Sunday, 12 January 2014

 Newsletter 0479




.....a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us .....



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Hasan Karimshah of Brisbane has made the following appeal:

A Muslim brother in Zimbabwe, Zayd Dada, has gone missing in Zimbabwe in the eastern highlands whilst hiking up Mount Inyangani. Zayd went ahead during the hike and did not return. He has been missing since the afternoon of Saturday 04 January 2014.

Friends, family, army officials, police and local villagers have been been scouring the area in an effort to find him in this vast area. They are using any and all means possible, Helicopter Searches, Sniffer Dogs, Quad Bikes, Professional Trackers, as well as the many volunteers walking the trails in coordinated search parties.

As you can imagine, with all these people staying out there and resources being brought out there, these efforts are becoming costly and the family is appealing to the community for assistance, any amount will help. If you wish to donate, please use the following details:

Bank: Suncorp
Account Name: Mobeen Mahomed
BSB: 484799
Account Number: 452550482
Please put your name as reference or "Zayd Dada” if you would like to remain anonymous. Please note that at the end of this process, any excess funds will be donated to charity.

If you have any questions regarding the fundraising please contact Hasan Karimshah on 0411614606

We are trying to collect as much money as possible so that all efforts can continue uninterrupted.

We pray that Almighty Allah rewards everyone for their efforts and helps us find Zayd very soon safe and unharmed inshallah.

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Throughout the 1930's, an unimaginable evil tore through Europe, as Hitler's Third Reich terrorized its way to domination.


During these tumultuous times, a young Muslim woman living in Paris became an unlikely hero.


Noor Inayat Khan grew up in a home that fostered faith and hope.


Leading with her heart, she overcame her quiet nature and joined Winston Churchill's covert operation to give the Allies a new chance at victory.


This is her story.......


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The Australian    

THE brother of an Australian man jailed for terrorism-related offences in Saudi Arabia has been delivering lectures at some of the nation's most controversial Islamic centres while encouraging jihadists to show their "might" against disbelievers.

Perth man Junaid Thorne (pictured left), a 24-year-old who has spent much of his life in Saudi Arabia, has spoken at Sydney's al-Risalah and Melbourne's al-Furqan Islamic centres in recent weeks as part of a lecture tour backed by little-known radical organisation Millatu Ibrahim, which is banned in Germany.

Police and terrorism experts yesterday said they were not aware of the organisation having an active presence in Australia.

At al-Risalah, he sat in front of a Millatu Ibrahim banner - featuring the logo of the al-Qa'ida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant used by the most extreme Sunni fighters in Syria - to deliver his first "public lecture" since being deported from Riyadh in July.

His deportation came after his brother, Shayden, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in a Riyadh prison for possessing terrorism-related materials and supporting and encouraging terrorism. Mr Thorne, whose father is a Noongar Aboriginal man, was detained for two months for protesting against his brother's arrest in December 2011.

According to those who attended the Sydney lecture last month, "Sheik Muhammad Junaid" told followers that businessmen should be donating money to jihadists around the world.

"Support oppressed Muslims across the world, support the mujaheddin," he said, according to a summary of the speech that appeared on social media after the event.

"Money comes and goes, but what remains is what you gave in the cause of Allah. Most of the Ayat (numbered Koranic verses) mention financing jihad before jihad, in relation to the individual (sic) performance."

He said jihadists should not fight among one another, in a possible reference to hostility towards the ISIL by other Sunni groups in Syria.

"You have a noble intention and objective, fighting against each other makes us sad. Show your might against the kuffar (disbelievers) and be merciful towards each other."

Mr Thorne backed the summary of the speech online, saying "may Allah reward" the person who posted it. Repeated efforts to contact Mr Thorne online, through his family and at his local Islamic centre in Perth, were unsuccessful yesterday.

