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Eid-ul-Fitr (15/16 June) marks the end of Ramadan and the Holy Month of Fasting


In this last Ramadan 2018 issue


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a renewed strength and spirituality drawn from the month of fasting and prayer,

and a joyous day of celebrations.



Dear CCN readers,


The team at MAA International would like to wish you a joyful and blessed Eid Mubarak.


Thanks to your support we've been able to deliver impactful and smart projects in over 25 countries around the world, including Syria, Palestine, Myanmar, Yemen, and Somalia.


This year you've not only supported the immediate needs of those less fortunate, you've also provided thousands of families with the means of generating an income and supporting themselves.


Don’t forget to pay your Fitrah before Eid Prayers at www.maainternational.org.au or by calling us on 1800 100 786.



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President of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ), Ismail Cajee, beams in from China to receive this year's QIS Community Leadership Award


The Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS) hosted its 11th annual ifthaar in the Undumbi Room at the Queensland Parliament House on Tuesday 5 June.


It was co-hosted by Hon Stirling Hinchliffe (Minister for Multicultural Affairs) and MP John-Paul Langbroek (Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs) and the QIS represented by its Executive director and event-organizer, Mr Abdul Celil Gelim.

ICQ President, Ismail Cajee, was recognised for his contribution to the community with the presentation of  the 2018 QIS Community Leadership Award. His son, Yusuf Cajee, was on hand to receive the award on his behalf, and Ms Janeth Deen spoke of Ismail Cajee's long list of achievements during his time as chairman of the Islamic Society of Holland Park and as president of the peak Islamic organization.


Former Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Kevin Cocks AM, received the QIS's Public Service Award.


The evening commenced with Welcome to Country from Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Betty McGrady, the calling of the Adhan to break the fast, and a Quran recitation by Imam Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh of the Wisdom College.


After welcoming speeches by the two politicians and co-hosts, Mr Abdul Gelim spoke on behalf of his organization and offered a few home truths that resonated very well with the audience, so much so that MC for the night, Dr Brian Adams, requested that Mr Gelim make his speech available to a wider audience. Here are some highlights from Abdul Gelim's address on the night:

By co-hosting and supporting such a meaningful event at the Parliament of Queensland has become a catalyst and plays an instrumental role towards breaking barriers, stereotypes, bigotry and towards our shared goal of building the ideal cohesive, inclusive and harmonious society as well as promoting community harmony, dialogue and friendship.


Even though we boast of social cohesion and the majority of us support diversity, there’s still the issue of unconscious bias that effects everything from hiring in the workplace to socialising. To work on our biases, we must clearly engage more with the ‘other’ to breakdown stereotypes.


It shouldn’t take a person like Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian immigrant in France who climbed several floors of balconies to save a child hanging off the balcony to recognise our oneness in humanity. His heroic act should not be the reason of his acceptance to society. He should not be on a list called the ‘good migrant’ and be given special provisions whereas others of his ilk are given unfavourable attention. This classification of minorities to good and bad groups doesn’t help when trying to eradicate racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.


I also believe we should break the cycle of exclusion. We should stop using the stories of previous waves of migrants who worked hard and rose above their station and their exclusion. To say that those before you – the Irish, Italians, Greeks all faced what you’re facing now….but they worked hard and are now accepted. This statement shows that racism is an unchanging reality that is always seeking out a new victim, while ignoring those who have been victimised in the past.

The keynote address was given by veteran ABC broadcaster and one of Australia's best-known commentators on religion, Mr John Cleary, who spoke on the topic of Human Rights and Religious Liberty.


Pupils of the Wisdom College entertained the audience with a range of popular songs and the evening concluded with a round of reflections from the floor by representatives of the Police Service, Mr Ali Kadri and Ms Kerrin Benson, and a Vote of Thanks by the retired Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, Mr John Mickel.


Imam Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh


Dr Brian Adams


(l to r) Stirling Hinchliffe, Abdul Celil Gelim, John-Paul Langbroek

Wisdom College Choir

(l to r) Yusuf Cajee, John-Paul Langbroek, Janeth Deen


(l to r) Emir Cutuk (AFP Community Liaison Officer),
Sgt David Lucas, Hamza Shale (Police Liaison Officer) and
Hussain Baba (Secretary Gold Coast Islamic Society)




(l to r) Surendra Prasad, John-Paul Langbroek, Amar Ali Khan, Hussain Baba

(l to r) Hussain Baba. Ali Kadri, Stirling Hinchliffe




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Sisters Support Services Inc would like to take this opportunity to say Ramadan Mubarak to everyone in the community.


We would like to thank our generous sponsors and those who continue to donate and who have supported our organisation throughout the years. Alhumdulillah 'all praise is due to Allah.'

This Ramadan some wonderful families have come together to do weekly Iftars and have delivered delicious meals, desserts and drinks.


These Iftars, hosted by Sisters Support Services, are to support refugee familles, new Muslims, reverts and friends.


Another well known sister has generously opened her doors to welcome new Muslims for Iftars on a weekly basis.


Sizza Restaurant sponsored an Iftar last Friday on behalf of Asma for her late husband Abdul Basith.


This was catered for up to 50 people and open to new Muslims and friends in the community.


