Sunday, 23 November 2014

 Newsletter 0524




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Islamic school planned for Mareeba  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
Slackscreek Mosque fund raising dinner  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
Mufti of Australia re-appointed What is/was happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
More than $3 million raised for new mosque Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
Australians campaigning against Halal CCN Readers' Book Club Businesses and Services
Muslims meet in Sydney to set new National Agenda KB's Culinary Corner The CCN Date Claimer
QANDA Monday 9.35pm on ABC TV Kareema's Keep Fit Column CCN on Facebook
Fossil fuels not the answer to global poverty at G20

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A landmark $70 million private Islamic boarding school for 1200 boys is to be built at Mareeba (west of Cairns)


The Standard Bearers Academy will have an Islamic focus but its proponents stress it will be open to all faiths, including Christians, and students of no religious beliefs.


It will be Standard Bearers Academy Holdings’ first school in Australia, financed by local and international donors, as well as state and federal governments.


A meeting of the local community that was held at the Mareeba Bowls Club yesterday (Saturday) to explain the plans of the project. About 100 people attended. A slide show of the proposed school was shown. There will be accommodation for visiting teachers.


Already a Facebook page has been set up called STOP-the-70m-Islamic-BOYS-Boarding-School-Mareeba-QLD and the Cairns Post article that announced the proposal during the week has been pulled down, presumably because of the negative and vitriolic comments posted by readers in response to the article.


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The General Assembly of the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) unanimously decided ay its 8th AGM to renew the term of Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed as the Mufti of Australia for an another three years and commended him on his outstanding work and performance.

It was also proposed to look into the criteria and the process of electing the Mufti of Australia in the future.


The AGM was convened in conjunction with a national Islamic Conference that lasted three days where the Assembly "discussed and studied numerous topics and affairs that concern the Muslims at home and abroad."


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More than $3 million has been raised for a new mosque in Padstow, in Sydney’s southwest, despite no development application being submitted to Bankstown Council.

The United Muslims of Australia held a fundraising event on November 2 for the proposed mosque which they want to build at an industrial site on Enterprise Ave.

The organisation says “a record breaking fundraising milestone of $3.25 million” has been reached.

The amount followed “an unprecedented and extraordinary” ticketed and segregated fundraising dinner earlier this month.

The UMA told the Muslim community it has “finally found a permanent home on a large site in Padstow” for a mosque for more than 5000 worshippers.

The site would also feature a function centre with catering facilities, a youth and fitness centre with indoor sports, an “educational complex”, classrooms and meeting rooms.

The 6000sq m complex would also include underground parking.

Bankstown Council are currently studying their controls for building places of public worship in industrial zones but Liberal councillor Jim Daniel, who raised the motion, insisted it had nothing to do with any potential mosque.

In an email following the fundraiser, the UMA said: “The contribution and sacrifice made by all those which attended was also nothing short of awe-inspiring”.

“A record breaking fundraising milestone of $3.25 million (was reached) to go towards the overall project. This was achieved, which owed itself to the collaborative efforts of the Australian Muslim community who attended the evening.”

Source: Daily Telegraph



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A campaign to name and shame Halal-certified companies is gaining momentum in Australia and has already forced one company to ditch its certification and a lucrative contract with it.



Source: ABC



Halal conspiracy theorists bullying Australian businesses

SOCIAL media can be a useful tool for consumers to talk back to companies. Sometimes, it’s used for good. But sometimes, it’s used to bully a business that’s done nothing wrong.

There’s a pervasive conspiracy theory floating out there. You’ve probably heard or read it at some point. It goes something like this: That all ‘real’ Australians should stop buying halal-certified food or you’ll inadvertently end up funding terrorists.

Websites have popped up in recent years which have sought to ‘uncover the truth’ about halal certification. One of the more active sites, Halal Choices, claims certifying bodies are the beneficiaries of a “constant stream of funds to support Islamic projects which contribute to the advancement of sharia (Islamic law) here and around the world.”

The site warns that “sharia [law] goes way beyond food and halal but the point we want to make here is that all of the halal certification organisations are operating under sharia law and desire for sharia law to be accepted as a part of our mainstream society.”





Halal products may be funding Islamist extremism, claims Nationals MP


Abbott government backbencher George Christensen says it’s ‘outrageous’ his grocery dollars are going towards a ‘religious tax’



Consumers who buy halal products could be funding Islamist extremism, an Abbott government backbencher claims.

In an opinion article titled Terror in the Tucker Box, Nationals MP George Christensen questions whether shoppers who buy goods with the halal logo are funding a push for Sharia law – or even backing terrorists.

