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Sunday 6 January 2019 | Issue 0739

 

 

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Bangladesh Association in Brisbane (BAB) welcomed the New Year with a worthy initiative by handing out food packs to the local homeless and needy.

 

On the New Years Eve, BAB, in association with the Society of Bangladeshi Doctors Queensland (SBDQ) and the Rohingya Support Group Australia, distributed non-perishable canned food and hygiene products to nearly 100 needy people around the Brisbane City area.

 

Around a month-long work, including collection of food, arranging legalities and permissions, the Bangladesh Association in Brisbane Inc. (BAB) successfully arranged and distributed essential supplies for those in need ensuring at least a few days’ worth of food for the 2019 New Year.
 

Seen as just the first of many future programmes under the banner of BAB, this project was well-supported by the Bangladesh community. 

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Rosies - Friends On The Street were also present at the that time to support this initiative. During this time Rosis also carried out their regular Free Coffee & Tea services. The distribution place was Emma Miller Place near Roma Street in the city.

For nearly a month BAB collected canned food and hygiene products through multiple collection points around Brisbane as well as through home visits. A day before, BAB team gathered all foods and made mixed packs for distribution.

The program was announced through social media (Facebook Community Group) and emails and the response of the Bangladesh Community Members was outstanding. 

"As a community group, we worked jointly towards this cause and aim to bring some positive change in the community as well as in the lives of those who are in significant need," JD, spokesperson for BAB, told CCN.

 

 

 

 

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Alhamdulillah, All praise belongs to Allah SWT for allowing our students to graduate from their Quran Translation course on the 22 December 2018.

 

There were eight students who completed the illustrious course, which three of the alumni completed the entire Quran translation in one year, whilst the other students completed fifteen ajza of the Quran.

 

The Graduation Gala was the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work. As mentioned by the students’ testimonies form the evening, there were many sleepless nights on the converted dinner/ study table.

 

As each student spoke of their experience, one thing became more and more apparent, the struggle was real.

 

The hours that had to be put in could not be calculated as students would fall asleep by the Quran, wake up by the Quran and repeat the process throughout the night.

 

This effort could not have been achieved without a true love and passion for the Quran, and only through the mercy of Allah SWT were the students able to be steadfast in their pursuit of knowledge.
 

If you would love to experience the miracle of the Quran first hand , please call Imam Luqman on 0415272864.

 

 

 

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Youth Personal Safety Workshop

In the beginning of the Year-End School Holidays, the Hurricane Stars Club organized two free Youth Personal Safety Workshops, one for boys and one for girls, aged 10 to 17 years old. We partnered with Logan City PCYC and the Southside Academy of Combat in Underwood to present the programs.
 

The program started with Logan City PCYC officers engaging the kids with a variety of practical activities and games that taught the participants important life skills, like how to work together, choosing an effective leader and following a leader's instructions. The participants challenged themselves both physically and intellectually and had fun interacting with the other participants and making new friends.

 

After that, the PCYC officers then shared a presentation about how children should stay safe at home, online and while out and about, which was well-received by the participants because they could relate the points with the games before.

At noon, the participants also was treated to a delicious complimentary lunch provided by the Hurricane Stars Club.

For the second part of the program, the instructors from the Southside Academy of Combat taught the participants a variety of self defense techniques from both the martial arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Indonesian Silat.

 

The kids had so much fun learning new skills and practicing various martial arts moves with each other. We had a lot of positive feedback from parents who said that their children spend the rest of the day talking about what they learned and teaching their siblings and other family members the martial arts skills they learnt.

 

Parents also shared that the personal safety workshops were something much needed in the Muslim community and praised the unique way the program was organised to include interesting games and also physical activities to engage the youths.
 

The Hurricane Stars Club plan to organise more such programs for Muslim teens and children in the future in shaa Allah and we are grateful for the tremendous support shown by the community to our efforts, Alhamdulillah.

 

 

 

 

 

Other School Holidays Activities

 On the 12th of Dec 2018, the Hurricane Stars Club started its school holiday activities line-up with a hands-on workshop for Acrylic Art Painting at the Logan West Community Art Share in Hillcrest, Browns Plains. It was organised specially by our club for Muslim teens and children aged 6 years and older. The participants were guided to try a variety of techniques to paint with acrylic on their own canvasses. Some parents also stayed behind with their children and helped them to make their very own acrylic painting to take home.


The Hurricane Stars Club is partnering further with the Logan West Community Art Share to present hands-on Art Workshops in January which will include Glass Fusing on Thursday 10th of January, Clay Hand Building on Thursday 17th of January and Hebel Carving on Monday 21st of January. This is a specially organised program by our club and all Muslim teens and children are welcomed to register.

For our other school holidays activities, we also successfully organised two sessions of Stories From Quran Workshops for children.


Presented in separate age groups for 6-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds, the participants learned about Surah Al-Fiil and Surah Al-Masad as well as the stories connected to the surahs. Other than learning details of the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from the stories, the participants also learned many lessons that they can apply in their daily lives. After interesting storytelling sessions about the surahs, the participants also enjoyed making hands-on crafts connected to the lessons newly learned as well as fun games and competitions amongst themselves. The participants had fun while also gaining knowledge about Quran and the many gems of guidance that can be taken from it.


The workshops were very well-received by children themselves and also by parents who said their children were able to remember many important details and life lessons learned, Alhamdulillah. We are very happy with the success of this new program and aims to organise more Stories From The Quran workshops in the future.


The Hurricane Stars Club has prepared a line-up of many other exciting and fun school holidays activities in the coming weeks. To find out more and to participate, please register to Farah (0432 046 375) or look out for the poster in Activities section or on our Facebook page hurricane stars club.

 

 

 

 

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By Zia Ahmad

    


A reunion between the Ahmad family and key researchers was organised on Sunday 16 December 2018 in order to get an update on the ISRA research project “A Journey through Australia’s Muslim Heritage: The life and times of Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad.”

