Sunday, 6 January 2013

 Newsletter 0426




.....a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us .....



Dr Mohamad Abdalla continues with Part 2 of his trilogy of advice to Muslim youth which he delivered at Kuraby Mosque during his weekly Friday khutbah.


Dr Abdalla received an overwhelmingly positive response from young and old for his earlier Part 1 sermon on the question of identity for Australian Muslim youth.


In part 2, Dr Abdalla told the congregation that because of a persistent media campaign against Islam and Muslims, young people may feel that that they didn’t belong to Australia, that they were not accepted, or that they needed to compromise their beliefs and values to fit in. He suggests a number of ways to overcome such feelings, and one of the most powerful of these ways was knowledge.


Read the full transcript of Part 2.

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The Nikah of Ayesha, daughter of Shaamilah Samsodien and Ashraf Goder, and Mohammed, son of Imam Yusuf and Ayesha Peer took place at the Kuraby Mosque after Asr on Friday 28 December.


The walimah was held on Sunday 30 December at the Kuraby State School Hall.





The nikah of Imraan, son of Yacoob and Aisha Omar of Brisbane, and Rabia, daughter of Ahmed-Aslam and Saphena Aku of Brisbane was performed in Musjid-E-Noor in Durban, South Africa on Saturday 29th December.


The wedding reception was held on the same day at Crescent Hall, Parlock in Durban.


Imraan is well known in the Brisbane community for leading the Ramadhan taraweeh prayers at Kuraby Mosque for several years.





The Nikah of Shaziya, daughter of Yahya and Zaida Hasham, and Aamir, son of Abdul Hamid and Hasina Omar took place at the Algester Mosque after Isha on Friday 4 January. The Nikah was presided over by Imams Aslam and Nawaaz.


The bridal reception was held on Saturday 5 January at the Gold Coast Convention Centre attended by over 400 guests who were treated to the specially imported culinary expertise of Mrs Rashida Bassa of Saffron Caterers from Durban, South Africa who oversaw the preparation of all of the dishes and ensured that they were "garnished to perfection".


For Mouna, lifting the veil that covers most of her face is akin to taking off some of her clothes in public. She has been wearing it, by her own choice, for the past 20 years and she says it has become part of her.

''It is a little like feeling naked in public,'' she told Fairfax Media about having to show her face in public for identification.

''When you wear it [niqab] for a long time it becomes a part of you.''

But Mouna, like dozens of other Muslim women who attended a recent forum with the NSW Ombudsman to discuss the issue, has no problem with the legislation that requires her to lift her face covering to be identified.

''I am happy to comply,'' said Mouna, ''just as long as it is done sensitively and they understand why we might feel a bit shy about it.''

The state government introduced legislation 12 months ago that everyone must remove face coverings or helmets when required, so police could properly identify motorists or any other person suspected of committing a crime.

The government included a requirement that the laws be reviewed after 12 months by the NSW Ombudsman to ensure they are working as planned.

That review included holding a forum earlier this month in Sydney's south-west with Muslim women.

Community leaders have said the women understand that the authorities have a right to know who people are, and that under Islamic law they also would be required to show their face for identification.

The discussion is more about how to deal with the women sensitively.

Amal, one of the women who attended the Ombudsman's forum, said there was a suggestion that some standard procedures could be introduced as well as increased engagement between police officers and the community.
Interestingly, Amal said in some cases it was the officer, rather than the woman who had felt ''awkward'' about the identification procedure.

Maha Abdo, the executive officer of the United Muslim Women Association, said the association was working with the Community Relations Commission on putting together a pilot training program for those who might need to ascertain the identity of women wearing the niqab. Ms Abdo said they want to break down the fear on both sides and make it easier for everyone.

That might help Mouna feel more comfortable too when she leaves the Greenacre/Bankstown area where she lives.

Mouna said that while the police in those suburbs are used to seeing women wearing the veil and have been very decent to her, she is hesitant to travel outside the area in case she is stopped.

''It makes me more apprehensive to drive outside my local area,'' she said.

''The last thing I want to do is cause any trouble. I certainly do not want to come across as someone who does not want to comply.''
Source: BrisbaneTimes

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BIBLE classes should be compulsory so children have a fundamental understanding of Christianity on leaving school, Tony Abbott (pictured left) says.

"I think everyone should have some familiarity with the great texts that are at the core of our civilisation," said the Federal Opposition leader.

"That includes, most importantly, the Bible.

"I think it would be impossible to have a good general education without at least some serious familiarity with the Bible and with the teachings of Christianity.

"That doesn't mean that people have to be believers."

