Sunday, 16 November 2014

 Newsletter 0523




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The Golf Tournament Roundup  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
Just for Kids  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
Turkish PM in Brisbane What is/was happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
Halal certification backdown Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
Remembrance Day Services in Brisbane CCN Readers' Book Club Businesses and Services
100 Muslims, 1 Question KB's Culinary Corner The CCN Date Claimer
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Sixty four players comprising of 16 x 4-ball groups tee'd off hole number 1 last Sunday for the final Continental Club Tournament for the year.

By 10am everyone was well on their way through the first 9 holes.

Faizal, Yusuf and Rashaad Omar waited for the players at the 10th hole with a riddle (a very novel touch) and a welcoming lunch sponsored by Zambeekas

By 3:30pm all players had managed to work their way through an enjoyable yet challenging 18 holes.

After the prize giving presentations all remained behind, and in the spirit of unity and goodwill congratulated the 2014 Continental Club Champion!

Congratulations to the following Winners: 

Division A

1st Place   - Idris Jangda

2nd Place  - Fala Ahmed

3rd Place   - Warren Seeto

Division B

1st Place  - Shezaad Essak

2nd Place - Mahmood Osman

3rd Place  - Mahomed Nizam Leeya

Division C
Winner       - Hassen Sabdia

Runner Up  - Kemal Omar

NTP / longest Drive/ Closest Approach

 Longest Drive         - Bashshar Hussein
Longest Drive         - Bashshar Hussein

Nearest The Pin     - Idris Jangda

Nearest The Pin     - Shakil Omar
Closest Approach  - Abdul Omar
Closest Approach  - Shahaad Suleman


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On Saturday 15 November Muslim Aid Australia and Read Little Muslim co-hosted a unique event, Just Kidding Charity Playdate, for the children in our communities. With an impressive turnout of approximately 300 people, and stalls to cater for all ages including the adults, this event will be the first of many.


Shajarah Islamic Education provided a delicious sausage sizzle, and Crescents of Brisbane held their signature CresCafe with delightful cupcakes and coffee for all.


Zed&Q introduced the Brisbane community to a new sense of individual style and creativity with their wide range of handmade items including beautiful and modern Islamic art pieces. Read Little Muslims showcased their array of educational and entertaining Islamic books and activities, as well as working in partnership with Modest Munchies to create and facilitate fun arts and craft activities for the children on the day. Face painting, henna, mini prayer mats, space craft, bookmarks and personalised donation tins were all the rage.


In addition to the wonderful supporters and stalls, what made this event extra special for the children was the Children’s Story Time where a selection of books were read to a captive audience throughout the day.


Thank you to Dr Naadir Gutta, Faaiza Osman from Modest Munchies, Fathima Adat and Dr. Mustafa Ally for engaging and entertaining the kids!


All proceeds from the day will go to Muslim Aid Australia’s Winter Emergency Appeal in Syria, Palestine, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you would like more information on either of the hosts, please visit www.muslimaid.org.au and www.readlittlemuslims.com and see what the Brisbane community can do for you!


If you attended this event and would like to provide any feedback please email riyaad@muslimaid.org.au


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Prime Minister of Turkey, Dr Ahmet Davutoglu (centre), in Brisbane for the G20 Summit seen at the Griffith University with his wife Dr. Sare (left) and Mr Fadlullah Wilmot (right). Dr. Davutglu was scheduled to perform his Friday prayers at the Bosniak Islamic Centre but cancelled at the last minute.


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A South Australian dairy company in the eye of a social media storm says it has no regrets about dropping its Halal certification.




Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company was first attacked for seeking certification to meet Muslim dietary requirements, and was then accused of caving into anti-Muslim sentiment.

It cost the firm a $50,000 supply deal with Emirates Airlines.

Director Barry Clarke said the halal certifier who visited his factory explained that the $1000 fee was to pay his expenses.

Facebook campaigners claims the fee could go to financing terrorism, but an Australian Crime Commission spokesman said it was unaware of any direct link between the legitimate certification industry and money laundering or terror financing.

Fleurieu was one of several businesses targeted by websites like "Halal Choices", which encourages people to boycott businesses that have had their goods Halal-certified.

Earlier this week, Fleurieu marketing manager Nick Hutchinson told SBS the company had decided the negatives of the backlash outweighed the lucrative Emirates contract.

