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Sunday 26 November 2017 | Issue 0681


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The AIIC celebrated it's students’ knowledge of the Islamic subjects taught during the year at its annual Jalsa held a few weeks ago.


This provides the whole school community an opportunity to share and reflect on the teachings of Islam.


Throughout the academic year, students have been attending lessons in the Arabic language and Islamic Studies. In addition to that, they received lessons in Quran reading and Tajweed.


The students were therefore very excited to get a chance to showcase their knowledge to their parents, teachers and the wider school community.


This year’s Jalsa contained a wide range of programs in multiple languages. Quran readings with translations, nasheeds in different languages, plays on prophetic stories, speeches on contemporary issues and multimedia presentations.




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We need to talk about organ donation: Muslim mother's plea to community



A Brisbane woman is encouraging people to discuss organ donation after two of her sons suffered from heart conditions.

Jasbinder Sanghera and her husband Abdullah were left devastated after losing their son Ameen to cardiomyopathy – a disease of the heart muscle – in 2005. He was just 16 months old.

Ameen's heart showed signs of failure and it was too late for him to receive an organ donation that could save his life.

Four years later, the Brisbane couple had another son, Jibreel. But when he was three years old, they were told he had VCLAD deficiency, a rare condition that prevents the body from properly breaking down certain fats and can affect the heart.

"It was very much like déjà vu," Ms Sanghera told SBS News.

"Not only the timing of the [same] day that they went into hospital but the way it progressed and how acutely they fell critically ill... lightning struck twice."



Jibreel was flown to Melbourne for emergency medical treatment.

Jibreel was immediately flown to Melbourne and put on a heart support system while the family waited for a suitable donor. He needed a new heart to save his life.

After a successful transplant at the end of 2012, Jibreel underwent several more surgeries - including four operations in seven days.

'Every time, I thanked God'

Ms Sanghera, a practising Muslim who also has two other children, said her faith helped her through the ordeal.

"It really can cripple you, that worry and anxiety and stress... I think the sense of peace that it [her faith] gave me was the only way I was able to move on and do my job," she said.

"When he was wheeled back into that room every time, I thanked God he had come back."



Ms Sanghera says her faith helped her get through the ordeal.

Five years on, Jibreel is fighting fit and Ms Sanghera is using his story as inspiration to speak publicly for the first time, ahead of DonateLife Thank You Day on Sunday 19 November 2017.

It is a national day dedicated to honouring all organ and tissue donors and their families.

Ms Sanghera said her knowledge of organ transplantation, particularly in relation to her faith, was limited during Jibreel’s ordeal, so she prayed for guidance to make the right decision.

Research shows she’s not alone. A study by the Organ and Tissue Authority in 2014 found that 40 per cent of Australians didn’t know if their religion supported organ and tissue donation, and 20 per cent of families that declined donation in 2014 did so over religious or cultural concerns.

According to DonateLife, an Australian Government-funded agency; Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism all support organ and tissue donation.

One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of more than ten people.

'Conversations need to be had'
Ms Sanghera was asked to tell her story to the Islamic Women's Association of Australia. She also hopes it can lead to discussions about organ donation amongst community leaders at the top.

"I think these conversations do need to be had, even within the faculty of the Imams… where they are in a position where they are doing sermons and talking to the community," she said.

"These are issues that are very relevant nowadays and I think they need to revive these types of topics and address it correctly."

In a message of support provided to DonateLife, Australia’s Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammed said: “The Muslim faith in Australia places saving a life very highly.

"It accepts organ donation during life provided it does not harm the donor and sought absolute permission, and after death in order to save a life. It is seen as an act of merit and in certain circumstances may be an obligation.”



The Sanghera family after Jibreel (front, centre) made a full recovery.




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John Howard says the argument that extra religious freedoms could mean the establishment of Islamic law in Australia was a disgraceful fear campaign.

John Howard has debunked Malcolm Turnbull’s argument that religious freedoms will lead to sharia law in Australia and ­declared he fears the fight for protections in the same-sex marriage debate will “die in the sand”.

The former prime minister, who campaigned for religious freedoms and parental rights during the same-sex-marriage postal survey, yesterday said the argument that extra religious freedoms could mean the establishment of Islamic law in Australia was a disgraceful fear campaign that was not true.

“The argument that religious freedoms will lead to the imposition of sharia law is just plain wrong and is a disgraceful appeal to community fears,” Mr Howard said.

“Sharia law cannot be introduced without state government approval and that is ­simply not going to happen. Anyone practising some of the punishments of sharia law would be committing a crime.”