In other online postings, Mr Thorne indicated that he was involved in a group called Millatu Ibrahim Perth and quoted American-born al-Qa'ida militant Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011. Millatu Ibrahim was founded in Germany in 2011 by al-Qa'ida-linked Austrian man Mohamed Mahmoud and German ex-rapper Abou Maleeq, but was quickly banned by authorities because of its extreme Salafist leanings. Leaflets promoting the lectures at al-Risalah and al-Furqan say Mr Thorne's talks had been organised by Millatu Ibrahim Australia.

Al-Risalah, a former bookstore in Bankstown in Sydney's west, also uses the Millatu Ibrahim logo as its Facebook profile picture.

NSW Police said it was aware of the group's reputation in Europe, but had no evidence of a strong local following.

"NSW Police is aware of Millatu Ibrahim, a Salafist group active in Europe, specifically Germany," a spokeswoman said. "However, the group is not believed to be active in NSW."

Millatu Ibrahim Perth's website was recently closed down, but it has used its Facebook page to declare a hatred of disbelievers.

"We hate the Kuffar and everything that they worship," it reads. "We hate their constitutions, we reject their way of life, we reject their political systems, we reject their parliaments, we reject their democracy, capitalism, liberalism, socialism, communism and every other filthy disbelieving 'ism' that has come to act as a hindrance from Islam, the pure religion of Allah to rule from the east to the west."

Al-Risalah has claimed its imam is terrorist Bilal Khazal, who was sentenced to 12 years' jail in 2008 after compiling a book promoting violence against non-Muslims, and has hosted several other radical sheiks.

Al-Furqan was raided by police as part of a counter-terrorism operation in 2012.

Before founding Millatu Ibrahim, Mr Mahmoud was jailed for leading the Global Islamic Media Front, which disseminated al-Qa'ida propaganda.

He was arrested by Turkish authorities near the Syrian border in May, after Millatu Ibrahim was accused of encouraging its followers to fight in Syria, Yemen and Mali.

Mr Maleeq, formerly known as Denis Cuspert, was reportedly injured in September while fighting against government forces in Syria.

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1. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud $31.2bn ($25.9bn in 2012) Saudi Arabia

Whatever he touches generally turns to gold, and 2013 was no exception.


In 2011, Alwaleed and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) spent $300m on a stake in Twitter they said was worth more than 3 percent. When Twitter went public last month, the value of the prince's stake soared by 200 percent to $900m, after a 70 percent rise in the share price.


Things have also been pretty impressive at Kingdom Holding in which the prince has a 95 percent share stake: the one year return on the stock had crossed a remarkable 35 percent by last Sunday.


All this means that the prince is once again – for the 10th year running – the world’s richest Arab, with a personal fortune of $31.2bn. This figure has been verified by his private office.


But the real strength of the overall KHC portfolio lies in sector diversity. It has major interests in investment categories ranging from luxury hotels and real estate to media and publishing, entertainment, finance and investment services, social media and technology, consumer and retail, petrochemicals, education, private equities, health care, aviation – even agriculture.


KHC is among the world’s largest and most diverse investors, with regional and international holdings in many key industries. It is recognised as one of the largest foreign investors in the United States.


The question in the past few years has been whether anyone else on the rich list could ever topple the prince from pole position. Based on the latest figures, the answer is a resounding no.


NEXT WEEK: The Number 2 richest Arab in the world.

Source: ArabianBusiness

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Dubai set to launch world hub for Halal food standards


UAE: Dubai will soon launch an international accreditation centre for Halal food as part of the emirate's drive to become the world's capital for the Islamic economy.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, on Sunday announced that an action team has been appointed to set up the centre and will be led Salem Bin Mesmar, assistant director general, Health, Safety & Environment Monitoring Sector.


Dubai can serve the entire world as an authorised centre to issue Halal Food compliance certificates and accredit other products such as medicine, leather, cosmetics.


Hussain Nasser Lootah

Lootah said in a statement: "The proposed centre will undertake required tests for Halal food and other products to ensure that all such products are free from any chemical or artificial additions which are not complying with the Islamic Law, with the aim to be the first international reference in the food industry worldwide."

Mesmar added: "The move is expected to boost the business activities of Dubai as it comes in the most wanted context in both local and global levels.

