Muslims Australia (AFIC) has been
successful in its application with the NSQ
Department of Education to register a new School
for the Beaumont campus of Malek Fadh Islamic
School and will start the school in Term 2 from
Kindergarten to Year 2.
Malek Fahd Beaumont Hills will be
the second campus for the existing Malek Fadh
Muslims Australia has gone from 5
schools nationally at the end of last year to
now operating 8 schools.
Muslims Australia president,
Ikebal Patel, said: The aim of having Islamic
Schools in Australia is about educating
(students) for life, to excel in their academic
studies and to be fine citizens of this great
nation Australia, at the same time teaching them
the core values of Islam as well as teaching
students how to integrate and have an important
role in the Australian society.
Plans are afoot to open another
school in Hoxton Park in Sydney in the coming
right) Ed Husic,Faisal Hatia and
Ed Husic MP proved a passionate
and articulate advocate for multiculturalism at
an intimate dinner held during the week at the
d'Lahorie Restaurant with Muslim community
Carly Saeedi, a human rights
lawyer in Canberra is currently writing a book
aimed at dispelling the many misconceptions
surrounding Australia's 'boat people'.
She is hoping to talk to people
who have arrived in Australia by boat seeking
The book will comprise a
compilation of stories of asylum seekers.
Their stories will focus on their
lives in their countries of origin and what is
was that forced them to flee.
The aim is to capture the
situation such people are faced with when making
the decision to seek asylum in a safe country.
All individuals and families
fitting this description, whether newly arrived
or well established, are invited to participate.
Amla. The bearded one has a curiously
old-fashioned habit, one that was in
evidence again on Sunday. When he gives a
snick, Amla tucks his bat under his arm and
walks off the field. He doesn't wait for the
umpire. Unlike other professionals who walk
only "when the bus breaks down", Amla walks
be-cause he knows he is out. Because he was
brought up that way.
The snickometer is not in use at this World
Cup. Did the umpire know that Amla had got
the faintest of touches to MS Dhoni? Was
Dhoni convinced? We will never know. But
Amla knew. And he walked.
about snicks is that, even when played with
a soggytennis ball, if you hit the thing you
know you're out. Instantly. The umpires
might not be sure, even the catcher can be
uncertain but the batsman knows for sure.
Amla goes out to bat there is a great deal
more national pride at stake than in a
pick-up game of beach or cake- league
cricket. Apart from anything else, this is
how this young man earns his crust.
In a world of
backhanders and dodgy deals, questionable
tendering practices, ruthless profiteering
and political skullduggery, where the winner
is rewarded regardless of the cost or at
whose expense he profits, we have a
sportsman of the greatest talent who
embodies all that was once noble and good
about the Gentleman's Game.
Amla is a man
of profound religious conviction; no one,
even the most ardent habitue of Castle
Corner, would begrudge him his principled
stand on not wearing the team sponsor's
logo. But it is as a walker that he deserves
much greater kudos than he gets. Not because
he seeks it but because he is a role model
in a world sadly lacking in this species.
FRANCE: In a
spectacular gesture, Abdallah Zekri, member
of the board of Paris grand mosque, shredded
his membership card of Sarkozy's party on
In this video, first Dalil Boubakeur, Paris
grand mosque rector and a traditional
supporter of the French right wing (until
now, that is), then Abdallah Zekri, a local
UMP party manager, "since its inception", in
the Gard region, and last, a few words from
Abderrahmane Dahmane, who says that Muslims
are "exasperated" by Sarkozy's plan to
launch a "national debate" over "the place
of Islam in France"
Dear CCN Readers,
As a Muslim woman, having an Indonesian
background and being married to an Australian
with 4 children who have grown up here, I feel
that I have a message to spread to live up to my
identity. For Indonesian women like me, we are
blessed to live in a country like this, and the
forthcoming occasion is intended to recognise
Indonesian women's rights at an international
Together with Believing Women for a Culture of
Peace (Nora and Wendy) we would like to invite
you to our upcoming event. This event will give
a perspective about Islam and Culture through
the fight of our late hero RA (Your Highness)
Kartini. Males are also welcome on the day as we
will have two male speakers to speaking in
response to Indonesian Womens' Emancipation. One
is our elder in Brisbane and the other one is a
young gentleman who studies at UQ taking a PhD
in the School of Political Science and
International Studies. His research covers the
topic 'Religious Peacebuilders: The Role of
Religion in Conflict Torn Society in South-East
Asia'. He will use Mindanao (Southern
Philippines) and Maluku (Indonesia) as his case
Below are the details for the event:
When: Sunday, March 27th from 10:30am until
Venue: Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University,
Here are the further details regarding the
As a combined commemoration and celebration of
International Women’s Day and Harmony Day, in
collaboration with a group of Indonesian women,
BWCP will host an event focusing on Women’s
Emancipation Day, recognised each year in
Indonesia on 21st April. The keynote speaker
will be Alimatul Qibtiyah, a PhD student at
Griffith University. After short responses by
Indonesian men of two different generations,
there will be a panel discussion with other
contributors and audience participation. The
event will conclude with a fashion parade, a
dance performance and a luncheon of Indonesian
cuisine. The event is free and open to the
public, women and men. Donations towards the
cost of the venue will be appreciated. RSVPs
essential for catering purposes: Fenti
0407 632 492, 3711-2434; or Wendy
firstname.lastname@example.org, 3350 5802
I look forward to seeing you there.
