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Sunday 27 January 2019 | Issue 0742



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Mrs Galila Abdelsalam, OAM


CEO of the Islamic Women's Association of Australia (formerly Islamic Women's Association of Queensland),  Mrs Galila Abdelsalam, was named in the honours list for an Order of Australia Medal for services to the Muslim community through a range of organisations.



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l to r: Riyaad Ally, Farouk Adam, Jim Chalmers MP, and Osman Rane

Local Muslims and community groups were honoured as 2018 Local Legends at an awards ceremony on Tuesday.


Riyaad Ally (Muslim Aid Australia), Farouk Adam (Muslim Business Network), Osman Rane (Muslim Charitable Foundation) and Ismail Cajee (Islamic Council of Queensland) were recognized for their contributions to the local community.

The Local Legends awards, in their fourth year, honour residents nominated by the community.

Federal Labor MP for Rankin Jim Chalmers, who started the awards in 2015, said there was a record of 250 nominees this year.

“I’m frequently amazed by the selfless acts of so many in our local area, which makes ours a community which looks out for each other,” Mr Chalmers said.

People from all walks of life, including elders, volunteers and sports coaches, were recognised at the awards at the Diggers Services Club, Logan Central on Tuesday.




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Quran Alive, conducted by Al Tadhkirah Institute, kicked off the year with their orientation on Saturday 19 January 2019.


It was attended by excited students, eager to begin the year in the pursuit of knowledge.


All students are dedicating one year of their life to master the ability to translate the Holy Quran.




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By Farah Scott    




The Hurricane Stars Club continued their school holidays program in January, providing kids with a wide variety of opportunities to have new experiences, make new friends and learn new skills. We started the month with a peaceful kayak through the beautiful mangroves of the Brisbane river, with both parents and kids having fun paddling along the river in their kayaks. A few weeks later we kayaked down the Logan River and the kids had fun and testing their skills playing a variety of games on the river while still in their kayaks.

We partnered with the Southside Academy of Combat in Underwood again, after our successful teen safety workshop in December, for a day camp for kids. We had 28 kids aged from 6 to 14 years old who spent 5 hours learning Indonesian Silat martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, while play games, having fun, getting fit and making new friends.

We also joined up with the Multicultural Sports Club to take the kids down to the Gold Coast by bus and gave them the opportunity to learn how to surf on a beautiful Gold Coast beach. The following week they returned to the Gold Coast again to learn how to be a surf lifesaver. This activity allowed them to learn the important skills needed to help swimmers in difficulties while on the water. For both activities they did various activities both on the sand and in the water.

For those kids who prefer indoor activities or were too young to join the water sports, we organized a personalised program of different art activities at Logan West Community Artshare Alliance. We had three different activities to appeal to all kids, we did glass fusing, clay hand building and hebel carving. In the glass fusing activity, the kids and some parents got creative with different coloured pieces of glass and they made their own fused glass scenery. Our most popular activity was the clay hand building activity in which we filled up the art studio! The kids had the opportunity to make their own pirate ships, into which they etched their own unique designs on. Our final activity was hebel carving, in which the kids developed new skills and carved their own unique designs into a piece of concrete.

Wanting to let tweens and teens (and their Mothers!) regain the lost art of Sewing, Hurricane Stars Club organised a Beginners Introductory lesson to sewing by hand and to sewing machines. It was a popular and fully-booked program where girls and ladies learned upcycling a pillowcase into their own tote bags. A few days later, we also organised another sewing session, this time for those who are with more experience in sewing. Participants got to learn how to personalise and make their own long skirts. This activity not only helped our girls to learn new skills but also empower them to own their own fashion sense while adhering to Muslimah conditions of attire.

Our final activity for the school holidays was a morning at Cable Ski Logan in Carbrook during which the kids tested their ability to zoom across the water. The kids kneeboarded, wakeboarded and played in the aqua park on standup paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, boats and inflatable paths. Kids took on the challenge of zipping around the lake on kneeboards and wakeboards, with some brave little kids giving it a go even though they were smaller than the boards and needed help to carry their boards.

All in all it was a very busy and fulfilling school holidays, Alhamdulillah. We look forward to developing more exciting activities for kids and youth over the coming year with the dua and support from the community, in shaa Allah.




