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Adopting Children in Islam

Lecturer: 
As Sheikh Rikaz (Deeni)
Jumma Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2017

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Slave Island

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African slaves were held under Portuguese and Dutch administration..

Slave Island is a suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka located directly south of the Fort area of Colombo. The name Slave Island was given during the period of British occupation and administration, and refers to the situation under Portuguese and Dutch administration when slaves were held there, most of them from Africa. Most of the slaves later returned to Africa. However, a very small group of African descendants are scattered throughout Sri Lanka and are collectively known as Sri Lankan Kaffirs. The suburb contains Beira Lake, a large lake and its esplanade is visited by many for recreation. Slave Island is mostly a commercial area with hotels and shopping centres.

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Slave Island is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic area. It is one of the most ethnically diversified areas in Colombo. All ethnic communities namely Sinhalese, Tamils, Moors, Malays and Burghers are represented in this area. Religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and, to a very lesser extent, various other religions and beliefs.

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True Histroy Behind The Name 'Slave Island'

African Slaves were housed in the Island in the middle of Beira Lake by Portugese & Dutch

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