EST. 2004

Sunday 10 September 2017 | Issue 0670



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Muslim Aid Australia's Riyaad Ally on the ground in Myanmar

The Rohingya are a Muslim people living in the north-west of predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which borders mainly Muslim Bangladesh. In Myanmar they are seen as Muslims, and in Bangladesh as foreigners. Neither country claims or even wants them. Neither will allow them citizenship, though these families have lived in Burma for centuries at least. Now the military in Myanmar will not even tolerate their existence, and in recent weeks the almost genocidal pressure on their villages has greatly increased, sending tens of thousands trying to flee across a guarded border into an uncertain future. The army appears to be trying to starve out the population from areas where the armed resistance is most active, sending an unprecedented flood of refugees across the border. It has blocked UN agencies from delivering food, water or medicine to the affected areas, leaving an estimated 250,000 people without regular access to food.

There is very little for the refugees if they do get out alive. The Bangladeshi authorities are extremely reluctant to recognise that they are fleeing from persecution, even if local people have responded with great generosity.

For years Myanmar government forces have descended on villages to slaughter or drive out their inhabitants. Amnesty International has accused the regime of crimes against humanity. One of Myanmar’s most influential Buddhist preachers, Ashin Wirathu, preaches compassion towards mosquitoes but death for Muslims. Although he has served time in prison for earlier sermons, he is now more popular than ever, and widely believed to have the support of the army, which ruled the country openly for years and is still a powerful force behind the scenes.

The persecution has, predictably, led to an armed resistance, which, just as predictably, has provoked greater repression and cruelty. The Buddha had something to say about such chains of violence and revenge but it appears that the Myanmar’s Buddhists would rather use chains as weapons, the way Hells Angels did, than be freed from them. This story would be tragic and an outrage to the conscience of the world if it ended there. But there is every chance it will not. There is no repression savage enough to empty the whole of Rakhine state of its inhabitants and finally crush the resistance. Neither can the armed resistance movement hope for any final victory. But it can hope to enlarge the scope of the conflict, and present it as a religious one in which Muslims are being persecuted for their faith. That is at least half true, but it is a destructive as well as a powerful narrative. It adds Myanmar to the long list of countries where Islam appears to be the religion of the persecuted and the outcast, and to frame the justification for their own violent and intolerant revenge. There are already insurgencies of that sort – all of them building on existing ethnic divides and antagonisms – in many parts of south-east Asia, from Thailand to the Philippines.

There is a horrible irony in the involvement here of Aung San Suu Kyi, who appeared to be bringing to Myanmar the message of universal human rights – which would transcend or at least set limits to the brutalities of the old world. The Nobel prize winner, who appeared for decades as the epitome of principled and unflinching defence of human rights, now appears as the unfeeling figurehead of a vicious regime.

The Guardian



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Teachers with the help of the students and other working staff designed the props and the models of Ka’aba, Maqame Ibrahim, Arafat, Mina, Jamarat, Muzdalifah, and Safa-Marwa. It was really beautiful to see children from kindy, prep and other lower primary coming in their Ihram cloths. They also had ‘passports’ with Hajj visas stamped in. On their way to Makkah from Jeddah airport, children engaged in reading Talbiyyah.

When students from each class came to perform their ‘Hajj’, Imams guided them through each and every ritual. They also briefed the stories and messages that are contained in every act of Hajj. The performance concluded with the final farewell Tawaf known as Tawaaful Wadaa.




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Victoria & Abdul


Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in Victoria & Abdul

"The key to good service is standing still and looking backwards,” a royal functionary informs Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), before the Indian servant’s first, fateful meeting with Queen Victoria (Judi Dench). There’s no question that Victoria & Abdul, Stephen Frears’ new film about the extraordinary friendship between the ageing monarch and her young Muslim attendant known as “the Munshi” has both of those abilities down pat. Beginning with a coy disclaimer that avows what follows is “based on true events… mostly”, Frears’ film is all nostalgia and inertia – a tale ablaze with historical import and contemporary resonance, reduced to commemorative biscuit tin proportions.

Prise off the lid and inside you’ll find an expectedly sensational performance from Dench, who returns to a role she played (and won a Bafta for) 20 years ago in Mrs Brown. But this time, there’s no bushy-bearded Billy Connolly in sight, and almost nothing for the actress to push against – least of all Abdul himself, who remains a doe-eyed and fawning blank slate throughout.

