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WikiLeaks: A Growing Wahhabi Presence In Eastern Province – Muslim Leaders

By Colombo Telegraph

“Ambassador hosted prominent Muslim leaders for a roundtable discussion on Muslim issues to mark the holy month of Ramadan. Participants noted the absence of Al-Qaida and other radical Islamist terror groups but expressed concern about a growing Wahhabi presence, and the need to address social problems within the Muslim community before radical ideas begin to resonate with the youth.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable is written on October 9, 2007 by the US Ambassador to Colombo Robert O. Blake.

On October 2, Ambassador Blake hosted prominent Muslim leaders for a roundtable discussion on Muslim issues. Participants included Principal of Zahira College T.K. Azoor, former Attorney General Shibly Aziz, Chairman of the Muslim Peace Secretariat A.M.M. Faaiz, and Chairman of the Islamic Center of Sri Lanka M.H. Mohamed.

Ambassador Blake wrote; “Participants expressed concern about land rights for Muslims in both the Eastern Province and the North-Western Province. Despite historically good relations with both Hindus and Buddhists, Muslims now face some resistance to their activities, even in Colombo. For the most part, however, they remained optimistic about relations between Muslims and both Sinhalese and Tamils and confident that Sri Lankan Muslims would remain moderate and peaceful. Ambassador assured the Muslim leaders that the U.S. is paying close attention to religious freedom and other concerns raised during the discussion and regularly encourages the GSL to listen to and address the concerns of the Muslim community”

Under the subheading “Wahhabi Influence Growing” the ambassador wrote; “Participants noted that Islam in Sri Lanka has traditionally been both moderate and peaceful. Lately, however, they observe a growing Wahhabi presence, based mostly in the town of Kattankudy in Eastern Province. Fortunately, they said, there are not yet any ‘jihadi’ groups present in Sri Lanka. Muslim leaders have made a point of teaching youth to ‘shun this path.’ They expressed a concern however, that if social problems within the Muslim community are not addressed, radical ideas may begin to resonate. The growing influence of the Wahhabis has led to intra-religous tensions and increased intolerance of minority Muslim sects such as the Sufis.”

Placing a comment the ambassador wrote; “The roundtable participants seemed eager to share their concerns and appreciative of an audience with the U.S. Embassy. They welcomed U.S. intervention with the GSL to encourage fair treatment of Muslims. For the most part, however, they remained optimistic about relations between Muslims and both Sinhalese and Tamils and confident that Sri Lankan Muslims would remain moderate and peaceful.”

Read the cable below for further details;

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 001387 

SIPDIS 

SIPDIS 

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS
MCC FOR D NASSIRY AND E BURKE 

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER PHUM MOPS CE
SUBJECT: MUSLIM LEADERS VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT LAND RIGHTS
AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM 

REF: A. COLOMBO 1106 

     ¶B. COLOMBO 977 

¶1.  (U)  SUMMARY: On October 2, Ambassador hosted prominent
Muslim leaders for a roundtable discussion on Muslim issues
to mark the holy month of Ramadan.  Participants noted the
absence of Al-Qaida and other radical Islamist terror groups
but expressed concern about a growing Wahhabi presence, and
the need to address social problems within the Muslim
community before radical ideas begin to resonate with the
youth.  Participants expressed concern about land rights for
Muslims in both the Eastern Province and the North-Western
Province.  Despite historically good relations with both
Hindus and Buddhists, Muslims now face some resistance to
their activities, even in Colombo.  For the most part,
however, they remained optimistic about relations between
Muslims and both Sinhalese and Tamils and confident that Sri
Lankan Muslims would remain moderate and peaceful.
Ambassador assured the Muslim leaders that the U.S. is paying
close attention to religious freedom and other concerns
raised during the discussion and regularly encourages the GSL
to listen to and address the concerns of the Muslim
community.  End Summary. 

¶2.  (U)  On October 2, Ambassador hosted prominent Muslim
leaders for a roundtable discussion on Muslim issues.
Participants included Principal of Zahira College T.K. Azoor,
former Attorney General Shibly Aziz, Chairman of the Muslim
Peace Secretariat A.M.M. Faaiz, and Chairman of the Islamic
Center of Sri Lanka M.H. Mohamed. 

Wahhabi Influence Growing
------------------------ 

¶3.  (U)  Participants noted that Islam in Sri Lanka has
traditionally been both moderate and peaceful.  Lately,
however, they observe a growing Wahhabi presence, based
mostly in the town of Kattankudy in Eastern Province.
Fortunately, they said, there are not yet any "jihadi" groups
present in Sri Lanka.  Muslim leaders have made a point of
teaching youth to "shun this path."  They expressed a concern
however, that if social problems within the Muslim community
are not addressed, radical ideas may begin to resonate. The
growing influence of the Wahhabis has led to intra-religous
tensions and increased intolerance of minority Muslim sects
such as the Sufis. 

Concerns About Land and Property Rights
---------------------------------------- 

¶4.  (U)  Participants expressed concern about land rights for
Muslims.  They are being pushed by "both sides" (i.e.,
Sinhalese and Tamils) in the East, they said.  Earlier, the
LTTE took Muslim lands, and now, the Sinhalese are working to
reduce the presence and influence of Muslims in the East.  In
the North-Western Province town of Puttalam, thousands of
internally displaced persons from the early 1990s remain in
camps, mainly Tamils evicted by the LTTE from Jaffna.  Many
are unable to get land for housing or obtain business
licenses. 

Facing New Levels of Discrimination from Buddhists
--------------------------------------------- ----- 

¶5.  (U)  Historically, Muslims have had good relations with
both Hindus and Buddhists in Sri Lanka.  According to some
participants, however, the Sinhalese community feels
threatened now and is reacting against Muslims.  In Colombo,
they said, there is resistance to construction of new
mosques.  They are unable to obtain permits to build, and if 

COLOMBO 00001387  002 OF 002 

they use homes as mosques, neighbors complain.  They noted
that the Government is using policies such as a proposed new
noise ordinance to limit Muslim activities.  Under the new
law, they would not be allowed to issue the call to prayer
over loudspeakers. 

U.S. Sensitive to Muslim Issues
--------------------------------- 

¶6.  (U)  Ambassador assured the Muslim leaders that the U.S.
is paying close attention to the concerns raised during the
discussion.  He noted that the Embassy is regularly
encourages the GSL to listen to and address the concerns of
the Muslim community and to solicit direct input from local
communities when making policy decisions, particularly on
sensitive issues like land rights. 

