Welcome to Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA)
You will be pleased to know that Br. Nufail Ali (former ALMA president and current Trustee) has returned to Sydney a couple of days ago after dashing to Colombo upon learning the sudden death of his beloved wife Sr. Azaria Nufail on 02 January 2011. In a note of thanks to the Sri Lankan Muslim community here in Sydney, who organised Janaza Ghaib prayers where more than 200 members attended at the Auburn Town Hall on Saturday 08 January 2011, Br. Nufail has sent the following message of appreciation.
As you are aware, Floods in Queensland and in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka in the last couple of weeks has brought misery and hardship to hundreds of thousands of people. The death toll is rising and many are missing with grave fears for their lives.
Needless to say it then becomes a responsibility of those who can help to lend a helping hand. As Muslims it is a highly rewarded act towards seeking the pleasure of Allah (SWT) and as fellow citizens it is our responsibility towards our countrymen.
Janaza Ghaib prayers for Sr. Azaria Nufail was held at the Auburn City Council Hall on Saturday 08 January 2011 after Maghrib salat. The event was a great success as more than 200 people attended the prayers that was held following recitation of the Holy Qur'an (Khatam al Qur'an) by members of the community who gathered about an hour earlier than the scheduled Janaza prayer time. It was a very emotional gathering where a few speakers elaborated their experiences with Sr. Azaria who was a pillar for the ALMA community.
ALMA as a user of the Regents Park Community Hub was invited by Ms. Adama Kamara who replaced Ms. Jenny Dunlop as the new Community Projects Officer at the Auburn City Council for a meeting to discuss the future use of the Community Hub and its facilities on 20 December 2010 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
The Sri Lankan expatriate community in Sydney under the patronage of the Sri Lanka Consul Generals Office in Sydney paid tribute to the services rendered by His Excellency Senaka Walgampaya (PC) and Madam Dilrukshi Walgampaya over the last three years in Canberra at a very critical passage of time. The event was a dinner on Saturday 6th November 2010 at the Blue Elephant restaurant in Pennant Hills where more than 100 Sri Lankan expatriate community members including presidents and leaders of local community organisations with a Sri Lankan interest participated.
Our beloved Sr. Azaria Nufail has passed away on 2nd January 2011- Inna Lillahi Wainna Ilaihi Rajioon
Janaza Ghaib Payer detail Update: (4th January 2011)
The Auburn Town Hall venue for Janaza Ghaib prayers is not available on Friday 07 January 2011. Therefore we have made a booking for Saturday 08 January 2011. Please note the change in the date and infrom your families & friends accordingly. Also please note that Janaza Ghaib prayer facilities will be available for men and women.
For those who wish to participate in the Qur'an recitation ("Khatam al Qur'an) prior to the Janaza Ghaib prayers, please arrive early to start on time at 7.00 pm. Maghrib salat will be conducted at 8.15 pm and Janaza Ghaib prayers at 8.30 pm Insha Allah.
ALMA will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on Tuesday 16 November 2010 Insha Allah. We take this opportunity to wish all our members and friends a very happy Eid Mubarak. We also ask Dua that Allah (SWT) accept the Hajj of millions of muslims who have gathered in the holy city of Makkah for the holy pilgrimage.
ALMA organised Eid prayers will be held at the Auburn Park, corner of Macquarie Rd and Simpson St with Takbir beginning at 7.30 am. Eid salat will be at 8.00 am followed by Eid Khutbah concluding at 8.30 am.
ALMA AGM on Saturday 16 October 2010 elected the four officer bearers of ALMA for 2010-2012 period. Br. Mohamed Fazli and Br. Rizvi Fareed were re-elected as president and vice president respectively. Br. Mohamed Anzar was elected to the postion of secretary and Br. Alisabri Haniffa was elected to the position of treasurer. The AGM decided to allow the elected office bearers to appoint the remaining executive committee members. ALMA is pleased to announce the following members as the executive committee members of ALMA for the next two years, Insha Allah.
Br. Mohamed Fazli President
The AGM did not appoint a new auditor and therefore the executive committee has asked Br. Fazal Bawa to continue in the postion as finance auditor. ALMA executive committee will meet soon to discuss the year planner and to appoint sub committees, Insha Allah.