The Australian Dream: Conversations on Refugee Rights, Equality and a Fair Go
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8M ago
How can Australia provide support and protection for refugees, and what steps can be taken to create a more just and compassionate society?  In the latest episode of our podcast, we chat with Kamljit Athwal, a renowned community advisor, and consultant.  On World Refugee Day, we take a deep dive into the experiences, stories, and struggles of refugees living in Australia.  Join us as we talk about the challenges they face, their hopes for their future, and their fight for equality and a fair go. Listen to the full episode for a thought-provoking conversation that will challeng ..read more
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Race Discrimination in Australia - A Special Chat with the Australian Human Rights Race Commissioner
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by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
In this episode we had the privilege to speak to Mr. Chin Tan, the Australian Human Rights Race Discrimination Commissioner.  We discuss the progress of tolerance and unity in Australia since the tragic  Christchurch Mosque attack in New Zealand that resulted in a consistent rise of violence, hate speech, and discrimination in Australia.  Exploring what more can be done to tackle racial discrimination in an effort to establish cohesion and harmony, we discuss the importance of youth and for Muslims themselves to be a part of the national efforts to address this systemic social ..read more
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Time to Talk Racism with Tasneem Chopra
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by Tasneem Chopra
8M ago
In this episode, we had the privilege of interviewing Tasneem Chopra OAM, ambassador of ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’- a campaign launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia.  Tasneem is a first-generation Muslim who has done advocacy work on navigating diversity, inclusion, and equity and is passionate about female representation. In 2018, Tasneem was named an Anti-Racism Champion by the Australian Human Rights Commission and was also appointed as the ambassador of Women of Colour Australia. Among her many achievements, she received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM ..read more
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The Breakdown of the Nuclear Family and Rise of Identity Crises in Youth
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by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
Are female mothers and male fathers really necessary to have a nuclear family? What is the impact of non-traditional family structures? Find out in this episode of our podcast as we discuss the nuclear family to discover its role, value, and impact on the proper upbringing and development of a child. As society drifts away from fundamental morals and values, approaches to parenting are also changing.  We discuss why parenting based on essential principles is a standard requirement for identity formation in children, and why society as a whole needs to acknowledge and recognise the impact ..read more
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Season 3: The Muslims Down Under Podcast
The Muslims Down Under Podcast
by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
Welcome to the Muslims Down Under Podcast, a podcast presented as part of the Muslims Down Under platform.  Whether it’s learning how to fast or pray, or recognising the importance of tolerance, social inclusion and human rights – join us this season as we explore these topics and so many more. Featuring special guest experts, our podcast provides a balanced approach to understanding how Islam can provide a pathway that practically demonstrates how its teachings are relevant today and every day.  You can find us at MuslimsDownUnder.com or learn more about Islam at TrueIslam.com.au ..read more
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Positivity Despite War - A Special Interview With A Palestinian War Survivor
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by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
Staying positive is always easier said than done. In this special episode, we interview Karamah, a survivor of the recent Palestinian war crisis. She shares her unique and incredibly exceptional life perspective on how her faith keeps her optimistic. Through her lived experience, we discuss how patience, prayer, and positive attitudes can help us achieve a positive lifestyle that is based on gratitude and trust in God. Muslims Down Under is a platform that aims to #ChangeTheNarrative one conversation at a time. Join us, and help spread the word. Together we can do so much more! Website: www ..read more
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Living A Minimalist Life
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by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
Everyone has a natural drive to achieve and acquire more, but living a minimalistic lifestyle is much more than owning fewer possessions.  In this episode, we discuss ways to live a simple, meaningful life that is based on our own self-worth, values and relative to our individual situations. An approach that is worthwhile for developing our consciousness, and channelling our natural drives towards things that really matter, this episode discusses the importance and value of minimalism.  Muslims Down Under is a platform that aims to #ChangeTheNarrative one conversation at a time. Jo ..read more
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Experiencing True Spirituality in the 21st Century
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by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
Experiencing true spirituality is something that most people recognise as beyond their grasp or only for those who are disconnected from the world around them. But, in the modern world, being spiritual has become a buzzword of modern culture;  more and more, people consider themselves as spiritual as opposed to being religious. But can you experience true spirituality without being religious?  In this episode, we discuss the true meaning of spirituality, the role it plays in the 21st century, and how one can establish a true relationship with God. We explain why religion is a fundame ..read more
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Rationalising Religion
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by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
Just like anything else, one must be able to justify belief with reasoning and logic. Religion also experiences the debate between faith and reason, with a common misunderstanding that there is no need for rationality when discussing religion.  Contrary to this, Islam describes that rationality must be important for any true religion. It promotes critical thinking and explains that this is a God-given faculty, given specifically to humans so that they are able to understand and judge between right and wrong. To understand religion, it is important for one to be able to rationalise its tea ..read more
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Does Islam Oppress and Subjugate Women?
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by Muslims Down Under
8M ago
The concept of feminism is probably one of the biggest ongoing phenomena of the 21st century. Furthermore, we live in a society where the discussion around Muslim women, their rights, and the teachings of Islam in regards to women is often a hot topic of conversation. But, are the concerns regarding the rights and equality of Muslim women legitimate? And, what role does feminism in the teachings of Islam?  In reality, the advocacy and establishment of women’s rights were granted well before modern society - more than 1400 years ago with the advent of Islam. Islam provides a proactive and ..read more
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