......a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us ......


Sunday, 10 June 2012

 Newsletter 0396



There were 72 participants from 10 different schools and madressas who took part in the Islamic Council of Queensland's (ICQ) Quran Recitation Competition on Sunday last week.


The competition was held in nine separate categories from under 6 boys and girls to over 14 boys.


The event was officially opened by the president of ICQ Mr. Mohammed Yusuf. There were two judges from Sydney, Shaykh Bessam Zaki and Shaykh Nisar Attaha and one local judge, Imam Mohammed Zahrani.


Over 400 people attended  to enjoy the children's recitation, a delicious lunch as well as being entertained by nasheeds from Imam Aslam and Imam Abu Ghazaleh.

The event was co-ordinated by Mr. Mohammed Farouk with assistance from Mr. Sayraz Mohammed and other ICQ committee members.


The MC for the competition was Mr. Sayraz Mohammed and for the prize presentation Mr. Mohammed Farouk.


The presentations of the major prizes and certificates for various categories were made by Mr. Faqir Bhatia, Mr. Mohammed Sharif (Deputy Principal ICB), Dr Mubarak Noor (Principal ICB), Mr. Amar Ali Khan (VP ICQ) and Mr. Mohammed Yusuf (President ICQ).


The full list of the final results are available here.

For all the photos from the event go to The CCN Photo Gallery


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CCN Editor-in-Chief 

Over 200 CCN readers completed our online survey and we are most appreciative of the very constructive feedback, comments and suggestions we have received.


We are indeed humbled and encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response to CCN and the part it has played in the lives of our readers. Where practically possible we have already begun to implement some of the suggestions and plan to take on board the other helpful ideas over time.


Our readers are also mindful of the scope of the newsletter as a portal of community-relevant news and events that reflect and affect the lives of everyday Muslims - their achievements, and occasionally their trial and tribulations, as they go about their daily business of contributing to their communities and to society in general.


Over 90 per cent of the respondents rated CCN good to excellent with respect to newsworthiness, information and quality and this can, in large part, be attributed to the many community organizations and their members who send in reports and photos for publication. CCN invites other communities and organizations to do likewise and to communicate to our network of subscribers the great work that they do


An analysis of the survey results reveals that the majority of our readers (65 per cent) are over 30 years of age and just over 62 per cent have been reading CCN for more than 3 years. There are just as many male as there are female readers and some 89 per cent of our readers access CCN regularly every week. Over 93 per cent of the respondents were Muslim and 73 per cent read their CCN on a Sunday and 17 per cent on a Monday. Almost 75 per cent of the readers relied on the weekly email link to access CCN while the rest accessed CCN directly from the home page of the Crescents of Brisbane website, the CCN Facebook page or through a forward from someone else.


It is never easy to cater to everyone's ideas of a perfect newsletter, but it is most pleasing,  and equally humbling, to note the extraordinarily large numbers of respondents who find favour with our work. A selection of the comments that typify these sentiments can be read here.


While our readers in the main embrace CCN's attempts at being inclusive, two respondents have taken umbrage with (1) our perceived bias towards particular communities and (2) our non-sectarian, non-theological and politically neutral line. On the first point, it should be noted that all communities and individuals have always been afforded the opportunity to submit reports and promotional material for consideration. CCN has no control of who is 'making the news'. On the second point, we are fully aware of our limitations in terms of our ability and our access to resources to do adequate justice to these topics and therefore direct our readers to more competent sources of which, thanks to the Internet there are an abundance.


We are also happy to announce that the winner of the $50 Nandos Mt Gravatt voucher is Ms Kirsi Reinikka of Springwood and a Nandos addict as it turns out!


As we reach the next milestone of our 400th issue in a few weeks time, CCN once again thanks all our readers who completed the survey and encourage you to continue to send us your contributions and to email us your feedback as the occasion arises.


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Queensland’s brightest university planning students offered a glimpse into the state’s future at the launch of the Planning Industry Australia (PIA) Awards in Brisbane on Tuesday.


Assistant Minister for Planning Reform Ian Walker awarded the Minister’s Town Planning Prize to final year students whose planning projects or theses made the best contribution to the advancement of town planning.


 “This prize puts the state’s best young planning minds to work on real life local government scenarios,” Mr Walker said.


