Sunday, 25 January 2015

 Newsletter 0533




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




Toowoomba Mosque fire  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
Cajee heads Council with a new team and agenda  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
Madrassah Enrolment Session What is/was happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
Algester Meelad Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
Hundreds gather at pro-Islam rally in Lakemba

CCN Readers' Book Club

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A New Understanding: Mackay Mosque meeting

KB's Culinary Corner

The CCN Date Claimer

Jon Stewart Comedy Central: Can't condemn enough

Kareema's Keep Fit Column

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Beerwah Woolworths targeted by Anti-Halal protester

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Mufti criticises Charlie Hebdo's double standards  

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TV News coverage of yesterday's incident at the Toowoomba Mosque

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TOOWOOMBA: Police have launched an arson investigation after an open gas bottle was discovered at the scene of a small fire in a mosque in the regional town of Toowoomba.

Emergency services were called to the West Street mosque about 1.30pm after attendees noticed a strong smell of gas.

Firefighters found an open gas bottle inside a meeting room adjacent to the main mosque building.

Police said a small fire in a plastic bin had already been extinguished and, as the gas failed to ignite, damage was minimal.

"We're treating it as suspicious," a Queensland Police Services spokesman said.
Toowoomba's mosque opened early last year to cater to the regional town's small but growing Muslim community.

Islamic Society of Toowoomba founding president Professor Shahjahan Khan says it looks as though someone's tried to burn the mosque's office door and leak gas into the main meeting hall.

"It's just out of expectations that this kind of attempt to burn places of worship can happen," Professor Khan said.

"I hope that it's going to unite the community more than anything else.

"If it's a place of worship, it's a place of worship - people should respect it regardless of their personal beliefs."

The Islamic Society of Toowoomba purchased the former Westside Christian Church property last year after extensive fundraising by the Muslim community.

Previously local Muslims met in the nearby University of Southern Queensland.

Source: 9News


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New ICQ president, Mr Ismail Cajee (4th from left) and vice president, Prof Shahjahan Khan (2nd from left)


Mr Ismail Cajee, past chairman of the Islamic Society of Holland Park Mosque, was elected unopposed as the new president of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) at its AGM on Sunday (18 January).


Mr. Cajee told CCN that his first priority was to increase the membership of ICQ by inviting other non-Mosque based Muslim organizations to join ICQ.


"This will allow ICQ to properly represent the diversity within the Muslims in Queensland and efficiently provide services with the help of community partners," he said.


Under his leadership, Holland Park mosque took on many community outreach projects in partnership with faith and non-faith based groups in Brisbane and surrounding areas.


"Insha'Allah, my position in ICQ will allow me to reach out to the wider community across Queensland to overcome the rising tide of negativity attached with Islam and Muslims."

Ismail Cajee says he sees "great future in our youth and wants to introduce programs to provide the next generation of Muslims with an opportunity to be more productive citizens of our country". In partnership with the state and federal government, Cajee plans to target youth unemployment, radicalization and other youth related issues.


Prof. Shahjahan Khan was elected as the Council's vice president.



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The Islamic Society of Algester annual Meelad-un-Nabi (SAW) program was held at the Islamic College of Brisbane school hall on Sunday (18 January) at which over 600 men, women and children were in attendance.

The highlight of the program was the rendition of the Arabic Mawid Qasaaid by the Singapore Haqqani nasheed ensemble. Imam Afroz Ali from Sydney and and Imam Aslam of the Algester Mosque spoke on the life and teachings of the Prophet (pbuh).

The program ended with salaami by the Haqqani nasheed group and dua by Imam Ahmed Ghazaali. After maghrib niyaaz was served.




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By Rebecca Hunter Eastgate

Thirteen women and ten men from Mackay Lutheran Church visited the Mackay Mosque at the invitation of the Islamic Society. They experienced a question and answer session, prayers and a shared meal. 


It is an unsettling and tense time in the world, and in the media there are many stories of fear and distrust of Muslims. But the Mackay Lutheran congregation created their own good news story in September, trying to learn more about Islam and accepting a surprise invitation to the local Mosque.

