Author: Sakinah Bokhari

Thank God its Ramadan: Muslims save lives at London tower fire

Young Muslims awake for Suhur, the early morning meal to begin the Ramadan fast have been credited to have saved many lives at the London’s Grenfell Tower fire on Wednesday 14 June. Residents commented that more people would have died if not for the actions of a number of Muslim boys who knocked on doors, alerting residents to get out. The building had no central fire alarms and no early fire warning system in place. Muslims returning from mosques after Fajr prayers very early in the morning also helped the residents to get out of the tower building engulfed...

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Yasmin Mogahed rises above the storm

A highly inspiring and motivating seminar was held at the Emporium Lounge in Bankstown on Friday 7 April where the main speaker was Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed. The event was attended by more than 400 people, predominantly women.          Yasmin is an author, international speaker and a writer for Huffington Post, who focuses her work on spiritual and personal development. Her talk captivated the audience for more than three hours with a question and answer session in between. She delved into how to navigate through difficult situations in one’s life whereby you see the silver lining and...

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Advertising for Target and Kmart reflects the real and diverse Australia

Back-to-school advertising for Target & Kmart is reflecting the real, diverse Australia – a nation of mixed abilities, races & cultures. Recent catalogues from Target and Kmart have been praised for showing a diverse range of models including children with disabilities and from various cultural backgrounds. The public has taken to social media to mainly praise Target for its catalogue, commenting that a Muslim model in their ads has broken barriers. They also commented that this has taken real people as models to a new level. Advocacy groups for the disabled have also praised the move with the Youth...

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Islamic story night – A Necklace full of love

A unique Islamic story night was held on  Saturday 21 January at Progress Park, Auburn in Sydney. More than 300 people were in attendance, mainly families consisting of young and old on a warm night under light in a family friendly atmosphere. The program started with Mohamed Khodr singing Tala Al Badru Alayna and his own nasheed about mothers. The main part of the program followed with the story called ‘A Necklace full of love’ This was the story of Zaynab (r), the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (s) and her husband Abu Al-Aas ibn Ar-Rabi (r). This story from...

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Muslim Teachers’ Networking event a success

A highly inspiring and motivating forum to bring together educators was held on Thursday 6 October at the Emporium Lounge in Bankstown organised by the Muslim Teachers’ Association (MTA). The annual event attracted more than 70 passionate educators from all types of schools eager to continue to learn how to promote positive learning opportunities for their students. The keynote address was given by an international guest speaker Ms Leila Shatara from Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry, Florida Atlantic University, USA. Ms Shatara, an adjunct professor and vice chair for ISNA education forum, focused on enjoining good and...

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