Sunday, 31 March 2013

 Newsletter 0438





Coming Up on Q&A tomorrow on Easter Monday on ABC TV:

Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge
Imam, Dr Mohamad Abdalla
Buddhist nun, The Venerable Robina Courtin
Comedian and atheist, Josh Thomas
Jewish singer songwriter Deborah Conway

Associate Professor Abdalla is the Founding Director of the Griffith University Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) and Director of the Queensland node of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (NCEIS).

Dr Abdalla is a member of the Council of Imams of Queensland, the peak Islamic body in QLD; the Vice-President of Australia branch of Al-Azhar University Office; and a member of the advisory board to the Hon. Glen Elmes MP, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier.

He has served as the Chairperson of the Queensland Government Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG, and as the Vice-president and spokesperson for the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC), Australia's leading Islamic religious organisation.

In 2008, Dr Abdalla was one of 1000 Australians invited by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to Australia 2020 Summit. Dr Abdalla is an active member of the QLD Muslim community and after 9/11 and the burning of his local Mosque led a reconciliation strategy leading to a successful initiative of building bridges of understanding between the Islamic and Australian communities.

He is also an academic and a public intellectual with a host of publications in the field of Islam and science, media, intimate partner violence, democracy, and Sharia Law. He lives in Brisbane with his Irish background wife, Peta, and son Abdul Jaleel.


Read more about the other panellists.



Watch Q&A 9.35pm on ABC 1, live 9.35pm AEDT on ABC News 24 or stream it on the ABC website http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/

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A new initiative has just been established from Brisbane called AlUstaadh ONLINE, a learning management platform that will enable teachers of Islamic/madressah courses to establish their courses and course content online and to interact and collaborate with their students over the Internet.


AlUstaadh ONLINE aims to provide free and readily available access to quality Islamic education, knowledge and practice that is supported by technology and tools that enhance teaching, learning and engagement.

It aims to provide an online learning and teaching environment for teachers, mualims and mualimas to develop, present and maintain their course materials and resources that will support, enhance and stimulate their students’ learning.

To get a feel for the potential of this platform, CCN readers are being given the opportunity to experience the site first hand:


1. Go to http://www.alustaadh.com/ 
2. Click on the link to enter the online learning site
3. Click on the AlUstaadh Online 101 course link
4. Log in using
         a. Username: u13003
         b. Password:
5. And you’re in!
6. Explore the links, video sample and try the quiz.
7. Post a message/question/suggestion/thoughts to the discussion forum

8. If you would like to formally enrol in this course, email info@alustaadh.com with your first name, last name and email address to join in the discussion and learn how you can benefit from the platform as a teaching and learning tool.

A formal launch is planned soon and there will be training workshops on using the site.


If you would like to be invited to the launch or have any enquiries please email info@alustaadh.com.

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The nikah of Jibran, son of Mohammed and Rahila Siddique and Shereen, daughter of Abdul Karim (Dado) and Safiyya Sacur was performed at the Algester Mosque on Friday 22 March.


The bridal reception was held on Sunday 24 March at the Links Hope Island.


(l to r) Mrs. Ruxana Osman, Mrs. Dhurdana Hussein, Mrs. Farida Kassim, Mr. Aboo Kassam and Ms. Nikki Wynn


The Algester Women’s Auxiliary hosted a luncheon for over 200 clients and staff of the Multicultural Development Association (MDA) on 28 March.

“The meal was delicious and the clients were thrilled. It was such a wonderful opportunity that the Women’s Auxillary provided and was so warmly received by our clients," Ms Naseema Mustapha of MDA told CCN.

MDA's Social Inclusion Activities and Settlement Lifeskills Coordinator, Ms Nikki Wynn said: "These women had heard about the asylum seeker situation and the work MDA is doing with people and they wanted to help in some way. This made all our clients feel very special and valued. What a stunning example of community. Thank you to Naseema and the Islamic Women’s Auxiliary for making it happen."

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The Queensland African Communities Council (QACC) constituted an Advisory Board to provide an expert consultative mechanism to allow the QACC to work towards the socio-economic needs of the African communities residing in Queensland.


It will help the QACC formulate advocacy policy and strategies to improve the participation of African communities and individuals, address the challenges facing new arrivals and enhance their social and economic integration and help develop a self-sustainable community capable of participating in and contributing to an inclusive society.


(l to r) QACC Advisory Board Members: Ms Abi Zrobok, Dr Mustafa Ally, Ms Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mr. Abdi Hersi (Board Chairman), Ms Sallymatu Kuyateh, and Mr. Benjamin Agyare


Other Board members are Mr. David Bilal, Dr Helen Tumusiime and Mr. Tom Ogwang.

