Sunday, 1 December 2013

 Newsletter 0473




Imam Abdul Kader (pictured left) has been appointment by the Islamic Society of Toowoomba (IST) as the first formal Imam of the community

Imam Kader has served 7 years as an Imam in various countries including as the most recent Imam of the Darwin Mosque in the Northern Territories.

Imam Abdul Kader has a Bachelor of Arts in Exegesis (Tafseer) of the Glorious Qur’an from the oldest university of the world, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

He also has an MA Degree in Islamic Studies with distinction from the Loughborough University, UK and is about to complete his qualification as a Chartered Islamic Finance Professional from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fluent in both Arabic and English, Imam Abdul Kader is a member of the National Council of Ulema in Australia.


"With his depth of knowledge and interaction with Muslims of wide range origin he is well placed serve the fast emerging diverse community of Muslims in Toowoomba," Prof Shahjahan Khan of the IST told CCN.

Imam Abdul Kader is an official Celebrant of Muslim marriage and is experienced in providing Islamic counselling to individuals and families. He also worked with a large number of asylum seeking Muslims in the various detention centres of the Northern Territories.

Pending the settlement of the church property under contract to be the first Masjid in Toowoomba, Imam Abdul Kader will continue to lead the five times daily and Friday Jumma prayers at the University of Southern Queensland Islamic Centre.

The Toowoomba Muslims organised a ‘Meet Our Imam’ session on Friday, 29 November evening which was followed by a dinner at the Islamic Centre.

"Everyone in the community is invited to this event to get an opportunity to meet and know the new Imam in an informal environment," said Prof Khan.

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MOBILE phone retailer turned property manager Ron Bakir (pictured) has taken out the title of Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2013.

The former owner of the Gold Coast-based Crazy Ron’s mobile phones retail chain has been quietly chipping away at the property market since 2004.

In that time he has forged a new path in property through his company HomeCorp Group which has developed more than 1500 residential lots across Australia and turned over $500 million in a sector that has been both punishing and rewarding in recent times.


His Surfers Paradise-based company, HomeCorp Group, has just breached $106 million in turnover, up 34 per cent on a bumper $79.1 million in 2012.

Bakir epitomises the never-say-die attitude of our young entrepreneurs as he continues to build his business with a renewed focus on the Gold Coast market next year.


Source: Gold Coast Business News


Ron Bakir (also known as Rani Muhuddine Hassan) is of Lebanese heritage.

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The fifth annual issue of The Muslim 500, a listing of the world’s ‘most influential Muslims’ has been released by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan.

The publication sets out to ascertain the influence some Muslims have on the Muslim community, or on behalf of it, either positively or negatively.

As in previous years, the prestigious Top 50 positions on the list are dominated by religious scholars and heads of state. According to the publishers, the dominant and lasting influence of these players cannot be denied, especially the rulers, who in many cases also appoint religious scholars to their respective positions.

2013′s top position was scooped by Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Sheikh of the Al Azhar University for what Muslim 500 said was the prominent role played by him in Egypt’s troubled democratic transition. Al-Tayyeb was followed closely on the listing by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud and Iranian Grand Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei.

Reflective of the wider trajectory of the Arab Spring, this year’s list shows a decline in influence from Muslim Brotherhood associated figures Dr Mohammed Badie, Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi and ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Coup kingpin General Abdel Fattah Saeed Al-Sisi who was previously unlisted now ranks at 29.

Muslim 500′s Honourable Mentions section also sees the listing of popular Saudi Aalim Sheikh Mohammed al Arifi and singers Maher Zain and Sami Yusuf.

Nine South Africans feature on this year’s list. They are cricketer Hashim Amla, Nasheed artist Zain Bhikha, Mufti Ebrahim Desai, Professor Farid Essack, Ferial Haffejee, Moulana Igsaan Hendricks, Sheikh Seraj Hendricks, Minister Ebrahim Patel and Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.

Australians featuring in the 2013 list include Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, the Founder and Managing Director of Seekers Guidance / SeekersHub Global and Imam Afroz Ali, Founder of Al Ghazzali Centre Sydney and Managing Director of SeekerHub Global.

Other noteworthy entries:

Fethullah Gülen: preacher, thinker and educator, who having assumed the leadership of the Nurcu religious movement—started by Said Nursî (1887- 1960CE) — has gone on to become a global phenomenon in his own right.

