The 37th Annual General Conference (AGC) together with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Islamic Foundation for Education and Welfare (IFEW) was held online due to COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday 26 September to Sunday 27 September 2020.
Starting as the Australasian Integrated Family (AIF), IFEW has been one of the pioneers in establishing daawah, education and welfare activities for almost 38 years in Sydney.
One of the offshoots of IFEW is the MEFF Eid Festival being organised for more than 36 years at the Fairfield Showground while another one is the Australasian Muslim Times AMUST currently being produced by Seena Incorporated.
The AGC brought together four generations of family members participating in a well structured balanced program with family and business reports for the past year and planning for next year.
The theme for the AGC 2020 appropriately was “Connect & Collaborate” and was broken down into two presentations by Ibrahim and Hanifah and a workshop conducted by Mobinah.
The event also included the the annual general meeting and election of trustees, shura and office bearers for the next two years 2020-2022. The AGC/AGM concluded with an address by the re-elected President of IFEW, Ms Sakinah Ahmad followed by dua by Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad.
A number of IFEW members, parts of a large extended family have been associated with Islamic activities in Australia in general and Sydney in particular for more than 48 years having founded many community organisations and working in fields of education, daawah, publications, family organisation, student, youth and women’s activities.