Sunday, 15 June 2014

 Newsletter 0501 



Prof Ahmed Latif (formerly of Zimbabwe) was amongst the Queen's Birthday honour recipients, just weeks before the 68-year-old Indian-born doctor retires.

“This is a major thing for me, this OAM,” he told CCN.

“It’s fantastic, this is really something unexpected and a great farewell present.”

"Coming from Africa, I feel very privileged and honoured to be given an OAM as an Australian citizen."


Professor Latif has been the medical director and public health advisor to the Katherine-based Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation since 2009.


He moved to Australia in 2003 and his first post was as medical officer for the STI/HIV control program in the Northern Territory.

Before that he was dean of the medical school at the University of Zimbabwe in Africa.

Professor Latif has also been a consultant to the WHO on and off for more than 20 years, and also to the United Nations Population Fund from 2007-08.

The halls of a great university are a long way from Australia’s Aboriginal and Indigenous communities, but it was a challenge he grasped with both hands.

He set about establishing community-based public health programs to address child and maternal health, population health issues, chronic health conditions and mental health.

The initiatives have brought results - more chronic illnesses are being detected early, leading to better health outcomes. And childhood vaccination rates are nudging 100%.

“Bringing public health awareness into Aboriginal communities – I think that’s where I have made my mark I suppose,” he said.




Police Sergeant Jim Bellos, the cross cultural liaison officer with the Queensland Police Service, was also a recipient of an OAM for his services to the multicultural community.


He will add this prestigious recognition along with his Queenslander of the Year Award and his more recent Australian Police Medal which he received in January.

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Report and photos by the organizing committee





Last Sunday marked the inaugural Kuraby fun day at the Brisbane Islamic School. Alhamdulillah we managed to raise $83,829.10.

The contribution of all of the food stall holders ensured there was an explosion of colour, aromas and tastes with the launch of the first ever Kuraby Mosque Fun Day.

Our community's taste buds were treated to an assault of the finest international cuisines including scrumptious, Somali samoosas (arguably the best we’ve tasted) ; sizzling Indonesian satay and South African steak burgers that were sensational and sold out even before dinner. The Pakistani tikka and biryani were a hot favourite. But all of the food at the fun day was a great delight.

Our children revelled in the rides, play time with the cutest animals in the farm and spent hours being decorated in the creative corner with face paint, henna, loom bands and much more.

The ladies enjoyed some quality time learning how to decorate cakes, the most effective exercises for burning off all those cakes and the fine art of calligraphy from the experts - not to forget an entire shopping bazaar of beautiful Islamic clothing and homewares to spoil themselves for Eid.

For the health and fitness gurus amongst us, we were treated to amazing displays from the local karate club, a unique opportunity to meet cricket professionals from the International Cricket Club and a chance to show off their fitness and strength in the rowing and bench press challenges.

We were all treated to a spectacular performance of a new genre, called 'slam poetry' performed by some talented young students and witnessed first hand the extraordinary artistic talents of our Kuraby Madrassah students with their beautiful Ramadaan inspired murals.

It was also useful to learn more about the many charitable organisations that work so tirelessly in our community and to have an opportunity to offer our support to them.

Whilst it was an extraordinary day filled with fun for everyone, it was also an opportunity for our diverse community to come together and support each other by raising much needed funds for our beloved Kuraby Mosque.

The extraordinary fireworks display on the night sky brought an excitement to the faces of our children that was a pleasure to witness.

As the day drew to a close, it was hard not to feel truly blessed by Allah SWT to be a part of our community, in this great country.
On behalf of the Kuraby Mosque, we would like to say a special "JazaakAllah" to all those many volunteers and stall holders that contributed their efforts and resources to ensuring the success of this spectacular fun day.
It is always hard to single out a few people to the exclusion of others. Without detracting from the efforts of others, the following communities/ stalls need to be announced because their contribution was prime in making the event the success it was:

• Algerian / Japanese - Individuals
• Pakistani Community
• Bangladeshi Community
• Uzbek Community
• Fijian Community
• Algerian Community
• Indonesian Community
• South Africa Community
• Zambian Community
• Somali Community
• Maldivian Community
• Flamingos Flame Grill (Organisation of Food City Group)
• Crescent of Brisbane
• Mangal - Underwood Shopping Centre
• Fijian Cup Cakes - Individuals

We would also like to thank the many thousands of people who attended the day and supported the efforts of all those involved. Your attendance made the day exciting as it was.






