Sunday, 5 August 2012

 Newsletter 0404




The Courier Mail’s Queensland Schools Guide has tallied five years of results for school-leavers, with the data revealing Independent schools have consistently produced the highest percentage of OP 1-15 students (click on image on left). The ranking are revealed in comparisons taken from The Courier Mail’s Queensland Schools Guide website database comprising data from 448 State and Independent schools in Queensland.

The all-boys’ Brisbane Grammar Schools was top among schools with more than 30 OP eligible students, with 94.2 per cent of its OP-eligible Year 12s receiving an OP 1-15 on average between 2007 and 2011.

The Islamic College of Brisbane stands 11 with 89.8 per cent of its students consistently achieving OP 1-15 on average between 2007 and 2011. It is noteworthy to mention that during the years 2006-2008, 100 per cent of its students achieved OP 1-15.

Contrary to the claim that elite schools that have achieved the top ranking are the state’s most expensive schools with annual fee ranging from $20,000 per student, the Islamic College of Brisbane has a moderate fee structure with Year 11 & 12 paying an annual fee of $2300.

The Board of Management of the Islamic College of Brisbane led by Mr Mohammed Yusuf congratulated the Principal and his team of dedicated teaching and support staff on this achievement.


The Islamic College of Brisbane principal Dr Mubarak Noor attributed the achievement to excellence in teaching by the academic staff and the strong academic culture prevalent at the college.


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AUSTRALIA'S biggest Islamic school has been ordered to pay back $9 million in public funds to the NSW government after it found millions in taxpayers' money had been diverted to the country's peak Muslim body.

Malek Fahd, which has more than 2000 students at its Greenacre campus in Sydney's southwest, receives almost 75 per cent of its funds from state and commonwealth governments.

Following an audit ordered by the federal government after reports in The Australian raised concerns about the school's financial relationship with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Malek Fahd has been told to repay funding given to the school by NSW since 2010 and remains ineligible for state government funds.

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has also asked NSW police and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to review the school's financial dealings to investigate possible action against those on the boards of the school and AFIC.



The Australian

In response to this report the principal of Malek Fahd school, Dr Intaj Ali, said that he disagreed with the finding that the School was operating for profit within the meaning of s21A of the NSW Education Act 1990 and intended to challenge this decision.

"The School will take the appropriate steps to have this decision reviewed and is confident that ultimately the correct outcome will be achieved. Malek Fahd wishes to reassure all parents, students, staff and the wider
community that its focus remains on the delivery of quality education for our students and it will continue to work with both the NSW and the Federal Education Departments."


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The Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) is introducing a new annual event from this year the “ICQ Annual Dinner and Awards Night”.


The purpose of this event is to recognize the work of members of the community who have worked over the years as volunteers and to recognize them for their services to the community.

This first event will be held on 29th September at the Islamic College of Brisbane.


On this occasion the community will also be formally farewelling the retiring Queensland Police Commissioner, Mr Bob Atkinson. It will also be an opportunity to meet the new commissioner.

ICQ is inviting nominations for anyone who you think should be considered for this award


The nominee must meet the following requirements:

1. The nominee must be a Muslim and a citizen/permanent resident of Australia
2. His/her contribution must have been for the Muslim community in Queensland
3. He/she must have served as a volunteer for at least ten years
4. He/she must have served the broader Muslim community not just one ethnic group.
5. The nominee must be a respectable member of the community and should not have committed any criminal offence in the last five years.
6. The decision of the ICQ selection committee will be final and no correspondence or appeal will be entertained.

Nominations close on 27 August 2012 and should be sent on the nomination form to the President, Islamic Council of Qld, P.O. Box 204, Sunnybank Qld 4109. Email : president@icq.net.au.


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Reports of the clashes taking place in Arakan (Myanmar/Burma) have spurred a number of local charity organizations and groups to raise funds for the more than 90,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims who have been displaced in the conflict.


Amongst the organizations calling for donations are the Al-Imdaad Foundation, Muslim Aid Australia, Human Appeal International and Muslims Australia (AFIC).


