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Mosque Tours Training Commences at Galle Fort

The Centre for Islamic Studies commenced training the first batch of volunteers for the mosque tour program in the historic Galle Fort, which is a popular tourist hotspot. The preliminary training session conducted by Asiff Hussein, VP-Outreach of the CIS gave the volunteers an idea of how to conduct a mosque tour for tourists visiting Galle Fort through both presentation and practicals which …

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CIS media release on passing away of Brother Hameed Karim

Hameed Karim, the man with a mission, is missed by us all Press Release by the Centre for Islamic Studies Renowned Sri Lankan Islamic Activist, Hameed Abdul Karim is no more with us. Hameed passed away peacefully in the Holy City of Makkah soon after completing his Hajj Pilgrimage on 26th September 2015. Hameed Karim as he was popularly known, …

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Around 100 Dalit families of Hisar village in India embrace Islam

Bhagana  India (IINA) – Seeking refuge in Islam, around 100 Dalit families from the Bhagana village of Hisar district in the north Indian state of Haryana reverted to Islam at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday, according to Hindustan Times daily. Families from Hisar’s Bhagana village, who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the past two years over …

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El Jadida: Spanish Family Happily Announce their Conversion to Islam

Rabat – The number of foreigners converting to Islam continues to rise in Morocco, as a Spanish family of three announced their conversion on Friday, in El Jadida, 90.56 km (56.27 miles) away from Casablanca. The father and his son took the Shahada (the Islamic declaration of faith affirming the oneness of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as His …

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Remembering the life of Sheikh Ahmed Deedat

The fiery South African autodidact was a champion of interreligious debate. Sheikh Deedat was a charismatic, self-taught Muslim scholar from South Africa, most famous for engaging Christian evangelists in public debate. In 1986, he debated Jimmy Swaggart and even challenged the late Pope John Paul II to a debate in the Vatican Square. His son, Yousuf Deedat, calls him a …

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Bring a Friend to Mosque

Some mosques use the month of Ramadan as an opportunity to educate friends and neighbors about Islam. The Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia encourages members of its congregation to bring non-Muslim friends to their iftar dinners, the meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan. Imam Johari Abdul-Malik describes how the program ties the community together.

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Islam is about real Love, not just Lust, says Converted former Party Girl

Just three months ago, Heather Matthews, a 27-year-old teacher from Preston in England, was partying in Ibiza whilst parading around in clothing that revealed most of her body. Since then her life has undergone a total transformation, and is now a proud Muslim who wears the Islamic hijab. It has now been four weeks since her conversion to Islam, a …

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CIS Outreach condemns Shakthi TVs provocative Ramadan Dua

The Centre for Islamic Studies’ Media & Outreach Wing strongly condemned the incendiary Ramadan Dua telecast on Shakthi TV yesterday. Vice President, Outreach, CIS, Asiff Hussein, said that the Dua telecast with bold English subtitles shortly before the call to prayer and breaking fast was made on Friday, 17th July, had been motivated by malicious intentions as it contained highly …

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Sharing Ramadan Program

CIS Sharing Ramadan Program in Peradeniya a Grand Success The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS) conducted a very successful sharing Ramadan Program at Peradeniya College of Education recently. The event saw the participation of 127 persons of other faiths including lecturers, students and religious dignitaries. Buddhist and Tamils students actively participated in organizing the event. Venerable Sumanadassi dwelled on the …

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Racism in America and Islam : Remembering Bilal

"I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise." Slavery is America's original sin. It was there from the beginning. While the civil war eventually abolished it, what remains is an insidious, institutionalized and pervasive racism that has persisted in spite of the triumph of liberalism. Even as women make gains in achieving parity with men and GLBT community …

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