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Sunday, 3 October 2010

 .Newsletter 0308



The Launch of MYQ


The official launch of the Muslim Youth of Queensland (MYQ) took place yesterday (Saturday, 2 October) at Griffith University-Nathan Campus.


Over 100 people attended the function and heard about the objectives of the recently formed networking body which aims to provide a common platform for the various youth organizations in Queensland to enable them to coordinate their individual efforts.


The future vision is to attract all the other states in Australia, creating a body that will be strong enough to be recognised by other Muslim youth and non-youth organisations and official government bodies both state-wide and federally.


The organizations that have already committed themselves to working with MYQ each gave a short presentation about the work they do in the community. At present, Alnisa, the Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN), the Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY), Gold Coast Youth and United Muslims Brisbane (UMB) are members.


For more information about MYQ and how you can join or help contact Emane at emane.elmezin@connect.qut.edu.au.

Rawlins' boys make the grade




A great result was recorded from last weekend's taekwondo competition in Melbourne for the Rawlins fighters. Mustafaa Olomi and Jacob White (pictured right) qualified for the National Team.


Mustafaa qualified for the Oceana Competition which will be held in New Caledonia in December, and both of the young men will compete in India for the Games to be held in January in Chennai.

This is a self funded competition and if anyone is interested in sponsoring the two boys should contact their head instructor Haris on 0402716707.

MAQ Awards Night


(Standing left to right) Sultan Deen (Eidfest), Yasmin Khan (Eidfest), Chalani Gunasekara (ECCQ), Irene Cayas (ECCQ), Victoria Zografos (ECCQ)

(Seated left to right) Muna Ibrahim (IWAQ), Fatima Abdel-Karim (IWAQ), Galila Abdelsalam (IWAQ) and Desley Scott (MP)

The Multicultural Affairs Queensland (MAQ) Awards night held at the Sofitel Hotel during the week was a glittering affair with radio host, Madonna King, as the Master of Ceremonies.


This year MAQ recognized achievers in a number of categories including outstanding volunteer; community organisation; private enterprise; public sector; education; media and the Minister's awards.


The Townsville Multicultural Support Group, a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that assists migrants in the wider Townsville was the winner in the community organization category in which the Queensland Eidfest Association Inc, the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ) and the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) were given honourable mentions.


The award recipient for the Minister's Multicultural Community Award was The Indian Community.


This award acknowledged and commended all members of Queensland's Indian community, in particular those who have worked closely with the Queensland Government, through Multicultural Affairs Queensland, over the past 12 months to support international students in this state to have a positive educational, social and cultural experience.




The Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs, Annastacia Palaszczuk, told the invited guests that over the past year, Indian community and faith organisations have supported international students by coordinating student meetings and forums, linking students groups to the broader community and vice versa; and assisting students to access relevant government assistance.

The night's entertainment was an eclectic collection of traditional African folk songs (including a very nostalgic rendition of shosholoza) performed by the Multicultural Development Association Diversity Choir, and some highly energetic dance routines by the Indian dance troupe from the Asha and Bollywood Dhamaka.


For the complete list of all the award winners and highly commendables go here.

In a press release soon after the event the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines & Energy and Minister for Trade, Stephen Robertson MP, acknowledged the work of the organizations who were nominated for awards.

Donald Trump vs David Letterman



2010 NAPLAN Results - Muslims Australia Schools Score Above the State and National Averages


In an press release, the President of Muslims Australia – AFIC, Mr Ikebal Patel announced that all of Muslims Australia schools, namely Malek Fahd Islamic School in Sydney, Islamic School of Brisbane, Islamic College of South Australia, Islamic School of Canberra and Langford Islamic College in Perth have achieved results above the national and state averages.

Mr Patel stated, “the NAPLAN mean marks of our students at Malek Fahd Islamic School in all the tests are higher than the New South Wales and the national mean.” and added that the results at the Islamic School of Brisbane and the Islamic College of South Australia were also above the respective State means.


The Islamic School of Canberra ranked above the ACT and the national average in 3 out of five subjects and Langford Islamic College had similar above
average achievements in the year 3 class compared to the WA State mean results.

Mr Patel attributed the students' achievements to the focus and visionary goal of each School community in achieving it best and fullest potential through concerted effort, study and pride in hard work.

He congratulated the students, teachers, and parents at all of Muslims Australia schools who had contributed to the exemplary NAPLAN achievements.

