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Sunday, 1 May 2011

 Newsletter 0338



Are you smarter than an atheist? A religious quize you smarter than an atheist? A religious quiz


Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups in a 32-question survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.


On average, Americans got 16 of the 32 questions correct.


Atheists and agnostics got an average of 20.9 correct answers.


Jews (20.5) and Mormons (20.3).


Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14.7 questions right.


As far as CCN is aware no Muslims were tested.


CCN has replicated this quiz for our readers

How will you do on the quiz?


Take the online quiz now!

PappaRoti Warrigal Square: A CCN Infomercial


Established in Malaysia in 2003, Papparoti is a successful food chain which has flourished all over Asia with branches in Malaysia, Dubai, China, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines and since the 15th of June 2010 - Australia.


"These delicious, lip-smackingly good buns are already an instant hit in several countries, due to the countless hours of research and development to prepare the bun", PappaRoti Warrigal Square's, Mr. Kang told CCN.


"With the growing appeal for halal fast food and pastries, PappaRoti Warrigal Square provides a new and unique home-baked snack experience for customers at any time of the day."


The signature bun consists of crispy and fragrant coffee-cream coated over light and fluffy dough with a hint of a buttery filling and is imported from and certified in Malaysia.

Combining the bun with one of a wide variety of quality beverages on offer ranging from Malaysian milk tea called teh tarik, ice coffee, teas to coffees, PappaRoti Warrigal Square "aims to provide a unique cafe style experience, suitable for everybody."

From the Algester Society desk......


The Islamic Society of Algester will be hosting its increasingly popular Annual Brunch again on 8th May at 11 am at the Beenleigh Events Centre.


Bring the whole family along to enjoy delicious food, good company and a chance to relax and be spoiled.


Mums, this is your day to sit down and enjoy a meal specially prepared for you!

Tantalize your taste buds with a most scrumptious spread Paya, sausages, eggs, moong daar, potato fry, rotis, scones, muffins, pancakes and a whole lot more.

Due to the overwhelming response in the past, tickets will not be sold at the door.

Don't miss out and purchase your tickets now from:

YAHYA HASHAM 0403 338 040
MOHAMED ISMAIL 0433 552 409
SHAHEDA ISMAIL 0403 118 537
ZEENAT SULEMAN 0423 051 985

Adults $20-00
Children under 12 $10-00

Getting consensus on the census



Australia’s national census will be held on 9th August and according to Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) president, Mohammed Yusuf, this census has very significant implications for the Muslims of Australia.

To discuss the issues involved and to prepare the members of the Muslim community for census day, ICQ organized a get-together and an information session of community leaders yesterday (30 April) at the Islamic College of Brisbane. 

The session was addressed by Mr. Ikebal Patel, president of Muslims Australia (AFIC) and representatives from the Queensland Census Management Unit, Ms Carol Webber and Ms
Marsali MacKinnon.


Some 50 leaders and members of societies and community organizations attended the meeting and much of the discussion centered on the importance of Muslims to complete the census question on religion correctly.


NOTE: There are are number of part-time employment opportunities with the ABS, See the CCN Jobs column below.


The discussion can be seen in full on Islam TV below.

Translating the Qu'ran


One of the most influential books in the world today, the Qur'an is the foundation text and inspiration for more than a billion people. It sets out the rituals, ethics, prayers and laws of Islam and is the word of supreme authority for the Muslim faith.

But for many western readers, reading the Qur'an in English can be difficult because some Arabic words don't translate easily into English or may have multiple meanings. So translating this sacred text for a contemporary English speaking reader was a massive and very delicate task for Arabic scholar Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem.


From the 2010 Cheltenham Literature Festival, Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem (pictured right) explained the difficulties of translating the Qur'an for a contemporary audience.

Listen to the presentation on ABC Radio National's The Book Show.


Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, Muhammad Abdel Haleem is also editor of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies. Born in Egypt, Professor Haleem is a Hafiz, which means he can recite the Qur'an by heart.


Website comments on the presentation:

What a man of wisdom and common sense! I really enjoyed hearing him speak today. Thank you for bringing him to us all.


