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Sunday, 15 March 2009

 .Newsletter 0227


News you won't find on CNN!



Nadeem Aslam on the Conversation Hour



Nadeem Aslam, author of The Wasted Vigil - reviewed in CCN0226, spoke about his book and his life experiences to a packed audience at the Avid Reader book store on Tuesday.


When CCN asked a member of the audience how the book compared with The Kite Runner, our reporter was told that Aslam's book made the latter "read like a Hallmark card".


You can listen to this week's ABC 612 interview with Aslam on the Conversation Hour.

2009 Season of Mini Tennis Tournaments Kicks Off 


Suliman 'Solly' Sabdia and Omar 'Goobles' Abdulla



At the tennis tournament played yesterday (Saturday) evening the doubles pair of Suliman 'Solly' Sabdia and Omar 'Goobles' Abdulla took on and beat Faisal Hatia and Amod 'Flint' Cassimjee in a tightly contested final.


The first of the semis was fought out between the doubles pair of Faisal Hatia and Amod 'Flint' Cassimjee against Yaseen Safruddin and Yusuf Hatia; and the second between Suliman Sabdia and Omar 'Goobles' Abdulla against Feisal Paruk and Suleman Girach.


Forty players took part in the tournament which was staged on the newly constructed courts at Griffith University's Mt Gravatt campus.


If you wish to play in the next tournament scheduled for the first Sunday in July call Shabir Elias on 0415467868 for further details.


Algester Meelad Celebrations  


The Islamic Society of Algester cordially invites you and your family to its annual meelad-un-nabi (saw) celebrations.

date: 22 March 2009
venue:  Macgregor Primary School Hall, McCullough Sreet, Macgregor

time: 2:30 pm.
programme: qiraa'h, hamd, naat, qasaa'id, lectures on the seerah of Prophet Muhammad (saw) by guest speakers from around Australia.

After Maghrib, dinner (niyaaz) will be served.

For more information contact: Mehmood Osman on 0403286305; Ml. M. Nawaaz Ashrafi on 37116097; or Ml. M. Aslam Alqaderi on 0431620629


IslamBox Australia



IslamBox is a Media Platform through which you can watch Islamic TV channels and listen to Islamic Radio Stations from around the world directly on your TV Set.

Through IslamBox viewers can watch over 30 Islamic TV channels from around the world in almost near TV quality and listen to over 15 Islamic Radio stations.

IslamBox is excited to announce that it has now launched it's Australian office and are now taking orders for in Australia and New Zealand.


To be one of the first to have IslamBox in your homes, register your interest by completing the form and an Islam Box representative will contact you shortly.

Visit www.islambox.com.au


Brisbane's Niqab clad Women in Feature Article  



"It’s not always easy being a veiled Muslim in Queensland: the stares, the abuse, the prejudice. But these women have a voice. And there’s something they’d like to say."

A selective group of Muslim Brisbane women who don the niqab were singled out for a feature article in last week's (March 7) Courier Mail glossy QWeekend magazine where they exposed their views on the subject. They were:

Iman Amin, 49, Kuraby

Shaima Khan, 24, Runcorn

Nada Makhlouf, 25, Logan Central

Sharon Hussain, 46, Kingston



Read the full interviews.

South African anti-Israel apartheid activist to visit Sydney


The militant actions of the South African dock workers who refused to offload goods from Israeli ships during the Gaza massacre was an important boost for the international solidarity movement. (see South
African dockworkers announce ban on Israeli ship; Palestinians salute decision http://links.org.au/node/888)

Salim Vally, a spokesperson for the South African Palestine Solidarity Committee, will bring the lesson of this struggle and others to Sydney in April when he attends “World at a Crossroads: Fighting for Socialism in the 21st Century”.


A tireless campaigner against South African apartheid since high school, today Vally is one of the leading international voices in the campaign against Israeli apartheid.


