Sunday, 7 September 2014

 Newsletter 0513




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




Race Pack Pick Up Date: record number of entries  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
New IRA CEO visits Brisbane  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
Award-winning Queenslanders support diversity What is/was happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
AIIC 12th Annual College Fete Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
QPS Multi-faith Dinner CCN Readers' Book Club Businesses and Services
Toowoomba Mayor visits Mosque KB's Culinary Corner The CCN Date Claimer
ANIC concerned about proposed anti-terrorism laws Kareema's Keep Fit Column CCN on Facebook
Austin 612 ABC Interview with Abdalla

The CCN Chuckle

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G20 Interfaith Summit to be held on Gold Coast   Local, National & International Readership
The Green Mosque: Interfaith Summit on Climate Change   Write For Us


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Habib Malik getting in kilt with his new surroundings 

Islamic Relief Australia’s new CEO, Habib Malik a well-known international aid worker, a real humanitarian and an extremely effective fundraiser brings with him over 10 years of experience in humanitarian work, having previously served as Head of Islamic Relief Scotland where his results-oriented approach and strategic planning skills made Islamic Relief the leading international Muslim NGO in the country.

Habib Malik has spent most of his life serving the destitute and needy across the world.


In his previous role as National Community fundraiser in the UK, he raised millions of pounds to aid calamity stricken and poverty stricken people across the world through Islamic Relief Worldwide. He has personally visited many disaster and conflict prone areas to personally help and support those affected.


As an acknowledgement of his services, he was awarded the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award by the Scottish Government in 2010.

Habib Malik is a multi-talented person who has motivated and trained a great chain of volunteers from different parts of the world.


He has not only raised funds for deserving people but also has taken positive initiatives towards community development around him.


Due to his selfless services to the community he was awarded the Community Award by the Scottish Asian Business Community and Life Time Achievement Award by Young Muslims Scotland.

Dinner meeting with Brisbane community leaders at the residence of Fadlullah Wilmot, IRA Deputy CEO & Head of International Programs  

During his service with Islamic Relief, he has visited many field offices including Kenya, Kashmir, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Somaliland, Gaza, Syria, Indonesia and Sudan to understand the pain, agony and sufferings of the people affected by disasters and poverty. In 2009, he visited the Gaza strip where Islamic Relief is engaged in providing life-saving medical aid through various hospitals, water, food and primary health care to thousands of Gaza civilians.

In 2011, he visited Syria where Islamic Relief has already provided $170 million in emergency relief to millions of Syrians inside and on the borders of Syria.

Malik’s media experience includes numerous appearances on local, regional, national and international radio and TV programmes and many interviews with national and international print and online media publications.


Malik earned graduate degree from University of Paisley in Chemistry. He has also attended numerous management training courses.

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Queensland individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to improving community harmony and cohesion were honoured at the prestigious 2014 Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards last week.

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs, Glen Elmes, said the awards provided an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the inspirational Queenslanders who have supported and promoted Queensland’s cultural diversity around the state.

“The Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards honour the contributions and volunteering efforts from Queenslanders who support, promote and embrace our cultural diversity,” Mr Elmes said.

“From individuals and organisations, to education providers, business and media, our winners demonstrate commitment to supporting cultural diversity and to promoting its importance and benefits for all Queenslanders.

“These awards are also an opportunity to thank those in our community who may not have received an award but whose hard work continues to make a real difference to people’s lives around Queensland.”

Amongst those acknowledged were the president of the Islamic Society of Toowoomba, Professor Shahjahan Khan (Cultural Diversity Ambassador) and owner of Michael's Oriental Restaurant, Mr Michael Nee (Entrepreneur).

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AIIC Report       


On the 30 August, Australian International Islamic College held its 12th Annual Fete at Durack Campus with great success. The fete aimed to raise funds for the school as well as charity. It was a wonderful community event and involved not only teachers and students but various members of the community hosting stalls.

