Events

23 Feb
2019

International Mother Language Day

Date:
Saturday 23 February 2019
Detail:

Celebrating International Mother Language Day 2019.

"GAMCI congratulates br Noorudin and family for representing GAMCI and the Muslim community at the Mother language international day event in Pakenham library.

His family’s performance and his presentations on Yoruba language and Nigerian culture was exceptional and without any doubt the best of all presentations.

Well done and thanks to Bro Remi family.

International Mother Language Day Photos

Mother Language Flyer

09 Feb
2019

Prophet's Birthday

Date:
Saturday 09 February 2019
Time:
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Maghrib Prayers in Congregation
Locaiton:
Federation University Student Union Lounge
Meal:
One Dish Program
Detail:

6th Annual Mawlid to commemorate the Birth of the Prophet (SAW)

As in prior years children are invited to present a short Surah; Nasheed; or a story about the prophets’ (PBUH) life.

Please forward names of your children and what they will be presenting. Include whether the children will need a computer for presentation. Please notify GAMCI by return email gamci.2013@gmail.com by February 2nd.

Even though this program is a little late this year, we still invite you to come and participate in this worthy event. Please also extend an invitation to any friends who do not receive GAMCI emails.

Please bring a dish to share – something you are comfortable preparing - either main meal, sweets or both, with the appropriate serving utensils.

Prophet's Birthday Photos

18 Nov
2018

GAMCI Sports 2018

Gippsland Asian Cricket Festival

Activities:

Fixtures:


Soccer - Game for all

Fixtures:

13 Oct
2018

GAMCI AGM Notice

Date:
Saturday 13 October 2018
Detail:

Assalamu alaikum Brothers, Sisters and Friends of GAMCI,


GAMCI will hold its 2018 Annual General Meeting at 2 pm on Saturday October 13 in room 5N 158 at Federation University Churchill.

As per the GAMCI constitution, the ordinary business of the annual general meeting is to receive and consider—

(a) the annual report of the Committee on the activities of the Association during the preceding financial year; and
(b) the financial statements of the Association for the preceding financial year submitted by the Committee in accordance with Part 7 of the Act;
(c) to elect the members of the Committee;
(d) to confirm or vary the amounts (if any) of the annual subscription and joining fee.

Further as per the constitution (model rules) and point c (above) at the annual general meeting, elections will be held for each of the following position

(a) President
(b) Vice-President
(c) Secretary
(d) Treasurer, and
(e) Assistant Secretary.

Members of GAMCI may nominate other GAMCI members on the attached form only. The form must be signed by two members (as nominees) and also by the candidate themselves. Nominations will be accepted up until 5 pm on October 6, 2018. Nomination forms should be returned to Gamci.2013@gmail.com

GAMCI is encouraging anyone and everyone in the Muslim community who has an interest in joining the committee to contact us for information. Please respond to this email (gamci.2013@gmail.com) with a phone number and someone from GAMCI will return a call and discuss anything.

Please join GAMCI for this important event.

GAMCI Committee

21 Aug
2018

Eid Ul Adha Announcement 2018

Date:
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Detail:

Assalamu alaikum Brothers, Sisters and Friends of GAMCI,


The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) have officially announced that Monday 20th August will be the Day of Arafah, and so Tuesday 21st of August will be the Day of Eid Ul Adha.

Announcement attached here

The Eid Ul Adha Salah will be offered at Kernot Hall, Morwell (corner of Princes Highway and Monash Drive Morwell) on Tuesday 21st August, 2018. Our Imam will be Shiekh Abdul Al Qadir. Allah reward him for this wonderful duty.

Takbeer will start at 8:15 am, followed by Salah beginning at 8:30 am SHARP. Please bring a Musallah.

After Salah the traditional breakfast will be held. Those attending please bring one dish to share, and / or drinks. Tea and Coffee will be available.

IF YOU KNOW PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT GET THIS EMAIL, PLEASE COVEY THESES ARRANGEMENTS, AND CIRCULATE ACCORDINGLY.

Some assistance on the morning of Eid Salah, at Kernot Hall is requested.

A donation box will be available Eid morning to cover the cost of the Kernot Hall Hire.

GAMCI wishes the Gippsland Community Eid Mubarek!

A reminer of the community ONE DISH Dinner Program at Federation University Lounge on Saturday evening (25th August) - pray Magrib in congregation, dinner at 6:30pm.


GAMCI Committee

15 Jun
2018

Eid-ul-Fitr Announcement 2018

Date:
Friday 15 June 2018
Detail:

Assalamu alaikum Brothers, Sisters and Friends of GAMCI,


The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) have officially announced that the 1st day of Shawwal 1439 AH will be on Friday 15th June 2018 (see attachment).

