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(l to r) Dr Nora Amath, Ms Sultana Deen, Mr Kevin Cocks and Haji Sultan Deen

At a farewell function for Kevin Cocks AM, retiring Commissioner of Anti-Discrimination Commissioner for Queensland, Ms Sultana Deen made a presentation to him on behalf of Mr Ismail Cajee, president of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ).



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FFA Cup action as Logan Roos Football Club is welcomed into the Brisbane Zone with their first ever FFA Cup game against Ridge Hills United Football Club




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Australian boxer Billel Dib has been denied a visa to the US where he was due to fight in New York later this month.


Professional Australian boxer Billel Dib’s return to the ring in New York after a year away injured has been put on hold, since his visa to the US was cancelled in a move he blames on his Palestinian and ­Syrian refugee charity work.

The Gold Coast based Dib, 28, was due to fight Matt Remillard in New York on February 24 in his first fight since early last year when he boxed with bone chips and tore a shoulder muscle.

Dib was hoping to use the bout to boost his rankings in his super featherweight category with the aim of putting himself in contention for a world title

However, after his visa to the US was cancelled and a meeting with consulate officials in Sydney proved fruitless, his return to the ring is in jeopardy.

He had an ­existing visa valid until 2018 from his fight last year but now he cannot travel to the US.

“For some reason, I thought to myself I should go online and check and it said I wasn’t authorised to enter,” Dib said.

“I thought this has got to be a glitch. I turned the computer on and off to reset it three times and kept getting same message.”

Dib, a Muslim, believes the visa drama is the result of his trip to Lebanon in late 2016 when he ­volunteered at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in the nation’s west with Islamic Relief, a charity that is a registered member of the Australian Council for International Development.

“I hate playing the race card or the religion card. I hate it,” he said.

“But I cannot see any other reason for the visa (cancellation) besides that I have been to Lebanon.

“I was there for three weeks working in a camp for Palestinian and Syrian refugees.”

Dib helped raise $300,000 as part of his trip and the money has been spent to help the building of rehabilitation facilities for children devastated by the ongoing conflict in the region.

He chose to make the trip after seeing online footage of the consequences of war.

“My family was saying at the time ‘are you sure you want to go?’ and my partner said ‘do you think this could hurt you going to the US in the future?’ but I said no, I wanted to go, I wanted to help.

“If I got the opportunity to go, I would go again.”

This month’s planned New York fight was the first step back on the world circuit for Dib, who has won 21 of his 23 professional fights since 2011.

It is expected Dib will now fight next month in Australia and he has conceded the cancelled US trip is a major setback.

“It’s the goal of any athlete to go to the States and compete. He (Remillard) has been on the comeback trail and it would have been a great fight.

“This is a huge setback. I’ve been working pretty much all of my life to go to the US and fight.

“People have said to me ‘why don’t you go to Europe and fight’, but it isn’t that easy.”

The bout would have been a fourth professional fight in the US for Dib, who recently finished his accounting degree and is studying law on the Gold Coast.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Australia did not intervene in the visa decisions made by other administrations.

“Like Australia, the United States administers a strict entry regime, and the decision on who can enter the country is a matter solely for the US government,” the spokeswoman said.

The US embassy did not respond to written questions put to it by The Weekend Australian last night.

The Australian




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Fatoum Souki




When Fatoum Souki was preparing for her admission back in 2009 she wondered where on earth she would find a gown for the ceremony. “I was the only person I knew in my immediate community who had studied law.” At the last minute, Ms Souki remembered the only other lawyer she knew of – Urfa Masood, then a barrister. “I called her, she said yes and I drove over the night before to pick up the gown. It was such a relief.”

Knowing next to no one who worked in the legal profession was just one of many barriers Ms Souki says she faced becoming a lawyer. “I used to think: how am I ever going to make it? On top of being from the Western suburbs, I’m a female from a migrant community, Muslim and visibly so.”

But eight years down the track, Ms Souki has managed to push past those obstacles to build a highly successful legal career, first with the Financial Ombudsman and now with her own all-women law firm in the suburb of Newport.

Her firm Souki Lawyers has grown from herself as a sole practitioner three years ago to a busy suburban practice with two lawyers, two conveyancers, a migration agent and two full-time administrative staff.

There’s a constant stream of clients from both the local Muslim and non-Muslim community, men as well as women, looking for help with commercial and business transactions as well as family law matters, wills and estates and property law. “It’s all built up through word of mouth and hard work and good outcomes. My work speaks for itself.”

For women in the community, her firm has been a lifeline. “A lot of women who come to me say if you weren’t here we wouldn’t have gone to a lawyer, because the legal world is such a scary place for those women. I understand the cultural and linguistic difficulties they’re faced with – and I back it up with good legal knowledge and capabilities.”

