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Sunday, 22 November 2009

 .Newsletter 0263


News you won't find on CNN!





CCN wishes all our readers and their friends and families a mubarak day, insha'Allah




Eid-ul-Adha Programmes

The Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ) announced during the week that

Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on


Saturday 28 November

  Darra Islamic Society

Holland Park & Kuraby Mosques & Islamic Society of Qld (ICQ)

VENUE: Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

Australian International Islamic College


Darul Uloom Islamic Academy

(pdf verison)

Algester Mosque

Gold Coast Mosque


To have your Mosque's Eid-ul-Adha programme posted here email an electronic version to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org


Eid on

Friday 27 November






The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) held its annual general meeting during the week at the Colossus Reception Lounge, West End.


Queensland Premier Anna Bligh delivered the keynote address and ECCQ chair, Agnes Whiten, welcomed the 150 invitees who represented a diverse list of organizations and government agencies.


The Premier assured the audience of her unequivocal support for multiculturalism and praised the work of the ECCQ during the 34 years of its existence.


A video presentation highlighted the ECCQ's projects that include a chronic disease program for CALD communities; an HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexual health program; a program for strengthening ethnic community associations; cultural competence training; and tenancy advice. Also, flying under the ECCQ banner are the Berlasco Court Caring Centre and the Diversicare Aged Care and HACC program.



Chairperson: Ms Agnes M Whiten OAM, BA, BE, M.Sc.(Met) Filipino Silayan Acapella Group
Immediate Past Chairperson: Mr Serge Voloschenko OAM 
Pine Lodge Home for the Aged
Honorary President: Mr Nick Xynias AO BEM
Society of Greeks from Egypt in Queensland
Senior Vice Chairperson: Dr Max Brândle OAM
Individual Member
Honorary Secretary: Mrs Chalani Gunasekara
Individual Member
Honorary Assistant Secretary: Mr Mustafa Ally 
Crescents of Brisbane Inc
Honorary Treasurer: Mr Alex Daniloff 
Queensland Russian Community Centre
Honorary Assistant Treasurer: Mr Peter Vecsey-Dalos OAM JP
Mindszenty Hungarian School & Church Community


Ms Evelyn Abadines (Youth Chair) Filipino Community Council of Queensland Inc
Mrs Irene Cayas
Individual Member
Ms Gail Ker
ACCES Services Inc
Mr John Okello-Okanya
African Seniors Club – Australia Inc

Mr Michael Yau Individual Member
Mrs Victoria Zografos
Individual Member

Hikayat in Queensland: Telling Stories, Memories and Belongings



A forum entitled 'Hikayat in Queensland' will explore the histories and memories of Arab communities as part of this year's touring Arab Film Festival in Brisbane.


All the details about the Film festival can be found on the website:



During the weekend of 20th - 22nd November 2009, Dendy Portside will be proudly hosting the Arab Film Festival 2009.


Fans of Arab film have spoken – the audience picks of July’s sell-out Arab Film Festival in Sydney are coming to Brisbane on 20-22 November.

Rarely seen on the screen in all their spectacular diversity, Arab countries have a complex and nuanced film culture. The program showcases the best of the fest, as voted by the Sydney audience.

“The Arab community is massive and diverse, both in Australia and overseas,” says Festival Co-Director Mouna Zaylah, “and so are these stories and the Arab people’s experiences.”

“More Arab films are being produced and arriving on our doorstep, so we are delving deeper and further into the richness of the Arab world,’ says Fadia Abboud, also a Festival Co-Director. “Thousands of people have seen these films in Parramatta, so be sure to join us for the national tour.”

Highlights include Captain Abu Raed, a heart-warming story about an airport janitor whose lofty dreams inspire local kids. This standout film is the first Jordanian feature to be screened in Australia, and has picked up a swag of international awards, including the 2008 Audience Award at Sundance.

Eye of the Sun is a poignant tale from Egypt following the dreams of 11-year-old Shams with moving cinematography, screened alongside Huriyya and Her Sisters, an innovative animation by young Muslim women in Sydney’s west.

Pulses will race with the screening of Beirut Open City, a sexy thriller set at the height of the Syrian presence in Lebanon. It’s a world of danger, fear, violence and dark-hearted glamour that’s wowed festival-goers in London, Carthage and Abu Dhabi.

WHERE – Dendy Portside, Portside Wharf, Remora Rd, Hamilton.

