Sunday, 10 November 2013

 Newsletter 0470




The Malek Fadh Islamic College in Sydney was the venue last night (Saturday) for the dinner held to raise funds for the purchase of buildings to house the first Mosque in Toowoomba.


The 300 attendees were treated to the inimitable auctioneering skills of Queenslander, Mr. Hussin Goss, and speeches by AFIC executive members Mr Keysar Trad and Mr Hafez Kassem and Prof. Shahjahan Khan of Toowoomba.


A fuller report and outcomes of this function will be provided in the next issue of CCN.

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By Safeena Ahmad (Al-Nisa Vice President)   

On October 19th the founding members of Al-Nisa held a fundraising dinner with all of the proceeds being donated to the people of Tripoli.


Lebanon has been going through war since 1975 and has been occupied by Syria for more than 30 years. The constant conflict has created a state of upheaval that is especially evident in the bordering area of Tripoli.

With the recent influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, the people of Tripoli have been finding it hard to make ends meet. Many of the Lebanese people that live in the region have lost their jobs, homes and livelihood. One of the founding members of Al-Nisa has recently visited Tripoli and witnessed first hand the many families who are unable to buy the bare necessities, such as milk and bread.


The fundraising dinner was held at the Greek Orthodox Hall at Mt Gravatt. The night was filled with great food, games, sale items and auction items. The guests contributed largely to the success of the night by both bidding on the Auction Items and donating generously. By the end of the evening just over $11,000 was raised to aid the people of Tripoli.


Al-Nisa would like to thank all of its members and various volunteers who helped on the night. We would also like to thank our Sponsors; Sam’s Gourmet Pizza & Manoush, Brisbane After Hours Doctors, Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten, Hunny’s Closet, IsStyle Events, Amira Abayas, Amarah, FlightStar Travel and Tours and Fathima Abdoola Accredited Dietician.


Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who came and all those who made donations for the cause- the night would not have been such a success if it weren’t for all of you!

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A mosque in Cairns in far north Queensland has been targeted by vandals.

The front of the Cairns North mosque was sprayed with large red letters early yesterday, calling for the worshippers to "integrate" or return to their "homelands".

Imam Abdul Aziz Mohammed, 81, says he has been involved with the Cairns community for decades and cannot do any more to integrate.

"I've lived here in Cairns all my life and this is the first time we've ever seen any physical opposition to our religion and basically our family," he said.

"My family's been here since 1900 and I was shocked, to say the least."

The attack has been condemned by local political leaders.

The Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, says it is laughable, given the Imam's family has as history in the far north dating back more than a century.

"He's got an accent that's broader than mine and I think as a community we need to be able to get behind Abdul and his community," he said.

"They are part of our rich culture, and any suggestion they are anything other than that is an absolute nonsense.

"It shows you the small-minded minority that we have in this town."

The State Member for Cairns, Gavin King, says it is an isolated incident that does not reflect the views of the community.

"I don't think there's a more peaceful, more respectful Muslim community anywhere in Australia," he said.

"The Imam's father moved to Cairns in 1900.

"If the dropkick who did this vandalism has a longer history in Cairns, I'll walk backwards to Brisbane."

Source: ABC News


Cairns Post Editorial

THE racial graffiti attack on a Cairns mosque is gutless, pointless, un- Australian and, it should be noted, ill-informed.

The vandal responsible calls for the Islamic community that uses the facility to integrate’’ and, in less than eloquent fashion, return to their homeland.

In other words, Abdul Aziz the well-respected leader of the mosque should go back to Cairns, a city where he was born 81 years ago.

It’s also a city where he was raised, schooled and where he joined committees to run the Cairns Show, Rotary and farming activities.

He’s not just Aussie; he’s a true-blue North Queenslander with a thick ocker accent who has contributed a great deal of his time and energy to helping the community.

The disgraceful act is barely more than a reminder of the presumptuous and redneck mentality that still exists in Cairns.

Since it was opened in 2010, the mosque has been a peaceful place of worship for about 40 families.

There were objections at the time, but that was resolved in courts and the opponents did not make their statements with red paint illegally and anonymously in the safety of darkness.

They were civil in their protest.

But this particular incident highlights the ignorance of a very small minority.

