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Sunday, 19 February 2012

 Newsletter 0380



Opening of State Parliament


Speaker of the House, John Mickel, introduces the religious leaders


Imam Akram Buksh recites Sura Fateha and Imam Yusuf Peer offers the translation

Speaker of the Queensland parliament, John Mickel MP, hosted a multi-faith service on Monday 13 to mark the commencement of the parliamentary year.

The service was held in the Legislative Council Chamber and addressed by leaders from six religious faiths as well as Members of Parliament representing the Government, the Opposition and the Independents.

The theme of the service was working together.

Muslim World Tour


Students from Griffith University have recently returned from an overseas  tour that took in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for one week: Istanbul, Turkey for one week, and Jordan for five days, returning to Turkey for two day wind-down on the slopes of historic Bursa before trekking home.


The Muslim World Tour is a course of study offered to selected students who are completing an Islamic Studies major as part of an Arts or International Relations degree at Griffith University.


Organised primarily by Dr Halim Rane of Griffith, it was designed to give Islamic Studies students some first hand experience of majority Muslim, or “Islamic” societies.




Ms Sarah Mehmet, who was part of the thirteen selected students, recorded her reflections and some of the highlights of her trip in her blog which is part of the major assessment of the tour.


Recounting her experiences about the trip, Ms Mehmet told CCN: "If I could identify just one key thing I took from the trip above all else is that Muslim societies are extremely diverse, and though we uphold one religion, it is as multi-layered, multi-faceted and utterly fascinating as one might expect from The Almighty, who has afforded us such a wondrous and complex creation."

Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program


Applications are now open to Australian Muslim leaders interested in travelling to Indonesia for two weeks as part of the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program. Finalised travel dates between May 21 – June 17 will be negotiated amongst successful applicants.

All costs are covered for the visit to Indonesia. Applications are due by Monday, 27 February 2012. Applicants should be between 21 and 40, and be an active member of the Muslim community in

The program offers Muslim leaders in Australia the opportunity to visit the world's most populous Muslim country and meet with a range of dynamic Muslim and non-Muslim leaders in the community. It is
intended to raise the level of informed opinion about Islam in Australia and Indonesia; increase awareness about the diversity of cultures and faiths in both countries; and encourage the development of links between
Australian and Indonesian Muslims.

The Muslim Exchange Program 2011/2012 is supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The program is organised by
the Islamic Council of Victoria.


Download the details for applying.

At the movies with CCN


The Land Of Blood & Honey

Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, “In the Land of Blood and Honey” tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kostić) and Ajla (Zana Marjanović), two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict.


Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other.


But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain.


“In the Land of Blood and Honey” portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war exerts both on individuals and people as a whole, and the terrible consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.

The movie was directed by Angelina Jolie and as yet no official release date for Australia has been announced.









Riaad Moosa plays the lead character in the film, Material, a young Muslim man who works in his father’s fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition Riaad, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.

Riaad is a respectful son and has certainly not considered any alternatives; this is his life and his destiny.


Until one night, through a series of coincidences, he lands up doing an open mike session at a local comedy club.


He discovers a hidden talent for comedy; a passion is sparked within him like nothing previously in his life.

He is encouraged to carry on with the comedy a path that brings him into conflict, not only with his father but other family members and some elements of his community.


"This is essentially the story of a family grappling with universal issues like, identity, responsibility and duty.It will be a heart-warming film that ultimately emphasises the importance of family. It will be a movie for the whole family, will contain no profanity, and should be able to be enjoyed by people of all ages both in South Africa and the rest of the world. Although the story focuses on a Muslim family the film will deal with issues that exist in every family in every country in the world", notes the movie website.






Srebrenica Remembrance


(from left) Mr. Dinko Tomac, Member for Moreton Graham Perrett MP, Bosnian Ambassador Damir Arnaut, Elma Husic and Edin Husic MP

This week the Australian Parliament passed the following motion moved by the Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby and seconded by Member for Moreton Graham Perrett:

That this House notes that:

(1) on 11 July 1995, the Bosnian town of Srebrenica which was at that time proclaimed a Protected Zone by a United Nations Security Council Resolution of 16 April 1993, fell into the hands of the Army of Republika Srpska, led by General Ratko Mladic and under the direction of the then President of the Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadzic;

(2) from 12 July 1995, the Army and the Police of Republika Srpska separated men aged 16 to approximately 60 or 70 from their families;

(3) Bosnian Serb forces killed over 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men following the takeover of Srebrenica in July 1995;

(4) all the executions systematically targeted Bosnian Muslim men of military age, regardless of whether they were civilians or soldiers;

(5) the acts committed at Srebrenica were committed with the specific intent to destroy in part, the group of Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

(6) these were acts of genocide, committed by members of the Army of Republika Srpska in and around Srebrenica from about 13 July 1995;

(7) these findings have been confirmed by the International Court of Justice and the International
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia through final and binding judgments; and

(8) the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, 11 July, should serve as a time to remember the victims.

