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Sunday, 9 January 2011

 .Newsletter 0322



Kuraby Mosque responds to flood disaster


(left to right) Zaheer Dawoodjee, Minister Stephen Roberston, Premier Anna Bligh, and Kuraby Mosque trustees, Muhsin Ally and Mohammed Sayed Dawoodjee

Trustees of the Kuraby Mosque met with the Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, late Friday afternoon at her Executive offices in George Street to hand over a cheque of $7500 towards the Queensland Flood Relief.


Premier Bligh and Minister for Natural Resources, Mines & Energy and Minister for Trade, Stephen Robertson told CCN that they were most impressed with the efforts of community to rally around their fellow Queenslanders.


Mr. Muhsin Ally of the Kuraby Mosque told the Premier that he personally felt for the people affected by the floods because he had come to know some of them through his business dealings.


Both the Minister and the Premier were informed that a state-wide collection drive, initiated by the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF), was in progress that very afternoon at the various Mosques in the State .

Update from Rockhampton




Dr Fatima Ashrafi (pictured left), a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at the Rockhampton Base Hospital in Queensland, sent CCN a letter she wrote to a friend in Bangladesh describing life after the devastations caused by the recent floods in North Queensland.




The following is an edited version of the letter:


Salam alykum,

Greetings from Rockhampton and best wishes for 2011 for you and all our Bangladeshi community.

Just updating you on current situation here:

The water levels in Rockhampton reached peak on Wednesday 5th Jan at 9.4m and is now slowly receding. Rockhampton is still completely cut off by flood waters that are expected to clear by 2 - 3 weeks.


The airport and all the road connections are closed except for the north towards Mackay. Again for the ingenuity of a brilliant engineer, the new bridge was built a meter higher then usual which kept the south of Rockhampton connected with the north otherwise we would need a boat ride if we wanted to visit your house or Dr Sweets or Amans for example.


Luckily our house is close to the hospital and Dawood's school and is on high land - the water is just less then a km away and I have brilliant views from my office at the 6th floor of the hospital.


I have enough food to last us next 2 weeks and by then the situation should ease.


It is not easy - we can't leave Rockhampton if we want to, no mail coming in - the boys are all home for the summer break. Akbar was supposed to fly in from Melbourne on 2nd January but Qantas rang him to inform about the last flight and he got in on Saturday - 1st January just before the airport closed. Some youngsters have to return to their classes in Brisbane now and Elmee and Dawood are taking the long route via ferry and drive to the nearest airport.

The rest of our Bangladeshi and Muslim community also have houses in the flood free areas and so our houses including yours are not flooded and we are spared the agony of evacuating with few personal belongings and returning to water logged house. I am so grateful for that.

We are worried about all of you who went away for holidays.

At hospital, we are worried about serious patients who are cut off by the floods but there are emergency helicopters and boats bringing the patients in. Everyone is working hard to keep the services running. The authorities have been fantastic in keeping us informed, evacuating on time, making sure enough food is available in grocery supermarkets.

Our Mayor Brad Carter is a real champion organising well, speaking brilliantly and keeping a step ahead of events.

People whose houses got flooded have suffered the most and our farmers particularly for they could not get their crops out.


Rockhampton is the largest supplier of mangoes and pineapples and did you know that Queensland is the largest supplier of coking coal to the rest of the world?


Once the waters recede, the difficult task of rebuilding will begin.


In this difficult times, apart from a few isolated incidents of looting, everyone has behaved gallantly and graciously.


People are kind and thoughtful sharing their things.


I just read that Gold Coast doctor Alex Douglas has donated $300,000 worth of surgical equipment to Theodore doctor Bruce Chater, whose clinic was destroyed in the floods, so he can set up a temporary clinic in the grounds of the local hospital.

Even in such daunting times, my sons and I also managed to have a summer holiday travelling to the north up to Cairns.


We cut short our holiday and returned early on 31st December because of the worsening flood situation.

In summary we are well by the blessings of Almighty Allah.



Praise for Sister Saleema


Over 200 men and women attended the prayer meeting last Sunday at the Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) in Durack for Sister Saleema Azhari who lost her life in a boating tragedy in India along with her two sisters and relatives.


