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Sunday, 31 January 2010

 .Newsletter 0273



Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! 


Over 90 men, women and children became Australian Citizens on Australia Day at the Runcorn State High.


At the ceremony, co-ordinated by the Kuraby Lions, local dignitaries and family members watched as the new Australians took the pledge and oath that would make them proud citizens of the country.


The Crescents of Brisbane Team was on hand to welcome the guests with a spicy sausage sizzle.

The Bosthans of Brisbane, Zakiya, Dilshaad, Tariq, Ismail and Asgar Ali

proud to call Australia home



CCN's Seek Dot Com 

A young 17 year old Muslim lad is seeking an electrical apprenticeship. He is particular about his five times salaah and Jumuaah and would find it much easier working for a Muslim or someone sympathetic towards his faith.


If you are able to assist in any way, please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will forward you his resume.




Staff and students of the Springfield campus of the University of Southern Queensland got into the swing of things when they celebrated a belated UAE Independence Day.


The students from the Emirates prepared a home made meal of their local delicacies and demonstrated the cultural dress and customs to an appreciative audience.


Mohammed Al-Dhaheri, a business student at the University, told CCN that he started with preparing the exotic dish in the early hours of the morning, and at the rate the pots were emptied it would seem his efforts were not in vain.

New Joint Islamic Studies program at Monash University and Australian Catholic University (ACU)

In a new initiative between Monash University's Faculty of Arts and the Australian Catholic University (ACU), students will be able to study a diverse and well-researched range of units in all aspects of Islamic studies from 2011.

Units will cover Arabic language, Qur'an and Hadith studies, Islamic history, law, contemporary thought, art, and comparative studies. A
limited range of units will be available in 2010 including:

. Arabic language (Monash)
. Islam: Principles, civilisations, and influences (Monash)
. Introduction to Islam (ACU)
. Approaches to the Qur'an and Hadith (ACU)

For more information, go to:

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Islamic Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research) in Islamic Studies


The CCN Wedding Scene






The nikah of Faatima, daughter of Yusuf and Ruwaida Saley of Brisbane, and Uzair, son of Ahmed and Sharifa Ravat of South Africa was performed in the Masjidun-Nur at Roshnee, South Africa on 9th January.


The reception was held the next day at the Avianto in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.


Australia's loss will be South Africa's gain as Faatima relocates and re-acquaints herself to her new home in Johannesburg.

Muslim feminists deserve to be heard

Women don't have to give up Islam for rights, argue Randa Abdel-Fattah and Susan Carland.


Orientalists writing on Islam and Muslims have tended to represent Muslim women as infantilised and oppressed, victims in need of rescue by the enlightened West. This is a classic example of the tyranny of self-projection, where the ''rescuer'' assumes a position of superiority so the belief systems, values and norms of Muslim women are judged against the Western experience.

The work of Muslim human rights and social justice advocates is discredited and ignored. It is as if liberation and freedom are the monopoly of secular feminists. Muslim women are apparently too downtrodden to care to make a difference.

If they do insist on fighting for equality and justice within an Islamic perspective, their efforts are dismissed, assuming freedom and Islam are mutually exclusive, or, worse, that Muslim women are brainwashed, suffering from a form of religious Stockholm syndrome.


By going back to primary sources and interpreting them afresh, women scholars are endeavouring to remove the fetters imposed by centuries of patriarchal interpretation and practice.



\Amina Wadud

This patronising discourse arrogantly assumes the way to overcome patriarchy is to abandon Islam and adopt ''Western values''. How can a constructive effort to improve the situation of women begin when the conversation is so unsophisticated, demeaning and primitive?

Muslim women have engaged in the quest for dignity, democracy and human rights, for full participation in political and social affairs, since the time of Prophet Mohammed. As Amina Wadud, the American-Islamic feminist scholar, said: ''By going back to primary sources and interpreting them afresh, women scholars are endeavouring to remove the fetters imposed by centuries of patriarchal interpretation and practice.''

And although you may not hear much about them, Muslim women and men are doing much to improve the plight of women, from grassroots projects to legal activism and religious leadership training. They see Islam not as a stumbling block to progress, but as a platform for change.

In Jordan, there is a strong push, spearheaded by journalist Rana Husseini, to fight honour killings. Husseini's team has publicised each crime despite death threats. She has led the charge for law reform and mobilised protest rallies, which even princes from the Jordanian royal family have attended. Far from fighting Islam to achieve this, Husseini tells the murderers during interviews that their acts contradict the teachings of Islam and are punishable by God. Most of them concede this.