A spokesperson for Muslim Aid Australia said that they were currently monitoring the Rohingya and Rakhine conflict in Myanmar with great concern. "While there is clearly a great and urgent need for external assistance, at present Muslim Aid Australia is looking for registration to allow us to work in Myanmar. As the situation develops, Muslim Aid Australia’s programme department is pursuing all opportunities to help those affected in Myanmar. We are also actively exploring other options; the programme department is in close contact with local NGOs and INGOs who are active in Myanmar. Please stay tuned as we are very close to executing an appeal, InshaAllah."


The Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia recently issued a statement on the situation currently facing their people back home.


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The Hon Shaoquett Moselmane MLC Member of Legislative Council Parliament of New South Wales has initiated the inaugural Multicultural Media Awards.


"Multicultural community media outlets and their journalists have never been properly recognised," Mr. Moselmane said.


"Since the first multicultural newspaper in Australia, Die Deutsche Post, was published in Adelaide in 1848 there has never been a stand-alone award recognising mutlicultural community media. This year, I am proud to be inaugurating such an awards initiative, with the hope that it becomes an annual event."

"I encourage all multicultural media outlets to join in this event – both to further multiculturalism, but also to recognise the contribution of our community journalists."


You still have time to enter in the 2012 Multicultural Media Awards.


Bntries close on August 13th All who register entries for the Media Awards will be invited to the Gala Dinner at NSW Parliament House on September 14. 


Australia's Foreign Minister, Senator The Hon Bob Carr will be the guest speaker and Kieran Gilbert, Chief political reporter from Sky News Australia will be the master of ceremonies for the evening.


Key Dates for the Multicultural Media Awards


Entries close:  13th August 2012

Judging of entries:  20th August 2012 – 8th September 2012


Presentation Gala at NSW Parliament House with Bob Carr:  14th September 2012


Media Awards Guide

Application form


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An agreement for the payment of a dowry under Islamic law after the separation of a Sydney couple should be enforced, the Supreme Court has ruled this week.

The couple, Neima and Mostafa Mohamed, had married under Islamic law in April 2004. Eleven months later they signed a financial agreement under which Mr Mohamed would pay his wife $50,000 if he initiated a separation or divorce.

His barrister, Jonathan Cohen, had argued the agreement was against public policy because it effectively kept him in servitude, by compelling him to remain in the marriage.

The case was an appeal against an earlier decision in the Local Court and Mr Cohen argued the magistrate had made legal and factual mistakes including in deciding when and how the couple separated.


But Associate Justice Joanne Harrison ruled against Mr Mohamed, finding the agreement was enforceable under Australian law. She ordered that he pay not only the $50,000 dowry, but also his former wife's legal costs.

Mrs Mohamed said the couple had separated in April 2007 after an argument, when Mr Mohamed had sent a daughter from an earlier marriage around to their home with a list, asking her to collect his belongings.



......... a payment designed to provide for a wife when she is no longer required under Sharia law to be financially maintained by her husband, and as such as been an important safety net in Muslim societies 

Associate Justice Harrison

However, the situation was complicated when the parties tried to reconcile later. Mrs Mohamed told the court her husband "Islamically divorced her" in September 2008 after another argument.

Dowries are commonly used in Islamic marriages in Australia and the contract enables a partner to enforce the dowry contract under civil law in the local court, rather than having to battle the expensive and lengthy processes of the family court.

Mr Mohamed's solicitor, Gordon Elliot, said NSW was a secular state and they believed the courts should not be swayed by Islamic law.

Associate Justice Harrison found that other common law countries had not interpreted similar agreements according to Sharia, but had applied common law to the relationship between the parties.

"The authorities do not suggest that making a contract such as the agreement in this case would be against public policy," she said.

She explained this type of dowry was "a payment designed to provide for a wife when she is no longer required under Sharia law to be financially maintained by her husband, and as such as been an important safety net in Muslim societies".

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald


Mr. Iqbal Lambat analyses the outcome of the case in the context of Islamic law.


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If you are into home gardening then you’ll love following this new website launched by Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat.


The idea is to provide a step-by-step guide for the home growing of vegetables.


In addition to a written explanation, each post has a high quality video showing the progress of a crop from germination to harvest.

The tomatoes in the picture on the left will feature in the next post along with sale of seeds from rare and unusual specimens.


There will also be a focus on Indian vegetables as well as sale at minimal price of Indian herbs, vegetables and trees.


