Sydney (Press Release from Halal Expo Australia); It is a great privilege for Halal Expo Australia that a well-known Australian religious scholar and Imam brother Nazeer ul Hassan Thanvi will manage the religious affairs Nazeer ul Hassan Thanviand matters related to first International Halal Conference being held in the Halal Expo Australia 2016 Sydney on 10th of April 2016.

Brother Nazeer ul Hassan Thanvi belongs to a prominent religious family ‘Thanvi’ of Indian sub-continent background particularly that of Pakistan. He has been living in Australia for the last 28 years. He was the first Imam of Rooty Hill Mosque from 1987 to 1992 and also a Halal Certifier/Supervision for Islamic Association of Western Suburbs from 1990 to 1992. He has also worked as:

  • Radio Co-Presenter of Urdu language of SBS Radio Services from 1987 to 2004.

  • Imam/Religious Minister for Wyong Islamic and Cultural Centre (Central Coast Islamic Society, Wyong. NSW, Australia)

  • Halal Operation Manager at Valley View Poultry (Chickadee Chickens), Gosford, NSW

  • Halal Operation Supervisor/Purchasing Manager at Jabuna Pty Ltd (Sunibrite Muesli Bars and Health Cakes), Wyong, NSW

  • Halal Meat Certification Supervisor, (Central Coast Islamic Society, Wyong. NSW)

  • Director/Principal I.Q.R.A. Language Institution (Institute of Quran Recitation Australia), Auburn. NSW Australia

  • Halal Certification Advisor to SANHA (South African National Halal Authority)

  • Muslim Advisor to Scouts Australia (NSW)

  • Imam/Religious Minister at Islamic Community of Nepean, Penrith, NSW

  • Currently serving as Imam/Religious Minister Part time at Hornsby Muslim Community and Welfare Centre, Hornsby, NSW.

In 1989, Mr. Thanvi officially launched the Hilal sighting and establishment of lunar Islamic calendar in Australia.

The Director of Halal Expo Australia, Syed Atiq ul Hassan, expresses his great pleasure on the induction of brother Nazeer ul Hassan Thanvi in the organising team of Halal Expo Australia. Mr. Hassan has thanked brother Nazeer ul Hassan Thanvi for accepting the role of an ‘Advisor Religious Affairs Halal Expo Australia’ and said that Mr. Thanvi will be a great resource and asset for the Halal Expo Australia in order to achieve its goals in the best interest of the Australian Islamic Community.

It is to be noted that Halal Expo Australia is holding two events in 2016, a fair & festival in Melbourne on 10th of January 2016 at Melbourne Showground (Melbourne) and a fair, festival & international conference in Sydney on 10th of April 2016 at Fairfield Showground, Fairfield (Sydney). The details on Halal Expo Australia is available on www.halalexpo.com.au

Sarwat Hassan,

Event & Media Manager,

Halal Expo Australia