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Australia supports its citizens travel to Iran

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SHAFAQNA- "The country [Australia] still have positive position on Iran and there is no change in country’s decision about its citizens and tourists trip to Iran", the Australian cultural counselor, Hamish Leslie, pointed out. After JCPOA…

Muslim woman accuses One Nation leader of double standards: "I am as much an Australian as you are"

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SHAFAQNA - The young Muslim woman’s challenge to the One Nation leader of double standards  received overwhelming applause from the studio audience after she accused Ms Pauline Hanson in a bold declaration of Australian pride. The One…

Australian Muslims prayed for rain for their farmers

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SHAFAQNA- To help drought-affected Australian farmers, tens of thousands of Muslims across Australia  prayed altogether for rain . Sixteen mosques dedicated their celebrations during the holy celebration of Eid al-Adha — one of Islam's…

Australian PM condemned call for white-only immigration policy

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SHAFAQNA- An Australian politician was widely criticized after demanding "a final solution", while calling for a return to the White Australia policy that favored "European Christians". However, the prime minister, Turnbull noted that Australia…

Which country is the most reputable one in the Middle East?

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SHAFAQNA - The UAE was ranked 36th in the ranking of world's most reputable countries while outperforms countries such as Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The UAE continues to enjoy the status of the most reputable country in the Middle…

Australia leading Global Hub of Halal Meat With Muslim Population of Over 500,000

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SHAFAQNA - The Halal food market has been rapidly growing in the global food industry. The market is worth over $667 million, around 20 percent of the total global food industry. This number is expected to jump to $2.25 trillion by 2024. Economic…

Debunking three common myths about divorce and abuse in Muslim communities

SHAFAQNA - A recent ABC News investigation highlighted the difficulties some Muslim women in Australia have experienced in trying to obtain a religious divorce from imams. This in turn can many times trap Muslim women in abusive relationships…

Islamophobia growing in Australia;anti-Islam sentiment on rise

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims are just the latest group to be demonised in Australian society in a practice that dates back to the earliest days of European settlement, according to the head of Australia's peak Muslim body. Australian Federation of…

Anti-Islam Group Sing ‘Islamophobic’ Christmas Carols in Perth, Australia

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SHAFAQNA - Shoppers at an up-market Perth mall were left “shocked and appalled” after a group of right-wing protesters from the Australian Liberty Alliance took over a Santa display to sing “Islamophobic” Christmas carols. Three…

Syrian national team left heartbroken after failing to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

SHAFAQNA- In an epic display of sportsmanship, Syria has failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Syrian national football team was up against Australia, against whom they drew 1:1 in the first leg of the game…

Ali’s Wedding: Australia’s First Muslim Rom-Com

SHAFAQNA - In the opening moments of new Australian romantic comedy Ali’s Wedding, our hero, wearing a tuxedo, attempts to outrun the police on a stolen tractor. “Stop being a dickhead and pull over,” says the cop through the sound of…

Discussion in Australia on Muslim rights

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim community leaders gathered in Astoria, Queens, New York City, to address legal and social issues facing American Muslims in Trump era, discussing travel ban, immigrant rights and mosque operations. "It’s good to know…

Muslim Lawyer Steps Down as Chair of Islamophobia Register Australia

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SHAFAQNA- A Muslim lawyer has quit a group she founded three years ago to raise awareness of anti-Islamic hatred, with an FBI critic from the US taking over. She left a parting shot on her Facebook page at bigots, arguing that raising awareness…

Campaign Launches across Australia to Answer Questions about Islam

SHAFAQNA - A new campaign by an Australian Muslim community is encouraging people to "meet a Muslim" over coffee and cake. Muslims Down Under, a group of volunteers from across Australia, are willing to answer any and all questions members…

Muslim Women Wearing Hijabs Most at Risk of Islamophobic Attacks in Australia

SHAFAQNA - Women wearing hijabs are most vulnerable to public Islamophobic attacks in Australia, while only one in four bystanders speaks out on behalf of victims. These are the findings of a first-of-its kind report compiled by a number…

AUSTRALIA - How food is helping to break down faith barrier

SHAFAQNA - Imam Faizel Chothia takes the microphone and announces the question and answer session is about to begin. “Ask anything you want, Trump, ISIS, whatever,” he tells the milling crowd, many still clutching their dinner plates…

Australia: Canberra Muslims break Ramadan fast at public iftar in Civic Square

SHAFAQNA - As the sun set over Canberra on Saturday night, Civic Square filled with the smell of food prepared for the city's Muslims to break their fast. Among the capital's Islamic faithful were members of other religions, invited to join…

Ahmadiyya Muslim congregation take to Perth streets to condemn Manchester attack

SHAFAQNA - Members of a Perth Muslim congregation took to the CBD on the weekend to condemn last week’s terror attacks in Manchester. Imam Kamran Tahir and members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim congregation stood in the middle of the Murray Street…

Mosque open day in Victoria, Australia aims to strengthen spirit

SHAFAQNA - Mosques across the state of Victoria in Australia will open their doors next month to strengthen community spirit and break down misconceptions. The Islamic Council of Victoria’s Mosque Open Day, funded by the Victorian Multicultural…

Immigration Minister denies changes to Australian citizenship is a crackdown on Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - The Federal Government is making changes to the Australian citizenship overhaul. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton denies the Turnbull government is singling out particular communities as it tightens the requirements for Australian…

Grand Mufti seeks Racial Discrimination Act cover for Muslim

SHAFAQNA - Australia’s Grand Mufti has called for Muslims to be given the same protections as ethnic groups under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, saying the law must be “strengthened”, not weakened, in the interest of minor­ities. The…

Muslims in Australia are here for spiritual sanctuary

SHAFAQNA - A group of Sydney-based Muslims and their teacher are using Queenstown as a "spiritual sanctuary'' during a five-day visit to the resort. A member, Sev Ince, said the 45-strong group were students of Muslim scholar and lecturer…

Melbourne Shia community announced its Muharram program

SHAFAQNA - Melbourne (Australia) Shia community announced its 2016 Muharram program this Tuesday. The holy month will kick-start on October 3rd.

Australia PM expanding role in fight against ISIS

SHAFAQNA- Australia’s prime minister warned on Thursday against Islamic State (IS) movement. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australian laws will soon be amended to give Australian F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet pilots the same legal standing…

Can you be a practising Muslim and identify with the Australian way of life?

SHAFAQNA - With growing concerns over national security, and the increased threat of those wishing to divide us, there has been recent public discussion about the future of our immigration program, and whether the values and customs of some…

Speed Date a Muslim - Australia sets the pace

SHAFAQNA - Once a month on a Sunday afternoon, a dozen Muslim women meet at the Moroccan Deli-Cacy on Lygon St and take up positions on tables and benches. The women sip tea, nibble on biscuits and wait for their dates, who line up out the…

Muslim migration to Australia: the big slowdown

SHAFAQNA - When it comes to immigration, the government and opposition are in agreement. Our migration program is proudly non-discriminatory and that is how it should remain. Yet the Australian government is pursuing a migration strategy…

Prominent Australian Muslims react to Orlando attack

SHAFAQNA - Nearly 60 high profile Australian Muslim individuals and organisations have signed onto a statement regarding this week’s mass shooting in Orlando, labelling it a “targeted attack” on the LGBTQI community. The statement also…