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Sunday, 23 October 2011

 Newsletter 0363



Haj Mabroor



CCN wishes all pilgrims departing for Mecca on Haj a safe journey to the Holy land.


May The All Mighty accept their prayers, devotion and supplications of the pilgrims, insha'Allah.


QPS Dinner


The 4th annual Queensland Police Service Metropolitan South Regional multi-faith dinner was held last at the Greek Community Centre.


Religious and community leaders from many faiths attended the dinner.


Amongst the speakers on the night were Ms Sue Pandey who spoke about Hinduism, Mr. Malotoa John Pale, President of the Voice of Samoan People, who gave a passionate history of the Samoan religious beliefs and Ms. Kerrin Benson, CEO, Multicultural Development Association who spoke of the good work being done in settling refugees in the country despite the ongoing political debates currently being played out.


Mr. Malotoa John Pale



(left to right) Dr Mubarak Noor, Mr. Hamza Shale, Mr. Sultan Deen, Mr. Yunus Rashid, Mr. Abdelrazik Aboukoura, Ms Zahra Aboukoura, Ms Galila Abdelsalam, Ms Fatima Abdelkarim, and Ms Fenti Forsyth

(left to right) Ms Margaret Naylor, Ms Gail Paratz and Mr. David Paratz



(left to right) Br Donald Campbell and Assistant Commissioner Brett Pointing

Event coordinator and Police Liaison Officer Sgt Jim Bellos



(left to right) Dr Mustafa Ally, Mr. Hamza Shale, Mr. Garry Page and Ms Sharon Orapeleng

Ms Sue Pandey

Ms. Kerrin Benson

MBN Workshop this week


Don't miss rare opportunity this Tuesday (25 October) to find out everything you wanted to know about halal superannuation by an expert in the area. Click the image on the left for all the details.


Call Farouk Adam on 0422191675 to reserve your seat.


Australia’s Mufti on identity, unity & radicals






Egyptian-born Ibrahim Abu Mohamed is the new Mufti of Australia. A political moderate, though religiously orthodox, he faces formidable challenges within and outside of the Islamic community, writes Barney Zwartz in The Age.







IT IS the oddest question I have been advised to ask the new Mufti of Australia, the figurehead of Australian Islam: why don’t you wear the clothes of a man of God? Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, immaculate in a beautifully cut navy suit with a lemon shirt and lemon and navy tie, is obviously taken aback, but he laughs and answers with aplomb. ”There is no specific Islamic clothing for the Muslim male. So whatever culture he’s living in, that’s how he dresses. But the one that gives the fatwa [religious ruling] is not the clothing, it’s the one inside the clothing.

”If I wear Islamic clothing then give it to someone else, would that person be able to give fatwas? Small minds debate men, larger minds debate things, great minds debate issues and ideologies.”

A much more important question, one everyone I speak to in preparing for this interview advises me to ask, concerns his poor command of English. How can he cope with the media, mainstream Australia and the diverse Muslim communities here if he has to do it through an interpreter?

This is something he has been asked a lot, he replies through his interpreter, Nasser Kat, saying he understands the importance of good English. ”I promise that, given time, I will solve this problem. I can understand 80 per cent of what is said and can reply, but I don’t feel that if I speak in English I will have the same speed, depth and richness that I speak in Arabic.”

But, he continues, more important than using English words is conveying the right meaning and ideas – language is not just words but culture, history, identity.



If I wear Islamic clothing then give it to someone else, would that person be able to give fatwas? Small minds debate men, larger minds debate things, great minds debate issues and ideologies.

His diplomacy and tact should give Australia’s Muslims hope that his unanimous appointment as Mufti last month by the Australian National Imams Council may be third time lucky for the Muslim community.


The first Mufti, Sheikh Taj al-din al-Hilali, from Lakemba Mosque – a few kilometres down the road from Dr Ibrahim’s radio station in the western Sydney suburb of Fairfield – was appointed to save him from deportation in 1988. His colourful language and claims made him a media sensation, but most Muslims outside Lakemba cringed at his antics.

