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Sunday, 30 October 2011

 Newsletter 0364




Eid in Australia


Eid Al-Adha, will be celebrated on Sunday, 6 November, after announcements during the week by Saudi Arabia.


For those following local sighting, Eid Al-Adha will be celebrated on Monday 7 November. The list of these countries includes communities in Brunei, India, Pakistan and Iran.


In Australia those following Saudi Arabia will celebrate Eid on Sunday and those that follow local sighting will celebrate Eid on Monday.

Al-nisa and the ladies have a Spring Ball

By Maryam Issadeen


Al-Nisa hosted their annual ladies only event, the Spring Ball, last Saturday at Michael’s Oriental.

The ladies were all dressed to kill and enjoyed an evening of fun, games and good food. Michael’s Oriental Restaurant put out an impressive dinner of both Indian and Chinese dishes that were enjoyed by all.

Entertainment for the evening included games, trivia and many prizes acknowledging the wonderful efforts to keep with the theme by guests.

Al-Nisa would like to warmly thank this year’s generous sponsors – Anita Bassi, Zac's quality meats, Sona designs, boutique styling, k and h boutiques, Gabrielle k studious, Rejuven8 and Catalog.

Tickets were sold out months ahead, to avoid disappointment next time join our Facebook page to keep updated about upcoming Al-Nisa events.

Gold Coast mosque protest turns ugly with pig's head posted on fence


THE battle to stop a mosque being built in a Gold Coast hinterland estate is turning nasty, with a pig's head posted on a fence and signs publicising the Islamic project vandalised.

The Sunday Mail believes police were called after a pig's head splattered with red paint was hung on a fence at the site.

The incident has sparked fears of a protracted hate campaign against the Muslim community.

The words "terrorists" and "Go back to Afghanistan" were scribbled across planning signs outside the property in Alkira Way at Worongary.

A resident, who asked not to be named, told The Sunday Mail: "This place will become a war zone. There are old people living here who are scared."

Police at Mudgeeraba were called to remove the pig's head and have spoken to residents about the unrest in their quiet rural suburb.

"We're aware of an incident at that address. We are continuing to investigate," a police spokesman said.

Concerned neighbours said developers arrived in BMWs with security guards, when they first attended a packed protest meeting to discuss their planning application to the Gold Coast City Council.

Property records show that until March 2009, a four-bedroom home on the 8263sq m site in Alkira Way had been on the market with an asking price of $1.15 million. Photographs used in advertising the home showed its tranquil rural setting.

Residents understand the owners later entered an agreement with a company linked to the Islamic Multicultural Association conditional on council ruling that the home could be used as place of worship and a caretaker's unit be built beside it.

Council planners recommended approval, noting the house exterior would not be changed. However, after receiving a record 1600-signature petition and 539 public objections, councillors voted against the Islamic Multicultural Association application last December.

An appeal will lead to a hearing at the Southport Court starting late next month, which residents suspect they will lose unless the court is convinced of their safety concerns.


Courier Mail

From the CCN Cradle








Grandparents Emad Elshemy and Galila Abdelsalam welcome little Tariq Hosam Mohamad Alaa Elshemy (pictured left) who was born on 24th of October.


This is the second for parents Mahamad and Gemma Alaa and the 5th grandchild for Emad and Galila.


Tariq was born at the Mater Hospital and weighed in at just under 4Kg.



Prime time TV ads to promote Islamic values launched in Australia

by Ahmed Kilani
Source: MuslimVillage.com

A TV commercial that promotes Islamic values is to start screening on Australian prime time television this week. The 30 second advertisement is the latest initiative by the organization MyPeace that earlier this year launched the “Jesus is a Prophet of Islam” billboards through out Sydney.

The commercial features scenes from everyday life overlaid with several excerpts from the Koran that espouse Islamic values that highlight the importance of preserving life, being kind to the elderly and giving charity to the underprivileged.

The ground breaking advertisements are due to begin screening on Wednesday in regional areas and from Friday on prime time TV shows on Channel 7 and Channel 9 in Sydney, booked to appear during the high rating Sunrise and Today morning shows and on mid-afternoon news bulletins.



MyPeace, founder Diaa Mohamed said the commercials were not out to convert anyone, but was more aimed at addressing misconceptions about Islam.

“In response to the negative stereotypes and false images that are generally used to depict Islam and Muslims in the mainstream media, we made these commercials with the aim of showing Islam in it’s true light to the masses”.

“The intention is not to convert anyone to Islam, but to give mainstream society a better understanding of Islamic values” Diaa Mohamed said.

