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Sunday, 30 October 2005

Newsletter 0051

This issue of CCN is kindly sponsored by

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Next week CCN turns ONE with Issue no. 52


CCN and the team at Crescents of Brisbane


wishes you and your family a joyous Eid




pray that all your Duas during the Holy month of Ramadhan are accepted, inshaAllah

Lailatul Qadr Programme (tonight Sunday 30 October)

The Darul-Uloom in Buranda has set out a program for the night.


After the Taraweeh salaah and Dua Khatamul Quraan, there will be a break for refreshments.


Starting at 10pm is a Tilawat and a children's programme followed by talks by Sheikh Yusuf Abdullah from Saudi Arabia, Moulana Syed Tariq Saheb and Moulana Uzair Akbar.


From 12.30am there will be Qurann Halqah and Asma' ul Husna and then Salatus-Tasbeeh.

Individual Ibadah Salaah-Tut-Tuhajjud will commence from 2.30am until Sehri at 2:30am.


Everybody is welcome.


The Holland Park Update

CCN's embedded mussallie at Holland Park Mosque, The Flying Dutchman, filed in this report from his neck of the woods:


During the last ten days of Ramadan Qiyamul Layl is being conducted by Qari Mehboob Ul Haq from 10pm to 12am. We hope to accomplish the completion of three Qurans in the last ten days.


After the Qiyamul Layl, Imam Uzair Akbar will give a Fiqh talk from 12am to 1am.


Incidentally, around Sehri time you can catch Taraweeh live from the Haram on AsiaSat 3.


For those who don't have a Satellite TV set up, you can log on to Channel Islam (www.ciinetwork.com or www.channelislam.com) and hear it live in audio format.


You can also obtain the live video from

http://www.saudi2.tv/player.php?id=2 and from



And finally.... It seems Imam Uzair is quite the star, his talks will be heard in two continents! We have just been informed that Channel Islam in South Africa will be broadcasting Imam Uzair's talk over there network.



A Ray of Hope for Victims

A cheque of $100 000 was presented to the Fred Hollows Foundation by Rahman Deen to Sue Larsen at the Algester BBQ last night (29 October). The money was raised in a little over two weeks in response the the South Asia Earthquake appeal.


Rahman's cry for help received an overwhelming response from the Southern African Islamic Communities in Brisbane.

Half the sum was raised through the Algester Mosque.


Thanks to the quick response of people like Br. Deen and his supporters, the operation was able to deliver tents, food, blankets, medicines, doctors and medical equipment

Brisbane Eid-Ul-Fitr 2005

ICQ in association with the Islamic Societies in and around Brisbane will jointly host Eid-Ul-Fitr salaah.

If the moon is sighted on Wednesday 2nd November Eid-Ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday 3rd November, inshaAllah. If the moon is not sighted then Eid-Ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday 4th November.

The venue this year is at the Brisbane Muslim School (724 Blunder Road, Durack).


Don't know how to get there? Then click here for a map.



  Master of Ceremonies Br. Suliman Sabdia




President's Address


Address by Imam Uzair Akbar


Imam Abdul Quddoos, explains procedure for salaah


Salaah and Khutbah by Qari Fida-ur-Rahman


Dua by Imam Yusuf Peer


Please take a prayer mat along with you.




Cool Cricket Keepsakes

Eidfest organizers have secured for auctioning several cricket memorabilia from the recent ICC Super Series between the World XI and Australia.



These are just some of the items that will be auctioned on the day:


Match ball


Signed by the


Signed by World XI  team members

Shoaib's shirt

(sweat and all)

(click on images to enlarge)

Chief and Drummers - Ramadhan in Ghana

by Ibrahim Abu Gurunshi


Early Start

The days of Ramadhan begin early in the morning. Around 4.00 am drummers walk round the village from house to house playing their drums and singing to wake everyone up. Then people begin preparing the morning meal - everyone's favourite is soup with "tuo zafi", a soft meal made from maize flour. The fast begins by 4.45 am , and no one eats or drinks till sunset.