Amir Hajji Muhammad Abd Al Wahhab: Amir of Tablighi Jamaat, Pakistan

Sheikh Salman Al Ouda: Saudi Aalim who has become increasingly influential due to his innovative reach in the Muslim world propagated via IslamToday.net and his persistent efforts at ministering to the needs of the global Muslim community

Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al Azhari: great-grandson and successor of one of Moulana Ahmad Raza Khan

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani: leading scholar of Islamic jurisprudence

Sheikh Mohammad Ali Al Sabouni: internationally respected Islamic scholar of tafsir

Habib Umar bin Hafiz: Popular spiritual guide from Yemen

Sheikh Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi: Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars

Maulana Mahmood Madani: Leader and Executive Member of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, India

Uthman Taha: internationally acclaimed Arabic calligrapher

Sheikh Mahmud Effendi: one of the most popular Islamic teachers in Turkey today

Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Yusuf Motala: Founder of the Dar ul Ulum Al-Arabia Al-Ilamia in Holcombe, Bury, Lancashire

Sheikh Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Husayni al Ninowy: Imam of Masjid Al-Madinah
in Atlanta, Georgia and is considered by many to be a charismatic and influential contemporary scholar.

Mufti Ismail Musa Menk: Director of the Daarul Ilm (Islamic Educational Centre) of the Majlisul Ulama, Zimbabwe, and world renowned orator

Maulana Shakir Ali Noorie: President of Sunni Dawate Islami (a non-political religious organization) in Mumbai, India

Mawlana Saleemullah Khan: Sheikh al-Hadith (seniormost Hadith lecturer) at Jamia Farooqia in Pakistan

Sheikh Zulfiqar Ahmed: World renowned Sheikh of Tasawwuf

Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas Attar Attari: Founder of Dawat e Islami

Maulana Tariq Jameel: Prominent leader of Tablighi Jamaat

Wadah Khanfar: Former Al Jazeera Director General

Mohammad Ali Harrath: Founder of Islam Channel

Zaid Hamid: One of the most influential television personalities in Pakistan

Yahya Toure: One of the world’s best footballers who currently plays for Manchester City


Source: Cii Broadcasting

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The full scope of the message of the Qur'an, its context and objectives must be grasped as an entity. A literalist reading produced by men cannot take up this challenge. Muslim women are vital here.

Early ulama obviously could not undertake the task of addressing the question of women's being. As men, they could hardly do more than determine women's functions. As actors in a given culture, they could not transcend that culture. In addition to being subject to their gender, they were necessarily also products of their culture.

Yet, in the light of the higher objectives of Islam - the individual's dignity, integrity, autonomy, development, education, intelligence, welfare, health and inner balance - one can realise that a number of rules inferentially establish an explicit status for women as beings.

Their spiritual quest is recognised as part of their being and development like that of men, and education is an imperative requirement: "Seeking knowledge is an obligation for every Muslim man or woman." Women's recognised autonomy is outlined in their having the right to acquire property and goods and manage them as soon as they reach maturity, without having to answer to anybody (neither their parents nor their husbands), as well as their keeping their own family name when they marry.

On a more personal level, the recognition of their right to sexual pleasure, of their choices regarding marriage, divorce, contraception and even abortion establishes, both in practice and in the purposes of the Islamic message, the groundwork of elaborate discourse about women as beings, their status, their autonomy and their legitimate aspirations, before beginning any discourse about their rights within the limits of their families and social functions.

Scholars were remote from such considerations when they undertook the first legal deciphering. Interested as they were in the legal framework, they mainly focused on function. They were also influenced by culture, which fashions gender relations and the conception of the natural status of women in traditional Eastern, Arab (or Persian or Asian) and patriarchal societies.



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Muslim women have traditionally faced obstacles to playing competitive sport. Organisers of a tournament in Sydney say they are doing what they can to nurture a new generation of sporting leaders.


For tournament participant Ayse Akca it is the first time she has ever played sport.

“Now that I've finished school I wanted to get out there and be more active,” she told SBS.

As a Muslim Australian, she found an all-women's indoor event less confronting than other options.

“Just being close together, having fun with the girls and not having to worry about everything” are part of the appeal, Ms Akca says.

Organisers say there are other reasons why participants get involved, including not having to worry about community expectations. Men are also not allowed and there is no dress code in a private area.

“Some women are okay to take part in a public space to wear skins and shorts and singlets with shorts underneath,” says Go Active co-ordinator, Assmaah Helal.

“There are other women who feel more comfortable with wearing looser clothes.”



Among the 150 Muslim and non-Muslims participants is former Afghan refugee Shegofa Hassani.

The 17-year-old's family initially disapproved of her involvement.

