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



Sunday, 26 June 2011

 .Newsletter 0346



New Writers Awards


The CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards


Crescents Community News (CCN) is calling for submissions from 5-16 year old writers for the following categories for its inaugural Young Muslim Writers Awards (YMWA):

      • Short Story Award
      • Poetry Award

Closing date is 31st August 2011.


For the YMWA kit containing all the terms and conditions and the submission process click here.

Queensland's Hussin Goss Steals the Sydney Show

Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) Press Release


SYDNEY: A fun-filled night with a poet, a comedian, and an exciting auctioneer - and all for a good cause!


A sell-out crowd of over 320 guests attended what has been called “the best charity dinner ever held.”


Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) raised over $60,000 for the global emergency appeal and had a joyous night of fun doing it!


The Global Emergency Fundraising Dinner commenced with ‘witty’ British MC - Sean McNulty from Stories in the Park. McNutly thrilled the crowd with his intellect, never losing the audience’s attention for a second.

Quran reciter Zaher Naboulsi followed, reading Ayaat 174-177 from Surat Al-Baqarah in a style akin to the famous Abdul Basit Abdul Samad, calming hearts with the soothing verses.

Muslim Aid’s Chairperson, Madenia Abdurahman, then approached the podium to start the night in the name of Allah, warmly welcoming guests to the dinner with peace on behalf of Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) and its Board Members.

The floor was then given to the gentle giant and spoken word artist extraordinaire, Zohab Khan, who regaled the audience with moving poetry about the love of a Mother, before a second inspiring poem about poverty. Both poems moved listeners, with the second called “I don’t know” making every listener contemplate how much they really know about, and remember those orphaned, those starving, and those in desperate need dying every day.

MAA’s Treasurer, Aziz Dindar addressed the crowd with important insights into MAA’s global activities in the last year and MAA’s strategic plans for the future.


Thereafter, our special “mystery speaker”, Beylal Racheha, took the podium immediately and spoke from the heart with passion and sincerity. His inspirational words affected every single attendee at the event, causing some to cry as all thought on the plight of the poor and our ignorance of our responsibility to them. He reminded us of the actions of the Prophet (saw) and his companions; that Allah sees all our actions; that our wealth is given to us as a gift, and that we will be questioned about how we spent it.

But, the best was yet to come as the entertainingly comical Hussin Goss (who flew all the way from Queensland to join us) came onto the stage to what some have said as, “the most entertaining and enthusiastic auctions we’ve ever experienced.”


His strong 'aussie' accent coupled with his lively auction style had the crowd shooting their hands into the air faster than they could say "MAA"!

While a multi-layered cheesecake called “Mortal Sin” was served for dessert, the hilarious comedian Khaled Khalafalla took the stage to flawlessly leave the crowd laughing joke after joke and impression after amusing impression.

The last main act to top off the night came from an encore performance from Zohab who delivered a very comical poem about the moon-sighting dramas in the community at every lead-up to Ramadan.

After a closing thank you and goodnight, the show ended and our guests went home happy after a fantastic night out for a great cause.

All of the feedback was mostly effusive in their praise of the event:

"Best dinner I’ve EVER been to!" - Joanna H.
"It was awesome, I loved it! There were no boring bits, very entertaining! Really impressed with MAA’s work mashallah, May Allah (swt) reward you all for your efforts" - Safia Maradani
"Delicious food, awesome company and entertainment that left us all in stitches. And all for a great cause! Definitely looking forward to more MAA events in the future"- Muhummad S. I.

Mr. Riyaad Ally, Muslim Aid Australia's Marketing and Fund Raising Manager, who sees the last of his bachelor days coming to an end at the end of this week, told CCN: "When we said 'Dinner of the Year' we 'meant' it! "

Animal Cruelty is not Islamic

By Dr Mohamad Abdalla, Griffith Islamic Research Unit, Griffith University


The recent footage of the animal cruelty in some Indonesian abattoirs has caused an outcry in Australia leading to the ban of export of live cattle.

Whilst I feel pity for the losses of many Australian cattle farmers, it would be pleasing to see that the cruel treatment practiced in Indonesian abattoirs comes to an end.

