EST. 2004


Sunday 4 October 2020 | Issue 0830



CCN - a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us ....


We find the week's news, so that you don't have to






CCN to cease publication

The CCN's "We'll take that as a comment" Column

Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column

AMAN Media Release


The CCN Chuckle

CCC meets with Shadow AG in Parliament House

Back to the Future with CCN

The CCN Food for Thought

Open Letter: AFIC’s Engagement with One Nation

Births, Marriages, New Migrants and Condolences

An Ayaat-a-Week

Government officials meet with Mosque reps

Jumma (Friday) Khutbas (Lectures)


School holiday calligraphy classes

 The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor


Islamic Society of Queensland Inc. AGM

 The CCN Classifieds


Reflections from Academy Alive 2020 Tour

Around the Muslim World & Muslims Around the World


Aisha Abdu gets acknowledgement

CCN Readers' Book Club

The CCN Date Claimer

Yusuf Cat Stevens on Islam, the fatwa & playing guitar again

KB's Culinary Corner

CCN on Facebook

The Fascination of Islam – Anna Contadini and Juan de Lara

Keeping Fit with Kareema

Useful Links

A Live Stream with Fatima Bhutto



3rd speaker for the Growth panel discussion, Dr Kecia Ali


Write For Us

New Muslims take the Shahadah Did you know........
Hj Habib Jamal guest speaker


Meet the Sydney hijabi influencers in 'modest fashion'

5 Minutes with Imam (and Baba)

ISLAMOPHOBIA: the week's roundup

Latest Equally Worthy Newsletters


The (UK) Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2020 shortlist

Lessons From My Life: Ahmad Totonji




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Please be informed that Crescents Community News (CCN) will cease publication and distribution after 7 November 2020 with Issue No. 835. 


There are a number of compelling reasons for making this decision at this time - the least of which is the time and effort required to get out CCN each week. 


Most importantly, our reading habits and the way we consume our news has changed radically from paper to static web pages and one way communication (Web 1.0) to user-generated content and social media (Web 2.0). 


A popular old saying goes that today’s newspaper is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper. This gap has shrunk even more with the dominance of social media where the race is to report the news as it happens, and to discard it just as quickly. (Nowadays even week-old news is the metaphorical fish and chips paper). 


Couple this with the sheer volume of information (customized  and targeted) and the number of channels (everything from WhatsApp, Twitter and FB to Instagram, YouTube and the newly revived take up of podcasts). Then add the ready availability of content at the click of a finger, together with an ever deceasing attention span and a dearth in the desire to read anything deeper or nuanced than a click-bait, sound-bite or sensational heading. 


Just as the printed newspaper industry has been forced to succumb to a digital world, the electronic newsletter is reaching (if not already) its own use-by-date. 


CCN started off in 2004, in an era when people were just getting excited about receiving news via email, and publishers used to be the smartest people in the room.


CCN received a number of awards and honourable mentions over this 16-year period. It attracted local, national and international subscriptions and wide readership amongst non-Muslims, politicians and community groups and organizations.


With sincere humility we can but hope that during this time CCN has played a not insignificant role in building bridges, cementing relationships and opening up windows of opportunities, all in spite of the relentless negativity of the mainstream media. 


While not often being able to reach its own self-imposed standards, CCN has always striven to be rigorous and comprehensive it its research, and professional, fastidious and insufferably pedantic in its reporting and writing. 


Now, when anyone with a keyboard and an opinion, can be a journalist the sad old fuddy-duddies of the online world have become hopelessly outdated and have to give way to new and savvier technologies that allow information and community news and views to spread at speeds much faster than ever before. 


Passing on the CCN baton to continue the same race on the same tired course would be nothing short of stalling the inevitable or attempting to flog a dead horse.


Any current and future need would be better served by re-imagining and re-constructing a new platform and delivery that better services the community.


Sadly, the time has come for CCN to R.I.P. and any proverbial daisies that get pushed up as a consequence will only help create a new and brighter landscape for us all, insha’Allah. 


We take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal readers and supporters, for your interest in CCN and to our contributors for their efforts in making CCN even more informative and readable than it would have been otherwise. 


Editor-in-Chief: Dr Mustafa Ally



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A delegation from the Cohesive Communities Coalition had a positive meeting this week with Shadow Attorney General David Janetzki MP. The coalition is "proposing modest changes that could make a world of positive difference for Queensland communities."


"AMAN is energised to be part of this community coalition. Today’s delegation alone included IWAA Australia, Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland (FICQ) | Australia, Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies Incorporated (QJBD) Queensland African Communities Council Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland LTD St John's Cathedral, Brisbane and there are many more behind the push," Ms Rita Jabri-Markwell, AMAN's Policy Advisor, told CCN.



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Response from Muslim organisations and community members to the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils’ (AFIC’s) press release dated 10 September 2020 and meeting with One Nation’s Mark Latham

Assalamu Alaykum Dr Rateb Jneid

We write to you as a collective of Muslim community members and organisations to express our deep concern and dismay at the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils’ (AFIC) press release dated 10 September 2020 and the content of AFIC’s meeting with One Nation’s Mark Latham (the meeting).

