Sunday, 30 September 2012

 Newsletter 0412





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The Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) held its inaugural community service awards function last night (Saturday) at the Islamic College of Brisbane (Karawatha) at which 7 nominees were recognized "for their long and dedicated service to the Muslim Community of Queensland" from a large number of submitted nominees.

Amongst the selection criteria for the awards were that the nominees would have contributed to the upliftment of the Muslim community of Queensland across ethnic and cultural divides and that they would have served the community as volunteers for ten years or more.


It was also an occasion to farewell the Queensland Police Commissioner, Bob Atkinson, who retires in a few months.


Mr Mohammed Yusuf, president of ICQ, delivered the welcome address and Mr Mohammed Farouk ran a tight ship as Master of Ceremonies.


Dr Mohammad Abdalla spoke in praise of the Commissioner and his long-standing cordial relationship with the Muslim community.


Rahman, Sultana, Nizam and Sultan Deen presented the Police Commissioner with a replica of the Taj Mahal on behalf of the Deen family.


Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr Roberto (Robert) Cavallucci delivered the key note address for the night and spoke of the contributions that the Muslim community had been making towards the betterment of Queensland.


Former state member for Stretton, Stephen Robertson and former federal member for Moreton, Gary Hardgrave, were also recognized by the ICQ for their contributions to the Muslim community.


The delicious curry and rice rounded off a pleasant night out.


(left to right) Dr Mustafa Ally, Imam Abdul Aziz, Mr Amar Ali Khan, Mr Hussin Goss, Mr Fakier Batieh, Mr Roberto Cavallucci (Assistant Minister), Mr Mohammed Yusuf (ICQ) and Prof.Shahjahan Khan (7th recipient Imam Abdul Razak missing from photo)

Photos taken by Orhan Camkara

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(left to right) Dr Ashraf Jeddar (FIMA Treasurer), Dr Yunus Solwa, Dr Tanveer Zubairi (FIMA Secretary), Dr Parvez Malik (FIMA President), Dr Anwar Seedat, Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan (IMAQ President) at the Conference dinner.

Members of the Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ) recently attended the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) Council meeting and IMA Malaysia (IMAM) Clinical Conference in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

The theme of the conference was “Health in the Muslim World … Meeting the Millenium Development Goals.”

Representing IMAQ were Drs Mohammed Iqbal Sultan (President), Anwar Seedat, Anayatullah Khokhar and Yunus Solwa.

FIMA as an organisation was established over 30 years ago and now has 42 IMA member countries around the world. Along with its IMA members FIMA has been involved in several volunteer projects as well as relief aid in the third world countries.

Some of these projects include:

FIMA Save Vision – established in 2005, teams of volunteer ophthalmologists have conducted 415 camps in 15 countries, examined 887 781 patients and performed 86678 cataract surgeries. At a minimal cost of $100 in the poorest countries, this equates to over $8.6m spent. The teams also train local surgeons to perform these operations.


FIMA Save Smile – This project is now running for the past 3 years to correct cleft lip and palate defects, and over the previous 12 months 158 surgeries have been performed in Sudan alone

FIMA Save Dignity – to repair Vesico-vaginal fistulas. Over the past year 71 VVF repairs have been done by the FIMA surgical team, in Darfur, Mogadishu and Afghanistan.

Also at the conference was the launch of the first app for the management of the Muslim patient. This was a joint project between FIMA and Elsevier Singapore. The app is available at the App store for the iPad only.



IMAQ now has in excess of 200 members across Queensland. Membership is open to all medical, dental and allied healthcare professionals and students in these disciplines.

To become an IMAQ member or find out more about the organisation visit www.imaq.org.au.


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The University of Western Sydney conferred the award of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) on Hazem El Masri, the NRL's highest-ever point scorer


This award is in recognition of his distinguished service to the communities of Western Sydney, and as a role model and leader in the Arabic and Muslim communities.

The award also acknowledged El Masri as a positive reflection and embodiment of many of the values of the game of rugby league and as a well respected rugby league identity in the community.


El Masri grew up in war-torn Lebanon and came to Australia with his family when he was 12.

He spent 14 years playing first-grade football for the Canterbury Bulldogs, where he amassed a record-breaking 2418 points.

He also represented NSW, Australia, and captained Lebanon before his retirement in 2009.

UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid said few people in the community embodied the same inspiring values as El Masri.

"Through his actions both on and off the field, Hazem has exhibited a rare, modest dignity that has earned him the respect of all Australians," Prof Reid said in a statement

Australian Rugby League Commission interim boss Shane Mattiske said El Masri was one of the game's most outstanding players, both on and off the field.

