Sunday, 26 August 2012

 Newsletter 0407




Brisbane Eid celebrations


(Photo contributions from Nora Amath, Shoaib Adam and Islam TV)


Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha


1.6 billion Muslims around the world celebrated the end of the Ramadan on Sunday after a month of fasting from dawn to dusk as did the Brisbane Muslim community who started the day of festivities, known as Eid-ul-Fitr, with large prayer gatherings at various centres.

The Islamic College in Karawatha held the largest congregation of men, women and children with almost 6000 worshippers taking up every available space in and around the school hall.

It was also a day to meet and greet family members and friends and share meals and exchange gifts.


Australian International Islamic College, Durack

More than 2000 people attended the half day Eid Ul Fitr festivities at the Australian International Islamic College.


Three of the College's Imams were joined by the Imam of Darul Uloom to conduct the prayer program.

There was food aplenty as after prayers, the festive crowd were treated to a hot breakfast before the children rushed to enjoy the many rides that the AIIC had offered as a "free gift" to the community.

In his address, AIIC CEO, Br. Keysar Trad thanked the Brisbane and Gold Coast Muslim communities for their ongoing support of the AIIC and prayed for unity and more certainty for our community so that in the future, we can all celebrate our Eid together.

The revellers were later treated to Lebanese sweets specially shipped to the AIIC from Sydney.



Algester Mosque, Algester



Svoboda Park, Kuraby

The Svoboda Park was transformed into a mini-Ekka on Sunday and Monday with rides, games and food stalls


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A dinner was held at the Landmark Chinese Restaurant on 23 August with special guest the Hon Senator Bob Carr, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs hosted by Mr Graham Perrett MP, Federal Member for Moreton.


The occasion also presented itself with two other opportunities:-


One for the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) to present a cheque of $22, 000 to the Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland to be forwarded to Burma to help the Rohingyan community - the money was donated by the attendees of  Kuraby Mosque and the end-of-Eid prayers at the Islamic College of Brisbane at Karawatha.


The other was for the local Rohingyan delegation from the Burmese Rohingya Association of Queensland Australia represented by Mr Hossain Juhar and Mr Sawyed Amin (president and vice president, respectively) to hand the Foreign Minister a detailed letter describing the plight of their countrymen in Burma and urging Australian intervention and support for their community.


(left to right) Mr. Hashim Hatia, Mr. Mohammed Paruk, Mr. Kemal Omar, Mr. Farouk Adam, Mr. Sawyed Amin, Senator Bob Carr, Mr. Hossain Juhar, Dr Mustafa Ally, Mr. David Forde, Mr Lewis Lee and Mr Graham Perrett MP.

Mr. Yusuf Khatree (left) and Mr Osman Rane (right) hand the cheque to Mr. Hossain Juhar.



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 Press release 

Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Catherine King this week launched a video resource to support Australians of Muslim faith in their decision-making and family discussions about organ and tissue donation.


Ms King said the video, Reaching Out, highlights the life-transforming benefits of organ and tissue donation in a way that has resonance and relevance for people of Muslim faith.


“Providing information on organ and tissue donation in a way that has relevance to culturally and linguistically diverse communities is a priority for the Australian Government,” Ms King said.


“I am confident that Reaching Out will encourage Australians of Muslim faith to discover more about organ and tissue donation, make informed donation decisions and, most importantly, discuss their wishes with family members.”

Reaching Out has been produced by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA) in consultation with representatives from Muslim communities in Australia.


It provides different perspectives from people within the Australian Muslim community on organ and tissue donation. It features a doctor, transplant recipients and their families and an expert providing interpretations of Islamic Law.


Commenting on FECCA’s role in developing the resource, the organisation’s Chair, Pino Migliorino, noted, “FECCA is proud to have been involved with this initiative, aimed at promoting organ and tissue donation in Muslim communities.


As the peak national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, FECCA fully endorses the video and encourages all Australians to consider having discussions with their family and friends about organ donation.”


