EST. 2004


Sunday 27 August 2017 | Issue 0668


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CIQ Announcment: Imam Yusuf Peer


Ass Salaamu Alaykum.

The Council of Imams QLD confirm that the Hilal for zil-Hijja was not sighted anywhere in Australia therefore the 1st of Zil-Hijja wil be on Thursday 24th August 2017 and Eid-Ul Adha will be on Saturday 2nd of September 2017.


May Allah Taa'la shower His Mercy, Blessings and Forgiveness on the ummat of Mohammed S.A.W. and may He help the Muslims all over the world.




Mufti of Australia & ANIC confirm day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha (press release)


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed that Tuesday the 22nd of August 2017 is the 30th day of Thul Qidah, therefore Wednesday the 23rd of August marks the First day of Thul Hijjah, which makes The Day of Arafah, Thursday the 31st of August 2017 and the Day of Eid Al-Adha will be Friday the 1st of September 2017.

The Mufti of Australia, his Eminence Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamad and The
Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) take this opportunity to wish all Muslims in Australia and around the world a blessed and Happy Eid Al-Adha and pray to Allah for the acceptance of the Hajj of All Hujaj this year, for their safety and their safe return home to their families and loved ones.

The Mufti of Australia and ANIC also remind all Muslims as starting tomorrow, the 1st of Thul Hijah, that the first ten days of the month of Thul Hijah are from amongst the most sacred and blessed days in the year according to the Hadith of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon him) "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days." (Bukhari).

Our prayers and thoughts are also with those who are suffering and facing atrocities around the world. May Allah bless these days and the day of Eid for you, your family and the entire Muslim community and Ummah.



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Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA


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Haseena Osman (left) with Fatimah and family

Ferhaad Osman (right) with Fatimah and her father

Fatimah was born in war-torn Iraq with Spina Bifida eight years ago.

Her father was tortured until he signed over his business and house to the Iraqi Mafia and told to leave Iraq. They would kill him if he returned to Iraq. He escaped to a Turkish refugee camp with his wife and two young daughters. His parents and brother were killed by the Iraqi Mafia.

Fatimah needed help for her medical condition that was not available in the refugee camp in Turkey. Her mother sold her jewellery and family possessions for the father to bring Fatimah to Australia. Her mother and baby sister had to remain in the refugee camp in Turkey.

They arrived by boat on Christmas Island five years ago. It was a harrowing journey for Fatimah with her medical condition on a cramped boat. A visitor on the Island took pity on this beautiful young disabled girl and bought her a small wheel chair.

Eventually they were sent to settle in Brisbane. The father could not work, as he is Fatimah's full time carer. She is paralysed from the waist down and only has half a kidney situated in her naval area. She is eight years of age but only the size of a three year old. She is a very intelligent child. In other words, she has a mature head on her shoulders. Fatimah has had several operations in the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and is due to have a major spinal operation in November. Children with her condition have a short life span. She misses her mother and is overly dependent on her devoted father who has sacrificed so much to make her life easier for her.

Since being granted a three year protection visa, the father has to provide her nappies and food supplements (she has tubes in her side for food supplements) as well as to meet the cost of rent, food etc. The Muslim Charitable Foundation has helped on several occasions to provide some relief.

Fatimah has earnestly begged her father to take her to see her mother. She does not want him to change her nappies as she is growing up. She wants her mother to care for her personal needs.

Haseena and Ferhaad Osman often offer to help the needy and Janeth Deen brought the case to their attention around the end of Ramadhan. It was then decided to work on a definite plan to fulfil Fatimah's wish to see her mother as a gift for her eight birthday.

A community notice was sent out to raise the funds for the tickets and one-month stay in Turkey for Fatimah and her father. All the paper work and lodgement for tickets, visas, application to return to Australia, etc. had to be lodged. The Osman family took charge of fund raising and Janeth Deen, on behalf of MCF, took charge of applications for visas, tickets and ensuring they could return to Australia as they are still classed as refugees.

The family had to return to Sydney to be interviewed for the visa to Turkey, as they do not have passports, just travel documents. Then the Visa application had to be processed in Turkey as they do not have was fortunate that the Turkish Consul General visited Brisbane and Janeth Deen was at the same function he came for. Janeth asked him to assist with the visas and he kindly helped. Also Janeth was at a function with Steve Biddle from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and she requested him to help with the application for them to return to Australia, which he did. Shyam Das from Target Travel and Tours arranged the tickets for the flights.