The Prime Minister has cautioned against additional religious freedoms because of the danger of allowing sharia law and has created a committee, including Howard government minister Philip Ruddock to report by March on necessary religious protections in expectation of the passage of the same-sex marriage bill before Christmas.

Mr Howard, who challenged Mr Turnbull to disclose religious protections before the same-sex- marriage debate, said the government “should have had a plan” setting out religious protections in the event of a Yes vote on same-sex marriage.

He also ­predicted that the proposal for a committee to look at religious freedoms next year would mean the extra religious protections the Prime Minister promised during the same-sex debate would never come to legislation next year.

The Australian



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Myanmar’s Rohingyas: world’s most persecuted and forgotten ethnic minority needs your help




RSG,Q members Submitting a Memorundum to Mr. Grahan Perrett, MP

A Rohingya Support Group, Queensland (RSG, Q), a group of concerned people in Brisbane has since formed a team to help Rohibgyas.


It has initiated several activities. For example, they have met several Members of Parliament (Honourable Graham Perrett, Member of Morton; Honourable Jim Chalmers, Member of Rankin and Honourable Terri Butler of Griffith) and requested them to lobby the Federal Government to take up the cause with the Myanmar government to ensure their safe return to their homeland and also provide humanitarian aid at refugee camps in Bangladesh. MPs Graham Perrett and Jim Chalmers have since met Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister and also raised the issue at the parliament.


Turnbull government has since provided $20.0 million in humanitarian aid for the refugees in Bangladesh.

article written by Professor Adil Khan about the Rohingya crisis



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You See Monsters is a film about the power of art to challenge assumptions and change the way that we view the world. Commissioned by the ABC and supported by Screen Australia and Film Victoria, the documentary explores the work of a new generation of Australian Muslim artists who are fighting anti-Islamic bigotry with creativity, satire, and irreverence.


Following the creative endeavours of contemporary artists working on the fault line where art, racism, and Islam intersect. You See Monsters is an inspirational story about the capacity of art to expand our horizons and enrich the idea of what being an Australians means.




Abdul Abdullah
Cigdem Aydemir
Safdar Ahmed
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
Aamer Rahman
Sara Mansour



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Tensions are building at the mosque as leader Imam Uzair and his right-hand man Ali Kadri try to steer their community through the headwinds of Muslim and nationalist extremism. It seems everyone is ready to take offence as Ali struggles to reconcile attitudes to the hijab or head scarf and Imam comes under fire from extremists abroad, all the while dealing with the deeply emotional realities of life and death.





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A ground-breaking Channel 4 survey has revealed that almost two thirds of Muslim women married in Britain are not in legally recognised marriages, as they have not had a civil ceremony alongside their Nikah religious ceremony. Many of these women are unaware that they therefore do not have the same rights and protections afforded to couples who are married in the eyes of the law.

The survey also explored attitudes towards polygamy, finding that the vast majority of women questioned did not wish to be in a polygamous relationship, and more than a third of those who were in such a relationship had not agreed to it. (The Truth about Muslim Marriage, Channel 4, 10pm, 21st November).

One ceremony which unites virtually all of Britain’s three million Muslims is the Nikah – the traditional Islamic wedding ceremony. Ninety-nine per cent of those women questioned had a Nikah marriage. But, without having a separate civil ceremony, the Nikah alone is not a legally recognised marriage. This can cause serious problems for some people if their relationships break down.

Without the rights and protection provided by a legally recognised marriage, women are unable, in the event of a divorce, to go to the Family Court where the Judge would then have looked as a starting point at dividing their assets 50/50 depending on the needs of the couple and their children. Instead, if they cannot agree between themselves, couples who are not in a legally recognised marriage have to apply to the civil court for assets to be divided fairly, which can be time-consuming and costly.

There are no reliable figures on the extent of Nikah-only marriages in the UK, so Channel 4 worked with a group of Muslim women to undertake the first major survey of Muslim women who were married in the UK.

The survey, of 1000 women across Britain, reveals that while 78 per cent of those questioned wanted their marriage to be legally valid under British law, nearly two thirds (61%) only had a Nikah marriage, meaning that their marriage is not legally recognised. Two thirds of those who did not have a civil marriage ceremony said that they did not plan to have one in the future.

More than a quarter (28%) of those women with only a Nikah marriage did not realise that it did not give them the same rights and protections as a legally-recognised marriage.

The survey suggests that Imams could be better at explaining to couples the legal difference between a Nikah and a civil ceremony. Just one in eight of the women questioned said that their Imam had advised them on what is required to be married in the eyes of British law.

