Sunday, 7 October 2012

 Newsletter 0413




Muslim community leaders met this week with outgoing Police Commissioner, Bob Atkinson, the newly appoint Commissioner, Ian Stewart and other senior police to discuss issues arising in the aftermath of the Sydney protests  a few weeks ago.


Incidents of graffiti and abuse directed at Muslims were brought to the attention of the meeting and what steps were taken to report and attend to them.


The Islamic Council of Queensland undertook to call up a meeting of members of the Muslim community to identify strategies and initiatives to engage with the youth and the QPS more effectively.


A number of other stakeholders were also in attendance including ASIO and the Anti-Discrimination Commission, the latter offering to meet with the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland to update its members on how to exercise their rights in the event of abusive and discriminatory encounters.


Sergeant Jim Bellos, who coordinated the meeting. told CCN: "I want to express our gratitude to the Muslim community for their attendance, especially at such short notice. The Muslim community in Queensland and the QPS enjoy a close working relationship, and we support the many functions that are held in the Muslim community. I also look forward to a long lasting and harmonious relationship with you."


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The Muslim Business Network (MBN) held a seminar on Islamic wills, inheritance, estate planning and superannuation.


The panel of presenters included Sheikh Mabrouk Houadchia, Mr. Iqbal Lambat, Dr Mehmood Nathie, and Mr. Yousuf Alikhan


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“What do we think of the Government? Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!”

By Naseera Naeem (granddaughter of Haje Ebrahim Patel)


This chant is one that I will not likely forget anytime soon. But it is not a slam at the current Government. It is a war cry that was gleefully cried out by more than 40 young people last week: young people that were shouting at their peers in front of Parliament House.

My name is Naseera Naeem. I am an Academic Captain at MacGregor State High and actively involved within the local community. Last week, I had the privilege of being one of the 93 young Queenslanders aged between 15 and 25 selected from over 200 applicants to represent our communities in the 2012 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament (QYP). At the risk of sounding a little geeky…last week was awesome!

he YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament has been conducted annually since 1996, for young people, by young people. It is an apolitical program that is designed to give youth the opportunity to learn, through experience, about the role and operations of government and empower them to have a positive impact in their local community and upon state government policies. It is also a fantastic opportunity for youth people to interact with peers from all over Queensland, each with varying opinions and backgrounds. This year, in addition to the 89 electorates, 4 Indigenous electorates were represented as well.

I was selected as the 2012 Youth member for Sunnybank. Joining me were two other young Muslims: Hamdi Abdinasir, the Youth Member for Logan and Hamza Surbuland, the Youth Member for Bundaberg. In addition to representing the youth of Sunnybank, I was also selected on the Education, Youth Services and Employment Committee, one of the eight committees (one of the best committees!) within the Youth Parliament. Each committee wrote and amended a Bill, presenting it, debating it and passing it in Parliament House. These Bills are now being reviewed by actual Parliamentarians.


It all began in April when all 93 members, a little awkward and a little shy, met the young executives for the first time, during a two day forum. Over these two days, we got to know our committees and mentors, began writing our Bills and were kept enthusiastic and awake with a huge supply of lollies. The next five months saw a flurry of Bill writing and amending, all in preparation for the residential week in September.

On September the 23rd, we met again, carting suits and camping gear, uncertain of what the week at YMCA Camp Warrawee would bring. The first two days were full of “ice breaking” activities (including a trivia night in which flour, baby powder and spaghetti were involved…boy was that an ice breaker!), bowling in togas, leadership activities and leadership elections (Youth Premier, Opposition leader and other positions were elected from among the Youth Members).

The next four days, from the 25th to the 28th, saw us in the Parliament House Legislative Assembly Chamber (the Green Room), our sessions presided over by Members of Parliament and the Premier, Hon. Campbell Newman himself. Along with our Bills and Matters of Public Importance (MPIs), we also debated the National MPI (a motion debated by Youth Parliaments in all states of Australia). Each member was also given two minutes to talk (on a topic related to their electorate or youth in general) and Question Time was not forgotten in the attempt to make QYP as close to the real thing as possible.