As you are aware, many in Australia have been the target of One Nation’s divisive, racist and hate-driven agenda for the last 23 years. One Nation has targeted many groups, including (but not limited to) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Asian community, the African community, the Muslim community and asylum seekers.

Our collective experience as Australian Muslims is of a political landscape where One Nation’s presence has led to increased hostility and Islamophobic attacks towards our community, particularly Muslim women.[1]

AFIC would no doubt be aware of One Nation’s current policies to ban the halal food industry, the ‘burqa’ and the building of mosques and Islamic schools ‘until an inquiry is held into Islam, to determine whether it is a religion or totalitarian political ideology undermining our democracy and way of life.[2]’ One Nation’s current official policy is that Islam is not a religion.

You would also be aware of Mark Latham’s previous comments that Western Sydney had a ‘Muslim problem,’ his accusation that Osman Faruqi was ‘aiding and abetting Islamic terrorism’ and his vilification of poets from the Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS), which ultimately led to the need to hire security for the BPS.

We were dismayed by AFIC’s most recent press release and related social media posts (including a 40-minute video of your meeting with Mark Latham and later posing for photos with him). This conduct by AFIC is nothing but disrespectful to our community. AFIC’s actions directly undermine the significant community work and advocacy many have undertaken to combat racism and religious discrimination over the years.

AFIC’s Media Statement dated 10 September 2020 and social media activity
AFIC’s media statement dated 10 September reads as an advertisement for both Mark Latham and One Nation. It provides unequivocal support for the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 (the Bill) and contains quotes from several AFIC members praising Mark Latham. It states that Mark Latham “joined One Nation as an anti-discrimination party and this Bill in the NSW Parliament proves that the party is serious about treating all communities fairly, offering protections from discrimination.”

We are outraged that AFIC could form such a position.
This statement is directly contradicted by official One Nation policy which does not even consider Islam to be a religion. It is inconceivable that anyone, particularly a Muslim organisation, could form such a view.

We are embarrassed by AFIC’s conduct. It is clear that AFIC are not politically astute. It is also clear that your organisation has not engaged in any useful analysis of the Bill and whether it adequately provides for the religious freedoms that Mark Latham claims. AFIC have failed to notice that this Bill does not provide any protection against religious hate speech or other issues, including the fact that secularism would meet the definition of a ‘religious belief’ under the Bill. This would not only allow Muslim organisations to discriminate against non-Muslims, but also secular organisations to discriminate against faith-based people, including Muslims. AFIC made no attempt, either in the meeting or in their press release, to address the inadequacies of the Bill with Mark Latham.

AFIC did not question Mark Latham on One Nation’s policies on Islam nor did it demand change. It was particularly embarrassing when all members at the meeting readily agreed with Latham when he stated: “I’m moving an Anti-discrimination bill, I can’t be part of a party that discriminates.” Any basic level of research into One Nation’s policy before the meeting would have revealed the falsity of this statement. This should have been challenged.

To add further insult to injury, AFIC posted a video of the meeting and photographs of AFIC’s executive posing happily with Mark Latham on your Facebook page. When criticisms were made, the defence provided by AFIC was that it was dawah. It should be understood: we have no objection to you providing dawah to anyone, should you wish. However, this was not dawah – this was a political meeting with a political agenda.

Undertaking political advocacy on behalf of the Muslim community is an amanah. You must ensure that you have the requisite expertise, skills and knowledge to engage in such advocacy, as well as conduct appropriate community consultation. AFIC have proven that they do not meet a basic level of competency required to engage in any political advocacy. AFIC have also proven that they are disconnected from the concerns and lived experiences of Australian Muslim communities.

We do not believe that you are fit to represent us at any level. We pray that you have the community’s best interests at heart, will hear this message and act accordingly.


We do not consider AFIC to be representative of Australian Muslim communities. We therefore request that AFIC:

Withdraw the AFIC press release and related social media posts;
Do not claim or attempt to represent the Muslim community; and
Desist in engaging in any further political advocacy until your organisation attains the requisite skills, knowledge, and experience necessary, and is willing to conduct appropriate community consultation.

List of Signatories



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Last Friday, both the Slacks Creek and Kuraby Mosques, hosted visits from the Director General (Warwick Agnew) the Deputy Director General (Rebacca Atkinson) along with David Forde from the Queensland Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.

The visit gave an opportunity to hear how the Mosques and community are coping with the new ‘norm’ under COVID-SAFE restrictions and listen to some of the great work the Mosques are undertaking in the community. Discussion also involved hearing from a youth perspective and question about what Government is doing to create a more accepting and equal society especially around employment where a person’s name can be a barrier to acceptance.

A Kuraby Mosque spokesperson told CCN: “the visit was most welcome, as it is important that Government Department’s listen to and discuss the issues that are important to us while learning about the Muslim community.





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ICQ president, Habib Jamal, speaks at the Mental Health Foundation Australia yesterday (Saturday).



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Members of the Islamic Society of Queensland Inc. after the Annual General Meeting on 20th September 2020 with the two retiring members cutting their farewell cake.

