EST. 2004


Sunday 14 January 2018 | Issue 0688


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Hussin Goss of iCare and Riyaad Ally of Muslim Aid Australia

The ongoing drought in western Queensland has impacted local farmers severely as they struggle to support their livestock and their families.

Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) has partnered with the Muslim Charitable Foundation, Islamic Society of Gold Coast, and ICare to help Aussie farmers in their time of need by trucking hay bales from the border of Victoria and New South Wales to farmers in west Queensland.

Farmers impacted by drought often struggle to ask for help and many due to the financial strain of trying to keep the farm afloat also battle mental health issues.

Due to the overwhelming support from the Australian Muslim community MAA was able to collect $4,000 to deliver 2 trucks of hay bales to the farmers.

The hay bales will travel from Darlington Point, NSW to Cunnamalla, QLD on 26th January 2018.

The team at MAA would to thank all of the generous donors and supporters for their help in making this possible.




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Successful recipients for the events round of the Palaszczuk Government’s Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program have been announced, with the Islamic Council of Queensland receiving funding to support Eid Down Under.

Duncan Pegg MP, Member for Stretton, said it was fantastic to see our cultural diversity on show through the fabulous array of festivals and events.


One event being supported locally through the multicultural grants program in 2018 is Eid Down Under which has successfully secured $8000 in
funding from the program.

Mr Pegg said, “Eid Down Under is a festival celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic religious holiday which follows the 30 days of fasting observed by Muslims in Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important celebrations on the Muslim calendar.”

“ICQ do a great job organising this major local event. It has the highest attendance of any local festival held in the electorate of Stretton, and is attended by over 20 000 people of all faiths and backgrounds every year,” he said.

“I always look forward to attending Eid Down Under to speak to locals and enjoy great food and company. It is a great family event and there are plenty of rides for the kids. I look forward to attending again this year,” he said.

“These grants provide a much-needed boost for our local community groups and organisations to deliver the fantastic events that they always do.”
“Local residents, businesses and tourism operators welcome the positive vibe that these events bring.”

“It’s important for us to celebrate and acknowledge our diverse communities through these events and I’m very much looking forward to attending as many of them as I can next year.”

Multicultural Affairs Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said more than $700,000 has been allocated to help organisations deliver a total of 113 multicultural festivals and cultural celebrations across Queensland in 2018.

“Queensland has a proud and vibrant multicultural heritage and our diversity is one of our state’s greatest strengths,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“In fact, we come from more than 200 different cultural backgrounds, speak more than 220 languages and follow over 100 faiths.”

“That’s something we should all be proud of and celebrate and what better way of doing that than getting involved in celebrations that recognise the many cultures that call Stretton home.”

Mr Hinchliffe said the Palaszczuk Government would double funding for the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program over the next three years, honouring a key election commitment.

“This means $6 million will be available for multicultural events and projects over three years from 2018-19,” he said.




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Report by Humza Pradhan    

Over the past month, the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) has been busy helping the most vulnerable people in our community. We have provided emergency accommodation for three ladies who have experienced traumatic events in their lives. This has given them the opportunity to try and normalise their lives and then find suitable accommodation elsewhere.

We have been helping a young man since his arrival from Iraq 4 years ago. He suffers from multiple injuries to his legs inflicted from bomb blasts. He has undergone numerous surgeries overseas and again here in Australia. MCF has always assisted him with surgery fees, hospital care and specialist appointments. He now needs to see another Neurosurgeon for a spinal condition. He also has an appointment with a Podiatrist to have custom made footwear. Due to his low income from Centrelink he is unable to afford these expensive surgeries. He is in constant pain and cannot wait for help within the public system.

We have been paying rent for several families whose visas have been rejected and are now appealing in the courts. During this long process, they are denied all benefits and have to rely on various charities for food, basic necessities and pay the rent or face eviction.

We can only imagine the hopelessness and stress this must cause for these families.

The cases mentioned above are but a few of the many cases we deal with almost on a daily basis. Your continued support ensures that the most vulnerable people in our Community receive the help they most need.
To donate to MCF, please use the electronic banking details on our website.

May Allah bless both the MCF volunteers and all the people who donate.
Without your support, community assistance like this would not be possible.
A reminder that all money donated to MCF is received by those in need. MCF has no paid staff and no admin fees. Donations made to MCF are 100% tax deductible, simply request a receipt.




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The Logan Roos Football club is a Muslim community owned club that is supported by the Islamic Council of QLD.

