Sunday, 6 October 2013

 Newsletter 0465




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l to r: Mr David Forde, Minister Glen Elmes, Mr Mohammed Yusuf and Mr Osman Rane

The ICQ’s second Annual Dinner & Awards Night was held at the Islamic College of Brisbane on Saturday 28th September and was attended by about 300 people.


Among the guests were Hon Glen Elmes MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs (representing the Premier of Qld), Senator Claire Moore, Cr Kym Marx and Sgnt Jim Bellows.

The recipients of the Community Service Awards (selected in terms of a list of criteria by a special committee of the ICQ from public nominations) were Dr Mohamad Abdalla, Br Osman Ali Rane and Br Mohammed Yusuf. In the Non-Muslim category the award was presented to Mr David Forde for his continuous support, engagement and assistance to the Muslim community of Queensland. (Last year's recipient in this category was Mr Gary Hardgrave).

In his speech the Minister praised the work of the volunteers and the role they play in meeting the needs of the community. He pledged Government’s support in helping the communities in maintaining and promoting their cultures.

At the dinner Mr Talal Yassine of Crescent Wealth also presented a paper on halal superannuation.

Whilst addressing the gathering the President of ICQ, Mr Mohammed Yusuf said that after completing his four year term he would be leaving the position on 6th October when a new committee would be elected. He thanked the members of the community for their support and assistance over the years.

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Report & Photo by Ahmed Essof  


Brisbane International Airport was a buzz on the 27th September as 70 men and women embarked on a journey of a lifetime.


They were departing for Haj. For some this was a trip they have made before, but for many this was a first time and the excitement was noticeable.


Amongst the first time Hajees was Imam Akram, Imam of the Kuraby Masjid.

When Imam Akram was asked if he was all ready to go, he said, "Yes all ready and excited. I can't wait to get to Makkah and see the Kabaah".

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The Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ) is  once again this year co-ordinating Qurbani in Cambodia, in association with the Islamic Medical Association of Cambodia (IMAC).

Feedback from last year's initiative was that the meat distributed to the Muslim community in the remote villages in Cambodia was very much appreciated.

"Unlike countries with large expatriate communities, poor Muslims from Cambodia are often forgotten at times of qurbani," Dr Iqbal Sultan, president of IMAQ, told CCN..

Cows will be slaughtered and a share is $85 per person, or $595 dollars for a whole cow (7 shares).


Click here for more information.

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The September 2013 Edition of the Al Wasat newspaper can be viewed online at:






English pages (18-32) and Arabic pages (1 - 17)

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US: Bill Maher has become one of the most vocal and extreme advocates of the view that - while religion generally should be criticized - Islam is a uniquely threatening and destructive force and that Muslims are uniquely oppressive and violent, and that mentality has infected many of his policy views.


Glenn Greenwald had a different take on this:


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IN THE lather of anti-Islamic sentiment after the Nairobi mall atrocity, it is important to put a number of issues in perspective.

Firstly, despite some claims to the contrary, a number of Islamic and Somali groups have released statements deploring the act. It is a shame that some Australians choose to express their misconceptions as fact rather than doing an internet search to properly inform themselves.

Secondly, we might want to remind ourselves of our own less than honourable recent history. Two bloody world wars claimed millions of lives, and colonial brutality and explicit racism still existed less than a lifetime ago.

Terrorism in Europe still rears its head and brutal dictatorships exist in Christian/European developed societies. Violence as a solution is not purely an Islamic invention.

Certainly Islam has enormous problems. They mirror in time, cause and brutality the Reformation in Europe 500 years ago, which saw a century of vicious fighting. If we are to avoid the same length of conflict we need to look for solutions and not invent prejudice where it need not exist.

Most of all Australians need to engage with rather than distance themselves from mainstream Muslims. Many may not agree with everything Muslims believe, but we can ill-afford to alienate the one true hope for a speedy end to the current scourge of fanatical extremism.

Stephen Morgan, Carina Heights

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Muslims believe that Islam has existed since the beginning of time and that it is the natural religion of mankind. Its message is for all people.

All people born into this world are born with the knowledge deep within them that there is a God, one God, who speaks to His Creation.

