Community Portal of Sri Lanka Muslims (SLMUSLIMS)
Hatton National Bank PLC became the newest entrant to the growing domestic market of Islamic banking with the launch early last week of the bank’s dedicated and branded Islamic Banking Unit – HNB – Al Najah. The unit will operate under the overall ambit of HNB and will offer a broad spectrum of Shariah compliant products and services to its entire clientele.
The primary purpose of this short review of Dr Ameer Ali’s subjective article (titled POINT OF VIEW: An aggressive brand of state religion vs. others) in Lakbima News paper (20/05/12) - which was also republished here - is to clarify some misperceptions about basic teaching of Islam. It is unfortunate today that many Muslim and Non-Muslim academics with their western educational training write about Islam and Muslim communities subjectively without proper Islamic educational background and trainings. These so called academics in Muslim names have learned about Islamic teachings and doctrines through the writings of western anti-Islamic scholarship. Consequently, these people’s writings and mentality reflect bias western prejudice against pure Islamic teachings and spiritual development of Muslim community. These people see Islam and its teaching through mere materialistic and secularist perception and consequently Islamic revivalism and activism is seen as a threat for their materialistic philosophy of life.
Many non-Muslims like knowing they are not investing in alcohol, tobacco or porn. More than 100000 South Africans make use of the shariah-compliant banking products of local banks.
Eric Enslin, head of client engagement at FNB Wealth, said the shariah customer base is not exclusively Muslim.
Enslin said shariah banking is consistent with the principles of Islamic rulings and their practical application through the development of Islamic economics. Shariah prohibits the payment or acceptance of interest charges (riba) for the lending and accepting of money, as well as trade and other activities that provide goods or services considered contrary to its principles.
Riyadh: by MD Rasooldeen (8 July 2012)
The Sri Lankan Embassy has rejected reports in Colombo claiming yesterday a Sri Lankan domestic worker has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for worshipping a statue of the Buddha.
According to the Bodu Bala Senaa, a Buddhist organization based in Colombo, it was alleged the youth, identified as Premanath Pereralage Thungasiri, was arrested by Ummul Hamam police for worshiping the statue inside his home. It was alleged in the report Saudi authorities were planning to execute him.
Further to the statement released to the general public by the ACJU on 2Lst of February 20L3 wherein an appeal was made to the manufacturers who had already obtained a Halaal Certificate, to confine the Halaal certified products to the Muslim community only, has decided to share the following decision of the ACJU also with general public.
While reiterating the original stand, that the ACJU introduced the mechanism of Halaal Certification only with the intention of facilitating the availability of Halal foods to Muslim , on a service oriented basis without any commercial motive the ACJU wishers to place in the public domain the entire turnover generated out of the certification process of the year ended 31st March 2Ot2 was Rs. Seventeen Million nine hundred and two thousand, eight hundred and seven and cents fifty (Rs.17,902,807.50) based on certifying 150 lnstitutions registered at that time and other related services leaving a profit of Rs. Two million six hundred sixty nine thousand, four hundred and twenty and cents eighty only (Rs.2,669,420.80), which has been periodically re, invested to upgrade the process to international standards.
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