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Sunday, 14 November 2010

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Eid-ul-Adha Greetings

 

 

WikiIslam by CCN

 

On Wednesday, November 17, Queensland's Muslims will mark the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations at locations around the state.


This day is called Eid-ul-Adha (EED-al-UDD-ha), or "festival of the sacrifice".

 

Eid-ul-Adha also commemorates the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael at God's command.

 

The day is celebrated with the prayers, distribution of meat to the needy, and social gatherings.

 

During this day, Muslims exchange the greeting "Eid Mubarak" or "blessed Eid."

 

The prayers are held in the morning typically in large open air venues.

 

Each year, some two million Muslims, including hundreds of Australian Muslims, go on Hajj.

 

 

CCN wishes all our readers and their families Eid Mubarak on this auspicious day of Eid-ul-Adha

 

 

Prayer Venues & Programs

Wednesday 17 November

 

Islamic College of Brisbane

KARAWATHA

 

 

Australian International Islamic College

DURACK

 

Eid Salaat

Eid BBQ

 

Gold Coast Mosque

 

 

 

Program
6.30 am TAKBIR

6.45 am Lecture in English by Mufti Zeyad Ravat

7.00 am EID SALAAT followed by ARABIC KHUTBHA

A light breakfast will be served in the carpark thereafter - please bring a plate (if you can).

 

Algester Mosque

 

 

 

Program     

6:30 am takbir

7:00 am salaatul eid

khutbah and dua.

Pot luck after zohar namaaz 12.40pm

 

All welcome

 

Islamic Society of Toowoomba

 

 

Venue:

Indoor Stadium at the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, USQ (on Baker St across from the pedestrian crossing)


Time:

6:30am

7:00am sharp Takbir for Salat

 


Qurban: Br Abderazak and his team will leave before 7:30am for Pittsworth abattoir for slaughtering insh’Allah.

Please bring your own mats/sujud, if you can.

On arrival please, leave your shoes inside the building on the mats around the wall.

Families are requested to bring sweets for male and female areas. Society would provide juice, drink etc.

 

Clinton on the burqa

 

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has been in Australia during the week, where she found time to answer some questions from young people at the event hosted by Melbourne University and screened by ABC TV.


Azmeena Hussein asked one such question to Secretary Clinton, which was:

As an Australian-born Muslim that wears a head scarf, I’d like to know your opinions on those that claim that the hijab and burqa is un-Australian and more importantly, your opinion on a woman’s right to dress as and how she pleases.

Secretary Clinton responded:

“…I think that a headscarf is a very appropriate manifestation of a woman’s choice, so long as it is her choice, which is a premise of my answer. But I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism not being able to see one’s face, not being able to have some sense of communication in that way is for many societies a challenge. So I understand the dilemma. And I think it is a legitimate dilemma. I know for example in Pakistan, many of the men who are conducting suicide bombing missions, arrive covered in a burqa. So if you are looking at other countries who are understandably nervous about extremist activity, like France and other European countries, I think it’s a close question. I think it’s a hard question. If we were able to wheel the clock back where we were not facing security threats from packages put on airplanes or like what we saw in Mumbai and the rest, I’m not sure people would be so concerned about it.”

 

You can watch the full programme here.

Yusuf all set to start

 

 

 

Early in October in CCN 309 we told you about Yusuf Omar and his plans to leave, some time in November, on an adventure hike from Durban to Damascus.

 

Well, we are pleased to report that he has made it successfully to the starting block in Durban where he has begun recording his travels, experiences and impressions on his personal blog, beginning with a chronicle of him getting vaccinated (see left) and a colourful snapshot of the city of Durban.

 

Yusuf leaves on his journey on Sunday and CCN will try to keep up with the young man as he winds his way up to his destination, Damascus.

 

Final Q&A

 

The final Q&A on ABC1 TV was aired on Monday. The panelists included Randa Abdel Fattah, Muslim author and lawyer.

 

You can watch the full programme here.

 

Scholarships for Muslim Students

 

Study in Brunei

 

Muslims Australia (AFIC) has been working with the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam to offer scholarships to Australians wanting to study in Brunei Darussalam.

 

These scholarships have been extended to Australian students for the second successive year.