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Kuraby Mosque


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Gold Coast Mosque

Email your calendar to ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org for inclusion here


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By Nadiya Khan – Family Fun Night Coordinator 2014 at AIIC.




On Saturday 24 May, more than 600 school community members attended the Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) for a fun filled night.



There was a positive ambience that filled the entrance of the hall as mothers, fathers, teachers and children graced the school with their presence and eagerly awaited the excitement for the evening.


Every year the school hosts this event with performances and activities that provide an opportunity for the whole school community to come together and celebrate the education of their children.



At AIIC we identify the prominent position that our school community plays in making our school a special place to be. A strong partnership between the school, the home and the community is central toward constructing a quality learning atmosphere for our children.


The Parent and Citizens Committee has worked diligently with teachers to present this key event on our school calendar.


The action on the day entailed many well thought out activities implemented by our very own teachers.


This included a photo booth, movie sessions with free popcorn, face painting, henna and multiple food items such as a jelly and custard stall and a hot chocolate stall.



Our student council was encouraged to participate and helped raise funds for Afghanistan on the night.



Key performances for the night included the school’s Nasheed group and a well known community artist Hafeez Ali Khan.



Making this year’s event come to life, our students and families of AIIC were overcome with excitement on viewing the fireworks!



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THE Holland Park Islamic Society has spoken out against proposed changes to the Racial ­Discrimination Act that could allow people to vilify a group because of their race, colour or national or ethnic origin as a part of “public discussion”.

The centre, which has a congregation of more than 400 people, has collected 1000 signatures against the proposed changes in conjunction with the Brisbane Sikh Temple in Eight Mile Plains and the wider community.

The petition was tabled by Labor Member for Griffith Terri Butler last fortnight.

Holland Park Islamic Society spokesman Ali Kadri (pictured above) said it was important to work with other ethnic and cultural groups against draft amendments.

“Although I understand free speech, if you open such legislation, which would damage the social fabric of multicultural nations, it’s not going to be good,” Mr Kadri said.

“It’s going to isolate and marginalise more and more people.”


He said without the protection of the current act, different cultural groups might retaliate against those vilifying them.

“It will become a tit for tat sort of thing,” he said.

Ms Butler said she was pleased to table the petition.

“I strongly believe that the hate speech laws should ­remain,’’ Ms Butler said.

She said she hoped that the Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, would listen to the voice of the people and stop any attempt to remove protections against hate speech.

Senator Brandis, who raised the proposal earlier this year, told the South-East Advertiser the federal government made an election commitment to reform the act to protect freedom of speech while prohibiting racial vilification.

“Section 18C, in its current form, does neither of these things well,” Senator Brandis said.

He said he thanked those who had taken part in the community community consultation and now planned to release a draft bill in the coming weeks.

“There are a variety of views in the community, many who want Section 18C repealed completely, which is not the government’s view, many who want Section 18C to remain in its present form, and many who think Section 18C should be reformed,” Senator Brandis said.

He said these views would help the development of a draft bill for consideration by cabinet in coming weeks.

Source:  Courier Mail


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Source: Sunday Courier Mail 1 June 2014


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The small community of Muslims in Hervey Bay has converted an old shed into a Mussallah with a ladies section and attached ablution facilities and a kitchen on a property purchased by two local doctors, Hamd Rehman and Shahzad Ahmed in the central CBD.


During the week, Fijr, Maghrib, Esha and Jummah Salaat are held, and at weekends all the salaats are performed.


With many of the Mussalees being medical practitioners at the hospital, numbers vary but Jummah is always well attended.

On going improvements and maintenance work continues, and any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

The Mussallah is situated at: 64 Torquay Road, Torquay, Hervey Bay, Qld 4655

Bank details : NAB
BSB : 084 801
A/C No: 395 046 088


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Zuha Ali seen receiving her CCN Young Muslim Writers Award in 2012

Two students of the Islamic College of Brisbane, Nadia Saeed and Zuha Ali, have been appointed as 2014 Youth Parliament Members. Nadia is representing Springwood and Zuha, Woodridge.

