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Sunday, 13 June 2010

 .Newsletter 0292



Our Kareema takes out Top Fitness Award in Two Gyms 


Kareema Benjamin, who has been a regular contributor to CCN with her fitness column, has recently received the prestigious Fitness Instructor of the Year Award for two Sydney clubs.


Shw has worked with Fernwood Liverpool for five years having left briefly for a stint in Queensland, before returning to the gym in mid 2009. She also became a part of the Wetherill Park Club teaching Body Balance, Body Pump, Cycle, Boxing, Freestyle Aerobics and is also making inroads as a Body Combat instructor.


Lesa Villiotis, Group Fitness Manager of Fernwood Liverpool and Fernwood Wetherill Park, said this of Kareema:


Kareema is a great role model and her passion for her work is a reflection of her devotion to the members and the broader community. She is a supportive and approachable member of the team and we recognise her value and inspirational leadership.

Club Owner, Yvonne, added the following:

Kareema is a motivating, passionate and professional Group Fitness Instructor who supports women at Fernwood Liverpool and Wetherill Park by turning up class after class, week after week to encourage ladies to get fit and healthy. Kareema provides fantastic Group Fitness Classes and creates an atmosphere that supports women to ‘be the best they can be’.

It was my pleasure choosing Kareema for the award as she really deserves it.

“You are a great instructor and I wanted to let everyone know that. Your presence at Fernwood is always positive and caring and you strive to produce your best classes - just looking at your class numbers proves that!”

Yvonne also concluded by saying Kareema is NO.1 at Fernwood. “Thanks again Kareema, you do a great job!”


As well as being an instructor, Kareema is also a wife and mum, a regular contributor to developmental programs for women and also maintains her own fitness clothing range through her business name, KaRa Aktiv


CCN is very proud to have Kareema write for us each week as she does without fail, and while we miss not having her here in Brisbane, her dedication and sound advice is well acknowledged and recognized by CCN readers not just in Queensland but nationally and internationally as well.

Government House's 100th year

On Sunday 6 June, Government House at Fernberg in Brisbane, the home of all the Governors of Queensland, turned 100 years old.

To celebrate this milestone the present Governor of Queensland, Penelope Wensley AO, (pictured below with Janeth Deen) extended an invitation for all the associations she was patron of to join her in setting up displays of their respective organizations.

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society, of which the Governor is a patron, showcased Muslim activity in Queensland under headings such as Education, Aged Care, Youth, Commerce, Health, Welfare, Religion, etc.


The QMHS stall was in the direct path of visitors to the main house and had constant visitors throughout who showed genuine interest in the Society's displays.

The Governor herself paid several visits to the stall and was impressed with the quality and quantity of the displays.

The stall received many requests for Islamic information and messages to be passed on for some of the associations that were  showcased.

Several Indonesian students visited the stall and helped pack up at the end of the day.

Janeth Deen, QMHS president, told CCN: "It was a very pleasant and entertaining day but disappointing that we had few of our Muslim brothers and sisters call in to our stall."

Grants to support migrant and refugee communities


Brisbane’s Southside will receive $261,000 to assist in the settlement of newly arrived migrants and refugees, Member for Moreton Graham Perrett told CCN.

Mr Perrett said the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland ($96,000) and Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma ($165,000) would receive the support as part of the Australian Government’s Settlement Grants Program.

“This funding will help refugees and migrants to become self-reliant, contribute to the national economy and acquire crucial skills and knowledge about life in Australia,” he said.

“On the Southside one in three of us were born overseas and we are a friendly multicultural community.

“That’s why it’s important we assist migrants and refugees to settle successfully into our community.

“Our newest residents can make a significant contribution to our society.

“These grants will assist in their cultural transition into Australian life and encourage greater social participation.”


Brisbane GP nominated for Medal

Courier Mail


FOR retired GP Mohamed Sadeq Mustapha (pictured left), generosity comes not without effort.

"But its something I love to do," Dr Mustapha, 69, said. "I get immense satisfaction."

In 1975, the Pride of Australia Medal nominee migrated from South Africa with his family to escape a country on the brink of "civil revolution".

He was attracted to Australia for the future it provided for his children, but before long he realised the local Islamic community needed a
focal point.

In the 1980s he travelled back to Africa to collect donations, eventually raising $150,000 to buy a building in Lutwyche, in Brisbane's north, which is now Lutwyche Mosque.

"A lot of Muslim refugees came here, and they needed a lot of support,"

Dr Mustapha said. "I found that a mosque would be a good central place to facilitate, in a holistic way, general support for these people."