Fruit for the Fasting


Just before sunset people gather in our mosque and read the Qur'an as we wait for the muezzin to call the adhan (call to prayer) to mark the end of the fast. People bring fruit and water to the mosque to share with each other. In Ramadhan we like to invite friends and relatives to our house where we share a meal after sunset. The days continue like this until thirty days have passed.


Eid Drums


At the end of Ramadhan we celebrate Eid. The Eid prayer is held in an open field where Muslims from the nearby villages and towns gather. After the prayers, the chiefs ride majestically on horseback while the people follow them playing drums, dancing and singing Muslim songs through the streets until we reach the chief Imam's house. Everyone gathers at the Imam's house to make dua and share some food and drink together.

Before leaving for home, people visit the poor and sick and give them food and money so that everyone can enjoy the day of Eid - rich and poor




Later on in the day children put on their best clothes and visit people in the village. Everyone likes to give them food, money and sweets. After nightfall a few of the elders gather the children together in the middle of the village to tell stories. Sometimes they recount religious stories about the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace), his companions, and famous imams and sheikhs, and other times they tell traditional stories about our tribe and where we came from, our history and the battles we fought in the past.


Source: http://www.ramadhanzone.com/Ramadhanworld/Ghana.asp



[Man-on-the-Mussallaah]: On some mornings during Ramadhan I would have paid good money to have people turn up outside my house at 3am to wake me up with the sounds of drums and singing.


And on another point I wonder how our Imams would react to the suggestion that we all turn up at their homes straight after Eid Salaat. Of course we'd have to keep our end of the bargain and play our drums, dance and sing Muslim songs through the streets until we got there. Any takers?


The Citizens Foundation Earthquake Relief Fund

Several Brisbane ladies have got together to collect funds for the purchase of blankets and tents for the victims of the recent earthquake.


The blankets cost $4 and the tents $135 and these items are being sourced from India and Pakistan and distributed by The Citizens Foundation, a professionally managed, not-for-profit organization. 


You can read the progress they have made thus far.


Please call any of the following ladies if you would like to find out more about the drive or to donate money.


Shamila Goder


Ferial Goodfellow

33494487 0412894288

Nazima Hansa

33478788 0407037928

Julie Hatia

32199027 0417786220


Greetings from CCN Readers


Sincerest EID GREETINGS to one and all. May Almighty Allah accept our fast, our Duas, and all our Ibadah, during this Holy month of Ramadhan.



To Ahmed, Zarina, Aadilah and Zaheer Kadwa

May you have a wonderful Eid, may Allah shower his choicest blessings on all of you. May all your hopes and dreams come true. Eid Mubarrak and lots of Love from The Maheter Family in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thank you Crescents of Brisbane for affording us this opportunity.

Suraia Maheter


Eid Mubarak to all. Here's hoping you all have a festive Eid day with all the blessings.

From Sarfaraz Leeya (Yong Real Estate)


Osama Hammadieh and legal team at Ledger Commercial & Property Lawyers on the Gold Coast would like to wish you and your family a Happy and joyous Eid.


A very happy Eid Mubarak to all our CCN readers

Hamza & Sharifa Parker

To our loyal customers; brothers and sisters all over the world thank you for your magnanimous support. You have been great. Remember us in your duas. Eid Mubarak to one and all.
Omar Khan (Global Convenience)


To all our friends and family in Brisbane

May Allah watch over you and all who you care for and may all His creation say Aameen to your heartfelt duas, dreams and hopes along life's journey. May His love and mercy be with you all on this special day and always. EID MUBARAK.

Abdul Aziz, Zuleikha, Fatima and Omar Gutta; Aadil and Salimah Gutta; Naadir and Razeena Gutta



The Principal and Staff of Cranstoun & Hussein would like to wish all the Muslim brothers and sisters a very happy EID MUBARAK.

