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



Sunday, 19 December 2010

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CCN wishes all our readers all the very best over the festive holiday season, insha'Allah.






Relief in Pakistan


Imam Hamadullah Bhutto has made a second visit to Pakistan to oversee the relief work on behalf of the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF).


He sent in the following photos together with an appeal to the local community to help rebuild the very badly damaged Mosque and to sponsor more blankets to see the flood victims through the bitterly cold winter months.


Demountable buildings giveaway


In the next few months the Islamic College of Brisbane will have for removal a number of old demountable buildings currently being used as classrooms.


These buildings are available free of cost to community based organisations.


However they will be required to dismantle and remove them at their cost.

Interested organisations should contact :

Mr Mohammed Yusuf on 0413 038 610

Yusuf's Durban to Damascus Diaries


Omargosh log dated Tuesday 13 December

Sorry no contact, boat I was on capsized on Lake Malawi and phone ruined.
Managed to save backpack and camera, had to swim to shore with it on my head.
Was most exciting moment of my life.
On Lukomo Island.
Tomorrow ship to mainland and then Incarta Bay.
From there head north along West coast of Lake Malawi. Livingstonia by Sunday.
Mbeya by Tuesday and the train to Dar As Salam (Tanzania)
Will buy cheap phone there.
Paying someone 100 rands to send this from a cellphone!!!
Camera lens faulty, have to open by hand

Still loving life and loving the trip.



Omargosh log dated Thursday 16 December

Just got off after 16hrs packed like sardines (with sardines!) in hull of ship across Lake Malawi in Nkhota Kota.
Will take the 24hr train to Tanzania on Tuesday

Will buy cell phone there and try and find Nikon repair shop.

Blog been real disappointment; it's impossible without a laptop. But its too late now, next time inshallah!
When I do have internet access its usually on a cell phone or connection slower then a messenger pigeon!

Omargosh log dated Friday 17 December

In Nkhata Bay, going to miss train to Dar tomorrow and stay a few days here.

Have free internet so great chance to catch up on blog and just wash clothes and recover.

Would you believe I will be travelling with three Israeli soldiers on Saturday to the Tanzania border.

They are actually driving all the way to Israel (having to go around Sudan because they cant get in).

They offered me to join them but they only plan to arrive in the Middle East in mid March.

Anyways the place I'm in is phenomenal, I never thought I would say this but I'm sick of Mangoes.

I miss ordinary fruit like apples and oranges.

I'm sick of King Size Prawns! Its cheaper then meat!!!

Everything is well.

Found Indian restaurant and it was so good, needed a dose of it.
Will catch train from Mbeya to Dar on Wednesday Inshallah!

Yes I know Yemen is a dangerous terrorism stronghold but Victor has a cousin out there who will not only look after and accommodate us, but owns an enormous airline and is flying us in for free from Kenya!

It might be the only opportunity I get like this.

And you are right, this email has the words Yemen, inshallah and airline in it, I have no doubt it is red-flagged.

Some poor intern has to read through all this daily dribbling rant I give you.


Omargosh log dated Saturday 18 December

Tomorrow I leave Nkhata Bay.

Will be travelling to Tanzania in a Land Cruiser with three Israeli bomb disposal special forces.

They are really cool and have space for me.

They think I look Israeli.

The Welfare Shop Update

By Janeth Deen


Our welfare shop has been operating for almost two years now. In the first year we accomplished so much and received many awards for our work. The work has continued, in spite of it not being so obvious due to the state of our shop at present.

We have received so many donations in great quantities that the shop is no longer customer friendly. We are short of volunteers, with Janeth and Wilma doing all the work. Occasionally, some of the local people will offer help but there is much work to be done. We are also short of space. The work is demanding of time and energy, and is rewarding if you can see what you have accomplished. With so many donations, this has not been possible in the last few months.

We need to stop all donations over the holiday period.



This will enable us to have time to rearrange our shop to make it more attractive to the general public.

Thanks for all the kind people who have donated goods.

Yasmin and Yasmin make the Oprah Show


Yasmin Ahmed (left), of IWAQ, and her niece Yasmin Esat (right), who graduated from medical school on Friday, were at the Oprah morning show on Tuesday at the Sydney Opera House.


