SalamFest – Muslim Arts Festival

SalamFest Muslim Arts Festival celebrates peace, love, compassion and … art!

 

Thursday 25th October 2018

SalamFeast Dinner– Building Bridges by Breaking Bread Together 2018 6-9pm

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Friday 26th October 2018

Jummah Prayer @ Fed Sq 1:30 pm

Saturday 27th October 2018

All day Festival @ Fed Sq


Deakin Edge

Time Detail
10:00am “She Roars” Islam and Feminism
11:00am “Found” Award winning Muslim film Q&A with the filmakers
11:30am “Seeing the Divine” Spiritually and Scientifically
12:00pm Whirling Dervishes
12:30pm Break
1:00pm Sufi Music Finding the path
1:30pm Journey of a Punk Sufi
2:00pm The Mystical Tradition of Rumi; music and poetry
3:00pm “Stumped”
Theatrical performance

Main Stage

Time Detail
2:00pm Sheikh Mazen Ahram
Imam and Muraqab of All the Mosques in Jerusalem

  • Welcome and Keynote
  • Sacred Geometry Prize Distribution
2:30pm Seeing the Divine with Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal
3:30pm Hanna Assifiri and Lidia Thorpe

  • Welcome to Country
  • Indigenous Muslim Ceremony plaster cast ceremony
  • Speed Date Muslim
4:30pm Music of the Muslim World

An inspired Musical Journey through the Muslim World by Renaud

5:00pm Dance forms of the Muslim World
Indonesian, Turkish, Sindhi, Balochi
6:00pm Daastangoi

National Academy of Performing Arts the ancient oral tradition of story telling

7:00pm Mystic Sufi Concert

  • Sufi Punk by Wahab Shah
  • Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwals

Main Area: Artists in Practice

    • Pottery by Muhammad Soubjaki
    • Calligraphic Graffiti by Shakeel Tariq
    • Mosaic by Anisa Sharif
    • Henna by Sakina Shehzad
    • SalamMobile: Rumi

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Sunday Abrahamic Connections: Divine Books Recitation at St Peters Church @ 1pm

Program Schedule

Time Event Artist Location
11:00 am -12:30 pm Official Festival Launch Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Village Roadshow Theatrette N/A
Sheikh Alaa El Zokm
Justine Hyde, Padmini Sebastian, Sherene Hassan and Aunty Joy Murphy
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Henna Art Sakina Shahzad Forecourt N/A
Pottery Mohamad Saubjaki Forecourt N/A
Calligraphy Omran Omer and Shakeel Tariq Forecourt N/A
Ebru Art Oznur Ates Forecourt N/A
Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims Bushra Hassan Forecourt N/A
11:00 am – 8:00 pm Salam Mobile Sohail Yamin Forecourt N/A
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Music of the Mystics – A Journey Through the Sufi Qawwali Culture of India & Pakistan with Tahir Qawwal. Tahir Qawwal Village Roadshow Theatrette N/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Speed Date a Muslim Hana Assafiri Conference Centre Foyer N/A
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Book Reading – Mother of ALL Believers Kamran Pasha Village Roadshow Theatrette N/A
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Husna Pasha Variety Show Husna Pasha Forecourt N/A
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Local Sufi Concert Local Sufi ensemble Forecourt N/A
Time 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Event Official Festival Launch
Artist Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Event Official Festival Launch
Artist Sheikh Alaa El Zokm
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Event Official Festival Launch
Artist Justine Hyde, Padmini Sebastian, Sherene Hassan and Aunty Joy Murphy
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Henna Art
Artist Sakina Shahzad
Forecourt Location
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Pottery
Artist Mohamad Saubjaki
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Calligraphy
Artist Omran Omer and Shakeel Tariq
Location Forecourt
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Ebru Art
Artist Oznur Ates
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims
Artist Bushra Hassan
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Event Salam Mobile
Artist Sohail Yamin
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Music of the Mystics – A Journey Through the Sufi Qawwali Culture of India & Pakistan with Tahir Qawwal.
Artist Tahir Qawwal
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Speed Date a Muslim
Artist Hana Assafiri
Location Conference Centre Foyer
Register N/A
Time 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Event Book Reading – Mother of ALL Believers
Artist Kamran Pasha
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Event Husna Pasha Variety Show
Artist Husna Pasha
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Sufi Concert
Artist Local Sufi ensemble
Location Forecourt
Register N/A

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FORECOURT

The Forecourt will showcase Muslim arts and music, inviting people to engage and connect.

