Sunday, 9 October 2016


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Bald Hills Mosque Open Day: Sunday 2 October




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Report by Muna Ibrahim



The Islamic Womens Association together with the Islamic Council of Qld were proud to host Br. Ahmed Fakhri Hamzah and Sr. Jamilah Samian (facilitators of the Muslim Parenting Toolbox Workshop and from ©Cool Mum Super Dad) held on Saturday and Sunday, 1st & 2nd October.

The Muslim Parenting Toolbox workshop tour in Australia was initiated by Dr. Nada Ibrahim from the Centre for Islamic thought & Education, University of South Australia as part of her work in “Building healthy family relationships”. Building healthy family relationships is a preventative measure in addressing domestic and family violence within the Muslim community.

The two day workshop took the participants on a journey covering a few modules including first of all “Strong Marriage Better Parents” which was a critical module that worked through how the state of marriage impacts on the success and effectiveness of parents. The beautiful aspect of the workshop was intertwining what the Quran says and what the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) did.

We looked at fathers and mothers in the Quran and what each can give, 5 stages of marriage, how to give attention, why do words matter, the power of words, parenting styles, single parents, nurturing children as gifts, special needs children, raising a digital generation, raising children as leaders, motivating teens, some of biggest mistakes of parents, getting from sibling rivalry to harmony and making change happen ending with some case studies to work through as groups.

There were some very practical and doable tips at the end of each module in building a strong marriage and effective parenting.

Overall, it was an excellent program with some participants wanting another one to be organised. The facilitators were very skilled and knowledgeable with very real experiences to share.

We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped in any way. May Allah reward you for all your efforts. Ameen


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Report by Muna Ibrahim




Following up from the 2015-2016 consultations with Muslim women and service providers, IWAQ Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) Coordinators organised a Community Connexions Day Expo held at the IWAQ hall on Wednesday, 5th October.

The idea behind the expo was to promote the range of services that service providers/ organisations provide in order to enhance access of Muslim women to mainstream agencies, while also assisting mainstream agencies identify strategies to effectively engage Muslim women.

The event was well attended and received both by the service providers and Muslim community. Services included: Department of Human Services, IWAQ Settlement Service, Legal Aid, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, MDA, ACCESS, Compass Housing, Logan City Council, Sakina, Immigrant Women’s Support Service, Relationships Australia, Metro South Queensland Health, ReConnect.

We would like to thank all participants (service providers and community members) and all those who contributed in any way to the success of the event. Special thank you to the IWAQ Settlement Officers, Sohair Elbaghir and Beengul Ali for their contributions.

Future Community Connexion Day Expos are planned for Gold Coast, Toowoomba and North-side.


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Source: QUEST


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McGuire and Aly

Waleed Aly’s relentless work schedule and large media profile make him the Eddie McGuire of current-day television, according to expert media industry analysis.

Aly has spent the past fortnight filling in for Jon Faine on Melbourne’s ABC 774 radio morning show, before co-hosting The Project in the evening.

The 38-year-old also writes a semi-regular opinion column for Fairfax Media, has a weekly Radio National podcast and lectures in politics at Monash University. This is in addition to his irregular appearances on ABC sports panel show Offsiders.

He is also a devoted supporter of the Richmond Tigers and Melbourne Storm, plays in a band and has a young family.

Media Stable managing director Nic Hayes told The New Daily that this juggling of roles is proof Aly is one-of-a-kind when it comes to broadcast media-skill and exposure in Australia.

“Waleed is one of Australia’s most recognised media talents in the country,” Mr Hayes said.

“He is to media what Eddie McGuire was over a decade ago. Only he is dealing with far more important conversations around society and humanity than a football broadcaster.

“If Waleed wanted to call the Melbourne Cup he could. There really isn’t anything stopping this man from doing anything that he wants to do in media.”

However, Mr Hayes said part of Aly’s appeal is his that he remains “true to his own brand”.

“I am not sure you will ever see Waleed hosting Family Feud. Although he could if he wanted to.”

The New Daily


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An engaging conversation between a Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam, "Out of Context" is a 14 part Interview series answers pressing questions about Islam and gives valuable insight into the spirit of the faith.

