Central Adelaide Mosque

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Coordinates: 34°56′02.5″S 138°35′30.4″E / 34.934028°S 138.591778°E / -34.934028; 138.591778

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Islam in Australia


Eid Prayer at Lakemba Mosque.jpg

History

Early history
Makassan Traders
Afghan cameleers
Battle of Broken Hill
Contemporary society
Halal certification in Australia
Islamophobia in Australia

Mosques

List of mosques
Lakemba Mosque · Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
Marree Mosque · Central Adelaide Mosque
Baitul Huda Mosque

Organisations

Islamic organisations in Australia
LMA · ICV · ANIC · AFIC · AMC · ANIC · ICQ · MWA

Groups

Afghan • Albanian • Arab • Bangladeshi
Bosnian • Indian • Indonesian • Iranian
Iraqi • Lebanese • Malay • Pakistani
Turkish

Events

National Mosque Open Day

People
Prominent Australian Muslims
Ibrahim Abu Mohamed

The Adelaide Mosque was built in 1888, and is the oldest major city mosque in Australia. Its original four minarets were added in 1903. Muslims from as far away as Broken Hill and Kalgoorlie gathered at least once a year at the Adelaide Mosque, usually for the Fast of Ramadan. In 1890 it was reported that 80 Afghans were present to observe this important festival.

In 1959, Ahmed Skaka (originally from Bosnia) was an Imam at the Adelaide Mosque.[1]

In January 2016 it was reported that almost two-thirds of the mosque’s income comes from halal certification and that the mosque had not submitted the requisite financial returns for two years. The Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission had revoked the Adelaide Mosque tax exemption status as a charity as a result in 2015.[2] It was re-registered as a charity in January 2016.[3]

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