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Australian Islamic State supporter walks off the set of Insight

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An Australian teenager who supports the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL, stormed off the set of SBS program Insight on Tuesday night. The discussion on the Islamic State throughout the current affairs talk show was tense but became even more heated when host Jenny Brockie turned the conversation towards cancelled passports. Nineteen-year-old Abu Bakr has had his passport cancelled ... Read More »

World Protests Against Israel Invasion of Gaza

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Thousands of protesters in Australia and across the world rallied at the weekend to oppose Israel’s offenses in Gaza, which has left more than 400 Palestinians and 20 Israelis dead. Schoolchildren led thousands of protesters through Sydney’s CBD, yesterday, demanding an end to the violence. A crowd of more than 2,000 protesters marched down George St, waving placards and flags. ... Read More »

Woman assists more than 1000 become Muslim

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Veronique Cools, a 25-year-old Belgian convert to Islam, has helped over 1,000 people accept Islam in the past 8 years. Cools, who accepted Islam herself at a very young age after being influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the religion, turned her home into an Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion. Saying ... Read More »

Thousands flock to Ramadan food festival in Sydney, boost Lakemba economy

The south-west Sydney suburb of Lakemba is transformed of a night into a vibrant food festival that attracts thousands of people to the streets to celebrate Ramadan. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar Runs from June 29 to July 28 in 2014 Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam Muslims refrain from food, ... Read More »

Religious holiday swap mooted by EMA

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Workers should be able to swap Christian religous holidays with others important to different religions, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association. The suggestion has come as the Government asks for public submissions on a review of the current Holidays Act. Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said the Act affected all business owners and employees and was a significant piece of legislation. ... Read More »

Ramadan in Australia

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Many Muslims in Australia fast during the daylight hours in the month of Ramadan. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion. It is common to have a pre-fast meal (suhoor) before sunrise and an evening meal (iftar) after sunset during Ramadan. Some groups ... Read More »

Sight of moon means start of month of abstinence

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Muslims in New Zealand will this year be fasting just 11 hours during Ramadan while their counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere will be going without food for over 20 hours. Zain Ali, head of the University of Auckland’s Islamic studies research unit, said this was because the Islamic holy month will fall during mid-winter when the days are shorter. Islam ... Read More »

When Islam came to Australia

The white lines are faint but unmistakable. Small sailing boats, picked out in white and yellow pigment on the red rocks of the Wellington Range in Arnhem Land, northern Australia, tell a different story from the one most Australians accept as the history of their nation. They are traditional Indonesian boats known as praus and they brought Muslim fishermen from ... Read More »

Australian and British jihadists urge Muslims to join jihad in Syria and Iraq in new video

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Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria and Iraq, in a new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The online footage, titled “There is No Life Without Jihad”, showed the five militants sitting in a rural area and holding rifles with Al ... Read More »

CAN MUSLIMS BE NOBLE LAUREATE?

WHERE DO WE LACK BECOMING NOBLE LAUREATE Islam is the only religion where Allah revealed the first word as “Iqra” which means read. Islam has given a lot of importance for acquiring knowledge. Islam was at peak in knowledge and discoveries earlier but most unfortunate part, we became lethargic, giving importance to money rather knowledge. I remember and the reminiscence ... Read More »