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Mission Statement - Qëllimi i Shoqatës

Preserving the culture and identity of the Albanian Muslim community and promoting mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among other communities in Australia.
Ruajtja e identitetit të komunitetit Shqiptar Musliman dhe promovimin e harmonisë, mirëkuptimit reciprok me komunitetet tjera në Australi.

  • Annual General Meeting

    The AAIS Committee would like to notify all financial members of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Financial Year 2014 – 2015. Date: Sunday 6 September 2015 Time: 1.30pm Venue: AAIS Youth Centre The Committee kindly requests that members make an effort to attend this important meeting. Note: The AGM is strictly open only to AAIS Financial Members. AAIS COMMITTEE Mledhja e Pergjithshme Vjetore Këshilli i AAIS-it lajmëron të gjithë anëtarët financiar për mbajtjen e Mbledhjes së ...

  • AAIS Youth Centre – New Pergola

    On Saturday 15th August 2015, the foundations for the new pergola at the AAIS Youth Centre were laid. Thanks to the voluntary work provided by a number of AAIS financial members, namely Lutfi Kulafi, Neshat Kulafi and Isni Balla, the main structure for the new pergola is almost completed. A considerable number of new and contemporary screens, which were donated by AAIS financial member Basri Kraja, will be fitted to the new pergola in the next fortnight. The ...

  • Thank You – Imam Ruzhdi Gjenqich

    During the last three (3) weeks of August 2015, Imam Ruzhdi Gjenqich was kind enough to provide financial members of our Society with religious services. This is not the first time that Imam Ruzhdi has provided his assistance to our Society and once again the feedback received from financial members has been very positive. On behalf of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS), I sincerely thank Imam Ruzhdi for his assistance during this time and trust that ...

  • Information Session: Care With Me

    On Friday 14th August 2015, the Committee of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) organised an Information Session for its financial members by a non for profit organisation called 'Care With Me'. Care With Me is an organisation that works in collaboration with government bodies, non-government organisations, community service organisations and other agencies to provide CARE for all children, young people and families involved in Out-Of-Home-Care, such as foster care and community care. Mohamed Elmasri, who works ...

  • Cooking Class

    On Tuesday 4 August 2015, the Women's Committee of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society's (AAIS) held its monthly 'Ladies Night' at the Youth Centre'. A new 'Cooking Class' was introduced for financial members on the night with the Society's very first AAIS 'Master Chef Class'. In front of an eager group of ladies, Altane Jeka provided step by step instructions on how to make her version of "Sheqer Pare". It was an enjoyable evening for all who ...

  • Bayram Dinner Function

    On Sunday 26 July 2015 the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) marked the conclusion of the Holy month of Ramadan with its nineteenth (19th) annual AAIS Bayram Function at 'The Luxor Function Centre'. Attended by two hundred (200) members and their families, the evening featured a three course meal, traditional Albanian music, as well as children’s performances. Once again, the highlight of the evening was the children’s performances that were performed by children of the AAIS Albanian ...

  • Open House Melbourne

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was delighted to once again take apart in ‘Open House Melbourne’, which for the AAIS marked its second consecutive year of being involved in this wonderful event. The initiative is an opportunity for people to explore some of the prominent buildings in Melbourne in order to learn and appreciate their rich history and beautiful architecture. Held over two days (25 & 26 July 2015), the AAIS and its Albanian Mosque ...

  • The Melbourne Run for Charity

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) participated in 'The Melbourne Run' on Sunday 26th July 2015 in both the 10km and 5km events. The AAIS team braved the cold Melbourne weather and managed to raise $1251.50 for 'The Kids Cancer Project'. Further donations towards 'The Kids Cancer Project' can still be made via the following link: Thank you to the AAIS members that participated in 'The Melbourne Run' and also to everyone who donated towards this worthy ...

  • Fiter Bayram Day – Dita e Fitër Bajramit

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) wishes every Muslim - HAPPY E'ID ul-FITER. Peace, harmony, happiness and prosperity always be with you. Shoqate Islamike Shqiptare Australiane (AAIS) i uron të gjithë Musliman - GËZUAR FITËR BAJRAM. Paqja, harmonia, lumturia e begatia qofshin gjithmonë me ju. Vahid Goga President

  • Visit by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College

    On Thursday 16 July 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held two (2) tours of its premises for approximately one hundred and eighty (180) students, as well as ten (10) teacher from ‘Our Lady of Mercy College’ in Heidelberg. The school had come to the AAIS as part of a larger project that the students are working towards in understanding various other faiths. For the AAIS, this was an opportunity to showcase the true teachings ...

  • Iftar on Night of Power

    On Monday 13th July 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its 13th annual ‘Night of Power’ Iftar for financial members. Alhamdulilah, approximately one hundred and twenty (120) AAIS members and their families attended this year’s breaking of fast at the AAIS. A delicious spread of traditional Albanian dishes was prepared by AAIS members to break the day’s fast. After the main meal, everyone enjoyed some traditional coffee and sweets. Later, members assembled in the AAIS Multi-Purpose ...

