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Sunday, 5 December 2010

 .Newsletter 0317



Face-to-face with the Faces of Brisbane


On Wednesday ABC 612's Madonna King invited the stars of her series the Faces of Brisbane to be part of a special broadcast of Mornings with Madonna King at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Southbank.


Guest were asked to turn up in their national dresses, and take along a dish or something from their homeland.

In addition to cake, music and sharing stories, Ms King put together a panel of 4 key people who help immigrants to Australia: Andrew O'Neill director of the Griffith Asia Institute, Daniel Zingifuaboro President of the Queensland African Communities Council and Executive Director of ACCESS Services, Adele Rice principal of Milpera State School and Georgiana Poulter director of the Institute of Modern Languages.


Yasmin Ahmed of IWAQ won the Briz Quiz which included questions like: How much did it cost to make a ferry crossing across the Brisbane River in 1926; and how do you spell Mt. Coottha, etc.




Ola Abdelmaguid, Madonna King, Yasmin Ahmed and the Zimbabwean flag

The MDA Diversity Choir, which has been going for just over a year now with half of the members from African communities and the rest from many different nationalities and with Prince Williams as the Choir Master sang  two songs: the foot stomping traditional South African folk song Shosholoza (or, as the Terri Begley website calls it, "Show Sha Loza" ) and AFRICA.


You can listen to the MDA Diversity Choir renditions of

Shosholoza or download the audio



AFRICA  or download the audio

Soon after the series was aired earlier this year, CCN picked out our very own local stars (Zubeida Abrahams, Leila Akubar, Yasmin Ahmed, Ola Abdelmaguid and Rehana Bibi) from the Faces of Brisbane programme in a feature in CCN299 in which they described how they came to be in Brisbane, talked about their homeland and their perceptions of their new home.

MDA Diversity Choir with Choir Master Prince Williams on the right

Madonna King, Yasmin Ahmed, Terri Begley, Ola Abdelmaguid and Janeth Deen

Mohamed heads for Mecca


Abdi Hersi, Mohamed Hersi and Qari Fida Ur Rahman at the Kuraby Mosque

Mohamed Hersi (13) from Brisbane has been selected to participate in this year’s King Abdul Aziz International Quran Competition in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.


Although Mohamed memorized half of the Quran, he will be contesting in the category of 10 sections (Juzz) of the Quran.


Mohamed will be accompanied by his father Abdi Hersi.

Mr Hersi told CCN that Mohamed’s success is largely due to the dedication and commitment of his mother, Meimuna Affey, who has been encouraging and supporting the young lad since the age of 8.

The 33rd King Abdul Aziz International Quran Competition for the Memorization, Recitation and Interpretation of the Holy Quran will be held in Mecca between 27 December 2010 and 2 January 2011.


As many as 130 contestants represent dozens of countries and several Islamic centers and organisations from across the world each year. The eight-day event is usually organised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance.

It is yet another significant achievement for Qari Fida Ur Rahman's Madressah and the Kuraby Mosque in succeeding in fielding another candidate for this international competition. Qari Fida Ur Rahman runs the Medrassah of Rowdat Al-Atfal out of the Kuraby Mosque. In 2005, two other Brisbanites, Karim Boualem (14) and Mohannat Chouchane (9), travelled to Mecca to take part in the competition.

AFIC activities for the year


A round up of the year's activities is provided for by Muslims Australia (AFIC) by its president, Ikebal Patel.

It includes a summary of the major projects and initiatives in which the Muslim peak body has been engaged in from the Parliament of World Religions and the many schools under its administration to its halal services.

You can download the full report here.

Queensland's donations distributed by Doc


A substantial sum of money collected by the Muslim community of Queensland for the Pakistan relief aid was administered in Pakistan recently by local Gold Coast GP Dr Maqsood Hasan (pictured left) and his family on behalf of the charity organization MCF.

Dr Hasan travelled to Pakistan with his wife, Dr. Asifa Hasan and daughter, Dr. Marrium Hasan (pictured right),  to ensure that food hampers, blankets, building materials etc. were distributed to the right sources. There they worked closely with retired army generals who were familiar with the territory and the local population.

