EST. 2004


Sunday 22 July 2018 | Issue 0715



CCN - a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us ....


We find the week's news, so that you don't have to.




The Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) is assisting a family consisting of a mother and 5 children ranging in ages from 1 to 22. The family was receiving a basic living allowance from the Department of Home Affairs provided under the (SRSS) programme offered by the Australian Government to people seeking asylum in Australia.

The income the family was receiving from the Department of Home Affairs was terminated at the end of June due to the family’s current immigration status as determined by Department of Home Affairs.

As a result, the family lose all support, both financial and housing. The family risked homelessness and a number of risks including child safety and mental health. The family are unable to support themselves. The family members of working age are unemployed and as such, experience serious barriers to employment including limited English, low job skills, social isolation and limited community support.

MCF delivered aid to the family in Ramadan and has just paid the bond and rent to secure their living arrangements. This family has no income and depends solely on charity. This is not an isolated case and MCF has been active in assisting other such families in similar circumstances. MCF acknowledges the tremendous trust and support the community has given us and will continue to ensure all funds received are spent on those in need in our own community.

To donate to projects like this, please donate using the bank details on our website:

Remember all donations are tax deductable and 100% of your donations are received by those in need.




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Detectives investigating the murder of Abdul Mohammed last October have established a secondary crime scene in Kuraby as part of Operation Papa Senator.

Investigators from Acacia Ridge Criminal Investigation Branch and State Crime Command Homicide Investigation Unit established the crime scene at an address on Didcot Street yesterday.

The scene is expected to be in police possession for several days to permit forensic officers to conduct a thorough examination of the dwelling and surrounds.

Mr Mohammed (pictured) was attacked when he went outside of his St George Street home around 12.30am on October 25, 2017, to check on a power outage.

He was located deceased in the front yard a short time later having sustained a number of stab wounds.

A $250,000 reward remains in place for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Mr Mohammed.

An appropriate indemnity from prosecution will also be recommended for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives such information.


Source: myPOLICE



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Amna Karra-Hassan also coaches the Auburn Giants U15 coach.



Continued from last week's CCN......


Change takes a while
With the girls who are aspiring for the AFLW, I make sure they have the right coaches, physiotherapists, whatever physical and psychological support they need to achieve their goal.

The fact that I play footy at a community level is as elite as it gets for me. But it's my dream to make elite competition come true for the girls in our club, if that's what they want.

The change process actually takes a long while. It could be decades before we see the outcomes we are pursuing in the AFLW to ensure the best possible standards.

While there is room for criticism that this is not being reflected equally across men and women's football, we also need to be realistic about the nature of change. It takes time.

What helps me know that I'm effective is seeing the little wins.

I might not get the big win right now, I might have to wait 10 years, but the little wins are young girls playing footy; playing any sport they like.

To be continued in next week's CCN


Source: ABC News



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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. 







HE Sheikha Munira Qubeysi

Leader of the Qubeysi Movement

Munira Qubeysi is the head of the largest women-only Islamic movement in the world. It offers Islamic education exclusively to girls and women. Qubeysi commands around 80 schools in Damascus alone, teaching more than 75,000 students. She is one of the most significant Islamic scholars in the world; her movement focuses on learning the Qur’an and six Hadith collections by heart. Qubeysi is arguably the most influential Muslim woman in the world, albeit in great discretion.

Female Muslim Order: At a time when clandestine meetings of Islamic organizations are proscribed in Syria, Sheikha Qubeysi’s network, the Qubeysiat, has legally been permitted to host classes and meetings in mosques since 2006—although they had been operating as a secret society for long before that time. Members of the Qubeysiat are provided a unique role within Arab society as scholars and teachers exclusively catering to the needs of Muslim women; they provide an open forum to address religious questions and discuss religious issues.

Milestones in Islamic Education: Qubeysi is influential as the leader of an incredibly successful educational movement. The religious education of women had previously been neglected so the emergence of a female-specific educational initiative has become very popular, making the Qubeysiat, in numbers, the leading Islamic movement in Syria. Qubeysi’s students are also at the forefront of a significant achievement in Islamic history in regards to education—no less than 70 Qubeysiat have memorized nine canonical books of Hadith with extensive chains of narration.





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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

Continued from last week's CCN......



