Sunday, 8 July 2012

 Newsletter 0400




CCN congratulates all the runners and walkers who took part in the Gold Coast marathon last Sunday (1 July).


Gold Coast Mosque Imam, Imraan Husain (pictured far left at the finish with Omar Issadeen and below left), completed the 21.1km half marathon in a creditable time of 2 hours and 17 minutes. This was his second half marathon having notched up five 10km runs in the past in this event.


Ms Sameera Bhagoo, a Crescents of Brisbane Team member, told CCN that she, and most of the friends she ran with, finished the half marathon in under 2 hours 30 minutes, well within the 3 hour cut-off time.


"It was a cold and chilly 6am start, but warmed up nicely once the sun came up," said Sameera.



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Submitted by Faisal Mohamed

Saturday 14th July marks a great day in the calendar of the Queensland Muslim community.


With over 1.6 billion Muslims about to embrace the beautiful month of Ramadan in only a fortnight’s time, Brisbane’s Muslim scholars are coming together under one roof to inspire our community though this journey.


But it’s not only a series of talks – the night includes a selection of captivating videos, exciting Q&A competitions as well as the speakers’ motivating words of wisdom for the month ahead.

Guest speakers on the night include the presidents of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) and Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ) and the Imams of Kuraby Masjid and AMYN Islamic Centre, among others.


Proceedings will commence from 6.45pm at the Islamic College of Brisbane (Karawatha) school Hall, with free entry being offered to school-going students (including Year 12’ers).


Adults are $5 per ticket available at the door or pre-booking online at http://HikmahWay.com/ramadan2012.

This is no ordinary lecture series! Book your ticket to put yourself ahead in the “Race for Ramadan 2012”.


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Key points from the 2011 Census:

In 2011, 888,636 people (20.5% of the population) in Queensland were born overseas.
214,329 people (4.9% of the population) in Queensland were born in the United Kingdom.
English and Australian were the main ancestries reported by Queenslanders.
423,841 people (9.8% of the population) in Queensland spoke a language other than English at home.
1.1% of the Queensland population reported they spoke a language other than English at home and spoke English either “not well or not at all”.





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Bachar Houli, Richmond's star and the AFL Multicultural Ambassador, has developed his own website to communicate with his supporters and, in particular, the Muslim Community.


Houli was born in Australia to Lebanese parents. The young left-footer began playing football with Spotswood Football Club Under 12s in 2000. After consulting with a Sheikh, Houli decided to break his Ramadan fast for three days during the physical endurance tests at the AFL Draft Camp; this allowed him to record sufficient times to impress recruiters and be a viable selection in the draft.

Houli has said it was hard growing up a devout Muslim, and playing Australian Rules Football at the same time. There was little sport being played in Islamic schools, let alone AFL, and he had to sneak out when he was young in his earlier years in order to just play games without his parents knowing. His persistence to want to play the sport finally led to his parents accepting and supporting of his talents which led him to become a star AFL player.


On his website he devotes a page explaining his faith and the basic tenets of Islam especially for his non-Muslim supporters.


Houli also has a Q&A page inviting questions on how to get involved in football, on his faith, or anything about him.


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Despite the passage of more than ten years since the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the public discourse in America and other countries with respect to Islam and Muslims has taken an increasingly negative turn.


At the same time, however, the seeds of the corrosive public discourse that eventually produced the paranoid hysteria about Islam on the right were already being sown via a systematic campaign based on lies, misinformation, half-truths, and gross caricatures of medieval Islamic teachings, many of which do not reflect modern Muslim beliefs or practices.


As a result, otherwise obscure legal and theological terms (e.g., taqiyya, dhimma, and khilafa) have entered the common parlance of the right as signifiers of the “threat” that Islam poses to the democratic institutions.


Language Matters: Talking About Islam and Muslims is a position paper which discusses how the media uses these and other controversial terms, and then provide a scholarly discussion of each, in the hope that fair-minded people will be able to draw on this paper as a resource to help change the public discourse regarding Islam.


It concludes with a discussion of the democratic ethics that apply to public discussions of democracy.



Muslims can take an important step toward creating a civil discourse about Islam by providing more nuanced explanations of controversial Islamic doctrines.


Source: Institute for Social Policy and  Understanding


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ABC promo  

Australians get a bad rap overseas, and our stocks seem especially low in India. In fact, a sizeable chunk of India's 1.2 billion people think Aussies are dumb, drunk and racist.


