Author: Zahid Jamil

Enjoyment and information at seniors’ picnic

Seniors from the South Asian Muslim Community enjoyed the SAMAA annual picnic together with many family and friends on Saturday 11 November at Plough and Harrow Park in Western Sydney. South Asian Muslim Association of Australia (SAMAA) has been caring for community elders since 2007 and organises events at regular intervals to alleviate social isolation faced by seniors after their retirement and as they age. SAMAA organised special bus service from Auburn and Liverpool train stations to bring seniors to the picnic venue making it very convenient for them to attend the event. At the picnic, the seniors not only enjoyed...

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Imran Pratapgarhi captures Australian audiences

Urdu speaking audiences in a number of cities of Australia enjoyed a rare stimulating and revolutionary poetry by visiting Indian poet Imran Pratapgarhi.  Sydney’s MSK Films and Kavi Darbar invited three top Urdu poets from India and held a few different Mushairas over past week to the amusement of audiences in various cities. In addition to Sydney, the audience enjoyed the three visiting poets along with a few local poets in Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. In Melbourne, India born  Flamboyant Labor Councillor and aspiring MP Intaj Khan was the chief guest while the famous Indian poet Popular Merruthi presided the proceedings of the evening. As the audience absorbed humorous poetry of Popular Merruthi,...

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Sir Syed’s Vision still needs realisation

Indian Muslims around the world are currently commemorating the bicentennial celebrations of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University ranked this year as the top Indian University. He was indeed a great visionary who believed that Muslim of India could not progress without modern education. He was a pragmatist Islamic scholar, a reformist whose main objective was to bring about the change in the psyche of Indian Muslims. In a reaction to British rule, who had captured power from Muslim rulers, religious leaders discouraged modern education, leading to a non-progressive attitude of Muslim population at large....

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India abolishes instant Triple Talaq

In a historic decision on Monday 21 August 2017, a five-judge constitution bench of the Indian Supreme Court struck down by 3:2 majority, the practice of “Triple Talaq”, or instant divorce.  The two judges, Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer held triple talaq to be part of fundamental rights to religion of Muslims and said it was not unconstitutional. But, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit said triple talaq violated the fundamental rights of Muslim women as they are subjected to arbitrary, instant, irrevocable divorce through this practice. Interestingly, the bench...

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Climate of fear for Muslims in India

A few days before Eid-ul-fitr in June 2017, a mob of 20 Hindu men fatally stabbed Junaid Khan, a Muslim teenager, and seriously injured his three companions on a train near in the North Indian state of Haryana.   More than 200 onlookers in the train compartment and on the railway platform watched the incident without coming forward to challenge the killers, with a few even encouraging the assaulters. They accused the teenage Muslim boys of eating beef, an act considered sacrilegious by sections of the nation’s Hindu majority. This attack was part of an increasing trend that began...

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november, 2017

22nov10:30 am- 1:30 pmLadies High Tea For Rohingya

23nov7:30 pm- 10:30 pmSounds of Light PerthCharity Concert

24nov6:30 pm- 9:30 pmSounds of Light AdelaideCharity Concert

25nov6:00 pm- 9:00 pmSounds of Light SydneyCharity Concert

26nov3:30 pm- 6:30 pmSounds of Light MelbourneCharity Concert

27nov7:00 pm- 10:00 pmSounds of Light BrisbaneCharity Concert

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