Sunday, 16 September 2012

 Newsletter 0410




CresWalk2012... now in its 9th year and ALWAYS more than just a Fun Run!




With just days to go enjoy a glorious Spring morning, the Brisbane River along the route, fantastic camaraderie and a well-earned picnic in the park.....



Registrations still open - click here!



Win two nights at the Hilton Apartments in Surfers Paradise, an Ottoman Feast for two at Effendi's Turkish Restaurant, double Gold Class movie passes, gift cards and click here for much more....


This year's sponsors include


A Finishers' Gift for all our participants from Brisbane Diagnostics



Trophies for all our winners from Sunkids




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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/15/12) --- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released a video appeal in Arabic to those protesting an anti-Islam film, portions of which have been circulating on the Internet.

In the video, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad tells viewers in the Middle East that ordinary Americans and the U.S. government should not be blamed for the religious hatred expressed in the film.

He explains that the low-quality production was designed to provoke religious sensitivities and to distract from the positive efforts being undertaken to improve newly-free societies in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Awad's appeal notes that the controversy over the film distracts from more important issues such as the struggle for freedom in Syria, the need for justice for the Palestinian people and ongoing killings of Muslims in Burma.

[NOTE: In 2011, Awad was included on the "Power 500" list compiled by Arabian Business Magazine. In 2009, he was recognized among the world's "500 Most Influential Muslims" by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.]

He quoted a verse in the Quran, Islam's revealed text, which states that no soul will carry the burdens of another and asked viewers to emulate Islam's Prophet Muhammad, who did not retaliate in kind to personal abuse. He also urged protesters to put their energies into rebuilding their societies.




Awad's video appeal was filmed against a backdrop of a verse from the Quran, which states: "A goodly word (is) like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches (reach) to the heavens." (14:24)

It ends with the recitation of a verse from the Quran: "You have indeed in the Messenger of God [Muhammad] a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in God and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of God." (33:21)

Earlier this week, CAIR condemned the killings of American diplomats in Libya and said that extremists must not be allowed to control the political and religious discourse worldwide.



CAIR made that statement at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., at which representatives of CAIR and other Muslim organizations condemned both the killings of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats in that nation and the attack on the American embassy in Egypt.

CAIR had previously called on Muslims in the Middle East to ignore the distribution of the "trashy" anti-Islam film that resulted in the attacks in Libya, Egypt and other nations throughout the Muslim world.

SEE: CAIR Asks Mideast Muslims to Ignore 'Trashy' Anti-Islam Film

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.





Islamic protest sparks violence in central Sydney

Arrests made after police officers injured at anti-Islamic film protest in Sydney CBD







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Tickets are available for sale for the upcoming Awards Night and dinner organized by the Islamic Council of Qld Inc to farewell the retiring Police Commissioner Mr Bob Atkinson and recognise members of the Muslim community for their hard work and years of contribution to the Muslim community of Qld.

Date:   29 September 2012 (Saturday night)
Time:  6.45pm sharp
Place: Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha - Main Hall (upstairs)
Ticket: $10 per person including a nice dinner - families and non-Muslims are welcome to attend.

Contact: Amar Ali Khan, Vice President ICQ for tickets
Mob: 0421 976 934
Email: amarali_khan@hotmail.com


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Follow his one-week journey to the Syrian border


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Some practical tips




Mecca Train Ticket Prices & Services Announced for its First Hajj Season


It was announced during the week that Muslims wishing to use Mecca 's first metro when they converge on the holy city next month for their annual pilgrimage will have to pay SR250 for a ticket that will serve them for seven days.

Three different types of tickets will cover all holy sites in Mecca and will allow the pilgrims to take the train into the city to perform their rites before returning to their residence inside or outside the city, Ajel online newspaper said, quoting Habib Zain Alabidin, Undersecretary at the Saudi Ministry of Municipal affairs.