But doesn't every country have its negative stereotypes?


In this six-part factual series, journalist Joe Hildebrand takes four Indians on a road trip around Australia to examine our worst stereotypes -- are we really beer-swilling, racist bogans, or are we simply misunderstood?


Shot on location in India and across Australia, this series puts its Indian protagonists smack bang in the middle of passionate debates and immersive experiences that could change their opinion of Australia forever.


After three weeks of seeing the good, the bad and the ugly up close, will our intrepid Indian travellers still think that Australians are dumb, drunk and racist?


And what will we think of ourselves, after seeing Australia through their eyes?


Journalist Joe Hildebrand sets out on a pilgrimage to Delhi and beyond to examine this anti-Australian sentiment. While in India Joe meets the four locals who will join him on a road trip across Australia. As a newsreader and journalist for a Hindi network, Gurmeet Chaudhary was shocked by the negative stories appearing regularly in the Indian media. Call centre worker Mahima Bhardwaj takes Joe through the unpleasant encounters she’s had with Aussies over the phone. Amer Singh is a third year law student in Chandigargh who decided it was safer to stay in India to study. Radhika Budhwar advises Indian students where they should study overseas; she hasn’t recommended Australia for the last five years. All agree to risk life and limb to visit our reviled and dangerous country.


Episode 3

(Warning: Classified MA)

In this episode Daily telegraph journalist Joe Hildebrand takes Amer, Radhika, Gurmeet & Mahima to what the Indian media claim is the most dangerous city in Australia – Melbourne.

Although many Australians think of Melbourne as our most liveable city, for Indians it’s infamous for attacks on Indian students, in fact education advisor, Radhika advises students not to risk studying in Australia at all. In tonight’s episode Joe and the Indians investigate the nature of these attacks – were they really racist or just a case of Indian students being in the wrong place at the wrong time?


Gautam Gupta an Indian student leader at the time of the attacks and now a practicing surgeon, tells Gurmeet & Radhika that he has no doubt that the attacks were racist. Later, in one of Melbourne’s famous laneways, Joe confirms that many Victorians are scared of Melbourne after dark and shows the Indian’s CCTV footage of a brutal attack on Indian student, Sourabh Sharma, then he reveals to a visibly shocked Mahima and Gurmeet, that they are going to meet Sourabh and hear first hand about the attack.


Meanwhile Radhika & Amer patrol the mean streets of Melbourne with the Victorian Police, Radhika is appalled by the level of drunkenness but Amer seems less concerned. A few weeks back in India, he told the crew that he wanted to walk the streets of Melbourne at 2 or 3 am, to see for himself if Australia is a racist country, Joe grants Amer’s wish and Gurmeet accompanies him. The walk is uneventful until he and Gurmeet return to Swanston street where they are abused and threatened.


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Cultural diversity now on the menu

By Mariam Veiszadeh a Muslim lawyer and advocate

WITH the notion of multiculturalism being kicked around like a political football, the diversity being showcased on reality TV shows such as MasterChef Australia is a testament to the fact that the infamous M-word is here to stay - and not just in the form of Chinese dumplings and Turkish kebabs.

The MasterChef 2012 contestants this year included not only people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds but also from several religious backgrounds too.

Georgian-born schoolteacher Alice Zaslavsky has a Jewish background, which she says has influenced her cooking style. Public servant Dalvinder Dhami said early on in the show that she had virtually no experience in cooking with beef due to her Hindu faith.

And paediatric nurse Amina Elshafei is a devout Muslim. Her impressive culinary skills, bubbly nature and infectious smile made her an early favourite on the show.

Woman's Day described her as the "contestant the whole country has fallen head over heels for".

Despite early predictions that she could take out the title, Amina narrowly missed out on a top 10 placing in a double elimination on Thursday night.

Her surprise departure sent shock waves through the social media world, with her fans on Twitter expressing outrage at how some contestants were able to make their way into the top 10 over Amina. Truth be told, I was one of them.

But in any event, the MasterChef set this year seems to be far more inclusive and diverse than ever before.

The effect of showcasing such diversity on prime-time TV means the mere presence of an effervescent character and visibly Muslim person such as Amina has played a significant role in breaking down commonly held cultural and religious stereotypes.

With national studies concluding that anti-Muslim sentiment in Australia sits at just under 50 per cent, real, positive coverage of Muslim women is to be welcomed. The results of a parliamentary inquiry, due in August, will investigate Australia's acceptance of people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

It will conclude that one of the largest issues facing our nation is the acceptance of - you guessed it - Muslims.

