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Sunday, 7 March 2010

 .Newsletter 0278



Gould garners global audience

The Celebrate Mercy global webcast last Sunday was the brainchild of Peter Gould (pictured left). 


Sydney born designer and digital artist Peter Gould founded Azaan to explore his passion for contemporary graphic design, art, photography and the rich visual and spiritual traditions of Islam.

Since embracing Islam in 2002 his travels and studies throughout the Muslim world have inspired a unique cultural fusion that is reactive to a world of misunderstanding.


Peter's work has reached many audiences locally and abroad through exhibitions, appearances, graphic design projects and collaborations with other artists Peter's portfolio includes his photography, artwork, and his graphic and design web design studio, which services a broad range of clients locally and internationally.


He also owns and runs the award-winning commercial design studio Creative Cubed.

One Brisbane home in Kuraby hooked up to the webcast on Sunday night with family, friends and a 'bunny chow' to join the global audience

Highlights include exhibitions in the United States, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore as well as events in Europe and the Middle East.


He has won several design awards such as the ISNA 2009 branding competition.


He has collaborated with many prominent Muslim Creatives and houses a permanent collection of his photography at Zaytuna Institute in Berkeley, California.


He leads a design studio developing branding, identity, marketing material and websites for a broad range of clients worldwide.

Peter was included in the Australian Government's publication 'The Australian Journey: Muslim communities' (see below) and was presented with the Australian Muslim Achievement Award in 2009 .

“For many centuries Islamic art has captivated and inspired hearts. It is important to continue this tradition within a contemporary context and embrace the digital canvas. I believe it can be a catalyst for positive change in a time of confusion and misunderstanding." Peter Gould.

More information on Peter Gould see www.azaan.com.au


Middle East tour group gets underway

Last week, CCN reported on the APHEDA study tour of the Middle East.


The group spent their first two days at the Palestinian refugee camp of Bouj al Barajneh in Beirut (pictured below) where David Forde handed over the soccer jerseys and balls that the Crescents of Brisbane Team sent over with him.


"Thanks to Crescents of Brisbane for donating the sets of football tops that the kids went 'crazy' over", emailed David to CCN.


Fatwa condemning terrorism

The leader of a worldwide Muslim movement with thousands of followers in the UK issued a fatwa - or Islamic religious ruling - this week condemned terrorism and warned suicide bombers that they were "destined for hell".


Pakistan-born Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (pictured left), founder of the global Minhaj-ul-Koran movement, made the formal UK proclamation of a fatwa, or religious edict, condemning terrorism and suicide bombing at a news conference in London this week.

The 600-page fatwa announced that "suicide bombings and attacks against civilian targets are not only condemned by Islam, but render the perpetrators totally out of the fold of Islam, in other words, to be unbelievers".


Shahid Mursaleen, spokesman for Minhaj-ul-Koran UK, said: "He has hit hard on the terrorists as it prevents Islamists from considering suicide bombers as 'martyrs'. This fatwa injects doubt into the minds of potential suicide bombers.

"Extremist groups based in Britain recruit youth by brainwashing them that they will 'with certainty' be rewarded in the next life and Dr Qadri's fatwa has removed this key intellectual factor from their minds."

The Quilliam foundation, the counter-extremism think-tank, described the fatwa as "arguably the most comprehensive" theological refutation of Islamic terrorism to date.

A Quilliam spokesman said: "Terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda continue to justify their mass killings with self-serving readings of religious scripture.

"Fatwas that demolish and expose such theological innovations will consign Islamist terrorism to the dustbin of history."

The Minhaj-ul-Quaran movement runs courses in combating religious extremism in educational centres throughout Britain including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nelson, Walsall, Glasgow and Dundee.






The Sydney Morning Herald



Mohammed Janiff, President of Minhaj-Ul-Quran Australia, told CCN that Sheikh-Ul-Islam Dr.Tahir Ul Qadri will be undertaking his Australian lecture tour in June this year.


