see around the world. These innovators will abide in the hell fire forever. After all out of every thousand only one will be chosen for the heaven.

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          pradeep

          “Thaimiyyah (Rahimahullah) and great scholars of Islam (May Allaah have mercy on their souls)”

          “Mohammed bin Abdul Wahhab (May Allah have mercy on his soul) is the reformer who corrected the methodology of the Aqeedah (the pure monosthiestic creed of Islam)”

          Both Ibn Taymiah and Abdl Wahab, and their clones, Wahhabis, Salafis, Debandis, Talibans etc. are misled by Iblis, Shaitan Satan, Devil, Lucifer and Mara, the same way Adam and Eve were misled by Iblis, Satan in heaven.

          It is only the Iblis Devil following Wahhabis and their clones, Salafis etc. who call other Muslims Kafir, Kuffar and non-Muslims, and try to kill them. This is another proof that the Wahhabis and their c;ones are Agents of Iblis, Satan.

          Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

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          pradeep,

          So, this Idiot, Moron, Imbecile was tricked by the Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, by training in Pakistan by the Wahhabi funded Schools and Madrasas to be an Idiot, Moron and Imbecile for the Iblis.

          Ibn Taymiah, Abdul Wahhab and their followers were All tricked by Iblis, Shaitan, Devil, Satan, Lucifer and Mara, just like the Serpent tricked Adam and Eve in Heaven to eat from the Forbidden Tree in the Center of the Garden, and God banished them to Earth, along with Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Devil.

          The Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Devil has managed to trick Ibn Taymiah, the Crazy, and Abdul Wahab, the Crazy, to mislead their followers by spinning and calling themselves, Salafis.

          How many tomes has God warned against Iblis, Satan, Shaitan and Devil in the Quran? Well over 25 times.

          What does it tell you? Wahhabis and their clones are Iblisis and Shaitanis.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

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          pradeep

          “Salafs are the true followers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) In fact Mohammed bin Abdul Wahhab (May Allah have mercy on his soul) is the reformer who corrected the methodology of the Aqeedah (the pure monosthiestic creed of Islam) if not for Ibn Thaimiyyah (Rahimahullah) and great scholars of Islam “

          The All follow Iblis, not Allah.

          They will certainly need Mercy from Allah for teaming up with Iblis, Shaitan, Satan or Devil.

          Wahhabism: The School of Ibn Taymiyyah

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRx9J90lUnc

          Published on Jun 30, 2015
          A look at the root and ideology of Wahhabism. Founded by Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahab who was influenced by the writings of Ibn Taymiyyah. This documentary studies their teachings and why so much hatred is seen towards other religions and sects because of their teachings.

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            Seems like a Muslim disguise under a common Sinhala name?

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      Muslims In Sri Lanka Unite To Condemn Islamic State (ISIS)

      “Thats a very good move by the Muslims and their leaders in Sri Lanka and should be applauded by all right thinking people “

      Very good move and Islam requires them to condemn the Iblis ISIS.

      See what Islam Says about Racism and Discrimination. Racial Equality.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTeo59sUSng

      Ramadan 2015 Quranic Gems 20: Islam abolished racism 1,400 years ago ~ Dr. Yasir Qadhi

      Published on Jul 13, 2015
      In a time when the colour of your skin and tribal lineage defined your status in society our Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) abolished racism and bigotry and said those beautiful words in his final sermon that echo through history until today…

      “There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, nor of a non-Arab over an Arab, nor of a white over a black, nor a black over a white, except by taqwa (piety & God conciseness).”

      Join Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi in today’s special Ramadan Qur’anic Gem where he discusses the concept of one Ummah free from racism and bigotry in light of Surat Al-Ĥujurāt.

      Recorded on 11th July 2015

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      They did not protest but got rid of the problem for good.

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    These bloody Muslims are banding together to bring ISIS to Sri Lanka. We need to bring back GOTA to drive them away. VOTE for the COBRA to bring back GOTA

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      Yes, call the services of Gota and Cobra ,they are the
      ones responsible for this man’s actions! Those who
      created Aluthgama – Beruwala massacre also created ISIS.
      Firstly there was a question to Muslims as to why they
      don’t condemn ISIS , and now that they have the answer
      to this at the right time, you call your men back to
      duty ! You call them or not , the country knows you !

