Muslim Collective is a dynamic Australian faith-based community for progressive thought and social action. We are a diverse and inclusive group that supports and encourages dialogue about the real issues of our time.
The Muslim Collective prides itself in the cultural diversity of the people it represents and the progressive values of equality and social justice that it advocates for.
The pursuit of knowledge through ijtihad (independent reasoning) is a duty of every Muslim. We encourage critical thinking and debate, affirming the right of each Muslim to determine their path, free from the imposition of any interpretation of Islam.
Indeed the worst of living creatures in God's sight are those that are deaf and dumb and do not use reason - Quran 8:22
Our unwavering commitment to social justice and freedom from discrimination based on gender, religion, race, sexuality or ability is underpinned by compassion. We believe that compassion for humanity, creatures and the environment is a fundamental principle of Islam.
We have not sent you except as a mercy to the worlds — Quran 21:107
The Islamic values of equality, justice and reason are rooted in Islam's traditionally progressive nature. We are a forward thinking community engaged in building a future which embraces social progress that advances these values.
O mankind! Surely We have created you from a male and a female and made you tribes and families that you may know each other. Surely the noblest among you in the sight of God is he who is the most righteous of you- Quran 49:13