It began when a parishioner expressed interest in a study comparing Islam and Christianity. Pastor Tom Jantke thought that, instead of relying on second-hand information-particularly in the current climate - why not see whether someone from the local mosque would come and talk to the congregation? The Muslims of the Islamic Society surprised everybody by inviting the congregation to their mosque for prayers, a question-and- answer session and shared meal. They also arranged or a senior imam from Brisbane to come up and speak.

Local imam Eshfaq Akbar explained; 'The Islamic Society of Mackay organises a few events a year, such as open days, Ramadan dinners and he like, but we haven't had such a large audience with those programs. So, we were surprised and impressed by Pastor Tom's request to learn about our faith, as we are always ready to engage with other faiths but not sure how to initiate the interaction. We were delighted and honoured to make a night of it.'

In two Sundays, the event was organised. Initially, twelve to fifteen people were expected to attend, but by the time the day arrived thirteen women and ten men were ready for the visit. Before they visited the mosque, the congregation was given information about the etiquette involved. Guidelines included wearing modest clothing, observing in silence, removing shoes, and women wearing a head covering.

During the visit, women entered the mosque through their own room and sat separately from the men at the back. The men sat in the front row, with some younger men sitting on the floor. Imam Eshfaq spoke about Islam, and special guest, Brisbane-based Imam Peer, spoke later, taking questions about Islam and current tensions in the Middle East and Australia.

Afterwards congregation members ate what Pastor Tom described as a magnificent meal of curries and salads. 'Everyone was so friendly and it was a wonderful night', remembers Pastor Tom. He described how members recognised several of the Muslim people from work and life in Mackay. 'There were farmers and a lot of young professionals, including doctors from the hospital and a head of department from the Mackay Regional Council. There were Muslims who had been in Mackay for years and years and were firmly part of the community.'

Pastor Tom said that the Lutheran women had a different experience to the men but enjoyed their visit very much. They did not feel like second-class citizens because of that difference, and some felt they were better able to appreciate the gospel afterwards.

Imam Eshfaq echoed these feelings: 'It was a chance for both parties to understand the strong connection between Christianity and Islam. That night the Muslim community also learnt a Jot about their own faith. For example, Imam Peer mentioned that the religion that has the strongest connection to ours over all other religions is Christianity!'

Pastor Tom said it was vital to have inter-faith conversations at this time. 'It is important to reach out to fellow Australians. We need to respect each other and work together to make a better Australia.'

In turn, the members of the mosque were so pleased to have someone ask to talk with them. Imam Eshfaq stated, 'Another reason that we were so happy for Pastor Tom to contact us was that with all that is going on in the Middle East, and especially because of the way it's being portrayed in the media, we can't help feeling very misunderstood and misrepresented. For Pastor Tom to actually come to us to learn about our faith and views etched a deep love and respect in our hearts.'

An update from Pastor Tom: 'The Mackay congregation followed up the visit with three studies. The first was a debriefing and talk about Islam. The second looked at comparing the God of Islam and our Christian God and a comparison between the Koran and the Bible. And the third was looking at a way to be saved in Islam and by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

'We are now talking about how we can invite the Muslims to come to us, so we can tell them what we believe and, if possible, share a meal with them and basically continue the fellowship we have started.'

Rebecca Hunter Eastgate is part-time reporter for LCA Queensland District. This story was first published in the Queensland Lutheran.


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Freedom of speech: Sydney Muslims gather at a rally to show their support for the Prophet Muhammad. 


SYDNEY: Hundreds of people gathered at a rally in Sydney's west yesterday (Saturday) in protest over negative coverage of Islam and treatment of the prophet Mohammad.

While police said more than a dozen people were moved on from the rally for breaching the peace, the event was peaceful.

Among the 800-strong crowd in the Muslim enclave of Lakemba, placards were held up with the slogan: "Je Suis Muslim" or "I am Muslim", evoking the same sentiment that became a touchstone for many in the wake of attacks in Paris.

Organisers of the Our Prophet, Our Honour rally said it was intended to be "a peaceful and respectful event" to counter negative coverage of Islam and the lampooning of the Prophet by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Speaking at the rally, outside the Lakemba train station, local Muslim leader Sufyan Badar told the crowd it was also in response to the waves of protests in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Mr Badar said the protests in the name of free speech had nothing to do with freedom.
"We also gather to place the politics of the events in France in the correct context," he said.

