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Gatton Muslim community needs your help

Births, Marriages, New Migrants and Condolences

The CCN Food for Thought

From Kuraby to Comrades

The CCN Weekly News & Views Briefs

An Ayaat-a-Week

Family Fun Night at Australian International Islamic College

Jumma (Friday) Khutba (Lecture) Recordings

Events and Functions

Graduation at Slacks Creek Mosque

 The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor

Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Modesty meets modern fashion in Muslim clothing exhibition

 The CCN Classifieds

Businesses and Services

Supporting the Bachar Houli Cup and Leadership Program

Around the Muslim World & Muslims Around the World

The CCN Date Claimer

Iranian-born refugee wins major literary award

CCN Readers' Book Club

CCN on Facebook

Blind job applications to overcome hiring bias

KB's Culinary Corner

Useful Links

Continental Club's Leader Board

Kareema's Keep Fit Column


  The Ethics of Finance, Earning & Living

Fitria on Food Appears monthly

Write For Us

  ICQ Community Announcement

Get your fingers green with Ahmed Esat



Taufan's Tip on Self Defence



The CCN Chuckle


Changing How People Around the World View Pakistanis


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“A Christian could never be elected mayor in a Muslim city!”
Muslims on what it's like to live in Australia

Nine give voice to what it's really like to live as a Muslim


The CCN's "We'll take that as a comment" Column

24 of the Most Influential Black Muslims in History

The world's most beautiful mosques




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Gatton Muslim community needs your help: Settlement date 6 June



The Lockyer Valley Islamic Association has acquired a property in Gatton for its proposed Community centre / Musallah.

The Committee has now raised $155 000 including pending pledges, leaving a shortfall of $95 000.

The settlement is scheduled for the 6th June 2016. Your assistance to help us settle will be much appreciated.

Bank Account details:
LVIC Pty Ltd
Westpac BSB: 034182 A/c: 275675
Please insert your name as reference for funds transferred. To receive a receipt kindly send an email to

For any enquiries contact the LVIA Committee at



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Anver Omar on "the run that humbles you"

Dr Anver Omar returned to Durban this week to run his11th Comrades today (Sunday 29 May).


"I'll miss my son Yusuf and his endless chatter after running the last 4 with him. He's relocated to Delhi. I'm ready with over 1,200kms of training around Kuraby and the hills of Springwood," Dr Omar told CCN.


158 Australian runners are taking part in this year's down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.


CCN readers can follow the runners' progress over the 89km route here. Click on the results link.


The Omar support team

Fellow Durban Crescents' Comrades carbo and protein loading


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Sophia Reed, Erin Frost, Fahizal Abdullah (Event Coordinators)



International Islamic College hosted another successful Family Fun Night.


It all began well before 4pm with teachers and staff frantically organizing a fun-filled evening. There were beautiful stage decorations, chilled drinks for those who needed it and warm coffee and tea to drink while we chatted with family and friends.

We were very privileged to welcome Peter Russo who represented the Premier.
Out the back in the kitchen teachers were working hard packing food for the night ahead.

Listening to the Nasheed group for entertainment was beautiful and breath‐taking.
Year 4 teachers took charge of the colouring competition, with some true artistic talent on show.


The high school teachers made delicious desserts of custard and jelly. YUM! Badge making, movies and popcorn, glow sticks, bookfair and the spectacular fireworks at the end were enjoyed by all!

Our student council were terrific managing the night’s activities, welcoming all the families and facilitating the quiz and activities.

We thank all families of AIIC and the community for the tremendous support received.


All monies raised will go towards much needed resources for the students, InshaAllah



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Adult graduation night at the Slacks Creek Mosque who completed the Level 1 Quran course







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Clothing on display combines high fashion with the modesty required by Islam.

A travelling exhibition showcasing Muslim fashion in Australia has opened at the National Archives in Canberra.

The show, from Sydney's Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, showcases local designs that marry a modest aesthetic with fashion forward trends.

Australian fashion designers have tapped into an international market of women who want fashionable clothing that still adheres to Muslim tenets of modesty.

The global market for Muslim fashion is worth more than $200 billion, with the most customers in Turkey and Indonesia.

Curator Glynis Jones said high-fashion Muslim attire was one of the largest growth areas in the global fashion industry.

She said Australian Muslims were adapting fashion to suit them.

"Garments that express their faith but also allow them to explore the nuances of fashion and trends," she said.


The global Muslim fashion market is worth roughly $200 billion.

The Australian designs on show in the exhibition include everything from casual wear to formal designs and swimwear.

The exhibition also spotlights influential Muslim fashion bloggers like Delina Darusman-Gala.

Female fashion bloggers sharing their styles and thoughts online have encouraged many young Australian Muslims to express their individuality through their attire.

Visitors to the show have the chance to browse through Muslim fashion magazines and street style images as well as look at local designs in detail.

The show also profiles several high-profile Australian Muslim women, to get their views on life, career, faith and fashion.

The exhibit, Faith Fashion Fusion, is on show at the National Archives of Australia until September 4.

Source: ABC


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The Turnbull Coalition Government is supporting an expansion of the Australian Football League’s (AFL) Bachar Houli Cup and Leadership Program.

