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Mohammed Abdul Bakeer Markar : By : former Attorney General SHIBLY AZIZ PC


As a fellow lawyer, it is indeed my privilege to say a few words about a senior and illustrious figure in the legal profession who in his time adorned the legal and political portals with equal felicity and acceptance. Deshamanya Mohammed Abdul Bakeer Markar, born in 1917, was a devoted and practicing Muslim, much loved by the Sinhalese and treated ...

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KATHI S.M. ABOOBUCKER J.P. – Muslim Leader of Jaffna – By Ali Azeez

Kathi S.M. Aboobucker J.P.

The Muslims had lived for many centuries in Jaffna and they were an integral part of Jaffna Society. They were traders and later dominated the hardware, lorry transport, jewellery, tailoring and meat trades. They shunned education in Christian schools for fear of being converted to Christianity. During their period the British were more tolerant and with the opening of Hindu ...

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ARTICLE ON FORTIETH COMMEMORATION MEETING The Ceylon Muslim Scholarship Fund has rendered yeoman service to Muslim education over the last 68 years. The Architect and Founder of the CMSF was Dr. A.M.A. Azeez, eminent educationist, efficient administrator, erudite scholar, visionary and community worker. Aboobucker Mohamed Abdul Azeez was born in Vannarponnai, Jaffna on 4th October, 1911. His  education in the ...

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Khurram Murad Great Writer And Revolutionist Muslim

Khurram Murad

Brother Khurram Murad was born in Bhopal, India, in 1932, and he migrated to Pakistan in 1948. Khurram Murad studied civil engineering at the University of Karachi (B.E. 1952), securing 1st place in the University, and went on to study in the University of Minnesota (USA) (MSc. 1958). He worked as a leading consulting engineer in Karachi, Dhaka, Tehran and ...

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Unconditional Muslim Support Facilitated Island’s Independence By Latheef Farook


Crucial Muslim support facilitated the process of Sri Lanka  gaining  independence from British in 1948 and help end almost four and half centuries of European colonial rule in the island. Many still remember the leading role played by Muslims leaders such as Dr T.B.Jayah, Sir Razik Fareed, Dr M.C.M.Kaleel and Dr Badiduddin Mahmud in the constitutional reforms of this country and ...

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First Muslim Finance Minister Al haj A. I. Ibralebbe

Al haj M.M. Musthapha

  The late Al haj M.M. Musthapha who rode like a colossus the political arena of the Eastern Province for well over three decades passed away on October 3, 2000. Since he shunned politics for quite some time the younger generation, especially those below 40 years may not be aware of the signal role played by him in politics. Al ...

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Maryam Jameelah’s Open Letter to Her Parents

Maryam Jameelah

Maryam Jameelah (Margret Marcus), born in New York to a Jewish family explored Judaism and other faiths, converted to Islam in 1961 and emigrated to Pakistan. She is an author of over thirty books on Islamic culture and history and a prominent female voice for Islam. Below is her letter that she wrote to her parents from Pakistan:   “Dear ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle East Saladin


    Saladin - Salahuddin Ayyubi (Yusuf Salah al din ibn Ayyub) (Arabic: صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب; Kurdish: سه‌لاحه‌دین ئه‌یوبی Selah'edine Eyubi; c. 1137 – March 4, 1193), a Kurdish Sultan, known to Europeans as Saladin, especially medieval Europe, was the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty and the liberator of Jerusalem (Al-Quds) from the third Crusade. His name means "righteousness of the faith." Saladin is ...

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