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Sunday, 20 September 2015


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



Eid Mubarak

 The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought

Eid Prayers & Programmes

 The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week

Community hopes for better relationship with new PM

Around the Muslim World with CCN Events and Functions

Brisbane teacher compared me to 9/11 attackers

CCN Readers' Book Club

Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

Hajj group at Brisbane Airport

KB's Culinary Corner

Businesses and Services

Inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

Kareema's Keep Fit Column

The CCN Date Claimer

ICQ warning on unauthorized group

The CCN Chuckle

CCN on Facebook

This year’s Hajj could be hottest in decades


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Algester Community Workshop

Write For Us

AMYN Futsal Cup 2015
Eid Statement by Mufti of Australia
Bendigo mosque protests: Mayor felt 'numb, shocked'

The Kadri Column


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UpFront - Reality Check: The failure of the 'war on terror'

H&M Wins Over Muslim Girls Everywhere with New Model

Minister of Religion labour agreement

Clock Paranoia Parody

Where to give your Qurbaani

Somali Sisters co-found publishing house in Canada
Jumma Lecture Recordings
A CCN Musical Interlude by Tanya Wells
College threatens to expel students over parent protests


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With the announcement that Monday 14 September was the last day of the month of ZulQi’dah 1437 Hijri and Tuesday 15 September the first day of the month of ZulHijjah 1437 Hijri, and accordingly, Wednesday 23 September becoming the ninth day of the month of ZulHijjah, which is the day of Arafah, and making Thursday 24 September the tenth day of ZulHijjah and the first day of Eid Al Adha, Crescents Community News extends it best wishes to its readers on this auspicious day.


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Muslim beacon of hope, new Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull

The Australian Muslim community is calling for a new beginning with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, saying there was a strained relationship with Tony Abbott.

Australian Iraqi Muslim Society president Abdul Razak Mohamed said previous prime minister Mr Abbott engaged in fear mongering and a lack of consultation with the Muslim community.

"We have gone through a very tough time in the last year or two and we think it is not fair we have been subject to a lot of Islamaphobia," he said.

Kuranda Seyit from the Islamic Council of Victoria said he welcomed a new beginning with Mr Turnbull and was looking forward to a new tone being set in the relationship with the community.

"The last two years have been tough with new laws and raids affecting the community," he said.

"We hope there will be a more transparent, willing and sincere dialogue with the new Prime Minister who can really consolidate the cohesion that we so much desire in Australia."

Mr Seyit said the council will be writing to Mr Turnbull to congratulate him on his new position and to lobby him on the issues affecting the Australian Muslim community.

"We hope that the current Government will change its mind on the current bombing operation in Syria, as well as looking at the issues of racism and Islamaphobia in Australia," he said.

Mr Seyit said his main wish was for transparency and dialogue but conceded it would be hard for Mr Turnbull to handle the issue in a completely new way.

"It is hard for a new prime minister to totally take on a new approach and change existing policy I think we need to be fair to him to work with that," he said.

Source: ABC




ICQ president, Mr Ismail Cajee, welcomes appointment of new Prime Minister

The Islamic Council of Queensland president, Mr Ismal Cajee, sent a congratulatory letter to Mr Turnbull:

We at Islamic Council of Queensland would like to extend our greetings and congratulations for your appointment as the Prime Minister of Australia.

Our country is currently going through tough economic times and it is very important that we have a stable but agile leadership team to steer us through the everchanging environment. We have faith in your ability to lead us and provide the leadership this country needs and deserves.

Unfortunately, the past year has seen a resurgence in extreme politics and divisive rhetoric. Before your appointment as the Prime Minister you have displayed an ability to balance national security with individual freedoms and social cohesion. The future of our multicultural nation lies in maintaining strong bonds between our diverse and vibrant communities.

We welcome your stance in support of taking an additional 12,000 refugees from Syria and urge you to make individual circumstances the only criteria. Half of the 22 million people of Syria are affected by this crisis with over 4.5 million looking for refuge outside Syria. As demonstrated in last week’s vigils across the country, most Australians want our government to not only do more in relation to our refugee intake but also be unbiased.

The offshore detention centers are a blot to our nation as many human beings face an
uncertain and hopeless future in them. We request you to consider closing these facilities and granting asylum to the many men, women and children currently detained in pacific island nations.

As a peak Muslim community organisation in Queensland, we look forward to working with you and your cabinet in developing a strong and secure future for our nation.


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Report by Dylan Chown


Alhumdullilah, last Saturday’s Amanah Institute Fundraising Dinner was a great success. Principal Dylan Chown commented in his address that Amanah Institute, formerly Kuraby Madrassah, is no longer Brisbane’s best kept secret. The packed audience enthusiastically grasped the opportunity to assist in laying the foundation for the next generation. $42 000 dollars was raised providing much needed funds to support the improvement project underway at the Institute.

MC Junaid Ally kept guests entertained overseeing a vibrant program with notable student contributions. Nabeel Moolla opened beautifully with recitation of the Quran and Yaseen Tilly offered a heartfelt Acknowledgement of Country. Attendees enjoyed a video presentation walking them through an afternoon in the life of a student (the now famous Ziyaad Rasool) attending Amanah Institute.


Other highlights on the night included a stunning Nasheed rendered by Imam Abu Ahmad Ghazaleh, a pre-recorded message by Dr Mohamad Abdalla who is at Hajj and an address by Principal Dylan Chown. Arguably the feature of the evening was the panel discussion involving Institute students on the topics of Islam and identity and the meaning and application of sharia. The night culminated in an auction run by Hassan Goss.