¶7.  (SBU)  COMMENT:  The roundtable participants seemed eager
to share their concerns and appreciative of an audience with
the U.S. Embassy.  They welcomed U.S. intervention with the
GSL to encourage fair treatment of Muslims.  For the most
part, however, they remained optimistic about relations
between Muslims and both Sinhalese and Tamils and confident
that Sri Lankan Muslims would remain moderate and peaceful.
BLAKE
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    As far as I know, the Wahhabists are a minority among the muslim community in Sri Lanka and are ignored and disliked by the muslim community itslef owing to the fact that their fundamental belief system is almost entirely different from the suffis, who are the majority among the muslim community. Wahhabis were officially labeled as people who have crossed the line to become not part of Islam and the muslim community, for the reason that they ignore sentences from Qur’an and teaching of Prophet Muhammand (PBUH) in order to establish something of their own interest. They are basically a virus which tends to spread. But, the good news is most people who were wahhabi’s have now become (normal) muslims as they came to understand the extremist movements of Wahhabis.

    Also, many non-muslims think that women wearing Nikab or Hijab is a Wahhabist movement, But IT IS NOT. Wearing them is their own choice. It is not a compulsion, but a choice. They are neither forced by the religion or men to do so. They do it because they want to. If you ask any muslim women about this, you’d come to know whether they are forced or they choose to wear them. As far as I know, they wear them with pride.

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      Karmar Syed, you claim that the Muslim women wear the Nikab with pride. This Nikab or the Burka covering the whole body except the eyes was not a familiar sight in the olden days in Sri Lanka amongst the Muslim women. Does it mean that those early Muslim Women who only covered their heads with their saree at times but mostly was without, did not have pride?

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        Gamini your grasp of the English language cannot be commended in any way.

        GO back and read what Kamar wrote!

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          Impudence, regret to note my standard of English is not up to your standard. As I understood Karmar and not Kamar have clearly stated that Muslim women wear the burka with pride, to wit I questioned whether the Muslim women who did not wear the burka then had no pride. This burka was unseen then, worn by the Muslim Women although now you see them wearing. So what is your issue?

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            Brother, why are so worried of muslim women what they are wearing, why don’t you concern of your own community girls and women. most of time they display their entire body as fashion and lead to the cultural disaster.

            Srilankan traditional as well Sinhalese custom don’t have this kind of attire in early days. Do you think these fashion and fancy dress girls and women’s has illegal relationship.

            brother please correct your self before point your fingers to others

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              Fact and Kamar, I am afraid both of you seem not to have understood the gist of my comment. What I projected was that this form of Muslim dress, the burka was not worn by the Muslim women then and why this sudden change for them to wear now with pride, to be questioned whether the Muslim women then had no pride? In a world where it has shrunk, bringing the different human groups together and inter marriage is on the rise, whereas in the past these divisions and beliefs had and is yet continuing, is a great impediment to world peace. In that context new differences to further isolate is certainly not the way to go. Look at the vehicles and houses in this country, where symbols of Religious identity is clearly displayed fueling divisions leading to violence. It is my personal belief that if these differences of Religion are played down here as in the West, there will be better amity among the people to focus on the priorities of development that will help the entire country, than being bogged down in this mire. So stop fueling differences but try to unify the country.

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            Gamani you are addressing two fanatics with mis-conceived conceptions.

            You guys may have heard of the 7/7 bombings at London carried out by Bangladeshi’s born in UK.

            Bangladeshi’s like the Sri Lankan women cover their heads with the sari but once these villagers arrive in the UK they are wooed by Saudi Wahhabi charities with monthly stipends free dress etc. over and above the dole monies they receive for staying unemployed.
            That’s how it is spread along with the dress- beauty and the beast.

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            Dear Gamini, wearing nikab, Burka is not according to Wahhabism….if i really speak about it..early few muslim women in sri lanka wear those clothes but now it becmame as popular…i don not think that wearing muslim women burka will not have any problem for you or others, because it is their own choice.Islam is based on the quran and teaching of Prophert Muhammed….for your information as per quran it is mandatory to cover the body, head and hands of muslim women. So, muslim women chose to wear it.
            There is no wahhabism, sufism in Islam….The muslim, who follow the quran and the teachinfg of Prophert Muhammed others we call non-muslims. This all statements, names made by western media….
            You should go back to the history of the world to know in detail of this.
            I donn’t blame you..because you have no knowledge about islam.. i feel that you only follow the media which is controlled by western (USA, UK, Israel etc). I suggest you to do the further study on this, you will get more clear unless following the western media…Good luck.

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        I cannot prove whether women in the past wore Nikab or not. But, what proof is there to say that women in the past did not wear Nikab???? Today everything has been mobilized. The world has become smaller in the eyes of human kind. People go from one place to another to fulfill their different needs. Some travel. As a result, people come to see women with nikab now more than the past. Women who wore sarees did wear them with pride. there is no doubt about it. What I am saying is that whoever wear hijab or nikab wear them with pride, not because they are forced or because of Wahhabist movements. I hope you understand what I am saying. It is their right. Who would want to do things under suppression? Won’t muslim women agree with the BBS monks about hijab issues if they are oppressed by the religion or the muslim men? Won’t they try to leave the religion and be free? If you search on Youtube, you’ll see that thousands of young women have converted to Islam based on the fact that Islam gives protection to women. If wearing hijab and nikab make women look vulnerable, why would they have converted in the first place?
        If you see Christian/Roman Catholic sisters and mothers, you will see how they cover their body just like muslim women but without the nikab. If you see buddhist lady monks, you’ll see how decently they cover their body. You cannot go around tell all of these women to not wear their dresses based on the unacceptable fact that their dresses do not fit the SL culture, right?
        Muslim women wearing hijab or nikab does no harm to anyone, and why has it become a problem for non-muslims? I do not understand. There has not been a single action taken by muslims to make this country a muslim country and it is impossible because we are a 7.9% minority whilst 69.9% of the population are Buddhists.
        It is very sad that people go around believing things without thinking twice or doing a proper research and finding out by themselves.

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          Ask anyone who lived during the ’40s and ’50s, whether they had seen anyone in a burka in this country? Better still your own grand mothers or great grand mothers who do not wear this burka even today, but mostly the young are driven. I remember flying back home from Europe, on a number of times how young girls dressed in western attire change in to the burka in the plane before disembarking in their home ground in the Middle East.

