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Sunday, 6 June 2010

 .Newsletter 0291



Yassmin awarded Queenslander of the Year  



This year's Young Queenslander of the Year award has gone to youth affairs advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Ms Abdel-Magied, 19, founded Youth Without Borders when she was 17, aiming to rally young people to work together to participate in their communities.

"I completely didn't expect it, so it's amazing," Ms Abdel-Magied said.

"The power of working together is amazing – there's so much you can do."

She said receiving the award, as a Muslim woman, was proof Australians judged others on their merit alone.

"People talk about Australia having discrimination," she said. "But people still respect me for my achievements, and this is an example of that."

Al-nisa in Wonderland 










The Al-nisa youth group held a Mad Hatters themed High-tea in Runcorn last week Sunday.



All guests were dressed up in an array of diverse hats ranging from novelty hats all the way to original designs that were created for this event.

The ladies were treated to an assortment of delicious savouries and desserts whilst being entertained throughout the afternoon by games and lucky draw prizes.


The Al-nisa youth group would like to thank all the ladies who supported and attended the event and look forward to seeing you at the next one.

Upcoming Events
• Al-nisa AGM on the 10th of July.Please keep an eye out for further details

• The Sounds Of Light Concert on the 23rd of July. For more information please call 1300 760 155

• The Afghani fundraiser on the 31st of July. Please call 0433 182 520 or 0403 009 003.A ladies only event.

Madrasah Soccer Tournament 


Supporters cheering on their teams

The inaugural outdoor soccer tournament of madrasahs and Islamic schools in Brisbane and the Gold Coast was held last Sunday at the Islamic College of Brisbane.


The event was organized by the Queensland Madaris and the Islamic Council of Queensland and the following madrasahs and schools took part, each fielding a Senior and a Junior representative side:


Holland Park Madrasah

Kuraby Madrasah

Gold Coast Madrasah

Australian International College

Darra Madrasah

Iqraaa Madrasah

Islamic College of Brisbane


The Juniors final was played out between the Islamic College of Brisbane and Holland Park. The Islamic College of Brisbane won in penalty shootouts.


In the Seniors final Islamic College of Brisbane played Kuraby. Kuraby won 4-1.


There were many parents and supporters who turned up to cheer on the lads and all were treated to a very sumptuous lunch.

Iqraa Juniors led by Qari Fid-ur-Rehman

Mohammed Faran. Zakeriya Mohamed. Nabeel khan. Saif Ali. Adnaan Khan.
Tajeldinho Mohammed. Ishak Ali. Mohammed Ali. Ismail Mesbah. Abdi Hersi. Mahmoud Khan. Qari Fida-ur-rehman.

Gold Coast Juniors led by Imam Imraan Husain




Islamic College of Brisbane Juniors


Darra Juniors


Darra Seniors


Australian International Islamic College


Islamic College of Brisbane celebrate winning the Juniors finals



Kuraby Madrasah winners of the Seniors Cup

(standing from left) Moulana Akram Buksh, Abdul Rahman Nedjari,

Mohanned Chouchane,Shamil, Murdan, Soheab Patel (coach),
(Front Row from left) Saeed Mohammed, Mohammad Lallee, Hubuddin, Mohammad Peer

Trophies donated by Mr. and Mrs. Abdul Samim Khan

in memory of their parents

Bollywood comes to Melbourne, and things are looking crook  


Action...Actress Neha Sharma gets some instructions as Federation Square become a Bollywood film set.

THEY would never have known it, but the onlookers at Federation Square were watching one of Bollywood's most controversial films of the year being made.

Crook: It's Good to be Bad is a love story set against the backdrop of last year's wave of attacks on Indian students in Australia, and if you believe the Indian media, the local authorities didn't want it to be shot at all.

"The Australian government has withheld permission to shoot," the Mumbai Mirror reported this month.

"The sensitive subject has made the Australian government wary and they have asked for the full script of the film before taking a final call."

Utter rubbish, says producer Mukesh Bhatt in a break between shots.

"That was a pure piece of nonsense, absolutely 100 per cent fiction,'' he says. ''I was so appalled I didn't even want to call the journalist and abuse him because I felt I would soil my tongue.''

