#25MuslimWomen – Maryum Chaudhry

  Recently every morning I listen to a lecture and as the speaker states – ’….I am in it til the last breath’…..and with this I take a deep breath and begin my day. I have never defined myself by my career, my path has never been that straight to do so. Rather I view…

#25MuslimWomen – Sarah Charmand

  I am a real estate agent of Lebanese background. I was born in Australia and speak Arabic.   Founder of Community Care Network that networks organisations, restaurants, and individuals in the community together to provide services to our local Melbourne community. Some of the things we facilitate are rescued food from restaurants to be…

#25MuslimWomen – Farah Farouque

I was raised by two community-minded role models in my mum and dad, Nazli and Hamid Farouque. They migrated to Adelaide in 1975 from Sri Lanka with a young family after Dad was offered a job as a law academic. Our lively household was informed by inclusive Islamic values of social justice, generosity and compassion,…

#25MuslimWomen – Maryam Omran

My name is Maryam Omran and am 30 years old. I was born in Wollongong NSW. My stories are many and I attribute my small achievements to Allah swt and the teachings of my mother Khadijah Johnston (Allah yerhamha) and my father Sh. Mohamad Jamal Omran. I am a community volunteer at HIYC and I…

#25MuslimWomen: Inaz Janif

  I am a high school teacher in the South East teaching mainly VCE – Biology, Maths, Science and Religion and Society. My cultural background is Fijian Indian / Australian and I speak both English and Hindi I was born in New Zealand, but migrated to Australia at about 2 months of age and have…

#25MuslimWomen: Hana Assafiri

  I am a social justice advocate, human rights activist and a Muslim feminist committed to plural and strong communities by offering platforms of social engagement. Being a global citizen, and of Arabic and Moroccan heritage, I speak Arabic and English. I was born in Melbourne, Australia. Some of my successes are enabling women to circuit…

#25MuslimWomen: Faeeza Jawaid

  I work as an officer at the Australian Multicultural Foundation and as a senior clinical research associate in oncology clinical trials. I am a proud Australian Muslim who is Pakistan-born and I can speak 2 languages fluently but wish I could speak more! This is something to work towards. I am terrible at gauging…

#25MuslimWomen: Wafa Fahour

  I am a volunteer hospital chaplain with ICV, I chaplain at the Northern Hospital and Broadmeadows hospital. I am also the operation Manager at the Islamic Museum of Australia I am Lebanese and speak Arabic and English. I was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and came out to Australia when i was 8 months old,…

#25MuslimWomen: Sue Najjarine

  I was born in Lebanon and I speak Arabic I have many professions: I was a project manager for a financial institution for the majority of my corporate life; a holistic health and well being advocate, a Thermomix and Enjo consultant, office manager for an engineering consultancy and domestic engineer (LOL). One of my…

#25MuslimWomen: Rufiath Yousuff

I am a lawyer working for the Victorian Government in Criminal Prosecutions.  I am an Indian-born Australian having moved to Australia when I was 6 years old. While my parents frequently converse in Urdu together, I only really speak English. That said I’ve studied Japanese and Arabic but foreign languages have never been one of…