"Freedom is the smokescreen with which Western politicians and media conceal the underlying issues.

"In reality free speech is one of the many political tools that are used to maintain dominance over the Muslims."
Earlier, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned against the rally being used to incite terrorism, saying he hoped few people would attend.

Mr Abbott said called on more Muslim leaders to distance themselves from "evil things that are done in the name of Islam".

Hamzah Qureshi, a spokesman for the controversial group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which helped organise the event, questioned the prime minister's comments and the suggestion the event could incite violence.


Prayers ... Sydney Muslims gather at a rally to show their support for the Prophet Muhammad in the suburb of Lakemba 

"No one should be asked to apologise for or distance themselves from something they are not responsible for," Mr Qureshi said.

"I would, however, mention that it's interesting that the question of whether a Muslim event will be peaceful or violent consistently seems to come up."

Police later said in a statement that the event had been concluded peacefully, although 14 people were removed for breaching the peace. No charges were laid.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald


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A SUNSHINE Coast supermarket has become caught up in an anti-halal protest after offensive stickers were placed over product tags.

Woolworths Beerwah (Glass House Mountains) became involved in the controversy after a resident posted photos on Facebook 'gloating' that they had stuck anti-halal stickers over the price tags of more than 100 halal certified products.

The offender was not an employee of Woolworths.

The offender posted photos of the incident on the Boycot Halal in Australia Facebook page stating:

"Doing our bit to help boycott halal certification. Just spent about an hour placing these notes at our local Woolworths. Marked about 100 products. Funny how most of them were on special," the post, which has since been deleted read.

The stickers read "This product is Halal certified (possibly funding terrorism.)"

Members of opposition Facebook group, Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way reported the product vandalism to Woolworths.

The page also shared the original post by the offender.

"The manager has the name of the person who placed them, a big thank you to those who took swift action," the post read.

A Woolworths spokesman told the Daily the supermarket aimed to offer customers the range of products that they want at the cheapest possible prices.

"No Woolworths own brand product, be it Homebrand, Select, Gold or Macro is Halal certified and we pay no Halal certification fees as a result," the spokesman said.

UPDATE: AN ANTI-halal protester placed more than 100 offensive stickers on halal products for sale at Woolworths Beerwah.

Woolworths found itself in the middle of controversy on Saturday when the man posted photos on Facebook gloating about what he had done.

The man, who claimed to be a supporter of the group Boycott Halal in Australia, used homemade stickers on halal certified products which read: "This product is halal certified (possibly funding terrorism)."

While it was unclear why the man targeted Woolworths, it was confirmed he did not work for the company.

The culprit said he was "doing their bit to help boycott halal certification".

"Just spent about an hour placing these notes at our local Woolworths. Marked about 100 products. Funny how most of them were on special," he said in the post.
Opposition group Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way soon spotted the post and reported the vandalism to Woolworths and the stickers were removed.

A spokesman for Woolworths refused to comment but said the supermarket's own products were not halal certified.

"No Woolworths own brand product, be it Homebrand, Select, Gold or Macro, is halal certified and we pay no halal certification fees as a result," the spokesman said.

A police spokesman said no complaint was made on behalf of Woolworths.

It is not the first time that halal controversy has flared.

Last year an online post by Maleny Dairies sparked a storm of comments - both against halal certification and in favour - after it declared the certification catering for Muslim consumers was "not for us".

At the time Maleny Dairies owner Ross Hopper said he refused to take the post down as it would be "bowing to the minority".

The debate was also fuelled when anti-Islamic group RestoreAustralia, whose CEO lives on the Sunshine Coast, sent out a public message which encouraged supporters to buy halal certified product, take it home, then return it for a refund.

The Office of Fair Trading ruled that those asking for refunds would not be entitled to one.


The Sunshine Coast Daily


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Boundaries: Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti of Australia, said the Muslim community believed in freedom of expression. 

