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Australia and Iran agree to share ISIL intelligence

Australia and Iran agree to cooperate against ISIS

By: Agencies Source: MWC News Australia and Iran have agreed to share intelligence to track foreign fighters associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS), the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. Legislators in Canberra urged caution after Bishop’s comments on Monday, which came during the first visit to Iran by an Australian minister in a decade. Her statement came after a meeting with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, President Hassan Rouhani and Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign affairs adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Bishop said it would be an informal arrangement. “We have a common purpose with Iran in defeating Daesh...

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Sydney woman praised for defending Muslim woman 'harassed on train for wearing a hijab'

Sydney woman defends Muslim woman from bigotry

By: Heather Saul Source: The Independent An Australian woman has been described as a “hero” for challenging a train passenger who was allegedly being abusive towards a Muslim woman sat in the same carriage. Stacey Eden claimed an older woman was accusing the unidentified Muslim woman and the man sat next to her of being an Isis supporter because she was wearing a hijab. Ms Eden, from Sydney, said the alleged tirade began “a good ten minutes” before she started filming the woman, later uploading the video on to her Facebook page. Footage from the alleged incident on Wednesday began as the unnamed passenger asked the woman, who was also sat with a pram on the opposite side of the...

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Asia Pacific Awqaf Congress comes to Australia

The Asia Pacific Awqaf Congress 2015 is taking place in Sydney Australia this week. This symposium is important for Australian Muslims and Muslim organisations who want to learn about Awqaf and who want to undertake Awqaf development. spoke with the organisers to find out more about the congress and what exactly is “Awqaf”. MV: What is waqf or awqaf? Awkaf Australia: The word waqf (plural awqaf) is an Arabic word meaning stop or withhold. In the context of charity, it means withholding assets in perpetuity for a charitable purpose such that the asset cannot be sold or transferred in inheritance, but if need be, for the general good, (maslaha a’mma) it can be...

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