කුඩු සටනට මුස්ලිම් පල්ලි 176 ක් එක් වෙයි.2015 අපේ්රල් මස 09 11:47:35 | . , කමනි අල්විස් ඩ්රක්ස් හරාම් (කුඩු එපා) යනුවෙන් උද්ඝෝෂණයක් සිකුරාදා (10) සවස කොළඹ කොටුව දුම්රිය ස්ථානය ඉදිරියේදි පවත්වන බව අන්තරාදායක ඖෂධ පාලක මණ්ඩලයේ සභාපති වෛද්ය නිලන්ත සමරසිංහ මහතා පැවසිය. බස්නාහිර පළාතේ මුස්ලිම් පල්ලි එකසිය හැත්තපහකට යාච්ඤා සඳහා රැස්වෙන මුස්ලිම්වරුන්ට ...
10 Tips to Earn Allah’s [swt] Tawfeeq10 Tips to Earn Allah’s [swt] Tawfeeq We can make intentions, we can make plans, we can make duas, but we also need to have Allah’s “tawfeeq”: the key ingredient without which we cannot achieve anything in this life. As Prophet Shu’aib [alyhis] told his people:Read More...
“And my [tawfeeq] success is not but through Allah. Upon him I have relied, and to Him I return” [Qur’an: Chapter 11, Verse 88] . What is tawfeeq? Tawfeeq is the special acceptance and blessing of Allah with which He enables us to achieve our aims. It is His special help for the true believers who truly want to do something only for His pleasure. Contrary to the traditional way of thinking, Allah’s tawfeeq is not ...
යුක්තිය,සහ සාධාරණත්වයේ සේයාවක් - රවිරාජ් දියණිය31 මාර්තු 2015 අවසාන වරට යාවත්කාලීන කළේ 17:11 GMT ද්රවිඩ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්රී නඩරාජා රවිරාජ් ගේ ඝාතනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් නාවික හමුදා සාමාජිකයින් තිදෙනෙකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇත. අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ නිලධාරීන් විසින් ඔවුන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇති බවයි පොලිස් මාධ්ය ප්රකාශක සහකාර පොලිස් අධිකාරී රුවන් ගුණසේකර ප්රකාශ...Read More...
Gnanasara Thero summoned to religious police unitThe General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was summoned today by the special police unit to investigate religious disputes, established under the Buddha Sasana Ministry. The Buddhist monk had been notified to appear before the unit to a give statement in connection with a complaint filed by a religious organization against certain remarks he had made, at a press conference on March 19. Earlier today, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero visited the police unit to give a statement regarding the remarks, the BBS organisation said. http://www.adaderana.lk/news/30334/gnanasara-thero-summoned-to-religious-police-unit-
ලලිත් වීරතුංගගෙන් සීඅයිඩිය ප්රශ්න කරයිමහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ලේකම් ලලිත් වීරතුංග මහතා රහස් පොලිසියට පැමිණ පැය තුනක ප්රකාශයක් දුන් බව පොලිස් මාධ්ය ප්රකාශක රුවන් ගුණසේකර මහතා කියයි. ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේ අතුරුදන්වූ බව කියන වාහන සම්බන්ධයෙන් රහස් පොලිසියේ දැනුම්දීමක් අනුව ඔහු එහි පැමිණියේය. http://www.lankadeepa.lk/index.php/top_story/306647Read More...
Gnanasara Thera questioned by policeBodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was yesterday questioned by the Buddha Sasana Ministry’s special police unit set up to investigate religious disputes. The Thera said he was asked to report to the special police unit last evening and give a statement on the remarks he had made at a news conference held on February 19 at the BBS Head Office in Kirulapana. “This is a move to tarnish my image and that of our organisation by some religious extremists,” he told Daily Mirror. However, special unit OIC M.P.D.I. Kulasekara said the questioning was a result of a complaint filed by five Muslims who had been disturbed and worried by the remarks made by the Thera. The remarks were posted on the BBS website. The OIC said the men had initially filed a complaint against the Thera at the Kirulapana Police Station...Read More...
