prominent South African chefs flown in
especially for the occasion to tend to the
very discriminating palates of the guests,
and some 250 overseas family members and
friends arriving from various parts of the
world for a week of entertainment and
ceremonies, the marriage of Zishaan,
son of Yunie and Faiyaza
Omar (Fabrico Wholesalers of Underwood,
to Nadia, daughter of Amina
and Omar Khan (Global Convenience in
Kuraby) was solemnized at a Nikah ceremony
on Friday at the Kuraby Mosque by Imam Peer.
The Gold Coast Convention
Centre near Surfers Paradise served as a fitting
reception venue last night (Saturday) for the 700 guests
who revelled in the opulence, elegance and glamour of
the Broadbeach landmark.
From the moment of entry
to the final farewells early into the next morning the
guests were indulged in every department by their hosts
for the evening who spared neither detail nor style to
make it a memorable event.
The dramatic entrance of
20 young 'best' men decked in black served as a hint of
what was to follow - with heart-rending poetry recitals
and speeches to an impassioned song from the father of
the bride that prompted an involuntary deluge of mascara
runs amongst many a guest.
CCN congratulates the
dashing groom and lovely bride and wish them all the
very best for the future, insha'Allah.
Nikah ceremony at the Kuraby Mosque
FROM THE POTS
All hands on deck - South African
"It's all in the stirring" imported chef
Farouk Manjra (left)
(L to R): Mohammed Rajah, Yusuf Hatia and
[Editor] With a number of
prominent businessmen making the journey from overseas
for the occasion, this one event will surely take full
honours for any short, sharp, upward spike in the
Australian economy over the next few weeks.
The Australian National Imams Council
(ANIC) is an organization of Imams and Islamic
Scholars. A Public Company limited by Guarantee, ANIC
was established in November 2006 as an umbrella
organization of Councils of Imams of Australian States
ANIC seeks to unite the Councils of Imams of Australian
States and Territories in order to streamline the
activities of Imams in Australia.
ANIC is governed by the General Assembly and an
Executive Board, which is elected from amongst its
members. At the Councils inaugural General Assembly
Meeting held in Sydney on 26th March, 2006, an Executive
Board of 15 members representing all States and
Territories was elected for a term not exceeding two
years. A resolution passed at the GAM empowered the
Executive Board to elect and appoint the Grant Mufti of
According to its website at
http://www.anic.org.au ANIC is the only national
organisation of Imams and Islamic Scholars, which places
it in the unique position of being the only official
representative of Australian Muslims. ANIC members are
involved in the day-to-day affairs of the Muslim
community, with direct access to the wishes and
aspirations of the Australian Muslim community.
Membership is open to all qualified Imams
who are active in the affairs of the Muslim community.
Currently there are in excess of 95 Imams registered
with ANIC as active members.
To become a member of ANIC you must be a member of the
state Council of Imams. In the case where there is no
state Council of Imams, i.e. NT, SA, TAS and ACT, then
you can apply direct to ANIC by completing
the nomination form and forwarding it to by email to
or by fax to 1300 765 964.
ANIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Abdul Moez
Secretary: Shady Alsuleiman
Vice Secretary: Burhaan Mahtir
Treasurer: Abdulazim Rahman
Vice Treasurer: Sabri Samson
Committee Members: Yahya Safi; Saeed Shah;
Mohammad Nawaz; Imraan Husain; Mahmoud Omran;
Amin Abou Samaha; Adam Konda; Mohammed Swaiti
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Kareema's Keep Fit Column
Q: Salaams Kareema, we're off on a
family holiday and I was hoping you could give
us some guidelines on keeping fit while away.
A: Great You'll be pleased to know that
there are many mini-workouts to be done, even on a
- Try a 30 minute frisbee toss with the kids - lots of
fun and you will burn plenty of calories without even
feeling the effort.
- A regular run on the beach is a great workout - you'll
be surprised at how much harder 'soft sand running' is
compared to a flat, hard surface.
- Hula-hooping is another exercise that the kids would
love and doesn't feel like a workout. It's great
for toning your abs.
- If you're out shopping, take the stairs instead of the
lift and take the long way back to the car.
- Always keep a ball in the car, the kids are sure to
come up with some active games you can play using a ball
(doesn't matter where you are or how much room you
- And then there's the pool of course, hours of fun just
simply splashing away!!! Have fun.
