......a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us ......



Sunday, 24 October 2010

 .Newsletter 0311




We wish all Hajjis and Hajianis who are are leaving or have left for Hajj this year


Hajj Maqbool and Hajj Mabroor



Multicultural festival draws the sun and the crowds


The Queensland Multicultural Festival brought out some 50,000 people to the Roma Street Parklands on Sunday (17 October).


It was staged on a gloriously sunny day and turned into a one-stop cultural festival extravaganza.

The free Queensland Multicultural Festival featured more than 94 cultures showcasing their traditions with dance, music, performances, workshops and more than 100 food, craft and information stalls.

With more than 85 performances across six stages, the festival had something for every person of every age.


The Crescents of Brisbane food stall was a hive of activity throughout the day, as were the stalls run by the Turkish, Indonesian, Fijian and Indian communities.

Young Queenslander of the Year, Yasmin Abdel-Magied (pictured second from the right), was among the official speakers who welcomed the new citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony held on the festival grounds.

The CCN Wedding Scene



Reception at the Greek Hall

Nikaah at the Kuraby Mosque

The nikaah of Laaiqah Ally, daughter of Mohammed and Mairoon Nisa Ally and Fahim, son of Abul Hashem and Nasrin Khondaker took place at the Kuraby Mosque in Brisbane on Sunday 10/10/10 at 10.10am.


Fahim's ustad (Islamic teacher), Imam Ikram Buksh, performed the formal ceremony assisted by Imam Akram Buksh and Imam Abdul Quddoos Al-Azhari before a gathering of well-wishers. Ladies were able to watch the nikaah at the Mosque through a television link to the upstairs of the mosque - a first at the Kuraby Mosque.


The reception, held at the Greek Hall (Creek Road), was split over two Sundays to accommodate the friends and families of the Ally and Khondaker families.


Laaiqah, who is an occupational therapist by profession, was resplendent in her haute couture bridal gown designed and created for her in India. Fahim, a Corporate Financial Advisor, was equally dashing in his custom-made Indian suit.


Fahim was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but grew up in South Africa. His family later moved to Australia where he completed his final years of high school and studied at University. Laaiqah was born in Durban South Africa, and moved with her family to Australia in 1994. completed all schooling in Australia.

The couple headed out during week for a honeymoon in Malaysia.


Both families asked CCN to convey their sincere thanks to the many people who helped with the wedding preparations.

Plea to save the Thornlie prayer facility


WA: The Gosnells City Council has made a recommendation to close the prayer facility at the Australian Islamic College, Thornlie (17 Tonbridge Way, Thornlie) due to parking and other issues on Fridays.


The council will be meeting on Tuesday 26th October to possibly vote on this issue.


According to Sheikh Burhaan the prayer facility has been servicing the Muslim Community in and around the Shire of Gosnells for nearly 20 years. There are no other similar prayer service facilities available in the Shire of Gosnells.


"The Australian Islamic College (AIC) community has been working very hard to accommodate and address the requirements of Council and the local community," Sheikh Burhaan said.  "We have taken measures to rectify all concerns however Council continue to raise new issues and dismiss efforts on the part of the community to find a amicable resolution."


Patrons of the prayer facility have regularly been asked to adhere to all Council parking restriction and utilize public transport, carpool or park in the nearest public parking area in Thornlie Square.


Sheikh Burhaan has made a special plea to those who can to attend the meeting of the Council at 6.30pm at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre Council Chambers, 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells or to email (council@gosnells.wa.gov.au and mayor@gosnells.wa.gov.au), write (City of Gosnells. PO Box 662, Gosnells WA 6990) or call the council (Fax: 08 9397 3333 Phone: 08 9397 3000) to express your support for a prayer facility at the AIC (Thornlie).


A petition form is also available for completion.


For further information: Shk Burhaan 0416 332 507

Maqsood on MCF Mission



After his return from the affected areas in Pakistan where he was organizing the distribution of food and aid on behalf of MCF, Dr Maqsood of the Gold Coast came back with the news that there was a desperate need now for quilts in the northern areas where it snows.


With whole villages having had houses/shacks wiped out and the people having to live in tents or other makeshift shelters to shield themselves from the oncoming winter there was also a need for one room shelters made of brick and steel for these families.

The following photo gallery shows pictures of the distribution of quilts that were delivered voluntarily by army staff using choppers and trucks.