The programme interviews one woman – Rukhsana Noor, a successful IT consultant – who only had a Nikah. She says that it was only when her marriage broke down and she went to see a solicitor, that she found out she couldn’t get a divorce, as she wasn’t legally married. If Rukhsana had had a civil marriage, she could have gone to the Family Court for her divorce. The judge would then have looked at a starting point of dividing their assets 50/50 but this could have been varied depending on her and her children’s needs. Rukhsana had to go to the Civil Court to prove her financial contribution to the purchase of her house before being able to sell it. Rukhsana has now been in and out of court for five years and has spent over £100,000. In the meantime, the house has become derelict and she’s been unable to sell it.

The survey found that 89% of respondents did not want to be in a polygamous relationship. Just over one in ten of those questioned were in a polygamous relationship. And more than a third of those (37%) had not agreed to it.

Solihull born Habiba Jaan has four children. She tells the programme that after having a Nikah, she wanted to get a civil marriage, but her husband kept putting it off. She says she found out that he had been married to another woman for 13 years before he met her and had another wife as well. When she refused to carry on in a polygamous marriage, she was unable to get a divorce as she had only had a NIkah. She had to sell her house and most of her assets and ended up homeless and had a mental breakdown.


Aina Khan, a family lawyer and specialist in Islamic law, tells the programme that although many faiths are affected, the law particularly disadvantages Muslims because most don’t get married in a registered place of worship, which is one of the criteria for a marriage to be legally recognised. In fact the majority of Muslims prefer to get married either at home or in a rented hotel or hall. She says the problem is growing and that the government is failing to do anything to address it, as they say data is needed on the extent and numbers of women affected. She is lobbying for the current marriage law to make it compulsory for all faiths to register their religious marriages.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland, marriage laws have been updated so they are much simpler. There, an authorised celebrant – which includes Imams - can perform the ceremony anywhere and the marriage is legally recognised.

Two years ago the Law Commission produced a report calling for wholesale reform of the marriage act. Its author, Professor Nick Hopkins, tells the programme that what is needed is a law that works for the society we have today not the society we had in 1836. Britain’s marriage laws have changed as society has changed – for example people of the same sex can now get married. But unlike recognising the rights of people with different sexual orientations, it’s still failing to take into account the millions of people of different faiths living in modern, multicultural Britain.


Source: Channel 4


RELATED ARTICLE: The Guardian: British law must recognise Muslim marriage ceremonies



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Six individuals of Pakistani origin have featured on Forbes magazine's '30 under 30' list released on Tuesday.

The list, which is released annually, features 600 individuals making strides in 20 different industries, including art and style, education, games, food, enterprise technology and media.

The four individuals of Pakistani origin featured in the 2018 list have been selected for their achievements in the industries of retail and e-commerce, enterprise technology and education.



1. Anna Khan, 29, has made it to the list for sourcing several breakout startups since joining Bessemer Venture Partners in February 2012 — she has raised over $141 million in total financing. Khan was named a “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum and a Rock Centre Fellow by Harvard Business School.



Source: DAWN



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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.




Kerrie begins by explaining what she thinks are some key Australian values: a fair go, respect for others and the value of human life.

But Mobinah challenges her, saying those are all universal human values and suggesting that the idea of ‘Australian values’ is often used as a loaded term to ostracise people who are from other places.

Kerrie: “I don’t seem to see it from that perspective. I guess I just seem to see it from the perspective that we have certain expectations of people that come to our country that you’re going to respect our country, you’re going to respect our way of life, you’re going to appreciate what we’ve done to build the country to be what it is today ... I guess that’s what the Australian values to me really means. It’s not saying that we don’t think you have any of that.”

Mobinah: “That’s exactly what I want. I want anyone who is coming to my country to be able to love and appreciate everything it has to offer.”

Source: ABC News







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Najaf, Iraq

An Iraqi man visits the graves of fighters killed fighting Islamic State at the Wadi al-Salam cemetery in the holy city of Najaf.


Source: The Guardian



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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs



'Men Do Cry'

by Princess Lakshman (Sister Iqra)





As we observe White Ribbon Day this week to prevent men's violence against women, I wish to share a personal story. I was in a violent marriage for 10 years. It took 10 years and a brain tumour for me to finally realise that the man I was married to was killing me slowly but surely.


Now, Alhumdolillah, I have forgiven him and I have spent the last six years deconstructing my life to understand my own patterns as to why I stayed and accepted that violent, disrespectful, self-sabotaging decade of my life. Why didn't I realise my self-worth when that thunderous slap landed across my face the first time? Why did I condone such oppression? I know my patterns now and I know what never to accept anymore.