The effect of showcasing such diversity on prime-time TV means the mere presence of an effervescent character and visibly Muslim person such as Amina has played a significant role in breaking down commonly held cultural and religious stereotypes.


Sadly, Muslim women such as Amina who choose to wear the hijab (head scarf) have often borne the brunt of animosity, racism and discrimination.

But fortunately the situation has improved, particularly compared to the hostility Muslims faced in the immediate aftermath of September 11.

Many Muslims will tell you that the increased levels of enmity directed at them during that period have instilled in them a strong sense of identity and a desire to proactively engage with the media and the public to demystify their faith. This is certainly true for me.

Given this climate, it's incredibly refreshing to see someone like Amina on TV not being defined by her religion or her hijab alone. Amina is a shining beacon of hope who has helped to create a positive image of Muslims just by being herself, instead of trying to represent an entire faith of 1.5 billion people.

She has been judged purely on her cooking ability, on her own merits, not favoured nor discriminated against due to her faith. That is great progress.

What's more impressive and heartening is how Australia has come to embrace Amina. Fans have inundated her Facebook page. Logie award-winner Chrissie Swan tweeted: "Whenever I look at Amina, or hear her speak, I get a rush of what can only be described as love. Warm, fuzzy, sunny love."

Many, including Chrissie, admitted to being moved to tears when she was eliminated on Thursday night's episode.

Amina's mixed family heritage is a beautiful example of the diversity of the Muslim community in Australia. It negates the assumption that all Muslims are Arabs.

Largely defined by our religion, we are often seen and treated as some sort of homogenous blob, ignoring the fact Muslims are ethnically and culturally diverse.

Amina's father is Egyptian and her mother South Korean. She is the only woman in her immediate family who has chosen to wear the hijab. It's a personal choice which some women choose to embrace and others don't.

It is a fact that one of the best ways to tackle racism, discrimination and eliminate the fear of the "other" is to interact and engage in inter-faith, inter-cultural and inter-community dialogue.

Dare I say that Muslim women are moving beyond being merely tolerated.

No one is born racist. Racism is taught, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and it can be untaught.

The so-called "fear" of Islam often arises because of the lack of interaction between those who hold this "fear" with your everyday, garden-variety Muslims.

Amina gave viewers a valuable insight into Muslim Australia, brightening the slightly battered image we have.

This is no small achievement.

So, why I am pointing out what may seem to some to be the bleeding obvious?

To applaud those in the media world who are getting the depiction of Muslims and other minority groups right for a change, irrespective of whether they are doing it overtly or inadvertently.

And, to encourage others to adopt a similar approach.

What's apparent is that there is a gradual and welcoming shift in attitudes. Dare I say that Muslim women are moving beyond being merely tolerated.

Perhaps we are even being celebrated.

Source: The Telegraph



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20 July


Community Meal/Ifthar with the Homeless & Disadvantaged


St Andrew's Anglican Church, cnr Cordelia & Vulture St, West End

0422 349 786


22 July


Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

UQ Campus, Multi-faith Centre

0407 632 492

After Maghrib

28 July


Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

Griffith University, Nathan Campus TBA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib

4 August


Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

Darul Uloom, BURANDA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib

11 August


Ifthaar: Experience the tastes of Indonesia

Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane

QUT, Kelvin Grove TBA

0407 632 492

After Maghrib


If you’re holding public iftars, lectures, exhibitions, homeless food collections, fund-raising initiatives or anything else this Ramadan email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org with the following details:







Contact phone no.:





(Email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org a copy of your Mosque's time table to be included here)


Kuraby Mosque






Ramadan Recommendations

By Imraan Husain (Imam of Gold Coast Mosque)


When our spirits are ascendant, and our carnal lusts retreat, we will be able to engage in the type of fast described by one of our righteous forebears when he advised:

Fast your entire lifetime. Make death your ‘Eid! Life itself is a fast for the righteous. Their fast is from all forbidden lusts. When death comes to them their fast has ended. At that time they find the new moon of ‘Eid.




Majlis ul Ulamaa of Australia Announcement

The Majlis ul Ulamaa of Australia announce the names of the Ulamaa from various states of Australia (including Victoria, Queensland,
Western Australia, and New South Wales) who have decided that all Islamic lunar months will be observed by local moon-sighting. These include the commencement of the month Ramadān, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Adhā.







