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


Sunday, 17 June 2012

 Newsletter 0397




MBN's Vice President, Mr. Atif Shafi, MC's the seminar

The Muslim Business Network (MBN) Tax Minimisation Seminar was held on Tuesday 12 June.


Over 50 attendees were briefed on the recent tax reforms handed down by the Government in the latest budget by Mr Yousuf Ali Khan (FinancialFirst) and Mr. Mohammed Saheed (Accro Accounting).


Presenter Mr. Yousuf Ali Khan

Enjoying a delicious dinner served up by Michael's Oriental Restaurant

MBN Directors (l to r): Mr. Abdullah Osman, Mr. Mohammed Saheed - Treasurer, Mr. Farouk Adam - President, Mr. Atif Shafi - Vice President, Mr. Yousuf Ali Khan and Mr. Jaaved Khatree - secretary
Absent from photo: Mr. Faris Fazalbhoy

MBN past president Mr Shummis Rane presents Imam Ziyad Ravat with his lucky draw prize.




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"To write a word or a phrase or a sentence in Arabic is like crafting an equation, because every part is extremely precise and carries a lot of information.”




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Submitted by Sabrina Khan Ismail  

ABC Promo 

With a third of marriages in Australia ending in divorce, the process of finishing a relationship is well established but how do couples with different social and religious customs go about formally breaking up?


They take their case to the Australian Islamic Judicial Council, an unofficial group of sheikhs based in Lakemba, Sydney.

This revealing and fascinating film takes us into the world of Islamic divorce, as viewed by the couples involved, their families and the sheikhs - religious leaders - who hear petitions for divorce.

In his narrow bookshop crammed with Islamic texts, Sheikh Khalil Chami - one of the Australian Islamic Judicial Council advises frustrated suburban Australian women on how they can get divorced. All the women are Muslim and the discussion is not about getting an Australian civil law divorce from the Family Court, which some already have, but about getting a divorce under sharia law, an Islamic religious law based on the Koran.

Women who don't have the consent of their husbands, can have considerable difficulty getting a sharia divorce. Until they do the community regards them as married and no sheikh will agree to marry them again. We follow three women and two men as they embark on the journey to end their marriages, the Aussie Islamic way.

Divorce: Aussie Islamic Way follows a number of Muslim women as they negotiate divorce through two different cultures.


ABC1: 9:30pm Thursday, June 21 2012






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Sakeenah is a new Brisbane-based initiative offering a marriage introductions' services to the Muslim community free of cost.


Application forms can be downloaded here for males and here for females.


Submit in confidence by email to the following addresses:
For males: sakeenah.bros@mail.com and for females: sakeenah.sis@mail.com


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Baby Safiyya was born to the Ravat family on the evening of Wednesday 30 May.


Imam Zeeyad Ravat told CCN that he wished to pass on his thanks for all the warm wishes he and his family have received from the community over the past few weeks.


Safiyya weighed in a healthy 3.6 kg at birth and both she and mom are doing well.


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A report on the 2011 aid delegation to Somalia by the Al-Imdaad Foundation and its partners MCF and AFIC




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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. 25

Amirul Mu’minin Sheikh as Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III
Sultan of Sokoto


Amirul Mu’minin Sheikh as Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu  Abubakar III is the  20th Sultan of Sokoto. As Sultan of Sokoto,  he is considered the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s 75.7 million Muslims, who account for roughly 50 percent of the nation’s population. Although the position of Sultan of Sokoto has become largely ceremonial, the holder is still a central figure for Nigerian Muslims.


Lineage Back to Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio

The Sultan of Sokoto is the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s enormous  Muslim community. He  gains this position by lineage. Abubakar is the 20th heir to the two-century-old throne founded by his ancestor, Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio. Dan Fodio (1754-1817 CE) was a scholar, leader of the Maliki school of Islam and the Qadiri branch of Sufism, and Islamic reformer of the nineteenth century. Dan Fodio believed that Islam should have a more central role in the life of the people of West Africa and led an uprising to institute the changes he sought. His figure and his writings are a very important chapter in the history of Islam in West Africa, and Abubakar, by lineage, holds a key place in West African Islam, and particularly for the Fulani and Hausa people who followed Dan Fodio.


An Illustrious Family
The position currently does carry with it some weight—though largely ceremonial since British colonial rule diminished its political significance. Much of this clout is derived from the respect that was earned by Siddiq Abu Bakar Dan Usman—17th Sultan and father of Abubakar—who held the Sultanate for over fifty years. The rule of Abubakar’s father from 1938 to 1988 earned the position significant social capital and popularity with ordinary Muslims.


Administrative Power

Abubakar holds important administrative influence in Nigerian religious life. Abubakar is the titular ruler of Sokoto in northern Nigeria and is also the head of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Leadership of this council means that the Sultan of Sokoto remains the only figure that can legitimately claim to speak on behalf of all Nigerian Muslims. This role has become increasingly influential over the years with a rise in interreligious tensions between Nigeria’s Muslim-majority north and Christian-majority south. The late Sultan Siddiq Abubakar dan Usman was widely respected for trying to ease tensions between Nigeria’s Muslim and Christian communities, which occasionally spill over into sectarian violence. Abubakar also possesses military experience in conflict areas.


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




Talking is very important and is critical to finding an amicable solution to the violence.



Sultan M. Abubakar III


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The Heart of Surfers Paradise


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

This week CCN recommends

The Cleansing of Mahommed


 Chris McCourt


The ‘England has produced some very fine soap.’

A real event sits at the heart of this novel, a real event about which I knew nothing. A real event, which I think is still worth thinking about almost a century later.

