Sunday, 20 July 2014

 Newsletter 0506




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




QIS Ifthaar at Parliament House  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
Slacks Creek Mosque donation appeal  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
Eight Mile Plains Mosque Ifthaar What's happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
AMARAH and the Spirit of Ramadan Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
QPS plays Ifthaar host CCN Readers' Book Club Businesses and Services
Ifthaar for Palestine at the Gold Coast Mosque KB's Culinary Corner The CCN Date Claimer
New Mosque planned for Currumbin Kareema's Keep Fit Column CCN on Facebook
Islamic outreach programme

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Gold Coast Mosque Ifthaar   Local, National & International Readership
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Hungry Roosters star SBW plays through Ramadan
Anti-mosque woman loses bid to stay anonymous
People power gets goal posts replaced
Queensland Government Grants
Victims of Israeli occupation- TRC Palestine
Occupation of Palestine Must Stop Now!
Ramadan Calendars
Give Thanks to Allah (swt)
10 Muslim Women You Have To Know


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The Queensland Intercultural Society hosted its 7th annual ifthaar in Parliament House. Parliamentarians past and present, community leaders, academics, Imams and business leaders were in attendance.


Dr Mustafa Ally served as the Master of Ceremonies for the night, calling on the co-hosts, the The Hon Glen Elmes MP (LNP), Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier, Mrs Desley Scott MP (ALP) and Mr. Abdul Celil Gelim, Executive Director of Queensland Intercultural Society to welcome their guests.


Imam Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh called the Adhan and recited a passage from the Quran. After Maghrib prayers were held in the hallowed halls of the Parliament Building, dinner was served.


Dr Tim Soutphommasane, the Race Discrimination Commissioner, delivered the keynote address after which the guests were treated to Turkish spiritual music by the Istanbul Goove.


This was followed by the 2014 QIS Community Leadership Award to Assoc Prof Mohammad Abdalla and the Queensland Public Service Award to Mr Bob Atkinson retired Police Commissioner.


Several guests took the opportunity to reflect on their experiences with the Muslim community and he evening concluded with a vote of thanks by former Speaker of the House, Mr John Mickel.


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Al Furqan Charitable Islamic Trust Trustees

(from l to r) Haji Nazrul islam, Abdul Samim Khan, Imam Akram Buksh, Dr Hoosain

(not in photo) Peter (Mustapha), Feiz Kirsten and Farouk Adam

A number of people attended the open house last Sunday at the Tribe of Judah premises which has been conditionally purchased for $2.1M to be turned into the Slacks Creek Masjid.


In addition to the 1472m² floor space and 5500m² outdoor area the building houses a thriving food bank that supplies some 4000 patrons weekly with cheap groceries. The plan is to continue with this service to the poor and needy under the banner of the proposed Mosque. There are also well-equipped cold storage rooms, kitchens, security and sound systems.


This is an urgent call to the community to donate generously to this project.


The Slacks Creek Mosque Al Furqan Charitable Islamic Trust bank details are:

Suncorp Bank
BSB: 484 799
A/C No: 509 169 377

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The Eight Mile Plains Mosque hosted the community to their first ifthaar in the new Mosque building after it received its final approval for use of its facilities. A delicious spread of food was laid out in the very functional areas of the Mosque area.


Imam Sifet Omerovich has extended an invitation to the community to come along and join them in their next ifthaar on Wednesday 23 July and to visit the very imposing building that is already becoming a landmark in the area. All are welcome.


It is also intended to hold a grand opening ceremony on 8 November with Grand Mufti of Bosnia, Husein Kavazovic, in attendance.

To help equip the kitchen facilities, eating area and library as well as construct a fence, the Islamic Society of Eight Mile Plains needs to raise $75,000. For all those who are able to help, so that the deadline of the 8th of November for a grand ceremony can be realised, you are encouraged to donate using the following bank details:

Islamic Society of Eight Mile Plains

BSB: 064 170 ; Account number: 1023 3602.


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report by Nora Amath     

On Friday evening, AMARAH once again hosted its annual community meal iftar at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in South Brisbane. This event, in its 6th year, is one of the most anticipated and loved events on the AMARAH annual calendar, so popular that many volunteers had to be turned away once again.

AMARAH members and friends cooked, hosted, served and enjoyed a meal with the some of the less fortunate members in our society. Over 70 people attended the iftar, many who are homeless, mentally and/or physically disabled, and/or living in desperate situations, financially, emotionally and physically.