  • ICV – Office for Women Iftar

    On the 12th July 2015, the Islamic Council of Victoria - Office for Women held an Iftar at Manara Restaurant. Selima Ymer and Indira Kulafi attended the Iftar as representatives of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society Women's Committee. It was an inspiring evening with approximately 80 representatives attending from various womens' Islamic organisations around Victoria. The speeches were also inspiring and it was a great opportunity to speak to various women from different backgrounds and leadership positions within ...

  • Australian Catholic University Iftar

    On Tuesday 7 July 2015 the AAIS were invited to the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Iftar at their Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's). Imam Dr. Bekim Hasani and I represented the AAIS and were honoured to share Iftar with people from different faiths and backgrounds. After speeches by government officials, Imam Dr. Bekim Hasani as well as representatives of other faiths officially opened the newly constructed Multi-Faith and Spiritual Cleansing Room. On behalf of the AAIS, ...

  • Kids Art Workshop

    The first Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) 'Kids Art Workshop', which was held for financial member at the Youth Centre on Saturday 7 July 2015, was a great success! Despite the cold weather there was a great turn out with 27 children participating. Thank you to our special Art Teacher, Behije Cura, who organised the AAIS Kids Art Workshop. We look forward to running future workshops during the school holidays. AAIS Women's Committee

  • Victorian State Parliament Iftar

    On Monday 22 June 2015, my wife, Indira Kulafi, and I represented the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) at the Victorian State Parliament Iftar held at the Sofitel Hotel Melbourne. The Iftar was hosted by both the Labour and Liberal Parties as well as the Australian Intercultural Society. It was a fantastic evening where Muslims were able to share Iftar with members of parliament as well as other Government Departments and people from different faiths ...

  • AAIS Member’s Iftar @ Youth Centre

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society's (AAIS) Youth Centre, which is only open on Saturday night for Iftar (Breaking of Fast) during the month of Ramadan, was full with AAIS members tonight. After Iftar, members made their way to the AAIS to pray Tarawih prayer. Alhamdulilah, the Albanian Mosque and AAIS Multi-Function Room were both full with worshipers. At the conclusion of the Tarawih prayer, Br. Vergim Fejzullai, performed an Albanian Islamic Nasheed. A number of AAIS members ...

  • 1st Night of Tarawih Prayers

    Alhamdulilah, a large number of worshipers attended the first night of Tarawih prayer. The AAIS Multi-Function Room was also open to allow enough room for worshipers to pray. AAIS members from Albania, Kosova, Macedonia and Montenegro were also present in large numbers to listen to Imam Bekim's talk and perform the Tarawih prayer together. Insha-Allah the Albanian Mosque and AAIS Multi-Function Room are filled with worshipers attending Tarawih prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. Vahid Goga President Nata e ...

  • AAIS Ramadan Program

    During Ramadan the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) will be holding Tarawih prayers at 8:00pm. Imam Bekim Hasani will be performing a short talk in Albanian & English each night at 7:30pm. The AAIS Committee encourages everyone to attend the Tarawih program. AAIS - Programi për Teravi Gjatë Ramazanit Shoqata Islamike Shqiptare Australiane (AAIS) do të mbajë faljen e Teravive në ora 08:00 në mbrëmje. Imam Bekim Hasani do të mbajë një ligjëratë të shkurtër në ...

  • Care With Me – Pre Ramadan Event

    On Saturday 13 June 2015 the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted the 'Care with Me - Pre Ramadan Event' at the AAIS. Care With Me is a not-for-profit which aims to create a positive future for children who enter the child protection system through the provision of cultural, linguistic and religious engagement and services. The pre-Ramadan event is held to educate carers of Muslim children about the month of Ramadan. The night began with ...

  • Preparation for Ramadan Mailout

    During the month of May, the Committee of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was busy organising a number of items in preparation for its annual ‘Ramadan Mailout’ for its financial members ...

  • Info Session: The Blessings of Ramadan

    On Friday 29 May 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its annually special event to welcome the holy month of Ramadan ...

  • Ramadan: The Blessed Month

    The Women's Committee of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) has scheduled the next 'Sisters' Monthly Islamic Information Session on Wednesday 10 June 2015 ... ***Women's Only Event***

  • Biggest Morning Tea – Cancer Council Fundraiser

    On Saturday 16 May 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) Women’s Committee hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council ...

  • The Night Journey – Isra & Miraj

    On Friday 15 May 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its annually special event to commemorate the Prophet’s Night Journey ...

  • AFIC: Halal Seminar

    On Sunday 10th May 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was invited to attend a ‘Halal Seminar’, which was presented by Muslims Australia, and hosted by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) ...

  • Family Conflict

    On Wednesday 6 May 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s (AAIS) Women's Committee hosted its monthly ‘Sisters Islamic Session’ at the AAIS’s Multi-Purpose Room ...