Having forged that success, she is happy to have become a role model for an increasing number of young women in her community who are studying the law – and to allay the fears of their parents who are convinced that their daughters will never get a job as a lawyer.

“I tell them that in the law, you are dealing with intelligent people who are able to see past the mainstream media view of Muslims and look past the veil to the person. I tell them that if their daughters are committed enough and work hard enough, they will be able to get past those obstacles.”




Source: Law Institute of Victoria




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


Story 80: Mahmoud


Mahmoud arrived in Australia from Iran in 2013 and spent time in several detention centres in Australia. Without the means to work or study, Mahmoud taught himself English through Youtube tutorials. With the help of CareerSeekers New Australian Internship Program, Mahmoud was placed in a 3 month paid internship with GHD, an engineering firm in Traralgon, Victoria. He was soon offered a role in Cooma working on stage one of Snowy Hydro 2.0. Mahmoud has a degree in Chemical Engineering and, in his current role, works in a lab testing core samples to determine whether the rock is suitable for digging the tunnels for the hydro project.





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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



The Chinese government – citing fears of ‘terrorist acts’ by Uighur separatist movements – has recently enforced restrictions at mosques





Chinese Muslim children banned from attending religious gatherings

Amid increasing crackdowns on the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, Western China, the authorities have turned their attention to another of the Muslim ethnic minorities, the Hui.

Children belonging to the Hui ethnic Muslim community have been banned from attending any religious events over the winter break in China. The announcement was made by a district educational bureau in Gansu province, and school students were notified that they should not enter religious buildings, nor read scriptures in class.

Although restrictions of this nature are already in place in Xinjiang, Muslims in other parts of China have thus far remained largely free. These new restrictions are a result of the increased fear of the Muslim influence in China, potentially due to violent uprisings by the Uyghurs in Western China.

Xinjiang has seen an increase in violence in recent years due to tensions between the majority Muslim Uyghurs, native to the region, and the Han Chinese, who the Government has been increasingly resettling in the region. Xinjiang, a large region in Western China, is home to abundant natural resources, including oil and gas, making it a region of particular interest to Beijing.

Government policies have been seeing an increasing erosion of both religious and cultural freedoms for the Uyghur population in Xinjiang, and the official line claims that such policies are necessary to tackle the ‘terrorism’ in the region. Experts recognise that the resentment among the locals and the resulting violence is an obvious result of the Government’s hard-line policies that are seeing the lives of Uyghurs suppressed.

The Hui and Uyghur minorities are among the ten ethnic Muslim minority groups in China, which recognises a total of 55 ethnic groups after the majority Han Chinese.

While the Uyghurs are similar in appearance, culture and language to their Turkic neighbours, the Hui community more closely resembles the Han majority. Their physical, cultural and linguistic assimilation makes them difficult to distinguish from a Han Chinese and has left them largely free to practice Islam. Gansu, a province neighbouring Xinjiang, is home to approximately 1.6million Hui Muslims but has now come under scrutiny as the authorities fear the rising influence of Islam in China.

The notification was posted online by the education bureau of Linxia, a district within Gansu, and authorities added that teachers and pupils should work to strengthen political ideology and propaganda. Despite China’s official stance claiming religious freedom for all, the law also states that religious education should not interfere with state education, allowing authorities to use this as a justification for their policies.


Source: Muslim News UK





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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.



"The sons of the Iraqi people demand a political system based on direct elections and a constitution that realizes justice and equality for everyone"

HE Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hussein Sistani

Marja of the Hawza, Najaf, Iraq

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hussein Sistani is the prime marja, or spiritual reference for Ithna’Ashari‘a (Twelver) Shia Muslims. He is the leading sheikh of the Hawza Seminary in Najaf, Iraq and the preeminent Shia cleric globally. Sistani is one of the most respected of the marjaiyya—the highest position of authority in the Usuli school of Twelver Shia fiqh.

Preeminent Shia Cleric and Marja Taqlid: Sistani’s influence in the Twelver Shia sect stems from his scholarly lineage and education, which have enabled him to reach the status of marja taqlid—the highest status in the Usuli branch of Twelver Shia Islam. Marja taqlid means literally one who is worthy of being imitated— placing Sistani in a position of great authority over Twelver Shia Muslims. There are currently only 29 marjas worldwide. Sistani is descended from a family of religious scholars, and was educated in the leading institutions in Iran. He later went to Najaf, Iraq to study under the Grand Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei. On Khoei’s death in 1992, Sistani took over as grand ayatollah, inheriting Khoei’s following. He soon rose to become the leading cleric in Iraq. With the recent opening of Iraqi shrines to Iranian tourists, Sistani is gaining a following outside of Iraq.

