By popular request the Crescents of
Page now includes the day's prayer times for
Brisbane courtesy of islamicfinder.com. Bookmark the
page to get you to the Mosque on time.
Mail Media Workshop
Eight nominees (from a list of
50) were selected to attend a one-day workshop session with the
staff of the Courier Mail this week.
The delegates sat in on a daily news
conference chaired by Chief Editor David Fagin and attended
by the Courier Mail's Chiefs of Staff and Senior Editorial
The Courier Mail's Weekend Manager,
Rory Gibson, explained, amongst other processes, how to
contact a reporter and present a story; what to do if a
negative story about a community appeared in the paper;
and the options available when stories don't get
Back Row (l to
(Courier Mail Weekend Editor)
Wynn Te Kani
(Pacific Islander Communities, 4EB 98.1FM –
Maori Program Broadcaster)
(President, Ipswich Sanatan Association of
(Courier Mail Senior Journalist)
(Executive Manager, ECCQ)
(Vietnamese Community) not in photo
As reported in the Courier Mail Monday 2 June 2008
LATE last year when former immigration minister Kevin
Andrews singled out African migrants for fighting each
other, forming gangs and getting drunk in parks, members
of Brisbane's Sudanese community feared history was
repeating itself. In the war zones from which they had
fled, violence and death were often preceded by
inflammatory statements by politicians and military
strongmen n their local press.
Arrivals to Queensland from countries where a free, open
media doesn't exist face challenges learning how to
engage the media so their stories and issues can be
The Courier-Mail, in partnership with the Ethnic
Communities Council of Queensland, has started a program
called Your Town Your Paper designed to help ethnic
communities understand how the print media works and
explore ways in which the newspaper can better report on
the issues that affect them.
The first in a series of seminars was held last week in
the office of the Courier-Mail at Bowen Hills in the
Representatives of the Vietnamese, Liberian, Karen,
Sudanese, Pacific Islander, Fijian Indian and Muslim
communities attended the newspaper's morning news
conference, followed by the chance to question senior
journalists and editors about media processes.
The editor of The Courier-Mail, David Fagan, said he
could see only good coming out of the program. "My hope
is that we can teach people not used to the Australian
media a little about how we work so we can better tell
their stories to our readers." he said.
Council Decision Reactions
Islamic school rejection
'victory for racism'
A SYDNEY council's rejection of a
proposed Islamic school is a victory for racism, a
Muslim community organisation says.
Camden Council last night voted unanimously to reject a
proposal for a 1200-student Islamic school, a decision
that followed months of heated community meetings and
the release of an adverse report by the council's
planners last week.
Mayor Chris Patterson said the council's decision was
based on concerns surrounding the impact on traffic
flows, loss of agricultural land, highlighted in the
planners report and not on religious grounds.
But the independent think tank FAIR (Forum on
Australia's Islamic Relations) said the decision came as
no surprise and was "a reflection of unwarranted fear
and ignorance about Islam".
"The decision based on planning grounds is only a
smokescreen for the real issues which were related to
community tensions and potential social upheavals if the
school was approved," FAIR executive director Kuranda
Seyit said in a statement today.
"I see this as a victory for racism.
"The fact is that Muslims are diverse and come from more
than 65 different ethnic groups and everybody is
suffering because of the negative perceptions about
"I am not sure where people get their information from
and how they form their ideas but I can bet you a dollar
per resident that they have never actually met a Muslim
The development has been the subject of heated town
meetings and a protest rally involving up to 1000
Tensions reached a climax in November when two pigs'
heads were rammed on metal stakes with an Australian
flag draped between them at the school's proposed site.
"People of Australia should speak out against this
decision and try to build more understanding and mutual
respect for each other," Mr Seyit said.
The council's decision was likely to be contested in the
Land and Environment Court, he said.
Mr Patterson said last night that proponents of the
school were welcome to look at an alternate site for the
Halal converts ...
Ali Kannoun, Batoul Slaman, Corey Scholfield,
Matthew Weatherall and Sean McPherson.
EVERY kid knows how to get what
they want - and in Sydney's west it was only persistent
badgering that brought halal food to the school tuckshop.
The technique worked at Lurnea Public School, which has
become the latest of an estimated 40 schools from
kindergarten to university to bring in halal food.
Muslim students, who make up more than 30 per cent of
the school's population, can now eat meat pies, lasagne
and spaghetti bolognaise at the school.
