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Sunday, 2 August 2009

 .Newsletter 0247


News you won't find on CNN!



Qu'ran Competition Draws Record Entries


Over 80 students from various schools, organisations and Madressahs took part in the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) Annual Qur’an Recitation Competition last Sunday at the Islamic College of Brisbane (Karawatha).

The overall winner of the boys section was Ahmad Aliqari Suriadi who represented the Islamic Centre of Toowoomba and the overall winner of the girls section was Malak Boualem representing the Australian International Islamic College. The winners were presented with monetary gifts and trophies.

All participants received certificates of participation and medals provided by the ICQ and category winners were presented with a complete Quran CD Set, a Nasheed CD and monetary gift. Trophies went to the second and third placed candidates.

The judging panel comprised Hafiz Yakub Patel, Imam Akram Buksh, Qari Mahbub Ul Haq, Hafiz Mohammed Khatree and Hafiz Sohaib Akbar, assisted by Imran Ali.


The 400 people who attended the event were treated to a lunch prepared and sponsored by Abdul Gaffar Deen and his family.

There were speeches by the president of AFIC, Ikebal Patel; the president of the ICQ, Suliman Sabdia; the Principal of the Islamic College of Brisbane (ICOB), Dr. Noor; the chairman of ICOB, Mohammed Yusuf; and the board members of ICOB.


The special guest presenter at the competition was Ali Mohammed Deen.


A complete list of the winners and placings in all the categories can be obtained here.


Muslim school stoush over Gold Coast land

Courier Mail


THE future of a controversial Muslim school on the Gold Coast is in doubt with the local council fighting it for control of a large slab of its site.

The Gold Coast Islamic College has been the subject of heated debate since it was proposed for Carrara late last year, attracting hundreds of protesters – many draped in Australian flags. They said the school would promote "segregation, not integration".

Now, despite receiving initial planning approval from Gold Coast City Council after 1500 objections and 1200 support letters were lodged, the future of the Islamic College hinges on a stoush over 28.5m of the school's Chisholm Rd block.

The city council says it has always had a right to control the land on the school's southern border under a local area plan but the college claims that it rightfully owns the flood-prone portion.

College spokesman Keysar Trad said the red tape which led the council to claim ownership of 20 per cent of the land was discriminatory.

"Yes we understand they have the authority to claim part of our land but this red tape is the type of red tape that is only evoked when people they don't want owning land are owning it," Mr Trad said.

"They have finally found a way to make this look like it isn't a religious decision – but we believe it is."

But Mayor Ron Clarke said council wanted the area to create a nature corridor.

"It has always been listed in the local area plan as something we wanted to do," he said.

"It is a flood basin and we want to dedicate the area to native flora and fauna. We have been burnt in the past when we give individuals control of these things – they can cut off public access and ruin it for everyone."

But the Islamic College says it has paid for the land, it is in its mortgage, and it can't afford to give it up. "The council is giving no thought to those poor 60 children who will have to commute to Brisbane and elsewhere to go to school," Mr Trad said. "This idea of acquiring our mortgaged land for free reeks of discrimination."

Cr Clarke said the council had appeased several college requests before the land stand-off erupted.

"We have been very supportive of the Islamic College – this is not a religious decision, it is purely a planning requirement," he said.

Mr Trad said the school had not ruled out going to the appeals tribunal.

Islamic Centre Open Day in Toowoomba Promotes Understanding and Religious Harmony

Reported by Dr Shahjahan Khan, President of Islamic Society of Toowoomba Inc


The Fourth Open Day of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Islamic Centre held at the Toowoomba campus of the USQ on Saturday 25 July 2009. The event was jointly organized by the Islamic Society of Toowoomba (IST) Inc and USQ Multicultural Centre. An organizing committee consisting of representatives from the IST and wider community within and outside USQ managed the most successful Islamic Open Day in terms of participation, festivity, discussions and diverse activities on the day.

The program continued from 10am to 3pm with varieties of activities for women, children and a general discussion session for all. There was genuine atmosphere of friendship and open interaction among the Muslim and non-Muslim participants. The environment became attractive due to the colourful dresses and costumes representing different nationality and culture of the participants.

