Sunday, 2 October 2016


Newsletter 0621

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


David Lipson speaks with Ali Kadri for his reaction to an Essential poll during last week in which nearly half of all Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration.


"Ali Kadri, the spokesman for ICQ, gave a very positive interview on this week's poll which suggested 49% of Australians would support a ban on Muslim immigration," president of ICQ, Ismail Cajee, told CCN.


"We congratulate Ali on this amazing performance and make dua for him to continue to succeed both in this world and the hereafter. The amount of hard work and talent it takes to deliver an interview like this is unimaginable and we as a community are truly blessed to have such good representation," Cajee added.

Full Transcript: ABC


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An initiative of the Kuraby Mosque, Friendship Day, drew a diverse range of fellow Queenslanders including local residents, who came together to engage and chat over a cuppa. (Photo courtesy of David Forde)


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Sheikh Fehmi Imam

The Melbourne based Sheikh Fehmi Imam, one of the senior Muslim leaders of Australia passed away at the age of 88 on Saturday 24 September 2016 morning and was buried next day at the Fawkner cemetery.

He was the Imam of Preston mosque for decades and served as the Grand Mufti of Australia from June 2007 to September 2011. He played a major role in the development of Muslim community in Melbourne.

His Janaza prayer held at Omar ibn al-Khattab Mosque, Preston on Sunday was attended by hundreds of people including community and interfaith leaders, politicians and police officers, academics and clerics.

Fehmi Naji El-Imam, was born in Lebanon and arrived in Australia in 1951 at the age of 23. He got married to a local convert lady and had 3 sons and one daughter. At the time of his demise he leaves behind 9 grand children.

In 1957, he and a small group formed the first Islamic Society in Victoria. He organised prayers in people’s homes and the first weekend school to provide Islamic teaching for Muslim children.

He was largely a self educated Islamic scholar and apart from his theoretical studies of Islamic sciences developed great insight into living Islam in Australia for members of the budding Muslim community.

Together with Dr Abdul Khaliq Kazi and Mr Ibrahim Dallal, in 1963 he founded the national body, Australian Federation of Islamic Societies (AFIS) based in Melbourne. AFIS was restructured into Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) with the election of its Founder President Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad and moved to Sydney in 1976.

During the early seventies, Sheikh Fehmi Imam became full time Imam with the Islamic Society of Victoria and embarked on an ambitious project to build a large Islamic Centre in the northern suburb of Preston.

He was a regular Sheikh attending the highly successful AFIC youth camps during the late seventies and early eightees and was very popular amongst the school going youth who he greatly empathised with in their search for an Australian Muslim identity.

He served as a board member on the Muslim Community Reference Group, an advisory board established by the Howard Government from 2005 to 2006.

He was given Order of Australia award by the government for his services to multiculturalism, the Muslim community and multi-faith understanding.


Source: Australasian Muslim Times


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Muslim leader in Australia wants to be allowed to have a second wife under Shariah law - and his current spouse says she is OK with it

A Muslim leader who wants to to be allowed to have a second wife has been told by his current spouse that she is fine with it.

Keysar Trad, who is president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, said it was natural for men to have more than wife and that it was better to have two wives than to divorce the first.

Mr Trad called for the part of Shariah law that allows for men to have up to four wives to be accepted in Australia and admitted that he wanted a second wife.

Remarkably, his wife, Hanifeh, insisted she would not mind if her husband married another woman, saying she has no right to stand in his way.

Mr Trad told Today Tonight that Australia needed to understand that Allah 'hates divorce'.

'I know that Australian society has problems with this but I would like Australian society to realise that Islam put a limit on plural relationships,' Mr Trad said.

'Islam did not introduce plural relationships. Humanity had practiced a variety of plural relationships,' he added.

Mr Trad said that taking a second wife was 'an alternative to divorce' and that 'in our religion, god hates divorce'.


Mr Trad called for the part of Shariah law that allows for men to have up to four wives to be accepted in Australia and admitted that he wanted a second wife

He added that it was more important to be 'honest' and 'committed' than to be tied to one wife.