"We found that we were not catering to this community
and they were coming to the canteen and asking for halal
food," relieving principal Sandra Forman said.
"The other students have found this food just as good."
A Department of Education spokeswoman said individual
school communities were responsible for the food in
Halal Certification Authority Australia chairman Hajj
Mohamed El-Mouelhy said students as young as five had
pestered canteen staff to change the menu.
"Halal food in schools is becoming very popular,
particularly in Sydney's west. We have been training
tuckshop ladies in Campbelltown to teach them halal
techniques," Mr El-Mouelhy said.
Lurnea's canteen supervisor Rebecca Donkin said the
children were excited about the new menu. She said halal
food was no more difficult to prepare.
Mr El-Mouelhy said halal meat was slaughtered "the
old-fashioned way" and completely bled out. He said
while most universities had been serving halal for some
time, younger children were still waiting.
"Kids want to identify with their mates. It is
Australian to eat a meat pie. The child is an Aussie. He
was born here and when he is with his mates he wants to
eat an Aussie meat pie," Mr El-Mouelhy said.
"When he goes home he eats tabouli but at school he
wants to be like his mates. Years ago Italians would
take salami sandwiches and get beaten up, now the same
thing would happen with a tabouli sandwich."
Mr El-Mouelhy said western Sydney's large Muslim
population needed to be catered for. "Businesses want to
make money - there are 50 mosques or prayer rooms in
Sydney and 140 halal butchers - so the people want halal
and if that is what the customer wants then school
tuckshops will give it to them," he said.
"Big business, like McDonald's and KFC realise this. In
Sydney we have five halal McDonald's, two halal KFCs and
a few halal Nandos. All of them are finding halal is
Australian Federation of Islamic Council under fire
Radio ABC Interview 21 May
The president of the Australian
Federation of Islamic Council has been dumped as
concerns are raised over the relevance of the
Presenter: Stephanie March
Speakers: AFIC vice president Hafas
MARCH: Ikebal Patel was appointed as
president of the Australian Federation of
Islamic Councils in February last year.
His time as leader of the umbrella body of
Islamic groups in Australia came to an end over
the weekend when six of the seven state member
councils present supported a vote of no
confidence in the Fijian migrant.
In May 2006 as the then-treasurer of AFIC, he
spoke out about problems of internal
mismanagement within the organisation.
Vice president of the federation Hafez Malas
says Ikebal Patel was removed from his position
because of problems with his leadership style.
MALAS: we stood beside him and supported him in
2006, until he became the office then he changed
and started to do things differently as any
other people might do.
MARCH: How has his behaviour changed?
MALAS: Well he started to do jobs for the boys.
MARCH: Ikebal Patel has been replaced by Haset
Sali, a Queensland lawyer, who attracted
attention last year when he compared the actions
of controversial former mufti of Australia Taj
Din al Hilal to those of Adolf Hitler.
Reports have labelled Haset Sali as more
moderate than his predecessor.
But Sydney-based writer on muslim issues Irfan
Yusuf says the change in AFIC's leadership will
have little effect on muslim communities in
He says federation members are out of touch with
those they claim to represent.
YUSUF: It's dominated by middle aged migrant
males - first generation migrant males - many of
whom have poor english skills who many of whom
don't understand mainstream Australian life very
well. And again it's a problem of
representation: they don't really reflect the
reality of muslims, at least 50% of whom are
female, most of whom are brought up in Australia
and are under the age of 30.
MARCH: He says another problem is that the
organisation only represents religious
YUSUF: Muslims by and large are fairly sort of,
you know, like the rest of the population, they
are fairly secular - some of them are interested
in religion, some of them are not.
MARCH: Despite it's apparent narrow
representation, the federation is also an
advisory body to state and federal governments.
But Irfan Yusuf says that doesn't matter.
YUSUF: I think governments tend to talk to AFIC
because they have to be seen to be talking to
AFIC, but I think they know quite well that this
is an organisation that has had its day and it's
really irrelevant, largely.
MARCH: AFIC also manages over $50 million of
assets, mostly land housing Muslim schools.
But Irfan Yusuf says muslim communities see
little benefit from the money earned by AFIC in
the form of grassroots community projects.