Photo gallery



Mochachos makes its mark in Brisbane


You'd have been forgiven for thinking you were at a local community wedding reception if you were amongst the first to join the long queue on Thursday evening waiting to savour the much anticipated tastes of exotic Mexican flavoured flame grilled chicken.


The food court at the Westfield Garden City was a sea of familiar faces taking advantage of the Thursday late-night shopping hours to welcome in the first Mochachos Chicken Villages franchise in Australia.


The popular South African franchise concept opened this week under the ownership of the Adamjee family (Basheer and Shenaaz), and if Thursday's turnout is any indication then Garden City is going to be the shopping centre of choice for many a diner.

Flown over from Johannesburg to oversee the operations of the fledgling fast food outlet franchise training manager and head chef, Sophie Maduna (pictured right), plans to take in as much of Queensland as she can during her short stay in the country.


As he munched his way through a burrito and followed it very soon afterwards with an el' supremo,  CCN's Man-on-the-Mussalaah could only be interrupted long enough to offer up this comment:


Sabroso, cocina de buen gusto!


which we have discovered, on good authority, roughly translates from Mexican to great tasting cuisine or kitchen of good taste.


So there you have it! Straight from a connoisseur's mouth!


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Islamic Medical Association of Qld (IMAQ) Update


The recently formed Brisbane-based Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ) issued its first report on its activities highlighting the details on its launch, its role in the forthcoming Pakistan Appeal Fund Raiser, it's inaugural CME meeting, and its acceptance as an associate member on the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) a worldwide association of medical associations.


IMAQ has notched up in excess of 120.members to date.


Read the full update

Call for Qurbani


The United Islamic Cultural Centre of Australia (UICCA) has been sending qurbani to its madrasahs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines for the past 4 to 5 years.


This year, because of the crisis that has occurred in Pakistan, they plan to send qurbani to Pakistan from Australia and Europe.


All qurbani sent to Pakistan will be slaughtered at their madrasahs in Punjab, Lahore, and all qurbani will be given to the Talebeyi Uloom and then the Muslim community.


Selim Yigit, the Turkish Imam of the Brisbane branch of the organization told CCN that they were embarking on a campaign to collect qurbani monies for qurbani in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Pakistan which this year will be $100 dollars.


For more details about this initiative click here.

NT Muslim girl 'pulls down bully's pants'


A six-year-old Muslim girl has been banned from a Darwin school bus after she pulled a boy's pants down after he repeatedly teased her about her hijab.

Iran Ghavami was given a five day ban from Buslink after she sought revenge on the seven-year-old boy, who had been allegedly bullying her and telling her to take off the headscarf, the NT News reported.

The teasing made her "sad and angry at the same time", motivating the Year One girl to take revenge.

The ban means Iran will be unable to get to her primary school, 30km away from their home in the NT town of Marrakai.

Her mother Lorraine Gerassimopoulos said the ban was a bit harsh for a six-year-old.

"We would have preferred a warning so we could have sat down and talked about this incident but they are stopping her from going to school," she said.

Buslink defended the five-day ban, saying it complied with the Territory's Code of Conduct for School bus travel.

The company did not say if the boy had also faced a ban.


Nine News


[Editor] A “dacking” is an Australian colloquialism that means “abruptly pulling someone else’s pants down”.



Susan Carland writing on her blog Pop Muslim had this to say on the matter:


I’m sure as a responsible parent, I should be clucking my tongue and saying if someone is bullying you, you should tell a teacher, not take matters into your own hands, use your words, etc. But you know what? Sometimes taking matters into your own little hands in a way that doesn’t cause any physical harm, but tells the bully exactly where it’s at, IS a good idea.

Leaving aside the bus company’s response (which I think is unnecessarily draconian), I also think it was such a clever response. I can just imagine her little six year old thoughts, “You want me to take off some of my clothes? Let’s see how you like it, then, you punk.” This little girl, Iran, has shown the kind of self-confidence I hope my own children have when facing this sort of antagonism. She didn’t hurt him, but she did let him know she wasn’t going to be pushed around. And she also showed him in a way that makes sense to a seven year old boy how it would feel to take her hijab off in public. The fact that Iran said he repeatedly tormented her about her hijab at school, and there was no mention of this bullying being addressed at her school highlights exactly why Iran probably did decide to deal with it herself.

And as a woman who wears hijab who has faced many similar comments, the kind of wearing-me-down-enough-is-enough comments about my clothes, I have to say: I might just follow Iran’s example next time someone tells me to take off my hijab.

