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



Sunday, 25 September 2011

 Newsletter 0359




See you at the starter's line............... 


A Brisbane Anniversary 


BRISBANE: 22 September 2011 marked 10 years since the Kuraby Mosque in Brisbane Australia was destroyed in an arson attack following the events of September 11. It was the first mosque in the world to be destroyed in retaliation to the 9/11 attacks in the US.


ABC Radio National recorded the immediate reactions of members of the local Muslim community:

· There’s been a lot of disappointment hurt obviously, a religious place is always a focal point for any community, and this has struck at the heart of the Muslim community, being the mosque. I must say there has been anger, but not directed at any particular person or persons, but we understand the climate that we live in.

· You cannot really describe such a feeling because this is not your house. I mean, you might have a different feeling if you see your house burning, but this is the house of God, the house of Allah has been burned.

· Because I attend this mosque every day, so when it actually happened it actually felt like someone was saying, “Your house has actually been burned down”, that’s the way it hit me, you know that’s the way I felt.

· My children literally live at the mosque, this is their place where they play around, they spend the entire afternoon here after school. What if these children were in the mosque? They’ve been scared, because they’d gone on a camp out, and when they came back there was no mosque there. They were shocked. They just came home – normally they talk about what a wonderful camp it was, but this time it was, “Oh, Mummy, I don’t believe it.”

· There were a lot of Korans and books that were in the children’s names that were burnt, and children are very possessive of their things. They were traumatised, they were crying, because this institute was very, very dear to them.

· And I think they’ve sort of grown up a little bit in the matter of a few weeks, and they always remember the day, because 11th September was the bombing, 22nd September was their bombing.

· My son, three years old, he doesn’t know anything about the fire, but now at home he’s building a mosque with his building blocks, and then he drops it and he says, “The mosque is burnt”. And I say, “I’m going to the mosque now,” and he says, “I can’t come with you. Maybe the naughty man will burn me.”

· Those few who woke up and thought, “Let’s go and attack (the Muslims)” – they’ve attacked us, but they haven’t really attacked us, they’ve attacked Australia.

Before the fire

The new Mosque under construction at the time of the fire

A surviving page from a burnt Koran

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History Society gets a Facebook lift! 




The Queensland Muslim Historical Society (QMHS) has a new Facebook page.


Join the conversation and the information sharing.


Schools 'no place for prayers'


WA: Religious non-believers have welcomed a WA State primary school's decision to ban the Lord's Prayer from its fortnightly assemblies because they say schools should reflect the nature of Australia's secular society.

WA Humanist Society president Diana Warnock said the Lord's Prayer had no place in public schools, which were meant to be free and secular.

"I think it is completely inappropriate for them to have any kind of prayer," she said.

"If you want your child to have a religious education, you send them to a religious school."

Edgewater Primary School dropped its 25-year-old tradition of reciting the prayer at assemblies after some parents complained, even though many others wanted the practice to continue.

The parents said use of the prayer went against the Education Act which states that schools should not promote any particular religious beliefs over others.

Humanists believe children should be taught to be open-minded and to understand religion's history and role in shaping society.

Ms Warnock said people should be able to pray in churches or synagogues, but a school assembly was a community space that should remain secular.

However, Muslim imam Burhaan Mehtar said he was not opposed to non-Christian children reciting the Lord's Prayer.

Imam Mehtar, who teaches religion at the Australian Islamic College's Thornlie campus, said if State school students were not being indoctrinated or preached at, then the practice should continue because it was a calming influence.

He would rather students were taught any prayer than no prayers at all.

"We can take religion out of prayer but I don't think we can take prayer out of our lives," he said.

Liberal MP and ordained Christian minister Peter Abetz said the school was "pandering to the minority" by banning the prayer, because most of the parents who bothered to respond to a survey said it should be continued.

"The Lord's Prayer is part of our heritage," he said.

"It's good for kids, whether they have a personal faith or not, to get to know that prayer.

"It's a bit like learning the national anthem.
"If somebody has a conscientious objection to saying the prayer they can just remain silent."


The West Australian

Today Tonight’s false depiction of Muslims exposed


A MuslimVillage.com investigative report "exposes the tabloid TV current affairs show Today Tonight and it's depiction of Australian Muslims."


"What we found goes beyond a lack of fairness and balance. It is more into the realm of pursuing a deliberate policy of portraying Muslims and Islam in a negative manner."



Muslim Village



Mussala in Moorooka

By Adapted from a report by The Brothers from Moorooka


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A newly opened musalla in Beaudesert Road, Moorooka is giving the local Muslims of the area good reason to celebrate as it is the first time that they will be able to pray, perform Jumah (Friday) salah and congregate in their own suburb.

