Sunday, 4 November 2012

 Newsletter 0417




At around 11am yesterday (Saturday) a group of some 20 men and women from the Brisbane Muslim community handed out a thousand white roses to the public in the Queen Street Mall outside the Myer centre.


Each rose carried with it a card with a quotation from George Bernard Shaw on Islam and a message that conveyed the compassionate and peace-loving nature of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).


"This initiative was aimed at demonstrating, in a very positive and peaceful way, our objection to the false messages that the video, Innocence of Muslims, was sending out and in so doing provide an alternative viewpoint," one of the organizers of A Rose for Peace and Harmony, told CCN.


"We felt there was no better way to do this than by using the rose as the universal symbol of peace and harmony," she added.


"Brisbane has now joined with the other cities of the world, like London, Birmingham, Oslo, Auckland, to use the rose as a way of affirming the tenets of peace, goodwill and harmony that were the legacy of the Prophet (PBUH)."


Also present to observe the handing out of the roses was Minister for Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs, Greg Elmes, In a media release issued the day before, the Minister lauded the effort of the Muslims of Queensland and encouraged all Queenslanders "to look beyond the minority (of violent protestors) and to see the positive benefits which the vast majority of migrants bring to our state.”


The gesture was overwhelming well received by the passers-by who stopped, chatted, complimented and asked questions.


Once such recipient, Dominque, emailed afterwards with the comment: I was in the Queen Street Mall today and received a white rose from you. I just wanted to say thank you! It has really made my day. 


Photo Gallery


Rose preparation The Team Saeeda & Bilkish Nadia Amina Nazima Fawzia Sameera & Hafizah Mustafa and the Minister Julie, Well Wisher, Bilkish and Saeeda



Roses for Peace & Harmony



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A couple of local Brisbane lads and Sydneysiders entertained South Africa cricketing star, Hashim Amla, in Auburn at the Khan Baba restaurant in Auburn during the week.

The South African cricket team are currently in Sydney playing a three day game (warm up match) against the Australia A side.

They will take on the Australians in a test match at the Gabba this week and then fly to Perth to play another test match.


(left to right) Arshad Hatia, Dr Mohammed Moosajee (SA Cricket team's doctor and Team Manager), Hashim Amla, Ahmed Moolla, Imran Tahir (Pakistan born South African cricketer), and Riyaad Ally

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An EID Picnic was held at the Australian International Islamic College (Durack) last week.

This picnic is traditionally held after every Eid ul Adha, where a quantity of Qurbani meat is utilised to provide a free picnic, open to all the community.

It is a means of a form of distribution of some Qurban. A total of 23 lambs were donated by members of the community, from their Qurban, to the picnic.

Imam Abdul Quddous and the Board of the College, provided the facilities free of charge, to facilitate the event.

About 1500 people attended, and enjoyed the BBQ sausages, lamb chops, and curry and rice made from the Qurban.

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Dr Sohail Inayatullah

Waleed Aly and Dr Mustafa Ally

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) held a multicultural summit over two days during the week at the Queensland State Library.


The keynote address on Day 1 was delivered by Dr Sohail Inayatullah, a political scientist/futurist at Tamkang University in Taiwan and the Centre of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism at Macquarie University in Sydney. Dr Inayatullah examined the policy determinants for social harmony and 'productive diversity' in a society which is experiencing and enjoying significant demographic change through migration of various forms.


The keynote address on Day 2 was presented by Waleed Aly, lecturer in politics at Monash University and host of Big Ideas on ABC and panellist on The Project. Aly spoke on the role of media and its treatment of racial minorities in Australia.


Dr Mustafa Ally from the School of Information Systems at the University of Southern Queensland, Andrew Fraser, Senior Journalist at The Australian and Dr Levi Obijiofor, from the School of Journalism and Communication at University of Queensland took part in a panel discussion on the topic Media: telling it like it is.


A range of topics from a variety of other speakers made for a very entertaining and informative summit.

Dr Mustafa Ally, Samantha Ryan (panel moderator), Andrew Fraser and Dr Levi Obijiofor

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Thirty years after the toppling of an iconic Brisbane landmark, Haje Sultan Deen gives the Courier Mail's QWeekend the inside story of what happened during those tumultuous Joh Bjelke-Petersen's years as Queensland's then Premier.


