Guests at the Islamic Museum of Australia’s (IMA) Five Year Anniversary Gala Dinner held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 26 October were treated to entertainment by Canadian nasheed artist Siedd along with one of the evening’s highlights, a comedy set from friend of the Museum, Nazeem Hussain.

Nazeem Hussain performs at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner.

The record 560 guests also heard from IMA Chair Moustafa Fahour; Federal Treasurer, The Hon  Josh Frydenberg;  La Trobe University Vice Chancellor Professor John Dewar; and Captain Mona Shindy from the Royal Australian Navy delivered a rousing keynote address.

Captain Mona Shindy, keynote speaker at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner.

The Gala Dinner is an annual event bringing together people of diverse background and faiths from around the country to connect, celebrate the year’s achievements and hear from inspiring Muslim voices.

Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Live Art installation at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Guests at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Guests at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Guests at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Guests at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Guests at Islamic Museum of Australia’s Gala Dinner

Guests at Islamic Museum of Australia Gala Dinner