Ms King said that new research commissioned by the Organ and Tissue Authority highlighted the need to improve access to information about organ and tissue donation for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


“Just 39 per cent of Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds have discussed their donation wishes with family members over the past 12 months, compared with 60 per cent of those from English speaking backgrounds,” Ms King said.


Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds are also less likely to know the donation wishes of family members at just 39%, compared with 56% of all Australian families.


Reaching Out was funded as part of the Organ and Tissue Authority’s Community Awareness Grants Program. It is one of 23 projects focused on addressing barriers to decision making and family discussion within culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


The following video includes the views of some familiar Brisbane faces:




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Gladstone is a small regional town 700km north of Brisbane.


During the past 5 years the Muslim community has grown from about 8-12 to about 70 Muslims.


Recently an Islamic Society was constituted that oversees a small Musallah. This year was by far the most number of Muslims that have been seen coming for Taraweeh prayers.

Gladstone is a thriving city and have seen a huge influx of people, thanks to at least four gas projects at Curtis Island and due to this there has been a significant increase in Muslims moving to Gladstone.


Eid prayer for this year was offered at Calliope RSL club and was attended by people of all ages. It was attended by close to 70 people.


The Eid prayer was lead by Syed Quadri and Kutba was lead by Brother Gafoor who is the local Imam/Ameer.


After the Kuthba it was time to enjoy the food from different parts of the world, ranging from Indonesian to Malaysian to Belgian food.


'It was nice to see the whole community come together for such a momentous occasion and may Allah keep this Ummah united, " Mr Qadri told CCN.


The As-Salaam Institute of Brisbane raised funds to put together a food hamper containing a number of items. The hampers, each valued at $35, were distributed through MDA and included: 3L longlife milk;  4 cans diced tomato; 1 jar tomato paste; 2L cooking oil; 3kg pasta; 2kg sugar; 1pkt tea (100 teabags); 2kg flour; 5kg rice
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CANBERRA: The group calling itself the Concerned Citizens of Canberra has taken its fight over the proposed Gungahlin mosque to the ACT Supreme Court.

The group delivered thousands of flyers to Gungahlin homes in June, urging residents to oppose the mosque because of its ''social impact'', ''public interest'' and concerns about traffic and noise.

The public notification period for the development closed on July 6, with the ACT Planning and Land Authority receiving more than 50 submissions.

The Concerned Citizens of Canberra asked for the window to be reopened but were knocked back on August 6.

They have now filed papers in the ACT Supreme Court saying the refusal was ''likely to result in a denial of natural justice''.

They claim the planning authority's decision not to extend the comment period was an ''improper exercise'' of their power. The group has waged a concerted campaign against the mosque.

The secretive participants in the campaign consistently told media and government that they were concerned with local planning issues, including traffic and noise.

But The Canberra Times revealed in June that Irwin Ross, the group's spokesman, was a Christian fundamentalist activist who lived at least 15 kilometres from the proposed Valley Avenue site.

Documents filed in the Supreme Court identify Mr Ross as the group's public officer.

Mr Ross describes himself as a pastor with Olive Tree Ministries who hosts fortnightly meetings at a prayer house in Yarralumla.

Associates of the Higgins resident have said he is known in Canberra's Christian community for his stridently pro-Israel views.

The statement of claim filed with the court was supported by affidavits from Mr Ross and Jill Ross, but these were not made available to The Canberra Times yesterday.

The ACT Government Solicitor's Office has flagged its intention to respond to the claim.

But it queried whether the Concerned Citizens group was actually a legal person - an individual or corporation - and competent to launch legal proceedings.

The court yesterday gave the group permission to resubmit its claim in light of its recent incorporation, which the ACT Office of Regulatory Services website dates to July 27 this year. The matter is due back in court in October. The case comes as the ACT Government prepares to introduce changes to the territory's Discrimination Act in response to the anti-mosque campaign.

The bill, to be tabled by Attorney-General Simon Corbell in the Legislative Assembly next week, will add religion to the list of vilification offences in the ACT.

