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

Sunday, 9 March 2008

 .Newsletter 0174


Brisbane Muslims and Taiwanese Meet Over a Cuppa






















Mr. Ted Liao addresses the gathering


It was an event that the Mayor of Brisbane, Campbell Newman and Mr. Graham Perrett, Member for Moreton, saw fit to attend not only to heap praises on the initiative but to give it their wholehearted support.


At a function held yesterday (Saturday) afternoon to develop friendships between the Muslim and Taiwanese communities of Brisbane, Mr. Wayne Ko, the Secretary General of the Queensland Federation of Taiwanese Associations gave a background to Taiwan and Mr. Ted L. M. Liao, Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Brisbane, spoke on the local Taiwanese community.


For the Muslim Community, Mr. Suliman Sabdia described the role of the Islamic Council of Queensland, Mrs. Galila Abdelsalam spoke about the various functions within the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland that extended beyond assisting not only Muslim women but which reached members of all other religions and gender; Dr. Mohammed Hanief Khatree summarized the aims and objectives of the Muslim Business Network; Ms Aliyah Deen and Ms Shaima Khan described the respective roles of the Al-Nisa Youth Group and MYServices; the role of AMARAH was articulated very eloquently by Mr. Javed Khatree; and the presentations ended with Ms Mariam Essof describing some of the activities of Crescents of Brisbane.


Both communities acknowledged the efforts of Mr. David Forde of the Kuraby Lions who single-handedly (both literally and figuratively) brokered the meeting of the two communities.

Ms Mariam Essof presents the Certificate of Friendship to Mr. Wayne KO


The gourmet sandwiches and refreshments, prepared and presented, in inimitably professional fashion, by the ladies of the Crescents of Brisbane team won as much acclaim by the attendees as did the rest of the afternoon's proceedings.


The meeting ended with the assurance by both communities that this was just the start of greater things to come and both looked forward to collaborative work and joint ventures in the near future.


The Certificate of Friendship, signed and presented by the Muslim organizations present, read:


The Muslim Community of Queensland hereby presents this Certificate of Friendship to the Taiwanese Community of Queensland with warmest wishes and hopes that the peoples of our two communities will grow in friendship and understanding.



Photo Gallery





Our Man-on-the-Mussallah has it on good authority that the Hope for Happiness Ladies Fashion Show held last night (Saturday) was a resounding success with over 300 ladies in attendance.




CCN has exclusive photos of the event.



Conference High in Calibre and Content


Mustafa Kemal Omar (left) gets his copy of The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad  autographed by the the author Tariq Ramadan (right)

TARIQ Ramadan, Professor of Islamic studies at Oxford University, was the keynote speaker at the Conference  organized by the Griffith Islamic Research Unit during the week.


Professor Ramadan spoke for more than an hour to dozens of academics, students and ministers of religion at the conference at Griffith University.


Accused of tailoring his message for Western audiences Ramadan told his audience that Muslim immigrants could practise their religion while still embracing the culture of their adopted country.

After the speech, Professor Ramadan confirmed he had previously advised the Howard government on Islamic integration, saying he had recommended strategies and policies to promote "a sense of belonging" for Muslim immigrants.

Professor Ramadan was banned from entering the US in 2004 after the US Government found he had donated $940 to two humanitarian organisations that gave money to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. He has consistently denied links to terrorism and again defended his donations yesterday.

"I gave this money between 1998 and 2002 - one year before this organisation was blacklisted in the States," he said.

He continued, to laughs from the audience: "I should then have reasonably known, one year before the Department of Homeland Security, that this organisation would be blacklisted?"

Laurie Ferguson, federal Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs, introduced Professor Ramadan at the conference on Islam in the Western world, describing him as one of the "most influential international experts" on the subject.

"Professor Ramadan has already made an important contribution to Australian government thinking on Islam and the West, through a video-link discussion between London and Canberra last year," he said.


He said it was possible for immigrants to be Muslim by religion and Australian by culture, while still remembering their past in their home country.

