Our Stories

Keep up to date with the latest news, previous news and any other information across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Jasmin Lakhani
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Jasmin Lakhani
18 November 2022

Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Jasmin Lakhani is well-known for her leadership and excellence in the Australian financial industry and is currently working as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the Automotive and Electronics manufacturing industry.

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Ramzia Shams
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Ramzia Shams
5 November 2022

Meet Ramzia Shams, an Officer Cadet at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Army’s Officer Training Scholarship recipient, from Canberra.

Ismaili Civic Sydney 2022

Ismaili Civic Sydney 2022 - Environmental Fair
Ismaili Civic Sydney 2022 - Environmental Fair
23 October 2022

The Ismaili Civic Sydney program seeks to foster awareness and individual action in reducing our environmental impact and achieving climate goals.

Settlement of Afghan Ismaili Families
Settlement of Afghan Ismaili Families
25 September 2022

In between country and home

Article by Maryam Ismaili. Afghan Ismaili refugee to Australia, 2019

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Naila Pachani
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Naila Pachani
18 September 2022

Naila Pachani, a nurse from Karachi, Pakistan is committed to enriching the lives of others through the ever-evolving field of clinical research in fighting debilitating diseases such as Cancer. Naila recently completed a postgraduate degree from Monash University, Australia and is currently working as a Cancer Clinical Trials Coordinator at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute in Victoria.

Naila is also trained as an AlWaez and enjoys teaching, and conducting faith-based educational sessions. She loves reading books, travelling, singing and dancing.

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Farhat Badruddin
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Farhat Badruddin
3 August 2022

Our next profile is that of a business professional and creative cake artist from Melbourne Jamat.

Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Farhat completed her MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Preston University, Pakistan. Since then, she has been constantly upskilling herself and has completed various business and project management courses leading her to become a certified Agile Practitioner. Over the last seven years, she has been working with a local government organisation as a Business Systems Officer, a role that Farhat thinks is both challenging and rewarding.

Besides being a mother of one, Farhat is also a creative cake artist – a passion she discovered only a few years ago. She enjoys challenging herself by trying new and difficult creative cake designs and decorations. In her story, she discusses the importance of keeping a healthy balance between work, family, and her passion – “if you lose this balance, your passion is often the first thing you will have to let go…”.

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Noorin Popat
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Noorin Popat
18 July 2022

Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Noorin started her journey with an Engineering degree (Electrical) and later completed MBA from The University of Queensland in 2015. Noorin is currently working as a Project Manager with the Australian Department of Defence, where she is leading multi-million-dollar Air Force projects. In the last 16 years, she has worked in various industries including aviation, manufacturing, renewable, utility, oil, gas, and mining industries.

Noorin’s exceptional work has been published and recognised through various awards including the ‘Top Talent’ award, ‘Leading Executive Trainee’ award and ‘Act Like Owner’ award.

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Saba Akbar
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Saba Akbar
21 June 2022

Meet Saba Akbar an esteemed academic, multiple scholarship awardee, and professional nurse from Sydney Jamat.

Aspire to Inspire: Shahida Bano
Aspire to Inspire: Shahida Bano
31 May 2022

Originally from Ahmadabad, Hunza (Northern Pakistan), Shahida Bano is a Senior Quality Improvement Consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.

Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
16 March 2022

Anisha Lakhani is an inspiring leader who has had experience in a variety of careers from an IT Business Warehousing Consultant to becoming a passionate educator. Originally from Nashik, India, Anisha started her journey in the field of Engineering (specializing in IT) and then went on to complete her MBA in Finance before heading to the UK for the STEP Programme. Anisha has a deep love for traveling. She has travelled to over 25 countries for work, educational trips, conferences, workshops, and camps, such as Global Encounters.

Aspire to Inspire: Dr. Zohra Lassi
Aspire to Inspire: Dr. Zohra Lassi
24 November 2021

Dr. Zohra Lassi is an Epidemiologist, who is recognised nationally and internationally for her research on improving maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health & nutrition. She has authored 170+ academic publications to advance knowledge in public health practice. Some of her work has translated into global health guidelines and policies.

2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
8 July 2021

“Mawla Tera Shukriya”  is composed and performed by Imran Keshwani to express gratitude for the blessings we enjoy every day. The lyrics are a reminder of our hope and faith in Mawla when experiencing challenges and hardship. Imran shares this song with the global Jamat to bring them comfort and lift, as it helped him, through these challenging times of the COVId-19 Pandemic.