Rep. Keith Ellison: The groundbreaker



In 2006, Keith Ellison became the first Muslim-American elected to serve in Congress, representing Minnesota’s 5th District.


Several months later, Ellison took the oath of office on a Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson, as a wall of journalists jostled to capture the historic moment.


“It was really quite a heady moment for me,” Ellison says, “and in some ways I’m still unpacking it.”


The Detroit native says Islam informs how he sees the world, but his job is to represent a diverse congressional district, not a religion.


“I’ve never spoken as a religious authority,” Ellison says. “When I go to Friday prayers, I get in line like everybody else.”

What other Muslims say about Ellison:
“Even though he’s not a religious leader, Keith Ellison has become a kind of de facto spokesman for American Muslims.”


To be continued in next week's CCN









Racism and Xenophobia




This is how a Muslim academic clapped back at two far-right politicians in Europe.










Why Inmates Are Converting To Islam

Because Facts



Islam isn't just the fastest growing religion in the world, it's also the fastest growing faith in U.S. prisons. But why do so many inmates turn to this religion?











Why we will always need the Haram Police

OnePath Network 



Let’s face it – we’re all sick of the Haram Police.

You know those guys that come along when you’re out and about just enjoying your time, and all of the sudden decide to tell you that whatever you’re doing is Haram.

Now, a lot has been said and rightfully so about the Haram police, whether it’s about their arrogance, aggression or the fact that many of them come across as self-righteous as though they are better than those they are advising. That’s not what I’m here to talk about.

I’m here to talk about the fact that we actually need the Haram police. Yes, I said it, we need the Haram Police, and it’s about time we start appreciating them.

Now when I say this I’m not talking about the rude, arrogant, self-righteous Haram police, that you’re probably thinking about. I’m talking about the need of having a group of people of good character who are knowledgeable and courageous enough to do the not-so-popular job of advising us right from wrong and enjoining the good and forbidding evil.





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Friday lecture (sermon)

 DATE: 20 July 2018

TOPIC: "Advice for After Ramadan" Part 4 

IMAM: Uzair Akbar













Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 20 July 2018

TOPIC: "Journey of a life time Hajj"

IMAM: Akram Buksh








Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 20 July 2018

TOPIC: ”Two means of destruction”

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar


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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 20 July 2018

TOPIC: "Hajj is sacrifice” 

IMAM: Mufti Naeem Ali





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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 20 July 2018

TOPIC: "Hajj: The duty, and the most sacred journey"
IMAM: Ahmed Naffa










Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 13 July 2018

TOPIC"Tranquility in Salah"
IMAM: Prof Mohamad Abdalla


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Horrific hate crime attack on Muslim man shocks Canadians   



CANADA: Muslims in Canada are shocked and outraged by a horrific assault on an Arab near Toronto, which has left him in intensive care in hospital amid an uptick in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes.

Muhammed Abu Marzouk, 39, was beaten up badly by two brothers on Sunday in Mississauga, a city near Toronto.

Police initially said the incident was sparked by road rage; however, further investigations revealed it was a “hate-motivated incident.”

Abu Marzouk, who was with his wife and two daughters, was just heading home after a summer evening picnic.

He was backing out of a parking spot near a community center when he nearly hit a passing car.

Abu Marzouk got out of his car to assess the situation when he was confronted by two brothers, Adem and Janis Corhamzic, aged 27 and 19, from Brampton.

Although there was no accident, the brothers apparently started an argument with Abu Marzouk and then began shouting at him.

“Don’t you see us? ... F---ing Arab people! ... Terrorists."

Abu Marzouk was seriously injured by the men and remains in intensive care at a hospital in Toronto where he underwent emergency surgery after suffering a large blood clot and hemorrhage in his brain, as well as multiple fractures.

His wife and one friend also sustained minor injuries.

Widespread public reaction

Muslim advocacy groups in Canada have expressed shock and anger at the incident and are calling for action to stem a rising tide of hate crime.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims said in a statement on Wednesday that it condemns "in the strongest possible terms the brutal assault," and called on authorities to prosecute those responsible "to the fullest extent of the law in order to send a strong message against hate and intolerance."

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie called the incident “senseless and horrendous” and said she is pleased police are investigating it as a hate crime.

“My thoughts are with the family and the victim,” she tweeted. “Those responsible must feel the full weight of the justice system.”