Those in the photograph, from left Hj.Sheikh Sahib, Hj.Imam Ali (partially obstructed), Br.Sheikh Saheem, Br.Anwar Ali (Foundation member), Hj.Asgar Ali( retiring Treasurer), Hj.Safiq Mohammed, Hj.Shaiban Ali (retiring Committee member who served the Society for 25 years), Br.Saiyad Pasha(ISQ President), Br.Raj Raaz, Br.Shabi Shah, Br.Mohammad Aslam. Missing from the photo Hj.Mahbub Ali and Br,Aswak Ali.

After the AGM on the 20th September 2020, the newly elected ISQ Executive Committee is gearing to resume their monthly Maulood programs at the Rochedale Mosque, every second Saturday of the month, once the COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.


The new Committee has plans to host the Milad Un Nabi Jalsa before the end of this year, a Volunteers Workshop on managing a COVID safe functions in the early part of 2021, a grand function for the Eid Ul Fitr after Ramadan next year and well as resuming our monthly Maulood programs. Insha Allah.

Br.Raj Raaz
ISQ Secretary



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We, a humble group of Australian professionals from different cultural and professional backgrounds, have embarked on an annual spiritual journey.

Breaking free from our comfort zones and saying goodbye to our loved ones, we've taken the road set for us by Allah -- to connect with regional communities, grow mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to
become better versions of ourselves.

Our goal is to share with you and everyone we encounter the key to overcoming our battles which we face every day.

We strive to help everyone become closer to Allah.

This annual adventure that we've taken is all thanks to Allah SWT.


Because of Him, we were blessed enough to meet some of the most incredible, inspirational community members. Their stories about overcoming adversities have inspired us to do even better and to give more. We are proud to see them defeat nationalist and religious racism and negative community sentiments.

They are, without a doubt, legends of our society. And to see them first-hand and to witness how Allah places them into our lives is beyond words.

It is our job to share these stories and motivate you, Muslim or non-Muslim to live life, grow, contribute and master every aspect of your life.
We hope that through these first-hand interviews, experiences, and documentations from community leaders of Queensland, you will believe in yourself, your potential, and in Allah and His beautiful

Through your persistence, patience, and reliance in Allah, you will see success, prosperity, and happiness. We know that as fact, and you will know as well through the stories that you are about to see
from our journey.

Although this annual journey may have ended in Cairns, another one will soon begin. The cycle of learning continues, and our praises to Allah will soar even higher. Moreover, our quest to becoming better, to provide more value, and to show our love will never stop.

We thank everyone who has joined us in this chapter of growth and connection. The priceless destinations, individuals, and experiences we've encountered are second to none. Everything was all possible because of Allah, and to Him, we are most grateful.






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Nawal Sari noticed a gap in the market and is now a full-time Instagram influencer.


When Nawal Sari began posting pictures of her trendy outfits on Instagram four years ago, she had no idea it would end up becoming her full-time job.

The 21-year-old from Liverpool in Western Sydney is one of a handful of hijabi influencers who cater to Australia's growing "modest fashion" market.

Nawal said she was inspired to start posting after noticing a gap in the market.

"I didn't feel that there was somebody that I could relate to in the sense of fashion or having a Muslim sister that I could look up to," she said.


Before her Instagram took off, she was working multiple jobs to make ends meet, but all that changed 12 months ago.

With more than 180,000 followers, Nawal has created a social media presence that's also paying the bills.

"It's been about a year now that I've done this [Instagram] full-time and I've been busy every single day since," she said.

"I booked a few jobs like Nike and Supre, but it wasn't until I got management that they really pitched for me and I really got my foot in the door of a market that I could never get in by myself."

to be continued in next week's CCN.....




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Aisha is a young, Australian-Muslim woman with Egyptian and Palestinian heritage. She is currently studying a double degree of Law and Arts at the University of Sydney (USYD), with a major in International Relations. Aisha is a publications editor, writer, poet and advocate. She has an interest in history, global politics, and podcasts.
Aisha is a member of the Law Society’s (SULS) Ethnocultural Committee, an editor of the annual SULS MOSAIC Journal and a writer for the USYD newspaper, Honi Soit. She has organised networking events for law students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Aisha is a volunteer at UN Youth Australia and is currently the Funds and Partnerships Officer for their largest annual conference, themed ‘Environmental Justice’. She has also facilitated at state events and judged numerous Model UN competitions. Aisha is part of the ISRA Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program, under the mentorship of Mobinah Ahmed. She teaches and mentors high school students in Humanities subjects.

Aisha was involved in a live interview with NSW Shadow Premier, Jodi Mckay, to discuss the Ramadan experience in the midst of COVID-19. Aisha has published ‘The Quarantine Quandry’ and ‘Ramadan in Global Stasis’ for Honi Soit. She contributed poetry titled ‘Cultures Collide’ to the Law Society’s autonomous publication ‘MOSAIC’. Aisha is part of the team launching Sydney University Muslim Student’s Association’s inaugural blog and has written an article, ‘Islam and the Art of Infinity’ to appear later this year. A passionate spoken-word poet, Aisha has performed at the NSW Art Gallery, the Riverside Theatre and as a Youth Feature Poet in the 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival. She speaks to issues such as youth suicide and the Palestinian struggle.
Aisha attended James Ruse Agricultural High School where she was elected School Captain in 2019 and was the Editor in Chief of the school magazine. Aisha was awarded the 2019 University of Sydney Leadership Award. In 2017, she presented about selective school education at the Biannual International Gifted and Talented Students Conference. In the 2019 HSC, Aisha ranked 10th in NSW Advanced English and 9th in NSW Extension 2 English.

