Sunday, 25 November 2012

 Newsletter 0420




The Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ) held the first of its public community engagement forums during the week at Michael's Oriental Restaurant.


Under the theme, A Healthy Heart and Soul, Gold Coast cardiologist, Dr Nasser Essack, explained issues related to heart diseases and highlighted a number of preventative measures, while Dr Mohamad Abdalla of the Griffith Islamic Research Unit, substituting at short notice for Imam Ghazaleh (who took ill shortly before the forum), spoke on the spiritual purification of the heart.


IMAQ president, Dr Iqbal Sultan, gave the 100-strong audience an overview of the structure, aims, objectives and achievements of his fledgling organization to date.


Following on from the success of this inaugural educational evening, similar forums on men's and women's health issues are planned for the future.


For more photos from the function click here.

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The Brisbane-based Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) in collaboration with partners Improvement and Development for Communities (IDCO) supplied food aid to the vulnerable households in the Gaza Strip.


The food parcel for each household contained 19 food items:

2kg Cooking Salt, 3kg Sugar , 2kg Broad Chickpea, 1 Bag Jasmine Rice(5kg/bag), 1kg white Beans, 1kg Durum Wheat Semolina , 1kg Broad Beans, 1kg Yellow Lentil, 1kg Grained Lentils, 2kg Groats, 1kg Crushed Bean, 5 Bags Durum Wheat Pasta (500g/bag), 1 Pocket Ceylon Tea (250g/pocket), 2 Pockets Chicken Stock (432g/pocket), 3 Cans Tomato Paste (580g/can), 1 Bottle Corn Oil (2litters/bottle, 2 Boxes Cheddar Cheese (400g/box), 2 Boxes Halvah (750g/box), 6 Cans Foul Medames (400g/can).


These distributions were conducted just two days prior to the recent Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territory.


Following on from this $30 000 donation from MCF, a second joint project planned is the distribution of water tanks.


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The Islamic Society of Holland Park Mosque needs to collect $2.2 million (including GST) by 30th December, 2012 for the purchase of the property across the road from the Mosque.


By week ending 25th November the Society has raised $1.4 million as a result of:

• Donations and pledges from individuals and groups
• Sale of 2 of the 3 properties.

This still leaves another $800,000 to be raised.


What you can do to help:

• Donate generously
• Provide a short-term non-interest loan to cover the GST amount of $200K. The GST is recoverable, but it will take about 3 months.
• Provide a 12-month non-interest loan. This buys the Society time to organise various fund-raising activities and launch other fund-raising initiatives.


A spokesman for the society told CCN: "The donations have slowed down. We need people to dig deep and give generously. If everyone were to give $200 - $500 and there were 1,000 contributors, we would raise between $200K and $500K."

Details about the project can be found here.

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Sydney – Twenty leading organisations from Australia’s Muslim community have released a strongly worded statement condemning Israeli attacks against Palestine’s civilian population and criticising the Australian Government for defending what they described as Israel’s “heinous crimes”. The statement was issued in response to the outbreak of hostilities by Israel upon Palestine last week that has left over 160 mainly civilians dead and led to the destruction of essential infrastructure in Gaza.


The statement, an unprecedented unified message from both Sunni and Shia community leaders and organisations, was especially critical of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.


“We acknowledge and regret civilian casualties on both sides of the conflict. Community leaders have expressed their disappointment that Prime Minister Gillard has not taken a strong stance against the excessive and indiscriminate use of force by Israel against Palestinian civilians, as well as the continual destruction of essential infrastructure”, the statement said.


The statement also welcomed the cease fire and called upon the Australian government to exert more pressure on Israel to comply with its obligations under international law to end the blockade of Gaza.


“The Australian Muslim community declares its support for the people of Palestine and prays for the relief of their suffering. We welcome the ceasefire and hope both parties abide by it to prevent further loss of life”.


In response to the pro Israel media bias that has tarnished the reporting of several mainstream Australian media outlets, the community leaders also called upon the media to report on the events in Gaza without fear or favour


A copy of the statement and the signatories can be found here.


