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Sunday, 12 April 2009

 .Newsletter 0231


News you won't find on CNN!




The Op-Shop Update

This week's news from the Queensland Muslim Welfare Shop.


When sorting out the donations brought into the shop, Wilma and Janeth came across a very colourful hand-knitted cap with Ethiopia across the front band.


It stood out so much so that the two decided that they would keep it aside in the event someone from Ethiopia came into the shop.


Sure enough, on Thursday afternoon, a very thin, tall African gentleman came through the doors.


As usual, Janeth's curiosity got the better of her and she asked the man which country he had originated from. It turned out to be........yes, you guessed........Ethiopia!


Wilma Bothwell (left) show a couple of visitors from Manchester, England, Barbara and Cassim Kola, around the store  .

She gave him a new T-shirt which had just been donated to the shop and pulled out the cap from under the counter.


He proudly placed it on his head and was told that its was a gift from shop and left with a huge smile on his face.

The shop had a successful trading day on Good Friday thanks to the Foodstore which was one of the few grocery shops opened on the day. Many new faces visited the store and the customers were happy with the range of goods for sale.

Saturday was another pleasant and fulfilling day for Wilma and Janeth.


A Samoan gentleman came into the store and went straight to the men's Kurta (loose flowing clothing) section, picked out one and brought it to the counter.


Janeth asked him what he was using it for as it was a traditional dress worn mainly in Muslim countries.


The Samoan proudly informed them that it was to be used in their church service on a person who was to be dressed as Jesus on Easter Sunday.


"I wonder what the man from Oman who donated the dress to our store must make of all this!" Janeth told CCN.


Not Just For Laughs!

By Raeesa Gutta 

We’ve all been emotionally moved by the images of the devastation and destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza (aka Palestine).  Yet, after we switch off our computer screens, it often is a case of ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’.  Being sheltered by the media, means that many of us don’t really know what is still going on in Palestine today.  No, the carnage has not abated, and the perpetrators of this humanitarian tragedy are still not being held accountable for the many war crimes they have committed.  The innocent, the unarmed, mothers and children, the aged and the weak, are still being targeted mercilessly, as the plan to wipe the Palestinians out, out of their homeland, escalates with the backup support of the world’s super-powers and numerous wealthy global corporate conglomerates.   


Most of us feel helpless in this situation, for many reasons.  However, the global voice of justice, calling for the end to this modern-day holocaust can only be heard by the world, if we all call out in unison.  A special presentation by Fair Go For Palestine aimed at educating and explaining what can be done to help this critical cause progress and gain momentum, will be a main feature of the upcoming ‘Not Just For Laughs’ show, on the 1st of May 2009. 


The main aim of the show is to raise funds to aid the victims of the war in Gaza, and to raise public awareness about the reality of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.  In addition, the show aims to debunk many of the stereotypes and misconceptions of Islam and Muslims, through satire.  So come along and be educated and entertained.  Call 0405 230305 as seats are limited.  (See the CCN dateclaimer for the poster of this event)


Due to last week’s phenomenal response to “Dine with the Stars” of the‘Not Just For Laughs’ show, only 4 dinner tickets remain.  Grab these today for a discounted $200 each, a rare opportunity ideed!


Yah Bacha: Disparity Among Children in Pakistan



Renowned Islamic Scholar to visit Brisbane

By Mustafa Kemal Omar 

Habib Umar bin Hafidh is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and an erudite scholar and Da'ee. 


Born in Tarim, Hadramaut in the Republic of Yemen, Monday, the 4th of Muharram, 1383 AH (27/05/1963), he was raised here and memorised the Quran at an early age.


Upon completion, the Sheikh went onto glean knowledge from the most illustrious minds and hearts of his time in Yemen as well as at the 2 great sanctuaries  in the Holy Land.


At a young age he received instruction in the sciences of Sacred Islamic Law including: the Qur’an, Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Creed (Tawhid), foundations of Sacred Law (Usul al-Fiqh), the various disciplines of the Arabic language.


