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Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi

The Grand Mufti of Australia, Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi, has died in Melbourne after being elected to the role only four months ago.

He is being remembered as a leader committed to working with the nation's youth.

Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi had a clear idea of his top priorities when he took over as Grand Mufti of Australia just a few months ago.

"I'll be very happy if I can do something to save our kids and to keep them away from any bad ideas," the Grand Mufti said at the time.

"It is our duty to work hard to stop any harm and to keep Australia safe and secure, because we're all one family and we have to help each other and work together."

Announcing his death, the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) said the Grand Mufti had "dedicated himself to serving the Australian Muslim Community for over 20 years."

He was one of the founding members of the council and had served two terms as its president.

 

Janaza (funeral service) in Melbourne

 

Mr Dellal, the executive director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, said the Grand Mufti was also well known for his engagement with the wider Australian community.

"He worked tirelessly in the mosques and also out in the community, particularly with young people and also with the general community, with the elderly," he told The World Today.

"He was really a catalyst for building bridges and he was really greatly admired for a lot of the work he did, particularly with young people."

Mr Dellal described Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi as a very positive person who was concerned with building relationships.

"Where there were misunderstandings, he wanted to correct that; he would bring people together to have those discussions, whether they were Muslim or non-Muslim," he said.

The ANIC says its executive committee will perform the responsibilities of the Mufti of Australia until an emergency executive committee meeting is held within 15 days.

The council will then elect a new Grand Mufti.

 

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Appointment of an Interim Acting Mufti of Australia

(ANIC Press Release)
 

The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) announced that an emergency executive committee meeting was held on Thursday, 12 July 2018 following the recent death of the Mufti of Australia, Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi.

 

The meeting concluded, in consensus, that his Eminence Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamad be appointed as an interim acting Mufti of Australia until the next ANIC General Assembly Meeting in March 2019.


We ask Allah to have mercy upon the soul of Sheikh Abdel Aziem
Al-Afifi and to grant him the highest level of Jannah.

 

 

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IWAA Melbourne kicked off at the Almina Restaurant in Brunswick, Melbourne

Last Sunday (8 July) saw the formal opening of the Islamic Women's Association of Australia in Melbourne just a year after the launch of IWAA in Sydney by the Brisbane-based organization.

 

IWAA started off as a volunteer-women's group 27 years ago and today manages, amongst other programmes, settlement, disability and HACC funding, dementia packages and a respite centre.

 

Click here for a snapshot of IWAA's activities.

 

Community and NGO leaders from the area, along with local politicians joined the Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne IWAA teams to celebrate the milestone occasion.

 

Dr Nora Amath was the MC and IWAA Operations Manager, Ms Naima Estrada, gave the guests an overview of IWAA's portfolio of activities and support programmes.

 

For more information about IWAA’s services in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sydney or Melbourne email admin@iwaa.org.au or call Head Office landline (07) 3208 6333.

 

 

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Report and photos: Angela Ishaq

    

 

 

SHE (See me, Hear me, Empower me) workshops started on a very positive note.

 

Sisters Support Services are working in collaboration with Muslimah Mind Matters and Queensland Police Service to bring to our Muslim sisters and youth, interactive and informative Empowerment workshops.

 

Our next FREE event will be on Sunday the 22nd of July at SunPac Sunnybank. Followed by two more workshops on the Northside on the 5th & 26th of August.

The event started off with morning tea, followed by talks and an interactive session on self confidence facilitated by Counsellor Angela Ishaq and a talk on self care by Aliyah Berger from Sisters Support Services.

 

The next session was journaling by Writer and Life Coach, Princess Iqra Lakshman, from Muslimah Mind Matters. Sisters and QPS women participated and interacted enthusiastically.

 

Detective Inspector, Karen Ballantyne and senior police officers from Queensland Police Service presented talks on safety strategies, healthy and respectful relationships and the roles of police officers.

 

All participants gained some valuable knowledge.

 

QPS organised a special treat by bringing in two beautiful police horses during lunchtime!

 

The workshop finished off by each participant receiving a certificate.

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During the recent school holidays, the Hurricane Stars Club helped to keep children and teenagers in the community busy by organising a variety of interesting activities. The first program was a Make-Your-Own-Pizza activity at Sunshine Kebabs in Underwood.

 

The kids had fun making their own pizzas by choosing their own toppings and decorating it with their own unique styles. The pizzas were then sent to the kitchen to be cooked by the staff. Somehow pizzas always tasted better when it was made yourself and the children (and their Mums) enjoyed eating their own uniquely-designed pizzas very much.

For the teens, the Hurricane Stars Club tried organising an indoor rockclimbing activity followed by a picnic lunch and teentalks in 2 sessions separately for teen boys and teen girls. Unfortunately the rockclimbing gym in Parkinson went into liquidation the day before the boys session and did not inform their customers.

 

The teen boys participants (along with other customers who already paid) gathered in front of the rockclimbing gym but could not enter. It was indeed a disappointing time for the boys. However, the club decided to go on with the planned picnic lunch and teentalk so the boys had a short sharing session on "Life as Muslim Teen in Today's World". It was also a good opportunity for the teens to learn the real-life lesson of all plans are actually in the end depending on Allah's plan.

