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



Sunday, 11 September 2011

 Newsletter 0357



Get you entries in! 



With literally days to go for the big day on Sunday 25 September registrations for CRESWALK 2011 are coming in at a frantic pace.


There will be a number of fabulous random draws that include a Kindle e-reader, a $250 shopping voucher and a digital photoframe.


While each finisher will be given a prized souvenier of the event to keep as a memento of the day, remember that your participation will help to raise funds for the Horn of Africa Famine Appeal.


Register online or download an entry form NOW by clicking here and call 0402 026 786 if you have any queries.


Dining with the LNP Leader 


Mr. Campbell Newman, leader of the LNP, attended a reception hosted by Mr. Faisal Hatia of Hatia Property Corporation at the Riverside Reception Centre in New Farm on Friday 9 September.


Amongst the 250 guests were community leaders, politicians, business men and women, Mayors and Imams.


Mr Hatia told the guests present that the purpose of gathering was to introduce the leader of the opposition to the Muslim community as well as to give him an insight into the substantial contribution the Muslim community was making to Brisbane, Queensland and Australia.


"I hope it will open the doors for further interaction between us as a community and the government all levels for our mutual positive benefit," he said in his welcoming address.


Mr. Newman spoke on his commitment to multicultural Queensland, lauded the efforts of the community and promised to vehemently to defend the community from unwarranted attacks against it.


Members of the audience were given the opportunity to ask Mr. Newman a range of questions on his policies and his stance on a number of issues.


He was presented with a Zulu shield by Mr Hatia to the tune of Shosholoza.


Also delivering speeches on the night were the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Cr. Graham Quirk, and Imam Ahmad Ghazaleh.


Mr. Hussin Goss conducted the auction of items in his usual unique and inimitable style much to the entertainment and enjoyment of the guests present.


Ms Nora Rane was the MC and Dr Mustafa Ally delivered the vote of thanks.


(left to right) Mr Campbell Newman, Mr. Faisal Hatia and Ms Nora Amath

Mr Campbell Newman, is presented with a Zulu shield by Mr. Faisal Hatia

(left to right, clockwise) Ms Lisa Newman, Mr. Campbell Newman, Mr. Faisal Hatia, Mr. Hussin Goss, Dr Mustafa Ally, Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan and Mr. Farouk Adam


(left to right, clockwise) Ms Leilah Abooker, Dr. Mohammed Seedat, Cr. Graham Quirk, Imam Imraan Husain, Imam Ahmad Ghazaleh, Mr. Sultan Deen, Imam Yusuf Peer, Ms Ayesha Peer

Dr. Mustafa Ally

Imam Ahmad Ghazaleh

Lord Mayor, Cr. Graham Quirk

Mr. Hussin Goss

An interactive experience of Tafseer al Quran

By Imam Zeeyad Ravat  

These days we all endeavour to recite the Holy Quran Kareem. However how much of it do we understand?


The Holy Quraan is an ocean of treasures waiting to be revealed. The Sahabi Abdullah bin Masood (ra) had an in depth understanding of the Holy Quraan. He knew where every verse was revealed, why it was revealed and when it was revealed. Rasulullah saw said, 'if anyone wishes to recite the Holy Quran as it was revealed to me by Jibraeel then he should recite it as how ibne Masood recites it'.


Yet despite all this he had such a zeal to learn more that he used to say that if I knew anyone who knew more knowledge of Quraan than me I would journey to him to learn! We have great opportunities to learn in our various Masaajid from our various Ulema.


To facilitate this further there will be tafseer classes every Thursday night at the multi purpose hall in the Islamic College of Brisbane. Isha Jamaat will be at 7:20pm followed by the tafseer programme at 7:30pm.


These tafseer lessons will comprise firstly of an in depth look of the translation, secondly the tafseer and meaning and in conclusion the lessons derived from it. The lessons are no longer than 30 minutes and will include an interactive discussion and question answer session. These lessons will also be heard live on www.meem.com.au or replayed on Islam TV Australia.


The first tafseer this week focused on Surah Yaseen and will be continued to the end of the year.


Some thirty men and twenty women (pictured above) attended this week and engaged in an informative Q&A at the end.


Mufti Zeeyad Ravat, Head of Islamic and Arabic at the Islamic College of Brisbane will be conducting and delivering these lessons.


All the details of the programme can be found here.