The club operates out of Woodridge and offers low cost registration fees so that all members of the community are able to join.

A Fundraising Soccer Carnival this Sunday, 14th of January will be held to raise some money for the club. Please attend and support.

In support of the Soccer Carnival, the Islamic Council of Queensland is offering a gift certificate to recently arrived Refugee and Migrants*. This certificate can be used at all food stalls on the day!


Please feel free to share this with your recently arrived friends. They can pick one up on the day from the ICQ stall (Next to the jumping castle)

For more information call 0456 426 523

*Terms and conditions apply.




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Following Cassie Cohen and Jackson Bursill on their marathon a day (see last week's CCN), here is another story:


'If I walk into a forest and only see one colour, it will not be a beautiful forest. But if I walk into a forest and see lots of different colours, then the forest is beautiful. That is a multicultural society.'

Story 46: Ali - came to Australia by boat in 1999, fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was able to bring his wife and 5 children to Australia in 2005. Have a watch to hear what his kids have gone on to do!






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The aim of this newsletter is to provide weekly updates on events and projects which have happened or will happen in the following weeks in our Muslim Community. This includes family and fundraising events, updates on the Gold Coast Dawah Centre, as well as engagements with our local community.




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Tensions have long been high over the Chinese government’s influence and continued crackdowns on the cultural identity of the Uighur ethnic group



Chinese tourists pose with a Uighur performer in Kashgar’s old town. The historic trading city in north-west China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region has been the heart of the Uighur civilisation – a Turkic ethnic group – for centuries






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There are approximately 1.84 billion Muslims in the world today, making up 24.38% of the world’s population, or just under one-quarter of mankind. As well as being citizens of their respective countries, they also have a sense of belonging to the ‘ummah’, the worldwide Muslim community.

The Muslim500 publication sets out to ascertain the influence some Muslims have on this community, or on behalf of the community. Influence is: any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim world. Note that the impact can be either positive or negative, depending on one’s point of view of course.




"He who believe's that the Qur'an and Sunnah are obstacles in the path of development or progress, has not read the Qur'an or did not understand the Qur'an."

HM King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud


King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

HM King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud was proclaimed the seventh king of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2015, after the passing of King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz. He had previously held the position of Crown Prince since June 2012. King Salman’s influence comes from being the absolute monarch of the most powerful Arab nation and is manifested by the role


Saudi Arabia plays in three critical areas:

1. having the two holy cities of Makkah and Madina, which millions of Muslims visit throughout the year;

2. exporting crude oil and refined petroleum products, which ensures its central international role, and

3. propagating Islam through its huge da’wa network, which makes its influence felt in all Muslim countries.


On June 21st, 2017, King Salman removed his nephew, Mohammad bin Nayef, as Crown Prince of the Kingdom and appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.





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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs



A climate of inaction; what are Muslims doing?

by Faseeha Hashmi



The Quran frequently encourages us to reflect on the natural world around us while describing the partition of the two major oceans and the peg-like mountain tops as an example.

But how often do we Muslims pause to think about the impact we have on our environment? It’s an important question, that begs our attention now more than ever.

For people whose faith emphasises the need to prepare ourselves for the hereafter, it really makes you wonder how much preparation have we done with polluted waterways and plastic-filled lands.

What kind of world will our children come to inherit?

While the many marched on with the Paris Climate Change Accord, the rest of the world certainly can not afford to be left behind looking hopelessly to President Donald Trump for solutions.



As Muslims, we are told to lead by example, and that like all people, we are vicegerents of the earth.

Quranic verses and hadith endorse the practice for believers to protect trees and water sources, even in wartimes and to be sensitive enough not to harm the tiniest of ants.

So why are Muslims not leading the struggle in environmental conservation?

According to CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide Naser Haghamed, the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims should recognise that we have plenty to contribute. He says that a “strange paradox exists within the Muslim world” which represents more than a fifth of the world’s population but also inhabits regions most affected by a changing climate.

Therefore, if we do not act, Muslims around the world will be amongst the most severely affected by global warming.  




Australia’s gambling industry needs major reform
By Dr Daud Batchelor



Australians imagine themselves as larrikins who would bet money on which of two flies climbing a wall would be first?

It is unsurprising then to discover that Australians have the world’s largest gambling losses per head, far ahead of Hong Kong and Singapore.

Australians gambled away $23 billion in 2015 – three times per head more than New Zealanders, 7.5 times more than the British and 10 times more than Americans.