Alhumdolillah, I have remarried. To a man who respects himself enough not to disrespect another, who loves himself enough not to hate another and who is secure in himself enough not to feel insecurity by my achievements.


Self-Care and Self-Love are vital for men just as they are vital for women. Broken, damaged men will break and damage others unless they heal. Its time to understand and support these broken, damaged men to help them heal.


My poem "Men Do Cry" is dedicated to all men who are fighting their battles, yearning to be understood. #menshed #mendocry



7 questions Muslims are tired of hearing

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.

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.



This question, for me, is the most difficult to answer but the most commonly posed. Unless you live under a rock it’s difficult to ignore the issue of religiously motivated extremism. As a young Muslim, you constantly feel the pressure to explain the totality of your religion to people outside of it or prove your innocence in matters related to terrorism. But this issue requires a lot of unpacking.

First, the extremist violence perpetrated by groups like ISIS has been denounced by various Islamic organisations and Muslim scholars as fundamentally un-Islamic. Not only does ISIS represent a significant break from Islamic tradition, among their victims are Muslims that don’t agree with them.


Source: SBS





Living a translated Islam
By Nadia Selim, Centre for Islamic Thought & Education, UniSA



Nadia Selim

Umar Ibn-ul-Khattab (R.A) was to become renowned for his unfailing justice and asceticism. The story of his acceptance of Islam is well known to Muslims. A powerful man both in physique and demeanor storms home enraged by the knowledge that his sister and brother-in-law have converted to Islam. Bellowing and thundering, he is stopped cold in his tracks by the power, beauty and excellence of the Qur’an. The verses had such power over him because he comprehended them. He was shaken to his core because he filtered what he perceived through a meshwork of a deep-seated knowledge of the Arabic language and appreciation for its subtleties and cadence.

Centuries of love for the Arabic language, have been firmly rooted in the fact that Arabic was the language that Allah chose to communicate his final call to humanity. For instance, Ali Al-Farisi (901-987 CE) a famous grammarian and linguist, when asked to compare Arabic and Persian, replied that Arabic “was far superior to Persian both aesthetically and rationally”. This love for Arabic meant that Arabic was claimed by Muslims of all cultural backgrounds. Arabic became a binder of the ummah, a language of Muslims and not just a language of the Arabs. In fact, many of the renowned Arabic scholars and grammarians were of non-Arab origins.

Today, however, it has become commonplace for Muslims to practice deen without having acquired knowledge of the Arabic language or having tried to acquire it. Various societal transformations have normalized this phenomenon and made it acceptable for millions of Muslims to live a translated Islam.




White Ribbon Breakfast
By Umucaltum Hassan and Fatema Noor yr11, AIIC 




On Wednesday 22 November the Queensland Government hosted the 2017 White Ribbon Day Breakfast at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Two year 11 students from our school were selected to take part in the ceremony. For those who are not aware, White Ribbon Day is an Australian campaign to prevent violence against women.


White Ribbon Day became a national event in 1991 and was initiated by a male-led movement with an aim to raise awareness annually.


Too many Australian women live with fear and violence. Staggering statistics show that one woman is killed every week by a former or current partner.


The impact of this violence on women can be physical, sexual, psychological and emotional.


From the program we also learnt that through togetherness and eagerness to stand up against this problem there can be a bigger chance for a brighter future with no violence whatsoever.




The burka is an assault on women’s freedom
By Caroline Overington 




The burka is not a religious garment. It is not a requirement of Islam. Muslim women do not have to be covered head to hand to toe, not according to the Koran.

The Koran requires both men and women to dress modestly.

It does not say that all women — and only women — must be covered up in black cloth, revealing only the eyes.

It has nothing to do with religious freedom.

The burka is worn in cultures where the lives of women, the freedom and independence of women, is severely curtailed, and that now includes Sydney’s west, where the burka can now be seen, even on little girls.

It is used as a tool of shame, and of control.

It is designed to remind women that they are a temptation. That they are sinful. That they will be the ruination of men. That their sexuality must be controlled and contained.

It is sexist, misogynist nonsense.

Anyone who says so will assuredly be accused of “attacking Muslims” or worse, not protecting “religious freedoms.”

On this page yesterday, The Australian’s national security correspondent Paul Maley flogged Tony Abbott for hypocrisy after Abbott gave a speech, arguing for Western freedoms.

He said: “Where was Abbott when Pauline Hanson walked into the Senate chamber in a full length burka?