Muslims similarly believe that it is the actions of a person’s parents, and of the society and culture around them, which make him or her Christian or Hindu or whatever, by going through ceremonies to make them part of those religions. Left to their own devices, people would naturally believe in one God. (Muslim, 6423)

This is why, as Muslims, we don’t talk of people “converting to Islam”. According to Islam, when a person freely chooses to accept Islam he or she is coming home, returning to that original state in which he was born. You can’t convert to something you originally were.

New Muslims or Reverts/Converts?

The problem comes, then, in deciding what to call these people who accept Islam later in life. If we are not to call them “converts”, what are we to call them?

Unfortunately, in rightly rejecting the word “convert”, many Muslims have settled for using another word which is quite unsuitable and, to many who have accepted Islam, quite offensive.

The one who first coined this term to refer to New Muslims was probably not familiar with English as a first language.


The idea is correct, that people are returning to Islam, but the word is not – and it can do more harm than good.

In the English language, we usually use the word “revert” to mean taking a step backwards in life. People can revert to a life of crime, for example, or they can revert to smoking. In English usage, we don’t usually revert to something good. It has a very negative connotation. So how can we possibly refer to those who embrace Islam with their hearts and minds as “reverts?”

The one who first coined this term to refer to New Muslims was probably not familiar with English as a first language. The idea is correct, that people are returning to Islam, but the word is not – and it can do more harm than good.

As Muslims, we need to realize that New Muslims (my term) are not a problem. They are not some inadequate addition to the Muslim Ummah who will one day get to learn all there is to know about Islam and until then we all just have to put up with their shortcomings and lack of knowledge. No! God Almighty calls whom He Wills to Islam. We don’t. And we don’t get to choose who they are.



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South African Ambassador's Inspiring Banquet Address


WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/3/13) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released video of an "inspiring" keynote address by South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool at the group's 19th annual banquet on Saturday in Arlington, Va.

At CAIR's sold out event, almost 900 community members, activists, diplomats, and civil rights and interfaith leaders heard Ambassador Rasool salute CAIR's civil rights and civic empowerment efforts, and offer lessons learned from the anti-Apartheid movement.

In his address, Ambassador Rasool stated:

"If your objective is peace, you cannot worship violence as a methodology ... If your objective is justice for all, you cannot do [in]justice to any, not even your enemy. And certainly not fight for justice between black and white while you do injustice to women at home."

He also told the audience:

"Courage is what it takes to be peaceful in a violent world ... We claim courage as our garb, and we claim peace as our objective and our methodology."



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 Driving affects ovaries and pelvis, Saudi sheikh warns women


SAUDI ARABIA:  Saudi women seeking to challenge a de facto ban on driving should realize that this could affect their ovaries and pelvises, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan (pictured left), a judicial and psychological consultant to the Gulf Psychological Association, told Saudi news website sabq.org.

Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said.

Saudi female activists have launched an online campaign urging women to drive on Oct. 26.

More than 11,000 women have signed the oct26driving.com declaration that says: “Since there are no clear justifications for the state to ban adult, capable women from driving. We call for enabling women to have driving tests and for issuing licenses for those who pass.”

Sheikh al-Luhaydan urged these women to consider “the mind before the heart and emotion and look at this issue with a realistic eye.”

“The result of this is bad and they should wait and consider the negativities,” he said.

Source: Al Arabiya

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The Mirror of Health: Discovering Medicine in the Golden age of Islam


UK: The Golden Age of Islam tends to be recognised most for its contributions to mathematics and astronomy.


But The Royal College of Physicians’ major exhibition for 2013 reminds us it also ushered in huge advancements in another field: medicine.

‘The mirror of health’ pulls newly researched material from the college’s collection of rare Thirteenth Century Islamic medical manuscripts, presented to the public for the very first time.


Although Islamic medicine drew heavily on the ancient Greeks, the field’s practitioners made important original contributions of their own.


This exhibition explores those innovations, drawing on advancements from the Ninth to the Seventeenth Centuries.

