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Sunday, 3 July 2011

 Newsletter 0347



Democracy workshops take to the road


Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)


The Crescents of Brisbane/AMARAH/ICQ democracy workshop and roadshow rolled into the IWAQ offices last Saturday night for another entertaining evening of trivia on the electoral and parliamentary processes.


On a night propped up by copious chocolates, coffee and pizzas the participants got very much into the competitive spirit of the proceedings as the quizmaster Mustafa Ally piled on the questions and the clues on everything from donkey voting to Dorothy Dixers and double dissolutions. Also leading the discussions was ICQ president, Mohammed Yusuf and the team was ably supported by project coordinator Riffat Gurdezi and young Abdullah. Representatives from the Australian Electoral Commission were on hand through the evening to provide expert responses when called on to.





Bald Hills Mosque


The next day the democracy roadshow found itself winding its way across to the Bald Hills Mosque for a midday session and some deliciously prepared curry and rice.


This time the quizmaster found himself having to pose and synchronize questions across a screen separating the men from the women while the AEC representatives positioned themselves akin to umpires at a tennis match.


The workshop team found the community warm and welcoming and very much engaged in the discussions that ensued.


"I actually learnt something, and it was lots of fun," wrote one participant, while another said they needed more workshops like this.


What's on in Ramadan


CCN is in the process of compiling a Queensland Ramadan Events Guide for the forthcoming month of Ramadan.

If you would like events organized by your Mosque, community group or organization to be featured simply email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org with the following details for each event ASAP:

  1. Date (DD/MM):

  2. Day of the Week:

  3. Event Name:

  4. Name of Organization:

  5. Venue and Address:

  6. Contact Telephone no:

  7. Event Summary:

  8. Start & Finish Times:

Program for muslimahs

By Imam Zeeyad Ravat


Around 90 young ladies attended a specially designed program at the Islamic College of Brisbane last Saturday.


Shiekh Faizel Chothia spoke passionately about the Hijaab and answered never ending questions. He played a video educating Muslim women on answers to offensive questions about the hijaab.


Imam Abu Gazaleh followed with a very beneficial interactive dialogue about our identity and the challenges young muslimahs face today.


Both speakers had a very humorous approach and the crowd had much to learn yet it was filled with laughter.


Dr Halim Rane made it easy for the audience to appreciate the difference between culture and religion and Mufti Zeeyad completed the day with a talk on music and active Dawah in the West.

The sisters really enjoyed the atmosphere and besides the lectures there was self defence classes, hijaab demonstrations, marriage advice classes, group discussions and many games.


The girls all put their hands together to prepare a late afternoon barbecue and the event ended with the audience watching the Movie "Mooz-lum" which portrays the challenges a young Muslim faces in a western world.


Dina Ahmed, one of the organisers, said that she left the gathering enlightened and confident as young muslimah. She thanked the Imams and the ICB for making this opportunity a reality.


The event was covered by Islam TV and will soon be uploaded for viewing.


"Border Bravado" by the Bachelors of Brisbane


Already three months into their 10-month long trip of discovery and experiences Umar and Hanan Bachelor (pictured left in Delhi) sent in their impressions of the India/Pakistan border ceremony:

Monday 20th June 2011 – Day 85
Indian-Pakistan border at Attari/Wagah, Punjab- India

Although this would not attract a crowd back home, the evening ceremony of the borders closing between India and Pakistan has become a nightly event. Both countries have even built amphitheatres to accommodate for the growing number of people that are attracted to this spectacle- and it certainly pulls a crowd. It starts off with a stampede to get over the chicken run and in getting yourself a seat.  Luckily for our foreign citizenship we got really good seating, whereby we had great views of both the Indian and Pakistani side. The main attraction is the guards themselves stomping, high-march parade of bravado to and from the border gate followed by a simultaneous lowering of the flags.