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By Amra Zlatic-Dhedhi


The January youth holiday classes were fun for the 5 to 17 years olds.

One very successful class was the sushi making class at Mount Coottha Botanical Gardens.


The children were taught to make their own sushi by qualified nutrition reps from NAQ nutrition Queensland and provided by the Brisbane City Council.

The kids absolutely loved making their own sushi and cooking amongst the trees and greenery of the botanical gardens was a wonderful experience.

In Sha Allah we will be holding more exciting classes in the upcoming months.



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by Dr Nada Ibrahim



Qur’an Diaries is an innovative and creative way of interacting with the Qur’an and applying it to our daily lives assuming that each individual holds a key to unlock another’s’ understanding of interacting with the Qur’an in a profound and meaningful way.

The program goes for 7 sessions (2.5 hours each weekly or fortnightly) and is about reflecting with Sura Baqarah in our lives using solo, paired, group activities and diary entries.

It challenges individuals to look deep and deliberate on how to proactively apply themes discussed in daily lives.

The images illustrate some of the outputs from the program that was offered in Adelaide and Brisbane in 2018. The activities in the first session include designing the shared Etiquettes of Quran Diaries which is a group agreement on how participants would work together, breaking the ice collaboration activities and reflection on sura fatiha.




Quran Diaries Etiquette

Heart of the Believers



In the second session, we start with strength-based language activity and a group art activity where each group discusses and then designs an art that represents one of the four hearts discussed in verses 1-20; these reflections are then shared with the rest of the room where individuals can share any additional reflections.



My tree of prohibition

Banu Israel: Timeline of Events



The next session explores verses 21-40 with activities for deeper reflection involving paired activity what is in a name for verses 31-33, the solo activity of my tree of prohibition where each leaf represents an issue that individuals are struggling with in their lives that Allah has asked to stay away from thus pondering verse 35, shared reflection on the relationship between Adam and Shaitan, and reasons why is the first narrative story that of Banu Israel or people of Musa (a).



Group activity: On four hearts


The session on verses 61-80 requires working in groups of 3/4 where individuals would plan and execute a role-play addressing either verses 58 & 61 or verses 67-73. Groups are also assigned the task of observing another group’s performance and providing feedback about the interpretative execution of the verses in live form.

Similarly, the rest of the sessions each reflect on another lot of 20 verses each involving diary entries of reflections and crafting paired/group activities relevant to those verses designed for a deeper understanding and linking it to daily life.

Qur’an Diaries also develops a trusted social support network where individuals can safely discuss their interactions with the Qur’an. After 7 sessions as participants, a facilitators training is offered for those who want to run their own groups. The program has been successfully offered in Adelaide and Brisbane between May to December 2018.

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Dr Jalal Khan created a mobile service to bring dental services to those who need it most.


Shien Sligar is 31 and can't eat an apple.

The mother of two knew she needed to see a dentist, but a lengthy wait time in the public health system and high prices at private clinics compounded her situation.

Five of her teeth have fallen out, and she is now considering life with dentures.

"Last year I lost three teeth, just waiting to go into the public health system," Ms Sligar said.

"I'm a mother, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't use any substances whatsoever.

"I have these issues because of the time it takes to get in to see a dentist."

Ms Sligar, like almost half the NSW population, is eligible for public oral health care.

She also makes up one of the 100,000 children and adults waiting for public dental treatment in the state.

"I've waited two-years for a general check-up," she said.

"To think at my age that I need dentures just because I couldn't get into the system quick enough to fix a simple hole, it's damaging.

"I feel like I'm unimportant just because I'm a low-income earner."

'I don't think it's good enough'

In an effort to help people like Ms Sligar, north Sydney dentist Dr Jalal Khan launched a mobile charity clinic.

His initial plan was to service regional and remote areas, where the lack of services is most pronounced.

But this month, for the first time, Dr Khan parked his truck at Sadleir, in Sydney's south-west.

"I don't think it's good enough because many of these patients [on the public waiting list] are suffering hardship and are perhaps even at the risk of homelessness as well," Dr Khan said.

"So what I'm trying to do is target those most in need."

Dr Khan said the cost of dental treatment in Australia was forcing those who can't afford a private appointment to go without.

Long wait times were also contributing to poor treatment outcomes, he said.

