The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) declared last Friday 27 November 2015 as ‘National Khutbah (Sermon) Day’ in conjunction with ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ that was marked on Wednesday 25 November 2015. 

ANIC called upon Imams around the country to deliver the coordinated Friday’s khutbah in all Australian mosques and Friday congregational prayer venues denouncing all forms of domestic violence.

Imams were urged to talk during their khutbah on equality and respect for women and Islamic teachings on Kind and compassionate treatment of women.

“Domestic violence is a growing problem in Australia and it is the community’s obligation to stand against all forms of violence in the home targeting women, children and aging parents.” The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed said.

“Each and every Australian Imam shares in the obligation to educate the community about the evils and harms of domestic violence. Hence I call upon Imams to rally in full support of the campaign to denounce domestic violence in their Mosques.”

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