..........rich in examples of highly learned women acting as muftis and issuing decrees on all matters


Ahmed al Haddad

In Malaysia, groups such as Sisters in Islam offer free legal clinics to teach women their rights under Sharia and civil law, run campaigns to stop domestic violence and hold education programs for women with a goal of "justice and equality within the family".

In the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed al Haddad, the head of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, has started a program to train women to become muftis. Previously, women religious advisers were only allowed to speak on "women's issues".

The training will enable them to work as equals to men in issuing religious rulings in all areas. There is nothing new in this. Islamic history is "rich in examples of highly learned women acting as muftis and issuing decrees on all matters", al Haddad said.

The Shura Council of the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equity, an advisory council comprising of Muslim women scholars, activists and specialists from around the world, aims to "critically engage with dominant Islamic interpretations of social issues and practices and promote religiously grounded arguments that enable women to make dignified choices based on their own religious tradition".

There is a long way to go for women in many Muslim societies, just as there is for women everywhere. But if we are interested in change, it is time to let go of outdated Orientalist arguments and ill-informed generalisations that see Islam as ''The Problem''.

It is time to respect the fact that Muslim women are fighting for their rights and doing so without giving up their allegiance and commitment to Islam. Their quest does not stem from imported Western values but is integral to the Islamic tradition. Demonising their convictions is unhelpful - and a repudiation of the feminist ideal of the right for women to autonomy and freedom of choice.


Randa Abdel-Fattah (pictured left) is a lawyer and author, and Susan Carland (pictured right) is a lecturer in politics at Monash University.









Source: National Times

Little Mosque on the Prairie: Season 4 Episode 6


 The Bid     


Part 1




Part 2




Part 3




SBS WorldWatch expands: Hindi, Urdu and Portuguese news bulletins

From Monday, 1 February 2010, SBS Television’s WorldWatch service will expand to include three more news bulletins, in Hindi, Urdu and Portuguese.

Claus Hannekum, manager of SBS’s International News Service says:

“WorldWatch is unique to SBS Television, as no other public broadcaster in the world offers news bulletins from 26 countries, in 25 languages, to its viewers. This expansion demonstrates SBS’s continued commitment to informing Australians about the wider world. Those who migrate here can stay in touch with news from their homeland, while others can use WorldWatch to practice their language skills or sample other cultures. It really is an invaluable service.”

The Hindi news (from public broadcast DDI India) will air:
Mon – Sat at 11am on SBS ONE
Sundays at 11am on SBS TWO

The Urdu news (from public broadcaster PTV Pakistan) will air:
Sundays at 9:30am on SBS ONE
(and repeated at 5:30pm, on SBS TWO)

The Portuguese news (from public broadcaster RTP Portugal) will air:
Mon – Sat at 12:10pm on SBS TWO
Sundays at 9am on SBS ONE

The CCN Trading Post 



For sale email joelondon_@hotmail.com for more information.


Islamic Calendar 

Breakfast at Southside 


The occasion had all the trappings of a Christmas party, so much so, that it quiet confused several of the speakers who wished the guests a Merry Christmas on more than one occasion.

The offices of Ms Judy Spence MP (Sunnybank) and Mr. Phil Reeves (Mansfield) hosted an Australia Day breakfast at the Southside Sport and Community Club in Mt Gravatt.


It was an occasion to celebrate the day and acknowledge the contributions of those people and organizations who contributed much to the fabric of the local community.


To add to her already impressive collection of awards in recent months, Ms Janeth Deen was presented with the  Robbie Williams Multicultural Citizen of the Year award for her charity work.



The dedicated Queensland Muslim Welfare Association Team:

(left to right) Wilma Bothwell, Janeth Deen, and Kym and Rodney Smith

Ms Deen is presented with her award from last year's recipient


FAMSY Survey Results 

By Umar Batchekor

Over the last month, the Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY) has been conducting a survey in relation to its mailing list.


A summary of what respondents had to say follows:

• You would like to see features such as report on contemporary issues, Islamic articles and upcoming FAMSY programs but not the president's report or the editors comments

• As for Islamic articles, you value articles on understanding the quran, the seerah, and developing your spirituality and akhlaq but less on Muslim history, contemporary political issues and Islamic law.

FAMSY will take these comments into consideration and upgrade the content of the mailing list in the coming months.

Also, congratulations to you Ismail for winning the $50 mybookstore.org.au voucher.


Welfare shop appeal 

The Queensland Muslim Welfare Association has had requests to help two families who urgently need furniture, and white goods such as washing machines, refrigerators and microwaves.

