Author: Yusra Hadi

Muslims feeding the needy in Sydney CBD

Several Muslim organisations in the suburbs of western Sydney have spared precious time serving the homeless in our community, a small part of humanity. Sydney- based Islamic organisation Muslims feeding the needy have formed a small group of Muslim volunteers to help the homeless and needy in Sydney by providing them with complementary food and drinks. The Four Muslim men who started the project in 2014 are continuously dedicating their Monday nights to help the homeless by sharing with them food and drinks. Every Monday afternoon, the MFN team travel around the suburbs of Western Sydney to pick up...

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Australia’s biggest halal expo ever!

The Halal Expo Australia held its 3rd annual conference on the weekend 11 to 12 February at Rosehill Gardens, Sydney attracting thousands of visitors each day with the international exhibitors, speakers and global industry players. Despite the temperature reaching 45 degrees that weekend, people from all over NSW, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong and even interstate participants from Melbourne and Brisbane attended the event. The event most successfully showcased various aspects of Islam and defined a new dimension of Australian Muslims pertaining to Halal products and services. This year, the theme of the conference was ‘The Role of Halal in Culture, Trade and...

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Health project to help Syrian refugees

When looking at all the chaos happening in the middle east and the recent Syrian crisis, it’s easy to become cynical about the number of refugees around the world. There is generally a sense of feeling powerless and not knowing what to do to help. However, Sydney-Based humanitarian, Shay Saleh, has spent the last few months planning an initiative to serve a small part of humanity. According to UNHCR, an estimated number of 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011. The UN states that Syrians are officially the largest national group...

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Celebrating a decade of Australian Muslim Achievement

The 10th annual Australian Muslim Achievement Awards was held on 11 December 2016 at the Grand Royal in Sydney.  The event was hosted by Mission of Hope, in recognising the outstanding contributions made by Australian Muslim men, women, businesses and organisations towards the community. The event attracted some of Australia’s most creative and hard-working members of the community. The nominees, finalists and winners were selected through a strict criterion by twenty judges across Australia. Nazeem Hussain kicked off the stage and ended the night with a stand-up comedy performance. “Had a blast with my mum at the Australian Muslim...

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Australia’s biggest modest fashion brand sale

Hijab House held their Boxing Day sale in Smithfield on the 27th of December 2016. Despite the scorching heat, hundreds of people lined up at 9am to grab their favourite picks! The store had crazy sales with reduced prices up to 50% of selected items and their famous hijabs for as low as $10. The modest brand had their new stock available on the day with limited pieces up for grabs. Modest Dresses, jeans, tops and Hijabs in various colours were just a few of the items on sale on the day. Retailers rushed in and out purchasing goods while...

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