Sunday, 2 March 2014

 Newsletter 0486




The collection of documents



Ms Janeth Deen. president of the QMHSoc, hands the material related to Mohedeen Howsan to Ms Lynn Meyers, Original Materials Librarian at the QLD State Library

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society received a donation of primary source material from the family of the late Mohedeen (Bob) Howsan after the death of his sister Ayesha Muriel Howsan.

Included in these documents were papers relating to his airforce career, correspondence advising his parents of his heroic death, personal effects, final pay details, his will, burial details and articles written about his career and sacrifice.

The Society decided to donate the original material to the John Oxley library which will preserve and catalogue the documents and make them available to researchers and the general public.

Mohedeen Abdul Ghias Howsan (known as Bob) was in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War and gave his life in the service of his country. He saved a village in France from being hit by his burning plane and was himself incinerated in the crash on 1st April, 1942. The village in France has erected a memorial to him and his crew for their heroic sacrifice.

He was the grandson of two of the first Muslim families to settle in Mt Gravatt, namely Abdul Ghias Kaus and Mohammed Howsan.


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SYDNEY: Bankstown City Council approved on 25 February 2014 Malek Fahd Islamic School’s application to increase the student enrolment to 2100 at the Greenacre campus.

Mr Hafez Kassem (pictured left), the School Chairman and AFIC President, said that this was one of the neglected issues that he pushed to have resolved from the moment that he took the responsibility for the School and thanked Dr Ray Barrett, the School’s Executive Principal and his staff for this great achievement.


He added that the Council approval of the School’s current level of enrolment now completes the last remaining hurdle affecting the continuing registration and accreditation of Malek Fahd by the NSW Education authorities.

The Chairman also said that since 2012 it became clear that there were some serious issues on how the school had been operated. This very large school was being run by one individual and none of the School’s senior staff had any involvement in its operation and management.


There was no succession plan and the School was operated with one Principal and a Deputy Principal of the Primary School.

Mr Kassem added that during 2013, the School Board engaged a new Executive Principal, Dr Ray Barrett, who was able to deal successfully with most of the issues and have the School’s registration and accreditation renewed for 2014.

Mr Kassem announced that 2012 and 2013 produced excellent HSC results despite serious disruptions, problems and internal upheavals that saw the departure of the long-serving Principal, the Primary Deputy Principal and some of the staff (and students).


In 2012, the NSW Government froze the state recurrent grant to the School and has not advised when the freeze will be lifted. However, despite all these difficulties the School continued to function successfully in 2012, 2013 and now in 2014 and, complete two large building projects at a cost of about $10 m at its two new campuses in Hoxton Park and Beaumont Hills.

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A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja (Leem Lubany).


By night, he's either a freedom fighter or a terrorist—you decide—ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat).


Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game—is he playing his Israeli handler (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side?


Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) has made a dynamic, action-packed drama about the insoluble moral dilemmas and tough choices facing those on the frontlines of a conflict that shows no sign of letting up.


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Humanitarian aid organization Islamic Relief Australia has this week launched a campaign with the Australian National Imams Council, ANIC NSW, to work to reduce domestic abuse and violence within Australia’s Muslim community.

The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week with Islamic Relief Australia on behalf of the ANIC NSW.
Under the agreement, Islamic Relief Australia and ANIC NSW will work together on issues of domestic violence, domestic disputes, youth mentoring, family counseling and marriage preparation.

Muaz AlHaj, CEO of Islamic Relief Australia, said that enlisting the help of the Muslim community’s spiritual leaders and their network of Mosques was a huge step forward in tackling the problems.

“I believe that this is a significant milestone for the Muslim community, it is going to help those who are in great need of support to make a positive change,” said Muaz AlHaj. “It will help Islamic Relief to make a world of difference to people’s lives.”

The initiative will form part of Islamic Relief Australia’s local Community Aid Program, that provides meaningful and lasting community support in four ways: through family counseling, youth welfare, local disaster relief and no interest loans.

