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


Sunday, 21 September 2008

 .Newsletter 0202


News you won't find on CNN!





"Where's my CCN?"


The distribution of emails with links to the latest issue of CCN has been somewhat erratic in recent months and some readers have informed CCN that they have not been receiving their weekly emails.


There could be one of a number of possible problems associated with this:

(1) your CCN emails are ending up in your Junk or Spam folder - by design or by default;

(2) Some Hotmail accounts are being blocked; or

(3) CCN's ISP is not coping with the volume of outgoing emails each week as well as they should.


If you do not receive your weekly email link to CCN at any time remember you can go to www.crescentsofbrisbane.org and click on the "latest issue" or "past issues" link.


Surfers to go 'Ramadan-friendly'


SURFERS Paradise (Gold Coast) could be turned into a souk and Cavill Avenue into a kasbah as part of a bold plan to make the Gold Coast a 'Ramadan-friendly zone'.

Arabic-style marquees, traditional coffee shops, halal restaurants and Middle Eastern entertainment would pop up in Surfers, Broadbeach and at theme parks to encourage big-spending, long-staying Middle Eastern tourists to come here next year during the usually travel-shy holy period of Ramadan.

Nassif Lawand, managing director of inbound tour operators Lawand Tourism, said 2009 would be the first time in 30 years that Ramadan had encroached into the July-August period, traditionally the time Middle Eastern tourists flock to the Gold Coast to escape the stifling heat and sapping humidity of home.

The idea, Mr Lawand said, would not only attract Arabs during Ramadan when people were more reluctant to travel, but could also steal a march on some of the world's most glamorous cities. Muslims from Melbourne, Sydney, Malaysia and Indonesia could also be lured here as Surfers Paradise becomes 'Ramadan Paradise'.

"This could really be made into an opportunity because no other destinations that are global cities can do that -- I can't see Paris or London or Sydney or Geneva doing something like turning their destination into a Ramadan-friendly place," said Mr Lawand.

"Ramadan means they (Muslims) do things at night and sleep during the day, so we could do basic things like erecting a few Arabic tents around Surfers Paradise where they could sit around and smoke shisha (pipes) and drink (Arabic) coffees, perhaps making restaurants stay open at certain times and offering genuine halal foods so they can break their fast at that time."

His company had already discussed the idea with Gold Coast Tourism and Tourism Queensland and wanted to set up a working party including the Gold Coast City Council and local restaurateurs to make it happen.

Gold Coast Tourism's international director Gordon Price said he was right behind the transformation idea. "Because they are fasting from sunrise to sunset, what we would expect is quite an influx of people coming out at night-time en masse, so it's a question of creating some precincts in Surfers Paradise or maybe Broadbeach and maybe even at theme parks that provide them with that night-time activity," said Mr Price.

"And it's not just the food -- there's also potential for bringing some entertainers in and creating a real festival atmosphere where they can sit with compatriots and enjoy Ramadan."

Ramadan forbids all eating, drinking, smoking during the month of religious observance. "Or anything close to it -- you can't even look at a woman in a sexual manner," said Mr Lawand.

He laughed at a suggestion that the Surfers Paradise economically clad maids might have to be more circumspect during the holy month, should the plans go ahead.

"Maybe we'll just have to bring them out at night-time," said Mr Price.

Alternating nights at theme parks and nightly transfers to the Arundel mosque would also be part of the move.

Mr Lawand said the move would be an experiment, but worth a go, as Ramadan would enter further into July and August in 2010, 2011 and 2012, severely threatening the lucrative Middle Eastern market.



Ifthaar Spots In Brisbane This Week


Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ) at the Kuraby Special School Hall

Curry in Kuraby Ifthaar with Crescents of Brisbane

Kuraby Mosque on Sunday evening where

over 600 people broke fast together




Around 900 men, women and children accepted

the invitation of 10 families to share ifthaar with them

last night at the Algester Mosque


AFIC submission on Terrorism Bill


At this week's Senate Standing Committee inquiry into the provisions of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 the President of AFIC, Ikebal Patel made the following submission:


I will introduce Islam. The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means peace and submission. Anything related
to peace is a part of Islam and anything contradictory to peace is against the very nature of Islam. Islam is
about obeying Allah, the true god, and one of his attributes is Al-Islam—the peace. Muslims by default are
workers of peace, and that is what history tells us. However, the consequences of some events of the last
century and what we have been observing in recent years have totally misrepresented Islam and Muslims. This
has not been to the benefit of Muslims and other faiths alike, or peace.