  • Collection for Victims of Nepal Earthquake

    On Friday 1st May 2015, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) organised a collection at the Albanian Mosque for the victims of the Nepal earthquake ...

  • Meeting with Islamic Council of Victoria

    On Sunday 26th April 2015, members of the AAIS Committee Board attended an important 'Bi-Annual Member Society Meeting' at the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV). The recent raids in Melbourne dominated most of the discussion, particularly the negative impact that the raids have had on the broader Muslim community in Victoria ...

  • Kids’s Popcorn & Movie Night

    On the Saturday 25th April 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held its very first ‘Kids Popcorn & Movie Night’ at the AAIS Youth Centre ...

  • AAIS Information Session – Diabetes

    On Friday 17th April 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held an Information Session with special guest Dr. Mohammed Awad, who performed an excellent presentation on Diabetes, at the Youth Centre ...

  • Bringing Three Generation Together

    Another very pleasing aspect, which I and many others notice on a weekly basis at the AAIS Youth Centre, is the fact that it brings three generations (children, parents and grandparents) of the AAIS community together ...

  • ABC Radio: Interview on BESA Exhibition

    On Tuesday 14th April 2015, the 'BESA: A Code of Honour' exhibition was the topic of discussion on the ABC's 'Drawing Room' radio program. Former AAIS President, Dashmir Balla, and Curator of the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Jayne Josem, were both interviewd on the program ...

  • Kids Pizza & Movie Night Sleepover

    After the success of previous Kids Holiday Sleepover events, which have been held at the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s (AAIS) Multi-Purpose Room in the past, the AAIS Women's Committee hosted a "Kids Pizza and Movie Night Sleepover" at the AAIS Youth Centre ...

  • Collection for Royal Children’s Hospital

    Over two (2) consecutive Friday prayers, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) conducted a collection for the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH). The collection has become a long held tradition of the AAIS, which made its first recorded donation to the RCH back in 1971 ...

  • Albanian Islamic Societies Collective Meeting

    The bi-annual meeting between the four Albanian Islamic Societies of Victoria was organised and held at the Australian Albanian Prespa Association on Saturday 22nd March 2015 ...

  • AAIS Information Session – Cyber Bullying

    As part of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s (AAIS) ongoing Educational Program for its financial members and their families, the Committee organised a special ‘AAIS Information Session’ on ‘Cyber Bullying’ ...

  • Muslim Student Awards 2015

    On Sunday 22 March 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) took part in the 8th annual Human Appeal International (HAI) Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards ceremony ...

  • Launch of ‘BESA: A Code of Honour’ Exhibition

    On Wednesday 11 March 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) along with the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) and Courage to Care formally launched the ‘BESA: A Code of Honour’ exhibition at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick ...

  • Visit by St. Jude’s Catholic Primary School

    On Friday 6 of March 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) received a visit from staff of St Jude’s Parish Catholic Primary School in Langwarrin ...

  • AAIS Youth Centre – 1 Year Anniversary

    To commemorate the one year anniversary of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) Youth Centre, the AAIS was delighted to hold a celebratory event on Saturday 7 March 2015 for our financial members and their families ...

  • The Women Promised Paradise

    The next AAIS Women's Committee Monthly Sisters Islamic Session, which is titled 'The Women Promised Paradise', will be held on Wednesday 1st April 2015 ... ...

  • BESA: A Code of Honour – Exhibition

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS), in partnership with the Jewish Holocaust Centre and Courage to Care, have come together to hold an exhibition featuring photographs by the American photographer Noram Gershman of Albanian Muslims who rescued Jews during the Holocaust ...

  • Yarra Interfaith Network

    The Yarra Interfaith Network held its first public event on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at the Richmond Town Hall. Sr. Selima Ymer of the AAIS Women's Committee attended this event ...

  • Family Life in Islam

    The next AAIS Women's Committee Monthly Sisters Islamic Session, which is titled 'Family Life in Islam', will be held on Wednesday 18th Febuary 2015 ...

  • Albanian Day Festival

    On Sunday 18th January 2015, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) took part in the Albanian Day Festival at Footscray Park ...

  • Family Camp – Benloch

    On Sunday 28th December 2014, a number of families, who are financial members of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS), made the scenic trip out to Benloch, Victoria, as part of the annual AAIS Family Camp ...

  • Kids Educational Program – End of Year

    The students and teachers of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s (AAIS) Albanian and Islamic classes enjoyed an end of year party on Sunday 14th December 2014 ...

  • Prophets of Islam – Yusuf (pbuh)

    The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 10th December 2014 ...

  • Islamic Information Sessions for Local Community

    Local Community Information Sessions The Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) has a number of people from different cultural backgrounds attend its Albanian Mosque for prayers ...

  • Albanian History and Independence

    To mark Albanian Independence Day, on Friday 28th November 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) organised a special information session for members at its Youth Centre on 'Albanian History and Independence' ...

  • Information Session – Drug Awareness

    As part of its weekly member educational program, on Friday 14th November 2014, the AAIS held an information session on 'Drug Awareness' ...

