EST. 2004

Sunday 17 September 2017 | Issue 0671


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A Rohinga fundraising dinner held at the Islamic College of Brisbane on Friday night raised over $100 000.


Imam Akram Buksh who arrived from Bangladesh, where he went during the week to oversee relief operations on behalf of Human Appeal International, gave an emotional first hand account of what was happening on the ground with the Rohinga refugees.


The Gold Coast Mosque raised over $40 000 since their Friday Jummah.



Imam Akram in Bangladesh for HAI



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Nora Amath, IWAA's CAMS Statewide Coordinator


IWAA hosted its 2nd Client-Carer on Wednesday 14th September 2017 with a focus on Organ and Tissue Donation (OTD).


Over 90 clients, carers and staff listened attentively as Sister Jasbinder Sanghera delivered a very personal keynote address, providing the audience with an insight into her family’s journey as recipients of a heart transplant and how much that has changed their lives. The audience was then able to engage with and posed questions to the panel of experts. The panel included Jasbinder, Imam Yusuf Peer, Chairman of the Council of Imam QLD, who discussed the permissibility of organ and tissue donation; Dr Mohammed Iqbal Sultan, Islamic Medical Association QLD, who provided the medical context for organ and tissue donation; and Ms Bianca Topp, Clinical Nurse Consultant specialising in Organ and Tissue Transplant with DonateLife who discussed her experience having worked in this area for nearly a decade.

The focus on the evening was not necessarily to register people to become donors; instead at IWAA, we want people to start the conversation and ‘discover the facts about organ and tissue donation’; decide and register at,au/decide and to discuss the decision with their loved ones.

For an Islamic perspective read Dr Ibrahim’s, Mufti of Australia, fatwa on organ and tissue donation (Arabic English).





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By Theresa Dyckman



From left: Usaid Khalil, Sam Dastyari, Wajahat Rana, Dr Kashif Aziz

Senator Sam Dastayari hosted a special Eid and book event on Sunday 10 September 2017 at Parra Villa Function Lounge in Parramatta, Sydney.

The event was organised by the Labor Senator for NSW to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, marking the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim a as well as to promote Sam’s new book ‘One Halal of a Story’.

The theme for the event was ‘Eid, Pray, Love’ that attracted up to 450 people from various religious communities, cultures and faiths.

The event was most competently stage managed and MC’d by Aisha Amjad, a Labor Party mover and shaker who brought together a diverse range of sponsors and people attending the event.

One of the aims of the event was to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable women in the community and support ‘House of Sakinah’ a vital women’s support service providing assistance to vulnerable women in the community, particularly those experiencing domestic violence.

Mrs Firdousi Obeidullah highlighted the services offered by the House of Sakinah and related stories of women who had nowhere to go and needed help from organisations such as House of Sakinah.

The formal program was preceded by a video presentation of glimpses of Eid celebrations in many parts of the world followed by Azan for Maghreb prayer by the Rohingya Imam Mohammad Rafique from Riverston.



Senator Sam Dastyari with comedian group Frida Deguise, Saed Batshon and Jamal Abdul

The formal program started with a welcome address by Aisha Amjad who heavily criticised Pauline Hanson’s scaremongering of Muslims in Australia and how it was stressing young people.

Veteran journalist Peter Manning introduced Bob Carr and acknowledged the presence of Rohingya families amongst the audience and asked the government to put pressure on the Burmese government to stop the atrocities being committed against the Rohingya people.

Bob Carr spoke about the need for Australia to condemn the actions of the Burmese military and called for action to address the about the plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya community.

He also defended the rights of Palestinians, and mentioned that the progressive Jews who stand up for the human rights of Palestinians are the Palestinian communities’ greatest allies.

Luke Foley commented on Labor’s successes in NSW local council elections held a day earlier and also called for a stop to ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Senator Sam Dastyari gave a speech in which he highlighted the beauty of Australian multiculturalism:

“..what we have is so unique, and so special, and what’s so horrible is we are actually under attack, it’s under attack and it shouldn’t be under attack. If I was standing here 5 years ago, and someone said that multiculturalism was going to be under attack by this extreme right-fringe, we’d all laugh, but it is. Part of what we have to do as a community is we should fight back, and actually make the case for what is an incredible, successful, multicultural model project.”

