Sunday, 14 October 2012

 Newsletter 0414




Wisdom College Principal, Mr Ahmet Ozcelik, and Premier Campbell Newman do the unveiling 

The newly-established Wisdom College in Calamvale held its official opening of the independent school yesterday (Saturday) morning.


A number of invited dignitaries and politicians saw the guest of honour, The Honourable Campbell Newman MP, Premier of Queensland, unveil the plaque and cut the cake commemorating the milestone event.


The guests were also entertained by the college's pupils in both modern and traditional Turkish performances, much to the delight of the parents and friends of the school.


A delicious and seemingly never-ending array of Turkish foods was spread out for all to enjoy and celebrate the occasion.


The school already boasts an enrolment of over 40 pupils and the current facilities are designed to accommodate more than 100.


Wisdom College will be modelled on similar principles and ethos as its long-established sister colleges in Sydney and Melbourne.




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Article by Angela Ranke in this week's Southern Star.


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Radio National (Canberra) Interview on Q Society anti-Islam leaflets


Interviewees: Debbie Robinson, Deputy President, Q Society; 'Judy,' resident; Keysar Trad, Australian Federation of Islamic Councils


A group planning to host a visit to Australia by Geert Wilders, the Q Society, is being accused of distributing anti-Islamic leaflets to letterboxes in Victoria.

The leaflets claim the Australian Government is preferencing and supporting Islamic faith, history and culture in schools.


 'Judy,' resident, says she is incensed by the content.


The Q Society website says Australia should be based on Judeo-Christian values and opposes the 'Islamisation' of Australia.

The leaflet targets the Learning from One Another program, an initiative of the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne.


Keysar Trad, Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, says the leaflet is typical of the Q Society.


Debbie Robinson, Deputy President, Q Society, says education about Islam has no place in schools.


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Gold Coast QPS Information session



(from left to right) Hussain Baba (ISGC-Secretary), Athar Shah (ISGC-Liaison Officer), Superintendent Paul Ziebarth, Hamdi Bakar (ISGC-Property Manager), Muslim Police officer, Lisa Lynch (Police Recruitment Officer) and Shalini singh-(Police Liaison Officer)

On 12th October, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) organised a Police Recruitment Seminar at the Gold Coast Mosque which attracted over 40 participants.


Queensland Police are keen to recruit Muslim males and females from the Gold Coast to join the Police service.


This is the first time that such recruitment has been organised at the Mosque.
For further information, contact Tel : 07- 3364 8000, Fax: 07- 3364 4414
email: recruiting@police.qld.gov.au
website: www.policerecruit.com.au


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In the midst of a national debate on the status and treatment of women, The Australian Financial Review and Westpac have recognised outstanding women who are using their influence to improve business and society.

More than 350 women were nominated for the initial 100 Women of Influence awards. The finalists were selected from across the economy by a panel of leading Australians. Those chosen have been successful in their careers and influential in shaping a bold and diverse future for Australia, the panel says.

Among the list – the first in an ongoing annual awards program – was Brisbane's Ms Yassmin Abdel-Magied in the Young Leader category for her work as founder of Youth Without Borders.

This award follows on from a long list of other accolades for Yassmin that include finalist as the QLD Young Australian of the Year finalist (2011) and Young Queenslander of the Year (2010).


Entries for the awards were invited in June across 10 categories: board/management, innovation, public policy, business entrepreneur, diversity, young leader, global, social enterprise, philanthropy and local/regional.


The judging panel included Wendy McCarthy, former joint chief executive of Goldman Sachs Australia Stephen Fitzgerald, Future Fund chairman David Gonski, CEO of UN Women Australia Julie McKay, Fairfax Media director Sandra McPhee, Reserve Bank board member Heather Ridout, Allens law firm chief Michael Rose and Red Cross board member Sue Vardon.

Winners from the 10 categories and the overall 2012 Woman of Influence will be announced at a ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on Friday.


Source: Financial Review


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Taking a cue from this UK initiative there are plans to replicate the effort in the streets of Brisbane.


If you would like to help out either financially or physically call 0402 575 410 or email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A FEMALE staff member has complained that she was sacked from the Islamic College of South Australia for breaching its dress code, according to the Independent Education Union of SA.

