ISLAM PLANET

இஸ்லாம் பிளானெட் ඉස්ලාම් ප්ලනෙට්

ABOUT SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS

RELIGIOUS DISTRIBUTION: 

10% MUSLIM, 60% BUDDHIST, 20% HINDU, 10% CHRISTIAN

TYPE OF ISLAM

99% SUNNI 0.9% SALAFI/TAWHEEDI/JAMAATH ISLAM 0.1% SHIA

MADDHAB

99% SHAFI 1% HANAFI (ONLY BAI MUSLIMS)

ETHNIC ANCESTRY OF MUSLIMS:

94% MOOR (ARAB), 5% JA (INDONESIAN / MALAYSIAN) 1% BAI (PAKISTANI / INDIAN)

SPOKEN LANGUAGE: 

MOOR - TAMIL (WITH MANY ARABIC WORDS, SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS ARABI TAMIL)

JA - JA LANGUAGE (MIXTURE OF SINHALA AND MALAY/INDONESIAN) 

BAI - URDU

INFLUENTIAL ISLAMIC ORGANISATIONS: 

TABLIGUE JAMAATH (THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE THE TABLIGUE JAMAATH IS ALLOWED TO PREACH NON-MUSLIMS), JAMAATH ISLAM

BUTION: SEE BELOW (DARK GREEN INDICATE HIGH CONCENTRATION)

MUSLIM DISTR

 

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE:

SRI LANKA HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE, IF NOT THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CIA FACTBOOK. THERE IS A PARALLEL SYSTEM OF SHARIA LAW IN FORCE IN ALMOST ALL VILLAGES AND TOWNS IN SRI LANKA THAT HAVE A MUSLIM MAJORITY. THEREFORE, IT IS EXTREMELY RARE TO FIND A MUSLIM WOMEN NOT COVERING HER HAIR OR DRESSED IMMODESTLY JUST LIKE IT IS VERY RARE TO FIND A MUSLIM MAN NOT PRAYING HIS DAILY PRAYERS IN THE MOSQUE. ALTHOUGH THEY MAY NOT ATTEND ALL THE PRAYERS AT THE MOSQUE, BUT RATHER PRAY THE OTHERS AT HOME OR AT THE WORKPLACE. 

SRI LANKAN MOSQUE STYLES

 
KECHIMALAI MOSQUE (WHERE THE FIRST ARAB MUSLIMS SAID TO HAVE LANDED IN SRI LANKA, 
NOTICE THE MINARET STYLE SHAPE ON TOP OF THE DOME)

Madawala Jummah Mosque 
MADAWALA MOSQUE (INDO-PAK STYLE BUT WITH NON-CIRCULAR DOMES)

 
JAMI-UL-ALFAR PETTAH MOSQUE (STRIPED EXTERIOR WITH BRITISH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE)

 
SRI LANKAN CENTRAL JAMIATUL ULAMA HEADQUARTERS, DEVATAGAHA MOSQUE 

  
DEVATAGAHA MOSQUE IN CLOSE (INDO-PAK STYLE WITH MANY MINARETS)



WELLAWATTE MOSQUE (ARAB MIDDLE-EASTERN STYLE BUT WITH FULL SPHERE DOME)


GRANDPASS MOSQUE (ARAB AND EUROPEAN STYLE COMBINATION)


KOLLUPITIYA MOSQUE (EAST ASIAN STYLE SIMILAR TO CAMBODIAN, VIETNAMESE)


MARADANA MOSQUE (SINGLE LARGE EXTERIOR WALL, UNIQUE TO SRI LANKA)


MESSENGER STREET MOSQUE (MOROCCAN / NORTH AFRICAN STYLE MINARET WITH INDIAN STYLE ENTRANCE) 

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GALLE MOSQUE (FORMER PORTUGUESE COLONIAL CHURCH)

 
MATARA MOSQUE (FORMER COLONIAL CHURCH)

 
A MOSQUE IN COLOMBO