Aisha’s current area of interest is interfaith history, and is undertaking a ‘History of Jerusalem’ course. In the future, Aisha wishes to further engage with young people and explore how they connect to and seek knowledge regarding faith, politics and the Self. She believes empathy should be at the core of all institutional and interpersonal interactions.
Aisha’s achievements have been numerous and varied, and she is a brilliant example of the future of the Australian Muslim community. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for you, Aisha!




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The singer-songwriter tells Desert Island Discs about walking away from his fans, and the difficulties of following a spiritual path.


The singer-songwriter now known as Yusuf Cat Stevens has spoken of the pain of his decision to leave music behind in 1977, when he first converted to Islam, and of the difficulty of being used as a representative of an entire faith.

“It was a hard tug. I felt a responsibility to my fans, but I would have been a hypocrite. I needed to get real. So I stopped singing and started taking action with what I now believed,” he said. The singer, who first performed as Cat Stevens, adopted the name Yusuf Islam when he changed faith. He now uses both first names.

Stevens said he had originally wanted to serve as a bridge between two great cultures, yet, while Islam welcomed its famous convert, western audiences were hostile. “On the other side, people said, ‘He is a bit of a traitor’. He has ‘turned Turk’, if you like. So I was often used as a bit of a spokesman, and I was useful for certain occasions.”

The 72-year-old British musician, still internationally famous for songs such as Father and Son, The First Cut is the Deepest, Moonshadow and Wild World, said he had hoped fans would understand that he felt he had found something more important than music, but he was wrong.

“I thought, ‘Everybody should get this’, but it didn’t work out quite like that. Everyone wanted me to keep on making music.” Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday, the singer, who was born Steven Demetre Georgiou in London’s Soho to a Greek Cypriot father and a Swedish mother, also talked about the joy he felt when he decided to pick up his guitar again after 20 years.

“It was absolute magic. Having laid myself fallow for two decades, I was absolutely flowing with ideas. I knew it was right.”

One of the most upsetting times for Stevens, he reveals, was his portrayal as a supporter of the Iranian fatwa that forced the novelist Salman Rushdie into hiding in 1989.

“I was certainly not prepared or equipped to deal with sharp-toothed journalists,” he said. “I was cleverly framed by certain questions. I never supported the fatwa. I had to live through that.”

In a candid discussion about the impact of the fame that came to him 50 years ago with the release of the acclaimed album Tea for the Tillerman, Stevens recalled the stage fright he felt before going on in front of a large crowd, and of the dubious help he received from fellow performer Engelbert Humperdinck.

“I was very frightened,” he said. “Then Engelbert turned me on to a horrible concoction of brandy and port. You just had to have one glass of that.”

The spiritual journey that led to Islam began with a serious bout of tuberculosis in his teens. In hospital in Midhurst in Sussex for three months, he started to read Buddhist literature. A few years later, his brother gave him a Qur’an and the Muslim teachings, alongside an episode in which he nearly drowned while swimming in the sea off Malibu, this took him to the point of conversion to Islam. “I would never have picked up a Qur’an. But it became the gateway. After a year I could not hold myself back. I had to bow down.”

Stevens emphasised the importance music has in his life once more. “It is a mystical thing still. It is something that permeates our emotion, our soul, sometimes our intellect. Our body moves to it. I didn’t know where I was going but music helped me to get there.

Writing a popular song in his youth, Stevens admitted, was a conscious process. “I knew when I was writing a hit, and I was excited for other people to hear it. You have to be a fan of your own music, a fan of yourself, in a way.”

The Guardian



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Professor Anna Contadini takes us through an evocative journey to discover the fascination and curiosity that Islamic art and intellectual thought inspired in the pre-modern European thinkers and scholars, and how that fascination—led by wonder and awe—resulted in the creation of some of the most beautiful cultural dialogues in the history of mankind.

This podcast is part of Asia House Arts in Isolation Series and Converging Paths, an initiative organised in partnership with the Barakat Trust that promotes the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.








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This event will be broadcast world-wide live from the UK on Monday, 2 November 2020 at 4:30am AEST and available to view on demand up to 48 hours after the event has ended.

What does it mean to be a citizen? With nationalist politics on the rise around the world, what do we really mean when we speak of extremism? How are these narratives shaped by race and identity? In an age obsessed with “post-truth”, where do the true deceptions lie?

Fatima will deliver a speech originally written for the Sydney Writer’s Festival but never broadcast, reflecting on Islamophobia, Western Feminism and race.

Fatima Bhutto is the bestselling author of Songs of Blood and Sword, a memoir about her father’s life and assassination, and the highly praised The Runaways, an unflinching and moving portrait of radicalism, belonging and Muslim identity.

