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



Sunday, 17 July 2011

 Newsletter 0349



Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri arrives in Sydney and speaks in NSW Parliament House


Delivering Lecture at NSW Parliament on Monday 11th July

Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri arrived in Sydney this week and addressed community leaders, ministers, politicians, policy makers, senior scholars and religious leaders at the NSW Parliament House at the invitation of Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC.


Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is on a month long visit of Australia where he will deliver several public lectures including one in Sydney on 16th July, Melbourne on 23rd July, and three in Brisbane starting on 29 July, on the topics of peace, integration, harmony, interfaith relations, and counter-terrorism.


The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC, thanked Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri for accepting his invitation and delivering the lecture at the NSW Parliament and presented to him a certificate of appreciation. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri also presented a copy of his recently launched 500-page decree ‘Fatwa on Terrorism & Suicide Bombings’ to several members of the parliament and the legislative council.


More information about his visit and schedule of his lectures can be found at www.minhaj.org.au.


Check the CCN Date Claimer for the Brisbane dates.

Parliament House audience


Presenting a copy of his book on Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings to Rev Dr. Patrick J Melnerney from Columban Mission Institute, Australia

Ml Khatani in Queensland







Sheikh Ahmed Suleman Khatani of Durban, South Africa was down in Queensland this week where he gave his lectures to packed audiences at a number of local mosques including Kuraby Mosque on Wednesday night (pictured left).


Sheikh Khatani is persona non grata in the USA and the granting of his visa to visit Australia was not without its hitches.


You can listen to one of his lectures here entitled "our focus in life".

The Darra Voter's Challenge: THE FINAL ROADSHOW


The last in the series of highly successful and informative democracy workshops will be held at the Darra Mosque next Friday 22 July starting at 5.30pm immediately after magrib.


If you have not been fortunate enough to have been at any one of the previous Voter's Challenges then this is your last chance to come along with a team of 5 for a guaranteed memorable evening of fun, enlightenment and entertainment. Come along even if you can't make up a team. There's an electorate waiting for you!


There will be prizes throughout the evening and a chance to win an iPad.


And there’s great food, cakes, snacks and excellent coffee.


What’s more – it’s all free!


Email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org by Wednesday if you wish to attend.


"We want to finish off our final Voter's Challenge trivia night at Darra with a grand finale!", event coordinator, Ms Riffat Gurdezi, told CCN.

The passing of Moulana Patel


Islamic scholar Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel has passed away on Tuesday 12 July in Makkatul Mukarramah.

He had suffered a heart attack in the haram.


CCN has received numerous emails remembering his sincerity and deep-hearted desire to connect people with their creator and recognizing him as "a giant amongst South African Ulema and the epitome of piety and righteousness."


"The emphasis of Moulana Patel's teachings was moral and spiritual reformation and purification."


Maulana Yunus Patel was born in 1945 in the KwaZulu-Natal town of Stanger.


He was instrumental in establishing the first offices of the Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) becoming its secretary general and later its president.


A website dedicated to his lectures and books can be found here.


Listen to the interview by Ebrahim Gangat of Cii International of Dr Ashraf Muhammadi who was by Moulana Patel's side when he passed away.


Janazah salaah was performed in the Haram by Sheikh Shuraim and Moulana’s final resting place is block number 44 grave number 66 in Mualla. A young baby was buried with Moulana Yunus Patel.

Australia's Imams on Osama, tolerance and Sharia law


IMAMS from across Australia were each asked nine questions by the Herald Sun on issues affecting the Muslim community.


The questions were:


1. How long have you been an Imam and what was your country of birth?

2. What are your main duties?

3. What are the main complaints from your community members about how Muslims are perceived in Australia?

4. Do ordinary Muslims still feel that they are unfairly linked to terrorism in Australia?

5. What is your response to some politicians and others criticising the wearing of the burqa and even the hijab?

6. Given there has been debate about Sharia; do you believe that some form of Sharia law would be compatible with the Australian legal system? If so, in what context?

