Author: Zaynab Gul

Muslim Aid first to be accredited by Foreign Affairs

        Muslim Aid Australia has become the first and only Islamic charity organisation to be accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) following a successful assessment of the NGO’s governance, program management capacity, policies, risk, and partner management. The accreditation process aims to provide the Department and the Australian public with confidence that the Australian Government is funding professional, well managed, community based organisations that are capable of delivering quality development outcomes. Accredited Australian NGO’s are eligible for funding under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). In 2016-17 the ANCP provided $127.3 million to accredit Australian NGOs to deliver hundreds of development projects worldwide. MAA’s accreditation means that they will receive a fixed annual grant amount of $150 000, while opening up the possibility of receiving several other grants from the government, usually of higher amounts. MAA has already received an Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) membership and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Registered Charity tick. Through these certifications, MAA donors can now give with confidence to an organisation that the Australian Government supports, and has been recognised to be professional, well managed, and capable of delivering quality development outcomes. Have you donated your Qurban yet? This year, MAA will distribute FRESH Qurban ($100) in 45 countries including Somalia, Myanmar, Lebanon and Palestine andREADY-TO-EAT Qurban (cans and pouches) for Syria ($145)....

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Taronga Zoo to Host its Second Eid Festival Next Weekend

Taronga Zoo in partnership with Crescent Wealth will be hosting their second ever Eid Festival this weekend 29-30 July to bring together Australian Muslims and celebrate the cheerful occasion of Eid. Crescent Wealth representative Syed Mujtuba described the upcoming festival as “an event like no other” giving Muslims the opportunity to celebrate a joyous day of the Islamic calendar at an iconic landmark in Sydney. “Eid at Taronga is a chance for all peoples to be able to connect with the Australian native wildlife and celebrate diversity in a place that attracts a diverse range of people locally and...

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Mehdi Hasan on defeating extremism

Well over a thousand people gathered in two separate events in Melbourne and Sydney on 12 and 13 July respectively to hear internationally acclaimed journalist and broadcaster, Mehdi Hasan, present a case for moderation and solidarity in the face of rising extremism.  The topic for both events was titled “Defeating extremism with Mehdi Hassan: The future of the West in the age of Trump and terror.” The Sydney event attracted over 700 people and was held at the Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus and also included a frank conversation between Mehdi Hasan and ABC presenter Stan Grant of Aboriginal ancestry from Wiradjuri. Earlier on...

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Comedian to Watch: Khaled Khalafalla

Dubbed by The Age as the next “huge mainstream star”, Australian comedian Khaled Khalafalla is letting Loose and brought his stand-up show to Sydney  on Friday 14 July at the Comedy Store.  “To all my Sydney fans, you’re not going to be disappointed. This is my best show yet,” said Khalafalla in an exclusive interview with AMUST before the show. Starting off as a host for charity events who had an “addiction to making people laugh”, Khalafalla has performed for the likes of the Just For Laughs show and is now one of the seven most promising emerging artists of...

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Uber Australia Hosts Iftars for 3000 people in Driver-Partner Giveback

Uber Australia hosted more than 3,000 people at Iftar dinners in multiple cities across the country. These included Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to give back to its driver-partners, turning out to be its biggest ever partner appreciation event. Uber Sydney’s Iftar dinner was held on the 4 July at the Orion Function Centre in Campsie, where over 500 driver-partners, their families and members of the Uber team celebrated the end of Ramadan. Australia and New Zealand Head of Regional Operations at Uber, Dom Taylor, recognises the diversity of the drivers in company and the importance of appreciating...

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