Blaming a religion that has a brilliant track record of peace for everything evil on earth is unfair and
counterproductive. Hiding the real causes of evil under political convenience may only worsen the situation.
Condemning and opposing any oppression, injustice or harm to any innocent person is the responsibility of
every Muslim, regardless of the identity of the victim or the perpetrator. In the light of the current world
situation, the following observations and proposals may be considered seriously to improve community
relations and to build strong bonds amongst various segments of our society based on knowledge and shared

The spread of fear and terror, whatever form they take and wherever they may be, is of great service to the
terrorist. It is equally true for any individual citizen or government. It is essential to evaluate the measures that
are in place to combat, stem or stop terrorism.


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Contact : Abdulla Suleman, (07) 3276 0386 or 0449 945 711

(teaching for many years in New Zealand and Zimbabwe)


Kuraby Mosque Extensions





The Information session on the proposed extensions to the Mosque and Madrasah at the Kuraby Mosque drew a large number of people to the Mosque last Sunday.


Imraan Nathie walked through the preliminary plans with the attendees and a number of suggestions were put forward for consideration.


Further input is encouraged by sending in your suggestions, comments and questions to contact@kurabymosque.org.au

Senator Visits Kuraby Mosque


Senator Mark Furner paid a visit to the Kuraby Mosque on Friday where he joined the ifthaar programme in the car park and observed the Maghrib congregational prayers in the Mosque.


During the course of the week Senator Furner made the following speech in Federal Parliament:


As Australians we pride ourselves on being a nation built on many cultures and religions to form our great multicultural society. One of the most enjoyable things about being a representative of the people of Queensland is being able to take part and celebrate in our nation’s multiculturalism. On Saturday, 30 August 2008 I had the privilege to attend the celebration of Queensland’s oldest mosque in Holland Park, Brisbane. Holland Park Mosque, first built of wood in 1908 in the days of the White Australia policy, is now made of brick. It is hard to believe that this country restricted access to migrants until only 30 years ago. We are now a rich, diverse culture. Brisbane alone now has a population of over 20,000 Muslims and this figure continues to grow.


During the morning’s proceedings I was sitting next to the commissioner of police chatting about the Islamic community in Brisbane. We discussed the events and atrocities that happened to other mosques as a result of 9-11 attacks, where, as a result of stereotyping and xenophobia, attempts were made to burn down mosques. When I looked around the crowd, there were children playing on rides and mothers caring for their babies. The question really struck me then why some people in our society have concerns about people who dress differently or who wear their hair in a different way.


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(left to right) Mr. Muhsin Ally, Imam Akram Buksh, Senator Furner and

Mr. Imraan Nathie inside the Mosque

Breaking the fast together



AFP Presentation


Nasser Mashni and Michael Shaik came up from Melbourne on Friday to Kuraby to discuss the aims and objectives of their organization, Australians for Palestine, and to provide an update on the situation in Palestine and the Gaza.


Over 70 people turned up after Taraweh (evening Ramadhan) prayers to listen to the two speakers and engaged in a lively discussion on a number of related issues.



Nasser Mashni is one of the founders of Australians for Palestine. Born in Melbourne to a Palestinian father and Lebanese mother, from birth Nasser was immersed in the Palestinians struggle for justice.


Nasser’s father was the Palestinian National Council representative for Australia and their home was always filled with activists, trade union officials, parliamentarians, church leaders and anyone with a humanistic conscience and concerns for the plights of the Palestinian.


In 1991 Nasser started educating himself in the world of Property Investment and Finance, the business started in his suburban bedroom and today his financial services company is called the Mashni Group.


Nasser Mashni and Michael Shaik

The Lebanon war and siege of Gaza was a turning point in Nasser’s life. He was outraged not only at the Israeli atrocities but also that in Australia the voice of the Palestinians was not being articulated in any effective manner.


