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Sunday, 6 November 2011

 Newsletter 0365




Eid Greetings from CCN






CCN wishes all our readers and their families and friends greetings

on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha


to all who have made the journey to perform their Hajj




Eid Mubrook to all those who will be celebrating today (Sunday) or tomorrow (Monday), insha'Allah




Eid al-Adha or "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. The meat is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbours; and the other third is given to the poor and needy. Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims. The word "Eid" appears in Sura al-Mai'da ("The Table Spread," Chapter 5) of the Qur'an, meaning 'solemn festival'.Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months & 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan, i.e. Eid-ul-Fitr. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Eid Prayer Programmes 


Eid prayers in your neck of the woods





Sunday 6 November


Eid prayers will be held in the MS Hall of the University of Southern Queensland.
Please come with your prayer mats by 6:40am for (Takbeer) and 7:00am prayers.
You may bring sweets to share with others.





Sunday 6 November


Islamic College of Brisbane



Monday 7 November


Takbeer at 6:00am
Eid Salah at 6:30am

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane
39 Bushmills Court







Monday 7 November

Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on Monday 7th November, and there will be a pot luck lunch after Zohr.








Monday 7 November

Eid Ul Adha prayers will be conducted in our Masjid inshaAllah on 7th November 2011, for details of the program please visit our website and select "News" from the main menu.




Monday 7 November

Australian International Islamic College

Monday 7 November


Nearly 3 million pilgrims start lifetime journey


The holy city of Makkah reverberated with chants of “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik” (O God, here I am answering your call) as nearly three million pilgrims from around the world readied themselves for what is often described as once in a lifetime journey of faith.

Large groups of pilgrims have settled in the tent city of Mina for the Yaum Al-Tarwiya ritual where they spent the day and night of Friday in prayer and meditation before heading for Arafat on Saturday in the climax of the annual pilgrimage.


The pilgrimage culminates in the celebration of Eid-ul-Adah today (Sunday).

More than 2.5 million pilgrims, including 1.8 million who came from abroad, will have taken part in this year’s Hajj, the largest annual gathering of Muslims in the world. Saudi Arabia has mobilized all its resources to make the annual event a big success and hassle-free.

The pilgrims arrived in Mina by walking and on buses and other vehicles, chanting Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik. About 50,000 officers have been deployed in various parts of Makkah and the holy sites to ensure the security and safety of pilgrims and smooth flow of vehicles.

Glamour Night at the Scheherazade  



Some 75 ladies attended the Glamour Ladies' Charity Soiree held at the Scheherazade Restaurant on Sunday 30th October.

Ms Sabrina Khan and Ms Rehana Bibi were the organizer's of the event which they put together to raise funds for the Hope for Dzenan Fund and the famine crisis in Somalia.

Ms Nora Armath was the Master of Ceremony and guest speakers were Ms Janeth Deen who describe Dzenan's plight and Ms Fatuma Elmi who spoke of the Somalian crisis.


Sabrina conducted an empower motivational workshop and this was followed by an auction of clothing for the eye gaze machine and an auction of art works designed and donated by Sabrina Khan for Somalia.

Ms Deen told CCN that it was pleasing to see Dzenan's mother and sister enjoy themselves after enduring such a heavy burden as a result of Dzenan's acciden eleven years ago.


"It was truly a multi-cultural function with so many ethnic groups attending the function."

Ms Khan said: "We plan to host more functions in which the women can integrate and get to know each other in a fun atmosphere. Not only was the night a great success for fund raising. It was also a night where women could relax and integrate with each other, thus forging friendships and understanding of the different cultures."

The fund for the eye gaze machine has now reached $10,000.00 and more events are planned to raise the additional $20,000 required.


Donations to the Hope for Dzenan fund can be made by contacting Janeth Deen on 0435 086 796 for banking details.


Car Boot Sale Kicks Off  


The Islamic Society of the Gold Coast has started a new initiative at the Mosque to reach out to the communities in the Gold Coast with a car boot sale.


