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…

New AFP Commissioner Inauguration

This morning at the Melbourne Zoo Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin hosted the inaugural Commissioner’s Morning Tea. The event was a great opportunity to highlight the importance of community engagement and social cohesion. Around 100 guests were in attendance including representatives from the Islamic Council of Victoria, Commonwealth and State Government organisations and law…

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…

2016 Eid Al-Adha Breakfast Feat. Rod Bower

The Islamic Council of Victoria hosted its first Eid Breakfast event yesterday here in Melbourne which included guest speakers such as ICV Imam Shaykh Abdinur Weli, ICV President Bayram Aktepe and keynote speaker Fr Rod Bower of the Anglican Parish of Gosford. The event was attended by representatives from many of Victoria’s major religious peak…

PM Hosts First Ever Iftar at Kirribilli House

Photo Attending the PM's Iftar at Kiribili House Representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Iftar, at Kirribilli House on Thursday 16th June 2016. Over 70 Muslim leaders, a very wide representative spectrum, from all over the country were invited and joined in this very memorable event. ICV President Bayram Aktepe noted “It was a noteworthy first for the Australian Muslim community, and what a first for our nation at large. We also believe it is sends an important message to the World, that the leaders of Australia are driving an agenda of multicultural harmony by respecting and sharing in the rich tapestry of our community”. The Prime Minister in his speech emphatically highlighted that “we are the most successful and harmonious multicultural society in the world. Our multicultural success is at the heart of our national identity. It is intrinsic to our history and our character”

Interfaith Iftar 2016

  The ICV held its second annual Interfaith Iftar at Melbourne Docklands on Saturday 11th June with a 150-person guest attendance representing diverse groups and community sectors. Br Mohammed Mohideen, ICV VP, was the MC of the program with presentations from ICV president Bayram Aktepe, Minister for Multicultural Affairs the Hon. Robin Scott, the Shadow…

Prime Minister’s Visit to the ICV

Victoria’s peak Islamic body wishes to express its sincere appreciations of the Prime Minister’s visit to the Islamic Council of Victoria. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with the ICV board and held an hour long roundtable discussion with diverse representatives of Muslim youth. The open, authentic and engaging approach of the Prime Minister resonated…