This prompted Nasser and his brother Moammar to partner with the sisters Sonja Karkar and Dora McPhee to found and finance Australians for Palestine, a Melbourne-based organization that advocates for a just solution to the Palestine/Israel conflict and works to raise awareness of the conflict’s dynamics among the Australian public.


Nasser is one of the sponsors of Michael Shaik's work in the AFP movement.


From the IWAQ Desk.....


It has been very busy the last few weeks:


The Ramadan hamper distribution is going very well.

This year we received a large contribution from the Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan Charity Foundation, through their Project of Fasting in Australia, a collaboration with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates and AFIC.


We had the pleasure of being joined by Mr. Hamad Al Habsi, Minister Plenipotentiary of the UAE Embassy who came to Brisbane to entrust us with the food parcels for distribution.

We ask Allah to reward all those who contributed with goods for the 2008 Ramadan Hamper Drive.

We are pleased to announce that after an exhaustive selection and interview process, Mareym Elshemy has been selected as IWAQ’s Social Activities Coordinator.


Mareym graduated with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication with a double major in Media/Communication and Film/TV. Her interest in this position was the opportunity to coordinate activities that would benefit the community. Her hobbies include Art/Design – architecture and travel.


We wish Mareym all the best in this position.

Activities organised for the above project will include swimming, walking groups, nutrition and cooking classes.


For further information, please contact Mareym on 3272 6355.

Mr. Hamad Al Habsi and the IWAQ Team

IWAQ’s iftar on the 16th went very well and we were pleased to see people enjoying themselves. Thank you to all those who put a magnificent effort to make this an enjoyable night.


We would like to thank all those who attended and made this a successful night.


Special thanks to Hazem and Saif for their contribution in showing the cultural practice of Ramadan in Egypt.

Don’t forget that the Marriage workshop and lecture series is scheduled for 7-10 November, so please call IWAQ on 3272 6355 to register as numbers are limited. We would like to acknowledge MCCA as one of the major sponsors of this project.

We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of CCN and AMARAH towards this project.


We were also involved in delivering a presentation at the Jobs Australia conference on the 9th of September focusing on successes and challenges facing us as community sector employers.



Wassalamu Alaikum
Muna Ibrahim


Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century


The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission is inviting submissions on issues of Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century in Australia.


In particular HREOC is interested in your responses to any or all of the questions in the Discussion Paper, as well as any other issues of concern.

Muhammad Ali reduces Nick Faldo to rare public show of emotion


Nick Faldo has experienced many extraordinary moments in his career, but none quite like the one this week when he was moved to tears in the captains' press conference on the eve of the Ryder Cup. It spoke volumes for his emotional state.

Faldo, who had been discussing his pairings for the opening morning foursomes, was asked what he had made of the Europe team's encounter earlier with Muhammad Ali, Louisville's most famous son. He could barely reply.

Ali, debilitated by Parkinson's disease and unable to speak, met both teams - driven by buggy first to the American team on the 10th tee, then to the Europeans on the 1st fairway - and had photographs taken with both. The crowds could barely believe their eyes and neither could the players.


Asked if the meeting with Ali would inspire him and his team, Faldo found a lump in his throat and tears in his eyes. “It was an incredible moment, as you can tell,” he said. “It was really special.” Had he expected to be so emotional, meeting the former world heavyweight boxing champion? “Don't start me again,” he said. “I'm about there with emotions already. I need to get it out somewhere.”

In many ways, the moment was surreal. Was this really Faldo, the iron man of golf, displaying such emotion? And what did it say about what lies ahead? After all, this is the man whose single-mindedness helped him to crush his rivals on his way to becoming the most successful British player in history.




The CCN Centre Link



Crisis Support Team Leader: The opportunity for a position of Crisis Support Team Leader exists at IWSS. It is a fixed term position for a year and nine (9) months in the Domestic Violence Program at Immigrant Women’s Support Service.


Job Description


Job Preparation Training Course

The Multicultural Community Centre is commencing its Job Preparation Training Course on the 6th of October - 17th of October.


This training is designed to assistant people from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds [refugees and migrants] in developing vital skills that will help them to overcome some of the hurdles stopping them from securing jobs. Upon completion of the training, the MCC Employment Consultants provide assistance in finding jobs for the participants.