The family-friendly event was joined by members of the extended family of Dr Ahmad with presentations from the researchers on the project, Chief Investigator, Dr Mahsheed Ansari, lecturer at Charles Sturt University and Co-Investigator, Ms Katy Nebhan, researcher and lecturer at the University of Sydney.
 

Dr Mahsheed Ansari.

 

The researchers provided an update for the work done during the last one year giving glimpses by means of historical photos and video footage as well as images of important documents that they have collected and archived during the course of their investigation.

They also fielded a number of questions from the audience, most of whom have been interviewed and who had provided a lot of archival materials for the project in terms of documents, photos, videos, publications and audio and video interviews.

The project on Dr Ahmad is one of the three Australian Muslim Heritage projects undertaken by Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation (CISC) simultaneously on history of Muslim community development in Sydney and Melbourne concentrating on the life and times of Sheikh Fehmi Imam, Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad and Dr Abdul Khaliq Kazi, three of the key pioneers in the Muslim Community.
 

Ms Katy Nebhan.

 

The project specifically on the life and times of Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad is a joint venture between Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare (IFEW) and CISC within Charles Sturt University (CSU) and aims to examine this critical period of Australia’s Muslim history through the life and works of Dr Ahmad.

Dr Ahmad was active at a time from 1971 onwards when there were few or no relevant services for the rapidly growing Muslim community in Sydney. This includes places for prayer and worship, access to halal foods, religious education and so forth where he helped with founding key institutions which continue to service Australia’s broader Muslim communities to this day.

Dr Ahmad is a well-known and highly regarded figure within the Muslim community and part of this research is looking beyond his public persona to explore his private struggles, motivations and personal narratives.

Interviews with Dr Ahmad, key members of his family and colleagues, family as well as community documents have been sourced, categorised and analysed and electronically archived in order to identify and document family history and biography with local, institutional and ideological histories and locate Dr Ahmad’s vision within broader historical contexts.

During the course of a year, a lot of materials from Dr Ahmad’s family residence, Dar-ul-Islam in Bonnyrigg have been electronically archived and preserved that will result in a number of publications, books and documentaries shedding light on Australian Muslim history.

The deliverables from this research project will include:

  1. Published biography

  2. Joint paper to be presented at the biennial Oral History Australia Conference 2019.

  3. Plan for exhibition at the Islamic Museum of Australia (late 2019).

  4. Launch biography.

  5. Peer-reviewed journal articles

This research will lay the foundations for a separate future project that will include an in-depth history of Australian Muslim institutions, ‘stand-alone’ oral histories as well as the production of an e-book with embedded oral recordings.

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Convicted criminal and right-wing extremist Blair Cottrell has thrown his support behind a planned Cronulla riots-style rally in Melbourne this weekend.


Right-wing groups promising to unleash a Cronulla-style race riot on Melbourne this weekend are on the national intelligence agency’s radar, with growing fears of the threat posed by a new breed of homegrown extremists.

Community tension is at boiling point in the Victorian capital, with a number of so-called ‘patriots' planning at meet at St Kilda Beach on Saturday to protest African gang violence.

Neil Erikson, a controversial far-right figure who has been convicted for inciting serious contempt against Muslims, is behind the rally, which police say they are watching closely.

He is supported by convicted criminal Blair Cottrell, who runs the United Patriots Front and an underground fight club for men, and once called for a picture of Adolf Hitler to be hung in every Australian classroom.

In a message released on Wednesday, Cottrell launched an attack on the government and media, which he said were working together like “a Communist state”.

“Perhaps diversity isn’t our greatest strength — perhaps all it’s actually doing is dividing and destabilising our society,” the tradesman and bodybuilder said.

“I’ll be uniting with Australian workers … on St Kilda Beach and every Australian patriot I know will be there with me. Rise without fear.”

Some of those who plan to attend have spoken of a desire to mimic the infamous Cronulla riots in 2005, which saw thousands of white nationalists wage mayhem at the Sydney beach.

Victoria Police will have “a strong presence” at the rally and has vowed to come down hard on anyone “looking to cause trouble”.

Increasingly, a number of these groups are being monitored by federal agencies. This is why.

GROUPS ‘POSE A RISK’

The planned rally on Saturday comes after the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation revealed in October that it was monitoring far-right groups.

Duncan Lewis, chief of the spy agency, told a Senate Estimates hearing that right-wing extremism in Australia pose “a threat”.

Mr Lewis warned that individuals were becoming “a little better organised than they have been in the past” and admitted that ASIO was “monitoring” their activities “very, very closely”.

However, he declined to elaborate on specific groups or the extent of their threat to national security for operational reasons.

When asked if ASIO had concerns about some far-right groups and their growing activities, Mr Lewis said: “Yes, we do, and that’s what we’re monitoring.”

“Of course, legitimate advocacy — you might not agree with it — if it is right-wing advocacy that’s afoot, and there’s no violent or foreign interference dimension to it, then that’s not ASIO’s business.

“But if there is the prospect of there being violence or there is some sort of foreign influence dimension to it, then it’s of interest to us.”

At an earlier appearance before the Senate in August, ASIO’s then acting head Heather Cook said the number of young people being drawn to “jihad” in Australia had dropped.

However, Ms Cook said the rise of the extreme right was of concern to the agency and likened it to the risk posed by other forms of radicalisation.

“Similar to radicalising factors in Islamist extremism, young people may be attracted to the type of ideology, messages and methods espoused and used by newer extreme right-wing groups,” she said.


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The iCare clothing bin at the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) house has been removed.

 

Please do not leave clothing at the house.

 

There are clothing bins situated at most Mosques and the Islamic College of Brisbane.

Five bags were left outside the MCF house recently, and the rain affected the clothing which makes it a problem for the people who find it.

We have appreciated your support over the years.

 

However clothing bins are now in most mosque.

 

JazakAllah for helping the needy.

 

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"I struggled with impostor syndrome. Now I claim words like Boss":

 

Amna Karra-Hassan is a pioneer of women's AFL in Western Sydney and a tireless advocate for inclusion and diversity.


