Empowering the next generation of Australian Muslims.
Being a Muslim has always been a challenge in the Western society, especially for the Muslim youth who are growing up in 21st century Australia. They are constantly exposed to Islamophobia through the media and social environments that stereotype Muslims in a negative manner – especially influencing Muslim youth and families who are new in Australia while struggling to face their individual identities as Muslims.
Through the Rising Stars program, we hope to establish initiatives that will help young Muslims engage with each other and the wider Muslim community in a positive and constructive manner. Ultimately, helping them consolidate with the Islamic faith while being proud advocates of Islam in Australia.
The Rising Stars program is designed to support Muslim youth (male and female, age 15-25 years) who are struggling to access essential resources and are looking to engage with the Muslim community but are unable to afford appropriate assistance.
Support provided through this program includes, but is not limited to, financial aid to access resources (e.g. for studies, work, or essentials), social networking events, coaching and mentoring, sporting events and activities, Islamic youth forums (e.g. halaqahs) and more.
The application and validation process is done by the NZF Team with confidentiality. Any information given will only be used to determine the best way we can help you.
If you are an individual, company, business, service or organisation, you can become a Program Partner by financially supporting and funding our programs, either through the means of Zakat or Sadaqah.
You can also become a Service Partner by providing essential services such as Quran classes, counselling, mentoring, tutoring etc. for our programs.
National Zakat Foundation Australia is running the Rising Stars Program in partnership with the below service partners.