People have often asked why AMARAH hosts an iftar at a church. From the very beginning, we recognised that there were many iftars already held by various mosques and community organisations for those in the Muslim community. However, we felt that the needs of our homeless and more disadvantaged friends in the wider Australian society should also be met, especially during this holy month of Ramadan.


Thus, when we heard about the fortnightly Friday community meal, which had been happening at the Church for over 30 years, we kindly asked their permission to join in. After all, one of the main objectives of Ramadan is to feel the hunger and thirst some people have to endure on a daily basis.

Additionally, the AMARAH team also felt this was a great opportunity for people who may have never met Muslims to begin that connection and have that conversation with us.

It was an enjoyable night for all- those who came hungry left with full bellies and smiles. Conversations were exchanged and new connections were formed. A few of our disadvantaged friends joked that they were also fasting and were eager to “break their fast” with us.

For the AMARAH volunteers, it was a humbling, yet rich experience; those who participated were not only thankful for the opportunity to make a little bit of difference to some people’s lives, but were also pleased to meet and engage with such wonderful people. This simple act of sharing a meal with our less fortunate friends truly exemplified the compassionate spirit of this blessed month.

AMARAH would like to thank the generous donors, the cooks, the serving and cleaning team and all the other volunteers for making this great night happen. And a big thanks to *Dave Andrews and his friends at St Andrew’s Anglican Church for allowing us the space and opportunity to host this dinner once again.

*Dave Andrews is a close friend and member of AMARAH and is a devout Christian. Again this year, he has decided to show his solidarity and fast alongside his Muslim friends. While fasting he reflected on the dua, Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim and compiled them into a book. He was also invited on the ABC- The Spirit of Things to record his reflections. It can be found here.


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To celebrate its 150 years of serving Queensland and to reciprocate the many invitations that have been extended to them over the years, the Commissioner of Police, Ian Stewart and the Queensland Police Service hosted community leaders from the local Muslim community to an ifthaar dinner at Michael's Oriental Restaurant.


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Date: Sunday 27th July, 2014

Start Time: 4 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Mohamad Abdalla

Location: Gold Coast Mosque

Sponsored by Worongary Mosque, Gold Coast Mosque & Councils of Imams QLD


The aim is to raise funds for the people of Palestine that are suffering horrendous atrocities at the hands of the Israelis.


Please SMS number of visitors attending Iftar to 0423 728 119. This will help make sure we have enough food for everyone.


4:00 pm – Asr Salaat
4:15 pm – 5.:00 pm - Quran Recitation & Guest Speakers
5:13 pm – Azaan/Iftaar/Magreb salaat
5:45 – Dinner


All those that attend are requested to donate a minimum of $10 per person.

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With a growing Muslim community on the Gold Coast, in only three years, the Gold Coast Muslim population has doubled, growing from an estimated 4,000 in 2011 to 8,000 in 2014.

The Salsabil Charitable Organisation is in the process of purchasing a property in Currumbin to establish a Masjid to accommodate the needs of Muslims in the Southern Gold Coast and Northern NSW.


It’s not just locals who will benefit either—the Gold Coast attracts a significant number of Muslim tourists from South East Asia and the Middle East each year and international students at the nearby Southern Cross University.

The planned Masjid is located at the most Southern end of the Gold Coast near the NSW border, about 40kms from the existing Masjid in Arundel. It is close to the Southern Cross University, two major hospitals, the airport as well as several tourist attractions. The proposed site for the new Masjid is approximately 5,000m². It is comprised of two buildings with a total of 2,500m² and car parking facilities. Building one will be the Masjid proper, while building two will be used as a community/activity centre. The community centre will be used for Quran and Arabic lessons and community functions, including youth activities, women’s activities, dawah activities, and iftaar during the month of Ramadan.

The new masjid will be a particular welcome to the residents of Northern NSW, an area where the Muslim population is growing, yet has no formal community meeting place or Masjid available. The Southern Gold Coast is also home to a growing number of Muslims as well as reverts, and the new Masjid will help cater to their educational and other needs.

The organisation will be taking donations at Juma on Friday 25th July at the Gold Coast Masjid. It will also be holding a fundraiser at the Brisbane Islamic College in Karrawatha on Saturday 30 August. Your support is requested in making this worthwhile project for the Gold Coast come to fruition.

Donations can be made to Salsabil Charitable Organisation, BSB 084-569 Account 366552337. Email: salsabil1@bigpond.com.

