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Sunday, 4 May 2008
This week's CCN
Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Art Performance)
and Dance for Fund Raising event to help orphans and
adopted children will be presented by the Indonesian
Islamic Society of Brisbane (IISB).
The day will include:
Angklung is an Indonesian traditional instrument made
out of two or three bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo
frame. The base of the frame is held with one hand while
the other hand shakes the instrument rapidly from side
to side. This causes a rapidly repeating note to sound.
Thus each of three or more angklung performers in an
ensemble will play just one note and together complete
melodies are produced. Angklung is popular throughout
but originated from
Indonesia (used and played by the
since the ancient times).
It is a traditional dance from Nanggro Aceh Darussalam
Province. "Saman" is the
most popular dance in Aceh and the dance that has become
well-known abroad with the name "Thousand hands". It has
its origin from the Alas ethnic group and is normally
performed to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet
Muhammad S.A.W. and other important occasions.
Acoustic music performance by young Indonesian musician.
Songs and Poems, by students of TPA IISB
Special performance by Mr Iman Partoredjo
Slide show or film segments
Indonesian Traditional Food Bazaar
26 Horan Street
May, Sunday 9:30am-3pm
host homestay for Sarina Russo School | Australia!
SRSA is currently looking for 3
families in the suburbs (or within 2 zones) of Highgate
Hill, Kangaroo Point, Milton, New Farm, Paddington, Red
Hill, South Brisbane, East Brisbane, Spring Hill, West
End and Fortitude Valley.
They are looking for families who
are able to cater Halal for their Muslim International
students and who can offer comfortable accommodation in
a caring family environment.
Families must speak English at home
for their students to practise their English.
Close to public transport is an
advantage. The average homestay length 4 weeks and there
will be a weekly homestay reimbursement.
Need work done on your electrical
appliances, washing machine or stove, or even an
air-conditioner installed or maintained?
You've tried the Cowboys in this
town. Now try an Indian!
Call Teddy on 0401 390 420.
Research on Holland Park Mosque
As part of the planning for the 100
Years Celebration of the Holland Park Mosque, a research
committee has been set up to collect and collate
information related to the Mosque over the past 100
If you have ANY information in the
form of photographs, memorabilia, newspaper articles,
books, documents, personal anecdotes, etc. or you know
anyone who would be a useful source of information
please call Mustafa Ally on 0402 026 786 or email
bridges cultural divide
Source: Courier Mail May 3-4 2008
Around the Muslim
World with CCN
Muslims feel under siege
as Italian Right sets up town vigilante groups
Leandro Comacchio, a
Northern League leader, is outside a suburban
supermarket in Padua collecting signatures for a
referendum to stop the construction of a mosque. The
campaign, he claims, is not aimed at Muslims. It is,
rather, a protest against the “permissive” centre-left
council which, he alleges, is giving away council land
for construction of the 2,300sq ft mosque.
He contends that the council tolerates unchecked
immigration, which has in turn exacerbated street crime,
urban decay and drug dealing.
Immigration, and the perceived crime spree, has become a
key issue in the city once best known for its ancient
university and elegant piazzas – so much so that
Northern League supporters have set up vigilante groups.
“We have formed citizen
street patrols, together with residents’ associations,”
Mr Comacchio said. “A minimum of four people, but often
up to ten, all with phosphorescent jackets carrying the
Lion of St Mark, the symbol of the Veneto region.”
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
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Come see the
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Then pick our
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Q: I work out whenever I can but tend to feel stiff
most of the time. Is there anything I can do about it?
