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Islamic Museum celebrates its fifth anniversary

An afternoon tea to celebrate five years since the opening of the Islamic Museum of Australia was attended by more than 80 guests joined by staff and volunteers at its Melbourne premises on Thursday 28 February 2019. Images revealing the former water bottling facility on the site where the Islamic Museum of Australia now stands, and its transformation into an architecturally designed centre of learning are now on display at the Museum to celebrate five years since opening. Keynote speakers at the event included Ms Ged Kearney, Federal Member for Batman and IMA Founder Moustafa Fahour OAM. Islamic Museum...

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Safety Patrol: George Green’s third Childhood Champions book released

A story about a young boy who learns the responsibility of road safety at school forms the basis of the new publication from the Childhood Champions children’s book series by Melbourne-based author George Green. The whole series follows the adventures of 8-year-old Ibrahim and his friends as they navigate their growing years in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Mr Green, himself a New Yorker, said the point of difference with these young Muslim characters is their collective cultural diversity. “I quite deliberately developed characters who, while they all live in New York City, come from places...

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New, one of a kind VR experience at Islamic Museum

Views of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem in 700 CE and the Al-Quaraouiyine (al-Qarawiyyin) mosque Morocco feature in an incredible new virtual reality experience, Mecca to Marree, at the Islamic Museum of Australia. The experience takes viewers from Mecca in 650 CE to Marree, outback South Australia in 1885 – the site of Australia’s first mosque. Islamic Museum of Australia General Manager Ali Fahour said Mecca to Marree is the Museum’s first foray into virtual reality. “We’re excited to share this new experience with our visitors, this is our first virtual reality project, and it’s the only virtual...

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Islamic Museum’s Gala Dinner to celebrate Muslim contributions

Performances by Ilyas Mao, Canadian Acappella singer, composer and songwriter will be just one of the highlights at the Islamic Museum of Australia’s (IMA) upcoming Gala Dinner on Saturday 20 October 2018. Held annually since the Museum’s inception in 2014, the Gala Dinner is a colourful celebration of Muslim contributions in Australia and the world. IMA General Manager Ali Fahour said the Gala Dinner was an opportunity for both Muslims and non-Muslims to come together in a relaxed setting for a night of great food and entertainment. “Just like the Museum itself, we welcome everyone, whether Muslim or non-Muslim,...

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