The day was blessed with fine weather and stalls bedecked the College playground, hall and undercover areas, a multitude of colour and people creating a carnival atmosphere. Food stalls offered a smorgasbord of cultural treats from Indian sweets and Indonesian satays to Dutch pancakes and Indian Biryanis with a range of items in between. You were also spoiled for choice amongst the Islamic clothing and book items on offer. Modern, child friendly stalls drew in the children, with show bags, loom bands, bracelet making henna and face painting stalls vying for their attention.


There was something for everyone from the old to the young and the young at heart. Multiple rides offered a challenge for those seeking an adrenaline rush and it was heart-warming to see the happy faces of the children jumping on the jumping castle, sliding down the giant slide and those screaming their hearts out on the Avalanche. For those lucky enough to make it during the latter part of the evening, there were stage performances from students displaying some superb singing and acting abilities with a nasheed and poetry recitals. The fireworks went off with a blast and were a perfect ending to a brilliant day. To top it off, students watched with amazement and glee the faces of the teachers who went on the Avalanche Ride at the end of the night. Some teachers held on for dear life, while others couldn’t get enough. It was the perfect chance for the children to see the tables turned.


Many thanks to all the teachers, staff, students, parents and community members involved in making the event possible and such an enjoyable one. We look forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better.


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Over 200 community and faith leaders were invited by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to celebrate Queensland's Cultural Diversity week with a dinner and entertainment at the Greek Community Centre.


The Master of Ceremonies was Fr Dimitri Tsakas, from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and the key note speakers were (Ven.) Chueh Shan Abbess, from the Chung Tian Temple and Rev (Ret.) Garth Read, Coordinator North Brisbane Interfaith Group.


Cultural Liaison Officer, Sgt Jim Bellos who inspired this annual event, told CCN: "The South Brisbane District has a strong commitment to promoting cultural harmony and strives to promote a positive relationship with people of all backgrounds, religions, faiths, and beliefs."


He was ably assisted in putting together the function with the help of Sam Cook – Producer BEMAC and Sarah Ponturo – Event Manager Kinetic Events for their support and assistance.


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Report by Islamic Society of Toowoomba



Cr Paul Antonio, Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) visited the Garden City Mosque on Sunday 31 August. This was the first visit of the Mayor to the Mosque which was purchased by the Islamic Society of Toowoomba in January 2014.

The Society invited the Mayor to an afternoon tea with the neighbours of the Mosque. This was the second such meeting with the neighbours to engage with them to understand their concerns and help maintain harmonious relationship.

Dr Md Shahiduzzaman, Secretary of the Society was the Master of the Ceremony. President, Professor Shahjahan Khan welcomed the Mayor, Police Officer, Parking and Community Development Officers of TRC, neighbours and the participating members of the Muslim community. He briefly stated the history of the Mosque and the initiatives taken by the Society to work with the neighbours.

The Mayor welcomed the diversity of the city of Toowoomba and noted his heritage of different European nationalities. He asked everyone to work towards developing understanding for peaceful living in the great city.

Some neighbours raised the issue of inappropriate parking by some worshippers in Fridays during Jumma prayers and the safely concerns around it. Imam Abdul Kader took notes on the suggestions made by the participants so that further actions could be taken to improve the situation.

The Society has always been proactive to avoid any unpleasant situation with the neighbours and regularly asked the Musallis to follow the traffic rules and safeguard the rights of neighbours.

Among the neighbours Dr Kerrie Harrison, Mr Ian and Mrs Sue Rosenberger, Ms Beth spoke on the occasion. The Imam explained the special right of the neighbours inscribed in Islam. From the community Dr M Saifuddin Ahmad, Mr Kim Greathead, and Dr Javaid Iqbal briefly spoke on good neighbourly relationship.

Professor Shahjahan Khan responded to various questions raised by the neighbours, and explained the measures taken by the Society to protect the rights of the neighbours. The program was concluded with afternoon tea including Nando’s from Toowoomba Plaza.

