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Sunday, 14 March 2010

 .Newsletter 0279



Faistini currently on show


Queensland Palestinian Association in conjunction with Justice For Palestine, Brisbane, and Logan City Council are holding Falistini, a mini-exhibition of Palestinian costumes, plaques, handicrafts, maps and books from February 27 to March 31, 2010 at Logan West Library, Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Cr Phil Pidgeon, Chairman, Sports Health and Community Services, Logan City Council. The programme included a dance performance by acclaimed Middle-Eastern dancer Amber Hansen, serving of Palestinian savouries and desserts and the screening of Mohammed Alatar’s The Iron Wall.


The entire programme is free and open to the public.






Sameea gets sprayed for a good cause!



Sameea Essof, a member of the Crescents of Brisbane team, took part in the Leukaemia Foundations Worlds Greatest Shave 2010.


She told CCN: "Unfortunately, I couldn't go purple because it didn't show up on my hair and they were all out of pink, so I went with red, yellow, orange, blue (which don't show up too well in the photos) and glitter all over. It looked really good in the sunlight. The pictures don't do the colours any justice, but it was really fun and my sister had a good laugh. Jazakuallah for all the support and sponsors. Inshallah next year we will be able to raise more."


Good on yer! Sammi!





If you would still like to sponsor Sameea, click here.


Young Indonesian Muslim Leaders to Experience Multicultural Australia

A delegation of young Indonesian Muslim leaders- Nikmatullah from Lombok, Helma Malini from West Kalimantan, Fauza Masyhudi from Padang and Rita Pranawati from Jakarta-departed for Australia on Sunday on a bilateral exchange program aimed at strengthening understanding and links among young leaders of both countries.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer said he hoped the visit would contribute to a better understanding in Indonesia about multiculturalism in Australian society and the role of Islam in Australia.

“Islam in Australia is a dynamic, evolving story with a rich history, and one of which our country can be extremely proud,” the Ambassador said.

“Australia’s 400,000 Muslims, made up of over 70 different ethnic backgrounds – including Indonesia - have made an enormous contribution to the success of contemporary, diverse Australia.”

The program aims to provide opportunities for emerging leaders in the Indonesian Muslim community to engage their counterparts in Australia on a range of important issues affecting people in both countries. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the “You Am I” exhibition by Australian Muslim artists in Melbourne sponsored by the Islamic Council of Victoria and Victoria’s Hume City Council.

This is the first of three delegations from Indonesia scheduled to visit Australia under the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) Muslim Exchange Program between March-June 2010.

In May, five young Muslim leaders from Australia will make a reciprocal visit to Indonesia to learn firsthand about Indonesia’s diverse, democratic and tolerant society and to meet community, education and religious leaders, academics, government officials and media representatives.

This Muslim Exchange Program was established by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute in 2002.

Over the past two decades, the Institute has fulfilled a unique and vital role in fostering friendship and understanding between Australia and Indonesia through projects in the arts, music, education, youth, civil society, interfaith, media and sport.


Australian Embassy Indonesia

Muslim women ‘bridge builders’

THE role of Muslim women in Australian society has always been a positive one but should not be compartmentalised by stereotypes, a UWA professor said in a speech in Bull Creek last week.

About 100 women attended the speech at Bull Creek Community Centre – hosted by the WA Executive of the Penguin Club – to celebrate International Women’s Day.

UWA Centre for Muslim States and Societies director Professor Samina Yasmeen told the audience that Muslim women had been involved in Australian society for more than 100 years.

“When we talk about Muslim women in Australia we have to start with the fact that Muslim women are not new to this country,” she said.

Prof Yasmeen said research the centre had conducted showed Australian Muslim women placed a very strong emphasis on the mother role. But after the 9/11 World Trade Center destruction, their role had also become that of “‘bridge builders” in Australian society.

“After 9/11, a lot of these women realised that they needed to come out and play an active role in the community,” Prof Yasmeen said.

However, she said the onus was also on the wider community to shift its perception of what it meant to be a Muslim woman and what it meant to integrate into society. “Not all Muslim women wear a hijab,” she said.