Another activity that the Hurricane Stars Club organised was the Learn To Cook From Scratch, again in different sessions for the teen / tween girls and boys. The first week's session was for the girls and they learned the steps of making Cinnamon Rolls from a volunteer home baker. Held in Loganlea, the girls enjoyed learning to mix, knead, spread, roll and bake their own cinnamon rolls. The second week's session for the boys saw the involvement of not 1 but 2 professional chefs who donated their time to guide the boys in making their own Turkish Pide from scratch.

 

The boys played with flour and the ingredients even more than the girls and generally relished their time to mix, knead, design and bake their own pides. During break, both boys and girls participants were also treated to a teentalk about Decoding Parents by special guest speakers. They certainly looked like they had a great time and savoured the freshly baked cinnamon rolls and turkish pides coming out from the kitchen. The teens were also proud and happy that they could take some of their own creations home for their families.

The Hurricane Stars Club also managed to hold a halal sausage sizzle at Bunnings Warehouse in Underwood this holidays. All day long, we helped to fill so many families' dream of being finally able to come and eat a Bunnings sausage sizzle. After years of smelling the delicious sausages and be unable to eat them, Muslim kids finally got to enjoy a halal Bunnings sausage sizzle at last. A big thank you to all the Muslim families who came in droves to support the successful fundraising venture.

For the final activity we held a Woodworking Workshop. The children had great fun attending our woodwork workshop. For 2 hours the participants sawed wood, glued, sanded, hammered and painted themselves. They all created their own wooden pencil box that they can take home and use to put their stationeries in.

All in all, it was a fun-filled school holidays with many different activities on offer for the Muslim community in Brisbane. The newly-formed Hurricane Stars Club plans to continue to offer a variety of fun and beneficial activities for our children and teenagers monthly and during the school holidays in shaa Allah.

 

Look out for more programs in the future by liking and following our FB page "Hurricane Stars Club" or contacting Farah at 0432026375

 

 

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Logan Robertson from Ipswich's Pillar Baptist Church is in immigration detention facing deportation to New Zealand.

A United States church is fundraising for New Zealand Baptist pastor Logan Robertson, who is in detention and facing deportation over two alleged mosque confrontations in Brisbane, after a GoFundMe page was removed and the money raised refunded.

Verity Baptist Church in California has set up a donations page on its website and the Verity Church in Vancouver has posted a video showing followers how to support the cause.

"We are trying to re-raise the 10,000 dollars we raised for Pastor Logan Robertson through Verity Baptist Church," the video description read.

"Pastor Logan is being persecuted for preaching the truth against Islam. As many of you [sic] the Gofund me [sic] was shut down and all donations were sent back."

Several followers have pledged to re-donate, with one saying they were going to give double what they gave to the GoFundMe campaign.

The GoFundMe page set up for Mr Robertson to fight the charges of public nuisance raised more than $10,000 since Sunday, but was not accessible on Wednesday morning.

Fairfax Media has contacted GoFundMe for comment.

Mr Robertson, a pastor at Ipswich's Pillar Baptist Church, was taken into custody by Australian Border Force officials on Friday after his visa was cancelled.

Queensland Police alleged the 31-year-old was one of four men who disrupted proceedings inside the Kuraby Mosque on Wednesday, and the same men were accused of causing a disturbance at the Darra Mosque at about midday on Thursday.

The church is not affiliated with the Queensland Baptists or Australian Baptist Ministries, and the Baptist Churches of New Zealand disavowed any association with Mr Robertson in 2014.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said Australia would not tolerate anyone "going to a place of worship and harassing others".

He said Mr Robertson was warned when he moved to Australia that extremist behaviour and rhetoric would not be allowed.

Mr Robertson, a 25-year-old Bellbird Park man, a 29-year-old Redbank man and a 28-year-old Sunnybank man were charged with two counts of public nuisance and one count of entering premises with intent and trespass.

All four were expected to reappear in the Holland Park Magistrates Court on July 25.


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The annual Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair (MEFF) was held on Sunday 8 July 2018 at the Fairfield Showground with tens of thousands of people celebrating post-Eid festivities after the fasting period during the month of Ramadan.

This was the 34th year the festival has been organised and the event was a tremendous success with Australians of all background and faiths attending with more than 120 market and international food stalls, thrilling rides, showground entertainment and a life-size baby dinosaur, Tarek the T-Rex!

Before the formal proceedings of MEFF 2018 commenced on stage, Mr Zia Ahmad, MEFF Trustee recited the Islamic prayer for peace and acknowledged the Cabrogal people of the Darug Nation, traditional custodians of the land in Fairfield where the festival is held paying respect to the elders, past and present followed by the welcome address by Mr Ali Alsalami, President of MEFF.

The chief guest, Mr Ray Williams MP, Minister for Multiculturalism and Disability Services addressed thousands of people from the stage during the Main Ceremony and said that Australia was a highly successful multicultural country and MEFF was a success story highlighting how we all in NSW got along together thus enriching Multicultural Australia.

Mr Jihad Dib, state member for Lakemba, also addressed the crowd from the stage appreciating the long wonderful track record of MEFF in bringing people of diverse background together and the hard work put in by three generations MEFF Team volunteers spanning more than 35 years.

Mr Ray Williams presented awards to all the sponsors and a number of organisations and individuals serving the community towards the end of MEFF VIP Reception & Eid Lunch.