Amongst the scholars was his father, al-Habib Muhammad bin Salim, the Mufti of Tarim. He began to teach and invite to Allah when he was 15 years old, while continuing to study and receive lessons.


The Sheikh will be in Brisbane for only ONE day on 5 May.


The Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ), in conjunction Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) and the Islamic Womens Association of Queensland (IWAQ), is currently assisting the Sydney based organisers with planning the activities for the Imam for the day.


Although yet to be confirmed, the Imam is scheduled to be talking at Kuraby mosque after Esha on the



More information about Habib Umar bin Hafidh


The Queensland Young Volunteer Awards are now open for 2009!


Do you know any proactive, young people whose volunteering efforts make the world of difference within a community?


There are some outstanding young volunteers working out there who bring passion and dedication to volunteering and while they don’t expect it, they deserve recognition for the great work they do.


The Queensland Young Volunteer Awards are the perfect way to reward and acknowledge the efforts of young volunteers aged 12 to 25. In 2009, the Awards program will present 10 winners across five categories, with each winner receiving $500 and a certificate of recognition.


If you know an outstanding young volunteer, or a group of young volunteers, who deserve acknowledgement and thanks for their volunteering efforts, nominate them for one of these prestigious awards today.


Nominations close on Wednesday, 10 June 2009.


For further information or to access additional nomination forms, visit www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au or phone 3224 5602.


Islam gives me Peace : AR Rahman

"Islam gives me peace" - In India’s film world, people change Muslim names to Hindu ones to get success but, “in my case it was just the opposite from Dileep Kumar to Allah Rakha Rahman — and I’m very proud of it.” A R Rahman says.

From a non-believer to a worshipper; from polytheist to monotheist; from Dileep Kumar to Allah Rakha Rahman, the famous music wizard has come a long way. This journey, he says, has completely changed his outlook toward life.

Rahman is well-known in India. He revolutionized Bollywood music, giving it a new direction. But in Mina, the man was spiritually charged, relaxing in his camp after Isha prayers, remarkably very far from the rhythm of success.

He said that in India’s film world, people change Muslim names to Hindu ones to get success but, “in my case it was just the opposite from Dileep Kumar to Allah Rakha Rahman — and I’m very proud of it.”

Rahman’s music is everywhere: in discotheques, in malls, at wedding parties, on satellite channels, in taxis. He is a celebrity in his own right. His face adorns the cover of every album he cuts. Autograph hunters hound him wherever he goes. A couple of companies have tried to lure him into product endorsements, but he refused, preferring to distance himself from the glare and the sometimes self-indulgent afterglow of fame.


Read the rest......

MYServices Indoor Soccer Tournament: A good get together

By Riyad Rahimullah, Muslim Youth and Community Development Officer for Muslim Youth Services


A decisive move at the MY indoor soccer tournament  .

On Sunday the 5th of April, 100 players from 14 teams converged at Ozsports Springwood to engage in friendly competition.


Players came from all over Brisbane and even the Gold Coast.

Play began at 9am amid an atmosphere of excitement. Some games were very close. We had a lot of talented Muslim youth playing. Damian Alexander, one of the referees for the day observed, “the skill level on show was great. We were impressed.”

After 10 rounds of excellent and entertaining game play, the following teams qualified for the semi finals: Somali Tigers, Saudi White, Gold Coast United and Saudi Green. It was a heated match between the Somali Tigers and Saudi white, ending with a score of 7-8 in favour of the Saudi Whites. Gold Coast united put up a good fight, but were defeated by the Saudi Greens, 10-5. The riveting final match between Saudi White and Saudi Green revealed the Saudi Greens as the victor, 9-6. Congratulations to the Saudi Green team.

The day was really enjoyable and the brotherhood shown amongst players was really something. Nabil Halawani, player for the Saudi white team said “even though it was a competition, we really felt like one brotherhood, there was no hitting or anything.”