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      BBS is a curse for SL as it is aligned with Terror monk wiratu of Myanmar. Whoever who support extremism must be condemned by all sane human beings

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      BBS Sympathiser

      “These bloody Muslims are banding together to bring ISIS to Sri Lanka. We need to bring back GOTA to drive them away. VOTE for the COBRA to bring back GOTA”

      BBS, ISIS, Wahhanis and their C;omes fall omto tyjer same group.

      They All want Bad and Ugly yo Prevail.

      They are Iblis, Mara and their various Clones, including GOTA.

      They all are against God and Buddha, and their teachings.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa Amana Mara

      Iblis Mara Chatu Iblis Amana Iblis…

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    State agencies, beware. The Muslims are getting together for a cover-up. The ACJU is the biggest extremist Tableek movement in Sri Lanka. They bring terrorist trainers as missionaries. Sinhalese Please wake up or go to sleep for ever

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      Dilantha

      Are the Sinhalese sleeping ? You’ve run out of food ?
      Don’t worry Dilantha , Muslims usually get up at
      4.30 am and very hospitable !

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      Dilanthe “The wolf in sheep clothing” AKA Azzeth maligawatte ghetto rascist salley, Azwer ,alavi mowlana and the rest of the grave Saint worshipers blame the ACJU and the peace loving tableek movement, because you are not part of the mainstream muslim organizations.

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    How be it,? The very Institutions of which the dogmas it upholds, thinks by uniting and condemning a menace which they are responsible, and have brought about through their own interpretation of the faith, which is neither of The Original master ,or his Messenger who delivered it, believe is appropriate and acceptable?

    How does it consider to eliminate the menace which is fed and nourished through its Dogmas?

    This is evident whole sale hoodwinking of Muslims and the entire humanity…… .

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    I think ACJU has jumped the Gun before doing there home-work. Khalipet was destroyed in 1924, and now it has come back. People in authority might not like it, but it is the reality. Even with 70 odd nations fighting IS its still surviving.And expanding. This person who went there made his choice, whats wrong with our so called muslim leaders, when did they become the sole authority who is a muslim and who is not a muslim. Its better to allow people to go if they will than keep them in Sri Lanka, as there is no violence in Sri Lanka. This ACJU policies will back fire if constrains are placesd- this is the normal outcome- looking from historical perspective. Also why publicize then ask media not to sensationalize. Reactionary strategies do not work, only a progressive strategy will work, this is why countries in the EU are allowing muslims to travel to Syria even though they state otherwise in there media.

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    This is the right thing to do.

    among the muslim populations, there is bound to be some extreme elements and out of that there is going to be few who would take the extreme step of actually putting to action that extremism. This guy is one of them. He got what he deserve. If any one is crazy enough to fight for ISIS then that person must be a fanatic.

    Just like this there are a few in Sri Lanka who support Pakistan when Sri Lanka plays them. I know a few who do that. The main complain they have is why there is no Sri Lankan muslim given an opportunity to play criket at national level when South Africa, England and India has. The shift to support Pakistan has taken over a course of time.

    It is a question worth asking, I am not sure whether we have talented muslims playing crickets in Sri Lanka who is capable of representing national side. I have read about a muslim school boy from Kandy who was supposed to be a very good spinner is a prospect but have not heard much about him since.
    I would also like to highlight Jehan Mubarak was given certain opportunities.
    We also have to accept just like having difficulties of getting admission to prominent Buddhist schools there is a problem in our Cricket. This could be political.

    Extremism among Muslims in Sri Lanka is coming out of frustration. I have met the Muslim relatives of 17 Aid workers killed in Mutur. All of them have very bitter feelings towards their motherland due to how the incident was handled.

    Effort is required from rulers to reconcile. We have to accept that some mistakes has happen in the past. Unless that is done the future will always be shrouded in distrust.

    I would also like to highlight that wearing abaya whether with face cover or not and men growing their beard or wearing arab style dress is not extremism. This is due to stronger belief in the faith. There is no influence of extremism or no force to change. Coming from a family where women who were public servants wearing Sareee all of them have shifted to abays now. It was a gradual transition which came with greater knowledge on religious practice. The men have changed too.

