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Sunday, 20 April 2008

 .Newsletter 0180

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CresWalk2008: FINAL CALL


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Open Invitation to a 2020 ‘Debrief’


With Prof. Toh Swee-Hin and Ms. Yassmin Abdel-Magied


Professor Toh and Ms Abdel-Magied will each give 15-20 minute presentations, followed by opportunities for questions and answers. Immediately following the Debrief, the International Day of Peace Alliance will hold an open general meeting and focus session.


Prof. Toh ~ Participant in the ‘Australia’s Future Security And Prosperity in a Rapidly Changing Region and World’, Discussion

Group at the 2020 Summit and Director Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University & Laureate, UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2000

Yassmin Abdel-Magied ~ Participant in the ‘Communities, Families and Indigenous Australia’ Discussion Group at the 2020 Youth Summit and is Regional winner of the 2007 Lions Youth of the Year; 2007 Young Australian Muslim of the Year; Founder and President of Youth Without Borders; Youth Peace Parliamentarian

DATE: 10am Saturday 26th of April
VENUE: Multi-Faith Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University

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Change in schedule: Sheikh Saad Nomani





Due to unforeseen circumstances the recitation programmes of Sheikh Saad Nomani have been re-scheduled.


See the CCN Date claimer for the new dates.


From the MWAF Desk...


The MWAF (Muslim Women and Friends) Glitz & Glam Workshop is to be held on Tuesday April 29th at 9:30am at the Logan Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre (new location is 1 Mary Street, Kingston).

This is a ticketed event so participants will need to purchase tickets as soon as possible at a cost of $5 each.


You can contact the Centre or the Co-ordinator for more information at the details provided below.


Refreshments will be provided as well as a host of businesses on the day to indulge you in areas of pampering and beauty therapy.


Our panel of guest speakers will provide an informative and fun talk on issues ranging from external and internal beauty secrets.

This is the first of a series of workshops aimed at building skills in various industries whilst providing a comfortable environment and opportunity to form friendships and break barriers.

Farina Nayab

Co-ordinator, Muslim Women and Friends
Logan Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre
1 Mary Street, Kingston 4114

Ph: 3808 9233
Direct mobile: 0405 448 045


KaRa Aktiv a Roaring Success


The open day for Muslim women at Fernwood Underwood had those who turned up get to taste test a few short fun-filled classes ranging from swissball to body pump and balance.


The women were game to try all classes on offer and seemed to enjoy the challenge.

Kareema Benjamin launched her active wear range (KaRa Aktiv).


There was a heavy focus on quality, comfort and a homeland Africa theme.


The runway was abuzz with many ladies commenting on the good choice of colours and quality of fabric.


The African theme attracted much attention with some clothing items incorporating the ‘Big 5’ animals from Africa.


The launch was further enhanced by the inclusion of 3 little Cheetah-girls, Raheemah, Fadiela and Ayesha who had their faces painted and wore little Cheetah ears, tails and pants.

"A great big thank you to Fernwood Underwood and all the ladies who made this launch possible!", Kareema told our CCN reporter.

For a copy of the brochure or for more opportunities to view Kareema’s ‘AfriKaRa’ range, email her at KaRa.Aktiv@bigpond.com and don’t forget to keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming opportunities.

The KaRa Aktiv website is under construction at present.






[Editor] CCN has it on good authority that KaRa is Ka(reema) and daughter Ra(heema)


Conference CD


'The Challenges and Opportunities of Islam in the West: the Case of Australia'.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
March 3rd to 5th, 2008

The Griffith Islamic Research Unit now has MP3 DVD copies available of the proceedings of our recent symposium 'The Challenges and Opportunities of Islam in the West: the Case of Australia'.

If you would like to receive a copy of this DVD, please would you send $5 with a stamped addressed envelope to:

Gillian Warry
Griffith Islamic Research Unit,
Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus
Messines Ridge Road,
Mt Gravatt,
Brisbane, Qld, Australia, 4122.


"Islam passes the democratic test … just"


Chairperson Simon Longstaff speaks to the crowd.

IT was a debate over one of the most vexed issues of our times - one that pitted not only ideas and opinions against each other, but entire civilisations.

In front of a packed audience of 1200 passionate souls, a panel of experts on politics and Islam opened the Intelligence2 debate series by ripping into the proposition that Islam is incompatible with democracy.

The security guards and flyer-wielding campaigners at the doors gave some indication of the fraught nature of the subject matter from the outset. And those on stage did not disappoint, taking the discussion from the soaring heights of Islam's philosophical antecedents to the cold, hard reality of suppression under Sharia law.