Australian-born Amna Karra-Hassan believes she has always had to work twice as hard as a woman, and a Muslim, living in Western Sydney.

Having listened to women's stories across communities, the AFP reform, culture and standards officer insists she is not alone.

“I felt like I had to aspire to impossible standards of success and achievement for people to respect me. Still it is not unique to me, for women in general, the fight [in all aspects of life] is not over,” said Karra-Hassan, speaking on a women's empowerment panel, alongside supermodel Gigi Hadid.

“Research shows that women feel like they need to do 10 times the work even when they are over-qualified, to compensate.

"We need people telling us 'actually you have done enough' to earn a position; we need to be kicking the door down, and when I say ‘we’ I mean collectively as a society, every human being is responsible for driving gender equality.”

As well as her role with the Australian Federal Police, Karra-Hassan, 30, is a diversity activist, advocate for gender parity, and championed change in the AFL. She created what is said to be the first women’s team of the modern era, the Auburn Tigers, in 2011.

Speaking on a panel of high-profile women as part of Reebok’s launch of the Australian #BeMoreHuman campaign, she stressed the importance of corporates, organisations and individuals helping mobilise people to get behind positive social change.

Activism was one of the major themes addressed by the panel which included supermodel and activist Gigi Hadid, who was also here to promote her first design collaboration with the US active wear label (launching December 7), as well as Paralympiac gold medallist Kelly Cartwright, Indigenous choreographer Amrita Hepi and emcee Jules Sebastian.

 


“Online mediums build awareness, but I am worried we are losing our ability to lobby at the grassroots level, or even policy and company level," she said.

"Combining groundswell movements with (personal) narratives or strength and resilience, whether it be your own or a collective experience ... is how you create social impact. Something happens in the belly of a human. Advocacy is also about expanding your knowledge on issues others face so it doesn’t look like just my experience.” she said, adding the Australian Women's March was an important example of powerful advocacy last year.

Karra-Hassan believes that in order for women to excel, organisations and leaders must “assess every environment for their invisible limitations”, while addressing the “unwritten rules” that hold women back.

Pointing out that Australia currently has less ASX 200 represented companies with women on an executive level, she believes from her work in the community, sport and workplaces that “flexibility and openness” are key to breaking down gender barriers.

“If you are the only woman operating at your level in any space, it’s not your problem (it is the organisation's). It is a key personnel risk for any organisation, and enables the wrong kind of culture where women are competing for one spot. It is a system of oppression and one that undermines women,” Karra-Hassan said.

“We all must work towards enabling women, it’s about looking at systems and assessing whether the processes are impartial, fair and objective.

"I think when we are talking about the gender pay gap, we need to look into the lack of access to affordable childcare, into paternity leave and other options that allow women to work if they want to.

“It’s important to speak to the pioneers of women’s movements no matter whether you are in politics, sport or work. "

Women had been laying the groundwork for change in AFL for 100-years before the Tigers team was born, she said, advising those advocating for gender equality in whatever field they were in to "practice celebrating women and know what you are fighting for".


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The Transit Lounge Episode 6:

 

Mohamad Jebara – Islamic Values and Modern Business

 

By any measure of the word, Mohamad Jebara is a true Math whiz.

 

Scoring in the top 0.5 percentile in his year 12 finals, he ventured to take on the toughest Math he could find at university: actuarial studies.

 

By his mid-20s, Mohamad’s genius saw him being named senior partner of a lucrative derivatives trading firm in Sydney.

 

But after just two months, Mohamad dropped it all. Something just wasn’t right.

 

From here on, with a relentless pursuit of value, faith and principles, Mohamad brought Mathspace to the world; a unique start-up changing the way children learn Math through reward-based digital tutoring.

 

We trace Mohamad’s journey from growing up in a Lebanese household of 8 siblings, all the way to the struggles of the start-up space and uncover some gems about practicing Islamic values in the corporate world. 

 

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The Second International Conference on Organ Transplantation in Islam was held at the Western Sydney University on 22 and 23 November.  This conference explored a rare topic in Islamic theological and social scientific discussions; how Islam deals with organ transplantation.

Existing studies on organ transplantation, rare as they are, either look at the argument in support of organ transplantation and donation, or the argument that considers organ transplantation and donation to be prohibited in Islam.  What is missing is a clear and authoritative response to the question of organ transplantation and donation in Islam.  Whether organ transplantation and donation is permissible or not in Islam, robust theological and social scientific discussions are necessary for individuals to make an informed determination

 

Each week CCN presents the abstract and biography of one of the speakers at the conference:

 

 

 

 

 

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Three mosques in Melbourne

 

By Tajuddin Rasdi

 

 

CONTINUED FROM  LAST WEEK'S CCN....

 

 

The Coburg mosque

 

The last mosque we visited was the Coburg mosque a few miles from the city centre.

As I had accompanied the students and prompted them with questions for two days, I decided to leave them to deal with the third mosque on their own.

That night at our hotel, I ordered a briefing on what had happened at the Coburg mosque. The students said near the Zuhr prayers at about 1pm, a few men with long beards wearing traditional Afghan-style robes had come to the mosque. The men immediately asked the students to explain what they were doing there.

When they explained their project, the men refused to allow them in, saying they had nothing to show in their little mosque. They then laughed and said since the students were from Malaysia, they should visit the mosques there which were more beautiful and had more splendid designs. The students could get no further cooperation from them and were forced to leave without entering the mosque.

As part of their research, they then interviewed three non-Muslims who had lived in the neighbourhood for more than three years. None of the interviewees had ever set foot in the mosque or even knew of the Muslims who had been living there for over several decades. The fenced-up, one-storey mosque with its three-storey high minaret stood totally isolated from the rest of the neighbourhood.

We had met Muslims who were open and trying very hard to accommodate their religious life with that of the Melbourne community. But there were also those who appeared more closed-minded, who were given sanctuary via immigration laws by non-Muslims and allowed to make a living but who refused to be part of the community for fear that it would compromise their traditional understanding of the religion.

