Sunday, 28 July 2013

 Newsletter 0455




Parliament House


The Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS) held its annual iftar dinner at Parliament House recently. It was co-hosted by Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes and Shadow Minister Desley Scott. There were over 140 attendees comprising business, religious and cultural leaders, academics, media representatives and the QPS.


The MC for the night was Mr. David Curnow from the ABC and the keynote speaker was Dr Asmi Wood.

Amongst the awards presented were the Public Service Award to Mr. John Mickel (former speaker of the House), the Community Leadership Award to Imam Ahmed Abu Gazaleh, the Interfaith Dialogue Award to Dr Brian Adams of the Griffith Multi-faith Centre, and the Media Award to ABC online editor Mr Scott Stephens.

"The attendees were most impressed with the organization and aim of the Ifthaar dinner," a spokesperson for QIS told CCN.



Gold Coast Mosque


Friday night's ifthaar was hosted by the Bond University Staff; Saturday's by the United Arab Emirates' Ambassador and Red Crescents; and tonight's (Sunday) will be hosted by the Bosnian community and an opportunity to raise funds for the Rochedale Mosque.


Over 1200 people attended the ifthaar sponsored by the UAE Embassy


(l to r) Hon.Stuart Robert (Federal MP Fadden), Faisal Al-Mazrouei (UAE Embassy) and Hussin Baba (ISGC-Secreatry)

(l to r) Snr.Sergeant William Lythgo, Inspector Damien Crosby, Acting Deputy Commisioner Peter Barron,
Faisal Al-Mazrouei (UAE Embassy), Hussin Goss, Hussain Baba, Ruhul Amin, Athar Shah, Tony Naji,
Abbas Khokhar
and Superintendent Paul Ziebarth


Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)








The annual IWAQ ifthaar was held at the Michael's Oriental Restaurant and sponsored by the UAE Ambassador and Red Crescents.

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Bald Hills Mosque congregation raised over $6000, thanks to the support of Imam Junaid and Br Mahmud and his committee.

The Holland Park Mosque mussalies raise around $35,000, thanks to Imam Uzair and Br Ismail Cajee and his committee.

Br Hafeez Hassan collected over $12,000 from Wollongong Mosque and the assistance of Br Hassan, Imam A Rahman, Dr Mounir, Dr Habibullah, Dr Shafiq and the rest of the committee is acknowledged.

"Muslims in Toowoomba are very encouraged by the level of ongoing support of their brothers and sisters in faith in Brisbane and Wollongong. Jazak Allah Khair to everyone," Prof Shahjahan Khan told CCN. "We feel the project is more close to a success now than any time before, Alhamdulillah."

To date $435,000 has been raised towards the target of $925,000 which is almost at the half way mark.

Next Friday (2 August) fundraising is scheduled in the Gold Coast and West End Mosques.

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Panellists: Magda Szubanski, Actress and Comedian; Kate Ellis, Minister for Employment Participation; Josh Frydenberg, Liberal Member for Kooyong; Peter Shergold, Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney; and Shahzad Akbar, Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer.


Shahzad Akbar is a leading human rights lawyer from Pakistan. His chief field of expertise is investigating US drone attacks in Waziristan.

Shahzad qualified as a barrister in England and is enrolled as a practising advocate with the Punjab Bar Council. From 2004-08 he worked as Special Prosecutor with the National Accountability Bureau in Pakistan, prosecuting public office holders in Geneva, Madrid and London for corruption and money laundering. In 2008 he joined a leading practice, Farooq Law Associates, as resident partner in their Islamabad office. Since 2011 he has headed the Foundation for Fundamental Rights (FFR).

Shahzad’s conversion to human rights practice took place in 2010 when he started representing the civilian drone victim families from Pakistan's North Waziristan. This made him the first lawyer to challenge US-led drone warfare in Pakistan which has killed more than 3000 people since 2004, mostly citizens of Pakistan. FFR's campaign against drone attacks in Pakistan challenges this program. Shahzad represents the growing number of victims’ families from Waziristan in Pakistani courts.

Shahzad has been teaching human rights law at the Islamic International University in Islamabad intermittently since 2004.

In his spare time he likes to cook, sin, read and day dream.

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Burka Avenger is the first animated Pakistani television series to be produced in Pakistan. The show was conceived by popstar Aaron Haroon Rashid and features a heroine teacher who disguises herself in a burqa and uses her martial arts skills to defend her school from villains using a martial art called Takht Kabaddi, which uses books and pens as weapons. The series is intended to provide a positive role model for girls in the face of the Taliban's opposition to female education. The Urdu language series is scheduled to begin airing in August 2013.