New MP is first in Australia to be sworn in with Koran


Ed Husic with wife Bridget (left) and mother Joan outside Blacktown

With union boss turned western Sydney MP Ed Husic taking his seat in the 43rd parliament of Australia, history was made.

Mr Husic, the son of Yugoslavian migrants, is the first Muslim elected to federal parliament and this week became the first MP sworn in by the Chief Justice of the High Court with his hand on a copy of the Koran.

The Blacktown-based former national president of the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union arrived in Canberra carrying with him the Koran of his proud migrant parents who watched on from the public gallery as he took his oath.

While downplaying his religion and the significance of his contribution to Australian political history, the MP for Chifley said "getting elected to parliament, full stop, is an enormous privilege".

But Mr Husic conceded others might well see his oath as a significant moment for Muslim Australians.

"Given my background, there are some people taking a small slice of pride or happiness."


Scholarships for business training


The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Unit is now accepting expressions of interest for the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship program.

Now in its third year, The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program recognises the success of our multicultural community and its contribution towards making Brisbane a more vibrant, diverse and internationally competitive city.

The Scholarship Program provides business training scholarships to people from Brisbane's multicultural community who are interested in starting or improving their own business.


It aims to develop students' business management and entrepreneurial skills while giving them the confidence to engage with Brisbane’s business community.

For more information on the program visit the BCC website. Applications close 29 October 2010.

Multicultural Festival Roma Street


A range of volunteer opportunities exist for aspiring event managers at this year’s Queensland Multicultural Festival on Sunday 17 October.

The Tourism Volunteering portal provides a central point for new and experienced volunteers to find out what opportunities are coming up in their region. It also allows organisations seeking volunteers to register and promote their tourism volunteering opportunities on the site. The portal is hosted by Volunteering Queensland, the State’s peak body for volunteering.


The festival which is held at Roma Street Parkland was the ultimate showcase of Queensland’s cultural diversity with a program that incorporates a citizenship ceremony, roving artists, children's activities, international food and beverages, and craft stalls, and has attracted over 280,000 people since the inaugural event in 2004.


Organisers are seeking volunteers for a number of positions that provide a behind the scenes look at the management of a large scale event. A range of roles include stage and information assistants are available.

`Community Newsletters and Updates



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





Topics include

• Clarification of the Marvels of the Heart
• XpressO - Australasian Launch of The Blessed Tree
• XpressO Movie Night - Melbourne
• The Ansaar Project @ Exodus
• Mizaan Ecology – Cooks River Regeneration Project
• Night of Remembrance - Sisters Only
• Foundations Diploma in Islamic Sciences - Cert 2
• Fiqh of Zakat
• The Ansaar Project @ Elizabeth Bay
• Crescent Sighting - Dhul Qaida
• Mizaan Ecology - Newcastle

The Inbox


Dear Editor,

Thank for attending our Eid Festival and those wonderful pictures you have posted in your last newsletter.


Your presence and presentation gave us for the first time sense of belonging,


Generally speaking we Somalis feel we are claimed by the Queensland Muslim community organizations (most cases when applying for activity Funds) as we are 100% Muslims and on the other hand by African community as we are from Africans and we belong to none.


In most cases we are not included in activity planning processes. We are not part of management committees of both parties and we don't fit any of those groups, we have identity crisis.


CCN's participation in our Eid has boosted our moral and given us a sense of belonging for the first time.


Thank you and please sent us your newsletter regularly.

Warm Regards

Hussein Ali Ahmed
President- United Somali Association of Queensland incorporated


Salaams Everyone


Just wanted to make everyone aware...especially with the weekend grocery shopping that Coles is running a 'sports for school' promotion.


Our Islamic school on the Gold Coast is very new and still building it's resources. This is a great opportunity for everyone inshallah to contribute to this school with little to no cost to yourself.


When you shop at Coles from now until end of October, each $10 spent will give you one sports voucher. This means a $100 grocery bill would provide 10 vouchers. We ask that everyone collect these vouchers and please put them aside for our school and then either drop them in or mail them to the school at: 


19 Chisholm Rd, Carrara, QLD 4211


Because the Gold Coast campus is still in its first year, there will be no funding from the government until later next year. Which is why this is such an excellent opportunity to get some much needed equipment. 