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            GAMINI,
            YES I LIVED AND MY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER WORE ABAYAS AND A FORM OF NIQAB.
            THERE ARE SOME OLDER FOLK WHO COVERED THEMSELVES A WITH A LOOSE
            CLOTH (THUPPATTI) GENERALLY OF EXPENSIVE SWISS LACE.
            THE POORER FOLK JUST USED A SARONG FROM THE HEAD DOWNWARDS.IN SHORT A LOOSE COVERING.
            THE PURPOSE BEING TO COVER THE ENTIRE BODY.
            IN ADDITION TO THIS, WHEN TRAVELING IN CARS THEY HAD SCREENS AT THE REAR.THESE DAYS WITH TINTED GLASSES THERE IS NO NECESSITY.
            FURTHER MUSLIM WOMEN DID NOT FREQUENT MARKETS ETC IN THE PAST. TODAY THERE ARE LOTS OF GIRLS, WHO WEAR TO SCHOOL , THE UNIVERSITY AND WORK PLACES.
            WHAT CONCERNS ME IS WHY OTHERS HAVE TO BE BOTHERED ABOUT OUR
            DRESS.
            WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS; THIS IS NOTHING NEW.
            I HAVE WATCHED THE BUDDHIST PROGRAMME ON TNL,WHERE THE THE VENERABLE MONK WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE MANNER IN WHICH,
            BUDDHIST WOMEN COME TO TEMPLE NOW AS COMPARED TO THE PAST, AND HE COMMENDED THE DRESS OF THE MUSLIM WOMEN.
            WE ARE NOT IMITATING ARABS . WE ARE JUST FOLLOWING THE DRESS CODE AS COMMANDED BY ALLAH IN THE QURAN.
            MUSLIM WOMEN EVERYWHERE FOLLOW THIS, ONLY THAT THERE MAY BE SLIGHT VARIATIONS.
            AS MUSLIMS BECOME MORE AND MORE AWARE OF THE RELIGION, THEY
            ARE KEEN ON FOLLOWING, SINCE THEY WANT TO PLEASE THEIR CREATOR
            AND END UP IN PARADISE.
            YOU OBSERVE MANY MUSLIM YOUTH WHO SPORT BEARDS,ITS NOT FOR FASHION BUT THAT MEN ARE ORDERED NOT TO SHAVE THEIR BEARDS.
            I JUST MAKE ONE REQUEST FROM EVERYONE NOT TO GET INVOLVED IN, ARGUMENTS FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUING, SINCE THAT IS A SIGN OF IGNORANCE. PLEASE LEAVE US MUSLIMS MEN AND WOMEN TO PRACTICE OUR
            RELIGION AS YOU WOULD WANT TO PRACTICE YOURS. LET US RESPECT EACH OTHERS RELIGIONS AND VALUES AS WE HAVE BEEN DOING .
            ARE WE MUSLIMS ASKING TOO MUCH? CERTAINLY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

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              Ayman, I have no issue about the present day Muslim women wearing a burka. What I inferred was that it was not fashionable then as it has become today. Besides what is important is not the burka, to be identified as a Muslim, but to preserve one’s modesty. There are many females of various other denominations, not wearing the burka as they are not Muslim, but dress decently and are modest compared to some who may wear the burka. Wearing the burka alone does not imply the true character of a person. If so Muslims will not be drug dealers and peddlers, Crooks and swindlers, Rapists and murderers, where many are languishing in jails world over with other counter parts of other faiths. Therefore the burka has no bearing on one’s purity.

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            Dear Gamini!

            Wearing such dresses may or may not be a new thing in SL. But, what does it have to do with anyone? If muslim women want to wear such dresses, let them. If anyone forces them to take them off, then that is against Human Rights. In countries like USA and UK, where terrorism is a huge problem, abaya, burka or whatever they call it is worn by muslim women. Some of them even cover their faces with Nikab. I watched the “Kid’s choice awards” this year and there was a muslim girl in the front wearing islamic clothing.
            In SL, we have no such terrorist problems, and still people want these dresses to be banned. I don’t know what u r talking about. Just think about whether these islamic dresses have any affect on any non-muslims.

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        Time to time you need to be reminded of the oath you took against speaking ill on others, on the testaments of our Lord Buddah.

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        As im Muslim i should follow Islam as it says, if not no point of owning my name as mohamed, ahmed or fathima, early days real islamic obligations were not followed, because there wasn’t educated islamic Ulama that time, and those days peolple were unable to get islamic knowledge but they follow what they thought as islam, wearing hijab and niquab are essensial in islam, it s just a kind of cloth wich they use to close their entire body rather than exposing them to 3rd party….

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    This means the Christians and Catholic converters will be one of the targets….

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      Yea, Christians and Catholics are two different entity, and will be targeted differently in different times, by indifferent Singholies.

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    sufis are the monority.tey are no longer the majority.youth now a days do not share their beliefs.i am not a salafi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

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      Sufism is not what Islam vie, and Wahhabism is a brand name (whereas it is not referred to a Brand of Islam) the agitators use to put it in a hot pot when they hate Islam, it’s values and principles put into the rational thinking.

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    The greedy and unprincipled Muslim politicians in Sri Lanka are divided and ruled by the racist Rajapkse regime.
    The Wahabi presence is only one element in Muslim politics which plays right into the Rajapakse strategy of narrow cultural nationalism to DIVIDE AND RULE.
    Today with the heavily indebted Sri Lanka economy in nose dive as an overt and tacit international boycott of the Rajapassa brothers regime bites, the regime has only one survival strategy at this point, and that is to DIVIDE, DISTRACT and RULE Sri Lanka by inciting ethno-religious violence, just as did the British Raj – to prevent REGIME CHANGE!
    The Balu Sena is the fulcrum of this Rajapakse strategy of governance.
    In the context, failure of Muslim politicians to take a principled stand, particularly, Rauf Hakim, the clown who is Minister of Justice, and the other geriatrics like Fawzi and Maulana to resign from the loathsome Rajapakse regime will be the downfall of the Muslim community, which since the war ended has supported the Sinhala racist regime of Rajapakse against Lanka’s largest minority community, the Tamils civilians who have suffered the violence of the RACIST SINHALA BUDDHIST STATE SINCE INDEPENDENCE which was the reason for the LTTE to come into existence in the first place.

    Rather than take a principled stand on the Tamil question once the abominable and despicable LTTE was defeated the Muslim politicians collaborated with the Rajapakse military dictatorship- shamelessly grabbing crumbs off the racist high table, rather than forming a coallition for minority rights to fight the racist Rajapassa regime. Today the results of the unprincipled politics of the Muslim politicians, particularly Rauf Hakeem and his cronies are evident.

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      so let me get this, other than tamils and their tribal exclusive demands, for others to take a race based or nationalist stance is a NO NO right..

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    What a joke! The Rajapassa regime that has destroyed Buddhism in Lanka by distorting the teachings of the Buddha to justify violence, militarization, and war crimes, has now initiated a “dialogue with stakeholders to formulate and introduce new legislation to deal with distortions of religions.”

    The powers that be have called the usual suspects, the BALU SENA of all people, to help them formulate the modalities for this process!

    What an absolute circus! Meanwhile the dead leftist Vasudeva Nanayakka who is supposed to me Minister of National Integration is snoozing on the job having mooted a few bi-linugal classes.

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    This round table meeting has taken place in 2007. Muslims then and even now are optimistic that the majority of Sinhalese are peace loving. Muslims have always been very moderate and will remain so because of the strong historical relations with non-Muslims for centuries.

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    Mr Kamar,

    You soofis or those wahabis has nothing to do with Sri Lankan Muslim. You better understand that you are first a Sri Lankan, a Sri Lankan Muslim. For US eye or BBS eye you all are traitors and terrorist.

    When these guys start attacking you, do you have anything to prove that you are a soofi or wahabi? Do you have it in your ID?