The discussion session started at 10:30am with recitation from the Holy Qur’an by nine-year old Qari Ahmad. USQ Professor Shahjahan Khan, President of the Islamic Society of Toowoomba and Chair of the Organising Committee presented a brief history and introduction of the Open Day, and the ongoing interaction of local Muslims with followers of other religions in the wider community. He also provided some basic information about Islam and Muslims in USQ, Toowoomba and Australia. He thanked USQ for its on going support for the increasingly growing number of Muslim students, mostly from overseas. He also emphasised the longstanding mutually beneficial partnership between USQ and IST.


USQ Chancellor, Mrs Bobbie Brazil

Ms Bobbie Brazil, Chancellor of USQ opened the event and welcomed the guests and participants. She also highlighted the importance of such events to improve understanding and develop social harmony. She reiterated the commitment of USQ for its international students and their well being, and appreciated the role of IST in this context.

The keynote speaker of the day, Dr Mohamad Abdalla, Co-Director of Australian Centre for Excellence of Islamic Studies, explained the need for an `indigenous’ Islam.


He described the fact that unless any practice or an aspect of any culture is clearly against the agreed principles of Islam, Muslims would accept that as part of Islam. He pointed out that Islam should not be viewed as a `foreign’ religion, as it has the capacity to include anything that is `good’ in its fold.


He asked Muslims not to make Islam restrictive or portray it as difficult religion. He extensively quoted the early Islamic scholars to support his views.

In his speech, Eng Ikebal Patel, President of Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC), focused on the Islam-phobia as a stereotype against Muslims.


Citing some of the recent anti-Islamic episodes in the USA, Europe and Australia, he demanded that it is time to stop these kinds of aggressions against Muslims in the civilised world.


He also asked the Muslim community to do its part to improve the image of Islam in the world.


Professor Peter Goodall, USQ’s Pro-Vice Chancellor of Social Justice overviewed about the changing role of universities including the need for engaging with the local community.


He also shared his experiences from Sydney with the Muslim community, and praised the wisdom of changing the name of a Mosque in Sydney to Gallipoli Mosque.

(left to right) Mr. Shaheed Ali (ICQ), Dr. Shahjahan Khan (USQ), Mr. Abusaleh,

Mr. Ikebal Patel (AFIC)

Brittania and Jadzia

The Director of USQ Multicultural Centre, Dr Krzysztof Batorowicz, highlighted the value of religion in the modern society, including universities.


As an evidence, he cited an example of religious sacrifice in a German concentration camp during the second World War. Analysing advancements of Australian Multicultural Policy and the USQ Multicultural Policy, he argued that religion is a significant part of culture. Unfortunately,  


Mr Gary Page, Executive Director of Multicultural Affairs Queensland, sent a last minute apology due other commitments.


Two Primary School girls, Jadzia and Brittania Clifford-Pugh entertained the audience by singing a song of Yusuf Islam.  


A video clip from the documentary Muhammad: Legacy of Prophet on the women and hijab was shown. Former USQ student Eng Ahmad El-Komy was the master of the ceremony.

Information booklets and flyers were distributed among the participants.


Posters and display on various aspects of Islam and Muslims were attractive.


Children participated in drawing and colouring activities. Women’s area was popular for various women clothing and decoration by henna.


The lunch included rice and lamb curry as well as vegetarian meals. Home made sweets and disserts were supplied by various families.


The USQ Media Services issued a media release well ahead of the event, and publicized it on its website.


The local daily the Toowoomba Chronicle dedicated one full page to cover the evens of the day along with a number of photographs.



(left to right) Dr. Mohamad Abdalla (GIRU), Prof Peter Goodall (USQ),

Dr. Shahjahan Khan (USQ), Mr. Muhidin

Gogok Function comes up Trumps



Last night (Saturday) the Gold Coast Convention Centre was the venue for Brisbane's Gogok Card Club's annual awards function.


In an intimate setting the members, comprising the regular Friday night card players, their wives and friends were entertained after dinner by popular Brisbane singer, Hafeez Ali Khan.


In his annual address, club President, Yacoob Bassa, thanked the members for their "friendship and comradery" during the course of the year and farewelled Dinmahomed Karim and his wife, Khairoonisa, who return to Zimbabwe shortly.