Master of Ceremonies, Imam Mohammed Tauab Raza, introduced a number of speakers and community leaders onto the stage of the nearly-completed multi-function hall, all of whom praised Sister Saleema for her tireless contributions to the Darul Uloom Islamic Academia of Brisbane and the AIIC.


Mr. Mohammed Yusuf, president of the Islamic Council of Queensland, spoke on behalf of the Queensland Muslim community and read a message from the president of Muslims Australia (AFIC), Mr. Ikebal Patel.

Sister Nina of the Darul Uloom spoke of Sister Saleema's kindness and compassion and the invaluable role that she played every day from cooking to caring to teaching. Always by Imam Quddoos' side, Sister Saleema was a lady of a 'sunny, smiling disposition' and a 'quiet achiever'.

"She was the mother of the Madressah," Sister Nina added.

Dr Mubarak Noor and Dr. Intaj Ali spoke on behalf of the Islamic College of Brisbane (Karawatha) and the Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney) respectively.

Mr. Zahari Harris who has worked with the Azhari family on a number of projects over 20 years expressed his admiration for Sister Saleema.

Newly appointed AIIC principal, Dr. Ray Barrett delivered a vote of thanks and Imam Syed Tariq made the closing dua.

Africa to Australia


In the SBS interactive documentary entitled Africa to Australia two young Somalian-born sisters (pictured left) talk about how the burkini has allowed them to take part in an Australian rite of passage.


A Somali-born cabbie (pictured right)  talks about Islam and his open door policy.

The Immigration Nation
















Starts today Sunday @ 8.30pm on SBS ONE

Discover the untold story behind Australia's multicultural mix.

This landmark documentary series explores Australia's century long struggle to overcome the White Australia Policy.

Immigration Nation: The Secret History of Us will reveal the dark paradox behind the Utopian vision at Federation: the belief that to be the most progressive and egalitarian nation in the world, Australia must be exclusively white. This is the story of how modern, multicultural Australia was built against the odds.

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Nothing in moderation for Waleed Aly


FOR a man so given to precision in language and order of thought, Waleed Aly's career is a fabulously sprawling accident.

Aly, 32, is a lecturer and doctoral candidate at Monash University, an author, essayist and opinion writer, he is host or co-host, fill-in host, regular guest and, in one case, co-creator of six radio and television programs.

He has been a lawyer, is a qualified engineer and has been on the executive of the Muslim Council of Victoria. He would chuck it all in in a flash, he says, if the band in which he plays guitar, Robot Child, could crack the big time.

''I don't actually do that much media,'' he tells me over a round of halal duck pancakes on a thick, hot Friday afternoon.

I must have looked unconvinced. ''I do less media than it appears,'' he offers. ''The media stuff I do is like that,'' he says, spreading his arms and twirling his hands to suggest a jumble of odds and ends.



I have a thing for philosophical consistency.

My arguments often end up like this - it is not so much I want you to oppose banning the hijab (though that is my position), it is that if you want to ban the hijab then I want you to adopt these positions, too: I want you to explicitly state that you don't value individual freedom above certain other things.

And finally, ''It's not a lot compared to someone who works in the media.'' But it is, I suggest, more than prolific for an academic.

Surrounded by boozy suits at Neptune Palace in Circular Quay, Aly answers my questions carefully and generously, but defers to the general rather than the specific, global rather than personal.

Towards the end of our mains, Aly concedes a little ground and tells the story of how a serious young student became a writer and broadcaster and, for many, the public face of Islam in Australia. It started on September 11, 2001.

''SEPTEMBER 2001 was the last time Richmond was in the finals,'' Aly begins as only a Melbourne boy could. ''They had a training session at Punt Road on the Tuesday. I remember it was a beautiful day and I went with my sister-in-law and her two kids.''



I run into older Muslims, say people my parents age or a bit younger, and they will say what an impact it has had on their kids to hear someone with a name as funny as theirs on radio in the chair

Hours later the planes hit the towers. ''9/11 was a watershed because your social existence as a Muslim Australian changes basically overnight. At that point you go from a position where your predominant experience is one of racial difference and ethnic difference to one where you are now presumed politically malignant, threatening.''