Dr. Hasan told CCN that the Queensland community should be commended for their generosity as was the case when the Gold Coast Mosque raised some $55 000 over a weekend. Funds from MCF in excess of $30 000 were used to distribute quits and blankets in the Swat district.

The good doctor is back on the Coast now and has photos to share here in CCN as well as his chat with Nicole Dyer on Radio ABC Gold Coast.

Donations for the detainees


The Queensland Muslim Welfare Association (QMFA) is appealing for donations of scooters, skate boards, bicycles and helmets for the children being housed in the detention centres in Brisbane.


Toys that have already been donated to the Welfare shop have been delivered to the centres.

QMFA purchased two Barbie dolls for a young girl celebrated her eight birthday after a request from her father.


There is another request for a gift for a thirteen year old boy. His birthday is on the 13th December. If any CCN reader is willing to donate a gift for the boy, contact Janeth Deen on 0435 086 796.

The children in the centres spend most of their time with craft activities and board games.


In Brisbane their are two centres, the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation at Hemmant and Virginia Palms. There are forty residents at BITA and one hundred at Virginia Palms.

The women would welcome any donated lengths of material in order to make clothes and fill in time. They are also involved in knitting and other craft activities. Wool would be appreciated. The pregnant ladies have requested one set of new clothes for their expected babies.

Books, magazines and music in the languages spoken by the Afghanis, Iranians, Sri Lankan and Burmese would be much appreciated as would prayer mats and beads.

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Room for rent in a brand new house in Calamvale.

    Bed and desk provided if you need it.
    Contact Adam on 0411 704 786.


Sydney's AMWC purchases property for centre


The Australian Muslim Welfare Centre (AMWC) in New South Wales announced the settlement of the purchase of a 5 acre property with a house located in the corner of Ingleburn & Minto (13–17 Eagleview Road) under Campbelltown City Council (Sydney) on Friday, 26th November 2010.


The final price of the property was $765,000, out of which the AMWC was been able to raise $615,000 from donations.

AMWC borrowed another $150,000 from others as short term Qard Hasan (interest free loan).

The primary aim of securing this property is to establish an Islamic Centre Complex with a Mosque and other facilities for the growing Muslim community.



Bosnian Bulletin from Brisbane

By Safet Avdich 



Latest issue




The CCN Middle Link (Repeat)




This is a job opportunity for a part time/casual accountant in the new year. The applicant should, preferably, have experience in the following areas: MYOB, either Solution 6 or Accountants Office, Income Tax, BAS preparation and Simple Super.


Email yasmeen@seedataccounting.com.au for more information.


Teachers for newly established school

The Eman Islamic Academy (North Brisbane) is looking out for Primary Teachers and Teacher Aides.


More information.

Teacher position at AIIC


The Australian International Islamic College Is seeking a Registered Teacher with Library and IT skills for 2011 at their Durack Campus.

Please email CV with Teacher Registration to principal@aiic.qld.edu.au or phone 07 3372-1400



The Inbox


Dear CCN



Regretfully, we have had to make the hard decision to close our bakery down. Due to diminishing customers through poor parking, poor accessibility, the unkept centre & its facilities, and very slow economic times – means we can no longer afford to keep our doors open. The last day of operation will be SUNDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2010.

On behalf of John, Camron and Rosie we would like to thank our many loyal Muslim customers for your support & kind words over the past 12 months, it has been greatly appreciated. We hope that a new Halal bakery opens its doors in a better location in the near future, so you can once again enjoy tasty hot pies and yummy sweets & treats.

John, Camron & Rosie

Dear CCN


Assalam-u-Alaikum! I enjoy reading the CCN Newsletter. The amount of effort that you are putting in this newsletter is praise worthy. May Allah give more strength to you guys so that you can continue this good work for a long time. Ameen!


Hasan Siddiqui

Dear Brothers and Sisters

I hope this email finds you in good health and even better eman. If you feel that your health is good but your eman may need a polish then there is an upcoming event that will be held at the AMYN centre.