Remarkably, his wife, Hanifeh, insisted she would not mind if her husband married another woman, saying she has no right to stand in his way


Under Shariah law, women are not allowed to marry more than one man, but Mrs Trad said she would accept it if her husband found another woman.

'I don't think he is looking for another partner, but if another partner comes in the way, who am I to be in the way,' she said.

According to an interview Mr Trad gave to the Sydney Morning Herald more than a decade ago, he has wanted a second wife since 1998.

Mrs Trad said in 2002 that finding another wife was 'Keysar's pet topic' and that he 'became obsessed' with a woman, however he did not marry her.

Only the strictest of Muslims follow Shariah law and polygamy is illegal in Australia.

The Daily Mail UK


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The Islamic Women’s Association of Queensland (IWAQ) invites all Muslim women and their families to the Community Connexions Day on Wednesday 5 October 2016, from 10am-2pm. It will be held here at the IWAQ hall and is completely FREE!

A range of service providers (government agencies as well as NGO service providers) will be available on the day to explain the different services they provide as well as answer any questions you may have on immigration, legal advice, Centrelink (financial), policing, housing, family and domestic relationships, and so forth. Some of the service providers include: Department of Immigration, Legal Aid, Department of Human Services, Logan City Council, Compass Housing, Sakina, Immigrant Women’s Support Services, MDA, Access Community Services, Queensland Police Services, IWAQ’s Settlement Grants Program, Relationships Australia, Metro South Queensland Health, ReConnect and Raise Institute

Visitors will get the opportunity to conveniently meet face to face with representatives of these organisations to discuss relevant issues. Family, friends and acquaintances are also invited.

For more information contact Muna on 0431 360 418 or Nora Amath on 0431 100 846.


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Event promotion

AMARAH invites you to a fundraiser with a twist. Our human rights chair, Salam El-Merebi will be exhibiting her artwork for the first time in Brisbane. Salam’s art focuses on “hope”. Her art is a mix of portraits of: The children of war, spiritual calligraphy, political art and historical figures from the golden ages of Islam who assisted the world in the fields of medicine, science, philosophy and sociology.

The exhibition will be held in an amazing coffee shop run and owned by two young Queenslanders @ Bedouin Brew in Rocklea, Brisbane.

All proceeds raised on the night, including entry fee will go to TRC – Trauma and rehabilitation centre in Ramallah, Palestine. In previous years, AMARAH has fundraised much needed funds for this great organisation.

TRC For more information please visit :

TRC aims to promote Human rights in Palestine and works on reducing the traumatic and devastating physical and psychological consequences of torture and politically-motivated violence.


Delicious finger food and sweets will be provided on the night.


The entry fee is $30 and can be directly deposited into AMARAH’s account:

Westpac Bank

BSB: 034 109

Acct: 225057


Please include your name and the word “art” as reference: such as Jamilah art.


We can you can join us for a great night for a wonderful cause.


For more information please contact Salam El-Merebi on 0422 585 179 or on salam-merebi@hotmail.comonsequences of torture and politically motivated violence.

The account details for AMARAH (supporter of the event)
AMARAH inc. Westpac bank
BSB: 034109
Acct: 225057

For reference please put your name and the word art; i.e.: smith art

All the money will go into AMARAH’s account. AMRARAH will then transfer all the money to TRC.

The more RSVPs we get the more funds we will be able to raise. It is paramount that people RSVP by texting one of the phone numbers on the poster for catering purposes.

Yummy finger food and sweets will be served on the night.

Come and enjoy a night of fun, food, art, and music!


The account details for AMARAH (supporter of the event)
AMARAH inc. Westpac bank
BSB: 034109
Acct: 225057


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Today Tonight Adelaide's special investigation uncovers multiple Muslim wives, divorces and child brides, all outside Australian law.


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By Irfan Amod


This year marked the 10 year anniversary of the Unity Cup. We were pleased to share this landmark with Islamic Relief who were raising funds for a Children’s Disability Centre in Lebanon. The essence of Unity Cup is embodied in the word Unity. This objective was achieved as we had 12 teams with players from diverse backgrounds including, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Turkey, Somalia, and Algeria to name a few.

The competition was fierce and produced some eye catching individual performances as well as awe inspiring teamwork. We were treated to a final of the highest calibre with the two favourites Dynamos and Afghanistan duelling it out on the famed Court 1 of the Acacia Ridge Arena.


The intensity of the final was unparalleled and lived up to the saying of, save the best for last. Dynamos took an early lead in the final with three quick goals which put Afghanistan on the ropes. However, instead of subduing Afghanistan, the three goal deficit inspired them to shrug off the laziness and jolted them into action.


Dynamos strong resolve was eventually broken with a thunderous strike from the halfway line which rocketed into the top corner. Afghanistan then clawed their way back to win the final 4-3. It was a fitting finale to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Unity Cup and one that has inspired us to never give up, be gracious in defeat and humble in victory.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teams, players and volunteers who made it a successful day. We would also like to thank all the generous donors who helped Islamic Relief raise over five thousand dollars and a special thank you to Brisbane Boxing, Armoured Supplements and FlowAu who kind heartedly sponsored some much deserved finisher prizes.

We look forward to seeing everybody next year and encourage one and all to come back stronger and better and to continue to strive for unity within our community.
Football... The beautiful game!

Player of the tournament – Rohholla Mohammadi (Afghanistan)
Cup Winners – Afghanistan
Runners Up – Dynamos
Plate winners – Invincibles


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An Eid get together was held at the Garden City Mosque, Toowoomba on Saturday, 24 September. The event was organised by the Islamic Society of Toowoomba.

The local Muslim community, neighbours of the Mosque, members of the wider community including Hon Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council Cr Paul Antonio and State Member of Toowoomba South, Mr David Janetzki MP participated in the even.

It was also a family day at the Mosque for the Muslim community with children enjoying the jumping castle and families bringing along the food and sweets.


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Fahim Khondaker had an article published in an industry magazine based out of California called CIO Outlook.


Click here to read the article..


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Mosques have crucial roles to play in overcoming fears about Islam and supporting progressive values within the faith



A former Afghan cameleer’s mosque in Bourke, New South Wales.

I presented a slide of an Afghan cameleer’s mosque to a conference of art historians last year, noting that this was Australia’s most distinctive contribution to Islamic architecture. Some of them laughed.

It was, after all, little more than a corrugated iron shed, stained and dented, a humble outback structure that serves its purpose and makes no claims to magnificence. Our “Afghan” mosques – made by skilled cameleers and traders from Afghanistan and beyond – are unique to Australia and they are remarkable. But should these 19th and early 20th-century regional buildings define our concept of a typically Australian mosque today?

Australia tends to be overlooked in historic and contemporary surveys of Islamic architecture. Our mosques are not statements of empire, nor are they lavish monuments or national icons. They are manifestations of the local communities they serve. They are comparatively understated, cosmopolitan and suburban.

Because of these characteristics, we never hear arguments for a “golden age” in Australian mosque design. This is excellent because “golden ages” are nostalgic reconstructions that encourage pastiche at best and fundamentalism at worst. Instead, Australian mosques can showcase the plurality that supports our open, multicultural, inclusive future.

Mosques are part of the Australian suburban landscape. They have crucial roles to play in overcoming fears about Islam and supporting progressive values within Islam. The situation of Islam in Australia has been regularly and critically reviewed and will continue to be the subject of public conversations.

Those who oppose the building of mosques – such as Pauline Hanson most recently – don’t recognise their potential to support Australian ideals and represent our shared history.


Mosques are a normal feature of our cities, though they are yet to be seen as typically Australian. This is odd given that references to Islamic architecture are actually quite common in the history of Australian design.

Given that the theme of this year’s international Historians of Islamic Art conference is Regionality, it’s time we noted Australia’s unique contributions to the past and future of Islamic architecture. Mosques form an important part of this conversation.

The Guardian


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An engaging conversation between a Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam, "Out of Context" is a 14 part Interview series answers pressing questions about Islam and gives valuable insight into the spirit of the faith.

