Sunday, 5 October 2014

 Newsletter 0517




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




Brisbane Muslim Community Awareness Update  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
QPS and Muslim community meetings: QPS Response  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
Unity Cup 2014 - Soccer Competition What is/was happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
Burqa ban a political excuse for persecution Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
Jason Clare on keeping the peace CCN Readers' Book Club Businesses and Services
Book launch KB's Culinary Corner The CCN Date Claimer
Blankets bond religions Kareema's Keep Fit Column CCN on Facebook
How ignorant commentary increases discrimination

The CCN Chuckle

Useful Links
Eid-ul-Adha at Wisdom College   Local, National & International Readership
Australian Muslim Forum on ACA   Write For Us
Reza Aslan Slams Bill Maher for Facile Arguments’
Walk Together 1pm Saturday - 25 October
Muslim Hate in Australia | Social Experiment
Telling tales of terror
Death Down Under: History Of Muslim Terrorism
Bill Shorten's Eid Message
What do Muslim women think about the Burqa debate
Anas Abdalla delivers key note address
Lambie goes head-to-head with Islamic leader
Christians & Muslims Standing Together
Political rhetoric isolating youth
Gold Coast Mosque OPEN DAY
MAA collecting for Qurbani
Death Down Under: A History Of Muslim Terrorism
A letter to my church about Islam
Eid-ul-Adha Prayers
The CCN Weekly Islamophophia Roundup


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Brisbane Community members were invited to attend a discussion forum on the proposed changes to the counter terrorism laws as well as an update on the significant number of meetings held with government officials and law enforcement authorities in recent weeks.

The meeting aimed to achieve the following outcome: "A well informed Muslim community which is aware of recent events in relation to the counterterrorism laws and is generally united in its response to the challenges we face."

The meeting was live streamed on YouTube and the recorded meeting can be viewed here in full or at the direct links to the topics:


1. Outcome of recent meetings with government officials

2. Overview of counter terrorism laws

3. Reported incidents and safeguards

4. Next steps & take away message

5. Questions & answer

6. Conclusion

The meeting agenda and notes can be found here.

A submission to the parliamentary inquiry in relation to the counterterrorism laws will be made on 6 October. Anyone interested in signing the submission can do so by visiting the Queensland Muslims Facebook Page.


The AMARAH submission can be read here: This submission mainly focuses on human rights, civil rights and questioning of "how will we be protected under such a legislation that does not have natural justice". We also make a point that we do not have an Australian Human Rights charter which means basically that Australia can commit violations against human rights under such a legislation... we are totally different to the UK yet we want to adopt everything the UK does with regards to this legislation. At least the UK has a Human rights charter.

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Message from Mr. Peter Martin APM, Assistant Police Commissioner:


There were three issues that I agreed to enquire into as a result of the meeting on Wednesday night, 1 October 2014. These issues are important and those attending were so concerned with them that I don’t believe this should wait until our next meeting to advise the outcome or progress. I would now ask you to facilitate dissemination of this advice to all those that attended the meeting to advise our follow up on these matters.


Initial Advice
Advice was received regarding an incident that occurred at about 11.30am on Sunday 28 September 2014. This incident was alleged to have occurred in a shop near North Rd or Wembley Rd, Woodridge. The advice further indicated that 2 Muslim persons were assaulted by a group of about 8 people and a number of others in the shop were concerned for their safety as a result. Advice was provided that the victims had called 000 and there had been no response from police and that no action had been taken in relation to the incident.

Police Actions
Examining this matter it shows that a short time after being contacted, police attended the incident location and took the details of those involved. Shortly thereafter, both victims attended the Police Beat and formal statements were obtained, the occurrence was recorded as a “Hate crime”. Arrangements were also made to have the victims injuries photographed by police photographers for evidence in Court.

Other police crews had been detailed to patrol the area for the suspects vehicles. These vehicles were subsequently located by patrolling crews and details of the occupants obtained.

After obtaining the statements, S/C Amanda Loxton of the Woodridge Kingston Neighbourhood Police Beat has obtained and reviewed available CCTV evidence. This has enabled her to identify clothing worn by the suspects. She has also made arrangements with the victims to conduct photo board identification interviews.

On 29 September 2014 both victims injuries were photographed.

On 30 September 2014 S/C Loxton has sworn out complaints for two search warrants based on the available information. A further witness statement was also taken in relation to this matter.

