Thursday, July 02, 2015
   
Text Size

Follow SLMuslims on


 

Latest News

  • බොදු බල සේනාව නයා ලකුණින් මැතිවරණයට
    භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේ මැතිවරණයකට තරඟ නොකළ යුතුය යන ස්ථාවරය තුළ සිටියත් බොහෝ දෙනාගේ ඉල්ලීම මත එය නැවත සලකා බලමින් සිටින බව බොදු බල සේනාවේ මහ ලේකම් ගලගොඩ අත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමි පවසති. උන් වහන්සේ ඒ බව කියා සිටියේ නයා ලකුණින් මැතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වීම සඳහා බොදු ජන පෙරමුණ නමින් පිහිටුවා ගත් නව දේශපාලන පක්ෂය ගැන බීබීසීයට පැහැදිලි කරමින්. සිංහල...
    Read More...
  • No plans to come back into power: CBK
    Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga today said she had no intentions to come back into power or grab power.

    Read More...
  • BBS to contest election as BJP under Cobra symbol?
    2015-06-29 13:37:13
    The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) would contest the upcoming general elections under the name Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), BJP Leader and BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said today. He said the BBS would remain as it is but for upcoming elections it would affiliate itself with the Eksath Maha Sabha Pakshaya (EMSP) which is a registered political party. The EMSP would in future be called the Bodu Jana Peramuna or the BJP with a new symbol and new officials. The Thera told the Daily Mirror that new officials have been appointed to the BJP and was waiting the Elections Commissioner’s approval for its Cobra symbol. “We have requested the Elections Commissioner to reserve the Cobra symbol for our newly formed party and looking forward to his approval,” he said. He said the Elections Commissioner had...
    Read More...
  • ජනපති අගමැති ඉෆ්තාර් උත්සවයට එක්වෙති
    2015 ජූනි මස 29 20:45:21 | . , රංජන් කස්තුරි, ඡායාරූප - ගයාන් අමරසේකර   ඉස්ලාම් භක්තිකයන්ගේ දිවි පැවැත්ම යහපත් කරගැනීමට රාමසාන් උපවාසයෙන් මහත් පිටිවහලක් වන බව ජනපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා අද අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී ඉෆ්තාර් උත්සවය වෙනුවෙන් මුස්ලිම් බැතිමතුන් වෙනුවෙන් අගමැතිවරයා සංවිධානය කළ උත්සවයකට එක්වෙමින් පැවසීය. අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ,...
    Read More...
  • Let us make use of the Holy Month of Ramadhaan in the Best Manner
    Published on 18.06.2015 Hijiri date 29.08.1436 Allahu Ta’ala has elevated the month of Ramadhaan by revealing the holy Quran in this month. This is a month of of Dua and patience. As Muslims we should be eager to do our Ibaadath with anxiety and calmness under the guidance of the Ulama. We should make much more Dua for our needs and the welfare of the Ummah, especially for the unity and coexistence in the country. The following are some important guidelines to be followed during the month of Ramadhaan: Avoiding the wastage of time, by giving lot of attention to Ibaadath and by indulging in the night worships. Al Quran was revealed in this holy month, and therefore, it should be recited as much as possible, making efforts to understand and practice it in life. In the subjects of differences in opinion, follow the guidelines given...
    Read More...
  • Virtues of Fasting as Mentioned in the Qur'an and Sunnah
    The Reward for Fasting is Immense "Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving ten times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said,'Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.' For the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk." (Al-Bukhari) Also, Sahl ibn Sa'ad reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: "Indeed there is a gate of Paradise called ar-Rayyan. On the day of Resurrection those who fast will enter through it; no one enters it except for them, and when they have entered, it is closed so that no one enters it, so...
    Read More...
  • First anniversary of senseless carnage on Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town Muslims Election of President Maithripala Sirisena averted an Aluthgama type attack on Muslims to mark the anniversary of 1915-Sinhala Muslim riots?
        By Latheef Farook Today, Monday June 15, marks the first anniversary of the unwanted and senseless racist pogrom on innocent and helpless Muslims at Aluthgama, Dharga Town and Beruwala which ended up in the political funeral of the Rajapaksa brothers who were accused of being behind these calculated atrocities. Killing of Muslims, looting of their belongings and the destruction of their properties were meticulously planned and executed to military precision in all these three places. However, the island’s mainstream media, increasingly under Sinhala racist influence and the anti Muslim Israeli lobby, observed a news blackout and tried to cover up the shameful carnage. The local media only woke up to the reality after seeing the wide coverage to the mayhem in the international media. Realizing the adverse publicity and the growing...
    Read More...
  • Ramadan to begin on Friday as new moon not sighted
    Since the new moon was not sighted in any part of the country today, the Colombo Grand Mosque has decided that Ramazan fast will commence from Friday (June 19). The holy month of Ramadan was expected to begin on Thursday (18) for Muslims in Sri Lanka. Muslims all over the world will observe a month of fasting and prayers during Ramadan to commemorate the time when the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed on the night of “Laylat Al Qadr”. Fasting during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is considered to be one of the Five Pillars of Islam.   http://www.adaderana.lk/news/31295/ramadan-to-begin-on-friday-as-new-moon-not-sighted     Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
    Read More...
  • Ramazan fasting on Friday
    The Ramazan fasting will start from Friday 19th June since the new moon was not cited today, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced.   http://www.dailymirror.lk/76673/ramazan-fasting-on-friday
    Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
    Read More...
  • A Letter to the UN on the Rohingya Muslims in Burma
    22.05.2015 Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein,
    United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights,
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),
    Palais des Nations,
    CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland.   Your Excellency, We, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the supreme body of the Islamic theologians in Sri Lanka, established in 1924, are very much concerned about the problems faced by the Rohingya Muslims in Burma. It is very much disturbing and pathetic to notice that these Rohinya Muslims have been treated in a very inhuman manner by the Burmese Government officials and the Buddhist Extremists in that country. These innocent people who have been subject to annihilation by...
    Read More...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Morsi camp claims Egypt presidency win

