COLOMBO- Extensive arrangements are being made to hold the centenary celebrations of the All-Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama,ACJU, under the patronage of Sri Lankan president Ranil Wickremesinghe at the BMICH on Thursday, Jan19.
The day’s events would include speeches by President Wickremesnghe, ACJU President As-Sheikh Rezwie Mufthi, ACJU Secretary General As-Sheikh Arkam Noorahmith, Moulana Ebrahim Ismail Bham from South Africa, Director of the Jamiah Naleemiah Sheikh Agar Mohammed and several others.
President Wickremesinghe will also also release stamp at the event to mark the occasion, while Sheik Agar Mohammed will release the ACJU magazine.
The day’s programme will be spiced up with cultural programs to depict the Islamic culture and its values.
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) has been in existence since 1924 and was incorporated by Parliament Act No. 51 of 2000 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The objectives of the ACJU are farsighted, long-run, and designed to serve the Muslim Community and the nation. At present ACJU has 163 Branches in 24 districts and over 8000 Scholars as subscribed Members.
Speaking to Colombo Times, As-Sheikh Rizwie Mutfthi said: “ We are excited about the programme since we are celebrating 100 years of service to the nation while peacefully existing with other communities in the island.” Ours is a non-political organization which is solely bent on serving humanity in general,” he added.
ACJU Secretary As-Sheik Arkam Noor Ahmith said the ACJU is adapting itself to the technological, scientific, and cultural developments for peaceful coexistence with all communities in the country.”As we complete 100 years, we will open a new chapter full of enhanced activities to benefit the people and to enable them to live peacefully with other nations in the globe,” As-Sheikh Noor Ahmith added.
He also said the aim of the ACJU is to build an exemplary and complying Muslim community enriched with the Islamic values and teachings and contributing towards the upliftment of Deenul Islam and the betterment of the community and the nation.