"For medical services, a lot of that is covered by Medicare, but it's not so for the dental side of things and that reduces the uptake of dental services and in turn the preventive services that people can access," Dr Khan said.

And with strong links between poor dental health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Dr Khan believes it's an issue that needs urgent attention.

"A broader analysis of it all needs to be done so we can improve the system and improve the service delivery."

In a statement, NSW Health said dental care was a shared responsibility between state and federal governments.

NSW Health said they had attempted to contact Ms Sligar to apologise and ensure her needs are met.


The dental truck will leave Sydney this weekend to service Cunnamulla, western Queensland.




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World Hijab Day 2019







World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its 7th year.


On February 1st of every year, World Hijab Day Organization asks global citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to wear the Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. The motto for World Hijab Day 2019 is “Breaking Stereotypes. Shattering Boundaries” with the hashtag #FreeInHijab.

The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on fighting bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice against Muslim women. This is most crucial in these times where Hijab is being banned in some countries while in other countries, Muslim women are being targeted and harassed verbally and physically.

Below are some of the shocking but true headlines:

  • Men rip off woman’s hijab, cut crosses into her skin in Brussels (Yeni Safak)

  • Muslim Student Said College Expelled Her For Wearing A Hijab (Huffington Post)

  • Hijab or work: Muslim Azerbaijani women forced to choose (JAM News)

  • An 11-year-old girl had her hijab pulled off at school (The Salt Lake Tribune)

  • Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing (Pew Research)

  • Muslim woman claims a Singapore government agency refused to let her wear a hijab if she wanted a job (Coconuts Singapore)

  • A bus rider tells a woman in a head scarf ‘ICE should take her kids away’ (CNN)

  • Muslim woman assaulted in Belgium, her hijab and shirt pulled off (TRT World)

  • 1 In 4 Hijab-Wearing Arab Women Have Been Shoved On NYC Subways (Commission on Human Rights)

  • Toronto man accused of pulling off women’s hijabs (Toronto Sun)

Nazma Khan, a New York native, initiated this global movement with the intent of bringing awareness on a subject that’s very dear to her and millions of Muslim women across the globe. While growing up in NYC, she was harassed both physically and emotionally on numerous occasions. The presence of such discrimination heightened around 9/11 because of her human right to wear the hijab.


Her purpose was to introduce her pain to others in hopes that no one will ever have to go through the emotional trauma simply because of the love they have for their faith. Consequently, on February 1st, 2013, she asked her fellow sisters of all faiths across the globe to don the hijab for one day.


Within eight days, she got responses from women residing in 67 different countries that represented a conglomerate of religious backgrounds, to include Christians, Jewish, Pagans, Wiccans, Rastafarians, Buddhists, Atheists etc. WHD gave an opportunity to citizens worldwide who were not familiar with the Islamic faith to open up dialogues with their Muslim neighbours, co-workers, and friends.


Additionally, WHD presented an opportunity for teachers to understand why their Muslim students wear the hijab. It also provided non-Muslim mothers a chance to better understand their daughter’s faith and the decision to wear hijab.


The negative perception on hijab allowed people to act upon their fears and hurt innocent women without a real and existing threat. WHD simply presented an opportunity for everyone to learn about hijab and its importance in the Islamic faith without perpetuating the negative generalizations in today’s society.

WHD has many volunteers and ambassadors worldwide. WHD ambassadors come from all walks of life. It’s estimated that people in 190 countries take part in World Hijab Day every year. In addition, WHD has been endorsed by many world renowned individuals including scholars, politicians, and celebrities worldwide. WHD has been covered in mainstream news media including New York Times, BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, Huffington Post, etc to name a few. In 2018, World Hijab Day Organization became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

There were many milestones since the inception of World Hijab Day. One of them was the recognition of the day by New York State in 2017. The same year, the House of Commons of the U.K. hosted an event marking the day, where Prime Minister Theresa May also attended. The event was organized by Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, SNP MP for Ochil and South Perthsire. SNP MP Tasmina wrote in THE TIMES:

“Given the current climate, World Hijab Day is even greater importance. We must stand up and clearly say that women have a right to choose what they want to wear-whenever, wherever, and however. World Hijab Day is an event that we should be proud of celebrating, not just for religious tolerance but for women’s rights around the world.”

