EST. 2004


Sunday 20 August 2017 | Issue 0667


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George Brandis slams Pauline Hanson for wearing a burka to Question Time in the Senate


Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ): Pauline Hanson’s burqa stunt proves that burqa is neither a security risk nor confronting

By wearing a burqa to Senate’s question time, Senator Hanson’s may have tried to offend Muslims. But we believe by doing so she has proved that dressing choice of a handful of Muslim women is neither a security threat nor confronting. The speaker clarified that Senator Hanson identified herself before she was allowed into the parliament and senate continued its question time as usual. While only a handful of Muslim women in Australia choose to wear a burqa in Australia, it is part of Islamic tradition. Muslim women who wear a niqab or burqa are allowed to show their faces for security purpose.

We want to thank Senator Hanson for proving that Burqa is not a security risk and it does not disrupt everyday life of any Australian. We also urge her to focus her energy towards creating more job opportunities for young Australians, lowering electricity prices and towards building a brighter future for our nation.

On behalf of Islamic Council of Queensland and Council of Imams Queensland we would also like to thank Senator Brandis and all those senators who support the rights of Muslim women to wear the clothing of their choice. “The response by senator Brandis and the support from other senators reinforced my belief that we live in a tolerant, accepting and a good society” said Ali Kadri, Vice President and Spokesperson of Islamic Council of Queensland.


Senator Sam Dastyari: Pauline Hanson burka. Disgrace.






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The Islamic Council of QLD (ICQ) met with the Council of Imams QLD (CIQ) this week as the first step towards fostering further collaboration between the two organisations.


The ethnic background of the Imams include Australian, Afghani, English, Egyptian, Fijian, Indian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Palestinian, Syrian, South African and Turkish.



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A Trump government report on religious freedom has singled out Pauline Hanson.

Picture: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas.Source:AAP

The Trump administration has listed Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party as a threat to religious freedom in a new report released in Washington.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the annual assessment of religious persecution and intolerance on Wednesday, using a chapter on Australia to highlight Senator Hanson's 2016 maiden speech to the Senate in which she claimed the country was "in danger of being swamped by Muslims".

One Nation has repeatedly praised Mr Trump's policies on trade and immigration, with Senator Hanson and Queensland colleague Malcolm Roberts drinking champagne to celebrate his win over Democrat Hillary Clinton outside Parliament House after last year's presidential election.

The report says the party's four senators were elected on the back of a "platform which included ceasing Muslim immigration, holding a royal commission on Islam, halting construction of mosques, installing surveillance cameras in mosques, banning wearing of the burqa and niqab in public places, and prohibiting members of parliament from being sworn in under the Quran.

Referring to Senator Hanson's maiden speech citing fears of Muslim immigration, the report notes opposition from the government.

"Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull disagreed with her views and said 'my commitment is to an inclusive multicultural society which is based on mutual respect. The more we respect each other the more secure we become'," the report said.

A spokesman for Senator Hanson disputed the assessment of the report.
Earlier this month, NSW One Nation senator Brian Burston was criticised for a Facebook post listing the rise of a group of Muslim-Australian politicians and asking if voters were "awake yet".

The report lists a range of changes to rights and protections for religious followers in Australia, including moves by the ACT Parliament to make it a crime to vilify someone based on their religion and the Victoria state government's decision to remove religious education from the public school curriculum last year.

Among religiously motivated crimes, the report lists vandalism against Catholic churches and Jewish synagogues, harassment of religious followers and an attack in March 2016 in which three Muslim schoolgirls had their hijabs forcibly removed and were punched and abused by a group of youths in Geelong.

It notes a High Court challenge to the construction of a mosque in the Victorian goldfields city of Bendigo and protests in the Melbourne suburb of Melton in which about 150 members of nationalist groups opposed the construction of a housing development, dubbed a "Muslim housing estate".