Announcement attached

Our Mosque in Morwell the “Light of Hidayah” will announce Eid based on the Moon sighting. GAMCI will convey this information when known.

The Imams of the ANIC “acknowledge the different opinions” that exist in regards to Eid. To cater for these differences and for those in the Gippsland community who wish to follow the ANIC and the ICV, the following arrangement are made:

The Eid al Fitr Salah will be offered at Kernot Hall, Morwell (corner of Princes Highway and Monash Drive Morwell) on Friday 15th June, 2018.

Takbeer will start at 8:30 am, followed by Salah beginning at 8:45 am SHARP. Please bring a Musallah.

After Salah the traditional breakfast will be held. Those attending please bring one dish to share, and / or drinks. Tea and Coffee will be available.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU KNOW PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT GET THIS EMAIL, PLEASE COVEY THESES ARRANGEMENTS.

Some assistance on the morning of Eid Salah, at Kernot Hall is requested.

Further A donation box will be available Eid morning to cover the cost of the Kernot Hall Hire.

GAMCI wishes the Gippsland Community Eid Mubarek, and trusts that wherever individuals wish to perform their Eid Salah that the community can come together on Saturday evening (16th June) for the ONE DISH Dinner Program at Federation University. As per the attached announcement, the Grand Mufti of Australia noted that we should “respect “differences by avoiding debates that lead to disagreements and misunderstanding amongst the Muslims, and to focus on the potential unity amongst the community, and what brings them closer to Allah, The Almighty”.

Also note that the UMSLV Eid al Fitr Festival will be held on Sunday 1 July from 10 am to 4 pm at Gippsland Heritage Park (211Lloyd Street Moe). More details will follow.


GAMCI Committee

19 May
2018

Release from the ICV at the Araratt Iftaar

Date:
Saturday 19 May 2018
Detail:

At the ICV Multifaith Iftaar in Araratt today it was announced that GAMCI will host the 2019 Interfaith Iftaar in conjunction with ICV.

See the release from the ICV at the Araratt Iftaar.

18 May
2018

Ramadam Kareem 2018

Date:
Friday 18 May 2018
Detail:

Assalamu alaikum Brothers, Sisters and Friends of GAMCI,

The following FOUR Community Iftaars have been planned to occur at the Student Lounge at Federation University.

Saturday 19th May – One dish program. - Please bring anything you wish to share - either main meal or Iftaar.

Sunday 27th May - Hosted by Dr Zafar and Family

Saturday 2 June – Hosted by UMSLV

Saturday 9th June - Hosted by GAMCI

17 May
2018

Donation to Rohingya

Date:
Thursday 17 May 2018
Detail:

Assalamu alaikum Brothers, Sisters and Friends of GAMCI,

Late in 2017, Sister Sarah Price and GAMCI organised a crowdfunding project to through Chuffed and Muslim Aid Australia. This was titled “Rohingya Emergency Relief”.

See details at this web link

This project has now closed and GAMCI is pleased to report that a donation of $377.00 has been made to this appeal via Muslim Aid Australia (see receipt attached).

GAMCI would like to thank those who donated to this appeal and especially Sister Sarah Price for organising this.

Allah bless the people of Rohingya and throughout the world.

GAMCI Exec

15 Apr
2018

ICV Open Day

Date:
Sunday 15 April 2018
Detail:

Morwell's new Mosque from the Light of Hidayah will take part in the Islamic Council of Victoria's Open Mosque Day on Sunday April 15.

Please see: Coverage from abc Gippsland Facebook page - Link

And Latobe Valley Express Link

30 Mar
2018

Gippsland Muslim Community BBQ raises funds for Royal Children’s Hospital

Date:
Friday 30 March 2018
Detail:

Gippsland Muslim Community BBQ raises funds for Royal Children’s Hospital

Gippsland Muslim Community BBQ Photos

News report

11 Feb
2018

Gippsland Asian Cup 2017-18

Date:
Sunday 11 February 2018
Detail:

Cricket tournament

Gippsland Asian Cup 2017-18 Link

29 Oct
2017

Opening of Islamic Cemetery - Traralgon and GAMCI AGM

Date:
Sunday 29 October 2017
Detail:

Two imporatant events THIS Sunday (29th October) to be held at the Traralgon Cemetery (Cemetery Drive, Traralgon, http://www.gippslandmemorialpark.com/
1. The Official Opening of the Islamic Section of the Traralgon Cemetery.

GAMCI have been working with the Traralgon Public Cemetery Trust for over two years to establish an Islamic Section for the Muslim community of Gippsland. Please join us for the opening of this Section on Sunday October 29, beginning at 2pm till 4pm.