Having told another Sydney audience earlier this week that Islam would dominate Europe, the director of the Middle East Forum, Daniel Pipes, immediately provided a cutting criticism of the world's second largest religion.

"Islam is undemocratic in spirit," he said. "It takes a lot of learning to have freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association. These are things that are learnt over a period of time and it is that which the West has achieved and which Islam is a long way from learning.

"Yes, there are Muslim states which are democratic in form, but true democracy is yet to take root. The great obstacle to this change is the fact that in the Middle East the social system is fundamentally tribal and that obstructs the development of the key requisites of democracy."

The rebuttal from the Pakistan-born director of the University of Western Australia's Centre for Muslim States and Societies, Samina Yasmeen, was a cool cloth to Pipes's fire.

"You will see what you want to see and if you want to identify Islam as incompatible I have no doubt that you will continue seeing that," she said.

"How is it, though, that Muslims in non-Muslim societies are able to get on so well when Islam is incompatible? I would argue that Muslim majority states do show a lot of tolerance, not only of the Muslim community, but also of the non-Muslim community."

Amina Rasul, a human rights activist and director of the Philippine Council on Islam and Democracy, followed the theme. "What the West should not do is criticise states which are not democratic while supporting despots who suppress human rights because it is in their economic benefit," Rasul said.

"There are 800 million Muslims living happily and successfully in democratic nations - why is it that the extremes are always focused on?"

The Herald columnist Paul Sheehan brought the question into stark relief by comparing a trip to Mecca with a trip to Rome.

"When you visit the Vatican, one thing that is for certain is that you will be allowed in," Sheehan said. "When you visit Saudi Arabia the checks at the airport and for those travelling into Mecca are not just for security reasons, they are to prevent non-Muslims from coming in."

Finally the statements were brought back to first principles by Waleed Aly, the young lawyer, writer and spokesman for the Islamic Council of Victoria.

"My opponents have defined terms such as Islam and Sharia law to suit their arguments and in so doing have ignored the myriad interpretations of these terms."

In the end, the audience had the final call and it delivered a victory to hope - but only just. A poll conducted as the audience entered found 38 per cent for the affirmative, 42 per cent for the negative and the remaining 20 per cent undecided. In the tradition of many a democratic poll, the numbers had tightened by the end of the night - with the proposition going down by a narrow margin of 52 to 48 per cent.

"The response to this debate has been phenomenal and I've been trying to find an explanation for this overwhelming response," said Simon Longstaff from the St James Ethics Centre. "For the past decade people have not really engaged with these issues. People have formed hasty judgments and not engaged with the details. They've been more focused on their own concerns in their community and in their backyard. But there has been a change in mood in Australia."

Indeed, it could have been a hostile affair, but there were no howls from the audience. Sheehan referred to threats against Pipes before the event and the need for security to protect him. As it turned out, the guards had little to do.

Not even Michael Darby could get a reaction in the foyer afterwards as he handed out pamphlets on "how you can ensure Australia remains a Christian nation". Darby said: "I may have handed out some to Muslim people but I can't tell who is Muslim. I can say ladies with scarves did not rush me."

The IQ2 debate series is a partnership between the St James Ethics Centre, The Sydney Morning Herald, the ABC and the City of Sydney.

This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/04/15/1208025189868.html


A Mecca burial for Muslims



THE local Islamic community will have its own resting place facing Mecca after Gold Coast City councillors decided to allocate space at the Lower Coornera Cemetery for Muslim burials.


The community and cultural development committee agreed to make the space available and contribute $95,000 for land clearance and the development of roads and burial areas for local Muslims.


The new burial plots are expected to meet the Islamic community's needs for at least 50 years.


Council officers told the committee a separate section had to be made available to avoid consolidation issues at the cemetery because Muslim burial plots ran north to south while traditional Christian plots faced east to west.


The Gold Coast's Islamic spiritual leader Imam Imraan Husain welcomed the council's decision, saying it was essential for Muslim people to be buried in particular ways.


He said there were geographical issues needing consideration, with the plot required to face the Islamic holy city of Mecca.


"Muslims are also not allowed to cremate the body because they are regarded as sacred and we also believe that we are not the owners of our bodies," he said.


"When Muslims die we make a prayer, `to God we belong to God we return', so we need to bury our dead."


Imam Husain said the 4000 Muslims who called the Gold Coast home appreciated the council's openmindedness in voting to provide space to carry out their burial rituals.


"The council has been extremely supportive of our community and have gone out of their way to accommodate our beliefs."