We would like to say Jazaku Allah khair to all the families & people in the community who have contributed.

We take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed Ramadan in the last 10 nights and Eid Mubarak.



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Following on from a long tradition of hosting community ifthaar dinners in Melbourne and Sydney, the Commonwealth Bank put on its first Ifthaar dinner in Queensland.


The function was held in the Premier's Hall of the Queensland Parliament where some 200 invited community and corporate leaders were welcomed by Mr Huss Mustafa OAM, the bank's General Manager of Multicultural Community Banking, who initiated the annual dinners 10 years ago.


In his address Mr Mustafa emphasized the need to maintain and enhance the  rich cultural diversity of a multicultural Australia. He spoke of his personal journey coming to the country as a young Muslim Cypriot migrant and then working his way to becoming executive of the bank where he has been for the past 43 years.


These dinners, he went on to explain, were the bank's recognition of the role the Muslim community has played in building the economy and social fabric of the country and a way of creating cultural awareness.


Other speakers on the night included Mr Turgut Manli, the Honorary Consul General of Turkey, the Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr Stirling Hinchliffe, and Mr Fatih Sulakyurt who explained the five pillars of Islam and the purpose behind Ramadan.


A panel discussion and musical interlude concluded the evening's proceedings.





Watermarked photos kindly supplied by Tuba Media Productions.


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By Michael Tarver    

Michael Tarver

Two years ago a broken and desperate man stumbled breathless into the Gold Coast Masjid in Queensland, Australia looking for an Imam. He had lost nearly everything, his marriage, his sanity, his confidence, but not the last of his faith.


He was led to an office and brought water by a crowd of people who had no idea he had run nearly 2 kilometers to get there, afraid he would arrive after everyone had gone home.


There, a man named Hussin Goss helped him to see a new path was being opened before him by Allah ( سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ). I remember that day well, because I was that man.



Brother Hussin helped me to properly make shahadah and welcomed me into the Ummah with open arms.

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Hussin Goss

It was with great sadness that I took my leave and returned home to Texas just a few months later. But the gift I was given that day has strengthened me beyond my dreams. Since the day I first embraced Islam, during Ramadan two years ago, I have returned to my family in Texas and worked hard to rebuild my life.


But through Allah ( سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) I have been blessed to grow in faith, strength, and prosperity. I will graduate in December with my Associates Degree, on my way to my Bachelor's. I have become healthier, lost nearly 50 kilos. I have made friends and reconnected with my family after 15 years apart.


But all of this amazing journey, which I am blessed to be on, started with a single step one night two years ago. That step was made with the guidance of Allah ( سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) and the supporting hand of my brother Hussin Goss.


Today I wish to thank them both, and make dua for the wise, kind, and strong man who taught me the words لا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله (There is no God worthy of Worship but Allah). May Allah bless and reward you forever.




 Michael Tarver takes Shahadah




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by Sgt Jim Bellos    

The Holy month of Ramadan is an important time of year for many. It is an ideal time to engage with our friends throughout the community and to foster positive relationships for the benefit of all.  Over the years, several platforms such as public forums, community gatherings and Iftar dinners have commonly been used as medium to spread the messages of peace, respect and understanding.
In 2018, we can now add one more platform to this list: The World Game (football).



In a closely contested championship match, police officers from the South Brisbane Police District took out the main prize in the inaugural Bosnian Islamic Centre (BIC) Law Enforcement Ramadan Futsal Challenge on Saturday 2 June, 2018 at the Bosnian Mosque, Eight Miles Plains.

With scores teetering on the edge for most of the match, the boys in blue finished strong to claim a 4-2 victory against the local Imams.

Despite their valiant efforts, the Wooden Spoon was awarded to the local Politicians (Captained by Stretton State Member Mr Duncan Pegg) who finished qualifying fixtures with no wins and no goals scored. Mr Johnson Chen was on hand to receive the noble wooden spoon prize on behalf of Mr Pegg.



Regardless of the fierce competition on display, all attendees enjoyed the opportunity to kick, volley and strike their way to building new friendships.

“These events are the types of relationships that contribute to making our communities safer for all” said Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart APM. “Keeping communities safe is our core business and to do this effectively, the assistance and cooperation of the community is vital”

“Sport is a great way to break down barriers and bring the community together” added Sgt Jim Bellos from the South Brisbane District Cross Cultural Liaison Unit. “Today’s law enforcement football event featured Imams, Police and Politicians is an Australian first and has certainly set the benchmark for proactive engagement by all involved.”



The match was concluded by a lavish Iftar Dinner hosted by Imam Sifet Omerovic from BIC who highlighted that “Ramadan is about family time. It’s about sharing your time, your food, and memories of peace. So coming here and enjoying the surroundings and walking and playing together is a nice way to combine all that.”


Many thanks to all who came out to support this event.



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At the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) Board meeting on 6 June 2018, the Board accepted the resignation of Yasmin Khan.

The Board of the ECCQ acknowledged and thanked their Chair Ms Yasmin Khan for her contribution and leadership. Ms Khan will be leaving to take up an opportunity as a Churchill Fellow.

The Board acknowledged her long commitment to multicultural affairs within the community and at ECCQ.

