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Sunday, 13 November 2011

 Newsletter 0366



MAQ Awards 



CCN's Editor-in-Chief, Dr Mustafa Ally accepts

the Media Award  from Minister Palaszczuk


Ms Janeth Deen accepts her well-deserved award

to add to her growing collection this year

The Queensland's government's 2011 Multicultural Awards were presented at a dinner on Thursday night at the St Lucia Gold Links attended by over 250 invited community leaders and dignitaries.


Radio announcer, author and journalist, Ms Madonna King, was the Master of Ceremonies on the night and the entertainment was provided by violinist, Asim Giorashi, South American musicians, Walisuma and Mexican dancers, Viva Mexico.


Minister for Transport and Multicultural Affairs, Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, who hosted the function, said that this event was held to "honour and recognize the people and groups whose outstanding efforts have helped make Queensland such a dynamic and prosperous state."


Amongst the winners were Crescents Community News (CCN) in the media category and Ms Janeth Deen in the volunteering category.


CCN was recognized for its part in "challenging stereotypes through accurately and positively portraying Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds." The citation reads:

Crescent Community News, a not-for-profit community e-newsletter, has been serving the Muslim and wider communities of Queensland and beyond since 1994.

The weekly publication covers local and international issues, reports on the achievements of organisations and individuals, and creates awareness of social and political matters affecting the community focusing on the positive aspects of community life and delivering a mixed blend of items of interest to the community, particularly Muslim community members, including local, national and international news, debate, and community announcements.

The e-newsletter is read and subscribed to by people from many different communities across many countries and has been widely acknowledged by Muslims and non-Muslims alike as a great way to learn about the activities and achievements of the Muslim community.

The high standard of journalism and website design and production belies the fact that the e-newsletter is put together on a shoestring budget, with the help of volunteer writers and contributors.

Crescents Community News has also played a vital role in linking regional Muslim communities including those in Mareeba, Cairns, Ma
ckay and Townsville through video, audio podcasts and social media forums via the newsletter.

The volunteer award recognized Ms Deen's efforts in championing the values of multiculturalism and promoting community harmony and positive community relations through her volunteer efforts and dedication.


The complete list of winners is available at the Queensland government website.

Boxer Bilal is star billing in peace promotion programme 


Working in collaboration with the Attorney-General’s Community Resilience Building Program, the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) will hold a major anti radicalisation event on November 26 at the Islamic College of Brisbane, 45 Acacia Rd, Karawatha, from 6.30pm.

The ICQ and the Attorney-General’s Community Resilience Building Program funded program is "to initiate and empower the Queensland Muslim community, specially the youth, to become ambassadors of a peaceful Islam and proactively counter radical and extremist messages."

The event will be attended by Dr Mohammed Abdalla of the Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU).


The star attraction will be the IBF World feather Weight Champion Bilal Dib (pictured left) or Billy the Kid as he is known in the ring.



Full ICQ Press Release

Eid with ICQ 


Under the auspice of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ), more than 3000 people from the Islamic community of Brisbane celebrated Eid-ul-Adha on Monday 7 November at the Islamic College of Brisbane at Karawatha.


Various Islamic societies in Brisbane, including the Islamic Society of Holland Park, Kuraby Mosque (Masjid Al-Farooq), the Islamic College of Brisbane and the Islamic Society of Ipswich participated in the celebration and displayed unity on this special occasion of Eid–ul-Adha.


The acting president of ICQ, Br Amar Ali Khan, gave a welcome speech and thanked the participating Imams including Imam Uzair Akbar, Imam Yusuf Peer, Imam Akram Buksh, Imam Zeeyad Ravat and Imam Riyaaz Seedat as well as the participating Islamic societies and members of the Islamic community.


Imam Zeeyad Ravat gave a beautiful and moving speech in Eid English to highlight the importance and significance of this sacred occasion; while the Eid Khutba and Salah were delivered by Imam Akram Buksh in his beautiful voice.


Br Amar gave special thanks to all brothers and sisters who donated generously towards the costs of the occasion as well as coming together and celebrating this most significant festival in Islam with unity.


The participants were requested to make special duas for the safe return of all Hujjajs, those who have passed away, the sick ones and all Muslims around the world suffering from either natural disasters or man-made atrocities including in the horn of Africa, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan and other parts of the world. 


The occasion was well organised and special thanks from the ICQ to all brothers and sisters for their help and participation.


The morning of Eid Ul Adha concluded with huge smile on every face while greeting and wishing each other Eid Mubarak.


