Joined: June 25, 2010
The Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) was established in 1962 by a group of Lebanese immigrants. Its aim was to provide social, religious, educational and recreational services for the Muslim community in Australia. Once established, the LMA set out to unify the community with a common place of worship and in 1972 their efforts resulted in the construction of Australia's largest mosque, the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosquelocated in Lakemba, NSW. The LMA holds an important and unique position within the Australian Muslim community. Supporting new initiatives, advocating for social harmony in a multicultural environment and raising awareness about Islam are just some of their core aims. Currently the LMA works with government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and individuals on a myriad of different projects that provide much needed services. Over the past 40 years the LMA has grown to be one of the leading Islamic organisations in Australia whilst still maintaining its grassroots, community-based philosophy.