    You all started this: by,
    Supporting pakisthan in cricket and you are still doing so.
    Looting those tamil shops in 83 with sinhala cults.
    Involving in illegal trade.
    Money londry.
    Drugs.
    Exporting country women to Middle east for slavery.
    Now betraying each other.

    Simmer in your own soup. You Rascals!

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      There’s famous wise saying that fits this situation right here. “To argue with a fool, you need a bunch of wise people.”

      I know that there were people who supported PAK. They chose their religion over their country, which is unacceptable. You cannot blindly accuse everyone just because of mistakes of a small number of people. I am sure that they must have also understood that what they did by supporting another country was very wrong.

      Your accusations are like the US accusing/labeling every muslim as a terrorist because of what a small percentage of muslims did. I am not saying that any muslim did anything wrong to be accused of being a terrorist. In case anyone say that 9/11 was an attack by Osama Bin Laden, I have one answer, go type “9/11 was an inside job” on YouTube, you’ll find plenty of answers.

      We are and will always be peaceful muslims who would handle things peacefully as our beloved prophet did. Peace is Islam and Islam is Peace. some of our sinhala brothers and sisters act this way now because of misunderstandings. I am sure that they’ll come around. Allah’s plan is bigger than any human’s plan.

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        So, you are ‘bunch of wise people’, and have a ‘scudded’ brain to fight against the anti-salafii, and your so called ‘Wahhabii’?
        Okay, argue with your Sufistic soothsayings.
        In Sri Lanka as we only know is Muslim, nothing but a Muslim. May he be of any blood lineage, but he be a Muslim.

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    Islam is one and Muslims of Sri lanka is one community.there is no Sufi or Salafi division as those comments claim(those comments are from ignorant fellows).if some one not practicing the teachings of Prophet(pbuh),can’t be a Muslim.but just namely Muslims.

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    Look this is serious – if Blake is meeting these people it means something is being planned.

    Muslims need to stop being fooled by their religion = that is what is going to make them slaves to these Wahhabis and we know that LTTE suicides were crimes – Islamic suicides are martyrs

    Hindus/Christians/Buddhists and especially Muslims dont allow another 30 years…. i think BBS has given the warning – dont think its against the Muslims, its to protect the nation.

    I shivr to think how SL will be like if jihadis ran SL like Libya, Iraq, Egypt, afghan – MUSLIMS wake up… dont allow this – talk to ur people

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      You shove away your arguments with irrational repugnance. LTTE and Tamils were already lured and fooled and continued being fooled is what you are indulged to enjoy in your lifetime to see. If it nourishing and digestive in your gutter then prowl on other entities, cusped like a wolf howling in the moonlight.

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    we muslim should follow only quran n hadeed what is wahabism there is no wahabism in islam mohamed ibn abdul wahab is an scholar who tried to eliminate those who were doing shirk so islam is Islam those who try to call wahabism are ignorant of Islam study d Islam properly then u will understand what it is

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      So, What is your opinion about donating blood, eyes, or inner organs? Ijmah and Kiyas are part of Qur’an and Hadees. Qur’an sentences and hadees’ are taken into account when dealing with a new issues. So, according to Ijmah and Kiyas, donating blood, eyes, and inner organs is allowed in Islam. How could you come to such a decision by referring to just qur’an and Hadees? For this Ulamah’s use qur’anic sentences and Hdees’ that seem fitting to the problem(s).
      Majority of Ulamah’s coming to a decision for a new issue based on Qur’an and Hadees is what is called Ijmah and Kiyas. I would agree with you if a decision is made without using Qur’an and Hadees. Then, it is definitely Shirk.
      You and many others need to study on what Ijmah and Kiyas really are, rather than believing what people blindly say.
      Do your research brother!

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        THERE IS NOTHING CALLED WAHABISM. IT IS A DEROGATORY TERM USED BY DEVIANT GROUPS LIKE SUFIS,AND OTHERS TO REFER TO MUSLIMS WHO STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE TEACHINGS OF THE QURAN AND SUNNAH ACCORDING TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PIOUS PREDECESSORS.(SALAF US SALIHEEN)
        SOURCES OF ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE IS KNOWN AS USUL AL FIQH.

        Roots of law. The body of principles and investigative methodologies through which practical legal rules are developed from the foundational sources. The primary base of law is the Quran. The second source is the Sunnah, reports about the sayings, actions, or tacit approvals of the Prophet. The third source is the consensus (ijma) of all Muslim interpretive scholars in a specific age on a legal rule about an issue not covered in the Quran or Sunnah. Most Sunni scholars consider consensus binding; The fourth source is analogy (qiyas), or rule by precedent.

        IJTIHAD, ( Arabic: “effort”) in Islāmic law, the independent or original interpretation of problems not precisely covered by the Qurʾān, Ḥadīth (traditions concerning the Prophet’s life and utterances), and ijmāʿ (scholarly consensus). In the early Muslim community every ADEQUATELY QUALIFIED JURIST had the right to exercise such original thinking, mainly raʾy (personal judgment) and qiyās (analogical reasoning), and those who did so were termed mujtahids. But with the crystallization of legal schools (madhabs) under the ʿAbbāsids (reigned 750–1258), the Sunnites (the majority branch of Islām) held at the end of the 3rd century ah that the “gates of ijtihād” were closed and that no scholar could ever qualify again as mujtahid. HOWEVER THERE IS STILL ALLOWANCE FOR IJTIHAD BY THOSE ADEQUATELY QUALIFIED IN ALL BRANCHES OF ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE

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    Suffis, wahabis or what ever it is muslims are muslims. we know what they did in india indonesia afganistan etc . etc… they kill all”” infidels”” and destroy non muslim cultures no body else in the world do such barbaric and inhuman things in this century.
    that is the reason the whole world hates them.

    BHAMIAN STATUES,,,,, NALANDA UNIVERSITY……INCIDENTS STILL HAUNTING THE WORLD
    KILLING FOR 72 VIRGINS… WHAT A PHILOSOPHY? It scares us

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      Have your eyes gone blind…. when mass killing taken place against the innocent muslims in Burma. No religion is exceptional when it comes clean past. Look at what happened and what is happening in our country.

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      Dharma sirs, do not blame others for your fault. Budhism is destroyed only by Budhists. Budhists killed millions of BUDHIST in Vietnam, Cambodia, Koria. Budhism could not stand against communists in China. Budhists in Japan tried to controll other nations agains LOARD BUDHAS teachings and killed millions of innocent people. So you have to blame your own religion for it’s current pathetic fate. It is the karma according to Budhism!

      Most of the BUDHIST think that Islam came only 1500 years ago. IT IS NOT SO IT IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST RELIGION. The first man on this earth ADAM is a muslim and he preached Islam to his Children. After years and years they fought among each other and became enemies. Almighty God send Prophets to show them the right path. Abraham, David, Moses, Jeses are all prophets who were sent by God to teach them the “Right Path” ISLAM, which is the religion of their Grand Father Adam. LOARD BUDDAH is only is also a Nabi who thought the right path to the people of his time. Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) is the last prophet send by God to teach his religion Islam. Why I am writing this is, few BUDHIST think that Islam destroyed Budhism. No, No, it was Islam destroyed by so called man made religions which mashroomed from the time of Adam to at present.

