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 Eid-ul-fitr 2020, Eid-ul-fitr Date, Eid-ul-fitr Kab Hai - Holiday ...

 

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19 May 2020

As salaam o’alaikum wrb Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Eid Mubarak to you and your families on this auspicious occasion.


Our Ummah has been fasting, performing noble acts of piety, contributing vast amounts of charity and feeding millions of people across the world, and all this achieved without, in most instances, the structures we are so accustomed to in the form of our masjids.


We sincerely thank Allah swt for granting us yet another opportunity to witness and absorb the immense blessings of this sacred month, albeit under unique circumstances, especially in our lifetime.


There will be no large Eid gatherings this year but let not that take away the joy and happiness of being with close family and celebrating our bounties.


Let us remember all those that are no longer with us this year, those that are ill, those that are living under occupation and in war zones, those that are living as refugees, those that are poor and destitute, for their struggles are also our struggles.


On behalf of the Islamic Council of Queensland I take this opportunity to thank all those that have supported us, and we look forward to your continued support in the months ahead.
 

 

Wasalaam

Hj Habib Jamal
 

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On behalf of the Queensland Police Service, I wish you a wonderful EID Mubarak.

Although we were unable to gather together during Ramadan, I know that the special time was celebrated and cherished by not only the Muslim community but the many friends of Islam within Queensland.

 

I thank you for playing your part in containing the spread of COVID-19, and the sacrifices of not being able to be with extended family and friends at this special time.



It is my hope that in 2021, we can once again gather, to share fellowship and break bread in true friendship and the impact of COVID-19 is a memory. I was especially looking forward to EID Downunder, as I know many of you were as well. It will be wonderful when we can all gather again to celebrate.

To you, your families and all communities – EID Mubarak!

 

Katarina Carroll
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Eid Ul-Fitr is the Muslim festival which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, the end of fasting and a celebration to mark the completion of a month of self-reflection. It falls on this Sunday 24 May 2020.

Writing to you now, I am sharing my inner thoughts and wishing, despite social distancing and the lockdowns of the last few weeks, that I could be in conversation with you all and see you face to face.

Self-reflection requires us to balance our present with our hopes and dreams for the future. Our hopes and dreams often face tough challenges but our religious faith comforts and inspires us so that even in the worst of times, we can have hope in God’s mercy.

As Muslims, we are committed to the lands we live in and want to contribute to the civilised, moral, scientific and greater well-being of society.  This goal will not be achieved unless all of us – scholars, Imams, teachers, families, every segment of society – support the Oneness of our Australian Community as well as the Oneness of God. Our mosques, Islamic centres, community organisations, businesses, all of us  – including the Mufti – must contribute to this. If we contribute to the well-being of society, our actions will show God at work.  This is faith in action.

There has been so much misunderstanding, we all need to put things on a new footing. We all – Muslim and non-Muslim – must dismiss stale outdated thoughts and narrow visions which do not engage with today’s world, and instead work together to offer solutions to address the problems of our society and deal with new challenges as they arise.

Beware of ‘taking a back seat’.  Take a position of leadership and be proactive. Listen to leaders who tell the truth about Islam and don’t distort it. Be a role model for peace, as God asks of us.  Lead by example.

Create an awareness and a sensibility that denounces injustice and transgression in all its forms. Oppression in all its forms is ugly.

Be a part of a movement that calls people to action, nobility and freedom.

Your vote is a privilege, use it thoughtfully and encourage others to exercise their responsibility to vote. Be active in the political space and work for the future of Australia.

Strive to make the security of this land part of your culture and mission. Your contribution to the advancement of Australia is your religious and moral responsibility.  Your land deserves loyalty, affiliation and generosity. Mutually exchange loyalty for loyalty, generosity for generosity, and love for love. This should be your commitment.

Present Islam as a love that embraces the feelings of all people, whose kindness flows to your neighbours and fellow travellers, fellow passengers on the train, colleagues at work and those you meet in all walks of life.

Present the religion of Islam as merciful, offering a panacea for the distress of all human beings, healing for their wounds and cure for their pains.

Present Islam in the form of flowers that fill the land with a beautiful fragrance, which can change the intense heat of a mid-summer day to a refreshing spring afternoon.

Present Islam as a series of thoughts that purifies the earth from the microbes of tyranny, turning the arid desert minds of stubbornness to gardens and orchards of fruits and lush vegetation.

Couple Islam with your thoughts and behaviour so that your daily routine turns into a lively sap that nurtures future generations to be strong and upright, vigorous-minded and independent in thought and judgement. Through this process, the flowers of the future will open, bringing a bright future for our country and the wider community both here in Australia and abroad.

Live Islam as a noble moral code so that people witness Islam in your truthfulness and integrity, your outstanding spiritual, intellectual and moral behaviour and your objective to serve other human beings.

Present Islam as hymns of peace that fill the horizons with the rhythms of love, adorning the heavens and earth with wreaths of peace.

Present Islam as a friend to all human beings. A friend that overlooks our faults when we err, excuses us when we sin, helps us reform when we break down and wipes away the dust from our faces when we fall. The friend who takes you by the hand, helps you stand up and grants you a fresh go, filled with all the purity and glory of life.

Present Islam as a religion that fills our entire existence with vigorous life and motion, filling the human intellect with deep understanding and knowledge. This is the Islam that will build up our spiritual hearts and inner state with solid faith that links heaven to earth, merging the seen and the unseen, the physical and the spiritual.