The film does make some cursory attempts to give them equal weight – it even begins with him, at the moment he was plucked from his position as a prison clerk in Uttar Pradesh in 1887 to present a ceremonial coin at Victoria’s Golden Jubilee banquet in England. (The job called for someone tall, and he apparently measured up.)

Meanwhile, Victoria, 68 years old and 16 years a widow, is a sack-like shape in a Windsor four-poster, emitting un-regal snores. Tired of the unremitting round of royal duties, she longs for novelty and colour – which the handsome, twinkling Abdul, full of wise teachings and swirling stories from the Raj, is delighted to provide.

“Life is a carpet,” he tells her. “We weave in and out to make a pattern.” The way Fazal delivers the line it actually sounds quite profound – and the pair’s early scenes together do have an amicable thrum and snap, as the Empress of India and this humble Muslim bookkeeper playfully sound each other out.

The film also ascribes her some fairly improbable progressive views. Her appointment of a Muslim to a key role in the royal household is positioned, rather optimistically, as a triumph for diversity.

The Telegraph UK



Review: Ali's Wedding is Australia's first feel-good Muslim rom-com



The stories and characters in Ali's Wedding are based on the life of screenwriter and star Osamah Sami.


Ali's Wedding imagines how an Australian Muslim community might be able to resolve its own problems, without needing help from do-gooder outsiders, moralising pundits or politicians.

While this reflects a lack of confidence in the possibility of broader cross-cultural solidarity, it also has a more positive dimension.

At a time when Muslims tend to be absent from our screens bar in the most tragic and brutal scenarios, the idea that these characters have the compassion and courage to work through their significant issues autonomously is what drives the film's feel good energy.




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The launch of the Queensland Parliamentary Friends of Palestine Group took place this week.


Hosted by Peter Russo MP with guest speakers Palestinian Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi and Ruby Roo who spoke about Palestinian children in Israeli military detention where 75% spend three months or more in detention before the age of 18 and often under torture.




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On the panel: Rutger Bregman, Historian and author; Laurie Penny, Writer and journalist; Shashi Tharoor, Indian diplomat, politician and author; Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl; and Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.



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The depiction of the God Ganesha eating lamb in a Meat and Livestock Australia ad has angered Indian-Australians.

Members of the Australian Indian community are angry about a new lamb ad which depicts the Hindu God Ganesha eating meat, despite being widely considered a vegetarian by practitioners of the religion.

The ad depicts religious figures from many religions — including Jesus, Buddha, and Moses — eating together at a backyard barbecue.

At one point Buddha asks: "Should we address the elephant in the room?" to which Ganesha, who is depicted as a man with the head of an elephant and multiple arms, replies: "Not funny 2,500 years ago, not funny now".

Mohammed calls in at one point apologising for not being able to make it, because he has to pick up kids from day care.

The depiction of Mohammed is considered highly offensive to some Muslims and has resulted in threats of violence against artists and cartoonists.

Indian Society of Western Australia spokesman Nitin Vashisht said the ad was insensitive.

"I don't think they realise how revered a God Ganesha is within the Hindu community and by and large the Indian community," he said.
"[He is a] vegetarian teetotaller, and that's really God for us and most of the Indian community.

"He is shown as … eating lamb and looking for a new marketing strategy for himself [and that] is really very insensitive to the community."

The Guardian



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The Logan Roos football club, a club managed by ICQ/Youth Connectunder coach Abdul Samim Khan, has made the grand final in the church league.


The team came from 0 - 1 behind to win their semi final 3-2.


Grand final will be on 22 September.

"ICQ has a long term lease on Oates Park in Logan Central. We are currently running 4 football clubs and will be entering clubs in the Football Brisbane league next year too Inshallah," posted ICQ's Fahim Khondaker on the Brisbane Muslim Facebook page.



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Three far-right activists who staged a mock beheading in protest at plans to build a mosque have been found guilty, convicted and fined for a criminal offence under Victoria's racial vilification laws.

United Patriots Front members Blair Cottrell, 27, Christopher Shortis, 46, and Neil Erikson, 32, were all found guilty by a magistrate of inciting contempt, revulsion or ridicule of Muslims.

Magistrate John Hardy found the men guilty on Tuesday, after a two-day contested hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court.

The trio are the first people convicted under Victoria's Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.

The charge carries a penalty of up to six months in jail or fines of more than $9000.