In 2004 he founded the Queensland Muslim Times, which aims primarily to unite the burgeoning Islamic community.

The idea was to correct the lack of understanding or knowledge of Islam in the broader community.

"So we carry some articles (like) What is Islamic culture? Or Why is alcohol frowned upon in Islam?"

Dr Mustapha doesn't consider what he does to be beyond the standard commitment of a local resident.


In fact, he says he couldn't have done it without the support of the whole community.

To nominate Dr Mustapha for a Pride of Australia Medal, go to www.couriermaii.com.au/prideofaustralia or contact Denise Ryder on 3666 6304 or ryderd@gnp.newsltd.com.au. Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday, July 6.

Finalists will be revealed in The Sunday Mail on September 5. Queensland winners will be announced at a special ceremony on September 10 and in The Courier-Mail on September 11.


New Breast Screen Queensland Service 


From left: Muna Ibrahim (Coordinator, Islamic Women's Association of QLD), Ms Saalihah Seedat, Ms Mena Crew (Chair of Cancer Screening Services Branch Consumer Reference group), Miss Pick Lin Wan (First woman to be screened at the new Upper Mt Gravatt Service), Ms Lyn Moore (QLD Representative of the Breast Cancer Network Australia), Kerrie Cleland from BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Southside Service

On Friday May 28, 2010 Saalihah Seedat (pictured second from left) presented Crescents of Brisbane as an official guest at the opening of the new satellite service for BreastScreen Queensland at Upper Mt Gravatt.


Also present was Muna Ibrahim (pictured left) of the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ).

Key representatives from the Brisbane Southside and wider Queensland community witnessed Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Mr Paul Lucas, with State Member for Mansfield Mr Phil Reeves, officially open the service.

Mr Lucas toured the new screening service, which is located at ‘The Village’ Shopping Centre on Logan Road, with the Acting Clinical Director of BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Southside Service, Dr Kate Taylor.

“I am very happy to open a new BreastScreen Queensland Service as screening for early stages of breast cancer is such an important service for the women of Queensland,” Mr Lucas said.

Mr Lucas said the new satellite service for BreastScreen Queensland at Upper Mt Gravatt would help to improve access and convenience for busy women in the target age group to access screening services.

“This new satellite screening service provides women in Upper Mount Gravatt and surrounding suburbs with more convenient access to breast cancer screening services,” he said.

“This is particularly important given we know a growing number of women in the target age group are taking up local BreastScreen Queensland Services.

“Latest figures show 57.3 per cent of the 50 to 69 yearold target age group in Queensland are participating in the BreastScreen Queensland Program, and it’s great we now have a satellite service here in Upper Mt Gravatt for local women to access,” Mr Lucas said.

The new service uses digital mammography equipment – the latest in mammography technology.

Mr Lucas (pictired cutting the ribbon second from left) said the transition to digital equipment would be invaluable to clients of BreastScreen Queensland.

“This technology enables breast images to be checked immediately for quality, so women will no longer need to return for a repeat breastscreen if there are technical issues, providing significant benefits for women,” Mr Lucas said.

The new system will enable images to be forwarded electronically rather than physically by courier to larger population centres for reading, which cuts the time between screening and results.

BreastScreen Queensland expects to manage more than 6.5 million digital images captured at its services over the next five years. The Program is on track to screen 235,000 women this financial year, an increase of 18,000 women from 2008-09.

BreastScreen Queensland provides services through 11 screening and assessment facilities, 19 satellite facilities, six mobile and two relocatables at more than 200 locations throughout the state.

Women can book an appointment for their free breastscreen now by calling 13 20 50.

BreastScreen Queensland Services on Brisbane’s Southside are conveniently located at: QEII Hospital, Redlands, Logan, Coorparoo, Jindalee, PA Hospital, Inala and now Upper Mount Gravatt.

Rawlins rakes 'em in after all round resounding results


There was a great result for Rawlins' Taekwondo team in New Zealand.


The team took part in 9 fighters and came home with 8 gold and 1 bronze medal.

The teams' first timers took up the challenge from contenders from across the Tasman, New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga.

"Our fighters where by far the best fighters in the tournament, especially the first timers for whom this was their first international tour," a very proud team coach, Haris Olomi, told CCN.

The winning team was made up of:

Mustafaa Olomi
Jacob White
Courtney Pomerenke
Dominic Bielicki
Justin Bikoff
Khaaled Olomi
Mousa Deen
Zekria Sayed



Zulaikha Deen, who was heading for a gold medal, came away with a bronze after taking ill just after her second fight.

