Zohra is an Australian pharmacist turned freelance writer, currently doing a Masters in Creative Writing.
Zohra is a member of interfaith groups in Sydney including the Women’s Interfaith Network and Religions for Peace. She visits schools to talk about faith as part of Together for Humanity, as well as participating in women’s peacekeeping initiatives with the international group Creators of Peace. This is a global network of women working on peace projects through workshops, personal encounters, community building activities and international conferences.
At the Imam Hasan Centre in Annangrove, Sydney, Zohra has taught at the Madrassah since it began fifteen years ago and is currently on the Committee.
Zohra writes regularly for Australian newspapers and magazines such as the Sydney Morning Herald and Mindfood. Primarily interested in telling people’s stories, she focuses on parenting, education, health, science and food.
Through her writing, she tries to include stories about Muslim community as part of the larger picture. Her article on pilgrimages featured the hajj undertaken by Australian Muslims; a piece about hijab profiled several hijab-wearing women and discussed the changing role and prominence of the hijab in Muslim women’s fashion choices.