Amar Ali Khan, VP and A/President, ICQ Inc


Photo Gallery


Br. Amar Ali Khan Imam Zeeyad Ravat Imam Akram Buksh




Al Jazeera World - A Road to Mecca


More than 80 years ago, one man crossed the frontline between the Muslim world and the West - Al Jaeezra retraced his journey.




In A Road to Mecca, filmmaker George Misch sets out to explore the frontline between the Muslim world and the West. His guide for this journey is a man from the past - somebody who, 80 years earlier, crossed all boundaries between countries, cultures and religions.

Leopold Weiss was born a Jew on the edge of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1900. But his story would unfold far away in the deserts of Arabia.

Feeling restless and unhappy in Europe, in 1922 Weiss accepted an uncle’s invitation to join him in Jerusalem. But what began as a family visit soon turned into a life-changing journey.

Weiss enjoyed the hospitality of the Arabs he met in the Middle East and was enchanted by their lifestyle. With the passion of an explorer, he began to travel across the region.

His travels and encounters nurtured in him a sense that Zionism was causing a great injustice to the Palestinian Arabs. In Jerusalem, he got into heated arguments with the leaders of the Zionist movement and began to feel at a greater distance from the religion of his ancestors than ever before.


Islam should be presented without any fanaticism. Without any stress on our having the only possible way and the others are lost. Moderation in all forms is a basic demand of Islam 


Muhammad Asad

As he discovered the Muslims of the Middle East, Weiss also discovered Islam – studying the Quran and finding not only the answer to the spiritual emptiness he had felt but also an alternative to the materialism of Europe’s Roaring Twenties. In Saudi Arabia, Weiss felt truly at home, writing: “I am no longer a stranger.”

In 1926, he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Asad. Full of enthusiasm, he embarked upon his first pilgrimage to Mecca.

Curious to get to know other Muslim communities, in 1932 Asad left Saudi Arabia - travelling to Turkistan, China and Indonesia. In India, he met poet and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal. Iqbal dreamed of creating a separate Islamic state as a solution to the bloodshed between Indian Muslims and Hindus. Iqbal’s vision of Pakistan quickly became Asad’s own dream.

Asad campaigned for the creation of Pakistan by writing books, giving public lectures and hosting radio programmes. He also drafted the outline for an Islamic constitution in which equal rights for women were secured.

In 1951, Asad became Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations. But to his dismay he was forced out of the position after just one year. Deeply disappointed, he turned his back on politics, deciding instead to write his autobiography in the hope that it would promote better understanding between Muslims and the West. The Road to Mecca quickly became a bestseller.

By 1970, Asad had grown increasingly concerned that the Quran was being misinterpreted and misused for political goals. This motivated him to undertake his biggest challenge: a new translation of and commentary on the Quran. He settled in Morocco and estimated that it would take him four years to complete. Seventeen years later it was finished. He dedicated it to “people who think”.


Every age requires a new approach to the Quran for the simple reason that the Quran is made for all ages. It is our duty to look for deeper meanings in the Quran in order to increase our knowledge and experience. The Quran wants your intellect to be always active and trying to approach the message of God. God himself dedicated this book to people who think 


Muhammad Asad

Despite the fact that Asad today has a loyal following among those who share an interest in his writings and an intellectual affiliation with him, his translation was not embraced by all. Rumour has it that there were even book burnings of Asad’s Quran.

Emotionally and financially exhausted, he withdrew to Europe – settling in Spain in 1987. He planned to revise his translation once more but old age and prolonged illness prevented him from completing it. On February 20, 1992, he died, alone and secluded.

Al Jazeera

University Islamic Studies in Australia


Islamic Studies – Taught and designed by independent Muslim scholars in Australia, the Islamic Studies programs at Charles Sturt University (CSU) provide a first-time opportunity for a structured and accredited program in studying Islam in Australia. For more information, go to www.isra.org.au.



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Around the Muslim World with CCN


Cape Town based Orion Cold Storage has been busted for fake food labels


The South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA) immediately issued a press release in response to these revelations.

The Inbox


Dear CCN Readers


RE: Random Inspection Wicked Wings

This is to advise that random inspections have found the below mentioned food outlet as follows:

Wicked Wings
Shop 10, Calamvale Shopping Centre
882 Compton Road
Calamvale, Qld

has been found to be in breach of halaal certification rules

Inspections were done on 13/10/11 and the proprietor  was verbally warned to rectify the problem and also a written warning letter was given on 20/10/11.

Two further check- ups on 1/11/11 and today found that they had still not rectified the halaal certification breaches.

In view of the above, the Halaal Certificate issued to Wicked Wings has been rescinded and physically withdrawn from their premises.