"The ticket's price is set at SR250 (US$ 67) that will cover a full trip into and out of Mecca for seven days…another ticket is priced at SR100 (US$ 27) for four days," he said.

Officials said last week the train has a capacity to transport 170,000 passengers in its first stage and two million when the third and final phase is completed.

Saudi Arabia has allocated nearly SR6.7 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) for the metro, which begins continuous service next month for the first time in Mecca 's history. Officials expect the project to largely contribute to easing road congestions caused by the accumulation of thousands of cars near Makkah.

Habib Zain Alabidin says the railway would operate throughout the year.

The project is part of a costly programme by Saudi Arabia to tackle massive traffic congestions in and around the city and facilitate access to all sacred sites in Mecca .

The train project, initiated three years ago, followed a series of incidents that have killed thousands of pilgrims in stampedes, building collapses and other accidents during the few days of the Haj season.

More than two million Muslims from Saudi Arabia , the Gulf Co-operation Council countries and other nations descend on Mecca every year to perform the pilgrimage.

China Railway Construction Corp, part of a Saudi-French-Chinese consortium which won the contract, is carrying out the project, involving nearly 5,000 workers. The train is the Gulf’s second metro system after the Dubai Metro.


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Muslims Australia (AFIC) in it’s capacity as the counterpart organisation (CPO) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will be nominating candidates from Australia for an IDB scholarship programme for the third year in a row.

IDB is offering scholarship in the following fields of study: Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture and affiliate subjects for undergraduate study only.

Interested students need to complete the application form and provide all the requested information.


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Australians should not travel to Syria or border regions in neighbouring countries - the situation is extremely dangerous and the government's ability to provide consular assistance is severely limited.

• Those Australians who are still in Syria should depart as quickly as possible.

The government has introduced sanctions in an effort to limit the conflict in Syria. It is illegal under Australian law to:

• Engage in fighting for either side
• Fund, train or recruit someone to fight, or
• Supply or fund weapons for either side in Syria.
• Similar sanctions apply to supporting conflict in Lebanon and Iraq.

The best way to help the people of Syria is through humanitarian assistance provided by UN agencies and non-government organisations that do not support either party to the conflict. It is the responsibility of each individual to deal with legitimate organisations when providing humanitarian assistance.

The actions of the Assad regime do not make it acceptable for Australian citizens to return to fight the Assad Government

• Australian Government sanctions against Syria prohibit travel by Australian citizens to Syria to fight; fund, train or recruit someone to do so; and supply or fund weapons for either side in Syria.

A key priority for the Government is to minimise the loss of Australian lives in conflicts overseas.
• Travel advisories issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provide up to date information on the safety and security situation overseas.

Australians are urged to be aware of the dangers and not to travel to conflict zones in Syria and Lebanon.

Australian Sanctions against Syria and Lebanon:

Australia has imposed an arms embargo on Syria

• This means it is illegal for any person in Australia - or any Australian citizen (including dual citizen), anywhere in the world - to provide any kind of support to any armed group in Syria - government or opposition; Syrian or foreign.
• This includes providing weapons or other equipment for use by armed groups in Syria (even if those weapons or that equipment is sent to another country first).
• It includes raising funds to support armed groups active in Syria, such as through the purchase of weapons or equipment or payments to combatants (even if those armed groups are based in another country)
• and it includes offering one's own services to fight, or train others to fight, in Syria.

The United Nations also retains arms embargoes in relation to Lebanon and Iraq - countries neighbouring Syria
• this means it is illegal for any person in Australia - or any Australian citizen (including dual citizen), anywhere in the world - to provide any kind of support to any armed group in Lebanon and Iraq as well
• even if that support is intended for use in Syria, or another country.

Australian law imposes serious criminal penalties for a breach of these arms embargoes, including up to ten years' imprisonment, or very heavy fines.

What Can You Do?

