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

 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

 Newsletter 0398

 

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CCN has conducted  a preliminary drilling down of the latest statistics to come out of the 2011 Australian Census:

1. There are 476,290 Muslims in Australia making up 2.2% of the Australian population, an increase of almost 40% from the 2006 census figure of 340,392.

 

2. Queensland's Muslims number 34,048 (0.8% of the Queensland population) - an increase of around 68% from 2006.

 

3. The South-East Queensland suburb of Kuraby has the largest concentration of Muslims in Queensland - almost 20% of the residents of Kuraby cited Islam as their religious affiliation. Just under 7% of the residents of the suburb of Stretton are Muslims.

 

4. The state of New South Wales has a Muslim population of 219,377 (3.2% of the population of the state) with more Muslims (8,031) residing in Lakemba (just over 50%) than any of the other religious groupings in the suburb. The suburb of Auburn has 13,922 Muslims (42% of the residents of the suburb).

 

5. The state of Victoria has a Muslim population of 152,775 (2.9% of the population of the state). Western Australia has 39,117 (1.8% of the state's residents), South Australia (19,511 and 1.2%) and the Northern Territories (1589 and under 1%).  

 

5. Nationally, Arabic is the third most common second language in Australia after Mandarin and Italian, with Cantonese and Greek in fourth and fifth places (Note: Not all Arabic speakers are Muslims).

If you would like any particular figures out of the Census email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

 

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For MasterChef’s bubbly contestant, family and food go hand-in-hand.

With her ever-present smile and eclectic food philosophy, Amina Elshafei is the MasterChef contestant the whole country has fallen head over heels for. But for her family watching at home, it’s no surprise. "She just opens the fridge and whatever is there she can make something out of it. She is so creative!" says dad Muhammed.

Drawing on her multicultural heritage — her mother was born in South Korea and her father in Egypt — Amina wows the judges with her international palate. But it’s not just her quirky dishes that make her stand out from the crowd. "She is such a kind person… too kind!” laughs her mother, Injoung, 55. It’s not hard to imagine the 27-year-old Amina in her day job as a critical care nurse. "She’s very, very caring and openhearted, she cannot even harm a small fly. That’s just her personality," says Muhammed, 59.

But after years of her sister, Eman, nagging her, Amina finally agreed to put her nursing career on hold and apply for the competition. "I knew how much potential she had," says Eman, 23. "She’s got this really uncanny ability to understand food."

Eman — who shares a flat with Amina in Sydney – dropped everything to support her sister through the initial rounds. "I would have graduated from my law degree last year but because I flew down [to Melbourne] I failed my [final] exam," she says. "But I don’t regret it… I would do it again for her."

Read more about Amina in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday June 18, 2012.

 

Masterchef’s Amina talks cooking: Masterchef favourite Amina talks about her cooking influences.

 

Source: Ninemsn

 

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Divorce: Aussie Islamic Way follows a number of Muslim women as they negotiate divorce through two different cultures.

 

 

 

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The competition for the CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards (YMWA) for 2012 is now open.

 

Please encourage our young boys and girls to participate.

 

Last year's inaugural awards were a resounding successful with entries coming from all around Australia and many considered by our independent panel of judges as being of very high standard.

 

Download the 2012 YMWA submission pack for all the details of this year's awards.

 

The closing date for entries is 31 August 2012.

 

Visit our Facebook page to (1) like us (2) keep updated on the progress of the competition and (3) read all about last year's awards.

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The Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) of Durack was very successful in the recent Quran Recitation Competition organized by the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ).

 

Amongst the winners was Mohammed Abdirahman (pictured left) in the 9-10 years Boys category.
 

A full report on the school's achievements and all the results is documented here.

 

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Australians get a bad rap overseas, and our stocks seem especially low in India. In fact, a sizeable chunk of India's 1.2 billion people think Aussies are dumb, drunk and racist.

 

But doesn't every country have its negative stereotypes?