First runner-up in the 2012 Minister's Town Planning Awards was Ms Yasmeen Vahed of the University of Queensland for her thesis entitled The Development Impacts of Mosques on land-use. Masjid Al Farooq, Kuraby, Brisbane: A Case Study in Urban Planning.

Amongst Ms Vahed's recommendations arising from her surveys and literature study were several short and long term suggestions. These included the need to resuscitate plans to construct an overpass in Kuraby, "which will considerably ease parking, traffic, and congestion concerns, and

to minimise / solve parking problems through creative thinking, such as building suitable additional parking in the car park area of the Wally Tate Park or extending the parking facility at the railway station."


"In both cases, land will not be lost since a viable proposition would be to build an upper level (double-storey) parking facility," she states.


According to Ms Vahed the parking facilities are adjoining and such a proposition is feasible. The Council could take the initiative by approaching mosque authorities to contribute financially towards the building of additional parking spaces. Alternatively, mosque authorities could be proactive and approach the Council with such a proposal. The Federal government could also be approached for funding from one of its programmes aimed at community improvement.


You can read the other recommendations from Ms Vahed's thesis here.


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Sgt Jim Bellos succeeded in raising $10,000 for the PCYC's Time 4 Kids campaign earlier this year.


In recognition of the contribution by the local Muslim community to "bail him out of jail", Sgt Bellos held a function at the PCYC at Carindale on Friday to acknowledge his donors.


(left to right) Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan (Muslim Funeral Services), Mr Rehman Deen (Rotary Archerfield), Sgt Jim Bellos, Mr AK Surtie (Muslim Funeral Services) and Mr Zaffar Khan (Islamic College of Brisbane)


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Jumma prayers are now being performed at John Paul College and are being lead my Wasim Omar (16).


For more details contact Mr. Farouk Adam on 0422 191 675 or Mr. Muhsin Ally on  0400 134 786.


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AMARAH, BWCP and the Multi-faith Centre would like to invite you to an insightful, informative evening where editor of "Beyond Tribal Loyalties" Avigail Abarbanel will discuss Jewish peace activism in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

The stories contained in Beyond Tribal Loyalties 'are moving and fascinating and tell about the author's journey to move out of a Zionist mindset, and into a new way of being that includes opposition to Israeli Occupation, support for the Palestinians, and in many cases a new sense of Jewish identity and direct opposition to Zionism. Together the stories add to a comprehensive and fascinating picture of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They tell of the deeply personal and complex journey to overcome fear, tribalism, rejection and opposition in order to do the right thing.

"Beyond Tribal Loyalties" can be valuable for people who find political analysis about the conflict a bit too dry, but still want to know what's going on on the ground in Israel-Palestine.'

The book discussion will be on Tuesday 19 June 2012, 7.15 pm at the Multi-faith Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University. Parking is free after 7 pm and there will be tea/coffee and light refreshments served.

For more information contact Nora Amath on 0422 349 786 or at info@amarah.org.

More information about the book and author can be found here


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Along with 190 other Aussies taking part in this year's Comrades marathon in Durban were Dr Anver Omar and his son, Yusuf, who took on the ultra-distance run for the first time.


Both completed the 90km distance in a time of 11 hours and 11 minutes.


But that was probably not the most momentous part of the day for the Omar family as this report will attest to in more eloquent and graphic detail in describing how Omar Jnr. decided to succumb to that siren call  - "if you liked it then you should have put a medal on it!"


Photographs below taken and kindly supplied by Ms Maryam Issadeen

Ludwick Mamabolo (South African) who

eventually won the race with a time of 5:31:03

Comrades veteran Abdulla Ally

completing his 20th run

Oasis Crescent runners from Durban

Yusuf Omar on his way to the finsh


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Dear Editor


I've been looking everywhere and asking everyone until someone told me to send you an email..alhamdullilah

I'm a 24 year old female working full time. I'm urgently looking to share a place with 1-2 sisters or starting a lease with someone.

I'm looking to move Mid June. I work in Woolloongabba so I'm looking for somewhere close by. Other close suburbs are also fine ie Annerley, Stones Corner, Coorparoo area.

I have full furniture to bring with me (TV, fridge, kitchen equipments, microwave, etc). or I can find storage if existing place has all these items.

I'm very friendly, clean, tidy, and very easy to get a long with and most importantly I pay my bills on time.

If any sister who is also looking for share accommodation please send them my way.