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Students from the 'Islamic Science University of Malaysia" will be visiting Gold Coast from 19th August (Tuesday) till 23rd August (Saturday) on an "Islamic Outreach Program".

They will be accompanied by a senior lecturer and her spouse.

There are 13 female students who would require accommodation with Muslim families who live near the Gold Coast Mosque.

The three male students will stay in the Mosque complex.

Families that billet these students will need to provide breakfast only and transport their respective guest/s to the Mosque each morning.

Families are required who are able to provide accommodation and breakfast (meals provided at the Mosque) for these students from 19th to the 23rd August.

If you are able to assist us with accommodation or require further information please contact: Haji Habib Jamal – 0412 601 152 or Haji Hussain Baba - 0416 212 541

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On 12 July, the UAE Embassy sponsored Iftar at the Gold Coast Mosque. It was attended by over 1,200 people who enjoyed a sumptuous dinner. The UAE Embassy has been sponsoring Iftar at the Gold Coast Mosque for the past 5 years.

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This week on Tags – Thefeast Rachel Fountain speaks to Gold Coast Islamic Society President Hussin Goss at the Arundel Mosque.

The topic - hunger, thirst and how the restrictions of Ramadan bring participants a new clarity and control.

Plus what does it feel like to take the first sip of water, the first bite of food, as the sun sets and the fast is broken? 



Click on the image below to listen to the interview with Hussin Goss.


Source: ABC Gold Coast

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By Peter Russo     

In this holy month of Ramadan, the tragedies affecting Muslims around the world are especially poignant, particularly for Australian’s in the community who have relatives still living abroad.

As many of you would be aware, The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued travel warnings to a number of conflicted regions. Understandably, families are concerned that their travels may cause them difficulties upon their return to Australia.

There is much confusion, encouraged by the mainstream media, about the powers that Commonwealth Agencies such as Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) or the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are allowed to exercise.

We would like to remind the community that if any of these agencies do contact you, whether for a friendly chat or to question you about your travels, you are allowed to exercise certain rights.

• You are not obliged to speak with them without first contacting a lawyer of your choice or a family member.
• You should always ask the person contacting you for their identification and their business card.
• Without a warrant, you are not required to invite them into your home. In the event that you are required to go with them however, you should leave their business card with a family member.
• Even if you have done nothing wrong, it may be prudent to politely ask them to speak to your lawyer first.

The Queensland Law Society provides the contact details of lawyers who may assist you.

Our office Russo Lawyers is more than happy to answer your questions or to assist you further. You can call us 24 hours a day on 07 3238 188, and ask to speak with Peter Russo or Naadira Omarjee.

Ramadan Mubarak

Peter Russo

Peter Russo is the Principal of Russo Lawyers, a former Australian Newspaper Australian of the year and the defense lawyer for Gold Coast Doctor Mohammed Haneef who was detained under anti-terrorism laws.
Peter is standing as Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Sunnybank.


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Sonny Bill Williams during his fast for Ramadan at Sydney Roosters training. Source: News Limited

THE high performance coach who helped Sydney Roosters win last year’s premiership has backed Sonny Bill Williams to devour one of the toughest challenges known to any NRL player: playing a full game on an empty stomach and without hydration.

In the midst of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Williams — who became a Muslim six years ago — cannot eat or drink during daylight hours.


With Saturday’s clash against Penrith scheduled for 3pm, SBW will face a fierce examination as he start the game with nil by mouth for eight hours leading-up to the kick-off.

Sunset is not due until about 20 minutes after full-time, meaning Williams must also wait to refuel after what is certain to be an intense battle against the competition’s co-leaders.

But having witnessed Williams excel under identical conditions 12 months ago, former Roosters head of high performance and sports science, Lachlan Penfold, has no doubt history will repeat itself at Allianz Stadium.

Now working with French rugby outfit Narbonne, Penfold said Williams was able to push through the match and weekday training sessions because of his mental fortitude.

“It’s probably something that Sonny doesn’t get enough credit for,” Penfold said.

“Whenever he’s doing it tough physically, he always finds a way to get though mentally. Half the battle (on Saturday) is going to be mental.

“I’m not pretending to know anything about religion, but I know Sonny is strong enough to make this sacrifice.


I just think it’s unbelievable what he’s doing and the way he trained up on the Central Coast

Jared Warea-Hargreaves

“I remember we had one instance last year, where he was crook for two days leading into a match and he managed to take the field and really star for us.”


