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Sunday, 25 July 2010

 .Newsletter 0298



A Night for Nasheeds, Naats and the Needy

Report by CCN's Man-on-the-Mussallaah


Alasali on stage

The 4th Sounds of Light Concert kicked off with the Brisbane leg on Friday night at the Brisbane Convention Centre in front of a disappointingly small but very vocal and appreciative audience.


The international line up of entertainers provided more than a mere backdrop to the serious business of fund raising for the orphans of the world, some 180 of whom would become the benefactors of sponsors before the curtains finally came down on the evening's entertainment.


Amongst the star-studded cast were crowd favourites Maher Zain from Sweden and the eight-man Malaysian nasheed group, Raihan. Also on the billing were Saudi Arabian "boys band" Gulf Echo and Syrian born Mutasem Alasali.


Brisbane offered up its local son, Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, to the lineup, adding his familiar voice to warm up the local audience.


Compere Anas Abdalla, another Brisbanite, held the proceedings together nicely. Mustering all of his demagogic skills (developed in other arenas) he succeeded in keeping the audience's enthusiasm up throughout the evening.


South Africans in the audience would have been bitterly disappointed on hearing that their hometown boy Zain Bhika would not be performing because he failed to obtain a visa to enter the country. A makeshift trio of US performers was put together as a replacement and they did a valiant job despite the short notice and the jet lag.


The show continued to the Dallas Brooke Centre in Melbourne last night and will run this (Sunday) afternoon at the Acer Arena in the Olympic Park in Sydney.

Audience participation: Gold Coast girls get into the rhythm of the night

The Sounds of Light volunteers with Raihan,

Maher Zain and Gulf Echo

Winners announced



The winners of last week's competition in CCN for the four double passes to the Arab Film Festival at the Dendy Portside are:


Kathryn Zahran

Colleen Green

Zayd Kathrada

Aisha Stacey


Congratulations to all the lucky winners.


The correct answer to the question: In which country is CITY OF LIFE set?  was Dubai, UAE.


IMAQ Launch

The launch of the recently formed Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ) will take place on Saturday 31 July.


IMAQ was formed earlier this year to network Muslim healthcare professionals and its membership includes doctors, dentists, allied health care professionals and students in these professions.


There are presently over 90 members and applications for membership can still be made online at www.imaq.org.au.


All new applicants wishing to attend the launch are requested to RSVP to the Secretary at secretary@imaq.org.au or call 0412 845 786 by no later than 27 July.


Has Zaky gone walkabout?

One4Kids are the creators of Zaky, a character who is loved by children all over the world.

Zaky attended an event at the Gold Coast Mosque on 13 June and held a performance for the children there. Soon after he disappeared without a trace and hasn’t been seen since and is presumed stolen.

His minders have looked everywhere for him frantically for the past 4 weeks, and have given up hope on ever finding him again.


They are now raising money for a new Zaky to be purchased.


The total cost of this costume is $6000 and it is from Canada.


If you would like to pledge any amount towards the purchase of a new Zaky costume, please donate to the following account with the transaction description of “Zaky Costume”.

Account Name: One4Kids
BSB: 062185
A/C: 10466339
Commonwealth Bank

Zaky has been a regular visitor to the Westmead hospital, Islamic Schools and events. Please help us in anyway possible.


For more information contact Ali Taufeek at ali@1islam.net.


[Editor]: If you happen to see a large purple creature masquerading as a loveable character around your neighbourhood please report this to your nearest police station.


Behind the politics are real people

By David Forde, President, Amnesty International Queensland and Northern NSW 

As we approach the coming election the issue of asylum seekers once again hits centre stage in the game of 'political football'. Given the importance and prominence of this issue, it is crucial that the facts of this debate be well understood, This includes an understanding of the differences between asylum seekers and refugees, an understanding of the reasons why people come to Australia, and an understanding of what Australia’s responsibilities are to desperate people who come to our shores seeking protection.

So who is an asylum seeker? It is a person who flees their country of origin escaping war, violence and persecution. Many of these are in immediate danger and come from places where there is no queue to join.