The Government is providing $625,000 to this proven program which combines culture and sport by engaging Bachar Houli, star Richmond player and AFL Multicultural Ambassador, as a role model and mentor for young people.

Participants undertake skill development sessions in communication, decision making, resilience, identity and community values. They are also encouraged to engage in the local community and promote cultural and social inclusion.

This program has already engaged more than 30 Islamic schools and organisations, with more than 10,000 players taking part.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull congratulated the AFL on the achievements of the Bachar Houli Cup and Leadership Program.

“This great mentoring program demonstrates the power of sport to develop teamwork and leadership skills,” said Mr Turnbull.

“The inspiring example of Bachar Houli shows how hopes, skills and character can be honed on the sporting field and extended to other leadership roles in life.”

The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, said: “The program contributes to a resilient and harmonious society united around shared values of mutual respect, freedom of speech and freedom of belief. It uses sport as a great way to embrace diversity while providing students from Islamic schools with the opportunity to learn to play football in a fun, non-competitive environment.”

The 2016-17 Bachar Houli Program will include:

• the AFL’s highly renowned Sport for Development initiative, encompassing both the Bachar Houli Cup and Academy;
• a youth mentoring program which includes engagement with schools across the country;
• new opportunities for young people using traineeships and transitional pathways to full time employment through the AFL Sports Ready program; and
• AFL-hosted Iftar and Eid events held nationally during Ramadan to engage with communities and foster improved cultural education and awareness.



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New South Wales Premier Mike Baird with former refugee Australian actor/writer Osamah Sami

An Iranian-born author and actor has taken the opportunity of winning a major NSW literary award to speak out against Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's controversial comments about 'illiterate' refugees.

Iranian refugee Osamah Sami, 33, has taken out the Multicultural category at the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, for his memoir, 'Good Muslim Boy'.

The book, which describes his own experiences of fleeing Iran, was printed last year.

He took this opportunity to criticise comments made by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on 'illiterate refugees.'

"I wrote a book in my third language, in your language - in English, and I just happened to win the literary prize and I don't know if you can even read my book," Mr Sami said.

Refugee Council of Australia CEO Paul Power says the Minister's comments are dangerous and incorrect.

"Many people would take the views of the minister responsible for the refugee program at face value and not realise the political motivation behind these comments," he said.

Now a prolific actor, writer and comedian, Mr Sami fled persecution in Iran as a teenager and arrived in Australia with little else than his sense of humour.

"There was no bombs, it was a shock," he said.

"You come and it's like 'wow it's a sunny day, it's a clear day, it's a good day.'"

Mr Sami said he "became confused" after finding a flyer in the mail asking him to become a member of AFL club Essendon Bombers.

"I thought 'Oh my God is this a test?'", he said.

"Are the Australians setting a trap for us, do they want to know if we call. I was just shaking and we went back inside me and my brother were trying to decipher the codes.

"Why do they want us to join the Bombers? Is it because I am Osamah and my brother is Mohammed?"

Mr Sami's life story is soon to be the subject of a feature film.

Billed as Australia's first Muslim romantic comedy, 'Ali's Wedding' is described by producer Sheila Jayadev as a story that many will be able to relate to.

"It's a classic Romeo and Juliet love story but set in the Muslim community in Melbourne," she said.

"We think it's a very important story to tell because Osamah is providing us with a very honest and authentic window into a culture that for the most part is vastly misunderstood."

A misunderstanding that Mr Sami said can be remedied with the telling of stories.

"When you empathise with another human being you empathise as a human being, not as a Sudanese person, an Iraqi person or an Iranian person," he said.

"They're just a human being in front of you."

Ali's Wedding will be released in cinemas in 2017.

Source: SBS


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Have you ever gone for a job and been tempted to anglicise your surname, remove your female pronoun or delete your birth date in case it cruels your chances?

For the first time in Australia, the Victorian government will trial removing personal details - such as name, gender, age and location - from job applications to rule out discrimination or unconscious bias.

Unconscious bias - when hidden beliefs or attitudes influence our behaviour - has long been a bugbear for those championing workplace diversity.

It's a very personal project for the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott. His wife, Shaojie, has a Chinese background but has occasionally used her anglicised name, Jade Scott, for job interviews.

When she did there was a marked increase in responses to her applications, noted Mr Scott.

"We're not talking about overt bigotry or racism; this is not people who are going to a Reclaim Australia rally," he said.

"This is a much more subtle process, where we make assumptions about people based on limited information."

Talking to multicultural community groups about his wife's experience has confirmed how common it is, he said. "You just see all these heads nodding".

In an effort to tackle this bias, the 18-month Victorian trial will assess which personal details - including name, gender, age and location - should be removed during a job application process.

Major government departments, agencies such as WorkSafe and Victoria Police, and private companies such as Westpac will take part on a voluntary basis, and Mr Scott said there were clear financial benefits for companies adopting the practice.

People from culturally diverse backgrounds with the same qualifications and experience often have to submit many more job applications, shows research from the Australian National University.

To get as many interviews as an applicant with an Anglo-Saxon sounding name, an Indigenous person must submit 35 per cent more applications, a Chinese person must submit 68 per cent more applications, an Italian person must submit 12 per cent more applications, and a Middle Eastern person 64 per cent more applications, it found.