Source: MuslimVillage

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Presented by Cultural Media, this celebration of Palestinian cinema is centred on the theme of 'Visit Palestine'. 

Touring Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, the film festival comes to Brisbane's Palace Centro on Friday, 30th of November and will run until Sunday, 2nd of December, 2012. 
A total of seven notable short films and feature films will be screened over three nights;

Friday, 30th of November, 2012 - 7:00 PM

Man Without A Cell Phone is the debut feature of director Sameh Zoabi. Originally released in 2010, this comedy drama was a hit with audiences on the international film festival circuit. Variety described it as a unique Palestinian feature film, noting "Zoabi sticks to a gently humorous approach in a bid to set his pic apart from the increasing number of issue-driven Palestinian features."

Man Without A Cell Phone will be preceded with a special screening of two short films; First Lesson, the directorial debut of actress, Areen Omari and No News.

Saturday, 1st of December, 2012 - 6:30 PM

Tears of Gaza is an award-winning documentary by Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg. An anti-war film, Tears of Gaza follows three children through the 2008-2009 bombing of Gaza and was described as "a brutally uncompromising blast of outrage" by the New York Times.

Tears of Gaza will be preceded by a screening of Yala to the Moon, a short film directed by Suhel Nafar & Jacqueline Reem Salloum.

Sunday, 2nd of December, 2012 - 6:30 PM

On the final day of the film festival, two documentaries will be screened; the award-winning My Neighbourhood and Love During Wartime

My Neighbourhood is a short documentary directed by Julia Bacha and Rebekah Wingert which depicts the experiences of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager and his family, when they share their home with Israeli settlers. 

Love During Wartime follows the newly married Palestinian artist Osama and Israeli dancer Jasmin - described as a 'real life modern day Romeo and Juliet'. Both Assi and Jasmin are forced to live separately and the documentary charts their numerous attempts to begin their life together. 

Tickets are currently on sale for the various sessions of the Palestinian Film Festival; to purchase tickets please visit the Palace Centro website. Tickets are priced as follows; $17.50 adult, $14.00 concession and $11.00 for a child and Place Movie Club members. 

For more information on the Palestinian Film Festival, please visit the official festival website and event Facebook profile

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Councillor Krista Adams is urging locals to view the Brisbane City Council's Arabic collection, now available at garden City's library.


Cr Adam said half of council's Arabic collection of 2000 items have recently been transferred from Sunnybank Hills library.

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I am a hard-working, strong, and motivated individual with over 10 years retail experience seeking employment in an entry-level position where I can apply my skills. I am available to start work immediately.

This is my CV.


Editor's Note: The correct email address is alaa_s12@yahoo.com


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Dear Mr Baba (Secretary, Islamic Society of Gold Coast),


Thank you for the very welcoming and most educational afternoon last Saturday.


All participants I have talked to were much impressed to see the great efforts of the Leadership of Islamic Society- Gold Coast to showcase the Islamic Beliefs & Culture to the broad cross-section of the Gold Coast multicultural community. Also, it was also a great pleasure for me to catch up with my “old” friends in your community.


On behalf of Blue Care, we appreciate the excellent, community spirited work that your community does and we wish you well.

Blue Care



Many people have contacted me with donations of furnishings, clothing etc.

Unfortunately I don't have a holding facility for these items and have therefore made arrangements with the following organisations to receive these items.

1. Donations of household items to the large charities such as Lifeline, Vinnies or the Salvos will go to someone in need and therefore it is suggested that this is one potential drop off point for people wanting to make a difference.

2. Clothes, linen and toys (that are in good condition) can be dropped off to any of the Red Cross stores.

3. Non-perishable food (list) and hygiene pack donations can be dropped off to the following location at the following dates and times:

Presbyterian Church
Cnr Emma St and Shaw Rd, Wooloowin
Opening hours for donations:
Saturday morning – 9.30am to 11.30am
Wednesday afternoon - 4pm to 5pm

Naseema Mustapha
(JP Qual)
Refugee & Asylum Support
Multicultural Development Association
Phone: (07) 3337 5400 Fax: (07) 3337 5444
Brisbane Multicultural Centre
28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
naseemam@mdabne.org.au | www.mdainc.org.au


