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AGM And The Eid Ul FITR CELEBRATIONS

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.

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Eid Mubarak - ALMA to celebrate Eid tomorrow - Sunday 20 September 2009

Eid Mubarak!

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.

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Report shows strong support for multicultural Australia

Media Release
10 September 2009

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.

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Third Iftar in 2009 - another successful event

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

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Iftar at NSW Parliament House













ALMA representatives were among those who were invited yesterday for Iftar by the Premier of NSW , The Honourable Nathan Rees to the Parliament House at Macquarie Street Sydney to celebrate Interfaith Harmony.

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.

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Lailathul-Qadr Night 2009 - an invitation

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 AGM to coincide with Eid Celebrations

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.

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Second Iftar in 2009 draws an even bigger crowd

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.

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Events & Activities
Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner function July 2016

ALMA had its annual Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner which also contained a segment of ACEP Ramadan competition prize giving as well. This function was attended by a sold-out record crowd of this nature ALMA ever had. It had several activities including trivia and kids games which kept all attendees fully engaged throughout the program.

 

 
Edul Fithr July 2016

Alhamdulillah, ALMA had a great Eid Celebration on 6 July 2016 at Turkish Mosque (Youth Centre) in Auburn. A large number of people attended for prayers and thereafter everyone exchanged salams and greetings with each other.

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Ifthar function June 2016

On the invitation of the leader of the opposition (Parliament of NSW) and MP for Auburn, Hon Luke Foley, ALMA’s liaison officer Abdul Gafoor attended an Iftar function on 17th June 2016. Number of dignitaries including Grand Mufti of Australia, state and federal politicians, Islamic scholars, community leaders, leading school principals were among the invited guests.

 
Ramadan 2016

ALMA had its first (of the four) Ifthars this Ramadan on 11th June 2016 at Auburn Town Hall. Alhamdulillah, over 400 people were estimated to be present. An inspiring speech was delivered by Zac Matthews (Dr Zachariah Matthews) soon after Magrib prayers.

ALMA had the opportunity to launch the much awaited JANAZA fund and introduce the Janaza Subcommittee on that night. Alhamdulillah, over 75 family and individual members were signed up for this programme immediately. Members were also generous enough to contribute to the annual dry-rations project - the funds of which will be sent to Sri Lanka and distributed among poor and needy families in various parts of Sri Lanka next week Insha Allah.

 

 

 

 

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