Professor Ramadan said it was possible for Muslim immigrants to belong to the international Islamic community without undermining their loyalty to their adopted country.

He has also advised the British Government and was named one of the 21st century's great innovators by Time magazine.






Prof Yan Islam

Other speakers at the conference included:


Prof Yan Islam (Professor of International Business at Griffith University) who spoke on Islamophobia;


Associate Prof Regina Ganter (well-respected historian specializing in Asian-Aboriginal contacts in northern Australia) who spoke on the Muslims of Australia as comprising the most long-standing non-indigenous segment of Australia;


Prof Abdalla Saeed (Foundation Chair of the Sultan of Oman Endowed Chair in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne) who discussed whether it was appropriate for a Muslim to live under non-Muslim 'rule' or 'laws'; and


Irfan Yusef (Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW) who entertained the delegates with his treatise on the monolithic Muslim.



Clean Sweep on Sunday

A Clean Up Australia Day report by Shajaroh Amath

What is a sock doing here?

It was a gorgeous early Sunday morning.  Birds were happily chirping, the trees swayed back and forth slightly from the gentle breeze, the air was so crisp and fresh and what were we doing?  Sleeping in?  Nope! 


Participating in Clean Up Australia Day, that’s what! 


MY Services and AMARAH teamed up with Brandon Road Bushcare Group to put on a local clean up at Williams Park. 


Approximately 35 people showed up for the event. 


About one third of the participants belonged to the Muslim community.


As early in the morning as it was, these determined stewards of the environment dragged themselves out of bed to help make small steps to make our planet greener and healthier.   


Armed with disposable gloves and garbage bags, we scavenged the park for trash that desecrated the beauty of the park. 


We even had two courageous Muslim girls with the aid of a fellow Muslim brother get soaked in the creek while trying to pull out a rusty old trolley! 

A congregation of the volunteers evaluating each other’s trash!


Now that is determination!  Although we did not garner as much trash as previous years, it shows that we, as inhabitants of this planet, are becoming more environmentally conscious of our actions. 


This event also demonstrates that the Muslim community, too, shares environmental ethics with this surging global environmental movement.  


To end the clean up, we all scarfed down sumptuous halal sausage sizzles in celebration of our triumphs over environmental ignorance and evils!


If you want to help out, it’s not too late! 


You can join the Brandon Road Bushcare Group every 2nd Sunday of each month from 7-9am in rejuvenating the



If you are interested, please contact Shajaroh via email at shajaroh@gmail.com.



Jumping into the creek to get rid of this unwanted visitor of the creek!

Nothing like freshly grilled sausage sizzles after working up a sweat!


AMARAH Arousing Awareness


Your MBN Needs You!



The Muslim Business Network is in the process of compiling both an electronic and hard copies of a Muslim Business Directory. If you would like your details to appear, kindly send in your name, business name, address, telephone number and any other relevant information to secretary@mbn.net.au


The Muslim Business Network is planning a function to honour Muslim students who have recently graduated from University at the end of 2007. If you are a recent graduate, kindly submit your name address, telephone number, email, the degree obtained and the University attended to secretary@mbn.net.au


AFIC Press Release

AFIC condemns Israeli Aggression


The Peace of Mareeba

The Albain Mareebanian Muslims in Mareeba began their life there in the tobacco industry in the 1920's and are now still an important part of the community in a wide range of businesses and professions.


Their life of faith and friendship and peace emanates from both their mosque and their hall in this tropical place of great beauty in the tourist North.Mareeba Shire Australia


The Encounter program on ABC National is a highly acclaimed series which explores the connections between religion and life.


In a recent edition in the series producer Florence Spurling talks with the Muslims of Mareeba.


Read the transcript...

BBQ Fund Raiser



Kuraby Madrassah will be hosting a fundraiser BBQ on  3Ot March.


There are stalls available for selling, exhibiting or providing a service.