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Prepared on behalf of Moonsighting Australia & Jamiatul Ulama Victoria

 

As we all know that the hilāl sighting issue for the determination of beginning of Ramadan and the two eids can be a contentious issue for many communities around the world, especially when living as a minority. Australia is no exception. By the grace of Allah Ta’laa that the respected ulama visited Melbourne on Saturday 30th June 2018 from all over Australia to discuss on how to effectively implement the Prophetic Sunnah of hilāl sighting in a more formal and procedural way, which can be transparent to the community and efficient in processing witnesses and getting the news out coherently. Over 20 ulama participated in the whole day event.

Dr Shabbir’s steadfastness on the issue was appreciated. The ulama identified a need to build on his work be creating institutionalised systems and processes.

The main points of the discussion can be summarised into two broad categories: that which is internal to the process conducting by the ulama in finalising the sighting and that which is related to communicating to the community. Some issues may be finalised at a later date.

For the benefit of the non-attendees the following were discussed, agreed upon and finalised:

1. Regional or national sighting: both zonings, although explored and discussed, the practicality of doing regional sighting on a set standard followed uniformly in Australia and in neighbouring countries or even Cocos and Christmas Islands is currently non-existent. Regional sighting maybe considered in the future. Cocos and Christmas Islands are Australian territories. A Mufti will be visiting those areas in the near future. Upon return, he can report on the viability of following their hilāl sighting. There was no resounding rejection of following the regional sighting, but we will continue with the status-quo until further information of regional procedures come to light.
 

2. The rule of establishing the month will require two witnesses with the relevant criteria of ‘just witnesses.’ The jamm ghafeer rule was discussed. However, due to our circumstance, it was agreed to go by the two-witness rule.
 

3. A testimony form similar to the one used by Jamiatul Ulama South Africa will now also be used in Australia.
 

4. Taking oath on the Quran will no longer be used for witnesses.
 

5. The following definition for a reliable witness was agreed upon “The most important factor that must be present in all shahaadahs (testimonies) is that the witness be ‘adl “just and honest”. The definition of an ‘adl person in the terminology of Shariah is: That Muslim, who abstains from the major sins, does not persist in minor sins, and whose good deeds are more in comparison to his bad deeds”. (Fatāwa Hindiyyah). In contrast, a Muslim who commits major sins and persists in minor ones, and whose bad actions outweigh his good actions is considered faasiq (sinner). The essence of this condition is that the witness should be a just Muslim & not a Faasiq.
All the fuqahā do unanimously agree on the fact that it is not mandatory for a Judge to accept the testimony of a Faasiq eye witness and make a decision based on it; however, if the Judge has reasons to believe that the eye witness is not a liar and subsequently he does decide on the faasiq person’s testimony, this decision will be considered valid. (Taken from Hidayah, Sharh Wiqaayah, Durre Mukhtaar, Shaami, Hindiyyah, etc.)” A further definition was also presented that a just person in this time is one who upholds the symbols of Islam and attends the masjid.
 

6. Referencing Mufti Taqi Usmani daamat barakaatuhu and others, the issue of Imkaan-ruya i.e. factoring into the shahadah process the impossibility of sighting the hilāl due to calculations (which is to help the one receiving the report to determine whether the witness is lying or is mistaken). Calculations will be considered only for negation and not for affirmation of a sighting. However, three experts including Dr Salah Sukkarieh (Sydney) will be consulted on this to provide information for a final decision on how this can be used in the process. Also, astronomical calculation can be rejected if sufficient sightings (istifadha) that meet the criteria as evidence comes forward.
 

7. Dr Shabbir in the issue of Hilal sighting is in the place of judge (who oversees the determination of the dates).
 

8. Each state will have 5 ulama appointed with one acting as ameer to receive shahadah of witnesses in set locations. These will be appointed by mashwara of the ulama of each state. They will process potentional witnesses and the ameer (and only the ameer) will report to Dr Shabbir who will be with a group of ulama throughout the whole process and including the final decision. A Whatsapp group will be made for all the appointed ulama including Dr. Shabbir.
 

9. The notice to public will be issued in written and video forms on the 29th of Shaban/Ramadan/Dhul Qadaa. However, only a written notice will be sent for the remaining months. They will be forwarded within the community. The written statement will be issued by Dr Shabbir and the video message will be by another aalim from Australia, who will be appointed for that month. This will serve the purpose of introducing the public to Ulama who follow hilāl sighting. Endorsement and names of other ulama will also be present. The video will be branded as ‘Moonsighting Australia’ only.
 

10. Ml Owais (Melbourne) will work with a team to 1. Develop and implement a strategy of education and awareness for the public. 2. Manage web presence/social media.
 

11. Working group of ulama will flesh out detailed procedures for the above in the coming weeks.
 

12. A follow-up mashwara should be held in each state to appoint the 5 representative alims and their ameer. This will apply to NSW, Vic, QLD and WA only, as currently, in the other states the required number of ulama who follow hilāl sighting does not exist. South Australia is an exception to this rule as Shaykh Haithem (Imam of Adelaide City Masjid) is the only alim who follows hilāl sighting. Furthermore, meetings should be held with other community members and ulama who are dedicated to the cause.
 

13. A follow-up meeting will be held in Sydney in Sha’ban InshaAllah.

Issues not discussed or finalised:

1. Currently no restriction on optical aid for Moonsighting Australia. Its limit and usage need to be defined.
 

2. How to work with regular individual and group sighters in the community and promote the sunnah act of sighting.
 

3. Taking shahadah from distant towns where no representative aalim who can take shahadah is stationed. For example someone calls or sends a message or email etc.