But what I found most interesting about the whole show was the way in which both countries display themselves. The Indians had youngsters from the crowd carrying the flag and running up and down a runway followed by ‘Hindustan Zindabad- long live India’ chants and then blaringly loud Bollywood music played out with young women from the crowd dancing enthusiastically to the cheers of eager onlookers. Then you have the other side Pakistan reciting quranic verses on the loud speaker followed by chants of ‘la-ilaha-ilalAllah- there is no God but Allah’, finished off by ‘Pakistan, Pakistan’. But the Indians new how to party and if there was enough room for the 1000+ people to dance then they would’ve done so in a hearts-beat. 

Startlingly for countries that are not on the best of terms to come together every evening for a bit of fun and patriotic fervour, is really nice to see.


The Bachelor Blog

From the AIIC Desk....


Contributions to Premier’s Relief Fund


Australian International Islamic College representatives met with the Premier of Queensland, The Honourable Anna Bligh, on Wednesday 15 June 2011, to make a cheque presentation towards the Queensland Flood Relief.
"We thank all families who supported the request made by the college towards this worthy cause. Your generosity will directly benefit many families in need all over Queensland," a spokesperson for the school said.


Pictured Above: Mr Shahid Khan (Education Advisor), Imam Abdul Quddoos Azhari (Chairman of the Board), Rahman Baluch (College Captain-secondary),

Anna Bligh ( Premier of Queensland), Mariam Banwa (Acting Principal), Mohamed Tahir Sukkarieh (Board Member),

Mirzal Bachmid (CollegeCaptain Primary), Emily Al Roumi and Israa Sulaiman (College Vice Captain-Primary)

9th Annual Quran Competition


On the 15th and 16th of June 2011, the students of the college participated in the 9th annual Quran competition held at the college in the Multipurpose Hall.

The competition was held over two days with more than 85 students representing heart-warming recitations of the Holy Quran. Students were divided into three categories:

Students from each class were given a pre-decided Surah which they had learnt as part of the Islamic curriculum. The Surahs are as follows:



Students were judged by Imam Akram Buksh, Imam Ikram Buksh and Sheikh Zunaid Chennia.

The following criteria were used to evaluate the student’s recitations.
Tajweed & Fluency 40%
Memorization 40%
Tune 20%

The following were the final results:





Overall Winners



From the Algester Desk.....


The Islamic Society of Algester will be hosting a Family Fun Day on 10th July from 11.30am to 2.30pm at The Algester Centre.


Bring the family along to enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch prepared purely for the pleasure of your palate!

On the menu:

Crunchy succulent FISH N CHIPS served with tartare sauce, salad and drinks and
Juicy BBQ STEAK ROLLS served with chips, salad and drinks.

All meals only $10-00 each!

Fun activities for the children to enjoy too.

Tickets will be sold at the entrance

Lending Brisbane summit a helping hand


(left to right) Abdulrahman Abulkodaah, Galila Abdelsalam,

Janeth Deen, Nazurah Salleh, Hamdi Aden, Fahad A;rasjed and

Uemmu Tjoe.

The 2011 Asia Pacific Cities Summit will be held at the Convention Centre, South Brisbane from the 6th - 8th July
89 cities have already committed, including: 19 from East Asia, 39 from Australasia, 11 from South East Asia, 8 from South Asia, as well as cities from Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas. The summit has attracted over 40 world-renowned speakers including the two key note speakers, Sir Richard Branson and former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.

The theme of the summit will be the "Business of Cities" which will focus on three topics, The Business of Growing Cities, The Business of Smart and Connected Cities and the Business of Green Cities. The slogan for Brisbane will be "Australia's New World City."

Included in this Summit will be a "Young Professional's Summit" for 18 to 25 year olds, specifically designed to engage their skills and interests. They have access to all the sections of the summit and will present their own work on the 8th July to the full summit audience. The main speaker for the Young Professional's Summit will be Yasmin Abdul-Magied "The Young Queenslander of the Year 2010".

The Brisbane City Council contracted the Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology to train a group of volunteers to be Ambassador Volunteers for the Summit. In total, the volunteers had four full days of intensive training in order to receive their certificate to enable them to be accepted as volunteers for this summit. The volunteers were also required to be fluent in a language other than English.