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER - 7.00PM Captain Abu Raed (95Mins) + Personal Calendar (9 Mins)
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER - 7.00PM Beirut Open City (100Mins) + A Boy, a Wall, a Donkey (4 Mins)
SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER - 5.00PM Eye of the Sun (90 Mins)+ Huriyya and her Sisters (8 Mins)

Tickets are on sale now $15 full/ $12 concession/ $10 Club Dendy Adult/ $7 Club Dendy Senior.
Book online at www.dendy.com.au, by phone 3137-6000, or in person at Dendy Cinemas Portside box office, Portside Wharf, Remora Rd, Hamilton. Bookings essential! Free undercover parking is available.

For more information see www.arabfilmfestival.com.au.


CCN is offering you a chance to win a FREE DOUBLE PASS to tonight's (SUNDAY) Egyptian movie, The Eye of the Sun, at the Dendy Portside Cinemas at 5pm.

Email your answer to the following question to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org by 2pm today to go into the draw:

What is the name of the playful, inquisitive 11-year-old, who dreams of travelling to downtown Cairo in tonight's  movie The Eye of the Sun?

Include a mobile number in your email so that we can contact you with the details of how to pick up the tickets should you be a winner.

The Pilgrimage Business: ABC TV COMPASS



Where can you spend almost $US150, 000 per square metre on a piece of land?


Not the Champs-Elysees in Paris, or Broadway or New York.


But Mecca!


This film shows the transformation of the holiest place in the Islamic world. More than 3-million Muslims from around the world now attend the world’s largest pilgrimage, the Hajj.


Following the pilgrims’ journey, this film features a rare interview with the Bin Laden Group behind much of the monumental development of Mecca.


Watch in IVIEW or click here.


Indians in South Africa



The International Indian






NEXT WEEK IN CCN: South African Muslims in Australia: A young Brisbane Mum's perspective


Plans for the expansion of the Holy Mosque



Palestinian Ambassador visits Brisbane


Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi (pictured standing), head of the Palestinian delegation to Australia, NZ and Pacific, as part of his four day visit to Brisbane met with members of the Muslim community to provide an update on the latest situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and issues relating to the current stalled peace process. 


His visit, organised by Labor 4A Just Palestine, included meetings with various organisations, church groups and members of Parliament.


The main focus of the event was a forum held at Queensland Parliament House to discuss what was meant by a two state solution to the Israel Palestinian conflict, how best to achieve such an outcome and what are the consequences of failure.

Rita Fitria, Izzat Abdulhadi and Fenti Forsyth

Faisal Hatia, David Forde,  Izzat Abdulhadi  and Iqbal Sultan




No Naan Nazi Here


(left to right) Camron the Baker, John and Feroza Mustapha the Naan Maker


Brumby's Bakery @ Big Gun Shopping Centre Underwood will again have South African Naan available this Sunday and every Sunday from now on.


Next weekend, they will have Naan available on Fri 27th, Sat 28th and Sun 29th in time for Eid-ul-Adha celebrations.

The recipe of this South African-styled Naan was volunteered by Mrs Feroza Mustapha who keeps a more than watchful eye over proceedings to ensure its authenticity and originality for the store's very discriminating patrons.


It would be helpful to the shop for planning purposes if customers continue to pre-order by calling 3841 3755.

John James, the owner of the store, told CCN: "We are very dependant on the feed-back from our valued Muslim customers and would appreciate hearing from them in regard to the products we produce and the customer service they receive from our Brumby's Underwood Team".

[Editor] While the South African Naan is in high demand, you certainly won't be confronted by the likes of a Seinfeld-styled Naan Nazi in this friendly and accommodating store.

The CCN Comedy Corner: Wonho Chung




Expression of interest - Rise and Shine Dance Fitness Classes 2010


The Rise and Shine dance group who put on a fantastic performance at the recent Crescents of Brisbane's "Celebration of being a Woman" event would like to offer ladies an opportunity to enjoy dance fitness as much as they do!
Rise and Shine is happy to invite you to “bring out the music in you” with this fantastic experience!!!

Our dance fitness classes… a combination of aerobic exercise and dance steps in one package.


In this class you will experience a practical and effective method for improving physical and emotional health. We teach skill and co-ordination as well as increasing cardiovascular health and body toning. The best part of these classes is the fun to be had while exercising.

