Sunday, 25 August 2013

 Newsletter 0459



Report by Hafizah Suleman  

A four hour long rose preparation marathon was well worth it for the volunteers who gave up there time on Friday night to help prepare 2,000 Roses for Peace. This year sees the second year that Queensland Muslims have banded together to take steps to change the public’s perception of Islam.

A team of 15 volunteers dressed in various shades of purple could be spotted around central Queen Street Mall on Saturday morning. Their aim: distribute roses for peace to the public.


Imam Ahmad Gazaleh summed it up “We do not want to convert people to Islam with this initiative; rather we want to convert their perception about Islam.” Roses in hand, the volunteers enthusiastically began their mission. Along with the roses, white ribbons with the phrase “Islam supports non violence against women” were also distributed.

And just as enthusiastically, the passer-by’s eagerly received their free roses; one lady so overwhelmed by the gesture that she hugged one of the volunteers and began crying, all the while saying how important it was to get this message out there. One hour later, and 2,000 roses less, all the volunteers were feeling positive that their efforts had been well received.

The organisers would like to extend a very big thank-you to all the people who were involved in this initiative – from all the donations, to the ladies and gentlemen who worked constructively on Friday night to get the roses ready for Saturday as well as the volunteers who helped with the distribution on Saturday morning.


“May Allah ta’Allah grant you the best of rewards for your efforts, insha’Allah,” said a spokesperson for the organizing committee.


Check out the photos below to see what the volunteers got up to…


Letter to QLD Muslims

Hi there QLD Muslims,

I just wanted to say thank you for the rose and thank you for putting in such an effort to inject a bit of kindness in our society even if it is for a day.


I wish there were more people like you here.

Please find attached a picture of three of your lovely ladies in their effort to promote peace and Muslims.

Have a great day :)
- Danielle Stibbards.

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Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane will be hosting a fundraiser on Sunday 01 Sep 2013.

Get a 10 piece fried chicken, large chips, coleslaw and bottle of drink for just $30.

Pick up between 4pm and 7pm at 39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest.

You must pre-order by Thursday 29 August by SMS to 0432 712 546 or
0422 433 074. Please state your name and number of packs required.

Your support will help build the Masjid and future in Islamic education In’shaAllah.

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The Islamic Society of Algester has prepared a guideline entitled Death and Burial in Islam.


If you have any comments or suggestion email algestermasjid@hotmail.com.


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World renowned Naat and Nasheed reciter, Muhammed Owais Qadri from Pakistan will be in Brisbane this Friday.

Details for the Brisbane program are as follows:

Date: Friday 30th August 2013
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane Hall

This will be a free entry event with separate seating for brothers and sisters.


This is a must for all 'naat and nasheed-lovers'

For more details call Dado on 0419 786 092

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(front l to r) Hosna Bunyadi (Yr 1), Huzaifah Qureshi (Prep) and  Domenic Loder (Yr 3)

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Fernwood Ladies Gym, Underwood, QLD


LADIES ONLY GYM!  NO JOINING FEE!  SPECIAL RATE! Work off those winter “bumps” get ready for summer and join the gym!  Due to extended work commitments I am unable to attend the gym as frequently as I hoped to and not making the most of my membership.  If you are looking for a first class, ladies only gym with heaps of fitness classes, fantastic equipment with personal training and food coaching on offer as well, this is the place for you! I am looking at transferring my “special low fee” membership which has 6 months still to go, there is a transferral fee which is negotiable. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this opportunity so contact me NOW to find out more!

Tel: 0413913724




4 people to work for Yes Home Doctor (www.YesHomeDoctor.com)

1. One accountant with at least 5 years Australian accounting experience.
2. 3 people for our call centre with excellent English communication skills. Excellent understanding and speaking English skills. 3 full time and 2 part timers required.
3. Work available at our head office at Forest Lake
4. Be able to start immediately and be flexible
5. Full training will be provided.

Email your CV in confidence to Zaffar@ZaffarKhan.com.

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The QPS/Muslim reference group meeting held during week received a huge turnout, so much so that co-ordinator of the forum, Sgt Jim Bellos told CCN: "At the rate this reference group is growing we may need to look for another venue as (Wednesday) night's large conference was unable to accommodate everyone."

Some of the more important issues covered at the meeting included:
• Ramadan
• VIP Iftar
• Partners in community workshop- QPS/ADCQ/MFC/ISHP
• EIDFEST 2013
• Somali Youth issues- QPS
• Better planning with BCC/QPS for EID prayers @ ICB
• Svoboda Park Muslim events - BCC
• Media reported on Islam – ICQ/ADCQ
• Muslim deaths [converts] and police producers - ICQ

The next meeting was set down for 7.00pm on 20 November at the Mt Gravatt Police Station.

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The Islamic Society of Algester announced this week that Hafiz Arsal Rahman, the son of Javed of Best Deal Travel, (second from left) completed his hifzul Quran and was graduated in Ramaddan on the night of Lailatul Qadr. Hafiz Arsal Rahman started hifz just two years ago.

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Are you passionate about home designs?
If you have a magic wand, what would be your ideal home that would suit your privacy, modesty and hospitality needs?
Would you like to share your opinions and knowledge in this exciting research?


Read more about this research and how to take part.

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Ticket sales for the Grand Dinner on Saturday 14 September at the Islamic College of Brisbane is well underway.

A single ticket is $35 and a table of ten is $300.

