Sunday, 10 March 2013

 Newsletter 0435




Event organizers, Ms Nora Amath and Ms Susan Almaani flank Ms Sussan Ley and Mrs Maria Vamavakinou





A sell-out crowd of over 300 attended the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) fund raising dinner at Michael's Oriental Restaurant last night where Joint Chairs of the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Palestine Mrs Maria Vamavakinou MP (ALP Federal Member for Calwell in Victoria) and Hon Sussan Ley MP (Coalition Federal Member for Farrer in NSW) were the keynote speakers.


Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Anas Abdalla, also introduced Dr Halim Rane who spoke about his latest book on Australian Israeli-Palestine foreign policy and APAN Executive Member, Mr David Forde who spoke on the role of APAN and the need for greater political advocacy on behalf of the Palestinians.

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A QUEENSLAND school is suing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a last-ditch attempt to recoup more than $2 million in unpaid fees.

In what is believed to be the first action of its kind, the Australian International Islamic College in Durack has issued a writ in the NSW Supreme Court against the kingdom and an education official, Ahmad Ibn Mohammad Al Saif, claiming fees due under the prestigious King Abdullah program have been outstanding for more than three years. The Saudi government program is the world's largest overseas student scholarship.

The college, which has campuses in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, is one of many schools across Queensland, NSW and Victoria that have been educating the children of thousands of Saudi students who are in Australia to further their studies under the program.

Its chairman, Imam Abdul Quddoos Al-Azhari, said he had been forced to take action because years of talks with Saudi officials in Canberra and Riyadh had failed to produce payment.

The executive director of Independent Schools Queensland, David Robertson, who has been acting on behalf of the school, said the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission in Canberra, which arranges funding for the students' costs, was very slow in making payments.

''It has got to the point where the school won't enrol international students unless they pay upfront,'' Mr Robertson said.


It has got to the point where the school won't enrol international students unless they pay upfront

David Robertson

But the Saudi Arabian ambassador, Hassan Talat Nazer, told The Sun-Herald the matter was a ''long story'' involving an administrative mix-up by the college over who would pay the fees. He said he was working to solve the problems.

''The money is owed from three years ago. It takes time,'' he said. ''I have to follow up a list of those students [who are no longer in Australia]. We did not do anything against the law.''

The problem appears to be more widespread, however, with Muslim community leaders confirming other schools have also contacted the Saudi embassy in Canberra demanding payment of outstanding fees.

Mitry Lawyers, based in Sydney, has filed a statement of claim in NSW on behalf of the Queensland college. It said it had sought the help of the offices of the Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs over the debt, which was threatening the school's viability.

The statement of claim says the Saudi Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mr Al Saif, agreed in August last year to pay the fees to avoid a lawsuit and the issue becoming public because it ''could have caused embarrassment and affected the international standing and reputation of the defendants and the integrity of defendants' overseas scholarship programs''.

Yet the college alleges the money has still not been paid.

Mr Nazer said in an interview last month with the Middle-East Times, a Sydney newspaper, that there were about 9000 Saudi students studying in Australia. Visa requirements for the students include that they or their sponsor (the Saudi government) must provide $8000 a year for the education of each of their dependent children.


The last possible thing to think about is money

Hassan Talat Nazer

The chief executive officer of Universities Australia, Glenn Withers, said the King Abdullah scholars studied in almost all states and territories across Australia, but were most concentrated in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.


He said almost 1000 of the scholars were in Australia on postgraduate research visas, contributing to the research output of Australia's universities.

Mr Nazer has said there were 120,000 to 150,000 students studying outside the kingdom at any one time and that his government had spent up to $600 million on students studying in Australia alone.

He said the students were fully supported by the Saudi government and about 70 per cent of them had travelled with their spouses and children, many of whom were studying in Australian schools.

''The last possible thing to think about is money,'' Mr Nazer said.

