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Sunday, 16 May 2010

 .Newsletter 0288




Tasneem Hatia, Kevin Xhaho and Dhimitri Xhaho

sport the new CresWalk2010 t-shirts in preparation for today's event.


They form part of the 600 registered entrants who take to the route along the Brisbane River this beautiful Brisbane Sunday morning


Yassmin adds colour and  creativity to design council


Premier Anna Bligh announced the appointment of a council made up of some of the biggest names in the arts, design and architecture worlds – aimed at strengthening the DIA’s vision for Queensland as an Australian destination for design.

"The Queensland Design Council bolsters our ambition to be a design hub for the Asia Pacific region and will advise the Queensland Government on design led solutions to 21st century social, economic and environmental challenges," said Anna Bligh.


The Queensland Design Council (QDC) will be effective in bringing the design sectors together to conceive and to help implement collaborations between designers from different sectors.

It will also link designers to businesses and industries which can benefit economically from better design and innovation (this strategy is about prioritising ‘demand-led design’ over ‘supply-led design’), explained Rayner.

One of the youngest members of the council is Yassmin Abdel-Magied, president of Youth Without Borders, which strives to empower youth to implement positive change in their communities.


“As a young member from a multicultural background, I hope to bring a different perspective to the table,” Abdel-Magied told indesignlive.com.

“Queensland is a state with a large migrant population, and often when looking at usability, creativity and innovation, perspectives from these groups are almost forgotten."

Change might be meet with resistance, Yassmin Abdel-Magied told indesignlive.com, “but the change that the council has the potential to put in motion is quite significant".

“I think when it comes to looking at design and innovation, the biggest issue is the tendency to put ideas in the "too hard" basket, or push creative input aside without really investigating its future potential.”

“I think this is the place for idealism, an arena for all ideas to be put on the table for consideration, said Yassmin Abdel-Magied. “If not here, where else?”



Visiting scholar in Brisbane this week




Imran Siddiqui, International Speaker and Scholar of Comparative Religion will be coming to Australia for a nation-wide tour, starting with Brisbane!


It is a thought-provoking series of talks and courses that will be he held all around Australia under the theme, "Mission: Global Peace".


Click on the image for details about times and venues.

The World of Nations Tournament Round Up



With the World Cup under a month away, football fever is on the rise across the globe.


Here in Brisbane, the World of Nations Futsal Tournament took precedence last Sunday at Acacia Ridge Indoor centre.

Fourteen teams took part in a tournament that promised excitement, drama and plenty of goals.


The teams brought together people from many different nations, all vying for one trophy (world cup pun anyone).


It was an early start for some with the first game kicking off at 8:30 in the morning, and some players were showing signs of fatigue due to lack of sleep.


The tournament started off with close and low scoring encounters.



It didn’t take long for the tournament to get into the swing of things and teams were starting to find the net more often as the games became more intense and more vital.

Goalkeepers were made to work overtime and all the teams were fighting to finish in the top 8 and make the quarter-finals.


The knockout stage lived up to the billing with most games going down to the last whistle and the dreaded penalty shootout.

Four teams eventually marched on to the semi-finals, with the other four teams moving on to play in the Plate.


Four evenly matched teams contested for the plate with the final being contested between Bafana (pictured right) and Matchfixers.


Both teams had met before in the tournament with Matchfixers coming out 3-2 winners.


The final was a different story as the effects of playing a full day took their toll on Matchfixers with Bafana running out 4-1 winners to take the plate comfortably.

All attention then turned to the cup final, as a group of technically gifted Afghanistan boys known as, Ethnic United (pictured below) took on a Saudi Arabian team going by the name of Green Falcons.

The two teams were evenly matched and it was a tight affair.


Each goalkeeper was made to work hard to keep their team in the game, and they were going to be the central figures as the two teams could not be separated at full time and the match went into penalties.


Both teams were successful in their first five attempts, however, at the sixth going, the Ethnic United keeper guessed the right way and sent his team into euphoria as they were declared champions.

Ethnic United were crowned champions and their captain, Roohullah, rounded up the night by winning player of the tournament.


Dynamos, who were knocked out in the semi-finals to Ethnic United saw their shot stopper Jon, pick up Goalkeeper of the tournament.


It was ultimately Ethinic United who took home the cup on a pulsating and draining day for all. The atmosphere for the world cup continues to build, and this tournament was just the thing to get the Brisbane community into full swing.

