Sunday, 30 December 2012

 Newsletter 0425




.....a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us .....



The Bangladesh Statistical Association (BSA) recently recognised the world-class scientific contributions and global professional leadership of Australia-based Bangladeshi scientist Dr Shahjahan Khan by awarding him the prestigious Q M Hossain Gold Medal.

Dr Khan (pictured third from the left) is the founding professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Computing, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith presented the gold medal to Professor Khan in an international statistics conference organised by the BSA at the Senate Building of the university of Dhaka.

Professor M Nurul Islam, president of BSA and Vice-Chancellor of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University presided over the inaugural session of the conference.

The conference was dedicated to Distinguish Research Professor A K M E Saleh, Carleton University, who initiated the nomination of Professor Shahjahan Khan for the Gold Medal.

The BSA decided on the award in recognition of his outstanding fundamental research in the area of estimation and test with non-sample prior information, predictive inference for Student-t and elliptical models and statistical meta-analysis; supervision and mentorship of young statisticians; effective promotion of statistics and its wide range of applications; world class international professional leadership by leading ISOSS and organising many international conferences; and exceptional professional services through founding and editing international journals and conference proceedings.

Prior to receiving Q M Hossain Gold Medal, Professor Khan received ISESCO-ISOSS Gold Medal in Pakistan (2001) and ISOSS Gold Medal in Malaysia (2007) for his outstanding contributions to statistical research and development of statistics at the international level.

He is the youngest among all the recipients of the above Gold Medals and first to receive from Australia. It may be noted that he is the only Professor of Statistics of Bangladesh origin in Australia. Professor Shahjahan Khan received his PhD (1992) and MSc degrees in Statistics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

He obtained his BSc Honours (1978) and MSc degrees in Statistics from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Currently he is the founding Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Computing, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

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The Algester Mosque Madrassah held its annual Jalsah on Sunday 16 December at the Logan West Community Centre.


Students were awarded certificates and trophies for their achievements during the year.

In addition to the graduation ceremony, the Algester Mosque Hifz Academy announced its first female hafidha, Shafiqaj Ebrahim Mia.


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Halal-certified eateries particularly see rise in business opportunities.


Halal-certified: Malaysian Muslim tourists eat "yakiniku" grilled food using halal meat at the Sumiyakiya Nishiazabu restaurant in Tokyo's Minato Ward

Seeking new opportunities in a global market said to be worth over $600 billion, Japanese food and tourism businesses are turning their eyes to Muslim consumers and starting to offer food and other products and services that follow the Islamic rules of halal.

In a dimly lit Japanese restaurant near Tokyo's Roppongi district, seven Muslim tourists from Malaysia gathered to enjoy "yakiniku" grilled meat that had been specially prepared and served according to Islamic Sharia law.

For those reserving the halal fare at the restaurant in advance, halal beef placed in a separate freezer is served with plates and glasses that are kept in cupboards apart from other dishes to avoid direct and indirect contact with pork and other nonhalal food.

Ahmad Khuzaimi Abdul Rashid, a tourist from Malaysia who visited the Sumiyakiya Nishiazabu eatery, said, "If it were not for these restaurants, I would need to go for vegetarian or Malaysian food" to be certain the food was halal, despite being keen to taste local Japanese cuisine.

Halal means permitted or lawful according to Islamic Law, which forbids consuming flesh of swine and alcoholic drinks as well as charging and paying interest, among other things.

In terms of meat, animals need to be properly slaughtered by following such procedures as severing veins in the neck with a sharp knife to minimize pain and reciting the name of God, or Allah.

Sumiyakiya started offering halal yakiniku in March after obtaining a certificate from a halal consulting firm in Japan. Since then, the shop has been flooded with inquiries and seen the number of Muslim customers rise by 20 percent in about nine months.

"Japanese are keeping their purse strings tight because of economic slowdown. On the other hand, affluent Muslim customers are ready to spend money on meals, but there aren't places for them to eat out. I think there are good business opportunities here," said Roger Diaz, a 44-year-old native of Sri Lanka who heads the restaurant.

According to the U.S. Halal Association, the total global Muslim population is estimated at 1.6 billion, or around 25 percent of the world's population, with the $632 billion halal food market accounting for 16 percent of the global food industry.

The number of visitors to Japan from Indonesia, home to the biggest Muslim population in the world, as well as from Malaysia, where about 60 percent of the population is Muslim, jumped between 2003 and 2010, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.

The JNTO says the number of Muslim travelers to Japan is generally on the rise, although official data on Muslims are not available.

