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Australia to Investigate Muslim Cricketer's Claim He Was Called 'Osama'

SYDNEY – Australia cricket governing body has launched an investigation into an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called “Osama” by an unnamed Australian player. “It was a great first Ashes Test in terms of my personal performance,” said Moeen, who scored 77 and took five wickets in what was his …

Aussie Muslims Donate 33 Tons of Hay to Drought-Stricken Farmers

BRISBANE – In the midst of huge efforts to raise funds over the past weeks, a Muslim charity in Brisbane, Australia, has donated tonnes of hay to farmers in western Queensland who were affected by the recent drought. “We’ve brought with us three truckloads of 44 bales of hay in each truck,” Brisbane-based Muslim Charitable …

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Mosque Arson in `Eid Breaks Perth Muslims’ Hearts

PERTH – A mosque in Perth’s northern city of Mirrabooka was badly damaged after being firebombed by arsonists on Sunday night as the Muslim community celebrated `Eid Al-Adha. “It’s heartbreaking,” Al-Taqwa Masjid mosque leader Ameer Ali told 9NEWS. Emergency crews were called to the Mirrabooka mosque just after 12 am yesterday to find chairs and a …

On `Eid Day: Australian Muslims Pray for Rain

SYDNEY – More than 30,000 Australian Muslims gathered in Sydney Tuesday, August 21, to pray for rain and an end to what’s been called the worst drought in living memory. “As one Australian family, we all need to do our part and stand in solidarity with those who are in need,” said Samier Dandan, the …

Australia Appoints First Female Muslim Senator

NEW SOUTH WALES – Mehreen Faruqi has become Australia’s first Muslim woman senator after being appointed to fill a vacant seat on Wednesday, August 15. The Greens Party politician, who was born in Pakistan, told the BBC that Australia’s future would be “stronger for our diversity.” She added that she would use her new role …

Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

MELBOURNE – Thousands of mourners have observed the funeral Prayer for the Australia’s top Islamic leader, a day after his death in Melbourne, The West reported on July 12. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Azeem Al-Afifi, 48, was farewelled by about 3,000 people on Thursday during a service at Al-Taqwa Mosque in Truganina, Australia where he had …

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

MELBOURNE – After just three months in the role, the Grand Mufti of Australia, ٍSheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi, has passed away in a hospital in Melbourne after lapsing into a coma, The Australian reported on July 11. The Egyptian Sunni cleric had fought a long battle against cancer. His sudden death was confirmed in a …

Here Is Ali Banat's Last Message - Very Powerful

A few days after his shocking death, Ali Banat’s final message, which was recorded privately, has been released by OnePath Network. The message includes his solemn advice to Muslims, as well as reflections on Allah blessings. “Try to have a goal, try to have a plan, try to have a project that you work towards. …

Ramadan in Australia: Organizing Spirit & Community Involvement

SYDNEY – The holy month of Ramadan is about spirituality and social solidarity. But for Ramia Abdo Sultan, a busy working mother, Ramadan is also about being organized enough to handle her career and house. “Apart from the important spiritual aspect of the month-long fast from dawn to dusk, it’s all about planning ahead for …

What Happened When Victoria Mosques Opened Their Doors?

VICTORIA – Representing a minority in the Australian population, Victoria Muslims opened their doors this month to welcome neighbors, offering them a chance to counter their fear of their neighbors. “Muslims are only 2.6 percent of the Australian population, which means the average Australian will not get to meet the average Australian Muslim,” Saara Sabbagh, …



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