Roosters coach Trent Robinson has been reluctant to discuss the issue and kept his silence on Friday.

Williams has already played one match during Ramadan this year; but that was a night fixture against the Sharks during which he was allowed to refuel.

The barren game-day preparation would still have been difficult, yet Williams was still able to last 80 minutes and contribute two line break assists, 25 tackles and 13 runs for 106 metres.

“Obviously it’s not ideal for any athlete,” Penfold said.

“I’ve got two here (at Nabonne) who are going through it at the moment, during pre-season training.


What he does with his religion is remarkable. We always say that he’s the man. When you see something like that you realise how mentally tough he is. It’s something that I can’t really talk about because I’ve never experienced it.

Jared Warea-Hargreaves

“I remember we had a chat to Sonny about it at the start of last year and just talked about certain things he needed to do to get through the month.


“I had the feeling that it was something he had done before, so he knew how to handle his own body. We did not make any adjustments to training. We treated him the same way as we would have normally.”

Williams received a taste of what to expect during the Roosters’ four-day training camp at Avoca Beach last week.


Team mate Jared Warea-Hargreaves felt inspired by his Kiwi compatriot’s ability to push through some gruelling training sessions.

“I just think it’s unbelievable what he’s doing and the way he trained up on the Central Coast,” Warea-Hargreaves said.

“What he does with his religion is remarkable. We always say that he’s the man. When you see something like that you realise how mentally tough he is. It’s something that I can’t really talk about because I’ve never experienced it.”

Source: Fox Sports

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A Bendigo businesswoman behind a vehement anti-mosque Facebook page has lost a tribunal bid to stay anonymous.

In a tearful and rambling appearance at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal today, Monika Evers, a co-administrator of the Stop The Mosque in Bendigo page, claimed she had been ‘‘villified’’ online by people who supported the Bendigo mosque proposal, feared for her safety and wanted her name kept out of the media.

But VCAT deputy president Mark Dwyer said there was ‘‘insufficient evidence’’ to support her claims of being threatened and that Ms Ever’s ‘‘perception’’ of biased, pro-mosque media reporting was not grounds to have her name suppressed.

When he announced his decision Ms Evers, a business consultant, withdrew her planning objection to the mosque. Her advocate Andrew Moyle told the tribunal: ‘‘She does not think she can carry through with this. To her the fears are real.’’

Other objectors to the two-level, $3m mosque on Bendigo’s outer-eastern fringe will tell the tribunal the planning application — passed by a majority of Bendigo councillors last month — breaches regulations concerning parking, noise and traffic. The Australian Islamic Mission, who operate a large mosque in Sydney’s Punchbowl, have also included a cafe and sports hall in their plans for the building. The land is vacant.

Queensland-based Far Right lobby group Restore Australia has paid for a Sydney lawyer often used in anti-mosque hearings, Robert Balzola, to appear at future VCAT hearings where the objections will be heard.

Last month Fairfax Media revealed Restore Australia had funded opponents of the Bendigo mosque, including Ms Evers and Julie Kendall, her co-administrator on the Facebook page, to help their campaign. Restore Australia is run by former One Nation candidate Mike Holt, a Vietnam veteran, and Charles Mollison, a former lieutenant-colonel who also served in Vietnam. Both men live on the Sunshine Coast. Yesterday Mr Mollison was stopped by police in Bendigo after he drove a truck bearing anti-mosque slogans through the city while broadcasting Muslim calls-to-prayer from a loudspeaker.

Restore Australia also administers a subgroup called Islam4Infidels, which issues written advice for people or communities wanting to campaign against mosques. Mr Holt said Restore Australia shared material and ideology with two groups in Britain - the English Defence League, known for anti-Islamic street protests, and Liberty Great Britain, a new far-right political party.

Ms Evers told the tribunal today that media reporting of the issue had ignored planning objections. ‘‘Instead we were vilified as racists and bigots.’’ She received three death threats on the anti-Islam Facebook page she helped create as well as posts from people hoping her or her children got cancer, she claimed. She told the tribunal she had been interviewed by ASIO and the Australian Federal Police in Bendigo but could not provide proof of the threats or the interviews.

At various times during her testimony Ms Evers had to stop or leave the tribunal room because she was crying or suffering nose bleeds.