 

In this six-part factual series, journalist Joe Hildebrand takes four Indians on a road trip around Australia to examine our worst stereotypes -- are we really beer-swilling, racist bogans, or are we simply misunderstood?

 

Shot on location in India and across Australia, this series puts its Indian protagonists smack bang in the middle of passionate debates and immersive experiences that could change their opinion of Australia forever.

 

After three weeks of seeing the good, the bad and the ugly up close, will our intrepid Indian travellers still think that Australians are dumb, drunk and racist?

 

And what will we think of ourselves, after seeing Australia through their eyes?

 

Journalist Joe Hildebrand sets out on a pilgrimage to Delhi and beyond to examine this anti-Australian sentiment. While in India Joe meets the four locals who will join him on a road trip across Australia. As a newsreader and journalist for a Hindi network, Gurmeet Chaudhary was shocked by the negative stories appearing regularly in the Indian media. Call centre worker Mahima Bhardwaj takes Joe through the unpleasant encounters she’s had with Aussies over the phone. Amer Singh is a third year law student in Chandigargh who decided it was safer to stay in India to study. Radhika Budhwar advises Indian students where they should study overseas; she hasn’t recommended Australia for the last five years. All agree to risk life and limb to visit our reviled and dangerous country.

 

Episode 1

(Warning: Classified MA)

Joe kicks off the Australian tour by mixing the glitz and glamour of Sydney Harbour with Australia’s most renowned beach, Bondi. The travellers quickly become seduced by the beauty Down Under. But before his guests relax too much, Joe stops them in their tracks with a provocative mural plastered on an inner city wall. The mural - which reads, ‘Say No to Burqas’ - sparks off the first heated debate… and the Indians aren’t the only ones upset by the message the mural carries.

 

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A new not-for-profit virtual institute has been established by a group of Australians offering the community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Islam "in a polite, scholarly manner that is graceful and eloquent, consistent with both traditional Islam and the modern context."


Dr Mohamad Abdalla, one of the founders of this initiative, told CCN that Revival is being led by a group of Australians who are well respected for their specialisations and community involvement. "This distinction allows them to understand the needs of the Australian community and the context in which they operate."

 

They include Imams, community leaders, lawyers, educators, and academics.
 

"Revival’s mission stems from the core Islamic belief that humans are created to strive for the attainment of the cognisance of God [Ma’rifa] and the reformation of the soul."
 

"Revival teachers are highly qualified in the traditional and contemporary Islamic sciences including: Islamic law & jurisprudence, the sciences of Quran and Hadith, Islamic finance, Islamic history and civilisation, Arabic grammar & morphology, Islam in Australia and Islam in the Australian news media, to name just a few."
 

Revival will enhance community education through lectures, seminars, symposiums and workshops for Muslims and non-Muslims. Programs will include:


• Intensive Shariah programs
• Intensive Arabic courses
• Outreach to non-Muslim religions and cultures
• Understanding Islam & Muslim culture for non-Muslim organisations & service providers
• Countering domestic violence from an Islamic perspective
• Countering drug addiction and abuse from an Islamic perspective
• History of Islam in Australia
• Islam's Influence on Western Civilisation
• Indigenous history and culture for Muslims
• Parenting Course: Raising boys & girls
 

To find out more visit: www.myrevival.com.au

 

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Meet the Aussie women willing to cover their faces.......

 

 

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Date

 

Day

Event

Organizer

Venue

Contact

Time

22 July

Sunday

Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

UQ Campus, Multi-faith Centre

0407 632 492

After Maghrib

28 July

Saturday

Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

Griffith University, Nathan Campus TBA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib

4 August

Saturday

Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

Darul Uloom, BURANDA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib

11 August

Saturday

Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

QUT, Kelvin Grove TBA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib


 

If you’re holding public iftars, lectures, exhibitions, homeless food collections, fund-raising initiatives or anything else this Ramadan email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org with the following details:

 

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The Crescent was NOT sighted anywhere in Australia on Wednesday night.
Therefore, the 1st day of Sha'aban 1433 falls on Friday the 22nd of June 2012
http://crescentwatch-australia.alghazzali.org/

 

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A six-part series tells the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Middle East and its huge influence on the West.
 