This exclusive event is the....


The event will held across 3 Sundays starting from the 5th of December 2010.
Starting from 7am and going to 7pm with breaks in between, this event is sure to be an uplifting experience.
You may say that oh well I can just stay at home and read the whole collection but lets be serious, how many of us have actually done that. Even more so, how many of us have made intentions over and over again only to not full fill them. I know I have.

Look you don't have to be there for the whole day and you are welcome to come and go as you please.
Do come, and forward this email to your friends and share in the experience and the great rewards that is better than any flyby reward system.

Imagine...... in only 3 days, you could possibly complete the entire collection of these famous hadith that we as muslims should all know and be aware of as it concerns our everyday lives.

Don't wait, register your interest at- info@amynweb.com or email- islam-is@live.com.au

Hey at least this way we know how many people to welcome

It will be worth while....just do it

Hope to see you there


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Around the Muslim World with CCN


The Significant Other 

Barack Obama’s grandmother prayed on a pilgrimage to Mecca for him to convert to Islam, it has emerged.

Ever since he launched his White House campaign, the U.S. President has been dogged by speculation over his religion.

Mr Obama

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333036/Obamas-grandmother-prays-convert-Islam-Hajj-pilgrimage-Mecca.html#ixzz16OSoMupt




What once set Hashim Amla apart from his teammates has now made the Proteas batsman one of the most popular sportsmen in South Africa.



Read a profile of the South African cricketing star.






UAE national Day celebrations

Children get into festive spirit at the parade along the Abu Dhabi Corniche on National Day.







Abu Dhabi: One could not escape seeing the UAE flag with every blink as over a thousand people gathered on the Cornish to commemorate the momentous occasion of the UAE's 39th National Day.

The pride and love for the UAE, as real or adopted homeland, was prominently displayed, whether on a face paint, printed on scarves, or worn as a dress where Emiratis, expatriates, adults, children, men and women all assembled for a carnival parade.


Gulf News






Mosque saves over 15,000 gallons of water in a month


The Abu Hamed Al Gazali Mosque in Dubai recorded instant water savings after installing 20 self-closing mixers.

Dubai: A huge amount of water has been saved from one Dubai mosque after self-stopping taps were installed in the ablution area.

The consumption of water dropped by more than 15,000 gallons of water in one month — an overall saving of 30 per cent.

German bathroom fixtures company, Grohe, donated 20 self-closing mixers to the Abu Hamed Al Gazali Mosque in Dubai and recorded instant water savings compared to a similar period the year before.

The mixer can be adjusted to flow for up to seven, 15 or 30 seconds which limits the amount of water wasted in the mosque's ablution areas. After the expired time, the water flow stops automatically without the user needing to turn off the mixer.

From a consumption of 45,509 gallons in one month, the mosque reduced its water consumption to 30,205 gallons with the new taps.


Gulf News



Khalifa on Forbes' most powerful people list

Dubai: Forbes Middle East announced the ranking of the 68 most powerful people in the world in its December issue.

Ranked 56th was UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, (pictured right) who has been the president since 2004 after succeeding his father, late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

In a special article, entitled 'Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a man of difficult situations', the magazine focused on the successful and continuous economic and cultural developments that Shaikh Khalifa has achieved and highlighted a number of key situations experienced by Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Chinese President, Hu Jintao, was ranked first ahead of his American counterpart, Barack Obama, who ranked second and fell from the top position which he held last year.

Saudi King Abdullah, who appears on the front cover of the magazine, was ranked third in the world.

The magazine hailed the effective role of Shaikh Khalifa in guiding the UAE economy to progress and prosperity. The UAE economy is the third largest economy in the region with a GDP estimated at $230 billion, and ranked 25th in the world, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, which was recently released by The Economic Forum World.

