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Sunday, 16 October 2011

 Newsletter 0362





The Annual General Meeting of the Islamic Women's' Association of Queensland was held at their offices yesterday (Saturday).


Political aspirants Kim Marx and David Forde were given an opportunity to introduce themselves to the members present.


Ms Fatima Abdelkarim continues for another term in her long-standing role as president of the organization.


Counting the votes IWAQ Director, Galila Abdelsalam and Zahra Aboukoura

Showing his hand, Mr Aboukoura senior with junior in two

(left to right) Nashwa El-Adl, Kim Marx, Galila Abdelsalam, Mersada, David Forde, Azza Aura, Zahra Aboukoura, Fatima Abdelkarim, Azza El-Makawi and Shamira Osman

 IWAQ Executive  (left to right)

Nashwa El-Adl (Secretary),  Fatima Abdelkarim (President),

Azza El-Makaw1 (Vice President) and Shamira Osman (Treasurer)


The Hamster Wheel | Muslims In The Media | Wednesday, 9.30pm, ABC1 



Q&A on ABC




Quotable quotes from last week's Q&A:




TONY JONES: Let’s hear from Ron Merkel on this. I mean, police, the judicial system often react poorly to political interventions. Are you afraid that will happen in Indonesia?

: It can happen very easily and we’re getting close to it. I had three issues about what’s happened. I thought that it would be great if Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard rang up the parents and spoke to the boy and let them all know that they’ve got a lot of support here but also let them know that the Indonesian justice system has to take its course and the real worry about intervention is that the Indonesian justice system is very proud of what they’ve created since their democracy and, in fact, I was engaged in judicial training in Indonesia not long after the democracy came, and the one message I got loud and clear, and this is really the big point, I think, Ray, that comes out of your question, is that the new judiciary there want to be independent, want to be seen to be independent and don't want to go back to the days when government controlled them. So that it’s very easy for Indonesia to interpret this intervention and the publicising of it as interference by Australia and that’s a very bad look. And the third point I wanted to...




RON MERKEL: I think the question really hits the nail on the head and I want to put to one side for the moment the Bolt case. It hasn't finished. The final orders haven’t been made. It may be appealed. An Appeal Court may reach a different verdict. But the question that you ask about whether this law amounts to censorship. It’s a really big question and it’s an area that really requires a very, very clear response.

I was pretty disturbed when Tony Abbott, after the judgment, announced that, "I haven't read the judgment which was 144 pages, but”, and then went on to say how he was concerned about censorship or freedom of speech. Then George Brandis, who’s the shadow Attorney General of Julie's party, has decided that these are bad laws and wants to chuck them out because of a case.


But these laws have been in through parliament 15 years and there have been quite a few cases and on all of those case I haven't heard George Brandis and I haven’t heard this censorship call. And what are those cases? The law is about racial vilification. You shall not offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate on grounds of race. And on the free speech side, it’s a complete defence to the conduct if you can show what you did was reasonable and in good faith, which is very much like our laws in respect of defamation.


Our implied freedom of political communication has similar restrictions and let's just look at some of the cases that have been brought before the courts. They’ve usually involved Jewish people or Aboriginal people. They’ve involved hate speech. Now, what I would like to see before George Brandis goes out and says these laws should be chucked into the rubbish tin, I’d like him to go to the Jewish community and say, yes, we understand your history but we really think our free speech should enable us to have group libel and group defamation and hate speech. Then go out to the Aboriginal people and say, yes, we know about Australia’s racism.


Yes, we’re going to acknowledge you in the preamble to our constitution but we’re going to allow hate speech out there against you because we want freedom of speech. Then they’ve got to go to the Muslim community, who have been in a very fragile position since September 11, and say, yes, we’re going to allow this kind of speech. But the speech we’re talking about is speech that is offensive. It’s because of a person’s race, colour or ethnicity and history tells us this is a dangerous area for intolerance in any society and we’ve had

Muslim Welfare Op-Shop requests


An elderly Muslim sister has been granted a housing commission unit. She needs furniture to move into the unit. She needs a single bed, refrigerator, two seater sofa, washing machine, microwave, small table with two chairs, and a TV cabinet. The welfare shop can provide crockery, cutlery, linen and curtains.

An indigenous single mother of four has been granted a housing commission house in Woodridge and has no furniture or personal effects. She has been living in a refuge house and is sleeping on the floor with her children. She needs five beds, a washing machine, refrigerator, lounge suite, table and chairs, TV, Microwave, TV cupboard. The welfare shop has the other merchandise needed.