Controversial remarks in 2006 comparing scantily clad women with ”uncovered meat” inviting rape were the last straw, and the imams replaced him with Sheikh Fehmi Naji el-Imam of Melbourne’s Preston Mosque, a gentle and popular leader. But Sheikh Fehmi, who was in his 80s and had suffered a serious stroke, was too ill to give the role any public traction.

With Egyptian-born Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, the imams have opted for a highly regarded scholar – he is the author of 26 books – but, it seems, a scholar with considerable political savvy. In his 60s, he is vigorous and confident, a political moderate though religiously orthodox. But, as he acknowledges, the challenges he faces are formidable, from unifying and integrating Muslims to clarifying misconceptions within and outside of the Islamic community.

I have flown to Sydney to meet the Mufti – the mountain, one might say (as I am a stout chap), has come to Mohamed. The taxi driver from the airport is a Lebanese Muslim who has heard of Dr Ibrahim but has no interest in what he says because Lebanon has its own mufti with a representative in Sydney. The Turks, one of the most numerous groups among Australian Muslims, have a natural rivalry with Arabs and are led by Turkish imams sent by the home government. Australia’s Muslim communities come from some 70 countries, and most have their own structures and leaders. How will the Mufti draw them together?

First comes the rhetoric. ”For Muslims there is a religious requirement that we establish good relations with 28 people: seven neighbours in front and behind and to each side,” he says. But because Australia has 20 million people, that means each of the nation’s 500,000 or so Muslims must befriend 40 people.

Then comes the diplomat and politician. ”It’s important to have lines of dialogue. My role as Mufti doesn’t invalidate the structures Muslims already have. My role is to complement what already exists, and those structures are a support to my role,” he says.

Rather than talking straight to the Turkish or Lebanese communities and risking being ignored, he will work with their leaders so that their credibility and his credibility reinforce each other.

”If I speak to the Turkish community they may not know or trust me, but if I speak through their own leaders they will understand me and may accept what I am saying.”

But Dr Ibrahim is still in honeymoon mode, because he has yet to begin his new role as Mufti. He plans to launch himself in about a month. Meanwhile, he goes to bed at 3am and rises at 6am so that he has time to plan what he wants to do in the job, how he will do it, and with whom. And when he does, it will be from a modest office, simply furnished, the walls decorated with quotes from the Koran and with a bumper sticker over the front door proclaiming ”We love Jesus too”.

Simplicity is nothing new to him. Ibrahim Abu Mohamed’s parents were small farmers who sent him to Islamic school almost as soon as he could speak. He could recite the whole Koran from memory by the time he was nine, a remarkable feat that marked him out.

”I was very devout,” he says. ”I had a very deep awareness of Allah from then until now. I’m still very struck by awareness of God.”

He was an avid reader, devouring everything his eyes fell on, but he did not plan to be a scholar. He wanted to be a pilot, and even began the preparation, but had to give up. ”My mother was worried, and cried, and was adamant that I not do it.”


It’s very important that the Muslim community feels an integral part of Australia, not a ghetto or an external part. It’s very important to open the door of discussion and interaction between Muslims and others, because so far it’s been a relationship of enmity and distrust and this has to be faced so it can become one of peace and trust.

He studied at Islam’s most famous university, Al-Azhar at Cairo, where he got his doctorate, then from 1988 to 1996 he taught Islamic studies in Abu Dhabi before moving to Sydney in 1997.


He founded his radio station soon after arriving in Australia. Called Quran Kareem Radio, it broadcasts 24 hours a day, providing Koranic readings and other religious programs, mostly in Arabic, and relies on local donations and advertising. In 2005 he founded a respite centre for Muslims with special needs, which he still manages.

