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About Lakemba Mosque

The Lakemba Mosque (arabic: masjid) is known officially as Masjid Ali ibn Abi Talib, who was a prominent companion or apostle of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as well as being his Cousin and son-in-law.

Lakemba Mosque was built between 1972 and 1977 by the Lebanese Muslim Association. Lakemba Mosque was the first purpose-built mosque in Sydney, although earlier buildings had been converted into mosques.

Today, Lakemba Mosque remains one of the largest mosques in Australia and is located at 71-75 Wangee Road, Lakemba NSW 2195.

About the LMA

The Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) has been in operation since 1962 and has grown to be a nationally recognised representative service provider with over 1,000 members, over 400 initiatives and events and with a staff of over 40.

Its reach has grown to include a vast spectrum of communities and networks from across NSW, including having three mosques and partnerships with a number of stakeholders and sponsors.

It is most prominently associated with being the caretaker of Lakemba Mosque, one of the largest Mosque’s in Australia that hosts thousands of people every week, and over 100,000 people across major events and milestones.

The LMA continues to grow, reaching into new sectors and fields, expanding its reach across new platforms online and developing new spaces to accommodate a rapidly changing community discourse. With a strong sense of history and context, the LMA continues to work towards building an Australian Muslim Community that is able to confidently tackle the many challenges and obstacles it faces.