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There are over 1.6 billion Muslims in the world today, making up approximately 23% of the world's population, or more than one-fifth of mankind.


The Muslim500 publication is part of an annual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim world. It gives valuable insight into the different ways that Muslims impact the world, and also shows the diversity of how people are living as Muslims today.

The 2011 Muslim500 lists the world's most influential Muslims who have impacted on their community, or on behalf of their community. Influence is: any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim World. The impact can be either positive or negative. The influence can be of a religious scholar directly addressing Muslims and influencing their beliefs, ideas and behaviour, or it can be of a ruler shaping the socio-economic factors within which people live their lives, or of artists forming popular culture.

Over the coming weeks, CCN will publish a personality selected from the list:


No. 28

Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al Azhari
Barelwi Leader and Spiritual Guide



Country: India Born: 23 Nov 1943 (age 68) in Bareilly, India

Source of Influence: Administrative, Scholarly

Influence: 2 million barkatiya Barelwis

School of Thought: Traditional Sunni, Hanafi, Sufi

Abdullah Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan is the leader of the Indian Barelwis and considered by his  followers as the Grand Mufti of India. He is the great grandson of Ahmed Raza Khan (d. 1921) who founded the Barelwi movement in South Asia.


Scholarly Lineage

Mufti Akhtar Raza was ordained at the age of 20 by his predecessor Mufti Mustafa Raza Khan. He was subsequently granted permission to lead the Qaadriya, Barakaatiyah, and Nooriyah Sufi orders in India. He was also appointed to the position of Muslim Chief Justice of India in 2006.


Dynamic Mufti

Mufti Akhtar Raza is esteemed for his extensive collection of English-language rulings, the Azharul Fatawa. He became involved in issuing Islamic rulings from the age of 17 and is noted for having issued over 5,000 rulings since attaining leadership as mufti.


Spiritual Tradition

The Barelwis are an apolitical Sufi community based in a volatile region where religion has been used as a platform for violence— despite this, it thrives as a socially engaged mystical movement. A missionary movement, the Barelwis have spread their message within South Asia and also among diaspora communities. This group is distinct from Deobandi Muslims—who practice a more conservative brand of  Islam. 


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The competition for the CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards (YMWA) for 2012 is now open.


Please encourage our young boys and girls to participate.


Last year's inaugural awards were a resounding successful with entries coming from all around Australia and many considered by our independent panel of judges as being of a very high standard.


Download the 2012 YMWA submission pack for all the details of this year's awards.


This year's prizes will be notebook computers generously donated by our sponsors (last year our winners received Kindle eBook readers).


The closing date for entries is 31 August 2012.


Visit our Facebook page to (1) like us (2) keep updated on the progress of the competition and (3) read all about last year's awards.


Details of last year's awards can be found in CCN370.

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Dear Editor


Kindly please send me the Ramadhan time table for 2012 for the Mackay area. Actually I have found it on the Internet but there are two time tables which is I don't understand because in the first time table it's written fiqah E-Hanfi and the other time table is written fiq E-Jafria so I prefer to get time table from you.

Thank you very much



[Editor] The timetables we have are for the Brisbane and surrounding areas. You are best to use the one from the local Mosque.
But we have have created a timetable from Islamic Finder for Mackay in case you have problems getting one.

Dear CCN

Salaams to all,

I have a few tee times available for the Sunday 15th of July and would like to extend an offer to all to bring your group of 4 or more and have a game for $75pp which includes the cart and green fees.

If you would like to book your 4 ball and have one good round before Ramadan please let me know by next Wednesday 11th July.
I have tee times available between 8:40am and 10:00am.

I look forward to all responses!


Shahaad Suleman | Corporate & Social Golf Sales Manager | Brookwater Golf & Country Club
1 Tournament Drive, Brookwater
P 07 3814 5500 | M 0404 280 582 | F 07 3814 5700
E ssuleman@brookwatergolf.com | www.brookwater.com.au | www.troongolf.com

Dear Editor

I'm researching a national TV show concept for a Perth based production company for SBS, and I’m on a tight deadline.

What we are looking at is Australian people of different ethnic backgrounds who have experienced racism simply for looking ‘different’.


We would like to hear their stories, and would also like to hear from people who are considering or have altered a physical trait that represents part of their cultural heritage, such as whitening their skin, having their eyelids operated on, their nose altered, face narrowed etc.