    In the end when you believe in a religion isn’t that what you want ? with information exchange/travel growing rapidly Islamic culture from Islamic countries caught up with Muslims in Sri Lanka. When that happens one understand and practice the religion to the fullest over time. That’s what the muslims are doing. Among them you will find few who want to take a short cut, and take the extreme route.
    Muslims in Sri Lanka have been one of the most tolerant. I am sure this has been influenced by the nature of good Buddhist who we live with.

    However while the majority of Muslims have been striving hard to uplift their religious beliefs same cannot be said about the Singhala Buddhist they have been driven far from their religious teachings. I know this as a fact as all my friends are Buddhist and majority of them are name sake Buddhist. Now don’t look at this statement with a narrow mind. Buddhism in Sri Lanka has lost it splendor. One can find good Buddhist in countries like Thailand and Japan, when you move with them one get the feeling how peaceful and tolerant those people are.

    No matter what amount of minority basing, is going to elevate the standard of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is only going to turn worst. I would like to remind some of my early made up statistics where 99% of violence/murder/rape/suicide/alcoholism/Soodu is coming from majority community.

    A well thought out plan at national level collectively by government through education, temples, daham pasal and media taking in to consideration the reality not in false pretense is required to elevate and educate the majority community to uplift their faith.

    1st step on that would be to elect a government which is citizen focused.

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    BBS Sympathiser, Big Balls Syndrome ,is as infectious and incurable and devastating as much as,(ISIS) I-SEE NOT I- NEVER SEE .

    You are both viruses that have permanently damaged many a human brains hard disk , only way is elimination for both viruses.

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    @rehan, papacy is not Islamic. Pontification is not possible. A world leader all the muslims is a failed idea. Fear of lone wolf suicidal attacks ISIS drags them to be droned. See the first srilankan victim’s biodata a lawyer multi lingual graduate teacher at the age of 37 but couldn’t get a decent job enough to feed a family of six, I presume, chased him to ISIS.

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      His educational, family and religious backgrounds didn’t
      go together. Somebody very closed to him has to one day
      come out and say what he really wanted out of life. It
      is quite possible he was brainwashed while studying.
      But why marry , raise children and then leave them all
      helpless ? A thorough investigation should reveal all
      circumstances under which he left for this mission and
      be published as soon as possible regardless of the
      consequence .

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      xlntgson

      “See the first srilankan victim’s biodata a lawyer multi lingual graduate teacher at the age of 37 but couldn’t get a decent job enough to feed a family of six, I presume, chased him to ISIS. “

      He was an Idiot, like the ISIS, Iblisic Sate following Idiots, running around like chicken with their heads cut off, and cutting off the peoples heads.

      So, this Idiot, Moron, Imbecile was tricked by the Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, by training in Pakistan by the Wahhabi funded Schools and Madrasas to be an Idiot, Moron and Imbecile for the Iblis.

      1. Hadith of Najd

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      2. Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1

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        Soon they will say at Mosque ISIS fools are Allah `s soldiers even collect money to build a mosque for this fanatics at his birth place .State of Qatar will give help also

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          cholan

          “Soon they will say at Mosque ISIS fools are Allah `s soldiers even collect money to build a mosque for this fanatics at his birth place “

          Do you mean like for Mootal Veeran VP and Mootal Maveerran Day and have Statues and temples? These ISIS Idiots are expecting 72 Virgings. They will not get it. They will not get 72 raisins wither.

          Mootals, Fools, Idiots, Imbeciles and Morons, in whatever hues they come from, ISIS, LTTE, Wahhabis and their clones, etc, are still Mootals, Fools, Idiots, Imbeciles and Morons,

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    Statements are good but not enough. Some imams spread wahabbi messages. Financed from Saudi. Spread of mosques in East. Strange clothing. This is not Arabia. Stop it before it is too late.

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      taraki

      “Statements are good but not enough. Some imams spread wahabbi messages. Financed from Saudi. Spread of mosques in East. Strange clothing. This is not Arabia. Stop it before it is too late. “

      Muslims need to expose the Iblis, Satan. Shaitan., Devil Follpowing Wahhabis and they Clones.

      Wahhabi Iblis, Shaitan Agents, and Satan is laughing….