Christensen says there’s no way to know where the funds from halal-certified goods end up.

He said it was “outrageous” his grocery dollars were going towards a “religious tax” – listing halal-approved products such as Vegemite, Corn Flakes and Freddo frogs.

“Worse still, I don’t know whether my grocery spend is going to fund extremist versions of that religion or extremist religious activities that I would rather not see in Australia,” Christensen wrote on his website.

The Nationals deputy whip said it was “entirely feasible” to think some halal certifiers could be financing groups such as Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood, citing cases in the US where such links were allegedly found.

“While it’s not terrorism, there is no doubt halal certification is funding organisations with extremist views and activities in Australia.

“It’s lovely to know a jar of the salty black stuff is sponsoring the advocacy of robbing women of all of their marital property rights.”

Controversy over halal certification has come to a boil over the past few weeks.

South Australian dairy producer Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company was forced drop its halal certification after receiving threats on social media.

Source: The Guardian


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Hundreds of Muslims from across Australia have been meeting in Sydney with the big job of setting a new National agenda for the community. They are tackling key issues, including racism and radicalisation.



Source: ABC News


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This week Q&A looks back at some of the big issues this year. Joining the panel for the season finale:

Founder of the Cape York Institute for policy and leadership, Noel Pearson

Celebrated actor James Cromwell, who is in Australia to play Rupert Murdoch on stage

Former Howard government minister, Amanda Vanstone

The chair of the G20 Youth summit, Holly Ransom

Host of Radio National Drive, columnist and author, Waleed Aly

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by Thea Ormerod, President, Australian Religious Response to Climate Change


In the lead-up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, faith leaders called on G20 leaders to give serious attention to the issue of climate change. Speaking from Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Indigenous perspectives, they urged the political leaders to take every opportunity to address this urgent problem in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris next year.

Prominent religious leaders signed an open letter, including his Excellency, the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, and the President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Mr Hafez Kassem. The letter called for the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies, more rapid take-up of renewables and the scaling up of the finance for the climate adaptation needs of developing countries.

“Economics cannot reasonably be treated as somehow separate from the environment on which all life itself depends,” said Imam Dr Mohamad Abdalla, Director of the Islamic Research Unit at Griffith University, at a press conference. “We must transition quickly to ways of living which respect the physical limits of the natural world. To do otherwise will result in unthinkable suffering, first among vulnerable people of the developing world, then among ourselves, our children and grandchildren.”

“This means a concerted effort, even in developing countries, to shift boldly to solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy,” Dr Abdalla said. “But this is being thwarted by government subsidies for fossil fuel companies, giving these companies an unfair advantage. Governments are essentially providing incentives for companies whose products are destroying the biosphere.”

The price of renewables has come down so dramatically that they offer more cost advantages than coal, oil and gas. They also lend themselves to small-scale, decentralised energy delivery systems which means they’re more locally accessible to impoverished communities.

The religious leaders further went on to address the question of Climate Finance to assist developing countries to adapt to the impacts of global warming. Dr Abdalla said “While wealthy countries are spending $50 – 90 billion USD annually on subsidies for fossil fuels, most are failing to put more than the most basic amounts on the table to meet their Climate Finance commitments. Wealthy countries must take a new direction if we are to have the binding international agreement the world so desperately needs.”

On the same day as the faith leaders released their open letter, President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping struck an historic deal in which each increased their ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ambition is insufficient but the significance of this is the spirit collaboration, and the involvement of the national leaders. This is very different from the stand-off at Copenhagen, and subsequent negotiations being conducted largely by delegates.

The implication, or course, is that Australia is being left well behind when countries with which we have important relationships are forging ahead, albeit slowly. Our 5% emissions reduction target is looking increasingly out of step. ARRCC indeed holds it is deeply irresponsible, especially for a nation which is relatively wealthy and whose population has one of the highest carbon footprints per capita in the world.

The open letter, signed by prominent faith leaders in a range of traditions, is available here.


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Iraqi football fan Sadi Toma – a former captain of the Iraqi National Team - is among the first fans in Australia to receive his tickets to see the Iraqi national team play in Australia as part of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

Mr Toma has tickets for Iraq’s opening match against Jordan in Brisbane on January 12 and is looking forward to being part of a large Iraqi crowd there to cheer on the Lions of Mesopotamia.

Mr Toma, who is an AFC Asian Cup Community Ambassador said "Our community is very excited to see the Lions of Mesopotamia play in Australia."

"We are putting together a big travelling supporter crowd for all the games and will create a home atmosphere for our team."

Iraq’s other matches are against Japan in Brisbane on January 16 and against Palestine in Canberra on January 20 and all three matches have been very popular with fans.

