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Festival for the Elderly - Annual dinner event

South Asian Muslim Association of Australia Inc. (SAMAA), a devoted Muslim organisation providing benevolent services to the elderly Muslims in Sydney is organisng an annual dinner event called "Jashne Buzurg" - "Festival for the Elderly" on Saturday 12th March 2011 at the Auburn Town Hall. ALMA members have been invited to take part in this event and support the good work they have been doing for the elderly Muslims in the community. We encourage you to participate and support their good work.

 

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ALMA Participate in Grand Celebration of 63rd Sri Lanka Independence Day in Sydney

ALMA participated with several other Sri Lankan community organisations in Sydney to support the Sri Lanka Consul General's office to organise the 63rd Sri Lanka Independence day in a grand scale. The celebrations took place at the Roselea Community Centre in Carlingford on Saturday 5 February 2011.

Several ALMA representatives were involved in the event that included Independence Day messages, recognition of high achievers at HSC exams in 2010 and a cultural show.

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A Note of Thanks from Br. Nufail

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.

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A large crowd attend Janaza Ghaib prayers for Sr. Azaria Nufail

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 executive committee was well supported by a number of volunteers to organise the event. As requested by Br. Nufail, Janaza Ghaib prayer was a combined community effort. This clearly signified the unifying attributes that Sr. Azaria had on so many members in the community.

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Cleanup Australia Day 2011 - ALMA will participat​e for the 6th consecutiv​e year

ALMA in collaboration with the Auburn Council will participate in the Cleanup Australia Day event for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday 6th March 2011. The premises allocated for ALMA is the Auburn Botanical Garden/Japanese garden and the Ducks river bank area. Everyone is kindly requested to arrive at 9.00 a.m. to pick up bags, gloves etc. that the Auburn Council will provide. All are encouraged to attend.

Unlike last year, the Auburn Council is not organising separate BBQs at cleaning sites. Instead they have one BBQ at the Auburn Park to which we are invited. Therefore ALMA is making preparations to organise our own BBQ at the Auburn Botanical Gardens - public BBQ area. We need to know the number of participants who will be taking part in the Cleanup event to plan the BBQ. Please contact us via email and confirm your participation.

A certicficate will be presented to high school students attending the cleanup event.

 

63rd Independence Day Celebrations

A number of Sydney based Sri Lankan associations with the active sponsorship of the Sri Lanka Consulate Office in Sydney have been celebrating the independence day of Sri Lanka annually for several years. ALMA also has actively participated over the years in these celebrations and provided support for the cultural program, reading independence day messages, religious observances etc.

This year, the 63rd independence day celebrations will be held on Saturday 05 February 2011 at the Roselea Community Centre, 645 Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford. All community members are invited to attend. The event starts at 6.00 pm and the guests are requested to be seated by 5.45 pm. The event also encompasses recognition of high achievers at the HSC exams. The cultural show finishes at 10.00 pm.

 

ALMA Appeal: For Queensland's & Sri Lanka's flood victims

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.

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Regents Park Community Hub user's meeting

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.

ALMA was represented by Br. Mohamed Fazli and Dr. Mohamed Anzar at the meeting where several other Hub users also participated. ALMA made a successful proposal to extend the use of the allocated hours for ALMA on alternative Fridays (second and fourth Fridays of every month) from 6.00 pm until 11.00 pm.

Insha Allah, ALMA will be drawing up a new plan for the efficient use of the premises during the allocated times. The new time table has been decided until the 30 June 2011.

 
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Events & Activities
25th Anniversary Cricket Tournament winners

The Cricket tournament organised by ALMA making their 25th Anniversary Celebrations ended on a very high note of success.   12 Teams participated and after a nail biting semi-finals, Six Hearts became the clear winners on the day.

 
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.

 

 
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.

 
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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