On 1 October 2014 one search warrant was executed with clothing and mobile phones being seized.

As a result of this investigation, 2 suspects have been arrested and charged. A 25 year old female from Crestmead has been charged with 2 x Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm. A 24 year old male from Crestmead has also been arrested and charged with 2 x Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm. Both offenders have been released on bail undertakings and are set to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Count on 28 October 2014. Investigating police were also successful in putting bail conditions on the alleged offenders not to have any contact with the complainants.



Initial Advice
Advice was received that two women wearing Hijab were walking in West End recently when a man attempted to light their hijab with a cigarette lighter and used wording which racially vilified them. What actions have been taken in this matter?

Police Actions
We have confirmed that the offence occurred on 6th October 2014 at 1.45pm outside the Boundary Hotel, Boundary Street, West End.

Regrettably this matter was not reported to police until the following day. Prior to the report this matter was not known to Police.

Immediate inquiries were made. Police have conducted extensive investigations along the route that the women have taken over the course of that morning.

CCTV footage has been obtained of the incident and detailed inquiries have been undertaken with hotel and shops in the vicinity of the offence location.

A state-wide alert with the CCTV images have been broadcast for the offenders in this matter.

As a result of the extensive investigations we have now identified a number of suspects and police are currently searching for these suspects. Police are optimistic that there will be a successful outcome with respect to this matter.


Initial Advice
Advice was received that a house was hit with rocks and despite repeated calls to PoliceLink no police response was provided to this incident.

Police Actions
A report was made to PoliceLink regarding youths throwing rocks at a premises at Bushmills Ct., Hillcrest. The original offence occurred between 1200 and 1310 hrs on 30/09/2014. There were no witnesses or suspects at this time. At 1335hrs another report was made of rocks being thrown and Scenes of Crime were dispatched to attend and take up informant to photograph damage.
1443hrs- Scenes of Crime attend and took photos
1544hrs -Informant provided neighbours details as a possible witness. Witness provided name and residence of possible juvenile suspect.
On 01/10/14 at 1335rs - Police & PLO s attended address to spoke with informant as requested. Informant provided details of possible suspect and Police attended suspect’s address but no person home. Informant advised District Crime Prevention Coordinator will contact them to make a security audit.
On 2/10/14 at 1210hrs, OIC Browns Plains attended at the offence location. Intent was a meet and greet of the occupants. On arrival, nil persons were present and the premises was locked and secured. A short time after arrival, a male person attended on foot and introduced himself. This person was presented with a business card by the OIC to pass onto management of the establishment.

02/10/14 1315hrs – OIC Brown Plains advised that a Sergeant on the afternoon shift will make follow up inquiries at the suspect’s address and again speak with witness. The report will be updated following this response.

02/10/14 – 1400hrs. Sergeant Jacinta Pannowitz of Browns Plains has conducted a number of inquiries in relation to the suspects in this matter. Investigations have revealed four juvenile males were responsible for this offence. A fourth offender known only as ‘Tiger’ at this has yet to be properly identified and located. These offenders will be dealt with by police for the offences committed.

Kind regards

Peter Martin APM
Assistant Commissioner
(t) (07) 3354 5015
(f) (07) 3354 5000



Hotline for abuse and assault


For "Verbal Assault" (example: being spat on, headgear or garments being pulled from one's body): Hotline: 131444

For "Physical Assault" and "Emergency": Call: '000'

In case of verbal abuse (such as discriminatory remarks). Police cannot do much as it is not within their framework. It should be dealt thru the Anti- Discrimination Commissioner office. 



Next meeting; Wednesday 8 October at 7.00pm.

Time: 7.00pm sharp
Date: Wednesday 8 October
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road Karawatha

Light refreshments will be available.

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This year's Unity Cup (our local community soccer competition) will he held on Sunday 26 October. The competition is brought to you by FAMSY QLD, Islamic Relief and the Youth of Brisbane. It will be held at the newly established Griffith University Multisport Complex.


More details on the complex can be found here:

The facility generally runs according to the rules of indoor soccer as opposed to futsal. However, on this occasion the rules of indoor soccer and futsal will be merged for this years competition.

All proceeds from the Unity Cup generated through sponsors and any additional funds through team entry fees ($300 per team) will be given to Islamic Relief for the Gaza Winter Appeal. If you would like to enter a team in the competition or contribute towards the winter appeal, contact Ismail on 0431 800 414 or iessof@outlook.com.