Gulf News.com

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This week

CCN recommends


Lazarus Rising


John Howard



John Howard spent decades under media scrutiny, and while his credentials as a political leader, devoted family man and sports tragic are beyond dispute, in this autobiography he reveals much more about himself. In Lazarus Rising, Howard traces his personal and political journey, from childhood in the post-World War II era through to the present day, painting a fascinating picture of a changing Australia. We see the youngster who had to overcome serious deafness and who latched onto the family passion for current affairs and politics. From school debating, to a legal career, to the Liberal Party and life with Janette, it all seemed such a natural progression. Yet no one would say that Howard had it easy; not when his own colleagues sidelined him . . . twice. An economic radical and social conservative, John Howard's ideology united many Australians and divided just as many others.


Long before he attained the role of prime minister, he first had to convince his fellow Liberals that he was the man they needed. To do that, he had to tough it out; it took several attempts and many years biding his time. When he finally got his turn to take on the ALP, he proved wrong all his doubters, and showed a whole nation that it had been a mistake ever to underestimate John Howard. He led the Liberal Party to victory in four elections and became the second-longest-serving PM in the nation's history. Lazarus Rising is history seen through the eyes of the ultimate insider; an account of a 30-year political career. No prime minister of modern times has reshaped Australia and its place in the world as forcefully as John Howard. As part of his reform agenda he privatized Telstra, dismantled excessive union power and compulsory trade union membership, instituted the unpopular Goods and Services Tax, and established the ‘work for the dole' scheme.


Then there are the insights into political leadership and character, the stuff that drives history. Without his deep reserves of resilience - and the support of a strong wife and loving family - there would have been no Prime Minister John Howard walking the world stage. He tells us how he responded on issues vital to Australia, such as gun control, the aftermath of 9/11, Iraq and the rising tide of asylum-seekers. He also shares his thoughts on his former Treasurer and leadership aspirant, Peter Costello, and the Rudd-Gillard debate. Lazarus Rising takes us through the life and motivations of John Howard and through the forces which have changed and shaped both him and the country he led for 11 years.


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

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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


Sesame Seed Chicken / Tal Tukra Chicken


KB SAYS: This recipe is supplied by Shenaaz Momla and I prepared it with a few variations.

It can also be prepared in advance and frozen after Step 3 making it easy when you have unexpected guests.


6 pieces of Breast Chicken tenderized and each breast cut into 3 pieces or more.

Step 1
Marinade chicken with the following for approx ½ an hour.
1 tsp crushed garlic
I tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp garlic flakes
1 tsp crushed jeeru (Cumin seeds)
½ tsp black pepper

Step 2
Dip chicken into the following mixture:
1 cup buttermilk
Juice of I lemon
2 Tab Perinaisse
¼ tsp black pepper
½ tsp red chilli powder

Step 3
Coat Chicken in the following mix:
1 pkt Cream Cracker or Arnott’s Jatz Original Biscuits crushed
250g Sesame seeds
½ tsp red chilli powder
Coat chicken well by pressing the chicken between 2 hands so that the crumbs do not fall out.


Step 4
Grease oven tray with butter or ghee or olive oil. Place the chicken on the tray and place pieces of butter, on top of the chicken pieces or drizzle with olive oil and bake on 180degrees for approx 10mins on one side then turn over and repeat. The chicken must be golden brown in colour and tender and juicy. Be careful not to overcook.

Serve with a perinaisse dip, chips or baby potatoes and a healthy green salad.


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



With school holidays just around the corner, here's what to watch for whatever your work-out stage

If you're:


DON'T: go too hard too soon.
DO: be consistent. Build up your exercise habit with regular walks - people who go walking are more likely to stick to a fitness regimen.
TOP TIP: Try three 10min workouts throughout the day. It can be as effective as a single 30min workout.


DON'T: Stick to the same routine.
DO: Try something new - maybe a different class, different moves, or an outdoor workout session (Kayaking, hiking, etc). Muscle 'confusion' - which happens when you change your routine, will definitely boost your progress!
TOP TIP: If you walk or run, try adding some skipping and incline intervals into your routine.


