Author: shahjahan-khan

Toowoomba Mosque: Rebuilding from ashes

Two arson attacks on Toowoomba Mosque in early 2015, one year after its inception, caused serious damage to the Mosque building. Since then, with the support from Muslims across Australia, especially with those in the greater Brisbane area and Gold Coast, the determination and resilience of Muslims in Toowoomba to rebuild the only Mosque in the city and region have been always undeterred. After going through the pain stricken and unknown journey of settling with insurance claim/assessment for more than one year, the Islamic Society of Toowoomba worked with the surveyor, acoustic assessor, architect, town planner, structural and traffic...

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Federal Election: Miracle win, devastating loss and future implications

A political miracle delivered the victory to the ruling Coalition of Liberal and National Party (LNP) in the Federal elections of Australia in May 2019. Out of 151 seats in the House of Representatives, LNP has won 75 (projected 78), opposition Labor Party has won 65 (projected 67), Greens Party 1 and others 5. As a result, Mr Scott Morrison will remain the Prime Minister of Australia for the next three years to lead a majority government. Regardless of the outcome of the Australian Federal election on Saturday 18 May 2019, Muslims in Australia have shown unprecedented interest in...

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