A photo of a lantern and fruit for a eid mubaraka

Why Muslims Call Eid Al Adha, Big Eid and Eid Al Fitr, Little Eid?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 15, 2021

Have you ever heard of Eid? Maybe you’ve seen Muslims celebrating or heard about the end of Ramadan and wondered what exactly is going on. You’re not alone! Muslim holidays are very important to the people who practice them. If you have any Muslim friends or coworkers, it is a nice idea to learn a…

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hundreds of thousands of pilgrims during Hajj Mashallah

Hajj 2021 COVID-19 Restrictions, Limited to 60,000 Pilgrims

By Nebras Sawalha / July 12, 2021

In 2019 there were around 2.5 million pilgrims who performed Hajj. However, last year 1,000 pilgrims based in Saudi Arabia were permitted to pilgrimage. But are there COVID-19 restrictions this year? Maybe you remember the pictures of the Hajj in 2020. It featured in news outlets around the world, a symbol of the changes the pandemic brought. This year, there are also…

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20 Best Islamic Apps to Download in 2021

By Nebras Sawalha / July 10, 2021

Islam and the Internet go hand in hand. According to the Tabah Foundation, 37 percent of Muslim Internet users visit the websites of scholars and Islamic institutes every week. The Internet, and everything digital is becoming a great resource for Islamic apps. Aussie Muslims can download several apps on a wide range of topics. But the…

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Are Afterpay, Zippay and Klarna Halal or Haram to Invest In?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 10, 2021

Are you worried about having a secure future? Does setting up a halal super seem impossible? Fortunately, you can find investments that comply with Islam, but are apps like Afterpay a good fit? Before you put your money into any investment fund, make sure it’s not haram. Buy now pay later apps may be growing…

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Are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Other Covid-19 Vaccines Halal or Haram?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 9, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, Muslims should know, are COVID-19 vaccines halal? While the specifics vary between vaccines, they’re generally halal. Unlike some vaccines, the ones for COVID-19 don’t contain gelatin from pigs or other haram substances. So don’t believe the rumours or theories going around about the vaccine ingredients. Instead, read on to…

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What Is NAIDOC Week? Celebrating the History, Culture and Achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

By Nebras Sawalha / July 1, 2021

Aboriginal Australians are here to stay. Nearly 800,000 Australians identify themselves as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. That’s more than three percent of the population. Indigenous Australians have a rich array of histories, cultures, and beliefs. To celebrate their diversity and ingenuity, the nation commemorates NAIDOC Week. What occurs during NAIDOC Week, and where did…

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How you can make a tangible impact and save lives with your investment decisions: Stop the money flow, divest in weapons industry

By Nebras Sawalha / June 24, 2021

The situation in Sheikh Jarrah is secret to none. Civilians murdered in cold blood, families evicted from their life-long homes, and airstrikes on Media and medical centres that would make the hardest of hearts shiver.  The World has seen an onslaught like none other in recent times. And it’s important we begin speaking about it…

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1 July Coming of the Light: Everything You Need to Know on the Day of Significance

By Nebras Sawalha / June 24, 2021

Australia is a country of diverse cultures. There are many celebrations and holidays recognised in this vast land that have come from different cultural backgrounds 1 July is Coming of the Light Day in Australia. It’s a day to celebrate living on the continent as well as sharing a sense of nationhood. The “Coming Of The Light”…

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I want to mentor other: 10 tips on how to make a positive impact on others

By Nebras Sawalha / June 3, 2021

Mentorship can be a profound opportunity for professional development for both parties. It can be an eye-opening experience, especially for new mentors that have an understanding of career development. Below, we’ve listed 10 tips you need to know if you want to build or improve your mentoring relationship. 1. Approach each mentorship differently. While you…

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Muslims in Australia: The Bond Between Indigenous Australians and Islam

By Nebras Sawalha / May 24, 2021

Muslims in Australia come in all shapes and sizes. More than 1,000,000,000 Australians identify themselves as Muslims. That counts for more than three per cent of the country. Many people think that Australian Muslims come from abroad. It is true that there are thousands of Muslims from Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. But it is…

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