7. Given it has been over a month since the killing of Osama bin Laden, do you believe that his death is generally a positive thing for the world? Why?

8. Do you believe that the way bin Laden was buried is offensive?

9. There have been calls for the United States to release pictures of a dead bin Laden. What is your attitude?

The following Imams were interviewed


Sheikh Imraan Husain, Gold Coast Mosque

Sheikh Ramy Najmeddine, Melbourne City Mosque, West Melbourne

Sheikh Mohamadu Saleem, Board of Imams, Victoria

Sheikh Burhaan Mehtar, Imam Jamiatul Ulama, Western Australia

Dr Shabbir Ahmed, Imam, New South Wales

Imam Yusuf Parker, Alhidayah Centre, Western Australia

Sheikh Abdul Nur Weli, Imam, Victoria


Their responses in full can be found here.



The West Australian took selective statements out of the Herald article and reported them under the heading: Imams call for sharia law in Australia.


In response, the Imams wrote a strongly worded letter of objection to the West Australian:

"We were appalled at your recent headline 'Imams call for Sharia law in Australia', which is sensational and does not reflect the views of Imams as published in the Herald Sun. In the original interviews the Imams agreed that many of Shari’ah Laws are already met by Australian laws. No Imam called for Shari’ah laws in Australia as you have falsely propagated. Instead, Imams suggested that in matters dealing with finance and marriage Australian law can accommodate certain religious requirements. Disputing parties in Australia have the right to a variety of arbitration tribunals, and an Islamic arbitration for civil matters could be an option, as is the beth din, the religious courts of Australia's Jewish community. It is our concern that your sensationalisation will create fear and hate toward Australian Muslims, instead of helping building bridges of understanding."

ABC's Media Watch has also been notified.

MBN Trivia Night

By Jaaved Khatree 

Over 130 people attended the MBN Trivia Night held at the Runcorn Function Centre on Saturday 2nd July.

This year's quiz master was Dr Halim Rane who has been doing a stellar job for MBN in this particular role.


Questions were set by Jaaved Khatree and were lauded as being the 'best and fairest' set of questions for a trivia night. However, some teams were found to be racking their brains during the IT category (what do you expect from a question setter who works in IT?!). From Islam to Australiana to The Human Body and Queensland, the questions were vast and varied, providing a unique mix of challenges.

The winning team, Baitul Hiqma has won the MBN Trivia Night for three years running and this year, narrowly beat winners of MBN's first trivia night, Al-Andalus by just one point.

The night was full of fun and laughter and the biggest highlight was an entry made by Academy of Kids - a 10-strong team of...well, school kids! They did well amidst the competition and have earned a lot of respect from the more senior teams around. We were fortunate enough to also have David Forde attend and participate as part of Team Amazulu.

MBN will once again be hosting its annual trivia night in 2012 - we invite everyone to lock in their teams now! You've got a year to brush up on your trivia!


Baitul Hikma

Jemal Rane, Zorah Rane, Naylah Rane, Nardia Rane, Sahar Rane,

Salim Rane, Fadzilah Abdul-Salam, Les Wilson, Usama Rane, Nora Amath




Coming up on the ABC's Q&A 18 July

Tony Jones has made way for Virginia Trioli this Monday.

Joining Virginia on the panel:

Oxford mathematician and Christian, John Lennox
Documentary filmmaker, John Safran
Palestinian-Australian author, Arwa El Masri
Humanist and feminist, Eva Cox
Pentecostal scholar, Dr Jacqui Grey

It’s a change of pace for Q&A when it tackles the big philosophical issues, so what’s your question....?


About the panelists:


Arwa El Masri is a Palestinian–Australian author.

Her book, Tea with Arwa: A Memoir of Food, Faith and Finding a Home in Australia, is an autobiographical account that touches on safety, love and family.

Born in Saudi Arabia, she is the daughter or Palestinian migrants. As a child she lived in America and spent time with her extended family in Syria. Just before her ninth birthday her parents came to Australia and settled in the regional town of Grafton.

