Sunday, 28 October 2012

 Newsletter 0416




In response to any misconceptions that may have been created by the blatantly inaccurate and offensive film ‘Innocence of Muslims’, the Muslims of Queensland have rallied to draw attention to the true characteristics of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) using the universal symbol of love and warmth – a fresh rose.

Giving the message that Islam is about providing guidance on how to live a fair, honest and just life with everyone, over a 1000 roses will be handed out to the public in Brisbane's Queen St Mall at 11am on Saturday, 3 November.

Each white rose will carry with it a quotation and message that conveys the compassionate and peace-loving nature of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).

As a city that has embraced all of its rich diversity of cultures and religions, Brisbane will join with the other cities of the world, like London, Birmingham, Oslo, Auckland and others, to affirm the tenets of peace, goodwill and harmony that were the legacy of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).

For more information call Mustafa Ally on 0402 026 786 or email: queenslandmuslims@gmail.com.

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Two initiatives to raise funds for the purchase an urgently needed new school bus for the students of Kuraby Special School were held in Brisbane this week.



(left to right) Mr David Forde, Dr Yunus Solwa, Mr Farouk Adam, Mr Wayne Bennett and Ms Janeth Deen at the dinner

A dinner with Wayne Bennett was held at the Calamvale Hotel on Wednesday  and over $20000 was raised on the night to help towards the cause.


Channel Seven news reporter and producer Sally Eeles was the master of ceremonies and there was entertainment, raffles and auctions through the evening.



On Saturday the Helping Hands youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, The Lions Club of Kuraby and Crescents of Brisbane joined to raise money with Car Wash and Bake Sale and Family Fun Day.


Some 150 cars were washed at the Kuraby State School and the Crescents of Brisbane's chutney burger was trialled for the first time and given the thumbs up by all.


Almost $4000 was raised on the day.


Mr Yusuf Khatree hands Mr David Forde a cheque for $1000 on behalf of the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) towards the bus appeal


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On the road to Mount Arafat (photo by Faiza El Higzi)   

Hours before sunrise on Thursday, thousands of Muslims from around the world stood in the dark on a rocky desert hill, preparing for prayers on the first day of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a central pillar of their faith.


Muslims believe that prayer on Mount Arafat is their best chance to erase past sins and start anew.

The four-day hajj features millions packed shoulder to shoulder in prayer and supplication. According to Islam, each able-bodied believer must make the pilgrimage once.

"Let all your feuds be abolished," the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said in his last sermon on the hill called Jabal al-Rahman, Mountain of Mercy, in the area of Mount Arafat. "You must know that every Muslim is the brother of every Muslim...between Muslims there are no races and no tribes...do not oppress and do not be oppressed."

Some 1,400 years later, Muslims believe on this day and at this place, the gates of heaven are open for prayers to be answered and sins to be forgiven.

On other parts of the mountain, Muslims chanted in unison, "Labayk Allahuma Labayk," or "Here I am, God, answering your call. Here I am."

On the foothills of Mount Arafat on Thursday (photo by Faiza El Higzi) 

Muslims believe the hajj traces the paths of the Prophets Abraham, Ishmael and Muhammad. The hajj typically concludes as it began, with a set of rituals at the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in Mecca's Grand Mosque that observant Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day.

Technology and the modern world have changed the atmosphere surrounding the hajj.

For centuries, the rocky mountain was a quiet place for contemplation and serene prayers. Now it is crowded with pilgrims pushing and shoving to take pictures with their iPads and mobile phones.

Many pilgrims were uploading their pictures online from the hilltop to share instantly with friends and family, while others used touch screens to read the Quran, rather than carrying it in printed form.


Casually dressed photographer Bandar Maarouf, 22, from Yemen, stood out from the sea of pilgrim men who wear white seamless garments and seamless sandals meant to represent equality and unity.

Wearing a bright pink shirt, low slung jeans and a hat turned sideways, he was taking photos for pilgrims at around $3 apiece. His camera prints the photos on the spot. He expected to sell at least 400 photos on Thursday.