 

The Government of Brunei Darussalam is offering annual scholarships to eligible applicants to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master’s Degree, Honours First Degree, a Higher National Diploma, or a Diploma of Health Sciences, under the Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships for Foreign Students for 2011/2012 academic session at the following national education institutions:
 

1. Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD);
2. Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA);
3. Institute Technology Brunei (ITB).
 

More information can be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam at www.mfa.gov.bn/scholarship. For enquiries relating to this offer, email students@brunei.org.au.
 

Completed applications and supporting documents can be forwarded to the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam as follows:
 

High Commission of Brunei Darussalam
10 Beale Crescent
Deakin, ACT 2600
 

The closing date for applications is 15 December 2010.

 


 

IDB Scholarship

 

Muslims Australia has been appointed as the counterpart organisation (CPO) of the Islamic Development Bank ( IDB) to introduce scholarship programmes in Australia.

 

Muslims Australia will take full responsibility as the CPO of IDB scholarships in Australia and will be making further announcements in due course.


In the interest of implementing this programme for 2010-2011 academic year Muslims Australia is inviting applications. The annual quota of five scholarships are to be allocated in the following fields of study:


 Medicine
 Engineering
 Agriculture
 And affiliate subjects for undergraduate study only


Recipients of this letter are requested to advertise this scholarship programme amongst Muslims.

 

Forward applications to admin@afic.com.au by 10 December 2010.

Looking back on 50 years of Indian Delights

 

(left to right) Khatija Mall, Shameena Mayat, Mana Rajah, Zuleikha Mayat, Fatima Mayat, Ayesha Vorajee

Gender, Modernity and Indian Delights: The Women’s Cultural Group of Durban, 1954-2010 was published last month in South Africa – and this week it was the focus of a book signing ceremony at Exclusive Books in Westwood, Durban.

 

The academic work counts as something of a sequel to Indian Delights, one of South Africa’s most successful cookbooks, first published in 1954 and which has sold over 400 000 copies.

 

Compiled and edited by freelance writer, community organiser and editor Zuleikha Mayat, who founded the Muslim Women’s Cultural Group, Indian Delights is unusual in that it brings together various kinds of South African recipes, from all cultures, rich, and poor.

 

It’s a true Joy of Cooking, SA style!

 

The idea for the second book came from a comment Mayat made when a book examining a group of Durban men who studied the Koran was published.

 

“You’ve airbrushed the women out!” she said, and so co-authors Thembisa Waetjen and Goolam Vahed, both historians at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, decided to address this omission.
 

(left to right) Thembisa Waetjen and Goolam Vahed


They note that the publication of Indian Delights was financially important for the Women’s Cultural Group as it helped the women choose their own work “creating a modern citizenship for themselves, when previously they had been excluded from religious and political life”.

 

Gender, Modernity and Indian Delights analyses the ways in which this women’s group has grown and changed during the last half of the twentieth century, negotiating both local and global transformation, while charting a course through apartheid, feminism and doctrinal shifts in Islam.

As Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at Wits University, said, “the book maps a little known area of SA history, and simultaneously speaks to wider international concerns with themes of diaspora and transnationalism”.

Six of the women from this group were present at the signing, including the matriarchal Mayat – all exuding satisfaction that their efforts have been recognised.

 

Download a copy of the book for free.

Source

Indians of South Africa celebrate 150 years

 

The historic 150 years celebration of Indians coming to South Africa, is to be commemorated on the 16th November 2010 across the land.

Two ships set sail from different parts of the Motherland. The Belvedere left Calcutta for Port Natal on 4th October 1860 and the Truro disembarked from Madras on the 12th October 1860.

 

The first ship, the SS Truro arrived on 16 November 1860 with 341 immigrants, whilst the Belvedere and other ships followed thereafter.

 

They came as indentured labourers on many broken promises. The Indian nationals realized the term “indenture” was a philosophical term meaning bond or agreement.

 

The code for slavery was locked in its expression in many ways. Bearing in mind that they were away from family and friends, once they landed on this foreign soil they had to adjust to the conditions at hand. The majority in time returned to India. Those who stayed pursued under adverse conditions. They succeeded from adversary to advantage in that after 150 years today thy emerged and produced legacy leaders, destiny carvers and history makers in this dispensation. They have become part and family of the Rainbow Nation.

