EST. 2004

 

Sunday 18 October 2020 | Issue 0832

 

 

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An extremely rare hand written copy of the century-old (AH 1329-1330 / 1911 CE.) Hasan Riza Hatti Mushaf-i Serif Qur’an arrived in Toowoomba from Turkey on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

 

It will be displayed in the Toowoomba Mosque Open Day on 14 November for public viewing.


This magnificent, beautiful and awe-inspiring Holy Qur’an was imported into Australia by Toowoomba theologian, bible collector, and curator of the Helon Theology Reference Library (HTRL) George Helon Esq. (a Freeman of the City of London and a Kentucky Colonel) who is an avid supporter of Toowoomba’s Islamic community.

 

 

 

 

 

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Former Imam of the Rochedale Mosque, Sifet Omerovic (55), completed the Brisbane River Run marathon (42km) in the very impressive time of 3 hours 29 minutes finishing in 10th position at a pace of 4.51min/km.

 

 

 

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Within a week, hundreds of thousands of Australians have signed the petition initiated by former Australian PM, Kevin Rudd on Saturday 10 October 2020, calling for a royal commission into Murdoch media empire, naming News Corp a “cancer on democracy” and a “protection racket” for the Coalition holding almost 70 percent of print readership across Australia.

Mr Rudd said that he was motivated by his passion for the country’s future because many people in Australian society, including in rival media, were afraid to speak up for fear of being targeted by News Corp’s media outlets.

He said that the Murdoch family’s media company, News Corp has the power to sway public opinion to protect its own agenda and to damage its political enemies and the concerns was that “Australia’s print media is overwhelmingly controlled by News Corporation” and “this power is routinely used to attack opponents in business and politics by blending editorial opinion with news reporting”.

“A decade ago when my government produced one-fifth of the level of debt – one-fifth the size of [Prime Minister Scott] Morrison’s deficit and still kept Australia out of recession – Murdoch day in and day out would abuse the news reporting to define us as bad economic managers,” Mr Rudd said.

Rudd’s latest move against Murdoch comes after the publication of a media interview by Rupert’s son, James Murdoch, who told The New York Times , that he left the company because he was concerned its newspapers were disguising facts and endorsing disinformation.

News Corp owns The Australian and Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph, Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Brisbane’s The Courier Mail and Adelaide’s The Advertiser as well as suburban newspapers in nearly every state and territory, owning the major newspaper in the Northern Territory, The NT News, and Tasmania’s Mercury.

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On The Religion and Ethics Report with Andrew West

 

Last week we discussed the Saudi government’s effort to export hard-line Islam to Muslim communities around the world. But if Australia’s any example, they’re wasting their money.

A major survey of Muslims here shows the community is increasingly liberal, strongly opposed to violence and warm towards Australian values.

Eighty-seven percent are happy and confident, 92 percent enjoy having non-Muslim friends and workmates.

One of the authors of the study is Associate Professor Halim Rane from Griffith University.

 

 

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Filo

 


Age: 12

State: VIC

At 12-years-old, bubbly Melbourne-based Filo spends most of his spare time in the kitchen. Growing up in Egypt, Filo moved to Australia when he was eight and has always been surrounded by food and cooks – it’s in his blood.

He was first inspired to cook after spending time with his grandfather in Egypt, from about age five. He has also learnt from both his parents who are restaurateurs, having owned a takeaway restaurant in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and a café in Melbourne.

Listing his favourite cuisines as Egyptian and French, Filo says he would love to follow in his dad’s footsteps and open up a restaurant, but he wants his to be fine dining.

Filo says he is looking at Junior MasterChef as another big step along his journey toward becoming a chef, and his competitive streak means that he will always be striving for the top during his time in the competition.

When not in the kitchen, Filo loves soccer, practicing piano and playing with his dog and elder brother, Beshoy, 14.


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Twice boutique follows mainstream designs and adopts them into modest fashion.

 

...continued from last week's CCN

Billion-dollar industry
The global rise of modest fashion has given hijabi influencers like Ms Sari and Ms Sayed a platform and an audience.

Modest fashion typically includes clothing that is stylish yet adheres to religious requirements.

The modest fashion market is worth hundreds of billions of dollars globally.

According to a report by research and advisory firm DinarStandard, Australia was rated the 17th best Islamic economy globally in 2018.