In Part 2 of the interview with Dallas-based Pastor Mike Baughman, Imam Omar Suleiman tears down some of the most popular misconceptions about Islam, the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Is the Quran inherently violent? Does the Quran contradict itself? Does Islam advocate Holy Wars through jihad? Is Islam anti-Semitic?

Suleiman says that statistically, the Quran is no more violent as a scripture than the Old and New Testaments, noting that any scripture taken out of context can be made to appear violent. He explains that if you study the Quran chronologically, you will learn the real meaning of jihad, refuting that there is such a thing as Holy War in Islam. In the early period of revelation, when the Muslims were a persecuted minority in Mecca, the believers were urged to "respond to that which is evil with that which is better“, laying emphasis on the concept of jihad as a personal spiritual struggle against the lower self. Muslims were never commanded to take up arms except later on to struggle against oppression and to defend themselves.

When the Muslims were in a position of power in Medina, Prophet Muhammad acted as both a messenger and a statesman, drafting what became known as the Medina Charter, possibly the earliest example of a state constitution in history. This nuanced, accepting and tolerant charter emphasized the Quranic concept of “there is no compulsion in religion”, which is a seminal verse that was revealed in Medina when the Muslims had absolute authority but coexisted peacefully with an often hostile Jewish minority, establishing their rights and reinforcing alliances with many of their tribes. This proves that Islam is by no means historically anti-Semitic, especially since the Prophet himself had financial dealings with Jews. Historically-speaking, under Ottoman rule the Jews thrived and even allied with Muslims against the Crusades. 




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HOUSE FOR RENT: ONLY $495 p/week 


Conveniently Located a short walk from Underwood Market Place is this Executive 3 bedroom + study (can be used as 4th bedroom) home which is

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Features 2 Large Lounges, Internal Iaundry, Double Lock-up Garage with built-in storage cupboard. 3 Large Bedrooms all fitted with built in robes and brand new Fans with lights and remote controls. Master Bedroom has large WIR and AC as well as Fan with light and remote control. Upstairs lounge and family area also fitted with Fan with light and remote control and an AC. There are 2 Timber Decked Balconies upstairs and downstairs offering beautiful views to the parklands and stream across the road. Perfect for the coming summer months as the breeze is just beautiful on the decks. Plenty of storage space throughout the home. Kitchen is fitted with cooktop (gas) oven and dishwasher. 


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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs



When Imams Become Celebrities – Are We Blindly Following Religious Leaders?

Lately, we’ve noticed a strange trend happening in local Muslim communities everywhere in the world. It seems like young people have the tendency to transform their imams to some kind of pop culture celebrities. Or are today’s structures creating this too easily?

First of all, let us explain what we mean. In many Western countries, religious leaders fit into some kind of bureaucratic organization structure, with the local mosque being the organization. They are mostly appointed by someone else, in a higher position, and not really by the people that go to these mosques for prayer or religious advice. Because of this hierarchy, Islam in the West is becoming more and more like the Catholic Church, with different levels of power and positions that can be assigned. Of course, an imam’s popularity is one of the reasons why he’s chosen. How good is he at selling his point of views? How many people follow him already? Is he a smooth talker? How many more people can he get to the mosque?

With today’s digital communication means, it is very easy for a local imam to become a celebrity, with online videos, preaches and great social media campaigns. And of course, simple fandom or popularizing someone’s religious opinions is not the end of the world. What can become a problem, is that this can create a process where religious leaders are no longer questioned, but simply followed.

The whole “practice what you preach” statement has changed into “don’t look at my behavior, look at what I’m saying”. But where are the limits for this? When for example, you see a religious leader harassing or sexually intimidating young girls online, can you still take this person seriously when their preaching on Friday about morals and good behavior from men towards women? When you see clear evidence of committing fraud, or stealing money from the people who go to the mosque, can you still watch their videos about honesty and transparency?

If as a young Muslim, you see certain strange practices by religious leaders, you are no longer in a position to question their behavior. You’re afraid that you will become hated and bullied by their hundreds of thousands followers on Facebook. You don’t want to be known as the person who trashed someone’s reputation, of course. And there are simply no ways to address this in today’s structures. If you take it to the mosque, they will protect their “staff” and you have achieved nothing. This is the exact same thing that happens in the Catholic Church: We have fallen into a structure where being a religious leader creates a form of immunity and no one can take your position away.