"We've now received a lot of backlash about making this call, for giving into minority groups and so forth, and we understand that," he said.

"It's a hard [decision], but, unlike other companies, we knew that we could continue to supply Islamic countries, if we wanted to, without certification."

Mr Hutchinson said the abuse Fleurieu had received had been difficult to manage.

“I was trying to delete things off our social media but they were coming in quicker than I could delete them,” he said.

"To target these people that are creating jobs for south Australians…they’re bringing money from foreign countries back into south Australia…attacking them personally - it's not fair."

He added that the loss of the $50,000 Emirates deal wouldn't result in staff redundancies.

South Australia’s trade minister, Martin Hamilton-Smith, has now urged other companies not to bow to the pressure of anti-Islamic bullying.

"One of our key friends and trading partners, Indonesia, is the largest Islamic country in the world,” he said. “We should embrace these opportunities rather than exclude them."

Source: SBS



Campaigns against halal are anti-Islamic bullying: race commissioner


Campaigns against Australian companies that make halal products are "little more than anti-Islamic bullying", according to Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane (left).

In an address in Adelaide on Thursday evening, Dr Soutphommasane will call out recent campaigns against food businesses that have halal certification, including pie maker Four'N'Twenty, the Byron Bay Cookie Company and Fleurieu Milk Company.

Fleurieu has recently ended its $50,000 yoghurt supply deal with Emirates after a social media campaign.

Posters on Facebook had suggested the fee the company paid to become halal certified was being used to fund terrorism. Sales manager Nick Hutchinson later said the company wanted to avoid negative publicity.

Four'N'Twenty and the Byron Bay Cookie Company have refused to drop their certification.

"When it comes to halal, ongoing campaigns against it are little more than anti-Islamic bullying," Dr Soutphommasane will tell the Centre for Research in Education annual oration.

"Any suggestion that certification fees are proceeds to terrorism is unfounded.

"Australia has laws that forbid people and organisations from funding illegal activity such as terrorism."

The Race Discrimination Commissioner will add that the halal certification does not prevent non-Muslims from eating such foods.

Dr Soutphommasane will say halal labelling is primarily focused on hygiene and ingredients, such as ensuring ingredients are free from pork and that machinery involved in making food has not been cleaned with alcohol.

The Race Discrimination Commissioner will say that there has been a noticeable rise in anti-Muslim sentiment during recent months, "amid community anxiety about the threat of terrorism".

"Many Muslim communities have made clear to me their concerns about the safety of their members, especially women who wear visible Islamic dress such as headscarves."

He will argue that anti-Muslim sentiment "should have no place in our society".

"Every person should be free to live their lives without being harassed or intimidated because of their religion."

Dr Soutphommasane will also tell the Centre for Research in Education that there is frequently a racial element to anti-Muslim feeling.

"Religion can be used as a surrogate for race.

"When we see verbal and other attacks against Muslim Australians, it is often accompanied by a nastiness and logic that resembles racial hatred."


Source: Sydney Morning Herald


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The Sunnybank RSL Sub-branch Remembrance Day Service included speeches from students of Sunnybank State High School, Lubna Ahmad and Abdul Salman, pictured with David Forde President of Sunnybank RSL Sub-branch


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In the first episode of '100 Muslims, 1 Question' American Muslims from all walks of life were asked what their favourite Name of Allah SWT was.


These are their responses



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By Pedanius Dioscorides of Anazarbus was a physician, botanist and pharmacolgist who practised at Rome and travelled as a surgeon with the imperial army. This page describes the mandrake, both male and female varieties, and says that shepherds who chew its roots fall into a sort of lethargy. This copy was completed at Baghdad in 1334.

Photograph: British Library Qatar Foundation Partnership

Source: The Guardian

From the 9th to the 19th centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate scientific ideas.


Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy.


These scholars went far beyond translation and preservation and fostered a unique and vibrant scientific culture within the Arabic-speaking world.


The British Library and Qatar Foundation have joined forces to launch a new bilingual online portal, the Qatar Digital Library, providing free access to 25,000 pages of fascinating medieval Arabic manuscript.


On the left is one from a selection of some of the most influential scientific texts in history (others to follow in the coming issues of CCN).