The journalist Martin Flanagan was also at training that day, and he was so moved to see Aly among the supporters he wrote about it in a story published in The Age the following Saturday:

''Looking around, I saw a young woman in a Muslim headscarf, a young man and two small kids and thought how good this game can be. They were just another Richmond family.''


The Courier


Career Highlights

1978 Born in Mount Waverley in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
1996 Graduates from Wesley College with an International Baccalaureate.
2001 Finishes six-year engineering-law degree; is first published by The Age.
2002 Marries the academic Susan Carland, who had converted to Islam in 1998. They have two children.
2005 First major essay published and his book People Like Us is commissioned (published in 2007).
2006 ABC offers him co-hosting and, later, presenting work.
2008 SBS airs new version of his Salam Cafe; participates in Kevin Rudd's 2020 summit.
2009 Plays lead guitar in one of the first theatrical productions of Pink Floyd's album The Wall.
2011 SBS to air his chat show The Late Session.





If you were hosting a dinner party - the ultimate dinner party - who would you invite and why?

In The Late Session with Waleed Aly on SBS TV, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Kate McClymont, Dan Kelly, Jack Thompson, and  David Williamson talk around the dinner table.

Waleed Aly also talks about the show in this interview.



An end to prejudice but no end soon for stupidity

Merryl Miller in the Toowoomba Chronicle (6/1/11)


HOW ironic. The prayers of Australian cricketing fans have finally been answered and the miracle delivered in the shape of a Muslim.


Don't tell me God has no sense of humour.


Good looking, intelligent, supremely talented and humble to boot, Usman Khawaja made his test debut this week and appears to be the great (white) hope of this nation of sporting tragics.


I reckon he might also have the power to single-handedly improve race relations to the point where Muslims can be seen as compatriots and fellow citizens instead of "tea-towel-head terrorists. Or worse - boat people". (As recently overheard in a pub of decidedly low-IQ patronage.)


Seems that in Australia, a baggy green cap renders its wearer immune from viewer bias and forgiven for all but the most heinous of sins (getting out for a duck, for instance).


When Usman's mother (Fauzia Tariq) (pictured right) prayed to Allah before every ball bowled his way, it stirred the "awwww" response in the Sydney Cricket Ground and brought a tear to my eye as well. When Usman defied debut jitters by knocking his second ball to the boundary, he became a national hero regardless of religion.


The man could have donned a burqua and laid a prayer mat facing towards Mecca for all we cared finally our cricketing prospects seemed brighter, our national pride somewhat restored.


And now I must eat my words.


As someone who has long bemoaned the glorification of sport in this country and the excessive funding it receives to the detriment of the arts and education, the welcome of Usman Khawaja into the rarefied cricketing world has given me hope.


Making the first XI is surely the great Australian dream and one which is played out in the most public of international forums. Usman could be the world's best brain surgeon or most brilliant violinist or an incredible orator, but as a cricketer he has the greatest potential to make significant changes to the stereotype of his religion and to start to break down racial prejudice.


I might wish it otherwise, but beggars can't be choosers.


If sport is the answer to my own prayer for a more tolerant Australia, then I say "thank you" to a God who knows just how to keep the belly laughs coming.

The CCN Cradle






On 15 December 2010, Dr. Naadir and Razeena Gutta became the proud parents of baby Humzah who weighed in at 3,006kg giving Abdul and Fazila Omar their first grandchild and making it number 4 for Abdul Aziz and Zuleka Gutta.

Muslims Australia (AFIC) Media Releases

Umesh Chandra receives “Bharat Gaurav” Pride of India award


NEW DELHI: India International Friendship Society (IIFS), New Delhi has announced globally reputed “Bharat Gaurav” for 2011.


Umesh Chandra, a well known PIO Community Leader from Brisbane Australia is one of the recipients’ of this prestigious award for his community service achievements.


Umesh Chandra alongside other recipients was honoured with Bharat Gaurav Award and certificate of Excellence at a high profile Global Friendship Day Gala Banquet in Delhi on January 6th 2011.

Umesh Chandra has been serving the Queensland Indian community for the last 15 years in different capacities. By profession, Umesh Chandra is the Chief Operating officer of Chantex Pty Ltd. The company operates three subsidiaries namely Brisbane Indian Times, Globenet Realty and Bollybiz promotions.