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Young peacemakers, Christian and Muslim, meet religious leaders during UK forum


Emerging Peacemakers Forum 2018, United Kingdom


UK: Fifty young Christians and Muslims ages 20-25 met between 8-18 July for an Emerging Peacemakers Forum offering training in peacemaking and reconciliation at the Churchill College of Cambridge University in the UK. They met with international religious leaders, including the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and president of the Muslim Council of Elders Prof. Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb.

Earlier this week, Al-Tayyeb was received by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and also met with Queen Elizabeth II.

The forum was organized by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif in cooperation with the Council of Muslim Elders and the Archbishop of Canterbury. It aimed to strengthen the role of the youth in their societies and promote a culture of coexistence and integration.

Topics explored included mediation, curiosity, forgiveness, and hospitality, asking the question: “Who are we?”

Forum organizers hope that the young participants, who were from diverse countries, will propose creative initiatives that religious institutions will adopt. The event is also designed to enhance the dialogue between religions and cultures by involving youth and making use of their capabilities to promote the values of peace and coexistence in societies.



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Indian Muslim cleric arrested after on-air scuffle with female activist over Islamic divorce


Zee Hindustan / YouTube


INDIA: Indian authorities have arrested a Muslim cleric who came to blows with a local rights activist amid a heated televised debate over how Sharia law governs divorce and women’s rights.

An Indian Muslim cleric, identified as Mufti Ejaz Arshad Qasmi, has been put under arrest following a complaint by broadcaster Zee Hindustan. Earlier this week, the cleric was filmed slapping Farah Faiz, a women’s rights advocate, during a live show aired by the TV channel.

Things went out of control when the two clashed over the talaq – a buzzword which makes an Islamic marriage null and void if pronounced three times by a man. Faiz, who campaigns against the triple talaq, said this is not the form of divorce that exists in the Quran, triggering a violent reaction from the Mufti.

“The practice of talaq-e-bidat without proper conciliation violates the basic right of every Muslim woman to live with dignity," the advocate said, adding that Muslim women have become "victims of gender discrimination in the absence of proper codified rules governing marriage, divorce and maintenance,” according to DNA outlet.

In the footage released by Zee Hindustan, Faiz is seen slapping the cleric, who fights back, aggressively attacking the woman. The show’s host tried to intervene and stop Qasmi, but to no result.

Zee Hindustan later took to Twitter to condemn the scuffle and the cleric’s conduct. It also accused Qasmi of verbally abusing writer and activist Amber Zaidi, who is seen bursting into tears in a separate video.

Following the incident, there have been some voices demanding that a ban on Islam-related TV debates be put in place.  



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The unique makeup of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in Bangladesh



BANGLADESH: More than 700,000 Rohingya people have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma) for neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017.

The Rohingya, who numbered around one million in Myanmar at the start of 2017, are one of the many ethnic minorities in the country.

Myanmar's military says it is fighting Rohingya militants and denies targeting civilians.

Kilcoyne photographed the Rohingya Muslim girls and women in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, a city on the south-east coast of Bangladesh.

The makeup is called thanaka, a yellow paste made from the ground bark of a tree found in the dry central parts of Myanmar, and is used to decorate the cheeks of the women and girls in a tradition dating back centuries.

As well as a cosmetic, the paste acts as a protection against the strong sun, whilst keeping their skin cool.

The swirls of yellow paste dry into a protective layer and is an insect-repellent and helps treat acne.          



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 The Arab of the Future 3: Volume 3:

A Childhood in the Middle East, 1985-1987 - A Graphic Memoir


Riad Sattouf



After having followed her husband to Libya and then to Syria, Riad's mother can't take any more of village life in Ter Maaleh: she wants to go back to France.


Young Riad sees his father torn between his wife's aspirations and the weight of family traditions...

The Arab of the Future tells the story of Riad Sattouf's childhood in the Middle East.


The first volume covers the period from 1978 to 1984: from birth to the age of six, little Riad is shuttled between Libya, Brittany and Syria.


The second volume tells the story of his first year of school in Syria (1984-1985).


This third volume sees him between the ages of six and nine, the time he becomes aware of the society he is growing up in.

Can you celebrate Christmas in Ter Maaleh? Were there video clubs in Homs? How do children of eight fast for Ramadan? Was Conan the Barbarian circumcised? Were Breton villagers kinder to their animals than their Syrian counterparts? How far will Riad go to please his father? And how far will his father go to become an important man in the Syria of Hafez Al-Assad?