You can also promote your business, company, services or products by putting up BANNERS FOR THE DAY.


Contact Riaz Gutta on 0400 105 786 for more information.


An Interview with Ramadan

He has been banned from entering the United States, he's advised Scotland Yard, the British Government and the previous Australian Government.


He is accused of doublespeak and terrorist links.


What did Oxford based Muslim scholar, Tariq Ramadan, have to say to an international audience in Brisbane this past week?


He was keynote speaker at a conference sponsored by the Queensland Government, Griffith University and the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils. Its theme - "The Challenges and Opportunities of Islam in the West: The Case of Australia".


Listen to the interview tonight (Sunday 9 March) on the Encounter Programme on 792 ABC Radio National at 7.10pm


From the IWAQ Desk.....


IWAQ’s 15 year celebration

The Islamic Women’s Association (IWAQ) had its 15th year celebration on the 9th of February 2008.


We took this opportunity to celebrate IWAQ’s success and acknowledge our appreciation to the long-time workers and those in the community who have supported IWAQ for the past 15 years.


Recipients included Suad Mufti, Fatima Ismail, Anab Keinan, Fatat Issa, Sabiha Becirbasic, Wimarat Fazil, Ghiwa Kanafani, Aemna Deen, Azza Elmekawi and Hassan Fawaz from the long-time workers.


Rita-Prasad Ildes, Fatima Abdel-karim, Sultan Deen, Nizam Deen, Gail Ker, Jihad Armstrong, Hendrika Johnson, Fausia Nathie, Mohammed Tammoum, Hon. Stephen Robertson, Kerry Rea and Elizabeth Robin from the community.


The event was also attended by Graham Perrett, Member for Moreton, who handed out the awards.


Stephen Robertson, Minister for Health, receiving his award

The evening was very well received and attended by the award recipients, their family and friends.


There were many proud moments and high emotions.


Feedback from the event was very positive and people loved the entertainment and food.


We would like to thank all those who organised the event, helped on the day and of course those who attended.

At a special event on Friday 15th February, IWAQ took the opportunity to award some members of staff and community who have supported IWAQ namely Emad Elshemy, Annette Yunus, Galila Abdelsalam and Muna Ibrahim.


This was attended by Hon. Stephen Robertson who handed out the awards.

All at IWAQ felt very proud of the great achievements, hard work, commitment and dedication of every single person who supported IWAQ through these years. Thank you to all.


IWAQ Think Tank on Strategic Planning Day

Muna Ibrahim receives her award

Annette Yunus receives her award

Emad Elshemy receives his award


IWAQ’s driving classes

IWAQ will be providing driving lessons on an automatic transmission car through a qualified instructor. Lessons will cost $35 per lesson. Booking is essential for these lessons and a current Learner’s Permit must be available to be sighted by the instructor. Please call the office on 3272 6355 or 3272 6422 for further information and to book your lessons.


Fear of a Brown Planet

Fear of a Brown PlanetStand-up comedy about all the things you are scared to think about: Islam, race relations, sedition, and the War on Terror.

After a sold-out extended season at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2007, two young Australian Muslim comedians are coming to shock and awe audiences with their dark humour in a bold one-hour stand-up comedy show that is a timely antidote to today's culture of paranoia.

Featuring Nazeem Hussain (Vic State Finalist, Raw Comedy 2007) and Aamer Rahman (Vic State Winner, National Runner-Up Raw Comedy 2007).


“An uncompromised snapshot of difference and some beautifully distilled fury … this show had the sheen of something new and remarkable” - Helen Razer, The Age

- Melbourne Tickets
- Sydney Tickets (Cracker Comedy)
- Sydney Tickets (Factory Theatre)


Aamer Rahman




Nazeem Hussain



Around the Muslim World with CCN


Pope approves permanent Catholic-Muslim forum


In a ground breaking move Pope Benedict XVI has approved the setting up of a permanent Catholic-Muslim Forum - the first of its kind - which is to hold its inaugural summit meeting in the Vatican in November.

