Prayer Vigil at CIC held 18 March 19 for the deceased of Christchurch 

In these, the worst of times, the best in people has reality been brought into sharp focus. The flowers and the messages of support and love that have been received over the last few days has been overwhelming and incredibly humbling. The Muslim community has been buoyed by the support given unconditionally by the wider community and for this we thank you. This vile act has been a complete failure as it failed to push a wedge amongst the peace-loving, compassionate and thoughtful people of Australia and New Zealand. To those who helped create this environment through their action and words - we say now that you will not be successful in dividing Australian community. 

The prayer vigil held at CIC Sabah al Ahmed Mosque on 18th March 19 was attended by more than 700 people from Canberran community. The few who spoke wereImam Adama Konda, Zafar Ahmad President CIC, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, Chabad ACT, Nicole Lauder MLA ACT Liberal, Alistair Coe MLA ACT Liberals, Joy Burch MLA ACT Labour, Brendan Smyth, Bishop Stephen Smith, Llewellyn Roberts Deputy HC New Zealand and David Smith, Senator ALP

Amongst the politicians and diplomats the followings presence was made know to us. Ms Gulia Jones, MLA ACT Liberal, Mark Parton MLA ACT Liberal, Elizabeth Kikkert MLA ACT Liberal, Gai Brodttman MHR ACT Labour,  Rachel Steven Smith MLA ACT Labour, Mr Ahmed Al Dagreer Counsellor Saudi Arabian Embassy, Mr Anwar Al Souly Attache Saudi Arabian Embassy, Mohammad A. Zaki Deputy Ambassador Afghanistan, Ali Burawi Counsellor Libyan Embassy and Mohammad Al-Sheetan First Secretary Kuwait Embassy.

Last but not the least the Muslims present last night have demonstrated once again that our reaction to extremism is restraint, love and compassion and that we irrespective of what some leaders say, are part of the solution and not the problem.


Women Wellness and Fitness Programme

An information session for women will be held for Wellness and Fitness Programme on Monday 26 November at 7 PM at the CIC Sabah Al Ahmad Masjid and Islamic Education Centre.  All interested girls and women are invited. Women who are caring for infants and toddlers can bring the children to this session. The session will be run by Ms Linda Berjaoui. No booking required for this free session.


Sabah Al-Ahmad Mosque and Islamic Education Centre open day on 27th October 2018 was a successful event. About 250 community members from diverse backgrounds attended the event and participated in the Q&A session followed by a guided tour of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Mosque and Islamic Education Centre. Participants and their children enjoyed BBQ, Jumping Castle, Lunch and a delicious cake with tea and coffee. A display and sale of books was also organized by Australian National Islamic Library in the main CIC Hall on this day. Information booklets on Islam and free copies of Holy Quran with translation were also distributed to the attendees.  

Executive Committee of CIC is thankful to the Open day organizers,volunteers and supporters who helped in making this event possible. 

Coverage of the open day event in The Canberra Times can be found in the link below that may be copied in your browser.