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Sunday 11 February 2018 | Issue 0692

 

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Liberal senator Jim Molan

New Liberal senator Jim Molan is making no apology for using social media to share inflammatory anti-Muslim videos from Britain First - the same racist hate group Donald Trump was widely condemned for promoting.

Labor has accused Senator Molan of stoking racism and bigotry and the Islamophobia Register of Australia says his actions are dangerous. Senator Molan admits he cannot verify whether the videos are real - or whether they really show Muslim violence as Britain First claims - but has strongly rejected the racism claims.

"I've put my life on the line for major Islamic, Muslim countries in this world. And I find it deeply offensive that this cheapo hack at me has come out on day one," the former major general told the ABC, hours after being sworn in to the upper house.

"I see what I see in the video and I invite everyone who's listening to this program to have a look at those videos and judge for yourself."

The conservative hardliner has also shared articles about banning Muslim migration to Australia, as well as posts highlighting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's poor polling and advocating for the Coalition to "lurch to the right".

But it is his promotion of Britain First - exposed by Fairfax Media on Monday - that has proven most controversial.

Senator Molan - a retired major general sworn in to the Senate on Monday to replace former Nationals deputy Fiona Nash - shared two of Britain First's videos on his personal Facebook page in March last year.

A spokesman for Senator Molan initially defended the posts by saying: "The senator often posts material in order to generate debate. The sharing of any post does not indicate endorsement."

But Labor's Penny Wong said the promotion of "bigotry and divisiveness has no place in our society and it certainly has no place in our parliament."

"This is not about generating debate, it’s about generating hatred and division. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must join Labor in telling Senator Molan his actions are unacceptable," Senator Wong said.

The first video - which Senator Molan shared on March 12, 2017 - is titled "Muslim Thugs Beat Girl in Holland" and shows a man punching, knocking down and then kicking a girl in a street. He posted the video - which claims the violence was motivated by the woman's clothes - without comment but many others weighed in on the link.

"Charming. And we're meant to be tolerant, accepting and welcoming of this 'breed' in our country," says one of his Facebook connections.

"Unbelievable," Senator Molan responds.

Other Facebook users refer to the men as "disgusting apes", "disgusting thugs" and "filth".

"Deport them. Send them back to there (sic) shitty country's (sic)," says one.

One commenter however points out the video is likely fake and urges Senator Molan to take it down. There is nothing in the video to suggest the attackers are Muslim or the violence was in anyway motivated by race or religion. Dutch news sites have reported the altercation was actually about a scooter collision.

Two weeks later, Senator Molan shared another of Britain First's videos, this one purportedly showing Muslim men attacking French police cars in a "Muslim no-go area". Again the video has no context or verification.

Senator Molan again does not comment on the video but his Facebook connections contribute comments like "Machine gun them down, take back the streets" and "Drown the rounds in pigs blood before using them though, that'll piss em off".

Brice Hamack, president of the Islamophobia Register of Australia, said Senator Molan's actions were dangerous and unbecoming.

"Senator Molan's propagating of Britain First material is incredibly disheartening and poses a real and direct threat to the peace and safety of all Australians," he said. "Our society should not tolerate in the slightest elected officials that promote such violent ideologies, and Senator Molan should be held fully accountable for his dangerous behaviour."


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"He's racist. Jim Molan used a video by a known extremist group to cause division." Ali Kadri says the Liberal senator needs to be held accountable for sharing Britain First's videos

 

 

 

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Former attorney-general George Brandis departed Parliament on Wednesday with an outgoing swipe at cabinet nemesis Peter Dutton and other right-wingers in Coalition ranks.

After 18 years in Parliament and 11 on the frontbench, Senator Brandis lamented that "being a liberal is not easy" - even in the Liberal Party, in which he was a giant of the moderate faction.

He observed "powerful elements of right-wing politics" had abandoned the liberal tradition in favour of "a belligerent, intolerant populism which shows no respect for either the rights of individual citizens or the traditional institutions which protect them".

Senator Brandis did not name Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in his speech, but delivered a pointed barb at Mr Dutton's recent disparaging of "un-Australian" lawyers and "weak" judges.

Senator Brandis will keep a hand in public life in his new role as Australia's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, where he replaces another former Liberal minister, Alexander Downer.

Senator Brandis reflected with pride on the legalisation of same-sex marriage under his watch, and the several tranches of national security laws he authored. He denied those laws had over-reached - but warned that as responsibilities for ASIO are assumed by Mr Dutton in the Home Affairs super-portfolio, the spy agency's independence from ministers "must remain sacrosanct".

He noted controversies had sometimes befallen him - such as his awkward attempt to explain metadata in a live television interview, his defence of "the right to be bigots", or his famed taste for expensive bookshelves.

Colleagues on both sides of the chamber paid tribute to Senator Brandis' long career, including Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, who said he would miss "his brilliance, his wit, and above all his great stories and his laughter". Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said Senator Brandis' emotive, impromptu rebuke of Pauline Hanson's burqa stunt "made us all proud to serve in this place".

In a light-hearted farewell, Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong honoured her dispatch box opponent as a "pedantic grammarian" who at critical junctures became "an extraordinarily eloquent advocate for liberalism and democracy".


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At the Movies with CCN: ‘Bilal’ - an ancient story of a real-life Muslim hero

 

    

“Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” is based on the life of the warrior Bilal Ibn Rabah.

A fable about a real-life hero from the early days of Islam, the animated ad­ven­ture “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” was inspired by the life of Bilal ibn Rabah (A.D. 580-640), a warrior and follower of the prophet Muhammad. Epic in its ambitions and often visually and emotionally strong.