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. 48

Sheikh Mehmet Nazim Adil Al-Qubrusi Al-Haqqani
Leader of Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi Order


Country: Cyprus

Born: 25 April 1922 (age 89)
Source of Influence: Lineage, Scholarly
Influence: Leader of sizeable worldwide Sufi order
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni, Naqshbandi Sufi

As Sufi master and leader of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani order, Sheikh Mehmet Nazim Adil al  Qubrusi is influential as one of  the highest ranking  Sufi spiritual guides and traces his lineage  back to  the prominent Sufis ‘Abd al Qadir al Jilani (1077-  1166  CE) and Jalal al Din Rumi (d. 1273 CE).


Stalwart Missionary

Al  Haqqani’s travels have taken him to meet with students  and  followers of the Naqshbandi Sufi order across  the globe. This  order, which traces its spiritual lineage back to Prophet  Muhammad’s companion Abu Bakr, is  one that practices silent  remembrance of God. Al Haqqani  has a great deal of influence  with Muslims around the  globe, having spent time with the Muslim communities  in the former Yugoslavia, the United  Kingdom, the United  States, Syria, and Uzbekistan—where the  tomb of the  founder of the Naqshbandi Sufi order is located.


Spiritual Guide

Al Haqqani has ministered to the Sultan of  Brunei, Sir Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Indonesia, and  members  of the Malaysian Royal Family. He is credited for  the growing popularity of the Naqshbandi order, which  reaches  millions through his followers. In 2010 an online portal  authorized by Shaykh Nazim launched his official  online  journal titled Saltanat.org which contains articles  written by him and broadcasts his lectures via livestream. 


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Hijab first in British parliament       


LONDON: A 16-year-old girl is thought to have become the first person to speak from the House of Commons despatch box in the British parliament while wearing a hijab, The Times newspaper reported Saturday.

Sumaiya Karim a biology, chemistry, history and maths student, was speaking as the Youth Parliament held its annual session in the lower house’s chamber, where Britain’s MPs gather.

Karim, from Wokingham, west of London, said: “Wearing the hijab was my own choice.”

British ministers and opposition shadow ministers stand at the despatch boxes when they address the Commons.

The democratically elected Youth Parliament members, aged 11 to 18, are elected to represent the views of young people in their area to government.

Source: The Express Tribune





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Electronic tracking of Saudi women started       


LONDON: Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements.

Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together.
Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.

The husband, who was travelling with his wife, received a text message from the immigration authorities informing him that his wife had left the international airport in Riyadh.

“The authorities are using technology to monitor women,” said columnist Badriya al-Bishr, who criticised the “state of slavery under which women are held” in the ultra-conservative kingdom.


Arab Times


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China’s Women-Only Mosques       


BEIJING: Unlike their peers around the world, Muslim women in China are enjoying having female-only mosques and getting a unique opportunity to develop their religious knowledge.

"I feel so blessed to have a mosque I can visit,” 80-year-old Ma Guifang told China Daily on Tuesday, November 20.

“Not many female Muslims enjoy such a privilege.”

For the past 20 years, the elderly Muslim lady from the Hui ethnic group has been attending this women-only mosque, a phenomenon unique to China.


The Lulan mosque was built in 1956 by a group of Muslim women who had relocated to Lanzhou from Henan province in central China.

Prayers are led by a male imam in a mosque 100 meters away with the service is usually piped into the room through a loudspeaker to the female worshippers.

The province’s Muslim women are proud of being able to take care of their mosque.

Ma Lan, the 46-year-old caretaker, rises at 4 am to shovel coal into the boiler to ensure a good supply of hot water for the washing ritual.


Not many female Muslims enjoy such a privilege.

Ma Guifang

She even cooperates with other female worshippers in keeping the mosque clean and ready for daily prayers and Friday congregation, which gathers about 150 worshippers.

"Women do all the work here, no matter how physical it gets," Ma said.

The mosque is financed solely by donations from female worshippers and visitors as well.

"We receive about 2,000 to 3,000 yuan ($321 to $481) a month," imam Tao Jinling said, pointing at the list of donors and how much they gave.