At the ECCQ Board meeting on 6 June 2018, the Board appointed the Deputy Chairperson, Mr Alton Budd as the Acting Chairperson.


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Kuraby Mosque Community Ifthaar (Saturday 9 June)




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Maurice Blackburn Lawyers


Maurice Blackburn Lawyers hosted their 3rd Annual Iftar this week.

Dr Nora Amath delivered the keynote address and Mr Fahim Khondaker took on the role of Muazin and called the Adhan in the office building.





AIIC Gold Coast Campus






Gold Coast Mosque and Law Enforcement Agencies



The Gold Coast Mosque organised an Iftar dinner for “Law Enforcement Agencies” which included representatives from Queensland Police, Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Police.

Assistant Police Commissioner Brian Codd who has been in Gold Coast for last 3 years took up a new position with QPS in Brisbane this week. He was honoured with an Appreciation Award presented by Gold Coast Masjid.






The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University



The Queensland Intercultural Society


Annual Ifthaar



The annual ifthaar held at Griffith University







Gold Coast Mosque and Government Services and Organizations




Over 60 guests including Federal MP, State MPs, GC Councillors, senior officials from various Government Departments, NGOs, interfaith communities etc. were hosted at an ifthaar put together by the Gold Coast Mosque

This year the Islamic Society of Gold Coast handed out two appreciation awards for their dedicated services:

1. Multicultural Families organisation: Principle: Miss. Cornelia Babbage)

2. Migrant Centre organisation: Principle: Miss. Anna Zubac








Logan Mosque Community Ifthaar



David Forde with Maya Berjaoui (President Islamic Council of ACT)




Community Iftaar at Mount Gravatt Community Centre


By Farina Abawi



It was an evening filled with warmth, beautiful setting, great company and great food. The first ever Community Iftaar held at Mount Gravatt Community Centre exceeded its invitation list to cater for more than 120 people from neighbouring residents, to local representatives.


Held on June 2, 2018, it was hosted on behalf of Conversations with Purpose (CWP), a new social group for women of diverse backgrounds at the Centre and with the support of Multicultural Development Australia and Brisbane City Council.


The crowd was engaged and delighted with the informative and wise words spoken by Imam Uzair from Holland Park Mosque in his talk about Ramadan who together with Ali Kadri, spokesperson for Islamic Council of Queensland, accommodated a myriad of questions from the audience.


One attendee said, “It was a most enjoyable and educational evening on Saturday, thanks for inviting us. Everyone would have gained from the experience”.


Feedback was overwhelmingly positive with enquiries already about when the next one will be.


A special thanks goes out to the organizing team, CWP participants, all those in attendance and everyone who supported making this event possible.





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[ABC EDITOR'S NOTE: Throughout Ramadan, Muslim scholars, intellectuals and activists from around the world will be contributing reflections on the moral demands and spiritual meaning of this holiest month. But, as Susan Carland makes clear in her introduction, these meditations also act as an invitation - to Muslims and non-Muslims alike - to reflect on the way we neglect the health of our souls during the rest of the year.]



Faiza El-Higzi
University of Queensland

Faiza El-Higzi is a PhD student at the University of Queensland.


"In the name of Allah, the most merciful most beneficent."

Ramadan reminds me of many things. It reminds me of the passage of time, of the many opportunities afforded for spiritual engagement and transcendence. It reminds me of the way those opportunities are lost as the mundane fills every space in life.

Like the new year resolutions, Ramadan can be a time when we encounter many unfulfilled intentions of years past. And yet the optimist in me doesn't want to give up; each year is a chance to make a start. Better late than never; good habits start small and grow; gently and with kindness to oneself, change will happen, I convince myself.

My starting point is mercy.

Mercy has been the theme for Ramadan for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory of Ramadan sermons is infused with the term: the month of mercy. When the first ayah verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the hira'a cave while he was meditating. The archangel Gabriel ordered him to read - to seek knowledge in the name of the divine.

Sermons on the first days of Ramadan tell us that Ramadan's beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness and the final days hold a promise of release from the bondages of evil and hopefully from hell. I grew up hearing these sermons, and the theme of mercy has not changed. Continuity of ideas within faith is reassuring.

Anticipating mercy in the mundane, I reflect on a simple daily habit: in the name of Allah, the most merciful most benevolent. This is a verse that is so prevalent, so often recited, that I don't even think of its meaning anymore. Invoking the name of Allah at the beginning of every act is common among Muslims. But when I look at it with renewed curiosity, there it is staring at me: al-rahman, the merciful, and al-rahiem, the benevolent.

Both words in the verse come from rahma, "mercy" - founded on the root rahiim, "womb." Seeking the joy of finding meaning within oneself, I start with rahiim, womb - that which with the grace of Allah creates life, elevating uterine bonds to an almost sacred status. The Prophet (peace be upon him) asks us to care for our families, especially those with whom we share blood bonds.

As I reflect on this, a smile makes its way to my face as I remember my siblings; my younger days back in Sudan observing Ramadan in the heat of summer; my father gently teaching us the ethics of fasting and the etiquette of breaking fast. These memories are so joyous my smile widens. "Gently" was his advice. Break your fast with a date and a sip of water, all the time remembering to engage your heart and your tongue with gratitude. Advice lost on a hungry, tired, younger me.

