Sunday, 9 June 2013

 Newsletter 0448




Since its announcement a few weeks ago that it would temporarily suspend publication over the next six months, CCN has been inundated with requests to keep it running and overwhelmed by the many generous offers of assistance, support and suggestions to help with its continuity over this period.


Many alternatives have been offered and after due consideration of all of them it has been decided, in the interests of its readers and the integrity of the publication, that CCN will continue on a "best effort" basis.


While every attempt will be made to maintain weekly and timely regularity and quality, we ask readers to bear with any shortfalls that may arise on account of the "tyranny of distance and digital infrastructure" during this time.  


CCN will continue to be reliant on input, updates and contributions from its readers but even more so during this period. Please keep them coming to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


Look out for the new CCN logo to be introduced in a fortnight's time and get a "behind the scene" glimpse into the weekly crafting of CCN.

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The Crescents of Brisbane Team and Kuraby Lions hosted a citizenship ceremony on Sunday at the Kuraby State School in which 150 new citizens of Australia took their pledges before presiding officer, Graham Perrett MP, Member for Moreton.


Mr. David Forde was the Master of Ceremonies, and Cr Kim Marx and Dr Mustafa Ally of Crescents of Brisbane spoke on the value, meaning, rights and obligations of taking on the citizenship of this country.


The Karen Kagaroos singing group entertained the audience with traditional Australian staples.


This has been the first time in the history of Queensland that a Muslim organization has been a part of hosting such an event, and incoming Lions Club of Kuraby President David Forde praised the success of the ceremony that was built on a partnership between the two organisations.


"While this was not the first time we have come together as one to serve the community, we certainly look forward to building on these activities into the future," he told CCN.

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The Islamic College of Brisbane Fete is being held today (SUNDAY 9th JUNE) starting at 12 noon.

A great day for families and individuals has been organised....rides for the kids, a terrific variety of stalls and different ethnic cuisines.


The entertainment program can be found here.

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By CCN's Man-on-the Musallah 

There was standing room only in the former Salvation Army Church Hall on Sunday as the Member for Griffith, former Prime Minister of Australia and former Foreign Minister of the country, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, took centre stage at the Open Day of the Islamic Society of Holland Park (ISOHP)


Reminiscent of the fate of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the premises, just across the road from the century old Mosque, had fallen into a state of disrepair but, with the help of the  Ummah United Brothers, the hall was transformed into an Islamic Centre with vestiges of the Salvation Army's religious icons covered over with framed Islamic scripts dotted around the newly renovated walls.


Master of Ceremonies, Dr Mustafa Ally, began the formal proceedings by explaining the purpose of the Open Day as a milestone event in the history of the Holland Park Mosque held to celebrate the acquisition of the new properties that would "realize the potential of the whole Holland Park community in many ways", and to thank the many people who helped with donations and support to help raise the $2M in record time. .


The line up of speakers included  Mr Ismail Cajee (president ISOHP), Mr Kevin Rudd MP (Member for Griffith), Mr Graham Perrett MP (Member for Moreton), Mr Malcolm Cole (LNP Candidate for Moreton), Cr Krista Adams (Councillor for Wishart), Mr Paul Stewart (Assistant Police Commissioner), Hon Gary Hardgrave (former LNP Member for Moreton and presenter on Radio 4BC), Mr Sultan Deen (Islamic Community Liaison), Mr Gaffar Deen (vice-president ISOHP) and Mr Hussin Goss (president of the Islamic Society of Gold Coast). Imam Uzair Akbar, the Imam of the Holland Park Mosque, led the closing prayer.


Everyone of the over 1000-strong crowd that turned up was treated soon after to butter chicken and rice, and a BBQ that was co-ordinated with military precision by Mr Habib Deen.

Photos supplied by Farooq Dhudia

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Dr Anver Omar returned to Brisbane from South Africa, a little worse for ware, a few days after a gruelling 97km Comrades Marathon uphill run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.


Dr Omar told CCN: "I usually have a couple of hours to spare but this time scraped in with just 10 mins to go on the (12 hour) clock cajoling, guiding and swearing (son) Yusuf to a finish in what was described as one of the warmest and windiest runs for a long time with many more then usual not finishing the race. Yusuf was grossly under-trained with a mere 100 km on the training clock as opposed to my 1,200 km."


Yusuf, who is a reporter with eNCA in South Africa, filed his version of the run:


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Logan Street Doctor is an after hours mobile doctor’s van that provides healthcare access for the vulnerable and homeless.


