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Sunday 19 November 2017 | Issue 0680


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AIIC Year-12 graduates and staff of the AIIC celebrate achievements at Michael's Restaurant

Parents, teachers and community leaders came together at Michael's Oriental restaurant this week to celebrate the graduation of 18 of the Year 12 students of the Australian International Islamic College.


In addition to their graduation certificates, students were presented with a number of awards by their teachers for excellence in subjects.


The 2017 Dux Award went to Sarah Ahmed and Samir Ali received the Islamic Ethos Award.


The MC role on the night was performed by teacher Ms Lee Vang.


The keynote address was delivered by Mr Faisal Hatia who was also presented with the school's inaugural Community Award in memory of Haja Salima Bi Bi Azhari. The late Haja Salima was a founder member the Darul Uloom Acadamy of Brisbane and the Brisbane Muslim School in Buranda and the Australian International Islamic College in Durack.


Special acknowledgments were made to Dr Mustafa Ally and Mr Tahir Ali for their contributions to the school.



Community Award in memory of Haja Salima Bi Bi Azhari awardee, Mr Faisal Hatia (right) with School Administrator, Mr Mohammed Ally (left), and School Founder, Imam Abdul Quddoos Azahri (centre)

10 years at AIIC, teachers Mr Irfan Meduselac (left) and  Mrs Zeba Khan (right) with School Principal Mrs Mariam Banwa (2nd from right)


2017 School Dux, Sarah Ahmed

Islamic Ethos Award, Samir Ali, and Mr Shahid Khan (right)

Dr Mustafa Ally



Australian National Titration Competition (ANTC) winners, (l to r) Sara Ahmed, Rumana Akter and Kushidah Binti Mohd Ayub




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Sahal with his Metropolitan East outfit and the sought-after Queensland cap.

Sahal Khatree (son of Raeesa and Zubair Khatree) represented the district of Metropolitan East during a 5-day tournament last week.


Twelve teams comprising 12 players each participated.


From these 144 players, twelve were selected to represent Queensland in the Australian 10-12-year-old Championships to be held in January 2018 in New South Wales.

Sahal was one of the twelve selected and he was awarded his Queensland School Cricket cap. He captured 4 wickets for 17 runs in the final match, taking his tally to 10 wickets for the tournament.


Sahal is the first student of his school, JPC, to be selected for the state team for cricket in this age group.


Congratulations, Sahal.



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The inaugural Qld Imams vs law enforcement (QPS/AFP) football tournament took place at the Bosniac Islamic Centre (BIC).

The tournament was also part of the celebrations for the BIC’s 3rd year anniversary.

The Imams of Qld were comprehensive winners over QPS, 5-2 in the grand final.

Player of the tournament was Imam Imraan Hussein (Gold Coast).

"There has been some very positive feedback about the wonderful atmosphere on the day, the mix of sport, creating a great vibe and a sense of goodwill," tournament organizer, Sgt Jim Bellos, told CCN.


"The concept was well embraced by everyone."

Next year the organisers will be looking to expanding the format to four teams to include the Muslim youth.


Imam of the Rochedale Mosque, Imam Sifet Omerovic

Man of the Match, Imam Imraan Husain



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Peter Russo MP fund raiser


(l to r) Mr Hamid Kassim, Mr Fakhri Samsodien, Mr Hashim Hatia, Shadow Minister Mr Tony Burke, Mr Peter Russo MP





(l to r) Mr Hussin Goss, Dr Mazhar Haque-(gastroenterologist), Mr David Forde, Dr Mohammad Islam (medical oncologist), Shadow Minister for Citizenship Mr Tony Burke, Member for Toohey, Mr Peter Russo MP, Dr Fatima Ashrafi (obstetrician gynaecologist) and Dr Nizam Dastagir (medical specialist)







Meeting with  Terri Butler MP


Ms Terri Butler MP (third from right) met with locals from Queensland's Bangladeshi community, who came to see her about the mass displacement of Rohingya people in Myanmar.


The meeting was organized by Dr Fatima Ashrafi (second from right)


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Campbell McPhee of Western Meat Exporters at Charleville in western Queensland

A WESTERN Queensland abattoir manager has delivered an embarrassing smackdown to One Nation leader Pauline Hanson over her stance on halal certification.

Western Meats Exports Managing Director, Campbell McPhee – one of the biggest employers in the Charleville region said Senator Hanson’s claims that halal certification is funding terrorism groups was incorrect and was an important part of his business.

Senator Hanson has long been a critic of halal certification, raising question marks over where they money is going, however Mr McPhee rubbished those claims, saying instead he has a relationship with his provider and was “comfortable” with how they operated.

“I have spoken to One Nation in the past about Halal and who I provide funding for, it’s a very small percentage,” he said.

“What I gain from doing Halal greatly outweighs the cost and I have a relationship with my provider and I am very comfortable with the people I deal with, I know who they are and what they are doing - I am very comfortable.”

Mr McPhee said having the certification allowed him to “value add” to his business.