The CCN Wedding Scene








The marriage of Nooreen, youngest daughter of Farooq & Shahina Dudhia, and Reza, son of Ismail and Rashida Ebrahim was solemnised at the Holland Park Mosque yesterday (15 May) by Imam Uzair.


The wedding reception was held last night (Saturday) at the Links Hope Island in Hope Island and amongst the 150 guests were friends and relatives from as far afield as the US and South Africa.


Nooreen is a qualified pharmacist and Reza is a Chartered Accountant.


Designer Islamic Wear for Men


Lawung is a company with an innovative approach to Islamic fashion design. 


The online enterprise boasts offices around the world and according to its Melbourne representative, Karimah, Lawlung has cutting edge products that have "revolutionized the boundaries of Islamic couture".


Tailored designer thaubs (traditional Long men’s garment) have been designed within the United Kingdom to serve as a fashionable functional Daywear.

"We understand the necessity of the modern age and have created clothes with superior tailoring and handpicked fabrics that can be worn in any sphere of the office, a formal function or even whilst you relax in the comfort of your own home,"

Derived from the ancient Chinese lao, meaning Old and wung meaning King, Lawung is about "challenging the rules, making eccentric combinations and maintaining traditional authenticity". 


Karimah told CCN that Lawung "attempts to make the Muslim ummah preserve the sunnah of our beloved prophet (saw), as a lot of our Muslim brothers and sisters have taken up in wearing western clothing. Lawung has created a concept to divert their attention  and we hope to see more brothers moving closer to the sunnah by wearing lawung InshaAllah."

"Navigate your way through the streetz, find yourself and know who you are, Don’t bow down to anyone else," appears to be the message of this enterprise.



Lawlung is offering a free hat valued at $10 with any purchase for Salaam card holders.



Townsville project


The building of the awnings and shoe racks at the Townsville Mosque were recently completed at a cost of around $2000 through the generous contributions of two Gold Coast donors.


The Townsville Muslim community expressed their sincere gratitude to the Gold Coast community for their support.


Law firm puts on sharia adviser


A MELBOURNE law firm has hired Australia's first sharia consultant - an imam to advise Muslim clients on how to observe Islamic legal codes alongside Australian law.

Sheikh Mohamadu Nawas (pictured left), a member of the Australian National Council of Imams, will work particularly on commercial contracts and disputes between Muslims, plus separation agreements, divorces, wills and pre-nuptial agreements.

Earlier attempts to have Australian law recognise sharia principles or to establish a sharia court in Australia have proved controversial, with Muslim women's groups strongly opposed.

But Sheikh Nawas insists his advice will be fully compatible with Australian law. It will not involve the criminal code.

''In other countries, sharia courts deal with these issues, but here we don't have this, so we are trying to promote sharia-compliance in advance,'' he told The Age.

Sheikh Nawas has been hired as consultant by Logie-Smith Lanyon, which also sponsors a postgraduate degree in Islamic banking and finance at La Trobe University.

According to Hyder Gulam, a senior lawyer with the firm and a board member of the Islamic Council of Victoria, there is rising demand in Melbourne's growing Muslim community for dispute resolution in harmony with sharia principles, as well as Islamic financial products, such as housing finance and investments.

He said: ''It's big business. (Assistant Treasurer) Nick Sherry went to the Middle East recently to promote Australia as sharia-friendly for finance and investment.''


We are trying to educate people so they can reduce tension in cases of separation or divorce. All these things are available under Australian law.



Sheikh Nawas said most Australian Muslims did not know sharia law, but more marriages between Muslims from different communities or with non-Muslims meant more wanted to.

''We are trying to educate people so they can reduce tension in cases of separation or divorce. All these things are available under Australian law.''

Sheikh Nawas, who studied Islamic law in Sri Lanka and Malaysia, said sharia was complex, drawing on both the Koran and the Hadiths (secondary but authoritative sayings of the prophet Mohammed), but fully explained the rights of every husband and wife, parent and children.

''For a will, first the spouse, then the children, then the parents, then other people may come in. If families separate, children should be kept in one house rather than divided between parents, causing harm in their development,'' he said.


The Age

Australian Government to spend millions to fight spread of radical Islam


The Australian Government will be earmarking millions of dollars to check the spread of radical Islam in the country. The measure comes as part of a Federal Budget package to boost national security.

The Federal Budget to be announced on Tuesday is especially significant as it comes in an election-year. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Government is focusing on strengthening national security to appease Australian citizens.