If you have any of these items to donate, contact Janeth Deen on 0435 086 796.


Both families are from Pakistan and are in urgent need of help.


There is also an Indonesian family of five who require a washing machine.


Also urgently required are a loan of the following medical books for an overseas doctor who will attempt the Australian Medical Examination in May.


These books are required by the 4th February as the doctor will be returning to his home country on the 5th February to study for the examination due to the fact that his visa has almost expired. He will renew the visa in time to sit for the examination.

A very engaging Crescents couple  






Crescents of Brisbane Team members, Saadiya Essof and Zaheer Suleman, travelled to Zimbabwe to get engaged on 24 January.


A deliriously happy Saadiya told CCN: "Wow I can't believe I'm engaged! Just saying it sounds weird LOL! The engagement went off really well and I'm sure everyone enjoyed themselves or the food at least".


Both are expected to return to Brisbane in the next few weeks, Zaheer to complete his studies as a paramedic and Saadiya to resume her Bachelors in exercise science and psychology.


Muslim Business Network Economy Update

 by Iqbal lambat

The economy continues to bounce back and all indications are that the recent Christmas trading was much better than initially predicted with consumers opening up their wallets/purses in response to discounting pre and post Christmas. Consumer sentiment is also showing strong trends with a very strong result recorded in January which was above levels recorded before the Reserve Bank commenced its three consecutive interest rate hikes from October – December 2009. This indicates that consumers are coping well with the rate hikes. Business confidence is also high but investment levels are yet to match the business confidence.

Employment numbers are growing and housing experienced good growth at 12% last year.

Threats to the Australian economy are:
• Subdued consumer demand. Whilst consumer sentiment is high, demand is expected to be subdued with the stimulus gone and as higher interest rates and fuel prices impact consumers. Woolworths posted weak results for the last quarter which underlined the fact that last year’s retail sales were buoyed by stimulus packages (handouts and lower interest rates). Woolworths, Australia’s largest retailer, has warned of widespread discounting and margin pressures this year as retailers battle to grow sales in the absence of government stimulus packages.

• Inflation and its impacts on interest rates. Inflation is not falling as fast as the Reserve Bank expected. The RBA was not too concerned about inflation whilst the economy was weak. But Australia is now at the start of a recovery which will increase inflation pressures. This will result in higher interest rates. Some economists are predicting mortgage interest rates of 8% by year end – this will have a significant impact on housing and consumer demand in general.

• Skills shortage – its amazing but we are back to talking about skills shortages especially in Western Australia where increasing trades persons are required for major resources projects.

We are at the start of a recovery and the threats/pressures to the Australian economy are to be expected as Australia builds its economy in the next year. Exercise caution if you are investing on the stock exchange as the fantastic performance to date may not be sustainable.

The global economy seems to be picking up steam but with great uncertainty and risk. Japan (the second largest economy and a large consumer of Australian commodities) appears to be heading for the doldrums whilst China is still growing (despite risks). The news out of the USA, whilst generally good, tends to fluctuate.

Read all about it in this month's MBN Business News.

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Australian Muslim Newsletters


The Al-Ghazalli Newsletter of the Sydney-based Al-Ghazalli Centre can be viewed here.


Topics include:

• Online Survey - Friday Evening Study Circle

• Arabic Language Program 2010

• Distance Learning Program 2010
• Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence
• Mizaan Living - Kayaking
• The Creed of a Muslim
• Qur'an Recitation - Beginners Reading & Writing
• Essence of Islam
• Foundations Diploma in Islamic Sciences 2010
• Mizaan Ecology - Cooks River Regeneration Project
• Night of Remembrance - Brothers Only
• The Ansaar Project @ Elizabeth Bay
• Night of Remembrance - Sisters Only

The Australian Journey: Muslim Communities - DIAC publication

Adapted from Australian Journey - Muslim communities


The Australian Journey – Muslim communities, a new DIAC publication, is characterised by contributions of Muslims from all over the world who have made Australia home.


In this, and following issues of CCN, we highlight one of the successful Muslims in Australia from the report and their thoughts about what it means to be both a Muslim and an Australian.


Music, art & the written word

Australia’s modern art scene is enriched by the contributions of Muslims—from art exhibitions exploring the fusion of Islam with the West, to hip hop performers rapping about growing up in multicultural Australia.

MATUSE got into hip hop music at an early age. He has already produced one album and is preparing to launch another. His music features in the new Australian film ‘Cedar Boys’.