“I don’t see Halal as an issue, Halal is a certain type of a certain brand that we do - there is no difference to the humane slaughter we provide to be a T2 plant, we have to abide by the highest animal welfare.

We are hellbent in having our animal welfare upheld and that’s why we have an onplant vet to inspect every animal, inspect the slaughter process, we have four Government officers down the line to make sure this happens.”


The Courier Mail



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The Islamic Society of Toowoomba hosted One Nation's Toowoomba North Candidate Mr Paul Wilson and South Candidate Mr Jeremy Scamp at a meeting with the representatives of Muslim community of Toowoomba.

"We discussed a range of issues related to the community and controversial policies of One Nation. I expressed my particular concerns about their official policy to abolish Multiculturalism, ban mosques, stop welfare payments to Muslims, stop Muslim migration, and spreading of false stories on Islam and Muslims," Prof Shahjahan Khan said about the meeting.

"It was a friendly meeting and we hope the meeting will open the doors to engage with each other to build a united community with mutual understanding and respect," Prof Khan added.


Toowoomba North Labour party candidate, former Attorney General of Qld, Mr Kerry Shine was also hosted by the Society following this meeting.




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In a dark and nearly empty fifth floor office near the Adelaide CBD we find the Islamic Association of South Australia.

It consists of Imam Mohammed Tawhidi, his loyal assistant Haider and mahogany furniture.

This man has been ridiculed, denounced, spat on, roughed up and shamed.


The few who applaud Tawhidi say it is because he is brave enough to stand up to the toxic extremism which has infiltrated Australia.

If you ask radio jocks and conservative commentators, you will be told Tawhidi is a hero speaking the truth.

Ask the Left and you’ll be told he is a "fake sheikh" – a charlatan who has been discredited after overselling his credentials.

Ask the man himself and he’ll tell you he is doing God’s work – fulfilling a destiny to clean out the radicals from his religion after escaping a path that was leading him towards fundamentalism earlier in life.

In one breath, Tawhidi is humble – "I woke up and become an Imam of peace and I go around and there has been no reception whatsoever."

In the next, delusional – "I will say this because of my studies on counter-terrorism, I feel I’m qualified. If the United States cracks down on Iran and its regime, Iran will fund ISIS".

The counter-terrorism studies Tawhidi is referring to is a free online overseas course with a certificate that can be purchased for $49. It took him 12 weeks to complete from home.

But press him on his qualifications and he will tell you he “studied at Harvard and Georgetown universities”.

And herein lie the roots of Tawhidi’s troubles.


9 News





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The cast of SBS' new series Muslims Like Us

A Muslim take on Big Brother will be one of the highlights of SBS's line-up in 2018, as the broadcaster seeks fresh ways of fulfilling its charter obligation to "inform, educate and entertain all Australians and, in doing so, reflect Australia's multicultural society".

In Muslims Like Us, 10 Australian Muslims representing different aspects of the faith will spend eight days cooped up in a share house, cameras on them around the clock.

"We've cast it so we represent different spectrums of the faith, geographical diversity, gender diversity, age diversity, sexual diversity," said Marshall Heald, the network's director of TV and online content. "We want to demystify and explode some of the stereotypes about the community and give people a far better sense of the diversity within it."

But Mr Heald refused to be drawn on whether or not the cast would include a representative of the extremist brand of Islam.

"I wouldn't use that word, but we're definitely looking at people from all aspects of the faith, so some people have more hardline views than others," he said.

Are we talking IS hard line?

"I'm probably not comfortable going further into it now."

Whatever the constitution of its cast, the show is bound to get people talking, which is precisely the point.

"We're always looking to provoke with purpose. We're trying to create a more cohesive society, and we're looking for creative, cut-through approaches to issues," Mr Heald said. "It's only through debate that people can get to understand different perspectives, and that's good for everyone. We want to be broadly inclusive of opinion."




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Kevin Andrews has argued that Jewish and Muslim bakers should be able to refuse services to couples of the other faith.

Liberal MP Kevin Andrews says a Jewish baker should be able to refuse to serve a Muslim couple and vice versa.

He made the comments while arguing bakers should be able to refuse services to same-sex couples for a wedding if they held a religious view against same-sex marriage.

Asked if a Jewish baker should be able to deny a Muslim couple a cake, he said: “Why not?”.

“This goes to fundamental religious beliefs and beliefs of conscience and it's only in relation to that,” he told Sky News on Tuesday after the Yes result in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey was handed down.

“I don’t have a problem with that, I don’t have a problem at all.”


Mr Andrews argued a Muslim supplier could already make decisions on the types of products they sold, such as halal goods.

“So we already accept this in relation to other services being provided,” he said.

“It’s only in relation to a wedding ceremony itself that we’re talking about.

“It’s not just somebody walking off the street and saying, ‘I want to buy a cake’, and you say, ‘Oh no you can’t buy a cake, so it’s restricted to that’.”