Seeing it as a business opportunity, some Japanese nonprofit organizations as well as private firms have started offering services assisting Japanese businesses to obtain halal accreditation.

Malaysia Halal Corporation Co. based in Tokyo and headed by Akmal Abu Hassan, 42, a Malaysian Muslim, is one of them.

Since its foundation in 2010, the company has issued its own halal certificates for six hotels and eight restaurants in Japan, including Sumiyakiya, by examining whether their food, including seasonings and additives, is prepared in accordance with Islamic law, including the ways in which the ingredients are stored.

Hotels certified by the firm also provide information about "qibla," the direction of Mecca for prayers, as well as restaurants that serve halal food.

Malaysia Halal Corporation, recognized as an internal auditor of halal by Malaysian and Indonesian government-affiliated bodies, conducts unannounced inspections for all the facilities it has issued certificates to once every two or three months to maintain quality.


Without understanding Muslim people's way of life and their beliefs, we cannot gain understanding from them and it could even be dangerous 


Hideshi Matsui

"People in Malaysia are aware (of the charms of) Japan, including its world heritage sites and culture, and are eager to visit here, but is it a place where (Muslim) foreigners can easily visit? No," said Akmal, pointing out complaints from Muslim travelers that they ended up eating at Malaysian restaurants since they were unable to find halal Japanese food.

"Japan should promote itself more aggressively by making its cuisine available for people opting for halal food," he said, adding Japanese businesses can find new opportunities by exporting their food and cosmetics among other halal products to Islamic countries.

Package tours targeting Muslim travelers have also proved popular. Osaka-based travel agency Miyako International Tourist Co. provides tours with Japanese Muslim tour conductors that include daily prayers and halal restaurants.

Hideshi Matsui, a Japanese Muslim and president of the travel company, said single-use cups and plates are used at restaurants during the tours to avoid possible discomfort.

Destinations are also carefully chosen as some tourists expressed disgust after visiting cherry blossom viewing sites where many local people were drinking alcohol, he said.

"Without understanding Muslim people's way of life and their beliefs, we cannot gain understanding from them and it could even be dangerous," said Matsui, adding such tours have received a number of reservations, even though their prices are set higher than average.

Source: The Japan Times Online

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Dear Editor

Recent and previous newsletters were interesting due to diversified news/information from Islamic groups to wedding.

I would like to tell Eliya that if her daughter is near 5 or will start prep in 2013 then she can admit her daughter in Algester Madrasa at Algester Masjid. But they will not consider students under Prep.

One more thing, your published letter to Santa by a Muslim kid, will help me a lot in explaining my daughter to maintain your Muslim identity. She is in prep and asking many questions about Christmas and Santa. It's true we can't isolate our kids but handling their query in a correct manner is necessary to build their base.



Dear Editor

Our Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten is open for 3-5 year olds.

Children can come 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week for whole days or part days if required.

Our phone number is 07 3172 7850. Office hours 8am til 6pm. Opening hours 6am til 6pm. We are open this week inshaAllaah.

JazakAllaah khair, wasalaam


MCB calls for equal gay marriage exemption for mosques  

UK: The Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail have all reported on the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) press release criticising the lack of religious equality in the new gay marriage legislation proposed by the Government. The legislation, which will allow same sex couples to legally marry, contains exemption provisions for the Church of England and Church of Wales, something the MCB argues should be extended to cover other religious groups in the UK.

The MCB Secretary General Farooq Murad said, “We find it incredible that while introducing the bill in the House, culture secretary Maria Miller could keep a straight face when offering exemption for the established Church while in the same breath claiming, ‘fairness to be at the heart of her proposals’.

He added that it was not just the established churches that expressed strong opposition to the legislation, but that “the Muslim Council of Britain along with most other faith groups also made equally strong representation…no one in their right mind should accept such a discriminatory law. It should be amended to give exactly the same exemption to all the religions."

The press release states that the MCB is “seeking an urgent meeting with the Culture Secretary to express the concerns of the Muslim community on the proposed legislation.”



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France's Le Pen battles Islamonazi occupation  

Le Pen lays the blame for France's retreat from its position as "one of the richest countries" on "immigration".



FRANCE: In a recent interview with Al Jazeera in which she expounds on the alleged threat France faces from radical Islam, Marine Le Pen (pictured above) - president of the far-right National Front party and member of the European Parliament - seeks international validation for her anti-immigrant views:

No country in the world... would accept to go through the fast and sizeable immigration of people who, without a doubt, have a different religion and culture.