Finishing school she enrolled in the University of Western Sydney and later met her future husband, the former rugby league player, Hazem El Masri.



John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

Possessing doctorates from Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Wales, he travels widely speaking on the interface between science and religion. John has debated skeptics ranging from Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins to Victor Stenger and Michael Shermer. He is in Australia to debate Professor Peter Singer (at Melbourne Town Hall, July 20) on the topic, “Is There A God?”.

He is the author of God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, God and Stephen Hawking, and Gunning for God.

The other panelists


Some of the questions likely to be posed:


"Arwa if Muslim clerics were to explain to mainstream Australia through the media that niqabs and burkas are cultural from various countries and are not part of religion and even hijabs are not compulsory that may take the sting out of religious intolerance aspects of most TV reports."


"To the panel: Prof. Stephen Hawking, in his book, 'The Grand Design' opined that "given the presence of gravity, a universe will create its self from 'nothing'". Given that 'god' has previously always been used to explain those things that couldn't be naturally explained, and the "creation" of the universe has now been naturally explained, where is god hiding now?"


"To the panel: There are some 38,000 sects of Christianity, 150 sects of Islam and over 300 sects of Judaism which currently exist in the world today. Which one is correct?"


"Why are the feminists saying nothing about honour murders and female genital mutilation. Do feminists regard muslim girls unworthy of human rights, or is the well being of females too low on the feminist agenda priority?"


I don't feel comfortable with getting spiritual with Arwa Elmasri, I much prefer a shaykh or teacher of the religion of some sort comes on the panel to answer questions regarding Islam in the 21st century...wouldn't that be a good idea??"


Question to Arwa: What are your Islamic credentials beside just namely being a Muslim, and what/who gives you the right to answer extensive spiritual questions regarding the religion Islam?
Have you completed an Islamic shariah course of such in the past or present? or is it just basically what your mother and husband taught you? As I have learnt that in Islam, one must be equipped with knowledge in order to teach/preach/answer."


John, my Dad says "If there's a God, why is there so much pain and suffering in the world?" My view is "If there isn't a God why is there so much beauty and joy in the world? How do you reconcile the two positions?"

The AIIC Fete




Amongst the many activities and stalls on show will be the Queensland Muslim Welfare Association Inc which will be running a Monster Trash and Treasure Stall in the hall of the Australian International Islamic College at their 9th Annual Fete on 24 July 2011.


The fete starts at 10.30 am, so be there early to grab a bargain! All proceeds will be donated to the school

Sparking an interest in engineering


Yassmin Abdel-Magied (pictured in the front row) told CCN: I would really love to see more students from the Muslim community get involved next year inshallah! 

A group of talented and socially aware engineering students from The University of Queensland and members from Youth Without Borders showed their commitment to the community recently at the Spark Engineering Camp, held on July 4-8.

The camp is an initiative of Youth Without Borders and allows high school students from migrant, refugee, indigenous, low socio-economic and otherwise disadvantaged backgrounds to experience university life and learn about engineering as a profession.

Youth Without Borders President and fourth year Mechanical Engineering student at UQ, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, said the Spark Engineering Camp was intended to show high school students where an engineering degree can lead to.

“The camp is for those students who wouldn't usually get a chance to attend this type of program, or those who have the potential to come to university and study engineering but haven't considered it as an option,” she said.

In the five-day camp, hosted by UQ and Youth Without Borders, students took part in forum discussions, networked with UQ engineering graduates and current students, and participated in ‘field' visits such as a trip to Dreamworld and a Story Bridge climb.

“The camp has succeeded far beyond my expectations; the sponsorship, the students who attended and their level of engagement with the program, and the personal growth for all involved has been truly uplifting,” said Ms Abdel-Magied.

“Every single one of the students stated in their feedback forms that the camp had encouraged them to pursue studies in engineering, something that wasn't the case at the beginning of the camp,” she said.

