About Australian National Imams Council (ANIC)
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) is the only central, Islamic body that holds key representation from Australian-based Muslim clerics. Registered as a public company, the ANIC was established in late 2006 as an umbrella organisation consisting of a Council of Imams, representing each Australian State and Territory.
The ANIC seeks to unite the Councils of Imams of Australian States and Territories in order to streamline the activities of clerics in Australia thus, resulting in the greater benefit to the Australian Muslim community throughout the nation.
The ANIC is governed by a General Assembly and an executive board, which is solely elected by its members. At the Council’s inaugural General Assembly Meeting held in March 2006, an executive board of 15 members representing all States and Territories were elected for a two year term.
A key resolution passed at the inaugural AGM empowered the executive board to elect a Council Of Fatwa (Islamic rulings) consisting of seven Imams and to also appoint the position of Mufti of Australia.
The ANIC is currently the sole national organisation of Imams and Islamic Scholars with broad community representation. This places the Council in a unique position of officially representing the wider interests of the Australian Muslim Community. The ANIC’s members are involved in the day-to-day affairs of the Islamic community and in addressing and assisting in the affairs and concerns of the growing Muslim community.
Vision and Mission
The vision of the ANIC is to be a leading body representing mainstream Islam in Australia. The ANIC aims to utilise the skills, qualifications and expertise of Imams and Islamic scholars to promote and contribute to the betterment of the Australian Islamic community and the wider Australian society at large.
The mission of ANIC is to provide religious leadership, rulings and services to the Muslim community of Australia by supporting local Islamic organisations, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities and the wider Australian society in an effort to promote harmony, cooperation and successful integration within mainstream society.
Membership is open to all qualified Imams who are active in the affairs of the Muslim community.
Currently there are in excess of 95 Imams registered with ANIC as active members.
To become a member of ANIC you must be a member of the state Council of Imams. In the case where there is no state Council of Imams, i.e. NT, SA, TAS and ACT, then you can apply direct to ANIC by completing the the nomination form and forwarding it to by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 1300 765 964. Click Here to View the Form.