Volunteers are selling tickets at the Mosque in USQ and Shahbaz Rafiq is coordinating the sale in Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Md Shahiduzzaman is coordinating the ticket sale in Toowoomba. .

To date $635,000 (little over 68%) has been received and the current shortfall is $290,000.

The Islamic Society of Algester has offered to collect funds for project on Friday, 6 September. Volunteers will be there with banners, flyers, buckets and eftpos machines.

Anyone wishing to donate in-kind items for the auction on the Dinner Night may drop them to Sr Alif at the Islamic College of Brisbane from 2:30pm -3:30pm on week days.

For details of the upcoming fund raising dinner on 14 September at the Islamic College of Brisbane click here.


For more information on the purchase of the property and where to send you donations click here.

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Salam alaikum wr wb Dear CCN

I really need help with this, can you please post it up in this week's newsletter?

Inshala we plan on moving soon and we need EVERYTHING in our house SOLD!


Our things are all new or near new, beautiful things going dirt cheap, you name it, I've got it.

I'm selling chandeliers, fine porcelain, bouquets, vases, lounge set, dinning table, carpets, tv unit, beds, prams, cots, study, books, book shelf, electronics, appliances, even our 4x4! I need to sell them as soon as possible hopefully. I've reduced everything for quick sale.

If you would like to come and look, please call me on 0431146486. I live in the Marsden area.


Jazakalah khairan




Making peace is a marathon





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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: An unusual and inspired dessert that I had the pleasure of indulging in from Ms Suraya Lockhat of Durban, South Africa

Earl Grey Creamy Pistachio Ice Cream





1 can Evaporated Milk
2 Earl Grey Tea bags
½ tsp ground elachi/ cardamom
1 can of condensed milk
1 cup double cream
¼ cup fine chopped pistachios plus a handful for garnish




1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring evaporated milk to a simmer until small bubbles form.

2. Meanwhile, snip the tops of the tea bags and add to the milk.

3. Whisk in the cardamom.

4. Once the milk is simmering, turn the heat off, cover and let sit and steep for 30 minutes.
5. Strain the evaporated milk into a large bowl. Whisk the condensed milk, cream and pistachios.
6. Pour the mixture into moulds and cover with cling wrap to avoid freezer burn. Leave them in the freezer overnight.
7. When you are ready to serve, run the mould under hot water to loosen it.

Sprinkle with pistachios when serving.


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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Coconut oil is a plant-based oil, which is rich in saturated fat. I am sure you have heard that it "helps prevent heart disease and high cholesterol". This is most definitely not the case!

Foods rich in saturated fat (such as coconut oil) are linked with a higher risk of heart disease, and eating high fat foods makes weight control harder. Fat has three times more energy per gram than carbohydrates and protein.

The Heart Foundation recommends avoiding coconut oil due to its high saturated fat content (around 85-90% saturated fat!). Saturated fat increases total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol, and increases the risk of heart disease.

The Dieticians Association of Australia encourages people looking to lose weight and lower their risk of heart disease to eat a balanced, healthy diet in line with the recommendations of the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. When it comes to diet and health, there is no ‘magic bullet’.

DAA also encourages people seeking expert nutrition advice to look for the Accredited Practising Dietician (APD) credential when choosing a nutrition professional. Anyone can call themselves a ‘dietitian’ – even people with little or no nutrition qualifications. But the APD credential is the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia, as recognised by the Australian Government.

Need an answer to a question on nutrition?

Send your question to Fathima Abdoola at  fathima.abdoola@uqconnect.edu.au

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

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Walking is one of the simplest and easiest forms of exercises that will transform your body and life. It is also the foundation of all of our daily activities. You can tone muscles, burn calories and look
and feel amazing. If you’re new to exercise, make sure you start nice and easy and then build on your walks as time goes by.

Remember your warm-up and cool-down paces before and after every session. If you’re an established walker, make sure you add an extra 5 or so minutes to your walks every other day, as well
as picking up the pace on days that you are short of time.

Increase your daily number of steps whenever you can and opt for incidental exercise wherever possible (stairs instead of lifts, etc.). Always have your water bottle at the ready and enjoy the great outdoors!







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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On her daily bus trip an old lady always gave Jallaludin the bus conductor peanuts to eat.

Jallaludin: Jazallalah, sister, its so kind of you, that you give me those nuts to eat every day.

Why don't you eat them yourself?

Old lady: I don't have teeth to munch them

Jallaludin: Then why did you buy them?

Old lady: I just love the chocolate around them.

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Will they not, then, try to understand this Qur’an?
Had it come from anyone other than God, they would have found in it many an inner contradiction.’ 

Surah Al-Nisa 4:82


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A goal is a dream with a deadline.         

~ Napoleon Hill


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TWB Mosque Dinner Fund Raiser 14 September


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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

AIIC Enrolment Leadership Course 23 to 27 September Imam Akram celebrant services In preparation for the Book of Allah Marhaba Playgroup Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten
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"If it's not here ....it's not happening!"l)

To claim your date for your event email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.





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31 August


ISOA Fund Raising Dinner

Islamic Society of Algester (ISOA)

Islamic College of Brisbane

0403 338 040


14 September


Toowoomba Mosque Fund Raising Dinner

Islamic Society of Toowoomba (IST)

Islamic College of Brisbane

0421 081 048


28 September


ICQ Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane

0450 908 786


6 October


International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

Wally Tate Park

0422 191 675

10am to 9pm

12 October


AIIC 11th Annual College Fete

Australian International Islamic College

724 Blunder Road, Durack

3372 1400


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

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

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association


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