Sunday, 17 February 2013

 Newsletter 0432




Mosques raise almost 10k for the Bundaberg Community

Mr Yousuf Meer of MCF helps raise buckets of money for Bundaberg 

On Friday 8 February, Mosques around Brisbane contributed to the flood affected region of Bundaberg, a collection initiated by the Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF).

Close to home, Kuraby Mosque, located on Beenleigh Road in Kuraby raised approximately $4,000 after the Friday prayer where approximately 600 worshippers congregate for prayers every week.

Together with collections in various other mosques including those in Holland Park, Darra, West End and Gold Coast, MCF expects to raise approximately $10,000 in total. a figure which a spokesperson for MCF said shows that when it comes to helping our Australian neighbours, be they near or far, the Muslim community are willing to dig deep.

Several volunteer members of the Muslim community have already assisted many families with clearing debris, cutting down damaged trees and facilitating collections for Council.








Imam Imran Hussain, Rob Molhoek MP, Haji Hussin Goss (ISGC-President) and

Haji Hussain Baba (ISGC-Secretary) 


About $15,000.00 was raised at the Fund Raising Dinner held at Parkwoood Golf Club for Bundaberg Floods.

State MP for Southport Rob Molhoek MP organised the function with the support from Islamic Society of Gold Coast (ISGC).

ISGC supplied the meals and organised the auction for this worthy event.

Mr. Molhoek was most impressed with the professionalism and enthusiasm of the ISGC  and expressed his sincere appreciation for the efforts and support provided by the Gold Coast Muslim community.


Auctioneer extraordinaire, Hussin Goss, had the unsuspecting audience gasping in awe and admiration at every drop of his gavel.

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A public lecture sponsored by the Fund for Higher Jewish Education and Mandelbaum House and supported by the Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU), Queensland Jewish Interfaith and the Griffith Multi-faith Centre will be held on Tuesday 19 February at the Multi-Faith Centre.


The lecture will be delivered by Dr Aafreedi, an Assistant Professor of History and Civilization at the Gautam Buddha University in India. His talk is entitled: South Asian Muslim Attitudes towards Israel, Jews and Zionism.




Also at this forum will be the US Consul General, Mr Niels Marquardt (pictured roght), who is also attending with the express purpose of meeting with members of the local Muslim community.


Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend both these sessions.

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ART SMART: Zeynep Koprulu and her classmates love the colourful, 80m mural they helped artist Towfiq Alqudy to paint, at the Islamic College of Brisbane


A VIBRANT mural is bringing inspiration to students and teachers at the Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha.


The 80m mural, painted by Annerley artist Towfiq Alqudy, took about five weeks to complete and features cityscapes, changing seasons, fish and bright flowers spilling out on to the footpath.


Mr Alqudy said he had wanted to paint something special for the students of the school, to help them learn and create each day.


‘‘When I first came to paint the mural, I didn’t know whether to paint images for the teachers, or the parents, or just for the kids,’’ Mr Alqudy said.


‘‘Then I thought I would paint what the kids would like to see. Some of them have come (to Australia) from difficult situations, so I wanted to make them feel happy.

‘‘I also wanted to share the painting with the kids, so every morning I would give them a paintbrush.

‘‘Now some of them tell me they want to be artists when they grow up, which is great to hear.’’

Source: Southern Star 13/02/2013

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Meelad Program

The annual Meelad program was held at the Islamic College of Brisbane in Karawatha last Sunday.


More than 500 people from diverse backgrounds and cultures as Fijian, Southern African and Indonesian,

Many scholars present on the day including Mowlana Aslam, Mowlana Nawaz, Mowlana Imtiaz, Sheik Abdul Qadir, Sheik Ahmed Gazzalah, Mowlana Noor, Mowlana Tawaab and Mowlana Ameer-ul-Hassan.


There were talks by the Imams and Naat renditions by local reciters.

The Niaz by the Algester Mosque cooking team was one of the highlights of the programme.


The cake auction and other contributions together raised almost $10 000.

The organizers from the Society offer their sincere thanks to all those who supported the function and contributed in any way.