Saudi Green Team, tournament winners, with event coordinators Riyad Rahimullah and Ahmed Abou El-Yazid

Members of the Matchfixers team said “It was well organized, great food, games were competitive but in good spirits… we enjoyed the day.”

Members of the Darra-Fiji team said “It (the tournament) was good, well organized. People were interacting with other teams. It was good to get together.”

Muslim Youth Services, the sponsors and organizers of this event would like to thank all players for participating and making it a great day out.


Particular thanks must go to Ahmed Abou El-Yazid, Muslim Employment Worker for ACCESS services inc, who co-coordinated the day with Riyad Rahimullah, Muslim Youth and Community Development Officer for Muslim Youth Services.


Also, special thanks goes to the volunteers from AMYN (Australian Muslim Youth Network), FAMSY (Federation of Australian Muslim Students’ and Youth), and Crescents of Brisbane whose help on the day was invaluable.

Hear and Say Drive

The Hear and Say Centre is currently raising funds through their butterfly appeal.




They are also asking for support from organisations to take part in the Loud Shirt Day on 15th May 2009.




The links above will provide all the information that you may need.  


For more information call:

AAMENA ESSOF 0405 627 730 or FAISEL ESSOF 0402 575 410


Buddhists, Muslims & Christians Wash the Feet of the Homeless This Easter

This Easter, Sydney’s homeless had their feet washed just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.

"Each year I wash the feet of the homeless at my Exodus Foundation", said Rev. Crews. "It is very humbling, and especially at Easter it makes the story of Jesus very real.

Rev. Bill Crews was joined by representatives of the Buddhist and Islamic faiths for this traditional Christian feet-washing ceremony held last Thursday.

"I have found the washing of the feet on Maundy Thursday is one of the most Holy things I do", said Crews.

Buddhist monks, Lama Ngawang Tenzin and Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe, joined in the feet washing wearing traditional dark red and orange robes. Islamic author Irfan Yusuf also washed the feet of the homeless.

"We often have to cut socks off the feet of the homeless as their skin has almost grown into their socks", said Rev. Crews. "As I wash their feet, the homeless often tell me their life stories. It’s a very moving occasion and it always deepens my relationship with them."




Perspectives on Muslim Life: the legal issues

the University of Queensland will host a free public forum on April 23, to discuss the areas of Queensland law that present difficulties for Muslims living in Queensland.

Organised by Dr Ann Black from the TC Beirne School of Law's Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, the forum will comprise of a panel of local and interstate lawyers and Muslim community leaders who will share their perspectives and reflect on ways in which Muslims and non-Muslim Australians can harmonise both sets of laws.

The forum will focus on family law; religious practice and education; inheritance; finance and commerce; and adjustments for refugee and migrants.

The forum arose from the findings of a research project funded by a LPITAF (Legal Practitioner Interest on Trust Accounts Fund) Grant undertaken in 2007 and 2008.

As part of the project a series of interviews was conducted with Queensland Imams, who are the Islamic leaders and advisors to their mosque communities.

The findings indicated that whilst understanding of, and compliance with, the Australian legal system was high, there were some areas of law that, at times, did present added difficulties for Muslims.

The forum will take place on Thursday 23 April between 11.30am and 1pm at UQ Business School Downtown, L17 Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Registration is free but essential. To register, please contact Ms Gill Richardson on 3842 5818 or g.richardson@qls.com.au.

Dr Black is a lecturer in law at the TC Beirne School of Law who researches and lectures in the comparative law areas of Islamic law and also the law of the Asian region.


CresWalk'09: The Countdown Begins!


Only 36 Days Left!

Sunday 17 May 2009

Orleigh Park, West End

Register online


Registration form

The CCN Centre Link



Youth Peace Parliament Liaison and Administration Officer

A position has become available with the voluntary organisation the “International Day of Peace Alliance Inc” (IDPA).


The organisation's objective is to raise awareness and encourage participation in the UN decreed International Day of Peace, (21 September annually) at local, national and international levels. The Youth Peace Parliament (YPP) is a program created by the IDPA in 2006 and with the increasing awareness of the day a contract position for a Youth Peace Parliament Liaison and Administration Officer is now available.