The day will also be a fun day out for the family. There will be a few games of football for kids between 6 - 12. If you have a child that is interested, please contact Ismail.

You can also purchase a meal voucher for the day, but you will need to purchase this in advance. For the meal voucher, contact Farzana on 0423 827 001.
Sponsors for this event include: World of Lollies; Freedom Health Care, Hatia Corporation, YFS Electrical, Ayat Foundation, Armoured Supplements and Flynns Accounting.

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Waleed Ali       


Even before the embarrassing back-down there were problems. For starters, it's not a burqa. A burqa is that particularly Afghan garment, usually blue, with the mesh covering the eyes. The one you've seen on the news (or perhaps on Jacqui Lambie's Facebook page), but almost certainly never in Australia. We're talking about the niqab, common in the Gulf and worn by – my guess – a couple of hundred Australians. I have to guess, because we don't even bother with such basic research before we consider banning such things.

It says everything that we can't even get the name right; that merely to be understood in the argument, you must get it wrong.

Of itself, it's not a big deal, but it symbolises the calibre of the public conversation. It's as if we're demanding a pernicious, industrial-scale ignorance. As if we're proud of it. We'll tell these women what their clothing signifies. We'll tell them why they wear it. We'll even rename it for them if we want. These women will be deconstructed and reconstructed at our will, and without their involvement. These are the terms of the debate and the most influential voices will be the most ignorant.


The Age

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In Parliament House




on ABC News 24

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Dave Andrews' new book, ISA: Christian Muslim Reflections, was launched by AMARAH on Tuesday night at the Garden City Library Meeting Room.

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Professor Mohamad Abdalla says it is unfortunate politicians make ignorant comments on a specialised topic that can increase the level of discrimination against the Australian Muslim community.

He is one of Australia's most respected Muslim leaders and associate professor at the School of Humanities at Griffith University.

Beverley O'Connor asked about how sharia law is practised in everyday life.


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With police carrying out "terror raids" in our cities and suburbs and the ADF again being deployed in the Middle East, tensions are running high between Australian Muslims and the wider community.

A Current Affair sits down with key members of our Muslim community to start a dialogue between cultures and faiths.


Father Chris Riley

Founded Youth Off The Streets in 1991. Has worked with disadvantaged youth for 30 years in various roles including teacher, probation officer, youth worker, and residential carer.


Dr Jamal Rifi

Practicing GP in Belmore in Sydney's west and founding member of Muslim Doctors Against Violence and the Christian Muslim Friendship Society.


Silma Ihram

Ms Ihram Is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education in the West, founder and former school Principal of the 'Noor Al Houda Islamic College' in Sydney, and a campaigner for racial tolerance. She also keeps a blog.


Lydia Shelly and Ahmed Aboushabana

Lydia and Ahmed are husband and wife. Mrs Shelly is a practicing solicitor who has written two recent opinion piece, Operation Hammerhead stirs up fear and endangers Muslim women.



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Comedian Bill Maher recently made some comments about Islamic countries that characterized them as more prone to violence, misogyny and bigotry, and now religious scholar Reza Aslan has called Maher out on his own “bigotry.”

Aslan, who became famous when he skewered Fox News, appeared on CNN to pick apart Maher’s “not very sophisticated” and “facile arguments” that characterize Muslim nations as all the same.

As is evident from the CNN bit, these arguments are not unique to Maher, making Aslan’s nuanced argument an essential one to keep in mind as we increase military action in the Middle East.

Here’s Aslan’s point: “To say Muslim countries, as though Pakistan and Turkey are the same… it’s frankly, and I use this word seriously, stupid!”

“The problem is that you’re talking about a religion of one and a half billion people,” he explained, “and certainly it becomes very easy to just simply paint them all with a single brush by saying, ‘Well in Saudi Arabia [women] can’t drive,’ and saying that’s representative of Islam. That’s representative of Saudi Arabia.”

Saudi Arabia’s laws are “extremist,” he noted, not just to Westerners, but even within the “the rights and responsibilities of Muslim women around the world.”

He said these “facile arguments” might sound good, but not all Muslim nations are the same. Aslan explained that female mutilation is an African problem, not a Muslim one, and there are Muslim-majority nations where women are treated better and there are even female leaders.

