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Sunday, 4 December 2011

 Newsletter 0369



Qurbani meat distribution in logan


Zac's Halal Meats in Woodridge worked in overdrive to process and pack, ready for distribution, in excess of 800kg of meat donated by Muslim Aid Malaysia. Imam Ghazaleh was contacted by Muslim Aid Malaysia to oversee the delivery of the Qurbani meat and further organise the distribution through a Muslim organisation in Logan city.

With the assistance of Janeth Deen who shortlisted recipients from databases kept at the Welfare Shop and MCF in the Logan area, the distribution was achieved. Logan city is a low socio-economic area with over one hundred and eighty-six different Ethnic Groups. It settles a great proportion of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers. It also houses many single parents and unemployed members of our community.

Janeth contacted Access Services who are responsible for settling many of the migrants and refugees, Multilink who also work with refugees. These organisations cooperated and jointly arranged for the recipients to collect their 5kg meat parcel from Zac's Halal Meats.

It was heart-warming to see the gratitude on the faces of the recipients, many of them had not been able to afford meat for many months, due to the high cost of living.

The Australian Halal Food Services kindly covered all costs involved in the distribution of this meat including transportation and processing charges. Special mention must be made of Nolan Meats for the slaughter and initial meat processing.

Australian Youth Forum 2012 Steering Committee announced


Minister for Youth Peter Garrett this week announced the members of the 2012 Australian Youth Forum (AYF) Steering Committee.


Mr Garrett announced Ms Sara Saleh (pictured left), an executive member of community-based not-for-profit Sydney-based Muslim organisation Mission of Hope, as Chair of the 2012 Committee.

“Sara brings her experience of being a member in 2011 and a strong media and communication background, to lead the Committee,” Mr Garrett said.


In addition to her role at Mission of Hope Sydney Ms Saleh is an independent media production professional and an NGO Project Co-ordinator. She has in the past served as a tutor/project researcher at University of Sydney, a reporter/correspondent at Gulf News and a news/feature show Intern at CNN. She has a Social Sciences degree from the University of Sydney and is fluent in Arabic and French.

The 2012 Steering Committee will be comprised of eight new members and two carry-over members from 2011.


“This is a fantastic opportunity for the members of the AYF to advise Government and empower other young people to engage with the Government,” Mr Garrett said.


"It will provide a link between the Australian Government and young people."

“I will be seeking their advice on the future development of the Australian Youth Forum, as well as their views on how best to build our interactions with young people, in particular those who face barriers to participation.

“The 2012 Committee members have been selected because of their passionate commitment to youth engagement, their expertise, and their diverse personal experiences; and I look forward to working with them next year.

“The Australian Government recognises the vital contribution that young people make to our society, and we value the opinions and ideas put forward by the Australian Youth Forum Steering Committee.”

“I would like to thank the outgoing members of the Australian Youth Forum Steering Committee for their contribution they have made this year, and I hope they will continue to be advocates for young people.

“I congratulate the incoming members and look forward to working with them over the next 12 months.”

The 2012 Australian Youth Forum Steering Committee members are:

• Polly Henry, Canberra, ACT
• Sara Saleh, Randwick, NSW
• Nina Cass, Moree, NSW
• Lauren Moss, Nakarara, NT
• Jack Piggott, Rolleston, QLD
• Lauren Jew, Port Noarlunga, SA
• Cedrick Mulumba, Glenorchy, TAS
• Hugh Stephens, Malvern, VIC
• Emil Kogan, East St Kilda, VIC
• Sjorn Kraan, Cannington, WA

For more information about the AYF visit www.youth.gov.au/ayf.

Darra Mosque Madrassah Jalsa (Saturday 3 December)



Photos courtesy of Islam TV

Watch highlights of the Jalsa on Islam TV (details below)

ECCQ’s “Howzat” Multicultural Cricket


The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) is working in partnership with Queensland Cricket (QC) to introduce cricket to culturally and linguistically diverse youth.