Under questioning from a lawyer representing the Islamic Mission of Australia, Chris Townshend, Ms Evers admitted she had a personal blog about Christianity and had written that multiculturalism could not work alongside Islam. She also admitted that in her own objection to the council about the mosque she had said it would be a threat to the ‘‘way of life’’ in Bendigo and had included written material about refugees and migrants to Australia and Centrelink benefits.

‘‘You have chosen to be involved in the campaign,’’ Mr Townshend said. ‘‘With that choice comes responsibility and with that choice comes awareness of what you are getting into.’’ He said Ms Evers was a ‘‘publicist’’ for the anti-mosque campaign.

Source: Bendigo Advertiser

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It took a petition from local residents to get the Brisbane City Council to reverse its initial decision not to replace soccer goal posts at Svoboda Park, Kuraby.


The park has been a popular site for informal ball games for many years.

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The Cultural Diversity Queensland, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs' Valuing Diversity Grants Program 2014-15 is now open.

The Valuing Diversity Grants Program is established to promote positive community relations, community cohesion, as well as acceptance and understanding of cultural diversity and its benefits.

Through the 2014–15 funding round, grants will be allocated to multicultural events across Queensland in the 2015 calendar year with up to $20,000 available under the Signature Events category, and up to $10,000 under the Culturally Diverse Events category.

Organisations and community groups across Queensland are encouraged to consider submitting funding proposals with innovative strategies to engage diverse cultural communities and people from the wider community in activities that promote acceptance and greater understanding of cultural diversity, positive community relations and community cohesion.

Cultural Diversity Queensland is now using a new online application process, powered by Smartygrants to manage the Valuing Diversity Grants Program.

For more information on the program, to view the Information Paper and to access the online application form, visit the website.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 August 2014.

If you require more information about the program, please contact Cultural Diversity Queensland on (07) 3224 5006.


Download the Queensland Government Grants document (2014) for a summary of all grants available to Queenslanders, community groups and industry.

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AFIC Press Release     

The President of AFIC is calling on all Australian citizens to send the strongest possible message of condemnation to the Israeli Government for its brutal attack against the innocent children, women and men of Palestine, killing over a 180 unarmed civilians, wounding over 1000 and destroying homes, buildings and whole suburbs.

Mr Hafez Kassem lamented: “Like every time, the Australian Government is not expected to express even some opinion about the brutal killing of innocent Palestinian civilians by armed Israeli settlers and an army hell-bent upon revenge and ethnic cleansing of Palestine”, citing the burning alive of a young Palestinian youth and the killing of babies and their mothers. “The Australian people must act to save what is left of our international reputation, morality and humanity”, he said.

The Israeli Ambassador to the UN declared that Israel will not stop with its bombing of the tiny Gaza strip with over two million Palestinians, many refugees. He asked the Security Council delegates what they would do if their own backyard was subjected to “constant” rocket attacks from neighbouring countries!


Is any country in the world occupying its neighbouring country which Israel is doing for the last 70 years, subjecting the citizens of Palestine to intolerable suffering and indignity on a daily basis,” asked Mr Kassem. “I ask the UN Security Council delegates what could one expect from a suffering people besieged in the tiny strip of land, living in refugee camps, not having the basic needs of water, medicines, food and shelter while the occupying country keeps on stealing their land and livelihood and they know that the world is sitting by and doing nothing or powerless to do something! What can be expected from a people who have lost hope in humanity? Their rockets killed 2 Israeli citizens. In retaliation, Israel kills almost 200 Palestinians, many children and women and wounds1000.”

In this latest aggression against the entire Palestinian people, Israel is accusing Palestinians for abducting 3 Israeli settler youths and murdering them. Israel provided no evidence of who committed this crime. In retaliation, Israeli settlers abduct a young Palestinian child and burn him alive. Israeli soldiers beat up a US Palestinian child. This is not enough for Israel. They need more Palestinian blood.

"I appeal to the Australian people to take a stand in the tragic circumstances facing the suffering people of Palestine as we expect nothing from our Government."

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4. Berlin, Germany

6. Tehran, Iran

7. Sarajevo, Bosnia

Source: World.mic

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Kuraby Mosque






Toowoomba Mosque

Gold Coast Mosque



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Email your calendar to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org for inclusion here


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Muslim Aid Australia would like to thank our awesome Muslim Aid Queensland volunteers for helping to collect much needed funds for Gaza at the Holland Park Mosque. Through the generosity of those who attended the Holland Park Mosque we were able to collect over $8000 for those affected by the conflict.