YUSUF: A lot of AFIC's money has gone into
litigating, a lot of their litigation is pretty
much intra council litigation - they have tried
to kick out state councils and introduce new
ones and then kick them out , then they have to
go to court - so I guess really the people who
are benefiting the most from AFIC are the
private legal profession, so I guess for he sake
of those for those lawyers I think AFIC should
continue to exist, because otherwise I guess
those lawyers would be out of a job.
MARCH: He says there is not much the group can
do to save it's reputation.
YUSUF: I guess there is really not much AFIC can
do I think it's pretty much a rotting carcass
and perhaps the best thing that can happen is
that it is buried.
The world in which we practice
community development is changing and this seminar
series will provide opportunities for practitioners,
community members and other interested people to discuss
and debate practice issues in this changing context.
You are invited to attend a series of six seminars on
contemporary issues in community development practice.
They are hosted by CD Queensland,
Griffith University (School of Human Services) and
University of Queensland (School of Social Work & Human
Australia and Iraq fight it out for South Africa in 2010
Iraq soccer supporters wait at the
Brisbane airport in Australia on Tuesday to welcome the
Iraq soccer team, scheduled to play Australia in a World
Cup qualifying match at Suncorp Stadium today (Sunday).
Fund for Hj. Ebrahimbhai Patel
To honour his passion for acquiring
and sharing knowledge, the family and friends of the
late Haji Ebrahimbhai Patel are formulating plans to
establish a Trust Fund to be used for supporting
deserving young Muslim women in South Africa in
The Patel family invites and
welcomes anyone who can to share innovative ideas and
thoughts that will help towards this objective. You can
email Dr. AK Patel at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0412 039 625.
Cover Girl: Iraqi Women and Democracy
On Tuesday SBS TV showed the
documentary Full Cover Girl which looked at the evolving
rights of women in Iraq's new democracy through the eyes
of two women with very different views.
Full Cover Girl followed two strong
yet opposing women, Abir and Jinan, in their dramatic
struggle to make their voices heard in the new
democracy. They differed on everything from women’s
rights to nation building—and in the end, the outcome of
their struggle will affect the lives of millions of
Iraqi women. Shedding light on a larger issue, the film
caused viewers to ask: If democracy can be used to
protect some rights, such as freedom of speech, can it
also be used to restrict others? Should a democracy
curbing women’s rights be encouraged?
is strong, smart and smiling. She is Jinan Al-Ubaidy,
and she is an elected member of the new Iraqi
Parliament. She’s also a devout Shia Muslim, fully
covered in black. Her main priority is implementing
Islamic law, which, according to her opponents, would
turn back the clock on women’s rights. Her main weapon
to achieve her goal is democracy.
Abir Al-Sahlani opposes Jinan Al-Ubaidy. Abir has
returned to Iraq after years in exile to set up a
secular political party. She hates the veil and
everything it represents.
Over four years, international
award winning producer and filmmaker Folke Rydén
depicts, on site in Baghdad, Abir and Jinan at the
centre of a tragedy that is rarely talked about. Extreme
political Islamism, which endorses female subordination,
has become increasingly influential, both in politics
and in everyday life. Crimes that could hardly have been
the intended result of this newfound democracy—
kidnappings, murder, violence and harassment of
women—have risen to shocking levels.
Since the invasion of Iraq, when no weapons of
mass-destruction were found, women’s rights were quickly
pushed to the top of the agenda. The United States
therefore made promises to strengthen the position of
women, supporting a mandate stating that women would
hold one quarter of the seats in the Iraqi parliament.
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Sounds Of Light coming to Brisbane in June!
Media Release by Hope for Happiness
Brisbane, brace yourselves! The
Sounds of Light 2008 concert is coming to Brisbane for
the first time ever on Friday, the 27th of June 2008.
The Sounds Of Light is an Islamic concert featuring
world-renowned nasheed (religious song) artists from all
around the globe who are using their talents to promote
the tolerance message of Islam through song.
This year’s line-up of celebrities includes the amazing
Zain Bhikha from South Africa, a legend in the
nasheed industry who has recorded numerous albums with
some of the world’s most popular nasheed singers such as
Yusuf Islam, Dawud Wharnsby and Sami Yusuf to name but a
Also performing will be Abu
Ratib, head of the World Islamic Art Group.
Originally from Syria, his traditional sound has made
him a favourite in over 10 countries.
trio who call themselves Native Deen, are
currently taking the world by storm with their unique
style of nasheed which has roots in rap and hip-hop.