“Did Abbott rise up in defence of Australia’s 600,000 Muslims? Did he call a press conference and condemn Hanson for her attack on the hard-won right to free worship?”

He wondered why Abbott did not defend the “right of a Muslim woman to walk down the main street of Lakemba wearing whatever she likes.”

Instead, he said, “here was Abbott a few days after Hanson’s grubby photo op: “I understand the point she was trying to make.”

Hanson wore the burka into parliament to make a point about security issues: you can’t see who’s under it, basically. It was a stunt, and we could easily do without it, but it had nothing to do with religious freedom, because the burka is not about religious freedom.

It is the opposite. It is an assault on women’s freedom. It’s designed to keep women and girls in their place, in the home, out of commerce, under the control of men. It is anti-feminist, and therefore the antithesis of Western values, such as religious freedom.




Islamic Council Director says 40 per cent of Muslim Australians said Yes to marriage equality




Nail Aykan, the executive director ICV

It seems that a sizable proportion of Australia’s non-Anglo Celtic communities in key Labor electorates voted ‘No’ in the Marriage Equality survey. As did many traditional Australians living in these electorates. Now a perilous narrative is arising that Muslim Australians were all opposed to Marriage Equality.

Nail Aykan, the executive director of the Islamic Council of Victoria, tells Daily Review there is a “misconception that the Muslim community is homogenous and that they all voted ‘No’”.

“There is a good proportion, around 40 per cent that voted ‘Yes’, and from anecdotal evidence, overwhelmingly young Muslim women voted ‘Yes’,” Aykan says.

Some of my peers on the Left, especially those from Western Sydney, are handwringing either in surprise or shame. But why? Don’t they know their own communities?

What makes some progressive peers think that immigrant communities are less conservative than other Australians? Class, education, faith, age and family background have much to do with a citizen’s position on social issues. And the pattern shows that most largely immigrant and traditional working class seats in the outer suburbs had a higher ‘No’ vote than most inner-city and more socially and politically progressive seats.

Andrew Jakubowicz, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney, points to the successful anti-Safe Schools campaign by the ‘No’ coalition that targeted communities with traditional cultural and religious mores.

Many immigrant background Australians have low English language skills and settled here as poor rural immigrants. This group of immigrants are very different to the young Spanish, Greek, and Italian professional immigrants arriving here after the EU’s financial crisis. This latter group includes middle class Middle Eastern, Iranian and Afghani refugees who have resettled here.

Western Sydney’s ‘No’ vote reflected similar patterns in Melbourne. This shouldn’t be a surprise to activists, especially those who ‘engage with communities’.

Jakubowicz wrote in The Conversation that “in localities where there are strong communities built around Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Eastern Catholicism, African Christianities, Asian Christianities (from Catholic to Evangelical), and even in other areas with pockets of Orthodox Judaism, there were singular funnels of information presented in cultural and moral terms.”





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Visit to Gold Coast Mosque

Daar Al-Muddathir  



Muddathir Karaali and Steve Dabliz visit the Gold Coast Mosque.






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The Community Fridge - Helping Those In Need


BBC The Social



A generous shop boss has set up a community fridge filled with free food for people in need. Rekz Afzal, 31, wants to help struggling locals in Paisley ’s Ferguslie Park, an area blighted by the worst deprivation in Scotland. He has stocked the chiller at his shop in the town’s Moss Street with sandwiches, wraps and other goods. Rekz said: “I think it was a Jamie Oliver idea to encourage retailers to set up community fridges. “I wanted to do something similar in Paisley to show businesses can give something back to their community. I know just how hard it is for folk out.” Rekz is running the project as a trial and hopes others will help with donations. He added: “ Food banks do a fantastic job and the community fridge wants to add to that. It is here for everyone.”










Tafseer of Surah Al Kawthar by Umm Bilal

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Putting Your Reliance on Allah (SWT) - Logan Unit Program










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Friday khutbah (sermon)

 DATE: 24 November 2017

TOPIC"Our Qiblah" PART 6

IMAM: Uzair Akbar








Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 24 November 2017

TOPIC: "Why has Allah (SWT) Created Us?"

IMAM: Maulana Rafiqul Islam










Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 24 November 2017


IMAM: Mossad Issa









Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 24 November 2017

TOPIC: "The effect of Emaan"

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar


Summary by Mohideen: Mufti Junaid started by saying everything Allah has created in this dunya has some sort of effect and gave some examples of these effects. He also said that one cannot be a Muslim if one is not praying his fard salah. He said how the prophet (pbuh) mentioned that he would burn the houses of people who does not come to pray Fajr salah with jamaat in the Masjid. He further said that a Male’s fard salah is not accepted at home if there is no valid excuse. He advised people to live close to the masjid so that the male’s can attend the salah in congregation. He said how all four schools of thoughts confirmed that a person who does not pray becomes a murtad and needs to be imprisoned. He concluded with a story of hazrat Abu Nasar Fatah bin Shahram a well-known Muhadhis in Bagdad. 