“I think what we need to accept is that we also need to shift our understanding on what it means to be integrated or part of the community.

“I think if we do this we can actually start thinking about living with each other.”


Melville Times

Lending a helping spoon

A holy man was having a conversation with God one day and said, 'God, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'


God led the holy man to two doors.


He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table.


In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.


The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly.


They appeared to be famished.


They were holding spoons with very long handles, that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.


But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.


The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.


God said, 'You have seen Hell.'


They went to the next room and opened the door.


It was exactly the same as the first one.


There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water.


The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.


The holy man said, 'I don't understand.'


'It is simple,' said God. 'It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.'


From the last CCN

Several CCN readers responded to the letter sent in by a UQ international student enquiring about halal food services at the university:


1. We provide Muslim students with Halal food with a variety of dishes from Middle East, Turkish and Indian cuisine. Our contact number is: 0422144990. Yamin Khan


2. Several years ago when I was still at UQ, Cromwell College had a halal menu. Ismail Muhammad might be able to help further (President of MSAUQ) i_m_006@hotmail.com. There might be some halal restaurants around St Lucia, like Nando's and the shops near Coles. Riyad


3. Regarding the availability of Halal food at UQ, please inform Brother Ahmed that Halal food will be sold at the UQ Musallah (323 Hawken Drive) on weekdays after Zuhr salaah. Also, kindly ask him to contact the MSAUQ President, Ismail Mohamed, at ismail_ridge_view@yahoo.com for more information about Halaal food on campus. Muhammad.

4. Let me have the details of Ahmed so that I can make contact and see if I can help. Ayoob Nandos Festival Towers
0422 872 111.


The Inbox



May Allah reward you abundantly for the time and assistance that you have given to my son Adam for
his halaal catering needs.


Alhamdullilah, he now knows where to buy halaal meals etc .


May your organization grow from strength to strength.

Shabier Essop



Harmony Day Dinner


Access Services and the Kuraby ALP will host a fund raising dinner on Sunday 21 March as part of the States' Harmony Day celebrations.


The theme of the event will centre around the economic benefits of multiculturalism. You can find out more details about booking for the event by clicking on the flyer on the left.


A part of the funds raised will go towards rehabilitating and supporting Ms Safia Barzakai (pictured right with one of her paintings). Safia, a client of ACCES, has not been able to speak or hear since birth. Despite these challenges, she

has helped her mother raise her younger twin brothers. She and her family arrived in Australia from Afghanistan some 16 years ago. Safi has a flare for painting -  a talent she hopes she can  exploit along with obtaining productive employment.




End of an era

South African anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Fatima Meer died on Friday at St Augustines Hospital in Durban at the age of 82.


Meer suffered a stroke two weeks ago, from which she didn't recover, her brother Farouk Meer said.


The former SABC board member and sociologist, despite crippling banning orders, built up a reputation as a prolific academic and a powerful advocate of gender equality.

Meer survived an assassination attempt by apartheid hitmen in 1977, and attacks in later years which she blamed on the Black Consciousness Movement and the Inkatha Freedom Party.

She was the recipient of three honorary doctorates: in Philosophy from Swartmoor College (US) in 1984; in Humane Letters from Bennet College (US) in 1994; and in Social Sciences from her alma mater in 1998.

Her books included the compelling Trial of Andrew Zondo, story of an executed ANC guerrilla, and Higher Than Hope, an uncritical biography of Nelson Mandela.

Last year she was among 104 South Africans—including Govan Mbeki, Harry Oppenheimer and Miriam Makeba, honoured with the Order for Meritorious Service by outgoing President Nelson Mandela.


She underwent a triple heart bypass in 1998, and Mandela was one of the first to welcome her home. 


