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......a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us ......

Sunday, 23 March 2008

 .Newsletter 0176

The Bumper Early Easter Edition

CresWalk2008: Getting into Shape



Planning for the 5th Annual Fun Walk, the Crescents of Brisbane's CresWalk2008 is well underway for Sunday 18 May.


And it's going to be bigger and better than ever before!


In addition to the tug-of-war that proved a big hit last year, this year you will also be able to try your hand at rock wall climbing after your run.



If you would like to sponsor the event and get you company logo on the famous CresWalk T-shirts email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org or call 0402 026 786 to discuss your options.


Brisbane's Ijtema


The Brisbane Ijtema at Darra kicked off on Friday and is in full swing at the Darra Mosque.


Busloads of visitors have arrived from all parts of the country. Several thousand members of the Tablighi Jamaat are expected to have arrived at the Mosque for lectures, prayers and meditation over the four days.


Above (left to right) Rameez Khan, Zohid Khan, Alla Dean and Walid Mahommed from Liverpool, Sydney can be seen securing their piece of real estate which will be their lodgings for the three nights in one of the many tents decked out at the back of the Mosque.


The streets of south east Brisbane were well signposted with directions to Darra receiving a few quizzical looks from the locals in the process



Fathers-in-Law Fuzzy and Twiggy

both hail from Newcastle, South Africa

The Nikah (marriage) ceremony of Suleiman (son of Twiggy & Parveen Surtie) and Laila (daughter of Dr. Fuzzy and Fawzia Moola) was performed by Imam Peer in front of a large captive audience just after Jumma prayers at the Ijtema


At the Movies with CCN




At the tender age of seventeen, Nazneen's life is turned upside down. After an arranged marriage to an older man, she exchanges her Bangladeshi village home for a block of flats in London's East End. In this new world, pining for her home and her sister, she struggles to make sense of her existence – and to do her duty to her husband. A man of inflated ideas (and stomach), he sorely tests her compliance.

Told from birth that she must not fight her fate, Nazneen submits, devoting her life to raising her family and slapping down her demons of discontent. Until the day that Karim, a hot-headed local man, bursts into her life.

Against a background of escalating racial tension, they embark on an affair that finally forces Nazneen to take control of her life. Set in multicultural Britain, Brick Lane is a truly contemporary story of love, cultural difference, and ultimately, the strength of the human spirit.






Brick Lane is currently showing at the Dendy Portside and Palace Centro and the book by author Monica Ali has been featured on CCN's Book Club Shelves (below) for several months.


Shaykh returns on short visit


Visiting Shaykh Abbas Ali will deliver a series of lectures in Brisbane (see the CCN Date Claimer below for details) and the Gold Coast Mosque (Jumma 28 March) as a guest of Mawlana Imran Hussain and Shakyh Shazad Khan.


Shaykh Ali is here in Queensland from South Africa currently attending the Ijtima at the Darra Mosque.


He has lived in Perth in the past and is the founder of the famous Australian Islamic College there.


Shaykh Ali serves as an advisor to many Islamic School Boards around the world.


He is a well travelled man having delivered talks in a number of countries.


A Day Out on the Northside - The report

By Fahim Khondaker


Mushda reminds us the importance of obeying one’s parents.



Bald Hills Maddrassah’s inaugural event was held on Sunday, the 16th of March.



Parents, friends and ulama gathered at the Bald Hills Masjid in support of the students of the maddrassah.



Moulana Akram Buksh of Kuraby Masjid, conducted the event admirably as the master of ceremonies.



The performances by students ranged across various categories, including qiraat (Quran recitation), nasheeds (Islamic songs), speeches and even a play, which was an adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood – all of which was extremely well received by the audience.




Guest performances included a wonderful nasheed by the students of Kuraby Maddrassah, and two eloquent speeches, which were delivered by Dr Mohammad Abdullah and Moulana Uzair of Griffith University and Holland Park Masjid respectively.

