Friday Sermon November 25

  Friday Sermon 25-11-2016: National White Ribbon Day 2016  In the name of Allah, The All-Merciful, The Mercy-Giving, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon his noble messenger, Muhammad. Today, all mosques in Victoria will be giving khutbahs (sermon) on the topic of domestic violence toward women, as was requested by the Australian…

ICV Members Dinner 2016

  ICV Members Dinner 2016 – Tribute to Shaykh Fehmi El-Imam  On Sunday 21 November, the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) held its annual member’s dinner at Melrose Reception Centre, Melbourne and was blessed by the attendance of many supporters and well-wishers such as State Minister for Finance and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott,…

Shaykh Fehmi Biography

  Sheik Fehmi Naji El-Imam (Arabic: فهمي ناجي الإمام‎‎), may Allah the Highest, Most Gracious have mercy on him, was born in Lebanon in 1928 and migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1951. Upon entering Port Phillip Bay aboard the ship the “Hellenic Prince,” he narrated the famous supplication: “O Allah! Here I am, a stranger…

Dr Umber Rind Refugee Rally

ICV Welcomes Refugees

In reaction to yesterday’s “Battle for Eltham,” locals rallied to show support for the housing of around 120 Syrian women and children in St. Vincent’s dilapidated care services units in Melbourne’s suburb of Eltham. Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) Executive Board Member Dr. Umber Rind attended the rally to show her support for the resettlement…

2015-16 Annual Report

ICV Comments on Previous Year’s Activities & Progress   Over the past year we have been very busy. We have expanded our offered services strongly, increased the number of projects under management, embarked on a program of continuous improvement in governance and administration, reviewed our policies and made changes to our Constitution. We are very…

ICV 2016 Board

New Faces of the ICV, 2015/16 AGM

The Islamic Council of Victoria held its 2015-16 Annual General Meeting today at Jeffcott Street where over 40 member societies gathered to cast their ballots and usher in a new executive board.   Voters were surprised to see one of the largest AGM assemblies on record today. Vice President Mohammed Mohideen contested outgoing President Bayram…

Shaykh Fehmi

Obituary Notice: Shaykh Fehmi al-Imam (1928-2016)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  { سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت }  { كل  نفس ذائقة الموت }  { انا لله وانا اليه راجعون } ينعي المجلس الاسلامي في فيكتوريا ببالغ الحزن والأسى الشيخ فهمي امام مفتي أستراليا السابق الذي انتقل الى رحمة الله صباح هذا اليوم السبت 22-12-1437هـ – الموافق 24-9-2016م عن عمر ناهز الثامنة…

ICV Emergency Assist Workshop

19 September, 2016 In response to growing number of Islamophobic attacks occurring in the Victorian Community the ICV Emergency Assist Team held a community safety and risk workshop on the Tuesday, 20th September at the new Board of Imams Office in Coburg. The workshop was intended for community leaders and aimed to support leaders in…

Racism and Resilience

The Muslim community is under consistent attack by politicians and the media. We are constantly bombarded by traumatic news and images involving Muslims. Given the ongoing and relentless nature of this pressure, it is important that we have the emotional and psychological tools to survive these daily occurrences. ACTIVATE is hosting an emergency community health…