Mumtaz-Ahmed is happy to provide free advice as well as free visits to your garden to help in any way.

Upcoming topics include growing:


white mealies


mangoes in pots

drumstick cultivation




best chillies from India and Africa




Log on now and subscribe or save the site in your favourites: worldvegetablegarden.blogspot.com.au.


For more information you can email Mumtaz-Ahmed at maesat@bigpond.com.


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Isha & Taraweeh Salaat

Sister's House

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Isha & Taraweeh

2-12 August

Thurs - Sun

Ramadhan with Shaykh Muhammed Al Malki

Lutwyche Mosque

Lutwyche Mosque

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After Ifthaar

See website for full programme

8&9 August

Wed - Thur

Ramadhan with Shaykh Muhammed Al Malki


UMB Centre

0425 811 150


6 August


Ramadhan Lecture Series: AR RAZZAQ – THE SUSTAINER

Sister's House

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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

12 August


Community Information Session and Iftar

Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten

2 Rothon Dr, Rochedale South

0423 474 807



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






(Email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org a copy of your Eid Day programme to be included here)



Islamic Council of QLD

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Australian Islamic International College Ifthaar



Sisters House


The Sisters’ House has been the ideal venue so far this Ramadhan where sisters have come together to pray, learn and share in the true spirit of Islamic Sisterhood.

Preparations began 2 weeks earlier with the always popular school holiday activities, where children created many beautiful Ramadhan and ‘Eid crafts to take home.

‘Isha & taraweeh salah is performed at the House every Monday and Thursday, and sisters have also enjoyed a series of heart warming and inspiring lectures about some of Allah’s names presented by sister Djamilah.

This Friday night (3rd August) saw the House packed to the rafters with the annual shared iftar, with an amazing abundance and variety of food which was enjoyed by all those present.

There is currently an Islam Basics course being held at the House, with others planned on as ‘as needed’ basis.

Allah continues to bestow His Blessings upon the Sisters’ House this Ramadhan with 10 bags of groceries being donated on the front doorstep yesterday, which in sha Allah will be distributed to needy sisters in the community.

If anyone would like to make a donation to help keep the Sisters’ House running, the bank details are:
Bank: Bank of St George BSB: 114879 Acc No 428451005
Acc Name:Faith & Cultural Exchange Inc

The Sisters’ House Management Committee would like to express their gratitude firstly to Almighty Allah, then also to the Brisbane Islamic community for it’s continued support, may Allah Bless you all in this life and the next, ameen.

Gold Coast Mosque Ifthaar


About 350 were in attendance on Friday night including invited representatives from Bond University, the Police Service, and Federal and State Members of Parliament.

A Pro Vice Chancellor of the University, the Federal Member for Fadden, Mr Stuart Robert, State Member for Southport, Mr Robert Molhoek MP and Mr. David Forde were invited in to the Mosque to address attendees before dinner. All speaker expressed their gratitude to the Islamic Society of the Gold Coast for their kind hospitality.


The Imam and the Irishman



Help Muhammed Help the Poor


While some of us enjoy a blissful sleep during the early hours of Sunday, 12th August (23rd/24th Ramadan), Muhammad Hassim, will run the 14km Sydney City2Surf in hopes of raising much needed funds for the poor.

Help Muhammad reach his target of $5,000 and help feed families around the world during Ramadan.

The $5,000 will be used to feed over 800 people for 1 whole month!


Thanks for Supporting such a Great Cause! says Muhammad. Read his full message on the Sydney2Surf site and donate to his worthy cause.


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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. 32

H.E. Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Leading Scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence



Country: Pakistan
Born: 1943 (age 68) in Deoband, India
Source of Influence: Scholarly, Lineage
Influence: One of the most senior figures in Islamic finance, and a leading
scholar of the Deobandi movement
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni/Deobandi

Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a leading scholar of Islamic jurisprudence. He is considered to be the intellectual leader of the Deobandi movement. He specialises in financial matters and presented a paper in January 2010’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, entitled: “Post-Crisis Reforms: Some Points to Ponder”.


Leading Islamic Finance Scholar

Usmani’s chief influence comes from his position as a global authority on the issue of Islamic finance. He has served on the boards, and as chairman, of over a dozen Islamic banks and financial institutions, and currently leads the International Shariah Council for the Account ing and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain. He is also deputy chairman of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, one of the highest legal bodies in the Muslim World.