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Laleh Bakhtiar (USA, 1938-Present)

Laleh's Quran translation, "The Sublime Quran" (2007), is the first translation of the Quran into English by an American woman.


Her translation incorporates alternative meanings to Arabic terms that are ambiguous or whose meaning scholars have had to guess due to the antiquity of the language.


Notably, her translation of Chapter 4, Verse 34 has gained a lot of attention.


She translates the Arabic word daraba as "go away" instead of the common "beat" or "hit."


Her Quran translation is used in many mosques and universities and has been adopted by Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad of Jordan. 


Source: Huffington Post


Next week in CCN: Another of the 10 Muslim Women you Have To Know


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Administrative Assistant – Kuraby Mosque


Kuraby Mosque is a dynamic and vibrant Mosque with a diverse Muslim community, located in Kuraby on the south side of Brisbane.

We are seeking a full time administration assistant with the following skills and experience:

• A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in office administration including intermediate experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
• Exceptional organizational, planning and time management skills.
• Excellent English communication skills in a group environment and one on one.
• The ability to deal professionally with a range of diverse people.
• Comprehensive and concise written English skills including documenting and detailing processes and procedures, recording minutes of meetings and accurately maintaining records.
• Assisting with communications including the website/face book updates, newsletters, and publications.
• Ensuring the office is managed and maintained to a high standard including answering phone calls and emails, managing the help desk professionally, filing of documentation and other records.
• Attention to detail.
• A friendly, polite and helpful disposition is essential.

Remuneration commensurate with experience and skills.

If you have these skills and experience, please email your CV to contact@kurabymosque.org.au.



Townhouse to Rent in Runcorn/Kuraby

Highly sought after area, 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, open plan living area, air conditioning, swimming pool, close to public transport (bus and train) $400/week.
Available a.s.a.p. please call 0413913724.

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Obama humiliates Muslims at Ramadan iftar: Analyst

By Dr Kevin Barrett



US: On Monday, President Barack Obama invited American Muslim leaders to an iftar (fast-breaking dinner) at the White House.

The invitation was a trap.

Obama ambushed the Muslim invitees by unleashing Israel’s viciously racist ambassador, Ron Dermer, as the first speaker at the event. Dermer has famously said that Arabs and Muslims have “a cultural tendency towards belligerency” that is “deeply imbedded in the culture of the Arab world and its foremost religion.” He even celebrated “the refusal of commuters on a Minneapolis flight to fly until three Arab passengers were removed from the plane” merely because they were Arab.

Imagine a 1980s-era South African ambassador saying that blacks have “a cultural tendency towards belligerency” and celebrating racist whites who refused to fly on the same plane as blacks. Such a demented bigot would have been put on the next plane back to South Africa – even by the right-wing Reagan Administration.

But instead of expelling the racist psychopath Dermer, the reputedly liberal Obama invited him to the White House – to be opening speaker at the President’s biggest annual event supposedly honoring Muslims! What’s worse, at the same time Dermer was speaking to the appalled captive audience of VIP Muslims at the White House, Israel was slaughtering children in Gaza. Mental images of the photos of children with their heads blasted off or their entrails hanging out would be enough to ruin the appetite even of someone who has been fasting all day. And those are the images that come to the mind of every even slightly aware Muslim on earth when faced with the likes of such Zionist war criminals as Ron Dermer.

When Netanyahu appointed Dermer ambassador to the US, even many Israelis were horrified. They correctly saw that the appointment signaled that Netanyahu had closed the door to even the slightest chance at peace.

Israel’s leading newspaper Haaretz reported on Dermer’s appointment under the headline: “Israel’s next U.S. envoy: Right-wing neo-con with close ties to Bush family.” According to Haaretz, “Dermer’s positions on policy are far more extreme than Netanyahu’s. European and American officials have expressed shock by his positions on the settlement issue, on peace talks with the Palestinians, and on the principle of an independent Palestinian state.”

So when the Muslim guests at the White House Ramadan iftar saw who Obama had invited as keynote speaker, they must have felt like vomiting up their first meal in 24 hours.

Then it got worse.

Obama followed Dermer by standing before the nauseated guests and doing his best to justify Israel’s ongoing genocidal slaughter of the children, women, and men of Gaza. Israel, according to Obama, has “the right to defend itself.”

By uttering that genocidal lie, Obama condemned himself as a war criminal. The truth is that Israel is not defending itself. It is committing aggression, and has been trying to eliminate Palestine and the Palestinians for more than six decades. Ever since the Zionists invaded Palestine, they have been the aggressors, and their aggression has been in service to genocide. It is the Palestinians who have the right to defend themselves against genocide.