Source: Al Khattab Newsletter

 

 

 

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All the establishments certified by the Gold Coast Halal Certification Services will be gradually brought under the supervision and control of the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) Halal Board Australia.

 

Supervision of Halal processes / procedures will be conducted by Queensland Halal State Supervisor of ANIC, Imam Imran Husain, ANIC director Dr. Anas Nadwi and ANIC assistant director Sheikh Shady Suleiman.

 

 

 

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**POSITION AVAILABLE**

 

IWAA

 

Aged & Disability Care Manager

 

Applications close 5PM, Tuesday the 31st of July 2018.

IWAA has a permanent part time position available at our Sydney office.

- Office located in Condell Park, Sydney, NSW
- Position commences August 2018

 

To be considered for this position, you must address the Selection Criteria.

 

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Manager on 07 3208 6333.

 

 

 

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When Amna Karra-Hassan started the first women's AFL club in Western Sydney in 2011, she didn't realise what it would become. She speaks to Cathy Jacobs.


I was motivated to start the footy team for two reasons.

 

One: I think that all girls should play whatever sport they want.


Two: as an Australian, Muslim, Lebanese woman who lives in Western Sydney, everyone had an opinion on the politics of my identity. It was my way of reclaiming that conversation.


I am that post September 11 generation and I hate to frame it that way, but it's true. It overshadowed my teen years, in terms of what was happening in the world and what people were saying about me. Then there was also my lived experience at home and at school having to navigate being bi-cultural.
It felt like communities that I belong to, even western Sydney as a region, were constantly under scrutiny and constantly reported in a way that was negative — where all the problems are. All of my identities were associated with problems.

I'm very passionate about talking about how we create a sense of place for people that is positive.

If I get the opportunity to go to a school and talk to girls, or if I get to do it through coaching, or if there's some other space for that connection, then I'm definitely going to be the first person to step up and lead from the front.


We've come a long way from novices
When we started as the Tigers, none of us knew how to play footy. We didn't have a sponsor, we didn't have a coach, we were figuring it out every week and just having fun as a group of girls.


As time went on I recognised that we needed to professionalise it with organised sponsorship and a good committee who understood governance. I had a conversation with GWS Giants and we adopted their brand.


That was probably a very smart move because it led to so many other things that we didn't forecast, like the AFLW competition. We were positioned really well to be part of that change movement for women.


We made the shift from participation to high performance. There are now a lot of highly competitive athletes pursuing their dream.


They are very focused.
I've never been paid for the work with the club. It's not why I started and not why I still do it seven years later. When something is fulfilling and enjoyable, I don't think the money matters.


I have a very high level of commitment as chief of operations, coach and player. Every week I am at all the trainings for juniors and the seniors. I do everything from cleaning our sheds to helping write a CV or listening when someone needs support.


I love coaching. For me it's giving back. What can I give those kids who lack the self confidence, like I once did? How do I demand more of them and say "I want you to have fun, but I want you to take yourself seriously"?

 

 

INTERVIEW TO BE CONTINUED IN NEXT WEEK'S CCN

 

Source: ABC News

 

Amna is a Div 2 player for the Auburn Giants.

 

 

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There are approximately 1.84 billion Muslims in the world today, making up 24.38% of the world’s population, or just under one-quarter of mankind. As well as being citizens of their respective countries, they also have a sense of belonging to the ‘ummah’, the worldwide Muslim community.
The Muslim500 publication sets out to ascertain the influence some Muslims have on this community, or on behalf of the community. Influence is: any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim world. Note that the impact can be either positive or negative, depending on one’s point of view of course. 

 


 

 

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Sheikh Habib ‘Ali Zain Al Abideen Al-Jifri

Director General of the Tabah Foundation, UAE


Tracing his lineage to the family of ‘Ali, the fourth Caliph of Islam and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad, Habib ‘Ali Zain al Abideen Al-Jifri is a leading Islamic scholar and prominent speaker in the Muslim world. Al-Jifri is Director General of the Tabah Foundation in the UAE, member of the board of Dar al Mustafa in Yemen, member of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan, and affiliated with various other international Islamic organizations.

Sufi Guide: As a Ba Alawi Sufi, Al-Jifri is part of a tradition that has been based in Yemen for approximately 800 years. His numerous teachers include the scholar and spiritual master Habib Abdul-Qadir bin Ahmad Al-Saqqaf in Jeddah, and Habib Ahmad Mashhur bin Taha Al-Haddad. Habib Ali often teaches at Dar al Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen, and also travels all over the world meeting his students. He has also made statements against popular revolutions during the Arab Spring for his belief that the preservation of peace and reducing bloodshed is paramount.

Educator: Al-Jifri founded the privately-funded philanthropic Tabah Foundation for Islamic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi, a young non-profit institution that aspires to become a formidable source of reputable work in Islamic research and thought.

World-Wide following: Habib Ali’s popularity has grown enormously over the past few years with 6 million Facebook followers and 5 million on Twitter. His inspirational speeches often leave many in tears, and his smile and gentleness touch all who meet him. Despite not speaking English, he is in huge demand by English-speaking Muslims.
 

 

 

ANOTHER FROM THE TOP 50 INFLUENTIAL MUSLIMS IN NEXT WEEK'S CCN

 

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CNN spent a year interviewing more than 100 American Muslims, asking who they think are the most influential Muslims in their fields. We sought nominees for whom religion is part of their public identity, but other than that, we let American Muslims do most of the talking.