Australian Muslims have been urged by the nation's highest Islamic office holder to maintain civil behaviour in the wake of the controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine cover, but he also criticised the magazine for its double standards in publishing a provocative cartoon that was religiously offensive.

Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti of Australia, said the Muslim community "deplored the sad and tragic events in Paris" after 17 people were killed by Islamic State terrorists two weeks ago and Muslims stood together against terrorism.

But he told Fairfax Media the magazine overstepped the boundary in publishing a cartoon of Muhammad following the attack, and he said it had in the past been forced to apologise for mocking national leaders and being anti-Semitic.

He said that targeting more than a billion Muslims around the world by abusing what they hold sacred "is unethical behaviour" and "angers masses at home and abroad".

"And when we see a million copies being published you have to ask are they not going to provoke more negative sentiments? Are they not going to push more moderate Muslims to begin to think is this a freedom of speech? Or is it a provocation intended to cause more turmoil?" asked Dr Abu Mohammed.

He said the Muslim community believed in freedom of expression without violating general ethics and without disrespecting the beliefs of others. "Anyone who claims that the Muslim community in Australia accepts such a practice does not truly understand the nature of the community."

The latest cover of the satirical magazine features a drawing of the prophet Muhammad crying and the headline "All is Forgiven". It has sparked criticisms in the Muslim community about the magazine's using free speech to be offensive.

Pope Francis and other religious leaders around the world have said last week there are limits to freedom of expression. The Grand Mufti In Egypt, Shawki Allam, had warned the magazine that publishing the cartoon was likely to incite hatred and upset Muslims around the world.

A total of 17 people were killed in three days days of violence this month, starting with gunmen opened fire on the magazine staff in revenge for its past publication of images of the prophet, and including a siege at a Jewish supermarket.

It sparked a worldwide campaign for freedom of speech marked by the slogan "Je suis Charlie".

But Dr Abu Mohammed said the Muslim community but did not have to say "Nous sommes Charlie" to demonstrate they are against terrorism, or the absence of justice.

"We do not have to say 'nous sommes Charlie' to declare we are against double standards. Freedom of speech should not come at the expense of our ethical national values. It should not undermine our multiculturalism. It should not compromise our gains as a civil society."

Dr Abu Mohammed said in the past the magazine had been forced to apologise for criticising former French leader Charles De Gaulle and was closed down. He said it had also apologised and axed a cartoonist over an image mocking the son of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, which was widely considered anti-Semitic.

"These events in the life of the magazine show that freedom of speech has boundaries and that these boundaries must not be violated," he said.

"There are boundaries for national leaders and there are boundaries for Jewish people, whom we respect. Why is it then when it comes to Islam there are no boundaries?"

He said that society had also displayed its own double standards by immediately making the religion of the perpetrators an issue, but not immediately making clear the religion of two of the victims, Ahmed and Mustapha, and the religion of the hero of the supermarket siege – a Muslim man who saved his Jewish customers.

Dr Abu Mohammed said although he had been asked to comment about the Paris attacks "we don't want to comment on the sad events in Paris because we don't have the need to comment or to apologise on every insane act that a criminal of Muslim background commits around the world".

"Precisely as the Church does not have the obligation to apologise for any Christian criminal, precisely as the Jews and the spiritual leaders of the Jews do not have the obligation to apologise. These people are to be held responsible individually for their crimes."

He said that with the international situation and the world turmoils and the war in the Middle East with thousands of people being assassinated, the level of sensitivity across all nations and all peoples was very high.

"We should protect our civil society. We should protect ourselves from the epidemic of hate and hate speech and hate provocation, which is coming across the continents whether it is from the east or the west," he said.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald


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DATE: 23 January 2015

TOPIC: “Hazrat Amir ibn Saed the Govenor of Hims”

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar

AUDIO (MP3) LINK: http://www.masjidtaqwa.org.au/index.php/downloads/kuthba






DATE: 23 January 2015

TOPIC: “Allah Ta'aala's beautiful names - الرحمن الرحيم

IMAM: Dr Mohamad Abdalla




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Dear CCN Editor


I wrote this letter to Ms Janel Albrechsten in response to her piece in the Australian in which she suggested that in talking about Islam "you can expect to be treated in polite circles as offensive and insulting " and calls for a "much bigger ideological debate'.