Mr. Abdul Omar takes on the role of MC for the night

(left to right) Mr. Yacoob Bassa (winner: most gogoks given);

Mr. Abdullah Hashim (Player of the Year) and

Mr. Abdul Hamid Omar (runnerup)

(left to right) Mr. Hafeez Ali Khan, Mr. Sikki Gutta and Mr. Yunie Omar



CCN Turns 250! Soon, insha’Allah


CCN is about to celebrate its 250th birthday. On 23rd August CCN will officially turn 250.

As our birthday draws near we’d be more than happy to hear your thoughts and feelings of the uninterrupted journey that you have taken together with us over the last 5 years.

You can email us at ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org


Rann proud of SA Muslim relations


SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Premier Mike Rann says Muslims have experienced less racism in South Australia than elsewhere in the country.

Mr Rann has officially opened an Islam in Australia symposium in Adelaide.

The Premier says the 10,000 Muslims living in South Australia make a vital contribution to society.

He says there is plenty of scope for improved relations between Muslims and others in SA.

"We have not seen the range of incidents that have occurred in other states and that's something that I think we should be proud of," he said.

"But we shouldn't rest on our laurels, I think we have to constantly work at good community relations."

President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Ikebal Patel, says Australian Muslims need to move away from a 'victim' mentality.

He told the symposium Muslims needed to be proactive in tackling negative myths about Islamic culture.

"So that we are proactive and identify ourselves as Muslims by all means, but not be in a reclusive mould saying 'Yes we are poor Muslims, we are being subjected to harsher treatment than anybody else'," he said.

"I think if we are being proactive we will go a long way to try and breaking some of these myths."


BCC Funding Information Session



Does your group or organization have an idea for a project or activity but don't have the resources?

Find out more about the Brisbane City Council grants at an information session conducted by Multicultural Development Association and how to apply

Date: Thursday 6 of August 2009
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Place: 512 Stanley Street

Contact: Alice Orozco, Ph 333 75 419 or  aliceo@mdabne.org.au


Turkish community welcomes school


Brisbane's suburb of Algester could have a new school by February next year.


The "boutique" independent private school on Algester Road, to be named Resha College, would cater for a maximum of 150 students.


And despite its Turkish name, meaning raindrops, and its desire to cater for the local Turkish population, Queensland Education and Cultural Foundation's Murat Coskun said the college would welcome students of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds.


Mr. Coskun said the school had been several years in planning and had been modelled on successful schools in Sydney (Sule College) and Melbourne (Isik College).


He said the school would open with a refurbished existing building and four demountables to cater for approximately 40 students from prep to year 7.


"We envisage the school population would grow to around 150 students over the next five years," he said.


Source: Southern Star 22 July 2009





Which way is the bus travelling? To the left or to the right?


Find out what pre-schoolers all over the SOUTH AFRICA answered when asked the question,,,


Letter of protest over headline


A letter of protest, co-signed by a number of Muslim organizations, has been sent to the editor-in-chief of The Australian over headlines titled “Islamic terrorism comes from within Islam”.


No response has been received from The Australian to date.


Muslim women told to remove "mask" in bus


Muslim woman 'culturally raped' in veil bus row


A Sydney bus company has apologised to one of its customers after the driver argued with a Muslim woman over her right to wear a niqab, or veil.


Hillsbus now says its driver behaved unacceptably when he told Khadijah Ouararhni-Grech to 'take off her mask'.


The company says its actions were born out of ignorance and not malice, but it has refused to speak publicly about the incident.


The New South Wales Government says it should serve as a clear warning to private bus operators that they need to lift their standards.


"I was approached by the bus driver who stood up from his chair and said 'right, you can't get on this bus with that mask on; you have to show your face and take that mask off'," Ms Ouararhni-Grech said.


She says she told the driver it was discrimination but he still argued with her.


"I said to him, 'what's it to you what I wear? And what's the difference between me wearing this and anyone else wearing like a swine-flu mask or wearing what they choose to wear?' No-one tells me how to dress in the morning."


After a few minutes the driver relented, telling Ms Ouararhni-Grech that it was only because she was a woman.


"It's almost being like raped of your culture. It's like something has been taken away from you. You feel very victimised - you can't help to feel that; it's a natural, human natured feeling," she said.


Read the rest...

Music Workshop


Anwar Abudragh, a soulful singer of classical Iraqi maqam and inspirational player of the oud (fretless lute) and joze (Iraqi spikefiddle), performs at Brisbane Powerhouse, Saturday, 15th August.