It organises after hours support at identified locations alongside Rosies’ and Fishes & Loaves vans and hostels and parks.


Dr Adel El-Mezin and other local Muslim doctors are part of this initiative.


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Haifaa Al-Mansour - PanellistAmongst this week's panellists is Haifaa Al-Mansour the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of its most significant cinematic figures.

International acclaim for her 2005 documentary Women Without Shadows influenced a new wave of Saudi filmmakers, and made the issue of opening cinemas in the kingdom front-page news.

Wadjda, Haifaa’s fiction-film debut, is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. The film premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival to wide critical claim.

Haifaa was named one of Variety magazine's Ten Directors to Watch in 2013, establishing her as an important talent emerging from the Arab World. 

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Australian International Islamic College

Sergeant Jim Bellos and students of the month: Osama Alotaibi Yr 2; Hareerah Bunyadi PREP and Tanzil Adam PREP


Wisdom College

Student of the Week

Grade 2 Zeliha Gelim; Grade 4 Islam Lakhal; Grade 7 Faisal Hassen


Student of the Month
Prep: Hamza Dogan; Grade 1: Huzeyfe Coskun; Grade 4: Adam Alameddine; Grade 6: Moshen Moussa

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Last year, Zuleka Latif (better known as Julu) from the Gold Coast sent iftaar money to Peshawar to provide Ramadaan packages of non-perishable food for hundreds of poor families in the remote villages of Pakistan.

This was highly appreciated by the less fortunate and she is hosting this project again this year due to its success last year.

Julu would like to transfer the money before the end of Shabaan so that all food can be purchased, packed and distributed by The Noor Education Trust, just before the start of Ramadaan.
Cash can be placed in an envelope labelled IFTAAR and handed either directly to Julu on the Gold Coast (phone 5576 6836 or 0400 142 786) or to Shamshad in Brisbane (phone 3345 4484 or 0421 326 376).
Alternately, a direct debit can be made to the account below clearly stating IFTAAR DONATION as the reference.

Acc name: Zuleka Latif
Acc Number 676328
BSB 064-117
BANK Commonwealth

Closing date for donations is 15th June 2013.

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Call 0402 026 786 to claim the following items picked up at Orleigh Park after CresWalk2013.


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Jodie Stephens 

IF YOU believe the bigots, Muslims are Australia's privileged minority.

They are slowly taking over the country through halal food and Islamic prayer.

The effects of September 11, the Bali bombings, and attacks that followed, continue to ripple through Australian society. Now, with each terrorist attack, you can expect prejudiced, inflammatory diatribes from the usual suspects. Alan Jones, for example, shocked no one following April's Boston bombings when he used it as reason to ban foreign students coming to Australia.

But in the wake of the Woolwich attack last month, in which a British soldier was killed on a London street by two Islamic extremists, it has been more disturbing to see the Muslim slander hasn't been confined to shock jocks. It has bled into my social circle. Social media posts from good friends, who have always been open- minded and compassionate, have taken an anti-Muslim slant. Medical professionals, teachers and social workers, who abhor racism and homophobia, somehow think portraying Muslims as terrorists is OK.

Equally concerning is the lack of reaction to these posts - barely a digital shrug. This stands in stark contrast to any discriminatory comments posted following the abuse of Adam Goodes at a football game last weekend, when any racist commenters were quickly questioned, criticised and pulled into line.

The existence of halal food does not equal a privileged minority. According to a Newcastle University study published in 2011, the unemployment rate of Muslim Australians between 19 and 24 years old is 18 per cent, compared to 9 per cent of non- Muslims. Once Muslim men reach the age of 65, they are four times more likely to be unemployed. This, despite the fact they are more likely to have a university degree.

There's also the fear, isolation and vulnerability. In 2003, the Human Rights Commission reported that Australian Muslim women were afraid to walk their children to school for fear of being abused, spat on or mocked. In a survey conducted by the commission, Australian Muslims told of having stones thrown at them, dogs set upon them, cars driven at them, and being physically grabbed and assaulted in supermarkets.

Overall, it paints a pretty bleak picture for a community that is overwhelmingly peaceful. And in victimising them, we create the best possible opportunity for Islamic extremists. A report released by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies in 2009 suggested Muslims were more likely, through discrimination and economic disadvantage, to feel isolated from Australian society, leading to higher rates of crime and imprisonment, and potentially leading to religious and non- religious radicalism.