Here is the link should you wish to find out more about the deal: 





Remember to collect the vouchers at the time of payment otherwise they will be lost. The vouchers need to be forwarded to our school by the first week of November to allow claiming of equipment. 


Inshallah your concern for the children will be rewarded.

Raahat Dhedhi


Hello CCN Readers

We are looking for some feedback from our valued Muslim customers!

Since Ramadan has finished, we have not seen many of our Muslim customers return to our store and our Naan sales of dramatically dropped. We are unsure why we have not seen many customers return and we are asking if there has been discussions amongst yourselves about any potential problem or dissatisfaction that is being experienced in our store?

We have only last week renewed our Halal certification and we are wondering if it is even worth us continuing with being a Halal bakery.

We are the ONLY halal bakery in Brisbane and we would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see our Muslim customers return. If there is any feedback you can provide it would be greatly appreciated.

With our NAAN, we are now stopping all Tuesday production as we are simply not selling any and we are losing money by throwing these breads in the bin at the end of the day. We ask for pre-ordering to gauge the demand, however nobody has pre-ordered in months.

If anyone would like to ring and discuss any issues or feedback, please do not hesitate to call the store or us personally.


Rosie & Camron Reed
Owners/franchisee’s BRUMBY’S UNDERWOOD
Ph: 3841 3755 (shop) Mob: 0438 122 208

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Debated at UK’s leading mosque


UK: On the 21st October, ‘The Muslim Debate Initiative’ is hosting an exclusive event at The London Muslim centre – the UK’s leading Mosque. For the first time, the doors of a British mosque will be open to the public to critically discuss Islam, in particular the Muslim concept of God. The event has been hailed as a confirmation that the British Muslim community is willing to engage in critical dialogue concerning their faith, with fellow non-Muslim citizens.


Top Atheist philosopher, lecturer and author, Dr Brendan Larvor debates Muslim International public speaker, and Muslim philosopher, Adam Deen in a debate over the existence of God, and the Islamic concept of God at the London Muslim Centre (adjacent to East London Mosque)

Brendan Larvor studied philosophy and mathematics at Balliol College before embarking on a brief career as a systems analyst. He quickly resumed his studies in philosophy, taking an MA from Queen's University Ontario before returning to Balliol to write a doctoral thesis on the philosophy of mathematics of Imre Lakatos. He taught at the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford before joining Hertfordshire in 1997. He specialises in the history and philosophy of mathematics and science. His current project is to develop a historically sensitive and properly philosophical approach to the study of mathematical practice.

Adam Deen is an international public speaker on Muslim Apologetics. A former Islam channel presenter and Muslim philosopher who has been working in the field of Muslim apologetics for almost a decade. He has contributed to debates on issues ranging from ethics, to religious philosophy and theology. His work draws on contemporary philosophy to defend Islam in public debates. He has appeared on mainstream TV and debated USA's leading atheist Dan Barker author of 'Godless'.





Another day, another Muslim-bashing story in the tabloids 


A shopping centre in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has installed new 'squat' toilets for customers after bosses reportedly went on a cultural diversity training course.

Two of Rochdale's Exchange shopping centre's fourteen toilets have been converted into nile pans.

Manchester Evening News reports:

'Community activist Ghulam Rasul Shahzad said managers decided to offer the toilets after attending one of his training courses.

'The retired Rochdale council training officer, who has an OBE for community work, took centre manager Lorenzo O’Reilly and his team on a tour of the town’s central mosque, including a look at its toilets.

‘He said: "The management at the centre were very committed to improving the service they offered to the community and were very responsive.

‘"We always work together to understand each other from both sides and find a balance.

‘"That is the beauty of Rochdale. That is why I am proud to be a Rochdalian."’

What is essentially a local issue, involving merely two toilets, has been used by the national media to once again incite anti-Muslim prejudice and toe the ‘special treatment of minorities’ narrative.

The Daily Star's article titled 'Muslim public loo fury' reported 'Fury has erupted after a shopping centre became the first in Britain to introduce Muslim-only toilets.'

The Daily Express' article on the matter is headlined 'Shopping centre plans squat loos designed for Muslims.' The paper reports: 'They are being installed for Muslim customers.’

The Sun, Daily Mail and Sky news focused on the 'Asian' community, making little or no mention of Muslims throughout their report.

Disappointingly, the BBC once again picked up on a non-story, utilised by the right-wing press to foment fear about the ‘Islamification’ of Britain.