Send your comments on the subject to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.



Response from the president of Muslims Australia (AFIC), Ikebal Patel.


"I Want To Leave A Positive Legacy": Hashim Amla

by Haroon Khan of Brisbane writing for PakPassion

For the calm and composed Hashim Amla, it has been a challenging climb to find his feet on the international cricket stage.


Being a devout Muslim and the first South African of Indian descent to break into a highly competitive South African side in 2004, there was even talk of Amla as a potential future captain of the Proteas.


The pressure was beginning to show as he struggled to come to terms with the step up from first class to international cricket.


However, those close to him have long known of his supreme talent, and he did finally break the shackles and cement his spot in the team following a string of impressive performances this year.

As Amla prepares for his first series in the Middle East against Pakistan, he caught up with PakPassion.net to portray his views on the strength of the opposition following its recent turmoil as well as a look at his career to date and his future ambitions.



Haroon Khan

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Pakistan Rebuild Project update by Zuleka Latif


Zuleka Latif (right) a long way from the comfort of her home in the Gold Coast is seen here with one of the many families who were beneficiaries of the housing project

Shamshaad Osman and I have recently returned from a trip to Pakistan. Photographs and video footage barely scrape the surface of the true devastation and suffering the floods have caused. Hearing the stories of those who lived in flood-affected villages, you get a sense how suddenly the floods overcame them. Within a short space of time many of them lost all of their humble belongings, things that took years to gather, not to mention the loss of many lives ....all gone in one flood.

Some villages have received aid in the way of food and tents, while many others have received nothing, typically due to poor road access. Most of the people we met have retreated back to their land from the highways their tents were pitched on. They now live amongst the mud and rubble to protect and reclaim the patch of land they call home. Hearing their stories and witnessing their living conditions was a truly heartbreaking experience.

I must thank everyone who contributed to the housing project. We have registered the rebuild of some 250 houses, with 65 homes having been started during our visit. Yet another 35 homes were commenced over the last week. The rebuild project is being managed by Dr. Rubina and overseen by several young Pakistani men who have been volunteered by their respective companies. These volunteers provide allocated monies to each family, with this being provided in stages for the initial sorting of bricks and clearing of rubble, followed by the purchase of cement, laying foundation and bricklaying. Arrangements have also been made to bore for clean water, with most of the current water supplies being contaminated as a consequence of the floods. We have also purchased 650 blankets for distribution, with this being a necessity in the upcoming cold winter season.

Alhamdulillah, this model for rebuilding homes and villages has been very successful, and has been made possible with the generous support of so many of you. Many other aid organisations have since adopted similar schemes.

The work which has been done to date is really only a drop in the ocean compared with what lies ahead. The destruction is widespread and this will remain an ongoing project, with every cent donated being used directly in aid. For those who haven’t had the opportunity to donate funds, and would like to make a contribution please do not hesitate to call Zuleka on 0400142786.

For a selection of photographs taken during our journey please click here.

Workshop on Islam with Indonesian students

 By: Arba’iyah Satriani undertaking a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication at Griffith University

IMCoGU and family members

Being a minority Muslim community in the Western country like Australia, it is not often easy for many Indonesians to adapt to a new way of life. Coming to Australia, many Indonesian Muslims forget that there are so many types and concepts of Islam. Some Indonesians, for example, are surprised to find people praying in ways so different from their own way of doing things.

In order to help the Indonesian students cope within the community the IMCoGU (Indonesian Muslim Community of Griffith University) held a workshop last Saturday on the topic: “Understanding many concepts in Islam” at the Griffith University Nathan campus. The main speaker was Achmad Zainal Arifin, a PhD student at the University. The discussion was very stimulating and the workshop was attended by many students and their families.

The IMCoGU was established two years ago in order to facilitate the Islamic activities of the Indonesian students and their families. These workshops are usually held in the third week of every month with various speakers from within and outside of the University.

A vey attentive audience

(left to right) Zainal Fathoni, Bambang and Achmad Zainal Arifin

The Muslim Welfare Shop Update

By Janeth Deen 

We have successfully delivered two consignments of clothing for the boat people and members of the Queensland Muslim Welfare Association Inc/Muslim Charitable Foundation will meet with the administrators of the Brisbane Detention Centres on Wednesday 27th October to assess the needs of the people in detention.


The goods we delivered were gratefully accepted and distributed to the two detention centres in Brisbane. We will bring further updates after the meeting.

