Congratulations to Sr Miriam Silva AM

Congratulations to Sr Miriam Silva on her award -AM 2022 on Queen’s Birthday for significant service to the multicultural community of South Australia, and to women.
Sr Miriam Silva AM
 
I first met Miriam when she was still at university. Intelligent, talented, hard working and focussed; she excelled not only in her studies, but even more so  in her chosen areas of work at Faulding, ANZ, Elders, and Fleet Partners. She applied her extensive corporate expertise to her various roles at SA Government (Chair of Premier’s Council for Women SA 2016-2021, Former Director of TAFE SA, Chair and Council Member 2013-2020 of Uni of SA). She was also passionate in helping vulnerable women (as Chair of InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence since 2019), and various multicultural organisations including as Director of Crescent Institute and as former Chair of Malek Fahd School. Miriam was also President of South Australian and Northern Territory State Advisory Council, 2015-2021.
 
Five years ago , a diagnosis of an aggressive cancer did not stop her work . It only encouraged her to be more determined to help others. Her positive attitude with steadfast commitment is an inspiration to all Australians.
 
Sr Miriam has been a member on our Management Committee since 2010.
 
Dora Abbas, Chairperson of MWASA
28.6.22

2022 Eid al-Fitr Message from the Premier

The Muslim Women’s Association of SA thank the Premier Hon Peter Malinauskas and the Minister for Multicultural AffairsHon Zoe Lee Bettison for their warmest Eid al Fitr wishes to our organisation and our community. Their thoughtful wishes are truly appreciated.

We thank them for keeping the communities connected especially during this challenging period through their continuous commitment and contributions.

AGM 2021 Management Election Announcement

The Muslim Women’s Association of SA held its Annual General Meeting in the office on November 29th, 2021.
 
Management Team Nominations were accepted and Members were invited to vote accordingly. 

MWASA is pleased to announce the new Management Team for 2021-2022.

Dora Abbas
Mandy Zhao
Miriam Silva
Noor Azidah Abdul Aziz
Noor Alli
Ramila Chanisheff
 
MWASA staff, volunteers and Management all look forward to continuing to support Muslim women in Adelaide in increasingly meaningful ways. 

Community Annoucement from Australian National Imams Council

The Australian National Imams Council and the Australian Fatwa Council are conscious of keeping the Muslim community united, in particular during Islamic occasions and celebrations. It’s therefore, They would like to take this opportunity to make the following announcement:
 
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the custodians of the two sacred cities Makkah and Madinah, in which the rituals of Hajj including Tawaf, Sa’ai and standing at Arafat are performed, has announced that Sunday, 11th of July 2021 is the first of the Month of Thul Hijjah in the year 1442 after the Hijrah (Migration of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him).
 
As a result, His Eminence the Grand Mufti of Australia Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamad announces that:
🟢 Monday, 19th of July 2021 will be the Day of Arafah (9th of Thul Hijjah) and
🟢 Tuesday, 20th of July 2021 (10th of Thul Hijjah) Will be the Day of Eid Al-Adha for the Year 1442H – 2021