Sunday, 21 July 2013

 Newsletter 0454




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



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The fledgling Gatton Mussallah in 36 North Street (Behind Medina childcare) has been set up to offer Ramadhan taraweeh, thanks to the efforts of the small but growing community in the regional town - an hour's drive west of Brisbane.

Isha is at 7pm, followed by taraweeh and the Juma Adhan is at 12:45pm

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"Brisbane have been very generous in supporting the first Masjid in Toowoomba," Prof Shahjahan Khan, speaking on behalf of the Islamic Society of Toowoomba told CCN.

After the first Jumma (Friday prayer) $3000 was collected at the Darul Uloom in Buranbda, thanks to the co-ordinating efforts of Imam Ahmed Al Azhari and his team.

On the second Jumma (19 July) $15,000 was collected at the Darra Mosque thanks to Mufti Naeem and Mr. Syraz and his Committee.

From the Kuraby Mosque a very impressive $63,000 was raised through the help of Imam Akram, Mr. Imraan Nathie and their committee of helpers (pictured below).

Next Friday (26 July) a fundraising drive is planned at Holland Park and Bald Hills Mosques.


The mussallies of Gold Coast Mosque will get their opportunity to outdo their Brisbane counterparts on 2 August (the last Friday of Ramadhan).

To date $340,000 has been raised towards the target of $925,000.



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Front Row (Left to Right) Ismail Mohammed Year 4, Abdulqader Mahmoud 1H, Zamzam Hersi 1B, Ahmed Guhad PrepM, Mutiser Ahamed Prep, Alaweed Alatoibi Prep.

Middle Row (Left to Right) Zakirah Hafizah Ali Year 5, Jamine Asifiwe 4Z, Halima Sadia 4O, Jannatul Mawa 6, Jainul Mostapha 3, Elaaf Khodder 2M


Back Row (Left to Right) Sgt Jim Bellos, Ms Mariam Banwa (Deputy Principal)

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Non-Muslims may never enter the city of Mecca or see the mysterious Kaabah, Islam’s most sacred building. But Google’s now giving you a sneak peek with a livestream of festivities at Mecca’s Grand Mosque.

The slow circles of black-and-white clad worshipers circumnavigating the iconic draped building are almost hypnotic, along with the voice-only Islamic music:

Google has also set up a special page for Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which Muslims are required to observe by fasting during daylight hours. The page offers “more ways to get together during Ramadan,” which is often a time for post-nightfall family get-togethers and communal meals, as well as hangouts with celebrity chefs from Southeast Asia.



“Getting together for meals and laughs, telling stories, and simply spending time with loved ones—this is what holidays mean to many of us,” Hadi Raad, a Google marketing chief for “Emerging Arabia,” posted on Google’s blog.

In addition, since people who gather together might want something to do, Google offers Muslim-heavy regions such as the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Malaysia and Indonesia, “hours of video content for your whole family.”

Interestingly, since Google is also offering Ramadan-focused hashtags on Google+ and sharing trends, you can also see that, no matter what religion people have, some appetites for trashy celeb gossip are universal.


Source: VB Offbeat






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Korea Today - Muslims in Korea prepare for Ramadan


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Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex



When Malala Yusufzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen simply because she wanted to gain an education it sent shockwaves around the world.

Straight away the Western media took up the issue. Western politicians spoke out and soon she found herself in the UK. The way in which the West reacted did make me question the reasons and motives behind why Malala's case was taken up and not so many others.

There is no justifying the brutal actions of the Taliban or the denial of the universal right to education, however there is a deeper more historic narrative that is taking place here.

This is a story of a native girl being saved by the white man. Flown to the UK, the Western world can feel good about itself as they save the native woman from the savage men of her home nation.


It is a historic racist narrative that has been institutionalised. Journalists and politicians were falling over themselves to report and comment on the case. The story of an innocent brown child that was shot by savages for demanding an education and along comes the knight in shining armour to save her.