It revealed Muslims, including roughly 565,000 tourists, spent more than $500 million on clothing in Australia in 2018.

The co-owner and designer behind Sydney modest fashion brand Twiice, Mawluda Momin, says she was inspired to start her business after struggling to find modest clothing that was stylish.

"I like to look at mainstream trends and see how it can be adopted into modest fashion," she says.

"Jumpsuits with a modest twist are really popular — so are dresses that are less oversized and more fitted, flattering and feminine."

Along with her sister and a friend, Ms Momin opened a store in Sydney's south-west in 2018.

Since then, they've built a devoted customer base.

"We do find a lot of non-Muslim women and non-hijab wearing women interested in our designs as well," she says.

 



She also says influencers had have helped grow her business.

"Some influencers are purely for exposure and some other influencers are purely for driving sales — they definitely benefit our business."

Two-hour photos
Ms Sari and Ms Sayed say a lot that goes on behind the scenes to capture the perfect Instagram picture.

When out in public, family and friends become unlikely photographers — but the pair also shoot and edit their own shots.

"When I'm collaborating and promoting products for a business, I take the photos myself and it can take up to two hours," Ms Sayed says.

"The audience loves consistency, so I try to post once a day."

But both women say they receive hateful comments online from people who don't agree with their clothing choices.

"I feel like the comments I do get are from trolls, mainly men, who feel as if they have a place to comment on my body and to comment on how I express myself and the makeup I'm wearing, which is absolutely ridiculous," Ms Sari says.

"When I do get them, I literally just block and move on."

 

 

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Topic: ““Allah chose you to become a Muslim. How can you thank him for choosing you?”

In this episode, we are pleased to have SHEIKH AHMED TALAAT as our guest.
Sheikh Talaat hails from Egypt and he is now based in Gold Coast, Australia.

Send your questions to info@BabasHalalKitchen.com

 

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Fitasista is a sports initiative with an Islamic ethos which operates in Teeside.

 

Founded by exercise coaches Amanda Khalid and Louise Marr, FitaSista promotes health and fitness among women.

 

Activities include running, self-defence, outdoor pursuits, and online fitness classes.

 

Ramadan fitness advice sessions are convened annually as is a festive fun run to purchase Christmas gifts for a local hospice or nursing home.

 

 

Many of FitaSista’s activities are suitable for Muslim women requiring female-only spaces for exercise and who may have to also care for children while exercising.

 

At FitaSista faith and fitness belong together and it is with this vision that the sports initiative has raised thousands of pounds through physical activity for local, national, and international charities.

 

From helping a local child purchase a wheelchair to sending aid to Syria, FitaSista raises funds for both Muslim and non-Muslim charities..

 

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Serialized - to be continued in next week's CCN.

 

 

 

 

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OnePath Network: The upcoming islamophobic Netflix release has been labeled as "child-porn". This film needs to be cancelled.


 

 

 

 

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BBC RADIO Asian Network's Big Debate

 

 

Are you surprised that an Indian jewellery ad featuring a Hindu-Muslim marriage sparked a backlash?

The company pulled the ad to protect staff after a violent protest at one of its stores.

 

Haroon facilitates the discussion.

 

 

 

 


 

 

ISLAMIC

 

 

 

 

The Water Which Will Testify For You

 

Tafseer with Sheikh Uzair Akbar

 

 

 

This Sheikh Uzair Weekly Tafseer Lessons.
Sheikh Uzair Akbar speaks about the water that Allah has provided us, and how we can show gratitude for this great blessing. Sheikh Uzair explains the manner in which the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was never wasteful in his use of water and how we can learn profound lessons from this.

 

 

 

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

 

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The emergence of far-right fringe parties in New Zealand is causing concern for Muslims    

 

 

More than 18 months on from the Christchurch mosque attacks - and just days before New Zealand's election - the emergence of far-right fringe parties in the country is sparking fresh concerns for some.

NEW ZEALAND: Two days after New Zealand's worst mass shooting, Anjum Rahman published a searing opinion piece in which she spoke of her "absolute blinding rage".

Ms Rahman, a Muslim activist, detailed how for years she and others had "begged and pleaded ... demanded" the government address "rising levels of discrimination" in the country.

“We had come off the back of a few years of intense advocacy with governments, of meeting after meeting, of raising our issues, of trying to get them to take it seriously,” she told SBS News this week.