In Part 1 of this fourteen-part interview with Dallas-based Pastor Mike Baughman, Imam Omar Suleiman shatters myths about Islam in America and about Muslims in general. He notes how Muslims have been here since the very beginning, as up to 40 percent of slaves were from Muslim countries. The first country to recognize the United States was also a Muslim country, Morocco. Historically, Suleiman explains, the fascination with Muslims began after WW II, through the 1940s with the Palestine-Israel conflict and the Iranian Revolution. Then 9/11 happened. This was a watershed moment when everyone wanted to become knowledgeable about Islam and when many hate-mongers, masquerading as counter-terrorism experts, began informing some of the most important decision-makers in the country. Hollywood and the mainstream media also contributed to the negative image of Muslims. The solution, says Suleiman, is to be pro-active, to reach out to local Muslim populations, visit your local mosque and just ask a Muslim about Islam.




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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:

20. Mona Shaikh

Mona Shaikh, also known as The Naughty Muslim Comedian, resides in Los Angeles, USA, pursing her career as a comedian and actor while developing her upcoming One-Hour Special and Comedy TV series. Recently, Mona hosted the Miss Pakistan World Pageant in New York City and also became the first Pakistani female Comedian to be selected for the Laugh’s Factory Funniest Person in the World Competition. Mona has been featured in The LA Weekly, New York Post, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and BBC.

NEXT WEEK IN CCN: 21. Riffat Hassan



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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:


"It is hard to feel hated"


Ari, Melbourne


It is hard to feel hated by the majority of people just because we practise our faith in a peaceful manner. We should not be painted with the same brush as extremists. We need a clean atmosphere for our kids and their future. I find it very difficult to explain to my children the actions of far-right groups. We try to avoid talking to them about it so they can stay positive about their future. My children tell me they can't practise their faith freely without someone making a comment or joke about them. Over the past 10 years the attitudes towards Muslims have gone from bad to very bad.


Source: Brisbane Times


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Jenna - House of Barbecue

Community News  



A new halal restaurant in Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane






AADAM'S MOBILE MEAT | A Unique Service In Queensland

Community News 



Halal meat delivered at your door.






What Muslims should learn from the death of Mohammed Nagi

OnePath Network  






No Pauline Hanson, Australians do not want to ban Muslims

OnePath Network  


Chris Cuevas discusses feedback from his most recent viral video addressed to Pauline Hanson.




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To know the future just look to the past



24 of the Most Influential Black Muslims in History


19. Nana Asma’u (1793–1864)

In addition to being the daughter of the great Usmān dan Fodīo, she was an important poet, writer, historian, educator and religious scholar in her own right. As an ardent advocate of the participation of women in society and as a result of her broad-based campaign to empower and educate women, she was one of the most influential women in West Africa in the 19th century.

NEXT WEEK IN CCN: 20. Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (Aug. 12, 1844 – June 22, 1885)


Source: Atlantic BlackStar



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 30 September 2016


IMAM: Uzair Akbar


Play the recording  




Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 30 September 2016

TOPIC"Success & Iman In Islam"

IMAM: Moulana Shazad Khan







Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 30 September 2016

TOPIC"Parents and Children"

IMAM: Ahmed Muhammad Naffaa








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 30 September 2016

TOPIC"Taqwa of Umar bin Abdul Aziz"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar







Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 30 September 2016

TOPIC"Journey towards Akhirah"

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali 






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 A Woman In Hijab Is On The Cover Of A Fitness Magazine And People Are Into It


She’s a marathoner from Michigan and appears in Women’s Running Magazine

US: This is Rahaf Khatib, a marathoner from Michigan who is believed to be the first hijabi woman ever to appear on the cover of a US fitness magazine.

Women’s Running editor-in-chief Jessie Sebor told BuzzFeed Health via email that the magazine discovered Khatib when she reached out to them.

“She emailed us citing a lack of Muslim hijabi women represented in women’s magazines and challenged us to change that. We couldn’t help but hear her,” she said.

Even though Khatib calls herself “an average (but persistent!) runner,” she has finished a cool five marathons.