The commercials are being primarily funded by donations from the Australia Muslim community, but non Muslims who are supportive of the idea of creating a better understanding between Muslim and non Muslim Australians have also contributed to the campaign.

“Of course there will always be some critics, but overall we have had very positive support and encouragement from the the Australian community – Muslim and non Muslim” Diaa Mohamed said.

The commercials are linked to the My peace website - www.mypeace.com.au – and a 1300 number where those that are interested can get more information and request copies of the Quran – 1300 533 555 (Australian residents only).

Australia has a Muslim community of just under 300,000 that make up 1.7% of the total Australian population, according to the last official census in 2006. The largest Muslim community resides in Sydney where Muslims make up 4% of the population.

If you would like to be a volunteer for MyPeace, email your mobile phone number to volunteer@mypeace.com.au.


NAPLAN Successes in 2011


Muslims Australia AFIC president, Mr Ikebal Patel, announced in a press release Muslims Australia AFIC’s schools' "excellent Naplan results".


Mr Patel congratulated students of Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, Islamic School of Canberra , Islamic College of Brisbane, Islamic College of South Australia, Adelaide, Langford Islamic College, Perth and their latest additions, Islamic College of Melbourne, Malek Fahd Hoxton Park and Malek Fahd Beaumont Hills schools on all scoring above average marks in most subjects.

Mr Patel credited the hard work, dedication and exemplary efforts of both students and teachers for the Naplan success.


He added “the continued high achievement of educational excellence at all of Muslims Australia (AFIC)’s schools is the result of foresight by the pioneers within the community to commence schools as a service to the community and the present executive committee is committed to empowering our young Australian Muslims through educational excellence. We place great importance on education and want to ensure our children have access to the best in educational services to equip them on their journeys through life as Australian Muslims.”

Mr Patel thanked the Federal Government as well as all State and Territory Governments for their support and guidance to the schools to ensure that they continue providing optimum educational outcomes to one of Australia’s emerging communities.

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Middle and rear seats from a Hyundai I Max to be sold on behalf of Muslim Funeral Services.

Contact: 0412 728 171

In praise of the work of MCF

By Ms Kirsty Laili


I would like to share with all of the community about the work that the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) does in the society. I am sure everyone is aware of the work they did during the floods in January, making food hampers and the donation of pillows to the people of Grantham who had lost everything.

I am one of the people that have first hand experience with MCF. I recently approached Sister Janeth Deen enquiring if she knew of an organisation that might be able to offer an interest free loan to me to enable me to repair my family car. I have a large family, myself and my husband and six children under the age of 11. Because of this we brought an 8 seater car to get us all around.

We are not very well off but do get by on our own usually. However when the transmission on our car broke and was going to cost a massive sum of money to fix, we found our self in real trouble.

We live in a small town, where there is no public transport and only one bus per day that takes people to the city and back. I found it near impossible just to go and do our weekly grocery.

When one of my children got very sick we were unable to make the trip 40mins away to a major hospital, and our local hospital could not do anything for him, so we were forced to wait 5 hours for an ambulance transport to the hospital.

So I went seeking ways that we could have the car fixed and hopefully not put us in so much debt that we would not be able to afford to live. We were turned down for finance as my husband only works casually due to being a student.

We were given the contact for Muslim Charitable Foundation and after explaining our situation they agreed to help us.


Brother Osman Rane was extremely helpful, ensuring the car was worth the cost of repairing and liaising with the mechanic and me to finalise everything.

MCF really made what would have been an extremely stressful situation completely stress free. Brother Osman kept in touch with us every step of theway to ensure that all work is done timely and has little impact to our family as possible.

On top of all their help I was extremely surprised and not to mention grateful to hear that not only would they help us out, but that it is a donation and that we will not need to repay. I hope that in the future I am able to pass on the help that I have been given.

MCF has put our lives back to normality of which we would have been under a massive stress for a very long time and the possibility of taking steps back instead of forward. I highly recommend that if anyone out there that needs help to approach MFC and for those that are looking to contribute or donate any funds to consider MFC with high regards that your donations will be greatly appreciated and used to it’s full potential.

Shukur alhamdulliah and may Allah Bless You.

Brisbane's Shia community in protest march


The Shia Muslim community of Brisbane, Australia marched in the Brisbane CBD on Sunday, 23rd October to protest the "ongoing target killing of the Shia Hazara" in Quetta, Pakistan.

In a press release the Islamic Shia Council of Queensland said that over 600 people from the Shia Hazara community have been killed in the last decade.

Protesters chanted slogans against the government of Pakistan and many of them signed a petition demanding the Australian government condemn the killings through the Pakistan government and the United Nations.