He also pointed out the U.S.’s own hypocrisy in calling out ISIS for its brutality while partnering with Saudi Arabia: “Look, Saudi Arabia is one of the most, if not the most, extremist countries in the world. In the month that we’ve been talking about ISIS and their terrible actions in Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia, our closest ally, has beheaded 19 people.”

Despite his nuanced argument, CNN anchor Don Lemon persisted with his overly simplistic questioning: “Does Islam promote violence?”

Aslan, at this point pretty annoyed with Lemon and co-anchor Alisyn Camerota’s consistent mischaracterizations of his words, explained, “Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace. Islam is just a religion, and like every religion in the world, it depends on what you bring to it. If you’re a violent person, your Islam, your Judaism, your Christianity, your Hinduism, is going to be violent.”

Source: Salon

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Walk Together is a national initiative being conducted by Welcome To Australia. This year, many Muslim organisations around the country will be participating in the event.

Brisbane will be hosting its very first walk this year so you are all requested to come join in the fun. The event is expected to get significant media coverage and its message of social cohesiveness and unity is of great relevance in the current climate.


You can sign up to the Brisbane event via Facebook.

Any one wishing to assist by volunteering, or wanting to take advantage of a bargain sponsorship opportunity can email brad@welcometoaustralia.org.au or fahimkhondaker@gmail.com for more information.


The Crescents of Brisbane team is proud to be assisting with this worthy initiative.

Further details are available here.



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ABC's Media Watch       

"Terrorism is already real enough without beating it up, and without fanning the flames still further."


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New Matilda       

Real or imagined, the threat of Muslim terrorism can't be ignored. In this NM exclusive the shocking death toll of Australians on Australian soil at the hands of Muslim terrorists is finally revealed.


Click here for the statistics.

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My fellow Australians

Eid Mubarak!

It is an honour to share in your celebrations today. It is an honour to stand here in Lakemba, the heartland of Australia’s great and dynamic Islamic community.

Friends, I acknowledge that even as you gather in Sydney for joyous celebration, many present will have family on the other side of the world. People you love who live in countries and communities torn by strife unimaginable here. Our thoughts are with them today.

Right now, we face challenges at home too. The challenges of division and exclusion.

I am sure – that from time to time – you have to deal with the shouting of ignorant intolerance, the ugly face of racism and prejudice. These challenges have occurred before in Australian history.

Just ask Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Just ask the Southern Europeans arriving here after the second Word War. The Vietnamese boat people. Even the Irish Catholics. My mother grew up an Australian Catholic, but barely 60 years ago she was refused work at her local supermarket because of her religion.

Times change but challenges will always occur. So let us distinguish light from dark, understanding from ignorance. There is hope in the promise of tolerance, love, harmony and peace. There is no hope in the promise of racism, intolerance and condoning bigotry and violence, no matter how that promise is seductively offered.

Today in Lakemba, let us declare that the bigots, the racists, the haters, the extremists, do not speak for people of faith in modern Australia. Modern Australia is our home, it is testament to what good can happen when we unite.

This weekend, tens of thousands of Australians will celebrate Eid Al-Adha – a feast marking a story of sacrifice shared by all three of the Abrahamic faiths: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Last week tens of thousands of Australians celebrated Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year. And later this month, tens of thousands of Australians will celebrate Deepavali – the Hindu festival of lights.

That is our modern Australia.

When Australians can come together we form an indivisible host of moral strength which gives Australia a better future. A better future found upon love, understanding and peace not conflict and division. Friends, tradition tells us that Eid Al Adha marks a fresh start – a chance to make new promises and new resolutions.


Let us today resolve that you have every right to have faith and pride in your Muslim heritage, not to isolate from Australian society and laws and customs. But as a guide to show that Australians come from many cultures and cultures and religions. Let us resolve today that every Australian, no matter what their faith, country of birth or gender should believe that their background is as equal as every other Australian. Not superior or more worthy, but simply equal.

An Australian’s religion can be a base to build upon, not a destination to retreat into. Let us resolve that prejudice and bigotry are illnesses which we treat by our commitment to citizenship, tolerance and understanding.

Friends, I have a powerful belief in Australians. Australian Muslims, Australian Christians, Australian Jews and Australian Hindus, and Australians indeed of no faith. Let us resolve however, that we should never surrender our faith in Australia.

To paraphrase what someone said, never lose faith in Australia. Its faults are ours to fix, not to reject. From the diversity of our people let us draw strength and not cause weakness.