As young Muslims in the West, isn’t it time to create a new attitude to deal with these matters? Religious leaders are supposed to set an example and Muslims should not be afraid to criticize or question certain behavior, practices or things that they’re saying. Imams are not supposed to be Hollywood actors: We can’t witness scandals, ignore them and go watch their next movie. They are not supposed to sell their religion in order to sell themselves and make a career of educating others. We need to be able to trust the people who are educating our generation on a religious and spiritual level.

And for the record, we’re not saying every Muslim needs to start commenting with hateful messages on the Facebook profiles of imams or something like this. But we must be able to question this (almost political) system that has developed in our society, where people who stand high can do all the saying, judging, and decision-making, and where Muslims are supposed to follow in silence. Critical thinking is important, always and everywhere, and definitely when it comes to the people that carry the spiritual future of our next generation in their hands.  


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Women are hardworking, resilient and marvellous multi-taskers! These women have shown that Pakistani women are especially exceptional because of all that we have to overcome and yet we are able to not only become leaders in our fields but also pioneer into uncharted territories. All over the world, and beyond.


Read on about these super Pakistani women gathering respect and accolades the world over:

21. Riffat Hassan

Riffat Hassan is a Pakistani-American theologian and a leading Islamic feminist scholar of the Quran. She also wrote the eleventh chapter of Transforming the Faiths of our Fathers: Women who Changed American Religion (2004), edited by Ann Braude. She has taught at schools including Oklahoma State University and Harvard University, and is currently a professor of Religious Studies at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.




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Muslims on what it's like to live in Australia


Continued from last week's CCN


Report by Beau Donelly


A Muslim mother in Sydney fears her grandchildren will end up in a concentration camp. A Victorian father won't tell his football team he is Muslim so he doesn't have to explain himself. To be Muslim is to be judged for everything you do, says a Brisbane woman. An international student living in Melbourne says she feels segregated in class.

What is it to be Muslim in Australia today?


Fairfax Media asked readers who are Muslim to speak of their experiences and how they explain extremism and Islamophobia to their children. Dozens of people responded.


CCN publishes one response each week:


"I have to hide my beliefs"


Leila Hassan, Sydney, Egyptian

It has never been easy living as a Muslim in Australia, but now I feel like I have to conceal my religious beliefs so that I am not discriminated against. It's unsettling to hear anti-Islamic sentiments coming from the mouths of people I thought were intelligent – some of them my own family and friends. I am constantly hearing people's Islamophobic opinions. Even at family gatherings. I'll check my Facebook feed and see that friends have liked "ban the burqa" memes or anti-halal pages. I've had cans and bottles thrown at me while dining at an outdoor cafe with women wearing hijabs. The thugs drove past twice and yelled, "Go back to Lebanon, ya tea towel heads." Even though we felt scared, we had to laugh because none of us were from Lebanon. I believe that it has become acceptable to be openly anti-Islam. It's disappointing to watch people I know believe everything they see and hear without bothering to do any research on their own. Even when I present them with all the facts, they still hold on to that fear and hatred. It's hard to unlearn.


Source: Brisbane Times


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Guided2Islam | Ryan Boswood




A former Catholic from Queensland, Australia who found Islam through the good character of his students.



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To know the future just look to the past


24 of the Most Influential Black Muslims in History


20. Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (Aug. 12, 1844 – June 22, 1885)

Muhammad Ahmad was a Sudanese reformist, mystic, revolutionary and anti-colonial leader who led a major rebellion against the Turco-Egyptian and British forces in Sudan and managed to establish a large state in most of the country. The success of his rebellion made him one of the most renowned anti-colonial leaders of the 19th century.

Elijah Muhammad (Oct. 7, 1897 – Feb. 25, 1975)


Source: Atlantic BlackStar


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 7 October 2016

TOPIC"Resolution of the New Year"

IMAM: Uzair Akbar


Play the recording  




Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 7 October 2016

TOPIC"Hereafter Series" Lecture One

IMAM: Akram Buksh








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 7 October 2016

TOPIC"The evils of backbiting"
IMAM: Imam Bilal Ismaeel

Visiting Scholar - South Africa








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 7 October 2016

TOPIC"The crying of prophet Yahya"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar 








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 7 October 2016

TOPIC"10th Day of Muharram"

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali 






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 Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty


Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb

EGYPT: The chief cleric of Cairo’s prestigious mosque and university, H.E. Professor Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar al Sharif, has decried the present-day “civilizational crisis” of poverty and insecurity and called for interreligious collaboration to address it.

