Messages from readers and organizations
acknowledgement of CCN's 250th issue on 23 August 2009
bulletin from CCN includes a good blend of local
Queensland, National as well as international
issues that interest Muslims.
The inclusion of
humour, culinary delight, and exercise makes for
a well rounded start to the week for most
perspective of the Australian Federation of
Islamic Councils, such initiatives as the weekly
CCN bulletin and similar makes the Australian
Muslims now much more savvy and able to
articulate our interests more widely.
employing twitter and similar gives the ability
to many more to engage with the greater Muslim
community and having links to the web sites of
different organisations is very inclusive.
perspective, we give full marks to the CCN team
of dedicated volunteers and hope that they
continue with this valuable work into the future
so that in years to come we will celebrate 25
years and more of their bulletins.
that Mulla Nasruddin will be entertaining us and
our future generations can only be a welcome
relief to our fast lives.
Congratulations on reaching 250 issues and all
the best for the next 25,000.
of Islamic Councils (AFIC)
CCN is a
wonderful independent publication that I always
I have to
read, listen and watch a lot of media in this
job and there is almost no other publication
that I can say that about.
and I religiously (or should that be
assiduously) read CCN each week.
I find it a
delicious mix of important news and views,
debate, announcements, notices, community
events, nutritional advice, gossip, and, most
All of us
are nourished, defined and confined by our
roots. And as a politician I am acutely aware
of the constraints that come with my upbringing
in the “white-bread” west of Queensland –
particularly when it comes to representing one
of the most multicultural electorates in
my weekly dose of CCN is invaluable in helping
me keep in touch with the wonderful people on
the south side who elected me.
Australia all too often has a spotlight put on
it – usually by idiots, the ignorant, the
uneducated or racists.
always do my best to support and defend
Australian Muslims – even those who do not live
in the electorate of Moreton. I will continue
to do so– not only because I have been
befriended and welcomed into the homes of many
of your readership – but because it is the right
thing to do!
Member for Moreton
Anybody who has heard me speak locally will know
that CCN is the source of all my best (and cleanest
I have been
an avid reader of CCN since I was introduced to
this publication over a year ago. The range of
information it contains never ceases to amaze
me. There is something for everyone from
current events, social gatherings, networking
function, topics for debates, announcement,
health issues, recipes, fashion,
advertisements, and many more.
CCN plays a
role in our culturally diverse society.
For the many
people who do not know or understand our fellow
Australians who are from a Muslim background,
this publication will open your eyes to many
things that they are not aware of.
Most of us
tend to judge others from what we read in the
newspapers or see on television.
information available from CCN may not be the
sensational ones we are given by the media but
taken collectively they present a picture of a
peaceful, happy, family and community oriented
members of the Australian society.
is a very effective means of engaging with the
community and CCN truly has earned its place in
creating a harmonious society.
Communities Council of Queensland
On behalf of the Muslim Business
Network, I wish to congratulate you and all the
others involved with CCN on the milestone of
reaching the 250th issue of the CCN Newsletter.
CCN has played and continues to
play a major role in keeping the Muslim
community up to date with local, national and
international news and events which are of
interest to CCN's thousands of readers.
I wish to take this opportunity
to thank CCN for its support of MBN and for
attending and covering our events in CCN and
wish you well for the future, Insha-Allah.
Ramadan Mubarak to you and all
Muslim Brothers and Sisters who read and support
Shummis Rane & MBN Executive
The success of good
restaurants depends on the combination of
several factors amongst which are a stirring
menu, relaxed ambience, swift service, attention
to detail, passion of the chef and consistency.
So what has a newsletter got to do with the
The principles are the same and it comes as no
surprise that the CCN news has reached its two
hundred and fiftieth issue, Alhamdulillah!
Like the successful restaurant, CCN news
continues to dish out a buffet of news bites to
satisfy most palates week after week with
attention to detail that keeps readers like me
connected to the trial and tribulations of our
Down Under families and friends.