Umesh Chandra is currently serving as the founder president of GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin) Queensland Chapter, Vice President of FICQ (Federation of Indian Communities in Queensland), Vice President QMC (Queensland Multicultural Council.


He is Queensland Governments appointed Liaison Officer for the international Indian Students.


about Umesh Chandra and his award presentation

Habib drops torture case against Government


Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib has agreed to drop his lawsuit against the Federal Government for being complicit in his torture while he was detained.


The Federal Government has paid an undisclosed amount to Mr Habib to absolve it of legal liability in the case.


Mr Habib was detained by the United States as a suspected terrorist for three-and-a-half years in the fallout from the September 11 terrorist attacks. He says he was drugged, sexually assaulted and beaten at Guantanamo.


He alleges the Australian Government was aware of his harsh treatment and therefore was indirectly responsible.


A spokesman for Attorney-General Robert McClelland says Mr Habib reached a negotiation settlement with the Government last month.


"In reaching this settlement, the Government acted in the best interests of the commonwealth to avoid further protracted litigation and to enable our agencies to focus on their core responsibilities of protecting our national security," the spokesman said.

The amount of money paid out has not been revealed but one of the terms of settlement involves absolving the Government of legal liability.

The settlement brings an end to a six-year-long compensation case.

The settlement comes after Mr Habib was cleared by the Federal Court to sue the Government for aiding and abetting his torture by agents in Pakistan, Egypt, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

ABC News

KFC employee screams insults at customer


SYDNEY: A worker at a KFC restaurant in Sydney has been suspended after he was filmed screaming vicious insults and threatening to attack a customer.

The violent outburst happened at a Halal-friendly KFC in Punchbowl on December 26, allegedly after a customer became angry after being refused bacon on their burger.

The Punchbowl restaurant does not serve bacon or pork in accordance with Islamic law, and one employee can be heard saying "we don't have bacon" before the other begins yelling.

"Don't record me bitch!" he screams as he approaches the counter. "Don't f---ing record me!"

The employee continues to yell and smacks the cash register display on its side, before other workers grab him and lead him outside.

"I'm gonna f---in break your head bro," he says to the person filming as he is led around the corner out of sight.


These statements indicate a customer had directed offensive language and became abusive towards the team member when the customer's preferred selection was not available at that store.

A spokesman for KFC Australia told ninemsn the employee had been suspended over the incident and offered counselling.

"KFC Australia strongly condemns the behaviour of the team member who appears in the clip and sincerely apologises for this very inappropriate reaction," the spokesman said.

But the spokesman also said the employee may have been harassed by the customer before his meltdown.

"As part of our continuing investigation, KFC has been offered statements from other customers who were in the store at the time," the spokesman said.

"These statements indicate a customer had directed offensive language and became abusive towards the team member when the customer's preferred selection was not available at that store."

The video was posted online by YouTube user "farkie", who wrote that the outburst stemmed from an argument over bacon.

"We asked for bacon on the burger, when we complained about there being no bacon," they wrote.

KFC said their investigation into the incident was ongoing.

Nine News

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As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies has positions for Madrasah Teachers in 2011.

Candidates should have qualifications in Islamic Studies.
Experience teaching children is an advantage.
Hours Required: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm and Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Commencing end January.
This is a paid position.

Forward application and resume to Imam Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh at assalaaminstitute@gmail.com.

Contact Naseema on 0424141623 for more information.



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Dear Editor

Barakallah! Your newsletter is really good and gives me news which allows me to share in the lives of my children who live in Kuraby.

It has good educational news items too which goes to show how the community thrives in a world of challenge and changes accordingly.

Once again Barakallah for the good work..

