Author: Mehar Ahmad

MEP delegation meets AMUST team

A group of young Indonesian Muslim leaders paid a visit to AMUST offices at Dar-ul-Islam in Bonnyrigg, Sydney meeting AMUST team members on Saturday 16 December. This is the first group of Indonesian delegates visiting Australia under the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Leaders Exchange 2017–18 (MEP) program that has been successfully operating since 2002 involving visits to Australia by groups of young Indonesian Muslim community leaders to have a greater awareness of Australia’s multicultural society. The Indonesian delegates went to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney within a period of two weeks during mid-December 2017 and visited prominent universities, mosques, interfaith organisations and businesses and AMUST offices availing the opportunity to have discussions with a...

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Unique event for a unique book

Rehan Alavi’s Urdu masterpiece: Ek Ghazal Ek Kahani A meticulously organised event was held on Sunday 22 October at the upmarket waterfront scenic venue, The Connection located in the Sydney suburb of Rhodes to celebrate the publication of Rehan Alavi’s new Urdu book, Ek Ghazal Ek Kahani, a collection of his writings both in prose and poetry. Rehan Alavi, an IT professional is a well-known journalist/writer/poet and an executive producer at SBS Radio. He has been writing fiction for more than two decades, having migrated to Australia from Pakistan almost 18 years ago. Read: Book Review: Rehan Alavi’s “Ek Ghazal,...

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Mushaira: Revolutionary poet Imran Pratapgarhi in Australia

A grand Sydney Mushaira (Poetry session in Urdu) was organised on Saturday 28 October 2017 at C3 Conference Hall in Silverwater where, in addition to talented local poets, a number of poets from India recited their poetry. The event was organised by MSK Films and Kavi Darbar and attended by a large number of Sydney siders from the South Asian community as well as supporters and invited guests including Australian parliamentarians Julia Finn and Julie Owens. The star of the Mushaira was Imran Pratapgarhi, a young revolutionary poet from India who highly impressed the audience with his handsome looks,...

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‘Spirit of Sacrifice’ dinner at UWS

Following the yearly tradition, Dr Jan Ali from the School of Humanities and Communication, Western Sydney University hosted the Spirit of Sacrifice Eid-ul-Adha dinner on Friday 22 September 2017 at the Bankstown Campus. The event was attended by a large contingent of academics, students, interfaith leaders and a diverse range of community members from all over Sydney. Three talks were presented on the spirit of sacrifice from Buddhist, Christian and Islamic perspectives. Venerable Thich Hue Nhan, a Buddhist Num and student at Lien Hoa Temple located in Belmore related the story of Buddha’s life and his teaching of five...

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Chris Hayes hosts Fowler NDIS Forum

Mr Chris Hayes MP hosted the Fowler NDIS Forum on Tuesday 4 July at Cabramatta Bowling Club that was attended by a  large number of people with disability, their carers as well as their family members. Mr Hayes took the initiative in order to provide the opportunity for residents to learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, given the program is still in its infancy, since it was nationally rolled out on 1 July 2016. In his invitation to the forum, Mr Hayes said, “The community will have the chance to become better informed about the National Disability...

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