Financial Influence: Sistani also has very significant financial clout due to his position as marja. As a marja his followers give him a religious tax (khums, Arabic for one fifth). The redistribution of this tax for the common good is one of the key roles of a marja. Much of this remittance is redistributed through the Al-Khoei Foundation—the largest Twelver Shia development organization in the world that maintains a network of educational and humanitarian establishments for both Shia and non-Shia Muslims.


Quietist Influence: Significantly, Sistani is against the idea of Velayat-e Faqih, suggesting Shia clerics should not get involved in politics. Paradoxically this approach has afforded him very strong influence as a religious leader unsullied by politics. Ali Sistani has used his position of quietist authority to wield influence also as a peacemaker in the turbulent post-invasion Iraq. At a time when Sistani was losing support to Sheikh Muqtada al-Sadr, he showed his sway by arranging a lasting deal between Sadr and US forces at the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf in 2005—a deal that secured the Shrine and pushed for an American retreat. Sistani was vocal about encouraging Iraqis to participate in the 2010 parliamentary elections. He strongly condemned the Baghdad church attack in October 2010 and also advised Iraqi security forces to take more responsibility for the protection of Iraqi citizens. He has strongly supported the new prime minister of Iraq, Haydar al-Abadi, asking him to form an inclusive, strong and efficient government. He has also issued strong statements against DA’ISH, calling on Iraqis to unite against the militants.






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'My America, too.' An Iowa TV reporter is making history as the first to wear a hijab on air in the U.S. — haters or no haters



ROCK ISLAND, Ill. USA: — Tahera Rahman whispers the lines of her script as the Local 4 newsroom bustles around her.

With a few minutes until the 6 p.m. newscast, Rahman may as well be in a bell jar: just her, the crisply folded paper in her hands and her unwavering mission to deliver that night’s top story.

A similar scene was no doubt playing out in local newsrooms across the country. But at the Quad Cities' WHBF-TV, the ripples of a history-making event were still being felt.

With a few seconds to air, Rahman blots her lipstick and secures a runaway piece of hair under her bright white hijab. She straightens the decorative lace cascading down from the headscarf and gently nestles her microphone into its crochet work.

The newsroom quiets. The camera’s light flashes. Rahman is live.

After two years producing the station’s evening news, Rahman recently moved into an on-air role. She's "living her dream" and, in the process, she has become the first woman to wear a hijab while reporting full-time for a mainstream American TV station, according to the Muslim American Women in Media group.

Growing up in the post-9/11 era, Rahman didn’t see people who looked like her on TV. And for years, Rahman was told in both coded and overt language that her hijab was holding her back, that viewers didn’t want to see a Muslim reporter wearing a headscarf on the evening news.

“When people said it was going to be tough, I was just like, I know, but life is tough,” Rahman said. “People live in places where it is hard to even practice journalism in general. I live in America, and I was born and raised with the values of equality and democracy and hard work getting you to your dream, to the American dream.”

Tahera Rahman, 27, folds her tripod after finishing an interview at the Davenport Civil Rights Commission on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Davenport. (Photo: Brian Powers/The Register)

Even as Rahman built herself up, a small voice echoed in the back of her mind, Could they be right? But she never lost hope completely that someone would take a chance on her, and spent weekends shadowing reporters and methodically cutting and re-cutting new audition reels.

For Rahman, 27, her new title marks the end of that long period of rejection and, hopefully, the beginning of a new era for hijabis on television. (A hijabi is a woman who wears a hijab, a headscarf often worn by Muslim women to cover their hair.)

“What I prayed for every night for years is to be able to soften people’s hearts and basically be a light for people in a scary world with a lot of misconceptions,” Rahman said.

While her barrier-breaking moment was met with overwhelming support — including encouraging notes from places as far away as Sweden and Eastern Europe — the station has received a handful of hateful messages.

Within days of her debut, a white supremacist blog posted Rahman’s photo and personal phone number and asked people to call and write Channel 4 until she was taken off the air.

The newsroom is taking precautions to keep Rahman safe, declining to give details, citing security concerns.

But seven hours before the 6 p.m. broadcast, how “haters” are responding to Rahman’s on-air presence is nowhere near the top of her mind.

She’s just beginning her journey to become a celebrated newscaster, and the path to that goal is long and somewhat opaque. But what she does know is every great journalist starts with a great story.

And right now, she needs a story for tonight.





Source: Des Moines Register




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14 stages of love according to the Arabic language

By Rayana Khalaf




Arabs are in a league of our own when it comes to romance. I mean, just look at the ways we express love, we're always ready to sacrifice our skin and bones for the people we love.