Mustafaa won the title of best Junior Fighter of the tournament.


The Rawlins team also won the trophy for the team with the best supporters.


"I want to thank all of the parents and the students who have supported the fighters and lost there voices, especially Larry who could not speak the next day," said Olomi.


Business Highlights by Iqbal Lambat


Retailers and the Reserve Bank are of the opinion that Australians have become more frugal – that is, Australians are more careful about spending money.


It appears that Australians are seeking value in lower priced brands or are only buying when products are on sale.


This has had a major impact on retail sales. Consumer sentiment has fallen for the second month in a row, led in part by rising interest rates; uncertainty with the European economy and its impacts on the Australian stock exchange; the upcoming Federal election; and the handling of the mining tax.


Car sales and electronic gadgets are the only good news stories at present.



the full analysis


The CCN Classifieds


The Ugly Ducking is a concept store that "celebrates design in its many forms"


The business was started up two months ago by work at home mum, Sarah B uharie, who strives to source and stock only 100% handmade and Australian products made by independent artisans/crafts people/seamstresses.

The items are mostly unique and rarely found in stores and Ms Buharie told CCN that her shop is like a little street fair – eclectic and fun!

While the website is undergoing construction, Sarah uses a Facebook store front to display her products.



For more information email theuglyduckling@live.com.au or call 0405027022.



There are 3 Premium Class Platinum tickets available for sale for the Yusuf Islam Concert in Brisbane on June 26 at the original price of $259 each. Email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will send you the details of the seller.

Scam targeting Australian Muslim Organizations 

Facebook message received with a request to publish

There are individuals posing a Saudi businessmen offering to fund Muslim community organisations in Australia. They contact the organisations by phone and says that their representative will be coming to Australia in the next couple of days to meet.

This person then 'encounters a problem' with his (and his wife's) flight and luggage and 'embarrassingly' asks for money to be transferred to him through Western Union to cover the cost of his new ticket to Australia.

Needless to say, he will never arrive and your organisation won't get any funds!


Little Mosque on the Prairie: Season 4 Episode 12


 Pants on Fire      


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3




Young. British. Female. Muslim.


Thousands of young British women living in the UK decide to convert to Islam - here are some of their stories

From left: Sukina Douglas, Catherine Heseltine, Aqeela Lindsay Wheeler, Catherine Huntley and Joanne Bailey





Over the next few weeks, CCN will bring you the story of one of the five featured women who have converted to Islam.


Last week it was the story of Joanne Bailey.


This week it is the story of Aqeela Lindsay Wheeler
Housewife and mother, 26 from Leicester, England








“As a teenager I thought all religion was pathetic. I used to spend every weekend getting drunk outside the leisure centre, in high-heeled sandals and miniskirts. My view was: what’s the point in putting restrictions on yourself? You only live once.

“At university, I lived the typical student existence, drinking and going clubbing, but I’d always wake up the next morning with a hangover and think, what’s the point?

“It wasn’t until my second year that I met Hussein. I knew he was a Muslim, but we were falling in love, so I brushed the whole issue of religion under the carpet. But six months into our relationship, he told me that being with me was ‘against his faith’.

“I was so confused. That night I sat up all night reading two books on Islam that Hussein had given me. I remember bursting into tears because I was so overwhelmed. I thought, ‘This could be the whole meaning of life.’ But I had a lot of questions: why should I cover my head? Why can’t I eat what I like?

“I started talking to Muslim women at university and they completely changed my view. They were educated, successful – and actually found the headscarf liberating. I was convinced, and three weeks later officially converted to Islam.

“When I told my mum a few weeks later, I don’t think she took it seriously. She made a few comments like, ‘Why would you wear that scarf? You’ve got lovely hair,’ but she didn’t seem to understand what it meant.


Becoming a Muslim certainly wasn’t an easy way out. This life can sometimes feel like a prison, with so many rules and restrictions, but we believe that we will be rewarded in the afterlife


“My best friend at university completely turned on me: she couldn’t understand how one week I was out clubbing, and the next I’d given everything up and converted to Islam. She was too close to my old life, so I don’t regret losing her as a friend.

“I chose the name Aqeela because it means ‘sensible and intelligent’ – and that’s what I was aspiring to become when I converted to Islam six years ago. I became a whole new person: everything to do with Lindsay, I’ve erased from my memory.

