2011 - Office of Imam

Saturday 19 February 2011
221 Clive Steel Avenue Monash

In December 2009 Imam Adama Konda relocated with his family from Darwin to take the role of full time Imam at the Canberra Islamic Centre.

The Executive Committee is indeed very thankful to Imam Konda for his services and in particular for the establishment of regular daily prayer services in Jammat at the Centre. Alhumdulillah, his presence and leading of the Jummah prayers has seen our Jummah congregation steadily increasing over the last 12 months to numbers in excess of 350.

In addition, the Imam oversees the running of a range of activities for the community that include classes for children, women and men including Arabic, Quranic and Islamic classes. He also provides marriage and counselling services as well as undertaking Dawah work by visiting schools in the ACT and for visitors at the Centre.

Over the past year Imam Konda has assisted the Islamic school of Canberra (ISC) as one of their regular religious instructor.

While the tenure with the ISC is now over, this allows the services of the Imam to be extended to providing the CIC’s National Australian Islamic Library with valued input including advice and guidance on the range of matters including holdings currently being catalogued. Furthermore, his expertise as an educator of children will be invaluable in the establishment of a section of the Islamic Library catering specifically for children and the youth.