  • Collective Kurban Bayram Picnic

    On Sunday 2 November 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society in collaboration with the three other Albanian Islamic Societies of Victoria hosted a collective picnic marking Kurban Bayram ...

  • Prophets of Islam – Abraham (pbuh)

    The AAIS Women's Committee will be holding its next monthly AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 29th October 2014 ...

  • Islamic Wills

    On Friday 17 October 2014, the Committee of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) organised a special Islamic Information Session for its financial members on 'Islamic Wills' ...

  • Adjourned AGM: 2013 – 2014

    On Sunday 12 October 2014, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) conducted its adjourned Annual General Meeting (AGM) ...

  • Kids Karate Class

    On Thursday 9 October 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held its very first ‘Kids Karate Classes’. The AAIS ‘Kids Karate Classes’ is a new sports and recreation program introduced for the children of AAIS financial members ...

  • Islamic Museum of Australia

    On Friday 3rd of October 2014, the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) held a plaque unveiling ceremony for all the significant donors that helped fund the establishment of the IMA ...

  • Kurban Bayram Day – Photos

    The Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) would like to wish its financial members and the broader Muslim community a HAPPY KURBAN BAYRAM | GËZUAR KURBAN BAJRAMIN ...

  • Distribution of Fiter, Kurban & Zakat

    To assist with fulfilling their religious obligations, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) annually collects Fiter and Kurban donations from AAIS members, as well as the broader Muslim community in Melbourne ...

  • Prophets of Islam – Jesus (pbuh)

    The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its monthly AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 24th September 2014 with eighty (80) ladies in attendance for this session that was delivered by Dr. Sara Hassan ...

  • Trivia Social Night

    On Sunday 21 September 2014 the AAIS hosted its very first Trivia Night at the AAIS Youth Centre. The night began with a fabulous dinner on offer at the AAIS Youth Centre café ...

  • Kids Indoor Soccer Tournament

    On Friday 19 September 2014, the finals of the AAIS Kids Indoor Soccer Tournament were played out in front of a large crowd of AAIS financial members at the Youth Centre...

  • Islamic Indoor Soccer Championship

    On Sunday 7th September 2014, the AAIS Youth Committee organised a team of brothers to represent the AAIS at the 2014 Annual Islamic Indoor Soccer Championship ...

  • AAIS Youth Night

    On Sunday 31st August 2014, the AAIS Youth Committee held another successful ‘Youth Night’ at the AAIS Youth Centre. ...

  • Knowing the Creator

    On Wednesday 27th August 2014, after a brief pause with the educational program for the holy month of Ramadan, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society's (AAIS) Women's Committee reconvened their Monthly Sisters Islamic Session ...

  • Bayram Dinner Function

    In marking the conclusion of the Holy month of Ramadan and the corresponding celebrations of Fiter Bayram, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was delighted to organise its annual Bayram function for AAIS members and their families ...

  • Kids Bayram Carnival

    On Saturday 2 August 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s (AAIS) Women’s Committee organised the first annual AAIS Kids Bajram Carnival at the AAIS Youth Centre ...

  • Fiter Bayram Day

    On Monday 28th July 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society and its Albanian Mosque were full of worshippers to mark Fiter Bayram ...

  • Open House Melbourne

    During the last weekend of July 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) participated in Open House Melbourne ...

  • AAIS IFTAR – The Night of Power

    On Wednesday 23rd July 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its 12th Iftar for AAIS members and their families …

  • ANZTLA Visits Melbourne’s 1st Mosque

    On Thursday 3rd July 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted sixty-five (65) librarians from the Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association (ANZTLA) ...

  • Care With Me: Pre-Ramadan Iftar

    On Sunday 22nd June 2014, a special Pre-Ramadan Iftar Dinner was held at the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) by Care With Me (CWME) ...

  • Perfecting Prayer

    Following the success of the beginners level '3 Week Prayer Workshop', on Sunday 22nd June 2014, a subsequent information session on 'Perfecting Prayer' was delivered ...

  • Ramadan: The Blessed Month

    The next AAIS Sister's Monthly Islamic Information Session will be held on Wednesday 18th June 2014. For more information, please see the corresponding link ...

  • AAIS Youth Night

    On Sunday 8th June 2014, the AAIS held it's second Youth Night for AAIS members. Alhumdulillah the night was another huge success with over ninety (90) members attending ...

  • The Prophet’s Night Journey & Welcome Ramadan

    On Saturday 24th May 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted a special event to commemorate the 'The Prophet's Night Journey' followed by a presentation welcoming Ramadan'events together at the AAIS's Multi-Function Room ...

  • The World Unseen: Angels & Jinns

    The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its monthly AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 14th May 2014. There were seventy (70) ladies in attendance for this session presented by Dr. Sara Hassan ...

  • 3 Week Prayer Workshop

    Over the course of three weeks, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held a very successful prayer workshop ... The Prayer Workshop, which was presented by Imam Bekim Hasani, was attended by an average of fifty (50) AAIS financial members each week ...