"This season helps a person live. (I earn) some from here and there, and God is always giving," he said.

Some of the pilgrims' prayers had to do with current events.

Carrying a large Sudanese flag, Mohamed Ali said he was praying for an end to the civil war in Syria and victory for rebels over President Bashar Assad. "Victory is close, God willing," Ali said.

Under the stars of Muzdalifah on Thursday night (photo by Faiza El Higzi) 

"May God bring Muslims together and help us unify, and help our Christian brothers, even those who made the film against the Prophet Muhammad," he said, referring to a movie that sparked violent protests last month around the Islamic world.

Others had more personal prayers.

An Egyptian mother of three, Nadia Abdel Aziz, appealed emotionally to God to make her children behave more kindly toward her. The 65-year-old widow said she was able to perform the hajj with the help of donations from a mosque in Cairo.

"O God! I want my kids to come and see me and be sensitive toward me, as I see with other families," she cried.


With her arms outstretched, she begged God for salvation, wiping a stream of tears from her face.

Saudi officials say about 3.4 million Muslims from all corners of the world had made the pilgrimage this year.

A sea of millions dressed in white, some waving their national flags, stretched for miles in the area of Mount Arafat, many chanting in unison, their prayers echoing.

Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Oct. 26, 2012

Mount Arafat, about 20km east of Makkah, is a required stop for Muslims during the hajj.

As the sun and temperatures rose Thursday, tens of thousands of pilgrims began climbing the Mountain of Mercy.

At sunset, pilgrims headed to Muzdalifa, where Muslims believe prophets before Muhammad (pbuh) once prayed.


There, they collected pebbles walking or driving to nearby Mina for Friday's symbolic stoning of the devil that marks the start of Eid al-Adha, or feast of the sacrifice, when Muslims slaughter lambs to feed the hungry.

They made the 8 km journey from Mount Arafat by foot and bus caravan, where they spent the night, as the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did during his own pilgrimage. Millions of people slept there under the stars.


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The QPS and Metropolitan South Regional Multi-Faith community dinner at the Greek Community Centre was a very emotional evening with many communities and faiths acknowledging the work of the retiring Police Commissioner Mr Bob Atkinson.


Organized by Cultural Liaison Officer, Sergeant Jim Bellos, the dinner was attended by over 100 invited guests representing many of the city's religious faiths and denominations.


Amongst the presentations were Justin and Susan Handley from Baha’i Faith, Father David Mahrous from the Coptic Orthodox Church and Decalie Newton and Sergeant Brooke Dwyer from Crime Stoppers.


The gathering presented The Greek Club's chef the unenviable challenge of catering of a range of  dietary requirements and he accomplished this flawlessly.


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PUBLIC hostility towards Muslims is much greater in Sydney than Melbourne — by a factor of two to one — with immigrants far more dispersed across the Victorian capital, according to a social survey.

The findings show Sydney is home to a higher percentage of people born overseas than Melbourne, but they are typically poorer and concentrated in fewer suburbs than those in Victoria.

The targets of racism in Australia have also changed – Indians are now most often singled out rather than the past focus on people of east Asian descent, despite official attempts in recent years to calm anger over a spate of attacks on Indian students.

The stock take of attitudes towards immigrants offers an insight into the experience of a growing national population – up 3 million in the past decade, a figure that includes births as well as migrant intake.

The results show 29 per cent of Sydneysiders hold a negative view of Muslims, compared with 15 per cent in Melbourne.

The violent protests in Sydney’s CBD last month over the depiction of Muslims in an American-made film sparked fears of a return to the tensions that followed the 2005 Cronulla riots, prompting an immediate condemnation from Islamic leaders. But the survey findings also warn of broader problems creeping into immigrant neighbourhoods in both cities, with people born in Australia more likely to feel vulnerable in their homes than those of non-English speaking backgrounds.