Nile pans are used all around the world - in France, Italy and Greece among other countries. But as usual, some sections of the media could not pass up the opportunity of taking yet another swipe at Muslims.





The PCC has adjudicated on a complaint lodged by a reader against the Daily Star on the paper’s inaccurate and inflammatory coverage of ‘squat’ toilets that were installed in a Rochdale shopping centre.

The PCC upholding the complaint on the paper’s breach of clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editor’s Code of Practice, stated:

"In this prominent story, there were two clear errors of fact which, in the circumstances, would have misled readers in a significant manner: the toilets could not be described as "Muslim only"; and were not paid for by the local council. While the newspaper had accepted that the article was wrong - and offered to correct the item - the Commission was particularly concerned at the lack of care the newspaper had taken in its presentation of the story. This led to a breach of Clause 1 of the Code which makes clear that newspapers must "take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information". The complaint was upheld."

Read the full PCC judgment here.

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

This week

CCN recommends


The Minbar of Saladin: Reconstructing a Jewel of Islamic Art


edited by

Lynette Singer


The story of how this magnificent Islamic treasure was painstakingly reconstructed under the aegis of the Jordanian royal family.


Early one morning in August 1969 a firebomb was set off in the al-Aqsa mosque in the heart of one of the holiest places in Jerusalem. A devastating blaze soon engulfed the thousand-year-old building, severely damaging the interior. When the firemen had put out the flames, a sodden pile of ashes was discovered, all that remained of one of the jewels of Islamic art—the Minbar of Saladin.


An extraordinary piece of craftsmanship, the Minbar, or pulpit, had been installed by Saladin in the mosque on his triumphant recapture of Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187. Made of 16,000 pieces of intricately carved wood, adorned with ivory and ebony, it was widely acknowledged as a pinnacle of Islamic design and woodcarving.


This book on the Minbar's reconstruction tells of the quest to fathom the principles of Islamic sacred geometry and to decipher how the Minbar's complex patterns were created. This was followed by a worldwide search for materials and for craftsmen who still possessed the necessary skills—skills that had seemed lost in today's world of mass production and modern technology.


The book also illustrates the work of the Prince of Wales's School of Traditional Arts in London and the College of Traditional Islamic Arts & Architecture in al-Salt, Jordan, where many of the crafts for which Islamic art and architecture are celebrated are being revived.


Published to accompany the documentary film Stairway to Heaven, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. Forewords by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan.


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

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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.

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KB's Culinary Corner


Quick 'n Easy Sweet 'n Spicy Red Chutney


KB SAYS: Last week I promised you a delicious chutney to go with your savouries.


I have Bilkish Omar to thank for providing me with the basis for this tantalizing recipe. She calls it her 5-minute-sauce – and she is absolutely right.


It's sweet, sour and chilly flavour has made this sauce very popular amongst our friends in Brisbane.


It enhances the off-the-shelf sauces with traditional spices to give you a unique taste. I am sure you are going to enjoy this over and over again.



1. A bottle of Mrs. Balls Chutney (470g)
2. One 250ml bottle of chilli sauce (Packo or Crosse and Blackwell)
3. 200ml bottle tomato sauce
4. 1 tsp red crushed chillies or methi masala mix (available at an Indian grocer)
5. 1 tsp salt
6. 1 tsp mustard seeds
7. 3 tsp crushed garlic
8. 2 tab curry leaves
9. 1 tsp green chillies
10. 1 tsp jeero (cumin seeds)
11. 2 Tab oil

Heat the oil and add items 6 to 10.

Fry for a minute and then add items 1 to 5 and bring it to a simmer stage and allow to simmer for approx 5 minutes.

When the sauce is cool, you could liquidize it if you like the sauce to be of a smooth consistency.


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 Q&A Keep Fit Column


Q: Dear Kareema, with school holidays here yet again, we're off for some R and R. I'm hoping to focus on myself as well and fit in some exercises whenever possible. A little help please....

A: I am sorry I am responding to your question so late, particularly now that the Queensland school holidays are just about over. But I hope that you may still find this useful for the next lot of holidays.

I do what I call my 'any-wear' workout whenever I'm away. Doesn't matter where I am or what I'm wearing, I make it work to my advantage!

If you're heading towards the ocean, you've got the option of soft-sand running - stop every minute or so and include some push-ups, sit-ups, dips and hovers, etc.