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    Hello Kamar sufis are not majority not only in srilanka but also in the Islamic world.they are less in amount comparing to tableek or tawheed (in your view wahhabis) because sufis are not true muslims.sufis are against true and pure islam.Islam is based on Holy Quran and Authentic Hadees (saying, action and recognition)of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).Basic islamic tenant is tawheed which tells that there is only one god he has no companions and we should worship only him….and other thing is we should worship him according to prophet muhammad’s guidance.but SUFIS are on contrary to these both islamic fundamentals.
    Sufis make companions to only one god by building dargas and worshiping those awliyas???…also they have innovated many deeds which prophet or his wives and companions did not do like mawlood , meelad,kattam , kandoori ,etc…so i kindly ask every one including non muslims if you wanna know what is Islam just go through al-qoran and prophet’s sayings (authentic hadeet)…Don’t look anyone…

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      Revealing the Truth About Sufism

      1.) Imaam Ash-Shaaf’iee said concerning Sufism:

      “If a person exercised Sufism at the beginning of the day, he does not come to Dhuhr except an idiot.” [Tablees Iblees]

      “Nobody accompanied the Sufis forty days and had his brain return (ever).” [Tablees Iblees]

      2.) Imam Abdurrahmaan bin Mahdi:

      I asked Abdurrahman bin Mahdi: O Abu Saeed! In our city there are people who call themselves Sufis.

      He replied: Do not get near them, we have seen some of them who have been driven by this (Sufism) to craziness. Others were driven to apostasy.Ishaq bin Dawood bin Sabeeh said:
      Source: Talbees Iblees by Ibn Al-Jawzi page 257.

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    (this answer would help to know the true face of sufis)

    Question
    Could you please give us the Islamic ruling on Sufism?
    Answered by
    Sheikh `Ali b. al-Zahrânî, Professor at Umm al-Qurâ University

    Sufism embraces countless different sects. Fundamentally, they are innovators both in there origin and in their name. They are not complying with the Qur’ân, the Sunnah and the practice of the Companions at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and after his death.

    The Prophet (peace be upon him) warned against this when he said: “Whoever innovates in our religion something that is not from it will have it irejected.”

    He also said: “Whoever does something innovated will have it rejected.”

    There is no doubt that the rites of Sufism and its various brotherhoods never existed at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), nor were they known to the Companions. This is clear in spite of the Sufis’ efforts to attribute these practices of theirs to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Companions.

    In this concern, we say whatever we find of good, righteousness, true remembrance of Allah, piety and devotion in Sufism is more evident in pure Islam. Consequently, Sufism in and of itself is useless. We should be satisfied with what the people of the first, most preferable, centuries were satisfied with.

    Conversely, whatever Sufism contains of innovations, falsehood and extremisms should be immediately abandoned.

    This is a general ruling on Sufism. On the individual level, the ruling will be different from one person to another and from one Sufî approach to another. There are some devoted men in Sufism who are pious and righteous in spite of the fact that they also have fallen into some minor innovations. At the same time, there are some extremists who could be classified as unbelievers on account of their belief in certain false creeds.

    Some of them believe that Allah manifests himself in some of His creatures, which is total nonsense. They would even say that the Creator and the creation is the same thing. Some Sufîs have a belief that when worshippers attain a certain level of spiritual awareness, they are exempted from the legal teaching of Islam.

    Sufism was one of the catastrophic factors working against the Islamic nation throughout its history. It made people fall into weakness and humiliation. It destroyed the nation’s ability and efforts by its innovations and falsehood. It also engaged people in useless issues and encouraged unemployment, laziness and indolence.

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    The Muslim is taught by his book, the Qur’ân, to hate falsehood, distorted beliefs, and deviance, and consequently, to hate the representation of falsehood and deviant beliefs at the hands of the unbelievers. He does not, however, hate the people themselves. In fact, he should wish for them every possible good and hope that they will attain guidance and be saved from the Hellfire.

    When one of the unbelievers attains guidance, the Muslim should be as joyous for his sake as our Prophet (peace be upon him) was when a Jewish boy converted to Islam just before he died. The Prophet (peace be upon him) left his home saying: “All praises are for Allah who saved him from the Hellfire.”

    The hatred one should have is for their deviance or sinful behavior, but not for the people themselves.

    This is why a Muslim cannot be blamed for his affection towards his son, wife, and others, even if they are not Muslims. However, such affection should not cause him to neglect any part of his religion. That is why the Muslims who, on account of their wives and children, failed to emigrate to Madinah as they were commanded were rebuked for staying behind. Indeed, Allah describes our wives and children as a trial.

    In fact, the ones who encourage hatred are certain Western and other non-Muslim politicians and media personalities who seem to be doing everything in their power to instigate enmity against Muslims in various parts of the world. By their practices, they seem to be trying to give the Muslims lessons in hatred and rancor.

    If there are some moderate and reasonable voices in the West and in places like India, they are being drowned out by the overwhelming clamor of extremism and anti-Islamic rhetoric. Admittedly, the same thing can be said for the Muslims as well. However, I must stress that the West is suffocating the moderate and temperate voices in the Muslim world who are on the correct Islamic methodology, the methodology that is the way of salvation for the Muslim nation.

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    What does Islam say about coexistence???

    It is a sad fact that the idea of coexistence is far removed from the conceptual reality of certain sectors of Muslim society. We do not even have to go so far as to discuss coexistence between Muslims and people of other faith – there is a lack of willingness for some groups of Muslims to coexist with other Muslim who happen follow a different school of jurisprudence, or are affiliated with a different group, or are from a different country… These divisions sometimes erupt into violence, causing us to ask: What has torn us apart like this?

    Too many people see the idea of coexistence as merely a strategy to resort to in times of weakness. This is not true at all. What we see if we observe the world is that coexistence really comes into full flower and sets its roots deep when there is strength. The societies which have the power to promote coexistence and peace are the same ones who have the power to instigate and successfully conduct a war. By contrast, those who are weak can neither conduct war nor bring about peace. It is, indeed, at times of weakness and instability that we find the noble idea of coexistence to be most imperiled.

    It shows strength to be able to accommodate disagreements and dissention, to be able to encompass various outlooks, social tendencies, and aspirations while not having any group’s vested interests spiral into discord or civil strife. Strength is not about imposing one particular view by force.

    Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The strong person is not the one who can wrestle another to the ground; the strong person is the one who can restrain himself when he is angry.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]

    When the Caliph `Umar b. al-Khattâb entered Jerusalem to receive the keys to the city, he was invited to pray inside the church, but he declined. He refused to do so, though he was in a position of strength and could do as he pleased. He refused, though he did not in any way disdain praying in the church. He said, showing great foresight and sensitivity: “I fear that if I pray inside, the Muslims of future times will wish to pray In the same spot and will cause discomfort for the church’s congregation.”

