Author: ziahmad

Aisha Lemu: UK born Nigerian remembered

Aisha Ahmed Lemu, British women who converted to Islam during her teens and settled in Nigeria devoting her life to Islamic education and training, passed away on 5 January 2019 at the age 79 in Minna, Nigeria. She was a prolific writer having published a large number of books on various aspects of Islam, developed a number of training programs for daawah workers and promoted empowerment of women on a global level. The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari described late Aisha Lemu as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.” President Buhari said that...

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Awards for high achievers at WGS

The Western Grammar School based in Plumton, Sydney held its End of the Year Assembly for 2018 on Thursday 13 December at St Mary’s Memorial Hall with performances, presentations and awards. The assembly was divided into two sessions, the morning session devoted to classes from Kindergarten to Year 2 while the afternoon session was catered for Year 3 to Year 11. The assembly was attended by students, parents, teachers and other school staff as well as invited community leaders where awards were given to students who excelled during the academic year 2018. During his welcome speech, the Principal of...

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Consistent Robotics success at Unity Grammar

An exclusive insight into Unity Grammar’s Robotics playground by AMUST. All three of Unity Grammar’s Robotics teams have been victorious at the 2018 FIRST® LEGO® League National Championships held at Macquarie University from Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 December 2018. Senior Girls team STEM Cells X were placed 3rd for Gracious Professionalism, Senior Boys team STEM Cells Y were placed 2nd for Mechanical Design and Junior team, STEM Cells Z, the latest addition to the STEM Cells family, were awarded 1st place for their Project Innovative Solution Award. Two of the teams, STEM Cells Y and STEM Cells Z,...

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Reunion to update on Muslim heritage project

A reunion between the Ahmad family and key researchers was organised on Sunday 16 December 2018 in order to get an update on the ISRA research project “A Journey through Australia’s Muslim Heritage: The life and times of Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad.” The family-friendly event was joined by members of the extended family of Dr Ahmad with presentations from the researchers on the project, Chief Investigator, Dr Mahsheed Ansari, lecturer at Charles Sturt University and Co-Investigator, Ms Katy Nebhan, researcher and lecturer at the University of Sydney. The researchers provided an update for the work done during the last...

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Bangladesh elections condemned as ‘farcical’

The Bangladesh elections held on Sunday 30 December 2018 under the authoritarian watch of PM Sheikh Hasina were marred with violence, intimidation, arrests, crackdown on dissent and withdrawal by opposition party members. “We urge the election commission to void this farcical result immediately. We are demanding that a fresh election is held under a neutral government as early as possible,” opposition leader Kamal Hossain said soon after the election. Bangladesh National Party (BNP) have alleged that there have been “irregularities” in 221 of the 300 seats being contested. At least 47 candidates from the main opposition alliance withdrew before...

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