Author: mahmad

Gungahlin Mosque raises over $100K

The fundraising dinner for the Gungahlin Mosque raised over $100,000 on Saturday 21 April in the nation’s capital, Canberra. The mosque, which was operational in 2017, needs another $500,000 for its immediate next construction goals. The fundraising dinner, MC’d by Mohammed Ali, was the culmination of months’ long planning and hard work by a network of dedicated volunteers that gave the event a professional touch. The Canberra Muslim Community (CMC), which runs the mosque, has a history of well planned and successfully executed events and activities.  Since the mosque has been established, these events have become more frequent, to the...

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Hamid Ansari “Indian experience of diversity a lesson for all”

The world can learn much from India on how to manage diversity to maintain a cohesive society, according to former Vice President of India, Mr Hamid Ansari. Mr Ansari was in Australia to give a public lecture on India and Islamic Civilization: Contributions and Challenges at Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, as a guest of the ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (CAIS), on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Mr Ansari served as Vice President of India and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) from 2007 to 2017. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in...

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Funding restored for Islamic School of Canberra

The Federal Government has effectively reinstated the Commonwealth funding of the Islamic School of Canberra by accepting the Islamic Practice and Dawah Circle (IPDC) as the Approved Authority for the school, ending a long and controversial link with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC). For over two years, the school has been in on the cusp of closure after the Federal Government announced they will be ceasing funding for the school primarily due to governance issues. A new Board, headed by Azra Khan and consisting solely of Canberra Muslim community members then sought to address those issues ultimately...

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OFFER: Seeking help for orphans and widows

Orphans and widows are the most vulnerable of our societies and no more so anywhere than in India. Caring for and supporting them is, therefore, is one of the more challenging yet most rewarding acts of service. That is why Hamza Ben Abdul Rahman travelled to Australia recently. Mr Abdul Rahman came as a representative of the Organisation Function for Eytham’s Respect (OFFER) – an Indian based charity that supports over 7,500 orphans and 2,500 widows in India. OFFER has expanded its reach to a wider number of states in India and now operates in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka,...

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The Sultan and the Saint: ancient story for modern times

To coincide with Harmony Day, Bluestar Intercultural Centre together with the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture co-hosted a screening of the film The Sultan and The Saint on Wednesday 21 March 2018 at the centre’s Chapel in Barton, Canberra. The documentary tells of the often relegated story from history. It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield during the period of Christian-Muslim conflict known as the Crusades. The focus is when Francis, who after his death became a saint one of the most venerated religious figures in history,...

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