“To have this happen after all of that effort, and to have no warning, the lack of preparedness, it felt devastating.

“I heard one of the [survivors] say recently they thought it was a betrayal.”

More than 18 months on since an Australian terrorist killed 51 worshippers across two Christchurch mosques, Ms Rahman said threats and abuse persist.

A recent study by the University of Auckland found hate crimes against Muslims in New Zealand spiked in the aftermath of the massacre, making the country "more, not less, dangerous for Muslims and other minorities".

“For a lot of people there is still a concern," Ms Rahman said.

"A woman reported sitting near the door of a bus to be able to get out quickly. All these other little things they do because they never know, there is still that fear.”

The emergence of far-right fringe parties in the country's election campaign is also doing little to stem their anxieties.

Sociologist Paul Spoonley, an expert on New Zealand's far-right, said such parties are gaining a narrow but alarming degree of support.

“There are four groups in particular, and combined they're not getting more than one to two per cent of the vote," he said.

"[But] we are starting to see some of the views of the extreme right beginning to migrate into this extremely conservative political fringe and get a much larger audience. I still don't think it's a large audience - a few per cent of the population - but it's still very concerning."

Ms Rahman fears in today's climate of misinformation, their support base could grow.

"It's great it's not resonating politically, but it is resonating on Facebook and [they] are building a following," she said.

 

 

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Nobel Laureate slams Macron’s remarks about Islam    

 

 

A prominent Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate has slammed statements by French President Emmanuel Macron about Islam.

“Macron’s attack on Islam reveals intolerance and hatred which is shameful for the head of a state like France,” wrote Tawakkol Karman on Twitter. She added that it is not Macron’s concern to reform religion, least of all Islam. “Muslims alone are concerned with that, and they will do that.”

Karman called on the French leader to speak about Islam with respect and acceptance, instead of inciting against a significant proportion of his citizens who follow the faith.

“Macron has delivered his irresponsible inflammatory speech against Muslims and their religion to satisfy a group of fanatics so that they will vote for him,” she added.

Last Friday, Macron caused controversy when he said that, “Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world today [not only in France].”

 

 

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DATE: 16 October 2020

TITLE: Allah prepares the minds of people before sending the command 

IMAM: Maulana Nizamul Haq Thanvi

 

 

 

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Pictionary in Pakistan with Prince William and Kate Middleton

 

 

 

 

Pictionary in Pakistan! Prince William and Kate Middleton play the fun drawing game with pupils one year on from their visit - as they hear how the students have been affected by Covid-19

 

 

PAKISTAN: One year on from their visit to Pakistan, Kate Middleton and Prince William have spoken to two organisations they visited in October 2019 to hear how they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic - and joined pupils in a game of Pictionary,

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38. first spoke to teachers from the Islamabad Model College for Girls via video call to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted, before joining pupils in the fun guessing game - which asks players to attempt to identify words from pictures drawn by another.

In the adorable clip, which was shared to Kensington Palace Instagram account, and features Kate donning a traditional shalwar kameez with button detail, a pupil can be heard saying: 'We want to play a little game with you. So the game is called Pictionary.'

Up for the challenge, Prince William replies: 'We'll give it a go!'

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In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym

 

 

 


A women’s health club in Kandahar challenges conservative Afghan traditions that vilify exercise for women. Many work out secretly.


KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Homa Yusafzai felt terrible. Her weight was up, she had diabetes and high blood pressure, and at just 27 she felt lethargic and depressed.

Then she heard that Kandahar’s first health club for women had just opened — the miracle she had been waiting for, she thought. Her husband at first refused to let her join. Kandahar is a deeply conservative city, a former headquarters of the Taliban where men still dictate the most prosaic details of women’s lives.

But ultimately, he relented, and Ms. Yusafzai now works out six days a week, straining through hand-weight repetitions and pounding a treadmill. In six months, she said, she had shed almost 50 pounds, lowered her blood pressure and brought her diabetes under control.

“I feel so healthy and I have more energy — I’m so happy,” she said as she rested between workouts.

The health club was opened late last year by Maryam Durani, 36, an indomitable women’s rights advocate who has survived two suicide bombings, an assassination attempt and countless death threats — not to mention harsh public condemnation for opening the club.