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The five finalists for the Queensland chapter of the Barista Championships were announced on Wednesday and Raihaan Esat of Runcorn received news that he had qualified.


He will spend much of Easter touching up on his knowledge and skills before the five contestants face a panel of judges on Wednesday 10 April.

The competition will be tough more so because the current Australian champion Tim Adams is a Queenslander and he is again participating this year. Last year he finished a creditable 13th as Australia’s representative in the world championship.

Raihaan was full of praise and appreciation to members of the community for their support.


To view the finalists for each state as well as details for the next round click on this link http://www.baristar.com.au/articles.

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School report 

On Wednesday, 21st March the Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) celebrated Harmony Day at the college.

The day provided opportunities for the students to embrace the many things that make them special and to share those things they have in common.


The students came in their traditional attire and brought traditional foods to share with each other.

The sense of belonging, acceptance and understanding of others was promoted throughout the day.

Harmony Day has been celebrated at AIIC for the past 10 years. The students, staff and parents recognise the day as a way to celebrate the positive aspects of living in a multicultural, diverse country.

A program was held at the morning assembly with a talk by the college captain and vice-captain, a few classroom presentations, nasheeds as well as a poster presentation by the year 4 students.

Food sampling and tasting was the highlight of the day!

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Pupils of the Emerald Christian College, a co-educational independent college from the town of  Emerald in the Central Highlands district of Central Queensland, visited the Kuraby Mosque during the week to learn about Islamic beliefs and rituals.


Students from the college have been visiting the Mosque every year for the past seven years.

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The Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ) has launched a creating art project that seeks to use art as a universal tool of communication to address some of the current misunderstandings and conflict between communities and  cultures.


The project will target young people from a wide range of cultures and religions across Logan City.


Mr Magdy Shiha (pictured left at work), who specialises in digital art, graphic and visual art, has been engaged to direct the project.


"Young people are the generation of our future. It is through influencing their understanding and perceptions that we have the capacity to mobilise a generation that has a new aspect and healthy appreciation and understanding of what multiculturalism should be," Mr. Shiha, project coordinator and director, told CCN.


Mr. Shiha will run a series of workshops with young people that seek to document (through stories, drawings and interactive media) an understanding of their culture, how they came to live here, their dreams and hopes and personal stories.

The young people will also be involved in putting together an e-magazine and video to upload on YouTube that will ensure that this information is conveyed to young people across Australia and the Nation.

The objectives of the project are to:

1. Document through art, stories and digital media, the personal stories and dreams and visions of our multicultural youth

2. Broaden the minds of young people to create an understanding and acceptance of different cultures and religions

3. Utilise electronic media to redesign, reshape and re-establish modern views and to promote integration of different cultures


Outcomes of the project will include:

1. An E-magazine which is an interactive media for the ipad or computer. The magazine has content that is both educational and entertaining.

2. A digital video portraying different cultural groups working together in workshops to produce the products as a well as a visual portray of what multiculturalism means to this generation.


Young people from across the Logan and Brisbane regions will be targeted and the project workshops will take place between 29 April to 31 May.



Call 3208 6333 or email art.shiha@hotmail.com for more information.

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The Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) building process in Melbourne is on schedule and the Leighton team are working hard to achieve lock up stage before Melbourne's winter arrives.


According to Moustafa Fahour the building completion is estimated to be at the end of November 2013 with a potential launch soon after.


"This quarter's most exciting building milestone was the assembling of the roof and structure of the building," said Mr Fahour.



While the IMA is on target to open late 2013 the organizers are facing a shortfall for the final building costs. They have been fortunate to have had support from donors like the Australian Federal Government, State Government, Habtoor Leightons Group, Etihad Airways and ANZ Bank.

As part of our fundraising, IMA is offering interested parties the opportunity to purchase a Limited Edition name plaque on the front row of the IMA Theatrette for $10,000. The first two have already been purchased by the United Arab Emirates Embassy and AmBank Malaysia, and there are only 14 remaining. If anyone is interested, you can click here for more information.


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The Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations (FAIR) announced the launch of its new website islamate.org.au.

The website is designed to give young people an alternate and engaging viewpoint about Islam in the Australian context.

Kuranda Seyit, Executive Director of FAIR told CCN, “This site gives Australian Muslim youth two opportunities, one, to learn that Islam is a religion of moderation and tolerance; and two, that Islam has been in Australia for over 400 years and Muslims contributed significantly throughout the building of this nation.”