After finding the men guilty, Mr Hardy struck out charges of wilful damage and defacing property, at the request of prosecutors.

A charge of offensive behaviour in public was earlier withdrawn by prosecutors.

The magistrate then imposed convictions on Cottrell, Shortis and Erikson and fined them each $2000 each.

Cottrell said the magistrate's decision set a "dangerous precedent" for Victorians, and believed the state was a step closer to introducing blasphemy laws.

In court, Mr Hardy told the trio they had "crossed the line" in staging a mock beheading outside the City of Bendigo offices on October 4, 2015, in protest against building a mosque in Bendigo.

"We live in a community that is extraordinarily diverse and each person is entitled to live their life without being subjected to wrongful conduct by others," the magistrate said.

In the video, Cottrell speaks to camera about the mosque plans and directs Shortis – wearing a Middle Eastern-style head covering, and shouting "Allahu Akbar" – and Erikson to decapitate a dummy with a toy plastic sword.

When the dummy is beheaded, red liquid spills onto the footpath.

Mr Hardy found the video – which was posted onto the UPF's Facebook page – was designed to incite contempt and ridicule of Muslims, and encourage other "like-minded people" to attend a rally opposing the mosque.

The date of the rally was broadcast on the video.

The fact the video was seen at least 275 times on the Facebook page indicated the men made their video for an audience, Mr Hardy said.

The Age



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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:


THIS TIME LAST YEAR. SAAD WAS EMBROILED IN A controversy of his own after he was the subject of some off­colour remarks by a Gold Coast City councillor. The Suns lodged an official complaint after Dawn Crichlow delivered a public rant at a diversity function, which the club claimed was homophobic and religiously insensitive.

After the story was broken by Courier-Mail journalist Jeremy Pierce, a defiant Crichlow returned serve to the Suns in a provocative article published by the Gold Coast Bulletin where she accused the club of being "thin-skinned". Crichlow confirmed that she had made a comment that could have been construed as homophobic while Saad was play-fighting with the team mascot, Sunny. "That mascot was massaging this young fella's leg and I said, 'Is that a man or a woman in that costume? I hope it's not a woman because you're not allowed to have women touch you' - because (Saad) is a Muslim man. It's a load of garbage," she says. "It's a joke, it's an absolute joke."

Saad went to ground during the scandal and declined interview requests. A year on, he reveals it was outraged teammates and Suns' staff members who were most offended by Crichlow's comments. "Everyone may have thought I wanted nothing to do with her or disliked her," Saad says. "But I actually told the guy from the council, if she rocks up to my door, my religion says that I have to let her in and treat her like family. I invited her back to the club to come to a game and to try to teach her about my religion, because a lot of people don't really know."

Fellow Suns player Ablett is the AFL's highest-profile Christian and it has never occurred to him that he and Saad should not get along on religious grounds. "Saady is a good mate of mine," Ablett says. "I don't see why there would be conflict; I have my beliefs and my values that I try to live by and he is the same, and that's pretty much what it is.

We have those discussions every now and then where I will I ask him questions about his faith and he asks me about mine. I think it's the same with anything- we've all had different upbringings and been through different things, and I think that's the only way you learn, by asking questions."





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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladeshis travelling home for the festival. Eid al-Adha commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God. In honour of him, Muslims sacrifice goats, sheep and cows


Source: The Guardian



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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs



Letters to stop the ethnic cleansing and save Rohingyas in Myanmar
From Prof Shahjahan Khan

Prof Shahjahan Khan



Respected Hon Malcolm Turnbull:

With due respect, I write this letter to you with great sorrow and pain in heart on observing the ongoing genocide and systematic ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar over the years and escalation of brutal mass killing of innocent civilians by the security forces of Myanmar in the Arakan region in the recent days.


The stories of horrific indiscriminant murder and torture of men, women and children, gang rape of girls, and burning of thousands of homes of Rohingyas are beyond imagination in any civilized nation. Even animals wouldn’t be subjected to this kind of inhuman cruelty without an international outcry.   

the letter to the PM




Prof Khan also made an impassioned request that everyone make a submission at this link.

He said: This is the right time to take action when the issue is hot in the media and the Arakan is burning. The Nobel Foundation awarded The Nobel Peace Prize to Ms Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991 and the citation states, "for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."

In the recent years she has been leading an army dominated government that has systematically killed thousands of innocent children, women and men and burned hundreds of homes in the Arakan state of Myanmar, and has made a complete U turn about the human rights. She never spoke against the brutal murder of Rohingyas.

