Sunday, 28 December 2014

 Newsletter 0529




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




The Brisbane Asia Community Cup kicks off today  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
Nasrin's justice ordeal after being attacked twice  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
Bride lays wedding bouquet for siege victims What is/was happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
Correction to story Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
Roses promoting peace and goodwill

CCN Readers' Book Club

Businesses and Services

SBA Boarding School on hold

KB's Culinary Corner

The CCN Date Claimer

ADL leader refused bail over Lakemba brawl

Kareema's Keep Fit Column

CCN on Facebook

Longreach restaurant in trouble for anti-Islamic sign

The CCN Chuckle

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100 Muslims, 1 Question  

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It has been another challenging year for the community, but we hope and pray that through our continuing to work together for a safe and secure future for all that we will overcome the trials and tribulations that have befallen us over the past few months and years.


From all of us at Crescents Community News,

we wish our Readers and their friends and family

a safe and joyous holiday season, insha'Allah.



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Brisbane's best Asian community football talent will be showcased in the inaugural Brisbane Asian Community Cup today (Sunday 28 December) from 9am-4pm at Brisbane Knights Centre (Croatian Centre), Dunn Road, Rocklea.

16 Open Men's teams from Asian Football Confederation countries will compete to become the champions and the teams competing are Iraq, Chin FC, Lebanon, Australia, Gurkha FC, Knights, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam, Zamurai, Thai Brissy, Warriors, Young Boys, Burma, Japan and HingKong. .

The teams will play 30 minute games in four knockout pools culminating in the Grand final at 3pm.

The event is organised by Asian Cup Community Ambassadors with support from the Local Organising Committee of the AFC Asian Cup 2015, Football Queensland and Red Elephant Projects.

Jim Bellos, Asian Cup Community Ambassador said "The Asian Cup Community Ambassadors are proud to present the inaugural Brisbane Asian Community Cup in partnership with Football Queensland and the AFC Asian Cup 2015,”

“Brisbane is proud of its diverse communities and this tournament will showcase Asian community football ahead of the Asian Cup in January." Mr Bellos added.

Michael Brown, CEO of the Local Organising Committee of the AFC Asian Cup 2015 said: "With less than three weeks to go until the Asian Cup, the Brisbane Asian Community Cup is a wonderful event to bring the communities together in celebration,"

"We look forward to a high standard of football and may the best team win." Mr Brown added.

Event Details:
Event: Brisbane Asian Community Cup
Date: 9am-4pm, Sunday 28 December, 2014, (Grand Final 3pm)
Venue: Brisbane Knights Centre (Croatian Centre), Dunn Road, Rocklea
Entry: Free

A- Iraq, Chin FC, Lebanon, Australia
B- Gurkha FC, Knights, Bhutan, Thailand
C- Vietnam, Zamurai, Thai Brissy, Warriors
D- Young Boys, Burma, Japan, Hong Kong

Draw: Available here.

Contact: Sgt Jim Bellos - Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au.


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Nasrin pulled on her long black abaya and pinned her hijab in place. She did it despite knowing that this day, more than ever, her Islamic dress would make her a target.

It was the Tuesday morning after the Sydney siege at the Lindt cafe in Martin Place and Australia had woken to horror headlines of the death of two hostages. While Nasrin grieved for the victims, she also steeled herself for the worst.

As she left her house in the outer Melbourne suburb of Fawkner, she decided that she would remove the password lock from her mobile, to save her a few seconds if she needed to call police.

Sure enough, the mother-of-three would later dial triple zero after a man allegedly began shouting expletives at her as she travelled into the city to work. More than a week later, the police investigation remains ongoing after a 40-year-old Merlynston man was spoken to and released.

Since October, the IT professional says she has been abused three times by strangers who have taken offence to her Islamic dress.

Two of the episodes took place on the Upfield train line during or shortly after the fatal cafe siege.

The other was in October, when Nasrin, who wished to use just her first name, said some politicians were advocating banning the burqa in Australia, fuelling anti-Islamic sentiment.

