– Dedicated to all Muslim Australians
Here in our eternal Dreaming
The pulse of life is free.
Beneath a brimming feast of stars
– We live in harmony.
While Wattles whisper to the wind,
‘This land’s magnificent,’
Our circling seas sing to the sun,
– ‘May these shores be innocent.’
Our early settlers toiled outback
To feed our population,
So we all reap the benefits
– Of their determination.
Wise men argued, then agreed
To form a Federation
They also argued and agreed
– To frame our Constitution.
Galvanized at Gallipoli,
‘Mate-ship’ – our Aussie way,
Eased those agonies endured
– Day after blood-soaked day.
Waratahs, Wattles and Eucalypts
Are symbols or our nation
Enduring bushfires, droughts and floods
– They remain an inspiration.
Today in our multicultural country
We strive to maintain what’s right.
A Fair Go for all and Mate-ship
– We uphold with all our might.
Today in cities and outback,
We’re sensing new vitality,
As Muslims who choose to settle here
Are enriching our diversity.
Out of a very true love for Allah,
And aware of the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah,
They follow the pathway of piety,
Thus always treating people gently
And respecting one another constantly,
While keeping their promises faithfully.
With hearts free of malice, hatred and envy.
They believe in the importance of family
And of good manners and sincerity.
With patience and true sense of justice,
Their Immense generosity,
Honesty and hospitality,
Which I observed during my many
Visits to Muslim countries.
Also they’re masters of poetry
Which is seen as the voice of the soul.
So Muslims contribute to social harmony
– Thus they’re welcomed here constantly.
We live in peace within The Dreaming
Warmed by our Southern sun,
With Australia’s vast and vital heart
– Beating for everyone.
Note: The Indigenous people of Australia believe we are all part of an eternal Dreaming.