Still, that widely circulated report is in keeping with the way the Indian student issue has been reported generally in India, said Bhatt. "I am appalled at the way the Indian media has irresponsibly painted a picture which is absolutely not correct,'' he says.

''Through this movie I want to make this very clear - the media has blown it absolutely out of proportion.''


Brisbane Times


Indonesian Muslims Explore Islam in Australia


A delegation of young Indonesian Muslim leaders- Bayu Jatmiko from North Sulawesi, Muhammad Irsyadul Ibad from Yogyakarta and Mi’rajurahhman from South Kalimantan departed for Australia on Monday to participate in a bilateral exchange program aimed at strengthening understanding if Islam and inter-faith issues in both countries.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer said their visit aimed to show the group the broad cultural diversity of Australian Muslims, made up of 70 different ethnic backgrounds, including from Indonesia.


“Islam in Australia is one of the country’s fastest growing religions and makes an enormous contribution to the success of contemporary, multicultural Australia,” the Ambassador said.

Muslim contact with Australia pre-dates European settlement and goes back to the sixteenth century when Macassan traders and fishermen shared their lives with local Indigenous people throughout northern Australia.


Islam in Australia is one of the country’s fastest growing religions and makes an enormous contribution to the success of contemporary, multicultural Australia.



“It is also important that these young Indonesian Muslims are able to contribute to Australia’s understanding of the role of religion in Indonesia and share their perspectives on a range of issues,” the Ambassador added.

During their two week program in Australia (31 May-13 June 2010) they will visit Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra and meet with community and religious leaders, academics and media representatives.


The delegation will experience the diversity of Australian society, the ways government and non-government organisations engage the community, and exchange ideas on the future of Australia-Indonesia relations.


They will also have a private viewing of the “You Am I” exhibition by Australian Muslim artists in Melbourne and meet members of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Victoria’s peak Islamic body.


Australian Embassy Media Release


Omar's outstanding performance

Stephen Muzhingi from Zimbabwe and Elena Nurgalieva from Russia - winners of Comrades Marathon 2010




Last week we reported in CCN that Anver Omar, who was taking on his 5th Comrades Marathon, was aiming for the Bill Rowan medal for a sub 9 hours.


This week we can tell you that Anver completed the run in 8hrs 50mins and 28secs and was placed 2242 out of more than 18 000 runners who took part.


The women's race was ... well, not a race. The Nurgalieva twins, Elena and Olesya, (also featured in last week's CCN) led from the start and were never in trouble. Elena crossed the line in 6:13:04, one second ahead of her sister, who won last year in 6:12:12.


Stephen Muzhingi of Zimbabwe became the first runner to win two consecutive "down" runs since Bruce Fordyce did so in 1986.


Muzhingi's winning time of 5:29:01 for the distance of 89.28 km was more than 5½ minutes slower than the 5:23:27 he clocked last year

Respite Centre Appeal 


A home in Brisbane has been obtained to be used as a respite centre for Revert Muslim Ladies.


The house needs to be furnished and an appeal is being made for household items and furniture.


If you are able to donate to the centre contact Sadek Mustapha on 3219 7786 or Osman Rane on 3423 2662.


The CCN Classifieds 


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Townhouse for rent in Runcorn



Will also suit a family wanting temporary accommodation - minimum lease 6 months. For more information click here. Contact Mohammed on  0401162199.






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Open Day at Kuraby Catchment 

The Bulimba Creek Catchment Committee held an open day recently to celebrate the environmental restoration of the billabong site at Kuraby (near the Gateway overpass) which is an important ecological link in the catchment.


This initiative has been supported by Crescents of Brisbane and the Islamic College of Brisbane since its inception 12 months ago with tree planting and catering.


The images show the students of the Islamic College and their teacher, Ms Rabul Khan, taking a tour of the area they, and other community groups, helped develop.

Sounds of Light 2010 




Young. British. Female. Muslim.