Does Dr Ibrahim see the role of Mufti as symbolic and ceremonial, as providing rulings on religious questions, or as providing social leadership in dealing with the media and politicians? All of those, he replies, but one of the most challenging missions is to merge the Muslims of Australia into the collective ”we”, part of the national identity of Australia, while still being Muslims.

”It’s very important that the Muslim community feels an integral part of Australia, not a ghetto or an external part. It’s very important to open the door of discussion and interaction between Muslims and others, because so far it’s been a relationship of enmity and distrust and this has to be faced so it can become one of peace and trust.”

Multiculturalism, he says, makes this more difficult. In Muslim countries that have a Mufti, most people are similar in culture, language and religious affiliation, and the Mufti is part of the institution of the state, with powers and responsibilities that Dr Ibrahim will not have in Australia. Here he must rely entirely on his logic and powers of persuasion and on dialogue. Another problem is the convoluted factionalism among Islamic groups, particularly in New South Wales, where three groups all claim to be the true state Islamic council, and the spoils in money and influence can be significant.

He believes his main role is to clarify two sets of misconceptions, one in the way Muslims see themselves, and one in the mainstream community. To the latter, he wants to explain that Muslims are not trying to take over Australia and that they do not come to this country just to go on the dole. ”They must have the idea that Muslims are part of society, they are humans like everyone else.”

But the challenge within the Muslim community is much more difficult because it is actually trying to change very powerful ideas, ”and when you try to change such ideas in a person it is almost as if you are attacking his dignity. It’s easy to change all the furniture at your house, or you can even change your house, but to change ideas is very difficult, and it’s not done overnight.”

Muslims have many misconceptions about themselves as Muslims and their responsibilities to others and to the state, he says. ”I want to tackle the basis of Muslims’ understanding of their interaction with non-Muslims on two levels. First, is it based on hatred, war and enmity or peace, love and mutual existence? Second, is it based on purely religious principles or on civil and humanitarian principles in an Islamic framework?

”I want to remove the idea that the natural relation is one of enmity to one in which Muslims exist with non-Muslims in the world, and that’s a reality. What Muslims have to do is live in peace and love with non-Muslims, they have to integrate completely and complement the society they live in. I don’t want Muslims to be outsiders.”

Ask any Muslim if they love Australia and they will say yes, he says. And do they love where they come from? They love that, too. Which do they love more? Both the same, it’s not a valid question.


Radicalism is not fought just with security measures but intellectual and ideological measures as well. Jails and detention centres are not a way of fixing or removing wrong or radical ideas, they are actually a way of instilling these ideas deeper.

”Your home is not a piece of land you call your own. It’s about your history, your culture, your freedom and dignity, your relationship with the state that protects you and that you also protect and give it its rights.

”This question, ‘Which country do you love more?’, might have been asked of the older generations that came here, but today 65 per cent of Australian Muslims were born here, and most of them have not been part of that world, they don’t identify with their home countries so much.”

Dr Ibrahim says this question is designed to isolate, to put the Muslim in a difficult position. Why can’t their home be Australia?

He wants to ”open up the ghetto”, but he says one of the factors hindering this is the media. When Muslims are attacked in the media they feel they are being vilified, so they step back behind a wall of fear. ”I want a strong relationship with the media so this wall of fear can be broken and the ghetto opened.”

WHEN the talk turns to terrorism, as eventually it must, the Mufti becomes animated. Radicalism is a disease the world over, regardless of religion, race or nationality, he says, citing Norwegian Anders Breivik who killed 76 people this year and the Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. To attach terrorism to religion is to do religion an injustice, he says. The solution to Islamic radicalism, he believes, is a better Islam.

”Radicalism is not fought just with security measures but intellectual and ideological measures as well. Jails and detention centres are not a way of fixing or removing wrong or radical ideas, they are actually a way of instilling these ideas deeper.”

All jails do is control freedom of movement, he says. If radicals are punished, they will feel they are a martyr for a cause, a hero, and that cause gains prestige. So politically moderate Muslims must challenge the radicals’ ideas in an open environment.