Present Islam to protect civilisations with the boundaries of good manners, honour and the fulfilment of justice.

Islam is facing a lot of challenges and attempts to screen its light and hinder its progress, perhaps trying to inhibit its growth and to obstruct its path of guidance and light to others’ hearts and minds. The challenges are well known and we don’t need to list them.

Many challenges lack proof and logic, but they use the resources at their disposal in an effective and smart manner – so it is our responsibility to present Islam in its pure and genuine form, not as depicted by forces that harbour evil and hatred. In this way, we can free the true Islam from the violence and aggression which some have falsely charged it with.

Present Islam as a guarantor of human dignity for all human beings. A fortress for civil liberties. An advocate of the oppressed. An opponent of the oppressors. An enemy to poverty, disease, hunger and all that challenges human dignity and breaches man’s honour.

Present Islam as it is: a standard of justice, a means for the protection of people and a rebuilding of the universe. A friend, not an enemy, to reason and logic.  A stimulus to every good purpose and an inhibitor of every evil in people and things. A redeemer of morality and sublime human values. A call to happiness in life, not misery. A call to action that brings guidance and uprightness to life. A call to the tongue, to stop its harm and only speak good so it doesn’t speak except truth. A means of constructing our life, not destroying it. A means of building existence, not corrupting it.

Also present Islam as a character possessing sublimity, a decency that is not blushing, an ascension that rejects decline and deterioration, an honour that rejects compromise and sale. A dignity that rejects abasement, humiliation and disgrace. A loyalty to God that can’t be sold, not for all the gold the earth contains. A call to peace that denounces wars and condemns its brokers. A call to security that denounces violence, terrorism and intimidating people. An oasis of love. An arena that is wide open for thought, culture and whatever else elevates the human being. A way to grow human skills and talents, encouraging and stimulating the creativity of human beings to help progress, and renew and contribute to society. A guidance for people, and a bringer of glad tidings of two happy lives: one here in this life, and the other in Paradise. A means of calling the human mind to ponder and heed guidance. A call to the spiritual heart to believe and find tranquility.

A call to the inner conscience to be filled with love and joy.

This is your religion. Please present Islam as a means of mercy to the entire universe.

I ask God, Exalted be He, to protect Australia: its people, its environment, its freedom, its honour. We ask God to remove tribulations and pandemics from our people and our land.

May God grant you support in fulfilling your duty.

May the peace, mercy and blessings of God always be with you.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad: dribrahim@muftiaustralia.com
Ahmed Hegazi: +61 (0)406 484 543

Jane Jeffes: +61 (0)403 232 134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear CCN Readers,

As we say goodbye to Ramadan for another year, we ask Allah to accept our good deeds and bless us all during this joyous occasion. Thank you for supporting the world’s poorest communities this Ramadan through Muslim Aid Australia (MAA)!

Your donations this Ramadan have reached over 25 countries including Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Palestine and our Rohingya and Uyghur Refugee brothers and sisters.

Thanks to your support we've provided essential Food, Water, Eid Gifts to thousands of families and our Income-generating Gifts will take thousands of families out of poverty, in-sha-Allah!

From the Team at Muslim Aid Australia (MAA), we wish you and your family a blessed Eid day.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Eid Prayers arrangements I Toowoomba


In Toowoomba, we will be praying Eid ul Fitr salat on Sunday, 24 May 2020 at home just before 9am.


Then join online Khutbah at 9am via Zoom

 

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Procedure to offer Eid Prayers at home:


Eid prayer consists of two units (Rakat in Arabic, singular is Raka). The main difference in the way this prayer and any other prayer of two Rakat is performed is the number of Takbirs that are done.


There is no IQAMAH in Eid prayers.


Takbirs is an the Arabic word referring to when "Allahu Akbar" is said and the hands are raised to the ears.


Step 1: Make an intention of doing two Rakat behind the Imam for Eid prayer along with six additional Takbirs.


The First Raka
Step 2: After the Imam has said "Allahu Akbar" the first time, you should raise your hands and follow. This is the first Takbir of the prayer.
Step 3: There will be 3 Takbirs before the Imam starts reciting Quran. Each time the Imam says "Allahu Akbar", you should follow by raising your hands, then putting them on your sides.
After the third Takbir, the Imam will begin reciting the Quran. At that point, you should put your hands on your chest, with your right hand on top of the left.
Step 4: Listen to the recitation of the Holy Quran. The Imam will recite Surah Al Fatiha (the first Surah of the Quran) and then another Surah.
Step 5: When the Imam says "Allahu Akbar" go into Ruku (the bowing position).
Step 6: Stand up straight when he says Sami Allahu liman Hamidah (Allah hears those who praise Him), and say "Rabbana lakal Hamd" (our Lord praise be to You) in a low voice.
Step 7: When the Imam says "Allahu Akbar" go into Sujud (prostration). You will do two prostrations as in normal prayer.
 

The Second Raka
Step 8: The Imam will first recite from the Holy Quran (first Surah Al Fatiha and another Surah.
Step 9: After the recitation, before going into Ruku, there will be 3 Takbirs. Follow the Imam. Raise your hands after each "Allahu Akbar". After the third Takbir, go into Ruku (the bowing position).
Step 10: Stand up straight when the Imam says Sami Allah huliman Hamidah, and say "Rabbana lakal Hamd" in a low voice.
Step 11: When the Imam says "Allahu Akbar" go into Sujud. You will do two prostrations.
Step 12: After this, you sit for the complete Tashshahud.
Step 13: After the Imam ends the prayer by turning to his face to the right first and saying "Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah" and then to his left and doing the same, you should follow.
Step 14: For Toowoomba Muslims, please complete prayers prior to Eid Khutbah (speech) by Imam Abdul Kader at 9am.
 