Yaseen Khatams/Auspicious Night (Urs of Sheik Abdul Qadir Jilanee)

There will be a Yaseen Khatam held at the Algester Masjid every night after Eisha salaat until Friday 22 February when the Urs of Sheik Abdul Qadir Jianee will take place at the Masjid after Magrib salaat.

There will be a talk on the life of this great Sheik. All are most welcome and encouraged to attend.

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The nikah of Mohammed, son of Khalid and Hawa Hassan and Zahra, daughter of Faizal and Razina Ismail was performed at the Rochedale Mosque on Friday.


The wedding reception and walimah was held last night (Saturday) at the Outriggers Resort in Surfers Paradise at which some 400 guests were invited.


TWO female teachers from the Islamic College of South Australia have gone to court to fight against being unfairly dismissed based, in part, on their attire being considered inappropriate.

SA: The teachers were sacked last year by the West Croydon school, which issued a warning to all female teachers - Muslim and non-Muslim - to wear a hijab head scarf or face the sack.

One of the teachers has taken a case of unfair dismissal to the civil court while the other's claim is being heard by Fair Work Australia.

School principal Kadir Emniyet (pictured right) yesterday defended the school's policy, which he said he had discussed with all 42 teachers. He said "90 per cent of them are happy to adhere to the policy".

The policy insists non-Muslim women to wear a head scarf, not a traditional hijab, and was installed in 1998 but dropped in 2010 by the former principal and board. It was reinstated at the start of this year with a verbal only order to staff.

Mr Emniyet, who started in his position at the college this year, said male teachers who breached the staff dress code - for example, by wearing shorts - would face the same three-strikes warning system as female teachers who did not adhere to the headscarf policy.

School board chairman Farouk Khan could not be contacted yesterday but the Independent Education Union and the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils said they were not aware of any change to the policy.

AFIC assistant secretary Keysar Trad said he had spoken with Mr Khan.

"We didn't get in to the discussion about the hijab ... it was more of a discussion about the disagreement with us on the policy," Mr Trad said. "We have our executive meeting on Saturday and I'm sure the matter will be raised there."

Mr Trad said AFIC could not force the school's governing body to change its policy, despite it being at odds with the federation's policy.

"Understand that this is not an across the board issue ... this is an issue that has arisen due to the policy of one school," he said.

"I personally don't believe in imposing the scarf on people.

"We have Muslim and non-Muslim staff in our schools who do not wear it.

"The only requirement we have is for teachers to dress modestly."

Mr Trad did not rule out AFIC imposing sanctions on the Islamic College of SA but said there should be more clarity on the issue after Saturday's meeting.


Source: Adelaide Now

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Reported by Khalil Gerard John Sevidal

Musa Cerantonio (pictured left) visited Queensland recently for a series of lectures.


Musa Cerantonio was born in Melbourne of Italian-Irish heritage.


He embraced Islam at age 17, studied History and Media at university as well as Islamic studies in Mindanao, Egypt and Australia.


He worked as a TV presenter of Islamic programs with Peace TV, Huda TV and Iqraa TV (presenting Ask the Sheikh and Our Legacy, which is a show about Islamic history). he has given Islamic talks in Australia, Philippines, India, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Germany, Holland, Italy.


He started his program with a Khutbah in Ahlul-Tauhid, Gold Coast and conducted a series of lectures in Brisbane.

His main talk “The Forgotten Obligation” at the Kingston Butter Factory Theatre was about the importance of commanding the good and forbidding the evil.

The next day, brother Musa conducted a four-hour dawah course at the Logan North Library.

The two lectures in Ummah United were on “Muslim Identity In Australia” and the other about “Al Masih Ad Dajjal” (The False Messiah). All these lectures are now available on YouTube.

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Community detention, asylum seekers, Temporary Protection Visas, on-shore processing, off-shore processing , refugees, humanitarian entrants, Irregular Maritime Arrivals – it’s all so confusing, even to those working in the area and, it seems, even to those setting the policy!

So go along to the next Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)  Members’ Meeting where speakers will be cutting through the fog and telling it like it is – practitioners who know what they’re speaking about.


Also on the programme is Ms Keir Daley, Program and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator of the Migration Support Program at the Red Cross who will be speaking on the community detention program that provides support and services to eligible asylum seekers living in the community while awaiting their visa application outcomes.


