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



Sunday, 30 January 2011

 .Newsletter 0325



The CCN Flood Line



30 January




Want to help the cause ..... but don't know how?

Bring along a batch of your freshly baked cupcakes to the Crescents of Brisbane's CresCafe stall

We'll sell 'em and you'll get the sawaab, insha'allah



Becoming Aussies


New citizens, Abdel Aziz Ahmed (Reliability Systems Manager at SKF Australia)  and Nashwa Ibrahim (IWAQ staff) with twins, Raeem and Farah (who turned eight on Australia Day) and their brother Omar (13)

There were Citizenship Ceremonies across the country on Australia Day this year.


At the Runcorn State School some 200 people saw 75 men, women and children from 25 different countries take the oath or affirmation as new citizens of the country. The event was hosted by the Lions Club of Kuraby.


A delightful rendition of Waltzing Matilda and We are Australians by the young Karen Kangaroos, a performance group of former Karen refugees from Myanmar, preceded a keynote address by Mustafa Ally who shared his personal journey on the road to becoming a citizen.


Mustafa Ally of Crescents of Brisbane and (in the background) David Forde of Lions Club of Kuraby who MC'ed the ceremony

The Karen Kangaroos will also be performing at the Islamic Council of Queensland's Multicultural Fun Day today (Sunday)

20 years on and goin' strong!


The Islamic Women's Association of Queensland celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Friday by inviting the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC to officially open its new headquarters in Springwood.


The 150 invited dignitaries, including politicians and community leaders, joined the Governor-General in congratulating IWAQ on achieving this significant milestone.


Amongst the list of invitees were Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs, Ms Annastacia Palaszchuk MP, His Excellency Ali Nasser Al Nuaimi, Ambassador of UAE, Mrs Aziza Abdel-Halim AM, president of the Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Muslims Australia president, Mr Ikebal Patel, Indigenous Elder, Aunty Betty McGrady, Logan City Mayor, Ms Pam Parker, State Member for Woodridge, Ms Desley Scott MP and ICQ president, Mohammed Yusuf.


It was also an occasion to acknowledge the contributions of many long serving staff and past and present committee members.


The proceedings was chaired by past IWAQ committee member, Ms Faiza El-Higzi and was closed with a guitar solo by Ms Mirsada Hadziahmetovic.


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Ms Muna scoops awards


Ms Muna Ibrahim (pictured left) of the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ) was presented with two awards on Australia Day.


The first of the two awards was the Robbie Williams Memorial Award for Multicultural Citizen of the Year presented by Mrs Trish Williams, wife of the late Councillor Robbie Williams at the Southside Australia Day Awards Breakfast . The second was a Community Service Award presented to her by Mr. Graham Perrett MP in recognition of her valued commitment to the community.


The Robbie Williams Memorial Award citation reads:

Ms Ibrahim has been working tirelessly within the local community for the past 20 years. She is much loved and respected by refugee women and their children, who through the Refugee Settlement Group, she has assisted by organising accommodation and furniture and providing them with transport from the airport to their new homes in Queensland. She then accompanies these families to introduce them to service providers and government agencies.

Muna has been involved in numerous volunteer and paid positions bridging the barriers between the multicultural community and mainstream Australians. Her determination and advocacy have resulted in cross cultural awareness information sessions to schools, government services and hospitals, enabling these organisations to have a better understanding of individuals with different ethnic backgrounds. She is also actively involved in Harmony Day events thus creating a greater understanding and awareness between all societies.

Muna brings a rich knowledge and understanding of multicultural issues to the local community. She speaks four languages and comes from a background of cross cultural marriage, has travelled and lived in many countries and most important of all, she is an active listener.


Previous winners of the Robbie Williams Memorial Award have been Mustafa Ally and Ms. Janeth Deen

Are you being served?


From the Algester Mosque Desk.....



The Islamic Society of Algester cordially invites you and your family to the annual Meelad-un-Nabi (Sallallaahu alaihi wa Sallam) celebrations.

Come and spend some unique spiritual moments in the love and praise of our Master Sayyidinaa Muhammad (SAW).

 Venue : Beenleigh Events Centre, Beenleigh
 Date : 20 February 2011
 Time : 2:00 pm sharp
 Programme : Lectures & Naats by local and International guests
 Niyaaz will be served after Maghrib
 For more details, contact
 Ml.M.Nawaaz Ashrafi on 0401576084 or  Ml.M.Aslam Alqaderi on 0431620629


The Algester Madrassah is still accepting enrolments for 2011.