  • Body, Mind and Soul

    On Saturday 10th May 2014, the AAIS Women’s Committee hosted a special Youth Centre fundraiser for AAIS members at the AAIS Youth Centre titled ‘Body, Mind & Soul’. This was a special day with over one hundred and ten (110) AAIS Members attending ...

  • Information Session in Sydney

    On Saturday 26th April 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held its annual ‘Information Session’ for AAIS financial members and the broader Albanian Muslim community in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) ...

  • Islamic Questions & Answers Session

    The Women's Committee of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) will be hosting its next Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 ...

  • Youth Night

    On Sunday 20th April 2014, The AAIS Youth Committee held its very first 'Youth Night' with youth from the ages of 16 to 30 attending the AAIS members only event ...

  • Rites of the Deceased

    On Saturday 19th April 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted an important seminar titled 'Rites of the Deceased'. The seminar, which was held at the AAIS's Multi-Function Room ...

  • Annual Donation for Royal Children’s Hospital

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) made its first donations to the Royal Children's Hospital back in 1971. This year, over two (2) consecutive Friday prayers, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) conducted a collection for the Royal Children's Hospital ...

  • Muslim Student Awards 2014

    On Saturday 29th March 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) took part in the annual Human Appeal International Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards ...

  • ‘BESA – The Promise’ in Australia

    On Saturday 23rd and Thursday 27th March 2014, 'Besa - The Promise' was screened at the Elsternwick Classic Cinemas. This film captures the stories of ordinary Albanians that risked their lives ...

  • The Afterlife – Part II

    The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its monthly AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 12th March 2014. There were 85 ladies in attendance for the topic of ‘The Afterlife - Part 2’ delivered by Dr. Sara Hassan. ...

  • The Afterlife

    The Women's Committee of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its ninth Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 19th February 2014 ...

  • Hospital Chaplaincy Tour of AAIS

    On Tuesday 18th February 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS), in conjunction with the Co-ordinator of the Islamic Council of Victoria’s (ICV) Hospital Chaplaincy Program, hosted a tour of the AAIS and its Albanian Mosque ...

  • Kosova Independence – Canberra

    On Monday 17th February 2014, during a beautiful summer day in the capital city of Australia-Canberra, Committee members of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) participated in the 6th anniversary of the independence of Kosova, organised by the ambassador, His Excellency, Dr. Sabri Kiqmari ...

  • Kosova Ambassador Visits AAIS Youth Centre

    On Sunday 16th February 2014, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was visited by the Ambassador of Kosova, His Excellency, Dr. Sabri Kiqmari ...

  • Albanian Language Classes

    Almost forty (40) years after the last Albanian Language Class was hosted at the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS), this important member service was re-opened on Sunday 9th February 2014 ...

  • Kids Islamic Classes

    The first AAIS Sunday Kids Islamic Classes at the Youth Centre were held on the 9th February 2014 ...

  • Islamic Information Sessions

    On Friday 7th February 2014, the first Islamic Session was held at the AAIS Youth Centre with approximately twenty-five (25) members attending the educational program ...

  • Love and Marriage

    The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its eighth AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 15th January 2014. Proving to be a popular topic, this was our biggest attendance yet, with approximately 85 ladies attending this special session ...

  • 2014 Family Camp – Photos

    The AAIS Family Camp, which was attended by forty (40) members of our community, was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone that attended the four day event ...

  • AAIS Youth Centre – Opening Day

      On Saturday 28th December 2013, the AAIS Committee Board held the opening of the AAIS’s new Youth Centre. Although Melbourne’s summer season produced some very hot conditions for the historic occasion, Alhamdulillah, over three hundred and fifty (350) AAIS members and their families attended the special event.

  • Life of the Prophet – Part 2

    The AAIS Women’s Committee hosted its sixth AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 18th December 2013. For more information, please see click on the brochure link ...

  • Visit by Volunteers from Jewish Museum

    On Monday 25th November 2013, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted an Islamic Information Session, as well as a Mosque Tour for over forty (40) volunteers from the Jewish Museum ...

  • Albanian Independence Day – Victorian Parliament House

    On invitation by the Victorian Liberal Party, I attended a special event on Monday 25th November 2013, which was held at the Victoria State Parliament House, together with AAIS Board member, Urim Balla, and Imam of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s Albanian Mosque, Dr. Bekim Hasani, to mark Albania’s Independence Day ...

  • AAIS – 50 Years of Serving the Community

    On Saturday 9 November 2013, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted another special event to commemorate the 50 Year Anniversary of the Society.

  • The Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

      The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its sixth AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 13th November 2013. A prelude to the session was a short talk on the recent Hajj trip undertaken by members of the AAIS Women's Committee' ...

  • Kurban Bayram Picnic

    On Sunday 3rd November 2013, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) in collaboration with the three other Albanian Islamic Societies of Victoria hosted a collective picnic event to mark ‘Kurban Bayram’.

