Author: Mobinah Ahmad

Recognising Afghan Refugee Youth Achievement

The Afghan community and representatives from government, police and community leaders attended the Afghan Refugee Youth Achievement Awards “ARYA Awards” on 8 December 2017 at Campbelton Civic Hall. Many young people from the Afghan community were recognised for their outstanding achievements in six categories including Education, Human Rights, Sports, Business Enterprise, Community, and Volunteering “The awards ceremony is the first ever Afghan awards that brings together all Afghan communities in Sydney. The objective of ARYA Awards is to recognize the potential within and motivate the youth to be active citizens in Australia” said Sayed Rahmatullah Hussainizada.  The Afghan Refugee Youth Achievement...

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Osamah Sami takes centre stage at Muslim Achievement Awards

Award-winning Australian actor, writer, spoken word artist, and stand up comedian, Osamah Sami stole the show at the 11th Annual Australian Muslim Achievement Awards 2017 held on Sunday 3 December 2017 at Le Montage in Lilyfield, Sydney. Winning the Creative Artist of the Year award, Sami provided the audience with some stand-up comedy and reflected on his rising success this year. On winning his award, Sami said “About the film [Ali’s Wedding], forever in a day, we’ve been spoken about but not heard from. And finally the film gave the people an opportunity to be heard from, and whether...

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Video to Watch: Yassmin on The Project

“Yassmin Abdel Magied, 26 years old, mechanical engineer, rev head, social justice advocate and TV Presenter. The Muslim daughter of Sudanese migrants, she has a huge personality. But after a big run in with former senator, Jackie Lambie, Yassmin’s popularity took a nasty turn. Then after a facebook post on ANZAC day, just seven words. The blowback was brutal.” The video then shows a barrage of verbal abuse from parliamentarians to tv presenters. “Yassmin said she became the most hated Muslim in Australia and left for London. But now she’s back in Australia briefly and read to talk about...

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Skilful Shahrouk Sisters steal the show!

As four of the sisters in a family of 11 children (10 daughters and one son), Houda, 43, Halla, 45, Leeann, 39, and Rouba Shahrouk, 40, brought their best and won Family Food Fight on Channel Nine on Monday 27 November, taking home a whopping $100,000 and the title of Australia’s Number 1 Food Family. It is an incredible point of pride for a group of four hijabi women winning such a great title. It’s not only their talent in the kitchen, the Shahrouk sisters made us all proud with the good-natured and larger than life personalities. The Shahrouk Sisters...

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Stuff Not Fluff: Exploration into Islam

Dr Peter Riddell and Associate Professor Julian Millie both launched their fascinating books at an event to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace on Tuesday 21 November at Bankstown Library in Sydney.  Facilitated by a cross-cultural consultant, Tasneem Chopra, the theme of the event was Stuff Not Fluff: Improving narratives on refugees and migrants through increased dialogue and informed debates, influenced by scholarly literature. Both academics had extensive knowledge of their very particular niche topics which demonstrates their level of detailed expertise about their own subject matter. Associate Professor of Anthropology from Monash University, Julian Millie, presented Hasan Mustapa: Ethnicity...

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