He will be visiting Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland NZ.

Islam TV Australia



Islam TV Australia was launched this week. This is a new initiative so expect a few teething problems at the beginning.


You can watch last week's Gold Coast Mosque's public lecture with Dr Mohamad Abdalla at http://www.islamtv.com.au/.



Speed Intros call for candidates

Organizer of Speed Intro for Muslims, Julu, issued the following encouragement to prospective candidates:


There are only 2 weeks left for the second Speed Intro for Muslims...so register now!
Let this event help you find your partner.....
There are many unmarried Muslims who want to meet other Muslims so please register....
Muslims of all backgrounds are encouraged to take part.


Commemoration of Rumi's Union with Eternity

The great Sufi master, Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi's wedding with eternity is celebrated each year on December the 17th by Mevlevi orders all over the world.


The Mevlevi Australia in collaboration with the AIS organized a night of celebration with Sufi music, Sema ceremony and the ever popular Whirling Dervishes of Rumi.


The night provided spiritual ecstasy and musical tranquillity to over four hundred guests who attended the event.


The Sema Ceremony performed by the Mevlevi Australia and assisted of Australian Sufi Music Group provided the guests an unforgettable spiritual evening. 

The event coincided with the traditional Neighborhood Day marked by the sharing of Noah's Pudding. During the commemoration of Rumi program guests were also treated to the delicious serving of the Noah's Pudding. 

Click for detailed info and Gallery   Mevlevi Australia Website


The Bosnian Bulletin for Bosnian Readers

By Haji Safet Avdich  

DRAGA BRACO I SESTRE Bosnjaci i Bosnjakine

Esselamu alejkum svima

Evo, Allahu hvala, ukazala nam se jos jedna prilika za medjusobno komuniciranje pismenim putem.

CCN je Muslimanska Web - stranica kojom rukovodi tim, a na celu tog tima je Gospodin ALLY. On je do sada izvrsavao dostojno i profesionalno ovu stranicu kojoj se dive svi koji je citaju

Lahko je otvoriti: www.crescentsofbrisbane.org

Ovo moje prvo javljanje na ovoj stranici na nasem divnom Bosanskom jeziku je da zamolim sve ljude (Muslimane) specialno koji otvore ovu CCN Web stranicu da je preporuce i ostalim ljudima dobre volje.

Od sad cemo imati dio prostora na CCN i svi koji zele mocice da se pismeno obracaju siroj javnosti u vidu pismene forme putem CCN.

Jos bih Vas zamolio da otvorite i nasu bosansku stranic: bosnjaci.net koju vodi nas ugledni i nadasve vrsni Musliman Esad a uz njega mnogi saradnici kao sto je nas patriota Zeljko Milicevic. Ovom covjeku je rahmetli Alija Izedbegovoci davao i ovlastavao ga da govori po svijetu u ime Bosne i Hercegovine i u Ime Alije Izedbegovica

Zeljko je bio vise puta i u Bijeloj kuci, pa u Vladi Canade. Odgovorno je izvrsavao zadatke i po dijelovima Arapskog svijeta.

Ovakvih ljudi na bosnjaci.net ima jos, ali u dogledno vrijeme cemo i o njima pisati Kada otvorite bosnjaci net upoznatcete mnoge koji su zaista dusom i tijelom Bosnjaci, a Zeljko i Esad su eadni medju prvima.

Postovani Bosnjaci-nje, pokazimo da smo dio Islamskog Umeta i dostojno se predstavljajmo narodu na ovim dvjema stranicama i da ponovim CCN i bosnjaci.net

Mozete pisati i na Engleskom i na Bosanskom jeziku i jednima i drugima
Ako imate problema bilo sa kojom od ovih pomenutih stranica onada mi se javite na; fatima.avdich@optusnet.com.au ili na telefon 07 3341 3323

Za ovaj put toliko Selamim Vas i mnogo srece i radosti i uspjeha u saradnji sa web - stranicama.
Zahvalan sam Uredniku gospodinu Ally da nam je omogucio ovakav vid saradnje

Uz Selam

Hajji Safet Avdich

Fundraiser in Tunnel


Amongst the invitees were (left to right) Julie and Faisal Hatia, seen here with Brisbane Mayor Campbell Newman and Lady Mayoress Lisa Newman





The wife of Brisbane mayor Campbell Newman, Lisa Newman, invited some 400 selected guests to her annual fund raiser for the Royal Brisbane Hospital.


