Fiji Muslim League

Fiji Muslim League (FML) is an organisation founded in 1926 in Fiji.[1][2] Following its foundation the organisation set up branches across the country. Most of the Muslim schools in Fiji are operated by the Fiji Muslim League.[3]

Fiji Muslim League
AbbreviationFML
Formation31 October 1926
Founded atFiji
Location

HistoryEdit

FormationEdit

On 31 October 1926, The Fiji Muslim League was founded at the Jamia Masjid in Toorak.

EducationEdit

The Fiji Muslim League contributed for the education systems in Fiji. The first school launched by FML was the Suva Muslim Primary School. Fiji Muslim League currently owns and manages seventeen primary and five secondary schools plus a tertiary institution. Fiji Muslim League has also helped for tertiary studies for poor Muslims through loans. The IDB loans for these studies were given locally for information technology and the other for the study of medicine in Pakistan by Fiji Muslim League.

PoliticsEdit

In 1929, Fiji Muslim League sought to acquire discrete representation for Muslims in the Fiji Legislative Council.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maurits S. Hassankhan; Goolam Vahed; Lomarsh Roopnarine (10 November 2016). Indentured Muslims in the Diaspora: Identity and Belonging of Minority Groups in Plural Societies. Taylor & Francis. p. 290. ISBN 978-1-351-98687-8.
  2. ^ Jon Fraenkel; Stewart Firth; Brij V. Lal (April 2009). The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups?. ANU E Press. p. 226. ISBN 978-1-921536-51-9.
  3. ^ Richard B. Baldauf; Robert B. Kaplan (2006). Language Planning and Policy in the Pacific: Fiji, the Philippines and Vanuatu. Vol. 1. Multilingual Matters. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-85359-921-7.