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Mosque Tour in Colombo

An ‘Open Mosque Day’ will be held on Sunday, 10th September from 9.00 am-12.00 noon at Akbar Mosque, Kew Road, Slave Island. The program is open to the general public free of charge and will feature a tour of the over century-old historical Masjidul Akbar Mosque, which is an important landmark in Colombo, as well as a calligraphy corner and …

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CIS initiates ‘Back to School’ Outreach Project

The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS) recently launched its ‘Back to school’ project by gifting over 400 primary school children with school packs. The initiative is part of CIS’ outreach program to reach out to deserving communities irrespective of race or religion. The schools that benefited from the first phase of the project were Mahagama Kanishtha Vidyalaya in Kalutara District …

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Sri Lanka’s First Ever Public Open Mosque Day Held

The Visit My Mosque Program, a unique interfaith initiative involving opening up mosques for visitors of other faiths was held at Akbar Mosque in Colombo on 26th of March, 2017. The public ‘Open Mosque Day’ was the first of its kind and was an immense success with nearly 100 visitors participating to learn about Islam and the role of mosques. Visitors were also offered …

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CIS conducts Mosque Tour for US Congress Chaplain

The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS) conducted a mosque tour at the beautiful Red Mosque in Pettah for Reverend Pat Conray, the Chaplain of the US House of Representatives and spouses of visiting US Congressmen. The program was conducted by Asiff Hussein, Vice President-Outreach, CIS and Mohamed Jaleel, Head of CIS Youth. Hussein said it was a pleasure to do …

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CIS Poster Exhibition ‘Let’s Understand Muslims’ a Great Success

The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS) held a grand poster exhibition themed ‘Let’s Understand Muslims’ at the Colombo Public Library on the 5th & 6th of February 2017 to mark International Interfaith Week. Asiff Hussein, Vice President CIS outreach said that the event was a great success. “We sought to highlight the immense contribution Muslims have made to Sri Lanka …

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