Muslims Down Under have launched another initiative to connect with everyday Australians and remove misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.
'Question Islam LIVE' gives Australians an opportunity to get reliable answers instantly on a weekly basis. The LIVE broadcasts on Social Media Platforms are hosted by qualified and experienced Australian Imams ensuring that all questions are properly addressed. With just over four weeks since this initiative was launched, the campaign has already reached tens of thousands of people across their platforms and provided many Australians answers to their questions.
National studies have identified that majority of every day Australians know absolutely nothing about Islam. They are further influenced by sensationalist media in developing false notions about Muslims, fuelling negative sentiments towards them. Within this environment, it is necessary that Australian’s are provided an alternate source where they can question Islam. This is precisely why Australian society needs an honest, friendly and reliable platform – a platform that seeks to create harmony and social cohesion, by removing misconceptions and negativity.
Muslims Down Under also provides opportunities for Australians to meet an Aussie Muslim through their Coffee and Islam initiative. This campaign hopes to foster open dialogue and friendly communication, to chat over a cuppa coffee and engage in conversations where Aussies can ask any questions. At the same time, it fosters lasting friendships and uplifts communities towards harmony and peace.
#MuslimsDownUnder is a platform for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike to unite against extremism and Islamophobia, and to build bridges by learning Islam from fellow Australian Muslims. We believe that hate cannot wipe out hate! Only love and education can! Instead of learning about Islam from sensationalist news, how about #MeetAnAussieMuslim over a free cup of coffee in all major cities