Sunday, 27 January 2013

 Newsletter 0429




Amongst the recipients of Australia Day honours yesterday was Dr Mustafa Ally who was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) “for service to the community and the promotion of interfaith harmony”.


Dr Ally will be presented with his medal at the residence of the Queensland Governor in March.




Source: Courier Mail



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Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan (pictured above centre), president of the Islamic Medical Association of Queensland and the Muslim Funeral Services, and Ms Nora Amath president of AMARAH were both recognized for their "outstanding contribution to the Southside community."


At a citizenship and awards ceremony held yesterday (Saturday) in Moorooka at which over 200 people were in attendance, Dr Sultan was presented with a Community Service Award by Federal Member of Parliament, Mr. Graham Perrett MP (pictured above left). Ms Amath's award was presented with her certficate in absentia as she was away interstate.

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Last week CCN highlighted the achievements and contributions of Akram Azimi as a nominee for Young Australian of the Year.


Yesterday, on Australia Day, Akram was recognized as The Young Australian of the Year 2013.



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Join us on Sunday 27 January as As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies and Logan Masjid commemorate the blessed occasion of the Mawlid (birth) of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW

The program will include Qur'an recitation, a lecture on the Prophetic Shamaa'il (Virtues) delivered by Imam Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh and Nasheed.

Dinner will be served.

There will also be a fundraiser for the Syrian refugees on the night.

Date: Sunday 27 January 2013
Time: between Asr (5 pm approximately) and Maghrib

All brothers and sisters welcome!

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A number of citizenship ceremonies were held all over Australia yesterday (Saturday).


One of the ceremonies was held at the Kuraby State School at which almost 200 new citizens took their oaths of allegiance.


Nadeem Memon and his Kuraby-based family (pictured above) drove all the way from holidaying in Gladstone when flights were cancelled to receive their citizenship certificates.

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A candidate for Bob Katter's fledgling political party declared his preference for buying ''guaranteed non-halal meat'' so his money does not ''go to the Muslim community''.

Jamie Cavanough (pictured left left), who is standing for Katter's Australian Party in Sydney's most marginal federal seat, Greenway, is under fire for the apparently divisive comments he made to a community forum in one of the city's most ethnically diverse areas.

Katter's Australian Party played down the comments on Friday, describing them as a non-issue

"Some Australians want crunchy peanut butter, others want smooth peanut butter, some Australians want halal meat and some want non-halal meat – these are the great freedoms we enjoy in this country," the party's national director Aidan McLindon told Fairfax Media.


Mr Cavanough made his comments on Saturday, less than a fortnight after controversy in the Greenway community over plans for a supposed Muslim enclave, dubbed ''Halal housing'', in Riverstone.

Mr Cavanough posted on the Riverstone Community Group forum, which has 732 members on Facebook: ''Can anyone advise me where I can buy Guaranteed NON halal lamb for Australia day.''

When a forum user suggested he might try a butcher, Mr Cavanough replied: ''have not asked yet, just wondering if anyone new [sic] of any, I would prefer to always buy non halal as proceeds of halal goes to the Muslim community.''

And in a separate post, Mr Cavanough called on people to sign a petition against a supposed plan by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, to scrap the name Australia Day in favour of Harmony Day, saying ''the Muslim church is in favour of this''. The Prime Minister's office confirmed there was no such proposal.

Mr Cavanough told Fairfax Media he was simply looking for a better deal on meat and his comments were not racially motivated.

'In my view, and it's not the view of any party, I want to be able to purchase a product that has not been faced to a god that I don't believe in and blessed,'' he said.

''Every time something is deemed halal they pay for the right. I have no problem with Muslims; I breed sheep and cattle and sell them to Muslims. I don't care what they do with them, I was just simply asking where I can purchase [non-halal meat].''

With several controversies over recent days, Katter's Australian Party confirmed that candidates would be reminded of their responsibility towards the party's policies, as opposed to their own personal views.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

[Editor] Now, Mr Cavanough, if only all that money did go to the Muslim community! 

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Brisbane's Community Liaison Officer, Sergeant Jim Bellos, who just missed out on becoming Australia's Local Hero yesterday, was featured on Channel 10's The Project.


In the segment Darra Mosque and local members of the Muslim community also feature.