A Human Rights Commission review of the flyer recommended the territory's Discrimination Act be reformed to include better provisions for discrimination against religious groups.


Source: Canberra Times


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Researchers from Griffith University (including Dr Adem Sav as the senior researcher) are conducting a research project that will investigate people's perspectives on the impact that ongoing health (chronic and long term) conditions have on them or their family members, and the support community pharmacy (pharmacies that operate in the community) can provide with managing these conditions.


The research team want to know more about your experiences, needs and expectations of health services such as pharmacies that you think could help assist you with managing treatment. Eligible participants will be reimbursed for their time. Full reimbur


sement would amount to the value of $150. If you live in any of the following areas, they would like to hear from you now: Logan/ Beaudesert area, Mt Isa and North West Region, Northern Rivers of NSW and the Greater Perth area in Western Australia.


Call on their toll free number 1800 600 687 and ask for Dr Adem Sav, or email: chronicillness@griffith.edu.au.


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Time to get those training shoes back on


Registrations now open - click here!



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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. 35

Sheikh Mohammed Ali Al Sabouni
Scholar of Tafsir



Country: Syria
Born: 1 Jan 1930 (age 81)
Source of Influence: Scholarly
Influence: Significant scholarly influence as the leading contemporary authority on Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir)
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni, Hanafi

An internationally respected Islamic scholar of tafsir, or  Qur’anic exegesis, Sheikh al Sabouni is widely acclaimed for  his short commentaries of the Qur’an.


Popular Commentaries

Al Sabouni is influential because of his easy-to-read, simplified commentaries of the Holy Qur’an. They are now thought of as some of the most popular short commentaries in history after those of Jalalayn, Baydawi, Nasafi and Ibn Juzayy. One of al Sabouni’s most influential commentaries is the Tafsir Ayat Al Ahkam, an exploration of the Qur’anic verses that pertain to legal rulings.


Traditional Authority

The Institute of Scientific Research and Revival of Islamic Heritage at the Umm Al Qura University in Mecca, Saudi Arabia  commissioned al Sabouni to investigate the ancient tafsir  manuscript of Abu Jaafar al Nahas (d. 949 CE/338AH). Al Sabouni’s landmark achievement of  verifying the only surviving manuscript of the text has come to fruition as a six  volume work published by the university.   


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Dear Editor,

In an effort to educate our community about the differences between asylum seekers and refugees...

I've encountered much criticism and negativity toward asylum seekers by members of the Muslim community in Brisbane.

Most of it is due to a lack of knowledge. Hence I've put this very simplified visual together to explain it.

All info has been obtained from MDA.

Naseema Mustapha



Mochachos in Garden City is now up for sale.


The owners are relocating.

Please contact the owner Basher directly on 0412568176 or 33490405.


Genuine buyers only please.



Job Vacancy




1. Job positions available for computer enthusiasts to join our in house App development team. Unique opportunity for the right candidates who have recently completed high school or college. No experience needed as training will be provided. Contact Ismail on: 0405 076 886


2. Appointment Setters also required: Must speak fluent English, training provided.



Rental Accommodation


Muslim sister looking for another sister to share a 2 b/r unit in Moorooka- ONLY $135 + 50/50 shared bills.

I have an average size bedroom available in a 2 bedroom unit in Moorooka to share. This modern unit offers a built in Bedroom, spacious lounge/dining area and an elegant kitchen and bathroom. The unit has been newly renovated and is located centrally in Moorooka between Ipswich and Beaudesert Roads with the train station only few minutes’ walk. There are frequent buses that travel along both Ipswich and Beaudesert Roads that travel to the City, UQ, Garden City and Griffith Uni. The brand new Moorooka Shopping centre is a short walk away. I am a 25 professional female, tidy, clean, reliable and easy going. Looking for likewise female. power and gas bill will be shared quarterly. Internet (optional). Room has a single bed and brand new Mattress. The rest of the unit is furnished. Room available from 15/8/12.