"In June Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull became the first sitting prime minister to host an iftar and stated 'the Australian Muslim community is valued and respected – and it is not confined to a narrow security prism – you are an integral part of an Australian family that rests on the essential foundation of mutual respect and understanding'."

The report notes the opening of each session of Parliament is marked by recitation of the Lord's Prayer, a tradition opposed by the Greens and other groups.

Globally, the report said the Islamic State group is among the greatest threats to religious freedoms and is responsible for genocide against religious minorities. It says US allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have failed to uphold some principles of religious freedom.

Source: The Age



RELATED ARTICLE: Trump administration report singles out Pauline Hanson’s rhetoric on Muslims



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Ms Sukkar says being the first police officer to wear a hijab is her 'greatest achievement'

Victoria's first policewoman to be wear a hijab on duty has revealed the challenges she faces being a Muslim on the frontline amid the heightened threat of terrorism.

Maha Sukkar made history in November 2004 as the first Victorian police officer to be allowed to wear a traditional Muslim head-covering with her uniform.

Almost 13 years after graduating from the police academy, the 42-year-old senior constable says there are still challenges being a minority in the force.

'I see challenges, in this day in age, is when we have to keep explaining to people who we are, what we do,' she said in a video for the Islamic Council of Victoria.

But the Victoria Police Force's Multicultural Liaison Officer said this was an opportunity.

'Sometimes I see it as something good because it's better to explain your side of the view, although some other people misunderstand it,' she said.

The Lebanese-born police officer, based in Melbourne, said this was especially so during an era of Australia being on a heightened terror alert.

'You should always tell people how you think about certain things, especially the challenges we face in the current climate,' she said.

The former graphic designer from Beirut moved to Australia in 2000 and has been a senior constable since November 2008 - four years after graduating from the Victoria Police Academy.

Her 80-second video begins with the policewoman saying she enjoys helping people.

The law enforcer, who grew up during the Lebanese civil war, praised Victoria for embracing her as a 'Muslim police officer and as a human being'.

'My greatest achievement is joining Victoria Police, being the first woman to wear a hijab in a police service, whether that's in Victoria or all over Australia,' she said.

The Daily Mail UK



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Self-described “Australia’s most hated Muslim” Yassmin Abdel-Magied says on the eve of leaving Australia that the country has ‘betrayed’

‘Australia has betrayed me’: Yassmin Abdel-Magied speaks out before fleeing country for new life in London

She became a Muslim youth activist while still a schoolgirl at John Paul Christian College, and was Young Muslim of the Year in 2007.

In 2015, she became Queensland Young Australian of the Year.

Abdel-Magied’s self-described status as “Australia’s most publicly hated Muslim” began after she engaged in a fiery debate with Senator Jackie Lambie on the ABC’s Q&A in February.

A member of the Q&A audience asked if it was time to define new rules about migration and Muslims.

Senator Lambie said that anyone who supported sharia law should be deported from Australia.

Abdel-Magied interjected by saying she was frustrated by people who spoke about Islam without knowing anything about it”.

She also said Islam was “the most feminist religion”. The comment caused a storm of social media.

Then on Anzac Day, Abdel-Magied posted on Facebook “Lest. We. Forget. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine…)”.

She took the post down, but the backlash was intense, and not just on Facebook and Twitter.

Senior government politicians including Peter Dutton, Barnaby Joyce, Tony Abbott publicly condemned her.

Calls were made to sack her from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations and for Abdel-Magied to deport herself from the country she had lived in since she was 18 months old.

Abdel-Magied, a trained mechanical engineer who had been crafting a career as a public advocate with appearances on Q&A since 2013, was suddenly unemployed.

She withdrew from public life for several months, and remained quiet on social media.

The ABC cut her role as a presenter on Australia Wide in May and companies cancelled lucrative speaking engagements.

“Before Anzac Day I was knocking back corporate gigs left, right and centre,” she told GW, “but now the only ones that are coming in are from overseas.”