The gym has survived, tucked away in a windowless basement inside a locked compound, shielded from prying eyes. It is the latest addition to the Khadija Kubra Women’s Association, run by Ms. Durani with her father’s help since 2004. It includes a radio station, English and literacy classes for women, an Islamic school and a seamstress center that sells clothing made by women.

 


It is rare for Afghan women to exercise, though several women’s health clubs and even two women’s swimming pools have opened in Kabul, the capital. But in conservative strongholds like Kandahar, many men disapprove of women trying to take control of their own bodies.

“Kandahar is a very difficult environment for women,” Ms. Durani said. “We have to be careful and discreet.”

She added: “The club is as much for women’s mental health as their physical health. Almost every woman who comes here is depressed.”

Roughly 40 percent of club members exercise secretly, hiding workouts from their families, Ms. Durani said. Membership had dropped from 60 in the spring to 30 now, because of a three-month coronavirus closure and because some women feared their families would discover their secret workouts.

“My father and brothers said they would kill me if I went to a health club,” said one gym member, who asked to be identified only by her nickname, Tamana.

Tamana, 33, was dressed in white robes traditionally worn for studying the Quran at a madrasa — the excuse she gives her family for leaving home to exercise at the club two hours a day, six days a week. She changes into workout clothes at the gym, hitting the treadmill, stationary bike and hand weights.

“I’m not doing anything wrong or shameful,” Tamana said. “In fact, it’s something that’s made me a happier and healthier person.”

But the gym is constantly in jeopardy. Soon after it opened, it was deluged with profane social media posts from outraged residents. They called it a house of prostitution where whores exercised to make themselves more appealing to men. Mocked and vilified, Ms. Durani was told to close the club and send the women home to their husbands.

“I was shocked that they called my daughter a prostitute — that they said no man with dignity would allow such a thing,” said Ms. Durani’s father, Haji Mohammad Essa, 82, a wiry, white-bearded former teacher who owns the compound that includes the gym.

Club members say they have been harassed and propositioned by men outside the club. A few have been struck by stones thrown by men on motorbikes who threatened to kill them if they continued to visit the club, Ms. Durani said.

Some members always cover their hair with head scarves while exercising — out of modesty or tradition, Ms. Durani said. (A male reporter was permitted to interview women inside the gym, but not during workouts and only while they were fully covered. A female photographer for The New York Times was allowed to photograph gym clients with their consent, but only if they were wearing fully concealing clothing instead of their usual workout clothes.)

“If people see us exercising without being covered, it will create a bad image for us,” Ms. Yusafzai said.

The club employs a trainer who leads exercises and teaches nutrition and dieting. Ms. Yusafzai said she abandoned meat, rice and bread in favor of vegetables and fruit. She no longer ate sugar or chocolate, and had meat and rice just once a week, she said.

Mumtaz Faizi, 32, said her husband had encouraged her to join the gym. After two months on the treadmill and stationary bike, plus situps and hand weight workouts, she had lost 11 pounds and was determined to lose 30 more, she said.

Ms. Faizi said she felt relaxed and free inside the sanctuary of the gym. Even so, she said she did not feel completely free of stress and worry.

“In this society, men create all the problems,” she said. “It’s our culture, not just the Taliban. They’ve been gone a long time, but men still control everything.”

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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!

 

 

 

The CCN

 

 

 

Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up

 

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Rana Ayyub

 

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Gujarat Files is the account of an eight-month long undercover investigation by journalist Rana Ayyub into the Gujarat riots, fake encounters and the murder of state Home Minister Haren Pandya that brings to the fore startling revelations.

 

Posing as Maithili Tyagi, a filmmaker from the American Film Institute Conservatory, Rana met bureaucrats and top cops in Gujarat who held pivotal positions in the state between 2001 and 2010.

 

The transcripts of the sting operation reveal the complicity of the state and its officials in crimes against humanity.

With sensational disclosures about cases that run parallel to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s ascent to power and their journey from Gujarat to New Delhi, the book tells you the hushed truth of the state in the words of those who developed amnesia while speaking before commissions of enquiry, but held nothing back in the secretly taped videos which form the basis of this remarkable read..

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Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

Then simply email the title and author to admin@ccnonline.com.au


CCN's Bookshelf

Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate
No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison
The Baghdad Clock
Saïd the Fisherman
Through The Peacock Gate
English Translation of the Qur'an
Home Fire
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


CCN's favourite books »

 

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KB's Culinary Corner

 

 

 

 

[KB SAYS] Really refreshing.