Burka Avenger is set in the fictional town of Halwapur in northern Pakistan. The main characters include three children, twins Ashu and Immu, their friend Mooli (named for the radish), his pet goat Golu, Jiya/the Burka Avenger (voiced by Ainy Jaffri), the villainous magician Baba Bandook (voiced by Hamza Ali Abbasi), and Vadero Pajero, the corrupt Mayor of Halwapur. Kabbadi Jan, Jiya's adopted father, taught her Takht Kabaddi, a martial art that involves throwing pens and books.

Series producers Unicorn Black made use of 3D computer graphics for the show's thirteen episodes. Episodes feature music from artists such as Ali Zafar, Ali Azmat, and JoSH, as well as Haroon. Rapper Adil Omar and Haroon released a music video featuring the Burka Avenger called "Don't Mess With the Lady in Black." Unicorn Black also produced an iPhone game and a musical album including songs from the series is in production.

A screening of the first episode was held on March 25, 2013 for children at the SOS Village Islamabad.

Asked about the choice to clad the superheroine in a burqa, Haroon replied "It's not a sign of oppression. She is using the burqa to hide her identity like other superheroes. Since she is a woman, we could have dressed her up like Catwoman or Wonder Woman, but that probably wouldn't have worked in Pakistan."


Burka Avenger Trailer (English)  

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The Islamic Society of Algester holds a fundraising BBQ every Saturday night of Ramadan after taraweeh salaat.


They start serving from about 8:30pm and the meal deal, which includes chips and a drink, costs only $10.


You can choose from either a steak roll, T-bone steak or chicken.


The boys have it ready very quickly so people can also come in and order to take away for the family if they don't want to sit and eat it there.


All are most welcome


With only ONE Saturday plan to make the most of this offer.

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An alleged food contamination scare involving one of Australia’s favourite foods has exposed a One Nation candidate’s anti-Muslim campaign.

A jar of Nestle coffee was found with its seal broken and a sticker saying "Beware! Halal food funds terrorists" in aisle four of Woolworths supermarket at Underwood, south of Brisbane, earlier this month.

Two tins of Milo, also produced by Nestle, were found with the same stickers but the seals were not broken.

The supermarket immediately alerted Queensland Health and police which launched a joint investigation.

Scientific tests by Queensland Health found that while the seal was broken there was nothing to indicate it had been deliberately damaged.

The tests also found the coffee had not been contaminated.

The police investigation culminated in the arrest of a 27-year-old Kingston woman who will front the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday charged with one count of product contamination.

A basic internet search of the stickers found on the Nestle products shows it can be purchased from Restore Australia whose CEO is Mike Holt, the One Nation Party’s candidate for the federal seat of Fairfax.

Mr Holt, who co-founded the organisation and is based on the Sunshine Coast, said on the website Restore Australia was a non-political organisation wanting to restore power to the people.



While Mr Holt defended his website today to 7News, the head of Queensland’s Muslim community said he was left "speechless" and condemned the website.

Islamic Council of Queensland president Mohammed Yusuf called on One Nation to disendorse Mr Holt as a candidate.

Mr Yusuf said claims that sales from Halal food funded terrorism were baseless.

Within hours of Queensland police arresting a woman, Restore Australia posted an appeal on Facebook asking for the name of lawyers who might help her for free.

"Nestle has decided to fight back against our anti-halal sticker campaign by having a 19-year-old girl in Brisbane arrested for 'product tampering'. Alleging that she put an anti-Halal sticker on one of their jars of coffee and then opened it," Restore Australia said.

"Nestle has just... shot themselves in the foot. Instead of doing the right thing and stop selling us out to Islam, they have decided to pick on a young woman and take her to court."

The Facebook page also said the woman had allegedly denied putting the sticker on the jar
Halal signifies food has been prepared in accordance with Islamic Law. Thousands of products sold in Australia are certified.

The supermarket the woman targeted is in an area with a large Muslim population.

While the organisation claims it welcomes immigrants including Muslims, it also sells 'Ban Islam' stickers and contained inciteful comments such as "every time you buy Halal food you are helping buy a bullet that may kill one of our troops".

"We have welcomed all comers, including the latest surge of immigrants from Islamic countries. However, many Australians are beginning to regret accepting the Islamic influx. The Muslim people in general are friendly and willing to integrate. Unfortunately, a small section of Islamic hard line radicals are spoiling that image for the majority," the website states.

