Ronald Jennings described the prevailing stereotype of Muslim women as property. He said they were owned by their fathers or guardians, sold at marriages and denied inheritance to which the Qur’an entitled them. It is important to note that though Jennings criticises the treatment of women, he also acknowledges that Islam does give rights to them referring to the Qur’an and this constructive view is also shared by a nineteenth-century sound able Muslim jurist, Amir Ali. Today, unfortunately we still witness the poor status of women in majority Muslim countries. Muhammad Ahsan made a compelling statement when he stated, women make up about half of the world’s population but they are behind in the development process compared to their male counterparts.
The local Islamic Society of South-West Sydney held their annual celebration of the life of the prophet Mohammed last Saturday.
As with all functions hosted by the Ahmadiya Anjuman Ishat I Islam (Lahore), the evening began with an acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the land.
Guest Labor’s JihadDib, Opposition spokesman on education – and the first Muslim MP in NSW – delivered an impassioned speech about inclusion, cultural diversity and the power we all have to bring about change. “We’re all part of a bigger thing – humanity,” he said.
Australia is an inclusive country – it has embraced us all.
Jihad Dib, first Muslim MP in NSW
He stressed that crucial to every human interaction was respect for each other – respect for our similarities as citizens of this beautiful country and for our differences, and he noted the many ethnicities in Australia.
100 years anniversary of Maulana Muhammad Ali’s Holy Quran translation presentation.
Mamaduke Pikthall, Abdullah Yusuf Ali and Hamzah Yusuf all paid tribute to his great work.
Mahatma Ghandi used to read his translation and Andre Carson ( Congressman of USA) still feels inspired.
We celebrated Families Week with religious and communities leaders. This function was hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our Vice President, Mr Ameen SahuKhan was the first Muslim in their church to perform dua (supplication) before the formalities.
Religious and community leaders and representatives from family organisations gathered in Baulkham Hills, NSW to discuss the importance of marriage, parenting and families. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted the National Families Week event with a theme of ‘Stronger families, Stronger communities’.
19th September 2017
Mr. Andrew Howie
MLA Group Marketing Manager
Level 1, 40 Mount Street
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060
Dear Andrew Howie
I totally get that your intentions were to promote Australia as an inclusive society with your recent lamb ad on TV however I also get why this has created a controversy amongst the Hindu society and those who have respect for other religion.