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REV The Hon Fred Nile is at it again. Attacking the
Islamic Community but more so the freedom of women
to wear what they choose, via his Full-Face
Coverings Prohibition Bill 2014.
Today he moved it and delivered his second reading
speech speaking of Islam and Islamic terrorism.
This Bill is proposed to be debated within the next
five calendar days. I therefore urge you to write to
me and all members of this parliament expressing
your views in response to the Bill as attached.
We, the members of the Muslim Organisation of the
Sunshine Coast (MoSC est. 2006) would like to take
this opportunity to introduce our self as
representatives of the Muslim community on Sunshine
The Muslim community of the Sunshine Coast is
currently very limited in its accessibility to an
Islamic Centre/Mosque/ Home. Apart from our rented
facility, Muslims of this area are forced to travel
60 – 90km in order to conduct their Jummah Salah or
Currently a room at the Kawana Family Centre is
rented on semi‐permanent bases for us to perform
simple things such as the obligatory Jummah Salah.
In order to celebrate Eid prayer or hold Taraweeh
Salah during Ramadan MOSC rents the Hall/Outdoor
area of the community Centre. As this is a subject
to availability, these functions are occasionally
double booked so that other functions (e.g birthday
parties with high volume music and alcoholic drinks)
are likely to take place in the next room.
This urged us to look for a place of our own.
After a long search we finally found a suitable
place on the market in the heart of Maroochydore (14
Church Street Maroochydore Qld. 4558), we already
paid the deposit (AUS $59,000) and our settlement
date is 30th October 2014.
We reached out and were able to collect up to AUS $
200,000 from our members alone, Alhamdulillah! Yet
our shortfall is approx AUS $ 500,000; therefore we
would like to kindly ask for your support when
trying to accomplish this goal for the sake of Allah
We would like to humbly ask you to spread this
letter along with our contact details (listed below)
among your community in order for us to fulfil our
duty to Allah (swt) in order to build our very own
Our bank details are:
National Australian Bank
A/C Name: MOSC Charitable Trust
A/C Number: 165 777 870
BSB: 084 – 801
Swift Code: NATAAU3303M
For our PayPal option and further information please
Moeen Ali Interview: 'I Am
A Muslim, Yes, But I Am Also Very English'
In an exclusive and very
personal interview, the new star of England
cricket, Moeen Ali, talks to Mehdi Hasan
about sport, faith and being British.
"I do let people touch it."
Moeen Ali is not just referring to but
stroking – what else? – his glorious beard.
The England cricketer grabbed the headlines
over the summer, on both the front and the
back pages, for his dazzling performances
against India and Sri Lanka - and, also, for
his striking visage.
England fans have dubbed him 'The Beard
That's Feared', a slogan that has inspired
both T-shirts and Twitter hashtags.
Newspapers such as the Mail and the
Independent have compared Ali to the
bearded, Victorian-era cricket legend WG
"Let’s be honest, it’s hard to take the eyes
off that long, lustrous beard," noted a
recent profile of Ali in the Sunday Times.
Writing in the Independent, columnist Yasmin
Alibhai-Brown referred to the cricketer’s
Does the focus on his facial hair bother
Ali? "It doesn’t bother me too much, to be
honest with you," he says. "Some of the
stuff is quite funny. People have their
opinions about everything. I've been called
Indeed he has. Some commenters on BBC
Sport’s Facebook page in February, for
example, responded to Ali’s England team
call-up by mocking the Birmingham-born
all-rounder as "Bin Laden".
Ali sees his beard, which he first grew at
the age of 18, as an "identity thing". Is he
then, in his own way, trying to rebrand the
big Muslim beard? Perhaps, as the beard that
should not be feared? "Yeah, definitely.
That’s whole beauty of it. If I can play,
and change the mind of one person about
being a Muslim player and having a beard,
then I'll feel as if I've done my job."
I meet Ali in the lobby of a plush hotel
near London’s Tower Hill, a few days after
England’s recent Test Series victory over
India. The 27-year-old cricketer looks
relaxed and rested in a maroon hoodie and
grey tracksuit bottoms.