"The biggest problem for many Aussies is the growing number of products that now carry the Halal logo, or that are certified Halal. Products that are not even processed or eaten now carry the Halal certification. And we are asking why?," according to the site.

His candidate's Facebook page, which is linked to the One Nation Party website as well as Restore Australia, has a post claiming One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson will launch his election campaign on August 5.

The Restore Australia website states the money raised from the sale of the stickers – three sheets for $10.94 from within Australia and $17.44 for international orders – will help cover the costs of his election campaign.

Mr Holt said fighting Halal certification will help him get into Parliament and table a bill to amend laws given Australian power to start referendums as opposed to politicians.

"The Australian people should be able to vote in a referendum on whether we want to pay a Halal tax or not," according to the website.

"Plaster the anti-Halal stickers everywhere and help educate Aussies about the creeping attack on our food supply. Get the word out on the street. Stick these striking stickers on shop windows, shop shelves, bus stops, on community noticeboards, in shops, outside shops, on buses... anywhere people will see them. Let’s get people thinking. Aussies need to be aware of the creeping Islamization of our nation... and Halal certification is just one of the weapons they are using against us," according to the Restore Australia.

However at the bottom of the webpage where you can purchase stickers, there is the following disclaimer:

"Please place these stickers responsibly. Do not place them on food as that could be considered depriving the shop of a sale and you could be charged with theft. Do not tamper with food items. Penalties may apply."



The crime occurred during Ramadan - the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.

Mr Yusuf said the Islamic Council of Queensland will look at Mr Holt’s website and Facebook to see what action they will take.

"We are speechless, what do we say about this. There is so much misconception about Halal... it is a simple question of us meeting our religious rights, just like the Jewish community," he told 7News.

"We are doing our best to make people understand this process... however people are trying to get political mileage out of this and are trying to inflame the issue at election time," he said.

"(I) absolutely condemn it in the sense it is highly inappropriate to make these sort of statements when they are not true... the money raised from Halal is funding terrorism is a totally baseless statement," Mr Yusuf said.

Mr Holt told 7News that he stood by his website and that Muslims were 'forcing a Halal tax on us' through certification and the funds raised money for terrorism overseas.

He said he had 'probably sold' more than a thousand sheets of sticks in Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Switzerland.

"I’m married to a Thai (woman), how could I be a racist?" he said.

In response to Mr Yusuf’s comments, Mr Holt said, "I hope he stays speechless. He hasn’t got a leg to stand on. We are not fighting against the people. We do not want Islam in Australia".

Nestle and Woolworths could not be reached for comment.




Source: 7News 

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When Mary Met Mohammad
Australian documentary
Reviewed by David Costello


THE escalation of refugee boat arrivals has reduced Australia’s border crisis to raw numbers and jargon. Amid all the talk of TPVs, offshore processing and regional solutions, we often lose sight of the fact that asylum seekers are individuals with dreams and aspirations and compelling stories to tell.

From my experience, it is clear that anyone who takes the time to sit and talk to a Rohingya fleeing ethnic bloodshed in Myanmar or a Tamil escaping military persecution in Sri Lanka is likely to be more sympathetic to their plight.

This message illuminates When Mary met Mohammad, a modest and charming documentary from Hobart filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick who tracks the unlikely friendship between an elderly Tasmanian widow and a Hazara refugee from Pakistan.

The film opens with footage from a public meeting where protesters vent their anger over the opening in 2011 of the Pontville Detention Centre in a quiet rural area on Hobart’s northern outskirts. Some speakers fear that their children will no longer be safe.

Mary, who is a devout Christian and a member of a knitting group in nearby Brighton, also has strongly negative views on Muslim asylum seekers, regarding them as a pack of ``heathens’’ and ``cowards’’ for leaving the war zone where Australian Diggers are sacrificing their lives.


She is an affable battler who has worked in seasonal jobs around Australia and a woman with a lived-in face and firm views.

While Mary does not want to knit beanies for the detainees, she is curious to see the supposedly ``luxurious’’ conditions in Pontville. During her first visit to the facility, she and her companions are quickly won over by the humble and polite refugees. In particular, Mary takes a shine to Mohammad, who has fled the Quetta ghetto in western Pakistan after the Taliban killed his brothers and threatened the family business. He has travelled by boat to Australia with the aim of bringing his wife and young child to safety as well and is distraught because they are in grave danger.