“I pushed the boundaries basically,” Shegofa Hassani says.

“I didn't have their support but over the past five years I've gained their support, especially [from] relatives, which is a great thing because I can play the sport I love.”

Organisers say many participants find it difficult convincing relatives to support the idea.

“Sport is seen as a more male-dominated zone so they don't really encourage females in their family or household to take part in that,” Assmaah Helal says.

Participants say the event has given them the courage to break through barriers.

“Playing a sport isn't just about the physical part of it,” Ms Hassani says.

“You also gain other skills like communication and leadership and confidence that will stay with you throughout your life.”

Coaches and mentors are planning more events like it.

They say their aim is to foster a love of sport in more Muslim women so some can progress from a recreational level to an elite level.

Source: SBS

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Staff of the newly structured Queensland Government's Cultural Diversity Queensland (formerly Multicultural Affairs Queensland) visit the Kuraby Mosque.

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The November 2013 Edition of the Al Wasat newspaper is now available online.


The news and articles are in English (pages 20-40) and Arabic (pages 1 - 19)

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Currently seeking part-time experienced retail staff for our business on the Gold Coast. Potential candidates with exceptional customer service skills, own transport and availability between Monday and Saturday please send resume to: nadiyah@bigpond.com.

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As Sallamu Aliakum Dear Editor

I am trying to get a few like minded Muslim sisters interested in art together on a regular basis, to paint and have a bit of fun doing it at the same time.


This will be free of charge.

I can be contacted about details via my email ksuleman@tpg.com.au or my mobile 0415274675.

Kind Regards



3 Things Christians Could Learn From Muslims



1. Do it 5 times a day
“Allah-hu akbar!”


2. The Abaya
What a bunch of skanks


3. Insh’allah
In English, “God-willing.


Thought Catalog

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Muslim pounds rock British economy

By Quaid Najmi, London/Mumbai, Nov 5


UK: Britain has more than 10,000 millionaires from the among 2.72 million Muslims who live and work in the country, contributing 31 billion pounds (Rs.3 trillion) to its economy, a new report says.  


"The Muslim Pound - How Muslims Add Value to Britain's Prosperity" was released by the Muslim Council of Britain ahead of the just-concluded 9th World Islamic Economic Forum Meet 2013 in London.


The report said that when many Muslims left their native countries to choose an alien land, they started out as labourers in industries like cotton mills, looms, steel and automobiles to re-shape post-war Britain - unsure if their dreams would ever materialize.


Five decades on, there are more than 10,000 millionaires and thousands of others are engaged in higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations.

"From coffee houses in Elizabethan London to curry houses in modern day Britain, thousands of Muslim-owned businesses have made a significant contribution to the UK economy, and, by extension, the cultural life of Britain," the report said. In London alone, an estimated 33.6 percent of small to medium enterprises are Muslim-owned.

With over 13,400 Muslim-owned businesses, they have created more than 70,000 jobs and some have gone to become big household brand names. "There is an estimated 10,000 Muslim millionaires in the UK with liquid assets of more than 3.6 billion pounds.


From coffee houses in Elizabethan London to curry houses in modern day Britain, thousands of Muslim-owned businesses have made a significant contribution to the UK economy, and, by extension, the cultural life of Britain. 




And there are more than a dozen British Muslims listed in the 2013 Sunday Times Rich List of the most affluent in the UK.


Some estimate the amount that the community is contributing to the UK economy to be about 31 billion pounds," the report revealed.


Another 114,548 Muslims in England and Wales occupy higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations with successful British Muslim entrepreneurs contributing not only to the country's prosperity but also to the fabric of British society and act as role models, the report said.

As per the 2011 Census, London had a total population of around eight million including one million Muslims. Presenting a global diversity, the report said that it is only matched by the diversity of the Hajj where Muslims from all over the world converge on Islam's holiest city Makkah for the annual pilgrimage.


Muslim connections from the Atlantic to the Pacific have helped Britain facilitate trade to new and emerging markets and the community has created new drivers for growth due to the requirements of the Muslim faith.


Citing an example, the report said that the need to have food adhering to Muslim dietary requirements has led to a burgeoning Halal food industry to cater for this, and a major share in the USD 1.2 trillion global halal lifestyle market.


According to a study in 2001, the British halal industry is estimated at 700 million pounds, though it is expected to be far higher - in excess of one billion pounds - given that the world halal food market is estimated at USD 685 billion, the report pointed out.


 In addition, Muslims in Britain contribute to the growth of the USD 1.3 trillion "non-interest based Islamic finance sector", making London as one of the major centres for global Islamic finance services outside the Muslim world.

