Services

Service No 01 : Registration of Mosques and Appointment of Mosque Trustees

1.1 Eligibility :

  • The mosque should have been established before a minimum period of six months
  • Mosque Trustees should take necessary action to register all the mosques under the section No 10(1), 10 (2) of Wakf Act

1.2 Method of submitting application :-

  • Places where application form could be obtained :-
    • Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs
      180, T.B. Jaya Mawatha,Colombo 10.
    • Official Website : muslimaffairs.gov.lk
  • Payment for application:-
    • No Charges
  • Time to submit application:-
    • Working hours (Weekdays) Monday to Friday 9.00A.M. to 3.30 P.M.
  • Fees paying to obtain this service:-
    • Fee – Rs. 20/=
  • Method of submitting the application:-
  • Normal/Registered Post – Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs

180, T.B. Jayah Mawatha,

Colombo 10.

  • Submit directly by hand at the Department 

1.3 Period taken to provide the Service (Ordinary Service and Priority Service)

Ordinary Service                   Priority Service

Registration of Mosques         02 months                               01 month

Appointing Trustees                01 month                                 15 days

 

1.4          Necessary Supporting documents

  • Main application for registration (‘A’ Form)
  • Certified copy of the title deed
  • Copy of Plan of the Land
  • If the land belongs to the trust, a recommendation letter of the Trustee board of mosque/Zaviya/Thakkiya should be submitted.
  • If there is any special statement of the person who wakf the mosque, related document should be submitted.
  • Constitution of the Mosque
  • List of Fixxed assets which belongs to the Mosque
  • Annual Accounts statement of the mosque since established year
  • Reports of the meeting held for appointing of new trustees
  • List names along with signatures of the persons in jamath who participated in the above meeting.
  • Affidavit
  • Statement of Trustee Board
  • List of Jamath members
  • Recommendation letter from neighbouring jumma mosques for refrgistration of Mosque/Thakkiya/Zaviya
  • A cheque/money order worth of Rs.20.00, drawn under the name of Muslim charities Fund

 

1.5          Staff Officers incharge of the Service

Post Name Division Telephone Fax E-mail
Director M.R.M. Malik Admin 0112669994 0112692147 director@muslimaffairs.gov.lk

 

Asst. Director
Asst. Director M.L.M. Anver Ali Religious 0112691874 0112692147
Asst. Director M.H.N. Ameen Wakfs 0112672646 0112692147

 

1.6          Application Form (Give the link to download the form)                                   

1.7          Completed specimen application form (attach completed form) 

Service No 14 : Issuance of Identity Card for Islamic Priests (Moulavi)

2.2.1      Eligibility :

  • Have obtained the certificate after completing the moulavi education

2.2.2      Method of submitting application:-

2.2.2.1  Places where application form could be obtained:-

  • Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs

180, T.B. Jaya Mawatha, Colombo 10

  • From all the Cultural Offficer s and Development Officers who are attached to the repective district/divisional secretariat
  • Official Website :- muslimaffairs.gov.lk

2.2.2.2  Payment for application:-

  • No Charges

2.2.2.3  Time to submit application:-

  • Working hours (Weekdays) Monday to Friday 9.00A.M. to 3.30 P.M.

2.2.2.4  Fees paying to obtain this service:-

  • No Fee 

            2.1.2.5. Method of submitting the application:-

  • Normal/Registered Post – Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs

180, T.B. Jaya Mawatha,

Colombo 10.

  • Submit directly by hand at the Department

2.2.3      Period taken to provide the Service (Ordinary Service and Priority Service)

  • Period of 02 Months for ordinary service

2.2.4      Necessary Supporting documents

  • Duly filled application
  • Copy of the national identity card
  • Certified copy of the moulavi certificate
  • A stampworth of Rs.35.00 along with an envelope in which the postal address of the applicant written on it. 

  1. Registering Religious Institutions including Mosque and appointing trustees.
  2. Administrating the Muslims Charities Fund and the implementing Wakfs act.
  3. Providing funds for developing the Registered mosques, Ahadiya (Daham Schools), Arabic Colleges, Quran Madrasa and Other Religious Institutions.
  4. Announcing the beginning and ending of the month of Ramadhan and distributing dates during the holy month of Ramadhan, which is donated by the Muslim Countries, through the main mosques of the districts.
  5. As an annual event to commemorate the National Meeladh-un Nabi Day, a religious and cultural program in a selected District has to be conducted. During this festivity, activities like developing mosques, religious institutions, muslim and non-muslim schools in the district also to be carried out. Simultaneously   felicitating pioneers in the Muslim community, awareness programmes, competitions and prize giving ceremonies and publishing books with a historical value of that area also will take place.
  6. Arrangement for the Hajj Pilgrimage.
    • Issuing license and registering the most capable agents
    • Educating pilgrims about the Rituals / Systems of the Pilgrimage
    • Distributing guidance book of Hajj pilgrimage.
    • Organizing Airlines for the pilgrims
    • Guiding and Assisting the Pilgrims during their stay in KSA
    • Providing Medical facilities for the  pilgrims in KSA
    • Guiding and Assisting the Pilgrims at the Air port in Sri Lanka and Jiddah
    • Monitoring the services of Hajj Operators in KSA and attending to the needs
    • Coordination with the Hajj Ministry officials in KSA
  7. Providing uniforms to Ahadiya Teachers Island wide, providing allowance for library books, conducting training programs for Ahadiya Teachers and introducing syllabus for Ahadiya schools.
  8. Registering Muslim Welfare Associations & Monitoring their activities.
  9. Providing necessary training for Islamic pre-school teachers and participating to continue their activities.
  10. Conducting an award ceremony called Kalaboosana to felicitate  and offer awards to Muslim Artist (This is a common program organized by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs )
  11. Encouraging Muslim Authors by purchasing their books and distributing the same among libraries in muslim schools.
  12. Conducting awareness programs and Workshops to train the trustees of the mosques and members of the administrative bodies of the Islamic Institutions.
  13. Selecting Candidates for international competitions on Recital/ memorization of the Holy Qur’an. These competitions will be held annually in Egypt, Iran, Malaysiya & Dubai.
  14. Selecting students for Islamic higher studies for foreign lands.
  15. Issuing special Identity cards for mulim theologies. (Moulavies)
  16. Issuing Religious certificates as a confirming document of the religion for the muslims who travel to Saudi Arabia.