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ආගමික නිදහස අතින් ලංකාවේ ප්රගතිය වැදගත් - ඇමෙරිකාව කියයිශ්රී ලංකාව පසුගිය ජනපතිවරණයෙන් පසුව ආගමික නිදහස සම්බන්ධයෙන් සැලකිය යුතු ප්රගතියක් අත්කරගෙන ඇති බව ඇමෙරිකාව පවසයි. පසුගියදා මෙරට සංචාරයක නිරත වූ ඇමෙරිකානු ජාත්යන්තර ආගමික නිදහස පිළිබඳ කොමිසමේ කොමසාරිස් එරික් පී. ශ්වෝර්ට්ස් මහතා මාධ්ය වෙත මේ බව ප්රකාශ කර ඇත. තම සංචාරයේදී මෙරට අමාත්යවරුන් සමග සිදුකළ සාකච්ඡාවලදී...Read More...
By Sister Shahnaaz Bemath
Thinking positive can work miracles. You may have been told to “guard your thoughts”, but felt the advice to be pointless. After all, your thoughts are private. How can they possibly affect someone else? The fact is, thoughts do seem to boomerang in some mysterious ways. Science has not found a way to measure them as they have invisible sound waves. In order to understand how positive thinking works, and how to use it efficiently, it is important to understand the power of negative thinking.
“Negative thoughts and tensions are like birds. We cannot stop them from flying near us but, we can certainly stop them from making a nest in our mind.”
After abandoning his far-right party to embrace Islam, a former colleague of Dutch politician Geert Wilders has visited the holy lands in Saudi Arabia to perform his first `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in his life.
“If any person told me that I will visit the land of the two holy shrines, I would have told him that he must be insane,” Arnoud Van Doorn told Al-Madinah newspaper.
“Finding Islam is a dream came true,” a tearful Doorn added.
Doorn, a member of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV) has embraced Islam earlier this year after an extensive study into the religion.
He was among party leaders who helped produce an offensive film titled Fitna that linked Islam and the Qur’an to violence.
This write-up appeared in LANKADEEPA local news paper on 19th December 2012.
Vol - XLVII No. 22, June 02, 2012 | Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri
Nirmal Ranjith Dewarsiri is with the department of history, University of Colombo.
The recent attack led by Buddhist monks on the Khairya Jumma mosque located in the so-called “sacred zone” of the Dambulla rock temple in the central province is important even though it did not develop into a larger scale clash between the Buddhist and Muslim communities of Sri Lanka. The Dambulla Khairya Jummah mosque had been in existence for over 60 years and the mosque trustees have legal documents regarding its construction. On Friday the 20th of April 2012 a tense situation arose as regular Friday prayer at the mosque was prevented by a gang led by Buddhist monks who claimed that it was an illegal construction built on sacred Buddhist ground.
Many view this incident as an isolated event led by a group of extremists; an event which was easily quelled as it did not represent the sentiments of the majority Buddhist populace. Although this may be true, this line of thinking conceals some of the realities of the inter-religious relations in Sri Lanka within which the Dambulla incident could be located. In this short piece, I attempt to highlight existing problems in the religious setting in the Sinhala-Buddhist south of Sri Lanka giving special attention to the Dambulla incident.
Qadijah Irshad (Colombo Courier) / 11 May 2012
Almost three weeks after the vandalisation of a mosque in the Dambulla district by a 2,000 odd mob led by some Buddhist clergy, a Buddhist organisation called the Buddhist Protection Foundation held a protest march and a campaign on Monday in Kalutara demanding the removal of the in Dambulla.
Addressing media, the Executive Director of the Foundation Priest Puliyadde Sudhamma Thero said that the protest was just “a beginning of a series of protests against the Muslim mosque in Dambulla.”
