Islam and culture

Alternate Term Label:
Islam customs and practices

Marrying young: an exploratory study of young Muslim women's decision-making around early marriage

This research project was developed by the AMWCHR in response to an observed increase in the number of young Muslim women choosing to marry at a very young age. The project sought to examine factors leading to young women disengaging from education and employment, and...

Islam and Muslims oppose violence against women

This guide is for all Muslim women who are experiencing or have concerns about family violence. It is also for the increasing number of Muslim community members who wish to be better informed about the nature of family violence, its impact on victims and on...

Child and forced marriage: a guide for professionals working with the Muslim community

This guide is on child and forced marriage (CFM) in Australia. It aims to provide accurate information on the nature of such marriages and their impact on women and families.
Audio interview

Muslim scholar says the burqa isn't Islamic

Is Pauline Hanson's latest stunt, wearing a burqa into parliament, the start of a serious debate?
Audio interview

Global terrorist attacks could step up as ISIS disintegrates: expert

The destruction of Mosul's Al Nuri mosque is another reminder that Islamic State's main victims have been Muslims.

Social cohesion in Bendigo: understanding community attitudes to the mosque in 2015

This report, commissioned by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, examines the Bendigo mosque protests in 2016.

Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

There is a common misunderstanding that one particular Qur’anic verse perpetuates violence against women, writes Nada Ibrahim.

Terror in the Name of God: confronting acts of religious violence in a liberal society

This paper sets out to examine some of the key problems religious violence poses for western, liberal societies.
Audio interview

Aussies and Islamophobia: defying stereotypes

You might recall last September, a poll by Essential Media found 49% of Australians supported a ban on Muslims immigrating to Australia. The result so shocked Peter Lewis, the respected pollster who runs Essential, that he ran the question a second time. But as he...
Journal article

Muslims in Australia: the double edge of terrorism

Self-improvement is often seen as the driving force behind international migration. In other cases, people are forced to depart because of social or political upheaval, oppression or national disaster. Finally, people may migrate for family reunion. Immigrants acquire new identities as they settle into the...