Congratulation to CCN on reaching the milestone
of this 250th issue. May Allah (SWT) accept the
efforts and may the passion of the CCN Team
continue burning brightly, Aameen
o’alaikum Dear CCN Team
I take this
opportunity to express my humble opinion on this
remarkable milestone of CCN reaching its 250th
One can only
imagine the time and effort involved in putting
together a weekly “not to be missed” edition and
all thanks and praise is to Allah swt for giving
the CCN team the energy and drive to ensure that
deadlines are met timeously.
On behalf of
the Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc I
congratulate the CCN team on this fantastic
issues have given us a sense of belonging to the
broader community of Muslims and it has been an
excellent tool for us to promote the activities
that take place in Gold Coast as well.
personal level, CCN has helped to fill a certain
void in my life. Back in South Africa it
was a regular habit to wait for the Sunday
Tribune and the Sunday Times to be delivered and
the rest of the morning was spent lying around
reading the Sunday papers before heading off to
the once famous Curries Fountain to see and
support non racial football.
getting up and heading for the computer to get
the latest issue of ………..CCN.
and keep up the great work!!!!
Islamic Society of Gold Coast
reaching your 250th
edition of an online resource
the finger on the pulse of the issues
relating to the
Muslim community, both
locally here in Queensland
broadly at a national
celebrate local successes and events (for which
there are many), but also provides humorous and
informative articles along with facilitating
debate on a range of issues that creates
also involves the wider community.
the member of the
Queensland Parliament with
a large constitute from the Islamic faith, I
know first hand
social, cultural and economic
contributions that the Muslim community has
provided to Queensland
over many years.
May I wish CCN all the very best for
ahead in what is an excellent online
Stephen Robertson MP
Member for Stretton
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines & Energy
and Minister for Trade
Congratulations on your 250th edition OF CCN,
well done! What a great achievement!
await the transmission of the CCN newsletter
each Sunday morning. From it I can read about
the achievements of members of the local Muslim
community, find information about upcoming
events within our community, have a chuckle over
the latest comic strip, and find the latest
cooking recipe and health hints. Also I can
read the news from around the Muslim world and
find out about good books to read.
CCN is easy
to read and is always on time. The CCN Team is
to be congratulated on the end product and
thanked for the many hours employed in producing
this informative and appealing newsletter.
The CCN has
played a vital role in informing the community
of the formation of and work of the Queensland
Muslim Welfare Association Inc. It has helped us
appeal to the community for donation of goods to
stock our shop and to help furnish the homes of
those who were in urgent need. It has also
informed the community of our success in acting
when we were called upon.
CCN is a
vital link for Muslims to contact and inform,
appeal to and respond to each other.
committee and welfare recipients of the
Queensland Muslim Welfare Association Inc. offer
congratulations on the 250th edition and extend
our sincere thanks for the time taken to include
our segment in your newsletter, which has been
at no cost to our organisation, yet it has
reaped rewards for those in need and those who
have donated goods.
Janeth Deen (President
"The CCN is like a good cup of coffee... every
time I read the new issue I get energized!"
Also, on behalf of Sunnah Inspirations, I would
like to sincerely thank you for your assistance
and cooperation in advertising the various
events organised by Sunnah Inspirations.
Best wishes to the whole CCN team,
Alaikom from Cape Town
We enjoyed the latest issue of CCN .
Mubarak on your 250th issue and Insha Allah may
you go from strength to strength with your
objective and informative publications.
Ramadan Mubarak to all and may The Almighty
Allah satisfy all your hearts desires Insha
Abubaker and Noorjaha Amien
If you talk to the Muslims of the other
Australian states on the topic of services for
the Muslim community, they might express a sense
of envy (in the good sense) because we might be
a little ahead of the rest.
May Allah assist your efforts
Federation of Australian Muslim
Students and Youth (FAMSY)
Ramadan mubarak to all - 500 coming up soon -
keep up the great work. Salaams
On behalf of Multicultural Affairs Queensland, I
would like to take this opportunity to
congratulate CCN on the wonderful achievement in
reaching the 250th edition.
CCN has proved to be both very informative and
interesting in the diversity of issues and
events covered which also highlights the
positive contribution that Queensland’s Muslim
community has made to the social and cultural
fabric of our society here in Queensland.