I believe that Nobel Peace Prize Committee should recall the Peace Prize of Ms Suu Kyi so that the Nobel Foundation preserves its undisputed integrity, international reputation, and universal trust.


Prof Khan wrote are letter to the Nobel Foundation in which he concluded with the following appeal: I humbly urge you, and through you the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, to recall the Peace Prize of Ms Suu Kyi so that the Nobel Foundation preserves its undisputed integrity, international reputation, and universal trust.

the letter to the Nobel Foundation



Abraham's story shows the similarities and the differences between faiths



A tale of sacrifice is an awkward example of commonality between believers in one God



A WEEK ago, Theresa May issued a message to her Muslim fellow citizens, which might have come from a standard, if optimistic, primer on comparative religion. The British prime minister assured followers of Islam of her “warmest wishes” on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, a festival which commemorates the readiness of Abraham or Ibrahim to offer up his son in obedience to God.

She noted that this was a “special time” during which “British Muslims will gather together with family, friends and neighbours to pray, exchange gifts and share meals”, as well as “extending a hand of friendship and compassion to those less fortunate than themselves”.

For many adherents of Islam, the holiday involves ritually slaughtering a sheep and sharing the meat or the monetary proceeds with poorer folk.

Mrs May, a Christian cleric’s daughter, offered particular congratulations to those who had made their commemoration as part of the haj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. This involves ritually throwing pebbles at three walls, just east of the holy city, so as to recall Ibrahim being tempted by the devil (to disobey the command of God) and his subsequent victory over temptation.

Then Mrs May delivered her most soothing line. “The festival’s commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice for his faith is a reminder of the shared roots of the world’s great Abrahamic faiths.”

In some ways, that is perfectly true. The story has always loomed large in the spiritual consciousness of Christians, Muslims and Jews. It is told in the 22nd chapter of Genesis, part of the Hebrew Scriptures which are read by both Christians and Jews. But there are at least two awkward things. Significant differences exist in the way the three faiths tell and interpret the story. And whichever way you read the narrative, it can be a difficult one for the 21st-century mind. On the face of things, it describes the actions of a revered figure who on the principle of “following orders” is prepared to commit infanticide.




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EId khutbah (sermon) @ ICB

 DATE: 2 September 2017

IMAM: Zohair Rahman


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 8 September 2017

TOPIC"Sacrifice in Islam" PART 2

IMAM: Uzair Akbar



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 8 September 2017

TOPIC"Rohingya Crisis"

IMAM: Ikram Buksh













Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 8 September 2017

TOPIC: "Supporting the MAZLUMEEN (the oppressed people) : WHY & HOW?"

IMAM: Mossad Issa










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 8 September 2017

TOPIC: "What is our responsibility at times of difficulty"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar



Mufti Junaid Akbar, Imam of Masjid Taqwa Brisbane spoke about having love for Allah and how Allah will test everyone and the test will be in fear, wealth, patience, emaan, how Allah has made us to eat animal meat after mentioning Allahs name. He spoke about the current situation in Burma and asked if we feel the pain, are we crying for the Burmese Muslims. Are we praying Tahajud let alone Fajr, how will help come if we do not pray. How Prophet feels the pain of his Umma. Why aren’t we looking at the sky and asking Allah to intervene instead of the West, because everything is from Allah. What is it that we are obliged to do before Allahs help come.  


Listen to the Kuthbah








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 8 September 2017

TOPIC“What are we really working for?”

IMAM: Hafiz Rashid Ali



Hafiz Rashid Ali visiting Imam at Oxley/Darra Masjid spoke about how people belittle actions of deen and not even know what actions Allah will accept, he said how Allah has said to treat deen like a business. He said nothing in this world can be compared with the hereafter. He asks the questions what are we really working for? Why are we toiling so much? What is the reality? Is the person spending a lot of time for deen, the same as the person not spending much time for deen? He mentioned how only one in every thousand people will enter Jannah, that is a scary percentage of only 0.001%. He said on that day how everyone will get very anxious and will not be able to stand up and how the knees will give way and buckle. Finally he pose the question as to what are we doing in preparation for that day? 




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Ethnic minorities and fostering 



UK: A headline in The Times which read "Christian child forced into Muslim foster care" focussed on the case of 5 year old Christian girl who was put into the foster care of a devout Muslim family.