They are two of the 89 young Queenslanders aged between 12 and 25 who have been selected to represent their communities at this peak youth forum. Their respective departments are Education and the Arts as well as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs.


Nadia Saeed is a senior student in her 11th year at the Islamic College. "I was ecstatic upon receiving the phone call that informed me that my application as a youth parliamentarian had been accepted," she said.


Zuha Ali aspired to represent the Muslim community from a very young age and was immediately drawn to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs.


In September, the youth parliament members will be heading off to Queensland Parliament House to debate eight new youth bills which the Youth parliament members have been writing.


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A GYMPIE man named Dollah (pictured left) may be Australia's loneliest and most financially desperate man. He might also be its most honest.

Desperate by any definition, working only to pay his rent and get food to his refugee family trapped in a remote corner of Bangladesh, Dollah recently stumbled on what would have been temptation for anyone else.
He found a pay envelope containing hundreds of dollars.

He handed it in to police and has yet to be convinced that he can hang on to it if it is not claimed in six weeks.

"He doesn't want anything he hasn't worked for," his friend and host Deborah Rays told The Gympie Times.

His escape from life-threatening viciousness in Myanmar is a long story that includes hiding in the jungle, running from soldiers, a blacked-out two hours on a smuggler's boat and a fearful run through an alien city to pay big money for a Skype connection so he could apply for a visa.
Dollah a Gympie meatworker, is the only man from his village to reach Australia.

Others, aged 12 and upwards, were mutilated and killed in front of their mothers and wives, part of the genocide now being experienced by his Rohingya people, a Muslim group regarded by many as the most oppressed people in the world.

Dollah now has permanent residency and an Australian ID card.

It is the first official recognition he has ever had that he exists and is a person.

Until he came into The Gympie Times' office this week, he had never seen a newspaper - not that he can read or write.

And his friends in Australia - Deborah Rays of Caboolture and Jamie Barnes of Gympie - are among the few strangers he has ever met who were not trying to kill him.

Without asking a free ride from anyone, he is working at Nolan Meats to earn money he uses to attempt to get food to his family - a wife, daughter, mother and two younger brothers - living in fear under a tarp.

His other brother is in jail.

His brother and his father were repeatedly beaten and tortured by the Myanmar Army.

His father died as a result, making Dollah responsible for the family.

His father's last wish was for Dollah to escape and somehow earn money to feed his family hiding across the border in Bangladesh.

He works at Nolan Meats and supporters are raising money to buy Dollah an electric-assisted bicycle so he can ride to work from his rented Monkland home and no longer have to spend much of his wages on cab fares.

But he is a man still in fear, constantly apprehensive. It is an attitude that makes sense after his experiences of life.

Recently he found what looked like a pay packet, an envelope containing some hundreds of dollars.

After handing the money in to police he noticed a very sad looking teenage male walking along the road where he found the money.

If it is your money, Dollah wants you to collect it from Gympie police station.

Told that it is his if it remains unclaimed, he says no.

"He doesn't want anything he hasn't worked for," Ms Rays said.

Dollah's story is proof that ordinary Australians know the difference, even if our leaders on all sides do not.

Australians have already donated, through the technological medium of internet "crowd funding", $1500 or more towards the $2500 cost of an electric bicycle to help him get to work.

For less than the cost of a bar of chocolate, Gympie people can make a difference, via the sites www.indiegogo.com or www.facebook.com/ride4refugee (which has a link to the indiegogo fund raising site).

It is also our chance to show a hard-working, honest man that, while we don't like being conned, as we sometimes may feel we are, we appreciate a genuine cause.

And it is our chance to let Australia's loneliest person know that he is among friends.

Source:  The Chronicle


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Dear all

I am an atheist and someone who hopes that one day we will have secular education in all schools.

I am an atheist who believes in religious toleration. On that basis, I think we have common ground.

I believe I am living in a country that does not believe in religious toleration. This is in spite of much talk about 'British values' which apparently refers to such things as 'democracy', 'freedom' and - ironically, 'religious toleration'!

I believe that I am living in a country that does not believe in religious toleration because one faith is being singled out for special treatment. This is not toleration, it is discrimination.

We know the examples: highlighting segregation of sexes in schools where there are Muslims whilst it goes on for many different reasons in the education system as a whole, between schools, or within schools; highlighting Muslim dress whilst the religious dress of other faiths is not mentioned...

