Sunday, 21 April 2013

 Newsletter 0441




The Auburn Tigers women's Aussie Rules team in turning heads, with its team made up of mostly Muslims.


Players Laila Ibrahim and Walae Chehade chat to Sunrise about the growth of their team.



Crescent Wealth, Australia's first Islamic wealth manager and sponsor of the Crescent Wealth CresWalk2013 Fun Run&Walk, has entered into a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Tigers to help the club continue to expand in their local community of Auburn and surrounds.


Auburn Tiger’s Women’s Club Co-Founder Amna K-Hassan, 24, said the sponsorship agreement comes at the right time for the young club as it is looks to grow and encourage more females in Western Sydney to get active and involved in the community.


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The launch of the new eLearning system, Al Ustaadh ONLINE, will take place on Saturday 27 April.


The systems has been especially designed to enable Islamic teachers, Imams, mualims and mualimas to develop their courses and interact with their students over the Internet and to support their face-to-face classes.

At this launch you will learn about the learning paradigm of the future and:

1. The tools and components of the AL USTAADH ONLINE e-learning platform
2. The pedagogical foundations on which the AL USTAADH ONLINE e-learning platform is based
3. The benefits of the AL USTAADH ONLINE e-learning platform to you as a teacher and to your students
4. The ease with which you can develop courses with only basic computer skills, and interact and engage with your students

There will also be an opportunity for you to get a first-hand practical exposure to the AL USTAADH ONLINE e-learning platform.

As the computer facilities are limited, numbers are very restricted and you are requested to RSVP to info@alustaadh.com by Wednesday 24 April. Only a few places remain available.

TIME: 10am (prompt) to 12pm
VENUE: Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha
ROOM: Library

Teas and Lunch will be provided.

For more information email info@alustaadh.com or call 0402 026 786.

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This month's students of the month at the Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) are Sabekun Naher, Grade 1, for her progress in all key learning areas and her extra effort to always present neat work; and Domenic Loder, Grade 3, for being a well organised, reliable and considerate class member, who does his best.


Grade 4 Momina Akter (who is not present in the photo) was recognized for being a thoughtful and caring class member, who displays a wonderful attitude towards her peers.

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Samira El Khafir, Lebanese/Syrian born and raised in Melbourne and Faiza Rehman of Pakistani background will be contestants in the new MasterChef Australia 2013 series.


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Your mother deserves more than just burnt toast in bed this Mother’s Day!

So bring your family (especially your mother) along to this year’s Mother’s Day Brunch hosted by the Islamic Society of Algester and relax and tuck into some amazing food.


With activities to keep the young ones occupied, it’s truly a great way to say “Thanks for putting up with me all year mum!”.


She might even walk away on the day with an awesome lucky door prize!


Click on image on right for more details.

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Bonds of Attraction, the 3rd Annual Islamic Convention, was held by the Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN) and the HikmahWay Institute in Brisbane and in Perth, offering an "exciting and rewarding opportunity" to get the most out of marriage and family life, no matter what kind of member of the family you are.


Experienced and knowledgeable speakers from different parts of the globe addressed contemporary and modern issues with topics such as "Hollywood Marriages VS Islamic Marriages", "Islamic Parenting - Tips and Advice" and "What Makes a Compatible Husband/Wife".


Some of the speakers included Sheikh Aslam AbuIsmaeel who "shared with us his enlightening knowledge and experience", and Sheikh Hussein Yee who "caused us to laugh and cry with his wisdom and advice".


"There is no doubt that those who attended not only benefited, but also enjoyed learning from some of the best while getting to meet and enjoy the company of other fellow Muslims in their search for knowledge," a spokesperson for AMYN told CCN.

But don't worry, it's not over yet! Courses and follow-up webinars are still available as an opportunity for those who want to increase their knowledge and to get the most out of family life, whether they are single, married, divorced or just want to gain the pleasure and guidance of Allah!


You benefited from the convention, so increase your benefit! Missed out? Then don't miss out on this chance, visit http://bondsofattraction.com/index.php/premium-counselling and find out how you can live 'happily ever after'.

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Classes for children ages 3-5 years old commenced at the AMYN Centre on Tuesday 16 April.


However, enrolment for the class are still open.