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Al Kauthar Brisbane is pleased to announce an exclusive ONE DAY COURSE with Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim in sha Allah on Saturday 6th December.


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Indonesia Hijabers Combat Westernization



JAKARTA – Combating the Western influence in the Indonesian community, several Islamic business networks are promoting Islamic products in a campaign to preserve the Islamic values in the Muslim-majority nation.

“I think Indonesia has become too Western,” Risti Rahmadi, a member of Hijabers Community, said.

“Younger Indonesians spend most of their time hanging out at malls, and they forget to pray.”

The 37-year-old Muslim woman, Rahmadi, believes that the only way to lure the new segments to the thriving Muslim market is through fighting western consumerism.

Being a member of the Hijaber, an Islamic all-women business network, Rahmadi has noticed an increase in the demand for Islamic products including events that are hosted by Islamic groups.

A once stylish girl who used in her 20s to save up for the latest Guess cloths and Revlon make-up, Rahmadi now dresses modestly as a proud Indonesian Muslim who dons the hijab and uses a mobile app to remind her of prayer times.

Wearing headscarves was often associated with an unfashionable life.

This has all changed nowadays.

In modern Indonesia, hijab turned to be a fashion item, as YouTube viewers can find thousands of Indonesian women offering tutorials on how to fashionably wear hijabs.

Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations. Islamic fashion is part of a growing appetite for Shari`ah-related industries and assets, ranging from finance to halal food.

Modesty and religion are the cornerstones behind the fast-growing Islamic fashion industry, which is making a mark on runways from Indonesia and Dubai to Monte Carlo.

The booming Islamic market has apparently succeeded in Indonesia by offering several services like hosting live shows for celebrity preachers and Qur'an text-message services.

Besides the surging demand for Islamic services, a demand for cloths and jewelry with an Islamic twist has been high during the past few years in Indonesia.

Reny Feby, a jeweler from Jakarta, has joined Hijabers 3,000-member team to combat the Western influence through her designs which prices ranges from $500 (385-euro) for brooches to $50,000 for diamond rings.

“Fifteen years ago, no one wanted to buy my jewelry because it was seen as too Muslim, and I used ‘proudly made in Indonesia’ as my tagline,” said Feby, 42, wearing orange beads and an electric-blue headscarf.

“But now Indonesians are proud to buy local and Islamic fashions, and the elite who buy my pieces use them as status symbols.”

Like many business owners, Feby believes that the reason behind the increasing demand for Islamic products is the “fast expansion of the middle class” during the recent years in the Southeast Asian country, with an economic growth of more than 6% annually.

According to the World Bank, the annual per capita income (GDP) has steadily increased from $890 in 2003 to about $3,000 in 2011.

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim state with Muslims making up around 85 percent of its 237-million population.

Christians, both Protestants and Catholics, make up nearly 12 percent of the country’s population.

The booming global halal industry is expected to grow from about $1 trillion in 2012 into a $1.6 trillion industry by 2018, according to DinarStandard, a research firm specializing in Muslim markets.

Locally, Indonesian Muslims are literally “consuming their Muslim faith in a very tangible way”, according to experts.

“A lot of the pious Muslims in the middle class want to show to the people around them they’re living pious lifestyles — through their clothes, schools, the shopping they do and the books they read,” Greg Fealy, an Indonesia expert at Australian National University in Canberra, said.


Source: On Islam

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5 Achievements of Britain’s First Muslim Mayor

UK: In 2010, Lutfur Rahman became Britain’s first Muslim mayor and was re-elected in the 2014 elections as the mayor of Tower Hamlets in East London. A recent report commissioned by the communities secretary, Eric Pickles, found the borough of Tower Hamlets ‘was not delivering best value for the taxpayer’ and there have been calls for the mayor to resign.

Lutfur Rahman is not perfect and he is not free from making mistakes, neither are any other politicians. In 2013, Eric Pickles got himself into a pickle when it was discovered that the communities department had spent almost £60,000 on biscuits, sandwiches, tea and coffee.

As a Tower Hamlets resident, I have seen noticeable improvements in the borough under mayor Lutfur Rahman and here are 5 things he has achieved which I believe demonstrate his competency as a mayor and is an indication of value for money being delivered to the tax payer:


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Gender bias or 'biased' reporting?