Thank you.

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Radio 4BC       

Why do Muslim women wear head or hair coverings

4BC Mornings: Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he wishes the Burqa was not worn in Australia and has indicated he may support a ban on it being worn by visitors to Parliament House.

"I find it a fairly confronting form of attire", the Prime Minister told a press conference recently.



Aameena is a 4BC listener, a Muslim and an Australian who wears a hijab.

She says there is a lot of misinformation, and misunderstanding surrounding Islam.

Aameena says she has never seen a Burqa being worn in Australia.

She says she wears the hijab as an act of worship and to strengthen her connection with Allah, similar to the reasons a nun would wear a habit.


LISTEN: Aameena explains to 4BC Mornings what she thinks about Tony Abbots comments and why she wears the hijab

Source: 4BC

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Mr Anas Abdalla delivered a key note speech at the prestigious National Supply Chain and Logistics Annual Gala at the Sofitel on the 2nd September on "Investing in aspiring professionals for our future".


The audience consisted of top 30 ASX companies, International delegates and Government departments.


The audience responded with exceptional applause and acceptance.

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Jacqui Lambie says the burqa must be banned from the nation's streets so Muslim women's "body language" can be identified.

The outspoken Palmer United senator, who claims Islamic law "involves terrorism", went head-to-head with Maha Abdo from the Muslim Women's Association on Channel Seven's breakfast television show Sunrise. During the exchange the senator was at times unable to answer questions, citing hearing difficulties.

Senator Lambie told Ms Abdo that she wanted the burqa banned because it was important to know if it was a man or a woman underneath the garment.

"We need to be able to identify people that are walking on the streets," Senator Lambie told the Seven Network.

Ms Abdo repeatedly questioned the PUP senator as to how the facial covering was a risk.

"Because what I believe is we must be able to tell the body language and we can do that by the face," Senator Lambie responded.

Ms Abdo said Muslim women will lift their veils for identification purposes and asked Senator Lambie "so how is that going to be a threat?"

After a long pause Ms Abdo said "that's a question to you [Senator Lambie]" - to which a confused Senator Lambie replied, "sorry, I can't, sorry I couldn't hear properly".

Senator Lambie said: "I'd like to see the ladies' faces, I cannot see who's under that clothing, I can't tell if that's a woman or a man."

"You have beautiful faces and it would be nice to be able see them but it still comes back to a national security issue," she insisted.

"Explain to me how is that a national issue, please?" replied Ms Abdo.

"Because we can't see your faces and I need to see who is under the clothing?" said Senator Lambie. Ms Abdo was seen visibly laughing at the senator's response.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has defended the rights of Muslims to wear the burqa, saying Australians fight for a kind of society where all types of religions and clothing are accepted.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday called the burqa "confronting". He said he wished that the burqa wasn't worn at all but said it was the choice of women to do so.

"Now I've said before I find it a fairly confronting form of attire and frankly I wish it weren't worn," he said.


"We are free country, we are a free society and it's not the business of government to tell people what they should and shouldn't wear,"

He also appeared to back calls for the burqa to be banned from being worn in Parliament House.

Parliament's Speaker and Senate President are awaiting on security advice before deciding whether or not to ban the burqa in Parliament following a request by Liberal senator Cory Bernardi who has long advocated a nation-wide ban.

Ms Bishop said on Thursday that people must identify themselves coming into Parliament House and labelled it "a security issue". She added she would leave it to the "experts to determine".

"I'm not confronted by clothing, Australia is a very open and free and tolerant society and we don't discriminate on the basis of religious or cultural clothing, people are free to wear what they like, some may be offended by it, some may be confronted by it but in Australia we have a choice, and that's that kind of choice and society we fight to defend," the Foreign Minister said.

Ms Bishop's frontbench colleague Kevin Andrews, however, described the burqa as "medieval".

"I personally find the burqa rather medieval. I think it is demeaning to women," the Social Services Minister said on Thursday.

But he said he did not support a ban on the burqa because people should have a right to choose what they wear. Security arrangements in buildings such as Parliament House are a matter for experts, he said.

Asked about Mr Abbott's comments in which he appeared to support a ban on the headwear being worn inside Parliament, NSW Premier Mike Baird ruled out introducing any ban on Islamic veils in the NSW Parliament.

"From my point of view, it's not something that I would entertain in any way," Mr Baird told Fairfax radio 2UE on Thursday.

