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Ministers and Dignitaries appreciate Muslims Positive Contributions

Minister Mark Coure and Dr Rateb Jneid

AFIC 58th Congress Dinner held at the Stamford Hotel Sydney Airport

More than 160 political, diplomatic and community leaders attended AFICís annual congress dinner to celebrate AFICís contribution to society.
Community leaders from all around Australia joined Multiculturalism Minister Mark Coure MP, Finance Minister Damien Tudehope MLC, Honourable Senator David Shoebridge, Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC, Hon. Lynda Voltz MP, Russian Ambassador His Excellency Alexey Pavlovsky, Azeri Ambassador His Excellency Ramil Gurbanov and NSW Liberal Party leader the Hon Philip Ruddock for the 2022 Congress dinner on the day when AFIC President Dr Rateb Jneid made history being elected for another 3 year term after having served for 5 years at the helm of the Australian Muslim community.

Representing the Premier of NSW, the Hon Dominic Perrottet, Minister Coure reminded the leaders about the great contributions multicultural communities made to Australian society, a message echoed by the Hon Philip Ruddock who illustrated how Australiaís multicultural and Multifaith society has made it the safest in the world.

Finance Minister of NSW the Hon. Damien Tudehope praised AFICís contributions through the treatises from the Da' wa and Iftaa manager which gave advice on Islamic finance and other matters.

Dr Rateb Jneid told the gathering that he was humbled to have received such support from the community and promised to take AFIC to higher and better levels in his second presidential term. He told the gathering about the new AFIC initiative to promote better awareness, friendship and goodwill through more literature and more involvement in the important issues that face society.
The National Grand Mufti of Australia, the Most Eminent Sheikh Abdul Quddoos Al Azhari spoke about the farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him. He explained how the great prophet reinforced human equality and womenís rights and the need for Muslims to strive to bring salvation to humanity through the Grace of Allah.

During the dinner, AFIC honoured Dr Ali Sarfraz for his services to human rights in Kashmir, Hajji Sharief Alaeddin for his services to AFIC, Fatimah El Kordy for outstanding achievement in her Masters in Legal Studies and National Grand Mufti Al Azhari for his outstanding contributions to education in Australia and India.

Dr Rateb Jneid

Hon Philip Ruddock

Minister Mark Coure, MP

Minister Damien Tudehope MLC

Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC

Hon.Senator David Shoebridge

Hon. Lynda Voltz MP

MC; Keysar Trad

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Quddoos

Shaykh Yahya Safi

Syed Zafar Hussain and Hon Philip Ruddock

Minister Mark Coure and Dr Rateb Jneid, President AFIC

Minister Mark Coure, MP and Turkish Consul General Ali Sevim

MC; Keysar Trad, CEO of Australian Federation of Islamic Councils

Turkish Consul General Ali Sevim, Syed Zafar Hussain and Bilal Aksoy

President Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Dr Rateb Jneid

Honourable Philip Ruddock

Minister of Multicultural Hon.Mark Coure, MP

Honourable Minister of Finance Damien Tudehope

Honourable Shaoquett Chaher MOSELMANE, MLC

Honourable Senator David Shoebridge

Honourable Lynda Voltz, MP

Syed Zafar Hussain of Sada-e-Watan Sydney with Minister of Multicultural Hon.Mark Coure, MP

Minister of Multicultural Hon. Mark Coure, MP

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