Their fan following is phenomenal, especially appealing
to today’s generation, young and old.
In addition, Nazeem Hussein,
of Salam Café fame and winner of the Best Newcomer award
at last years Melbourne International Comedy Festival
will add some laughter to the show.
A world-class production team will
bring the event to life at a world-class venue - the
Concert Hall, at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts
Centre), Southbank. In an era where religious songs have
become one of the best tools to spread the truth and
beauty of Islam, this is truly an event not to be
missed! A Human Appeal International event, in
affiliation with Hope For Happiness, all proceeds will
be used to fund orphan sponsorship programs and a
portion to the Burma Emergency Relief fund.
Tickets are available from a host of
agents in your area. But book now, as tickets are
the desk of MYServices......
Youth Services and My Health & Fitness, teamed up with a
number of organisations (BCC, Communify, MultiLink and
Brisbane Outriggers Club) to organise the hugely
successful Muslim Women’s Outrigging Session, held
yesterday at the Brisbane Outriggers Club in Bulimba, as
part of our Come and Try Days activities for Muslim
women and girls.
Despite the erratic rainy weather, the crowd of 30
unstoppable Muslimahs who braved the weather and
enthusiastically tried the thrilling water sport was
more than impressive!
all of the ladies (hailing of all ages), yesterday’s
experience of outrigging was the first one ever. Upon
reaching the venue, ladies were welcomed and briefed by
experienced female outriggers of the club. As the
life-jackets were strapped on and a team of six ladies
got on each boat, our prayers were answered when the
rain completely stopped! After a couple of test paddles,
the race began - the most exciting part of the morning.
With six ladies to an outrigger, we
challenged both our muscles and each other with some
healthy competition under the direction of our
outrigging coaches. There were smiles all round and we
certainly weren't ready
to come 'off the water' when it was time to pack up!
Keep up the enthusiasm ladies, there's more coming your
way!!", were the encouraging words from team leader
Once again, the feedback received from the participants
was overwhelmingly positive, to say the least. From
never knowing of the water sport, we discovered
outrigging (formally known as outrigger canoeing) is an
exciting, exhilarating, and challenging experience about
fitness and teamwork. Everyone had an awesome time and
demanded that we do it again!
can we do this again?!", "What an opportunity!", "This
is a great workout!" were only some of the comments
passed on to Kareema while 'preparing for the upcoming
If you missed out on all yesterday’s fun, you’d be mad
to miss the upcoming dragon boating (7th of June) and
canoeing/kayaking (14th of June)!
MYServices wishes to thank all our energetic
participants and partners who made the morning a
brilliant experience. In the words of the community’s
very own dynamic fitness guru, Kareema Benjamin, ‘team
work is all it was about!’
Special thanks goes to Kareema,
from My Health and Fitness; Jill Duffield from Communify
and Brisbane Outriggers Club; Michelle Lindley from BCC
and to Vero Andriamasy from MultiLink Inc.
Access Arts and the Islamic Women’s
Association of Qld will hold a variety of free art
workshops for the community starting in June.
Muslim and non Muslim women and
young mothers with children are encouraged to sign up to
what promises to be an inspirational series of
activities to help explore our diverse cultures and the
intersections between art and life.
The workshops will be held at a
number of venues – at BEMAC in Kangaroo Point and in the
Southside suburb of Kuraby.
(l to r) David
Forde of the Kuraby Lions and Zaheer Suleman and
Ismail Essof of Crescents of Brisbane
Despite the inclement
weather over Saturday the 30 or so volunteers did not
let the threat of a substantial downpour deter them from
turning up to the Wally Tate Park alongside the Kuraby
Mosque where they planted some 700 trees and shrubs.
A number of community groups
braved the rain and came out to help revegetate the area
and to kick off World Environment Day which will be
coming up soon.
"With our Mosque just next door,
we'll be able to watch our trees grow everyday right
before our eyes," Zaheer Suleman, Ismail
Essof, Hamid Kassim and Ismail Kathrada
Relationships Seminar Synopsis
account of the session by Shamime Mustapha
Despite the cold and windy weather,
the inspiring and informative Relationships Seminar,
hosted by the Algester Ladies Auxilliary, entertained a
venue filled to capacity.
Organized by Farrah Suleman,
the seminar included a dynamic and motivating talk by
Sheikh Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh followed by an interactive
question and answer forum, complimented by a delightful
spread of tasty treats.
