Author: Manarul Islam

The Face Against Hate

Interview with Brice Hamack, President, Islamophobia Register Australia AMUST: Assalamu alaikum. Today we are speaking with Brice Hamack. Brice has just recently been elected as the president of Islamophobia Register Australia (the Register). Brice, considering what Mariam (Veiszadeh) went through as the past President of the Register, what led you to volunteer to be the president this time. Brice: Well, in my time at the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), I grew accustomed to a lot of the hate and the vitriol that people in those positions deal with. There was one incident where we received a death...

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First Australians – an understanding

The Dickson Taj Agra restaurant in Canberra was packed last Monday 15 May as those interested came to hear directly the hopes, aspirations and challenges of our first Australians. Titled First Australians – Raising our Understanding, the discussion, organised by Forum Australia (www.aussieforum.org) brought together a diverse set of views from the community over a typically sumptuous three course meal at the restaurant. Forum Australia President, Mohammed Ali, commenced the proceedings laying clear the importance of the topic and why its was important for all in the community to fully comprehend and empathise with the situation that the indigenous...

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Islamic School of Canberra scrambles for survival

The Islamic School of Canberra (ISC) in Weston, ACT is scrambling for survival after the Federal Government decided to cease funding after 30 June 2017. ISC is an independent K-7 co-educational school with a student population of 215 and employs over 20 staff, educating its students using the Australian National Curriculum within the Islamic tradition. According to the Principal, Mr David Johns, if the government ceases funds as they did last year, it will require outside funding of $600,000 to remain viable till the end of this calendar year otherwise it will close within the next 6 weeks. The school has started a fundraising...

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Canberrans raise over $160K for Queanbeyan Masjid

The Queanbeyan Masjid project was boosted by over $160,000 in a dinner to raise funds on Saturday 6 May. Canberrans showed they are not weary of local fundraising events by packing the Dickson hall to hear inspirational talks, eat fine food and donate for the building of the masjid. Imam Adama Konda from Canberra Islamic Centre and Islamic School of Canberra stressed the importance of the house of Allah being there to support the local communities. Ex-President of IFAM-ACT and a senior member, Dr Saleem Alam stressed this point. “There are over 1000 Muslims living in Queanbeyan. Many of...

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Europe on a prayer

One of the key things I do when I am travelling is to visit a mosque and pray.  As do many Muslims.  It builds a spiritual connection both with Allah as well as the strange place you have visited fleetingly.  It makes the bond that much greater. So during our road trip across Europe last northern winter we were fortunate enough to stop and pray at several mosques across the continent. One of the most memorable visits was one we hadn’t planned at all.  During the last leg of the mainland trip we had left Duisberg in western Germany and were...

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