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



Sunday, 10 July 2011

 Newsletter 0348



The roadshow headed south


An exuberant and enthusiastic crowd of men, women and children participated in The Voter's Challenge Democracy Roadshow at the Gold Coast Mosque on Friday night (8 July).


It was a night of politicians and pizzas as hastily made up teams took on the names of electoral divisions and pitted themselves against each other to test their knowledge of electoral and parliamentary terms for the many prizes on offer.


The Bowman electoral division made up of Hussin Goss, Imam Imraan Husain, Habib Jamal, Abdul Latief Gundru, Ahmed Gundru and Yunie Omar walked off with the main prize of the night.


The Crescents of Brisbane/AMARAH/ICQ facilitators, Mustafa Ally, Nora Amath and Mohammed Yusuf wish to thank the Islamic Society of Gold Coast for their hospitality and assistance in allowing them to host the workshop in their community hall.


"We also want to offer our sincere thanks to our project coordinator Riffat Gurderzi, Australian Electoral Commission representatives, Derek O'Beirne and Caroline D'Allura, Omar Issadeen, Zuleikha Goss and our young barista Abdullah Zahid," quizmaster, Mustafa Ally told CCN.


If any community or organization would like The Voter's Challenge Democracy Roadshow to be held in their area call 0424 829 126 to check availability.

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (YMWA)


The complete kit for the CCN YMWA can now be downloaded from here.


The kit contains details about the awards, the terms and conditions, entry form and some exemplars to inspire and motivate our budding authors and poets.

For more information or queries email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org or call 0402 026 786.


Entries close on 31 August.

"Dearest Grandma"


Young Ameer Omar of Brisbane wrote a poem and produced a video on the recent loss of his grandmother in South Africa.


He was willing to share with CCN readers a very personal reflection of the high esteem in which he held his Ma and the immense impact she had on shaping his thoughts and actions as a young man.




The CCN Wedding Scene







The nikah of Riyaad, youngest son of Mustafa Ally and Nazima Hansa, and Aakifah, daughter of Fayyaz and Khadija Suleman was performed at the Kuraby Mosque by Imam Yusuf Peer last week on Friday (1 July) after Jumma.


The reception was held at the Runcorn Function Centre on Friday night and the walimah on Sunday (3 July) at the Riverside Reception Centre.


The couple are presently honeymooning in Malaysia and on their return will begin their lives together in Sydney.


b         Everything you wanted to know about the Gold Coast Mosque.....







Imam Imraan Husain has compiled a potted history of the Gold Coast Mosque and its activities.


Abdelsalam and the Ambassadors at APCS


The 2011 Asia Pacific Cities Summit was held in Brisbane over the week and IWAQ's Ms Galila Abdelsalam was at the gala dinner seated alongside Brisbane's Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, His Excellency Mr Ali Nasser Alnuaimi. UAE Ambassador (left of photo) and His Excellency Mr Jeffrey L Blech US Ambassador (right of photo).


Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City were the keynote speakers at the conference.


The theme of the Summit was ‘The Business of Cities’, and over the three days, world-renowned speakers talked about sustainability, connectivity and managing rapid growth in their cities over the coming decade.

Call for assistance


The Queensland Muslim Welfare Association's Welfare Shop has a request for furniture from a sister with two young sons to help her set up house after her recent family breakup.

The items she requires are: a refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, dining room table with four chairs, TV stand, book case, futon and a lounge.

The sister in question has only been in Australia for three years, is a new Muslim and does not have family in Australia.

Contact Janeth Deen on 0435 086 796 if you can assist in any way.

Imams Trip to Christmas Island


Imam Akram (Imam of Kuraby Mosque) and Imam Ikraam (Imam of Daara Mosque) were invited to Christmas Island (in the vicinity of the orange circle on map on right) to attend the 50 year anniversary celebrations of Musjid Taqwa.


The Imams spent five days in Christmas Island and delivered lectures and workshops on the subjects of youth and social conduct.


"The Christmas Island community was very appreciative of our efforts," Imam Akran told CCN.


The Imams also took the opportunity of leading the Jumma prayers at the detention center and talking with the refugees.


Muslims Australia (AFIC) president, Ikebal Patel also joined the celebrations on the Island.

Qld cops won't seek powers to remove veils


QUEENSLAND won't seek NSW-style police powers to force Muslim women to remove face veils during routine car stops.

The NSW powers are aimed at ensuring police can properly identify motorists and others suspected of committing crimes.

They can now order people to remove any kind of head covering, including garments such as burkas and niqabs, during routine stops.

Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson (pictured left) is content with existing police powers in the state, and believes they're adequate to deal with identity issues.

"I don't believe personally we need to go down this path in Queensland," he told ABC Radio today.

"Our legislation is more than adequate, but we will watch with great interest what they do in NSW.

"I have no intention to ask the Queensland government to do something similar here."


The change in NSW follows the case of Sydney woman Carnita Matthews, who in November 2010 was sentenced to six months' jail for falsely accusing a police officer of forcibly trying to remove her burqa.

Ms Matthews claimed the incident occurred when she was pulled over in June 2010.

But the sentence was quashed on appeal last week.

NSW District Court judge Clive Jeffreys ruled there was no evidence to confirm Ms Matthews filed a criminal complaint against the officer, because the person who did so was wearing a veil and wasn't positively identified.

Mr Atkinson said Queensland police had the power to search a person, and had the right to pursue the identity of a person provided they believed an offence had been committed.

"The situation here is police do have the power to search a person if they think an offence has been committed or the belief the person may have a weapon or drugs," he said.

"Our policy says we should respect religious customs of the individual as well.

"Under the traffic legislation that we have here, the police officer has the right to try and get evidence of the correctness of a person's name and address."


Courier Mail

On the road again.......


Adventurer Yusuf Omar is once again deep in the heart of Africa.


Accompanied by good friend and University of Queensland vet student Max Barot they have begun their 8000km expedition around Southern Africa in their 1979 VW beach buggy nicknamed 'tshabala sand master' by locals.


Working in his capacity as a reporter for the Sunday Tribune in Durban, Yusuf plans to document the Namibian seal cull which sees 90,000 baby cubs clubbed every July.


On Friday he said they were camping on the banks of the Okavango river bordering Botswana battling sub zero temperatures and their car catching fire in the Namibian desert.


The boys have also made acquaintances with a host of Afrikaner mechanics who have proven to be as smart and kind as they are brave.

They aim to be back in South Africa by the 18th of July

An All Star Night in Brisbane


The Strangers' Tour features comedian, Baba Ali, poet, Boona Mohammed and scholar, Navaid Aziz.

Tuesday 12th July, 2011, 6:30pm
Cost: $30*
Venue: Bldg 23 Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, Room 23, St Lucia Campus, University of Queensland

Contact: info@AMYNweb.com

Visit: www.AMYNweb.com and Events page on facebook.com/AMYNweb



The Strangers Tour Trailer - Brisbane



The Inbox


Dear CresCafé Team,

A great big thank you once again from Runcorn Heights State School students, their families and staff.

CresCafé always provides us with tea, coffee and delicious cupcakes for our Harmony Festival.

The Festival showcases our schools 55 different cultures through food, activities and performances.

It was great to see the Crescents team getting involved this year in the day’s cultural activities. Some wonderful drumming, Crescents team!

This year’s festival was again a big success, raising over $8500.00 for our Harmony House Project. Insha’Allah we hope to start the construction of this Multi faith/Community Building at the school very soon.

If anyone is interested in helping with this project, please contact Aisha Dennis on 0402 438 077. We are in need of money donations and contractors to help with the construction.

Thank you

Aisha Dennis
Community Liaison
Runcorn Heights State School

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Crown Point's Avicenna Academy develops space shuttle experiment

Avicenna Academy students Jenna Rifai, from left, Amalia Hosken, Ayesha Zubair, Heba Abuzer and Ameer Rifai

CROWN POINT USA: When Atlantis takes off on the last U.S. space shuttle mission Friday, there will be a few local paramecium on board, thanks to students at tiny Avicenna Academy.

"It's a wonderful experience," Principal Amanda Arceo said as she headed to Kennedy Space Center in Florida to witness the launch along with four students who developed the experiment for the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program.

Heading to a reserved viewing area for the scheduled 10:26 a.m. launch along with Arceo are Heba Abuzer, Amalia Hosken, Ayesha Zubair and Sarah Suleiman.

Abuzer and Jenna Rifai, who recently completed sixth grade, were the primary principal investigators, while Hosken, Zubair, Maria Khan and Sabriya Umrani served as co-investigators as fifth-graders, and Suleiman and Ameer Rifai were fourth-grade assistants.



Crown Point Community



Muslim women can decide what to wear on the soccer field


The Iranian national women's soccer team was banned from an Olympic qualifier because of its Islamic dress. (June 3, 2011)

CANADA: Just over a kilometre from where a monument stands honouring Canada’s “Famous Five” — activists from the 1920s who succeeded in getting women recognized as legal persons — a soccer game is scheduled to symbolize a similar struggle.