Over-the-top demonstration of love goes beyond our everyday conversation, as it is rooted deep within our literature. There is no shortage of epic and fiery poems in Arab literature, brought to us by the likes of Abu Nawas and Nizar Qabbani.

In these poems, we see variations of words referring to love, like "'oshk" and "gharam"... but contrary to popular belief, these words are not synonymous. They each refer to a unique degree of love.

Actually, there are 14 degrees of love in Arabic language. Here they are in increasing order of intensity:



2. Al-Sabwa (Amusement)

"Al-sabwa" is derived from the Arabic word الصبا (al-siba), which means boyhood.
This phase depicts the sweet spot before things get real, when two people are enjoying each other's company without putting a label on the relationship. The "flirtationship" hasn't evolved into a legit relationship yet, but it might.







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.

Using children
Sometimes abusers will use threats and intimidation surrounding any children in the relationship to further their abuse. They may threaten to kidnap the children or send the children overseas to an Islamic country.

Abusers may threaten to marry the child off young or against their will. They may even threaten to use the Islamic legal system to gain custody of the children.

Using the children as a pawn in abusive mind games is a powerful tactic that keeps many victims in abusive relationships much longer than they would like.''

Religious authority figures as part of threats and intimidation
In some cases, abusers will use local imams and other religious figures to further the abuse. “Experts” may be brought in to intimidate the victim into submission and encourage her to stay in the relationship.

There are dozens of other ways that spiritual abuse occurs in relationships. If you want to learn more, I encourage you to read the Muslim Wheel of Domestic Violence by Dr. Sharifa Alkhateeb for more examples.







Islam in the Media 2017

By OnePath Network


By The Numbers

These are the results of a year-long investigation into Australia’s media coverage of Islam and Muslims.

For the entire year of 2017, OnePath Network tracked how 5 of Australia’s biggest newspapers reported on Islam. We wanted to see exactly how the media portrayed the 2.6% of the Australian population that identify as Muslim, and whether or not journalists and columnists were fair in their coverage. This is what we found.


Whilst it isn’t exactly news that newspapers like the Daily Telegraph and The Australian talk about Islam a lot, what is really shocking is just how much they do it. We focused on 5 newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch’s company News Ltd., namely the Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun, the Courier Mail and the Advertiser. In these 5 newspapers alone, we found almost 3000 articles that referred to Islam or Muslims alongside words like violence, extremism, terrorism or radical.

That’s over 8 articles a day in the Murdoch press slamming Muslims. If all of those were put together, that would be a full double-page spread. Every single day.

We also found 152 front pages over the year that featured Islam in some negative capacity. A lot of the time, these articles and exclusives were the featured item, the most important story for selling the newspaper..







OnePath Network



Tony Abbott's stance on Muslim fashion exposes personal hypocrisy
By Roqayah Chamseddine


The morality policing of women's attire is a tiring and endless confrontation that has infested every medium where women are visible; from dress codes to television programming, and even product advertisements.

These prescriptions, both religious and otherwise, exist as a way for admonishers to exert control and reinforce discriminatory power dynamics. Still, what we wear has the ability to reveal not just class markers, and scriptural fellowship, but often allows us the opportunity to divulge snippets of our personality without the burden of words.

It's no wonder then that the existence of "Muslim fashion"—a burgeoning subculture in the clothing industry—has sent heads spinning.

Muslim women, whose autonomy is too often ignored for the sake of perpetuating orientalist stereotypes that feature a demure and faceless entity, are further ridiculed for using lifestyle mediums much like other women: in order to produce a contemporary style that suits their tastes and their personal convictions.

In 2016, photographs showing French police officers towering over a Muslim beachgoer created a media firestorm. The woman in question, a 34-year-old mother of two, had been laying in the sand wearing a headscarf, a long-sleeved tunic, and long pants. She was made to remove her tunic in public, and given a fine which accused her of not wearing "an outfit respecting good morals and secularism".





Hana Assafiri speaks out about her violent past as Muslim child bride


"I didn't want those events to define me, and they don't," Hana Assafiri says.


Hana Assafiri opened Melbourne's Moroccan Soup Bar 20 years ago this June.

Now the owner of two restaurants, she is also the founder of Speed Date a Muslim, a community event to combat Islamophobia.

Since revelations of sexual abuse and harassment have gone viral with the #MeToo movement, Hana Assafiri believes it's her turn to end the silence. For the first time, she shares her personal story of abuse.

Tell me about your childhood.