The Hazara Shia community in Perth have also organized a two day protest on 28th and 29th October when the Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani is planning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Governments’ meeting (CHOGM, 2011).



Nominations for the 2012 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarships will close this Monday 31 October.

To be eligible for the scholarship program, applicants must:

• be from a migrant or refugee background;
• be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
• reside in the Brisbane City Council local government region; and
• speak a language other than English (preferable).

The 2012 scholarship offers 3 programs:

• Certificate 4, Small Business Management by course work (six months, two evening classes per week), delivered by Southbank Institute of Technology. Up to 15 places are being offered.
• Certificate 4, Small Business Management by business mentoring (12 months, regular meetings and contacts with a mentor), delivered by Career Employment Australia. Up to two places are being offered.
• Open Access to Management and Leadership Courses (12 months training calendar), delivered by Australian Institute of Management. One place is being offered.

More information

Coming up on Q&A this Monday




Outgoing Commonwealth Ombudsman, Allan Asher
Musical maestro, Richard Gill
Author and feminist, Anne Summers
Psychiatrist and commentator, Tanveer Ahmed
Editor of The Australian’s opinion page, Rebecca Weisser

Pakistan Association's new team


The Pakistan Australia Cultural Association of Queensland held its AGM on 9 October and a Management Committee of 9 members was elected:


Dr Ishtiaq Rashid, President

Dr M Azam, Vice President

Mr. Fazal Karim Muhammed, Treasurer

Mr. Ijaz Muhammed, Assistant Treasurer

Mr Javed Rahman, Secretary


One of the first activities organized by the new committee is a picnic to be held at the Rocks Riverside Park on 27th November.

Around the Muslim World with CCN


Muslim Reality Show: "All-American Muslim"

What's life like as a Muslim-American?

A new eight-part series on TLC that premieres November 13 will try to answer that question by following the lives of five very different Muslim-American families. The show, "All-American Muslim", was filmed in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit that's known for it's large Arab-American population. It promises to go "inside the rarely seen world of American Muslims to uncover a unique community struggling to balance faith and nationality in a post 9/11 world," according to a press release.

Producers picked a diverse crowd to profile, from sisters who are polar opposites (one wears a headscarf and prays daily, the other has tattoos -- generally frowned upon in Islam -- and is married to an Irish Catholic) to a high school football coach to newlyweds, in order to show people who "share the same religion, but lead very distinct lives that often times challenge the Muslim stereotype." The series will also address issues such as the post-9/11 life for Muslims and gender roles in Islam.

The show, which is rare for its focus on Muslims, has generated much buzz in the Muslim-American community as well as non-Muslims. Dawud Walid, the executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he is looking forward to watching the series.

"It'll give us a taste of the lives of Muslim-Americans in both their aspirations and concerns. I think the show will be good and humanizing for the Muslim community of Dearborn," said Walid, who is friends with one of the cast members. Walid cautioned that, in terms of ethnic background, Muslims are "much more diverse than what Dearborn may show. Dearborn is an anomaly in the American Muslim landscape for its large Arab-American population and concentrated Muslim population."

Here is a run-down of the show's characters (photos all the characters can be seen in the link below):


Suehaila (pictured above) and Shadia: Suehaila wears a traditional headscarf and follows daily prayer rituals - while Shadia, her outspoken sister, is decorated with piercings and tattoos and recently married Jeff, an Irish Catholic who is converting to Islam.


Nader and Nawal: Newlyweds expecting their first baby, Nader and Nawal are working to strike the right balance between their traditional Muslim roots and American culture.

Fouad: As head coach of the Fordson High School football team, Fouad has pioneered a shift in his team's summer practice schedule by flipping to night workouts from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. since a majority of his team are Muslim and are fasting for Ramadan.

Mike and Angela: Mike, a deputy chief sheriff, and his wife Angela, a consultant to a major auto manufacturer, are juggling their busy careers with raising their four children in a modern Muslim family.

Nina: A strong, independent Muslim businesswoman, Nina's family runs the premier wedding and banquet hall in Dearborn — but against their advice, she is trying to venture off on her own to open a nightclub.

Samira and Ali: Samira and her husband of seven years, Ali, struggle with fertility issues and are pursuing numerous options including conventional fertility techniques, dietary alternatives and Muslim supplication prayers. After years of unsuccessful attempts, Samira considers putting on the Hijab in order to be closer to God and hopefully be blessed with a child.


The Huffington Post

The Inbox


Dear Editor

RE: Article entitled "Saudi police 'stopped' fire rescue"

Ok, was there a logic to posting a news article dated at Friday, 15 March, 2002, 12:19 GMT (in last week's CCN)?