"Due to the increased activities of food trade and other products, Dubai can serve the entire world as an authorised centre to issue Halal Food compliance certificates and accredit other products such as medicine, leather, cosmetics," he said.

The Islamic economy is estimated to be worth $2trn and increasing about 20-25 percent annually, according to Thomson Reuters.

The Islamic population of 1.6bn is growing at about twice the global rate and is the youngest in the world.

Muslims also mostly live in emerging economies and are becoming one of the most significant consumer groups globally, with total disposable income estimated to be $4.8tr in 2012.

In September, a European halal food company announced plans to launch in Dubai on the back of Sheikh Mohammed's initiative to make the city an Islamic economic hub.

Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), along with the Austria Business Centre has facilitated the establishment of European Food & Beverages (EFB).

The firm aims to be a major supplier for the growing halal foods market in the GCC and the wider Middle East from its Dubai base, a statement said.

Source: ArabianBusiness


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Muslim informants lauded for helping keep England safe from terrorists

CANTERBURY, England — Britain’s domestic secret service — M15 — works hand in hand with informants who sometimes monitor sermons in mosques and tell the police about suspicious members.

The former head of M15, Eliza Manningham-Buller, told the BBC there were many such Muslim agents who provide crucial information about members of their community to the police. Without their help the security services would not be as effective at rooting out potential terrorists.

During her radio appearance she spoke alongside an unnamed informant whose voice was read by an actor to protect his identity.

“This is a brave man and we all have to be grateful to him,” she said of the informant.

The informant said he was recruited by the police seven years ago and cooperated with M15 to fight Muslim extremists.

He said he did not receive a salary from the police but was reimbursed for his expenses.

He added that he hoped to educate people about the willingness of Muslims to safeguard British society.

Manningham-Buller became the director-general of M15 in 2002 and resigned in 2007.

During the interview, the Muslim informant said a large number of Muslim organizations worked with the British police.

A statement on the M15 website said the organization does not investigate any group or individual on the grounds of their ethnicity or religious beliefs. There are 2.8 million Muslims in England.

“The security service is committed to protecting the security of all UK citizens, of every faith and ethnic group,” it said.

One of the main anti-terrorist groups working in England is the government-funded Quilliam Foundation headed by two former Muslim militants who now work with the security authorities.

Following the Dec. 19 conviction of two Muslims responsible for the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in south London, the Daily Mail newspaper reported that M15 had attempted to recruit one of Rigby’s killers, but the man had turned down a cash offer to inform on extremists within his community.

Source: The Washington Post

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Islamophobic hate crime 'soars' across the UK

UK: The Guardian, Independent and ITV News report on the results of an Freedom of Information request submitted by the Press Association to all police forces in England and Wales enquiring after the number of recorded Islamophobic hate crimes and incidents.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), one of two police forces in the UK to record Islamophobia as a distinct category of hate crime revealed that it recorded 500 Islamophobic crimes in London alone. The only other force to currently do so is Greater Manchester Police.

Earlier this summer, the MPS revealed the year on increase in Islamophobic crimes in the months following Drummer Lee Rigby's murder as:

May - 139%
June - 197%
July - 122%

Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe confirmed that anti-Muslim hate crimes in the capital had risen eightfold in the two weeks following 22 May.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said 71 incidents were reported to its national community tension team during the five days after Rigby's murder on 22 May.

The Guardian rightly notes that the figures "could be much higher as nearly half of the 43 forces in England and Wales did not reveal how many hate crimes had targeted Muslims."

Only 24 of the 43 forces approached responded to the FOI to disclose results.

The Guardian further notes, "Some forces admitted they did not always record the faith of a religious hate-crime victim."

Last week the Home Office published data on hate crimes in England and Wales showing that race remained the "most commonly reported motivating factor in hate crime incidents in the period assessed was race followed by religion, with an average of 154 000 incidents and 70 000 incidents a year respectively.

"Similarly, at 85%, race was reported to be the most common motivating factor in hate crimes recorded by the police with 35 885 offences recorded during 2012-13. The figure for racially or religiously aggravated offences recorded by police over the period was 30,234."