Source: The Age


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Continental Club's second tournament of the year held at Palmer Gold Coast on Sunday 15th May.

Nearest the Pin Hole #6: ABED ABOO
Nearest the Pin Hole #8: ABDUL OMAR

Nearest the Pin Hole #17: SAFY LEEYA
Longest Drive Hole #3: IMRAN ABDULLA
Longest Drive Hole #18: NIZAM LEEYA


Open Division

C Division
3rd Place: IQBAL OMAR

B Division
1st Place: YACOOB OMAR
2nd Place: NIZAM LEEYA
3rd Place: JOE KHAN

A Division
1st Place: SAFY LEEYA


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This 2-day seminar is part of Al-Ghazzali Centre's Living Right Series, which provides practical counsel and advice on how to live ethically in accordance with Prophetic Example as best we can in this day and age.


Click on the image for course details.

This Short Course is based on the classical manual from Imam Ghazzali's Ihya, titled “The Ethics Earning & Living", as well as Imam Shaybani's text of the similar title on Ethical Earning.

This course will help the student to understand and apply principles to their daily lives regarding:

The purpose of earning in this world
The need to engage with and own worldly wealth, yet not be owned by it
The moral obligation for ethical acquiring of wealth and property, and how illicit and suspicious possession of wealth brings physical and metaphysical harm
The realisation of concepts like ‘Isrāf’, ‘Insāf’ and ‘Ihsān’ in context with finance, earning and living
The eschatological objectives (the reality of the Afterworld) of livelihood at a personal level of earning and societal level of economics

The course, taught by Imam Afroz Ali, is suitable for everyone interested to raise their standards of ethical living as an important part of this life and the Afterlife where we will be taken to account for our personal and social affairs, well as for those interested in contributing to higher ethical standards in micro and macro-economics



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ICQ Community Announcement: FREE Food Handling and Hygiene Training



ICQ in conjunction with Brisbane City Council is proud to be hosting a FREE food handling and hygiene workshop.


If you're planning to run a food stall at an upcoming event or market, then this training is for you.


Participants will receive a food safety certificate and helpful steps to hold your very own food stall anywhere in Brisbane.

Date: Sunday 5th June 2016
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane (45 Acacia Road KARAWATHA)
Time: 1:30pm SHARP
Cost: FREE

Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP please contact Ali Ghafoor on or PH: 0410 083 975


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Women are hardworking, resilient and marvellous multi-taskers! These women have shown that Pakistani women are especially exceptional because of all that we have to overcome and yet we are able to not only become leaders in our fields but also pioneer into uncharted territories. All over the world, and beyond.


Read on about these super Pakistani women gathering respect and accolades the world over:


2. Rozina Ali

Dr. Rozina Ali is a microvascular reconstructive plastic surgeon and consultant with a specialist interest in breast reconstruction. She was awarded the Cutler’s Surgicial Fellowship in 2007 and is highly regarded within the medical industry with her research cited in many prestigious medical journals and her appearances on TV shows in the UK and US as an expert in the field.





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The Mayor of London

Since Sadiq Khan’s election as Mayor of London, many people seem to be suggesting that no Muslim city would ever be open-minded enough to elect a Christian as mayor.

So, in the interests of accuracy, and because FACTS ARE OUR FRIENDS, I present a list of some of the many Christians who have done just what Mr Khan has done – been elected to high office in Muslim countries where they are a religious minority:

3. Februniye Akyol



The Turkish city of Mardin recently elected its first female Christian mayor, Februniye Akyol. Turkey is 96.5% Muslim.

NEXT WEEK IN CCN: 4. Bourtros Boutrol Ghali



Source: The Muslim Vibe


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Muslims on what it's like to live in Australia


Continued from last week's CCN


Report by Beau Donelly


A Muslim mother in Sydney fears her grandchildren will end up in a concentration camp. A Victorian father won't tell his football team he is Muslim so he doesn't have to explain himself. To be Muslim is to be judged for everything you do, says a Brisbane woman. An international student living in Melbourne says she feels segregated in class.

What is it to be Muslim in Australia today?


Fairfax Media asked readers who are Muslim to speak of their experiences and how they explain extremism and Islamophobia to their children. Dozens of people responded.


CCN publishes one response each week:


"All Muslims are classed as terrorists"


Mocca, Perth, Afghan


We came to Australia when I was three years old. I always thought Australia was my country until I started to wear a scarf. Nowadays all Muslims are classed as terrorists.


When I started to cover I lost two friends because they couldn't hang around someone who covers and doesn't drink. Since covering up, complete strangers pass judgment on me. I've been verbally abused, a man once pulled a knife on me, the list goes on. I don't feel safe walking around the shops. Like I constantly have to be on guard in case I get attacked.


It is sad how our society is acting. We are dividing ourselves. There should be no difference between a girl who wants to cover herself from head to toe or someone that wants to reveal everything. We should both be treated with the same respect.


Source: Brisbane Times


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Australian Muslims speak up


Continued from last week's CCN


Nine men and women from around Australia give voice to what it's really like to live as a Muslim. Sami (not his real name), a 45-year-old father and member of the NSW police force, tells how extreme ideology has influenced his world. Beau Donelly reports. 