      The Earth goes around the Sun despite what the Wahhabis say…

      Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd_al-Aziz_ibn_Baz

      Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز‎) (November 21, 1910 – May 13, 1999), was a Saudi Arabian Islamic scholar and a leading proponent of the Salafi form of Islam. He was the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia from 1993 until his death in 1999. His “immense religious erudition and his reputation for intransigence” gave him such prestige among the pious population of Saudi Arabia, that his fatwas endorsing government policy greatly strengthened the Saudi Arabian government, and his death left the government without a comparable figure to “fill” his “shoes”.[3]

      Bin Baz issued a fatwa authorizing a wealth tax to support the Mujahideen during the anti-Soviet jihad.[4] His endorsement of In Defense of Muslim Lands, principally written by Abdullah Azzam, was a powerful influence in the successful call for jihad against the Soviet Union. It is said to be the first official call for jihad by a nation state against another nation state in modern times.[5]

      Many of Ibn Baz’s views and rulings are considered controversial (both inside and outside Saudi Arabia), including those relating to cosmology, women’s rights, Saudi Arabia’s support for the Oslo Accords, and the acceptability of stationing non-Islamic troops in the land of the Two Holy Mosques during and after the Gulf War. Osama bin Laden bitterly condemned Bin Baz and his rulings that supported Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy and alliances with Western powers.

      Cosmology

      See also: Orbit of the sun, Geocentric model, Astronomy in Islam and Apostasy in Islam

      In 1966, when Ibn Baz was vice-president of the Islamic University of Medina, he wrote an article denouncing Riyadh University for teaching the “falsehood” that the earth rotates and orbits the sun.[26]

      Author Robert Lacey quotes a fatwa by bin Baz urging caution towards claims that the Americans had landed on the moon. “We must make careful checks whenever the kuffar [infidels] or faseqoon [immoral folk] tell us something: we cannot believe or disbelieve them until we get sufficient proof on which the Muslims can depend.”[27] Lacey states that “after extensive research” of bin Baz’s fatawa, he (Lacey) had only been able to find this one fatwa on the subject, and no statement in it that the earth was flat.[27] Lacey does however say that according to his source, Bin Baz gave an interview after publishing the article

      “in which he mused on how we operate day to day on the basis that the ground beneath us is flat … and it led him to the belief that he was not afraid to voice and for which he became notorious.”[27]

      Though satirized for his belief,

      “the sheikh was unrepentant. If Muslims chose to believe the world was round, that was their business, he said, and he would not quarrel with them religiously. But he was inclined to trust what he felt beneath his feet rather than the statements of scientists he did not know.”[27]

      According to Lacey, bin Baz changed his mind about the earth’s flatness after talking to Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud who had spent time in a space shuttle flight in 1985. [27]

      However, Malise Ruthven and others state that it is incorrect to report that Ibn Baz believed “the earth is flat”[28] Professor Werner Ende, a German expert on ibn Baz’s fatwas, states he has never asserted this.[29] Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî calls those that attribute the flat earth view to ibn Baz “rumor mongers”. He points out that ibn Baz issued a fatwa declaring that the Earth is round,[30][31] and, indeed, in 1966 ibn Baz wrote “The quotation I cited [in his original article] from the speech of the great scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah be merciful to him) includes proof that the earth is round.”[32]

      In his 1966 article, ibn Baz did claim that the sun orbited the earth,[33][34][35] and that “the earth is fixed and stable, spread out by God for mankind and made a bed and cradle for them, fixed down by mountains lest it shake”.[35] As a result of the publication of his first article, ibn Baz was ridiculed by Egyptian journalists as an example of Saudi primitiveness,[29] and King Faisal was reportedly so angered by the first article that he ordered the destruction of every unsold copy of the two papers that had published it.[26][35]

      In 1982 Ibn Baz published a book, Al-adilla al-naqliyya wa al-ḥissiyya ʿala imkān al-ṣuʾūd ila al-kawākib wa ʾala jarayān al-shams wa al-qamar wa sukūn al-arḍ (“Treatise on the textual and rational proofs of the rotation of the sun and the motionlessness of the earth and the possibility of ascension to other planets”). In it, he republished the 1966 article, together with a second article on the same subject written later in 1966,[36] and repeated his belief that the sun orbited the earth.[28] In 1985, he changed his mind concerning the rotation of the earth (and, according to Lacey, ceased to assert its flatness), when Prince Sultan bin Salman returned home after a week aboard the space shuttle Discovery to tell him that he had seen the earth rotate.[26][27]