Pink lemonade

INGREDIENTS & METHOD


 

1 litre water
1 cup sugar
1 lemon

 

 

Cut up with the skin de-seeded

Put in blender n blitz for 15-20 sec (don't blitz more that that....it will become bitter)

Strain

Tint pink with food colour

Add mint leaves and pomegranate rubies
 

 

 

 

Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?

 

Send in your favourite recipe to me at admin@ccnonline.com.au and be my "guest chef" for the week.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Keeping Fit with Kareema

 

 

 

 

 

TOGETHER, LET'S FIGHT GLOBESITY

Kareema

My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786

 

 


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STICK TO YOUR GUNS

 
Making health and fitness changes can be hard work.

 

The key is to back yourself and stick with the changes you’ve decided on.

 

Don’t make too many changes at once – add some variety and make it sustainable.

 

Focus on small goals that will lead to improvements in your health and wellbeing.

 

N-JOY!

 

 

Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

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

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

 

 

 

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The CCN Chuckle

 

 

 

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We couldn’t allot you and your wife nearby seats.
Your seat number is 2A and your wife’s seat is 42D."

Jallalludin: "Thank you very much, do I need to pay anything extra for this service?"
 

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THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET (pbuh)

 

Victory

 

......continued from last week's CCN

 

Most Meccans realized that resistance was futile.

With the exception of some minor skirmishes, Muhammad’s army entered Mecca bloodlessly.

His triumphant return to his birthplace was seen by his followers as the final victory of Islam over polytheism, of truth over falsehood.

The hundreds of idols surrounding the Ka’ba were destroyed, making the sanctuary a place for Muslim worship dedicated to one God.

For many in Mecca, including the leader of the Quraysh, Abu Sufyan, this complete conquest was a sign that their idols were in fact no more than crude sculptures of stone and wood.

They submitted to Muhammad, the man they had oppressed, chased out of the city, and gone to war with.

Muhammad, in turn, proved to be a lenient conqueror.

Most Meccans were left unharmed, a remarkable gesture for a people accustomed to brutal tribal wars that showed no mercy.

Once again, Muhammad was setting the example that his prophethood marked the beginning of a new era with new rules and customs.

The pre-Islamic period of jahiliyyah, meaning ignorance, would forever be left behind.

Muhammad’s return to Mecca is remarkable if only because of the circumstances of his life in the preceding years.

Just eight years after his escape in the middle of the night from his oppressors, Muhammad returned to his hometown as a victorious leader with an army of thousands.

In Mecca, he had gone from a trusted merchant, to an undesirable rebel against polytheism, to a distant enemy, to the benevolent conqueror of his native land.

No doubt his rapid accession to power and his ability to break down old tribal rivalries under the banner of unity in Islam were seen as miraculous and signs of his prophethood by many.

The Muslims of that era, including those who had suffered through the early years of oppression in Mecca and the ones who only converted upon the city’s conquest, thus believed there was something special about Islam.

It was guided and protected by God, in their eyes, and they were on a special mission to spread this true religion to the rest of the world.

This mindset would play a major role in the way Muslims viewed themselves on the world stage throughout their history.

 

To be continued in next week's CCN....

 

 

Source: Lost Islamic History by Firas Alkhateeb

 

 

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Lessons From My Life: Ahmad Totonji (serialized)

 

 

 

    

 

 

Ahmad Totonji’s 35 Principles for Success in Life and Work

 

 

3 Agreement and Disagreement

 

continued from last week's CCN.....


It is quite obvious that we must go beyond outdated discussions and embrace essential ones; we must avoid getting sidetracked by what is trivial and focus on what is essential.

Our societies are in great need of togetherness and harmony, which can be achieved through unity of faith and directing ourselves toward the main issues.

Legal (fiqh) disagreements should not be the things that divide us and tear us apart; rather, they are the result of intellectual efforts to improve.

They are also proof of the critical thinking found among the believers and they underline the wide scope of Islamic rulings (Shariah), which are flexible, merciful and kind.

Many of our fellow believers do not know Islam very well and are very much in need of more knowledge and comprehension.

Perhaps if we all taught ourselves what is needed in order to understand Islam properly, many of the sectarian and scholarly divisions among us would end, for knowledge is the most effective path to eradicating dissension.

