New Stamp  To Mark ACJU Centenary

Shakila Ifham

January 18, 2023


The Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Post will release a stamp and a first day cover to commemorate the centenary of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) tomorrow.

ACJU, the scholarly group of Islamic clergy has been in existence since 1924 will celebrate 100 years of service to the Muslim community and the Nation with an event at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference (BMICH) under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunewardena.

The keynote speech will be delivered by ACJU President Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe and General Secretary Ash-Shaikh M. Arkam Nooramith will explain the organizations future plans and contribution to the community and about the centenary of service of ACJU towards humanity.

Both President Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Gunewardena will address the gathering.

The ACJU was incorporated by Parliament Act No. 51 of 2000. 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.

The ACJU has organized itself into Sub-Committees (Divisions) to serve its stakeholders, in which most of the veteran members are involved as volunteers, along with professional staff members in the forefront serving the community and the country together, focusing on the aspects of Ulama (Religious Scholars) Affairs, Muslim Community Affairs, Citizens Affairs and engagement with authorities.

The ACJU’s vision 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.

Its mission is to provide spiritual, ethical, and moral guidance to all levels of the Muslim community based on Islamic teachings, and contributing towards the development of educational, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the community and nation, whilst building unity among community and coexistence with all ethnicities.