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Sunday, 22 May 2011

 Newsletter 0341



Dinner for Libyan cause


A fundraising dinner to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of Llibyan crisis has been coordinated by the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) at the Islamic College of Brisbane in the multi-purpose hall on Saturday 28th May at 6.00 pm.


Tickets are $50 for a family and $25 single and are available at the Mosques after jumah or at the gate on 28th May.

You are earnestly requested to come along and support this worthy cause.


The organizers are also seeking auction items for the dinner function. Contact Yahya Baej on 0403138154 or Omer Elsakil on 0423890333 if you can help.

Requests for donations from the Welfare Shop


Two young hard working women have had their house burgled and their furniture stolen while they were at work. They were not insured. They need two double beds and mattresses, a dining room suite and a lounge suite.

A pregnant deserted sister who is expecting her fourth child in ten weeks urgently needs a cot and mattress.


The shop is also in urgent need of Arabic Qurans and prayer mats for refugees who constantly come into the welfare shop. Any donations of these items will be be gratefully received.


Call Janeth Deen on 0435 086 796 if you can supply any of the items.

An afternoon of pods and puddles


The Crescents of Brisbane's CresCafe Team was out at the Runcorn State High School yesterday (Saturday) to take part in their Harmony Day fete.

The exotic aromas of Nespresso coffee wafting through the air did not go far enough, unfortunately, to draw the crowds that typically swarm the event. And the rain did little to help either.

The CresCafe Team take a well-earned break with African drummer, Joseph-E Matovu to get into the spirit of the day

Premier rules out funding for halal businesses


VICTORIA: PREMIER Ted Baillieu has quashed a Muslim organisation's call for taxpayers to pay for the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs.

In a submission to a federal inquiry into multiculturalism, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils said Muslims were forced to live in enclaves near Islamic schools, mosques and halal food outlets.

"The Government should invest in expanding services like halal and kosher meat and food outlets as well as faith-based schools," it said.

"If the Government and politicians cannot recognise this as essential, it should no longer accuse the Australian Muslim community of intentionally living in enclaves."

Mr Baillieu said taxpayers helped all schools but he did not support money going to businesses because the food they offered was halal.

"All schools are supported in one way or another,'' he told 3AW radio.


"So when it comes to schools that support should be on a regular basis.

"But I don't think governments are about to get into the business of subsidising what are normal everyday commercial businesses and halal butchers would fall into the same category.''

In a sign of growing community tension, the nation's peak Jewish authority has also called for new migrants to be put on probation while their commitment to Australian values and laws is checked.

Mr Baillieu said Victoria did not have a problem with cultural enclaves, saying every group of migrants initially congregated in certain areas.

"That's what happens it's a natural process,'' he said.

"And as time goes by they obviously find their confidence and comfort in moving about.

"I think it's dangerous to talk about enclaves because I don't think they're deliberate.

"I think it's human nature to stick with people you know and places you are comfortable with.''

Multiculturalism, was one of Victoria's "greatest assets'', the premier said.

Heba Ibrahim (pictured left), the AFIC board member who wrote the report, told the Herald Sun there were reasons groups were drawn to certain suburbs.

"I'm saying there needs to be a greater investment generally in schools that wish to go out into other areas that are not heavily populated with particular migrant and religious groups," she said.

Governments do not contribute to the building of new private schools, but private colleges get state and federal cash for running costs and upgrades.

For example, Springvale Islamic school Minaret College received about $10 million in recurrent financing and almost $2 million in capital expenditure in 2009, according to the latest MySchool website data.

Melbourne has several halal butchers, but AFIC wants government help to make halal food more widely available.

Houssam Dannawi, from Madina Halal Meats in Brunswick, said his customers were not limited to Muslims.

"They try it and they come back. They like the diversity of what we offer," Mr Dannawi said.

In a separate hearing, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry has told a Federal Parliament committee on migration that Australia must learn from the failed "anything goes" model of multiculturalism in Europe.

