Our Team

House of Sakinah is run by a dedicated team of women.

Executive Team

Firdousi Obeidullah

Managing Director


Firdousi Obeidullah is the Managing Director of House of Sakinah (HOS)  and coordinates the service to educate women, predominantly from culturally linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), about dealing with issues of domestic violence. Prior to HOS, she volunteered for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and was also among the first Muslim women to gain access to the detention centre in Villawood, where she helped many refugee families, providing them with basic necessities. She has been a part of  HOS for  8 years, since its inception in 2013 and continues to provide her service. She has been commended for her consistent contribution to the organisation and was awarded the Chifley Woman of the Year in 2017

Volunteering with Flying Doctors service when she first got married to a doctor and stationed at Broken Hill, she has continued to support and help individuals and families. Firdousi was among the first Muslim women to get access to the detention centre in Villawood. There she helped refugee families, giving simple things like a phone card and food to later helping these families by providing them with furniture and other necessities when they were placed within the community. When she was approached to volunteer her services for the Women Support Centre project, she willingly agreed, and has been assisting women who come to the centre running from domestic violence or merely need some advice and referrals.

Najia Khalil



Najia has been coordinator of the Women Support Centre since 2013 where she operates and oversees many organisational and management tasks. Throughout her life she has been a part of many additional organisations where she takes on roles of mediating, organising, and serving communities in multiple ways. She has a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and further has a diploma in counselling. Najia also has completed a course through ISRA in Clinical Pastoral Education in Islamic chaplaincy which has further helped in dealing with clients’ issues. 

Farida Karolia

Case worker


Farida is a hardworking individual and shares a real passion to serve the local community. She has extensive experience of working in the Community Sector in Sydney and deals with the organisations’ DV cases. She is our case worker and has been providing training to progress HOS’s daily operations. She is also supporting us in official policies and procedures implementation.


Asima Anis

Operations Manager & Event Coordinator


Asima Anis is an enthusiastic individual who has been working with House of Sakinah for a number of years. She has earned a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Sydney Training Academy and has experience working with young children. She has earned a Certificate III in Business Administration and provides administrative support to the organisation. She also works as an event manager and organises the Sakinah for Seniors event every month for the elderly in the local community. She shares a real desire to work with the elderly and find true happiness in helping the community.

Volunteer Team


Faiza Imran

Faiza Imran is an enthusiastic volunteer with a business commerce background.

Yusra Thanvi

Yusra has been responsible for HOS 2. She checks-on clients and provides grocery and other essential needs. She also supervises the maintenance of the property.


Robina Yasmin

Baseerah Khalil

Baseerah works in admin and marketing for House of Sakinah. Her first project with the organisation has been with the 2020 Webinar where she worked on marketing through designing flyers and banners, and assisting in organising the webinar. She is now Marketing Assistant and focuses on updating House of Sakinah’s social media and website.