26 June 2015
Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil could find himself in serious trouble from both religious quarters and political supporters, after several photographs which show him gambling at a night club, went viral on social media.
Muzammil came to the limelight recently due to his controversial decision to allow street vending on pavements in Colombo. He received a considerable amount of flak for this decision.
Muzammil, a Muslim, is strictly prohibited by his religion to indulge in gambling. Gambling is expressly forbidden in the Qur’aan. Furthermore, his digression from religion is more significant since this is the Holy month of Ramadan. Islamic teachings called Hadhees say that it is a double sin to commit a major sin during the month of Ramadan.