In the year 2018, Abu Hanifa Institute embarked upon filming a documentary about Muslims in Australia. It is about the time when Makassans Muslims sailed to Australia in the 1500s and traded with the Indigenous people of the land forging bonds of friendship, trade and family. The documentary is called "Before 1770". 

Feedback part 1

The first documentary screen across Australia. The audience at every cinema screening was deeply touched and were happy to share their views in the video below. 

Before 1770 Across Australia

Part 2 call to action

The narrative is being re-written. We hear of the many stories of Muslims traversing the waters. However, this story is embedded in fact and is a story of family, trade and friendship.

Abu Hanifa Institute

Address: 22-24 Bridge street Lidcombe, Sydney, Australia

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