Lying about the most basic fact about the occupation of Palestine – that the Zionists are the aggressors, and the Palestinians are defending themselves, their homes, their land, their children, and their honor – is a war crime. That crime is called “propaganda for genocide.” It is the crime of Dr. Goebbels, the Nazi propagandist who, like Obama, tried to justify an ethnic cleansing by lying about who was doing what to whom and why.

Though I am one of America’s better-known Muslims, I did not receive an invitation to the White House iftar... which is probably just as well. Had I been present, I would have attempted a citizen’s arrest of both Dermer and Obama for complicity in genocide. Being wrestled to the ground by the Secret Service, and locked up for who-knows-how-long, would have put a damper on my career as TruthJihad.com’s White House correspondent.

Seriously, the President’s decision to invite the lunatic racist war criminal Dermer to speak at the White House iftar was a colossal, monumental blunder. Such ham-handed, shoot-yourself-in-the-foot politics is uncharacteristic of Obama. In the past, the US President has made several gestures aimed at trying to normalize US-Muslim relations, which were nearly destroyed by the Zionist false flag operation of September 11th, 2001. (Polls show that roughly 80% of the world’s Muslims know that the official narrative of 9/11 is a big lie, yet despite the work of groups like Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, most non-Muslim Americans still give at least some credence to the ludicrous and now-fully-falsified official story.)

But since Monday’s botched, genocidal Ramadan iftar, Obama has forfeited what little good will he previously earned by pretending to strike a different pose from that of Zionist-driven 9/11 criminals Bush and Cheney. After this, Muslims all over the world are going to see not just Obama, but America, as a 100%-Zionist-controlled existential enemy.

What can Obama have been thinking? After all, the President is known to loathe Netanyahu and Dermer. (Dermer was Netanyahu’s man in Washington, DC who with the help of Zionist gangsters like Sheldon Adelson, and an army of black-box-voting-machine hackers, tried unsuccessfully to throw the 2012 election to Mitt Romney.)

Maybe Obama was hoping that one of the Muslim guests would throw a shoe at Dermer... or worse.

I would have been more than happy to do so.

So Obama, if you want to see some fireworks at the White House, invite me... and put the genocidal criminal and 9/11 suspect Ron Dermer in the same room.


Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America's best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is www.truthjihad.com.



Press TV


Muslims shun Obama Ramadan dinner


US: Muslim American groups and individuals on Monday boycotted US President Barack Obama’s Iftar dinner over his administration’s anti-Muslim policies.

A large number of Muslims instead participated in a protest outside the White House against US government policies, according to reports published in US media.

In the past, the White House has held several Ramadan dinners with prominent members of Muslim groups and various eminent Muslim Americans.

On Monday, some American Muslims and officials from certain Islamic states still attended the Ramadan dinner, which has been seen as an opportunity to engage with officials in power, but many American Muslims refused to participate in the event amid growing concern that US policies keep getting worse and they would be complicit if they attended the dinner.

According to Firedoglake, over a hundred Muslim advocates, activists, and scholars signed an open letter explaining why they believed a boycott was necessary.

They said the dinner “represents nothing more than an attempt to whitewash state violence, absolve government institutions from taking responsibility and creating mechanisms of accountability and transparency for the civil rights violations that have been perpetrated towards Muslims and Muslim Americans, and Americans at large, beginning from even before the onset of the War on Terror.”

In particular, Muslims intend to protest complete US support for Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinians in Gaza as well as the mass surveillance being targeted at Muslim Americans.


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Sharia-compliant banking takes on conventional banks


DUBAI: Islamic banking is growing quickly, and firms are developing Sharia-compliant products designed to challenge conventional banking.

Islamic banks want to open up markets for investors who insist on banking that conforms with Islamic law, but they also want to appeal to other investors.

Multinational banks appear equally keen to expand their offerings to access a growing market.

The BBC's Middle East correspondent Mark Lobel reports from Dubai.



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Woman helps over 1,000 Belgians converts to Islam


'Prejudices stem from not being introduced to real Islam properly,' said Veronique Cools, a 25-year-old Belgian convert to Islam. 


BELGIUM: Veronique Cools, a 25-year-old Belgian convert to Islam, has has helped over 1,000 people who have accepted Islam in the past 8 years.