Our politicians should stop this nonsense.

A different scenario would be evident in some Islamic-minded Muslim countries where leaders are responsible for uplifting well-being, especially of weaker citizens.

One Shari’ah legal maxim states that the Amir’s performance is judged by reference to people’s welfare (maslahah). This is the most important criterion to evaluate government success or failure. 




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History of Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)









Celebrities who stood up for Muslims in 2017








OnePath Network






JAM 'EYYATUL QURRAN' (JEQ South Africa) Banquet

Keynote address by Hafith Abu Bakr Muhammed









ISRA Graduation 2017








Hijab or No Hijab?

MTV Decoded










It is the usual policy of CCN to include notices of events, video links and articles that some readers may find interesting or relevant. Such notices are often posted as received. Including such messages/links or providing the details of such events does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by CCN of the contents therein.


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 12 January 2018

TOPIC"Divine Principles (Sunan Ilahiyya)"
IMAM: Imam Ahmed Naffa











Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 12 January 2018

TOPIC"Abstain from wrong" PART 4

IMAM: Uzair Akbar











Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 12 January 2018

TOPIC: "Introducing Al Tadhkirah"

IMAM: Akram Buksh










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 12 January 2018

TOPIC: "It is a Matter of Hearts & Actions"

IMAM: Mossad Issa










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 12 January 2018

TOPIC: "The three qualities of Islam"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar


Listen to the Kuthbah








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 12 January 2018

TOPIC: "Upbringing of children"

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali



Past Kuthba recordings





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The Dear community leaders,

Best wishes for the new year to you and your communities.

As community liaison offices we were often approached in relation to the religious visa worker visa questions, waiting time, processes etc.

With the approaching Ramadan celebration in a few months we would like to provide you and your communities with the information that would assist you to understand the process for the religious workers coming to Australia on a temporary basis.

In order to cover all the areas of question/interest, can you please send me your questions latest by next Friday 19 January 2018.

Thank you for your cooperation and we are looking forward to hear from you

Community Liaison Officer - Queensland State Office
Stakeholder Engagement and Citizenship Ceremonies Section I Family and Citizenship Program Branch
Visa and Citizenship Services Group
Department of Home Affairs


Oldest Saudi man passes away at the age of 147



SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Sheikh Ali Al-Alakmi died in Abha last weekend at the age of 147.

The oldest Saudi man had his own special diet and hated riding cars, to the extent that he went to Mecca on foot.

Sheikh al-Alkami, witnessed the reign of Ali bin Mohammed bin Aa’id, Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Aa’ad and Hasan bin Aa’ad.

He was 38 when King Abdulaziz bin Saud declared Asir part of Saudi Arabia.

According to Yahya al-Alekami, a family member, Sheikh Ali always ate from his farm, organic grains, wheat, maize, barley and honey.

He ate fresh meat from his farm animals, and refused to eat at the festivities, or touch processed food.

Yahya added that Sheikh Ali never deserted the Quran, and preferred walking over any modern mode of transport.

Sheik suffered the loss of a son and daughter during his lifetime.

Before his death, Sheikh said: “Life was beautiful in the past. Today, things and people are very different. No one is left of my generation, so I feel lonely among people”.

The 147-year-old recently suffered a brain stroke that lead to a decline in his health and an end to his long life. 

CII Radio


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Austrian President condemns online abuse of New Year baby Asel 


Asel Tamga was born just after midnight on January 1, 2018


AUSTRIA: Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has voiced support for a Muslim couple who suffered a barrage of abuse on social media following the birth of their child on New Year's Day.

Asel Tamga was born just after midnight on January 1, 2018 in Vienna and hailed as a New Year's baby by the German-speaking world.

As part of an annual tradition around New Year babies, the family had their photo featured in a number of Austrian news outlets.

But what had been a joyous occasion quickly turned to horror as people wrote racist, abusive and hateful comments about their new baby online.

Austrian newspaper Heute said a number of users had flooded their Facebook page with hateful comments.

"I'm hoping for a sudden child death" and "shovel the scum immediately" were among some of the statements that were written online.

The outlet warned it would be examining the posts to see if they breached laws against inciting hate speech.

The uproar over the photos soon came to the attention of the Austrian President, who took to Facebook to defend the couple.

"Confidence and cohesion are greater than hatred and incitement. Welcome, dear Asel!" Mr Van der Bellen wrote.