But former Howard government Islamic advisor Dr Ameer Ali, said Mr Abbott's remarks were "over the top".

"It's one thing to say every child needs a good knowledge of history and geography or science," Dr Ali said.

"But it is something else to say all children should have a knowledge of the Bible. That might hurt other people who have their own holy scriptures," he said.

And the Australian Education Union's federal president, Angelo Gavrielatos, said that religion was not a priority for schools.

"There is a place for comparative studies of religion in the curriculum, but ultimately we consider it a private matter for parents and their children," he said.


Source: Adelaide Now

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Here comes the New Year! A new beginning... A fresh start... A new year full of hope, love and prosperity, inshaaAllah..


The New Year is opening its arms to welcome you with all your dreams, hopes and aspirations... Are you ready to welcome it back? Did you devise your plans? Set your goals? Reflect on your heart balance? If not, you can still refer back to our December newsletter for some help and inspiration.


Let's do it together!


This year, 2013, I want to start with you a step-by-step healing initiative. Every week,  for the whole year, I am going to send you an email that introduces one little change in your life style/ dietary habits and/or thinking pattern. Just one tiny change every week that will help us build our health together one step at a time. These steps will be cumulative, every week you'll be adding the new practiced tool to your health repertoire until, together, we build a habit. You can share your thoughts and experience on our Facebook Page. Let's talk about our progress, share our experiences, challenges, and ideas and encourage each other to stay on track.


Come and join me on our one year journey towards health and wellness. This is totally free. It is my New Year gift for you! Happy & healthy New Year!! So jump along and invite all your friends and family and let’s do it together! Starting next Monday, you'll receive one step every week that will take you closer and closer to a holistic healthy life... A life that feeds your Body, Mind, Heart & Soul.


With Health & Healing,


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Female persons required immediately in a family home in Kuraby to assist with the caring of an 85 year old lady. Interested persons please phone 0422877650 or 0433930939 to discuss details of the engagement.





Abdur Rahman Abu Ghazaleh (Imam Ghazaleh's brother) is looking for a homestay anywhere in Brisbane Southside, on the public transport route. He is studying his Masters at Griffith Uni and requires a place from 26th Jan for a year. Rental guaranteed.Preferably staying with non-Arabic speaking family.

Contact Naseema on 0424141623 or email mnaseema@hotmail.com

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NYC Subway Shoving Death: One Woman In Custody   

NEW YORK -- A woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform into the path of a train because she has hated Muslims since Sept. 11 and thought he was one was charged Saturday with murder as a hate crime, prosecutors said.

Erika Menendez (pictured left) was charged in the death of Sunando Sen, who was crushed by a 7 train in Queens on Thursday night, the second time this month a commuter has died in such a nightmarish fashion.

Menendez, 31, was awaiting arraignment on the charge Saturday evening, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said. She could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. She was in custody and couldn't be reached for comment, and it was unclear if she had an attorney.

Menendez, who was arrested after a tip by a passer-by who saw her on a street and thought she looked like the woman in a surveillance video released by police, admitted shoving Sen, who was pushed from behind, authorities said.

"I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I've been beating them up," Menendez told police, according to the district attorney's office.

Sen was from India, but police said it was unclear if he was Muslim, Hindu or of some other faith.


Huffington Post

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Mo Farah: Even my gold medals can't help me with US Customs   

UK: Olympic star Mo Farah showed US customs officials his gold medals in an attempt to be released from detention but "they wouldn't have it".

The double gold medallist moved to America last year and revealed that despite his international fame he frequently gets stopped at customs because of his Somali origin.

Farah, who moved to Britain with his father when he was eight, told the Sun on Sunday: "I couldn't believe it. Because of my Somali origin I get detained every time I come through US customs. This time I even got my medals out to show who I am, but they wouldn't have it."

The long-distance runner also said he was "blown away" at being made a CBE, but admits that missing out on a podium spot in the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) was "difficult to get my head around".

The Team GB poster boy was rewarded for his Olympic efforts in the New Year Honours list, announced yesterday.

"I'm blown away. I'm honoured," said Farah.

"For me, 2012 is done and it's time to look ahead. But I'll never forget what everyone in Team GB achieved."

The honour comes after the popular athlete missed out on a top three position in the SPOTY awards earlier this month, despite coming third last year before his wins at the London Games.

He said: "This year I had achieved the most I possibly could and didn't even get third again, let alone a higher spot.

"I mean, there's nothing more I could have done."

He recognised it was "such a strong year" and praised SPOTY winner Sir Bradley Wiggins as a "phenomenal athlete".

Farah, who is married to Tania and has three daughters, dedicated his medals to his twin girls born two weeks after he won his second gold medal in the 5,000 metres.

