Sunday, 29 July 2012

 Newsletter 0403





The Ramadan Awareness Campaign organization is running a Ramadan competition to give you a better understanding of this blessed month in a way that is easy, fun and exciting.


Up for grabs is a fully paid Hajj trip, iPhones, iPods and much much more.


To enter visit the website for conditions of entry at www.islamic-competition.com.


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UK Lifestyle list 7 health benefits of Ramadan that include:


1. Eating dates

2. Boosting your brain

3. Ditching bad habits

4. Lowering cholesterol

5. Lasting appetite reduction

6. Detoxification

7. Absorbing more nutrients



for how these are achieved


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The Australian International Islamic College at Durack is inviting organizations to participate in their Annual fete which will take place on Sunday 2 September.


You can find more information here.


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The Palestinian Arts Culture & Sports Inc is selling the Entertainment™ Book as a fundraiser.


Proceeds of 20% of book sales of over 10 books will go to PACSI to fund its activities.

A list of participating HALAL RESTAURANT discounts are below:
- Efendi's - (Offer: 25% off the TOTAL BILL of Up to: $35.00 value)
- Mado - (Offer: 25% off the TOTAL BILL of Up to: $30.00 value) madorestaurant.com.au
- Ahmets - (Offer: 25% off the TOTAL BILL of Up to: $30.00 value) www.ahmets.com
- Harem (similar)

When you buy a book, you receive the discount % off the purchase price of your meals from those restaurants up to the limit, effectively paying the cost of the book back to you, if you only go to 2 of the restaurants and receive the full discount before 1 June 2013.

More savings and discounts are in the book for other food outlets (like Nandos), plus loads of retail, accommodation (anywhere in NZ or Australia), and theme parks like Australia Zoo, Seaworld, Dreamworld and more. For $65 (price of the book), you can enjoy over $15,000 worth of savings from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & surrounds top restaurants, café's, takeaway chains, retail outlets & many more up until June 1, 2013.

PACSI currently have a limited number of 2012/2013 Entertainment Books remaining, so if you want one, or for any queries, contact Rebecca Edmund on 0401755580 or Email:pacsi2012@gmail.com.

To purchase your copy online, complete the order form here.


PACSI is a Queensland non-for-profit incorporated association whose primary objectives are to encourage the appreciation, and promotion, of Palestinian culture, history, arts, and sports.


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"THE entry of Muslims into this country must be stopped," argued one.


"The Muslims have already infiltrated every country in the west and it's just a matter of time now before they have the numbers to elect their own leaders around the world," said another.


This is only a small sample of the comments the Sunshine Coast Daily was able to post online in response to two articles concerning Muslims and refugees. Many more were too racist and defamatory to be publicised.


While bloggers appear to be giving the Sunshine Coast the reputation of a red-necked, racist community, the reality experienced by Muslims living here is different.


Malik Achig-Zai is probably the only Muslim attending a Catholic school on the Sunshine Coast. And like many other Muslims, Malik Achig-Zai says Aussies aren't racist.


Malik is observing Ramadan at the moment. This only earns the support and respect of his fellow classmates. "They say they feel bad at morning tea and lunch time eating their lunch in front of me," he said.


He has never experienced any of the vitriolic hatred evident from the bloggers.


"People asking my story are very supportive. They have a positive view," he said.


Malik was brought to the Sunshine Coast by his brother, Abdul, and his wife Meg Foley four years ago.


Meg met Abdul at the Port Hedland immigration detention facility in Western Australia when she was a teenager at Siena College.


Through their letter writing, they fell in love, married and then arranged to bring young Malik to the Coast. Malik says he hasn't experienced any racism here.


Bronwyn Bell from Sunshine Coast-based refugee support also believed the opinion of the bloggers was "not representative of those held by the silent majority".


"Perhaps that majority needs to break its silence and speak up more strongly for the values of compassion and tolerance," she said.


Source: Sunshine Coast Daily 24 Jul 2012, by Bu Kathy Sljndstrom


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WHEN Australian husband and wife taekwondo team Safwan Khalil and Carmen Marton (pictured left) arrive in London, the first thing they will do is find something to eat.