“To have students from all walks of life considering a university option due to Spark is a heart warming result indeed. For many, this would make them the first in their families to go to university.”

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, Professor Graham Schaffer said UQ was a proud to partner of Youth Without Borders.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the Spark Engineering Camp, and are proud to partner with Youth Without Borders to offer this program, which promotes equity by providing these high school students with an opportunity to experience university life that they would otherwise not have,” he said.


UQ Press Release

Islamic Museum of Australia


The Islamic Museum of Australia based in Melbourne is a community foundation with the vision of establishing a leading cultural institution to showcase and preserve the arts, history, culture and rich heritage that Islam and Muslim societies have brought to the world and more importantly Australia.

The centre will provide educational and cross-cultural experiences and showcase the artistic and cultural heritage of Muslims in Australia and in Muslim societies abroad.

It aims to foster community harmony and facilitate an understanding of the values and contributions of Muslims to Australian society.

The board of directors includes Mrs Maysaa Fahour (Chairperson), Mr Moustafa Fahour, Mrs Sherene Hassan,
Ms Anisa Buckley, Mrs Dionnie Fahour, Mr Asad Ansari with Mr Ahmed Fahour as its patron.



Workshop for leaders



The Griffith Islamic Research Unit conducted a day-long workshop on leadership in Islamic organizations last Sunday (10 July).


Some 15 community leaders and Imams took part in the programme facilitated by Professor Ken Parry and GIRU PhD candidate Nezar Faris.


Participants were able to reflect upon and share the actual experiences that they have had within their own organizations and learnt how their personalities affected the way in which they conduct their leadership.

Pilgrims flock to Makkah and Madinah ahead of Ramadan


Riyadh: With the Holy Month of Ramadan around the corner, the flow of Umrah pilgrims to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah has gained momentum. The annual Umrah season reaches its climax during Ramadan as many Muslims are keen to grab the rewards of performing the lesser pilgrimage during the holy month. Moreover, a large number of families in the Kingdom as well as other GCC and Arab states prefer to spend a part of their current summer vacation in the vicinity of Islam’s holiest shrines. All these factors have contributed to a huge increase in the number of pilgrims in the current season, according to sources at Umrah service companies.

There has been an increase of 9 per cent in the number of Umrah pilgrims reaching 621,000 in June (Rajab) comparing with 571,602 in the previous month. The number of pilgrims came by air shot up 68 per cent with a total of 2,145,737 during the current year, comparing with the same period last year where as there was an increase of 17 per cent and one percent in the number of those came by road (531,198) and by sea (28,860) respectively.

Pilgrims from Iran topped the list of Umrah pilgrims reached the holy city in the current Umrah season that started on January 19 (Safar 15). At least 663,558 Iranians performed Umrah this year and this makes up 21.17 per cent of the total Umrah pilgrims who came to the Kingdom to perform the lesser pilgrimage. Egyptians, 374,480 in number, came second, while Turks (342,375) and Pakistanis (331,662) came next to them. They were followed by pilgrims from Indonesia (229,110), Jordan (197,057), Iraq (198,975), India (168,013), Syria (142,828) and Malaysia (101,362). Another 384,837 pilgrims representing various nationalities also reached the Kingdom during the season.

It is expected that nearly 30 percent of the total Umrah pilgrims in the current season would arrive within one month from mid Sha’ban (July 16) until the second half of Ramadan, according to sources at Umrah service sector.

The Ministry of Haj reported an increase of 34 per cent in the number of Umrah pilgrims this year comparing with the same period last year. It said Saudi missions abroad have reported issuing 3.6 million Umrah visas during the period. Officials of Umrah service companies have been skeptical about the success of the current season as many would-be pilgrims were not able to travel due to political turmoil in some Arab countries. They are, however, optimistic now that the number may cross the figure of four million pilgrims last year.

