Sunday, 19 August 2012

 Newsletter 0406








We hope that you had a wonderful and spiritually uplifting month of Ramadhaan.

May the Almighty accept all of your efforts, fasts and Ibaadah. Ameen


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Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane (KARAWATHA)




8am start

Svoboda Park


Sunday 19 August



Rides, stage shows and much much more will be for 2 days (Sunday & Monday) with a grand finale of fireworks on Monday night

FREE ENTRY to the event. Unlimited Rides - $15 pp. Plenty yummy food!


Islamic Society of Toowoomba

University of Southern Qld


1. Eid Prayer Time: Prayers start at 7:00am with Takbir
2. You Bring: Prayer mats/carpet, Sweets, Cakes etc (separate container for men and women, if possible)
3. Society Provides: Plates, cups, serviettes, juice etc
4. Venue: Indoor Stadium at the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre (CBRC), USQ (on Baker St at the Pedestrian Crossing)
5. Separate Entrance: Main Entrance for Women (eastern side), and Emergency Exit for Men (Islamic Centre side)
6. Shoes: Take your shoes inside, and put beside the wall
7. Eid Gift for Children: Distribution after the Salat (please remember your serial number on the list)
8. Cleaning after Salat: Please help clean the place after the salat and sweet.

Australian International Islamic College






Eid Announcement by the Grand Mufti of Australia, His Eminence Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohammad


Council of Imams Queensland: The Council of Imams Queensland declare that the moon has been sighted in Melbourne and Sunday is Eid. We wish all Muslims a happy Eid. May Allah return His forgiveness, blessings and mercy on all. Ameen. Imaam Peer


Arab Countries Announce Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Representatives of the Burmese Rohingya Muslims met with the leadership of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) on Sunday 12 August to seek assistance on ways in which it could, as a group, bring attention to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims being persecuted in Burma.


According to the representatives the fundamentals appear to be that three criminal elements within the Rohingya community set upon a Buddhist woman, raped and killed her. This started reprisals from the Buddhists who torched the homes of innocent Rohingya Muslims. Being frustrated at being made the scapegoat for unilateral punishment for the deeds of some criminal elements within its community, some Rohingya peoples decided to take revenge attacks on the Buddhists residents. Obviously this led to an escalation of the turn of events and many more innocent Muslims got killed.

The Burmese Government considers the Rohingya a stateless people and the Rohingyas' claims to being indigenous to the land is vigorously denied by the authorities. The Burmese government refuses to recognize the country's estimated 800,000 Rohingya Muslims as an ethnic group and denies them citizenship. Many Burmese consider the Rohingya to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. This means that most Rohingya do not have access to education, citizenry, justice, and equal economic opportunities afforded to the Burmese citizens. Furthermore, the Rohingya are systematically persecuted in order to reduce their numbers and to drive them from their homes.

Rohingya Muslims in Brisbane are extremely anxious about the killings in their home country and wish to make the plight of their people known to the wider Australia community.

In this regard, ICQ is holding a meeting on Monday August 27, at 6.30pm at the Islamic College of Brisbane, to discuss ways in which the plight of the Rohingya situation can be addressed.  Members of the public are invited to attend and join in these discussions.


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Brisbane human rights advocacy group AMARAH hosted an iftar at the Kuraby Special School for over 40 Hazara and Rohingya asylum seekers currently in detention.

The detainees were brought to the school hall by the Red Cross. The main meal of chicken, rice, and curries was supplied by Feroz Khan of Khan Catering. The Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane provided the dates, fruit and snacks and the dessert was provided on behalf of the late Al Haj Mohammed Ismail, late Hajja Asmat Ismail and the late Shamsun Nihar Nisa Yusus.

Note: Publishing photos of the detainees were not permitted


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There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, many of whom grapple with the role religion should play in their lives, and the lives of their children. Each year during Ramadan, more than a hundred of the best young students from more than 70 countries across the Islamic world converge on Cairo for Egyptʼs International Holy Koran Competition, one of the Islamic world's most prestigious contests. Some of the competitors are as young as seven, and several have memorized the entire 600-page Koran without actually speaking Arabic.