One of the participants of World Hijab Day stated the following:

“This is my 5th year participating in World Hijab Day. I have many friends from many different religions who cover for a variety of reasons. I love being able to support them and anyone else who chooses to cover. When covering my head, I feel like my true self can come out, like I am complete. My experiences have almost always positive, only with a few non-friendly stares. In our world today we need to work towards understanding one another and our different experiences.”-Cathey (Unitarian Universalist-USA).



World Hijab Day



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Muslim Funeral Services Ltd provides funeral director services to the Muslim community across South East Queensland.

We have paid positions available for male assistant/s to work on a part-time, on-call basis, with our team to facilitate with the funeral arrangements in Brisbane.

Duties will include driving and doing all transfers of the Janaza, assist with the preparation of the grave, assist with the Ghusl if required, the burial process and liaise with the family of the deceased.

No specific experience is necessary but the ability to work with a team, be available on-call, be empathetic, be fluent in English and have a valid class C driver’s licence are essential. Training for the position will be provided.

For further details of the position including remuneration please contact Muslim Funeral Services at 1300 896 786 or 0412 845 786 or via email




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The Second International Conference on Organ Transplantation in Islam was held at the Western Sydney University on 22 and 23 November 2018.  This conference explored a rare topic in Islamic theological and social scientific discussions; how Islam deals with organ transplantation.

Existing studies on organ transplantation, rare as they are, either look at the argument in support of organ transplantation and donation, or the argument that considers organ transplantation and donation to be prohibited in Islam.  What is missing is a clear and authoritative response to the question of organ transplantation and donation in Islam.  Whether organ transplantation and donation is permissible or not in Islam, robust theological and social scientific discussions are necessary for individuals to make an informed determination


Each week CCN presents the abstract and biography of one of the speakers at the conference:






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Australia’s most popular Arnott's

Biscuit and Flora Margarine not halal certified

By Professor Shahjahan Khan, Professor of Statistics, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba


Many Muslims in Australia will be surprised to know that most popular band of biscuit and margarine in Australia are not halal. Research shows that many products of Arnott’s biscuits (including Tim Tam) and Flora margarine are not halal.

Being interested from some queries I contacted Arnott Australia and Unilever Australia & New Zealand and both of them confirmed by email that their products are not halal certified.

In response to my email query, Pam McKenzie, Consumer Contact Centre, Arnott’s Australia wrote, “Arnott's Biscuit are not Halal certified. Arnott's do not classify or certify any of our products we sell in Australia and New Zealand based on any religious preferences.”

Interestingly, The Australian Jewish Times reported the following: "Indeed it is milestone that as of today, kosher consumers across Australia can walk into any store and purchase these iconic biscuits." See the link (

So, Arnott's supports Kosher for the Jews but refuses to support Halal.

The Tim Tam original contain cochineal which is derived from insects and is not suitable for a halal diet. The cochineal is a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the natural dye carmine is derived. The carminic acid is extracted from the body and eggs of the insect, then mixed with aluminium or calcium salts to make carmine dye, also known as cochineal. Today, carmine is primarily used as a colorant in food and in lipstick (E120 or Natural Red 4).

Mr Mohamed Elmouelhy of Halal Authority Australia confirmed that Arnott is not interested in halal certification and the company is happy to proclaim that their products are not halal certified.

Halal Food Sydney FB states, "Arnott's does not support Halal. Small amounts of alcohol based flavours are added to some biscuits. We know that alcohol is sensitive to heat, but there is a slight possibility that trace amounts could still be present in the finished product."

I also contacted Unilever Australia & New Zealand about popular Flora margarine which naively look like a vegetable product. Ralph, a Consumer Engagement Centre Consultant responded, “Flora Light and ProActiv Light, Flora Ultra Light and Flora ProActiv Ultra Light, Flora Olive and ProActiv Olive - ALL THESE variants contain a pork-based gelatine.”

He explained, “The gelatine is pork based. When gelatine is listed in the ingredients, the spread will NOT be halal.”

It is an obligation on the individual Muslims and their families to check carefully before purchasing any product for consumption. Reading ingredients and knowing what is not halal is absolutely essential to avoid non-halal or any doubtful products.

There are many halal certification authorities in Australia providing useful guide to the Muslims and everyone should take advantage of these resources.