Amanah Institute would like to acknowledge and thank all of those who attended the event and supported us in our mission to provide high quality holistic Islamic education for the children and young people of our community. Special thanks go to the Amanah Institute Committee, the generous sponsors and donors and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event a success. May Allah reward them!


Master of Ceremony, Junaid Ally



Auctioneer, Hussin Goss and Ringman, Najeeb Ahmed


Karawatha Councillor, Kim Marx



AMANAH Institute principal, Dylan Chown

Imam Abu Ahmad Ghazaleh


Nabeel Moolla




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Photo About 20 parents protesting outside the Islamic College of SA after receiving letters threatening their children with expulsion.

ADELAIDE: Parents demonstrating outside a controversial Islamic college in Adelaide have received letters saying their children will be expelled because of their actions.

The parents have been protesting outside the school gates for months about how the school is being run.

Bayan Mohamed, who has three children at the school, said he and fellow protestors had a right to demonstrate.

"We have concerns and issues in regard to how the school is run," Mr Mohamed said.

"The board said there is no issue. There is no concern and they are not ready to meet us.

"So we decided to protest, because this is the only way to voice our concerns and opinion in regard to the school."

He has now received a letter saying his children are at risk of being expelled.

It said: "The college acknowledges the right of all parents to express concerns (whether real or perceived) about the operation of the college ... however, your continued participation in the protests outside the gates of the college go well beyond this right."

The letter said the protests were interrupting the running of the school.

"It is incumbent on all members of the community to respect and support the rights of others, including allowing students and parents to attend and participate in the life of the college without harassment or disruption," it said.

Mr Mohamed said he knew of five other families who had also received letters.

About 20 parents protested outside the school on Friday.

"To show them that there is nothing wrong with what we are doing and we are not going to compromise our rights," Mr Mohamed said.
Parents claim mismanagement is behind protests

Parents have undertaken several protests at the school this year, claiming mismanagement by the school's board had resulted in the sacking of key staff and the decline of academic standards.

It has been condemned by a senior group of SA imams who said the removal of a moderate Muslim teacher was "un-Islamic".

Imams Council of SA said it had been shocked by alleged incidents at the school, which included the expulsion of a 15-year-old student via a text message after he protested a teacher's dismissal.

In a statement at the time, the Islamic school's board chairman Farouk Khan said recent principals had left for various reasons, including retirement or due to personal circumstances.

He said a long-serving teacher had been dismissed because of a serious incident at the school but it could not be outlined for privacy reasons.

Protesting parents who received letters have been asked to attend a meeting to provide reasons why their children should not be expelled.

If not, their children's enrolment will be terminated from the end of term, which is next week.

Mr Mohamed said he was shocked by the letter.

"It's really shocking and it's signed by the principal himself," he said.

"The way they did it [the school] is really shocking. What we have been scared of is happening. It's 'my way or the highway'."

Parents also claim the school has been segregating students by gender, enforcing the wearing of head coverings by non-Muslim staff, and that one teenager student had been forced to get a haircut.

School under audit by Federal Government

The school is one of six run by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils that are currently being audited by the Federal Government.

Auditors visited the schools in June over concerns about governance and financial management.

The Islamic College of South Australia denied any wrongdoing and said it was cooperating fully with the investigation.

Mr Mohamed said he would like to see the investigation progress faster because it was too slow.

"Are they are waiting for the children to be expelled from the school?" he said.

Education Minister Susan Close said the interest of the children should come first.

"I am concerned to hear the allegations of threats of expulsion at the Islamic College of South Australia," she said.

"I have ensured this week that the [Government's standards board] has been made aware of the latest allegations.

"Of course, any student is also welcome to attend a state school."

The South Australian Government has also asked its Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board to look into the school.

The ABC has contacted the school for a response.

Source: ABC News


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A Muslim high school student in Brisbane has claimed his teacher asked him if he were trying to imitate 9/11 attackers when he wore Islamic garb to a school sports day.

The Islamic Council of Queensland is considering lodging a complaint with the Queensland anti-discrimination commissioner over the treatment allegedly meted out to the 16-year-old boy at Runcorn state high school in the city’s south last Thursday.

ICQ spokesman Ali Kadri said the alleged slur on the teenager – who had worn a long Islamic gown over his sports uniform at an event deemed “free dress” – and the school’s response were both unacceptable.

The boy and his family have alleged his teacher asked him whether he was trying to imitate those involved in the 2001 US terrorist attacks by wearing the clothing item.

The student was sent to school principal Roger Atkins, who told him he was dressed inappropriately and sent the student home to get changed.

Kadri said Atkins had conceded in a meeting with ICQ representatives after the incident that “in hindsight he should have done things differently”.

But Atkins has denied the teacher made the comment. The school has refused the ICQ’s request for a letter of apology to the family.

Kadri said the teenager would provide his account of the incident in a complaint to state anti-discrimination commissioner Kevin Cocks.

A spokesman for the Queensland education department said it was “aware of a complaint arising from free dress day at Runcorn state high school”.

“As a consequence, the principal is working with the family, school community and cultural leaders to ensure all concerns are resolved,” he said.

“The school wants to ensure all students feel accepted and supported at school.”

Atkins did not return a message to call from Guardian Australia.

Source: The Guardian


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The last group of Hajj goers from Brisbane was farewelled by over 150 well-wishers at the Brisbane Airport during the week


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South Australian Liberal senator instigated inquiry to ‘get to the bottom’ of the halal industry, which he has previously described as a ‘racket’



Anti-halal protest: more than 800 submissions were made to the inquiry, many of which echoed Bernardi’s concerns that certification was ‘forced on’ retailers or funds terrorism.