Centerlink has stopped all payments to the family until they return and apply again for payments. National Zakat Foundation has agreed to pay the rent on their unit whilst they are in Turkey to ensure they have a place to return to.

On her eight birthday the Osman family brought a home-made ice cream cake, presents and handed the tickets to Fatimah for her and her father to go to Turkey. Janeth was also there to represent MCF. The donation personally given by Osman Rane will cover the expenses for their stay in Turkey.

Janeth (on behalf of MCF) and the Osman Family are so thankful that, through community support, including The Turkish Consul General, Department of Immigration and Border Protection and financial donations from the community, this little disabled girl could have her desire to see her mother fulfilled after a separation of five years.

Fatimah and her father wish to thank all the donors and people involved in making her greatest wish come true. Please make dua for them for a safe journey. Their flight leaves on 25 August and returns on 25 September.



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Traffic outside the Islamic College of Brisbane should ease following roadworks

THE Brisbane City Council has finished road works which aim to reduce notorious traffic congestion outside the Islamic College of Brisbane at Kuraby.

Cr Kim Marx (Runcorn ward) said four significant alterations had been made at the corner of Acacia Rd and Compton Rd.

Cr Marx said a left turn lane for traffic leaving Acacia Rd and entering Compton Rd had been extended.

In addition, two right hand turn lanes had been added at traffic lights for motorists exiting Acacia Rd and turning right into Compton Rd.

Cr Marx said the right hand turn lane on Compton Rd for traffic entering Acacia Rd had also been extended.

She said a change in the timing of the lights for peak period meant more traffic would be able to exit Acacia Rd during morning and afternoon rush hours.

College principal Ray Barrett said he was delighted with the road improvements.

“It has made it a lot safer,’’ Mr Barrett said.

“The time for movement in and out of the school at peak period has decreased.

“The school, parents and the council are working together to make it better for everyone.’’

A pedestrian path leading down Acacia Rd toward the intersection was also constructed.

The intersection has been a trouble spot for motorists entering or exiting Acacia Rd which is a link between Brisbane City and Logan City.

Sergeant Jim Bellas (sic) from the Calamvale police was pleased with the improved traffic roadworks.

Source: Quest Community News



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Duncan Pegg MP, Member for Stretton, hosted an event to create Queensland’s biggest ever Halal Snack Pack (HSP) this week.

Many hungry locals and community leaders joined special guest Mr Jihad Dib, Member for Lakemba, and Duncan Pegg MP, at Fast Food Paradise in Kuraby Square to set a Queensland record.

Member for Stretton Duncan Pegg, said that the community came together to create the massive 8.5 meter long layer of chips, cheese, meat, and sauce, topped off with some healthy salad.

Mr Pegg said, “The HSP is a uniquely Australian creation that started off in Sydney but has been taken to the next level by passionate Queenslanders.”

“Not only was our HSP the biggest ever in Queensland History, it was also very tasty,” he said.

“The HSP is a great example of food bringing people of different backgrounds together,” he said.

“This event was only possible with the help of our special guest Jihad Dib, Member for Lakemba. Lakemba is the most multicultural electorate in NSW, so it is great to have Jihad visit Stretton, which is the most multicultural electorate in Qld,” he said.

“I would also like to thank Mr Khan the owner of Fast Food Paradise and his staff for putting on such a great tasting HSP.”

Jihad Dib said, “It was great to support my good friend Duncan Pegg. Like me, he is a passionate supporter of multiculturalism. It was great to be part of making Queensland history.”


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Sultana Deen explains the features of the Holland Park Mosque

The inside of the Queensland Muslim Museum

A bus load of visitors from the Mt Gravatt Men's shed and their wives undertook a tour of Mt Gravatt places of historical value. Part of their tour was a visit to the Holland Park Mosque and the Queensland Muslim Museum.

Sultana Deen gave them an insight into the features of the Mosque and a talk about the religion. Arif Khan called the Azan and Qari Faizan led the Namaz whilst they were there.

Janeth Deen showed them through the museum and answered questions that were posed. They remarked about the importance of recording the history and were very grateful for the insight into the religion and the tour of the place.



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The 4-week CoderDojo programme conducted by Crescents of Brisbane ended on Saturday at the Australian International Islamic School with a new group of COBCODERS armed with beginner programming skills.



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Matthew Killoran & Michael Madigan, The Courier-Mail



OVER half of Australians support banning the burqa in public places, according to a new poll – sparking Senator Pauline Hanson to call for the question to be added to national postal plebiscite.

Senator Hanson said the poll results reflected how Australians felt about the garb, while conservative crossbencher Senator Cory Bernardi said an “abject cowardice” among politicians prevented them from taking action despite public support.

But Islamic Council of Queensland spokesman Ali Kadri said only a small number of Muslim women wore face-covering and they were not a threat to anyone.

It comes as the One Nation annual general meeting revealed the party was struggling to find enough candidates to field for the state’s 93 seats.

Ms Hanson told the AGM, which was marred by protests last night outside the venue, the party had 53 high-calibre candidates but there was room for more.

About 30 people entered Rydges Hotel, South Brisbane where party delegates are currently staying, shouting anti-One Nation messages and disrupting staff just after 5pm.

A Sky News/ReachTEL poll released yesterday, which surveyed 2832 people, found 44 per cent of people strongly supported banning the burqa in public places, while a further 13 per cent supported it.

This compared to 19 per cent of people who strongly opposed a ban, 12 per cent opposed, while the rest were undecided.

After controversially wearing a burqa to the Senate last week as she called for a ban, Senator Hanson said the results reflected what Australians were telling her.

“Perhaps while the Government are conducting their plebiscite on same sex marriage, we include the question as to whether Australians want to ban all full face coverings in government buildings and public spaces,” she said.

Senator Bernardi said he first called for a ban in 2009 and the idea was popular then.

“There is an abject cowardice among politicians to do the things that are necessary to maintain our social and cultural cohesion,” he said.

Mr Kadri said the burqa and niqab were a choice made by a small number of Muslim women and accused Senator Hanson of projecting her intolerance of those who were different.

“I think people who are afraid of burqa or find it confronting know very little about women who wear it,” he said.

Labor senator Murray Watt said Australia had a proud history of respecting all cultures and religions.

Meanwhile, Senator Hanson told the AGM that Rockhampton and Mackay were key regional seats the party wanted to fill.

“There are still seats we would like to stand candidates in, so if you know of anyone who wishes to be a candidate please contact the office,” she said.

Queensland One Nation leader Steve Dickson said the party would scrap the Cross River Rail in favour of dams, coal fired power stations and roads.

The Courier Mail



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A true story. Unfortunately. 

Co-written by actor, writer and comedian Osamah Sami (Saved, TV’s Jack Irish) and Andrew Knight (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), is based on a true story from Sami’s life.

After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. The film features a diverse and vibrant Australian cast including Don Hany (TV’s Offspring), Robert Rabiah (TV’s Tomorrow, When the War Began), Ryan Corr (Holding the Man) and newcomer Helana Sawires. 

ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia.


Showing in Brisbane (Event and Palace Cinemas) from 31 August.



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A satirical song about politician Pauline Hanson recorded by siblings Caleb and Annabel Ziegeler has gone viral.

More than 35,000 people have viewed the video since it was posted on Facebook on Friday and has been shared almost 600 times.
A satirical song about politician Pauline Hanson recorded by siblings Caleb and Annabel Ziegeler has gone viral.

More than 35,000 people have viewed the video since it was posted on Facebook on Friday and has been shared almost 600 times.

Caleb said he first came up with the idea to record a satirical song about Senator Hanson set to the Dolly Parton hit Jolene late last year when the politician visited the Great Barrier Reef.

"Pauline went and visited the reef and said that it was perfectly healthy, because she visited a healthy spot on the reef," he said.

When Senator Hanson walked into Federal Parliament last Thursday wearing a burqa, Caleb decided it was time to record the song and spent a little over an hour on Friday writing the lyrics.

They include pleading with the senator to leave politics and "please go back to cooking fish and chips".

He said he didn't expect it to get such a large reaction. "It's gone crazy a little bit," he said.

Caleb said the reaction to the clip had been mostly positive with just a few negative comments. "Everyone else has found the humour in it," he said.

The Brisbane Times



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The next terrorist attack will "be on your head, Pauline", Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has told Pauline Hanson after the One Nation's burqa stunt on the floor of the Senate.

In an early-morning clash on television, Senator Hanson-Young told her political polar-opposite that Senator Hanson's wearing a burqa in Parliament last week contradicted the advice of security agencies who say the Muslim community is a vital ally in the fight against terrorism and marginalising it is unhelpful.