As Muslims, the pair will have been observing the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which they refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours.

Ramadan this year begins on July 20, four days before the team arrives in London. Normally during Ramadan the couple would tailor training and any competition around a full month of fasting from 5am until sundown daily. But with the Olympics on the other side of the world, they have a reprieve.

"It is something we have had to live with in the past,'' said Khalil, 25, who won gold at last year's World Universiade Games in China. "I had to do most of my preparation for the World Universiade Games during Ramadan, which made things pretty difficult.


"This year things have worked out in our favour if you travel a certain distance you are exempt from fasting and can make it up at a later time. We will have been fasting for only four days before we get to London so it won't take us too long to get back to normal.''

The travel exemption has a downside, says Marton, 26.

"It is good for our Olympic preparation but obviously we would prefer to do Ramadan when everyone else does it. It is a really good family bonding time.''

While Lebanon-born Khalil has been a Muslim all his life, Marton was born and raised Catholic and converted in 2009 after the couple met at the Junior World Championships in Greece.

"I watched Saf and the way he prayed and lived his life,'' Marton said. ``I looked into it and found that the way we had been brought up was similar.''

The couple, married under Islamic law, will have an Australian civil ceremony after the Games. It will end a long period of separation, with Marton living in Melbourne to train with her long-time coach, and Khalil preparing in Sydney with his brother and Olympic coach Ali.


Source: Herald Sun


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By Mike Seccombe, The Global Mail  

While orthodox finance is in a mess, Islamic finance is growing strong. Maybe a little financial sharia law would help everybody? Before you cast judgment, let us explain about God and mammon.


"Jesus Saves, Moses Lends, Muhammad Invests"


It's pretty clear what Jesus thought of the financial sector. The only example in the Gospels of him using physical force against anyone was when he upset the tables of the moneychangers in the temple.

It's pretty clear, too, what Shakespeare thought. Take Lord Polonius's advice in Hamlet, oft quoted over the 400-odd years since it was written: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend." How vindicated would they feel if they were alive today? Our heedlessness is ruining us all. It's been almost five years since the start of the so-called global financial crisis, and almost every day, it seems, brings some piece of news showing again how hopelessly we are in thrall to the moneylenders.


"Australia could lay the foundation to become a leader in the Asia-Pacific Islamic-finance market.”


The Global Mail


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ROVANIEMI, Finland — How do you observe dawn-to-dusk fasting when there is neither dawn nor dusk?

It’s a question facing a small but growing number of Muslims celebrating the holy month of Ramadan on the northern tip of Europe, where the the sun barely dips below the horizon at this time of year.

In Rovaniemi, a northern Finland town that straddles the Arctic Circle, the sun rises around 3:20 a.m. and sets about 11:20pm. That means Muslims who observe Ramadan could be required to go without food or drink for 20 hours.

In a few years, Ramadan will begin even closer to the summer solstice in late June, when the sun doesn’t set at all.

“We have to use common sense,” said Mahmoud Said, 27, who came to Finnish Lapland from Kenya three years ago.

To Said, that means following the fasting hours of the nearest Muslim country: Turkey.

“It involves 14 or 15 hours of fasting which is okay, it’s not bad,” said Said, who works for a non-governmental organization helping immigrants settle in the area. He estimates there are a little over 100 Muslims in Rovaniemi, mainly from Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.

There is no unanimity on how to deal with the issue, which is becoming more pressing as more Muslim immigrants find their way to sparsely inhabited areas near the Arctic.

In Alaska, the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage, “after consultation with scholars,” advises Muslims to follow the fasting hours of Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.

The Dublin-based European Council for Fatwa and Research, however, said Muslims need to follow the local sunrise and sunset, even up north.


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In response to the violence on Myanmar Muslims and the media blackout on the subject, Muslims Australia (AFIC) issued a Press Release and a letter to Hon. Bob Carr.