Brother Safet is Back with his Bosnian Readers' Update

By Safet Avdich 

MoH Appeal for Funds

 By Hanan Dover

 

The Mission of Hope (MoH) has been operating from Sydney for the benefit of the Australian Muslim community for several years now and would like to continue the important work that it does.

MoH is a non-profit organisation and run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers and receive financial aid from the community and smaller local grants. Volunteers mainly consist of students and professionals in numerous areas, including health, law, education, community and social services, academia, etc.

A number of projects are currently operating, or will continue/resume in 2011 and include:

- Eid Gift Drive: We aim at providing the less fortunate children and elderly members of our community with gifts during Eid as a reminder that we are thinking of them and that they are in our dua.

- Villawood Detention Centre Outreach Program: We endeavour to have weekly visits to visit our brothers and sisters in Detention to provide emotional and active support. Currently there are over 100 Muslim Detainees at Villawood Detention Centre.

- Drugs and Alcohol Addiction Support Group: Currently there are no structured support groups in Australia for Muslims with drugs and alcohol addiction. MoH wants to resume its weekly 12-step support group that is based on Islamic principles of taqwa, tawbah, abstinence and faith.

- AMAL Street Outreach (ASO): A summer initaitive. ASO targets 'at-risk' youth on the streets of the Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool-Fairfield LGAs. Our aim is to be a point of intervention to help this target group who are experiencing social and personal issues, in an empathetic, goal-directed, and culturally-appropriate way, whilst targeting crime prevention. This unique program will endeavor to assist young people of Arab-speaking and Muslim backgrounds to improve their quality of life and encourage positive peer networks to make a positive contribution to the community by providing culturally-appropriate and relevant mentoring. The project hopes to support young people at risk of criminal offending, substance abuse, gang-related behavior, and social exclusion.

- AMAL e-counselling: Scheduled to start in early 2011, an e-counselling forum will start for Australian Muslims.

- Food Packs Program: We wish to continue delivering as many food packs with staples to as many families as possible struggling financially. These packs will be prioritised to Community Detention Refugees, Single mothers and fathers, the elderly and people with disabilities.

- Monthly Social Justice Newsletter/ Justice Express: A fun and informative newsletter to inform the Muslim community of the social justice concerns in our local community. We want to educate and empower the Muslim community by informing them of their rights, feature prominent active members of our community and provide factual reports on a local and international scale.

- Annual Social Justice Forum: A full day conference hosted by JAAN/ MoH which will be aimed at delivering workshops and presentations on different aspects of the law that affect the Muslim community, including anti-terror legislation, domestic violence and discrimination.

- Arts Project:
The organisation of numerous workshops to instil great skills in the youth of our community, including creative writing and arts workshops. We also hope to organise and implement regular social events, such as book release and movie nights. We want our events to be a safe and caring environment for the youth of our community to socialise in.

- Health Information Projects: Continued distribution of health related information relevant to Australian Muslims.

- Muslim Youth Leadership Challenge (MYLC): is a premier training program for young leaders. The aim is to empower, inspire, motivate, and mentor Muslim youth by encouraging personal excellence, community development and spiritual growth.

In order for MoH to continue to carry out these tasks, it needs both the emotional and financial support from the community

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Mission of Hope
BSB: 062191
Account No: 10300318
Commonwealth Bank

All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be sent upon request.

With Peace,

Hanan Dover
President, Mission of Hope
Forensic Psychologist MAPS
www.missionofhope.org.au

www.amal.org.au

mobile: 0422 908 323

The Seven Wonders of the Muslim World Parts 5-8

 

Shown recently on SBS, this visually stunning program traces the history and message of Islam by following the journeys of six young pilgrims from across the Muslim world to Mecca. It explores their lives and beliefs as well as the beautiful and historic mosques where they worship. They leave their homes and families, travel to Saudi Arabia, and share their responses to the culmination of their journey of a lifetime - the pilgrimage to Mecca, where the prophet Muhammad was born.