The afternoon will involve a tour of the Islamic Section, and the wider Traralgon Cemetery. Speeches will be made by Mr Dennis Seymour (Secretary / Manager of the Traralgon Cemetery Trust), and Mrs Sharyn Seymour who has been involved in the landscaping and plant designs. GAMCI will also discuss the arrangements for Islamic Burials. Afternoon Tea will be available at the conclusion (please BYO a plate to Share).

Site set for Islamic burials - Latrobe Valley Express

2. At 4:30, following the Opening of the Islamic Cemetery, GAMCI will hold its Annual General Meeting also at the Traralgon Cemetery Function Room.

As per the GAMCI constitution, the ordinary business of the annual general meeting is to receive and consider—

(a) the annual report of the Committee on the activities of the Association during the preceding financial year; and
(b) the financial statements of the Association for the preceding financial year submitted by the Committee in accordance with Part 7 of the Act;
(c) to elect the members of the Committee;
(d) to confirm or vary the amounts (if any) of the annual subscription and joining fee.

Further as per the constitution (model rules) and point c (above) at the annual general meeting, elections will be held for each of the following position

(a) President
(b) Vice-President
(c) Secretary
(d) Treasurer, and
(e) Assistant Secretary.

Members of GAMCI may nominate other GAMCI members on the attached form only. The form must be signed by two members (as nominees) and also by the candidate themselves. Nominations will be accepted up until the date of the meeting.

GAMCI NOMINATION FORM 2018

26 Sep
2017

Collections for Rohingya Muslim Brothers and Sisters

Date:
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Detail:

GAMCI is pleased to report that from collections over two Khutbahs at Federation University and from Bank Transfers we have raised $1,150.00 to assist our Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters.

Please find receipt of collection here.

1 Sep
2017

Eid al Adha 2017 - Salah and Dinner

Eid Mubarak!
Date:
Friday 1 September 2017
Detail:

The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and Board of Imams Victoria (BOIV) have announced that Eid Al’Adha will be on the Friday, 1st September 2017. ( see attachment ) and PRESS RELEASE - THE DAY OF ARAFAH Eid al Adha greetings are extended to all Gippsland Muslims and the entire Australian Muslim community.

Eid al Adha greetings are extended to all Gippsland Muslims and the entire Australian Muslim community. For the Gippsland community the following arrangement are:

Eid al Adha Salah: Date Friday 1st September 2017
Time: Takbeer will start at 8:15 am, followed by Salah beginning at 8:30 am SHARP.
Place: KERNOT HALL (corner of Princes Highway and Monash Drive Morwell).

Please bring a small dish to share as in past years UMSLV have arranged for a breakfast that is a one-dish program after prayers. The Hall has been booked until 11.00am.

The donation box will be at Eid Salah to help with the costs of Hiring the Hall.

Eid al Adha Dinner:

Time: Date Saturday 2nd September 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm
Place: Federation University student union lounge

This is a ONE DISH PROGRAM, and all are invited to attend. Please bring a meal that you are comfortable preparing, and share with the community. This can be either a main meal, a salad or sweet dish or combination. Please also bring the appropriate serving utensils.

GAMCI requests some assistance on the evening of the Eid al Adha dinner and for the morning prayer to set up re-arrange at the completion of both functions.

We wish all in the Gippsland Community Eid Mubarak.

24 Jun
2017

GAMCI donates to Latrobe Regional Hospital

Date:
Saturday 24 June 2017
Detail:

During the final Iftar on June 24, 2017, GAMCI members donated $500 to the Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Letter from Latrobe Regional Hospital

Photo : Celine Foenander, Dr Zafar aad Ahmed Nabulisi

25 Jun
2017

Eid ul Fitr 2017 - Jamaa'at and UMSLV’s Eid Festival

Eid Mubarak
Date:
Sunday 25 June 2017
Detail:

The Board of Imams (Victoria) and the Islamic Council of Victoria have announced that the 1st day of Shawwal 1438 will be on Sunday 25th June 2017 (see attachment). ).

Eid ul Fitr greetings are extended to all Gippsland muslims and the entire Australian Muslim community. For the Gippsland community the following arrangement are made:

Eid ul Fitr Salah: Date Sunday 25 June
Time and Place: The Eid al Fitr Salah will be offered at Kernot Hall, Morwell (corner of Princes Highway and Monash Drive Morwell).
Takbeer will start at 8:15 am, followed by Salah beginning at 8:30 am SHARP. Please bring a mushallah.

After Salah UMSLV have arranged for a breakfast that is a one dish program and that will be run until 10.30am. Please bring a plate to share.

Eid al Fitr Festival: Date Sunday 16 July

The attachment is from UMSLV regarding their Eid Festival.
Time and Place: This will be held Sunday 16th July from 10 am to 4 pm at Gippsland Heritage Park (211 Lloyd Street Moe).
There are lots of activities for the family to enjoy, so please come and support this Gippsland event.