This nasty, narrow-minded element of the community, no matter how minor and irrelevant they seem, have the potential to cast the Far North, a region some metropolitan folk still regard as frontier country, in a bad light.

Islamic faith has been observed in the Far North for the past century.

Have the worshippers caused any issues? No.

Only protesters who are too cowardly to attach their names to the attack.

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A letter of complaint from the Islamic Society of Western Australia was sent to the Editor-in-Chief the West Australian newspaper with respect to the cartoon (pictured left - double click to enlarge).

It was also sent to the Australian Press Council, the ABC's Media Watch, the Premier of WA and the WA Police Commissioner.

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(From left) Momina Akter Yr4, Osama Alotaibi Yr2 and Orfan Nadiri PREP

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Khadijah Hurst reflects on the past year   

Eighteen months ago, looking a new place to walk, I ventured up Underwood Road from Logan Rd towards Rochedale South. Just across the bridge over the M1, there was an empty Kindergarten building. It had a large For Lease sign in the corner of the yard. It got me thinking...

Islamic Kindergarten, Muslim Preschool...? Having no prior experience in the industry some serious research ensued. There was also someone else already interested in the building but Allaahu `Alim, they decided against leasing the property.

We secured the property and embarked upon the mountain of regulation and paperwork required in order to become accepted as an approved provider of children’s services as well as policies required in order to be able to open and renovations to the building in order to meet building regulations applicable to the Childcare sector.




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Universities cancel Muslim cleric’s speaking tour over concerns about his anti-gay views


UK: A Muslim cleric who preaches that gay people are worse than animals is at the centre of a fierce “free speech” row after being invited to speak at universities across the country.

Mufti Ismail Menk was due to visit six universities – Oxford, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Glasgow – next week. But the speaking tour was cancelled after student unions and university officials expressed concern about his views.

The Zimbabwean cleric, who studied in Saudi Arabia, has described same-sex acts as “filthy,” “wrong” and synonymous with “acts of immorality”. He has been recorded as saying: “With all due respect to the animals, [gay people] are worse than those animals.”

The Independent contacted all of the universities listed on the tour and each one said it had not officially invited Mr Menk to speak. Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow University had already said they would not be hosting him on campus.

Mr Menk was believed to have been invited by the universities’ Muslim students’ associations, many of whom were still advertising the event on their Facebook pages this afternoon. Glasgow University Muslim Association described the event as a “wonderful opportunity” on social media.

Cardiff University Islamic Society changed its Facebook photo to a picture of Mr Menk. University of Leicester’s Islamic Society described him as “entertaining, yet very pious” on its social media page. Leeds University Union Islamic Society withdrew its invitation two days ago after realising his views.

The National Union of Students said Mr Menk’s “reported comments are very concerning”. Ruth Hunt of Stonewall said: “Universities should always remain mindful that they have a duty to protect all of their students and to ensure balance in university discourse.”

The Tayyibun Institute, which was organising the tour, issued a statement saying: “It is our duty to promote peace, tolerance, equality and justice, acknowledging the presence of the diverse faiths and inclinations in our midst.”

Source: The Independent

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 Marvel's new superhero is a Muslim teenage girl 


Marvel Comics is putting a fresh spin on the classic character Ms Marvel, resurrecting her as the teenage daughter of Pakistani immigrants to America. The new character is Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Muslim girl who lives in Jersey City with her parents, and is part of Marvel's push to reflect the growing diversity of its readers, the Associated Press reports.

She is one of the first characters who is both female and Muslim to carry her own series.

Ms Marvel's new adventures will be written by G. Willow Wilson, a convert to Islam who told the New York Times she's keen "to portray Kamala as someone who is struggling with her faith".

When Kamala discovers she has the ability to grow and shrink her limbs, she takes on the alias Ms Marvel — the superhero name originally used by Carol Danvers, who since taken on the title Captain Marvel.

"Captain Marvel represents an ideal that Kamala pines for," Wilson said. "She's strong, beautiful and doesn't have any of the baggage of being Pakistani and 'different'. "

Marvel said Kamala's Muslim heritage would be an important part of her character, but not the defining one.

"Kamala is not unlike Peter Parker," Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso said, referring to Spider-Man's original alter ego.

