Welcome to AMWA
Assalaam 'alaikum or peace be with you.
Established in 2010 this organisation represents the interests and concerns of Aussie women - those born here, converted to Islam, or who identify as much with Australia as their ancestral background.
Support for Muslim women is often limited to cultural associations and religious classes. There are many areas though where Muslim women may need advice, assistance or mentoring. Some of the areas that we hope to address are listed in the About Us section.
Contact us for information, check out our blog, or check our Facebook page and find out what issues and events are big for Muslims in Australia.
Upcoming Events at AMWA
Do you know what your rights are in a marriage?
Forum on Islamic Divorce -
* Orlando Tragedy (this page) and under Media Releases
* Paris Tragedy
* Analysis Following Sydney Shooting October 2015
* International Women's Day 2015
* Turning Away From Violence
* Accolades to the Good Heart of Australians
* How could 2 Australian boys join ISIS and commit atrocities?
* ISIS - Very Far from Islam, the Religion of Peace
* Senseless Slaughter of Innocents
AMWA's thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered due to the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub over the weekend. There is no excuse for violence to be inflicted on those who choose to live a different lifestyle or who hold different points of view and particularly on those who have suffered from homophobia. We are living in an increasingly divided world, where 'leaders' intentionally seek to drive communities against each other for their own purposes.This is not the way of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. or part of the teachings of the religion of Islam, or the revelation from our Creator in the beautiful form of the Quran.
It is important that each one of us individually have the courage to stand against those who allow anger to overtake their sensibilities, using hateful speech, aggression and threatened or real violence. If the reports stating that Omar Mateen was also part of the gay community, then it is pertinent to reflect on the increasing number of young men under the age of 30, who struggle with social issues, becoming depressed and turning to drugs, radicalism, violence or suicide as part of their misery. Our leaders must address this increasing trend amongst the younger generation.
In regard to our Muslim community, there has been a tendency for some Imams and Muslim leaders to overlook immediate social issues including domestic violence, absent fathers, gangs etc and instead focus on verbally attacking those who hold different views - including the GLBTQI community. As individuals, when this does occur, we must be strong in reminding those in positions of leadership that leading with wisdom and courage is far better than aggression and division.
Muslim Convert Support Group
* AMWA holds meetings for converts each Friday evening. For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop on Domestic Violence -