Read the full story here.

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Revival and the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (NCEIS), endorsed by the Council of Imams QLD (ICQ), are organising a one day high profile symposium on Shariah Law.


The symposium will discuss the meaning and objectives of Shariah Law, Islamic Family law, to what extent is Islamic law applicable in non-Muslim countries, and other important related matters.


Three high profile keynote speakers, specialists in Islamic Law, will be presenting on the day. Keynote speakers include Dato’ Sri Professor Zaleha Kamaruddin, Shaykh Taha Karaan and Judge Dr Mohammad Na’im Hj Mokhtar.


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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. 45

H.E. Professor Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference


Country: Turkey
Born: 26 Dec1943 (age 68)
Source of Influence: Administrative, Political
Influence: Leader of an organization comprised of 57 Muslim-majority states.
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni

Ihsanoglu is Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)—the largest intergovernmental Muslim organization in the world, and the second largest public organization after the United Nations.

Voice for the Muslim World
The OIC often has more influence over certain issues than other organizations do, and can have a key role to play  in  world events—being more inclusive than the Arab  League  and also able to tackle specific injustices that the United Nations Security Council cannot.


Reviving the OIC

Under Ihsanoglu’s leadership the organization’s remit has widened from its previously staple issues of Islamic solidarity towards more immediate humanitarian concerns of economic and social deprivation around the Muslim World, making the organization more akin to the United Nations in its work. In January 2010, Ihsanoglu called for the creation of a Peace & Security Council as well as an Islamic Court of Justice to adjudicate between member states of the OIC.  


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As Salaamu Alaikum

A heartfelt thank you to the donors, volunteers and well wishers that made the rose distribution event a resounding success.

Alhamdullilah, we prepared and distributed 1000 white roses which we distributed in Queen Street Mall.

Each rose carried a message of the compassionate and peaceful nature of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w).

Once again Jazaak Allah. May the Almighty Allah reward you abundantly. Aameen.

Was Salaam



Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam's history     


Authorities are building a mosque so big it will hold 1.6m people – but are demolishing irreplaceable monuments


Three of the world’s oldest mosques are about to be destroyed as Saudi Arabia embarks on a multi-billion-pound expansion of Islam’s second holiest site. Work on the Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, where the Prophet Mohamed is buried, will start once the annual Hajj pilgrimage ends next month. When complete, the development will turn the mosque into the world’s largest building, with the capacity for 1.6 million worshippers.

But concerns have been raised that the development will see key historic sites bulldozed. Anger is already growing at the kingdom’s apparent disdain for preserving the historical and archaeological heritage of the country’s holiest city, Mecca. Most of the expansion of Masjid an-Nabawi will take place to

the west of the existing mosque, which holds the tombs of Islam’s founder and two of his closest companions, Abu Bakr and Umar.


Just outside the western walls of the current compound are mosques dedicated to Abu Bakr and Umar, as well as the Masjid Ghamama, built to mark the spot where the Prophet is thought to have given his first prayers for the Eid festival. The Saudis have announced no plans to preserve or move the three mosques, which have existed since the seventh century and are covered by Ottoman-era structures, or to commission archaeological digs before they are pulled down, something that has caused considerable concern among the few academics who are willing to speak out in the deeply authoritarian kingdom.

“No one denies that Medina is in need of expansion, but it’s the way the authorities are going about it which is so worrying,” says Dr Irfan al-Alawi of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation. “There are ways they could expand which would either avoid or preserve the ancient Islamic sites but instead they want to knock it all down.” Dr Alawi has spent much of the past 10 years trying to highlight the destruction of early Islamic sites.



No one denies that Medina is in need of expansion, but it’s the way the authorities are going about it which is so worrying, There are ways they could expand which would either avoid or preserve the ancient Islamic sites but instead they want to knock it all down.

