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  Islam ethics - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Islam ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Islam teaches that the only God is Allah, and that it is a sin (known as shirk) to make other things or people equal to Allah by admiring them, worshipping them, or putting inappropriate effort and desire into obtaining them.
Islam teaches that all humans have rights, granted by Allah, and that Muslims would be going against Allah if they did not defend those rights, whether of Muslims or non-Muslims.
In theory, polygamy (marrying more than one wife) is permitted in Islam, but the husband must keep all wives equal, not just financially, but in the receipt of his time and attention, and the first wife must give her total consent.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Islam+ethics   (1284 words)

 A History of Islam in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The growing demand from the east coast of the continent for new lands and for new mining areas, in the middle of the nineteenth century, facilitated the introduction of the camel and its appendage, the Muslim Afghan cameleer.
Islam steadily spread, Islamisation of societies occurred and according to even hostile commentators, Islam "was a factor in the life of the islands by the end of the twelfth century." There are indications that Arab explorations off northern Australia did take place.
It carried an article stating that "Islam’s paradise lies in the shadow of the sword." After quoting relevant verses from the Quran on the importance of tolerance and peace, Musakhan quoted warlike passages from the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke, to which he attributed the bloodthirstiness of the Christian countries.
www.islamfortoday.com /australia03.htm   (17503 words)

 Origins of Islam in Australia
The key event in Australia’s immigration history was the official abandoning of the ‘White Australia Policy’ in 1972.
Islam is here to stay and Muslims are going to play a significant role in Australia’s future.
We should be ambassadors of Islam and promote Islamically-based systems and alternatives as potential solutions to the problems faced by the wider community, such as: abstention to combat alcoholism; having a life-mission to prevent suicide, shared equity and rental instead of usury, etc.
members.tripod.com /worldupdates/newupdates10/id17.htm   (2033 words)

 Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to reports, these people would not be granted permanent residency in Australia but their applications would be assessed while they were living in the community rather than behind bars.
Prime Minister John Howard said Australia, which has a tough policy of automatic detention of asylum seekers who arrive illegally, was not discriminating in favour Christians.
Australia's opposition Labor party and Muslim leaders warned against reviewing asylum claims based on religion, saying Australia's international reputation could suffer and that other detainees might convert merely to stay in Australia.
www.amperspective.com /html/australia.html   (1676 words)

 Islam Australia - Discover Islam
Islam touches upon all of those essential aspects of our physical life — what we eat, how we eat, why we eat, with whom we share our food, etc. It is a complete way of life.
In Islam, marriage is essential, and having relations outside of marriage is haram — it is a social vice that is deemed worthy of punishment.
The scholars of Islam have stated that the essence of Islam is captured in the Qur’an.
members.iinet.net.au /~asmaazam/discover_islam.htm   (3050 words)

 Renouncing Islam Opens Australia’s Asylum Doors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He examines Islam's fatalistic theology; reviews this religion's devastation of other civilizations; warns of the Muslims' insidious penetration of America and Europe; criticizes U.S. appeasement of Saudi Arabia and other Islamic regimes; and goes to the heart of what must be done to prevent Islam's global ascendancy.
Islam offers an "empty and barren concept of deity." (Avraham Kook, the first Chief Rabbi of Palestine, regarded Islam's monotheism as barren and devoid of joy and life.) "One consequence of Allah's absolute transcendence and lordship," says Trifkovic, "is the impossibility of free will." Sinners are as predestined as virtuous believers.
The Islamic identity of Muslims in Australia is rapidly being dissolved in the melting pot of this society.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1367591/posts   (7521 words)

 Muslims In Australia
The remains of the oldest mosque in Australia is situated near Maree in South Australia and the Great Mosque of Adelaide was built by the descendants of the cameleers.
The character and outlook of Muslims in Australia are often generalised and stigmatised with stereotypes and many do not realise that Muslims are as diverse as the number of nationalities in the world.
AFIC represents the Muslims of Australia at the national and international level.The local organisations and the State and Federal bodies, are structured in a democratic manner and registered appropriately.
www.afic.com.au /api10.htm   (535 words)

 Spreading the Message of Islam in Anglo-Australia
The main task confronting the Muslim community in Australia is that of passing the message of Islam, as Allah commands in the Quran, so that it is understood for what it actually teaches, not what our enemies say it teaches.
We have to attempt to show people that Islam is a civilising force, that it is a way of life which offers the world a system of justice with mercy.
The tradition of democratic debate in Australia is deeply embedded in the culture and while we certainly do not get equal voice to our slanderers, we get a toe in the door.
www.famsy.com /salam/IslamOz61.htm   (2016 words)