My sincere thanks for the content of today's BookShow. Truly Professor Abdel Haleem is a man who knows what he's talking about.

Mansouri invites Australian investors to tap UAE market


Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri (pictured left), the UAE Minister of Economy, met Andrew Stoner, MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services, Government of New South Wales, in Australia to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

The UAE Minister is currently in Australia leading a high-level delegation on a three-day official visit.

During the meeting Al Mansouri stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral relations, especially in the tourism sector, referring to the role of national carriers in this process and the facilities for Australian passengers transiting through Dubai, said a Press release issued on Wednesday.

Al Mansoori said: “The UAE’s ongoing economic diversification, country-wide infrastructure expansion and focus on knowledge and innovation presented vast opportunities for trade and foreign investment in the UAE. We ensure that people who choose to invest in the UAE benefit from free and transparent trade practices, fair competition, wealth of knowledge and innovations, unhindered growth and faster access to markets.”

Welcoming Australian investment in critical sectors such as manufacturing, information communications technology, food processing and engineering,

“Our current focus is on creating a robust legal and policy framework in the UAE to bring more investments into the promising growth sectors. I invite businessmen and investors in Australia to be part of the accelerated growth drive in the UAE and benefit from the innovative platforms we are creating for success,” Al Mansoori stated.


Source: Khaleej Times

Adhaan in US Church




New Islamic Schools for Sydney

Muslims Australia Press Release


The President of Muslims Australia (AFIC), Mr Ikebal Patel accompanied by the Vice President, Mr Hafez Kassem proudly opened two new schools in Sydney, the Malek Fahd Beaumont Hills campus and Malek Fahd Hoxton Park campus on the first school day of second term. The two new schools will cater for the ever-increasing demand for enrolment as evident in the extremely long waiting lists at the prestigious Malek Fahd Islamic School in Greenacre.

Mr Patel said, “Muslims Australia’s goal is to provide students access to best practice educational resources . A balanced education is the first step in equipping our children to maximise their educational abilities and talents to become useful, productive, contributing members of the Australian society. Graduates of our schools are now serving as Engineers, plumbers, doctors, nurses, lawyers and pharmacists and many other trades and professions. The continued and exemplary high achievements of students at our existing schools is an incentive for prospective students to emulate at the new schools.”

Mr Patel further stated that Muslims Australia’s commitment to excellence in education is second to none as evidenced by the consistent position of Malek Fahd Islamic School amongst the top nine to fifteen schools in NSW and ACT over the last six years and similar standing of the Islamic College of Brisbane and now emulated by the Islamic Colleges of South Australia and Langford Islamic College. The NAPLAN results of all the schools were outstanding with the Islamic School of Canberra being the stand out performer in Canberra topping most subjects with only six years of operations.

“My team and I are humbled and honoured to the see the fruits of our labour, in terms of not only the academic and professional achievements of our past students of Muslims Australia (AFIC) schools but also their sporting and community involvement, both at school and on graduation. We now look forward to similar successes at the Islamic School of Canberra, the Islamic College of Melbourne which commenced classes in January this year and our two newest schools, Malek Fahd Beaumont Hills and Malek Fahd Hoxton Park”.


The community of Blacktown and Liverpool are encouraged to take advantage of early enrolment before “No Vacancy” signs start appearing at the school as has been the case for the last eight years in the Malek Fahd Islamic School Greenacre campus, said Mr Patel.

The CCN Wedding Scene










The nikah of Tariq Faraz, son of Mr. & Mrs. Shaheed Ali of Brisbane and Ziana Zeenat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Munif of Sydney took place on Saturday 16 April at Blacktown, Sydney.


The walima celebrations were held at the RNA Showgrounds Auditorium in Brisbane on Monday 25th April where some 600 guests were in attendance.


Tariq is a licensed builder and Ziana is studying for a Masters in Early Childhood Education.


Photos courtesy of Ravi Video Production

Muslim Scientists and Scholars


Muslim scientists and scholars have contributed immensely to human knowledge especially in the period between 8th and 14th century CE.