To onlookers, the women gathering at Major’s Hill Park Thursday afternoon will appear to be playing a casual game. But what these women will be doing is showing their solidarity with the Iranian women’s soccer team recently banned from taking part in a qualifying match for the 2012 Olympics on account of their hijab.

“There’s a whole generation of women who are becoming marginalized,” asserts Farrah S. Khan, an artist and activist from Toronto, and the co-founder of AQSAzine. She is speaking at this week’s Women’s Worlds conference in Ottawa, where buzz about the soccer game is growing. Khan, who has posted an online video against the ban, argues that freedom of choice is paramount in the struggle for gender equality.

“We can find our agency from within our own faith, but can the West find the ability to support our rights from within itself?” she asks.

It’s a question that pits a common Western (often Orientalist) view that Muslim women are in need of saving, against the emerging consensus from conferences like this one that Muslim women are perfectly capable of making their own choices and have in fact been doing so for centuries.

Selma Djukic, a Toronto businesswoman and board director at the Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute, turns to Islamic history to find that women have not always been considered “the muted half of the community,” as is often portrayed from both within and beyond the community itself.

Once again, women’s bodies are being used as battlegrounds — in this case as cultural battlegrounds where one form of dress is being seen as superior to the other.

“Muslim women have been intensely engaged in society, not just in the home but beyond as well,” Djukic says to a group of women, and a handful of men, who have come to hear her speak at the conference.


She points out that throughout history, Muslim women have struggled against Islamophobia and sexism in order to contribute to society, armed with the conviction that their religion afforded them agency.

It’s this message which is most relevant to both extremists in the Muslim community who have co-opted the history to argue that women should not be seen or heard, as well as to those who believe Muslim women have no framework for empowerment in a religion they believe to be fundamentally misogynistic.

Ironically, these two extremes would both agree that Muslim women in hijab have no place on the soccer pitch — and therein is the underlying dynamic at play.


The Star



Mufti makes historic visit


Did It is a dream many people may have, but one very few will ever realise.

The experience of physically entering the Ka'bah and performing Salaah within the House of Allah that is beloved to billions of Muslims, is one that does not come easily.

But this Saturday, it was a dream come true for a South African scholar whose educational discourses are well known among millions of listeners worldwide.Mufti Abdool Kader (AK) Hoosen, resident Mufti at Channel Islam International (Cii), was blessed with this historic opportunity over the weekend when the Ka'bah was opened for its bi-annual washing. The ceremony, which is presided over by the Emir of Makkah, is attended by invited dignitaries and scholars from around the Muslim world.


Mufti AK said he was completely absorbed by the experience and took full liberty of the 25 minutes he spent in the Ka'bah to perform 4 Rak'aat of Salaah and pour his heart out to the Almighty. "On entering the Ka'bah, one observes 3 pillars with a green veil above them," he said. "I performed 2 Rak'aat facing one wall and two facing another wall.



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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

The CCN Bookshelf

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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 Clu

KB's Culinary Corner




KB SAYS:  Calzone is a folded Italian pizza and its a whole lot easier to handle than a normal pizza. You can also fill your calzone with leftover veggies, or with things that need using up, mixed with tomatoes and some melting cheese. It's really tasty whether you serve it hot or cold.



3 cups flour
2 Tab sugar
1 tsp salt
2tsp yeast (10g)
¼ cup oil
1 egg
½ cup milk and ½ cup water

1. Sift the flour and the salt, then add all other dry ingredients.
2. Beat the egg and oil and very gently rub into the dry ingredients.
3. Mix the milk and water and add to the flour mixture and knead to form a soft dough.
4. Cover the dough and leave to rise until almost double in size


Filling Ingredients
3 cups of chicken fillet cubed
1 tsp ground cumin (jeeru)
1 tsp salt
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tsp ground green chillies
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp garlic
2 tab olive oil

Heat the olive oil and add all the above and cook the chicken until tender and then make a mixture of 1 ¼ cup cold milk and 2 tab corn flour and add to the chicken and let it simmer for a few minutes and then allow it to cool.

To make the calzone:
Punch the dough down and then using half the dough at a time, roll it out, using an 8cm cutter, cut out circles, brush with beaten egg, place the filling in the one half and then fold over, Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with cheese and cubed tomatoes and green peppers and bake at 180 degrees until light brown.


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’ve been working out consistently now for about 6 months but I’m struggling to get the results I’m hoping for. Please help!

A: Good on you for committing to a regular routine. You may have hit a plateau (which means you won’t see much change / results from your workouts).