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Fears about Muslims, mosques and home-grown terrorists are hitting the headlines. Mosque leader Imam Uzair is doing all he can to guide his community through these troubled times, and embrace multiculturalism, but he soon finds himself confronting crisis after another. Meanwhile, as Christmas approaches, a controversial YouTube video has gone viral among the Muslim and non-Muslim community. Determined to confront extremists head-on, Ali issues a statement, but just 12 hours later, there's backlash within his own community.


FINAL EPISODE 3: Wednesday 22 November, 8.40pm on SBS



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Kerrie and Mobinah have very different views on Islam in Australia.


What happens when they sit down to talk?


Australia’s national conversation about Islam is often heated, sometimes abusive.

Kerrie and Mobinah were both born in Australia but they have very different backgrounds — and contrasting perspectives on Islam.

Kerrie fears the spread of Islamic terrorism in Australia. Mobinah thinks a lot of the fear is driven by ignorance. They’ve promised to hear each other out.




Mobinah says Western societies have gender roles, and so too does Islam.

Mobinah: “I feel like I have equal opportunity to a Muslim man. Explain to me why you think I wouldn’t.”

Kerrie: “Not you personally ... but there are many Muslim women that practise their Muslim faith differently, yes?”

Mobinah: “That’s a good point. But I just want to say that I don’t represent the entire Muslim community. I don’t represent oppressed women as well as liberated women. I’m just me.”

Kerrie: “I see sometimes on TV little bits here and there of males but I think from a woman’s point of view there doesn’t seem to be a voice for the women.”

Mobinah: “There are so many incredible females Muslim leaders within our country but you don’t hear about them because the media don’t want to promote them.”


Source: ABC News







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Kiev, Ukraine

Boys play on a trampoline at the Ar-Rahma mosque in Kiev, Ukraine.


Source: The Guardian



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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs



The Ongoing Genocide in Myanmar – The Final Episode of a Master Plan for Extermination of Rohingyas: Needs urgent actions of world leaders  

By Professor Shahjahan Khan PhD, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; and Expatriate Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS)



The long term process of extermination of the Rohingyas is all very well known to the whole world. This includes systematic mass killing of a helpless civilian population, indiscriminate gang rapes of girls and women, burning of thousands of homes and places of worship, and forcing them to leave their ancestral land. This horrific destruction of the most persecuted ethnic minority of the world has been happening with madness, arrogance and total disregard for any human rights and international obligations of Myanmar military led government and Buddhist nationalist thugs.

If history is any evidence, then former Burmese and current Myanmar Government not only has a long record of deliberately denying facts on its criminal acts but also shifting the blames on the victims. Fabricated stories coming from the Myanmar Government officials and military leaders that the Rohingyas burned their own homes in Rakhine are only a part of the mountain of lies they have been using to hide their heinous crime.
Myanmar Government has been also accused of oppressing a number of other ethnic groups such as Kachin, Chin, and Shan. These groups have been fighting against the Myanmar Government to gain freedom from the army-led rule and systematic discrimination. Many armed fighters of these groups are active in the southern Myanmar bordering northern Thailand. 




7 questions Muslims are tired of hearing

By By Adeel Qureshi, Associate Producer of The Mosque Next Door




These are only just some of the questions, based on prevalent misconceptions about the Muslim community, that people keep on asking.

Muslims seem to be this era’s hot topic. To some degree, it’s understandable. ISIS-related terrorist acts have grabbed media headlines over recent years, adding fuel to the fire in an already turbulent Middle East, and inspiring a chain of horrific terrorist attacks around the world- all in the name of Islam. So, of course, the world’s gaze turns to this religion to understand what exactly is going on.

Various aspects of Islam are constantly debated, dissected and discussed by the media so it’s natural that some non-Muslims become curious; what are they really teaching in those mosques? Who’s really hiding under that burqa? (Hint: it might be Senator Hanson) Why can’t ‘they’ live peacefully with ‘us’?

Now don’t get me wrong. In a healthy, cohesive society contentious issues ought to be debated. But there’s a fine line between curiosity and ridiculousness, and all too often it seems that the questions we get- no thanks to some hysterical media and populist politicians- are of the latter kind. Here’s a quick collection of my seven favourites.


Regardless of how tiresome these questions can get, the fact is that other Muslims and I will keep getting them – not because people are necessarily Islamophobic or ill-intending. But because the cacophony of discussion on all things Muslim (whether on social media, on television or by politicians) means that there’s a constant stream of misinformation. Sometimes intentional sometimes not. That means that a lot Muslims are happier receiving thorny questions in person than people looking for answers online.

But it’s tiring to constantly be the news cycles hot topic, or being viewed as a security threat rather than an ordinary person, or being constantly talked about and not being talked to. Hopefully, this little piece can give a little more perspective, a little more nuance for the next time you talk to a Muslim you know.



Now as a male, I don’t have the weight of personal experience on my side to answer this question, but I’ve heard enough frustrated female friends rant about this to know this common question needed discussing.