Salam Mobile

11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day View Pakistani truck art and listen to talks by SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin

Henna Art

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

Pottery

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mohamad Saubjaki

Calligraphy

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran / Shakeel

Ebru Art

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Oznur Ates

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

CONFERENCE CENTRE

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.

VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEATRETTE

Book Reading – Mother of all Believers

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Book reading by Hollywood producer, film maker and author Kamran Pasha, from his novel "Mother of all believers". We recommend you read this book before SalamFest for a richer discussion ... Read More »

Official Festival Launch

11:00 am – 12:30 pm (NOTE: Friday prayer is from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm) Welcome to Country by a Aunty Joy and a Recitation of the Qur’an to formally launch the Festival followed by ... Read More »

Program Schedule

Time Event Artist Location
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Henna Art Sakina Shahzad Forecourt N/A
Pottery Mohamad Saubjaki Forecourt N/A
Calligraphy Omran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama Sarakibi Forecourt N/A
Ebru Art Oznur Ates Forecourt N/A
Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims Bushra Hassan Forecourt N/A
11:00 am – 8:00 pm Salam Mobile Sohail Yamin Forecourt N/A
11:00 am – 4:00 am SalamWomen: Women’s Conference Salam Women Muslim Female Artists and Professionals Seminar Room N/A
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Sleeper Cell Episode and Talk Kamran Pasha Village Roadshow Theatrette N/A
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Sufi Music with Rumi Poetry Sheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi Dervishes Experimedia N/A
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm A variety of musical and spoken word performances Hesh the rapper, local Sufi musicians and spoken word poets Forecourt N/A
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Comedy with Nazeem Hussein Nazeem Hussain Village Roadshow Theatrette N/A
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Singing workshop with Tahir Qawwal Tahir Qawwal Experimedia N/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Mystical Tradition of Rumi Sheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi Dervishes Experimedia N/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Speed Date a Muslim Hana Assafiri Conference Centre Foyer N/A
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Poetry on Peace, Love and Compassion Rania Ahmed Conference Centre N/A
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Miriam Film Screening, Q&A
‘Miriam’ by Kamran Pasha, USA, 23 minutes 2007, (Rating: M)
Kamran Pasha with Kuranda Seyit Village Roadshow Theatrette N/A
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Salam Feast Hana Assafiri Forecourt N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Henna Art
Artist Sakina Shahzad
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Pottery
Artist Mohamad Saubjaki
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Calligraphy
Artist Omran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama Sarakibi
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Ebru Art
Artist Oznur Ates
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims
Artist Bushra Hassan
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Event Salam Mobile
Artist Sohail Yamin
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 am
Event SalamWomen: Women’s Conference Salam Women
Artist Muslim Female Artists and Professionals
Location Seminar Room
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Sleeper Cell Episode and Talk
Artist Kamran Pasha
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Sufi Music with Rumi Poetry
Artist Sheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi Dervishes
Location Experimedia
Register N/A
Time 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Event A variety of musical and spoken word performances
Artist Hesh the rapper, local Sufi musicians and spoken word poets
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Event Comedy with Nazeem Hussein
Artist Nazeem Hussain
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Singing workshop with Tahir Qawwal
Artist Tahir Qawwal
Location Experimedia
Register N/A
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event The Mystical Tradition of Rumi
Artist Sheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi Dervishes
Location Experimedia
Register N/A
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Speed Date a Muslim
Artist Hana Assafiri
Location Conference Centre Foyer
Register N/A
Time 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Event Poetry on Peace, Love and Compassion
Artist Rania Ahmed
Location Conference Centre
Register N/A
Time 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Event Miriam Film Screening, Q&A – ‘Miriam’ by Kamran Pasha, USA, 23 minutes 2007, (Rating: M)
Artist Kamran Pasha with Kuranda Seyit
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Salam Feast
Artist Hana Assafiri
Location Forecourt
Register N/A

To View Location Map

FORECOURT

The Forecourt will showcase Muslim arts and music, inviting people to engage and build friendships

Salam Mobile

11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day View Pakistani truck art and listen to talks by SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin

Pottery

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mohamad Saubjaki

Ebru Art

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Oznur Ates

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

Salam Feast

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 ... Read More »

Henna Art

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

Calligraphy

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran / Shakeel

EXPERIMEDIA

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 ... Read More »

Singing workshop with Tahir Qawwal

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 ... Read More »

SEMINAR ROOM

Women’s Conference Salam Women

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 ... Read More »

 

VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEATRETTE

Miriam – Film Screening

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Directed by Kamran Pasha, Miriam is an award winning film which highlights the Abrahamic connections.