Abducted as a child and enslaved by pagan merchants in pre-Islamic Mecca, Bilal was a native of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). As an adult, while still enslaved, he was tutored in the new faith of Islam by the merchant Abu Bakr, a convert and close associate of the prophet Muhammad. Abu Bakr eventually purchased Bilal’s freedom, and the former African slave became a warrior, fighting for Islam against the forces of slavery, racism and paganism.

It is a tortuous and ancient story, about which different branches of Islam hold interpretations that vary in their nuance. But audiences — and reviewers — unschooled in the faith can see “Bilal” as a universal saga. Whether they will also be happy to hear its precepts repeated, over and over, in an ever more sermonesque style is another matter, and that is one more area where the film falters.

Co-directors Ayman Jamal and Khurram H. Alavi made their $30 million CGI epic in Dubai, the first such production to be made there. In 2015, “Bilal” premiered there, followed by a release in the Middle East and North Africa. It will certainly attract Muslim audiences in the West, too, eager to see a beloved story of their faith dramatized.

 

“Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” features impressive animated desert vistas.


The animation in “Bilal” offers impressive inanimate beauty in its desert vistas, ancient architecture and richly coloured and textured clothing.

The movie introduces us to Bilal as a boy (voice of Andre Robinson), playing with his little sister and their mother. The horizon darkens, and they are beset by raiders, and their gentle mother (Cynthia Kaye McWilliams) is killed. When we next see the children, voiced by Jacob Latimore and China Anne McClain, respectively, they are teenagers, enslaved by a greedy pagan merchant (Ian McShane) in ancient Mecca. Chafing at his and his sister’s outcast state, Bilal dreams of their mother and how she once told him that “being a great man means living without chains.” Bilal gets into trouble a lot, especially with his master’s sneering son, who dogs him in later years, too.

 

A scene from the animated ad­ven­ture “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero.”


In one of the film’s stunning transitions, the adolescent Bilal “borrows” a white stallion and gallops bareback into the desert for a joyride. When he returns, he is a grown man (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).

Bilal now encounters the so-called Lord of Merchants, Abu Bakr, and he is ready to hear that “all mankind should be equals and follow the one Creator.” (Islam and Muhammad are never explicitly mentioned in the film.) Bilal’s conversion leads him to defy his master and be tortured for days. After Abu Bakr buys his freedom, Bilal trains as a warrior and takes part in historic battles.

To be sure, there are elements of historic profundity and beauty in “Bilal: A New Breed of Warrior.”


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AFP GRADUATE PROGRAM

 

Applications for the 2019 Australian Federal Police Graduate Program will be opening on Thursday 1 February 2018 and closing on Thursday 22 February 2018.


The Graduate Program provides a continuous supply of highly capable university graduates with the academic qualifications required by the AFP.

 

Through their participation in the program, graduates become experienced and professional members of the workforce, with the knowledge, skills and networks required to make significant contributions to the AFP during and on completion of the program.


We are looking for candidates who:

• Have completed a university degree,
• are able to work in a wide variety of roles and apply their qualification/studies to the workplace,
• have critical thinking skills and enjoy a challenge, and
• have personal drive, integrity and a strong work ethic.

If you know of someone who might be interested in a career in the AFP, please refer them to the AFP website  for further information on the recruitment process.

 

 

 

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When Urfa Masood was appointed a magistrate in 2016, it was a breakthrough moment for Victoria’s Muslim community, and especially for its women.

The Sri Lankan born Ms Masood had been practising as a lawyer since 2003, working in criminal and family law.

“She’d done the hard yards at the Bar,” says Rabea Khan, lawyer at IBAC and on the committee of management of the Muslim Legal Network. “For her to make it up to the judicial level felt like another stage of our migrant history. It makes things seem more possible for the rest of us.”

Ms Masood and Ms Khan are among an increasing number of Muslim women making their way in the legal profession in Victoria.

Far from the stereotype of Muslim women as subservient or oppressed, these women are highly educated, outspoken and respected in their communities.

While the Muslim community is diverse, coming from South East Asia, sub-continental India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Middle East and North Africa, each with their own cultural traditions, the professional ambitions of women are encouraged and supported across the community.

Women make up nearly half the membership of the Muslim Legal network, a support group for Muslim lawyers and half its committee of management.

If there’s any nervousness about women going into law it is from parents fearing their daughters may be discriminated against – especially if they wear the headscarf.

If they’ve had anything holding them back, it’s that they are the first in their immediate community to go into law, or because of potential employers fearing their visibility as Muslims will turn off clients.

Which has made trailblazers like Ms Masood so important – a visibly Muslim woman, respected as an equal in the justice system, showing those who come after her that anything is possible.

She has inspired these trailblazers who hope their success and visibility will encourage other young Muslim women to see that the justice system has a place for them as well.

 

NEXT WEEK IN CCN: Azmeena Hussain

 

 

 

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Following Cassie Cohen and Jackson Bursill on their marathon a day (see CCN), here is another migrant/refugee personal story:

 

Jamil and Ed

 

Jamil and Ed are friends who met online when Jamil was working as a research analyst for an NGO in Islamabad, Pakistan. Originally from Peshawar, Jamil was frustrated with the security situation in his country and the way the western media was portraying Islam.

Jamil and Ed found that despite their religious differences, they shared a common bond in their view of the world. So much so, that the two began planning to co-author a book on, amongst other things, the issue of interfaith harmony.