It wants migrants put on probation to enable a "confident assessment of their acceptance of Australian values and laws before granting full citizenship".

The council's executive director Peter Wertheim said there was concern about Islamic extremists.

"If they're involved in criminal activity or incitement of violence or incitement of racism, that's something that should be taken into account," he said.

The organisation also wants mandatory English training for migrants.


Herald Sun

New relief organization launched in Australia

 IRW Press Release

About 180 people from all sections of Australian society attended the launch of Islamic Relief in New South Wales last week.

The proceedings started with recitation from the Quran by Sheikh Rajab Zaki from the UK. This was followed by a nasheed by Ahmed Abu Ghazala. The Honourable Victor Michael Dominello, Member of the Legislative Assembly and Minister of Citizenship and Communities officially launched Islamic Relief Australia.

Follow-on speeches were then made by Saleh Saeed (CEO - IRW), Haroun Atallah (Finance Director IRW), Ms Marian Veiszadeh, a Muslim youth leader and practising lawyer, and Professor Jake Lynch, Director of the Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies at Sydney University.

The event was attended by a number of Imams, MPs - Laurie Ferguson, Barbara Perry, John Robertson, journalists and a number of INGOs including Oxfam, Caritas and Save the Children.


Islamic Relief is a humanitarian relief and international development charity. It was founded in the UK, in 1984, and is now the world’s largest Muslim charity, with offices on every continent.

More about the launch can be found at here.

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Saints Put In Six Star Performance

 From The Desk Of Sunnybank Saints


Sunnybank Saints overcame a host of injuries and a limited squad to beat Raceview Purple 6-3 today with a fine performance in Ipswich. 


The Saints made a long 45 minute drive to Ipswich to take on the boys from Raceview and it proved to be a fruitful visit. Farhaan Essof got the Saints off to a perfect start with a goal inside five minutes. Naseer Ahmid added a second five minutes later as the Saints were in full control. Raceview pegged one back as they reminded Saints they were no easy beats. 

Ahmid then doubled his tally straight after as the Saints did no let that goal deter them. Raceview scored another with about 20 minutes on the clock as the game began to open up more. Ahmid then got his hat-trick another five minutes later as the Saints continued to pile on forward. The boys from Ipswich scored a third and the game had become a goal fest. 

Both teams were unable to score anymore goals in the first half as the teams went into the break with a 4-3 lead to the Saints. Sunnybank started the second half with the same intensity they started the first. 


Naseer Ahmid continued his goal scoring spree with a fourth early in the second half. Ziyaad Hassan joined the scoring party with a fine header from a free kick as the Saints asserted their authority to take a 6-3 lead. 


Both teams then settled into a rhythm with Saints controlling most of the possession as Raceview were unable to get anything significant going forward. The Saints continued to control the game as they ran down the clock and saw the game out 6-3 for a much deserved win.


Sunnybank gave those few supporters, including one all the way from Maryborough out in Brisbane on a break, a fine performance with a good win. They will now turn their attention back home to Lister St on the 28th with a 7pm kick off against West End, and hope to build some momentum going forward. 


With a few players returning from injury, the Saints can hopefully start to get into a rhythm and look forward to having some valuable players back in the lineup.

The Masjid Mouse


"Songs and poems from the British Muslim tradition. The book contains 22 songs, ideal for schools, music teachers, music lovers and choirs to sing and perform."

Oh have you seen the Masjid Mouse
That dwells in Merry Lane?
The cheeky, cheery Masjid Mouse
The runabout-while-laughing mouse
Who dances in the rain?

The Masjid Mouse he has a house
Inside a minaret,
Because his roof is high and dry
Above the rainclouds of the sky,
His home is never wet.

I saw him once upon a horse
That drew a handsome gig.
He wore a crown of golden gorse
And ate a pie with apple sauce
While cutting quite a jig.