This is necessary to end the suffering that is caused to these animals, and because such ill practices contravene Islamic teachings.

It is unfortunate, however, to see that some of our politicians quickly use the issue to attack Islam.

Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, criticized “the religion that actually inspires the torture of the cattle” in his recent address to the parliament. Like those who commit cruelty against animals in Indonesian abattoirs, Mr. Christensen is ignorant of Islam’s revolutionary teachings about animal rights.





In Parliament this week, Mr. Graham Perrett MP, Member for Moreton, responded to this and other issues related to the Muslim community in his electorate.



Muslim Aid Australia in cooperation with JAAN presents MOOZ-Lum the movie in Brisbane.


About the movie:  Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq (Evan Ross) enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

Where: Queensland University of Technology
When: Wednesday 20th of July 2011

2 sessions only
Session times:

- 6.00 PM Screening + Q&A with writer/director Qasim Basir
- 8.00 PM Screening + Q&A with writer/director Qasim Basir

All tickets $20

Purchase your tickets online

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ICQ Annual Qur’an Recitation Competition

ICQ Media Release


The Annual Qur’an Competition organized by the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) was held on Sunday 19th June at the Islamic College of Brisbane. Over 90 students from various madrassahs and schools in Brisbane and Gold Coast participated.

The programme commenced at 9.00am with Qur’an Tilawat by Hafiz Mohammed Khatree followed by a welcome address by the President of ICQ, Br Mohammed Yusuf. In his address the President thanked the Management Committees and the Imams of all the participating teams and the members of the community for their continuous support.

The competition was co-ordinated by Hj AR Deen and Hj Saheed Ali whilst the MC for the event was Hafiz Khatree who was assisted by Br Imran Ali. The ICQ Secretary, Br Mohammed Khalid assisted with record keeping.

Every participant received a certificate, a medal and a cash prize of $10. The winners of third, second and first places in each category for boys and girls received a trophy and a cash prize of $20, $30, and $50 respectively. The overall winners for the boys and girls categories received a trophy, a cash prize of $100 as well as clock/digital pen Qur’an. The standard of the competition continues to improve as was evident from the fact that in several cases there were ties.

The overall winner for the Boys category was Haseeb Abdel-Hafiz of As-Salam Madrassah, Rochedale and the winner of the Girls category was Shareefa Issa from the Islamic College of Brisbane.

The judges were Imam Hafiz Yakub Patel, Imam Hafiz Sohaib Akbar and Qari Mahabub-Ul Haq.

The certificates and gifts were presented by the President of ICQ, Hj Mohammed Yusuf, VP Hj Saheek Hassan, Principal of ICB, Dr Mubarak Noor, Hj Sadek Mustapha, Hjn Emma Khan, Hj Saheed Ali (ICQ), Hj AR Deen (ICQ), Hj Jamal Rane, Hj Mohammed Akbar and Dr Praveen Khan.

About 450 people attended the function and they were treated to a delicious lunch cooked by Brs Mohammed Shameem and Ahmad Khan. Refreshments, tea and coffee were also provided by ICQ.

In his closing address the ICQ President once again thanked all those who were involved with or assisted in organizing the competition. He thanked AFIC for its continuous financial support and the Islamic College of Brisbane for providing the venue and other facilities. The President then briefly talked about the forthcoming national census which will take place on 9th August. He stressed the importance of every Muslim taking part in this census and especially nominating Islam as their religion. He assured them that all the information provided will be strictly confidential and will not be accessed by other departments or agencies. Once the data has been analyzed the hard copy will be destroyed.

The programme concluded with a Dua by Imam Zeeyad Ravat.


The final results of all the placements can be viewed here.


The CCN Photo Gallery

(photos courtesy of ICQ)



Heart attack claims stalwart Asmal


SOUTH AFRICA: ANC stalwart Kader Asmal suffered a serious heart attack and died while he was in hospital for a stomach ailment, his family said on Wednesday.

Tributes have poured in for the former education minister, life-long defender of universal human rights and prominent champion of the South African constitution he had helped draft.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Asmal served South Africa without an aim of self-enrichment.