Since moving to Australia, Jamil graduated from a masters in social work and now lives in Taree where he is the head of the social work department at Manning Hospital. Jamil, his wife Rani, and two daughters; Zari and Mahroosh, all live with Ed at his home in Taree.

Interesting bits: Jamil learnt English as his fourth language and Ed spent 20 years in Bali, during which he spent time as a religious counsellor to the Bali 9 and Schapelle Corby.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tensions have long been high over the Chinese government’s influence and continued crackdowns on the cultural identity of the Uighur ethnic group

 

 

Men dance after prayers marking Eid al-Fitr outside Id Kah mosque

 

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There are approximately 1.84 billion Muslims in the world today, making up 24.38% of the world’s population, or just under one-quarter of mankind. As well as being citizens of their respective countries, they also have a sense of belonging to the ‘ummah’, the worldwide Muslim community.

The Muslim500 publication sets out to ascertain the influence some Muslims have on this community, or on behalf of the 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. Note that the impact can be either positive or negative, depending on one’s point of view of course.


 


 

"A commander of the Faithful, it is out of the question that I fight Islam. We need to fight violence and ignorance. It is true, when one strolls out, one sees women with scarves and men with beards. This is always been the case in Morocco. Morocco is built on tolerance."

HM King Mohammed VI

King of Morocco, His Majesty Amir al-Mu’minin


King Mohammed VI is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his family has ruled Morocco for close to 400 years.

 

He is also constitutionally the Amir al-Mu’minin, or Commander of the Faithful, thereby combining religious and political authority.

 

King Mohammed VI is lauded for his domestic reform policies and pioneering efforts in modernizing Morocco and countering terrorism. He tackles issues of poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion at home, and has improved foreign relations.

 

King Mohammed VI influences the network of Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence, and is a leading monarch in Africa.

 

Four-Hundred Year Alaouite Dynasty: The 400 year-old Alaouite dynasty traces its lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It takes its name from Moulay Ali Cherif, who became Prince of Tafilalt in 1631. It sees itself as a continuation of the Andalusian Golden Age of Islam, which was characterised by peaceful co-existence, intellectual and cultural exchange and development.

Influence on Maliki Network: Morocco is home to the oldest university in the world, Al- Karaouine. This university is the centre of the Maliki school of jurisprudence. Since early in his reign, King Mohammed VI has implemented the Mudawana family law code that gives rights to women in divorce and property ownership, as well as citizenship to children born from non-Moroccan fathers. He has also commissioned the Islamic Affairs Ministry to train women preachers, or Morchidat, who are now active chaplains to Moroccans across the globe.

Huge Influence over Muslims in Africa: King Mohammed VI leads the largest African monarchy, with a population of 32 million. Besides political links, Morocco maintains strong spiritual ties with Muslims all over Africa. Morocco is the site of the tomb of a highly revered Sufi sheikh, Mawlana Ahmed ibn Mohammed Tijani al-Hassani-Maghribi (1735-1815 CE), the founder of the Tijaniyya Sufi order, whose shrine attracts millions from across the continent. Morocco is also recognized as a source for the spread of Islam through West Africa.

The Marrakesh Declaration: The King invited hundreds of the Islamic world’s leading scholars to gather for a 3-day summit in Marrakesh in January 2016 to address the question of the treatment of religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities. Basing themselves on the Charter of Medina, also known as the Constitution of Medina, which was drawn up by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself, they issued calls for majority-Muslim communities to respect minorities’ “freedom of movement, property ownership, mutual solidarity and defense”. HM King Mohammed VI of Morocco delivered the inaugural address and pointed to the history of Islam’s co-existence with other religions. This showed how Islam has enshrined the rights of religious minorities, and promoted religious tolerance and diversity. (see page 49)

Support for Jerusalem (Al-Quds): The King and indeed all Moroccans show strong support for Palestinians and for Jerusalem. The Moroccan link with Jerusalem has been strong since Salah al-Din’s son endowed the Magharbeh Quarter, next to the Buraq Wall, to North African pilgrims in 1193. This 800 year old quarter was demolished by the Israeli authorities in 1967 after they captured East Jerusalem.

Reform: King Mohammed VI has implemented major reforms in response to the Arab Spring protests. These have included a new constitution which has transferred many powers to a freely and fairly elected government. The gradual reforms of the King have been hailed as a model for other Arab countries to follow.

 

 

ANOTHER FROM THE TOP 50 INFLUENTIAL MUSLIMS IN NEXT WEEK'S CCN

 

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China’s Greatest Muslim Explorer– Zheng He

 

 

 

 

Zheng He was born in 1371 in the southern China region of Yunnan to a Hui (a Muslim Chinese ethnic group) family.

When people think of great explorers, they think of the usual names: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Evliya Çelebi, Christopher Columbus, etc. But not many know of one of the most interesting and influential of all time.

 

In China, he is well known, although not always globally recognized or glorified. He is Zheng He, the Muslim who became China’s greatest admiral, explorer, and diplomat.

 

Continued from last week.
 

 

 

 

Legacy
As an admiral, diplomat, soldier, and trader, Zheng He is a giant of Chinese and Muslim history. He is seen as one of the greatest figured in the spread of Islam in Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, after his death, the Chinese government changed its philosophy to a more Confucian one which did not support such expeditions like Zheng He’s. As a result, his accomplishments and contributions were mostly forgotten or overlooked for hundreds of years in China.