 

 

 

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Muslim Organisations partner together to provide 100 food hampers to Indigenous Community in Deception Bay.

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 Leading academics and a major Muslim advocacy group voice alarm over bill that would allow questioning of 14-year-olds

 

Minister for home affairs, Peter Dutton

Comment has been sought from the minister for home affairs, Peter Dutton, over criticism of the Asio bill.

 

The Morrison government is facing pushback from leading academics and from a major Muslim advocacy group about new powers allowing the domestic spy agency to question people as young as 14.

The dean of law at the University of New South Wales, George Williams, said the government’s proposed new law was a case of “overreach” and agency powers kept being increased “in what typically is a one-way street without any sense of what the endgame is”.

He said aspects of the bill were “troubling” and were the latest chapter in the continual ratcheting-up of national security laws.

A group advocating for Australian Muslims has also voiced alarm over the bill – which would allow the attorney general to issue certain warrants orally in emergency situations – while calling on the government to explain why it has yet to list any white nationalist groups on the list of terror organisations.

The government introduced a bill to parliament last week that would overhaul the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s existing rules for compulsory questioning – measures that were originally brought in after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.

The bill would broaden the types of ASIO cases that could trigger questioning to include espionage, politically motivated violence and acts of foreign interference – rather than just those regarding terrorism.

The agency would also be allowed to seek to question minors aged 14 to 18 – down from the current age minimum of 16 – but the government argues this would be subject to safeguards, including that a lawyer is present as well as a parent, guardian or other appropriate person.

Williams welcomed part of the bill – the abolition of a certain type of warrant that allowed people to be detained for long periods for Asio questioning – but said that “extreme” power had never been used.

“I think it would have been better to remove that without then embarking on what I think is a further overreach by extending other powers in this area,” he told Guardian Australia.

“We’re really now at the sharp end of the most concerning powers, you know, when you get to intelligence agencies operating in secret, being able to exercise coercive powers with respect to Australian citizens who aren’t even suspected of terrorism.”

Williams said the rest of the bill removed safeguards, made it easier to exercise powers, and extended the reach of the agency.

“This has been the pattern since 2001: a steady increase and ratcheting up of these powers in what typically is a one-way street without any sense of what the endgame is,” he said.

“What is the line we don’t cross? It’s just this gradual encroachment, sometimes faster, sometimes slower.

“It begs a larger conversation about what sort of security powers do we think are appropriate, what are the limits, what is the community happy to put up with? But instead, we’ve just got this ad-hoc legislation which on its own merits is troubling.”

The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network argued the ongoing increase in national security powers was “getting more and more alarming”.

Rita Jabri-Markwell, a lawyer and adviser to the network, said Australian Muslims had already disproportionately suffered as a result of a raft of laws that had been introduced over the past two decades.

“It’s had huge impacts on our community and our trust in the justice system and police. Now they’re talking about reducing oversight … it’s very scary for us but it should alarm all Australians.”

While Asio powers were already very extensive, Jabri-Markwell argued, the government had not yet given any indication “that it’s at all interested in protecting Australian Muslims from the threat of white nationalist terrorism”.

“We have white nationalist terrorist groups listed in the UK, Germany and Canada, and the US has just listed its first one under the Trump administration, and Australia hasn’t got a single one on its proscribed terror list,” she said.

“How is this blind spot happening in Australia?”
The head of Asio has previously revealed that “the extreme rightwing threat is real and it is growing” in Australia and is on the agency’s radar.


Mike Burgess, the director general of security, said in a speech in February that “violent Islamic extremism” remained the agency’s principal concern – but it was also focused on small extreme rightwing cells who met regularly in suburbs around Australia to salute Nazi flags, inspect weapons, train in combat and share their hateful ideology.


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Ms Rita Jabri-Markwell is a Senior Policy Advisor to the Australian Muslim Advocacy Network (AMAN) and a regular contributor to CCN with her opinion piece "Real Chat with Rita".

 

 

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Anver Emon, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and Faculty of Arts & Science, has helped create a Canadian tribute to Islam’s most important holidays.

The director of the Institute of Islamic Studies consulted with Canada Post after it commissioned a 2020 stamp in honour of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, which are celebrated by Muslims around the world, including more than one million Muslims in Canada.

“I think this stamp is a beautiful testament to the way in which Canada tries to position itself with diversity,” said Emon. “It’s small, both physically and as a gesture, but I think it also speaks volumes. It's an act of speech that I think we can all benefit from hearing these days.”

The stamp pays tribute to Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end to the holy month of Ramadan, during which many Muslims fast throughout the day. Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, observes the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest site in Islam.

Often lasting several days, the celebrations include congregational prayers, communal feasts, family gatherings, gift offerings and charitable acts. This year, they begin May 23 and July 30, respectively.

Designed by Toronto’s Context Creative, the traditional greeting of Eid Mubarak – “have a blessed festival” – is written in Arabic calligraphy on a background of layered stars. A total of 1.3 million stamps began circulating on April 24 to commemorate the start of Ramadan. “I think it's gorgeous,” said Emon. “I’ve shared it on Facebook. I've shared it on my various social media accounts.