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The Embassy of the Arab Republic in Canberra is offering Australian citizens two scholarship places to the prestigious Al Ahzar University in Cairo for 2014/2015.


For conditions and application form click here.

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"Why do they hate us?"

With these five words in a controversial magazine article, Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy shot to fame, unleashing a devastating critique of women’s rights in the Arab world.

In the season premiere of Head to Head , Mehdi Hasan challenges Eltahawy on her views regarding the status of women in Arab states.

Are Arab or Muslim societies inherently patriarchal? And how does the narrative of Islam as sexist play into geo-politics and Western stereotypes of the Middle East?

Joining the discussion is Dr Aitemad Muhanna of the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre; self-proclaimed progressive Imam Dr Taj Hargey; and Dr Shuruq Naguib, a British-Egyptian academic from Lancaster University.


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As a follow on from the successful forum at the end of 2013 between a diverse representation of Muslim youth and the Queensland Police Commissioner, Senior Police and the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, a second forum is being held at the Islamic College of Brisbane on Saturday 8 March at 2pm.

The forum is being organised and moderated by David Forde.


Invitations have gone out to all relevant societies and organisations.


If you are not aware of the forum and are interested in attending, please contact David at david.forde@datsima.qld.gov.au or 0413 874 008

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The Kuraby Mosque is holding an International Food festival on 5 April at the Islamic College of Brisbane to raise funds for the upkeep of the Mosque.


Expressions of interest are being invited for food and cultural stalls.


Call the event co-ordinator, Ms Hafizah Suleman, on 0401 959 295 or email her at hafizahsuleman@gmail.com.



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Brisbane's Muslim community as well as people as far away as Morocco and Oman were treated over the past two Sundays to two online webinar series hosted by HikmahWay Institute,entitled "Understanding Jinn and the Practice of Ruqya" and "Medical Wonders in Prophetic Medicine", respectively.


"They indeed proved to be very well received by the audience with dozens of interesting questions being posed to the presenters," a spokespeson for AMYN told CCN.

Both webinars covered topics, such as mental health, Ruqya and the treatment of ailments, child nutritional health, SIDS, honey and black seed just to name a few.


"The combination of the qualified medical and Islamic perspectives on each of these topics was truly sensational."

"Weekends are something we always look forward to. But this coming weekend (9 and 10 March) is exceptionally so. The webinars have tantalised the taste buds with a taste of what to expect - be sure to confirm your registration at www.HikmwahWay.com/PropheticMedicine."


See the CCN Date Claimer below for more information.

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Orfan Nadiri - YR1 - for his improved efforts in sounding out words and writing sentences
Tanzil Adam - PREP - for completing all her classroom tasks to a high standard
Ismail Mohammed - YR5 - for his increased effort in completing his classroom tasks to the best of his ability

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For rent 5 bedroom house, fully furnished in Rochedale for further information please call 0410617178

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The Muslim community of Queensland is proud to be participating in the World's Greatest Shave




THE GOAL: $10,000






Join us outside the Kuraby Mosque (1408 Beenleigh Rd, Kuraby) on Friday 14 March at 1:30pm and have your hair shaven or trimmed! 


Support various Muslim community representatives who will also have their hair shaven. 


You can also participate on the day! Donate any amount to the Leukaemia Foundation and have your hair shaven (or trimmed). Remember to bring along family and friends! 


FACT: According to the Leukaemia Foundation, more than 3200 people are expected to be diagnosed with a form of leukaemia this year - equivalent to eight people every day. 


We all know someone who has been affected by some form of cancer, and it is very important that we as an Ummah support any initiative that aims to improve the wellbeing of humanity. By donating to this worthy cause, we will be assisting with groundbreaking research that will hopefully lead to a viable cure for leukaemia, Insha Allah.


URGENT REQUEST: If any Community Representatives are willing to have their hair shaven or cut short on the day, please contact Muhammad Khatree on 0401 972 865.


For further information about this initiative, please contact Yusuf Khatree on 0401 246 228 or Muhammad Khatree on 0401 972 865.