For more information, download the flyer or call the MCC offices and speak to Michael or Thelma.


Some commonly asked questions:

a) Who is eligible for the training? - Holders of permanent residence from the CALD community
b) What is the cost to the participants? - FREE
c) What is the duration of the course? - 2 weeks. Mon- Friday from 9.30am- 2.30pm - Excluding Wednesdays
d) Where will the training be provided? - 977 Ann Street Fortitude Valley
e) Contact person: - Thelma or Michael - (07) 3257 1868


Automotive Short Course

To celebrate the opening of their new Employment and Training Services Centre at Nundah, HELP ednterprises are offering two short courses. These are one off courses and are only available for a limited time.
They have both been designed to give participants a valuable skill set for working in these areas.

Automotive Short Course (statement of attainment towards AUR20905 Certificate II in Automotive) ONLY 5 PLACES AVAILABLE
Date: 6th October-24th November
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: 47 Nundah St, Nundah

* At our brand new training centre, with fully equipped automotive
training workshop
* Nationally Recognised Training
* Using and maintaining workplace tools and equipment
* Servicing operations
* Soft soldering (basic)
* Construction Industry Blue Card
* Membership with the Institute of Automotive
Mechanical Engineers

FREE for anyone who is long term unemployed, underememployed, mature age, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, parent/carer, and anyone who has a disability.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please give Hayley Walsh a call on the details below to arrange a sign up meeting.

Hayley Walsh

Promotions and Marketing Officer
HELP Enterprises
Visit: 293 Fison Ave East, Eagle Farm, QLD, 4009
Mail: PO Box 279, Hamilton Central, QLD, 4007
Phone: (07) 3868 1765
Mobile: 0418 110 476
Fax: (07) 3268 4979
Email: hayley.walsh@helpenterprises.com.au 
Web: www.helpenterprises.com.au


Around the Muslim World with CCN


China’s Communist Regime Suppresses Uighur Ramadan Activities


While the start of this week marked the beginning of the month of Ramadan for Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslims, China’s Communist authorities are reportedly cracking down on Muslim religious activity.
The Web site for the town of Yingmaili currently lists nine rules put in place to control the Muslim holy month in the name of “maintaining stability during Ramadan.”

The list includes barring teachers and students from observing Ramadan, requiring men to shave their beards, forcing women to take off their veil’s, prohibiting mosques from letting people from outside the town stay the night, forbidding retired government officials from entering mosques, and requiring restaurants to maintain normal hours of operation.

Read the rest....



US fashion students design Muslim cloaks


RICHMOND, Va. — The assignment for Virginia Commonwealth University fashion students: design an abaya, an enveloping cloak worn by Muslim women, that is stylish yet acceptable in Arab countries.
The results: elaborately beaded designs, a flamenco-influenced abaya, a punk rock abaya — and perhaps a better understanding of cultural norms in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, where the university has had a campus for 10 years.

"We were trying to make a feeling of youth — but still be true to their culture," said Kendra Palin, a fashion design major who partnered with classmate Shelby Day to design an abaya with looped buttonholes, princess seams and a high waist. "Everything else had to be black, but the embellishment could be any color, and we used silver and blue."

Read the rest....



Anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim attitudes rise in Europe


Anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim attitudes have been rising nearly in tandem in several European countries, apparently reflecting concerns over immigration, globalization and economic ills, according to a new international survey.

Anti-Jewish feelings were particularly strong in Spain, Poland and Russia - with negativity up significantly since 2006, according to the Pew Research Center's polling. Anti-Muslim views were also strong in those three countries, as well as in Germany and France.

"There is a clear relationship between anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim attitudes," said the report from Pew, released Wednesday. "Publics that view Jews unfavorably also tend to see Muslims in a negative light."

Negative views of Muslims were also strong in several Asian countries: Half or more of the Japanese, Indians, Chinese and South Koreans surveyed said they had negative impressions of Muslims.

Read the rest....



Qur’an memorizers honored

JEDDAH: Outstanding memorizers of the holy Qur’an from centers in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and South America were honored during a ceremony organized by the Holy Qur’an Memorization International (HQMI) at Lailaty Hall here.