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As an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program student, I was required to complete a project integrating creativity, action and community service.


My passion for singing and graphic design lead me to what was said to be an “impossible task”: to record and design a CD in a foreign language in support of the Islamic Society of Algester.


Around 5,880 beads later (a handful of which are seen on the cover), my love of playing with pliers found me shaping over 1000 pieces of jewellery in order to fund the production of this CD.


Although these unique far-fetched innovations of a sixteen year old perplexed many, I have been able to give back in my own special way to the building fund of a wonderful association that I hold close to my heart.


I have watched the Islamic Society of Algester grow substantially in the last 10 years.


As a result, the current premises, an old, two-storey house, used as a Mosque and community centre, can no longer meet the needs of the growing community.


On occasion, Salaat (daily prayer) has to be recited outdoors as there simply is not enough space.


I share a burning desire to see the building and completion of a new Mosque, like the dedicated members of this community, respected elders and youth alike.


Their admirable efforts have inspired me to complete this mammoth task. Without their support and enthusiasm, I would not have dared to dream. 


My hope is that this CD will not only help our community towards our dream of a new Mosque but also increase the love in our hearts for our beloved Prophet. May Allah accept all our efforts.  


Aaliya Doolabh






The CD features Qiraat by Mohammed Zeeshaan Ashrafi, is 53 minutes in length and includes a 16 page booklet of transliterations of lyrics and English translations.


Album Preview


To get your copy phone: 0450 420 580 or 3458 1507 and it also be available at Eidfest at the Islamic Society of Algester stall


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More than 150 men and women attended the Kuraby Mosque information session held by the Muslim Funeral Services (MFS) and the ghusl demonstrations for men and women conducted by Imam Akram Buksh and Umi respectively.


Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan, a director of MFS, gave the audience an overview of the services offered by MFS. He explained the procedures to follow when a death was expected, the forms that needed completing, what actions to take when death occurred and the ghusl process.


MFS also manages an SMS notification service of deaths in the community and a savings fund to cover the cost of the funeral.


MFS Ltd is a fully accredited member of the Queensland Funeral Directors Association (QFDA).


For more information visit the MFS website.


Ghusl session conducted by Imam Buksh


Part 1 of 3




Part 2 of 3




Part 3 of 3




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Time to get those training shoes back on


Registrations now open - click here!



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The very popular Michael's Oriental Restaurant, which has catered for a number of Muslim community functions over the past many years often under the watchful eye of the function organizers, has now been certified by the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ).


CCN caught up with its owner, the dashing and ever-obliging Michael Nee, for an interview not only to find out about the man who has rubbed shoulders with political and community leaders of all persuasions in the course of making Michael's Oriental a household name in south-east Queensland but also to tell us what he has up his sleeves for the restaurant.


[CCN] Thank you Michael for taking some time out from your busy schedule to talk to us. Let's start off with a little background about yourself and when it all began for you.

[Michael Nee] I started off with a successful international career in fashion and textiles, working on quality lifestyle brands including Quiksilver, Roxy, Arena Swimwear and Canterbury. I had decided then that it was time to follow my true dream which was to own and run a restaurant that embraces my love of quality food and the pride of my Malaysian heritage.


[CCN] Tell us about the early days of Michael's Oriental.

[Michael Nee] On my 31st birthday in 1989 (and with some help from my cousin - a top Malaysian chef), I proudly celebrated the launch of Michael’s Oriental. This was a brave move, considering my only experience in catering was as a waiter at a Chinese restaurant in England. The original Michael’s Oriental was located at Sunnybank Plaza Shopping Centre with 120 seats. Soon after it opened, the restaurant quickly developed a reputation for excellence.


After 11 years and continued success, Michael’s Oriental outgrew its Sunnybank site and so I decided that it was time to expand my business and relocate to a larger location. On the 20th June 1998, the new Michael’s Oriental Restaurant & Function Centre at Eight Mile Plains was launched with a big bang – playing host on its opening night to a Vietnamese Wedding Reception of 400 guests. The new building was purpose built, according to my specific designs for a venue with the ability to operate as a quality restaurant and also cater for different size functions. With this substantially larger, modern and more flexible setting, Michael’s Oriental can now host functions for 40- 400+ guests.


