Saarban Islamic Trust division is anther initiative of IFAM (Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims) . The main purpose of Saarban Islamic Trust is to build Masajids. At Saarban, our aim is to build such institutions which can help us to raise our upcoming generations according to the teachings of Islam. Here is links of Masajids have been established by Saarban.
Please visit these Masajid web pages and further their own website as well.
Background of “Saarban”
The word “Saarban” is used for the cameleers in Urdu and Persian languages. This name will always remind us about the lost generations of those Muslim cameleers.
Muslims in Australia are in a minority and make up only 2.2% of total Australian population. Australian Muslim history dates back to the 16th century when Makassan fishermen from the east-Indonesia visited Australian mainland to fish and to trade with local Indigenous people. But Islam was really established in Australia by the arrival of cameleers (Saarban) who were brought from northern British India, what today is Pakistan. These cameleers, known in Australia as Afghans, brought initially for exploring the arid interior and later for the camel trains that were uniquely suited to the demands of Australia’s vast deserts. These cameleers constructed their shanty “Ghantowns”, attempted to raise families and built ramshackle, corrugated-iron mosques. The first Mosque they built in Australia was in 1861.
However in modern day Australia, we don’t see the descendants of these cameleers. Why are not there to be found any resilient, thriving Afghan communities anywhere or at least in some of those inland towns? Why did the descendants of those cameleers lose their heritage and their identity? Why did all this happen? Why did they lose their religion? The answer to so many of these questions is very simple. Their forefathers did not establish Islamic institutions which could have played an important role in their community growth and development. Racism and intolerance could also be partly blamed for this failure.
Up Coming Events
This year, Ramadan Diary started Campbelltown Masjid on 12/6/16. 5 Weeks Ramadan Diary Programme to engage kids in Ramadan and Quran 1st Week: Welcome to Ramadan 12/6/16 2nd-5th Week: 4 Sat of Ramadan From Asr to Maghrib at Campbelltown Masjid at 10 Kingsclare, Leumeah Eid: Prize Distribution (TBA) See the whole video to get idea of the […]
A mosque planned for the Queanbeyan West industrial estate has been given the go ahead by the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. The move has been described as a win not only for Queanbeyan but for Australia as a multicultural nation. Administrator Tim Overall approved the development application at the council’s meeting on Wednesday, coincidentally just a […]
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Eid Festival was arranged at Bankstown Masjid by Saarban Islamic Youth Center on 18th October 2014. The purpose of this event was to provide local community a platform for celebrating happiness and festivity of Eid ul Adha. A large number of families from various nationalities attended this festival. SIYC & Bankstown Masjid aim to organize similar events […]
Eid ul Adha was offered in Campbelltown Masjid on Sunday 5th of October 2014. Salat was offered outside. After the salat Breakfast was offered with lollybags for kids and sweets for elders.
The moon of month of Zil-Hajj has been sighted in Darwin 25/9/2014. Insha’Allah Eid-Al-Adha will be on Sunday 05/10/2014. Eid salat in Campbelltown Masjid will be lead by Maolana Thanvi Sahib @ 8am at 10 Kingsclare St, Leumeah NSW 2560.INSHALLAH Eid Mubarak to Everyone.
Appeal for donations for Queanbeyan Masjid: We should spend our money, time, effort, energy, and knowledge in the way of Allah so that it will give us happiness and we’ll be rewarded. There is a great sense of joy and satisfaction when we do something by ourselves to share with others physically, mentally, morally, and financially. Spending […]
Event Detail: Sarbaan Islamic Trust has purchased a land to build the Masjid (Melbourne Masjid). There was organized a Fundraising Iftar/Dinner on Sunday, 13/07/2014 at South West Christian Church, 147-155 Hogans Rd. Hoppers Fundraising Figure: Alhumdulillah! Melbourne Masjid has collected $232,000 so far,but still a long way to go to achieve the Target of $1268,000. Event Images: Donate for Melbourne Masjid & Get […]
Event Detail: There was a Iftar/dinner program on Sunday 13th Jul 2014 at Bankstown Masjid. This was a public event & only gents were invited. Sheikh Iba’ delivered a short lecture after magrib prayer. Event Images:
Appeal for donations for Bankstown Masjid: We should spend our money, time, effort, energy, and knowledge in the way of Allah so that it will give us happiness and we’ll be rewarded. There is a great sense of joy and satisfaction when we do something by ourselves to share with others physically, mentally, morally, and […]