The operative word here is ‘make’: it takes away agency from Muslim women and implies their lack the capacity to make decisions themselves. I also can’t answer this question for women who choose to wear the hijab - the reasons could be as diverse as the women who choose to wear it. But curiosity is great! And if you’re wondering why an acquaintance or friend of yours wears the hijab, ask them. But do them a favour and try to appreciate their point of view, even if you don’t understand it.


Source: SBS





Why Jacqui Lambie Doesn’t Deserve To Be Glorified (extracts)
By Osman Faruqi



ex-Senator Lambie

The reaction to Lambie’s departure has been markedly different to most of the other dual citizen MPs. Senators as diverse as Pauline Hanson, Penny Wong and Nick McKim lined up to hug her goodbye. Speeches were made, eulogies written.

Lambie is being remembered because she was a rare kind of politician: someone who didn’t emerge from the political class and seemed like a regular person. And while this is something that deserves to be acknowledged, too much of the commentary around her departure uses that as an excuse to ignore her regressive policies targeting refugees and the Muslim community.

But her position on social issues and immigration in particular left a lot to be desired. Like Hanson, she supports a ban on the burqa. Like Hanson, she has expressed support for Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and called for a version of it to be implemented in Australia. She has also called for refugees entering Australia to be electronically tagged, and linked refugees to terrorism, without any evidence.

An article in The Sydney Morning Herald made a similar point:

“Lambie’s views on Islam and refugees made her unpalatable to many. I suspect those views are widely held by many working-class Australians so, in that sense, they are representative. It wasn’t always pretty, but Lambie had what politicians are always trying to fake: authenticity.”

“Her crusade against the burqa and sharia law (which she appeared to misunderstand) was flat-out Islamophobic,” it went on. “Her call to follow the Trump example and ban Muslim immigrants was ugly. But when it came to sticking up for the disadvantaged, Lambie was compelling, because she had lived hard, and she didn’t present this hard-living in a palatable, pretty Cinderella-story way.”

There are a few, glaring problems with this perspective. Firstly, why are Lambie’s positions on immigration and the Muslim community contrasted directly against her approach to the “disadvantaged”? Why does standing up for working class welfare recipients give you a free pass when it comes to demonising another disadvantaged section of the community?

Lambie was the antithesis of that in her background and in her abrasive, direct style. And we found it refreshing. But her background shouldn’t be used to excuse her strategy of demonising migrants and Muslims. Many migrants and refugees have had similar experiences to Lambie. Her inability to show empathy towards them can’t be ignored just because she stood up against the government’s cuts to welfare.

If commentators and the public are looking for politicians to laud, there are enough examples floating around of people who stand up for the disadvantaged and for migrants. Some of them even happen to be migrants from working-class backgrounds!


full piece in the JUNKEE



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Women Wear Hijabs For A Day

Islam is the religion of peace and safety  







Russian troll triggers right-wing re-action

The Independent












Ali Kadri on ABC DRUM






On The Drum: John Barron is joined by Ali Kadri from the Islamic Council of Queensland, Peter Lewis from polling firm Essential, former NSW Liberal leader Kerry Chikarovski and former Greens leader Christine Milne.








The 100% All-American halal burger

Eater Detroit



Detroit's famous nacho cheeseburger is 100% halal and hiding at one local gas station










Tafseer of Surah At-Takathur by Umm Bilal

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Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 17 November 2017

TOPIC"Our Qibla" PART 5

IMAM: Uzair Akbar









Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 17 November 2017


IMAM: Akram Buksh










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 17 November 2017

TOPIC: "Tips that help one lower the gaze (Ghadd-ul-Basar)"

IMAM: Mossad Issa










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 17 November 2017

TOPIC: "The effect of Quran on hazrat Umar"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar


Summary by Mohideen: Mufti Junaid continued the story of harat Umar from last week where Umar was going to deal with his sister accepting Islam. After going to his sister’s house, he asked her what she was reading and Mufti explained her response and subsequent beating of his brother in law and sister. The sister responded after getting slapped by Umar, saying do whatever you want but we believe in Allah and his prophet (pbuh). Umar asked his sister to give him what she was reading and when he read bismillah he trembled. In between delivering the story of Umar Mufti diverted and gave many lessons and stories of how Umar use to cry a lot when reading the Quran and asked where do we stand when Quran is read. He said many today don’t even understand surah Al-Fathiha. He warned a person who does not pray rejects 750 ayahs every day. He said that the prophet (pbuh) said if you want to be in my company in Jannah then increase your sujood by doing extra prayers. He concluded by saying he will continue the rest of the story next week.



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 17 November 2017

TOPIC“All our actions are being recorded”

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali  




Summary by Mohideen: Mufti Naeem Ali started off with saying how Allah has said in the Quran that whatever good deeds a person does will not go to waste and Allah will reward for those good deeds. He explained how the reward for good deeds get multiplied and bad deeds is not multiplied hence the favour Allah has given to the ummah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He spoke about how the sahabi Muaz ibn Jabal requested the prophet (pbuh) for some advice and the prophet (pbuh) gave him three advices and he went on to explain the three advices. The first advice is, whenever you do a sin, do some good deed, the second advice is to be shy with Allah and the third advice is to establish your prayers as if it is the last prayer in your life. He concluded in advising the people to come to the Masjid for salah. 