DON'T: skip your post workout stretch.
DO: create a ritual stretch program/session. It's key to preventing injury, resetting muscle tension and keeping the body in alignment.
TOP TIP: strengthen the 'tight' muscles and stretch the strong ones.








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


One Wednesday, Mula Nasruddin went to a doctor to talk about his wife.


He says to the doctor, "Doctor, I think my wife is deaf because she never hears me the first time and I always have to repeat things."

"Well," the doctor replied, "Go home and tonight stand about 15 feet from her and say something to her. If she doesn't reply move about 5 feet closer and say it again. Keep doing this so that we'll get an idea about the severity of her deafness".

Sure enough, Mula Nasruddin goes home and does exactly as instructed.


He starts off about 15 feet from his wife in the kitchen as she is chopping some vegetables and says, "Kulsum dear, what's for dinner?"


He hears no response.


He moves about 5 feet closer and asks again. No reply.


He moves 5 feet closer. Still no reply. He gets fed up and moves right behind her, about an inch away, and asks again, "Kulsum, what's for dinner?"

Betty says, "That's the fourth time you asked me and for the fourth time - it's beans and chappati."

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Events and Functions

5 December


Charity Dinner

with comedian

Nazeem Hussain


Islamic Programmes, Education & Services


AIIC performance

AIIC Gold Coast campus

Islamic College of Brisbane



Maths Tutoring service

From years 6-10

Math A, B and C for years 11 &12
Ahlam Haddad

Tel: 32191554

email: haddada5@hotmail.com.

Brisbane  Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

pdf version


Seerah Classes UMB

Qu'ran Reading & Islamic Studies

Kuraby Mosque

Businesses and Services

Nandos Mt Gravatt


Forex Coaching

by Azhar Khan

pdf version


1300 126 122

Brochure front pdf version


December & January



Brisbane Diagnostics



Jamal Naouri

Real Estate Agent

Islamic Couture

Kimaya Fashions



Mina Collection


Where Style meets Modesty


Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range



Body & Beauty

Brochure 1

Brochure 2

Sunrise Pizza


FULL MENU pdf version




Calamvale Central
Shop 60-61 662

Compton Road

Tel: 07 3272 2299

Lezzet Restaurant

Yasmeen Seedat

Accounting Services


Shop 45A Inala Plaza

156 Inala Avenue, Inala

Mt Egmont Bakery

for the best in

halal pavlovas

Brumby's Bakery

Big Gun Shopping Centre, Underwood

Rawlins Taekwondo

Love ur Body

Phone: 3397 6863
Mob: 0431 446 528
910 Logan Rd

Holland Park West

Hydrotherapy & Swimming

classes for Muslim women

pdf version

Healthy Life


House of Nappies

FAMSY Bookstore

AK Surtie


Hummy's Automotive

Prop: Mohammed Shabbir

Junaid Ally

Ray White



Naadiya Karim


Bilal Solwa @ Reed

Sakina's Water Fitness

Ladies Only Classes



Migration Agent



Stick On Labels

The Quran Pen Reader

online at


Table & Chair Hire


Additional contact:

Ahmed Hassan

0433 531 593

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5 December


Charity Dinner & Comedy Night

Zaffar Khan

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

Eight Mile Plains

0400 162 163


7 December



Islamic New Year

16 December



Day of Ashura

15 February



Birth of the Prophet (pbuh)

29 June



Lailatul Mehraj

18 July



Lailatul Baraat

2 August



Start of Ramadhan

28 August



Lailatul Qadr

31 August



End of Ramadhan

1 September




7 November




27 November



Islamic New Year

6 December



Day of Ashura


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




Ladies Taleem


Taleem this week will be held on Thursday 9 December from 11am-12pm at the residence of:


Ayesha Goder

13 Stiller Drive

All ladies welcome


Girls Game Night

Sitting at home on a Saturday Night?

Want to do something constructive, but FUN?



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
Info: www.AMYNweb.com
Everyone is invited




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Useful Links


Sunnah Inspirations

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

Kuraby Msque

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)
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

Islamic Council of Queensland  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland


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

Islamic Society of Darra



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