Don’t miss this important and thought-provoking evening of live conversation.




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Dr Kecia Ali is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion Department at Boston University. Her research ranges from Islam’s formative period to the present and focuses on Islamic law; gender and sexuality; and religious biography.

Visit to RSVP and join in on the conversation!

Online Event
Date: Sunday 25th October 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm AEST
Cost: FREE Virtual Conference



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Topic: “HEALTHY MIND (watching pornography?)
Episode: 15 (part 3 of 4)

In this episode, we are pleased to have SHEIKH AHMED TALAAT as our guest.
Sheikh Talaat hails from Egypt and he is now based in Gold Coast, Australia.

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The violent assault of a pregnant sister is a wake-up call for all of us 


A heavily pregnant woman was not punched and stomped on 15 times in a Sydney café because her attacker had mental health issues. It was not an isolated incident as reported by police. The brazenness of the attack, the intensity of his hatred and total disregard for her relationship to him as a fellow human, is part of an established social phenomenon.

Analysing the characteristics of 349 verified hate incidents in 2016-17, that had been reported to the Islamophobia Register in Australia, the Islamophobia in Australia Report found verbal abuse, physical intimidation and acts of physical violence were happening to women and girls in hijab. But the alarming difference between this study and the similar report from 2 years before it, was a 30% increase in the portion of attacks in public places, in full view of surveillance.
The violent assault of our Muslim sister, who had her life, and the life of her unborn child treated as if it was nothing, led to a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm, resulting in a sentence of 3 years prison. He may be out as early as 2 years into that sentence.

Although he shouted abuse and accused the victim of being responsible for an attack on his mother, because of her religion, a racist technique called ‘collective guilt attribution’, the hate elements to this crime were quietly pushed aside. His anti-Muslim beliefs and hatred may be incoherent, but it was clearly present, and the law needed to recognize it.

He wasn’t charged with a hate crime (because the relevant hate crime offences don’t exist in NSW), and early reports from the family indicate that anti-Muslim hate wasn’t factored into his motivation by the sentencing judge. If this is true, then an injustice has been imposed on this victim and her family.
It must not be passed off as an isolated incident. It was a wake-up call to act on the missing laws that are leaving a whole segment of the Australian community in danger, in their own country.

Muslim Australians are being targeted by brazen and intense public hatred because its a great recruiting tool for racist extremists, and sells news, and there appears to be no legal, commercial or political consequence for it.
Being told to ‘f*** off, you’re not wanted here’ or being cornered with someone yelling that they wished you died in Christchurch, are harrowing experiences that feel like violence, but are not treated as such under law.

If someone says online a ‘good Muslim is a dead Muslim’ they are promoting the idea of violence and making whole communities of people easier to target by removing their humanity. This is called dehumanization and it paves the way to atrocities, even genocide, according to established research. Our laws need to find a way to deter this behaviour.

A litany of online accounts produce hate materials perpetuating that we are a subhuman existential threat, because as the Christchurch terrorist argued, we are ‘breeding’ lots of children as part of a ‘covert religious war’. These ideas are now becoming mainstream – we hear them in shopping centre abuse, like that recorded recently on 7 news where a lady referred to a family’s children as ‘rats’.
The Charles Sturt University study statistically found the vulnerability of victims to be no deterrent. The chief investigator, Dr Derya Iner, drew links between the Christchurch Terrorist’s reference to being triggered by big Muslim families in shopping centres in his manifesto with his ultimate crime of mass murder. It is no coincidence that a pregnant woman was attacked so viciously.

Laws are supposed to act upstream and prevent harm from happening. 
After Christchurch, we thought that would be enough evidence – but our fears are not being heard.

Far right movements have become a reality in other countries. Some countries in Europe ban mosques and religious association for Muslims. Could this never happen in Australia? The last election, the Love it or Leave Australia party had a policy of putting all Muslim boys aged 10-14 in a national profiling program to make sure they don’t become terrorists.

AMAN continues to marshal evidence for its actions with lawmakers and tech companies, but the lived experience of sisters and brothers in our community must be reported to the Islamophobia Register ( We must move beyond thinking about ourselves and our families, to thinking about the community and future generations.






Rita Jabri-Markwell is a Lawyer and Adviser to the Australian Muslim Advocacy Network (AMAN).



The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Crescents Community News (CCN) or any organizations the author may be associated with.




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UK's Muslim News readers nominated illustrious men, women, children and initiatives deemed worthy of short-listing for a Muslim News Award for Excellence. The nominees were short-listed by an independent panel of judges who reviewed, deliberated and mused over the list.


Over the next weeks, CCN presents a shortlisted candidate who will be treated to a gala evening in the presence of their peers and other renowned guests, when the finalists are announced for the [15] coveted Awards for Excellence.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unprecedented uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic, The Muslim News has postponed its prestigious annual awards ceremony until late UK summer.





Dr Saeed Al-Shehabi is a London-based Bahraini, journalist, political activist, and commentator.


He is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media and since 2000 has written a weekly column for Al-Quds Al-Arabi.


Saeed is a trustee of the Abrar Islamic Foundation and Dar Al Hekma Trust.