      In addition, there was controversy concerning the nature of the takfir (the act of declaring other Muslims to be kafir or unbelievers) which it was claimed Ibn Baz had pronounced. According to Malise Ruthven, he threatened all who did not accept his “pre-Copernican” views with a fatwa, declaring them infidels.[37] Ibn Baz wrote a letter to a magazine in 1966 responding to similar accusations:

      “I only deemed it lawful to kill whoever claims that the sun is static (thābita la jāriya) and refuses to repent of this after clarification. This is because denying the circulation of the sun constitutes a denial of Allah (Glorified be He), His Great Book, and His Honorable Messenger. It is well established in the Din (religion of Islam) by way of decisive evidence and Ijma` (consensus) of scholars that whoever denies Allah, His Messenger or His Book is a Kafir (disbeliever) and their blood and wealth become violable. It is the duty of the responsible authority to ask them to repent of this; either they repent or be executed. Thanks to Allah that this issue is not debatable among scholars.”[32]
      Ibn Baz’s second article written in 1966 also responded to similar accusations:

      “I did not declare those who believe that the earth rotates to be infidels, nor those who believe that the sun moving around itself, but I do so for those who say that the sun is static and does not move (thābita la jāriya), which is in my last article. Whoever says so being an infidel is obvious from the Quran and the Sunnah, because God almighty says: ‘And the sun runs on (tajri) to a term appointed for it’ … As for saying that the Sun is fixed in one position but still moving around itself, …, I did not deal with this issue in my first article, nor have I declared as infidel anyone who says so.”[36][38]
      Western writers subsequently have drawn parallels between their perception of ibn Baz and the trial of Galileo by the Catholic Church in the 16th century.[39]

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    @taraki, saudi arabia is also under attack by ISIS to destroy Ka’aba the black stone which they consider an idol an unislamic, then what you have to say? The attempt to have one global leader for all the muslims will threaten saudi royals who consider saudi arabia as the genuine islamic state. ‘Lone wolf’ fear is the reason for the West to let ISIS drag radicalized muslim youth to Iraq-Syria and then it will be easy to monitor them and drone!

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      xlntgson

      “taraki, saudi arabia is also under attack by ISIS to destroy Ka’aba the black stone which they consider an idol an unislamic, then what you have to say?”

      Bowing to statues, Trees, Stones etc is claimed to be un-Islamic.

      The Iblis Following ISIS is on to Something.

      Who knows Islam better than Iblis? The Iblis Following Wahhabi and ISIS?

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    The funds masters for this ISIS is Qatar ( the new rich fellow)… self proclaimed guardian of wahabi Islam Saudies are panicked ..15,000 so called Princess living of the wealth of Daharan bedouins ..are shivering..

    There was no Saudi Arabia before 1935…the land of these cowards should be divided …non-muslims can’t enter Mecca but infidel products and techniques can …

    Let the ISIS create a new Islam and new countries .. they can found enough so called warriors from Kathankudi ..Aluthgama..Puthalam ..Dickwelle …etc etc .ready to go to paradise to enjoy 37 virgins..at a time

    Let these fanatics reduce Muslim population growing without control and create problem to world citizens

    No faith in the history has produced such a destruction by these fanatic..liars..cheats..fakes…

    Cheers

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    But in reality, they teach all their boys from 3 years to fight for Islam and die for it in every morning and evening. Just issuing statement is most hypocratic feature of modern democracy. Who cannot call on press and issue statements? Muslims are real trouble makers of the world. What are the reasons to trust them? They betray anything or anyone whenever opportunity reaches…..

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      But the truth is hundred thousands Muslims are dying daily because of disease and starvation allah couldn’t help these converted ones ..

      These idiots Muslims are ready to die to go to heaven and taste 72 virgins at a time promised by their Prophet the best solution is let the Mosques provide 72 virgins to every muslims so that they will stop thinking going to their Islamic paradise.