Vally on Lessons from South Africa for the fight against Israeli apartheid


In 1976, he was a regional executive member of the South African Students’ Movement until its banning in 1977. Two years later, he was forced to leave the country as a result of police repression, becoming a member of the exiled Black Consciousness Movement of Azania.

A delegate to the founding congress of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Vally worked from 1985 to 1993 as an educator for the Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (CCAWUSA) and later at the COSATU affiliate SACCAWU as the national educator. He was also a member of COSATU’s National Education Committee.

Since 1995, he has been a lecturer and senior researcher at the Education Policy Unit and the School of Education at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Apart from speaking about the realities of US imperialism’s “war on terror”, together with civil liberties lawyer Rob Stary and an anti-war activist from Pakistan, he will be hosting a discussion with activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in Australia.

Hearts and Minds: Australia-Indonesia Youth Leadership Program & Conference   


Expressions of Interest are now open for the Hearts and Minds: Australia-Indonesia Youth Leadership Program and Conference 2009. This is an exciting opportunity for young people to develop their skills and enhance their experiences and learn more about our biggest neighbour Indonesia. The Hearts and Minds leadership program is the first of its kind and will be an innovative way to build strong relationships with Indonesian youth.

The projects aims are to:

• Instill in participants leadership and communication skills, and promote understanding of the importance of pluralism, respect for human rights and interfaith and inter-cultural tolerance and cooperation;
• Instill understanding of the importance of community cohesion, particularly in relief work and capacity-building;
• Promote dialogue and understanding between Muslim and other communities in Australia and Indonesia.

Applications are invited for Australian citizens between 21 and 28 years of age living in Australia who have an interest in further developing his or her leadership skills and building strong relationships with Indonesian youth.

The program includes an 8 day leadership program and conference where participants will meet Indonesian youth in the city of Yogjakarta, Indonesia.

The program will cover adaptive leadership, cross-cultural dialogue and action plan workshops as well field trips and a debrief on Mt Merapi.

Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate suitability to the program.
(see suitability criteria below)

Applicants must send their 1-2 page resumes, a letter of application outlining why they should be accepted into the program and what leadership means to you. Two (2) references (include telephone and email address of referee). Deadline is Midnight (EST) 30 March 2009.

Places are strictly limited. All airfares and accommodation are covered by the project.

NB: Applicants must have a current Australian passport with at least 6 months validity.

Essential criteria:
Aged between 21-28 and an Australian citizen
Proven experience in community work
Excellent communication skills
Ability to solve problems and work in a team
must be committed to pursuing personal development to enhance community leadership skills

be an undergraduate.
have had no previous international travel.
have had no prior exposure to international leadership training programs
have had no prior exposure to interfaith dialogues and meetings

All applications post marked 30 March 2009 to

Kuranda Seyfi Seyit
Executive Director
PO Box 1013 Strawberry Hills
2012 NSW Australia

or email: fairmedia@fair.org.au
by 12.00pm EST 30/3/09

Tel: 0412 318 045 for further enquiries.


TV from Pakistan  


"SAMAA is the first private satellite news channel providing live transmission simultaneously from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawar.


SAMAA presents up-to-the-minute news bulletin, incisive political analysis, programs for women, youth and children besides entertainment shows including sports, film and music.

It covers news as and when it happens in a factual and impartial manner. It has an extensive network of correspondents, state-of-art studios with linkup facilities in the Federal and Provincial capitals, where professional and experienced team ensures prompt telecast.

The look and feel of the channel has successfully attracted the urban and rural populace of Pakistan while providing quality news, on time every time."






Mayor ‘sorry’ for sending on racist email


FORWARDING an anti-Islamic email to more than 850 people was “a mistake’’, the mayor of Moonee Valley (Victoria) has admitted.

Moonee Valley Mayor Paul Giuliano (pictured left) said he meant to send the email, which targeted Muslims and asked readers who agreed with its anti-Islamic sentiment to pass the email on, to other councillors but not to his entire address book.

The email, which Cr Giuliano received from a contact, was forwarded to council staff and some residents.

It claimed that “Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks”.

It continued on:

“We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.

“This is our country, our land and our lifestyle and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this.

“But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our Christian beliefs, or our way of life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘the right to leave’.

‘If you aren’t happy here then leave. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country you accepted.”

Cr Giuliano has since sent a second email apologising to people who received the forwarded email “in error”.

“I meant to send it to all councillors but I hit everyone by mistake,’’ Cr Giuliano said.

“I had read part of the email but I (still) haven’t read it in its entirety.

“But it said pass it on, so I did.’’

Islamic Council of Victoria vice-president Sherene Hassan said it was “disappointing’’ the mayor forwarded the email and did not just delete it.

“It’s quite disappointing given Moonee Valley is such a multicultural area,’’ Ms Hassan said.

Cr Giuliano said he meant “no malice’’ by forwarding the email.

“It was silly on my part but there’s nothing I can do,’’ he said.

Cr Giuliano said he did not condone the content of the email.

“Terrorism is a huge concern but I don’t think it’s an issue in Australia,’’ he said.

“I’ve got a lot of friends who are Muslim and I hope my friends don’t take offence to it.’’


Results of Last Week's CCN Poll  


Comedy on ABC2  


TV Previews - Wednesday March 11

Stand Up: Muslim-American Comics Come Of Age
ABC2, 8.30pm

"I was just over in England," says the American Muslim comic Azhar Usman. "It was a totally different vibe over there. I'm so used to being hated for being a Muslim. It was nice to be hated just for being an American."

That's just one of the poignant quips in this documentary about five US Muslims pursuing comedy careers. After the Twin Towers were felled, anyone of Middle Eastern origin was advised to lay low; instead Usman did the opposite, refusing to fall into an us-and-them mentality.

The same goes for Maysoon Zayid, who introduces herself deprecatingly as a "Palestinian Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy from New Jersey". And for Dean Obeidallah, a Saturday Night Live staffer who briefly performed as Dean Joseph until he realised he needed to stay true to his Arab roots. Iranian-born Tissa Hami says she wouldn't have gone into stand-up but for 9/11.

The punchlines and observations are funny; so too are the scenes from the Hollywood thriller in which comic Ahmed Ahmed plays a terrorist. The film was called Executive Decision; it should have been called Stereotypes On A Plane.



Little Mosque on the Prairie: Season 3 Episode 5


Rules R Rules  


Part 1




Part 2

Part 3



Around the Muslim World with CCN


Fury over Muslim extremists abusing British soldiers returning from Iraq

London, Mar 11 : British soldiers who have just returned from Iraq faced a barrage of abuses from Muslim extremists during a home-coming parade in Luton.

According to The Daily Express, radical Islamists condemned the 200 soldiers calling them "Butchers of Basra" and "Terrorists" as they marched in front of thousands of families and children on the streets of Luton.

The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment was further denounced as "Criminals, Murderers, Terrorists" and "Baby Killers".

While patriotic well-wishers, who were lined to welcome the soldiers tried to defend their heroes, the police declined to offer help.

Police dogs and riot vans were called to the scene and two men who had turned up to support the troops were arrested for public order offences.

The incident has sparked fury across the political and religious spectrum.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: "The whole country is proud of our brave servicemen and women who serve their country with great distinction and courage.

"It is, therefore, disappointing that a tiny minority tried, but ultimately failed, to disrupt today's event."




Pakistan: Christian Nurse under Fire over Muslim Prayer Room

The Christian chief warden of a nurses’ hall of residence in Lahore is at risk of attack from a fanatical Muslim colleague, warns CLAAS UK.