The vast majority of asylum seekers who come to Australia by boat are found to be genuine refugees and our government has a responsibility to protect them, not further punish them for seeking safety.

It is not illegal under either Australian or international law to seek asylum. The Australian Migration Act states that this country will offer protection to anyone who is deemed to be genuinely fleeing persecution.

A refugee is someone who is determined to be at risk of persecution and who can't receive the protection of his or her government.


Qualifying as a refugee does not automatically entitle a person to resettlement in another country, and nor does every refugee wish to be resettled. In fact, due to the very limited number of resettlement places available each year, only a tiny fraction of the world’s refugees will ever be resettled.

The issue of refugees and asylum seekers is a global one, and it is crucial that countries such as Australia play their part. As a signatory to the United Nations Refugee Convention, Australia has an obligation not to return people to countries where they may face persecution.

Australia generously resettles about 13,750 refugees each year – around half of whom are referred by UNHCR. The remaining half is made up of asylum seekers who arrive in Australia and ask for our protection, and people resettled under the Special Humanitarian Program.

Australia’s contribution to international burden sharing through our resettlement program is very important, but does not replace our obligation to provide protection to asylum seekers.

In 2009, Australia received 1.6% of the industrialised world's asylum applications - hardly a situation of being 'swamped'.

Less than half the asylum seekers who came to Australia in 2009 arrived by boat. Despite this they are the only ones who seem to command political attention.

One important part of the game of 'political football' that is missing in almost any political discussion is the cause of the issue. Surely the Australian public deserve a better understanding through explanation as to what leads someone to risk their life on a 'leaky boat' seeking asylum.

Unless issues such as human rights abuses are addressed in countries from where asylum seekers originate, there will always be desperate people fleeing persecution, and others willing to exploit them. The only issue that will determine numbers is the reality on the ground in these countries of origin not government policy in Australia.


The Art of Spain-The Moorish South

The Art of Spain is a BBC Four documentary series on Spanish art presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon.


In this series Andrew Graham-Dixon explores art in Muslim and Christian Spain from 711 to 1492.


Over the next six weeks CCN will bring you a short segment from this excellent series.







Al-Nisa Fund Raiser

Monday the 26th of July will be the last chance to acquire tickets for the Al-nisa Afghani fundraiser. On the night there will be a sales table and an auction. All the money raised will be going directly to the Afghan orphans.

Contact 0433 182 520 or 0403 009 003 for more information.

The fundraiser is a Ladies only Event.

• Date - Saturday the 31st of July
• Time - 6.30 p.m.
• Venue - The Greek Orthodox Hall. 269 Creek Road, Mt Gravatt

Islam a socio-political force says Rane


Halim Rane (pictured left), author of Islam and Contemporary Civilisation, says that political Islam has evolved over time and that since the second half of the 20th century, Islam has been reasserted as a socio-political force across the Muslim world.


The following is a transcript of an interview between Dr. Rane and Geraldine Doogan on ABC National on her Saturday Extra programme:


Geraldine Doogue: Well now that the politics around how we're all to live together in this new century in places of mixed belief and none. In many places in the West, including Australia, it's one of the most challenging issues there is: how much can be said out loud? What's constructive? What's destructive?


For instance, at a convention two weekends ago in Lidcombe, in Sydney's Western suburbs, Burhan Hanif, the British leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the global Islamist group, was pretty blunt with the 500 or so participants. He said democracy was incompatible with Islam, because the Qur'an insisted Allah was the sole lawmaker, and Muslim political involvement could not be based on 'secular and erroneous concepts such as democracy and freedom.'


Well, a young Australian sociology and Islamic studies researcher, Dr Halim Rane, has thrown himself into charting emerging trends in Muslim political thought in various parts of the world. He's deputy director of Griffith University's Islamic Research Unit, and this week, his book Islam and Contemporary Civilisation was published. And it's my pleasure to welcome him now to Saturday Extra. Good morning.


Halim Rane: Good morning, how's it going?