One day the Masjid Mouse set sail
As master of a brig.
Backwards he’d sail in shine and gale
A silver spoon was his taffrail
His sail a surgeon’s wig.

The King and Queen were sorely vexed
To hear of all his capers.
His Majesty inquired, What next?
And found his soldiers quite perplexed.
The queen she had the vapours.

The Masjid Mouse he loves to sing
And play upon a drum.
With London mice, and mice of Tring
With mice of Paris and Peking
He’ll laugh and sing and hum.

But when the Masjid Mouse comes home,
One thing he’ll not delay,
For howsoever far he’ll roam
He has a place beneath the dome,
Where he will stand to pray

by Abdal Hakim Murad

Muslim Scientists and Scholars


Muslim scientists and scholars have contributed immensely to human knowledge especially in the period between 8th and 14th century CE.


But their contributions have been largely ignored, forgotten or have gone un-acknowledged.


Each week CCN brings you, courtesy of www.ummah.com, an account of one of the many talented Muslim scholars in history whose contributions have left lasting marks in the annals of science, astronomy, medicine, surgery, engineering and philosophy.

This week's Muslim scholar, philosopher and/or thinker is:


This accomplished Hakim (doctor) was the tutor of the unparalleled physician Zakariya al-Razi. Luck favoured the disciple more than the teacher in terms of celebrity. As compared to Razi people know very little about his teacher Ali.

Ali Bin Rabban's surname was Abu al-Hasan, the full name being Abu al-Hasan Ali Bin Sahl Rabban al-Tabari. Born in 838 C.E. his father Sahl hailed from a respectable Jew family. The nobility and sympathy inherent in his very nature soon endeared him to his countrymen so much so that they used to call him Rabban which implies "my leader".

Professionally Sahl was an extremely successful physician. He had command over the art of calligraphy too. Besides he had a deep insight into the disciplines of Astronomy, Philosophy, Mathematics and Literature. Some complicated articles of Batlemus's book al-Mijasti came to be resolved by way of Sahl's scholarly expertise, translators preceding him had failed to solve the mystery.

Ali received his education in the disciplines of Medical science and calligraphy from his able father Sahl and attained perfection in these fields. He had also mastered Syriac and Greek languages to a high degree of proficiency.

Ali hailed from a Israelite family. Since he had embraced Islam, he is classified amongst Muslirn Scholars. This family belonged to Tabristan's famous city Marv.

The fame acquired by Ali Bin Rabban did not simply account for the reason that a physician of the stature of Zakariya al-Razi was amongst his disciple. In fact the main cause behind his exalta- tion lies in his world-renowned treatise Firdous al-Hikmat.

Spread over seven parts, Firdous al-Hikmat is the first ever Medical encyclopaedia which incorporates all the branches of medical science in its folds. This work has been published in this century (20th century) only. Prior to this publication only five of his manuscripts were to be found scattered in libraries the world over. Dr. Mohammed Zubair Siddiqui compared and edited the manuscripts. In his preface he has provided extremely useful information regarding the book and the author and, wherever felt necessary, explanatory notes have been written to facilitate publication of this work on modern publishing standards.

Later on this unique work was published with the cooperation of English and German institutions. Following are the details of its all seven parts:

1. Part one: Kulliyat-e-Tibb. This part throws light on contemporary ideology of medical science. In that era these principles formed the basis of medical science.
2. Part two: Elucidation of the organs of the human body, rules for keeping good health and comprehensive account of certain muscular diseases.
3. Part three: Description of diet to be taken in conditions of health and disease.
4. Part four: All diseases right from head to toe. This part is of profound significance in the whole book and comprises twelve papers:

i) General causes relating to eruption of diseases. ii) Diseases of the head and the brain. iii) Diseases relating to the eye, nose, ear, mouth and the teeth. iv) Muscular diseases (paralysis and spasm). v) Diseases of the regions of the chest, throat and the lungs. vi) Diseases of the abdomen. vii) Diseases of the liver. viii) Diseases of gallbladder and spleen. ix) Intestinal diseases. x) Different kinds of fever. xi) Miscellaneous diseases- brief explanation of organs of the body. xii) Examination of pulse and urine. This part is the largest in the book and is almost half the size of the whole book.