“What's important to me is that there's a certain level of historical accuracy there. The imagery, the background, the symmetry in design – those all have precedents in Islamic history. And, importantly, they are present in contemporary manifestations of this kind of art form.”

He was also moved by the passion of Canada Post to make this both visually appealing and significant in its underlying message.

“Everybody I interacted with was very serious about the stamp, very committed – and not just to this stamp, but to this whole genre of stamps that symbolize the inclusion of different communities of culture and religion and value,” he said.

“It was one of the most interesting things I've had the privilege to do. As a medieval historian, I focus on the textual tradition and the authors who have long been dead. So working with images, colors, and the committed professionals at Canada Post was a special treat.”

Canada Post issued its first Eid stamp in 2017.


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Zahra Fielding used to think the hijab was oppressive. Now, as a Muslim convert, she proudly wears the headscarf. (Supplied: Zahra Fielding)s

 

When Zahra Fielding downloaded an Ottoman-inspired phone game, she didn't expect it would introduce her to new friends, let alone Islam.

In fact, the game caught her attention because of its suggestive nature.

"When I first downloaded the game, it was out of curiosity, coming across on Facebook ads — and really, intensely wrong ads," she recalls.

"I'm like, 'Surely there can't be a game like this that would do that or talk about women in that way.'"

The app in question, Game of Sultans, is an empire simulation role-playing game. Players strive to become — and remain — the ruler of the Ottoman Empire, so much of the game is about forging alliances and fighting rivals.

Gamers are also encouraged to assemble their harem, choose wives and consorts, and foster heirs. But Zahra says the game isn't as sexist as its publicity suggests.

Once she started playing, she joined a team with female players from Australia and Asia.

"The game came at such an important time in my life, perhaps. I was really lonely and feeling lost," she recalls.

"Like, not happy in my career, not happy in my personal life … I'd been single for a very long time.

"And I just met like a wonderful group of people from different countries that I never would have an opportunity to connect with here."
 

 

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UK's Muslim News readers nominated illustrious men, women, children and initiatives deemed worthy of short-listing for a Muslim News Award for Excellence. The nominees were short-listed by an independent panel of judges who reviewed, deliberated and mused over the list.

 

Over the next weeks, CCN presents a shortlisted candidate who will be treated to a gala evening in the presence of their peers and other renowned guests, when the finalists are announced for the [15] coveted Awards for Excellence.

 

PLESE NOTE: Due to the unprecedented uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic, The Muslim News has postponed its prestigious annual awards ceremony until late UK summer.

 

 

 

Elinor Mair Chohan MBE worked as a nurse for twenty years before turning to the voluntary sector.

 

Among her many current appointments, Elinor is Director of the Miri Roshni Foundation, a registered family charity for the benefit of people in the UK and abroad.

 

Elinor is also Chair of North West Remembering Srebrenica, a position in which she has overseen an annual Civic Remembrance Service at Manchester Cathedral to mark the Bosnian genocide.

 

As Co-chair of the Manchester section of Nisa–Nashim, Elinor helps bring together Jewish and Muslim women in a spirit of cooperation and sisterhood.

 

As Muslim adviser to RECLAIM, Elinor plays a role in a youth-led initiative seeking to promote community cohesion and character building, now being piloted at seven secondary schools in Manchester.

 

Elinor is a trustee of the British Muslim Heritage Centre and was awarded an MBE in 2018.

 

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The 2020 Muslim 500

 

 

 

    

 

Abdul-Malik Al-Houthia

 

Leader of the Houthi Movement



Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi is the current leader of the Houthi political, religious and militant movement in the Sa’dah governorate in Yemen.

Influence
Houthi: The Houthi movement was established in 1992 by Hussein Badr Al-Din AlHouthi, a Zaydi Shia’a scholar and anti-Wahhabi who had written a number of books criticizing Wahhabism and the leading authorities of Yemen. The Zaidis ruled most of Yemen for over 1,000 years until 1962. They believe that Muslims should be ruled only by a descendant of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), whom they call an Imam.

Leader: Abdul-Malik has made major changes in Yemen through tactical and strategic plans that have enabled him to reach the position where he is today. In 2007, he founded the Al-Minbar website and in March 23, 2012 he launched Al-Masirah TV channel.

Taking Yemen: Abdel Malik emerged as a leader after the February 2011 uprising. The Houthi authority seized control over Saada and Jawf provinces in March 2011. Then in 2014, the Houthis seized control over the Demag region in the Saada and Amran provinces and in September 2014 they stormed the capital Sana’a, seizing a large number of ministries and military facilities. He has driven Al-Qaeda out of the regions which the Houthis have taken.

Humanitarian Toll: Since 2015, they have been subject to aerial bombing by a Saudi led coalition. This bombing of one of the world’s poorest countries has led to 10,000 civilian deaths and a humanitarian crisis which has left around 70 per cent of the population (27 million) reliant on humanitarian aid and over a million people infected by cholera. The UK in particular has come under international criticism for its supply of weapons which are being used in the bombardment.

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Towards Demystifying Islamophobia:

A Muslim’s Perspective

 

by Zouhir Gabsi, Deakin University

 

ABSTRACT
Islamophobia has been a recurrent socio-political narrative for some time now, and it has been exacerbated since the aftermath of 9/11. Despite the plethora of studies on the subject, little is known about Muslim scholars’ perception of this phenomenon. This is due primarily to the language barrier since the Arabic language is the code for their discourse.

