Imam Nur Warsame

Imam Nur Warsame.

Nur Warsame is an Imam based in Melbourne and an advocate for the rights of LGBTIQA+ Muslims. He obtained his religious qualifications in Egypt and memorized the Quran in South Africa, and has been active as an Imam in Australia since 2000. Nur is the founder of Marhaba Inc, an organization that focuses on the welfare of LGBT Muslims. He also conducts workshops and talks to LGBT groups nationally and internationally. Nur is in talks with philanthropists to secure a building in Melbourne and open Australia’s first LGBT-friendly mosque.

 

Imam Nur Warsame.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.