Management committee member, Mr. Habib Jamal, told CCN: "Our first effort went well and we are expecting the next one to be much bigger as we are targeting our marketing drive at existing sales venues and so far the response has been very favourable."


He said that it was all about helping the whole community. "The main reason is we felt that in our community, and the broader community, there are lots of people doing it tough," he said.


"We are tossing around ideas on how to help and this is a nice inexpensive way."


Mr Jamal said sellers could make money and buyers could find bargains.


Car boot sales will be held on the last Saturday of every month and run from 6am to 11pm.

Sellers pay $15 per vehicle but no food or drink vendors are allowed.

Contact Hussin Goss – 0418 737 621 or Habib Jamal – 0412 601 152 for further information.

Community Cabinet with the Premier  


(left to right) Abdul Obeid, Bakhoun Charitable Society of Brisbane; Jaaved Khatree, Muslim Business Network; Janeth Deen, Muslim Charitable Foundation; Dr Mubarak Noor, Islamic College of Brisbane; Mohamed Farouk Adam, Muslim Business Network; Premier Anna Bligh; Mona Obeid, Bakhoun Charitable Society of Brisbane; Galila Abdul Salam, Islam Women’s Association of Queensland; Abdul Jalal, President Islamic Society of Darra; and Yusuf Khatree, Muslim Charitable Foundation. 


Queensland Premier Community Cabinet was held this week at the Brisbane Technology Park where over 300 community leaders were invited to a luncheon. It was opportunity provided by the Queensland government for the business community and local community leaders to raise particular issues of concern to them direct with members of the parliamentary cabinet.

The Take on the Two Eids  


The Mufti of Australia, Professor Doctor Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, released a statement this week expressing his reasons for declaring today, Sunday 6th, as the day for celebrating Eid-ul-Adha.


Imam Akram Buksh, Principal and Imam of the Kuraby Mosque forwarded this alternative view on the subject.

ECCQ New Executive  


(left to right - front row) Mr. Surendra Prasad OAM (Honorary Assistant Treasurer), Mr Nick Xynias AO (Honorary President), Ms Agnes M Whiten OAM (Chair), Mr Serge Voloschenko OAM (Immediate Past Chair), Mr John Okello-Okanya (Vice-Chair), Mr Alex Daniloff (Honorary Treasurer)

(left to right - back row) Mr Michael Yau (Vice-Chair), Mrs Irene Cayas (Vice-Chair), Mrs Chalani Gunasekara (Honorary Secretary), Ms Gail Ker OAM (Vice-Chair), Dr. Mustafa Ally (Honorary Assistant Secretary)

Missing in photo: Ms Evelyn Abadines (Youth Chair) and Dr Carla Tromans



The AGM of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland was held at the Colossus Reception Lounge in West End, Brisbane on Thursday.


A large turnout of members saw the appointment of the new Executive Board.


Long serving board members Dr Max Brândle OAM, Mrs Victoria Zografos and Mr Peter Vecsey-Dalos OAM retired from the Executive and new members Dr Carla Tromans, Director of International House at University of Queensland and Mr. Surendra Prasad OAM, President of the Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland were elected onto the new Executive.


In her annual report, Ms Agnes Whiten said that ECCQ had continued to maintain its growth with grants from local, state and Commonwealth governments. With equities of over $17M, Treasurer, Alex Daniloff said that ECCQ was financially solid to serve its constituents as the peak body in advocacy, policy development and health services.

The CCN Classifieds  



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MBN Sharia Superannuation Session: Photo Gallery (courtesy of Salam Card and Islam TV)


Al-Taiff on Aesthetic Board  


Dr Abbas Al-Taiff was appointed as one of six board members of the Australasian College of Aesthetic medicine for Australia and New Zealand.


According to his profile on the ASCM website, Dr Abbas AL-TAIFF was born in Karbala - IRAQ in 1965. He was graduated in 1988 from College of Medicine - University of Baghdad. He arrived to Australia in 1992.