Rise and Shine is not a dance school or a singing academy… we just use these services to:


unlock creativity
make a difference in life
have fun
give encouragement and support
inject positive energy
awaken enthusiasm
inspire to be your best
support other women to realise their goals
create networking opportunities
belong to a passionate group of women with a common purpose

when: the second Wednesday of every month (commencing 10 Feb 2010)
where : Brisbane Southside (venue to be confirmed)
time: 7.30-9pm
cost : $20 

For more info call Fathima on 0432 665 987  or email theteam@crescentsofbrisbane.org

So…let’s Rise together and live to Shine


Canning of Qurbani


Canning of Qurban can be one of the most viable alternative in poor, drought-stricken and war-torn places that are lacking infrastructure such as electricity.


Canned meat provides longer 'shelf life' allowing the poor and destitute to sustain their families for a longer period in times of calamities and trial.




Cairns Mosque Under Construction


Under construction

The Old Building

The Cairns Islamic Society is a small but growing community that has, after more than a hundred years and 5 generations of Muslims in the area, finally got a Mosque that is currently being built.


The Society is calling for donations for the completion of this Mosque in this far north Queensland town.


The community has been praying for many years in the houses of the locals before they purchased this old run down house.


They have since had to fight an expensive court case, which they won, before any construction could commence.


The Mosque is currently under construction and to complete it they require about $200 000.


Details on how you can donate to this cause can be found here.


[Editor] The next time you head out for the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef or take your overseas visitors on a trip to Cairns you will certainly welcome and appreciate the new facilities and perhaps the part you played in the construction of this Mosque, insha'Allah.

Grant Application Workshop


Want to maximise your chances to access and apply for community grants in 2010….then come along to the last session in 2009!

Session will cover:
• Developing project ideas
• Developing a funding submission
• Overview of funding sources
• Managing the project

TIME: 5:30-7:30PM

RSVP: Grace Prince or Ratih Goldsworthy gracep@mdabne.org.au, ratihg@mdabne.org.au or 3337 5400.


The Australian Journey: Muslim Communities - DIAC publication

Adapted from Australian Journey - Muslim communities


The Australian Journey – Muslim communities, a new DIAC publication, is characterised by contributions of people from all over the world who have made Australia home.


Muslims were some of the very first visitors to the shores of Australia and have helped to build this country into the prosperous and successful nation it is today.


Many have chosen to live in Australia for the sake of their children, for education opportunities and for a better life.


They bring with them a wealth of different ideas, skills and talents.

In this and following issues of CCN we highlight one of the successful Muslims in Australia from the report and their thoughts about what it means to be both a Muslim and an Australian.



Pinar Yesil Local Government

Pinar Yesil was elected the City of Greater Dandenong’s first Muslim Mayor in 2009.

As Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong and as a young Turkish Muslim woman I believe I am a role model for young Australians.

Becoming Mayor at such a young age was a significant achievement.

I hope it acts as inspiration for other young people to achieve their dreams.

Mayor Pinar Yesil


Coming to Australia - from Iran


Annabel St Vincent is of Assyrian descent, born in Tehran in 1972, and has lived through the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq war.

Her family moved to Australia to find freedom and a better life.

"Life was pretty normal to me, I grew up in a country that was free," but that was before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

She lived through the Iran-Iraq war and "lived in basements for months.

"The reason we came to Australia was to run away from the war... to have the freedom of being a minority and live in a country where... we could live a better life."

At the end of Year Nine she came third in her English class, a language that is her third, she went on to get her HSC, studied engineering at university, and graduated, "and it's been a great life," she sums up.

You can hear Annabel's story in her own words and watch her life's path in pictures in our online story.

Muslim baby names

Written for BabyCenter Australia  

Islam is the second most common religion in Australia (2006 Year Book, Australia).


Traditionally in the Muslim community, babies are named on the sixth day after birth.


The meaning of the name is very important.


Muslims favour names that are virtuous and honour the prophets, as they believe this will inspire a righteous life and bring blessings to the baby.


The first name is sometimes just an honorary name that shows a link with the Islamic faith, as the baby is given a second shorter name by which he is commonly known.

The Muslim name Mohammed is currently a popular newborn name in Australia, if all 14 spellings of the name are taken into account.


The name means “one who is praiseworthy”.


Parents like this name because it will associate their son with the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, so he will be recognised as one of his followers.