“He served his people and his nation, without a thought of self-enrichment or aggrandisement,” he said.

“He added substance and vigour to whatever he did, from the international anti-apartheid movement, to the negotiations that gave birth to our democratic nation, and later, our constitution; and from the cabinets in which he served under presidents (Nelson) Mandela and (Thabo) Mbeki, to the generations of academics and students he inspired, from Trinity College in Ireland to the University of the Western Cape.”

Tutu sent his condolences to Asmal’s family saying, “if it is any consolation to them in this time of grief, one of the first people Kader will bump into in heaven is a certain Albertina Sisulu”.

“He is in good company.”

President Jacob Zuma paid tribute to Asmal, saying he had made “a sterling contribution to the struggle for liberation” and had “sacrificed a lot in his life” to ensure that freedom and democracy were won. He had also made his mark as minister of water and forestry and of education.

“He will be remembered for his energy, forthrightness, efficiency and commitment to making this country a better place each day,” Zuma said.

“He will also always be remembered for his passion for human rights for all.”

The ANC on Wednesday night said it was “deeply saddened by news of the passing of one of the movement’s foremost intellectual giants”.

“Comrade Kader’s immeasurable contribution in the liberation of South Africa ensured that the ANC earned respect from the international community and some progressive foreign governments.

“During his years of exile in Europe, Comrade Kader … continued to raise the ANC flag high – deepening the understanding of the international community about the ANC and the South African Struggle for freedom.

“The ANC salutes the sacrifices made by Comrade Kader, his family and his generation for what they endured for us to enjoy democracy and freedom.

“Without the sacrifices made by Comrade Kader’s generation, we would still be experiencing colonial and apartheid oppression. We send our sincere condolences to the Asmal family, relatives, friends and the entire congress movement.”

DA leader Helen Zille conveyed her party’s sincere condolences to Asmal’s family.

“Professor Asmal will be remembered for many things, but particularly for his scholarship and his contribution to entrenching constitutionalism in South Africa.

Asmal leaves his wife Louise, his sons Rafiq and Adam, and two grandchildren, Oisin and Zoë.



Turkey as a model


Turkey has been undergoing a quiet transformation over the past decade which is even more significant than the Arab uprisings.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) recently won the national elections for the third time, making Prime Minister Recep Erdogan the most influential Turkish leader since Kemal Ataturk. But what the AKP represents is a far cry from Ataturk.

In an election victory photo, Erdogan is seen flanked by his wife who is wearing a head scarf -- which had been banned from public buildings in Turkey as part of Ataturk's modernisation of Turkey as a secular state in the first half of the twentieth century. Flaunting a bright black and white polka-dot head-scarf in the photo, she looks self-assured and successful, proud of her Islamic identity and yet quintessentially modern -- much like the Turkey of today.

Under nine years of AKP rule Turkey has changed radically, shedding its military past in favour of liberal democracy and combining strong economic growth and social development with Islamic conservatism and an assertive foreign policy.

Turkey's economy is booming. A member of the G20 group of developed and emerging economies, last year its GDP grew by 9%. The Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) predicts Turkey will have the fastest-growing economy in the OECD until 2017. Unemployment has fallen from 14.4% in 2009 to 11.5% this year, and social development programmes are beginning to tackle poverty in some of the more remote and troubled areas.

This economic miracle has spawned a new political class of Sunni Muslim businessmen from Anatolia, committed to global market principles but fiercely conservative and deeply religious. They form the backbone of support for AKP and have replaced the military-backed urban elite as the new ruling class of Turkey.



The Daily Star

Alternative ID suggests Patel


The President of Muslims Australia (AFIC), Mr Ikebal Patel commented on the issue of identification for those wearing the Burqa or other head covering in response to the case of Carnita Matthews who was sentenced to six months jail for making a deliberately false statement that a policeman tried to lift her burqa. She subsequently had her conviction quashed by a judge on appeal.


Mr Patel said, "I understand the difficulties the police are faced with in identifying people wearing a face veil, and stand with the police against criminal activity."

He further mentioned that Muslims Australia (AFIC) also supports the right of Muslim women to wear a veil under the principle of freedom of religious expression.

