Author: ziahmad

AMUST wins Premier’s Multicultural Communications Award 2018

The Australasian Muslim Times AMUST team has been recognised at the Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards held on Monday 5 November 2018 at Waterview, Sydney Olympic Park. AMUST Multimedia journalist, Yusra Hadi won the Photo of the Year award while AMUST Managing Editor Mobinah Ahmad was recognised as a finalist in Young Journalist of the Year category. Yusra’s winning photo depicts a Muslim woman holding up a Walk for #Respect, Keep 18C sign during a march by thousands of people from Haldon Street to Perry Park, Lakemba on Friday  31 March 2017  in a show of respect for all and community harmony...

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The Khashoggi Saga: gruesome murder, blatant lies and incompetent cover up

It has been almost a month since the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Mr Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul with mystery surrounding the case with truth still to come out. Initially, the Saudi government claimed that he did enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday 2 October but left alive after getting his paperwork done. But after failing to sell this blatant lie and with media leaks by Turkish authorities of evidence of murder within the consulate, the Saudis announced that Mr Khashoggi was dead, much later admitting that he was killed by a Saudi hit squad. The month...

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MEFF AGM and two-yearly elections

The Annual General Meeting of the Australian MEFF Consortium, organisers of the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair was held on Sunday 16 September at Dar-ul-Islam, Bonnyrigg, Sydney with the presentation of the Annual Report and election the  Management Committee and selection of Office Bearers. In compliance with the constitution, members elected of eight Management Committee members who selected office bearers by mutual consensus for two years 2018-2010 and constituted the Festival Committee to help organise future MEFF events. The results of the elections are as follows: Management Committee Ali Alsalami President Usaid Khalil Vice President 1 Hanif Bismi Vice...

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IFEW AGC on developing leadership skills

The 35th Annual General Conference (AGC) together with the Annual General Meeting of the Islamic Foundation for Education and Welfare (IFEW) was held in Sydney on the long weekend from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 30 September 2018 at Dar-ul-Islam, Bonnyrigg. Starting as the Australasian Integrated Family (AIF), IFEW has been one of the pioneers in establishing daawah, education and welfare activities for almost 36 years in Sydney. One of the offshoots of IFEW is the MEFF Eid Festival being organised for more than 34 years at the Fairfield Showground while another one is the Australasian Muslim Times AMUST currently...

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ICFAL celebrates 20 Years of Community Trust at AGM

The Islamic Co-operative Finance Australia Limited (ICFAL) held its 20th annual general meeting in Sydney on Sunday 14 October 2018 at Bonolota Function Centre, Rockdale. Raising the slogan “20 Years of Community Trust” ICFAL celebrated two decades of successful operation in Australia after its establishment in 1998 and now currently being registered in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, South Australia and Western Australia. The AGM was honoured by the participation of the distinguished invited guests, the chairman, directors and a record number of more than 120 members of the Co-operative. The Keynote speaker at the event was Mr Chaaban Omran, CEO of...

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