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Joy of Eid marred by violence in the Middle East

Joy of Eid marred by violence in the Middle East

Eid was celebrated in Australia last Monday and Tuesday at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan with prayers, thanksgiving and feasting with

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Music for refugees- a stress relief recipe

Humanitarian Award winner from STARTTS*, Philip Feinstein has been implementing a unique programme for refugees in detention centres in order to provide them some relief from trauma. When Philip Feinstein migrated from South Africa to Australia in 1973, whilst fleeing the Apartheid regime of that country, little did he realise that he would be involved in helping refugees decades later. Although being a musician helped him with his own stresses at the time, he soon came to realise just how beneficial music could be when he embarked on his crusade to help our more recent refugees. Philip approached the...

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Australian Imams condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza

The peak body representing Australian Imams has called on the Australian Government to use its influence to stop the killing of Gazans by Israel in its latest offensive. The Australian National Imams Council, ANIC in a statement issued on Friday 11 July, condemned the latest military assault by the Jewish state that has resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people and almost 1000 people injured so far. ANIC believes that the Palestinian people are being subjected to “collective punishment” for the unrealistic excuse of the kidnapping and subsequent death of three Israeli settlers. It has called on...

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Ramadan Mubarak: Reflection, understanding and community harmony

Alhamdolillah, we thank Allah Subhanotaala that He has given us the opportunity to observe fasting in the blessed month of Ramadan again this year. May Allah accept our efforts and shower His blessings during this great month of training and devotion. The Ramadan eve also brings about issues as to the start of the month and the day of the Eid. Usually most of us sleep over for the last eleven months relatively with calm in the community and suddenly wake up and engage into arguments and bickering just before Ramadan starts. Ramadan is supposed to bring about better...

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Jailed Australian journalist speaks from Egyptian prison

Peter Greste, the award winning Australian journalist jailed by the Egyptian regime has passed a message via his brothers, Mike and Andrew, showing his outrage at the verdict against him and pledging to do all he can to overturn the conviction. He also conveyed that he was grateful for the extraordinary public support he has been getting for his ordeal. While working for Al Jazeera, Greste was arrested in Cairo last year with two other colleagues Mohammad Fahmy and Baher Mohammad while reporting  on the military crackdown against unarmed demonstrators. They were accused of news reporting which was “damaging...

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