Q A Ahmad

Q Ashfaq Ahmad

Name: Dr Q Ashfaq Ahmad
Date of Birth: 12 December, 1930
Nationality: Australian
Occupation: Engineering Consultant (Rtd)

Community Service of  Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad

  • Convenor of the Living Islam in the Contemporary Global Society seminar 2009
  • Founder of the ACSOMOR
  • Founder of the Interfaith Youth Friendship Centre 2004
  • Chief Organiser of the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF) and Patron of the MEFF Consortium, 1987 to date.
  • Organiser of ‘Train the Trainers Course on Da’wah and Dialogue’ conducted at the University of Sydney, Australia from 9-19 July, 1997.
  • Organiser of Da’wah Bil Hal International Conference under RISEAP at the University of Sydney, Australia on 29, 30 March, 1997.
  • Organiser of international organisations and seminars.
  • Islamic writings contributed to international journals, magazines and newspapers.
  • Speaker at various international conferences in US, UK, Middle East, South and South East Asia and the Pacific on community issues.
  • Chapter on ‘Islam and Muslims in Australia’ of the book ‘Islam, Muslims and the Modern State’ published by the Macmillan Press Ltd. UK and St. Martin Press, USA, June, 1994.
  • Assembly member, Council of Parliament of world’s Religions (CPWR), USA, 1993 to date.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, International Council of Islamic Information (ICII), UK, 1993 to date
  • Member of the Association for Indian Muslims (USA), 1992 to date.
  • Member Executive committee, Regional Islamic Daawah Council of Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RISEAP) 1982-1990.
  • Founder member and Secretary, Islamic Society of Papua New Guinea, 1980-1983
  • Founder member, MSA (USA & Canada) 1959-1983
  • Ameer (President) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Aligarh, 1957-1959
  • Research work in Quran at Madrasatul Islah, Saraimir, India, 1955.
  • Completed 4 years special course in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Sanwi Darsgah, Jamaat-e-Islami in first division and first position, 1950-1954
  • Active worker of Jamaat-e-Islami, Hind (India), 1950-1969
  • Active worker for the liberation of India from British Raj under Indian National Congress (1942-1944) and All India Muslim League (1944-1947)
  • Contributions to radio, TV, newspapers and magazines regarding issues facing the community.
  • Talks, lectures and seminars at various schools, community centres, churches and mosques.
  • Organiser of other inter-faith and inter-ethnic meetings and programs.
  • Member of various committees for the establishment and construction of mosques, school and community centres.
  • Award for Services to Islam by Forum for Australian Muslim Professionals (FAMP), 1994
  • Founder and Patron of the Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims (IFAM), 1993 to date.
  • Founder Member of the Forum for Australian Muslim Professionals (FAMP), 1993 to date.
  • Multicultural Marketing Award for Australasian Muslim Times by the Government of New South Wales, 1992
  • Founder Member and the Patron of the Aligarh Muslim University Alumni (Australia), 1992 to date.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Mulitlingual Australasian Muslim Times, the only Muslim paper published by AMUST Publications Pty Ltd, January 1991 – June 1994.
  • Community Service Award in recognition of a valuable contribution to the Bicentenary in 1988.
  • Formative member of the ‘Staff & Students Committee for Peace Studies’ at the Unviersity of Sydney delivering lecture on ‘Concept of Peace in Islam’, 1987.
  • Chief Editor of ‘Insight’, the Quarterly Journal of Concepts and Ideas, published by the Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare (IFEW), 1986 to date.
  • Founder Member, Patron and Director, Daawah and Education of the Islamic Foundatiion for Education and Welfare (IFEW), 1986 to date
  • Founder and Patron of the ‘Australian Integrated Family’ (AIF) organised to strengthen family ties and bondage within the community, 1986 to date.
  • Secretary of the Australian Federation of lslamic Councils (AFIC), 1986-1987
  • Founder President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC), Australia wide national organisation of the Muslim Community, 1976-1978
  • Founder Member and Chairman of the Islamic Education Service, 1975-1978
  • Founder and Executive Committee Member of the Council of Islamic Affairs of NSW (ICNSW), 1974-1976.
  • Editor of the journal Ad-Daawah published by the Australian Islamic Mission, 1973-1974.
  • Editor of the journal Iman, published by the Islamic Society of NSW, 1973-1974
  • Founder Member and Secretary of the Australian Islamic Mission (Jamaat Daawah Islamia), 1972-1976
  • Founder Member and the President of the Sydney University Muslim Students Association (SUMSA), 1972-1974

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