People are still leaving goods outside our welfare shop when it is closed.


The unattended goods are at the mercy of the locals who take out what they want and scatter the rest around the carpark.


This creates extra work for Janeth Deen who then has to collect the goods and wash and iron them or throw what has been destroyed in the rubbish bin. If the shop is closed, and it is on Thursday after 12pm and on Sundays.


The lady in the fish and chip shop around the corner will take the goods for us and hold them until the shop opens.


Also, on wet days we receive many wet items which also creates a problem as Janeth does not have a dryer and it has been raining consistently during some of the weeks recently.

We are thankful for donations given which have kept the shop running for almost two years.


It is great that people are delivering the goods to the store as we do not have staff to collect goods for us and most of the other charities have disposed of collection bins as they cause so much extra expense.

Many people have benefited from the Welfare shop since it has been established, and we will, InshAllah, continue to carry out this work to the best of our ability.

Islam Questions and Answers 20/20, PART 3




Next week Part 4

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Dear Editor,

I wish to comment on the photos of Mary MacKillop in lingerie as published by Zoo magazine. As a Muslim, and I can safely say I echo the views of all Muslims in Brisbane, that it is most disgusting to print such photos and we strongly condemn such publications. No matter what religion a person is, we respect them for who they are and what they are.

Faisel Essof  

Around the Muslim World with CCN


US radio fires analyst after remark about Muslims

Washington: Longtime news analyst Juan Williams (pictured right), who has written extensively on race and civil rights in the US, has been fired by National Public Radio after saying on the Fox News Channel that he gets nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane.

NPR, which is partially government funded, issued a statement late Wednesday saying his contract as a senior news analyst was being terminated after Williams' comments Monday on "The O'Reilly Factor."

Host Bill O'Reilly brought on guests to discuss his appearance last week on ABC's "The View" during which Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set in protest of O'Reilly's views on Muslims.

"Where am I going wrong here, Juan?" O'Reilly asked.

Williams, 56, responded that too much political correctness can get in the way of reality.

"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the Civil Rights movement in this country," Williams said.

"But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."

A phone message left for Williams at his home in Washington seeking comment was not immediately returned Thursday.

Williams appeared briefly Thursday on Fox News and said he was abruptly fired Wednesday by Ellen Weiss, NPR's vice president for news. He said he told Weiss he meant what he said on the O'Reilly show, but that she told him he had made a bigoted statement and crossed a line.

"I said, 'You mean I don't even get the chance to come in and we do this eyeball-to-eyeball, person-to-person, have a conversation? I've been there more than 10 years," Williams said. He said Weiss responded that "there's nothing you can say that would change my mind."

Williams stood by his remarks Thursday and said his statement was not bigoted.

Before he was fired, Williams' comments drew a response from Islamic civil rights groups.

In a statement Wednesday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said such commentary from a journalist about other racial, ethnic or religious minority groups would not be tolerated.

Conservative bloggers defended Williams on Thursday, blasting NPR's decision.

"All Juan Williams did is say both exactly how he feels and how many, many other Americans feel on this subject," wrote Erick Erickson on his "Red State" blog. "The man's body of work makes clear he is no bigot. But we sure can't offend Muslims can we?"

Gulf News



Controversial pastor gets free car for not burning Quran

The Rev. Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who caused a firestorm last month when he came close to staging a public Quran burning, is getting a new car courtesy of a New Jersey dealership.

In the run-up to the planned book-burning, Brad Benson Hyundai in New Brunswick offered Jones a vehicle if the pastor backed down on his threat.

“We heard on the news that he was going to burn the Quran," Benson Hyundai general manager David Canton said.

After condemnations from around the world, Jones called off the burning.

A representative from Jones' church, Dove World Outreach Center, called Benson Hyundai recently to see whether the offer was still good, Canton said.

It was. Jones is getting a 2011 Hyundai Accent, valued at around US$13,600.

"He stood up to his end of the bargain and we’re standing up to ours,” Canton said.

Apparently Jones will be donating the car to a Muslim charity.


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KB's Culinary Corner


Pumpkin Pudding


KB SAYS: The golden colours and sweet flavours of pumpkin are wonderful in all kinds of dishes from soups to this week's tasty desert. I made this on Friday to go with curry kitchri that we had for Jumma lunch. I particularly like to use jap pumpkins because I have found that they have a nutty-flavour and their yellowish/orange flesh is softer and drier than most other varieties I have used in the past. This pudding is best served warm with ice cream or cream.