''The kingdom cares about education and to create an educated generation that can help to get the kingdom up, especially as the kingdom does rely on a foreign workforce from Arab and non-Arab countries.''

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Metropolitan South Region held its first meeting for 2013 of the QPS/Muslim Community Reference Group Meeting on 27th February..

Sergeant Jim Bellos chaired the meeting, which was attended by QPS representatives including Acting Assistant Commissioner Gayle Hogan, Acting Chief Superintendent Mick Nilano, Acting Superintendent Don Mannutt and Superintendent Darryl Johnson, as well as representatives from numerous Muslim community organisations, schools, Islamic Societies, and state and federal government departments.

The attendees discussed various issues, most notably, the QPS Organisational Restructure, local policing issues, upcoming events in the Muslim community and community funding available for Multicultural projects.

There were two presentations, one from Detective Superintendent Darryl Johnson [QPS] and the other from Zoltan Swain, Community Liaison Officer (CLO), DIAC.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 13th of June 2013 at 6pm. However due to the QPS restructure this meeting, and subsequent meetings, will now be held at Upper Mount Gravatt Police Station, next to Palmdale Shopping Centre on Logan Road (Nando’s).

Anyone interested who wants to be on the mailing list to receive meeting minutes; futures agendas and meeting dates, email Sgt Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au.

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With voting ending on 20 March, Runcorn’s Raihaan Esat is still in contention with 920 votes and in overall 7th position in Queensland. But to qualify for the regional finals, he must be in the top five when voting ends.

The support from the community has been fantastic so far but Raihaan needs a vote every day from the whole community to realize his dream of making it to the Regional finals.

To vote, click on this link which takes you directly to his page.

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Dr. John L. Esposito, Editor in Chief, discusses how Oxford Islamic Studies Online can benefit online research, and how modern conflicts in the Islamic world are influencing today's academic community.



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Salaams Editor,

I communicated via email some time ago and I need your advice on a couple of matters.

My family and I (wife and two children aged 17 and 10) are British Pakistanis living just outside London. We are now have our immigration visa for Australia and we are aiming to arrive in Brisbane around 21st March. We will stay in Australia for about a couple of weeks before going back to UK so that our children can finish their academic years. We will then make plans to come for longer period and settle properly.

Do you know anyone who has arrived recently and an immigrant with a permanent settlement visa. We just want to understand their experience of arrival. It would be great if I can speak to someone for about 10 - 15 minutes.

We are also interested in renting an apartment for our duration of stay rather than a hotel. Do you know anyone who would be interested in renting to us?


M. S. (name withheld)


[Editor] If any CCN reader can help please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

Salaams Editor,

I need an information, to help the student for finalising decision to study Engineering from Australia. It would be helpful if any reader can provide following information.

1- List down the best Engineering universities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

2- Which Engineering field would be better keeping in view world wide scope in Engineering.

3 - In which Engineering field jobs are available in Australia?

4- Please provide ranking for Mechanical, Electrical and civil Engineers as per jobs demand in Australia.


Amber kamran

[Editor] If any CCN reader can help please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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Sri Lanka hardline group calls for halal boycott  

COLOMBO: A new hardline Sinhalese Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has called for the abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods and other goods.

The Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Strength Force, also said foreign propagators of religions should leave the country within a month.

Thousands of supporters of the group attended a rally in a suburb of the capital, Colombo.

The calls come at a time of mounting religious tension in the country.

There have been several attacks on both mosques and Muslim-owned businesses as well as on Christian churches and the clergy, the BBC's Charles Haviland reports from Colombo.


Thousands of men and women filled the grounds of the rally and the surrounding streets at Maharagama in Colombo's outer suburbs to hear nationalist speeches by the group's monks.

The leaders called for a boycott of halal meat and demanded shops clear their stocks by April, the AFP news agency reports.

Youth activists at the rally wore T-shirts denouncing the Muslim halal method of slaughtering animals to eat.