What's on at the Gold Coast Mosque

Hadith of the day after Fajr Salaat - DAILY


Madrasah for children ages 5 to 16 from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm - MONDAYS TO THURSDAYS


Hifz Classes between Maghrib and Isha - MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS


Adult Qur'an Reading classes between Maghrib and Isha - MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS


Arabic Classes for Adults between Maghrib and Isha - TUESDAYS


Tafseerul Qur'an lectures from 6.30 to 7.30 pm - WEDNESDAYS


Arabic Classes for Adults after Fajr - SUNDAYS


Ten minute educational talk after Isha - DAILY


After Maghrib "Community Night Programme" with meals sometimes - FRIDAY


Revert Classes for men and women 11 am to 12.30 pm - 3 SATURDAYS A MONTH


Going out for Jawla/Da'wa between Maghrib and Isha - SUNDAYS


Sitra Islamic Clothing Shop open six days a week - TUESDAYS TO SUNDAYS


Is God a Delusion? USA’s leading atheist debates brother Adam Deen




Clock starts ticking

The Makkah Clock on the newly built Royal Tower.


Women's Day at Parliament House

The President of IWAQ, Fatima Abdel-Karim and IWAQ Director, Galila Abdelsalam were among a number of invitees to parliament house to celebrate International Women’s Day with Queensland Premier Hon. Anna Bligh and Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk

(left to right)  Ms Galila Abdelsalam, Minister Palaszczuk and Ms Fatima Abdel-Karim

(left to right)  Ms Fatima Abdel-Karim, Premier Bligh and Ms Galila Abdelsalam

Rochedale Mosque Social Day for Brisbane Muslims

By Bayaan Weisch 
A meeting and social lunch was held on Sunday March 7 at the Rochedale masjid with approximately 80 people from the Brisbane Islamic community in attendance. The purpose of the gathering was to come together in unity and friendship and exchange ideas and suggestions for the establishment of the Sisters’ House in Brisbane.

Various Islamic groups were represented including: Islamic Womens Asscociation of Qld (IWAQ), Qld Muslim Welfare Association, Al Nisa’ Youth Group, Muslim Business Network, Muslim Charity Welfare Shop, Muslim Womens’ Convert Support Group (MWCSG), Qld. Charity & Welfare Association (TACQWA). (Apologies if any groups were omitted from this list.)

Many positive and constructive outcomes were gained from Sunday’s meeting. Whilst acknowledging the fact that other sections of the Muslim community are in need of assistance, it was a chance for those present to listen to the challenges and needs the revert community face. Solutions to some of those challenges were then identified. It was very positive to see so many people coming together for the betterment of their brothers and sisters in Islam.

There is a recognised need in our community for an accommodation, resource provision and referral service for Muslim women, particularly new female reverts to Islam. TACQWA and MWCSG have been working together since December to make the Sisters’ House project a reality. It is envisaged that this will be a supervised residential house for Muslim revert women who need short term intensive help with finding somewhere to live and adapting to challenges and changes in their lives.

When someone embraces Islam and becomes a Muslim, friends and family may not support the new Muslim’s choice and they are at risk of homelessness, and if the Muslim community does not actively step in to fill that that void, it remains empty. This in turn, increases the risk of the new Muslim sister becoming discouraged and lonely and in some cases, leaving Islam all together. This is the time when new Muslims are most vulnerable and it is our duty as a community to help them. Once a stable place to live has been established, there are usually positive outcomes to a re-establishment of family communication.

The women present at Sunday’s meeting chose to organise a regular social get together from all cultural groups within the Brisbane Muslim Community. The first such get together will be announced shortly inshaAllah.

Other achievements from the meeting included-

. Many copies of ‘Basics Essentials for Muslims’ were distributed
. Kind donation of many ‘Muslim Woman’ magazines donated to MWCSG
. Mailing list established to keep people up to date of any events.

 .Adopt a revert’ support programme
. Host family names put forward for short term help

A delicious lunch was provided after dthuhur salat, during which everyone took the opportunity to have a good chat and get to know one another. Jazakom Allahu khairan to the organisers of this event and to all those who attended.

Community Newsletters and Updates


The Al-Ghazalli Newsletter of the Sydney-based Al-Ghazalli Centre can be viewed here.


