Author: Mehar Ahmad

Launch of SUMSA Alumni Network

The Sydney University Muslim Students’ Association, SUMSA marked the official launch of the long awaited SUMSA Alumni Network on Saturday 25 February 2017 at LMA Function Hall in Lakemba, Sydney. The aim of the SUMSA Alumni Network is to enrich the Muslim community on campus through the provision and facilitation of strong networks, mentors, guides in their respective professional spheres, enhancing their transition into the workplace and ensuring the formation of a stronger, more interlinked community The event was organised to appreciate SUMSA Alumni immense legacies and contributions and invite them as continuing stakeholders in the SUMSA community. It...

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Talal Yassine and Zia Ahmad recognised on Sir Syed Day

The managing Director of Crescent Wealth, Mr Talal Yassine OAM was recognised with an award for his outstanding contribution to the community on Sir Syed Day held on Saturday 11 February at Granville Town Hall, Sydney. A second award was given to Mr Zia Ahmad, Managing Editor of the Australasian Muslim Times AMUST for his services in the field of mass media. Sir Syed Day is globally celebrated on the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of the Aligarh Movement that greatly contributed towards the modern education of Indians, Muslims in particular. The 24th Sir Syed Day...

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New Premier of NSW makes her mark on Australia Day

The Western Sydney Australia Day Community Reception was held on Thursday 26 January 2017 at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, South West Sydney. Early in January, the invitations for the event were sent by Mr Mike Baird, but due to his resignation and selection of the new Premier of NSW a few days earlier, Ms Gladys Berejiklian was the star at the celebration of Australia Day. There was a delay in the start of the program due to injury to one of the performers and the large contingent of community leaders had to wait outside the venue till it...

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Masterclass: Contemporary Voices in Multicultural Australia

A discussion about multicultural Australia and how to be a positive voice for social change was held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at the Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus. The Masterclass series on contemporary issues affecting Australia and America is organised by The Whitlam Institute in partnership with the United States Consulate General. The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University exists not simply to preserve the legacy of the Hon Gough Whitlam through the Prime Ministerial Collection, but to ensure that his legacy lives through a commitment to bold public policy and social reform and through...

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Sydney Risalah Symposium and awards

The Islamic Sciences & Research Academy (ISRA) organised its annual Risala Symposium titled “Reclaiming our Humanity” on Saturday 5 November 2016 at Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown. The symposium event also included the award night for the competition on “‘Everyone’s Talking about Him’, highlighting various aspects of Prophet Mohammad’s (s) personality and teachings. Two guest speakers, Dr Suleyman Sertkaya, lecturer at ISRA Melbourne and Hajjah Maha Abdo, CEO of the Muslim Women’s Association spoke on the topic “Mohammad, an advocate of Human Rights & Freedoms”. The event, attended by more than 300 guests, with MC Muhammad Cengic started with the...

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