As many Muslim countries will be attending the Summit, seven members of our Muslim Community completed this course to play their part in civic duty. Five of them were overseas students namely, Abdulrahman Abulkodaah and Fahad Alrashed (Saudi Arabia), Nazurah Salleh (Brunei), Hamdi Aden (Somalia), Yenny Tjoe (Indonesia) and two local community members namely Galila Abdelasalam (IWAQ) and Janeth Deen (QMWA).

Some of the Muslim delegates may find their way to one of the mosques near the Convention Centre for Friday prayers. Some of the delegates will remain to visit parts of Brisbane and others will visit attractions in other parts of Queensland.

Are you ready to be catapulted inside the Arab imagination?



The Arab Film Festival Australia launches in Sydney this week and makes its way to Brisbane on 30 - 31 July at the Dendy Portside.

An explosive opening night feature comes fresh from Cannes. The Cry of an Ant explores the frustrations of ordinary Egyptians that exploded onto Tahrir Square last January. Director Sameh Abdel Aziz captured the revolution live, making this the first feature film to record the events of the Arab Spring.

This year's program is packed with incredible stories, forums and visiting filmmakers that will take you straight to the heart of the changes gripping the Arab world.

"The Arab people are resilient, frustrated, survivors and have an amazing sense of humour," says Festival Co-Director Fadia Abboud. "The people deal with crap on a daily basis but their hope and longing for a better and more uncensored future keeps them producing films and sharing stories that reflect the beauty of our complex and diverse culture."

Spotlight on... This is My Picture When I Was Dead

Athens, 1983 - the press reports that top PLO lieutenant Mamoun Mraish has been assassinated. Tragically, his four-year-old son, Bashir, is also killed. But what if little Bashir Mraish had survived? He would now be 29 years old, perhaps a PR executive, living with his mother. Part history, part personal memoir, this inventive film pushes the limits of documentary making and imagines a son on a quest to understand the cause that took his father's life. Bashir must dig through his past to witness the dream of a Palestinian state turning to dust. In this experimental, highly original and occasionally surreal film, Mahmoud al Massad combines archival footage and photos with dramatic re-creations to delve into the history of the PLO. His work redefines what a documentary can be, with fascinating results.

Saber Media says on Facebook 'So much has happened in the Arab world since last year's Arab Film Festival. Do not miss out this year's Arab Film Festival Australia'.






Saturday 30 July

 7 pm

 The Cry of an Ant + The Rodba

Sunday 31 July

 4 pm

Stray Bullet + A Tuesday + Mary



This is My Picture when I was Dead +Into the Belly of the Whale + Gaza Shield


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Only genuine buyers need call.

New MFC Director


Mr.Brian Adams has been appointed to the position of Director, Multi-Faith Centre at Griffith University.


Brian succeeds Associate Professor Raj Ramanathapillai who resigned prematurely due to ill health.


Brian has worked at Griffith in GovNet in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance on the Nathan and Mt Gravatt campuses, and his background is in peace studies, mediation and conflict resolution, among other things.


He is currently the ecclesiastical lay leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Brisbane and is about to submit his PhD in dispute resolution.

Brian will take up the 50% appointment on Monday 4 July.

IDB Scholarships


Muslims Australia has been appointed as the counterpart organisation (CPO) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to introduce scholarship programmes in Australia.


This is the second year of IDB scholarships.


Muslims Australia will take full responsibility as the CPO of IDB scholarships in Australia and we will be making further announcements in due course.


MA is inviting applications for the 2010-2011 academic year


The annual quota of five scholarships is to be allocated in the following fields of study:

• Medicine     

• Engineering

• Agriculture

• and affiliate subjects for undergraduate study only.


Forward applications to admin@afic.com.au by 12 December 2011.  

ANIC on the Niqab


The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) has issued a press statement on the niqab:


In Australia, we know what it means to give people a fair go. We pride ourselves on strong family values, ensuring that courtesy and civility are alive and practiced. Our rich traditions of cultures and religious practices provide the greatest opportunity in the world to apply those values we cherish most. Within our land Australia, Muslims like the followers of other religions enjoy the choice to practice their faith.

In Muslim history, there has never been an absence of the Niqab. Islam provides the freedom to Muslim woman to choose to wear the Niqab. Whether she is a mother, daughter, sister, wife or a member of the workforce, she has the choice. Covering the face is not the act of servitude.