Dr Irfan al-Alawi

With cheap air travel and booming middle classes in populous Muslim countries within the developing world, both Mecca and Medina are struggling to cope with the 12 million pilgrims who visit each year – a number expected to grow to 17 million by 2025. The Saudi monarchy views itself as the sole authority to decide what should happen to the cradle of Islam. Although it has earmarked billions for an enormous expansion of both Mecca and Medina, it also sees the holy cities as lucrative for a country almost entirely reliant on its finite oil wealth.

Heritage campaigners and many locals have looked on aghast as the historic sections of Mecca and Medina have been bulldozed to make way for gleaming shopping malls, luxury hotels and enormous skyscrapers. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of the 1,000-year-old buildings in the two cities have been destroyed in the past 20 years.

In Mecca, the Masjid al-Haram, the holiest site in Islam and a place where all Muslims are supposed to be equal, is now overshadowed by the Jabal Omar complex, a development of skyscraper apartments, hotels and an enormous clock tower. To build it, the Saudi authorities destroyed the Ottoman era Ajyad Fortress and the hill it stood on. Other historic sites lost include the Prophet’s birthplace – now a library – and the house of his first wife, Khadijah, which was replaced with a public toilet block.

Neither the Saudi Embassy in London nor the Ministry for Foreign Affairs responded to requests for comment when The Independent contacted them this week. But the government has previously defended its expansion plans for the two holy cities as necessary. It insists it has also built large numbers of budget hotels for poorer pilgrims, though critics point out these are routinely placed many miles away from the holy sites.

Until recently, redevelopment in Medina has pressed ahead at a slightly less frenetic pace than in Mecca, although a number of early Islamic sites have still been lost. Of the seven ancient mosques built to commemorate the Battle of the Trench – a key moment in the development of Islam – only two remain. Ten years ago, a mosque which belonged to the Prophet’s grandson was dynamited. Pictures of the demolition that were secretly taken and smuggled out of the kingdom showed the religious police celebrating as the building collapsed.


Muslim silence over the destruction of Mecca and Medina is both disastrous and hypocritical, The recent movie about the Prophet Mohamed caused worldwide protests... and yet the destruction of the Prophet’s birthplace, where he prayed and founded Islam has been allowed to continue without any criticism.

Dr Irfan al-Alawi

The disregard for Islam’s early history is partly explained by the regime’s adoption of Wahabism, an austere and uncompromising interpretation of Islam that is vehemently opposed to anything which might encourage Muslims towards idol worship.

In most of the Muslim world, shrines have been built. Visits to graves are also commonplace. But Wahabism views such practices with disdain. The religious police go to enormous lengths to discourage people from praying at or visiting places closely connected to the time of the Prophet while powerful clerics work behind the scenes to promote the destruction of historic sites.

Dr Alawi fears that the redevelopment of the Masjid an-Nabawi is part of a wider drive to shift focus away from the place where Mohamed is buried. The spot that marks the Prophet’s tomb is covered by a famous green dome and forms the centrepiece of the current mosque. But under the new plans, it will become the east wing of a building eight times its current size with a new pulpit. There are also plans to demolish the prayer niche at the centre of mosque. The area forms part of the Riyadh al-Jannah (Garden of Paradise), a section of the mosque that the Prophet decreed especially holy..

“Their excuse is they want to make more room and create 20 spaces in a mosque that will eventually hold 1.6 million,” says Dr Alawi. “It makes no sense. What they really want is to move the focus away from where the Prophet is buried.”

A pamphlet published in 2007 by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs – and endorsed by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz al Sheikh – called for the dome to be demolished and the graves of Mohamed, Abu Bakr and Umar to be flattened. Sheikh Ibn al-Uthaymeen, one of the 20th century’s most prolific Wahabi scholars, made similar demands.

“Muslim silence over the destruction of Mecca and Medina is both disastrous and hypocritical,” says Dr Alawi. “The recent movie about the Prophet Mohamed caused worldwide protests... and yet the destruction of the Prophet’s birthplace, where he prayed and founded Islam has been allowed to continue without any criticism.”

Source: The Independent


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'Islam is about real love, not just lust': The party girl who's embraced a new life as a Muslim convert

UK: Her conversion from Ibiza party girl to hijab-wearing Muslim in barely three months may well raise a few eyebrows – and she admits that her friends probably think it’s another one of her fads.