Comedy with Nazeem Hussein

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 ... Read More »

Program Schedule

Time Event Artist Location
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Henna Art Sakina Shahzad Forecourt N/A
Pottery Mohamad Saubjaki Forecourt N/A
Calligraphy Omran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama Sarakibi Forecourt N/A
Ebru Art Oznur Ates Forecourt N/A
Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims Bushra Hassan Forecourt N/A
11:00 am – 8:00 pm Salam Mobile Sohail Yamin Forecourt N/A
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Mosaic Workshop Anisa Sharif The Courtyard (Children’s Area) N/A
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nefertiti’s Daughters: A Film of Women, Art and Revolution
Nefertiti’s Daughter by Mark Nickolas and Elizabeth Van Meter, USA and Egypt 2015, Short Film/Documentary, 39 Minutes (Rating: M)
Short films with Kuranda Seyit Village Roadshow Theatrette N/A
By Compass and Quran – History of Australian ‘s Muslim Camaleers (Australian film) with Q&A
The Jungle
The Jungle by Onur Sayluk and Doğu Yaşar Akal, Turkey, 2015, 14 minutes (Rating: M)
Ask a Muslim Film and Q&A
Ask a Muslim by Swinburne University student Tiffanie-Jowie Liew
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Salam Youth Poetry by Rashid Conference Centre N/A
11:00 am – 11:15 am Sufi Whirling Dervishes SufiPath Group Cowen Gallery N/A
11:00 am – 11:30 am Contemplation and Reflection Session 1 Zuleyha Keskin Experimedia N/A
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Abrahamic melodius Recitations Sheikh Alaa El Zokm, David Schutz, Cantor Brett Kaye La Trobe Reading Room N/A
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Divine Books Tour with Sherene Hassan Sherene Hassan Dome Level 4, La Trobe Reading Room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Sufi Music Sufipath Group Experimedia N/A
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Feature Film Manto Screening, followed by Q&A Manto by Sarmad Khoosat, Pakistan 2015, 127 minutes (Rating: M) Female Sikh, Muslim and Hindu women Village Roadshow Theatrette
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Contemplation and Reflection Session 2 Zuleyha Keskin Experimedia N/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Speed Date a Muslim Hana Assafiri Conference Centre Foyer N/A
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Contemplation and Reflection Session 3 Zuleyha Keskin Experimedia N/A
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm Qur’an Melodius Recitation Sheikh Alaa El Zokm La Trobe Reading Room N/A
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Qawwali of the Mystics Tahir Qawwal & Party Forecourt N/A

Time11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Henna Art
Artist Sakina Shahzad
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Pottery
Artist Mohamad Saubjaki
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Calligraphy
Artist Omran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama Sarakibi
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Ebru Art
Artist Oznur Ates
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims
Artist Bushra Hassan
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Event Salam Mobile
Artist Sohail Yamin
Location Forecourt
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event Mosaic Workshop
Artist Anisa Sharif
Location The Courtyard (Children’s Area)
Register N/A
Event 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)
Artist Short films with Kuranda Seyit
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Event By Compass and Quran – History of Australian ‘s Muslim Camaleers (Australian film) with Q&A
Artist Short films with Kuranda Seyit
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Event The Jungle’ by Onur Sayluk and Doğu Yaşar Akal, Turkey, 2015, 14 minutes (Rating: M)
Artist Short films with Kuranda Seyit
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Event Speed Date a Muslim Film and Q&A
Artist Short films with Kuranda Seyit
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Salam Youth
Artist Poetry by Rashid
Location Conference Centre
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 11:15 am
Event Sufi Whirling Dervishes
Artist SufiPath Group
Location Cowen Gallery
Register N/A
Time 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Event Contemplation and Reflection Session 1
Artist Zuleyha Keskin
Location Experimedia
Register N/A
Time 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Event Abrahamic melodius Recitations
Artist Sheikh Alaa El Zokm, David Schutz, Cantor Brett Kaye
Location La Trobe Reading Room
Register N/A
Time 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Event Divine Books Tour with Sherene Hassan
Artist Sherene Hassan
Location Dome Level 4, La Trobe Reading Room
Register
Time 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Event Sufi Music
Artist Sufipath Group
Location Experimedia
Register N/A
Time 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Event Feature Film Manto Screening, followed by Q&A Manto by Sarmad Khoosat, Pakistan 2015, 127 minutes (Rating: M)
Artist Female Sikh, Muslim and Hindu women
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
Register
Time 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Event Contemplation and Reflection Session 2
Artist Zuleyha Keskin
Location Experimedia
Register N/A
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Speed Date a Muslim
Artist Hana Assafiri
Location Conference Centre Foyer
Register N/A
Time 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Event Contemplation and Reflection Session 3
Artist Zuleyha Keskin
Location Experimedia
Register N/A
Time 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Event Qur’an Melodius Recitation
Artist Sheikh Alaa El Zokm
Location La Trobe Reading Room
Register N/A
Time 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Qawwali of the Mystics
Artist Tahir Qawwal & Party
Location Forecourt
Register N/A