Meanwhile, the hospitality sector in Makkah and Madinah geared up to cope with the huge flow of pilgrims with the advent of the holy fasting month. Almost all the hotels in Makkah and Madinah, especially those in the Central Haram Area, are struggling to reserve rooms and accommodate the increased number of pilgrims. Speaking to Gulf News, the hotel industry sources said that the hotel occupancy rate in Madinah exceeded 80 per cent. The rush was mainly attributed to the coincidence of this year’s summer vacation in the Kingdom and many other GCC and Arab states with the advent of Ramadan. Tala’t Ilyas, executive director of Ilyas Company for Haj and Umrah Services, said the hotel accommodation charges would not exceed more than 20 percent this year. “A three-bed room would cost 160-200 riyals at our hotels with three or four star facilities in the Central Haram Area,” he said.

Ilyas Company has the capacity to receive about 250,000 - 300,000 Umrah pilgrims in their 13 hotels situated in the Central Haram Area in Madinah.

Gulf News

Opening a "Can of Worms" with the burqah: A new Channel 10 program



A CCN Informercial (supporting small and upcoming entrepreneurship)


Looking for something outstanding to wear this Eid or for any other occasion?


Then look no further than Bollywood Boutique.


We are a new business bringing you the best and latest in “desi” fashion.


Direct from designers in Mumbai and Bangalore our clothes are of the highest quality fabrics and incorporate a mix of classical and modern styles.


We cater for all sizes and tastes at affordable prices. Long sleeve outfits are also are available.


If you want something specific, we can order it in for you.


We have an opening special of 15% off your first purchase and have further Eid Specials in store.


We are based in Calamvale and would love for you to visit our store even if it is just to browse and pass the word along.


Call Anisa Shariff on 0424 756 400 to arrange a suitable time to come and find that perfect outfit.

Get on Track


The Get on Track program (MDA’s Get Set for Work program is targeted at disengaged young people from a refugee or migrant background).


MDA is seeking referrals for its next intake which commences on the 18th July.


Through participating in the program, young people will build confidence and resilience, develop employability and job-search skills, and build on important life-skills.


The program also features 8 weeks of accredited training (including 2 weeks of work experience) in retail (Certificate II level). The program is free to participants and is also an eligible option for young people to meet their compulsory participation obligations (i.e. they are entitled to benefits while undertaking the program).


The eligibility criteria for potential participants are:


  •  Aged 15-19yrs old

  •  Arrived in Australia as a refugee or migrant

  •  Disengaged from school, employment or vocational training

  •  Live in a suburb on Brisbane’s Southside.


In order to make a referral, complete and return the expression of interest form via fax, or call Damian on 0423 561 250.

Get on Track Flyer

Get on Track Brochure


The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (YMWA)


The complete kit for the CCN YMWA can now be downloaded from here.


The kit contains details about the awards, the terms and conditions, entry form and some exemplars to inspire and motivate our budding authors and poets.

For more information or queries email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org or call 0402 026 786.


Entries close on 31 August.

The Inbox


Dear  CCN Readers


URGENT APPEAL Volunteers Needed to work with Muslim Refugee Families.

I have another 14 families who desperately need volunteers and each family needs one or two volunteers.

Male and female volunteers are needed for a variety of roles. Anyone over the age of 18 can become a registered volunteer. Volunteers don't have to be Muslim - ask your friends too if they're interested..

These families are originally from Burma. 15 to 20 years ago they fled from Burma and lived in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Recently with the assistance of UNO they came to Australia. Their language is Rohingya (Burmese), religion Islam and learning English at the moment.

Some of them are living on the South side and others are living on the North side.

If you know of any one who is interested in being an MDA volunteer for these families, please tell them to contact Michelle Stook (Volunteer coordinator). Her email address is MichelleS@mdabne.org.au or lailah@mdabne.org.au.

The volunteers need to inform Michelle that they want to work for the Rohingya clients, or they can express that they want to work with case worker Laila’s Families.

The next volunteer training will commence on 23rd July 2011.

Thank you.