No halal certifiers will appear at Cory Bernardi’s upcoming public hearings into food labelling, which has been scheduled for one of Islam’s holiest days.

The South Australian Liberal senator instigated an inquiry in May to “get to the bottom” of the halal industry, which he has previously described as a “racket”.

More than 800 submissions were made to the inquiry, many of which were striking in their brevity, and echoed Bernardi’s concerns that certification was “forced on” retailers or funds terrorism.

Public hearings have been scheduled for Thursday, 24 September, which is also the date of Eid al-Adha, Islam’s annual “festival of sacrifice”.

Amer Ahmed, from Melbourne-based certifier the Ali-Iman Islamic Society, said the feast was “our biggest date in the Islamic calendar”.

“We’ve basically decided that we’re boycotting [the hearings] because it’s a racist inquiry, it has nothing to do with halal certification,” he said.

Guardian Australia understands that seven major certifiers were approached to testify on Thursday but all declined.

Another certifier, Mohamed El-Mouelhy, said the significance of the feast day was akin to that of Christmas for Christians.

“The economics reference committee is insensitive at best and disrespectful at worst for asking Muslims to attend the Senate inquiry on the most important day in the Islamic calendar,” he said.

Ahmed said Australia’s $13b halal industry did “need a clean-up”, but that the inquiry was not serious about addressing its issues.

“If the inquiry was done on a proper pretext, we would have been happy to cooperate. But accusing certifiers of funding terrorism, and garbage like that, the starting premise is just wrong,” he said.

Among those who will testify next Thursday are Kirralie Smith, an anti-halal campaigner, and Bernard Gaynor, a former army reserve major who was sacked from the defence force last year for “conduct that demonstrates repeated behaviour inconsistent with army and defence policies”. Gaynor has lodged an appeal with the federal court over the decision to terminate his commission and is awaiting judgment.

Jewish leaders testified at an earlier round of public hearings in August, where Peter Wertheim, from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, said scrutiny of kosher certification in Europe had “often been used as a cloak for persecution and discrimination against the Jewish community”.

Bernardi suggested at the hearing that consumers had the right to be informed about how their meat was being slaughtered and whether “prayers [were] being said over it”.

“I can only imagine the outcry if it was a priest there with holy water,” he said.

In a submission to the inquiry, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade estimated the value of the global halal market would reach US$1.6 trillion by 2018. “The economic incentives for Australian businesses to seek halal certification for exports are therefore significant,” it wrote.

“Were we unable to offer Australian government-assured halal certification to our Muslim and other trading partners, access for our red meat exports to these markets would be limited and potentially denied, with a corresponding deleterious effect on the Australian red meat export industry.

“Likewise, if other food businesses did not have access to commercial halal certification services this would limit their ability to access a large and growing pool of Muslim consumers.”

A submission was also lodged by the Department of Industry, noting that halal certification was “not a tax”; was “unlikely to add significant costs to Australian food products”; complied with Australian animal welfare and criminal laws; and helped “Australian businesses access new growth opportunities”.

The Senate inquiry is due to report on 30 November.

Senator Bernardi has been contacted for comment.

Source: The Guardian


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The Islamic Council of Queensland has issued a warning that an organisation operating under the name of Noor Afghan & Pak Community Association is collecting funds at local Mosques without the sanction of the Council or Mosque authorities.


For more information, contact ICQ at 0403 361 786


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Hajj umbrellas

International SOS, a leading medical and travel security risk services company, is offering medical guidance to pilgrims ahead of this year’s Haj, which it says is likely to be among the hottest in the past two decades.

Dr. Issam Badaoui, Medical Director at International SOS, said: “This year, pilgrims should be particularly aware of Mers Co-V, as well as be sensible in what is likely to be very hot weather.”

He gave the following advise to reduce the risk of contacting the virus and other communicable diseases:

> Pilgrims should maintain a high level of personal hygiene and wash hands frequently with soap and water.

> Keep a safe distance from people who are coughing, sneezing or appear to be sick.

> Contact with live animals and their environment should be avoided, particularly camels.

> Fruits and vegetables should be washed well. Meat should be thoroughly cooked and pilgrims should only choose dairy items from pasteurised milk.

> Pilgrims should only go to registered barbers at officially designated centres, with disposable, single-use razor blades.

> Pilgrims should ensure their routine and mandatory vaccinations are up-to-date. All travellers are required to submit a certificate of vaccination with the quadrivalent meningitis vaccine in order to receive a Haj visa. Some travellers also need to show proof of yellow fever or polio vaccina
tion. Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended prior to travel.

Dr. Issam Badaoui continued: “With average temperatures above 35.5 degrees centigrade in Makkah during September, pilgrims should also be aware of the potential health effects of heat.

The body’s natural cooling mechanisms can fail if a person is exposed to high temperatures and humidity for too long, particularly if they do not drink enough water. Heatstroke can quickly become a life-threatening emergency so it is vital that pilgrims are aware of the early signs of heat-related difficulties.”

Symptoms of heat-related illness include muscle cramps, irritability, confusion, heart rhythm problems, dizziness, nausea, vision problems and fatigue.

Dr. Badaoui noted that the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has urged vulnerable groups to postpone their Haj journey this year. These groups include those with chronic diseases such as cancer or heart disease, pregnant women, and those aged over 65 or under 12

Source: CII Broadcasting


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The Islamic Society of Algester is hosting another of its ‘Ideas to Action’ workshops.