[CCN] Over the years, Michael's Oriental has received many prestigious awards. Please tell us about some of them.

[Michael Nee] It's a long list but the one I am the proudest of is the coveted Australian Golden Plate Award  which Governor General of Australia presented to me. More recently we were awarded the Australian Federation Salon Culinaire 2011 Brisbane “Modern Asian Challenge", The Courier Mail Restaurant & Catering QLD Industry Awards for "Best Family Restaurant in Brisbane", "Best Asian Restaurant" & "People's Choice Best Restaurant in Brisbane" and "Quest Business Achievers Awards". In addition, Michael's Oriental Restaurant and Function Centre was inducted in Quest Business Achievers "Hall of Fame Award" which endorsed our commitment to providing high quality cuisine and service.


[CCN] Wow! That's quite an impressive list. Michael, what does Michael’s Oriental mean to you?

[Michael Nee] I am very proud of my achievements over the past 23 years in this industry and I still have great passion for it. Through Michael’s Oriental I had the opportunity to meet so many great people from all walks of life including 3 Prime Ministers, 4 Queensland Premiers, many politicians, talented sport stars, famous singers and movie stars.


[CCN] What is your ultimate dream for Michael’s Oriental?

[Michael Nee] To become the best restaurant and function centre in Brisbane's South.


[CCN] What do you feel is the most important thing in hospitality?

[Michael Nee] Customer Service: Look after your customers, if you don’t someone else will. It doesn’t matter how many years we have been in business, “we are only as good as the last meal”. Attention to detail and little personal touches goes a long way.


[CCN] What is the inspiration behind the menu at Michael's Oriental?

[Michael Nee] Our dishes are inspired by the full bodied flavours of South East Asia, especially Malaysian cuisine. Malaysia is a country with an impressive variety of authentic food from many different cultures – Malay, Chinese, Indian, Melaka, Portuguese and Thai. Each culture offers distinctive flavours, special ingredients and unique cooking styles.


[CCN] What is your favourite dish of all time?

[Michael Nee] Nothing beats a good old spicy curry – the spicier the better.


[CCN] What does getting the halal certification mean to you and Michael's Oriental?

[Michael Nee] I have always appreciated the support of the Muslim community of Queensland and your readers are aware of the many fantastic events we have hosted here - everything from Muslim weddings, fund raisers and ifthaars to business meetings and lectures. Coming from Malaysia I am very sensitive to the needs of the Muslim community and have always ensured that they have not been compromised in any way. The halal certification will give my Muslim customers just that bit of peace of mind that our facilities are being monitored externally in accordance with the required standards. 


[CCN] What is your next big event that you are looking forward to hosting?

[Michael Nee] I know the retiring Police Commissioner, Bob Atkinson very well. He has been a guest at the restaurant for a number of important functions. To have him say farewell to the Muslim community on 5 October is going to be something special.


[CCN] Thanks Michael for talking to us. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you on the 5th, insha'Allah.

[Michael Nee] I want to take this opportunity to wish all your CCN readers and their families SELAMAT HARI RAYA and encourage them to try out our new silver banquet menu or a la carte menu that they can enjoy with family and friends.


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On Sunday, 12th August (23rd/24th Ramadan), Muhammad Hassim, ran the 14km Sydney City2Surf to raise much needed funds to feed countless lives around the world.


Asked about how it went for him Muhammed told CCN:

With the mercy of Allah, and the support and motivation from all the brothers and sisters, I finished the City2surf in 1 hour and 23 minutes, with my fast intact. Alhamdullillah the weather was great and indeed a blessing from Allah! Alhamdulillah with the support of our community we have managed to raise over $12,500 for food projects around. This achievement also places me in the top 10 of individual fundraisers for the City2Surf, however there is still an opportunity to make further contributions and the funds will be put to good use for the sake of Allah.

Thank you for your support, may Allah reward you all.

Go to the link below to make further contributions: http://www.fundraise.city2surf.com.au/muhammad_hassim


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Ifthaar with Qld. Intercultural Society & Wisdom College, Algester


Some 130 invited guests that included political, government and community leaders attended the ifhaar hosted by Wisdom College and its associated organizations.