Call now to organise for an inspection.
Email: barnoma@hotmail.com
call: 0421 515 264 (preferred)



Huge bedroom - suit single female only $ 150 per/ week
Situated in Woodridge. This 1 bedroom comes with, separate bathroom and separate entry. Free Internet and electricity,
For more details call 0402173756 or email nagla00@hotmail.com



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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 rise of the affluent Muslim traveller 


Muslims are predicted to make up almost one in three of the world's population by 2025, and increasing numbers of well-heeled, well-educated Muslims are already seeking out goods and services that meet their needs - not only at home, but also when they travel.

An early morning call from Malaysia. It's an old friend enquiring about London's best halal hotel.

Enthused by the coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and Mo Farah's double gold wins, he has decided to visit London with his family as soon as Ramadan finishes this month.

He would like to stay in a Muslim-friendly hotel, do I have any suggestions?

I ask a few friends and search some Muslim websites - only to draw a blank. The closest London can offer is a vegetarian-friendly hotel. But it's not just the assurance of halal food that my friend is hoping for.


He'd like to go somewhere which is considerate of his family's other needs as Muslims, such as guidance on finding the direction of Mecca inside the hotel room for prayer times, alcohol-free dining areas, perhaps separate spa facilities for men and women.

My friend is part of a growing worldwide trend. Global urban Muslims, highly educated, well-travelled, often with families spread across different continents, they are increasingly seeking out goods and services that respect and reflect their needs as Muslims.


BBC News Magazine


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


The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


                                                             Dr Seuss


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:


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: If you are still licking your lips from those delicious CresCafe toasted steak sandwiches you had at Eidfest then here is the recipe you can try out for yourself.


Steak Filling


1kg cubed blade steak
2 tsp. ginger garlic mix
2tsp green chillies
2 level tsp. salt
½ tsp. lemon pepper
1tsp crushed cumin
2 tab ghee
1 large chopped onion


1. Heat the ghee and add all the above spices

2. Sauté for 2mins and then add the steak.

3. Cook until the water is absorbed and the steak is tender

4. Dry and then throw in the onions and stir fry for approx. three mins and then remove from the heat.

1 large chopped onion
2 tab oil
½ cup of Steers Peri Peri sauce
½ cup Steers mustard sauce
2 tab Worcester sauce

Heat oil and sauté the onions until they are slightly caramelized. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well for a minute and then remove from the heat.
Combine the steak mixture and the sauce and mix well.


This mixture can be used for sandwiches, filling for pita bread or steak roll


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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Q: Dear Kareema, my husband is desperately trying to lose his stomach fat but just can’t seem to shift it. He is quite fit as he’s been active for a while but needs help with losing the fat.

A: Men can significantly shrink abdominal fat by sprinting on an exercise bike for roughly 20 minutes, three times a week. Maybe he can get into the gym and do a couple of cycle classes if you don’t have a bike at home.

Studies show that the activity is at least as effective as jogging for about an hour a day, seven days a week (so he’ll have less impact on the joints).

I can’t stress enough how important diet is, especially when it comes to fat loss. Smaller meals more often and move whenever possible.







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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Jallalludin and Mula Nasruddin were sitting in the local kebab shop when Nasruddin noticed that his friend was very quiet and depressed.

Mula Nasruddin enquired of his friend as to the reason for his melancholy. 'I think I'm going to divorce my wife, she hasn't spoken to me in eighteen months.'

Mula Nasruddin puts down his halloumi thoughtfully and after a while responds, 'Think it over a bit more, Jallalludin; women like that are hard to find.'


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If Allah were to punish men according to what they deserve, He would not leave on the back of the (earth) a single living creature: but He gives them respite for a stated Term: when their Term expires, verily Allah has in His sight all His servants.

Surah Fatir 35:45


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The secret of success is having the capacity to survive failure.  