Source: CNN

 

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK'S CCN....

 

EDUCATION

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer: The ‘arrowhead’

 

 

“When people talk about what it means to be black in the United States, they don’t talk about the Muslim experience,” says Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, a scholar, artist and activist.

 

“And when they talk about the Muslim experience in the United States, they don’t talk about African-Americans. Black Muslims are not part of the popular imagination.”

 

Khabeer aims to change that perception through books like “Muslim Cool” and online projects like Sapelo Square, named after one of the country’s first Muslim communities.

 

Khabeer, who has studied in Syria and elsewhere, is now an associate professor of Muslim-American studies at the University of Michigan. 

What other Muslims say about Khabeer:
“She’s kind of like the arrowhead of a new movement to make sure that internal racism is confronted directly and rooted out.”
 

 

CONTINUED IN NEXT WEEK'S CCN

 

 

 

 

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Sheffield Lord Mayor Magid Magid

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Lord Mayor Magid Magid says he's banning Trump from visiting Sheffield, UK.

 

Meet the 28-year-old British-Somali mayor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drew Binsky: I'm Jewish and I Love Muslims

Drew Binsky

 

 

 

As a Jew, and someone who has travelled extensively in Islamic countries, I can tell you honestly that Muslims are some of the most hospitable and friendly people in the world. The Middle East is one of my favourite regions to visit for this exact reason.

I get a lot of messages from people telling me to be 'careful' travelling through Muslim countries because I am Jewish... And I don't understand WHY they think this way. It doesn't matter whether you are Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Jewish -- if you travel in Muslim countries, they will welcome you with open arms and food on the table.

I hope that this video teaches you a lesson that Muslims don't hate Jews, and vice versa. The world is a much more peaceful place than you may think.

Anyone else agree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaam Ya Hujaj

Al-Jeem Foundation 

 

 

 
This classic never fails to bring on the tears from the eyes of those departing for the sacred journey of Hajj.

 

 

 


 


 

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HOLLAND PARK MOSQUE

 

 

Friday lecture (sermon)

 DATE: 13 July 2018

TOPIC: "Advice for After Ramadan" Part 3 

IMAM: Uzair Akbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLACKS CREEK MOSQUE

 

 

 

Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 13 July 2018

TOPIC: ""

IMAM: Ikram Buksh

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASJID TAQWA/BALD HILLS MOSQUE

 

 

Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 13 July 2018

TOPIC: ”Hazrat Zaid bin Suna Test of the Prophet Part 2”

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar

 

Lecture Recording

 

 

 

 

 

DARRA MOSQUE

 

 

Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 13 July 2018

TOPIC: "Story of Ibraheem AS” 

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali

 

 

    

 

Past lecture recordings

 

 

 

 

MASJID AL FAROOQ/KURABY MOSQUE

 

Listen live with the TuneIn app at http://tun.in/sfw8Z

 

Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 13 July 2018

TOPIC: "Aisha: The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar"
IMAM: Ahmed Naffa

 

 

 

 

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 The Arab of the Future 2:

A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985: A Graphic Memoir

 
by

Riad Sattouf

 

Description

The highly anticipated continuation of Riad Sattouf’s internationally acclaimed, #1 French bestseller, which was hailed by The New York Times as “a disquieting yet essential read”

In The Arab of the Future: Volume 1, cartoonist Riad Sattouf tells of the first years of his childhood as his family shuttles back and forth between France and the Middle East. In Libya and Syria, young Riad is exposed to the dismal reality of a life where food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and his cousins, virulently anti-Semitic and convinced he is Jewish because of his blond hair, lurk around every corner waiting to beat him up.

In Volume 2, Riad, now settled in his father’s hometown of Homs, gets to go to school, where he dedicates himself to becoming a true Syrian in the country of the dictator Hafez Al-Assad. Told simply yet with devastating effect, Riad’s story takes in the sweep of politics, religion, and poverty, but is steered by acutely observed small moments: the daily sadism of his schoolteacher, the lure of the black market, with its menu of shame and subsistence, and the obsequiousness of his father in the company of those close to the regime. As his family strains to fit in, one chilling, barbaric act drives the Sattoufs to make the most dramatic of changes.

Darkly funny and piercingly direct, The Arab of the Future, Volume 2 once again reveals the inner workings of a tormented country and a tormented family, delivered through Riad Sattouf’s dazzlingly original talent.

 

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CCN's Bookshelf

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Shantaram
A Fine Balance
The Leadership of Muhammad
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, Updated Edition, With a New Preface
The God of Small Things
The Kite Runner
The Punishment of Gaza
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children
The Da Vinci Code
Disgrace
The Power of One
Muslim Women and Sports in the Malay World: The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
The Road to Mecca
Long Walk to Freedom
Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
Islam


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KB says: Banana Nut Muffins are quick and easy to make, moist and full of flavour. These delicious muffins are one of my all-time favourites - soon to be yours, too!.

 

Banana Nut Muffins

 

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

• 1 cup flour
• ½ cup whole wheat flour
(You could use 1½ cup flour without any whole wheat flour if you prefer)
• 1½ teaspoon baking soda
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
• ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
• 113g salted butter (½ cup), melted
• 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
• ½ cup sugar
• ¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed
• ¼ cup milk
• 1 large egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ¾ cup - 1 cup walnuts
(toasted if you prefer)

1. Preheat oven to 180degrees.
2. Sift flours, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
3. Melt butter. Set aside.
4. In a separate mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Mix in butter, both sugars, milk, egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
5. Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until just combined - do not over mix.
6. Fold in half the walnuts.
7. Spoon batter evenly into 12 greased or paper lined muffin cups.
8. Sprinkle remainder of walnuts over top of muffins.
9. Bake for about 20- 25 minutes or until muffins are golden brown and toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean.
10. Let muffins rest in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.

