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

 

 

Sunday, 8 August 2010

 .Newsletter 0300

 

 

Ramadan Mubarak

 
To start the month off on a light note ...........

 

Two men were lost in the Sahara desert.
 

One was David, the other was Michael.
 

They were dying of hunger and thirst when they suddenly came upon an oasis, with what looked like an emirate with a mosque in the middle.
 

David said to Michael : "Look, let's pretend we are Muslims, otherwise
we'll not get any food or drink. I am going to call myself "Mohammed."
 

Michael refused to change his name, he said: "My name is Michael ,
and I will not pretend to be other than but what I am.....Michael."
 

The Imam of the mosque received both well and asked about their names.
 

David said: "My name is Mohammed."
 

Michael said: "My name is Michael. "
 

The Imam turned to the helpers of the mosque and said:
"Please bring some food and water for Michael only."
 

Then he turned to the other and said:
Salaams Mohammed, Ramadaan Mubarak.

 

CCN wishes all our Readers a Rewarding Ramadan.

 

May all your duas, supplications and prayers be accepted in this Holy Month, insha'Allah

 

Sound Vision

 

300 NOT OUT!

 
As we reach another milestone with this 300th issue of CCN we would like to thank our readers in Queensland, inter-state and around the world for your ongoing interest and support.

 

We hope that you continue to have as much fun reading CCN as we have bringing it to you each week.

 

Qu'ran Graduation Ceremony

 

Part of the 300 strong attendance

 

 

(left to right)  Zaahid Hurst, Salahuddeen Mohammed,

Mohammed Qassim Rehman, Hj. Hussin Goss and Qari Fida-ur-Rehman

In a very well attended and organized graduation program on Friday night, the IQRA Academy saw three of its young men become Hufaaz. Under the tutelage of Qari Fida-ur-Rehman each of his pupils became a Hafiz with the ability to recite the Holy Qu'ran in its entirety from memory.

 

Salahuddeen Mohammed was commended for his beautiful recitation and for completing the Qu'ran as quickly as he did, accomplishing this while completing his Year 12 and apprenticeship at the same time.

 

Zaahid Hurst became a Muslim five years ago starting his basic lessons at the Gold Coast Mosque before his family moved to Brisbane to live closer to the Kuraby Mosque. Imam Imraan Husain, who was the MC for the night, recalled Zaahid as being "the best student I have taught" and commended him on his fine character and adab. Zaahid had the burning desire to complete the Qu'ran before Ramadan and memorized 15 and a half juz in the last six months.

 

Mohammed Qassim Rehman, son of Qari Fida-ur-Rehman, caught up with his brother Kaab who graduated earlier this year.

 

The graduates were each presented with a trophy and a certificate of completion by Hj Habib Deen, Hj Hussin Goss, Hj Shummis Rane and Hj Hanif Deen.

 

Earlier in the program Imam Ahmad Ghazaleh recited a passage from the Qu'ran and sang a nasheed while Mr Hussin Goss gave generous praise to Qari Fida-ur-Rehman for the work he had done for the community and for his success in producing 33 Hufaaz to date.

 

Imam Akram Buksh spoke on the significance of becoming a Hafiz and Imam Ghazaleh was called on by request to read a stirring speech written by the mother of Zaahid, Sr. Khadijah Hurst,  which she kindly agreed to share with CCN readers - click here.

 

The 300 attendees were all then invited to dinner which was prepared and sponsored by the Deen family.

 

Al-Nisa's new crew and charity do

 
On July 10 the Al-Nisa Youth Group held its annual AGM. The former Management committee resigned on the day and a new committee was voted in.

The new Management committee is as follows

• Salam El-Merebi (Founder & President)
• Alia Rane (Secretary)
• Fathima Khatree (Treasurer)
• Azima Omar (Board Member)
• Zuleiga Goder (Board Member)
• Maryam Issadeen (Board Member)
• Emane El-Mezin (Board Member)

• Silda Sabonchy (Board Member)
• Ameera Karimshah (Board Member)
• Rasol Aziz (Board Member)
• Shabnaaz Ahmed (Founder & Board Member)
• Susan Al-Maani (Founder)
• Mehnaaz Ahmed (Founder)
• Rokaya Rane (Founder)
• Shameem Rane (Founder)

 

 

On July 31 the Alnisa Youth Group held a fundraising dinner for the Orphans of Afghanistan.