 

Within decades of the death of Muhammed, Islam spread fast and its history can be traced through the flowering of exquisite Muslim architecture. Over the next few hundred years, fabulous mosques from Spain to Iran, and from Turkey to Mali formed a focus of Muslim life, as they continue to do today. The Seven Wonders of the Muslim World starts its journey at six of these locations and completes it at the mosque towards which all practicing Muslims turn when they pray.
 

 

CCN brings you the second four 10-minute parts of this series with the first four in last week's CCN.

 

 

PART 5

 

PART 6

 

PART 7

 

 

 

PART 8

 

 

 

Around the Muslim World with CCN

 

Muslim man told Skype divorce joke stands
 

A Muslim man who told his wife "I divorce thee" three times in an online Skype messenger conversation has been told the separation stands.
 
The ruling, made in an online fatwa by the Darul Uloom Deobandi seminary in northern India, regarded as one of Islam's leading authorities on religious law said that the woman would have to first marry another man before she could remarry her first husband.

The man, from Qatar, wrote to the seminary following his Skype joke to seek clarification.

"Jokingly typed 'talak, talak, talak' (I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee) to my wife on Skype chat. I don't understand Islam very much and did not know about how talaq works. We love each other very much and want to be together but right now [we are] caught in this thing. Want to know a way out," he wrote.

His hopes of a "way out" were dashed when the seminary issued a fatwa confirming his wife must first remarry another man, consummate the marriage, and then divorce him before she could be allowed to remarry her first husband.

"When you gave three talaqs, your wife became "haram" (forbidden) for you. Neither you have the right to take her back nor solemnise a new "nikah" (marriage) without a valid "halalah" (second marriage). After the completion of "iddah" (a three month waiting period following a divorce), the woman can marry whomever she wishes except you," the fatwa stated.

The ruling means it the couple will have to wait at least six months to remarry and bear the strain of the wife remarrying, having sex with another man, and divorcing again.

"Allah and his Prophet has said the worst thing a couple does is to seek divorce. This is a hated act but the provision for Talaq in Islam is for unavoidable circumstances not for teasing or jokes," said Maulana Arshid Madani, President of Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind, one of the largest Muslim organisations in India.

Source

 


 

Born in 1890, Going for Hajj in 2010: India's Munni Begum ready for pilgrimage

Munni Begum is 120 year old and is all set to go for Haj, after special permission as her name didn't figure in the draw of lots.

The old woman who gave birth to eight sons and daughters, heads a huge family that lives in Kho Nagorian locality of Jaipur.

Family members say that Munni Begum was born in August 1890. She has 52 grandsons and granddaughters apart from 96-odd great grandsons and great granddaughters other than two dozen great-great-grandchildren (and even their kids).

 

The elderly woman has seen three centuries. And now she is all set for the pilgrimage she has waited for all her life. On Saturday she reached the office of Haj Committee to fill the form. The Central Haj Committee officials from Delhi gave her special permission.

The Rajasthan Haj Welfare Society has requested the Saudia Arabia government that special attention should be paid to her because of Munni's age.

 

Source
 


 

US Sikhs decry turban screening at airports
 

Sikh advocacy groups in the US have demanded stop to the screening of turbans at airports, arguing the additional search of their religious headwears is not required as the travellers pass through the full-body scanners.

Sikh organisations have said federal transportation officials plan to always search turbans at airport screening stations, even if wearers pass through state-of-the-art body imaging scanners.

The groups are calling on their constituents to lobby the Congress and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to overturn what they said was an 'unjust policy', the New York Times reported.

Officials from the Sikh Coalition, United Sikhs and the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday they met with representatives of the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA several weeks ago.

'All of us jointly feel there are definitely some elements of racial profiling here,' said Jasjit Singh, associate director of the Legal Defense Fund, a civil rights group.