The union has made an unfair dismissal application on behalf of the woman and also revealed the Muslim dress code was to be applied to all female staff - irrespective of their religion.

The dress code requires that Muslim female staff have their arms and legs covered and wear a hijab, or head scarf.

The Muslim woman, who was sacked last month, is seeking reinstatement and the union has launched unfair dismissal proceedings with Fair Work Australia, saying the school never said what part of the code was breached.

The college did not return The Advertiser's phone calls yesterday but the union understands the proposal for a mandatory all-female-staff dress code was not adopted.

Fair Work Australia spokesman Roger Mitchell said "we cannot confirm lodgement of unfair dismissal applications" due to privacy provisions.

The college, located at West Croydon and owned and managed by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC), could be facing a second unfair dismissal case after sacking principal Julia Abdelale last week.

She has sought legal advice.

She has not been accused of any impropriety and it was reported she had difficulties working with the board and with AFIC. She declined to comment, as did AFIC.

Source: The Herald Sun


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Report by Mariam Issadeen


Al-Nisa in conjunction with Kuraby Madrasah held a dinner to help raise much-needed funds for the Madrasah. The ladies only event took place at Michael’s Oriental Restaurant on Saturday, October 6 with over 200 in attendance.

The evening was a resounding success raising $20 000 through tickets, auctions and generous donations. The strictly ladies only environment gave many of the Muslim women a chance to let their hair down (literally and figuratively!) and prizes were awarded for the best-dressed, best make-up, best hair and best shoes by some of the many generous sponsors.

A sale table of donated items, interactive group games and lively auction were the entertainment for the night with auctioneer Susan al-Maani selling items for up to $350.


Al Nisa would like to thank the generous attendees and numerous anonymous donors for their wonderful support of the event.


Major sponsors for the night included Michael (Michael’s Oriental Restaurant), Anya Abdalla (local Muslim hairdresser) and Ayesha Goder (Herbalife).

Al Nisa would also like to acknowledge the many years of hard work and tireless support for the community by Susan al-Maani, Al Nisa member for 8 years. Susan’s selfless commitment over the years was acknowledged with a well-deserved community service award on the night.

Thank you to everyone for their support on the night, we were overjoyed to have raised double what we were aiming for, alhamdulillah!


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The Australian International Islamic College is publishing its school Yearbook.


The school has issued a call out for community and individual support of this project by making a donation and/or publishing an advertisement.


"The hard work in assembling our creative and fun yearbook has commenced and is due to be published soon, Dr Ray Barrett, the schools Principal, told CCN. "Our yearbook has been very popular, colourful and enjoyable and well acknowledged by students and businesses locally and internationally. We can therefore proudly say that we are now in the course of publishing our 6th edition!"

The yearbook promises to be informative and pictorial and will "enlighten the reader of the happenings and progress of the college for the year 2012."

To advertise or donate, complete the application form and email it as soon as possible.


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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. 42

Habib Ali Zain Al Abideen Al Jifri
Director General of the Tabah Foundation, UAE


Country: UAE

Born: 16 April 1971 (age 40)
Source of Influence: Scholarly, Lineage, Philanthropy
Influence: Globally influential through his teaching endeavours in Yemen and across the world
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni, Shafi‘i, Ash’ari, Ba ’Alawi Sufi

Tracing back his lineage to the family of ‘Ali, the fourth Caliph of  Islam and cousin of the Prophet  Muhammad, Habib Ali Zain al  Abideen Al Jifri is  a leading Islamic scholar and prominent  speaker in  the Muslim World.


Al Jifri is Director General of  the  Tabah Foundation in the UAE, member of the  board of Dar al  Mustafa in Yemen, member of the  Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for  Islamic Thought in  Jordan, and affiliated with various other  international  Islamic organizations.


Sufi Guide

As a Ba’Alawi  Sufi, Al Jifri is part of a tradition that has  been based in Yemen  for approximately 800 years and  traces back to the Prophet  Muhammad. He is influential  as a Sufi spiritual guide in the  Muslim World; and Dar al  Mustafa is an influential Islamic  educational institution  in Yemen.



Habib Ali founded  the privately-funded philanthropic  Tabah Foundation for Islamic  Studies and Research in  Abu Dhabi, a young non-profit  institution that aspires to  become a formidable source of  reputable work in Islamic  research and thought.    