The website takes the approach that Australian Islam has developed over 150 years in Australia. Starting with the Afghan cameleers in the 1860’s, up to the 1970’s when a new generation of Aussie Mossies, mostly born here, developed a unique blend of Australian pragmatism and honesty combined with values of mateship, hospitality and humour, encased in Islamic teachings.

There are Aussie Sheikhs answering common questions about Islam, Aussie descendants of the Afghan cameleers telling their stories and just lots of Aussie Mossies who are very similar to the average Australian, engaging with the viewer.

“Hopefully, this will give young people a sense of understanding that as Australian Muslims we have a different approach to Islam than what we see in Pakistan or the Middle East and just like the Afghan cameleers, present day Muslims have a lot to offer this country.” Mr Seyit added.

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This week's nasheed is brought to you by the organizers of the Queensland Nasheed Competition (click on left thumbnail for more details) to help you get your vocal and lyrical juices flowing.


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Dear Editor,

Thank you for putting our request for contacts for our Saudi families in last week's CCN.

I have already received promising responses, which is great.

I will be drawing the students’ attention to your website in the next meeting with their team leaders. It is certainly very comprehensive, and I’ve already found it helpful.


Judi Tenison-Woods
Student Services Officer

Aviation Australia

Dear Editor,

Please pass on my sincere thank you to Imam Imraan Husain, Secretary of CIQ, who responded on behalf of CIQ Imams. I humbly thank both you as editor for being willing to publish my letter and Imam Husain for replying so sincerely and so eloquently. This is yet another example of why I converted to Islam. Thank you.

It is such a blessing to have been able to see the issue acknowledged in your e-newsletter, plus a very warm response from Imam Husain. I hope that those people who have caused this concern in the first place read both the letter and the response. I deliberately chose not to name the events or the Imams because they know in their hearts where they have slipped up and will try to do better moving forward. I do not subscribe to naming and shaming, I would rather appeal to the heart and humanity of people and hopefully see the blessing of improvement.

The dear friend that I referred to in my initial letter attended an event in Boonah a couple of weeks ago. He was representing Sufis at an Interfaith forum held by the Eremos Society. As mentioned in my previous letter my friend is of Scottish extraction and before the event began he had a conversation with a delightful woman, also of Scottish heritage. As he was unpacking his oud she asked him what the instrument was and being keen to share, he explained what an oud was and that he was going to be playing Sufi music for the program. She asked first about Sufism and consequently about Islam. She was completely shocked to learn that he was a Muslim, as she figured someone who had the same colouring and accent as herself would be of the same religion.

What astounded my friend was her next comment: "When I joined the Interfaith study group I thought it was just to get Catholics, Protestants and Anglicans talking together."

The problem of isolationism is certainly not monopolised by the Islamic community. There are still plenty of people who have no experience outside of their own community and it is by extending our hands and hearts in friendship and dialogue that we enrich not only our own lives, but the lives of others.

Again, I am deeply, deeply appreciative of both the publication of my concerns and the sincere response.

With deepest respect,

Julieanne Hupalo


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Pope washes prisoners' feet in Easter first   

ROME: Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 young offenders including two girls and two Muslims at a Rome prison in an unprecedented version of an ancient Easter ritual, seen as part of efforts to bring the Catholic Church closer to those in need.

The pope knelt down, washing and kissing the young prisoners' feet in the first Holy Thursday ceremony of its kind performed by a pontiff in prison, and the first to include women and Muslims.

"Whoever is the most high up must be at the service of others," Francis said at the mass in the Casal del Marmo youth prison, a fortnight after being elected Latin America's first pope.

"I do this with all my heart because it is my duty as a priest, as a bishop. I have to be at your service. I love doing it because this is what the Lord has taught me," the 76-year-old said.

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said many of the participants broke down in tears at the ceremony, which was open only to Vatican media. One young man had to be replaced at the last moment because he was too overcome with emotion.

Source: The Australian

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KB says: It's the holiday weekend and you deserve to indulge just a tiny bit, right?

Here is a fancy baked potato that is fun to make and fun to eat too. It is full of butter, cheese and creamy deliciousness as well. Don't blame this on our guest-chef-of-the-week, Aakifah Suleman, who was, I am told, simply acting on a brother-in-law's request.

