Sufi whirling (or Sufi turning) is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes. It is a customary meditation practice performed within the Sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes aim to reach the source of all perfection, or kemal. This is ... Read More »
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Join Sherene Hassan to learn about the divine books from the three Abrahamic faiths on show in the World of the book exhibition: the Jewish Torah, the Christian Bible and the Islamic Qur'an. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are often referred to as ‘religions of the book’ – find out about ... Read More »
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Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Seminar Rooms A female only space celebrating 'All things Women". Come and share a laugh, shed a tear, and get inspired by awesome empowering conversations in a relaxed, informal space. Great place to make new friends, network and connect with women from rich, diverse backgrounds.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Leading Qawwali singer Tahir Qawwal from Canada will delight and inspire you with the subcontinental style melodic devotional music. A tradition that preaches peace and harmony, you will be swept back in time as you are carried away on the wings of the human voice and spirit. From the ancient ... Read More »
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Directed by Kamran Pasha, Miriam is an award winning film which highlights the Abrahamic connections.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 250 guests dine out in front of the State Library of Victoria catered by Moroccan Soup Bar. $50 per head, book via Eventbrite Music for all by renowned Oud musician Saif Parwti -a refugee from Iraq who is a musician, singer and music teacher. He is also the only Oud ... Read More »
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hanna Assafiri as Master of Ceremonies to break the ice. Enjoy a Turkish coffee and sweets.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nazeem Hussain is an Australian comedian, actor, and radio presenter of Sri Lankan descent. He is best known as creator and star of comedy show Legally Brown, and one half of the comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet.