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Eid Wishes

Births, Marriages, New Migrants and Condolences

The CCN Food for Thought

Eid Programmes

The CCN Weekly News & Views Briefs

An Ayaat-a-Week

Ifthaar Dinner at a Neighbourhood near you

Jumma (Friday) Khutba (Lecture) Recordings

Events and Functions

Eid Down Under: Your annual Eid Festival

 The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor

Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

ICQ Says Thank You for Brisbane Community Iftar Dinners

 The CCN Classifieds

Businesses and Services

Prof Abdalla on his impending move

Around the Muslim World & Muslims Around the World

The CCN Date Claimer

Muslimify your memes and memories

CCN Readers' Book Club

CCN on Facebook

A fast finish for Imam Imraan

KB's Culinary Corner

Useful Links

Perth Mosque firebombed, sprayed with anti-Islamic graffiti

Kareema's Keep Fit Column


VPMA & East Preston Islamic College Ramadan Iftar dinner

Fitria on Food Appears monthly

Write For Us

Allah is with me, says SBW

Get your fingers green with Ahmed Esat


Lazarus looking for a second resurrection

Taufan's Tip on Self Defence


Request from Ipswich Mosque Committee

The CCN Chuckle




Changing How People Around the World View Pakistanis

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


Back to the Future with CCN

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




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The month of Ramadan continued into its third and penultimate week with community organizations putting on ifthaar dinners to share and reach out to their Muslim and non-Muslim friends and neighbours.


The following are some of the events that were hosted this week:



Community Ifthar at the Kuraby Mosque


Supported by the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) under the #CreateWelcome BCC/MDA initiative, the Kuraby Mosque played host to a well-attended community dinner laid out for its local neighbours and friends. There was a great diversity of peoples who came to enjoy a meal together.


Community News reported in the event:




Ifthar with IWAQ


The Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ) put on their annual dinner for 400 of their guests at the Greek Orthodox Hall. The guest list included politicians, government officials, religious and community leaders and families and friends.


Dr Nora Amath played Master of Ceremonies and Dr Nada Ibrahim delivered the keynote speech on the essence of Ramadan.


The event was sponsored by the Muslim Business Network (MBN) and ABD Poultry.






Gatton got to engage with their local Muslims


The ICQ sponsored ifthaar at the Gatton Shire Hall (west of Brisbane) on Thursday attracted a number of prominent businessmen, councillors and community leaders.


Hosted by the Lockyer Valley Islamic Association (LVIA), the evening commenced with the breaking of the fast before giving the guests an unobstructed view as Imam Uzair Akbar of the Holland Park Mosque led the maghrib prayers at the front of the hall.


Local GP, Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan was the Master of Ceremonies and coordinator of the event. The excellent fare was prepared and served up by Bosthan's Caterers.


Mr Ali Kadri (representing ICQ) and Imam Uzair led a Q&A session and competently fielded questions that ranged from why the Imam wore a beard and head top, to what would a Muslim cricketer do about attending to an obligatory prayer while on 99 runs.


Representing Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Mr David Forde (who fasted the day for the first time in his life "to gain an appreciation of the commitment required") spoke of his positive experiences living alongside the Kuraby Mosque and the predominantly Muslim community for some 20 years.


"The purchase of a new community centre by the LVIA has attracted some negative sentiment recently and this ifthaar I, hope, will have served to dispel some of the misinformation and misunderstandings in the local community," Dr Sultan told CCN.






Toowoomba Mosque holds daily ifthaars

The Garden City Mosque in Toowoomba has been serving up ifthaar dinners every evening of Ramadan. In addition to the members of the Muslim community, guests from the wider community participate in the daily breaking of the fast event.



GU & QIS host joint ifhtaar

The 2nd Annual Diversity and Dialogue Iftar dinner was held at the Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University on Thursday night.

Griffith University partnered with the Queensland Intercultural Society for a night which brought together about 100 leaders of faith communities, University, police, government and business from across Southeast Queensland.

Dr Brian Adams, Director of the Centre, (seen in selfie below) welcomed the guests as MC for the night.





Australian International Islamic College Iftar Dinner

Report and photos by AIIC


On the 24 June, The Australian International Islamic College held its annual community Iftar Dinner at the Gold Coast and Durack campuses respectively.

Many community representatives from both government and non-government organizations attended the special events. The student council and college leaders organized the event and saw it through to the very end, assisting with the clean-up.

There were special prayers as well as a short talks by Councilor Milton Dick and Honourable Sid Cramp Member of Parliament. A heartfelt Dua was made by Imam Yousaf with emphasis on the importance of appreciating God’s Blessings during the month of Ramadan and using our blessings to contribute productively to our Australian society.

It was a great opportunity to meet and greet with community members and welcome our new parents and staff to the AIIC family. Community representatives expressed their remarks and appreciation to the Australian International Islamic College for organizing such events that celebrates diversity and brings multicultural communities together.

We thank the local communities and organizations particularly the Gold Coast Suns AFL Football Team for their support and generous distribution of tickets and prizes at the Iftaar Dinner. We would also like to thank all the AIIC staff and the operations team for their hard work in preparing for this evening.