CEO of the Local Organising Committee for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Michael Brown urged people wanting to see Iraq play at the Asian Cup to get in quick for tickets.

“The matches involving Iraq are among the most popular in the tournament so I would encourage anyone wanting to see the Lions of Mesopotamia to buy tickets now so they don’t miss out.”

“People who have previously bought tickets will start to receive them in the post in the coming days.”

Iraq Group Matches:
- Iraq v Jordan, 7pm Monday 12 January, Brisbane
- Iraq v Japan, 7pm Friday 16 January, Brisbane
- Iraq v Palestine, 8pm Tuesday 20 January, Canberra

You can buy tickets through one of following methods:

1. To sit in the Iraqi fan section contact:
- Brisbane games - Ali Ghafoor - 0410 083 975 - Ticketek Code: IUAQ
- Canberra game - Joseph Essuo - 0478 240 619 - Ticketek code: AFAQ
- Travel Packages - Hussein Khoshnow - 0426 060 606 or 02 9727 4056

2. Buy Online: afcasiancup.com/tickets

The AFC Asian Cup is Asia’s biggest football competition and was established in 1956.

The 16 nations to qualify for are Australia as hosts, defending champions Japan, Korea Republic and 2012 AFC Challenge Cup winners DPR Korea, along with Bahrain, China, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Palestine.

These teams will take part in a 23-day festival of football in five cities, which the Socceroos will kick off against Kuwait on January 9, 2015, in Melbourne, with the final set for Sydney’s Stadium Australia on January 31, 2015.

Fox Sports will broadcast all matches and ABC will broadcast selected matches as well as a nightly highlights show


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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 Hajj Moment was.


These are their responses



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One of only three recorded copies of an influential treatise on the construction and use of astrolabes, a tool used by astronomers to predict the positions of the sun, moon and planets. This illustration shows internal gearing of this device and was the first surviving work to illustrate such miniature technology.

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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QPS Vacancies

2 x Police Liaison Officers [PLO] positions

Role/Responsibilities: Assist Police Officers to communicate effectively with members of the local community by providing advice on local Islamic customs and protocols.
Locations: One position at UMG and the other at Carseldine at NBD.
Contacts: Sgt Trad Thornton is contact for NBD and S/Sgt Steve Hollands for SBD.

For details click here.



Wanted: House to Rent


We need a 3-4 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, and double garage. Any suburb on the south side is fine. We can only afford around $300 per week. We are good tenants, and will take care of your house. We need a place to call home, so a long lease is required. We don't want to have to move again. Please phone 0402917109.


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Prince Harry given tour of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat


The Royal makes his first visit to a mosque on the final morning of his tour of Oman



OMAN: Prince Harry has visited one of the world's largest mosques during an official tour of Oman.

Dressed in a blue suit and tie, the Prince took off his shoes, in accordance with Muslim custom, before entering the main prayer hall of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.

Inside, he marvelled at the eight-ton Swarovski crystal chandelier hanging from the central dome, and at the hand-woven prayer carpet which took 400 weavers four years to complete.

The mosque was a gift to the nation from the current ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, to mark the 30th year of his reign.

Built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone, it took six years to complete and has space for 20,000 worshippers.


Source: The Telegraph

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Hundreds of Muslims attend weekly prayers at iconic Christian cathedral

Message of tolerance and unity interrupted briefly by woman protester in Washington D.C.


US: An iconic Christian cathedral where Martin Luther King once preached welcomed several hundred Muslims beneath its vaulted arches in a gesture aimed at fostering greater understanding and acceptance between the two faiths around the world.

For the first time, the Washington National Cathedral hosted Friday prayers for followers of Islam, although Muslims have previously attended the Episcopal house of worship for inter-faith services.

But not everyone was happy to follow the example of tolerance and unity being set in the US capital.

One unidentified woman disrupted the first prayer service by shouting “leave our churches alone” and “why can’t you worship in your mosque” before being escorted out.

Televangelist Franklin Graham also posted on Facebook the day before the service that it was “sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible [sic]”.

According to the Washington Post, the faith event was organised by Muslim scholar and South African ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, in partnership with Rev Canon Gina Gilland Campbell.
The pair had apparently developed the idea while working on a memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

A cathedral employee tries to stop a woman from protesting prior to a Friday prayer November 14 at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

Members of five Muslim communities joined the Friday prayer, also known as jumu'ah. It was closed to the public and had heavy security.

In his sermon Mr Rasool called on Muslims and Christians to unite and find a “common cause” in the fight against religious extremism, according to the newspaper.