The 'Introduction to Cricket – "Howzat” Multicultural Cricket' project provides an opportunity for boys and girls (10 yrs – 22 yrs) to learn about and play cricket as a way to introduce both leadership skills and healthy living choices. This unique project is funded by the Queensland State Government, and is free for all participants.

The project will be held at several locations throughout Queensland, with the two next sessions being in Rockhampton and Brisbane.

Numbers are limited, so register quickly if you live in Rockhampton or Brisbane!

Venue: South Brisbane District CC, Fehlberg Park-Venner Road, Fairfield, Brisbane
Date: 14, 15 and 16 December
Time: 08.30 am - 12.30 pm
Download Brisbane registration pack

Venue: Norths CC, Juds Park, Norman Road, North Rockhampton
Date: 12, 13 and 14 December
Time: 09.00 am - 01.00 pm
Download Rockhampton registration pack

For more information about the program please contact Amit Sharma, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland Project Officer on 0404 627 003 / 07 3844 9166 ext 123 or email seca3@eccq.com.au

Empires to Nations well-attended and informative


The United Muslims of Brisbane – sponsored lectures, Empires To Nations, held last 25 & 26 November 2011 at the Nathan Campus of Griffith University was decisively educational as much as inspirational.

Together, Drs. Amjid Muhammad and Atif Ahmed took the audience on a journey through history. Remarkable moments were brought to life with powerful visual images and animated maps, battle sequences and rich sounds.

The lectures analysed many areas of interest from an Islamic perspective. Lessons were drawn that can be applied to our situation today, an organizer of the roadshow told CCN.

The lectures showed the causes of the fall of the massive Ottoman Empire and the Muslims’ response to such downfall. 

Around the Muslim World with CCN


New research on 'Representation of Muslims in the British press'   


Academics at Lancaster University have completed an ESRC financed research project on ‘The representation of Muslims in the British press 1998-2009'. The researchers analysed over 200,000 media articles written on Islam and Muslim over the eleven year period.

The research is the most extensive study done to date and is in the same vein as earlier studies such as the Cardiff University report of 2008, ‘Images of Islam in the UK: The Representation of British Muslims in the National Print News Media 2000-2008’ and a further ESRC/AHRC funded research project on ‘Media portrayals of religion and the secular sacred’ led by Professor Kim Knott and Dr Elizabeth Poole (2010).

The study, conducted by Dr Paul Baker, Professor Tony McEnery and Dr Costas Gabrielatos, reiterates key findings from other studies reinforcing claims of media bias towards fringe groups at the expense of mainstream Muslims, and on word association with Islam and Muslims engendering negative connotations with the religion and its adherents.

From the research summary paper:

“A Lancaster University research team led by Dr. Paul Baker and funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council, has collected and analysed over 200,000 newspaper articles written about Islam and Muslims between 1998 and 2009. This amounted to 143 million words of journalism which was analysed by the team using computer software to search for and identify language patterns across the articles in order to give an idea of the most frequent ways that Muslims are written about. Generally, the team found that the majority of representations took care not to make over-generalising statements about Muslims in an overtly negative way, although some tabloids did use headlines such as MUSLIMS TELL BRITISH: GO TO HELL! (Daily Express, November 4th, 2010), BBC PUT MUSLIMS BEFORE YOU! (The Star, October 18th, 2006), MUSLIM SCHOOLS BAN OUR CULTURE (Daily Express, February 20th, 2009).




My journey to Islam - 1

My name is Abdullah Al-Kanadi. I was born in Vancouver, Canada. My family, who were Roman Catholics, raised me as a Roman Catholic until I was 12 years old. I have been Muslim for approximately six years, and I would like to share the story of my journey to Islam with you.

