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Sydney woman praised for defending Muslim woman 'harassed on train for wearing a hijab'
Apr17

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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awqaf flyer
Apr14

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. MuslimVillage.com 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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Rahma Aged Care
Feb26

Australian Muslim community to build $20 million aged care facility

By: MV Media Source: MuslimVillage.com Sydney, Australia – The Australian Muslim community in Sydney is set to get its first aged care facility that will specifically cater for the needs of the elderly Muslim community. The Muslim owned and managed Rahma Aged Care facility is a $20 million project that will be built next to the iconic Gallipoli Mosque in the western Sydney suburb of Auburn. The project is not due to be completed till 2017 and a major fundraiser is being held this weekend to help raise funds and awareness of the project. MuslimVillage.com interviewed Ibrahim Hammoud, a Director of Rahma Aged Care about the project. Why the need for a Muslim aged care facility? Over...

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