26th November

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26th November

Henna Art

11:00 am – 4:00 pm Henna artists will decorate your hand with Henna art

Manto – Film screening

Time : 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Discover the fascinating story of mid-20th century Indo-Pakistani author and playwright, Saadat Hassan Manto. Manto, recognised as one of South Asia’s greatest ever short story authors, published controversial works about the Partition of India, which saw him accused of obscenity more than once. This film traces the last ... Read More »

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Short Film Selection

Times 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Nefertiti’s Daughters: A Film of Women, Art and Revolution, By Mark Nickolas and Elizabeth Van Meter, USA and Egypt 2015, Short Film/Documentary, 39 Minutes (Rating: M) By Compass and Quran – History of Australian ‘s Muslim Camaleers (Australian film) with Q&A The Jungle by Onur Sayluk and Doğu Yaşar ... Read More »

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Salam Youth

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Spoken word poetry

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Tahir Hussian Faridi Qawwali Ensemble

Sufi qawwali music is ancient form of devotion music that thrives to this day in Pakistan & India. In this traditional genre the verses of mystical sufi poets are given life through the emotionally charged vehicle of the voice. The intensity of Tahir Qawwal’s stage performance with it’s smooth melodic overtures, fierce leaps of vocal ... Read More »

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Calligraphy on Pottery

All day from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran 

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Whirling Dervish Dance Performance

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 »

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Divine Books Tour with Sherene Hassan

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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Speed Date a Muslim

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hanna Assafiri as Master of Ceremonies to break the ice. Enjoy a Turkish coffee and sweets.

Understanding Mevlevi

This special session is presented by the Mevlevi Order of Australia.The Mevlevi Tradition traces its roots to Hazreti Mevlana one of the greatest mystics and poets the world has ever known. Historically it has been Rumi, more than any other Sufi, who has issued the invitation to people of all backgrounds to the mystical garden ... Read More »

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