Abudragh seeks to reinvent Iraqi maqam, by enriching the classical tradition with his musical experience in working with artists and musicians from different horizons.


Accompanying him are Iraqi and local musicians on Arabic, Turkish and Persian instruments and the sensational dancing of Tamara Taylor. This intimate concert will begin by introducing listeners to the rarefied and delicate sounds of classical Iraqi songs and improvisations, and ends with a large ensemble with Tamara leading an Arabic dance party.

Your ears and eyes will be transfixed from start to finish with a plethora of unique instruments, rhythms and accents.

Sex education for Muslims


Sex Education is something that is held in our public schools which normally do not get the  approval of the our community as it may encourage unacceptable behaviour. But worry no more.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY) is organising a "Sex Education for Muslim Youth" session that will try to put it from an Islamic perspective. Yes, the Halal way. We encourage all Muslim male youth (13-16 years old) to register and participate in this workshop. It will provide you with ample opportunity to also ask those hard questions. So here are the details:

You must register by calling 0422876171 or email your personal details to ubatchelor@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

When: 9 am to 12 noon Sunday, 9 August 2009
Where: Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha
(we can pickup from Kuraby train station or mosque)
Who: All Muslim Male Youth – 13 to 16 years old (females may be organised in the future)
Price: Its FREE – just register and come along

Parents!...please note that it will be run according to Islamic Principles to make the youth better Muslims
· No mixing of gender
· Our educator (Dr Zachariah Matthews) is married, mature, moral and upright
· Teaches halal and and haram rulings with reasons and consequences
· Not encouraging lewdness and experimentation as this is the main risk of this type of education
· Does NOT use images of private body parts or acts as per Quran and Sunnah method which does not rely on visual aids
· Following the Quranic method, only dignified and implicit language will be used


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The Sultans of Swing: Final Update & A Re-Run


The only birdie of the day at the 19th hole


After four rounds of golf over the last six weeks, at various courses including Colonial, Robina Woods and finally Brookwater, the leader board finally took it's final shape.

Falla Ahmed emerged as an untouchable outright leader and was never really tested by the rest of the field, who themselves were being tested by the Brookwater golf course till they were fully sick!

Falla took first place and won himself a new set of irons.

Reyaz Suleman was a distant second with the rest of the field for the 4 round overall placings, bunched up within a few points of each other.



Faizal, Faisel & Ebrahim Ibrahim test my spelling ability


Aziz compares hairstyles with Mo Ally

as Hamid slides quietly by

Ayoob Ismail who was lying second at the start of play had to settle for 3rd place after what his wife described as an unsettled and sleepless night. Being a doctor, she failed to react to his colic nerves.

Aziz Suleman leap frogged from 6th place at the start to shift Faizal Ismail into fifth and end up in 4th place.

On the day the two stand out scores were 38 for Falla and 31 for Aziz.


Falla & Hanif model for Rayban


Kader & Kassam know that they should be up on the

winner’s podium... next time

The overall prize winners after 4 rounds were:
1. Falla Ahmed
2. Reyaz Suleman
3. Ayoob Ismail
4. Aziz Suleman
5. Faizal Ismail

Fayaaz Batty and Jay Pragji look pensive

Shahaad at prize giving with Mubeen and

Imraan looking on

Honourable mention to the others that participated in all 4 rounds
1. Zeyn Kara
2. Mubeen Mahomed
3. Hashim Ebrahim
4. Ebrahim Ibrahim
5. Faisel Kara had to hand over the golden skirt that he held dearly for the previous 3 rounds to
6. Hamid Kassim who slipped down from 7th to last place after a torrid round on the last day.

Faizal & Zeyn listen as Faisel shows his glee at

unloading the golden skirt award

Falla & Hashim wait for drinks


The 1st two rounds attracted 16 players each, the 2nd had 20 players while the final was sold out with 24 players.

Winners for individual rounds were as follows:


Game 1 - Robina Woods individual stableford
1.Yunuus Omar
2.Reyaz Suleman

Game 3 - Colonial 4ball alliance
1. Faisel Kara, Aziz Suleman, Ebrahim Ibrahim & Faisal Noormahomed
2. Imran Omar, Hashim Ibrahim, Faizal Ismail & Ayoob Ismail

Game 2 - Colonial 4BBB
1. Zeyn Kara & Falla Ahmed
2. Faizal Ismail & Ayoob Ismail

Game 4 - Brookwater individual stableford
1. Falla Ahmed
2. Aziz Suleman


A big thank you to all the players who participated and to CCN for its coverage and promotion of this event.