 Developing a positive image for Islam in Australia - by Bilal Cleland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The main task confronting the Muslim community in Australia is that of passing the message of Islam, as God commands in the Quran, so that it is understood for what it actually teaches, not what our enemies say it teaches.
In fact there is some evidence that when we are under sustained media attack, there is greater interest in Islam and a larger number of conversions to Islam than when we are going along quietly and the usual groups are doing their dawah.
They confuse the fact that Islam is meant for all people for the rest of time with the actual pattern of dawah activity.
www.islamfortoday.com /cleland02.htm   (2159 words)

 Islam Australia - Status of Muslim Women
Islam decreed a right of which woman was deprived both before Islam and after it (even as late as this century), the right of independent ownership.
Man in Islam is fully responsible for the maintenance of his wife, his children, and in some cases of his needy relatives, especially the females.
In the case of Islam such compassionate and dignified status was decreed, not because it reflects the environment of the seventh century, nor under the threat or pressure of women and their organisations, but rather because of its intrinsic truthfulness.
members.iinet.net.au /~asmaazam/status_of_women.htm   (4665 words)

 Canberra Islamic Centre - Home Page
Public Lecture: The future of Islam in Australia
Australia's only Radio Station broadcasting programmes on Islam in English
It will be held at the National Library of Australia Today, Thursday, 27th of October, from 6 to 8pm.
www.islam-australia.org   (441 words)

 Abbeys Bookshop - Islam in Australia
Islam reached Australia's shores before Christianity, but it is only in recent times that its believers have become a significant part of Australia's rich cultural mix.
He outlines the emergence of Islam and its remarkable contributions to areas such as philosophy, science, astrology and medicine.
Muslims are often depicted as an identical mass, when in fact in Australia, they make up one of the most culturally diverse groups in the community.
www.abbeys.com.au /items.asp?id=203212   (224 words)

 Australia Now - Islam in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Australia is one of the world's most successful multicultural societies, built on parliamentary democracy, rule of law and a market economy.
Australia's Muslim community, drawn from more than 70 different countries, is a well-established and integral part of Australia's broader society.
Australia's first mosque was built at Marree in northern South Australia in 1861.
www.dfat.gov.au /facts/islam_in_australia.html   (793 words)

 Non-fiction Book Review: Islam in Australia, by Abdullah Saeed - Reviews Books Islam
Many were born in Australia and some were not born into the faith, instead choosing to convert.
Islam in Australia provides a brief and accessible introduction to the world of Islam and, in particular, its existence and practice in Australia.
His inside look at Australia's Muslim community is a must read for every Australian.
www.aussiereviews.com /article1221.html   (223 words)

 Living in Australia - Emigrating to Australia
The proportion of migrants living in Australia is the highest since Federation.
Although you might think emigrating to Australia is a good idea, your personality could undermine your migration and leave you desperate to return home.
If you are serious about your desire to emigrate to Australia, the Government gives new migrants some of the best financial deals going.
www.livingin-australia.com   (218 words)

In addition it includes "Testimonials of Australian Converts" to Islam as well as articles about Islam's denouncement of terrorism, "Misconceptions about Islam" and women in Islam.
Two Muslim clerics were interviewed about their experiences in Australia.
The interview discusses refugees, Islam as a violent religion or not, intermingling in Australian society and the future of Muslims in Australia.
library.nudgee.com /islam.htm   (581 words)

 Australia Blames Intelligence Agency for Ignoring Terrorist's Warning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Australia has blamed human error after its leading intelligence agency ignored phone calls from an al-Qaida-linked terrorist seeking to expose the group's activities.
Roche told a court in Perth that he became involved in militant Islam in Australia during the late 1990s.
Roche is due to be sentenced on Tuesday and faces up to 25 years in jail.
www.voanews.com /article.cfm?objectID=D2EF6E1C-7E3B-48A6-8C94F7DCC651CD38   (401 words)

 USATODAY.com - Australian to be tried for allegedly conspiring with al-Qaeda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hicks, a former cowboy who converted to Islam, will not face the death penalty, according to a U.S. agreement with Australia.
The military alleges that Hicks attended several al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan and fought alongside al-Qaeda and the Taliban after the Sept. 11 attacks until he was captured in December 2001 near Baghlan.
In 1999, he went to Albania and joined the Kosovo Liberation Army, a paramilitary organization that fought Serbian forces in the Balkans, according to a military document detailing the charges against him.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-06-10-australian-terror_x.htm   (828 words)