To View Location Map

FORECOURT

The Forecourt will showcase Muslim arts and music, inviting people to engage and connect

Henna Art

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

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 ... Read More »

Calligraphy on Pottery

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

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

Ebru Art

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Oznur Ates

Calligraphy

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran / Shakeel

Pottery

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mohamad Saubjaki

Salam Mobile

11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day View Pakistani truck art and listen to talks by SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin

CONFERENCE CENTRE

Salam Youth

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

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.

COWEN GALLERY

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 ... Read More »

LA TROBE READING ROOM

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 ... Read More »

VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEATRETTE

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Friday 24th November

FORECOURT

The Forecourt will showcase Muslim arts and music, inviting people to engage and connect.

Salam Mobile

11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day View Pakistani truck art and listen to talks by SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin

Henna Art

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

Pottery

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mohamad Saubjaki

Calligraphy

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran / Shakeel

Ebru Art

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Oznur Ates

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

EXPERIMEDIA

Decorated in the style of the Arabian Nights, Experimedia will be a meditative quiet space for reflection. (Note: and the private prayer space, closed to public at certain times)

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 ... Read More »

CONFERENCE CENTRE

Sheikh Mazen Ahram, Imam and Mraqib of all Mosques in Jerusalem

Sheikh Mazen Ahram is Imam and Muraqib (Monitor) of all Mosques in Jerusalem. Imam and khatib at the department of Waqaf and holy sites at Jerusalem. Member of the ulama at the holy house at ... Read More »

The Mevlevi Group

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The Naqshbandi Group

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Kauthar Abdulalim

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Omar Ergi

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Saara Sabbagh

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Erum Bashir

Erum is well known theatre and TV actress. A graduate of NAPA, she has worked in several international dance & movement collaborations for the annual NAPA International festival. She has worked with Brigel Gjoka (German ... Read More »

Fawad Khan

Fawad graduated from the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), majoring in direction for stage, in the year 2008. Since then he has been consistently doing theatre, and being passionate about all aspects of theatre: ... Read More »

Nazrul Hasan

Acclaimed actor Zia Mohyeddin, when asked about actors coming out of NAPA (National Academy of Performing Arts), said, 'Nazr is one of the most promising of students. He might play Hamlet.' Nazr, since the time ... Read More »

Wahab Shah Dance company

Wahab Shah is an actor, performer, choreographer and director who acquired bachelors in acting from TAFE Australia. His training in professional dance from Hands Heart Feet dance company, Sydney Dance Center, Dance Central, and Mango ... Read More »

Farid Ayaz Qawwal (Qawwali performance concert)

Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad lead the best Qawwal groups in the world 'Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana' of Delhi which is approximately 705 years old, a music school founded in the 14th century that remains ... Read More »

Sheikh Mazen Ahram

• Imam and Muraqib (Monitor) of all Mosques in Jerusalem. • Imam and khatib at the department of Waqaf and holy sites at Jerusalem. • Member of the ulama at the holy house at Jerusalem ... Read More »

Hameed Haroon, CEO Dawn Media Group

In Pakistani publishing and media. and art and culture communities, the name of Hameed Haroon is well regarded and widely recognized. In our small scene of art admirers and supporters, Mr. Haroon is one of ... Read More »

Hameed Akhund, Secretary Endowment Fund Trust

Hamid Akhund is a leading Sindhi intellectual who initiated the Endowment Fund Trust, a non-profit organisation and has been working on preserving the indigenous culture of Sindh by undertaking various projects, which includes conducting workshops, ... Read More »