Dear Janet,

My name is Ali Kadri, president of a 108 years old Mosque in Brisbane’s suburb of Holland Park and one of the spokesperson of the Muslim community in Queensland.

In your recent column, you suggested that to solve the problem of extremism in the name of Islam, we have to offend Muslims by debating it “openly”, “robustly” and “rationally” in the West. There are two major issues with such a drastic conclusion; first to assume that no such debate exists is completely false as regular columns by people like you, Andrew Bolt and discussions on talk back radio are a clear example of this debate. The fact that many Western governments have started engagement programs with Muslim scholars within their own countries and outside is also a clear example of one of the outcomes of such a debate.

Secondly, what follows from a debate is a scholarly research to establish clear links between the cause and the problem. To suggest that extremism is not studied or Islam is somehow not researched during these studies is a very naďve assumption. A recent government funded, Australia wide study on Muslim attitudes towards terrorism conducted by Dr. Adrian Cherney and Associate professor Kristina Murphy among many other such studies across the world is a clear example of link between Muslims (Hence Islam) and terrorism.

To link instances of miscarriage of Justice in some Muslim majority countries to the activity of terrorists is a weak attempt to paint Islam as a culprit. The clerics who Raif Badawi criticized in his blogs are the descendants of the same clerics, who through their religious verdicts provided the British Empire with a very strong ally to defeat the Ottoman Empire and till today continue to provide the West with a very reliable and compliant energy source. As far as Pakistan is concerned the blasphemy law is a hot topic of debate on various national TV shows and amongst various political parties. However, both these instances have no links to the actions conducted by ISIS or Boko Haram. The goals of ISIS and like-minded groups are political and terrorism is a tactic they use to reach the goal.

While the so-called “lone wolves” decide to attack a Jewish grocery store in Paris, the group that inspires them has shown very little interest in attacking Israel or gaining ground in region surrounding Golan Heights. In return, Israel has not even once attacked ISIS, in fact in the most recent attack Israel targeted forces opposing ISIS including the Assad forces. This disparity makes it very clear that the driving force behind the motivations of the “lone wolf” and ISIS are different and it is not Islam. A recent BBC article quotes Erin Miller of Global Terrorism Database (GTD) suggesting that an overwhelming majority of the victims of terrorism are Muslims.

Besides, the majority of the opposing forces to groups like ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab are Muslims too. The police officer who died defending Charlie Hebdo was a Muslim and so was the worker at the grocery store who risked his life to protect the lives of his non-Muslim customers. So if you were to blame Islam for the attack on Charlie Hebdo , why don’t you give credit to Islam for Muslims risking their lives in trying to protect the victims of that attack? Terrorism in its current form is relatively recent phenomena and Islam is a 1400 years old religion. If Islam ordered Muslims to kill every non-believer in its path, I don’t think millions of Coptic and maronite Christians would have prospered in Middle East or India would have almost a billion Hindus.

To truly discuss and defeat terrorism, people on right including yourself will have to see the world outside a little box of hate and fear. The preconceived notion of western cultural superiority, which drives most of the conservatives, makes you dishonest and a hindrance in the fight against extremism. Terrorism is a political phenomena and its solution will come through politics and international relations. I suggest instead of putting the onus on Muslims in Ausralia, why don’t you look closely into the historical and current political discourse in the post war Islamic world.

Thank you very much for reading my response.

Kind Regards,

Ali Kadri

Dear Editor


Thank you for profiling three strong women in last week's edition…Dr Gul-E-Rana in Rockhampton, Shifa Mustapha in Gympie and the women in the Hervey Bay Muslim Society. I would like to follow up with them about their issues…..thank you, Claire

Senator Claire Moore
Labor Senator for Queensland

Dear CCN Readers


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We apologize for any inconvenience caused and please pass on this message to others.

We would also like to announce our exciting new Slackscreek Mosque website: www.slackscreekmosque.org.au

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Dear Editor


I am a reader of Crescents of Brisbane, i am just wondering with all the news that is gathered I did not see anything about what happened in Peshawar Pakistan.


