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