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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, …

This Is How A Niqabi Woman Responded To Hate

CANBERRA – An Australian niqabi woman has shared how she reacted to hate with love and good character after a woman shouted at her to get out of the country while she was shopping. “She told me how could you ever be allowed in this place with this thing on your face,” the Muslim woman …

Aussie Police Cops Get Islamic Awareness Workshops

CANBERRA – The Australian Federal Police announced organizing a three-day Islamic awareness workshop for its officers as a part of a national push to educate staff about “Islamic culture” and the “history of Islam.” “The program is provided to members where it’s relevant to their role and designed to educate them about Islamic culture and …

Hijabi Muslim Officer Rises Above Hate

VICTORIA – A Muslim officer, in reaction to the hateful comments she has received on an online message granting her state’s “Honor Roll of Women”, has decided not to give in, but rather planned to work more on engagement with the society. “I believe in freedom of speech but there’s a line to draw when it …

Muslim Students Honored at 12th Muslim Achievement Awards

Muslim Students Honored at 12th Muslim Achievement Awards

In recognition of their outstanding achievements, a total of 256 students were invited together with their parents to be presented with certificates and gifts  at a dinner hosted by Human Appeal Australia. 12 Muslim Achievement Awards are being held in all major cities of Australia recognizing high achievement by a large cohort of  the Muslim students …



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