The moment of breaking fast was the hardest and most anticipated until I learned the grace that comes with fasting - and with age.

Fasting and breaking fast taught me the value of community as all we congregated for prayer, young and old. Those first 15 minutes after the azan call for prayer at sunset is intense, yet tender. Older siblings and parents looking after newly inducted members observing their first full month of fasting. Veterans caring for older souls, offering them food and waiting on them. Moments of such tenderness and joy that even their memory fills me. I hope my children Ramadan memories are equally meaningful.

I turn on the television, tune in to Arabic channels broadcasting Qur'an readings. I am transported to a different place, vivid with meaning and memories. I follow that with a dose of hadith, the tradition of stories and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). I am moved by an incident of loss and grief. The Prophet (peace be upon him) sheds tears at the loss of his young son Ibrahim, telling his followers that to experience love and show grief is not weakness but an expression of mercy - God's mercy. Opening ourselves to life's experiences makes us gentler, kinder, better humans.

In the folds of my memory something stirs: a childhood hero of mine, a female sufi mystic of high birth who shunned the mundane and lived by the side of a river, in mystic devotion. Lines etched in my memory are released to me from her sufi mystic poetry. And I enjoy their effect on me:

I hold two loves for thee
Devotional, and a love worthy of thee
The first is, as I think of none but thee
The second is an anticipation of seeing thee
Neither did I find without your grace to me!

The texture, contours and complexity of this mystic poem are mind bending and delicious.

Mercy as the experience of family, the feeling a loss that humanises, and the grace of love. And that is just the beginning.


Source: ABC Religion & Ethics


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There are approximately 1.84 billion Muslims in the world today, making up 24.38% of the world’s population, or just under one-quarter of mankind. As well as being citizens of their respective countries, they also have a sense of belonging to the ‘ummah’, the worldwide Muslim community.
The Muslim500 publication sets out to ascertain the influence some Muslims have on this community, or on behalf of the community. Influence is: any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim world. Note that the impact can be either positive or negative, depending on one’s point of view of course. 






"Seeing to the welfare of people is more effective than the use of force. It has been said that the crown of a leader is his integrity, his stronghold is his impartiality and his wealth is the welfare of his people."

Dr Amirul Mu’minin Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III

Sultan of Sokoto

Amirul Mu’minin Sheikh as Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III is the 20th Sultan of Sokoto. As Sultan of Sokoto, he is considered the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s 85.5 million Muslims, who account for roughly 50 percent of the nation’s population. Although the position of Sultan of Sokoto has become largely ceremonial, the holder is still a central figure for Nigerian Muslims.

Lineage Back to Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio: The Sultan of Sokoto is the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s enormous Muslim community. He gains this position by lineage. Abubakar is the 20th heir to the two-century-old throne founded by his ancestor, Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio. Dan Fodio (1754-1817 CE) was a scholar, leader of the Maliki school of Islam and the Qadiri branch of Sufism, and Islamic reformer of the nineteenth century. Dan Fodio believed that Islam should have a more central role in the life of the people of West Africa and led an uprising to institute the changes he sought. His figure and his writings are a very important chapter in the history of Islam in West Africa, and Abubakar, by lineage, holds a key place in West African Islam, and particularly for the Fulani and Hausa people who followed Dan Fodio.


An Illustrious Family: The position currently does carry with it some weight—though largely ceremonial since British colonial rule diminished its political significance. Much of this clout is derived from the respect that was earned by Siddiq Abu Bakar Dan Usman—17th Sultan and father of Abubakar—who held the Sultanate for over fifty years. The rule of Abubakar’s father from 1938 to 1988 earned the position significant social capital and popularity with ordinary Muslims.

Administrative Power: Abubakar holds important administrative influence in Nigerian religious life. Abubakar is the titular ruler of Sokoto in northern Nigeria and is also the head of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Leadership of this council means that the Sultan of Sokoto remains the only figure that can legitimately claim to speak on behalf of all Nigerian Muslims. This role has become increasingly influential over the years with a rise in interreligious tensions between Nigeria’s Muslim-majority north and Christian-majority south.

Boko Haram: The Sultan has started many initiatives to counter and reduce the influence of Boko Haram, including inviting an international joint Muslim-Christian Delegation to visit Nigeria.





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CNN spent a year interviewing more than 100 American Muslims, asking who they think are the most influential Muslims in their fields. We sought nominees for whom religion is part of their public identity, but other than that, we let American Muslims do most of the talking.

Source: CNN





Imam Suhaib Webb: The ‘Snapchat imam’



For years, if you wanted to know if whether watching “The Walking Dead” was halal or haram (allowed or forbidden, in Muslim parlance) the imam to ask was Suhaib Webb. Webb, a convert to Islam whose grandfather was a Christian minister, combines a love for popular culture, particularly hip-hop, with deep Islamic learning.


A graduate of Cairo’s prestigious al-Azhar University, Webb spends less time talking about television these days, but he remains active on Snapchat, where he issues “SnapWas” (Snapchat + fatwas) in response to questions from young Muslims around the world on everything from sex to study habits. He is also a scholar in residence at New York University.