AFIC Press Releases


Off Shore Processing of Asylum Seekers
Mr Ikebal Patel, President of Muslims Australia - AFIC observed that it is about time Australia matured as a country in deciding on its own shores who stays in Australia, rather than hand balling the decision making to some other country, as was the case in the early days of Australia with the mother land deciding on the fate of individuals coming to this great land.


press release


September 11 – 10 Years Later
The President of Muslims Australia – AFIC, Mr Ikebal Patel speaking on the 10th anniversary of the attacks in the USA, said “ that was the day the world changed, one of the darkest days in history, for so many the sorrow lingers, anguish abounds and we share the pain of separation”.

Mr Patel, reiterated Muslims Australia’s condemnation in the strongest terms of this and any such criminal attacks on civilians. He said Islam rejects such acts, since it forbids the killing of civilians even during the time of war, especially if they are not part of the fight. As a human community we have to be vigilant and ensure that such evils are vigorously challenged and condemned for what it is.


press release


Mr Geert Wilder's visit to Australia

A letter of objection sent from Muslims Australia (AFIC) to Hon. Chris Bowen, Minister of Immigration with copy to Hon. Julia Gillard PM and to Hon. Tony Abbott, Leader of Opposition with regards to Senator Cory Bernardi’s invitation to Mr Geert Wilders.


letter to Bowen


letter to Abbot

Our aid in Pakistan does not go unnoticed

By Imam Zeeyad Ravat


(left to right) Mr Osman Rane (MCF), Brigadier Iftikhaar Saheb, Brigadier Akram Saheb, Mufti Zeeyad Ravat and Ms Janaeth Deen (MCF)

The Brisbane and Gold Coast community were generous when Pakistan was afflicted by the floods in 2010.


A substantial amount was collected and donated for the relief of the thousands of victims.


Muslim Charitable Foundation coordinate the relief efforts and the money was given to five individuals who undertook the journey to Pakistan to distribute the aid.


All this effort did not go unappreciated.


This week a retired official of the army of Pakistan Brigadier Akram Saheb of Islamabad, and an official in the educational department of Pakistan Brigadier Iftikhaar Saheb of Karachi met with Muslim Charitable Foundation members at the Islamic College of Brisbane to thank all Queensland Muslims for their help and care they offered in this crisis.


"Your efforts inspired us to continue the aid work. Although financial and material aid poured in from the entire world, Australia was special because their people came to help too," said Brigadier Akram Saheb.


Muslim Charitable Foundation Australia was imprinted on all the aid given out and the logo is even imprinted on the corrugated iron sheets given to the homeless on the Himalaya mountain tops.

MCF also expressed their gratitude to the two generals for helping Dr Maqsoodul Hasan and Mufti Zeeyad Ravat distribute the aid with full military operation and support.


Gifts were exchanged and certificates were given to the generals as a token of appreciation on behalf of the Queensland Muslim community.


Brigadier Akram Saheb wrote a letter to His Excellency, The Australian High Commissioner in Islamabad‏ expressing his sympathy for the recent floods in Queensland and the work of the Australian Air force Doctors and MCF.



The Crescents of Brisbane Team raised $3000 for the Muslim Aid Australia Horn of Africa Famine Appeal through their CRESCAFE stall at Eidfest last week.


Thank you to all those who donated cupcakes for the cause. This year's variety of decorations, tastes and colours was quite breathtaking and your talents were commended on by everyone who visited and patronized the stall.


If you did not collect your cake tray from the CRESCAFE stall call 0402 026 786 as we have a few trays looking for their owners.

Volunteer award









Mr. Fahad Alrashed was recently presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology in recognition of his contribution to the Asia Pacific Cities Summit.       

Arabic section opens in local library 


The Sunnybank Hills Library in South East Brisbane officially opened a new section on Arabic language books and resources this week.


The over 2000 items represent the biggest collection of resources outside of the English language in the library.


The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Cr Graham Quirk, launched the new Arabic collection with a group of young students from the nearby Islamic College of Brisbane (pictured left).


The Head Librarian said the initiative was in response to the growing community in the area but was open to all members of Brisbane City Council libraries in the city.


Media training 


(left to right) Mr. Yusuf Khatree, Mr. Haytham Younes, Mr. Jaaved Khatree, Ms Mariam Essof,  Ms Farina Abawi, Mr. Peter Kelly and Ms Janeth Deen 

The Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) sponsored a media training workshop which was conducted by Mr. Peter Kelly of Three Plus Training.