The research, released today, is built on data collected over several years by Monash University, backed by the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Multicultural Foundation.

The surveys, drawing on a sample of 15,000, also delve into the fears and aspirations across the country. The economy, the quality of politicians, and boats ferrying asylum seekers ranked as the three most serious problems facing Australia.

Boat arrivals are toxic for the Gillard government: the results show 6 per cent of people think Labor is doing a good job, compared with an overwhelming 66per cent vote of disapproval.


Many immigrants are actually more positive about Australia than Australian-born because their reference point is where they come from.

Andrew Markus

Only one in four people believe people arriving by boat should be eligible for permanent residence; 62 per cent of Greens voters are in favour.

The survey is not all bad news. Most are convinced by the statement ‘‘Australia is a land of economic opportunity where in the long run, hard work brings a better life’’ – an optimism especially felt among people who speak a language other than English at home.

‘‘Many immigrants are actually more positive about Australia than Australian-born because their reference point is where they come from,’’ said the study author, Andrew Markus.

But a breakdown of the findings, examining migrant hubs in Sydney and Melbourne around Bankstown and Dandenong, suggests that trust is fraying between migrants and those born locally.

Third generation Australians – people born here of parents also born in Australia – are far more likely to be dissatisfied living in one of these neighbourhoods.

Nationwide, only 28 per cent of Australian-born people felt unsafe walking alone at night – but the concern shot up to 50 per cent in the local findings.

Third-generation Australians are also twice as likely than those of non-English speaking backgrounds to report life in their local area has become much worse and see the migrant intake as ‘‘too high’’.

Hass Dellal, from the Australian Multicultural Foundation, said the split between Sydney and Melbourne on views of Muslims resulted from more work in Victoria to engage the Islamic community.


Source: Sydney Morning Herald


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Report by the AlKhauthar Institutes


Last weekend AlKauthar Brisbane held its final course for 2012 at Griffith University Mt.Gravatt Campus.


The tafseer of Surah Yusuf given by our dynamic instructor Sheikh Daood Butt was one not to be missed.


The Pearls of Wisdom submitted by the students during the course speak for themselves with regards to some of the 1000’s of important lessons that can be derived from this surah.


“The Qur’an was revealed not just to be read, nor merely to be memorised; but also that its verses are pondered over...” And thus we all pondered this surah over two full days which passed by in the blink of an eye.


“Time is the most precious gift & it is a person’s capital...” The importance of time and patience was made evident throughout the story as demonstrated by both Yusuf (AS) and his father Yaqub (AS).


“Don’t wait to fix your relationship with your parents- start now by asking them to forgive you.” The Surah deals with the importance of parents and family in our lives and how we should interact with them.


The most intriguing topic of dreams was also discussed as the Prophet Yusuf (AS) was gifted with the ability to interpret dreams. As the Sheikh summarised regarding peoples interest in dreams, “Why are we all interested in dreams when reality is in front of us all the time.”


The above are just a few of the dominant themes that emerge from one surah of the Quran.


Imagine what we would gain if we studied more of this beautiful religion.


Join AlKauthar Brisbane in 2013 for more exciting courses. Starting the year Insha’Allah is, “Signs of the Hour” with Ustadh Yahya Ibrahim which is tentatively scheduled for March 23rd and 24th. This course deals with the signs of the Day of Judgement which is always a good reminder to those living in the present. As some of the minor signs are already occurring this should help increase our Iman to better following the religion of Allah in our daily lives.


Jazakallahu khairan to all those who helped out with AlKauthar Brisbane in 2012 and we hope to see you all again in 2013.


Barak’allahu feekum from the AlKauthar Brisbane team.


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Working sister seeking accommodation to share with another sister(s) in Brisbane area.
Contact by email: periotta11@hotmail.com.




Australian International Islamic College is seeking an experienced person to work in their admin and library. Must be computer literate and have administration skills.

Please email CV to admin@aiic.qld.edu.au or phone Mariam Ali 3372 1400 for further information.