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Myth No. 7: Poor Muslims are flooding out of overpopulated countries into the West

In fact, the poorest most overpopulated Muslim countries are producing the least emigration - - and very little of it is to the West. Immigration tends to come from the countries with the lowest population-growth rates, and it’s rarely to the closest countries.

Muslims are far from the largest immigrant group - - even in countries that immediately adjoin the Islamic world. In Spain, which lies across a narrow state from poor Arab countries, only 13% of immigrants are Muslim: Most have come from Spanish-speaking countries across the Atlantic. In Britain, only 28% of immigrants are Muslim. And those numbers do not seem poised to increase.

Next week: Myth No. 8


(Sourced from Doug Saunders' The Myth of the Muslim Tide)

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10. Said Khoury $7bn ($7.2bn) Palestine      

With cousin Hasib Sabbagh, in 1952 Said Khoury founded Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), one of the first Arab construction companies.


The company sees sales of $4bn a year and manages projects in 40 countries, with a focus on Middle East and North Africa. Born in Safad, Palestine, Khoury moved to Lebanon in 1948 after the Arab-Israeli war and got his first job helping to build Tripoli Airport. He is now based in Athens.


CCC has built landmark projects in everything from Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison (built in 1969, before the ascent of Saddam Hussein to the presidency of the country), to the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. The company has undertaken major projects in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Africa and the Gulf.


The success of CCC is rooted in the early 1960s, with Sabbagh and Khoury securing a contract related to oil pipe storage facilities for the Iraq Petroleum Company, which entailed working with the Bechtel Group, the world’s largest construction company. That deal cemented a long and lasting relationship between CCC and Bechtel and it defined CCC’s scale of operations across the world. 



NEXT WEEK: The Number 11 richest Arab in the world.

Source: ArabianBusiness

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FGM awareness campaign

UK: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been banned in the UK for thirty years but a new campaign, spearheaded by a young Somali teenager, 17 year old Fahma Mohamed, seeks to bring the issue much more into the forefront of peoples’ consciousness in order to prevent its alleged wide-scale continuance.

The practice, which involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical but traditional and cultural reasons, pre-dates the spread of Islam. The “operation”’ – which is a formal medical procedure in some countries eg Egypt, but little more than “a brutal cutting”’ in many other countries where it is practised – is not only immediately dangerous if it is done in rudimentary settings by traditional “cutters,” but can have devastating future consequences for the victims. For instance, when carried out by tribal cutters, as featured, for example, in a Guardian Online video about Kenyan “cutters”, girls can die of blood loss or infection. The pain and distress can be devastating. It can also leave permanent physical and psychological damage which affects women’s general and sexual health as well as their fertility.

In addition, intimate relations, for instance, can become difficult or impossible for some women; the right Islam gives women to enjoy the marital relation can be dreadfully impeded and not only is fertility affected, but child-bearing and giving birth can be life-threatening.

Its prevalence in both Muslim majority and minority countries including: Somalia (98%), Egypt (91%), Mali (89%), Ethiopia (74%), Guinea-Bissau (50%) and Nigeria (27%), (figures according to UNICEF), makes it an important Muslim and humanitarian public health issue. And not just for international campaigners. According to the British Government, more than 20,000 British girls may be at risk of having this procedure done to them – both abroad where they may be taken for so-called “cutting holidays” or in Britain.


Muslim News

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Halal authority forbids machine-killed poultry

UK: The Halal Authority Board (HAB) has signed a motion stating that machine-killed poultry is haram (forbidden) and unacceptable to UK Muslims.

The decision, since no certifiers will accept machine slaughter, will mean that 1.8 million machine-killed poultry will be taken out of the halal supply chain each week.

The HAB adopted and signed the motion at a conference on 22 February, attended by representatives from halal certification bodies, businesses, Muslim organisations and mosques.

