Author: Najia Khalil

House of Sakinah: 5 year celebration!

House of Sakinah Women Support Centre, located in Mt Druitt, Western Sydney celebrated the 5th anniversary, since its establishment, on Sunday 18 March 2018  marking its achievements in providing services to many families whose lives have been changed. The program was started by the MC Ms Angela Rodgers who welcomed the guests and called upon Ms Aisha Shafqat to do the Qur’an recitation of Surah Ar-Rahman. This was followed by a talk by Dr Derya Iner on the centrality of women in facing and coping with Islamophobia. She made the women aware of the existence and extent of Islamophobia,...

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International Women’s Day: Journey from Syria to Australia

Thursday 8 March this year marked the International Women’s Day 2018 with the theme ‘Press for Progress’, calling for gender parity. Many events were held around Australia, and worldwide, and one such event closer to home was the one held at Liverpool Hospital on Thursday 8 March 2018 in partnership with Liverpool Women’s Health Centre, Western Sydney MRC, Liverpool Council and NSW Refugee Health Service. Organised and attended by women only, the MC at the event Sharda Jogia started with a chant to empower the women sitting in the Thomas and Rachael Moore Education Centre before she called upon...

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Women of the year: Firdousi Obeidullah

The fifth annual Coral McLean Awards breakfast, held on 8 June 2017 was an incredible celebration of all the women who do so much to build up and help others in our community.  Among the awards presented at the Breakfast was the Chifley Woman of the Year which was awarded to Firdousi Obeidullah, Coordinator of House of Sakinah Women Support Centre at Mt Druitt. Volunteering with Flying Doctors service when she first got married to a doctor and stationed at Broken Hill, she has continued to support and help individuals and families. Firdousi was among the first Muslim women...

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Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha on 11-12 September

Muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice largely on Monday 12 September 2016. Eid-ul-Adha is the second major celebration during the year marked on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. It is a celebration of the spirit of sacrifice originally attributed to Prophet Ibrahim (a). Eid-ul-Adha coincides with the annual pilgrimage to Makkah known as Hajj where Muslims this year will gather at the plain of Arafat on Sunday 11 September. Most of the Australians intending to go for Hajj this year have already packed...

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Global perspectives at IFEW Dinner

The 9th IFEW Presentation Dinner was held on Sunday 13 March at Dar-ul-Islam, Bonnyrigg, with overseas guests joined by Sydney Muslim leaders in addition to members of the Sydney based Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare. The chief guest from overseas was Prof Khalid Yusoff ,Vice Chancellor of UCSI University, Malaysia and a practicing cardiologist. He talked on Muslim global perspectives and gave some valuable advice to the Australian Muslim community. Accompanied by him was his wife Prof Khatijah Mohd Yusoff, Dean, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UPM who presented her perspective in supporting cancer patients. The couple...

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