It would seem, of course, that many places in the world have already gone through this very process - including, for example, certain former French colonial possessions, which were also treated to military invasions, widespread killing, torture and expropriation of resources.

Now the tables have turned, however, prompting right-wing hallucinations of an Islamic empire under construction in Europe.

According to prominent neo-conservative propaganda, the imperialist strategy rests on a number of subtle subversive manoeuvers such as "the demonisation of courageous opponents of Islamic imperialism".

Though Le Pen refrains from referencing the empire, she does hint in her interview at possible additional tactics such as the surreptitious force-feeding of halal meat to non-Muslims:

[Millions of French people eat halal food every day without realising it... [I]t's a problem because it breaks our law on secularism. This is because making people who are not religious consume halal food is contributing, due to this consumption which lacks transparency, to financing a cult... If in a Muslim country[,] Muslims were made to eat consecrated bread, they would scream.

That the majority of the French population has not been screaming about the threat of unwitting ingestion of halal meat was suggested in a March 2012 article in the British Guardian, which reported "surveys showing that [French] voters were less concerned about halal meat than they were about the weather and football".

Undeterred, Le Pen reiterates France's unique torment: "[T]here is no reason to ask the French to accept things that no other people in the world would accept."

When in doubt, bring up the Nazis

As if the halal plot weren't bad enough, Muslims have also engaged in more visible assertions of control over French territory, prompting Le Pen's December 2010 comparison of Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation of France.

In the event that we wanted to defend Le Pen's sensational analogy, we could always argue that she didn't mean it in an overly negative way; after all, her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, penultimate president of the National Front party, described said occupation as "not especially inhumane".

A more relevant Nazi analogy might however recall the handy practice of scapegoating certain religious and ethnic groups in times of national decline and economic hardship.

Le Pen lays the blame for France's retreat from its position as "one of the richest countries in the world" on contemporary administrations and "anarchical immigration in our country which creates the conditions for conflict, for the disintegration of society, which disturbs our indivisibility, our laws, including our law on secularism".

In Le Pen's ideal indivisible nation, "religious personnel can have religious clothing but all the others should not be able to distinguish themselves, as it were, by presenting their religion before presenting themselves as individuals". Following this logic, it would seem that her definition of France as a country where "Christian civilisation" is decisive in "determin[ing] our whole way of life [and] our calendar" might also constitute an example of religious-over-individual presentation. In other words, calendars may need to be banned along with headscarves.

In the latest foretelling of impending Islamic hegemony in France, meanwhile, it was revealed earlier this month that French authorities had requested the lifting of Le Pen's parliamentary immunity in order to enable prosecution on a charge of incitement of racial hatred.

The dangers of immense love

Le Pen has countered hate-related allegations with the claim:

I feel hatred towards nobody, but I have immense love for my people and for my country that I will defend in all circumstances

Without delving into the issue of the obvious right of non-citizen immigrants in France to live free of persecution, it is worth noting that Le Pen's "immense love" facilitates persecution of Muslims who happen to be national citizens and who therefore ostensibly also qualify as "my people".

In the first round of France's presidential election this past April, the pro-love politician garnered 18 percent of the vote, a record for the National Front. Impressive levels of fanatical attachment to one "people" have also been registered in other European locales such as the Netherlands, where politician Geert Wilders has warned of the "Islamisation of our societies", declared Islam "fascist" and compared the Quran to Mein Kampf.

Italy's recurring malady Silvio Berlusconi meanwhile rivals Le Pen for ignorance of historical realities such as the role imperialism can have in future migration patterns. In 2009, Corriere della Sera quoted the then-Prime Minister's latest philosophy [IT] on immigrants:

It is unacceptable that sometimes in certain parts of Milan there is such a presence of non-Italians that instead of thinking you are in an Italian or European city you think you are in an African city. We do not accept this.

In typical incoherent fashion, Le Pen prefers to highlight other European trends such as "multiculturalism in Great Britain", which has resulted in "conflict" and "hate speech". Decrees Le Pen: "I don't want that for France."

Apparently, then, divisive discourse will save France from divisiveness.

In response to Al Jazeera's question of whether radical Islam does indeed boast a substantial presence in French suburbs, Le Pen provides the following damning evidence:

It's a good question. It's up to them to ask it. What's for certain is that attitudes are being radicalised, Madame. There you have it.

As for Len Pen's theory that the job of radical Islamic recruiters is facilitated by "social uneasiness" and a lack of immigrant assimilation, the National Front leader could perhaps sabotage recruitment efforts by abstaining from analogies between Muslims and Nazis.