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30 July


Ramadhan Lecture Series: AR RAQEEB – THE WATCHFUL

Sister's House

Sister's House

0431 747 356

6pm followed by Isha & Taraweeh

2 August


Ramadhan Lecture Series: AL FATTAH – THE OPENER

Sister's House

Sister's House

0431 747 356

6pm followed by Isha & Taraweeh

4 August


Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

Darul Uloom, BURANDA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib

4 August


Youth Spiritual Night: Lectures and free BBQ


Kuraby Mosque

0430 090 468


6 August


Ramadhan Lecture Series: AR RAZZAQ – THE SUSTAINER

Sister's House

Sister's House

0431 747 356

6pm followed by Isha & Taraweeh

5/12/18 August


Ladies Islamic Studies Group


161 Underwood Rd, Eight Mile Plains

0452 200 551

11am to 12pm

11 August


Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

QUT, Kelvin Grove TBA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib


If you’re holding public iftars, lectures, exhibitions, homeless food collections, fund-raising initiatives or anything else this Ramadan email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org with the following details:







Contact phone no.:





(Email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org a copy of your Mosque's time table to be included here)


Kuraby Mosque

 Darra Mosque


Holland Park Mosque


Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane


Islamic Society of Toowoomba


Islamic College of Brisbane



Gold Coast Mosque

Mt Isa, QLD


Mackay, QLD


United Muslims of Brisbane



Algester Mosque







Ifthaar hosted by the Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane at the University of Queensland last Saturday


Daily Ifthaar at Kuraby Mosque

Imams and friends enjoy a post-taraweeh get-together and BBQ-ed Portuguese chicken and chips at the Algester Mosque last night (Saturday)


Local Woolies getting into the spirit of the month

Ifthaar hosted by The Islamic Women's Association of Qld and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates at the Clairvaux Mackillop College Hall in Upper Mt Gravatt last night (Saturday)





A comprehensive list of answers of the most common questions to do with Ramadan that covers topics such as what breaks your fast, illness and pregnancy, taraweeh, not fasting due to hardship, making up fasts, Laylat Al Qadar, Itikaf (spiritual retreat) + more is available from Seekers Guidance.


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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. 31

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah
Deputy-Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars



Country: Mauritania
Born: 1935 (age 76) in Maruitania
Source of Influence: Scholarly
Significant influence as a leading contemporary scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence
School of Thought:
Traditional Sunni, Maliki 

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah’s influence is derived from his  scholarship and preaching. Uniquely, all  of the different sects and schools of Muslims respect him as a scholar. A testament to this is the notable fact that whilst he is not a Salafi, the Saudi government promulgates his fatwas as authoritative. He is an instructor at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah and is the deputy head of the Union of Muslim Scholars, under Yusuf al Qaradawi.



As a member of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy or Al Majma’ al Fiqhi of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Sheikh Bin Bayyah is at the forefront of the legal arm of a dynamic organization with a permanent delegation to the United Nations.



Having written numerous texts, Sheikh Bin Bayyah’s scholarly  explorations have gone global through speaking engagements  that draw crowds of tens of thousands. He has spoken at length  about the endurance of the Islamic legal tradition and  also written extensively on rulings for Muslims living as  minorities in foreign lands, or fiqh al aqaliyaat.    


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Job Vacancy


Resident Imam for Darra Mosque, Brisbane, Queensland


Applicants are being invited for the position of Imam.


Details of the position can be downloaded here.



Preparing for Ramadhan


Zam Zam Water



Pizza Lane


Pizza Lane will be making savouries for Ramadaan.

Download a pricelist.
Call Laila on 0415467868 / 32197808 to place your order.
Please note that we already have many pre booked orders so please place your orders asap as we will be only taking a limited number of orders.




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Hashim Amla is 'overwhelmed' by record-breaking knock for South Africa 


UK: Only Don Bradman and Brian Lara have scored more runs against England in a single innings than Amla's unbeaten 311 at the Oval, making him the first South African to score a Test triple hundred.

Amla claims that he eats like a rabbit but, unfortunately from the perspective of England's bowlers, he does not bat like one. The only surprise is that this devout Muslim is eating at all, for it is Ramadan and in the past not even Test cricket has been allowed to interrupt the vigilance of his religious observance. Here, though, he has put fasting on hold.

