Statement From The Acting Premier

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of His Eminence the Grand Mufti of Australia Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi.

Through his service to our Muslim communities, including his regrettably brief tenure as the Grand Mufti of Australia, His Eminence provided strong leadership and spiritual guidance to thousands of Australians.

His Eminence loved our nation and its people, and as a state, Victoria will miss his genuine and heartfelt friendship.

We extend our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of His Eminence, as well as our broader Muslim communities during this sad time.

The legacy of His Eminence will live on through the many contributions he made to our strong, multicultural and multifaith state and nation.