Top 10 UK Muslim names (2007)

Girls' Names

Boys' Names

1. Laila/Layla (an Arabic literary character)
2. Aisha/Ayesha (“prosperous”; wife of Prophet Mohammed)
3. Maryam/Mariam (mother of Prophet Isa [Jesus], the Biblical Mary)
4. Yasmin (the flower jasmine)
5. Zainab ("a beautiful fragrant tree")
6. Fatima (daughter of Prophet Mohammed)
7. Zahra (“radiant”)
8. Laiba (“prettiest woman in the heavens”)
9. Safa (a hill near the sacred Kaaba)
10. Iqra (“study, read”)
1. Mohammed (all spellings) (“one who is praiseworthy”; a Prophet)
2. Ibrahim (“kind father”; a Prophet)
3. Ali (“noble”; a name of the Prophet Allah)
4. Yusuf (a Prophet)
5. Hamza (“lion”; the Prophet Mohammed’s uncle
6. Syed (“lord”)
7. Ahmed (“most praised”; a name of the Prophet Mohammed)
8. Zain (“beautiful”)
9. Abdullah (“servant of Allah”)
10. Abdul (“servant”)



Islamic Artwork on Surfboards


Phillip George, fiber glass, carbon fiber fins and imagery on the boards, made with digital decals.

A University of New South Wales COFA staff member Phillip George has been shortlisted for the Basil Sellers Art Prize, with his artwork of surfboards detailed with Islamic designs.


In 2010, an acquisitive prize of $100,000 will be awarded to a single, outstanding artwork, displayed in an exhibition of shortlisted finalists at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne.

As one of Australia’s newest and richest art prizes, the Basil Sellers Art Prize breaks with tradition, developing a substantial prize that concentrates entirely on sport.

This prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia.


Teaching English in China



If you are interested in teaching English in China, then the letter of invitation from Daud Wang (ifancahalal@yahoo.cn) of the Tsinghua Children’s English School will be of interest to you.


The Inbox


As Salaamu Alaikum,

Rubana and I wish to thank everyone who rang and emailed us and congratulated our daughter Nooree on her achievements.

As her parents we are grateful to Allah (SWT) for giving our daughter such talents and we are grateful that she is a determined young woman who is making very good use of these talents and Insha Allah she continues using these talents in the service of Islam and the Australian community at large - Aameen

Was Salaam,
Ismail Moola

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Hi-tech Jamrat facility fully operational

MINA: Saudi authorities have completed the construction of the five-story Jamrat Bridge (pictured left) in Mina, enabling pilgrims to make full use of the high-tech facility this year for stoning the Jamrat.

The SR4.5 billion project aims to ensure a smooth flow of thousands of pilgrims during the ritual. Many pilgrims have, in the past, died in stampedes while carrying out this rite.


“We’ll not allow pilgrims to squat along the roads leading to the Jamrat,” said Maj. Gen. Saad Al-Khelaiwi, assistant commander of Haj Security Forces. “We’ll also monitor and control the flow of pilgrims,” he added.

He said the Jamrat Bridge would not be able to accommodate more than 300,000 pilgrims an hour. “So we have appointed 19 commanders along the roads to stop pilgrims when the number exceeds 300,000.”

Addressing a press conference in Mina, Al-Khelaiwi said pilgrims would not be allowed to carry large bags while going to perform the stoning ritual, adding that more than 12,000 men would be taking part in the operation.

Maj. Muhammad Al-Shahri, commander of the Command and Control Center, said his center has the ability to monitor all operation areas. “We have installed more than 1,850 cameras in different parts of the holy sites and the Grand Mosque,” he said.

Maj. Gen. Khidr Al-Zahrani, assistant commander for Security Affairs, said his forces would focus on preventing crimes.

“We have established about 30 police stations in the holy sites to receive pilgrims’ complaints.”

The state-of-the-art Jamrat Bridge is designed to accommodate five million pilgrims. It has 10 entrances and 12 exits distributed over the four levels plus others to accommodate pilgrims coming from different directions. There are some more works pending: construction of four helipad towers and eight escalator towers, which will be ready next year.


We have installed more than 1,850 cameras in different parts of the holy sites and the Grand Mosque

Another major project is currently underway to redesign and develop Arafat at a cost of SR500 million. The first phase of the project was begun earlier this year and will cost about SR170 million. It consists of reconstructing roads, service utilities, tent locations, leveling eight small rocky outcroppings, and a sewage network for rain and floodwater.

Once completed, it will be easy for pilgrims to enter and exit Arafat. The service roads and emergency exits will be clearly marked. The leveling of the outcroppings will provide an empty area that can accommodate some 100,000 pilgrims. It will also provide space for the construction of more than 200 toilets and a major road 700 meters long and 30 meters wide.



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


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read.
- Mark Twain


This week



  Haneef: A Question of Character 

Jacqui Ewart



Jacqui Ewart's book Haneef: A Question of Character traces the behind the scenes machinations between police, media, lawyers and key characters involved in the Haneef case.


It follows the story from when it broke in 2007 through its many developments until September 2009.