I was born in Melbourne in 1964. I am the middle of five children, plus I have another sister 17 years older than me. My Dad's Moroccan, my Mum grew up in Lebanon. We spoke Arabic at home because Mum didn't speak English. She felt a sense of isolation and her entire existence was around the family and the home. When I was five or six, we moved to Lebanon. My father travelled to find work and he left us in Lebanon for many years.


Hana (far left) with her siblings and father.

When did the abuse start?

This man was on the scene before I was born. He was married to my older sister so he was always part of the extended family.

I was four when he began to help himself to my body. He had me believe this was a normal part of growing up.

Nobody knew about it. He maintained the secrecy by saying "In our culture, if anyone found out, I would have to marry you". I didn't want to be married to him, so it forced me stay silent.

[Note: The Assafiri family came back to Australia in 1976 when Hana was 12. By then, Hana couldn't speak a word of English, and for a year refused to speak at all at high school. She felt like an outsider, even in her own home. All this time, the sexual abuse continued.]  







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Tania Maria Sakkal - Ahed, you are the promise and the glory








Pakistani human rights campaigner

BBC Asian Network


'Women I think can only go forward in the world... you can be the most bigoted mullah in the world, you are not going to stop them' - Pakistani human rights campaigner Asma Jahangir spoke to BBC Asian Network just before she passed away











It is the usual policy of CCN to include notices of events, video links and articles that some readers may find interesting or relevant. Such notices are often posted as received. Including such messages/links or providing the details of such events does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by CCN of the contents therein.


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Hadji Mohammad Dollie – The Man Who Founded London’s First ‘Mosque’

By AbdulMaalik Tailor

Reading through the biography of Abdullah Quilliam I was surprised to see the mention of a mosque known as Regent’s Park Mosque that opened in 1895. Where could this have been? Who opened it and what happened to the founder? What were the activities of the Mosque?

These questions intrigued me to unearth a Victorian mosque in London and the life of its founder Hadji Mohammad Dollie who passed away in 1906 and who’s death date happens to coincide with UK’s national Visit My Mosque day on 18th February.

Hadji Mohammad Dollie was a son of Scottish father and a Malay mother born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1846. He opened the first “Hanafi” Mosque in Cape Town along with a Dutch convert to Islam in the 1880’s.

He arrived in London around 1895 and took up residency in Albert Street, along with his two sons as it was difficult for them to study in South Africa at the time.

Dollie had been asked by the Muslim community of London who perhaps numbered 200-300, to teach their children Qur’an since he was a hafiz (someone who had memorised the whole Qur’an). He agreed, and from then onwards, he decided to turn his drawing room into a mosque.

From the house-mosque, he would venture to different localities to perform funeral prayers. Within the house-mosque, regular prayers were taking place, including Eid prayers where worshippers would come dressed in their national garb, catching the eyes of the neighbours!

He also offered religious guidance, supporting white English converts to the faith. Inter-racial marriages took place there too. This was a hub for members of the Victorian Muslim community who would hold meetings about concerns that they believed were of importance such as the affairs within the Muslim countries including the Ottoman Empire, often offering supplications for the head of the Islamic State, AbdulHamid the second. This was a place where they spoke with a united voice!

At around 1899 Dollie and his family relocated to 189 Euston Road (the present location of Wellcome Collection) along with the house-mosque. He may have made this move in order to be close to Euston station which would have allowed for an easy commute for other Victorian Muslims in Liverpool including his son Omar.

A reporter at the time who desired to locate the mosque searched intensively for it by asking policemen, postmen, the Ottoman Embassy and Holborn Restaurant. To his surprise, when he eventually was given the address he found an ordinary house with no sign of “Eastern Decorations”. Fortunately for the reporter, Dollie was in and the pair had a conversation about his life and future plans.



The reporter noted how Dollie was concerned about younger Muslims who were arriving to the UK and were being tempted by the vices of society. For Dollie, having a purpose built mosque would provide a solution for the young Muslims to receive guidance from the elders. Dollie cited the example; “If a boy of seven has little knowledge of his faith, it is sad. But when a man of forty has forgotten how to say his prayers — Ah!” and he raised his hand expressively.”

The location of his 50 metre purpose built mosque appears to have been in Russell Square. However, for whatever reason it appears he was struck off from the Merchant’s Association and was unable to work. He sent a three-page letter to The Ottoman Sultan requesting funds to build the mosque.

What happened thereafter in his life is patchy. We know that he worked as a coach builder in 1902 in Shepherd’s Bush Arches and passed away on 18th Feb 1906 at his last house in West Ealing aged 60. He was buried at New Willesden Cemetery, Brent, London.

