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  • Beruwala Shaheedain
    ALLAH IS THERE TO HELP US!!  There were no politicians to help the good Muslims when they conquered half of the known world, from Spain of he tip of
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 1, 2011
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      ALLAH IS THERE TO HELP US!! 

      There were no politicians to help the good Muslims when they conquered half of the known world, from Spain of he tip of Indonesia. If Muslims live as Muslims and refrain from associating partners with Allah (i.e grave, saint worship, Shaitani sufism, etc.) I am sure Allah will give more than what Sri Lankan Muslims are asking for!! 



      From: Shireen M. Wolied <shrieen@...>
      To: "srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com" <srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:19 AM
      Subject: RE: <SRILANKA MUSLIMS> Where are the Muslim politicians?

       
      If The Muslim Leaders or Politician Has got love or responsible on their Nation the world will not suffer But Sorry to tell their way is different everyone is thinking about their pocket and the seat. So better Muslim should not depend on politics or leaders Nation Should get together and try to help each other. Because if you speak the truth you or your family loved once will be destroyed or killed.  Islam is a religion which is giving equal right to everyone and real Muslim should be aware from Allah’s Order with respect and truth. We can’t associate our religion or law with politics. Because Islamic politics and the rules are different even we can’t keep hopes in Srilanka that Muslim will get equal rights. First of All there is no Discipline, Ethical Morality now days even in the parliament between the leaders. So From whom or with whom are we going to settle the problem?
      Patience is the companion of wisdom. 
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      From: srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com [srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ImanInfo [imaninfo@...]
      Sent: 27 November 2011 12:38
      Subject: <SRILANKA MUSLIMS> Where are the Muslim politicians?




      Govt-TNA talks: Where are the Muslim politicians?

      By Latheef Farook
      Where are the Muslim parliamentarians and what about the burning issues facing the Muslim community? This is the question raised in many Muslim circles following reports of talks between the government and the Tamil National Alliance aimed at solving the problems of Tamils. However, Muslim politicians, it appears, have not even woken up from their long slumber, leave alone highlighting the grievances of Muslims. One after the other, individually and collectively, Muslim politicians struck deals and joined the government stating that there was "no point wasting time with a weak opposition, better to join the government and help the community".
      Now that they are in the government Muslims thought they would take up the community's problems. However they seem to be helping themselves rather than helping the community. There is a growing feeling among the community that Muslim parliamentarians have abandoned them for power and benefits and do not represent them anymore.
      To cite an example, they were completely silent when the controversial "Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets Bill" was passed this month in parliament though even the ultra nationalist Jathika Hela Urumaya and the National Freedom Front, constituent members of the government, abstained.
      Also talks are underway between the government and the TNA to find a solution to problems facing the Tamils .However once again, the Muslim parliamentarians behave as if the Muslim community has no problem at all.
      Peace talks aimed at solving the ethnic problem concern every Sri Lankan genuinely interested in the future of this multi racial, multi religious, multinational and multi cultural country. The inevitable reality is that all communities are bound to live together and need to share a common destiny.
      Thus these talks should cover not only Tamils but also all minorities to ensure all Sri Lankans are treated as equals.
      The military defeat of the LTTE has offered the country a rare and, perhaps, the last opportunity, to solve the ethnic issues under a comprehensive package. However the ongoing peace talks give the impression that there are only two communities in the country - the Sinhalese represented by the government and the TNA voicing the grievances of Tamils.
      As we all know under former President J.R. Jayawardene's draconian constitution the island's democracy was reduced to a "One Man Show" -- an all powerful presidency which is above law and not accountable to any one. Therefore, the Muslim parliamentarians had to deal with the President to seek solutions to Muslim issues.
      Under such circumstances it is difficult to understand what prevents Muslim parliamentarians from, jointly or otherwise, meeting the President, as the TNA has done, to discuss issues of the community. Certainly the President is not going to chase them away. I am sure he would listen to their grievances. An issue may be solved or not, but at least he would be aware of the issue.
      However Muslim parliamentarians have miserably failed in this respect and the general feeling within the community is that they are scared that, by trying to raise Muslim issues, they would antagonize the President and would lose their positions, perks, comforts and what not? So they do not want to jeopardize their positions.
      Muslims have been, as rightly pointed out by the former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva, a peaceful ethnic group interacting with other religious and ethnic groups, cordially interlinking those cultures with their own culture. "They never organized themselves for armed insurrection or destruction".
      Instead the Muslim community came to the rescue of the country at all critical times. in the island's history. For example Muslims fully supported the campaign for independence in 1948 despite the bill being detrimental to the community. Late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike's emotional response, perhaps the present generation may not be aware, speaks volume for Muslim contribution and sacrifice.
      Subsequently, the Muslims vehemently opposed the LTTE's calls for the division of the country and firmly stood for the territorial integrity of the country.
      Nevertheless, they were entangled into this unfortunate and unwanted ethnic conflict only to face death, devastation, loss of property and livelihood and displacement with little or no appreciation of their contribution to the country. Had the Muslims in the North and East supported the separatist call in its early stages when the island's armed forces were not properly equipped, history would have been different today.
      Even today contrary to common misconception around 70 percent of the community lives below the poverty line. Around one percent of the community perished in the tsunami and, adding insult to injury, Muslim survivors were discriminated even in the disbursement of aid, which flowed from donor countries. They were also taken for a ride in the P-TOMS agreement that died a natural death.
      Muslim parliamentarians have a lot to worry about the community.
      A mere visit to the Muslim slums in Colombo will speak volumes of the extreme poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and related social problems which threatened the very root of their survival. This is the same plight in almost every Muslim village in the country.
      The Northern Muslims, mercilessly evicted more than two decades ago by the LTTE, are yet to be settled and, even after the ethnic war ended, Muslims in the North and East face numerous issues affecting their very survival.
      In spite of their miserable plight, it is a travesty of justice that peacemakers, both here and abroad, call for solutions to the grievances of the Tamils, and conveniently ignore the plight of Muslims -- the third largest community in the island -- as if they are non-existent. In the midst, the silence on the part of Muslim parliamentarians further insults the community.