"This is an excellent opportunity to get involved and develop practical ways to address issues that are close to your heart," said a spokesperson for the Algester Ladies Auxiliary group

Didn’t attend the last workshop?
That’s okay. You will have the opportunity to discuss, add to, and build on the ideas discussed previously. More than that, you will have the opportunity to do more than talk, to take an idea and make it a reality.

What does the workshop involve?
The workshop will start with a warm up activity followed by a recap of and add to of the ideas from the first workshop. People will then form groups based on the ideas that most interest them. Groups will discuss these ideas and come up with an action plan to take the idea forward.

To demonstrate this more clearly, some examples are shown below:



More community interaction Family Funday, Ladies Day Out, Trivia night
Engagement with wider community Mosque open day, Cancer council fundraiser
More Islamic Studies Monthly Lecture Series, Reading Circle, Arabic classes
Knowledge Sharing Cooking classes, Health talks, Car maintenance workshop


In this way everyone is encouraged to bring their initiative and collectively work together to bring about the changes we want to see. Ultimately, the more people we have bringing their skills, knowledge and time to the table, the more our community will flourish.

Oh, and did we mention afternoon tea?

REGISTER now here

For anything else, if you have questions, concerns, can't make it but would like to, would like to volunteer, contact:
Shameera: OR
Sarfaraaz: | 0416 103 123

A recap on the last workshop can be found here.


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Organising team, Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)



Sunday, 13 September saw the Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN) host its fourth annual soccer tournament.

This year's event brought together a multitude of teams of different backgrounds and cultures in an electric and competitive, yet friendly and social atmosphere.

The day was filled with great displays of sportsmanship and a host of nail-biting games - the tension fit enough to be that of a World Cup final!

Tribute must be given to the captains and players in developing the community bond and spirit in the Muslim youth network.

Congratulations to the cup winners, Bosna, and runners-up, FK Medzedza on their achievements!

We look forward to the next tournament day - look out for our announcements and updates!



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VICTORIA: Bendigo Mayor Peter Cox says he felt numb and shocked police had to escort him out of a local council meeting, after about 150 anti-mosque campaigners forced it to an abrupt end.

Police were called in on Wednesday night after opponents of the city's first mosque taunted councillors with anti-Islamic comments and shouted abuse.

After lengthy discussions and failed attempts to clear the crowd, the meeting was abandoned and councillors left the Bendigo Town Hall under police escort.

"There was so much noise and protest that we couldn't continue the meeting, so I adjourned the meeting for about half an hour and the police were called and at that time, there was so much yelling we just couldn't continue," Councillor Cox said.
He said he did not take the abuse personally, but that he was disappointed by what he described as intimidating behaviour by the protestors.

"I guess I'm quite shocked, personally, particularly on my time as mayor," he said.

"I was chair of the meeting, I couldn't have control of the meeting, so that's very, very disappointing.

"I was quite numb being escorted out by police, I just think that that would never have happened during my mayoral term, but it has."

Lead objector to the mosque project Julie Hoskin, who was in the gallery on Wednesday night, said the protest was not planned.

'This was not planned ... but when you see how that mayor and the councillors treat people, they're past tipping point," she said.

Cr Cox said the behaviour of protestors showed their limited understanding about democracy.

"They're calling for a referendum on whether a mosque should be built in Bendigo — the decision that council made was undertaken in June 2014," he said.

"It's been at VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal) for twelve months, and they've also supported the application.

"Council has no jurisdiction to hold a referendum and, even if they did, under the Australian constitution I doubt such a question could be asked."

Cr Cox said the Bendigo City Council was still waiting to hear whether an appeal to VCAT's decision for the development would go ahead.

"[The protestors] had 28 days to appeal to a higher court, they've done that but they haven't done it properly, so we're still waiting whether there's going to be a further appeal," he said.
Victorian Government frontbencher and Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan said she was "incredibly disappointed" the council meeting had to be shut down.

"If people are committed and passionate about democracy and freedom of speech, then shutting down a democratically elected council, holding their public meeting, is no way to demonstrate your case," she told 91.1 ABC Central Victoria.

Last month, central Bendigo had to be shut down as several hundred people gathered to protest the mosque, led by the anti-Islam group United Patriots Front (UPF).

Ms Allan said the ongoing protests were "really distressing" for local community leaders.

"This group are choosing to come to Bendigo and try to whip up fury and frenzy when there should be none," she said.

"I would urge this group, external to Bendigo, to stay away and keep their tactics and behaviour to themselves."

Councillor Cox said he understood most of the people protesting at the meeting were locals.

Source: ABC


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The Kadri Column: Story of dethroned Prime Minister, a journalist and a community leader


In the land down under, things didn’t move very fast except the marsupials and reptiles who roam the vast spread of desert in their millions. It made sense, after all, why would anyone want rapid changes when you have everything in abundance and beautiful beaches with almost uninterrupted sunlight? However, change has many catalysts and in an interconnected world, events happening thousands of miles away can motivate some to drive the change at home. You can call it opportunism but the emergence of a brutal group called “SICKS” in a complicated foreign conflict was an opportunity for some to save their political skin and others to vent their frustration.

Mr Batbot, the leader of this laid back nation, came out and declared that we as a nation need to change and deal with this brutal new enemy along with 200 odd supporters it had at home. The change was happening, politics was leading it, media was spreading it , law enforcement was doing it and one particular community was feeling it. Soon after the declaration of war, came the unprecedented raids with live and wide media coverage to ensure that the message reached every single person including those who usually turn a blind eye to current affairs. One of these raids in a quiet suburb of a quiet city forced many in the community to change as well. I was one of those people, whose lives were going to be different since that day.