Thousands of young British women living in the UK decide to convert to Islam - here are some of their stories

From left: Sukina Douglas, Catherine Heseltine, Aqeela Lindsay Wheeler, Catherine Huntley and Joanne Bailey


It’s a controversial time for British women to be wearing the hijab, the basic Muslim headscarf. Last month, Belgium became the first European country to pass legislation to ban the burka (the most concealing of Islamic veils), calling it a “threat” to female dignity, while France looks poised to follow suit. In Italy earlier this month, a Muslim woman was fined €500 (£430) for wearing the Islamic veil outside a post office.


And yet, while less than 2 per cent of the population now attends a Church of England service every week, the number of female converts to Islam is on the rise. At the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park, women account for roughly two thirds of the “New Muslims” who make their official declarations of faith there – and most of them are under the age of 30.


Conversion statistics are frustratingly patchy, but at the time of the 2001 Census, there were at least 30,000 British Muslim converts in the UK. According to Kevin Brice, of the Centre for Migration Policy Research, Swansea University, this number may now be closer to 50,000 – and the majority are women. “Basic analysis shows that increasing numbers of young, university-educated women in their twenties and thirties are converting to Islam,” confirms Brice.


“Our liberal, pluralistic 21st-century society means we can choose our careers, our politics – and we can pick and choose who we want to be spiritually,” explains Dr Mohammad S. Seddon, lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Chester. We’re in an era of the “religious supermarket”, he says.


Over the next few weeks, CCN will bring you the story of one of the five featured women who have converted to Islam. This week it is the story of Joanne Bailey a solicitor aged 30 from Bradford, England.


“The first time I wore my hijab into the office, I was so nervous, I stood outside on the phone to my friend for ages going, ‘What on earth is everyone going to say?’ When I walked in, a couple of people asked, ‘Why are you wearing that scarf? I didn’t know you were a Muslim.’


“I’m the last person you’d expect to convert to Islam: I had a very sheltered, working-class upbringing in South Yorkshire. I’d hardly even seen a Muslim before I went to university.


“In my first job at a solicitor’s firm in Barnsley, I remember desperately trying to play the role of the young, single, career woman: obsessively dieting, shopping and going to bars – but I never felt truly comfortable.


“Then one afternoon in 2004 everything changed: I was chatting to a Muslim friend over coffee, when he noticed the little gold crucifix around my neck. He said, ‘Do you believe in God, then?’ I wore it more for fashion than religion and said, ‘No, I don’t think so,’ and he started talking about his faith.


“I brushed him off at first, but his words stuck in my mind. A few days later, I found myself ordering a copy of the Koran on the internet.


“It took me a while to work up the courage to go to a women’s social event run by the Leeds New Muslims group. I remember hovering outside the door thinking, ‘What the hell am I doing here?’ I imagined they would be dressed head-to-toe in black robes: what could I, a 25-year-old, blonde English girl, possibly have in common with them?


“But when I walked in, none of them fitted the stereotype of the oppressed Muslim housewife; they were all doctors, teachers and psychiatrists. I was struck by how content and secure they seemed. It was meeting these women, more than any of the books I read, that convinced me that I wanted to become a Muslim.


“After four years, in March 2008, I made the declaration of faith at a friend’s house. At first, I was anxious that I hadn’t done the right thing, but I soon relaxed into it – a bit like starting a new job.


“A few months later, I sat my parents down and said, ‘I’ve got something to tell you.’ There was a silence and my mum said, ‘You’re going to become Muslim, aren’t you?’ She burst into tears and kept asking things like, ‘What happens when you get married? Do you have to cover up? What about your job?’ I tried to reassure her that I’d still be me, but she was concerned for my welfare.


“Contrary to what most people think, Islam doesn’t oppress me; it lets me be the person that I was all along. Now I’m so much more content and grateful for the things I’ve got. A few months ago, I got engaged to a Muslim solicitor I met on a training course. He has absolutely no problem with my career, but I do agree with the Islamic perspective on the traditional roles for men and women. I want to look after my husband and children, but I also want my independence. I’m proud to be British and I’m proud to be Muslim – and I don’t see them as conflicting in any way.”



Barnardi and the Banning of the Burqa 


Senator Corey Bernardi called for the banning of the burqa in Australia. A Brisbane resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote the Senator a letter questioning his motives.