Mrs Purses Gulzereen is chief warden at the hall for women training at the nursing school of the Children’s Hospital, where she is a senior lecturer. For the last six months, Mrs Purses has been embroiled in a conflict with a senior trainee doctor, Dr Naila of the Rehaim Yar Khan district, who has been living in the hall for the last two years.

Dr Naila, who is believed to have links to some fanatical Islamic organisations, demanded around eight months ago that the 400 Muslim girls living at the hall be granted their own special prayer room. With the consent of the hall administration, Mrs Purses provided a large hall where the Muslim students could offer their prayers five times a day and hold religious gatherings.

Read the rest.....



Enlightening the Clothes-Minded

How does she do it? In the face of triple teams, with defenders all but linking their arms like paper dolls, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is able to exploit the limited daylight she gets and average 42 points a game.

How does she do it? Passing Rebecca Lobo's 17-year-old Massachusetts high school mark of 2,710 career points is about as easy as bumping Julie Andrews off the hilltop, and yet Bilqis graciously eclipsed the legend in January on her way to becoming the first player in state history -- male or female -- to score 3,000 points.

How does she do it? For the last four seasons --beginning one year after her 43-point varsity debut as, yes, an eighth-grader -- the 5-foot-3 1/2 Bilqis has played for New Leadership Charter School in Springfield in full Muslim dress, arms and legs covered beneath her uniform, wearing a head scarf, or hijab.


Bilqis doesn't mind remarks rooted in curiosity; it's the questions out of ignorance that she meets with a confident rejection.


"When some people come at me with, 'Oh, is that a tablecloth on your head?' -- it's like, really, don't," Bilqis (pronounced Bill-KEACE) said last Thursday, the day she ended her high school career with 51 of the Wildcats' 57 points in a regional Division III quarterfinals playoff loss.


"If you're going to have that kind of question, don't ask me. But some people are truly honest in asking a question, like, 'Oh, I don't want to be rude, but why do you wear that?' That's the kind of question I'd rather answer."

Read the rest.....


CCN Reader's Discussion Forum

CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!


This week




Someone Knows My Name: A Novel   

Lawrence Hill


"You feel you are turning the pages of history, the pages of truth."—Austin Clarke, author of The Polished Hoe Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom—and of the knowledge she needs to get home. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. There Aminata finds a life of hardship and stinging prejudice. When the British abolitionists come looking for "adventurers" to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving 1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by revealing the realities of slavery to the British public. This captivating story of one woman's remarkable experience spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.



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

Then simply email the title and author to thebookclub@crescentsofbrisbane.org


Double click a book cover to find out what others think of the book


CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


Using the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

The CCN Readers' Book Club

The Inbox


Assalamu Alaikum

Thank you for your interesting newsletter, and for your efforts in keeping the Muslim community informed of events.


I would like to advise your readers that I have launched a new website with articles and tools for healthy eating and weight loss.

If you're interested in living a healthy lifestyle, making smart eating choices or managing your weight, visit: http://www.secretsofhealthyeating.com.


The site also includes a section on healthy meal plans and recipes.

Fazila Adam


Dear Brother/Sister in Islam

Assalam Alaikum (WRB)

We wish to advise you that the Holland Park Committee will be organising a Seerat ul Nabi programme on Sunday 15 March 2009 commencing immediately after Magrib Salaat.


This programme will be conducted by Maulana Uzair Akbar together with guest speaker Mufti Zaeeyad Ravat.

Dinner will be served after the programme.

You are invited, together with your family, to join us to this us to this function – your presence will be highly appreciated.

Yours in Islam
Shaheed Ali

Kareema's Keep Fit Column





Q: Salam Kareema, I've been enjoying the tennis these last few weeks and now feel ready to challenge my husband and teenage boys to take up the sport with me so I can teach them a thing or two while we all get fitter. What are some of the other advantages I can put to them to ensure they take up this challenge?