The workshop held on Saturday 10 September focused on, among other things, strategies for preparing for and responding to media interviews.


The goal of the workshop was to  to develop a range of skills that ensured participants are able to take as much control as possible when dealing with the media.

The personalised training included a mix of theory and practice that provided a strong understanding of how the media and individual journalists worked, including what they are looking for as well as providing an understanding of the fundamentals of handling any media interview.


The principles of developing and delivering key messages were demonstrated with the aim of building confidence to ensure that media opportunities are capitalised upon and any issues mitigated.


Mock interviews were conducted covering a range of interview styles - both negative and positive.

The program presenter, Peter Kelly (Assoc.) is a former print and television journalist including almost 10 years as reporter, presenter and Chief of Staff with Channel Ten in Brisbane. An experienced trainer, Mr Kelly has delivered presentation and media training courses for high profile athletes and coaches, as well as working with a range of corporate leaders, footballers and para-Olympians.


This was the second such training that was offered by GIRU this year.

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Growing up Muslim. in America



TINY beads ran down my face and formed a pool of sweat on my chin. I was soaked; my shirt clung to me.


This was, I reasoned, a negligible price to pay for my triumph against the opposing kickball team. As the bell rang I, along with the other fourth-graders, filed back into class, but the elation we felt from the playground victory was soon to be shattered. Well, for my classmates, anyway.


As we walked in, our teacher, Mr Stansu, asked if we knew anything about the World Trade Centre in New York. In a roomful of nine-year-old Canadians, the aggregate of our understanding of an iconic American structure would barely form a couple of sentences, but when Mr Stansu told us that hijacked airplanes had crashed into the towers, our naiveté ended.


To be honest, a lot of what I heard that morning didn't quite register. I had emigrated from Saudi Arabia just two years before, and I was still struggling with English. Even though I had attended English as a Second Language classes for a couple years, everything from English letters to the direction in which you read a text was distinct from the Urdu and Arabic languages I spoke.



Townsville Bulletin Tuesday 6/9/2011

The Inbox


Dear Editor

The Islamic Council of Qld wishes to advise that chicken from Golden Cockeral is not halal.


ICQ has not certified their plant and to the best of its knowledge no one else has done so either.

It has been brought to the attention of ICQ that some restaurants/food outlets and halal butchers are buying chicken from Golden Cockerel either directly or through other wholesalers who are mixing the products with those purchased from plants that have been certified halal.

M Yusuf
President, ICQ

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Latest issue

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

This week

A CCN Reader



American Grace
How Religion Is Reshaping Our Civic and Political Lives


Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell






American Grace is a major achievement, a groundbreaking examination of religion in America. Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse, and remarkably tolerant. But in recent decades the nation’s religious landscape has been reshaped. America has experienced three seismic shocks, say Robert Putnam and David Campbell.


In the 1960s, religious observance plummeted. Then in the 1970s and 1980s, a conservative reaction produced the rise of evangelicalism and the Religious Right. Since the 1990s, however, young people, turned off by that linkage between faith and conservative politics, have abandoned organized religion. The result has been a growing polarization—the ranks of religious conservatives and secular liberals have swelled, leaving a dwindling group of religious moderates in between.


At the same time, personal interfaith ties are strengthening. Interfaith marriage has increased while religious identities have become more fluid. Putnam and Campbell show how this denser web of personal ties brings surprising interfaith tolerance, notwithstanding the so-called culture wars. American Grace is based on two of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America. It includes a dozen in-depth profiles of diverse congregations across the country, which illuminate how the trends described by Putnam and Campbell affect the lives of real Americans.


Nearly every chapter of American Grace contains a surprise about American religious life.


Among them: • Between one-third and one-half of all American marriages are interfaith; • Roughly one-third of Americans have switched religions at some point in their lives; • Young people are more opposed to abortion than their parents but more accepting of gay marriage; • Even fervently religious Americans believe that people of other faiths can go to heaven; • Religious Americans are better neighbors than secular Americans: more generous with their time and treasure even for secular causes—but the explanation has less to do with faith than with their communities of faith; • Jews are the most broadly popular religious group in America today. American Grace promises to be the most important book in decades about American religious life and an essential book for understanding our nation today.