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ANIC Press Release       


The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) believes that all citizens have a vested interest in the ongoing safety and security of the country. However, ANIC is not convinced that the threat, no matter how serious, warrants sacrificing basic human rights and imposing on citizens the unnecessary burden of living in constant fear and paranoia.

His Eminence, Professor Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Grand Mufti of Australia and ANIC plans to meet with the Attorney-General in relation to the proposed anti-terrorism proposals. During this meeting ANIC plans to raise the following concerns about the proposed changes:

Unreasonable Timeframe: ANIC is concerned by the speed with which the government is trying to get the current amendments through parliament. As a result, proper and thorough scrutiny of the proposals has not been possible. Given the possible serious implications of the changes, the government must provide more time for review.

Piecemeal Tranches: ANIC is also concerned that the government seems to be introducing proposed changes to security and counter-terrorism legislation in a piecemeal fashion with two or three separate sets of proposals. Given the complexity of the legislation it would have been more appropriate had the government issued one comprehensive set of proposals for the community to review.

Unhelpful Discourse: In a recent press conference the Prime Minister called on “Team Australia” to get behind the proposed laws. ANIC believes that such language is unnecessarily divisive and sets those who have genuine concerns about the changes in direct conflict with the government. In addition, the report that the government allegedly dropped proposed changes to section 18C of the racial discrimination act to appease Muslims so it could gain support for the anti-terror provisions unfairly scapegoats these Australians. The government’s use of the word “jihadist” is particularly problematic given that the unusual combination of an Arabic word with an English suffix negatively stereotypes the noble Islamic concept of striving for what is better. ANIC calls on the government to use inclusive and responsible language.

ASIO Powers: The government has before parliament proposals to grant ASIO greater powers including access to third party computers on the same system or network and immunity from prosecution to intelligence officers engaged in special operations. ANIC is concerned that increased powers will only increase the lack of accountability and oversight of intelligence officers. The prospect of these powers being abused in the absence of proper safeguards is of great concern.

Lowering Arrest Threshold: The government stated that the legislative changes will make it easier to arrest terrorists by lowering the threshold for arrest without warrant for terrorism offences. ANIC is extremely concerned that further lowering of current thresholds may have the effect of criminalising legitimate, non-violent activism and calls on the government to reconsider this change.

Promotion and Encouragement: The government’s proposal includes the provision that advocacy should capture promotion and encouragement of terrorism. ANIC believes that this may have serious implications on the right to free speech where anything said which could be deemed to be in support of terrorism may run foul of the law. This will be a particular concern to preachers who spend a large proportion of their time teaching and advocating on social justice issues.

Travel to Designated Areas: The government’s proposal includes a new offence of being in a designated terrorist area and making individuals justify why they were in such a location. ANIC believes that this is a serious attack on the right to freedom of movement. This provision will have the unintended consequence of capturing unwitting and innocent travelers. ANIC believes that this would be an unnecessary intrusion into an individual’s privacy with regard to freedom of movement and reverses the traditional legal onus of being innocent before being proved guilty.

Cutting Dole Payments: On Saturday 16th August 2014, the Prime Minister announced a further proposal that any Australian citizen assessed as being a serious threat to national security would have their unemployment benefits and other welfare payments cut off. ANIC is seriously concerned about the justification of denying payments to someone who may not have been convicted of any criminal offence. Already the confiscation of passports in the absence of any conviction is causing extreme angst within the community. ANIC understands that under current social security laws, welfare payments can only be cancelled if the recipient no longer meets social security eligibility rules for example criminals serving jail sentences. ANIC believes that denying welfare payments to people who are not incarcerated may paradoxically drive these individuals into engaging in criminal activity.

Funding for Community Engagement: As recent as Tuesday 26th August 2014, the Prime Minister announced that $13.4 million would be allocated to strengthen community engagement programs in Australia with an emphasis on preventing young Australians from becoming involved with extremist groups. ANIC supports all measures to counter the threat of violence at home but believes that these programs are merely cosmetic band aid solutions.