Topics include:

• Mizaan Living – Archey
• Morning Invocations
• Seerah of the Prophet
• Mizaan Ecology - Cooks River Regeneration Project

• Donations for The Ansaar Project
• Night of Remembrance - Sisters Only
• The Ansaar Project @ Elizabeth Bay
• Crescent Sighting - Rabbi ul-Thani

• Essence of Islam
• Mizaan Ecology - Newcastle
• The Ansaar Project @ Exodus


The Bosnian Bulletin for Bosnian Readers

By Haji Safet Avdich  

Latest Bulletin: 14 March 2010
Previous Bulletins:   7 March 2010


The Australian Journey: Muslim Communities - DIAC publication

Adapted from Australian Journey - Muslim communities


The Australian Journey – Muslim communities, a 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.

Fatima Kourouche 


As a young woman Fatima Kourouche played with the NSW State Hockey team. She has worked with the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation, Surf and Royal Life Saving, the Lakemba Sports Club and now works for the Australian Sports Commission encouraging women from diverse backgrounds to participate in sport.


Sport is an integral part of the Australian culture and my love for sport began the minute I landed in Australia as an 11 year old migrating from Lebanon.

I have been fortunate to work with some amazing, dedicated people who enabled me to open many doors for thousands of Australian Muslims and non-Muslims to participate in sport together to enjoy a more active, healthier way of life without having to compromise on religious or cultural values.


Fatima Kourouche

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 Boycott urged for Muslim imam's prayer in Virginia House


RICHMOND, USA -- Hundreds of people are urging legislators to boycott the House of Delegates' floor session on Thursday, when a Falls Church imam whom they accuse of condoning violence and defending terrorism is set to deliver the opening prayer.

The imam, Johari Abdul-Malik, and many other leaders in the Muslim and interfaith communities say the accusations are false.

Two of the Sept. 11 hijackers briefly worshiped at his mosque, the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, and one of its former imams, Anwar al-Aulaqi, has been linked to accused terrorists and subsequently denounced by the mosque, one of the largest in the United States.

But Abdul-Malik was not affiliated with the mosque in 2001, when the Sept. 11 attacks occurred. In recent years, he has made statements following the arrest of Muslims on terrorism charges, arguing for due process, civil rights and fair sentencing.

"To try to cast me as someone who's a terrorist and closed-minded -- they picked the wrong guy,'' he said.

The Washington Post



 The Camberley mosque should be stopped


Islam obliges us to be good neighbours and respect others


Tonight in the surprising setting of Surrey’s stockbroker belt, Christian and Muslim groups will clash. The cause of the ill-will is whether Surrey Heath Council should grant planning permission for a new mosque.

This mosque will have five domes and two 100ft minarets that will loom over the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Little wonder many people regard it as a provocation — and that’s why I will be at the council meeting opposing its construction.

The religious needs of Camberley’s burgeoning Muslim community has been served since 1996 by an old Victorian school converted into a mosque. While not perfect, the present premises, with a little modification, could cater for future expansion.

However, elements within the Bengali Welfare Association, which runs the mosque, have aligned themselves to Tablighi Jamaat — a dogmatic, ultra-conservative group whose controversial mega-mosque project close to the 2012 Olympics site in London was recently rebuffed. This new mosque will not be in the interests of all British Muslims as it will allocate less than a fifth of the space to female worshippers. But there is nothing in Islamic theology that legitimises a misogynistic apartheid in the house of God. Nor does the history of Islamic architecture show that mosques must have towering minarets.




 Aminah Assilmi, a national Muslim woman leader passed away



Aminah Assilmi was a renowned female scholar of Islam she traveled around the United States to give lectures, her personal story has admired hundreds of individuals, she was also President of International Union of Muslim Women, the organization that has many achievements under its belt.

"I am very glad that I am a Muslim. Islam is my life. Islam is the beat of my heart. Islam is the blood that courses through my veins. Islam is my strength. Islam is my life so wonderful and beautiful. Without Islam I am nothing, and should Allah ever turn His magnificent face from me, I could not survive." Aminah Assilmi

It all started with a computer glitch.