The classes will run from 9-11am, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


They are being taught by an experienced preschool teacher. Children will learn the Arabic Alphabet, daily du’as, small Surahs of the Qur’an and Islamic History. Lessons will cost $5. Invest in your child’s future and make them a source of rizq for you. For sisters, please contact 0490022843 for further information.

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Muslim Aid Australia CEO, Sheikh Hassan Elsetohy, visited South Africa recently where, amongst other projects, he delivered sandwiches to hospitals with local NGO partner, Al-Imdaad foundation, as part of the Slice4Life Hospital Feeding Program in South Africa.

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Siitra Shop 1/116 Compton Road Woodridge
Phone Number: 32995556

Ms Nicky Allouche opened Siitra as the first Muslim wear shop in Brisbane in 2007. She was the driving force behind the scenes giving generously to many organizations and fundraisers and taking part in multiple fetes.

Siitra will be closing down very soon and Ms Allouche and her staff would like to thank everyone for supporting Siitra over the last past 5 years


So come in and grab a bargain while stocks last




Mohammed has completed a Bachelor degree in business majoring in both Human Resource Management and Marketing Management. He possesses excellent conflict resolution skills, customer service, relationship building, a strong background in sales and private enterprise combined with research skills. He is also fluent in three languages and has diverse cultural knowledge and understanding.


Mohammed is currently self-employed, providing business consultancy support for newly developing enterprises particularly those seeking to establish businesses in Australia and New Zealand.


If you want to know more about Mohammed or you can help him find a job please email him at suby2@bigpond.com.au or call him on 0400 809 775.





Room for rent in a large house in Mount Gravatt. You would be sharing with two other brothers. The house is situated on Logan Rd and is walking distance to Mount Gravatt Shopping Centre on Creek Rd.

The house is a short drive to Griffith University and Garden City Shopping Centre.

There is a bus stop right outside the house, as well as nearby shops and restaurants.

Rent is $135 a week and includes all utilities and unlimited use of internet.

Please contact Mustafa on 0416 347 107

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Online registration for Crescent Wealth CresWalk2013 is now open.



Crescents of Brisbane is proud to announce our partnership with Crescent Wealth, in this year's 10th Anniversary Crescent Wealth CresWalk2013.


Crescent Wealth is Australia's First Islamic Wealth Manager. They offer an innovative series of ultra-ethical investment funds that are based on Islamic investment principles, unique in the Australian market. Similar to socially responsible investing, Crescents Wealth also filters out socially detrimental activities such as gambling, alcohol and weapons.


This year's Crescent Wealth CresWalk2013 will start later than in previous years at 10am to allow everyone to enjoy the early winter mid-day sun and to celebrate the 10th anniversary with an after run/walk FAMILY PICNIC IN THE PARK with a free lunch, activities, tug-of-war, lucky draw prizes and loads more!


Hurry and get your registrations in because this year ONLY THE FIRST 400 registrations will receive a commemorative t-shirt.


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This week's nasheed, Tala Al'badru Alayna, is brought to you by the organizers of the Queensland Nasheed Competition (click on the thumbnail for more details).






طلع البدر علينا Oh the white moon rose over us

من ثنيات الوداع From the valley of al-Wadā‘

وجب الشكر علينا And we owe it to show gratefulness

ما دعى لله داع Where the call is to Allah.

أيها المبعوث فينا ’ayyuha 'l-mab‘ūthu fīnā Oh you who were raised among us

 جئت بالأمر المطاع ji’ta bi-l-’amri 'l-muṭā‘ Coming with a word to be obeyed

 جئت شرفت المدينة ji’ta sharrafta 'l-madīnah You have brought to this city nobleness

 مرحبا يا خير داع marḥaban yā khayra dā‘ Welcome best caller to God's way

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Dear Editor,

Please subscribe me at my new email address.

I was a previous subscriber under my  work email address, but only working casually nowadays, so personal email works best.

Thanks a lot for your ongoing publication!

It was always a highlight to rock up to work with a coffee on Monday mornings and find the latest newsletter sitting in my inbox!


Now look forward to the same pleasure, but from home instead!

Warmest regards,


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Fethullah Gülen, Abdullah Öcalan and Malala Yousafzai make Time’s 100 most influential people list


Gülen(L) and Öcalan were ranked 65th and 71st respectively

The jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK, Abdullah Öcalan, and Turkish religious scholar Fethullah Gülen have been selected in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most-influential people in the world, published on April 18, in the 65th and 71st positions respectively.