Henna Art

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

Renaud Gay

Renaud Gay is a French musician focusing on the use of traditional instruments. Renaud has been playing world music instruments for more than 15 years in different projects, venues and with different artists from all ... Read More »

Nazeem Hussain

Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the most in-demand TV and Radio personalities in Australia. Nazeem is best known as the star and creator of the critically acclaimed, 'Legally Brown', the TV show that ... Read More »

Omran Omer

Growing up with a close relationship with the Quran, Omran Omer was constantly fascinated by the simplicity and beauty of the Quranic Script. Having been born and raised in Melbourne, he found it extremely difficult ... Read More »

Husna Pasha

Husna Pasha is a Melbourne based business woman, author, media personality and public speaker. She’s funny, smart, brave and outspoken and she’s attracting bigger and bigger audiences to her great mission –to create happier people. ... Read More »

Manal Younus

Manal Younus is a writer, performance poet and creative producer. As a Muslim woman with Eritrean origins living in Australia, the young artist discovers and strengthens her identity while inciting thought and discussions amongst her ... Read More »

Sheikh Alaa – Quran Reciter

Graduated from Al-Azhar University Imam of Heidelberg mosque Melbourne Assistant Secretary of the Board of Imams of Victoria In 2016 Heidelberg mosque won the Victorian Multicultural award acknowledging our efforts Alhamdulellah for having very successful ... Read More »

Healing Soup With Semolina Dumplings – Bosnian

Ingredients 4 Small veal bones 2 Carrots 1 Celery stalk 1 Small onion 1 Red capsicum 1 Tomato 1 Bunch parsley 2 Vegetable stock cubes 1 Small cauliflower, cut into florets Dumplings 50g semolina A ... Read More »

Stuffed Eggplant (Striped Imam Bayildi) – Turkish

Ingredients 4 Tomatoes 4 Onions, finely chopped 1 Green or red bullhorn pepper (or ½ capsicum), finely chopped 8 Garlic cloves, finely chopped ½ Bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped 1 Tsp salt 1 Tsp ... Read More »

Lentil Stew (Haleem) – Pakistani

Instructions Soak the burghul and dhals overnight. Soak burghul and dhals together overnight in a large bowl with enough water to cover. Rinse under running water, drain and place in a large heavy-based saucepan with ... Read More »

Chicken Kabsa – Saudi

Ingredients Kabsa spice mix: ¼ Tsp ground cardamom (cardamom powder) ¼ Tsp ground white pepper (white pepper powder) ¼ Tsp saffron ½ Tsp ground cinnamon (cinnamon powder) ½ Tsp ground all spice ½ Tsp dried ... Read More »

Lentils and Rice with Tomato (Koshari) – Egyptian

Ingredients 130g Brown lentils 200g (1 cup) white rice 60g Small elbow macaroni 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil 1 Onion, finely chopped Tomato sauce 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Onion, chopped 1 Garlic clove, chopped ... Read More »

Goat Tagine with Almonds – Moroccan

Ingredients 300ml olive oil 2 Onions, finely diced 4 Garlic cloves, crushed 1 Cinnamon stick, broken 1 Tsp coriander powder 1 Tsp cumin powder 1 Tsp fennel powder 1 Tsp smoked paprika ½ Tsp powdered ... Read More »

Aloo Chana Chaat – Indian

Ingredients vegetable oil 2 Tsp black mustard seeds 1 Red onion, finely chopped 6 Cloves garlic, crushed 2 Tbsp finely chopped ginger 1 Tsp ground turmeric 2 Tsp cumin seeds 2 Tsp amchur (mango powder) ... Read More »

Rujak – Indonesia’s

Ingredients 1 Medium-sized can pineapple chunks 2 Bananas, peeled and chopped 3 Green apples, peeled and chopped 1 Small cucumber, peeled and sliced Dressing: 1 Teaspoon chili powder 1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce ½ Cup ... Read More »

Egg Tart – Muslim Malaysian

Ingredients 125g unsalted butter, room temperature 50g icing sugar, sifted 1 Egg, lightly beaten ¼ Tsp vanilla extract 200g (1⅓ cups) plain flour, sifted 25g cornflour, sifted Custard 70g caster sugar 150g hot water 2 ... Read More »