"I am a huge fan and asked all my family to register for tickets and put me as their guest, and luckily I did because out of 35,0000 people we were among the lucky 12,000 that were invited to attend." Dr. Yasmin Esat told CCN.

"This made it the best graduation present ever," she added.


Each of the attendees was given a card with a promotional code to quote when they phone the company that will hand them a necklace in the new year. The commemorative piece is a Kailis necklace with a pearl pendant and a silver pendant in the shape of an 'O' with "Oprah the farewell season" engraved on it.

Reference group meeting


Sergeant Jim Bellos is hosting a meeting of stakeholders from the Muslim community and the Queensland Police Service to discuss policing issues within the Metropolitan South Police region.

According to Sergeant Bellos this initiative is in part as a result of the success previously generated from reference groups established with the African, Indian, Sudanese and Indigenous Communities.

The meeting will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 21st December at the Metropolitan South Regional Office, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt.

Light refreshments will be served.

"We will work on a number of worthwhile ventures aimed towards improved safety for our community," Sergeant Bellos told CCN.


If you would like to attend or find out more about the meeting email Jim at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au.


Sisters' House Update

By Bayaan Weise


'Eid Charity Dinner

The Sisters' House was the venue for the 'Eid Charity Fundraising Dinner on Saturday December 4.


Sisters came to raise funds for victims of the Pakistan floods and Indonesian volcano eruptions.

It was an evening of elegance with the multicultural dress theme, with sisters from many countries present to enjoy the delicious dinner, desserts and drinks.


As well as the scrumptious food, there was a small auction to raise funds for the Sisters' House running costs, and a showcase of the new range of modest Muslimah clothing from Wasimah.

Sister Fenti Forsyth gave a talk about her experiences of helping to provide assistance to people in the aftermath of the volcano eruption in Indonesia that gave all those present an insight into the reality of day to day challenges and hardships they face.

Due to limited space within the house, only pre-paid 40 tickets were available which were quickly sold out before the night.


Due to high demand, we could have probably sold twice that many tickets.


Alhamdu lillah $1000 was raised from the ticket sales with $500 donated to sister Fenti Forsythe towards ongoing help for the needy in Indonesia and $500 donated to ADO Australia, whose president, Dr Ayesha Saeed, is currently in Pakistan helping with relief efforts.

JazakomAllahu to the organisers, those who attended and all those sisters who donated their time and beautiful food. A special thank you to the two sisters who provided child minding to all those excited kids which allowed all the mums a chance to relax and enjoy a great night.


School Holiday Activities

Holiday activities for children under 12 have begun with great success at the Sisters' House, with Stick Creations/Collage for the older children, home made play dough for the under 5's (as well as a few mums!) and cooking and decorating yummy cupcakes and Rocky Road.


Both sessions have been booked out and great fun was had by all.

Other activities planned include jewelry making, science experiments, a sports day and even a Mums Spa Day.


More information about the spa day in the next CCN.


For more information please call Bayaan 0431747356, Khadijah 0423474807 or Angela 0407164721.

Alternative sites found for Mosque


TWO blocks of land one in Carrara and the other opposite the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds are being proposed as the new home for the Worongary mosque.


The mosque planned for Alkira Way in Worongary was voted down by the Gold Coast City Council on Friday nine votes to six.


But its key opponent, Cr Ted Shepherd, who rejected the mosque after more than 500 community objections, said the alternative sites could be more suitable.


He said one site was next to the Genesis Church in Eastlake Drive, Carrara, lkm from Alkira Way.


The other he suggested was part of a 30ha block of land owned by the Baptist Church opposite the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds.


Cr Shepherd said either of the sites would need to be purchased by the Islamic Multicultural Association of the Gold Coast.


"They would have to negotiate with the owners but at least there are sites available," he said. "It would only be about a kilometre away and there's no impact on residents."


However, Baptist Union of Queensland director of administration Phillip McCallum said plans had been drawn up to build a nursing home and retirement village on the organisation's parcel of land.


He said the church had been negotiating with the council for the past three years.


