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Sunday, 26 February 2012

 Newsletter 0381



Multicultural Fund Raiser


MacGregor Primary School, McCullough Road, MacGregor is the venue for an entertaining afternoon to celebrate International Women's Day.

Entertainers from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Pacific will show their cultural dress and celebrate with music, and dance. Interval will also provide a chance to meet people from the different cultures and enjoy sweets and savouries to tease the palate.

The event will run from 2pm to 5pm. The entry fee is $20 single or $50 a family of two adults and two children. Children under five are free. All proceeds will go into the Dznean Nuhovic Trust Fund.


Tickets can be purchased from Janeth Deen 0435 086 796 and a limited number will be available at the door on the afternoon.

University scholarships


The King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia is offering scholarships in the fields of Engineering, Science and Business.


For more information click here

Mahmoud Mesto - Youngest Da'ee of Australia








Young Mahmoud Waseem will give a short presentation at today's (Sunday) lecture of Sheikh Waseem Ravzi in Brisbane.


Services Survey deadline today


Have you used the Government’s health, employment and welfare (Centrelink, Housing, Child Support and other such) services? Do you think these services are easily accessible? Are you happy with the quality and standard of service that is provided to you? Do you think that language barriers can be a problem in you getting the services to suit your needs? Do you have suggestions that could make Governmental Services more accessible to people from non-English speaking backgrounds?
Well here is your chance to have your say.

The Islamic Council of Queensland and the Griffith Islamic Research Unit are working together to get your feedback to prepare a submission for the Government to ensure we have our say in the services that are provided to us.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, announced the establishment of an independent panel of eminent community leaders to conduct an inquiry into Australian Government services to ensure they are responsive to the needs of Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Inquiry Panel is examining the Australian Government's Access and Equity Strategy and Framework which applies to all Australian Government policies, programs and services.

The strategy seeks to promote fairness and responsiveness in the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of Australian Government services for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Your participation is very important as an Australian Muslim. A set of questions need to be answered. You can easily answer few simple questions by going to the following website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/qldmuslimsurvey

Deadline for participation in the survey is TODAY 26 February.

 If you're studying.......


Brisbane's Charity Foundation to the rescue

By Janeth Deen

The number of people seeking financial help from the Muslim Charitable Foundation is greatly increasing due to the economic climate and natural disasters.

There are many countries around the world where people are suffering and some of the refugees have been accepted into Australia.

One case that MCF assisted with was a father who arrived in Australia with a surviving son. His wife had been killed in the war and his two small daughters abducted. MCF assisted in reuniting him with these two young girls who are now happily settled in Australia with their father and brother. Words cannot describe the emotion displayed at the reunion. The family are now endeavouring to pick up the pieces of a normal life after all the trauma they have suffered.

MCF is collecting funds for the victims of the ongoing strife in Syria. Funds can be directly banked into the MCF Emergency Account Suncorp Bank BSB 124 155 A/C No 20897395.

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:


Exhibits come from across the Islamic world. this silk vest, made from the internal kiswa (curtain) of the Ka'ba, is from the Malay peninsula and dates from the late 19th 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. 9

H.M. Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Aal Sa’id
Sultan of Oman


Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Aal Sa’id, the 14th descendant of the Al Bu Sa’idi dynasty, is a socially and politically active monarch, who has ruled for over 40 years as Sultan. Sultan Qaboos has revolutionized and modernized Oman, transforming it from a poor, isolationist nation into a land closely-linked with the African continent and devoted to economic development, regional stability, and religious tolerance.


Leader of Omani Sultanate
Sultan Qaboos Aal Sa’id reigns over a country strategically situated in the Gulf region. Oman has a stake in the crude oil market due to the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, producing over 757,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2008, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Historically, Oman is significant as one of the only countries with a large population of Ibadi Muslims and as the most authoritative state in the Ibadi movement—one that is recognized as one of the oldest schools of Islamic thought.

Beacon of Islam
Sultan Qaboos has helped build or restore thousands of mosques at his personal expense, the grandest being the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, which can accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers. The Sultan is a discreet but strong supporter of moderate Islam and has created a unique Islamic culture in Oman that has carefully combined the best of traditional Islam with the benefits of the modern world. Sultan Qaboos has promoted culturally specific Islamic dress, art, architecture and education, and is a keen advocate of environmentalism. This quiet, measured rise has made Oman a hidden pearl of the Islamic world.