When pressed to answer questions whether Mr Abbott's comments were divisive, Mr Baird declined to answer, saying "The Prime Minister didn't think governments should tell people what they should be wearing."

Mr Abbott on Thursday morning repeatedly refused to answer any further questions on the burqa at a media conference in Melbourne.

"I did have a bit to say on this subject yesterday, I gave a series of very complete answers and I don't propose to say anything about it today," the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister said "I know that this is the subject of enormous fascination to some people in the media", but added "it's hardly the most important issue facing our country right now".


Source: SMH

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A Call For Solidarity


Christian leaders from various denominations in Logan and Brisbane concerned about recent attacks on Muslims publically stood in solidarity with the Muslim community. They issued a ‘Call For Christians And Muslims To Stand Together’ with Muslim leaders on Friday 26th of September at the Kuraby Mosque, 1408 Beenleigh Road, Kuraby. They also prayed together for peace.

The group includes Christian leaders from the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Quakers, Waiters, Churches Of Christ, Salvation Army, the Uniting Church and the Wesleyan Methodist Church around Logan City and South East Queensland where the attacks have occurred in the last two weeks.

Kuraby Mosque acting Imam Dr Mohamed Abdalla welcomed the Christian leaders' statement, and condemned the evil acts of ISIS and called upon "all Australians to respect the rule of law, abstain from discrimination, act calmly and compassionately"






A Call For Christians And Muslims To Stand Together

As Christians and church leaders, we are standing today side by side with our Muslim brothers and sisters, to condemn all violence and to plead for peace and respect in our community of Logan City.

All of us, Muslims and Christians, condemn all acts of violence. Tragically, throughout history, all religions have had their violent extremes, and have been co-opted by ideologies and militants for causes and actions that are the opposite of their religion’s teachings and values. The values and violence of extremists like IS and ISIS are not representative of the vast majority of Muslim people in Australia, who are distressed and appalled at the actions of these militants and their supporters, and who have always been committed to peace, mutual respect and community well-being.






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Young Muslim leader Shameema Kolia says the rhetoric of political leaders is widening community division and making the task of stopping radicalisation even harder.


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Gold Coast learns about Islam at the Open Day at the Gold Coast Mosque.


Hundreds of Gold Coast residents joined local Muslims to spread a message of peace.

The Mosque opened its doors to the public to help people understand Islam.

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Muslim Aid Australia's volunteers, Ameen Sonpra, Shiraaz Khan, Junaid Ally and Yusuf Hatia, at Kuraby Mosque on Friday

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ECCQ chairperson, Agnes Whiten OAM (pictured left), and ECCQ staff joined the #WISH (Women in Solidarity with Hijabis) campaign this week.


"We stand in unity with our friends and colleagues and reject acts of racial vilification. We also know that diversity, mutual understanding and inclusion builds stronger communities," Communications and Media Officer for ECCQ, Carrie Barnett (pictured 2nd from right)), told CCN.


You can join the campaign and send ECCQ pictures at library@eccq.com.au of yourself wearing a hajib and they will be posted on the ECCQ Facebook page.

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As fears about Islamic State echo around the West, John Dickson urges members of his church to shun simplified understandings of Islam and instead meet Muslims with love and friendship.


Dear St Andrew's,


I want to talk briefly about Islam and the awful events of recent weeks.

Speaking about the faith of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims is difficult, and complicated by at least two factors. First, as with Christianity, there is a huge spectrum of belief and practice in the Islamic world. The five pillars of Islam are shared by all adherents (confession of faith, daily prayer, gifts to the mosque, fasting during Ramadan, and a pilgrimage to Mecca) but, beyond this core, the Sunni, Shia, and Sufi see things quite differently.


The second problem has to do with us. Westerners tend to impose their own imaginings onto Islam. Following September 11 years ago, and again more recently, people seem to break into two camps: those that rush to condemn Muslims per se as violent and poisonous, and those that defend Islam as a perfectly loving, non-retaliatory, democratic religion.


Both groups are a little 'imperialistic', imposing their own perspectives onto a tradition without letting that tradition be itself. The first group projects its fears and tribalism onto Islam. The second projects its liberal democratic views of 'what a religion ought to be' (mostly informed by the best bits of Christianity).


The instincts of the latter group are probably nicer, but both are ultimately unwilling to listen to and understand this ancient faith.