”Generally wrong behaviour on the street, any type, is based on a wrong idea, a misconception. Once you deal with these ideas and misconceptions, you can also fix the behaviours.”

The interview over, I take a cab back to the airport. Before we leave, the Mufti takes the driver aside and quietly pays the fare.

Barney Zwartz is religion editor.
Source: The Age

Doing Business with South Africa


(left to right) Mr Hashim Hatia (Hatia Property Corporation, Director), Ms Julie Boyd, Mr. Farouk Adam (Muslim Business Network, President), Minister Mabuyakhulu and Dr Mustafa Ally (Crescents Community News, Editor-in-Chief)

A trade delegation from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa arrived in Brisbane this week as guests of the Queensland Department of Trade and Investment.


At a breakfast meeting at the Hilton Hotel, His Excellency Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, Kwazulu-Natal Minister of Economic Development and Tourism and Mr. Zamo Gwala, Trade and Investment Kwazulu-Natal CEO spoke on the infrastructure and the facilities that the province of Kwazulu-Natal offered Queensland and Australia as a trading partner.


Queensland Special Representative for Africa, Ms Julie Boyd, welcomed the 15-strong delegation to Brisbane, for many of whom this was a first visit to Australia.

Queensland Multicultural Festival


The Queensland Multicultural Festival attracted large crowds to the Multicultural Affairs Queensland flagship event of the year at the Roma Street Parklands last Sunday.


The Crescents of Brisbane's CresCafe, The Islamic Society of Queensland (ISOC) and the Queensland Education and Cultural Foundation (QECF) were on hand to join in with the celebration of the diverse cultures in Queensland.


Witnesses to tragedy playing out


Moulana Burhaan Mehtar from Perth and Mr Ikebal Patel of AFIC returned from a recent trip to Somalia where they witnessed, at first hand, the plight of the victims of the current famine sweeping the Horn of Africa.


The delegation from Australia left for Somalia on 30 September oversee current projects and humanitarian work in the region.


View the slideshow of photographs that they brought back from their trip.



Around the Muslim World with CCN


Muslim Scholars Issue Fatwa Declaring No Conflict Between Islamic Law And U.S. Constitution

Islamic scholars tired of conservative charges that Muslims in the United States constitute a radical fifth column bent on subverting American values and obligated by their religion to launch jihadist terror attacks are fighting back by issuing a fatwa.



The Islamic religious ruling, a "Resolution On Being Faithful Muslims and Loyal Americans," is a response to what its authors call "erroneous perceptions and Islamophobic propaganda" that has built up for a decade following the 9/11 attacks and subsequent terrorist plots by adherents of al-Qaida and other extremist groups. It was issued in Virginia late last month by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), a group of Islamic scholars who meet several times a year to draft opinions on issues of concern to American Muslims.

"As a body of Islamic scholars, we the members of FCNA believe that it is false and misleading to suggest that there is a contradiction between being faithful Muslims committed to God (Allah) and being loyal American citizens," the fatwa declared.

"Islamic teachings require respect of the laws of the land where Muslims live as minorities, including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, so long as there is no conflict with Muslims’ obligation for obedience to God. We do not see any such conflict with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The primacy of obedience to God is a commonly held position of many practicing Jews and Christians as well."



The Huffington Post


Saudis arrest Colombian footballer for exposed tattoos

According to reports, Colombian winger Juan Pablo Pino was arrested by the Saudi moral police when fellow shoppers in a Riyadh mall complained about the exposed tattoos on his arms, which include the face of Jesus and other religious symbols.


Pino joined Saudi club Al Nassr on loan from Galatasaray at the end of August and apparently was not aware that showing his tattoos by wearing a sleeveless shirt in public would cause him any problems.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most conservative countries in the Muslim world, and according to one of the country's most respected clerics, Nayimi Sheik Mohammed, Saudi law prohibits tattoos, no matter what their form, and every player has to abide with these rules.

