Welcome to Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA)
Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA) is incorporated as a not-for-profit community organisation in New South Wales, Australia. It was founded in 1992 by a few Muslims of Sri Lankan background whose initial motive was to provide a common platform to bring together the increasing number of Sri Lankan Muslims arriving in Australia.
Since its inception, ALMA has grown gradually welcoming the new migrants, students and visitors strengthening its membership and broadening its horizons along the way. Today it is a well recognised organisation that has links with federal, state and local government bodies, other non-government agencies and local community organisations.
Insha Allah, ALMA will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, tomorrow Thursday, 9th August 2013. We apologise for any inconvenience due to this late announcement as we had to wait for confirmation.
Arrangements have been made to conduct Eid prayers at Auburn Park (map) [corner of Macquarie Rd and Simpson St, Auburn 2144]. The programme is scheduled as follows:
7:30 AM - Thakbeer (click here to listen)
8:00 AM - Eid Prayers & Sermon
8:35 AM - Exchange of Salaams and greetings
8:45 AM - Eid Breakfast
Just in case if it rains in the morning (around the scheduled prayer time), we have made arrangements to shift the venue to the following location.
First day Dhul Hijja started on Wednesday, 17th October 2012 and accordingly Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA) will Insha Allah celebrate Eid-ul-Adhha on Friday 26 October 2012.
ALMA has made arrangements for Eid prayers and breakfast at Auburn Park (Cnr of Macquarie Rd and Simpson Street, Auburn 2144).
Thakbeer - 7:30 AM
Prayers/Quthba - 8:00 AM
Followed by exchange of Salams & wishes, and breakfast.
ALL praise is due to Allaah, and may He render our Prophet Muhammad safe from every derogatory thing, and exalt his mention, and the mention of his household and Companions.
Ibn Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days; meaning the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. They inquired: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah? He said: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah, unless one goes out for Jihad sacrificing both his life and property and returning with neither. (Al-Bukhaari)
[8 July 2013]
The new moon of Ramadhan has NOT been sighted anywhere in Australia or any neighbouring countries tonight (Monday, 8 July 2013). Accordingly, ALMA EXCO has made decision to begin the month of Ramadhan from Wednesday, 10th July. Along with Imam Council of NSW, many other associations in Sydney too have concluded that the month of Sha'ban will be completed with 30 days.
Tharaweeh prayers will be held in most of the mosques from tomorrow night. Please check your local mosque for further details.
Insha Allah, an email with details of the four Ifthar and Lylathul Qadr night programmes will be circulated shortly.
ALMA EXCO wish everyone a blessed and spiritual month of Ramadhan.
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The Gillard Government will extend tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to enable them to visit their family in Australia for longer, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced today.
'I know that many people are patiently waiting in the queue for a parent visa so we want to provide more generous tourist visas to enable regular extended family visits,' Mr Bowen said.