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Sunday, 25 September 2011

 Newsletter 0360



A Spring in every CresWalk step!


Last Sunday, on a perfect Spring Brisbane morning over 400 men, women, boys and girls of every conceivable shape, size, age and fitness level took part in CresWalk2011 at Orleigh Park, West End.


The 8th annual Fun Run, the flagship of Crescents of Brisbane, was another flawlessly and professionally organized event by the CresWalk Team in which everybody was able to participate in some form or the other, whether by running or walking for a PB, strolling along the Brisbane River with family and friends or simply enjoying the post run brunch in the park put on by the Team.


All finishers were presented with a CresWalk2011 commemorative mug and there were a host of random draw prizes that included a brand new Kindle and a $250 Visa cash card.


With the monies raised at Crescafe at Eidfest last month and the $5 from each CresWalk entry fee Crescents of Brisbane raised $5 000 for the the Horn of Africa Famine Appeal which was handed to Muslim Aid Australia during the presentations.


The Haje Ebrahim Patel/Crescents of Brisbane Special Achievement Award for 2011 was presented to Mr. Farouk Adam by president of Crescents of Brisbane, Mustafa Ally who spoke of Mr. Adam's long and generous involvement with the community.


Crescents of Brisbane thanks Mohammed and Mairoon Ally of Nandos Mt Gravatt for their sponsorship of, and wholehearted participation, in this year's CresWalk as well the Queensland Government and Multicultural Affairs Queensland and the many sponsors of the random draw prizes and other contributors who made it such a memorable event for so many.



The following Islam TV video captures just a brief snapshot of the days activities:





On this year's CresWalk winners' podium were:


Pram/Wheelchair Male David Forde  11-15 yrs Male Mahmoud Abdallah
Pram/Wheelchair Female Sarah Mehmet 11-15 yrs Female Nadia Mohamed Yusuf 
Under 11 yrs Male Muhammed Abdallah 16-25 yrs Male Abdur Rahman Abdallah 
Under 11 yrs Female Maryam Abdallah 16-25 yrs Female Sameera Bhagoo


26-39 yrs Male Ahmed Abdvel Yazid  60-74 yrs Male Mohammed Noor Osman 
26-39 yrs Female Kristina Petrovski  60-74 yrs Female Farida Omar 
40-59 yrs Male Anver Omar  75+ yrs Male Yusuf Suleman 
40-59 yrs Female Helen Abrahams 75+ yrs Female Hawa Meer 



For all the images of the day captured by CCN


CresWalk on FaceBook


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Submissions close with overwhelming response


By Friday's midnight closing deadline more than 80 poems and short stories from many parts of the country had been received for the inaugural CCN Young Muslim Writers Award.


CCN thanks the young boys and girls and their teachers and parents who sent them in and we look forward to reading and judging them all.

Eid at Dreamworld


Modesty takes points in fashion race



While the talk all week was of the flesh that would be on parade, it was Rouba Houli who turned heads on the Brownlow Medal blue carpet with her modest hijab.

The wife of the AFL's only Muslim player, Richmond's Bachar Houli, coupled her golden hijab with a long black dress, in stark contrast to some of the Brownlow's most famous outfits over the years, which have included necklines plunging to the navel and bejewelled G-strings.

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The CCN Wedding Scene





Shireen Ahmed and Ebrahim Esat, the parents of Yasmin Esat, together with Reyaaz and Nafisa Suleman, the parents of Shahaad Suleman, are proud to announce the marriage of Yasmin and Shahaad which took place at the Riverside Receptions, Oxlade Drive, New Farm on 17th September 2011.

The Nikkah ceremony was performed by Imaam Ahmad Ghazaleh at 2:45pm out in the beautiful garden of the venue bordering the Brisbane river. The Nikkah was followed by the civil ceremony, some family photos and then an afternoon of social mingling amongst the families and guests, against a background of some very relaxing music played by a top live band, soft drinks and an abundance of delicious canapes and sweetmeats. The wedding ceremony decor was spectacular but did not look anything as amazing as the stunningly beautiful bride and her dashing groom.

The ambience was unbeatable and was enjoyed by young and old. It was a beautiful day out for all especially our elderly folk who seldom get an opportunity to enjoy such a panoramic view and unbeatable ambience and to share Yasmin and Shahaad's special day in such an amazing way.

The guests were later invited into the Main Ballroom for the evening reception dinner. The Ballroom looked outstanding with its classic decor, the cupcake wedding cake made by the Bride's Aunt Zeenat, looked amazing and the speeches were very entertaining and touching. Yasmin and Shahaad were in their glory throughout the event, the highlight of which was when they were surprised by video messages rather than emails, from relatives and friends who could not be with them on their special day and other special people whose lives they had touched, such as Yasmin's maid who helped raise her, the other domestic employees and their children. Those were very emotional moments for Yasmin especially, as some of the loved ones who could not be with her in person were still part of her special day in another form.



Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad Yasmin & Shahaad 

The venue management and staff were extremely helpful and most accommodating. They went the extra mile to ensure that Yasmin and Shahaad had exactly the wedding day they wanted. The food was amazing and the service was beyond normal expectations. Each event was a great success, thanks to the venue management and staff and family and friends who gave of their time to show their love for the couple.

The following day witnessed a grand Walima celebration held at the Wine Glass as it is better known. The place was tastefully decorated by the Groom's sisters, friends and relatives. The food was to "die for more" and a lovely day was yet again enjoyed by all. The guests were entertained by various speakers which included the Groom's beautiful sisters, a vote of thanks by the Bride's Aunt Yasmin and a beautiful wedding song by Imaam Ghazaleh. Once again the married couple were blessed with another successful function, lots of eating and lots of merry making.

The Mendhi night held on the Wednesday before the wedding is noteworthy of mention too. Yasmin arrived at the function to find all the guests having social drinks outside on the front lawn of her house, bordered by fire torches, and being entertained by an African Drummer/musician attired in Tribal gear. The entire inside of the house was transformed to make one feel they were truly in Africa. A great night was had by all, especially by the Bride and Groom who are both OUT OF AFRICA.

May the ALMIGHTY shower them with the greatest of HIS blessing and may they always be guided by their faith in HIM.

S. Ahmed

Who is Mustafa Davis?


Mustafa Davis is an American Muslim who has made his name internationally as an acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, director and creative producer (www.MustafaDavis.com).

He has travelled extensively throughout the world promoting his work and engaging with communities on a grass roots level.

According to his promo, Mustafa Davis' feature documentaries "Wayward Son" and "Deen Tight" both "take the audience on a journey of questioning the role of culture, identity and faith in the modern world. It is these controversial discussions that Mustafa promotes that make him stand out as a pioneer in challenging the accepted cultural norms within the Muslim world today."


Benevolence Australia is presenting the Mustafa Davis Tour in Melbourne this week.

Throughout his 3 day Melbourne visit Mustafa will be conducting screenings of his feature documentaries, panel discussion with Melbourne contemporary artists and photography and film making workshops (see attached flier).

You can book online at http://www.trybooking.com/WCJ

MCF Year End Reports

Organize a morning tea on Climate Change


The Climate Institute has invited Australia’s faiths to join the discussion on Climate Change.

They have called on Australia’s faith communities to "aid aid the broader dialogue on climate change by speaking the language of morality and of faith itself."

A document entitled Common Belief, for believers by believers, aims to begin a dialogue on the morality of climate change and "encourage this new and vital focus on morality and spirituality in the environmental conversation" with the hope that the moral dialogue may bring greater light into the debate.


The Islamic perspective appears on page 30 of the document.


You can also engage in the dialogue by hosting a morning tea and joining with other faith communities on 9 October who are informing themselves about climate change, sharing the facts about the carbon price and considering this issue in the light of their faith.


"And you don’t need to be an expert or know all the details about the carbon price, coming to a
morning tea is a way for people who might not otherwise engage on this issue to do so with a
trusted person like you in a relaxed way. So just being able to share why you think its important
and what it has to do with your faith is enough to get the ball rolling."


Register your morning tea by visiting: www.sayyesaustralia.org.au/events

Need some help? Contact Devett O’Brien on 0420 311 271 or devett@sayyesaustralia.org.au.
They can talk you through, offer tips or organise guest presenters.

Trainee Teachers from Indonesia


WA: Al-Hidayah Islamic School hosted a group of trainee teachers from Indonesia.


They were from the Centre for Development and Empowerment of Language Teachers and Education Personnel.



Saudi Arabia meets Kelvin Groove


For the fourth year running, the Saudi residents of Kelvin Grove gave the local community an insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


The Eid Alfiter Festival, organised entirely by Saudi students motivated by their passion and love for their country, introduced the local community to a taste of their country.



More images of the celebrations can be found on their Facebook Page KG Eid Festivals


Around the Muslim World with CCN


Mecca for the rich: Islam's holiest site 'turning into Vegas'

Historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls, reports Jerome Taylor


Behind closed doors – in places where the religious police cannot listen in – residents of Mecca are beginning to refer to their city as Las Vegas, and the moniker is not a compliment.


Over the past 10 years the holiest site in Islam has undergone a huge transformation, one that has divided opinion among Muslims all over the world.