"Around 20 to 30 people come to the mosque every day. The number rises to around 150 during the Juma prayers on Friday."

According to official data, China has 20 million Muslims, most of them are concentrated in Xinjiang, Ningxia, Gansu, and Qinghai regions and provinces.

Unofficially, Muslim groups say the number is even higher, stating that there are from 65-100 million Muslims in China — up to 7.5 percent of the population.

In general, during Muslim prayers, women may not lead men but may lead other women, which is the case of females leading prayers in female-only mosques in China.

In Islam, the majority of jurists maintain that a woman is allowed to lead her fellow sisters in congregational prayer if there is no man to lead the congregation.


Chinese Muslims praise efforts of the women-only mosques in educating females about their religion.

"Only China has women's mosques, but this is not a common practice among Chinese Muslims," said Jin Rubin, secretary-general of the China Islamic Association.

"But one thing for sure is that women's mosques can provide them with a better level of education, which Islam greatly encourages."

Wang Yuming, director of Lanzhou's Xihu mosque, which also runs a school for women, agrees.

"Muslims care about education for women because we believe they are the lighthouse of the family," he said

“Their influence helps to keep our society stable.”

The school costs the mosque about 500,000 yuan every year, but Wang believes it’s worth the cost.


Female Muslims deserve a decent level of education and the mosque is the best place to provide that.

Wang Yuming

"In addition to teaching the women about the Qur’an and Islam, we also teach them basic math and urge them to tell their children to stay away from drugs," he said.

"Female Muslims deserve a decent level of education and the mosque is the best place to provide that.

"Now that winter has come, we have to make sure the classrooms are warm enough to allow elderly students with arthritis to sit through the classes without pain," said Wang.

Studying at the school for five years, Ma Lanying, 76, said that learning is a lifelong activity for Muslims.

"I feel so proud that I can understand the Qur’an and know exactly what the prayers mean," said Ma, who walks 45 minutes to school every weekday.

Determined to change her life, Ma Aizheng, who worked as a nurse before she retired, said she makes time to study at home in the afternoon after classes finish at 11:30 am.

"Studying the Qur’an has become a spiritual support for me," said Ma.

“I didn't have time when I was working and now I have a lot catching up to do.”

Source: Islam Online


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Expansion to triple ‘mataf’ capacity 



MAKKAH: Construction work on the expansion of the mataf (the area where pilgrims circle around the Holy Ka’aba as part of the tawaf ritual) in the Grand Mosque started Thursday.

The engineers overseeing the project gave the go-ahead to set up the two largest tower cranes ever built in the 21st century in the eastern and western parts of the mosque.


The expansion has been designed in a way to preserve the Islamic identity and character of the Grand Mosque and the mataf in particular.

The project will separate the mataf from the prayer areas and link it to various floors, significantly easing the flow of worshippers as they enter and leave the tawaf area.


The top floor of the mataf will have an automated walkway revolving around the Kaaba.

The study also suggests the tawaf and the masa’a (where pilgrims perform the ritual run between Safa and Marwah) areas be provided with cable car services linking the Grand Mosque with three areas of the holy city to reduce congestion during the peak Haj and Umrah seasons.

The study recommends cable cars mainly for elderly pilgrims and those with special needs.

The expansion project will result in the mataf’s capacity being increased to accommodate 130,000 tawaf performers per hour across all floors instead of the current capacity of 52,000.

The project includes the first floor being allocated for physically handicapped worshippers and will be connected to elevators and escalators.

This floor will also be connected to the masa’a.

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Conservative campaign chief alleged racist remark against Muslims  

UK: The Mail on Sunday’s front page article last week covered the allegations that David Cameron’s newly appointed election campaign chief, Lynton Crosby, used the phrase “f****** Muslims” when advising incumbent Boris Johnson during last year’s London mayoral election. .

The Mail on Sunday attributes the claim to a source who told the paper, “Mr Crosby said Mr Johnson should concentrate on traditional Tory voters instead of ‘f****** Muslims’.

The source added: “He definitely used that phrase."