The students of Kuraby Maddressah felt right at home on stage singing ‘Al Khaliq’ by Yusuf Islam


Other highlights of the day included an unique menu which was undoubtedly a crowd favourite, and children’s entertainment.


The main meal included a delectable Malaysian lamb curry, served on a bed of rice with fried chicken as a side.


Free fairy floss, a jumping castle, merry-go-round and a gigantic inflatable slide ensured that the children enjoyed their day too.


Bald Hills Maddrassah would like to thank everyone for their attendance, as well as those who gave generous donations, during the planning stages, to make this event possible.






Even our 4/5 year olds had their moment on stage








Particular mention must be made of the parents of our students, and our sponsors: Bracken Ridge Halal Meats, Nando’s Mt Gravatt, ABD Chicken and Everyday Tree Lopping – thank you for your support.












Our students sing the nasheed ‘My Mother’ by Rashid Bhikha


Redfern Aboriginal Community Centre


The South Sydney Community Centre is a project established to create mentorship and support for disadvantaged youth in the local area.

The centre now has a fully equipped gymnasium for personal training specific to Rugby League performance enhancement.


According to Abdul Rahman Allam and South Sydney Community Centre Program Manager Adam Bowden this project has been made possible through the generous contributions from the Queensland Muslim community and in particular the TAQCWA committee which promoted and supported the project from its inception.


Rugby League is the most popular sport and pastime among the youth of the South Sydney area, particularly the indigenous population.


Sandamarra McGuinness of the Githabul tribe, from the QLD/NSW border, is one of the many success stories of the centre. “Sandy”, as he is known in the area, a now a role model of sobriety, faith and leadership within the Redfern Aboriginal community through Rugby League and the South Sydney Community Centre.




The Redfern Community Centre is also utilized by a private school, offering personal development programs.


Free tuition is conducted for basic skills such as computer and typing.


For specialised skills students are encouraged to pursue training at the TAFE college in carpentry, electric, plumbing, engineering etc.


Job seeking is facilitated by working together with employment agencies.


Arrangements are being pursued to conduct rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse.



Moreton 20/20 Summit


Federal Member for Moreton Graham Perrett invites the Brisbane Southside community to participate in a local 2020 summit, ahead of the Australia 2020 summit.

Mr Perrett and Griffith University will host the summit on 5 April 2008 at Griffith University Nathan Campus to ensure the best local ideas are collected and included in the national process.

Mr Perrett said it was important that local families, business owners, community groups, young people and senior citizens were involved.

“We will achieve the best ideas for our country’s future by including as many people as possible in the conversation,” he said.

“We all have an important role to play in contributing our own ideas and our own perspectives.

“I would urge anyone from the Moreton community to come along and make sure your voice is heard.

“We want to harness and harvest your great ideas to make Moreton and the rest of Australia a better place into the future.

The local summit will discuss the same ten key areas as Australia 2020 – the productivity agenda, the nation’s infrastructure, our environment, our farmers, healthcare, Indigenous Australians, the arts, national security, improving the system of government and strengthening our communities.

The outcomes of our local summit will be formally submitted to the national Summit for consideration in the discussion.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will convene the Australia 2020 summit in Canberra late in April, bringing together some of the best and brightest brains from across the country to tackle our long-term challenges.

It will follow a program of school summits to be held around the country, which will give the nation’s youngest citizens a direct say in the Australia of the future.


The topics that will be covered are:

1. The Australian Economy – Human capital
2. The Australian Economy – Economic infrastructure
3. Sustainability and Climate Change
4. Rural Australia
5. Health
6. Communities and Families
7. Indigenous Australia
8. Creative Australia
9. Governance
10. Australia's Future in the World

Moreton 2020 Summit

When: 1.30 pm, Saturday 5 April 2008

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus

To register, contact the Office of Graham Perrett on 3344 2622 or graham.perrett.mp@aph.gov.au.