"The government isn't doing anything to address these issues and I'm an innocent victim of their ignorant bigoted comments by the parliament members," she said.

"We need to hold people accountable from the top."

There has recently been a surge in reports of violence and harassment against Australian Muslims. In the six days to Tuesday there were 27 reports made to the Islamophobia Register, including at least three in Victoria.

The register's spokeswoman, Lydia Shelly, suspects there may be many other cases that have gone unreported. She said the majority of public attacks were against women and often in the presence of children.

Victoria Police confirmed that more Muslim people were reporting public assaults. A spokeswoman said it was concerning to hear that incidents of racism, discrimination and crimes motivated by prejudice were occurring,

"All members of Victoria Police take all incidents of racism, discrimination or vilification based on religion, culture or nationality seriously and will be investigated and met with the full force of the law," she said.

Yet despite this tough rhetoric, Islamic Council of Victoria executive member Monique Toohey said there remained a "pervasive understanding" within the Muslim community that complaints about abuse would not always be taken seriously.

Ms Toohey said although the top ranks of Victoria Police had been excellent in their attempt to address discrimination, she said the message did not always seem to be filtering down to some front-line officers.

Nasrin has reported all her recent incidents of alleged harassment to police, but said officers had often seemed unwilling to pursue them. It was only this week that she discovered the October case had been closed after calling Victoria Police.

"In the past I have heard other women don't report all these cases because they think it's a waste of time talking to the police because they don't do anything," she said.

Police are still appealing for information about the most-recent assault, when fellow commuters stood up for Nasrin as she was allegedly abused, forming a protective barricade with a bicycle and shouting down her attacker.

But investigators have decided not to pursue claims Nasrin was targeted by a blonde woman as she travelled home from work in the midst of the hostage siege on Monday last week because they found "no offence detected".

Nasrin said she was reading her prayer book on the train about 6pm when the professionally-dressed woman with a foreign accent started pushing her with her bag and repeatedly yelling at her to "go to Sydney and pray over there".

"Her facial expression was just aggressive," she said.

"She told me to go back to the Middle East, even though I was not born there.

"I told her that I am as much an Australian as her and that you cannot abuse me like this, and you cannot harass me like this."

Nasrin intends to pursue the two dropped cases despite the decision from police.

"You can imagine what it would be like to go through the hassle of reporting an incident to the police only to find out that it will just turn into an 'information only' case and not a criminal offence," she said.

Source: Brisbane Times



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Newlywed Manal Kassem arrived at the memorial with her husband, Mahmod Homaisi, to place her wedding bouquet with the tens of thousands of other floral tributes in the square


As the memorial to the victims of the Sydney siege continues to grow, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage on her wedding day to lay flowers at Martin Place.

Adorned in a white wedding dress, which included a traditional white hijab and veil, newlywed Manal Kassem arrived at the memorial with her husband, Mahmod Homaisi, to place her wedding bouquet among the tens of thousands of other floral tributes in the square.

The 23-year-old bride had planned for her wedding photos to be taken in the city, but had been hesitant to continue after the tragic events of Tuesday morning which claimed the lives of three people.

'She was going to cancel [the photoshoot] because she didn't want to be judged...celebrating her wedding in a scarf while people were terrorised,' said the couple's wedding planner Dina Kheir.

'But she made is a priority to visit the memorial site as the first pit stop,' Ms Kheir said.

A witness said that as the couple approached, clad in their wedding gear, the crowd that had gathered to lay their own floral tributes stared in surprise.
When Ms Kassem, from Punchbowl, placed her bouquet of white roses held together with ribbon at the memorial, the crowd erupted in applause.

'She did it out of respect for her country, that will one day be the country of her children and grandchildren,' said Ms Kheir.


Source: The Daily Mail UK


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Readers have brought to our attention that the story we published in last week's CCN about Mohammed Islam making a fortune trading stocks has been found to be a fake.


The New Your Magazine has made an apology to its readers.