Jazzakumallah Khair


Nazik Nasser


[Editor] If any reader is able to help please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will be happy to pass on Ms Nasser's contact details.


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. 24

Her Eminence Sheikha Munira Qubeysi
Leader of the Qubeysi Movement


Photographs of Sheikha Qubeysi are not available due to her adherence to the traditional prohibition of the use of images of people and her covert leadership.

Munira Qubeysi is the head of the largest women-only Islamic movement in the world. It offers Islamic education exclusively to girls and women. Qubeysi commands around 80 schools in Damascus alone, teaching more than 75 thousand students. She is one of the most significant Islamic scholars in the world; her movement focuses on learning the Qur’an and six major hadith collections by heart. Qubeysi is arguably the most influential Muslim woman in the world, albeit in great discretion.


Female Muslim Order
At a time when clandestine meetings of Islamic organizations are proscribed in Syria, Sheikha Qubeysi’s network, the Qubeysiat, has legally been permitted to host classes and meetings in mosques since 2006—although they had been operating as a secret society for long before that time. Members of the Qubeysiat identify themselves, and ranks within the group, based on specific colors and articles of clothing—headscarves knotted at the neck, and overcoats denoting membership status. Women within the network are provided a unique role within Arab society as scholars and teachers exclusively catering to the needs of Muslim women; they provide an open forum to address religious questions and discuss religious issues.


Milestones in Islamic Education

Qubeysi is influential as the leader of an incredibly successful educational movement. The religious education of women had previously been neglected so the emergence of a female-specific educational initiative has become very popular, making the Qubeysiat, in numbers, the leading Islamic movement in Syria Qubeysi’s students are also at the forefront of a significant achievement in Islamic history in regards to education—no less  than 70 Qubeysiat have memorized nine canonical books of Hadith with extensive chains of narration. By training this sizeable group of female scholars, Shiekha Qubeysi has made Islamic knowledge widely accessible, and is credited for the resurgence of Islamic education in the country.


Leading an Islamic Revival

in Syria Qubeysi’s influence in Syria is due to the fact that she has been able to develop a very large network of madrassas (religious schools) without attracting the criticism of the government, which has traditionally been dubious of large networks of Muslim organizations. The organization follows traditional Sunni practice, and follows the Shafi’i school of thought. Although member groups are found in Jordan, Kuwait and Lebanon, Damascus is the center of the revivalist movement.


The Arab Spring
•• The Arab Spring events have not significantly affected the influence of Sheikha Qubeysi.



To be asked to join the Qubaisiate is very prestigious    


Maan Abdul Salam, (women’s rights campaigner)


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Haram expansion to house 1.5m worshippers

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais and Yahya Binladin listen to an engineer as he briefed them on the progress of work

MAKKAH: Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques, yesterday inspected the progress of work on the largest expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and said the new facility would accommodate 1.5 million worshippers.

He commended Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for initiating the SR 80 billion project, the largest in the mosque’s history, as part of the government’s efforts to enhance facilities for the millions of pilgrims who come for Haj and Umrah.

“A number of new projects have been implemented inside the mosque and in the masaa (the running area between Safa and Marwa mountains), helping pilgrims perform their religious rituals easily,” said Al-Sudais, who was appointed chief of the prestigious organization last month.

Yahya Binladin, deputy chairman of the Binladin Group, briefed Al-Sudais on the advanced systems being introduced in the new expansion to ensure the smooth flow of pilgrims, especially during peak seasons. There are advanced security monitoring and garbage disposal systems in addition to sunshades in courtyards around the mosque. The new extension will be linked to the existing building with bridges. It will be provided with an advanced air-conditioning and lighting system.

Al-Sudais’ tour covered the service station, which is being implemented on an area of 75,000 sq. meters. It will have environmentally-friendly air-conditioning systems, water tanks and garbage disposal systems. He commended the efforts of workers and supervisors to complete the project on schedule.

King Abdullah laid the foundation stone for the massive project last August and dedicated it to the Islamic world. Covering an area of 456,000 sq. meters in the northwest and northeast of the mosque, the project includes construction of a new building and expansion and development of courtyards around the mosque.

A 1,200-meter long tunnel will be constructed from the end of the expansion passing through Jabal Hindi while another tunnel 1,100 meters long will be built under Jabal Madafie.


