The Muslim heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka

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Published by Muslim Women"s Research and Action Forum in Colombo .

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Statementeditors, S.H.M. Jameel & Asiff Hussein
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 301 p.
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25062112M
LC Control Number2011350183

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Title: "The Muslim Heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka" The book, a first of its kind, covers a whole range of topics relating to the Muslim heritage of the East contributed by leading scholars. It consists of 11 chapters, photos and pages. Publishers: The Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum headed by Deshabandu Mrs.

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3. Muslims of Sri Lanka. Avenues to Antiquity. ISBN ISBN Author: Publisher: Published Year: No. of Pages: Description: Muslims of Sri Lanka. Avenues to Antiquity edited by () is one of the most comprehensive works written on the history of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community. Sri Lankan Muslims: Moors.

Based on oral histories and secondary sources, a Unesco document estimates Islam reached Sri Lanka around 8 AD through Arab traders. These Arab-descendent Muslim merchants were called Moors during the time of Dutch rule in Sri Lanka in the 17th and 18th centuries, and likely even during the preceding rule of Portuguese in the 16th century.

The Muslims came to Sri Lanka as traders before the seventh century. Dutch and Portuguese colonial rulers placed restrictions on the Muslims, but these were later lifted under British rule.

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A comprehensive museum especially dedicated to preserving the heritage of Sri Lankan Muslims has been a long felt need, especially in a context where artifacts connected with local Muslim history, culture, religion. Sri Lanka Tourism, therefore, does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the use of websites which are owned or operated by third parties and makes no representation or warranty in relation to the standard, class or fitness for purpose of any services, nor does it endorse or in any respect warrant any products or services by virtue of.

Heritage Sri Lanka Sri Lanka with its nearly years of history holds some of world’s ancient cities including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Digamadulla. Remnants of these once glorious cities, their palaces, temples, monasteries, hospitals and theaters intricately carved and modeled out of stone lay abandoned amidst the soaring mountains.

Lorna Dewaraja, in her book "The Muslims of Sri Lanka, years of ethnic harmony AD" (Lanka Islamic Foundation, ) has studied the situation of the Muslims in Sri Lanka, with particular reference to the Kandyan Period.

She makes several important points. In the 16 th and 17 th centuries, Muslims in Sri Lanka were put into two broad categories, though the use of the term Mouros in Portuguese documents of the period tends to blur any distinction between them.

The first group comprised those Muslims whose families had long been resident in the island and who therefore looked upon Sri Lanka as. The Portuguese named the Muslims in India and Sri Lanka after the Muslim Moors they met in Iberia.

The word Moors did not exist in Sri Lanka before the arrival of the Portuguese colonists. The term 'Moor' was chosen because of the Islamic faith of these people and was not a reflection of their origin. The Tamil term Sonakar along with the Sinhalese term Yonaka, has been thought to have been Central:Sri Lanka, until known as Ceylon, currently has a population of about 21 million people.

With approximately 10 % of these being Muslims, Islam constitutes the third most dominant religion in the country. Muslims are mostly found in the Eastern Province, at the western coast, and in the urban centres such as Colombo and. A Study of Sri Lankan Muslim Society and Culture extracted from the book Sarandib by Asiff Hussein The origins and affinities of the Sri Lankan Moors The language of.

Islam is a minority religion in Sri Lanka. % of the Sri Lankan population practice Islam. 1, persons adhere to Islam as per the census of Islam in Sri Lanka existed in communities along the Arab coastal trade routes in Ceylon as soon as the religion originated and had gained early acceptance in the Arabian Peninsula.

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S Colombo: Sri Lanka. The Uva Province consists of two districts: Badulla and Moneragala while the capital of the province is Badulla. Uva is bordered by the Eastern, Southern and Central provinces. Uva’s symbolic mountain is Namunukula which stands tallest of the mountain range surrounding the Badulla town.

One can get spectacular views of Welimada basin, Kataragama and Hambantota beach from Namunukula peak on. It seems that Muslims of Sri Lanka have selected sites near the mouth of rivers and shallow of waters for their erection of mosques from the early period.

Note: There could be older mosques in Sri Lanka than featured here. Nobody is certain when and where the first mosques were built in Sri Lanka.

Eight sites of Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World include 6 cultural and 2 natural sites. The sites are namely, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (), the ancient city of Sigiriya (), the Golden Temple of Dambulla (), the old town of Galle and its fortifications (), the sacred city of Anuradhapura (), the sacred city of Kandy ().

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The tsunami of 26 December devastated Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. The Muslims in the area lived in densely crowded communi-ties that have spread closer and closer to the ocean given the restricted availability of land.

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He is the second Muslim justice minister to assume office after Rauff Hakeem of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party, led by PM Rajapaksa, polled 6, SRI LANKA - HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE.

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