There’s a main road from where I live to Parramatta where our major crime squad is located. Early on in my career, I had a vision of driving up and down that road until the day I died. That thought horrified me. I wanted to do something that would allow me to see the world.

That was more than 15 years ago. Since then I’ve worked in drugs and organised crime, counter terrorism and as an undercover operative. I’ve also been an armed air security officer on commercial planes and did stints with the Australian Federal Police in Beirut, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. I’ve always stood out as either the only or the first Muslim officer in my unit.

When I joined the cops there was an assumption that I was part of some kind of affirmative action program. There were very few non-Anglo cops back then. Some people still don’t believe you can be an Arab and a cop. I get asked if I’m a “Mussie” or called “one of the good Lebs”. Once when I visited a prisoner in jail, the prison officer told me I looked like I belonged in there.

When I got into the air security officer program, one of the guys in the unit said I shouldn't be allowed on a plane with a gun. I don't drink and that’s always been a liability in the cops.

Blatant racism and prejudice still exists in the police force but things have improved. I'm always breaking new ground. A lot of the older cops, my colleagues, accept me. When faced with discrimination by younger members, I tell them I’ve lived in Australia and have commemorated more Anzac Days than they have. I try to make sure that any racism I’ve experienced isn’t repeated in my teams. I enjoy what I do and have had every opportunity to get promoted in the police force, but being a Muslim is always an issue - at the very least, a discussion point.

I was working back late when I saw the planes fly into the towers in New York. I’d majored in aeronautical engineering; I knew it was a mid-sized commercial jet and that it was deliberate. I hoped to God it wasn't Islamic extremists but deep down I knew it was.

At that point, my life changed forever.

Since September 11, it's been very difficult to be a Muslim. We’re all lumped into that one group.

The extremists do not represent Muslims. They are peddling a complete perversion of Islam. I have spent many hours at work listening to these people, I have followed them and watched them. That extreme ideology that Australians find alien and repulsive, I, too, find alien and repulsive. It hurts me. Extremists pose a real danger and a threat to non-Muslims and Muslims alike.

I've had awesome opportunities in my career that I would have never dreamed of as a kid because of the vices held against me as an Arab and a Muslim. People treat me better when they find out I’m a police officer.

If you have brown skin in Australia you're treated differently; people think you’re stupid, assume you’re uneducated. But the idea of multicultural Australia is now something people have to accept - whether they like it or not. We have many different people living here and eventually we’re going to melt into one unique culture.

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A Clever Muslim Teacher




Teaching students about the effects of bad deeds on the heart and the importance of istighfar (asking Allah's forgiveness).





My Favourite Person

  Mujeeb and Steve



Mujeeb tries to get on Steve’s best friend list. Steve tells Mujeeb that his favorite person is the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Steve explains to vlog viewers the amazing life and accomplishments of the Prophet Muhammad.




A Russian Muslim speaking about Paris Attackers





Dhikr After Fajr and Magrib Salah






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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs


Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister


CAIR Launches Satirical 'ISLAMOPHOBIN' Public Awareness Campaign to Challenge Anti-Muslim Bigotry



US: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, launched a satirical public awareness campaign to challenge growing Islamophobia in America.

In its new social media campaign, CAIR is distributing "ISLAMOPHOBIN®," a mock-medicine designed to "cure" Islamophobia and includes a television commercial for the product.




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1. Bilal ibn Rabah (580–640 A.D.)



Bilal was a formerly enslaved Ethiopian who became one of the closest and most-trusted companions of the Prophet Muhammad. Known for his beautiful voice, Bilal became the first muezzin (caller to prayer) in Islam, chosen by Muhammad himself.

NEXT WEEK IN CCN: Umm Ayman (d. 650)

Source: Atlantic BlackStar

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The world's most beautiful mosques (Continued from last week)




Umayyad Mosque, Syria  

The Great Mosque of Damascus is easily one of the finest buildings in the Islamic world. Finished in 715 under the rule of the Umayyad Caliph al-Walīd I, it is based around a vast courtyard some 157m by 100 m in size. The Shrine of Saint John the Baptist (Prophet Yahya) is believed to contain the man's head. The mosque has thus far been protected from the violence that has ravaged much of Syria and destroyed mosques hundreds of years old elsewhere , such as in Aleppo, but reports of stray shells causing impact damage to its facades emerged this year.      


Source: Telegraph UK

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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 27 May 2016

TOPIC"Road to Success"

IMAM: Akram Buksh







Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 27 May 2016

TOPIC"Dua is the essence of worship"

IMAM: Uzair Akbar


Play the recording  















Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 27 May 2016

TOPIC"Wisdom of Ramadaan"

IMAM: Prof. Mohamad Abdalla



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The Inbox


Dear CCN,

As we are all aware, the current world crisis in the Middle East has affected greatly to the Muslim communities across the globe, especially in Australia. This can be seen with the increasing numbers of abuse to Muslim women as well as damages to Muslims' places of worship. At the same time, more and more mosque proposals across the county have been rejected by the local governments or councils with various reasons such as badly designed, noise and traffic issues.

