Author: ziahmad

Inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney

Eight national teams from Australia, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan, Wales and Canada have been competing for Over-50s Cricket World Cup at cricket grounds across Sydney that concludes this week. The Over-50s Cricket World Cup started on Wednesday 21 November and concludes on Wednesday 5 December with the grand final at Drummoyne Oval between finalists Australia and Pakistan. Each team have played seven matches over the two week period to reach the semi-finals and the finals. The Australian team has benefited from a number of first-grade players including captain Tony Clarke, who has played 36 years of...

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Over 400 attend campaign dinner to re-elect Jihad Dib

More than 400 people turned up to attend an NSW Labor Party campaign dinner to Re-Elect Jihad Dib, state member for Lakemba and Shadow Minister of Education on Thursday 15 November at Villa Blanca Reception in Bankstown. Considering Mr Dib’s popularity, the $120 each dinner event was enthusiastically attended by a large number of community groups and people from diverse background. A large number of community and business leaders, as well as politicians, attended the event including Mr Tony Burke MP,Mr  Jihad Dib MP, Ms Courtney Houssos, MLC, Mr Stephen Kamper MP, Ms Julia Finn MP,Mr  Kayee Griffin, former Deputy President of...

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Interfaith gathering calls for understanding against divisiveness and fear mongering

An interfaith gathering held at the NSW Parliament on Tuesday 27 November organised by the Indian Crescent Society of Australia and hosted by Mr Jihad Dib MP and Dr Geoff Lee MP has called for interfaith education and dialogue in schools. “When mixed with fear, ignorance can quickly lead to hatred and to violence. Religious ignorance in Australia is not limited to ignorance of Islam but the media and others habitually ignore the diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of Australian Muslims”: Professor Michael Quinlan. The ICSOA program on “Interfaith Perspective on Education” brought together local and state politicians, academics and...

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Muslim Community celebrates high achievements at AMAA 2018

Celebrations showcasing community icons at the 12th annual Australian Muslim Achievement Awards were held in Sydney on Saturday 18 November at Grand Royale, Granville recognising a number of individuals and organisations as finalists and winners. Winners of awards included Dr Mehmet Ozalp, Tony Burke, Jihad Dib, Nada Kalam, Sayed Rahmatullah Hussainzada and many more while AMUST won the award for  ‘Media Outlet of the Year’.  The annual event founded and hosted by Mission of Hope led by Ms Hanan Dover, recognises the outstanding contributions made by Australian Muslim men, women, businesses and organisations towards the community celebrating their success performance, and achievements of Australian...

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Mosaic of Muslim Women in Australia

The Muslim Women Association (MWA) celebrated its 35th anniversary since its establishment by recognising the value and diverse contributions of Muslim women around Australia through a snapshot of some defining moments and achievements in their lives on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at Novotel, Parramatta. The event celebrating 35 years of empowerment through faith at MWA was attended by a large number of high achievers amongst Australian Muslim women from a diverse background, ages, professions and areas of excellence. The MWA 35th Anniversary Dinner brought together community members and stakeholders with invited guests including ministers, politicians, sheikhs, government officials, community and interfaith leaders. The Mosaic...

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