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Friday khutbah (sermon)

DATE: 24 November 2017

TOPIC“Seerat Un Nabi” PART 1

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali  




Summary by Mohideen: Mufti Naeem started by explaining the month of Rabi Al Awal and the month our prophet (pbuh) was born. He said how Allah has conferred a great favour by sending the prophet (pbuh). He said those days in Arab world kids were sent to villages to get fresh food and air and learn the pure language of Arabic. He explained how hazrat Ali answered a question raised by a Jew and said how the believers worship Allah 24 hours a day by following the sunnah of our prophet (pbuh). He explained the story of how Haleema Sahdiya had the last choice of taking the prophet (pbuh) to the village and the miracles that happened in that journey. He concluded by requesting the congregation to read the history of our prophet (pbuh) and practice his sunnah. 



Past Kuthba recordings





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Saudi Arabia bans photos, videos at Islam’s two holiest sites 


SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia banned visitors from taking photos and videos at Islam's two holiest mosques, a statement said Thursday.

According to the Saudi General Directorate of Press and Information, the decision to prohibit photos and videos in Mecca's Masjid al-Haram, known as the Great Mosque of Mecca, and Medina's Masjid an-Nabawi, or 'The Prophet's Mosque,' was taken by the Saudi foreign ministry on Nov. 12, 2017.

The ban, which applies regardless of the objective and includes representatives of the media, was imposed to protect and preserve the holy sites, the statement said. The ban also applies to the mosques' surrounding areas.

Saudi authorities cited disturbance of worshippers at the mosques as another reason for the introduction of the measure.

"In the event of a violation of the ban, imposed to ensure the carrying out of worship in a healthier way, tools used to take photos and videos will be confiscated and legal action will be taken," the statement said.

Earlier this week, a picture of an Israeli man in The Prophet's Mosque caused uproar on Arab and Muslim social media. Non-Muslims are strictly forbidden from entering Central Medina, where the mosque is located.        



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Indonesia unveils plan to roll out 1,000 eco-mosques by 2020 


The initiative to help mosques establish better water supplies and storage facilities


INDONESIA: Worshippers in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, are set to go green with a new initiative that aims to establish 1,000 eco-mosques by 2020.

Launched this week by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, the initiative will help the mosques to source renewable energy, manage their water and food needs sustainably, reduce and recycle waste and provide environmental education.

The project will see the top Muslim clerical body work with the private sector, the government's health and planning ministries, universities, and other religious groups in a bid to boost environmental awareness in communities across the country.

"Most Muslims in Indonesia listen more to religious leaders than the government," Hayu Prabowo, head of environment and natural resources at the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

"If an Islamic leader says something they will follow but if the government says something, they may not."

Indonesia, with 250 million people, has a mixed environmental record.

The archipelago is the world's top thermal coal exporter and palm oil producer, which has led to the clearing and development of swathes of forest land and intense international pressure to limit deforestation.

Many of Indonesia's rural and poorest provinces suffer regular droughts due to climate change, while children's education is often hampered by the lack of regular power supply.

Hening Parlan, coordinator for environment and disaster management at Aisyiyah, the women's wing of Indonesia's second-largest Islamic organisation Muhammadiyah, said the idea of eco-mosques stemmed from asking how to make mosques the centre for environment and education within a community.

"For many Indonesians, their understanding of the environment only happens when they see the impact of climate change (rather than through education) ... if they suffer from floods or landslides for example," Parlan said.

She said the initiative would help mosques establish better water supplies and storage facilities, offer fundraising advice and provide funding to mosques to help them become environmentally friendly.

Solar power and biogas will also be promoted over fossil fuels and imams will teach better environmental awareness.   



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See the Small Mexican Town Embracing Islam 



In Chiapas, 400 Mexicans are building a new identity by merging their indigenous practices with Islam.

MEXICO: In a corn field in the Mexican state of Chiapas, Salma Palamo Diaz wears a traditional tzotzil skirt. Muslims in Mexico blend their indigenous ways of life with the customs required by Islam.

In photographer Giulia Iacolutti’s native Italy, the conversation about Islam revolved around fear and terrorism, but when she arrived in Mexico, she found none of that.