But first, the novel. In 1914, Gool Mahommed returns to Broken Hill (in New South Wales, Australia) from his home in Afghanistan. Mahommed dreams of his assimilation within Australian society, of belonging, of being accepted and of having his own successful business. Perhaps, Mahommed thinks, a submarine shipping line. As part of this, he wants to learn to read English. Mahommed's mentor and benefactor is Abdullah, a camel driver, who also serves as the halal butcher and the mullah to the small community of Muslims who live in a camp on the outskirts of town. Mahommed chooses to rent a room in town where his landlord gives him lessons in reading English.

Alice Mercer meets Mahommed on the train to Broken Hill as she returns from a short holiday in Adelaide. Alice longs for a more exotic life, and is drawn to Mahommed even though her friends disapprove. In remote Australia in 1914, any relationship between Alice and Mahommed is doomed to failure, especially once war breaks out with the Australians and the Ottoman Empire on different sides.

Mahommed is driven to despair after being the victim of some cruel and thoughtless acts. His despair drives him to revenge.

`If those two hours can be stitched out of the day, then none of this will exist.'

And the event, at the heart of this novel? On 1 January 1915, about 1200 Broken Hill residents were travelling by train to Silverton where they were to attend a picnic to celebrate the New Year. Two Muslim men, Gool Mahommed (a Pashtun tribesman from Afghanistan) and Mullah Abdullah (from what is today Pakistan) armed themselves with rifles and ammunition, a homemade flag, and launched a surprise attack on the picnic train a few kilometres outside Broken Hill. They directed fire on the train - the people were packed into forty open carriages - from the cover of Gool Mohammed's ice-cream cart. Both men knew that they would die, and left notes explaining that they had become martyrs defending their faith and the caliphate. Two people on the train were killed, and six were injured. A seventh person, a policeman, was injured in the pursuit that followed and ended in the deaths of Gool Mahommed and Mullah Abdullah.

This is Ms McCourt's first novel and while I enjoyed reading it, I found it disturbing. Ms McCourt's novel brings to life the people, and their attitudes. Could things have turned out differently? How far have we come in the (almost) 100 years that have elapsed since this event took place? Are any of us more tolerant and accepting? Really?

Jennifer Cameron-Smith


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: With Ramadaan fast approaching I will be putting up some popular recipes to help us through the fasting month and the first one is a Healthy Muska recipe, an easy one to make and an ideal dunker with a cup of tea. This recipe was shared by Shenaaz Momla.


Healthy Muskas


Step 1
Combine the following
2 cups flour (sifted)
¼ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
½ cup brown sugar
125g grated butter
1 cup crushed all bran flakes
1 tab jeeru (cumin seeds)
¼ cup chopped almonds

Step 2
Add approx 1 cup of nestle cream or milk or buttermilk to form a soft dough.

Step 3
1. Pat the dough into a rectangle approx 10mm thick.
2. Cut into strips or squares and place on a baking sheet.
3. Brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with sesame seeds or nuts.

Step 4
1. Bake at 180degrees until very light brown, reduce the temperature to 100degrees and allow to dry out for 3 to 4 hours or until crispy.
2. Pack in an airtight container.


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’m achieving the small goals I’m setting for myself, however, I’m struggling with my abs. I’m  happy with my  fitness routine when it comes to working my core, it’s my diet I need a little help with. What can I do to gain a flatter tummy. 


A: My number one tip is to go RAW. Opt for salads (without the dressing, as they can be high in saturated fat). Make your own vinegar-based dressing you have to have it (instead of using oil). Raw foods take twice as much energy to break down as cook and processed foods, hence a nice fresh salad and lean protein source is perfect for helping to achieve a flat stomach. Stay away from fizzy drinks as well, as they may leave you feeling bloated and does not even quench your thirst. Raw nuts may not be as tasty as the  salted or roasted one’s, but they are certainly a smarter choice when it comes to fat loss.







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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A certain conqueror said to Nasruddin, “Mullah, all the great rulers of the past had honorific titles with the name of God in them. There was, for instance, ‘God-Gifted’, and ‘God-Accepted’, and so on. How about some such name for me?”


“God Forbid,” said Nasruddin.


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Truly those in sin are the ones straying in mind, and mad. 

Surah Al-Qamar 54:47


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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention"  
                                                                                                            Oscar Wilde


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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
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A Warm Heart to warm the Hearts of others 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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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

see flyer


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

1 July


Fundraising BBQ

Al Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

Svoboda Park, KURABY

0431 039 241

11am to 2pm

5 July



Lailatul Baraat

6-8 July


Ladies Retreat with Sister Haifaa


Savannah Hotel, Broadbeach

0426 821 411

All day

14 & 15 July

Sat & Sun

Worst of the Worst: Lecture by Sheikh Jabbar

Alkauthar Institute Brisbane


0414 470 985


21 July



Start of Ramadhan 

15 August



Lailatul Qadr

19 August



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20 August




25 August



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0418 722 353

All day

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Soccer Tournament: Unity Cup 2012

Ahmed Essof

Acacia Ridge Indoor Sports, 1391 Beaudesert Road

0415 323 548

All day

23 September



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26 October




6 October


Kuraby Madrassah Fundraiser

Kuraby Mosque & Al-Nisa

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0433 182 520


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Eidfest Dreamworld


0418 722 353

All day

3 November


Islamic College of Brisbane Annual Fete

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Islamic College of Brisbane

0400 162 163

All day


NB: The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib.

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

refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.


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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 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



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Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

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Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

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Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

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Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

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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

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Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

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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.

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How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

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