 Islamic Centre Canteen: Halal dim sum in the heart of Hong Kong 


What would dim sum be like without pork? That’s the question we went to answer when we visited the Islamic Centre Canteen in Wanchai. The ICC offers Halal dim sum at lunch and Cantonese dishes at dinner time. With a sizeable Muslim population in Hong Kong and a steady flow of Muslim visitors from Southeast Asia, the ICC offers a Muslim friendly local alternative to the Halal curry and vegetarian dining options that many Muslims rely on. We went to check out this pork- and lard-free dim sum and found the food was great and the community atmosphere even better.

Read more: Hong Kong halal food: Islamic Centre Canteen | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/hong-kong/none/halal-dim-sum-212805#ixzz0hz737dRB

What would dim sum be like without pork? That’s the question Derrick Chang went to answer when he visited the Islamic Centre Canteen (pictured right) in Wanchai.


The ICC offers Halal dim sum at lunch and Cantonese dishes at dinner time.


With a sizeable Muslim population in Hong Kong and a steady flow of Muslim visitors from Southeast Asia, the ICC offers a Muslim friendly local alternative to the Halal curry and vegetarian dining options that many Muslims rely on.


Derrick Chang went to check out this pork- and lard-free dim sum and found the food was great and the community atmosphere even better.



CN Reader's Discussion Forum


Have your say on www.ccnforum.ning.com


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


Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
-   Groucho Marx




Grandma Lives With Us

by Nazli Currim
Illustrations by Kadhima Ren Tung



Refreshing and lavishly illustrated, Grandma Lives With Us by Nazli Currim, is a first of its kind children’s book affording a peek into the life of an American Muslim family. The story revolves around a beautiful relationship of young Imaan and her grandmother, before and after her grandmother’s illness and the adjustments she has to make to accommodate her ailing grandmother. It acquaints the children to the wheel of life, smoothly tying together the emotions of love, and empathy, in fulfilling family responsibilities.

“This beautifully illustrated, wisely told tale fills a much needed gap on the bookshelves of libraries, classrooms, and families with young children. It is at once a child’s loving narration of her grandmother’s final years and a fine representation of a modern American Muslim family. Both Muslims and mainstream Americans will enjoy it” as expressed by Michael Wolfe, author of The Hadj, and film producer of Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet.

Nazli, an experienced educator who understands young children and their thought processes, paints a warm portrait of multi- ethnic cultures, universal values of love, and respect. “Mrs. Currim’s book is an excellent contribution to the fabric of American culture, it accurately reflects life in an American Muslim home.” Asim Ameer, contributor to The Arizona Republic.

The book is based on Nazli’s real life experiences of caring for her mother as emphasized in Islam. Nazli is active in Community Service and was a recipient of the MLK 2008 Award for Jewel in the Desert. She hopes that her book will instill in children acceptance of those that are different than them and develop the importance of respect and care for their elders..

To purchase a book or to learn about the author, go to www.nazlicurrim.com.



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


Battered Lamb Chops


1 kg Lamb chops
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp salt –
2 tsp green chillies
1 tsp crushed jeeru/cummin
1 tsp lemon pepper
2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 cup self raising flour
˝ cup finely grated potato
1 beaten egg,
˝ cup water
Salt and pepper
˝ tsp red chili powder

Marinate chops with spices and lemon juice for at least an hour.

Braise the chops and cook on low heat until tender.

Combine the self raising flour, potato, egg and add the water to make a batter.

Season with spices.

Dip each chop in batter and fry in shallow oil until light gold.

Remove and drain on paper towel. Serve hot with chips.

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



One in two women and one in three men over 60 will sustain a fracture due to osteoporosis (brittle bone disease).


Regular weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging and weight training is vital for bone health.


Aim for at least 30 minutes a day.


Remember that it can be done in short bursts, so get off the bus a stop early or walk to the shops etc.

Increasing your calcium intake is essential as well. Most Australian women don't get enough calcium.