A local family need a TV. It does not matter if it is old.

Contact Janeth Deen on 0435 086 796 if you can help out.

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Muslim Standard Time – How to cure the chronic disease of lateness

By Br. Taha Ghayyur

“Oh my God. I am running late, again! Well, it’s all good. No one is going to be there on time anyway.”


How many times have you heard this and similar phrases in the Muslim community? Perhaps you are guilty of uttering them yourself as a habit.


Sadly, starting off late, arriving late, and delaying our programs has become a norm for many of us.


It’s gotten so bad that we no longer even feel guilty about arriving late to a class, function, meeting, Jumah prayer or appointment. Many don’t even bother to apologize. We fail to realize how much time and resources of others we waste due to our own insensitivity and indifference.


I remember arriving at a wedding last summer about two hours late (due to a pre-planned legitimate reason), only to find over half the wedding hall full of non-Muslim guests still waiting for the bride and groom and their families to arrive. The most heartrending scene was of a group of non-Muslim friends laying on the ground asleep. It turned out they were out-of-town guests who had arrived a couple of hours prior to the “official’ start time.


Of course the blame goes both to the organizers of the events and the attendees. It’s easy to criticize the organizers, but we have to do our part of making the program or meeting professional.


It begins with arriving on time and respecting everyone else’s time.


As Muslims, every time we arrive late we lose respect in the sight of others. Imam al-Ghazali, in his commentary to a Hadith describing the characteristics of hypocrites, states that the trait “when he makes a promise, he never fulfils it” includes specially those who consistently say ‘In-sha-Allah’ and arrive late.


I know of a great contemporary Muslim scholar who, when he used to enter a conference, meeting, or dinner, the audience or members would match and reset their watches to the minute he was supposed to arrive at because he was reputed to be strict with time-management.


What can you and your family do and how can you prepare to arrive on time at any event:

  1. Get the directions to where you are going in advance. The common excuse for arriving late we often present is “got lost” or “I didn’t have correct directions.”

  2. Arrange your ride at least two days in advance. Call around and find out who can give you a ride. Always have a backup plan for rides. “I didn’t get a ride” is one excuse given, to which I ask: did you ask around early enough? Don’t wait for others to offer you a ride.

  3. Start getting ready at least 30-45 min. before leaving home. Don’t run into the shower, squeeze in three Rak’at of Maghrib, or iron your clothes just three minutes before you are supposed to step out!

  4. Have a realistic estimate of travel time. If you know it takes 25 minutes to get to a place, you have to leave your home at least 35 minutes before arrival time.

  5. Consider weather and traffic conditions. Listen to the local news or watch the weather report before getting behind the wheel.

  6. The 10-minute Rule works! No matter what the occasion, always aim to get to the destination 10 minutes ahead of time. This allows you to accommodate any last-minute uncertainties: “Oh, I forgot my wallet at home,” “Man, I have to pick Brother x on the way,” “Oops! I have to pray my ‘Asr before I get to…” Etc.

  7. If it helps you, set your personal watch, cellphone or car time five minutes ahead.

  8. “Well it’s a typical Muslim party or conference! There is no way they will start on time!” Well, guess what, if we ALL adopt this attitude, no one would ever arrive on time and let the program start on time. We have to change this thinking and make a point to arrive on time. Being people of principle, we must remain consistent in all circumstances.

  9. Be honest! Be honest to yourself and others. If you know you are going to be late to a party or Halaqa, clearly set that expectation with your host, coordinator or meeting leader. What does it take to drop a message or call to let the other person know that you will be 10 to 15 minutes late (whether it’s due to expected or unexpected reasons).

  10. Don’t succumb to the “In-sha-Allah Syndrome.” Use In-sha-Allah only when you know you mean it.

Productive Muslim


The Inbox



Alhumdulillah, it is a great feeling to see the website of crescentofbrisbane.org which shows a vibrant community of believers there.


We plan to move to Brisbane in January 2012 (we are Australian permanent residents and Indian citizens currently living in Brunei).


We have 3 children (1 in secondary and 2 in primary schools) who will also migrate with us to Brisbane.


We look forward to knowing and meeting you all there.


Fi AmanAllah.

Ehtesham Ali

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Baroness Flather on Muslims and polygamy in the UK

An ENGAGE Response


UK: The Daily Mail on Saturday devoted a double page spread to a special investigation on the incidence of bigamy and polygamy among British Muslim communities.