I would like to enquire/propose a set up of a non-profit organization within Queensland that comprises of Muslim architects, building designers, researchers, landscape architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers etc., that can assist with any Islamic built environment proposals in Queensland or perhaps nationwide (insyaallah) as well as improving the quality of building and architectural design for such spaces, especially future mosque designs, especially when seeking development approvals.

There are so many great mosques, open spaces/gardens and other great Islamic buildings across the globe; perhaps it is time for Australia to be in the list sometime in the near future. These designs can further incorporate with the local Australian and indigenous materials, art and architecture, as well as open, transparent and great interfaith gathering spaces for Islamic communities and other religious groups. My ambition is to see the first Interfaith building in Australia being built in Queensland and organized/set up by an Islamic organization within the state

This is just a conceptual idea that's been in my head for a while and I would like to enquire if there is an interest among us for such proposal for a non-profit organization. Wassalam

Kind Regards

Zul Othman, PhD.
School of Design | Faculty of Creative Industries
Queensland University of Technology | Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street | GPO Box 2434 | Brisbane QLD 4001| Australia
t: 0408 711 893 | e:,_Zulkeplee.html

Dear Editor,

My name is Ryan Spencer, I am trying to find an old friend that I've lost contact with since primary school.

My friend is Islamic and I'm having trouble finding him. I have tried all the places I can with only knowing his name and the school we both went to as children in a different state (NSW).


We both now reside in Queensland but I don't know where to go to find him. My friend is Islamic and I'm hoping I can find him through your newsletter to pass on my name and details so he can contact me.

Is there anything you can do for me to help.

His name is Yassin Hussein.


We both attended the primary school in New South Wales called Murrayfarm public school.


I know I have little information that's why I'm finding it hard to give him my mobile number so he can contact me.

Kind regards

Ryan Spencer


[EDITOR] If any CCN reader is able to help, please email us.

House Lawmakers Blast Saudi Arabia for Spreading Extremism



SAUDI ARABIA: Several House lawmakers angrily accused the Saudi government of stoking extremism as they considered a new Senate bill Tuesday to allow victims of the 9/11 terror attacks to sue the oil-rich monarchy.

It was the latest sign of Capitol Hill’s growing frustration with the Saudi kingdom, which lawmakers criticized for financing the spread of Wahhabism, an ultraconservative form of Islam.

“The Saudis and the Saudi royal family have been right up to their eyeballs in terrorist activity,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.).

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), the chairman of a House subcommittee on terrorism, noted that “Wahhabi followers are more easily recruited by terrorist groups.”

Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of California accused Riyadh of funding religious leaders who “preach violent murder against those who they disagree with.”

In anticipation of the criticism, the Saudi government released two fact sheets to reporters Tuesday touting strong counterterror ties between the U.S. and the Mideast kingdom, including curbing Iran’s influence and cracking down on terrorism financing. The documents also rebutted claims that the Saudi government had any role in supporting the 9/11 hijackers, 15 of whom were citizens of Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh has made no secret it opposes the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which the Senate passed last week and could go to a vote in the House as early as next week. The legislation would allow the victims of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil to sue foreign countries for supporting terrorist activities.

The White House opposes the legislation, saying it could expose the U.S. to lawsuits around the world. “It’s difficult to imagine the president signing this legislation,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said last week.

During the hearing, Rohrabacher asked the four Saudi expert witnesses — who included former 9/11 commissioner Tim Roemer — to raise their hands if they believed the Saudi Royal family did not know of the 9/11 plot ahead of time. Two experts, Karen Elliot House of the Belfer Center and Daniel Byman of Georgetown University, raised their hands, while Roemer and Simon Henderson of the Washington Institute kept their hands down. Later, Roemer said the question was too complex to deal with in an up-or-down fashion, but Rohrabacher rejected that view. “The Saudis have been financing terrorism now for 20 years at least,” Rohrabacher said.

The dispute comes as the Obama administration considers the public release of 28 classified pages of a congressional inquiry into 9/11. A handful of former U.S. officials say the pages show that some Saudi authorities were complicit in the 9/11 attacks — an allegation that Riyadh strongly denies. Saudi Arabia has said it supports the release of the pages so it can finally defend itself against the accusations of its critics.

Source: Foreign Policy


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Saudi Arabia: Man Shoots Doctor For Assisting Wife’s Labor



Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. A jealous father shot a male doctor at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh for assisting his wife's delivery.


SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi authorities have arrested a man for shooting a male doctor who had helped his wife’s delivery, after arguing that a female doctor should have overseen the birth.

The doctor, Muhannad Al Zabn, delivered the baby in April at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Gulf News reported.

The father offered his thanks to the doctor and asked to meet him at the hospital to show him his appreciation in person for the delivery.

The pair proceeded to meet in the hospital garden to talk about the delivery when the father unveiled a firearm and shot at the doctor, seriously wounded him.

The father ran from the scene but Saudi police later arrested him. Health workers transferred Al Zabn to the hospital’s intensive care unit but he is now in a stable condition.

Bassam Al Buraikan, spokesperson for the King Fahad Medical City hospital confirmed the incident to Gulf News and said that authorities were conducting an investigation using evidence from the scene of the shooting.

The incident divided opinion online, with most supporting the doctor but some questioning why the father was put in such a position.