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Queensland Muslims handed out wooden roses to the public with messages of peace and harmony that that were endorsed by a number of Queensland Muslim organizations at the Roma Park last week during the commemoration ceremony of the Sydney siege victims, the children and teachers who were killed in Peshawar and the 8 children murdered in Cairns.

Organizations signatory to the message of goodwill were:



Al-Seraj Iraqi Association

Australian International Islamic College

Australian Muslim Times

Bozniak Society of Queensland

Brisbane Islamic Centre

Crescents Community News (CCN)

Crescents of Brisbane


Fatima Zahra Imamia Centre (FZIC)

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)

Islamic Educational Trust of Queensland

Islamic Information Service Cooloola

Islamic Medical Association of QLD

Islamic Multicultural Association of the Gold Coast

Islamic Relief Australia

Islamic Shia Council of Qld

Islamic Society of Algester (Algester Mosque)

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (Masjid Taqwa)

Islamic Society of Central Queensland (ISCQ)

Islamic Society of Gold Coast (Gold Coast Mosque)

Islamic Society of Holland Park (Holland Park Mosque)

Islamic Society of Ipswich (Ipswich Mosque)

Islamic Society of Toowoomba (Garden City Mosque)

Kuraby Mosque (Masjid Al-Farooq)

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association

Muslim Aid Australia QLD

Muslim Business Network

Muslim Charitable Foundation

Muslim Funeral Services

Qld Eidfest Assoc Inc

Queensland Muslim Welfare Association

Queensland Muslims

Queensland Muslims Historical Society

Slacks Creek Mosque

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Two members of an anti-Muslim extremist group have been refused bail after being charged over inciting a brawl in Sydney's south-west last night.

Ralph Cerminara, 36, (pictured above) who is the leader of the Australian Defence League (ADL) and another member of the group, Zane Commins, 19, have been charged with affray and behaving in an offensive manner.

It is alleged the pair went to Lakemba on Monday night where witnesses said they taunted locals with religious slurs and started a brawl.

Two men suffered minor injuries in the brawl while an officer sustained fractures to his left shoulder and is undergoing hospital treatment.

In court on Tuesday afternoon the pair was refused bail, with Justice Les Brennan not mincing his words.

"The last thing this community needs, bearing in mind what's happened in recent days, is boofheads like this stirring up a certain section of the community," Justice Brennan said.

Community leader Hakan Harman said the ADL was a fringe group that should be ignored.

"[We should] concentrate on the 99.99 per cent of all of the positive that's around us, and really not be giving voice, giving air, to these extremes," he said.

Police superintendent Michael McLean said groups like the ADL were "keyboard warriors", adding there were very few people attached to them.

A 43-year-old man from Wiley Park, who is not an ADL member, has been granted bail after also being charged with affray and resist or hinder police in the execution of duty.


Source: ABC News


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A Longreach restaurant that placed a sign reading "Sorry No Muslims" outside its front doors has caused consternation on social media.

Local Helen Day posted pictures of the chalkboard outside the Eagle's Nest Bar and Grill on its Facebook review page last Friday.

"Just a bit surprised to see the sign up [reading] 'Sorry No Muslims' ... what's that about?" Ms Day wrote.

"I certainly won't be going into a place where my Muslim friends are not welcome!"

The full handwritten message on the sign read "2000 years ago Jesus Christ made headlines turning water into wine...the tradition continues...We turn money into beer [Sorry No Muslims]."

Ms Day's pictures were reposted by Facebook group Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way, and a moderator for that group told Brisbane Times the image had since been shared widely.

"Our page has only been going three weeks and we had a 'Total Reach' of up to 7,000 people," the moderator said.

"We put the story up a day and a half ago and are now reaching almost 80,000 people and rising, because of that one post."

Anti-Islamic sentiment has risen in Australia since last week's Sydney cafe siege, with movements like #illridewithyou acting as a counter argument.

Comments on the Eagle's Nest Bar and Grill's Facebook page have ranged from outraged to unapologetic.