Originally from Damascus, Syria, Khatib, 32, moved to the US in the 1980s and now lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, with her husband and their three kids.

BuzzFeed Health reached Khatib in Berlin, where she’s getting ready to run her sixth marathon. When asked how her cover came to be, she said that she didn’t “in a million years” expect a response to her email to Women’s Running.

But within a couple days, Khatib was booked to be included in the magazine’s roundup of women who are changing the face of running, and shortly thereafter was invited to be featured on the cover.

“We love everything she stands for: Pushing yourself, challenging stereotypes, and motivating others along the way,” said Sebor.

Khatib is passionate about running, but she might be even more passionate about the visibility of Muslims and hijabi women in her sport.


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"One who does not read is no better than one who cannot read."

Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

Then simply email the title and author to

CCN's Bookshelf

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

CCN's favourite books »


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KB says: These seed crunchies are great healthy snacks and can last for a long time if placed in a sealed jar.





250g butter
15 ml golden syrup
250ml sugar
5ml bicarb
250ml coconut
250ml flour
250ml mixed seeds ( sunflower, poppy, flax, sesame, pumpkin seeds)


1. Melt butter & syrup

2. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl

3. Add butter & mix well
4. Press mixture into a greased 30X20cm oven pan & press's down firmly.
5. Bake @ 180 for 15-20 min until golden brown
6. Cool slightly before cutting into squares.
7. Makes 30 squares

Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?


Send in your favourite recipe to me at and be my "guest chef" for the week.


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Q: Dear Kareema, what are some quick forms of exercise I can do before my cardio workouts?

A: Skipping is a great way to get the heart rate up quickly and ready for your workout. Choose exercises that simulates the type of workout you intend doing, e.g.. if you plan on doing leg work, then do some step-ups (up and down a step or stairs); or if you’re doing an upper body workout,
then burpees is good, etc.




My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

Send your question to Kareema at

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


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Mula Nasruddin: Son, allow me to offer my warmest congratulations. I am certain that you'll remember today as the happiest in your life.


Mula Nasruddin Jr: Thanks, Dad. But the wedding is tomorrow.


Mula Nasruddin: I know.



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An Ayaat-a-Week






Those who spend their wealth for increase in self purification, and have in their minds no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return, but only the desire to seek for the Countenance of their Lord Most High; and soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.
~ Surah Al-Lail 92:18-21


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"The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid”


~ Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


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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

How to Eat Well When Eating Out : Part 1

Everyone enjoys eating out, and just because you are trying to be healthy does not mean that you shouldn't be eating out at all. For those who eat out quite frequently, I would recommend to try and cut down on the frequency as a home cooked meal is usually healthier. However, whether you eat out due to a lack of time, for convenience reasons, or just socially with friends, keep an eye out for my next few articles and take notes! I will be posting my top 10 helpful tips to assist you in making smarter and healthier choices. Here are my first three recommendations:

1. Choose meal options that includes fruits and vegetables - the more variety, the better!
2. Try to avoid sugary soft drinks, juices or flavoured milks. These drinks are high in sugar and will spike your blood sugar level. Choose water instead - it's not only light in calories but it is also much lighter on the pocket ;) Otherwise, choose a glass of sparkling water.
3. Choose lean meats (roasted, baked, grilled, pan seared) rather than battered or fried meats. This will reduce the total amount of saturated fat you are consuming in that meal.

Tune in to next month's article for tips 4 to 7 :)


Need an answer to a nutrition related matter?

Send your question to Fitria at

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


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Brisbane Gardens Under Siege - Worst Bindii Attack in Living Memory!





Bindii is probably the most-hated of all the weeds because of its thorns which make walking barefoot on the lawn impossible. Even dogs cannot tolerate it so pet –owners have issues with it. An infestation on your lawn means that you have not it healthy so your main strategy should be to get it into peak condition..

Things You Can Do
• Keep your lawn in tip-top shape so that there are no gaps for the weeds.
• Remove the weeds by hand.
• Use a herbicide.
• Use a chemical-free herbicide like vinegar and salt solution.
• Use boiling water.
• Call in a gardening expert.
• Just tolerate them.