He added: "It's been a big year. But the best way to end it is with the ones I love."

He said he thinks he has "four or five" years of competition left in him and hopes to take part in the London marathon, possibly in 2014.

Source: London evening Standard

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Charlie Hebdo’s illustrated biography of the Prophet Muhammed   

UK: The Independent’s religious affairs correspondent, Jerome Taylor, has written an article on French magazine, Charlie Hebdo’s latest go at publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed.

The new publication entitled ‘The Life of Mohammed’ claims to be a ‘halal’ comic book biography of the Prophet. The editor of Charlie Hebdo has insisted that the book is an ‘educational work’ edited by Muslims, drawing on sources emanating from Islamic traditions. According to the Financial Times, the introduction states that the book “neither represents nor caricatures” Muhammed, adding that “his figure, the little yellow fellow Charb, is a metaphor.”

Taylor’s article defends the right of the magazine to publish the book but describes it as a ‘missed opportunity to do something profound’. Lamenting the magazine’s squandering the opportunity to engage in a meaningful educational exercise, Taylor situates its dismal efforts in the context of “a wider malaise within Europe over our ability to have a decent cerebral discussion about Islam”.



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School headscarf ban lacks common sense  

UK: Education journalist Susan Elkin, writes for Independent Voices today weighing in on the recent story on Muslim parents who are taking a Greek Orthodox school to the High Court, after the school banned their daughter from wearing the headscarf, as reported yesterday in the Daily Telegraph and London Evening Standard.

Elkin argues that the solution to the problem is “obvious to anyone with an iota of common sense” and that the child in question “should be allowed to wear a hijab provided it matches the uniform. Entrenched attitudes and confrontation are rarely an effective way to solve problems,” she argues, as the school and parents face a looming legal battle over the school’s position.

Elkin writes of the responsibility of schools in relation to students’ religious beliefs, a topic which is “subject to government guidance which recommends that schools should ‘act reasonably’ in accommodating beliefs relating to hair, clothes and religious artefacts.

“Would a uniform coloured headscarf really affect teaching and learning in the classrooms at St Cyprians? Wouldn’t some jaw-jaw be preferable to war-war in the High Court which is where the parents hope this matter will be heard?” she asks.

Elkin concludes that she welcomes multiculturalism, but that “it won’t work without give and take, mutual tolerance – and sometimes a sensitive, sensible compromise.”

As a school in a country whose multiculturalism and diversity has been celebrated and accommodated in legal codes and public sector duties, it seems strange that the school should feel a ban on headscarves is appropriate. It is worth noting that as a number of papers mention, the uniform policy on the school’s website makes no mention of a ban on headscarves, instead proclaiming that the school’s mission to “equip [students] with the knowledge, skills and spirituality to enable them to achieve their full potential and to prepare them to contribute positively to the challenges of a diverse multicultural society.”

The introduction of a headscarf ban in France as part of general guidelines on ‘conspicuous religious symbols’ in schools, has had the knock-on effect of alienating and excluding Muslim women from participating in society at large. The problem posed to equality and liberty as a consequence of restrictions on religious dress has been well documented by human rights and equalities agencies, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Watch, and the Council of Europe to name a few.

Source: Engage

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Perceptions of Islamophobia among Muslims in France, Germany and the UK    

Islamophobia Watch draws our attention to the findings of a study carried out by Jonas R Kunst, David L. Sam, and Pal Ulleberg, into Muslims’ perceptions of Islamophobia, published in the International Journal of Intercultural relations. Whilst a lot of research has been carried out on Islamophobia in wider society, this particular study aims to fill the gap in knowledge of how Muslim minorities themselves perceive Islamophobia.

The study was carried out with a sample of 1,344 Muslims who live as minorities in European countries (French-Maghrebis; German-Turks; German Arabs; and British-Pakistanis). As part of the research, a ‘Perceived Islamophobia Scale’ was developed, comprising of three subscales of Islamophobia (‘general fear; fear of Islamisation; Islamophobia in the media’)

Significantly, across the groups, the participants “appear to experience the highest level of Islamophobia in the media.” The study suggests that this is more so the case in the UK than in Germany and France from where the other samples were drawn.

Another finding of the study is that British Pakistanis perceived the lowest levels of Islamophobia of all the groups in the study, with French Maghrebis perceiving the highest levels of Islamophobia. German Arabs and Turks came between these groups.



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Divorce after 10-14 years rises among Muslim couples   

BRUNEI - Divorce rates in the country continue to rise among Muslim couples who have been married for 10 to 14 years.