Big News

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 LIVING WITH EMAAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Guest Speakers - Dr. Tawfique Chowdury
Sheikh Ikraam Buksh
 
SURAH AL BAQARAH - TAFSIR LESSON 3
Mufti Zeeyad Ravat
 
THE MONTH OF DHUL HIJJAH
Sheikh Uzair Akbar - Holland Park

THE STORY OF BABY MUSA (AS)
Sheikh Aslam Abu Ismaeel - Amyn Centre / Hikmah Way Institute


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

 

This week Dawood Mall recommends

 

 Mahabharata in Polyester: The Making of the World's Richest Brothers and Their Feud

 

by

  Hamish McDonald

 

DHIRUBHAI AMBANI grew up in a two-room home with an earthen floor in the Indian state of Gujarat, close to the Arabian Sea. Later this month his eldest son, Mukesh (pictured, right), head of Reliance Industries and the world's fourth richest man, will throw a party to show off his new home in Mumbai, a towering vertical palace with six floors of parking space, three helipads and a hanging garden.

The story of how the Ambanis moved from dusty provinces to city skyscrapers is a tale of pluck, guile and vaulting ambition. But telling it also requires courage and tenacity. Hamish McDonald, an Australian journalist who was posted to Delhi in the 1990s, brought out his first book on Ambani, The Polyester Prince¯, in 1998. Publication in India was scrapped after Reliance set its heart on legal action, but the book became required reading for anyone interested in Indian industry. In his new work, Mahabharata in Polyester¯, Mr McDonald brings the story up to date, adding chapters about Dhirubhai's death in 2002 and the subsequent feud between his two sons, Mukesh and Anil.

The young Dhirubhai lacked money, but not charisma. He raised his first 100,000 rupees (now $2,250) from a second cousin's father and was introduced to yarn trading by a nephew. His first ventures into textile-making were run by Gujaratis back from Yemen, where Dhirubhai had worked for a petrol company during the day while trading rice, sugar and other commodities in the souk after hours.

Indians complain that social connections trump hard work. But no one worked harder than Dhirubhai at forging connections. His philosophy was to cultivate everybody from the doorkeeper up, Mr McDonald remarks. With the help of these relationships, Reliance set about making the most of India's famous License Raj.

At that time the government took a suffocating interest in a firm's imports and output. In 1987, for instance, the Customs Directorate alleged that Reliance's yarn factory had more than twice its permitted capacity and that it had evaded over 1 billion rupees of duty on imported machinery. Reliance denied breaking the rules and the charges were subsequently dropped. But the rules themselves were strangling Indian industry. In exceeding these limits, Reliance made the case for their removal, according to Arun Shourie, a journalist, former minister and one-time critic of Reliance who later made his peace with the company.

Some of those restrictions also worked to Reliance's benefit. In 1982, for example, the government raised duties on imported yarn to over 650%, which allowed Reliance to charge high prices for its homespun polyester yarn. Later in the decade import restrictions on paraxylene, a petrochemical, forced India's other big polyester-maker to buy the crucial ingredient from Reliance, its bitterest rival. Clumsy curbs on trade are bad for the economy, but they are not always bad for individual businesses.

Dhirubhai Ambani knew how to appeal to the people as well as the powerful. By the late 1980s, Reliance Industries boasted the widest shareholding in the world. Dhirubhai held annual meetings in football stadiums and scattered subscription forms for one debenture from a helicopter. His roguish side only added to his appeal. Like India's most popular Bollywood stars, Dhirubhai was an anti-hero, cocking a snook at complacent and hypocritical guardians of privilege.

By the time Dhirubhai died, Reliance was one of India's biggest companies. But it was not big enough for both his sons, who soon fell to squabbling. Their mother brokered a split of the family's assets in 2005. Mukesh got the heavy industry (hydrocarbons, petrochemicals and polyester) with the rich cashflows. Anil got the weightless businesses (telecommunications and financial services) with their rich share valuations. Both had inherited a driving ambition from a father who did not let them rest on their laurels. Within hours of his final MBA exam, Anil left Wharton (where, among other things, he learned to cook and iron his clothes) to look after a textiles factory in Gujarat. Mukesh returned to set up a polyester factory even before completing his MBA at Stanford. Their father told them they could either command respect¯ through their efforts, or be left vainly to demand respect¯ from people who badmouthed them behind their backs.

Outsiders rarely have the patience to dig through the details of India's corporate life. Mr McDonald is an exception. His book puts the reader in the thick of the sweatiest corporate wrestling matches. He cannot quite sustain that intensity in the later chapters, in part because they were written from a distance long after he left India, but also because less is at stake. Dhirubhai Ambani's rise symbolised a struggle for the heart and soul of India. His sons squabbles seem petty by comparison, even if the sums involved are huge.