 Hasselback Potato





1. 2 very large potatoes
2. 100g garlic butter – grated and place in the freezer to prevent it from melting
3. 100g parmesan cheese – thinly sliced
60ml cream
4. 60g cheese
5. Salt
6. Crushed chilli flakes - optional
7. Sour cream – optional



1. Preheat the oven to 200c.
2. Scrub the potatoes clean.
3. Using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato, being sure to stop before you reach its bottom. (Tip – place the handle of a wooden spoon alongside the potato when slicing so it prevents you from cutting to the bottom)
4. Next, open the potatoes’ crevices and place the Parmesan and butter in it, alternating between the two.
5. Transfer the potatoes onto an oiled baking sheet and drizzle a little oil on top of the potatoes.
6. Season with salt and chillie flakes. You can be quite generous with the salt.
7. Bake for 60mins
8. After about 45 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Drizzle cream over the top and top with grated cheese any cheese you like – but I prefer a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
9. Return the baking sheet to the oven for the last 15 minutes.
10. You can serve with a dollop of sour cream


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, please tell me why I get so exhausted on the days I go to gym? Instead of feeling energised I feel tired, help…

A: Well you're right, after working out you should feel energised.


One problem might be that you're not getting enough protein and not eating as healthy as you should be.


Make the time to refuel your body after a workout because it will affect your whole day if you don’t.

Also be sure that you stay well hydrated. Before, after and during your workout.

Not getting a good night’s sleep is another reason your body might be rebelling after a workout. Try to get at least eight hours of z’s a night, hard as it is these days..

Remember too that you need a rest day after a weight session so your muscles can recover in time for the next workout. NJOY!







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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One day Mula Nasruddin went to the Arab Bank in Jeddah with a large bag full of money.


Mula Nasruddin insisted on speaking to the president of the Bank in order to open a savings account because, he said, he had a lot of money.

After much discussion an employee took Mula Nasruddin to the office of the president, who also happened to be a member of the royal family.

The president of the Bank asked Mula Nasruddin how much he wanted to deposit.

He said US$250,000.

Curious, he asked Mula Nasruddin how he had saved such a large sum of money.

Mula Nasruddin said he made bets.

The president, quite surprised, asked: “Which kind of bets?”

Mula Nasruddin said: “For example, I bet you $25,000 that you can't wriggle your toes”.

The president started to laugh and pointed out that this kind of bet was impossible to win!

Mula Nasruddin replied: “Would you like to make a bet?”

“Certainly”, answered the president, “I can guarantee you that I can wriggle my toes”.

Mula Nasruddin said to him:

“Given the size of the bet, I’ll come back tomorrow at 10am with my lawyer as a witness, if it’s alright with you”.

“No problem” said the president.

That evening, the president became very nervous about the bet and spent a long time in front of his mirror examining his toes, turning them in all directions, again and again, in order to make sure that his toes could be wriggled and therefore be sure to win this bet.

On the next day, 10am sharp, the Mula Nasruddin arrived with his lawyer at the office of the president.

The president then removed his shoes and wriggled his toes so that Mula Nasruddin and his lawyer could see everything.

Mula Nasruddin came closer and asked him if he could touch them.

“Of course please do!” said the president, given the fact that there was so much money involved, “you must be 100% sure.”

Mula Nasruddin, smiling, started to do so.

The president looked up to see the lawyer banging his head against the wall.

He asked Mula Nasruddin “What is he doing?”

Mula Nasruddin answered: “It’s probably because I bet him $100,000 that around 10am today, I would be holding the toes of the president of the Arab Bank in my hands!”


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Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. 
Surah Al-Baqarah 2:155


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 If while climbing a tree you insist on going beyond the top,

the earth will be waiting for you.  

~ African Proverb


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Events and Functions

Bonds of Attraction 6 April ISGC 5th International Food Festival 5 May Sisters' House Fund Raising Dinner 11 May Healthy Living with Crescents of Brisbane 18 May Rotary Club Fund Raiser24 May Queensland Nasheed Competition 2 June ICB FETE 2013  9 June World Refugee Days 6/8/9/23 June AlKauthar Pillars of Mercy 23 June 2013


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Al Imdaad Foundation Fund Raiser for Mali Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten IWAQ ART PROJECT 29 April to 31 May Classes for CALD
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6 April


3rd Annual AMYN Islamic Convention: Bonds of Attraction



Sunnah Inspirations

Lecture Theatre 206 Steele Building 03, UQ St Lucia Campus


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

19 May


ICQ Annual Qur'an Competition

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


19 May


Karawatha Family Fun Day

Karawatha Ward Office & Brisbane City Council

Karawatha Forest


All day

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

All day

16 June


Inter-Madrassah Soccer Tournament

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


23 June


The Pillars of Mercy: The Fiqh of Zakat & Ramadan

Al Kauthar Institute of Brisbane




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

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


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

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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)
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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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