It was explained that, under Islamic law, mechanical slaughter is haram, as per a consenus already signed by the HAB in June 2012. The conference played a video showing poultry being killed by machine with no pronouncement of Allah’s name. It showed only a sign stating ‘halal’ along with Allah’s name. This, according to HAB, depicted the deception and fraud that can and does occur in machine slaughter.

The signed statement reads: “We, the undersigned, formally declare that the slaughter of animals by mechanical means (including sacred blade) is not permissible and considered haram (forbidden) for Muslims.”

The declaration means there is now no certification body that will certify machine-slaughtered poultry as halal. This effectively means that 40% of chickens previously certified halal will no longer be allowed to be labelled as such.

Religious Minister of Craven Arms Islamic Centre, Imam Sohaib Peerbhai said: “The Muslim community is united on the issue of mechanical slaughter being un-Islamic and fully supports this as not permissible for Muslims.”

Naved Syed, halal adviser to the Yorkshire Association of Asian Businesses, said: “There will be no ambiguous situation regarding machine slaughter any more, as all the certifiers have banned this practice.

“I expect some companies will try to get round this by getting overseas halal certifiers to approve machine slaughter. Unfortunately this will not work as overseas halal certifiers have no bearing on the UK industry, and furthermore I expect the Food Standards Agency and trading standards to clamp down on this illegal act.”

In December 2013 The Halal Food Authority (HFA) made a statement saying that it no longer accepted mechanical slaughtering of poultry. It said that poultry slaughterhouses that employ a mechanical fixed blade would no longer be accredited by the HFA for halal status with effect from 3 March 2014.

Syed therefore believes that suppliers have had enough time to prepare for a move to hand-slaughter. He said: “Supplier have had three months to get their affairs in order. Everybody is aligned with this, the certifiers are in agreement, the mosques are in agreement and the FSA is in agreement.”

Source: Meat Info

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Denmark Faces Boycott Over Halal Ban 

DENMARK: Facing growing calls for boycott over its ban on halal slaughter, Denmark has attempted to play down growing criticism by Muslims around the world, confirming that the Islamic slaughter is still legal in the north Nordic European country.

“There is no ban on Islamic slaughter in Denmark,” the Danish Embassy in Riyadh was quoted by the Arab News on Monday, February 24.

“Animal sacrifice according to Islamic principles is still legal in Denmark.”
The controversy erupted earlier in February when Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen announced that Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter will be illegal in Denmark.

Muslims all over the world have opposed Denmark’s move to ban the slaughter of animals in an Islamic (halal) way.

The increasing condemnations were followed by calls by Muslims upon their governments to stop importing Danish meat as long as the Scandinavian country refuses to respect their religious teachings.

Joining debates surrounding the issue, Muslims asserted that halal way of slaughtering animals has been scientifically proved to be better for animals as well as humans than killing them by electric shock.

“Muslim countries must stop importing meat from Denmark as long as it prohibits Islamic way of slaughtering animals,” Fouad Tawfik, an Islamic scholar, said.

Dr. Zakir Naik, a respected propagator of Islam, emphasized that Islamic way is hygienic as it allows animal blood to be drained completely.

“Blood is a good medium for germs, bacteria and toxins that cause various diseases,” he pointed out.

The concept of halal, -- meaning permissible in Arabic -- has traditionally been applied to food.

Muslims should only eat meat from livestock slaughtered by a sharp knife from their necks, and the name of Allah, the Arabic word for God, must be mentioned.

Muslim scholars agree that Shari`ah provides a divine law of mercy that should be applied on all Allah’s creations, including animals.

Islam also provides details about avoiding any unnecessary pain.

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In a bid to calm Muslims’ criticism, the Danish Embassy in Riyadh defended Copenhagen’s position.

“Unfortunately, the Danish government executive order has been portrayed and misinterpreted by the media, as if it was directed against the halal form of slaughter,” said Fikre El-Gourfti, deputy chief of the Danish mission.

He claimed that the current procedure of stunning an animal before slaughtering it “is in accordance with the resolution of the Islamic Fiqh Council of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL).