The evening will also include an informal networking supper.

To register your attendance or if you require any further information, contact the ECCQ Administration Coordinator, Hedy Nicolson on administration@eccq.com.au or call 07 3844 9166.

Meeting details: Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 7.00pm, ECCQ House, 253 Boundary Street, West End, ‘Gumbaya’ Conference Room – entry by Granville Street.

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A Sri Lankan migrant has launched a political party that runs on an anti-multiculturalism platform.

Rise Up Australia already boasts about 1,500 members and plans to run 65 candidates in the upcoming federal election. "Rise Up Australia Party, which is committed to keeping Australia for Australians, is utterly and completely opposed to multiculturalism," says Rise Up Australia's founder Daniel Nalliah (pictured above).

The Sri Lankan-born pastor draws on his own migrant past in defence of  assimilation. His message has the backing of international figures. "If you come here, then follow Pastor Danny's example and enjoy it and celebrate it  and do not seek to destroy it," says Christopher Monckton from the UK  Independence Party.

The leader of the new party has come under fire in the past for anti-Islamic comments, but he wasn't backing away from making controversial statements again today.



"True Muslims are radicals, unfortunately. If they practice the Koran, they're radicals," he said.


If elected, Rise Up wants to restrict the number of Muslims calling Australia 'home'. The party has 1,500 supporters across the country, and is putting forward 52 candidates in the Lower House and a dozen in the Senate in the upcoming federal election.

Many of the supporters are concerned about what they claim is the "Islamification of Australia". "If we're not careful, we're going to lose this country," said a supporter. "I don't want to see Sharia Law in Australia," said another.


But Iqbal Patel from Muslims Australia says that's far from happening.


"Nobody wants to impose Sharia law in Australia, I mean, far from it. That's the last thing that anybody wants to do". The Vice-President of the Muslim association insists it's a free country, and supporters of Rise Up can vote as they chose. "If they want to try and get any mileage on the backs of Muslims, and blame Muslims for all the ills of Australia, then I think that itself is very short-sighted of them," he said. But he says it's sad that someone would exploit Islam for political gains.


Source: SBS News

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Just before the UN General Assembly voted late last year on the recognition of Palestine as a non-member State many members of the local Brisbane Muslim community supported a petition to Federal Member for Moreton, Mr Graham Perrett MP, for tabling in the Australian Parliament in Canberra.


Unfortunately it was only tabled in this sitting of Parliament and the following is the extract from this week's Hansard.


Read the tabling of the petition here.

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She could not articulate her emotions; she was on the verge of breaking down. This was the state of former Miss South Africa (1976), Lynne Massyn, when she spoke of her embracing Islam.

In front of 10 000 guests and 450 students, Lynne proclaimed the Shahada or testimony of Faith during a graduation ceremony at the Islamic University of Gaza in July 2012.

She was part of a humanitarian group in Gaza representing the South African Relief Agency (SARA), under the leadership of Sheikh Walid as-Saadi. Lynne accompanied the organisation as a fellow humanitarian.

She said her interest in Islam and Muslim people began around a year and a half before she joined the group as the media liaison officer.

“During this time I found out about Palestine, courtesy of Walid as-Saadi, and I just felt the surge of Islam among these people that was so welcoming and wonderful to me,” she described.

Her proclamation of the Shahada was televised and broadcast over various Arab stations.


At the ceremony, Sheikh as-Saadi was awarded a doctorate and the South African team was honoured as esteemed guests.

Lynne said it was an amazing evening and seemed to be ‘the right time’. “It was so emotional and just so unforgettable.”

The beauty queen said that prior to her discovery of Islam she was not inclined to any particular religion.

“It was the spirit of the people initially, the dignity and morality is what attracted me and then of course the reality,” she said describing how her interest to Islam was prompted.

She explained how her move was warmly received by the Palestinian people of Gaza: “It was really so emotional,” she said. “I could hardly get out of there, the people were showering me with so much love and warmth. I have never felt so welcomed by people in my life,” Lynne said.