Over the weekend the mayor of Tower Hamlets spoke out about the article saying a number of issues raised had been sensationalised. It included claims the girl wasn't allowed to wear a crucifix on religious grounds.Could this put ethnic minorities off from fostering in future?

Source: BBC Asian     


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Hijabi rapper Mona Haydar 



UK: Her music videos have received millions of views but some claim her they go against Islamic values Our reporter Maaiysa Valli has been catching up with the Muslim American rapper on the love/hate relationship people have with her music.
Source: BBC Asian


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Non-Muslim farmers turn to selling halal meat products. 



UK: Thousands of Muslims are marking the start of the three day holy festival of Eid-al-Adha. This one's known as the "sacrifice feast" when Muslims distribute the meat of an animal to their loved ones and the less well off. It's also the busiest time of the year for halal butchers and meat suppliers including one farm in Lancashire which has recently turned to supplying only halal products. But it says its received anti-Muslim abuse on social media because of it. Our reporter Rahila Bano's been to visit them.


Source: BBC Asian

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Iran football ticket 'glitch' gave female fans hope 


Iranian female football fans were able to attend a club match in Oman last month

IRAN: It seemed the ban on women attending men's football matches had been lifted on Saturday, when an option for women's tickets for a World Cup qualifier against Syria appeared online.

A number of women bought tickets, expressing their surprise and joy.

But Iran's football federation later said the tickets were sold by mistake.

Women are allowed into segregated sections in stadiums to watch men play certain sports, including volleyball, basketball, handball and tennis.

But they are not permitted to watch men's football, swimming or wrestling.

Many women were therefore surprised when they were given an option online to buy tickets for Tuesday's match at Tehran's Azadi stadium.

Some proudly shared their purchases on Twitter.

One woman told the reformist Shahrvand newspaper that she had bought a ticket even though she did not really like football. "I felt that if didn't sign up, I would be missing a major event," Zahra Jafarzadeh said.

However, the football federation later issued a statement blaming a "technical glitch" and stressing that there was "no plan to allow the presence of women in Azadi stadium for the Iran-Syria match".

All tickets purchased by women would be cancelled and refunded, it added.

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman who was detained for four months after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in 2015, urged female fans to keep buying tickets for the match in protest at the stadium ban.

"The empty seats will represent our voice," she wrote on Twitter.     




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I ran Iran: Sweden's ultra-runner overcomes fears and prejudice 


Kristina Paltén ran 1144 miles across Iran on her own, from Turkey to Turkmenistan, to challenge prejudice against Islam in her home country of Sweden and across Europe. It took her two months, and although she got off to a rocky start, she found herself welcomed by a succession of friendly encounters, with free meals, gifts, and places to stay.


Kristina Palten on the road in Iran last year pushing her “Baby Blue” pushchair that carried her 25 kilograms of baggage across the country


SWEDEN: Over a period of 58 days, Kristina Palten ran across the vastness of Iran, from the Turkish border through desert heat via the Caspian Sea, to snow-covered mountains near Turkmenistan.

Running an average of 37 kilometres per day, she started in Bazargan by the Turkish border and finished in Bajgiran on the north-eastern border, running a total of 1,840 kilometres.

By her side was her only companion, “Baby Blue,” as Palten named her light blue pushchair that carried her 25 kilograms of baggage, which included a tent, a sleeping bag, books and vehicle repair gear.

MEE met Palten at a cafe in downtown Stockholm, and asked why she chose to run through Iran last autumn. “For so many reasons,” she says. “The nature is supposed to be beautiful and the people generous and kind.”

That, she continues, is at least if you listen to the people who have been to Iran. Others are likely to be influenced by the mainstream media's more negative portrayal of the Islamic country.

Breaking preconceived ideas of ‘the other’

Palten was intrigued by the idea of a woman running solo through a Muslim country. If she went ahead with it, she knew she would not only be challenging her own ideas, but also many other people’s preconceived notions.

The immediate reaction among most people she initially spoke to about her plans was fright - they thought she was crazy and that she would never make it.

“My perception is that people are becoming more and more afraid,” explains Palten. She thinks it is a direct effect of terrorism and the wave of refugees entering Europe. She asked herself if she really wanted to live in a world so full of fear. “When I am afraid of something it is usually unprecedented and makes me feel bad,” she says. Nothing good can come out of a world closing itself off in fear, she says.