The musalla welcomed its first Ramadan on the 2nd August and attracted many of the Muslims who live, work or visit the suburb and its surroundings.

Moorooka is the heart of Brisbane's African community and is a diverse and vibrant suburb with a thriving business district many run by Muslims.


Its inner city location and abundance of local amenities and transport options makes it a popular spot for new arrivals and as a result Islam is the fastest growing religion in the suburb based on data from Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Historically speaking Moorooka served since the 90’s as an arrival hub for refugee settlement and has had a steady growth up to the year 2000. In 2001 and in 2006 refugee migrants were resettled in and around Moorooka in relatively large numbers while the later part of the decade (2006) witnessed the arrival of a large Muslim population with backgrounds from Sudan, Somalia, Liberia, DDR Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq and others.


The Muslim numbers were also aided by interstate and New Zealand Muslims migrating to Queensland.


It is important to understand that the majority of settlements in the past were coordinated by Christian church organization, while Muslim families had minimal interactions with Muslim organizations, consequently depriving them of Islamic community engagement and access to services. It is hoped that this is one of the areas that the musalla could facilitate in and make a difference.

As a result of this increase in the Muslim population within and around the Moorooka precinct, many of the local Muslims have been without a well-located Mosque or musalla and thus have only been able to attend congregational prayers once a week at a Mosque for Jumah Prayers such as Darra, Buranda or Holland Park. Additionally more and more workers, business owners and visitors have been forced to perform their daily obligatory prayers at inconvenient locations such as alleys, behind shops, car parks or have been forced to find alternative locations that were not always convenient or suitable. For this reason many voiced their concerns and indicated the need for a Mosque or musalla in Moorooka.

Their long awaited dream was fulfilled when a small group, themselves refugees, established the IQRA Muslim Association to launch the urgently needed musalla which became a reality in October 2010.

Everyone in the community has collectively worked with much hardship, energy and money to fulfill this dream of having the house of Allah in Moorooka. Coming from a previous life filled with trauma, pain and suffering, the new musalla will always be symbolic of the new life and new country that they now call home, having established it from scratch with monies they raised to rent an open office space.

The challenges of the ongoing overhead costs will have to be met through help from generous donors to cover the needs of this mission. Amongst the many reasons for establishing this place of worship is to raise awareness of Islam amongst the local community and provide opportunities for the younger and older generations generations of the community to succeed at all levels.

The Moorooka musalla is currently the closest place of worship for the following suburbs: Moorooka-Salisbury-Annerley-Tarragindi-Yeronga-Yerongapilly-Rocklea, Fairfield etc.

Contact details
Address: Corner of Beaudesert Rd and Mayfield Rd Moorooka
10/204 Beadesert Rd Moorooka
Email: icmoorooka@gmail.com
Tel: 0402263033

Crime Stoppers Golf Day


The Crime Stoppers Metropolitan South Area Committee 2011 Golf Challenge Fundraiser was held on Thursday at the Pacific Golf course and three four-ball teams organized by Mr Mohammed Ally entered the competition.


The following players took part:


- Sayraz Mohammed

- Mohammed Sharif

- Mohammed Faruk

- Shazad Khan

- Mirza Uzair Akbar

- Dave Stevens

- Sheraz Khan

- Hamid Kassim

- Mohammed Ally

- Younus Omar

- Joe Kahn

- Iqbal Patel


Chairman of Crime Stoppers Metro South, Ms Decalie Newton, told CCN: "It was a great day of golf, fine weather and excellent company. My special thanks to Mohammed Ally for arranging the three teams."



Watch the boys in action


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Learn Arabic The Easy Way


Have you attempted to learn Arabic for religious purposes, practical reasons or out of curiosity?  Were you overwhelmed? Did you feel there was no point trying?  Have you decided to stop learning Arabic or to settle for rudimentary reading skills?


If any of these points applies to you then your decision was driven by reasons that had nothing to do with the language.

It is easy to be introduced to a language in such a way that makes you dislike it or doubt your capacity to learn it.


It is even easier to feel reluctant to engage with the bland demotivating techniques used in some classrooms.


In the worst case scenarios the learning experience can cause complete disengagement from the language and the culture of its speakers.


While children find it easy to verbalize their thoughts that they “hate a language” as adults we feel obliged to give reasons.


Most of us therefore rightfully state that taking classes has not enabled us to “use the language”.