    • Latheef Farook
      muslims do have numerous problems. one should not forget that even a mother feeds the baby only if the bay cries. so unless the muslims demand their rights
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 1, 2011
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        muslims do have numerous problems. one should not forget that even a mother feeds the baby only if the bay cries. so unless the muslims demand their rights they will not get anythng from the rotten environment

        From: Shireen M. Wolied <shrieen@...>
        To: "srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com" <srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:49 PM
        Subject: RE: <SRILANKA MUSLIMS> Where are the Muslim politicians?

         
        If The Muslim Leaders or Politician Has got love or responsible on their Nation the world will not suffer But Sorry to tell their way is different everyone is thinking about their pocket and the seat. So better Muslim should not depend on politics or leaders Nation Should get together and try to help each other. Because if you speak the truth you or your family loved once will be destroyed or killed.  Islam is a religion which is giving equal right to everyone and real Muslim should be aware from Allah’s Order with respect and truth. We can’t associate our religion or law with politics. Because Islamic politics and the rules are different even we can’t keep hopes in Srilanka that Muslim will get equal rights. First of All there is no Discipline, Ethical Morality now days even in the parliament between the leaders. So From whom or with whom are we going to settle the problem?
        Patience is the companion of wisdom. 
          Shrieen M wolieed
          Libraries Deanship
          Maqam Circulation
           o3-7134023
         
        From: srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com [srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ImanInfo [imaninfo@...]
        Sent: 27 November 2011 12:38
        Subject: <SRILANKA MUSLIMS> Where are the Muslim politicians?




        Govt-TNA talks: Where are the Muslim politicians?