The investigation was prompted by the comments made by Baroness Flather (pictured right) in the House of Lords, during the debate on the Welfare Reform Bill, and subsequently in an article she wrote for the Daily Mail, entitled ‘Polygamy, welfare benefits and an insidious silence’.

Lady Flather reiterates the point she made in the House, that large families should not automatically qualify for larger welfare payments. She goes further to claim that Muslims engaged in polygamous relationships are taking the state for a ride exploiting the panoply of benefits available to single parent families.

She writes:

“…there is now a growing wealth of evidence that the generosity of the welfare state encourages some Muslims from these two regions [Pakistan and Bangladesh] – along with plenty of white families – to produce ever larger families in order to claim extra payments and publicly-subsidised housing. And it’s something the system seems to allow too easily."

Saturday’s Daily Mail investigation sets out to uncover cases of British Muslim men involved in bigamous or polygamous marriages, leaving the state to pick up the bill as taxpayers finance the ‘single-parent families’ that arise from their folly.

The issue of men marrying women under nikah arrangements and thereby denying them their legal entitlements as common law wives is an important subject matter and one that deserves attention, if only to protect those women who are made vulnerable by the practice. But there is more to the comment piece by Lady Flather and the DM’s special investigation than the pursuit of justice for women who cannot speak for themselves.

Lady Flather argues that, “The women [multiple wives] are regarded by the welfare system as single mothers - and are therefore entitled to the full range of lone parent payments. As a result, several “families” fathered by the same Pakistani man, can all claim benefits as they are provided for by the welfare state, which treats them as if they were not related."

Lady Flather’s concern lies principally with Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities and the practice of multiple marriages within these communities and its impact on the welfare state as mothers effectively become single parents, thereby divesting Muslim males of responsibilities to their offspring. One wonders if comments of this nature made in relation to single parent families of any other racial or ethnic group would be dealt with quite so liberally?

Just take a look at the article in the Daily Mail regarding comments made by Lady Flather on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday on Nigerian men taking multiple wives because, she said, “Most of the men in Nigeria don’t do anything, their wives do all the work, that’s why they have so many.”

Radio show host Nicky Campbell interjected, “If I’d said what you’ve just said I’d be in the papers tomorrow for racism, wouldn’t I?”

Quite so.



Richard Dawkins attacks Muslim faith schools


An ENGAGE Response



The BBC, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph have all reported on the comments of prominent scientist and atheist, Richard Dawkins who has attacked Muslim faith schools for teaching ‘alien rubbish’.


UK: In an interview with the Times Educational Supplement, Dawkins said that Muslim faith schools had a "pernicious influence" and that despite concerns with faith schools in general, “Muslim ones worried him the most”.

He argued that the way that young people are taught in Muslim schools could affect their thinking “right up until their university years.”
"Occasionally, my colleagues lecturing in universities lament having undergraduate students walk out of their classes when they talk about evolution - this is almost entirely Muslims,"
Responding to Dawkins’ claims, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra from the Muslim Council of Britain stated that, "To expect faith schools not to teach this kind of religious teaching is unreasonable, but I also think it is important for faith schools to teach science to children as well so they are aware of modern day findings and can use the information to ask further questions and strengthen their faith.
"I don't believe any religious teaching prevents people from being creative and independent in their thinking."

"The results of Muslim faith schools in England in maths and science show a strong compatibility between the Muslim faith and scientific learning."
Rightly so - some Muslim faith schools in the UK have been at the forefront of academic excellence, such as the Tauheedul Islam Girls School, which not only boasts a ranking of ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, but also assisted a local non-faith school
in turning around its educational fortunes. Such schools should be given due credit for their excellence in all fields, including that of science

The Daily Telegraph reporting on the TES interview, claims that
“Mr Dawkins said he was not so worried about the expansion of faith schools if they were the kind that "vaguely" have a kind of Church of England-style assembly.
“But he was holding "his fire" for the ones that are teaching "total nonsense".
"There is a difference between faith schools which just vaguely have a kind of Church of England assembly and faith schools that actually teach nonsense like this school in Leicester," he said.”




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The Wayfinders:  Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World


Wade Davis



Over the past decade, many of us have been alarmed to learn of the rapidly accelerating extinction of our planet's diverse flora and fauna.