5. Part five: Description of flavour, taste and colour.
6. Part six: Drugs and poison.
7. Part seven: Deals with diverse topics. Discusses climate and astronomy. Also contains a brief mention of Indian medicine.


Though he wrote Firdous al-Hikmat in Arabic but he simultaneously translated it into Syriac. He has two more compilations to his credit namely Deen-o-Doulat and Hifdh al-Sehhat. The latter is available in manuscript-form in the library of Oxford University. Besides Medical science, he was also a master of Philosophy, Mathematics and Astronomy. He breathed his last around 870 C.E.



Around the Muslim World with CCN


The World Service versus al-Jazeera


UK: Cuts to BBC World Service drew the following comments in the British Commons:

“It is the cuts to the Arabic services that have caused the greatest concern... Across North Africa, only two radio stations are listened to: al-Jazeera and the World Service. I mean no disrespect to al-Jazeera, but in my judgement, the far more independent and therefore respected service is the World Service.”


‘Al Jazeera is on a roll. Having recently picked up the Turkish TV channel Cine 5 at auction, it is planning to launch a further Turkish-language news channel. Just as the BBC World Service is closing down its 21-man Serbian radio operation, the Qatari TV network is starting up Al Jazeera Balkans in Sarajevo, where a 150-strong team, headed by the veteran Croatian journalist Goran Milic, will broadcast in Serbo-Croat across all the former Yugoslavia. The Qatari government has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a state-of-the-art communications satellite, due to launch in 2013, which will offer Al Jazeera the chance to reach more viewers in Africa, the Middle East and deep into Central Asia. The Qatari company Qtel is the majority owner of an Indonesian satellite venture that now provides Al Jazeera’s signal across Southeast Asia.

‘Having secured strong distribution in Europe (the English channel is available in Britain on Sky, Freeview and Freesat), Al Jazeera’s biggest ambition is to break into the US market and reach a mass audience in the most powerful society on earth. It is available only in Washington DC, Ohio and Vermont. Trading on the lift in reputation afforded by its reporting of the Arab revolutions, it has taken out full-page advertisements in newspapers across the United States and is mobilising supporters on social networking sites to press the cable TV companies to offer their subscribers Al Jazeera English.’

It is not in our interests for large swaths of Africa, Asia and the Middle East to live in permanent ignorance of British values, institutions and culture; never to be given a taste of what living in a free society is like; never to receive impartial and honest news and to be harangued day in, day out by people who despise us and everything we stand for. And that is what leaving the field to Al Jazeera, the Chinese or the Russians would mean. If Hillary Clinton is right about that information war, we should give some serious thought to how to win it.’

Extracted from The Spectator



San Francisco Circumcision Ban: A Potential Violation Of Religious Freedom?


A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nation's first public vote on what has long been considered a private family matter.

But even in a city with a long-held reputation for pushing boundaries, the measure is drawing heavy fire. Opponents are lining up against it, saying a ban on a religious rite considered sacred by Jews and Muslims is a blatant violation of constitutional rights.

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Is the burqa a "cultural practice"?

Read Ms Shetty's article in full here

Commentary by Engage

UK: Priya Shetty in The Guardian’s Comment is Free writes on the Home Affairs select committee report on forced marriages arguing that women are often as culpable in the perpetuation of oppressive cultural practices, like forced marriages, as men who enforce codes of “honour” in minority communities.

Shetty is of course right to argue that female members of a family can be complicit in the emotional blackmail, kidnapping and forced marriage of young adults as criminal cases have shown.