Dr al-Tayyeb in his lecture on “The Responsibility of Religious Leaders in Building World Peace” urged Christians and Muslims “to follow our path as believers from the different parts of the world, in order to realize humanity’s hope to overcome the uncivilized obstacles that could bring us back to the era of darkness, ignorance and the law of the jungle.”

Al-Tayyeb’s lecture followed the two-day dialogue and planning sessions of the Muslim Council of Elders with a delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva. It took place during 70th anniversary celebrations at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland, on 1 October.

The Grand Imam’s visit, which he and the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, called “historic and unprecedented,” came two months after a jointly organized youth seminar in Al-Azhar.  

World Council of Churches

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 Man murders care worker wife after claiming looking after men 'is not halal'


Nasreen Khan was stabbed to death at her home in greater Manchester by her 'controlling', 'selfish', and 'merciless' husband Imran


Imran Khan, 38, has been sentenced to life in prison

UK: A court has jailed a man for life after he murdered his wife when she refused to stop looking after men in her job as a care worker.

Judge Patrick Field QC told Imran Khan, from greater Manchester, he was a “selfish and controlling man” who held “medieval” attitudes towards women.

The 38-year-old, who described himself as a devout Muslim, sent his wife, Nasreen Khan, also 38, a barrage of text messages that claimed she was disobeying Islam.

He told her: “If you go to men's houses and lie to me I get angry. If you play games I get angry.”

Later the same day he stabbed Ms Khan, a mother of three, to death with a kitchen knife while five children were in the house.

Mr Field described the killing on 18 April at the family's home in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, as a “merciless attack”.

He told Khan: “Behind the traditional line taken in your texts, appeared to lurk an element of jealousy of your wife's independence of mind and a resentment of her defiance of your orders.

“She was a devoted mother. She worked hard to support her family and she was good at that job.

“Unless anyone should think there was a cultural clash, let it be said the evidence shows your parents and sister were entirely supportive of Nasreen's choice.”  


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 Morocco boycotts Umrah trips until Saudi abolishes new fees



MOROCCO: The National Federation of Travel Agencies of Morocco (FNAVM) yesterday decided to boycott Umrah trips following a Saudi decision to impose a fee of 2,000 riyals ($533) on any pilgrim travelling to the kingdom to perform the religious rite.

Moroccan travel agencies also agreed to boycott all Hajj and Umrah exhibitions in Saudi and to contact Saudi authorities to work on abolishing the new fees to help Muslims perform Umrah and not to add hurdles in their path.

The Egyptian Travel Agents Association (ETAA) has also decided to boycott all Hajj and Umrah exhibitions and to form committees in cooperation with the foreign ministry to travel to Saudi Arabia and persuade the Ministry of Hajj to overturn the decision.

A number of Egyptian tourism companies’ owners called for boycotting Umrah trips, while EETA officials said they would wait until contact had been made with the Saudi authorities.

Middle East Monitor


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The CCN Book-of-the-Week


The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan


 J. Kael Weston


A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict, The Mirror Test asks that we as a nation look in the mirror and address hard questions about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the State Department. The U.S. government sent him to some of the most dangerous frontline locations. Upon his return home, traveling the country to pay respect to the killed and wounded, he asked himself: How and when will these wars end? How will they be remembered and memorialized? What lessons can we learn from them? Questions with no quick answers, but perhaps ones that might lead to a shared reckoning worthy of the sacrifices of those, troops and civilians alike, whose lives have been changed by more than a decade and a half of war.


With a novelist's eye, Weston takes us from Twenty Nine Palms in California to Fallujah in Iraq, Khost to Helmand in Afghanistan, Maryland to Colorado, Wyoming to New York City, as well as to out-of-the-way places in Iowa and Texas.


We meet generals, corporals and captains, senators and ambassadors, NATO allies, Iraqi truck drivers, city councils, imams and mullahs, Afghan schoolteachers, madrassa and college students, former Taliban fighters and ex-Guantanamo Prison detainees, a torture victim, SEAL and Delta Force teams, and many Marines. The overall frame for the book, from which the title is taken, centers on soldiers who have received a grievous wound to the face. There is a moment during their recovery when they must look upon their reconstructed appearance for the first time.