But their contributions have been largely ignored, forgotten or have gone un-acknowledged.


Each week CCN brings you, courtesy of www.ummah.com, an account of one of the many talented Muslim scholars in history whose contributions have left lasting marks in the annals of science, astronomy, medicine, surgery, engineering and philosophy.


This week's Muslim scholar, philosopher and/or thinker is:

Mohammad Ibn Musa al-Khawarizmi (Died 840 C.E.)

Abu Abdullah Mohammad Ibn Musa al-Khawarizmi was born at Khawarizm (Kheva), south of Aral sea. Very little is known about his early life, except for the fact that his parents had migrated to a place south of Baghdad. The exact dates of his birth and death are also not known, but it is established that he flourished under Al- Mamun at Baghdad through 813-833 and probably died around 840 C.E.

Khawarizmi was a mathematician, astronomer and geographer. He was perhaps one of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived, as, in fact, he was the founder of several branches and basic concepts of mathematics.


In the words of Phillip Hitti, he influenced mathematical thought to a greater extent than any other medieval writer. His work on algebra was outstanding, as he not only initiated the subject in a systematic form but he also developed it to the extent of giving analytical solutions of linear and quadratic equations, which established him as the founder of Algebra. The very name Algebra has been derived from his famous book Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah. His arithmetic synthesised Greek and Hindu knowledge and also contained his own contribution of fundamental importance to mathematics and science. Thus, he explained the use of zero, a numeral of fundamental importance developed by the Arabs.


Similarly, he developed the decimal system so that the overall system of numerals, 'algorithm' or 'algorizm' is named after him. In addition to introducting the Indian system of numerals (now generally known as Arabic numerals), he developed at length several arithmetical procedures, including operations on fractions. It was through his work that the system of numerals was first introduced to Arabs and later to Europe, through its translations in European languages.


He developed in detail trigonometric tables containing the sine functions, which were probably extrapolated to tangent functions by Maslama. He also perfected the geometric representation of conic sections and developed the calculus of two errors, which practically led him to the concept of differentiation. He is also reported to have collaborated in the degree measurements ordered by Mamun al-Rashid were aimed at measuring of volume and circumference of the earth.

The development of astronomical tables by him was a significant contribution to the science of astronomy, on which he also wrote a book. The contribution of Khawarizmi to geography is also outstanding, in that not only did he revise Ptolemy's views on geography, but also corrected them in detail as well as his map of the world. His other contributions include original work related to clocks, sundials and astrolabes.

Several of his books were translated into Latin in the early 12th century. In fact, his book on arithmetic, Kitab al-Jam'a wal- Tafreeq bil Hisab al-Hindi, was lost in Arabic but survived in a Latin translation.


His book on algebra, Al-Maqala fi Hisab-al Jabr wa-al- Muqabilah, was also translated into Latin in the 12th century, and it was this translation which introduced this new science to the West "completely unknown till then".


His astronomical tables were also translated into European languages and, later, into Chinese. His geography captioned Kitab Surat-al-Ard, together with its maps, was also translated. In addition, he wrote a book on the Jewish calendar Istikhraj Tarikh al-Yahud, and two books on the astrolabe. He also wrote Kitab al-Tarikh and his book on sun-dials was captioned Kitab al-Rukhmat, but both of them have been lost.

The influence of Khawarizmi on the growth of science, in general, and mathematics, astronomy and geography in particular, is well established in history. Several of his books were readily translated into a number of other languages, and, in fact, constituted the university textbooks till the 16th century. His approach was systematic and logical, and not only did he bring together the then prevailing knowledge on various branches of science, particularly mathematics, but also enriched it through his original contribution. No doubt he has been held in high repute throughout the centuries since then.

The CCN Middle Link


2011 Census Jobs - Opportunity Knocks for Bilingual Speakers  (REPEAT)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is looking for over 5,500 Census Collectors in Queensland from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds to help conduct the Census on 9 August 2011.

With almost one in five Australians speaking a language other than English at home, the ABS is particularly looking for Collectors with bilingual skills who can assist householders to complete their form.