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal distributed gifts to memorizers and supervisors of the Qur’an study centers run by the organization in the five continents. The melodious Qur’an recitation by children from different countries added color to the event.

Abdullah Basfar, secretary-general of HQMI, said an international conference on the Holy Qur'an would be held in Makkah next year.

He said Crown Prince Sultan has donated SR25 million to HQMI in the form of an endowment. As many as 3,090 students have graduated from HQMI’s Qur’an study centers in different parts of the world this year, he added.

Read the rest....



Qur'an Best-seller in France Ramadan

PARIS — With Muslims dedicating their time during the fasting month to become closer to Allah, the Noble Qur'an is becoming a best-seller in France during Ramadan.
"We sell between 10 to 15 copies of the Noble Qur'an every day," Ali Al-Maghori, a Paris bookshop owner, told IslamOnline.net.

"Pocket-sized copies of the Qur'an top our sales before and during Ramadan."

According to Livre Hebdo magazine, which specializes in books sales, Qur'an ranks 8th among the best-selling books during Ramadan, which began on Monday, September1.

Vendors are seen selling copies of the Noble Qur'an across the streets of the capital Paris, particularly Muslim-populated neighborhoods such as Belleville and Paribas.

Also on sale are books on how to perform prayers and the benefits of fasting Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic lunar calendar.

Sales of prayer beads and prayer rags are also booming.

Read the rest....


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


This week


recommends and reviews

Beyond Chutzpah by Norman G Finkelstein

On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

                                                                       by Mustafa Kemal Omar

                               Chutzpah: a Yiddish word describing insolence, gall, impudence, taking liberties.

I was tempted to add Manufacturing Consent to the title of this review but most readers would have associated it with Noam Chomsky. Nevertheless according to Norman G Finkelstein (NGF), this is how Israel is canvassing the international community in the war against the Palestinians. Beyond Chutzpah is a literary documentary by NGF that discusses the alleged anti-semitism fraud perpetrated by some of the leading protaganists of the Zionist movement. In particular, Finkelstein targets Dr Alan Dershowitz, Professor of law at Harvard University and his book called “The Case For Israel”, for what he describes are “many inconsistencies”. Subtle claims of plagiarism are levelled against Professor Dershowitz. whose book aims to provide plausible justification for Israel's treatment of Palestinians by employing the anti semitism bogey tactic.

This book, Beyond Chutzpah, is none other than a monumental effort in it's attempt at cross referencing allegations made by Dershowitz referenced by his vague sources (according to NGF), as against documented accounts of the same events by highly respected organisations such as B'tSelem, Amnesty International, International Solidarity Movement(ISM), PACT and LAW

NGF painstakingly contrasts Dershowitz's every account of how events unfolded in Palestine as opposed to the accounts of the very same situations by these highly recognized organisations.

In challenging Dershowitz' accounts of history, Finkelstein scrutinizes Israel's human rights record and makes the claim that the Israeli courts are the first ever to legalize human torture and that the Palestinians bear the brunt of this inhumane treatment on a daily basis.

If the evidence as illustrated by Finkelstein is true, purporting to be corroborated by publications of the some of the most respected Human right organisations in the world, It is not difficult to see why peace in the Middle East is so evasive. One's faith in humankind is certainly tested and the final conclusion is stark and heartwrenching... It pays some NOT to have peace in the Middle East.


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 the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

The CCN Readers' Book Club

The Inbox


Asalam alaykum!

I would like to know if there's anyone out there collecting used clothes for charity.
Please let me know.



[Editor] Please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org if you can help our reader


Our Zaheer turns 21 today

(Sunday 21 September)

Happy Birthday Zaheer,


Love, Mummy and Daddy


Faisal and Shehnaz Suleman


Kareema's Keep Fit Column




Q: Dear Kareema, I'm in my last trimester of pregnancy and go for regular walks during the week. Is there anything else I can do to keep up my fitness levels during the last few months before giving birth?





A: It's great that you've been walking, try and keep it up as it is probably the best exercise for you right now, simply
because you're used to doing it.


Starting a new exercise routine now will not be a safe option, however, what you
can try though are some low intensity aqua aerobics classes or swimming (if you're comfortable in the water).