Deobandi Figurehead

Usmani is very important as a figurehead in the Deobandi movement— ne of the most successful of the Islamic revivalist initiatives of the past century. Usmani was born in Deoband, India, the son of Mufti Muhammad Shafi (the former Grand Mufti of Pakistan) who founded the Darul ‘Uloom Deoband, a leading center of Islamic education in Pakistan.  


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Registrations now open - click here!




Job Vacancy




The International Islamic School Primary in Malaysia is looking for teachers and for a principal for Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan branch.
The opening is for September 2012.

Most important criteria: academically qualified, native speaker of the English language, at least 3 years teaching experience, excellent akhlaq.

Other additional knowledge or skills would be welcomed.
The salary will be based on qualification and experience.

Interested parties may browse the school website:

If interested, please submit cvs to rhashimmy@yahoo.com with a cc to the company HR: anizah@iiumeducation.com.


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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Fully ducted AC/Heating system, also ceiling fans in all rooms and down lights throughout enhancing the atmosphere throughout the day and seasons. Western windows all come with mirror tint to keep the heat out, fully insulated property to enhance comfort. Solar panels to be confirmed. Fully landscaped gardens, large external undercover storage area available for those large outdoor items.

Available soon for $535 per week. Be quick, priced to rent out quickly.
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‘Stepping Stones of Islamic Spain’ 


SPAIN: BBC Radio 4 recently broadcast the first in a two part series on Spain’s relationship with Islam and its Muslims, presented by journalist and former politician, Michael Portillo.

Portillo explores the situation of Muslims living in a country which for almost 800 years enjoyed an Islamic empire in the south and centre of the country. It was a period of rich cultural and scientific learning, with a strong tradition of ‘convivencia’, or coexistence between the three main Abrahamic religions.

Portillo begins in the city of Badalona located in eastern Catalonia, where he encounters Muslims praying in the open air on a sports court. His discussions with local Muslims reveal the struggles which they face in holding congregational prayers. Badalona’s Muslims do not have a mosque and it took four years to get a license to pray on the sports ground. They argue that the funds are there, but finding land and getting permission to build is the biggest obstacle. Moreover in Badelona specifically, the city’s Mayor holds what are considered extreme policies on engagement with the Muslim community. He believes that most Muslims interpret Islam is in a ‘restricted’ way that is contrary to Spanish values.




South Africa: The Halal Kingdom


SOUTH AFRICA: With the halal industry reaching over $2 trillion in value, South Africa has emerged as a surprising global leader in halal certification, writes Peter Shaw-Smith.


Although it holds the world’s smallest percentage of Muslims, there are grounds for asserting that South Africa has a highly advanced halal certification programme. The Rainbow Nation is considered one of the five largest producers of halal products worldwide.

And because it comprises 25 per cent of the African continent’s gross domestic product (GDP), significant opportunities exist for halal trade.

A great deal of work done in South Africa over the decades is now paying off. Halal is becoming a holistic concept.

The story of this development is intricately entwined with South Africa’s unique and painful history, as the fight against apartheid gained momentum in the second half of the last century.

Halal certification was introduced in the 1960s, under the supervision of the Ulama (religious leader of the Muslim community), but was limited to meat slaughterhouses and abattoirs. In the 1970s, oversight was extended to poultry, and in the 1980s to other consumables. In 1996, the South African National Halal Authority (SANHA) established itself as the pre-eminent halal certification body.

This is despite the fact that South Africa’s Muslim community is not large. For instance, Pretoria, one of the country’s three capital cities, is home to a population of around 50 million, of which 79 per cent are Christian, two per cent Muslim, 0.1 per cent Jewish, 1.2 per cent Hindu, 3.7 per cent other beliefs, and 14 per cent with no religious affiliation. The Muslim population is estimated to be 1.2 million officially, and over two million unofficially.


Halal Focus

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Saudi Olympian to Fight in Hijab


LONDON: Officials have reached an agreement to allow a female judo athlete from Saudi Arabia compete at the London Olympics wearing some form of headscarf.

The International Olympic Committee says Wojdan Shaherkani can wear a hijab when competing Friday in the women's heavyweight division.