The group's secretary-general, Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara, told the crowds that "only monks can save this race", referring to Sinhalese.

He claimed that Christian and Muslim extremists were threatening Buddhists, and said hundreds of monks were ready to fight. "Our country is a Sinhalese one and we are its unofficial police," he said.



The group has denied being anti-minority, and has dissociated itself from the recent attacks on Muslim and Christian targets.

But one member of the group, Dilanthe Withanage, accused "some" unnamed countries of "funding Christian fundamentalists as well as Muslim fundamentalists" in Sri Lanka.

Both Muslims and Christians deny promoting extremism in Sri Lanka, our correspondent reports.

President Mahinda Rajapakse has called on monks not to incite religious hatred and violence, but one opposition politician told the BBC that "the situation is very bad".

"Any moment, the ethnic riot will start between Sinhalese and Muslims," said Mujeebur Rahuman of the opposition United National Party.

"They are now working freely. Nobody is talking about this organisation and the government is not trying to stop their activities."

The Buddhist Sinhalese make up three-quarters of Sri Lanka's 20 million population.

Muslims constitute about 10% and have generally had good relations with the Sinhalese majority.

Source: BBC News Asia

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

This week CCN recommends


Return of a King: The battle of Afghanistan


William Dalrymple




From the prizewinning historian, a masterly retelling of the first Afghan war, perhaps the West's greatest imperial disaster in the East: an important parable of neocolonial ambition and cultural collision, folly, and hubris.


With access to previously untapped primary sources, William Dalrymple gives us the most immediate and comprehensive account we have had of the spectacular first battle for Afghanistan.


We see the British invade the remote kingdom in 1839, reestablishing Shah Shuja on the throne—this time as their puppet—and ushering in a period of conflict still unresolved today.


We see the Afghan people rise to the call for jihad against the foreign occupiers in 1841, poorly equipped tribesmen routing an entire army of what was then the most powerful military nation in the world: more than eighteen thousand British troops retreated from Kabul through treacherous mountain passes, and only one man made it through to Jellalabad.


Dalrymple illuminates the similarities between what the British faced in Afghanistan nearly two centuries ago, and what NATO faces there today.


The Return of a King is both the definitive analysis of the first Afghan war and a work of stunning topicality.


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Then simply email the title and author to


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KB says: This recipe must go down as the shortest one I have presented here in CCN. But it takes nothing away from a deliciously refreshing combination of savoury and sweet that I have Safia Casoojee to thank for.

 Watermelon and Feta Salad





½ a seedless watermelon cut into small squares

1 cup of Danish Feta cheese squares
1 large red onion, finely sliced



Mix all the above ingredients together and serve 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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*Not warming up or cooling down before and after a workout:
It is very important to prepare muscles for the workout ahead – warming up will do this. Just a light jog on the spot, etc. before a run is better than going straight into your run or workout…
Slowing down your pace a few minutes before finishing will allow your heart rate to come down and breathing to slow.

*Not stretching after a workout:
Stretching allows the muscles to recover after a workout, so make sure to take your time stretching/lengthening muscles after every workout.

*Poor form:
Not lifting weights correctly is a common pitfall. Never sacrifice technique for weight.

*Consistently doing the same type of exercises:
Mix it up every so often for quicker results.

*Poor diet:
Nutrition is very important - Ratio: 30% exercise to 70% diet
If you want results and enough energy to get you through the day and your workout routine, start eating lean and training mean.

*Ignoring resistance training:
Women have this fear of bulking up – so they don’t want to lift weights. Train for muscle endurance (lower weights and higher repetitions). You’ll get stronger, not bigger.







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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Jalallaludin bought his very first car, a brand new BMW 3 Series, from a BMW dealership in Bahrain but the next day he called the showroom to complain that his car won't work at night.

He went into a lengthy explanation with an increasingly incredulous receptionist on how the car would move very well during the day but not an inch at night.