      Cheers

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        cholan

        “These idiots Muslims are ready to die to go to heaven and taste 72 virgins at a time promised by their Prophet the best solution is let the Mosques provide 72 virgins to every muslims so that they will stop thinking going to their Islamic paradise.”

        1. They are not really Muslims. They are Iblisis, Wahhabis and their clones.

        2. These Idiots will nor get 72 Virgins nor 72 Raisins. They all are fooled by Satan, Iblis, just the same way Adam and eve were deceived in Heaven, by the Serpent-Devil Iblis.

        Questioning Islam : 3/30 : ’72 Virgins or 72 Raisins’ ?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R47VBMzqpHM

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    @cholan, you may condemn Arabs and deviant Muslims but don’t bash Islam your reference about heaven and maidens is unwanted and unwarranted. You are an Islamophobe. Drunkards drug addicts gay buggers vampire witch prostitutes cannibals, hate Islam for obvious reasons!

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      Whats wrong with being gay! Or you guys rather push gays from tall buildings for fun?

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        @mano, the gays have started attacking male-female couples heterophobic aging homosexuals exploit youth and make them disinterested in family life. Gays adopt children and most of them are paedophiles, abuse them as gay laws are interpretable either way!

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    @ xintgson (Chinese)

    Yes majority of the alcoholics..drug addicts ..gays ,prostitutes today are all Muslims all over the world..(Pakistan..Afgahnistan..Egypt..Malaysia..Egypt and many African Muslims countries )

    Today Prostitution is in Britain is monopolized by Albanian Muslims chicks ..do you know this frog?

    Yes praise Islam which say world is flat ..and allow father can have sex with his son `s wife …and you all fools accept these without question.

    Your Islam or whatever was started for Arabs who were illiterate and lived as savages in Arabian desert and all so called teachings were copied from jewish Tora holy book later forced on to Asian Hindus by sword…

    1948 there were 49% Hindus in Bangladseh today reduced to 7% how come all converted at gunpoint like what your favorite today doing for christians in Syria and Iraq at gun point this is your compassion.But 90% of Bangladesh Mulsims work for their daily bread under Hindus who are at the helm of economy next to Christian there

    Ask any Pakistani or Bangladeshi they will say my grand father was a Hindu…

    Even you and your ancestors are all converted Hindu Tamils don’t forget this ..

    Cheers

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    There is not a single Muslim country today where there is peace….this is the beauty of this faith

    The latest example how a country with Islamic ideas…hating other faiths and ethnic groups ..will rot is MALAYSIA 50 years of everything Islamic rule has collapsed this country beyond repair and soon will become a Zimbawbe in Asia

    Cheers

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      It is obvious you speak from a hatred for Muslims and criticize their nations. Every nation in this planet has their problems, and even our dear country, Sri Lanka, has no peace, now that BBS has been allowed to operate. This sudden strife in Muslim nations could have been deliberately started by the islamaphobes in western nations and one middle eastern nation, to trigger the violence. The US dropping bombs in many Muslims nations on false intelligence, killing thousands of innocent Muslims, causing millions to be displaced, and leaving them suffering, could also be the cause of many of these problems. You can, with your narrow outlook, blame everything on the Muslims, but reality is far more complicated than your prejudiced thoughts can comprehend. Bad try.

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      Philosophically, you can not belong to one religion and
      attack another.And next, If you truly believe that
      Muslims copied Jews and Christians , most part of your
      blame should go to the originals! So, you are calling
      all of them are stupid and Hindus are the best. I have
      no problem with any of these Hindus just because of one
      guy is allergic to Muslims . But you pathetically fail
      to prove your points. You hate Muslims but you like to
      earn from Muslims. Look at your “90% of Bangladesh
      Muslims work for their daily bread under Hindus who are
      at the helm of economy next to Christians there.” So,
      10% Hindus and Christians are very well off in a country
      of 90% Muslims to such an extent that this 90% is
      working for the 10% non Muslims , in your own word
      enemy Hindus and Christians ?? Cholan , when is your
      next appointment with your GP?

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    @cholan, you are repeating the same, ad nauseam, because some muslims indulge in prostitution should you bash Islam, is it permissible in Islam? For calculation purpose in Physics the surface of the earth is taken as straight, in a globe it should be a curve, then how to equate? You are misreading, it is not flat, word is plain, full of plains otherwise how we can cultivate, lay roads and run vehicles? If you have any personal grudge with any muslim don’t make it public. Those who are force converted to Islam will go back to their old religion when the situation was ripe but why that didn’t happen during Indian armed intervention in the earstwhile East Pakistan? Your jealousy rather I can say envy is well clear in your writings!