Later, I found that these Muslims do not even mix with the Muslims in the Islamic Council of Victoria membership.

The purpose of this article is to tell non-Muslims in Malaysia that there is another world of Islam that comes closer to the prophetic Islam. The Umno-PAS Islam is not the one. The Rahmatan-lil-Alamin concept that Muhajid Yusof Rawa keeps spouting does not yet exist in any community in Malaysia.

The seeds for the future of Islam lie in non-Muslim countries like Britain and Australia, not Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei or even Saudi Arabia.

It is the intent of this article to appeal to Malaysians for patience in the midst of the anti-ICERD rally which drew thousands of Malays on a non-issue of Islam. It is also an effort to convey that there is actually another Islam worthy of democracy, worthy of a civil society, worthy of a dignified existence for all, and worthy of a compassionate community humbled by the majesty of God in his mystery, wisdom and love for all.
  

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Australian government’s strategy of vilifying Muslims can be used against all of us

 

By Joumanah El Matrah

 

Having tested the limits of its power to marginalise Muslims, the government is slowly moving to everyone else

 

 

‘Even in the face of irrationality and farce that is now a constant feature of our parliament’s approach to Muslims, community actors have nonetheless persevered in their work

 

While 2018 was not a story about counter-terrorism laws, they brought an uncomfortable focus to a government that accepts no limits to its power to cleave and quarter society at will. The final days of parliament did not institutionalise protections, instead institutionalising fear.

The government used these final days to bully, harass, intimidate and politicise any opposition to an encryption bill allowing security agencies access to our encrypted private messages. While it attacked those who opposed the bill or sought greater consideration of its impact, it also proposed amendments to extend the powers and conditions under the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Act 2015 to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship. It was yet additional evidence of an Australian government with already considerable and unprecedented power in this arena, intending to give itself more.

Terrorism may indeed be an exceptional set of crimes which require an exceptional set of laws and powers, but this government is not prepared to explain, after almost 80 counter terrorism laws, why more are still required.

In 2011, Professor Kent Roach of the University of Toronto, in his comparative study of antiterrorism laws across the US, UK, Canada and Australia, described the Australian government response to terrorism as one of “legislative activism” – in part because Australia’s response exceeded that of Canada, the UK and the US, but also because “Australia’s hyper-legislation strained the ability of the parliamentary opposition and civil society to keep up, let alone provide effective opposition to, the relentless legislative output.”

Since 2001, our failure to mount any meaningful resistance to the unforgiving legislative agenda of the government as it gave itself and its security services unprecedented powers has rested on the belief that those laws would only apply to Muslims. But this view misunderstands both the threat of terrorism and the threat of the laws themselves and what our parliament has become.

It is hard to miss that fear and control are increasingly the defining feature of our government and crossbench.

In the litany of abuses and the raging white noise emanating from parliament about Muslims, commencing with Liberal senator Jim Molan’s sharing of Britain First’s anti-Muslim video, to Pauline Hanson’s numerous stop Muslim migration efforts and her wearing of the burqa in parliament buffoonery, to Fraser Anning’s maiden speech, to the government’s vote on it’s OK to be white – it has all seemed that a particular type of racialised madness has taken hold of both our houses of parliament.

The vilification of Muslims and racial politicalisation of minorities as a political strategy has not remained within the confines of federal parliament, it also became a key feature of the Victorian state election, barely concealed in the rhetoric of African gangs violence and white people hiding in their homes for fear of gangs. Throughout all of this, migration has been presented as a consistent and constant threat to our way of life. This is a picture of us as a nation under attack from strangers within and at our borders.

Having tested the limits of its power to vilify and marginalise Muslims, the government has been slowly moving to everyone else.

A case in point is the government’s decision to force us to vote on marriage equality, something it knew already had our broad support, and as 2018 ends, we are told that the rights of religious groups must be protected from LGBTI children attending religious schools. The halls of power, both religious and political, have now pitted themselves against children.

After the Bourke street attack, prime minister Scott Morrison called on Muslims to do more – in fact he held Muslims partially responsible by suggesting that they were not doing enough. As an experienced minister, he would know that the role of Muslims in preventing terrorism is limited and that communities were already active in that space. Since 2001, Muslim leaders, activists and professionals have acquired a certain political acumen and, even in the face of irrationality and farce that is now a constant feature of our parliament’s approach to Muslims, community actors have nonetheless persevered in their work. Most of them understood that Morrison’s message was not to Muslims but about them, and most of them will continue to work with government, because they see their efforts to ensure social cohesion as a moral imperative, not as a service to the government.

The cost for the Muslim community of constantly trying to placate people’s anger and fear by justifying itself is increasingly apparent. It is rare, especially for Victorian Muslims, to turn their back on a meeting with government. This is a sign not of anger, but of a community that has no hope in the political system.

But the fight here is no longer one about or for Muslims. In allowing our politicians free rein to do as they will with Muslims – criminalise, surveil and pathologise them – those strategies are now available for use not just against minorities, but as the encryption laws attest, all of us. 
 

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How Islam Spread Throughout the World

 

By Hassam Munir

 

 

CONTINUED FROM  LAST WEEK'S CCN....

I: The Spread of the Message
 

Daʿwah
 

Daʿwah, or the act of inviting others to engage with the message of Islam, follows naturally from the Muslim’s obligatory concern for humanity’s success and salvation. “Invite (udʿū) all to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and kind advice” (16:125) is a clear Qurʾānic directive to Muslims.[3] Allāh also informs Prophet Muhammad ﷺ of his mission in the Qurʾān (33:45-6): “O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness, and a deliverer of good news, and a warner, and a caller (dāʿī) to [the Way of] Allāh by His command, and a beacon of light.” After the Prophet ﷺ, every member of the Muslim ummah shares in the responsibility of daʿwah to the extent they are able.