"Hazem's ability to build bridges within the community and inspire people regardless of their religion or race is one of his greatest attributes," Mr Mattiske said.

El Masri also delivered an address at the UWS's spring graduation ceremony on Tuesday night.


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By Dr. Mohammad Abdalla


The justification of the use of any means to reach a certain end has become common among many contemporary Islamic movements, particularly the use of violence against others - despite the fact that doing so contravenes both the text and the spirit of Islam.

The violent demonstrations witnessed in Sydney and other parts of the world over the film Innocence of Muslims has drawn my attention to a number of important issues.

Let me begin with the film itself: a low budget film that is bigoted, derogatory, shamefully insulting and, more importantly, loaded with factual errors. The film has rightfully been condemned in the strongest terms by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The tragedy is that its maker, along with those who support it, has cunningly succeeded in misusing a noble idea - freedom of speech - to defame a noble Prophet and incite hatred and violence among a vulnerable Muslim community. Given that freedom of speech is not absolute, it would seem reasonable to expect some restraint on any material that is defamatory and incites hatred.

And that brings me to the violent reaction to the film by some Muslims: this minority group may justify their violent actions based on some religious pretext. It is not the first time that Prophet Muhammad has been abused or insulted. During his lifetime he was called a madman, a magician and a liar, and his wife Aisha was slandered and accused of adultery.


He was pelted with stones and strangled while praying, and his daughter Zaynab was fatally

Any approach to teaching Islam that does not concentrate on ethics and spirituality will inevitably lead to a fundamental corruption of belief and application - the result of which is parading right in front of our eyes.

stabbed with a spear. But not once did he respond to these events violently. In fact, his wife said that the Prophet never avenged anything that was done against him personally.


So, none of these protesters can cite an example of violent reaction as proof from the life of their role model - the Prophet Muhammad.

Of course, the right to object to and indeed peacefully protest against the film is afforded to them within our democracy. And as long as the protesters conduct themselves with civility and behave in accord with the rule of law, we should defend their right to do so. But we must reject the violent behaviour, and equally the abhorrent placards proudly displayed on the day, because they an insult to all rational people, Muslim or not.



ABC Religion & Ethics


Dr. Mohammad Abdalla is the Founding Director of the Griffith Islamic Research Unit, Brisbane, and Director of the Queensland node of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies.


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As the anti- Islam film gains notoriety across the world a documentary touring Australia is showing the positive image of Islam through sport.


Fordson shows that bringing people together in an atmosphere of both rivalry and respect can have positive results.




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The following members were elected at the Council of Imams QLD AGM special meeting on the 22 September 2012 in Brisbane:


President: Imam Yusuf Peer
Vice President: Imam Akram Buksh
Secretary: Imam Imraan Husain
Assistant Secretary: Br Ismail Mohamed
Treasurer: Imam Aslam Hussain
Assistant Treasurer: Shk Hamid Goran


Other Imam members are:

Imam Ahmed Abu Ghazala, Imam Ikraam Buksh, Imam Junaid Akbar, Imam Khan Shazad, Imam Mabrouk Houadchia, Imam Mohamed Aslam, Imam Mohammed Nawaaz, Imam Dr Muhammad Abdalla, Imam Sifet Omerovic, Imam Yusuf K Kandi, Imam Syed Tariq, Imam Uzair Akbar, Imam Mohamed Azhari, Imam Mohammed Tauab, Imam Riaz Seedat, Imam Abshir, Imam Abdul Basit, Imam Fida-ur-Rehman, Imam Chamsuddin, Imam Mohammed Ihsan.


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"Everyone has told me that Dr Khan is a great GP and is a real keeper, and I agree with them".


Read why Ms Bernadette Du Rietz had this to say of her new found hero.


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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.

Each week, CCN publishes a personality selected from the list:


No. 40

Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin
Chairman of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia


Country: Indonesia
Born: 31 Aug 1958 (age 53)
Source of Influence: Scholarly, Administrative, Development
Influence: Over 35 million members in the Muhammadiyah organization,
including thousands of institutes
underneath it
School of Thought: Modernist Sunni

As chairman of the largest modernist Islamic organization  in Indonesia, as well as a leader of  the  Indonesian Ulema Council, Din Syamsuddin influences  the Muslim World on various fronts. He was re-elected as the chairman for another five  years in July 2010.


Social Welfare

Established in  1912, the Muhammadiyah is one of the oldest and largest Muslim organizations in the world.  Syamsuddin is involved with the educational, health, and  social welfare efforts of the organization which includes  14,000 schools, 172 universities and institutes of higher  learning, 485 clinics and hospitals, 600 orphanages, 300  microfinance institutes and numerous other  projects across the Indonesia.