The secluded, fragmented, ill-informed, uninterested and misunderstood community could no longer afford to be laid back. None of us knew when, how and what needs to be done but one thing was for sure, something had to be done. Few from the community including myself decided to band together and respond to this crisis by being open, transparent and engaging. It was these ideals of transparency and engagement, which brought me in contact with a journalist who was recently appointed by a leading newspaper called Truth Fail, solely to report on the community. Lein took his job very seriously and made right contacts to ensure that nothing about the community goes unreported. After all it was his job to make sure that the community stays in the news.

In all fairness, Lein did some positive stories, too. But these were often lost amongst brutal photos and spicy stories of the local members of SICKS. Mr. Batbot was hailed as hero by many on the political right, who by now not only started to fear the community but hatE it for disturbing the peace of this laid back nation. Mr. Batbot would not let the momentum slow down and capitalise on every opportunity to appear on the TV screens and in articles of Truth Fail as a sole protector of the tranquillity of his nation. It may seem a little odd but all this was having an impact on exports of a large foreign nation, which manufactured the flags of down under. The sales were soaring, not only because Mr. Batbot kept on buying a flag for each appearance but those who were scared wanted to fight back with a flag of their own.

While the media and Mr. Batbot was fixated on the community, he was failing on other arguably more important fronts. Down Under’s economy was going down the shit creek and the paddle was no where to be found. While most of the nations around the world were busy debating ways to tackle climate change, Mr. Batbot’s climate policy was becoming as old as fossilised coal. According to the polls with every scared and angry vote, Mr. Batbot was loosing two from the voters who were on the ball. Some of his colleagues knew that Mr. Batbot is loosing the plot but like the nation itself, the politicians of down under take their time to lead change.

Some of those who were arrested in the spectacular raids were getting their charges dropped against them and a year passed without a single successful conviction. There were hardly any more houses to be raided or passports to be cancelled. The world was moving on but this time it was going north, while Mr. Batbot was travelling to Antarctica. The world was moving on from SICKS and starting to talk more about those who were running away from civil war. Lein was struggling to write about the community and my day job started to take more time than answering Lein’s phone calls. Then came the final straw, an image of a dead child washed up at the shores of the ocean. Mr. Batbot could no longer hide behind the image of the warrior he tried so hard to maintain. Even Truth Fail could not ignore the young dead body and none of the stories by Lein appeared that day.

Mr. Batbot did show compassion but the last boat up north had sailed and Mr. Batbot was destined to spend rest of his days in the cold expanse of political wilderness. He was finally abandoned by most of his own men and he was replaced by Mr. Calm Ball, who was always looking for his moment of change. Lein knew his days at Truth fail are numbered and he was smart enough to make alternate arrangements. It took two days and Lein handed his resignation to move on to something else. As for me, being a small part of a large game means, I will get to keep my community role and have time to write blogs.

The Ali Kadri Blog


Ali Kadri is the president of the Islamic Society of Holland Park


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After 14 years, $4.4tn, and hundreds of thousands of deaths - has the so-called war on terror made the world a safer place?

In the Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan exposes the failures of the global military campaign to fight "terrorism".




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Fadilla Abdullah writes, devouring cupcakes is now more rewarding than ever


It was a typical rainy Spring evening, and as soon as I thought it, I knew there was something wrong with that phrase. It shouldn’t be rainy and gloomy because it was Spring, so with nothing else to do but scroll through the Book of Faces (Facebook), a lovely poster caught my eye. An Islamic Relief stall selling cupcakes? Now my day was a brighter one.

I arrive at Underwood Marketplace on Saturday and see before my very eyes balloons, brilliantly painted faces, and cupcakes of all colours, shapes and flavours. Immediately, I am drawn to a sprinkle-covered cupcake, where I find out the cupcakes are for the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis, hence the campaign #CupcakesforSyria.


According to the UN, it is the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and Islamic Relief is on ground, closely monitoring and providing emergency relief in European countries. Also, they are continuing to assist refugees in countries including Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Who knew that purchasing some cute treats could lead to making a huge difference in somebody’s life?

This meant that I could satisfy my sweet cravings and do some good in this blessed month of Dhul-Hijjah. Which reminded me! Qurbaani was also being sold at the stall, the cheapest ever, at a super low $50. With the cuteness of the stress relieving rams and the sincerity of the volunteers, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to donate. But if you missed out on some yummy cupcakes and couldn’t make it to the stall these past couple of weeks, you can donate here.


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If you’ve been skulking around Muslim Twitter lately, or anywhere else that’s on the internet you’ll know of the woman who is currently brining hijab into the present fashion conversation. Her photo has been passed along thousands of times. She stands in a doorway in big round movie star shades with wide legged palazzo pants, a pink overcoat, a checkered hijab, and a look that says yes, I am this gorgeous all the time.

The woman’s name is Maria Hidrissi and she is one of the new poster children for H&M’s new conscious clothing line coming out for the fall fashion season.

Now let’s be honest for a moment here. Things like fashion, trendsetting, and dressing like an adult are way above my pay grade. Seriously, last time I got set up on a date with someone I wore a Little Mermaid shirt and I wasn’t doing it ironically.

But this isn’t about fashion for me. I could give two craps about palazzo pants. As far as I’m concerned this is about media representation and that, my friends, is something I can get behind.

Maria Hidrissi didn’t just model for an ad campaign, she awakened the people. In a simple and quiet way she made others look at a Muslim woman without fear or contempt but with a healthy curiosity. Maria opened a conversation that has always been strained.