Multicultural Affairs Queensland
Department of Communities
Alhamdolillah, you have reached a significant
milestone of the 250th. Edition.
The CCN is a very informative newsletter, coming
out weekly, and providing for the much
anticipated Sunday morning ritual.
The content is diverse, catering for every
taste, for every age bracket, and for those
wishing to gain a better insight into the
Muslim Community of Brisbane
The wide variety of subjects, the entertainment,
the current affairs, and the community news, are
all widely researched and printed for community
The CCN has filled a void that has lingered
within the local Muslim community.
I know for a fact that it is widely read out
there in the general community, by Muslims, and
by well wishers of the Muslim community.
I pray to Almighty Allah SWT, to continue to
help you to produce such a newsletter, for all
Hj. Sultan M. Deen
our Theological Director, Moulana Navlakhi
having visited you and the number of enquiries
received from the SANHA link published on your
newsletter weekly, we are a witness to your
crusade in nurturing good community relations.
the CCN newsletter has been delivered to several
thousand computers every week without a break
for two hundred and fifty weeks is testimony to
offer our duas for the continuing success of the
CCN for years to come, Aameen.
South African National Halaal Authority
On behalf of the
Lions Club of Kuraby I wish to congratulate CNN
on the significant milestone in reaching the
250th edition, a wonderful display of commitment
by providing a source of information and
entertainment to the community via your weekly
CCN is viewed with
great interest among members of the local
community, not least for the coverage of events
and projects that assist others less fortunate.
May I also take this opportunity to wish all your
Muslim readers a rewarding and spiritually
fulfilling month in this the holy month of
Lions Club of Kuraby
To the CCN Team
The AMARAH team
would like to wish all CCN volunteers and
readers Ramadhan Mubarak.
We would also like
to take this opportunity to congratulate CCN on
reaching its 250th issue.
only weekly newsletter, CCN is such an important
resource for our community.
Indeed, many of us
cannot imagine a Sunday without CCN in our
inbox. Where else would we get our news about
what is happening in the Muslim community
(local, national and international) written in
such a witty and insightful manner?
The AMARAH team
would especially like to thank CCN for the
support it has shown to our organisation in
promoting and supporting our events and causes.
We are able to reach many more in the Muslim and
the wider communities because of your existence!
congratulations CCN on reaching this impressive
milestone, and we look forward to reading the
On behalf of Alnisa Youth Group Inc, we would
like to congratulate CCN on its tremendous
achievement to date.
Mash'Allah CCN has assisted Al-Nisa Youth Group
by allowing us to advertise all our events as
well as any articles we have wanted to publish
to the wider community.
We would like to thank CCN for its support over
the years, and would not have been able to be as
successful without your help via a means for us
to advertise to the wider community.
May Allah SWT reward those who are behind the
scenes of CCN.. we all look forward to our
Sunday dose of the newsletter and to see what is
happening in our community.
Again, thank you for everything, and we look
forward to many more newsletters to come
Ramadan Mubarak to you all :)
Alnisa Youth Group Inc.
Ramadan Kareem to
you and your readers.
I have been regularly receiving, and reading,
your publication on Sundays. Thank you very much
for sending me the publication with many
valuable information, particularly issues
related to the Muslim community, in and around
Brisbane, which is often ignored by mainstream
Your publications keeps the readers abreast on
the latest happenings in the community and
various events that impacts on us.
I didn't agree on everything you published, but
I communicated to you when I had any different
opinion on some the contents of the publication.
You treated them very professionally.
The community event calendar and forecasted
dates for Islamic calendar have been useful to
I thank you and your team for including some
stories from the Islamic Society of Toowoomba
Inc and about my professional activities. I
could imagine how much time and efforts it take
to maintain a regular commitment of this nature.
You have done, and I believe you will continue
to do so, if not better.
I wish you and your publication a bright future.
Shahjahan Khan, PhD
President, Islamic Countries Society of
Statistical Sciences (ISOSS),
Department of Mathematics & Computing
University of Southern Queensland
Thank you for providing another very
interesting weekly issue.
Your work is highly regarded and may Allah bless
you for the continued good work.
Leading Senior Constable
Multicultural Advisory Unit