Sydney Prayer Times

About ALMA

Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA) is incorporated as a non-profit making community organization in New South Wales , Australia . It was founded in 1992 by a few God fearing members whose motive was to promote Islamic values among the increasing number of Muslim population in Australia.

Main objectives of ALMA are:

  • To promote the practice and principles of the Islamic religion
  • To conserve and foster Islamic culture and beliefs
  • To promote all matters concerning the cultural and spiritual well being of Australian Muslims of Sri Lankan origin.
  • To encourage members to be good and useful citizens of Australia
  • To promote co-operation between the Association and all other organizations promoting similar objects
  • To encourage participation and contribution to the socio-cultural development of Australia
  • To provide counselling and other assistance within the scope and limitations of the Association, to members in need.
  • To provide moral and material assistance to new migrants of Sri Lankan Muslim origin.
  • To speak and make representations on behalf of Australian Muslims of Sri Lankan origin on all such matters affecting their
    • i. Religious, social, cultural and educational welfare
    • ii. Human rights
  • To promote and maintain unity and friendship among the Muslims and between them and other communities in or outside Australia
  • Initiatives on above objects shall be in accordance with the guidance of the Qur'an and Sunnah.

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.

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.