`Community Newsletters and Updates


The Bosnian Bulletin for Bosnian Readers in Bosnian

By Haji Safet Avdich  


Feedback after Gold Coast Mosque visit 

by Gold Coast Institute of TAFE


On Friday 21 May 2010, our class of semester three endorsed Enrolled Nurses were honoured to be invited into the mosque to learn more about the Islamic and Muslim culture.


During this visit the Imam gave an excellent tour of the facility and explained many aspects of a Muslims' life and customs answering many of our questions.


Many were impressed with the morals, philosophies and integrity which the Muslim society is based as it is much harmonised compared to life as we know it.


To see a full “service” and “prayers” must be amazing as the small touch we experienced today left a big impression.


The visit was very informative and I will be telling everyone about what we learnt today.


So on behalf of the Gold Coast TAFE third Semester Endorsed Enrolled Nurses we thank you very much for letting us into your sacred ground and have thoroughly enjoyed our experience as well as taking away a new appreciation of the religion with the insight we experienced today.


The South African Soccer World Cup Corner







With the World Cup a few weeks away and many Australians making their way to South Africa, CCN will, over the next few weeks, bring readers, heading out to the Rainbow Nation, up to speed with world cup news, and the local politics, idiosyncrasies, personalities and culture of the country.









The World Cup 2010 invitation to South Africa and the DISKI Dance



New on ISLAM TV this week










TAFSEER LESSON 9 (Extended Lecture)

Winning Hearts & Minds Through Excellent Conduct




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Germany gets female Muslim minister 


The state parliament of Lower Saxony has sworn in Ayguel Oezkan as minister of social affairs for the northern state, making her the first female Muslim minister in Germany.

The 38-year-old, who is a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), was born in Hamburg to Turkish immigrants.

She was the party's economic policy spokeswoman for the regional parliamentary group in Hamburg before being appointed as the first Muslim woman in Germany to be elected to a ministerial post on the state level, Deutsche Welle reported.

Earlier this month, Christian Wulff called her appointment "a good signal for children and young people with immigrant backgrounds." Oezkan however quickly made clear that she did not want to be regarded as a "token immigrant."

Oezkan has said she intends to dedicate her efforts to furthering integration in Lower Saxony as social minister.

"I have made it clear that I intend to take over the area of integration. Up to now, integration has been more and more part of the interior ministry, but this is an area where I would like to make an impact," she told the Focus Magazine.

Press TV


Muslim dentist refused to treat patients unless they wore traditional Islamic dress


Dentist Omer Butt faces being struck off after refusing to treat women patients not wearing a headscarf

Dentist Omer Butt faces being struck off after refusing to treat women patients not wearing a headscarf
A dentist faces being struck off after refusing to treat Muslim patients unless they wore Islamic dress.

Dr Omer Butt ordered female patients to wear headscarves and forced men to take off gold jewellery before allowing them into the dentists' chair..

He even kept a box full of hijabs at his practice so he could lend them to women before checking their teeth.

Butt enforced his religious dress code despite previously being warned by the General Dental Council for the same offence.

The dentist ordered two women to wear head scarves before he would see them and their families, the professional conduct committee of the GDC found.

One woman was forced to leave the clinic in pain after refusing to cover her head while another wore the garment but was outraged after Butt asked her son if he prayed.

The panel concluded that Butt, of Prestwich, Greater Manchester, sought to impose a dress code on Muslim patients while working at the Unsworth Smile Clinic in Bury, Greater Manchester, between April 2005 and June 2007.

The GDC committee found: 'Your evidence was that you regard yourself as a Muslim first and a dentist second, and it is clear that you were using your position as a dentist to seek to influence patients as to non-clinical issues.


The committee concludes that these actions are more consistent with a person who has gone beyond mere persuasion or request and is seeking to impose a dress code




'You have explained that you had a moral and religious obligation to persuade other Muslims to comply with Islamic requirements.

'You admitted that you would offer rewards to some patients who complied with the dress code.

'The committee concludes that these actions are more consistent with a person who has gone beyond mere persuasion or request and is seeking to impose a dress code.'

The committee heard how the dentist, who is the older brother of extremist Hassan Butt, put up signs asking women to cover their heads in his surgery and asking Muslims to observe religious law.