"You're doing ISIS's work for them. It is extremely dangerous. You're putting the entire country at risk," Senator Hanson-Young said on Channel Seven's Sunrise program.

She ended the fiery exchange by saying: "The next attack in Australia will be on your head, Pauline."

Senator Hanson, who is calling for a ban on full face-coverings in public places on grounds of social cohesion and public safety, said it was "a security risk" and should not be allowed into the Senate.

She said it underscored her point that she had not been visually identified by security before entering the chamber, though Senate President Stephen Parry said on Thursday she had been identified by another senator.

Senator Hanson-Young shot back: "Everyone knew it was you being a goose. Everyone knew it was you putting the country in danger and having a stupid stunt."

ASIO head Duncan Lewis said on Friday during a press conference – without commenting directly on Senator Hanson's stunt – that "our relationship with the Islamic and Muslim community here in Australia is absolutely critical … central to our business".

Senator Hanson made a number of incorrect claims about other countries banning the burqa.

"Why have we got Islamic countries around the world that are actually banning the burqa? Tunisia, Turkey, Congo. These are Islamic countries – Malaysia – they've banned the burqa for national security."

The Republic of Congo in west Africa banned the burqa in public places in 2015 but is not a majority Muslim country with just 1.6 per cent of the country practising the religion, according to the CIA Factbook.

Turkey has in the past had restrictions on strict Islamic dress in government buildings though these have been eased. Tunisia lifted a ban on head scarves in 2011 but has had a continuing debate on whether face coverings should be permitted.




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The next Queensland Police Service/Muslim Reference Group meeting is only a few days away.


Details are as follows:

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.

Also in attendance will 2 representatives from Queensland Corrective Services – Mr Bruce Welk, Director and Acting Deputy Commissioner Peter Shaddock. This was arranged after certain issues were raised at the last MRG meeting.

Please note the change in venue for this meeting. We will return to the normal venue at the Islamic College for future meetings.

Meeting agenda.



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Domestic Violence in Faith/spiritual based Multicultural Communities
Providing a Platform for Critical Discussion

The Centre for Islamic Thought & Education, University of South Australia invites you to the Domestic Violence in Faith Based Multicultural Communities Symposium 2017.

The first one-day domestic violence symposium explores an array of issues surrounding domestic violence in faith/spiritual-based multicultural communities in the Australian context, and responses to address the needs of these communities. It provides a platform for discussion where domestic violence experts, practitioners, service providers, policy makers, faith/spiritiual-based leaders, community leaders and researchers can openly discuss how the needs of faith/spiritual communities can be addressed and what role faith/sprituality plays on domestic violence in these communities.

We invite papers and posters from a wide range of multidisciplinary themes from experts, researchers, service providers, practitioners, faith/spiritual-based leaders and community leaders in the following topic areas:

• Faith/spiritual based perspectives on domestic violence
• How does faith/spirituality perpetuate or protect against DV
• Emerging research on domestic violence in the Australian faith/spiritual-based communities
• Myths surrounding domestic violence in faith/spiritual based communities
• The role of faith/spiritual based communities in domestic violence responses
• Current trends in responses to domestic violence for faith/spiritual-based communities
• Challenges faced by domestic violence service providers when responding to faith/spiritual based communities.


For further information visit the website or contact Dr Nada Ibrahim.




Invitation to Participate in Research: Careers, Strategies and Practices of Australian Diversity Practitioners

You are invited to participate in a research project examining the role of diversity practitioners and consultants.

The research aims to examine the motivations, values and beliefs that underpin diversity practitioners and consultants’ careers, strategies and practices. The research will also examine the role that these professionals play in developing diversity management practices and initiatives within organisations. You have been invited because you provide services to assist organisatations develop and/or implement diversity management strategies.

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Inaugural Symposium on Leadership in Islamic Organisations: Western countries and South East Asia.

The symposium, hosted by the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE), aims to examine and discuss the current dilemmas of organisational leadership as well as opportunities for improvements in the Islamic context. It seeks to explore the various issues pertaining to leadership processes, challenges and possible solutions from ‘Islamic’ and ‘Western’ leadership perspectives, and to examine the latest theories and models that deal with Islamic leadership.

The one day symposium will comprise a combination of keynote speeches and paper presentations, and will be held on 22 November 2017 in Adelaide, South Australia.