The main causative factor is the Australian government’s military involvement in the Middle East. If the government is serious about reducing the threat, then it must review its foreign policy decisions with regard to this region. ANIC believes that the current trend to support unjust, dictatorial regimes and unilateral military aggression based on duplicitous foreign policy positions will only aggravate the state of global fear and violence.



ANIC opposes military involvement in Iraq


The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC), as stated previously, believes that one of the main causative factor for local radicalisation in the west has been the western governments' military involvement in the Middle East. The support of unjust, dictatorial regimes as well as unilateral military aggression based on duplicitous foreign policy positions has only aggravated the state of global fear and violence.

If the Australian government is serious about reducing the terror threat locally, then it must review its foreign policy decisions with regard to this region. It is on this basis that His Eminence, Professor Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Grand Mufti of Australia and ANIC opposes the government’s current decision to transport and provide weapons to the Kurdish forces in Iraq.

The decision by the government, given the complexities present in Iraq, is confounded by the following:

• The decision is not based on a United Nations’ resolution sanctioning such action. And this is despite the fact that Australia currently sits on the UN Security Council.
• The weapons are not earmarked for a national government but rather for a breakaway force that includes a listed terrorist organisation, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
• The likelihood of mission creep given the government has already foreshadowed the possibility of deploying SAS soldiers and fighter jets. Professor Ibrahim Abu Mohamed voiced his opposition stating: “ANIC calls on the government to reexamine its decision to provide weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq. The Government will be imputed for further radicalization locally if it continues military intervention in the middle East.”

ANIC fully supports the government’s current humanitarian assistance insofar as food, water and medical supplies to affected regions in Iraq are concerned. This is a just and noble act that all citizens will applaud.

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Climate change is an important issue for people of faith. Mariam Ismail Badaroon, of Cape Town, South Africa, has not only adapted the lifestyle of her family to make a difference, but is also teaching families at her mosque on how they can slow the impact of climate change.





Plans are underway for an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, to be held in New York from 21 to 22 September. Some 30 religious leaders will gather for the two-day summit.

In attendance will be leaders from various spiritual traditions such as Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Brahma Kumaris, Indigenous and multi-spiritual. The summit will convey the concern of faith communities around the world regarding the proposals of the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit, taking place on 23 September at the UN in New York.


A new website featuring interfaith perspectives on climate change, highlighting the upcoming summit, has recently gone online www.interfaithclimate.org. It offers a variety of faith-based perspectives while encouraging people to get involved in addressing climate change issues.

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What compels young Muslim men to Jihad?


Local Brisbane Muslim men are being attracted to Jihad in the Middle East.

One of them is Afghan-born "Abu Yusseph", whose real name is believed to be Zia AbdulHaq, a man who left behind a son and ex-wife when he moved from Brisbane to Aleppo to be part of Islamic State.

Steve Austin spoke with Associate Professor Mohamad Abdalla from the School of Humanities at Griffith University.

In the Interview Dr Abdalla says there are a number of factors that contribute to the violent radicalisation of young men.


He says it's often vulnerable anti-social young men who fall through the cracks that become radicalised and insists Muslim leaders regularly speak out against them actions of radical Islam. Dr Abdalla says young people are also attracted to radical groups because they want to fight against Israel.

Austin notes that Australia is providing arms for a group in Iraq who are fighting ISIL in Northern Iraq. Dr Abdalla says such policies actually exacerbate the problem because young Muslim men see it as a double standard.


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How the protection of religious freedom could activate economic benefits in the  community will be a central theme of a three-day conference to be hosted by Griffithv University in the immediate wake of the G20 Leaders Summit.

The G20 Interfaith Summit will be held on the Gold Coast from November 16-18, with international dialogue around economic development, religious freedom and socialvcohesion at its core.

Leading religious commentators from Australia and overseas will attend the forum, which is supported by the Queensland Government, and the International Consortium for Lawvand Religion Studies.

