SalamFest – Muslim Arts Festival

Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, 11am – 8pm each day

SalamFest Muslim Arts Festival celebrates peace, love, compassion and … art! Across three days the State Library will host music, dance, film, spoken words, cuisine and even a car decorated with Pakistani truck art.

This Festival is presented in association with ICV and IMA.

Program Schedule

TimeEventArtistLocation
11:00 am -12:30 pmOfficial Festival LaunchWelcome to Country by Wurundjeri ElderVillage Roadshow TheatretteN/A
Sheikh Alaa El Zokm
Justine Hyde, Padmini Sebastian, Sherene Hassan and Aunty Joy Murphy
11:00 am – 4:00 pmHenna ArtSakina ShahzadForecourtN/A
PotteryMohamad SaubjakiForecourtN/A
CalligraphyOmran Omer and Shakeel TariqForecourtN/A
Ebru ArtOznur AtesForecourtN/A
Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian MuslimsBushra HassanForecourtN/A
11:00 am – 8:00 pmSalam MobileSohail YaminForecourtN/A
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmMusic of the Mystics – A Journey Through the Sufi Qawwali Culture of India & Pakistan with Tahir Qawwal.Tahir QawwalVillage Roadshow TheatretteN/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSpeed Date a MuslimHana AssafiriConference Centre FoyerN/A
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmBook Reading – Mother of ALL BelieversKamran PashaVillage Roadshow TheatretteN/A
5:00 pm – 5:30 pmHusna Pasha Variety ShowHusna PashaForecourtN/A
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmLocal Sufi ConcertLocal Sufi ensembleForecourtN/A
Time11:00 am -12:30 pm
EventOfficial Festival Launch
ArtistWelcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am -12:30 pm
EventOfficial Festival Launch
ArtistSheikh Alaa El Zokm
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am -12:30 pm
EventOfficial Festival Launch
ArtistJustine Hyde, Padmini Sebastian, Sherene Hassan and Aunty Joy Murphy
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventHenna Art
ArtistSakina Shahzad
ForecourtLocation
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventPottery
ArtistMohamad Saubjaki
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventCalligraphy
ArtistOmran Omer and Shakeel Tariq
LocationForecourt
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventEbru Art
ArtistOznur Ates
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventIndian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims
ArtistBushra Hassan
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 8:00 pm
EventSalam Mobile
ArtistSohail Yamin
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EventMusic of the Mystics – A Journey Through the Sufi Qawwali Culture of India & Pakistan with Tahir Qawwal.
ArtistTahir Qawwal
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
EventSpeed Date a Muslim
ArtistHana Assafiri
LocationConference Centre Foyer
RegisterN/A
Time4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
EventBook Reading – Mother of ALL Believers
ArtistKamran Pasha
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
EventHusna Pasha Variety Show
ArtistHusna Pasha
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
EventSufi Concert
ArtistLocal Sufi ensemble
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A

View Location Map

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

TimeEventArtistLocation
11:00 am – 4:00 pmHenna ArtSakina ShahzadForecourtN/A
PotteryMohamad SaubjakiForecourtN/A
CalligraphyOmran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama SarakibiForecourtN/A
Ebru ArtOznur AtesForecourtN/A
Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian MuslimsBushra HassanForecourtN/A
11:00 am – 8:00 pmSalam MobileSohail YaminForecourtN/A
11:00 am – 4:00 amSalamWomen: Women’s Conference Salam WomenMuslim Female Artists and ProfessionalsSeminar RoomN/A
11:00 am – 12:00 pmSleeper Cell Episode and TalkKamran PashaVillage Roadshow TheatretteN/A
11:00 am – 12:00 pmSufi Music with Rumi PoetrySheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi DervishesExperimediaN/A
12:00 pm – 2:00 pmA variety of musical and spoken word performancesHesh the rapper, local Sufi musicians and spoken word poetsForecourtN/A
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmComedy with Nazeem HusseinNazeem HussainVillage Roadshow TheatretteN/A
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmSinging workshop with Tahir QawwalTahir QawwalExperimediaN/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmThe Mystical Tradition of RumiSheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi DervishesExperimediaN/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSpeed Date a MuslimHana AssafiriConference Centre FoyerN/A
4:00 pm – 4:15 pmPoetry on Peace, Love and CompassionRania AhmedConference CentreN/A
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmMiriam Film Screening, Q&A
‘Miriam’ by Kamran Pasha, USA, 23 minutes 2007, (Rating: M)
Kamran Pasha with Kuranda SeyitVillage Roadshow TheatretteN/A
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmSalam FeastHana AssafiriForecourtN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventHenna Art
ArtistSakina Shahzad
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventPottery
ArtistMohamad Saubjaki
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventCalligraphy
ArtistOmran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama Sarakibi
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventEbru Art
ArtistOznur Ates
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventIndian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims
ArtistBushra Hassan
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 8:00 pm
EventSalam Mobile
ArtistSohail Yamin
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 am
EventSalamWomen: Women’s Conference Salam Women
ArtistMuslim Female Artists and Professionals
LocationSeminar Room
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 12:00 pm
EventSleeper Cell Episode and Talk
ArtistKamran Pasha
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 12:00 pm
EventSufi Music with Rumi Poetry
ArtistSheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi Dervishes
LocationExperimedia
RegisterN/A
Time12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
EventA variety of musical and spoken word performances
ArtistHesh the rapper, local Sufi musicians and spoken word poets
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
EventComedy with Nazeem Hussein
ArtistNazeem Hussain
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EventSinging workshop with Tahir Qawwal
ArtistTahir Qawwal
LocationExperimedia
RegisterN/A
Time3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
EventThe Mystical Tradition of Rumi
ArtistSheikh Abdul Aziz and Mevlevi Dervishes
LocationExperimedia
RegisterN/A
Time3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
EventSpeed Date a Muslim
ArtistHana Assafiri
LocationConference Centre Foyer
RegisterN/A
Time4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
EventPoetry on Peace, Love and Compassion
ArtistRania Ahmed
LocationConference Centre
RegisterN/A
Time4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
EventMiriam Film Screening, Q&A – ‘Miriam’ by Kamran Pasha, USA, 23 minutes 2007, (Rating: M)
ArtistKamran Pasha with Kuranda Seyit
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
EventSalam Feast
ArtistHana Assafiri
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/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