God's truth, believers are nicer

Simon Smart


I'm getting ready to duck, but don't shoot the messenger. The results are in: religious people are nicer. Or so says Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard.

Described by London's Sunday Times as the most influential academic in the world today, Putnam is not a religious believer. Best known for Bowling Alone, the book that made ''social capital'' a key indicator of a healthy society, Putnam, with his co-author David Campbell (a Mormon), has waded into the debate about religion in the public square with his latest offering, American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides Us. The book emerges out of two massive and comprehensive surveys into religion and public life in America.

Their most conspicuously controversial finding is that religious people make better citizens and neighbours. Putnam and Campbell write that ''for the most part, the evidence we review suggests that religiously observant Americans are more civic, and in some respects simply 'nicer' ''.

On every measurable scale, religious Americans are more generous, more altruistic and more involved in civic life than their secular counterparts.

They are more likely to give blood, money to a homeless person, financial aid to family or friends, a seat to a stranger and to spend time with someone who is ''a bit down''.

Putnam and his team interviewed 3000 people twice over two years, asking a range of questions about people's religious lives as well as their civic involvement, social relationships, political beliefs, economic situation and demographic profile.


Sydney Morning Herald


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The CCN Readers' Book Clu


KB's Culinary Corner


KB says: This is a quick and easy dish to make in a short space of time and is a huge success.



Green Lagan


Liquidise the following

1 bunch dhania (coriander) leaves
3 eggs
½ cup milk
1 tin cream style corn
6 green chillies
½ cup olive or sunflower oil

Fold in the following

1 medium onion grated
1 cup corn kernels (drained)
1 cup chana (besan) flour
1 tsp salt
½ cup mealie meal (polenta)
1 tsp baking powder


Pour into a greased, oven proof baking dish, dot with butter and sprinkle on sesame seeds and slivered almonds. Bake at 180deg until light brown (approx 35min)
Cut into squares and serve warm with your favourite chutney.


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


Week 2 of our 3 week CRESWALK2011 training program





Please note that the following program is suitable for beginners. For the more competitive or serious athlete, intensity, duration and frequency of exercises need to be increased!


DAY 1:
Walk for a minimum of 45 mins. (10 mins. at a moderate pace, 30 mins. at a more brisk pace and 5 mins. cool down / slow pace).

Healthy Tip: Always keep your body hydrated - carry a bottle of water with you daily!

DAY 2:
Similar to day 1, however, try to jog/run for a few minutes, then slow down to a brisk walk before jogging again. Increase your walking time by 5-10 mins. or more if you feel comfortable.

DAY 3:
Try a cycling session at the gym or head to the park on your bike and take in the scenery and some fresh air. Minimum session time should be 60mins with mini-challenges along the way.

Healthy Tip: Keep your liquids up to prevent dehydration and muscle cramping!

DAY 4:
A session in the pool will be great to relax/soothe the muscles while still improving on cardio-fitness. Swim some laps with short breaks in between, or opt for an aqua-aerobics session. If you’re not confident in the water then walk up and down the length of the pool close to the wall.

DAY 5:
Today we’re back to strength training – grab your weights and challenge upper and lower body. Remember to use your own body weight as well (push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups, etc). Active recovery - Do an activity that you enjoy (low impact). Include your stretching routine.

DAY 6:
Active recovery - Do an activity that you enjoy (low impact). Include your stretching routine.

DAY 7:
Time to pound the pavement.. Head out for your jog or walk. Your goal should be to beat the time / distance you set earlier in the week!
Recover and get ready for your final week of training before race day!

PLEASE NOTE: The above training program assumes a healthy participant. Those with medical conditions or who are not already physically active, need to seek clearance from their GP before starting any form of exercise.






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, the Madressah teacher, was talking in class about marriage .....

Mula Nasruddin: What kind of wife do you like Jallalludin?

Jallalludin: I want a wife like the moon...

Mula Nasruddin: Wow!! What a choice...do you want her to be beautiful and calm
like the moon?

Jallalludin: No, I want her to come at night and disappear in the morning....


The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.

The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.


Notice Board


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Events and Functions

Believing Women

Eid celebrations


Somalia Fund Raiser

and Afghan refugees
Why Are They Coming?