 

It is essential to consider both Islamic and Western perspectives to understand the problem thoroughly and suggest solutions, as relying on one approach is both biased and uncompromising. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is threefold:

 

First, it explains how Islamophobia should be defined contextually. It frames its arguments within three contexts: a historical setting (Meccan and Madinah period), Islam in the Arab world, and Islam in the West.

 

Second, the paper demonstrates how a Muslim’s perspective contrasts with the Western narrative. It critically challenges some of the arguments put forward in social sciences and intellectual discourses and adopts an unapologetic and non-defensive approach in the treatment of Islamophobia.

 

Third, the paper discusses the variables that affect Islamophobia, such as Western media and terrorism (including state terrorism).

 

Finally, the paper proposes some approaches to mitigating the situation.

 

Over the weeks, CCN highlights extracts from the Australian Journal of Islamic Studies which is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the scholarly study of Islam

 

 

 

 

ISLAMOPHOBIA: A MUSLIM’S PERSPECTIVE

 

...continued from last week's CCN

Ben Tamsuk has also tackled the question about who fuels and benefits from Islamophobia.

 

He maintains Islamophobia has unintentionally empowered extremism. Muslims have been enraged by attacks on their sacred Islamic religious symbols; hence, they have been mobilised globally to attend angry street demonstrations and some cases have led to the burning of flags and assassination of foreign ambassadors.

 

For instance, the publication of abusive pictures of the Prophet serves not only the purposes of extremist groups, but is a pretext to pressure Muslim communities living in the West to assimilate.

 

Islamophobia tends to be inflamed at the time of elections, especially by the extreme right of politics that blames Muslims for problems related to rising unemployment, the spread of crime, terrorism and clandestine migration. Increased economic hardships, recessions and the failure of capitalism have prompted some Western countries to create a virtual and illusory war by doing two things: directing internal public opinion to fight virtual struggles with migrant Muslim communities and blaming these communities for capitalism’s failures.

 

Another strategy is to convince the Western voter that the country’s problems could only be solved by the expulsion of Muslims from Western countries.


It is extraordinary, Ben Tamsuk argues, that these ridiculous and childish fantasies have been promoted to the people and largely ignored the structural corruption of the capitalist system.

 

However, the author adds this ‘Globalized Islamophobia’ (GI) has a direct aim, not hiding behind election narratives. Ben Tamsuk adds that:

GI, as led by the United States and its allies today, harks back historically to the end of the Cold War and the demise of the ‘red’ danger on the global capitalist system. It is only natural the USA aspires to put its hand on all sources of wealth in the world and launch their multinational companies in all directions.

Ben Tamsuk argues, since imperialist countries can no longer use their military power as in Vietnam, they look for other ways to get involved in rich countries and use their resources.

 

Equipped with embedded media, they search for “legitimate justification for its interference in the affairs of other countries.”

 

No one can undermine the role of the media that links Islam with international terrorism.

 

The USA has always supported political Islam in the past; for instance, the Muslim Brotherhood against Nasser, the Taliban against the Soviet Union and Khomeini against the Iranian national movement. In other words, the USA and Britain have found political Islam to be the ideal tool to curb communism and Arab nationalism.

 

After the failure of communism and nationalism, political Islam became a problem and previous loyalties became enemies.

 

The USA created seemingly Islamic groups to soil Islam’s name and foster sectarian division.

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Coronavirus: Afghan girls make ventilators out of car parts    

 

The girls are trying to produce ventilators for a fraction of the market price 

AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team has turned its focus on coronavirus patients - by making affordable ventilators out of car parts.

The teenagers made headlines in 2017 when they won a special award at an international competition in the US.

Now they are racing against time to deliver ventilators by the end of May, at a fraction of the market price.

Afghanistan, reeling from years of war, has a maximum of just 400 ventilators for a population of 38.9 million.

So far, more than 7,650 coronavirus cases and 178 deaths have been confirmed, but the authorities fear the situation could get worse and overwhelm an already fragile healthcare system.

"It's important even if we can save one life with our effort," team member Nahid Rahimi, 17, told the BBC.

Known as the "Afghan Dreamers", the girls come from the western province of Herat, where Afghanistan's first case of Covid-19 was reported.

It's the nation's hotspot for the pandemic because of its close proximity to Iran, the region's epicentre of the outbreak.

The girls, aged between 14 and 17, have built a prototype using a motor from a used Toyota Corolla and a chain drive from a Honda motorcycle.

They say their ventilators will give temporary relief to patients with respiratory difficulty in an emergency when standard ventilators are not available.

"I feel so proud to be part of a team that is trying to do something meaningful to support our doctors and nurses - they are our heroes at this time," says team captain, Somaya Faruqi.

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Blind British Pakistani singer moves millions to tears at Britain's Got Talent show    

 

 

UK: 14-year-old British Pakistani singer Sirine Jahangir moved millions of people to tears and won four yeses from the judges as she displayed her unique vocals at Britain’s Got Talent show on Saturday night and shared with the audience and judges how she completely lost sight in both eyes but never gave up on life and her passion for music.

The four Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams unanimously gave yeses to Sirine.

Appearing on the stage, she told the judges: "It’s pretty obvious that I can’t see. There was a time when I could but now I cannot. Music is my vision. It’s my thing."

Sirine then played piano and sang Gabrielle Aplin’s "Salvation". As she sang through the "you are the avalanche, one world away", the audience and the judges were spellbound listening to her.

By the time Sirine ended the song, most in the audience including the two judges were moved to tears.