Throughout the week, debates were fierce, witty remarks tossed around often and laughter abound. Emotions also ran high as the lack of sleep (due to speech writing commitments), bucket loads of lollies and all the recreational activities caught up with us. Bullying was a topic discussed with much passion, as was disability, education and the multicultural nature of our state, among others. The true hardships our farmers endure and the high rate of suicide in rural areas were topics that moved even the acting Deputy Speaker (a current Member of Parliament) to tears.

Now, a week after residential has ended, I still can’t help but “Hear Hear” everything I agree with (wonder how that will work out when I get back to school!). I have been in touch with many of my new friends and hope to maintain the close bonds we have formed.

My experience as Youth Parliamentarian was not just about politics, but about people, communication and understanding. It is an experience that proved both enjoyable and educational, in ways I had never considered possible. So in the true spirit of QYP, I “Hear Hear” the comment made by a previous Muslim Youth Parliamentarian: “The support and respect shown by everyone including the organisers towards me, really makes me feel we have no excuse not to play an active role in society.”

I urge youth aged 15 to 25 to consider participating in next year’s Youth Parliament, not only to represent your electorate and Islam, but for yourself, even if politics is “not your thing”. It was an experience of a lifetime and a truly epic week.

So get out there, speak your mind and make a difference! For more information on this program, how to apply for next year or to view the details of each bill, visit http://ymcaqyp.org/ .


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Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 17-year-old Acacia Ridge man reported missing this week.

Hamayun Jaffari (pictured) was last seen at an address on Kirkley Street at Acacia Ridge around 3pm.

Police and the man’s family hold concerns for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition that requires medication.

He is described as Middle Eastern in appearance, approximately 175cm tall with a proportionate build and short black hair.

He was wearing a dark blue shirt, light blue shorts and white slippers.

Police and family hold concerns for his welfare and are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.


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(From left to right) Hussain Baba (ISGC- Secretary), Sr.Sergeant William Lythgo, Imam Imran, Father Columba Macbeth Green, Superintendent Paul Ziebarth, Inspector Glenn Allen and Station Sergeant Ray

The Imam and the secretary of the Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc (ISGC). attended the national Police Remembrance Day on 28 September 2012.

Queensland Police and New South Wales Police paid tribute to the officers who have lost their lives while on duty, marking this year’s National Police Remembrance Day.

"This is the first time ISGC has been invited to attend this special occasion in the Police Calendar, " Mr Baba told CCN.


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Left to right
Michael Hayworth [Amnesty International], Senator Claire Moore, Sujauddin Karimuddin and Hossian Jahur [Rohingya community representatives]

Last Monday evening, the Multicultural Development Association (MDA) hosted a community information session organised by Brisbane’s Rohingya community. Approximately 130 people attended, with about half being non-Rohingyas, an excellent turn out considering it was a public holiday.


Four panelists provided short presentations; Michael Hayworth [Amnesty International], Senator Claire Moore, Sujauddin Karimuddin and Hossian Jahur [Rohingya community representatives]. A 30 minute period of Q&A followed.


The audience heard how the Rohingya people are of Muslim descent and are native to the northern Arakan region of Burma (Myanmar) which also borders Bangladesh. Currently an estimated 800,000 Rohingya live in Burma, with another 500,000 outside Burma mainly in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand. The Rohingya community in Queensland is approximately 400.


While the Rohingya representatives expressed deep appreciation to Australia for providing a safe and secure environment, they could not forget what they left behind and the continuing persecution of their people.


The audience heard claims (and according to the UNHCR) that Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted people in the world. The Burmese Government stripped most of them of their citizenship in 1982 therefore making them stateless. They are not allowed to travel without official permission, have restricted access to basic education and medical care, are banned from owning properties and are required to obtain permission to get married and sign a commitment to have no more than two children.


Recent unrest has resulted in hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands being displaced along with thousands fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh where their treatment is not much better.