Queensland Census Director, Sally Pritchard wants people from all cultural backgrounds, who can speak languages other than English to apply.

“Australia is an extremely diverse country. We need to make sure our Collector team is representative of our community, to help the ABS capture the full picture of Queensland’s diversity,” Ms Pritchard says.

“Information collected in the Census is essential to identifying and providing targeted services for all cultural groups and their families.”

Census Collectors will pound the pavement to deliver and collect more than 2.8 million Census forms to Queensland’s 1.9 million households.

"People of all ages, from all backgrounds and with wide-ranging experience have become Census Collectors in the past, including students, semi-retirees and stay at home parents," Ms Pritchard adds.

Census Collectors will receive between $1,300 and $2,800 for the casual position and will be employed from 1 July until 8 September.

Applications are open 9 April until 5 May 2011. Apply online at www.abs.gov.au/census or call 1800 420 182.

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Saudi women defy ban to register for polls

Saudi women gather outside a voter registration centre for the upcoming municipal elections in Jeddah  

Riyadh: A ban on their participation, in the municipal elections in Riyadh and other cities, has evoked strong reactions from Saudi Arabia's women and women's rights activists.

Ignoring the ban, groups of women were seen standing at the gates of registration centres in the capital city — on the third day of the registration process — even as the general turnout at the centres remained low.

With some local newspapers publishing photos of these women, a strong public opinion has been generated supporting women's participation in the election process.

A group of women activists sent a memo to the authorities describing the ban on their participation as "arbitrary".

About 60 Saudi women academicians and researchers have launched a Facebook campaign under the name ‘Baladi' or ‘My Country'.

The group said there were no laws limiting participation to men.

Fawzia Al Hani, chairperson of the group, told reporters that women who had approached registration centres in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam in the past three days — to press for their right to take part in the elections — were not violating any law.

"The law reads: ‘Woman has the right to cast her vote and stand as a candidate'," she added.

Elfat Qabbani, vice-chairperson of the industrial committee at Jeddah's Chamber of Commerce, said depriving women of their right to vote comes as a shock for many Saudi women who were concerned with the public and community service.

"I couldn't understand the fears expressed by some people regarding the participation of women in these elections.

"Previously, women in Bahrain and Kuwait have taken part in similar elections and the experiments have succeeded. Women have played effective roles in municipal councils in these countries," she added.

Saudi women have taken part in two successive elections to the chambers of commerce in Jeddah and the Eastern province, Qabbani added.

She rejected the proposal that women should approach the Human Rights Society to complain or establish a virtual municipal council on the internet.

"Women are part of the fabric of this society and represent more than half the population.

"And when seeking to get their rights they will get them through negotiations.

"So we will approach officials for more discussion," Qabbani clarified.



Abaya Report from Dubai Fashion Week


Models walk the ramp with the creations by Nabrman (left) and Ameera Aamer (right)

There is a certain charm to simplicity that many people are unable to see or understand because they fear that the simple things don't have much to add.

The two sisters-in-law, Mariam and Safa Al Medfaei, got together and created 1001 Abayas, a collection of the simplest designs to prove that too many details aren't always right.

The line has been running since 2007, with designs inspired by Arabian Nights. None of those abayas stood out. Rather, they had simple, elegant touches on a plain, loose traditional abaya. One thing is worth noting though — the use of burqa, which was a first.

For a simple person who doesn't like to draw too much attention to themselves, these abayas are perfect. They're modest, they're casual and they're elegant, in their own unique way.

Ameera Aamer

Ameera is a fashion line that has both abayas and jalabeyas by the fierce designer Ameera Aamer. This collection blends different and opposite styles. It also features a weird mixture of fabric in which you can see more than two kinds, like in one jalabeya.

The beauty of these pieces is the bright and courageous mixture of colours that make them very much alive. Some of them may not be wearable casually, but they still offer an idea that is somewhat valuable to the fashion industry.

What is interesting about this line is that you find pieces that are splashed with beautiful colours and others that are just black or black-and-white which, in this case, offers a choice to the viewer of funky and happy or elegant and classy.