I suppose in any story it’s best to start from the beginning. During my childhood I attended a Catholic religious school and was taught about the Catholic faith, along with other subjects. Religion was always my best class; I excelled academically in the teachings of the Church. I was pressed into service as an ‘altar boy’ by my parents from a very young age, which pleased my grandparents a great deal; but the more I learned about my religion, the more I questioned it! I have this memory from my childhood, I asked my mother: “Is our religion the right one?” My mother’s answer still rings in my ears to this day: “Craig, they are all the same, they’re all good!” Well to me this didn’t seem right. What was the point of me learning my religion if they were all equally good!?

Arab News.com


The oldest Mosque in Bangkok  


Estimated to be constructed before the reign of King Song Tham (1610-1628) of Ayutthaya period, Tonson Mosque is considered the oldest Islamic mosque in Bangkok.


It was once renovated in 1954 in an attempt to restore the architectural style of the old mosque.


Tonson Mosque not only functions as a religious ground, but it also features ancient remains and relics.


At the outside of the building lies a graveyard of the chiefs of the Muslims in Thailand.

Source: CCN's Man-on-the-Mussallaah


Six-kilo baby born in Germany, named Jihad

GERMANY: A woman in Germany has given birth to the country's heaviest baby and has gone ahead and named him Jihad, local media has reported.

According to the doctors at Berlin’s Charité hospital, the baby - weighing a whopping six kilos - was born to 40-year-old Elfi Yaghi who weighed about 240 kilos and suffered from gestational diabetes.

He was named Jihad – the controversial Islamic term used to describe the religious war all followers are to wage against 'non-believers'.

While Yaghi did not say why she gave her baby that name, the Daily Mail reports she is a devout Muslim.

According to data, Germany has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France with some 3.5 million Muslims living in the country.

Baby Jihad has joined 13 siblings - nine brothers and four sisters - and is reportedly the largest baby born naturally in Germany.

Source: 7 News

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

This week a CCN Reader recommends

Islam: New Frontiers


Dr. Syed Husain Pasha


Book Review

Islam: New Frontiers is perhaps one of the most serious and challenging books in our hands today – on just about any topic. At the same time, paradoxically, few books are perhaps more fun or exciting to read or contemplate.

How could it be otherwise?

For, the book is on Islam and Muslims, and there is no more serious or significant topic in today’s world than that one. And on top of that, the book is based almost entirely on the Qur’an, which is an extraordinary methodology to use in this time and age to say the least.

The object of the book seems to be nothing less than a complete restructuring of human thought and inquiry on the most fundamental notions of God and his creation on the one hand and the nature of humanity’s role on earth on the other hand.

If the name of the game is taking dominant sociopolitical, cultural and communication paradigms of the day and flipping them on their head, then there is no stronger candidate for that role among today’s publications than Dr. Pasha’s Islam: New Frontiers. Nor is there perhaps a book more relevant to the turbulent times through which our world is passing today. The Publishers are owed a debt of gratitude for making a publication of this moment and significance available to the English-speaking world at this juncture in our history.

If the book is read with the seriousness and attention it merits, it has the potential to have as profound and far-reaching an impact on religion, society, government and human relations as Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species eventually came to have on scientific and social thought nearly a century and a half earlier.

Dr. Syed Husain Pasha is perhaps one of the most fearless and original thinkers of a generation. The Muslim world – and in many ways the rest of the world – has not produced a clearer or more energetic analyst or thinker like him on the topic of Islam and Muslims since Iqbal and Maududi of India, Syed Qutb of Egypt and Ali Shari’ati of Iran. His style combines clarity and rationality with a hint of sarcasm and humor all of which make his writing powerful and irresistible, even when it unfolds in its lighter vein which it does from time to time.

In the confusion and chaos that sweep the world on Islam and Muslims today, Dr. Pasha’s Islam: New Frontiers is a must-read for everyone, everywhere. Whether in the mass media or blogosphere, and whether in the universities or in government and policy circles, and regardless of whether that person is a Muslim or a non-Muslim, Dr. Pasha’s Islam: New Frontiers is one book that no thoughtful reader can afford to miss.