Yassmin Abdel-Magied as a Brisbane schoolgirl when she was made 2007 Young Muslim of the Year.

Abdel-Magied, who has worked on coal seam gas rigs and is accredited in oil drilling, has had a falling out with global energy giant Shell.

After working for Shell, she had hoped to be posted to the company’s new energy division in London.

But following the re-release of her 2016 memoir Yassmin’s Story and a request for leave to pursue ABC filming commitments, the job was no longer available.

In June, Abdel-Magied announced on Facebook that she was moving to London anyway, and that she had been traumatised by “deeply racist” criticism of her.

“Being deemed the face of all that is evil for extended period of time does take its toll,” she posted.

“However, reality is that being a small target has not served me well at all. Choosing not to defend myself and ‘let it blow over’ backfired,” she wrote in another post.

“Because it hasn’t blown over. Staying silent left a vacuum that other voices gleefully filled with hate and vitriol that was deeply racist.”

Abdel-Magied’s departure for London in September won’t mean she will be silent in the future about the last six months in Australia.

She told Fairfax that she may be writing another book, and although she had felt “very isolated, frightened and ... hounded” she was feeling strong about the future, and would return home.

She also revealed that despite the fact she would probably end up marrying a Muslim man, she loves “the Australian male. The more neck tattoos, the more utes ... the more I am into it”.

The Courier Mail



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A free app that locates restaurants and cafes offering halal foods in Australia is now available and taking the country by storm.

Businessman, Aladdin Moukhallalati, created the Halal Advisor app to accommodate the need for the availability of halal food for the growing Muslim population in Australia.

With over 600 000 people who identify as Muslims across the country, Moukhallalati sought to create an app which makes the eating out process simpler, easier and much more enjoyable.

“I am a Muslim and always trying to find halal food to eat when I’m out at work or with friends socialising,” Moukhallalatii says. “Having this app means I don’t have to ring up or walk into a restaurant and ask if there’s anything on the menu I can eat.”

Halal Advisor determines your location and provides you with a list of cafés and restaurants in the vicinity that offer halal food. It includes over 3000 cafes and restaurants that serve halal food, mainly based in Sydney and Melbourne.

The app also informs its users if the restaurant or café is halal certified or if they only provide a certain amount of halal dishes.




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By Andrew Hamilton

As one of only two Muslims playing in the AFL, Gold Coast Suns defender Adam Saad is flying the flag for his religion as well as his sport



Continued from last week's CCN:


Saad was nervous about inviting us lo the mosque. He feared the imposition on his fellow worshippers and was not keen on elevating himself at the one place he can be just another face in the crowd. But those reservations quickly evaporated once we were there. The effect the place has on him is noticeable, as is the peace his religion provides and the bond he shares with fellow Muslims - many of whom have no idea he is one of the most recognisable stars in the AFL He has a prayer area set up in an empty meeting room at the Suns' Carrara base but every chance he gets he heads to the mosque. Friday is a special day for Muslims and the Jumu'ah congregational prayer is a dead heat with game day as his favourite time of the week.

I asked Saad if he had one word to describe himself. Was it Muslim or footballer? "Um. that's a tough one, handsome maybe," he jokes, deftly sidestepping the question. "I'll go with passionate, because I am passionate about everything I do. I am obviously passionate about my footy, but I am also passionate about my religion. I was never disinterested but when I was younger I wasn't as focused. I feel like I have matured as a person and I keep learning every single day; I am a lot better at being really consistent and doing the right things all the time.

"I love Ramadan (the Muslim month of fasting): it is an obligation we have to observe every year. But it is a month l look forward to. It is an opportunity to think about what the less fortunate go through every single day of their lives, when they have no food and no water or shelter. We get to break our fast, and when we do, the first taste of food or the first mouthful of water is a feeling you can't describe."

Ramadan stretched from May 26 to June 24 this year, during which Saad was required to fast during daylight hours. He started each day at 4.30am, ate some toast, cereal, fruit and smoothies while it was still dark, and then rested for a few hours before heading to work. He would leave straight after training and whatever meetings were scheduled to go home for more rest and a couple of hours’ sleep. Once the sun had set and he was able to break his fast, he would return to the club to do his weight training.

This year he produced his most consistent month of football of the three Ramadans he has played through. With the support of his Imam, lmraan Husain, Saad and the Suns engineered a compromise for game day. He ate the same as his teammates and made a financial donation to charity. He is also now making up the fasting days on his days off.

"Trying to fast on game day is close to impossible because I have a responsibility to my team to be able to perform." Saad says. "This year I felt my form held up well. I still lost a bit of weight as you are not always hungry at 4.30 in the morning and it can be hard to eat enough to get you through training. But when I am fasting, I rely on my God to get me through. I feel it makes me mentally stronger."





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Riz Ahmed's Moving Performance of "Sour Times"

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon



In light of Charlottesville, Jimmy invites Riz MC to perform a spoken-word version of his song "Sour Times."







Nguyen rant - court outcome

7 News Sydney




Suong Nguyen has pleaded guilty to intimidation after launching a racist tirade against a couple at Macquarie University. 








Why does Islam allow men to have four wives?

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Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 18 August 2017

TOPIC"The 10 days of Zul-Hijja"  PART 1

IMAM: Uzair Akbar



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 18 August 2017

TOPIC"Preparation for Hajj"

IMAM: Akram Buksh










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 18 August 2017

TOPIC: "Hajj as Reminder of Day of Resurrection"

IMAM: Mossad Issa










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 18 August 2017

TOPIC: "How to get your supplications accepted"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar



Mufti Junaid Akbar spoke about consuming halal and avoiding haram even in a small quantity, he spoke about how the Dua’s (supplications) will not be accepted for 40 days if one consumes haram. He also spoke about the doubtful things, that is, what the prophet said about things that are doubtful.


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 18 August 2017

TOPIC“Great rewards of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah”

IMAM: Hafiz Rashid Ali



Hafiz Rashid Ali at the Oxley/Darra Masjid, he spoke about how Allah gives many moments in time during an year and how another great moment in time is approaching us soon which is the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and the great rewards which Allah gives in these 10 days.




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Dear Editor,

The purpose of my letter is to ensure that a co-ordinated response from Islamic Council of Imams is being drafted to thank Attorney General George Brandis and Senator Doug Cameron for their voice of support over the last week or so. Alternatively, a response on behalf of all Australian Muslims should definitely be considered. Either or both of these options are likely already being considered. Thank you.




Lawyer turned East End head gets 95% of pupils to university 


Top marks: Mouhssin Ismail gave up a six-figure salary at a City law firm to go into teaching and is now head of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form


ENGLAND: A headteacher who gave up his six-figure City lawyer salary for the classroom is on the brink of sending 95 per cent of his pupils to the best universities in Britain.

Mouhssin Ismail left global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright to become a teacher in his old inner city neighbourhood of Newham in 2009.

He is now in charge of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form, where in his first year of results 190 of the 200 east London students have been offered places at Russell Group universities.

Of those, nine have had offers from either Oxford or Cambridge — and one has been given an unconditional offer to study at MIT in the US.

The sixth form college serves one of the poorest areas of the country.

Mr Ismail said: “I am immensely proud of what they have achieved. For many of these students the idea of going to Oxford or Cambridge or Bath, Manchester or Bristol would have been inconceivable two years ago. Now it is within touching distance.” He attributes the sixth form’s success to being able to offer students the same opportunities as they would get at top independent schools.

These include work-experience placements in Abu Dhabi with top law firm White & Case LLP, weekly Oxbridge tutorials with graduates and contacts across many professions.

Mr Ismail said: “We prepare our students the way they would be prepared at top private schools.

“If pupils have on their CV a week-long work experience placement at White & Case, it is inevitably going to make them stand out when applying for jobs.”