One Twitter user wrote: “Just when you thought ‘jealousy’ can’t get worse.” A prominent Arab Twitter user Ahmad S. Algarni asked why the hospital did not meet the request of the jealous father.

Source: Newsweek


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 The Passing of One of the Greatest Female Scholars of Our Times


MOROCCO: Born 1326/1908 in the city of Meknās in Morocco, Shaykha Bahiyyah bint Hāshim al-Quṭbiyyah al-Filāliyyah was one of the rare scholarly giants who still remained from the previous generation who was a great inspiration for men and women alike.

She memorized Qurʾān at the age of 14 at the hands of al-Qāḍī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Ismāʿīlī al-ʿAlawī and studied the various Islamic sciences with the renowned scholars of her region. She made Ḥajj at age 18 where she studied with scholars of the Ḥijāz. In 1374/1955 she traveled to Tunisia where she studied for 5 years at the renowned Zaytūnah University, being the only woman there at the time. There she was the student of the great scholar of the 20th century Shaykh al-Islām al-Ṭāhir ibn ʿĀshūr (d. 1393/1973) and received Ijāzah from him. After graduating with distinction, she was requested to stay there but she chose to return to her own country.

She was devoted to the study of the Islāmic sciences her entire life and gathered an extensive list of teachers and disciplines that she delved into. She studied tafsīr and portions of Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī with al-Ḥājj Muḥammad al-Sūsī, completed Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī with al-Ḥājj b. ʿĪsā al-Khalṭī, studied Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim and uṣūl al-fiqh with Shaykh al-Zarīhanī, the text of Ajrūmiyyah in grammar with Aḥmad b. Ṣiddīq al-Meknāsī, the Alfiyyah of Ibn Mālik and Risīlah Ibn Abi Zayd with Mawlāy al-Ṭayyib al-Ḥarīf, the fiqh text of Ibn ʿĀshir with Mawlāy ʿAbdullah Jamʿān, fiqh from Mukhtasar Khalīl with Muḥammad al-ʿArāyishī, the Qurʾānic readings and the Muwaṭṭaʾ with Mawlāy al-Sharīf b. ʿAlī al-ʿĀlawī, the sciences of ḥadīth with al-Sayyid ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Mannūnī, tafsīr with al-Mukhtār al-Sintīsī, various sciences with ʿAbd al-Ḥafīẓ al-Fāsī al-Fihrī. Perhaps her two greatest teachers included al-Ṭāhir ibn ʿĀshūr and ʿAllāmah Muḥammad Taqī al-Dīn al-Hilālī (d. 1407/1987) with whom she studied Tawḥīd and other topics. In Tunisia, she studied balāgha and tafsīr with al-Ṭāhir ibn ʿĀshūr as well as his son, the sciences of ḥadīth with Ibn Khawjah, history with Muḥammad al-ʿAzīz and other topics with Muḥammad al-Khiḍr Ḥusayn.

What is more amazing is that Shaykhah Bahiyyah was blind but that did not define her nor deter her from her pursuits. In fact, she showed us a copy of a volume of the Qurʾān in Braille in the Riwāyah of Warsh which she had written with her own hand!


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Tom Hanks: Morocco Made Me Change My Stereotypes About Muslim Countries 



RABAT: American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks said that his visit to Morocco has changed his stereotyped view of Muslim countries.

In a promotion of his new film “A Hologram for the King” Hanks went back on a film he made in Morocco ten years to explain how he used to have a stereotypical view toward Islamic society.

When asked if “A Hologram for the King is partly redressing the balance with all the anti-Muslim feeling in America right now, Hanks said that he thinks that his “job is to steer away from stereotypes.”

“Ten years ago, we shot some of Charlie Wilson’s War in Morocco. I had never been to a Muslim nation before. I was a white, western American and I assumed that every time the muezzin called the faithful to prayer, everybody shut down and went to their local mosque. Some did but really there was no change whatsoever. A huge stereotype was busted just like that.”

Hanks’ work visit to Morocco apparently helped him correct his stereotypical vision of other Muslim countries, and described filming in the country like “living in a culture that tolerates you but doesn’t embrace you.”

“All of that helped me to internalize Alan’s sense of alienation, because we were so far removed from anything that was recognizable to me as an American.”

In an interview with Radio Times, Hanks, a donor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, ruled out the possibility of Donald Trump making it to the White House.

Despite the statements of the American actor, journalist Matilda Battersby for the Independent said that Hollywood is well known for stereotyping the Middle East and “A Hologram for the King is by no means the worst offender.”

The same source quoted the UAE-based independent filmmaker Faisal Hashmi as saying that the region is either portrayed as “a war-torn ultra conservative one littered with armed men, women in burqas, men wearing turbans, and the overall city feeling like it’s in some sort of constant lockdown,” or as if it is “Las Vegas of the desert – fancy sports cars, hotels, scantily clad models, rich people everywhere in the most exclusive fancy parties.”

Source: Morocco World News


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SA cricketer Wayne Parnell’s wedding pictures at mosque



SOUTH AFRICA: South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell tied the knot on Saturday at a mosque in Cape Town.