Spring Ball

This year we're also running & walking for the

Somalian and Horn of Africa Famine Appeal









Click the button below for all the details

Sunday, 25 September 2011, 9am, Orleigh Park, WEST END





Download the details


Closing date for entries:

EXTENDED TO 30 September 2011



Amnesty Human Rights Conference





International Food Festival

Gold Coast

6 May 2012



Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Tafeer Workshops

with Mufti Ravat



Community SMS Service

Media Training



Course for New Muslims


Muslim Revert Network



Living the Hadith

2-week course



Weekly Programmes



Horn of Africa Appeal




Training Course




Hajj with Sheikh Aslam

Islam Connect

iPhone/iPad App




AIIC Enrolments

Now Open



Sisters House

Accommodation Register

Qari's Classes

Quran Tutoring

beginners to advanced

Quran  & Tajweed Classes

Hostel Accommodation

for Muslim Students

Alkauthar Institute


Brisbane  Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

pdf version


Seerah Classes UMB

Qu'ran Reading & Islamic Studies

Kuraby Mosque

English Tutor

AIIC performance

AIIC Gold Coast campus

Islamic College of Brisbane


Free Adult Classes and Madressa For Children at Al-Mustapha Institute

Child Care Course

"Purification of the heart" Seminar

Maths Tutoring service

From years 6-10

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

Tel: 32191554

email: haddada5@hotmail.com.

Girls Game Night

Inspiration talk, pizza, BBQ, fun and games

Topics that are relevant, Iman-boosting and mind-capturing.

Where: AMYN Islamic Youth Centre, 16/157 North Rd, Woodridge
When: Every Sat, after Maghrib

Info: www.AMYNweb.com
Everyone is invited

The La Trobe University is offering a

Muslim Leadership Training Programme

and the details are available here.





Businesses and Services

The CCN September Business of the Month


(Every month CCN showcases a business here)






Pappa Roti



Indian & Pakistan






Enni Meeni Myni Moh



Nandos Mt Gravatt

Inwear Fashions



pdf version

Flight Star
Haj Packages

Bollywood Boutique




Eid Specials

OurWorld Travel

Haj Packages

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

Islamic Couture

Biltong in Brisbane


AK Surtie


Brisbane Diagnostics


Hummy's Automotive

Prop: Mohammed Shabbir

Love ur Body




Handyman Services

Carpet Lifesavers

Hussana Australia

Halal Body Care range


Kuraby Seafood Takeaway




Mina Collection

Stick On Labels

ACCES Services

Removal Services


Calamvale Central
Compton Road

Tel: 07 3272 2299

Kimaya Fashions


Shop 45A Inala Plaza

156 Inala Avenue, Inala 

The Quran Pen Reader

online at


Yasmeen Seedat

Accounting Services

Pappa Roti

Warrigal Square

Promotional Offer

A crispy bun and a large coffee for $4.99 only (usual price is $6.20). The promotion is for a limited time only

Migration Agent


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

Holland Park West

Hydrotherapy & Swimming

classes for Muslim women

pdf version

InWear fashions

Healthy Life


Want an effective treatment to clean out BAD CHOLESTROL and PLAQUE from your arteries?
ArgiNox Maintain is available from Zakiya Sacur - 0433 270 770. Book your consultation now


Body & Beauty

Brochure (pdf)

Bilal Solwa @ Reed

Table & Chair Hire


Additional contact:

Ahmed Hassan

0433 531 593

Gabriel Hair Studio


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.


Junaid Ally Properties







Samoosa Pastry


Nazima Hansa

your one-stop real estate shop

The CCN Date Claimer


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17 September


Fundraising BBQ and Memorial Service

Somali Australian Development Organisation

Svoboda Park, Kuraby

0421 732 082

10am to 5pm

25 September



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


15 October


Kuraby Mosque OPEN DAY: "Building Bridges of Understanding"

Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque



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

6 May 2012


International Food Festival

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque



All Day




Muslim Events Forum (MEF)


Need help in planning or promoting an event or function?


Meeting Dates:

4th Wednesday of the month (next meeting 28 September)


IWAQ.Offices, 11 Watland Street, Springwood





For more information and RSVP:

Mr. Ismail Mohammed at i_m_006@hotmail.com


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


Meeting Dates:

Wednesday 14 September

Wednesday 16 November


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



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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.icb.qld.edu.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)
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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  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane


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 & 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

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH)

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award


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