Use constructive methods to voice your concerns, including through our democratic processes

• participate and engage in peaceful legal protest activities, or
• write to a Senator or Representative of Federal Parliament.

If you want to donate funds to support civilians in Syria, be aware of the scope of Australian Government sanctions against the Syrian regime and choose United Nations agencies and non-government organisations that do not support either side in the conflict.

Information provided by the United Nations on the situation in Syria and humanitarian response efforts can be found at here.


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For Sale


Simple and modern Garden Gazebo 3x3m (click on image to enlarge)

The outdoor gazebo is quick and easy to assemble and features a polyester canopy and matching full side curtains with insect screens. Great for outdoor bbqs and gatherings. Only used once and is in perfect condition

Price: $260.00
Contact: Samed: 32190800




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A local homegrown initiative to offer the Muslim community an Islamic investment option has finally come to fruit after some 18 months of planning and processing. The brainchild of Mr. Yousuf Alikhan of FinancialFirst,  the Barkat Super Plan has been approved as a superannuation fund tailored for Islamic sharia compliance.


CCN caught up with Mr. Alikhan to learn a little more about how the fund will operate. 


[CCN] Let me start by asking you what the Barkat Super Plan is all about.
[YA] Barkat Super Plan is public superannuation fund like any other superannuation fund offered by financial institutions like AMP or AXA. The Fund is compliant with the Australian Law as such Barkat Super Plan members can claim special tax concessions associated with the superannuation structure. The members can make employer SGC contributions, personal contributions, spouse contribution, salary sacrifice etc. Employer can also offer Barkat Super Plan to their employees as their preferred superannuation provider.

[CCN] How is it different from the other Superannuation Funds
[YA] It has been my dream and dream of many in the community to offer Australian Muslims with an alternative superannuation fund that conforms to Islamic values. However, as Super is probably the single most important component of our retirement income, we wanted to ensure that the Islamic Superannuation Fund is not only based on Islamic values but also provides above average returns into and after retirement. We wanted the Barkat Super Plan to be associated with some of the best product providers in Australia.

[CCN] Who will manage the funds?

[YA] Alhumdulilah, I am pleased to state that the Trustee of the fund is Equity Trustee – one of the oldest trust companies in Australia, established in 1888 by an act of Victorian parliament, the administrator is Emplus - part of Millennium 3, one of the largest Financial Planning groups in Australia and is ultimately owned by ANZ Banking Group. The investment managers have over 20 years of experience in the financial markets and have a proven performance track record.


[CCN] So what makes the fund an Islamic fund?

[YA] In addition to offering a reputable and trust worthy stakeholder, the main point of difference Barkat Super Plan offers is the way the funds are invested. It is most likely your current public superannuation fund has no ethical or religious restrictions on how its member’s funds are invested. As there are no restrictions and guideline, the investment could be in alcohol producing or distributing companies, gambling and entertainment companies or non-halal food products companies. Barkat Super Plan fund managers start by filtering out any companies involved with non-halal activities such as gambling, alcohol, weapons and conventional financial services and then apply traditional financial analysis to construct the investment portfolio. Our aim is to offer a guilt-free prosperous retirement income.

[CCN] Have you obtained sanction from the Ulema?  

[YA] The fund manager investment process has been examined and endorsed by Sheikh Nizam Yaquby and Dr. Daud Bakar - eminent Islamic finance scholars to ensure that it conforms with Shariah.

[CCN] Who can contribute to the fund
[YA] Any individual who is employed can direct their employer to make their contributions to Barkat Super Plan. They can also make salary sacrifice contributions, spouse contribution or personal non-concessional contributions. Any self employed individual can make personal contribution or spouse contribution or non-concessional contributions. Any individual who currently has a superannuation account with another provider can roll-over the superannuation into Barkat Super Plan. Any employer could nominate Barkat Super Plan as their preferred superannuation and contribute the employee SGC into the fund.