His legacy in Southeast Asia, however is quite different. Numerous masjids in the region are named after him to commemorate his contributions. Islam spread in Southeast Asia through many forms, including trade, travelling preachers, and immigration. Admiral Zheng He was also a major part of its spread in that region. Today, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any nation in the world, and much of that could be attributed to the activities of Zheng He in the region.
 

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What No One Told You about Spiritual Abuse in Islam
By Janet Kozak

 

 

Abuse in relationships is not only black eyes, bruises, and broken bones. With the exception of traumatic brain injury in Muslim victims, it’s often the abuse hidden from plain view – like financial, verbal, and spiritual abuse – that does the most damage to victims long-term.

However, it’s the spiritual abuse we experience in a relationship that can leave us doubting ourselves, our goals, and even our belief systems – changing us for the worse and leaving lingering invisible scars over time.

 

Continued from last week.

Minimizing and denying abuse
Abusers will do everything in their power to pretend that the abuse just isn’t happening. They also work to convince the victims that they’re making a big deal out of nothing.

This trivializing, denying, and minimizing of abusive behaviour can also include bringing children onboard to lie about the abuse, or denying the abuse by calling it by another name, like “discipline,” when it’s still just abuse of adults and children in the home.
 

Blaming abuse on the victim
In a spiritually abusive relationship the abuser may blame the victim. He may claim that the victim “caused” the abuse or invited it by her behaviour. This can leave the victim to doubt her actions and intentions in their relationship. Over time, a victim can start to believe that the abuse is her fault entirely. She may try desperately to change herself to fit what their abuser wants her to say, do, think, or feel – losing herself in the process.

 

TO BE CONTINUED IN NEXT WEEK'S CCN.

 

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UKIP will now have to deport all the white people

 

 

 

 

The DNA of the Cheddar Man suggests he came to Britain after the Ice Age, from the Middle-East. So true Britons are not only black, they’re Arabs.

 

The English Defence League will start demonstrating against towns where there isn’t a mosque, for not preserving the natural British Middle Eastern culture that’s in our DNA.

 

And their leaders will make angry speeches at rallies, saying “I’m PROUD to be from this country, and that I can trace my ancestry right back. That’s why we must demand every kid at school is taught the Quran. This foreign Christian muck has GOT TO STOP.”  

 

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Women in Saudi Arabia have a long way to go in order to be free
By Manal al-Sharif

 

Manal al-Sharif was at the forefront of the Women2Drive campaign in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi women last year celebrated a big win when they were granted the right to drive, now the woman behind the campaign says she'll celebrate on the day she's recognised as a citizen of her own country.

Manal al-Sharif was at the forefront of the Women2Drive campaign, which was run by rights activists who saw the ban as an emblem of the kingdom's repression of women.

In 2011, she was arrested after a video appeared on social media showing her driving in the country.

Growing up Ms Sharif was told her role in life as a woman was to stay at home, to be a mother and a wife.

"My whole life was minimised and summarised in that role for me as a woman," she said.

"The education I went through as a woman inside Saudi Arabia, as a girl growing up was really destructive."

It was not until she travelled to Egypt with her mother to visit family that she suddenly saw another world, a world where Muslim women were allowed to do simple things — like drive a car.

"They were just having normal life, sitting in restaurants together, talking," she said.

"Mum was talking with her cousins, while I was deprived from talking to my male cousins.

"So that was the first contradiction I faced growing up and in Saudi Arabia."

Recognition as a citizen 'the next challenge'
Western leaders and powerful figures have been watching developments in Saudi Arabia closely.

And Ms Sharif said there was still much more work to be done before women could become "liberated".

But she has learnt to celebrate the small victories, and said the right to drive campaign — which took 27 years — has helped to push the country towards bigger change.

One change Ms Sharif remains hopeful for is the day that women such as herself will be acknowledged as a full citizen of their country.

"I'm still not even recognised as a citizen. My son, I cannot pass my nationality, my passport to him," she said.

"If I'm in jail, I cannot leave jail without my male guardian permission. I cannot leave the country without my male guardian.

"So unless the country acknowledge me, names an age when I'm adult before law and acknowledges me as a citizen, then that's the day I would really celebrate."

Ms Sharif said 80 per cent of Saudi Arabia was under the age of 40, and yet most of the leadership was over 80.

And she said that younger generation were being sent overseas to study, exposing them to other countries and other governments.

"So you have all these highly educated people coming back, they've lived abroad in functioning democracies and they go back and of course, they will push for change."

The Saudi women revolution
When Ms Sharif tried to get the attention of the media on issues such as the male guardianship system, or the lack of women's status within the family, it was impossible.

So she used Women2Drive campaign was used as a symbol for all those issues.

"Driving was really the one that gets the media attention to shed light on woman's status in Saudi Arabia," she said.

"When a woman goes out and drives, everyone is watching — and then we just pitch in all the other issues that we want to discuss.

"We call it the Saudi women revolution, or the pink revolution."

The ban on women driving meant that for them to get anywhere not on foot, they had to have a male drive them.

Saudi Arabia does not have public transportation, and so walking and driving are the only options to get around.

The two options for women were to hire a male driver, or to depend on a male relative to drive them — even boys as young as nine years old.

"It's a very strange situation when you are separated from the man all your life… but we are forced to be locked in a car with a complete stranger to drive us around," she said.

"That contradiction creates a lot of discomfort and also sexual harassment — blackmailing the woman because she needs that man to drive her around, so he has access to her house, her number, her life."

While many countries have some sort of anti-harassment laws, Saudi Arabia has long shied away from putting any in place.

