The Representation of Islam and Muslims in the
... Australian identity is enriched by the fusion of many cultures and traditions.
Multiculturalism has contributed to the complex social mosaic that makes Australia a
tapestry of harmony. This process, however, has not been without its challenges. While
European settlers have relied on similar religiou ...
Orientalism and the Australian news media
... to Arab / Middle EasternlIslamic 'others'. These people have been
reduced to the role of 'folk devil', caught up in an ongoing cycle of
'moral panic' where 'Middle Eastern can become conflated with Arab,
Arab with Muslim, Muslim with rapist, rapist with gang, gang with
terrorist, terrorist with 'bo ...
Muslim Community and Australia Legal System: Inclusion
... with marriage, divorce, wills and inheritance, banking and business,
may help Muslims to access Australia’s justice system more
effectively and realise that the Australian legal system can
accommodate certain Shariah practices by Muslims. The government
has at times explored greater recognition of c ...
Advice to Australian Muslim Youth  Mohamad Abdalla Jum`a
... Muslim. The ‘Australian’ part is seen by some as ‘kufr’ (unbelief). Don’t be
fooled by this simplistic and false understanding.
Don’t be afraid to say you are a Muslim and an Australian. Don’t be afraid to
say that you are an Australian Muslim.
If you deny your Australianness you will deny a very l ...
A guide - Griffith University
... way of life. Its origin is the same as that of Christianity and Judaism. The prophets of all three
religions are direct descendants from the prophet and patriarch Abraham. When Muslims speak
of Allah, they refer to the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed.
Muslim, Christians and Jews share a co ...
The First Islamic Museum of Australia: challenging negative
... Assumptions About Muslims in Australia
The presumed cultural differences between Muslims and Australian society – influenced
by political commentary and media portrayal of Muslims and Islam – have led to
various perceptions about Islam and Muslims among non-Muslim Australians. Some of
these percepti ...
Cat`s Meat Mufti Knows Islam Inside Out
... sweet talking and using convoluted logic to frame that what the ‘meat’ Imam of Lakemba
mosque in NSW, Australia said regarding the exposed ‘meat’ of infidel (I mean the white
Australian women in particular) was just the Imam’s personal opinion and has nothing to do with
To gauge the deception ...
What is Halal - Islamic Council of Victoria
... Though Islam is a single religion, it is important to recognise that Muslim
people are not a single homogenous group. There are approximately
+400,000 Muslims in Australia, who have come from over 70 countries all
around the world: from Europe (ie Albania, Bosnia, Turkey), Africa, Asia
(including Ce ...
An Australian Muslim perspective on some key contemporary
... National Imams Consultative Forum.
Over three workshops held in November 2014, December 2014 and March 2015
at the University of Melbourne, facilitated by the National Centre of Excellence for
Islamic Studies, more than 20 Imams from around Australia examined the contents of
this document. After ext ...
Culture and Religion Information Sheet - Islam
... History of Islam in Western
In the early 16th century, Australia’s first Muslims were
fishermen from Makassar (Indonesia) who lived among
the Aboriginal people of the north coast of Western
Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
Centuries later, the discovery of gold in WA in 1880
... many other religions, have been an integral part of Australian
economy and society.
In the late 1960s there was a signiﬁcant number of Muslim
migrations from Turkey and Lebanon.
During the 1990s, a signiﬁcant number of Muslim refugees
and migrants settled in Australia from Africa, Afghanistan, Iran, ...
Islam in Australia
Islam in Australia is a minority religious affiliation. According to the 2011 census, 476,291 people, or 2.2% of the total Australian population, were Muslims. This made Islam the fourth largest religious grouping, after all forms of Christianity (61.1%), irreligion (22.9%), and Buddhism (2.5%). Demographers attribute Muslim community growth trends during the most recent census period to relatively high birth rates, and recent immigration patterns. Adherents of Islam represent the majority of the population in Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Australia's Muslim population is expected to rise to 714,000 by 2030. The vast majority of Muslims in Australia belong to the Sunni denomination, with sizeable Shia and Sufi minorities.While the Australian Muslim community is defined largely by religious belonging, it is fragmented racially, ethnically, culturally and linguistically. Members of the Australian Muslim community thus also espouse parallel non-religious ethnic identities with related non-Muslim counterparts, either within Australia or abroad.