There has been heightened concern over the security issue following a deluge of asylum-seekers who manage to enter the country unintercepted.

In view of these concerns, the Government will announce "preventative" measures to counter the growth of radical terrorist cells across Australia, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The Government will implement its programmes carefully in order to avoid demonizing the Muslim community and the new measures will tackle potential spread of extremism in the nation's jails, the paper said.

The Budget is expected to outline a national scheme, with religious classes and better contact between inmates and their families. This could minimize interactions that could potentially lead to the formation of radical Muslim caucuses, it added.


BigNews Network


Wudu you think of this?


A new study has revealed that the physical act of washing hands can result in a clear mental slate.

"Going beyond prior purification effects in the moral domain, physical cleansing seems to more generally remove past concerns, resulting in a metaphorical "clean slate" effect," the CBS quoted the co-authors of the study, Spike W. S. Lee and Norbert Schwarz, as saying.

According to the research published in the journal Science, the psychological impacts of physical cleansing reach beyond the moral domain.

"Much as washing can cleanse us from traces of past immoral behaviour, it can also cleanse us from traces of past decisions, reducing the need to justify them," the survey says.

Free courses in Islamic Studies


In a bold new step designed to increase Islamic knowledge across the globe, Dr Bilal Philips has launched the world’s first fee-free, Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies in English completely online.

The Islamic Online University (IOU) utilises the worldwide presence of the internet and advanced online learning technology to bring Islamic education to virtually anyone on the planet with access to a computer and the internet.

Although all classes are free, each semester there is a fixed symbolic registration fee and examination fee calculated on a sliding scale (from $10 to $50) depending on the student’s country of residence.

On April 1st 2010, students from around sixty different countries commenced their classes of recorded video lectures and weekly live tutorials.

The syllabus is based on the BA in Usool ud-Deen (Religious Foundations) curriculum of Madeenah University, Saudi Arabia, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, and other similar institutions.

Six subjects are available each semester and the teachers hail from a wide variety of backgrounds and countries Aqeedah (Islamic Creed) is taught by Canadian scholar Dr Bilal Philips, Dr Dawood Abdullah from the United Kingdom teaches the biography of Prophet Muhammad, and Dr James Jones from the USA instructs the students in comparative religion.

Other teachers come from as far afield as Malaysia, India, Afghanistan, Egypt, Slovenia, Ghana, Sudan, and Pakistan. Enrolments for semester one have now closed, however from June 1st 2010 enrolments will commence for semester two beginning in September 2010.

For those unable to commit to a full schedule of classes the IOU continues to run the short intensive free courses that commenced in 2007.

In the past three years, more than 20,000 students from more than 160 different countries have enrolled in the free courses allowing them to pursue quality Islamic knowledge from the comfort of their own homes.

Algester's Mother's Day Fundraising brunch


The Islamic Society of Algester held a fundraising Mother's Day brunch on last Sunday at the Beenleigh Event Centre.

Some 500 guests attended the function and partook of the wonderful brunch delicacies.

A special guest appearance by the world famous Qari Sadaqat Ali added to the flavour of the day with his beautiful Qirat and naat recitals.

The program ended at 1pm.

The South African Soccer World Cup Corner




With the World Cup a few weeks away and many Australians making their way to South Africa, CCN will, over the next few weeks, bring readers, heading out to the Rainbow Nation, up to speed with world cup news, and the local politics, idiosyncrasies, personalities and culture of the country.




This week we look at one of the world’s most magnificent stadiums, built in the coastal city of Durban ahead of the 2010 World Cup.


Durban’s new Moses Mabhida Stadium, named after a hero of the working class people, has been designed as a state-of-the-art, world-class stadium for the 2010 World Cup, and as a multi-functional and easy-to-maintain asset for the city of Durban to enjoy in the future. The creation of this precinct means that Durban will be one of the few African cities able to host most of the Olympic disciplines within a single sporting precinct.

The stadium infield has been designed and built in accordance with the latest international sporting codes. It will have the capacity to hold 70,000 spectators during the World Cup and will then be reduced to 54,000 in legacy mode, once the tournament has ended. This gives the stadium a huge capacity, and it has therefore won the right to host one of the semi-finals during the competition.