Belen Fernandez is the author of The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work, released by Verso in 2011. She is a member of the Jacobin Magazine editorial board, and her articles have appeared in the London Review of Books blog, Al Akhbar English and many other publications.

Source: Al-Jazeera

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

This week a CCN reader recommends


Then They Started Shooting: Growing Up in Wartime Bosnia



Lynne Jones


You are nine years old. Your best friend's father is arrested, half your classmates disappear from school, and someone burns down the house across the road. You think your neighbours were planning to kill your family. You are eight years old and imprisoned in your home by your father's old friends. You are ten years old and must climb a mountain at night to escape the soldiers trying to shoot you.

What happens to children who grow up with war? How do they live with the daily reality of danger, hunger, and loss--and how does it shape the adults they become?

In Then They Started Shooting, child psychiatrist Lynne Jones draws the reader into the compelling stories of Serbian and Muslim children who came of age during the Bosnian wars of the 1990s. These children endured hardship, loss, family disruption, and constant uncertainty, and yet in a blow to psychiatric orthodoxy, few showed lasting signs of trauma. Thoughts of their personal futures filled their minds, not memories of war.

And yet, Jones suggests in a chilling conclusion, the war affected them deeply. Officially citizens of the same country, the two communities live separate, wary lives. The Muslims hope for reconciliation but cannot believe in it while so many cannot go home and war criminals are still at large. The Serbs resent the outside world, NATO, and fear the return of their Muslim neighbours. Cynical about politics, all of them mistrust their elected leaders. War may end, but the persistence of corruption and injustice keep wounds from healing.

Source: Amazon.com


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The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


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KB says: I have to thank Farieda Tofie for this refreshing dessert which she made for a tea party this week.


According to Wikipedia, Ambrosia is a variation on the traditional fruit salad. Most ambrosia recipes contain fresh or sweetened pineapple, mandarin oranges or fresh orange sections, miniature marshmallows, and coconut. Other ingredients can include maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries, peeled grapes, or crushed pecans. Ambrosia can also include whipped cream (or whipped topping), sour cream, pudding, or yogurt. The mixture is refrigerated for a few hours or overnight before serving.




1 bag miniature marshmallows
1 tin crushed pineapples (450g)
1 tin mandarin segments (310g) drained
1 cup shredded coconut
300 ml light sour cream


Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate for several hours before serving. 


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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Q: Dear Kareema, are treadmills a waste of time? We just bought one for our home gym and I’m hoping that the whole family will benefit.

A: Treadmills can be a great fitness tool, but some people tend to use it in a lazy way.


If your goal is weight-loss, then interval sessions will be effective – for best results, maybe sprint for 30 seconds, then slow jog for 60 seconds to recover.

Depending on your treadmill, there may already be some fitness programs set into the machine that you can follow.

Just plodding along or cruising while on the treadmill may be a waste of your time (if you’re already fit / active).


Although, any time you move your body is better than not moving at all.

Remember to mix it up every so often because working on the treadmill can become  tedious if you’re doing the same thing all the time and you won’t see results for a while.

If you have weights set up in your gym try to incorporate it into your routine a few times a week.







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 brother, Hukummudin, both farmers, fall on hard times and are in financial trouble.


In order to keep the bank from repossessing the farm, they need to purchase a bull so that they can breed their own stock.

Upon leaving for the bull markets, Jallaluddin tells Hukummudin, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'

Jallaluddin arrives at the market, inspects the bull, and decides he wants to buy it.


The man tells Jallaluddin that he will sell it for $599, no less.


After paying him, Jallaluddin drives to the nearest town to send his brother Hukummudin a telegram to tell him the news.

Jallaluddin walks into the telegraph office, and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my brother telling him that I've bought a bull for our farm. I need him to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help him, and then adds, it will cost 99 cents a word.'

Well, after paying for the bull, Jallaluddin realizes that he'll only be able to send his brother one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, he nods and says, 'I want you to send him the word 'comfortable.'

The operator shakes his head. 'How is he ever going to know that you want him to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your farm if you send him just the word 'comfortable?'

Jallaluddin, 'My brother's a bit dumb. The word is big. He'll read it very slowly....


Guess how Hukummudin reads it ........ before you click here.


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Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn, From the mischief of created things; From the mischief of Darkness as it overspreads; From the mischief of those who practice Secret Arts: And from the mischief of the jealous one as he practices jealousy.
Surah Al-Falaq 113:1-5


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Free Monthly Tafseer Class

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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.

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All brothers and sisters are welcome.


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      www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)
      www.icb.qld.edu.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)
      www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
      www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)
      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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