I can't give a balanced account of Islam in a brief note. I do want to say two things. First, it is undeniable that, in certain contexts, the Quran sanctions the use of force to defend and promote the honour of Islam. And Muhammad himself was a highly successful military commander, inspiring the incredible conquests of the first caliph Abu Bakr. The peace created by early Islam was not unlike the ancient pax romana, the 'peace of Rome', where conquest was thought to be bring stability and unity to the world. The so-called 'Islamic State' terrorists in Syria and Iraq today are trying to recreate this ancient caliphate. They have a genuine religious tradition to draw upon.


That said, it is equally clear that most Muslims in the world today do not support the actions of IS. While it seems to be reported only in passing, many important Islamic scholars and imams around the world, including in Australia, have roundly condemned the Islamic State, declaring it 'haram', a powerful religious term meaning forbidden by Allah ('halal' meaning sanctioned/approved). While most of these religious leaders would accept the permissibility of military jihad under certain conditions, they do not accept the beheading of journalists in Syria, or random attacks on the streets of Australian cities.


I have no doubt that almost all the Muslims we're likely to meet in Sydney wish us no harm. They want what we want - health, safety, education, and a future for their kids. Those that are religiously observant - remember, many Muslims are nominal - are of course keen to see Islam spread throughout Australia. They naturally think sharia law is wiser than secular democracy (and this is an argument we may increasingly need to have). But they do not want to hurt us to achieve their ends.


It is no cliché to say that the vast majority of Australian Muslims are law-abiding and peace-loving, just as it is also true that some of them find inspiration for violence in their sacred traditions. It is complicated!


Finally, whatever conclusions we come to about the technicalities of Islamic belief and practice, God's true Word teaches us two highly relevant things for the current crisis. First, civil authorities have sanction from the Creator to use force to protect the innocent and bring justice. In Romans, Paul writes:

For the one in authority [speaking of Roman authority] is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:4)

I support the actions of our government, the military, and our state and federal police. Let's join together in praying for them at this time of heightened tension and risk.

In the same epistle, however - indeed, in the preceding chapter - the apostle insists that the Christian community itself has no share in the exercise of sanctioned force. Rather, believers have one course of action when confronted with opposition. They are to follow the Lord Jesus in enduring suffering, refusing to retaliate, and committing to love enemies. Paul writes:

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath. (Romans 12:12-19)

Paul is no doubt reflecting here on the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. (Luke 6:27-28)

These things lie at the centre of the Christian life, for they are at the heart of the gospel of the One who endured a Roman cross for sinners.


In the end, I have a simple thing to say, and I feel a strong sense of God's pleasure in saying it. Common sense and Christian faith urge us to shun both a naïve recasting of Islam as the mirror-image of liberal democracy, and a hateful projection of our own tribalism onto Australian Muslims. Instead, let's go out of our way in the coming weeks and months to pray for the Muslims around us and to convey love and friendship toward them.


I commit to pray for every Muslim I see, and when I meet Muslims personally, I will try to express friendship in Christ's name.


I gave it a go last week at Adelaide airport. I greeted a Muslim family, conveyed my fear that recent media coverage might make them feel under the microscope, and expressed my sincere welcome and friendship. They were taken aback, but the woman held her hand to her heart and said, "Thank you. That means so much to me!"


The look on her face almost made me cry. I tried it moments later with my taxi driver and he laughed, "Oh no! I am a Hindu!" Still, you get the point!


We follow the Lord who bears the wounds of love and reconciliation.


God bless,







This open letter originally appeared on John Dickson's personal blog.

John Dickson is co-director of the Centre for Public Christianity, and is an Anglican minister at St Andrew's Roseville, Sydney. View his full profile here.






Source: The Drum

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Darra Mosque


Takbeer starts at 7am

Salaat (sharp) 7.30am

Venue: Darra Eidgha

Gold Coast Mosque


Eid Takbeer 7am
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Dear CCN Editor

Eid Mubarak to all your readers and their families for Eid al-Adha. At a time when we need greater world peace and an emphasis on social inclusion in Australia for all our people, regardless of cultural or religious background.

David Forde
Independent Candidate for Stretton


Saudi overhaul reshapes 'unrecognisable' Makkah


In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, shows the tallest clock tower in the world with the world's largest clock face at the Abraj Al-Bait Towers overlooks the Grand Mosque and its expansion in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.