Mukesh's new palace is in the same neighbourhood he lived in as a youngster. In the intervening years this middle-class address has become an exclusive neighbourhood for Mumbai's rich and famous. Reliance has grown, but India has grown with it. The Ambani brothers are big fish and swimming in a much bigger pond.

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Using the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

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KB's Culinary Corner

      

Home-made Romany Creams

 

KB SAYS: This recipe comes as close to the much loved South African Romany Creams by Bakers Ltd. as you will get. The pičce de résistance of course is the chocolate filling by Dr. Fatima Motala which, in my humble opinion, outshines the boxed version by a long shot. Let me know what you think.

.

 

Photo courtesy of Dr. Fatima Motala

Ingredients

250g butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups coconut
¼ cup cocoa diluted in water
2½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Vanilla Essence

Method
Cream butter and sugar until light add eggs one at a time then add the vanilla essence. Gradually fold in the cocoa, coconut and the rest of the ingredients.

Form into small rounds, flatten, place on a greased tray and run the fork over the round to create patterns.

Bake on 180degrees for 10mins or baked.

Cool and sandwich together with melted chocolate and cream (see recipe below)

Chocolate Filling
Melt 200g milk chocolate, in the microwave for 1min and 30seconds add then add ½ cup fresh cream and stir in and beat into a smooth consistency or until its glossy

 

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 Q&A Keep Fit Column

 

Q: Dear Kareema, I tend to be leaning more and more towards comfort eating. Is there anything that will help get my mind off the food and stop my compulsive eating?

A: Well, a great healthy alternative to 'soothe' that craving for something sweet is, believe it or not, a good workout session!

 

Exercise will definitely make you feel better about yourself, and can help take your mind off food as it causes changes in the brain - (mood enhancing / positive impact). Constant cravings are also generally brought about when you're stressing about something.
 

So try not to overwork / stress yourself out, by making sure you take your breaks at work - and finding the balance for a healthier lifestyle.
 

If you do feel peckish though, opt for healthier snacks & drink plenty of water.
 

Remember the 70% diet, 30% exercise rule.

 


 

 

 

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 out on a walk, notices a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch and approaches him.

"I can't help noticing how happy you look," Mula Nasruddin smiles at him, "What is your name old man, and what is your secret for a long happy life?"


"My name is Junaidsahib and I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he replied, "I also eat fatty foods, drink litres of coca cola, and never exercise."


"That's amazing!" Mula Nasruddin responds, "How old are you?"


"Twenty-nine," he replies.
 

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Time

17 November

Wednesday

Eid-ul-Adha

19 November

Friday

Eid Fair & Fun

EidFest

Dreamworld

0418 722 353

6.30pm

20 November

Saturday

2010 Women's Only Eid Ul Adha Ball

EVENT

CANCELLED

FACE Inc.

The Vibe Hotel, Surfer's Paradise

Facebook

TBA

21 November

Sunday

Eid-ul-Adha Free BBQ

AIIC

Blunder Rd, DURACK

0402 207 594

11am to 2pm

22-24 November

Mon-Wed

LOON

AMYN & HikmahWay

22nd: St Lucia: UQ

23rd: South Brisbane: The Greek Club

24th: Nerang: Nerang Bicentennial

0406 740 790

22nd: 7pm

23rd: 7.15pm

24th: 7.15

7 December

(tentative)

Tuesday

Islamic New Year

16 December

(tentative)

Thursday

Day of Ashura

 

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RECURRING EVENTS

Ladies Taleem

 

There will be no Taleem this week due to the Eid celebration.

Check CCN for details for the next taleem

  
All ladies welcome

 

Girls Game Night
 

Sitting at home on a Saturday Night?

Want to do something constructive, but FUN?

 

 

Inspiration talk, pizza, BBQ, fun and games
 

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

 

 

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Useful Links

 

Sunnah Inspirations

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

Kuraby Msque

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)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Co-ordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interestCo-ordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

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

Islamic Council of Queensland  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

 

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)

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

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

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