In association with other Muslim activists, he set up The Muslim Unity Forum, which has so far held an annual conference for eleven years in parallel with conferences on Christian–Muslim relations.


Previous endeavours by Saeed include founding the Gulf Cultural Club in 1994 and, along with colleagues, the Muslim Solidarity Committee in 1979.


From 1983 to 1999 Saeed edited the London-based pan-Arabic weekly, Al Aalam.


He has authored a number of academic articles in his specialist engineering field and also a book on the documents held by the UK Foreign Office relating to Bahrain.




Serialized - to be continued in next week's CCN.





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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs





The Most Tantalizing One-Word Mystery of the Presidential Debate

At least if you’re Muslim, or a right-wing blogger.




OK. I was not sure Joe Biden said it, but it sounded like he did. To a lot of us.

In the first presidential debate, there was the refusal to disavow white supremacy, and the “Just shut up, man”–style zingers, but if you are Muslim, you were totally distracted by this moment right here:


The moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, had cornered Donald Trump, forcing him to answer for what the New York Times found in his tax returns. Trump lied about how much he paid in federal taxes for 2016 and 2017, and said he’ll release his taxes eventually.

Biden and Trump were talking at the same time, and then it sounded like Biden said: “When? Inshallah?”

Arabic Twitter lit up immediately. Enough of us tilted our heads, unsure if we heard him say one of our most common phrases. Nobody could say for sure that he said it, but they wanted to believe.








If he did say it, he used it perfectly. Inshallah is an Arabic phrase that means “God willing.” A Muslim would say this as often as a typical white American might say “I hope,” but Arab Christians are known to use it too. If you grew up Muslim, Arabic speaking or not, you’d know it best as the thing your parents say like a gentle-sneaky no. You’d ask your parents to buy you a skateboard or a guitar, and not taking you seriously, they’d say Inshallah. They’re telling you eventually or, in most cases, never. It’s amorphous in this way, and really changes in meaning the way you say it. I’d say it fits pretty well in Biden’s purported use.

Could Biden have said something else? Yes. I saw multiple possibilities from naysayers. Did it seem likely he said something else? Maybe. But Muslims on Twitter chose to believe it because it was funny to. He tacked it on to the end of his dig at Trump the same way my parents would if I asked about that guitar: “When? Inshallah?”

Far-right media also seems to have believed it too. Breitbart immediately blogged Biden’s supposed turn of phrase, quoting one writer saying there’s no reason to “fear” the term. The top comment on the site’s post when I checked it said Biden was “pandering to Islam.” I wish.

I reached out to the Biden camp to ask whether or not he really said it. Not too long after, I saw Asma Khalid of NPR had the scoop:



This raises only more questions—who taught him!? But as terrible as this debate night was, at least a few of us had this moment.





The Problem with Biden saying "Inshallah"





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We are only travelling through this life


Yasmin Mogahed








Quranic Tips for How to Sleep | Tafseer of Surah an-Naba


Sheikh Uzair Akbar






This week Sheikh Uzair Akbar delves deeper into verses from Surah an-Naba.

This episode is full of gems on best practices for sleeping according to the Quran and Sunnah.

Sheikh Uzair gives us some beautiful advice for ensuring we are able to wake up for Fajr, and enjoy these early morning moments worshipping Allah to start our day.





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Man who bashed pregnant woman at Parramatta cafe jailed for three years    


Assault victim, Rana Elasmar, leaves Parramatta District Court supported by her husband.


A man being sentenced for bashing a pregnant Muslim woman in Western Sydney has turned his back in court on the victim who endured his "inherently vicious" and unprovoked attack.

Stipe Lozina, 43, was recorded on CCTV in November asking Rana Elasmar for change in a Parramatta cafe before leaping across the table.

On Thursday, he repeatedly disrupted sentence proceedings in the NSW District Court, interjecting on the video link to allege someone of the same religion as Ms Elasmar had harmed his mother.

Judge Christopher Craigie warned Lozina the link would be muted if he continued.

"Thank you," Lozina said before standing up, turning off the lights in the room and facing the door.

When told by a correctional officer the sentence would proceed without him, he replied: "I don't care."

Judge Craigie pressed on with the sentence and said Ms Elasmar was justifiably terrified during the "inherently vicious" attack.

"The assault was one with a grave potential to cause very serious harm to both the victim and her unborn child," he said.

It had also shaken Ms Elasmar's perception of the Australian community, the judge added.

He sentenced Lozina to three years with a non-parole period of two years.

Judge Craigie said he had not experienced an interruption like Lozina's in well over 40 years in the criminal justice system.

In sentencing, he acknowledged Lozina's "longstanding struggle with mental illness", and applied a 25 per cent discount for his guilty plea.

Lozina, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, declined to use Legal Aid and insisted on representing himself through the proceedings, despite being warned against doing so.

He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and faced a maximum five years in prison.

Ms Elasmar, who claimed she was targeted because she was wearing a hijab, earlier this month told the court how she feared for her unborn child during the assault.




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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 2 October 2020

TITLE: When does Allah punish both the sinner and the non-sinner at the same time?  

