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Community spirit Bookmark 2 men Saara Sabbagh speaking Laughter Audience Friendship Meeting outside Benehouse Flowers with message

A welcoming and inclusive space for spiritual growth through the Prophetic tradition in service to the community.

Benevolence Australia is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to serving the Australian community through the teachings exemplified and inspired by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Philosophy

Our philosophy is set in the Islamic tradition, where the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are exemplified, and where spiritual growth is at the bedrock of all that we do.

Benevolence also strives to create meaningful engagement with the wider Australian community by focusing on three key areas. Benevolence seeks to continue making a positive contribution to the mosaic of the Muslim community and in service to our Australian society and welcomes you to join us and be part of the vision.

Identity

Although the core beliefs of Islam are universal, the outward practices vary throughout the globe. This rich tapestry of religious practice requires that the faith is relevant and meaningful to every individual and to the community as a whole. Benevolence has created a space where the intersection between faith and an Australian identity are united and consolidated in a meaningful way. The Benevolence community is not based on cultural identity, but rather on the principles of the inner beauty and peace of Islam and our contribution to the community at large.

Spiritual Refinement

Grounded in the principles of the way of Muhammad (peace be upon him), we have created a community where spiritual refinement and character development are integral to Australian Muslims and also relevant to others. Benevolence strives to nurture the spiritual development of our community through reviving the wisdom of sacred knowledge, spiritual practices and personal disciplines ingrained in our tradition.

Shifting the Public Discourse

Benevolence not only works internally within the Muslim community to strengthen faith and identity, but we also work with the wider community leading the current narrative on Islam and Muslims today. Our programs are far reaching into schools, service providers, faith communities and the public and private sectors. Our professional facilitators deliver a range of programs and services on understanding Islam in an Australian context, as well as programs on building cultural competencies and understanding the complexities of the current narrative on Islam and Muslims in relation to social cohesion.