Zaheda Coovadia BSc IS
ICT Quality Services Manager/ICT Change Manager
The University of the Witwatersrand

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

This week

CCN recommends


Out of Shadows


Jason Wallace




A compelling, thought-provoking novel about race, bullying and the need to belong, set in Africa. If I stood you in front of a man, pressed a gun into your palm and told you to squeeze the trigger, would you do it? No, Sir, No way! What if I then told you we'd gone back in time and his name was Adolf Hitler? Would you do it then? Set in Zimbabwe in the 1980s, just after the war for independence, a young English boy, Jacklin, is torn between his black friends at school and his sympathy for the colonial whites after witnessing the compulsory land seizures by Robert Mugabe's government. But with an imminent visit by Robert Mugabe to the school, Jacklin realizes that Ivan, his white supremacist schoolmate, plans to assassinate the black leader. The novel leaves us with the moral dilemma — in hindsight, should Jacklin have killed Ivan or let Ivan kill Robert Mugabe?


SBS World News

A children's story about a British boy who encounters racism and bullying in the classroom after emigrating to Zimbabwe in the early 1980s was among the Costa Book Award winners announced on Tuesday.

"Out of Shadows," set during Robert Mugabe's early years in power, is Jason Wallace's first novel, and is based in part on his own experiences as a child when he moved to Zimbabwe with his family at the age of 12.

"For us, this extraordinary debut novel was a unanimous winner," the panel of judges said in a statement. "This compelling portrayal of a nation in crisis gripped us from start to finish and has stayed with us since."

Out of Shadows was one of five category winners at the annual book awards, which honour writers based in the UK and Ireland.

Each category winner receives 5,000 pounds ($8,000) and has a chance to claim the overall Costa Book of the Year Award worth a further 30,000 pounds. It will be announced in London on January 25.


Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

Then simply email the title and author to thebookclub@crescentsofbrisbane.org


Double click a book cover to find out what others think of the book

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KB's Culinary Corner


Grated Carrot Pickle


KB SAYS: in this recipe I am including a South African confection made from apricots that have been pickled, sugared, and dried called mebos. If you can't lay your hands on mebos (usually available in stores that stock South African products), then dried apricots will do the trick nearly as well.


Gajar Ka Achar, as Indians call it, is a great condiment to serve with any meal or with sandwiches.


The carrot pickle has a long life if refrigerated so you could double the quantity or share the pickle with your neighbours, friends and family.


Step 1

Combine the following ingredients

1 kg carrots – grated

2 Tab crushed garlic

2 Tab mustard powder

4 Tab methi (fenugreek seeds) masala (obtainable in any Indian spice store near you)

2 Tab chilli powder

2 tsp salt



Step 2


¼ cup vinegar

½  packet of Mebos  (which have been soaking in the vinegar overnight)

Note :  dried apricots can be substituted for the Mebos

Add to carrots

Step 3

Boil together

2 cups vinegar

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup oil

¾ cup flour

Stir continuously and when it thickens pour over the carrots



Step 4


Heat ¼ cup oil, add 1 tab mustard seeds, 3 Tab sesame seeds and a handful of curry leaves and pour over the carrots and mix well.


After mixing all the ingredients together with the carrots store in a glass jar.


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 Keep Fit Column



According to physiotherapy resource physioadvisor.com, sport shoes should generally be replaced after 600 to 1000km as they tend to lose their shock-absorbing capacity after this point.


So if you're a runner, be sure to keep track of time spent pounding the pavement, as you'll want to move with great comfort and control, and stay safe while you're at it.

Remember too that poor fitting trainers can lead to injury.

If part of your daily routine involves walking, consider researching some of the trainers featuring the 'rocker' sole which is designed to activate, strengthen and tone the legs while you walk (personal preference of course).

The idea is to stay safe and invest in a good pair of trainers, whatever your workout / routine.


An excellent way to lose weight is by skipping ... snacks and dessert.







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 was in his front garden mowing his lawn, when his neighbour, Jallaluddin, came out of his house and went straight to the mailbox.


He opened it, then slammed it shut and stormed back into the house.

Ten minutes later Jallaluddin came out of his house again, went to the mail box, and again opened it and slammed it shut again.


Angrily he stormed back into the house.

As Mula Nasruddin was putting his mower away, Jallaluddin came out once again. He marched up to the mailbox, opened it and then slammed it closed.

Puzzled by his distress Mula Nasruddin asked, "What's wrong with your mailbox Brother Jallaluddin?"

To which he replied, "It's my stupid computer it keeps telling me, 'New Mail has Arrived'."

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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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