So, it's up to us then - we play a role too. Not through ignorant campaigns against Muslims converting people through halal food and Islamic prayer in schools, but through support, education, compassion and understanding.

You may not agree. But next time you criticise and judge an entire community, ask yourself who the real bad guy is.

Source: The Examiner

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The federal government has set aside $700,000 for community programs that tackle extremism. This year’s Building Community Resilience grants program will focus on internet-based projects that get the anti-radicalisation message out to the community.


The federal government has set aside $700,000 for community programs that tackle extremism.

This year’s Building Community Resilience grants program will focus on internet-based projects that get the anti-radicalisation message out to the community.

The new money comes as the last community project, which involved mentoring young Muslim people, came to an end.

Nine men and women graduated from the program, which taught them leadership and media skills, while giving them confidence to call out misconceptions when they’re confronted by them.

Twenty-four year old Muhammed Veysel Tapci finished the course, saying there’s a lot of misinformation in society about Islam.

“We are the majority who believe in Australian qualities and values.”

Head of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, Hass Dellal, says the Muslim community is working behind-the-scenes to fight radicalisation. “We don’t see the number and level of programs that are happening at a grass-roots level to address these issues".

He says young people respond to their peers, and that’s why programs like this are so valuable.

Applications for the next round of funding are now open, and will close on June 28.

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Imam Khalid, Haji Athar Shah (ISGC-Liaison Officer), Haji Hussain Baba (ISGC-Secretary) Consul General Niels Marquardt and Haji Abbas Khokhar (ISGC- Committee Member)

Consul General Niels Marquardt, members of the Islamic Society and guests.




The US Consul General Niels Marquardt visited the Gold Coast Masjid on 7th June (Friday). He was met by the members of the ISGC- Management Committee and the Gold Coast Community. A sumptuous lunch was prepared for the Consul General's visit and he specially enjoyed the curry. The Consul General was very pleased with the reception and he is looking forward to visiting Gold Coast in the near future.

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Members of the Bangladeshi Community of Brisbane with Mr David Forde hand Mr. Graham Perrett MP, Member for Moreton, a petition on the plight of their countrymen enduring human rights violation in their homeland. A copy of the 1400 signatures collected will be presented to Federal Parliament and the Foreign Minister.

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French politician may face racism charges

EU Parliament committee votes to remove immunity from far-right leader Marine Le Pen over remarks made against Muslims.

PARIS: Marine Le Pen, the head of France's far-right National Front party, could face charges over racist remarks aimed at the Muslim community in France.

A European Parliament committee voted to remove Le Pen's immunity from prosecution earlier this week, a parliament spokesman said on Saturday, as France seeks to prosecute her over remarks likening Islamic prayers to the Nazi occupation.

The closed-door vote by the judicial affairs committee was a simple recommendation to parliament, which will make a definitive decision on June 11, according to spokesman Jaume Duch.

If ratified, authorities in France can pursue allegations of racism against the far-right leader. A source told AFP news agency that the committee vote was "very unfavourable" toward Le Pen.

In November, French authorities asked the European Parliament to lift Le Pen's immunity as a politician so that she could be prosecuted for remarks made in a speech to supporters in December 2010.

In the speech, Le Pen denounced Muslim praying out on the streets.

"For those who like to talk about World War II, to talk about occupation, we could talk about, for once, the occupation of our territory," said Le Pen.

"There are no armoured vehicles, no soldiers, but it is an occupation all the same and it weighs on people."

'Speaking the truth'

Prosecutors in Lyon, where the speech took place, opened an investigation into the remarks for "inciting racial hatred" in January 2011 following a complaint from an anti-racism group.

As with many national parliaments, members of the European Parliament are immune from criminal and civil liability for opinions expressed as part of their duties, unless the chamber votes to lift the immunity.

Florian Philippot, the party's vice president, said that he would wait for the full parliament's vote, adding that it would be unheard of if Le Pen lost her immunity "for having spoken the truth about the [Muslim] prayers in the streets which still take place.... the French do not like when people hide the truth from them”.

Le Pen took over the National Front from her father, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has several convictions for racism and anti-Semitism.

Marine Le Pen, who was first elected to the European Parliament in 2004, won 18 percent of the vote in the first round of France's presidential election in April 2012. It was the party's highest-ever result.