The function was held in the new Clem7 tunnel on Saturday night, the day before some 50 000 attended the fun run and open day at the tunnel.

Among the items auctioned was a personalized number plate CLEM7 which fetched $15 000.

A cycle race is planned through the tunnel on 21 March.


Mum, muslim and a fighter


Carol Earl with fellow Muslim fighter Mariam Farid

ON the inside Carol Earl is just another determined fighter with a winning mentality, but on the outside she is an inspiration to women in the Muslim community.

The 34-year-old Guildford resident is a wife, mother of three and a devout Muslim who’s passion for kickboxing is so strong she has made the adrenaline-fuelled sport a part of her much more reserved - but just as busy - lifestyle outside of the ring.

While her opponents are clad in skimpy clothing, Earl has chosen to stick to her religious beliefs by wearing a hijab and full-skin body suit every day she trains at Bulldog Gym, Parramatta, and every time she has fights competitively within the furnace-like conditions of a packed arena.

“It’s quite hot but I wear Skins (clothing brand) which I find quite breathable. My head does get quite hot but it’s what I’m used to. I have always fought like this so I couldn’t tell you what it felt like any other way,” she said.

Inspired to take up the sport after watching Bahraini runner Ruqaya Al Ghasara run in a hijab and bodysuit at the 2004 Olympics, Earl has had five official fights (and lost only one) since April last year and has built up an unexpected following.

“I have great support from a lot of people, I find I am getting amazing support from people I don’t even know,” she said.

“A lot of Muslim females who don’t even know me hear I fight and tell me they’re stoked at what I do, they kind of look at me as a representative because they didn’t know a woman doing this even existed, but at the same time I don’t encourage them to fight.”

Earl said that her Jeckle & Hyde lifestyle (where she is a stay-home mum by day and fighter by night) has improved rather than disrupted her family life.

“Trying to juggle three children, a house, a husband and kickboxing is hard but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

“Kickboxing has given me more energy to look after the kids,” she said.

Earl said she has no problems about her kids coming to her fights to support her.

“Jazmin is a bit too young, but my son Noah (four years old) and Sarah (six years old) come to my fights. I think they understand that for me it is about winning, they don’t look at it as mum going in there and getting into a fight.

“I would rather my kids grow up and see their mum is working hard and being a good sportsman ... not a parent who is lazy.”

Source: Truelocal

Study Tour of Turkey

In 2010 the Australian Intercultural Society will once again organize its annual Intercultural study tour of Turkey.

The Intercultural Study Tour to Turkey is a part of AIS's international Dialogue Project that has been continuing for the past five years.


The Spirit of Anzac Tour is scheduled for the 20th April 2010.


The study tours are designed to give participants the opportunity to study and understand other cultures through direct encounters.


The tours also allow participants to establish international dialogue networks. 


During the Spirit of Anzac tour, the participants also attend the Anzac Day commemorations held at Gallipoli as part of the protocol.


Comprehensive details, information kit and travel requirements will soon be available on the link provided below.


Those interested in the event can contact the Australian Intercultural Society through the link provided below.


Date: 20 April 2010 - 5 May 2010  Click for more    View gallery of previous event


Friday Kuraby Khubaks

The following are Friday Khutbahs by Dr. Mohamad Abdalla delivered at the Kuraby Mosque:


1. 19 February 2010


2. 26 February 2010 


Lunching with the Ambasssador



Mustafa Kemal Omar (right in picture) represented Crescents of Brisbane at a lunch held by Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs, Annastacia Palaszczuk (fourth from right), in honour of the  Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Australia, His Excellency Mr Omar Metwally Mohamed Tewfik Metwally (fifth from right).