The historic move follows three days of talks in Rome between Vatican officials and a Muslim delegation representing 138 Muslim scholars who last year wrote an open letter to the Pope and other Christian leaders calling for dialogue, a move inspired by Prince Ghazi bin Muhammed bin Talal of Jordan.

The Muslim initiative was a response to the Pope's controversial speech at Regensburg University in his native Germany in 2006, where he appeared to describe Islam as inherently violent and irrational by quoting a Byzantine Emperor. He later said he had been misunderstood, and prayed alongside an imam at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul during a visit to Turkey.

The first summit of the Catholic-Muslim Forum will take place on 4-6 November, the Vatican said, with nearly fifty delegates, and will be addressed by the pontiff. The chosen theme is "Love of God, Love of Neighbour."
Read the rest....


Chancellor Alistair Darling to close loophole in finance deals based on Sharia


UK: The Chancellor is expected to close a loophole in Sharia finance rules that have allowed commercial property investors to avoid paying stamp duty on more than £1 billion of deals.


Alistair Darling is expected to tighten the rules on mortgages that comply with Sharia – or Islamic law – in his inaugural Budget after commercial property developers discovered a quirk in the legislation that allowed them to escape stamp duty. The Government brought in changes to the stamp duty regime three years ago amid concern that homeowners opting for Sharia-compliant mortgages were paying stamp duty twice.

The 2005 Budget brought in measures to correct this anomaly but inadvertently created a tax avoidance opportunity that property developers have rushed to exploit. More than £1 billion of commercial property deals over the past two years have escaped stamp duty at 4 per cent.

Read the rest....


French Muslims promote 'cool Islam'


Medine's raps set out to sell Islam to French society

I met Medine in the coastal town of Le Havre, in a scaled-down version of France's notorious banlieues.

Medine was here - hunched into a parka against the chill sea breeze - to practice in the municipal dance hall.

He was brought up in the bleak tower blocks that overshadow the place, and was once a member of the disenchanted Muslim youth who preached to French society about its decadence and immorality. He was named after the Muslim holy city of Medina.

Now his CDs and live performances send a different message - the offer of a new deal, and full participation in a secular society, and of a readiness to compete for success in a free market and liberal democracy.

Read the rest....



US Muslim women seek active faith role 


The Aktar daughters are following their mother into careers

See the Akhtar family at a weekend lunch, and the renewal of Islam in America seems inevitable and irresistible.

Shahid and Mino Akhtar were born in Pakistan and, like their son and three daughters, they are devout Muslims who attend the mosque regularly.

Meeting them at their house in a quiet tree-lined street in Emerson, New Jersey, it soon seems clear that they, and their progressive Islam, are as perfectly adapted to life in modern America as their Christian neighbours.

Shahid is a hands-on dad. While his wife pursued a career as a lawyer he took charge of raising the children. His son Reza, a hospital doctor, is following his example by being the one who cooks dinner and does the dishes as his wife, Amna, also works.

The Aktar daughters are pursuing careers as a lawyer, businesswoman and dentist. Their emancipation has not diluted their sense of being Muslim, but it has changed it.

Read the rest....



How far they have travelled 


IT IS a long way from the Anatolian plains to a campus in the heart of London, where eminent scholars of religion deliver learned papers.


And the highlands that used to form the Soviet border with China, an area where bright kids long for an education, seem far removed from a three-storey house in Pennsylvania, where a revered, reclusive teacher of Islam lives.

What links these places is one of the most powerful and best-connected of the networks that are competing to influence Muslims round the globe—especially in places far from Islam's heartland.


The Pennsylvania-based sage, Fethullah Gulen, who stands at the centre of this network, has become one of the world's most important Muslim figures—not only in his native Turkey, but also in a quieter way in many other places: Central Asia, Indochina, Indonesia and Africa.

Read the rest....