Klaus Schwertner, secretary general of the Vienna chapter of the Roman Catholic charity Caritas, has been one of the couple's most outspoken defenders and has written a number of Facebook posts condemning the online hate.

"Just a couple hours after her birth, [this] sweet girl was already the target of an unbelievable wave of violent, hateful online commentary," Mr Schwertner wrote in one post.

"This is a completely new dimension of online hate, targeting an innocent infant."

The posts have been liked and shared by thousands who have thanked Mr Schwertner for his support in the case.

Tensions between European Union countries over how to share the burden of migrants have been ongoing after hundreds of thousands began arriving in EU territory.

Austria took in more than 1 per cent of its population in asylum seekers at the time, which helped increase support for tough immigration policies and the far-right Freedom Party. 

ABC News


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French town bans pork-free school meals in move branded 'anti-Muslim' 


Decision by far-right local authority in southern France, affecting about 150 mainly Muslim pupils, has been called ‘an attack on the rights of children’



In a newspaper article announcing the policy change, the National Front mayor of Beaucaire said pork-free meals were ‘anti-Republican’.


FRANCE: A far-right local authority in southern France on Monday scrapped pork-free school meals, a move branded “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Jewish” by an equality minister.

Julien Sanchez, the National Front mayor of Beaucaire, a town south of Avignon, abolished the scheme, brought in by his predecessor, on the first day of the new school term.

The step affects about 150 – mainly Muslim – pupils who take the “substitution meals” out of 600 local students in total.

Marlene Schiappa, the minister for sexual equality told BFM TV the decision was “a typical example of someone brandishing secularism as an anti-Muslim political weapon, or anti-Jewish for that matter”.

In a newspaper article announcing the policy change in December, Sanchez said the pork-free meals were “anti-Republican”.

The opposition leader in Beaucaire, Laure Cordelet, called it “an attack on the rights of children” which “stigmatises the Maghreb [north African] community and can in no way be justified in the name of secularism”.

The controversy follows a similar case in 2015, when the Republican mayor Chalon-sur-Saône (south of Dijon) Gilles Platret scrapped the pork substitute menu in the town’s school canteens.

Dijon’s administrative court blocked the decision in August 2017, saying it went against the “interests of children”. The mayor has appealed against that decision to the administrative court of appeal of Lyon.

Parents of students opposed to the decision in Beaucaire will gather in front of the town hall for a picnic protest on Monday 15 January.     



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A homicide, 2 mothers and 'a fair chance at life' 



US: Suliman Abdul-Mutakallim was shot in the back of his head, as he walked home, carrying food for himself and his wife.

Authorities say he was an innocent and unsuspecting victim.

After two teenagers pleaded guilty this month at separate court hearings and were sentenced to prison terms, Abdul-Mutakallim's mother, Rukiye, offered to hug them.

Javon Coulter said she could.

Rukiye wants to visit them in prison regularly and help them become better people.

She thinks about it this way: They have been infected by a disease, but are young. They can be cured.

Vengeance, she said, solves nothing. It won't bring back her son.





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 The Infidel Within: Muslims in Britain Since 1800


Humayun Ansari



There has been an explosion of research into the experiences of British Muslims, but what has been conspicuous by its absence is a proper historical treatment of the phenomenon. This text aims to address this issue.

Striking diversity is the most distinctive feature of the Muslim community in Britain. Yet, as Ansari argues in this history of Islam in Britain, British Muslims have consistently been portrayed as denizens of a monolithic and undifferentiated world, ill at ease with modernity, secularism and democracy. Through painstaking research, and an inspired exploration of the issues of identity, Ansari sets out to dispel this absurd, but widely held, myth. * The Independent * [Humayun Ansari does] an excellent job of providing a historical and country-wide account which is not only descriptive but analytical. It is fluently written and easily accessible to a wide range of readers and has the potential of becoming the initial reference text for people starting research in the area as well as a required text for university courses. -- Jorgen S. Nielsen, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham



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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
A Fine Balance
The Leadership of Muhammad
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, Updated Edition, With a New Preface
The God of Small Things
The Kite Runner
The Punishment of Gaza
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children
The Da Vinci Code
The Power of One
Muslim Women and Sports in the Malay World: The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
The Road to Mecca
Long Walk to Freedom
Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta

CCN's favourite books »


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KB says: Refreshing with a combination of sweetness, tartness and a hint of an aniseed flavour from the fennel, really delicious.