Naseema Mustapha

Dear  CCN Readers


The Muslim Welfare Shop is need of a queen size bed, a small computer desk, a cot and a chest of drawers for people in need.


If anyone has any of these items, please contact me on 0435 086 796.



Janeth Deen

CCN tweeting on twitter!


New on ISLAM TV this week


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See the Salam Card Special Offers:


Op-Ed by Safet Avdich (for Bosnian Readers) Op-Ed




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


While our resident chef is away over the next few weeks on Umrah, CCN's Editor-in-Chief plans to fill the void with a few tips from his very own "surviving as a bachelor" collection of 'recipes' that is seeing him through the cold wintry days starting with his favourite - a sweet and crunchy lunch.......

Tuna and Alfresco Salad




1 Alfresco salad mix from Woolworths



Red onion


Haloumi cheese

1 can of tuna



1. Toss the salad mix into a bowl

2. Add the quartered tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onions and olives

3. Grill the cheese and add to the mix

4. Add your favourite salad dressing

5. Toss in the tuna

6. Lightly stir


Serve with toasted Turkish or Lebanese bread


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


 Fitness on the run

No time for the gym? Then snack on exercise opportunities throughout your day… incorporate some accidental exercise wherever possible.

The all important school run, work deadlines, meal preparations, family gatherings, grocery shopping and housework of course, are all contributors to our time-poor lives we lead these days.

In a recent Australian study, lack of time was the number one obstacle to exercise. So while you’re busy doing other things during your day, try to simultaneously do wonderful things for your body and overall health – accidentally on purpose, if you like.

Almost every facet of modern life can include fat-burning, muscle-toning and mood-boosting exercises. The great thing is that building up these exercise spurts throughout your day will make a significant difference to your health and body shape.

It’s about using the stairs, getting off the bus one stop earlier or walking to the local shops instead of hopping into your car. The trick is to always be prepared for exercise – wear comfy shoes (or keep your joggers in your car), so you will be more likely to walk whenever possible.


Be the best that you can be by changing your mindset – don’t think of it as having to exercise, just move and enjoy yourself!

As a nation, we’re heavier than our predecessors, and our children are on track to tip the scales even further, unless we start moving more and making a difference.

FIND YOUR FIVE TOP CALORIE-BURNING EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES and aim to burn at least 840kj (200 calories) a day:

Stair climbing - 10mins around 469kj
Washing dishes - 15mins 176kj
Ironing - 25mins 290kj
Mopping - 20mins 470kj
Washing car - 30mins 700kj
Brisk walk - 30mins 670kj
Grocery shopping - 40mins 750kj
Lawn-mowing - 45mins 1120kj
Gardening - 60mins 1500kj
Housework - 60mins 1200kj

(figures based on averages – Aust. Adult weight)






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 needs to settle an urgent business debt with Jallaluddin but does not have sufficient funds to meet his obligations.

Nonetheless, he writes out the cheque for the outstanding amount and hands it over to Jallaluddin.

Mula Nasruddin returns home, and consumed by worry and guilt he finds himself unable to sleep that night.

Mrs Nasruddin enquires as to the reason for his unease and Mula Nasruddin explains to her what he had just done.

Mrs Mula Nasruddin calls Jallaluddin’s wife on the phone and tells her to tell Jalladdin not to deposit the cheque as her husband did not have sufficient funds to meet his obligations.

She puts down the phone, turns to her husband and says:

“You can go to sleep now dear, its Jallaluddin who will be awake all night!”