Shetty concludes her article thus:

“Where the French are decidedly more forthright about which cultural practices they will tolerate – several women have already been arrested for wearing a burqa after it was banned recently – in multicultural Britain, we tiptoe gingerly around controversial cultural practices for fear of stymying a plurality of expression or being tarnished as racists. But British society now needs to take a deep breath and engage with these issues head-on: ancient cultural practices can never trump human rights.”

The paragraph repeats a false dichotomy with a “multiculturalism of fiction” masquerading as a “multiculturalism of fact, “as Gary Younge put it. And while no-one would deny that honour killings and female genital mutilation are horrific crimes deserving of the force of law to stamp them out, is it proper to designate the wearing of the face-veil (niqab or burqa) with practices that are neither Islamic nor defensible by recourse to Islamic teachings? Furthermore, is it appropriate to refer to the choice exercised by Muslim women to wear the burqa as “controversial cultural practices” which we “tiptoe gingerly around… for fear of stymying a plurality of expression or being tarnished as racists”?

No one observing the rancorous debate that has descended upon women who wear the face-veil could sensibly consider it an example of our “tip-toeing gingerly around” for fear of anything.

Perhaps the more disturbing dimension to the sentiments expressed by Shetty is the presumption that women wearing the face veil are engaging in a cultural practice rather than understand it as the articulation of their right to freedom of religion; a human right after all.




Allahu Akbar is Abused

Mike Ghouse


The phrase Allahu Akbar is used, abused and misused by Muslims, unfortunately it has come to symbolize death and destruction to Non-Muslims.

We the Muslims unequivocally condemn abuse of the phrase Allahu Akbar and call on the Imams and the scholars to coach appropriate use of the phrase.

It is the responsibility of Muslims to reign in on such abuse; the Yemeni passenger abused it while pounding on the cockpit door. It has happened many times including Major Nidal Malik in Killeen, Texas.

Damn you if you are a criminal, do it in your own name and not use God’s name for your criminal acts. It puts me the good user and you the abuser on par, and it is not acceptable.

It is time for the Imams to start preaching to use the phrase appropriately. During tense times, what if your Jewish Neighbors daughter kicks the goal and a Muslim friend shouts in joy, Allahu Akbar, it will frighten the crap out of every one, and it is almost like shouting Fire, Fire.

Allahu Akbar is meant to bring humility by acknowledging that God is great and we are not. However, the Phrase has become boundless and used in just about any situation rendering meaningless.


The Muslim fans of Greenbay Packers most likely screamed Allahu Akbar with joy when their team won, if your kid kicks in the goal on soccer field the response would be Allahu Akbar. When some one steps up and does some good it goes with the phrase Allahu Akbar. It has been a beautiful expression of appreciation and praising the lord for our achievements.

It is time for the Imams to start preaching to use the phrase appropriately. During tense times, what if your Jewish Neighbors daughter kicks the goal and a Muslim friend shouts in joy, Allahu Akbar, it will frighten the crap out of every one, and it is almost like shouting Fire, Fire.


When some one steps up and does some good it goes with the phrase Allahu Akbar. It has been a beautiful expression of appreciation and praising the lord for our achievements.

What if a few Muslims choose to pray in the lobby of an airport or an office and say Allahu Akbar, the praise is uttered at least twelve times and a maximum 50 times in one single sitting. What if the Imam is quietly praying while sitting in the plane and the next passenger hears the whispering Allahu Akbar while the man leans forward as a part of the prayer called ruku?

It is our duty to keep law and order and faithfully guard the safety of every citizen. Language is one of many sources of disrupting the peace in a society and it is our duty to track down the source of such phrases and work on mitigating it. We have an obligation to maintain a balance in the society.