For more details about enrolments and the fees structure, contact:

Maulana M. Nawaaz Ashrafi on 07-37116097 / 0401576084

The Algester Madrassah
48 Learoyd Road

Australia Day


A personal perspective on Australia Day by former Bangladeshi, Dr Fatima Ashrafi of Rockhampton:

Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, in 1788. The commander was Captain Arthur Phillip,

Since then Australia has come a long way and 200 yrs later it is one of the best countries in the world.


There have been some very difficult times like the White Australia policy and the Stolen generation but every country and every nation and every human have done things they are not proud of. That's the way the world has evolved - Adam and Eve sinned in heaven to be sent to the world and we all know about the two brothers Cain and Abel. The best way to right a wrong is sincerely apologise and take steps to correct the wrong be in individual lives or state. The epic apology of Kevin Rudd on13 Feb 2008 did much to heal the hurt. That’s one of the reasons Kevin Rudd is my favourite leader.

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia. Though 26 January marks this specific event, today Australia Day reflects contemporary Australia: the diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. Today Australia is a brilliant country to live in. I as a doctor have to say that I am impressed with the fair and equal treatment patients get irrespective of rich or poor, colour, creed or religion which is not present in many countries including Muslim countries and superpower America. I was moved by the way every person gave their time in the recent clean up after floods. I was in Brisbane last weekend to settle my sons into residence before classes start and every street and house in St Lucia was cleaned up which was under neck level flood water. The Australia day awards all went to people who showed generosity and gave themselves to others in time of need. That tells you the values which are important to us in Australia. I hope and pray that in the future we will see members of our community getting this prestigious honour.

On this day I also remember our motherland Bangladesh which is a amazing country with beautiful, strong and resilient people. Bangladesh has reared us with love and affection that has no reservation, no boundary, no ending. So I pray today for the well being and prosperity of Australia an Bangladesh.

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Around the Muslim World with CCN


Try Blair for war crimes: Sister-in-law

Kuala Lumpur - Former British prime minister Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth, a rights campaigner and Muslim convert, said on Wednesday he should be tried for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.

Booth, the half-sister of Blair's barrister wife Cherie, is in Malaysia for lectures organised by Viva Palestina, a British-based organisation associated with controversial politician George Galloway.

Asked whether Blair should be arrested and sent to the International Court of Justice in The Hague for war crimes, Booth replied: "Absolutely. He misled the British people and took Britain to war on a lie."

The conflict in Iraq was "an offence", she told reporters after a speech at a Malaysian university, saying it was organised well in advance between Blair and the United States leadership.

 Booth has been a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq, and a supporter of the Palestinian cause, and in 2008 travelled with other activists to Gaza by ship to protest against Israel's blockade of the territory.

The 43-year-old, who wore a black headscarf that tightly framed her face as she gave an address on "Islam from the perspective of Western women", discussed her own conversion which took place 15 weeks ago.

Western women 'oppressed'

"My friends think I was naive and stupid, they have rubbished me so much," she said. "Really, joining Islam is not a trendy thing to do.

"Friends ask me, don't you miss going to the pub?"


But she defended her decision, which came after a trip to Iran in September 2010, and said that perceptions about Muslim women were incorrect.

"I sat down in the mosque in Iran, there was such tranquillity. I had the compulsion to pray and from then on I knew I was a Muslim," she said.

"Muslim women are not oppressed, it is Western women who are oppressed... Western women are bored, lonely and oppressed."

Blair recently testified at Britain's Iraq war inquiry, expressing regret at the death toll from the 2003 conflict and addressing the condemnation he faced following his first hearing last January when he said he had "no regret" about removing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.




"Islamic West Africa’s Legacy of Literacy and Music To America And The World" And "Slavery And Its Legacy"

America’s only Muslim Museum is organizing a major conference February 19-20th on Africa’s Islamic legacy and the USA. This free conference is taking place in Jackson, Mississippi. It will also be streamed live. You can register for the virtual conference today.

Sheikh AbdelKader Haidara, the heir and director of the Haidara Library in Mali, will be the opening keynote speaker at the conference. Other speakers include such scholars as Drs. Stephanie Diakite’ of Timbuktu, Ali Mazrui, Sulayman Nyang, Allan Austin, Beverly Mack, Aminah McCloud, Imams Plemon El-Amin, Zaid Shakir, and Faheem Shu’abe.



A woman's world

Abeer Rashed, 23, Mariam Al Shakili, 23, and Reem Al Tayer

are all employed with Dunia in Dubai Outsource Zone.
Image Credit: Megan Hirons Mahon/Gulf News

It is often said the financial world is best suited to men. However, one UAE finance company has set itself apart by mainly catering to the needs of Emirati women.