All the proceeds of the night went to an Australian Aid Organisation called Mahboba's Promise and is dedicated to helping the women and children of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries on earth with the highest proportion of orphans and widows in the world.

The night proved to be highly successful and raised over $17 000. Thanks to the generous donations of sponsors and the generous support from members of the community, all monies raised on the night will be sent to the orphanage in Afghanistan.

The night started with a detailed and emotional video about the orphanage which gave insight into the state of orphans in Afghanistan. The presentation was followed by dinner and a few fun activities for the ladies.

"The Alnisa board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of all our events," a spokeswoman for the group told CCN.

Our Ramadan....by Mohammed Azhari

 

The following article was written for CCN readers by Mohammed Azhari of Brisbane who is currently studying Islamic studies in Damascus, Syria where he is also lectures the Dialogue of Civilizations course at the Sheikh Ahmed Kuftaro Institute in Damascus:
:

With Ramadan within reach the Muslim world is turned alive and goes through many changes in Ramadhan. Eating, sleeping and socialising routines are turned about. As the sun sets, the first morsels of food enter our mouths after hours of deprivation, usually a sweet date, according to the Islamic tradition. But… are the hours that follow in keeping with the essence of Ramadhaan?

 

 

 

 

Burial Workshop

 

 

Members of the Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane (IISB)

 

 

(left to right) Sr. Tintin Farihatini (IISB), Br. Iman Partorejo (IISB Advisor), Br. Hussin Goss (ISGC), Sr. Fenti Forsyth (Griffith University), Br. Mohammed Iqbal Sultan (BMBS, Br. Sultan Deen and  Br. Medritzam (IISB President)

The Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane (IISB) conducted a workshop last Sunday for over 100 of its members at the Griffith University, Multi-faith Centre on the burial procedures for Muslims in Queensland.

 

Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan of the Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS) and Mr. Hussin Goss of the Gold Coast Mosque took the participants through the processes they had established through their societies and, together with Mr Sultan Deen, Mr AK Surtie and Mr Yusuf Chothia, fielded a number of questions on the subject that ranged from the cost of the services to the establishment of a burial fund.

 

Mr Yusuf Khatree presented the aims and objectives of the Muslim Charitable Fund (MCF) and the work that they had been undertaking over the past two years.

 

The workshop concluded for lunch with a smorgasbord of some very fine Indonesian cuisine.

Taekwondo classes commence

 
The only Muslim full time taekwondo centre in Queensland opened its doors on Thursday 5th August. New Members are invited to join.

For the month of August only, mew Members will receive free insurance with Taekwond Australia and free uniforms. This is a saving of $100.

 

Call head instructor Haris Olomi on 0402 716 707 for more Information.

Check out the full story on their website www.rawtkdqld.com.au.

 
The address of the centre is Unit 4/3261 Logan Rd Underwood.
 

The Muslims of Mt Gravatt DVD launch

 
On 18th August a DVD on "Muslim Roots" will be launched to a Seniors' Group from 10am to 12pm in the Main Hall at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds.

 

Anyone interested in attending can contact Jack Bravo at the Mt Gravatt District Community Centre on 3343 9833.

The DVD was produced by The Queensland Muslim Historical Society Inc, Mt Gravatt District Community Centre and the Brisbane Video Group.
 

The Gaza Humanitarian Aid Flotilla attack: A personal account

 

Ahmed Luqman Talib (centre) when he was recovering from gunshot wounds in an Istanbul hospital with sister Maryam (left) and wife Jerry Campbell (right)

Yesterday (Saturday) the Amnesty International Australia, Queensland and Northern New South Wales branch hosted Gold Coast residents, Ahmed Talib and Jerry Campbell who were onboard the ship, Mavi Marmara, part of the humanitarian aid flotilla which was bound for Gaza in May this year.


At least nine activists were killed as a result of Israel's military action against the aid flotilla bound for Gaza.

 

Ahmed suffered gun shot wounds.
 

These activists were protesting the military blockade of Gaza, which has effectively imprisoned its 1.5 million residents and caused a humanitarian crisis.