Yusuf Hussein

Our wish is that all our Family,Friends and all the muslim ummah have a very special Eid -ul Fitr Inshallah. May the day be joyous and peaceful and filled with the knowledge that we have tried our best during the month of Ramadaan Inshallah !!
Al - Wadah ya Ramadaan !! we are sad you have left us . Mayhideen wa Fa - izeen Eidul - Fitr !!
We think and make Duah for all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters Globally , who are enduring extreme circmstances and who may not even be able to celebrate and have a Joyous Eid .Our hearts and minds go out to them . Their Pain is Our Pain!!!
With Love ,Salaams and Respect to Everyone !!
Jazakallah Gheir for this opportunity!!
Yusuf, Faiza, Yasir and Soofia Diedericks (Gold Coast) .

To all Brothers & Sisters in Islam, Asslarm Alaikum

We would like to wish you all a Happy Eid Mubarak

Thank you for all your support in the past & we look forward to serving you in the future InnshallahFrom

Hajji Hussin Goss

Fresh out of the mubarak month of Ramadhan, when you fasted all day for your Rabb and when you stood for long periods at night in prayer exalting your Lord and Master, Almighty ALLAH has given you a day for celebration
Wishing all CCN readers, our family and friends both here and overseas, a joyous EID MUBARAK
May ALLAH ( SWT ) grant our our duas and fulfil all our wishes and needs, may HE take away our sorrows and hardships and may HE increase our unity and respect for each other, and may we in return continue strengthening our spiritual bond to ALLAH ( SWT ). Ameen.
Salaams from Nazir, Hawa, Razia, Ziyaad and the team from Compton Road Dental

Eid Mubarak to all our family and friends. We wish you well after the fast and may Allah accept our fastng and duas made in the holy month of Ramadaan.
Salaams to all
Ebrahim & Shireen Esat and family


EID MUBARAK to all our CCN Readers, Family & Dear Friends.

May you all enjoy this day of celebration which Allah (SWT) has bestowed on us after the  blessed month of Ramadaan. Let us make dua for all the people who were affected by the recent earthquakes that Allah (SWT) grant them and all those who are in need, relief from this calamity and the strength to bear their great losses. May Allah (SWT) also grant us the strength  to help them in whatever way we can, inshaallah.

From Nazima Hansa and Family and her team at Remax


May I take this opportunity to wish you, your family, friends and loved ones, A Happy, Blessed and Peaceful Eid ...
May Allah's mercy and blessings be with you on this Eid day and throughout the year,
May all your good deeds & du'as be accepted, wishes fulfilled and all your sins forgiven.
May our hearts also remember those who have passed on....May He grant relief to those in need, May Allah (swt) ease the plight of so many that are downtrodden & oppressed ...May Allah grant Shi'fa to those that are ill.
and May Allah grant us the strength to help those less fortunate AMEEN!
Imraan, Safia, Nabil, Faatimah & Zaheera Casoojee


To all the Crescents Community
Mrs Fields Myer Centre wishes you a very joyous and pleasant Eid Mubarak !
May the Almighty accept all our fasts and prayers during the mubarak month of Ramadan and always shower his choicest blessings upon the entire Ummaah ! Aameen.
Eid Mubarak.
Jams and the Mrs Fields team

Insha Allah each and everyone of our family, friends and acquaintances have a wonderful Eid and receive the greatest blessings from Allah (All praise is due to Him).


Rubana, Ruhee, Nooree & Ismail Moola


To All Our Family and Friends
Wishing you all a joyous and memorable Eid Mubarak.  May Allah swt endow us all with His mercy and rahmah throughout the coming year and may the spirit of the Holy month of Ramadan prevail in all our hearts throughout the coming year InshaAllah
Hajji Habib Jamal & Family (Gold Coast)

Sadly we say farewell to Ramadaan but greet the day of Eid with joy and happiness in the knowledge that today Almighty Allah is going to grant us a prize.  We make dua that Allah grant each and everyone the best of prizes laced with everlasting happiness both in this world and in the hereafter.  Aameen. 

Eid Mubarak to one and All.