He added: “They go to mock interviews and visit Oxbridge colleges.

The 38-year-old London School of Economics graduate said his decision to leave law came on the night he was drafting a £50 million banking and finance deal.

He said: “After a couple of years, I felt unfulfilled. I didn’t think, ‘that’s great, I have just done another £50 million deal,’ I thought, ‘am I making a contribution to society?’”        




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KB says: Pateli. ... an old fashion pudding, a firm favourite with my husband, especially in winter. 


Step 1
1-liter full cream milk
2 tsp full cream milk powder
2 tab. castor sugar
Boil together and leave aside

Step 2
3 eggs
1 tin condensed milk
2 slices bread
1 small tin cream

Step 3
Combine the above and add 2 Tab. desiccated coconut.

Step 4
Drizzle some caramel syrup or golden syrup in an oven proof casserole or ring mould.
Pour the mixture over it. Place the dish in a larger container quarter filled with water.
Place in a pre-heated oven of 180degrees oven, and remove when the pudding is golden on the top.
Best served warm with whipped cream.

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Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column by Princess Lakshman (Sister Iqra )




Princess Lakshman


Writer, Clarity Coach, Founder and Facilitator of Healing Words Therapy - Writing for Wellbeing


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Welcome to my weekly column on Self-Care and Clarity of Mind. If you’re taking time out to read this, pat yourself on the back because you have shown commitment to taking care of your mind and body.

Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic: How to Trust Again

Three decades ago when I started my own journey of learning to trust again, my counsellor asked me to define what trust meant to me. Today, I ask my clients the same question. Take a few moments and reflect on what trust means to you. Often, after a string of naming different emotions and experiences that revolve around the practice of trust, we come to two words that pretty much sums up what trust means to almost all of us - safety and security.

Learning to trust again requires you to firstly identify, acknowledge and understand two things:

• Where do you feel safe and secure?
• With whom do you feel safe and secure?

The process of identifying, acknowledging and understanding these two aspects of your life requires you to be completely honest with yourself.

Remember not to confuse love with trust. Sometimes we may love people, however we may not be comfortable trusting them.

Trust gets damaged when your sense of safety and security is attacked. It may happen in your marriage, at work, in your other relationships with friends and siblings. It may happen with your doctor, dentist, tenant, landlord. Each time you feel unsafe or insecure, that small, calm voice, known as intuition, will caution you to “be careful”.

Following this intuitive voice of caution is crucial to living authentically. However, be mindful that you are not obsessing over it and letting it manifest in you as fear. It is vital to understand that safety and security depend on the choices that you make in your daily life. Where you go and with whom you spend time are as a result of your own choices.

This world would be difficult for us to live in if we stopped trusting each other. If you have experienced a time where your safety and security, in other words, your sense of trust, was damaged, it is vital that you heal from that experience and learn strategies to live from acceptance, forgiveness and faith. When you dwell in those past experiences you begin to live in fear, not faith.

Learn To Trust Again

Try these strategies to help you to accept, forgive and allow yourself to trust again.

1. Know that first and foremost, you need to trust ALLAH. If you feel uneasy, unsafe or insecure, simply ask ALLAH to give you strength to let go of your fears and move on in life fearlessly.
2. Know that trust happens gradually and respectfully. Building a wall around you and shunning people out in the fear that they may hurt you is NOT the answer. Let go and let in...gradually and respectfully. Do not feel compelled to share intimate details about your life with a new friend. Wait for when you feel totally comfortable, safe and secure.
3. Make choices with confidence that only ALLAH is your protector, not people.
4. Be kind to yourself and acknowledge that your past choices are in the past. Right now, this is your present moment and you are mindfully choosing with utmost faith in ALLAH.
5. Listen attentively to the small, calm voice inside you and follow it fearlessly. Your intuition will never lie to you. Your intuition is also always joyful and loving. If you hear negative whispers instead, that is NOT intuition. That is Shaitaan. Recognising intuition requires constant and consistent faith in ALLAH and total abandonment of fear.
6. Observe people without judging. Observe how they treat other people. Trusting people who practise kindness is important. People who display kindness will not gossip about others or use unkind words.
7. Learn to respect confidentiality. For you to trust others, you must also display trustworthiness.