Once a dusty desert town struggling to cope with the ever-increasing number of pilgrims arriving for the annual Hajj, the city now soars above its surroundings with a glittering array of skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxury hotels.

To the al-Saud monarchy, Mecca is their vision of the future – a steel and concrete metropolis built on the proceeds of enormous oil wealth that showcases their national pride.

Yet growing numbers of citizens, particularly those living in the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina, have looked on aghast as the nation's archaeological heritage is trampled under a construction mania backed by hardline clerics who preach against the preservation of their own heritage. Mecca, once a place where the Prophet Mohamed insisted all Muslims would be equal, has become a playground for the rich, critics say, where naked capitalism has usurped spirituality as the city's raison d'être.

Few are willing to discuss their fears openly because of the risks associated with criticising official policy in the authoritarian kingdom. And, with the exceptions of Turkey and Iran, fellow Muslim nations have largely held their tongues for fear of of a diplomatic fallout and restrictions on their citizens' pilgrimage visas. Western archaeologists are silent out of fear that the few sites they are allowed access to will be closed to them.

But a number of prominent Saudi archaeologists and historians are speaking up in the belief that the opportunity to save Saudi Arabia's remaining historical sites is closing fast.

Click image to view expansion plans 

"No one has the balls to stand up and condemn this cultural vandalism," says Dr Irfan al-Alawi who, as executive director of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, has fought in vain to protect his country's historical sites. "We have already lost 400-500 sites. I just hope it's not too late to turn things around."

Sami Angawi, a renowned Saudi expert on the region's Islamic architecture, is equally concerned. "This is an absolute contradiction to the nature of Mecca and the sacredness of the house of God," he told the Reuters news agency earlier this year. "Both [Mecca and Medina] are historically almost finished. You do not find anything except skyscrapers."

Dr Alawi's most pressing concern is the planned £690m expansion of the Grand Mosque, the most sacred site in Islam which contains the Kaaba – the black stone cube built by Ibrahim (Abraham) that Muslims face when they pray.

Construction officially began earlier this month with the country's Justice Minister, Mohammed al-Eissa, exclaiming that the project would respect "the sacredness and glory of the location, which calls for the highest care and attention of the servants or Islam and Muslims".

In the eyes of Wahabis, historical sites and shrines encourage "shirq" – the sin of idolatry or polytheism – and should be destroyed. When the al-Saud tribes swept through Mecca in the 1920s, the first thing they did was lay waste to cemeteries holding many of Islam's important figures. They have been destroying the country's heritage ever since. Of the three sites the Saudis have allowed the UN to designate World Heritage Sites, none are related to Islam.  

The 400,000 square metre development is being built to accommodate an extra 1.2 million pilgrims each year and will turn the Grand Mosque into the largest religious structure in the world.


But the Islamic Heritage Foundation has compiled a list of key historical sites that they believe are now at risk from the ongoing development of Mecca, including the old Ottoman and Abbasi sections of the Grand Mosque, the house where the Prophet Mohamed was born and the house where his paternal uncle Hamza grew up.

There is little argument that Mecca and Medina desperately need infrastructure development. Twelve million pilgrims visit the cities every year with the numbers expected to increase to 17 million by 2025.

But critics fear that the desire to expand the pilgrimage sites has allowed the authorities to ride roughshod over the area's cultural heritage. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of Mecca's millennium-old buildings have been demolished in the past two decades alone.

The destruction has been aided by Wahabism, the austere interpretation of Islam that has served as the kingdom's official religion ever since the al-Sauds rose to power across the Arabian Peninsula in the 19th century.



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

This week

a CCN Reader



Birds Without Wings


Louis de Bernières




Louis de Bernières’s last novel, Corelli’s Mandolin, was met with the highest praise:


“Behind every page,” said Richard Russo, “we sense its author’s intelligence, wit, heart, imagination, and wisdom. This is a great book.”


A. S. Byatt placed the author in “the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh.”


Now, de Bernières gives us his long-awaited new novel.


Huge, resonant, lyrical, filled with humor and pathos, a novel about the political and personal costs of war, and of love–between men and women, between friends, between those who are driven to be enemies.


It is the story of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire told in the richly varied voices of the people–Christians and Muslims of Turkish and Greek and Armenian descent–whose lives are rooted there, intertwined for untold years.


There is Iskander, the potter and local font of proverbial wisdom; Karatavuk–Iskander’s son–and Mehmetçik, childhood friends whose playground stretches across the hills above the town, where Mehmetçik teaches the illiterate Karatavuk to write Turkish in Greek letters.


There are Father Kristoforos and Abdulhamid Hodja, holy men of different faiths who greet each other as “Infidel Efendi”; Rustem Bey, the landlord and protector of the town, whose wife is stoned for the sin of adultery.