Islamic work is open to a wide array of opinions and encompasses a great deal of legal interpretations.

It promotes togetherness, builds brotherhood, and establishes the basis for understanding among the believers.

All of this helps in serving our faith and results in benefitting believers everywhere.

The greatest area of disagreement among those involved in volunteer work relates to the methods of carrying out the work, and has nothing to do with principles and issues of faith. These differences should not become disagreements and/or lead to disunity and discord.

We cannot assume that there are no disagreements among humanity; disagreements are a part of God’s laws of the universe.

Had Allah desired to make everyone have the same ideas, He would have done so; instead, He arranged humanity into communities and tribes so that they may become friends.

 

to be continued in next week's CCN......

 

 

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He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything.

 

That points clearly to a political career.

 

~ George Bernard Shaw

 

 

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My prices will differ depending on your needs and also your experience. Prices will start at around $50 for a CV only for a Graduate Role, to a maximum of $500 for a full package (CV, cover letter, selection criteria and interview coaching etc) if you’re applying for a more senior role.

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Or give us a call on (07) 3053 9102
 

 

 

 

 

Now in Brisbane !!! Halal Wagyu Beef available. We clean and deliver to your doorstep. Taking orders from anywhere in Brisbane and Gold Coast !!! 🧳

Each week we offer something different, from Wagyu Rump to Sirloin to Tomahawks and even Wagyu Fillet

We take orders each week from Monday to Saturday and will have your order ready for you the proceeding week

Contact Details:
* Uzair Shuaib: 0421951959
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EVENTS & FUNCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you tired of reoccurring challenges in your life holding you back from opportunities?


Opportunities to live, grow and contribute to become the best version of yourself and exceed your abilities?

The majority of individuals commonly struggle to find a balance and thrive in their health, psychology, relationships, and finance. Learn and be coached by Allah’s words, to thriving in all facets of your life. Understand His words communicating to you directly and have Him as your mentor.

Don’t settle for good when you achieve greatness.
Be part of the ultimate mentorship program, coaching through the Quran on the Quran Alive

Course Open Day. Step forward to become the best version of yourself.


We’re already over 30% full so CLICK the link below to get your ticket before its too late.


Do not be one of the many who hesitate and miss out!


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Mentorship Program, Coaching Through the Quran | Student Testimonial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Global Muslim Women’s Conference is a series of virtual events focused on showcasing and celebrating Muslim women from all walks of life. It provides an opportunity to listen and speak to one another on a local, national and international level.

The virtual conference provides a space to connect and focus on significant topics affecting the Muslim woman. Its aim is to create meaningful dialogue by sharing unique skills, knowledge, by unlocking strengths and talents to create collective progress.

 

https://www.globalmuslimwomen.com

Facebook https://m.facebook.com/GMuslimwomen

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/global_mw/

Twitter https://twitter.com/globalmw3
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islamic Society of Qld Inc.

 

SAVE THE DATE !
 

 

ISQ has planned their annual Milad Un Nabi Jalsa program on the Saturday 28th of November at the Rochedale Mosque, Eight Mile Plain from 3.00pm.
 

 

The program will conclude at Magrib (around 7.00pm) with a dinner - this will be a strictly RSVP function due to the capacity of the venue.
 

 

More details about the function will be published later. Insha'Allah.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROGRAMMES & WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register here

When: Wed 21st Oct, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Online Via Zoom

**This event has reached full capacity and is booked out. You can still register below, however you will be put on a waiting list and you will be informed if anyone cancels**

Talking about end-of-life matters can be one of the most enriching and fascinating conversations you'll ever have. The online Death Cafe session is a safe space where you will have the opportunity to have an open and honest discussion about death and dying with a death doula.

Presenter Bio:

Mariam Ardati is a Funeral Director, Consultant and Educator based in Sydney. Following an information management pathway and many years working in health-related industries, Mariam developed an interest in the death-care sector. For the past 12 years, Mariam has dedicated her time as both a volunteer and care consultant for a number of funeral services, where she performs the funeral rites in accordance with Islamic tradition, provides spiritual and practical care to the grieving, and assists families through the coroner’s court and its processes. She is passionate about providing compassionate support for individuals and families who may be struggling with the loss of a loved one, particularly after a sudden or unexpected death.