The cleric went on to stress the importance of respecting the status of "Sharia" (Islamic law) and that the tattoos must be covered at all times.

Pino, who plays in the Saudi league, has expressed "deep sorrow" for his actions and said he respects the laws of the country. He was released from custody when a team delegate arrived and discussed the matter with the police.


Gulf News reports that a Saudi Football Federation official "sent a circular to all clubs asking them to advise their professionals and players to respect Saudi traditions and not show their religious symbols in a way disregarding Saudi customs and traditions" after a cross tattoo on the arm of a Romanian player for Al Hilal caused controversy last year.

It's unclear whether Al Nassr informed Pino of this in his short time with the club, but he'll probably be investing in some long-sleeve shirts now.

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KB's Culinary Corner


KB says: There are plenty of recipes for muffins packed with ingredients like apples, bananas, blueberries, and chocolate; as well as healthy and vegan muffins. My contribution to the collection is of the orange and poppy seeds combination. This recipe makes delicious muffins with a glorious soft, spongy centre and they are so easy to make,. I add a sprinkle of icing sugar on the top for a nice finish..

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins



1 tab poppy seeds
½ cup milk
¼ cup milk (to soak poppy seeds)
2 ½ cup self raising flour
¾ cup caster sugar
125g butter melted
2 eggs, lightly whisked
2 tsp finely shredded orange rind
¼ cup fresh orange juice
Icing sugar to dust



1. Soak poppy seeds in ¼ cup milk and set aside for 10 mins.
2. Sift flour; add sugar along with the remaining ingredients and lastly adding the poppy seed mixture. Stir in all the ingredients until just combined, do not over mix.
3. Spoon the batter into the greased muffin pans or cup cake holders.
4. Decorate with poppy seeds or slivered almond.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 15mins or until light brown.
6. Serve warm or at room temperature dusted with sifted icing sugar.

Note: You could freeze these muffins for up to a month.


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 pretty good when it comes to sticking to my workout routine, my problem is my diet. I love my carbs and know that they’re not the best thing to include in my diet when it comes to losing weight, so what do you suggest I have instead?

A: Carbs can be mouth-watering and the good news is you don’t have to give it up completely. Try swapping a few of your cravings with some smart choices:

- A fried chicken and cheese burger, try a homemade grilled chicken and salad burger on a wholemeal bun
- Fried chips, why not try some oven-baked chips or even a baked potato with low fat cheese and sour cream
- Pasta or macaroni and cheese, have some wholemeal pasta with some of your favourite vegetables and spicy sauce
- Potato crisps, have some rice-crisps instead…

There is no reason to give up what you love, just make some simple smart swapping choices and be creative with your meals – NJOY!!






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.

Flightstar Fozi's Travel Tips



Q: Dear Flightstar Fozi, I am planning on going overseas to London in a few months, and have lots of gifts for the family. Can you tell me which airline gives the biggest luggage limit.





A: As you haven't booked your flights yet, the luggage limit may help you in deciding an airline.


Leaving from Brisbane on economy class, these are the most popular flights with luggage limits:


  Booked Luggage Carry On




Singapore Airlines

Malaysia Airlines











Remember that the booked luggage is a total of all baggage, it doesn't have to be in one bag.


Also don't forget to check the list of dangerous goods and liquid limits allowed on international flights.


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The CCN Chuckle


Jallalludin was driving when a traffic camera flashed.


He thought his picture was taken for exceeding the speed limit, even though he knew he was not speeding.


Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed.


He thought this was quite funny, so he slowed down even further as he drove past the area, but the traffic camera flashed yet again.


He tried a fourth time with the same result.


The fifth time he was laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past at a snail's pace.


Two weeks later, he got five traffic fine letters in the mail for driving without a seat belt.


All truth passes through three stages.

First, it is ridiculed.

Second, it is violently opposed.

Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)


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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

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

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 (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

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