In 2014, a professor introduced Iacolutti to the imam of one of the mosques popping up around Mexico City to host a growing Muslim community. For a year, she embedded herself in their homes, rituals and feasts for a project called Jannah, an Arabic word that represents paradise in Islam.

Islam came to Mexico in spurts over the past decades, with immigrants from Lebanan and Syria, and even a group of Spanish Sufi Muslims who came to convert members of the Zapatista revolutionaries in the ‘90s. It caught on quickly. The country now has around 5,270 Muslims—triple what it had 15 years ago, Iacolutti says. An Arabic teacher helps them read the Quran and a scholarship offers a chance to study at a medina in Yemen.

Baraka (second from left) is the mother of three daughters and the imam of the Al-Kausar Mosque in Chiapas. After converting to Islam she changed her name from Dominga.

In Mexico, which is largely Catholic, Iacolutti found that having a belief system is more important than following a particular religion. She spoke to Catholic mothers who didn’t want their daughters to convert to Islam, but were pleased when the change inspired a more pious way of life. “In Mexico it’s better to convert to Islam than in Europe,” she says. “They don't think of terrorists.”

They want to build identity,” Iacolutti says of the new Mexican Muslims. “What is pleasing about Islam is that it brings practical actions in daily life: You have to pray five times each day. You can’t eat pork and you can't drink alcohol.” (Read more about progressive Muslim women)

Converts are fueling the growth in Mexico City, while high birthrates and large families spur it on in rural regions.

After a year of living with the community, Iacolutti asked for an introduction to the imams who tended to a rural community of Muslims in the southern state of Chiapas. By merging their indigenous practices with Islam, these 400 converts lived much differently than their Mexico City counterparts.

For one, they tend to blend in easily, since many indigenous women wrap their heads in scarves. “I want to speak my language, I want to put on the indigenous dress, but I also want to believe in Allah,” they told Iacolutti.

This bright hijab—a gift from one of the foreign Muslims who've come to know the community—is Salama Palamo Diaz's favourite.

But the remoteness makes it difficult to maintain important tenets of their religion. Chiapas is a poor state, and meat that has been butchered in accordance to Islam, called halal, is rare. During one holiday feast, Iacolutti watched as the community sacrificed two cows and immediately brought meat to their Christian neighbours. “One ideal of Islam is you have to help a person that is poorer than you,” she says. “It’s not important if you believe in another god—you are my neighbour and you can eat the same food.”

Iacolutti is an atheist, but she was never once asked to convert. In such a devout country, her subjects seemed unbothered by a nonbeliever in their midst. Once, in a conversation with a Muslim woman in Mexico City she felt a longing for the other’s faith. “I think you have a very rich life because you believe,” Iacolutti told her. “I don't believe. I see you and think you have a better life.”

The woman scolded her. “You take pictures,” she replied. “Your god is photography and beauty and information. You believe in this. I believe in Allah.”  



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KB says: With the green mangos so readily available at the moment, make the relish now and freeze for use during the rest of the year. 

 Mango and Carrot Pickle  


5 green mangoes, peeled and grated
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 tsp salt
¼ cup methi masala (available at an Indian Grocery Store)
Combine the above well.

¼ cup oil
3 cloves garlic slivered
1 tab. mustard seeds
Curry leaves


Heat the oil, add the garlic, mustard seeds and curry leaves
Pour the wagaar over the mango and carrot mix and mix well.
When cool, bottle and refrigerate.

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Princess Lakshman


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

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

Your marriage is a soulful platform where you and your spouse can thrive with love, mutual respect, understanding, kindness and service to each other to become better in your deen.

It’s not always easy. Marriage is hard work, and like everything that is hard to practise, you will require patience, compassion for self and your spouse and daily goals to work towards fostering a healthy and meaningful marriage.

It is one thing to say “I love you” and another to practise it. Great virtues, such as, love, kindness, understanding, respect and service must be cultivated every single moment in one’s life and practised consciously, every single day.

Seven Couple Goals

These seven couple goals could be a great start. Try practising one a day for a week and see how you both feel on the eighth day.

1. Find a quiet moment, hold each other’s hands, look into each other’s eyes and say these words: I thank ALLAH for blessing my life with you. Thank you for being my soulmate.

2. Sit together in a quiet space, take one ayat from the Holy Quran, read it together and ponder over it. Tell each other how this ayat is relevant to your marriage.

3. Have a journal where you both can discuss your hopes for the future. Write them down. Don’t worry about how or when you are going to do them. Trust ALLAH to help you both to realise those hopes.