Mariam offers workshops on death and dying from an Islamic perspective to health professionals in government and non-government organisations and community groups, in the hope that this may help support staff to develop more informed approaches to culturally appropriate therapy models and coping strategies for Muslim patients and their families.

Mariam also holds a Health Sciences degree (Health Information Management) from the University of Sydney, and is a Director and Consultant at Sakina Funerals.

There are limited spots available. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY & EDUCATION NOTICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download above guide

 

 

 

Know someone wanting to find out more about Islam?

 

Point them to this site

Alhamdulillah, over many years I have worked with many non-Muslims who have always asked me about Muslims & Islam, and I have shared as much and as best as I could within my understanding and knowledge.


Alhamdulillah I have watch them develop a beautiful understanding of our practices, to the extent I have seen them explain and clarify misconceptions to others.


Once again during this past Ramadan, much was discussed over our staff iftar dinner meeting.

So I decided to document some of this basic Islamic information in a simple to read and understand website and share with my staff and colleagues.


It’s intended to be as simple as can be, whilst still providing a good overview, including some multi-faith interviews which I found very valuable even to me as a Muslim.

Feel free to use and share if you feel appropriate.


I have also shared some of the beautiful Quran recitations and supplications with English translation.

 

DR MOHAMMED IQBAL SULTAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MFS JANAZA


 

Muslim Funeral Services guidelines adopted on dealing with Janazas during this pandemic.

 

This includes the Covid and non-Covid Janazas, for burials in South East Queensland.


https://www.mfs.asn.au/covid-19-janaza.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Southport Mosque Gold Coast
 

 

 

 

 

This is the Southport Masjid in the heart of the Gold Coast Australia where Muslims make up less than 5%.

 

Southport Masjid is the second masjid on the Gold Coast. It was established to accommodate the growing Muslim community. It is situated less than 10 minutes from Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, making it a prime location to also serve the needs of Muslim tourists. There is ample parking and easy access.

 

Because of COVID we cannot fundraise traditionally putting the masjid in grave risk of immediate foreclosure.

 

Help us pay for the masjid before it is forced to close.

 

We are in desperate and urgent need of the masjid to save our community.

 

From protest to piety, from hate to love, from loneliness to community, from ignorance to guidance, from church to masjid, from dunya to akhira.

 

With your help, our desperation will turn to hope. Fight alongside us to save the masjid!

 

Please donate now!

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast needs your help yes help.

 

Please buy a tile at $100 each and be a part

of this great new building.

 

We need 450 tiles.

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising Appeal for Toowoomba Mosque

 

 

 

 

 

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Date

Date

 

Event

(Click on link)

 

 

Organizer

Venue

Contact

Times

1 November

Sunday

 

 

ICQ AGM

 

 

ICQ

 

 

 

10.30AM

14 November

Saturday

 

 

9belated) EID @ DREAMWORLD

 

 

Eidfest

 

DREAMWORLD

0418 722 353

5.30PM to MIDNIGHT

12 March '21 (tentative)

Friday

 

LAILATU MI'RAAJ

(Ascension night)

27th Rajab 1442

29 March '21 (tentative)

Monday

 

NISF SHA'BAAN

(Lailatul Bahrat)

15th Sha'baan 1442

 

14 April '21 (tentative)

Wednesday

 

RAMADAAN

(Start of the month of fasting)

1st Ramadaan 1442

 

10 May '21 (tentative)

Sunday

 

LAILATUL-QADR

(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1442

 

14 May '21 (tentative)

Friday

 

EID-UL-FITR

(End of the month of fasting)

1st Shawal 1442

 

20 July '21 (tentative)

Tuesday

 

EYAWMUL ARAFAH

(Day of Arafah)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1442

 

21 July '21 (tentative)

Wednesday

 

EID-UL-ADHA

10th Zil-Hijja 1442

 

11 August '21 (tentative)

Wednesday

 

RAʼS AL-SANAH AL-HIJRĪYAH

(Islamic New Year)

1st Muharram 1443

 

18/19 August '21 (tentative)

Wed/Thurs

 

DAY OF ASHURA

9th/10th Muharram 1443

 

19 October '21 (tentative)

Thursday

 

MILAD UN NABI

(Birth of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)

12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1443

 

 

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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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)

Australasian Muslim Times

 

 

 

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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