IMAM: Maulana Nizamul Haq Thanvi






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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 2 October 2020
TITLE: The first house of Islam Daarul Arqam

IMAM: Mufti Zeeyad Ravat








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INDIA: When I first met Bilkis, she sat in the midst of a crowd, surrounded by young women who were protesting with placards displaying verses of revolution. With prayer beads in one hand and the national flag in the other, Bilkis became the voice of the marginalized in India, an 82-year-old who would sit at a protest site from 8 a.m. to midnight.

She had been sitting there ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act, which could block Muslims from citizenship in the country, in December, and she continued through the cold winter. Bilkis, along with thousands of women who joined her in Shaheen Bagh, a neighborhood in New Delhi, became the symbol of resistance in a nation where the voices of women and minorities were being systematically drowned out by the majoritarian politics of the Modi regime. Bilkis gave hope and strength to activists and student leaders who were being thrown behind bars for standing up for the unpopular truth in a democracy that was sliding into authoritarianism, and inspired peaceful copycat protests across the country.

She said to me as a parting note: “I will sit here till blood stops flowing in my veins so the children of this country and the world breathe the air of justice and equality.” Bilkis deserves recognition so the world acknowledges the power of resistance against tyranny.




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








Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life's Shackles



Yasmin Mogahed



Many of us live our lives entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Often, we have no idea why this happens. Reclaim Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this slavery.


It is about the journey in and out of life's most deceptive traps. Reclaim Your Heart is not just a self-help book. It is a manual about the journey of the heart in and out of the ocean of this life.


It is a book about how to keep your heart from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do when it does. It is a book about redemption, about hope, about renewal. Every heart can heal, and each moment is created to bring us closer to that transformative return.


Reclaim Your Heart is about finding that moment when everything stops and suddenly looks different. It is about finding your own awakening. And then returning to the better, truer, and freer version of yourself.


Many of us live our lives, entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Many of us have no idea why this happens. Reclaim Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this slavery. It is about the journey in an out of life's most deceptive traps.


This book was written to awaken the heart and provide a new perspective on love, loss, happiness, and pain. Providing a manual of sorts, Reclaim Your Heart will teach readers how to live in this life without allowing life to own you. It is a manual of how to protect your most prized possession: the heart.



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CCN's Bookshelf

Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate
No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison
The Baghdad Clock
Saïd the Fisherman
Through The Peacock Gate
English Translation of the Qur'an
Home Fire
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism
Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious And Ideological Foundations
Islam in Europe
Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World
From My Sisters' Lips
A Long Jihad: My Quest for the Middle Way
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
Step Up: Embrace the Leader Within
The Lebs
British Mosques
From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life
I, Migrant: A comedian's journey from Karachi to the outback

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KB's Culinary Corner





[KB SAYS] Another great Healthy idea for the school holidays.

Falafel Burgers


served with Sweet Potato Fries





  1. 1 cup dried chickpeas soak overnight

  2. 2 tblsp flour (optional)

  3. ½ tsp ground ginger

  4. ½ tsp ground garlic

  5. 1 onion roughly chopped

  6. 1 tsp ground green chillies

  7. 1 tsp crushed cumin

  8. 1 tsp lightly crushed coriander seeds

  9. ¼ tsp caraway seeds

  10. 1 tsp salt

  11. ¼ tsp baking powder

  12. 4 tblsp parsley

  13. Sesame seeds

Place chickpeas in processor and process till fine
Add in rest of ingredients and process further
Heat oil in deep pan
Shape in patties and fry till golden on both sides


Tzatziki Dip

  1. 1 cup Greek yoghurt

  2. ⅓ cup grated cucumber squeeze out water

  3. ¼ tsp crushed garlic

  4. Salt and black pepper

  5. Mint leaves Chopped

  6. 1 tblsp lemon juice

Mix all ingredients. Chill

Slice broiche buns and toast
Top the buns with Tzatziki dip, baby Rocket leaves, Falafel Pattie, Tomato slice, Cucumber slice, Tzatziki

Serve with sweet potato fries



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Keeping Fit with Kareema








My Health and Fitness

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Q: Dear Kareema, I’m happy with my weight loss journey thus far, now to tone-up a touch. Any advice?

A: Take a few simple steps to build and tone muscles:

Lift regularly – when it comes to rejuvenating muscles, resistance training is key.


Take a few pump classes a week or do your body-weight training in the comfort of your home.

Focus on your entire body – Classes like Yoga and Pilates are great to strength-building and toning as well as well as working deep muscle.





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The CCN Chuckle




Mula Nasruddin gets an SMS from his bank:

"Your credit card bill payments are outstanding."



Mula Nasruddin replies to the SMS:

"Thanks for the compliment."


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An Ayaat-a-Week






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Did you know........









......continued from last week's CCN



With his position in Medina secured, Muhammad could finally deal with Quraysh on an equal level.

Confident in the stability of the Muslim state and inspired by a recent revelation that promised impending victory, Muhammad set out in 628 with an army of 1,500 towards Mecca.

But this was not an army intent on war.

They were clothed in the simple two-garment outfit of pilgrims, and only carried travelling swords.