Shahaad Suleman

(Tournament organizer and scribe)


Robina Woods



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The CCN Inbox


Assalam alaykum
I take the question (in last week's CCN) referred to Arabic language, understanding, and speaking etc and not just merely learning to read the Quran.


If so, the following info will help.

I know of UQ's school of modern languages. You can study without being an official student of the university.
Mohammad Azhari, Imam Abdul Qudoos's son, is currently teaching Arabic at Durack mosque. his number: 0423950596.

I've also seen a notice on the noticeboard of Rochedale Mosque and possible Darra mosque if my memory serves me correctly.

Hope this helps.
Riyad H. Rahimullah

Re query regarding Arabic classes in Brisbane


University of Queensland offers Arabic classes every semester at the Institute of Modern Languages. These are accredited courses and subsidised.




I understand the both the teachers Qais Ansari and Shirley also offer private tutoring.



Around the Muslim World with CCN


Yusuf Islam: what’s new, pussycat?


Yusuf Islam performs during a fund-raising concert for tsunami victims

in Jakarta, Indonesia

I thought Yusuf Islam had gone to the loo. Or to organise a cup of tea.


Rarely do one’s interviewees leave the room to pray, but at least it left no room for doubt: however you are addressing this man — as a songwriter, father, activist — he is answering you, first, as a Muslim.


Because of this, he is not an easy person to get to know: friendly enough and scrupulously polite, but rather in the way you might be to a Vat inspector: give them what they want, offer a superior biscuit and they might leave quickly, giving you the benefit of the doubt.

"I was given an incredible gift of being able to study this book all alone, while being a pop star and having millions of fans. On the road, I carried the Koran with me. After the show the band would get used to me going to my hotel room and shutting the door and not joining in the frolics. Allowances were made for my quirky behaviour; they thought I’d grow out of it.”






He is unexpectedly emotional, weeping briefly at the mention of his mother, who died in 1990.


And again at that of his older brother David — who gave him his first copy of the Koran as a 28th-birthday present — who is not only alive but on the phone every day as his de facto manager.


But mostly he is suspicious, even warier of us than we are of him.

Read the rest......


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


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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

KB's Culinary Corner


   Stuffed Mushrooms


12 medium size white button mushrooms
Breadcrumbs from 1 slice of bread
2 eggs
A handful of olives, pitted and chopped
A handful of shredded cheddar cheese
A dash of olive oil
1 teaspoon green chillies
Half a teaspoon of garlic flakes
Half a teaspoon of dried oregano
Salt flakes and black pepper to taste

With a wet cloth wipe the mushrooms
Snap mushroom stems off. Chop these roughly.
Combine all the ingredients together and spoon into the mushroom caps, pressing down well to fill out the whole cap and then molding extra filling into neat mounds.
Bake at 200 C for about 20 minutes until the cheese is nicely browned.

Serve hot as an entree

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.


Kareema's Keep Fit Column





Q: Dear Kareema, I suffer from lower back pain and have been advised by my doctor to lose some weight (as this may be a contributing factor), strengthen my core muscles and also look at improving my posture. Is there anything I can do whilst at my desk that will help with posture as I spend a lot of time working on my computer?


A:  Your body is at it's most stable position when your posture is good! Many injuries, aches and pains result from poor posture or a weakness in those muscles responsible for good posture.

Our largely sedentary lifestyles has certainly resulted in poor posture. Unfortunately, most of us are seated at a screen for the majority of the day which results in the following - our bent knees shorten the back thigh and front hip muscles, while our rounded backs weaken those muscles around the waist area and lower backs.

To stretch out tight muscles, straighten your legs, lift your chest and reach your arms around your back to interlock the hands (or if you're seated, reach your arms behind your chair) and feel the release in your chest, shoulders and lower back.

Also make sure that your chair / desk is at a good height for you to sit tall while working on your computer (instead of rounding your back and leaning too far forward to reach your keyboard).







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 CCN Chuckle


Mula Nasruddin delivers the weekly the jummah khutbah (Friday sermon) at the local Mosque.


