The United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH) is a non-government, non-profit-making organization. For over a decade, UMAH has been at the forefront of establishing institutions that are beneficial to the community like the Haji Omar Ramju Sadick Care and Attention Home (for the elderly) in Yau Oi, Tuen Mun, New Territories, UMAH International Primary School in Yuen Long, and the ongoing Mosque and Islamic Centre Project in Sheung Shui. With plans of developing more institutions, UMAH moves steadily toward its bright future with the help of its growing community.
UMAH’s Chairman, Mr. Mohamed Alli Din also adds in his letter to Lord Edwin E. Hitti “I see the Arab Chamber of Commerce as a promising venue for trade and finance… and … I believe that the Chamber will encourage more Arab businesses to come in and invest in Hong Kong”.
To date Hong Kong has about 80 000 Muslims. The majority are ethnic Chinese, with the rest mainly from Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Middle Eastern and African countries; with only 5 Mosques or Masjids built under British rule, four of which are on the Hong Kong Island and one on the Kowloon Peninsula, with none in the New Territories. UMAH aspire to build the first Mosque and Islamic Centre in the Territories, which will be the first Mosque built since the handover of Hong Kong to China.
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The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ARABCCI) was established in Hong Kong 2006 as a leading organization at promoting commercial ties between Hong Kong/Greater China and the Arab World.