A: Tennis is a fantastic all-round activity. More than just good for your fitness and muscle tone, it’s social, fun and suitable for all ages and abilities, which means it will be great for you and your family. It allows you to unwind by enjoying the great outdoors and unleashing a bit of stress on that green fluffy ball, all while spending quality time with your family. You can choose to focus on the fitness or the fun aspect, but either way, it will be a rewarding experience.

Other benefits include:

- improved speed (with fancy footwork / constant chasing of the ball)
- improved strength (using your bodyweight)
- improved cardio-fitness (heart and lungs / short sprints throughout)
- improved core stability (twist and trunk rotation with each shot)

It's great to see you're taking the game to the family! I'm sure they won't need much persuasion, after all, a little bit of healthy competition can only make them work harder (and get fitter) to try and beat mum and dad at anything!!




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.


KB's Culinary Corner



The recipe of the month by:

The purple olive team
79 James street new farm 4005
07 3254 0097


50ml of extra virgin olive
½ a medium size brown onion cut in fine cubes
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1 cup melotti vialone nano (risotto rice)***
½ litre of prawn stock***
400gm of mooloolaba prawns “peeled”***
200gm of peas
75gm of asiago grated***
Sea salt “Maldon” & pepper to taste
A little Italian flat leaf parsley cut very fine

You will need a thick based sauce pan on a medium heat, add the olive oil don’t let it get too hot, now add your onions to sweat then add the garlic and risotto rice stir for 5 mins and add the prawn stock cook for 16 to 20 mins on a low heat stir occasionally you can add more stock if need be. After the risotto has been cooking for 15 mins sauté the prawns in a different pan and add to the rice. 2 mins before the dish is finished add the pea and asiago, sea salt and pepper and the flat leaf parsley and serve immediately with a little extra virgin olive oil drizzled over the dish.

Cut the prawns in four & sauté in a little olive oil then add to the risotto.

Prawn stock
1 brown onion
1 bay leaf
1 medium carrot
1 stick of celery
The prawn shell + head “from your 400gms of prawns
2-table spoons of olive oil
1 litre of water

Method for prawn stock
In a saucepan get your oil very hot add the prawn shell’s once red in colour add 1lt of water and then the vegetables, bring to the boil then let simmer for 20 mins stir and strain the stock.

A few important notes

Melotti rice vialone nano is outstanding quality rice used especially for traditional style wet risotto. The characteristics of the vialone nano grain has the capacity to absorb all of the liquid in which it is being cooked thus giving each individual grain the full flavour of your desired stock and risotto condiment whilst remaining “Al dente”

Asigo D’allevo is an Italian soft to hard cheese from the veneto region with reminiscent of sharp cheddar or parmesan. Made from cow’s milk light beige in colour it is peppered with small distinctive holes and has an engaging aroma. You can buy this from any good deli or we can supply it for you.

Mooloolaba prawns or any large green local prawns, (we recommend that you buy the prawns with the shell on as we find that this is a good way to tell if the prawns is a local product) and you will need the shell for your stock.

Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?
Send in your favourite recipe to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be our "guest chef" for the week.


The CCN Chuckle



Mula Nasruddin walks into the street and manages to hail a taxi. He climbs into the car, and the cabbie says,

"Perfect timing. You're just like Gulab."

Mula Nasruddin: "Who?"

Cabbie: "Gulab Nizam. There's a guy who did everything right. Like my coming along when you needed a cab. It would have happened like that to Gulab every single time."

Mula Nasruddin: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."

Cabbie: "Not Gulab. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could play golf with the pros. He sang ghazals like the masters and danced like a dervish and you should have heard him play the duff."

Mula Nasruddin: "Sounds like he was something really special."

Cabbie: "There's more, he had a memory like a computer. Could remember everybody's birthday.

He knew all about food, which ones to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything.

Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out."

Mula Nasruddin. "Wow, some bloke then?"

Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams, not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them."

Mula Nasruddin: "Mmm, there's not many like him around."