I mean, it is completely pathetic that the "moral police" would act like that, not mention the incredible resilience of this news story on BBC (given that most news stories disappear after a few years) but the worst of all is somebody raises the story after 9 years and assists BBC in keeping that news article up with hit ratings.

I'm sure you are aware of correcting munkar from the hadeeth: Correct it with your hands, if you can't then with your tongue, if you can't again then hate it in your heart.
Now, since it has been raised NINE years has it been corrected? If so when? If not, why not, and what are your plans to correct it, since you have raised what many (including myself) knew about? If you don't have a correction plan, then why raise a story after 9 years? If it was a recent event, fair enough, but after 9 years? Come on are you serious?

Kind Regards,
Ümit Çakar

[Editor] We stand chastised for the obviously dated article which we posted in last week's CCN. It was drawn from a forum discussing the "Saudis arrest Colombian footballer for exposed tattoos" which was also featured in the same newsletter and our usually vigilant editorial processes failed us on this occasion. Although we removed the article almost immediately on receipt of our reader's email, we also apologise to any of our other readers who were just as offended by this oversight on our part.

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CCN Reader

Ahmed Herrmann



Treatise for The Seekers of Guidance


Imam Zaid Shakir



The translation, notes, and commentary of Imam al-Harith al-Muhasibi s Risala al-Mustarshidin (Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance) by Zaid Shakir is intended to serve as a layman s guide to Islamic spirituality.

Al - Muhasibi presents most of the major ideas that would both serve as the basis for a full program of spiritual development and comprise an insightful overview of a system of Islamic moral psychology.

He examines in great depth and penetrating insight the psychological motivations and justifications for moral thought and action and correspondingly the associated bases of immorality.

In so doing, he has provided a road map that any person can follow to overcome the guiles of his fundamental enemies: the world, the ego, the whims of the soul, and Satan.


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KB's Culinary Corner


KB says: This week's recipe has been kindly supplied by Shenaaz Hansa of Durban, South Africa.

Shenaaz says that it's perfect for Sunday brunches or at barbeques and it's best served warm.

Mixed Pasta Casserole


Step 1
Boil 2 cups of macaroni and 2 cups spaghetti and set aside.

Step 2
Braise 2 cups of cubed chicken in a tab of olive oil and add the following spices:


a) ½ tsp ginger and garlic

b) ½ tsp white pepper

c) ½ tsp jeeru

d) ½ tsp crushed green chillies and salt to taste


and cook until done.

Step 3
In a mixing bowl add the following:

a) 1 tsp green ground chillies
b) 1 chopped big green pepper
c) 1 big tomato cubed
d) ½ cup whole kernel corn
e) 1 tsp jeeru
f) 2 tsp garlic flakes
g) ½ tsp dry thyme
h) ½ tsp dry parsley
i) ½ tsp oregano
j) Salt and white pepper
k) 3 cups of white sauce

Step 4
Combine the pasta, chicken and the above ingredients and mix well and set in a greased oven proof dish and top with grated cheese.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 30mins.



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, do you reckon I can get a toned body without going to the gym or buying expensive gym equipment?

A: Of course you can, you don’t even need a set of dumbbells!


Make up your own ultimate at-home workout routine by using the bag of potatoes from your kitchen, the bucket from your laundry (filled with water), and even your washing basket filled with clothes… Working out doesn’t have to cost you anything but time.


Be creative and try some challenging exercises back-to-back with no rest – about 1min for each move, then rest.

Your other options include using your body-weight to challenge yourself - try some walking push-ups (do 1 push-up then cross one hand over the other to move to the opposite side for another push-up, etc).

Sit-ups is another great tummy-toner and even throw some walking lunges and jump-squats in there.


Target both upper and lower body for even greater results.








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 travelling to New York over the Christmas period, can you tell me what visas I need to enter the USA?







A: The US government has changed the rules regarding visas for Australian Passport holders to enter the States.


If you are travelling or transiting for 90 days or less you can apply for a visa waiver from the US embassy. The cost of the application is only $14, and must be lodged at least 3 working days before travel.


It's very easy now to get visas, and you can apply online and get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), that you place into your passport, the ESTA is valid for 2 years.


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The CCN Chuckle


The old ladies of the village would regularly come up to Jallalludin at weddings, poke him in the ribs and cackling, tell him, "You're next."


Jallalludin thought long and hard for a way of stopping them and finally it came to him in a moment of pure genius.

Thereafter whenever he would meet with the old ladies at funerals, he would tell them with a smile...

"You're next".



Thanks to Radio Islam Newsletter for this inspired anecdote.


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but he who does not, remains a fool forever.
                                                                        Chinese proverb


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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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