"The sophistication and experience of the UK professional service industry has meant that it has long since been a partner in the Islamic finance movement. In particular, English law is the governing law of choice for many cross-border Islamic finance transactions. The success of the Islamic finance sector in the UK is in no small part attributed to the concerted partnership of Government for the past thirty years", the report said.


English law is the governing law of choice for many cross-border Islamic finance transactions about.


Supplementing this are Britain's world-class law firms and accountancy practices which have thriving divisions in Islamic Finance, and Britain's universities compete globally to offer executive education in the industry and Shariah-compliant products.

Britain's Islamic finance sector services the world and also invests in the massive infrastructure projects taken up in the country, said the report.


It quoted British Prime Minister David Cameron, who acknowledges the contribution of Muslims in helping transform London's skyline by financing in whole or part developments such as The Shard, Chelsea Barracks, Harrods and the Olympic Village.


The 9th WIEF met Oct 29-31 in Britain, in a non-Muslim country for the first time and launched the report offering a deep insight into the contribution of Muslims to the country.


The report has pegged the spending power of the British Muslims at a staggering 20.5 billion pounds per annum, adding to the country's economic prosperity.


According to Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Farooq Murad, it is the country's largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

Source: New Kerala


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During the Middle Ages, when Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages, Arab scholars and historians translated most of the works of the Greek scholars, thereby preserving some of the greatest intellectual achievements that are the cornerstone of Western civilization.


For the next few weeks CCN will offer an English word that has, as its origin, the Arabic language:


English Arabic Origin Arabic Meaning
  hazard  az-zahr dice
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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: Here's a dish best served with chips and/or vegetables. It's delicious and you'll get really tasty results with the fewest of ingredients. I usually overload on the garlic because that's the way I like it.  

Stuffed Chicken Breasts



5 boneless chicken breasts fillets
125g butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
¾ cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped fresh spinach (stems included)
1 garlic clove, minced
½ cup cooked rice
¼ cup slivered almonds
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. coriander
1tsp. green chillies
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup water



1. On hard surface, pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness. In fry- pan over medium heat, melt butter and olive oil.

2. Add onion, spinach, green chillies and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes.

3. Then add rice, slivered almonds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and coriander.

4. Stir and cook until onion is soft and ingredients are well mixed. 5. On each breast half, place about 1/5 of the rice mixture and fold over.

6. In large baking dish, place chicken in single layer with skin side up.

7. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the sliced almonds.

8. In bottom of baking dish place ¼ cup of water.

9. Cook at 180 degrees for about 1 hour or until chicken is brown and fork tender.

10. Baste with pan juices several times.


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, I love running, but I’ve started to get sore knees. Why is that and what can I do?

A: Listen to your body because you are certainly not alone.

Overuse injuries occur in about 70% of runners and about 40% of these injuries affect the knee.

I’d suggest you back off a little, try walking for a while and see if that helps.

You want to keep it simple so opt for exercises that are pain-free.

Cycling is great for strengthening muscles around the knee.

Why not try this for a while and get back to running when you feel you’re ready to give it a go again.

Otherwise you can have your running style looked at by a physiotherapist and go from there.

A good running shoe is also very important.






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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A few weeks after the beautiful wedding of his only daughter on whom he doted, Mula Nasruddin called a meeting with his son-in-law.


He said, “Son, you know we’re so glad to welcome you into the family. Your mum and I decided to make you a partner in our oil drilling business. So we have drawn up the papers, and here you are, welcome to the oil business. And as for your duties, all you have to do is just keep an eye on things at the site. Of course as a partner you will have your own office, parking space and all the privileges.”

Much to the shock of Mula Nasruddin the son in law said, “Sorry I can’t, no I can’t do it.”


“And why not,” asks Mula Nasruddin.


“Well,” said the son-in-law, “ I can’t stand the sound of those drilling machines, that black crude, the dust and dirt, sorry but I just don’t see myself doing that day after day.”

Mula Nasruddin ponders a bit, a little sign of irritation, but with the image of his dear daughter in his mind he says, “Okay here is the solution. I will spend more time at the rigs, and you stay here at the head office. I will arrange for you to have a nice office and you won’t have to worry about all that noise and smell.”

Much to the dismay of Mula Nasruddin the boy says, “Sorry I can’t do it.”


By now a very irritated Mula Nasruddin asks, “And why not?”


“Well you see, I am not cut out to sit behind a desk all day and make small talk with people. I am more of a free spirit and prefer to be outdoors,” says the son-in-law.

