Friends of Faraz Tahir from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will attend the Bondi Beach Vigil in large numbers

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA)

A candlelight vigil has been arranged by the Government on Sunday, April 21, to allow the community to come together and honour the victims and heroes of the Bondi Junction attack.

One of those heroes was Faraz Tahir (aged 30), a cherished member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) and a dedicated security guard who tragically lost his life while on duty, serving and defending the public and community. Faraz actively contributed to the charitable endeavours of the AMYA.

The National President of the AMYA, Adnan Qadir, said:

“We came here to pay our respects for all the victims who lost their lives. Faraz will be dearly missed by his friends and colleagues at AMYA. He is not just a hero for us but the whole nation. We are here in large numbers to carry on Faraz’s legacy by reflecting on his bravery, courage, and giving strength to our youth that they too must always be ready to serve others and, most importantly, this beautiful country.”

About us:

About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, established in 1889, spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the leading Islamic organisation advocating for peace and harmony across the globe. Distinguished for its endorsement of separation of religion and state, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community stands apart in the Islamic world. Today, it remains steadfast in its commitment to advocating for universal human rights and safeguarding religious and other minority groups. Moreover, It champions the empowerment and education of women. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are renowned for their adherence to the law, educational pursuits, and active engagement in societal issues, making them exemplary citizens within the global community. For the official website of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia, please visit: or email

/Public Release.