Also in attendance were Ms Agnes Whiten (third from left), Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), Mr. Nick Xynias (fourth from left), Honorary President of ECCQ, and Ms Galila Abdelsalm (third from right), Director of the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ).


At the function, held in Parliament House, the Ambassador expressed a desire to see a non-religious Egyptian representation in Queensland and wanted the Australian government to consider establishing an Australian university in Egypt.

Islamic Finance publication








The Australian Government has published a report on Islamic Finance.


Download a copy here.


Rawlins Does It Again!



The Rawlins Queensland fighters started Kings tournament with a bang.

They went into the tournament with 9 fighters and 1 poomsae and won 10 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Gold and the first place trophy for the highest score overall for poomsae.

Congratulations to the following Gold Medal Winners:


Mustafaa, Zulaikha, Courtney, Abdullah, Zekria, Cheri
Khaaled and Domenic Gold X 2 each
Cheri gold and Gold for overall winner for the highest score in Poomsae
Silver Medalists Jacob and Yusuf

Well done guys - now get ready for the Queensland Open in two weeks time.

Check out the full story in the Rawlins new website www.rawtkdqld.com.au.


he Australian Journey: Muslim Communities - DIAC publication

Adapted from Australian Journey - Muslim communities


The Australian Journey – Muslim communities, a new DIAC publication, is characterised by contributions of Muslims from all over the world who have made Australia home.


In this, and following issues of CCN, we highlight one of the successful Muslims in Australia from the report and their thoughts about what it means to be both a Muslim and an Australian.

Peter Gould 

Music, art & the written word

Sydney-born designer and artist Peter Gould explores the rich traditions of Islam through his contemporary graphic design, art and photography. (See article above in this issue of CCN)


Australia’s Muslim community is vibrant, diverse and increasingly a positive force in this beautiful country.

It is an honour to be both Australian and Muslim.




Peter Gould

Australian Muslim Newsletters


The Affinity Intercultural Foundation Newsletter can be viewed here.


Topics include:

• New Directions for Affinity
- Affinity announces the establishment of ISRA
- Affinity Family and Friends Picnic
- New Years Multi-Faith Prayer for World Peace

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I would like to know if there is anyone that is catering halaal cooked food for students as I can only eat vegetarian at the college.



[Editor] If any CCN reader can help Ahmed out please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

Around the Muslim World with CCN


 Two killed as Indian newspaper sparks Muslim riots


BANGALORE, India (Reuters) - A curfew was imposed on a southern Indian town on Tuesday after two people were killed when Muslims rioted to protest against a newspaper article they said offended Islam, police said. One of those killed was shot by police, who opened fire as they tried to stop hundreds of Muslims attacking shops and vehicles in Shimoga town, its police chief S. Murugan said.

The town is about 250 km (170 miles) from Bangalore, the nerve centre of India's $60 billion (40 billion pound) outsourcing industry that runs services from software coding to managing computer networks and call centres.

Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka state, ruled by the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, and if the violence spreads in reprisal attacks it could disrupt business.

Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets on Monday after a local newspaper published what it said was an article by controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin challenging the traditional Muslim veil as curbing women's freedom.


The West Australian


 Muslim woman barred from flight after refusing body scan


A Muslim woman is thought to have become the first passenger to be stopped from boarding a flight after refusing to go through a full body scanner for religious reasons.


The passenger was at Manchester Airport for a flight to Islamabad when she was selected at random to pass through the security screen.

She was warned she would not be allowed to board the Pakistan International Airlines flight if she did not comply with the request but she decided to forfeit her ticket.

Her female travelling companion also left the airport after she cited ''medical reasons'' for not wanting to go through the scanner.




 Photographer captures the women who wear the hijab

Sadaf Syed of Willowbrook grew up in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a teacher. She found a way to fulfill that dream, not with a teaching degree, but with a camera.