This was a sad loss to muslins all over the world about 150 students and teachers were murdered in cold blood. Our hearts go to the parents of these children, and the teachers who lost their lives.


There seems to be news about many other stories but perhaps i missed this. Correct me if I am wrong. The 16 December was a tragic for anyone who has children, as these children were merrily attending school, not knowing this would be their last day of life. The 15th January marks 40 days since this barbaric act happened.


Please think of these children, teachers, and the families left behind. Plus those who remain injured due to mental health, and associated with this traumatic event. Perhaps an article to show that they are not forgotten


Thank you.



(Name Withheld)


[CCN Editor] Thank you for your email and for your observations. No one hearing of this tragic event would not have been deeply saddened and shocked by it. Most of our readers would have read and seen the details of this atrocity through our mainstream media. As a community newsletter our aim is largely to report on commentary, opinions and alternative narratives rather than actual events themselves. We would not have hesitated in publishing any initiative in our community for the victims of Peshawar or press release or statement had they been forthcoming. Having said that, we have made mention of the incident though two local events here and here. I hope this explains our position and thank you for bringing this to our attention and those of our readers.


In this episode of '100 Muslims, 1 Question' American Muslims from all walks of life were asked: "What advice would you give for parenting?"


These are their responses



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New Saudi king pledges continuity


King Salman makes top appointments and vows to walk the kingdom's straight path as King Abdullah is buried.


King Abdullah, who died early on Friday after a short illness, was buried in an unmarked grave 


SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has pledged continuity and moved to cement his hold on power, shortly after becoming the new king following the death of his half-brother King Abdullah.

King Abdullah died early on Friday aged about 90. He was later buried in an unmarked grave in keeping with local religious traditions.

In his first public statement since taking over as the new monarch, King Salman, 79, vowed to "remain, with God's strength, attached to the straight path that this state has walked since its establishment".

He called for "unity and solidarity" among Muslims and vowed to work in "the defence of the causes of our nation".

Moving to clear any uncertainty over the transition to the next generation, he named his nephew, Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, as second in line to the throne behind Crown Prince Moqren, 69.

That helps to solidify control by his Sudayri branch of the royal family.

King Salman also appointed one of his own sons, Prince Mohammed, as defence minister of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.

Simple funeral

World leaders praised Abdullah as a key mediator between Muslims and the West, but campaigners criticised his human rights record and urged Salman to do more to protect freedom of speech and women's rights.

Gulf rulers and leaders including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif joined King Salman for a simple funeral at Riyadh's Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque on Friday.

Abdullah's body, wrapped in a cream-coloured shroud, was borne on a simple litter by members of the royal family wearing traditional red-and-white checked headgear.

The body was quickly moved to nearby Al-Od public cemetery and buried in an unmarked grave, in keeping with tradition.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived later to deliver condolences.

In the evening hundreds of Saudis queued to enter a royal palace where they rubbed cheeks and kissed the hands of their new leaders, in a symbolic pledge of allegiance.

Officials did not disclose the cause of Abdullah's death, but the long-ailing ruler had been hospitalised in December with pneumonia.

Oil prices jumped in an immediate reaction as news of Abdullah's death added to uncertainty in energy markets.

Speedy appointments

The speed with which King Salman announced the appointments startled Saudis, who have been used to a delay of up to several months before top appointments are made following the deaths of their monarchs.

The choice of Mohammed bin Nayef was seen by some as a reflection of his strong record in counter-terrorism in his role as interior minister.

"Times are dangerous," said Joseph Kechichian, a scholar of Gulf Arab ruling families. "Mohammed bin Nayef's appointment shows Salman feels it's important to speak quickly with a single determined voice in the face of all these threats."

US President Barack Obama, moving to cement Washington's long alliance with Saudi Arabia, was expected to speak to King Salman in the coming days.

Reputedly pragmatic and adept at managing the delicate balance of clerical, tribal, royal and Western interests that factor into Saudi policy making, King Salman appears unlikely to change the kingdom's approach to foreign affairs or energy sales.
Source: Al Jazeera


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Qur’an also available in Zulu   


Thembelani Mbhele ka Ncanywa and Yousuf Deedat with a copy of the first edition of the Zulu Qur an which was published more than two decades ago. 


DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: While there has been much interest in the Zulu and sign language Bible translations currently being undertaken, very few seem to know much about the Zulu Qur’an, despite its first being published in 1993.

The first abridged version was published by the late famous Muslim cleric Ahmed Hoosen Deedat, who was funded by the controversial Bin Laden family.

According to Deedat’s son, Yousuf Deedat, their Zulu Qur’an was inspired by the Bin Ladens, who also donated a substantial amount to the project, after a meeting in Saudi Arabia in 1986.

“Umar Moleleki (a Zulu- speaking Muslim) started working on the translation and he was later joined by Thembelani Mbhele ka Ncanywa, who is also fluent in Zulu and Arabic – the original language of the Qur’an,” said Deedat.

They printed 100 000 copies which were distributed freely to Zulu-speakers as mandated by their sponsors.


Islam is not just for those who speak Arabic and English, that is why it’s been translated into so many languages. It’s only right that South African Muslims also have the Qur’an in their mother tongue

Mbhele ka Ncanywa

“In the Qur’an Allah says: ‘I have placed warners amongst all nations that they may convey the message to the people in their own languages,’ so we clearly had a responsibility to do the translation,” said Mbhele ka Ncanywa.

They were planning to do a comprehensive version in the 2000s, but lack of funding delayed the project which Mbhele ka Ncanywa plans to resume soon, only without Moleleki, who died two years ago.

“Islam is not just for those who speak Arabic and English, that is why it’s been translated into so many languages. It’s only right that South African Muslims also have the Qur’an in their mother tongue,” said Mbhele ka Ncanywa.

The second comprehensive Zulu-only Qur’an was published by the Islamic Interfaith Research Institute (IIRI) in 2006. It was translated by Newcastle’s Moulana Cassim Mohammed Sema and his friend, known only as Mr Mabaso, in the 1980s.

Sema’s nephew and head of the IIRI, Rafeek Hassen, said his ailing uncle told him about the translation and asked him to get it published.

“It needed a lot of work because Mr Mabaso was not a Muslim and did not understand the Islamic context of the Qur’an, plus they had translated it from English,” said Mbongiseni Khumalo who edited the text by cross-referencing it to the Arabic Qur’an.

In 2009 they released a second edition with Zulu and Arabic alongside each other, like the 1993 version.

While Mbhele ka Ncanywa has criticised the IIRI versions, saying they use words that are allegedly offensive to Zulu women, Hassen and Deedat say sincerity is a priority.

“Our intention was never to insult anyone but use the words that we believed were appropriate and as close to the source text as we could get,” said Khumalo.

Source: IOL


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Chinese city bans Islamic beards, headwear and clothing on buses 


Uighur Muslim men outside a mosque in the Xinjiang region of China.

Uighur people in Karamay appear to be the target of restrictions as unrest simmers in mainly Muslim Xinjiang region


CHINA: A city in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards or Islamic clothing from travelling on public buses, state media said, prompting outrage from an overseas rights group.

Authorities in Karamay banned people wearing hijabs, niqabs, burqas or clothing with the Islamic star and crescent symbol from taking local buses, the Karamay Daily reported.

The ban also covered “large beards”, the paper said, adding: “Those who do not co-operate with inspection teams will be handled by police.”

Xinjiang, a resource-rich region that abuts central Asia, is the homeland of China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority and has been hit by a wave of clashes between locals and security forces that have killed hundreds in the past year.

China has blamed several deadly attacks on civilians outside the region in recent months on “terrorists” seeking independence for the region.

Rights groups say restrictions on Uighurs’ religious and cultural freedoms have stoked tensions.

In July China banned students and government staff from Ramadan fasting, while officials have also tried to encourage locals in Xinjiang not to wear Islamic veils.

The Karamay restrictions are “a typical discriminatory measure … which add to an increasing confrontation between Uighurs and Beijing”, Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress (WUC), told Agence France-Presse.

Chinese state media said on Sunday that nearly 100 people including 59 “terrorists” had been killed in an attack in Xinjiang the previous week.