Registration form




Commissioner Calma on Federal Initiatives on Muslims


Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tom Calma, welcomed proposed federal government initiatives which aim to take a more socially-inclusive approach to help address the complex issues faced by many Muslim Australians.


Commissioner Calma said a revival of the Council for Multicultural Australia, as well as a new-look Muslim advisory body that would feature leaders and role models from a cross-section of ethnic backgrounds and focus on everyday Muslim Australians, would be a positive step.


“The level of social alienation faced by many Australian Muslim people, particularly young Muslims, has to be turned around,” said Commissioner Calma.  “Racist, religious or cultural hatred directed towards any member of the community is a breach of human rights and is absolutely unacceptable,”


Commissioner Calma referred to the concerns covered in a 4 Corners television program last week which focused on the need to promote social inclusion, multiculturalism and zero tolerance to racism in order to avoid the continuing alienation of young Muslims.


“Ongoing fear and misinformation in the wider community remains a major threat to social harmony,” said Mr Calma.


“Social inclusion measures are likely to be much more successful at protecting the community from violence than many of the tough security initiatives advocated under the ‘war on terror’.


“Failure to take action to improve social inclusion and combat racism will only fuel frustration within Muslim communities and continue to reinforce discriminatory perceptions of threats to national security among non-Muslim communities.”


Mr Calma noted that the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has been working for several years to form strong partnerships between Muslim communities, NGOs, universities and government agencies in an effort to build awareness and engagement with Muslim communities.

“We require whole-of-government and whole-of-community approaches to building community capacity, cross-community and cross-cultural respect and social inclusion,” said Mr Calma.


“The HREOC approach, mixing ‘coal-face’ community partnership projects, with human rights education resources, research, and communications is an important model that complements this targeted approach to working with communities.”


“For these initiatives to work, we require a major rethink on security and social inclusion, which this government appears to be working hard to achieve,” said Mr Calma. 


Hashemi speaks on Harmony


Ms. Janette Hashemi conducted a workshop on 'The negative effects of religious extremism on interfaith harmony and how to combat them' at the MultiFaith Centre, Griffith University, Asia/Pacific Interfaith Conference on 24th February, 2008.


She covered the 20th century genocides including Bosnia, then Christian extremism in USA, Islamic extremism, Catholic/Protestant in Ireland and the Hindu massacre of Muslims.  


Concentrating further on Islamic extremism Ms Hashemi read quotes from Shaikh Zaid Shakir and Shaikh Abdul Hakim Murad on the damage to the religion of Islam from extremism. 


She followed this with a talk about the negative effects on community harmony highlighting the protests in Camden over the proposed Islamic school and the negative effect on interfaith relations. 


The historical examples of religious harmony she gave included Muslims of Tibet, Muslims in China, Christians and Jews living in Spain and Turkey, and Muslims and Buddhists in S. E. Asia.


Earth Hour 2008- AMARAH Asks You to Turn Off Your Lights!

A plea from Shajaroh Amath


Last year, over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses turned off their lights for Earth Hour.  


Earth Hour, which began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, is now a global environmental movement that will see millions of people turn off non-essential lighting.


Earth Hour will roll through 14 time zones, starting in New Zealand and ending in the Pacific Time Zone. It will pass through more than 25 cities.


So on Saturday, 29 March at 8pm, for one hour, AMARAH encourages you to turn off your lights!  Taking action isn’t at all difficult! 


It can be as simple as turning off a mobile phone charger when not in use, switching off the television or CD player at the wall, rather than leaving it on stand-by, turning off unused lights or making sure office and home computers are completely shut down. 


Remember that we are all responsible for producing greenhouse gas emissions.  We can easily do our part to make a small difference.


As of 18 March, over 10,000 businesses and 136,000 individuals have indicated their intention to participate at earthhour.org. 


Will that include you, too? 


For more info contact AMARAH at info@amarah.org.