Source: Cii International

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The Islamic Society of Gold Coast will hold their Annual International Food Festival on 5th May 2013 (Sunday) at the Mosque located at 144 Allied Drive, Arundel.

There will be games for children such as dodgems, jumping castles etc...prizes, entertainment, cultural performances, auctions etc... and of course delicious and exotic food.

It will be a fun day for the whole family starting from 8.00am onwards.

Free Parking at the designated Parking area.

Free Entry (Gold Coin donation accepted)

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In the UK every year, more than 5,000 Brits convert to Islam.

More than half of those who make the switch are white – and 75 per cent are women.

But what would make someone want to change their lifestyle so dramatically?


Over the next four weeks CCN will profile four British women who decided to become Muslim.


Jobseeker Claire, 24


CLAIRE EVANS converted to Islam last July after researching it following a break-up. Claire, from Bridgend, South Wales, says:

After my heart was broken by a Muslim man, I wanted nothing more to do with the religion – I thought it was cruel and unkind.

But my mum started looking up more about Islam and pointed out the way this man had behaved was contrary to the faith’s teachings.

I read up on it and discovered that Islam actually promotes tranquillity and peace.



I wasn’t religious before I converted. I didn’t really believe in God. I now cover my hair and wear a hijab, which was a big decision. My dad doesn’t like it, though, and I don’t wear the hijab when I’m with him.

At first I got some stares and nasty comments but in the past six months I’ve grown in confidence. Now I go to the mosque once a week and I pray every day.

I also took a Muslim name, Safir, but I still use my old name of Claire too. I have a new partner too, who is a Muslim, but we’re not settling down just yet.

Islam has made me calmer and, for the first time in my life, I feel accepted.

There’s not much I miss about my old life, except the odd sausage roll – I can’t eat pork now.

Next week CCN profiles Model Ayesha


Source: The Sun



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Pope Benedict’s Resignation: An Islamic Response

By Shaikh Ahmad Kutty (Islamic Institute of Toronto) 


CANADA: On behalf of the Islamic Institute of Toronto, I would like to add my voice to that of Shaikh Mustafa Ceric, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a world-renowned Muslim scholar, in response to the news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, effective from February 28th, 2013.

Besides serving as the head of the Catholic Church, with over one billion followers, Pope Benedict XVI is also an accomplished theologian, whose devotion to the faith is undeniable. His resignation has elicited worldwide reactions from Christians, as well as others: some positive and others negative, based, as they are, on their own perceptions of his legacy. Thus, some are highly critical of his ‘allegedly’ conservative views, while others are praising him for his vast knowledge, humility, erudition, and dedication to his call.

As Muslims, I must say, we were deeply hurt by his negative comments on Prophet Muhammad and Islam in 2006; such statements were, indeed, most unfortunate. However, he was honest enough to apologize for his hurtful words. Furthermore, he also extended a hand towards Muslims in a spirit of goodwill and understanding. His decision to resign from his position because of the declining health is equally impressive. It should be a lesson for people of responsibilities to recognize their human limitations.



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Who should regulate kosher and halal food?

US: KEEPING the government’s nose out of anything with a religious whiff is one of America’s founding principles.


With this in mind on January 31st a federal district judge in Minnesota dismissed a lawsuit contending that Hebrew National, a big American meat-products brand, fraudulently labelled its hot dogs “100% kosher”.


Critics had claimed that the meat used did not meet kosher requirements. The judge, however, ruled that since kosher is a standard “intrinsically religious in nature”, under the first amendment it was none of the court’s business.


Triangle K, the certifying body that gave the wieners the kosher seal of approval, and its Orthodox rabbis, would have to rebut the critics themselves. Unhappy customers could always shop elsewhere.

Few Western countries have laws explicitly regulating kosher or halal products—chiefly meat produced by the ritual slaughter of animals, subject to particular standards of health or hygiene.


Governments prefer to rely on private companies and market forces to do the job. If people find out certified items are not as pure as they claim to be, they stop buying them. When governments do get involved it is usually under the auspices of consumer protection or food safety. They have been wary of wading in on specifically religious grounds. But with Muslim populations swelling throughout Europe and the business of religiously approved goods booming, the question of how to regulate such products is becoming more urgent.


