9:51 - November 29, 2014
News ID: 2612691
TEHRAN (IQNA) - The Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center in Sydney, Australia, has received official permission to operate in the city.

The center has been established by Shia Muslims of Pakistani origin, who are mostly from the city of Quetta.
It has been built in an 8-hectare plot of land in Sydney and its activities include religious programs and mourning ceremonies during the months of Muharram and Safar on the lunar Hijri calendar.
There had been some attempts to block the construction of the center or prevent granting permission to it under pretexts such as possible spread of extremism and radicalism.
Muslims make up around 5 percent of the population in Australia. Sydney has more Muslims than any other city in the country.

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