'It may be that you were not successful in every case and the committee has heard that some female Muslim patients were treated without wearing a head scarf.

'Nonetheless, the committee is satisfied that you had a general policy to seek to impose a dress code with the intention that the patient in question would agree to it.'

The GDC panel, which is sitting in London, will now consider whether this impaired Dr Butt's fitness to practise and, if so, what penalty to impose on him.

This is the second time that the dentist has appeared before a disciplinary committee for his stance on traditional Muslim dress.
In September 2007, Butt received an admonition from the GDC after being found guilty of discriminating against a female patient by refusing to treat her unless she wore 'appropriate Islamic dress'.

The patient said staff at his clinic told her Muslim women had to wear a head scarf and Muslim men could not wear gold jewellery.

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


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


Quick Mini Pizza Quiches


1 cup chicken fillet cooked in
1 Tab of oil/ghee
1 tsp green chillies,
½ tsp salt,
1/4tsp crushed jeeru/cumin,
1tsp ginger garlic

Remove from the stove and add

1 cup grated cheese
¼ cup green pepper finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2 eggs – lightly beaten
5 Tab Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
2 Tab Mayonnaise
1 cup corn kernels/mixed vegetables

Place in greased patty pans, sprinkle with oregano or chilli flakes and bake at 180 degrees until light brown. Serve warm.


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, how do I tone my upper arms and shoulders?

A: For seriously toned arms and shoulders, include some push-ups as part of your upper body training.

This will target your shoulders and chest muscles while strengthening your arms.


You can use some dumbells for bicep curls to target front of the upper arm, (palms facing up, elbows close to your side, move weights up towards your chest and then slowly release towards your thighs). Feet hip distance apart and upper body still.

For the triceps (back of the arm), kneel down on one knee, lean forward with upper body (about 45 degrees), keep upper-arm parallel to floor, and extend your elbow behind you (tricep kickbacks).


Tricep dips are great too, (using your own body weight, sit on a chair with hands next to you, walk your feet forward and move your bottom off the chair, slowly lower you body, keeping your back close to the chair and gently push through the palms of your hands to lift yourself back up.

Boxing is another great alternative.


For a cardio blast and upper body-burn, you won't go wrong with this workout and you'll end up with seriously toned arms!






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


Mula Nasruddin’s four sons left home for university, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered.


Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together.


They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly father who lived far away in another city.

The first said, "I had a big house built for Baba."

The second said, " I had a hundred thousand dollar theatre built in the house."

The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to him."

The fourth said, "You know how Baba loved reading the Quran and you know he can't read anymore because he can't see very well. Well, I met this Qari who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire Quran. It took twenty Qaris 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the Mosque, but it was worth it. Papa just has to name the Sura and Ayat and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were impressed.

After the holidays Mula Nasruddin sent out his Thank You notes.


He wrote: "Abdul-Bari, the house you built is so huge I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Abdul-Hakim, I am too old to travel. I stay home, I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Abdul-Fattah, you gave me an expensive theatre with Dolby sound, it could hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Abdul-Jabbar, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you."


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6 June


Queensland Muslim Historical Society Exhibition @ Government House

Governor of Queensland

Government House

0435 086 796

10am to 3pm

13 June


International Food Festival

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

10am til late

19 June


Family Fun Night


Blunder Rd, DURACK

3372 1400

6pm to 8.30pm

9 July



Lailatul Mehraj

23 July


Sounds of Light Concert

Human Appeal International

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

0422 349 786


28 July



Lailatul Baraat

31 July


Orphans of Afghanistan Fundraiser

Al-Nisa Youth Group Inc.

Greek Orthodox Hall, 269 Creek Rd, Mt Gravatt

0433 182 520


31 July-1 August

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Inter-Uni Cup: 7-aside Outdoor Soccer Tournament


Rochedale State High, Priestdale Rd, ROCHEDALE

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Ladies Taleem


Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 10 June from 12pm-1pm.


Contact 3219 0587 for details.

All ladies welcome


Inspiration Talk, BBQ and Youth Hour

Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.
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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

Human Appeal International Australia  

Always with you on the road to goodness

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)
Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

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