 

From the foundation of science, monotheism, commerce, justice, civil rights and artistic expression - look Eastward.
 


The series contends that history that starts from an ancient Greek perspective distorts the true path of civilisation. For crucial phases in world history, the political, economic and cultural centre was the Middle East.

 

 

Episode 1 – Between Two Rivers

This episode follows the birth of civilization in Anatolia and the Middle East. We go back to the very beginnings; hunter-gatherers pause in Gobekli Tepe and start to build the world’s first structures around 12,000 years ago. We follow the first stages of civilization: the rise of agriculture, governance and writing in Mesopotamia. We visit ancient Babylon (Iraq) and Mari (Syria) to explore the world’s earliest cities.

The latter part of the episode explores Alexander’s arrival in Troy and his conquest of the Persian Empire – a journey that made him realise what he owed to the East. In Miletus remarkable new finds show that the Greek god Aphrodite began as the eastern god Ishtar.

Episode 2 – The Triumph of Monotheism

Today one god is worshipped by two thirds of humanity. It is the culmination of an extraordinary story by which a single deity emerged from a pantheon of thousands in the crucible of religious ideas that was the ancient Middle East. In this episode we trace the birth, development and explosion of the religion of Abraham and Moses, from its very beginnings in Judaism to its triumph as Christianity within the Roman Empire. We also look at the earliest form of monotheism, as devised by Akhenaten in ancient Egypt.

Episode 3 – A Force from the Desert

We trace the origins of the Arabs and Islam, from nomadic Bedouins to the sophisticated Nabataean cultures at Petra and the magnificent city of Palmyra. We then follow the story of the Prophet Mohammed in Mecca and the spread of the empire through the Middle East and North Africa.

This episode balances the usual images of fanatical jihadis, to reveal the surprisingly peaceful and tolerant process by which the Islamic empire spread. We travel from Mecca to Damascus, Jerusalem to Cairo, Fez to Cordoba.

Episode 4 – The Muslim Renaissance

In this film we will reveal how a golden age of invention and scholarship thrived in the Islamic World at a time when Europe lingered in a dark age; how Muslim scholars brought together for the first time the ideas of the Greeks and Romans with Persian and Indian mathematics and astronomy and developed it into the beginnings of modern Science. We will reveal the first contacts by which European scholars discovered this treasury of knowledge and how it was developed by generations of Arab-admirers (including Galileo & Copernicus) into modern science.

This episode focuses on the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, the great university mosques of Cairo and uncovers ancient documents translated in Baghdad by Islamic scholars, now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Episode 5 – The Asian Crucible

This spectacular episode explores the extraordinary powers and civilizations that have emerged from central Asia. First the Seljuk Turks took on the Byzantines, pushing their way into Anatolia. In a cave in Cappadocia we discover a long lost painting that reveals how the two cultures co-existed.

Then we follow the Mongol invasions – in Bukhara we explore its destruction and in Esfahan, Iran we see how the Mongols eventually converted to Islam and began to settle. Then in Uzbekistan again the film traces the rise of Timur and the explores the glories of Samarkand.

Finally the programme follows the successors of Timur as they spread south into India, creating the wonders of the Mughal Empire. The film ends at the Taj Mahal.

Episode 6 – The Rise of the Ottomans

At the time of Elizabeth I, the greatest power in the world was not England, France or Florence, it was the Ottoman Empire – one of the world’s first truly global and multicultural Empires. The film follows the rise of the Ottomans in the Anatolian city of Bursa and tells the dramatic story of how they conquered Byzantium and transformed Istanbul.

The great Topkapı Palace of Istanbul is the stage on which we describe the growth of the Ottoman Empire and hear of the unprecedented developments in science and the arts ushered in by the rule of enlightened Sultans.