The talk explored the various
relationships we as human beings encounter: those with
oneself, ones' Creator, ones' environment and ones'
The information was particularly
meaningful to the Parish guests who shared similar
sentiments at the close of the evening.
Seminars of this nature are both
though-provoking and educational, and ones that should
certainly not be looked over.
Around the Muslim
World with CCN
Dunkin' Donuts axes
'terror symbol' ad
DUNKIN' Donuts has
reportedly axed an online advertisement featuring
celebrity chef Rachael Ray over a fringed
black-and-white scarf that critics said offered symbolic
support for Muslim extremism and terrorism.
In the ad, Ray wears the scarf around her neck and holds
an iced coffee.
US critics, including conservative commentator Michelle
Malkin, complained that the scarf looked similar to the
black-and-white checkered kaffiyeh, the traditional
Palestinian scarf, the Associated Press reported.
The kaffiyeh "has come to symbolise murderous
Palestinian jihad. Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a
regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in
beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has
been mainstreamed by both ignorant (and not-so-ignorant)
fashion designers, celebrities, and left-wing icons," Ms
Dunkin' Donuts told AP the scarf had a paisley design,
and was selected by a stylist for the advertising shoot.
"Absolutely no symbolism was intended," the company
But the Dunkin' Donuts ad was pulled because "the
possibility of misperception detracted from its original
intention to promote our iced coffee," the Associated
Ms Malkin later said it was "refreshing to see an
American company show sensitivity to the concerns of
Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists"
The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, Britain's only Asian
bishop, visited Brisbane recently and engaged in a panel
discussion with Dr. Mohammad Abdalla of GIRU
A row has erupted within the Church of
England over calls for British Muslims to be converted
The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev
Michael Nazir-Ali, accused the Church of failing in its
duty to "welcome people of other faiths" ahead of a
motion at July's General Synod in York urging a strategy
for evangelising Muslims.
However, his comments were condemned by senior figures
within the Church.
The Rt Rev Stephen Lowe, the former
Bishop of Hulme and the newly appointed Bishop of Urban
Life and Faith, said:
"Both the Bishop of Rochester's reported
comments and the synod private members' motion show no
sensitivity to the need for good inter-faith relations.
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs are learning
to respect one another's paths to God and to live in
harmony. This demand for the evangelisation of people of
other faiths contributes nothing to our communities."
Outrage as French judge
annuls Muslim marriage over bride's virginity lie
The annulment of a young Muslim couple’s
marriage because the bride was not a virgin has caused
anger in France, prompting President Sarkozy’s party to
call for a change in the law.
The case, which had previously gone
unreported, involved an engineer in his 30s, named as Mr
X, who married Ms Y, a student nurse in her 20s, in
2006. The wedding night party was still under way at the
family’s home in Roubaix when the groom came down from
the bedroom complaining that his bride was not a virgin.
He could not display the blood-stained sheet that is
traditionally exhibited as proof of the bride’s
....... we are bringing two teachers out from Banda
Aceh, Indonesia, for intensive English language
lessons as well as to meet and spend time in local
schools to meet our language teachers, to exchange
ideas and teaching strategies and to develop
The expectation is that these teachers will then be
able to "train on" others when they return to Banda
Our organisation is called the All Saints Imnau
It is a charity arm of our school (All Saints
Anglican School) and, one of its continuing projects
is a commitment to the educational rehabilitation of
Banda Aceh, following the devastating tsunami there
We have already sent computers, books and money to
the area. This year, we received a grant from the
Australia-Indonesia Institute (associated with the
Department of Foreign Affairs and trade) which will
enable us to almost cover the return airfares for
these two teachers to come here, for about 3 months
Our first teacher arrives around July 13 (although
this may be subject to change slightly as we are
still awaiting news of the visa) and will be staying
until September 19th. (Term 3) Her name is Nurul
Azizah and she is 27 years old.
Our other teacher is a young man (29 years) and
arrives around October 5 , leaving around December
12 (Term 4)
At this stage, the main area we need help with is a
sponsored "homestay" situation for both teachers.
I hope this email finds you in the best of Iman,
health and families.
I attended Creswalk 08, and I would like to commend
the Team on a well-organised,
fun-for-the-whole-family event. May Allah reward
you for all the good that you've done.