He holds the following qualifications:

1. MBChB: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from College of Medicine / Baghdad university - Iraq
2. FRACGP: Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
3. FACAM: Fellowship of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
4. DPD: Diploma of Practical Dermatology From Cardiff University -UK
5. DAAAM: Diploma of American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
6. DACAM: Diploma of Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine

He is the Founder of Skin and Hair Clinic in New South Wales.

Dr Al-Taiff's website profile goes on to say that he believes that cosmetic (aesthetic) medicine is an art and his main interest is to develop new techniques and creative approaches for different kinds of treatment modalities in aesthetic medicine. He is one of the more experienced doctors in a non-surgical Fat Dissolve, Body Shaping and Hair Regrowth. As he says "Touch the untouchable and nothing is impossible," and he always tries to keep up to date with knowledge and seek further experience and ideas.

He is of a very active social personality and his aim is to serve humanity as much as he can.

He likes socialising, helping people in need mainly Iraqi Orphans.

Hajj for human dignity and unity

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah
Source: Islamicity.com

Abu Uthman al-Sabani al-Shafii (d 449) in his book Kitab ul Maitain narrates Prophet Muhammad as saying, "towards the end of the time, four main groups of people will flock around the Kaaba to perform Hajj:


The powerful rulers to have fun or to enjoy the occasion, the rich people to promote their businesses, the poor to seek financial support and the reciters (or scholars) to demonstrate their skills."

Al-Sabuni was not an ordinary scholar. He narrated the Hadith after ensuring that the matan or text and isnad or chains are sound. He once said "I never narrated a Hadith nor a non-Prophetic report in a gathering except if I possessed its chain of transmission; nor did I ever enter the library except in a state of ritual purity; nor did I ever narrate Hadith, nor hold a gathering, nor teach, except in a state of ritual purity."

Are we living in that period that was predicted by the Prophet? Has Hajj really become a type of ritual devoid of any meaning? Is Hajj an individual ibada (worship) that requires a believer to spend time and resources to get closer to an omni-potent and omni-present God? Has the Hajj become a business in our times? Or has it become a vacation?

There was a time when people would spend months and months preparing themselves financially and spiritually to live the real meaning of Hajj.


However now a days Hajj is offered as a holiday package. Many Hajj agencies all over the world offer value packages with super programs, deluxe programs and short executive program. These programs offer the best and closest accommodation in Makkah and Medinah, best available food and best possible position in the House of Allah.


Depending how much you pay, you can get the finest place in Makkah and Medinah. If you happen to be the guest of royalty, then probably, no one can ever compete with your placement in the two mosques.


When the Prophet performed his only Hajj, the only provision that he had with him was no more than four dirham as narrated in several books of ahadith.

Hajj was meant to teach the pilgrims endurance and perseverance for higher causes, yet it has been turned into an exercise in convenience. Hajj was meant to express the utmost humility in the presence of the rest of humanity by declaring that "Here I am, Here I am, I will not make anyone Allah's partner. Allah is the one who is in control of everything and He alone is the one who is the source of all blessings and praise." Yet, today, Hajj, for many has become, a badge, a symbol of spiritual arrogance.


Islamic City

Youtube broadcasts Hajj live  


Muslims who could not physically go to Mecca (Saudi Arabia) for Hajj, the world's largest pilgrimage, can now at least take part in the event virtually.

Video-sharing site YouTube said the pilgrimage will be streamed live through the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information's YouTube channel.

"The Hajj is an ancient ritual, but now, through the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information's YouTube channel, millions of people from around the world will be able to experience and comment on the event by tuning in via video," Najeeb Jarrar, product marketing manager for Middle East and North Africa, and Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, regional manager for emerging Arabia, said in a blog post.



Learning Arabic has never been easier  

A review of the CELL Programme


Fun and easy” Arabic is no longer a myth. Indeed students taking the Arabic courses offered by the Centre for Easy Language Learning all agree; that learning Arabic is more accessible and fun.


