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COLPETTY MOSQUE TOUR A GRAND SUCCESS!

We had our 14th Open Mosque Day at Beautiful Colpetty Jumma Mosque today. There were around 800 visitors of other faiths who participated including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Former President Mahinda Rajapakse, Sagala Rathnayake, JVP MPs ,Government Officials, Police Officers, Foreign Tourists and Journalists, among many others Besides a tour of the mosque, visitors were served traditional Muslim foods, taken …

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Mosque Tours catch on in Sri Lanka

Mosque Tours are fast catching on in Sri Lanka. The latest Open Mosque Day held at Kollupitiya Jumma Mosque in Colombo on 22nd January had around 800 people of other faiths participating. Besides a tour of this beautiful mosque, participants were taken around a poster walkthrough clearing misconceptions of Islam, given free calligraphy of their names in beautiful Arabic script …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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