At the Center for Easy Language Learning, you will be given reasons to learn the language. The courses are carefully designed by a qualified professional and use a combination of methods. These creative and modern techniques will make learning Arabic surprisingly fun, communicative, interactive and more importantly easy. Moreover, all courses are taught by a bilingual speaker of Arabic and English with a Masters of Applied Linguistics from UQ.


To find out more about the courses click on the image above to enlarge and attend the free information session being held at the Buranda Darul Uloom on Saturday the 1st of October 2011 from 3:30 pm to 4.30 pm.


C4ELL is offering free Arabic lessons as a random draw prize at today's (Sunday's) CresWalk2011.

MAQ grants open 


The Queensland Government opened the 2011-12 Multicultural Queensland Partnerships program annual grants round this week with an increased provision for this year’s annual grants round to $1 million.

The grants round offers funding for community events and projects that promote multiculturalism, positive community relations and community capacity, including improved access to services, under the following categories:

• iconic festivals
• multicultural festivals
• cultural celebrations
• major projects
• small community projects.

The Funding Information Paper can be accessed at www.communities.qld.gov.au/multicultural, which provides information about funding categories and how to develop an application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 14 November 2011.

If you require further information on the program contact Multicultural Affairs Queensland on (07) 3224 5006.

New Mufti of Australia – Dr Ibrahim Abu Muhammad


A EXCLUSIVE To MuslimVillage.com

Imams and Sheikhs from around Australia held a meeting last week in which they appointed Dr Ibrahim Abu Muhammad as the new Grand

Mufti of Australia. Dr Abu Muhammad, a current serving member of the Fatwa board of the National Imams Council of Australia, replaces the outgoing Mufti Sheikh Fehmi Naji El-Imam AM.

Dr Ibrahim Abu Muhammad is one of the most prominent Muslim scholars in Australia and having memorised the entire Qur’an in his childhood. He went on to complete formal studies in Islam at the renowned and historic Al-Azhar University, Cairo where he completed a Masters at the College of Usuluddin and later a PhD. His thesis earned him a high distinction to achieve top of his class.

From 1988 to 1991 he taught Islamic Studies in Ajman College in Al-Ayn University, Abu Dabi. Dr Ibrahim has also taught postgraduate studies in Islam at Leaders College under the Defence Ministry of Abu Dabi from 1991 to 1996.

Dr Ibrahim was a cultural advisor at the Islamic Council of NSW during 1997. In 1999 he established Quran Kareem Radio Australia which broadcasts Arabic and English programs daily to an audience of more than 25,000 listeners.

Dr Ibrahim is also a Shariah advisor for The Muslim Community Co-operative (Australia) Ltd, better known as MCCA, since 1992.

Dr Ibrahim has authored 26 books which have been published in Arabic. Some titles of his books are Man and the Environment, Culture and the Diary of History, Between Freedom of Thought and Freedom to Destroy, A letter to the Sane, The Man and the Sycophant, Mental Striving: its Fields and its Heights and Pure Melody and the Immoral Melody. He has recently published the second edition of his book Invitation to Contemplate, which was translated into both English and French.

He regularly delivers Friday sermons at major mosques in Australia and holds regular monthly public lectures for the Muslim community in Sydney, where he is based.

Traditionally the role of a Mufti as a religious authority has been something that operated in a Muslim country where the overwhelming majority

of the people would be of the same cultural and religious background.

SBS News - Grand Mufti speaks to SBS




Because there is no religious hierarchy in Islam (especially in Sunni Islam), there is no one person – apart from the Prophet Muhammad – whose views on Islam are considered final. Anyone with knowledge of the religion and related matters can express an opinion on a religious issue. In practice, those who have studied Islam and are knowledgeable about the religion have the strongest say.

In the past the role of Mufti of Australia has been more of a ceremonial role that has held no real authority over other Imams or grassroots Australian Muslims.

One difficulty is the enormous diversity among Australian Muslims (ethnic, religious, theological, legal, spiritual), making it difficult to agree on one person or body to represent the religious views of the entire community.

Another obstacle to a recognised central religious leadership is that the largest segment amongst Australia’s Muslim community are those born in Australia who make up just under 40% of Australia’s 400,000 + Muslim community. These Australian born Muslims speak predominately English and have a more Western mindset. They tend to find it hard to follow Imam’s and Sheikhs that do not speak English or fully understand the “Western” mindset because they were born and raised outside of Australia.

Currently most religious leaders in Australia are from overseas. They are trained in overseas seminaries and brought to Australia to serve a particular ethnic community, for example Pakistani, Bosnian, Turkish or Lebanese. As yet, there are only a few Australian-born imams.