An early dāʿī was Muʿādh ibn Jabal, sent by the Prophet ﷺ to give daʿwah in Yemen and Hadramawt. The importance of this task is indicated in a letter sent by the Prophet to his contacts in Yemen after dispatching Muʿādh, in which he said, “I have sent you my best man.”[4] According to the historian Ibn Ishāq, the Prophet ﷺalso instructed Muʿādh on the manner of daʿwah before he left, including the following: “Be tolerant, not harsh; spread the word, and do not alienate them.”[5] Bukhārī and Muslim also recorded a version of this narration.[6]

Muʿādh was constantly on the move throughout the region, not settling in one place for too long, so as to maximize the reach of his daʿwah.[7] It is noteworthy that this same region soon became the point of departure for traveling scholars and merchants who introduced Islam to many parts of the world, such as Madagascar, parts of Southeast Asia (as discussed below), and elsewhere.[8] As one scholar has noted, “there exists archeological evidence pointing to a Yemeni mosque—what exactly that means is open to debate—in Quangzhou from the eleventh century, and to a tombstone from Mogadishu dated 1358.”[9]

The role of the daʿwah efforts of Sufi Muslims in the spread of Islam is widely recognized. An archeological study of the oldest surviving Islamic monuments in present-day western Kazakhstan concluded that these were “built under the influence of the Sufi strand of Islam, which retained its influence in the Kazakh steppes until the early fifteenth century,”[10] indicating that Sufism played an important role in the initial spread of Islam in this region. This reinforces earlier suggestions of the influence of traveling Sufis such as Abū’l-Hasan al-Kalamātī and Abū’l-Hasan al-Usbānīkathī (both fl. 10th century) in the spread of Islam in Central Asia, particularly during the period of Sāmānid rule (819-999).[11]

Similarly, Sufism played a leading role in the Islamization of Kashmir, a disputed territory in the foothills of the Himalayas with a population that is currently upwards of 95% Muslim.[12] It is difficult to pinpoint the beginning of the Islamization of Kashmir, but there are records of a Syrian Muslim military general arriving there, possibly as a prisoner of war, as early as 711.[13] There are also records of Kashmir’s Hindu kings requesting Islamic scholars to be sent to their courts, ordering the Qur’an to be translated into the Kashmiri language, and employing Muslims in their court administration and army.[14]

However, the more precisely traceable history of Islam in Kashmir dates to 1323, when the Buddhist ruler of Kashmir, Lha (also known as Rinchen), “subjected himself to the teachings of the religion of Mustafa [i.e., the Prophet ﷺ], and the right principles of the truthful path of Murtaza [i.e., ʿAlī ibn Abī Tālib], and embraced the Islamic religion with sincerity and conviction.”[15] Lha (after conversion, Mālik Sadr al-Dīn) was an “inquisitive and alert” young man, “fond of the company of learned men,” and he had been inspired during a meeting with a traveling Sufi scholar known as Bulbul Shah (d. 1327), reportedly because he found that Islam was “simple, free from useless ceremonies, caste, and priesthood.”[16]

Mālik died shortly after his conversion, but not before he helped Bulbul Shah establish a khanqah (a Sufi school) and a langar khāna (community kitchen) that fed the poor of all backgrounds twice a day. Many Kashmiris converted at the hands of Bulbul Shah.[17] One of his students, Ahmad, later became the chief Islamic scholar of Kashmir under Shah Mīr, Mālik’s former chief minister and also a Muslim, who came to power in 1339.[18] Thus began the Shah Mīrī (or Swati) dynasty; his descendants ruled Kashmir for the next two centuries. It was during this time that another Sufi scholar, Mīr Sayyid ʿAlī al-Hamdānī (d. 1385), came to the region to teach Islam, ushering in the second wave of da‘wah to Islam in Kashmir. In addition to Kashmir, the widely-traveling Hamdānī is known for his da‘wah in parts of Syria, Iraq, Khawarzm, Central Asia, India, and possibly even Sarandīp (Sri Lanka).[19]

A prominent example of Sufi daʿwah is that of the Ba ʿAlawi tarīqah (order) started by Muhammad ibn ʿAlī al-Faqīh al-Muqaddam (d. 1255) of Hadramawt in Yemen; hence the Ba ʿAlawis are also referred to as Hadramīs. Due in large part to a shift in trade routes due to the Mongol conquest of Baghdad in 1258 (discussed in detail below), starting in the 14th century, members of the Ba ʿAlawi tarīqah increasingly traveled to the Malay-Indonesian Archipelago via India for trade, migration, and daʿwah.[20] As Ulrike Freitag has noted in her study of Islam in this region, “the emergence of Sufism, and from the twelfth century onwards the Sufi orders, offered religious practices which were attractive to non-Muslims as well. Charismatic Sufis who knew how to read and write, who practiced medicine […] drew Muslims and non-Muslims alike into their circles.”[21]

Other reasons for why the Sufi daʿwah of the Ba ʿAlawi was so effective in this region―given that some 250 million Muslims live in Southeast Asia today―are outlined elsewhere in this article, though more research on their impact is needed. As Syed Farid Alatas has noted, discussion of their daʿwah has been “conspicuously absent in the literature on the history of Islam in Southeast Asia.”[22]

Some indicators of the effectiveness of daʿwah in the spread of Islam are seen in the frantic measures taken by some authorities to try to prevent Muslims from carrying out daʿwah work. The enslaved Muslims brought by early Spanish colonizers to the “New World,” for example, often escaped and ran away, finding refuge in Native American settlements.[23] The Spanish authorities feared both the spread of Islam in their colonies and the prospect of joint African–Native American rebellions.[24] The depth of their anxiety was reflected in the severity of punishments; one runaway slave who was plausibly Muslim was recaptured and boiled to death in Costa Rica in 1540, and two Muslims were condemned (one to death, one to life in prison) in 1560 for “having practiced and spread Islam in Cuzco, Peru.”[25] On five different occasions in the 16th century, Spanish authorities passed legislation in efforts to limit the influx of Muslim slaves into the colonies; they were described as an “inconvenience,” at least partially due to their daʿwah activity.[26]

Following in this tradition, Muslims have given daʿwah in different ways virtually everywhere they have gone, and it is therefore not far-fetched to claim that daʿwah has been the most important factor in the spread of Islam. Every example of conversion to Islam that is described in this article involves daʿwah in some form..