Indian Muslim university students accuse media of misreporting ban on female students.


INDIA: Students at India's Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are countering national headlines that women are banned from their main library.

The reports stem from controversial remarks made by Vice Chancellor (VC) Zameer Uddin Shah. The VC rejected a demand from students of the university's Women's College to use the central Maulana Azad Library , reportedly saying there would be "four times more boys" in the library if girls were allowed in. He added: "The issue is not of discipline, but of space. Our library is packed".

Shah's remarks sparked accusations of sexism from the media and government officials. He later claimed he was misquoted , and women were in fact allowed access to the library. Shah said only undergraduate students in the Women's College could not be accommodated due to "paucity of space". Students, including women, were also quick to respond to the accusations of gender discrimination, criticising the media for "biased" reporting.

At first, many online, including prominent television channels, politicians and journalists criticised the university for these alleged restrictions.



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In a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service



UK: Washington National Cathedral (above), known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday.

The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long held high-profile interfaith events, and some mosques hold services in synagogues or churches if they need overflow space. But organizers said Monday that they are seeking to make a statement by having Muslim leaders come and hold their midday service in such a visible Christian house of worship.

“We want the world to see the Christian community is partnering with us and is supporting our religious freedom in the same way we are calling for religious freedom for all minorities in Muslim countries,” said Rizwan Jaka, a spokesman with the prominent ADAMS mosque in Sterling, Va., one of the co-sponsors of Friday’s service. “Let this be a lesson to the world.”

The service, which will begin around 12:20 and is for invited guests only, developed out of a relationship between the cathedral’s director of liturgy, the Rev. Gina Campbell, and the South African ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, who is Muslim. The two worked together on a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Jaka said.

“This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” Rasool said in a prepared statement. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”

Campbell said she and Rasool connected over the sensitive project of planning the Mandela service. “There was a lot of tension in trying to get that to a manageable size and [to be] a beautiful thing, with all the competing interests,” she said Monday.

“He got the cathedral — he understands what it represents in the United States; he made the connection to the power of a cathedral to shape relationships, community, conversation, to do deep, important things,” she said.

The night before the Mandela service, she said, the two stood in the cathedral’s soaring nave, looking down the long aisles. It was like being in a mosque, Rasool said. How so? she asked. In ancient mosques, he told her, long troughs of water in long aisles like the cathedral’s worked to carry the acoustics.

“I was struck by the idea that two people could be standing in the same place but see their own prayers,” she said.

They stayed in touch, discussing topics such as the desire to elevate moderate religious voices. She eventually asked him what it would take for him to pray there. They walked through the cathedral and considered different spots and different services. Rasool settled on the jummah prayer, the midday Friday prayer, which includes a short sermon. Observant Muslims pray five times a day.

While many other non-Muslim places of worship around the country host Muslim services, Campbell said the cathedral is different.

“This is the place where we bury our presidents, where we bury our national heroes,” she said.

Efforts to reach Rasool on Monday were not successful.

About 100 people will be at the service, which will be spoken and chanted without music, Campbell said. Muslim leaders will bring prayer carpets.

The event is being co-sponsored by the cathedral, Rasool and several Muslim spiritual and advocacy groups: ADAMS — whose full name is the All Dulles Area Muslim Society — the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Masjid Muhammad mosque in Northwest Washington.

Rasool will deliver the khutbah, or sermon, at the service, which will be held in a part of the massive cathedral “with arches and limited iconography, almost mosque-like,” a statement from the cathedral said.

Jaka noted that three of ADAMS’s 22 weekly services are held at two synagogues and a church. ADAMS is hosting a fundraiser for Christian religious freedom in Pakistan, and it regularly hosts non-Muslim speakers.

“Deep relationships come out of prayer,” Campbell said in the statement. “Different connections come out of being in prayer — beyond the political or academic.”

The service will be streamed live at the Cathedral’s Web site.

Source: The Telegraph

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Five year old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist


JAKARTA: 120,000 Muslims who have memorized the entire Quran Hafiz graduated at one time in one of the biggest Hifdh graduation ceremonies in Indonesia . It was held in a football stadium.