Ewart wrote the book in a literary journalism style "so that it and its messages are accessible to a broad reading public."


The book draws on interviews with dozens of people involved in the story, observation from attending public events associated with the case and my reportage of the court cases associated with the case.


There is a preface from international human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson and interviews with Kevin Andrews and Philip Ruddock.


The book is available through Riverbend Bookstore and Angus and Robertson stores.



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

KB's Culinary Corner


Avocado Salad





Avocado Mix

3 Avocados cubed
1 Onion finely sliced (water to be squeezed out)
1 Green apple cubed
1 green chili sliced
1 tomato finely cubed
1 grated green mango (optional)


1 Tab Salad Cream
2 Tab Mayonnaise
1 Tab Condensed Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
Lemon Juice
A drop of Green Food Coloring


Pour the dressing over the Avocado Mix and refrigerate before serving on a bed of lettuce.

It’s simply great in summer!

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.


Kareema's Keep Fit Column





Q: Dear Kareema, I'm trying to strengthen and tone my muscles by walking daily and I am even managing a run every other day. How long do you think I'll have to do this before I notice some results?



A: The most effective way to build and tone muscles quickly will be to lift weights!


You don't have to do a lot of it, just incorporate it into your daily exercise routine.


As we get older, we lose muscle mass, so the best way to strengthen them is to keep challenging them.

Studies show that running / walking alone does not improve muscles as much as lifting weights does.


Remember, any activity is better than none.


So try and swap one of your walks for a strength training session, or shorten your walk and do some body weight exercises to finish off with.



My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


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 CCN Chuckle


A representative of the local Charitable Fund answers the phone. "Hello, is this the Charitable Fund?"

"It is"

"This is the Australian Tax Office. Can you help us?"

"I can"

"Do you know a Mula Nasruddin?"

"I do"

"Did he donate $10,000 for your Disaster Fund Relief?"

"He will".


Notice Board


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Eid-ul-Adha Ball

AIIC Eid-ul-Adha BBQ & Hall Dedication

"Flying with two Wings"

Interfaith Youth Camp

Gold Coast Mosque Eid Dinner


Muslim Aid Australia Qurbani Appeal

Qurbani Appeal

Human Appeal Int Qurbani Appeal

(pdf version)


Qu'ran Reading & Islamic Studies

Kuraby Mosque


Seerah Classes UMB

Dawah Course

Islamic Classes for Teenagers

Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range


Pitter Patter

Limited Edition Ladies Clothing  


Body & Beauty 



Naadiya Karim


Siitra Gold Coast



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27 November


‘Flying with Two Wings’ Uniting faith communities against violence on women

Believing Women for a Culture of Peace

Function Room, Wesley House, 140 Ann St

3350 5802

6pm - 7pm

28 November

(confirmed by Council of Imams Qld)



28 November


Eid-ul-Adha Dinner

Gold Coast Mosque

Helensvale Community Centre,
Discovery Drive,

0412 930 214


28 November


Eid-ul-Adha Ball

Faith & Cultural Exchange Inc.

Runaway Bay Community Centre, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay

0435 200 544

7.00pm to 10.30pm

3-9 December


Parliament of the Word's Religions

Council for the Parliament of the Word's Religions

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

Contact Details


4-6 December


Interfaith Youth Camp


Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre

0411 229 559

All Day

6 December


Eid-ul-Adha BBQ & Hall Dedication

Australian International Islamic College

Blunder Rd, DURACK

0402 207 594

11am to 2pm

18 December



Islamic New Year

27 December



Day of Ashura


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




Ladies Taleem is closed for the school holidays.

We will re-open, Insha Allah, in January.

Further notice will be given via CCN.


Eid Mubarak to all Brothers, Sisters and Parents.

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

Sunnah Inspirations


Contact: 0408 270 421

University of Queensland,
323 Hawken Drive, St. Lucia

Every Friday

Subject: Fiqh Made Easy

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

Time: 7pm to 7.50pm

Every Friday

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

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

Time: 8pm 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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Crescents Community News (CCN) Readers' Forum

 Discussion Forum & Social Network for CCN Readers

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

Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC)

Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)
www.islamiccollegeofbrisbane.com.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)
www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)
(Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Gold Coast Mosque

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

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia Serving Humanity



If you would like a link to your website email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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It is the usual policy of CCN to include from time to time, notices of events that some readers may find interesting or relevant. Such notices are often posted as received. Including such messages or providing the details of such events does not necessarily imply endorsement of the contents of these events by either CCN or Crescents of Brisbane Inc.