27 May
2017

Happy Ramadan Mubarak

Date:
Saturday 27 May 2017
Detail:
Ramadan is the holy month of the year in the Muslim calendar. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the main pillars of Islam. Now is a good time to start thinking about our goals for the month and to start preparing towards it. The importance of the night prayer in Ramadhaan is very clear from the hadeeth reported by Bukhari and Muslim, Meaning: If anyone offers (night) prayers (Taraweeh) in Ramadhan, believing in ALLAH and seeking His rewards, he will have his previous sins forgiven.

The Islamic Council of Victoria and the Board of Imams Victoria (see attachment) have announced that the first day of our holiest month of the year will be on Saturday 27th May.

GAMCI wishes all Gippsland Muslims a blessed and holy Ramadan. May Allah (The Almighty) bestow his mercy upon us all and accept all our prayers.

A reminder of the following community Iftars to be held at the Federation University Student Union (please arrive before break fast time): ALL INVITED

Iftars confirmed include:

  • May 27: generously hosted by Dr Zafar and family
  • June 03: generously hosted by the Local Bangladesh Community
  • June 10: Still Vacant – If anyone wants to host, please reply to gamci.2013@gmail.com If not hosted, then one-dish program from all community.
  • June 17: generously hosted by UMSLV
  • June 25: generously hosted GAMCI

In shaa ALLAAH, Taraaweeh prayers will be offered in congregation (jamaa'at) at the following three places:

  1. Churchill
    Spiritual center, Federation University, Gippsland Campus
    Contact person: Ali Naqi Gilani
  2. Traralgon
    25, Wilga Crescent,Traralgon
    Beginning at 6:30pm
    Contact person: Dr. Zafar Iqbal (0422147641)

7 May
2017

Victorian Mosque Open Day

The Islamic Council of Victoria would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for taking part in a very important new project - a statewide Mosque open day. Mosque open days are a great way of connecting with the wider community, being transparent about the beauty of Islam and breaking down misconceptions about Islam, mosques and Muslims. We are incredibly grateful for the funding we've received to run such an important project with you all and hope the project will aid in breaking down Islamophobia across our state.

Victorian Mosque Open Day logo

ICV Media Release

Latrobe Valley Express - Link

26 Feb
2017

Gippsland Police Vs Multicultural Community Cricket Match

Police vs community cricket match - Latrobe - media release

Event Poster

Abc News Link

Latrobe Valley Express Link

Facebook Link

Cricket Match Photos

10 Feb
2017

Donations for Syrian Refugees

GAMCI has forwarded two receipts to appeals for money in Syrai. The first ($900) is to the Australian Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal, which was collected during Khutbah.
Receipt: 933750

The second ($500) was to Islamic Relief Australia’s Give to Winterisation program, which was collected by Brother Mohd Fabian Bin Hasna, and Sister Nur Azrida Bt Azhari Wasi.
Winterisation Receipt

14 Jan
2017

Prophet's Birthday

Date:
Saturday January 14th, 2017
Time:
12 noon - 3:00 pm. Including Dhuhr
Place:
Kernot Hall Morwell
Meal:
One Dish Program for Lunch
Detail:
GAMCI requests that parents encourage their children to present a short Surah; Nasheed; or a story about the prophets’ (PBUH) life. As Muslim parents it is our obligation to teach our children the importance of Islam. Please forward names and ages of children presenting to GAMCI by return email gamci.2013@gmail.com by January 10th so that the program may be finalised.

The Brief Program Includes:
12 noon Arrival
12:30 (Strict) Program Begins
1:45 Program Completed
2:00 Lunch
3:00 (Strict) Kernot Hall Closes
After the program completes at 3:00 pm, we are welcome to adjourn to the Immigration Park to let the Children (and adults) play, and continue social activities. Please note however that GAMCI is not responsible for this and the Public Liability Insurance only covers the time at Kernot Hall. Please come and participate in this worthy event and see the wonderful achievements of our children. Please also extend an invitation to any friends who do not receive GAMCI emails.

5 Nov
2016

GAMCI Annual General Meeting 2016

Date:
Saturday 5 November 2016
Time:
4:30 pm
Place:
Business Economics Conference Room (5N 158) Federation University in Churchill.
Detail:

Assalamu alaikum Brothers, Sisters and Friends of GAMCI.

Annual General Meeting of GAMCI will be held on Saturday November 5, 2016. GAMCI is fortunate to have two presentations on this day: from Br Mohamed Mohideen (newlely elected ICV president), and Murray Lobley (Head of GECC Interfaith Steering Committee) who will present the "GECC Challenge Kit for Domestic Violence". Nomination forms are also attached and can be returned to Bro Ali naqi Gilani (alinaqi.gilani@monash.edu) for those wishing to nominate by November 1, 2016.