This is known as "the mirror test." Here, like grains of sand, Weston gathers these voices and stories--Iraqi, Afghan, and American--and polishes them into a sheet of glass, one he offers to us as a national mirror. What Neil Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie did for Vietnam, The Mirror Test does for Iraq and Afghanistan.


An unflinching and deep examination of the interplay between warfare and diplomacy, it is an essential book--a crucial look at America now, how it is viewed in the world, and how the nation views itself.


"One who does not read is no better than one who cannot 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

CCN's Bookshelf

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
A Fine Balance
The Leadership of Muhammad
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, Updated Edition, With a New Preface
The God of Small Things
The Kite Runner
The Punishment of Gaza
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children
The Da Vinci Code
The Power of One
Muslim Women and Sports in the Malay World: The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
The Road to Mecca
Long Walk to Freedom
Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta

CCN's favourite books »


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KB says: This recipe is a combination of the traditional bread pudding and crème caramel and really easy to make. To make it a little different, you could add a ¼ tsp of mixed spice or cinnamon.

Bread Pudding


Combine the following:

4 Slices Bread (crusts removed)
2 eggs
¾ tin condensed milk
1 liter Milk
½ cup desiccated coconut

2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Water

Pour over milk mixture

Bake in a greased pan or ring tin for approx. 30 to 35 mins on 180 degrees.

Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?


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


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Get your body summer-ready

Summer bodies are made in spring, so get out there and get active!

Don’t wait for tomorrow, your time is now.

Work on flexibility, work on muscle tone. Think dumbells, think strength training, think body-weight resistance.

Using great little tools like the medicine ball or kettle bell could be a game-changer when it comes to toning arms and abs.

Be creative and keep challenging yourself.

You may not always like working out, but you will love the results.

So stop thinking and get started… N-JO





My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

Send your question to Kareema at

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


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Jallaludin gets on an airplane and sits down in the first class section of the plane.


The stewardess rushes over to Jallaludin and tells him he must move to economy because he doesn't have a first class ticket.


Jallaludin replies, "I came here first, and I am staying in first class until we reach Abdu Dhabi."

The stewardess gets the head stewardess who asks Jallaludin to leave.


Jallaludin yet again repeats "I found this seat before anyone else, and I am staying in first class until we reach Abdu Dhabi."


The head stewardess doesn't know what to do at this point because they still have to get the rest of the passengers seated to take off.


Jallaludin is causing problems with the boarding now, so the stewardess gets the co-pilot.


The co-pilot said, "No problem. My friend comes from the same village as this man. I am sure I can handle this."


The co-pilot goes up to Jallaludin and whispers in his ear.


Jallaludin immediately gets up and goes to his seat in the economy section.


The head stewardess looked at the co-pilot in amazement and asks him what he said to get the man to move to his correct seat.


The co-pilot replies, "I told him the first class wasn't going to Abu Dhabi."


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An Ayaat-a-Week






Truly the rising by night is most potent for governing (the soul), and most suitable for (framing) the Word (of Prayer and Praise).
~ Surah Al-Muzzammil 73:6


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"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”


~ Jalaluddin Rumi


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Plan for Dry Week Ahead


Get them before they multiply


Control lawn grub activity


• Check your plants in the early morning for adult grasshoppers. Collect and destroy them or keep in your freezer to use as fishing bait. Once they start multiplying, they will devastate your plants.
• Check for early signs of lawn grub and caterpillar activity. Use a remedy from Bunnings promptly or your lawn will soon thin out and become overtaken by weeds.
• It is likely to be a hot dry week so water more frequently. Now is when you will be happy you mulched your garden. It’s never too late.
• Removing dead flower heads now will bring on a new flush of growth and flowers.
• Mosquitoes are out in record numbers. Check around for stagnant water in containers and other nooks and remove to stop their breeding cycle.
• If you sprayed for weeds last week,, take a look around for stragglers that got away and mop them up.
• Spend time outdoors. Have a cup of tea and watch the birds in your beautiful surroundings.


Send your gardening questions to


You can also contact Ahmed Esat by phone (0404070498) or email ( and visit his blog site.