Last year it was reported that draft legislation for a bill against sexual harassment was stalled in the Shura Council.

Members who opposed it argued that the law would encourage intermingling between genders, as well as allowing women to go out in more provocative attire.

The law was passed by royal decree, but Ms Sharif said it remained "under discussion" and as such was not currently enforced.

Ms Sharif has written a book, Daring to Drive, and will be speaking at the All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House.

   

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One Team Toyota Commercial at the Super Bowl

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Muslim Fashion Outrage

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16 most powerful Muslim stories of 2017

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It's been a tough year, but from running into Grenfell Tower to winning Emmy awards, these are the 16 most powerful Muslim stories of 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anthony and Danny endure 15 minutes in an underground snake pit

 

 

 

 

 



 

ISLAMIC EDUCATION VIDEOS

 

 

 

The Leaking Bucket | Mufti Menk | Sydney 2018

Saturday 3rd Febrarury 2018
Quaycentre (formerly Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre)
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The life of the ‘Imam of Imams’.

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HOLLAND PARK MOSQUE

 

 

Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 9 February 2018

TOPIC"Abstain from Wrong" PART 7

IMAM: Uzair Akbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLACKS CREEK MOSQUE

 

 

Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 9 February 2018

TOPIC: "The Power of Dua"

IMAM: Akram Buksh

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOGAN MOSQUE

 

 

Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 9 February 2018

TOPIC: "Status of Sunnah as a Source of Islamic Legislation"

IMAM: Mossad Issa

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASJID TAQWA/BALD HILLS MOSQUE

 

 

Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 9 February 2018

TOPIC: "The emaan of Sahaba”

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar

 

 

Listen to the Kuthbah

 

 

 

 

DARRA MOSQUE

 

 

Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 9 February 2018

TOPIC: “Protect our emaan" 

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali

 

 

 

 

Past Kuthba recordings

 

 

 

 

MASJID AL FAROOQ/KURABY MOSQUE

 

 

Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 9 February 2018

TOPIC: "Cultivating the Next Generation"
IMAM: Zohair Abdul-Rahman

 

 

 

 

 

 

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100 Women: Muslim women rally round #MosqueMeToo

      By Faranak Amidi, Women’s Affairs Journalist, BBC World Service

 

 

IRAN: Muslim women are using #MosqueMeToo to share their experiences of sexual harassment during the Hajj pilgrimage and other religious settings.

Egyptian-American feminist and journalist Mona Eltahawy first talked about her experience of sexual assault during Hajj in 2013.

She is behind #MosqueMeToo.

Muslim men and women from around the world started using the hashtag yesterday and in less than 24 hours it was tweeted 2,000 times.

It has gone on to become one of the top ten trends of Farsi Twitter.

Many of the women sharing their experiences on Twitter report being groped, inappropriately touched or having someone rub against them in the crowd.

For Muslims, the Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. It is something that every sane adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford it and are physically able.

It is estimated two million Muslims undertake Hajj each year, creating huge crowds in the holy city of Mecca.

 


 

One of the main pillars of the religion of Islam is female modesty; women are encouraged to cover their hair and body in public in order to preserve decency and keep themselves safe from male attention or harm.

Many Muslim women are taught from a very young age that a hijab, or head covering, is their protection from harassment and assault.

Some people also believe that what a women wears, where she goes and what she does can encourage harassment and it is her responsibility to manage this.

Many women in countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Afghanistan say they still face sexual harassment and assault on the streets, despite wearing modest dress.

#MosqueMeToo supporters say that even in the holiest of places, where they are fully covered and praying, they can be assaulted.
 


 

Many Iranian and Farsi speaking Twitter users not only shared their experience of harassment but also challenged the belief that wearing the hijab keeps women safe from assault and harassment.

In Iran the hijab is mandatory. There are posters in cities and towns comparing unveiled women to unwrapped candy and lollipops attracting unwanted attention from flies.

One of the main slogans written on the walls of every office and public building in Iran says, "Hijab is not a limitation, it is your protection."

In recent weeks, Iranian authorities have arrested 29 people as part of a crack down on protests against the compulsory hijab.

The movement, which has been named "the Girls of Revolution Street", started after a woman took off her headscarf in central Tehran.


Not everyone has been supportive of #MosqueMeToo and some people have criticised Mona Eltahawy for bringing up the topic on social media.


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Xinjiang Muslims face religious persecution 

 

The UK government has raised concerns over religious freedom in China's mainly Muslim province of Xinjiang. One man says he would rather his family die than face persecution.

 

 

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Draft DHS Report Called for Long-Term Surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrant 

 

Two Muslim women stand near a fence across the street from the White House before the start of a protest against the Trump administration's proposed travel ban, in Washington on Oct. 18, 2017.

 

US: Department of Homeland Security draft report from late January called on authorities to continuously vet Sunni Muslim immigrants deemed to have “at-risk” demographic profiles.

In the report, CBP identifies a broad swath of Sunni Muslim residents as being potentially “vulnerable to terrorist narratives,” based on a set of risk indicators, such as being young, male, and having national origins in “the Middle East, South Asia or Africa.”   


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 Daring to Drive

 
by

Manal Al-Sharif

 

Description

 

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women’s right to drive.

Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother’s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That’s when the Saudi kingdom’s contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her teenage brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel.

Daring to Drive is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men—and won. Writing on the cusp of history, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. Her memoir is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard.

