The approval of plans for the Carlton Mosque in South Sydney, sparks excitement at Fuse. This milestone holds immense significance for the local Muslim community and the broader society.
The approval of plans for the Carlton Mosque in South Sydney, sparks excitement at Fuse. This milestone holds immense significance for the local Muslim community and the broader society. The proposal’s conversion of a former nursing home into a place of worship and community center received substantial support from two prominent Australian sports figures, Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Mundine, both esteemed members of the local community. Their endorsement underscores their dedication not only to sporting success but also to community welfare.
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Mr. Williams, expressing his sentiments, remarked, “It’s been a roller coaster ride to get this Masjid up and running, maybe four or five years.” He continued, emphasizing his eagerness as a devout Muslim and a resident of the area, stating, “Perseverance means patience, and that‘s what we’ve had. It‘s been long overdue, but thank God we’re here now. There’s a sizable community out there, especially in the sporting world.”
Khoder Nasser, a pivotal figure in the project’s development, stressed the mosque’s accessibility and its potential to offer guidance and support to both older community members and young individuals facing contemporary social challenges.
He underscored its importance as a facility accessible to elderly members of the Muslim community, many of whom have been part of the area’s fabric since the 1950s.
A representative from the Hurstville Muslim Community Association emphasized the acute need for a mosque in the area, noting the scarcity of Muslim places of worship. Presently, Friday and obligatory prayers primarily occur in community halls, highlighting the crucial necessity for a more permanent and dedicated place of public worship for the Muslim community.