An emergency 700-meter tunnel crossing the other two tunnels will be constructed from Jabal Al-Kaaba. The government has spent about SR 40 billion on the appropriation of properties for the project. Economist Aabid Al-Abdali of Umm Al-Qura University said the amount would trigger an unprecedented economic boom in the holy city. He estimated Makkah's gross domestic product at SR123 billion.

Source: Arab News


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

This week CCN recommends


Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam


 Muhammad Akram Nadwi




This book is an adaptation of the Muqaddimah or Preface to Mohammad Akram's 40-volume biographical dictionary (in Arabic) of the Muslim women who studied and taught hadith. It demonstrates the central role women had in preserving the Prophet's teaching, which remains the master-guide to understanding the Qur'an as rules and norms for life.


Within the bounds of modesty in dress and manners, women routinely attended and gave classes in the major mosques and madrasas, travelled intensively for 'the knowledge', transmitted and critiqued hadith, issued fatwas, etc.


Some of the most renowned scholars among men have depended on, and praised, the scholarship of their women teachers. The women scholars enjoyed considerable public authority in society, not exceptionally, but as the norm.


The huge body of information reviewed in al-Muhaddithat is essential to understanding the role of women in Islamic society, their past achievement and future potential. Hitherto it has been so dispersed as to be 'hidden'. Akram's dictionary will greatly facilitate further study, contextualization and analysis.

From Zaid Publications:


Mohammad Akram Nadwi, a 43-year-old Sunni alim, or religious scholar, has rediscovered a long-lost tradition of Muslim women teaching the Koran, transmitting hadith (deeds and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (s)) and even making Islamic law as jurists.

Akram embarked eight years ago on a single-volume biographical dictionary of female hadith scholars, a project that took him trawling through biographical dictionaries, classical texts, madrasa chronicles and letters for relevant citations.


“I thought I’d find maybe 20 or 30 women,” he says. To date, he has found 8,000 of them, dating back 1,400 years, and his dictionary now fills 40 volumes. It’s so long that his usual publishers, in Damascus and Beirut, have balked at the project, though an English translation of his preface – itself almost 400 pages long – will come out in England this summer. (Akram has talked with Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s former ambassador to the United States, about the possibility of publishing the entire work through his Riyadh-based foundation.)




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

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


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


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KB says: This week's colourful recipe comes from Ms Sawleha Hansa and will make a perfect treat at any children's birthday party.


Rainbow Cup Cakes


4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp essence
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder


1. Beat the above all together in a electrical mixer for +- 4 minutes lastly adding 4 teaspoons of baking powder and beat until blended.
2. Separate mixture into 5 bowls, each bowl adding a different colouring to it – you can make the colours pastel or bright as you desire
3. In your cupcake pans add one heap teaspoon per colour at a time creating a coloured layer effect.
Bake at 180 for 15-20 +/-


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.


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Q: Dear Kareema, I’ve started my exercise routine and have been really good since I started about 3 months ago. I just need to know where to start when it comes to fitting my diet in too..

A: Don’t make it too hard for yourself.


Small changes will make a big difference.


Don’t completely stop with the foods you love, have less of it, less often, and go from there.


The government’s Swap it, Don’t Stop it campaign is a good one for healthy swapping without feeling deprived. Check it out at www.swapit.gov.au.







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.


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One afternoon a rich man was riding in his limousine when he saw Jallaludin and Halimuddin along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

He asked Halimuddin, 'Why are you eating grass?'

'We don't have any money for food,' Halimuddin replied. 'We have to eat grass.'

'Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you,' the rich man said.

'But, sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.'

'Bring them along,' the rich man replied.


Turning to Jallaludin he announced, 'You come with us, also.'

Jallaludin, in a pitiful voice then said, 'But sir, I also have a wife and six children with me.'

'Bring them all, as well,' the rich fellow answered.

They all climb in the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine. Once underway, Jallaludin turned to the rich gent and said, 'Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you.'

The rich man replied, 'Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a metre high.'


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Allah commands you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due; and when you judge between man and man, that you judge with justice: verily how excellent is the teaching which He gives you! For Allah is He Who hears and sees all things.