    `Umar, instead, prayed outside the church and spoke a guarantee to the Christians for their lives and security.

    Though Richard the Lionhearted had once killed 2,700 Muslim prisoners of war on a single occasion and hung their bodies around the walls of the city of Acre, breaking the agreement he had made with the Muslims, we see that Saladin, when he retook Jerusalem, guaranteed the lives of everyone, Jews and Christians alike, though he was more then capable of exacting revenge. He instead entered into the Treaty of Ramla with Richard on 2 September 1192, whereby the city would stay in Muslim hands but would remain open to Christian pilgrimages. This is one of the hallmarks of coexistence in medieval history.

    Muslim history, which is full of periods of strength and victory, is at the same time a testament to coexistence in action. It is a history of peace treaties, agreements, and covenants with others.

    Allah says: “O you who believe, uphold your covenants.” [Sûrah al-Mâ’idah: 1]

    Allah says: “Keep the covenants. Lo! The covenant will be asked about.” [Sûrah al-Isrâ’: 34]

    The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever kills a person who is under a covenant, that killer will not smell the scent of Paradise, though its scent can be detected for the distance of a journey of forty years.”

    We can witness that the Prophet (peace be upon him) saw a funeral procession pass by. He stood for it. When he was told that it was the funeral of a Jew, he replied: “Was he not a human soul?” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]

    Look at how Ibn Taymiyah addressed the King of Cyprus:
    It has reached me of the Cypriot King’s devoutness, his grace, his love of knowledge, and his studiousness. I have seen how Sheikh Abû al-`Abbâs al-Maqdisî has shown thanks to the King for his gentleness, kindness, and hospitality, and equally extended thanks to the priests and their peers.

    We are a people who love goodness for everyone, and it is our hope that Allah will to bring together for you all good in this world and the next.
    Ibn Taymiyah called upon him not only to free the Muslim prisoners of war that he had, but also the Tatars, Jews, and Christians, saying:
    We wish for all those who are with you who are Jews and Christians and who are under our legal protection, that you free them. We will not abandon any prisoner who is our citizen, whether he be Muslim or not. And likewise know that all the prisoners of war that we have who are Christians, they all know of our goodness to them and our mercy, which the Final Messenger had enjoined upon us.
    Sadly, some people who are overwhelmed with a sense of defeat, cannot see in the language of coexistence anything other than a justification for and acceptance of their defeat. Others look towards an idealistic notion of coexistence that has no practical expression. A true appreciation of coexistence can bring an end to this confusion.

    The success of coexistence depends upon the airing of rational voices willing to engage in fruitful dialogue, through which desired results can be achieved with ease. By contrast, the failure of coexistence is ensured when irrational and foolish voices take over, of people who care nothing but for the gratification of their own interests. Such people rely upon the discourse of strength and coercion in their understanding of the world and in their decision making. Such are people who see conflict as the key to dealing with others. They cannot look at things from the vantage point of our shared humanity, our universal values, and the common needs and interests that all people have.

    Warmongers never think except in the context of war. Their discourse comes inevitably to one sorrowful conclusion.

    The purpose of religion – contrary to what some people seem to think – is not to cause conflict between people, but rather to give a moral shape and harmonious order to human interaction and to ensure successful cooperation in developing our lives on this Earth.

    Allah says about humanity: “It is He Who hath produced you from the Earth and settled you therein” [Sûrah Hûd: 61]

    When Allah created Adam (peace be upon him) he created him to develop the Earth, to explore it and cultivate it.

    The angels at first objected to the creation of the human being, saying: “Do you place therein those who will cause strife and bloodshed, while we glorify You with praise and exalt You?” [Sûrah al-Baqarah: 30]

    The angels knew full well that Allah hates strife and bloodshed. Certainly, Allah did not create humanity and give us the scriptures so we could fight each other.

    The duty the Muslims have to spread the Message of Islam requires winning over people’s hearts and minds. They need to know about Islam as it really is. We as Muslims need to exercise patience and forbearance. We need to respond to abuse with goodness, as Allah has commanded us on a number of occasions in the Qur’ân.

    “The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel evil with what is better, then lo! he, between whom and you there had been enmity, will become like a bosom friend.” [Sûrah Fussilat: 34]

    This is how Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) won over the hearts of his enemies. He responded to their harshness and coarseness with kindness, until their hearts softened and they were receptive to hear the truth.

    Kind treatment, genuine concern and friendship, treating others well in word and in deed – these are the ways to bring an end to hatred and reconcile people. Allah says: “And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, none but persons of the greatest good fortune.” [Sûrah Fussilat: 35]

    Coexistence preserves human life. It opens the doors to dialogue. It is the atmosphere in which the Message of Islam prospers, where it can present itself with the reason, evidence, and logic that so enriches the Qur’ân.

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    Islam was ruined after the death of the Prophet(PBUH)

    This guy Buhari who came from Uzbekistan 160yrs after the death of the prophet wrote Hadees to satisfy the political, moral and sexual ambitions of his masters.

    Now my Muslim brothers will jump up and down trying to prove authencity of Hadees, its all rubbish.

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      RABID DOGS LIKE YOU CAN BARK, BUT THE CARAVAN KEEPS MOVING.

      TO THIS DAY NEXT TO THE QURAN THE MOST AUTHENTIC BOOK IS SAHIH AL BUKHARI

      Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Mughīrah ibn Bardizbah al-Ju‘fī al-Bukhārī (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن اسماعيل بن ابراهيم بن المغيرة بن بردزبه الجعفي البخاري‎‎; 19 July 810 – September 870), or Bukhārī (Persian: بخاری‎), commonly referred to as Imam al-Bukhari or Imam Bukhari, was a Persian[2][3][4] Sunni Islamic scholar who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most sahih (authentic) of all hadith compilations. He also wrote the books Al-Adab al-Mufrad [5]

      THE SUFI IMAM GHAZZALI (IHYA ULUM UD DEEN) RECANTED BEFORE HIS DEATH AND WHILE DYING HE HAD THE BOOK SAHIH AL BUKHARI ON HIS CHEST AND SAID THAT HE WAS DYING ON WHAT THAT BOOK CONTAINS.

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      Eye, Aunty Hades, make your facts straight. Unintelligibly, written is what your facts, does not spectacularly show of the bluebells.

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    Now a days The x need to divertpeople attention because of high cost of living and people otherwise start to protest against X for their mismanagement. Y try to influence X using UNHCR unless Z will rule the world one day. So People of sri lanka should think twice and act wisely without race religion cast unless if devided Y and Z will benefit and X too.

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      Trigonometry is what caused us to fail as a Nation. Let’s be united in Geometry. And influence the Arithmetic of Nation Building to be wise with the Physics of every Citizen.

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    Shiva is a cunning guy

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    We have to fellow Qur’an and way of prophet Sal live. these are the only example for a true Muslim how to live.