 

Recounting the moment he was shot, Mr Talib said: "I saw a man who nearly got shot – I could see the red dot of the laser weapon sights on his knee, but he moved in time.

"I felt it slice through my leg – blood was squirting from my right leg and then a second bullet sliced across, just above my knee. I was still standing, but my leg jerked up in the air and froze like that – for a time it was paralysed. With my weight on the good leg I tried to put it down – but it wouldn't move.

"I couldn't believe I had been hit, but that's how it looked – bullets, holes and blood."
 

Ms Campbell, in her second year of nursing studies, said: "We had no pain-killers, no instruments to extract bullets. But we had heaps of gauze so we were able to apply pressure bandages to stop or slow the bleeding. The heat was intense – we were sweating as first we had 10 people to treat and then 20."

 

A devout Muslim whose family migrated from Sri Lanka to Australia in 1995, Mr Talib recalled taking a moment to pray. "I said it quietly – to myself. Then I worried maybe that was not enough, so I said it again – this time out loud."

 

In 2007 Mr Talib married Ms Campbell, who is almost four months pregnant with their first child.
 

AIIC Ramadhan  Message

 

 

Ramadan Knights

 

The HikmahWay Institute is presenting a complete Ramadan Wisdom & Fiqh one-day course today (Sunday) by Sheikh Aslam AbuIsmaeel.

 

Time: 9am to 5pm with plenty of breaks & interactive sessions
 

Venue: Building 3 (Steele Building) Room 206, University of Qld, St Lucia (near corner of Hawken Drive and Upland Road)
For details and map visit: http://hikmahway.com/2010/06/ramadan-knights/


For more information contact: Br Ismail (0406 629 129) or Br Faisal (0406 740 790) or email contact@HikmahWay.com.

 

In pursuit of the bad guy......

 
 

Business Highlights by Iqbal Lambat

 

The uncertainty in the economy resulted in a boost for the Labour Government’s re-election following the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave interest rates on hold. While the Prime Minister seized on the RBA decision as evidence of Labour’s superior economic management skills, bank Governor Glenn Stevens expressed concern about consumer caution and continuing uncertainty in the global economy.
 

Retail sales continue to be soggy and prices in certain categories, especially clothing and shoes have fallen in the quarter ended June. Retail sales are the largest component of the Australian economy and the fact that both retail sales and property are in the doldrums resulted in the Reserve Bank exercising caution. Economists now predict that interest rates will not increase before Melbourne Cup day with some actually predicting a decline to boost sales. The overall perspective though is that interest rates will continue to rise in 2011.
 

A number of community members have expressed concern about the state of the economy and the impact that it is having on retail businesses. We are going through a tough period from a retail and property perspective – but this is short term pain. Overall the economy is still expected to grow 3% this year. The mining industry is entering boom number two with commodity prices recovering and Australia recording a large trade surplus. Employment growth continues to exceed expectations and some companies have begun recruiting offshore for talent. The economy will rebound – and strongly. It’s a matter of time.
 

 

the full synopsis

 

The Art of Spain-The Moorish South

 
The Art of Spain is a BBC Four documentary series on Spanish art presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon.

 

In this series Andrew Graham-Dixon explores art in Muslim and Christian Spain from 711 to 1492.

 

Continuing from last week's CCN........

 

PART 3

 

 

 

Around the Muslim World with CCN

 

American Muslims Make Video to Rebut Militants

 

Sheik Hamza Yusuf is one of nine influential American Muslim scholars appearing in a YouTube video repudiating radicalization.

Imam Mohamed Magid says in the video that injustice can be addressed without “taking innocent people’s lives.”

 A recent spate of arrests of Muslims accused of terrorism in the United States has revealed that many of them were radicalized by militant preaching they found on the Internet.

 

Now nine influential American Muslim scholars have come together in a YouTube video (see below)to repudiate the militants’ message. The nine represent a diversity of theological schools within Islam, and several of them have large followings among American Muslim youths.

The video is one indication that American Muslim leaders are increasingly engaging the war of ideas being waged within Islam.

“We need to shepherd our own flock and to say that, theologically, these things are unacceptable,” said Imam Suhaib Webb, the educational director for the Muslim American Society, a grass-roots group in Santa Clara, Calif., who is among the nine in the video. “The Prophet Muhammad, when on the battlefield, saw that amongst the enemy there were innocent women and children killed, and he was openly angry. He is prohibiting us from killing the innocent. It is very clear.”

