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



Sunday, 6 February 2011

 .Newsletter 0326



Remembering Sister Saleema


A second memorial gathering was held yesterday (Saturday) evening for the wife of Imam Quddoos, Sister Saleema, who lost her life, along with her two sisters-in-law and niece in a tragic boasting accident in late December of 2010.


Over 500 men, women and children were present at the Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) to hear Imam Fedaa Majzoob, Australian National Islamic Council's vice president speak of the loss to the community with the passing away of Sister Saleema.


Other speakers were Councillor Angela-Owen Taylor who represented Brisbane's Mayor, Campbell Newman and Julie Attwood MP who represented Queensland's Premier, Anna Bligh.


Mr Kyser Trad was the Master of Ceremonies and several local community leaders came on stage to express their condolences.

Islamic College of Melbourne opens its doors in 2011


Muslims Australia (AFIC) president Mr Ikebal Patel announced the opening of Muslims Australia’s newest school, the Islamic College of Melbourne in Tarneit.


Mr Patel expressed gratitude to the Department of Education in Victoria, Wyndham City Council and all partners of Muslims Australia who contributed to the establishment of this new school.


Mr Patel reiterated the importance of delivering quality education that is accessible and within the framework of Australian curriculum standards. “Our successes at Muslims Australia’s Malek Fahd Islamic School in Sydney, Islamic College of Brisbane, Islamic College of South Australia in Adelaide, Islamic School of Canberra and Langford Islamic School in Perth is a testament to my administrations’ commitment to provide quality education to all our children”.


Education and the pursuit of excellence in ones endeavour is the key to success, he said.


Commenting on the availability of Islamic schools, Mr Patel said that one can never have too much, when it comes to choice in education and services.

Australian-Indonesian Exchange


Applications are now open for the 2011 Australia-Indonesia Young Muslim Leaders Exchange.

Are you active in the Muslim community? Are you interested in a terrific opportunity to visit the world's most populous Muslim country and meet with a range of dynamic Muslim leaders in the community, Islamic schools, the government, NGOs, and more?


If you answered, “YES”, please consider applying for this programme. You will have a chance to travel around Indonesia and visit some of its most picturesque locations, as well as making valuable contacts among Indonesia's up and coming generation of community leaders.


All costs are paid by the programme. Please let your friends and contacts know about this opportunity. Application deadline is 11 February 2011. Enquiries can be addressed to milas@unimelb.edu.au or see the flyer for further information and visit www.icv.org.au.


Sign up for Sisters House


The "Sisters House" in Brisbane is starting a register of Muslim women's housing.

There will be two sections to the register - those offering accommodation and those needing accommodation.

Any sister with a room or dwelling to offer Muslim women can register, as well as any sisters who require somewhere to live and would like to share with other Muslim sisters.

Please email sistershouse@live.com.au to register your details.

All details with be kept confidential and only used for the purpose of helping sisters find suitable, safe and secure housing.

Multicultural event


Several ethnic community associations have joined together to hold a united one-off event on 5th March from 4 -7pm at the Queensland Police Service Academy, Rudd Street, Oxley.


Janeth Deen, through the Queensland Muslim Welfare Association Inc. will be representing all the communities which make up the Muslim community.

The hall will display the banners of each group. Anyone from the other Muslim organizations is welcome to bring their banners along.

Tickets will be $50 each and the event will have national dress, speeches by guest speakers, music and dance by ethnic groups, halal finger food, and an auction. Jessica Watson, Young Australian of the Year, will be the patron, and she will also make a speech.


People who attend are encouraged to dress in national costume to join in with the theme.

The event will have wide media coverage and many of the important Multicultural politicians will be there.


Janeth Deen is one of the ticket sellers and you can contact her on 0435 086 796.

Durban-to-Damascus turns into Cairo-to-Cape for Omar


Cadet journalist, Yusuf Omar, whose three-month hiking adventures through Africa have been followed by many CCN readers, found himself stranded in Cairo just as the protests against the Egyptian President Mubarak began in earnest.


Caught up in the middle of one of the biggest breaking stories of the year, Omar was on his way to South Africa to start his cadet course with Independent Newspapers in Cape Town when he learnt that his flight from Cairo had been cancelled.