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Dear CCN Readers

I wish to draw your attention to a special letter to world leaders by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on the profane anti-Islam movie in which he calls them to take effective initiatives to rein in the tendencies to hurt religious sentiments provoking unhealthy reactions.

The link to the report is here.

Zaffar Khan
President Minhaj-Ul-Quran International QLD


Newcastle players could boycott Wonga shirts    


UK: Newcastle's sponsorship deal with loan company Wonga could prove contentious with the club's Muslim players, a religious organisation has warned.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has stated that wearing shirts with Wonga's logo on could infringe Islamic law, placing some of the club's players in difficulty.

But they have denied telling the players not to wear the shirts and said it will be up to them to decide what they do.

In their last game Newcastle fielded four players who are practising Muslims - Hatem Ben Arfa, Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse.

Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, assistant secretary general of the MCB, said Islamic law teaches that earning interest on money is not allowed.

He said: "Islam does not treat money like a commodity that you can trade like food or clothing. For example I cannot lend £100 and then take back £120.

"But there is a distinction between the religious law and the choice of the individual.

"The MCB has not been in touch with the four players or the football club, we simply put the Islamic position to the people and then it's up to them how they behave.

"And in terms of football it's not just about loan companies but about betting or alcohol companies.

"I'm calling for sporting organisations and the Government to have a debate about this and see where we should draw the line on advertising in sport."

Mogra referred to the example of former Tottenham striker Frederic Kanoute, who requested not to wear the 888.com logo of the gambling website when he played for Seville in Spain.

This was because of his religious beliefs and Mogra said it was important that players' wishes were honoured.

The decision to agree sponsorship with Wonga has also caused controversy elsewhere, with MPs and other leaders in the north-east calling it irresponsible.

Yesterday Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, said he was "sickened" and "appalled" that the club had signed the deal.


Source: Independent IE


Related article: The Telegraph

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South Africa the Halal Kingdom 


SOUTH AFRICA: With the halal industry reaching over $2 trillion in value, of which the food sector alone is worth around $160 billion, South Africa has emerged as a surprising global leader in halal certification.


Although it holds the world's smallest percentage of Muslims, there are grounds for asserting that South Africa has a highly advanced halal certification program.


The Rainbow Nation is considered one of the five largest producers of halal products worldwide.


Peter Shaw-Smith reveals one of the industry's best kept secrets........


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CIA Undercover Shocks Danish Muslims 


OSLO: Revelations that a Danish Muslim convert was in reality an undercover agent posing as extremist in an attempt to trap young Muslims are sending shockwaves across the sizable minority in Denmark.

“The police and security services want us to trust them but they are sending agitators into our community to lead people astray,” Qadir Baksh, chairman of the Luton Islamic Center in Bury Park Road, told Luton Today newspaper on Wednesday, October 10.

A Muslim convert, Morten Storm (pictured), has unveiled that he was an undercover agent for the Danish intelligence service (PET) and the CIA.


He told Jyllands-Posten daily that he was recruited by PET in 2006 to track down extremists in the Scandinavian country.

He also said that he led the CIA to Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen Anwar Al-Awlaki, who was killed in a drone attack last year.

The convert moved to Luton in 1999, where he told community leaders that he wanted to start a new life after a history of extremism.

However, he started to propagate his radical ideas in an effort to lure young Muslims into his line.

“Certain people here propped him up, such as Al Muhajiroun,” Baksh said, referring to an outlawed Islamist group in Britain, which has an office in Denmark.

“They made him their scholar.”



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Saudi Arabia to limit power of religious police 


Saudi Arabia is to limit the power of its notorious religious police, raising hopes that draconian social controls will be eased in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom.


After years of complaints of humiliation and abuse, particularly from women, the all-male agents of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice could be emasculated by the reforms.

Sheikh Abdullatiff Abdel Aziz al-Sheikh, the head of the force, said that its authority to arrest and question suspects would be transferred to regular police officers, while it also would be unable to carry out raids on homes without prior and higher approval.

"The new system will set a mechanism for the field work of the committee's men which hands over some of their specialisations to other state bodies, such as arrests and interrogations," al-Hayat quoted him as saying.

Okaz, another daily paper, reported that the force's agents will be prohibited from scouring shopping centres for women failing to follow rigid dress codes.