  • Dita e Kurban Bajramit

      As per the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’, every Albanian Islamic Society of Victoria marked and celebrated Kurban Bayram on Tuesday 15th October 2013. The AAIS would like to wish everyone a happy Kurban Bayram. Shoqata Islamike Shqiptare Australiane uron të gjithë besimtarët muslimanë – ‘Gëzuar Kurban Bajramin’

  • Visit by Kosova Minister for Diaspora

    On Tuesday 1st October 2013, the AAIS attended a meeting in Melbourne with the Kosova Minister for Diaspora, Mr. Ibrahim Makolli.

  • The Beauty of Hajj

     On Wednesday 2nd October 2013, the AAIS Women’s Committee held another successful 'Monthly Sisters Islamic Session’. The 'Beauty of Hajj' event comprised of a short movie and an inspirational talk by Dr. Sara Hassan.

  • AGM – Elections

     On Sunday 8th September 2013, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) conducted its adjourned Annual General Meeting. At the end of the AGM presentation, as per the AAIS Articles of Association, an Election Committee was formed and the new Committee Board was elected by AAIS financial members ...

  • ‘Happy’ Documentary & Seminar

    On Saturday 7th September 2013, the AAIS Women's Committee and ICV Office for Women organised a successful event that was attended by seventy (70) ladies.

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Adjourned

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) Committee Board would like to inform all financial members that a quorum was not achieved at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Financial Year 2012 - 2013 on Sunday 25th August 2013, therefore the meeting was adjourned. The AAIS Committee Board will notify all AAIS financial members of the rescheduled meeting date, which is Sunday 8th September 2013, via post within the next fortnight. ...

  • AAIS 50th Anniversary

    In celebration of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) 50 Year Anniversary and Fiter Bayram, the Committee was delighted to host a Dinner Function held at The Luxor Reception Centre on Sunday 18th August 2013. The dinner function was attended by 471 guests, which were made up of members, families and friends of the AAIS; all of whom commemorated this momentous occasion in a symbolic and joyous atmosphere.

  • Fiter Bayram Day

    On Thursday 8th August 2013, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society and its Albanian Mosque were both full of worshippers for Fiter Bayram.

  • The Night of Power

    On Saturday 3rd August 2013, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its 11th annual ‘Night of Power’ Iftar for financial members. Alhamdulilah, more than one hundred and twenty (120) AAIS members and their families attended this year’s AAIS ‘Night of Power Iftar.

  • Kid’s Movie Night

    On Saturday 6th July 2013, the AAIS Women's Committee held a 'Kid's Movie Night' at the AAIS. It was a fantastic evening with over 35 children in attendance.

  • Welcome Ramadan – Sister’s Info Session

    The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its fourth AAIS Monthly Sister's on Wednesday 3rd July 2013.

  • Isra & Miraj (The Night Journey)

    On Saturday 8th June 2013, the AAIS held an event for its members and their families to mark Isra and Mir’aj.

  • Prayer: Key to Jannah (Paradise)

    The AAIS Women's Committee hosted its third AAIS Monthly Sisters Islamic Session on Wednesday 5th June 2013. The topic for this session was 'Prayer: Key to Jannah (Paradise)' and it was delivered by Dr. Sara Hassan.

  • Hajj Seminar 2013

    On Saturday 1st June 2013, the AAIS hosted a ‘Hajj Seminar’, which was delivered by Abu Maneer Ismail Davids.

  • Pre-Ramadan Event in Sydney

    On Saturday 25th May 2013, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) organised a special ‘Pre-Ramadan’ event for its financial members and broader Albanian Muslim community that reside in New South Wales (NSW).

  • Completion of Building & Renovation Project

    On Sunday 19 May 2013, which presented a glorious autumn day for the occasion, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted a special event at the AAIS to celebrate the completion of the AAIS Renovation Project.

  • AAIS Youth Centre – BBQ Fundraiser

    On Sunday, 14 April 2013 the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted a special fundraising event at the future AAIS Youth Centre as part of its ongoing drive to collect funds towards finalising the purchase of the facility.

  • The Rollercoaster of Life – Turn to Allah

    On the Wednesday 24th April 2013, the AAIS Women's Committee held the second Monthly Sisters Islamic Session. The topic was ‘The Rollercoaster of Life - Turn to Allah’ and there were 70 women in attendance on the evening.

  • Purchase of AAIS Youth Centre – Call for Donations

    On Tuesday 26th March 2013, the AAIS Committee Board completed a mailout to Financial Members. The corresponding mailout formally announces the purchase of the new AAIS Youth Centre and also calls on AAIS financial members to provide financial support towards this new AAIS project.

  • Sister’s Islamic Information Session

    On Sunday 24th March 2013, The Albanian Australian Islamic Society Women’s Committee hosted a ‘Sisters Islamic Session’. The topic for this session was ‘The Five Pillars of Islam and Imaan (Faith)’ and the class was held by Sr. Sara Hassan ...