We cordially invite papers from a wide range of multidisciplinary themes from researchers and practitioners in the following topic areas:
Islamic leadership in perspective

Nature of leadership in Islam
Leadership-followership in an Islamic context 
Problematic leadership processes
Salient issues related to problematic leadership processes
Why leadership matters
Do Muslim leaders get the basics right?
Leadership and management fundamentals across both the Muslim and broader community context in Western countries and Muslim countries (e.g. South East Asia)
Responsible leadership (from both Islamic and contemporary perspectives)  
Organisational values and personal values – areas of divergence and convergence

For further information visit the website or contact Dr Nezar Faris.



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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:


THE SAAD SQUAD IS A FOOTBALL AND RELIGIOUS PROGRAM modelled on the Bachar Houli Academy in Melbourne. Richmond's Houli, whose parents are also from Lebanon, is the only other Muslim in the AFL and has been Saad's greatest inspiration. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was a character witness for the veteran Tigers defender when he recently fronted the AFL tribunal for an out-of-character swinging arm that felled Carlton's Jed Lamb.

The first intake of the Saad Squad has just completed the inaugural course, and Saad believes it was a smashing success. "He (Houli) inspired me to go out and start my own academy to help young Muslim kids," he says. "It is about teaching them some footy skills and strengthening their religion. They have no idea about footy when they arrive - at the end of each session we play a game and I'm slowly changing it from a touch rugby game to an AFL game. If one or two players have a real go at footy then that is a bonus, but for me it is to see how they grow and what they can get out of the program."

Zahur Mohammad has become a footy tragic. The I5­year-old came to Australia from Kenya when she was 10 and had never heard of the AFL She was in the first intake of the Saad Squad and has re-enrolled for the next program, which starts next month. She hopes to join a team next footy season. "I love it," she says. "Adam is an awesome footballer and a great influence. It is good to have a Muslim playing at the highest level. I follow the Suns now and barrack for him the most because of that."

Mohammed Azhari is the Head of Campus at the Gold Coast International Islamic College. He admits to being excited, if not more than a little puzzled, by AFL, but with a migrant student base who dwell predominantly in high­density apartments, he is all for encouraging exercise among his pupils and leapt at Saad's offer to run some clinics at the college. "Adam generously reached out to the school and promoted a program of multiculturalism and healthy lifestyle and wellbeing we thought would be a great opportunity for our children," Azhari says.





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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs




It's just a food standard! 
By The Hon. Gary Hardgrave

The Hon. Gary Hardgrave 

AFTER decades of posturing, the Australian Government seems finally prepared to put economic growth, export potential and job creation ahead of hysteria over halal.

Indecision has fed misinformation and mischief-making around what is just a food standard. Whether its nuts, gluten, fat, salt, sugar or meat, consumers demand various food standards every day.

Some people want assurances that food is halal, or “lawful” under various Islamic traditions, which means it contains no alcohol or pork. It should be no big deal, after all, most food produced in Australia is already halal.

While our food is keenly sought, Australia is just a bit player when it comes to halal products, reportedly producing less than 1 per cent – a pathetic $US7.5 billion ($A9.5 billion) – in what is claimed to be a $2 trillion worldwide trade.

The main reason Australian made and grown foods haven’t made the cut is uncertainty over who certifies halal food and how.

Traditions do vary according to cultural, as well as religious, variations here and worldwide. Some very devout Muslims follow stricter requirements.

These are met by boutique abattoir processes, but those consumers pay for additional oversight of potential animal welfare issues required by Australian laws. Our laws don’t allow for religious or cultural excuses for animal cruelty.

Some potential customers overseas, uncertain about the legitimacy of our halal exports, choose food sourced from other countries or, in some cases, import live animals to prepare for consumption.

This halal hotchpotch is because successive governments left the certification of halal products to amateurs.

Currently halal certifiers self appoint, often using personal networks of family and friends overseas to ensure they are recognised as the certifier for various food products. The potential for money to end up in the wrong pockets is real.

This lack of consistency frustrates Australia’s trade efforts in countries looking for the authority of government oversight of this sector.

It also frustrates many within the tiny Muslim communities of Australia, who are as concerned as the loudest rednecks about funds being siphoned from halal to suspect causes. They want government to take charge not take cover. They want accountability and transparency over the proceeds of halal certification.