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Conscious Act Of Kindness
If you wish to know about a specific topic with regards to Self-Care and Clarity of Mind, please text or email me or visit If you wish to have a FREE one hour Finding Clarity telephone session, contact me on 0451977786


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Exercise failure puts more than half of Australians at mental and physical risk

This was the headline in one of our newspapers this past week.

It’s time to step up and invest in your health people.


More of us are shying away from exercise, putting ourselves in danger of health risks as we age.

Research shows that more than half of Australians has not exercised in three months.


Doctors are warning that it’s as dangerous to health as smoking.


Depression, stress and anxiety levels are also on the increase.

Do yourself a favour and get moving.


Summer / warmer months are around the corner, so no more excuses… time to move




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Mrs. Jallaludin got so mad at her husband that she packed his bags and told him to get out.


As he walked to the door she yelled, "I hope you die a long, slow, painful death."


He turned around and said, "So, you want me to stay?"





Apolitical Aphorisms

Why pay money to have your family tree traced;

go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.

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An Ayaat-a-Week






Guard yourselves against a Day when no soul will stand in place of another, no intercession will be accepted for it, nor any ransom; nor will they be helped.

 ~ Surah Al-Baqarah 2:48


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"The difference between stupidity and genius


is that genius has its limits."

~ Albert Einstein



I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.

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Events & Functions





The Office of the Member for Stretton (Duncan Pegg MP), 

The Nematollahi Ghadeer Ali Shahi Sufi Order and 

The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University


are proud to present:


"Meditations on Sufism"


An Evening of Traditional Sufi Music and Poetry


When: Tuesday August 22nd 2017 (6:30pm for a 7:00pm start)


Where: Queensland Parliament House, Alice Street, Brisbane


Cost: Gold Coin Donation


Light refreshments will be made available.


RSVP: Please contact Ricky Lashand via email <>


Seating is limited! Secure your place today!



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Nathan Campus, Griffith University

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Who doesn't love a girl’s night in? Or maybe even a girl’s night out! If you've been waiting for that perfect time to get dressed up and let down your hair - literally! We've got you covered! (yes all you gals wearing hijab, this one's for you too). 

UQ Muslimah Society would like to cordially invite you to our first ever WOMENS ONLY Annual Ball - 'Beauty In The East!'

Who needs a prince or a beast to save their day? Lets all be the Wonder Women in all our eastern glamour and western elegance sooo.....

LADIES get ready for a magical night that celebrates women in all of our beauty. Enjoy great company, exotic food and dance the night away in a safe, women’s-only environment. Let’s just forget about assignments, boy drama and responsibilities for this one night, for the chance to be the Belle of the Ball! 

DRESS: Formal ball gowns (all traditional and cultural dresses are welcome!)

NOTE: This is an alcohol free event. All Muslim and non-Muslim women of all backgrounds are welcome. You do not have to be a UQ student to attend event. 


Early Bird Release: Sunday 13th August, 6PM
Members: $50 
Non-Members: $55 

First Release - Wednesday 23rd August, 6PM 
Members- $60 
Non-Members- $65 

FUNDRAISING: A portion of the income from ticket sales and parallel fundraising will be donated to REVI, a group of volunteers helping Syrian refugee families through job opportunities, education and emergency aid in Izmir, Turkey. 

You can find out more about REVI on their website

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Asalaamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatu

We are inviting you to take part an amazing opportunity of building a home in Jannah. Islamic Society of Gladstone Inc. (ISG) started a journey to build the First Masjid in the region of Gladstone Queensland Australia.