[CCN] So, in a nut shell, what are the stand out features of the fund?
One of the main benefits of Barkat Super Plan is that it offers an Islamic alternative to the conventional superannuation Fund. It has most of the features offered by other conventional superannuation funds including online access. In addition, it has no entry or exit fees and aims to provide value for your superannuation dollar. It also provides a free lost super recovery service.
Finally, it has some of the best know companies in the industry associated with it.

[CCN] Who are the people involved in structuring this fund together?
[YA] There are many people from the community who have been involved in the development of Barkat Super Plan.

I have personally been involved in the development of the product. I have over 32 years experience in the financial services industry. Having worked with the likes of Merrill Lynch and Macquarie, have learnt a thing or two over the years about the financial markets and products.

Dr. Mahmood Nathie, Islamic Scholar and a PhD (Islamic Banking and Finance) has provided invaluable support, guidance and advice from the Shariah perspective.

Fouad Fattal, an experienced financial service professional and a prominent member of our community has also provided ongoing support and guidance.

[CCN] How hard has it been to get the fund to this stage?
[YA] This product is the culmination of years of deliberations and consultations in our community. The seed for this product were sown some 17-18 year back and during that period several unsuccessful attempts were made to develop an alternative Islamic Superannuation Fund. I am grateful to Allah, that our efforts have finally been successful.

Barkat Super Plan is the result of over 18 months dedicated hard work and financial commitment by several people. We have endeavoured to put together a quality product. I urge the community to support it.

Barkat Financial Services and other providers have several alternative Islamic financial products in the pipeline, however without the support of the wider community we cannot continue to offer an Islamic Investment alternative.

[CCN] Where do CCN reader go to get more information?
[YA] If any of your readers require further information on Barkat Super Plan, they can visit our website or call me on 0401 006 430 or 1800 336 911.


[CCN]  Thank you Yousuf and good luck with this venture.


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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.

Each week, CCN publishes a personality selected from the list:


No. 38

H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Missned

Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation


Country: Qatar
Born: 8 Aug 1959 (age 52) in Al Khor, Qatar
Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Women’s Issues, Media, Political
Influence: Queen of Qatar and head of Qatar Foundation and various other organizations.
School of Thought: Sunni, Moderate Salafi

Her Highness  Sheikha Moza is married to the Emir of Qatar.  She plays a very active role in promoting  a wide range of issues at home, in the Gulf region and internationally.


Education Initiatives & Leadership

Sheikha Moza is the  Chairperson of the non-profit Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The Foundation has brought some of the leading US university programs to Qatar. It also promotes international research, and provides scholarships around the world. Sheikha Moza serves as the  President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and is Vice Chairperson of both the Supreme Education Council, and the Supreme Health Council. 


International Work & Recognition

In 2003, UNESCO appointed Sheikha Moza as the Special  Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, and in 2005 she was selected  to be a member of the high level group of the UN Alliance of  Civilizations. Along with her UNESCO work, she actively promotes and protects the right to education in conflict-hit areas of the world; particularly Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan. Sheikha Moza was listed as one of the “100 most powerful women in the world” by Forbes Magazine in 2007. In addition, she was named as one of the “25 Most Influential Business Leaders in the Middle East” by The Times of London.   


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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

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: Pap, is a South African favourite at BBQs (or braais) and I prepared this for one such occasion over the weekend. It certainly made some of the South Africans feel a little nostalgic and seemed to be enjoyed just as much by the first generation Australians. I hope you do as well.
It can be prepared up to step 3 beforehand and the mealie meal added an hour or two before you serve.