  • Run for Charity

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Society is participating in the 'Run for the Kids' event on Sunday 24th March 2013. This will be our 5th year participating in a charity run event and each year we raise funds for a charity in need. If you would like to participate in this event, please send an email to the following address for more details: admin@aais.org.au

  • Workshop – Purity & Prayer in Islam

    On Sunday 17th March 2013, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) organised a Prayer Workshop titled ‘Purity and Prayer in Islam’ that was presented in both Albanian and English by the Imam of the AAIS’s Albanian Mosque, Dr. Bekim Hasani.

  • Outcome of Meeting – AAIS Youth Centre

    The Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) organised a meeting on Sunday 3rd March 2013, which was attended by ninety-nine (99) Financial Members, to inspect the brand new premises that was selected by the AAIS Committee Board for the purpose of opening a Youth Centre and to discuss the potential purchase of the propert.

  • Youth Centre – AAIS Financial Member Meeting

    The AAIS Committee Board would like to invite all Financial Members to an upcoming meeting to discuss the potential purchase of a Youth Centre. The details of the meeting have recently been posted to all AAIS Financial Members. For more information regarding the meeting, please contact the office of the AAIS.

  • AAIS Financial Member Mailout

    On Tuesday 19th February 2013, the AAIS Committee Board completed its quarterly mailout to Financial Members. The AAIS Committee Board would like to that members of the AAIS community who offered their assistance with the mailout.

  • Commemorating the Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

    On 26 January 2013, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was delighted to play host to financial members and their families as we collectively marked a special date within the Islamic calendar ...

  • Excursion to Adventure Park

    The Albanian Australian Islamic Soceity's (AAIS) Women’s Committee organised an excursion for the children and families who attend the AAIS Sunday Islamic Classes.

  • Family Camp

    The AAIS Family Camp, which was attended by fifty-four (54) members of our community, was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who participated in the four day event.

  • Albanian Festival

    On Sunday 9th December 2012, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) and the AAIS Women’s Committee organised a stall for the Albanian Festival.

  • 100 Year Anniversary of Albania’s Independence

    On Wednesday 28th November 2012, several Albanian community groups, which also included the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS), organised a special event to mark the 100th Year Anniversary of Albanian’s Independence.

  • Multi-Faith Committee

    On Wednesday 7th November 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its very first meeting with Victoria Police’s Multi-Faith Committee.

  • Albanian Islamic Societies Picnic

    On the 4th November 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society in collaboration with the three other Albanian Islamic Societies of Victoria hosted for the first time a collective picnic event marking Kurban Bayram.

  • Hajj Seminar 2012

    On Saturday 20th October 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held its 2nd annual Hajj Seminar. The special event, which was held in the AAIS Multi-Function room ...

  • Kurban Bayram

    On Thursday 25th October 2012. which was the day of Kurban Bayram, the Albanian Mosque was once again filled with members of the Albanian Muslim community. This year, a number of children that attended the Kurban Bayram prayer arrived dressed in traditional Albanian costumes.

  • AGM – Proposal for Youth Centre

    On 16 September 2012 the AGM was reconvened with 62 attendees present. Following the recitation of the Quran, the meeting was officially declared open by AAIS President Vahid Goga with the meeting proceeding thereafter in accordance with the agenda ...

  • Renovation & Building Project – AAIS Imam Residency

    The long awaited Final Stage of the AAIS Renovation Project was initiated on Monday 27th August 2012. Once again, during the 2011 AGM, the vast majority of AAIS financial members displayed their full support towards building the AAIS's Imam Residency by overwhelmingly voting in favour of the work to be initiated by the AAIS Committee Board and completed in the best interest of our Society ...

  • 2012 Bayram Dinner Function

    The annual AAIS Bayram Dinner Function was held on Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Sunshine Palms Reception Centre in Tottenham.

  • Albanian Foreign Minister

    On Friday 24th August 2012, the Albanian Foreign Minister, His Excellency Professor Dr Edmond Panaritti and his delegation attended a luncheon organised by Albanian community representatives in Melbourne.

  • Fiter Bayram Day

    This year, Fiter Bayram Day fell on Sunday 19th August 2012. There was a very large number of worshippers that attended the AAIS and its Albanain Mosque on this day.

  • Ramadan – Breaking Fast @ AAIS

    For the 10th consecutive year, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its annual Iftar dinner on the night of Tuesday, 14 August 2012, coinciding with the Night of Power, which is in itself a blessed night, marking the first revelation of the Holy Quran and the beginning of Mohammed’s (PBUH) Prophethood ...

  • Run for Charity – Orphan Aid

    On Sunday 15 July 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) participated in the Run Melbourne event, our 4th year participating in this event and each year raising funds for a charity in need ...

  • Pre-Ramadan Workshop

    On Friday 13 July 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted a Ramadan workshop that was presented by Imam Dr. Bekim Hasani.

  • Kids Sleepover – Photos

    On Wednesday 4th July 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted the annual ‘Kids Winter Holidays Sleepover’ for the fourth year in a row.

