Board of Imams Victoria

Board of Imams Victoria

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About BOIV

Established in 1984, the Board of Imams Victoria is the first Imams board in Australia. Founding secretary Sheikh Fehmi Naji Imam (Former Grand Mufti of Australia), Sheikh Rexhep Idrizi, the founder president and three other Imams got together to set up BOIV. Today BOIV has about 27 member Imams and each one of them play a pivotal role in the religious life of every individual Muslim in Victoria.

The Muslim community was in dire need to have a formal organisation of Imams to guide it in the face of contemporary challenges at that time. It was the collective vision of our founding fathers that shaped the makeup of BOIV today.

BOIV seeks to serve the Muslim community by providing effective leadership and guidance on matters of Islamic faith and Shariah (Islamic way of life). This website is the official gateway to all our services to members of the Muslim community in Victoria and Tasmania.

Member Imams Mission & objectives

Board of Imams Victoria is an affiliated organisation with Australian National Imams Council – ANIC

Our Vision

The BOIV envisions a Victoria in which the Muslims are able to realise the religious and spiritual needs and are free to practice their faith traditions with integrity, whilst living in harmony with one another and the broader community, and contributing towards building a cohesive society.

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Latest news

Recent news

October 25, 2020

Media Statement

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said ‘A sick person should not go to one who is healthy’. (Muslim) Board of Imams Victoria appeals to the Muslim community members living in northern suburbs to get tested for corona virus (COVID 19) even if you experience mild symptoms of the virus.  Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported that

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September 14, 2020

Media Statement

Board of Imams Victoria (BOIV) understands that the community has been going through a very challenging period as COVID 19 stage 4 lockdowns have been difficult for everyone. That is why now is such a crucial time for us to stand together and make a collective and conscious effort to fight the pandemic. We either

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August 31, 2020

Media Statement

Sunday, 30 August 2020 Board of Imams Victoria (BOIV) understands that the community has been going through a very challenging period as COVID 19 stage 4 lockdowns have been difficult for everyone. That is why now is such a crucial time for us to stand together and make a collective and conscious effort to fight

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August 28, 2020

Fasting on the day of A’shura

Board f Imams Victoria is pleased to extend best wishes to the Muslim community on the occasion of ‘A’shura’ the 10th day of Muharram, Hijri 1442. It’s strongly recommended to fast on these blessed days. Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon

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July 30, 2020

BOIV Eid al Adha BOIV Message

The President of BOIV Sheikh Isse Abdo MUSSE and member Imams are please to send our warmest Eid al Adha greeting to each and every one of the Muslim community members in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia. We are celebrating the festival of sacrifice this year in extra ordinary circumstances. The number of people affected

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July 21, 2020

Eid-al-Adha Public Announcement

In the Name of Allah SWT, the Most Merciful and the Most Compassionate Eid al Adha 2020  (1441AH) All praise to Allah SWT the Most Merciful and the Most Compassionate In conjunction with the announcement made by his eminence Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamad (Grand Mufti of Australia), Board of Imams Victoria is pleased to declare

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July 21, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown of public housing towers in North Melbourne, Kensington, Carlton and other places in Melbourne brought us together as Victorians and extend necessary assistance to the affected families so that they can navigate the difficulties with ease and respectfully.  It is indeed a challenging time not only for the affected families

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June 25, 2020

BOIV Media Statement Covid-19

Today the State Government, Victoria announced a testing blitz in hot spot suburbs due to COVID-19 outbreaks. A  targeted testing approach will occur across the following suburbs; Keilor Downs, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Broadmeadows, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham. The Board of Imams Victoria (BOIV) encourages every citizen to get tested in test locations, all residents of these suburbs

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May 28, 2020

After months of COVID 19 restrictions there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Yes, the restrictions will be eased off and  Masjids will re-open for regular prayers, gradually. It is expected from first week of June 2020  permission will be granted to congregate 20 people at our Masjids.  In anticipation of these development Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) released the following guidelines for Masjids and Community Centres. Board of Imams Victoria urge the

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May 19, 2020

Eid-al-Fitr Public Announcement

In the Name of Allah SWT, the Most Merciful and the Most Compassionate (1st Day of Shawwal 1441AH) All praise to Allah SWT the Most Merciful and the Most Compassionate In conjunction with the announcement made by his eminence Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamad (Grand Mufti of Australia), Board of Imams Victoria is pleased to declare

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May 4, 2020

Zakat Al-Maal and Zakat Al-Fitr 1441H-2020

Zakat al Maal (Alms giving – wealth tax) Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and an act of worship that every Muslim should perform to help the underprivileged Muslims. In the Quran, the obligation of zakat is discussed several times. Allah said in the holy Quran; “And be steadfast in prayer and

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April 22, 2020

Ramadan 2020 Public Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT In the Name of Allah SWT, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful. This is a PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT regarding 1st Day of Ramadan 1441 AH (2020). Board of Imams, Victoria All praise be to Allah SWT, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful. In conjunction with the announcement made by his eminence Dr.

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