Holland Park Mosque Turns 100



The Holand Park Mosque originated in 1908. This year marks the Centenary Year.
The Management Committee is planning a really special Centenary Celebration on a date to be fixed, before Ramadhan.
The Management Committee is holding a special meeting for all those interested to provide input, into how the celebrations will be held.
Everyone is invited, and if anyone has any special photos or anything of interest about the Mosque, to come to this special meeting.


TIME  :  11.00 am.


The Ladies Auxillary of Holland Park Mosque is inviting you to celebrate the 100 years at a fete on Saturday 10th May at Seville Road State School, cnr Oates Ave & Roscoe St, Holland Park between 11am and 6pm. Entrance is free.


Salaat Under Water


'He is under water diving, it's his work ... he can't leave his job undone...but he can't lose the fajr....so he prayed underwater'



Need a Poster for your Event?


Islamic Posters at http://www.islamicposters.co.uk/ will prepare a poster for you for free if you need an English poster to promote an event.

The website is dedicated to designing posters, for the purpose of Islamic Dawaah and Islamic Education for members of a Mosque, Charity or Dawaah Organisation in any country.


Around the Muslim World with CCN


Sharia phone marriage of autistic man 'invalid'

Three senior appeal judges have refused to recognise a Muslim marriage that took place "over the telephone", even though the union is valid according to sharia law.

They said the union, between a 26-year-old autistic British man, identified only as IC, and a woman in Bangladesh was "potentially highly injurious".

The pair have never met and are unlikely ever to meet.


IC's parents, originating from Bangladesh but resident in England for many years, arranged for him to be married by telephone link to a bride chosen by them in Bangladesh with a view to his new wife, referred to as NK, obtaining a visa and joining him in this country.

Read the rest....


Muslim call to prayer upsets sleepy villagers

Sleepy residents of a quiet Cornish valley say their peace and quiet have been shattered by an early morning call to prayer for hundreds of Muslims who gathered in a holiday park for Persian New Year.

Around 700 Iranian Muslims arrived at Trevelgue holiday park, near Porth, on Saturday and have been praised by staff for their courtesy and good behaviour.

But some neighbours say they have grown weary of the party's call to prayer - or Adhan - that has been broadcast on loudspeakers three times daily - starting at 5.30am.


Read the rest....



Vatican in Saudi talks on building churches

The Vatican has been holding secret talks with the Saudi Arabian authorities on building churches in Muhammad's homeland, according to one of Pope Benedict's most senior Middle East representatives. Archbishop Paul-Mounged El-Hashem said: "Discussions are under way to allow the construction of churches in the kingdom. We cannot forecast the outcome."

But, speaking to the news agency Agence France-Presse, the Lebanese prelate, the Pope's envoy in the Gulf, added: "There are around three or four million Christians in Saudi Arabia, and we hope they will have churches."

At the Vatican, the Pope's spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said: "If we manage to obtain authorisation for the construction of the first church, it will be an outcome of historic dimensions."

The opening last Friday of the first church in Qatar left Saudi Arabia as the only country in the region that still bans the building of churches and all forms of open Christian worship. However the construction of even one church on Saudi territory would outrage Islamist militants. Saudi Arabia - home to Islam's holiest sites, at Mecca and Medina - is regarded by Muslims as sacred soil.

Read the rest....



Hindus, Muslims, Christians protest against film ‘Fitna’

An extraordinary demonstration of national harmony, 11 persons arrested in first public protest of its kind against anti-Quran film made in Holland, 2 women, 4 Hindus and 1 Christian are among arrested.


Hindus, Christians and Muslims jointly took to the street against anti-Islam documentary film ‘Fitna‘ which is produced by a Holland director (and likely to be released on March 28).


They burnt the pictures of film producer Geert Wilders.


Police handed over a notice yesterday to the organizer of the protest informing that the article 144 is imposed in Jogeshwari (west) therefore permission to stage protest will not be given.


In spite of Oshiwara Police Station’s refusal hundreds of secular activists staged protest after Juma (Friday) prayer against Anti-Islam film ‘Fitna’ under the banner of Satyavadi Yuva Sangh (SYS) today. Protesters demanded to take action against the impolite film producer globally.