The 26-year-old fast bowler, who converted to Islam in 2011, married fashion blogger Aisha Baker at the Zeenatul Islam Mosque in District Six, Cape Town. Around 400 guests attended the wedding ceremony. He had changed his name to Waleed after conversion to Islam.

The cricketer will have just three days to spend with the other half, before he joins his team for the West Indies tour.

“I converted to Islam in January 2011, after a period of personal study and reflection and it is a faith that I have always been interested in,” Parnell had said in a statement after conversion.
He also asked that the issue be treated with respect as he approaches his first period of fasting. “My faith choice is a matter which I would like to keep private.”

Parnell had his Nikkah performed in December 2014 and he had also shared its picture on micro-blogging site Twitter.



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CAIR-LA ‘Ice Cream & Unity’ Event to Recognize Business for Standing Against Bigotry



US: On Saturday, May 28, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic-Relations of (CAIR-LA) hosted an “Ice Cream & Unity” event to recognize the owners of Andrew’s Ice Cream and Dessert in Orange for taking a stand against Islamophobia.

Two Muslim women wearing Islamic head scarves (hijab) were harassed recently by another customer at Andrew’s Ice Cream and Dessert shop in Orange, Calif. “I don’t want them in my country,” the man yelled at the women, as shown in a cellphone video.

The video went viral on Twitter, receiving more than 24,000 likes and 22,472 retweets, as of Wednesday afternoon.

Cynthia Ramsey, who is the owner of Andrew’s Ice Cream and Dessert along with her husband Greg, and their employee Jesse Noah, responded in support of the Muslim women and escorted the man out of the shop.

“The store owner and employee who stood up for what’s right showed there is no room for hatred in America,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. “The two young women held their composure and responded in a courageous and dignified manner.”

CAIR-LA recognized the owners and staff as “Champions of Justice” in a brief ceremony in appreciation for the owners and staffs’ response to Islamophobic comments directed to the two Muslim women. 


Source: CAIR California

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 The CCN Book-of-the-Week


 Warriors Of The Prophet: The Struggle For Islam 


 Mark Huband



Based on eyewitness accounts and original interviews, this bold new work provides a vivid portrayal of the evolving political and cultural role played by Islamic fundamentalist movements.


Drawing on his firsthand experiences, Mark Huband moves deep inside the contemporary Islamic movements of countries as diverse as Morocco and Afghanistan. Huband reveals how Western powers have contributed to the rise of Islamic movements by their earlier support of the Afghan Islamic resistance and gives detailed accounts of his discussions with militant groups, Muslim scholars, and political opponents of the Islamic movements. Enriching these discussions, the author contextualizes the movements by exploring their historical and intellectual framework.


The book uniquely illustrates the variety found within the movements, as well as the range of relationships the Islamic movements have to the various countries in which they are active.


Warriors of the Prophet details the current crisis in Algeria; the disappointments of Arab nationalism and socialist experiments in Egypt; the social breakdown of Somalia in relation to the ideal of an Islamic way of life; the disaffected youth in the Islamic movements of Morocco, Egypt, and elsewhere; and the Islamic experiment and its relationship with the non-Islamic world as revealed in Sudan’s experience since 1989. Through these insightful accounts, Huband gives us a penetrating exploration of one of the major issues of the late twentieth century.




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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
A Fine Balance
The Leadership of Muhammad
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, Updated Edition, With a New Preface
The God of Small Things
The Kite Runner
The Punishment of Gaza
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children
The Da Vinci Code
The Power of One
Muslim Women and Sports in the Malay World: The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
The Road to Mecca
Long Walk to Freedom
Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta

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KB says: Another idea for a savoury starter which can be made in advance and frozen and just reheated in an oven bag before iftaar



Step One

3 cups flour
2 Tab sugar
1 tsp salt
2tsp yeast (10g)
¼ cup oil
1 egg
½ cup milk and ½ cup water

1. Sift the flour and the salt, then add all other dry ingredients.
2. Beat the egg and oil and very gently rub into the dry ingredients.
3. Mix the milk and water and add to the flour mixture and knead to form a soft dough.
4. Cover the dough and leave to rise until almost double in size.

Step 2

3 cups of chicken fillet cubed
1 tsp ground cumin (jeeru)
1 tsp salt
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tsp ground green chillies
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp garlic
2 tab oil or ghee


Heat the oil and add all the above and cook the chicken until tender and then make a mixture of 1 ¼ cup cold milk and 2 tab corn flour and add to the chicken and let it simmer for a few minutes and then allow it to cool.


Step 3

To make the calzone:

Punch the dough down and then using a portion of the dough at a time, roll it out into a circle, cut into approx. 8cm circles, brush with beaten egg, place the filling on the one half of the circle, then cover with the other half. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or cheese and cubed tomatoes and green peppers and bake at 180 degrees until light brown.

Note: You can use any filling you like, maybe even leftovers but you need to make the filling saucy otherwise your calzone will be dry

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Q: Dear Kareema, I tend to be struggling with my workouts and don’t seem to be getting the results I'm after. Is there anything I can do to try and change this?

A: Forget perfect, just try to be better every time you work out.


Push your boundaries but remember to take breaks as well. If you step out of your comfort zone, your muscles are forced to work harder which means results…

Combine strength and cardio exercises for an overall body transformation.