Episode 7 – The Ottomans and the West

The film looks at the wider Ottoman world, taking in superb merchants’ houses in Birgi (Anatolia) and Damascus. At the edge of empire, on the Persian border near Mt Ararat, we discover how the Ottoman’s controlled the extremities of Empire at Ishak Pasha’s magnificent palace.

The programme then explores the growing European fascination with ‘The Orient’ throughout the 19th century, both as a place of culture and also as a trading partner and market for mass produced western goods. We end by tracing the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the dying days of the19th century, a time when the Sultans still managed to achieve great feats, including the building of the great Hejaz Railway across the Arabian desert.

 

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'The Insignificant' is a short film that seeks to accentuate the significant issues that Australia's society faces as opposed to other minor issues that are unfortunately given disproportionate media and political attention.

Journey through the shoes of a burqa-clad woman as she witnesses the many substantial health, social and environmental issues prevalent within Australian society.

 

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There are over 1.6 billion Muslims in the world today, making up approximately 23% of the world's population, or more than one-fifth of mankind.

 

The Muslim500 publication is part of an annual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim world. It gives valuable insight into the different ways that Muslims impact the world, and also shows the diversity of how people are living as Muslims today.
 

The 2011 Muslim500 lists the world's most influential Muslims who have impacted on their community, or on behalf of their community. Influence is: any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim World. The impact can be either positive or negative. The influence can be of a religious scholar directly addressing Muslims and influencing their beliefs, ideas and behaviour, or it can be of a ruler shaping the socio-economic factors within which people live their lives, or of artists forming popular culture.
 

Over the coming weeks, CCN will publish a personality selected from the list:

 

No. 26

Sheikh Ahmad Tijani Ali Cisse
Leader of the Tijaniyya Sufi Order

 

Sheikh Ahmad Tijani Ali Cisse is the spiritual leader  of the Tijaniyya Sufi order. The Tijaniyya is the largest Sufi order in Western Africa, and its leader commands a following of close to 100 million people, who see him as their guide to true Islam.

 

Leader of Tijani Muslims

Cisse is based in Senegal, however, Tijani Muslims are located throughout Western Africa and further afield. As an order, Tijanis give allegiance to their sheikh giving him significant influence as a leader. Cisse is installed as Imam of the Grand Mosque in Medina Baye, which is one of Western Africa’s key positions of Islamic  leadership.

 

Descendent of the Tijaniyya Founder

The Tijaniyya is a Sufi order founded by Ahmad al Tijani Hasani, an Algerian, in the late 18th century. As the spiritual leader of the  Tijaniyya, Cisse is considered to be the bearer of a spiritual inspiration called the Fayda Tijaniyya, giving him authority to carry on the teachings of Ahmad al Tijani Hasani. Because of this position, some Tijani Muslims refer to Cisse as the reviver of the Sunnah.  

 

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Salaams CCN readers,

This is Ameera here. You may remember that a few months back I was looking for sponsorships to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC and New York City this June/July.

 

Thank you to everyone who so generously assisted me in achieving my goal.

 

Alhamdulillah, I shall be leaving this Saturday for the conference and I look forward to returning with some positive life experience and pictures!

Jazakallah,

Ameera Mahomed-Ismail

 

The ONE-STOP Pre-Ramadhan and Eid SHOP

 

The one place to do all your Ramadan and Eid Shopping.

 

We have literally brought the IBC – Islamic Books & Clothing shop from Melbourne to Brisbane for 3 days next weekend Friday June 29, Saturday June 30 & Sunday July 1.

We’ve loaded up a great collection of Ladies, Men’s, Girls & Boys Islamic Clothing (Abbayahs, Thobes, Caps, Scarves), Islamic Books (Quran, Seerah, Children’s Books), Prayer Mats, Wall Frames, Attar, Tasbih, Zam Zam Water, DVD’s (Mufti Ismail Menk, Khalid Yasin, Children’s DVD’s) and heaps more.