Cabbie: "And he knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good and never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too."

Mula Nasruddin: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"

Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Gulab."

Mula Nasruddin: "Then how do you know so much about him?"

Cabbie: "I married his &%$# widow!"

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Public Forum: Israeli-Palestine Conflict

Read the Melbourne Report

Harmony Day

Fund Raiser

Victoria Bush Fire Appeal

Charter of Rights

ICoB Springfete

Baba Ali

Short Course for Reverts


Indoor Soccer Tournament

Islamic Classes for Teenagers

Course: Road to Recovery

IWAQ Swimming


AMAL Muslim Helpline





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15 March


Seerat ul Nabi

Islamic Society of Holland Park

Holland Park Mosque

0411 229 559

from 2.30pm

15 March


Al-Amyn 7-a-side-cup

Sunnah Inspirations

Rochedale State High School, Priestdale St. ROCHEDALE

0424 022 088

9am to 5pm

16 March


Public Lecture: Prof Jeff Halper on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Just Peace Queensland and Labor 4A Just Palestine

Undumbi Room, Level 5
Queensland Parliament House

0413 874 008

6pm to 8pm

21 March


Fiji Flood Disaster: Dinner

Darra Mosque

Darra Mosque

0418 722 353


22 March


Meelad Celebrations

Islamic Society of Algester

Algester Mosque

0403 286 305

from 2.30pm

29 March


Harmony Day Fund Raiser Dinner: Milperra High School

Crescents of Brisbane and  Kuraby Lions

Michael's Restaurant

0402 026 786


5 April


MY Indoor Soccer Tournament


OZ Sports Springwood, 3269 Logan Rd, Underwood

0432 271 601

8.30am to 4.30pm



Not Just For Laughs - Baba Ali

Muslim Aid Australia in affiliation with Muslim Women And Friends

The Chandler Theatre, The Sleeman Centre

0405 448 045

7:30pm sharp

2 May



Islamic College of Brisbane

ICOB, Karawatha

0402 794 253

11am to 7pm

17 May



Crescents of Brisbane

Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786

7am to 1pm

19 July



Lailatul Me'raj

6 August



Lailatul Baraat

22 August



Start of Ramadhan

16 September



Lailatul Qadr

19 September



End of Ramadhan

20 September




26 September


MBN Eid Dinner

Muslim Business Network

RNA Showground



26 September



Eidfest Committee

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

3 October


QPS/EECQ Cup: 2009 Qld Multicultural football tournament



0438 114 619

9am to 5pm

3 October


Eid Dinner

Islamic Society of Darra

Darra Mosque, 219 Douglas St, Oxley

0418 757 157


4 October







0438 114 619

9am to 5pm

24 October


Breast Cancer Awareness

Crescents of Brisbane


0404 296 297


27 November




18 December



Islamic New Year


To claim your date for your event email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.




This week's ladies taleem will be held on Thursday between 11:00am and 12:00pm at the home of Raeesa Gutta 7 Eastridge Place, Kuraby.


Call 32197068 for more information.


Sunnah Inspirations


Contact: 0408 270 421

University of Queensland,
323 Hawken Drive, St. Lucia

Every Monday

Event: Weekly Learning Circle: Sharh Riyad-us-Saliheen (An Explanation of 'Gardens of the Righteous'

Venue: Prayer Room, University of Queensland

Time: 6.45pm to 7.30pm


Every Friday

Subject: Fiqh Made Easy

Venue: Room E215 Building 1 (Forgan Smith), University of Queensland

Time: 6.30pm to 7.35pm

Every Friday

Subject: Tafseer al Qur'an (Explanation of the Qur'an)

Venue: Room E215 Building 1 (Forgan Smith), University of Queensland

Time: 7.45pm to 9pm


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 info can be found on their website above.


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Holland Park Mosque



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Gold Coast Mosque


South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)


Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

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Australian International Islamic College (Durack)



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