As well as improving your fitness levels, this may also help relieve lower back pain sometimes experienced during


The fitball is also a great option as just sitting on it will help with posture and improve core strength.
All the best and KEEP WALKING!!



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.


KB's Culinary Corner: Ramadan Recipes



Pistachio Delight




1 litre Long Life milk
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp corn flour
2 Tbsp rice flour
5 Tbsp water
1 tin condensed milk (395g)
1 tin cream (155g)
4 Tbsp coarsely ground pistachio nuts
A pinch ground cardamom (elachi)

A drop of green food coloring

1. Beat eggs and milk and cook on medium heat.
2. Mix rice and corn flour with a little cold water and add to the milk mixture.
3. Allow the milk to cook slowly, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
4. Remove from the heat and add condensed milk, cream and 2 Tbsp pistachio nuts.
5. Beat well with a whisk and pour into serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining pistachio nuts
6. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving



Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?
Send in your favourite recipe to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be our "guest chef" for the week.


The CCN Chuckle



Mula Nasruddin and his friend Jalalludin entered a dentist's office.

Mula Nasruddin said, "I want a tooth pulled. I don't want gas or Novocain because I'm in a terrible hurry. Just pull the tooth as quickly as possible."

"You're a brave man," said the dentist. "Now, show me which tooth it is."

Mula Nasruddin turns Jalalludin and says: "Open your mouth and show the dentist which tooth it is, brother Jalalludin."


The Notice Board


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MBN Eid Dinner


Pink Ribbon

Pamper Brunch

AMAA Awards

Ramadan Quiz

Pitter Patter

Open Days

Eidfest 2008

Marriage Toolbox

ADCQ ECCQ Workshops


The Imam & The Pastor

Rejuven8 Ad

IWAQ Annual Ladies Night 2008

IWAQ Swimming



 Brisbane Islamic Soccer












Courses for New Muslims



The CCN Date Claimer






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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)

Commerce Hall, RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace

0418 722 353

6.30pm for 7pm

11 October



Eidfest Committee

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0402 819 197

10am to 10pm

12 October


Islamic Society of Gold Coast: AGM

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque, 144 Allied Drive

0402 819 197

10am to 10pm

18 October


Annual Eid Nite

Islamic Society of Darra

Darra Mosque 219 Douglas St Oxley

0418 757 157


18 October


IWAQ's Annual Ladies Night 2008

A Jas & Susan Production for IWAQ

Greek Orthodox Hall, Creek Road

0404 433 702

6.30pm til late

25 October


Crescents 'Pink Ribbon Pamper Brunch'

Crescents of Brisbane

Kimberley Park Community Centre, Shailer Park

0404 296 297

11am to 2pm

5 November


The Imam and the Pastor

Initiatives of Change & GIRU

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Room M10_5.01

373 55821

6.15pm – 9.30pm

7-10 November

Friday to Monday

The Muslim Marriage Toolbox with Dr. Mohammed Sadiq


See brochure

3272 6355

See brochure

8/9 December




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





This week taleem for ladies will be held on Thursday 25 September at the home of Asma Motiwala 39 Diamond Place, Runcorn  from 11am-12pm.


Every Monday

Event: Weekly Learning Circle:

More Details: http://www.sunnahinspirations.org/index.php?view=article&id=82

Organizer: Sunnah Inspirations (www.SunnahInspirations.org)

Venue: University of Queensland, 323 Hawken Drive, St. Lucia

Contact: 0421 731 797 Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

 Gardens of the Righteous


Every Friday

Subject: Fiqh Made Easy

More Details: http://www.sunnahinspirations.org/index.php?view=article&id=87

Organizer: Sunnah Inspirations (www.SunnahInspirations.org)

Venue: Room S201, University of Queensland, 323 Hawken Drive, St. Lucia

Contact: 0421 731 797 Time: 6.45pm to 9.00pm


Sunnah Inspirations is a non-profit organisation to cater for Muslim social support and supplying information to Muslims and non-Muslims.  They have been doing various activities around Australia, and have organised Da'wah information stalls at various universities in Brisbane.  More info can be found on their website above.


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