Kind regards, Fenti Forsyth
our Australian Muslim Family
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Due to the overwhelming blessings of Allah our
numbers in this region are growing and with this
growth our opportunities to be an effective
community are also increasing. Just as
experienced with similar gatherings of Muslims,
the need for a Centre or Masjid is extremely
important, and one which is difficult to meet,
even with all members of the community working
diligently towards such a prized goal.
We have seen that this is a need not just for
us, but for Muslims throughout Australia.
Therefore, in all humility we would put forward
a plan whereby this need may be met, or at least
partially fulfilled without huge burdens being
placed upon the few.
It is respectfully suggested that as requests
come forward, that each functioning Masjid be
approached for a donation of one dollar per
person (i.e. $1 each) to be given in on a
particular date – the collection then to be
banked for the community requesting the
collection for attainment of their Masjid. In
this way every Muslim may have the opportunity
to be part of the ongoing building/setting up of
Masjids around Australia without it being
financially burdensome. There may, of course be
extremely small numbers in some areas, but that
should not be a deterrent. Each donation,
regardless of whether large or small, is
valuable and each person is blessed.
As we are at present in the process of obtaining
a building here in Gympie for the purpose of
worship and community interaction, we give,
herewith, our building fund subscription account
details in the hope that our family in Islam
will join us in this great venture:
BANK: Bendigo Bank BSB Number: 633-000
Account Name: Islamic Cooloola Regional Assoc.
Account Number: 128 273 216
Please make sure that the name of the donor
organization is written on the credit form.
With kindest regards and many thanks,
Management Committee and Members
Islamic Cooloola Regional Assoc. (ICRA) Inc.
My name is Mohamed Ghaly, an Egyptian citizen
and a Muslim brother.
a quest to find my maternal uncle, whom we had
lost contact with about 15 years ago as his
mails from Australia ceased reaching us, I
browsed the internet many times in order to
grasp a thread that might be useful to hear from
him. He was graduated from AL-AZHAR and told us
that he worked in an Islamic Institutes.
Your help would be highly appreciated, because
we sought all the means in an attempt to reach
our uncle but in vain, and all of his family are
eager to hear from him, or at least to be
ascertain whether he is alive or not!
Finally, whether you can help or not thank you
for wasting your valuable time for just reading
Scripture, Reason, and the Contemporary Islam-West
Studying the "Other," Understanding the "Self"
Koshul, Basit Bilal, Kepnes, Steven
a religious tradition of the “East,” Islam has often
been portrayed as “other” to the Western Traditions of
Judaism and Christianity.
The essays in this collection use the
underlying allegiance to scripture in Islam, Judaism,
and Christianity to underscore the deep affinities
between the three monotheistic traditions at the same
time that respect for differences between the traditions
The essays are unique in attempting to
bring together both contemporary academic and
traditional scholarship on scriptural texts to heal the
rift between tradition and the contemporary world.
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KB SAYS:Wraps have become very
popular in my family because it's low in calories and
extremely healthy and quick and easy. This took me only
half an hour to prepare from start to finish.
500 g chicken fillet cut into strips
1 tbls olive Oil
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp garlic
2 tbls Fajita Seasoning
1 tbls Nandos peri peri sauce
1 red onion finely sliced
1 red pepper cut into juliennes
1 green pepper cut into juliennes
Juice of ½ a lemon
Salt to taste
1. Heat a wok with olive oil, sauté the
ginger and garlic.
2. Add chicken, lemon
juice and salt, stir fry on moderately high
heat for approximately 5 mins or until
chicken is cooked. 3. Remove the chicken
from the pan.
4. In the juices and oil remaining, add
onion and the peppers stir frying quickly
under high heat.
5. Return the chicken to
the wok, and add Fajita seasoning and cook
for approximately 5 mins, add the Peri Peri
6. Make a wrap with the filling adding
lettuce, light sour cream, avocado or
guacamole or any other filling.
Women or men of any age can expect
similar results if they stick to a gym or exercise
university studies found that 2 different groups (one in
their 20s - 30s, and the other in their 50s - 60s),
doing the same cardio and strength-training programs
over the same period of time, had similar results at the
end of the study.
While the older group naturally started at a lower
level, both groups had more or less the same percentage
improvement in the weights they could lift and also in
their cardio endurance.
More proof that it is never too late to start out on an
exercise program, no matter your age! All you need is a
little motivation, some belief in yourself, and a whole
lot of effort - to start enjoying a healthier future and
take on all the benefits that come with exercise!!
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