Source: Time Out

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Opposition to Valhalla mosque brings back bad taste of apartheid



SOUTH AFRICA: The Muslim community in Valhalla, Pretoria face opposition to the erection of a mosque on a portion of land at the corner of Hammerfest and Finus streets.

Certain residents objected to the Thaba Tshwane Islamic Centre Trust’s intentions to the building of a mosque at a meeting held at NG Kerk on September 17. Even though application was made by the Trust to buy the property, the land was donated to them by government. Residents however claim underhanded methods were used to attain the property.

The Trust’s Umar Aboo Bakr says this was not the case and normal procedures were put in place to buy until it was donated to them. He says when Ina Strijdom, Valhalla’s DA ward councillor, was made aware of the donation she emailed the municipality and requested they “rather give it [the land] to the church than the Muslims”. There are currently six churches in the community.

A petition was also drawn up on behalf of the town’s 2 647 residents by the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) to show dissatisfaction with the building of the mosque.

After members from the Trust and Strijdom consulted with each other, Aboo Bakr says Strijdom who appeared to have taken a neutral stance, set up a meeting for everyone to discuss the matter.

According to the councillor the problem is “due process was not followed”. She says the property is zoned for use as a public open space, “rezoning procedures that needed to be followed include public participation. Transparency and public participation were key elements of any well-functioning democracy.”

But Aboo Bakr says the Trust is only in the beginning stages of the project and that council will make them aware of the necessary steps – that is advertising and setting up notices on the property to allow for community objections – as they go ahead. He says council was not there to answer their questions regarding sewerage and zoning. “The CDP and DA are basically working together to make sure the mosque doesn’t go up.”

“They are so terrified and worried about this loud adhan. They say they don’t want to get up with it in the morning and they’re calling it noise pollution. They say we must go back to our country, this is not our land. They say we must rather go to Laudium and pray,” says Aboo Bakr.
He says a man with three kids argued that he moved from Erasmia – where “Islam had expanded” – to Valhalla to bring his kids up as Christians “and not mix them up with Islam”.


“Another lady says she’ll fight us tooth and nail to make sure the mosque doesn’t come up. She’ll bomb it.”

The Tshwane municipality says preserving Valhalla as an exclusive Christian community was not in the city’s acceptable values and ethos. In addition, it was unconstitutionally baseless for the metro to review its decision of handing the land over for the building of a mosque.
“It’s Allah’s work, it will happen,” says Farida Abdul, also from the Trust. They say they won’t give up.

The masjid will be built to accommodate close to 150 Muslim families living in the community. Residents claim there are only 40 families and there is no need for the place of worship to be built.

“My neighbours are quite accommodating and wonderful people. They actually went to that meeting and they were persecuted by people that were there. They were angry with them for standing with the Muslims,” says Abdul.

Abdul says their biggest fear is that “It’s a white area that is going to become a Muslim area”. She says leader of the CDP, Theunis Botha had sent out a Blackberry message throughout the country requesting people to oppose the masjid being built.

According to Abdul, Strijdom is pretending to be neutral and is allegedly behind the petition and objection of the masjid. “How can we have somebody like that as a leader? They’re doing their best to bring our Muslim community down here.”

So far members from the Islamic Trust have received death threats and threats to bomb the masjid when it goes up. Living in Valhalla is tense at the moment they say.

The community request assistance from outside community Muslims to speak up against this apartheid-like objection as it is “within their constitutional right to build a religious place of worship in a democratic society”.

On Friday, the DA Councillor could not be reached for comment

Source: Cii Broadcasting

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Muslim Women Don't Care If You Feel Uncomfortable

Blog by Shaheen Sattar


UK: And neither should anyone else who decides to dress in a way that is subjectively unnerving to another person. The ridiculous subjugation of the veil as a cloth of oppression and regression truly highlights that Muslim women are not taken seriously in contemporary society.


They are recognised with their veil as a commodity to men and their desires, not as independent and educated women. Boiling down the intellectual and spiritual thought process of wearing a niqab to oppression by men is wrong, and misleading.