No armour, no cavalry and no banners of war were brought along.

Muhammad hoped to gain access to Mecca and the Ka’ba peacefully in order to conduct a pilgrimage.

He camped just outside the borders of Mecca, at Hudaybiyyah, waiting for permission from Quraysh to enter the sacred grounds.

The Meccans, no doubt baffled by the audacity of the Muslims, just six years after their escape from Mecca, had a difficult decision to make.

If they allowed Muhammad and his followers to enter Mecca, they would look weak to other Arab tribes, unable to prevent a barely-armed force from entering their city.

On the other hand, their main role in Mecca was to facilitate the pilgrimage for anyone, a duty they took very seriously.

In the end, they negotiated a treaty with Muhammad.

They agreed to vacate Mecca for three days to allow Muhammad and the Muslims to complete the pilgrimage—the following year.

Muhammad would have to return to Medina that year without having visited his hometown.

Furthermore, a truce was agreed to.

Mecca and Medina (and their affiliated tribes) would refrain from fighting for ten years.

Some Muslims were clearly discontented by the terms of the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, having hoped for immediate access to Mecca or even a complete conquest of Quraysh.


To be continued in next week's CCN....



Source: Lost Islamic History by Firas Alkhateeb



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Lessons From My Life: Ahmad Totonji (serialized)







Ahmad Totonji’s 35 Principles for Success in Life and Work



continued from last week's CCN.....



2 Dialogue with Non-Believers

Believers should establish connections with non-believers without overloading them with vast amounts of knowledge. Do not discuss faith in all its aspects and details during the first meeting, nor treat your first meeting as if it is the first and the last, sharing anything and everything.
The non-believer will not understand faith at the same level as the believer in the beginning.

The information you present may become jumbled and confusing, leading to misguidance and the absence of any benefit from the discussion. The correct practice and successful way of calling non-believers to Islam is through a step-by-step approach and by progressing in a patient and wise way.

Listen to the other person first and pay attention to what she/he says. Show interest in what others have to say and you will discover their concerns and personal interests as well as the areas of overlap between your ideas and theirs.

Their misunderstandings will also become clear. In this way you will be able to analyze their thoughts and understand what they are saying,and in turn you will be able to choose the best approach for your presentation.
“Buy before you sell,” the saying goes.

Remember that there is no magic lamp through which you can achieve your goals. Everything you reap is based on what you have sown. Make sure you plant properly and at the right time. Ideas take time to develop and bear fruit. Never forget to move in an organized fashion when presenting your ideas, for organization is a universal quality.

Give the other person enough time to think, discuss and modify his own ideas, and allow him the chance to sift through your arguments and accept them on their own merits. Time is essential for ideas to settle in and become established, over a series of encounters. We must also remember that laziness and distraction occur over time as well. Therefore, do not ignore the time factor and its importance. Your goal is not merely facilitating changing people’s faith, but to serve them and make them comfortable.


to be continued in next week's CCN......



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My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me.

My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety.

And my purpose in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men.


~ Yasmin Mogahed

Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life's Shackles 



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Alhamdulillah, over many years I have worked with many non-Muslims who have always asked me about Muslims & Islam, and I have shared as much and as best as I could within my understanding and knowledge.

Alhamdulillah I have watch them develop a beautiful understanding of our practices, to the extent I have seen them explain and clarify misconceptions to others.

Once again during this past Ramadan, much was discussed over our staff iftar dinner meeting.

So I decided to document some of this basic Islamic information in a simple to read and understand website and share with my staff and colleagues.

It’s intended to be as simple as can be, whilst still providing a good overview, including some multi-faith interviews which I found very valuable even to me as a Muslim.

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Southport Mosque Gold Coast





This is the Southport Masjid in the heart of the Gold Coast Australia where Muslims make up less than 5%.


Southport Masjid is the second masjid on the Gold Coast. It was established to accommodate the growing Muslim community. It is situated less than 10 minutes from Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, making it a prime location to also serve the needs of Muslim tourists. There is ample parking and easy access.


Because of COVID we cannot fundraise traditionally putting the masjid in grave risk of immediate foreclosure.


Help us pay for the masjid before it is forced to close.


We are in desperate and urgent need of the masjid to save our community.


From protest to piety, from hate to love, from loneliness to community, from ignorance to guidance, from church to masjid, from dunya to akhira.


With your help, our desperation will turn to hope. Fight alongside us to save the masjid!


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Useful Links




HikmahWay Institute HikmahWay offers online and in-person Islamic courses to equip Muslims of today with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to lead balanced, wholesome and beneficial lives.

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque

Al-Nisa 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 (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW) (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD) (Islamic College of South Australia, SA) (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA) (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

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

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

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

MCCA Islamic Finance  & Investments

Islamic Society of Queensland Inc. Contact the President, Br.Saiyad Pasha 0432593810 or Snr VP, Hj.Shamim Khan 0403541012

Sisters Support Services Programs and activities for women in need ( and 0404 921 620)

Australasian Muslim Times




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)

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)

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 Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

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Lockyer Valley Islamic Association

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

Al Tadhkirah Institute Madressa, Hifz and other Islamic courses

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