Pay for our trips home - the Islamic Women's Welfare Association


NEW migrants should get taxpayer subsidies to visit overseas relatives, an Islamic group has told the Federal Government.

The Islamic Women's Welfare Association also says Muslims prefer to live close to their own people and Australia should consider how to "facilitate the purchase of homes for new migrants".

In a submission to a federal multicultural inquiry, the association has urged the Government to give tax deductions to newly arrived migrants so they can visit relatives in their homelands.

"Migrants face a lot of sacrifices such as having to travel long distances to visit relatives, spending on communication costs, missing out on some events occurring in native countries etc," the submission said.

"This loss should be compensated by the Government in one way or the other to retain migrants in their country of adoption."


Victorian Muslim and president of the Australian Council of Bosnian Organisations Senada Softic-Telalovic said while some help might be justified for needy refugees who had to go overseas to settle their affairs, she didn't support travel compensation for all newcomers.

That type of argument will bring out further outrage from those who are so anti-migrant and so anti-multiculturalism," she said. Ms Softic-Telalovic said that Australia was seen as an ideal migration destination and new arrivals shouldn't take the country for granted.

"Migrants and refugees who come out now are in a significantly better position and you could say a more privileged position than those who came out in the 1970s," she said.

Victorian Multicultural and Citizenship Minister Nick Kotsiras said tax breaks for migrant trips abroad was a ridiculous idea.

"We are all equal and no one should get special privileges," he said.

The Islamic welfare association is based in Lakemba, Sydney, which has one of the highest Muslim populations in Australia.

Its submission also said that migrants should be free to build their own places of worship "without prejudice or discrimination from the communities they live (in)".

Source: The Herald Sun

First Islamic Shia Centre planned


The Islamic Shia Council  of Queensland is in the process of purchasing land at 255 Queens Road, Kingston for their first Islamic Shia Centre.

An open house was organized for inspection of the proposed property which was attended by committee members from all the Shia associations of Brisbane.


The inspection was followed-up with a meeting at Kuraby Husainia, where the community members were updated with the progress.

$475,000 has been collected towards the $1.25 million cost of establishing the centre.

The CCN Classifieds


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In pictures: The History of the Hajj


Over the next few weeks, CCN will post images from a new exhibition at the British Museum in London that traces the history of the Hajj:


David Jacobs, senior conservator at the British Library, holds one of the oldest known copies of the Koran, from the 8th century

The World's Most Influential Muslims in 2011


There are over 1.6 billion Muslims in the world today, making up approximately 23% of the world's population, or more than one-fifth of mankind.


The Muslim500 publication is part of an annual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim world. It gives valuable insight into the different ways that Muslims impact the world, and also shows the diversity of how people are living as Muslims today.

The 2011 Muslim500 lists the world's most influential Muslims who have impacted on their community, or on behalf of their community. Influence is: any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim World. The impact can be either positive or negative. The influence can be of a religious scholar directly addressing Muslims and influencing their beliefs, ideas and behaviour, or it can be of a ruler shaping the socio-economic factors within which people live their lives, or of artists forming popular culture.

Over the coming weeks, CCN will publish a personality selected from the list:


No. 8

Dr Mohammed Badie
Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood


Dr Mohammed Badie succeeded Mohammad Mahdi Akef as the 8th Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in January 2010.


Badie is a professor of veterinary pathology at Beni-Suef University in southern Egypt, but has been elected to his position due to his work with various administrative offices, Education Association, and subsequently, the International Guidance Bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the largest Islamic political party in Egypt.





Leader of an Expansive Muslim Network
Dr Badie heads the largest Muslim social, religious, and political organization in existence. The Muslim Brotherhood forms the leading opposition party in many Muslim countries and has branches in most of the Muslim World, besides its base in Egypt. Members of the organization can be found in Bahrain, Syria, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia, and Libya, as well as the United States. In light of its expanse, Dr Badie is a strong advocate of internal unity within the Brotherhood as well as globally, between all Muslims.

New Focus
Dr Badie represents a conservative shift in the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood. Due to his background in education and religious conservatism, analysts predict that he will emphasize the Brotherhood’s social work. Though he has been imprisoned in the past on multiple occasions due to political activities, Dr Badie stressed in his inaugural address the need for gradual reform based on dialogue and non-violence.