Religious scholars ask nation for restraint over anti-Quran film


Religious scholars in Turkey have called on the Turkish population to refrain from violent acts or protests over a film made by a Dutch politician that strongly criticizes the Quran and claims the holy text promotes violence and intolerance.

Dutch Parliament deputy Geert Wilders, known for his anti-immigration stance, announced earlier this week that he has completed his film, "Fitna" -- an Arabic term used in the Quran and sometimes translated as "strife" -- which likens the Quran to Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and charges it with promoting violence and intolerance. Wilders said he was currently in negotiations with television stations for its broadcast, likely to be in late March or April.

Read the rest....


The CCN Centre Link


Free Employment Workshop for Muslim Women

Date- 17th March 08
Time- 9-12
12-1pm- Halal lunch provided

Are you a Muslim Female wanting information about Australian Workplace Culture?
Are you thinking about changing Jobs or are looking for employment or training?
Are you interested in learning about Resumes, Cover letters, Selection Criteria, interview techniques?
For further information, call Sushil at ACCES Services INC on 38089299/0417746977


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Using our book club you can see what books we at CCN have on our shelves, what we are reading and even what we and others think of them.

You can even create your own book shelf, find out what your fellow CCN readers are reading, get and give recommendations for what to read next, create book lists, and even share your opinion on a book with us.

Come see the books we have selected and see if we have any in common. 

Then pick our next book so we can all keep on reading.

The CCN Readers' Book Club

Kareema's Keep Fit Column





Q: Dear Kareema, I have been working out regularly for about 6 months (walking and running) and have lost almost 14kg. I would still like to lose more weight but am struggling at the moment. Can you suggest anything more I can do or should I be patient?




A: STEP IT UP A NOTCH!! You’ve done great so far and there is NO TURNING BACK now!!

If you have no injuries and have been cleared for exercise by your GP, then you deserve faster results for your hard work.


Making life-altering changes is never easy, you need to add three days of high-intensity strength circuits to your routine.


Try a pump class if you haven’t already done so.


The walking and running has given your body the stimulus to burn fat, NOW YOU NEED TO GIVE IT MORE. Remember that you may have hit a plateau (which means the body needs to adjust to all the changes it’s been going trough).

A circuit of squats, lunges, push-ups, step-ups, shoulder presses and hovers (planks), should also do it for you!! ENJOY and keep up the hard work



My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786

(Accredited Member of Fitness Queensland)



Need an answer to a fitness related matter? Send your question to Kareema at  fitness@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

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

The Culinary Corner













1. This one is great for chicken and green peppers or bhindi & potato or paneer and green peppers.

• 1¼ tbsp dark soy sauce
• 1¼ tbsp vinegar
• 1 tbsp honey
• 1 tsp ground garlic
• 1 tsp ground ginger
• 1 hot green chilli or 2 medium hot green chillies chopped fine
• 2-3 spring onions chopped fine
• salt and pepper to taste
Marinate the meat or vegetables in the paste and stir fry in 1 tbsp sesame oil. The Chinese sesame oil is better – It has a touch of soy as well which makes it different from the Indian till oil.

2. I like to use this for chicken & roasted cashews (about ¼ cup). You can try mushrooms and cashews for a vegetarian alternative.
• ½ tsp red chilli powder
• ½ tsp garam masala
• ½ tsp curry powder
• Juice of 1 orange
• 1 tbsp brown sugar
• salt and pepper to taste
• coriander and lime juice after cooking
Marinate the meat, stir fry and then add the cashews at the end.

All these recipes serve 2
• Recipes cover about 300g chicken breasts cut into strips / 10-12 prawns / 1½-2 cups veggies
• Stir fry chicken strips for not more than 5-7 mins.
• When stir frying chicken, beat an egg lightly and add to the marinade, the chicken cooks much better.
• Keep the bite in the veggies, don't overcook
• Make sure your oven is pre-heated when baking
• Marinate everything for at least 20 mins.