 

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Five Inspirational Muslim Stories of 2018

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The year 2018 was full of memorable moments for Muslims. While some moments were sad, Other moments inspired change in the Muslim community. We have compiled a list of stories that inspired the Muslim Ummah in 2018.

  1. Ali Banat passed away from cancer, after years helping the needy.

  2. More than £150,000 raised for Syrian schoolboy.

  3. Mohamed Salah never forgetting his Muslim roots.

  4. Palestinian medic died trying to save Palestinian lives.

  5. Khabib stands in the face of Islamophobia in the UFC.

 

 

 

 

 

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Young Trump supporters told they need to fight terrorism on college campuses by ‘exposing Islam’ because all Muslims are ‘radical’’

 

Sophia Witt of Turning Point USA.

 

US: Students attending a conservative conference on Thursday were told they needed to “expose Islam” for the “ugly thing” it is.

The conference was held by Turning Point USA, a conservative advocacy group that has gained significant momentum in the Trump era. Its president and founder, Charlie Kirk, is close friends with Donald Trump Jr. and has met with and been retweeted by President Donald Trump.

Kirk’s communications director, Candace Owens, has made headlines in recent months because of her interactions with the rapper Kanye West and her connection to West’s infamous Oval Office meeting with the president. The publicity Owens got in relation to West helped elevate Turning Point USA’s national stature.

Thursday’s event, part of the conservative advocacy group’s annual Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, saw closer links to today’s mainstream conservativism than it did a fringe right-wing movement.


Speakers at the conference included the younger Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, and the British politician Nigel Farage.

Beyond the talks from the main speakers, TPUSA held smaller, breakout sessions hosted by its staff and in some cases other organizations, such as The Heritage Foundation.

Sophia Witt, the director of Israel and Jewish outreach for Turning Point USA, directed the “F U-nity: Addressing Terrorism on Campuses” session at the conference.

Speaking with several dozen young attendees, Witt decried campus groups that claim solidarity with the Palestinians, singling out a group called Queers for Palestine.

Witt said the current academic climate in the US, which she characterized as overwhelmingly anti-Israel, had translated into a situation in which “they’re actually encouraging terrorism on these campuses.”

Read more: Thousands of young Trump supporters are gathered in Florida to hear a simple message: The left hates America and ‘destroys everything it touches’

In a slideshow presentation, Witt said terrorism used to look like the Nazi Party in Germany but today appeared in the form of Muslim students and professors on college campuses.

“I don’t even want to call it ‘radical Islam’ – it’s just ‘Islam,'” Witt said to applause.

“There are pro-Israel organizations telling students to find common ground with the Palestinians,” Witt added. “Screw that – I don’t want to live in peace with you, you’re a terrorist.”

Witt told the young people in attendance that they should reject calls to find unity in debates regarding Israel and the Palestinians. “Stop unifying with terrorists,” she said.

After her presentation, Witt held a Q & A with the students in which she emphasized her strong Jewish roots and expanded on her views, answering questions on the fly.

Witt said “all” Muslims were “radical” and encouraged the attendees to “expose” them.

“There are a lot of ways to go undercover and expose these people,” Witt said.

“We absolutely need to expose Islam,” she added. “It’s not just Islam, it’s Muslims too.”

Urging the audience against believing practicing Muslims could be moderate, Witt said: “They’re painting a really pretty picture for a really ugly thing. They’re allowing us to believe there are moderate Muslims.”

She said that perhaps the only “good kind” of Muslim was a “nonpracticing” one.


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The Majestic Qur’an: A Plain English Translation
 

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Musharraf Hussain

 Review by Rumman Ahmed

 

 

 

Innovative way of understanding the Qur’an

I have, over the decades, read countless English translations of the Qur’an by many notable scholars, all of whom endeavoured to bring forth the meaning of the Qur’an in comprehensible English.

The Majestic Qur’an: A Plain English Translation is translated by Dr Musharraf Hussain, a British Pakistani scholar with over 40 years expertise in Urdu translation of the Qur’an.

He graduated in science and decided to forgo his research career to study Arabic and Islamic studies in a madrasah in Pakistan. He completed his further studies at Al-Azhar University, Egypt’s oldest university and one of the world’s most prestigious Islamic universities.

Reading this translation (which was approved by Al-Azhar and Dar Al-Iftaa) results in a more nuanced and clearer idea about the meaning and context of the surahs (chapters) and the significance of many of the ayahs (verses) contained therein.

To the credit of Dr Hussain, author of the popular Let’s Learn Islam school textbook series, has been able to render the meaning of the Qur’an in plain and contemporary English suitable for the modern world.

“I have used plain English, simple words and avoided archaic words. Instead of translating Arabic idioms I have used English idioms.” The younger readers will find it very accessible and will benefit from many of the features which Dr Hussain has introduced to make it more understandable.

The topical headings highlight the major themes and content of the text. They help in better understanding of what one is reading, especially when sometimes the topic flits from one ayah to another. According to Dr Hussain, the headings are not there to “dictate the interpretation” but to assist in contextualising the passages, allowing “the Qur’an to speak for itself. I believe this is a very powerful way that allows the reader to have a true taste of the Qur’an, to see and to read Allah’s message.”

Over the decades I found this confusing and at times was unable to fully grasp the context in the first reading, but thanks to Dr Hussain’s innovative introduction of topical headings one is now much more able to not only understand and read through the text, but also to understand the context and smoothly surf through the flow of the narrative, or as Dr Hussain explains, “produce a translation that is reader-friendly, free-flowing, eloquent and accurate”.

The introduction to each surah contextualises the time of its revelation and the major themes contained in it. This helps to better explain what one is reading and the footnotes shed “light on the socio-economic, political, historical and cultural environment of seventh century Makkah/Medina in particular and the Arabian peninsula in general at the time of revelation.”