Personal Leadership
The Sultan has raised the Omani standard of living by building up Oman’s school system, health care, infrastructure, and economy. He cites political participation as one of his major long-term goals. Within the last two decades, he has introduced political reforms; including a bicameral representative body, a basic law, universal suffrage, and a Supreme Court. Moreover, despite Oman’s relative lack of oil and gas compared to other Gulf States, the Sultan has invested his country’s wealth so wisely that all citizens are guaranteed free education up to the doctoral level (should they qualify); free health care; free land; soft loans for building homes; jobs and social security for the disabled, orphans and widows. Furthermore, unlike neighbouring countries, Oman has resolved all its border demarcation issues with all its neighbours, has no foreign debt and has a Sovereign Wealth Reserve Fund of over 30 billion Riyals (about $100 billion). Oman is thus arguably the best administrated country in the Islamic world, if not in the whole world.


International Leader
Sultan Qaboos has been recognized by organizations such as the United Nations and the National Council of US-Arab Relations for his leadership in the Persian Gulf region. In 2008, he presided over the GCC Summit, where he was commended for his ongoing efforts toward political and economic cooperation amongst the GCC states. Sultan Qaboos has made an effort to strengthen ties between Oman and Iran, as well as the strategic partnership between Oman and India—showing the Sultan’s foresight in carving foreign policy independent of that of his Arab neighbours.


The Arab Spring
The Sultan responded quickly to the protests. He ordered political reforms, pledged to create 50,000 government jobs and provide a monthly benefit of $390 to the unemployed. The Sultan also instituted an elected legislative. Moreover, massive popular  demonstrations showed that the Sultan still commands at least 99% popular support in Oman.



One of Oman’s firm principles is co-operation with all
states and nations on the basis of mutual respect, mutual
interest and non-interference in the affairs of others.


Sultan Qaboos

Around the Muslim World with CCN


UK Government's new integration strategy

UK: Communities and Local Government Secretary, Ed Pickles, announced the launch of the policy paper guiding the Coalition’s approach to integration saying:

"We are rightly proud of our strong history of successful integration and the benefits that it's brought. Britain is a place where the vast majority of people from all walks of life get on well with each other. Events such as the Royal Wedding and the Big Lunch show that community spirit is thriving. I welcome the contribution of everyone but those who advocate separate lives are wrong. It is time to concentrate on the things that unite the British people."

The policy paper lists five key factors which it qualifies as contributing to integration: common ground, Responsibility, Social mobility, Participation and empowerment, and Tackling intolerance and extremism.

The Strategy refers several times to the issues of faith including interfaith and faith-based hate crimes. It states government support for a “community-led initiative to improve the reporting of anti-Muslim hate crime and the support offered to victims of such crimes, building on the work of the Community Security Trust (CST) on reporting of antisemitic hate crime. This builds on work in many local areas to improve reporting and monitoring of hate crime.

On the issue of anti-Muslim hate crimes, it states that the government is taking steps to establish “a working group on anti-Muslim hate crime, made up of senior civil servants, academics and members of the British Muslim community, to review and recommend responses to anti-Muslim hate crime.




The Muslim Facebook


ISTANBUL:  Representatives of the world Muslim elite from more than 40 countries gathered in Istanbul to attend the Inaugural Global Summit organized by Salamworld, an international company aiming to develop the first social media platform oriented towards the needs of the Muslim population.


The participants who came to show their support from various countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Russia, USA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and many more, stressed on the importance of modern social media networks and the changes they could bring by encouraging positive development of Muslim communities worldwide.

“The impact of social media and its role in the way people communicate, build relationships, and establish businesses, is astonishing, and Salamworld have undertaken a very serious task of developing first Muslim Social Network,” was the message conveyed by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia and a Non-Executive Director of Salamworld, Mahathir Mohamed in his video address to the participants of the Summit.




The project, which was initiated in April 2011 by the international team of IT professionals and experienced entrepreneurs, is scheduled to deliver an innovative system with a package of multilingual services this year.