The judges were particularly impressed as Sirine told them that she had performed at the school level only and the BGT was a huge stage for her and something new.

"What a sweet girl you are. My heart is melted and you sang beautifully," Alesha Dixon told her. David Walliams told Sirine that she may not be able to see but the whole palladium was on their feet rooting for her.

"I found it so poignant. It was just brilliant. You sang so beautifully," said Dixon, tears in her eyes.

"I think I should be the first person to say yes to you," said Simon Cowell.

While dozens of talented acts appeared on the show, some won approvals and some didn’t but Sirine was the only performer who brought the entire house to their feet in applauding her talent.

Sirine Jahangir is the granddaughter of Sahibzada Jahangir, one of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s oldest friends and his spokesperson on Trade & Investment in UK & Europe.

After the show, Sahibzada Jahangir spoke to The News and Geo and shared his joy and excitement at Sirine's performance.

"Our joy cannot be put in words. Sirine has shown to millions of people what a unique talent she is. She is a confident, super talented and well-liked young girl who wants to spread the message of good in the world. She has beaten odds with positivity and her positivity is making an impact on a big scale as was witnessed on BGT," he said.

“After The News and Geo published her news of making it to the contest, we have received messages of support from thousands of Pakistanis who have taken pride in her achievements. The messages of support have come from Pakistanis of all backgrounds, family, and friends," he added.

Jahangir said Sirine has worked extremely hard to perform before millions of people. "She’s hopeful of making it to the next stages of the show. Since a young age, she has been doing charitable work and in the last four years Sirine has made it a point to do charitable work every week to help others."

Sirine was born in 2005 in London. Until the age of five, she excelled in everything including sports and dancing was her favourite pastime. Her family discovered when Sirine was 5 that she had lost her vision totally in one eye and although the other eye was perfect, there was a danger it may deteriorate.

Sirine lives with parents Kafeel, 48, and Ghizlane, 40, in north London with her brothers Zayn, 13, and Aydin, six.

When Sirine became blind in one eye, her parents became very concerned and did everything they could to get her cured. They took her to India for six weeks where she was given injections in her eye but that didn’t work. When they realized that she might lose sight in both eyes completely, they took her to all the places she wanted to see so she could enjoy the beauty of the world before losing sight.

Sirine said that she wants to spread positivity in the world through the power of music. “If I do well on Britain’s Got Talent, it’s really not because I want to live the life of a celebrity. I’m doing it because I hope to have a bigger platform to spread a positive message about blindness and because I honestly love playing piano and singing. Music is my vision.”

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Italy moves to reopen mosques after historic deal    

 

The Italian government allows mosques and Islamic centers to reopen

 

ITALY: The Italian government has signed a landmark agreement with leading Muslim organizations that will allow mosques and Islamic centers to reopen as part of an easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown.


The protocol was signed at an official ceremony in Palazzo Chigi, the prime minister’s office, as part of Italy’s efforts to reopen all places of worship, including Catholic churches, from May 18, provided sanitary and social distancing measures are enforced by religious authorities.


Mosques, prayer rooms and Islamic centers have been shut, along with other places of worship, since the lockdown began on March 9.

The agreement is the first official act signed by an Italian government with Muslim representatives in the country, and is viewed as a milestone on the road to full legal recognition and acknowledgement by the state.


The protocol was signed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, and representatives of four Islamic organizations — Coreis (Italian Islamic Religious Community), the Great Mosque of Rome, Union of Communities and Islamic Organizations in Italy, and the Italian Islamic Confederation.


Yahya Pallavicini, president of Coreis, described the agreement as “a historic event.”


The protocol establishes “a model of interdisciplinary collaboration,” and confirms “equal dignity and opportunity for prayer in places of worship for Muslims in Italy,” he said.

Muslim associations representing the Pakistani, Senegalese and Bengali communities in Italy also praised the agreement.


The protocol follows several weeks of negotiation between the religious community and the Interior Ministry over safeguards for the reopening of mosques.


Yassine Lafram, president of the Union of Islamic Communities in Italy, told the Italian prime minister that mosques will remain closed for Eid Al-Fitr regardless of the agreement.


“We will not open our mosques and Islamic centers before May 24 when Ramadan will be over. We confirm this decision with great regret, but we believe it is a matter of responsibility,” he said.


Lafram said that lengthy discussions between Muslim communities had led to this “painful decision.”
 

With social distancing a key measure in the fight against the coronavirus, the organization had expressed concern that the country’s small and medium-sized mosques might not be able to enforce safety measures.


In a statement, the organization said: “We renew our call to all communities throughout Italy to adopt our guidelines, aimed at prevention and safety. We are persuaded that our worship places are not yet sufficiently protected and are too risk-exposed to reopen (during Ramadan).


“We invite Islamic communities belonging to our union to keep mosques and prayer rooms closed until after May 24, not to celebrate the collective prayer of Eid Al-Fitr, and to raise awareness and prepare for reopening in complete safety.”


Hassan, a Moroccan grocery shop owner from Rome’s San Giovanni neighbourhood, said he agreed with the decision.


“Our mosques are definitely too small. We had better wait a few days,” he said.


“It will be painful not to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr together in our prayer room as we do every year. We have not met there during Ramadan this year because of the lockdown.


“But all the people I talk to agree that we have to wait. Coronavirus is deadly. We had better stay vigilant. Hopefully we will get together soon. And we will celebrate life and harmony,” he added.

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Hajj to be cancelled for the first time since the founding of Saudi Arabia?    