Source: Al Jazeera

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Princess of Jordan awarded Naz Legacy Foundation Fellowship

(L-R) Sir Edward Lister, Lynton Crosby, Sadiq Khan, Boris Johnson, Princess Badiya, Dominic Grieve, Ed Davey and Hina Bokhari


UK: The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, awarded Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan the inaugural Naz Legacy Foundation Honorary Education Fellowship at the Annual Naz Legacy Foundation Reception on April 24, in recognition of her work as Founder Chairman of Mosaic programme.

The Prince of Wales, in a video message, congratulated the Naz Legacy Foundation on its work to promote excellence in education.

Johnson also congratulated Director of Naz Legacy Foundation, Harris Bokhari, for the work the Foundation does in supporting key initiatives and charities.

The event, held at the Living Room at City Hall, brought together over 175 leading educationalists, philanthropist and politicians to celebrate the legacy of Naz Bokhari, the first Muslim Head Teacher in the UK. Other speakers included the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey, Attorney General Dominic Grieve, Deputy Mayor Sir Edward Lister, Co-Founder of CTF Partners, Lynton Crosby and Chair of DCD Group, Shabir Randeree.

Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor Sadiq Khan praising Bokhari for organising “this fantastic event” and recognition given to Princess Badiya by the Naz Legacy Foundation.

The event included video messages of support from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband.


Source: Muslim News

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Police investigating whether London Islamic centre fire was 'racially-motivated'

An Islamic centre was daubed with EDL graffiti before being set alight in what is being treated as a possible racially motivated attack.



UK: Counter-terrorism police are investigating the blaze at the al-Rahma Islamic Centre near Muswell Hill in north London, which took hold in the early hours of Wednesday. It remained unclear what started the fire but dark-coloured graffiti reading EDL — an abbreviation for the far-Right English Defence League — was found on the wall.

The spray-painted lettering was described as being about 1ft high.

Ahmed Mohamed, 40, a youth worker at the centre, said: “When I saw the fire I said straight away, 'This has been done on purpose’. The back wall collapsed within 10 minutes. A neighbour heard a bang, so maybe it was a petrol bomb.”

It was not the first time the centre had been targeted, he said. Its windows were smashed after the London terrorist attacks of July 7 2005, and again in August 2011, he said. In the second attack, the back wall was also smashed in, he said.

Ahmed Sheiba, 22, another volunteer at the centre, said his colleague had entered the building after the fire started and seen more EDL graffiti inside.



The Telegraph

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Saudi prince spends 15m euros at Disney

A SAUDI prince has spent 15 million euros ($A20.23 million) for three days of fun at Disneyland near Paris to celebrate his degree

Prince Fahd al-Saud (pictured left) booked entire areas of the park between May 22 and 24 for his 60-odd guests. The festivities included tailor-made events involving "rare Disney characters", the sources said.

Special security was put in place for the prince, one of the park's top customers.

The theme park attracted 16 million visitors last year, but Euro Disney has not made any profits since it opened 20 years ago.

In the six months to March, the group had a net loss of 89.1 million euros compared with a loss of 11.8 million euros in the same period last year.

Source: Courier Mail

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

Editor's Choice

And the Mountains Echoed


Khaled Hosseini


Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times- bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.


With profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion – and moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos – Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways that we help our loved ones in need and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.


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

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


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

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


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

The CCN Readers' Book Club


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KB says: With winter at our doorsteps, I have had a number of requests to repeat this recipe from a year ago. The one enhancement I have made since then to an otherwise perfect recipe is to add half a cup of vermicelli noodles half an hour before serving.

 Spicy Thai Chicken Soup




2 tab olive or coconut oil
½ kg Cubed chicken fillets
1 onion sliced
½ tsp green chillies
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp salt
5 cups of water
2 pieces of lemon grass
2 Bay leaves
2 Tab lemon juice
200ml coconut milk
200ml coconut cream
1 Tab Worcester sauce
2 Tab chopped water chestnuts
I pkt white onion soup powder
1 Tab fresh coriander for garnishing 




1. Heat oil and stir fry the onion for 1 minute and then add the chicken with the salt, lemon pepper and green chillies.

2. When the chicken is cooked, add water and the remaining ingredients with the exception of the onion powder.

3. Boil until it becomes ¾ of its quantity.

4. Then add the onion soup paste (cold water must added to the powder to make it into a paste.)

5. Then boil further until it becomes half its quantity and thick, if you would like the soup thicker boil further until it’s the consistency you like.

6. When the soup is done, remove lemon grass and bay leaf and before serving sprinkle with fresh coriander. 


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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Can I lower my cholesterol through dietary changes?