1. Click here.

2. Wait a little while until a list of programs appears on the right hand side.

3. Scroll down to Wednesday 23 January until you find AOTY - Jim Bellos and click here.

4. Wait for a plethora of ads to play out.

5. The segment starts around 1.49 minutes.





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Yasmin Hussein, Muslim Activist writing in the Religion page of Huffington Post


With the latest terrorist thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" released today, I have been pondering whether or not I should go and watch it in a theater. My hesitation isn't just based on reviews that the film normalizes torture and portrays it very graphically. A close friend of mine described the torture scenes as so graphic that she needed to step out. All of that aside, my fear of going is because I wear the hijab (headscarf). You may ask yourself, what does hijab have to do with it? To be honest: everything.

As a young American Muslim woman growing up in South Florida, my biggest challenge wearing the hijab was... the heat. Deciding to wear it at the age of nine shocked everyone, including my own parents who felt I should wait until I got older. Being the stubborn person that I am, I wore it anyway and the rest is history.

As someone who is very "visibly Muslim" I feel unsafe and quite honestly, extremely uncomfortable watching a film that makes me feel like I am guilty of something that I am not. I, obviously, recognize that I have nothing to do with the characters on the screen and that the motives behind the acts of real life terrorists who claim Islam to be their religion is not the Islam I grew up loving. The unfortunate reality is not everyone in America can make that distinction.

As the Young Leaders Program Coordinator for the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington, DC, I work with young American Muslims aspiring to go into government, media, business and technology and even Hollywood. My work with these youth surrounds the notion that they too are a contributing member of society that has a place in those industries and fields. With many young Muslims around the country wanting to be part of Hollywood but feeling that their faith is often displayed negatively, these types of films only reinforce their feelings of exclusion. It makes it hard to convince them that they do have a place in an industry like Hollywood that portrays Muslims, at times, in such a negative light. But with positive examples of individuals like actor Faran Tahir, screenwriter Sameer Gardezi and Emmy Award winning director Iman Zawahry, a real sense of hope can be found for Muslims wanting to break into the industry.

Films like "Zero Dark Thirty" and shows like "Homeland" capitalize on an already tense environment of suspicion and fear. They make people question whether their neighbours, co-workers or even that man with a beard and kufi walking down the street might be less than upright citizens. These portrayals put people who look like me automatically into the "other" category. Since 9/11, Muslims and individuals of other religions and ethnicities who are perceived to be Muslim have faced incidents of hate both physically and verbally. According to the FBI Hate Crime Reports, hate crimes with an anti-Islamic bias increased by over 50 percent from 2009 to 2010 and has been on the rise since. And with the recent incidents of people taking measures into their own hands such as the recent fatal pushing of a Hindu man onto the NYC subway tracks by a 31-year-old woman who openly stated her hate toward Muslims -- these films can negatively impact national feelings toward certain communities.

It's time for Hollywood to evaluate what they are putting out for mass viewing. It's time to stop feeding into the stereotypes that already exist in our society and creating an environment of fear. 2012 was a very dark year for our nation. We witnessed some of the highest numbers in gun violence sweep our country and affect some of the most vulnerable of our communities: children. Hollywood needs to acknowledge the role they play in the culture of violence we live in today; a young woman of any faith should never be left feeling like she can't watch a movie in a movie theater.


Source: Huffington Post

Yasmin Hussein is the Young Leaders Program Coordinator of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington, DC. Hussein is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where she received her bachelor's degree in intercultural/organizational communication with a minor in non-western history and is currently in the process of completing her master's degree in intercultural, cultural and rhetorical communication. During her graduate coursework at FAU, Hussein was awarded a teaching assistantship and taught undergraduate courses in public speaking and interpersonal communication.

Last year Yasmin was awarded a grant through the state department to travel to Bulgaria and Bosnia to lecture and meet with Muslim communities in both countries.

Hussein is the former treasurer and community service task force chair of MSA National. She has been invited to speak and take part in numerous events across the country focusing on issues of poverty alleviation, youth engagement and student activism. In 2008, Hussein attended former President Bill Clinton's inaugural "Clinton Global Initiative University," where she represented the community service work of MSA National.

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Dear CCN Readers

My name is Zulkeplee Othman from the School of Design at Queensland University of Technology.

I am doing a PhD and my research is exploring “Contemporary Australian Muslim homes: Perceptions of privacy in the context of maintaining modesty and hospitality”.

The purpose of this project is to investigate how Australian Muslims (you) perceive privacy in your home, and how privacy is achieved while maintaining modesty and hospitality in the modern Western society.

Thus, as an Australian Muslim, I would like to talk with Muslim members in your organisation (preferably those who live in Brisbane area) and yourself about how Islamic religion and culture affect your homes and the spatial and furnishing layout.

I would also like to study on how privacy in Australian Muslim home is achieved while maintaining modesty and hospitality, and look on what the current Australian homes have to offer, with regards to these aspects.