 

 

Saudi Arabia has given the strongest indication that this year’s Hajj pilgrimage is to be cancelled, calling on pilgrims to delay travel bookings amid uncertainty over the Covid-19 pandemic. Umrah (the non-mandatory pilgrimage) has already been suspended.

Around two million people visit Makkah to perform Hajj, which this year was set to begin in late July, but plans have been thrown into doubt.

The country’s Health Minister, Dr Tawfiq Al Rabia, predicts the number of cases to soar to 200,000 if measures to counter the disease are not followed.

Saudi Arabia has also suspended Tarawih prayers at the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madina during Ramadan. The special night prayers were instead performed mainly with the mosques’ staff.

Saudi Arabia has enforced a lockdown in an attempt to stem the outbreak, and entry to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah has been severely restricted.

The Kingdom’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Muhammad Banten, recommended that would-be pilgrims wait before concluding contracts. “We have asked our Muslim brothers around the world to wait before making contracts until things become clear,” Banten said.

“Under the current circumstances, as we are talking about the global pandemic, from which we have asked God to save us, the Kingdom is keen to protect the health of Muslims and citizens,” he added.

Banten said that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has refunded the fees of Umrah visas to travel agencies after visits to Makkah were suspended late in February.

Though Hajj has been cancelled several times over the centuries, since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s foundation in 1932 it has never missed a year, not even during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1917-18 that killed millions of people worldwide.

Should this year’s Hajj be cancelled, it will be among a list of almost 40 dramatic cancellations since the first in 629. In 865, the hajj was cancelled due to the ‘Massacre on Arafat Mountain.’

During his conflict with the Abbasid Caliphate based in Baghdad, Ismail bin Yousef, known as Al-Safak, launched an attack on the holy Arafat Mountain overlooking Makkah, massacring pilgrims there. The raid forced Hajj to be cancelled.

In 930, Abu Taher al-Janabi, the chief of the Qarmatians heterodox sect based in Bahrain, launched an attack on Makkah. Historical accounts say the Qarmatians killed 30,000 pilgrims and dumped bodies in the sacred Zamzam well. They also looted the Grand Mosque and stole the Black Stone from the Ka’abah, taking it to the island of Bahrain. Hajj resumed a decade later when the Black Stone was returned.

Disputes between the rulers of two caliphates – the Abbasids of Iraq and Syria and the Fatimids of Egypt – disrupted travel to Makkah in 983. It would be eight years until Hajj was held again, in 991.

Not only conflicts and massacres have led to the cancellations of Hajj. A plague from India hit Makkah in 1831 and killed three-quarters of the pilgrims there, who had endured weeks of travel through dangerous and barren lands to perform Hajj.

In a span of almost two decades, Hajj was halted three times, leaving pilgrims unable to head to Makkah for a total of seven years. In 1837, another plague hit the holy city, putting things on hold until 1840. Cholera struck Makkah in 1846, killing over 15,000 people, and plagued its inhabitants until 1850.

Outbreaks returned in 1865 and 1883. In 1858, another global cholera pandemic arrived in the city, prompting Egyptian pilgrims to run away en masse to Egypt’s Red Sea shores, where they were held in quarantine.


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Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic:
Replacing Regret With Gratitude
 

Reality of Regret

To regret is to wish that you had something other than what you have now. It is to spend the present moment wishing it was different. It is human nature to dwell on thoughts that start with ‘What-if’ or ‘I wish I had’.

Regrets can quickly turn into a default setting in the mind if you are not aware of your present moment. Your moment right now is your moment to design your life in a way that will serve your purpose. Moments spent in regret do not serve your purpose – they hold you back and before you know it, a vicious cycle of regrets becomes your default setting. You lose sight of your present moment and forget to appreciate the beauty and serenity of surrendering to ALLAH’s plans for you.

Let us transform ourselves right this moment and cultivate a mindset which replaces regret with absolute gratitude.

How To Replace Regret With Gratitude


1. Praise ALMIGHTY ALLAH for all that HE has already given you. Write down a list of everything you are blessed with.
2. Now, Praise ALMIGHTY ALLAH for all the lessons you have learnt from past experiences, negative and positive.
3. Replace all what-if statements with “Alhumdolillah”.
4. Avoid comparing your life with someone else’s. Your unique abilities and experiences make you different from the rest of the world. Focus on your soulful connection with ALLAH. Increase your own ibaadah and good deeds. Don’t worry about who is saying what and who is doing what. Focus on your deeds, your thoughts, your words.
5. Daily positive affirmations. Consciously choose positive words when talking about your situation. The more you affirm your life positively, the more positive outcomes arise from situations. Refer to the examples below:

 

Situation Negative Self -Talk Positive Affirmation
Money I don’t have enough money yet. Thank you, ALLAH, for providing me with exactly what I need precisely when I need it. Ya ALLAH, you are the only source of rizq and you know what I need and when I need it. I am so grateful for this daily abundance of rizq.
Marriage It’s not going well. Thank you, ALLAH, for my realisation that there are things that I need to reflect upon in my thoughts, words and deeds that contribute to my marriage. I am grateful for the daily realisation that I need to be accountable and responsible for my own thoughts, words and deeds and be responsible for my own choices.
Disobedient children What more can I do? They are so ungrateful. Thank you, ALLAH, for making my children healthy and joyful and keeping them on the straight path. I am grateful that you help me every day to be a good role model for my children.
Job I hate my job. Thank you, ALLAH, for the realisation that my heart is not aligned with my work. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and reflect upon exactly what my heart finds joyful. I place my trust in you that you are guiding me to that. Ya ALLAH, help me to be of service to others in all that I do in my work so that I may please you.
Body Image I don’t like my body. Thank you, ALLAH, for my healthy body which unconditionally breathes for me and allows me to accomplish righteous deeds that may please you.