MAKKAH: As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store.

At that time, Makkah was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once walked.

Now the market and the homes are gone. Monumental luxury hotel towers crowd around the Grand Mosque where the Kaaba is located. Steep rocky hills overlooking the mosque have been levelled and are now covered with cranes building more towers in row after row.

“My father and all the people who lived in Makkah wouldn't recognise it,” said al-Bar, who is now Makkah's mayor.

As Muslims from around the world stream into Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage this week, they come to a city undergoing the biggest transformation in its history.

Decades ago, this was a low-built city of centuries-old neighbourhoods over the years, it saw piecemeal renewal projects. But in the mid-2000s, the kingdom launched its most ambitious overhaul ever with a series of mega-projects that, though incomplete, have already reshaped Makkah.



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NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalised for praying

Flag thrown after Kansas City Chiefs player dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception in Monday night game



US: The NFL said on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email on Tuesday that “the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play.”

The flag thrown in the fourth quarter of Kansas City’s 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night led to criticism, with many wondering how it was different from players such as former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow dropping to one knee in Christian prayer.

Abdullah is a devout Muslim who took a year off from football to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. He said after Monday’s game that he knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady.
After he slid to the grass in Arrowhead Stadium, yellow flags came flying from the officials.


“I don’t think it was because of the actual prostration that I got the penalty,” Abdullah told the Associated Press afterward. “I think it was because of the slide.”

And that’s precisely the explanation that Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he received from the game officials. They had no issue with the prayer, Reid said, only the celebratory slide.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil liberties and advocacy organization, issued a statement asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.

“To prevent the appearance of a double standard, we urge league officials to clarify the policy on prayer and recognize that the official made a mistake in this case,” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said.

Reid didn’t agree with the penalty, but he also didn’t make much of it.


“When you go to Mecca,” he said, referring to the end zone, “you should have the privilege to slide anywhere you want to slide. We have two priests in here. I think they will vouch for me.”

Indeed, there were two pastors sitting in Reid’s postgame news conference.


Abdullah is in his second year with the Chiefs after spending an entire season away from the game. He decided that, in the prime of his career, he would join his brother Hamza – who also was playing in the NFL at the time – to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Fifth Pillar of Islam is The Hajj, the pilgrimage that all Muslims are supposed to make once in their lifetime.

Abdullah, who also fasts during Ramadan, told the AP in an interview last year the brothers wanted to make sure they did the pilgrimage while they still had the health and means to go.

In the case of Hamza, it proved costly. He never got a shot to return to the NFL.

Husain Abdullah said he didn’t expect any repercussions from his penalty Monday night, least of all from his coach. After all, it was Reid who gave him an opportunity to work his way back into the league after he had stepped away.

“I’m pretty sure he understands who I am, what my faith is,” he said. “And again, I think the prostration is all right. It’s the slide. Come to a full stop, get down, make the prostration, get up and get out.”

Source: The Guardian

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KB says: After a day of indulgence, this recipe might be just what your favourite naturopath will have ordered for a general detox and a clearer skin.

Detox Water



2L water

1 pc. lemon

1 medium cucumber

10-12 mint leaves


1. Mix all and keep overnight in fridge

2. Drink it everyday

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Q: Dear Kareema, I’ve tried a cycle / spin class at the gym and although I was a bit unsure to start off with, I really enjoyed it as I got further into the workout and am now a regular in the class. Any suggestions on challenging myself more when it comes to the cycle?

A: Try an RPM class. It is much more challenging than a regular spin class and you’ll burn more calories.


Otherwise head outdoors and take on the elements.


There are some great cycle courses around and you’ll have the added benefit of fresh air and beautiful scenery.


Cycle instead of driving whenever possible to increase physical activity and try to find more challenging courses as the weeks go by.






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Jallalluddin to wife: 'I am going to make you the happiest woman in the world...'

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"When the Sky is cleft asunder; When the Stars are scattered; When the Oceans are suffered to burst forth; and When the graves are turned upside down; - (Then) shall each soul know what it has sent forward and (what it has) kept back."

Surah Al-Infitar 82:1-5


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15 March 2015


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Day = Every Monday | Time = After Esha salah | Period = approximately 30 minutes
Presenter = Mufti Junaid Akbar
Cost = free, and InShaAllah Allah will give great reward
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Please note that these recordings will be available for downloading from our website masjidtaqwa.org.au.


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