This continuing failure has created a system that’s open to potentially dodgy operators and practices that have confused a world of consumers and restricted the trade that we should be achieving.

The Government has finally decided to fix this failure. Giving our overseas customers certainty through government control of halal food standards will likely minimise, or even end, future live animal exports, which will greatly enhance Australia’s international credibility and probably boost inbound tourism.

Most importantly, the oversight of stakeholders, strictly monitoring the income distribution and agreements with halal importing nations, will ensure money generated is not misused. 

The Courier Mail




Religious classes in schools must adapt to fit a changing Australia
By Renae Barker


Recently in NSW, the pastor of an approved SRE provider was reported as describing the Quran as “a virus”, and Islam as “culturally incompatible with Western Christian values”.

The role and place of religion in state schools has hit national headlines again in recent weeks. In Queensland, controversy has arisen over a proposed policy to restrict proselytising by students. And the New South Wales government’s religious education program, in which students not taking part in the classes pick up litter or do colouring in, has come under renewed criticism.

Religion forms part of state schooling via specific religious instruction referred to as special religious education (SRE) or special religious instruction (SRI), the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), and general religious instruction.

The last of these forms part of a student’s general cultural education, and rarely causes controversy. But the first two have been the source of intense debate. 

The Conversation




Pauline Hanson's burka stunt disproved her point: you can safely wear a burka in Parliament
By Lydia Shelly 


Lydia Shelly is a lawyer, community advocate and a legal officer at the Lebanese Muslim Association.

When Pauline Hanson shrugged off her burka costume, revealing her smug face revelling in the attention, it barely caused a ripple in the lives of Australian Muslim women.

It was if amnesia had taken hold. Forgetting that Muslim women had long ago been boiled down to a reduction, a caricature of oppression. That Muslim women had been fought over through the narratives of liberation, in the wars of culture, the lightning rod in the clash of civilisation debates.

Many Australian Muslim women have repeatedly raised concerns with the same parliamentarians who rebuked Ms Hanson, over the political rhetoric used by them when they have discussed issues such as terrorism, free speech and refugees.

We have grown to expect false consultations, reports on Australian values and citizenship, insincere platitudes and empty reassurances.

There is no power to fight the burden that falls on Muslim women to engage with racists, as if their racism was one big misunderstanding.

I'm expected to listen patiently to racists that lecture me on my religion, to debate neo-nazis, to participate in campaigns such as to "hug a Muslim" or "date a Muslim". Indeed, even large Muslim organisations and Muslim leaders advocate that narrative. To jump through hoops, with a pretty smile on my face, so that a common humanity is recognised.

When a terrorist incident occurs overseas, Australian Muslim women modify their behaviour in public and restrict their participation in public spaces.

At all times, we remain acutely aware of our safety and the safety of our children in public.

The food we eat, where we live, our relationship: they are all heavily politicised, lest of all our bodies and our dress.

This is our normal. This is our reality. As is the acceptance that we are politically disposable. We are entirely aware that we are a form of political currency, the value of which is dictated by the context.

Brandis is no hero

For Hanson, it was the star attraction in a stunt more closely resembling a year 12 muck-up day prank.

Senator George Brandis has been congratulated for (finally) calling out Ms Hanson's hate speech; but he is not an anti-racism hero.

Even in his condemnation of Ms Hanson, he stressed that every single head of intelligence and Australian Federal Police commissioner has stressed how vital Australian Muslims are to Australia's national security. Time and time again, Muslims are viewed purely though a prism of security, where we are policed, our belonging questioned and our loyalties demanded.

The default position is to suspect us unless we have demonstrated our loyalty against an ever shifting line in the sand.

Many prominent Muslim advocates and "leaders" contribute to this binary to further their own agendas.

They should take heed of the comments made by Brandis: "that it is consistent with being a good law abiding citizen and a strict adherent Muslim".

Stunt backfires

I was not surprised to watch Ms Hanson play dress-up, nor her dressing down by Brandis. Using our Parliament as an act of political theatre was not invented by Ms Hanson; nor will she be the last actor on its stage.

It is surprising that Brandis and Co are that shocked over Hanson's stunt. How could they expect anything less?

The political leadership in this country has allowed the cultivation and festering of the conditions that gave birth to Ms Hanson and her supporters.

It is far easier condemning dangerous right-wing ideology when it comes from outside your own political party.