GAMCI looks forward to your attendance.

Please find the forthcoming GAMCI AGM documents below,

AGM program on letterhead

GAMCI NOMINATION FORM 2016

AGM Event Updates:-

President's presentation at the AGM

AGM 2016 Event Photos

12 Sep
2016

Eid al Adha 2016 - Jamaa'at and Dinner

Eid Mubarak!
Date:
Monday 12 September 2016
Detail:

The Islamic Council of Victoria have announced that the 10th of Thul Hijjah will be on Monday 12th September 2016 ( see attachment ). Eid al Adha greetings are extended to all Gippsland Muslims and the entire Australian Muslim community.

Eid al Adha Salah: Date Monday 12th September 2016
Time: Takbeer will start at 7:45 am, followed by Salah at 8:00 am SHARP.
Place: KERNOT HALL (corner of Princes Highway and Monash Drive Morwell).

After Salah, UMSLV and MUIS have arranged for a light breakfast which will conclude by 10.00 am. Please bring a sweet or savoury to share.

Eid al Adha Dinner: Date Saturday 17 September at 6:00 pm
Place: Federation University MUGSU student union lounge

The Eid al Adha Dinner will be a ONE DISH PROGRAM, and all family and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a meal that you are comfortable preparing, and share with the community. This can be either a main meal, a salad or sweet dish or combination. Please also bring the appropriate serving utensils.

GAMCI requests some assistance on the morning of Eid Salah, as Kernot Hall is a new venue, and also the evening of the Eid al Adha dinner.

A donation box will be available Eid morning to cover the cost of the Kernot Hall Hire.

16 Jul
2016

UMSLV Eid Festival 2016

Date:
Saturday 16 July 2016
Time:
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place:
Traralgon Sports Stadium in Catterick Crescent in Traralgon.
Detail:
Our UMSLV sisters together with Relationships Australia are holding an "Eid Festival" on Saturday 16 July at the Traralgon Sports Stadium in Catterick Crescent in Traralgon. This is from 11-4 and there will be a market type of atmosphere with lots of free activities.
Details in the flyer attached

06 Jul
2016

Eid ul Fitr 2016 - Jamaa'at and Dinner

Eid Mubarak
Date:
Wednesday 06 July 2016
Detail:

The Board of Imams (Victoria) and the Islamic Council of Victoria have announced that the 1st day of Shawwal 1437 will be on Wednesday 6th July 2016 ( see attachment ).

Eid ul Fitr greetings are extended to all Gippsland muslims and the entire Australian Muslim community. For the Gippsland community the following arrangement are made:

Eid ul Fitr Salah: Date Wednesday 6 July 2016
Time: Takbeer starts at 7:45 am, followed by Salah at 8:00 am SHARP. Please bring a mushallah.
Place: Federation University MUGSU student union lounge
After Salah UMSLV and MUIS have arranged for a breakfast that is a one dish program and that will be run until 10.30am.

Eid ul Fitr Dinner: Date Friday 8 July 2016 at 6:00 pm
Place: Federation University MUGSU student union lounge

This is a ONE DISH PROGRAM, and all are invited to attend. Please bring a meal that you are comfortable preparing, and share with the community. This can be either a main meal, a salad or sweet dish or combination. Please also bring the appropriate serving utensils. GAMCI requests some assistance on the evening of the Eid ul Fitr dinner to set up the lounge and re-arrange at the completion of the night. We wish all in the Gippsland Community Eid Mubarok.

06 Jun
2016

Ramadan 2016 and Salatul Taraweh

Happy Ramadan Mubarak
Date:
Monday 06 June 2016
Detail:
Ramadan is the holy month of the year in the Muslim calendar. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the main pillars of Islam. Now is a good time to start thinking about our goals for the month and to start preparing towards it. The importance of the night prayer in Ramadhaan is very clear from the hadeeth reported by Bukhari and Muslim, Meaning: If anyone offers (night) prayers (Taraweeh) in Ramadhan, believing in ALLAH and seeking His rewards, he will have his previous sins forgiven.

The Islamic Council of Victoria and the Australian National Council of Imams (see attachment) have announced that the first day of our holiest month of the year will be on Monday 6th June 2016.

GAMCI wishes all Gippsland Muslims a blessed and holy Ramadan. May Allah (The Almighty) bestow his mercy upon us all and accept all our prayers.

Please note that as mentioned by MUIS, community Iftars will occur at the Federation University on Saturday's and NOT Fridays. You are all invited to these Iftars, so please come and break your fast in congregation.

