When it comes to legacy, there are few young, trailblazing Muslims that have created one quite like Mobinah Ahmad. Hers is an inspiring story, and one that should push us all to think about the legacy we leave behind.
Mobinah Ahmad is the managing editor of Australasian Muslim Times (AMUST), a leading Muslim news outlet which highlights positive news and brings to light issues within Australia’s multicultural Muslim communities. Her most well-known project, AMUST, has been at the forefront of uplifting the Muslim community by providing a voice and promoting dialogue, communication, and the meeting of people from different faiths, indigenous groups and ethnic communities. All the while instilling the values of Islam and servitude within the hearts and minds of thousands.
She is also an executive officer of the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry NSW and works with the Australian Human Rights Commission – a testament to her commitment to multiculturalism and paving the way forward for some of the most vulnerable segments of our society, namely, the immigrants that make up Australia’s vast populace.
With extensive experience as a social media analyst and consultant, a professional photographer, multimedia journalist, project and event manager, Mobinah puts her talents towards projects which aim to build an inclusive, multicultural Australia. Mobinah helps organise the largest Eid festival in Australia, ‘The Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair’; a joyous community-wide celebration of the plurality of religious and cultural identity in Australia.
As a young community leader, Mobinah is actively involved in multicultural and interfaith activities across Australia. She is well known amongst Australian politicians, community leaders, media and filmmaker organisations through her work in MEFF and also as the Managing Editor of AMUST.
Mobinah has developed her very own socio-cultural friendship theory which went viral through a US podcast: Judge John Hodgeman – Amicus Grief and was also featured on Australian Television on ABC and Channel 10. Mobinah was also the focus of two television documentaries showcasing her Australian Muslim identity and her work for the community. An active champion of the Muslim community in the mainstream, Mobinah’s talents echo the passion and guidance of her family of community pioneers.
More broadly, the Ahmad family have built a legacy centred around the promotion of Islam. Distributed digitally and in-print to tens of thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, their efforts have been integral to the professional development of hundreds of Muslim organisations in Australia. And before AMUST, they were integral to the founding of key Muslim organisations in Australia going back to the late 1960s including AFIC, the Sydney Muslim University Students’ Association, IFEW, and more.
This is Mobinah’s story and legacy. What will your legacy be?
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Talal currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Whitlam Institute and Western Sydney University Foundation Council Board. He also serves as Chairman of First Quay Capital and Chairman of the Australian Arab Dialogue. Talal has also served on the Australia Post, Board of Sydney Ports, Macquarie University and the Western Sydney Area Health Service and the Chairman of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Council of Australia Arab Relations. In an executive capacity, Talal spent 10 years at PwC as a director and strategist, and at investment firm Babcock & Brown in the Corporate Finance Group and later in the Technical Real Estate Division. Later Talal held leadership positions in Better Place Australia, Platinum Hearing and Star Transport Australia.