Past Kuthba recordings





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The forgotten Muslim heroes who fought for Britain in the trenches 


The stories of the 2.5 million Muslims who travelled to Europe to fight for the allies during the first world war are finally being told


Algerian soldiers on the way to the western front arrive in Paris in 1914.

UK: A biting wind whips across the rolling countryside, cutting through the crowd gathered on a hillside overlooking Notre Dame de Lorette, France’s national war cemetery. Huddled amid what remains of the 440 miles of trenches that made up the western front, they shudder out of shock and surprise rather than cold while listening about life for the men who endured the horrors of the first world war.

More than 1.5 billion artillery shells fell in this part of northern France, close to the town of Arras, prompting soldiers to nickname the farmland in which they fought “the hell of the north”, or poignantly, “the cemetery”. It is the experiences of some of their Muslim comrades, however, that particularly capture the crowd’s imagination, drawing looks of disbelief at a history that has never been fully told.

Having travelled thousands of miles from hotter climes, these soldiers went into the trenches with imams whose duties included leading group prayers and reciting the call to prayer into the ears of the dying. Special orders had been issued on when and how to pray. “If the war is intense and the Muslim does not have a moment of peace to fulfil his prayer he can just move his head and torso,” said a declaration from French high command. “In the case where there are moments of calm, one can complete the prayer together.”

Hot halal food was routinely served, prepared by cooks who had accompanied the men. When medical supplies ran out, some of these soldiers used traditional herbal medicines from their homelands to help treat injured comrades, whatever their faith. Others taught their folk songs to those serving alongside them, whatever their language, in between the brutal onslaughts of trench warfare.

The evidence of their sacrifice is on display in a corner of Notre Dame de Lorette, which contains the graves of 40,000 French soldiers who fell on the western front. The Muslim headstones are distinguishable not just by their Islamic inscriptions but because they also tilt eastwards towards Mecca. They were designed by the French painter Etienne Dinet, who converted to Islam in 1908      



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Muslim art student 'forced to drop out of college after refusing to draw naked models' 


Maryam Adam said "There are Muslims who don't mind taking part in classes like this, but I was not one of them."



Maryam Adam has always loved art and creativity

UK: Maryam Adam thought everything had fallen into place when she got accepted to study for an art foundation course at The Royal Drawing School in London. The 18-year-old had spent a year thinking she would apply to study dentistry at university to appease her mum who was worried about her future - but Maryam knew her own mind.

From making personalised cards and canvases for her friends on their birthdays it was clear she had been passionate about art her whole life, and decided she couldn't live her life according to how someone else wanted her to, she told IBTimes UK.

When applying for degrees and foundation years... I didn't realise how little my faith and my race was represented in the art scene.

Unfortunately, tackling family pressures wasn't to be the toughest obstacle she would face. On the first day of her course, she watched her classmates begin to meet one another.

"I was in the waiting room being told that there was no way I could continue the course without taking part in the nude life drawing class... I told the course director how uncomfortable I was with taking part and that it was against my religion but their school policy on 'Equality and Diversity' didn't mean anything on that day," she claims.

What's more, she tried her best to compromise and tells IBTimes UK: "I asked if the models could be clothed if or if I could only do parts of the body, but the answer was still 'no'."

Maryam stresses that this isn't a strict faith issue but something she personally isn't comfortable with. She says: "there are Muslims who don't mind taking part in classes like this, but I was not one of them."

I remember how upset and helpless it made me feel, I was thinking more about the fact that I didn't know what I was going to do

Her mind went blank; the only thing she could think was that it felt unfair. What else could she do to get an art degree when they all require foundation years?

In the end she decided to drop out and leave the course.

Her family and friends have been incredibly supportive and not questioned her decision to stick to her guns but often the situation weighs on her. She says: "Being a South Asian Muslim living in London is already a unique experience but being an artist also creates a new scene entirely.

"I had to come to terms about not being able to stay in the Asian comfort zone with my friends who study sciences and the effect is that people find it hard to look past your colour or faith and sometimes when you stand alone, you're seen as the spokesperson for your whole faith or community."

IBTimes UK was told by Mark Chester, Executive Director of the Royal Drawing School: "We recognise that life drawing is not suitable for everyone and encourage students to discuss any issues with us.

"Working directly from the unclothed figure is an age-old practice that allows students to see the structure and anatomy of the body with the intention of developing other areas of investigation such as drawing clothed figures or imagined ones."

The school has apologised for the situation and offered to find some compromise - a potentially positive step in an otherwise unfortunate situation.

"We are sorry that we did not make it clearer at an earlier stage that life drawing and working from unclothed models was a core part of the curriculum and we are contacting Maryam to see if there is another course we could recommend that does not involve life drawing, either with us or somewhere else, to help develop her artistic practice."

