Author: Mehar Ahmad

CareFlight celebrates cultural diversity

CareFlight, an aeromedical charity hosted Australians from diverse cultural to celebrate Harmony Day on Sunday 25 March 2018 at its Westmead base, thanks to the initiative of 16-year-old Rabia Rasool. The event was attended by more than 50 people of diverse cultural background including guests, Mr Abdul Majid Yousfani, Consul General of Pakistan, Sydney, Mr Phillip Ruddock, Mayor of Hornsby Shire Council and Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills Shire Council. “Today is all about building bridges, talking to strangers and letting people know that everyone belongs. I believe in this vision and believe in achieving love and...

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Awards and $6000 scholarships for high achievers

The 11th Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards were held in all major cities of Australia recognising high achievement by a large cohort of  the Muslim students who have received an ATAR of 90+ after the completion of their school studies at the end of year 2017. Hosted by Human Appeal Australia at gala dinner events, a total of 249 students were invited together with their parents to be presented with certificates and gifts including laptops awarded by local sponsors in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Out of 249 Australian Muslim students who obtained ATAR of 90+,  33  students achieved ATAR of...

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Islamic Education Forum focuses on curriculum

The 2nd Australian Islamic Education Forum was held on  Saturday 24 February 2018 at the premises of Arkana College in Sydney attended by academics, researchers, educators, principals and teachers from a large number of Schools from all over Australia. The Annual Australian Islamic Education Forum  organised by the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE),  University of South Australia aims to provide a platform for educators in Islamic schooling (Islamic schools, Madrassah or home educators/homeschoolers) to network, build collaborative partnerships, share stories of hope and showcase projects and best practices in Islamic education. The theme for this year’s forum...

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Community healing on Australia Day

The Premier’s Western Sydney Australia Day Community Reception was held on Friday 26 January 2018  at Bowman Hall, Blacktown. The event was attended by a number of ministers, members of parliament, community leaders, aboriginal elders and performers as well as a number of Australia Day awardees. The event started with welcome in English as well as in an Aboriginal language followed by a sad song “Generational Scars” by Jacinta Tobin relating to Aboriginal stolen generations, scarring, broken hearts and quest for healing, love and peace. A comprehensive performance was given by Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe that included dancing with...

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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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