We would like to speak with people considering or pursuing such procedures about their reasons for doing so and their desired outcome.

I've found there are a lot of different reasons for why people undergo such surgery. At the same time there are varying beliefs in the wider community, whether right or wrong, as to why people have this done.


That's what we would eventually like to explore through real stories. We'd like to inform people, and perhaps create debate about racial issues and ideals of beauty in our society. We want a positive outcome to come from this. I'd like to speak with people who are undergoing such procedures for beauty reasons, cultural reasons, to better fit into mainstream society, to alleviate racial prejudice or a combination of these. I'd also like to speak with people who have suffered racism because of how they look. It's real stories I'm after.

These stories are not for broadcast at the moment, but for my understanding and to help this project develop to the next stage.

I would really like to speak with people anywhere in Australia who are considering this type of surgery, or have experienced racism because of how they look, and wanted to look different. I have 13 years experience with the ABC, and absolutely pride myself on my ethics. In no way do I intend to breach any privacy issues with yourself or anyone else. Anything told to me remains off the record until I'm given direct permission for that status to change. I am more than happy for my contact details to be forwarded to anyone you think might be able to assist. If they call my mobile, I can return the call to save on the cost.

I am not here to pass judgement. I want to hear people's stories as they are. Again, anything told to me is not for broadcast, it's for my understanding.

Is there any way you can put my request to your community members?


I'm very keen to hear your ideas and suggested contacts. Please don't hesitate in contacting me at any time.

Christian Horgan
christianhorgan.prospero@gmail.com 0414 343 344


Lectures with Dr Haaifa Younis


In a time when women are striving to be professionals, sometimes neglecting their spiritual connection with Allah, is a privilege for us to have sister Haaifa Younis here in Australia this July.

An example to all, Sister Haaifa is a gynaecologist by profession but has also pursued her Islamic studies in Jeddah and is a hafiza.
A well-versed and inspiring scholar, Sister Haaifa has inspired women from all around the world through her many lectures and spiritual retreats. Insha-Allah, she will be hosting a ladies retreat on the 6th-8th July at the Gold Coast.
Due to requests from many ladies in the community, Sister Haaifa will be giving a few lectures in our local masjids during July.

Monday 9th:Kuraby Mosque 8pm-9pm
Tuesday 10th: Gold Coast Mosque after magrib
Wednesday 11th: AMYN Centre, 16/157 North Rd, Woodridge 8pm-9pm

Thursday 12th Rochedale Mosque 11am-12pm

We hope that you will not pass up this opportunity and will Insha-Allah attend the lectures.



Job Vacancy


Masjid Al-Farooq (Kuraby Madrassah) is looking for a permanent secretary.

Responsibilities will involve handling student enrolments and payments, addressing parent enquiries and aiding the principal and teachers.

MYOB experience preferred but not necessary.

Hours: 3.45 to 6.15 pm Mon to Thurs

For more information or to express interest contact: Farouk Adam
farouk.adam@bigpond.com or 0422 191 675



House for Rent


4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Marsden. Separate laundry, lounge and double lock up garage. Big backyard. Situated in a quite cul-de-sac, and down the road from Logan mosque. Rental is $370 per week. Can be viewed at http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-marsden-407883589

Contact 0430 284 356 or Rental agency directly on 07 3200 3773


Pizza Lane Preparing for Ramadhan


Pizza Lane will be making savouries for Ramadaan.


Download a pricelist.

Call Laila on 0415467868 / 32197808 to place your order.

Please note that we already have many pre booked orders so please place your orders asap as we will be only taking a limited number of orders.


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Um Ahmed, Egypt’s New First Lady 



CAIRO – Unlike former elegant, half-British first ladies, Egypt’s presidential palace is welcoming a small-town home-maker who loves to be called with a traditional nickname identifying her as the mother of her eldest son.

“She looks like my mother,” Dalia Saber, 36, an engineering lecture told The New York Times on Thursday, June 28, referring to the wife of Egypt’s first democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi.

“She looks like my husband’s mother, she probably looks like your mother and everybody else’s.”


Seen as looking like most Egyptian women, Egypt’s new first lady, Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, wears a headscarf.

Unlike her predecessors, Suzanne Mubarak and Jihan el-Sadat, aloof, half British fashion plates with well-coiffed hair and advanced degrees, she did not attend college and never took her husband’s last name.