A common question among many who possess a little knowledge of Islam is, why no non-Muslims allowed in Makka and Madina, two most sacred cities of Islam. The instant answer, that goes usually is, what business do they have in these cities? Picnic? Leisure? Official? Religious visit? Absolutely no need exists for a non-Muslim to travel to these cities. In the first place, they have never been tourist attractions, neither for Muslims nor for others. And for that matter, Muslims never travel there for the purpose of merry-making. They are meant for pure and focused worship of Allah alone.
by Usthad Rasheed Hajjul Akbar
Holy lands are indeed sacred and they exist on this earth as sites that are respected and that should be respected, not only by the people who believe in the particular faith but by every one in the civilized world. As people who live by Islamic faith, we have sensitivity over this delicate subject because Islam too has its own proclaimed sacred places. These places belong to every Muslim in world and it is their refutable obligation safeguarding and cherishing those places. The countries that have those sacred places within their geographical areas cannot proscribe Muslims coming to their countries for just about any reason.
Terror war: The thunder, blunder and the plunder
By Ameen Izzadeen
Sri Lanka's road to peaceful co-existence
The intent to demolish Dambulla mosque tears at wounds of ethnic violence which are in the process of healing
By Tariq A. Al Maeena
Following a protracted and violent civil war that lasted for more than 26 years costing thousands of lives and destruction of property, it would have been natural to assume that Sri Lanka would set itself on the path of healing through national reconciliation with all its peoples; Buddhists, Tamils and Muslims.
Yet, within many Tamils there exists a widespread belief that the Sri Lankan government is trying to wipe out their Tamil culture and religious identity by constructing Buddhist temples in Tamil areas. Now many of another ethnic minority feel recent moves have taken another dimension.
He also added that "If the places of religious worship of the minorities are being attacked while the police and army are idly watching, it implies that they are
Asad Sally, chairman of the Islamic Solidarity Front (ISF) and former deputy mayor of Colombo, stated that "it is misleading to say that the mosque was in existence for two years as it has been there for more than 65 years. We have all the documents to prove that it is a legally constructed mosque under the Waqf Act. Therefore the statement by the prime minister claiming that the unauthorised construction of the mosque has been stopped is totally false. The land on which the mosque was located was bought by a Muslim lady in Jaffna from Englishmen. This mosque has existed since then.
"Later the adjacent land too had been bought by mosque authorities in 1995. This statement by the prime minister is misleading the Buddhists in the country. The prime minister should not make such irresponsible statements as the Waqf Board comes under him and he is contradicting his own statement. Besides statements like Muslims will not have a place to urinate are not only irresponsible but very dangerous too."
Though the leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremasinghe is yet to make a public statement on the tense situation, his deputy Sajith Premadasa described the prime minister's order as "law of the jungle and nothing to do with Buddhism". Sajith wondered "how could we develop the country when the prime minister's
Some public figures deplored the political pandering of the prime minister to a few Buddhist thugs, stating that in any civilised society one would expect unruly elements who vandalise places of worship to be arrested and brought to justice. Instead they have been rewarded in violation of all principles of human decency.
Courtesy: Gulf News
Riza Yehiya (Courtesy: GroundViews.Org)
The storming of the Dambulla Mosque on Friday the 20th April and chasing away of the Muslim worshippers attending Friday prayers by a mob led by Buddhist priests is epoch making in modern Sri Lankan history. The majority of the people of all communities are shocked and incensed by the way Buddhist priests lead this violent and destructive mob against the Dambulla Mosque.
By Hameed Abdul Karim
According to Western public discourse there are two types of Muslim. One is a ‘fundamentalist’ the other is a ‘moderate’ Muslim. The former is one who wants to be independent from Western hegemony and the latter is one who cozies up to the Western agenda, wittingly or unwittingly. But now there is a new kid on the block. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Rand Corporation Muslim. ‘Who the heck is he’, you might ask and quite rightly so. Well, for starters he or she is a Muslim or, more appropriately, one who wears the ‘Muslim’ name tag and one who is trained and financed by America’s Rand Corporation to dilute Islam to a point where its adherents will no longer be a stumbling block to the empire’s plans for total world hegemony. And Manzoor Ahamed, writing under the title ‘China, Pakistan and the Iranian Bomb’ (Ceylon Today’ Sat. 24 March, 2012) fits the description of a ‘Rand Muslim’ like a glove going by his vilification of Pakistan’s much maligned nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan who gave his country its ‘Islamic bomb’.