Message from Gladys Berejiklian MP
Jul18

Message from Gladys Berejiklian MP

It is with great pleasure that I convey my best wishes to the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair. This important event allows the community to experience multiculturalism at its best, with an atmosphere of peace, unity and acceptance. As the Muslim community comes together to celebrate through food, song and prayer over Eid-ul-Fitr, we are reminded of the important principles of kindness, honestly, family and charity. In bringing...

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Message from Tony Burke MP
Jun29

Message from Tony Burke MP

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the organisers and volunteers of the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair and participants on the upcoming Eid festivities. Each year, the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair committee organisers work tirelessly to create a space where the celebration of Eid can be enjoyed by Australian Muslims and locals from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. The celebration of Eid is an opportunity for...

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Message from Julia Finn MP
Jun23

Message from Julia Finn MP

Eid is a time of rejoicing and celebration. It’s a time of blessing and. peace, it’s a time to reflect and ponder, it’s a time to celebrate together. On this very special occasion I am delighted to send my best wishes to participants in the 2018 Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair. I would very much like to extend my sincerest congratulations in recognition MEFF’s long history as the first, largest and...

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Message from Jihad Dib MP
Jun23

Message from Jihad Dib MP

I wish all of the attendees at the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair an Eid Mubarak. Eid al Fitr for me is about spending time with loved ones and reflecting on the past month. It was heart-warming to see how people, from different faiths and backgrounds, came together in Ramadan for the simple act of sharing a meal. I congratulate the organisers and volunteers of the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair for providing this wonderful...

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Message from Chris Hayes MP
Jun23

Message from Chris Hayes MP

It gives me great pleasure to join with you and provide this message for the annual Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair (MEFF) 2018. I commend the commitment and dedication of the organising committee and volunteers, who put on this major event every year in our local community, for all of us to enjoy. MEFF continues to grow and spread the word of peace and social harmony, whilst at the same time combining fun and family...

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Message from Ray Williams MP
Jun19

Message from Ray Williams MP

I am delighted to send my best wishes to those attending the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair – a celebration showcasing our state’s diversity. More than 35 communities will be represented at the annual festival and fair. As the Minister for Multiculturalism, I commend its organisers, the hard-working leaders and staff of the Australian MEFF Consortium, for arranging an event that promotes social cohesion and community harmony. I...

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Message from Aamir Ahmad

The revelations of the Qur’an came to change all humanity – we pray that may Allah ease the sufferings of all humanity and give us peace in this world. We pray that this festival – The Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair – is able to continue to showcase the unity of all Muslims and people of other faiths and backgrounds. Message from Aamir Ahmad President of...

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Message from Ismail Davids

Eid Mubarak!  May you all have a very happy and blessed Eid and may Allah accept all our fasts and prayers during this Ramadan and may He grant us the ability to witness many more Ramadans to come. Ameen. Enjoy these amazing days and do keep the NZF team and all those who need our help in your duas. Thank you for your ongoing support! Message from Ismail Davids Director of NZF...

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Message from Ray Williams MP

I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone organising and attending the 34th Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair in Sydney. This marks Eid ul-Fitr, the end of the blessed month of Ramadan and a chance for Australian Muslims to reflect on their faith. Thousands of people now flock to festivals such as this, which have helped Australians from other backgrounds discover the richness and diversity of Australian Muslim traditions....

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Message from Rais Khan

On this happy occasion, as we celebrate Eid in Australia, we are reminded that our obligations are still outstanding when we think of our children, sisters and brothers suffering all over the world . This occasion should also remind us to tolerate our minor differences so that we can prepare ourselves for higher and more noble purposes. May Allah enable us to understand Islam and act according to its actual precepts’. Message...

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We pray that the Holy Month of Ramadan has been a time of great blessing to our Muslim fellow Australians and we are deeply grateful for the generous hospitality shown to us at the many Iftar dinners that we had the privilege of attending. We look forward to the continued deepening of relationship between the children of Abraham. Eid Mubarak. Message from Father Rod Bower Anglican Parish of...