“The most difficult thing was changing the way I dressed, because I was always so fashion-conscious. The first time I tried on the hijab, I remember sitting in front of the mirror, thinking, ‘What am I doing putting a piece of cloth over my head? I look crazy!’ Now I’d feel naked without it and only occasionally daydream about feeling the wind blow through my hair. Once or twice, I’ve come home and burst into tears because of how frumpy I feel – but that’s just vanity.

“It’s a relief not to feel that pressure any more. Wearing the hijab reminds me that all I need to do is serve God and be humble. I’ve even gone through phases of wearing the niqab [face veil] because I felt it was more appropriate – but it can cause problems, too.

“When people see a white girl wearing a niqab they assume I’ve stuck my fingers up at my own culture to ‘follow a bunch of Asians’. I’ve even had teenage boys shout at me in the street, ‘Get that s*** off your head, you white bastard.’ After the London bombings, I was scared to walk about in the streets for fear of retaliation.

“For the most part, I have a very happy life. I married Hussein and now we have a one-year-old son, Zakir. We try to follow the traditional Muslim roles: I’m foremost a housewife and mother, while he goes out to work. I used to dream of having a successful career as a psychologist, but now it’s not something I desire.

“Becoming a Muslim certainly wasn’t an easy way out. This life can sometimes feel like a prison, with so many rules and restrictions, but we believe that we will be rewarded in the afterlife.”


`Community Newsletters and Updates


The Bosnian Bulletin for Bosnian Readers - in Bosnian

By Haji Safet Avdich  


The South African Soccer World Cup Corner


With the World Cup upon and many Australians in South Africa for the event, CCN will, over the next few weeks, bring readers up to speed with world cup news, and the local politics, idiosyncrasies, personalities and culture of the country.


Durban's Cricket grounds - home to Aussie supporters


Durban's Fan Fest on the beach is a sea of flags, vuvuzelas

and bafana bafana  shirts during Friday's Opening Ceremony

Durbanites are spoilt for choice when it comes to freshly prepared halal foods

Surely the only schedule that matters?!?


The Story of the Durban Bunny Chow by Recipe Zaar


This is a story: with a recipe. During the Great Depression in 1933 Indians, whites and Chinese in Durban, South Africa, suffered hunger like everyone else.


The kids then discovered that the cheapest curry they could buy (for a quarter penny or half a penny) was made by a vegetarian Indian caste known in Durban slang as the Bania.


It was made from dried sugarbeans (no meat).


The children didn't have plates, and one kid got the bright idea to hollow out a quarter bread, asked the seller to put the bean curry in the hollowed-out bread, and then used the broken bread he's taken out as a sort of eating utensil.


Chinese food was called "chow".


Somehow the two words came together: Bania Chow.


In time it simply became known as Bunny Chow.


Bunny Chow was what the Indian sugar plantation workers took as their day's food to the lands: curry in hollowed-out bread halves.


Bunny chows are often served with a side portion of grated carrot, chilli and onion salad, commonly known as sambals.


Bunny chows come in quarter, half and full loaves and are strictly a messy fingers affair and the locals find the use of utensils quite amusing.


Cheap and practical ... Today it does not matter what your skin colour or station in life is: Durbanites and people from the Kwa-Zulu-Natal province love their bunny chow ...


Between the World Cup fixtures why not give the Bunny a go!


If you can't make it to Durban then use Recipe Zaar to knock up one at home.


The Inbox


Just an observation, the newsletter is great and has advanced from the original. My Mum had been receiving it for many years and it's great to see the advanced CCN.
Is there a section within the newsletter for employment opportunities?  If not I think that would be excellent to add and I am sure that you would receive a lot of responses for employment.
Please let me know your thoughts.



[Editor] CCN runs a section called The CCN Centre Link (look out for the logo on the left) whenever we are requested to advertise job opportunities that might be of particular interest to CCN readers. We also include a Jobs Wanted section here for readers with skills that potential employers might need.


New on ISLAM TV this week








To access programs on demand:

(1) start the TV

(2) click on the On Demand button above

(3) click on Islam TV

(4) click on the program you wish to watch


For FULL SCREEN access to ISLAM TV go to www.islamtv.com.au













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CCN Reader's Discussion Forum


Have your say on www.ccnforum.ning.com


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


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


Chicken Squares


4 slices bread
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 cups raw chicken mince
˝ tsp crushed black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp green chillies
1 tsp garlic

For Dipping
2 beaten eggs
Oil for frying

Liquidize the bread, eggs and milk together.

Mix all the ingredients together.

Pour into greased oven-proof dish and bake at 180C for around 30 minutes.

Cut into squares.

Dip in egg and fry in shallow oil.