Homework free learning that utilizes a variety of techniques and material has made the learning experience enjoyable, relatively “pain free” and easy to manage from a time perspective.

Indeed in asking students to reflect on their experience the responses were extremely positive.


One student said that “the quality of the visual and audio material and the actual activities is excellent.”


Another student said “the way the material is being taught is very different”. Others simply said “I’m enjoying it, I love it”.


Some students were thrilled that the lessons always tie some of the vocabulary and grammar to the reading of the Quran.


Others feel that the centre’s commitment to small group sessions only, is really enhancing their opportunity to learn in class and enjoy the experience.


However, ultimately students are enjoying learning vocabulary and grammar in a non-traditional manner that is current and grounded in science and research.


Additionally students were thrilled with the “Arabic nights” offered as a free extracurricular activity that enables them to understand Arabic “in action”.

The Centre for Easy Language Learning has been running the courses successfully in the mornings and evenings, with the morning classes being for ladies only. The centre is taking bookings now for new courses starting in December for beginners and Intermediate students.

Children’s’ Arabic Summer Experience
Additionally the centre will run a special “Arabic Summer Experience” for young school-going children (ages 5-16) that will cater to their needs for fun and creativity. Children will enjoy a 2 hour session every Saturday morning that will involve various activities that focus on “fun Arabic”. The sessions will start on 10th December 2011.
For more information click here.

The Inbox


Dear Editor


Assalamu Alaikum W. W., a special community announcement, for CCN readers.

Inshallah, as is traditional on the first weekend after Eid ul Adha, on Sunday 13th November, there will be a FREE Qurbani Picnic which will be held at the Australian International Islamic College, 724 Blunder Rd Durack, from 11am. to 3pm.


This function utilises the opportunity for members of the community, who have given a part of their Qurbani sacrifice, to share with everyone.



Appreciation is extended to the AIIC for hosting the event.

Hj.Sultan M. Deen

Dear CCN


Asalaamu Alaikum

Alhamdulillah our website is now up and running.
I have uploaded all the Kuthba's and current tafseer recordings, please feel free to download when you get some time.
To download you now need to select "download" from the main menu and select the relevant recording.



Alhamdulillah! from the
Webdesk of Masjid Taqwa
Bald Hills

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This week

CCN's Editor-in-Chief




Steve Jobs 

  Walter Isaacson 


From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, whose biological father was a Syrian Muslim.


Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life.


Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, "Steve Jobs" is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

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

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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 'Chef-of-the Week" is Shireen Seedat. I had the pleasure of enjoying this dish at her home recently and trust me when I tell you - it was soft, juicy and scrumptious and we all couldn't resist going for seconds.

Lamb Cutlets with Parmesan Cheese  


1. French (see below) and wash 1kg Lamb cutlets and pat dry with a paper towel.

2. In a bowl liquidize/blend 3 eggs, 1 ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp paprika and 125g parmesan cheese.

3. Dip each lamb cutlet in plain flour, shake off excess flour and then dip into the egg mixture.

4. Place on a baking tray, drizzle a little olive oil on the chop and bake at 180degrees for approximately 40mins or until the topping has become brown.

5. Serve hot as an entrée or with chips or mixed vegetable for a main meal.

Rack of lamb is often "frenched", that is, the rib bones are exposed by cutting off the fat and meat covering them. Typically, three inches of bone beyond the main muscle (the rib eye or Longissimus dorsi) are left on the rack, with the top two inches exposed.


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, a few months ago I was in the best physical shape I’ve been in a long time. Unfortunately
I sprained my ankle not long after. Now I’m looking at starting back slowly with Yoga. Can you explain some
of the different styles just so I have an idea?

A: I suggest you try Iyengar Yoga – you’ll feel transformed from these classes as they may use chairs (which will be good for your ankle), extended poses and deep focused breathing for an uplifting feeling long after you’ve completed the class.

