The Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) was established in 1962 by a group of Lebanese immigrants. Its aim was to provide social, religious, educational and recreational services for the Muslim community in Australia. Once established, the LMA set out to unify the community with a common place of worship and in 1972 their efforts resulted in the construction of Australia's largest mosque, the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque located in Lakemba, NSW.
The LMA is placed in a crucial position in supporting new initiatives and advocating for the rights of Australian Muslims, it continues to provide this support to Muslims across Australia.
Currently the LMA has works with government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and individuals on small and large projects providing much needed services and awareness of Islam. Over the last 40 years, the LMA has grown to be one of the leading Islamic grassroots, community-based organisations in Australia.