So, my position is this: while we are in a situation in which we do not have universal secular education with religious toleration, we should aim for an end to all forms of 'cherry-picking' and 'selectivity' . We should oppose any attempt by politicians to select this or that part of one faith's practises as 'objectionable' whilst failing to notice that equivalents are practised by other faiths.

With this in mind, may I plead with practitioners and leaders of all faiths to regard these selective attacks on Muslims as an attack on you and indeed on all of us?

May I plead with you to point out to politicians exactly how some of their statements about Islam or about Muslim religious practices, could if applied consistently, apply to you?

At present, they are getting away with being selective because, in part, we do not hear your voices saying, 'Us too!'

When one group is attacked, we are all unsafe. You too. Please do not ever think that by politicians attacking one faith, your faith is made secure. Please speak out, call the politicians to account and show that their cherry-picking and selectivity for what it is: prejudice, discrimination or just cynical vote-seeking.

Thank you for reading this.

Michael Rosen


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The Logan Mosque is holding a fundraiser on 21 June to raise $100 000 for creating a 450 square meter area to be used for functions, ifthar programmes and room for more Musallies during Jumma and tharaweeh salaats.


The house on the adjoining property is also in need of repairs before it is ready to house offices for a full-time Imam and administration. The Logan City council has also given notice for more bitumen sealed car park areas.


Click on the thumbnail image above for more information on the dinner, contact persons and banking details.

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By Hasan Azad, Aljazeera     

Are Muslim academics playing the role of 'house Muslims'?

"Why are there no Muslim philosophers?" Sudipta Kaviraj posed this question to me while I was studying some critical Western texts of philosophy in the fall of 2009 with him. Although this is a complicated question - which I do not take at face value, given that Kaviraj is himself an important postcolonial thinker - it does point to a significant failure of Muslim thinkers to engage their own intellectual tradition, together with the Western tradition of thought.

At the same time, Kaviraj's question relates to another crucial question raised more recently by Hamid Dabashi: "Can non-Europeans think?" In his article, Dabashi highlights how non-European thought - Muslim thought for our present purposes - is cast by the academia. The problem now is not whether Muslims can or cannot think, but how their thought needs to be reshaped according to Western "styles" of thinking for it to be deemed "philosophy" by Western academics, and not something closer to mythology.

On one level the question "Why are there no Muslim philosophers?" is an absurd one. Hamid Dabashi and Walter Mignolo, both major thinkers in their own right, mention the names of a number of Muslim philosophers (Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Azmi Bishara, Sadeq Jalal Al-Azm, Fawwaz Traboulsi, Abdallah Laroui, Abdolkarim Soroush, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr). Wael Hallaq - himself also a very important thinker - has added to that list in his own commentary on the relation of politics and knowledge (Muhammad Arkoun, M Abed al-Jabiri, Ali Harb, Hasan Hanafi, and Muhammad Shahrur).

Muslim thought and Western academia

Lately, I have been pondering a set of questions. I posed them in a few academic forums, all with a decent Muslim representation, but I have yet to receive any satisfactory responses. My questions are: To what extent can Muslims think as Muslims within academia without being deemed too Muslim, and to what extent must their thought be made to conform to Western paradigms of thought?

That is, in order to be accepted within the academia, the writings of Muslim academics must not be identifiable as Islamic thought, but just more expressions of "academic objectivity". Put differently, if the primary role of the academy is to inculcate obedience to the state, and if Muslims must make their thought conform to the strictures of the academy, are they then reproducing Western power/knowledge given that, as Michel Foucault has taught us, knowledge and power are intertwined?

I would like to remind the reader that one of the major endeavours of the British in India (which was the exemplary colonial project) was to educate Indians according to modern, Western knowledge in order to create subjects that were more pliant and welcoming of British rule. One of the dreams of Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), who played a major role in introducing Western education to India, was that Indians would ultimately educate other Indians in Western subjects.





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Source: Huffington Post


Next week in CCN: Another of the 10 Muslim Women you Have To Know

Nusayba bint Ka'b Al-Ansariyah (Arabia, unknown-634 C.E.)

