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Sunday, 25 June 2006

Newsletter 0085

This issue is kindly sponsored by

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لسلام علي

Islamic Society of Algester Fund Raiser


Goss's as-good-as giveaways

Last Sunday all expectations were exceeded, both in turnout as well as funds raised for the Algester Mosque, and a great time was had by in the process.


The organizing committee wishes to thank the local community for their support and the dozens of helpers who made the day a resounding success.

Dado getting dunked

Streaming in




This week's Sisters Learning Programme lecture will be delivered by Moulana Uzair

When: Wednesday 28th June, 8pm

Where: Kuraby Masjid


The Islamic Females Association hopes to see you all there Insha-Allah


For past and upcoming lecture notes check out the IFA website: ifa.qmt.org.au


Ghusl call


The Janaza committee of the Brisbane Muslim Burial Service (BMBS) is compiling a list of people in the community who are already able to perform ghusl, as well as a list of those who may be interested in attending ghusl classes in the future.


You can e-mail your details to janaza786@hotmail.com.


Females to Shape up for Secluded Sessions


Ms Yasmin Khan seen here receiving funding of $10,000 from the Department of Health from Minister Stephen Robertson to assist with providing swimming classes and aerobics for the ladies of the Muslim community through I-Care. 


This funding will assist in also giving privacy to the ladies and help them live an active healthy lifestyle


Free English Classes in Newmarket


The Newmarket Learning Centre has free English classes for refugees and migrants and is currently looking for more students, particularly for their Wednesday classes (see flyer and directions to NLC).


Volunteer tutors work with small groups (usually 1-3 students) focusing on areas of interest to students. NLC uses a range of resource books to supplement their classes. The classes are on-going and new students are welcome at any time.


If you know of anyone who might benefit from these lessons please let them know. Contact Eleanor Kettle by email at ekettle@anglicarebrisbane.com or on 0404 770 771 if you would like further information.


The CCN Centre Link


Position Title: State Wide Bi Cultural Co-ordinator

Organisation: Multicultural Development Association Inc. (MDA)

Description: The State Wide Bi Cultural Co-ordinator will be responsible for the overall management of a state wide pool of bi cultural workers and the provision of culturally appropriate information to ensure children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can access childcare services across Queensland.

MDA is seeking a person who has a sound understanding of childcare services and can demonstrate their ability to provide culturally appropriate support to people from a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including refugees.

More information: (07) 3394 9300 or leannet@mdabne.org.au


Calling all 7-12 year-olds


Click poster to enlarge

Looking for a useful project for the holidays? Want to get away from Mom and Dad for a few hours for a chance to get your creative juices flowing and a prize?


Then the visual arts workshops, conducted by Brisbane Festival, could be just the ticket.


During the first week of the school holidays (Mon 26 - Fri 30 June) at the visual arts workshops you will create a Flag that reflects your community and the positive energy  within your community. You will use paint, stencils, iron-ons and other material to create your Flag. The Flag will then be flown at Brisbane Festival events from 14-30 July.


The workshops are free and all materials will be supplied. You just need to bring along an art smock/clothes protector and a pencil case. 


Each day is a different location in Brisbane - Holland Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Hemmant, Annerley, Bracken Ridge. There are two sessions per day: 9am - 12noon or 1.30pm - 4.30pm.


See the poster for more details.

Ribery's Islam "Noticed" in French WC Opener

By Hadi Yahmid, IOL Correspondent

le Magicien

French national soccer team player Franck Ribery did not notice that his reversion to Islam would steal the limelight at his country's opener in Germany World Cup 2006 as the attacking midfielder raised his hands and supplicated to God like a typical Muslim before the kickoff.

The 23-year-old Ribery sees his new faith a matter of privacy and dislikes to talk about it in public with many French knowing nothing about his reversion to Islam.

The Olympique Marseille right-sided winger and midfielder has even been reluctant to tell reporters his reversion story, though it is believed that his Muslim wife, of Moroccan origin, played a pivotal role in his new lease of life.

Some reports hinted at his one-year stay in Turkish Galatasaray in 2005 when he helped the team win the 2005 Turkish Cup.

He rarely speaks about how he found the Muslim faith, urging the paparazzi to let him live in peace.

But he recently told the Paris Match magazine that he felt "safe" with Islam.

"Islam is my source of strength either in or outside the playground," he said.

"I lead a difficult career and I was determined to find peace of mind, and I finally found Islam."

Ribery's reversion to Islam was first leaked by L'Express magazine earlier this year, though the weekly did not mention him by name and said that a national team player was used to frequenting a mosque in southern Marseille.

Thousands of French revert to Islam every year in France, but not all of them declare their new faith outright, fearing discrimination at home or work and a stereotypical view that reverts tilt towards extremism, according to recent studies and surveys.

Last March, sources confirmed that former French soccer coach Philippe Troussier and his wife Dominique had reverted to Islam in the Moroccan capital where they live.

Super striker Anelka, who played for Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City, eventually had to leave for the Turkish league after increasing harassment.

France is home to some six to seven Muslims, the largest Muslim minority in Europe.


Steve Bradore of Shehada organization, which caters for Muslim reverts, said that French Muslims must be proud of Ribery.

"He is really a source of pride for us due his unique performance and modesty," he told IslamOnline.net Saturday, June 17.

Ribery is tipped to succeed playmaker legend and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane, who said he will quit football at the end of the World Cup.

He started his playing career at his home town club US Boulogne and then moved to Alès, Brest and FC Metz in consecutive season
His move to Olympique Marseille has earned him top French player honors for the months of August, October and November 2005. He was selected for the France squad for the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.

Source: http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2006-06/17/03.shtml

The French team's win against Togo sees them through to the last 16.


Dear CCN
We are an English Language Learning centres that also provides a homestay service to our students that is a comfortable and affordable alternative to commercial accommodation for international students.

Recently we have received an increasing number of Muslim students and although we do have Muslim families on our books I have found that we do not nearly have enough to meet the demand.
I would greatly appreciate your advice or assistance in this matter.
Could you please advise as to the best organization, community or institution to contact, so that I can find Muslim homestay families that are willing to host our Muslim students?
I look forward to hearing from you soon

Kind regards
Richard Barrett

Homestay Co-ordinator (Eurocentres Brisbane)


[Editor] If there is any organization out there that feels that they are in a position to assist please email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will put you in touch with Richard.


I'm missing my weekly dose of CCN!


Every Monday I eagerly log on to the Crescents site to read the latest CCN.
This week, shock, horror, no CCN!!!

"Relax!" I said to myself. "They're all caught up with supporting the Socceroos. It will probably be up tomorrow."

Tuesday... No CCN
Wednesday... No CCN!
Thursday... Still nothing...How will I survive......

Khatija Ebrahim
Rustenburg, South Africa (originally Durban) (Possibly Brisbane, sometime in the future)


[Editor] Ms Ebrahim's email address has been added to our database so that she too can join the rest of the longsuffering CCN subscribers who receive their weekly fix delivered to their doorsteps by email rather than having to go searching the dark and dinghy links of our website to satisfy their cravings.

You do the math!


Just why 5 into 25 is not 5!


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