Since she's had a few weeks to reflect her outlook on the situation has completely changed. She says: "I think art for me has always embodied the idea of freedom and freedom in whatever you want to do.

"At this school I was made to feel like drawing naked people had to be the norm for everybody but I didn't want to have to find my way around it with the course director. I didn't want to make compromises and beg for some sort of place. I just wanted to be me." 

IB Times


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Barbie reveals first hijab-wearing doll inspired by trailblazing US fencer 


Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first American to compete at the Olympics while wearing a hijab



US Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad unveils the new doll

US: The manufacturer of the Barbie doll has revealed its latest figurine is inspired by Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year's Olympics while wearing a hijab.

Mattel Inc said the doll will be available online next Autumn.

The doll is part of the Barbie "Shero" line that honours women who break boundaries.

Past dolls have included gymnast Gabby Douglas and Selma director Ava DuVernay.

Ms Muhammad said on Twitter that she was "proud" that young people will be able to play with "a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!"

Ms Muhammad, part of the US fencing team and the first American to compete at the Olympics while wearing a hijab, won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio Games.

During the Olympics Ms Muhammad drew criticism after she described the US as a dangerous place for Muslims, telling the Daily Beast she did “not feel safe” as a Muslim living in America.

Ms Muhammad is also a sports ambassador and works on the US State Department’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sport Initiative. She also runs a clothing company, named Louella, which she set up with her siblings. It manufactures modest clothes for women.  



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Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate 


Prague Muslims

Prague, Czech Republic: Walking along the idyllic streets of Prague just blocks away from the famed Wenceslas Square, 38-year-old Palestinian-born Raed Shaikh stopped to point out a halal grocery store he and the handful of other Muslim residents in town frequent.

He then motioned towards a Middle Eastern restaurant to the right, hidden behind a small mosque.

"Here is the highest concentration of Muslims in Prague," the IT project manager said laughingly.

Though no exact figures exist, the Muslim community in the Czech Republic is small, between 5,000 and 20,000, or less than 0.02 percent of the total population.

Just a portion lives in Prague.

Yet Islam has become a hot-button topic in Czech national politics, where the power to resolve the country's hung parliament could lie with a politician whose only policy is, "No to Islam. No to terrorism".

Czech-Japanese entrepreneur Tomio Okamura and his Freedom and Direct Democracy Party (SPD) rode into parliament as the third most powerful party after the recent October nationwide elections, with no discernible policy other than to drive Islam completely out of the Czech Republic.

The campaign slogan was convincing enough for the newly formed SPD to scoop significant votes in its first ever electoral race.  

AL Jazeera


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The Townsville Islamic Society is looking for "someone who can become part of us and lead us to the right path in this world as well as the hereafter and are keen to welcome the right person to our community."

Please send your resume/CV along with a cover letter to before 30th November, 2017.


Position Description






I am a distinction average student currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and have two years of experience in the tutoring industry. I am currently employed as a Paralegal at Havas and Dib Lawyers, a top tier law firm based on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney.

I achieved a Dux position in both Grade 11 and 12 and attended Trinity Lutheran College and Surfers Paradise State School, and am now tutoring in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. I specialize in Secondary Education and am more than capable of tutoring Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

I previously was also enrolled in a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Commerce (Finance) at the University of Sydney for two years before returning to the Gold Coast and taking up the change to a Bachelor of Laws (which I love).

I have a passion for passing on the knowledge I have worked very hard to attain and provide my students on extensive and well tested notes compiled on most subjects I tutor to ensure my students are only learning what is included in the Australian Curriculum and not redundant information that is not tested (which most textbooks contain a lot of). I focus upon specific subjects and work with students on useful skills such as exam techniques, exam preparation, study habits and more.

I not only provide standard tutoring services but make myself available around the clock for proofreading and last-minute exam/assignment preparation.

If you have any inquiries please don't hesitate to contact me via phone or email.

MOBILE NUMBER: 0403175471



• Accounting – Secondary
• Algebra
• Alternative Dispute Resolutions – Law
• Arabic – Beginner
• Biology - Primary, Secondary
• Business Studies - Secondary
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• Calculus - Secondary, Tertiary
• Communication - Secondary
• Contract Law
• Creative Writing - Primary, Secondary
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• Engineering
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• Evidence and Proof - Law

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• Legal Studies - Secondary
• Management - Secondary
• Maths - Primary, Secondary
• Mechanical Engineering
• Physical Education - Primary, Secondary
• Reading - Primary, Secondary
• Society and Culture - Secondary
• Statistics - Secondary
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Position Available - Islamic Lecturer

Al Mustapha Institute of Brisbane is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Islamic Lecturer to join our growing team of professionals. This is a permanent part-time role, commencing in February 2018, initially for Friday evenings and Saturdays.


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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: With the holidays approaching, a great idea to make these scones ahead of time, freeze and serve when needed.