“I want a world where we trust each other and listen to one another.” It made Palten think about what she, as a runner, could do to contribute towards building trust. Running through Iran and putting her life into strangers' hands was, to her, the answer.   


Middle East Eys


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Someone Put an Eid Message on Times Square’s Biggest Billboard 


A message saying “Eid Mubarak” has been displayed on New York Times Square’s biggest billboard.


USA: The billboard went live on 1st September at 8pm EST. on the landmark NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square as Muslims in the USA and around the world celebrated Eid Al Adha.

The billboard was sponsored by Wahed Invest, a shariah-compliant investment platform who partnered up with the New York branch of leading Muslim civil rights organization CAIR.

Wahed Invest’s CEO Junaid Wahedna told IlmFeed the company wanted to spread the positivity of Eid with the world:

“We really felt we should spread the positivity and love of the Eid festivities with the world especially after all the negativity tied to Muslims in the US and worldwide.”


ILM Feed


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 An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India


Shashi Tharoor




In 1930, the American historian and philosopher Will Durant wrote that Britain’s ‘conscious and deliberate bleeding of India… [was the] greatest crime in all history’. He was not the only one to denounce the rapacity and cruelty of British rule, and his assessment was not exaggerated. Almost thirty-five million Indians died because of acts of commission and omission by the British—in famines, epidemics, communal riots and wholesale slaughter like the reprisal killings after the 1857 War of Independence and the Amritsar massacre of 1919.

Besides the deaths of Indians, British rule impoverished India in a manner that beggars belief. When the East India Company took control of the country, in the chaos that ensued after the collapse of the Mughal empire, India’s share of world GDP was 23 per cent. When the British left it was just above 3 per cent.

The British empire in India began with the East India Company, incorporated in 1600, by royal charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I, to trade in silk, spices and other profitable Indian commodities. Within a century and a half, the Company had become a power to reckon with in India. In 1757, under the command of Robert Clive, Company forces defeated the ruling Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula of Bengal at Plassey, through a combination of superior artillery and even more superior chicanery. A few years later, the young and weakened Mughal emperor, Shah Alam II, was browbeaten into issuing an edict that replaced his own revenue officials with the Company’s representatives. Over the next several decades, the East India Company, backed by the British government, extended its control over most of India, ruling with a combination of extortion, double-dealing, and outright corruption backed by violence and superior force. This state of affairs continued until 1857, when large numbers of the Company’s Indian soldiers spearheaded the first major rebellion against colonial rule. After the rebels were defeated, the British Crown took over power and ruled the country ostensibly more benignly until 1947, when India won independence.

In this explosive book, bestselling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction of the Indian textile, steel-making and shipping industries, and the negative transformation of agriculture, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule, including democracy and political freedom, the rule of law, and the railways.

The few unarguable benefits—the English language, tea, and cricket—were never actually intended for the benefit of the colonized but introduced to serve the interests of the colonizers. Brilliantly narrated and passionately argued, An Era of Darkness will serve to correct many misconceptions about one of the most contested periods of Indian history.



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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

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KB says: Faheema Hatia prepared a huge tub of this popcorn on Eid Day but ended up being devoured faster than they were popped.

 Caramel popcorn 





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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: Nurture Your Relationship With Your In-Laws

Before you read this column, it may be a good idea to make yourself a hot beverage, sit back, relax and then begin reading. Banish all preconceived notions of how in-laws should be with you or how you should be with your in-laws. This column will only serve you good if you read it with an open mind and embrace it without judgments about yourself and your in-laws.

It is becoming increasingly common that every time there is a challenging situation in a marriage, the reasons for these challenges are attributed to having a weak relationship with the in-laws.

It is vital that for your marriage to be healthy and joyful, your relationship with your in-laws is healthy and joyful. There is no secret formula to it. There is simply a daily practice of self-awareness and understanding that your happiness, your joy, your respect for your in-laws and your respect for yourself come from one person - YOU.

Some of my clients groan at me at this and retort by saying, “Oh, but Sister Iqra, you don’t know how terrible these people are to me…”

Another common one I hear often from daughters-in-law is: “Islam says I don’t have to obey my in-laws”.

Technically that is true but not the whole truth. It is incumbent on every Muslim to be respectful to each other and to say Salaam. There are homes where the members of the family are not even exchanging salaams. That is not what Islam is. That is what Shaitaan is - to attack and break relationships, especially marriages.