There is also a unique “thought for the day” exhortation and reflective question for the serious reader to ponder upon for one’s day to day living in the margin of the Arabic text page.

It indeed does make one think through the verses and the contents of translated page opposite. This is an interesting feature which no doubt will make many readers pause and ponder.

This reviewer feels that all these new and innovative features will better explain the meaning of the Qur’an to a new generation of English readers. And I strongly recommend Muslim parents and elders gift this edition of The Majestic Qur’an to their children and loved ones. Also, this would be an ideal gift to make to non-Muslims as they too would be able to read and understand this well-crafted translation easily.

The Majestic Qur’an will also help the more reverent readers of the Qur’an to incrementally increase their awareness of their duties and obligations both as Muslims and citizens in relation to their fellow citizens and to other living species in our planet.

Reading the Qur’an regularly, if possible on a daily basis, will enable one to develop her/his worldview. And this will thus facilitate to understand the world we are living in and frame our own moral and ethical responses to the critical issues of the day.

Without understanding the meaning of the Qur’an we cannot develop our own Islamic epistemology to make sense of the world both spiritually and materially. We need the Qur’an as our existential compass in our daily lives.

Many people read the Qur’an for solace and comfort and that is, at an individual level, redeeming. But as Muslims are also part of the ummah (community); we also need to meaningfully understand our collective duties and responsibilities.

The Qur’an will be both our guide and our light to navigate this treacherous world of shifting fads and fashions and understand our own role and purpose in this world. The present world and our stay here is literally a moment in time compared to what is to come which is an eternity.

It is indeed difficult to understand that even if we live to the ripe old age of 100 years, it is nothing compared to the never-ending Hereafter of billions, trillions and zillions of years. Yet, we do get caught up in the here and now and forget how best we can prepare for the Hereafter.

Allah time and again in the Qur’an reminds us of this in many surahs and ayahs. Regular reading of the Qur’an will constantly focus our mind and energise our efforts to prepare ourselves for the real day – the Day of Judgement. Let us all re-dedicate ourselves in trying to understand our role and purpose in this temporary journey on planet Earth and strive harder and prepare more diligently for the final journey beyond.

Hopefully, careful reading and understanding Dr Hussain’s competently done translation will assist us in this process. And may Allah reward the translator for all his hard work and enable and reward the readers in their strivings too.

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KB says: An ideal drink at this time of the year with mangos now available in abundance. 

 

Mango Punch

 

 

  

 

INGREDIENTS &  METHOD

 

Ingredients

• Mango Pulp - 1 can (30 oz) or puree from 5 mangoes
• Sprite or any lemon soda – 2 litres
• Ginger ale – 2 litres
• Vanilla Ice cream – 4-5 scoops
• Orange – 1 (cut into thin circles horizontally) / Strawberries – 5 (chopped) / mint leaves - 10
• Ice cubes – 2 cups

 

 

Method


1. Take a punch bowl and mix all of the ingredients above – mango pulp, lemon soda and ginger ale.
2. Top it with vanilla ice cream.
3. Add the orange circles (or strawberry pieces or mint leaves. These fruit pieces or mint leaves floats on top and makes a beautiful presentation. At the same time it imparts some flavour to the drink.
4. Mix everything together and serve.

 

 

 

 

 

Baba's Halal Kitchen

 

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Stir Fry Beef

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TIME POOR? NO EXCUSES..

 

Smash out a 10min mini-workout:


• Try 1 min of skipping to get your heart rate up
• Walking lunges – 1 min
• Wall squat – 1 min
• Push-ups, triceps-dips, sit-ups – 20 secs each
• Hover / plank – 1 min
• REPEAT ABOVE.. N-JOY!
• All exercises can be altered to suit your needs
 

Don’t forget to stretch for recovery.

 

Re-hydrate

 

TOGETHER, LET’S FIGHT GLOBESITY

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

 

 

 

 

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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:
It’s Never Too Late And You’re Never Too Old

This time last month I was snowed under Nutritional Biochemistry textbooks, studying for six final exams for a degree program I started 18 months ago. I was supposed to study this degree back in 1997. It wasn’t until last February 2017 when I opened a box filled with my old textbooks that I was overcome with the realisation: If not now, then when? If not me, then who?

Twenty years is a long time to catch up with. But so what? Time will pass whether I like it or not. Time, after all, is abstract. The only moment is NOW. The only future is how we accumulate moments of NOW. And the only past is how we waste our moments of NOW on thoughts that stagnate us rather than fill our hearts with love, light, peace and joy.

So, I ask you today to take a moment and reflect on what you have been putting off all these years. What is that one thing you have been yearning to do? What is stopping you from doing it? Because guess what? It’s never too late and you’re never too old. Because really, how old is too old? And how late is too late?

ALMIGHTY ALLAH has blessed you with an energetic body and great wisdom. If anything, the more years you have lived, the better experienced you are to tackle life. All you really need to do is keep your body healthy and your mind alive, curious and creative. Above all else, invest in your spiritual enlightenment. Recite something daily from the Holy Quran and truly practise it mindfully.

Even back in our Prophet’s (SAW) time, it took twenty-three long years for the Holy Quran to be revealed. Every surah was mindfully practised, imbibed and implemented into the daily lives of the sahabas before the next one was revealed. So why are we in such a hurry?

Strategies To Fulfil Your Dreams, Age No Bar

• Write down at least five things you have always wanted to do but haven’t
• Write down why you haven’t done them
• Pick ONE of these five dreams and place it on the top of another fresh page
• Under this new heading, write down how your life will be different if you achieved this dream
• Write down what you can do RIGHT NOW to at least start the steps towards realising this dream
• Write down what you will do for the next 11 days to move forward in realising this dream (repeating something eleven times wires the brain to form a habit. So even thinking about realising this one dream, every day for 11 days will form a positive habit)

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Young Habibullah goes to sit an exam.

 

He looks at the question paper and then suddenly starts stripping.