 

Lots of specials too:
 Buy 1 Get 1 Free Audio CD’s – Yusuf Islam, Zain Bhikha, Sami Yusuf
 Pashmina Scarves $10 each, 3 for $25
 Long Scarves $8 each, 3 for $20
 Ladies Swimwear 20% off
 Large Attar $5 each, 3 for $12
 

Free DVD – The Empire of Islam, valued at $15 for all purchases over $100 (limited stock)
PLUS MUCH MORE

The ladies clothing range includes linen skirts, cool cotton/linen tops and a range of Maxi dresses with matching cotton cardigans. There are a variety of scarves too square scarves, long scarves, designer rose scarves, hijabs, khimars, headbands & caps. There is something to suit everyone.

Our men’s range of Thobes offers many styles, colours and fabrics including pin striped Thobes, Morrocan style Thobes with hoods as well as traditional white cotton Thobes. Men’s caps are available in a wide variety of colours & styles – cotton, knit from the traditional to the trendy.

Children’s Clothing:
Girls Abbayahs - for ages 5 – 16.
Small Boys Thobes - for ages 1 to 8.
Young Boys Thobes - for ages 9 – 16, (traditional and Omani-no collar), cotton, rayon, white & colours

WHERE: Islamic College of Brisbane Hall, 45 Acacia Rd, Karawatha
 

Friday June 29th (after Juma) until 8 pm
Saturday (June 30) from 10am – 5 pm.
Sunday (July 1) from 10am – 5 pm.
 

EFTPOS & Credit Card facilities available

Ahmed Imam is looking forward to meeting up with old friends and making many new ones too.

Click on the image above or visit www.ibcshopping.com.au


For pre-orders or requests contact 0415 800 967


We’ve just launched our Facebook site so like us on Facebook to win a $50 Gift Voucher
http://www.facebook.com/pages/IBC-Islamic-Books-Clothing/410705508951622

 


Pizza Lane Preparing for Ramadhan

 

Pizza Lane will be making savouries for Ramadaan.

 

Download a pricelist.

Call Laila on 0415467868 / 32197808 to place your order.

Please note that we already have many pre booked orders so please place your orders asap as we will be only taking a limited number of orders.

 


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DISCLAIMER: CCN publishes articles in good faith and takes no responsibility for the contents supplied by its writers.

Any complaints regarding any articles should be sent by email to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org for us to act on.

 

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

This week CCN recommends

Madrasah Life

by

 Muhammad Akram Nadwi

 

Synopsis

The notion that all modern madrasahs are terrorist factories is a falsehood based on ignorance.

 

This book reveals the daily routine of one well-known madrasah in India and so lifts the veil on that ignorance.

 

It is an account that academics, journalists, pundits and all those concerned with current events and issues should read.

 

It demonstrates that students in a traditional madrasah are given grounding in religious life without any weakening of intellectual breadth and refinement.

 

Above all, the students learn to tolerate and accept different arguments and points of view and to appreciate different human temperament.


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

The CCN Bookshelf

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:

http://www.shelfari.com/ccn_bkclub

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.

The CCN Readers' Book Club

 

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KB says: Inspired by MasterChef's Amina's contribution at the Salamanca marketplace in the Tasmanian episode, I decided during the week to give a gozleme a go. It turned out be a delicious complement to the pumpkin and leek soup on a very cold Brisbane winter's night.

