In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  The sun sets near Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock at sunset on April 21, 2014 in Ayers Rock, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Encounters: Aboriginal Australians and Islam

By: Source: Two cultures who met to trade and exchange commerce, two cultures that showed mutual respect and understanding of each others values, language, customs and laws. Two cultures that sustained a co equal relationship for three centuries without ever having fought a war, they never sought to establish government over the other, they traded and engaged in commerce as business partners and never felt so insecure in their own culture  that they needed to destroy or diminish the cultural symbols of the other. Key Note Address by Patrick Dodson (Bio: Patrick Dodson (born 1948) is a Yawuru man from Broome, Western Australia, he is a former...

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@SonnyBWilliams will see what life is like for children in #Lebanon affected by the Syrian crisis

Sonny Bill Williams visits Lebanon refugee camp

By: Source: Sonny Bill Williams spent his first day of a whirlwind trip to Lebanon getting to know the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian refugee crisis – the children. Among them was Fatima, a girl who escaped to Lebanon from Syria with her parents and four brothers two years ago. She had been left traumatised after seeing her best friend die in a bombing while they were walking together back in Syria. At the Saadnayel informal settlement in Faida, Bekaa Valley, Unicef ambassador Williams met Fatima’s family, hung out with her and her school friends, and visited her school room, which is a few tents put together on the settlement grounds. Music has...

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A charter for Australian Muslims

By: Ahmed Kilani Source: THE AUSTRALIAN According to the last census data, only about 2 per cent of Australian Muslims had both parents born in Australia. This is as good an indicator one can get of how the community is still in the development stage of establishing a new and unique identity of Australian Muslims. This identity is one that is ethnically extremely diverse, but socially and culturally a hybrid of a Western mindset coupled with Islamic values creating a new unique identity. That means Australian-born Muslims have more in common with British or American-born Muslims than Muslims from most Muslim majority countries. The issue of dysfunctional leadership in the Australian Muslim...

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