It is this perception that needs to be examined. As Muslims when we deconstruct our Ummah, we find that every Muslim home has the greatest potential to impact the entire Muslim population. It is the collective efforts of all Muslim homes that make our Ummah what it is today.

And yet, our Ummah is suffering. We only need to look within our own home to find that our little micro-Ummah, our family, is in turmoil, begrudging each other over petty things and petty emotions. We are spending precious time in engaging in “I’m right, you’re wrong” arguments that are not only repetitive but sucking the joy out the family unit...our very own little ummah within the Ummah is disintegrating.

Self-awareness is vital when it comes to nurturing your relationship with your in-laws. When you take account of your own behaviour patterns, when you take care of your mind, body and soul, you will live a life of peace and joy. You will pray on time, you will practice more ibadat and spend less time in blaming others for things that are going pear-shaped in your home. When you self-reflect and become self-aware, you will be able to transform your habits and your perceptions in order to cultivate a joyful and harmonious relationship with your in-laws.

11 Ways To Nurture Your Relationship With Your In-Laws

1. Take time out to spend with your in-laws by yourself. Your spouse and children do not have to be there. Spend that time to converse with them and ask them to share some wisdom from when they were younger. You would be amazed at how wonderful your connection can be if you spend this alone-time with them regularly. Do not spend this time discussing about people or your children or your marriage. Simply spend this time to gain wisdom from your in-laws.

2. Show a genuine interest in the activities that your in-laws participate in and enquire about how it is going for them. Do not give your opinion about whether you agree with the activities or their interests. Simply listen and be happy for them.

3. Organise a family activity once a month where you all get to spend time together as a whole family and experience real joy. If it is difficult to come up with what activity suits everyone so get inputs from your in-laws, spouse and children. Make it a monthly commitment. It can be as simple as having a picnic in the park or reciting meaningful poetry in the living room. Make it creative, maybe even have a poetry session where each one of you are creating couplets impromptu.

4. Find a way to connect with your in-laws daily with a genuine smile and a heartfelt Salaam. Your own energy is important and your joyful, positive vibration will spread joy in the home. If they have a grumpy nature, do not give up with your daily connection attempts. Practice Sabr. Your patience and persistence in being kind and joyful will ultimately yield you the desired results.

5. Clarify respectfully instead of jumping to assumptions and negative conclusions. If there is a matter that seems unclear and is causing you anxiety or disturbance, approach your in-laws respectfully and discuss it with them in a tone that is kind and shows that you wish to understand them, not accuse them. Tone is everything. Even if you say something beneficial in an accusing tone, the message is lost and people get hurt.

6. Children do as we do, not as we say. Remember how you respond or react in the home and with your in-laws. Your behaviours are being watched by your children. Reflect on your life and see if your behaviours are as a reflection of your parents’ behaviours. Most times they are, unless you have consciously chosen to change them. If you treat your in-laws well, whether they are in the same home as you or whenever you meet them, your children will imbibe those values in their own lives. Your in-laws too will mimic this positive behaviour. It is human nature to do so.

7. Set your boundaries. Do not impose them on others but set them for yourself so that you know when to walk away or when to remain quiet. If you know yourself better, you can control your responses instead of reacting on another person’s anger or disrespectful ways. Knowing your boundaries means having self-respect and understanding your rights, values and doing what pleases ALLAH, not what pleases people, even if they are your in-laws, your parents or anyone else for that matter.

8. Monitor your words. Once they leave your lips they can NEVER be retracted or unspoken. Be mindful of what you are saying when you converse with people. If your in-laws disappoint you, do not abuse your tongue by getting even with them or by slandering about them. Speaking ill about them to others will only reflect on your poor character, not theirs.

9. NEVER blame your spouse for anything that is said to you by your in-laws. Your spouse has his/her own mind. Blaming one for another’s actions is highly unfair. What is better is to discuss with your spouse about all that was said and done and find a way to resolve this as a couple, without blame or accusation. Your marriage is not just to your spouse but to the entire family. Remember that the spouse that you love so dearly is here because your in-laws loved and cared for your spouse in his/her childhood.

10. Be fair to your in-laws and to yourself by expecting from them what you expect from others - Respect and Understanding. You must demonstrate respect and understanding in order to expect these from others.