Quite agitated by now, Mula Nasruddin asks, “I have just made you a partner in the business, offered you a cushy position in my billion-dollar oil business and you refused. I just made a concession for you to work in the office and you don’t want to do that either, what am I going to do with you?”

"Easy," responds the son-in-law. "Why don’t you just buy me out then?”

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Processed foods have no place in a healthy diet?


This is not true. Some processed foods, such as whole grain pasta, canned light tuna and plain frozen vegetables, are healthy choices. Others provide few nutrients and/or are high in calories, fat, sugar or sodium and should be limited. Some examples are deep fried foods, salty snacks and baked goods.


Make wise food choices. Enjoy more whole foods, like vegetables and fruit. Read labels and choose foods higher in nutrients you want more of, like fibre, calcium and B vitamins, and lower in nutrients you want less of, like sugar, fat and sodium.


Processed foods can be healthy if eaten in the right quantities and can be very convenient for those on the go.

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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It is He Who has made the earth manageable for you, so you traverse through its tracts and enjoy of the Sustenance which He furnishes: but unto Him is the Resurrection. 

Surah Al-Mulk 67:15


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 When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.

They said "Let us pray."

We closed our eyes.

When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.


~ Bishop Desmond Tutu


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Finally, there's an app for that!


Mr Abrar Peer, CEO and co-founder of Brisbane-based, Apps Design Lab. announced the launch of the fledgling company's first App this week.

PhoneSwappr is a Web Service as well as a suite of Apps designed to eliminate the stresses and hassles of transferring contacts data from one device to another device on a different Operating System (OS).

After getting approval from iTunes, Google Play and Windows Phone Store, Mr Peer flicked the switch on for the server and have already started serving customers.

"At Apps Design Lab our problem-solving approach has always been committed to envisioning, architecting and implementing the best possible solution for the user," Peer told CCN. "PhoneSwappr is a testament to that philosophy because it differentiates itself from other solutions in the market place in the following respects:

- FREEDOM OF CHOICE. We believe that should be free in switching platforms without worrying how you will migrate your data. PhoneSwappr has been built with cross-platform interoperability.

- WIRELESS. No Sync-Cables required. No fancy Sync-Software required. Provided you have an internet connection, it is simply tap tap go!

- PRIVACY and SECURITY. No sign-ups, no logins, no account management & no remembering passwords. Totally encrypted. When you use PhoneSwappr, you will be given a unique anonymous 6-Digit Access Pass. This pass self destructs in 7-days, never be to be used again. Subsequently your data will be destroyed as well. We have taken great care in ensuring that this service gives you these features because we know how important (and sensitive) your contact data is.

- SIMPLE TO USE. No fancy UI. The navigation is deliberately dumbed down. We realise you just need to get the job done. Its dead easy to follow... even my mum can use it...(sorry Mum! - I love you!)"

"On a personal note, it's been an important milestone for me. Its the first product I have worked from idea inception, through to development and finally QA. It's been a fantastic journey. I'm particularly proud of the cross-platform engineering that went into it. Ask any developer, native multi-platform development is a really hard thing to achieve and I feel we have delivered a good robust solution for smartphone users Worldwide."


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Ambrose Challenge

The Continental Club

Windaroo Lakes

 0434 193 801


1 December


AIIC: Gold Coast Campus Official Opening of Amenities Hall

Australian International Islamic College (AIIC)

19 Chisholm Rd, Carrara, Gold Coast

 3372 1400

10am to 2pm

3 December


MBN Workshop: Network & Prosper

Muslim Business Network (MBN)


 0422 191 675

6.30pm to 8.30pm

7 December


Fund Raising Dinner

Al - Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

Australian International Islamic College

 0431 039 241


24 December


2013 Unity Cup Futsal Tournament


Acacia Ridge Futsal Centre

 0431 428 256

All day

19 January 2014


An Exhibition on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Islamic Society of Algester

Springwood Community Centre
55 Cinderella Drive, Springwood

0433 285 086

10.30am to 4pm

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

22 March 2014


International Food Festival hosted by Kuraby Mosque

Kuraby Mosque

Wally Tate Park

0422 191 675

10am to 9pm


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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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.


SeekersPoint BRISBANE


Hosted by SeekersPoint Brisbane
Topic: SeekersCircle - Etiquettes of the Seeker
Commences: 7:30pm Friday 18 October. Every Friday for 10 weeks
Venue: Multi Faith Centre (N35), Griffith University, Nathan Campus


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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