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I left Islam and if you are interested I would like to explain why I followed your example and became an apostate.
As a girl I used to find it quite challenging to understand why I should inherit only a half of male’s share and why I am considered to be less intelligent than my brother, who was a lazy fellow and didn’t study at all.
The article that made me leave Islam was about the reformation of Islam.
www.faithfreedom.org /Testimonials/Hamidah50218.htm   (405 words)

 Australian Visa - Online application. Free immigration assessment
The Retirement visa is for people over the age of 55, who have no dependants (other that a spouse), and can support themselves in Australia.
The Australian Partner visa is for people who have an eligible Australian spouse/partner or interdependent partner, or who wish to come to Australia to marry their Australian fiancé.
Parents may be able to migrate to Australia if they have a child in Australia who is an eligible Australian citizen or permanent resident.
migrationexpert.com   (297 words)

 Islam and Australia (letter) - 27 July 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The warning from one of the greatest statesmen of our times was balanced and reasoned, in that he particularised the "militants within Islam" as constituting the problem.
It was the French Grand Mufti who, in 1996, alerted us that the Islamic invasion of Australia had begun.
We need to judiciously safeguard our remaining freedoms of expression, or it will transpire that relevant and appropriate comments on such matters will be vetoed by the likes of anti-discrimination legislation, recently contemplated in New South Wales.
www.newsweekly.com.au /articles/2002jul27_l4.html   (304 words)

 Saudi Arabia sponsors spread of Islam in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Saudi government is actively fostering the spread of Islam in Australia.
From its original donation of $320,000 to build the Lakemba mosque in NSW it has reportedly donated more than $100 million to build mosques and Islamic schools and colleges for Australia's 500,000 Muslims.
If it tried to operate in Australia it would be prosecuted out of existence by the ACCC invoking the anti-competition provisions of the Trade Practices Act.
www.australian-news.com.au /Saudi-Arabia.htm   (451 words)

 Australia Post
Ben Lee is heading back to Australia for shows with Missy Higgins as well as some solo stuff.
There is anger in the wool industry over the opening of a new auction centre in Melbourne, as sales resume after the winter recess this week.
Radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir will be banned in Australia if intelligence authorities judge it a terrorist threat, the Prime Minister said on Monday.
archive.wn.com /2005/08/08/1400/australiapost   (490 words)

 Islam Information Australia
Islam Information Australia provides information and resources for Muslims in Australia, directory of Australian and New Zealand Mosques, Muslim Schools in Australia and New Zealand, Business Directory, Muslim and Halal businesses.
If you know of any listing that should be included please ask them to add their details.
Includes quick facts, taking action links and a contacts page with email addresses and phone numbers of groups in Australia.
www.islam-australia.com.au   (246 words)

 A History of Islam in Australia
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A comprehensive and very detailed study by Bilal Cleland of the history of Islam in Australia.
Although there are still points of friction between the institutions of Australian society and the Muslim community, it is establishing itself and shows none of the signs of impermanence associated with earlier Muslim communities in this country.
islam.ii.net /channel/islam_australia.html   (654 words)

 Bahai News - An Exotic Tale of Afghan Islam in Australia
And they were so successful in their endeavour to cross the country that it was noted by a man called Thomas Elder in the north of South Australia that these animals would be very good transport animals in the desert areas there where horses were in fact failing.
But the reality was that once in Australia, the money that they were earning, which was in fact lower than the Europeans were charging for cartage, really didn.t go very far, so they were not able to save much money, they barely got by on a rather poor lifestyle.
But amongst the Lutherans themselves, the Lutherans were quite xenophobic, in fact they were very much against the British settlers outside as well as Afghans, you know, they saw them all as interfering in their process of conversion of the Aborigines on the mission station.
www.uga.edu /bahai/2002/010603.html   (4147 words)

 Bank islam National australia bank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Australia Major banks ANZ Commonwealth Bank National.Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
National Australia Bank Limited Austria Bank Austria CA Gruppe Erste Bank.Egyptian Arab Land Bank Egyptian Gulf Bank Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt.
Sect, national and linguistic backgrounds into the family of Islam in.Arab Bank Australia, a whollyowned subsidiary of Jordanlisted Arab Bank plc.
www.mediasport.ru /bank-islam/national-australia-bank.htm   (501 words)

 Mission Islam
The Mission Islam Team would like to wish all Muslims a Happy Eid - May Allah (swt) bless you and your families this Eid as you go about your celebrations.
We would also like to thank you all for your wonderful support and contributions which have helped make Mission Islam what it is today.
The Status of the `Eid Prayer in Islam The `Eid Prayer is waajib (obligatory) according to the majority of scholars.
www.missionislam.com   (783 words)

 Latest Islam in Australia Posts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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