Someone wise once said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Always remember, you are not your experiences. You are the FORCE that overcomes them.
 


 

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Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past?

 

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Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia.


Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded.

 

This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history.

 

The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonization of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world.

 

Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets.

 

The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day.

 

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English Translation of the Qur'an
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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism
Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious And Ideological Foundations
Islam in Europe
Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World
From My Sisters' Lips
A Long Jihad: My Quest for the Middle Way
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
Step Up: Embrace the Leader Within
The Lebs
British Mosques
From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life
I, Migrant: A comedian's journey from Karachi to the outback


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Q: Dear Kareema, how can I boost my energy throughout the day?

A: As the days are getting shorter, the temptation to hibernate is real.


Don’t allow your energy to take a nosedive, instead fuel your body with food.


Start your day with a breakfast that will see you through most of the morning.


Bananas have a great energy-boosting potential, so try it in a smoothie if you like.
 

Veggie-packed soups and similar nutrient dense foods are a great option during these colder months too.

 

Protein is a good source of energy, so get cooking..

An early morning sweat-sesh will certainly boost your mood and energise you for the day ahead.

 

Getting a good dose of sunshine and fresh air later in the day is one of the best things you can do for a quick burst of energy.

 

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ACADEMY ALIVE ENROLMENTS OPEN

 

The Year of Endless Opportunities, Don't Miss Your OPPORTUNITY.

Make 2020 your year of the Quran.
 

 

https://youtu.be/_CLX92Q5UaM
 

Alhamdulillah, only for Brisbane residents are we so fortunate to have the ability to access Islamic Education on a variety of different platforms.
With registrations CLOSING SOON there are limited spots remaining until classes are at full capacity 2020 with both Full – Time and Part – Time close to capacity.


“The Quran Alive course is the culmination of over 14 years of research and development. Our Academy Alive scholars have tailored, refined and systemised our unique curriculum, producing world class standards of education to suit all learning styles."


View some of our success stories of our students of 2019. 2020 could be your year!


https://youtu.be/L2epDZayGCk

https://youtu.be/i8MvlOuv9ng


Registrations are closing soon – book a consultation call with our Imaams today by clicking the link below!


https://www.academyalive.com/free-consultation



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuraby Masjid Needs YOU!
 

As part of the Masjid's vision to create an active, robust and thriving Muslim community, we are setting up various working groups.

 

These groups include (but are not limited to): Dawah, Technology & Social Media, Youth, Open Days/School Visits, Sisterhood, New Muslim Support.

Please go to the following website to register your interest:

https://www.kurabymosque.org.au/volunteer.html


If you would like to assist the Masjid in any other capacity, please contact us as per the details on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALAM RESPITE CENTRE CURRENTLY HAS VACANCIES

FEEL FREE TO CALL THE COORDINATOR

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:

(07) 3272 8071 OR 0401 971 471

 

 

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Fundraising Appeal for Toowoomba Mosque

 

 

 

 

 

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To claim your date for your event email admin@ccnonline.com.au.

 

Date

Date

 

Event

(Click on link)

 

 

Organizer

Venue

Contact

Times

 

24/25 May(tentative)

Sun/Mon

 

EID-UL-FITR

(End of the month of fasting)

1st Shawal 1441

 

6 June

Saturday

POSTPONED

Eid Down Under Festival
 

 

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)

 

TBA

secretary@icq.org.au

TBA

 

31 July(tentative)

Friday

 

YAWMUL ARAFAH

(Day of Arafah)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1441

 

 

1 August (tentative)

Saturday

 

EID-UL-ADHA

10th Zil-Hijja 1441

 

 

21 August(tentative)

Friday

 

RAʼS AL-SANAH AL-HIJRĪYAH

(Islamic New Year)

1st Muharram 1442

 

 

30 August (tentative)

Sunday

 

DAY OF ASHURA

10th Muharram 1442

 

6 September

Sunday

 

CRESWALK2020
 

 

Crescents of Brisbane

 

Orleigh Park, WEST END

0402 026 786

9AM STARTER'S GUN to 12PM

24 October

Saturday

 

Annual Milad-un-Nabi

 

 

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

 

TBA

0422 433 074

4PM to Magrib

 

30 October

(tentative)

Friday

 

MILAD UN NABI

(Birth of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)

12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1442

 

 

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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RECURRING EVENTS

 

MASJID TAQWAH

Bald Hills, Brisbane

 

 


 

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

 

 


 

SISTERS SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 


 

 


 

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

 

 


 

 

 


 

IPDC

 

 


 

HOLLAND PARK MOSQUE

 

 


 

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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)

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

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

Islamic Society of Queensland Inc. Contact the President, Br.Saiyad Pasha 0432593810 or Snr VP, Hj.Shamim Khan 0403541012

Sisters Support Services Programs and activities for women in need (contact@sisterssupportservices.org.au and 0404 921 620)

 

 

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)

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

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

Al Tadhkirah Institute Madressa, Hifz and other Islamic courses

Centre for Islamic Thought & Education University of South Australia

Hurricane Stars Club Get Active & Have Fun, Confidently!

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