Senator Claire Moore spoke about her recent trip to Burma and that on the occasions she raised the issue of the Rohingyas with Burmese government and opposition officials, neither would engage in conversation on the issue.


Senator Moore also said Australia is providing $1 million in emergency aid to provide clothing, blankets and basic supplies for people left homeless by the current conflict.


Australia has also recently announced it will double its aid to Burma.


The evening very much highlighted the need for the Rohingya (and other minority groups) in Burma to be afforded basic human rights, not least through the repelling of the 1982 Citizenship Act. Community members and concerned people were encouraged to lobby their federal Parliamentarians on the issue.


The evening finished off with some excellent Rohingya cuisine.


For latest UNHCR report visit http://www.unhcr.org/506eac079.html


David Forde

Community Advocate


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CONTROVERSIAL anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders has postponed his visit to Australia, on the same day the federal government announced it would not block his visa.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen on Tuesday said he would not use his ministerial powers to stop the "extremist" right-wing Dutch MP from visiting Australia for an October speaking tour.

Mr Wilders (pictured right) was scheduled to make two public speeches in Melbourne and Sydney later this month at the invitation of the Q Society, a local group concerned about the "Islamisation of Australia".

But shortly after Mr Bowen made his decision public, the Q Society said the visit had been postponed.


The group's media representative Andrew Horwood said the long delay in the visa approval had left them without enough time to get the logistics in place.

"We're hoping to postpone until February. We think that's the next window of opportunity that will be good for all parties," Mr Horwood told AAP

Geert is 100 per cent committed to coming out here."

Mr Horwood said he believed Mr Wilders' visa application would still be valid in February.

Mr Wilders, founder of the fourth-largest political party in the Netherlands, told a UK newspaper in 2009: "I don't hate Muslims. I hate their book and their ideology."

Mr Bowen on Tuesday condemned Mr Wilders' views, calling them "extremist and offensive".

"I've taken the view, in the end, that I didn't want to make him a cause celebre," he told ABC TV.

"I think probably what he would like me to do is refuse his visa so he can make a hero of himself and get his cause more attention."

It would be better to defeat him with the force of our ideas, he said.

Muslims Australia vice-president Ikebal Patel said the Muslim community would welcome the opportunity to engage with Mr Wilders to "explain what Islam is and try and work out with him what his problems are with one of the great religions".

Source: Courier Mail


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Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten is due to open shortly but due to unforseen circumstances we still require one key staff member.
We are looking for a Muslim sister with a Supervisor's Certificate in Early Childhood to work 35 hours per week inshaAllaah.
The response to staff positions has been very good and we have 5 other sisters ready to work with us and many more on our relief staff list but still need this one key sister in order to open.
To apply for the position or request further information, please call Hamid on 0449268375 or email shajarahislamickindergarten@hotmail.com


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There are over 1.6 billion Muslims in the world today, making up approximately 23% of the world's population, or more than one-fifth of mankind.


The Muslim500 publication is part of an annual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim world. It gives valuable insight into the different ways that Muslims impact the world, and also shows the diversity of how people are living as Muslims today.

The 2011 Muslim500 lists the world's most influential Muslims who have impacted on their community, or on behalf of their 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. The impact can be either positive or negative. The influence can be of a religious scholar directly addressing Muslims and influencing their beliefs, ideas and behaviour, or it can be of a ruler shaping the socio-economic factors within which people live their lives, or of artists forming popular culture.

Each week, CCN publishes a personality selected from the list:


No. 41

Maulana Mahmood Madani
Leader and Executive Member of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, India


Country: India
Born: 3 March 1964 (age 47)
Source of Influence: Scholarly, Political, Administrative
Influence: 10 million Muslims are members of Madani’s Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni, Deobandi

Maulana Mahmood Madani, a leading Islamic scholar and  politician in India, has gained influence  for his forthright  condemnations of terrorism  and unfaltering support of the  Indian Muslim  community. 