In his will he recognised once again the importance of knowledge and left his inheritance money specifically for both of his sons’ education. It’s obvious that Hadji Mohammad Dollie not only valued the importance of secular education but also Islamic education, by sending his son Omar to learn under Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam in Liverpool. His son qualified as a doctor from UCL in 1906 and let’s not forget Dollie himself was a Hafiz who opened 2 mosques on 2 separate continents.

May Allah grant our elder Hadji Mohammad Dollie Jannah and our youth the best of Islamic and secular knowledge – Ameen.

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About the author: AbdulMaalik Tailor is a convert to Islam who founded which features Halal travel and Muslim heritage tours & cruises in Britain. He is also Britain’s first professionally Qualified Muslim tour guide.

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Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 23 February 2018

TOPIC"Abstain from Wrong" PART 9

IMAM: Uzair Akbar











Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 23 February 2018

TOPIC: "The Characteristics of a Believer & Self Purification"

IMAM: Maulana Hakim













Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 23 February 2018

TOPIC: "Competition in Doing Righteousness"

IMAM: Mossad Issa










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 23 February 2018

TOPIC: "The Prophet’s sacrifice for us"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar


Summary by Mohideen: Mufti Junaid started off talking about a TV broadcast by SBS about Muslims and advised everyone to watch this program so that you are aware of the status of many Muslims today. He was not happy and was very sad about the current conditions of Muslims. He advised to read the life of our Prophet (pbuh) and practice his sunnah and spoke about sacrificing three things. He was clearly disturbed about how today, the Muslims treat the tablighi jamaat, he said they are our guests but treated as enemies. He also reminded how our Prophet (pbuh) went to Taif to preach and the treatment he got in Taif. He said how Muslims today do not give salaam and are embarrassed to claim as a Muslim. He complained how people do not contribute to the Masjid, people do not have the time to sit for 15 minutes to listen to the daily program after Esha salah, nor do they have time to make Dua. Mufti concluded by advising to practice the sunnah of our Prophet (pbuh) which will benefit in the hereafter. 




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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 23 February 2018

TOPIC: “Amana placed on Mankind" 

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali





Summary by Mohideen: Mufti Naeem started with what Allah says about Amana (trust) he went on to say how the sky, the Earth and the Mountains refused to accept this Amana. Then he explained what is Amana. He also slipped in a joke of a thief going to salah. Mufti recited the story of Moosa (AS) and his stick and linked this to Amana and how Allah shows the Amana in different proportions. He spoke about how humans have a taste of Jannah in dunya. Touched on the renewal of our emaan and explained how our emaan increase and decrease and advised how to keep increasing our emaan. He spoke about Prophet’s (pbuh) advice regarding praying in the first row. Mufti concluded by advising how important salah is and to make sure salah is never missed. 



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107,000 Saudi women apply for 140 passport control jobs


Women gather outside an immigration office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports said Thursday that it has received 107,000 applications after advertising 140 jobs for women at airports and border crossings.

It's the first time the agency has set out to recruit women.

Hiring women is a key part of Saudi Arabia's plan to overhaul its economy, known as Vision 2030.

The huge number of applications, which came in over just one week, suggest women are hungry for jobs in a country where many find it difficult to work or start a business.

The passport agency said the job postings had been viewed more than 600,000 times.

Saudi Arabia is one of the worst countries in the world for gender inequality, including in income, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.

A women wanting to start her own business often has to ask two men to testify to her character before she can be granted a loan or a license. 



Saudi women to start own businesses without male permission

RIYADH (AFP) - Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector.

The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday (Feb 15), also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades.

"Women can now launch their own businesses and benefit from (governmental) e-services without having to prove consent from a guardian," the ministry of commerce and investment said on its website.

Under Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, women are required to present proof of permission from a male "guardian" - normally the husband, father or brother - to do any government paperwork, travel or enrol in classes.

Long dependent on crude production for economic revenue, Saudi Arabia is pushing to expand the country's private sector, including an expansion of female employment under a reform plan for a post-oil era.



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A Man Was Expecting a Delivery During Friday Prayers So He Came Up With a Brilliant Plan To Make Sure He Didn’t Miss It



UK: Foysol Uddin from Burnley was expecting a delivery on Friday but it was scheduled to be delivered at 1pm. However, that coincided with the Friday prayers which he had to attend at a Mosque just minutes away.

So he came up with a brilliant idea.

He put up a note on his door with the message above.

When he returned from the Friday prayers he found the UPS delivery man waiting whilst eating the chocolate bar!


The plan worked and the delivery man thanked him for the chocolate saying it was the first time he saw anything like it. 



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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
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
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

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KB says: Sharing Raeesa Khatree's recipe from her The Great Australian Bake Off appearance. Get the best of both worlds with this focaccia/dip combo.


