The Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims (IFAM) held its 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) online via Zoom on Saturday 23 October 2021.
An overwhelming number of Members of General Meeting (MGM) participated in addition to some observers at the AGM.
The Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims is a leading Australian Muslim organisation dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values.
Since 1993, IFAM has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.
The AGM started with the Quran recitation by Br Faraz Mahmood President of IFAM Perth, followed by Hadith by Br Abdul Gaffar Khan a MGM from Brisbane.
The State Secretary of IFAM Victoria Br Qaizer Nasir presented ethics and etiquettes of AGM and followed by Imam Jawad Ahmed, Director “Why Islam” USA (ICNA) giving a motivational talk, Nasiha.
Various reports were presented including the annual financial report, consolidated IFAM central report, IFAM State and Halaqah reports and Presidential report.
The election for Central Office Bearers – 2021-24 was conducted in stages by Br Siddiq Buckley (AIM) as the Chief Election Officer, Br Muhammad Moniruzzman (IPDC) and Sheikh Ahmed Ibrahim Oaf (AIM).
A. The first election was held to elect IFAM Central President where Br Rais Ahmed Khan was elected President.
B. The second election were held to elect 9 IFAM Central Shura (Consultative Body) Members:
1. Dr Chaudhary Kashif Aziz
2. Br Chaudhary Rab Nawaz
3. Br Irshad Ahmed
4. Br Muhammad Anis Qureshi
5. Br Muhammad Hamid Abbasi
6. Br Muhammad Khurram Jawaid
7. Br Javed Akhtar
8. Br Usaid Khalil
9. Br Wajahat Ali Khan Rana
C. The third election were also held for States Shura members. The following Brothers were elected as Shura members by MGM of their respective states to represent their State in Central Shura:
10. Br Khurram Ali Khan, Australian Capital Territory
11. Br Shaukat Cheema, New South Wales
12. Br Jamil Chaudhry, Victoria
D. The fourth election were also held for Central Sisters Shura members. The following Sisters were elected as Shura members by MGM of Women Division:
13. Sr Nabeela Rais
14. Sr Humaira Saeed
15. Sr Najia Khalil
E. The fifth and final election was also held for Vice President and Secretary General among the Shura members. The following brothers were elected by President and 15 shura members:
Dr Chaudhary Kashif Aziz, Vice President
Br Usaid Khalil, Secretary General
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