Pumpkin and Corn Pap

2 cups cooked pumpkin,
1 can creamstyle corn – blended to form a puree
1 cup frozen mealies
2 cups mealie meal or polenta
2 cups water
125g butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. green chillies
1 tsp. ground garlic
3 cups water
2 Tab ghee

1. Sauté garlic, green chillies in the ghee and add pumpkin, pureed sweetcorn, salt and 1 cup frozen mealies and cook for approx. 3 mins.
2. Add the butter and stir until butter melts.
3. Add the 3 cups of water and bring to the boil.
4. Mix the mealie meal/polenta with 2 cups of water and add to the boiling mixture.
5. Stir continuously for 3mins and then cover the pot to allow the pap to steam for 5min, don’t overcook.
6. Serve hot with barbequed meat or baked beans.


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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TIME TO WALK THE WALK – 1 week until race day


Use the following program as a guide for your final week of preparation for Creswalk

Please note that the following program is suitable for beginners. For the more competitive or serious athlete, intensity, duration and frequency of exercises need to be increased!


DAY 1:
Walk for a minimum of 70 mins. (10 mins. at a moderate pace, 55 mins. at a more brisk pace and 5 mins. cool down / slow pace).

Healthy Tip: Always keep your body hydrated - carry a bottle of water with you daily!

DAY 2:
Strength training – grab your weights and challenge upper and lower body. Challenge yourself by using your own body weight through push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups, etc. Active recovery - Do an activity that you enjoy (low impact). Include your stretching routine.

DAY 3:
A session in the pool to relax/soothe the muscles while still improving on cardio-fitness. Swim some laps with short breaks in between, or opt for an aqua-aerobics session. Remember to increase your time and intensity (up from last week).

DAY 4:
Similar to day 1, however, try to jog/run for a few minutes, then slow down to a brisk walk before jogging again. Increase your walking time by 5-10 mins. or more if you feel comfortable.

DAY 5:
Circuit training – cycle, rowing machine, cross-trainer- 60min session at the gym or head to the park on your bike and take in the scenery and some fresh air. Minimum 60 - 90mins with mini-challenges along the way.

Healthy Tip: Keep your liquids up to prevent dehydration and muscle cramping!

DAY 6:
Active recovery - Do an activity that you enjoy (low impact). Include your stretching routine.  Make sure you have an early night to get the most out of your muscles tomorrow!

Have a healthy breakfast about 90mins before the start of the race. Leave yourself enough time to get to the event without having to rush so you can start the race without any stress.

PLEASE NOTE: The above training program assumes a healthy participant. Those with medical conditions or who are not already physically active, need to seek clearance from their GP before starting any form of exercise.






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 was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood.


Trying to make the matter clearer, he said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face."

"Yes," the class said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet isn't empty."


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So say: "O my Lord! You grant forgiveness and mercy! For You are the Best of those who show mercy!" 


Surah Al-Muminun 23:118


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If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?


Albert Einstein


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Notice Board


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Events and Functions

Cres Walk 2012 23 September Kuraby Madressah Fundraiser 6 October Epic Journey Course 20 & 21 October


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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Islam Basics Course Rochedale Mosque Appeal
Radio Quran Kareem Youth Spiritual Night 4 August & 1 Septe Marhaba Playgroup From Palestine to Egypt: An Epic Journey 20 & @ 21 October ZAM ZAM Water The CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards 2012 Muslim Aid Australia Al-Imdaad Foundation Australia AMYN 40 Gems Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS) Fathima Adat Tutoring Fiqh and Tafseer Classes Hall Hire Islamic College of Brisbane Kuraby Mosque Quran & Islamic Classes Table & Chair Hire Kuraby Mosque Madressa Classes Al-Mustapha Institute Maths Tutoring Service Qari Hufaaz Classes AIIC Sscholarships Sisters' House Accommodation Registration SMS Alert Services


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Businesses and Services



ACCES Removal Services


Kuraby Mosque Hire Services

Hire Services

Ahlam Haddad Tutoring

Tutoring (Maths)