As the friendship develops, there are complications. Pontville inmates go on a hunger strike over slow processing of claims and Mary joins a pensioner bus trip where her friends voice harsh criticism of refugees.

Eventually Mohammad is released and we see his face for the first time. He and Mary visit the Hobart Botanical Gardens and then go on a weekend trip with Joy, another member of the fishing group. This is the chance for the women to really understand the life of a refugee.

The central characters have a strong support group. Emily and Clarisa are young professional women and strong advocates for the refugees. Other voices of reason are Pontville Mayor Tony Foster and Anglican priest Kaye Paice. But it is Mary’s warm smile and common sense and Mohammad’s dignified and gentle demeanour that make the greatest impression.

For her part, Kirkpatrick takes an effective and gentle approach. Her narration is calm and she does not seek to ridicule those who denigrate the refugees. After all, these are ordinary people with their own insecurities, challenges and fears. When Mary’s friends repeat rumours that the refugees have greater welfare payments than Australians, the filmmaker responds with the official figures which show this to be untrue.

This warm and humble film asks us to make our own connections to asylum seekers in our community.

Amid growing rancour and polarisation over refugee issues, this is something worth considering.



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Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed (centre) and Mr. Moukhles Salah (left) discussing domestic and international issues facing the Muslim community with Federal Member for Moreton, Mr Graham Perrett MP

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Believing Women for a Culture of Peace invites interested photographers
to enter a photographic competition for the 2013 International Day of Peace.


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A few months ago, the Algester Mosque catering team prepared meals for 250 asylum seekers to partake in at MDA (Multicultural Development Association)

A spokesman for the Islamic Society of Algester said: "This was greatly appreciated by them as they have very limited access to resources and support. Alhamdulillah, we have been given an opportunity to do this again in this auspicious month of giving."

The Ladies Auxiliary of Algester Mosque will be preparing an Iftaar meal for approximately 250 Rohingya Asylum Seekers Next Saturday (27 July ) at the Algester Centre.

Once prepared, the food will be taken to Griffith University where it will be served to the Asylum seekers.

If anyone would like to donate towards the cost of this meal, be it in the way of ingredients, money or time (to help with preparation of vegetables beforehand etc) please contact Farida Kassim on 3273 6631 or 0431 932 287.

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The Dawah Project has announced the second edition of the Ilma Magazine.


It is a short, fun, interactive magazine which includes informative articles based on Islamic lifestyle. 


The focus in the Ramadhan edition is on the life of Fatima Al-Zahra (may Allah be pleased with her), the last woman to have perfected her faith in Islam, inspiring many Muslim men and women alike. It also looks at how one can reap the benefits of Ramadhan.


Let your taste buds be tantalised in this edition as it provides you with mouth watering recipe suggestions for Suhoor and Iftar. Delve into this magazine, and as its motto goes: live and be inspired by increasing your ‘Ilm’. To get the latest information about The Dawah Project, subscribe to the magazine by visiting our website at www.thedawahproject.com


View your copy by clicking here.

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Dear Readers,

Asalaamu Aleikom.

I am a single father and a revert Muslim., currently in Princess Alexandra hospital, having had a part of my foot amputated .


The only family i have in Brisbane is my teenage Daughter, so no visitors.


My income is by Pension only so arranging for my daughter to visit me.


I have become used to Halal food, I am also trying to save for things that I will need when I leave this place.


If there is anyone who can help by bringing my daughter to visit me, I would be most grateful.

W'Aleikom Salaam

Name withheld


[Editor] if you can help please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will send you the writer's contact details.


UK Government’s weak response over attacks on Muslims


UK: Muslims were part and parcel of the stunningly successful London 2012 Olympic and Parlyampic games. From torch bearers to games-makers, small business entrepreneurs to performers, and traffic wardens to sports legends, they gave their best to make Britain great in last year’s historic moment.


Yet just one year later things have turned sour in their mosques and centres up and down the country, even in this month of long fasting which is full of contemplating and giving.


The horrendous killing of drummer Lee Rigby by two deranged young Britons of Islamic faith, has brought right wing wrath on British Muslims. In response, British Muslims came out immediately and unequivocally to condemn Rigby’s brutal murder. Following a series of attacks in our towns and cities, Muslims are now paying a dear price. Terrorism has turned its ugly head on the Muslim community.


A mosque was vandalised just hours after the suspected terrorist attack in Woolwich. An Islamic centre in north London, run by Somali Bravanese Welfare Association, was destroyed by a fire in an apparent hate crime attack; the letters EDL were sprayed on to the building. The Darul Uloom School in Chislehurst had suspicious fire; following this the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "These are difficult times for London's communities.