A spokesman from Genesis Christian Ministries was unavailable for comment yesterday.


The Islamic Multicultural Association of the Gold Coast also could not be contacted yesterday.


The refusal of the proposed mosque was hotly debated by councillors for more than an hour.


Main community concerns were to do with traffic and noise.


Labrador councillor Margaret Grummitt, who has the city's existing mosque in her division, said Cr Shepherd and his community's concerns about dawn prayer services were a result of misunderstanding.


"I've been there for the dawn prayer at the mosque and there were three people and its membership is close to 800," she said.


Source: Gold Coast Bulletin Tuesday 14/12/2010

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'I wanted an adventure and I wanted a job'

A Tenacious Spirit; As the first member of the Canadian Forces to wear a hijab, Wafa Dabbagh is a pioneer and has risen to the ranks of lieutenant-commander.

Lt.-Commander Wafa Dabbagh was the first member of the military to wear a hijab. Her latest challenge is battling cancer, something the busy, energetic woman treats like a bothersome cold.

OTTAWA — Wafa Dabbagh is many things. She is a tiny, bubbly bundle of energy who loves Zumba fitness. She prays five times a day, keeps an immaculate home and bakes a cake for her beloved neighbours each weekend. She has a bachelor's degree, a master's in business administration and a cancer diagnosis, the last of which she treats like a bothersome cold.

Dabbagh is also a pioneer, the first member of the Canadian Armed Forces -- and still only one of a handful -- to wear a hijab, the Muslim headcovering for women.

After almost 15 years in the naval reserves, she is now a lieutenant-commander, the equivalent of a major in the army. Dabbagh is certified to shoot a C7 rifle and a 9 mm pistol, and is in the process of studying to qualify for promotion to a command position.

On Monday at Rideau Hall, Gov. Gen. David Johnston awarded the first Operational Service Medals to 50 recipients, including Dabbagh, who was recognized for her participation in Operation Proteus, a Canadian training mission in Jerusalem.

The medal recognizes those who completed non-combat overseas missions that involved a level of risk or intensity.

"I wasn't trying to prove anything or be the first at anything," says Dabbagh about her military career. "I wanted an adventure and I wanted a job."

That's the frame of mind Dabbagh was in when she wandered into an Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Windsor.

A Palestinian born in Egypt, Dabbagh was raised in Kuwait and came to Montreal in 1990 at the age of 28.

Armed with a bachelor's degree from Kuwait, an MBA from the United States, fluent English and Arabic and functional French, she thought she'd find work easily. But the best she could do was a telemarketing job.

After she moved to Windsor in 1996 to be with her sister, Dabbagh went to the Canada Employment Office. When she had trouble getting into the building, she went next door, to the Armed Forces recruiting office. They told her how to get into the employment office, and she turned to go.

"But something made me turn back and say 'What do you have here?' " says Dabbagh. "They told me about the training I could get, the trades available, and I said 'Count me in.' "

After several hours of aptitude tests and a long interview with the senior officer at the recruiting centre, Dabbagh chose the naval reserves, knowing that the security clearance required for the regular forces would be lengthy because of her time spent abroad.


What you see is what you get, sir. I don't drink alcohol, I don't eat pork, but I can do everything else

The topic of her faith, or the hijab, did not come up until a few days later, when she went to see the commanding officer of HMCS Hunter, the naval reserve division in Windsor.

"The commanding officer sat me down and said 'I don't know what to do with you,' " says Dabbagh. "He had called every branch of the forces and no one had a covered Muslim woman in their ranks. I told him, 'What you see is what you get, sir. I don't drink alcohol, I don't eat pork, but I can do everything else.' "

Dabbagh later learned other officers had advised him to talk her out of joining. "He told me that he'd said, 'If she wants to do it, she can stay.' "

Dabbagh left for basic training, where she stood out not just for the hijab, but for being much older than most of the teenage recruits. She did everything demanded of them -- the gruelling marching, the crawling through mud, the weapons training -- and was touched by what she calls the "many beautiful people" who went out of their way to be supportive. When Dabbagh asked to shower alone, after her female platoon-mates, she emerged to find that two of them had decided to stand guard outside the shower to keep latecomers from barging in. The cooks adapted meals so there would be pork-free dishes for her, and officers let her know when there was a 10-minute break coming up, so she could pray.