I have to lean forward in my seat to hear
his answers to my questions. To call Ali
soft-spoken would be an understatement. He
talks quietly, slowly and deliberately;
carefully thinking through each statement,
Cricket is his life. It always has been and,
he suggests, always will be. Encouraged by
his sport-obsessed father and uncle -
Pakistani-born twin brothers who married
twin sisters - the young Moeen played and
practised daily in his back garden, which
was soon converted into a training ground.
"We had a big cabbage patch and we put a net
down [over it].. and me and my brothers
trained there and that’s how we learned our
Ali is the third of four children - he has
two brothers, one younger and one older, and
an elder sister. His brothers, Kadeer and
Omar, have played for Worcestershire and
Herefordshire while two of his cousins,
Kabir and Aatif, have also played cricket
for county teams. (Kabir, according to
CricInfo's George Dobell, "had a cricket
ball placed in his cot the day he was
Is cricket in his family's DNA? "I dunno. My
dad absolutely loves cricket and [so did]
Don’t most Pakistani fathers love love
cricket? "My dad is very different to other
Pakistani dads," he responds. "It was almost
like he knew we were going to play
[professionally] and he committed 100% to
the cause, which I feel a lot of British
Asian parents, when they see their child is
a good player, they don’t push him as much
as my dad did. My dad sacrificed everything
he had [for us]."
A trained psychiatric nurse, Munir Ali quit
his job to start coaching his kids full
time. Today, he runs an academy called MA
Cricket in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham,
where Moeen grew up.
Was there any other career path he would
have considered? "No. From nine, I started
playing cricket. From 11, I knew this is
what I’m doing."
What about his 11-month-old son Abu Bakr
(who Ali named after the first Muslim
caliph? "My wife wants him to be an ‘aalim’
[religious scholar] and so do I, to be
honest. But I’m obviously going to let him
play cricket and enjoy it."
Cricket, explains Ali, "means so much to me.
I started as a professional at 15 and I feel
I've learned a lot more through cricket than
others have [learned] outside of cricket. It
teaches you a lot about life and staying
grounded. If you think you’re on top of the
world it can bring you back down."
VATICAN: Pope Francis
will visit Istanbul in November, his first
trip to a predominantly Muslim nation.
The Vatican said yesterday
that the Pope is expected to mark an
important Orthodox feast day on 30 November
with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the
spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox
Perhaps more importantly, the trip will give
Francis the chance to visit a Muslim nation
— and speak to the Muslim world — at a time
when Christians are being targeted by the
Islamic State group in Iraq.
A common plea for peace by Francis and
Bartholomew would show a united Christian
front against the militant onslaught.
Francis has said military force was
legitimate to stop the militants, but has
said it was for the international community
to decide how to go about it.
Francis had wanted to visit Kurdistan to
show solidarity with the Christians forced
to flee their homes. In the end, it wasn't
possible and Francis instead sent a personal
Confirmation of the trip came as the United
States sought to press Turkey to better seal
its borders to prevent fighters and funding
from flowing to the Islamic State militants.
UK: Catholic Cardinal
Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious
phrases and insisted that Islam shares
foundational rules with Christianity, during
a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C.
“In the name of God, the Merciful and
Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he
introduced himself to the audience at a
meeting arranged by the Muslim Public
Affairs Council. That praise of the Islamic
deity is an important phrase in Islam, is
found more than 100 times in the Koran, and
is akin to the Catholic prayer, ”In the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
McCarrick next claimed that “Catholic social
teaching is based on the dignity of the
human person… [and] as you study the holy
Koran, as you study Islam, basically, this
is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon
him, has been teaching.”
McCarrick was 71 when 19 Muslims brought
Islam to the public eye by murdering 3,000
Americans on 9/11. He is one of the 213
Cardinals of the Catholic church, but is too
old to vote in church debates.