She even refuses to take the title of “First Lady”, preferring instead to be called “Um Ahmed”, a traditional nickname that identifies her as the mother of her eldest son.

“People like Suzanne Mubarak are the odd ones out — you don’t see them walking down the street,” said Mariam Morad, 20, a psychology student.

“This is exactly what we need: change.”

The beginning of Egypt’s new first lady was very typical of many Egyptians.

She grew up in the poor Cairo neighbourhood of Ain Shams and married her husband, Morsi, when she was 17 and still in high school.



She looks like my husband’s mother, she probably looks like your mother and everybody else’s.

Dalia Saber

Morsi himself had grown up poor in the village of El-Adwa in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, but excelled in the engineering program at Cairo University.

Three days of their wedding, Morsi left for Los Angeles to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.

Meantime, his wife finished high school and studied English in Cairo.

Mahmoud joined her husband in Los Angeles a year and a half later, where she volunteered at the Muslim Student House, translating sermons for women willing to revert to Islam.

In Los Angeles, they got the first two of their five children, who hold American citizenship.

Completing his degree, Morsi decided to return to Egypt to have his children grown up there.

In Egypt, Morsi taught engineering at Zagazig University, while his wife, a homemaker, became an instructor in the Brotherhood’s parallel women’s auxiliary, teaching young girls about marriage.

New Egypt

But some Egyptians opine that the new first lady is unfit for the position.

“I can’t call her a first lady under any circumstances,” said Ahmed Salah, 29, a banker having coffee with his friends on the Nile island of Zamalek.

“She can’t be an image for the ‘ladies’ of Egypt.”

Debates have also raged in Egyptian newspapers and social networks about the image of Egypt’s new first lady.

“How could she receive world leaders and still adhere to her traditional Islamic standards of modesty? “Don’t look at her. Don’t shake hands with her,” El-Fagr newspaper asked in a column, calling it a “comic scenario.”

Noran Noaman, 21, an engineering student, also fumes at the image of the new first lady.

“If you travel to New York or wherever, people would make fun of you and say: ‘Your first lady wears the abaya,” she said.

“Previous first ladies used to be elegant.”

But this argument is rejected by many Egyptians, who see Morsi and his wife as an example on the major changes in Egypt following the revolution.

“They’re people like us,” Saber, the engineering lecturer, said.

“It is a strange relief to people. The people feel that there’s a change.”

In Egyptian culture, men rarely talk about their wives publicly and mentioning their name is almost a taboo.


All I want is to live in a simple place where I can perform my duties as a wife

Um Ahmed

But Morsi, who was sworn in on Saturday, June 30, is unusually appreciative of his wife.

He once said in a television interview that marrying her was “the biggest personal achievement of my life.”

Mahmoud remembers that her husband sometimes helped her with chores and even cooked for her.

“I like everything about him,” she told the magazine Nesf el-Donia.

“Our fights never lasted for more than a few minutes.”

Now, it is only about a few days before Morsi and his wife move from their home to the presidential palace.

“All I want is to live in a simple place where I can perform my duties as a wife,” she said.

“A place like the presidential palace completely isolates you from the world people live in, and going too far hardens the heart.”
Source: OnIslam


Ulama Appearing on Television: A Communiqué  

South Africa: Following the public statement issued by the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa regarding Ulama appearing on television, a meeting was convened for ulama at Baitul Hamd on Saturday 30 June 2012.

The aim of the meeting, from the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa's perspective, was to explain the thought process and rationale behind the position the ulama body has adopted.

Well over 150 members of the ulama fraternity attended the meeting, wherein the Jamiat reiterated its position of neither endorsing nor condemning ulama appearing on television.

This position is based on the far-reaching impact of television on the one hand and its indisputable spiritual, physical and emotional harm on the other.

Regardless of the clearly-stated objective of the meeting, the Jamiat allowed delegates to express their views in the interest of dialogue and openness.

In expressing their views, some Ulama very passionately spoke out against the permissibility of appearing on television based on the fact that picture making was haram.

The Jamiat’s position of non-condemnation of Ulama appearing on television is based on the respect of the view of those ulama who regard it as a necessary medium to denounce misconceived notions about Islam and Muslims.

The debate is not unique to ulama in South Africa. Similar debates took place among ulama connected to the alma maters of most of South African ulama who had studied abroad.

It should be noteworthy that the ulama abroad arrived at different verdicts on the matter without castigating, breaking ties or judging each other.