"One time, I moved away from the group to pray, and an officer came up to me, asking why I went away, and if somebody was bothering me," says Dabbagh. "I thought that was so sweet, and I explained to him it was the opposite, that prayer is a quiet, personal time for you and God, and everything was OK."

Dabbagh is used to charting her own course. She startled her family by putting on the hijab at age 15, becoming the first woman in her family to cover herself.

"They worried I was becoming narrow-minded, but for me it was about freedom to not be judged for my form, but for my personality and my actions."

After she passed basic training, an instructor confessed that when he heard a Muslim woman in a hijab was coming for training, he had said he didn't want her in his platoon.

"I had no idea you would smile so much," he told her.


I have felt like I was under the microscope a lot, and was always asking myself, 'How will that look?' You try to be yourself and do your best, but you wonder, if I make mistakes, will it be seen as representing all Muslims?

By a quirk of bureaucracy -- and her own tenacious spirit -- Dabbagh did basic training three times. She wanted to enter the forces as an officer, but there were no openings, so she went in as a non-commissioned member. By the time Dabbagh completed basic training in St. Jean, Que., an officer position had opened up, so she immediately returned to re-do basic training, plus three extra weeks of officer training. Shortly before completing it, she fell from the top of the cargo net, cracking a rib and fracturing her pelvis.

After three months of recovery, she went back and did the officer training from the beginning. That's when her own family finally accepted her military life was for real, says Dabbagh.

Thus began several years of juggling civilian life -- where she continued with telemarketing, and later weather observation at the airport -- with adventures in the naval reserve. In 2006, Dabbagh took a job with the forces, training naval cadets, and she has worked with the military ever since. In 2007, she joined Operation Proteus, a small mission to Jerusalem where Canadian military personnel were helping to train Palestinian security forces, a role that made the most of her background and fluent Arabic. For the past two years, Dabbagh has been co-ordinator of the Ottawabased Future Security Analysis Directorate.

"She is a warm-hearted person, but she is also an officer who knows when to be tough," says her boss, Lt.-Col. Stefan Kostner, the unit's deputy director.

Aside from the hijab, Dabbagh's uniform varies only slightly from standard-issue. She wears a longer skirt and the shirt she wears day-today is a maternity smock, as the navy shirt was too form-fitting.

Although she didn't set out to be a pioneer, Dabbagh quickly realized that her new life came with a price: scrutiny. Upon learning she was in training for the Nijmegen March -- a four-day annual event in Holland -- an officer told Dabbagh "The admiral will want to know that!"

"Why would an admiral care if a lowly sub-lieutenant is going on this march?" she asked, only to be told "Wafa, everything you do, people want to know about it."

"I have felt like I was under the microscope a lot, and was always asking myself, 'How will that look?' You try to be yourself and do your best, but you wonder, if I make mistakes, will it be seen as representing all Muslims?"


I want the Muslim community to know the door is open for them in the Forces. My experience has been 95-per-cent positive, and if I can do it, they can do it

Still, she is proud to have cleared the way for other women who want to wear the hijab and serve in the military.

"It takes somebody to do something in front of you, to know we can do everything everyone else does -- we just do it covered," says Dabbagh.

She treasures the experiences she has had -- whether it's translating for her commanding officer in Jerusalem, or standing on the bridge of a ship in the middle of the night, when the moonbeams dance across the water.

"I want the Muslim community to know the door is open for them in the Forces. My experience has been 95-per-cent positive, and if I can do it, they can do it," says Dabbagh. "And I want other Canadians to know that there are people serving Canada who are not white with blond hair and blue eyes. We are all working together, white, black, Asian, Arab, aboriginal -- and I'm one small face among them."

Earlier this year, Dabbagh was about to leave for a United Nations military observer mission in Sudan, when a routine X-ray found a spot on her lungs: cancer. She has since been doing chemotherapy and radiation while holding down her office job, and baking for her neighbours, most of whom are military families.