Those who hold this view are merely fuelled by the anger that a woman can use her freedom to cover her face. When a veiled woman decides to cover her face; something out of the ordinary in Britain, she is exercising her right of autonomy. It is simply because the actual act of covering ones face with a veil is so scarce within the Muslim community that she is cast with accusations of isolating herself within society.

I was taught in my early stages of Islamic Madrassah in respect to security measures and proving ones identity, it is permissible to remove ones veil. Muslim Council of Britain reiterates this in respect to a judge who allowed women to wear a veil in court, but remove it when giving evidence; "emphasise the need to be practical when there is an essential need to show ones face - for example, for reasons of security."


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London Mayor Boris Johnson supports face veil ban in schools   


UK: The Daily Mail covered a conversation on LBC radio phone-in between London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and a Muslim mother whose daughter wears the niqab.

Mayor Johnson spoke on the radio programme in support of a ban on face veils in classrooms.

When confronted by a mother who wears the face veil and whose daughter also wears one, Mayor Johnson said schools should have the right to force pupils to show their faces.

He told radio listeners: “Normally I’m in favour of liberty and people wearing whatever they want. Where I do draw the line though, I think that the face veil is a very difficult thing to make work in a school.

“I think that you’ve got to teach in a way that you can see how the kids are responding. They’ve got to be able to participate in the class. I think that it’s only fair that they should be able to react and take part in that way.

“I don’t think that it can reasonably be called a standard piece of uniform to get little girls to cover their faces.”

The mother, who called in to the radio programme to challenge the Mayor’s views, said:

“As parents Boris, we are expected in society to teach our children to respect one another, to respect schools and so on. On the other hand Boris, you are asking us to go against school policies or school rules if it involves wearing the face veils.”

But Mr Johnson disagreed. He replied: “I’m afraid that is my view I think in places of instruction where you’re asking kids to participate in a class, to have fun together when the teacher has got to see how the lesson is going down.

“I’ve been a teacher, very ingloriously in the past. It is a terribly difficult job and you’ve got to know what, how your pupils are responding. And I think that is what I would like to see in classes financed by the British State that’s what I believe in.”

This latest intervention, by the Mayor of London, comes after several weeks of debate surrounding the wearing of the niqab after a Birmingham college reversed its ban on it.

Earlier this week, PM David Cameron spoke of restricting areas where face veils can be worn. Speaking on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the PM said the UK is a “free country and people should be free to wear whatever clothes they like in public or in private’.

“But we should support those institutions that need to put in place rules so that those institutions can work properly.

“So for instance in a school, if they want that particular dress code, I believe the government should back them. The same for courts, the same for immigration.”

The veil debate has attracted considerable attention in recent weeks. The public debate has also coincided with incidents of abuse reported by veiled Muslim women. Last week BBC Radio 4 interviewed a 14-year-old girl who had her niqab ripped off by a man as she walked down the street.


Source: Engage

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Muslim prisoners to sue after pork found in halal pies


UK: The Daily Telegraph reported that 186 Muslim prisoners are to sue the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) after pork was discovered in a number of products mistakenly labelled as 'halal'.

The prisoners have launched their legal cases in an attempt to win compensation over the error which occurred in three separate prisons.



The Daily Telegraph

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Ban on headscarves lifted as Turkey unveils reforms  


ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, unveiled the first big package of liberalising reforms in years on Monday, making overtures to the large Kurdish minority and proposing that headscarved women be allowed to sit in parliament and work as civil servants for the first time in the history of the Turkish republic.

The proposals, which have been repeatedly delayed due to their potentially incendiary impact, followed a summer of the largest and most persistent anti-government protests in Erdogan's 11 years in power.

At a press conference in Ankara, where journalists were not allowed to ask questions, Erdogan announced that the headscarf ban would be lifted for women in public offices except for those that require uniforms such as the military, police and the courts. The ban has long been one of Turkey's most contentious laws and many analysts see the reform as an important step towards more democratic rights.


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During the Middle Ages, when Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages, Arab scholars and historians translated most of the works of the Greek scholars, thereby preserving some of the greatest intellectual achievements that are the cornerstone of Western civilization.


For the next few weeks CCN will offer an English word that has, as its origin, the Arabic language:


English Arabic Origin Arabic Meaning
 almanac  al-manakh a calendar
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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!


