Author: mobinah-ahmad


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The Jihad of Seeking Knowledge in Islam

The Jihad of Seeking Knowledge in Islam

After 18 years of school and university, I thought it was time to be more educated about my own religion which I had neglected (aside from the Sunday schools I did when I was a kid). Without much thought, I quickly filled in the application and sent it off. After I got accepted into the Masters of Islamic Studies, it was at that time, I began to look into what I’ve signed up for. I was not really sure what to expect, I was coming to this with an open mind – wondering how this degree would have an...

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Can’t I just Have It All?

A man basically told me it wasn’t possible for me to do all the things I want to do: ’I’m saying this to you because I’ve been there. I’ve tried to further my professional career whilst doing community work and family – its not easy, in fact, its impossible’.  Whilst I understood where he was coming from, this was the first conversation he’s ever had with me. It would be pretty safe to say he had no idea how much he unassumingly underestimated my capabilities and yet – felt it appropriate to put us both in the same boat....

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Social Page #129

MEMES TWEETS ‘Are you a Muslim?’ Twitter reacts to Pauline Hanson’s appearance on Q&AAdvertisements VIDEO 󾌯 #YouCantAskThat Posted by ABC TV on Saturday, 30 July 2016 ABCTV produced a teaser trailer titled “You Can’t Ask That” on their Facebook page. You Can Ask That is about breaking down stereotypes and offering genuine insight into the lives of people who live with labels. This episode about Muslims, has members of the Muslim community answering questions like: Do you secretly agree with terrorists?, Whats the deal with all the beards? Have you ever been abused because you’re a Muslim?, What bits of your religion would you change?, How can you justify your treatment of women?. The participants respond to the questions and explain their views about Islams, Muslims and speak about common issues westerners feel they wouldn’t be able to ask. The series gives an unmediated platform to some of the most misunderstood or marginalised people in our country: short statured, wheelchair users, transgender, Muslims, ex-prisoners, fat, Indigenous, sex workers, terminally ill, and people in polyamorous relationships. You Can’t Ask That starts Wednesday. Parents of Fallen U.S. Muslim Soldier Rebuke Trump This father of a fallen U.S. soldier has strong words for Donald Trump. Posted by AJ+ on Friday, 29 July 2016 The father of an American-Muslim soldier killed in action has contrasted his family’s “undivided loyalty” to America with Donald Trump,...

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Lakemba comes alive in Ramadan

If you wander down to Haldon St in Lakemba during Ramadan, you’re in for an incredible treat!  With the food stalls and shops open till 3am, the street comes alive. There is a wonderful list of choices to eat and drink: Indian spiced chicken and beef kebabs, deer burger, carrot juice, camel burger, camel milk, donor kebab, jalebi, carrot halwa, faluda, haleeb, meat wrapped in fried dough and so much more!Advertisements The best part of the evening is the kind, hospitable and warm people you meet as you walk down the...

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