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Ministers and Dignitaries appreciate Muslims Positive Contributions
Minister Mark Coure and Dr Rateb Jneid
AFIC 58th Congress Dinner held at the Stamford Hotel Sydney Airport
More than 160 political, diplomatic and community leaders
attended AFICís annual congress dinner to celebrate AFICís contribution to
Community leaders from all around Australia joined Multiculturalism Minister Mark Coure MP, Finance Minister Damien Tudehope MLC, Honourable Senator David Shoebridge, Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC, Hon. Lynda Voltz MP, Russian Ambassador His Excellency Alexey Pavlovsky, Azeri Ambassador His Excellency Ramil Gurbanov and NSW Liberal Party leader the Hon Philip Ruddock for the 2022 Congress dinner on the day when AFIC President Dr Rateb Jneid made history being elected for another 3 year term after having served for 5 years at the helm of the Australian Muslim community.
Representing the Premier of NSW, the Hon Dominic Perrottet, Minister Coure reminded the leaders about the great contributions multicultural communities made to Australian society, a message echoed by the Hon Philip Ruddock who illustrated how Australiaís multicultural and Multifaith society has made it the safest in the world.
Finance Minister of NSW the Hon. Damien Tudehope praised AFICís contributions through the treatises from the Da' wa and Iftaa manager which gave advice on Islamic finance and other matters.
Dr Rateb Jneid told the gathering that he was humbled to have
received such support from the community and promised to take AFIC to higher
and better levels in his second presidential term. He told the gathering about
the new AFIC initiative to promote better awareness, friendship and goodwill
through more literature and more involvement in the important issues that face
The National Grand Mufti of Australia, the Most Eminent Sheikh Abdul Quddoos Al Azhari spoke about the farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him. He explained how the great prophet reinforced human equality and womenís rights and the need for Muslims to strive to bring salvation to humanity through the Grace of Allah.
During the dinner, AFIC honoured Dr Ali Sarfraz for his services to human rights in Kashmir, Hajji Sharief Alaeddin for his services to AFIC, Fatimah El Kordy for outstanding achievement in her Masters in Legal Studies and National Grand Mufti Al Azhari for his outstanding contributions to education in Australia and India.
Dr Rateb Jneid
Hon Philip Ruddock
Minister Mark Coure, MP
Minister Damien Tudehope MLC
Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC
Hon.Senator David Shoebridge
Hon. Lynda Voltz MP
MC; Keysar Trad
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Quddoos
Shaykh Yahya Safi
Syed Zafar Hussain and Hon Philip Ruddock
Minister Mark Coure and Dr Rateb Jneid, President AFIC
Minister Mark Coure, MP and Turkish Consul General Ali Sevim
MC; Keysar Trad, CEO of Australian Federation of Islamic Councils
Turkish Consul General Ali Sevim, Syed Zafar Hussain and Bilal Aksoy
President Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Dr Rateb Jneid
Honourable Philip Ruddock
Minister of Multicultural Hon.Mark Coure, MP
Honourable Minister of Finance Damien Tudehope
Honourable Shaoquett Chaher MOSELMANE, MLC
Honourable Senator David Shoebridge
Honourable Lynda Voltz, MP
Syed Zafar Hussain of Sada-e-Watan Sydney with Minister of Multicultural Hon.Mark Coure, MP
Minister of Multicultural Hon. Mark Coure, MP
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