TimeEventArtistLocation
11:00 am – 4:00 pmHenna ArtSakina ShahzadForecourtN/A
PotteryMohamad SaubjakiForecourtN/A
CalligraphyOmran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama SarakibiForecourtN/A
Ebru ArtOznur AtesForecourtN/A
Indian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian MuslimsBushra HassanForecourtN/A
11:00 am – 8:00 pmSalam MobileSohail YaminForecourtN/A
11:00 am – 2:00 pmMosaic WorkshopAnisa SharifThe 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 SeyitVillage Roadshow TheatretteN/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 pmSalam YouthPoetry by RashidConference CentreN/A
11:00 am – 11:15 amSufi Whirling DervishesSufiPath GroupCowen GalleryN/A
11:00 am – 11:30 amContemplation and Reflection Session 1Zuleyha KeskinExperimediaN/A
1:00 pm – 1:30 pmAbrahamic melodius RecitationsSheikh Alaa El Zokm, David Schutz, Cantor Brett KayeLa Trobe Reading RoomN/A
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmDivine Books Tour with Sherene HassanSherene HassanDome Level 4, La Trobe Reading Room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmSufi MusicSufipath GroupExperimediaN/A
2:00 pm – 5:00 pmFeature Film Manto Screening, followed by Q&A Manto by Sarmad Khoosat, Pakistan 2015, 127 minutes (Rating: M)Female Sikh, Muslim and Hindu womenVillage Roadshow Theatrette
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmContemplation and Reflection Session 2Zuleyha KeskinExperimediaN/A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSpeed Date a MuslimHana AssafiriConference Centre FoyerN/A
5:00 pm – 5:30 pmContemplation and Reflection Session 3Zuleyha KeskinExperimediaN/A
5:15 pm – 5:45 pmQur’an Melodius RecitationSheikh Alaa El ZokmLa Trobe Reading RoomN/A
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmQawwali of the MysticsTahir Qawwal & PartyForecourtN/A

Time11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventHenna Art
ArtistSakina Shahzad
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventPottery
ArtistMohamad Saubjaki
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventCalligraphy
ArtistOmran Omer, Shakeel Tariq and Osama Sarakibi
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventEbru Art
ArtistOznur Ates
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EventIndian Tribal Arts Influenced by Persian Muslims
ArtistBushra Hassan
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 8:00 pm
EventSalam Mobile
ArtistSohail Yamin
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 2:00 pm
EventMosaic Workshop
ArtistAnisa Sharif
LocationThe Courtyard (Children’s Area)
RegisterN/A
EventNefertiti’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)
ArtistShort films with Kuranda Seyit
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 1:00 pm
EventBy Compass and Quran – History of Australian ‘s Muslim Camaleers (Australian film) with Q&A
ArtistShort films with Kuranda Seyit
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 1:00 pm
EventThe Jungle’ by Onur Sayluk and Doğu Yaşar Akal, Turkey, 2015, 14 minutes (Rating: M)
ArtistShort films with Kuranda Seyit
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 1:00 pm
EventSpeed Date a Muslim Film and Q&A
ArtistShort films with Kuranda Seyit
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 12:00 pm
EventSalam Youth
ArtistPoetry by Rashid
LocationConference Centre
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 11:15 am
EventSufi Whirling Dervishes
ArtistSufiPath Group
LocationCowen Gallery
RegisterN/A
Time11:00 am – 11:30 am
EventContemplation and Reflection Session 1
ArtistZuleyha Keskin
LocationExperimedia
RegisterN/A
Time1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
EventAbrahamic melodius Recitations
ArtistSheikh Alaa El Zokm, David Schutz, Cantor Brett Kaye
LocationLa Trobe Reading Room
RegisterN/A
Time1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
EventDivine Books Tour with Sherene Hassan
ArtistSherene Hassan
LocationDome Level 4, La Trobe Reading Room
Register
Time12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
EventSufi Music
ArtistSufipath Group
LocationExperimedia
RegisterN/A
Time2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
EventFeature Film Manto Screening, followed by Q&A Manto by Sarmad Khoosat, Pakistan 2015, 127 minutes (Rating: M)
ArtistFemale Sikh, Muslim and Hindu women
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
Register
Time3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
EventContemplation and Reflection Session 2
ArtistZuleyha Keskin
LocationExperimedia
RegisterN/A
Time3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
EventSpeed Date a Muslim
ArtistHana Assafiri
LocationConference Centre Foyer
RegisterN/A
Time5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
EventContemplation and Reflection Session 3
ArtistZuleyha Keskin
LocationExperimedia
RegisterN/A
Time5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
EventQur’an Melodius Recitation
ArtistSheikh Alaa El Zokm
LocationLa Trobe Reading Room
RegisterN/A
Time6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
EventQawwali of the Mystics
ArtistTahir Qawwal & Party
LocationForecourt
RegisterN/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

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 »

Manal Shehab – Project Officer

Manal Shehab is Project Implementation Officer for Salamfest. Community Engagement Officer- Islamic Council of Victoria; Author of Islamic Children's books; Faith-based counsellor; and advocate for Muslim women in Family Violence space. Manal brings passion to ... 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 »