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

In 2008, a group of dedicated women came together to discuss the absence and need for a welcoming, safe space in the Muslim community that is free of judgement, discrimination and ethnic divide. They visualised a place where the spirit is nourished, minds are challenged, and where a diverse community can come together inspired with the values of social consciousness and compassion. Thus, Benevolence Australia was established.

Benevolence has served the Muslim and broader community with firm and unwavering determination. Whether it’s creating an alternative space where Muslims from all walks of life feel welcomed and a sense of belonging, or uplifting and striving for a higher practice of spiritual refinement or navigating the complexities that come with being a Muslim in Australia today – Benevolence has evolved over the years to continuously meet the challenges of our Australian community with our core values of Khidma (service), Rahma (mercy) and Ihsan (excellence) at the essence of all that we do.