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Looking for a reason to continue living – Elaf’s story

On this rainy night, Gary decided to take a quick short cut through the park to reach home sooner. As he was walking past the park benches he could hear a woman crying and upon looking closer noticed a teary lady huddled up on one of the benches. He asked her if she was okay. […]


Tackling the seemingly impossible – Saadia’s story

Saadia’s husband had a sudden fatal heart attack recently and passed away at the young age of 44. Leaving her with 6 children and no income. She had no money for her husband’s funeral, had a home loan to pay and 6 children to look after Allahu Akbar. Taking into account her centrelink benefits, and […]


Breaking the cycle – Aabir’s story

Aabir was coming out of prison in a few days. He has been in prison for nearly 2 years this time and his family had had enough. Aabir belonged to a pious family, who are part of the local Muslim community and Qadr Allah he was influenced by the wrong type of friends to get […]


A life of ups & downs – Susan’s story

Susan had a difficult life. A single mother of three near-adult daughters, including one who has a disability, Susan was constantly under stress day & night. At 43 years old she started developing arthritis which began to slow her down even further. Did that stop Susan from living life? No. In fact, Susan found the […]


An Imam, stranded and wanting to go back home

An Imam, married and a father of 4, Ahmed only had one dream – to provide a better life for his kids. Ahmed was prepared to do whatever it takes to be able to give his family a safe, stable life with a promising future. Leaving his job as an Imam in his home country, […]


The Small Knight in Shining Armour

Meet Maya*, an 11 years old Muslim sister. We met her at last years Twins of Faith conference in Sydney, where she was attending with friends and approached one of our volunteers, right after our National Manager, Abu Muneer’s talk, on the work that NZF does locally in Australia. Her first question was –  “The speaker said […]


Black and blue

What would you do if the one you trust and love the most, turns his back on you? Farhana* had been married for a few years when she sadly began to realise that the love she once shared with her husband had turned into sessions of curses followed by beatings from him. Her once protective […]


Couch Surfing – Sounds like fun?

Couch surfing. The term means different things to different people. For 5 year old Christina it meant looking for a different place to live every second day. Since she was 5, Christina was no stranger to being in and out of refuges, foster care, living on the streets, begging for a place to sleep, abusing […]


Is life really better here? – Rabia’s story

Rabia looks around her. The clean air, the birds chirping, the absence of gun-fire. Alhamdulillah she had made it to Australia along with her husband and 4 kids. They had made it out of Syria to the land of promises – Australia. But it wasn’t easy. Abdullah is now disabled, in bed and needs medical […]


Life’s ups & downs – Ahmed’s story

Life is going well. You have a senior executive position at one of Australia’s leading organisations. 6 figure salary, 5 kids, you don’t have much to complain about. You look back 20 years ago and it sends shivers down your spine. Alcohol, drugs, a broken marriage, off the path of Islam … your life was […]


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