More information



Around the Muslim World with CCN


Arabs hail Obama overture to Muslims


8th April 2009: US President Barack Obama's efforts in Turkey to repair the relationship between Washington and Muslims won praise in the Arab world on Tuesday, more than seven years after the 9/11 attacks.

"This is a first important step towards lessening tensions that have existed in recent years between the Muslim world on the one side and the United States and the West on the other," Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said.

He said Obama's initiative had put the two sides "on the path towards rebuilding bridges of trust between the US and the world's more than one billion Muslims".

In a speech to the Turkish parliament on Monday, Obama said the United States "is not and never will be at war with Islam".

He also warned "you cannot put out fire with flames", arguing that brute force alone could not defeat extremism, in implicit criticism of his predecessor George W Bush who went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama said US ties with the Muslim world could not be simply defined by opposition to terrorism, decades into a US struggle with extremism that was sharpened by the September 11 attacks in 2001.

"We appreciate the new more advanced position of the US towards the Muslim world," Abul Gheit told journalists in Cairo, while urging action to also advance the Middle East peace process.

"The Arab-Israeli conflict and the continuation of Israel's occupation of Arab lands constitutes a main cause of tension in the world which feeds extremist and terrorist forces," he warned.

Read the rest.....



'The United States is not and will never be at war with Islam. We will be respectful, even when we do not agree. And we will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world, including my own country. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families, or have lived in a Muslim-majority country. I know, because I am one of them.'


Related Article



Spain ready to aid US rapprochement with Muslim nations   


Spain Tuesday announced that it was ready to help the US in reaching out to Muslim countries that President President Barack Obama announced in his speech to the Turkish parliament Monday.

'The United States knows that Spain has the ability, influence, understanding and experience (in the Muslim countries) and, therefore, we're going to work in that regard,' Spainsh Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said here Tuesday.

This was one of the issues that Obama and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero discussed at their meeting in Prague last Sunday, Moratinos told EFE.

Obama and Zapatero were 'on the same wavelength and (there was) a very positive atmosphere' between the two men, the Spanish minister said, adding that Spain and the US 'are partners, friends and allies', and they want to 'strengthen and intensify their relations'.

Regarding Obama's participation Monday at a reception in honour of those invited to the Second Alliance of Civilisations Forum, Moratinos said he was 'convinced' that there is a rapprochement under way between Washington and the initiative devised by Spain and Turkey.

Read the rest.....


Now, a mobile application to alert Muslims to prayer times   


Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a religious application that alerts Muslim mobile users when it's time to perform the five daily prayers called salat.

The application known as Sun Dial is currently being discussed this week at the human-computer interaction conference, CHI, in Boston.

"We have to understand religion because it's such a central part of peoples lives," said Susan Wyche, doctoral candidate in the College of Computing and GVU Center at Georgia Tech.

The researcher also highlighted the difference between designing technological devices for religious use and making devices for traditional use in office settings.

"Efficiency and productivity tend to be driving forces when designing technology for offices, but these are not as central when designing applications for the home or religious settings. Why would you design a device that makes someone pray faster?" said Susan.

She revealed that the reason why her team chose to focus on Islam for their study was partially because of the religion's popularity worldwide, and partially because Muslims have historically used technology like compasses and telescopes to help them determine the direction to face during prayer.

Read the rest.....


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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

Kareema's Keep Fit Column





Q: Dear Kareema, you mentioned Yoga last week but didn't really expand on it. Although I know what it involves, could you please mention a few poses and it's benefits?



A: The following are a few great poses that are suitable for all fitness levels. If you're not sure of any, be sure to look it up (try looking at some pictures) to ensure correct posture / alignment.

Why each pose is good for you:

Child's Pose
This go-to rest pose opens hips and relieves low back tightness.