All questions sent in are published here
anonymously and without any references to the author of
is nothing better on a warm balmy summer evening then a
refreshing 'home-made' ice tea.
Tea, mint, sugar, orange and lemon juices make this a
quick and easy, refreshingly delicious drink.
MINT ICE TEA
3 cups boiling water
12 sprigs fresh mint
4 tea bags
1 cup white sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
5 cups cold water
3 orange slices for garnish (optional)
3 lemon slices for garnish (optional)
Place the tea bags and mint sprigs into a large pitcher.
Pour boiling water over them, and allow to steep for
about 8 minutes. Remove and discard the tea bags and
mint leaves, squeezing out excess liquid. Stir in sugar
until dissolved, then stir in the orange juice and lemon
juice. Pour in the cold water. Serve over ice cubes,
garnished with orange or lemon slices.
Do you have a recipe to share with
Send in your favourite recipe to
firstname.lastname@example.org and who
knows, you could be our "guest chef" for a future
edition of CCN.
I would like
to take this opportunity to thank CCN for the
excellent work done and service provided to the
community -- another year has passed on .
Since my arrival to Brisbane (5.5yrs ago) I have
seen and tried not to miss, the excellent
contribution to community work which you have
provided -- in actual fact you have become a source
of supply of knowledge which we have "taken for
granted" -- it has become part of our lives, if not
only for the local "gossip" and happenings but also
for the update on international events.
I can imagine
a tremendous amount of work in research and entering
to establish a weekly bulletin -- like I said, we
only read and "take for granted" that the next issue
will be there in our inbox -- thank you for a job
well done guys .
A small suggestion if I may: Can we have a name
attached to/or below each article -- I know most of
the work gets done by a handful of people but we
would like to know who sits up day and night
providing that service which we so much "take for
Dear reader, thank you for your suggestion and your
kind words. Unfortunately, our sense of modesty and
humility, and our innate abhorrence of ostentation,
fame and fortune that such information is almost
certain to befall us deters us from exposing
ourselves in the manner you have stated.
And, there is
also the other issue with respect to CCN's public
liability which does not extend to its editorial
staff when it comes to matters of slander, innuendo,
defamation and libel.
Assalamu Alaikum W. W.
After I had seen TOMMARCOS regularly sponsoring the
CCN, I decided I should give it a try.
I ordered the STEAK, with a bit of chilli and garlic
To my surprise, within about 10 minutes my meal was
presented to me. IT WAS HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!
The meal was delicious, and well presented. I would
recommend this place to everyone.
While I was there, I noticed the servings of PIZZA
that were being dished out to other diners, and
listening to their remarks. Well it was always
the same "The pizza is huge and tastes great". And
that was also from non-Muslim patrons. Shows that
even in competition with other Pizza places, that TOMMARCOS is very well regarded.
I was invited to check out the kitchen and
facilities. The kitchen and prep area were very
clean, and a check of all the ingredients proved
that everything was HALAL as stipulated.
NON MUSLIM owners,
Michael and Steve, had been
very thorough in sourcing all the HALAL products and
ingredients, to ensure that all MUSLIMS can order
from the whole menu, with the confidence that
everything is HALAL.
I commend Michael and Steve for their initiative in
setting up a fully HALAL restaurant and takeaway.
Wasalam, Hj. Sultan M. DEEN
The CCN Chuckle
Mula Nasruddin had
a nephew whom he thought a lot of and who worked at a
Saudi oil refinery.
About four years
ago they moved his nephew down to South America and Mula
Nasruddin hadn't seen him since.
But the nephew
still thought of Mula Nasruddin and Mula Nasruddin's
Every Eid he sent
Mula Nasruddin a nice present.
This Eid the nephew
sent Nasruddin a LIVE bird. A green bird, a yellow top
and with some red on it's beak.
absolutely delicious," said Mula Nasruddin wiping his
mouth after the Eid lunch.
Well, after Eid the
nephew called wanting to know if Mula Nasruddin had got
the bird that he had sent.
Nasruddin said, "We
"How did you like
him?" asked the nephew. To which Nasruddin replied
truthfully: "It was delicious."
"You don't mean you
ate the bird, do you?", asked the incredulous nephew.
"Off course we did!"
The nephew was
visibly upset by this.
"I paid a fortune
for that bird!", exclaimed the nephew. "That
worth a fortune."
He said, "That bird
could speak two different languages."
said, "Well - he should have said something."
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