The Brunei Darussalam Statistical Yearbook (BDSYB) for 2011, which was released last week, revealed that marriages lasting 10 to 14 years have consistently topped the divorce rates over the past five years.

These couples account for 20.6 per cent or 95 cases out of the 459 divorces registered in 2011. However, overall divorce rates have dropped 4.9 per cent last year compared to 2010.

Citing figures from the State Judiciary Department at the Prime Minister's Office, the report indicated that Muslim couples who have been married for more than a decade are up to five times more likely to end in divorce.

Meanwhile, 65 per cent of divorces occur in couples aged from 25 to 39. High divorce rates are also found among couples aged from 25 to 29 and 40 to 44.

Out of the 4,844 newlyweds among the Muslim community in Brunei last year, 3,105 were from 20 to 29 years of age. People who wed in their thirties account for 1,120 marriages, while 246 teenagers aged 15 to 29 decided to tie the knot.

According to the Minister of Religious Affairs, the common causes of divorce were irreconcilable differences, followed by neglecting responsibilities and providing nafkah (sustenance).


Asia One News

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

This week a CCN reader recommends


A Hologram for the King



Dave Eggers



In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great.


In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds.


This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment — and a moving story of how we got here.


Amazon Top 10 books of 2012


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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Then simply email the title and author to thebookclub@crescentsofbrisbane.org

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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 a deliciously fizzy drink for summer invented by Rubana Moola.  

Funky Green Punch




3 cups 100% juice Lime cordial
2 x 1.25L Schweppes Soda water with Lemon twist
2 x 1.25L Schweppes Lemonade
2 x 750ml Appletiser

2 finely grated Granny Smith green apples
Finely chopped mint


1. Mix all the liquids together except the garnish.
2. Fill two ice tray with the mixture and freeze.
3. Add mint and apple to the remaining drink and chill.
4. Before serving, put the drink into the freezer until sludgy.
5. When ready to serve, add iced punch cubes into the drink


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, I know you can’t target losing fat in specific trouble spots, but is there anything I can do for back fat and ‘love handles’?

A: If you’re holding weight in these two areas, it’s likely you’re eating more carbohydrates than your body can handle.


Trim back on sugar, breads, pasta and rice.


Stick to small serves of whole grains and eat good-quality protein, healthy fats and fibrous vegies rather than stocking up on carbs.


Fast, fat-burning circuits and upper torso work should help target these areas.







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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A Japanese tourist hailed a taxi in downtown Istanbul and asked to be taken to the airport.

On the way, a car zoomed by and the tourist responded, 'Oh! Toyota - Made in Japan! Very fast!'

Not too long afterward, another car flew by the taxi. 'Oh! Nissan - Made in Japan! Very fast!'

Yet another car zipped by, and the tourist said, 'Oh! Mitsubishi - Made in Japan! Very fast!'

Jallaluddin, the taxi driver, who was 100% Turkish, was starting to get a little annoyed that the Japanese made cars were passing his taxi, when yet another car passed the taxi as they were turning into the airport. 'Oh! Honda - Made in Japan! Very fast!'

Jallaluddin stopped the car, pointed to the meter, and said, 'That'll be 500 Lira.'

'500 lira? It was short ride! Why so much?'

Jallaluddin smiled as he replied, 'Meter - Made in Turkey. Very fast.'


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Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him,
and that you be kind to parents.


Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.
Surah Al-Israa 17:23


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 I want to sing like the birds sing,

not worrying who listens or what they think. 

~ Rumi


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7 January


Open Day for Sisters & Children

Ummah United Centre

3 Harris Rd, Underwood

0431 747 356

10am to 1pm

3-7 January

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0423 641 431

All day

10 January


Children's' Paper Craft Class

Sisters' House Services Inc

Sisters' House

0431 747 356


12 January


Desert Rose Dinner Night


Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0420 771 569


19 January


Fund Raising Dinner

Islamic Society of Holland Park

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0418 781 165


2 February


Services Expo 2013

Islamic Council of Queensland

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0412 010 030

10am to 1pm

8 & 9 February

Fri & Sat

Sheikh Musa Cerantonio Brisbane Tour


See schedule

0425 811 150

See schedule

5 May 2013


International Food Festival 2013

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

6 June 2013



Lailatul Mehraj

9 June 2013


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB)

0402 794 253

All day

24 June 2013



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11 July 2013


Start of Ramadhan

5 August 2013



Lailatul Qadr

8 August 2013



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9 August 2013




17 August 2013


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1 Sept 2013


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Orleigh Park, West End

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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 can be found 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
Wednesdays: Tafseer

The above lessons will start at 7:30 pm 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 27 February
Wednesday 31 July
Wednesday 20 November

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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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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