What other Muslims say about Webb:
“Nobody, no imam or anyone else, relates to our youth as well as Suhaib. He can talk about al-Ghazali and gangsta rap in the same sentence, and it somehow makes perfect sense.”





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The lives, ambitions, and beliefs of more than 40 members of Brisbane's Muslim community have been put under the spotlight in a new project aimed at dispelling misconceptions about Islam and its followers. Award-winning documentary photographer Matt Palmer interviewed and photographed 41 Muslims living in the Queensland capital for his online project, Faces of Islam.

Source: ABC News






Another Brisbane Face of Islam in next week's CCN


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How Hard Is Fasting?!



  We tried out fasting for a day.

This is what Dear Alyne, Project Nightfall and I learned.






Fasting with the Hui

Muslim Vibe



Spend the holy month of Ramadan with the Hui Muslim Community of Xi'an China in this lovely short documentary!.












Ramadan Lectures

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Living Muslim LIVE with Hoblos and Stuzz!

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Friday lecture (sermon)

 DATE: 8 June 2018

TOPIC: "Ramadan and its effects" PART 4

IMAM: Uzair Akbar










Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 8 June 2018

TOPIC: "Keys to success here and the hereafter"

IMAM: Akram Buksh










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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 8 June 2018

TOPIC: ”The Seven degrees of Tauba”

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar


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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 8 June 2018

TOPIC: “Importance of Laylatul Qadr” 

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali





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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 8 June 2018

TOPIC: "Ramadan A Great Opportunity to Achieve Taqwa"
IMAM: Hassan Elsetohy





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Turkey condemns Austria's 'racist' move to close seven mosques   



Austrian chancellor says country can no longer put up with ‘parallel societies’

AUSTRIA: As many as 60 Turkish imams and their families face expulsion from Austria and seven mosques are due to be closed under a clampdown on what the government has called “political Islam”.

Austria’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said the country could no longer put up with “parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation,” which he said had “no place in our country”.

The announcement at a press conference by leading members of the coalition government, which comprises the centre-right People’s party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ), prompted a furious reaction from Ankara, which called the move anti-Islamic.

“Austria’s decision to shut down numerous mosques and deport imams with a lame excuse is a reflection of the anti-Islam, racist and discriminatory populist wave in this country,” tweeted İbrahim Kalin, a spokesman for the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Austria’s interior minister, Herbert Kickl, of the FPÖ, said around 150 people faced losing their right to residency, taking into account the imams’ family members.

The moves follow an investigation by the national religious affairs authority into activities carried out by mosques in Austria. Images of children in a Turkish-financed mosque re-enacting the first world war battle of Gallipoli have dominated headlines in Austria for weeks, and intensified a nationwide debate over what is widely viewed as the insufficient integration of people of Turkish origin in Austrian society.

The photographs, published in April, showed some of the boys playing dead and being draped in Turkish flags – seeming to identify more with Turkey than with Austria – at what was reportedly an official event organised by the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Association (ATIB). The ATIB condemned the images, calling the event “extremely regrettable”, but insisting that it had called it off.

Relations between Austria and Turkey have long been strained, with Kurz insistent to the European Union since he entered office last year that it should cease negotiations about Ankara joining the bloc. 

The Guardian


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Ramadan public wakers face arrest, fines in Jerusalem


  • The public wakers, known as musaharati, walk through parts of the Old City from 2 am to waking up Muslims for suhoor

  • They say they have been arrested and fined for doing what they say is a part of Palestinian heritage

In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, traditionally dressed Palestinian public wakers, known as musaharati, are stopped by the Israeli border police in the Jerusalem’s Old City.


JERUSALEM: The Palestinian men who chant and beat drums to wake up the faithful during Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City say they are being unfairly targeted by Israeli police over their early-morning tradition.

The public wakers, known as musaharati, walk through parts of the Old City from 2 a.m., waking up Muslims for the “suhoor” meal ahead of the daily dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy month, which ends next week.

But since residents began filing complaints with police about the noise, they say they have been arrested and fined for doing what they say is a part of Palestinian heritage.

“They claim that we disturb them, but that’s not true. They want to erase something called Palestinian Jerusalemite heritage,” said Mohamed Hagej, 26, who has worked as a public waker for three years. He said he believes the complaints come from Jewish settlers.

What would be a standard dispute between neighbors in another region takes on a political hue in Jerusalem’s Old City, which is divided into Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Armenian quarters, where residents generally live separately. But an increasing number of nationalistic Jews have settled in the Muslim quarter, inflaming tensions with Palestinian residents who see their presence as provocative.

Israel captured east Jerusalem, including the Old City, in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area in a move that is not internationally recognized. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, while the Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.

In previous years, Hagej said he had no trouble with the police. But this year, he says he has been arrested four times, and claims that at one point, Israeli paramilitary border police used tear gas on him and another musaharati. Hagej was fined 450 shekels ($125) after his first arrest, a fine that increased with each offense.

Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police were simply responding to the noise complaints.

“After complaints were made by residents of the Old City in connection with the noise, the police acted accordingly to stop the offense,” he said. He said he was not aware of any tear gas use, and would not say whether those who complained were Jewish or Palestinian.
Despite the arrests, Hagej and others have continued their tradition.