Eggplant and Caramelised Onion Focaccia


Recipe by Raeesa Khatree from The Great Australian Bake Off




400g strong baker's flour
100g semolina flour
1 tsp bread improver
½ tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
300ml warm water
10g dried yeast
½ tbsp caster sugar

½ cup olive oil
1 small red onion
Eggplant- small baby variety
Cherry tomatoes
Herbs: oregano, lemon thyme, rosemary
Balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper to season

Dukkah sprinkle
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup crushed almonds or almond powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp fennel powder
½ tsp salt

Hummus & sun-dried tomato dip
400g can chickpeas
100ml olive oil
150g sundried tomato strips
½ tsp paprika
2 tbsp water
1 lemon, juiced

Small handful oregano leaves
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
Lemon pepper



  1. For the dough, mix yeast and caster sugar into warm water slowly and keep aside.Whisk flours and salt and make a well in the centre. Once the yeast foams up, pour into flour mixture.

  2. Add olive oil and mix with a large fork. Once all ingredients are well incorporated, turn out onto floured surface and knead well until a soft dough is formed. The dough should be springy when pulled. Lightly oil a large bowl with olive oil and place dough in it. Cover with cling wrap and let it prove in warm place till double in size, approximately, 60 minutes.

  3. For the topping, place washed cherry tomatoes in a lined pan, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, ½ handful of oregano, rosemary and some lemon thyme. Place pan in oven on 180°C to roast for 20 minutes. Leave to cool.

  4. For the eggplant and onion, slice red onion into thin pieces. Pour 4 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and drop in onion and some lemon thyme. Simmer on medium heat for onions to soften. While onions are simmering, slice eggplant thinly preferably with a mandolin slicer and lather with salt for 10 minutes. Stir onions and make sure it is not burning. Once onions are soft, add 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and toss. Rinse eggplant and pat dry. Add to pan with onion and season with salt and pepper. Toss eggplant to coat with olive oil and cook for 10 minutes. Add chopped fresh herbs to pan. Leave to cool.

  5. For the hummus dip, place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until all ingredients are smooth. Season well.

  6. For the dukkah, combine all ingredients except sesame seeds and toast in the oven for 10 minutes on 160°C. Remove from oven and crush with a pestle and mortar. Combine with sesame seeds and keep aside to sprinkle over focaccia.

  7. To assemble the dough, once dough has risen to double its size, gently remove from bowl and press down onto lined and olive oil greased pan. Make dimples with fingers by pressing into dough lightly. Top the dough with the roasted tomatoes, eggplant and onion mixture by spreading gently and making sure olive oil from the mixture seeps into the dimple holes.

  8. Sprinkle dukkah liberally over and leave to rise for as long as possible, making sure there is at least 22 minutes for baking time. Once dough has risen for the second time, place into oven on 220°C and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven once golden on the edges and sprinkle lightly with olive oil. Serve with hummus dip.


Source: LifeStyle


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Fitria Sari

Accredited Practising Dietician & Nutritionist
M: 0406 279 591

"Why Diets don't Work"

Here's the fact put simply: dieting does not work.

Every 'health' or 'fitness' article in the media appear to glorify weight loss. It is always portrayed that thin is healthy, and larger bodies are unhealthy. This has been the black & white fact plastered in our diet cultured society.

But, did you know that dieting to lose weight will do you more harm than good? When I refer to dieting, I am meaning any time that one restricts themselves to small amounts or special kinds of foods/drinks in order to lose weight, or anyone who is attempting to lose weight.

Dieting may induce short-term weight loss, but will cause most people to gain that weight back plus more, over time. In a 2012 long term weight loss study*, it was found that participants placed on a calorie restriction diet lost weight at first. But, in follow up, in the long term there was more weight re-gained. Our body is an amazing creation that has physiological mechanisms to help us fight starvation (Darwin's theory - survival of the fittest right?).

When we focus on weight loss as the solution to achieving good health, we are ignoring every other factor that play a role in our health.

So what should we do instead? Have you heard of the Health At Every Size (HAES) paradigm?

It supports a non-diet approach to achieve health. It is a weight neutral approach which means weight loss isn't considered good or bad, but may be just a side effect.


For any other health questions or enquiries, send me a message or subscribe to my blog.


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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 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:
Control Versus Care

A common dialogue that happens during my couple/ family counselling sessions is as follows:

Family Member 1: You’re always trying to control me. I can’t stand it anymore.
Family Member 2: But, it’s only because I care about you, about our relationship, about our family. Why can’t you see that I care?