        By Latheef Farook
        Where are the Muslim parliamentarians and what about the burning issues facing the Muslim community? This is the question raised in many Muslim circles following reports of talks between the government and the Tamil National Alliance aimed at solving the problems of Tamils. However, Muslim politicians, it appears, have not even woken up from their long slumber, leave alone highlighting the grievances of Muslims. One after the other, individually and collectively, Muslim politicians struck deals and joined the government stating that there was "no point wasting time with a weak opposition, better to join the government and help the community".
        Now that they are in the government Muslims thought they would take up the community's problems. However they seem to be helping themselves rather than helping the community. There is a growing feeling among the community that Muslim parliamentarians have abandoned them for power and benefits and do not represent them anymore.
        To cite an example, they were completely silent when the controversial "Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets Bill" was passed this month in parliament though even the ultra nationalist Jathika Hela Urumaya and the National Freedom Front, constituent members of the government, abstained.
        Also talks are underway between the government and the TNA to find a solution to problems facing the Tamils .However once again, the Muslim parliamentarians behave as if the Muslim community has no problem at all.
        Peace talks aimed at solving the ethnic problem concern every Sri Lankan genuinely interested in the future of this multi racial, multi religious, multinational and multi cultural country. The inevitable reality is that all communities are bound to live together and need to share a common destiny.
        Thus these talks should cover not only Tamils but also all minorities to ensure all Sri Lankans are treated as equals.
        The military defeat of the LTTE has offered the country a rare and, perhaps, the last opportunity, to solve the ethnic issues under a comprehensive package. However the ongoing peace talks give the impression that there are only two communities in the country - the Sinhalese represented by the government and the TNA voicing the grievances of Tamils.
        As we all know under former President J.R. Jayawardene's draconian constitution the island's democracy was reduced to a "One Man Show" -- an all powerful presidency which is above law and not accountable to any one. Therefore, the Muslim parliamentarians had to deal with the President to seek solutions to Muslim issues.
        Under such circumstances it is difficult to understand what prevents Muslim parliamentarians from, jointly or otherwise, meeting the President, as the TNA has done, to discuss issues of the community. Certainly the President is not going to chase them away. I am sure he would listen to their grievances. An issue may be solved or not, but at least he would be aware of the issue.
        However Muslim parliamentarians have miserably failed in this respect and the general feeling within the community is that they are scared that, by trying to raise Muslim issues, they would antagonize the President and would lose their positions, perks, comforts and what not? So they do not want to jeopardize their positions.
        Muslims have been, as rightly pointed out by the former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva, a peaceful ethnic group interacting with other religious and ethnic groups, cordially interlinking those cultures with their own culture. "They never organized themselves for armed insurrection or destruction".
        Instead the Muslim community came to the rescue of the country at all critical times. in the island's history. For example Muslims fully supported the campaign for independence in 1948 despite the bill being detrimental to the community. Late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike's emotional response, perhaps the present generation may not be aware, speaks volume for Muslim contribution and sacrifice.
        Subsequently, the Muslims vehemently opposed the LTTE's calls for the division of the country and firmly stood for the territorial integrity of the country.
        Nevertheless, they were entangled into this unfortunate and unwanted ethnic conflict only to face death, devastation, loss of property and livelihood and displacement with little or no appreciation of their contribution to the country. Had the Muslims in the North and East supported the separatist call in its early stages when the island's armed forces were not properly equipped, history would have been different today.
        Even today contrary to common misconception around 70 percent of the community lives below the poverty line. Around one percent of the community perished in the tsunami and, adding insult to injury, Muslim survivors were discriminated even in the disbursement of aid, which flowed from donor countries. They were also taken for a ride in the P-TOMS agreement that died a natural death.
        Muslim parliamentarians have a lot to worry about the community.
        A mere visit to the Muslim slums in Colombo will speak volumes of the extreme poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and related social problems which threatened the very root of their survival. This is the same plight in almost every Muslim village in the country.
        The Northern Muslims, mercilessly evicted more than two decades ago by the LTTE, are yet to be settled and, even after the ethnic war ended, Muslims in the North and East face numerous issues affecting their very survival.
        In spite of their miserable plight, it is a travesty of justice that peacemakers, both here and abroad, call for solutions to the grievances of the Tamils, and conveniently ignore the plight of Muslims -- the third largest community in the island -- as if they are non-existent. In the midst, the silence on the part of Muslim parliamentarians further insults the community.





      • MIM-Shahran
        Dear Brothers/Sisters in Islam and in this beuatiful Islan Nations of Sri Lanka. *Let us all in one tone pronounce the pride of being citizens of this paradise
        Message 3 of 5 , Dec 1, 2011
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          Dear Brothers/Sisters in Islam and in this beuatiful Islan Nations of Sri Lanka.

           

          Let us all in one tone pronounce the pride of being citizens of this paradise nation on earth. Alhamdulillah!

           

          I wish to write to this group the opportunity that I had, when I met a distinguished MP representing the Vanni a Muslim brother at the washroom in the Parliamentary prayers for Luhar Prayers and I had to pose the question as to why they the MPs representing the Community are very less bothered or ignorant in going to talks with the govt. like the folks of the TNA to bring forth the grievances of the Muslims of this nation undergo. The Honorable member stressed, though breifly the importance of not being public about the activities that he as a Politician representing the community was able to involve in. he repeatedly stressed the importance of being patient and with pure hiqmah certain few things are achieved and achievable though there would a few ups and downs here and there.

           

          May Allah reward him and all others!


           
          On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Shireen M. Wolied <shrieen@...> wrote:
           

          If The Muslim Leaders or Politician Has got love or responsible on their Nation the world will not suffer But Sorry to tell their way is different everyone is thinking about their pocket and the seat. So better Muslim should not depend on politics or leaders Nation Should get together and try to help each other. Because if you speak the truth you or your family loved once will be destroyed or killed.  Islam is a religion which is giving equal right to everyone and real Muslim should be aware from Allah’s Order with respect and truth. We can’t associate our religion or law with politics. Because Islamic politics and the rules are different even we can’t keep hopes in Srilanka that Muslim will get equal rights. First of All there is no Discipline, Ethical Morality now days even in the parliament between the leaders. So From whom or with whom are we going to settle the problem?

          Patience is the companion of wisdom. 

            Shrieen M wolieed

            Libraries Deanship

            Maqam Circulation

             o3-7134023

           

          From: srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com [srilankamuslims@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ImanInfo [imaninfo@...]
          Sent: 27 November 2011 12:38
          Subject: <SRILANKA MUSLIMS> Where are the Muslim politicians?