Clothing Islamic Couture


Lebanese Cuisine

Love ur Body

Beauty Treatments

Brizie Biltong


Mansur Omar

Real Estate

Bismillah Repairs & Maintenance

Repairs & Maintenance

MaXimize Accountants


Brisbane Diagnostics



Health Drink

Calamvale Physio & Sports Injury Clinic


AutoCAD Training

Personal Tuition

Car Body Removals

Used Car Dealer

Muslim Directory Australia

Directory Services

Carpet Lifesavers

Carpet cleaning


Restaurant & Takeaway Portuguese Chicken

Centre for Easy Language Learning (CeLL)

Tutoring (Arabic)


Restaurant & Takeaway Portuguese Chicken

Boulevard Towers Surfers Paradise 

Holiday Accommodation

Nazima Hansa Realty PTY LTD

Real Estate



Islamic College of Brisbane Hall Hire

Hire Services



OurWorld Travel



Migration Agency

Pappa Roti

Cake & Coffee

Fathima Adat Tutoring

Tutoring (School subjects)

Pizza Lane

Restaurant & Takeaway Pizza

Gabriel Hair Studios


Rejuven8 Body & Beauty

Beauty Treatments


Plastic Mats

Samoosa Pastry Distributors


Henna by Fatima


Shakira Kolia's Driving School

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Hummy's Automotive

Car Repairs



Hussana Australia

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InWear Fashions

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The Quran Pen


Junaid Ally Properties

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Yasmeen Seedat Accounting Services


Kimaya Fashions


Lily's Fashion

Wedding dresses etc. 

Personal Training with Layla

Personal Training

Marketing Co-Op

Internet Services

Angelz Dental Care



Travel Agency

Shameema's Silk Scarves


Grand Medical Centre

Medical Practitioners

Qld Islamic Book Service

Book Shop



Health Products

Personal Wellness Coach



Ummah Store

Books, Clothing, DVDs etc.


Security Systems


Paradise Convenience

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Muslim designer clothes, jewellery


Samoosa Strips (pur)


Low Price Pharmacy



LTH Accounting & Financial Services



Child Care Centres

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Sunkids Sunkids Pari Collection Pari Collection Bismillah Repairs - note new contact number LTH Accounting & Financial Services Low Price Pharmacy, KURABYKuraby Muslima Chick @ www.Facebook.com/muslimachic FLIGHSTAR-HAJJPROGRAM-2012 Healthy Life Browns Plains Surfers Paradise Holiday Accommodation AutoCAD Tuition OFFICETEK for Intercoms,CCTVs, Alarms MaXimize Accountants Monavie Angelz Dental Care Centre for Easy Language Learning (CeLL) ACCES Removal Services Baalbak Samoosa Pastry Distributors Brisbane Diagnostics Brizie Biltong Calamvale Physio & Sports Injury Clinic Carpet Lifesavers Rejuven8 Body & Beauty Haseera InWear Fashions Personal Wellness Coach efxshop Fathima Adat Tutoring Gabriel Hair Studios Henna by Fatima Hummy's Automotive Hussana Australia Are you preparing for Ramadaan? Paradise Convenience: global groceries Junaid Ally Properties Kimaya Fashions Kuraby Mosque Hire Services Stick On Labels d'Lahorie Personal Training with Layla Lily's Fashion Love ur Body Marketing Co-Op Muslim Directory Australia Mo's Handyman Services Nando's CALAMVALE CENTRAL Nandos MT GRAVATT Nazima Hansa Realty PTY LTD Excelanz Pizza Lane Pappa Roti Qld Islamic Book Service Yasmeen Seedat Accounting Services Shameema's Silk Scarves Siitra Shakira Kolia's Driving School Car Body Removals Ummah Store Mansur Omar EliteFX


"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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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 will commence from Monday 10th September 2012 together with the Seerah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

The weekly program schedule will be as follows:
Mondays = Tafseer
Tuesdays = Seerah
Wednesdays = Tafseer

The above lessons will commence after Isha salah and will go for approximately 1/2 an hour each day.

All brothers and sisters are welcome.

Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday 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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