The choice of the two much-debated names in the category of “leaders,” was accompanied with short profiles that justified their importance and weighed current political conjuncture.

The choice of the author for the profile of Öcalan, engaged in peace talks with the Turkish government in a bid to find a solution to the thorny Kurdish issue, was also significant as it was penned by Sinn Fein’s leader, Gerry Adams. Adams, himself a key figure in truce negotiations between the British government and Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the mid-‘90s, argued that Öcalan’s recent move to reach a deal with the Turkish authorities required “leadership.”

“[Öcalan] has become a voice for peace, a leader willing to offer the hand of friendship to those he has fought against for most of his life,” Adams wrote, quoting excerpts of Öcalan’s call for cease-fire delivered during Nevruz celebrations in Diyarbakır, March 21. “Persuading enemies that there are alternative ways to resolve long-standing differences takes patience and a willingness to engage in dialogue, but most important, it requires leadership,” he added. Adams also commended what he interpreted as Öcalan’s “vision” and called on the Turkish government for his release.

Gülen’s profile was written by The New York Times’ former correspondent in Turkey, Stephen Kinzer. Kinzer said that although Gülen lived in self-imposed exile, secluded in retreat in his Pennsylvania home, his influence in the government and security forces was “immense.”

“Gülen is also a man of mystery. His influence is exercised by graduates of his schools who have reached key posts in the government, judiciary and police. This makes him seem like a shadowy puppeteer, and he is scorned by almost as many Turks as love him,” Kinzer said, noting that he had founded schools in around 140 countries. “As the most potent advocate of moderation in the Muslim world, Gülen is waging an urgently important campaign,” Kinzer wrote.


Source: Hurriyet Daily News and Yahoo News

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Coffee and qahwa: How a drink for Arab mystics went global


The Arab world has given birth to many thinkers and many inventions - among them the three-course meal, alcohol and coffee. The best coffee bean is still known as Arabica, but it's come a long way from the Muslim mystics who treasured it centuries ago, to the chains that line our high streets.

Think coffee, and you probably think of an Italian espresso, a French cafe au lait, or an American double grande latte with cinnamon.

Perhaps you learned at school that the USA became a nation of coffee drinkers because of the excise duty King George placed on tea? Today ubiquitous chains like Starbucks, Cafe Nero and Costa grace every international airport, and follow the now much humbler Nescafe as symbols of globalisation.

Coffee is produced in hot climates like Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam and Indonesia, and you could be forgiven if you thought it is a product from the New World like tobacco and chocolate. After all, all three became popular in Europe at more or less the same time, in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

In fact, coffee comes from the highland areas of the countries at the southern end of the Red Sea - Yemen and Ethiopia.


Although a beverage made from the wild coffee plant seems to have been first drunk by a legendary shepherd on the Ethiopian plateau, the earliest cultivation of coffee was in Yemen and Yemenis gave it the Arabic name qahwa, from which our words coffee and cafe both derive.

Qahwa originally meant wine, and Sufi mystics in Yemen used coffee as an aid to concentration and even spiritual intoxication when they chanted the name of God.


BBC News Magazine

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One-day Hijab Leads Young Briton to Islam


“I then began reading the Qur’an and the words in the Qur’an seemed logical and clear, rather than in the Bible where they tend to waffle," Jess said

CAIRO – A one-day experience of wearing hijab has led a 21-year-old Briton to read more about Islam and eventually embracing the religion.

“I took part in the first World Hijab Day and challenged myself to wear the hijab for a month,” Jessica Rhodes told Muslim Mirror

“I then began reading the Qur’an and the words in the Qur’an seemed logical and clear, rather than in the Bible where they tend to waffle.”

Rhodes, from Norwich, was among scores of non-Muslims around the world who donned hijab as part of the annual World Hijab Day on February 1.

The event was meant to clear misconceptions that the headscarf, an obligatory code of dress, is a symbol of suppression of women in Islam.

After wearing the outfit, Rhodes says that she could not remember what it felt like to go without wearing hijab.

After the experience, Rhodes began to read more about Islam to know better about the religion.