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    Ijma and Kiyas are derived from the Noble Quran and the authentic Sunnah.

    All these comments on Wahabi, Sufi and etc., are methods concocted by the International Community (enemies of Islam) to split and pit against each other. Muslims around the world are increasingly aware of this phenomena and returning to their original sources. As a result these isms will be a thing of the past. The goods news is most Sri Lankan Muslims have passed the stage of gullibility.

    Those who follow the true Message of Islam are known as MUSLIMS. Wahabi, Sufi, and some others are misnomers. In the Islamic history Wahabi, Sufi, and some others were mere Schools of Thought. All these Schools of Thought had only a perspective or an interpretation according to their understanding. Long after the Death of these Scholars; the followers created their own version with their political masters. Some of these groups have strayed away completely from the Core Values of Islam. While some others who identify themselves by any other than Muslim, will be representing these political entities and their leaders interest to control wealth and power. Some of these leaders will tie up with the Devil. Muslims have a specific purpose in Life on earth. Most of them know it and pursue to the best of their ability.

    Sectarian division is a product of so-called Moslems in partnership with the Zionist (Please Note although all Zionists are Jews, not all Jews are Zionists), who are trying to take control of economic resources on behalf of the so-called ‘International Community’ As a resident of the middle east, have met people of all walks of life and can assure that the information what some believe of Wahabi/Salafi is absolutely incorrect. Media paints its own picture on various Islamic Sects. So one may ask ‘what is these sects and why they are called Wahabi/Salafi/Shia/Sunni and others’. Well all these are at one time were Islamic Scholars of Different schools of thought. Muslims have a diverse choice. All these choices have restrictions to apply; as they have to comply with the Noble Quran and The Sunnah (way of the Prophet (PBUH) and beside there are so many factors should be taken into consideration when Islamic Edicts are applied. Interpretations vary with some taking extreme positions on issues, while the others take a moderate interpretation. For starters Islam does not promote sects/caste system. All these labels are man made to satisfy nationalistic ideals. Muslims in essence are one community with open borders. Insha’Allah; the day will come all communities will move around without borders. The evidence to this effect from Islamic source as below:-

    And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me. (The Noble Quran 22:52) But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each sect rejoicing in its tenets. (The Noble Quran 22:53) So leave them in their error till a time. (The Noble Quran 22:54)

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      And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of Allah, and do not separate. And remember Allah’s favour unto you: how ye were enemies and He made friendship between your hearts so that ye became as brothers by His grace; and (how) ye were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you from it. Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations unto you, that haply ye may be guided, (3:103)

      ALLAH HAS GIVEN US ISLAM AS OUR RELIGION AND NAMED US MUSLIMS.

      IT IS CLEAR THAT WE CANNOT BREAK INTO DIFFERENT JAMATHS, MADHABS ETC.

      SOURCES OF RELIGION- QURAN AND SUNNAH ACCORDING TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF PIOUS PREDECESSORS.

      SOURCES OF JURISPRUDENCE- QURAN, SUNNAH, IJMAH QIYAS.

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    My Dear Brothers-specially in Islam,
    This common journal site is not a debate site for your cheap arguments about Islam! I wonder how you all split among yourself in the name of holy religion! My humble request to you all, PLEASE DO NOT SHOW YOUR COLORS BY WRITING IN ISLAM AS YOU KNOW THE NOOK AND CORNER!
    The person who writes on your superficial knowledge about the natural religion of Islam, try to correct yourself first!

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      Commendable. So all remember it is from CT, so adhere to the principle not to post.

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      @knowledge, this site is a good platform for issues relevant to the topic discussed, it brings to light many wrong practices that are still rampant with majority of the people in Islam. I think no one is trying to show off, they’re only sharing their knowledge. Any arguments if supported with evidence makes reading interesting.

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      Knowledge, your concerns are valid, however a healthy discussion opens the hearts and minds to critical thinkingas long as they are within the confines of decency and moderation. The Muslims should unite as one Ummah leaving their petty differences and the final judgement to Allah in the day of reckoning.

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      ALL RELIGIONS HAVE SPLIT INTO SECTS. WE MUSLIMS ARE NOT USING THIS AS A DEBATING PLATFORM FOR US. BUT WHEN THOSE WHO ARE IGNORANT MAKE STATEMENTS, WE HAVE TO REFUTE WITH AUTHENTIC INFORMATION FROM THE QURAN AND SUNNAH.

      GAMINI,
      THE FACT THAT A WOMAN CHOOSES TO WEAR BURQA IS THAT SHE IS OBEYING ALLAH.THIS IS THE FIRST SIGN OF PIETY.
      IN ANY RELIGION, THE PIETY OF A PERSON CAN BE JUDGED FROM WHAT IS APPARENT. DOES THE DONNING OF A SAFFRON ROBE MAKE HIM A SAINT.
      WE CANNOT GO INTO A PERSON AND PASS JUDGEMENT.
      I DO NOT KNOW WHAT CONNECTION THERE IS IN DRESS AND DRUGS ETC.,
      WE ALL HAVE TO ADMIT THAT AMONGST ALL RELIGIONS THERE ARE CRIMINALS AND DRUG PEDDLERS.
      ONE CANNOT GENERALIZE AND BLAME A RELIGION FOR THE ACTS OF A FEW MISCREANTS.
      IN ISLAM WE ARE ALL ACCOUNTABLE TO ALLAH ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT, WHEN WE WILL BE REWARDED OR PUNISHED.NO ONE WILL HAVE TO CARRY THE OTHERS SIN.

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    Quote : Blake -Under the subheading “Wahhabi Influence Growing” the ambassador wrote; “Participants noted that Islam in Sri Lanka has traditionally been both moderate and peaceful. Lately, however, they observe a growing Wahhabi presence, based mostly in the town of Kattankudy in Eastern Province. Fortunately, they said, there are not yet any ‘jihadi’ groups present in Sri Lanka. Muslim leaders have made a point of teaching youth to ‘shun this path.’

    Muslims wanted Jihadi groups in SL and no wonder the BBS has got alarmed.

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      It is unlike the likes of the likelihood of the agendas of BBS which overtly expose the order of their sinister lodging to expunge the Lankan nonage, by vilifying their peaceful subsistence on false abuses.

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    My dear brothers, what the Muslim women or any other women or for that matter any other persons wearing is their choice and freedom. We do not have any right to tell them what to wear.

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    Extremist group according to US intelligent report
    Sri Lanka Jamthi Islam, Thauhid Jamath, Thableeq Jamath, and Jamathi Muslim.
    When I first see the US intelligent document, I had a very good laugh. So, this is what CIA is capable of now. Can these so called extreme intelligent source can give us one single incident of extremism they had committed other than critising US invasion on lies such as WMD for oil and minerals and Israel occupation and terrorism in Palestine. I challenge so called CIA, if you can bring us evidence.

