Finances for the new centre are in place. Mr Razvi has recently returned from a fundraising lecture tour of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, during which he addressed the World Assembly of Muslim Youth in Riyadh. A Commonwealth Bank account has been set up to receive local donations.
The school system was publicly touted at IREA’s Australian Islamic Peace Conference, held at Melbourne’s showgrounds in March last year. A series of posters at the conference designed to clear up “misconceptions’’ about Islam included one entitled “Hijab: A solution for rape”.