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“When I die, I want people to know that Abbas Karimi, without arms, he never gave up on his dreams and his goals.” The Afghani Paralympian butterfly swimmer did not win a medal but he won hearts all over the world. He fled the Taliban
  Eid al-Adha, translates in Arabic to 'Festival of the Sacrifice', and is celebrated by Muslim communities in Australia and around the world for four days. Eid-ul-Adha usually takes place after the Hajj, a scared pilgrimage, performed by Muslims at the holy mosque Masjid al-Haram in Mecca,
Haseebi composed and produced by Farhan Shah and Shahid Rehman featuring Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Brothers.   Adelaide's foremost contemporary Sufi music group led by Farhan Shah is set to delight audiences at the popular ‘Music @ The Maj’ concert as it kicks off its 2021
Ramadan, or Ramzan, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It’s a month of fasting observed by the diverse Muslim communities in Australia and around the world. The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamad representing the Australian National Imams Council announced the commencement
Passover, or ‘Pesach’ in Hebrew, is a religious celebration that commemorates the story of the Israelites’ freedom and independence from ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The festival is celebrated in Israel and Jewish communities around the world and is one of the oldest, continuously celebrated
Norouz, also known as Nowruz, is a Persian word meaning “new day”. It's a symbolic festival for the Iranian community that marks the arrival of spring and the first day of the year. The festival is a celebration of the New Year or the first
6 months on from the explosion in #Beirut Australian Red Cross and Lebanese Red Cross have provided more than 200,000 people with essential medical care, shelter, food and support. Hospitals and homes were destroyed, families lost their livelihoods. Loved ones were separated, so many were traumatised.   Josh
In the heart of Darlinghurst, in a cosy and welcoming bar, Yoash Dvir and his team are providing amazing hummus to the community. When asked why Yoash decided to open ‘Simply Hummus Bar’, he plainly replied, “there wasn’t one.” Born and raised in Israel, where for every