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The Punishment of Gaza
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children
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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: Cardamom is a strong aromatic spice which has a citrusy character and goes very well with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and other aromatic spices.


Cardamom Orange Cake




125g butter
1 cup castor sugar
3 eggs
1½ cups cake flour (sifted)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp orange essence
zest of 1 small orange
1 tsp ground cardamom (elachi)
½ cup milk

Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined.
Add rest of ingredients and fold in.
Pour into a cake mould which is well greased.
Bake until light brown in a preheated 180' oven.

Make a glaze with orange juice and icing sugar and pour over the cooled cake, lastly sprinkle ground cardamom.



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Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column by Princess Lakshman (Sister Iqra )




Princess Lakshman


Writer, Clarity Coach, Founder and Facilitator of Healing Words Therapy - Writing for Wellbeing









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

Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic:
Raising Sons

I don’t have sons, however, over the years I have observed my closest friends raise their boys into men who have grown up to choose paths that most times serve them well and sometimes lead them astray. So I can safely conclude that raising sons is just as challenging as raising sons. I have a teenage daugher, I should know! The main difference would be that one must acknowledge that boys are wired differently to girls in their hormones, physical growth, and emotional expressions.

As a society, we tend to place immense expectations on our sons. Often, these expectations are drilled into them from childhood and hinder them from embracing and processing their emotions. Expectations such as, ‘boys don’t cry’, ‘boys must always provide for the family’, ‘boys get priority over their sisters’, ‘boys aren’t supposed to express their sensitive side’, ‘boys must be loyal to the family,’ and so on.

How we raise our sons will have a direct impact on how he will behave with his wife and child and the community at large. Having experienced domestic violence in my previous marriage, and now being married to a peaceful man, I have come to understand one thing very clearly...that both of these men were raised differently and both were raised to adopt certain values and virtues that determined their choices in life and how they behave with women, child and elders. I often say to my husband that his peaceful nature is a credit to his parents. Alhumdolillah.

We expect our sons to respect us. The real question is: Do we respect our sons? Are we constantly expecting them to toughen up, or soften down, or do as we say? As parents, we tend to lecture more and do less. The golden rule to remember is kids do as we do, not as we say. So lecture less and do more.

What strategies do you use to cope with your son’s mood swings, tantrums, demands and emotional outbursts? Our sons are future leaders of this world. We need to put our ego aside and raise them with sensitivity, compassion, empathy, respect and understanding.

There is no doubt that you love your son unconditionally. However, the following strategies, when implemented appropriately, may strengthen your relationship with him. Do try them.

Strategies to Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Son
1. Talk to him. Put away your gadgets, look him in the eye and soulfully connect with him. A great way to start is to ask an open-ended question which invites an elaborate answer. For example, “What did some of the things that you did or that happen today that made it a wonderful day for you?
2. Listen to his reply. LISTEN. Do not formulate a response while he is speaking. Do not cut him off while he is speaking. Become fully engaged. Observe his body language. A lot is communicated through body language.
3. Always compliment a good behaviour. If the behaviour has been negative, look for moments when he is silent and compliment on his efforts. For example, “I am very pleased with you that you are trying your best to respect our agreement on internet use.”
4. Speak well about those he loves. For example, you may not be close to your in-laws but that does not mean your son has to inherit your opinions about them. Respect his love for them. Speak well about those he loves.
5. Respect his fears and sentiments. Fear is very real to the person experiencing it. You do not have to encourage it but you need to show the sensitivity that it is real to him. For example, “I know it makes you fearful when you think about your exams. I used to be the same. I know how you feel. I understand. I am so pleased that you are trying your very best. That is all that matters. Allah rewards efforts, not results. Keep doing your best.”
6. Do not bring up past behavioural issues when addressing a new issue. Telling him you can no longer trust him because he lied to you last year is NOT going to resolve anything. Instead, have a respectful discussion about having boundaries.
7. Show good manners so that he emulates good manners. Saying “Please”, “Thank you”, “I’m sorry” to your son does not mean you are weak. In fact, it displays good manners and your son will learn to treat you and others with the same manners.
8. NEVER laugh at his mistakes, NEVER belittle him and NEVER insult him. Doing these will hurt him and scar him for life. You only have to access your own unhealed childhood pain to realise that somewhere deep inside you is a memory of an adult who may have laughed at your mistakes or insulted or belittled you.
9. “I am big, you’re small...I’m right, you’re wrong” - NEVER imply or say this. Your son is a human being created by ALLAH and deserves the same respect and joy as you or any other human being does.
10. Explain yourself clearly when you set boundaries. If you need to prohibit something, get him to sit and discuss the best strategies that will benefit the entire family. Show him that you treat him with fairness and that your home is a home with love and understanding, not a house with a “dictator”.