½ pumpkin, cooked and mashed.
3 eggs, beaten
1 tin condensed milk
¾ cup shredded coconut
¾ cup milk

Mix all the above ingredients and place in a greased oven proof casserole

Dot the top with pieces of butter

Sprinkle with nutmeg

Bake at 180degrees for approx 1 hour or until light brown


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 Q&A Keep Fit Column from New York



 How I kept fit & healthy while on holidays



New York is a great place to keep fit as the city itself is 25km long.. so I walked and walked and walked!

It also boasts the biggest department store in the world - Macy's, spanning 10 floors and covering an entire city block (at least twice the size of a
Brisbane city block), so I chose the stairs instead of the elevators..

Central Park is where I went running in the morning to set myself up for a great day of sight-seeing and shopping.. and I even fit in some outdoor
ice-skating at the Rockerfeller Centre - boy was I sore, but it was all worthwhile!

Back at the hotel I 'took some weight off' by challenging my upper body with some push-ups and sit-ups. And of course some yoga poses and
stretches to relax the muscles.

My Menu-Makeover:
Eggwhite omelettes with smoked salmon OR cereal with fruit

Wholemeal burger bun with tuna OR salad sandwich

Grilled fish with salad OR wholemeal seafood pizza

Lots of low-fat snacks in between ... My water bottle went all over with me!


Thought I'd provide CCN readers with a quick story based on my experiences in New York and especially in relation to the Mosque near the new World Trade Centre.

After spending a few weeks travelling around the USA I must say that I found the Americans a very friendly and accommodating bunch.


My paranoia with wearing my scarf was quickly proven exactly that, paranoia. At no time did I feel discriminated against and at no time did I feel I was under any kind of threat.


On the contrary, I enjoyed my experience thoroughly and girls, the shopping was absolutely brilliant!!! Especially once I worked out where to shop and how to get there efficiently.

As far as the controversial 'mosque' site is concerned, I did spend some time at the site which is approximately 100 metres north of ground zero (see spot marked 'A' on the map in the photo gallery below)


The proposed site at 51 Park Place, NY, the ground floor is actually used as an existing mosque and is most active on Friday's for Jumuah. What some might not be aware of is that the project, nicknamed Park 51, is in actual fact a USD $120mil, 15-storey, multi-faith centre development with a mosque in the basement (yes, below the ground floor).


Other proposed inclusions in Park 51 are:

a) almost 25% allocation of space to a sports, fitness and spa centre which will be open to the public
b) a playground
c) a childcare centre
d) a restaurant
e) an exhibition area for hire

What most also ignore is that Park 51 will contain a multi-faith memorial dedicated to the events of 9/11 which will be constructed on the 12th floor. As for the timeline for Park 51, the developer believes construction will most likely commence in 2012-2013!


The photos show the renderings of the proposed multi-faith centre.

The shops around the Park Place site are quite cosy and there is even an Amish Market a few shops down the road.

As for the Imam (Feisal Abdul Rauf), he has lived in and around NY for the last 40 years and took quite some time to find this new location for Park 51. He is apparently known for his message of peace and harmony and has openly condemned the attacks of 9/11. He was born in Kuwait and has long been identified as a softly spoken advocate for peace.

So there you have it, a first hand account of my experience in and around New York and around the proposed Park 51 site.

Thanks and salaams









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 had a terrible day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one.


On his way home, he stopped at the fishmonger and ordered four rainbow trout.


He told the fishmonger, "Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?"

"Why do you want me to throw them at you?" Asked the salesman?


"So that I am able to tell my wife, in all honesty, that I caught them." said Mula Nasruddin.

"Okay, but I suggest that you take the salmon."


"Why’s that?"


"Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take salmon. That's what she'd like for supper tonight." replied the fishmonger with a grin.

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Pakistan Flood Relief Fund Raiser

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)

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4 November


Abrahamic Faiths Concert

Multi-faith Centre GU

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Ladies Taleem


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


Sharifa Gutta

50 Caribbea Street

Eight Mile Plains

Tel: 07 032190587
All ladies welcome


Inspiration talk, pizza, BBQ, fun and games

Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.
Where: AMYN Islamic Youth Centre, 16/157 North Road, Woodridge
When: Every Saturday,after Maghrib
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www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
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)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Co-ordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interestCo-ordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

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

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)

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

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

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