“I also did some research into Islam as a whole and felt that it was an inclusive religion that could give me the answers I was looking for,” she said.

Deciding to revert to Islam, Rhodes was met with mixed reactions to her conversion.

“It was a bag of mix,” she recalled.

“Parents were not happy but they accept my decision. My in-laws have been extremely supportive,” Rhodes said.

“My friends are unfortunately a mixed bag – some are happy with my decision, others want to argue with me about it, and still others walked out of my life altogether.”


The young Briton complains that many Muslims fail to reach out to new converts to help them know better about Islam.

“I have had some support, but not many people seem to want to reach out to me,” Rhodes lamented.

“It is always me asking for help.”

She says that many Muslims are “narrow-minded” about different interpretation of the Qur’an.

“When I go and ask questions, people quote the Qur’an at me and do not seem open to a convert’s interpretation of the Qur’an,” Rhodes said.

“They can improve this by being more open-minded to other interpretations, because it is not just Westerners who can be narrow-minded, misguided etc.”

The young Briton also complains that the reaction of some Muslims sometimes leads her to consider going back on her conversion.

“Sometimes I am unsure – the reaction from most of the Muslims that I have spoken to has led me to feel like I should leave Islam and go back to paganism as in that religion I was given a choice about how I practice my religion, and nobody cared if I did things my way or another way,” she said.

“As for the Muslim ummah… that is in the hands of Allah. If people worldwide, of all walks of life, are more open-minded perhaps we can move forward,” Rhodes said.

“But if not, we will simply continue to be in a mire of misconceptions, anger and pointless wars.”
Britain is home to a Muslim community of nearly 2.5 million.

Source: OnIslam

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KB says: This week it is one of the healthy treats planned for the Crescents of Brisbane Healthy Life workshop on Saturday 18 May. (Don't forget to get your tickets, if you haven't already). 

 Steak/Chicken Quiche




125g melted butter
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup cheese
1 cup cooked steak/chicken
1 tsp ground ginger and garlic
½ tsp green chillies
1 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 ½ cups flour
2 beaten eggs
¼ cup milk
¼ cup water
1 cubed tomato
1 green pepper
1 onion
Chopped greens
½ tsp dried parsley




Mix all the ingredients together and put into greased patty pans and bake at 180C for +- 15 min.


Serve with assorted chutneys.


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: How can I get my child to eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: This may seem like a challenging task however by being creative and offering different fruits and vegetables presented in many different ways this can be achieved.


Children take time to develop a taste for foods, so if they refuse a fruit or vegetable once, try again another day!


Try these tips:

- Make a delicious fruit smoothie with fresh fruit, milk and yoghurt
- Add fruit to baked goods and other recipes
- Serve fresh fruit skewers with yoghurt for a healthy, colourful snack.
- Cut fruit and veg into shapes and make pictures. E.g. Vege person, flower shaped watermelon with a line of grapes as the stem.
- Offer chopped fresh vegetables with salsa or dip
- Grow a vegetable garden - great exercise plus the whole family can enjoy garden-fresh produce
- Take the children grocery shopping with you and let them choose fruit for the week


Need an answer to a question on nutrition?

Send your question to Fathima Abdoola at  fathima.abdoola@uqconnect.edu.au

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


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Q: Dear Kareema, I’ve just started kickboxing and Combat classes as part of my exercise regime. I know it’s early days yet, but I’m struggling with some of my kicks and was wondering if there was anything you could suggest I do to improve or kick with more control (apart from the obvious which is consistency)?

A: Stretch, stretch and stretch some more! It’s a great way to help with controlling your kicks. For your high-kicking best, try the butterfly stretch. Both inner-thighs and hips can become stiff from standing or sitting all day, and inflexibility in these areas can sometimes even cause weakness and pain through the lower back and hips.

Sit on the grass or yoga mat with the soles of your feet together. Pull your heels as close to your bottom as you can.
Sit up tall and try to get your knees closer to the grass or mat. To intensify the stretch, use your elbows to push down your knees. As you become more flexible you’ll find the stretch easier to do.

Another great stretch to help with your kicks is the frog pose. Lie down facing your mat, with elbows under your shoulders take your knees as wide as you can and move your body forward and back until you feel the stretch – hold both stretches for about 1 – 2 minutes. Enjoy more controlled and even higher kicks as the weeks go by!








