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AMU Alumni selects a new team

AMU Alumni selects a new team

In its AGM held on 30 August 2014, Aligarh Muslim University Alumni of Australia elected a new executive committee to carry out its social and educational programmes for the next two years. The AMU Alumni has been working for more than 20 years and one of its main tasks is to grant scholarship to economically disadvantaged students in India from a scholarship fund established in Australia. Initially the Alumni granted scholarships to students at the Aligarh Muslim University, but has now expanded the programme to include Jamia Millia in New Delhi as well as to school students in Faizabad,...

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Muslim Engineer wins major innovation award

Dr Azhar Nomani, Water Treatment Specialist working with Sydney Water Corporation has won the Engineers Australia Excellence Award 2014 for the Innovative Development of Ozone Trailer for the Disinfection of New Water Mains. The award was presented to him on 19 September at the Engineers Australia awards event held at Westin Hotel, Sydney attended by more than 500 engineers and professionals. Dr Nomani developed the Ozone Trailer supported by the Water Quality Team within Sydney Water and in collaboration with external stakeholders that included professionals from Civil Delivery and Oxyzone Pty Ltd. Rather than using the conventional disinfection method...

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Muslim speaker gagged under external pressure at the University of Sydney

An open forum organised by Sydney University Muslim Students’ Association, SUMSA, last month had to be postponed in the wake of media hysteria against Mr Uthman Badr. The event “Grill a Muslim” was to be held on Thursday 11 September at the University of Sydney main campus as part of the Islamic Awareness Week in order to remove misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims. The panel to answer questions included Sheikh Wesam Charkawi and Mr Badr. SUMSA president, Ziyad Serhan has alleged that The Daily Telegraph had previously contacted the Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and threatened to run a...

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War on terror overseas leading to widespread Islamophobia at home

With the so called war on terror ramping up in the Middle East, and in the wake of the widespread police raids on Muslim homes in Sydney and Brisbane last month and in Melbourne this week, community tensions seem to be on the boil. Community leaders have warned that the alarming headlines and beat up stories in the media and vilification of Muslims by radio shock jocks and on social media is creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred in the Australian society that may lead to violence and rioting on our suburban streets. There have been a number...

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MEKAR plans second annual event

Mencari Keredhaan Allah dan Rasul (MEKAR) means to Seek the Blessings of Allah and Rasul, a program which was initiated in 2013 by the Malaysian Youth Student Association. The program was the brainchild of the MEKAR president at the time, Ridzuwan Zaz Wandy, who wanted Malaysian Students Organisations to incorporate Islamic values and teaching in their programmes The main objective of MEKAR is to nurture Islamic values and teachings towards the Malaysian Community here in Australia with hopes that, through this program, the participants are able to realise the importance of being true Muslims and the role they play...

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