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The ALMA Executive Committee has decided to hold the AGM for 2009 on the 26th September 2009 along with the Eid UL Fitr celebrations at the Dundas Community Centre , Sturt Street, Telopea.
A children's program and prize giving for winners of the ACEP Ramadan competition will be the highlights of the evening.
ALMA will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday 20 September 2009 at theAuburn Park (corner of Simpson Street and Macquarie Road) Insha Allah.This decision is made following announcement by major Masjids aroundSydney that the Eid-ul-Fitr would fall on 20 September 2009. Takbir will start at 7.30 am and Eid salat will be at 8.00 am. Eid Khutbawill follow Eid salat and would conclude at 8.30 am.
A new report shows that migrants born overseas are not considered ‘un-Australian’, the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, Laurie Ferguson, said today.
‘The Monash University report, Perceptions of Multiculturalism and Security in Victoria, will be used by the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council and Australian Government in the development of new cultural diversity policies,’ Mr Ferguson said.
Alhamdulillah, the third ACEP Iftar yesterday that was conducted in conjunction with the ACEP also saw the beginning of the Ramadhan Qur'an competition. It was very pleasing to see children mostly under the age of 10 years enthusiastically practising before facing two judges who were assigned the task of selecting the best three Qur'an recitations of Sura Yaseen. A smaller group of even younger children also participated in a separate competition for memorising small sura's of the Qur'an
Community leaders from several religious denominations were present on the occasion where a number of government ministers and commissioners of government agencies joined the Premier in welcoming the guests.
ALMA has planned to celebrate the Lailathul Qadr Night event Insha Allah on Friday 11 September 2009. This will coincide with the beginning of the 21st fast of this Ramadhan.
As we all know that the Lailathul Qadr Night could fall on any of the last ten days of Ramadhan, ALMA has chosen the very first day in the last ten days so that members and friends will have more opportunities to celebrate this blessed night in Masjids in the remaining days of Ramadhan.
As the event will involve an all night program, members and friends are kindly requested to give their names if they are planning to stay for the Sahur meal. Please contact us to express your interest to participate in this event.
ALMA executive committee at its last meeting on 1st August 2009 has decided to hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26 Saturday September 2009. This would coincide with the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations already announced as part of Ramdhan planning.
The AGM this year falling on a non-election year will be a short event where the annual reports are scheduled to be tabled.
Alhamdulillah, the second ACEP Iftar yesterday drew more than 250 guests to break their fast at the Auburn Town Hall. The event was attended by a number of guests including the ACEP teachers and their families.
The ALMA organisers had a scare a couple of hours prior to the start of the event as it was found that the council authorities had made a mistake by making a double booking the Auburn Town Hall for another group of Muslims at the same time. Fortunately, the matter was resolved through negotiations with the organisers of the other group who managed to make alternative arrangements at the Auburn Gallipoli Masjid.