America has been battling with this issue for decades. Of its 50 states, 22 have introduced kosher-fraud laws over the past century. Anxious about the industry’s rampant corruption (half of all “kosher” food was not), price-fixing and bitter rivalries (including drive-by shootings in poultry markets), New York started the trend in 1915 with a bill saying that food labelled fit for Jews must comply with “orthodox Hebrew religious requirements”. But in the past 20 years courts in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York have deemed such laws unconstitutional. New Jersey firms must merely produce documentary proof that their products are kosher.

Still, Jews are more united than Muslims about the exact nature of their religion’s dietary rules. Jewish law leaves no doubt that stunning animals before slaughter is prohibited. Muslims disagree about that.


Hundreds of halal-certification bodies operate, with varying standards and logos. They differ in their methods of slaughter.


Some countries allow products containing a small percentage of non-halal ingredients to be classed as halal. Others do not.

Private certifiers have stepped into the breach. Five regulatory heavyweights (not including Triangle K) dominate the market, certifying products the world over. All the main kosher meat producers in America today adhere to the same stringent standard, “glatt kosher”, which includes especially careful examination of animals’ organs for any signs of illness that would render the meat unacceptable.

The only notable exception to this is Hebrew National, says Timothy Lytton of Albany Law School, who has written a book about kosher regulation (Hebrew National says it has “always stood by its kosher distinction and status” and a Triangle K rabbi says it made “kosher meat available to the greater American public, and not just the glatt consumer”.) The certifying bodies do a much better job than the government did, says Mr Lytton. They pounce on mistakes and are swift to admit their own. America’s kosher food industry generates $12 billion in sales a year so no one wants to lose customers because of sloppiness.

In Israel, by contrast, the state is closely involved, promoting the Chief Rabbinate’s kosher label as the only acceptable one. But those standards are the lowest common denominator, says Mr Lytton, and many religious Jews find them too lax. They insist on stricter checks from private companies which costs extra.

Still, Jews are more united than Muslims about the exact nature of their religion’s dietary rules. Jewish law leaves no doubt that stunning animals before slaughter is prohibited. Muslims disagree about that. Hundreds of halal-certification bodies operate, with varying standards and logos. They differ in their methods of slaughter. Some countries allow products containing a small percentage of non-halal ingredients to be classed as halal. Others do not. “Halal” pies and pasties recently served to Muslim prisoners in British jails turned out to contain traces of pork—but came from a supplier approved by the Halal Food Authority, one of two main British guarantors (it has now delisted the firm).

Tayyabs, a popular Punjabi curry house in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, Britain’s most Muslim area, does not even bother with certificates. The manager says that he knows and trusts his suppliers and his customers know and trust him.

Tayyabs, a popular Punjabi curry house in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, Britain’s most Muslim area, does not even bother with certificates.


The manager says that he knows and trusts his suppliers and his customers know and trust him.

That may work for a small, local restaurant but multinational firms cannot be so nonchalant.


Last month McDonald’s and one of its franchises in Dearborn in south-east Michigan, which has the country’s highest concentration of Arab-Americans, paid $700,000 to settle allegations (which it denies) that it had falsely advertised its food as meeting Islamic dietary laws.

A worldwide standard for the $700 billion halal food market is one idea. Muslim countries, where governments see ruling on religious matters as part of their job, are keen to help. JAKIM, Malaysia’s department for Islamic development, takes responsibility for upholding halal standards. Misuse of the halal label can mean jail. The Sultanate of Brunei is proud of its mark, the Brunei Halal Brand. It wants to certify products around the world. That would help non-Muslim producers, such as Brazil, already one of the world’s largest exporters of halal meat, which are keen to expand in Muslim markets.

The importance of the halal label spreads well beyond food. Many of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims want reassurances that medicines and make-up, for example, are free from animal products or alcohol. Websites are abuzz with the news of a halal nail varnish produced in Poland. Just don’t test it on animals.

Source: The Economist

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Customers To Pay for Unfinished Meals in Saudi Arab 


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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 CCN reader wrote to me recently wanting to know how to make the perfect milk tart. This treat of a recipe from Zubeida Abrahams is guaranteed to melt in your mouth! 