World News

User Rating: / 18
PoorBest 

Brotherhood claims victory based on unofficial tallies, but SCAF decree limiting presidential powers overshadows count.

The Muslim Brotherhood has declared their candidate, Mohammed Morsi, the winner of Egypt's presidential runoff, and unofficial vote tallies show him leading the race by more than one million votes.

The group held a press conference early on Monday morning to announce Morsi's victory. With 12,793 of the country's roughly 13,000 polling stations reporting, Morsi had 12.7 million votes, while his opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, had 11.84 million, the group said.

His staff and supporters broke into chants of "down with military rule" after the results were announced.

Morsi himself also spoke. He addressed the families of the martyrs killed during the revolution, and promised to restore their rights in a "state of laws".

He also reached out to Egypt's Coptic Christians, promising that everyone would be part of "his family". He also said he was not looking for "revenge", and promised to work for all Egyptians.

"Thank God, who guided the people of Egypt to this right path, the path of freedom and democracy," he said, vowing to work for a "civil, democratic, constitutional and modern state".

The Brotherhood's numbers matched with other unofficial tallies from local and international media. Shortly after 3am local time [00:00 GMT], Al Jazeera's tally had Morsi leading with 7,896,440 votes (52 per cent), and Shafiq trailing with 7,152,894.

El-Shorouk, an independent Egyptian daily, had Morsi with 6,820,944 votes, and Shafiq with 5,490,158, a margin of 55 per cent for Morsi.

All of the results released on Sunday night are unofficial and a final tally will not come out until later this week.

Representatives from Shafiq's campaign told several local media outlets that they would not accept the Brotherhood's tally, and would wait for final results.

In a statement, Shafiq, the final prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, also accused the Brotherhood of fraud.

"The Muslim Brotherhood supporters offered large sums of money and food supplies to bribe voters into voting for MB's candidate Mohammed Morsi," the statement said. "They used intimidation, threats and violence against supporters of candidate Ahmed Shafiq."

Turnout was lower than during the first round of voting in May, according to Hatem Bagato, the secretary-general of the presidential election commission, who held a press conference in Cairo on Sunday. About  46 per cent of Egypt's 51 million eligible voters cast their ballots during the first round.

SCAF issues its constitutional annex

The new president will take office amid great political uncertainty.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Egypt's military rulers, added to the confusion on Sunday night, when they released their long-awaited "constitutional annex", a decree outlining the powers of the new president.

Those powers are quite limited: He may declare war, for example, only after seeking SCAF's approval. The decree also reminds the president that he can call on the military to quell "unrest" inside the country.

SCAF dissolved parliament last week following a ruling by the supreme court, which found the legislature unconstitutional. The court ruled that provisions of the electoral law - which allowed political parties to compete for seats reserved for independent candidates - violated the constitution.

With the legislature gone, the generals reasserted control over the legislative process, and over the country's budget.

"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces shall exercise the powers referred to under the first clause of article 56 [the article on legislative power]... until the election of a new People's Assembly," the decree states.

The decree issued on Sunday promises fresh legislative elections, but not until a new constitution has been drafted. Before it was dissolved, the parliament appointed a 100-member assembly to draft that constitution; it will be allowed to continue its work, though if it runs into "obstacles", SCAF will appoint a replacement.

The Muslim Brotherhood was quick to condemn the decree, calling it "null and unconstitutional" in a brief statement on Twitter. Asked about the decree during the group's press conference, Ahmed Abdel-Atti, Morsi's campaign co-ordinator, said he expected "popular action" against it in the near future.

Source: Al Jazeera

 

Login Form