As an individual doing the best I can to represent my fellow Australians and Muslims, I strive to place Australia on the map with my deep devotion for music and spiritual harmony.


I have passion for teaching and helping our young Australians through my ongoing battle of living daily life, letting it shine through my sound.


I am a reflection of the Muslim Australian experience and believe each individual has an integral part in moulding a better society.


I mirror the view of my world through my music so it may reach those that feel that the world they live in is lost, giving hope, love, joy and even sadness, a path to move throughout each and everyone’s hearts and ears, regardless of religion or faith.


Around the Muslim World with CCN


 Muslim primary schools excel in 2009


UK: Muslim primary schools have exceeded England’s national average (NA) in the Key Stage 2 Level 4 and above (L4+), SAT exams, a level expected for 11-year-olds.

87 per cent of the 840 children who sat their exams in Muslim schools in 2009 attained L4+, 5 per cent higher than the NA of 82 per cent.

30 of the schools featured are co-ed, 6 are girls and 2 are boys.

9 of the 38 Muslim primary schools results featured had a 100 per cent L4+ pass rate average; they include the three Luton-based primary schools (Al-Hikmah, Rabia Girls’ and Rabia Boys’).

79 per cent of the Muslim primary schools featured had a higher L4+ pass rate average than their local education authority (LEA).

50 per cent of the Muslim primary schools featured had a 100 per cent L4+ pass rate in Science. 82 per cent of the Muslim primary schools featured had a higher L4+ pass rate in the Science than their LEAs and 29 of the 38 Muslim schools had matched and surpassed the NA pass rate (88%) in the subject.


The Muslim News



 Non-Muslim Swiss Businessman Builds Minaret In Protest


BUSSIGNY, Switzerland – A Swiss businessman appalled by his fellow countrymen’s decision to ban minarets has extended a chimney above his company building into a minaret in protest.

“It was scandalous that the Swiss voted for the ban. Now we have the support of all the far-right parties across Europe. This is shameful,” Guillaume Morand, who owns a chain of shoe stores, told AFP.

The businessman, who is not a Muslim, explained that the he had constructed the mock minaret at his building near western Switzerland’s city of Lausanne in protest, and at the same time, to “send a message of peace.”

More than 57 percent of voters upset opinion polls and defied their government by approving the right wing motion to ban minarets. The outcome of the referendum brought by members of the hard-right Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and other right wing groups was also hailed by anti-immigrant party leaders elsewhere in Europe.

Morand blamed other political parties in Switzerland for not having campaigned against the far-right motion ahead of the referendum.

“They were all against it but they did not explain the issue clearly to the country,” he said, pointing out that only the SVP’s controversial poster campaign was visible.

Morand said he viewed the ban was all the more “scandalous” given that Switzerland actively encourages Arabs to “visit the country and to spend their money here.”

The minaret, which has been in place since Tuesday, has “generated a lot of interest,” he said, adding that he will wait and see before deciding if further action was needed to push his point. – AFP




 Scottish Muslim police officers happy with their career


Two out of three Muslim officers at Scotland’s largest police force would recommend the police as a career to friends and family.

A survey carried out by the Strathclyde Police Muslim Association (SPMA) shows that 87% intend to stay in the job for the next five years. This is despite 67% of those questioned feeling the events of 9/11 and the Glasgow Airport attack resulted in Muslims being subjected to a “disproportionate level of scrutiny and investigation.”

Chair of the SPMA, Amar Shakoor, told The Muslim News, “This was the first questionnaire of its kind and the overall results were very positive. There are some issues that we have to work on but we are getting plenty of enquiries from young Muslims who want to find out more about the police and the career it can offer.”

Other findings showed that 56% were hopeful of promotion, although many believed the highest rank they could achieve was of inspector. This was based on the lack of non white officers in senior positions.


The Muslim News



 Brits, Canadians and Americans less Islamophobic than Swiss counterparts

The results of a three-country poll (published Dec 21) show that the majority of the respondents in the US, UK or Canada, unlike their Swiss equivalents, would not vote in favour of a ban of minarets in any future referendum held.

However, the poll also shows that over a third of Britons (37%) would vote in favour of a ban, compared with 27% in Canada, and a surprisingly low 21% in the US.

A quarter of Britons would support minarets in any hypothetical referendum, as would 35% of Canadians and 19% of Americans. A majority in all three countries are either unsure or would not vote.

Analysing the results, compiled based on online interviews with 1000 Canadians, 1004 Americans and 2002 Britons, it becomes clear that in the unlikely scenario a vote were to be held on this issue in any of the three countries, the outcome would depend heavily on those currently unsure of their voting intentions, because the ‘for’ and ‘against’ groups are separated by less than 10% in each country.