Post Mubarak-Era
With elections due in November 2011, the Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party and aligned itself with the liberal Wafd Party. This increases its chances of winning a parliamentary majority. The Brotherhood has historically advocated political
activism and charity work with a distinctive take on Islamic Law, stating that apostasy should not be punishable, rather permitted as a freedom to all Muslims. What makes the organization’s work distinct and far more influential than other Islamic political parties is the emphasis on making faith a guidepost in all political endeavors and, importantly, neither a hindrance to political progress nor a deficiency.


The Arab Spring
The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the biggest winners of Egypt’s revolt. The greater challenge for them is to show people that under them, the rights of minorities will be protected.



The Hope is the emblem of the true believer … We are
guided by hope, love and brotherhood. Those are the
measures applied by the Muslim brotherhood to encounter


Dr Mohammed Badie

Around the Muslim World with CCN


OIC rights commission and the challenges ahead

With the approach of the first official session of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) in Jakarta, Indonesia on Feb. 20, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is embarking on a path replete with challenges, not the least of which is promoting and protecting human rights in the Muslim world.

JAKARTA: It seemed only appropriate that a year marked by popular uprising in different parts of the Muslim world against injustice, corruption and abuse of power should conclude with the landmark establishment of a human rights commission duly equipped with a progressive vision and mandate.

The announcement of establishing the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission at the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) in Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2011 is a milestone achievement that is part of a process for restructuring the OIC, which began in 2005 at the Extraordinary Summit in Makkah.

The historical significance of establishing the commission is derived not only from the timing but also from the foresight and commitment of the member states reflected in the decision. The statute of the commission entered into force within the considerably short time of three years after it was accorded the statutory status by the new OIC charter adopted in Senegal in 2008.

The establishment of the Commission is the start of a new journey for reform in the Muslim world, and it will most likely be a long and strenuous journey.


Arab News


Muslim designers mix the hijab with latest fashions


Shaimaa Khalil gets a hijab makeover

UK: How do you combine Western fashion with a Muslim dress code?

Fashion is a form of self-expression. It's all about experimenting with looks and, in many cases, attracting attention.

The Islamic headscarf, or hijab, is exactly the opposite. It's about modesty and attracting as little attention as possible.

However, a growing number of Muslim women are successfully blending the two.

They get inspiration from the catwalk, the high street and fashion magazines, and they give it a hijab-friendly twist - making sure that everything except the face and hands are covered.

Sarah's range is sporty and features Islamic art

They are known as Hijabistas.

Jana Kossiabati is editor of the blog Hijab Style, which gets as many as 2,300 visits a day from across the world, including Africa, Middle East and the United States.

"I started two-and-a-half years ago," says Jana, who is British of Lebanese origin.

"I'd seen so many fashion blogs and so many Muslim blogs but hadn't seen anything specifically dedicated to the way Muslim women dress.

"I started my own site to bring together elements of what Muslim women are looking for and to make mainstream fashion wearable and relevant to them."

Jana says one of the reasons why so many young Muslim women are reading hijab fashion blogs is that the Muslim fashion industry is lacking inspiration.

"I get comments on my blog from people saying that the clothes offered to Muslim women are too Islamic looking - they look very ethnic, very foreign," says Jana.

Hana believes hijab can be colourful

"Young Muslims are increasingly looking for fashion that doesn't set them apart from the rest of society."

According to Jana, events such as 9/11 and 7/7 also had an effect on fashion-conscious Muslim women.

"Our generation became more aware of their identity when were thrust into the limelight after 9/11 and 7/7 and other events of the past decade or so. We were forced to deal with people questioning our faith, our identity and the way we look."

This may have prompted some women to choose to wear the hijab - but it also increased the urge among many young hijab-wearing women to fit in.


Hana Tajima Simpson is a fashion designer who converted to Islam five years ago.

In the beginning, she found it very hard to find her own style while following hijab rules.

"I lost a lot of my personality through wearing the hijab at first. I wanted to stick to one mould and look a certain way," says Hana, who comes from a British and Japanese background.


"My label is a celebration of Islamic culture and art and it's not apologetic”
Sarah Elenany, Fashion designer

"We were forced to deal with people questioning our faith, our identity and the way we look”
Jana Kossiabati, Editor, Hijab Style





Halaal panel calls for public comment

SOUTH AFRICA: An independent body established to interrogate the Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust’s halaal certification processes has urged members of the public to submit recommendations to the panel.

The Independent Halaal Review Panel was established after the Muslim Judicial Council (headquarters pictured left) called for its certification processes to be reviewed by an independent group.


This followed a scandal when a meat distribution company, Orion Cold Storage, was dragged to court over allegations that it had relabelled imported pork products as halaal. The panel will investigate the halaal certification process and make recommendations to improve its overall performance.

On Wednesday the panel’s chairman, Haroon Kalla, said the community should make written submissions to the panel. These would be taken into consideration when the panel made its report.

