Sunday, 17 March 2013

 Newsletter 0436




The Islamic Society of Toowoomba has secured a property for establishing the first Mosque in Toowoomba.


The property is situated at 217-221 West St (corner of Stephan St) Toowoomba and is located about 5km from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), less than 1km from Toowoomba hospital and within 2km from the city centre.


The total land size of the property is 2765sqm.


The price is AUD$900,000, excluding 10% GST and about $40k stamp duty.


"The existing church fits our current needs for the first Mosque in Toowoomba. I believe this is a rare opportunity, and we could not afford to miss it," Prof Shahjahan Khan, the founding president of Islamic Society of Toowoomba Inc., told CCN.


"The Muslims in Toowoomba request you to support the fund raising drive through your donations and active involvement and support, " he added.


For more details click here and for a pledge/donation form click here.


Partial view of the property with three existing structures.

Proposed Mosque Building (facing Kaaba)

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Ms Emma Ali Khan with family and friends 

Among the first families back in the 1930's to receive religious education at the Holland Park Mosque, was a young lady named Emma Harcoo.


Her father brought his children by public transport from Hope Island for Quran classes.


Ms Emma Khan has always had a close attachment to the Holland Park Mosque and was among the first ladies to clean up after functions and ensure the Mosque was neat and tidy. When she had children of her own she also brought them to the Mosque for their Islamic education.

In the later years of their life, Emma and her husband, the late Ali Khan, managed to undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca. Ali Khan passed away in 1992 and Emma was cared for by her children.

Emma also was amongst the first committee members of the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ) and has been a member ever since.


Unfortunately due to her age and the onset of Parkinson disease, Emma now resides in the Blue Care Nursing Home in Springwood.


"She misses the contact of her Muslim friends. However, her other needs are well cared for at the Nursing Home she resides in," a friend of the family told CCN.

On Thursday, 14 March Ms Janeth Deen collected Emma for a surprise afternoon tea at IWAQ with some of the friends she had made there. Janeth Deen and Emma's half sister Bibi Ali represented the people she associated with from the Holland Park Mosque and let her know that she was one of the longest living original members of the Society.

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The president of Muslims Australia – AFIC, Mr. Hafez Kassem, welcomed the appointment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis as the 266th pope.


This is a significant period for Catholics across the globe and especially for Catholics in South America as the conclave’s choice of pope is the first non–European Pope since the 8th century.

Mr. Kassem added: “As a man of the people, Pope Francis will bring to the papacy sensitivity and a sense of humility that is reflected in the teachings of all faiths. I congratulate his holiness Pope Francis and extend my hand for continued cooperation and respectful dialogue for the betterment of humanity”.

Also, Mr. Kassem especially congratulated Australian Catholics on this milestone appointment of Pope Francis and looks forward to continued engagement with members and leaders of the Catholic faith.

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A council in Melbourne's outer east has approved a controversial application for the construction of a mosque, in suburban Doveton.

But opponents haven't given up the fight, and plan to appeal.

The issue has divided the local community which fears extremism and violence could follow.





Source: SBS

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Voting for the first phase of the competition ends on Wednesday 20 March and the organizers have hidden the totals for an element of surprise.

Runcorn’s Raihaan Esat is counting on CCN Readers for support which has, so far, been tremendous. Your daily vote in these last few days will make all the difference.

Towards the end of this week, the five Queensland finalists will be announced as they face a gruelling coffee-making contest in front of judges.


The winner will be crowned Queensland champion and gets a shot against the country’s best for title of “Australian Champion.”


Thereafter it is against the best in the world to determine the “World Barista Champion”.


To vote for Raihaan, log on to http://www.baristar.com.au/ then click on “vote for your barista.” This will take you to the page of entrants. Find his profile and click on his vote box. You are allowed one click per day.

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• Sedan
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- New tyres
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Calling Muslim Australian revert/convert women!

Griffith honours student Ebony King is undertaking research into the lived experience of Muslim revert women in Australia.

Ebony urgently needs more participants for her study, so if you can spare the time for two short anonymous interviews, it would be much appreciated.

It is an opportunity to give da'wa and to promote greater understanding of women and Islam in Australia. You must have been Muslim five years or more.

Ebony's number is 0408008925.


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CCN would like to thank the many CCN Readers who offered help and advice in response to last week's readers' requests.



Dear Editor

RE: Last week's CCN article entitled Brisbane' s AIIC School sues Saudi Arabia


The Saudi Arabian ambassador, Hassan Talat NazerIt says its a "long story" involving an administrative mix-up and he was working to solve the problem.