Mr Patel said that Muslims Australia (AFIC) fully supports the police and law enforcement agencies and wants to work with the authorities to assist them in reaching an acceptable solution which will protect the community while respecting the rights and dignity of Muslim women.

"Muslims Australia (AFIC) is pleased to take a proactive role in this matter, as the body representing an important faith group within the Australian community, in recommending strategies for alternate identification methods.", Mr Patel told CCN.

"These include having female police officers in whose presence the face covering could be removed for a positive identification, having finger prints taken, or alternatively using retina scan technology. A crime free environment is paramount for a civilised and harmonious society, and so is freedom of religious expression. There is no reason for these not to coexist in a nation such as Australia, which is renowned for its culture of generosity.

BBC to show film on Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) life

 By The Independent


The BBC is to trace the journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad for a new series which is claimed to be a first for British television.

Al Jazeera reporter Rageh Omaar (pictured right) will present the three-part programme for BBC2, following in the prophet's footsteps from Mecca and along the journeys he took during his life.

To ensure the programmes are in line with Islamic tradition, they will not depict the face of Muhammad or feature dramatic reconstructions of his life.

The Life Of Muhammad is to be screened next month and will follow events such as his migration to Medina and the founding of the first Islamic constitution, through to his death. It will also examine his legacy and the impact of the faith he established.

The trio of hour-long films have been made by Faris Kermani, the director and producer of Channel 4 series Seven Wonders Of The Muslim World.

The BBC's commissioning editor for religion and ethics, Aaqil Ahmed, said: "For some people in the UK, Muhammad is just a name, and I hope this series will go some way to explaining who he was, how he lived, what his prophetic message was, and how all of this compares to his legacy today.

"This is a very timely landmark series filmed in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem, Syria, Turkey, the USA, the UK and Jordan. It features comment from some of the world's leading academics and commentators on Islam - a subject that many people may know little about."

The BBC said the programmes would raise questions about Islam's role in the world today and explore "where Islam's attitudes towards money, charity, women, social equality, religious tolerance, war and conflict originate".

Omaar is a former world affairs correspondent for BBC news who joined Al Jazeera's English service in 2006.

He said: "The details of Muhammad's life really are little known, and I hope that my series will - for many - shine a light on the very beginning of Islam, taking viewers to the heart of this faith, illustrating just how Muhammad's life and legacy is as important today as it was over 1,000 years ago."


No understanding of what makes a terrorist: Defence


A NEW Defence report has slammed the quality of terrorism studies in Australia and overseas, saying it is dominated by selfproclaimed experts who are inexperienced, do little primary research work in the field and have rarely met with genuine extremists.


As a result, Defence says there remains little understanding of the fundamental process of radicalisation that makes some people move from simply feeling frustrated to becoming a terrorist. The strongly-worded study, conducted by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and released on its website this month, was commissioned to improve Australia's understanding of violent extremism and the responses to it.



Violent extremism is expressed through a multiplicity of forms and guises and so there is an urgent need to expand the research gaze beyond Islamism and Muslim communities to the broader phenomenon.

The study, "Countering Violent Extremism Literature Review", concluded there were common "deficiencies" in much of the writing on terrorism issues since 2000.


"First, (there is) a lack of primary source analysis; second, a continued general shortage of experienced researchers on this topic; third, the majority of authors who haven't met with terrorists or undertaken any fieldwork in the area being written about; fourth, the reliance on limited methodologies and levels of analysis; and fifth, remarkably, little academic analysis is devoted to critiquing research into violent extremism and terrorism studies," it says. 


DSTO said there was a lack of clarity in terrorism literature as to how people moved from being frustrated or disaffected towards accepting violence as a mode of political struggle. "The problem again is that understandings of terrorism as set out in the literature still cannot explain why some people become terrorists whilst others do not. "It is easy enough to show how radical ideas are internalised by terrorists post-facto, but this does not explain why some people exposed to radical ideas are not radicalised. In fact, the majority of people exposed to radical ideas are not radicalised."