Source: Pretoria News


We must put religion back into public life, says Warsi

UK: Religion must be given a greater role in public life to push back a wave of "intolerant secularisation", a Cabinet minister said today.

Baroness Warsi (pictured right), a Muslim, will also be using an official speech in the Vatican to call for Europe to become "more confident in its Christianity", in a defence of faith backed by Prime Minister David Cameron.

She is leading a delegation of seven British ministers to the Holy See, and they have been granted an audience with Pope Benedict XVI tomorrow.

In the first speech to students of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy by an outside minister, she will compare intolerance of religion with totalitarian regimes. "In order to encourage social harmony, people need to feel stronger in their religious identities, more confident in their beliefs. In practice this means individuals not diluting their faiths and nations not denying their religious heritages," she will say.

"If you take this thought to its conclusion the idea you're left with is this: Europe needs to become more confident in its Christianity."

After the High Court ruling that prayers cannot be a formal part of local council meetings, she will also say it is a myth that to protect minorities "we need to erase our religious heritage".

Source: London Evening Standard

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KB's Culinary Corner



KB says:  This week I discovered the most fabulous of fish shops virtually in my backyard and so I decided to try their red emperor for this week's recipe. I have added almonds to give the dish a special nutty flavour. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends did with the Friday dhall and rice.


Fish Amande



1kg fish filleted, washed and drained.

Fish Masala
1. 2 tsp ground garlic
2. 2 tsp crushed coriander seeds
3. 2 Tab lemon juice
4. 1 small onion grated
5. 2 tsp crushed jeeru (Cumin)
6. 1 tsp salt
7. ½ tsp turmeric
8. 2 tsp fresh red chillies
9. ¼ cup almond meal
10. 2 tsp fresh or desiccated coconut
11. 1 tsp coconut oil/vegetable oil

Mix all the above into a smooth paste, leave a quarter aside and smear the rest on the fish fillets.


1.       1 large onion
2.       A handful of curry leaves
3.       2 cups of tomatoes cut into cubes.
4.       ½ tsp salt or more
5.       ¼ of the fish masala above.
6.       ¼ cup lemon juice
7.       ¼ cup oil

1. Fry the onions and when they become light brown add the curry leaves, simmer for a minute

2. Add the fish masala, simmer for 2 mins and then add the tomatoes and allow to cook until the sauce thickens.

3. Add lemon juice and cook for a further 5mins. You could puree the sauce if you like.

Putting it together

1. Shallow fry the fish in hot oil, vey quickly one minute on either side, do not overcook.

2. Place the fried fish in a baking tray and pour the sauce over.

3. Bake for 30mins in 180 degrees oven.

4. Garnish with slivered almonds and sprigs of curry leaves.


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 isn’t just about being able to run 5km or lifting heavy weights at the gym, it’s really about preparing and maintaining your body for everyday activities..

When it comes to fitness, most of us have goals associated with toning muscles, or losing weight.


But real useful fitness is what’s called functional fitness, which helps us perform daily tasks without risk of injury or strain.


Performing these daily tasks (like home-based activities – gardening, hanging washing or starting the lawn mower) is when we are most likely to pull a muscle or sprain an ankle or shoulder.

So focus your training on challenging activities which will prepare and also maintain your body for those daily tasks.. and stay fit for life!







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, we are about to travel overseas via Sydney, with a child and I am wondering about the liquid restrictions on flights, How can I get my babies milk on board.





A: Some people say it is a big hassle travelling now that the liquid restrictions are in place, but if you follow the guidelines there is no problems.


The restrictions are only on cabin luggage, and liquids must be in containers less than 100ml.


You must place all liquids and gels (including creams) into a plastic see through bag and it is scanned separately during the screening process.


The restrictions with liquids are only for international flights, if you are travelling on a domestic flight (not an international domestic) then there are no liquid restrictions.


It includes water and drinks, however when you are travelling with a infant there are exemptions.


You are allowed to take on board milk and other baby needs for the child.


Don't forget though that if you are travelling on an international flight the cabin crew can provide boiled water for the bottles.


Safe travelling. 


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The CCN Chuckle


Jallaluddin and Mula Nasruddin go to a diner and order two cups of coffee.


Then they produce sandwiches from their bags and start to eat.


The owner becomes quite concerned and marches over and tells them...
"You can't eat your own sandwiches in here!"

Jallaluddin and Mula Nasruddin look at each other, shrug their shoulders and............ exchange sandwiches.


Before you take revenge make sure you dig two graves.



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Please note: Wednesday 29 February 2012 is a leap year.



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Sunnah Inspirations

Providing information about Islam - its beliefs, culture, practices, dispelling misconceptions

Kuraby Mosque

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  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter

Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

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 & 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)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

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