The Dunia Finance Company, which is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi and Singaporean governments, has taken it upon themselves to groom future Emirati talent.

With more than 40 Emiratis in its numerous training programmes, Dunia's staff in training are 70 per cent women; who are either fresh university graduates or still in higher education and working part-time.

The idea behind Dunia's women empowerment strategy is to encourage women of the UAE to aspire to and pursue leadership positions in the corporate world.

"We've focused our first batch of trainees on women because the idea is to empower them," said Hind. "We see lots of men in leading positions but not many women."

She added that Dunia sets itself apart from other corporate organisations by understanding the needs of women in the workplace.

"As an organisation we understand that if a woman is married with a family she needs a balance in her life," said Hind. "However, this should not hinder her from achieving success."

Another benefit women at Dunia enjoy is extended maternity leave from the legal 45 days granted by the UAE Labour Ministry. "Dunia gives three months maternity in addition to her annual leave," said Hind. "This ruling comes straight from the management; to be honest it's impossible for a lady to deliver and come straight back to work, it's cruel."



The Inbox


As-Salam Dear CCN Editor,

Jazak Allahu Khair for your excellent community service. I am a great fan of CCN and other activities by Crescents of Brisbane.

I have noticed the link to CCN in your email has a dot at the end which does not allow (one) to go to the webpage from my PC. When I delete the dot from the URL, it's OK. Therefore may I request to remove the dot after asp.

Kind regards
Khairul Alam

[Editor] The offending dot has been removed. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Dear CCN
I want to congratulate you on a very balanced newsletter - on the one hand you have KB putting on the calories for us and on the other Kareema taking them off!

Name withheld

Dear Editor


My name is Jennifer Ryan and I am currently studying my last year of a Bachelor of Photojournalism at the Queensland College of Art. I had the pleasure of attending and photographing last year's Eidfest. I had a brilliant time and would like to further my involvement within the Muslim Community in the area.

During my last year I am required to complete a semester long photodocumentary project.
I have copied the requirements of my assignment below. I am looking to document the Muslim community in Brisbane. It would be great if I would be able to form a relationship with a family or small amount of people and document their lives. After experiencing the lovely people at Edifest last year, I believe the greater community of Brisbane could greatly benefit from knowing about the lives of people within the Muslim community, dispelling myths and some current beliefs, etc.

All images that I would take could be edited and approved by the subject, they would also be able to keep copies and use them as they see fit. I also have a current Blue Card.

I hope that you will be able to help me with my project.

Kind regards,
Jennifer Ryan

[Editor] If you would like to be a part of Ms Ryan's project email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will put you in contact with her. You can find more details of her project here.


Dear CCN Editor


Hi, My 6 yr old son, my boyfriend and I were staying at Lowood Evacuation Centre and we just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your kindness and food package.

Lisa Johnson


The following letter was also sent to www.muslimsvolunteers.org


Thank you soooo much, we went without food etc. for 3 days and eventually got picked up and were at Lowood Evacuation Centre when you delivered your bundles of kindness....we were home again and after a few days SES came to help hose mud out of sheds....they also brought out one of your green bags which was very much appreciated.

I was so impressed that it was a brand new face washer not to mention the brand new toothbrushes and the amount of thought put into the contents.

If we can return your kindness in any way please let us know. My 6yr old son goes to West Moreton Anglican College...maybe your priest could talk to the chaplain and give a talk on Muslim spirituality and join in chapel one morning.

I am technically Church of England but I don't know much about religion. With all the hostility in the world it is a wonderful thing that your faith has done for the flood victims.

I know my family will never forget your kindness and the effort you went to for us.

Thank you with all my heart
Lisa Johnson


[CCN Editor] The hampers were funded through the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) who coordinated the packing and the distribution.

I found your mula nasruden joke (in last week's CCN) very very offensive! Did you have to name the camel moosa? Istakhfirula!!!

Amina Ghafoor

Dear CCN


As an Australian Muslim Sister living in south east QLD I am very humbled by the hard work and generosity of people within the community over the past two weeks.


I am a revert and have volunteered with the Queensland State Emergency Service for over 11 years.


I am very proud of all the work the Muslim community has done helping out in the floods.


All the SES volunteers in my area and around the country have been hard at work looking after people in this great time of need, from running evacuation centres, feeding stranded people, to cleaning out houses and rescuing people from their homes and cars.


It has been wonderful to see so many people putting in their own time to assist others. It has made our job so much easier and it means that a lot of us who are volunteers ourselves, with our own families and in some cases who have been affected by the floods ourselves, have been able to take greatly needed time off.