The actions of the West, the bombings, the occupations the wars all seem justified now, "see, we told you, this is why we intervene to save the natives."

Gordon Brown stood at the UN and spoke words in support for Malala, yet he is the very same Gordon Brown that voted for the war in Iraq that not only robbed people of their education but of their lives.

The truth is that there are hundreds and thousands of other Malalas. They come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other places in the world. Many are victims of the West, but we conveniently forget about those as Western journalists and politicians fall over themselves to appease their white-middle class guilt also known as the white man's burden.

Gordon Brown stood at the UN and spoke words in support for Malala, yet he is the very same Gordon Brown that voted for the war in Iraq that not only robbed people of their education but of their lives. The same journalists that failed to question or report on the Western wars in an intelligible manner now sing the praises of the West as they back Malala and her campaign without putting it in context of the war in Afghanistan and the destabalisation of the region thanks to the Western occupation of Afghanistan.

Malala's message is true, it is profound, it is something the world needs to take note of; education is a right of every child, but Malala has been used as a tool by the West. It allows countries like Britain to hide their sins in Afghanistan and Iraq. It allows journalists to report a feel good story whilst they neglect so many others, like the American drone strikes that terrorise men, women and children in Pakistan's border regions.

Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi - how many of the Western politicians and journalists know about this name? She was the 14-year-old girl gang raped by five US soldiers, then her and her family, including her six-year-old sister were murdered. There are no days named after her, no mentions of her at the UN, and we don't see Gordon Brown pledging his name to her cause.

The current narrative continues the demonization of the non-white Muslim man. Painting him as a savage, someone beyond negotiating with, beyond engaging with, the only way to deal with this kind of savage is to wage war, occupy and use drones against them. NATO is bombing to save girls like Malala is the message here.

Historically the West has always used women to justify the actions of war mongering men. It is in the imagery, it is in art, in education, it is even prevalent in Western human rights organisations, Amnesty International's poster campaign coinciding with the NATO summit in New York encouraged NATO to 'keep the progress going!' in Afghanistan.

Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz were also shot along with Malala, the media and politicians seem to have forgotten about them. Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi - how many of the Western politicians and journalists know about this name? She was the 14-year-old girl gang raped by five US soldiers, then her and her family, including her six-year-old sister were murdered. There are no days named after her, no mentions of her at the UN, and we don't see Gordon Brown pledging his name to her cause.

I support Malala, I support the right to education for all, I just cannot stand the hypocrisy of Western politicians and media as they pick and choose, congratulating themselves for something that they have caused. Malala is the good native, she does not criticise the West, she does not talk about the drone strikes, she is the perfect candidate for the white man to relieve his burden and save the native.

The Western savior complex has hijacked Malala's message. The West has killed more girls than the Taliban have. The West has denied more girls an education via their missiles than the Taliban has by their bullets. The West has done more against education around the world than extremists could ever dream of. So, please, spare us the self-righteous and self-congratulatory message that is nothing more than propaganda that tells us that the West drops bombs to save girls like Malala.

Source: Huffington Post

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In Abu Dhabi, Ramadan a time for fasting and food waste awareness


ABU DHABI: Monday marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Traditionally a time of fasting, prayer and introspection for Muslims worldwide, the month has an added focus this year in one Arab nation, where they have connected the religious period with the theme from World Environment Day 2013 — “reduce your foodprint.”

To that end, the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi has partnered with a charitable organization and a food-and-beverage chain to donate each day for the next five years 250 meals of untouched, safe leftover food to the capital city’s homeless. The agency introduced the campaign at the start of Ramadan, and will launch it in full at its conclusion. Islam's holy month continues through Aug. 7.

According to the Khaleej Times, Quattro Group, a food service company, will provide approximately 250 unsold meals each day from its Mocha cafes and restaurants to the Saving Grace project, which will deliver them to low-income communities. Saving Grace director Sultan Al Shehi told the Khaleej Times that its list of families in need exceeded 175,000 in 2012.

