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Muslim lawyers should be bridge between communities

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“Muslim personal laws in Sri Lanka are the tireless and propehtic efforts of our forefathers in the legal field and Muslim lawyers have major role to protect these personal laws based on Shariah. These personal laws help us to maintain our distinct identity in a plural society with unity and amity. Muslim lawyers have major role to play in building bridge between communities and they shall be model to lawyers of the other communities”, said Justice S.I. Imam, Judge of the Supreme Court when he made key note speech at the 4th annual Ifthar and AGM of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association (MLA) held in Colombo last night.

Speaking further Justice Imam paid tribute to first Muslim Supreme Court Judge late M.T. Akbar and first Muslim Attorney General A.M. Ameer and all the Muslim lawyers and political leaders involved in enacting the Muslim personl laws before many decades. “We should cherish our personal laws and the Muslim lawyers, judicial officers, theologians and Quazi judges shall endeavour to practice these laws to the best use of the community”, the Justice added.

Faaiz Musthapha, President’s Counsel chaired the event. New office beares for the ensuing year were elected and Mr. Musthapha was re-elected as the President of the MLA. Former Attorney General Shibly Aziz, PC was re-elected as the Vice President. Official website of the MLA also was inaugrated by the Chief Guest. Members from the official and unofficial bar and several Muslim members of the judiciary attended the event.


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September 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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  1. Given that we’re speaking about things within the region of Muslim lawyers should be bridge between communities, Some of the strongest criticisms of natural law have come from the positivist camp. Positivism holds at its centre the belief that law is not affected by morality, but in essence is the source of moral considerations. Because morality is a subjective concept, positivism suggests that the law is the source of morality, and that no extra-legal considerations should be taken in to account. Positivism has been criticised for allowing extremism and unjust actions through law. It has also been suggested that positivism in its strictest sense is flawed because it ignores the depth and breadth of language in legal enactment, which means the positive law can be read in different lights based on differing meanings of the same word. Despite this, positivism has been seen as one of the fundamental legal theories in the development of modern legal philosophy over the last few decades, and is winning widespread favour through a contemporary academic revival.

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