11. Get help from a professional if matters are becoming too challenging for you. It is your birthright to be happy. Alhumdolillah, the Muslim community is always helpful to each other. Visit a trusted professional and discuss ways to deal and manage your challenges with your in-laws. Do not speak about your challenges to people who do not have the expertise to help you.

Focus on yourself to transform your behaviour so that everything you think, speak and do is pleasing to ALLAH. Your relationship with your in-laws is ultimately about your relationship with humanity. Respect, understanding, kindness and compassion - practise these virtues on yourself and practise them with others.

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Taking Care Of Yourself While Going Through Separation or Divorce

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Q: Dear Kareema, apart from my exercises I do, what is it that I can do to look and feel better?

A: Examine your diet - Make 'good-for-you' choices when it comes to preparing / choosing meals.

Try 5 smaller meals instead of 3 big ones.
Think lean protein & veggies instead of fried fatty foods.

Set realistic goals that are focused on YOUR body.

Don't rush your body to see change - take it slow & enjoy the journey.
Improve your posture - stand up tall & you'll look trimmer without breaking sweat.





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After 10 years, the Mrs Jallaludin starts to think their child looks strange so she decides to do a DNA test.

She finds out that the child is actually from completely different parents.

Mrs Jallaludin: Habibi, I have something very serious to tell you

Jallaludin: What’s up?

Mrs Jallaludin: According to DNA test results, this is not our child.

Jallaludin: Well you don’t remember, do you?

When we were leaving the hospital, we noticed that our baby had wet himself and spoiled his underwear.

Then you said:

- Please go change the baby, I’ll wait for you here.

So I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty one there.



Apolitical Aphorisms

"I offer my opponents a bargain:

if they will stop telling lies about us,

I will stop telling the truth about them."

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An Ayaat-a-Week






“And do not swell your cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah does not love any arrogant boaster.”

 ~ Surah Luqman 31:18


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Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”

~ Terry Pratchett



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

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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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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services






At the Islamic Women's Association of Australia (IWAA) this is what is being organized over the next few months.

1. inspiredNAFSi personal leadership course: This course is a signature program of the Centre for Islamic Thought & Education, UniSA. The inspiredNAFSi program is underpinned by a strength-based approach and Muslim worldview, that utilises the nga thana lui dha Yarning Circle Framework (developed by Aunty Debra Bennett). This framework has been adapted, infusing Islamic worldview as this informs Muslim people's ways of knowing, being and doing. The program offers a holistic approach to development of human potential. It depicts a journey of learning and self-discovery, empowering the individual and the community and enabling individuals with skills through sharing, learning and transforming life into new futures.
Places are very limited. Please the flyer below for details.

2. Parenting between Cultures workshop that will run over a three week period on Fridays starting 6th October. This workshop has been very popular and has been very well received. The facilitators are Joan Burrows and Sr. Susan Al-maani who come with a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering these workshops.
Places are very limited. Please the flyer below for details.

3. “I am Connected” at IWAA. We have been very privileged to start a program to connect with our indigenous sisters. The “I am Connected” project is aimed at developing connections and linkages between Muslim and Indigenous women through sharing of native foods, customs, arts and crafts and storytelling and highlighting the similarities between these groups, forging friendships and celebrating women's interests across all cultures in a respectful and caring environment.

Current activities include:

• arts and crafts workshop on Friday, 8th September at IWAA hall from 5-7pm
• Soundtrack – Tuesday, 19th September at IWAA hall from 11am-1pm
• Weekend camp – 12-14th January 2018 (please note that the dates for this camp has changed from 24-26th November). Please see flyer for more details
• Walk in Country – date and venue to be advised

We acknowledge our indigenous and Muslim elders for their support, advice and guidance. Alhamdulillah

For more details and to participate, please call Muna on 0431 360 418

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Islamic Society of Toowoomba is collecting donations to be sent to the Rohingya refugees.

You may donate any amount, including ZAKAT, to the following Commonwealth Bank of Australia account:

A/C Name: Toowoomba Islamic Charitable Organisation
BSB 06 4459
A/C 1034 1586

Please write ROHINGYAS in Reference.

We will collect donations until Friday, 8 September 2017, and then send to Bangladesh directly to assist the Rohingyas.



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


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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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TCC Golf Tournament

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8 October


The Ultimate Reminder

Al Kauthar


0438 698 328


14 October


P&C Annual Ladies Night

Wisdom College

Michael's Oriental Restaurant

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25 November


Annual Mild-un-Nabi

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

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

3809 4600

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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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