Nusayba was of one of the first advocates for the rights of Muslim women. Notably, she asked the Prophet Muhammad, "Why does God only address men (in the Quran)?" Soon after this exchange, the Prophet received a revelation in Chapter 33, Verse 35 that mentions women can attain every quality to which men have access. The verse also conclusively settled that women stand on the same spiritual level as men. She was viewed as a visionary who transcended her Nusayba bint Ka'b Al-Ansariyah (Arabia, unknown-634 C.E.)

Nusayba was of one of the first advocates for the rights of Muslim women. Notably, she asked the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), "Why does God only address men (in the Quran)?"


Soon after this exchange, the Prophet received a revelation in Chapter 33, Verse 35 that mentions women can attain every quality to which men have access. The verse also conclusively settled that women stand on the same spiritual level as men. She was viewed as a visionary who transcended her own generation.


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Mohammed Ibrahim $2.15bn ($2.4bn) UK (Sudan)                 

Another example of a self-made man, Mohammed ‘Mo’ Ibrahim is putting his money to good effect in Africa, where he has set up the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, to encourage better governance in Africa, as well as creating the Mo Ibrahim Index, to evaluate nations’ performance.


Ibrahim is a member of the Africa Regional Advisory Board of London Business School and a British Sudanese mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire.


He was born in north Sudan and started out working at the African country’s postal service.


He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria before going off to the UK to get his master’s degree and PhD, and ended up as an academic with a specialisation in mobile communications.


When British Telecommunications was about to launch the first mobile service in the UK the company invited him to come on board as a technical director and engineer.


Ibrahim left his job with the support of his wife to become a consultant and eventually forming his own company with $50,000 in savings.


With the help of 450 engineers the company designed networks around the world. He then sold his first company a few years later for about $1bn.  

Source: ArabianBusiness

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As Salaamu Alaikum,

The photos are from Mission Possible. This is an organisation who do volunteer work providing for Children with Cancer. Every so often the children are taken on camps and Mission Possible prepare packs with stationery, colouring books, blankets, pillows, beanies, toys, etc. These items are all donated by well wishers. The groups can be up to 80 children of different ages and there are approximately 6 camps a year.

They are currently trying to get "LOOM BANDS" and Stationery. I make a humble appeal for anyone who is willing to make loom bands and donate to Mission Possible. (A great activity for our younger generation to do.)

For further details please contact me on 0402 575 410

Ws Salaam



Zainah Anwar - a true pioneer for Muslim women


MALAYSIA: Women shouldn’t have to choose between being a Muslim and being a feminist – there are no contradictions there. This is the basic tenet of Zainah Anwar, co-founder of Sisters in Islam in Malaysia and recipient of the highest French honour, the Legion d'Honneur.

Anwar received the honour in recognition of her quest for women’s rights in the structure available in the Koran.

Malaysia has two separate judicial systems. Muslims are bound by Sharia law on personal matters like marriage and custody rights, while members of other faiths are subject to civil law. The establishment of Sharia law in 1970 left women, alongside religious and ethnic minorities, disenfranchised in their own state. Sharia law offered legal justification for spousal abuse like domestic violence as well as other discriminatory practices against women.

In 1987 Anwar and a group of woman came together to discuss the problem of discrimination against Muslim women in the name of Islam. The question that they wanted answered was: Why do laws and policies made in the name of Islam create injustice?

The women - lawyers, academics, journalists, analysts, and activists - decided on a simple course of action: they set about to study the religious text to discover for themselves where the text permits discrimination against women.

“Even if we are not mullahs, we can, as citizens of a democratic society, speak up, and if religion is used as a source of law or public policy, then every citizen has a right to speak on religion and on laws based on religious principles,” Anwar maintained.


Even if we are not mullahs, we can, as citizens of a democratic society, speak up, and if religion is used as a source of law or public policy, then every citizen has a right to speak on religion and on laws based on religious principles.

Zainah Anwar

The group's area of study included those sections of the text used to justify domestic violence, polygamy, women's unquestioning obedience to men, the inferior position of women as witnesses, and gender inequality in general.

What the women found was that the Koran talks about justice, compassion, and mercy and about men and women being each other's guardian. It became clear that it was not Islam that oppressed women, but male-centred interpretations of the Koran influenced by cultural practices and values of a patriarchal society.


Empowered with the realization that Islam doesn’t discriminate against women, Sisters in Islam set about to share their new-found knowledge. They wrote letters to editors of all major newspapers which drew huge public response. By 1991 the group had published two booklets on women’s rights in Islam. The advocacy group went on to submit memoranda to the government on law reform.