"Because I'm travelling away from home I don't have to fast," he said. "So I haven't been fasting. But I will make it up when I get home."


The Guardian


Tariq warns against 'playing with Islam and hudud'


Malaysia: As the country’s Malay based parties - PAS and Umno - try to outdo each other by showing who is more Islamic, an influential Islamic thinker and philosopher has warned against using hudud on non-Muslims.

In a lecture organised by the Penang Islamic Foundation, Prof Tariq Ramadan said even in the harshest Islamic position, to say hudud is to be implemented on non-Muslim is “un-Islamic”.

Tariq - who lectures at Oxford University - warned against political parties “playing with Islam” and using hudud as a means of competition to show who is more Islamic.



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Increasing Muslim women’s sports participation


UK: The Guardian’s blog on the Olympic Games carries an article by feature writer, Homa Khalili on the way in which the relaxation of clothing rules in sports as well as changes in the design of sportswear, including hijabs made for sports, is increasing Muslim women’s access to sport.

From the Guardian:

“Amid the furore over the state of undress of one of the UK's most successful female cyclists, the increasing aceptance [sic] of sportswear that allows Muslim women to compete has garnered little attention."

Homa notes the decision by FIFA earlier this month to overturn a ban on headscarves after a campaign was led by Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan. It came to late for some, as Homa highlights that the women's Iranian football team had already been prevented “from playing in their 2012 Olympic qualifying match last year”.

Homa continues, “Fifa is just one of several international bodies to relax clothing rules and so allow more Muslim women to compete in the Games.” She adds that “It's impossible to know how many women will be competing with their head covered this year, but they include judo player Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim and Saudi Arabian runner Sarah Attar, as well as footballers."


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Europe needs a “European Spring” to overcome racism and intolerance  


EU: The Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, Nils Muiznieks has written an article in which he argues that European governments have allowed and in some cases worsened an environment which is increasingly hostile to Muslims and which hinders integration. He argues that the continent needs to have its own “European Spring” to overcome racism and intolerance.

From the article:

“Muslims in Europe want to interact with other Europeans and participate as full and equal members of society, but regularly face various forms of prejudice, discrimination and violence that reinforce their social exclusion. This is the conclusion of recent research by various international organisations and NGOs. Unfortunately, commentators on the Arab Spring missed the historic opportunity to deconstruct harmful stereotypes about the alleged incompatibility of Islam and democracy, instead exaggerating the risk of migration to Europe."

Muiznieks argues that “Muslims have become the primary “other” in right-wing populist discourse in Europe.” He notes the rise in anti-Muslim populist discourse, which has also been adopted by established mainstream parties who have suggested that multiculturalism has failed in their respective countries. He also noted how “Since the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and thereafter, Muslims have become inextricably linked in the public mind with terrorism.” This discourse has arguably become so naturalised that societies often fail to comprehend terrorism in other guises, jumping to the gun that any act of terrorism is carried out by a ‘jihadist’, as was the case at the time of Ander’s Breivik’s attack in Norway.



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Who's Afraid of Muslim Women Exercising?  


US: Imagine this scenario: a group of women in southern California ask their local YMCA for an extra swim class. The YMCA would have to stay open a bit later than usual, but it happily obliges. It is summer, and the women, who are content to pay for the class, are eager to use this opportunity to improve their health. For many of them, it will even be their first time in the pool.

Isn't it a testament to America that Muslim women of any socioeconomic status can find or even create suitable spaces for exercise here? Even more remarkable is that they are doing this at the Young Men's Christian Association.

Why did they ask for this class in the first place? Perhaps their work schedule prohibits them from finding another suitable time. Perhaps they are shy and prefer not to swim around other people, even men. Perhaps this is a unique opportunity for the women in the community to bond together. Any of those reasons would have probably been met with widespread approval or even indifference. None would have sparked the outcry that this class did.

When a San Diego YMCA recently set up an extra swim class for a group of East African Muslim women, it caused an unprecedented backlash. The women who requested this class sought a safe space to exercise without men around -- in a way that would honour their Muslim faith and their personal traditions of modesty.