The risk is that when the Senate resumes, the underlying racism that is fuelling this fire will still be burning. It is a fire that threatens to disintegrate the bonds that bind us as Australians.

Ironically, Ms Hanson demonstrated that the very security reforms she is erroneously pushing are effective and adaptable.

Ms Hanson was processed through the security checkpoints inside Parliament House and had her identification confirmed before entering Parliament.

In a strange and glorious twist of fate, Hanson demonstrated that a woman's choice of dress does not impede their ability to participate in our Parliament and contribute to the process of democratic decision-making.

Ms Hanson gave hope to little Hijabis and Niqaabis everywhere. Of course, little Hijabis and Niqaabis already know that.

It was more of a lesson for those who doubted it in the first place.

ABC News



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 25 August 2017

TOPIC"The 10 days of Zul-Hijja"  PART 2

IMAM: Uzair Akbar



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 25 August 2017

TOPIC"Dhul Hijja - The 10 Best Days of The Year"

IMAM: Akram Buksh










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 25 August 2017

TOPIC: "First 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah: WHY & HOW?"

IMAM: Mossad Issa











Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 25 August 2017

TOPIC: "The excellence of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar



Mufti Junaid spoke about how Allah swears in the days of Dhul Hijjah in surah Al-Fajr and explained the great virtues of the first 10 days of this month and what we should do in order to take advantage. Spoke about how the days are greater than the days of Lailathul Qadr in Ramadan.The reward for the fast on the 9th day is two years, one for the past year and the other for the future year. Also spoke about Hajj and how these days there is no struggle in the performance of Haj because everything is very comfortable unlike in the past. Conditions of Dua being accepted. Virtues of praying Tahajud salah.


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 25 August 2017

TOPIC“What does Allah want you to achieve in these special days of Dhul Hijjah?”

IMAM: Hafiz Rashid Ali



Hafiz Rashid spoke about achieving taqwa and the things we must do during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. He said how Allah talks about Jannah for the people who developed taqwa. Advised the easiest way to achieve taqwa by the power within oneself. Explained how taqwa will keep many things away from the disobedience of Allah. Explained how five days of the year, fasting is prohibited and also explained the fasting on Fridays. Clarified the importance of the Age of the animal for Qurban which must be correct, otherwise the Qurban is not accepted. Explained the recitation of Takbir and Tasreek during the days from 9th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah.




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'Gas bomb' threat forces cancellation of Dutch rock concert 


Miles Michaud and Spencer Dunham of Allah-Las perform on stage


NETHERLANDS: Dutch police have cancelled a concert featuring an American band named after Allah who were scheduled to play in the 1000-capacity Maassilo venue in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

Rotterdam's Mayor said in a statement that a small bus with Spanish licence plates and "gas bottles" was found near the concert hall.

The LA band reportedly also had shows cancelled in Turkey because of their name, reports The Independent.

In an interview with The Guardian last year, band members said they chose the word Allah, Arabic for God, because they were seeking a "holy sounding" name.

They said they didn't realise it might offend Muslims.

Lead singer Miles Michaud told the newspaper that the band received emails from Muslims around the world who said they were offended.

He said the group usually wrote back and explained its intentions were honourable "and mainly they understand".         




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Islamic scholars offer themselves on sale for one-night stands with divorced Muslim women



INDIA: A number of religious scholars are offering themselves up for one-night stands with divorced Muslim women trying to save their marriages under a disputable Islamic law, an India Today investigation has found.

They charge anywhere between Rs 20,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh to participate in nikah halala, a controversial practice that requires a woman to marry someone else, sleep with him and get a divorce again in order to be able to remarry her first husband under personal laws, the probe discovered.

India Today's investigative team has blown the lid off the taboo tradition that has remained largely unnoticed amid intense debates over triple talaq on the media and in the country's top court.

The probe found many Islamic scholars putting themselves up on sale for women desperate to restore their broken marriages.


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Muslim Women and Sports in the Malay World: The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
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KB says: A family favourite and a must for Eid.  

 Red Velvet Cupcakes


with Buttery Cream-Cheese Frosting 

125 g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons red food colouring
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon bicarb soda


1. Heat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Beat butter, extract, sugar and eggs with an electric mixer till fluffy.
3. Mix buttermilk and food colouring together.
4. Fold in the buttermilk and sifted flour/cocoa into the beaten mixture in two batches. Do not beat.
3. Combine vinegar and soda in a cup. Allow to fizz then fold into the cake mixture.
4. Divide mixture into cupcake cases. Fill cases 3/4. Bake about fifteen to twenty minutes.