Ashtanga Yoga – consists of dynamic moves. You’ll feel like you’ve had a real workout while still getting the relaxation and breathing benefits. Will leave you feeling energised.

Bikram Yoga – Some classes go for about 90mins in a room heated up to 40C.

Remember not to push yourself too hard or it will take you longer to recover.

Eid Mubarak to all celebrating






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 have seen your articles in CCN and although you give good advice, when I go overseas next month, I am planning on booking all my flights and accommodation online, please tell me why I would need to go through a travel agent when its so easy to do things online now.





A: The internet has indeed made many things easier for travellers, and many people do think it is more convenient to book online. However, the benefits of booking through a travel agent are many.


Firstly, a travel agent can price match or better prices you may find on the Internet for accommodation or flights.


Good agents can take the hard work out of you searching hours on the Internet for the best prices or seats and make sure all flights and connections are confirmed.


They can recommend places to go and things to do, give you travelling tips and the latest travel advice and warnings.


An agency can be a "one stop shop" not only for tickets and accommodation, but also for those tricky visas.


They can also confirm seating and meals, and other special requests can be booked eg. wheelchair or bassinets.


Date changing is much easier with a travel agent, and with the recent disruptions with Qantas it is reassuring to know that agents can be up to date with the situation and help you re-book flights .


If you urgently needed to travel or were stranded somewhere, it would be great to know that you could ring someone to assist you 24 hours a day.



Flightstar Fozi's Travel Tips

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Need an answer to a travel related matter?


Send your question to Flightstar Fozi at  ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


All questions sent in are published here anonymously and without any references to the author of the question.

The CCN Chuckle


Jallalludin reads an article to his wife, Ameena, about how many words a woman uses a day!


He mocks her and says women only know how to talk and they can knock up some 30 000 words a day!


But in the case of a man it’s only 15 000!


Ameena very sharply turns and says 'that's because we women have to repeat every darn thing to you men'.



Jallalludin says...  What!"


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Events and Functions


Eid Family Night

@ Dreamworld

11 and 12 November


Kuraby Mosque


19 November

Qld Intercultural Society

Whirling Dervishes


21 November

SEO with MBN



23 November

Pakistan Australia

Cultural Association

BBQ Picnic




27 November

Darra Mosque


3 December

Bald Hills Mosque

Annual Multicultural Festival

4 December





Australia Zoo Adventure



10 December


Summer Camp



24-26 December

The 2012 CBA/Brisbane Indian Times Multicultural Awards




International Food Festival

Gold Coast




6 May 2012



Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

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Learn Arabic



Course for New Muslims


Muslim Revert Network

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English Tutor

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Child Care Course

"Purification of the heart" Seminar

Maths Tutoring service

From years 6-10

Math A, B and C for years 11 &12
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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

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6 November



7 November



11 and12 November

Fri and Sat

Dreamworld 2011


0418 722 353

6pm to 12pm

19 November


OPEN DAY: "Building Bridges of Understanding"



Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque


10am to 3pm

21 November


Whirling Dervishes

Logan Entertainment Centre

0479 003 518


23 November


SEO with MBN

IWAQ Office

11 Watland Street, Springwood

0422 191 675

6.30pm for 7pm

27 November


Pakistan Association BBQ Picnic

Pakistan Australia Cultural Association of Qld

Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Miles Rocks

0413 140 610


27 November



Islamic New Year

3 December


Annual Jalsa

Darra Madrassah

Darra Mosque, 219 Douglas St, Oxley

0434 195 648

After Maghrib

4 December


Annual Multicultural Festival

Islamic Society of Bald Hills

119 Telegraph Rd, Bald Hills

0429 380 537

10am to 4pm

6 December



Day of Ashura

10 December


Australia Zoo (females)


Australia Zoo

0423 860 251

7.15am fro all day

24-26 December

Sat to Mon

Summer Camp



0406 106 452

All day

6 May 2012


International Food Festival

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque,Arundel


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 23 November)


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 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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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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