The key is to be consistent and change it up every other week for faster results.

Fuel your body with food an hour or two before your workouts and keep your water intake up.


Stretch after each session and include protein in your post-workout meal for muscle recovery.

Listen to your body – it's ok to have rest days.




My Health and Fitness

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Long Dry Spell........Time to think of Mulching



Your Garden is an important investment and plants are costly to replace so start planning your mulching now before Spring.

Best Tips

• Don’t skimp on the quantity-lay it out thickly
• You will need to apply fertiliser before laying the mulch
• Ordering by the truck load is more economical
• Research the types of mulch available before committing to buying.
• If in doubt use an expert gardener


Send your gardening questions to


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Fitria Sari

Accredited Practising Dietician & Nutritionist

To book appointments -
Ph: 3341 2333 (Underwood)
Ph: 3299 5596 (Springwood)
M: 0406 279 591

Ramadan: a month of fasting or feasting?

For many of us, we make the mistake of overindulging in the month of Ramadan. Often, we eat using our eyes rather than tuning in with our appetite. Our body works in amazing ways and is actually quite quick to adapt to restrictive conditions.


When deprived of food/water for a long time such as during the fasting period, our body naturally switches to “storage mode” for survival by slowing down its metabolism of food. The body will try to save the energy we consume into fat stores as the body does not know the next time it will be receiving food again.


For this reason, it is common for many to actually gain weight during Ramadan. So, here are some healthy tips to help you maintain your weight and keep you in the best health during this month.

What to do:

• Suhoor: feed your body with foods that are slower to digest, which will keep you fuller for longer, and release energy slowly to last through the day. Think high protein foods (e.g. meats, eggs, dairy) and complex carbohydrates such as wholegrain bread, sweet potato, brown rice, and oats.
• Iftaar: we all know it is sunnah to break one’s fast with dates and water. But, try to keep between 1 - 3 dates as dates are high in natural sugar. Have a piece of fruit if you still want something sweet and fresh.
• Drink plenty of water (small sips over few hours, rather than one big gulp) to ensure your body stays hydrated.
• Try to eat mindfully and stop eating when you are full.
• Remember the prophet (S.A.W)’s Hadith about moderation (1/3 of stomach for water, 1/3 for food and 1/3 for air)

What to avoid:

• Over eating. You will end up feeling sluggish and unable to focus during night prayers.
• Deep fried foods e.g. samosas, spring rolls, curry puffs etc.
• High processed junk foods and take-away foods; often high in salt, fat, sugar, and have low nutrient content
• Sugar sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, energy drinks, cordials, flavoured milks and iced tea. These drinks will give you a hit of energy (sugar high) but you will feel it crash down later.

As much as Ramadan is an important month for worship, we should also ensure that we look after our body during this time so we can stay healthy and have the energy to be able to perform extra ibadah.


If you can manage to discipline your eating habits in this month, it will also help you to implement the same self control in the long run after Ramadan (inshaaAllah).

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families Ramadan Mubarak


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Depending on the position of the attacker and how close he is will determine where you will strike and with what part of your body you will employ. Do not step in closer, say, to strike his nose with your hand, when you can reach his knee with a kick.

When striking a target on the upper half of the body you will use your hand. Effective strikes can be made with the outer edge of your hand in a knife hand position, a palm strike or knuckle blow for softer targets or a tightly curled fist.

For more info on self defence classes please contact Taufan on 0447004465 or


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Police officer Jallalludin called his station on his radio.


"I have an interesting case here. An old lady shot her husband for stepping on the floor she just mopped."


"Have you arrested the woman?"


"Not yet, The floor's still wet"


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An Ayaat-a-Week






This Qur’an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the Worlds.
~ Surah Yunus 10:37


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"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,

As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,

Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,

we first endure, then pity, then embrace."

~ Alexander Pope


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Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

• Zikr - every Thursday 7pm, families welcome
• Hifz, Quran Reading & Madressa - Wednesday & Friday 4:30 - 6:30pm, brothers, sisters and children
• New Muslims Program - last Thursday of every month, 6:30 - 8:30pm
• Salawat Majlis - first Saturday of every month. Starting at Mughrib, families welcome
• Islamic Studies - one year course, Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 pm, brothers and sisters
• Ilm-e-Deen, Alims Degree Course - Three full-time and part-time nationally accredited courses, brothers

For further information:
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Every Saturday 2 - 4pm
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Algester Mosque


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For more details, contact: Maulana Nawaaz: 0401576084




On Going Activities


1. Daily Hadeeth reading From Riyadusaliheen, After Fajar and after esha .
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3. Adult Quran classes (Males) Monday and Tuesday after esha for an hour.
4. Community engagement program every second Saturday of the Month, interstate and overseas speakers, starts after margib, Dinner served after esha, First program begins on the 15 August.

5. Monthly Qiyamulail program every 1st Friday of the month starts after esha.
6. Fortnight Sunday Breakfast program. After Fajar, short Tafseer followed by breakfast.
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For all activities, besides Adult Quran, classes sisters and children are welcome.

For further info call the Secretary on 0413669987


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Monday: Junior Class

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For more information call 0470 671 109


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