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Al Kauthar The First Kingdom 8 & 9 OCTOBER  Mahoba's Promise Movie 11 OCTOBER
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The First Kingdom by Sh Bilal Ismail

Al Kauthar Brisbane

Griffith University NATHAN

0438 698 328

8.30am to 5.30pm

11 October


Peace in the AU Context


Newlife Uniting Church

0438 795 304

6pm to 8pm

11 October


Movie & Fund Raiser: Love Marriage in Kabul

Mahboba's Promise

Palace Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace



12 October



Day of Ashura

29 October


Gala Dinner

Eidfest Community Services

Gambaro's Restaurant

0419 025 510

6.30pm for 7pm

29 October



Logan Mosque

Logan Mosque

0406 914 631


30 October


Onsite Fundraiser: Worongary Islamic Centre


2 Alkira Way, WORONGARY

0410 373 399


4 November


An Exhibition of Hope


25 Sperling St, ROCKLEA

0422 585 179


12 December



Birth of the Prophet (pbuh) / Milad un Nabi

17 December


Annual Milad-un-Nabi

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

Logan West Community Centre
Wineglass Dve, Boronia Heights



25 April 2017




12 May 2017




28 May 2017




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26 June 2017




2 September 2017




22 September 2017






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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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Algester Mosque 

Nuria Khataam
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month
Time: After Esha Salaat
Venue: Algester Mosque
Contact: Yahya
Ph: 0403338040



Sisters Support Services -  On going Activities


Tafsir Class – By Umm Bilal. Held every Tuesday at 10am - Kuraby area


Halaqah – By Um Bilal. Held every Thursday & Saturday at 10am

( Saturdays  at Runcorn location)


Arabic classes – Taught by Umm Bilal Wednesdays  1 – 2pm Kuraby Masjid

Tuesdays  1 – 2pm  Kuraby area (after Tafsir Class)


Sisters Support Social Group -  1st Wednesday of every Month  - Kuraby Location


YOUTH GROUP- -   Muslimah Girls Youth Group for 10+ Girls

School Holiday Activites  -   Contact : Aliyah 0438840467

Amir Boys Club for Primary School Boys – MONTHLY & HOLIDAY ACTIVITES

Contact :  Farah 0432026375


We also run a volunteers group to assist Muslim women with food rosters and home visits for sisters who need support or are isolated.  We refer Sisters in need for counselling, accommodation, financial assistance and other relevant services.

To join our volunteer group or for any other details for activates please call the numbers below…

Aliyah :  0438840467                   Khadijah:   0449268375

Farah:    0432026375                   Iman :   0449610386



Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

• Zikr - every Thursday 7pm, families welcome
• Hifz, Quran Reading & Madressa - Wednesday & Friday 4:30 - 6:30pm, brothers, sisters and children
• New Muslims Program - last Thursday of every month, 6:30 - 8:30pm
• Salawat Majlis - first Saturday of every month. Starting at Mughrib, families welcome
• Islamic Studies - one year course, Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 pm, brothers and sisters
• Ilm-e-Deen, Alims Degree Course - Three full-time and part-time nationally accredited courses, brothers

For further information:
Phone 07) 3809 4600



Quran Reading Class For Ladies (Beginners or Advanced)

Every Saturday 2 - 4pm
Lady Teacher



On Going Activities


1. Daily Hadeeth reading From Riyadusaliheen, After Fajar and after esha .
2. After school Madrassah for children Mon-Thu 5pm to 7pm

3. Adult Quran classes (Males) Monday and Tuesday after esha for an hour.
4. Community engagement program every second Saturday of the Month, interstate and overseas speakers, starts after margib, Dinner served after esha, First program begins on the 15 August.

5. Monthly Qiyamulail program every 1st Friday of the month starts after esha.
6. Fortnight Sunday Breakfast program. After Fajar, short Tafseer followed by breakfast.
7. Weekly Tafseer by Imam Uzair after esha followed by dinner. Starts from 26 August.


For all activities, besides Adult Quran, classes sisters and children are welcome.

For further info call the Secretary on 0413669987


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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




Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group



Next Meeting


Time: 7pm
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road Karawatha


Guest speaker - Dr Tim Soutphommasane - Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner.

Light refreshments will be available.




For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at



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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 (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW) (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD) (Islamic College of South Australia, SA) (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA) (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

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)


Islamic Finance  & Investments

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)

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 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

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) -


Slacks Creek Mosque

Mosque and Community Centre

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