Senator Dastyari praised the work being carried out by the House of Sakinah and pointed out the aid programs by Charity Australia International particularly for the Rohingya people and recognised the leadership provided by Mr Wajahat Rana, Mr Khurram Jawaid, Dr Kashif Aziz and Mr Usaid Khalil.

The Australasian Muslim Times




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Zeenat Hearsey, AIIC Teacher-Librarian


Students in costume at AIIC’s Book Week Costume Parade

This year, students at the Australian International Islamic College participated in 2 weeks of festivities to celebrate Book Week 2017. This year’s theme was ‘Escape to Everywhere’ which aimed to stimulate children’s imaginations and encourage them to journey to mystical worlds and far-away lands. The Teacher-Librarian, Mrs. Zeenat Mohammed showcased a range of CBCA’s shortlisted books of 2016 and 2017 in the library for students to read and explore. Hands-on literacy activities followed book reading sessions and students participated in a range of writing and creating activities to extend their imaginations and broaden their understandings.

The following week, students from Kindy-year 2 dressed up as their favourite storybook characters and participated in a fun filled costume parade. Teachers and teacher aides also dressed up as their favourite book characters which created an exuberance of excitement amongst the children. The costume parade started off with a comical skit between Peter Pan and Captain Hook, played by the Teacher-Librarian and Library Assistant which was followed by a colourful display of character costumes as students paraded through the school hall. Students created costumes at home, in class and during costume making workshops run by the library, during lunch hours.

The following day, students were invited to watch a performance by award winning production company ‘Perform Educational Musicals’. The highly skilful actors brought CBCA’s shortlisted books to life in their comical and interactive performance that had children captivated and intrigued for the entirety of the show. The performance was based upon the texts students had been reading during their library lessons with Mrs. Mohammed, and their familiarity with the books helped to make the show all the more engaging.
A wonderful week of fun and adventure, whilst exploring the depth of talent in Australian children’s literature.



Mrs. Muncaster and her teacher aide Mrs. Nasrin all dressed up with their Preps for Book Week 2017




Mrs. D with her Preps in costume


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By Zuleyha Keski


Everyone’s Reading About Them is a unique initiative organised by Islamic Sciences and Research Academy (ISRA) in Melbourne which encouraged individuals to read about the sahaba.

The incentive to read the book and sit for the exam was certainly there with impressive prizes for first place; $1,000 for adults, $500 for high school and $300 for primary school category.

The books themselves were also no doubt incentives as they drew the reader’s attention into the lives of the sahaba. The adults were drawn into the life of Aisha (may God be pleased with her) with the book titled “Aisha: The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar” written by Resit Haylamaz.

High school students got insight into a range of sahaba with the book titled “Sahaba: Stars of the Prophet” written by ISRA’s own Omer A Ergi. Finally, the primary school students had a chance to understand the lives of the sahaba through a book which is simple foe their level but inspiring, titled “Companions of the Prophet” by Emis Yuce.



After reading and studying the books for weeks if not months, all sat for the exam on Saturday 9 September. While it was a nervous moment for many as they were being examined on how well they had read about them (sahaba), there was an air of spirituality as well, as everyone in the examination room was immersed in the lives of the sahaba at the very same time.

With more than 800 participants sitting for the exams in the three categories, the results are anxiously being awaited. The results will be announced at the award’s night to be held at ISRA Melbourne on Saturday 21 October.

While the top three are monetary winners, everyone is a winner in this content since everyone who participated has come to know the sahaba that much better, a big gain indeed.

The Australasian Muslim Times



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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce spoke against the motion at the Nationals' national party conference.

The Nationals have voted against adopting a burka ban as policy at their annual conference in Canberra, but Nationals MP George Christensen says he will keep pushing for the ban to become policy.

Mr Christensen's motion was voted down at the party's national conference 51 votes to 55.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Deputy Nationals Leader Fiona Nash both spoke against the motion.

