Sunday, 2 December 2012

 Newsletter 0421




Members of the Queensland Multicultural Roundtable

Associate Professor Mohamad Abdalla
Ms Leila Abukar
Sergeant Jim (Dimitrios) Bellos
Mr Luca Fu
The Honourable Gary Hardgrave
Mr Faisal Hatia
Ms Ameera Karimshah
Mr Peter Low OAM
Ms Sharon Orapeleng
Ms Jo Pratt
Mrs Raynuha Sinnathamby
Mr Nick Xynias AO BEM

Queensland has a new multicultural advisory group to drive a more contemporary approach to promoting multiculturalism across the state.

The Queensland Multicultural Roundtable will also oversee the delivery of more relevant festivities and activities to celebrate the state’s cultural diversity.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes said the Roundtable will be chaired by the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robert Cavallucci.

“Members of the Roundtable are key ethnic, business and community leaders who have the necessary respect and authority to secure high level co-operation from groups across the multicultural spectrum,” Mr Elmes said.

“Queensland has a richly diverse ethnic composition, and I want to be sure that diversity is recognised and celebrated in appropriate ways right across the state.

“The Newman Government is committed to supporting the development of strong multicultural communities in all areas of Queensland.

“We want to promote and celebrate Queensland’s diverse cultural heritage and provide opportunities for Queenslanders from all backgrounds to come together and experience different cultural activities and events.

“By drawing on the expertise and capacity of key community leaders, the Roundtable will work with partners, including with the private sector, to inform and connect multicultural communities and oversee funding for major multicultural events in Queensland.”

Mr Cavallucci said he was looking forward to leading the group which will oversee the delivery of multicultural events including the expanded Italian and Lunar New Year weeks and the new Queensland Multicultural Week.

“We will be working to identify opportunities for innovative statewide events that showcase the social and economic benefits of cultural diversity in Queensland,” Mr Cavallucci said.

“I’m expecting the Roundtable will be able to develop partnerships with the private sector to leverage funding for major multicultural events.

“I also want the group to facilitate participation by all relevant communities in the development of multicultural events and other activities, and to take a lead in promoting better access by diverse communities to government services.”

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Brisbane is playing host to two leading international scholars this week.


The first, Shaykh Taha Karaan (pictured left), is a specialist in Islamic Law with years of experience and a wealth of qualifications. Shaykh Karaan is born in Cape Town, South Africa to a family renowned in both its maternal and paternal lineage for Islamic scholarship.

After finishing four years of the ‘alim (religious scholar) course in two years, he journeyed to the Indian sub-continent graduating from there in 1991 with the highest of distinctions in a class of over 700 students.


He then travelled to the Middle East and completed his studies at the Higher Institute for Islamic Studies in Cairo, Egypt. Shaykh Taha is the recipient of numerous chains of transmission (ijazaat) from well-respected scholars in India, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, among.


Currently, Shaykh Taha is a member of the Ifta’ (legal Verdict) Department of the MJC, and sits as an executive member of the Muslim Personal Law Board and on the Islamic Advisory Board of ABSA, one of South Africa’s national banks.


The second, Dato’ Sri Professor Zaleha Kamaruddin (pictured right), is a lady of repute and the current Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).


A specialist in Shariah and the Common Law, Prof Kamaruddin is listed in “Who’s who” in law and religion by the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) based in Milan, Italy. In 2009, she became a guest of Lord Daniel Brennan,


Chair of the APPG on Legal and Constitutional Aairs, and was invited to co-present a paper at the House of Lords, England with commentaries by Prof Stephen B. Young, former Vice-Dean of Harvard Law School.


Professor Kamaruddin has published seventeen books and presented more than 200 papers for local and international conferences.


Shaykh Karaan and Prof Kamaruddin will present in the Shariah Law Symposium on Wednesday 5th December at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre and will deliver a dinner speech on the topic of ‘Living Islam Today’ at Michael’s Restaurant on Thursday, 6th December (for details go to www.myrevival.com.au).


Limited Seats


To Register go to www.myrevival.com.au

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An interfaith group of approximately 30 comprising Muslims, Jews, Christians, people of other faiths and no faith gathered on Saturday (yesterday) morning to hand out 1000 carnations to the public as a gesture of mourning for all civilians killed on both sides in the latest Gaza/Israel conflict.


Attached with each flower was a card with the names of victims, including short biographical information about the Palestinian and Israeli men, women and children who have died in the conflict (25% are children). Also attached was a short fact sheet about the context of the conflict.