....there is no reason to ignore that other ideological, ethnic or religious groups may also pose a threat to Australia's national security

The report, by research teams from DSTO and the University of South Australia, was based on a study of 526 terrorism articles from academicjournals, websites, and government and nongovernment reports and books. While the report recognises "the unique challenges in the collection of primary data" on terrorism, it says researchers needed to improve their empirical research bases using court records and reports as well as terrorist websites. It also calls for terrorism studies to be broadened beyond Islamic terrorism. "Violent extremism is expressed through a multiplicity of forms and guises and so there is an urgent need to expand the research gaze beyond Islamism and Muslim communities to the broader phenomenon.


"For instance, in the various terrorist-related cases heard in Australia it is worth noting that at least one of these case (a Tamil Tiger case) was not related to Islam, Muslim extremism or jihadist networks. Thus, there is no reason to ignore that other ideological, ethnic or religious groups may also pose a threat to Australia's national security."


Source: Australian Monday 20/6/2011

Muslim community gets recognized for its contribution


Last week, CCN reported on local Muslims being recognized on behalf of the Muslim community by the Queensland Government for their contributions during this years floods and cyclone.


The above images show Mr. Fazal Muhammed (left) accepting his medal from Mr. Wayne Wendt MP, State Member for Ipswich West, at the ceremony held recently.

Flying UAE flag high


Emirati filmmakers Khalid Al Mahmoud, Nawaf Al Janahi and Nayla Al Khaja will fly the UAE flag when their films are screened in Australia next month.

The trio's films Sabeel, The Circle and Once will tour across the country from June 30-July 31 as part of the line-up for the Arab Film Festival Australia 2011.

The films were originally screened at the Dubai International Film festival. More than half of the 22 feature, documentary and short films screening at the 2011 Arab Film Festival Australia have been selected from DIFF 2010 and recent editions of the Gulf Film Festival.

Films from Lebanon include Stray Bullet by Georges Hachem and Sabine Al Chamaa's short film A Tuesday.


Go back to where you came from


Six ordinary Australians agreed to challenge their preconceived notions about asylum seekers and refugees by living like refugees for 25 days. They moved in with real refugees building a new life in Australia, before taking a perilous journey to unknown shores on a leaky boat.


If you missed the SBS documentaries that were shown over three nights you can watch them here.


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KB's Culinary Corner


Pina Colada


KB SAYS:  This week's delicious recipe is from the incredibly creative Sawleha Hansa, from Durban, South Africa who is presently in Brisbane attending a family wedding where her many talents in fashion designing, decorating and cooking have set a new bar for innovation and artistry.




400ml coconut cream
¾ cup sugar
1½ can pineapple pieces
3 cups water
1 cup crushed ice


Boil cream and sugar together until bubbles form remove from heat and leave to cool In a blender add pineapple and ice with the water and blend.

Mix together with cream mixture leave in freezer for 3hours and refrigerate until served.

Garnish with pineapple cubes and cherries.


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 need to tone and strengthen my legs as well as improve my balance.

Which exercises are best, apart from walking?

A: A great exercise to trim and tone the legs would be squats - stand with your feet wider than hips, knees and toes pointing out a touch.

Slowly sit back (as if you were going to sit on a chair), and then rise before touching the chair. For more resistance, try using some weights to further challenge the muscles.

Static lunges with either your front or back foot on a Bosu ball (half a swiss ball) is good to challenge your balance, in addition, it's another great leg toner as you have to work harder to recruit more muscles for stability - which means leaner, stronger legs!

Remember - repetition equals results. So try doing 15 reps, 3 sets of each with a 20-30 second rest between sets.

Also, the stronger your core, the better your balance. So don't just think of leg exercises when it comes to improving your balance. Incorporate tummy exercises such as sit-ups, planks/hovers, etc. and watch your fitness level and balance soar.






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 day Mula Nasruddin went to an auction.


While he was there, he bid for a parrot.


Mula Nasruddin really wanted this bird, so he got caught up and thoroughly involved in the bidding.


He kept on bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher.

Finally, after he had bid much more than he had intended, Mula Nasruddin won the bid; the parrot was his at last.

As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, "I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can't talk!"

"Don't worry." said the auctioneer, "He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?"

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Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated 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 (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ

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

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities


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