“We come to this cathedral with sensitivity and humility but keenly aware that it is not a time for platitudes, because mischief is threatening the world,” he said.
"The challenge for us today is to reconstitute a middle ground of good people… whose very existence threatens extremism.”

Dan of the cathedral, the very Rev Gary Hall, commented on the sound of the Arabic call to prayer, saying it was a “beautiful sacred language in a beautiful sacred place”.

Speaking to the Post after the service, lawyer Arif Ali who brought his 12-year-old son Zayd with him, said he was “very moved”, adding: “It really makes one think about the common heritage and values in Christianity and Islam.”

Work began on building the Washington National Cathedral in 1907 and took 83 years to complete. It hosted the state funeral of President Eisenhower in 1969 and a year earlier saw the last Sunday sermon preached by Dr King just days before his death.
Source: The Independent

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Erdogan says Muslims discovered Americas

Turkish leader says Muslims, not Christopher Columbus, discovered continent in 1178, offering to build a mosque in Cuba

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.

"Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America.

"Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said.

The president also said that Ankara was prepared to build a mosque at the site mentioned by the Genoese explorer, the AFP news agency reported.

"I would like to talk about it to my Cuban brothers. A mosque would go perfectly on the hill today," he said.

Most history books say that Columbus set foot on the American continent in 1492, while seeking a new maritime route to India.

Some Muslim scholars have recently suggested a prior Muslim presence in the Americas, although no pre-Columbus ruin of an Islamic structure has ever been found.

In a controversial article published in 1996, historian Youssef Mroueh refers to a diary entry from Columbus that mentions a mosque in Cuba.

However, the passage is widely understood to be a metaphorical reference to the shape of the landscape.

Source: Al Jazeera

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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 dessert by Dr Fatima Motala will be a certain hit during these hot summer months. Make it well in advance and store it in the freezer and you will become the perfect hostess when friends and family drop in unexpectedly.

3 Layer Ice Cream Dessert

(by Fatima Motala)


1 litre Vanilla ice cream
½ litre Chocolate ice cream
1 cup crumbled cake or crushed biscuits
1 cup chopped nuts (I prefer almonds and pecans)
4 mini flake chocolates


1. Soften ½ the quantity of the Vanilla ice cream.
2. Add ½ the biscuits or cake
3. Add ½ the chopped nuts and 2 flakes.
4. Layer in a baking dish or Tupperware ring mould.
5. Place in the Freezer for an hour and allow to freeze.
6. Repeat the procedure with the Chocolate ice cream
7. Set over the first vanilla layer and allow to freeze and set
8. Soften the second half of the vanilla ice cream and add chopped strawberries.
9. Set this layer over the frozen chocolate layer and freeze.
10. When you are ready to serve remove from the mould and drizzle with a chocolate sauce or its delicious as is.


Note: You may use any flavour of ice cream and fruit according to your preference

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, getting and staying fit is a challenge for me. It's hard just to get up off the couch. So what's the secret of people who have managed to make exercise a way of life?


A: There are many suggestions I can give you, but for now, let me tell that being consistent far outweighs being fast. If, for example, you start a 20 minute routine on a treadmill then do it every single day. No exercise program in the world works if you don't do it consistently.




My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

Send your question to Kareema at  fitness@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

All questions sent in are published here anonymously and without any references to the author of the question.


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A small boy named Hameed lived in a village in Morocco. None of his classmates liked him because of his stupidity, especially his teacher, who was always yelling at him "You are driving me crazy Hameed!"

One day Hameed's mother came into school to check on how he was doing. The teacher told his mother honestly, that her son is simply a disaster, getting very low marks and even she had never seen such a dumb boy in her entire teaching career.


The mother was shocked at the feedback and withdrew her son from the school and even moved to another town.

25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with an incurable cardio disease!


All the doctors strongly advised her to have an open heart operation, which only one surgeon could perform.......

Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was successful......


When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw a handsome doctor smiling down at her!


She wanted to thank him, but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised her hand, trying to tell him something but eventually died!

The doctor was shocked and was trying to work out what went wrong, when he turned around he saw our friend Hameed, working as a cleaner in the clinic, who had unplugged the oxygen equipment to connect his Hoover.


[Editor] Don't tell me you thought that Hameed became a doctor!

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Don't you see how Allah sets forth a parable? - A goodly Word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens, - it brings forth its fruit at all times, by the leave of its Lord. So Allah sets forth parables for men, in order that they may receive admonition.

Surah Ibrahim 14:24-25


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the wealth of its leaders,

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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

Building N18, Nathan Campus, Griffith University

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7 December



Algester Mosque Madrassah Jalsa

Algester Mosque

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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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