The website Jihad Watch called the class "racist" and likened it to "all-white swimming hours."


Huff Post Religion

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

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: I have had a number of requests to repeat this recipe which I had posted in this column a few Ramadans ago. This is an improved version after trying and testing it over a few Ramadan iftaars recently.




3 cups flour
2 Tab sugar
1 tsp salt
2tsp yeast (10g)
¼ cup oil
1 egg
½ cup warm milk and ½ cup warm water

1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm milk and water and keep aside allowing it to bubble.
2. Sift the flour and the salt.
3. Beat the egg and oil and very gently rub into the dry ingredients
4. Lastly add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead to form soft dough.
5. Cover the dough and leave to rise until almost double in size.

Ingredients for the Filling
2 cups of chicken fillet cubed
1 tsp ground cumin (jeeru)
1 tsp salt
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tsp ground green chillies
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp garlic
2 tab oil or ghee


Heat the oil and add all the above and cook the chicken until tender and then add 2 tab corn flour, mix in for a minute and then add 1¼ cups of milk and let it simmer for a few minutes and then allow it to cool. Your mixture must be saucy.

To make the calzone:

Punch the dough down and then using half the dough at a time, roll it out, using an 8cm cutter, cut out circles, brush with beaten egg, place the filling in the one half and then fold over, Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with cheese and cubed tomatoes and green peppers and bake at 180 degrees until light brown.


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 about to start a weight training program but am unsure of which weights to start off with. Can you steer me in the right direction?

A: You need to start with a suitable weight for your fitness.


I suggest you concentrate on your technique and posture while starting with a light weight and then build from there.


Your aim should be to not only challenge yourself while toning and building muscle, but also to be safe throughout your workout.


So start light (enough to challenge your fitness level) and slowly build the weight as the weeks go by.






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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Mula Nasruddin who has been fasting the entire day and is almost faint with hunger decides to call into his favourite radio station, Channel Islam for a request.

Host: What do you want to listen to?

Mula Nasruddin: Maghrib Athan


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O men! Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah, you call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! And if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition. 


Surah Al-Hajj 22:73


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When all men think alike, no one thinks very much. 

Walter Lipman


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Hajj Lecture 4 August Al Quds Demo in support of Plaestine 17 August UMB EID AL FITR 2012 19&20 August Eidfest 2012 25 August Unity Cup Soccer Tournament 2 September Gala Farewell Dinner for Bob Atkinson 5 October Kuraby Madressah Fundraiser 6 October Epic Journey Course 20 & 21 October


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Youth Spiritual Night 4 August & 1 Septe MUSLIM AID AUSTRALIA Victims of War Appeal P1 Victims of War Appeal P2 Marhaba Playgroup From Palestine to Egypt: An Epic Journey 20 & @ 21 October Hajj Lecture 4 August Sunnah Inspirations haj 2012 ZAM ZAM Water Face Inc Ramadan Iftar Chad Fundraiser Revival My Dear Child...Course Shaykh Sulaiman Moola Ramadan Lecture Programme
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15 August



Lailatul Qadr

19 August



End of Ramadhan   

20 August




19 & 20 August

(tentative on global and local moon-sighting)


Celebrating the end of Ramadan


United Muslims of Brisbane

Svoboda Park, Kuraby


All day

25 August



Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

26 August


Eid celebrations in Gatton

Islamic Society of Gatton

Gatton Showgrounds

0418 722 353

11am to 3pm

2 September


Soccer Tournament: Unity Cup 2012

Ahmed Essof

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0415 323 548

All day

23 September



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


29 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of Qld.

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0450 908 786


5 October


Gala Retirement Dinner in honour of Qld Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0418 737 621

6.30pm for 7pm start

26 October




6 October


Kuraby Madrassah Fundraiser

Kuraby Mosque & Al-Nisa

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

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From Palestine to Egypt: An Epic Journey by Sh Daood Butt

AlKauthar Institute of Brisbane

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All day

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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.


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 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


Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque will commence on Tuesday 24th July 11am - 12.30pm


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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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

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

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

Sultana's Dream

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