 

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CCN's Bookshelf

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Shantaram
A Fine Balance
The Leadership of Muhammad
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, Updated Edition, With a New Preface
The God of Small Things
The Kite Runner
The Punishment of Gaza
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children
The Da Vinci Code
Disgrace
The Power of One
Muslim Women and Sports in the Malay World: The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
The Road to Mecca
Long Walk to Freedom
Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
Islam


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KB says: Sharing Raeesa Khatree's recipe from her The Great Australian Bake Off appearance

 

Tropical Muffins

 

Recipe by Raeesa Khatree from The Great Australian Bake Off

 

 

 

Ingredients


Muffins
4 eggs
1½ cups caster sugar
1 cup sunflower oil
½ tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tbsp finely grated orange zest
2½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
3 cups grated carrot
1½ tins (400g) crushed pineapple in juice or syrup, drained
¾ cup pecans, chopped

Crunchy muffin topping
125g unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup milk
2 cups chopped & toasted pecan nuts
¼ tsp cinnamon

Cream cheese frosting
114g salted butter
200g icing sugar – sifted
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla bean paste
225g cream cheese, cold and cut into pieces

Candied pecans
30 pecan halves
¾ cup caster sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon

Fondant carrots
Orange fondant
Baby parsley  

Method

 

1. For the muffins, using a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, beat eggs and sugar well. While the above is beating, sift dry ingredients, drain pineapple, grate carrots and chop pecans into four pieces if the nut is whole. Add vanilla bean paste and orange zest to egg mixture. Once mixture is fluffy and smooth, add carrot and pineapples to bowl slowly. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients to combine. Lastly add chopped pecan pieces. Using a spatula, make sure all ingredients have been incorporated. Once smooth, pour into muffin cases, just under ¾ full.

2. Bake in a preheated oven on 180°C for 30-35 mins until firm and golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack once done.

3. For the crunchy topping, using a saucepan, place butter, sugar and milk on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and simmer for a minute or two. Stir in pecans and cinnamon.

4. For the brown butter cream cheese frosting, place butter in a saucepan on medium heat and melt butter down. Swirl saucepan and keep stirring until butter gets a golden-brown colour and has a nutty scent. Remove from heat, making sure it does not burn. Pour butter into flat bowl, cover and place into freezer to cool down, approximately 15 minutes. The butter should not completely solidify. If that does happen, place into microwave for short bursts to melt slightly. Butter should not be warm.

5. Using a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment or k-beater, place butter in bowl and beat for a minute or until creamy. Gradually add sifted icing sugar, vanilla bean paste and salt. Continue to beat until creamy, light in colour and texture. Thereafter, add one piece of cream cheese at a time, mixing well after each piece. Continue until all cream cheese is incorporated into butter mixture. Add ½ tsp cinnamon and fold into mixture. Frosting will be ready when the consistency is creamy, pipe-able and should hold peaks when lifted of beater.

6. For the candied pecans, melt sugar in a saucepan on medium heat, swirling the pan so that the sugar melts evenly. Once sugar is melted, add cinnamon. Insert a toothpick into each piece of pecan nut and dip into melted sugar mixture, taking care as it is boiling hot! Carefully and slowly lift toothpick up to create a long dipped effect with melted sugar and poke into a piece of polystyrene so that the dipped effect is in a vertical position to the pecan nut. Leave to harden.

7. For the fondant carrots, use ½ tsp of orange fondant at a time and shape into carrot. Add a tiny sprig of baby parsley or chervil on top. Using a brown marker, make little marks across fondant to create carrot look.

8. To assemble, once muffins come out of oven, spoon topping over and leave aside to set and cool completely (place in fridge to cool down if necessary), pipe frosting onto muffin using the 1M nozzle in a rose swirl pattern. Either place the fondant carrot atop frosting or place candied pecan atop muffin – on the edge of swirled frosting.

 

 

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Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column by Princess Lakshman (Sister Iqra )

 

 

 

Princess Lakshman

 

Writer, Clarity Coach, Founder and Facilitator of Healing Words Therapy - Writing for Wellbeing

 



 

 

 

 

Muslimah

 

 

 Mind

 

 

Matters

 

Muslimah Mind Matters videos

available on YouTube.

Welcome to my weekly column on Self-Care and Clarity of Mind. If you’re taking time out to read this, pat yourself on the back because you have shown commitment to taking care of your mind and body.

Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic:
Enrich Your Life

Pause for a few seconds and reflect upon your life. Ask yourself some tough questions. Most times people ask themselves questions that are focussed on material enrichment, for example, how much money do I have? Is it enough? Should I get another degree to get a better job? Am I earning enough? Should I stop renting and buy a house to keep up with societal expectations, even if that means paying riba to the bank? Should I buy this or buy that?

These are actually what I call the “band-aid questions”. Answering these band aid questions will merely cover the deep, unaddressed yearnings of life and keep you enslaved to objects. So, how about you ask yourself the real questions that will open your mind and let you enrich your life with spiritual abundance? Questions like, are you satisfied with how you are responding to circumstances? Are you content with your behaviours? Are you in complete submission to your Creator? Are you a better individual today than you were yesterday?

These tough questions require immense self-reflection and not everybody is ready to confront the revelations that come about from self-reflection. The best part about self-reflection is that you will not only experience a breakthrough in terms of finding crystal clarity about all the things that may be unclear with your life presently but you will also become so much more closer to ALLAH.

