Masjid al Farooq aims to serve as a safe space for prayer, reflection, social engagement, Islamic education and guidance while upholding the morals and values outlined in the Holy Quraan. Through interfaith dialogue Masjid al Farooq promotes communication with other nations based on moderation and tolerance. We are inclusive of all cultures and transcend political boundaries. We are the heart of our community.
Originally founded in the early 1990s by new Muslims to the area, the local Muslims purchased a former Anglican church and adapted this building to suit the requirements of Muslim worship. The mosque that stands on this same site today was reconstructed after an arson attack on the original mosque building on September 21, 2001, just ten days after the terrorist attacks on New York City. The Kuraby Mosque thereby became the first mosque anywhere in the world to be damaged or destroyed as a direct response to the attacks of September 11.
Today the mosque is home to a vibrant multicultural Australian community. We have over 40 nationalities as part of our congregation and offer a large number of activities on top of daily prayers for males and females.
A picture of the former church which was converted to a Mosque. this picture was taken shortly before the arson attack on the Masjid.
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