Speech by Imam Abdul Quddoos Al-Azhari, AIIC Multi-Purpose Hall, 27th January 2015.
Respected Principal, Honourable Board Members, Coordinators, Learned Teachers and my dear children,
Assalamu Alaikum Warrahmatullahi Warabarakatuhu
It’s very nice to see you in the academic year of 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all and pray to Allah (SWT) to bless this year and make it a rewarding one. I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday with your family members and parents.
We are in an Islamic school, we have many Islamic schools in Australia. Let me explain, how Islamic Schools came about in Australia. The historical background of Islamic schools in Australia. During the 1940’s and 1950’s in Australia, we had schools in the mosques and Islamic centres on the weekends where children had to go to the mosque to learn how to pray, read Quran, and memorise duas.