"In 2012/13, the police recorded 1 573 religious hate crimes, compared with 1 622 offences the previous year (a fall of 3%). Religious hate crime accounted for 4% of police recorded hate crimes in 2012/13."

However, as has been documented, the category of religious hate crime does not disaggregate by religion which prevents any further analysis of the faith group affected. Matters are also complicated by the fact that incidents and crimes are sometimes classified by race and not religion, preventing a clearer picture to emerge of the actual incidence of anti-Muslim hate crime.

Superintendent Paul Giannasi, ACPO's spokesman on hate crime, said: "ACPO has played a key role in improving reporting mechanisms.

"We are working with local police forces, to help improve the way we respond to hate crime and to provide robust and transparent hate crime data."

The promise is among those noted in the Taskforce on Tackling Radicalisation's report, stating police forces would, "ensure that the extremist dimension of hate crimes is properly logged and taken into account when conducting their investigations."

But as we stated then, the Taskforce report falls short of two substantive policies which would be far more meaningful in aiding integration and challenging Islamophobia: a requirement to record Islamophobia as a category of hate crime by all police forces in the country, as is currently the case with anti-Semitism, and a review of the incitement legislation which grants groups defined by religion lesser protection under the law than those defined by race.

Concerns about the lesser protection on incitement to hatred is captured in the Guardian article in its mention of anti-Muslim hate speech on social media sites; an issue which came to some prominence after the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby given the number of posts placed on Facebook and Twitter, some of which have been successfully prosecuted.

The guidelines revised by the Crown Prosecution Service last year continue to pose a problem with the threshold deemed too high and thereby permitting an undue leniency.

A CPS spokeswoman said: "In order to preserve the right to free speech the threshold for prosecution must be high and only communications that are grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or false are prohibited by the legislation."

According to the Guardian and the Independent, a justice ministry spokesman said: "The courts already hand out tougher punishments where race or religion are found to be aggravating factors. The number of people receiving a custodial sentence for these appalling crimes is higher than ever before."

That may well be but the problem remains the poor classification of crimes to accurately capture the level of Islamophobic crimes in the UK and the encouragement given to victims to seek legal redress of grievance.

One thing the Press Association's Freedom of Information request does settle is the misguided efforts of those who have for some time rubbished the idea that anti-Muslim hate crime is rising.

Source: Engage


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Muslim attitudes to women's headwear revealed 


A survey has shown what level of cover is regarded as acceptable in different Muslim-majority countries


The university surveyed attitudes in seven major Muslim-majority countries: Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan and Egypt Photo: PEW RESEARCH CENTER



A survey of how women should dress in the Muslim world has found that most women would prefer that a woman completely cover her hair but not necessarily her face.

Only in Turkey and Lebanon, the most secular countries in the region, do more than one-in-four think it is appropriate for a woman to not cover her head at all in public.

Research by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research has been put into a handy graphic and analysed by the Pew Research Centre.

The university surveyed attitudes in seven major Muslim-majority countries: Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan and Egypt.

The degree to which women cover their hair in public is of course a major issue across the region. Answers suggested that the Arab spring has done little to alter attitudes.

Respondents were shown six cards with various types of head cover, ranging from the fully covering burka to none at all.

The most conservative responses were displayed in Saudi Arabia. Sixty two per cent of respondents there said that women should wear the niqab, the headdress that allows over a narrow slit over the eyes. In Iraq and Pakistan, 32 per cent and 31 per cent of respondents respectively judged the cloaklike hijab (3rd from the left in the graphic), which reveals the full face, to be most appropriate.

The most popular was the more designed hijab (4th from the left), which was approved by a majority in Tunisia and Egypt, and a large minority in Turkey and Iraq. The research did not reveal the gender of respondents.

Source: Telegraph

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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
 satin zaytuun Arabic name for a Chinese city
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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!


This week a CCN reader recommends



 Stanley Wolpert 


The history of India is the engrossing story of an ancient civilization, reborn as a modern nation.