The collaboration, Al Shehi said in a press release, plays “a significant role in raising awareness among community members on the importance of conserving our environment by reducing food waste at social events, restaurants, hotels, governmental organizations and in private entities.”


National Catholic Reporter

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Uygurs hit with prayer and fasting restrictions during Ramadan


Uygur people attend Friday prayer at the Baitulla Mosque in Urumqi. 

CHINA: Rights groups are calling on the central government to lift restrictions that they say have been preventing Uygurs in the region of Xinjiang from observing Ramadan since the Muslim holy month began on Tuesday.

They say Beijing's security crackdowns after recent outbreaks of violence in the restive region have discouraged Muslims from praying at mosques and interfered with their requisite daytime fasting.


World Uygur Congress spokesman Dilxadi Rexiti said yesterday that government officials had entered Uygur homes to provide them with fruit and drinks during daylight hours, when Muslims were supposed to abstain from food, drink and sexual activity.

Meanwhile, authorities have banned organised study of religious texts and placed religious venues under close watch, including an "around-the-clock" monitoring of mosques in the northern city of Karamay, the Karamay Daily reported.

Dr Katrina Lantos Swett, of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), said such moves would not alleviate ethnic unrest.

"Launched in the name of stability and security, Beijing's campaigns of repression against Uygur Muslims include the targeting of peaceful private gatherings for religious study and devotion," Lantos Swett said. "These abuses predictably have led to neither stability nor security, but rather instability and insecurity."


South China Morning Post

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

This week CCN recommends


Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614




L. P. Harvey


On December 18, 1499, the Muslims in Granada revolted against the Christian city government's attempts to suppress their rights to live and worship as followers of Islam.


Although the Granada riot was a local phenomenon that was soon contained, subsequent widespread rebellion provided the Christian government with an excuse—or justification, as its leaders saw things—to embark on the systematic elimination of the Islamic presence from Spain, as well as from the Iberian Peninsula as a whole, over the next hundred years.


Picking up at the end of his earlier classic study, Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500— which described the courageous efforts of the followers of Islam to preserve their secular, as well as sacred, culture in late medieval Spain—L. P. Harvey chronicles here the struggles of the Moriscos. These forced converts to Christianity lived clandestinely in the sixteenth century as Muslims, communicating in aljamiado— Spanish written in Arabic characters.


More broadly, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614, tells the story of an early modern nation struggling to deal with diversity and multiculturalism while torn by the fanaticism of the Counter-Reformation on one side and the threat of Ottoman expansion on the other.


Harvey recounts how a century of tolerance degenerated into a vicious cycle of repression and rebellion until the final expulsion in 1614 of all Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula. Retold in all its complexity and poignancy, this tale of religious intolerance, political maneuvering, and ethnic cleansing resonates with many modern concerns.

Eagerly awaited by Islamist and Hispanist scholars since Harvey's first volume appeared in 1990, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614, will be compulsory reading for student and specialist alike.


“The year’s most rewarding historical work is L. P. Harvey’s Muslims in Spain 1500 to 1614, a sobering account of the various ways in which a venerable Islamic culture fell victim to Christian bigotry. Harvey never urges the topicality of his subject on us, but this aspect inevitably sharpens an already compelling book.”—Jonathan Keats, Times Literary Supplement (20050613)




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KB says: To cope with these wintry days I have sourced this after -Taraweeh treat for the family sourced from the Halal Fusion Magazine.

Hot Chilli Chocolate




6 cups milk
3 tab cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves




1. Heat the milk over a medium-low heat until lukewarm.
2. Stir the cocoa powder and sugar into the warmed milk until dissolved.
3. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, chilli powder, nutmeg and cloves.
4. Heat the mixture for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally.


If you want a special treat - then top with a spoon of whipped cream, a dusting of chocolate and decorate with half a chilli.