Because sometimes, throwing Muslim rage at social issues doesn’t always work. Being super nice doesn’t always work either. But to stand and be noticed, to be accounted for, that’s an example anyone can follow. So we are thankful to Maria Hidrissi for having impeccable taste in clothing and a facial expression that kills. Personally, I hope to see her in more ads for different brands who want to be bold enough to let Muslim women be seen.

And please believe, various clothing brands, that one way or another Muslim women will make themselves seen whether we are invited to the table or not.

Oh also! This just wouldn’t be complete without the mention of how effortlessly creeping sharia is starting to creep even faster. I’m so proud I just might shed a tear. So go forth my little fashionistas to be seen by a world that needs you. May your photos always be fierce and your sharia always creep.

Source: Muslim Girl


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From 1 July 2015, the occupation of Minister of Religion became ineligible for the following:

• The Direct Entry Stream and the Temporary Residence Transition stream of the subclass 186 visa and subclass 187 visas
• The Temporary Work (skilled) subclass 457 visa

A nomination for the occupation of Minister of Religion under subclasses 186 and 457 may instead be made where a religious organisation has entered into a Minister of Religion Industry Labour Agreement.


Religious organisations must meet the requirements as outlined in the Ministers of Religion Industry Labour Agreement.

This includes concessions to standard visa requirements for English language, age, salary, domestic recruitment, training and stakeholder consultation requirements. Previous exemptions under subclass 186 or subclass 187 visas will, however, no longer be available for Ministers of Religion for the age, skill and English language requirements from 1 July 2015.


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Washington (CNN)—Donald Trump came under fire Friday morning for his handling of a question at a town hall about when the U.S. can "get rid" of Muslims, for failing to take issue with that premise and an assertion that President Barack Obama is Muslim.

Trump, who has shaken off several high-profile controversies that would have ended other presidential campaigns, faced an immediate backlash from advocacy groups, and members of his own party distanced themselves from the GOP front-runner. The incident recalls Trump's 2011 quest to challenge Obama on where he was born, which ended with Obama releasing his long-form birth certificate. It also follows a debate performance Wednesday that garnered mixed reviews for the billionaire businessman.

"We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims," an unidentified man who spoke at a question-and-answer town hall event in Rochester, New Hampshire asked the mogul at a rally Thursday night. "You know our current president is one. You know he's not even an American."

A seemingly bewildered Trump interrupted the man, chuckling, "We need this question. This is the first question."

"Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us," the man, wearing a "Trump" T-shirt, continued. "That's my question: When can we get rid of them?"

"We're going to be looking at a lot of different things," Trump replied. "You know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening. We're going to be looking at that and many other things."

The real estate mogul did not correct the questioner about his claims about Obama before moving on to another audience member.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest condemned the remarks Friday, but added "Is anybody really surprised that this happened at a Donald Trump rally?"

The audience members comments and Trump's response were quickly denounced by Democrats. Hillary Clinton, the party's front-runner for president, personally tweeted late Thursday that Trump's remarks were "just plain wrong," and followed up on it Friday morning at a press conference.

"I was appalled," Clinton said bluntly to a question from CNN's Suzanne Malveaux. "Not only was it out of bounds, it was untrue. He should have from the beginning corrected that kind of rhetoric, that level of hatefulness."

Fellow Democratic hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley condemned the remarks.

Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, called the incident a sign of "a lack of moral courage."

"I don't know if Trump is using dog-whistle politics to win support in the polls, or if he genuinely believes the racist things he says. Either way, he showed a complete lack of moral courage in that clip, and he has shown once again that he completely unqualified to be President of the United States."

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz flatly called Trump a racist in a statement.

"GOP front-runner Donald Trump's racism knows no bounds. This is certainly horrendous, but unfortunately unsurprising given what we have seen already. The vile rhetoric coming from the GOP candidates is appalling," Schultz said. "(Republicans) should be ashamed, and all Republican presidential candidates must denounce Trump's comments immediately or will be tacitly agreeing with him."

READ: Chris Christie: I would have said Obama is Christian

After the event, several reporters asked Trump why he didn't challenge the questioner's assertions. Trump did not answer.

But Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, later told CNN that the candidate did not hear the question about Obama being a Muslim.

"All he heard was a question about training camps, which he said we have to look into," Lewandowski said. "The media want to make this an issue about Obama, but it's about him waging a war on Christianity."

Trump announced Friday that he would cancel his trip to South Carolina, citing "a significant business transaction."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that he would not "lecture" Trump on how to respond to comments like that, but said that leaders are responsible for correcting voters on certain issues.

"I'll tell you what I would do and I wouldn't have permitted that if someone brought that up at a town hall meeting of mine. I would have said, 'No, listen. Before we answer let's clear some things up for the rest of the audience.' And I think you have an obligation as a leader to do that," Christie said on NBC's "TODAY" Friday.

Source: CNN


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The Reporting Islam Project at Griffith University is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals for the position of casual research assistant.


The project is tasked with the development and trial of a suite of research-based training and education resources for Australian media practitioners to encourage more mindful reporting of Muslims and the Islamic faith.


Duties might include a range of tasks including event management, writing, multimedia content production, talent sourcing and general research assistance. Applicants will need to demonstrate a deep understanding of Islam and Muslim communities and have extensive media experience and/or have conducted higher degree research in communication and media. Please send your expression of interest in the form of a brief letter of application and attach a short CV to: Abdi Hersi, Project Manager, Reporting Islam Project, Griffith University.