“This thing draws a smile on the children of Jerusalem, the elders of Jerusalem, the women of Jerusalem, and the people of Jerusalem,” said Hagej. “If there’s no musaharati, and there’s no decoration, there’s no Ramadan.



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Two Jewish groups back calls for inquiry into Tory Islamophobia allegations 


Jewish Council For Racial Equality and Union of Jewish Students endorse need for investigation

UK: Two Jewish groups have backed calls for an inquiry into allegations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party.

The Jewish Council For Racial Equality (JCORE) and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) have endorsed the appeals made by the Muslim Council of Britain and 11 other Muslim councils across the UK.

The endorsement comes as the chairman of the Conservative Party’s own Muslim forum accused the Tories of failing to root out Islamophobia because they are scared of damaging their political power.

Speaking exclusively to The Independent, Mohammed Amin, the chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF), said it was a serious issue and that it had been raised several times.


Now, JCORE and UJS have put their weight behind the calls for an inquiry into the issue.

Dr Edie Friedman, executive director of JCORE said: “We welcome the call for Islamophobia to be investigated within the Conservative Party.

“In the same way as there is a focus on combatting antisemitism including within the Labour Party, it is incumbent on all groups and communities to come together to look at how we can be more effective in combatting hate speech and behaviour across the entire political spectrum.

“This requires action from the leadership and grassroots of all political parties, religious organisations and civil society.”

The UJS said it wanted to express its support for the UK Muslim community in tackling “the scourge of anti-Muslim hatred”.

A spokesperson for the group added: “When the Jewish community stood outside parliament and demanded enough is enough with antisemitism in the Labour Party, we were grateful to be joined by allies from other minority communities, and so it is only right that when the Muslim community is facing abuse, our community too stands behind them.

“We call on the leadership of the party to take a hard line against this insidious form of hate, act swiftly in disciplining those responsible appropriately and, echoing the call of Tell MAMA over two years ago, to commission an inquiry into anti-Muslim hatred in the Conservative Party.”



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 Islamic Schooling in the West
Pathways to Renewal


Editors: Abdalla, Mohamad, Chown, Dylan, Abdullah, Muhammad (Eds.)




This book presents the views of leading scholars, academics, and educators on the renewal of Islamic schools in the Western context.


The book argues that as Islamic schools in Western contexts have negotiated the establishment phase they must next embrace a period of renewal.


Renewal relates to a purposeful synthesis of the tradition with contemporary educational practice and greater emphasis on empirical research substantiating best practices in Islamic schools.


This renewal must reflect teaching and learning practices consistent with an Islamic worldview and pedagogy.


It should also inform, among other aspects, classroom management models, and relevant and contextual Islamic and Arabic studies.


This book acquaints the reader with contemporary challenges and opportunities in Islamic schools in the Western context with a focus on Australia.

Table of contents (15 chapters)  



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Then simply email the title and author to admin@ccnonline.com.au

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

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KB says: When you say ‘burfee’ you know that the day of Eid is fast approaching – its a bit decadent but surely you deserve a bit of indulgence now and then.


Sojee with the flavour of Burfee





1 egg
2 cups milk
125g butter
¾ cup semolina
5 tab. milk powder (make a paste with some milk)
2 tsp ground cardamom powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of saffron
Slivered almonds and sliced pistachios


1. Beat together the egg, milk, sugar, cardamom, cream and vanilla essence and set aside.
2. Melt the butter in a heavy based pot, add semolina and braise for 10min. Then add in the above milk mixture and simmer until it thickens slightly.
3. Add the saffron and milk powder and mix with a wooden or non-stick spoon on low heat for ± 10 minutes.
4. Steam on low until cooked.
5. Decorate with the slivered almonds and pistachios and serve warm.



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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









Muslimah Mind Matters videos

available on YouTube.

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:
Awaken The Brave Within You

So, here’s a question for you...Are you brave? What’s the first response that comes to your mind when you read this question?

I know my answer. Today, I want you to ponder on yours. If you know you are brave, great. You probably don’t need to read on, but maybe forward this article to someone who may benefit from acknowledging their inherent courage and learn strategies on how to awaken the brave within them.

To be brave is to feel the fear without letting fear own you. It is to feel the fear by listening to what it’s saying to you rather than believing in what it’s saying to you. When you can feel your fears as and when they arise, observe them without judgement and put your complete trust in ALLAH to protect you, that’s when courage is born.

The trigger for courage is fear. But first, you must allow yourself to observe your fears without judgement and banish all preconceived beliefs about those fears. Once you start observing your fears, you will begin to notice that they are merely other people’s fears that you have inherited as you were growing up...other people’s beliefs imposed upon you that you were then conditioned to adopt as your own.

9 Strategies To Awaken The Brave Within You

1. Make a list of all the things you want to be, do, or have in life but are too scared to pursue them.

2. Choose one thing from this list and put a circle around it. Perhaps choose the thing that causes you the least fear in comparison to the others on the list.

3. Now write down what is the worst thing that could happen to you if you decide to pursue this.

4. Write a detailed description of the fear you are feeling about pursuing this particular thing. Describe how this fear is making your body feel. Is it causing hurt or pain? Write down who all are affected by this fear of yours.