Interfaith Dialogue Leadership

Syamsuddin is also very active in  interfaith and intercultural dialogue, serving as  President of the Asian Conference  of Religions for Peace (ACRP), Co-President of  WCRP, and Chairman  of the World Peace Forum.


Conflict  Resolution

The Muhammadiyah is active in conflict resolution such  as in the South of Thailand and  Mindanao. It is a member of the International  Contact Group (ICG) for peace  talks between the government of the Philippines and the  Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).


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Dear CCN Editor

Please be advised that I have recently moved on to a Prestigious Infrastructure Construction Projects to facilitate Hajj Pilgrims and Local Residents of Jeddah.

After my time in Perth,  I got a contract to provide services for an International Consultancy Firm.

I moved to Jeddah just prior to Ramadan and I can be of assistance to your readers who visit here for Hajj. Inshallah I can at least help with any information in Jeddah.


Zakir Ali

+ 966 561 222 702
Contracts Engineer - Civil
email: zakir2010@gmail.com


Saudi king inaugurates largest expansion of Prophet’s Mosque in Medina  



SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah arrived in the holy Saudi city of Medina on Monday to “lay the foundation stone for the expansion of the Prophet's mosque,” one of Islam's three oldest mosques in the world.

The 88-year-old monarch had ordered a major expansion of the Prophet's Mosque earlier this year.

The first phase of the project plans to accommodate more than 800,000 worshippers, according to an official Saudi statement in June, adding that the second and third phases will accommodate a further 800,000 worshippers.

Islamic tourism continues to grow rapidly in the kingdom, with tourism accounting for about 3.1 percent of the kingdom's gross domestic product and for about 7.2 percent in the kingdom's non-oil sector last year, according to a report by the Saudi Commission.

Saudi Arabia had also announced earlier this year its ongoing SR80 billion ($21.33 billion) expansion of Makkah's Grand Mosque will eventually allow the Islamic holy site to accommodate 1.5 million worshippers.


Source: Al Arabiya News

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Imran's Big Test 


PAKISTAN: As a cricketing legend, Imran Khan wowed millions around the world. Now he’s facing his biggest test yet as he runs for Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Karim Shah spends two weeks on the road with Khan as he travels to political rallies across the country.

His report gives a fascinating insight into Imran Khan’s rising popularity and his self-proclaimed mission to eradicate corruption in politics.

But in a country with such a turbulent political past, the possibility of a terrorist attack putting an end to it all is never far away… just as it did with Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

Is he a sportsman playing at politics, as some dismiss him? Or has Pakistan’s political old guard finally met its match?



Source:  Aljazeera


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Poll finds partisan differences on attitudes towards Muslims   


UK: The Guardian has reported on the results of a poll carried out by polling agency YouGov on voter perceptions of conflict and coexistence between ‘the West and the Muslim world’. The survey also questioned respondents about the anti-Islam film made in the US, ‘Innocence of Muslims’. According to the poll, ‘an overwhelming majority of Republican voters in the United States regard the west and Islam as being embroiled in "a fundamental conflict which only one side can win".

The YouGov poll results are summarised below:

West-Muslim conflict or coexistence


The poll appears to indicate slightly higher levels of hostility to Islam in the UK than in the US with 43% of Britons agreeing with the statement - ‘There is a fundamental conflict [between the West and the Muslim world]; in the end one or other must prevail’, compared to 39% of Americans. Similarly, 41% of British respondents agreed that ‘It is possible for the West and Muslim world to co-exist in peace’ compared with 47% of Americans.

Opinions on West-Muslim world coexistence are divided along partisan lines both in the US and the UK. In the US, 64% of Republicans perceive a fundamental conflict between the West and the Muslim world, whilst a slightly higher percentage of Democrats, 68%, express the opposite view that the West and the Muslim world can coexist in peace.

Partisan divisions are less manifest in the UK. 40% of Conservatives, 48% of Labour voters and 58% of Lib Dems agree that the West and the Muslim world can coexist. On the other end of the scale, 49% of Conservatives, 39% of Labour voters and 26% of Lib Dems believe that there is a fundamental conflict between the West and the Muslim world.

Muslim support for anti-American violence

A higher percentage of Britons (55%) than Americans (53%) believe that the violence ensuing from the anti-Islam cartoon saga was supported by a minority rather than a majority of Muslims.

Again, opinion in both the UK and the US is divided along partisan lines. 59% of Republicans agreed that the attacks had the support of the majority of Muslims compared to 18% of Democrats. 69% of Democrats and 34% of Republicans took the opposite view that the violence was supported by a minority of Muslims.