It remains to be seen how successful the non English speaking new Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Muhammad will be in unifying the diverse Australian Muslim community under one religious authority. Going by the recent controversy regarding the declaration of Eid, it may take some time before a unified religious leadership emerges, if ever, in Australia.

Container for  Somalia


A container of medical equipment which is a joint venture between Human Appeal and the Muslim Charitable Foundation will be leaving Brisbane on Monday 26th September. The spare space in the container was filled with clothing mostly supplied by the Somali people of Brisbane who helped with the loading of the container. Human Appeal have people on the ground in Somalia who will distribute the goods when they arrive in Somalia. All donations have been greatly appreciated in helping ease some of the difficulties faced by the Somali people.

Muslim Media Interaction call for volunteers 


Tired of reading articles which blatantly misrepresent Muslims?

‘Muslim Media Interaction’ as a branch of the Muslim Youth of Queensland aims to liaise with media outlets and respond to factually incorrect publications about Islam.


We aspire to educate and present a balanced view of Islam and Muslims living in Australia.


The Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ) and the Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) have supported this initiative.

As this is an enormous but achievable task, we are searching for volunteers to assist us in areas such as media research, web administration and male and female spokespersons to be the face of our group.


So, if you are a journalism student, youth leader or just passionate about your religion register your interest at my.queensland@gmail.com.

The Inbox


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Thank you very much for your kind and sincere help to promote PappaRoti always.


The exposure in the newsletter has definitely assisted us to promote and spread our halal products to the Muslim communities.


Thank you once again.


Here I wish to inform you that the promotions that we offered have ended (Ramadan Specials and the Bun Combo).

We are now preparing for the next promotion. As such I would appreciate your kind assistance again in the very near future. Thank you.

Kind regards,
PappaRoti Warrigal Square

Around the Muslim World with CCN


AK-47 first prize in Somali radio competition for children 

AN ISLAMIST-BACKED radio station in Somalia has awarded assault rifles and hand grenades to the winners of a children’s Koran recital competition.

Andalus radio, run by the al-Shabab rebel militia, said the first prize was an AK-47 and £450 (€517). The runner-up received an AK-47 and £320, while the child who came third received two F1 hand grenades and £250. The three children also received religious books.

Pictures of the senior Islamist leader and spokesman Sheikh Mukhtar Robow presenting the awards in Elasha Biyaha, about 20km from Mogadishu, were posted on a rebel-affiliated website.

Al-Shabab controls much of southern Somalia and is trying to overthrow the transitional government in Mogadishu. The group, designated a terrorist organisation by several western governments, has links to al-Qaeda and practises an extreme version of Islam.

In certain areas al-Shabab leaders have banned musical mobile phone ringtones, films, football broadcasts, dancing at weddings and even shop signs written in English or Somali rather than in Arabic. Punishments for infringements include double amputations and stonings. The rebels have also systematically recruited children under 15 to fight for them, according to Amnesty International.



The Irish Times


Aisha first Gulf woman elected Arab Parliament Deputy Speaker

Manama: Qatari Aisha Yusuf Al Mannai on Tuesday made history by becoming the first Gulf woman to be elected deputy speaker of the Arab Parliament.

Aisha secured 30 of the 54 votes in the polling in Cairo, ahead of Sudanese MP Mohammad Al Hasan Al Ameen, who got 13 votes, and Iraqi MP Abed Dheyab Al Ajili, who won 11 votes.

The new leading parliamentary figure holds a BA in Islamic Religion and Philosophy from Qatar University, and an MA and a PhD from the Cairo-based Al Azhar University.

Aisha had already made history in her country by being the first woman to be appointed Dean of the Sharia and Law Faculty in Doha. She previously served in several leading positions and held a post in the Qatari Red Crescent. She runs a religious dialogue centre.


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This week

a CCN Reader



My Name Is Red


Orhan Pamuk




At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.


The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm.


Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears.


The only clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle,


My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power.  



Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

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

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


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.

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KB's Culinary Corner


KB says: This week's recipe has been kindly supplied by the well-known Mrs Fatima Patel of Durban who is presently holidaying in the Gold Coast. Mrs Patel is a long-time member of the South African Muslim Women's Cultural Group which has been in existence for over half a century and has produced, amongst other things, the ubiquitous Indian Delights - a compendium of uniquely South African Indian cooking.


Naan Khatai

(South African-styled)



1 cup ghee (solid)
1 cup castor sugar
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons semolina
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 teaspoon elachi powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
4 tablespoons condensed milk
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder


Beat the ghee, castor sugar, egg yolks, elachi, nutmeg ,semolina, bicarbonate soda and condensed milk together until fluffy.


