The Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) is delighted to welcome the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Anthony Albanese, as a very special guest at Lakemba Mosque this Friday, 6 October.

The Prime Minister will address the congregation at the conclusion of the Jumu’ah prayer with regard to the upcoming Referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

LMA President Hafez Alameddine told AMUST, “This will be Mr Albanese’s first visit to Lakemba Mosque since being elected Prime Minister in May last year and we look forward to welcoming him to Australia’s most recognised and most iconic masjid for this Muslim community event.”

“We also take this opportunity to thank the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC), who are our partners in this joint initiative and who played an integral role in Mr Albanese’s visit to Lakemba Mosque coming to fruition.”

Iman Sheikh Shadi Alsuleiman, the President of ANIC, said, “The Prime Minister’s visit to Lakemba Mosque is part of a national initiative in co-ordinating all mosques in Australia to dedicate their Friday sermons leading up the Referendum, in support of the Voice, as the Australian Muslim community has been proudly supporting the Voice.”

AMUST will have a detailed report on Mr Albanese’s visit to Lakemba Mosque following the event.


LMA president Hafez Alameddine

ANIC president Sheikh Shadi Alsuleiman