More a continent than a single nation, India is home to over one-fifth of humanity, yet it remains a mystery to most non-Indians, barely appreciated and poorly understood.


Stanley Wolpert's third edition of India provides a much-needed, concise overview of Indian history and culture.


His new preface brings the book up to date, discussing the most recent national elections, the economic effects of the new globalization, and the consequences of joining the nuclear arms race.



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: From the heart of Rondebult in Germiston, South Africa comes this delicate and delightfully delicious recipe which was an absolute treat from Shaakira Pandor. 

Coconut Macaroon Tarts



1 cups flour

112gm butter

1 beaten egg

3 tab sugar

½ tsp salt

Enough water to bind the dough



Place flour, sugar and salt in a food processor

Add butter

Add egg and enough water to make a soft dough

Refrigerate for an hour

Roll out dough

Cut in circles and line patty pans




250gm desiccated coconut

4 tab melted butter

1 cup sugar

8 tsp milk

2 eggs



Mix above ingredients together

Place into tart moulds lined with pastry

Place a cherry on each

Bake at about 180deg until done

Brush with warm apricot jam


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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My top tips to a healthier you for 2014

Making simple changes on a daily basis is the most successful way to improve your health, energy levels and motivation, permanently!

• Aim to eat every 3 to 4 hours to maintain an active metabolism
• Eat a diet low in saturated fats and high in essential fats
• Include a good source of protein in each meal
• Reduce your caffeine intake if you love your coffee
• Read food labels when shopping and make healthy choices
• Avoid fad diets
• Take your time when eating to not only aid in digestion, but to truly enjoy your meal
• Aim to exercise at least four times a week for 30 minutes or more
• Walk, walk and walk some more
• Enjoy your workouts and you’ll always want more!! 






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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Friend: "What are you eating?"

Mula Nasruddin: "Alphabet soup"

Friend: "Looks like spaghetti"

Mula Nasruddin: "It's in Arabic"

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Food eaten late at night is more fattening.

Many diets tell you not to eat after a certain time in the evening. They say the body will store more fat because it is not burned off with any activity.

A study at the Dunn Nutrition Centre in Cambridge suggests otherwise.
Volunteers were placed in a whole body calorimeter, which measures calories burned and stored.They were fed with a large lunch and small evening meal for one test period, then a small lunch and large evening meal during a second test period.

The results revealed the large meal eaten late at night did not make the body store more fat.

It's not when you eat that's important, but the total amount you consume in a 24-hour period.

It is true that people who skip meals during the day, then eat loads in the evening are more likely to be overweight than those who eat regularly throughout the day.

'This may be because eating regular meals helps people regulate their appetite and overall food intake.'

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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Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.

Surah Al-Israa 17:23


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We got into the habit of living

before acquiring the habit of thinking. 


~ Nobel Prize winning author and philosopher Albert Camus (1913-1960)



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An Exhibition of the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 19 January Gold Coast Mosque Int. Food Festival 2014 26 JANUARY Gold Coast Mosque Int. Food Festival 2014 DIRECTIONS 26 JANUARY MBN Networking Seminar 5 February 2014 World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 6 February


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18 January


Celebration of the Prophet's birth

Islamic Society of Queensland Inc.

Islamic College of Brisbane

0407 156 527

5pm to 9pm

19 January


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


International Food Festival 2014

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque, 144 Allied Drive, Arundel

0416 212 541

8am to 8pm

5 February


MBN Workshop: Network & Prosper

Muslim Business Network (MBN)

Brisbane Technology Park, Eight Mile Plains

0422 191 675

6.30pm to 8.30pm

9 February


Fundraising Lunch:
Victims of War Association


Svoboda Park, Kuraby

0450 908 786

11am to 2.30pm

22 March


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

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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


Meeting Dates & Times


Thursday 20 February 2014 Metropolitan South Regional Office 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Thursday 22 May 2014 Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Thursday 21 August 2014 Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Thursday 20 November 2014 Mt Gravatt Police Station, 2132 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Commencing at 7.00pm (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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