As-Salaam Institute is undertaking a Charity Support Drive particularly to aid asylum seekers entering Brisbane. For more information click here.


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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. 44

H.E. Sheikh Professor Dr Mustafa Ceric
Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Born: 1952 (age 59)
Source of Influence: Administrative, Scholarly
Influence: Grand Mufti of 1.6 million Bosnian Muslims
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni

Sheikh Mustafa Ceric is a guiding light for Islam in Europe and the leading Islamic authority there; he became Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993. Ceric is outspoken on interfaith  initiatives  in the Muslim World and is considered one  of the  most influential Muslim leaders of current times. 


Advocate of Cross-Cultural Engagement

In 2006, Ceric issued the ‘Declaration of European  Muslims’ to the European Union stating that European Muslims  are dedicated to the common values of law, tolerance, democracy and human rights, the value of life, faith, freedom, property, and dignity. In May 2009 Ceric disregarded warnings of possible violent protest by visiting Serbia and spoke at a sermon in the town of Tutin about the  need for Bosnian and Serbian Muslims to unite as one entity. 


Peace Activist

Ceric joined the International Religious Advisory Council  of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in 2008, committing  himself to its mission of promoting respect and religious  pluralism through discussions on social injustice.    


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Assalaam alaikum all,

A very important initiative has been launched, in asking Muslims to send Salawat upon the Prophet, upon whom be peace and blessings of Allah. Please do not ignore this, and act. This is the single most important social act of mercy you can do- encouraging people make salawat upon the praised most highly by Allah Ta’ala.

Please send an invitation to your contacts and mailing lists, asking people to pledge, at http://www.1billionsalawat.com/

Was Salaam
Afroz Ali
Founder & President-Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences & Human Development

Email: aali@alghazzali.org 
Web: http://alghazzali.org 


Turkish Beach Resorts Cater to Pious Muslims    


BODRUM, TURKEY — During this Islamic holiday season of Eid, many Turks are booking a new kind of accommodation: an Islamic, or Halal Hotel. The popular Bodrum resort has begun catering to the country’s increasingly affluent pious-Muslim population.


At first glance the Sultan Beach Hotel near the Turkish resort of Bodrum appears like any other seaside hotel with its swimming pool, sun chairs, and people sipping cool drinks. But on closer examination there are no women to be seen by the pool and not a drop of alcohol. The hotel is strictly run in accordance with the Islamic faith.

Owner Ali Bicakci prefers the word “alternative” over “Islamic” when describing his hotel. He says they are meeting a new need.

The Aegean Sea resort is a popular holiday destination for Turks. It is synonymous for wild parties and drinking. “Bedroom Bodrum” is a common saying among the million or so annual visitors.

But the religious setting offered by the Sultan Beach hotel, with its separate pool for women, as well as facilities for prayer, and a strict ban on alcohol, appears to be a winning formula for the guests.

Models present swimwear for Muslim women by Malaysian designer Aktif Bestari at the Islamic Fashion Festival, November 3, 2010.



The Halal Focus


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Consent in Shari’ah arbitration likened to ‘consent in rape’  


UK: The Daily Telegraph on Saturday reported on Friday's debate in the Lords on the Arbitration and Mediation Services bill introduced by Baroness Cox. During the debate, one peer, Baroness Donaghy, stated that ‘mutuality’ in the context of consenting to the use of Shari’ah arbitration councils was “as consensual as rape”.


From the Daily Telegraph:

“Muslim women in Britain are being forced to “live in fear” because of the spread of unofficial and unregulated sharia courts enforcing Islamic rules, the House of Lords was told.

“Rulings by informal religious “councils” and tribunals are sometimes no more “consensual” than rape, peers were told.

“The warnings came in the first ever full Parliamentary debate on the subject in the UK.

The comments concern a bill which was introduced last year by Baroness Cox with the intent to ensure that “Islamic courts would be forced to acknowledge the primacy of English law”.