In 1994 Sisters in Islam was instrumental in the passing of the Domestic Violence Act in Malaysia and in thwarting the government’s view that the law would not apply to Muslim men by proving that Islam does not support violence against women.

Anwar and Sisters in Islam have succeeded in offering leadership and guidance to Muslim women by educating them and reframing the traditional readings of Islam in a way that offers more just interpretations supporting women's rights.

They are part of a growing wave of people proclaiming that Islam is just, equal and fair. Let’s hope their efforts reach into every corner of the globe.

The French government’s highest order, created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, rewards men and women, French and foreigners, for their distinguished merits and the exemplary services to causes supported by France.
Source:  ABAC  Women's Forum


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Fatwa Against Honor Killings Declared By Pakistan Ulema Council Of Muslim Leaders

PAKISTAN: Following the brutal murder of Farzana Parveen Iqbal, the Pakistan Ulema Council of Muslim scholars issued a fatwa condemning "honor killings" as un-Islamic and inhuman, reports Newsweek Pakistan.

The fatwa declared, "killing of girls in the name of honor or dignity is terrorism and viciousness—which has nothing to do with Islam.”

Iqbal was 25 years old and pregnant when she was fatally attacked by over two dozen family members, who battered her with bricks. Her father reportedly told police, "I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it."

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan observed nearly 900 women falling victim to honor killings in 2013 alone, based on media reports.

The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada issued a similar fatwa in 2012, following the honor killing of four women from the Shafia family in Montreal. Syed Soharwardy, the imam who founded the council, explained that the fatwa serves as "morally binding" for all Muslims, though it has no legal teeth.

"So if anybody is thinking that honour killing is allowed in Islam, or domestic violence is OK or misogyny is OK, we are saying no, you are dead wrong," Soharwardy said.

The Pakistan Ulema Council will release a more detailed edict on honor killings on June 5, during a conference of leaders from all sects.

Source:  Huffington Post


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Park View Academy hits back in Trojan horse row

Staff and pupils at Birmingham school have been left baffled and angry over its media portrayal



UK: If the Trojan horse plot – the alleged infiltration of Birmingham's schools by extreme Islamists – has a notional HQ, then Park View academy is it.

Here, it is suggested, in the inner-city area of Alum Rock, is the launchpad for a colonisation of 21 schools across the east of the city by a network of determined fundamentalists seeking to segregate children, harass non- Muslims and lionise al-Qaida.

Though scant evidence has so far emerged, the plot may be real. The council, Ofsted and the former national head of counter-terrorism, Peter Clarke, on behalf of Michael Gove's Department for Education, are all working on separate inquiries prompted by an anonymous letter and testimonies from former staff from Park View and the other institutions. A leaked copy of an Ofsted report into Park View suggests that this week the inspectorate will reverse its 2012 grading of "outstanding" and condemn the academy as "inadequate" for failing to raise its pupils' "awareness of the risks of extremism".

But at the school itself there is simply bafflement, anger and sadness. On Friday, its airy and bright reception was ordered, calm and friendly as staff – some of the women with their hair covered and others not – chatted to the unfailingly polite children coming and going from exams.

A poster on the wall told of a recent "award trip" for the best-behaving pupils to watch Captain America at the local Vue cinema. It didn't look much like a fundamentalist madrasa.

If anyone has been radicalised in recent weeks it might be Helena Rosewell, 56, the head of music at Park View, who admits her "blood is boiling".

Rosewell, a teacher for 15 years, has been at Park View for four of those since joining from a local grammar. She voluntarily submitted testimonies to the council condemning the "absurd" allegations that children were in some way radicalised or even being segregated in classes. "As a white, non-Muslim, female teacher in charge of music at Park View school for a number of years, I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly opposing the claim that there is any kind of movement in place to either segregate or radicalise our students," she wrote.


The Guardian

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Quran in the Vatican


VATICAN: For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran were heard at the Vatican recently, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.



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The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World




QATAR: Twenty-year-old Iqbal El Assaad made history by becoming the youngest doctor in the region when she graduated from the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) yesterday.

As a gifted child, Iqbal’s favourite pastime was reading or solving a mathematics equation.