 

Mr. Webb said in an interview on Friday that as a white convert from Oklahoma, he had become deeply alarmed in the past year at the number of converts who had been arrested on charges of planning or carrying out violence in the name of Islam.

In July alone, one American convert in Virginia and another in Alaska who were arrested and accused of having ties to terrorism were both said to have been influenced by Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born militant cleric now hiding in Yemen who maintains an active Web site.
 

 

The New York Times


 

 

Injustice Cannot Defeat Injustice
 

 

 

 


 

Malaysia hit show picks 'Imam Muda'

 

Muhammad Asyraf, left, beat nine other contestants to become the show's first 'Young Imam'

A hit Malaysian television show which has gained international attention has announced a winner in its talent search for an imam, or Muslim religious leader.

Muhammad Asyraf Mohamad Ridzuan, 26, a religious scholar, was named the winner of the Imam Muda (Young Imam) programme on Friday, after he beat Hizbur Rahman Omar Zuhdi, a 27-year-old religious teacher, in the finale.

He won funding for a trip to Mecca to perform the hajj pilgrimage, a scholarship to al-Madinah University in Saudi Arabia, and a job at a Malaysian mosque.

Eight other contestants were eliminated during the 10-week series which began in May and grew hugely popular in the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian country.

The show – the first of its kind - follows the reality-TV formula similar to "American Idol" in the US and "The X Factor" in Britain, and has apparently ignited new enthusiasm for Islam among Malaysia's Muslim youth.

"I feel good. Thanks to my parents, my wife and my fellow villagers who have been supporting me," Asyraf told studio audience at the end of the show aired live over Islamic lifestyle channel Astro Oasis.

Religious youth

Speaking to reporters later Asyraf said: "Our target is not just personal victory but the victory of a society and the victory of Islam itself. It has brought the youth closer to religion," he said, adding that his immediate plan was to set up a "Young Imam club".

The 10 finalists, all men chosen from 1,000 contestants, were given a variety of challenges including preparing an HIV-positive corpse for burial and counselling marriage partners.
 

 

When we talk about imams, the first impression is always someone who is old-fashioned or just does his work in the mosque.

 

 

They faced written and practical tests on religion each week, and were isolated in a mosque dormitory - banned from using phones, the internet and television.

In the finale, the two finalists were tested on reciting the Quran, presenting a sermon, singing religious hymns and answering questions from the programme's sole judge, a former grand imam of Malaysia's national mosque.

The show became a major hit, attracting worldwide interest, while the creators of the programme were thrilled by its success in achieving their goal of making Islam more appealing to young people.

"When we talk about imams, the first impression is always someone who is old-fashioned or just does his work in the mosque," Adam Riyadz, a 21-year-old journalism student, told AFP on the sidelines of the show.

"But with this show, it is easier for me to relate to what the young imams are trying to tell us," said Adam, who travelled for two hours from another state to watch the finale with five fellow students.

Imams play a broad role in Malaysia – where some 60 per cent of the 28 million population are Muslim – including leading prayers at mosques and offering counselling.
 

Aljazeera.net

 


 

Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims
 

It is 5:50 in the morning, and dark shadows scurry through narrow alleys to the mosque, as the call to prayer echoes from a minaret in Kaifeng. This city in central China's Henan province has an Islamic enclave, where Muslims have lived for more than 1,000 years.

In an alleyway called Wangjia hutong, women go to their own mosque, where Yao Baoxia leads prayers. For 14 years, Yao has been a female imam, or ahong as they are called here, a word derived from Persian.

As she leads the service, Yao stands alongside the other women, not in front of them as a male imam would. But she says her role is the same as a male imam.

"The status is the same," Yao says confidently. "Men and women are equal here, maybe because we are a socialist country."
 

China has an estimated 21 million Muslims, who have developed their own set of Islamic practices with Chinese characteristics. The biggest difference is the development of independent women's mosques with female imams, something scholars who have researched the issue say is unique to China.
 

Yao Baoxia is a female ahong, or imam, at Wangjia Hutong Women's Mosque in Kaifeng, in
central China. She sits alongside believers during prayers, not in front of them like male imams.
She believes male and female imams are equal in their role as teachers and leaders of prayers.