In Shaa ALLAH, next week we will explore the topic:
How To Communicate With People Who Negatively Trigger You

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Keeping up with the daily demands life throws at us often means that our mental wellbeing takes a back seat.


We also tend to make less time for exercise.

Meditation can act as an antidote to stress, tension and fatigue.


So practice mindfulness and be kind to yourself.

Give yoga a try to re-set, re-charge and re-energise the body.


You’ll feel stronger and less stressed in no time.


Yoga is not only good for toning muscles and building stamina, it’s a challenging workout and can help with preventing injuries.






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Jallalludin gets a job as a physical education teacher for 16 - 18 year olds.

He notices a boy at the end of the field standing alone, while all the other kids are running around having fun, kicking a football.

He takes pity on him and decides to speak to him.

'Are you ok?' he asks.

'Yes,' he replies.

'You can go and play with the other kids, you know,' he says.

'It's best I stay here,' he says.

'Why's that, young man?' asks Jallalludin.

The boy looks at him incredulously and says:

"Because I'm the goal keeper !!!"

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An Ayaat-a-Week




It is He Who creates from the very beginning, and He can restore (life). And He is the Oft-Forgiving, full of loving-kindness, Lord of the Throne of Glory, Doer (without let) of all that He intends.


~ Surah Al-Buruj 85:13-16


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"Character is how you treat those

who can do nothing for you"

~ Anon



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Cycle from Brisbane to Byron Bay on the 10-12 August and raise money for children’s education in Hebron and help spread understanding and awareness about the Palestinian plight with our local community.


Riders from all backgrounds and faiths take part because they want to be a beacon of hope for the people of Palestine showing that all over the world there is support for the Palestinian cause and an aim to bring about peace in the region.

There is something for riders of all levels of fitness with a free family city ride and community event on the Friday night and then the two day main event cycling from Logan to Byron Bay. You can sign up for one, two or all three days. Remember your sign up costs include: accommodation (Saturday), food, jersey, support vehicles, insurance, stickers, flag and wristband. Sunday includes bus back to Gold Coast or Brisbane.

For more information check out The Big Ride for Palestine – Australia website and sign up now!












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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services



“510 hours of FREE English classes” 











Don't miss out on Building the future of Australia's Islamic Education. We are doing a food parcel run to raise funds for our Arabic and Shariah course, hifz course, revert course, children madrasah and various other courses currently running.

The food consist of lamb korma, Malaysian fried noodles, buyer chicken, fried chicken, biryani, rice, rice pudding and a drink. All for only $100. Delicious food to feed at least five people. You may pickup at Slacks Creek, Kuraby, Logan, Darra, and Gold Coast on the 28th July at 4pm.

May Allah bless you in your doa and contribution.




New Muslim Care (NMC) are proud to be working in alliance with Sisters Support Services (SSS) and National Zakat Foundation (NZF) to support new Muslims with the Islam 101: The Foundations courses.

Through collaboration we are strengthening our organisations and sharing resources in order to continue to provide much needed services to the community.

Our aim is to offer continuous support to new Muslims through Islamic workshops, classes and social avenues and enable a more seamless transition successfully to an Islamic way of life Insha'Allah.

Sessions for brothers are envisaged for the near future.

Please contact or to discuss your needs or to work in collaboration with NMC in providing future sessions and assisting others in the community.







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SHE...See me, Hear me, Empower me

In collaboration with Qld Police Service, Muslimah Mind Matters and Sisters Support Services are facilitating FOUR x 1 Day SHE live events (Free) for Muslimahs in Brisbane.


Book FREE tickets for the first of the four events on 11th July, especially for Mothers and Daughters.







A small group of sisters have established the Hurricane Stars Club, the first sports and recreation association specifically catering for Muslim females in Brisbane. All classes and activities for males and females over 10 years old will be kept separately as males-only and females-only classes. 


