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Aussie University Supports Islamic Museum Art Prize

An Australian university will be supporting the Islamic Museum of Australia’s annual Muslim artists exhibition as a major sponsor, offering a $15,000 Art Prize, The  Islamic Museum of Australia website reported. “We’re excited to formalize our existing relationship with La Trobe University, we see La Trobe as being a real change-maker, who through their leadership …

3 Months on Christchurch Attacks, Anti-Racism Discussions Continue

Three months on the Christchurch attacks, a trans-Tasman conference is being held on Friday, June 13,  to discuss the cultures that breed racism and extremism in both Australia and New Zealand, The Spinoff reported. The conference, titled “Let’s Deal With It: A Trans-Tasman Campaign Towards Racial Equity”, is hosted by Shakti Community Council. Tayyaba Khan, …

Western World

Science Behind `Eid in Western World

Muslims in America and the Western World all know the scent of Christmas. As they walk through the malls, streets and stores each December, the scent of gingerbread, pine needles and cinnamon waft through the air.

Anti-Muslim Senator Loses Seat in Australian Parliament

The anti-immigration politician egged by a teenage boy earlier this year has lost his seat in the Australian parliament following the country’s federal election, NBC News reported. “Fraser Anning goes back to where he came from … he won’t be in the Parliament,” said ABC News commentator Antony Green. Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman called it …

Hair Salon for Hijabi Muslim Women Opens in Melbourne

For many hijabi Muslim women in Australia, going to the hairdressers is no longer impossibleو thanks to a Melbourne stylist who has created a safe space for them to remove their hijab safely and have their hair cut, SBS reported. “I’ve gone to hairdressers and actually asked them ‘can you just style my hair in …

After Christchurch, Muslim Women Await Ramadan to Recharge Faith

For the first time in her life, 12-year-old Sabilla Kirnab is feeling nervous as she approaches Ramadan, following Christchurch and Sri Lanka attacks, ABC News reported “When I first heard about the Christchurch shooting I was scared. I didn’t want to go to the mosque,” Kirnab said. “But then I realized that’s what the people …

Outdoor Gathering with Food and Music to Support Whangārei Muslims

Mair Park in Whangārei, New Zealand, welcomed on April 14 more than 100 people who gathered at a pot luck picnic to not only commiserate with the local Muslim community over last month’s tragedy but to learn more about each other’s culture, NZ Herald reported. “The participants brought a plate for the event. There was …

Australian Muslims Gather for Barbecue at Penshurst Mosque

The monthly Sunday barbecue at Penshurst Mosque in Sydney is a time when the Australian Muslim community gets together to celebrate their traditions, friendship, and food, The Leader reported. “Our mosque received many messages of support including flowers and cards and messages on Facebook after Christchurch Massacre,” explained the mosque’s Bosnian imam, Ensar Cutahija. “There …



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