Similarly, in the UK a left-right divide is apparent with 41% of Conservatives, 34% of Labour and 23% of Lib Dems perceiving the violent protests to have majority Muslim support and 55% of Conservatives, 57% of Labour and 70% of Lib Dem supporters holding the opposite view.


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




The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


                                                           Dr Seuss



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

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


Using the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

The CCN Readers' Book Club


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KB says: A kind lady from Burma gave me a loan of this recipe.


Khowse – traditional Burmese style


1. Cut half a chicken into pieces (you can use 1 piece of chicken breast too, chopped into Medium sized cubes or as desired)

2. Marinate the chicken with roughly 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon garlic, half a teaspoon of ginger, add a sprinkle of paprika, one teaspoon chillies and pinch of turmeric.

3. Braise 2 small onions (do not allow them to brown completely)

4. Add the chicken and cook until chicken is tender.


5. Make a paste with 2 tablespoons of chana flour and some water.

6. Add roughly 2 cups of water and salt and allow to boil

7.Add 1 tin of coconut cream or milk and continue to boil

8. Add the cooked chicken.
Boil spaghetti separately, drain and keep warm.

Pour the hot khowse soup in bowls, add the spaghetti and top with the following accompaniments:

chopped spring onions, fresh coriander, boiled eggs, samoosa pur, ( or spring roll pastry cut into strips) crushed chillies, fried slivers of garlic and fried onions


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.


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Ask Esat: What should I be growing now!


Spring is well and truly here and now is the time to think about summer crops.


Avid gardeners should have a good idea of what to plant and start preparing promptly for the season ahead.



Tomato seedlings should be in the ground now or by the very latest by the first week of October to ensure a harvest before the heat sets in. If you cannot plant immediately, it will be better to wait till February after the heatwave. Best heirloom varieties for Brisbane are:


*Bragger (salad)

*Giant Polish Paste (curries and pastes)

*Beefsteak (burgers and slices)

*Roma(low acid)


The quicker you can get your chillies in the ground the better. Apply a generous layer of straw or sugarcane mulch to protect against early morning frosts. Perennial type chillies or those with cold resistance are best. Best varieties are:


Pusa Jwala India (curries)

Birds Eye (sauces and barbecues)

Japanese aromatic (stuffing)

Other Vegies

*Coriander-plant immediately or wait till March.

*White maize-plant anytime until January.

*Peanuts-plant anytime until January.

*Dodhi and Gilora-plant now for better quality or February,

*Spinach-now for best quality.

*Radish-anytime but best quality now.

*Drumstick-Best time to fertilize and propagate.

*Methi-best quality now or wait till February



Vegetable Garden for the World


Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat


Organic and heirloom gardening





Need an answer to a gardening related matter?


Send your question to our Runcorn gardening guru

Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat at  maesat@bigpond.com.


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


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Q: Dear Kareema, what can I do for better posture as I’m stuck at my desk most days and can really feel it by the end of the week?

A: Core training is the new black! For better posture, a flatter stomach and less back pain.


Try core training as it’s proven its effectiveness at reducing back pain, building a better looking stomach and improving posture.

Think of the core as a strong brace that wraps itself around your trunk helping to provide better posture and safer mobility.


Exercises such as sit-ups, hovers, yoga etc. will help with core strengthening.


If it’s possible, try using a gym ball to sit on at work and remember to take regular breaks.

The aim of core training, like any other muscle group, is to improve core strength, which in turn will improve posture.







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.


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Jallaluddin and his wife, Longbayaan, quarrelled and had a fight.


After the fight, Longbayaan went into the bedroom.


A few minutes later, Jallaluddin also trooped into the bedroom only to find Longbayaan busy packing her clothing in the suitcase.

He asked "You are packing! Where are you going??"

She answered…" To my mother!"

Jallaluddin paused for a while and also got his big brown pure leather suitcase and started packing his clothes.

Longbayaan angrily stared at him and said "You are packing! Where are you going?"
He replied " Oh ya! I am going to my mother!"

Longbayaan… "To your mother! And what about the children! Who is going to look after them?"

Jallaluddin…"You are going to your mother! Fine - I am also going to my mother.
The children also should go to their mother"


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Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.   



Surah Al-Baqarah 2:256


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 As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

Free Monthly Tafseer Class

Telecast Live from Sydney

The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani

Date: 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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Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday 11am - 12.30pm


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The weekly program schedule is as follows:
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The above lessons will commence after Isha salah and will go for approximately 1/2 an hour each day.

All brothers and sisters are welcome.


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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Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au



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      www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)
Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter

Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

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)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

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