Closing date: October 1, 2015 or until filled


AFIC vacancy in Halal Certification Department

Job description

Successful applicant will have the following:

1. have a degree or diploma In food science or equivalent
2. have intermediate understanding of food safety systems and standards
3. have previous experience in the food or pharmaceutical industry
4. be able to be proficient with Excel and word
5. be willing to travel
6. have the ability to conduct internal and external compliance audits
7. to have good communication skills and organizational skills
8. Proven analytical and problem solving skills
9. The ability to think proactively and independently

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Muslim Link interviewed Ilhan Ibrahim, who, along with her two sisters Hodan Ibrahim and Ayan Ibrahim, have co-founded Qurtuba Publishing House.

7. What have been the lessons learned so far from starting your own publishing house?

Our team has been working tirelessly on developing Qurtuba Publishing House for the past 6 months or so. The most valuable lesson that I have learned so far would be that in order for us as Muslims to witness the change that we wish to see in our communities, we must make a lot of sacrifices along the way. Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a testament to the power of sacrifice and dedication. Whether it was pulling late hours into the night in order to meet editorial deadlines, or balancing personal commitments and work, our team had to sacrifice a lot of our time and energy for the sake of growing an initiative that we hope would someday play a role in shifting the Muslim narrative. Despite the challenges, we’ve pushed through for the sake of Allah (swt) and for the sake of serving our global Muslim community.

I’ve also learned that we all have the potential to influence and shape the Muslim narrative from a biased and narrow perspective to an accurate portrayal of Islam and Muslims, but we may lack the motivation or direction to do so. Everyone is capable of supporting growth in the Muslim community in their own unique way. I truly believe no action with a pure intention is insignificant, despite how small or big it may be. Insha’Allah, we hope Qurtuba Publishing House may also be a source of inspiration for Muslims to find the motivation and passion in themselves to be productive members in our community.


8. What lessons have you learned about working with family members which you would like to share with other entrepreneurs who work with family members?


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 18 September 2015

TOPIC: “Qalb e saleem (a sound heart)”

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar










Friday khutbah (sermon)


DATE: 18 September 2015

TOPIC: "What to do in Sul Hijja"

IMAM: Muhammad Uzair Akbar


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 18 September 2015

TOPIC: "Protecting Yourself From The Devil - Friday Sermon"

IMAM: Sheikh Ali Goder












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Muslim schoolboy arrested for homemade clock invited to White House, NASA, Google amid surge of support

USA: A Muslim schoolboy arrested in Texas after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb has been invited to the White House amid a surge of public support on social media.

President Barack Obama congratulated Ahmed Mohamed, 14, on his skills in a pointed rebuke to school and police officials who defended his arrest amid accusations of Islamophobia.

"Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great," Obama tweeted.

A photo of Mohamed standing in handcuffs while wearing a t-shirt with the US space agency NASA's logo was retweeted thousands of times in a matter of hours and "#IStandWithAhmed" became the top trending hashtag on Twitter.

The son of Sudanese immigrants from from Irving outside Dallas, Mohamed told the Dallas Morning News he hoped to impress teachers by bringing the clock to school on Monday.

"My hobby is to invent stuff," the teen said in a video posted on the paper's website, filmed in his electronics-filled bedroom.

"I made a clock. It was really easy. I wanted to show something small at first... they took it wrong so I was arrested for a hoax bomb."

Mohamed loved robotics club in middle school and was hoping to find something similar at MacArthur High school, but did not get the reaction he hoped for when he showed the clock to his engineering teacher.

"He was like, 'That's really nice,'" Mohamed said. "'I would advise you not to show any other teachers.'"

When the clock's alarm went off in another class, his teacher told him it looked like a bomb and confiscated it. The school called the police and Mohamed was taken away in cuffs amid suspicion he intended to frighten people with the device.

Wired magazine was among those who responded to the incident with a mixture of humor and horror, posting an article entitled "How to Make Your Own Homemade Clock That Isn't a Bomb".

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told Mohamed to "keep building," saying: "I'd love to meet you."

Zuckerberg may have to wait. Along with the invitation to astronomy night at the White House next month, Mohamed also got invitations to drive NASA's Opportunity rover and visit Google.

"Hey Ahmed- we're saving a seat for you at this weekend's Google Science Fair...want to come? Bring your clock!" the online giant tweeted.

Mohamed's family launched a Twitter account Wednesday to thank his supporters using @IStandWithAhmed as his handle.

"Thank you fellow supporters. We can band together to stop this racial inequality and prevent this from happening again," read a tweet that included a photo of the smiling boy in his NASA t-shirt holding two fingers up in the sign of victory.

The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed had been tweeted over 370,000 times, Twitter said.

Police said they have determined that Mohamed had no malicious intent and it was "just a naive set of circumstances."

Irving police chief Larry Bond insisted that Mohamed's ethnicity had nothing to do with the response.

"Our reaction would have been the same either way. That's a very suspicious device," Bond told reporters.

"We live in an age where you can't take things like that to school."

He insisted officers did the right thing when they handcuffed Mohamed and brought him to a juvenile detention centre for questioning. All prisoners are handcuffed for their own safety, Bond said, adding "unfortunately we've had people jump out of cars."

A school district spokeswoman also stood by the establishment's response, telling reporters that any one who saw the homemade clock would understand that "we were doing everything with an abundance of caution."

A photo provided by police to local media showed a flat, rectangular red digital clock face screwed into the dark plush interior of a silver case along with a circuit board and some wires.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the incident an opportunity to "search our own conscious for biases that might be there."