The newly re-furbished Effendis Turkish Restaurant in Paddington catered for a delicious menu that included a soup dish, shank of lamb and chicken in a bed of rice with cheesy vegetables and a delicate crumbly baklava  

Ifhtaar with the Romero Centre at IWAQ


Taraweeh @ Kuraby spills over to the lawn



IWAQ Ramadan Hamper Drive



First Taraweeh in Gatton


The small Muslim community in the town of Gatton, 100km west of Brisbane, held their Taraweeh prayers this year for the first time at the local sports centre.


There are reportedly some 200 members of the refugee Sudanese community living in the town and together with the Indonesian, Singaporean and Malaysian student population at the University of Queensland Gatton campus it made holding a local prayer congregation a viable proposition. Between 40 and 50 mussallees regularly attended the nightly programme.


In addition, Haji Sultan Deen is putting together a day of Eid Celebrations for the Gatton Muslim community with rides and other activities at the Gatton Showgrounds. If anyone would like to help with the expenses please contact Haji Deen on 0418 722 353.


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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. 34

H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan



Country: Jordan
Born: 31 Aug 1970 (age 41) in Kuwait City, Kuwait
Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Women’s Issues, Media, Political
Influence: Queen of Jordan with over 2 million followers and subscribers on various social media sites

School of Thought: Modernist Sunni

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah is the wife of H.M. King Abdullah II, but is also in her own right an educational activist with global appeal. Through sheer hard work, she has developed the biggest virtual following of any Muslim in the world, and she defends and humanizes Islam and Arab causes in-and to-the West as effectively as any Muslim scholar in the  world.

Educational Ambassador
HM Queen Rania is the initiator and key leader behind the launch of educational initiatives such as the Jordanian Madrasati, ‘My School’, a five-year project for the development of Jordan’s public school system. She is also the co-founder and global chair of the ‘1 Goal: Education For All’ campaign which was based around the 2010 FIFA World Cup and calls for the complete primary schooling of all boys and girls in the world by 2015.

Intercultural Dialogue
Queen Rania has an amazingly popular YouTube channel, with over 6 million views of her videos, and website (www. QueenRania.jo). In April 2010, Queen Rania launched her children’s book ‘The Sandwich Swap’ (which made the New York Times best-seller list) through the United Nations Bookshop in an initiative to promote cross-cultural understanding among youth. 


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Dear Editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the CCN readers for supporting us this Ramadan which enabled us to implement real projects and make real differences.

Your sincerity and generosity in helping thousands of families around the world shows the true character and moral standings of your community of readers.

May Allah reward each and every one of you for making this such a successful Ramadan and joyous Eid for those you have benefitted.


Your brother,
Sheikh Hassan Elsetohy
The Newly Appointed Executive Director
Muslim Aid Australia

Dear Editor

Many thanks for the newsletter.

Eid Mubarak to all our brothers and sisters.

Salendra Narayan (Sam)
Senior Police Liaison Officer15604



Mochachos in Garden City is now up for sale.


The owners are relocating.

Please contact the owner Basher directly on 0412568176 or 33490405.


Genuine buyers only please.



Job Vacancy




Job positions available for computer enthusiasts to join our in house App development team.
Unique opportunity for the right candidates who have recently completed high school or college.
No experience needed as training will be provided.
Contact Ismail on: 0405 076 886



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Muslim sister looking for another sister to share a 2 b/r unit in Moorooka- ONLY $135 + 50/50 shared bills.

I have an average size bedroom available in a 2 bedroom unit in Moorooka to share. This modern unit offers a built in Bedroom, spacious lounge/dining area and an elegant kitchen and bathroom. The unit has been newly renovated and is located centrally in Moorooka between Ipswich and Beaudesert Roads with the train station only few minutes’ walk. There are frequent buses that travel along both Ipswich and Beaudesert Roads that travel to the City, UQ, Garden City and Griffith Uni. The brand new Moorooka Shopping centre is a short walk away. I am a 25 professional female, tidy, clean, reliable and easy going. Looking for likewise female. power and gas bill will be shared quarterly. Internet (optional). Room has a single bed and brand new Mattress. The rest of the unit is furnished. Room available from 15/8/12.