500 grams icing sugar
125 grams cream cheese
125 grams soft unsalted butter
1 teaspoon cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
chocolate sprinkles for decoration
red sugar for decoration


1. Put the icing sugar into a processor and whizz to remove lumps.
2. Add the cream cheese and butter and process to mix. Pour in the cider vinegar (or lemon juice) and process again to make a smooth icing.
3. Ice each cupcake, using a teaspoon or small spatula.
4. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and red sugar, or as desired.

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




Princess Lakshman


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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: Conscious Act Of Kindness

You may have heard the phrase “random acts of kindness”. It makes me wonder though if an act of kindness can be random. From personal experience I do not recall ever being randomly kind. What I do know is that I cultivate daily a conscious intention to be kind to myself and all of ALLAH’s creation.

Kindness is one of the most beautiful intentions one can harbour. Intention requires a conscious awareness of one’s thoughts. Having an attitude of kindness is different from having a practice of kindness.

Conscious act of kindness is a daily practice. It is deliberate and comes from a commitment to ALLAH that all of HIS creation deserves to be treated with love, compassion and respect. Kindness does not require money. It requires awareness and a deep, soulful connection to self. This consciousness, also referred to in Arabic as Taqwa, is what we strive to attain daily.

Strategies To Practise Kindness Everyday

1. During Fajr prayer, make an intention to perform acts of kindness throughout the day.
2. Ask ALLAH to help you be kind.
3. Before retiring to bed, reflect on your deeds and thank ALLAH for helping you be kind.
4. Before sleeping, have an intention to be kind tomorrow

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Self-Care Is Not Selfish

To get a copy of my new E-Book Muslimah Mind Matters - The Ultimate Self-Care Guide For Muslimah visit the Amazon site.
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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Q: Dear Kareema, I walk and do as much gentle exercises with my elderly parents. What can we do for flexibility as they are not comfortable with floor exercises?

A: Stretching is just as important as our workouts. It’s also a great way to relax and relieve tension. Try incorporating breathing exercises and good posture as you go.

Chair yoga (or simply stretching on a chair) is the way to go. It will help with their range of motion and ability to move all joints normally with everyday activities.

Gentle water aerobics, or walking up and down in a pool will help with flexibility as well. Holding on to the side wall while stretching is another good option.




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Jallaludin from Kandahar drove into Kabul and stopped at a rough hangout in the city.


When he came out of the Shisha bar, his car was gone.


So he rushed back into the cafe, pulled out a gun and fired a shot into the ceiling. "Who stole my car?" he yelled!


No one answered.


"I'm gonna have another smoke on my hookah and if my wheels aren't outside by the time I'm finished, I'm gonna be forced to do what I did back in Kandahar!"


Jallaludin started on his freshly made shisha, and before he was finished his car mysteriously turned up outside the cafe.


The cafe owner followed him out and asked, "What happened in Kandahar?"


Jallaludin smiled and said "I was forced to walk back home, jan."  



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when they see light at the end of the tunnel,

go out and buy some more tunnel.

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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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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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29 August


QPS/Muslim Reference Group Meeting


Carindale PCYC – 27 Narracott Street, Carindale

3364 4159

7pm to 8.30pm

1/2 September



6 September


Connecting Communities: A digital evolution at the SBS: Michael Ebeid, SBS CEO

Crescent Institute BRISBANE

BDO Level 10,

12 Creek St, Brisbane


5.30pm for 6.15pm

9 September


Fundraising HIGH TEA

Islamic Relief Australia


0456 426 523

11.30am for 3.30pm

9 September


Eidfest @ Dreamworld



0433 141 186

6pm to 12pm

22 September




24 September


TCC Golf Tournament

Continental Club

The Palms Golf Course Sanctuary Cove

5699 9000

9:00am Shotgun Start

8 October


The Ultimate Reminder

Al Kauthar


0438 698 328


14 October


P&C Annual Ladies Night

Wisdom College

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0435 939 730


25 November


Annual Mild-un-Nabi

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

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

3809 4600

3pm to Maghrib



1. All Islamic Event dates given above are supplied by the Council of Imams QLD (CIQ) and are provided as a guide and are tentative and subject to the sighting of the moon.

2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat and Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.


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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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