Dr. Pasha is an American academic with a strong Islamic background.




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KB's Culinary Corner


KB says: Fathima Adat's unusual combination of strawberries, which is very much in season at the moment, and spinach has all the makings of a summer salad bursting with contrasting and tingling flavours.

Strawberry and Spinach Salad


2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon of minced red onion
1 bag of fresh spinach or a mixture of rocket lettuce - rinsed and dried - However you can use any amount you desire
1 punnet of strawberries - sliced - you may add a second punnet if you desire
1/4 cup of almonds - blanched and slivered

Whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover and chill for an hour.

In a large bowl add the remaining ingredients (spinach, strawberries and almonds) Pour the dressing over salad and toss. Refrigerate for 10 minutes before serving.


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’ve been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember and often tend to resort to yoyo dieting to try and slim down. I’m constantly tired and am desperate for help!

A: If you’re overweight you’ll find that your body is weaker than normal (hence the tiredness). I suggest you forget about dieting – rather watch your portion size. Cut back on things like sugar, white rice / bread, butter, etc., and opt for wholegrain crackers, low-fat cheeses / yoghurt, lean meat and fish, etc.

You’ll have more energy and feel better by making these small changes. Remember, the more you move, the more you lose! Yoyo dieting is not a good idea. It might seem like it works at the time, but trust me, the weight will creep back on before you know it.

Stay positive and take it one step at a time.







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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, we booked our flights to the US leaving in a couple of weeks time and my nephew now wants to come with us. He is only 13 and I am concerned that if he does not get on our flight then he will have to travel alone. Is it safe to let him travel by himself considering also that he has to change flights.




A: With airfares being so cheap, and both parents working nowadays it is now common for children to travel alone.


Airlines normally consider children from 5 – 12 as unaccompanied minors.


Although your nephew is outside this age range, he can still be considered as an unaccompanied minor if the parents request it.


When these children are ticketed a note is put on the booking system that the child will be unaccompanied, so the airlines will be aware of it, and may need to put on additional staff.


Normally what happens with these children is that the person booking them in at departure will have to fill out some paper work which accompanies the child for the whole trip.


The ground staff will then escort the child to the aeroplane or boarding area.


They hand over the paper work to the cabin crew who then take responsibility for the child.


At each stage someone is signing for the child.


When they get to the destination someone will take him to the next boarding gate and will hand over the documentation and child to the next airline ground crew.


On the plane the child is well looked after also by getting activity books to occupy their time, and is usually sitting down the back closest to the cabin crew area.


The person who collects the child at the final destination has to be the one nominated on the forms at check in.


It will obviously also depend on the maturity of the child but it is a safe way for children to fly, but it can be a little tricky if you have long stop overs. 


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The CCN Chuckle


NASA officials were interviewing three prospective astronauts to send to Mars on a dangerous one-way trip.


Only one of the three would go, and that candidate would never return to Earth.


The final three candidates were Simon, a technology junkie (great understanding of the shuttle's equipment); Peter, a motor mechanic (knows the ins and outs of the shuttle's engine) and Mula Nasruddin, a material shop owner (knows the exact measurements of distances etc.)


The interviewer asked the first candidate, Simon, how much he wanted to be paid to go.

"One million dollars," replied Simon, "and I want it donated to my alma mater, Rice University."

The interviewer asked the next candidate the same question.

"Two million dollars," answered Peter, "and I want to give one million to my family and leave the other million to medical research."

The third candidate, Mula Nasruddin, was asked the same question.

"Three million dollars!" replied Mula Nasruddin.

"Why so much?" the interviewer inquired.

Mula Nasruddin beamed and said replied, "If you give me three million, I'll keep a million, give you a million...
and we'll send Simon."



Adaptation from: Radio Islam


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