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extraordinaire Chris Johnson will be fronting up
at the Kuraby Community Hall to be a part of the
Crescents & Lions Aussie Rules Clinic.
The Aboriginal player captains the Brisbane
Lions and has been one of the real keys in the
side’s successes of the not too distant past.
His evasive skills, superb foot skills and the
rebound that he provides the side are an
important part of the Lions defence.
We look forward to catching up with the defender
ICQ State Conference
ICQ Press Release
The Islamic Council of Queensland hosted a State
Conference at the Holland Park Mosque last week.
The President of the Islamic Council of Queensland
Mr. Suliman Sabdia announced today that this was the
first time the ICQ had called together a conference of
this nature in which the Presidents and leaders of all
the Islamic Societies of the state were invited, as were
the Imaams of Queensland.
The President and management committee of ICQ received
overwhelming support for the following initiatives:
1. The establishment of a permanent office for the ICQ
with government and Muslim community financial support.
2. The establishment of The Imaams Council of ICQ with
the invitation to all the Imaams in the State of
Queensland to register as members of this Council. The
President of ICQ would act as the Chairman of the
Imaam's Council and a Secretary and Treasurer will be
appointed. They will not be the participants in the
deliberations on Shariah matters.
3. The establishment of a properly regulated Halal Food
Certification Department within ICQ
Al-Nisa Management Team
The Al-Nisa Youth Group Inc held its
first Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week at the
Garden City Library.
The annual report, outlining the
projects, events, and various grants, was presented
to the members.
Nominations for a new management
committee were called for and seven new members were
elected (left to right in photo):
Salam El Merebi
Nikat Khusboo Khan (absent from photo)
Elections for office bearers will be held at a
future Al-Nisa meeting, yet to be decided.
Al-Nisa has also moved into their new
rented premises at
MYServices, 5 Picot Cres, Runcorn
Sea of Faith at Sunshine
Janette Hashemi, coordinator of
the Sunshine Coast Interfaith Network (SCIN), spoke on
Islam at the recent Sea of Faith annual national
Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating
has again savaged the man who defeated him in the 1996
election, Prime Minister John Howard, accusing him of
being unpatriotic and anti-Muslim.
In an address to the Sydney film school festival during
the week, Mr Keating described Mr Howard as "a
nationalist and not a patriot", and compared his
politics to those of Adolf Hitler.
"A patriot will not exclude a person from another race
from the community where they have lived side by side
and whom he has known for many years but a nationalist
will always remain suspicious of someone who does not
seem to belong to his kind of people or more likely his
kind of thinking," Mr Keating said.
"Shades there of John Howard's discomfort
with Australia's multicultural community and a disgust
of the Islamic community."
Travel Wolongong (major sponsor of this year's
CresWalk) has just released the final details of their
This year's packages are similar to last
year's ones which can be found at
Bookings/reservations for the HAJJ are now being taken.
Due to the demand of the program, reservations will be
taken on a "FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS" and a 50%
deposit of the cost is required as is copies of
passports for correct name spelling on reservation. All
other documents as per attached document checklist can
Likewise, should you plan to take a side trip to another
country after Hajj, OurWorld Travel recommends that you
inform them as soon as you decide on your Hajj travel as
travel anywhere during that time is in high demand
during this period.
For further information contact Marrisa/Nadimah:
Tel No. (02) 4228 6055
Fax No. (02) 4228 9060
I am not motivated and therefore finding it difficult to
get an exercise routine started. What are some of your
favourite health and exercise tips?
A: - Don't DELAY, start TODAY!!!
Getting started is tough, but once you do - there's no
- Do your BEST, inspire the REST!!!
You'll be amazed at how those around you will be
inspired by your efforts (you could
in turn, motivate them)!
- BELIEVE and ACHIEVE!!!
Believe in yourself and achieve your goals!
- YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!!
Make it HEALTHY!
Consistency is the key!!! Find and activity that you
enjoy and be sure to incorporate
it in your daily routine, eg. walking, cycling, swimming
etc. Remember, it does not have
to be time consuming, make it fit in with your current
routine (that way you are not
sacrificing too much of your day).
Most of all - HAVE FUN!
All questions sent in are published here
anonymously and without any references to the author of
Bridge-to-Brisbane Sunday 5 August
Week 2 of our 4
week Bridge to Brisbane training program:
Please note that the following program is suitable for
beginners. For the more competitive or serious athlete,
intensity, duration and frequency of exercises need to
REMEMBER: NUTRITION IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR
TRAINING REGIME. SO START EATING HEALTHIER TODAY
AND DON'T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER!
RACE DAY IS NEARING, WE NEED TO KEEP MOVING!!!
LETS TRAIN SMART GUYS, NOT HARD..
Let's try for a 5k run again or aim for a 7k walk.
Remember our goal this week should
be to complete a 12k course. Try to improve on last
week's distance or time.