Enrichment of life comes through self-reflection, followed by self-transformation into a better person, a more enlightened being, who responds to situations with absolute faith and submission to the flow of the Creator’s plans. A being who fully accepts that this life is temporary therefore all accumulated material objects are also temporary and meaningless. A being who appreciates and expresses gratitude to ALLAH rather than complains and compares about their life based on other peoples’ meaningless material possessions or social status. A being who understands that solutions to life’s challenges, such as, marriage, family, workplace, national politics, and so on, come not from intimidation and retaliation but from respect and understanding and from a consistent daily practice of peace and kindness to self and others.

How To Enrich Your Life

Understanding where you are today and examining how you arrived at that place in your life will help you understand what you really want. Take each of the four primary areas of your life and examine them.

 

 

 Health

1. How do I feel in my physical health?
2. Why do I feel this way?
3. How do feel in my mental health?
4. Why do I feel this way?
5. How do I want to feel in my overall health?
6. What can I do right now to achieve my health goals?

Relationships

1. How do I feel in my relationships?
2. Why do I feel this way about my relationships?
3. Who are the people that bring out the best in me?
4. Who are the people who trigger negativity in me?
5. What do I need to do to enhance my relationship with positive people and minimise my relationship with negative people?

Spiritual Growth

1. How often am I connecting with ALLAH in silence?
2. How do I feel when I connect with ALLAH?
3. What can I do right now to connect more with ALLAH?
4. How am I being of service to my community?
5. How do I feel about the way I practise Islam?
6. What can I do to become a better person today than the person I was yesterday?

 

Work/Business

1. Is what I do for work or in my business fulfilling me?
2. How do I feel about my work/ business?
3. Why do I feel this way?
4. What does my ideal job/ business look like if I visualised it in my mind right now?
5. What can I do right now to start the process of attaining this ideal job/ business?


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DOWNLOAD Muslimah Meditation Moments - audio files for self-awareness meditation

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Is Money Ruining Your Marriage?
      

Download the above article.
 

If you wish to know about a specific topic with regards to Self-Care and Clarity of Mind, please text or email me or visit www.muslimahmindmatters.com. If you wish to have a FREE one hour Finding Clarity telephone session, contact me on 0451977786.

 

 

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SUPERCHARGE YOUR GUT
 

Take charge of your inner health by choosing foods that are good for your gut.

- Tumeric is a great anti-inflammatory
- Vegetables
- Slow cooked meat
- Bone broths – making a stock (veggie stock, fish stock). Use it for base of your meals
- Aloe vera (soothes the lining of the gut) - allows it to rest and digest.

Keep it simple. Eat fibre-rich foods daily. Try porridge instead of sugary cereals and cook simple meals with lots of veggies like stir-frys, etc.
 

N-JOY!

 

TOGETHER, LET’S FIGHT GLOBESITY

Kareema

My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786

 

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Send your question to Kareema at  admin@ccnonline.com.au

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

 

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Doctor to Jallalludin, his handyman: “How can you charge me $750 for a simple plumbing job! I don’t even make so much as a Doctor!”

Jallalludin: "I know, brother, neither did I, when I was a Doctor"

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An Ayaat-a-Week

 

  

 

 

 

These are Verses of the Wise Book, a Guide and a Mercy to the Doers of Good, those who establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity, and have (in their hearts) the assurance of the Hereafter. These are on (true) guidance from their Lord; and these are the ones who will prosper. 
 

~ Surah Luqman 31:2-5

 

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"Do not measure the depth of the sea with both legs"

 

~ Warren Buffet

 

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I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.

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Events & Functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This International Women's Day, Muslim Aid Australia and Muslim Charitable Foundation are launching a truly ground-breaking project called '1000 Women, 1000 Futures' (TWTF).

What's it all about?

MAA and MCF will empower 1000 women in Australia and developing countries around the world by providing them an impactful and sustainable method to overcome poverty.

Once each case has been carefully assessed, we will provide the chosen beneficiaries sustainable livelihood opportunities, worth an average of $1000 each, to help them towards starting a small business.

We will also equip each beneficiary with the skills required for running their business so that we ensure long term success for them and their families.

Help empower women by attending our upcoming fundraising dinner on Friday, 9th March at Michael’s Oriental by calling 0434 984 520 or via www.bit.ly/TWTFBNE/.

 

 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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 2nd Annual Australian Islamic Education Forum
 

Inviting educators in Islamic education and schooling contexts to register for the 2nd Annual Australian Islamic Education Forum, held in Sydney and hosted by Arkana College, Saturday 24th February.
 

Don’t miss the premier professional development event for Islamic education in the country. Join the ongoing conversation and take away practical tips and understandings on evidenced based practice at the cutting edge of the field.
2018 Forum theme ‘Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Curriculum’ offers delegates a highly relevant focus that is timely. Sessions are practical and interactive delivered by experienced educational practitioners. Split sessions allow delegates to tailor their own program based on their interests and needs.
 

For more information or to register:
 

Presentations will address the following themes:
• Negotiating contested spaces – curriculum and Islamic schooling
• Strategies for engaging with Australian Curriculum
• Islamic schooling & the Early Years Learning Framework (Belonging, Being and Becoming)
• Leadership and curriculum
• Case studies and stories of hope - curriculum integration, curriculum renewal, curriculum projects
• Case studies and stories of hope - curriculum enactment in &/or across KLAs in Islamic schooling (English, HaSS, STEM, HPE/PDHPE, Arts, Music, Islamic & Arabic studies)
• Enacting curriculum for teaching faith perspectives across the curriculum
• Quality curriculum, assessment and pedagogy in Islamic schooling contexts
 

The Annual Forum aims to provide a platform for educators in Islamic schooling (Islamic schools, Madrassah or home educators/home schoolers) to network, build collaborative partnerships, share stories of hope and showcase projects and best practices in Islamic education.
 