 Savoury Scones  


2 cups flour
90g butter
2 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
1 tab. sugar
¼ tsp bicarb of soda
1 tsp black pepper
½ cup yogurt
¼ cup finely chopped coriander
½ cup cheese


1. Sift the dry ingredients.
2. Rub in the butter gently
3. Add the remaining ingredients.
4. Lastly add a mix of cold water and milk to form a soft dough.
5. Pat the dough down, using light fingers and form scones by using a round cutter.
6. Paste with an egg wash and sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180degrees until very light brown.

Remove from the oven, wait for the scone to cool down, slit the scone in half, spread with mayonnaise and your favourite chicken or steak filling and top with grated cheese and close.

Warm in the oven just before serving. (5 mins in a pre-heated 160degree oven)

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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


To contact Princess,  
Email:  Phone: 0451977786













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

Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic: How Self-Aware Are You?

Have you ever experienced a moment where you suddenly became aware of yourself and realised that so many minutes or hours have passed without you actually being aware of that time-lapse? That you were so engrossed in whatever you were doing that you didn’t see the world go by, didn’t hear the sounds around you, didn’t notice any smells, didn’t notice your posture or even the way you were breathing?

Self-Awareness is what the new-age gurus are calling Mindfulness. I like to call it self-awareness because it helps me understand that unless I am aware of self, I can’t be mindful in my actions.

What is Self-Awareness?

Self-Awareness is to know yourself - your personality, your beliefs, your values and morals - and to also know why you have them, so that you may have conviction in them and act mindfully. Knowing yourself is probably the most difficult thing to do because often you are so consumed by the world outside of you that you barely spend moments with yourself to experience the world inside of you.

When you disengage with the outside world to become engaged with your inner self, you will realise who YOU REALLY ARE by realising who YOU ARE NOT. For example (not an exhaustive list):

• You are not your name, you have a name, but it’s not you because it was given to you
• You are not your job title, it’s what you do because you got hired by someone
• You are not your business, it’s what you are entrepreneuring by providing a service in exchange for money
• You are not your body, it’s a physical, sensory and cellular structure that you live in
• You are not someone’s opinion about you
• You are not a label
• You are not your bank balance, your material wealth or your bloodline

When you realise the things you are NOT, you will begin to understand what you really are. You will understand that:

• You are a pure soul
• You are here in this realm for a temporary existence
• You are meant for using your sensory perceptions (see, smell, hear, taste, touch) to maintain the purity of your soul
• You are here to glorify and be grateful to your ALMIGHTY CREATOR

30-Second Strategy To Develop Self-Awareness

1. After Fajr Salah, DO NOT GO BACK TO BED.
2. Sit in silence on your prayer mat.
3. Straighten your back and let your upper body feel tall
4. Breathe in slowly and deeply, so that you feel your belly expanding
5. Hold for a few seconds
6. Breathe out slowly
7. Repeat for 10 long, deep breaths in and 10 long, deep breaths out
8. If you have more time, write in your journal and express your true feelings. (Contact me if you require help with journaling)

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Foster A Healthy Marriage With Couple Goals      

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Muslimah Mind Matters videos available on YouTube.



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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The average Aussie is sedentary for most of the day..

It’s time to sit less and move more. If you have a desk job or spend hours travelling to and from work, you may just be sitting too much.

Research shows that not being active enough is associated with a shorter life span and increased risk of chronic disease – therefore sitting is the new smoking!

While at work, or throughout the day; try standing up every 20-30
mins. This may help reverse the metabolic effects of sitting for too

Moderate exercise such as walking or cycling for about 60 – 75 mins
a day seemed to eliminate the increased risk of mortality associated
with long periods of sitting.

Get up, get out & get moving. N-JOY!




My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


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Mula Nasruddin urgently needed a few days off work, but, he knew the Boss would not allow him to take leave.

He thought that maybe if he acted 'crazy' then the Boss would tell him to take a few days off.

So he hung upside-down on the ceiling and made funny noises.

Mula Nasruddin's co-worker, Jallalludin, asked him what he was doing.

Mula Nasruddin told Jallalludin that he was pretending to be a light bulb so that the Boss might think he was 'Crazy' and would give me a few days off.

A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked, 'What the heck are you doing?'

Mula Nasruddin told him that he was a light bulb.

The Boss said, 'You are clearly stressed out.' Go home and recuperate for a couple of days.'

Mula Nasruddin jumped down and walked out of the office...

When his co-worker, Jallalludin, followed Mula Nasruddin, the Boss asked him, '..And where do you think you're going?!'

Jallalludin replied, 'I'm going home, too. I can't work in the dark.'





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An Ayaat-a-Week





The charitable men and charitable women, who have loaned Allah a loan of righteousness—it will be multiplied for them, and for them is a generous reward.

[Quran 57:18]


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"Nothing in life is to be feared,


it is only to be understood."

~ Marie Curie



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

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Dreamworld & Dial A Home Doctor Unite to Make Dreams Happen

With over 144,000 people living in Queensland with a disability, many of which also live with underlying health conditions, the team at Dial A Home Doctor thought it was time to make a difference.