To put this issue up for debate in multicultural Australia ignites a dilemma which is unnecessary as it involves one group of people telling another what to wear. This is not only hurtful and controlling, it is also denial of basic human rights. Those who engage in such a discussion must be responsible and accountable for their comments and the associated vilification, as hysteria mounts when one section of society is targeted for scrutiny and harassment.

Greater education and awareness is required. A woman who chooses to wear Niqab and enters a courthouse, airport terminal, or any official premises for example, should have the right to have an officer of the same gender perform any necessary security checks upon her. In a situation where there is no officer of the same gender to perform security and identification checks then the Shariah (Islamic Law) allows a Muslim woman to remove her face veil as needed in order to have her identity verified. For instance, if an officer has to verify the identity of a woman who wears the Niqab whilst she is travelling in the street and there is no female officer(s) present then she may remove the face covering for the purpose and duration of identification. However, fixed points where identity checks are required, such as airports and so on, there should be female officers employed to perform the necessary checks.

When it comes to giving evidence in a court proceeding, a woman may remove her face covering and her face may be observable by the judge and jury regardless of their gender for the duration of her evidence in the witness box. When it’s completed she should be entitled to make the choice to cover her face.

In the eyes of the world Australia is renowned for its civil liberties, personal freedom and tolerance, the place where everyone gets a fair go. Let’s keep it that way.


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The Inbox


Assalamu'alaikum Brother,

The Newsletter CCN0346 contains lots of interesting material like the attendance of Brother Hussin Goss an Muslim Aid's Dinner (I like the title, this made me smile and very proud of him), Brother Abdallah's words on Animal Cruelty is not Islam (Indonesian Abattoir), the issue with the sister in Burqa having problems with the police. Also the trailer about the movie.


Well done Brother, its getting better and better. I will send it straight away to my 4 mailing lists (Indonesian Community).

Fenti Forsyth

Dear Editor


RE: Article by Dr Mohammed Abdalla which appeared in last week's CCN
Dr Abdalla, I note (in CCN) that you state: Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, criticised “the religion that actually inspires the torture of the cattle” in his recent address to the parliament. Like those who commit cruelty against animals in Indonesian abattoirs, Mr. Christensen is ignorant of Islam's revolutionary teachings about animal rights.
I respectfully submit that you are ignorant of my full statement on this matter.
I direct you to my blog where my full comments (released to the press) appear:
Kind regards,
George Christensen

Federal Member for Dawson

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Pakistan's 10 richest men






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The Islamification of Britain: record numbers embrace Muslim faith


Hana Tajima, 23, fashion designer: "I became friends with a few Muslims in college, and was slightly affronted and curious at their lack of wanting to go out to clubs or socialise."

The number of Britons converting to Islam has doubled in 10 years. Why? Jerome Taylor and Sarah Morrison investigate.


The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, according to one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam.

Following the global spread of violent Islamism, British Muslims have faced more scrutiny, criticism and analysis than any other religious community. Yet, despite the often negative portrayal of Islam, thousands of Britons are adopting the religion every year.

Estimating the number of converts living in Britain has always been difficult because census data does not differentiate between whether a religious person has adopted a new faith or was born into it. Previous estimates have placed the number of Muslim converts in the UK at between 14,000 and 25,000.


But a new study by the inter-faith think-tank Faith Matters suggests the real figure could be as high as 100,000, with as many as 5,000 new conversions nationwide each year.


The Independent



Thom Hartmann: The 10 DAY manhunt for a known terrorist ignored by MSM


Did you hear about the statewide 10 DAY manhunt in the US for a known terrorist? The Daily Take tells you all about it - and the terrorist who's still on the loose.





Qatar-led team discovers two planets


Manama: A Qatar-led team of explorers said that it discovered two planets, but will make the official announcement in September, a local daily said.

According to Khalid Al Subai, the founder of the Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES), the programme that discovered the ‘Qatar 1b' planet last year, has found two new planets to be named ‘Qatar 2b' and ‘Qatar 2c.'