Apple, Celery and Fennel Salad



• ½ stick celery, thinly sliced
• ½ baby fennel, cut into julienne strips
• 1 green apple, cut into julienne strips
• 1 tsp. finely chopped dill
• 1 tab chopped pecans

Combine the following for the dressing and refrigerate
• Salt and Pepper
• 1 tab. Salad Cream
• 1 tab. mayonnaise
• Juice of ½ a lemon
• 1 finely sliced green chilli (remove seeds if you don’t want the heat)

Combine all the above ingredients for the salad and refrigerate.

Just before serving add the dressing.

Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?


Send in your favourite recipe to me at and be my "guest chef" for the week.


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Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column by Princess Lakshman (Sister Iqra )




Princess Lakshman


Writer, Clarity Coach, Founder and Facilitator of Healing Words Therapy - Writing for Wellbeing


To contact Princess,  
Email:  Phone: 0451977786













Welcome to my weekly column on Self-Care and Clarity of Mind. If you’re taking time out to read this, pat yourself on the back because you have shown commitment to taking care of your mind and body.

Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic:
Du’a Diligence

Du’a is the most profound and soulful way to ask ALLAH’s guidance on literally ANYTHING that is affecting our lives. It doesn’t matter what you need guidance for. Make du’a and HE guides.

Often we don’t realise that du’a means to ask ALLAH. It DOESN’T mean to give ALLAH deadlines, conditions, ultimatums or even how you think your du’a should be answered. ALLAH is ALL-KNOWER. You may be going through the worst of challenges and feel that you need to tell ALLAH what is happening and get HIM to fix it for you. I know I have done that in my own life. Our desperation leads us to believe sometimes that we are in control and that life should be a smooth ride with no harsh tests, just maybe some easy ones.

Ask yourself this will we grow in awareness and wisdom if all our tests were easy? How will we ever soulfully connect to ALLAH if every single test was super easy and we had answers to everything? How will we ever submit to HIM without resistance?

Making du’a with diligence is when we persist with patience, every single day, in seeking ALLAH’s guidance on how to COMPLETELY SUBMIT to HIS plans for us, instead of telling ALLAH what to do. For example, a mother who is worried for her son’s interest in marrying a girl of his choice ends up asking ALLAH to “please make that girl leave my son.” Instead of telling ALLAH what to do, perhaps she needs to ask ALLAH to “please guide my son and the girl to be steadfast in the deen and please give us all what is best for us. Ameen.” Similarly, a wife who is faced with the trial of polygamy may be tempted to ask ALLAH “to make her husband leave the other woman”. Again, that would be telling ALLAH what to do. Instead, make du’a for strength and ability to completely submit to ALLAH’s plans for you and to bear with patience all that befalls you.

Making du’a for something specific is fine. However, attaching yourself to that desired outcome would create what I call “conditional du’a”. Love for ALLAH must be unconditional. Asking ALLAH to guide you must come from this unconditional love within you. Yes, by all means, ask ALLAH for specific outcomes. And then surrender to HIS WISDOM of what HE has planned for you. Have faith in HIS wisdom. You may not yet know the actual consequence of what you are asking for. Sometimes what you may ask for may not entirely be moving you towards your purpose in being righteous and doing good deeds. That, ultimately is our ONLY PURPOSE.

“Verily! Allah is with those who do good deeds.”
Surah al-Ankabut

Next time you make du’a, start by asking ALLAH to guide you on how to make du’a that will help you live your life with complete submission to HIS plans.

It is only when we fully submit to ALLAH that we are true Muslims. When we resist, we operate on fear. When we submit, we operate on faith. Fear is from shaytan. Faith leads you to ALLAH. Choose faith over fear. Always.

Click to download a copy of Muslimah Reflections

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Being Loyal Is Not The Same As Being Faithful

Download the above article.


Muslimah Mind Matters videos available on YouTube.



If you wish to know about a specific topic with regards to Self-Care and Clarity of Mind, please text or email me or visit If you wish to have a FREE one hour Finding Clarity telephone session, contact me on 0451977786.




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Too often we make excuses not to exercise.


The key is to get out and get active.

Get the momentum going, and flow from there.

Try two to three-minute mini workouts throughout the day and you’ll be surprised at how good you feel after a while.


You don’t have to exercise for long periods at a time to get results.


Incorporate strength, cardio and stretch sessions for faster results and make your workouts a priority.





My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

Send your question to Kareema at

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


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Jallalludin: When I was a boy, my mother would send me down to the markets with $1 and I'd come back with 5 potatoes, 2 loaves of bread, 3 bottles of milk, a hunk of cheese, a box of tea and 6 eggs.