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Message from Dr Q Ashfaq Ahmad

Once again we come together to rejoice and celebrate the end of Ramadan. And yet again we do so with the world, particularly the Muslim world, in turmoil. It is easy to lose heart and to retract inward with this context. Yet the opposite is what is needed. More than ever, we need to reach out and make connections. Between fellow Muslims, irrespective of background, and between our fellow human beings, in our neighbourhood, community...

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Message from Chris Hayes MP

It gives me great pleasure to join with you and provide this message for the annual Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair (MEFF) 2017. I would like to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of the organising committee and volunteers, who put on this major event every year in our local community, for all of us to enjoy. MEFF continues to grow and spread the word of peace and social harmony, whilst at the same time combining fun and...

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Message from Gladys Berejiklian MP

I am delighted to extend my best wishes to everyone attending the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair as we celebrate the end of the blessed month of Ramadan. Following the fasting and contemplation which takes place during Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr is a time when the Muslim community can come together and celebrate through food, songs and prayer. For over 30 years the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair has been a platform where the...

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Message from Bill Shorten MP

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all who are celebrating the joyous occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month of fasting for Muslims in Australia and around the world. It is a time of spiritual reflection, prayer and service to those less fortunate. As the new moon rises, and over the next three days, thousands of Muslims will come together to celebrate the bonds of faith, family and community with...

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Message from Malcolm Turnbull MP

As Ramadan comes to a close, it is my pleasure to wish Australia’s Muslim community a blessed and joyful Eid-ul-Fitr. Ramadan is a month of spiritual renewal and recommitment to the values of gratitude, charity and compassion. As you gather with friends and family to welcome the new crescent moon, I hope you find much delight and fulfilment in this sacred celebration. Eid is also significant as a time to appreciate the freedoms we...

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Message from Sharon Bird

I would like to support and send my best wishes to everyone attending the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair on 2 August, 2015. I have had the pleasure of attending many IFTAR family dinners and have enjoyed the celebration of multiculturalism. In my electorate of Cunningham The Illawarra People for Peace movement recently formed to promote peace and harmony in the Illawarra. They have hosted Interfaith BBQs and events that have...

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Message from Michelle Rowland

It gives me great pleasure to send my best wishes to everyone attending the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair. As Ramadan comes to an end, the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair brings the community together to celebrate and honour the blessings of a renewed faith through acts of charity and kindness. In celebrating this auspicious event we also acknowledge the outstanding contribution of the Australian Muslim community. As with...

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Message from Matt Thistlethwaite

Warmest wishes for Eid, This is a time for celebration, coming together in peace, unity and harmony. Australia’s greatest assets are our diversity, multiculturalism, and our respect for each other. The Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair is a shining example of that togetherness and a reminder of what makes multicultural Australia such an amazing place. I wish you a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak. Message from Matt...

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Message from Chris Hayes

It gives me great pleasure to join with you and provide this message for the annual Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair (MEFF) 2015. I would like to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of the organising committee and volunteers, who put on this major event every year in our local community, for all of us to enjoy. MEFF continues to grow and spread the word of peace and social harmony, whilst at the same time combining fun and...

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Message from Dr Mehreen Faruqi

On behalf of the Greens NSW, I wish you and your family a safe and happy Eid celebration In our multicultural society, festivals like the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair create an opportunity for everyone to come together and build cross-cultural understandings and harmony. Eid Mubarak! Message from Dr Mehreen Faruqi Greens NSW...

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Message from Ed Husic

As-Salamu alaykum dear friends, Following the holy month of Ramadan, we now enter a special time of peace and unity, with family, friends and the wider community joining to support those in need and to promote goodwill and harmony across the world. The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF) has become a major focal point and terrific unifying occasion. I would like recognise and commend the Australian Multicultural Community on...

