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Public Awareness Campaign

Media Release from the Grand Mufti of Australia

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The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad expresses his concerns in relation to the latest media reports alleging a 26 year old student had entered into a sexual relationship with a minor.

His Eminence affirms that such behaviour is to be rejected and condemned from a legal and ethical prospective.

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MWA Media Release 7th February 2014

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The Muslim Women’s Association expresses their deep concern about the recent media reports that a 26 year old student has come before the courts this week on charges relating to having sexual intercourse with a minor.


The Muslim Women’s Association as a peak body representing Muslim women in NSW would like to unequivocally state its position on this issue: ‘There is no religious leader, Imam or scholar in Australia that we work with that would conduct an Islamic wedding ceremony that involved an underage child. In fact Islam condemns any action that involves breaking the law of the country that one lives in', said Ms Maha Abdo, Executive Officer of the Muslim Women's Association.


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Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 22:43

Condemnation of violent attacks in Bondi

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MWA would like to express its concern and condemnation at the reported assault of a group of Jewish people that occurred in Bondi on Friday evening, 25th October 2013.  Further, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this violent assault as well as to the Australian Jewish community.

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MWSC Law and Justice Volunteer Award

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The Muslim Women Support Centre is honoured to be among the winners of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s 2013 Justice Awards that were announced at a formal dinner on Monday 21 October at Parliament House, Sydney.

Over 300 guests and nominees from across NSW gathered to hear the inspirational stories of the individuals and organisations that have improved access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people.

The Law and Justice Volunteer Award, sponsored by the NSW Bar Association, was presented to the Volunteers of the Muslim Women Support Centre, recognising their dedication to providing an inclusive and culturally-appropriate service for women and children escaping domestic violence. The Volunteers provide mentoring, advocacy and education to assist women to become independent and rebuild their lives.

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MWA Team with Award Presenter Mr Arthur Moses SC, Senior Member, The New South Wales Bar Association

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:13

Hajj: a once in a lifetime journey

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Hajj is a once in a lifetime journey that many people around the world are preparing to undertake in the next month. It is a very spiritual time for Muslims and requires self reflection on one's purpose in life.

"Hajj pilgrimage draws thousands of young Australian Muslims in search of spiritual rejuvenation" by Mohamed Taha and Allan Clarke provides a brief overview of what the journey involves and the expectations of young Australian Muslims setting out towards the hajj for the first time in their lives.


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