"It was chaos there. You would have seen nothing like it. But at the same time it was the only stable place in the country then," Omar told newspapers on his arrival in South Africa. With the only clothes he had being the ones he was wearing, Omar was forced to use a bundle of cardboard as a makeshift bed as he prepared to settle down in anticipation of spending a second night on the cold marble airport floor.


After three days and three nights at the airport, Omar and 70 other South African-bound passengers were evacuated to Istanbul, Turkey.


From there it was Doha and finally Johannesburg. His much relieved mother, Bilkish, wrote to CCN:


Yusuf had 30 minutes to pack his bag for his three months cadetship. With no time to shower or eat, in the same clothes that he had been wearing for six days, he was rushed to ETV NEWS studios where he was interviewed live on the news at 12pm. ETV crew then took him to the airport where they interviewed him again for the 8pm news. He then left on the 4pm flight to Cape Town. Yusuf was in all the local newspapers and even had an article published in the Daily News.


The next morning he started his first day at work at 8.30. I think I'm the one that needs the holiday after all this, I am exhausted keeping up with him! This morning, ETV have offered to double his salary if he works for them, but he turned them down.


Independent newspapers have put up Omar, one of 10 budding newshounds selected from 1000 hopefuls, at the Holiday Inn with serviced rooms and all meals for the next 3 months.



Photo sources: Cape Argus, Daily News and Post




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Project Coordinator - Part Time Contract

AMARAH, Crescents of Brisbane and Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) are seeking to employ a Project Coordinator to assist in the organisation and implementation of Democracy Workshops. Application from suitably qualified persons are invited.


Job Description and Selection Criteria



Nanny needed

A Muslim working mum is looking for a full time (Monday to Friday), female nanny to assist her with her 4 year old daughter, in Kuraby.

You will travelling to work with the mum and she will always be with you to support you, so you are not left alone to manage.

Whilst formal qualifications are not essential, a friendly, easy going, active and playful disposition is essential.

This is a long term role.

Please call 0400125 786 if you are interested.



Around the Muslim World with CCN


Tabloids Round on Two 'Traitorous Muslim Councillors'

UK: The Daily Mail, Daily Express and Daily Star today drew the public’s attention to the acts of councillors Salma Yaqoob and Mohammed Ishtiaq (both members of the Respect party) at a meeting held yesterday to pay tribute to Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher for his “outstanding bravery not involving direct contact with the enemy.”


From the DE:

“Salma Yaqoob and Mohammed Ishtiaq drew fierce criticism after ‘sitting with their arms crossed’ and failing to join a standing ovation in honour of Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher.”

“He became the most highly-decorated serving Royal Marine when he received the George Cross for ‘outstanding bravery not involving direct contact with the enemy’.

“More than 100 members of Birmingham City Council attended a meeting to pay tribute to L/Cpl Croucher, but councillors Yaqoob and Ishtiaq, both members of the Respect Party, refused to get to their feet for the standing ovation.”

The DE headline refers to this act as “shameful”, while a Conservative councillor who was also present, referred to Salma Yaqoob and Mohammed Ishtiaq as “traitors.” He said:

“Not so long ago, these two would have been locked up as traitors. Sadly, we can’t do that any more – but these two deserve it.”

In her blog, Councillor Yaqoob (pictured right) defended her and her colleague’s actions:

“Almost ten years of war in Afghanistan has produced nothing but death and destruction on all sides. Any talk of democracy and progress is long forgotten. And the war has plunged neighbouring Pakistan into a hell of daily car bombs and suicide attacks. This disastrous and interminable war is driving more and more people into the arms of the religious extremists.

“This disaster is not the fault of the individual soldiers. It is entirely the fault of our hypocritical politicians who cry crocodile tears over the plight of our troops, and do nothing to bring this war to an end.

“Of course it is easier to mask the dereliction of their duty to interrogate the flawed premise of the war by awarding medals and platitudes instead. And it is easier to stifle any dissent by portraying it as a lack of respect for troops and patriotic duty.