Lamb Pilaf (Polo, 羊肉抓饭) – Muslim Chinese

Instructions 2 Tablespoons oil 5 Cloves garlic, peeled 3 Slices ginger (about 1 tablespoon) 600 Grams (1.2 pounds) lamb spare ribs, cut into 1 or 2 segments (*see footnote) 2 Teaspoons salt 1 (350 grams ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Salam Youth

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

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 ... Read More »

Calligraphy on Pottery

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

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Sufi Concert

4:00 pm - 20 mins

Interfaith Concert

12:00 pm - 20 mins

Women’s Conference Salam Women

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 ... Read More »

Singing workshop with Tahir Qawwal

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 ... Read More »

Miriam – Film Screening

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Directed by Kamran Pasha, Miriam is an award winning film which highlights the Abrahamic connections.

Salam Feast

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 ... Read More »

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.

Comedy with Nazeem Hussein

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 ... Read More »

Book Reading – Mother of all Believers

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Book reading by Hollywood producer, film maker and author Kamran Pasha, from his novel "Mother of all believers". We recommend you read this book before SalamFest for a richer discussion ... Read More »

Official Festival Launch

11:00 am – 12:30 pm (NOTE: Friday prayer is from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm) Welcome to Country by a Aunty Joy and a Recitation of the Qur’an to formally launch the Festival followed by ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

Ebru Art

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Oznur Ates

Calligraphy

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran / Shakeel

Pottery

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mohamad Saubjaki

Henna Art

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

Salam Mobile

11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day View Pakistani truck art and listen to talks by SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin

Kamran Pasha

Kamran Pasha is a Hollywood writer, director, producer and novelist. Pasha has been a writer/producer on the NBC series Kings, a producer on NBC’s Bionic Woman and wrote and co-produced Showtime’s emotional drama Sleeper Cell. ... Read More »

Anisa Sharif

Anisa Sharif is the Community Liaison Team Member of the Australian Federal Police, Melbourne office. Born Melissa (Anisa) Jayne Bilston 1968 in Benalla in North Eastern Victoria, Anisa was the middle daughter of 3 girls. ... Read More »

Tahir Qawwal

Leading Qawwali singers from Canada will delight and inspire you with the their subcontinental style melodic devotional music. A tradition that preaches peace and harmony, you will be swept back in time as you are ... Read More »

Brooke Wandin

Brooke is currently working as a Wurundjeri educator, visiting schools and talk about local Aboriginal history and culture.  She weaves to honour her great grandmother and all of the women who have gone before her.. ... Read More »

Sohail Yamin – Artist

My quest to develop something novel and unique has led me to create contemporary abstract compositions. Alphabets, letters and words from essential elements of my design and the form and movement of the alphabets supplements ... Read More »

Lubna Yamin

Lubna is a qualified artist and has completed her diploma in Graphic Designs. She has worked as a professional graphic designer in advertising agencies and pharmaceuticals companies. Though she has not exhibited, she pursues painting ... Read More »

Khalid Jamil Khateeb (Jamil)

Jamil is a passionate photographer, artist and a film-maker. He has a history of participation in various art shows including Saadequain, Awards Karachi, Wyndham Art Prize, The Bayside Art Show, IMA Art Exhibition and Nigaah ... Read More »

Mohamad Soubjaki

Mohamad was born in 1987, the youngest of 6 siblings. As a child, he remembers always liking doing things that were challenging. He would always search for activities or journeys that were rewarding. At the ... Read More »

Oznur Ates

Oznur Ates is a leading and sought after Ebru ( Traditional Turkish Marbling) artist who is responsible for introducing this art form to Australia. She amalgamates the traditional materials and classical techniques with contemporary ideas ... Read More »

Saif Baghdadi

Saif is a Baghdadi musician and has lived in Australia for just over 12 months now. His instrument is called an OUD and Safe is arguably manufactured the very first Australian OUD from Australian Walnut ... Read More »

Shagufta (Sha) Yamin

Sha is a member of the Berwick Arts Society and as an artist , she enjoys painting in most mediums but more so using water colours. Her inspiration comes from within which is stimulated by ... Read More »

Shakeel Tariq

Shakeel Tariq was born and raised in Melbourne Australia of Indian descent. At the age of 22 he started a course in Islamic studies. One subject of the course was Arabic calligraphy. Prior to this ... Read More »

Shehnaz Akhtar

Shehnaz started experimenting with oil painting, water colour and fabric painting when she was in secondary school. She further pursued her love for all things art and completed a silk flower arrangement course in Nazmabad ... Read More »