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Events and Functions


Prof. Tahir-ul-Qadri Lecture Tour



Fatwa against terrorism

Harun Yahya

Australian Tour

Brisbane Conference Dates

Wasimah High Tea

Bald Hills Mosque OPEN DAY



AIIC Annual Fete

Eidfest 2011

Spring Ball





Islamic Programmes, Education & Services





Ramadan Knights


Hajj with Sheikh Aslam

Study Islamic Finance


Al-Imdaad Foundation


Sisters House

Accommodation Register

Qari's Classes

Quran Tutoring

beginners to advanced


Hostel Accommodation

for Muslim Students

Quran  & Tajweed Classes

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

English Tutor

AIIC performance

AIIC Gold Coast campus

Islamic College of Brisbane


Free Adult Classes and Madressa For Children at Al-Mustapha Institute

Child Care Course

"Purification of the heart" Seminar

Maths Tutoring service

From years 6-10

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

Tel: 32191554

email: haddada5@hotmail.com.


Girls Game Night

Inspiration talk, pizza, BBQ, fun and games

Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.

Where: AMYN Islamic Youth Centre, 16/157 North Road, Woodridge
When: Every Saturday,after Maghrib

Info: www.AMYNweb.com
Everyone is invited

The La Trobe University is offering a

Muslim Leadership Training Programme

and the details are available here.





Businesses and Services

The CCN July Business of the Month


(Every month CCN showcases a business here)



Nazima Hansa

your one-stop real estate shop




Eid Specials



Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range


Bollywood Boutique


Junaid Ally Properties



Flight Star
Haj Packages

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

Browns Plains

Qld 4118

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

OurWorld Travel

Haj Packages

Computers, laptops, bags, accessories, digital cameras, monitors, notebooks, printers, toners/cartridges, software and much much more. All the best brands at the lowest possible prices. Visit us today www.efxshop.com.au

Islamic Couture

Biltong in Brisbane


AK Surtie


Hummy's Automotive

Prop: Mohammed Shabbir




Love ur Body

Lunch Bag


Nandos Mt Gravatt

Carpet Lifesavers

Brisbane Diagnostics

Kuraby Seafood Takeaway

Pizza Lane


Mina Collection

Stick On Labels

ACCES Services

Removal Services


Calamvale Central
Compton Road

Tel: 07 3272 2299

Kimaya Fashions


Shop 45A Inala Plaza

156 Inala Avenue, Inala 

The Quran Pen Reader

online at


Yasmeen Seedat

Accounting Services

Pappa Roti

Warrigal Square

Promotional Offer

A crispy bun and a large coffee for $4.99 only (usual price is $6.20). The promotion is for a limited time only

Migration Agent


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

Holland Park West

Hydrotherapy & Swimming

classes for Muslim women

pdf version

InWear fashions

Healthy Life


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


Body & Beauty

Brochure (pdf)

Bilal Solwa @ Reed

Table & Chair Hire


Additional contact:

Ahmed Hassan

0433 531 593

Gabriel Hair Studio


Colour - Style - Shine.

Gabriel K hair studio is a boutique studio exclusively for women. Gabriel K has over 20 years experience as a stylist and uses Matrix as the professional range.









Nazima Hansa

your one-stop real estate shop

The CCN Date Claimer


"If it's not here ....it's not happening!"l)

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





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17 July


Annual Madrasah Soccer Tournament 2011




Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha



18 July



Lailatul Baraat

21-23 July


Harun Yahay Lecture Tour

Tour Organizers

Queensland Tour Dates

0402 274 394

See schedule

23 July


Bald Hills Mosque Open Day

Islamic Society of Bald Hills

119 Telegraph Rd, Bald Hills

3261 1471

10.30am to 12.30pm

24 July


9th Annual College Fete

724 Blunder Rd. DURACK

3372 1400

from 10.30am

29-31 July


Prof. Tahir-ul-Qadri Lecture Tour

Zaffar Khan

29th: Michael's Oriental Restaurant

30th: Citipointe Church

31st: Islamic College of Brisbane

0400 162 163

See schedule

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




what's happening at your Mosque or organization during Ramadan


What's on



Every Saturday Night After Tarahweeh


Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane
39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest

3809 4600

0432 712 546



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email CCN with the details if you are hosting




email CCN with the details if you are hosting




email CCN with the details if you are hosting






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.icb.qld.edu.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

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

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.

Muslim community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods


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