.................. this kind of advancement is contributing towards a renaissance in Arab science and technology, harking back to previous achievements

The programme is an extrasolar planets searching project that employs the transit method, with a team made up of experts from universities, including Harvard, St Andrew's, Leicester, Keele and other institutions, Gulf Times reported on Wednesday.

"We already have one discovery which we announced at the end of 2010," he said. "The good news is that we will have another one, which should be announced mid-September."



"If you look at any astronomy catalogue, many of the bright star's names are Arabic, but unfortunately many people do not know it," he said. "Now it is our turn to come back and put Arabic names again in the sky."

However, Al Subai said that not everyone was "as enthusiastic" about the QES naming programme. "The team faced opposition before getting the International Astronomical Union to approve the ‘Qatar 1b' name."

Gulf News



Dutch MPs vote to ban religious slaughter 


A bill which would ban halal and kosher slaughter methods has passed through the Dutch parliament, despite opposition from Muslim and Jewish groups who say a ban would impinge on their religious freedoms.

The bill, which was passed overwhelmingly by parliamentarians on Wednesday, still has to pass through the Dutch senate, which is unlikely before the summer recess.

The Dutch cabinet said on Monday that the law may be unenforceable in its current form due to the ambiguity of a last-minute amendment that says religious slaughter licenses can be granted if they can "prove" that it does not cause animals more pain than stunning.

If the Netherlands outlaws procedures that make meat kosher for Jews or halal for Muslims, it would be the second country after New Zealand to do so in recent years. Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland also ban religious slaughter.

Henk Blekers, the Dutch deputy secretary of economic affairs and agriculture, said that the cabinet would "look at how it fits with freedom of religion", citing the European Convention on Human Rights.

Both halal and kosher slaughter rules prescribe that animals' throats must be cut swiftly with a razor-sharp knife while they are still conscious, so that they bleed to death quickly.



'Animal rights over religious rights'

But the Party for Animals, the main proponents of the proposed law, argue that sparing animals needless pain and distress outweighs religious groups' rights to follow their respective slaughter practices.

"They (livestock) stay conscious for up to 5 minutes. They lose a lot of blood and they can choke on their own blood and the cut should be one time, but research shows that with kosher slaughter (they are cut) on average 3.5 times, and with halal 5.5 times," Karen Soeters of the Party for Animals told Al Jazeera.

But defenders of the practices said that religious slaughter methods could be humane.

"With halal, the animal can't be stressed. It can't see other animals being killed," Abdulhakim Chouaati of the Dutch Halal Feed and Food Authority told Al Jazeera.

"It's our religion we're practicing, and expressing religion in our modern industrial society is not a thing which is appealing to the public," Ronnie Eisenmann, a Jewish community leader in the Netherlands told Al Jazeera.

In an open letter pleading with parliament not to pass the law, a a committee of rabbis said the impact on the Jewish community would be "deep and large".

"Older Jews are frightened and wonder what the next law will be that limits their religious life. The youth are openly asking whether they still have a future that they can or want to build in the Netherlands," the letter continued.

Only Christian political parties opposed the ban, arguing that it undermined the country's tradition of religious tolerance.

A solid majority of Dutch voters say they support the ban, and parliament voted for it by a margin of 116 for to 30 against.

The support for the ban comes from an odd pairing of the political left, which sees religious slaughter as inhumane, and from the anti-immigration right, which says it is foreign and barbaric.

Source: Al Jazeera and Agencies

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A series of videos designed to increase confidence in young Muslimah's in the face of modern challenges of the West.












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Bosnian Readers' Bulletin

By Safet Avdich 



Latest issue

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

The CCN Bookshelf

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


Using the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

The CCN Readers' Book Clu

KB's Culinary Corner


Khousay Soup


KB SAYS:  My family and friends have been making khousay for decades and I have only just discovered that khousay means spaghetti. It has its origins in a Burmese noodle dish called Khow Suey, a one-dish soup meal made of egg noodles and curried beef or chicken with coconut milk and served with a variety of contrasting condiments.


This recipe is so much of an adaptation of the traditional dish that even without the spaghetti it is absolutely delicious. 