This event is proudly presented by the University of South Australia’s Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) and supported by Islamic Schools Association (ISAA) of Australia.

 

 

   

 

BRISBANE - 17 March 2018 at Chandler Theatre, Sleeman Complex

 

About InfoReset Seminars:
Conscious Events returns to Australia & New Zealand in February and March 2018 with their latest seminar brand called InfoReset. The Full Day Seminar Tour (11am to 6pm) features an amazing lineup of authors who will be speaking in this part of the world for the first time.

 

Ex Economic Hit Man, John Perkins (USA) who has spoken at international economic summits will present hard evidence on the role of Economic Hit Men in the destruction of entire countries and how the current Death Economic system can be transformed into a Life Economy!

 

Conchita Sarnoff, Investigative Journalist and research professor at American University, will address the global epidemic of human trafficking and child abuse that haunts the corridors of power from Harvard to the White House.

 

Son of Oscar winning Hollywood director Olive Stone and co-host of RT’s Watching the Hawks, Sean Ali Stone is the expert commentator on global geopolitics and the imperialistic agenda behind world events. Sean has dedicated his life to becoming a symbol of peace between the major religions by accepting Islam as his chosen faith, and to put an end to the miscommunications and misrepresentations of Islam to the western world.

 

True to the name, InfoReset Seminars promises to be a powerful Information Reset for all who attend! www.inforeset.com
 

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Need to improve your English for work or social settlement? Learn for FREE with the Adult Migrant English Program at TAFE Queensland.


The AMEP provides up to 510 hours of free English language, literacy and numeracy training to eligible refugees and migrants, at more than 40 sites throughout Queensland.


For more information, visit https://amep.tafeqld.edu.au or call 3244 5488 today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GOLD COAST ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE

Update as at February 2018

 

The external structure has been completed and the scaffoldings were removed this week. Now, the work will commence inside the complex.

We still need donations to fund this construction.

 

Please donate generously.
 

 

 

 

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Date

Day

 

Event

(Click on link)

Organizer

Venue

Contact

 

13 February

Tuesday

 

Networking Meeting with Usman Khawaja

 

Crescent Institute Brisbane

TBA

 

6PM to 9PM

17 February

Saturday

 

Understanding Crypto-currencies

 

Muslim Business Council

Events Hall, IWAQ, 11 Watland St, Springwood

0414 629 007

3PM to 5PM

21 February

Wednesday

 

Muslim/Ipswich Police community reference group meeting

 

QPS

Ipswich District Police Complex, 300 Warwick Road, Yamato

0438 114 619

5PM

9 March

Saturday

 

1000 WOMEN 1000 FUTURES

 

Muslim Aid Australia/Muslim Charitable Foundation

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

1800 100 786

7PM

15 April 2018

(tentative)

Sunday

 

LAILATU MI'RAAJ

(Ascension night)

27th Rajab 1439

 

1 May 2018

(tentative)

Tuesday

 

NISF SHA'BAAN

(Lailatul Bahrat)

15th Sha'baan 1439

 

17 May 2018

(tentative)

Thursday

 

RAMADAAN

(start of the month of fasting)

1st Ramadaan 1439

 

11 June 2018

(tentative)

Monday

 

LAILATUL-QADR

(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1439

 

15 June 2018

(tentative)

Friday

 

EID-UL-FITR

(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1439

 

21 August 2018

(tentative)

Tuesday

 

YAWMUL ARAFAH

(Night of Power)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1439

 

22 August 2018

(tentative)

Wednesday

 

EID-UL-ADHA

10th Zil-Hijjah 1439

 

17 November 2018

Saturday

 

Annual Milad-un-Nabi

 

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

TBA

 

3PM to Maghrib

 

PLEASE NOTE

1. All Islamic Event dates given above are supplied by the Council of Imams QLD (CIQ) and are provided as a guide and 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, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat and Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.

 

 

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LUTWYCHE ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION

Masjid As Sunnah

 

 

 


 

BURANDA MOSQUE

 

 


 

ALGESTER MOSQUE

 

Nuria Khataam
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month
Time: After Esha Salaat
Venue: Algester Mosque
Contact: Yahya
Ph: 0403338040

 

 

 


 

MASJID TAQWAH

Bald Hills, Brisbane

 

Daily program
(after Esha salah by Mufti Junaid)
Monday to Thursday = Quran Tafseer
Friday = Prophet’s (pbuh) Seerah
(All programs run for approximately 15 minutes)

Weekly Madrasa
Monday to Wednesday
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Conducted by our Imam Mufti Junaid

Every Sunday
Jaula & remembrance of Allah
between Maghrib and Isha.


All are welcome

 


 



 

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

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DAILY PROGRAMME

MADRASSAH

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

IPDC

 

 


 

HOLLAND PARK MOSQUE

 

 


 

Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group

 

NEXT MEETING
 

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Community Contact Command, who are situated in Police Headquarters, manages the secretariat role of the QPS/Muslim Reference Group meeting.

Please email CSU@police.qld.gov.au with any agenda considerations or questions.
 

 

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

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AFIC Schools

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      www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)

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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

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

MCCA Islamic Finance  & Investments

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)

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 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) : Masjid Taqwa

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

Eidfest Celebrating Muslim cultures

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

Al Tadhkirah Institute Madressa, Hifz and other Islamic courses

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