The moderator of the page, who wished to remain anonymous, said some Facebook groups were trying to shut it own, or making comments such as Islam forbids alcohol consumption anyway so it shouldn't matter if Muslims can't enter a bar.

"We've been deleting disgusting and hateful posts from members of the Australian Defence League, Australian Brotherhood, Boycott Halal in Australia and lots of other anti-Muslim pages since we put up the post," the moderator said.

A Longreach Regional Council spokesman confirmed a verbal complaint had been received.

He said they were seeking more information about the sign and would consider an investigation, or referring the matter to the appropriate body.

The spokesman said the operator of the Eagle's Nest had a history of writing quirky, tongue-in-cheek slogans on his chalkboard that changed daily.

A spokeswoman for the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland said it had not yet received any formal complaints about the sign.

"I understand the Australian Human Rights Commission has received some enquiries about it and they have referred the enquirers to us," she said.

"So it may just be a matter of time."

However, the spokeswoman said under the legal definition of religious discrimination, the complaint would have to come from someone directly affected.

"Therefore if there was a Muslim person in Longreach who wanted to obtain the goods and services from Eagle's Nest Bar and Grill but couldn't because they didn't serve Muslims, then that person could make a complaint to the ADCQ," she said.

The Eagle's Nest restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and calls to the owners' home went unanswered.

The moderator of the Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way Facebook group said they should own up to writing the message.

"If they would only apologise and say they made a mistake, we'd be the first to publicise that. I wish they'd just clear it up so we can all move on," they said.

Source: Brisbane Times


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In this episode of '100 Muslims, 1 Question' American Muslims from all walks of life were asked: "What is your favourite thing about Islam?.


These are their responses



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Pope puts onus on Muslim leaders to combat Islamophobia


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with Pope Francis


TURKEY: During a three-day visit to Turkey this month, the Pope provoked controversy by suggesting that the onus was on Muslim leaders to help stop the Islamophobia by issuing a global condemnation of terrorism.

“It would be beautiful if all Islamic leaders, whether they are political, religious or academic leaders, would speak out clearly and condemn this because this would help the majority of Muslim people,” Pope Francis said.

The 77-year old pontiff revealed during a press conference on his return flight from Turkey that he had offered the advice during a meeting with Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, when speaking about the issue of Islamophobia and breaking the demonisation of Muslims with terrorists.

“There needs to be an international condemnation from Muslims across the world. It needs to say, ‘No, this is not what the Qur’an is about!’ There should also always be a distinction between what a religion proposes and the concrete use of that proposal by a concrete government,” he said.

“I can understand this. And I sincerely believe that we cannot say all Muslims are terrorists, just as we cannot say that all Christians are fundamentalists – we also have fundamentalists among us, all religions have these little groups,” he said according to comments highlighted by the media.

Western leaders continue to argue that the scourge of terrorism has nothing to do with politics and claim that the gravest threat come from a “distorted view” of Islam which Muslims are allegedly easily misled.

During his visit, the leader of the Catholic Church called for inter-religious dialogue and action against poverty to help end the conflicts in the region. He also went further than his predecessors by praying alongside Muslim leaders in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.

The last pope, Benedict XVI, provoked international outrage in a controversial address in the old Bavarian city of Regensburg in 2006, when he quoted derisory remarks from a medieval Byzantine emperor about the Prophet, which he later apologised for.
Source: Muslim News

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How 100,000 Britons have chosen to become Muslim... and average convert is 27-year-old white woman 


UK: The number of Muslim converts in Britain has passed 100,000, fuelled by a surge in young white women adopting the Islamic faith.

The figure has almost doubled in ten years – with the average convert now a 27-year-old white woman fed up with British consumerism and immorality.

The numbers, revealed in a study by multi-faith group Faith Matters, have led to claims that the country is undergoing a process of ‘Islamification’.
But the organisation’s report argued that most converts saw their religion as ‘perfectly compatible’ with living in Britain.