REMEMBER TO STRETCH AFTER EVERY WORKOUT!
Healthy Tip: Always keep your body hydrated - carry a
bottle of water with you daily!
Relax and recover - Do an activity that you enjoy (low
impact). Include your stretching routine.
Do some speed work: 30secs top pace (walking or
running), then recover for 30secs. Repeat at least
7 times. Walk for 5 - 10mins and start with speed work
again. Duration - about 1 hr.
Take a break. Allow the muscles to recover for our next
Upper body strength session: push-ups, chin-ups, Tricep
dips, sit-ups etc.
If you have weights handy, bench-presses, bicep curls,
tricep kickbacks or pull overs will
be the way to go. Basically anything that will improve
strength in your upper body.
Lower body strength session: Cycling will be a welcome
change. If you can get to a gym,
try a spin (cycle) class. If not, lunges and squats will
do the job. (12 to 15 repetitions - 3 times).
Include an easy walk if possible.
ALWAYS ENSURE GOOD POSTURE AND TECHNIQUE - TUMMY IN,
SHOULDERS BACK AND DOWN, BACK STRAIGHT!
RELAX AND RECOVER
PLEASE NOTE: The above training program assumes a
healthy participant. Those with medical conditions,
injuries or who are not physically active, need to seek
clearance from their GP before starting any form of
been receiving the Crescents Newsletter ever since I
took a few hours out some months back to visit the
Symposium and Expo on Queensland Muslims at the
Mercure (Hotel) in Brisbane.
Whilst I'm not a Muslim, I have long held a high
respect for people of your faith because I readily
accept the fact that our world is a better place
because of the great scholars and developers both
from historic and contemporary times who have done
so much to advance humanity and our civilization.
This to say nothing of the preservation and
development of the sciences, technology and industry
that Muslim scholars are particularly responsible
My personal motto is: "We are kind to each other
because we are one of a kind" From what I have
experienced to date, many of the few Muslims I have
had the pleasure of meeting agree with me on this
As it is that I mix with an eclectic bunch of people
on a daily basis, I keep abreast of the commentary
which spills forth from the mouths of many. As such
I have become increasingly more vocal about my
discomfort when I hear ignorant, blanket statements
filling many a contemporary forum in respect of the
perceived links between Muslims and terrorists.
Recent events have made it even more difficult for
Muslims to be accepted around the globe as being
people from a variety of cultures who happen to
share one faith and who, generally are good, kind,
caring and faithful people.
As an Australian and irrespective of my own faithful
beliefs, I'm grateful to know that we have so many
devout and good Muslims in my country; a nation
which has been developed, post settlement 200 years
ago, by people from every nation and land around the
globe. Yes, I believe we are all immigrants and so
none of us can claim a greater sense of ownership
than the other, save for our indigenous people who
justly had first right to this land.
Muslims have a great history of the preservation and
enhancement of knowledge and art and it is for this
I am grateful to know that you are so vital and
dynamic a part of our wider community and places of
learning. I have no interest in the notion of
tolerance because it is my practice to accept and to
celebrate the differences I find in others I meet
along the way. I don't have the energy to have to
put up with someone or some value I don't like and
therefore I don't go out of my way to "tolerate"
much at all. Rather, I seek to understand so that I
can learn to accept someone or something that might
be a little different to what I am used to. Maybe
then I will become a better person because day by
day I become less ignorant.
In closing, I simply want to add my support to those
amongst you who currently suffer for no better
reason than the ignorance of others who fan the
flames of fear and inequity. I am especially mindful
of the doctors and students who come to our shores
and who now become even more marginalised because of
the possible actions of a few.
I urge you all to remain true to your wonderful
values as faithful people and please know that there
are many in this world who would be far greater
characters if they had the strength of conviction
and genuine kindness in their hearts that I have
seen in the faces, hands and hearts of the few
Muslims I have met to date.
Enjoy the smiles you create each day
Thanks for the lovely recipes each week. But as some
of us don’t live in Queensland we don’t readily get
South African Ingredients.
I would greatly appreciate it if in those recipes
that contain uniquely South African ingredients, one
could suggest an Australian alternative.
4 cups flour - 4oz butter - 4 level tsp baking powder1/4
up castor sugar - 250ml fresh cream - 1 egg - ¼ tsp salt
in the egg - A sprinkle of nutmeg in the flour.
Mix all ingredients to forma soft dough. Add as little
milk to make the dough soft if needed. Roll out and cut
with doughnut cutter. Fry in hot oil. When cool roll in
castor sugar & cinnamon. ¼ Cup castpr sugar. ¼ tsp
There are currently around 100,000 cases of food
poisoning resulting in up to 200 deaths a year. Make
sure you wash and prepare food properly, check the sell
buy dates, and if you get ill, drink plenty of fluid and
stay in the bedroom closest to the bathroom.
Source: Radio Islam Newsletter -
Thursday, 12 July 2007
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