The report came days after the government-appointed head of the largest mosque in China, in one of the region’s oldest cities, Kashgar, was killed after leading morning prayers.

China announced a year-long terrorism crackdown following a deadly bombing attack in Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi, in May, and hundreds of people have been arrested on accusations of terrorism. Security on public transport has also been tightened.

The Karamay ban would apply for the duration of a sports competition ending on 20 August, the report said.

Authorities in Urumqi in July banned bus passengers from carrying a range of items including cigarette lighters and yogurt, state media said.

Source: The Guardian


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A Muslim's Response to the 25,000 Anti-Islam Protesters in Germany 

Dear 25,000 Anti-Islam Dresden Protesters and Pegida,

I hear you marched in your thousands against my religion. Last week, and last month. You marched against immigrants, foreigners, and anyone a shade darker. I will not draw comparisons to Nazi Germany. I will not call you bigots, I will not insult you, and I will not label you. But we do have a problem.

You marched with banners claiming your city is overcrowded with Muslims. Yet 0.1% of Dresden are Muslim. You marched claiming immigrants are cramming your schools and leaving your children to travel miles for an education. Yet 2.5% of Dresden are foreign-born.

You claim that Germany is being invaded by Muslims. Yet only 5% of Germans are Muslim.

You march "against the Islamization of the West". Yet within a century containing two World Wars, the decolonisation process, countless civil conflicts, foreign intervention, globalisation, and further displacement, Muslims remain a fringe minority in Europe. Less than 6%. A pretty lousy colonisation process, no?

"What are Muslims to you, anyway? Arabs? Less than 20% of us are Arab. Indian or Pakistani? Again, less than 20%. Turkish? Less than 5%. Nothing else? That is more than half of us you cannot identify.



The Huffington Post


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Q: Dear Kareema, I find that every time I get on the scale and the numbers hasn’t shifted I give up and then slowly try to get back into exercise after a while. What can I do to keep going?

A: Ignore the numbers. Don’t rely on numbers on the scale shifting all the time. Instead, focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods and continue to push yourself every time you work out.
Consistency is key, so set small positive goals for yourself that will be easy to stick to. Focus on what you can achieve, rather than what you haven’t.
Commit to at least 3 solid workout sessions a week and go just a little easier on the other sessions.
Remember lots of colourful foods (fruit and veg) and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
All the best and N-JOY!




My Health and Fitness

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KB says:  Figs are naturally rich in much health benefiting phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants and vitamins. Figs (in Brisbane) are plentiful and very cheap at this time of the year

Beetroot and Fig Salad



2 medium beetroots
2 figs quartered
1 tab walnuts or toasted pine nuts
Feta cheese
A handful of pomegranate seeds
Lettuce or baby spinach leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 200degrees

  2. Peel and quarter beetroot.

  3. Place on a tray and sprinkle on salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

  4. Roast till tender.

  5. Place lettuce or baby spinach on a platter.

  6. Top with beetroot and the remaining ingredients.

  7. Drizzle over balsamic glaze or dressing

    Serve as a meal with wrap bread or as an accompaniment for a meal or at a BBQ

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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Jallaludin and his wife went to ther Imam for advice on their planned divorce.

Imam: You have three children - how do you intend to divide them?

Jallaludin had a long discussion with his wife and said: "Imam we will come back next year with one more."







PS: But the story does not end there..... 9 months later....... they got twins!

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Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner therein: and whoever recommends and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden: and Allah has power over all things.

Surah An-Nisaa 4:85


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"The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury to the life of another, even the lowliest creature; but to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder guilt which nothing justifies." 

~ Albert Schweitzer


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1 February



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Brisbane Northside Muslimah Monthly Meeting

2pm Sunday 18 January
Location to be advised when contacted
Topic for January : Riba: what is it, what is the punishment, how to avoid it in a western society
Please contact Ayesha on 0409 875 137 or ayesha_lea@yahoo.com.au




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All programs are conducted by Imam Uzair Akbar





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Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


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Time: 7.00pm sharp
Date: Wednesday 11 February 2014
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road Karawatha

Light refreshments will be available.




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