It said: ‘Converts do not represent a devious fifth column determined to undermine the Western way of life – this is a group of normal people united in their adherence to a religion which they, for the most part, see as perfectly compatible with Western life.’
The report estimated around 5,200 men and women have adopted Islam over the past 12 months, including 1,400 in London. Nearly two-thirds were women, more than 70 per cent were white and the average age at conversion was 27.


The Daily Mail UK

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How mosques survived 2004 tsunami


In this 2004 file photo, an Acehnese man walks through debris near the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh, about 240 kilometers from the earthquake's epicenter, Indonesia.

BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA: When a powerful tsunami smashed into this Indonesian city ten years ago, the only structures left standing in many neighbourhoods were mosques.

For the hundreds who found refuge within their walls, the buildings' lifesaving role has not been forgotten - and for many, that experience strengthened their faith.

Architectural experts say the mosques in Banda Aceh survived because they were sturdily built and had stronger foundations than surrounding structures, many of which were likely constructed of shoddier materials.

But many survivors believe the mosques were spared by divine intervention.

“It's because the mosque is the house of Allah, the creator of such a tsunami. It's protected,” said Ahmad Junaidi, a survivor who fled to safety in the majestic Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, a major landmark in the city with its 35-meter minaret, white walls and seven black domes.



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Q: Dear Kareema, I’ve been trying for a few month now to lose the ‘baby’ fat around by tummy area. I’ve seen a little change but not as much as I’d like. Please help.

A: The key is consistency and variation in your workouts.


You can’t really spot reduce.


The body determines where it loses the fat.


So you can focus on your tummy but do an all over body workout for quicker results.

Do whatever you have been and add some weights for resistance training.


Cardio exercises will burn fat and weight bearing exercises will tone.




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

This week's Book Pick


The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature

(Convergences: Inventories of the Present)



Tarif Khalidi




This work presents in English translation the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Arabic Islamic literature.


In doing so, it traces a tradition of love and reverence for Jesus that has characterized Islamic thought for more than a thousand years.


An invaluable resource for the history of religions, the collection documents how one culture, that of Islam, assimilated the towering religious figure of another, that of Christianity.


As such, it is a work of great significance for the understanding of both, and of profound implications for modern-day intersectarian relations and ecumenical dialogue.


Tarif Khalidi's introduction and commentaries place the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this "gospel" arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion.


The Jesus that emerges here is a compelling figure of deep and life-giving spirituality.


The sayings and stories, some 300 in number and arranged in chronological order, show us how the image of this Jesus evolved throughout a millennium of Islamic history.



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: You can vary this recipe with grated carrots, cucumbers etc. and serve with potato crisps. For a lighter filling add cottage cheese without taking away anything from it remaining a gourmet lunch.

Gourmet Chicken and Walnut Sandwiches




500g chicken breast with skin off
¼ cup of peppercorns
¼ cup of mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup chopped walnuts
1 tab chopped cranberries
Salt and crushed pepper to taste


1. Poach the chicken in a pot of water with the peppercorns and cook until done.
2. Remove the peppercorns.
3. When cool, shred the chicken using your fingertips.
4. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
5. Your sandwich filling could be placed on a bed of lettuce on your choice of bread.
6. The loaf of bread can be cut up horizontally, layered the filling on top and then rolled it into a Swiss roll and sliced it into small slices as you would see in the photo.

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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Jallaludin pacing back and forth glanced at his watch and yelled upstairs to his wife, "My dearest, are you ready yet?"

Shouting back, his wife replies, "For crying out loud, husband, I've been telling you for the last half hour... I'll be ready in a minute!"

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Those who believe (in the Qur'an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:62


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  In spite of everything,

I still believe people are really good at heart.

~ Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank


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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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Lutwyche Mosque

Weekly classes with Imam Yahya


Monday: Junior Class
Tuesday: Junior Arabic
Friday: Adult Quran Class


For more information call 0470 671 109

Holland Park Mosque


All programs are conducted by Imam Uzair Akbar





Tafseer Program

Basics of Islam

Tafseer Program





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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