 

 

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Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column by Princess Lakshman (Sister Iqra )

 

 

 

Princess Lakshman

 

Writer, Clarity Coach, Founder and Facilitator of Healing Words Therapy - Writing for Wellbeing

 



 

Muslimah

 

 Mind

 

Matters

 

Muslimah Mind Matters videos

available on YouTube.

Welcome to my weekly column on Self-Care and Clarity of Mind. If you’re taking time out to read this, pat yourself on the back because you have shown commitment to taking care of your mind and body.

Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic:
Accept, Release, Receive

Pause for a few minutes and reflect on your past few months. There may be something challenging in your life that keeps happening over and over. You may find you’re making duaa for it to subside and for ALLAH to give you ease and yet you may feel that it keeps lingering on. Perhaps it briefly subsides only to recur in a few days or weeks.

If you feel you are being tested in the same thing over and over again, perhaps it is time you realised that you have not yet learned the lesson that is coming from that test.

The lesson of SURRENDER.

Surrendering to ALLAH’s plans for us requires us to accept without judgement and expectation all that is happening in the moment of now and all that has happened in the past. When you accept what is and has been, you will no longer anticipate fearful outcomes.

Acceptance enables you to shift from fear to faith. It is fear that keeps you trapped in anxiety of false, imagined outcomes. It is fear that perpetuates your inability to surrender completely to ALLAH. It is fear that makes you doubt yourself and dismiss your intuitive voice. When you accept life as it is happening in the now, you start living with complete faith. Faith that shifts you from a restrictive, fearful and doubtful mindset to one where you begin to believe in the positive possibilities of life, where you know that no matter what is happening in your life right now it is only through the mercy of ALLAH that you are learning a lesson so that you may serve HIM better.


In acceptance lies freedom. When you oppose the natural flow of life by unacceptance, you live from a mindset of lack, restriction and limitations. This restrictive, opposing vibration leads to ailments in the body such as anger, anxiety, digestive disorders, to name only a few.

Accepting and surrendering enables you to release toxins from your mind and body. Releasing toxicity brings about clarity and clears the space in your life to receive love, light, peace and joy. It is when we do not accept the moment of now that we create energy blockages in ourselves and bring about stagnation in our lives. This in turn brings about repetitive, negative thought patterns that do not serve us to connect with ALLAH. In fact these negative thought patterns only serve the shaitaan.

How To Accept, Release And Receive
Use the table below to help you understand, accept and release the recurring incidents in your life. Be sure to refer to the Holy Quran to find the ayats that will reconfirm that whatever incident/ event/ experience you may be having, it is temporary. Understanding this will enable you to accept and release. Once you accept and release, you create space in your life to receive love, light, peace and joy. In Shaa ALLAH.

 

Makes a list of all the things that you feel are happening over and over in your life What lesson do you think this incident/event/experience is teaching you? Find an ayat from the Holy Quran that confirms to you that this incident/ event/ experience is temporary.
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In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic:
Raising Sons
 

Download the above article.

 

DOWNLOAD Muslimah Reflections - my new ebook of poetry and affirmations
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If you wish to know about a specific topic with regards to Self-Care and Clarity of Mind, please text or email me or visit www.muslimahmindmatters.com. If you wish to have a FREE one hour Finding Clarity telephone session, contact me on 0451977786.

 

 

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Q: Dear Kareema, my elderly parents have been advised by their doctor to do some form of exercising to strengthen bones etc. and feel a little better. What can they do?

A: Working in the garden and taking brisk walks around the local park would be a good way to start getting a little more active.

 

Aim to increase the activities in weeks to come as they should get stronger and have more energy.

 

Exercise will also help prevent Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.


Check in regularly with their doctor to monitor progress.

 

TOGETHER, LET’S FIGHT GLOBESITY

Kareema

My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786

 

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Mrs Jallalludin: Habibi, let's play a game.

Jallalludin: Okay dear. What's the game about?

Mrs Jallalludin: If I mention a country, you run to the left side of the room and touch the wall and if I mention a bird, you run to the right side of the room and touch the wall. If you run to the wrong direction, you'll give me all your salary for this month.

 

Jallalludin: Okay! And if you fail in your turn, I'll have your salary too right?

Mrs. Jallalludin: (smiles) Yes darling!

Jallalludin: Okay (stands up ready to run in any direction)
 

Mrs. Jallalludin: Are you ready?

Jallalludin: Yes, ready.

Mrs. Jallalludin: TURKEY

 

 

 

It's been 4 HOURS NOW...


Jallalludin is still standing at the spot wondering if she meant the country or the bird.
 

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An Ayaat-a-Week

 

  

 

Whatever you are given (here) is (but) a convenience of this life: but that which is with Allah is better and more lasting: (it is) for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord; those who avoid the greater crimes and shameful deeds, and, when they are angry even then forgive; those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular prayer; who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance; and those who, when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, (are not cowed but) help and defend themselves.                    