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Message from Julie Owens

The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair was the first festival to celebrate Eid in Australia and I am thrilled that it has again returned to Western Sydney. I want to thank MEFF for encouraging this festival as a time where Islamic and non-Islamic communities can come together, promoting harmony and friendship. Thank you for demonstrating to our wider community the beauty and strength of your faith and culture. I would also like to...

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Message from Laurie Ferguson

I have been attending Fairfield’s Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair for many, many years.  This has given me an awareness of the dedication of the founders, their family and supporters. It was the pathfinder and is the pacemaker of Eid celebrations.  Importantly it does not have narrowness – The displays, the performers, the food and the attendees cover the breadth of the Islamic World.  I can also say from my experience that it is...

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Message from Kate Lundy, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Minister Assisting for Innovation and Industry

It is with great pleasure that I send my warmest greetings to the Muslim community as they celebrate the Eid Festival. Ramadan has been a time of fasting and prayer. Ramadan has also been a time to serve the less fortunate, a reminder of the obligations that people have to each other. I would like to acknowledge the efforts and recognise the achievements of the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair Management Committee, which has...

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Message from Victor Dominello MP Minister for Citizenship and Communities Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Aug18

Message from Victor Dominello MP Minister for Citizenship and Communities Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

It is with great pleasure that I send my best wishes to the organisers of the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair 2013. Celebrating its 29th anniversary, MEFF has become one of the most anticipated community events among the rich diversity of annual cultural celebrations held in NSW. Coming after the fasting month of Ramadan, the event is a wonderful opportunity for Muslim families and friends to come together to celebrate meeting...

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Message from The Honourable Kevin Rudd Prime Minister of Australia
Aug07

Message from The Honourable Kevin Rudd Prime Minister of Australia

Message from The Honourable Kevin Rudd Prime Minister of Australia Congratulations on celebrating the 29th year of the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair and congratulations on another successful year of contribution and work for Islamic communities in Australia. The success of Australia’s multiculturalism is built on the commitment of all Australians to a nation united by tolerance, mutual respect and care for others, and enriched...

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Message from Dr Hassan El-Laithy Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Aug05

Message from Dr Hassan El-Laithy Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt

I send my heartfelt congratulations for the celebration of Eid al Fitr, marking the conclusion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair provides a way for Australian Muslims to celebrate together and to enjoy all of the pleasures and joys of the Eid, following the Holy Month of Ramadan. I appreciate the work of MEFF to bring people together. This coming together is not only to celebrate, but is also a...

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Message from Chris Hayes MP Federal Member for Fowler
Aug01

Message from Chris Hayes MP Federal Member for Fowler

Message from Chris Hayes MP Chief Government Whip 29th Multicultural Eid Festival   It is always an honour and privilege to be a part of the annual Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair.   Now in its 29th year, the festival continues to grow and spread the word of peace and harmony, whilst at the same time combining fun and family entertainment.   The festival provides an opportunity for all Australians to join with those...

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Message from Barry O’Farrell MP Premier of NSW
Aug28

Message from Barry O’Farrell MP Premier of NSW

It is a pleasure to send my best wishes to those attending the Multicultural Eid Festival – a wonderful celebration of religious commitment, cultural diversity

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Message from The Honourable Julia Gillard  Prime Minister of Australia
Aug28

Message from The Honourable Julia Gillard Prime Minister of Australia

I am delighted to provide this message of support to all those attending this year’s Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF), and commend the organisation by the Australian MEFF Consortium.   For 28 years, the MEFF has been an important part of Sydney’s multicultural celebrations. An event that began in 1985, run by the Islamic Foundation for Education and Welfare, has now become a national showcase of Islamic unity and...

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Message from Chris Bowen MP Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
Aug28

Message from Chris Bowen MP Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

I am pleased to extend my best wishes to the organisers and attendees of the 28th MEFF Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair on 2 September at Fairfield Showground in my electorate.   Eid is a festive occasion for Muslims in Australia and around the world, as it celebrates the completion of the holy month of Ramadan.   Following a month of fasting and reflection, Eid is a time for people of Muslim faith to pray, spend time...