Noel Coward


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Events and Functions

AIIC Spring Fete 2 September Unity Cup Soccer Tournament 2 September Cres Walk 2012 23 September Gala Farewell Dinner for Bob Atkinson 5 October Kuraby Madressah Fundraiser 6 October Epic Journey Course 20 & 21 October


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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Rochedale Mosque Appeal
MCF Burma Appeal Charity Food Hamper Drive Radio Quran Kareem Youth Spiritual Night 4 August & 1 Septe MUSLIM AID AUSTRALIA Victims of War Appeal P1 Marhaba Playgroup From Palestine to Egypt: An Epic Journey 20 & @ 21 October Sunnah Inspirations haj 2012 ZAM ZAM Water The CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards 2012 Muslim Aid Australia 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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ACCES Removal Services


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Clothing Islamic Couture


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Real Estate

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Health Drink

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AutoCAD Training

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Car Body Removals

Used Car Dealer

Muslim Directory Australia

Directory Services

Carpet Lifesavers

Carpet cleaning


Restaurant & Takeaway Portuguese Chicken

Centre for Easy Language Learning (CeLL)

Tutoring (Arabic)


Restaurant & Takeaway Portuguese Chicken

Boulevard Towers Surfers Paradise 

Holiday Accommodation

Nazima Hansa Realty PTY LTD

Real Estate



Islamic College of Brisbane Hall Hire

Hire Services



OurWorld Travel



Migration Agency

Pappa Roti

Cake & Coffee

Fathima Adat Tutoring

Tutoring (School subjects)

Pizza Lane

Restaurant & Takeaway Pizza

Gabriel Hair Studios


Rejuven8 Body & Beauty

Beauty Treatments


Plastic Mats

Samoosa Pastry Distributors


Henna by Fatima


Shakira Kolia's Driving School

Driving School

Hummy's Automotive

Car Repairs



Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range

Stick On Labels

Label printing

InWear Fashions

Clothing Fashion

The Quran Pen


Junaid Ally Properties

Real Estate

Yasmeen Seedat Accounting Services


Kimaya Fashions


Lily's Fashion

Wedding dresses etc. 

Personal Training with Layla

Personal Training

Marketing Co-Op

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Angelz Dental Care



Travel Agency

Shameema's Silk Scarves


Grand Medical Centre

Medical Practitioners

Qld Islamic Book Service

Book Shop



Health Products

Personal Wellness Coach



Ummah Store

Books, Clothing, DVDs etc.


Security Systems


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Muslim designer clothes, jewellery


Samoosa Strips (pur)


Low Price Pharmacy



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Bismillah Repairs - note new contact number LTH Accounting & Financial Services Low Price Pharmacy, KURABYKuraby Muslima Chick @ www.Facebook.com/muslimachic 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 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? 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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26 August


Eid celebrations in Gatton

Islamic Council of QLD.

Gatton Showgrounds

0418 722 353

11am to 3pm

2 September


Soccer Tournament: Unity Cup 2012

Ahmed Essof

Acacia Ridge Indoor Sports, 1391 Beaudesert Road

0415 323 548

All day

2 September


AIIC: Spring Fete

Australian International Islamic College

724 Blunder Rd, DURACK

3372 1400


8 September


Darra Mosque Eid Gala

Islamic Society of Darra

AIIC Hall, Blunder Rd, Darra

0413 122 610


23 September



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


29 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of Qld.

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0450 908 786


5 October


Gala Retirement Dinner in honour of Qld Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0418 737 621

6.30pm for 7pm start

26 October




6 October


Kuraby Madrassah Fundraiser

Kuraby Mosque & Al-Nisa

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0433 182 520


20 & 21 October

Sat & Sun

From Palestine to Egypt: An Epic Journey by Sh Daood Butt

AlKauthar Institute of Brisbane

Griffith University Mt Gravatt Campus


All day

2 & 3 November

Fri & Sat

Eidfest Dreamworld


0418 722 353

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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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

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


Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque will commence on Tuesday 24th July 11am - 12.30pm


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)



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


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

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

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

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