"At least some of Ahmed's teachers failed him," he said, adding that "this has the potential to be a teachable moment."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the heavy-handed response was suspicious given the political climate in Irving, where mayor Beth Van Duyne has claimed that Muslims are plotting to impose Sharia law in America.

"This all raises a red flag for us," said Alia Salem, who directs the council's North Texas chapter.

Source: 9 News


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Pretoria to be lit up with billboards showcasing sublime example of Nabi Muhammad SAW


SOUTH AFRICA: An outdoor advertising agency is erecting billboards on major highways in South Africa as it seeks to educate people on the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.

The initiative dubbed ‘‘Get to know Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him)” is spearhead by Citi Media, an advertising firm based in the capital, Pretoria.

If this project takes off, it will be fisrt of its kind in South Africa if not across Africa and is set to play a key role in spreading da’wah to commuters and motorists who spend lengthy time in traffic jams during peak hours in the morning and evening.

Company director, Imtiaz Adrus, said this campaign was firstly launched on social media as a direct response to correct a movie rendering a bad image about the last and final messenger who is revered by billions worldwide.

“You remember that movie that came out which was depicting a bad image on Prophet Mohammed, obviously not a good one, a lot of hatred with that feeling on the Muslim world towards non-Muslims from people who came up with that movie,’’ said Adrus.

The drive will be launched in Pretoria but will be limited to Gauteng province initially due to funding constraints.

Adrus said this project is a community initiative and called on Muslims to support this cause, which will tell a true story of Islam. He says,

“Initially we need to get money for production which we will cover ……so if anybody wants to contribute towards one creative they can contact Channel Islam or me for contact details,” he told Cii News.

He said he wanted to involve Muslim businesses to have the same message on billboards placed on their web pages.

“For example if you have a cash and carry, if you go on the website which a lot of people do, i want who get on their homepage get to know Prophet Mohammed click on our website to find out more,” said Adrus. “We will create that web page opening to everyone who’s interested.”

The ‘‘Get to Know Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him)” will be rolled out in two phases starting with first phase highlighting notable non-Muslims who spoke glowingly about Prophet Mohammed.

For the first stage, 14 prints which are already in production line will be generated.

The second phase that will comprise 11 prints will feature Prophet Mohammed SAW’s sayings, which act as a guide to Muslim daily life. This campaign which will run for over a year is intended to generate lots of response on Islam and its sublime teachings.

Source: Cii Broadcasting


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Charee Stanley, the Muslim flight attendant who was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol  


Charee Stanley, the Muslim flight attendant who claims she was suspended for refusing to serve customers alcohol, told her story to The View (Joy Behar, PAULA FARIS, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné et Michelle Collins).

Charee said she loved her job as a flight attendant. "I love what I am doing right now and I should be able to do that if I want to."




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Q: Dear Kareema, I’m noticing that my parents aren’t as active as they used to be. This is worrying me because I can see that they have less energy and drive to do things they once loved doing. They are both healthy but seem to have lost their motivation. Any suggestions?

A: Just because they’re getting older, doesn’t mean they have to take it easier or save their strength… especially if they are healthy.

Regular physical activity is very important to the health and abilities of older people.


Studies show that for the most part, when older adults lose their ability to do things on their own, it doesn’t happen just because they’ve aged. It is usually because of their lack of activity / movement.

Inactive people are also more likely to develop heart disease and a whole range of other illnesses and health issues.

Encourage them to get off the couch and get moving.. anything is better than nothing. Do what you have to, even if it means joining them on regular walks or getting them to run little errands for your that you know will get them out and about.

Move it or lose it (muscle strength) – don’t wait for tomorrow, start today.




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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!


The CCN Read of the Week

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

Then simply email the title and author to


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

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

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

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KB says: Here's a novel way to serve jelly. Make them to go with a fruit platter at a BBQ. You can cut them in wedges and serve them at birthday parties. And it will also make a great school holiday treat. 

Jelly in Oranges


• 8 medium oranges (at least)
• 2 or 3 boxes of jelly (different flavours)


1. Make up the jelly according to the packet instructions and set aside for 20 minutes to cool
2. Slice the fruit cleanly in half lengthwise (through the axis).
3. Carefully remove the pulp while keeping the half rind fully intact.
4. Ensure that the rinds are dry (you can use paper towels to blot them).
5. Set each half rind upright in a muffin pan so you can fill it with the Jelly.
6. Fill up as high as you can.
7. Carefully transfer to the fridge and let set for about three hours.
8. When the jelly is set, place the fruit open-side down on a cutting board, hold it's shape with one hand and carefully slice in half lengthwise again to form quarters.
9. Be careful not to smash the fruit as you'll want to keep the jelly intact (you may use a serrated knife).
10. Ready to serve!

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Send in your favourite recipe to me at and be my "guest chef" for the week.

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Jallaludin came home and found his wife in the kitchen.


He asked his wife: "Who amongst your four children is your favourite?"


His wife answered: "I love them all, from the youngest to the eldest."


Jallaludin said to her: "How does your heart manage to love all four children?"


His wife said: "That's from the Almighty, the mother's heart accommodates love for all her children."


Jallaludin smiled and said: "Now I hope you can understand that a man can have a heart that accommodates love for four wives...."


Jallaludin is still recovering in hospital.


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He that does good shall have ten times as much to his credit: he that does evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil: no wrong shall be done to (any of) them.

 ~ Surah Al-An'am 6:160


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Blame yourself for expecting too much from them.  .

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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

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association


Celebrating Muslim cultures

AYIA Foundation


Slackscreek Mosque

Mosque and Community Centre

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