Author: Zia Ahmad

Amity College continues its strong academic tradition

Amity College hosted its annual HSC and ATAR Awards Ceremony on Thursday 16 February to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the HSC graduating class of 2016. The awards ceremony included the giving away of generous prizes awarded to students who helped maintain a well-established tradition of academic excellence at the College. Amity College holds this ceremony with the attendance of its current Year 12 students every year in order to set high standards and provide an exceptional experience for them. High achievers at the HSC 2016 spoke at the event to inspire current Year 12 students sharing...

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Trump travel ban creates world chaos

President Donald Trump’s executive order signed on Friday 27 January to curb immigration and entry of refugees and nationals from seven Muslim countries has created a chaotic situation at airports throughout the world. The erratic move has been widely condemned both internationally as well as within the US by politicians, diplomats, judiciary, academics, artists and overwhelmingly, by the general public. Ongoing widespread protests have taken place in world capitals and at US airports, where a large number of travellers entering US have been detained in spite of holding valid visas. The immediate criticism of Trump’s move came from the...

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ICSOA releases inaugural Newsletter

The Indian Crescent Society of Australia (ICSOA) released its on-line inaugural newsletter on Thursday 26 January 2017 on the momentous occasion of  the India’s Republic Day as well as the Australia Day. The newsletter in addition to messages of goodwill contains reports and some very relevant articles on Indian Muslims and the contemporary issues they face. We invite feedback and further contributions in future editions of ICSOA newsletter. ICSOA was formed last year in order to provide a platform for Australians in general and Muslims of Indian origin in particular to deal with issues related to the welfare of...

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Female Islamic scholars excel at ISRA 2016

The Centre for Islamic Sciences and Civilisation (CISAC) at Charles Sturt University in partnership with Islamic Science & Research Academy (ISRA) held its fourth, yearly graduation presentation on Saturday 10 December at Old Government House, Parramatta Park in Sydney. Twice more than last year, a record 46 successful graduates received their Diplomas, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Graduate Diploma and Master Degrees and Graduate Certificates conferred by Professor Tony Downs, Deputy Vice Chancellor, CSU and presented by Professor Lesley White, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, CSU. Out of 18 graduates who were awarded Master of Islamic Studies, a number of...

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NZF Summit highlights outstanding achievements

The National Zakat Foundation held its Annual National Summit on Saturday 3 December 2016 at Rydges Bankstown in Bass Hill, Sydney. The event was attended by a large contingent of NZF volunteers, both males and females from all over Australia as well partners and local community leaders. The overseas keynote speaker was Mr Iqbal Nasim, Chief Executive of National Zakat Foundation, UK. Starting in 2013, the National Zakat Foundation was a ground breaking initiative to collect Zakat from Australian Muslims and to utilize the funds to provide a lifeline for deserving recipients within Australia. A volunteer based, registered charity,...

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