 

~ Surah Ash-Shura 42:36-39

 

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**ABOUT NOURA ERAKAT**
 

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Assistant Professor at George Mason University, whose research interests include humanitarian law, refugee law, national security law, and critical race theory.

Noura is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya e-zine and an Editorial Committee member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. Prior to joining GMU's faculty, she served as Legal Counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, as a Legal Advocate for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights, and as the national grassroots organizer and legal advocate at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She is a Co-Founding Board Member of the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival and is a Board member of the Institute for Policy Studies.

A powerful spokesperson for the Palestinian cause, Noura’s media appearances include CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS NewsHour, BBC World Service, NPR, Democracy Now!, and Al Jazeera. She has published in the Nation, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Huffington Post, Jezebel, IntlLawGrrls, The Hill, and Foreign Policy, among others.

Noura is the author of Justice for Some: Law As Politics in the Question of Palestine (forthcoming Stanford University Press, 2019).

 

 

Palestinian-American human rights attorney Noura Erakat is the guest speaker for the 2018 Edward Said Memorial Lecture, an annual public lecture to honour the memory of groundbreaking Palestinian scholar, courageous advocate, passionate critic and an unfailing humanist - the late Edward Said.

She will be touring several capital cities - so check details for your city below.

Bookings are essential!

⚬ ADELAIDE
Edward Said Memorial Lecture: Anti-Blackness, Settler-Colonialism and the Question of Palestine
> Details:
Adelaide Town Hall
Saturday 14 July at 5.30pm

RSVP here

⚬ SYDNEY
Gaza: Settler-colonialism and War
> Details:
Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
Monday 16 July at 6pm

RSVP here

⚬ MELBOURNE
Human Rights and Palestine in the Age of Trump
> Details:
State Library
Thursday 19 July at 7pm

RSVP here

> NB: If you aren't in one of these key cities, then please make sure you are following APAN - Australia Palestine Advocacy Network - for an announcement of a Facebook live event with Noura Erekat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BIG RIDE

AUSTRALIA for PALESTINE

 

Cycle from Brisbane to Byron Bay on the 10-12 August and raise money for children’s education in Hebron and help spread understanding and awareness about the Palestinian plight with our local community.

 

Riders from all backgrounds and faiths take part because they want to be a beacon of hope for the people of Palestine showing that all over the world there is support for the Palestinian cause and an aim to bring about peace in the region.


There is something for riders of all levels of fitness with a free family city ride and community event on the Friday night and then the two day main event cycling from Logan to Byron Bay. You can sign up for one, two or all three days. Remember your sign up costs include: accommodation (Saturday), food, jersey, support vehicles, insurance, stickers, flag and wristband. Sunday includes bus back to Gold Coast or Brisbane.


For more information check out The Big Ride for Palestine – Australia website and sign up now!

 

LAST YEAR'S PARTICIPANTS

 

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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

 

Hajj Seminar

Slacks Creek Mosque and the Islamic Council of Queensland will be hosting a Hajj Seminar. This event is beneficial for those that are attending Hajj this year, and for those that intend to attend in the near future In Sha Allah.

Have all your questions answered on Saturday 21st July, 9am - 1pm at the Slacks Creek Masjid.

To ensure that we have enough resource material available, please register your full name via ‘SMS’ to 0456 426 523.

 

 

 

 

FOOD PARCEL RUN

Don't miss out on Building the future of Australia's Islamic Education. We are doing a food parcel run to raise funds for our Arabic and Shariah course, hifz course, revert course, children madrasah and various other courses currently running.

The food consist of lamb korma, Malaysian fried noodles, buyer chicken, fried chicken, biryani, rice, rice pudding and a drink. All for only $100. Delicious food to feed at least five people. You may pickup at Slacks Creek, Kuraby, Logan, Darra, and Gold Coast on the 28th July at 4pm.

May Allah bless you in your doa and contribution.


 

ISLAM 101

 

New Muslim Care (NMC) are proud to be working in alliance with Sisters Support Services (SSS) and National Zakat Foundation (NZF) to support new Muslims with the Islam 101: The Foundations courses.

Through collaboration we are strengthening our organisations and sharing resources in order to continue to provide much needed services to the community.

Our aim is to offer continuous support to new Muslims through Islamic workshops, classes and social avenues and enable a more seamless transition successfully to an Islamic way of life Insha'Allah.

Sessions for brothers are envisaged for the near future.

Please contact brisbane@newmuslim.org or contact@sisterssupportservices.org to discuss your needs or to work in collaboration with NMC in providing future sessions and assisting others in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SHE...See me, Hear me, Empower me

In collaboration with Qld Police Service, Muslimah Mind Matters and Sisters Support Services are facilitating FOUR x 1 Day SHE live events (Free) for Muslimahs in Brisbane.

 

Book FREE tickets for the first of the four events on 11th July, especially for Mothers and Daughters.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A small group of sisters have established the Hurricane Stars Club, the first sports and recreation association specifically catering for Muslim females in Brisbane. All classes and activities for males and females over 10 years old will be kept separately as males-only and females-only classes. 

 

The organisation is an incorporation of 3 previous clubs that have been operating for the past 2 and a half years ; The Young Muslims club, that organised social and educational activities for primary-school-aged children. The Teens Club, that organised fun activities with an Islamic-based session for teenage girls and boys done separately and also the Ladies swimming program that has offered ladies-only swimming lessons, aqua-aerobics and mums-and-bubs learn-to-swim classes for the past 18 months.