Elegant, simple yet still traditional, this label's latest collection (above left) is perfect for a person who doesn't want to stand out. The designer often uses bright colours in very little areas, focusing on the cuts and layers instead. Her designs are absolutely wearable.


This label has a partnership with Swarovski crystals, so it wasn't a surprise to see a lot of that on almost all the abayas (above right). This designer was a favourite because he experiments with different styles and tries to break the black colour while bringing in something new to the traditional abaya.



Israeli rabbis clamp down on burka

Israeli rabbis are to clamp down on the growing number of devout Jewish women wearing the burka by declaring the garment an item of sexual deviancy.


The move was prompted by the husbands of some burka-wearing women   

At the insistence of the husbands of some burka-wearing women, a leading rabbinical authority is to issue an edict declaring burka wearing a sexual fetish that is as promiscuous as wearing too little.

A small group of ultra-orthodox Jews in the town of Beit Shemesh chose to don the burka, usually associated with women in repressive Islamist regimes, three years ago in a bid to protect their modesty.

Since then, the habit has spread to five other Israeli towns causing alarm among ultra-orthodox religious leaders who once saw it as a relatively harmless eccentricity – even though the number of Jewish burka wearers is not thought to be more than a few hundred.

“There is a real danger that by exaggerating, you are doing the opposite of what is intended [resulting in] severe transgressions in sexual matters,” Shlomo Pappenheim, a member of the rabbinical authority preparing to make the edict, was quoted as saying.

Ultra-Orthodox women are required to dress conservatively and keep their heads covered with a scarf, hat or wig when in public.


But even that was not enough for some, who insisted that only by covering their faces and wearing multiple layers of clothes to hide the shape of their bodies can they really be chaste.

"At first, I just wore a wig," one burka-wearing woman told the Haaretz newspaper. "Now when I see a woman with a wig, I pray to God to forgive her for wearing that thing on her head."

Since donning the burka, the woman said she had been taunted by neighbours who called her a "smelly Arab" and that Israeli soldiers had asked to see her identification papers to prove she was not a Muslim. They backed down, she said, when she showed them that her children were clearly Jewish.

The trend has also caused tensions in family life. One man went to a rabbinical court in an attempt to get a ruling to force his wife to stop wearing the burka.

The plan backfired, however. The court ruled that that woman's behaviour was so "extreme" that it ordered the couple to undergo an immediate religious divorce.



France introduce race quotas


Paris - French football chiefs have approved proposals to limit the number of black and Arab players coming through their national training programmes to 30 percent, according to a report.
The influential Mediapart website claimed on Thursday top management at the French Football Federation (FFF), including France manager Laurent Blanc, secretly discussed and approved "unofficial discriminatory quotas".

"For the top brass in French football, the issue is settled: there are too many blacks, too many Arabs and not enough white players in French football," the website claimed.

"Some top officials at the French football federation's National Development Programme (DTN), including national team coach Laurent Blanc, secretly approved at the start of 2011 the principle of unofficial discriminatory quotas in training centres and schools around the country."


Sports 24


England cricketer inspires Muslim girls


UK: England ladies cricket international, Isa Guha (pictured left), visited City Academy in Bristol to motivate young girls to get into sport.

A member of the 2009 ICC World Cup winning England squad, 25-year-old Isa led a cricket coaching session with a group of female students, predominantly from the Somali community before addressing Year 7 and 8 girls in an inspiring assembly in which she spoke about her challenges and successes in becoming an international cricketer.

Organised by the Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation in partnership with Sporting Equals, the visit was arranged to raise awareness of role models in the community who girls, such as those at City Academy, can identify with and realise their potential.

Speaking after the event Isa commented, “For a lot of kids, especially those from ethnic minority backgrounds, it’s really important for them to have role models who can show them what they can achieve in life.”

For the girls who took part in the coaching session this experience was their first encounter of cricket but hopefully not their last. Batuula Abditoon, 12, said: “It was a great experience talking to Isa and playing cricket with her.”



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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

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Share a book review on Shelfari, where this reader meets fellow readers.