I would like everyone to know that no matter how little you may think you have done it has made a great difference to us. I would especially like to let those who packed food resupply packs for stranded people know that I have never had a greater surprise then when we received a order of bottled water and food packs and on looking inside I saw a flyer saying it was packed by a Muslim organisation.


So your work has reached far and wide into the community, evening coming to Kilcoy in the far reaches of the Somerset Region.


Once again thank you all for your hard work. There is still a great deal of work left to do in many communities and we are greatful that we are not alone in the battle to recover from the floods.

Kirsty Laili


Dear Editor

Thank you for the CCN….excellent read especially the Sayeeda Warsi MP speech is spectacular!

Zubeda Raihman
Manager, Revenue Services
Macquarie University
North Ryde, New South Wales



I would like to know if anyone has managed to obtain information on the authenticity of the label “Halaal gelatine” on numerous products available on our supermarket shelves.


Many yogurts, sweets etc have Halaal gelatine in their ingredient list but no Halaal stamp on the product.


I have tried to find out from companies themselves with no joy. I would like some clarification on the matter if anyone knows better..



Dear Editor


We are two sisters who own and run a boutique cupcake business - Mio Cupcakes. We create, customised cupcakes for all occasions. We are a Brisbane based company.

We have raised some funds and have donated all the profit to the Flood Appeal through the Muslim Charitable organisation on behalf of all our supporters.

We recently raised some funds through our business by selling boxes of cupcakes on Thursday the 20th January. 100% of all profits made was donated to the QLD Flood Appeal!

Thank you to everyone who ordered a box of cupcakes and donated money to help all our friends and families affected by the Flood!

We are happily exhausted :)

We baked 564 cupcakes, Sold 94 Boxes!

And TOGETHER we ALL raised... $1400

Thank-you x
Mio Cupcakes
Sumayya and Yasmeen


[Editor] For your marvelous efforts, the least we at CCN can do is give your fine business a plug:


Visit the Mio cupcakes website: http://miocupcakes.blogspot.com


Rose Cupcakes

Decorated for the Flood Appeal

Contact Details
Email Sumayya - sumi.01@hotmail.com 
0413 3077 61
Yasmeen - meeny01@hotmail.com
0421 3514 38

All their cupcakes are baked fresh - from high quality ingredients!
Mio cupcakes is a couture cupcake business, and their cupcakes are all customized to suit every event.

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

This week

CCN recommends


Refuting rigid interpretations concerning the position of women in Islam,

and Muslim’s interaction with non-Muslims


Aziza Abdel-Halim, A.M.

President of Muslim Women's National Network Australia


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KB's Culinary Corner


Spicy Couscous Salad


KB SAYS: This is a brilliant recipe - even by my standards! It is just so very tasty! I have made this many times now and it never fails to please even the most fastidious of connoisseurs . As somebody once told me - you can never have too much haloumi...


1 ½ cups Vegetable Stock
1 ½ cups Couscous
250g Haloumi cheese
1 tsp olive oil
420g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1cup diced cucumber
½ cup green or orange pepper or both
5 green onions thinly sliced
½ cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
2 red chillies, sliced
¼ cup raisins (optional) 

1 large lemon, juiced
2 tsp paprika
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper


1. Boil the vegetable stock.

2. Place couscous in a large heatproof bowl, pour over boiling stock and stir with a fork. Cover with foil and let it stand for 5 minutes. Stir gently with a fork to separate the grains.

3. Cut haloumi into 3 lengthways. Heat oil in a small frying pan and cook haloumi for 1 to 2 mins on either side until golden brown.

4. Cut each slice of haloumi into 10 to 12 cubes.

5. Add to the couscous with chickpeas, green onion and chilli, toss to combine.

Whisk all the ingredients together and pour over the salad.


Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to me at kbcooks@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be my "guest chef" for the week.


Kareema's Keep Fit Column


 Q: Dear Kareema, my mum has just been told by her GP to start weight bearing exercises in order to strengthen her bones, as she is susceptible to osteoporosis in later years. She also needs to shed a few kilos. What can I do to help or motivate her?

A: Your mum is lucky to have you, and if you're not already active, working out with her will be great for the both of you! Work out which activities you both enjoy and alternate between them every other day until your mum is able to take on more challenging exercises, and then fit them into your routine at least twice a week if possible.

Muscle burns more kilojoules than fat, so the more lean muscular weight you have on your body, the more kilojoules you'll burn. This is where the weight-bearing exercises come into play. Aim to lift weights at least 2 - 3 times per week with her, targeting different muscle groups each session.

These exercises will help grow / improve bone mass, which in turn will help prevent osteoporosis. Many women are vulnerable to broken bones later in life, due to their inactive lifestyles.