Source: SANHA e-Bulletin. To subscribe to the South African Halal Authority's e-Bulletin email consumer@sanha.org.za. The SANHA e-Bulletin has a circulation of over 30 000.



Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?
Send in your favourite recipe to theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org and who knows, you could be our "guest chef" for a future edition of CCN.


The Inbox


Dear Brother in Islam,

Assalaam Wa-alaikum.

Islamic Society of Queensland Inc. will hold its annual Milaad-un-Nabi commemoration at Logan Community Centre on 29 March 2008.

The program starts at 4.30 pm with children’s presentation, proceeded by naath, nasheed and Urdu lectures. The conclusion will be with main lecture in English followed by Salaam and Dua. Dinner will be served after Eisha prayers at 8.00 pm.

The guest speaker will be Imam Amien Ahmad al Qadari, resident Imam of Minto Mosque, Campbeltown, NSW. Imam Amien who hails from South Africa holds a BA degree (Majors in Arabic and Islamic Studies).

All are welcome to attend this great program.
Yours in Islam,

Rahat Azad

The CCN Chuckle


Mula Nasruddin and his friend Jamaluddin were walking through the woods when a large bear walked out into the clearing no more than 25 meters in front of them.


Mula Nasruddin dropped his backpack and dug out a pair of running shoes, then began to furiously attempt to lace them up as the bear slowly approached them.


Jamaluddin looked at the Mula Nasruddin, confused, and said, "What are you doing? Running shoes aren't going to help, you can't outrun that bear."


"I don't need to," said Mula Nasruddin, "I just need to outrun you."



What's happening in our neck of the woods......


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Introduction to 'Aqeedah Course


Charity Dinner for Iraqi

widows and orphans


'A Day Out on the Northside': Opening of the Madrassah


Meeladun Nabi


The CCN Date Claimer





(Click on link)





8/9 March



Discover Islam Australia

Darul Uloom, 6 Agnes St, Buranda

1300 788 526

9am to 1pm

10 March


Public Forum: Breaking the Siege of Gaza - Eyewitness report from Gaza

Brisbane International
Women’s Day Collective

CEPU Building, 41 Peel St (cnr Merivale St) South Brisbane

0400 720 757


15 March


Crescents of Brisbane: World's Greatest Shave

Crescents of Brisbane & The Leukemia Foundation

Kuraby Community Hall, Stiller Drive, Kuraby

0402 026 786

9am to 1pm

15 March


Charity Dinner for Iraqi widows and orphans

AMARAH and Muslim Aid Australia

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0422 349 786


16 March


'A Day Out on the Northside': Opening of the Madrassah

Bald Hills Mosque

119 Telegraph Road, Bald Hills

0402 139 997

11am to 1pm

29 March


Eid - E - Milaadun Nabi (SAW)

Islamic Society of QLD

Logan Community Centre, Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central

0413 194 131

4.30pm to 8pm

30 March


Kuraby Madrassah fundraising BBQ

Kuraby Mosque


0431 300 111


10 May


IWAQ/ACCESS Fun night for women




Clairvaux Mackillop College 3272 6355


18 May


CresWalk2008: Annual Fun Run

Crescents of Brisbane

Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786

7.30am to 12pm

8/9 June






QLD LIONS, Pine Rd, RICHLANDS 0438 114 619


13 June


IWAQ Client/Carer Dinner




MacGregor Primary School 3272 6355


25 June


Kuraby Madrassah fundraising DINNER

Kuraby Mosque


0431 300 111


22 August


IWAQ Client/Carer Dinner




Kuraby Special School 3272 6355


23 August


Annual Spring fete

Islamic College of Brisbane

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0402 794 253

All day

1/2 September



Start of Ramadaan

29/30 September



End of Ramadaan

30 Sept. / 1 Oct.




4 October


Annual Eid Dinner

Muslim Business Network (MBN)


0418 722 353


11 October



Eidfest Committee

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0402 819 197

10am to 10pm

8/9 December






To claim your date for your event email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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