The stadium is unique in a very special way, with an arch, known as the ‘Arch of Triumph’, going over the stadium in an engineering feat which has been acclaimed worldwide. The grand centre arch, 106m high, will become a world first tourist attraction, thanks to a high-tech cable car designed to take visitors up to its highest point, where they can disembark and take in breathtaking, panoramic views of the city. This 350m long free-span steel arch weighs 2,600 tonnes.

The Moses Mabhida Stadium seeks to be more than just a football stadium, and more still than just a sporting facility. The venue strives to become a cultural, sporting and general events hub, while providing the city with yet another tourist attraction in its own right, with the stunning design and arch which floats high above the city providing visitors with plenty to see.


For a 360 degree view of the stadium click here.

`Community Newsletters and Updates


The Bosnian Bulletin for Bosnian Readers in Bosnian

By Haji Safet Avdich  






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




Topics include:

• TPurification & Prayer
• The Marriage Workshop Part 1 - Melbourne
• XpressO Movie Night - Prince Among Slaves
• Cyclone Tomas - Fiji Appeal
• Seerah of the Prophet
• Crescent Sighting – Jumadil-Akhir
• Mizaan Ecology - Newcastle
• The Ansaar Project @ Elizabeth Bay
• The Ansaar Project @ Exodus
• Mizaan Ecology - Cooks River Regeneration Project

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Imam Imraan Husain - No Faith without Love
Mufti Zeeyad Ravat - Tafseer at Gold Coast Masjid - Lesson 5
Various National & International Sheikh's - Mercy Mission Melbourne Conference
Sheikh Feiz (Sydney) - Shining Beacons Of Islam

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Around the Muslim World with CCN


Britain's first female Muslim Cabinet minister Baroness Warsi brightens up Downing Street


Baroness Warsi posed in Downing Street in traditional dress after the coalition Cabinet’s historic first meeting.

After gamely removing her coat at the request of photographers and hanging it on a railing, the former solicitor, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, said: “To be born as the daughter of an immigrant mill worker in a mill town in Yorkshire, to have the privilege of serving in Cabinet at such an important time in Britain’s history, I think it is terribly humbling.”

Lady Warsi’s pink shalwar kameez was in sharp contrast to the dark suits sported by most of the other, predominantly male, Cabinet members. Like many of the new ministers, she described yesterday’s meeting as “very constructive”.

“There was a great amount of goodwill around the table. There’s lots of hard work to do and some serious decisions to be taken,” she added.

Lady Warsi, 39, the former shadow minister for community cohesion, is the new chairman of the Tory Party, replacing Eric Pickles, who became local government secretary.



CCN's London Office correspondent, Adam Stewart, said that the Tory peer and ex-solicitor Baroness Sayeeda Warsi – of the House of Lords - is the first female Muslim Cabinet Minister to be appointed in Great Britain. Her appointment marks yet another historic milestone in this historic Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government.

In addition to being a high profile member of David Cameron’s cabinet, she also assumed the office of “Chairman of the Conservative Party” as of 11 May 2010.


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Employer 'forced Muslims to eat pork'


THREE Muslims from Indonesia were "distraught and afraid" after their boss at a suburban Taipei factory forced them to eat pork over a seven-month period or face punishment, a human rights group said.

Taipei prosecutors on April 26 indicted Chang Wen-lin, the owner of Shin Hua Hang Fashion Co. Ltd., for forcing the three women to consume pork during their September 2008 to April 2009 employment.

The prosecutors said Chang believed the meat "would give the women more stamina for work" and threatened to take money out of their salaries if they didn't eat it.




Bridging the Gap Between the Muslim and Non Muslim World


Tun Musa Hitam, Malaysia’s Former Deputy Prime Minister Of Malaysia And Chairman Of The World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation Talks About How Businesses Can Bring The Two Worlds Together

Money makes the world go round regardless of ideology or religion. People will seek out opportunities and do business with anyone if there is money to be made. That’s a simple fact of life. The ethos of the WIEF which is building bridges through business encapsulates this fact. We want the global community, both Muslim and non Muslim, to come together through business.

There is nothing stopping the non Muslim world from doing business with the Muslim world. No doubt there is a lot of historical baggage and preconceived notions but these barriers are being replaced by bridges. A market of 1.5 billion people, 65% of whom are below the age of 30 cannot be ignored. Also the solutions of yesterday do not always solve the problems of today or tomorrow and people are searching for alternatives.

Take for instance Islamic banking and finance.





Nation's first female Muslim MPs rejoice


BRITAIN's first female Muslim members of parliament are celebrating after winning seats in the general election.