Coined by many as “Muslim Facebook”, Salamworld’s team members insist that the development of the new platform is driven by the need to create an alternative online environment where Muslims could feel themselves in their virtual home, rather than become a competitor to popular social networks currently available today.

In the course of the year, Salamworld representatives have paid a visit to more than 30 countries and built strong strategic partnerships with various Muslim organizations and communities at all levels.

[Editor] The delegation of students from Griffith University specializing in Islamic Studies had also paid a visit to Salamworld head office and "had fruitful interactive session with the Company's team."


Source: CAIR


Proud and Prejudiced 

UK: Channel 4 is to broadcast a programme featuring two of the most controversial figures to emerge in (in the UK) recent years.

'Proud and Prejudiced' will feature Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League, and Sayful Islam, the man behind the protest against the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment in Luton in March 2009 and the poppy burning incident on Remembrance Sunday.

According to the Demos report, ‘Inside the EDL’, “Nearly half (41 per cent) of supporters claim to have joined the EDL because of their views on Islam. While some directed abuse at all Muslims, others made more nuanced criticisms, condemning ‘political Islam’ and ‘Muslim extremists’.”

From the programme spec:

“Proud and Prejudiced is the story of two of the most controversial men in Britain.

“Both men enjoy a cult-like status with loyal followers, both are specialists in making highly inflammatory speeches and defying the authorities, and both are from the same town: Luton.

“Caught in the middle is Sarah Allen, the leader of Luton Borough Council's 'Luton in Harmony' initiative, the official fight back against the town's reputation as a hotbed of extremism.

“Filmed over the course of a year, this is an intimate portrait of the two men and how a dangerous local feud has become an alarming national drama.”

The two men were briefly captured in the documentary by Current TV ‘Islamophobia: A Vanguard Special,’ last November.

‘Proud and Prejudiced’ will air on Monday 27th February, at 10pm on Channel 4.

Source: Engage


Greater Manchester Police consider EDL march ban

he BBC reports that Greater Manchester Police are considering applying for a ban to prevent the English Defence League from demonstrating in the city this Saturday.

From the BBC:

“Greater Manchester Police's chief constable says he may seek to ban a march by the English Defence League (EDL) over fears it could spark unrest.

“Peter Fahy is to meet Tameside councillors to discuss whether to apply for a Home Office ban for Saturday's proposed march in Hyde.

“The protest follows an alleged attack on two youths in the town earlier in the month.

“The EDL said the march was a national protest against extremism.

“Mr Fahy said: "We are concerned that there could be a threat to peace and order.

“"The attack was an awful crime but I'm not sure we need outsiders coming in and clearly the fear is that they are just exploiting the situation."

“Mr Fahy said police would be talking to the council about whether to apply to ban the march although he added the EDL were legally entitled to stage a static protest.

“"It is a very serious issue and the Home Secretary only uses this power to ban marches on very limited occasions," said Mr Fahy."

The EDL on its website claims not to want to exploit an alleged racist hate crime in the city stating:

"Our reason for demonstrating in Hyde is not to further divide communities or win support for racial politics.

"That is why we wish to make it abundantly clear that the British National Party, or any other group with a history of racial politics or racist ideas, will not be welcome at our demonstration.

"Our reason for demonstrating in Hyde is to protest about the government, the media and the Muslim community's continued inaction in the face of violent extremism and intolerance."

Manchester has the fifth largest Muslim population in the UK, according to the 2001 Census.

Source: Engage

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

This week's  CCN Reader's pick of the bookcase


The Ayatollah Begs to Differ:

The Paradox of Modern Iran


Hooman Majd




A revealing look at Iran by an American journalist with an insider’s access behind Persian walls


The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, now an American citizen, Hooman Majd is, in a way, both 100 percent Iranian and 100 percent American, combining an insider’s knowledge of how Iran works with a remarkable ability to explain its history and its quirks to Western readers.


In The Ayatollah Begs to Differ , he paints a portrait of a country that is fiercely proud of its Persian heritage, mystified by its outsider status, and scornful of the idea that the United States can dictate how it should interact with the community of nations. With wit, style, and an unusual ability to get past the typical sound bite on Iran, Majd reveals the paradoxes inherent in the Iranian character which have baffled Americans for more than thirty years.


