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Health benefits of coffee drinking supported by science, review finds, with links to lower risk of cancers, death

It seems every other day there’s a new report about whether drinking coffee is good for you or not. Now, a review of more than 200 scientific studies has given weight to the idea that a cup a day — or even three — could actually have health benefits. Although researchers don’t know why. Coffee can be a controversial beverage ... Read More »

Australian government scholarships for 52 Indian students: Envoy

Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Friday announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian governments prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018. Three Australians will also undertake learning opportunities in India as part of these awards. “I congratulate the successful applicants. They have been selected on the basis of their potential to build educational, research and professional ... Read More »

Australia-New Zealand divisions exposed as Ardern takes tougher stance

As the New Zealand coalition government begins to take the reins, there are questions arising about how the generally close relationship with Australia will be affected after 10 years of relative stability between the two nations. Jacinda Ardern, due to be sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, said visiting Australia “as soon as possible” would be a priority for ... Read More »

Tahajjud Prayer it’s Importance

Praying Tahajjud  Read More »

Australia’s grand mufti wins defamation case over News Corp articles

Australia’s grand mufti has won a defamation case over News Corp articles depicting him as an “unwise” monkey and asserting he had failed to condemn the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. News Corp consented to the judgment as part of a confidential settlement. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper published two stories highly critical of the response of the grand mufti, Dr ... Read More »

Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight ‘rampant Islamophobia

The President of Austria has called for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight “rampant Islamophobia”. Alexander Van der Bellen, the left-wing former Green Party leader who narrowly beat a far-right candidate to take office in January, said freedom of expression was a fundamental right. “It is every woman’s right to always dress how she wants, ... Read More »

Austrian government promises Muslim veil ban in attempt to appease right-wing voters

Austria’s coalition government has promised to ban Muslim face-covering veils and to restrict eastern European workers’ access to the labour market, in a package of policies aimed at countering the rise of the far-right Freedom Party. The anti-Islam Freedom Party (FPO) has topped opinion polls for months, boosted by the influx of more than a million migrants into Europe in ... Read More »

Centre for Islamic Thought and Education

The CITE is ideally located in South Australia, where the oldest permanent mosque in Australia stands. The Adelaide mosque was built in 1888 by Afghan and North Indian camel drivers, otherwise known as ‘the cameleers’. Arriving in Australia in the mid-1850s, the cameleers were instrumental in the exploration of the Australian interior, and along with their camels became the backbone ... Read More »

Malek Fahd Islamic School again facing closure

Malek Fahd Islamic School again facing closure The nation’s largest Muslim school is again in financial crisis and facing closure after the ­federal Department of Education refused to continue funding it following years of mismanagement. In February federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham ­ordered that $20 million in commonwealth funding for Malek Fahd Islamic School in Sydney’s southwest be withdrawn in ... Read More »

Islamist hyperextremism’ could bring world to brink of catastrophe – report

Catholic charity says the kind of religiously motivated violence espoused by Isis has led to attacks in one in five countries in last two years A new and deadly wave of Islamist “hyperextremism” is undermining global peace and stability with an impact felt in the Middle East, Africa and the west, according to a new report that calls for urgent ... Read More »