Never married, Dabbagh considers her neighbours her family. They recently returned her generosity by covering her entire house in Christmas lights and installing an inflatable Christmas scene on her lawn while she was out of town.

"I wish them Merry Christmas, they say, 'Happy Ramadan.' It's very sweet."



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

This week

Yunus Paruk recommends


 Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia


 Robert Lacey



What happened in the Middle East's oil-rich powerhouse- while we weren't looking Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox.


It is a modern state driven by contemporary technology and possessed of vast oil deposits, yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back a thousand years to match those of the prophet Muhammad.


With Inside the Kingdom , journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced.


While living for years among the nation's princes and paupers, its clerics and progressives, Lacey endeavored to find out how the consequences of the 1970s oil boom produced a society at war with itself.


Filled with stories that trace a path through the Persian Gulf War and the events of 9/11 to the oilmarket convulsions of today, Inside the Kingdom gives us a modern history of the Saudis in their own words, revealing a people attempting to reconcile life under religious law with the demands of a rapidly changing world.


Their struggle will have powerful reverberations around the globe, and this rich work provides a penetrating look at a country no one can afford to ignore.


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KB's Culinary Corner


Pumpkin Pudding


KB SAYS: I love all things pumpkin - pumpkin pudding, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecakes, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, ok I could go on for a long time here. This Pumpkin Pudding tastes great and it took me only 5 minutes tops to put it together!




2 cups of cooked and mashed pumpkin
3 eggs, beaten
1 tin condensed milk
¾ cup shredded coconut
¾ cup milk


Mix all the above ingredients and place in a greased oven proof casserole.

Dot the top with pieces of butter, sprinkle with nutmeg and elachi (cardamom) and bake at 180degrees for approx 1 hour or until light brown.

Best served warm with ice cream or cream.


Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to me at kbcooks@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be my "guest chef" for the week.


Kareema's Q&A Keep Fit Column


Q: Dear Kareema, with the holidays already here I’m both excited and somewhat nervous as we’ll be taking a few long-haul flights over the next 6-8 weeks. Are there any exercises you can recommend we do on the plane as circulation boosters?

A: Your aim should be to move around (while seated) for about 3 – 4 minutes every hour, unless of course you’re asleep. Try to get up out of your seat occasionally and walk up and down the aisles with minimal disturbance to other passengers.

1: Ankle circles - lift feet and draw circles, rotating in both directions

2: Knee to chest – bending forward slightly, lift knee to chest and give yourself a big hug. Alternate legs and repeat about 10 times


3: Forward flex – with feet on the floor, brace your core and slowly bend forward while reaching for the floor with your fingers. There is not much room to move in economy, so you may not even be able to reach far down – just do what you can with the space you have!

4: Neck roll - relax your shoulders and drop your ear towards shoulder, then gently roll neck forward and around to other shoulder

5: Shoulder roll – sit up tall, roll shoulders up, back and down (pulling them back towards your spine)

6: Foot pumps – start with heels on the floor and point toes/feet upward as high as you can. Drop feet flat and then lift heels high while keeping balls of feet on the floor. Try 30-second intervals.

Remember that you should not feel pain while trying any of the above exercises. If you’re not comfortable with any one of them, stick to the one’s you can do and repeat whenever possible.

Enjoy your flights and more importantly, make it a big part of your holiday – enjoy your in-flight entertainment and always eat healthy while snacking on board!






My Health and Fitness

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

The CCN Chuckle


Cattle farmer, Mula Nasruddin, is confronted on his property by a police officer who tells him, "I need to inspect your property for illegally grown drugs."


Mula Nasruddin says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there," as he points out the location.

The police officer officer verbally explodes saying, "Brother, I have the authority of the Sheikh of the Kingdom with me."


Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to Mula Nasruddin.


"See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish.... On any land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand? "

Mula Nasruddin nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores.

A short time later, Mula Nasruddin hears loud screams and sees the police officer running for his life chased by his big Fresian bull......

With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get gored before he reaches safety.


The officer is clearly terrified.


Mula Nasruddin throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs.....

"Your badge. Show him your BADGE !"

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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

Islamic Society of Darra



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