 

Spicy Spinach and Feta Gozleme

 

Dough

INGREDIENTS

• 1 Ľ cups warm water
• 7g sachet dried yeast
• 1 teaspoon caster sugar
• 3 cups plain flour
• 1 teaspoons salt
• 1 tab olive oil

 

METHOD
1. Combine warm water, yeast and sugar in a jug. Whisk to dissolve yeast. Stand in a warm place for 10 minutes or until frothy.
2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Add yeast mixture and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes or until elastic. Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and stand in a warm place for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.
3. Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Roll 1 piece into a 32cm x 20cm rectangle. Place spinach and feta filling over one half of rectangle. Brush opposite edge with water. Fold dough over to enclose filling. Press edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining dough. You could make it into circles and place filling on one half of the circle and fold dough over to make a semi-circle.
4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Brush one side of each gozleme with olive oil. Cook for 3 minutes or until base is golden. Brush uncooked side using remaining oil. Turn over. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Transfer to a board. Cut each gozleme into slices. Serve warm.

 

Spinach and Feta Filling

INGREDIENTS
• 2 tablespoons olive oil,
• One large sliced onion
• 1 tsp crushed garlic
• 1 tsp green chillies
• 1 punnet of spinach, chopped
• 200 gram of fetta crumbeds
• 1 tab lemon juice

METHOD
1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.

2. Add sliced onion and garlic to pan.

3. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion has softened.

4. Add green chillies, stir, remove from the heat and add chopped spinach and mix well. When cool stir through feta and lemon juice.

 
To add variety you could you could use a mince or a steak filling.

 

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.

 

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 TIME TO LOSE THOSE EXTRA KILOS
 

Carrying extra weight, especially now during the colder months, can not only be painful, but cause discomfort as well.
 

Studies show that excess fat may be associated with an increase in inflammation, which can set the stage for painful conditions such as arthritis; lower back, shoulder and neck pain; etc.; which in turn will make it difficult to stay active, creating a vicious cycle of pain, inactivity and even more weight gain.
 

So now is the time to get up off that comfy couch and start walking – don’t let the cold weather ‘weigh’ you down.

 

In fact, you’ll have to work harder (burning more fat) in the colder months as the body takes slightly longer to warm up and get the heart pumping, so take advantage of the cold and make it work in your favour..
 

 


 

 

 

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.

 

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Shortly after an Ehihad Airways flight had reached its cruising altitude, the captain announced:
 

'Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain. Welcome to Flight 293, non-stop from Abu Dhabi to Brisbane. The weather ahead is good, so we should have a smooth uneventful flight. So sit back, relax and..... OH, MY GOD !'

Silence followed!


Some moments later the captain came back on the intercom.

'Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry if I scared you . While I was talking to you, a flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!'

Jallaludin yelled from somewhere in the middle of the plane......

'That’s OK brother........you should see the back of mine!!!’

 

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Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge.   
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Surah Ya-Sin 36:36

 

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The CCN

'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.

 

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  
 
                                                                                                            Khalil Gibran

 

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Events and Functions

IWAQ Annual Bus Trip 26 June IBC - Pre Ramadan Shopping Expo 29/30/1 June/July Al Mustapha BBQ 1 July Movie: Paradise Now 7 July Sheikh Jabbar AlKauthar Lecture 14 & 15 July Kuraby Madressah Fundraiser 6 October 

 

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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards 2012 Kuraby Holiday Madressa Classes 25 June to 5 July Dr Younis lectures A Warm Heart to warm the Hearts of others Blanket Drive 2012 Guardians of the Prophet's Traditions 1 Guardians of the Prophet's Traditions 2 Al-Imdaad Foundation Australia Salaam Institute: The Heart of the IHYA AMYN 40 Gems Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS) Boxing Training Discovering Deen Youth Club Fathima Adat Tutoring Fiqh and Tafseer Classes Hall Hire Islamic College of Brisbane Kuraby Mosque Quran & Islamic Classes Table & Chair Hire Kuraby Mosque Madressa Classes Al-Mustapha Institute Maths Tutoring Service Qari Hufaaz Classes AIIC Sscholarships Sisters' House Accommodation Registration SMS Alert Services
 

 

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Calamvale Physio & Sports Injury Clinic