The International Judo Federation had said a headscarf could be dangerous because the sport include chokeholds and aggressive grabbing techniques.

Saudi Arabia sent two female athletes to London on condition they adhere to the Muslim country's strict dress code.

Source: Voice of America News

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Taking part for Muslim women really does mean more than winning at Olympics 



LONDON: FOR most athletes at the London Olympics, their battle starts when they take their place on the starting blocks.

But for Wojdan Shaherkani and Tahmina Kohistani (pictured above), just taking part in London felt like a gold medal victory.

To reach the Games, they have had to overcome political, social, religious and sporting obstacles.

Judoka Shaherkani's Olympics lasted just over a minute this morning, but the fact she made it to her bout with Puerto Rico's Melissa Mojica meant it was a revolutionary moment for the women of Saudi Arabia.

The country's ultra-conservative clergy tried to destroy her ambitions to be Saudi's first female Olympian, before an argument about the type of headscarf she should wear jeopardised her place at the 11th hour.

And though Afghanistan's Kohistani trailed in last in the 100m - in a time of 14.42sec - the warm appreciation of the London crowd who recognised her historic feat must have been the greatest of feelings


Courier Mail


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Eight-month pregnant woman competes in Olympics 


EU: Many Olympians have overcome adversity to compete at London 2012, but perhaps none are competing quite like Malaysian air rifle shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi.

The athlete is competing in the ten metre category eight-months pregnant, and shot whilst her baby was kicking.

Suri, as she is known to her friends, found out she was pregnant just two days before being selected for the Games, and her pregnancy has developed along with her training.

However, she said that with a little coaxing, her child stayed mostly quiet during the competition, telling reporters: "I just say to her, Mummy has to shoot for a few hours."

Although her husband gave her his blessing to compete, her family have been worried about Suri giving birth in Britain. She dismissed them though, simply saying that God had a plan for her and what would be would be.

The 47th ranked shooter failed to make the medals, coming in 34th in the heats. However, she certainly had one of the more memorable Games.


Source: ITN

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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: Just the right starter for ifthaar especially if you are running out of time. It is light and tasty and can be put together in under 10 minutes.


Patty Pan Pizza


1 cup chicken, shredded and cooked with green chillies, jeeru, salt and pepper.
1 cup grated cheese
¼ cup tiny cubes of green pepper
1 small onion chopped
1 small tomato chopped
2 eggs beaten
2 tbsp. flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp lemon pepper
¼ tsp green chillies



Mix all ingredients together. Put into greased patty pans and bake at 180c, until done.


Variations: You may add some chopped polony or steak.


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, how can I boost my metabolism to aid weight loss?

A: Start by not skipping any meals, especially breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day and tends to be the most rushed part of our day. By skipping breakfast, you’re hitting the snooze button on your metabolism instead of kick starting it.

Also try having smaller meals more often – going without food for long periods of time will also slow your metabolism.

Exercise of course – any activity that gets your heart rate up will raise your metabolism not only during, but for several hours after you finish your workout.

Adding some strength training to your workout will also help you gain more energy-burning lean muscle which in turn boosts metabolism.






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: I have worked as a physician for 30 years and I have prescribed many things but in the long run I have learned that the best medicine for the human condition is love and respect.


Jallaludin: And if it doesn't work?


 Mula Nasruddin: Increase the dose.







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You be foremost (in seeking) forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden (of Bliss), the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers: that is the Grace of Allah, which He bestows on whom He pleases: and Allah is the Lord of Grace abounding.

Surah Al-Hadid 57:21


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You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Indira Ghandi


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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 Cres Walk 2012 23 September Gala Farewell Dinner for Bob Atkinson 5 October Kuraby Madressah Fundraiser 6 October Epic Journey Course 20 & 21 October


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"If it's not here ....it's not happening!"l)

To claim your date for your event email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.





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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

Acacia Ridge Indoor Sports, 1391 Beaudesert Road

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

0433 182 520


20 & 21 October

Sat & Sun

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

AlKauthar Institute of Brisbane

Griffith University Mt Gravatt Campus


All day

26 & 27 October

Fri & Sat

Eidfest Dreamworld


0418 722 353

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


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

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

If you would like a link to your website email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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