But trainee teacher Heather Matthews, 27, says Islam has brought her ‘love and happiness’ that she never found in her old ‘shallow’ lifestyle.

Mrs Matthews, a mother of two, converted to the faith four weeks ago – two months after returning from a holiday in Ibiza. And she says that the photographs of the ‘old her’ taken on that trip show all that is wrong with Western images of beauty.

She said: ‘I thought I needed to act and dress in a certain way to feel good about myself. I see girls now and think about what image they are portraying to other people, especially men.

‘It is about self-respect. If you dress and act in a certain way, rightly or wrongly, you’ll be treated in a certain way.

‘Islam has taught me about real love, not false passion and lust. I can even see the logic in arranged marriage.’


A study by multi-faith group Faith Matters found the number of Muslim converts in Britain has now passed 100,000, doubling in ten years.

The report estimated nearly two-thirds of the new converts were women, with an average age of 27 – like Mrs Matthews.

Her path to conversion began when she tried to convince her ex-husband Jerrome, himself a Muslim convert, that the religion was wrong. She was ‘very suspicious’ of the faith, and began reading up on it to support her arguments.

Although they separated last year, she continued to learn about Islam – and identified with it more and more.


Then, four weeks ago, she completed the ‘revert’ process. She said: ‘I underwent the ‘Shahadah’ ceremony of conversion to Islam by repeating a declaration of faith in front of the Imam at my local multi-faith centre.

‘I had several Muslim sisters with me and they bought me a hijab and Islamic books to celebrate. It was wonderful.’


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


This week a CCN Reader recommends


Meditations on Sufism: The Way of the Modern Darvish


 Arsalan Mozaffari Falarti



The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


                                                         Dr Seuss


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KB says: Nadia Chothia's cupcakes were the centre of attraction at an Eid dinner and the fresh rose on top was a nice touch of creativity.


Red Velvet Cupcakes


2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tblspns cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
2 large eggs
1/2 bottle queens red pillar box food colour
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
2 tsp white vinegar

1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees (160 for fan forced)
2. Whisk flour, cocoa and salt (put aside)
3. Whisk sugar and oil until well combined
4. Add eggs one at a time and mix until well combined
5. Add food colour and vanilla essence
6. Reduce speed and add flour mixture in 3 batches alternating with 2 batches of the buttermilk
7. Stir vinegar and bi-carb then add to mixture and beat for 10 seconds on medium speed
8. Bake for +- 20 minutes until done

Cream Cheese Frosting:
125gm butter
1 tub Philadelphia Cream Cheese (250gr)
2 cups icing sugar (sieve through)
1 tsp vanilla essence

Beat above until smooth.
Once cupcakes are cool frost and enjoy.

Place a fresh rose on the frosting to add a new dimension on those special occasions or top it with a raspberry and grated chocolate.

Bon Apetit!


Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to me at kbcooks@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be my "guest chef" for the week.


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Q: Dear Kareema, what is your best tip for staying fit and healthy?

A: Consistency and discipline is key! There is no quick fix for getting and staying fit and healthy.

Find some activities that work for you (that you enjoy) so you know that you won’t mind doing it again and again – REPETITION EQUALS RESULTS and remember, if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you…

Set aside time for yourself and stick to your regime.






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


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Jallalludin was looking at the red ripe tomatoes growing in the farmer's garden.


"I'll give you 20 cents for that tomato," said Jallalludin pointing to a beautiful, large, ripe fruit hanging on the vine.

"No," said the farmer, "I get a dollar for a tomato like that one."

Jallalludin pointed to a smaller green one, "Will you take ten cents for that one?"

"Yes," replied the farmer, "I'll give you that one for ten cents."

"OK," said Jallalludin, sealing the deal by putting the coins in the farmer's hand, "I'll pick it up in about a week."


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On the Day that the Hour (of reckoning) will be established, the transgressors will swear that they did not tarry but an hour: thus were they used to being deluded!   



Surah Ar-Rum 30:55


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Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)
Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter

Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

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

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

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

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

Serving Humanity

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

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Society of Darra

Qld Muslims Volunteers

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

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

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH)

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

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

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

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

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