We hope that ulama will continue this debate with maturity and the decorum that has been part of our Islamic tradition, heritage and values where differences of opinion do not constitute divisions in the ranks of scholars.
Source: [Jamiatul Ulama South Africa] Online Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 26



Austria celebrates 'model' law on Islam 




AUSTRIA: Austria has had a chequered history when it comes to relations with Muslims, but its 100-year-old Law on Islam is seen as a symbol of tolerance.

The law gives Muslims the same rights as other officially recognised religions in Austria, such as Catholicism, Lutheranism, Judaism and Buddhism.

At the weekend senior members of the Austrian government and the country's Islamic Community attended ceremonies to mark the centenary.

So Islam has been an officially recognised religion in Austria for 100 years.

Yet another historical event is probably more familiar to most people - the 1683 Siege of Vienna, when the Muslim Ottoman army's advance on Christian-controlled Europe was halted.

And in recent years, the anti-Islamic rhetoric of some Austrian far-right politicians has made the headlines.


The Law on Islam, described as unique in Europe by members of the Austrian Islamic Community, guarantees Muslims in the country wide-ranging rights including religious education in state schools, administration of internal affairs and public worship.

Muslim dignitaries celebrated the Austrian law that protects their community's rights

In a speech at Vienna's neo-Gothic town hall, the head of Austria's Islamic Community, Fuat Sanac, described the law as an example for the rest of Europe. Islam in Austria, he said, was seen by most people as an enrichment, not as a danger.

Austria's President Heinz Fischer, speaking at the same ceremony, called for peaceful and respectful relations. He stressed that Austria's official religions, because of their legal status, were obliged to "respect and accept the laws of the state".

A Vienna City councillor, Omar Al-Rawi, says the law does much to integrate Muslims into Austria, giving them a sense of being accepted.

"Austria is a model in Europe in dealing with Islam, but the Austrian Muslims are also a European model," he said.

"The Muslims know that with rights there are also obligations and duties. And if you have a lot of rights and benefits, you also have something to lose," he said.

"Austrian Muslims go all over the world saying we are Austrians, we belong to this country that gave us respect and recognition and gave us a lot of benefits that even some Muslim countries don't enjoy. And that is why they are very proud saying that they are Austrians."

Turmoil of war

The Law on Islam was brought into force in 1912, under the Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph, as a result of Austria's annexation of Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Law on Islam 1912

Article 1: The adherents of Islam shall be granted recognition as a religious community in the kingdoms and crown-lands represented in the Imperial Council in the meaning of the Constitutional Law of 21 December, 1867... The religious community of the adherents of Islam according to the Hanafite rite shall... enjoy the same legal protection as is granted to other legally recognised religious communities. The doctrines of Islam, its institutions and customs shall enjoy the same protection too, unless they are in contradiction to state law.

It began as an attempt to integrate Muslim Bosnian soldiers into the Habsburg Army, and referred at first just to adherents of the "Hanafi rite of Islam". It was later expanded to include other forms of Sunni and Shia Islam, who are now all represented by the Austrian Islamic Community.

After the empire collapsed at the end of World War I, Austria's Muslim population was reduced to a few hundred people.

But it started growing after World War II with the arrival of Turkish and Yugoslav workers in the 1960s and Bosnian refugees in the 1990s.

Now about half a million Muslims live in Austria, about 6% of the population. In Vienna, Islam is the second-largest religious grouping, after Roman Catholicism.

About 60,000 children take part in Muslim religious education classes in Austrian state schools, according to the Islamic Community. The classes are held in German.

BBC News



Kenyan Muslim groups 'to protect churches' 

KENYA: Muslim leaders in Kenya have agreed to form self-defence groups to protect churches following a deadly attack on Sunday.

Fifteen people were killed in the raids on churches in Garissa, a town near the border with Somalia.

Kenya's border region has been tense since it sent troops into Somalia to pursue al-Shabab Islamist militants.

Adan Wachu, head of the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims, told the BBC the attacks were acts of terrorism.

"There are people out there who are determined to make Kenya another Nigeria," Mr Wachu, who also chairs the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, told the BBC Network Africa programme.

"It's not going to be allowed to have a sectarian division in this country - whoever wants to do that will of course fail."

'United front'

Mr Wachu said that at a meeting the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya on Tuesday it was unanimously agreed the church attacks were acts of "terrorists and terrorism".

"Therefore we all resolved to stand together as one united front," he said.