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Message from Chris Hayes MP Federal Member for Fowler
Aug28

Message from Chris Hayes MP Federal Member for Fowler

I am honoured to represent the Prime Minister and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs at the 28th Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair. I have attended the festival many times and each year I am taken with the vibrancy and enthusiasm shown by all those involved. The festival not only showcases Australia’s rich cultural diversity but is a celebration of the completion of Ramadan. Australian Muslims have contributed...

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Message from The Hon Victor Dominello MP Minister for Citizenship and Communities Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Aug28

Message from The Hon Victor Dominello MP Minister for Citizenship and Communities Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

After the demands of the Ramadan season it is time to relax and enjoy some leisure time. Non Muslims can also join in and experience the joy that comes after the month-long period of sacrifice. This sharing builds on our well-known tradition of acceptance and understanding. The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair is a permanent fixture on Sydney’s cultural calendar whose popularity continues to spread. It is a wonderful occasion to...

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Message From Julie Owens MP Member for Parramatta

Happy Eid Eid Mubarak Ramadan is the most important month of the year for thousands of Muslims in my electorate. Eid celebrations mark the end of Ramadan. Eid is a day of celebration for Muslims in Parramatta. It is celebrated with the giving of gifts and sharing of food. Parramatta is richly multicultural; we embrace the religious and cultural traditions of our diverse population. This diversity adds to our strength, injecting energy...

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Message From Hafez Kassem President Of Muslims Australia (AFIC)
Aug28

Message From Hafez Kassem President Of Muslims Australia (AFIC)

It is with great pleasure that I convey my best wishes to the Multi-Cultural Eid Festival and Fair and congratulate the organisers of the celebration of Eid al Fitri which has become great social and cultural event.   Eid-ul Fitr is a day of thanksgiving, a day of remembrance, a day of victory, a day of harvest, a day of forgiveness, and above all a day of peace and happiness.   In our times of joy, let us remember the...

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Message from Laurie Ferguson MP Federal Member for Werriwa
Aug28

Message from Laurie Ferguson MP Federal Member for Werriwa

My connection with the Multicultural Eid Festival is long-standing.  At the outset I congratulate the Ahmad family for their unrelenting endeavours for this important Sydney wide event.  They have been major forces for understanding and acceptance as well as the joy that families experience at this event. The festival attracts a multicultural mix of Australians of Islamic faith and more particularly in recent years increasing numbers...

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Message from Liverpool City Mayor Wendy Waller & Liverpool Councillors

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest greetings to everyone attending  The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair as you celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. This annual event offers thousands of Australians the opportunity to share the joy of Eid-ul-Fitr and the traditional celebrations that follow. On this special occasion may peace, harmony and unity be with you all within your home, workplace,...

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Message from Frank Carbone Mayor of Fairfield City
Aug28

Message from Frank Carbone Mayor of Fairfield City

On behalf of Fairfield City Council, I wish you a festive Eid as you celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan with friends and family. The Eid al-Adha celebrations, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice or Festival of Sacrifice, are an important annual Islamic ceremony for Muslims around the world. Eid has a special atmosphere of peace, respect, giving and receiving. It is a time for family and friends to exchange gifts and...

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Message from Shaoquett Moselmane MLC

Dear Brother & Sisters,   I want to wish you, MEFF management committee and all Muslims in Australia and worldwide Eid Mubarak, Peace and prosperity.   Eid for Muslims and non-Muslims represents a celebration of giving, piety, peacefulness, generosity, mutual respect and compassion.   Eid ul Fitr teaches us patience, sacrifice and humility.   I therefore wish all Muslim Australians a happy Eid, Eid Mubarak to...