Send your gardening questions to


You can also contact Ahmed Esat by phone (0404070498) or email ( and visit his blog site.

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Events and Functions


IWAQ Community Connection 5 OCTOBER QL MFS 7 OCTOBER Al Kauthar The First Kingdom 8 & 9 OCTOBER IRA Al Yateem Dinner 8 October
  Mahoba's Promise Movie 11 OCTOBER
Peace in the AU Contextn 11 OCTOBER IMAGC Onsite Fundraiser 30 OCTOBER Salam Hope Fundraiser 4 NOVEMBER Dinner with Premier 24 NOVEMBER


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ISOM Flyer-CCN SC Tuition Shajarah Islamic Education Shajarah Islamic Education Australian International Islamic College Holland Park Mosque Hall Hire Slacks Creek Madressah Slacks Creek Mosque Activities Marriage celebrant - Imam Akram High School Subjects Tutoring MCF


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1 & 2 October

Sat & Sun

Parenting Toolbox Workshop with Ahmad Fakhri Hamzah and Jamilah Samian  


11 Watland St, Springwood

0431 360 418

9am to 4pm

1 October


Gladstone Mosque Fund Raising Dinner

Islamic Society of Gladstone

Islamic Society of Gladstone

0469 274 277

6.30pm to 9pm

3 October



1st Muharram 1438 – Islamic New Year 1438

8 October


Al Yateem Fundraising Dinner

Islamic Relief Australia

Greek Hall, 269 Creek Road, Mt Gravatt

0456 426 523


8 & 9 October

Sat & Sun

The First Kingdom by Sh Bilal Ismail

Al Kauthar Brisbane

Griffith University NATHAN

0438 698 328

8.30am to 5.30pm

11 October


Peace in the AU Context


Newlife Uniting Church

0438 795 304

6pm to 8pm

11 October


Movie & Fund Raiser: Love Marriage in Kabul

Mahboba's Promise

Palace Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace



12 October



Day of Ashura

29 October



Logan Mosque

Logan Mosque

0406 914 631


30 October


Onsite Fundraiser: Worongary Islamic Centre


2 Alkira Way, WORONGARY

0410 373 399


4 November


An Exhibition of Hope


25 Sperling St, ROCKLEA

0422 585 179


12 December



Birth of the Prophet (pbuh) / Milad un Nabi

17 December


Annual Milad-un-Nabi

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

Logan West Community Centre
Wineglass Dve, Boronia Heights





1. All Islamic Event dates given above are supplied by the Council of Imams QLD (CIQ) and are provided as a guide and are tentative and subject to the sighting of the moon.

2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat and Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.


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Algester Mosque 

Nuria Khataam
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month
Time: After Esha Salaat
Venue: Algester Mosque
Contact: Yahya
Ph: 0403338040




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:
Phone 07) 3809 4600



Quran Reading Class For Ladies (Beginners or Advanced)

Every Saturday 2 - 4pm
Lady Teacher



On Going Activities


1. Daily Hadeeth reading From Riyadusaliheen, After Fajar and after esha .
2. After school Madrassah for children Mon-Thu 5pm to 7pm

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.

For further info call the Secretary on 0413669987


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Lutwyche Mosque

Weekly classes with Imam Yahya


Monday: Junior Class

Tuesday: Junior Arabic

Friday: Adult Quran Class


For more information call 0470 671 109


Holland Park Mosque




Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group



Minutes of Meeting Tuesday 19 July, 2016, Islamic College of Brisbane: Click here


Next Meeting


Time: 7pm
Date: TBA
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road Karawatha

Light refreshments will be available.




For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at



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Sunnah Inspirations

Providing information about Islam - its beliefs, culture, practices, dispelling misconceptions

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque


Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW) (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD) (Islamic College of South Australia, SA) (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA) (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

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

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter

Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)


Islamic Finance  & Investments

Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

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

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  Always with you on the road to goodness

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

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

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association


Celebrating Muslim cultures

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) -


Slacks Creek Mosque

Mosque and Community Centre

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