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, I’m expecting my second baby and was wondering if you have any advice on how to ‘bounce back’ after I give birth as I really struggled after my first one.

A: We tend to put undue pressure on ourselves at a time we should be relaxing and enjoying precious moments with our newborns. The key to dropping baby weight fast is to start before the baby comes!

When you are a fit and healthy person to start off with, you are most likely to get back to your pre-baby weight faster. Set out a workout plan consisting of a combination of walking, swimming, yoga, etc. (include activities you enjoy that will be safe to do during pregnancy) and you will almost certainly find it easier to drop the weight after birth.

These activities will allow you to include your baby as part of your workout routine which means no bonding time is missed out on.

Diet of course is just as important for both you and baby before and after birth. All the best and N-JOY!







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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Mula Nasruddin went to Burger King with his wife and ordered one burger, one order of French fries and one drink.


He wrapped the plain burger and carefully cut it in half.


He placed one half in front of his wife.


He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.

Mula Nasruddin then took a sip of the drink; his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them.


As he began to eat his few bites of burger, the people around them kept looking over and whispering, “That poor old couple – all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.”


As Mula Nasruddin began to eat his fries a young man came to the table.


He politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple.


Mula Nasruddin said, “We are just fine, jazakallah. We are used to sharing everything."


The surrounding people noticed that Mula Nasruddin's wife hadn’t eaten a bite.


She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.

Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them.


This time Mula Nasruddin's wife said, “No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.”


As Mula Nasruddin finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to his wife who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked “What is it you are waiting for?”

She answered…. “The teeth.”

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And whether you hide your word or publish it, He certainly has (full) knowledge of the secrets of (all) hearts.


Surah Al-Mulk 67:13 


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how he treats those who can't do him any good,

and who can't fight back.     

~ Abigail Van Buren


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HAI Ramadan 2013 Gold Coast Mosque Iftar 2013 AIIC Enrolment Leadership Course 23 to 27 September Australian Muslim Artists Photography Competition Close 1 August Imam Akram celebrant services In preparation for the Book of Allah Marhaba Playgroup Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten
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5 August



Lailatul Qadr




Islamic Society of Algester

Algester Mosque

0403 338 040

After taraweeh

8 August



End of Ramadhan

9 August




17 August


Eidfest 2013

The Rocklea Showgrounds, Cnr. Goburra St. and Ipswich Rd. ROCKLEA

0418 722 353

All day

24 August


ISD Eidnite 2013

Islamic Society of Darra (ISD)

Darra Mosque



31 August


ISOA Fund Raising Dinner

Islamic Society of Algester (ISOA)

Islamic College of Brisbane

0403 338 040


14 September


Toowoomba Mosque Fund Raising Dinner

Islamic Society of Toowoomba (IST)

Islamic College of Brisbane

0421 081 048


28 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


6 October


International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

Wally Tate Park

0422 191 675

10am to 9pm

16 October




 TBA 2013


Aashooraa Day

26 January 2014


International Food Festival 2014

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque, 144 Allied Drive, Arundel

0416 212 541

8am to 8pm


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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Algester Mosque


Venue: Algester Mosque, 48 Learoyd Rd, Algester
When: Every Tuesday after Isha

Teacher: Imam Aslam Al Qadri
For any further information please contact me on 0433552409 or ladies can contact Shakira Ayoob on 0449800205.

Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


The weekly program schedule is as follows:
Mondays: Tafseer
Wednesdays: Tafseer
The above lessons will start at 7:30 pm and will go for approximately 1/2 an hour each day. All brothers and sisters are welcome.


Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday 11am - 12.30pm


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


VENUE: Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Thursday 22 August
Wednesday 20 November

Commencing at 6.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)



For more information and RSVP:

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

Tafsir & Islamic History Classes

VENUE: Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane, 39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest

Every Monday & Wednesday
7pm - 8:15pm

All Brothers & Sisters are welcome.

For further information please contact Moulana Noor 0432 712 546.


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