This week CCN recommends


No god but God (Updated Edition): The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam 


 Reza Aslan


In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity.


This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture.


Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East.


He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam.


Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith.




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

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


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

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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: I made these delicious biscuits this week from a recipe by Rehana Adat of Perth for my dear friends and family who departed for Hajj this week. I pray Allah (SWT)  accepts their hajj, insha'Allah and that they enjoy the biscuits as much as I had the pleasure making it for them.

Thall (Sesame Seeds) Biscuits



1 cup castor sugar
250g soft butter
3 tab. oil
1/4 cup thall (sesame seeds) which has been gently roasted in the oven
1 cup crushed cornflakes.
3 cups sifted flour 



1. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
2. Add oil and continue to beat for a further minute.
3. Add the thal and cornflakes.
4. Lastly add your flour to make a very soft dough.
5. Using baking paper or cling wrap - work your dough into a long sausage like roll and pat the dough flat on each side to make into a square.
6. Refrigerate for 2 hours or longer (I left it overnight)
7. Using a sharp knife, cut into squares.
8. Brush with milk and sprinkle almonds or sesame seeds and place on a baking tray which is greased or lined with baking paper.
9. Bake in a pre- heated oven at 160 degrees until light brown.


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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I’ve heard trans fat are bad. But what are they and how do I avoid them?

Trans fats (also known as trans fatty acids) are unsaturated fats that have been processed and changed so they act like saturated fats. They are made when vegetable oils are heated (partially hydrogenated or hardened) so they become a solid at room temperature.

Trans fats are uncommon in nature but may be found in low levels in the fat of beef, lamb and dairy foods. Most often, they are found in deep fried fast food, takeaways, commercial biscuits and pastries.

Trans fats can increase the bad cholesterol in the blood, a key indicator for heart disease. Luckily Australia has very low levels of trans fats in our foods.

To limit your trans fat intake and maintain a healthy diet:
• Limit your intake of manufactured foods such as biscuits and pastries
• Avoid deep fried fast foods and takeaway
• Use margarines that list trans fat as < 0.1 g per 100g
• Choose low-fat dairy foods
• Trim visible fat from meat and skin from chicken

An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) can provide expert nutrition and dietary advice on the most appropriate type and amount of fat to eat each day

Need an answer to a question on nutrition?

Send your question to Fathima Abdoola at  fathima.abdoola@uqconnect.edu.au

All questions sent in are published here anonymously and without any references to the author of the question.

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The good news for asthma sufferers found in a recent review – running, cycling, walking, swimming and weights, made those with Asthma fitter without causing problematic attacks in the long term.


Have a chat to your GP before getting started and walk your way to a healthier, better YOU!






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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Jallaludin calls up his doctor at 2am: "Doctor, my wife is having severe abdomen pain. I think it's her appendix."

"What nonsense!" says the Doctor sleepily. "I took out your wife's appendix two years ago. Go back to sleep."

Five minutes later, the phone rings and it's Jallaludin again. "Doctor, I'm sure it’s her appendix."

"Oh God!" the doctor groaned. "Did you ever hear of anyone having a second appendix?"

"No...". says Jallaludin. "But I'm sure you must have heard of someone having a second wife.

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Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.     

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:256


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12 October


AIIC 11th Annual College Fete

Australian International Islamic College

724 Blunder Road, Durack

3372 1400


16 October




19 October


Eidfest Deamworld




6pm to midnight

20 October


Eid-ul-Adha BBQ & OPEN DAY

Australian International Islamic College

Blunder Rd,


3372 1400

10.30am to 2.30pm

25 & 26 October

Fri & Sat

Connect with my Creator: Brisbane Tour

Logan Mosque, the Believers, Islam in Focus

Logan Mosque & Logan Library

0425 811 150

See poster



Aashooraa Day

30 November


Partnering with our Community: Imams workshop


Multi-faith Centre, Griffith University

0438 114 619

9am to 2pm

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

22 March 2014


International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

Wally Tate Park

0422 191 675

10am to 9pm


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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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

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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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

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association


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