Geraldine Doogue: Very good, thanks.

Now those remarks, before we get on to your research, those remarks by the head of Hizb ut-Tahrir are pretty challenging to say the least. Do they represent a wide range of thought from your research, in modern, emerging Islamic political thought? Or are they very much a fringe?


Halim Rane: Hizb ut-Tahrir actually has quite extensive support around the world. However, I think that most of their ideas are part of something that is becoming fairly passe in Islamic thought. Islamic thought is evolving, and over the past decade in particular, it has evolved quite substantially in a direction that is moving very far away from the core ideas of Hizb ut-Tahrir.


Geraldine Doogue: Now that old idea -- well it was an old idea that the good Muslim owed his or her loyalty to something above the nation state. It used to be accused of Catholics for instance, that they actually owed their loyalty to the Vatican, not to the nation state, and that certainly disappeared in terms of Catholics but it's hung around Muslims. How would you say the average Muslim in Australia, for instance, thinks about that particular dilemma, or is it not a dilemma?


Halim Rane: Well I don't think it's really an issue, it's not a theological issue; I don't think that issue has changed. Muslims are still deeply committed to God, and all of the basic aspects of worship in Islam, are standard across the Muslim world, the belief in five times daily prayer, in fasting during the month of Ramadan, in giving charity to the poor and needy, making the pilgrimage once in a lifetime -- all of those things are standard among Muslims.


What is changing though is the way Muslims view politics, and what has driven Muslim politics for so long has been an oppositional attitude towards the West in particular, and our position to trends that have emerged in the Western world, namely secularism and also democracy. But this is actually changing quite substantially in the Muslim world today, and we've seen the emergence of a number of what I'm referring to as second generation Islamist political parties.







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Australian Politics and Muslims Engagement

 By Ikebal Patel, President Muslims Australia

Yet another federal election, and yet another election with the Australian Muslim community by and large in a state of apathy with regards to articulating our priorities, interests and areas of most pressing needs to the aspiring politicians.

The presence of Muslims in Australia goes back centuries but we are still behaving as political novices. We complain amongst ourselves when politicians attempt to use us as a political football, and we see the power and impact of the statements of the political representatives, yet many of us look at politics as something beyond our comprehension.

Many of us still think as new arrivals to this country. If we were in our countries of origin political participation would have been a significant priority because we know that it is an important area in maintaining a safe and sound direction for society. Now, we are Australians, this is our country and political involvement is possible for every citizen. There are some of our Muslim brothers and sisters who are members of political parties, some have stood as candidates and we are now fortunate to have some representation in the Victorian and NSW State Parliament and also many local councils. However, we continue to be underrepresented because not enough of us are involved in contributing to the making of the future of our country.

There have been numerous instances of Muslims putting themselves as candidates in electorates which have large Muslim populations. These are either with one or the other major political party or as independents. But history has shown that a different party will use another Muslim to try and undermine the main Muslim candidate, the votes end up being split and our Muslim community is undermined. We need to stand together as a community and ensure that we are not undermining each other in the political process.

Looking to the future

The Australian Muslim community is an astute and well educated community, we certainly have the maturity to command respect and to negotiate preference deals and negotiate other matters that are of importance to our community. We do not necessarily have to pick or choose Labour, Liberal or Greens in each seat or state but we can work with individual candidates and parties and put up our own candidates and work on issues that are of concern for us in each area.

In addition to the local seats, we should also start working towards getting some of our capable and proven community advocates into the senate.

Above all, we need to make sure that every member of our community who can vote will actually make his or her vote count.

Strategic Alliances

I respect that some of us may have different priorities and goals. As a community, our main goal is to be able to live as effective individuals, successful in the workplace and able to contribute to the betterment of society. We want that our children have access to good education that will equip them to either develop their aptitudes at university or enable them to compete successfully in the workforce. We want access to good, professional and proficient healthcare and we want our government, regardless of party politics to have fair foreign policies. We need to make our government accountable for its decisions with respect to conflict zones such as the subcontinent, Africa and especially the Middle East.