Walking daily will help burn fat and build muscle, so try to incorporate it into your routine...


Another great idea is to get her some light hand-weights or resistance bands for the days you're not able to catch up and workout. She can then do her exercises in the comfort of her home (even while sitting down in front of the TV). Remember, every little bit counts. You don't have to complete a 1-hour session if you're pressed for time - do what you can, when you can, and you'll tend to stick to your routine.






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 went to see Mula Nasruddin, the local hakim (doctor), because he was suffering from a miserable cold.

Mula Nasruddin prescribed some pills, but they didn't help.

On his next visit Mula Nasruddin gave him a injection, but that didn't do any good.

On his third visit Mula Nasruddin told Jallaluddin to go home and take a hot bath. As soon as he was finished bathing he was to throw open all the windows and stand in the draft.

"But brother Nasruddin," protested Jallaluddin, "if I do that, I'll get pneumonia."

"I know," said Mula Nasruddin. "I can cure pneumonia."

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Events and Functions

30 January

Multicultural Fun Day ICQ Fund Raiser

for Qld. Flood Relief

International maulood-un-nabi Conference


India Australia Society

Celebratory Dinner


Youth Leadership Camp

Full details

Islamic Programmes, Education & Services




AIIC performance

AIIC Gold Coast campus

English Tutor

Islamic College of Brisbane


Maths Tutoring service

From years 6-10

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

Tel: 32191554

email: haddada5@hotmail.com.

Brisbane  Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

pdf version


Seerah Classes UMB

Qu'ran Reading & Islamic Studies

Kuraby Mosque


in Robina

New Muslim Classes

Window into Islam

Businesses and Services

The CCN January Business of the Month


(Every month CCN showcases a business here)



Forex Coaching

by Azhar Khan

pdf version


1300 126 122

Brochure front pdf version

Brisbane Diagnostics



Jamal Naouri

Real Estate Agent

Yasmeen Seedat

Accounting Services

Islamic Couture

Kimaya Fashions



Mina Collection


Where Style meets Modesty

ACCES Services

Removal Services

Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range



Body & Beauty

Brochure 1

Brochure 2

Sunrise Pizza


Nandos Mt Gravatt


Calamvale Central
Compton Road

Tel: 07 3272 2299

Lezzet Restaurant


December & January

with FlightStar


Shop 45A Inala Plaza

156 Inala Avenue, Inala 

Mt Egmont Bakery

for the best in

halal pavlovas


Brumby's Bakery

Big Gun Shopping Centre, Underwood



Rawlins Taekwondo

Love ur Body

Phone: 3397 6863
Mob: 0431 446 528
910 Logan Rd

Holland Park West

Hydrotherapy & Swimming

classes for Muslim women

pdf version

Healthy Life


Nazima Hansa

your one-stop real estate shop

FAMSY Bookstore

AK Surtie


Hummy's Automotive

Prop: Mohammed Shabbir

Junaid Ally

Ray White



Naadiya Karim


Bilal Solwa @ Reed

Sakina's Water Fitness

Ladies Only Classes



Migration Agent



Stick On Labels

The Quran Pen Reader

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30 January


Multicultural Fun Day: Fund Raiser for Qld. Flood victims



Islamic College of Brisbane (KARAWATHA)

0413 038 610

10am to 3pm

13 February


International Maulood-un-nabi Conference


Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

Logan West Community Centre, Hillcrest

0422 320 879


20 February





Beenleigh Events Centre, Beenleigh

0401 576 084


4-6 March


Youth leadership camp


Koonjewarre Centre, Springbrook

0431 800 414

All day

13 March


Charity Golf Day

Windaroo Lakes Golf Course

0401 786 815


15 May



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


18 June


Ladies Hair & Makeup Workshop

Springwood Community Centre

0404 296 297


29 June



Lailatul Mehraj

18 July



Lailatul Baraat

2 August



Start of Ramadhan

28 August



Lailatul Qadr

31 August



End of Ramadhan

1 September




3 or 10 September



Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

7 November




11 or 12 November


Dreamworld 2011


0418 722 353


27 November



Islamic New Year

6 December



Day of Ashura


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




Ladies Taleem


Taleem classes resume this Thursday from 11am to 12pm at the residence of


Zany Issadeen

26 Westpark Street


Tel No: 3219 7604

All ladies welcome


Girls Game Night

Sitting at home on a Saturday Night?

Want to do something constructive, but FUN?



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
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Useful Links


Sunnah Inspirations

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

Kuraby Msque

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

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Co-ordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interestCo-ordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

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

Islamic Council of Queensland  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland


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)

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

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Society of Darra

Qld Muslims Volunteers

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