The article continues that “The bill, which had its first full debate yesterday, would make it a criminal offence for such bodies to style themselves as courts or those chairing them to pose as judges.

“It would also limit the activities of arbitration tribunals and explicitly require them to uphold equality laws including women’s rights.

Baroness Cox gave a number of examples during the debate, which she described as “the tip of an iceberg as many women live in fear, so intimidated by family and community that they dare not speak out or ask for help.”

The comments likening consent to the use of the arbitration councils to ‘rape’ came from Baroness Donaghy, who said that “The terms of reference have to be mutually agreed beforehand and there has to be acceptance of the final outcome.

“I am…concerned that the definition of mutuality is sometimes being stretched to such limits that a women is said to consent to a process when in practice, because of a language barrier, huge cultural or family pressure, ignorance of the law, a misplaced faith in the system or a threat of complete isolation, that mutuality is as consensual as rape.”


The Daily Telegraph


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


This week a CCN Reader recommends


The Argumentative Indian




Amartya Sen



In sixteen linked essays, Nobel Prize--winning economist Amartya Sen discusses India's intellectual and political heritage and how its argumentative tradition is vital for the success of its democracy and secular politics. The Argumentative Indian is "a bracing sweep through aspects of Indian history and culture, and a tempered analysis of the highly charged disputes surrounding these subjects--the nature of Hindu traditions, Indian identity, the country's huge social and economic disparities, and its current place in the world" (Sunil Khilnani, Financial Times, U.K.).



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: Here's an incredibly quick, easy, and budget-friendly recipe that's great on its own when served with chips and salad or in a burger for a more substantial meal. What's also so good about this recipe is that the ingredients are usually always in my pantry and fridge.




• 2 small cans of mustard seeded tuna
• 1tsp teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1/2 cup bread crumbs
• 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
• 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
• 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• A couple of squirts tabasco sauce
• 1 tbsp. green chilies
• ½ cup of canned peas
• 1 egg

1.  In a medium bowl, mix together all the above with a fork, form into balls and flatten into a patty using floured hands.
2. Heat a griddle and grease with a little olive oil and cook the patties, remove when brown on either side.


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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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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Prince Ali bin Taj walked into a branch of Arab Bank to cash a cheque. As he approached the cashier he said, "Good morning, could you please cash this cheque for me?"

Jallalludin, the bank's cashier was in attendance: "It would be my pleasure Sir. Could you please show me your ID?"

Sheikh Ali bin Taj: "Well I didn't bring my ID with me as I didn't think there was any need to. I am Sheikh Ali bin Taj, the Prince of all of this fiefdom"

Jallalludin: "I'm sorry, but with all the regulations, monitoring of the banks because of impostors, fraud and forgers, etc. I must insist on
proof of identity."

Sheikh Ali bin Taj: "Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you.
Everybody knows who I am."

Jallalludin: "I am sorry Prince but these are the bank rules and I must follow them."

Sheikh Ali bin Taj: "I need this cheque cashed."

Jallalludin: "Perhaps there's another way: One day Mohammed Ali came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Mohammed Ali he pulled out his gloves and did the Ali shuffle. With those moves we knew him to be Mohammed Ali and cashed his cheque.

Another time, Mo Farah came in without ID. He pulled out his Olympic medals and ran around the block a hundred times. With the speed with which he finished his run we cashed his cheque. So sir, what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you, the Prince?"

Sheikh Ali bin Taj stood there thinking and finally says: "Honestly, I can't think
of a single thing I'm good at."

Jallalludin: "Will that be large or small notes?"


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O you who believe! Do not follow Satan's footsteps: if any will follow the footsteps of Satan, he will (but) command what is shameful and wrong... 



Surah An-Nur 24:21


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Learn from the mistakes of others - you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

Martin Vanbe


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 As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

Free Monthly Tafseer Class

Telecast Live from Sydney

The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani

Date: 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


Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


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


Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


The weekly program schedule is 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.


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


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)



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

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