5. And now write down what is the best thing that could happen to you if you pursued this thing.

6. Write down a detailed description of how your body is feeling when you think about all the great things that you could feel from pursuing this thing. Write down who all would be affected if you felt this great.

7. Now take time to read what you have written and observe how your body feels when you read both scenarios.

8. Which of these two scenarios makes you feel closer to ALLAH?

9. Now answer if you are still feeling fearful about pursuing this or do you have trust in ALLAH. If you are still feeling fear, keep analysing deeper as to how you came to hold this fearful perception.

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic:
The Whirlpool Of What-Ifs


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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 www.muslimahmindmatters.com. If you wish to have a FREE one hour Finding Clarity telephone session, contact me on 0451977786.



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 Sneak some exercise into your day

Walk whenever possible (even if it means getting off the bus one or two stops earlier) than you have to.


If you have little ones at home, pop them in a pram or get on your bicycles for a ride to the park or an adventurous walk around the neighbourhood.

Take to the stairs at the office instead of waiting for the lift and burn some extra calories while you’re at it.

Park the car a little further away when going shopping and walk a little faster through the aisles to get more done in a shorter amount of time.

Get off the couch!





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When Mula Nasruddin was in school, he would ask a lot of questions in his English class.

On one occasion he asked Mrs Habib, his English teacher:

"Why do we ignore some letters in pronunciation, eg the letter....'H'.......in Hour, Honest, Honor..... e.t.c.........???"

Mrs Habib: "We are not ignoring them; they are considered silent." ...!!


Mula Nasruddin was now left even more confused.

During the lunch break, Mrs Habib gave me her packed lunch and asked him to heat it in the cafeteria.

He ate all the food and returned her an empty container.

Mrs Habib: "What happened, I told you to go and HEAT my food and you are returning an empty container??"

Mula Nasruddin: "Madam, I thought the 'H' was silent"

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An Ayaat-a-Week





O you who believe! Stand firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even if against yourselves, or your parents, or your relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah takes care of both. So do not follow your desires, lest you swerve. If you deviate, or turn away—then Allah is Aware of what you do.

[Quran 4:135]


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"Once we realize that imperfect understanding

is the human condition

there is no shame in being wrong,

only in failing to correct our mistakes."

~ George Soros




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Six years after his conversion to Islam and after producing economic reports in some of the most prestigious international media, French International Sales Reporter Julien Drolon partnered with Malaysian TV producer Zara Shafie with whom he co-produced the TV Show “Salam Mualaf” seen by more than 2 million viewers on Malaysian channel TV9 to produce and direct the first documentary film featuring converts from all over the world: FREEDOM.

FREEDOM is a spiritual and emotional documentary film featuring 50 converts to Islam from 25 different nationalities over 6 continents in 15 languages - all of them speaking from the very depths of their soul about their perspectives on freedom and Islam.

The film is truly eye-opening and very informative for non-Muslims and for the born Muslims it is spiritually uplifting and encourage them to be consistent in reminding themselves of the main purpose in life.

In the wake of a global rise of anti-Muslim sentiments, film directors Julien Drolon and Zara Shafie are giving a voice to a global community of converts during a crucial time when Islam needs to be more understood and appreciated as a religion that is protecting the rights and dignity of every human being.

Following a successful tour in South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and Malaysia, co-director Zara Shafie brings a taste of FREEDOM to Brisbane with a women only advance screening of this acclaimed documentary at IWAA on Sunday 24th June at 1:00pm.


All women are welcome, so please share this event with Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Further screenings are planned for September throughout Australia as part of the FREEDOM World Screening Tour 2018.






Some reviews of the film FREEDOM so far:

"It was spiritually uplifting. You'd think a documentary with people talking one after the other would be monotonous. This is anything but that. It was engaging and riveting." - Fatima, South Africa

"Excellent. Deeply emotional and at the same time, intriguing as well." - Ardila, Malaysia

"The film gives a different perspective to Muslims and non-Muslims around the concept of freedom. It's a manifestation of the universality of the religion of Islam." - Merve, Turkey

"The documentary is absolutely beautiful. It's the first of its kind and it will open the minds of people to understand how it really feels to be free." - Hajara, UK

Click here to book your free ticket http://bit.ly/freedomfilmbrisbane




Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Pedagogy


3rd Annual Australian Islamic Schooling Conference:

Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Pedagogy

Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July 2018


Pedagogy can be defined in many ways, narrowly as a way of teaching or a methodology of instruction, and more broadly as a framework for conceptualising what is meant by approaches to schooling. A critical reflection on pedagogy within the field of Islamic schooling is timely as we move beyond the establishment phase and embrace an era characterised by renewal.

If one considers the provocation that pedagogy is never politically neutral, a unique lens for exploration exists in the field of Islamic schooling given the complex politics of Muslims and Islam in popular Australian media as well as in other contemporary Western contexts and the intersection with contemporary schooling contexts, sometimes criticised as neoliberal.

How much progress has been made in the area of pedagogy within Islamic schooling? What is an Islamic pedagogy and what does it offer to the field of Islamic schooling? Are our current pedagogies responsive to the educational context and the needs of Australian Muslim students? How does pedagogical practice in Islamic schools align with AITSL teacher standards? How equipped is the field of Islamic schooling to manage necessary pedagogical renewal?