18 April 2017 marks a historic occasion when Islamic Society of Gladstone (ISG) was granted the Developmental Application (DA) for the construction of the much needed ‘place of worship for Muslims’ which will be the first purpose built Islamic Centre / Masjid in the whole Gladstone Region.

Having already been purchased the land, ISG hereby appeals to the broader local and international Muslim communities to raise $1,600,000 for the construction stage of the Islamic Centre in Gladstone.

The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said,
“Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him likewise in Paradise” [Bukhârî & Muslim]

May Allah Almighty shower His blessings upon us all in this world and in the hereafter. Ameen.

ISG bank detail is as below:
ANZ bank Account Name: Islamic Society of Gladstone Inc.
BSB Number: 014 580
Account Number: 379 453 433

Jazaak Allaahu Khayran

Mohammad M. Uddin
Islamic Society of Gladstone Inc.
9 William street, Gladstone QLD 4680


More information here


Assalamualaikum. Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten is in need of your help! The Department of Transport who owns the current premises at 2 Rothon Drive, Rochedale South, require the property to create a new busway through the area. We need to find a new location a.s.a.p.

Going back to the beginning…. Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten was the inspiration of a new Muslimah’s concerns that there was no Islamic Kindy where she could send her son to for the most critical years of his life i.e the 1st five years. (As we are all aware of the importance of the foundation phase in the correct upbringing of our children). She noticed this empty Kindergarten building at No. 2 Rothon Drive and in October 2012 the first Islamic Kindy in Brisbane opened it’s doors to a pressing need in the community. From such humble beginnings up till now, we are pleased to say that through the Rahmah and mercy of Allah we have grown to become an established institution serving the needs of the Muslim community.

In October 2016 we were assessed by the Office of Early Childhood Education and Care and Alhamdullilah we were rated as “EXCEEDING THE NATIONAL QUALITY FRAMEWORK”. We meet all government requirements for the National governing body “ACECQA” as well as the Queensland State Government Office of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Our Service Approval currently includes :-
- An Approved Kindergarten Program for children in their final year before school,
- Long Day Care for 3year olds to school age,
- Before School Care
- After School Care
- Vacation Care for School Aged Children
- A Montessori Program across all ages.

We have 24 childcare places per day. Our Kindergarten is set in a beautiful garden setting and it will be sad to see it go. We even have parents coming from the North side and as far as Gold Coast, braving the traffic for up to an hour just to place their child in our Islamic Kindy!
To date we have approached various organisations and individuals and visited buildings for rental but unfortunately have not been successful in securing premises for our new Kindy.

We beseech anyone who can be of any assistance in helping us to find new premises, renovate if required, and relocate by the 31st December 2017 to come forward and assist us in continuing this humble but integral venture for the future of our children in this environment we find ourselves in.

This is an environment where our children will learn about Allah and his beloved Prophet Muhammad S.A.W., recite their duas and surahs, learn about the 5 pillars of Islam, following the Sunnah, the values of Ramadaan and Eid and go to sleep listening to the beautiful recitation of the Quran or Zikr. …….


Update as at July 2017

Work is progressing according to schedule but still short of funds.
Please donate generously for this worthy project and earn Saadaqah Jaariya.



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QPS/Muslim Reference Group Meeting


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7pm to 8.30pm

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Wisdom College

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Annual Mild-un-Nabi

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

Aust. Int. Islamic College, 724 Blunder Road, Durack

3809 4600

3pm to Maghrib



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





Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118


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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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Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group



Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Carindale PCYC – 27 Narracott Street, Carindale

As well as Commissioner Ian Stewart, Mark Ryan MP, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services has indicated he will attend the meeting. This was arranged after issues were raised at the last MRG meeting.
Please note the change in venue for this meeting.
The agenda will be sent closer to the meeting date.

Community Contact Command, who are situated in Police Headquarters, manages the secretariat role of the QPS/Muslim Reference Group meeting.

Please email with any agenda considerations or questions.


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