Iftars confirmed include:

  • June 11: generously hosted by GAMCI President Tanveer and family
  • June 12: generously hosted Dr. Sarwar and family.
  • June 18: generously hosted by the Local Bangladesh Community
  • June 25: generously hosted by UMSLV, and
  • July 2: generously hosted GAMCI Vice President Dr. Zafar and family.

In shaa ALLAAH, Taraaweeh prayers will be offered in congregation (jamaa'at) at the following three places:

  1. Churchill
    Spiritual center, Federation University, Gippsland Campus
    Contact person: Ali Naqi Gilani
  2. Traralgon
    25, Wilga Crescent,Traralgon
    Beginning at 6:30pm
    Contact person: Dr. Zafar Iqbal (0422147641)
  3. Yallourn North
    Gippsland Mosque, 11 Baillie St., Yallourn North
    Contact person: Br. Adnan (042102611)

Make a sincere 'niyyah' (intention) to join one of the jamaa'ats and may ALLAAH grant us 'toufeeq' to accomplish our intentions.

22 Apr
2016

Golden Wattle Mosque Collection

Date:
Friday 22 April 2016
Detail:

On April 22 Four brothers from the Melbourne Multicultural Centre (MMC) visited Gippsland. The brothers have purchased land in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne which the Wyndham council has approved for a Masjid (address 700 Davis Road Tarneit). The Masjid will be called the “Golden Wattle Masjid”.

Our friends had requested monetary donations from members of the Gippsland Muslim Community (a payment needs to be made to the owners of the land in May, and they are still short of the amount required). The Gippsland Community responded to this call to help our fellow brothers and sisters.

Four brothers visited Gippsland and delivered the Khutbah (see Recording attached) at the Spiritual Centre at Federation University. This visit had the full support and the approval of Federation University Gippsland Campus and was organized by GAMCI and MUIS.

GAMCI and MUIS sincerely thanks the brothers and sisters who attended Khutbah that day. The Gippsland community raised a significant amount of money for this very worthy cause. The brothers who attended were very pleased as ours is a small congregation. GAMCI and MUIS thank our community for their contribution.

If you missed the Khutbah, donations can still be made via the following bank account.

BSB: 083961
ACC: 166 573 589
ACC NAME: MMC

We than MMC and we hope that one day the Golden Wattle Mosque will also donate money for a Gippsland Mosque, Inshallaha.

Recording of Khutba:

13 Mar
2016

ICV - GAMCI Function

Time:
Sunday 13 March 2016 at 12:30 pm till 5:30 pm.
Detail:
The function is booked at Federation University MUGSU lounge. Guest speaker is Ms Sherene Hassan from the Islamic Museum of Melbourne. Sherene is a wonderful and highly experienced public speaker on the topic of Islam, Muslims, and Muslim women and we are thrilled she has accepted our invitation to speak. Members of the ICV are visiting Gippsland to say thank you to those people and organisations who have supported the local Muslim community. The groups that have been invited include the council, police, university and other organisations.
Documents:
GAMCI/ICV "Thanking The Community" Program
Thanking Our Community
Photos:
ICV - GAMCI Program Photos (Part-1)
ICV - GAMCI Program Photos (Part-2)
ICV - GAMCI Program Photos (Part-3)

16 Jan
2016

Prophet's Birthday

Time:
Saturday January 16th, 2016 at 5:00 pm till 9:00 pm.
Detail:
GAMCI will be holding a function to commemorate the Birth of the “MUHAMMAD” (may peace upon him), the Prophet. All Children are invited to present a short Surah; Nasheed; or a story about the prophets life. Please forward names of children presenting to GAMCI by return email gamci.2013@gmail.com
Sponsor Requested:
A sponsor is sought from the Gippsland Muslim community to provide the children with a small gift in appreciation of their efforts.
Guest Lecture:
A guest lecture will be provided by our good friend and Scholar Sahibzada Hafiz Muhammad Abdul Wahid from the Tayyibai Institute (see http://www.tayyibainstitute.org/) on the Prophet (SAW). Please note that the Tayyibai Institute has recently purchased new premises in Cranbourne and are looking for donations. Donations can be accepted on the night or beforehand at the Tayyibai Institute. GAMCI encourages all members to contribute in this great cause and earn endless Sadaqa-e-Jariyah.
Photos:
Prophet (PBUH) birthday celebration photos

10 Jan
2016

UMSLV Family Picnic 2016

Time:
Sunday 10 January 2016 at 12 Noon
Detail:
UMSLV is having a community family picnic on the 10th January 2016, Sunday. Lion's Park Playground, CNR Mitchells Rd and Waterloo Rd, Moe. RSVP Yumna (yumna.umslv@yahoo.com) / Ida (ieda_azhari@yahoo.com)Bring a dish to share :)
Program:
Flyer here

6 Oct
2015

Annual General Meeting of GAMCI 2015

Date:
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Time:
7:00 pm
Detail:
Annual General Meeting of GAMCI has been held on Tuesday 6th October, 2015 at the Federation University (MUGSU) student lounge. After the AGM the previous committee also provided an update on the developments of a Mosque for the Latrobe Valley.
Annual General Meeting 2015 presentation slides.
Photos:
Annual General Meeting Photos

2 Aug
2015

UMSLV Eid Festival

Time:
Sunday 2 August 2015
Detail:
UMSLV ladies hosted a wonderful Eid Festival at Parky's Playground in Traralgon.

