eNews

Concern Regarding Health Ministry Circular Against Islamic Religious Practice

Health Ministry Circular Against Female Circumcision Condemned We are deeply concerned with a recent Health Ministry circular prohibiting medical practitioners from carrying out female circumcision. The circular issued by Dr.Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services states that any involvement in the procedure, be it conducting the procedure or encouraging it, is considered highly unethical and that all medical professionals …

Read More »

CIS Condemns US Move to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

CIS Condemns US Move to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS) in a letter sent to The Ambassador of the United States of America in Sri Lanka, Atul Keshup, strongly condemned the US Decision to Recognise Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, stating that it would invite severe repercussions from the rest of the world. …

Read More »

First Mosque Tour in Kandy at Meera Makam Mosque

The First Ever Open Mosque Day in Kandy took place on 20th September at the historic Meera Makam mosque. The event, organised by the Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS) in association with the trustees of Meera Makam mosque was an immense success with over 300 persons of other faiths participating. Asiff Hussein, Vice President, Outreach, CIS said that the Open Mosque event, the …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Mosque Tours for Students Commences at Wekanda Jumma

The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS) in collaboration with historic Wekanda Jumma Mosque recently conducted a mosque tour for the students of Lyceum International School. The program was conducted by Asiff Hussein, Vice President-Outreach, CIS and Tuan Farook Latiff, a one-time Trustee of the mosque whose family has traditionally served as the katheebs (chaplains) of the mosque in Slave Island …

Read More »

Muhammad Ali: The Face of ‘Real Islam’

At a time when Muslims in the US are facing scorn and bigotry, the boxing legend is remembered as the face of Islam. At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his home town say. Hundreds of people …

Read More »

Reform Blasphemy Laws Pakistan Told

The Head of Outreach of a pioneering Sri Lankan Islamic organization called on the Government of Pakistan to reform its controversial blasphemy law that mandates the death penalty for those convicted of blasphemy. The call comes in the wake of the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri who was convicted of killing Governor Salman Taseer and subsequent protests and sit-ins by extremist …

Read More »

‘Visit my mosque’ day in UK bids to tackle Islamophobia

Mosques across Britain are planning to open their doors to the public in a bid to counter negative stereotypes about Muslims next week, against a backdrop of rising Islamophobia. Facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), more than 80 mosques will participate in the “Visit my Mosque” day on February 7 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. “It’s …

Read More »