1 chicken
2 med size onions
1 cinnamon
¼ tsp tumeric
½ tsp crushed corianda

½ tsp crushed cummin seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
2 tab oil/ghee


Sauté onions in ghee till light brown

Add ginger garlic paste and braise for 1 minute
Add chicken and spices

Cook till chicken is done

Add  a cup of water and allow chicken to simmer
Strain and shred the chicken with your fingers

To the soup add:
1 litre of milk
2 tins coconut milk

To thicken the soup add a paste made up of 2 tab chana (besan) flour, ½ cup milk and ½ cup water.

Stir well allowing it to simmer.
Finally add 2 Tab desiccated coconut

Serve with:

Fried spring roll pastry (pur)
Fried onion
Fried garlic
Chilli powder
Dhunia (fresh corianda)


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, where are you?


A: On a break!






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's neighbours, the Rahimuddins, had recently bought a camel which was keeping Nasrudddin awake all night with its incessant rasping belching sounds.

One night, unable to stand the noise any longer, he got out of bed and headed off to the Rahimuddins to sort out the problem once and for all.

On his return to his bed, his wife asked him what he had done about the camel.

“I brought the camel over to our back yard. Now we will see how the Rahimuddins tolerate the noise!

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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
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Info: www.AMYNweb.com
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Dr. Nazir Mahomed, well known dentist and previously at Compton Road Dental in Runcorn, wishes to advise that as of 11th July 2011 he will be practising at:


Choice Dental Browns Plains

Shop 10 Plains Junction Shopping Centre

(opposite Grand Plaza Shopping Centre)

28 Browns Plains Road

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Tel: 07 3809 3320


He looks forward to continuing care for those patients who have loyally supported him these past 30 years. New patients are most welcome.


He will be working late evenings and on Saturdays for your convenience, and would appreciate continued valued referrals.


He will continue to bulk bill patients referred by their medical practitioners who qualify  for Dental Treatment under Medicare

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9 July


The Voter's Challenge!

Trivia Night


Gold Coast Mosque

0424 829 126


10 July


Algester Family Fun Day

48 Learoyd Road, Algester

0433 552 409

11.30am to 2.30pm

12 July


The Strangers Tour

Himahway Institute, Sunnah Inspirations & AMYN University of Qld



16 July


The Sisters Workshop


Kuraby Mosque

0414 141 704

9.45am to 12pm

17 July


Annual Madrasah Soccer Tournament 2011




Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha



18 July



Lailatul Baraat

24 July


9th Annual College Fete

724 Blunder Rd. DURACK

3372 1400

from 10.30am

29 July


Prof. Tahir-ul-Qadri Lecture Tour

Zaffar Khan

Michael's Oriental Restaurant, 223 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains

0400 162 163


30 July


Prof. Tahir-ul-Qadri Lecture Tour

Zaffar Khan

Citipointe Church, 322 Wecker Road, Carindale

0400 162 163


31 July


Prof. Tahir-ul-Qadri Lecture Tour

Zaffar Khan

Islamic College of Brisbane, 43 Acacia Rd, Karawatha

0400 162 163


2 August



Start of Ramadhan

28 August



Lailatul Qadr

31 August



End of Ramadhan

1 September




3 September



Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

10 September


Gold Coast Family Eid Dinner

Malay/Indonesian Sisters

Runaway Bay Community Centre

0410 727 800


18 September



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


15 October


Spring Ball

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0433 182 520


7 November




11 or 12 November


Dreamworld 2011


0418 722 353


27 November



Islamic New Year

6 December



Day of Ashura



Ladies Taleem


Taleem will take place on Thursday 11am-12pm at the Kuraby Mosque every week, insha'Allah.


All ladies are welcome.


Muslim Events Forum (MEF)


Need help in planning or promoting an event or function?


Meeting Dates:

4th Wednesday of the month (next meeting 27 July)


IWAQ.Offices, 11 Watland Street, Springwood





For more information and RSVP:

Mr. Ismail Mohammed at i_m_006@hotmail.com


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


Meeting Dates:

Wednesday 14 September

Wednesday 16 November


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



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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

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / 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

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

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

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated 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 (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ

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

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH)

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.


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