Oshiwara police arrested 11 persons who took part in the protest under the article Bombay Act 68-69.


These people were arrested: S.M. Khan, A. R. Ansari, Kumar Karade, Rafique Khan, David Narne, Pradeep Pujari, Jafar Saeed, Raju Bhai Pant, Shahnaz Momin, and Madhuri Rai.


Thus it was the first time when Hindus, Muslims and Christians protested against the disgrace of Holy Qur’an jointly in Mumbai and they offered their arrests too.


Two women; one Muslim and one Hindu were among those arrested. In last, all detainees were sent to Oshiwara Police Station where they were released on personal bond.

Source: Rashtriya Sahara, Urdu Daily, Mumbai Saturday, March 15, 2008




Ingrid Mattson, PhD
The Islamic Society of North America


Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician who broke with a mainstream national party to form his own extreme-right, anti-immigrant platform.


Wilders has directed most of his hatred in recent years at Muslims.


Wilders has called for the Qur’an to be banned and in the last few months has been promoting his “documentary” attacking the Qur’an.


Wilders has intimated that the documentary will show a copy of the Qur’an being desecrated or destroyed.

Geert Wilders wants the Qur’an to be banned.


Many Muslims want Wilders’ film to be banned.


Wilders wants Muslims out of “his country” and to be denied the rights of other citizens to practice their faith.


No doubt, many Dutch Muslims wish that Wilders would just go away (and Wilders has received threats of violence from some). Neither Wilders nor these Muslims will (or should) get what they want.


Now what?

Read the rest....


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


This week's new additions to the first row of the CCN Book Club shelves are:


Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia;

Daughters of Arabia; and

Desert Royal


all three of which have been suggested by Mehnaaz.


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


  Then simply email the title and author to thebookclub@crescentsofbrisbane.org



Double click a book cover to find out what others think of the book


CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


Using our book club you can see what books we at CCN have on our shelves, what we are reading and even what we and others think of them.

You can even create your own book shelf, find out what your fellow CCN readers are reading, get and give recommendations for what to read next, create book lists, and even share your opinion on a book with us.

Come see the books we have selected and see if we have any in common. 

Then pick our next book so we can all keep on reading.

The CCN Readers' Book Club

Kareema's Keep Fit Column





Q: Dear Kareema, I’m a working mum in the 40 – 50 year age bracket and work out at least 3 days a week. I’m still struggling with my waistline though, why is it that?





A: TAKE THE ‘LIFT’ - Studies have shown that lifting weights can slow the ‘middle-age spread’.


Women who strength trained twice a week decreased their body fat by 3.7%, while the cardio exercise group saw very little change.


Plus, the lifters gained less intra-abdominal fat (the stuff that surrounds organs and is linked to heart disease).

Like I said last week, Strength training builds muscle that burns kilojoules from fat stores all day long!! Combining or including both cardio and strength as part of your exercise regime will see you achieve results much faster...





My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786

(Accredited Member of Fitness Queensland)



Need an answer to a fitness related matter? Send your question to Kareema at  fitness@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

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

The Culinary Corner




FISH BIRYANI (Serves 6 – 8)


50 ml oil - 1 large onion, sliced into rings - 4 cardamom seeds - 4 whole cloves - 2 pieces stick cinnamon - 5 ml chopped fresh ginger - 4 cloves garlic, crushed - 5 ml barishap - 5 ml cumin seeds (jeera) - 5 ml ground coriander - 5 ml leaf masala - 5 ml breyani masala - 1 kg fresh fish, cubed - salt - 5 ml fish masala - 6 small potatoes, peeled - 200g (500 ml) uncooked rice - 5 ml turmeric - 125 ml lentils (masoor) - 4 hard-boiled eggs.


Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion, cardamom seeds, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and garlic until the onion is tender and all the flavours have blended together. Add the barishap, cumin seeds, coriander, leaf masala, breyani masala and a little water. Simmer until an aromatic paste is formed.