Source: The Independent

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


Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

Then simply email the title and author to thebookclub@crescentsofbrisbane.org


Double click a book cover to find out what others think of the book

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


Using the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

The CCN Readers' Book Club


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KB says: This is an easy and flop proof recipe when there is a call out for a batch of cup cakes for fund raisers or for school fetes. The oil is said to give the cakes a lighter and more moist feel over the use butter.

Vanilla Cupcakes (using oil)




3 eggs (at room temperature)
1 cup castor sugar
¼ cup oil
¼ cup water
1tsp. vanilla essence
2½ tsp. baking powder
1 cup sifted flour


1. Beat eggs and sugar.
2. Add oil, water and essence.
3. Fold in flour and baking powder and mix gently.
4. Spoon into your prepared cupcake pans only ½ full.
5. Bake at 180degrees until light brown.
6. Cool and ice with your favourite butter icing.


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, November/December is a really busy time for me at work. I make sure to do my exercises but my downfall is my diet. Please help.

A: When we are short on time, we tend to grab whatever is in front of us.


Rather than reach for unhealthy fatty foods, try carrying some small nutritious bites with you most of the day.


Bars packed with fruit and nuts, small portions of fresh fruit, etc.

Opt for foods rich in protein, calcium and grains.


Always carry your water with you too and try some healthy filling smoothies when
you’re on the run.




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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Ali and Habib, recent arrivals to Australia by boat, were settled in Sydney on a community detention program. Not allowed to work, they beg in different areas of Sydney.

Habib begs just as long as Ali does, but only collects $2 to $3 every day.

Ali brings home a suitcase FULL of $10 notes, drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house and has a lot of money to spend.

Habib says to Ali 'I work just as long and hard as you do but how is it that you bring home a suitcase full of $10 notes every day?'

Ali says, 'Look at your sign, what does it say'?

Habib's sign reads 'I have no work, a wife and 6 kids to support'.

Ali says 'No wonder you only get $2- $3

Habib says... 'So what does your sign say'?

Ali shows Habib his sign....
It reads, 'I only need another $10 to move back to Afghanistan.

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And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah; and Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:207


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23 November


Fund Raising Dinner for Slackscreek Mosque Sounds of Da'Wah

Slackscreek Mosque Organizing Committee

45 Acacia Road, Karawatha

0431 201 164 


30 November



Jim Chalmers MP & Graham Perrett MP

Runcorn State High School Oval, 132 Hill Rd, RUNCORN

3344 2622 

11am to 3pm

6 December


Course: The Sacred Formula: The Power of Du'a

AlKauthar Institute

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8.30am to 1pm

7 December



Algester Mosque Madrassah Jalsa

Algester Mosque

48 Learoyd Rd, Algester

0401 576 084 




Prophet’s Birthday 12th Rabi-ul Awwal 1436

15 March 2015


2nd Toowoomba International Food Festival

Islamic Society of Toowoomba

Garden City Mosque (Toowoomba)

0421 081 048

10am to 5pm

7 June 2015


ICB Annual School Fete

Islamic College of Brisbane

Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

0402 794 253

All day

25 July 2015



Eidfest QLD

Rocklea Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

26 Sept. 2015



Eidfest @ Dreamworld


0418 722 353




1. All Islamic Event dates given above are tentative and subject to the sighting of the moon.

2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat and Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.


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Holland Park Mosque


All programs are conducted by Imam Uzair Akbar






Tafseer Program

Basics of Islam

Tafseer Program






after Esha Salat

after Esha Salat

after Maghrib Salat


Taleem Programe at Kuraby Mosque


Every Thursdays  10.30-11.30am


Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer







after Isha


Dars Nizame (Urdu)

after Isha



after Isha


Dars Nizame (Urdu)

after Isha



after Isha



after Maghrib



after Isha


The Tafseer gets recorded and uploaded on to our website end of each week, please visit our website to download these recordings at www.masjidtaqwa.org.au.

The Tuesday and Thursdays Dars Nizame program is in Urdu, these sessions too are recorded as well as webcasted live. For webcast details please contact us via our website “contact us” page. The recordings are sent via a download link, if you are interested please again contact us via our website “contact us” page.

Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


Meeting Dates & Times

Time: 7.00pm sharp
Date: Tuesday 2 December 2014
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road Karawatha

Light refreshments will be available.




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

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

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) : Masjid Taqwa

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


Celebrating Muslim cultures

AYIA Foundation


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