This is the first study of its kind within Australia, and its important findings will contribute to the body of knowledge of the design precedents done across the globe.

I am particularly interested to talk with Muslim people living in Queensland, preferably within Brisbane area; aged between 25 to 55 years old who are working and have children or maybe extended families (parents or siblings) living in their houses.

Please view this link for further details on the study and how to participate:

Many thanks for your consideration of this request. If you are interested in participating, please email me or ring me to discuss.



Zulkeplee Othman
PhD Candidate

School of Design | Faculty of Creative Industries
Queensland University of Technology | Gardens Point Campus
t: 0408 711 893 | e: zul.othman@student.qut.edu.au


Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten job vacancies

Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten requires a sister who is at least Diploma Qualified and holding a Supervisor's Certificate (or eligible for Certificate) to work in its Islamic childcare from end February/start of March 2013.

The children are all 3-5 with some before and after-school care as well. This is a permanent part time position.


The Kindergarten is also on the lookout for a qualified Kindergarten Teacher for a new Kindergarten program projected to open mid-year.

To enquire please call 07 3172 7850 or email cover letter detailing why you would like to work in our Islamic Childcare Centre and resume to info@shajarah.qld.edu.au.



AIIC Teachers Wanted


Qualified teachers are required for the AIIC's Durack and Gold Coast Campuses.

Applications close 29 January.


Click here for more details.

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McDonald's settles suit over false Halal products  

MICHIGAN, US: McDonald's and one of its franchise owners agreed to pay $700,000 to members of the Muslim community to settle allegations a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised its food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary law.

McDonald's and Finley's Management Co. agreed to the tentative settlement, with that money to be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers.


Ahmed's attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, told The Associated Press on Monday that he's "thrilled" with the preliminary deal that's expected to be finalized March 1. McDonald's and Finley's Management deny any liability but say the settlement is in their best interests.

The lawsuit alleged that Ahmed bought a chicken sandwich in September 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald's but found it wasn't halal _ meaning it didn't meet Islamic requirements for preparing food. Islam forbids consumption of pork, and God's name must be invoked before an animal providing meat for consumption is slaughtered.

Dakhlallah said there are only two McDonald's in the United States that sell halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation's largest Arab and Muslim communities. Overall, the Detroit area is home to about 150,000 Muslims of many different ethnicities.

The locations advertise that they exclusively sell halal Chicken McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches and they have to get those products from an approved halal provider, Dakhlallah said. He said there was no evidence of problems on the production side, but he alleges that the Dearborn location on Ford Road sold non-halal products when it ran out of halal.

Dakhlallah said he was approached by Ahmed, and they conducted an investigation. A letter sent to McDonald's Corp. and Finley's Management by Dakhlallah's firm said Ahmed had "confirmed from a source familiar with the inventory" that the restaurant had sold non-halal food "on many occasions."

After they received no response to the letter, Dakhlallah said, they filed a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court in November 2011 as part of a class action.

The AP left messages Monday afternoon for attorneys representing the corporation and the franchise.

In the settlement notice, Finley's Management said it "has a carefully designed system for preparing and serving halal such that halal chicken products are labeled, stored, refrigerated, and cooked in halal-only areas." The company added it trains its employees on preparing halal food and "requires strict adherence to the process."

He said although Ahmed believes McDonald's was negligent, there was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers.

"McDonald's from the very beginning stepped up and took this case very seriously," Dakhlallah said. "They made it clear they wanted to resolve this. They got ahead of the problem."

The lawsuit covers anyone who bought the halal-advertised products from the Ford Road restaurant and another Dearborn McDonald's with a different owner between September 2005 and last Friday. Since that would be impossible to determine, Dakhlallah said both sides agreed to provide money to community-based charities that benefit members of this group.

The other location on Michigan Avenue wasn't a defendant or a focus of the investigation, Dakhlallah said.

He said the final hearing will ultimately determine who gets what and how much, but roughly $275,000 is expected to go to the Huda Clinic, about $150,000 to the museum, $230,000 to attorneys and $20,000 to Ahmed.

Dakhlallah said he believes it's the first lawsuit of its kind related to McDonald's and halal food.
In 2002, McDonald's agreed to donate $10 million to Hindu and other groups in the U.S. to settle lawsuits that accused the chain of mislabeling french fries and hash browns as vegetarian. The vegetable oil used to prepare the items had contained traces of beef for flavoring purposes.

Source: The Daily News Galveston County

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

This week a CCN Reader recommends


The Great Theft : Wrestling Islam from the Extremists


Khaled Abou El Fadl


Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous.