“Either the cardinal has studied the whole
thing and does not know what he’s talking
about, or he is making a somewhat misleading
statement,” said Michael Meunier, head of
the U.S. Copts Association. “The practice of
the Muslim majority people that adhere to
the Koran… have proven that [claim of
equivalence] is not correct,” he told The
Daily Caller during a Sept. 11 trip to
“Has Cardinal McCarrick converted to Islam?”
asked a scornful critic, Robert Spencer, the
best-selling author of many books on Islam.
“‘Peace be upon him’ is a phrase Muslims
utter after they say the name of [their
reputed] prophet… [so] probably he is
unaware of the unintended Islamic confession
of faith he has just made,” said Spencer,
who runs the Jihadwatch.org website.
McCarrick is wrong to say “that Islam
teaches the dignity of every human person,“
Spencer said. “Actually it teaches a sharp
dichotomy between the Muslims, [who are
called] ‘the best of people’ and the
unbelievers [are called] ‘the most vile of
created beings,’” Spencer told TheDC.
Born into the factious world of
war-torn Arabia, Muhammad’s life is a gripping and inspiring
story of one man’s tireless fight for unity and peace.
In a world where greed and
injustice ruled, Muhammad created change by affecting hearts
Just as the story of Jesus
embodies the message of Christianity, Muhammad’s life
reveals the core of Islam.
Deepak Chopra shares the life of
Muhammad as never before, putting his teachings in a new
Following the historical record
but offering a unique perspective, Chopra shows us why his
teachings are more important now than ever before.
Shelfari Reviewer: Many times
i see many people criticizing Muhammad (SAWS), So i wanted
to learn more about this man name Muhammad and how his like
was like. Let me begin by first saying that this book is
nothing like i thought it would be. It is much better. This
is because the author doesn't present it in a straight
forward way like saying the Mohammed did this and this and
this in such year. IT represents the book like a story will
real characters and facts. Deepak chopra is truly able to
immerse us into the world of Muhammad as well as helps us
understand about Islam. Through out this book there is many
vivid emotions and is like a movie playing in your head.
form the time of Muhammads birth to his death it shows a
great story. I think anyone who is interested in religion
should read this book. Or anyone that just is curious about
the prophet Muhammad.
Would you like
to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves
KB says: If you're
looking for an alternative to popcorn during a
movie - then this a another easy to make treat
that could work as a starter to a BBQ or dinner
1 packet of Doritos,
a flavour of your choice
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato seeded and chopped
1 tin red beans drained
1-2 chillies thinly sliced
Juice of half a lemon
½ tsp crushed garlic
Pinch of salt
1. Blend avocado
with lemon juice, garlic and salt.
2. Mix together onions, beans, tomato and
3. Arrange alternate layers of Doritos and onion
and bean mixture in an oven proof casserole.
4. Top with cheese and heat through, approx. 5
5. Remove from oven and serve with dollops of
sour cream and avocado mix.
Q: Dear Kareema, I’ve been
doing cardio training for a while now but can’t
seem to shift all the weight I need to lose. Is
there anything else I can do to speed up the
process or help me to achieve my weight loss
A: Doing cardio alone will get you some
results, but if you incorporate weight training
into your routine, you’ll burn kilojoules a
whole lot faster – even a few hours after you’ve
stopped working out.
The body uses muscle to burn fat,
so if you focus on building muscle through a
strength training program, you’ll soon burn the
Mixing up your routine is
important too so the body doesn’t plateau and
muscles are constantly challenged.
I will rehearse what Allah
has (really) prohibited you
from": join not anything as
equal with Him; be good to
your parents; kill not your
children on a plea of want;
- We provide sustenance for
you and for them; - do not
come near shameful deeds,
whether open or secret; take
not life, which Allah has
made sacred, except by way
of justice and law: thus
does He command you, that
you may learn wisdom.
1. All Islamic Event dates given above are tentative and
subject to the sighting of the moon.
2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in
the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, exceptfor Lailatul
Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event
starting in the evening of the corresponding day.
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