  • The Prophet’s Night Journey (Isra and Mi’raj)

    In commemoration of the prophet's (PBUH) night journey and ascension to the heavens (Isra and Mi'raj), the Albanian Australian Islamic Society organised a special event on Friday 15 June 2012 for members and their families.

  • NSW Community Event – Photos

    On Saturday 5th May 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society, in conjunction with AAIS financial members from NSW, organised its very first official event in NSW.

  • Yusuf Islam Visits Albanian Mosque

    On Friday 20th April 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) received another surprise visit by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as ‘Cat Stevens’).

  • Muslim Student Awards 2012

    On Sunday 25th March 2012, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) took part in the annual Human Appeal International (HAI) Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards ceremony ...

  • Quran Reading – Open Age Classes

    The Imam of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s (AAIS) Albanian Mosque, Dr. Bekim Hasani, together with the AAIS Committee Board and the AAIS Women’s Committee, have recently organised and successfully held ongoing educational programs for both senior and junior members of our community at the Albanian Mosque ...

  • Seniors Tour of Albanian Mosque

    On Tuesday 28th February 2012, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its very first tour of the Albanian Mosque from a senior U3A (Lifelong Learning Co-operative) group ...

  • Islamic Educational Program 2012

    After the success of the AAIS Information Sessions in 2011, the AAIS Committee Board is pleased to announce that our Islamic Information Sessions will recommence in February 2012. The educational program will run on Saturday nights and is also open to males and females in our community ...

  • Quarterly Member Mailout

    The AAIS Committee performed its quarterly mailout to AAIS Financial Member and managed to complete the task with the help of AAIS members ...

  • Friday Prayer @ Albanian Mosque

    On Friday 30th December 2011, a large number of AAIS financial members arrived at the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) to perform the Friday congregational prayer at the Albanian Mosque and also welcome the new Imam to Melbourne, Australia ...

  • Arrival of New Imam of AAIS’s Albanian Mosque

    On Saturday 24th December 2011, the new Imam of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society’s (AAIS) Albanian Mosque arrived safely in Melbourne ...

  • Work on Temporary Residency for Imam

    On Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th December 2011, the Committee Board and members of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) performed work at the temporary Imam’s residence ...

  • Annual Kurban Bayram Picnic

    On 20 November 2011 the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted its annual Kurban bayram picnic at the Carlton Gardens ...

  • Meeting with Australia’s New Grand Mufti

    On Saturday 19th November 2011 the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) attended a function, which was organised by the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV), to meet the newly elected Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohamed ...

  • 2011 Kurban Bayram Day

    Alhamdulilah, the AAIS and its Albanian Mosque were both full on Kurban Bayram Day ...

  • Meeting with Albanian Islamic Societies

    On Saturday 29th October 2011, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) played host to a meeting between all the Albanian Islamic Societies in Victoria ...

  • AAIS Financial Member Mailout – October

    The AAIS Committee Board would like to sincerely thank all the AAIS financial members that participated in this mailout ...

  • Visit by ISIK College

    On Monday 17th and 24th of October 2011, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) hosted a school tour of the AAIS to a total of eighty-eight (88) students from ISIK College. ISIK College is one of the first Islamic Schools to visit the AAIS ...

  • Islamic Educational Program

    The AAIS Committee Board is pleased to announce that our Islamic Information Sessions will begin in October 2011. This educational program is open to both males and females in our community ...

  • 2011 Election Results

    The AAIS held its 2011 Election on Sunday, 25 September 2011 at the AAIS. The Election was attended by approximately 250 members ...

  • Meeting with Islamic Council of Shkoder

    On Wednesday 7th September 2011, the AAIS had its first meeting with the Albanian Islamic Council of Shkoder ...

  • 2011 Bayram Dinner Function

    In celebration of this year's Ramadan, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was delighted to host its annual Ramandan Bayram Function ...

  • Teravi Prayers @ Albanian Mosque

    Alhamdulilah, this Ramadan has seen a large number of members from the Albanian Muslim community arrive at the AAIS to participate in the Ramadan program and Teravi prayer ...

  • Run for Charity – Heart Kids

    On Sunday 17 July 2011 members of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) and their families participated in the third annual AAIS Run Melbourne Charity Event ...

  • AAIS Financial Member Mailout – July

    The following items were posted to all AAIS financial members ...

  • Kid’s Sleep Over @ AAIS

    For the third year in a row, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) Sisters Committee organised a Kids Sleepover at the AAIS ...

  • AAIS Financial Member Mailout – March

    The following items were posted to all AAIS financial members ...

  • Visit by Director of Kosova Museum

    On Tuesday 8th February 2011, the Committee Board of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) was visited by the Director of Kosova’s National Museum ...

  • 2011 Family Camp

    On the 15th of January 2011, ninety-one (91) members and friends of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) - some of whom arrived from Western Australia and even London - participated in the second AAIS Family Camp ...

  • Annual Bayram Dinner Function

    On Saturday 11th September 2010, the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) held it’s Annual Bayram Dinner Function ...