These are just some of the questions that Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Pedagogy will tackle over two conference days, as it examines pedagogy and Islamic schooling for Muslim students from a whole-of-life and whole-of-community perspective.

With an impressive line-up of international and national speakers from specialist disciplines and diverse sectors, Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Pedagogy is sure to offer valuable and practical insights into the future of pedagogy in Islamic schooling in the West.

The conference will critically explore pedagogy and Islamic schooling for Muslim students from a whole-of-life and whole-of-community perspective.


Topics and themes of presentations will include the following but not limited to:
• Conceptualisations of pedagogy in Islamic schooling
• Pedagogy – theory and praxis
• Pedagogical leadership
• Politics and pedagogy
• Pedagogy, identity and citizenship
• Critical pedagogical perspectives
• Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
• Professional learning communities – pedagogical conversations
• Pedagogy and implications for curriculum and assessment
• Professional learning and teacher education

The 3rd Annual Australian Islamic Schooling Conference: Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Pedagogy will be held on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July 2018 in Adelaide, South Australia, for more information please contact cite@unisa.edu.au or 08 8302 6919



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We're delighted to launch MAA's 2017 Annual Report, presented to you by our CEO Imam Hassan Elsetohy.

Learn about MAA’s key achievements and figures in 2017; how your donations were spent, and how MAA differentiates itself from other Australian charities.

To donate with us this Ramadan, visit bit.ly/Ramadan2018MAA or call 1800 100 786.

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Asalamu Alaikum.

I will be celebrating Eid with our brothers and sisters in a refugee camp in Turkey with Muslim Aid Australia Insh Allah. Help me raise funds to make this Eid a special one for them. I will be distributing these packs Insh'Allah.


Donations can be made here.






As-Salaamu ' Alaikum and Ramadan Mubarak


Traditionally as the tax year draws to a close (30 June), most taxpayers scurry around seeking tax deductions.  It’s not uncommon to see large retailers advertising tax deductible purchases such as stationery, computers, vehicles, and other assets.


As a Muslim, there’s a smarter way of getting a tax deduction without wasting funds on unnecessary items.  Pay your zakah to a zakah fund that has DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient Status).  This will secure you a tax deduction. Fundamentally, it assists you in discharging an obligatory duty.


A number of funds have DGR status, some of these are:

·         Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF);

·         Muslim Aid Australia (MAA); and

·         National Zakah Foundation (NZF).


You can contact these zakah funds through their websites.


Depending on your top tax rate, you can get an effective tax deduction ranging from 21% to 47%.


Please distribute to relatives and friends.




Iqbal Lambat



Islamic Estate Planning Pty Ltd

176 Compton Road

Tel: 0410 786 227

Email: iqballambat@bigpond.com

P O Box 3437, South Brisbane BC 4101


Islamic estate planning, deceased estate management, business succession planning, business advisory, trusts and trust planning, tax and tax planning, accounting services




Bank of Queensland


Zakaat:           BSB 124155             Account 20897312

Sadaqah:       BSB 124155             Account 20897392

Fitrah:             BSB 124155             Account 20963614


info@mcfaustralia,org.au www.mcfaustralia.org.au





It is heartbreaking to watch Afghanistan's people suffering at the hands of extreme poverty. Many families are so financially deficient that they are unable to feed their children, let alone provide them with a good education.

Last year, we saved many babies who would otherwise be sold to save their families from poverty. I never thought I would ever see Afghan people selling their loved ones.

This Ramadan, look into your hearts and make a generous tax deductible donation. Help us fight poverty and save more innocent babies this Ramadan.

Mahboba Rawi






HAA Feed the Fasting program in Gaza


Jazkaalalhukhairun for supporting the orphans of the world.

Through your humble contributions, we are able to place a smile on the face of these beautiful orphans this Ramadhaan.


Help the orphans of the world today.

For all your charity needs from Zakaat, Sadaqah and Lilaal, orphan sponsorship for only $50 a month to build a well in Bangladesh for $500.


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Support the NZF 2018 Eid toy drive you can donate money towards buying gifts or donate brand new Toys .


Please contact Amra on 0430589383 for more info and drop off details.

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11 June




(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1439


15/16 June





(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1439


23 June



Eid Down Under Festival


Islamic Council of QLD

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha


10AM to 9PM

24 June


Freedom Documentary Screening

(Women Only)

Halis Media in association with Muslim Aid Australia

IWAA, 11 Watland St, Springwood

0431 747 356


21 August





(Day of Arafah)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1439


22 August





10th Zil-Hijjah 1439


17 November



Annual Milad-un-Nabi


Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane



3PM to Maghrib



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


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



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Nuria Khataam
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month
Time: After Esha Salaat
Venue: Algester Mosque
Contact: Yahya
Ph: 0403338040




Bald Hills, Brisbane




Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118

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Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group



Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane - 45 Acacia Road, Karawatha QLD 4117

Community Contact Command, who are situated in Police Headquarters, manages the secretariat role of the QPS/Muslim Reference Group meeting.

Please email CSU@police.qld.gov.au with any agenda considerations or questions.


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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)

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