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Eid Down Under is coming to Karawatha. Come along for an ultimate family day out. Plenty of rides, activities, entertainment and global cuisines for the whole family.


Amazing giveaways and lucky door prizes to be won. For more information please contact Ali Ghafoor (0410 083 975) or visit


Tickets will be on sale Friday after Juma and Eid prayer day. All day Unlimited wristband pre-sale $20 each.


Today I, Farah Khateeb, had the privilege to visit Iman and her beautiful son Isa.

Iman has a special story. Her son Isa despite having cortical visual impairment (CVI), microcephaly, and epilepsy deriving from infantile spasms, is a peaceful and happy boy. At the age of 8, Isa is growing which means that he requires certain facilities that can allow him to live a 'normal' everyday life. This includes a lift, wheelchair facilitated bathroom and most importantly a wheelchair accessed van for hospital transportation and the ability for their family of 6 to travel altogether.

Being a mother entails sacrifice, patience and prioritising your children before yourself. So visualise having a child who cannot support himself and depends solely on the mother for everything for the rest of his life. It can be unimaginable to some. After speaking with Iman i could see she has tried everything to help her son; researching in Australia (a leading country in medical and healthcare treatment) and international medical opinion for a proper diagnosis for Isa's condition, and has yet to find an exact cause and diagnosis. Her struggle and patience has also had a toll on her health and well being, but she is still positive and hopeful. In order to give this young mother peace, which is something we all strive for, requires a wheelchair accessed van in which she is passionately fundraising for. In Islam it is our obligation to be compassionate and help one another. I admire Iman's strength that she has built through her journey of raising her son which is an inspiration not only to the Muslim mothers, but to all mankind.

Us as an Ummah and community need to perceive this situation as an opportunity to give back and Allah Azzawajal willl not only reward you inshaAllah, but will humble us as individuals.

The beautiful ayat in Surah Al-Baqarah which I find relevant to Iman's journey states:"On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater that it can bear (verse 286)."

This is Imaan's journey. However this is our opportunity to come together and do our best to help her. May Allah Azzawajal reward her for her dedication and commitment in her situation.

You can donate towards Isa's wheelchair van here.

Also, Imaan will have a stall at the UMB Eid at the park on the 6th or 7th (depending on the first day of Eid announcement) until the 9th of July at the Rocklea Showgrounds, and will have a cupcake stall at the Crescents of Brisbane's CresCafe at Eid Down Under.

Need more information? Please call 0401 959 295


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Mr Ismail Cajee, president of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) issued a press release thanking everyone who participated in a number of Brisbane Community Iftar Dinners in Ramadan 2016.

ICQ contributed approximately $15,000 to seven Iftar Dinners this year.

"We would like to thank the organising teams of each of the Iftar Dinners and in particular acknowledge the efforts of the coordinators.


In addition to the above, Mr Cajee acknowledged the efforts of his member society, the Islamic Society of Gold Coast,  "for their continued efforts in hosting multiple iftar dinners throughout the month of Ramadan."

He also thanked the Queensland Government "for their unwavering support for these and many other initiatives which promote social cohesion."


"In the spirit of Ramadan, we are grateful for the many barriers that were broken and the new friendships that were formed while we all shared multiple meals together. As we approach the end of this blessed month, we request that you remember us in your prayers and ask God to continue to support us in our mission to build a more harmonious society," Mr Cajee said in conclusion.


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Prof Mohamad Abdalla will be leaving Queensland and the Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) at Griffith University, of which he was the founder, to set up a new Centre for Islamic Thought and Education at the University of South Australia.


Dr Abdalla will also be taking along with him to South Australia a team of researchers from Queensland., These include a number of individuals familiar to the community for the part they too have played in building a strong foundation of community capacity in Queensland. They are academic staff Dr Nada Ibrahim, Dr Nezar Faris, Dr Mahmood Nathie and Mr. Dylan Chown as well as PhD candidates Ms Hafsa Khan, Ms Nadia Selim and Mr. Muhammad Abdullah.


He shares with CCN readers his journey over the past number of years with the University and the Muslim community of Queensland and his aspirations for the future.


[CCN Editor] A number of Queensland community organizations, with whom he has interacted with over the years, will present a farewell gift to Dr Abdalla at this year's Eid Down Under on 9 July at around 2pm (after the official opening of the festival).


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Brisbane’s own mum and blogger, Faaiza Osman, together with Amnah Ibrahim (US-based mum and blogger) have together created the world’s first Muslim-themed photo editing app for iPhone.

Muslimify, just released last week, was designed to give your photos a Muslim flare! You can choose from Islamic themed graphics and phrases that truly speak to you.


- Unique Ramadan and Eid greetings and designs.
- Islamic themed designs and quotes perfect for everyday.
- Spice up your pics with over 20 filters to chose from.
- Packs available for parents, couples, occasions and so much more.
- Exclusive access to graphics by Peter Gould by sharing to unlock.

Don’t forget to tag #muslimifyapp when you share your pictures on social media.

Download it from the app store today!



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Imam Imraan Husain of the Gold Coast Mosque completed a 10km run at yesterday's Gold Coast Marathon in 1hr 8min............while fasting!