But Mr Christensen, who has been calling to ban the burka in public for several years, said he would continue to advocate for the policy.

"Sadly, my push to ban facial coverings in public places where it assist with security and safety just fell short of being passed as policy of the Nationals," he said in a statement shortly after the vote.

"As my local electorate and the LNP's Dawson branch strongly support a ban on facial coverings, I will continue to push for this to be government policy."

Mr Joyce said banning the burka could damage Australia's trade relations with Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.

"George is a good mate but we don't necessarily agree on every issue. I do a lot of business into Indonesia, I do a lot of business into Saudi Arabia, and I want to make sure we continue to do that," he said.

"They don't insult me and I'm going to make sure that I don't insult them."

The Federal Government has made it clear it will not be banning the burka.

Attorney-General George Brandis received bipartisan applause in Parliament last month when he rebuked One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's call for a similar ban.

The One Nation leader wore a burka during Question Time in the Senate, prompting a rethink about dress standards in Federal Parliament.


Source: ABC



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Moscow, Russia

An aerial view of Muslims praying outside the Moscow cathedral mosque during Eid al-Adha.


Source: The Guardian



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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs



Caste Is Stunting All of India’s Children
Fears of impurity continue to steer Indians away from toilets — and towards deadly faecal germs


 ..........It is not in the poorest, least educated, or worst governed villages or states of India where open defecation remains most common.


It is in the places where most people are willing to tell a surveyor that they enforce the casteist rules of untouchability in their interactions with lower caste people.


Indian Muslims, who have different ideas about purity, pollution, and propriety than Hindus, are more likely to use latrines.


Open defecation in Muslim neighbourhoods is so much lower than it is in Hindu neighbourhoods that Muslim children are more likely to survive infancy, despite being poorer. 



Full article in FOREIGN POLICY


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Mosques turned into Shelters in US








George Galloway's Eid Message

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Muslims in American History: A Forgotten Legacy

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What do you know about Muslim immigration to America?

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History and contribution of the Afghan community in Australia



Federal Member for Holt, Anthony Byrne, spoke in Federal Parliament about the history and contribution of the Afghan community in Australia.











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Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 15 September 2017

TOPIC"Lessons from the story of Hazrat Ibrahim" PART 1

IMAM: Uzair Akbar



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

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TOPIC: "Can we ask Allah WHY?"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar


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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 15 September 2017

TOPIC“Repentance will close the doors of calamities”

IMAM: Hafiz Rashid Ali




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Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore's first female president; first Malay leader in 47 years 


Former speaker of Singapore's parliament, Halimah Yacob, arrives at the Elections Department after she was given the certificate of eligibility to contest the election by the Presidential Elections Committee in Singapore September 11, 2017


SINGAPORE: Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than 47 years, after the Elections Department (ELD) said on Monday (Sept 11) that only one individual qualified for the inaugural reserved Presidential Election.

Among those who submitted application forms, only one individual received both Certificate of Eligibility and Community Certificates, said the ELD in its statement which did not name the individual.

Halimah, 62, is the only candidate who automatically qualifies for the election having served as a Speaker of Parliament for more than three years.



New Straits Times


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 Letters to My Elders in Islam


Jerald F. Dirks





As a 1993 convert to Islam, Dr. Dirks uses an informal letter-writing format to raise a number of important issues.


The topics covered are varied, both in style and content.


Some letters are light, humorous, and tongue-in-cheek, while others are of the utmost seriousness (e.g., so-called honor killings, spousal abuse, and terrorism).


While a firm believer in Islam, the author does not hesitate to cast a jaundiced eye from time to time at the faults, foibles, and shortcomings of the Muslim community in America and around the world.


Other topics include Islamic education, politics, world affairs, and the sociology and psychology of being a Muslim in America.


Addressed primarily to Muslims living in America, the book should also be of considerable interest to anyone who is interested in Islam or in the Muslim presence in America. 



Are we not like two volumes of one book?

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore


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

Then simply email the title and author to

CCN's Bookshelf

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

CCN's favourite books »


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KB says: Beef up your next pot roast Moroccan-style with this slow-cooked dish. A great thing about this dish is the meat can be prepared ahead. In fact, it'll be all the better for it.

