A NEW Imam has been appointed at the Baitul Salam mosque in Langwarrin.
Imtiaz Naveed has begun his work as Imam of the mosque. He will serve the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community.
Imam Naveed has previously served in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Vanuatu. He has also worked in South Australia, Western Australia, and New South Wales.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Victoria spokesperson Aziz Bhatti welcomed the new Imam to the mosque. “Imam Naveed is an extremely friendly and loving person and he’s much loved by the community members wherever he resided. He has always served with dedication and faith and he’s always available for the community members wherever the need be,” he said. “Imam Naveed intends to meet local police authorities and local council members to discuss any issues or concerns and any areas of partnership or collaboration where members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community can contribute towards the wider community.
“Imam Naveed has already mobilised the local community to start preparing for the Australia Day celebrations and also for clean up at the New Year’s Eve. The community intends to invite a large number of members of the community to its mosque for the Australia Day BBQ and dinner.”