          Govt-TNA talks: Where are the Muslim politicians?

          By Latheef Farook

          Where are the Muslim parliamentarians and what about the burning issues facing the Muslim community? This is the question raised in many Muslim circles following reports of talks between the government and the Tamil National Alliance aimed at solving the problems of Tamils. However, Muslim politicians, it appears, have not even woken up from their long slumber, leave alone highlighting the grievances of Muslims. One after the other, individually and collectively, Muslim politicians struck deals and joined the government stating that there was "no point wasting time with a weak opposition, better to join the government and help the community".

          Now that they are in the government Muslims thought they would take up the community's problems. However they seem to be helping themselves rather than helping the community. There is a growing feeling among the community that Muslim parliamentarians have abandoned them for power and benefits and do not represent them anymore.

          To cite an example, they were completely silent when the controversial "Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets Bill" was passed this month in parliament though even the ultra nationalist Jathika Hela Urumaya and the National Freedom Front, constituent members of the government, abstained.

          Also talks are underway between the government and the TNA to find a solution to problems facing the Tamils .However once again, the Muslim parliamentarians behave as if the Muslim community has no problem at all.

          Peace talks aimed at solving the ethnic problem concern every Sri Lankan genuinely interested in the future of this multi racial, multi religious, multinational and multi cultural country. The inevitable reality is that all communities are bound to live together and need to share a common destiny.

          Thus these talks should cover not only Tamils but also all minorities to ensure all Sri Lankans are treated as equals.

          The military defeat of the LTTE has offered the country a rare and, perhaps, the last opportunity, to solve the ethnic issues under a comprehensive package. However the ongoing peace talks give the impression that there are only two communities in the country - the Sinhalese represented by the government and the TNA voicing the grievances of Tamils.

          As we all know under former President J.R. Jayawardene's draconian constitution the island's democracy was reduced to a "One Man Show" -- an all powerful presidency which is above law and not accountable to any one. Therefore, the Muslim parliamentarians had to deal with the President to seek solutions to Muslim issues.

          Under such circumstances it is difficult to understand what prevents Muslim parliamentarians from, jointly or otherwise, meeting the President, as the TNA has done, to discuss issues of the community. Certainly the President is not going to chase them away. I am sure he would listen to their grievances. An issue may be solved or not, but at least he would be aware of the issue.

          However Muslim parliamentarians have miserably failed in this respect and the general feeling within the community is that they are scared that, by trying to raise Muslim issues, they would antagonize the President and would lose their positions, perks, comforts and what not? So they do not want to jeopardize their positions.

          Muslims have been, as rightly pointed out by the former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva, a peaceful ethnic group interacting with other religious and ethnic groups, cordially interlinking those cultures with their own culture. "They never organized themselves for armed insurrection or destruction".

          Instead the Muslim community came to the rescue of the country at all critical times. in the island's history. For example Muslims fully supported the campaign for independence in 1948 despite the bill being detrimental to the community. Late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike's emotional response, perhaps the present generation may not be aware, speaks volume for Muslim contribution and sacrifice.
          Subsequently, the Muslims vehemently opposed the LTTE's calls for the division of the country and firmly stood for the territorial integrity of the country.

          Nevertheless, they were entangled into this unfortunate and unwanted ethnic conflict only to face death, devastation, loss of property and livelihood and displacement with little or no appreciation of their contribution to the country. Had the Muslims in the North and East supported the separatist call in its early stages when the island's armed forces were not properly equipped, history would have been different today.

          Even today contrary to common misconception around 70 percent of the community lives below the poverty line. Around one percent of the community perished in the tsunami and, adding insult to injury, Muslim survivors were discriminated even in the disbursement of aid, which flowed from donor countries. They were also taken for a ride in the P-TOMS agreement that died a natural death.
          Muslim parliamentarians have a lot to worry about the community.

          A mere visit to the Muslim slums in Colombo will speak volumes of the extreme poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and related social problems which threatened the very root of their survival. This is the same plight in almost every Muslim village in the country.

          The Northern Muslims, mercilessly evicted more than two decades ago by the LTTE, are yet to be settled and, even after the ethnic war ended, Muslims in the North and East face numerous issues affecting their very survival.

          In spite of their miserable plight, it is a travesty of justice that peacemakers, both here and abroad, call for solutions to the grievances of the Tamils, and conveniently ignore the plight of Muslims -- the third largest community in the island -- as if they are non-existent. In the midst, the silence on the part of Muslim parliamentarians further insults the community.







          --
          M. I. Mohamed Shahran
          Asst. Parliamentary Protocol Officer
          Foreign Relations & Protocol Office
          Parliament of Sri Lanka
          Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte

          0094 – 11- 2777100 (Ext 4252)
          Mobile      0094 – 77- 7536016
          shahran_i@...

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