The organisers, a grassroots group called In Solidarity With Humanity, hope this peaceful event will help people remember the humanity of the otherwise de-humanized victims.

Mohamad Alshurafa, a Muslim human rights advocate of Palestinian heritage, and Nicole Erlich, a Jewish Australian peace campaigner, were pleased to be able to come together with others ‘in solidarity with humanity’.

Mr. Alshurafa said the giving of carnations is a beautiful and honourable way to commemorate the innocent victims of the conflict and recognize the many similarities between the people involved, rather than focusing on the differences.

“I have always believed that we’re all part of the human family and this interfaith event is representative of that and reflects that,” he said.

Dr Erlich hopes this action will also encourage people to critically consider and reflect upon the reasons for this conflict and believes the communities need to work together in order for there to be peace.

“I think that particularly people from the Jewish community tend to stay within their communities, and a lot of them have never met an Arab or a Palestinian or even really know people from other faiths. If we want peace we should start by merely talking to each other,” she said.

As well as the flowers telling a short biography of four of the civilian casualties, a full list of the names and some insight to the stories of all the deceased will be published on the website of a supporting organization, www.amarah.org/gaza2012.

"It's a flower for love and peace to commemorate all the victims in the Gaza conflict," a spokesman for the organizers told CCN. "Let's remember them regardless of whether they were Christian, Muslim or Jew."

Each flower had attached to the stem a card depicting the increasingly diminishing Palestinian lands, and, on the other side of the card, a story behind some of the victims of the conflict.

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Baby Mohammed was born to Imran and Naazneen Omar of Kuraby on 23 November.


Mohammed joins his three sisters to make Yoonus and Kathija Omar grandparents for the sixth time.

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With your help Muslim Aid Australia has been able to deliver Food Packs, First Aid Kits and Medical Supplies.


Your donations make a real difference.


Thank your for your ongoing support. www.muslimaid.org.au 1800100 786



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The 7th annual Australian Muslim Achievement Awards was held on Sunday 25th November at Docklands, Melbourne to recognise 16 individuals and organisations for their efforts in the community.

Amongst the 15 award categories announced at the ceremony were the ‘AMAA Woman of the Year’, awarded to Amina Elshafei and the ‘AMAA Man of the Year’ awarded to Waleed Aly.

The ‘Australian Muslim Lifetime Achiever Award’ was awarded to community leader Mohammed Hassan OAM.


The People’s Choice Award was awarded to Kamal Saleh who also won the AMAA Creative Artist of the Year Award.

the Powerhouse Museum's Faith Fashion Fusion (FFF) Exhibition - a celebration of Muslim women's dress – from headscarf to hairdo – and how women are expressing themselves through fashion, without compromising their modesty.


The full list of:

Media Outlet of the Year Award: Muslimvillage.com
Business of the Year Award: Pharmacy 4 Less
Event of the Year Award: Faith, Fashion, Fusion (Powerhouse Museum)
Best New Community Initiative Award: Silence is Betrayal
Community Organisation of the Year Award: Islamic Council of Victoria
Creative Artist of Year Award: Kamal Saleh
The Abyssinian Award: John Cornwall
Sportsperson of the Year Award: Assmaah Helal
People’s Choice Award: Kamal Saleh
Youth of the Year Award: Abdi Malik Osman
Role Model of the Year Award: Mehmet Ozalp
Volunteer of the Year Award: Mazen Fahmi
Profession of the Year Award: Talal Yassine
Man of the Year Award: Waleed Aly
Woman of the Year Award: Amina Elshafei
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mohamed Hassan


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UK: A new guide launched over the weekend by the Christian Muslim Forum (CMF), dealing with interfaith marriages between members of the two faith groups.

When two faiths meet’ (available here), emphasises the need for tolerance and acceptance of mixed-faith marriages”. Those supporting it include imams from the more orthodox Islamic schools of thought and evangelical Christians” The guide is designed for faith leaders who work pastorally with mixed faith couples and their families.

Those who have signed up to the document include the Leicester-based imam, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra; the associate Bishop of Southwark Catholic Archdiocese, the Right Rev Paul Hendricks; and Amra Bone, member of a Birmingham based shari’ah council.

Mixed-faith couples sometimes face difficult situations such as hostility and resistance from family members and the wider society, as well as pressure on spouses to convert to their partner’s faith.

The CMF guidelines contain a number of recommendations including the need for non-judgmental support; rejecting forced conversions; and prioritising the welfare of children.