Yours faithfully,

Mohammed Khalid
ICQ Secretary

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

This week

a CCN Reader




   Hearts & Minds

Amanda Craig


In 'Hearts and Minds' Amanda Craig sets out to show that the comfortable lifestyle enjoyed by many in affluent North London, where the novel is largely set, could not function without those who, for precious little pay, perform those menial tasks we can't manage ourselves


The under-paid au pair, of dubious immigration status, who cares for the children; the 'illegals' who drive the minicabs for the school run. We also meet the teacher in the sink-school, battling apathy and latent, often actual, violence. Finally, the East European girls imported for prostitution, whose vile pimps cater for a large, home-grown clientele

The narrative skilfully links the five main characters, none of whom knows the others at the outset, gradually establishing their inter-dependence and proving once again that no man - or woman - is an island. Ms Craig lets us into the lives of her five principals and by the end, they have become close friends to whom we say good-bye with regret. There is comedy, high drama, suffering and sadness in this meticulously crafted and profoundly humane novel, along with a simmering anger at the English middle classes who profess liberal sympathies yet grossly exploit those too weak or vulnerable to defend themselves.


The Telegraph's reviewer writes:


Craig’s ambitious technique is to use several perspectives. All her characters are outsiders, all aware of their insignificance in the mass of humanity. They struggle to make sense of their lives, to find jobs, homes and love. Her contention is that while we may think we live on our own, in fact our lives are constantly rubbing up against each other. This she shows convincingly, by carefully interweaving her narrative streams. There is the put-upon middle-class Jewish lawyer, the illegal Zimbabwean mini-cab driver, the disillusioned American journalist, the idealistic South African teacher (used to maids and mansions in South Africa) and, most poignantly, a Russian who is promised a life of glamour and then sold into sex slavery.


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

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

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KB's Culinary Corner


KB says: When my sisters and I went for Umrah recently, Amina Moola, (my dear niece's mother-in-law) packed us a batch of these very delicious biscuits which we absolutely relished with tea.


She also kindly agreed to share the recipe with the CCN readers but insisted that you add a huge measure of love and enthusiasm to the list of ingredients to get it just right!



1. 250g soft butter (not melted)
2. 1 cup castor sugar
3. 2 ½ cups of quick cooking rolled oats
4. 2 cups desiccated coconut
5. 1 cup cake flour
6. 1 tsp baking powder
7. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
8. 1 tab golden syrup
9. 1 tsp vanilla essence


1. Place all the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. You could use the dough hook of your mixer to combine all the ingredients together.

2. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.


3. Make into small balls and flatten slightly.


4. Add a decorative cherry on the top as an option.


5. Place on a tray lined with baking paper (or use a greased tray instead).


6. Bake until light brown and cracks begin to appear


7. Switch off the oven and allow the crunchies to crispen for about 2 hours.


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, I love cycling outdoors and also challenge myself with a spin class at least once a week. What else can I do to tone my legs while getting a great calorie burn at the same time?

A: Try some stair climbing. It’s a great way to tone your legs as it involves all the major muscles (quads, hamstrings, calves and glutes) and can give you a massive calorie burn. You can increase your strength and cardio benefits by running up each step (cardio) and skipping every second step (for muscle burn).

Be sure to stay upright and keep your core muscles turned on!

Remember if you fatigue, walking up and down is always an option as you still benefit immensely. Aim for at least 10-15 sets and shape the legs you always dreamed about.








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




Q: Dear Flightstar Fozi, I am a first time overseas flyer going to London in January for a family wedding. I have heard that travel to Paris is easy. Could I do a trip from London to Paris for a few days, and what would be the best way to travel there?

A: Once you get to London, the whole of Europe is not far to travel to.


In less than 2 hours from London you could take a trip to hundreds of destinations in Europe.


You could get a flight from London to Paris which takes less than 1½ hours and with some of the low cost airlines the fares are as cheap as $50.


The other option is to take the train, The Eurostar.


It leaves from a number of destinations in the UK and goes all over France but also to Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and The Netherlands.


It only takes about 2 hours and costs from £69. It travels through the Euro tunnel which connects both countries and there are 3 levels of seating, so you can enjoy the trip in luxury.


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All questions sent in are published here anonymously and without any references to the author of the question.

The CCN Chuckle


Mula Nasruddin asks Jallalludin to name three of the fastest means of communication in the world that he could think of starting with "tele".


Jallududin immediately answered Television and Telephone, but had to think awhile for the third.


"Tell a women," he blurted out, to which Mula Nasruddin concurred adding that if you wanted even faster communication you should tell her NOT TO tell anyone!


Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. 

Will Durant


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