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        Cholan needs immediate psychiatric assessment before he goes on a rampage. He is indulging in hate crime. We have had enough of these wackos harming innocent people.

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    The majority of Muslims in the world do not agree with what ISIS does. They are anti Islam in the way they operate. They are criminals who kill more Muslims than non Muslims, attack Mosques and kill worshippers, destroy artifacts and historical buildings, terrorize helpless civilians, behead innocent people in uncivilized manner, stone age in their thinking and actions. They do not care about Muslims, only use the religion as an excuse to perpetrate their crimes.

    This is an excellent move by the Sri Lankan Muslims – they should show the Muslims in Sri Lanka that they must not accept terrorists and thugs as representatives of their religion.

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      Exactly Mano ! ISIS started and operates among the
      Arabs. They are only taking what’s convenient for
      them from the Koran to achieve their object if
      there’s any , taking advantage of prevailing world
      politics in the region . Nobody knows who’s
      fighting whom !Everybody’s focus is on the ISIS but
      who are they ? Why do they recruit anyone from
      anywhere to fight their course ? Are they helping
      the religion or deleting them ? There could be
      questions without answers.

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    We now understand that he took his family with him to
    Turkey . He had been mindful of the plight of his
    family if anything happened to him. But yet , why his
    mission was so important to him than his own life and
    the family ? Was he a combatant or a technician went
    for employment for a higher pay package ?

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    Muslims In Sri Lanka Unite To Condemn Islamic State (ISIS):

    Excellent and exceptional, we all human race has to unite to get rid off the ISIS maniac from the face of the earth. Bravo to Sri Lankan Muslims. Keep-up.

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      Please trust every single word in the statement but verify the facts as these Muslims can be very flexible when it come to the truth.

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        @mano, how flexible you are with so many aliases? ‘Muslims are quiet they don’t condemn ISIS’, you say in repetition when muslims issued a joint statement denouncing ISIS again you start your troll that ‘it is not true, but to wash hands, good riddance!’ Do you have a mirror to see the hearts, what the real motives of statements? [Edited out]

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    @whywhy, you are correct, Iraq after the savage bombing to stone-age need people, that is why ISIS allows ‘loyal’ families to come in, no other sane nation would allow such a huge foreign non residents and every nation has tight immigration/emigration laws. Why these ISIS people do otherwise? How effective to have ‘others’ in an army? (I use the word ‘army’ not for legitimacy but to prove that they are not guerillas any more, a well organized military force) Their patriotism is doubtful as they don’t care for self sufficiency rather they import everything. Malls and five star hotels (polygamy misused, in a marriage-divorce-marriage, cycle) and also in a dependent dollar economy, how this state will sustain? It will be dismantled when they think there is no need to keep that after killing more muslims giving a heretic label. This first victim would have taken the family if he wished, knowing the risk, he didn’t instead, he lied to his own beloveds. It is like joining Italian mafia for hefty payments ‘promised’!

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    As Donald J. Trump (US President hopeful) correctly pointed out, ”How come ISIS never attacks Israel? Because the dog doesn’t bit his own tail”. Naturally, such forces automatically turn to Israel for retaliation for the half a century Nazi style atrocities committed by Jewish State. It appears to think that ISIS has some affiliation with Israel or created by Israel.

    By the way, Gnanasara roaming scot-free for his close cooperation with Buddhist terrorist Wirathu and no action against him so far from the Government of Sri Lanka for the killings in Aluthgama?

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    muslims are [Edited out]

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      How come for edited out comments ratings given? I can assume what they would have puked out but how to rate a blank space is ridiculous, an editor’s eloborate comment, essential. That it violated religious freedom enshrined in the constitution, instead of ranting better seek legal redress, phobias can’t be cured etc. Cultural invasion is a convenient excuse to kill and rob with impunity. What enjoyment these perverts have raping hands and legs tied? To defend lawlessness they deny an effective law system branding it primitive while forgetting they are apologists of anarchism, pre dated to Islam. Political killings apart if regulated well the force equalser and force multiplier i.e., judicial killing and extra judicial killing can be well perceived in the chaotic world as pragmatic and Islam condemned as violent. An ode to proponents of war for peace, when it will fructify in this abortionist gay adoption aided suicides you endear dutifully droning to stone age?