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Perth mosque at Thornlie was firebombed on Tuesday night at about 8pm
Hundreds of worshippers were inside for evening prayers at the time
It's believed a petrol bomb may have been placed in 4WD outside mosque
Anti-Islamic graffiti saying 'f*** Islam' was also scrawled on mosque wall

A suspected petrol bomb exploded outside a Perth mosque as hundreds of worshippers were praying inside.

The attack occurred at the Australian Islamic College mosque at Thornlie, south-east of Perth, at about 8pm on Tuesday night.

Hundreds of worshippers were inside the mosque for their evening prayers when the attack occurred.

It is understood a petrol bomb may have been placed in a parked 4WD outside the mosque before it exploded.

Several other cars outside the mosque were also targeted.

Footage from the scene shows firefighters working to extinguish a fire in the 4WD parked on the curb.

An anti-Islamic message saying 'f*** Islam' was also scrawled on the mosque wall behind the burning vehicle.

No one was injured in the attack.

WA Police said four vehicles parked outside the mosque and college area were damaged in the attack.

One was completely gutted by fire.

'It is believed an accelerant was used to start the fire,' they said in a statement.

Three people were seen running down an alleyway next to the college after the explosion.

'This, undoubtedly is a criminal act of hate, but it is the act of a person or group not the greater whole,' Yahya Adel Ibrahim from the college said on Facebook.

'Despite what just transpired, everyone stayed to finish their prayers refusing to give into the terror that had just occurred.'

Local Labor MP Chris Tallentire posted a photo on Facebook of himself at the scene.

'Muslim community of Thornlie, I feel sick that you have to endure attacks like this,' he said.

'The truth is that this was an attack on all of us.'

Source: Daily Mail Australia




The Australian National Imams Council condemns the heinous attacks against innocent people this morning at Istanbul’s main international airport. The senseless and brutal killing of civilians does not have a place in any society and goes against the common moral fabric that unites us all.

We offer our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in this morning’s attack in Turkey and pray for a speedy recovery for all those injured.

Sadly, the callous attack in Turkey is not the only act of terrorism which must be condemned as the Australian community too was a victim of a hate crime yesterday evening. As worshippers performed their nightly prayers during the blessed month of Ramadan, a school in Perth’s Thornlie was attacked. Fortunately no one was injured.

“We are confident that the West Australian government and authorities will exert every effort to find those responsible for the bombing in Perth,” said Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, the president of ANIC.

“We must also stand together in solidarity with the people of Turkey and confront the scourge of terrorism collectively,” he added.



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VICTORIA: The Victoria Police Muslim Association (VPMA) partnered with East Preston Islamic College this year to hold its 2nd Annual Ramadan Iftar dinner.

The theme for the evening was ‘family bonding and relationships’. The dinner was at the East Preston Islamic College with about 140 people attending. Guests included 30 VPMA members, 12 members of the local police, students, parents, teachers and community leaders. VPMA President, Sergeant Maha Sukkar and two school captains splendidly, conducted the master of ceremonies duties.

Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp and local Sheikh Alaa El-Zokm were key note speakers, both emphasising the importance of developing relationships with respect and understanding. The Q & A session was facilitated by the Principal Mr Ekrem Ozyurek, which provided for very compelling responses to questions dealing with bridging the intergenerational gap, respect and building stronger family and general relationships. The panel consisting of 3 parents and 3 students presented an opportunity for learning from each other and much to consider to better our relationships.

Darebin Police service area’s Inspector Adrian Dalzotto was awarded a certificate of appreciation in recognition for his work and support to the Islamic Community. Past Secretary of the VPMA PSO Mohammed Alam was recognised for his dedicated voluntary community work and tireless work with the VPMA. Inspector Dalzotto said it was a great night.

President of the VPMA Maha Sukkar said during this year, the VPMA have been involved in many initiatives that include involvement at a youth Forum, youth camp, women’s activities, Mosque Open days, football training, school events. Maha said, The Association has grown and now has 52 members.


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Sonny Bill Williams set to play for New Zealand in sevens at Rio Olympics
Williams has won two World Cups in union and played league in NRL
Williams has also won seven professional heavyweight boxing fights
He has converted to Islam and cites his faith as his motivation

It is prayer time in the Williams household and Sonny Bill is leading the sunset Maghrib ritual with his brother, Jonny, and cousin, Eka, in the corner of the living room.

‘Sorry, bro, it will only take a few minutes,’ says the converted Muslim, who has just dished up a generous serving of chicken fajitas at his Auckland home. 

His wife, Alana, is playing with their 18-month-old daughter, Imaan, in the house where the walls are strikingly bare of photographs and sporting memorabilia.

‘You can’t have eyes on the wall or the angels won’t come in,’ says Williams. ‘That’s what we believe. I don’t need a pool room with medals and everything hanging up.’ 

Sipping camomile tea with honey, Williams is embracing Friday family time. Weekends used to revolve around VIP guest-lists at nightclubs but here rugby league provides the television entertainment.

‘I grew up in a commissioned house in the next suburb over, Mount Abbot,’ says the All Blacks double World Cup winner. ‘It was a two-bedroom house with me, my brother and my two sisters. Mum and dad slept in the lounge and we didn’t have wallpaper. All my family lived close by and Eka was our scary older cousin that looked after us. He’s been in and out of jail a lot.’

