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Saqib Imran Khokar | SBS

Forty-two-year-old Saqib Imran Khokar was featured on SBS. He works as a property manager and lives with his wife and kids in Melbourne. In December 2015, he was diagnosed with cancer of the appendix (Metastatic Appendiceal Adenocarcinoma), one of the rarest cancers in the world. For Saqib, it was something too unexpected, too sudden and too early in life. “I am a very ambitious person. I had been jumping stages in my life and was progressing successfully. I had started my business, starting planning for a large organization. I had 17 employees in my company. “The house where I live is my dream house, I used to go to the gym five days a week and jog several kilometres every week. Life was great!” he said. “I never thought that I will have such illness.” He was featured on...

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Tusif Ahmad | Telegraph

Tusif Ahmad was featured in The West Australian newspaper recently to promote his exhibition. Influenced by traditional, intricate patterns and symbols found in Islamic art, paper-cutting artist Tusif Ahmad will display some of his most recent works in a seven-day exhibition at The Labyrinth Path Art Gallery in Kwinana. The exhibition, which opens on Saturday, September 22, will feature about 17 pieces of paper-cutting artwork. Created using knives, Ahmad transforms paper into two-dimensional art forms by cutting patterns and symbols into a single sheet of...

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Iqbal Barkat | Mac Uni

Dr Iqbal Barkat participated in a panel discussion on “how do we have a conversation about Islam?” in reference to ‘Terrorist/Apostate’ written by him in collaboration with actor Fadi Alameddin, which explored the struggles around identity, belonging, acceptance, Islam and its position in our world today. The Symposium aims to engage members of the community, scholars, artists and community activists on the problems of defining Islam and the impacts of such definitions on the lives of contemporary Muslims in Australia today. It is jointly organized by the Religion & Society Research Stream of Macquarie University, the Religion & Society...

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Amani Haydar | ABC News

Amani Haydar wrote an opinion piece published on the ABC News platform on 7 September, titled “I lost my mum to domestic violence but I won’t let fear of racists keep me silent.” Amani Haydar is a lawyer, artist and executive board member at Bankstown Women’s Health Centre dedicated to advocating for the health and wellbeing of women. This year, she was a finalist in the Archibald Prize and the Law Society of NSW Just Art Prize and is currently completing a Masters in Islamic Studies at ISRA/CSU. “At Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney’s west, Islamic Burial Section 8 is by the telegraph tower and the train line. As I pull over, I notice other people conversing quietly with God by the graves of their loved ones. It looks like a funeral has recently taken place. I remind myself, inna lillah wa inna illayhi raji’un: we belong to God and it is to Him we return. I’m here to visit the grave of my mum, Salwa Haydar, who was just 45 years old when she was murdered by my father in 2015. She was preparing her dinner in the kitchen after a long day’s work when he attacked her with a knife. My sister, who was 18 at the time, fought him with her bare hands and was injured in the attack. My father’s actions were cowardly, merciless and unrelenting: my mum died at...

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Top Tweets Australia Day

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has proposed a new day to acknowledge the nation's Indigenous history, but doesn't want it to replace Australia Day. https://t.co/2nAliMBXU1 — Twitter Moments Australia (@MomentsAU) September 24, 2018 Byron Bay Shire Mayor Simon Richardson on Australia Day: Why can we not celebrate Australia Day on a day which doesn’t cause division with anybody? MORE: https://t.co/37EmAUPSqP #newsday pic.twitter.com/uqJ5AHubki — Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) September 25, 2018 Wait, did our latest PM really suggest we have a White Australia Day and a Black Australia Day? In an effort to be inclusive? Really? For real tho? Really real? pic.twitter.com/vhnERS0gnG — Pearson In The Wind (@LukeLPearson) September 24, 2018 This just proves how little connection we have with January 26 – most don’t realise what it actually commemorates, why and when it was chosen, and that recent history saw states celebrating Australia Day on different dates. It wasn’t even a national public holiday until 1994 https://t.co/DAuw2IYgYc — Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) September 25, 2018 Our opposition to Australia Day isn’t about recognising our achievements. It’s about recognising our humanity. https://t.co/vDWkVM2S5V — Nayuka (@NayukaGorrie) September 24, 2018 politicians: Australia Day is so important, we can't possibly change it because our history is sacred and everyone should know Australia's story also politicians: Captain Cook was on the First Fleet, I'm pretty sure? I will not check this fact before talking about it...

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