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    Afzal: ‘I spoke to the Muslim relatives of the 17 aid workers killed in Muthur.All of them have bitter feelings towards the motherland’.

    Of the 17 aid workers killed in Muthur only one is a Muslim.All others were Tamils.Afzal pretends that most of them are Muslims just because they were killed in Muthur.Evidence led in the Special Prsidential Commission has it that the massacre of the 17 aid workers was staged by the Civil Defence Force (drawn mainly from Muthur and Trinco districts) with the active help of the Srilanka Navy. By the way, Muthur is an ancient Tamil village which is now converted into a Muslim region due to the ravages of war and Islamist expansionism.

    Muslim women wear hijabs and habayas not because they have suddenly become too pious.It is because they have embraced the fundamentalist version of the Saudi form of fanatical Islamism.Men sport the irritable,crude and unhygeanic beard just to feel and show they are distinct from those of other faith.Millions of dollars being brought in ,so why not embrace the outer garb? Gracious old Muslim ladies in the villages who still wear sarees are highly respected.

    As to the field of sports, the Muslim community have made vast strides in recent times and contributed immensely in all forms of sports, especially in Rugby,cricket, boxing etc.Jehan Mubarak is a highly talented all rounder who could have walked into any national team in the world and his frequent ommission and early exit from the game,only the corrupt and biased elements of Srilankan Cricket could explain.Of course Tuan Muhamed Dilshan was able to survive because he deftly sold dummies,side stepped and ‘converted’ simply by changing his name to ‘Dilshan Thilakaratne’ overnight.None from the Muslim community or political party leaders ever protested.Same thing would have happened to Muthiah Muralidaran had not his parents rushed in to bring in a bride from Chennai and ensured that his progeny will carry a Tamil name.
    It transpired in court today that Thajudeen the Rugby star was likely have met his fate being murdered than by a bizzare motor accident,according to a report filed by CID. SLMC nor any other political leaders ever had the guts to call for an independent investigation on the matter because it is alleged that the master mind of this murder is one of the privileged siblings of the then royal family.Let the Muslim community wake from its slumber at least now.

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    It is one thing making a joint statement when pushed to the wall and another promoting Sharia law and Paraya practice underhand.
    I came from Kurunegala and I have seen how the Paragahasenya mosque propagate Extreme fundamental Islam ideology under the grace and funds of Saudi Arabia. would say just a hood wink! Nothing more.

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    Islamic fundamentalism “The Curse of the century”
    I would not protest if the west has to use nukes in Syria”

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    @amarasiri, the kissing or trying to kiss black stone of Ka’aba is not an act of worship, the ‘intention’ is to remember the Prophet (pbuh) ” I kiss without any love of stone as an act in the tradition of apostle of Allah “. So, the circumambulation.

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    Correction! Force to equalize, not to escalate. (A little force is needed to maintain order and instil fear for discipline otherwise keeping the police and armed forces, the so called state agencies, on huge defence budget in deficit and in an eternal national debt, ever growing, futile! A little force be used that little should be defined. It’s well defined in Islam.)

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    world should realize no religion for terrorism, all religions and governments should congregate to defeat terrorism any guise of religion or government, particularly some government ( such as U.S)secretly and publicly involved in terrorism,,,,

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    ISIS IN A NUTSHELL
    1. ISIS is code word for the Syrian Rebels and vice versa
    2. ISIS was created by the CIA in Switzerland
    3. ISIS is named after Suisse, an official name of Switzerland
    4. ISIS is funded by the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland
    5. ISIS operates under 7 aliases while Switzerland operates under 9
    6. ISIS was created as CIA cover for biological and nuclear attacks
    7. ISIS is primarily composed of U.S. and NATO Special Forces
    8. ISIS is armed and equipped by the U.S. military
    9. ISIS is trained in Jordan under the guise of the Syrian Rebels
    10. ISIS will eventually be linked to the Pakistani ISI, likely leading to World War III

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