Meeting with sartorially challenged government officials in the presidential palace; smoking opium with an addicted cleric, his family, and friends; drinking fine whiskey at parties in fashionable North Tehran; and gingerly self-flagellating in a celebration of Ashura, Majd takes readers on a rare tour of Iran and shares insights shaped by his complex heritage.


He considers Iran as a Muslim country, as a Shiite country, and, perhaps above all, as a Persian one. Majd shows that as Shiites marked by an inferiority complex, and Persians marked by a superiority complex, Iranians are fiercely devoted to protecting their rights, a factor that has contributed to their intransigence over their nuclear programs. He points to the importance of the Persian view of privacy, arguing that the stability of the current regime owes much to the freedom Iranians have to behave as they wish behind “Persian walls.”


And with wry affection, Majd describes the Persian concept of ta’arouf, an exaggerated form of polite self-deprecation that may explain some of Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s more bizarre public moments. With unforgettable portraits of Iranians, from government figures to women cab drivers to reform-minded Ayatollahs, Majd brings to life a country that is deeply religious yet highly cosmopolitan, authoritarian yet with democratic and reformist traditions—an Iran that is a more nuanced nemesis to the United States than it is typically portrayed to be.


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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.

The CCN Readers' Book Club

KB's Culinary Corner



KB says:  My well-informed other half tells me that Pavlova was named after a Russian ballet dancer that was created in her honour when she toured Australia and New Zealand in the 20s. While the Aussies and the Kiwis have since been arguing about the origins of the inventor of the dish here is a deliciously decadent creation from a true blue Aussie, Zara Omarjee, who recently visited her birth place and the house she was born in in Wangaratta, Victoria .


Chocolate Pavlova




• 6 egg whites
• 300g caster sugar
• 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sieved
• 1 teaspoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
• 50g dark or milk chocolate, finely chopped

• 500ml double cream
• 500g raspberries
• 2-3 tablespoons coarsely grated dark chocolate


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180°C line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. 2. Beat the egg whites until satiny peaks form, then beat in sugar a spoonful at a time until the meringue is stiff and shiny.
  3. 3. Sprinkle over cocoa and vinegar, and chopped chocolate. Gently fold everything until the cocoa is thoroughly mixed in.
  4. 4. Mound on to a baking sheet in a fat circle, smoothing the sides and top.
  5. 5. Place in oven, immediately turn temperature down to 150°C cook for about one to one and a quarter hours.
  6. 6. When baked it should be crisp around the edges and top, but slightly soft and squidgy on the inside.
  7. 7. Turn off the oven and open the door slightly, and let the chocolate meringue disc cool completely.
  8. 8. Whisk the cream till thick but still soft and pile it on top of the cooled meringue, scatter over the raspberries and grated chocolate

Serves: 8-10


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, my partner and I often challenge each other with mini workouts. How can we step this up a notch?

A: Try incorporating the gym ball (swissball) as part of your next few challenges.


Not only will it add extra resistance to to your workout, it will strengthen your core muscles and tone your arms while you’re at it.


Other options are using a medicine ball or kettle-bells as part of your weight-training regime.


Remember too that working outdoors could be more challenging as you have the elements to deal with as well.







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 walked into a jewellery store one Friday evening with his old wife at his side.


He told the jeweller he was looking for a special ring for her.


The jeweller looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring and showed it to him.


Mula Nasruddin said, "I don't think you understand, I want something very special."

At that statement, the jeweller went to his special stock and brought another ring over. "Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000," the jeweller said.


Mula Nasruddin's wife's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement.

Mula Nasruddin seeing this said, "We'll take it."


The jeweller asked how payment would be made and Mula Nasruddin stated, by cheque.

"I know you need to make sure my cheque is good, so I'll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I'll pick the ring up Monday afternoon," he said.

Monday morning, a very teed-off jeweller phoned Mula Nasruddin.


"There's no money in that account."


"I know", said Mula Nasruddin, "but can you imagine the weekend I had?


The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

                                                    Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī 


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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

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

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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