"She's a 16-year-old girl from the suburbs who is trying to figure out who she is and trying to forge an identity when she suddenly bestows great power and learns the great responsibility that comes with it," Alonso said.



Source: NineMSN and Huffington Post

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US soldier and Muslim wife advert causes stir  



US: A billboard placed on a high-traffic section of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles is drawing sharp social media remarks from the public.

The ad, featuring an American soldier and a Muslim woman in loving embrace, is part of a larger marketing campaign for the product SnoreStop, a throat spray product which claims to reduce snoring.

“As a snoring solution company, we’re in the business of keeping people together,” says Melody Devemark, spokesperson and member of the family-owned Camarillo company. “So we found the most polarized couple and thought: ‘If we can keep them together, we can keep anybody together’.”


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Assed Baig's Skin Deep Analysis of the West and Malala


This is a reply to Assed Baig's post "Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex"

To suggest Malala was shot because she "simply wanted an education" is to oversimplify. For in the Taliban's own words:

"We did not attack her for raising voice for education. We targeted her for opposing mujahideen and their war," said the Taliban. '... we targeted this girl who made fun of jihad, the veil and other Islamic values on behest of the British Broadcasting Corporation."

The Taliban remark also takes away the idea by Baig that the media promoted Malala only after she was shot. Her blogging about education, Islam, the Taliban and terrorism had the BBC's attention before this, and that of the Taliban who had an assassin's bullet as their right of reply.

What "saved" Malala was not a knight in shining armour, but a skilled experienced team of specialised trauma surgeons and intensive care staff in the UK. That a 15 year old being shot for writing about civil rights might strike a chord with activists on these global universal human rights issues should not surprise us, except perhaps Baig and others that suggest a Western saviour complex.


Huff Post Women

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South Africa’s Hajj twins bouncing along



JOHANNESBURG: “The Arabs are in town!”. That is how elated father of South Africa’s first Hajj twins, Ishaaq Canthitoo, announced to the online community the arrival back on South African soil of his two bundles of joy last week.

Mina and Arafah Canthitoo landed at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on October 31 after spending 10 additional days in Saudi Arabia for medical observation.

The twins were born on the eve of the 4th day of Hajj 1434 while most pilgrims were stationed in Mina.

Although traveling several thousand kilometres with the newborn babies was a delicate affair, a buoyant mother Amina Canthitoo, speaking to Cii Radio at the airport, said the burden was lessened by the good behaviour and calm demeanour demonstrated by the babies throughout the journey.

Canthitoo also commended the Saudi hospital authorities for the excellent treatment and facilities they afforded the trio during their extended stay.

The couple said they were slightly intimidated by the task of upbringing the Makkan twins that lay ahead.

“Me and the mother, I know we have a heavy responsibility to these babies. Even if I am not around anymore, she must take on the responsibility to make sure that these children are very well educated Islamically,” Ishaaq said.

The father disclosed the contrasting wishes of the couple regarding the preferred location of birth of their babies. While it was amongst his first Duas at the Ka’bah to request the birth of his children in the Holy Land, Amina was much more circumspect, fearing the uncertainties of delivery in a foreign country.

“We had different Duas,” said Ishaaq. “But I told her this was my Dua. She was afraid because of the lack of family support away from home. But slowly, I saw my Duas coming true, and eventually it did come true.”

Sharing his first Duas back on South African soil, the Hajee who hails from a humble background said he was hopeful to see the day when others from poverty stricken settings could share experiences similar to his in the Holy Lands.

“I also pray that Shaytaan could disappear overwhelmingly from our lives in this country. And I just hope that we can share our Deen more and more, and Islam can continue growing especially in the townships.”

Reflecting on the momentous developments in their personal lives over the past few weeks, Amina said the episode was indeed a bonding experience.

“Yes, Yes. We have certainly grown closer, and the bond has definitely grown,” she said jokingly.

Source: Cii Broadcasting

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Engage responds to Richard Littlejohn on 'these ridiculous sackcloth bin-liners'


UK: Richard Littlejohn (pictured left) in his Daily Mail column took the opportunity to ridicule, insult and patronise niqab and burqa wearing Muslim women by questioning their patriotism and associating their choice of dress with criminal behaviour.