What you need to do now is change what you do or the way you work out, eg. you need to lift heavier weights, or go for longer walks/runs, eliminate some exercises you’re used to doing and
incorporate new ones. Even something as simple as changing the times or days of your workout can make a difference.

If you keep doing the same thing, you’ll keep getting the same results, so it’s time you change things up a bit and set some unfamiliar challenges for your body/muscles. Try using your own body weight as much as possible too (by doing push-ups, sit-ups, tricep-dips, etc.) for an even greater challenge.

Keep up the great work and be sure to have fun with every workout!






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


The interviewer was examining Jallaudin's job application when he turned to him and said:

"I see you have put 'ASAP' down for the date you are available to start, meaning as soon as possible, of course. However, I see you've put 'AMAP' down for required salary. I don't believe I've ever seen that before, what does it mean?"

Jallaludin replied, "As Much as Possible!"

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The CCN July Business of the Month


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Nazima Hansa

your one-stop real estate shop


Computers, laptops, bags, accessories, digital cameras, monitors, notebooks, printers, toners/cartridges, software and much much more. All the best brands at the lowest possible prices. Visit us today www.efxshop.com.au

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Promotional Offer

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Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range


Biltong in Brisbane


Healthy Life


Flight Star
Haj Packages

Dr. Nazir Mahomed, well known dentist and previously at Compton Road Dental in Runcorn, wishes to advise that as of 11th July 2011 he will be practising at:


Choice Dental Browns Plains

Shop 10 Plains Junction Shopping Centre

(opposite Grand Plaza Shopping Centre)

28 Browns Plains Road

Browns Plains

Qld 4118

Tel: 07 3809 3320


He looks forward to continuing care for those patients who have loyally supported him these past 30 years. New patients are most welcome.


He will be working late evenings and on Saturdays for your convenience, and would appreciate continued valued referrals.


He will continue to bulk bill patients referred by their medical practitioners who qualify  for Dental Treatment under Medicare

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Accounting Services



Migration Agent


Phone: 3397 6863
Mob: 0431 446 528
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Holland Park West

Hydrotherapy & Swimming

classes for Muslim women

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Want an effective treatment to clean out BAD CHOLESTROL and PLAQUE from your arteries?
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Brochure (pdf)

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Table & Chair Hire


Additional contact:

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0433 531 593

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Colour - Style - Shine.

Gabriel K hair studio is a boutique studio exclusively for women. Gabriel K has over 20 years experience as a stylist and uses Matrix as the professional range.









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10 July


Algester Family Fun Day

48 Learoyd Road, Algester

0433 552 409

11.30am to 2.30pm

12 July


The Strangers Tour

Himahway Institute, Sunnah Inspirations & AMYN University of Qld



16 July


The Sisters Workshop


Kuraby Mosque

0414 141 704

9.45am to 12pm

17 July


Annual Madrasah Soccer Tournament 2011




Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha



18 July



Lailatul Baraat

21-23 July


Harun Yahay Lecture Tour

Tour Organizers

Queensland Tour Dates

0402 274 394

See schedule

23 July


Bald Hills Mosque Open Day

Islamic Society of Bald Hills

119 Telegraph Rd, Bald Hills

3261 1471

10.30am to 12.30pm

24 July


9th Annual College Fete

724 Blunder Rd. DURACK

3372 1400

from 10.30am

29-31 July


Prof. Tahir-ul-Qadri Lecture Tour

Zaffar Khan

29th: Michael's Oriental Restaurant

30th: Citipointe Church

31st: Islamic College of Brisbane

0400 162 163

See schedule

2 August



Start of Ramadhan

28 August



Lailatul Qadr

31 August



End of Ramadhan

1 September




3 September



Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

10 September


Gold Coast Family Eid Dinner

Malay/Indonesian Sisters

Runaway Bay Community Centre

0410 727 800


18 September



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


15 October


Spring Ball

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0433 182 520


7 November




11 or 12 November


Dreamworld 2011


0418 722 353


27 November



Islamic New Year

6 December



Day of Ashura



Ladies Taleem


Taleem will take place on Thursday 11am-12pm at the Kuraby Mosque every week, insha'Allah.


All ladies are welcome.


Muslim Events Forum (MEF)


Need help in planning or promoting an event or function?


Meeting Dates:

4th Wednesday of the month (next meeting 27 July)


IWAQ.Offices, 11 Watland Street, Springwood





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Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


Meeting Dates:

Wednesday 14 September

Wednesday 16 November


Metropolitan South Regional Office
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Sunnah Inspirations

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

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Holland Park Mosque


Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / 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

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

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

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

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

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Muslim community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods


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