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Lifetime Achievement Awards

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The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of Islamic learners and education in Australia. It serves to highlight educators at the pinnacle of their career, whose outstanding contributions and lifetime of distinguished service deserves national recognition.

Nominees have a minimum of 20 years of distinguished service to Islamic schooling in Australia, and the award is given for contribution to one or more of the following categories:

1. Educational or administrative leadership and/or governance
2. Service/practice/commitment and/or support for learning and teaching
3. Contribution and impact to whole-of-field growth, renewal and success.

Unlike other award categories, the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be directly selected by our highly esteemed independent judging panel. 

In 2022, the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Madenia Abdurahman and Abdul Karim Galea for their lifetime contributions to Islamic education in Australia. 

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Lifetime Award Winners

This award recognises outstanding achievement, contribution, service, or effort, with impact, inclusive of personal growth and refinement, that has demonstratively benefited self and others.

Winner: Sheik Fehmi Naji El-Imam AM (2023)

Winner: Madenia Aburahman (2022)
Winner: Abdul Kareem (2022)