With Armistice Day approaching on Sunday, and the antics a few years ago of fringe activists provocatively burning poppies, Littlejohn looks at the issue of commemorating the war dead, the state of Muslim integration and the escape this week of Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed from his T-pims order by donning a burqa.

Littlejohn acknowledges the contribution Muslims made to the two world wars, in particular the First World War when an estimated "400,000 served with distinction…including the sepoy Khudadad Khan who was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in Belgium in 1914."

He also acknowledges that "more than 3.5 million soldiers from the Asian subcontinent fought for Britain in both wars, not just Muslims, but Sikhs and Hindus, too."

He then moves to the main topic of his article, the "sizeable minority of Muslims who appear to hate their adopted homeland."

He agrees that the word 'adopted' is inaccurate but only because the "most extreme elements of Islamism were born in Britain and have been radicalised by deranged preachers from both home and overseas".

Julie Siddiqi says that the anniversary of the outbreak of World War I affords an opportunity to tell younger Muslims that 'we are in this together'

He gives the example of Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who recently evaded his Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (T-pim), by changing into a burqa whilst at a mosque for Friday prayers. Littlejohn disrespectfully refers to his name as proof that he is "so bad, they named him twice".

Objecting to the phrase, 'Islamic clothing' used to describe the outfit adopted by Mohamed to escape detection, Littlejohn notes:

"By "Islamic clothing" they mean the burka, so why didn't they say that? CCTV footage shows someone assumed to be Mo emerging in the full pillar-box job. "Mister" Mohamed went in the front door dressed like Ali G and came out the back looking like the Elephant Man."

Although all ports and airports have been alerted and Mohamed does not have a passport Littlejohn believes he will still leave the country as no one would be brave enough to ask "anyone in Muslim garb to lift their veil."

We wonder how many cases Littlejohn has knowledge of concerning Muslim women who have been stopped at airports under Schedule 7 or routinely asked to disclose their identity? Few women who veil their faces evince a disregard for security measures at public places, such as airports, where removing the veil for identification purposes may be required.

On the run: Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed went missing after visiting the An-Noor Masjid Mosque

He claims that this is not the first time a terror suspect has evaded capture in a burqa and that the "Nairobi Mall massacre concealed their Kalashnikovs beneath burkas."

Though Littlejohn finds the headscarf 'simply delightful' the burqa is a 'whole different order.' In his eyes it is "a statement of rejection, of isolation from mainstream society" and a "handy disguise for male terrorism suspects on the run."

It's a surprise Littlejohn didn't also throw in the handy use of burqas by robbers targetting high end stores in West London as further evidence of how criminal a garb it is in contemporary society.

He says he is with Ken Clarke who said the veil is 'a kind of bag' and should not be worn in court.

But what Littlejohn really dislikes is when "so-called "liberal feminists" contort themselves to defend the right of Muslim women to wear the burka" and "pretend it's somehow "racist" or "anti-Islamic" to ban" it.

For him the idea that '"women who opt to hide their "modesty" in these ridiculous sackcloth bin-liners are no less patriotic than the rest of us" is just nonsense but he might just be moved to change his mind if he sees "a bird in a burka wearing a poppy".

Source: Engage

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During the Middle Ages, when Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages, Arab scholars and historians translated most of the works of the Greek scholars, thereby preserving some of the greatest intellectual achievements that are the cornerstone of Western civilization.


For the next few weeks CCN will offer an English word that has, as its origin, the Arabic language:


English Arabic Origin Arabic Meaning
cotton   quTun cotton
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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!


This week CCN recommends


Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel



Max Blumenthal




In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens.


Beginning with the national elections carried out during Israel's war on Gaza in 2008-09, which brought into power the country's most right-wing government to date, Blumenthal tells the story of Israel in the wake of the collapse of the Oslo peace process.


As Blumenthal reveals, Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties; where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles; where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats."


Immersing himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements, Blumenthal interviews the demagogues and divas in their homes, in the Knesset, and in the watering holes where their young acolytes hang out, and speaks with those political leaders behind the organized assault on civil liberties.


As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest.


He talks at length to the leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech, and provides in-depth reporting on the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mindset that permeates the media, schools, and the military.