Imam Husain said the Muslim section of the Southport Cemetery had only 20 grave sites left and with the number of Muslims moving to the Gold Coast it was important there was an accessible place those who had lost loved ones could visit.


He said a Beenleigh site was set aside but the council made new arrangements as it was difficult to access for Muslims living on the southern Gold Coast.



Source: Gold Coast Sun Wednesday 16/4/2008


Lack of servants 'issue for S African migrants'


A dearth of servants to perform domestic chores is making it difficult for some South African immigrants to adjust to New Zealand life, a Massey University study has found.

The research - by doctoral student Carina Meares - claims South Africans coming to this country struggle to make the transition; from organising their professional lives without access to cheap domestic labour, to being forced into unskilled labour because their academic or professional status was not recognised.

Dr Meares interviewed a number of South Africans who settled in New Zealand between 1994 and 2001 for her thesis, entitled From Rainbow Nation to the Land of the Long White Cloud: Migration, Gender and Biography.

She focused on the impact migrating to New Zealand had on gender roles in marriage, parenting, domestic life and paid employment.

More than 41,000 South Africans live in New Zealand, according to the last Census, with about half of them on the North Shore.

One interviewee - who ran a business from home in her native country - said South African women had a different role as an abundance of servants meant they did not have to do "menial tasks".

That left them free to take up paid or unpaid work, or simply to socialise.

In New Zealand, where domestic labour was more expensive, many immigrant couples "not only have to cope with the practical and emotional challenges of settling themselves and their families ... they must also negotiate a new way of sharing the multiple responsibilities of paid and unpaid work".

Yet despite the economic and cultural problems - which could include long periods out of work - many couples, and families, became closer following the move, Dr Meares' research found. "Migration can cause enormous disruption to a migrant's life story. The kind of disruption it causes can differ for women and men, but that for all migrants it takes a great deal of courage and hard work to make a life for yourself somewhere new."

South African Michael Blythe, who has lived in New Zealand for about a month, said his family had had a full-time maid, two gardeners and a part-time cleaner.

"Doing my own laundry is a bit of a mission, you didn't really have to do it in South Africa. The maid would iron everything. Over here you just fold it neatly and hope it doesn't crease."

He said South Africa's high unemployment rate meant home-help was cheaper than in New Zealand.

But Milford resident Shari Hearne, who came to New Zealand from South Africa six years ago, said she had no difficulty adjusting.

"I don't think I agree. I've been working full time and I haven't needed a servant and I worked in South Africa and didn't have one. There might be a fallacy that all South African women or all South African families have a maid but that's not the case."

Ms Hearne, a librarian, said she knew many South African families that had settled well here.

This story was found at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=324&objectid=10503956&ref=emailfriend


Welcoming Taufan


MYServices welcomes Taufan Mawardi as the new male Muslim Youth and Community Development Officer.


Taufan is delighted to take on this dynamic role and is committed to assisting marginalised young Muslims reach their highest potentials.

Born and bred in Brisbane, Taufan has plenty of experience working with Muslim youth, as a volunteer. He has worked to unite Muslim youth of diverse backgrounds, and promote mutual understanding between the Muslim and mainstream communities. Taufan holds an International Studies and Political Science degree from Griffith University.

MYServices wishes to thank Anas Abdalla, the previous Officer, for his commitment in addressing the needs of Muslim youth, for his passionate advocacy, and of course, for his humorous entertainment. MYServices wishes Anas success in all his future endeavours.

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You can even create your own book shelf, find out what your fellow CCN readers are reading, get and give recommendations for what to read next, create book lists, and even share your opinion on a book with us.

Come see the books we have selected and see if we have any in common. 

Then pick our next book so we can all keep on reading.

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Kareema's Keep Fit Column





Q: Kareema, I’m in my last trimester and just wondering which exercises will be good for me to do  during the next few months. I’ve been active throughout my pregnancy and would like to keep going for as long as possible.





A:  Try heading for the pool as exercising in the water will be kind on your joints as there is no impact while working out. A gentle aqua class will be fun yet challenging and depending on how you feel on the day, you can choose the level of intensity. Swimming a few laps will also give you a full body workout. Walking is another form of gentle exercise, so keep walking..




WEEK 2 of our 5 week 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 be increased!


DAY 1:
Walk for a minimum of 45 mins. (10 mins. at a moderate pace, 30 mins. at a more brisk pace and 5 mins. cool down / slow pace.

Healthy Tip: Always keep your body hydrated - carry a bottle of water with you daily!