Yao studied to become an imam for four years, after being laid off from her job as a factory worker. First she studied under a female imam, then with a male imam alongside male students.

Her main role is as a teacher, she says.

"When people come to pray, they don't know how to chant the Quran, so my job is teaching people about Islam, helping them to study one line at a time and leading the prayers," she says.
 

 

NPR

The Inbox

 

Dear Editor
 

The response to the Arab Film Festival ended up being really good. I had to move the screening to the larger auditorium!

 

I had a chat to some of your readers from CCN, and they were really pleased to be there.

All in all, the event was a success and I thank you again for your contribution in promoting it!

Kindest regards,
Aleksandar Savic

 

DENDY PORTSIDE
 

Dear CCN

 

Thank you for the tickets for the Arab Film Festival. We went on Friday night and really enjoyed the movie.
 
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New on ISLAM TV this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Men Of Faith
Sheikh Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh

 

Approaching Ramadan
Sheikh Imraan Husain

Women Of Faith
Dr Abdallah & Guest Speaker

Preparing For Ramadan
Sheikh Uzair

Nullifiers Of Iman
Sheikh Mabrouk


 

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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!

 

This week

CCN recommends

 

Mandela's Way: Fifteen lessons on life, love and courage

 

by

Richard Stengel

 

We long for heroes and have too few.

 

Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his ninety-first birthday, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint.

 

He liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before.

 

Now Richard Stengel, the editor of Time maga­zine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conver­sation with Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons.

 

For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography and traveled with him everywhere.

 

Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and became a cherished friend and colleague.

 

In Mandela’s Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which “the grandfather of South Africa” was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often “both,” how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction—our own garden.

 

Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories—of Mandela’s child­hood as the protégé of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprison­ment that could not break him, and of his new and fulfilling marriage at the age of eighty.

 

This compact book is profoundly inspiring. It captures the spirit of this extraordinary man—warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader—and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we’ll leave behind.

 


 

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KB's Culinary Corner

      

RAMADAAN RECIPES

 

Chicken and Corn Pies

 

KB SAYS: This recipe is perfect for Ramadaan and can be made in advance. Also it is easy and will be loved by all in the family, young or old. It is my family favourite in Ramadaan ...... after samoosas.

 

Ingredients
 

Base:
2 cups cake flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
125g butter
1 cup cold milk
 

Filling:
2 Tab Olive Oil or 100g butter
1 chopped onion
1 tsp crushed garlic
2 cups cubed chicken fillet
1 cup of diced peppers (it could be a mix of your choice)
2 tsp ground green chillies
1 tsp salt
3 tsp aromat
1 tsp lemon pepper
250 ml fresh cream
3 tab cornflour
215g can creamstyle corn
2 tab perinaisse

Method
For the Base
Sift all the dry ingredients and place in a food processor, add chopped butter and process until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add cold milk slowly to form a soft dough. Do not over process the dough as it will start to harden.
Roll out the dough very thinly, cut into squares or rounds and line your muffin or square tart pan.
Prick with fork and bake at 180”c until firm and slightly brown. Allow to cool.

Filling:
Sauté the onions and garlic in butter/oil until soft. Add chicken, green chillies and salt and braise for a few mins. Add the remaining spices, peppers and cook until the chicken is cooked and the mixture is dry.
Add cornflour, braise for a minute, then add the cream stir until mixture is thick and saucy.
Remove from the heat and add perinaisse and sweetcorn.
When cool, spoon filling into the baked cups/squares, sprinkle with grated cheese (It is now freezer suitable) and bake in a moderate oven for 10mins.
 

P.S. When you remove it from the freezer, no need to thaw, just bake for 15mins or microwave for 3 to 4 mins.

I am sure this will be a popular savoury in your homes in Ramadaan.

 

Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?


Send in your favourite recipe to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be our "guest chef" for the week.

 

Kareema's Keep Fit Column

 

Q: Salaams Kareema, I've recently become regular at the gym and don't want to stop now that Ramadan is beginning. Can you recommend a regime or any of the Les Mills classes that I can continue while fasting?

A: Great work!! Now that you've started try to keep it up, even if you need to cut back during Ramadan. Make sure to drink plenty of water at night and also at Suhoor time.