“When I put the lever in position D during the day, all is well. But at night when I move the gear into N nothing happens. Even worse, when I try to go into R to race other cars I keep driving into the vehicles behind me.”

It is reported that the receptionist is still recovering from falling off her chair with laughter after the penny finally dropped on her.


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Allah! There is no god but He: of a surety He will gather you together against the Day of Judgment, about which there is no doubt. And whose word can be truer than Allah's?
Surah An-Nisaa 4:87


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 Worry is interest paid, on a debt that may never be due.

~ Anon


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By Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat

“Help-My Coriander Never Does Well!”

Coriander, the most fragrant of herbs is also among the most challenging to grow successfully. The greatest difficulty is bolting which occurs when a hot spell causes the plant to send up it’s seeding stem which comes up the middle rather rapidly. When this happens, the plant stops producing aromatic leaves and quickly goes to seed.

Coriander can be grown in a container but the results are never as good. These container specimens were successfully grown last season and the middle plants were germinated later to ensure a constant supply.



* Soil must be free-draining and rich in manure/compost.

* Use seed from previous season’s best plants.
* If grown in a container, water more frequently.

* Apply a foliar feed of fish emulsion weekly.
* Pinch off the seeding stem immediately.

* Seeds from Indian spice shop packs usually bolt quickly.
* Select a position which is protected from direct sun during the hottest 3 hours.

* Mulch to avoid temperature extremes.

The prime growing time in Brisbane is right now through to sowing in September. Germinate a dozen plants every 3 weeks to ensure a healthy supply.


Nothing beats the aroma of freshly picked coriander.


Vegetable Garden for the World

Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat

Organic and heirloom gardening



Need an answer to a gardening related matter?


Send your question to our Runcorn gardening guru

Mumtaz-Ahmed Esat at aesat.56@gmail.com.


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

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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Seeker's Point Brisbane 23 and 24 February
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12 March



NRSA Seminar & Workshop

Muslim Business Network

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0422 191 675

6pm for 6.30pm

13 March


Morning Tea

The NEW Sister's House

0430 589 383


16 March


Pakistan Day Celebration & Dinner

Pakistan Australian Cultural Association (PACA)

Islamic College of Brisbane Multi-Purpose Hall

0413 140 610 


16 & 17 March

Sat & Sun

Tafseer Surah Taha - the Chronicles of Moses

AlKauthar Institute

Griffith University Nathan Campus


8am  to 6.45pm

28 March


Lecture: True Love by Bilal Dannoun

Khalil Abu Khawla

Ummah United Centre, 3 Harris Rd, Underwood

0425 811 150

7pm to 10pm

29 March


Lecture - Fiqh of Marriage by Bilal Dannoun

Khalil Abu Khawla

Ummah United Centre, 3 Harris Rd, Underwood

0425 811 150

9am to 12pm

6 April


3rd Annual AMYN Islamic Convention: Bonds of Attraction



Sunnah Inspirations



9am to 6pm

5 May


International Food Festival 2013

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

11 May


Sisters' House Fund Raising Dinner & Auction

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0431 747 356


18 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


26 May


CresWalk 2013


Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


2 June


QLD Nasheed Competition

Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ)


0402 575 410


6 June



Lailatul Mehraj

9 June


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB)

0402 794 253

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16 June


Inter-Madrassah Soccer Tournament

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

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24 June



Lailatul Bhahraat

11 July


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5 August



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8 August



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9 August




17 August


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Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

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28 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

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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


Venue: Algester Mosque
When: Every Tuesday Morning
Time: 9:30am to 11am
Teacher: Imam Aslam Al Qadri
1st topic: Understanding Hijab and it's significance in Islam/ Implementing the sunnah in everyday life, eg the sunnah of eating, sleeping, interaction with people socially etc etc.......

For any further information please contact me on 0433552409 or ladies can contact Shakira Ayoob on 0449800205.

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: Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 13 June
Wednesday 20 November

Commencing at 6.00pm (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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Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

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