DAY 2:
Similar to day 1. Increase your walking time by 5 mins. or more if you feel comfortable and include some hills as part of your course.
Wear some ankle weights for extra resistance. Remember, the aim is to constantly challenge the muscles!

DAY 3:
A spin (cycle) class will be great for strengthening the legs so be sure to give it a go. Alternatively, a ride in the park could be just
as challenging if you’re new to cycling. Ensure good posture and technique.

DAY 4:
Back to strength training team! Lift weights, including your own body weight (tricep dips, push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups, etc).

DAY 5:
Active recovery - Do an activity that you enjoy (low impact). Include your stretching routine.

DAY 6:
Take on a more challenging walking or cycling course (steeper hills, etc.). Be sure to increase the distance on last week.

DAY 7:
Head for the pool and enjoy a few laps of swimming for an all over body workout. If you’re not comfortable swimming or don’t
have access to a pool, a gentle walk in the park or an active game with the kids will do.


PLEASE NOTE:  The above training program assumes a healthy participant.  Those with medical conditions or who are not  already physically active, need to seek clearance from their GP before starting any form of exercise.





My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786

(Accredited Member of Fitness Queensland)



Need an answer to a fitness related matter? Send your question to Kareema at  fitness@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

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

The Culinary Corner




Baked Potato Omelette (serves 4)

·         3 medium potatoes, diced (360g)

·         6-8 small tomatoes

·         1 onion, chopped

·         1tsp oil

·         Flavored salt and black pepper

·         Origanum

·         3 eggs

·         ¼ cup skimmed milk



  1. Boil potatoes in a small amount of water or microwave covered until done.

  2. Place tomatoes in hot water for 1 minute, remove and peel. Cut in halves.

  3. Fry the onions in a non-stick pan. Add potatoes and brown. Place in a baking dish.

  4. Place tomato halves on top.

  5. Mix eggs, milk and seasoning. Pour over potatoes.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes (at 180C) or until egg mixture is set.



Chefs Quick Tip

·         To test for freshness of eggs, place them in a bowl of cold water. Fresh eggs will lie flat on the bottom, 2-3 weeks old eggs will tilt up and bad eggs will float.

·         Newly-laid eggs take a little longer to cook, add about 30 seconds for scrambled eggs and two minutes for hard-boiled.

·         Before cooking, leave eggs at room temperature for at least 30 minutes if they are put into boiling water straight from the fridge the shells will crack.



Source: SANHA e-Bulletin 27 April 2008



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The Inbox


Aslamo alykom

Dear Sirs,

My name is Mousa Sabry, a certified reciter of the glorious Quran. I am currently a professional tutor of Quran recitation in many Islamic institutes in Cairo.
My certification is among the highest in Egypt as I have only 29 Sheikh between me and the Prophet Peace be upon Him. I am also a member of the syndicate of Quran memorizers and reciters of Egypt with the highest rank. I was chosen by the Egyptian ministry of Islamic authorities (Awkaf) to be an Imam in many Islamic centers in Belgium, Uganda and China from 2004-2007 during Ramadan. I am also a veterinarian and working in the national vaccination company (VACSERA) in Egypt.

I am offering my experience in reciting the Quran to lead the prayer during Ramadan or any other month to recite or teach people in order to certify them to be included to the chain of the reciters of the glorious Quran. So if you would like to invite me in your Islamic Centre, I would be grateful for that and may ALLAH reward us all for the service of the Quran.

With my sincere regards,

Mousa Sabry
e.mail mousavet@hotmail.com


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The CCN Chuckle


Mula Nasruddin and his friend Jalaluddin walked into a pet shop in Kabul. They headed to the bird section and Mula Nasruddin says to Jalaluddin 'That’s them'

The owner comes over and asks if he can help them. 'Yes, we'll take four of those dear little budgies in that cage up there, ' says Mula Nasruddin.

The owner puts the budgies in a cardboard box. Jalaluddin and Nasruddin pay for the birds, leave the shop and get onto Mula Nasruddin’s goat and ride up to the top of the Salang Pass.

At the Salang Pass, Jalaluddin looks down at the 1000 metre drop and says, 'This looks like a grand place.' He takes two birds out of the box, puts one on each shoulder and jumps off the cliff.

Mula Nasruddin watches as the budgies fly off and Jalaluddin falls all the way to the bottom, killing himself stone dead.

Looking down at the remains of his best pal, Mula Nasruddin shakes his head and says, ‘Goodness gracious me. This budgie jumping is too dangerous for me! '


Moment's later, Abdul arrives up at the Salang Pass.

