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In search of a true Sri Lankan identity

Dr Ruwaiz Haniffa (Daily Mirror) In an era of sound-bites and newspaper agendas, the lives of peace-loving majorities are inevitably obscured by attention-seeking acts of minorities Approximately 300,000 to 350,000 individual votes received by regional Muslim political parties are a key deciding factor in formation of governments What a non-Muslim Sri Lankan should know about … Continue reading

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Lessons for Lankan Muslims in India’s criminalisation of triple talaq

Daily Mirror Muslim women gesture victory sign as they celebrate the passage of a law to outlaw triple talaq, or “instant divorce,” at an event organised by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi on Wednesday. AFP India’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday criminalised the Muslim ‘triple-talaq’ divorce, by adopting a landmark law. The … Continue reading

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The People Are Now Asking About The Forty Qurans

By Mass L. Usuf “Are those who know equal to those who do not?” (The Quran, Chapter 39 Verse 9). What is the Quran?It is the scripture revealed by Allah to His Messenger Prophet Muhammed (Peace and blessings be on him) and is the religious Book of the Muslims. In reality, are there forty Qurans? The simple … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in Muslim matrimonial law reforms

Daily Mirror Finally, after more than sixty years of efforts by various Muslim groups, Sri Lankan Muslims have arrived at an agreement to amend certain clauses of the law that governs matters pertaining to their marriage and divorce. Former Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha had broken the news by talking to several newspapers … Continue reading

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