Working as a labourer and a stock-taker during his teenage years, Williams’s motivation was to buy his mother a house after seeing her ‘struggles’.

His playing career took off in Australian rugby league with the Bulldogs, before taking up union and representing the All Blacks, with the unpredictable journey now reaching the Rio Olympics with New Zealand Sevens.

‘It’s been a long while but, thank God, now I’ve been able to get my mum a house,’ says Williams. ‘My manager in my early 20s put me into a bad investment and I was in debt. People thought I was living the dream in Toulon but I had to pay NZ$750,000 (£400,000) to get out of my contract.

‘Never in my wildest dreams would that young fella that went to Australia be here right now. It’s such a blessing to be with my wife and children. I used to be a bit of a scallywag. I did a lot of bad things and went off course but Allah was with me.’ 

Williams has gone from ratbag to role model.

His global popularity peaked when he gave away his winner’s medal to a young, star-struck pitch invader at Twickenham last year. That generosity shines through when, after providing dinner, he insists on a 50-minute round trip to drop me back at my hotel.

‘My wife has already said that if, God willing, I make it to the Olympics and win a medal, then it’s going straight on my daughter — I can’t give it away!’ he says. ‘The sevens has rejuvenated me. My sister’s in the New Zealand Sevens squad, too, so it’s massive for our family.’


As the only Muslim in the squad, both in Sevens and XVs, Williams has to find a way to fit the Islamic prayer-and-diet lifestyle around the intensive schedule.

 ‘When I’m most happy is when I’m doing my prayers,’ he says. ‘When you travel you can compensate by joining the two afternoon prayers and the two evening prayers together, which is pretty sweet.

‘How can you not spare 25 minutes of your day to give thanks? I look at where I came from and feel blessed.

‘The chefs provide halal food. I get kind of embarrassed when they make a big deal out of it. I just want to fit in and be one of the boys, but at the same time faith is where everything comes from. If there’s no halal meat, I can eat seafood. If there’s no seafood, I’ll just have a shake or something. There are people worse off than I am.’

Williams pauses, chuckles and pushes out his heavily tattooed elbows: ‘Am I getting a bit off course, bro?’

Body art is considered sacrilegious under Islam and Williams will not be inking the Olympics rings, but is equally apprehensive about laser removal surgery.

‘No more tattoos for me, man. I’ve been getting lectures! I’ve got too many. That’s my bad boy days. I still feel like the same person but converting has given me contentment and happiness that I don’t know how to explain.

‘I used to be a stress head, annoyed if I dropped a ball in training. I grew up as a Christian. Islam is a way of life. Before, if I went out drinking or partying, I would be searching for something the next day with a hangover, getting eaten up inside.’

In pursuit of his Olympic dream, Williams will follow in the footsteps of his idol, Muhammad Ali, who also tiptoed along the border of controversy during his career.

The Daily Mail UK


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Dear brothers and sisters Assalamu Alaikum wr wb.


On behalf of the Ipswich Masjid's community, I wish you all a very blessed Ramadhan and Eidul Fitr in advance Inshah Allah.

The Islamic Society of Ipswich Inc (the Ipswich Mosque) is in urgent need of your financial help during this Holy month of Ramadhan to renovate the main prayer areas and importantly provide Wudu facilities for the ladies. Currently, the Ipswich Mosque has only two bathrooms side by side in the men's section and used one each for men and women. The ladies have to walk to the men's section of the Masjid to use their bathroom which is separated by a tiny wall from the men's one. This is very uncomfortable for the ladies especially when more than one woman wish to use it.

Also, we don't have a proper Wudu facilities in the ladies section and they use a normal garden type pipe fixed for them, to make Wudu with almost no privacy. We have plenty of open space next to the ladies section which is a separate and beautiful building but urgently need you financial help in this Holy month to provide the sistets their own bathrooms/ Wudu facilities and privacy.

The Ipswich Mosque had a fund raising dinner last year but unfortunately raised approximately forty thousand dollars, much less than the required amount. Most of that money has been used to fix the termites damaged areas in the ladies section, to pay the regular bills and Imam for the Friday prayer. In this Ramadhan, we have two local Hafizs performing Taraweh prayers to read the whole Qur'aan Inshah Allah.

Please give your financial help to this ONLY House of ALLAH in the City of Ipswich in this Holy month and achieve the highest rewards from Allah (swt). You help will keep the Mosque open for all prayers. You can deposit directly into the Ipswich Mosque bank account provided below:

Bank - ANZ

Name: Islamic Society of Ipswich Inc.
BSB: 014 610

Account: 4952 83558

Or send your cheque in the name of the Islamic Society of Ipswich Inc to: 11 Edwin St, Kuraby Qld 4112 OR 30 Waterworks Rd, Brassall North Ipswich Qld.

Please provide your email or address to send you a receipt for your kind donation. The reward from Allah swt is huge for every donation in this month.

May Allah shower His blessings on you and your family, Ameen.

Amar Ali Khan

Executive Committee
Islamic Society of Ipswich Inc.
Contact: 0421 976 934.


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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:


7. Huma Abedin


Huma Abedin is an American political staffer. She has been a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, and was U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department. She currently serves as vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign for President.