Through his far-ranging travels, Blumenthal illuminates the present by uncovering the ghosts of the past—the histories of Palestinian neighborhoods and villages now gone and forgotten; how that history has set the stage for the current crisis of Israeli society; and how the Holocaust has been turned into justification for occupation.


A brave and unflinching account of the real facts on the ground, Goliath is an unprecedented and compelling work of journalism.


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KB says: Friday Jumma's lunch with relatives was rounded off with tea and these delicious tarts. I found them a lot crispier than my own version and succeeded in drawing out the secret ingredient from my host. It turns out to be the Maziena (corn flour) that did the trick.

This has always been one of my favourites - delicious alone with a cup of tea, or, with a dollop of fresh cream as a dessert. 

Hungarian Tart



250g butter
¾ cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
¾cup maziena / corn flour
Approx 1¾ cup flour
Apricot jam 



1. Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
2, Add eggs one at a time and beat well,
3. Add maziena, baking powder and fold in the flour to make a soft dough.
4. Divide dough into 2 equal parts.
5. Refrigerate the one half and with the second part, pat into a rectangle oven tray which has been greased.
6. Spread with apricot jam.
7. Then grate the second portion( which has been in the refrigerator) over the jam, sprinkle with shredded coconut and slivers of almond (optional)
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg until light brown.
9. When cool cut into squares


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've been feeling very sluggish lately, even though I've been sticking to my workout routine. Can you help out?

A: Top up your energy by trying the following:

1). Get moving - the more you move, the more energised you'll feel.

2). Go big at breakfast - refuel for more energy throughout the day.

3). Water, water and more water - if you're dehydrated you'll feel lethargic.

4). Stretch it out - stretching muscles can open up the brain's blood flow allowing it to get more oxygen.

5). Take a snooze when possible - a power nap will no doubt recharge your body.






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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Jallaluddin was driving home after a very heavy and full meal at a restaurant when he was stopped by a policeman: "Brother, you were driving like you had fallen asleep at the wheel."


Jallaluddin decides to admit it: "Yes brother, I was very tired after all that curry and rice I have just had."


"Did you know," the cop says, "that at the last traffic roundabout, your wife fell out of the car?"


"Oh, thanks goodness," says Jallaluddin. "for a little while there I thought I had gone deaf."

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Will super foods keep me super healthy ?


There is no one food that will keep you healthy on its own, non of them have superpowers. Even if a food is bursting with a beneficial nutrient, your body needs more than that to be healthy. Unfortunately, there's no official "superfood" definition , and the term is often used to market trendy, expensive food, like goji and acai berries, that don't always live up to their superior claims.

Some basic foods that aren't call "super", such as apples, can be equally nutritious, less costly and more widely available.

Enjoying a diet that is rich in a variety of healthy foods, not just the trendiest, is the key to good health.

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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If any do seek for glory and power, - to Allah belong all glory and power. To Him mount up (all) Words of Purity: it is He Who exalts each deed of righteousness. Those that lay plots of evil, - for them is a terrible penalty; and the plotting of such will be void (of result). 

Surah Fatir 35:10


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The idea that some lives matter less

is the root of all that is wrong with the world. 

~ Dr. Paul Farmer


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Rise & Fall of Muslim Civilizations: Imam Mohammed Azhari


Gold Coast Mosque

0411 182 347

After Maghrib

24 November



Aashooraa Day

26 January 2014


International Food Festival 2014

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque, 144 Allied Drive, Arundel

0416 212 541

8am to 8pm

22 March 2014


International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

Wally Tate Park

0422 191 675

10am to 9pm


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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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.


SeekersPoint BRISBANE


Hosted by SeekersPoint Brisbane
Topic: SeekersCircle - Etiquettes of the Seeker
Commences: 7:30pm Friday 18 October. Every Friday for 10 weeks
Venue: Multi Faith Centre (N35), Griffith University, Nathan Campus


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


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

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

Tafsir & Islamic History Classes

VENUE: Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane, 39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest

Every Monday & Wednesday
7pm - 8:15pm

All Brothers & Sisters are welcome.

For further information please contact Moulana Noor 0432 712 546.


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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

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association


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