Surah An-Nisaa 4:58


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“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”  
                                                                                                            Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī


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Ladies Spa Day 10 June Muslim Business Network 12 June Waseem Razvi Brisbane Tour 15 June Public Lecture by Imam Afroz Ali 16 & 17 June Moorooka Miusallah Barbecue 17 June Israa Wal Miraaj 17 June Book Discussion 19 June Griffith Multi-faith Centre
Welcome to Australia Walk Together 23 June I came so far: Comedy Tour 24 June IWAQ Annual Bus Trip 26 June IBC - Pre Ramadan Shopping Expo 29/30/1 June/July Movie: Paradise Now 7 July Sheikh Jabbar AlKauthar Lecture 14 & 15 July Kuraby Madressah Fundraiser 6 October


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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Blanket Drive 2012 Public Lecture: Imam Afroz Ali Guardians of the Prophet's Traditions 1 Guardians of the Prophet's Traditions 2 Moonsighting Workshop Al-Imdaad Foundation Australia Salaam Institute: The Heart of the IHYA AIIC Enrolments AMYN 40 Gems Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS) Boxing Training Discovering Deen Youth Club Fathima Adat Tutoring Fiqh and Tafseer Classes Hall Hire Islamic College of Brisbane Kuraby Mosque Quran & Islamic Classes Table & Chair Hire Kuraby Mosque Madressa Classes Al-Mustapha Institute Maths Tutoring Service Qari Hufaaz Classes AIIC Sscholarships Sisters' House Accommodation Registration SMS Alert Services


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10 June


Spa Day

Sister's House

AMYN Centre

0449 268 375


12 June


Year End Tax Minimization Seminar

Muslim Business Network

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0422 191 675


15 June


Waseem Razvi Brisbane Tour


UMB Centre, 8 Blackwood Rd, Logan Central,

0425 811 150


16 June



Lailatul Mehraj

16 & 17 June

Sat & Sun

Public Lecture: Imam Afroz Ali

Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

1. Kuraby Mosque

2. Algester Mosque

0401 972 865

1. After Isha

2. After Maghrib

16 & 17 June

Sat & Sun

Moonsighting Workshop

Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

IWAQ Offices, 11 Watland St, Springwood

0403 295 127

10am to 2pm

17 June


Moorooka Mussalah BBQ

Moorookah Mussalah

Moolabin Park, Vendale Ave, Moorooka

0435 993 405


24 June


I Came So far: Comedy Tour 2012

HikmahWay Institute

Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

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29, 30 June 1 July

Fri to Sun

Pre-Ramadan Shopping Expo

IBC Shopping

Multi-purpose Hall, Islamic College of Brisbane,  KARAWATHA

0415 800 967

10am to 5pm

5 July



Lailatul Baraat

6-8 July


Ladies Retreat with Sister Haifaa


Savannah Hotel, Broadbeach

0426 821 411

All day

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Worst of the Worst: Lecture by Sheikh Jabbar

Alkauthar Institute Brisbane


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20 August




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Kuraby Mosque & Al-Nisa

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

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Therefore, except for lailatul mehraj, lailatul baraat and lailatul qadr – these dates

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The Heart of the Ihya: Prophetic Character

The Salaam Institute presents an inspiring weekly course.

A 10-session weekly Seekers Circle Globally Accessible Program with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Imam Afroz Ali.

This SeekersCircle will cover the Book 20 of Imam al-Ghazzali’s Ihya ‘Ulum ud-Deen, known as the Heart of the Ihya.

WHEN: Every Friday beginning on 18 May 2012 for 10 weeks.
TIME: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
VENUE: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood

Males and Females welcome. Refreshments provided.


More information


 As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

Free Monthly Tafseer Class

Telecast Live from Sydney

The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012, then every second Saturday of each month
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Venue: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood
Light refreshments provided.

For more information about the course click here


Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


Tafseer lessons (half an hour)
Mondays and Wednesdays every week after Isha salah at Bald Hills Masjid,


All are welcome


Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


Tafseer and Taalim for Ladies only - Every Tuesday @ Kuraby Mosque  11am to 12.30pm – Contact Apa Layla on 0405 968 665

Classes for teenage girls - 7pm to 8:30pm – Every Thursday evening – Contact Apa Layla on 0405 968 665


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


VENUE: Metropolitan South Regional Office, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 24 May 2012 (cancelled)
Wednesday 17 October 2012


Commencing at 5.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)



For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au


Tafseer Workshops
with Mufti Ravat


Thursday nights from 7.30 to 8.15pm and than after Esha



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

Kuraby Mosque

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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)
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      www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
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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

 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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