It’s easy for people to yearn for certain outcomes in life, whether in a relationship or in life’s other matters. The yearning for these outcomes leads them to display behaviours that make them come across as a ‘control freak’. Any person who demonstrates the behaviours of a ‘control freak’ narrows the lens through which she/he perceives the world, which then constricts her/his mind to only see a single point of view: ‘my way or the highway’. She/he begins to dictate to other people that things should and must and only be her/his way. The intention behind the yearning for the desired outcomes may be kind and caring, however, the execution of actions to achieve those outcomes are often far from kindness and care.

To care for someone is to have regard or liking for the person and to treat them with respect and understanding.
To control someone is to command or dominate them emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Reflect on your own life. Have a heart to heart conversation with your spouse or other family members. Find out if your actions towards them and their actions towards you come from a space of care or control. It is vital that you are able to identify the difference between care and control.

Trying to control people or situations leads us away from completely submitting to ALMIGHTY ALLAH. It also causes anxiety and desperation. This in turn manifests as aggression, frustration and self-sabotaging decisions. No doubt, you will have challenges with people and situations daily in your life. Instead of trying to control them, remind yourself that it is best to control your own response to them. Control your thoughts, your words, your actions. The moment you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Cultivate Care, Banish Control

The following strategies may help you cultivate a caring practice rather than a yearning to control outcomes.






Care Strategy

Spouse - when you feel your spouse is not in alignment with your own thinking/ goals/ desires.

Child - when you feel your child is rebelling.


1. Chat with your spouse/ child to find out what exactly are his/her concerns. Do not be tempted to reply to those concerns. Simply listen and jot them down.
2. Give him/her a hug and tell them you will now think about all these concerns and pray about them.
3. Ask ALLAH to guide you through each of those concerns and help you both find the right way to address them.
4. Demonstrate to your spouse/ child that ALLAH is there to fix these concerns and that you care about maintaining peace in the home while ALLAH guides you both to find ways to deal with these concerns.
5. Find moments together everyday where you both can express gratitude to ALLAH for the peace in your home and the strength, wisdom, patience and guidance that ALLAH gives you daily. Expressing gratitude will increase your peace, wisdom, patience and strength.


In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Pulling Out The Culture Card On Your Teenage Child?


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Q: Dear Kareema, I’m struggling with my weight and was wondering if you have any tips that I can follow to get started?

A: Start with your diet. Make small healthier changes to your diet and go from there.


Remember the 80 to 20% ratio. 80% diet – 20% exercise.

]The safest and easiest exercise to start off with is walking. Build on that by walking further or faster as you go.


Find some challenging walking trails etc. to change things up.


Give yourself a few weeks and re-visit / or reset your goals list. Keep it simple, keep is small, and make sure it’s achievable.

Have fun with your workouts and shape a healthier you.






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Psychiatrist: What do you do when you feel stressed?

Jallalludin: I go to the Mosque.

Psychiatrist: Good, so you pray or meditate there?

Jallalludin: No no no, I just mix-up all shoes  and sandals there and watch people looking for them... Feels awesome.

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An Ayaat-a-Week





Have they not seen the birds, flying in the midst of the sky?


None sustains them except Allah.


In this are signs for people who believe.

[Quran 16:79]


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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).

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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.

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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.


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It's a traditional match making service where you submit your profile and we do the match making.

It's a free service for the sake of Allah

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National Zakat Foundation has had the opportunity to assist our local sisters & brothers right here in QLD.

Sara, a mum with 5 children had been in a violent and abusive relationship for many years. Fearful for her children's well being and hers, she needed to move to a new and safer place away from her husband. NZF helped her relocate by paying for upfront costs. Sara moved to new premises immediately. She and her children are no longer living in constant fear and have started a new and happier life.

David had just lost his business where he had invested a lot of money and with mounting debts and a young family to take care of, he needed help urgently. NZF came to his assistance immediately.

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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah.

I am sure you are aware of the hell that Syrians are going in the face of non-stop bombing of USA, Russia, Israel, ISIS, and you name it.
The ultimate goal is to kill as many Muslims as possible. It is a race that no global leaders want to stop.

Please raise your hands to Allah for the Mustadafeen, helpless sufferers of modern killing machines.

Islamic Society of Toowoomba has decided to collect donations for the recent victims of Syrian war.

Donations should be directed to the Imam Abdul Kader of Garden City Masjid, Toowoomba.

Alternatively, please deposit/transfer your charity to the Comm Bank of Australia:

BSB 06 4459 A/c 1000 3579 (Reference Syria).

May Allah accept your charity for the best of His creation, and protect our helpless children, sisters and brothers in Syria.

Jazak Allah Khair.

Fi amanillah,








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.


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