 Milk Tart



Ingredients (for Base)
60g butter
100g flour
5ml Baking Powder
1 egg

1. Grease a 20cm loose bottom tin.
2. Rub butter lightly into the flour, add baking powder and bind with lightly beaten egg.
3. Press into tin, bringing up the sides.
4. Prick with fork and bake in a pre –heated oven (190 degrees) till lightly brown. (approx. 15mins)
5. Cool


Ingredients (for Filling)
250ml milk
10g butter
A few drops of almond essence
2 eggs separated
A little cold water
30g corn flour/maizena
100g sugar

1. Heat milk, butter and essence in a pot.
2. Place egg yolks in a ½ measuring cup and fill with cold water and blend with the sugar and corn flour.
3. Add the above egg yolk mixture to the hot mixture and stir until thickened.
4. Beat egg whites and fold in.
5. Spoon into pastry shell and sprinkle with cinnamon and a little brown sugar.
6. Refrigerate and best served cold.


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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How to boost your energy


Aim to have at least 8 hours of sleep each night to get your body into a good routine / schedule.


Start each day with something easy to digest such as fresh fruit or a smoothie.

Develop a morning meditation routine (can be as simple as taking a few slow deep breaths or taking 10mins to sit in a quiet spot and enjoying the ‘moment’) before starting your busy day.


Then start moving as soon as you’re done – a short yoga routine maybe, or a few push-ups or star jumps to improve blood flow to all of the muscles…







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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Jallaludin wanted to go ice fishing.


He had read several books on the subject, and finally, after getting all the necessary equipment together, he made his way out onto the ice.

After positioning his comfy stool, he started to make a circular cut in the ice.

Frighteningly, from up above, a voice boomed, "There are no fish under the ice."


Startled, Jallaludin  moved farther down the ice, poured himself a large coffee, and began to cut yet another hole.

Again, from the heavens, the voice bellowed, "There are no fish under the ice."


Jallaludin, now became very concerned so he moved way down to the opposite end of the ice, set up his stool, and began again to cut his ice-hole.

The voice rang out once more, "There are no fish under the ice."


Jallaludin, stopped, looked upwards and said, "Is that you, Lord?"

The voice replied, "No, this is the Ice-Rink Manager."


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Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Forbearing.
Surah Al-Baqarah 2:225


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 If you really want to do something, you'll find a way.

If you don't, you'll find an excuse    

~ Jim Rohn


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17 February


Annual Mawlid Conference 2013


Rochedale Mosque, 2647 Logan Rd, EMP

0400 162 163

3.30pm for 6.30pm

23 & 24 Feb

Sat & Sun

Where Happiness Is

Seeker's Point

Islamic College of Brisbane & Griffith University

0403 295 127

See flyer

1 March


Youth Forum on Dating

Revival, FAMSY and Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

0431 800 414

Between Maghreb and Esha

9 March


APAN Fundraiser Dinner


Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0413 874 008

6.30pm for 7pm

16 & 17 March

Sat & Sun

Tafseer Surah Taha - the Chronicles of Moses

AlKauthar Institute

Griffith University Nathan Campus


8am  to 6.45pm

5 May


International Food Festival 2013

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

11 May


Ladies Healthy Living Workshop

Springwood Community Hall, Springwood

0401 959 295

1.30pm to 4.30pm

18 May


ICQ Annual Qur'an Competition

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


6 June



Lailatul Mehraj

9 June


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB)

0402 794 253

All day

16 June


Inter-Madrassah Soccer Tournament

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


24 June



Lailatul Bhahraat

11 July


Start of Ramadhan

5 August



Lailatul Qadr

8 August



End of Ramadhan

9 August




17 August


Eidfest 2013

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

1 September


CresWalk 2013


Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


28 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


16 October




 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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Algester Mosque


Yaseen Khatam held every night after Isha salaat.


Seeker's Circle



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
Wednesdays: Tafseer

The above lessons will start at 7:30 pm 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 27 February
Wednesday 31 July
Wednesday 20 November

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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Sunnah Inspirations

Providing information about Islam - its beliefs, culture, practices, dispelling misconceptions

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque


Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

      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

If you would like a link to your website email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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