Physiotherapy

AutoCAD Training

Personal Tuition

Car Body Removals

Used Car Dealer

Muslim Directory Australia

Directory Services

Carpet Lifesavers

Carpet cleaning

Nando's CALAMVALE CENTRAL

Restaurant & Takeaway Portuguese Chicken

Centre for Easy Language Learning (CeLL)

Tutoring (Arabic)

Nandos MT GRAVATT

Restaurant & Takeaway Portuguese Chicken

Boulevard Towers Surfers Paradise 

Holiday Accommodation

Nazima Hansa Realty PTY LTD

Real Estate

efxshop

Computers

Islamic College of Brisbane Hall Hire

Hire Services

EliteFX

Computers

OurWorld Travel

Travel

Excelanz

Migration Agency

Pappa Roti

Cake & Coffee

Fathima Adat Tutoring

Tutoring (School subjects)

Pizza Lane

Restaurant & Takeaway Pizza

Gabriel Hair Studios

Hairstylist

Rejuven8 Body & Beauty

Beauty Treatments

Haseera

Plastic Mats

Samoosa Pastry Distributors

Samoosas

Henna by Fatima

Henna

Shakira Kolia's Driving School

Driving School

Hummy's Automotive

Car Repairs

Siitra

Clothing

Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range

Stick On Labels

Label printing

InWear Fashions

Clothing Fashion

The Quran Pen

hussana.com.au

Junaid Ally Properties

Real Estate

Yasmeen Seedat Accounting Services

Accounting

Kimaya Fashions

Clothing

Lily's Fashion

Wedding dresses etc. 

Personal Training with Layla

Personal Training

Marketing Co-Op

Internet Services

Angelz Dental Care

Dentist

Flightstar

Travel Agency

Shameema's Silk Scarves

Clothing

Grand Medical Centre

Medical Practitioners

Qld Islamic Book Service

Book Shop

 

Healthy Life BROWNS PLAINS

Health Products

Personal Wellness Coach

Health

 

Ummah Store

Books, Clothing, DVDs etc.

OfficeTek

Security Systems

 

Paradise Convenience

Global Groceries

Muslima Chic

Muslim designer clothes, jewellery

Amina4Samoosas

Samoosa Strips (pur)

 

 

FLIGHSTAR-HAJJPROGRAM-2012 Healthy Life Browns Plains Surfers Paradise Holiday Accommodation AutoCAD Tuition OFFICETEK for Intercoms,CCTVs, Alarms MaXimize Accountants Monavie Angelz Dental Care Centre for Easy Language Learning (CeLL) ACCES Removal Services Baalbak Bismillah Repairs & Maintenance Samoosa Pastry Distributors Brisbane Diagnostics Brizie Biltong Calamvale Physio & Sports Injury Clinic Carpet Lifesavers Rejuven8 Body & Beauty Haseera InWear Fashions Personal Wellness Coach efxshop Fathima Adat Tutoring Gabriel Hair Studios Henna by Fatima Hummy's Automotive Hussana Australia Are you preparing for Ramadaan? Muslima Chick Paradise Convenience: global groceries Junaid Ally Properties Kimaya Fashions Kuraby Mosque Hire Services Stick On Labels d'Lahorie Personal Training with Layla Lily's Fashion Love ur Body Marketing Co-Op Muslim Directory Australia Mo's Handyman Services Nando's CALAMVALE CENTRAL Nandos MT GRAVATT Nazima Hansa Realty PTY LTD Excelanz Pizza Lane Pappa Roti Qld Islamic Book Service Yasmeen Seedat Accounting Services Shameema's Silk Scarves Siitra Shakira Kolia's Driving School Car Body Removals Ummah Store Mansur Omar EliteFX

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"If it's not here ....it's not happening!"l)

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

 

Date

Day

Event

(Click on link)