Try having 3 to 4 serves of low-fat dairy products every day (RDI 1000mg of calcium).


Sun exposure boosts our body's natural stores of vitamin D, which is necessary to help the body absorb calcium, so make sure some of your walks are done during the day.

Excessive dieting is often associated with reduced calcium intake, as well as other important nutrients for bone health.


The younger we start dieting, the earlier out bones start to thin. So instead of following a strict diet, start eating healthier and watch your portion size!



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 newspaper boy was standing on the corner with a large pile of papers, shouting, "Read all about it. Twenty five people cheated. Twenty five people cheated."

Intrigued, Mula Nasruddin  walked over, bought a paper, and checked the front page.


What he saw was yesterday's paper.


The man said, "Hey, this is an old paper, where's the story about the big swindle?"


The newspaper boy ignored him and went on yelling out, "Read all about it. Twenty six people cheated. Twenty six people cheated."

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Events and Functions




Exhibition of Palestinian Artefacts & Books

The Parliament of the World’s Religions:

Brisbane women’s perspectives and reflections



Speed Intros



Quran Memorization Graduation

Iraqi Festival Day

Inter-Uni Cup



Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Brisbane  Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

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Seerah Classes UMB

Dawah Course

Qu'ran Reading & Islamic Studies

Kuraby Mosque

Australian International Islamic College (DURACK)

Spirituality, Conversations & Community-Building 

Businesses and Services


Weekly Hydrotherapy for

Muslim Women

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Healthy Life



Body & Beauty 




Naadiya Karim


Brisbane Diagnostics


Where Style meets Modesty

Brumby's Bakery

Big Gun Shopping Centre, Underwood

South African Naan available

every Sunday and Tuesday












Home Insulation & Green Homes

Mr. India

Indian Cuisine

Kuraby Dentists

Opening Promotion


Nando's Calamvale Central
Shop 60-61 662
Compton Road

Tel: 07 3272 2299


Siitra Gold Coast



OurWorld Travel

Umrah & Jerusalem Packages

FAMSY Bookstore

Pitter Patter

Phone: (07) 3397 6863
Mobile: 0431 446 528
Address: 910 Logan Rd, Holland Park West

New clients get 15% off
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Table & Chair Hire

Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range


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27 Feb - 31 March


Falistini: Exhibition of Palestian Artefacts & Books

Justice for Palestine Brisbane

Logan West Library, Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains

0433 182 520

Library hours

19 March


Speed Intros

Julu Latif


0400 142 786


20 March


Quran Memorization Graduation

Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

3341 1856


21 March


The Parliament of the World’s Religions:
Brisbane women’s perspectives and reflections

Believing Women for a Culture of Peace

Garden City Library, Upper Mt Gravatt

3350 5802


11 April


High Tea



0418 757 157


17 April


Iraqi Festival Day

Romero Centre & Iraqi Community

Merrymac Hall 616 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

0407 578 682

10am - 3.30pm

16 May



Crescents of Brisbane

Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


9 July



Lailatul Mehraj

28 July



Lailatul Baraat

31 July-1 August

Sat & Sun

Inter-Uni Cup: &-aside Outdoor Soccer Tournament

(Resheduled from original April date)


Rochedale State High, Priestdale Rd, ROCHEDALE

0412 298 531


12 August



Start of Ramadhan

6 September



Lailatul Qadr

9 September



End of Ramadhan

10 September




11 or 18 September




Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

10am til late

9 October


Annual Event  (TBA)



0418 757 157


17 November




7 December



Islamic New Year

16 December



Day of Ashura


To claim your date for your event email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.




Ladies Taleem


Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 18 March from 11am-12pm at the residence of


Shereen Coovadia

10 Woodglen Street


Tel. no: 33411178


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




Inspiration Talk, BBQ and Youth Hour

Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.
Where: AMYN Islamic Youth Centre, 16/157 North Road, Woodridge
When: Every Sunday, 7pm
Info: www.AMYNweb.com
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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)
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Gold Coast Mosque

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Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

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Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

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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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