From Faisel, Amina, Mariam, Ismail & Ahmed Essof


EID MUBARAK to all our CCN Readers, Family & Dear Friends.

May you all enjoy this day of celebration which Allah (SWT) has bestowed on us after the  blessed month of Ramadaan.Let us make dua for all the people who were affected by the recent earthquake that Allah (SWT) must grant them, and all those people who are in need, relief from this calamity and the strength to bear their great losses/  May Allah (SWT)  also grant us the strength them, inshaallah.

From Nazima Hansa and Family and her team at Remax


As salaam alaikum to all in Brizzie
I hope you all have a wonderful Eid day with family and friends. I wish I was there with you all.
Just letting you know Furqan has started his th Spara and InshaAllah we hope to be there for next Eid with all of you
Sultana, Farooq and Furqan


May almighty Allah bless, forgive and guide you all during this holy auspicious month of Ramadaan & thereafter. Insha-allah
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CCN Supporting Local Mom-and-Pop  Entrepreneurship


So good...........you won't be able to contain yourself!

These Australian storers are high quality, elegant houseware that will easily complement your Wedgwood and Mikasa.


That's the promise of Moonira (0422187735, 33411127  after hours) and Jamila (33412583). Not only are they fridge energy saving but their clear see through lids serve as plates when reversed. They keep food fresh and longer and are great for storing biscuits, chips, chocolates and sweets. Available in 4 different sizes they can save loads of space by stacking them up one on top of the other.



Their stocks are arriving in a few days. Get your orders in before they run out. They will make great looking, yet inexpensive Eid gifts.


You will also be able to view the strong, clean lines and delicate detailing and patterns of these products at Eidfest 2005 at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds on Saturday 12 November where they will also be on sale.


If you are running a family owned business from home or small premises and would like some help in promoting your products or services to millions of people across the globe then advertise on Yahoo and Google. But if you want to get to a few hundred people dotted in and around obscure, largely uninhabited parts of the world and Kuraby (which some CCN detractors cruelly suggest is the extent of CCN's coverage) then email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org with the details.


Living Side-by-Side Symposium

The Brisbane Muslim School in Blunder Road, Durrack will the venue for a major inter-faith conference on Saturday 5 November at 6:00pm.


Organised by the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities the Symposium is an "open look at what brings us together" and is a Queensland Government supported initiative at which Mr. Keysar Trad will be the guest speaker.


It will involve a variety of speakers and a dialogue question and answer session. There will also be music, stalls, activities and a BBQ from 4:30pm.

So if you're interested in having fun and learning more about 'what brings Muslims, Christians and Jews together' head along to the Brisbane Muslim School.


For more information on the speakers and sponsors of the event, click here.

Think Like an Indian.......


There is this good old barber in London....

One day a florist goes to him for a haircut. After the cut, he goes to pay the barber and the barber replies:
"I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service."
The florist is happy and leaves the shop.

Next morning when the barber goes to open his shop, there is a "thank you" card and a dozen roses waiting at his door.
A policeman goes for a haircut and he also goes to pay the barber after the cut.
But the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service.
The cop is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning the barber goes to open his shop, there is a thank you card and a dozen donuts are waiting at his door.

An Indian software engineer goes for a haircut and he also goes to pay the barber after the cut.
But the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing the community service. "
The Indian software engineer is happy and leaves.

The next morning when the barber goes to open his shop, guess what he finds there...

Can you guess? 

Go on, try to!

Come on, think like an Indian................. 


Click here to find out.

The CCN Corner for Smarty Pants

Did you know that the most poisonous snake in the world is found right here in Australia? It can kill a wombat faster than you can say "Where's Wally?"


What is it known as?


First correct entry randomly drawn from the CCN Inbox wins a Nandos Underwood Fiesta voucher valued at $16.50.


Now that's a nice prize to celebrate Eid with!


Send your answer to theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


Entries close midnight Thursday 3 November and the winner will be notified in time to use the prize on Eid day, inshaAllah.


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