Qaswa's mission is to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.
We believe that the Islam is a religion of balance. Balance with mercy at its core.
Qaswa is the name of Rasulullah's favourite camel that he rode for Hijrah and the liberation of the city of Makkah.
In that spirit, we aim to be a vehicle that facilitates spiritual and intellectual growth for Muslims to thrive in this challenging age.
Although camels are not native to Australia, it played an important role in shaping modern Australia.
Qaswa is also a camel. And camels are survivors. Although camels are not native to Australia, it played an important role in shaping modern Australia. It is not an exaggeration to say that modern Australia was built on the backs of camels.
That is what we want to achieve through Qaswa. Although Islam is not native to Australia, we want produce Muslims who contribute greatly to the good of Australia. Not just for the Muslim community, but all Australians. We want our children to be proud Australians and still maintain their Muslim identity.
Our family is made up of people from various background — from law to software development to psychology to marine science to medicine to social activism to engineering to denstistry to education to geology to university students to finance; but we all share the passion of making Islamic education fun and engaging for children.
Azizi is a lawyer by qualification, a software developer by profession, a father of three girls and an Islamic knowledge teacher and seeker in between. His company, TwentyEight Labs develops mobile apps and their most popular ones are Maktab and Baqarah; both Quran based apps.
Azizi learnt Quran and Islamic sciences from the Shaikhs in Malaysia and Egypt. He co-founded the UWA Children’s Madrasah in The University of Western Australia in 2015 and regularly delivers Friday Khutbahs in different masjids across Perth. Azizi believes in making the children love Islam and the Quran through creative and interesting ways. He stimulates discussions among the Muslim youth and has a way of engaging with them. He enjoys the outdoors, camping and four wheel driving.
Safiyyah is Azizi’s right wing, and mother of their three children. She is a Clinical Psychologist by profession; working in both the public health service and private practice.
Safiyyah completed her PhD in Psychology at The University of Western Australia focusing on children’s self-talk and problem solving skills. Safiyyah is particularly interested in children’s development and their learning. She enjoys teaching young children; engaging them in craft, and hands on activities.
Safiyyah co-founded the UWA Children’s Madrasah and taught there for over three years.
Safiyyah and her girls have a project called KasehKlips, where they make crafts to sell for charity.