Teaming up with Dreamworld, they have arranged for two privately hosted evenings to be held in November and 5,000 people with disabilities invited free of charge via the numerous organisations and community groups supporting these families.

Families across Queensland have been invited to participate in two fantastic community evenings with numerous disability groups, and schools taking advantage of free tickets.

The general public can enter to win up to 6 tickets out of the 5,000 on offer online. 10,000 tickets in total will be given away. The two privately hosted evenings are:

Night #2

25th November 2017

Dreamworld Theme Park




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QPAC: 27 November 2017


Discount Tickets now available


Maher Zain, Haris J and more world renowned NASHHED artist will be performing for a CHARITY event in QPAC.

DISCOUNT going for tickets:

Gold: $30
Platinum : $60
Discount code: SOL17QLD

Venue : Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Address : Cnr Melbourne St & Grey St, South Brisbane

Date: Monday, 27-Nov
Time : 7pm

All funds will go towards the ORPHANS.

TO PURCHASE tickets call 1300 760 155 or
Br Zakaria 0422 357 931








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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services








Al hamdulillah our centre is ready

We have started Madrasa classes

MON/TUE/WED: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SAT/SUN: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

All students are welcome

132 Eagle St, Redbank Plains

Contact Sheikh Shazad Khan

on 0402 457 854




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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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Salam aleikum everyone. This Sunday 29th of October marks 5 years since the opening of Shajarah Islamic Kindergarten back in 2012.

Alhamdulillaah since then we have come along in leaps and bounds until last year we received an Exceeding Rating in the National Quality Framework from the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care.

In March this year we were informed by the Qld government that we must relocate as they will be demolishing our building in January 2018 to make way for a new upgrade of the M1.

After 7 months of searching and exhausting all avenues we could think of as well as through whatever advice others gave us, we are able to finally announce that we have an agreement in place to lease a property in Hillcrest, just opposite Browns Plains Grand Plaza. The property is to be renovated and should be ready by the start of the school year in January 2018.

Alhamdulillaah: A big thankyou and jazakumAllaah khair to the parents of our children for their continued support and all those who have tried hard to help us and wished us well in our search for a new place. A new start for Shajarah! InshaAllaah onwards and upwards!

We will now be starting our fundraising efforts in earnest for our relocation. Our Gofundme page is here. Please help us continue the Quality Islamic Early Education we are known for inshaAllaah.

Please see our facebook page and website for updates on construction and all info and news.

















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Due to the ongoing drought affecting farmers in west Queensland, MAA have joined local organisations to help Aussie farmers in their time of need by trucking hay bales from Victoria and New South Wales to farmers in west Queensland.

Farmers impacted by drought often struggle to ask for help and many due to the financial strain of trying to keep the farm afloat also battle mental health issues.

By providing bales to help farmers feed their animals you'll be taking a huge financial burden from them as well keeping their livestock alive.



Update as at October 2017

Construction of the Cultural Centre (Dawah & Youth Centre) is progressing well.

The walls for the second floor have already been erected and very soon they will be working on the roof.

We still need donations to fund this construction.


Please donate generously.




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"If it's not here's not happening!"l)

To claim your date for your event email






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19 November


Palestinian Picnic in the Park


Whites Hill Reserve, CAMP HILL


1PM to 6PM

19 November


Treasures of Revelation: Science of the Quran

Al Kauthar

Griffith University, Nathan Campus
Theatre #1Building N18, Science Road

0438 698 328



8.30AM to 6PM

20 November



Amanah Institute

Runcorn State High School, 132 Hill Rd, RUNCORN


5.15PM to 7.45PM

24 November




19 Chisholm Rd, CARRARA

5586 6565

3.30PM to 5PM

25 November



Slacks Creek Mosque & IPDC




25 November


Annual Mild-un-Nabi

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane

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

3809 4600

3PM to Maghrib

25 November


A Night at Dreamworld


DreamWorld, GOLD COAST

0400 162 163

6PM to 12PM

27 November


Sounds of Light 2017

Human Appeal Int.




3 December





(Milad un Nabi)

12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1439


3 December



Mawlid un Nabi


Islamic Society of Algester

Algester Mosque, 48 Learoyd Rd, ALGESTER

0403 286 305


15 December



Fund raising Dinner for Rohingya victims


Justice for Rohingya

Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

0413 909 037


15 April 2018





(Ascension night)

27th Rajab 1439


1 May 2018





(Lailatul Bahrat)

15th Sha'baan 1439


17 May 2018





(start of the month of fasting)

1st Ramadaan 1439


11 June 2018





(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1439


15 June 2018





(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1439


21 August 2018





(Night of Power)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1439


22 August 2018





10th Zil-Hijjah 1439





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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Masjid As Sunnah












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




















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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Kuraby Mosque

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MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

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

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions Articles and Audio recordings

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

MCCA Islamic Finance  & Investments

Gold Coast Mosque  Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG) Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

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

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia Serving Humanity

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

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

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

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

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association

Eidfest Celebrating Muslim cultures

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

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