Her cognitive skills were so advanced that she learned algebra by sitting with her older siblings while they did their homework.

“I used to teach my children words and numbers to prepare them for school, but I never taught Iqbal to count. She would watch her siblings closely and learn from them,” said her father, Mahmoud Omar El Assaad.

By the time she was five, Iqbal’s intellectual prowess was widely acknowledged at her school in Lebanon, and the teachers facilitated her development by allowing her to skip several grades.

Iqbal, who is of Palestinian origin, was determined to fulfil her childhood goal of becoming a doctor in order to provide medical care to Palestinian refugees who lived in camps.

“Since I was very young, I really wanted to help people. My family did not live in a camp, but we had family members who did and I used to visit them,” she said. “I became aware that they had a lot of medical needs and I felt that the best way to help them would be by providing family healthcare.”

So when she completed high school at the age of 12, the minister of education in Lebanon stepped in to help her secure the most competitive scholarships.

“When they told me about the opportunity to study at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and I read about the university and Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, I was very happy. Weill Cornell is known across the world for offering top medical programmes and I was really pleased to receive a scholarship from HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser,” she says.

Having earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from WCMC-Q, she has voiced gratitude to Sheikha Moza and to others who helped her along the way.

Iqbal will be starting her residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in the United States this summer and she hopes to specialise in paediatrics, with a long-term view to becoming a paediatric cardiologist.

She has not forgotten her childhood dream, and intends to continue working hard and with the utmost dedication until she realises it.

“My biggest dream is to come back to Lebanon and open a free clinic for the Palestinians in the camp and to help them out as much as I possibly can,” Iqbal said.

Source:  Gulf Times

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Iceland: Mosque plan supporters 'register as Muslims'



ICELAND: People in Iceland have been joining the national Muslim Association as a protest against right-wing opposition to a new mosque planned for the capital Reykjavik, it seems.

"I've received emails from people asking how they can register. I was a bit surprised, but very pleased," say association founder Salmann Tamimi (pictured above).

The upsurge in interest apparently stems from a row over the council's decision to grant land for the mosque. Opponents say it's a misuse of public land and they're defending the established church, while critics accuse them of bigotry.

Iceland's 770 registered Muslims currently worship in a room on the third floor of an office block, and waited 14 years before getting permission to build the new mosque in 2013.

A leading journalist, Gunnar Smari Egilsson, says he might join the Muslim Association so that, as Icelandic law requires, it receives a small donation from his taxes. In a Facebook post he says joining would "help its members protect themselves from the attacks and lies of the Progressive Party and its supporters", whom he accuses of a "xenophobic lurch". But Prime Minister and Progressive Party leader David Gunnlaugsson rejects accusations that his supporters are flirting with racism, saying instead that they simply want an "open debate" .

Icelandic law allows membership of only one religious association at a time, and Mr Tamimi says he'd prefer that people didn't have to quit the national church simply to show support for the mosque. "There's room in Christianity to fight for the human rights of others," he says.

Source:  BBC

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Mohammed Assaf excited about performing at Fifa Congress



BRAZIL: Mohammed Assaf performed at the opening ceremony of the Fifa Congress in São Paulo – making him the first Arab singer to take part in a Fifa event.


His song, Assaf360, was recorded in a live 24-hour session in Dubai last Tuesday with the leading American producer Rodney Jerkins. And fans got involved by tweeting suggested lyrics.

While happy with the high energy of the track and the collaborative spirit, Assaf expresses some disappointment at Fifa, which he feels snubbed him by not letting him perform on the bigger stage of the World Cup Opening Ceremony on Thursday.


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Ireland is more faithful to the Qu’aran than Saudi Arabia


USA: The most faithful country in the world to the Qu’aran is Ireland, a report has found.

While one would reasonably expect a majority Muslim country such as Malaysia or Saudi Arabia to top such a list, Ireland, Denmark and Luxembourg are all rated higher at following the Muslim holy text.

Hossein Askari, a Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University in the US was one of the two authors of the Islamicity index along with Scheherazade S. Rehman, told the BBC that the paper tracked how countries applied the lessons of the Qu’aran to societal life.

“We looked at whether or not the countries did what they were supposed to do.

“We looked at governance, political and human rights and international relations.”