It's been almost 3 years and Hassan Talat Nazzer has not solved the problem but defending in court on the basis of "Diplomatic Immunity" just demonstrates that they do not want to pay for services provided by the Islamic School to foreign Saudi students.

"The last possible thing to think about is money" Hassan talat Nazzer says, but if it is not about money then why are they spending thousands of dollars to defend the case?

If the Saudi students were provided education should they not honour the debt instead of spending money to defend the case?

The barristers and solicitors will not wait for three years to get paid.


(name withheld)

Dear Editor

On behalf of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN), I take this opportunity to thank the many readers of CCN who attended and supported the APAN dinner last week in Brisbane. It was especially pleasing that the full house was drawn from a very diverse range of people.

Funds raised will greatly assist with important advocacy work as part of our democratic process. Part of the proceeds will also support an education program for young children in a Palestinian refugee camp.


David Forde
Executive Member APAN


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Rise of Bosnian mayor with a head scarf challenging assumptions about Islam  

The success of an Bosnian official who wears an Islamic head covering is raising questions about whether it is truly a symbol of repression.


VISOKO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — For years, Bosnian Muslims embraced a form of religion so moderate that many capped dinners during the holy month of Ramadan with an alcoholic drink.

But the bloody war that pitted Muslims here against their Serbian Orthodox and Croatian Catholic neighbours tested the faith of one of the few European countries where Islam is the most common religion. It was once rare to see public expressions of faith on the street.


Now, more women are donning head scarves — and one who does so just became mayor of this small town in the mountains of central Bosnia.


Students study at a classroom in a religious school on the outskirts of Visoko, Bosnia. Many reject the idea that the hijab is a symbol of repression. “When we cover our heads we say, ‘Okay, I’m a Muslim and I’m open,’ ” one said. 

Amra Babic’s election victory in Visoko late last year made her the first mayor in this war-scarred Balkan country, and perhaps all of Europe, to wear the hijab.


Her rise in this river valley town of 46,000 is making inroads for others who have also taken up visible signs of their religion.


And it is challenging assumptions across Europe as societies debate whether to reject as repressive the Islamic practice of women covering themselves or to embrace it in the spirit of moderation.

France banned the niqab, or full-face covering, two years ago. Turkey, which has long put up barriers to observant women in public life, recently eased restrictions on wearing the hijab in public universities. Other countries are debating their policies.

In Bosnia, an inland, rolling country of 3.8 million, Islam was introduced in 1463 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. The hijab has long been a part of the country’s life, especially in rural areas such as Visoko, but it dropped away during more than 40 years of communism. Practicing religion openly in the officially atheist state meant jeopardizing opportunities and jobs.

Many women cite their wartime experiences in their decisions to return to the moderate form of Islam that has defined religious practice for centuries. Some say they felt that Europe and the United States were slow to come to their aid during the war because of concerns over Islamic terrorism, and that their only recourse was God.


Visoko’s mayor, Amra Babic, talks to residents in the streets of the town. An economist, she is quickly making waves in her country for her political acumen.

The war drew jihadists from the Middle East, and there are still pockets of violent religious extremism here.


But many Bosnian Muslims say that the resurgence of moderate religious practice is a counterbalance to the ultraconservative forms practiced at the periphery.

Babic, a trained economist, is quickly making waves in her country for her political acumen. In the short time since she took over the town hall in the middle of November, she has earned a reputation as a tough administrator.


Even jaded observers of Bosnia’s deeply divided political system hold out hope that she could help overcome years of government turmoil that have put the country far behind its rivals, Serbia and Croatia, which are both on a path to joining the European Union.

“I am European, I am Muslim. This is my identity,” she said. The hijab “is what you see on the outside. But the strength is what’s inside, not to do bad deeds. To live my life in honesty, and not to speak the language of hate.”

Source: The Washington Post

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Saudi Arabia may end public beheadings  

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is reportedly looking into dropping public beheadings as a method of execution in the oil-rich kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where a death sentence results in beheading in a public square.

The authoritative daily Al-Watan says in its Sunday edition that the ministerial committee is considering fatal shootings as an alternative.

There have been calls in the kingdom for replacing public beheadings with lethal injections carried out in prisons.

The kingdom executes anyone convicted of murder, armed robbery, rape and trafficking in drugs.

It has executed 15 people so far this year, 76 last year and 79 in 2011.

There was no official confirmation immediately available of the newspaper's report.