Among the delegates confirmed are Dr Brian Grim, a world-respected expert on religious freedom and business. Others include Dr W Cole Durham, managing editor of the Harvard Law Journal, RMIT’s Professor Des Cahill, renowned advocate for multiculturalism and the promotion of respect between religious communities and the Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson.

A specially-convened interfaith panel from the United Arab Emirates will consider the extent and impact of religious freedom in the Middle East.

The Director of Griffith’s Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Dr Brian Adams (pictured above), believes the Interfaith Summit will provide context for many issues raised at the G20 Leaders Summit.

“Religion is often misunderstood or overlooked as a factor around world events but it has a major role to play from medical ethics to cross-border conflicts to macroeconomics,” he said.

“We anticipate that some of the delegates at the G20 Leaders Summit will also attend the Interfaith Summit on the Gold Coast, where some of the issues raised on Saturday and Sunday can be debated and developed on Monday and Tuesday.

“Our aim is to improve the understanding of faith-based perspectives and how they impact on communities, ultimately in relation to macroeconomic, transnational decisions made by world leaders.”

The G20 Interfaith Summit, to be held at Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, will bring together scholars, lawyers, commentators, political leaders and interfaith leaders from around the world.

“We expect the event to make a productive contribution to economic debate in the immediate wake of the G20 summit.”



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Assalaamu Alaikum,

A group of women have recently joined together to support mothers who are about to give birth and may be socially isolated. The idea behind our initiative is that ‘it takes a village’ to raise a child and we hope to be part of that village by offering our support.

If you or someone you know is pregnant and could use some support, please contact us. We are hoping to offer social and practical support following the birth of the baby, for a period of time.

At present we have only a small number of volunteers and will welcome anybody who may be interested in joining the group.

We are also in need of some legal advice and would appreciate feedback from anyone who may have some expertise in this area.

If you are able to help out or just want to know more, please contact Ayesha on
0421 715 061.

Jazak Allah


Ayesha Ahmid

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: For the people who are going for Hajj, this is an ideal gift to give to them to enjoy with a cup of tea.    

Buttermilk Rusks


4 cups nutty wheat flour or wholemeal flour
1 cup self raising flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. bicarb of soda
3 tsp. baking powder
¼ cup chopped almonds
1¼ cup brown sugar
1 cup sunflower oil
1½ cup jungle oats
2 tab. Sesame seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2 tab. soomph or fennel seeds
250g butter
125ml of buttermilk (approx.) 


1. Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
2. Melt butter, add oil and sugar and beat for approx. 2 minutes.
3. Add buttermilk to the oil mixture and then the dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Pat the mixture into a well-greased baking pan and cut into slices.
5. Bake at 180degrees until golden brown.
6. Then cool, cut again, separate each slice and place in a baking tray and bake at 100degrees for 3 to 4 hours, then switch off your oven and allow the rusks to crispen further.

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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• Be sure to stretch as soon as you clear the finish line
• Rehydrate – lots of water to replenish the body
• Have a healthy meal to re-energise the body and feel fuller for longer
• Reward yourself with a full body massage
• Not able to have that massage – have a warm bath instead
• Keep the training regime going and aim to better your race result (time) for next Creswalk…
• Enjoy the post- race activities




My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

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

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


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A feisty 70-year-old woman had to call Jallaludin a lawnmower repairman to fix her faulty machine.


After a quick inspection the Jallaludin put some fuel into the motor and handed her a $70 bill for labour.

"Labor charges!" she exclaimed. "It only took you five minutes."

Jallaludin explained that his company had a minimum one-hour charge on every house call.

"Well, I want my remaining 55 minutes of labour," the lady responded, and she handed Jallaludin a rake.


Jallaludin spent the next 55 minutes in her yard bagging leaves.

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The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in His names: for what they do, they will soon be requited. 

Surah Al-A'raf 7:180


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Day of Aashooraa (10th day of Muharram)



Prophet’s Birthday 12th Rabi-ul Awwal 1436

7 June 2015


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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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Taleem Programe at Kuraby Mosque


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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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

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

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)

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Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

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

AYIA Foundation


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