Islam in the Northern TerritoryHurtling throught the blogosphere is an article of a seminar given in the Northern Territory by a local muslim community leader.
Information Session on
A View from Within
by Dr Hassan Bajhau from the Islamic Council of the NT
Thursday August 11, 2005 10 am – 12 pm
This Information Session is presented by the ‘Faith in Harmony’ Project of the Multicultural Council of the NT and sponsored by the Federal Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.
In today’s context, Islam is one of the most misunderstood and misjudged of the world’s major religions. Over many years, Australia’s Muslim community has made a positive and creative contribution to our multicultural society.
For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is not only a religion but a complete way of life. Muslims lead a disciplined life and follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness which abhors violence, yet because of recent tragic events, misconceptions and negative stereotypical views abound.
Dr Hassan Bajhau from the Islamic Council of the NT will provide a detailed insight into the beliefs and traditions of Islam from the perspective of life as a Muslim in contemporary secular Australian society. Various issues will be explored and Dr Bajhau will welcome questions from the audience. Learn about:
The historical relationship between Christianity, Judaism and Islam;
Commonalities and differences between the Islamic and non-Islamic world;
The role of women,
and the diversity of the Islamic community in the NT.
MCNT, Malak Centre – no cost – light lunch provided
Phone Ron at the Multicultural Council of the NT on 8945 9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. RSVP Tuesday August 9
The ‘Faith in Harmony’ Project is proudly supported by the Australian Government’s Living in Harmony initiative, which aims to promote community harmony. For more information about the Living in Harmony initiative, visit: www.harmony.gov.au
And from the pages of The Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory
The Understanding Islam Information Session
As part of the Faith in Harmony Project, the MCNT is presenting an Understanding Islam information session at MCNT from 10 am to 12 pm on Thursday August 11. There is no cost and a light lunch will be provided. The facilitator is Dr Hassan Bajhau from the Darwin Islamic community.
The aims of this session are to increase community understanding and to dispel the misconceptions of Islam, which is without doubt, the most misunderstood and misjudged of the world’s major religions; and to provide an authentic Islamic perspective on living in contemporary secular Australian society.
More information about this information session will be available soon, but download the flyer for this activity can be downloaded now.
Dr Bajhau is not happy with the treatment received by muslims in the Western world, and seems to think that it's our own fault if we get blown up. After all, those that have been committing atrocities have been educated by the West.
I could have sworn that Amrozi hadn't been further than Malaysia, but perhaps he is an undercover Rhodes Scholar.
I guess it's time to get out the tinfoil hats and start blaming the CIA again.