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.

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KB's Culinary Corner


Chicken Crumpets 


KB SAYS: This makes for a great party finger food. Serve it warm and fresh off the pan. Go on, give it a go!



1 kg chicken mince;
1 tsp salt;
2 tsp ground green chillies;
½ tsp ground jeeru/cumin seeds;
A slice of bread soaked in a ¼ cup milk,
1onion finely chopped;
½ bunch fresh dhunia (coriander leaves) cleaned and chopped,
½ tsp lemon pepper
2 eggs beaten


1. Combine all the ingredients.
2. Heat a non-stick frying pan and lightly oil the pan.
3. Drop spoonfuls of mixture and flatten with the back of a spoon to form a crumpet.
4. Cook on both sides and serve hot with sauces and puris.


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, can you give me some ideas on exercises which will help me relieve stress and tension on those busy days?

A: The good thing about exercise is that even a basic walk will aid in the release of some stress.


On the days that you are really tense, try a two-part workout routine, eg. start with a high-intensity exercise such as skipping and then go for a run.


This will give you a chance to clear your head and 'let it all out'.


If you're not in the mood to go outdoors or if it's too late, hop on your treadmill, cross-trainer, or rowing machine.


Then to settle yourself down and start relaxing, try stretching or take on some yoga poses.

Another great routine would be to glove up and get punching on your boxing bag and speedball, or partner up with someone and take turns punching.


This will be a great motivator and you can really push your limits.


You'll feel great at the end of it all!







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 had serious hearing problems for a number of years.


He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted with a set of hearing aids that allowed him to hear perfectly.

Mula Nasruddin went back a month later to the doctor and the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect, Brother Nasruddin. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.'

Mula Nasruddin replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!'

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Want an effective treatment to clean out BAD CHOLESTROL and PLAQUE from your arteries?
ArgiNox Maintain is available from Zakiya Sacur - 0433 270 770. Book your consultation now

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1 May


Islamic College of Brisbane  Annual Fete

45 Acacia Rd, Karawatha

0402 794 253

12pm to 8pm

2 May


Habib Umar's "Tranquility amidst Turbulence" Tour


Kuraby Mosque


10am to 11.30am

2 May


Habib Umar's "Tranquility amidst Turbulence" Tour

Griffith University, Multi-faith Centre


1.30pm to 3pm

2 May


Habib Umar's "Tranquility amidst Turbulence" Tour


Kuraby Mosque


7.30pm to 9pm

8 May


Annual Family Brunch

Beenleigh Events Centre (Cnr Crete & Kent Sts, Beenleigh)

0421 326 376

11am to 2pm

14 May


The Voter's Challenge!

Trivia Night

Crescents of Brisbane, AMARAH & ICQ

Multi-Purpose Hall,

Islamic College of Brisbane


0424 829 126


20 May


Abu Hafsah Brisbane Tour: Out of Sight Out of Mind

Kingston Butter Factory, next to Kingston Station

0412 386 839


21 May


UMB Fundraising Dinner



Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0412 386 839


21 May


Family Fun Night: Hangi - Lovo

724 Blunder Rd. DURACK

3372 1400

6.30pm to 9.30pm

12 June


Annual International Food Festival

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

29 June



Lailatul Mehraj

17 July


Annual Madrasah soccer tournament 2011







18 July



Lailatul Baraat

24 July


9th Annual College Fete

724 Blunder Rd. DURACK

3372 1400

from 10.30am

2 August



Start of Ramadhan

28 August



Lailatul Qadr

31 August



End of Ramadhan

1 September




3 September



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0418 722 353

All day

18 September



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


7 November




11 or 12 November


Dreamworld 2011


0418 722 353


27 November



Islamic New Year

6 December



Day of Ashura


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Ladies Taleem


Taleem will take place on Thursday 11am-12pm at the residence of


Ms Shireen Coovadia

10 Woodglen Street



Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


Meeting Dates:

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Wednesday 16 November 2011


Metropolitan South Regional Office
1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt




For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au


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
Everyone is invited



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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

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims


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

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland



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