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Sunday, 15 April 2007

Newsletter 0127

لسلام عليكم

CresWalk2007 Registration Closes Soon



The Kuraby Community Centre was a hive of activity yesterday afternoon with CresWalkers handing in their entry forms, fitting out for t-shirts and socializing with friends new and old.



Registration for CresWalk2007 closes on Sunday 22 April. This is also when the deadline for ordering the T-Shirts for the run falls.




There are three options available for entering. You can either:


register (and pay) online,

download an entry form or

email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane for pre-printed entry forms.


For all the details about this year's Fun Run click here.


NSW community group enhances understanding  


The Malay community of the suburb of Arncliffe in New South Wales keep the community spirit going quiet nicely.


Their mission is "to encourage people of all ages and ethnic groups to learn and develop their knowledge of Islam, to bridge the gap between the communities by providing the necessary resources".


Visit with them at www.imaan.com.au.


The CCN Culinary Corner


Indian recipes.


If you have a favorite recipe or two why not share them with fellow CCN readers.


Email them to theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org


Praying for rain


The Australian International Islamic College will hold special prayer sessions just after 1pm today and tomorrow. A session was also held yesterday (Saturday, 14 April). Take along your prayer mats.


Police gaffe makes Muslims pray in wrong direction


The AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction.

The Segbroek police station in The Hague borrowed the idea of putting compass marks on ceilings from an Amsterdam hotel, the Dutch daily De Telegraaf reported on Friday.

Muslims pray five times a day, facing east in the direction of Mecca. But the arrows in Segbroek pointed west.

"This is a really gigantic, stupid blunder," a police spokesman told the De Telegraaf.

......read the rest


Living under Civil Laws and Religious Laws in Australia: Conflict or Harmony? 


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One day National Forum at Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University.


The objectives of the forum are to:

Clarify what faith/religious laws, doctrines, codes are practised by followers in their daily life in Australian society;

Share ideas and experiences on how members of their faith are successfully living as law-abiding citizens under both civil laws and faith or religious laws, doctrines or codes;

Explore possible conflicts/tensions between civil and faith laws and how these can be overcome or have been constructively resolved in order to promote a peaceful, harmonious and democratic Australia.




Registration form


Little House On The Prairie Episode 8


Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3


The CCN Centre Link



Executive Director Muslim Aid Australia


Police Liaison Officer: Key duties include advising police officers on the aspects and protocols of local Sudanese culture, including ways of communicating, decision-making and creating awareness of the necessity to balance cultural needs with Queensland Police Service and community needs. Contact Jim Bello on 3849 0324 for more details.



The CCN Chuckle


One reason not to mess with children.

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah".

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"

The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".


The Inbox


Dear Crescent Cafe,

A BIG thank you from Runcorn Heights State School for raising over $300.00 at our Harmony Day Twilight Festival.

It was a very Harmonious night.

Delicious cupcakes a plenty.

The Crescents men ran the show, as their wives attended a special ladies only function.

Making the coffee and tea, serving up cupcakes. Who said, men can't do two things at once!!!

Thanks again for your support.

Kind Regards
Aisha Dennis

Dear Editor

Assalamu Alaikum

A few weeks ago your readers may remember me asking for a suitable translation of the Noble Qur’an. I was so overwhelmed by the genuine responses that came from the Brothers and Sisters to my request.

I did get a copy. Thanks be to Allah and members of Crescents.

Just over three weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon I drove past the Mosque in Cairns with my young aboriginal friend, Mark. I was delighted to find someone there. It was the Jumaat from Brisbane. We were invited in and had a chat.

It was then I pronounced the Shahadah. It was not hard for me as I had the Shahadah in my heart for a long time. As for Mark he did not take the Shahadah but remains very interested in Islam. Hopefully he will in the future, Insha’Allah. Islam is the only answer to the problems our indigenous brothers and sisters face in today’s society.

If anyone knows of any Aboriginal Muslims between Cains and Brisbane I would like to know.

Thanks be to Allah for showing me the right way.

Abdul Haq (Bob Fletcher)


The CCN Date Claimer


Date Day Event (Click on link) Organizer Venue Contact Time
15 April Sunday Seerat Un Nabi Islamic Society of Holland Park Inc. Holland Park Mosque 0419722973 After Magrib
15 April Sunday JASHNE EID-E-MEELAAD Islamic Society of Algester Croation Community Centre, 164 Dunn Street Rocklea 32197415 or 32197326 1:30pm

27 April


Multicultural Roundtable

Qld Democrats

Multicultural Development Association, 512 Stanley St, South Brisbane


5:30pm to 8pm

28 April


Musical Concert: Abida Sultana & Rafiqul Alam


The Bangladesh Association in Brisbane Inc

Logan West Community Center: 2 Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest



1 May


National Forum on "Living Under Religious Laws and Civil Laws: Harmony or Conflict?"

Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University

Multi-Faith Centre, Nathan campus of Griffith University

3735 7053


7 May



QLD Police Service &  Ethnic Community Council of QLD

QLD Lions Stadium, Pine Rd, Richlands




20 May



Crescents of Brisbane Inc.

Orleigh Park, Westend

0402 026 786


27 May



Australian International Islamic College

Blunder Rd, Durack

0402 826 598 /  3372 1400


2 June


QLD Police Rugby League vs. Islamic Rugby League


Sunnybank Rugby Union Ground, Padstow Rd

38490324 / 0438 114 619


10 June


The Deen Machine Lovo Night

The Deen Machine

Delivered to your door! Any place!


Any time!

1 July


Queensland Roar vs. Supersport United

Football Australia

Suncorp Stadium



20 July

Friday to Sunday

Girls Camp Outing


Kindilan, Redland Bay

3272 6355 / 3272 6422

Friday night to Sunday

22 July


AIIC School Fete

Australian International Islamic College

Blunder Rd, Durack

3372 1400

All day

1 September


Islamic College of Brisbane Annual Spring Fete




All day

9 September



Australian International Islamic College

Blunder Rd, Durack

3372 1400


13 September



Start of Ramadaan


11 October



End of Ramadaan


12 October





14 October


Queensland Multicultural Festival

Multicultural Affairs Queensland

Roma Street Parkland

3872 0756(ext:21756)

All day

27-28 October


Qld Eidfest 2007

Qld Eidfest

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds


Sat: 10am to 10pm

Sun: 11am to 8pm

23 December






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