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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70-year old Jallaluddin, an extremely wealthy widower, shows up at a friend's wedding with an absolutely gorgeous, breathtakingly beautiful 25 year old.


She hangs on to his arm and listens intently to his every word.


Jallaluddin's friends are baffled and shocked.


At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, "Brother Jallaluddin how did you get this amazing woman to become your wife?".


"I lied about my age," he replies.


"What, did you tell her you were only 50?"


Jallaluddin smiles and says, "Nope, I told her I was 90."


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O you who believe! Fear Allah, and give up what remains of your demand for usury, if you are indeed believers.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:278


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It's not the years,

It's the mileage

~ Anon


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Events and Functions

Mother's Day Brunch 12 May CresWalk2013 SUNDAY 26 May Beloved Prophet Conference 26 April IMCQ Fund raiser Dinner 27 April IMCQ Indonesian Festival 28 April ISGC 5th International Food Festival 5 May Sisters' House Fund Raising Dinner 11 May Healthy Living with Crescents of Brisbane 18 May Rotary Club Fund Raiser24 May Queensland Nasheed Competition 2 June ICB FETE 2013  9 June World Refugee Days 6/8/9/23 June AlKauthar Pillars of Mercy 23 June 2013


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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Imam Akram celebrant services Islam Basics Saturday 27 April In preparation for the Book of Allah AIIC 11th Annual Quran Recitation Competition 23/24 April One God One Message 27 April Lecture: Outstanding Believer 27 April Lecture: Leave Our Islam 28 April Marhaba Playgroup Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten IWAQ ART PROJECT 29 April to 31 May Classes for CALD
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23/24 April


AIIC Quran Competition

Australian International Islamic College

724 Blunder Rd, DURACK

3372 1400


26 April


Infinite Light Symposium 2013


Main Hall, Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

3711 9821

7.30pm to 9.30pm

27 April


IMCQ Fund Raising Dinner


Main Hall, Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha 

0477 321 733

6.0s0pm to 9.00pm

27 April


Lecture: Musa Cerantonio

Khalil Abu Khawla

3 Harris Rd, Underwood

0425 811 150

6.30pm to 9.00pm

28 April


Indonesian Festival 2013


Main Hall, Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha 

0477 321 733

from 9am

28 April


Lecture: Musa Cerantonio

Khalil Abu Khawla

3 Harris Rd, Underwood

0425 811 150

6.30pm to 9.00pm

5 May


International Food Festival 2013

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

11 May


Sisters' House Fund Raising Dinner & Auction

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0431 747 356


12 May


Algester Annual Mother's Day Brunch

Islamic Society of Algester

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0403 338 040


18 May


Ladies Healthy Living Workshop

Springwood Community Hall, Springwood

0401 959 295

1.30pm to 4.30pm

19 May


ICQ Annual Qur'an Competition

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0450 908 786


19 May


Karawatha Family Fun Day

Karawatha Ward Office & Brisbane City Council

Karawatha Forest


All day

26 May


CresWalk 2013


Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


2 June


QLD Nasheed Competition

Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ)


0402 575 410


6 June



Lailatul Mehraj

9 June


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB)

0402 794 253

All day

16 June


Inter-Madrassah Soccer Tournament

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


23 June


The Pillars of Mercy: The Fiqh of Zakat & Ramadan

Al Kauthar Institute of Brisbane




24 June



Lailatul Bhahraat

11 July


Start of Ramadhan

5 August



Lailatul Qadr

8 August



End of Ramadhan

9 August




17 August


Eidfest 2013

The Rocklea Showgrounds, Cnr. Goburra St. and Ipswich Rd. ROCKLEA

0418 722 353

All day

28 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


16 October




 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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Algester Mosque


Venue: Algester Mosque, 48 Learoyd Rd, Algester
When: Every Tuesday after Isha
Teacher: Imam Aslam Al Qadri
1st topic: Understanding Hijab and it's significance in Islam/ Implementing the sunnah in everyday life, eg the sunnah of eating, sleeping, interaction with people socially etc etc.......

For any further information please contact me on 0433552409 or ladies can contact Shakira Ayoob on 0449800205.

Seeker's Circle




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: Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 13 June
Wednesday 20 November

Commencing at 6.00pm (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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