Habibullah: And these days?


Jallalludin: Too many bl*&#dy security cameras!

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An Ayaat-a-Week






Or were you witnesses when death approached Jacob, and he said to his sons, “What will you worship after Me?” They said, “We will worship your God, and the God of your fathers, Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac; One God; and to Him we submit.”

[Quran 2:133]


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"The arrogance over piety


is more detrimental


than the arrogance over wealth"


~ Shaykh Sulaiman Mulla




I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.

Notice Board





Events & Functions






Sisters Support Services will be holding a stall at the Logan Roos fundraising carnival to promote our activities to support sisters in Brisbane and we will be selling drinks and sweets.

If anyone would like to donate

• cans of soft drink
• small bottles of water
• desserts / sweets

that we can sell to raise money to help Sisters Support Services please let me know.

Please contact Farah on 0432026375.









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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services














Soccer 365 is now enrolling children for our summer vacation program 2017 commencing on the 15th of December up until the 20th January @ Svoboda Park in Kuraby.


The sessions available this term:


- Fridays 3.50pm-4.30pm for children aged 4-6 (toddlers)

- Fridays 4.30-6pm for children aged 6-8 (minis)

- Saturdays 4.30pm-6pm for children aged 8-12 years old (juniors).


The lessons shall cover the fundamental rules and skills of soccer encouraging social skills, motor skills and recreational fun.


As it is summer holidays there will also be a range of additional activities such as scavenger hunts, free time in the playground, other sports games, competitions and prizes.


Toddler sessions will be priced ay $10 per lesson

And mini and junior sessions will be $12 per lesson.


Pay as you play sessions can be booked on the day but please still register in advance


Places are limited so please contact us to book a place for your child now. 


Also please check out our Facebook page Soccer 365 Brisbane for pictures, videos and information on the sessions.










Al hamdulillah our centre is ready

We have started Madrasa classes

MON/TUE/WED: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SAT/SUN: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

All students are welcome

132 Eagle St, Redbank Plains

Contact Sheikh Shazad Khan

on 0402 457 854




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Logan Mosque Extension Appeal

$300k needed
Bank details
Suncorp bank
Account name: Islamic Association of Logan city
BSB: 484799
Account number:603274926







Update as at December 2017


Construction of the Cultural Centre (Dawah & Youth Centre) is progressing well.

This week the doors, windows and beams for the roof of our GC Islamic Cultural Centre have been installed. The plumbing work is currently in progress and the interior walls have been partitioned for rooms and toilets..

We still need donations to fund this construction.


Please donate generously.


Due to the ongoing drought affecting farmers in west Queensland, MAA have joined local organisations to help Aussie farmers in their time of need by trucking hay bales from Victoria and New South Wales to farmers in west Queensland.

Farmers impacted by drought often struggle to ask for help and many due to the financial strain of trying to keep the farm afloat also battle mental health issues.

By providing bales to help farmers feed their animals you'll be taking a huge financial burden from them as well keeping their livestock alive.



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5-7 January

5-7 January


Loving the Beloveds: Shaykh al-Ninowy


Al-Hikam Institute

Rochedale Mosque


Algester Mosque




0406 237 977


14 January



Logan Roos Fundraising Carnival


Youth Connect QLD

Oates Park, Oates Ave. WOODRIDGE

0456 426 523

9PM to 5PM

10 February



Muslima Night Bazaar



45 Acacia Rd, KARAWATHA


4PM to 9PM

13 February



Networking Meeting with Usman Khawaja


Crescent Institute Brisbane



6PM to 9PM

15 April 2018





(Ascension night)

27th Rajab 1439


1 May 2018





(Lailatul Bahrat)

15th Sha'baan 1439


17 May 2018





(start of the month of fasting)

1st Ramadaan 1439


11 June 2018





(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1439


15 June 2018





(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1439


21 August 2018





(Night of Power)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1439


22 August 2018





10th Zil-Hijjah 1439


17 November 2018



Annual Milad-un-Nabi


Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane



3PM to Maghrib




1. All Islamic Event dates given above are supplied by the Council of Imams QLD (CIQ) and are provided as a guide and are tentative and subject to the sighting of the moon.


2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat and Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.



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Nuria Khataam
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month
Time: After Esha Salaat
Venue: Algester Mosque
Contact: Yahya
Ph: 0403338040








Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

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Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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