Speaking to the Independent, Sheikh Mogra said that faith leaders and communities need to be prepared for what is an increasing phenomenon:

"Christian and Muslim couples often face very challenging scenarios where there is not enough tolerance or the right pastoral care and that can lead to a very damaging and negative experience for them."

"It's clearly already an issue and something that will become more and more common."

He added that, "It makes sense for pastors and imams to be ready for such situations rather than be left without help of guidelines when they get approached by couples seeking their advice."

Adapted from: Engage and The Independent

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Dear CCN Editor


I am looking for the full list of Halal Requirements so that I can make our establishment which is a hospital catering specifically for children Halal Certified.

Kindly help me.

Food Safety Team Leader
Gertrude’s Children Hospital
P.O. Box 42325,00100
Nairobi Kenya
Tel: 020- 7206224
Mobile: 0727-690467


[Editor] We have supplied the writer with the Crescents of Brisbane's Good Caterers' Halal Guide.


If readers can help with any other resources, please email them to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will forward them on.

Dear Editor


I was searching on the Internet for some old Muslims in Brisbane was wonder if you (or your readers) have come across the following names:

Ally Bahadur Khan (I think the actual name is Ali Bahadur Khan or written as A. B. Khan on his grave) and his son Ayoub Ally Bahadur Khan, residing at Logan Road, Holland Park in the late 1920s and 1930s. Ally Bahadur Khan died in 1955 and his grave is in the Mt. Gravatt Cemetery. They had a mattress factory at Galway street, Greenslopes.

Can I find any information about them or do they have any descendants till date? Can you please guide me where to start looking for?

Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

Malik Imran

[Editor] While the Queensland Muslim Historical Society is conducting its research into this, iIf any readers can help please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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. 49

H.E. Dr Abd al Aziz bin ‘Uthman Altwaijiri
Secretary General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


Country: Saudi Arabia

Born: 3 April 1950 (age 61)
Source of Influence: Development, Administrative
Influence: Head of largestIslamic educational organization
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni

His Excellency Dr Abd al Aziz bin ‘Uthman Altwaijiri has exercised his influence by promoting educational development for OIC member states.


Educational Influence

Through his  leadership with ISESCO, Altwaijiri has engaged  in work with  Muslim institutions in Europe, Asia  and Latin America. He has  established the Supreme  Council of Education, Science and  Culture, an alliance  designated for work outside of the Islamic  World.


Voice of Diplomacy

Altwaijiri, as a spokesman for  ISESCO, has categorically  condemned acts of terrorism from  the bomb blasts on a  mosque in South East Iran to suicide  attacks in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province in 2009. On  US President  Obama’s inaugural visit to the Middle East, Altwaijiri  expressed his willingness to develop positive relations  between the US and the Muslim World toward tolerance and the cause of justice. 


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International halal beauty market blooms

Sales of beauty and personal care products bearing halal-certification are now worth more than £3.1bn internationally, as Muslim consumers seek more integrity in their beauty regimes.

According to a report by the Organic Monitor, more than 57 certification agencies globally are now authorised to label a product ‘halal-certified’.

While the highest adoption rates are in Muslim countries, the trend for certification is also seeing growth across Europe and North America.

Commonly used animal-derived ingredients such as gelatine and collagen have caused concern, with many consumers from all backgrounds perceiving halal-certified products as more ethical.

Multinational companies Colgate-Palmolive and Avon, as well as global ingredients businesses BASF and CP Kelco, are developing products certified for Muslim markets.

Accounting for around 20% of the global population, Muslim consumer groups are recognised as some of the fastest growing in the world.

Source: Professional Beauty

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Baroness Flather - Muslims "all on benefits and all vote Labour"        


LONDON: The Sun reports on reaction to the comments by Crossbench peer, Baroness Shreela Flather, who weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Conservative Party’s newly appointed campaign chief, Lynton Crosby, saying “I don’t condone swearing, but Lynton is right to say it is pointless for the Conservatives to chase Muslim votes. They are all on benefits and all vote Labour.” 


It was recently alleged that Crosby, who headed both of Boris Johnson’s Mayoral election campaigns in 2005 and 2010, used the phraseF****** Muslims” whilst working for Johnson and advised the incumbent mayor to not bother ‘chasing the Muslim vote’.




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

Ethica, the Islamic finance industry’s leading certification institute, in an unprecedented move for the industry has launched a comprehensive online guidebook on Islamic Finance. The 700 page e-book entitled “Ethica’s Handbook of Islamic Finance (2013 Edition)” is a tome of practical, usable information that is the result of extensive of experience in applying the lofty standards of the Shariah in global financial markets. It seems poised to become the desktop reference for Islamic finance professionals.


