The "Islamic Family Steering Committee" consisting of  Sr Gadija Gaba (Social worker); Sr Maimunah Mosli (Social worker); Br Khaled Mustafa (Technical Advisor); Shiekh Magdy Mowafy (Religious Advisor); Br Yusuf Griffin (Legal Advisor) and Abdullah Mah (Technical Advisor) and with the support of Community leaders and Ulama is conducting a survey.  The survey's objective is to strive forpeace and harmony of the community through addressing the family related issues. This survey is Strictly Confidential. All data obtained shall be handled with utmost respect to privacy of all individuals. You are free to answer all, or part of the questions in this survey. All the information gathered will only be used to see if there is a need for a family support penal that will used Quraan and Shariato solve family issues and to guide families through the Australian system if goes beyond the penal abilities. Please help us to help you.

††††† Please tick where appropriate. Your help is most appreciated


  1. Your age group20 Ė30††††††††††††††††††††† 31 Ė 40†††††††††††† †††††††††† 41 Ė 50 ††††††††† †††††Above 50
  2. What is your Gender?†††††† Female†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††Male††††††
  3. What is your marital status

Single†††††††† †††††††††† Engaged††††† ††† Married†††††††††† Divorced††††††††††††† Widowed†††††

  1. Would you use an Islamic service to resolve your marital problems?

Yes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† No†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† I don't know††††††††

  1. Would you support the idea of establishing an Islamic panel to deal with problems that face the community such as divorce,

domestic violence, family law etc?

Yes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† No†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† I donít know†††††††††

  1. What would your concern be in using this kind of service, if it were available?

Privacy††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Accessibility††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Panelís member credibility

  1. Do you believe that such a service is likely to work?†† Yes††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† No †††††††††††

Other please name_______________________________________________________

  1. What would you find useful in such a service or what needs must be included?

Referrals to other service††††††††† †††††††††††† Islamic scholars must be on the panel††††††††††

  1. People with legal knowledge have to be on the panel††††††††

Social worker must be on the panel†††††††††††††Other please name__________________________

  1. How do you see this service operate?( you can tick more than one option)

From an existing Islamic service †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† independent†††

compliant with the Australians laws††††††††††††††††††† Derive decisions strictly from Sharia laws

Other please name___________________________________________________________

  1. What days would you like this service operate ?

Week days††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Week ends††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† 7 days

  1. What times of the day would you like this service to operate?

Morning††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† afternoon††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† at night††††

  1. How do you rate the need for this kind of service for Muslims.

Very important ††††††††††††††† Important††††††††††††††††††† Unnecessary†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Waste of time

  1. What issues should this service deals with?

Domestic Violence ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Family disputes††††††††††††††††††††† Other_________________

  1. Would you prefer a panel made of:Only males††††††††††††††††† Only females ††††††††††Both sexes††
  2. If you are faced with a family problem, where would you seek help from?

The Police†††††††††††† Community Centre (Muslim)††††††††††††††††††††††† Religious leader†††

Friends and relatives†††††††††††††††††† Counseling††††††††††††††††† Australian service††††

†††† Other (please name)††††† ______________________________________________________

None. I would keep it to my self††

  1. If the answer to the last question was None, what are your reason(s)?

Shame/Embarrassment†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Don't trust strangers††††††

I don't think they would understand my problem††††††††††††††††††††††

I don't think they would be able to offer help/solution††††††††††††††

  1. Should this service become a reality, would you use it when the need arise? Yes ††††††††††† ††No††††

Depends on the make up of such council††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Donít know††††††††††††††††

  1. Many Moslem families face problems when they arrive in Australia. Do you agree with this statement?†††††††††††††††††††††††

Yes††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† No ††††††††††††††††† I donít know††††††††††††††

  1. If you agree with the above statement, what are the reasons for such problems in your opinion?

Cultural shock††††††††††††††††† Weak belief in Islam†††††††††††††††††††††††††

Failure to adapt to new environment††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Feel of isolation†††††††††††††††††††††

†††† Unemployment leads to frustration††††††††††††††††††††† Other________________________________

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