The weather was windy, but this did not stop the young (and older) children from enjoying the day inside and outside. Inside it was warm and the food was beautiful. The speeches made were wonderful, and shows how much the UMSLV and Muslim community in Gippsland has done this year. The outside facilities at Parky's were enjoyed by all, and the bouncing castle, laser guns, and the ropes course kept everyone amused.

Photos:
UMSLV Eid Festival Photos

17 Jul
2015

Eid-ul-Fitr Jamaa'at, 2015

Date:
17-07-2015 (Friday) or 18-07-2015 (Saturday) [Based on Moon sight]
Time:
8:30 am (sharp)
Detail:
The Prayer will be followed by Khutbah and Du'a. Please bring your own Janamaz Sajjadah Mat.
Photos:
Eid-ul-Fitr Prayer Photos

18 Jun
2015

Ramadan 2015 and Salatul Taraweh

Happy Ramadan Mubarak
Date:
Thursday 18 June 2015
Detail:
Ramadan is the holy month of the year in the Muslim calendar. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the main pillars of Islam. Now is a good time to start thinking about our goals for the month and to start preparing towards it. The importance of the night prayer in Ramadhaan is very clear from the hadeeth reported by Bukhari and Muslim, Meaning: If anyone offers (night) prayers (Taraweeh) in Ramadhan, believing in ALLAH and seeking His rewards, he will have his previous sins forgiven.

Ramadan Announcmnet Board of Imams Victoria (BOIV)

In shaa ALLAAH, Taraaweeh will be prayed in congregation (jamaa'at) at the following three places:

  1. Churchill
    Spiritual center, Monash University, Gippsland Campus
    Contact person: Md. Shakif-Ul-Azam (0469308952)
  2. Traralgon
    25, Wilga Crescent,Traralgon
    Contact person: Dr. Zafar Iqbal (0422147641)
  3. Yallourn North
    Gippsland Mosque, 11 Baillie St., Yallourn North
    Contact person: Br. Adnan (042102611)

Make a sincere 'niyyah' (intention) to join one of the jamaa'ats and may ALLAAH grant us 'toufeeq' to accomplish our intentions.

Ramadan Timetable 2015 (Morwell)

Social Iftarr on Latrobe Valley express

31 Jan
2015

Prophet's Birthday

Place:
Student Union Hall, Federation University, Gippsland Campus, CHURCHILL
Time:
Saturday 31 January at 6:30 pm till 7:30 pm followed by Magrib prayer.
Detail:
Birth Commemoration of “MUHAMMAD” (may peace upon him), the Prophet. All Children are invited to present a short Surah; Nasheed; or a story about the prophets life. Please forward names of children presenting to GAMCI.
Link:
News event for Birth of Prophets Bday

11 Nov
2014

Annual General Meeting of GAMCI

Place:
Federation University (MUGSU) Student Lounge
Time:
Tuesday 11 November at 7:30 pm
Detail:

As per the GAMCI constitution, the ordinary business of the annual general meeting is to receive and consider—

  1. the annual report of the Committee on the activities of the Association during the preceding financial year; and
  2. the financial statements of the Association for the preceding financial year submitted by the Committee in accordance with Part 7 of the Act;
  3. to elect the members of the Committee;
  4. to confirm or vary the amounts (if any) of the annual subscription and joining fee.

Further as per the constitution (model rules) and point c (above) at the annual general meeting, elections will be held for each of the following positions

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Assistant Secretary

Members of GAMCI may nominate other GAMCI members on the attached form only. The form must be signed by two members (as nominees) and also by the candidate themselves. Nominations close on at Noon on Saturday 1 November, 2014.

GAMCI has requested that Brother Shakif Azam (current MUIS president) to collect and handle all the nominations. His email is : shakif78@gmail.com

Link:
Download GAMCI Nomination Form
AGM presentation of the highlights of 2013-2014

5 Oct
2014

Celebration of Eid-UL-Adha 2014

Place:
Celebration of Eid-UL-Adha 2014
Time:
4 October 2014
Detail:
Eid-UL-Adha Prayer will be held in Student Union Hall, Federation University, Gippsland Campus, CHURCHILL on 4th October 2014 at 8:30am.
GAMCI Invitation
Link:
News Release
If you would like further details about this event or this news release, please contact Dr Abdel K Halabi GAMCI Secretary 0429 348846.