Fold in the flour and baking powder and make into a soft dough.


Mould into a ball, flatten a little and place a whole blanched almond in the centre of each naan khatai and place on a baking tray leaving sufficient space between the naan khatais.


Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 10-15 minutes or 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



• Have a good breakfast well before the start of the race
• Keep your fluids up (drink water before, during and after the race)
• Warm up before / cool down and stretch after
• Be sun-smart – don’t leave home without your hat, sunnies and sunscreen
• Listen to your body. Challenge yourself and make all your preparation pays off, without pushing too hard
• Never give up – pull back on your pace if needed
• Hang around after you’ve crossed the finish line for some fun & games
• Organise to have massage or just relax in the bath when you get home
• Have an early night to rest and recover from a busy day
• Enjoy a swim or gentle yoga class a day after the race
• Get back into your exercise routine once you’ve recovered and don’t hold back
• N-JOY!!

Time to put your training to the test

Have fun and give it your best

All the way to the finish line

I'm sure you'll do just fine!







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 and his wife, Mumtazbegum were standing outside a mall in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia when a rich Arab Sheikh approached them.

After making his salam, the Sheikh asked Jallalludin where they were from.


"Pakistan" Jallalludin said.

Looking at the wife, the Sheikh said, "I'll give you 100 camels for her "

Jallalludin looked stunned. There was a long pause and silence.


Finally he replied, "She's not for sale."

After the Sheikh left, Mumtazbegum asked "Jallalludin, what took you so long to answer?"

Jallalludin replied, "I was trying to figure out how to get 100 camels back to Karachi, it is financially not viable"


Great minds discuss ideas

Average minds discuss events

Small minds discuss people


Notice Board


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Events and Functions



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Closing date for entries:

EXTENDED TO 30 September 2011


1 October


Spring Ball

15 October


Indo Oz Multicultural Festival

23 October

Eid Family Night

@ Dreamworld

11 and 12 November

Low ticket price of $15 per person, per night, on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Last year 5,000 tickets were sold for the one night,

This year numbers will be restricted to 3,500 per night, giving more opportunities for the rides.

There will be extended hours, 6pm to midnight.

Halal food will be on sale.

Amnesty Human Rights Conference

Brisbane 6-8 October


Picnic with Bosnian Ambassador

22 October

International Food Festival

Gold Coast

6 May 2012



Islamic Programmes, Education & Services


Jewellery Making for scholars

29 September

Living the Hadith

2-week course


Study the 40 hadith of Imam An Nawawi, appreciate the history of our sacred tradition and Enhance your understanding of the Hadith by learning the implications in Sacred Law and their relevance to our lives as Muslims in the 21st century.

Arabic Lessons

with a difference


Renewing your eman

Lecture Series

Course for New Muslims


Muslim Revert Network

Media Training



Tafeer Workshops

with Mufti Ravat


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

Community SMS Service





Businesses and Services

The CCN September Business of the Month


(Every month CCN showcases a business here)



pari collection




now available:-

500ML Bottle @ $6.50 each
Buy 5 @ $6.00 each
Buy 10 @ $5.80 each
Buy a carton of 24 @ $135.00 a carton ($5.63 each)

Contact Faisel on 0402 575 410

Migration Agent



Nandos Mt Gravatt



Enni Meeni Myni Moh




Indian & Pakistan



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



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

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To claim your date for your event email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.





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25 September



Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


29 September


Jewellery Making

UMB Centre

21/360 Kingston Rd, Slacks Creek


2pm to 5pm

1 October



N22 Northern Theatres No.1, Griffith University Nathan Campus

0412386839 or 0432188110

7pm to 9pm

15 October


Spring Ball

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0433 182 520


7 November




11 and12 November

Fri and Sat

Dreamworld 2011


0418 722 353

6pm to 12pm

19 November


Kuraby Mosque OPEN DAY: "Building Bridges of Understanding"



Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque



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

25 August 2012



Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day




Tafseer and basic laws programme for Ladies only - Every Tuesday @ Kuraby Mosque @ 11am – Contact Apa Layla on 0405 968 665

Ladies Taalim programme - Every Thursday @ Kuraby Mosque @ 11am

Classes for teenage girls - 7pm to 8:30pm – Every Thursday evening – Contact Apa Layla on 0405 968 665

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 (cancelled)

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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Useful Links


Sunnah Inspirations

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

Kuraby Mosque

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.icb.qld.edu.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  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

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society



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