There is a man known as “the Dog” because of his hideous aspect, who lives among the Lycian tombs; and another known as “the Blasphemer,” who wanders the town cursing God and all of his representatives of all faiths.


And there is Philothei, the Christian girl of legendary beauty, courted from infancy by Ibrahim the goatherd–a great love that culminates in tragedy and madness.


But Birds Without Wings is also the story of Mustafa Kemal, whose military genius will lead him to victory against the invading Western European forces of the Great War and a reshaping of the whole region.


When the young men of the town are conscripted, we follow Karatavuk to Gallipoli, where the intimate brutality of battle robs him of all innocence.


And in the town he left behind, we see how the twin scourges of fanatical religion and nationalism unleashed by the war quickly, and irreversibly, destroy the fabric of centuries-old peace.


Epic in its narrative sweep–steeped in historical fact–yet profoundly humane and dazzlingly evocative in its emotional and sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is a triumph.   



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: I treated the CresWalk2011 organizing team to this pie the other night and the younger team members were most impressed insisting I share the recipe with CCN readers. I hope you enjoy this as much as they did!


Scone Steak Pie


Step 1
Sift 2 cups flour, 3 tsp Baking Powder, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper. Rub in 125gram Butter to resemble bread crumbs.
Step 2
Beat 2 eggs and 1 cup buttermilk, (leaving 2 Tab aside to glaze) and mix with the above dry ingredients to form a batter.
Step 3
Steak Filling
Make a spicy steak filling (see below for a recipe)
Step 4
Grease an oven proof pan and layer with ½ the batter, you may need to wet your hands to spread the scone like batter across the pan.
Step 5
Layer with steak filling, you could use chicken as well.
Step 6
Cover with the remaining batter, glaze with egg/buttermilk mixture. Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. And bake at 180degrees until light brown.


Steak Filling
½ kg rump steak cubed
1 tsp crushed green chillies
1 tsp crushed red chillies
Juice of ½ a lemon
¼ tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger garlic
1 onion diced
2 tomatoes diced
2 tab ghee

Heat the ghee, add all the spices, cook for a minute add the steak and lemon juice and cook until steak is tender and all the water has evaporated. Add the onion and tomato and cook until the mixture is dry, taste for salt.


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’m expecting my third child now and hoping to be more active throughout this pregnancy
than I’ve been in the past. Any suggestions?

A: Good on you. Studies have shown that women who are active during pregnancy pass on the health benefits
to their unborn babies (healthier hearts, etc).

Make sure you get clearance from your doctor and start with a walking program. If you’re feeling good and as time
goes by, try incorporating a gym ball into your workout routine. This will help with balance and also improve posture and strengthen your core (stomach and back) muscles which will benefit you during the later stages of pregnancy.

Aqua aerobics or swimming is also something you should look at incorporating as it will improve your cardio-fitness without placing too much stress on your back and lower limbs.

Light weights or resistance bands can also be used to strengthen and tone muscles. Be sure to visit your doctor regularly for check-ups and remember that it is now more important than ever to stick to a healthy diet.

All the best and enjoy this special time and changes to your body.







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 called home to his wife and said, "Jaan, I have been asked to go horse riding in Abu Dhabi with my boss and several of his friends.

We'll be gone for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I've been wanting, so could you please pack enough clothes for a week and set out my saddle and riding gear, we're leaving from the office and I will come by the house to pick my things up"

" Oh! Please pack my new blue silk pajamas."

The wife thinks this sounds a bit fishy but being the good wife she is, did exactly what her husband asked.

The following weekend Jallalludin came home a little tired but otherwise looking good.

The wife welcomed Jallalludin home and asked him if the riding went well.

Jallalludin said, "Yes! Great steeds Arabians, thoroughbreds, some Appaloosas, and a few American Quarter Horses. But why didn't you pack my new blue silk pajamas like I asked you to do?"

The wife replied, "I did. They're in with your riding gear.


I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.                   -- MARK TWAIN


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Islamic Society of Toowoomba


12 October


Spring Ball

15 October

Indo Oz Multicultural Festival

23 October

Eid Family Night

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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.

Visit the Eid@Dreamworld Facebook page

Amnesty Human Rights Conference

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Picnic with Bosnian Ambassador

22 October

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International Food Festival

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6 May 2012



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

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

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15 October


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16 October


CresCafe @ Qld Multicultural Festival

Roma Street Parklands

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25 October


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7 November




11 and12 November

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Dreamworld 2011


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19 November


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27 November



Islamic New Year

6 December



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6 May 2012


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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 26 October)


IWAQ.Offices, 11 Watland Street, Springwood





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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





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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 (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

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