 Morrocan pot roast 





1 whole chicken cut into pieces
2 large onions chopped
3 cloves of garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
A bunch of coriander, washed and roughly cut
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp ginger
1 tbsp turmeric
3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 tab preserved lemon
2 tbsp of oil



1) Place the chicken into a large baking dish and set aside.

2) Place the onion, garlic and coriander into a food processor and blend together until everything is chopped into tiny pieces and combined.

3) Pour the onion mixture into a large bowl and add the spices, lemon juice and oil and mix together using your hands or a spoon.

4) Using your hands take some marinade and coat each chicken well, massage it all over until well coated. Do the same for all the chicken pieces. Leave a little marinade for the potatoes and carrots.

5) Add the chopped potatoes and carrots to the bowl of the marinade mixture and mix together well. Pour the potatoes and carrots into the baking dish and distribute them evenly.

6) Add a little water to the bowl that had the marinade in it and scrape down any bits left of the marinade and pour it over the chicken. You can add extra wedges of lemon (wash the lemon thoroughly first) for a more citrus flavour or add the preserved lemons only.

7) Cover with aluminium foil and place in the oven for 45 mins, check to see if its cooked. If not leave for a further 15 mins.

8) When cooked, remove the foil and continue to cook for a further 5-10 mins so the chicken can get crispy and golden brown on top

9) Serve with couscous or rice

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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: Taking Care Of Yourself While Going Through Separation or Divorce

Relationships begin, they evolve and sometimes they dissolve. We usually say relationships are complex things to understand. Perhaps the perception needs to change. It is not relationships that are too complex to understand, it is people who fail to understand themselves first, so that they may understand another.

Having survived 11 years in a marriage that was physically violent, emotionally abusive and psychologically traumatic, I have first hand experience in feeling like the whole world was against me, like I was worthless, like I was better off dead and there was no need for me here, like it was never going to get better, like a part of me was empty and meaningless, like I couldn’t even breathe again. All of these feelings of self-loathing, self-neglect and negative perceptions became my daily companion when I separated from my ex-husband.

Now, six years later, I know firmly in my heart with absolute faith that the following ayat from Surah Al-Baqarah is most relevant when I reflect on how I survived those terrible feelings of self-loathing and worthlessness:

Surat Al-Baqarah (ayat 286)

“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns...”

Going through separation or divorce can bring about negative perceptions of the world, others and self. More than ever, it is during this phase that one needs to consciously practise daily ibadah and self-care. As muslims, we know that ALLAH is the best of planners. Practise these self-care strategies and have faith that ALLAH has put you to this and HE will put you through it and give you what is best for you and your deen, In SHAA ALLAH.

Nine Self-Care Strategies When Going Through Separation or Divorce

1. Self-Compassion - blame is pointless and keeps one stuck in the past. The whole idea is to live “through” the pain and grow from it to be better and to move on with hope and faith. Blaming yourself or another will cause further pain and anguish. One of the best ways to practise self-compassion is to express gratitude for everything, even those experiences that were painful. Thank ALLAH for helping you survive them. Thank ALLAH for making you stronger and wiser.
2. Re-visit your life’s purpose and dreams - when you were younger you must have had some dreams or goals about how you envision your life to be. Re-visit these goals and dreams and try to understand how you can move towards them. Perhaps you never pursued them because of various reasons. Now that you have started a new chapter in life, use your energy into realising your purpose.
3. Talk it out but don’t gossip - speak to positive people and a trusted professional about your feelings. Let things out and unburden, however, be mindful that you are not bad-mouthing your ex-spouse. Refrain from talking all day, everyday about your breakup to different members of the family and relative circle. This inevitably turns into a gossip session. As Muslims, our communities are close knitted and people know each other. Be mindful of your words, in case they may be misconstrued and cause hurt to another person.
4. Eat, pray, sleep, exercise - keep focussing on the daily basics of life. Eat healthy meals on time, engage in daily exercise so that your body releases endorphins,the “happy hormones”, sleep for at least 7 hours, and be sure to commit to daily prayers, dhikr and silent moments of reflection.
5. Tahajjud salah and silence - try getting up for Tahajjud salah as much as you can. This will help you overcome any kind of confusion you may be going through regarding your separation or divorce. After your Tahajjud salah, ask ALLAH the questions you need answered and sit in silence. Have faith that HE will give you wisdom, signs and inspiration to make choices that will be good for you and your deen.
6. Start learning something new - whether it is something creative like a new craft or a new language, now is a good time to start learning something new. This will help you keep your mind engaged in something productive instead of allowing your mind to dwell on the past and bring about anxiety for an imagined future.
7. Rearrange your room and de-clutter your living space - movement of energy and positive vibrations in the home is vital. Create a space for yourself which will be your sanctuary. Rearrange furniture and add new colours in order to breathe new life into your home, filling it with light and joy.
8. Detox your body daily - one of the best strategies for detoxing your body is to drink plenty of water and excrete toxins from your body. When your body repairs and replenishes from the inside, your immunity and overall health improves.
9. Practice awareness exercise daily - this is a 3 to 5 minute body scan meditation activity. Email or text me if you would like a FREE AUDIO to practise a guided awareness exercise. This daily exercise of the mind brings about clarity and awareness. It makes you understand the difference between your responses and reactions. Mastering your responses is how you begin living life with immense joy and absolute faith in ALLAH alone, instead of reacting to circumstances and living in fear.

