Sydney: In a historic event filled with joyful chants of “Allahu Akbar” and concluded with a promise of annual conventions, the IFAM convention witnessed over five thousand attendees of diverse backgrounds and generations.
The convention, held over two days, proved to be a resounding success. It not only featured informative sessions, as detailed in our previous report, but it also left a profound impact on the Muslim audience, nurturing their faith for all seasons.
President Rais Khan expressed heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming response and the divine grace that made the convention possible. He emphasized that without Allah’s blessings, such a monumental event would have been unattainable.
Remarkably, the convention’s sessions, including talks by renowned international Muslim leaders like Dr. Yasir Qadhi and Dr. Mohsin Ansari, went exceptionally well. Attendees lauded these sessions for providing valuable insights into the challenges faced by Western Muslims, the blessings of diversity, and the importance of echoing the wisdom of prominent Muslim figures.
These sessions not only educated but also served as a source of inspiration, instilling a deeper sense of faith and conviction among the attendees. It was a testament to the significance of such Islamic events, which serve as a platform to strengthen the bonds of the Muslim community living in Australia.
President Rais Khan praised the tireless efforts of IFAM’s dedicated youth team, recognizing them as heroes who worked selflessly only for the pleasure of Allah. He reiterated the importance of their commitment, which extended beyond personal aspirations.
The convention’s success marked the beginning of unity among diverse Muslim communities in the country, transcending ethnic, racial, and linguistic boundaries. It underscored the vital role of such gatherings in promoting Islamic values and education in Australia while solidifying the bonds within the minority Muslim community.
Prominent political and religious leaders, including Grand Mufti Ibrahim and the President of the National Imams Council of Australia, Shady Alsuleiman, actively participated in the convention, contributing to various programs and expressing their unwavering support for IFAM.
Dr. Yasir Qadhi, a distinguished scholar from the United States, hailed the convention as a historic event for Australian Muslims, envisioning it as a beacon of success for future generations and a means to illuminate the path of Islam’s propagation in Australia.
Dr. Mohsin Ansari, President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), echoed these sentiments, highlighting the convention’s significance in revitalizing the faith and enthusiasm of the youth while strengthening their bonds within the community.
As Muslims living in a minority in Australia, events like IFAM’s convention play a crucial role in fostering unity, understanding, and solidarity among the community members. The convention’s success was a testament to the importance of such gatherings in maintaining a strong and resilient Muslim identity in the face of challenges.
In closing, it’s worth noting that The News Tribe and Jasarat played pivotal roles as the golden sponsors of the convention, contributing to its resounding success and underscoring the collective effort to strengthen the bonds of the Australian Muslim community.
As IFAM looks ahead to future conventions, there’s optimism that these gatherings will continue to serve as pillars of faith, unity, and solidarity for Australian Muslims, reinforcing their identity and promoting understanding among all segments of society.