He's been to the pet shop too and walks up to the edge of the cliff carrying another cardboard box in one hand and a shotgun in the other.

'Salaams, Mula Nasruddin. Watch this,' Abdul says. He takes a parrot from the box and lets him fly free.

He then throws himself over the edge of the cliff with the gun.

Mula Nasruddin watches as half way down, Abdul takes the gun and shoots the parrot.

Abdul continues to plummet down and down until he hits the bottom and breaks every bone in his body.

Mula Nasruddin shakes his head and says, 'And I'm never trying that parrotshooting either! '


Mula Nasruddin is just getting over the shock of losing two friends when Moosa appears.

He's also been to the pet shop and is carrying a cardboard box out of which he pulls a chicken.

Moosa then takes the chicken by its legs and hurls himself off the cliff and disappears down and down until he hits a rock and breaks his spine.

Once more Mula Nasruddin shakes his head. 'Goodness gracious me. First there was Jalaluddin with his budgiejumping, then Abdul parrotshooting. . . and now Moosa and his damn hengliding!'

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Recitation: Sheikh Saad Nomani


Jamiatul Ulama WA, MYWA & ANIC


Holland Park Mosque 0401 922 714

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22 April


Recitation: Sheikh Saad Nomani


Jamiatul Ulama WA, MYWA & ANIC


Kuraby Mosque 0401 922 714

after Esha

27 April


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IKuraby Mosque (Women's Section) 0403 009 003

3.30pm to 5.30pm

30 April


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INALA Community House
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0417 746 977

10am to 12pm

10 May


IWAQ/ACCESS Fun night for women




Clairvaux Mackillop College 3272 6355


11 May


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IKuraby Mosque (Women's Section) 0403 009 003

3.30pm to 5.30pm

17 May



Crescents of Brisbane

Kuraby Community Hall, Svoboda Park

0402 026 786

2pm to 5pm

18 May


CresWalk2008: Annual Fun Run

Crescents of Brisbane

Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786

7.30am to 12pm

23 May


Archerfield Rotary Fund Raiser Dinner

Rotary Club of Archerfield

Gambaro's Seafood Restaurant, Caxton, Petrie Terrace

0418 738 432


24 May


Benefit Concert Phil Monsour: Middle Easter Dinner


AHIMSA House, 26 Horan St West End

0421 637 172


8/9 June






QLD LIONS, Pine Rd, RICHLANDS 0438 114 619


13 June


IWAQ Client/Carer Dinner




MacGregor Primary School 3272 6355


14 June


MBN Business & Professional Trivia

Muslim Business Network


0422 191 675


22 June


Annual Qur'an Recitation Competition

Islamic Council of Qld

Islamic College of Brisbane, 45 Acacia Rd, Karawatha

0433 354 786

9am to 2pm

25 June


Kuraby Madrassah fundraising DINNER

Kuraby Mosque


0431 300 111


9 July




Queensland Police Service


QLD Police Service Regional Office, Level 1, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt 0438 114 619

6.30pm to 7.30pm

22 August


IWAQ Client/Carer Dinner




Kuraby Special School 3272 6355


23 August


Annual School Fete

Islamic College of Brisbane

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0402 794 253

All day

30 August


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0431 300 111


1/2 September



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29/30 September



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4 October


Annual Eid Dinner

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11 October



Eidfest Committee

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0402 819 197

10am to 10pm

18 October


Annual Eid Nite

Islamic Society of Darra

Darra Mosque 219 Douglas St Oxley

0418 757 157


25 October


Crescents 'Pink Ribbon Breakfast'

Crescents of Brisbane


0404 296 297

10am to 1pm

8/9 December




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1) Fiqh Made Easy
Description: Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) at a basic level, covering the topics from purity and salaah to hajj, and business dealings to marriage.
    Lesson this week: Fiqh of Marriage
    Teacher: Shaykh Aslam Abu Ismaeel
    Date: Every Friday
    Time: 6:30pm (roughly after Maghrib salaah)
    Venue: Room 722, Building 9, University of Queensland

2) Explanation of Riyad-us-Saliheen
Description: Explanation of hadeeth from the great collection of hadeeth called "Riyad-us-Saliheen" (Gardens of the Righteous), compiled by the great scholar of Islam, Imam an-Nawawi.
    Next Lesson: Hadeeth from 'Chapter of Truthfulness'
    Speaker: Shaykh Aslam Abu Ismaeel
    Date: Every Monday
    Time: 6:45pm
    Venue: 323 Hawken Drive, St. Lucia

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