“I have every sympathy with Lance Corporal Croucher and all his comrades serving in Afghanistan. Indeed, I have spoken out before now on the disgraceful lack of support that returning soldiers receive from the very governments that sent them to war (including on BBC's Question Time). But I refuse to stand with those politicians who lack the moral courage to question sending our soldiers to lose lives and limbs in a war that they know cannot be won.”

“If our politicians really want to demonstrate their support for our troops, they should abandon substituting medal pinning and phoney patriotism for rigorous and honest debate. And they could also try reflecting the will of the majority of British people who are opposed to our military presence in Afghanistan, and put their efforts into getting these soldiers home and safe where they belong.”

It is relevant at this point to ask whether, if these two councillors had not been Muslim, their religious identity would have been splashed all over the headlines as it was in the DM, DE and DS?

If a councillor of Jewish faith or Christian faith had highlighted the ‘false patriotism’ of politicians in the same way as Councillors Yaqoob and Ishtiaq, would the headline have read “Jews snub war hero”? It’s highly doubtful. Questions would rightly be asked on what their religious identity has to do with their political act here.



The Inbox


Dear CCN Readers,

The fundraising event last Sunday at the Islamic College of Brisbane was a big success. About 4000 people attended and approximately $40,000 was raised for the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. Several MPs, Police Commissioner, President of AFIC and the Ambassador of UAE attended the event.

I had several positive comments from those were present including the one below from Senator Claire Moore :

Thank you for the chance to share in the wonderful family day fundraiser. Congratulations to the Islamic Council, the volunteers, the school community and all the people who gathered together to raise support for those in need after the floods .We always know that the Islamic community will be generous, but it is important to acknowledge the commitment and great spirit gives us hope. I particularly enjoy the community engagement through a family fun day, so that the generous fund raising involves a marvelous family experience, again building community. I am always happy to help.

Senator Claire Moore
Labor Senator for Queensland

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the societies/organisations, Islamic College of Brisbane & CPAC, Qld police, Crescents of Brisbane, Lions Club of Kuraby, Rotary Club of Archerfield, Nigel for the sound system, and all the volunteers who helped in whatever way possible to make the day a success

M Yusuf
President, ICQ


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Dear CCN

I am working with UQ on a research project investigating migrant youth and their relationship with social networks.


We are looking for around 70 people between the ages of 15 and 23 from Arabic speaking backgrounds (first and second generation Australians) to participate. Their are incentives for participation.


We are also looking for service providers who actively engage with Arab youth to participate in a focus group at the end of February.


I have attached a copy of the project description.


If anyone wishes to participate and has some extra time please contact me on 0405 846 911 or at ameera.karimshah@uqconnect.edu.au 


Dear Editor




As a response to Zeenat’s question on the “halaal gelatine” issue in last week's CCN, I can shed some light on this.


Firstly, the company is claiming that the gelatine is halaal, however the product may have other ingredients that are not halaal. This, I believe, actually misleads the muslim population into thinking that the product is halaal when in fact it could contain other haraam ingredients.


Secondly, I have contacted some of the companies and requested that they give me the name of the supplier so that I may confirm as to whether the gelatine is halaal or not. The reply I receive is always that of “it is confidential and we cannot disclose suppliers”. I have stumbled at this point and there is no way to actually find out as to who the supplier is or who certifies them and whether they are actually halaal. In addition, many of these companies thereafter state that they don’t claim that their products are halaal, and that the products are not certified as such.


And lastly, it is not only the halaal gelatine that should be a concern for muslim families as there are many many products out there that are not certified; that contain animal content or other haraam content (i.e. alcohol etc.); that we as the muslim ummah consume and serve to our muslim guests everyday without a thought about its ingredients.


Insha-Allah, the Almighty will give us the understanding to uphold everything that is right in this beautiful religion.






Dear Editor

I'm a regular reader of your e-newsletter and would like to kindly request you the favour to circulate the attached invitation flyer among your wide electronic mail group.


It is to attend a free group program specially designed for adults and parents with a migrant experience or background to assist them to overcome issues arising around migration and re-settlement.

The program has been developed by the Qld Transcultural Mental Health Centre.


For more information please do not hesitate to contact me or visit our website.