Religio-Political Heavyweight

Madani has served as Secretary General of the Jamiat Ulema-e-ind, or Organization of Indian Scholars—one  of the most  prominent Islamic organizations in India. He  has been  outspoken in his opposition to the misuse of the  term jihad as a  tool of terrorism in India. Following fatal  bomb blasts in 2008,  he and others of the Darul Uloom  Deoband institution hosted events condemning terrorism  as inherently un-Islamic. 


Defender of the Faith

As a respected political leader and Islamic  scholar of India,  Madani represented the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and  the esteemed community of scholars from Deoband  when he addressed the Pakistani government, and Pakistani  High Commissioner Shahid Malik in particular, in  an open letter  regarding the commissioner’s remarks in  December 2008  at the UN Security Council about terrorism  stemming from  ‘mullas in Deoband’. Maulana Madani  is also a strong  opponent of government interference in the madrassa system.  


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French rapper stuns fans, makes first TV appearance wearing hijab  


PARIS: Amid a nationwide debate in France surrounding attitudes towards the Islamic veil, or hijab, a French rapper has surprised fans by announcing her conversion to Islam and choosing to wear a headscarf.

Mélanie Georgiades, known as Diam’s, has gone through what onlookers have described as a “complete transformation” from an image she had prior to 2009.

Since 2009, Diam’s had been unusually absent from the mainstream rap scene, prompting more than three years of controversy over her whereabouts, despite making the odd public appearance with her scarf.
But recently the French rapper made her first television appearance with her new image.

Diam’s appeared in an exclusive TV interview with French TV station TF1, to talk about a past experience with drugs, including hallucinating narcotics, and being in a mental asylum until she discovered the “serenity of Islam.” The rapper said the religion was introduced to her by coincidence, when she saw a Muslim friend praying.



Diam’s, said she has been married for over a year and is a now a new mother, moving far away from her drug-relate past.

In her TV interview she said her “conversion to Islam was the result of a personal conviction, after understanding the religion and reading the Holy Quran.”

When asked about wearing the hijab in France, a country which has banned the niqab, she said: “I believe that I live in a tolerant society, and I don’t feel hurt by criticism, but by insults and stereotyping and ready-made judgments.”

Asked by her host about why she is wearing a hijab while many Muslim women don’t wear it, and don’t find it to be a religious obligation, she answered: “I see it as a divine order or a divine advice, this brings joy to my heart and for me this is enough.”


Diam’s said that by converting to Islam she gained comfort, adding that stardom doesn’t fit in with her life anymore, adding “this has warmed my heart, as I know now the purpose of my existence, and why am I here on Earth.”

Diam’s criticized the media which photographed her coming out of one of the mosques in France, wearing her Hijab and looking at her mobile, preceded by a man in a training suit, which many believed to be her husband.

Discussing how her life was like before her conversion to Islam, Diam’s said: “I was very famous and I had what every famous person looks for, but I was always crying bitterly alone at home, and this is what none of my fans had felt.”

She added: “I was heavily addicted to drugs, including hallucinating narcotics and was admitted in mental asylum to recover, but this was in vain until I heard one of my Muslim friends saying ‘I am going to pray for a while and will come back,’ so I told her that I want to pray as well.”

Recalling that moment, Diam’s said: “it was the first time that I touched the floor with head, and I had a strong feeling that I have never experienced before, and I believe now that kneeling in prayer, shouldn’t be done to anyone but Allah.”

Islam, a religion of tolerance

Diam’s said that she moved to Mauritius to read the Quran, and have a better understanding of Islam, discovering during her retreat, the tolerance of Islam.

When asked by her host about her views on Islam, and those who commit all the murders and atrocities pretending to be doing it in the name of religion, she answered: “I think we should differentiate between the ignorant and the knowledgeable, and the ignorant should not speak about what he doesn’t know, Islam does not allow murdering innocent victims the way we see it nowadays.”


Source: Al Arabiya News

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20 Days in Russia 


RUSSIA: The Jamiatul Ulama KZN of South Africa made a trip to various cities within Russia and the Caucasus and provided an overview of their trip which can be viewed on the Jamiat website.