A lot of useful information can be found on the
Crescents website, and I think it's really one of
the most popular Muslim websites in Brisbane. One
of the things I like about the weekly CCNs is the
event calendar which shows many of the events in
As a past student of Uni of Qld, I have seen many
really beneficial events held there. However, the
Muslims students have a limited reach compared to
organisations such as yours, and so it's difficult
to advertise what's happenig at UQ widely.
Currently, there are weekly hadeeth talks at UQ
which I think would be very beneficial to the
Crescents Community and the Muslims in Brisbane at
large. I hope you could create a recurring event in
May Allah reward you all for your efforts, and make
next year's Creswalk even better!
Your brother in Islam Ismail Mohamed
There's some good islamic films on it to watch, such
as 'The Quranic Miracle of Iron' which demonstrates
how Surah Al Hadid (57) relates to scientific facts
now known by mankind, which was revealed to Prophet
Muhammed (pbuh) so many years ago Mashallah.
I found this link on the Native Deen website, which
CCN directed us to in a recent newsletter.
Thanks - I love their music and am glad to be able
to share this with my kids. My young son walks
around singing 'I am not afraid to stand alone',
rather than some inappropriate lyrics from a pop
song off the radio.
Keep up the good work Insha Allah
now a word from this week's CCN sponsor.....
Junaid Ally Ray White
Kareema's Keep Fit Column
Kareema, I've been doing weight training daily in order
to get results quicker. Why is it that I sometimes feel
very tired or suffer from flu-like symptoms half-way
through or after my workout?
A: One of the key training principles is recovery. This
will allow your muscles to rest and repair itself,
an effective weight training regime. Your muscles need
al least 48 hours to recover before you 'put them
through their paces' again.
Your option if you want to weight train daily is to
alternate between upper and lower body each day, eg.
upper body one day and lower body the next. This will
give the muscles a chance to adapt after every workout.
At the moment it sounds like you're over-training and
not looking after yourself post-exercise, which means
you will eventually burn out. Try 'mixing up' your
workouts (including something different) every week and
you'll be sure to see some results.
MASHED POTATO STEAK PIE
Ingredients – For the mash potato
1kg large potato peeled - 30ml butter -
100ml milk - 15ml garlic paste - Salt to
taste - Freshly ground black pepper to
Boil potatoes in salted water until soft.
Pour off the water add butter and mash using
a masher. Add milk, place the pot over
gentle heat and reheat stirring to prevent
potato from burning. Add sale and pepper to
taste. Add more milk if necessary.
Ingredients - For steak filling
500g steak strips. 15ml paprika. 15ml Cajun
spice. 15ml barbeque spice. 10ml garlic &
ginger. Salt to taste. Marinate the steak in
the ingredients overnight.
braise steak: 1 large onion sliced finely.
Heat oil in pan and
add onions and sauté until golden
adding water when necessary to
soften the onions.
Add meat and braise
until water has evaporated.
Cook meat adding
water when needed until soft over
When meat is soft
evaporate as much liquid as possible
so that only a thick sauce remains.
Place meat in a heat
proof dish and spoon the mash over
Dot with pieces of
Place in oven that
has been preheated to 180c and brown
the mash till golden.
Source Radio Islam
Newsletter - Thursday, 29 May 2008
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The CCN Chuckle
Jalalludin, who, as
you know, is one sandwich short of a picnic at the
best of times, was explaining to his good friend, Mula Nasruddin,
how his interview for the local detective job went:
Brother Mula, the
first question the Chief Inspector at the interview
asked me was what 1 and 1 was.
I told him it was 11 and the Chief Inspector said,
"That's not what I meant, but you're right."
He then asked me what two days of the week start with
the letter 'T'.
"Today and tomorrow," I told him.
He again looked surprised that I had come up with such a
good answer and one he has never thought of himself.
"Now Jalalludin, listen carefully: Who killed Mahatma
I thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted,
"I don't know."
"Well, why don't you go home and work on that one for a
So brother Mula, don't you think this is fantastic!
My first day on the job and I'm already working on a
Venue: University of Queensland, 323 Hawken
Drive, St. Lucia
Contact: 0421 731 797
Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Sunnah Inspirations is a
non-profit organisation to cater for Muslim
social support and supplying information to
Muslims and non-Muslims. They have been
doing various activities around Australia,
and have organised Da'wah information stalls
at various universities in Brisbane. More
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