The Islamic Women’s Welfare Association
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
IWWA was founded in 2000 by a group of dedicated Muslim sisters committed to providing professional, efficient and effective services for the Muslim community of Sydney in general and Muslim women and children in particular.
The Islamic Women’s Welfare Association was officially established in 2001 to meet the Islamic needs of the Muslim women of multicultural backgrounds within the Muslim community in Sydney. IWWA is a non-profit organization with over five hundred members, from various backgrounds and cultures coming together under the banner of "no god but Allah & Muhammad (s.a.w) as the messenger of God".
IWWA provides Quran, Islamic Studies, Arabic classes in the English, Arabic and Indonesian language. Further events such as Ramadan help bag, morning information sessions, Eid party dinners, youth group talks, Hajj lectures, school holiday activities and many more.
IWWA is proud of running two weekend schools for primary aged students. In addition, IWWA offers women and young girls a chance to participate in various activities to meet their needs.
IWWA is a non-profit organization with over five hundred members, from various backgrounds and cultures, most of which are represented on its management committee. Rarely is there a Muslim organization with as diverse backgrounds as IWWA: Lebanese, Egyptian, Italian, Turkish, Australian, Indian, South African, Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, New Zealander, Maori, Algerian, Jordanian, and many more.
At IWWA, we address Religious, Social, Welfare, Education, Entertainment, Sport and any issues that affect Muslim women and their children.
We are currently recruiting teen and adult female volunteers, please contact our office for more information.
Letter from the President
Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu
One outstanding character from our Ummuhat Al-Mu’mineen (the Mothers of Believers) was their dedication and relentless work to educate and help the people around them. We have learned how Aishah bint Abu Bakr (ra) was a prominent scholar; educating and guiding the Muslims, particularly the Muslim women. She was very much involved in social reforms and took custody of children many of whom were orphans.
She fought and placed the interest of the ummah ahead of her own life. Khadijah bint Khuwayled‘s support was crucial to the success of our beloved Prophet’s (saw) duty as a Messenger of Allah (swt). All this was for the sake of Allah (swt) by fulfilling their obligations towards the community around them. Their work was a reflection of their Iman.