NEXT WEEK IN CCN: 8. Ayesha Jalal



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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:

8. Janel Mikhail



The former mayor of Ramallah, the capital of Palestine, is Janet Mikhail, a Roman Catholic.



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:


"I feel marginalised by my colleagues"


Ziz, 28, Sydney, Indian



I moved to Australia from Saudi Arabia with my family in the 1990s. I'm now an operating theatre nurse working at two major metropolitan hospitals; one public and one private.


But I have cut down my hours at the private hospital, partly because of the hurtful comments made by a surgeon-anaesthetist team I work with. They regularly discuss international and domestic affairs and, over the two-and-a-half years I assisted on this operating list, they have made insulting, hurtful and racist comments on a daily basis. Things like, "They should all be moved back to the Middle East and wipe each other out", or, "This halal food practice is nonsense".


On occasions, I have been interrogated. They've asked why elders in my community didn't publicly denounce terrorism and how I could associate myself with people like this. This line of questioning intensified dramatically after the Sydney Siege, Paris attacks and raids in Sydney. I became increasingly bitter and jaded and now seldom work at this facility.


I don't consider myself a good Muslim; I don't wear a hijab, I have tattoos and barely pray or fast during Ramadan. I feel marginalised by my colleagues in a professional setting and from my family in my personal life, who lecture me about the things I am doing wrong as a Muslim woman.



Source: Brisbane Times


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Best Quran Recitation in the World 2016 Surah Al Waqi`ah 57 to 96

by Abdur Rahman Al Ossi || AWAZ ||  






Muslim Entrepreneur Mai Medhat Talks with Obama & Zuckerberg



Entrepreneur Mai Medhat talks with Barack Obama & Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit about her app Eventtus.



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To know the future just look to the past



24 of the Most Influential Black Muslims in History


6. Dhu’l-Nun al-Misri (796 – 859)


One of the most prominent early mystics in the Islamic world, Dhu’l-Nun originated from Nubia and was a legendary alchemist and thaumaturge. He is supposed to have known the secret of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. His teachings emphasized the central role of knowledge (gnosis or ma‘rifa) in attaining higher spiritual realization in Sufism.


7. Tariq ibn Ziyad (d. 720)


Source: Atlantic BlackStar


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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs


Poem by Ruwaydah Shah
Ruwaydah Shah is a a year nine student currently enrolled with Qld Distance Education School and lives in Saudi Arabia where her parents work.

WAR (free verse)

There was no warning
The huge streak of flame in the sky
Came plunging down towards us
A shower of dirt and stones
Covered us the moment it touched the ground
My favourite ice cream shop was nothing but debris
The ground had a mixture of brown, black and red
Swirled together like on a canvas
Men in uniforms with some machine that spit fire
At innocent civilians, my best friend…
So many screams and cries were heard
People were all over the place
Not sure of where to run
Who to trust
Is this how humanity will be for the rest of our lives?
Humans should support each other
Not blow each other up
Fire shot through my body
I wondered if this is what my poor family felt
When death approached them
Probably worse
Panic and fear surged through me
I hid, in between buildings whilst nursing
The ribbons of red that flow down my arm freely
I forced myself to build some determination in me
Determination to find my safe haven


Hanan Dover

A Muslim Psychologist in a Media Storm: A Response to my Critics

By Hanan Dover


While it is not in my nature to respond to malicious journalism, the level of vitriol inspired by such attempts to vilify me both professionally and personally has exceeded my tolerance.

I was invited by the editor of this website to offer a reply and I was compelled by conscience to write it because I believe in my industry's professional codes of practice and the mainstream media is publicly poisoning it.

Last year, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail made false claims about a presentation I gave at an academic conference, to which I responded. And here I am having to respond once again - namely, to The Australian.

The mainstream media has lost key aspects of investigative journalism. Articles are often left unchallenged and in many cases individuals and organisations are put on trial in and by the media, rather than alleged aggrieved parties taking appropriate courses of action.

Many Muslims lost confidence in the mainstream media a long time ago. And to regain our respect, the media needs to take the time to reflect on the consequences of deliberately engineering their stories to conform to their own biases or conforming to Islamophobic narratives. I don't give mainstream media interviews, despite repeated requests, because it's not a neutral space in this current climate of Islamophobia. It's simply not safe.

With the Fairfax and Murdoch media, they are known for their contempt for the marginalised and the powerless. These mainstream mediums do not have any pity for the victims of their false reporting and misrepresentations because their stories keep reinforcing the fears - the same fears reinforced by the status quo. And yes, our silence can also be just as damaging when we do not speak for ourselves, but rarely are we given such a platform where an honest representation can be achieved.

I was surprisingly punished in the mainstream media for over a week recently after my name appeared on a media statement by Muslim representatives that "voiced solidarity with LGBTI Muslims following the Orlando nightclub massacre." Who would have thought that being a signatory to a statement by Australian Muslims opposing the shooting in Orlando, and urging deeper compassion for LGBTI Muslims in Australia would be condemned, questioned or second-guessed? The Muslim community did not find it surprising, nor did the other signatories because they know me better than the media do, because that is where I exert my efforts.