In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the bombings in London, an unprecedented amount of attention has been directed toward Islam and the Muslim world.


Yet, even with this increased scrutiny, most of the public discourse regarding Islam revolves around the actions of extremist factions such as the Wahhabis and al-Qa'ida. But what of the Islam we don't hear about?


As the second-largest and fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam is deemed by more than a billion Muslims to be a source of serenity and spiritual peace, and a touchstone for moral and ethical guidance.


While extremists have an impact upon the religion that is wildly disproportionate to their numbers, moderates constitute the majority of Muslims worldwide. It is this rift between the quiet voice of the moderates and the deafening statements of the extremists that threatens the future of the faith.


In The Great Theft , Khaled Abou El Fadl, one of the world's preeminent Islamic scholars, argues that Islam is currently passing through a transformative period no less dramatic than the movements that swept through Europe during the Reformation. At this critical juncture there are two completely opposed worldviews within Islam competing to define this great world religion. The stakes have never been higher, and the future of the Muslim world hangs in the balance.


Drawing on the rich tradition of Islamic history and law, The Great Theft is an impassioned defense of Islam against the encroaching power of the extremists.


As an accomplished Islamic jurist, Abou El Fadl roots his arguments in long-standing historical legal debates and delineates point by point the beliefs and practices of moderate Muslims, distinguishing these tenets from the corrupting influences of the extremists. From the role of women in Islam to the nature of jihad, from democracy and human rights to terrorism and warfare,


Abou El Fadl builds a vital vision for a moderate Islam. At long last, the great majority of Muslims who oppose extremism have a desperately needed voice to help reclaim Islam's great moral tradition.



The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


                                                         Dr Seuss


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KB says: In Arabic, “baba” means father and “ghanoush” means spoiled. This “spoiled dad” dip is the creamier companion to hummus. Popular throughout the Middle East, it is a common appetizer and very healthy on its own.      

Baba Ganoush




1 large eggplant
1 crushed clove of garlic
¼ cup lemon juice
3 tab tahini
1 tsp salt
3 tsp olive oil

2 tab lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake eggplant for 30 minutes, or until outside is crisp and inside is soft.

2. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.

3. Cut open eggplant and scoop out the flesh into colander and allow to drain for 10 minutes.
Removing the excess liquid helps to eliminate a bitter flavor.

4. Place eggplant flesh in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mash together. You can also use a food processor and pulse for about 2 minutes.

5. Place in serving bowl and top with lemon juice and olive oil. Add other garnish according to taste.

6. Serve with warm or toasted pita, flatbread or Turkish bread

Garnishing Ideas for Baba Ganoush
Baba Ganoush always has to have olive oil on top for garnish. However you can spice things up a bit by adding crushed red pepper, a dash of cumin, parsley or coriander.


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 there any exercises I can do so that in the mornings my ankles and feet are not sore? Plus strengthening my upper body - waist up - to aide in picking up and bending over.

A: Use a ball (basketball size or smaller), place your feet on it while seated on the couch and roll it forward and back, side to side and circle it around. This will strengthen your ankles and should not cause any pain during or after exercise. You can also pick the ball up with your feet (squeezing ball), lift and lower legs to strengthen and encourage your hips for bending and picking things up. Make sure your knees are bent when lifting and lowering items of the floor. Stand with your back to the wall – place ball between your back and the wall, legs wide and roll the ball down and back up by bending your knees. A gym ball would be good for this exercise too.

UPPER BODY – sit on the edge of your couch or chair with your hands next to your legs.

Move your feet forward (so it’s in front of your knees). Lift your bottom off the couch and bend / extend your elbows (lifting and lowering your body and keeping your back close to the couch/chair. This will strengthen your arms. Keep your tummy pulled in gently throughout and you’ll have stronger abs too.










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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Mula Nasruddin was driving through town the other day and pulled into the local takeaway for a doner kebab!

At the till he overheard two (surviving) miners talking about the looming mine closure.

The man with the newspaper under his arm said: “Well, I’m not to be scared when the mine closes... because I’m moving to Jeopardy.”

The other man looked quizzically at him and asked: “What do you mean you’re moving to Jeopardy?”

“Don’t worry about staying here at this place and just come with me to Jeopardy!”

“But what do you mean you’re moving to Jeopardy.”

“No man, I was reading to the newspaper and it said that when the mine closes there’s going to be plenty of jobs in jeopardy!”


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To those who believe in Allah and His Messengers and make no distinction between any of the Messengers, We shall soon give their (due) rewards: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Surah An-Nisaa 4:152


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      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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