Author: mahmad

Muslims grieve with Sri Lankan community

The bombings in Sri Lanka had a devastating affect on the Sri Lankan community in Australia.  And nowhere was this more apparent than the Sri Lankan expats and residents in Canberra. The Sri Lankan High Commission in Yarralumla opened their doors to allow the broader community an opportunity to place flowers and sign a condolence book. 10 year old Eesa Bokhari, from the Muslim community, was one of the first visitors to lay flowers on the doorstep of the High Commission. Mr Mainul Haque, President of the Canberra Muslim Community, offered “deepest condolences for the terrible tragedy that once...

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Canberra Muslim community wins multicultural award

The 2018 Organisational Excellence Award for Services to the Community through Social Enterprise, Business, the Public Sector or Education was awarded to the Canberra Muslim Community on Thursday 13 December as part of the ACT Government’s Multicultural Awards. The Award was collected by CMC’s long time and dedicated member, Muhammad Yunus. CMC President, Mainul Haque, praised the community for the Award. “Heartiest congratulations to our brothers, sisters and volunteers for wining this wonderful award. This award belongs to you all. Thanks for all of your wonderful support and help for our Gungahlin Mosque and the CMC. May Allah accept our...

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Indonesian gender linguistics group visits Australia

Indonesian scholars visited Australia in early December 2018 as part of their linguistic study entitled “Linguistic Realizations of Gender Equality Promotion by Female Ulama.” This study is by three Indonesian scholars, Drs Nurul Chojimah, Puspita Mayaratri, and Mulia Ardi, all of whom are lecturers of State Islamic Institute of Tulungagung, East Java, Indonesia. The purpose of this study is to find out patterns or regularities used by female ulamas in promoting gender equality. Data of this study are the utterances containing gender equality promotion spoken by female ulamas when they are delivering their speeches in Islamic gatherings. As such,...

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HelpingACT delivers over 80 Food Packs

A whole lot of volunteers with diverse backgrounds, including the Muslim community, banded together on Saturday 15 December to put together over 80 food packs. This was followed by sumptuous lunch where representatives of Fred Hollows Foundation, Companion House, Canberra Muslim Community and others updated everyone on current and future projects.   On Monday 17 December HelpingACT volunteers, Mohammed Ali, Muhammed Aksu and Manar Ahmad, delivered the packs to the Uniting Church’s Early Morning Centre in Civic, Canberra just in time for the Christmas gathering for the homeless. HelpingACT’s founder, Mohammed Ali thanked every one involved. “It was great...

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Muslim appeal to collect food for Canberra’s homeless

An appeal to collect food for Canberra’s homeless has started to gear up for the demand during the coming holiday period. Spokesman for HelpingACT, Mohammed Ali, said it is reaching out to Canberra’s Muslim community and beyond for help in collecting non-perishable food for packing and distribution to the homeless. “It doesn’t take much effort but its impact is enormous,” said Mr Ali, who was named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in the 2015 ACT Multicultural Awards and who is engaged in several public service projects, including serving as a current Board Member of Companion House, which assists survivors of...

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