A: Work on improving your range of motion,
flexibility and suppleness by following these
- Be conscious of your posture: tummy in; shoulders up,
back and down; back always straight and stand/sit tall
through the spine
- Do regular shoulder rolls
- Be sure to stretch after every workout
- Short, quick stretches after your warm-up and during
your workout will be good for you
- If you use a computer or sit at a desk most of the
day, do a back and neck stretch every half hour
- Include 2 - 3 dedicated stretch sessions or yoga
classes of about 30mins as part of your weekly routine
- Hold your stretches for at least 20 -30 secs
- Swim for cardio exercise to assist joint mobility
- Breathe deeply during stretching to promote oxygen
flow throughout your body
- A regular massage may help you with muscle relaxation
IN PREPARATION FOR
CresWalk2008, FOLLOW THIS 5 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM:
TRAIN SMART, NOT HARD!!
WEEK 4 of our 5 week
Please note that the following program is
suitable for beginners. For the more
competitive or serious athlete, intensity,
duration and frequency of exercises need to
REMEMBER: NUTRITION IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS
YOUR TRAINING REGIME. ENJOY A HEALTHY DIET
AND DON'T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER!
Walk / jog for a minimum of 60 mins. (10
mins. at a moderate pace, 45 mins. at a more
brisk pace and 5 mins. cool down / slow
PLEASE REMEMBER TO STRETCH AFTER EVERY
Healthy Tip: Always keep your body hydrated
- carry a bottle of water with you daily!
Time to challenge the muscles even more:
Interval Training; head for some soft sand
and include some 30 sec. sprints into your
walking/jogging routine, walk/jog for a
minute (recovery), then sprint again..
(include this into your 60 min session today
for about half of your workout time)
Remember the ankle weights for extra
Time to lift weights, head for a pump class
if possible otherwise use your own body
weight (tricep dips, push-ups, sit-ups,
Be conscious of your posture and technique
and remember your stretching routine!
A spin (cycle) class will be great for
strengthening the legs so be sure to give it
a go. Alternatively, a ride in the park
could be just as challenging. Ensure good
posture and technique. Again, add more time
/ distance to last weeks program.
Do a strength-session with weights and then
head to the pool for some cardio if
possible. Swim or run for a few laps to
assist in joint mobility.
Include your stretching routine.
Interval Training. Improve on day 2's
workout. If you're not able to get to the
beach, find those hills and wear your ankle
weights. 30 sec. sprints, 1 min walk/jog
(recovery), then sprint again..
Continue this for more than half of your
Family time: An 'active' day out on a picnic
or a game of cricket or soccer in the park
swill be great to get the kids involved.
PLEASE NOTE: The above training
program assumes a healthy participant.
Those with medical conditions or who are not
already physically active, need to seek
clearance from their GP before starting any
form of exercise.
Roll out into a rectangle. Bake Pastry in oven tray.
Once baked remove and cool. Smear caramel treat over the
pastry. layer sliced banana’s over. Pour nestle cream
over banana’s. Sprinkle with flake or hundred and
Source: Radio Islam Newsletter -
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
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The ghusl class held by AlNisa at the Kuraby Masjid last
weekend had a very good turn out, with about 60
ladies attending Allhamdulillah.
The class was supposed to run over two weeks April
27 and May 11. However, we were able to get through
the subject matter in one class.
In light of this, we intend repeating the same class
on May 11 for any ladies who missed out.
The details are:
Date: 11 May 2008
Time: 3:30 till 5:30 pm
Venue: Kuraby Masjid woman's section
Registration cut off date: 7 May 2008
Registration Phone Number: 0403 009 003
Registration is essential so we can make sure we
have enough handouts etc to go around.
We would like to invite you for our Multicultural
Practice Forum to be held on 30th May between 10:00
and 12:00 noon. As May is Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, we have chosen “Domestic Violence
in a Multicultural Setting” as our topic. (flyer
These forums have been designed to bring together
service providers who may have an interest in the
topic to have an open discussion and provide peer
support. The forum will have a guest presenter
Annabelle Allimant, Coordinator of Immigrant Women’s
Support Service. Case study or issue relating to the
topic will be discussed at the forum.
If there is an organization you would like invited
to the session please let me know.
If you would like any more information, please do
not hesitate to contact me.
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