 

All of these programs will continue and are still organised by the same ladies who founded these programs. Being registered as an official not-for-profit sports and recreation association allows us to be eligible for government sporting programs. It has allowed us to be eligible to accept the Queensland Government’s ‘Get Started’ $150 vouchers for our swimming program for children aged 5-17 years old. Children aged from 5-to-17-years old will receive $150 off the cost of swimming lessons if they register for our swimming program. 

 

We have also added a new Female Fitness program, sponsored by the Logan City Council. We offer ladies only fitness classes and aqua-aerobics classes for only $2 per class. Mums are welcome and encouraged to bring their children aged 3 years old and under to the class with them while they do a 45-minutes-class. We have created a teen girls fitness program, which will be a hijab-friendly fitness opportunity for teenage girls to get fit and active. We offer a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors on a regular basis.

 

For more information, please see our website www.hurricanestarsclub.org or email us at contact@hurricanestarsclub.org. Alternatively contact Farah Scott on 0432026375. 

 

Please like our Facebook page - hurricane stars club, for all the latest updates. We look forward to offering many more exciting and fun programs and activities for the community in shaa'Allah in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 31 December 2017 the only Islamic childcare centre in the whole of Brisbane had to unfortunately close its doors due to the Department of Transport requiring it for their future expansion. To date they are still in the process of securing new premises to continue serving this very important need of the community and the wait continues….
 

In the interim the need is still there. The question most Muslims would be asking themselves is “Where do I send my child so that he/she can learn, grow and develop in an Islamic environment, and establish a sound Islamic foundation?”


Msasa Montessori is a private home based learning centre for 3-5 year olds. The focus is an Islamic based learning environment alongside the Montessori method of teaching. Children will be taught their basic duas, surahs, tasbeehs, stories of the Prophets will be read and enacted, and Inshallah their love for Allah and His Noble Prophet Muhammed S.A.W will develop. Supported by the Montessori method of teaching they will develop their independence and will utilise equipment which will enable them to develop and grow.


Montessori is a method of education based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. The Montessori materials cover developmental activities designed to meet the needs of children in five curriculum areas:
Practical life skills, Sensorial activities, Mathematics, Language and Cultural Studies.

 

By providing such an environment, the children will develop a strong sense of wellbeing and identity as Muslims and they will become confident and involved learners with the ability to communicate effectively and with confidence.


For further information call 0434519414.

 

 

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Date

Day

 

Event

(Click on link)

Organizer

Venue

Contact

Times

19 July

Thursday

 

QPS/Muslim Reference Group Meeting
 

QPS

Islamic College of Brisbane – 45 Acacia Rd, Karawatha

3364 4159

7PM to 8.30PM

21 July

Saturday

 

BBQ at the Park
 

Muslim Reverts Australia

Svoboda Park, KURABY

 

12PM to 3PM

22 July

Sunday

 

One Day in the Haram
 

OnePath Network

HOYTS Sunnybank Cinemas

 

6PM to 8PM

26 July

Thursday

 

Keynote Speaker: Hon Bob Carr
 

Crescent Institute (BRISBANE)

TBA: Brisbane CBD

Facebook

6PM to 9PM

4 August

Saturday

 

United for Palestine – A Fundraiser Art Exhibition by Australian Artists

 

AMARAH and MAA International

Sunnybank RSL

19 Gager Street, Sunnybank

0422 585 179

 

tickets

6.30PM to 9.30PM

4 August

Saturday

 

16th Annual College Fete

 

Australian International Islamic College (AIIC)

724 Blunder Rd, DURACK

0411 045 156

11AM to 7PM

21 August

(tentative)

Tuesday

 

YAWMUL ARAFAH

(Day of Arafah)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1439

 

22 August

(tentative)

Wednesday

 

EID-UL-ADHA

10th Zil-Hijjah 1439

 

17 November

Saturday

 

Annual Milad-un-Nabi

 

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

TBA

 

3PM to Maghrib

 

PLEASE NOTE

1. All Islamic Event dates given above are supplied by the Council of Imams QLD (CIQ) and are provided as a guide and are tentative and subject to the sighting of the moon.

 

2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat and Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.

 

 

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RECURRING EVENTS

 

SISTERS SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 


 


 

LUTWYCHE ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION

Masjid As Sunnah

 


 

ALGESTER MOSQUE

 

Nuria Khataam
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month
Time: After Esha Salaat
Venue: Algester Mosque
Contact: Yahya
Ph: 0403338040

 


 

MASJID TAQWAH

Bald Hills, Brisbane

 


 


 

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

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DAILY PROGRAMME

MADRASSAH

 

 


 

 

 


 

IPDC

 

 


 

HOLLAND PARK MOSQUE

 

 


 

Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group

 

NEXT MEETING
 

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road, Karawatha QLD 4117



Community Contact Command, who are situated in Police Headquarters, manages the secretariat role of the QPS/Muslim Reference Group meeting.

Please email CSU@police.qld.gov.au with any agenda considerations or questions.
 

 

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Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque

Al-Nisa Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

      www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)

      www.icb.qld.edu.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)

      www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)

      www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)

      www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions Articles and Audio recordings

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

MCCA Islamic Finance  & Investments

Gold Coast Mosque  Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG) Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  Always with you on the road to goodness

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association

Eidfest Celebrating Muslim cultures

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

Al Tadhkirah Institute Madressa, Hifz and other Islamic courses

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