Les Mills classes as you know, go for an hour. What you can do is stay for about 45mins and then do some core (tummy) work & stretching on your own (be sure to let the instructor know that you're fasting & that you may finish a little earlier though, so she is aware of why you're doing it). You don't have to do this with every class, see how you feel on the day... Take a day off in between workouts as well. This will mean you can stick to some form of regime throughout the month.

Also remember that depending on the class, some are higher impact than others, so know which one's work for you, and how you normally feel after every one, and decide on the day whether you'll go all the way, or cut back.
 

The days are also shorter and cooler so this is a good time for you to keep up the great work!
 

All the best during Ramadan and remember us all in your Duahs.
 


 

 

 

TOGETHER, LET’S FIGHT GLOBESITY

Kareema

My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786

 

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 CCN Chuckle

 

 

 

Mula Nasruddin comes home from the Mosque greets his wife, lifts her up and carries her around the house.

 

The wife is so surprised and asks smiling, "Did the Imam speak about how a husband should be with his wife?"

 

Out of breath Mula Nasruddin replies, "No, he said we must carry our burdens."
 

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&

Naadiya Karim

Designers

Mr. India

Indian Cuisine

 

Table & Chair Hire

 

Additional contact:

Ahmed Hassan

0433 531 593

Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range

www.hussana.com.au

Hydrotherapy & swimming classes for Muslim women

pdf version

Sunrise Pizza

The Quran Pen Reader is available online at www.hussana.com.au

Siitra

Junaid Ally

Ray White

MaXimize

Accountants

Migration Agent

WWW.EXCELANZ.NET

Rawlins Taekwondo

 

 

 

 

The CCN Date Claimer

 

(provisional)

Date

Day

Event

(Click on link)

Organizer

Venue

Contact

Time

12 August

(tentative)

Thursday

Start of Ramadhan

6 September

(tentative)

Monday

Lailatul Qadr

9 September

(tentative)

Thursday

End of Ramadhan

10 September

(tentative)

Friday

Eid-ul-Fitr

11 September

Saturday

Eidfest2010

Eidfest

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

10am til late

25 September

Saturday

Eid Night Dinner

Islamic Society of Darra

Darra Mosque, 219 Douglas St, Oxley

0403 284 647

Between Magrib and Isha

9 October

Saturday

1920s Feathers & Lace

Al-Nisa

Greek Orthodox Hall

269 Creek Road, Mr Gravatt

0410 617 178

7pm

17 November

(tentative)

Wednesday

Eid-ul-Adha

20 November

Saturday

2010 Women's Only Eid Ul Adha Ball

FACE Inc.

The Vibe Hotel, Surfer's Paradise

Facebook

TBA

7 December

(tentative)

Tuesday

Islamic New Year

16 December

(tentative)

Thursday

Day of Ashura

 

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

 

 

RECURRING EVENTS

Ladies Taleem

 

Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 12 August from 11am-12pm at the residence of:

 

Fatima Jangda

17 Jacaranda Place

Eight Mile Plains

Tel: 32198150
  
All ladies welcome

 

Inspiration Talk, BBQ and Youth Hour
 

Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.
Where: AMYN Islamic Youth Centre, 16/157 North Road, Woodridge
When: Every Sunday, 7pm
Info: www.AMYNweb.com
Everyone is invited

 

 

CCN @ Facebook

 

Catch Crescents Community News at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crescents-Community-News-CCN/30163063922

Please feel free to post an entry on our Wall, start up a Discussion thread and/or become a Fan.

 

Useful Links

 

Crescents Community News (CCN) Readers' Forum

 Discussion Forum & Social Network for CCN Readers

Queensland Muslim Historical Society Inc.

Promoting the study and awareness of the rich history of the Muslims of Queensland

Young Muslims of Queensland

Social network for young Muslims of Brisbane

Sunnah Inspirations

Providing information about Islam - its beliefs, culture, practices, dispelling misconceptions

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque

Al-Nisa

Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC)

Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)
www.islamiccollegeofbrisbane.com.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)
www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)
www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

The Muslim Directory

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Gold Coast Mosque

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Eidfest 2009

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  

Always with you on the road to goodness

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)
Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

If you would like a link to your website email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

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