Lebanese Moslems Association

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The Lebanese Moslems Association is an Australian non-profit welfare organisation based in Lakemba.

The Association was founded between 1961 and 1962 as a community project aiming to serve the "social, religious, recreational and educational" needs of Australian Muslims, and to advocate on their behalf in pursuit of these aims.[1][2] The Association also owns and operates Lakemba Mosque, which is situated close to its head office and is the venue for most of its programs and events.[3]

In 2002, the LMA had more than 1100 financial members, with more than 5000 members attending Friday congregational prayers and "over tens of thousands" (members and non-members) using the Association's facilities on festive occasions.[2] Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly, the former Mufti of Australia, is also linked to the LMA, being one of its clerical advisors and an Imam at Lakemba Mosque.[4]

Public figure and spokesperson Samier Dandan has been both vice-president[2] and president[5] in his time with the LMA. Its president is Samier Dandan.[6]


References

  1. "About the Lebanese Moslems Association", LMA website. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Trad, K. "Submission to Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission's National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention", HREOC website. Retrieved on 2013-02-02.
  3. "History of Lakemba Mosque", LMA website. Retrieved on 2013-02-02.
  4. "Sheikh Services", LMA website. Retrieved on 2013-02-03.
  5. "PM - Lebanese community reacts to long sentence", Australian Broadcasting Corporation PM website. Retrieved on 2013-02-03.
  6. "AM - Australians caught in besieged town in Lebanon", ABC AM website. Retrieved on 2013-02-03.

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