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    Bodu Bala sena, A Buddhist organization that call for extremist Buddhist practices in sri lanka are given a media statement that they are not opposing traditional Muslims. Surprisingly, some report which says that transmitted from US embassy says as follows, “(C/NF) Source reported there are four primary Muslim groups based in Colombo: Sri Lanka Jamthi Islam, Thauhid Jamath, Thableeq Jamath, and Jamathi Muslim.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.
    When I see these I really had a good laugh, as I know where it is come from and why such are published. This is nothing but the formal US strategy where they can’t accomplish their mission. In sri lanka their objective is to take army forces for their invasions and inert the Muslims against without making any voice.
    On a report prepared by Cheryl Benard who is a think tank work for Smith Richardson Foundation ,National Security Research Division for American intelligence was favoring the sufi Islam against any other form due to its inert nature. We must know the fact that H. Smith Richardson Foundation, one of the major backers of Brzezinski and Huntington’s drive for war. also they spread lies through the AFF, a so-called deprogramming cult made up professional kidnappers and mind control specialists, like Robert J. Lifton, Margaret Singer, and the late L. Jolyon West, all of whom were veterans of the CIA’s notorious brainwashing program known as MK-ULTRA. Or, they rely on the ADL, an organization linked to organized crime, that has been caught illegally spying on American citizens, and is one of the chief apologists for the zionist atrocities of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the utopian lunatics in the Israeli Defense Forces.

    In the report Cheryl Benard had mentioned that “encouraging the popularity and acceptance of Sufism.” Is one of the strategies to bring down the Muslim voice and opposition against the US strategy. So its clear that these are technique to suppress Muslim opposition such as the film they made against prophet, Iraq invasion and many atrocities around the world.
    Also it should be noted that , leaked US State Department cables revealed that in December 2009, US Assistant Secretary of State, Robert O. Blake, in a meeting with Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Defense Secretary, raised the possibility of Sri Lanka contributing to the US-led coalition operations in Afghanistan. But Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had rejected this call and US is need of help the war it cannot complete.
    We know the fact that US started wage war against Iraq under the pre text of weapon of mass destruction and to date nothing such as found mean time invasion of Afghanistan under pretext of hunting one man osama binladen and the doubt that US citizens having on the destruction of world trade center as inside job are known to many. Israeli oppression in Palestine and its effort to caste Muslims that oppose their illegal occupation as most evil people is an open secret. With this context labeling sri Lankan Muslims and their organization that have no any kind of terrorist activity and giving reports without any single evidence of any sort of terrorism in sri lanka is really laughable. Also US in a position label any group in their favor as rebels and if they don’t cater their objective as terrorist or extremist. Will these lies will have an impact on sri lanka?

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    Can Kamar Seyed explain why Muslim owned Fashionshops esp.for women like Fashion Bug and No Limit advertise and sell fashionable clothing for women including mini skirts and low-cut blouses. Shouldn’t they be promoting Burqas and Hejabs only?

    Isn’t it a fact that Muslim women in Europe, esp. the Iranians in France are the best dressed women in Europe and trend setters though not in vulgar fashions like the ‘Buriyanis’ of London displaying the naval even with ugly portruding bellies.
    Primitive man and woman walked about naked. If somebody decides to go naked in public or wearing span clothes as our Goviyas working in mud or workers in gem pits do; or as some go naked on our Passekudah beach as someone wrote recently, should one accept it under Seyed’s logic of asking why others should bother about what Muslim women wore.

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    What ever the religion may be Muslims has one desire and one Aim and strategy is also set and that is to hold the power of Sri Lanka one day soon and convert it to a Muslims Country. They have set the pace and plans to achieve it. Ordinary Muslims may see the situation here as nothing but a extremists Buddhist acting against their religion but the absolute truth is Muslim Political Leadership is on the run to capture the political power of this country ASAP. They now have a bushiness mafia that control a huge segment of our economy and other radical and extremist Politicians like Rishad Bathiudeen infiltrated into the government who has given the responsibility of encroaching every bit of land they could all over Sri Lanka. The Muslim politicians are given huge financial support from Capitalist Arab countries like Saudi Arabia. The un-proportionate and extra ordinary growth of Muslim population in our county is another vital segment in their strategy which is important during the period of election to impose their will on the governments what ever may come into power. During the conflict with Tamil Terrorists Muslim extremists and opportunists grab the opportunity to silently execute their plan thus covertly doing all what is possible to evict Tamil and Sinhala People in the East. When one open their eyes and see this is what has happened to South East Asian countries be it Indonesia, Malaysia and else where. What is now happening to Myanmar(Burma) is a classic place to study the Muslim encroachment. If we don’t do what we are supposed to do Sri Lanka will be another radical and extremist Muslim County in the region. I wonder how India and RAW may feel about it! of course USA would love to see it happen for the time being!

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    It is said,a little learning is a dangerous thing.

    I have noted the free use of the term Wahabism in some of the comments to this article. I would like to contribute a miniscule bit of my knowledge on the subject.

    The West has coined the term Wahabism along with Islamist and Islamo-fascist. This is what they do very well. Label people first, use it often and then the rest of the world blindly follows applying it to everything and anything.

    The term Wahabi was initially applied to some Saudis who followed the teachings of Abdul Wahab, who lived in the Arabia peninsula in the early 1700’s. He professed a conservative approach to Islamic fundamentals whereby anything that could not be directly linked to Quranic verses or recorded statements made by the Prophet of Islam – Muhammad, was to be ignored and destroyed. The principle he preached was very simple. Today the Saudi state follows his teachings.

    Unfortunately his teachings over the last 300 years have evolved into a protracted campaign within Saudi Arabia and without to remove any and all evidence and practices that are considered to be non-original.
    Many structures that the local population in Mecca and Medina maintained out of devotion and piety have been totally removed because to the Wahabis they represented deviations from the prescribed faith. People, things and structures are part of symbolism and idol worship, which is not allowed in Islam. That is why a Mosque has very little decor if any. This is not stopped the Saudis from building grandiose
    structures and naming them after Kings – Like they gave up their own money!

    Obviously those who studied in Saudi universities have now returned their countries and are trying to re-educate their people about the ‘right’ way. Christianity has gone through these stages, Islam is, and perhaps Buddhism and Hinduism will too. It is all part of the learning process.

    It is when teaching becomes compulsory and change is deemed inevitable, there is going to be push-back. Not every woman wants to wear Hijab and not every Muslim prays 5 times a day. However, that is their personal choice. Not for a Wahabi or Bhikkhu to be offering their two cents about!

    Rohan Gunaratne who have never ceased to see terrorists under every tree has floated the theory that has gained some distribution that Taliban are now in Eastern Sri Lanka. A Talib (Student) is someone studying Islamic theology. To that extent the term is valid because I am sure there are 1000’s of Talibs all over Sri Lanka. Are they training to go fight in Kashmir? Bull Shit!

    Prof Gunaratne will sell his books and earn lecture fees by the pocketful whilst we keep chasing Taliban. Us fools should know better than to quote people like him.

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