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Integrated body mooted to re-shape Muslims’ future

Author of the book, A. Rafiudeen Jamali presenting his publication to President’s Counsel Ali Sabry. Picture by Ashraff Samad
Author of the book, A. Rafiudeen Jamali presenting his publication to President’s Counsel Ali Sabry. Picture by Ashraff Samad

The future of the Sri Lankan Muslim community can be re-shaped only by an integrated body comprising Ulamas, (religious scholars) intellectuals and academics in the country, President’s Counsel Ali Sabry said on Saturday.

Sabry, who is also legal advisor to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was speaking at a meeting of the Supreme Council SUFI Thareeqa in Sri Lanka, which organised a Call for Humanity and launching of a book held at the Colombo Postal Headquarters Auditorium.

The keynote addressed was made by Prof. Rohan Gunaratne (Counter Terrror Specialists). The Guest of Honour was former minister Prof. G.L Pieris.

The meeting was chaired by Mohammed Rushdie and the author of the book. A. Rafiudeen Jamali also addressed the gathering.

Sabry said Ulamas cannot dictate terms to the Muslim community. “They should not be the only decision makers for the affairs of the Muslim community. Intelligentsia of the Muslim community should also actively participate in decision making for the community,” he said.

He added that the ACJU cannot be the only stakeholder in deciding the course of the Muslim community; the others also must be consulted in arriving at solutions related to Muslims’ problems. Sabry said that all sects should learn to compromise with one another and not trying to enforce ideologies on others. 


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