I call on Muslims to limit the use of the phrase Allahu Akbar for Prayers alone and avoid using in public to prevent disruptions. It will take a few years to undo it, but it would be the right thing to do. This is a clarion call for us to guard the name of God from being abused. Let’s do it voluntarily on our own and we must honor free speech

Huffington Post



Saudi king opens Princess Noura University


SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi’s King Abdullah officially opened the new campus of the $5.3b Princess Noura bint

Abdulrahman University (PNU) today (Sunday), less than three years after laying the foundation stone for the university.

The new university is the largest women-only university in the world, covering 800 hectares on the outskirts of Riyadh – and has been a hive of activity since King Abdullah marked the official start of construction on 2008.

The new campus includes a 700-bed university hospital, 15 colleges, a central library, a conference hall, laboratories and three research centres for nanotechnology, information technology and biosciences. It also comprises staff housing units, student hostels, primary, intermediate and secondary schools and recreational facilities plus administration buildings. The university officially starts operations in 2012.


There are colleges for medicine, dentistry, nursing, information technology, kindergarten education, languages, instant translation and pharmacy. It has 32 affiliated colleges in 17 cities and townships in the Riyadh province.

The university also has its own high tech transport system with automatic, computer controlled vehicles that link major areas of the campus.

The university is designed to cater for more than 50,000 students, with 28,000 already enrolled – and 3,000 staff on board.

Huda Al-Ameel, the newly appointed PNU president, said, "We are grateful to King Abdullah for this vital project, which will surely encourage PNU staff and students to exploit this state-of-the art facility to excel in education.”

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KB's Culinary Corner




KB SAYS:  I made these fritters yesterday - the spicy cinnamon (and I added a dash of nutmeg) are a divine smell on a cold autumn day. As an ex-South Africa they made me so home sick and best of all my friends and family loved it! Oh, and someone suggested adding a handful of raisins to the batter before you fry it. Let me know at kbcooks@crescentsofbrisbane.org how it comes out if you do try this.




• 2 cups cooked pumpkin
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• ¼ cup sugar
• ¼ tsp salt
• ¼ tsp cinnamon
• 2 cups self-raising flour
• oil for deep frying
• cinnamon sugar as required


1. Beat pumpkin, eggs and sugar
2. Add salt, cinnamon and fold in flour
3. Mix lightly
4. Heat oil and fry teaspoonsful until puffed and golden
5. Drain on absorbent paper

Roll in cinnamon sugar and serve warm


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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 sticking to your plan of setting small, realistic goals for myself. My struggle though is reaching even the small goals I've set, which makes it hard to go from day to day. A plan of action please?!

A: Learn to love movement. You need to stop taking the lift and start using the stairs, etc.


Make sure you stick to your routine by building recovery days into your workout program.


Include days with low-intensity activities such as beautiful hikes and rest days.


This is just as important as exercise and nutrition.


Equally crucial is being positive - learn to love yourself and your body.


Don't just exercise to look good (by pushing yourself too hard), have fun with your workouts!

Shock your system every so often by doing something completely out of the ordinary.


Remember, the more you vary your workouts, the quicker your body will respond.






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


Jallalludin was at a coffee shop, just staring at his cappuccino.


He stays like that for half of an hour.

Then, this big trouble-making truck driver steps next to Jallalludin, takes the drink from him, and just drinks it all down.


Jallalludin starts crying.


The truck driver says, "Come on brother, I was just joking. Here, I'll buy you another drink. I just can't stand to see a man cry."

"No, it's not that. This day is the worst of my life. First, I fall asleep, and I go late to my office. My boss, outrageous, fires me. When I leave the building, to my car, I found out it was stolen. The police said that they can do nothing. I get a cab to return home, and when I leave it, I remember I left my wallet and credit cards there. The cab driver just drives away."

"I go home, and when I get there, I find a letter from my wife saying she's tired of me and gone back to her mother. I leave home, and come to this cafe. And just when I was thinking about putting an end to my life...

...you show up and drink my poison!"

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Metropolitan South Regional Office
1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt




For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au


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
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

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims


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

Qld Muslims Volunteers

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland



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