Author: Najia Khalil

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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Local Muslim Leaders join IFEW Dinner

The 6th IFEW Presentation dinner was held on Sunday 23 November at Dar-ul-Islam, Bonnyrigg joined by representatives from local areas Muslim leaders in addition to members of the Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare (IFEW). The invitees included families of IFEW members and leaders of the Australian Islamic Society of Bosnia Herzegovina, as well as Sheikh Syed Kandil, renowned for his contribution to the community in Sydney, and Mrs Kandil. This was the sixth event in a series of ‘IFEW Presentation Dinners’ which were introduced to develop mutual understanding between Islamic Foundation for Education and Welfare (IFEW), Australian MEFF...

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