Welcome to Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA)
Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA) is incorporated as a not-for-profit community organisation in New South Wales, Australia. It was founded in 1992 by a few Muslims of Sri Lankan background whose initial motive was to provide a common platform to bring together the increasing number of Sri Lankan Muslims arriving in Australia.
Since its inception, ALMA has grown gradually welcoming the new migrants, students and visitors strengthening its membership and broadening its horizons along the way. Today it is a well recognised organisation that has links with federal, state and local government bodies, other non-government agencies and local community organisations.
First day Dhul Hijja started on Wednesday, 17th October 2012 and accordingly Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA) will Insha Allah celebrate Eid-ul-Adhha on Friday 26 October 2012.
ALMA has made arrangements for Eid prayers and breakfast at Auburn Park (Cnr of Macquarie Rd and Simpson Street, Auburn 2144).
Thakbeer - 7:30 AM
Prayers/Quthba - 8:00 AM
Followed by exchange of Salams & wishes, and breakfast.
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The Gillard Government will extend tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to enable them to visit their family in Australia for longer, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced today.
'I know that many people are patiently waiting in the queue for a parent visa so we want to provide more generous tourist visas to enable regular extended family visits,' Mr Bowen said.
ALMA members and friends are invited for the Eid-ul-Adha BBQ and Family Picnic Day on Saturday 12 November 2011 at the Community Picnic area, off Killeen street Auburn. The BBQ is from Qurban meat sacrificed during Eid-ul-Adha. The event also includes sporting and other recreational activities for all age groups. So, come along with your families and take part in the excitement that Eid brings to our families.
A "Jumping Castle" has been organised for kids under 12 to enjoy. The picnic area has been booked from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Although the Qurban meat is sponsored by those taking part in the Qurban project, there are other expenses for hiring the Jumping castle and payment for the venue. Therefore a modest fee of approximately $15.00 per family will be charged during the Eid BBQ.
ALL praise is due to Allaah, and may He render our Prophet Muhammad safe from every derogatory thing, and exalt his mention, and the mention of his household and Companions.
Ibn Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days; meaning the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. They inquired: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah? He said: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah, unless one goes out for Jihad sacrificing both his life and property and returning with neither. (Al-Bukhaari)
After following the decisions made relating to the beginning of Ramadan, ALMA would like to inform that a number of Masjids around Sydney have decided that Ramadhan will begin tonight with fasting beginning on Friday 20th July 2012. A number of other Masjids also have announced that the month of Ramadhan will begin tomorrow night with fasting starting on Saturday 21st July 2012.
Although beginning of fasting on two different days has been the case for a number of years, an increasing number of people are beginning to have strong views on this issue. Therefore ALMA has left the decision of beginning the month of Ramadhan for individuals to decide. ALMA executive committee joins me to extend Ramadhan Mubarak to all members and friends for a very beneficial month of Ramadhan.
ALMA will conduct Eid-ul-Adha prayers on Sunday 6th November 2011 at the Auburn Park Insha Allah. This was decided following confirmation that the Day of Arafah has been declared as Saturday 5th November 2011. As usual, Takbir will begin at 7.30 am and Eid salat will be at 8.00 am.
Our traditional Eid breakfast is also part of the event and ALMA ladies coordinators are in the process of organising it. If you would like to contribute towards the breakfast, please contact us to get details of the menu. Those who are unable to participate in organising the breakfast are encouraged to bring a plate of food and a flask of tea to share with friends. Please bring a mat or plastic sheet when you come for Eid prayers.
We take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Eid-ul-Adha. Eid Mubarak.
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