Source: News.com

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Supermum Revert Spreads Inspiration of Islam  

Forget fictional characters. True stories featuring inspiring characters are all around us. Amenakin introduces us to one.



She’s sassy. She’s outspoken. She’s opinionated.

And she wears the hijab.

Heather Sandouga is one of those women who constantly defy the stereotype of the so-called ‘oppressed’ Muslim woman – an image we have all grown to expect from mainstream media. Of course, like most Muslim women, Heather doesn’t live her day-to-day life for the purpose of deliberately dispelling misconceptions; her blog posts, YouTube videos and social media content do this effortlessly.

Heather’s highest-viewed YouTube video is titled Why I Chose Islam. It is a sincere account of her life prior to reverting to Islam, and the brief snippets of information that she gives about this time – of her teenage pregnancy and decision to give the baby up for adoption – give the sense of a woman who has persevered through much difficulty and heartache. But Heather’s story isn’t told with a tone of pity or of sorrow or even regret. Instead, she takes the past in her stride and appears to have strengthened her soul with it.

Alongside her YouTube channel, Heather also manages her blog, Delusional Mom, which she regularly updates. It is one of my favourite blogs and always manages to make me laugh, nod in agreement, or feel inspired. Her posts are personable and witty, with a ‘Delusional Mom’ writing style and tone that has readers hooked. From her musings on everyday life events to her son Adam’s hilarious antics, Heather covers topics realistically and candidly. She’s a mum, a writer and a daycare provider, juggling enough to warrant a ‘Supermum’ title!


My mother in law manages to keep her heart bursting with Islam day in and day out – teaching my kids Qur’an as she cooks and cleans


I ask Heather (an inspiring woman herself) who inspires her in her day-to-day life. To me, the most beautiful part of her response is that the first person she mentions is someone who inspires love for her faith:

‘My mother in law,’ she says, ‘manages to keep her heart bursting with Islam day in and day out – teaching my kids Qur’an as she cooks and cleans.’ Then, in her own, endearing story-telling style, she mentions others:

‘I could then move on to my own mother, who is able to take what most people would consider junk and turn it into something of beauty. Her ability to look beyond the rusted and dusty exteriors of people, places and things – to see their beautiful possibilities – is something I strive for.’

After mentioning her close friends, Heather next moves on to a point that brings a smile to my face as I read her heart-warming words:


Finally, there’s my husband. He is my rock, my pillar of strength when I most need it. Without him, I don’t know where I would be. Those long days of Ramadan when I just want to zone out and watch some TV, I’ll come into my living room and see him quietly reading Qur’an – inspiring me to do the same. Or when I hear him wake in the early morning hours to offer his Fajr prayer, inspiring me to do the same. His devotion to his family is infallible – and I admire that. Being with him makes me a better person.

‘Of course, there are my children. Those I’ve born of my own body and those I take care of daily. They inspire me with the everlasting wonder of a child at seeing the dew in the morning or watching a butterfly as it flutters past. My daughter, who’s becoming more and more of a woman every day, reminds me that I am her example and to live my life accordingly. My middle son, who has a quiet presence, reminds me to take a moment to just be and not be constantly on the run. And who could forget my Adam! This child reminds me daily that no amount of planning really matters in the end. The excitement, the energy, the pure curiosity that lives in this child gives me ample inspiration for my blog.

‘Finally, there’s my husband. He is my rock, my pillar of strength when I most need it. Without him, I don’t know where I would be. Those long days of Ramadan when I just want to zone out and watch some TV, I’ll come into my living room and see him quietly reading Qur’an – inspiring me to do the same. Or when I hear him wake in the early morning hours to offer his Fajr prayer, inspiring me to do the same. His devotion to his family is infallible – and I admire that. Being with him makes me a better person.’

Whilst it’s always a joy to be moved by characters in books, often we find individuals who are just as inspiring (if not more) in our real lives.




Source: Aquila Style

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Diverse hijab wearers photographed by artist in London  

A new exhibition taking place at London's Festival Hall aims to show the different sides of the hijab, the head scarf worn by Muslim women.

David Sillito has been to meet the artist behind the project, Sara Shamsavari.




Source: BBC News Entertainment

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KB says: Another incredibly delicious recipe from Safia Casoojee - making it an unprecedented two guest chef appearances in two successive weeks. This time it's a gateau that turned out perfectly soft and moist so much so that it literally melted in your mouth at every spoonful.