"I believe we're all here to educate one another," said Syed. Through her photo documentary, "iCover, A Day in the Life of an American Muslim COVERed Girl," she wants to show the world that a woman who chooses to wrap her head in a scarf is just like every other woman in America.

Walks of life


Like Syed, all of the women in her book have chosen to wear the traditional head covering of the Muslim faith. Syed's book of photos, which has seen its first run, but is still being tweaked, shows Muslim women in all ways of life -- from mother to dentist to motorcycle enthusiast.

"It's something that I do for God," said Syed, who began wearing the scarf, or hijab, in early 2001.

She said the hijab is part of a commitment to live a humble, modest life. It also allows people to focus on a woman's inner beauty rather than her outward appearance.

But the public, especially in post-Sept. 11 America, has misconceptions

Heavy weight


"If there's one thing I know for sure now, it's that this light strip of cloth sure does carry a lot of weight," Syed wrote in her book's introduction.

She said some people see the scarf as a symbol of piety -- a sign that the wearer considers herself more holy than the rest of the world. Others believe it's a sign of a woman's submissiveness to her husband.

But the women in "iCover" are anything but subservient. They are boxers, surfers, U.S. soldiers and artists who choose to honor God by covering their heads.

Covering one's head in honor of God is not unique to the Muslim faith, Syed said. She notes that Mary, the mother of Jesus, is always pictured with her head covered. Most nuns still cover their heads, as do Orthodox Jews.

Syed said a Muslim woman's decision to wear or not to wear the hijab is an individual one made between her and God. For Syed, the scarf serves as a constant reminder of her relationship with God and of her commitment to try to be the best person she can be.

Access granted


She said she's grateful to the women who allowed her to include them in her book, which when complete will be about 125 pages long.

"It takes a lot for people to invite you into their private lives," she said.

Syed found these women through modern day word-of-mouth. As friends e-mailed friends, they began suggesting women they believed would help Syed deliver her message. To photograph them, she flew all over the country, to the East and West coasts, to a dance studio in Texas and a courthouse in Baltimore.

Syed sees her book as a way to celebrate women -- like the Pakistani woman who drives a big rig and the Chicago teacher who challenged herself to complete her first triathlon -- and as a way to show the world that these women really aren't that different after all.

"It's just a piece of cloth," she said.

 The DoingsHinsdale



 'Tory madrasa' preaches radical message to would-be MPs


UK: The Young Briton's Foundation was described as a "Conservative madrasa" that radicalises young Tories.  

to see how the term madrasa has been maligned


CN Reader's Discussion Forum


Have your say on www.ccnforum.ning.com


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


When we read a story, we inhabit it.

The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.

What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story.

And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
-   John Berger


London Muslim Centre hosts World Record on World Book Day


3234 participants exceeded all expectations by breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘the most children reading with an adult.’

The event, which took place at the London Muslim Centre in East London, was organised by IF charity, in partnership with Islamic Forum Europe, Muslim Aid, London Muslim Centre and Tower Hamlets Council.

Over 35 schools across London and from as far as Reading and Croydon participated in this unique event, which seeks to highlight the importance of literacy, locally, nationally and internationally.

The world record attempt involved authors, teachers and some special guests reading from Roald Dahl’s classic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to the assembled children.


Celebrities taking part included journalist, Victoria Brittain, BBC London presenter Asad Ahmed and Hedy Epstein, an 85 year old holocaust survivor.


Big Read Promo


Former stars from the BBC hit show The Apprentice also took part. They included, Ghazal Asif, Tre Azzam, Majid Nagra and Syed Ahmed. Baroness Pola Uddin, George Galloway MP and the Leader of Tower Hamlets Council, Lutfur Rahman, also participated.

A special guest appearance was made by John Stephens who worked as part of the special effects team on what turned out to be the cult film, ‘Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’

Reverend Jesse Jackson, lent his support to the BIG Read.