The findings of the report showed that Ireland, the UK and the US all scored higher than every single member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

In fact, the OIC’s highest-ranked member was Malaysia at 33, while Saudi Arabia and Qatar are at 93 and 111, respectively.

Professot Askari says that the reason for the low ranking of Islamic countries is their governance.


“If a country, society, or community displays characteristics such as unelected, corrupt, oppressive, and unjust rulers, inequality before the law, unequal opportunities for human development, absence of freedom of choice (including that of religion), opulence alongside poverty, force, and aggression as the instruments of conflict resolution as opposed to dialogue and reconciliation, and, above all, the prevalence of injustice of any kind, it is prima facie evidence that it is not an Islamic community,” he said.

“Islam is, and has been for centuries, the articulation of the universal love of Allah for his creation and for its unity, and all that this implies for all-encompassing human and economic development,” he concluded.

The teachings of the Qu’aran say that economic prosperity is good for society, but Askari’s report found that prosperity rarely trickles down in Islamic countries.

Source:  Yahoo News UK & Ireland

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New TV channel launches for ‘comfortably British’ Muslims



UK: British Muslim TV, a new channel aimed at British Muslims will be launching in the UK this June. Its arrival joins an already growing number of specialized, niche channels for religious and ethnic minorities in recent years. But unlike most of these channels, the programme content of British Muslim TV has been exclusively funded and made in the UK.

Soon to air on the British Sky digital platform, filming has already been underway to create content that reflects the different voices of the Muslim community in the UK and to embody the tag line “Confidently Muslim, Comfortably British”. The channel has already generated interest through a social media campaign on both Facebook and Twitter.


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



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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.

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KB says: This week's recipe is an adaptation of the one on the Ask Nanima Facebook page. The friend who made it says it has made her "The Talk of Town".   

Saucy Grilled Chicken



Step 1
1 chicken, skinned and cut up into eight pieces
½ cup of tomato puree
1 tbsp. red ginger garlic paste
2 tsp salt
1½ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tsp jeeru
2 tbsp. lemon juice
Marinate the chicken in the above ingredients for approximately an hour.

Step 2
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 oz. of butter
1 tbsp. crushed garlic
1 tbsp. red chilli powder
1 tbsp. crushed red chillies
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Combine all the above and cook for approx. 5 mins.

Step 3
Cook the chicken in a pot with 1 tbsp. ghee until chicken is cooked.

Step 4
Pour the sauce over the chicken and grill for approx. 10 minutes

Step 5
Serve hot with pita or roti.


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 to run but find now that my knees are starting to stiffen up and sometimes even feel a little painful after a run. Is there anything I can do to make it a little easier on the joints?

A: When it comes to pavement pounding, too much can mean that you’ll have to spend some time on the sideline. Running as you know is high impact. So sometimes if you’re doing it too often or too fast, it could increase your risk of injury.

Take a look at your technique next time you’re out on a run and see if you can improve on your stride or landing, etc.

Think heel, toe landing to keep the knees safe.


Also like any other exercise, give your body time to recover between runs and don’t forget to stretch.

Don’t stop doing what you love, just change it up every now and then to shock or trick the body.


You’ll find that the variation makes an impact on how you feel and also the results you get.






My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


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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 sent a text to his wife at night, "Salaams my dear, I am working late, please try and wash all my dirty clothes and make sure you prepare my favourite dish before I return"


But there is no reply.....He sent another text, "And I forgot to tell you that I got an increase in my salary at the end of the month and I'm getting you a new car."


Almost immediately, he gets a text back, "OMG really?"


Mula Nasruddin replied: "No, I just wanted to make sure you got my first message."  

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Truly those in sin are the ones straying in mind, and mad.     
Surah Al-Qamar 54:4


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Your children are not your children.


They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.


They came through you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.


~ Khalil Gibran


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Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


Topic = Tafseer lessons
Venue = Masjid Taqwa, Bald Hills, Qld 4036
Day = Every Monday | Time = After Esha salah | Period = approximately 30 minutes
Presenter = Mufti Junaid Akbar
Cost = free, and InShaAllah Allah will give great reward
Who can come = All brothers and sisters are welcome to attend
Please note that these recordings will be available for downloading from our website masjidtaqwa.org.au.


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


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

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Commencing at 7.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)



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All Brothers & Sisters are welcome.

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