Hanan Dover is a clinical and forensic psychologist, and works in private practice. She is completing her PhD research in the area of religious coping among traumatised Iraqi refugees at Western Sydney University's School of Medicine.


Gee, What Could Possibly Be Inspiring All These Mosque Attacks?

The politics of Islamophobia manifests in obscenities scrawled on mosque walls and the violence now faced by those who wish to practice the religion, writes Michael Brull.





For those still wondering how to vote in this election, Andrew Bolt and Tim Blair have both promoted a column in the Spectator which urges pro-Abbott Liberal voters to include among their preferences the Australian Liberty Alliance.

Some cynics have suggested that politicians are cynically exploiting communal suspicion of Muslims for political gain. Maybe if they come up with some real evidence we can take their conspiracy theories a little more seriously.

New Matilda


Secular feminism is silencing Islamic feminism

MADRID, Spain – Last month, the Embassy of Sweden in Madrid, Spain, and the Spanish think-tank Real Instituto Elcano organised a conference on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325, which acknowledges the impact of armed conflict on women and girls, and addresses the pivotal role of women in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace-building processes.

Although there are over 25 active conflicts in the world, and most of them are taking place in the Middle East and North Africa region – including the civil war in Syria and the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq – all the speakers listed on the conference’s programme were of European origin.

As a gesture of protest, I did not attend the conference in question.

Today, the participation of Middle Eastern and North African women in many international forums is still nonexistent or low. Most worrisome, their voices are often silenced by the voices of Western feminists, particularly by those who advocate – and on occasions attempt to impose – a universal brand of feminism: secular feminism.

Is western feminism Islamophobic?

Middle East Eye



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 1 July 2016

TOPIC"Forgiveness in the last 10 days of Ramadan"

IMAM: Akram Buksh








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 1 July 2016

TOPIC"The Renewal Card"

IMAM: Uzair Akbar


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 1 July 2016

TOPIC: “Hazrat Umar and the drought"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar






Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 1 July 2016


IMAM: Prof. Mohamad Abdalla




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Inside the kitchen of UAE’s biggest iftar 


The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque organises the country’s biggest iftar. The Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Club and Hotel prepares iftar for over 25,000 people a day and around 35,000 a day on a weekend, over the 30 days of Ramadan, which is then served at the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque.


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 India: Muslim women fight to overturn triple talaq



INDIA: An online petition against triple talaq has been signed by 50,000 Muslim men and women across the country



According to this practice, a Muslim man may divorce his wife by speaking the word "talaq", which means "I divorce you", three times in quick succession to her.

The practice has been outlawed in many Muslim majority nations, but is permitted in India under the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act 1937 ( PDF ). According to this act, in matters of personal disputes, the state will not intervene and a religious authority will instead pass judgments.

According to a survey conducted by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), a women's rights advocacy group, which is campaigning against triple talaq, 59 percent of divorced Indian Muslim women were divorced through triple talaq.



India does not have a uniform civil code. Every religious community has its own set of laws pertaining to personal issues such as marriage, divorce, property, adoption, inheritance and maintenance. While Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians and Jews have separate personal laws , Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs are governed by a single law known as the Hindu Law. 

Al Jazeera


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 NYPD to review beard ban after Muslim officer sues


Masood Syed, NYPD Staff, after he won Court case against the NYPD who suspended him for refusing to cut his beard.  

US: The New York Police Department is reviewing its policy banning beards after a Muslim officer filed a lawsuit over his suspension.

Officer Masood Syed, an adherent of Sunni Islam, was suspended during Ramadan for refusing to shave his inch-long beard down to 1 millimeter in accordance with NYPD policies.

He said that his beard was required by his religious beliefs, and filed a suit in a Manhattan federal court last week, which resulted in him winning an order to be reinstated.

“I’m excited to be back at work,” Syed said in a statement issued by his lawyers. “It seems like the Department has taken the crucial first step in addressing an important and growing concern of officers of many different faiths.”

Syed’s lawyers said that the rule infringes on the rights of more than 100 officers who want to practice the tenets of their faiths.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified financial damages and a court order preventing the NYPD from enforcing the rule.

US District Judge Kevin Castel has ordered a July 8 hearing to determine whether the policy should be blocked and reversed for good.

The NYPD has said that the beard ban is in place so that officers can safely use gas masks, which might not properly seal if the wearer has a beard.

However, the department is conducting its own internal review of the beard rule, which is expected to take 120 days to complete.

“What makes New York City unique are the many cultures and religions represented here,” said Joshua Moskovitz, one of Syed’s lawyers, according to Newsday. “By embracing those differences and having officers of all walks of life in positions at every level of the department, the NYPD will be a better and more effective police department.”



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 Syrian refugee praised after handing in €50,000 he found hidden in donated wardrobe


Muhannad points to the shelf where he found the  money

GERMANY: Syrian refugee has been hailed a “hero” in Germany after he handed €50,000 (£41,000) cash he found hidden in a wardrobe over to the authorities.

The 25-year-old, named by German tabloid Bild as Muhannad M, found the money in a wardrobe he was given by a charity after being granted asylum in Germany.

But instead of pocketing the cash, which could have transformed his life, he handed it in to the authorities in Minden near Hannover, the small town where he has been staying after fleeing from the war-torn Syrian city of Homs last year.
“For the police and the town he is the hero of the day,” the local police said in a statement.