“Lynton’s view was that chasing the Muslim vote and other ethnic groups was a waste of time – and he frequently expressed himself in very strong terms. Some people found it very offensive.”

Crosby is said to have used the phrase during a discussion with other Johnson aides on whether the incumbent mayor should “devote more attention to wooing the ethnic minority vote in his battle with Labour’s Ken Livingstone.”

However, a spokesman for Crosby has stated that Crosby has “absolutely no recollection” of the tirade. The spokesman said that “It is entirely mischievous to suggest Lynton is racist in any way. He campaigned vigorously for the Muslim vote during the Mayoral race.”

The paper states that although Johnson has defended Croby and urged the Conservatives not to reverse the appointment, others have warned that “his advocacy of populist policies, and in particular his views on immigration, could lose votes.”

Crosby’s detractors include the deputy chair of the Conservative party, Lord Ashcroft, who believes “it would be a mistake to hire Lynton Crosby.”

The Mail on Sunday article adds that Crosby is known for “winning elections for Right-wing political leaders by ruthlessly playing the immigration card”, and that “he was associated with claims in the 2001 Australian general election that asylum seekers had thrown children into the sea.” 



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

This week CCN recommends


The Power of One


Bryce Courtney

(14 August 1933 – 22 November 2012)


In this majestic novel, an irresistible boy tells the story of his survival and coming of age against the background of South Africa, during and just after World War II. 



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: This is a wonderful recipe--I hadn't tried anything like this before and it turned out absolutely delicious. The saffron and the almonds added an exotic flavour to what would have been an otherwise ordinary chicken dish.


SAFFRON CHICKEN with Slivered Almonds


1 chicken cut into pieces

8 (approx.) baby tomatoes on trusses
1 sliced onion
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger and garlic
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. coriander seeds
1½ tsp. crushed jeeru
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 pinches of saffron heated slightly and to it 1 tab water
4 tab. Lemon juice
¼ cup of yogurt
¼ tsp. of elachi (crushed cardamom seeds)

1. Heat 1 table spoon of  olive oil and sauté onions.
2. When the onions are brown add all the spices and simmer for a minute.
3. Add the chicken and mix it well with the braised spices, close the lid and allow to simmer for approx. 10mins.
4. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low heat for another 7mins, adding water if necessary.
5. Lastly, add the tomatoes and contnue to simmer for another 5mins.


Served best with roti or naan bread.


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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If you missed this excellent video that was shown at the Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ) community engagement evening during the week, I hope you are inspired and entertained by this as were many of the guests at the forum:









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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The King of a Middle Eastern fiefdom advertised for a new Chief Swordsman.

After a year, only three applied for the job: a Japanese samurai, a Chinese martial arts expert and Mula Nasruddin.

"Demonstrate your skills!" commanded the King.

The Japanese samurai stepped forward, opened a tiny box and released a fly.

He drew his sword and *Swish!* the fly fell to the floor, neatly divided in two!

"What a feat!" said the King.

"Number Two Swordsman, show me what you do."

The Chinese martial arts expert smiled confidently, stepped forward and opened a tiny box, releasing a fly.

He drew his sword and * Swish! * Swish! * The fly fell to the floor neatly quartered.

"That is skill!" nodded the King.

"How are you going to top that, Number three swordsman?"

Mula Nasruddin stepped forward, opened a tiny box releasing one fly, drew his scimitar and *Swoooooosh! * flourished his sword so mightily that a gust of wind blew through the room.

But the fly was still buzzing around!

In disappointment, the King said, "What kind of skill is that? The fly isn't even dead."

"Dead," replied Mula Nasruddin.

"Dead is easy. Circumcision... THAT takes skill!"


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The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: for (Allah) does not love those who do wrong.

Surah Ash-Shura 42:40


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The best teachers are those that show you where to look,

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Alexandra K. Trenfor


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Start of Ramadhan

5 August 2013



Lailatul Qadr

8 August 2013



End of Ramadhan

9 August 2013




17 August 2013


Eidfest 2013

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

1 Sept 2013


CresWalk 2013


Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


16 October 2013




 TBA 2013


Aashooraa 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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 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

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

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