But how many of us know that our human cultural diversity is also going extinct at a shocking rate?


Biologists estimate that 18% of mammals and 11% of birds are threatened, while botanists anticipate the loss of 8% of flora. Meanwhile, of the 7,000 languages in the world today, 50% will disappear in our lifetime.


Languages are merely the canaries in the coalmine: what of the poetry, songs, knowledge, and ways of seeing encoded in these disappearing voices?


In The Wayfinders, acclaimed anthropologist Wade Davis offers a gripping account of this urgent crisis. He leads us on a fascinating tour through a handful of indigenous cultures and worldviews while reminding us of the encroaching dangers posed by unchecked globalization.


An enlightening, awe-inspiring, and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from one of the world's most celebrated and distinguished anthropologists.

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KB's Culinary Corner


KB says: Made this to go with tea after Jumma lunch this week. Friends seemed to enjoy it even more with a light spread of butter over the slice.


I spent last night making my batch of cupcakes for today's CresCafe at the Queensland Multicultural Festival at the Roma Parklands. I hope the weather holds out long enough to enjoy the foods and the festivities. If you can, come over and try Mariam Issadeen's sensational cupcake-on-a-stick.



Pecan and Date Loaf



150g chopped dates
5ml bicarbonate of soda
200ml boiling water
60g butter
100g brown sugar
1 egg
5ml vanilla essence
50g chopped pecan nuts
200g flour
5ml baking powder
Chopped Pecan nuts for decorating


1.Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda onto the dates, pour boiling water over and allow it to soak.
2. Cream the butter and brown sugar, beat in the egg, and add essence and the nuts.
3. Fold in the sifted flour and baking powder and lastly add the date mixture. This makes a soft mixture.
4. Pour into a greased loaf pan or mini loaf pans, decorate with pecans and bake at 180”c for approx 10 mins for mini loaf pans or approx 20 mins in a loaf pan.

This can be served warm with ice cream as a desert or sliced and served with tea.


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, coming into the warmer months now, what are some slight changes I can make to my winter workout routine that will make a difference in the way I feel and still get results even though I’m not making major changes?

A: Start by looking at what you wear for your workouts – avoid wearing cotton as it tends to keep moisture on the skin.


Try going for high-tech fabrics which wick away rather than absorb moisture and smell.


My prescription for boosting your workout routine: use a medicine ball while doing some of your exercises.


It’s versatile and will instantly add a challenging effect on your body and muscles (even if you do the same exercises as you did during winter). It will also strengthen your core, help with balance and maybe
even coordination – all while toning upper and lower body.


It’s as easy is that!!








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.

Flightstar Fozi's Travel Tips



Dear Flightstar Fozi, I am flying into Abu Dhabi at 7am and have a connecting flight at 8pm that evening, How far is the city from the airport and what do you suggest we do for those free hours?

Weary Traveller





Dear Weary Traveller,

The airport is about 30 km from the city, but you will have plenty of time to see some amazing parts of the capital of the Emirates.


Abu Dhabi is an unassuming city unlike its neighbour Dubai, its more relaxed and easy to get around. Head to the Sheik Zayed Mosque (pictured right) a really beautiful stark white structure that really is an engineering masterpiece.


Be sure to see the Emirates Palace Hotel and enjoy the opulence of a wonderful hotel, the staff are really friendly and open to day visitors.


If you’re interested in something a little different go to Yas Marina Circuit to take the 2 hour tour around the Grand Prix track, it’s not far from the airport, and looks even more spectacular at night.


As the sun is going down, head to the cornice to see how the Emirates cool down. Here you can enjoy the locals singing and playing their drums.


Make sure you get back in plenty of time to check in by 6pm.


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Jallalludin arrives in Brisbane as a new immigrant to Australia

He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says........

'Thank you Mr. Australia for letting me in this country, giving me housing, money for food, free medical care, free education and no taxes!'

The passer-by says, 'You are mistaken, I am Mexican!'

Jallalludin goes on and encounters another passer-by. 'Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in Australia!'

The person says, 'I not Australian, I Polish!'

The new arrival walks further, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand and says, 'Thank you for the wonderful Australia !'

That person puts up his hand and says, 'I am from Russia, I am not from Australia!'

He finally sees a nice lady and asks, 'Are you an Australian?'

She says, 'No, I am from Africa!'

Puzzled, he asks her, 'Where are all the Australians?'

The African lady checks her watch and says ...'Probably at work'


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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 & 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

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

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