"We decided as solidarity that the Muslim youth will provide a vigilante service to the churches not only in Garissa but in any other places that the Christians may deem fit."

He said that it was now up to the Muslim leaders in Garissa to organise out how the estimated 30 churches in the town would be protected.


Muslims felt that because those Christians are a minority in their domain they must be protected at all cost 


Adan Wachu
Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslim

"Muslims felt that because those Christians are a minority in their domain they must be protected at all cost."

Most of the people living in and around Garissa are ethnic Somalis and Muslims.

Last October, Kenyan troops entered Somalia in pursuit of al-Shabab militants accused of being behind various kidnappings on Kenyan soil and of destabilising the border region.

But since then, al-Shabab, which has joined al-Qaeda, has been blamed for a further string of grenade and bomb blasts across Kenya.

The group's officials have not responded to accusations that it was behind the Garissa attack.


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KB says: This savoury steak roll could serve as a starter for ifthaar or as a main meal with chips and salads. If you want to stay away from bread use the filling in a wrap instead, for a healthier alternative.


Steak Rolls


Step 1

1. Heat 2 tab olive oil and add
2. 1 tsp ground garlic
3. 1 tsp ground fresh red chillies
4. 1 tsp crushed cumin
5. 1 tsp lemon pepper
6. 1 tsp salt
7. 2 tab vinegar

Braise the above for a minute and then add 500gram of rump steak, cut into strips.

Cook until steak is tender.

Step 2


1. In another pot, heat 2 tab oil.

2. Add 1 large sliced onion, stir fry until onion is soft

3. Add 1 medium sliced green and red pepper and stir fry for 2mins.

4. Add to the steak.


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Q: Dear Kareema, it’s holiday time again and we’re off for a little R & R. Any suggestions on keeping fit while away?

A: Whereever you’re going, plan to get lost. Aim to run / walk at least three times a week for 30 – 60 mins on each outing, turning your run into a sight-seeing expedition (going without a map).  


Make your way to a monument or landmark that you can see in a distance and then try to get back to where you started. Not only is this a great challenge for your body but it will keep your  mind healthy as well.


Another alternative is to find a gym close by and try some new classes that you would not normally do when you’re home to ‘shock’ and further challenge your muscles.


Don’t  forget to fit some quiet time in there somewhere as well.








My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


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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.


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Jallalluddin,  Habibullah, Rasshidun and Mula Nasruddin were sitting on a bench at brisbane's Mater Hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies.

A nurse comes over and says to Jallalludin, "Congratulations! Your wife had 1 baby."

Jallalludin says, "What a coincidence! I live in One Mile in Ipswich"

The nurse goes away.

Then the nurse comes back and says to Habibullah, "Congratulations! Your wife had twins!"

Habibullah says, "What a coincidence! I live in Twin Waters in the Sunshine Coast!"

The nurse goes away.

The nurse comes back and says to Rasshidun, "Congratulations! Your wife had triplets!"

Rasshidun says, "What a coincidence! I live in Three Rivers near Mt Isa!"

The nurse goes away.

The nurse comes back and sees Mula Nasruddin alone on the bench crying.

She asks, "Why are you crying?"

Mula Nasruddin replies, "I live in Eight Mile Plains!!"


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O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well acquainted with all that you do.      

Surah An-Nisaa 4:135


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26 October




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The Heart of the Ihya: Prophetic Character

The Salaam Institute presents an inspiring weekly course.

A 10-session weekly Seekers Circle Globally Accessible Program with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Imam Afroz Ali.

This SeekersCircle will cover the Book 20 of Imam al-Ghazzali’s Ihya ‘Ulum ud-Deen, known as the Heart of the Ihya.

WHEN: Every Friday beginning on 18 May 2012 for 10 weeks.
TIME: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
VENUE: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood

Males and Females welcome. Refreshments provided.


More information


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Free Monthly Tafseer Class

Telecast Live from Sydney

The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012, then every second Saturday of each month
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Venue: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood
Light refreshments provided.

For more information about the course click here


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Tafseer lessons (half an hour)
Mondays and Wednesdays every week after Isha salah at Bald Hills Masjid,


All are welcome


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Tafseer and Taalim for Ladies only - Every Tuesday @ Kuraby Mosque  11am to 12.30pm – Contact Apa Layla on 0405 968 665

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


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


VENUE: Metropolitan South Regional Office, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 17 October 2012


Commencing at 5.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)



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