To do this, we need to show that our votes can make a difference.

To make the greatest impact, our community can form partnerships with other communities such as the Hindu, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other communities. Alone, it may be that none of these communities can realise its potential, but together, we can become a force for good and for the betterment of this country.

This paper is meant to start discussions on this topic before the upcoming elections, and even to encourage some Muslims to put their hand up for elections. I am aware that there are some of our Muslim brothers and sisters who have already been endorsed and I urge us all to get behind these people. Even if none of our Muslim candidates win a seat in this election, this is great experience on which we can build for the future. If we help these brothers and sisters mount an effective campaign the established political parties will take our concerns more seriously. This we would hope will result in sincere engagement with the Muslim community during normal times outside of elections.

We have established a coordinating committee at Muslims Australia to ensure that we enter the process in a professional and effective manner. The closing time for nominations is: 29 July 2010

I call on current candidates to register with the committee. Any aspiring candidates or volunteers who wish to strive with us in this cause should also contact the committee as soon as possible to register your name and area of interest as soon as possible. These can be directed to myself or through AFIC in the first instance

I would welcome comments, suggestions and critical thought on this matter. Email me at admin@afic.com.au.


Islamic school puts out welcome mat: First fete open to all



THE Gold Coast's first Islamic school is throwing open its doors to the public this Sunday in a bid to quash impressions of religious
stereotypes still lingering in the community.

The school opened at the beginning of this year, after almost two years of controversy, but staff say it has been smooth sailing.

School co-ordinator Mariam Najibah said students had settled into their new campus and were keen to show it off to the community.

"We thought this was the time to open our doors to invite everyone to have a look for themselves during our first school fete," she said.

"We are hoping this will help to break down some of the barriers between us and the community, while showing we enjoy the same things as everyone having fun with friends and family."

Ms Najibah said the school's students were excited to be showing off their hard work.


There will be exhibits of students' artwork, which will be auctioned off to raise money for the school," she said.

The fete will include jumping castles, face painting, market stalls, art auctions, art exhibits, pony rides, a petting zoo, a play performed
by the students and a barbecue with a mix of Bosnian, Malaysian and Aussie foods.

School student Sueraya Dib said she was excited about the first school fete. "It's going to be huge fun and I can't wait," she said.


Source: Gold Coast Sun Wednesday 21/7/2010

Quraan Competition at the Islamic College of Brisbane

By Momina Ahmed Allahwala, College Captain 2010 and overall winner of the girls years 9-12


Watching the recitations (from left to right):

Mr Osman Rane, Mr Zaffar Iqubal, ICB Principal Dr Noor,

Chairman of the ICB Board Mr Mohammed Yusuf

The annual Quraan competition of the Islamic College of Brisbane was held on the 23rd and 24th of June.


The event has been a fixture in the Islamic College of Brisbane events calendar since the schools’ inception and this year saw 105 students participate. The competition itself was one of the best the school has seen; very well organized with many friends and families attending to give their support. The panel of competition judges consisted of Imams of various mosques and madrassahs including Imam Imran Hussain, Qari Yakub Patel, Qari Muhammad Aslam, Hafiz Omar Issadeen and Br Mabrouk Houadchia.

This year, the event not only featured beautiful Quraan recitation, but also numerous nasheed performances from both primary and secondary students. They performed Huwallah, Colours of Islam, Tik Tok (the lyrics of which were modified by students), Maula Ya Salli and Fi Surat Adhua. The students spent much time preparing for the day and their hard work paid off, with the nasheeds becoming a highlighted feature of the competition. This year the competition was also recorded by Br Ismail of IslamTV.  The recording will become available online soon.

The full results of the 2010 ICB Quraan Competition can be viewed here.

Primary students performing a nasheed

Hidaya Rane, winner in Grade 1

Dalal Issa, winner in Grade 2

Winners in the secondary school with judges and ICB staff

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Around the Muslim World with CCN


Chained man 'possessed by female genie'


Turki has lived in a basement apartment for six years

Saudi Arabia: A 29-year-old man has been shackled in a basement apartment for more than six years because his father believes he is possessed by an evil female genie.