At a forum at the House of Commons on Friday, 26 February 2010, the Reverend Jackson stated: “I support the BIG Read because if you can read, you can reason. Reading is like a light to your brain. It takes you out of darkness... Literacy liberates. Reading and reasoning are forces for change, for the good”.




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

KB's Culinary Corner


Baba Gounush


1 large eggplant
1 clove garlic
1/4 - 1/2 cup lemon juice (depending on taste)
3 tab tahini
1 tsp salt
3 tsp olive oil

2 tab lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake eggplant for 30 minutes, or until outside is crisp and inside is soft.

Allow to cool for 20 minutes.

Cut open eggplant and scoop out the flesh into colander and allow to drain for 10 minutes.

Removing the excess liquid helps to eliminate a bitter flavour.

Place eggplant flesh in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mash together. You can also use a food processor and pulse for about 2 minutes.

Place in serving bowl and top with lemon juice and olive oil. Add other garnish according to taste.

Serve with warm or toasted pita, flatbread or Turkish bread

Garnishing Ideas for Baba Ghannush
Baba ghannush always has to have olive oil on top for garnish. However you can spice things up a bit by adding crushed red pepper, a dash of cumin, parsley or coriander.

Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?
Send in your favourite recipe to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be our "guest chef" for the week.


Kareema's Keep Fit Q&A Column



Rev up your metabolism by building the following into your daily routine:

• Get an early interval workout - not long after you hit the snooze button on your alarm, try to get an early start on fatburning. Have a piece of fruit or low fat yogurt before you get out. Studies show that cardio in the morning may help suppress your appetite for a few hours. Morning workouts also give you the energy to take on your day!

• Eat breakfast - within half an hour of your morning sweat, get some carbs and protein into your system to help your muscles regenerate.

• Have a mid-morning snack - eating healthy meals every 2 to 3 hours will keep your blood sugar and insulin levels on an even keel. Try an apple & a handful of raw nuts. Remember to include lean meats in your other meals & spice it up (chilli and garlic, etc).

• Stretch your muscles & limbs - stretching increases the functionality of your muscles, so you'll be able to push your body further and faster the next time you work out!

• Get to bed early - sleep affects your metabolism & lack thereof messes it up. Aim for 8 hours of shut-eye every night!



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.


The CCN Chuckle



A few weeks after Mula Nasruddin had been employed; he was called into the Human Resources administrator's office.


"What is the meaning of this?" the personnel officer asked. "When you applied for this job, you told us you had three years experience. Now I have discovered this is the first position you've ever held."

"True," Mula Nasruddin answered with a smile, "in your advertisement you said you wanted a person with imagination."


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Falistini: Exhibition of Palestian Artefacts & Books

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13 March


AIIC Info Day

Australian International Islamic College

724 Blunder Rd, DURACK

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13 March


AIIC Seeratur Rasool

Australian International Islamic College

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3372 1400


19 March


Speed Intros

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21 March


The Parliament of the World’s Religions:
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Believing Women for a Culture of Peace

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3350 5802


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Inter-Uni Cup: &-aside Outdoor Soccer Tournament


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Ladies Taleem


Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 11 March at the residence of Ayesha Goder at 13 Stiller Drive Kuraby from 11am-12pm.


Call 33412111 for more information.


All ladies welcome.


Ladies Keep-Fit Dance Classes


24 February - Bellydance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm contact Renata 0400 701 676
10 March - Dance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm contact Claudia 0415 844 439
24 March - Bellydance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm
14 April - Dance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm
28 April - Bellydance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm
12 May - Dance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm
26 May - Bellydance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm
9 June - Dance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm
23 June - Bellydance fitness class 8.15pm-9.45pm




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Promoting the study and awareness of the rich history of the Muslims of Queensland

Young Muslims of Queensland

Social network for young Muslims of Brisbane

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

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.islamiccollegeofbrisbane.com.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)


Gold Coast Mosque

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)

Eidfest 2009

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 and 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

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

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future



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