Be sure to make at least one of your sessions on the sand a yoga / stretch session for improved flexibility.

No gym? - No worries, just be sure to pack your skipping rope, joggers, sunnies and hat. Go for an early morning walk / jog before everyone wakes up.


Skip for a few minutes as a warm-up before you pound the pavement and don't forget your all- important stretching routine.


This will get you off to a great start and you can focus on the family once you're back from your walk ..


Not only will you feel refreshed, you'll seem to have a few extra hours at hand because of your early start.

There's always the option of hopping into the pool (if there's one on site), and splashing around with the kids, turning it into a great muscle-toner while you're at it.


Kids will love it and you will be working hard without even realising it.

Be creative while sitting and watching a movie with the kids, do some arm and leg raises, etc. or use a ball between your knees and squeeze and release the knees while lengthening and strengthening the spine..


EASY! Don't think about it, just do it!







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, aged 92, and Zubeida Begum, aged 89, are both excited about their decision to get married.


They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a chemist.


Nasruddin suggests they go in.

Nasruddin addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"

The chemist answers, "Yes."

Nasruddin: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Chemist: "Of course we do."

Nasruddin: "Medicine for rheumatism?"
Chemist: "Definitely."

Nasruddin: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, and Alzheimer's?"
Chemist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."

Nasruddin: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"
Chemist: "Absolutely.."

Nasruddin: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"
Chemist: "We sure do."

Nasruddin: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"
Chemist: "All speeds and sizes."

Nasruddin: "In that case, we'd like to use this store for our wedding presents list."

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Al-Nisa: 1920s Feathers & Lace

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From Atheism to Islam: A Journey of Reason & Conviction

Pakistan Flood Relief Appeal @ Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

Eid-ul-Adha Ball

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Journey to Allah

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Knowledge Retreat 2011


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Lezzet Restaurant

Mr. India

Indian Cuisine


Mt Egmont Bakery

for the best in halal pavlovas

Brumby's Bakery

Big Gun Shopping Centre, Underwood

Rawlins Taekwondo


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Mobile: 0431 446 528
Address: 910 Logan Rd, Holland Park West

New clients get 15% off
Email: vanise@glamoroushair.com.au
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House of Nappies

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6 October


Charity Dinner

Community Groups

Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

0400 162 163

6.30pm to 9.30pm

9 October


1920s Feathers & Lace


Greek Orthodox Hall

269 Creek Road, Mr Gravatt

0432 100 291


8-11 October


Shaykh Nomani


Kuraby, Gold Coast, Darra and Holland Park Mosques

0401 922 714

See poster for dates and times

11 October


From Atheism to Islam: A Journey of Reason & Conviction

HikmahWay Institute
AMYN Centre
Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

BRISBANE McGregor Hall
McGregor State School
370 McCullough St, McGregor

0406 740 790


12 October


From Atheism to Islam: A Journey of Reason & Conviction

HikmahWay Institute
AMYN Centre
Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

Gold Coast Masjid,
Corner of Allied Dr & Olsen Ave, Arundel, Gold Coast

0406 740 790


17 October


Queensland Multicultural Festival

Multicultural Affairs Qld.

Roma Street Parklands

322 45468

10am to 5pm

31 October


Pakistan Flood Relief Fund Raiser

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)

Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

0419 025 510

10am to 3pm

17 November




19 November


Eid Fair & Fun



0418 722 353


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 7 October from 11am-12pm at the residence of:


Farahnaaz Omar
57 Dandelion St
Eight Mile Plains
Tel: 34230190

All ladies welcome


Inspiration talk, pizza, BBQ, fun and games

Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.
Where: AMYN Islamic Youth Centre, 16/157 North Road, Woodridge
When: Every Saturday,after Maghrib
Info: www.AMYNweb.com
Everyone is invited


Weekly webcast from Sydney

Live Webcast link to the Al-Ghazzali Centre in Sydney for the next Friday night study series, presented by Imam Afroz Ali, focusing on the twenty-first book of Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din, 'The Marvels of the Heart'.


Time: 7.30pm every Friday for 10 weeks starting Friday 1st of October.

Cost: $5 / person/ class.

Venue: Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane, 39 Bushmills St, Hillcrest.


Contact Javed Iqbal on 0403 295 127 or email: javed@hotmail.com.au to register.



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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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