Cools, who accepted Islam herself at a very young age after being influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the religion, turned her home into an Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion.

Saying that she herself had to overcome many prejudices when looking into Islam, Cools then successfully helped her family overcome them too. Now her close family are also Muslims.

'Prejudices stem from not being introduced to real Islam properly,' she said as she was preparing iftar food packets for visiting Muslims to break their Ramadan fasts. 'As Muslims we need to explain ourselves to society a lot better.'

The center now has more than 1,000 members, most of them Belgian women, and is open for all of Belgium's 50,000 Muslims.       

Source: World Bulletin


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


This week CCN recommends


Occupation Diaries


Raja Shehadeh



This title deals with life in Palestine today - what it is really like - day to day, from the Orwell Prize winning author, Raja Shehadeh. It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most.


And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take for granted has to be carefully thought about and planned for: When will the post be allowed to get through? Will there be enough water for the bath tonight? How shall I get rid of the rubbish collecting outside? How much time should I allow for the journey to visit my cousin, going through checkpoints? And big questions too: Is working with left-wing Israelis collaborating or not? What affect will the Arab Spring have on the future of Palestine? What can anyone do to bring about change? Are any of life's pleasures untouched by politics?



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 last of the Ramadan treats is an adaption of a recipe by WaheedaTayob taken from her highly recommended recipe book Savoury. I used chicken as a change from the traditional mince filling. Just a note - the quantities given in this recipe could comfortably feed a very large family, so you could freeze the second of the two rolls for future use if you need to.

Savoury Pinwheels



90g softened butter
2 cups four
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. lemon juice
200ml cold milk (approx.)
2 eggs separated
2 tsp oil

Filling: Your favourite chicken or mince or steak filling.


1. Sift the dry ingredients.
2. Add the butter and mix lightly.
3. Add lemon juice and milk to make a soft dough.
4. Divide dough into 2 balls and roll each into a rectangle.
5. Spread one egg yolk onto one rectangle and distribute your filling evenly.
6. Roll the rectangle as you would a Swiss roll and freeze until firm.
7. Mix the egg white and oil together.
8. Cut into 1cm slices and place on a greased baking tray.
9. Brush with the egg white mixture.
10. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds and bake at 180deg for approx. 15mins.


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, my son is an avid soccer and tennis player but it seems like he is almost always suffering from a sports-related injury in the colder months. Is that a common thing?

A: Sports injuries tend to peak during the winter months even though you may be taking part in an indoor sport or working out in the relative comfort of the indoors. It comes back to taking extra time and care in your pre- and post-workout routine (which can avoid potential injuries and setbacks).

I’m sure that your son’s coach will get them to warm up & stretch before & after each match, but get him to take a few extra minutes for himself to further stretch & lengthen muscles.

Be sure to warm up and cool down gradually and stay warm during your workout.

Take care if you have a pre-existing injury or health issues (be sure to always get clearance from your GP before undertaking any form of exercise).

Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate some more – even in the cooler months when you may not feel like your sweating, it is imperative to drink up!


Take care and N-JOY!!




My Health and Fitness

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Send your question to Kareema at  fitness@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

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Jallaluddin's wife was arrested for shoplifting.


When she went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?"


She replied, "A can of peaches."


The judge asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches and she replied that she was hungry.


Then the judge asked her how many peaches were in the can.


She replied 6.


The judge said, "Then I will give you 6 days in jail."


Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, Jallaluddin spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something on his wife's behalf.


The judge said, "What is it?"

Jallaluddin replied, "She also stole a can of peas."

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And whether you hide your word or publish it, He certainly has (full) knowledge of the secrets of (all) hearts.

Surah Al-Ma'idah 5:6


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24 July


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27 July


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28 July


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29 July



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Waller Park, cnr Browns Plains & Waller Rds


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Logan City Mosque, 260 Third Avenue, Marsden

0402 006 020


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17 August


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24 August





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30 August


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3 November


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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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Every Thursdays  10.30-11.30am


Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


Topic = Tafseer lessons
Venue = Masjid Taqwa, Bald Hills, Qld 4036
Day = Every Monday | Time = After Esha salah | Period = approximately 30 minutes
Presenter = Mufti Junaid Akbar
Cost = free, and InShaAllah Allah will give great reward
Who can come = All brothers and sisters are welcome to attend
Please note that these recordings will be available for downloading from our website masjidtaqwa.org.au.


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.


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Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

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Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

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Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

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Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

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Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

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