Thanking you very much in anticipation,

Elvia Ramirez

Mental Ill-Health Prevention and Early Intervention Coordinator
Qld Transcultural Mental Health Centre

Phone: (07) 3167 8307 (direct)

Free call 1800 188 189 outside Brisbane metro area
Email: Elvia_Ramirez@health.qld.gov.au

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


Some time ago the CCN Readers' Book Club recommended former President, Jimmy Carter's best-selling 2006 book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.


Jimmy Carter has become the target of a class action lawsuit over ostensibly mean things he said about Israel in the book.


The lawsuit, filed in New York by an Israeli firm, alleges that the book "contained numerous false and knowingly misleading statements intended to promote the author's agenda of anti-Israel propaganda and to deceive the reading public instead of presenting accurate information as advertised."

The five American plaintiffs, two of whom are dual citizens of the US and Israel, seek $5 million in damages over the book (which is being sold for less than $10 on Amazon) on the basis that its criticisms of Israel violated consumer protection safeguards.

The plaintiffs alleged in a press release that the 39th US president and Nobel Peace Prize winner "violated the law and, thus, harmed those who purchased the book" by unfairly "attacking Israel."

Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said her clients' lawsuit "will expose all the falsehoods and misrepresentations in Carter's book and prove that his hatred of Israel has led him to commit this fraud on the public."

Publishing company Simon & Schuster, which is also targeted in the lawsuit, dismissed it as a frivolous act and a "chilling attack on free speech that we intend to defend vigorously."

"This lawsuit is frivolous, without merit, and is a transparent attempt by the plaintiffs, despite their contentions, to punish the author, a Nobel Peace prize winner and world-renowned statesmen, and his publisher, for writing and publishing a book with which the plaintiffs simply disagree," Simon & Schuster spokesman Adam Rothberg told the Washington Post.

A copy of the complaint can be viewed here.




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KB's Culinary Corner


Red Velvet Cupcakes (with vanilla frosting)


KB SAYS: This week's delightful recipe comes from Miss Zara Omarjee of Kuraby who recently returned from South Africa after a wonderful time there and brimming full of cooking ideas. So watch this space for more contributions from our budding young master chef.


1 125 g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
11/2 cups caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon bicarb soda



1. Heat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Beat butter, extract, sugar and eggs with an electric mixer till fluffy.
3. Mix buttermilk and food colouring together.
4. Fold in the buttermilk and sifted flour/cocoa into the beaten mixture in two batches. Do not beat.
3. Combine vinegar and soda in a cup. Allow to fizz then fold into the cake mixture.
4. Divide mixture into cupcake cases. Fill cases 3/4. Bake about fifteen to twenty minutes.

Vanilla Frosting

3 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
225 grams butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. In a medium-size saucepan, whisk flour into milk until smooth.
2. Place over medium heat, stirring constantly, cook until mixture becomes very thick and begins to bubble, 10-15 minutes.
3. Cover with waxed paper placed directly on surface and cool to room temperature, 30 minutes.
4. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter for 3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
5. Gradually add sugar, beating continuously for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat well.
6. Add cooled milk mixture, beat on the medium high speed for 5 minutes until smooth.
7. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Use immediately.
8, Decorate the cupcakes with a swirl of cream and raspberry.


Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to me at kbcooks@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be my "guest chef" for the week.


Kareema's Keep Fit Column


Q: Dear Kareema, I'm finally getting back into routine and need to slim down, but I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and don't quite know where to start. Help!

A: Take a breath, focus, and start with ONE change and build from there. Try to make one good decision about your next meal or exercise session, not about doing everything perfectly from day one.

Over time, gradually increase the number of healthy meals you eat until most of them are nutritious, and add exercise sessions until you're working out more often than not!

The goal is to simplify early in the process so you can focus on being mindful and making your new healthier habits stick.

Remember, it's always harder to get back into things after you've had a break, so cut yourself some slack and ease back into things.


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu (Chinese philosopher)







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 went to his lawyer and said, 'I would like to make a will but I don't know exactly how to go about it.'


The lawyer smiled at Mula Nasruddin and replied, 'Not a problem, leave it all to me.'

Mula Nasruddin looked somewhat upset and said, 'Well, I knew you were going to take a big portion, but I would like to leave a little to my family too!'

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