“It is important for the Danish government that Muslims can buy halal meat in Denmark,” he added.

Yet, Tawfik, the Muslim scholar, refuted the embassy’s statement, saying stunning of animals is not Islamic and MWL would not approve of such a religious edict.

“It’s the right of Danish Muslims to get halal food,” he said, advising Muslims to move to eat chicken and fish until they get halal meat.

Zaid Khan, a blogger, urged Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries to import halal meat from Muslim countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia.

“The Danish decision should make us think in a proactive manner.”

Denmark is home to a Muslim minority of 200,000, making three percent of the country's 5.4 million population.


Source: OnIslam


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


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 cake is soft and perfect with a cup of tea, I can assure you that you will be shopping for more dates just to make this cake again and again.

Date and Nut Loaf



150g chopped dates
5ml bicarbonate of soda
200ml boiling water
60g butter
100g brown sugar
1 egg
5ml vanilla essence
50g chopped pecan nuts
200g flour
5ml baking powder
Chopped Pecan nuts for decorating


  1. Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda onto the dates, pour boiling water over and allow it to soak.

  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar, beat in the egg, and add essence and the nuts.

  3. Fold in the sifted flour and baking powder and lastly add the date mixture. This makes a soft mixture.

  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan or mini loaf pans, decorate with pecans and bake at 180”c for approx 10 mins for mini loaf pans or approx 20 mins in a loaf pan.


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’m in my first trimester of my pregnancy and a regular at the gym. I’m enjoying my classes and was wondering if there is any particular exercises I can do instead of sit-ups / crunches?

A: Congratulations and good on you for staying on track with your fitness routine. I normally get my pregnant participants to do their back strengthening or balance exercises instead of ab work.


When the rest of the class go on their backs to do ab work, try going on your hands and knees and doing exercises like cat stretches, or opposite arm and leg out (angling to the side to strengthen your back), which in turn will strengthen your stomach muscles anyway and help carry the extra weight of the baby later in pregnancy.


Hovers are good too (only if you feel comfortable while doing them) and not when you’re too far along in your pregnancy.

Try yoga as well for some beautiful stretches and deep muscle work, but be sure to check in with your doctor before doing anything different or new.

Also make sure to let the instructor know that you’re pregnant so they can give you some options while working out.


N-JOY and all the best!




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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Mula Nasruddin and his wife, Gulshen, had been married for more than 60 years.


They had shared everything.


They had kept no secrets from each other except that Gulshen had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day Gulshen got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the Mula Nasruddin took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents.

"When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."


Mula Nasruddin was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two beautifully crocheted dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

"Dear," he said "that explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"

"Oh, that?" she said. "That's the money I made from selling the dolls."

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Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they do not heed and they turn away. 

Surah Al-Anbiyaa 21:1


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Personality is:

Who we are and what we Do

When Everybody is watching.


Character is:

Who we are and what we Do

When Nobody is watching. 



~ Anon 


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The Prophets of Allah: Their lives and timeless lessons

AlKauthar Brisbane

Griffith University

Nathan Campur

0438 698 328



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Prophetic Medicine: Islamic cures for the whole body & soul


University of QLD

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8 March


International Women's Day 2014

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3208 6333

6pm til late

30 March


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Islamic Society of Toowoomba

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International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

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Sh Muhammed Junaid Thorne: The Straight Path



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1st Muharram 1436 (Islamic New Year)

3 November


Day of Aashooraa (10th day of Muharram)



Prophet’s Birthday 12th Rabi-ul Awwal 1436



1. All Islamic Event dates given above are tentative and subject to the sighting of the moon.

2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat 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.


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


Meeting Dates & Times


Thursday 22 May 2014 Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Thursday 21 August 2014 Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Thursday 20 November 2014 Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Commencing at 7.00pm (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.



02/02 : 02/03 : 06/04 : 04/05 : 01/06 : 06/07 : 03/08 : 07/09 : 05/10 : 02/11 : 07/12


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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

Islamic Relief Australia

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


Celebrating Muslim cultures

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