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LAUNCH OF CIS HARMONY CENTRE

The Centre for Islamic Studies recently launched the CIS Harmony Centre at Rohini Road, Colombo 06. The Chief Guest at the event was Major General Ubaya Madawela who ceremonially opened the centre. CIS Harmony Centre is planned as a centre for reaching out and meeting of people of all faiths. The major feature of the centre is its poster walkthrough …

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Let’s Live the Spirit of Independence

A Message from the Centre for Islamic Studies Sri Lanka As our motherland celebrates 73 years of independence on the Fourth of February, we as a nation can be justly proud of what we have achieved over the years. However, at the same time we also need to reflect on the true meaning and spirit of independence. Independence is not …

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CIS HARMONY CENTRE – NEED OF THE TIMES

The Centre for Islamic Studies Building will henceforth be called CIS Harmony Centre, which is in keeping with CIS’s mandate of reaching out to people of all faiths and serving as a hub for inter-faith engagement.   Plans are also afoot to set up a poster walkthrough in the Ahmed Deedat Auditorium in the ground floor of CIS Harmony Centre which will include colourful posters covering Muslim Contribution to Sri …

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Extremism must be wiped out from our Country

Sri Lanka’s Muslims woke up to a rude shock on Easter Sunday, 21st April and reacted with disbelief to the news that churches and hotels had been bombed while our Christian brothers and sisters were celebrating Easter. As Muslims we are expected to show utmost compassion and tolerance to people of other faiths. Christians especially occupy a very dear place in …

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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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