“This young man has behaved in an exemplary fashion and deserves major credit,” a police spokesman said.

“It’s quite often the case that someone finds a smaller amount of cash and hands it in to the police. But for it to happen with such a large sum is absolutely exceptional.”

Muhannad found the money between two shelves as he was reassembling the wardrobe, which he was given by a charity to help furnish the flat where he is staying. 

The Telegraph


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 Human rights groups call for Saudi Arabia to be booted from U.N. council


Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, during a meeting in Paris on Monday.  

SAUDI ARABIA: Two international human rights organizations on Wednesday called for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council over its conduct in the military campaign in Yemen.

In a joint statement, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Saudi Arabia had committed “gross and systematic violations of human rights” during its two and a half years on the Human Rights Council. They said the Saudis had used their position to block independent investigations and criticisms of how the country has waged war in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia leads a coalition that has been accused of using cluster bombs and launching indiscriminate airstrikes against civilians in its battle against rebels in neighboring Yemen. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has estimated that more than 3,500 civilians have been killed and 6,200 wounded since the war began in March 2015. 

The Washington Post


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 Eight memorisers shortlisted for most tuneful recitation contest


DUBAI: After 22 days of valuable lectures and relentless tests till 2am, curtains were brought down on the 20th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) at the Dubai Chamber on Wednesday night.

From a shiny list of 81 full Quran memorisers, only eight have shown exceptional performance in terms of most beautiful yet perfect recitation that left the arbitration committee and audience stunned.

Those are from Thailand, Panama, Bahrain, Senegal, Turkey, Bangladesh, Libya, and Niger, according to Ahmed Al Zahid, Member of the Organising Committee, and Head of the Media Unit.

"However, the names of the top winners in both the 'Memorisation' and 'Beautiful Recitation' contests will be announced later during the concluding ceremony to be held at the Cultural & Scientific Association, Al Mamzar, on Saturday, June 25, at 10pm."

The 10-night international Quran competition, the main branch of the Dubai Int'l Holy Quran Award, saw 81 contestants this Ramadan as compared to 76 last year; five more participants, he added.

"Initially, 92 memorisers were confirmed for this award, but five from China, Liberia, Uzbekistan, Djibouti, and Guinea Conakry apologized, and six others from Iraq, Chechnya, Angola, Ukraine, Belgium, and Macedonia were disqualified for failing to score the 70 percent required to pass the initial tests."

The seven contestants examined on Wednesday night June 22, included Toufiq Abdelli - Algeria, Jasim Khalifa - Bahrain, Salim Alshuwaiea - Kuwait, Aung Htet Shine - Myanmar, Emran Faqiri - Afghanistan, Mahmoud Barake - Canada, and Anwar Shoaib - Australia.

Khaleej Times


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 Tussle over Tablighi Jamaat global leadership leads to violence



DELHI, INDIA: In a shocking development for the Muslim community at large, follower of the two senior leaders of Tablighi Jamaat clashed physically purportedly over the issue of assuming top most leadership at the world headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat at Bangle Wali Masjid located in Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi.

The clash between the two group that left many injured occurred on Sunday June 19th. Eleven were taken to the hospital and police were deployed in large numbers.

People familiar with the incident informed that last Sunday, after Iftar and maghrib prayer the groups belonging to Maulana Saad and Maulana Zuhair ul Hassan were discussing the issue of Amarat (leadership) and soon it turned into brawl leading to violent clashes inside the mosque. The situation became so aggressive that police was called from eight police stations to control it. As many as 11 injured were taken to hospital for first aid. 

Two Circles


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 Brazilian banned because it's 'not halaal'


The ban on the hair treatment is likely to have a huge impact on the South African hair-care industry.

Cape Town - Muslims have been banned from using one of the most popular hair smoothing treatments in South Africa.

This comes after an SA National Halaal Authority (Sanha) probe declared it interfered with the obligatory ablution and ritual bathing necessary before prayers or other acts of worship.

The treatment, Brasil Cacau, offers frizz-free, shiny and easy-to-manage hair, but Sanha said it wasn’t halaal because it created an “impermeable coating” which prevented water from reaching the hair shaft.

The issue has been referred to Islamic jurists across South Africa and, once their rulings are made, Sanha’s theological committee will make a formal pronouncement, its spokesman confirmed.

In the interim, it has advised Muslims to avoid the product.

The warning is likely to have a negative impact on South Africa’s hair industry.

Stats SA says Islam makes up the country’s largest minority religion.

Aron Collins, spokeswoman for Hair Health and Beauty in Johannesburg which imports the brand, said Brasil Cacau was the most widely used treatment of its kind in South Africa.



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 Buddhist monks serve iftar for Muslims in Bangladesh


Monastery has been serving iftar meals to underprivileged Muslims during Ramadan for the past six years.

Dhaka, Bangladesh - Every day during Ramadan, hundreds of Muslim men, women and children queue in front of a Buddhist monastery in the Bangladeshi capital to receive iftar, the food with which Muslims break their fast at sunset during the holy month.