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



Instead of hitting the autopilot button during your cardio sessions, create some challenges for yourself by aiming for some 'personal bests' (PB's) of your own.

Aim to run faster than you did during your last session, or punch the boxing bag harder and faster this time around, etc.


The idea is to make it fun but challenging at the same time.


The last thing you want is for your muscles to just go through the motion.


Keep them active, keep them under tension, and they'll work harder for you every time! Your body will be better for it and you'll see results a lot quicker.






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


Jallaluddin had two tickets for the Soccer World Cup Opening Ceremony at Soccer City in Johannesburg last Friday.


As Jallaluddin sat down, a gentleman asked him if anyone was sitting in the empty seat next to him.


"No," Jallaluddin said. "The seat is empty."


"This is incredible!" said the gentleman.


"Who in their right mind would have a seat for the Soccer World Cup Opening Ceremony, the biggest sporting event in the history of the continent, and not use it?"


"Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come with me, but she passed away."


"Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else, a friend or relative to take the seat?"


"No. They're all at the funeral...."


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Events and Functions

                            ON TODAY (SUNDAY 13 JUNE)


International Food Festival

Gold Coast Mosque


Inter-Uni Cup

Family Fun Night

Sounds of Light


Get Set for Work Program

Orphans of Afghanistan Fundraiser

Islamic Programmes, Education & Services


Brisbane  Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

pdf version

Spirituality, Conversations & Community-Building


Seerah Classes UMB

Maths Tutoring service

From years 6-10

Math A, B and C for years 11 &12
Ahlam Haddad

Tel: 32191554

email: haddada5@hotmail.com.


Australian International Islamic College (DURACK)

Qu'ran Reading & Islamic Studies

Kuraby Mosque

Businesses and Services


Forex Coaching by Azhar Khan

pdf version


FULL MENU pdf version

Lezzet Restaurant



Jamal Naouri

Real Estate Agent

Junaid Ally

Ray White


Brisbane Diagnostics

Sunrise Pizza


Islamic Couture

Phone: (07) 3397 6863
Mobile: 0431 446 528
Address: 910 Logan Rd, Holland Park West

New clients get 15% off
Email: vanise@glamoroushair.com.au
Website: www.glamoroushair.com.au

AK Surtie


Brumby's Bakery

Big Gun Shopping Centre, Underwood

South African Naan available

every Sunday and Tuesday


Where Style meets Modesty

INWear Fashions

Mina Collection

Nando's Calamvale Central
Shop 60-61 662
Compton Road

Tel: 07 3272 2299


Healthy Life



Body & Beauty

Brochure 1; Brochure 2

Mt Egmont Bakery

for the best in halal pavlovas

FAMSY Bookstore



Naadiya Karim



Mr. India

Indian Cuisine


Table & Chair Hire


Additional contact:

Ahmed Hassan

0433 531 593

Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range


Hydrotherapy & swimming classes for Muslim women

pdf version


Flight Star Travel & Tours



The Quran Pen Reader is available online at www.hussana.com.au

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13 June


International Food Festival

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

10am til late

19 June


Family Fun Night


Blunder Rd, DURACK

3372 1400

6pm to 8.30pm

9 July



Lailatul Mehraj

23 July


Sounds of Light Concert

Human Appeal International

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

0422 349 786


28 July



Lailatul Baraat

31 July


Orphans of Afghanistan Fundraiser

Al-Nisa Youth Group Inc.

Greek Orthodox Hall, 269 Creek Rd, Mt Gravatt

0433 182 520


31 July-1 August

Sat & Sun

Inter-Uni Cup: 7-aside Outdoor Soccer Tournament


Rochedale State High, Priestdale Rd, ROCHEDALE

0412 298 531


12 August



Start of Ramadhan

6 September



Lailatul Qadr

9 September



End of Ramadhan

10 September




11 September




Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

10am til late

9 October


Annual Event  (TBA)



0418 757 157


17 November




20 November


2010 Women's Only Eid Ul Adha Ball


The Vibe Hotel, Surfer's Paradise



7 December



Islamic New Year

16 December



Day of Ashura


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




Ladies Taleem


Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 17 June from 12pm-1pm at the residence of


Shahina Dudia

20 Delaney Court


All ladies welcome


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



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Queensland Muslim Historical Society Inc.

Promoting the study and awareness of the rich history of the Muslims of Queensland

Young Muslims of Queensland

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

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)
www.islamiccollegeofbrisbane.com.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)
www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)
www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

The Muslim Directory


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)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  

Always with you on the road to goodness

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)
Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

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