Downward Facing Dog
Down-Dog is a top-notch upper body-strengthener. And as an inversion (meaning your hips are higher than your heart), it increases circulation.

Warrior III
This powerful pose will grant you long, lean, toned arms and legs as well as firmer core.

Plank Pose
Plank is a simple but challenging way to build upper body strength - it works all of the major muscles in your arms, back, and core and requires only your bodyweight.

Fierce Pose
This pose is injury insurance, strengthening quadriceps, which provides stronger support around your knees, making them less prone to injury. Fierce pose also improves posture.

Tree Pose
On days when your mind feels scattered, practise this pose to get centered.

Garland Pose
Boat a bulletproof core without straining your neck like crunches do.

Bridge Pose
Bridge opens the chest and ribcage, deepening the breath and with more oxygen you can reenergise the body.

Half Lord of the Fishes
This pose massages improves digestion and increase blood flow in the low belly



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


   Butternut Soup


 2 cups butternut, peeled and cubed
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 cup water
2 teaspoons aromat
1 cup cubed chicken fillets
1/4 cup pasta (alphabets, stars or rice noodles)
1.5 litres boiling water 1 tablespoon butter
1 x 125ml fresh cream
1 green chilli, sliced
Chopped spring onions, to garnish
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled, grated
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds



1. Cook butternut in ½ cup water until soft. Puree with remaining ½ half cup of water and set aside.
2. Braise green chilli, garlic and cumin in butter. Add chicken, pepper and aromat and cook until chicken is tender.
3. Add carrots, butternut and boiling water and allow the soup to simmer for approximately 10 mins. Lastly add pasta and simmer further until pasta is done.
4. Stir in cream and heat through.
5. Garnish with chopped spring onions.
6. Serve hot with croutons.

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


Every morning Jallalludin stepped onto his front porch, raised his arms to the sky, and shouted: 'ALLAHU AKBAR!'

One day an atheist moved into the house next door.

He became irritated at Jallalludin.

Every morning he'd step onto his front porch after him and yell: 'THERE IS NO GOD!'

Time passed with the two of them carrying on this way every day.

One morning, in the middle of winter, Jallalludin stepped onto his front porch and shouted: ALLAHU AKBAR! Please Allah, I have no food and I am starving, provide for me, oh Allah!

The next morning Jallalludin stepped out onto his porch and there were two huge bags of groceries sitting there.


The atheist neighbour jumped out of the hedges and shouted: 'THERE IS NO ALLAH; I BOUGHT THOSE GROCERIES!!'

Jallalludin threw his arms into the air and shouted:




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Darul Uloom, ^ Agnes St, Buranda

0402 529 395



26 April


Ladies High Tea


Mt Coot-tha, Botanic Gardens, Lakeside Garden Cafe

0401 391 123


1 May


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

3 May



FAMSY & Gold Coast Mosque

Skirmish Paintball Action Centre,
321 Mount Samson Rd, Samford

0421 717 846

1pm to 4pm

17 May



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Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786

7am to 1pm

24 May


Muslim Youth Summit

MYServices & various organizations

Griffith University,

M10 1.30

0432 271 601

9.30am to 1.30pm

31 May



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Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

10.00 till late

19 July



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26 July


Mini Tennis Tournament

Shabir Elias

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus

0415 467 868


6 August



Lailatul Baraat

22 August



Start of Ramadhan

16 September



Lailatul Qadr

19 September



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20 September




26 September


MBN Eid Dinner

Muslim Business Network

The Coffee Club, 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


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The ladies Taaleem programme this Thursday will be at the home of

Sharifa Gutta
50 Carribea Street Kuraby
Call 3219 0587 for more information
 All Ladies Welcome!
(opposite the child care center)

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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Queensland Muslim Historical Society Inc.

Promoting the study and awareness of the rich history of the Muslims of Queensland

Young Muslims of Queensland

Social network for young Muslims of Brisbane

Sunnah Inspirations

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

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque


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

Gold Coast Mosque

New website

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

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

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Eidfest 2009




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