4. Sit facing each other. Take turns in paying each other a compliment. Really mean it when you say it. Graciously receive the compliment.

5. Write a heartfelt letter to each other and leave it on the pillow as a surprise.

6. Take a walk in nature, just the two of you and speak only about ALLAH. Admire all HIS creations in nature.

7. Pray extra two rakat salah to express gratitude to ALLAH for your healthy marriage.


In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic: Saying No...Please ALLAH, Not People         

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Muslimah Mind Matters videos available on YouTube.



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Q: Dear Kareema, what are some type of foods we should eat before and after exercise & how long before should we eat?

A: Aim to have a snack 1 to 3 hours before your workout so it can be digested. More blood goes to the muscles while working out, leaving less for digestion. After exercise your body is ready to refuel and rebuild muscle tissue, so it’s best to eat within an hour of finishing your workout.

For a morning workout, try some high-fibre oatmeal with fruit so you can feel energised for longer. For a dose of protein and calcium, add some low-fat milk. Research shows that eating small amounts of raw nuts may help with maintaining a healthy weight. So I suggest you have these as a snack throughout the day.

If you’re going for an easy walk or yoga class, try a healthy wholegrain sandwich with enough time for it to digest. Smoothies are also easy to digest.

Post-workout : Protein rich foods such as fish or chicken with egg and greens will help with muscle-recovery. Brown rice and veggies is a good combination too.

Eat within an hour of exercising.

Eat lean and train mean.. N-JOY!




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Mula Nasruddin: I've got a doctor's appointment today.

Jallaludin: Just cancel it, tell him you're sick.

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And do not go near the orphan’s property, except with the best of intentions, until he has reached his maturity. And honour your pledge, because the pledge involves responsibility.


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QPAC: 27 November 2017


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Date: Monday, 27-Nov
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Al hamdulillah our centre is ready

We have started Madrasa classes

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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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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.

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Over the past several months MCF have utilised your valued donations to assist many people in need from our local community.

Among those assisted in July was a single young man who is an amputee and also a heart attack victim. MCF assisted by spending some time with him and also by taking care of some of his outstanding living expenses (which he was unable to cover due to his condition).

Among those assisted in August was was a single mother with 2 children. She suffers from a debilitating, serious and persistent skin condition which involves the use of expensive medications to control. MCF utilised your donations to provide financial aid enabling her to both pay for medications and to cover outstanding rental bills.

In September, through our community youth outreach program, the Muslim Charitable Foundation was able to assist a young brother with his battle against substance addiction. Contact was made with the brother during routine community outreach activities. After the initial contact, a sustained effort was made to stay in contact with the brother to provide council and support. With Allah's help, daily moral support and coaching saw a change in the brother's lifestyle. To assist the brother with his lifestyle change he was given temporary accommodation in the MCF house for about 8 days, while helping him look for shared accommodation. He now attends the mosque regularly and his condition has greatly improved. May Allah reward all of the MCF donors abundantly inshaAllah. If you would like to donate to MCF please use the bank details on our website:

Among those assisted in October was a family who tearfully explained that they could not afford the hefty costs for the expert childcare needed to treat their autistic 3 year old son. The family arrived in Australia 3 years ago on bridging visas with 2 young boys. They are not eligible for childcare rebates on their visas. MCF paid for a three month expert childcare trial and new assessments were then made. The results were, that he has made significant progress in relation to his social and emotional development. The joy and emotion expressed by his mother when MCF agreed to continue to pay the childcare fees was overwhelming.

Among those assisted in November was a single mother with 3 children. MCF utilised your donations to provide her with a basic bed and a basic washing machine. The washing machine will inshallah help the family to maintain a healthy hygiene level and also for the children to obtain a restful sleep.

The cases mentioned above are but a few of the many cases we deal with almost on a daily basis. Your continued support ensures that the most vulnerable people in our Community receive the help they most need.

To donate to MCF, please use the electronic banking details on our website:

May Allah bless both the MCF volunteers and the people who donate.

Without your support, community assistance like this would not be possible.

A reminder that all money donated to MCF is received by those in need. MCF has no paid staff and no admin fees.



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.


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3 December





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12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1439


3 December



BBQ@The Mosque Next Door


Islamic Society Holland Park

Holland Park Mosque

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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





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27th Rajab 1439


1 May 2018





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15th Sha'baan 1439


17 May 2018





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1st Ramadaan 1439


11 June 2018





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27th Ramadaan 1439


15 June 2018





(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1439


21 August 2018





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9th Zil-Hijjah 1439


22 August 2018





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Time: After Esha Salaat
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Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

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