The Met is now investigating suspicious fires at two locations within the Islamic community which have happened in the past few days." One football player, Shaun Tuck, who plays for Witton Albion, tweeted : "All the mosques in England should be gassed or bombed, or stormed by 50 lads with machetes, swords the lot. And make a statement." West Midlands force said they were treating a bomb attack at a mosque in Tipton as terrorist incident .



Al Jazeera


Also see: Cameron declined to condemn terrorist bombs targeting three mosques


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Diplomat Whose Name Is Dirty Word in Arabic Rejected as Saudi Ambassador


SAUDI ARABIA: A high-ranking Pakistani diplomat, Akbar Zeb, reportedly cannot be appointed ambassador to Saudi Arabia because in Arabic his name translates into a phrase more appropriate for a porn star.

Zeb has run into this problem before when Pakistan tried to appoint him as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, where he was rejected for the same reason, according to Foreign Policy.



Fox News

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



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: This week's dish is ideal for serving as a light meal after iftaar or at a barbeque.

Sweet Corn Casserole




4 potatoes
½ cup grated cheese
2 cups frozen corn or 1 tin corn kernels
½ cup fresh cream
1 tsp ground green chillies
Salt and pepper to taste
1 onion sliced
1 tsp jeeru (cumin)
1 tab ghee 




1. Cube and sauté potatoes, until done
2. Add, corn, fresh cream, green chillies, salt and pepper
3. Sauté the slice onion and jeeru in the ghee and add to the above.
4. Set in a casserole dish and sprinkle a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella cheese on the top.
5. Bake at 180 degrees for approx 15 minutes.

Serve warm.


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, how can I curb my stress levels? I’m sure that I’m not alone when I say that trying to fit ‘everything’ into a few short daylight hours during the winter months sometimes seems near impossible and my stress levels skyrocket regularly. Any suggestions on trying to control it?



When you feel the symptoms building, take a few deep breaths, grab your joggers and head outside for a walk in the fresh air.


Jog/run if you can or find another form of exercise to release the tension and get a burst of feel-good chemicals.


Try to get enough sleep as well as it will aid in better concentration during the day and not leave you feeling drained (which means less stress).


Have a good look at your diet and fill yourself up with foods full of antioxidants to find balance and keep sugar levels constant.


Drink up – reach for your water bottle or a cup of herbal tea.








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 selling his horse in the market.

Jallaludin came to him and requested if he could get a test drive.

Mula Nasruddin told Jallaludin that this horse is unique.

In order to make it walk, you’ll have to say Subhanallah ("Glorious is God").

To make it run, you’ll have to say Alhamdulillah ("Praise to God"),
and to make it stop, you’ll have to say Allahu Akbar ("God is Great").

Jallaludin sat on the horse and said Subhanallah. The horse started to walk.

Then he said Alhamdulillah, and it started to run.

He kept saying Alhamdulillah, and the horse started running faster, and faster.

All of a sudden Jallaludin noticed that the horse was running towards the edge of the hill that he was riding on.

Being overly fearful, he forgot how to stop the horse.

He kept saying all these words out of confusion.

When the horse was just near the edge, he remembered, and said it loud “ALLAHU AKBAR”.

The horse stopped just one step away from the edge.

Jallaludin took a deep breath, looked up towards the sky, and said “Alhamdulillah”  

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O men! Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah, you call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! And if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition.

Surah Al-Hajj 22:73 


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and others build windmills.


~ Chinese proverb


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Lailatul Qadr




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Algester Mosque

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8 August



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17 August


Eidfest 2013

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24 August


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31 August


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International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

Wally Tate Park

0422 191 675

10am to 9pm

16 October




 TBA 2013


Aashooraa Day

26 January 2014


International Food Festival 2014

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque, 144 Allied Drive, Arundel

0416 212 541

8am to 8pm


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, 48 Learoyd Rd, Algester
When: Every Tuesday after Isha

Teacher: Imam Aslam Al Qadri
For any further information please contact me on 0433552409 or ladies can contact Shakira Ayoob on 0449800205.

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.


Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday 11am - 12.30pm


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


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

Thursday 22 August
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

Tafsir & Islamic History Classes

VENUE: Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane, 39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest

Every Monday & Wednesday
7pm - 8:15pm

All Brothers & Sisters are welcome.

For further information please contact Moulana Noor 0432 712 546.


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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

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