Research shows it is possible to lower your blood cholesterol level through dietary changes. This is great news as many people prefer to adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce their cholesterol level with the view of potentially avoiding or reducing their reliance on medication.

The keys to lowering blood cholesterol levels through dietary changes include:

Eating the right type and amount of fat

Reducing saturated fat and replacing it with healthy fats can help lower cholesterol levels.


For example:

• Snack on nuts and seeds instead of commercial cakes, biscuits and pastries
• Use oils such as olive and canola oil, or margarines in cooking instead of butter
• Choose reduced-fat dairy products

Eating the right type and amount of fibre

A diet rich in fibre can help lower cholesterol levels. Ensure you are getting enough fibre each day by having two serves of fruit, five serves of vegetables and choosing wholegrain breads and cereals.

Weight management

If you are overweight, losing weight can help lower cholesterol levels.

Include plant sterols

Plant sterol enriched products, such as margarine spreads, milk and cheese, can help reduce cholesterol levels.

A note on dietary cholesterol

Research shows that reducing dietary cholesterol from foods such as eggs has a much smaller effect on reducing blood cholesterol levels than reducing saturated fat intake. The Heart Foundation recommends six eggs a week can be included as part of a diet low in saturated fat for all Australians.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian can help you to identify and make dietary and lifestyle changes to reduce your cholesterol levels.


Need an answer to a question on nutrition?

Send your question to Fathima Abdoola at  fathima.abdoola@uqconnect.edu.au

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


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Stretching is a very important part of an exercise regimen as it helps lengthen the muscles, warms them up for training and assists with post-workout recovery.

It also helps the cardiovascular system return to it’s resting state. By slowing your pace and stretching, blood will flow back to the heart and not pool in the
exercised muscles.

Stretching helps prevent muscle stiffness and can improve flexibility. Try adding a Body Balance, Pilates or Yoga class to your workout schedule and feel the difference.







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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A blind man enters a kebab shop, orders a regular kebab and yells, "Hey, you all, want to hear a great Nasruddin joke ?"

In a deep husky voice the man next to him says: "Before you tell that joke, my friend, do you know five things about this kebab shop?

The man serving you is a Nasruddin, the man at athe door is a Nasruddin, I'm 6 feet tall, weigh 120Kgs - a Nasruddin with a black belt in Martial Arts, the fourth man sitting next to me is also Nasruddin, who is a weight-lifter and the fifth man to your right is also a Nasruddin and a World Champion wrestler.

Now think about it.  Do you still want to tell that joke?"

The blind man thinks for a second and declares, "No chance! Who is going to explain it 5 times??



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Allah commands you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due; and when you judge between man and man, that you judge with justice: verily how excellent is the teaching which He gives you! For Allah is He Who hears and sees all things.
Surah An-Nisaa 4:58


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This world is like a shadow:

Run after it and you never be able to catch it;

Turn your back against it and it has no choice but to follow you.

~ Ibn Al-Qayyim


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9 June


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB)

0402 794 253

All day

11 June


Annual General Meeting

Muslim Business Network

Acro Accounting, Portal Office Park, Unit 5A, 2994 Logan Road, Underwood

0422 191 675


15 June


AIIC Family Fun Night

Australian International Islamic College

724 Blunder Rd, Durack

3372 1400


22 June


The Pillars of Mercy: The Fiqh of Zakat & Ramadan

Al Kauthar Institute of Brisbane

Griffith University Nathan Campus



22/23 June


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Islamic Books & Clothing, Melbourne

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0415 800 967

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22/23 June


Islamic Courses


Wisdom College, Calamvale

3711 9821


24 June



Lailatul Bhahraat

6 July


Community Fun Day


Svoboda Park, KURABY

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11am to 4pm

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5 August



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8 August



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9 August




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24 August


ISD Eidnite 2013

Islamic Society of Darra (ISD)

Darra Mosque



28 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


6 October


International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

Wally Tate Park

0422 191 675

10am to 9pm

16 October




 TBA 2013


Aashooraa Day

26 January 2014


International Food Festival 2014

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque, 144 Allied Drive, Arundel

0416 212 541

8am to 8pm


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, 48 Learoyd Rd, Algester
When: Every Tuesday after Isha
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.


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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Sunnah Inspirations

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

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque


Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

      www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)
      www.icb.qld.edu.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)
      www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
      www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)
      www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)
Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter

Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  Always with you on the road to goodness

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Society of Darra

Qld Muslims Volunteers

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH)

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

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