A four hour long rose preparation marathon was well worth it for the volunteers who gave up there time on Friday night to help prepare 2,000 Roses for Peace. This year sees the second year that Queensland Muslims have banded together to take steps to change the public’s perception of Islam.
A team of 15 volunteers dressed in various shades of purple could be spotted around central Queen Street Mall on Saturday morning. Their aim: distribute roses for peace to the public.
Imam Ahmad Gazaleh summed it up “We do not want to convert people to Islam with this initiative; rather we want to convert their perception about Islam.” Roses in hand, the volunteers enthusiastically began their mission. Along with the roses, white ribbons with the phrase “Islam supports non violence against women” were also distributed.
And just as enthusiastically, the passer-by’s eagerly received their free roses; one lady so overwhelmed by the gesture that she hugged one of the volunteers and began crying, all the while saying how important it was to get this message out there. One hour later, and 2,000 roses less, all the volunteers were feeling positive that their efforts had been well received.
The organisers would like to extend a very big thank-you to all the people who were involved in this initiative – from all the donations, to the ladies and gentlemen who worked constructively on Friday night to get the roses ready for Saturday as well as the volunteers who helped with the distribution on Saturday morning.
“May Allah ta’Allah grant you the best of rewards for your efforts, insha’Allah,” said a spokesperson for the organizing committee.
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Letter to QLD Muslims
Hi there QLD
I just wanted to say thank
you for the rose and thank
you for putting in such an
effort to inject a bit of
kindness in our society even
if it is for a day.
I wish there
were more people like you
attached a picture of three
of your lovely ladies in
their effort to promote
peace and Muslims.
gym! Due to
I am unable
the gym as
as I hoped
to and not
most of my
If you are
is the place
for you! I
which has 6
to go, there
fee which is
want to miss
out on this
me NOW to
2. 3 people
for our call
and 2 part
4. Be able
much so that
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may need to
Some of the
• VIP Iftar
events - BCC
• VIP IFTAR
Islam – ICQ/ADCQ
set down for
7.00pm on 20
the son of
the night of
If you have
I really need help with this, can you please post it
up in this week's newsletter?
Inshala we plan on moving soon and we need
EVERYTHING in our house SOLD!
are all new or near new, beautiful things going dirt
cheap, you name it, I've got it.
I'm selling chandeliers, fine porcelain, bouquets,
vases, lounge set, dinning table, carpets, tv unit,
beds, prams, cots, study, books, book shelf,
electronics, appliances, even our 4x4! I need to
sell them as soon as possible hopefully. I've
reduced everything for quick sale.
If you would like to come and look, please call me
on 0431146486. I live in the Marsden area.
KB says: An unusual and
inspired dessert that I had the pleasure of
indulging in from Ms Suraya Lockhat of Durban,
Earl Grey Creamy Pistachio Ice Cream
1 can Evaporated
2 Earl Grey Tea bags
½ tsp ground elachi/ cardamom
1 can of condensed milk
1 cup double cream
¼ cup fine chopped pistachios plus a handful for
1. In a small saucepan over
medium heat, bring evaporated milk to a simmer
until small bubbles form.
2. Meanwhile, snip the tops of
the tea bags and add to the milk.
3. Whisk in the cardamom.
4. Once the milk is simmering,
turn the heat off, cover and let sit and steep
for 30 minutes.
5. Strain the evaporated milk into a large bowl.
Whisk the condensed milk, cream and pistachios.
6. Pour the mixture into moulds and cover with
cling wrap to avoid freezer burn. Leave them in
the freezer overnight.
7. When you are ready to serve, run the mould
under hot water to loosen it.
Coconut oil is a plant-based oil, which is rich
in saturated fat. I am sure you have heard that
it "helps prevent heart disease and high
cholesterol". This is most definitely not the
Foods rich in saturated fat (such as coconut
oil) are linked with a higher risk of heart
disease, and eating high fat foods makes weight
control harder. Fat has three times more energy
per gram than carbohydrates and protein.
The Heart Foundation recommends avoiding coconut
oil due to its high saturated fat content
(around 85-90% saturated fat!). Saturated fat
increases total cholesterol and LDL (bad)
cholesterol, and increases the risk of heart
The Dieticians Association of Australia
encourages people looking to lose weight and
lower their risk of heart disease to eat a
balanced, healthy diet in line with the
recommendations of the Australian Guide to
Healthy Eating. When it comes to diet and
health, there is no ‘magic bullet’.
DAA also encourages people seeking expert
nutrition advice to look for the Accredited
Practising Dietician (APD) credential when
choosing a nutrition professional. Anyone can
call themselves a ‘dietitian’ – even people with
little or no nutrition qualifications. But the
APD credential is the quality standard for
nutrition and dietetics services in Australia,
as recognised by the Australian Government.
Walking is one of the simplest
and easiest forms of exercises that will
transform your body and life. It is also the
foundation of all of our daily activities. You
can tone muscles, burn calories and look
and feel amazing. If you’re new to exercise,
make sure you start nice and easy and then build
on your walks as time goes by.
Remember your warm-up and
cool-down paces before and after every session.
If you’re an established walker, make sure you
add an extra 5 or so minutes to your walks every
other day, as well
as picking up the pace on days that you are
short of time.
Increase your daily number of
steps whenever you can and opt for incidental
exercise wherever possible (stairs instead of
lifts, etc.). Always have your water bottle at
the ready and enjoy the great outdoors!
WHAT YOU DO EVERY OTHER DAY IS
NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU DO ON A DAILY
BASIS…. SO LETS GET MOVING PEOPLE!
KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS CLASS Venue: Algester Mosque, 48 Learoyd Rd, Algester When: Every Tuesday after Isha
Teacher: Imam Aslam Al Qadri
For any further information please contact me on 0433552409
or ladies can contact Shakira Ayoob on 0449800205.
Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer
The weekly program schedule is as follows:
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.
Kuraby Mosque Tafseer &
Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday
11am - 12.30pm
Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community
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