 

The teacher asks him: "Why are you taking your clothes off?"

 

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Allah! There is no god but He: of a surety He will gather you together against the Day of Judgment, about which there is no doubt. And whose word can be truer than Allah's?
 

~ Surah An-Nisaa 4:87

 

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“Traveling upwards doesn’t require the path to be linear.

 

The path can be paved on hills, too.”

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

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What and When: Oz Sports has been hired for the community's sole use on Saturday 19 January 2019 from 6pm to 8pm.

 

Activities will include netball, soccer, cricket and volleyball all in the name of fun.

 

Teams will be randomly selected and participants will be able to play at least 2 different sports on the night. Salaah facilities will be provided.

 

For food, there will be a sausage sizzle.


Who's Invited:
Everyone! Men, women, boys and girls 4 years old and above are invited to participate. Kids under 4 and non-sports participants are also invited to join us on the night.


Why: The purpose is purely for the community to get together, network and have some fun through sport.


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On 31 December 2017 the only Islamic childcare centre in the whole of Brisbane had to unfortunately close its doors due to the Department of Transport requiring it for their future expansion. To date they are still in the process of securing new premises to continue serving this very important need of the community and the wait continues….
 

In the interim the need is still there. The question most Muslims would be asking themselves is “Where do I send my child so that he/she can learn, grow and develop in an Islamic environment, and establish a sound Islamic foundation?”


Msasa Montessori is a private home based learning centre for 3-5 year olds. The focus is an Islamic based learning environment alongside the Montessori method of teaching. Children will be taught their basic duas, surahs, tasbeehs, stories of the Prophets will be read and enacted, and Inshallah their love for Allah and His Noble Prophet Muhammed S.A.W will develop. Supported by the Montessori method of teaching they will develop their independence and will utilise equipment which will enable them to develop and grow.


Montessori is a method of education based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. The Montessori materials cover developmental activities designed to meet the needs of children in five curriculum areas:
Practical life skills, Sensorial activities, Mathematics, Language and Cultural Studies.

 

By providing such an environment, the children will develop a strong sense of wellbeing and identity as Muslims and they will become confident and involved learners with the ability to communicate effectively and with confidence.


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This is urgent plea to all our brothers and sisters.

 

We have paid a deposit to purchase a church on the Gold Coast to make it into a Masjid, the church is already approved as a place of worship as a Masjid.

 

So far we have raised $2.6m in loans qarz e hasna and donations and are $500,000 short.

 

Our settlement is in just over 1week time. We are pleading pay back in 12 months.

 

We cannot miss out on this church which can accommodate 500 people. We will not get this opportunity again in the middle of Gold Coast.

 

There is only 1 Masjid on the Gold Coast which is overflowing, again I point out we can not miss this opportunity we will never get this opportunity on the Gold Coast again.

 

Please help towards this house of Allah as the reward great - a house in Jannah Insha’Allah.

 

Complete the Pledge Form or please message or contact me...... .

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Water scarcity is a major concern for those living in Yemen, especially those in conflict areas. This has resulted in people seeking water from unclean sources and the spread of water-borne diseases to over 1 million people.

MAA has embarked on a major project to provide water to over 3,000 people by digging an artesian well with a depth of 170m.

The structure will include a concrete reservoir, generator room, and pipes networked to distribute water to local areas.

You now have the opportunity to invest in the construction of this life-saving Sadaqah Jaariyah project for just $50.

Invest on behalf of yourself, your family, and your friends and reap the rewards!
 

 

 

 

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Saturday

 

Muslimah Night Bazaar

 

 MNB

45 Acacia Rd,

KARAWATHA

 

3PM to 9PM

9 March

Saturday

 

Mother & Daughter High Tea

 

Hurricane Stars Club

TBA

0432 026 375

TBA

24 March

Sunday

 

Zaky and Friends Show

 

Hurricane Stars Club

Islamic College of Brisbane,

KARAWATHA

0432 026 375

11AM

2 April

3 April

(tentative)

Tues (EVE)

Wednesday

 

 

LAILATU MI'RAAJ

(Ascension night)

27th Rajab 1440

 

20 April

21 April

(tentative)

Sat (EVE)

Sunday

 

 

NISF SHA'BAAN

(Lailatul Bahrat)

15th Sha'baan 1440

 

6 May

(tentative)

Monday

 

RAMADAAN

(start of the month of fasting)

1st Ramadaan 1440

 

26 May

(tentative)

Sunday

 

LAILATUL-QADR

(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1440

 

5 June 2019

(tentative)

Wednesday

 

EID-UL-FITR

(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1440

 

11 August

(tentative)

Sunday

 

YAWMUL ARAFAH

(Night of Power)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1440

 

12 August

(tentative)

Monday

 

EID-UL-ADHA

10th Zil-Hijjah 1440

 

17 August

Saturday

 

Eidfest @ Dreamworld

 

Eidfest

Dreamworld

0418 722 353

from 6PM

1 September 2019

(tentative)

Sunday

 

 RAʼS AL-SANAH AL-HIJRĪYAH

(Islamic New Year)

1st Muharram 1441

 

           

 

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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SISTERS SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 


 

UMB

 


 


 

 

LUTWYCHE ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION

Masjid As Sunnah

 

 

Every Sunday Quran Tafsir or Islamic Lesson or Arabic Class.
After Magrib
Conducting by Imam Yahia Baej

Children Arabic/Quran Class every Tue-Wed-Thursday after Magrib
 


 

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

 


 


 

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

Download the programme here.

 


 

 

 


 

IPDC

 

 


 

HOLLAND PARK MOSQUE

 

 


 

Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group

 

NEXT MEETING
 

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road, Karawatha QLD 4117



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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Useful Links

 

 

 

HikmahWay Institute HikmahWay offers online and in-person Islamic courses to equip Muslims of today with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to lead balanced, wholesome and beneficial lives.

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque

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

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

      www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)

      www.icb.qld.edu.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)

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

      www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)

      www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions Articles and Audio recordings

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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