Born in Egypt, with a degree In Islamic Studies, and a postgraduate degree in Qur’anic recitations, the Grand Mufti was a proud Victorian and provided gentle but visionary leadership to the Islamic community.
His loved ones, as well as Muslims in Victoria and across Australia, mourn his passing, but honour and celebrate his long-standing contribution to the Islamic community.
The funeral will take place tomorrow, 12th July, at 12:30pm after Duhr prayer at Al-Taqwa Masjid, 201 Sayers Road, Truganina, VIC 3029. This will be followed by the burial at Fawkner Cemetery, 1187 Sydney Road, Fawkner, VIC 3060 at 3:00pm.
Once again, as Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, and on behalf of the Liberal Nationals Coalition, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi, the Grand Mufti of Australia.
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