The Crescents Team Raises the Bar for the World's Greatest Shave
The Bald and the Beautiful?
It was a case of hair yesterday and gone today at the Kuraby Community Hall when over 50 'volunteers' were coaxed into shaving off their hair or getting them coloured.
In what turned out to be a fun day out for the family the Crescents of Brisbane Team coordinated the Great Shave Event to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and raised some $4 000 on the day.
In addition to this, team member, Mr. Faisal Hatia, through his company HP Corporation in association with Crescents of Brisbane raised a staggering $45 000 mainly through the generosity of his business associates.
The Crescents of Brisbane Team wishes to thank the many, many participants and sponsors for contributing to this worthy cause.
PS: Those who did not hand in monies collected on the day or still have outstanding pledges should contact Iqbal Sultan on 0412 845 786 as soon as possible please.
Kuraby Special School Fund Raiser Dinner
A smaller than expected turn out did not dampen the enthusiasm and spirit of the occasion as the Crescents of Brisbane and the Kuraby Lions joined forces last night (Saturday, 17 March) to raise funds for the Kuraby Special School.
Minister for the Environment and Multiculturalism, Lindy Nelson-Carr MP, graced the occasion with her presence. Also present was the Principal of the Kuraby Special School, Ms Sue Esposito, who addressed the audience describing the work being done in the past.
There were many prizes given away on the night as well as AFL auction items.
The extent to which the target of $18 000 was reached will be determined in due cause.
Crescents of Brisbane would like to thank all those who bought tickets, provided sponsorships and/or donated prizes.
Many members of the Muslim community who could not go to the dinner donated their tickets back to Crescents of Brisbane who duly offered them to a group of refugees.
By all accounts the food was delicious and the atmosphere very relaxed and entertaining.
Crescents of Brisbane acknowledges the sterling work put in by Mr. David Forde who pulled off the night almost single-handedly, and at great personal expense to his well-being having sacrificed his night-on-the-town on St. Patrick's Day for a very worthy cause.
On the Road to Wedded Bliss.....
Nasreen, daughter of Yoonus and CatijaOmar, and Idris, son of Ismail and FatimaJangda were married at a Nikah ceremony at the Kuraby Mosque yesterday (Saturday 17 March).
The bridal reception took place at the Hilton Hotel.
Algester Mosque Fund Raiser BBQ
Al-Nisa Forum on Employment of Muslims
If you are a young Muslim person who has difficulty accessing employment or training or has issues with education, then join the Al-nisa Youth Group on Sunday 18 March at the Sunnybank Hills Library for a day forum on employment related issues.
Al-nisa Youth Group Inc is working in partnership with the Australian Multicultural Foundation to identify barriers to accessing employment and education and working with other service provider like government and the Muslim community employment workers from ACCESS Inc. to address them.
Portside Wharf will come alive during the festival with an Indian Spice Festival on Sunday 1st of April featuring oils, condiments, spices, plants, Indian fashion, food and fabrics, original artworks and Bollywood dancing and entertainment.
The opening night film will be preceded by a fully catered party in the Portside plaza with a Bollywood dance extravaganza!
Mr. Yusuf Hussein (2nd from left), the Ambassador, Mr Suliman Sabdia, IWAQ representative, Pat Purcell MP, Ms. Galila Abdelsalem, Dr. Sadeq Mustapha
A delegation of businessmen and women and community leaders met at Parliament House during the week with Mr Jamal Al-Ghunaim, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait in Australia at the invitation of The HonPat PurcellMP, Minister for Emergency Services.
Calling for QLD YAMY nominations
The Young Australian Muslim of the Year (YAMY) award aims to support, recognise and encourage Outstanding Contributions to the Community in Muslim youth and to encourage increased participation to the Australian community.
The YAMY award is unique in that it places the emphasis an individual’s ability to contribute their skills, talent and time to the community, as opposed to recognising the individual for the skill or talent alone.
Nominations close 30th March. According to the organizer, there have been no nominations from Queensland to date despite the fact that there are many young people undertaking great things in the community.
The finalists will be flown to Melbourne for the award ceremony, with a parent, and may win a Laptop computer or IPOD shuffle, at the very least for their efforts.
There was a Moulana whose wife was expecting a baby so he went to the trustees of the Mosque and asked for a raise.
After much consideration and discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the Moulana's family expanded, so would his paycheck.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the trustees decided to hold another meeting to discuss the Moulana's salary.
There was much yelling and bickering about how much the Moulanas's additional children were costing the Mosque.
Finally, the Moulana got up and spoke to the trustees, "Children are a gift from God," he said.
Silence fell amongst the trustees.
Then one of the trustees spoke up and said, "Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much, we wear raincoats."
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