The poll also showed that just over half of Britons (52%) had followed the Swiss saga, whereas fewer Canadians and Americans were aware of it.

More than 2 in 5 Britons (44%) agreed with the proponents of the Swiss ban that minarets were symbols of progression of Islamic law in foreign countries, whereas less than 3 in 10 (28%) thought that banning minarets was against the Swiss traditions of tolerance and that it would serve the interests of extremist circles.

37% of respondents in Canada and 30% of those in the US agreed with the proponents of the Swiss ban, with similar numbers (32 and 29% respectively) agreeing with the opponents.


The Muslim News



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Assalamu Aalaykom Wr Wb CCN!

I was just wondering if you or your readers knew of any Muslim lawyers around Runcorn, Kuraby or Woodridge area.


I want to make an Islamic  will.

JazakaAllah khair



[Editor] If anyone can help, please email the details to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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


Children are made readers on the laps of their parents
-  Emilie Buchwald


This week



The Travels of Ibn Battutah


 Ibn Battutah




Ibn Battutah was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He did not return to Morocco for another 29 years, travelling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, covering 75,000 miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far east as China and as far south as Tanzania. he wrote of his travels, and comes across as a superb ethnographer, biographer, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist and gastronome.






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

KB's Culinary Corner


Battered Lamb Chops



1 kg Lamb chops
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp salt
2 tsp green chillies
1 tsp crushed jeeru
1 tsp lemon pepper
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup water

1 cup self raising flour
½ cup finely grated potato
1 beaten egg
½ cup water
Salt and pepper
Chopped coriander (optional)
½ tsp green chillies
Oil for frying

Marinate chops with spices and lemon juice.

Braise the chops, add water and cook on low heat until tender.

Combine the self raising flour, potato, egg and add the water to make a batter.

Season with spices.

Dip each chop in batter and fry in shallow oil until light gold.

Remove and drain on paper towel.
Serve with hot chips

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: Assalamu Alaikum Sr. Kareema, I have tried many different exercise most of which are quite tough. The weight goes off slowly but comes back as soon as you fall short or attend a party. And it’s not that I eat a lot or choose high calorie foods. What best advice can you give with regards to exercises that are not strenuous exercise but at the same time fun and effective?




A: The best thing to do is think of your exercise routine as a lifestyle change. Something you NEED to do EVERYDAY in order to keep the weight off!

Simple exercises such as walking is probably the best as it is not strenuous but can be quite challenging if you do hills, etc. Changing your walking route every so often is a good idea too. Remember, the more you vary your workouts, the quicker you will see results.

Try some new 'ways of exercising' - check our CCN Calendar of Events (below), there are some dance classes being held in February (ladies only).

Why not give it a go! You'll never know unless you try it....who knows, you may just enjoy it!!

Otherwise invest in a gym ball (fitball). You can use it in the comfort of your home and it is great for core (tummy & back) strengthening. Just sitting on the fitball is a workout because you have to sit up tall. It can also double as a 'weight' - lifting the ball up and down above your head will have you working up a sweat while shaping your shoulders!

And for the most important rule of all - A HEALTHY DIET!! It's ok to indulge when we're at a party, as long as you commit to working harder when you next work out! Don't deny yourself when you're out and about, think SMALLER portions and try to steer away from fried foods, white rice / bread, fizzy drinks, etc..

REMEMBER: The more you move, the more you lose, the more you can indulge!!! NJOY... and keep us up to date with your progress...



My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


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 and his wife:


Do you love me?
Mula Nasruddin: Yes Dear.
Wife: Would you die for me?
Mula Nasruddin: No, mine is undying love.




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10 February


Rise and Shine Ladies Dance Fitness classes

Crescents of Brisbane & Rise & Shine

Kuraby Community Hall, Svoboda Park, KURABY

0432 665 987


14 February


Womens' Ghusl Classes


Kuraby Mosque

0433 182 520


26 February




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High Tea



0418 757 157


16 May



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Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


9 July



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28 July



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12 August



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9 September



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10 September




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Inspiration Talk, BBQ and Youth Hour
Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.
Where: AMYN Islamic Youth Centre, 16/157 North Road, Woodridge
When: Every Sunday, 7pm
Info: www.AMYNweb.com
Everyone is invited

Ladies Taleem is closed for the school holidays.

It will re-open, Insha Allah, in January.

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Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC)

Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)
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Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY)

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GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

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