Season the fish with salt and fish masala and add together with potatoes to the paste. Fry until the mixture acquires a nice yellow colour. Cover and braise until cooked. The potatoes should be soft but still intact. Add extra water if necessary.


Add the rice to boiling salted water along with the turmeric and boil until tender. Drain and set aside. Cook the lentils in boiling water until soft and drain. Combine the rice and lentils and arrange layers of the breyani mixture and rice in a saucepan. Add a little water, cover with a piece of waxed paper and lid, and steam for about half an hour. Slice the eggs into quarters and place on top of the breyani just before serving.



Source: Radio Islam Newsletter - Thursday, 20 March 2008



Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?
Send in your favourite recipe to theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org and who knows, you could be our "guest chef" for a future edition of CCN.


The CCN Chuckle


A young passenger tapped Mula Nasruddin the cab driver on the shoulder to hand him the money.


Mula Nasruddin screamed; lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.


For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, then Mula Nasruddin said, "Please, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me."

The passenger, who was also frightened, apologized and said he didn't realize that a tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much, to which Mula Nasruddin replied, "I'm sorry, it's really not your fault at all. Today is my first day driving a cab. I have been driving a hearse for the last 25 years."



A Holiday Bonus CCN Chuckle


The Evolution of British Maths Teaching
1. Teaching Maths In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Maths In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or £80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Maths In 1990
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is £80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Maths In 2000
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Maths In 2007
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of £20.
What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: how did the birds and squirrels
feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers. )

6. Teaching Maths 2017
أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج من
الثمن. ما هو الربح له؟

What's happening in our neck of the woods......


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Public Lecture


MBN Dinner


Meeladun Nabi



Muslim Women in Logan


The CCN Date Claimer





(Click on link)





21-24 March

Friday to Monday

Brisbane Ijtema

Darra Mosque

Darra Mosque, Darra


All day

25 March


Public Lecture: Shaykh Abbas Ali


Kuraby Mosque


after Esha Salaat

29 March


Eid - E - Milaadun Nabi (SAW)

Islamic Society of QLD

Logan Community Centre, Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central

0413 194 131

4.30pm to 8pm

30 March


Kuraby Madrassah Fundraising BBQ

Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

0431 300 111

10am to 3pm

30 March


Planning Holland Park Mosque Centenary Celebrations

Holland Park Mosque Management Committee

Holland Park Mosque

0431 300 111


10 May


IWAQ/ACCESS Fun night for women




Clairvaux Mackillop College 3272 6355


18 May


CresWalk2008: Annual Fun Run

Crescents of Brisbane

Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786

7.30am to 12pm

2 April


MBN Dinner Meeting: Legal Issues

Muslim Business Network

Souths Sports Club, Mortimer Rd, Acacia Ridge

0422 191 675


19 April


Open Day for Muslim Women and Launch of ‘Kara Aktiv’ Fitness Gear

Kareema Benjamin & Fernwood Underwood

Fernwood Underwood

0404 844 786

2pm to 4pm

8/9 June






QLD LIONS, Pine Rd, RICHLANDS 0438 114 619


13 June


IWAQ Client/Carer Dinner




MacGregor Primary School 3272 6355


14 June


MBN Business & Professional Trivia

Muslim Business Network


0422 191 675


25 June


Kuraby Madrassah fundraising DINNER

Kuraby Mosque


0431 300 111


22 August


IWAQ Client/Carer Dinner




Kuraby Special School 3272 6355


23 August


Annual Spring fete

Islamic College of Brisbane

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0402 794 253

All day

1/2 September



Start of Ramadaan

29/30 September



End of Ramadaan

30 Sept. / 1 Oct.




4 October


Annual Eid Dinner

Muslim Business Network (MBN)


0418 722 353


11 October



Eidfest Committee

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0402 819 197

10am to 10pm

8/9 December






To claim your date for your event email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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