 Strawberry Gateau





4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla essence
3 tsp. baking powder
½ cup water (boiled)
¾ cup castor sugar
1¼ cup flour
Pinch of salt
½ cup oil




1. Boil water and mix in oil and keep aside.
2. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy.
3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt twice.
4. Add flour to the egg mixture alternating it with the water mixture while beating.
5. Lastly add vanilla essence.
6. Place mixture in 2 round tins and bake at 180degrees until light brown.
7. Remove from the oven allow it to cool.
8. Slice each round into 2 making it a 4 layer cake.
9. Sandwich all the layers with fresh cream and cut strawberries and decorate the top layer with strawberries and toasted coconut or a topping of your choice.



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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Q: Dear Kareema, I’ve lost a lot of weight over the last few months but now my struggle is to keep it off. Please help by giving me some ideas on staying slim..

A: These are some of the stay-slim habits I try to get my clients to embrace and adhere to in order to maintain a healthy weight

• Controlled portion sizes – A healthy weight is about balancing your kilojoule intake with your kilojoule expenditure. A common ‘mistake’ is to eat when you’re not even hungry and consuming more kilojoules in a day than you need.

• Eat fruit and vegies – They have few kilojoules and contain important vitamins and minerals and are a good source of fibre.

• Choose whole grains over wholemeal.

• Limit fat intake – Eating too much of any type of fat, saturated or otherwise is not good for you.

• Eat at home – Cooking at home allows you to have total control of ingredients for your meals. Plan ahead and shop for fresh ingredients.

• Exercise regularly – Being consistent is key. Mix up aerobic and weight training exercises to build strong muscles. The older we get, the more important it is to build muscle.







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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Jalallaludin wants to get his beautiful wife, Tun Tun, something nice for their first wedding anniversary.


So he decides to buy her a mobile phone.


Tun Tun is excited, she loves her phone.


Jalallaludin shows her and explains to her all the different and varied features on the phone.

The next day Tun Tun goes shopping in the local supermarket.


Her phone rings and it's her husband, "Salaams, Tun Tun, "he says, "how do you like your new phone?"


Tun Tun replies, "I just love it, it's so small and light and your voice is clear as a bell, but there's one feature that I really don't understand though."


"What's that, my dear Tun Tun?" asks Jalallaludin .

"How did you know that I was at KMart?"


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To such as Allah rejects from His guidance, there can be no guide: He will leave them in their trespasses, wandering in distraction.
Surah Al-A'raf 7:186


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 If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

~ Lao Tzu


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16 & 17 March

Sat & Sun

Tafseer Surah Taha - the Chronicles of Moses

AlKauthar Institute

Griffith University Nathan Campus


8am  to 6.45pm

28 March


Lecture: True Love by Bilal Dannoun

Khalil Abu Khawla

Ummah United Centre, 3 Harris Rd, Underwood

0425 811 150

7pm to 10pm

29 March


Lecture - Fiqh of Marriage by Bilal Dannoun

Khalil Abu Khawla

Ummah United Centre, 3 Harris Rd, Underwood

0425 811 150

9am to 12pm

6 April


3rd Annual AMYN Islamic Convention: Bonds of Attraction



Sunnah Inspirations



9am to 6pm

5 May


International Food Festival 2013

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

11 May


Sisters' House Fund Raising Dinner & Auction

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0431 747 356


18 May


Ladies Healthy Living Workshop

Springwood Community Hall, Springwood

0401 959 295

1.30pm to 4.30pm

19 May


ICQ Annual Qur'an Competition

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


26 May


CresWalk 2013


Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


2 June


QLD Nasheed Competition

Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ)


0402 575 410


6 June



Lailatul Mehraj

9 June


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


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16 June


Inter-Madrassah Soccer Tournament

Islamic Council of QLD

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24 June



Lailatul Bhahraat

11 July


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5 August



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8 August



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28 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of QLD

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16 October




 TBA 2013


Aashooraa Day


NB: The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib.

Therefore, except for lailatul mehraj, lailatul baraat and lailatul qadr – these dates

refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.


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Algester Mosque


Venue: Algester Mosque
When: Every Tuesday Morning
Time: 9:30am to 11am
Teacher: Imam Aslam Al Qadri
1st topic: Understanding Hijab and it's significance in Islam/ Implementing the sunnah in everyday life, eg the sunnah of eating, sleeping, interaction with people socially etc etc.......

For any further information please contact me on 0433552409 or ladies can contact Shakira Ayoob on 0449800205.

Seeker's Circle




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
Wednesdays: Tafseer

The above lessons will start at 7:30 pm 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: Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 13 June
Wednesday 20 November

Commencing at 6.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)



For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au



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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

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

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