The Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims (IFAM) held its 25th Annual General Meeting  on Saturday 27 October 2018 at Bonnyrigg Community Centre in Sydney.

IFAM is an Australia-wide grass root registered non-profit organisation with branches in most states of Australia. It advocates Muslims to live in accordance with the teachings of Islam and peaceful citizens of this country.

Starting as a humble youth movement during the early nineties, it now has a well organised and highly motivated cadre of members and supporters with a large number of study circles in various suburbs as well as operating mosques and musallahs.

Regular family camps, training sessions and talks are organised by IFAM for members as well as for general public on various Islamic themes. One of its most successful programs is the annual Children’s Islamic Quiz competition.

IFAM works hand in hand with Charity Australia, an aid organisation and Saarban Islamic Trust managing its mosque and other properties as well as House of Sakinah, Women’s support Centre. IFAM is also a constituent of CAMO, Collaboration of Muslim Organisations.

Oath taking ceremony of all 12 Shura Members by the President. From right Br Abdul Ghaffar Khan (ACT), Br Rais Ahmed Khan (President), Br Irshad Ahmed, Br Syed Zain ul Abdin, Br Muhammad Anees Qureshi, Br Wajahat Ali Khan Rana, Br Muhammad Hamid Abbasi, Br Usaid Khalil (Secretary General), Br Javed Akhtar (NSW), Br Chaudhary Rab Nawaz, Br Khurram Jawaid and Dr Chaudhary Kashif Aziz (Vice President).

The AGM 2018 was attended by  57 MGMs (Member of General Meeting) and 2 guests with special invitation. There were 9 female MGMs attending IFAM AGM for the first time, a move to involve women in the Central operations of IFAM.

A series of elections were conducted by Br Siddiq Buckley (AIM), Br Mohemed Fazli (ALMA) and Dr Abdur Rahman Haider (IPDC). Br Siddiq Buckley was nominated as the Chief Election Officer.

The first election was held to elect IFAM Central President where Br Rais Ahmed Khan was elected as President for the session of 2018-2021.

The second election was conducted where the following 9 IFAM Central Shura (Consultative Body) Members were successful:

  1. Br Muhammad Anees Qureshi
  2. Dr Chaudhary Kashif Aziz
  3. Br Usaid Khalil
  4. Br Wajahat Ali Khan Rana
  5. Br Syed Zain ul Abdin
  6. Br Chaudhary Rab Nawaz
  7. Br Irshad Ahmed
  8. Br Muhammad Hamid Abbasi
  9. Br Muhammad Khurram Jawaid

The third election chose the following Shura members to represent their states in the Central Shura:

  1. Br Javed Akhtar, New South Wales
  2. Br Mohsin Fasi, Victoria
  3. Br Abdul Gaffar Khan, Australian Capital Territory

The fourth and final election was held for Vice President and Secretary General among the Shura members by the Shura members and the President:

Dr Chaudhary Kashif Aziz, Vice President.

Br Usaid Khalil, Secretary General.