The organisation is an incorporation of 3 previous clubs that have been operating for the past 2 and a half years ; The Young Muslims club, that organised social and educational activities for primary-school-aged children. The Teens Club, that organised fun activities with an Islamic-based session for teenage girls and boys done separately and also the Ladies swimming program that has offered ladies-only swimming lessons, aqua-aerobics and mums-and-bubs learn-to-swim classes for the past 18 months.


All of these programs will continue and are still organised by the same ladies who founded these programs. Being registered as an official not-for-profit sports and recreation association allows us to be eligible for government sporting programs. It has allowed us to be eligible to accept the Queensland Government’s ‘Get Started’ $150 vouchers for our swimming program for children aged 5-17 years old. Children aged from 5-to-17-years old will receive $150 off the cost of swimming lessons if they register for our swimming program. 


We have also added a new Female Fitness program, sponsored by the Logan City Council. We offer ladies only fitness classes and aqua-aerobics classes for only $2 per class. Mums are welcome and encouraged to bring their children aged 3 years old and under to the class with them while they do a 45-minutes-class. We have created a teen girls fitness program, which will be a hijab-friendly fitness opportunity for teenage girls to get fit and active. We offer a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors on a regular basis.


For more information, please see our website or email us at Alternatively contact Farah Scott on 0432026375. 


Please like our Facebook page - hurricane stars club, for all the latest updates. We look forward to offering many more exciting and fun programs and activities for the community in shaa'Allah in the future.




















On 31 December 2017 the only Islamic childcare centre in the whole of Brisbane had to unfortunately close its doors due to the Department of Transport requiring it for their future expansion. To date they are still in the process of securing new premises to continue serving this very important need of the community and the wait continues….

In the interim the need is still there. The question most Muslims would be asking themselves is “Where do I send my child so that he/she can learn, grow and develop in an Islamic environment, and establish a sound Islamic foundation?”

Msasa Montessori is a private home based learning centre for 3-5 year olds. The focus is an Islamic based learning environment alongside the Montessori method of teaching. Children will be taught their basic duas, surahs, tasbeehs, stories of the Prophets will be read and enacted, and Inshallah their love for Allah and His Noble Prophet Muhammed S.A.W will develop. Supported by the Montessori method of teaching they will develop their independence and will utilise equipment which will enable them to develop and grow.

Montessori is a method of education based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. The Montessori materials cover developmental activities designed to meet the needs of children in five curriculum areas:
Practical life skills, Sensorial activities, Mathematics, Language and Cultural Studies.


By providing such an environment, the children will develop a strong sense of wellbeing and identity as Muslims and they will become confident and involved learners with the ability to communicate effectively and with confidence.

For further information call 0434519414.



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22 July



One Day in the Haram

OnePath Network

HOYTS Sunnybank Cinemas


6PM to 8PM

26 July



Keynote Speaker: Hon Bob Carr

Crescent Institute (BRISBANE)

TBA: Brisbane CBD


6PM to 9PM

4 August



United for Palestine – A Fundraiser Art Exhibition by Australian Artists


AMARAH and MAA International

Sunnybank RSL

19 Gager Street, Sunnybank

0422 585 179



6.30PM to 9.30PM

4 August



16th Annual College Fete


Australian International Islamic College (AIIC)

724 Blunder Rd, DURACK

0411 045 156

11AM to 7PM

21 August





(Day of Arafah)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1439


22 August





10th Zil-Hijjah 1439


26 August



Eid Al-Adah Celebrations


Gold Coast Mosque

Broadwater Parklands

0422 082 785

10AM to 9PM

29 August



Celebrating Janeth Deen



Michael's Oriental Restaurant

0405 035 786


1 September



Awards Presentation & Dinner Night


Logan Roos Football School

Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

0413 669 987


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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Masjid As Sunnah





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 with any agenda considerations or questions.


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Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

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Islamic Solutions Articles and Audio recordings

Islamic Relief Australia

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MCCA Islamic Finance  & Investments

Gold Coast Mosque  Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

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

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Islamic Society of Algester

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

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

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

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

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

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia Serving Humanity

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

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

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

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

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

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

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

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association

Eidfest Celebrating Muslim cultures

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

Al Tadhkirah Institute Madressa, Hifz and other Islamic courses

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