Rushanara Ali (pictured right), the first person of Bangladeshi origin to be elected to the British Parliament, won the east London seat of Bethnal Green and Bow for the Labour Party with a comfortable majority.

''To millions of Bangladeshis around the world, it will mean so much to them that somebody of their background has been elected to the mother of all parliaments,'' said the 35-year-old, who was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh, and moved to east London when she was seven.

East London is the heart of the Bangladeshi community in Britain. Some street signs around the Brick Lane area are written in both English and Bengali.

Labour's Shabana Mahmood and Yasmin Qureshi were also being feted for being among the first wave of Muslim women ever elected to the House of Commons.

Ms Mahmood won the seat of Birmingham Ladywood in Britain's second-biggest city. The constituency has the highest percentage of citizens claiming unemployment benefits in Britain.

Ms Mahmood was born and bred in Birmingham. She studied at Oxford University then became a lawyer.

She described her victory as ''a real breakthrough''.

''I think it sends a powerful message … Parliament should reflect the people it represents.''

Ms Qureshi, 46, a Pakistani-born lawyer, moved to Britain when she was nine. She was elected in Bolton, north-west England.

''I'm absolutely delighted. Obviously, I am very pleased the voters of Bolton South East chose a Labour candidate and elected a Labour MP. It is a truly humbling experience and I promise to work very hard.''

Brisbane Times


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


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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.

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KB's Culinary Corner


Butterscotch Nut Tarts


Ingredients for Short Crust Base
1 cup flour
60g butter, grated
1 egg yolk
2 tab iced water

Ingredients for Filling
1 and a half cups of nuts made up of a mixture of chopped cashews, almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts or any nuts of your preference.
60g butter
¼ cup castor sugar
¼ cup honey

Method for the base:
1. Place nuts in a preheated oven 180deg C for 5 mins.
2. Transfer to a mixing bowl to cool.
3. Place flour and butter in bowl and mix with a fork until crumbly.
4. Add egg yolk and almost all the water until the mixture comes together adding more water if necessary.
5. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and roll out and cut into desired sizes to fit your tart tins.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins.
7. Bake blind for 10 mins until pastry is golden brown and then cool.

Method for the nut filling:
1. In a small heavy saucepan combine butter, sugar and honey.
2. Stir over medium heat until mixture is smooth.
3. Bring to the boil and simmer until golden brown - + 3 mins.
4. Pour over nuts and mix until combined.
5. Divide the nut mixture between the tarts.
6. Bake the tarts for 10mins.
7. Cool tarts completely on a wire rack before serving.


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 Column


 Q: Dear Kareema, I've been following your training program for CresWalk2010 as best I could. Improvised on the odd occasion, but enjoyed getting fitter these last few weeks. I'm just feeling a little 'tight' through my hips. Anything I can do for this?

A: Stretch, stretch & stretch some more! This will improve your flexibility and also allow the muscles to rest & recover between your workouts. You've probably been doing a lot more walking/running than you're used to (try and keep it up though). If you don't notice an improvement after a while, I suggest you visit your GP.






My Health and Fitness

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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



On a recent camel ride Jalaalludin  got chatting to Mula Nasruddin who was carrying a bag on his back.

"What's in the bag?" asked Jalaalludin.

"I'm not going to tell," replied Mula Nasruddin.

"Go on, do." pleaded Jalaalludin.

"Ah, all right then, it's ducks." announced Mula Nasruddin

"If I guess how many ducks you have in the bag, will you give me one of them?" enquired Jalaalludin.

"Look," said Mula Nasruddin, "If you guess the correct number, I'll give you both of them.".

"Five!" said Jalaalludin triumphantly.


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16 May



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30 May


Al-Nisa Tea Party


Runcorn Function Room, 124 Gowan Rd, Runcorn

0410 617 178


6 June


Queensland Muslims Historical Society Exhibition @ Government House

Governor of Queensland

Government House

0435 086 796

10am to 3pm

13 June


International Food Festival

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

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19 June


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3372 1400

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9 July



Lailatul Mehraj

23 July


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28 July



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31 July


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Greek Orthodox Hall, 269 Creek Rd, Mt Gravatt

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Ladies Taleem


Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 20 May from 12pm-1pm at the residence of


Farahnaaz Omar

57 Dandelion Place

Eight Mile Plains

Phone: 3423 0190

All ladies welcome


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
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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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