1 Oct
2014

UMSLV Holiday program for children

Place:
Gippsland Multicultural Services Community Room, 100 Buckely Street, Morwell
Time:
1-2 October 2014
Detail:
Please find attached a holiday program for children which has been organised by UMSLV. There is also an activity for Ladies. Dates and times are attached and also information about RSVP. Detail

23 Sep
2014

Talking Faith Program [ Cancelled ]

Place:
Drouin Library
Time:
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Detail:
"Talking Faith Program" is being run by GECC “Gippsland Interfaith” on September 23, 2014 this time at the Drouin Library. (A previous event was held in Traralgon on 26th March 2014, where the muslim community was represented by GAMCI President Tanveer, Dr Yousef (Sale), GAMCI VPresident Dr Zafar and UMSLV president Sister Khatija). GAMCI would like to invite and ask for representatives from the Gippsland muslim community to volunteer to be a panel member at this next event in Drouin, where both the Muslim and the Mormon faiths will be discussed. Please if you have the time and would to participate in a wonderful event for the benefit of the Muslim community, could you please reply to abdel_halabi@yahoo.com.au

6 Sep
2014

UMSLV Cricket for Sister (and Children)

Place:
Traralgon Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre
Time:
Saturday, 6 September 2014 from 12pm-2pm
Detail:
UMSLV Cricket for Sister (and Children) and a children’s clinic for children aged 4 years to 8 years running at the same time.

Details
Two female coaches from Cricket Victoria will be running a cricket clinic and game for ladies. No cricket skills are required. They have a really fun program lined up for the afternoon. There will also be a children’s clinic for children aged 4 years to 8 years running at the same time. Please RSVP (2 September) if you are able to attend, as the coaches require numbers for their preparation.
Cost
Nill
RSVP
Yumna at yumna.umslv@yahoo.com or Khatija at k.umslv@yahoo.com.au
26 Aug
2014

Palliative Care Event

Place:
Fountain Room, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul
Time:
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 at 19:00
Detail:
Event organized by the GECC's "Gippsland Interfaith" team chaired by Mr J. Murray Lobley.
Link:
Press Release

9 Aug
2014

Eid Festival In Morwell

Place:
Twin City Archery Club, Toners Lane, Morwell
Time:
Saturday, 9 August 2014, 11am to 3pm
Detail:
UMSLV have organized a Eid festival with a country flair. Also Children’s multicultural performances.

14 Jul
2014

Ramadan Dinner on ABC Gippsland

Place:
Student Union Hall, Federation University, Gippsland Campus, CHURCHILL
Time:
14 July, 2014 at 2:13pm
Detail:
Ramadan dinners feed a sense of community for Muslim students. Find out more.

7 Jun
2014

UMSLV Pre-Ramadaan Social Event

Place:
MUGSU student union lounge, Federation University, Churchill
Time:
4.30pm to 7pm
Detail:
Shaykh Hafiz Mohammad Abdul Wahid, the founder of Tayyiba Institute, will talk about Ramadaan.
Link:
Find out more

Details
As the blessed month of Ramadaan is quickly approaching, the United Sisters of the Latrobe Valley (UMSLV) in bringing a renowned speaker to the Latrobe Valley.
We hope you will all support this wonderful event by attending and showing our guest speaker the strength is Islam that we have in the Gippsland area.
UMSLV is honoured to have Shaykh Hafiz Mohammad Abdul Wahid as our guest speaker talking about Welcoming Ramadaan. Shaykh is the founder of Tayyiba Institute, whose vision is to provide education and to bridge the gap between Muslim and non-Muslim communities living in Australia.
Program
  • 5pm - Maghrib
  • 5.15pm – Open with verses from Quran
  • 5.20pm – Welcome Ramadaan Nasheed
  • 5.30pm – Lecture by Shaykh Hafiz Mohammad Abdul Wahid
  • 6pm – Dinner will be served.
  • 6.45pm – Raffle prize winners’ names will be drawn.
RSVP
Dinner is a one dish program. Please let Khatija (k.umslv@yahoo.com) or Yumna (yumna.umslv@yahoo.com ) know what item you are able to bring, so that we can ensure a variety of food items on the night.
6 Apr
2014

Talking Faith

Place:
"Talking Faith" Forum at the Traralgon Library
Detail:
Interfaith dialogue Muslims and mormans.
Link:
More..

25 Jan
2013

Prophet's Birthday

Place:
Student Union Hall, Federation University, Gippsland Campus, CHURCHILL
Detail:
Birth Commemoration of “MUHAMMAD” (may peace upon him), the Prophet.