He had just had all of his remaining teeth pulled and new dentures were being made.


The first jummah, he only spoke for 10 minutes. The second jummah, he spoke for only 20 minutes. But, on the third jummah, he spoke for 1 hour 25 minutes.

When asked about this by some of the congregation, he responded this way.

The first Friday, my gums were so sore it hurt to talk.

The second Friday, my dentures were hurting a lot.

The third Friday, I accidentally grabbed my wife's dentures... and I couldn't stop talking!


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Problem Solving Workshop

Sex Education Workshop

Fred Hollows Southern Africa Project

Reverts Course

Unity Cup Indoor Soccer Tournament

Islamic Classes for Teenagers

AIIC Annual Fete

Mini World Cup

MBN Eid Dinner

Course: Road to Recovery

Al-Nisa Desert Night: Pearls & Curls


Quran Competition: Sydney

Zamzam Hajj Group

AMAL Muslim Helpline

OurWorld Hajj Travel Package


The CCN Date Claimer






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6 August



Lailatul Baraat

8 August


Problem Solving Workshop


Holland Park Mosque

0421 717 846


9 August


Sex Education Workshop


Islamic College of Brisbane (Karawatha)

0421 717 846

9am to 12pm

8 & 9 August

Sat & Sun

New Muslim Reverts Course

Sunnah Inspirations

UQ, St Lucia campus


9.30am to 5.15pm

9 August


Unity Cup Soccer Tournament

Queensland Muslims

Acacia Ridge Futsal Centre

0412 786 168


15 August


Fred Hollows Southern Africa Project

Fred Hollows Foundation

Michaels Oriental Restaurant

3358 5877


16 August


7th Annual College Fete

Australian International Islamic College

724 Blunder Rd. DURACK

3372 1400

10.30am to 3.30pm

22 August



Start of Ramadhan

29 August


Lecture: Zakaat

Muslim Business Network


0407 731 682

Mid Afternoon (TBC)

4-6 September

Fri to Sun

Mini World Cup soccer tournament

Queensland Police Service

Brisbane Olympic, Cansdale Street, Yeronga

0438 114 619

9am to 9pm

5-6 September

Sat & Sun

Sydney's 5th Annual Quran Competition

Albayan Institute, Sydney

1/40A Ferndell St, Granville, SYDNEY

0424 810 689


16 September



Lailatul Qadr

19 September



End of Ramadhan

20 September




26 September



Eidfest Committee

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

27 September


MBN Eid Dinner

Muslim Business Network

The Coffee Club, RNA Showground



3 October


Eid Dinner

Islamic Society of Darra

Darra Mosque, 219 Douglas St, Oxley

0418 757 157


10 October


Ladies Desert Night: Pearl & Curls


84 Nemies Rd, RUNCORN

0410 617 178


24 October


Breast Cancer Awareness

Crescents of Brisbane


0404 296 297


27 November




18 December



Islamic New Year

27 December



Day of Ashura


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




The ladies Taaleem programme this Thursday will be at the home of

Sharifa Gutta

50 Carribea Street

Eight Mile Plains

Tel: 3219 0587

 All Ladies Welcome!

Every Monday

Event: Weekly Learning Circle: Sharh Riyad-us-Saliheen (An Explanation of 'Gardens of the Righteous'

Venue: Prayer Room, University of Queensland

Time: 6.45pm to 7.30pm

Sunnah Inspirations


Contact: 0408 270 421

University of Queensland,
323 Hawken Drive, St. Lucia

Every Friday

Subject: Fiqh Made Easy

Venue: Room E215 Building 1 (Forgan Smith), University of Queensland

Time: 7pm to 7.50pm

Every Friday

Subject: Tafseer al Qur'an (Explanation of the Qur'an)

Venue: Room E215 Building 1 (Forgan Smith), University of Queensland

Time: 8pm to 9pm


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.




90% of the pre-schooler's gave this answer: "The bus is travelling to the right."

When asked, "Why do you think the bus is travelling to the right?"

They answered: "Because you can't see the door to get on the bus."




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Queensland Muslim Historical Society Inc.

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Social network for young Muslims of Brisbane

Sunnah Inspirations

Providing information about Islam - its beliefs, culture, practices, dispelling misconceptions

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque


Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

Gold Coast Mosque

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Eidfest 2009

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY)


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