Organizer

Venue

Contact

Time

24 June

Sunday

I Came So far: Comedy Tour 2012

HikmahWay Institute

Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

see flyer

6.30pm

29, 30 June 1 July

Fri to Sun

Pre-Ramadan Shopping Expo

IBC Shopping

Multi-purpose Hall, Islamic College of Brisbane,  KARAWATHA

0415 800 967

10am to 5pm

1 July

Sunday

Fundraising BBQ

Al Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

Svoboda Park, KURABY

0431 039 241

11am to 2pm

5/10/12 July

Thur/Tues/Thur

Dr Haifaa Younis: Ladies Lectures

 

Holland Park, Gold Coast, Kuraby Mosques

0426 821 411

see flyer

5 July

(tentative)

Thursday

Lailatul Baraat

6-8 July

Fri-Sun

Ladies Retreat with Sister Haifaa

 

Savannah Hotel, Broadbeach

0426 821 411

All day

14 & 15 July

Sat & Sun

Worst of the Worst: Lecture by Sheikh Jabbar

Alkauthar Institute Brisbane

TBA

0414 470 985

TBA

21 July

(tentative)

Saturday

Start of Ramadhan 

15 August

(tentative)

Wednesday

Lailatul Qadr

19 August

(tentative)

Sunday

End of Ramadhan   

20 August

(tentative)

Monday

Eid-ul-Fitr     

25 August

Saturday

EidFest2012

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

2 September

Sunday

Soccer Tournament: Unity Cup 2012

Ahmed Essof

Acacia Ridge Indoor Sports, 1391 Beaudesert Road

0415 323 548

All day

23 September

Sunday

CresWalk2012

Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786

9am

26 October

(tentative)

Friday

Eid-ul-Adha

6 October

Saturday

Kuraby Madrassah Fundraiser

Kuraby Mosque & Al-Nisa

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0433 182 520

6pm

26 & 27 October

Fri & Sat

Eidfest Dreamworld

Dreamworld

0418 722 353

All day

3 November

Saturday

Islamic College of Brisbane Annual Fete

Islamic College of Brisbane CPAC

Islamic College of Brisbane

0400 162 163

All day

 

NB: The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib.

Therefore, except for lailatul mehraj, lailatul baraat and lailatul qadr – these dates

refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.

 

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RECURRING EVENTS

The Heart of the Ihya: Prophetic Character
 

The Salaam Institute presents an inspiring weekly course.

A 10-session weekly Seekers Circle Globally Accessible Program with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Imam Afroz Ali.

This SeekersCircle will cover the Book 20 of Imam al-Ghazzali’s Ihya ‘Ulum ud-Deen, known as the Heart of the Ihya.

WHEN: Every Friday beginning on 18 May 2012 for 10 weeks.
TIME: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
VENUE: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood
COST: FREE!

Males and Females welcome. Refreshments provided.

 

More information

 

 As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

Free Monthly Tafseer Class

Telecast Live from Sydney

The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani
 

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012, then every second Saturday of each month
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Venue: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood
Light refreshments provided.
 

For more information about the course click here

 

Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer

 

Tafseer lessons (half an hour)
Mondays and Wednesdays every week after Isha salah at Bald Hills Masjid,

 

All are welcome

 

Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim

 

Tafseer and Taalim for Ladies only - Every Tuesday @ Kuraby Mosque  11am to 12.30pm – Contact Apa Layla on 0405 968 665


Classes for teenage girls - 7pm to 8:30pm – Every Thursday evening – Contact Apa Layla on 0405 968 665

 

Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group

 

VENUE: Metropolitan South Regional Office, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 17 October 2012

 

Commencing at 5.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)

ALL WELCOME

 

For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au

 

 

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Sunnah Inspirations

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

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque

Al-Nisa

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

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / 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.icb.qld.edu.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

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

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

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated 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 (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter

Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

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 & 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

Qld Muslims Volunteers

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH)

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

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

 

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It is the usual policy of CCN to include from time to time, notices of events that some readers may find interesting or relevant. Such notices are often posted as received. Including such messages or providing the details of such events does not necessarily imply endorsement of the contents of these events by either CCN or Crescents of Brisbane Inc.

 

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