Sheikh, a relative moderate appointed by King Abdullah in January, earlier strongly criticised one of his men who ordered a woman to leave a mall because she was wearing nail polish. The woman defied the order and filmed her argument with the policeman, later posting it on YouTube.

Soon after taking over, Sheikh barred volunteers from serving in the commission, which was instantly reduced to its full-time complement of 3,500.

The Ha'ia, as it is called in Arabic, has also enforced bans on mingling by men and women who are unrelated to each other, and on public entertainment. It has ensured all businesses close for prayers five times a day and chased errant males into mosques at the muezzin's call.

Known for having full beards - sometimes henna-dyed - and for wearing their headscarves loose, prior to milder reforms in 2007 its agents were armed with wooden canes to aid the enforcement of Sharia law.

Female activists in particular will welcome the changes, though it appeared unlikely to further significantly their primary goal of ending the prohibition on women driving.

The announcement was perhaps the most important of several reforms introduced under King Abdullah, which have gathered pace since the Arab Spring swept aside other unelected leaders in the region.


The Telegraph

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KB says: Another delightfully decadent recipe and this time its a tantalizingly delicious cupcake from niece Sawleha.   



I learnt the other day that it takes 75,000 crocus flowers to produce half a kilogram of saffron.


No wonder it is the most expensive spice in the world! 


Thank you to a dear friend who brought some from overseas for me.



Blue Velvet Cupcakes


1 cup of butter softened
11/3 cups sugar
Blue food colouring
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk


In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Once light and fluffy add your blue food colouring. Start with a small amount and increase to reach your desired shade of blue. Blend well with butter and sugar. Add in eggs, one at a time, and beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla and beat well.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the batter and beat until well combined. Add in 1/2 of the buttermilk, beat until combined, followed by another 1/3 of the dry, then the remaining buttermilk and finally the remaining dry ingredients. The batter may look a bit lumpy after buttermilk is first added, but beat well and it will combine nicely.

Fill paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full and bake at 350 degrees for approx 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Watch the cupcakes closely in the last few minutes of baking so that they do not over brown. Allow to cool for ten minutes before removing from pan, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Cream Cheese Frosting
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup cream cheese, room temperature
4 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla or vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Beat butter and cream cheese with until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add salt and vanilla; mix until smooth.


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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Ask Esat: What should I be growing now!


Q: Why is it that all the lemons fall off the tree while they are very small? It’s really annoying!


A: This is a common problem and an indication that your tree, whether pot-bound or in the ground is unhappy.


At this time of the year, the following might be the case:

• The tree needs more regular watering
• The soil needs more nutrients especially nitrogen
• Your tree needs to recover from pest attacks
• The soil has run out of magnesium


Follow the steps I have outlined here. If you need any further help or advice do not hesitate to contact me.



Vegetable Garden for the World

Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat

Organic and heirloom gardening




Need an answer to a gardening related matter?


Send your question to our Runcorn gardening guru

Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat at  maesat@bigpond.com.


All questions sent in are published here anonymously and without any references to the author of the question.


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You may not have touched a hula hoop since the 1990’s, but it’s making a serious comeback in the fitness world.


Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just child’s play – it’s challenging and will get you great results fast (depending on how often you commit to using it).

The clever fit-hoop (which is weighted) will sculpt, tone and strengthen your waist area, and you’ll burn up to 415 kj in around 10mins, all while having a whole lot of fun!






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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Jallaluddin's young daughter came home looking sad.


She told her mother, “Musharek's parents want to come home to ask for my hand in marriage.”

“Then why are you so sad?” her mother asked.

“ Mom, Musharek doesn’t believe there’s hell!”

Her mother replied, “Marry him anyway. Between the two of us, we’ll show him how wrong he is.”


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It is Allah Who created you in a state of (helpless) weakness, then gave (you) strength after weakness, then, after strength, gave (you) weakness and a hoary head: He creates as He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge and power.     



Surah Ar-Rum 30:54


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Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. 

Carl Jung


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The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani

Date: 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


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Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday 11am - 12.30pm


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The weekly program schedule is as follows:
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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.


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VENUE: Metropolitan South Regional Office, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 5 December 2012


Commencing at 5.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)



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Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au



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Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

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

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  Always with you on the road to goodness

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Society of Darra

Qld Muslims Volunteers

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH)

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

Sultana's Dream

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