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Why Me Syndrome

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 Keeping weight off as you age

It seems putting on weight is easier than losing it, as the years go by.

Changes in your activity levels, eating habits, hormones and how your body stores fat can play a role.


A few simple steps can help stave off the weight.

  • Eat more fruit & veggies – Fill half your plate with them at every meal. They are filled with nutrients & may keep you fuller for longer.

  • Don’t skip breakfast – It kicks your metabolism into gear and can help curb the mid-morning hunger. Smaller meals or healthy snacks throughout the day will also keep your appetite in check.

  • Drink more water – The body can confuse thirst for hunger, so keep your water intake up.

  • Stay away from the sweet stuff and try not to have dinner too late.

  • Make time for exercise – walking, gardening, etc. Whatever the activity you enjoy, be sure to pencil it into your diary.

  • Build muscle – keep strong by lifting weights or doing body-weight exercises.

  • Get good sleep – Make sure to get enough rest at night for the body to rest and recover.




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Mula Nasruddin and an Australian were arguing about their two countries.

And the Australian said, "Look, in my country I can walk into the Prime Minister's office and pound the PM's desk and say "Mr Turnbull I don't like the way you are running our country.""

And Mula Nasruddin said, "I can also do that in my country.

The Australian said, "You can?"

Mula Nasruddin says, "Yes I can. I can go to King Abdullah bin Hassan, pound my fists on his desk and say, "King Abdullah, I don't like the way Mr Malcolm Turnbull is running his country".


Apolitical Aphorisms

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

~ Tex Guinan ~


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An Ayaat-a-Week






Woe to those who give short measure, who demand of other people full measure for themselves, but give less than they should when it is they who weigh or measure for others! Do these people not realize that they will be raised up on a mighty Day, a Day when everyone will stand before the Lord of the Worlds?

 ~ Surah Al-Mutaffifin 83:1-6


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"Your living is determined

not so much by what life brings to you

as by the attitude you bring to life;

not so much by what happens to you

as by the way your mind looks at what happens."

~ Khalil Gibran



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

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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.





Human Appeal Rohingya donation

Human Appeal bank details:


BSB: 062191

ACC: 00903948

ACC name: HAIA

Commonwealth bank

Ref: Rohingya

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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17 September


MULTI-FAITH Prayer for Peace

ICQ et al

King George Square

0430 029 718

5.30 to 7.30pm

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


28 October


Muslimah Night Bazaar
Sisters only event

Umm Abdullah

45 Acacia Road, Karawatha (ICB)

0406 273 434

4pm to 9pm

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


Download the programme here.


For further information:
Phone 07) 3809 4600










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: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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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Islamic Relief Australia

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Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

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Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

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Human Appeal International Australia  Always with you on the road to goodness

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

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Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

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Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

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Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

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