The work contains sample Islamic finance contracts, over 1,000 Q&As approved by leading scholars in the field, the entire “Meezan Bank Guide to Islamic Banking,” and study notes to Ethica’s award-winning Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE) program, among other invaluable resources. It is currently available as a free download (see link below).


Unique Emphasis

Yet its publisher contends that what really make it unique is an emphasis on entrepreneurship. Details like sample contracts, product descriptions, and recommended reading lists target the newcomer who may not necessarily be interested in lining up for a job at a big bank. His horizons may extend to the entrepreneurial side of Islamic finance, which continues to be top-heavy with large banks dominating the headlines and smaller companies and start-ups largely absent from the industry.


An Ethica spokesperson said in a press release earlier this month, “We wanted to create a handbook that empowers professionals with a usable, practical reference that goes beyond standard academic theory.”


To find out more about Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance: http://www.EthicaInstitute.com

Ethica’s “Handbook of Islamic Finance (2013)” is available free of charge: http://www.EthicaInstitute.com/ebook.aspx.

Source: MuslimVillage.com


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: To this basic recipe I sometimes have used Carnation light and creamy evaporated milk. A friend has also suggested adding frozen mixed vegetables. If you can't finish it all in one sitting you can freeze it for later use.


Easy Tuna Bake


½ cup of milk
2 eggs
60g butter
175g tin tuna (drained)
1 cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1tsp ground garlic
2 tsp chopped coriander
1 tsp ground green chillies
½ tsp crushed cumin
1 small grated onion with water squeezed out
½ cup of grated cheese

1. Beat eggs, milk and melted butter
2. Add all remaining ingredients and mix.
3. Pour into greased casserole and bake at 180 degrees c for 25 min.

Serve warm with a green salad.


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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Stretching is a very important part of an exercise regimen as it helps lengthen the muscles, warms them up for training and assists with post-workout recovery.

It also helps the cardiovascular system return to it’s resting state.


By slowing your pace and stretching, blood will flow back to the heart and not pool in the
exercised muscles.

Stretching helps prevent muscle stiffness and can improve flexibility.


Try adding a Body Balance, Pilates or Yoga class to your workout schedule and feel the difference.







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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Two policemen saw this Mula Nasruddin struggling down the street looking very unwell.


Stopping him they could tell that he was ill and offered to drive him home.


As they drove through the streets, they kept asking him where he lived, he would say, "Your passionate."


They drove a while longer and asked again, again the same response was given as he stroked the officers arm and he said, "Your passionate."


The officers got a little upset so they stopped the car and said to Mula Nasruddin, "Look, we have driven around this city for two hours and you still didn’t tell us where you live!"


Mula Nasruddin replied, "I keep trying to tell you: YOU PASSIN IT 


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It is He Who has made the earth manageable for you, so you traverse through its tracts and enjoy of the Sustenance which He furnishes: but unto Him is the Resurrection.

Surah Al-Mulk 67:15


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Three things in life that, once gone, never come back:

Time, Words and Opportunity



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Events and Functions

Shariah Law Symposium 5 December Shariah Law Symposium 5 December AMYN Summer Camp 3-7 January Desert Rose Dinner Night 12 January


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3-6 December

Mon - Thurs

Shaykh Taha Kiraan


Various Brisbane Venues

0407 710 613


5 December


Shariah Law Symposium

Revival & NCEIS

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

0415 921 978

8.30am to 4.30pm


3-7 January

Thurs to  Mon

Summer Camp


Apex Camp, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast

0423 641 431

All day

12 January


Desert Rose Dinner Night


Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0420 771 569


5 May 2013


International Food Festival 2013

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

6 June 2013



Lailatul Mehraj

9 June 2013


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB)

0402 794 253

All day

24 June 2013



Lailatul Bhahraat

11 July 2013


Start of Ramadhan

5 August 2013



Lailatul Qadr

8 August 2013



End of Ramadhan

9 August 2013




17 August 2013


Eidfest 2013

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

1 Sept 2013


CresWalk 2013


Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


16 October 2013




 TBA 2013


Aashooraa Day


NB: The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib.

Therefore, except for lailatul mehraj, lailatul baraat and lailatul qadr – these dates

refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.


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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


Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


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


Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


The weekly program schedule is as follows:
Mondays = Tafseer
Tuesdays = Seerah
Wednesdays = Tafseer

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 5 December 2012


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



For more information and RSVP:

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



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Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

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Carers Queensland

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

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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

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Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

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Gold Coast Mosque

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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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