The Saudi man, identified only as Turki, has convulsions in which his eyes roll back into his head and he speaks in the voice of the genie, the father said, according to the Daily Mail.

The father has taken Turki to local Muslim clerics for help but "most of them became scared when they heard the female voice telling them that she was a royal jinn [genie] and that no one can exorcise her unless Turki dies".

One cleric suggested Turki be chained at the arms and legs while the father recite the Koran over him.

Turki reportedly lives in a two-room basement apartment in Mecca with his mother and her three other children.

His parents were divorced before he was "possessed".

"My son became quiet but is totally unaware of what is happening around him," said the father, who also claims once to have been possessed by a jinn when he was a boy.

A Saudi human rights activist and professor of Islamic law Muhammad Al-Suhali described Turki as living in a "semi-coma".

"[He] did not know what was going on around him. He could not eat, drink or use the toilet without the help of others," he was quoted as saying.

Mr Al-Suhali said whenever he recited Koranic verses Turki became furious and shook until he nearly fell out of bed.

He called on government officials to give the family better accommodation and offer Turki proper welfare services.


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I and many others are not able to get your livestream Islam TV lectures going. It is always breaking up and does not have any continuity. Could you please help.


[Editor] Islam TV's production manager strongly recommends the following:

Watch the videos on demand instead of live. It often depends on your connection and speed of your service provider. Also delete your temporary Internet files by going to the Control Panel and choosing Internet Options. Turning your modem off and back on after 30 seconds can also help. The best thing to do after all of that fails is to watch the videos on demand.

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Nullifiers of Iman by Sheikh Mabrouk
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KB's Culinary Corner



Chicken Crumpets


1 kg chicken mince;

1 tsp salt;

2tsp ground green chillies;

¼ tsp ground jeeru/cumin seeds;

1 slice of bread soaked in ¼ cup milk;

1 onion finely chopped;

1 bunch fresh dhunia (coriander leaves) cleaned and chopped;

½ tsp lemon pepper;

2 eggs

1. Combine all the ingredients.
2. Heat a non-stick frying pan and lightly oil the pan.
3. Drop spoonfuls of mixture and flatten with the back of a spoon to form a crumpet.
4. Cook on both sides and serve hot with sauces.


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




Maximise your workout by committing to your muscles every second throughout. Give your strength workout a surprising boost by spending the time between sets stretching the muscle you're working, before going on to the next muscle group. This will improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles.

If you're doing interval training, grab you're drink and rehydrate during your rest / recovery phase instead of stopping completely. This will keep your heart rate up for a constant challenge and no time will be 'wasted'.

Make sure all your stations are set up and ready to go if you're doing circuit training. You can then super-set (one big exercise straight after the other) and get greater results faster!

These little changes to your workout will transform your body and hopefully make getting through every session seem like a breeze. Use one or all of them and get fitter faster!!








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The CCN Chuckle


Mula Nasruddin had just taken up golf seriously. After a particularly bad round on the course he decided not to go to the nineteenth hole [the clubhouse] and started to go straight home instead.

As he was walking to the car park to get his Range Rover, a policeman stopped him and asked, "Did you tee off on the seventeenth hole about twenty minutes ago?"

"Yes,” Mula Nasruddin answered.

"Did you happen to slice your ball so that it went over the trees and out of bounds and completely off the course?"

"Yes, I did. How did you know?" Mula Nasruddin questioned.

"Well," said the policeman gravely, "Your ball flew out onto the main road and crashed through the windscreen of a BMW. The car driver lost control and crashed into six other cars and a fire engine. The fire engine was unable to reach the fire in time and the building burned down. Now, what do you intend to do about it?"

Mula Nasruddin thought it over very carefully and responded, "I think I'll close my stance a little bit, tighten my grip and lower my right thumb."

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Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 28 July from 11am-12pm at the residence of:


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Inspiration Talk, BBQ and Youth Hour

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www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)
www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

The Muslim Directory

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

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

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

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

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