Islamic Bio of M W Kadous
Mohammed Waleed Kadous is an active member of Australia's Muslim community. He was born and bred largely in Australia, but spent 4 years of youth living in Saudi Arabia. His time living in an Islamic society showed him the beauty of Islam; something he likes to share with others when appropriate.
He was on the executive committee of the Islamic Society of UNSW for a total of 8 years, and was president for 4 of those years (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000). He is still actively involved with ISOC UNSW, especially as he sits on the Islamic College Management Committee, a committee endeavoring to establish a Muslim college on campus.
Beyond his involvement at UNSW, he frequently presents talks on Islamic topics, especially on the topic of Australian-Islamic relations and their impact on young people. He also occasionally writes and has had Islamic articles published in several Islamic newspapers, as well as mainstream Australian newspapers like the Sydney Morning Herald.
He has also been involved in the foundation of several Muslim organisations, some more successful than others. He is currently involved in the campaign to fight so-called anti-terrorism legislation and is one of the founding members of the Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network.
Waleed is happily married to his wife, Agnes Chong, a revert to Islam. They have no children.