The visit was an opportunity to distribute 5000 copies of the book “Sovromennye Fetve” (which is the Russian equivalent of Contemporary Fatawa) produced by the Fatwa Department of the Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) under the guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai of the Darul Iftaa, Sherwood.


The report includes photographs of Mosques and religious sites across a number of cities and towns.



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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!




The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


                                                           Dr Seuss



Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

Then simply email the title and author to thebookclub@crescentsofbrisbane.org

Double click a book cover to find out what others think of the book

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


Using the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

The CCN Readers' Book Club


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KB says: Muskas make the ideal snack to take along with you on a journey. I highly recommend preparing a batch to take with you if you are going on Hajj and if you are not then bake some up for someone who is. They'll thank you for it when they get back!


Health Muskas (Rusks)


Step 1
Combine the following
2 cups flour (sifted)
¼ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
½ cup brown sugar
125g grated butter
1 cup crushed all bran flakes
1 tab jeeru (cumin seeds)
¼ cup chopped pecan nuts or almonds

Step 2
Add approx 1 cup of nestle cream or milk or buttermilk to form a soft dough.

Step 3
1. Pat the dough into a rectangle approx 10mm thick.
2. Cut into strips or squares and place on a baking sheet.
3. Brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with sesame seeds or nuts.

Step 4
1. Bake at 180degrees until very light brown, reduce the temperature to 100degrees and allow to dry out for 3 to 4 hours or until crispy.
2. Pack in an airtight container.


Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to me at kbcooks@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be my "guest chef" for the week.


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Good news ladies, hit the pool and you’ll be rewarded with stronger abdominal muscles.


Studies show that after consistently swimming twice a week for a period of time (about 24 weeks), women were able to complete an average of around 28 more abdominal crunches than when they started.

They also experienced a 15% reduction in body fat and an 8% drop in blood pressure.


So there’s no excuse ladies… warmer months are here and we can only get stronger!








My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

Send your question to Kareema at  fitness@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

All questions sent in are published here anonymously and without any references to the author of the question.


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Jallaluddin and Najeebuddin entered a chocolate shop.


As they were busy looking around, Jallaluddin steals 3 chocolate bars.

After leaving the store Jallaluddin says to Najeebuddin, "Brother, I'm the best thief ever, I stole 3 chocolates, and no one saw me, you can't beat that".

Najeebuddin replies, “You want to see something better?"

Let’s go back to the shop and I'll show you real stealing."

So they went to the counter and Najeebuddin says to the shopkeeper: "Do you want to see magic?

Shopkeeper replies, "Yes!"

Najeebuddin says, "Ok, give me one chocolate bar."

The shopkeeper gives him one, and he eats it.

He asks for the 2nd and he eats it as well.

He asks for the 3rd and finishes that too.

The shopkeeper asks, "But where is the magic?"

Najeebuddin replies: "Check in my friend's pocket and you'll find them!"


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That which you lay out for increase through the property of (other) people, will have no increase with Allah: but that which you lay out for charity, seeking the Countenance of Allah, (will increase): it is these who will get a recompense multiplied.    



Surah Ar-Rum 30:39


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 As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

Free Monthly Tafseer Class

Telecast Live from Sydney

The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani

Date: Every second Saturday of each month
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Venue: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood
Light refreshments provided.

For more information about the course click here


Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday 11am - 12.30pm


Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


The weekly program schedule is as follows:
Mondays = Tafseer
Tuesdays = Seerah
Wednesdays = Tafseer

The above lessons will commence after Isha salah and will go for approximately 1/2 an hour each day.

All brothers and sisters are welcome.


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


VENUE: Metropolitan South Regional Office, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 17 October 2012


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Sunnah Inspirations

Providing information about Islam - its beliefs, culture, practices, dispelling misconceptions

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque


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

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

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)

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

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 Society of Darra

Qld Muslims Volunteers

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)

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

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