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Message from Dr Q Ashfaq Ahmad
Sep04

Message from Dr Q Ashfaq Ahmad

Dear Honoured Guests, MEFF audience, MEFF Management and Executive Committees We may not be aware but we are living through a time which will in the future be considered historic. Historic in a sense that it is a time when Muslims throughout the world are coming to terms with their own rights and responsibilities and non-Muslims, particularly those in the West, are coming to terms with such as Muslims. It is a re-defining moment. The...

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Message from Nick Lalich
Sep04

Message from Nick Lalich

On behalf of Fairfield City Council I wish you all an extremely joyous Eid as you celebrate the end of Ramadan. I have always been fascinated by the month of Ramadan and have spoken to members of our Muslim community who describe it as a spiritual month of reflection – teaching patience, sacrifice and humility. Ramadan allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control and sympathy for those who are less fortunate. You...

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Message from Barry O’Farrell MP
Sep04

Message from Barry O’Farrell MP

It is with great pleasure that I convey my best wishes to the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair. This important event allows the community to experience multiculturalism at its best, with an atmosphere of peace, unity and acceptance. New South Wales has a diverse social and cultural fabric and I commend the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair in its promotion and celebration of diversity, tolerance and community in this State. The...

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Message from Barbara Perry MP
Sep04

Message from Barbara Perry MP

I am honoured to be included in this souvenir publication celebrating the 27th Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair. Multiculturalism represents one of the most beautiful and unique aspects of the life of our state; the Islamic community have proven themselves to be invaluable partners in establishing the rich identity we share- and the harmony that binds us together. Eid celebrations are a timely reminder of the value that Islam holds...

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Message from Chris Bowen MP
Sep04

Message from Chris Bowen MP

It is with great pleasure that I extend my best wishes to the organisers and participants of the 2011 Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair in Fairfield. I congratulate the organisers of this successful annual event that is not only an important occasion in my electorate of McMahon, but has also become one of Sydney’s biggest cultural celebrations. Australia is a richly multicultural nation which embraces the religious and cultural...

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Message from from Stepan Kerkyasharian
Sep04

Message from from Stepan Kerkyasharian

The Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair is a significant event on the crowded New South Wales festival calendar. It is the day when the Islamic community showcases itself to the whole society of New South Wales. What we see is a well-settled community keen to celebrate a significant achievement in completing the physical and spiritual demands of the holy month of Ramadan for another year. We also see that Islam is now one of the...

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Message From Stepan Kerkyasharian
Sep26

Message From Stepan Kerkyasharian

That this festival has been running for so many years underscores the fact that the Islamic Community in New South Wales is well established and able to operate effectively in this society.

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Message from Dr. Q. Ashfaq Ahmad
Sep26

Message from Dr. Q. Ashfaq Ahmad

Message from Dr. Q. Ashfaq Ahmad  Patron of MEFF The advancement of Science and Technology has ushered a sophisticated era of material comforts and facilities for the enjoyment and entertainment of humanity. But this achievement has been at the cost of some degree pollution of minds and hearts and the environment that has deprived us from the care, love and sympathy for other humans around the world. We all have become more engrossed...

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Message From Chris Hayes MP
Sep26

Message From Chris Hayes MP

Message From Chris Hayes MP Federal Member for Fowler I am honoured to write this message for the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair 2010. This is a wonderful event which showcases Australia’s rich cultural diversity and allows for a celebration of the completion of Ramadan. Ramadan signifies the strengthening of the Muslim faith and MEFF is a celebration of this faith. MEFF serves to highlight the colour, vibrance and diversity of...

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Message from Ikebal Adam Patel
Sep26

Message from Ikebal Adam Patel

Message from Ikebal Adam Patel President of AFIC On behalf of the Executive Committee and staff of Muslims Australia – AFIC I wish you all a joyous Eid celebration. Now as we celebrate this Eid festival, let me wish you, your families and loved ones and friends a fantastic time of celebration. I congratulate the organizers of this festival on your hard work and determination to present an excellent source of joy and entertainment to...

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