The initiative by Dharmarajika Buddhist monastery to distribute food to poor and destitute Muslims is a rare example of social harmony between two groups from two different religions in a country that has witnessed a spate of fatal attacks against minorities and secular activists.

The Dharmarajika Buddhist monastery began this project six years ago, and monks say Ramadan is the best opportunity to help poor Muslims.

The high priest of the temple, Shuddhanando Mohathero, who initiated the project, believes that "humanity is the ultimate goal of humans".

Abul Basahr, a shopkeeper living in the area, told Al Jazeera that monks at the Buddhist temple engaged in several social welfare activities. "The best thing they are doing is the distribution of iftar food to the poor people," he said.

Established in 1951 in Basabo area of Dhaka, the monastery, monk Karuna Bhikkhu says, works for harmony in the society.

Karuna says it is an effort to build good relations with Muslim community, who form nearly 90 percent of the population. Buddhist comprise less than one percent of this nation of 160 million.

Harun Miah, the owner of a local restaurant, has been working with the monastery for past five years to cook iftar meals.

He says the iftar consisting of potato chops, peyaju (onion tempura), beguni (eggplant tempura), chhola-boot (lentils), khejur (dates), muri (puffed rice), and jilapi (a sweet made of sugar syrup) are served in a box.

Buddhapriya Mahathero, the second-high priest of the monastery, said at least 300 poor people are served daily.

Al Jazeera


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KB says: This is the perfect recipe to set the tone for the celebrations for Eid Day and while you are at it why not make an extra batch for the CresCafe stall at Eid Down Under on 9 July - see the details here.

Rainbow Cup Cakes




4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp essence
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder 




1. Beat the first 4 ingredients together in an electrical mixer for +- 4 minutes.
2. Fold in flour and baking powder and mix well.
3. Separate mixture into 5 bowls, each bowl adding a different colouring to it – you can make the colours pastel or bright as you desire
4. In your cupcake pans add one heap teaspoon per colour at a time creating a coloured layer effect.
5. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approx. 10mins or until light brown.
6. Cool and top with fresh cream or icing of your choice.

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Q: Dear Kareema, with school holidays upon us again, what suggestions do you have if we’re looking at taking a break?

A: Why not make it an active break.


There’s nothing better than sightseeing on two wheels, so pack up your bike and head outdoors to the mountains or coastlines and find the scenic tracks to take it all in.


Don’t have a bike? Most holiday parks offer bikes or canoes, etc. if they have the facilities, so running out of activities is not an option.

Be sure to take your hiking boots along and get lost along the beaten track.


Eid Mubarak





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Keep Your Herb Garden in MINT Condition



 Best Tips

• Mint thrives in boggy, swampy or very damp conditions. Most people fail with mint because the soil is too dry.
• If you are growing mint in a container, have a deep saucer or tray under the container and ensure it always has some water in it.
• It is better to grow mint away from other plants because it can spread rapidly.
• Pick mint regularly to encourage more growth.
• Keep mint plants weed-free because they hate competition.
• No special fertiliser is needed but manure helps.
• Once established, the mint plants should survive for life.


Send your gardening questions to


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A passenger train is creeping along, painstakingly slowly, and much to the frustration of Jallaludin.


Finally it creaks to a halt.

Jallaludin sees a conductor walking by outside.

"What's going on?" he yells out of the window.

"Cow on the track!" replies the conductor.

Ten minutes later, the train resumes its slow pace.

Within five minutes, however, it stops again.

Jallaludin sees the same conductor walk again.

He leans out of the window and yells, "What happened? Did we catch up with the cow again?"


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An Ayaat-a-Week






Allah accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. ~
~ Surah An-Nisaa 4:17


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Don't change your goals - change your actions.

~ Anon


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Learn to identify a punch coming. As with many attack moves, recognizing the move that's about to happen is a big part of defensive strategy. Signs to look for include: Formation of a fist Gritting teeth, angry jaw movements Shallow, forced breathing Once foot suddenly shifted in front Chin drops (to protect the throat) Shoulder drops (this is where the power of the punch starts). Body turns to side, away from you.

For more info on self defence classes please contact Taufan on 0447004465 or Or visit our Facebook page for updates and info on Southside Academy of Combat - Silat PD


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Ramadan program at Masjid Taqwa

7:15 pm Esha salah
7:25 pm Taraweh salah Kathamul Quran

There will be a talk for 15 minutes every day after Taraweh salah covering the following topics:
1. Daily sunnats of our beloved Prophet
2. Intentions for good deeds
3. Salaat according to sunnat
4. 40 small Ahadith to memorise




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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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.
7. Weekly Tafseer by Imam Uzair after esha followed by dinner. Starts from 26 August.


For all activities, besides Adult Quran, classes sisters and children are welcome.

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Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


Next Meeting


Time: 7.00pm
Date: 12 JULY 2016
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road Karawatha

The next QPS/Muslim Communities has been postponed. Discussions with key stakeholders has resulted in the meeting date now being moved to 12 July 2016 – same time and location (7pm at the Islamic College of Brisbane, 45 Acacia Rd, Karawatha).

This will enable people to participate in the many Ramadan/Eid functions and provide an opportunity for a subsequent debrief of these events on the 12 July. If there are any additional agenda items could you please forward them to

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