The Fatima Al-Zahra Mosque is a Shia mosque. It is situated in Arncliffe, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
It is Australia’s first and largest Shia mosque and also one of the Australia’s largest mosques. The Fatima Al-Zahra Mosque was established in 1980 by Professor Ahmad Abdul Majeed Hammoud.
Professor Ahmad Abdul Majeed Hammoud is also the founder of Al Zahra College, which belongs to Al Zahra Mosque.
Since the mosque was built there has been considerable real-estate development within its proximity and it is said that its voters are affecting Federal and State election outcomes.
There have been allegations of threats made against the worshippers at the mosque.
The mosque’s name comes from the name of the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – Fatima al-Zahra.
Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (AS) was also the wife of Imam Ali (AS). She is one of the People of the Cloak and, in Twelver Shia belief, one of the Fourteen Infallibles.
The second and third Imams, as well as Lady Zaynab (AS), were her children. Al-Zahra, al-Batul, Sayyidat Nisa’ al-‘Alamin and Umm Abiha are among her epithets.