Bushra Hassan

Bushra is the cofounder and owner of Indybindi . An artistic Company where people can explore their talents at workshops run by Bushra as well have a platform to display their creativity. An artist in ... Read More »

Hana Assafiri

Whether it is fostering social cohesion through community events or creating a safe, diverse space for Muslim women to share their stories, Ms Hana Assafiri is a compassionate and unspoken hero within the Victorian community. ... Read More »

Sakina Shahzan

Sakina is a creative and passionate Henna artist. Her work is renowned for being distinctive, clean, flowing and contemporary. She is influenced by Indian, Pakistani and Arabic art. As well as cultural influences, her designs ... Read More »

Ayesha Bux – Founder

Ayesha Bux is the founder of SalamFest. Her Great Great Grandfather came first to Australia in 1860. Her family is of Pakistani heritage and is in its seventh generation in Australia. She has a Masters ... Read More »

Sohail Yamin

Sohail Yamin is the Project Coordinator and Lead artist for Salam Mobile. A mechanical Engineer by trade but a creative on the side, Sohail is a self taught artist and pursues painting as a pastime. ... Read More »

Glenys Crawford

Glenys Crawford, is a highly respected Management Consultant with 27 years’ experience assisting businesses, government and community organisations with their business development and rapid growth. Glenys established Crawford Kaye Pty Ltd in 2004 to offer ... Read More »

Fiona Boyd

Fiona Boyd is the Co-founder and CEO of education technology startup ParentPaperwork. A transformative online platform that helps schools worldwide go paperless. She is a proponent of technology for human sake and community building and ... Read More »

Alan Loow

Alan is a Global Citizen, Project Manager and Social Entrepreneur with a very prestigious firm. Alan is a Muslim convert, born in Malaysia and living in Australia for more than 15 years. He has an ... Read More »

Faeeza Jawaid

Faeeza is a Project Officer with the Australian Multicultural Foundation, a senior Clinical Research Associate at a contract research organisation and is currently completing her counselling placement for her Master of Counselling degree at Monash ... Read More »

Sherene Hassan

Sherene Hassan is the Education director of the Islamic Museum of Australia. She served as vice president and secretary of the Islamic Council of Victoria, the peak body for 90,000 Victorian Muslims for nearly eight ... Read More »

Ash Naim

General Manager, VCon Homes. Migrated to Australia at a young age and has been educated in Australia.

Khalid Jamil Khateeb (Jamil)

Jamil is a passionate photographer, artist and a film-maker. He has a history of participation in various art shows including Saadequain, Awards Karachi, Wyndham Art Prize, The Bayside Art Show, IMA Art Exhibition and Nigaah ... Read More »

Budoor

Muslim, she is originally from Saudi Arabia and living in Australia for almost 10 years. She is a member of a Muslim Progressive Group aiming for a future where Islam is understood as a source ... Read More »

Anushé Khan

Anushé is a young social activist, studying at Melbourne University with Islamic Studies as one of her majors. She has a deep interest in Middle Eastern politics and volunteers for Amnesty, ASRC and various other ... Read More »

Saturday 25th November

FORECOURT

The Forecourt will showcase Muslim arts and music, inviting people to engage and build friendships

Salam Mobile

11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day View Pakistani truck art and listen to talks by SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin

Pottery

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mohamad Saubjaki

Ebru Art

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Oznur Ates

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

Salam Feast

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 ... Read More »

Henna Art

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

Calligraphy

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran / Shakeel

EXPERIMEDIA

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 ... Read More »

Singing workshop with Tahir Qawwal

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 ... Read More »

CONFERENCE CENTRE

LA TROBE READING ROOM

Interfaith Concert

12:00 pm - 20 mins

Sufi Concert

4:00 pm - 20 mins

COWEN GALLERY

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 ... Read More »

Sunday 26th November

FORECOURT

The Forecourt will showcase Muslim arts and music, inviting people to engage and connect

Henna Art

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

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 ... Read More »

Calligraphy on Pottery

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

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

Ebru Art

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Oznur Ates

Calligraphy

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Omran / Shakeel

Pottery

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mohamad Saubjaki

Salam Mobile

11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day View Pakistani truck art and listen to talks by SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin

EXPERIMEDIA

CONFERENCE CENTRE

Salam Youth

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

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.

COWEN GALLERY

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 ... Read More »