Call now to organise for an inspection.
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It includes: -walk in robe -futon lounge   -washing machine -microwave  -fridge portable gas cooking -single bed with mattress, pillow, quilt and full linen.
It has separate entry with shared backyard area and storage shed approx: 3x3 on concrete slab. It's in a secure gated property a short walk from the train and bus stop. FREE INTERNET & ELECTRICITY!

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Visit our Facebook page to (1) like us (2) keep updated on the progress of the competition and (3) read all about last year's awards.


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German city grants Muslims Islamic holidays


BERLIN (Reuters) - Hamburg has become Germany's first city to recognize Islamic holidays, a move meant to encourage the integration of a religious minority often vilified by opponents of immigration.

Muslim employees and students will be allowed days off to celebrate their holidays and Islamic classes will be allowed in state schools, authorities and Islamic groups said after negotiations lasting five years.

"We hope that the introduction of Muslim religious classes in the northern city-state will be a signal for the other fifteen German states," said Daniel Abdin from Hamburg's council of Islamic communities. "This agreement is an important step towards a recognition of Islam in the country."

The agreement will come into force next year, the first of this kind in a country home to some 4 million Muslims, about half of whom have German citizenship.

The total population is around 82 million in Germany where religious and ethnic tolerance is a sensitive issue.

Federal conservative lawmaker Volker Kauder, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, said earlier this year that Islam was not part of Germany's tradition and identity.

A court in Cologne banned circumcision on young boys in July, sparking criticisms from the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Muslim groups in Hamburg, representing some 150,0000 Muslims, said the agreement was a historic sign of acceptance.

"Muslims consider Hamburg their home," said Zekeriya Altug, from Hamburg's Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion.

Source: Yahoo News

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


The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


                                                             Dr Seuss


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 recipe comes close to the Romany Creams by Bakers of which I enjoyed eating in South Africa – the chocolate filling however raises the bar. This recipe is mostly the creation of a close friend of mine who prefers to remain anonymous.


Romany Creams


250g butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups coconut
¼ cup cocoa diluted in water
2½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Vanilla Essence


1. Cream butter and sugar until light add eggs one at a time then add the vanilla essence.

2. Gradually fold in the cocoa, coconut and the rest of the ingredients.

3. Form into small rounds, flatten, place on a greased tray and run the fork over the round to create patterns.

4. Bake on 180degrees for 10mins or baked.

5. Cool and sandwich together with melted chocolate and cream (see recipe below)

Chocolate Filling
Melt 200g milk chocolate, in the microwave for 1min and 30seconds add then add ½ cup fresh cream and stir in and beat into a smooth consistency or until its glossy.


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, what are the benefits of focusing on breathing during yoga poses?

A: Actually stopping and focusing on your breathing during your poses can make you more productive.


It may take a few attempts to master this and also to find stillness  within. Breathing is the most powerful tool you have.


It’s the bridge between your body and mind, and allows you to stay in the present moment.


Try using your breath to lead you into and out of each yoga pose, while moving at a relaxed pace.


Breathe deeply through your nose (feel your whole body expand and uplift).


As you exhale, your body will naturally contract and allow you to completely ‘let go’.






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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Jallalludin and Mula Nasruddin were talking one day.


'My wife asked me to buy organic vegetables from the greengrocer's,' said Jallalludin.

'So were you able to find some?" enquired Mula Nasruddin.

'Well when I got to the shop, I asked the manager, 'These vegetables are for my wife. Have they been sprayed with any poisonous chemicals?'' Jallalludin continued, 'The shopkeeper told me, 'No, you'll have to do that yourself


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But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed (for it) has come; and Allah is well acquainted with (all) that you do.

Surah Al-Munafiqun 63:11


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Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity they think of you.



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UMB EID AL FITR 2012 19&20 August Eidfest Poster 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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19 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 Council of QLD.

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

8 September


Darra Mosque Eid Gala

Islamic Society of Darra

AIIC Hall, Blunder Rd, Darra

0413 122 610


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

2 & 3 November

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

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