Their contacts are Australia - 1800 888 997, NZ - 0800 900 028 or email




Streamlining money collections for mosque building?


By Dr Ameer Ali


Muslims all over the world have a penchant towards building mosques. Mosques are iconic markers of Muslim existence and Australia is no exception.

There is a belief that if one builds a mosque for Allah, He, in turn, will build a house for that person in paradise.

According to one estimate, there are over 370 mosques or Muslim places of worship in this country.

As Muslim population increases through ‘controlled immigration’, conversion or natural rate, we may expect several more to appear in future.

Even if Muslim population were to remain static, as they become more religious and regularise their prayers, size of congregations will grow, demanding roominess in existing mosques or new ones.

Unlike in many other Western countries Australia is unbelievably accommodative to religious beliefs even though it is ruled by secular government and constitution.

Muslims must be thankful to fellow Australians for this accommodation.

However, there is one issue that the community has to tackle head-on in relation to the financing of these mosques.

There was a time, particularly in the last quarter of previous century, when donors from Muslim countries helped construction of mosques. Local Muslim philanthropy also contributed towards the cause.

Now, with drying foreign assistance and thinning philanthropy, the burden of financing mosques has fallen on shoulders of the regular worshippers. Money is collected mostly through fundraising events and weekly collections on Fridays.

The question is who are these collectors and whom are they accountable to? If a registered society does the collection then that society automatically comes under government rules and the executive committee of that society is required to maintain and show audited accounts.

But, when individuals collect in the name of a proposed mosque, whom are they accountable to? Is there a mechanism to make them accountable?

Earlier, when the national body, Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) remained a strong, resourceful and prestigious apex body, that organisation through its state councils and member societies, exerted some control over mosques through financial assistance and systematic monitoring.

Mosque administrators were accountable to AFIC, and AFIC in turn was accountable to the community and government.

Today, AFIC’s reputation has crumbled through costly litigations and financial mismanagement and it has lost the confidence of the Muslim community.

However, there is one organization, Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) that can fill the vacuum if that organization can restructure itself and expand its activities.

We don’t need an ANIC and a Grand Mufti just to announce the beginning and end of fasting. ANIC should get involved with what really matters to the community. Bringing mosques under proper management is one such activity.

ANIC knows very well that mainstream media and powers behind it are not kind towards Muslims. There is a hidden agenda to restrict Muslims settling in this country and building mosques.

Any financial scandal concerning mosques will be manna from heaven to this media and its backers. Prevention is better than cure.

Will ANIC take up the challenge? 





How Islam Spread Throughout the World


By Hassam Munir




I: The Spread of the Message


Intermarriage between Muslims and non-Muslims has been historically important for the spread of Islam in many contexts. This is an area of research that only recently has begun to receive attention, as most converts to Islam via this process were women and, as Maya Shatzmiller noted in 1996, “not only was woman’s voice on the subject [of conversions] absent, but the sources devised a historiographical debate from which the feminine perspective was omitted all together.”[70] More than two decades after this observation, there is a significant body of research that has explored the nexus of intermarriage and conversion in Islamic history, but much more work needs to be done in this field.

Conversion through intermarriage was important to establishing the early Muslim community Spain. In around 785, Pope Hadrian in Rome wrote a letter expressing his concern that some Catholics in Hispania seemed only too willing to marry into Arab Muslim families, and Christian-Muslim unions were condemned at a council in Cordoba in 836.[71] One prominent case was that of Sarah, daughter of Alamund of the Visigothic royal family. She was married twice to prominent Muslims, and in later centuries her descendants formed some of the leading Muslim families of Seville, including the Banū Hajjāj and Banū Maslamah.[72] One of her descendants was the famous scholar of history, fiqh (jurisprudence) and hadīth (Prophetic narrations), Ibn al-Quṭiya (d. 971), who prominently mentioned the role of his great-grandmother in his discussion on the early history of Islam in al-Andalus.[73] A similar case is that of the daughter of the Visigothic nobleman Theodomir (d. 743), who married one ʿAbd al-Jabbār ibn Khaṭṭāb. The descendants of this couple came to be known as the Banū Khaṭṭāb and formed an influential family of Islamic scholars that lasted until the end of Islamic rule in Murcia in the 13th century.[74]

The early modern Ottoman Empire also offers many examples of intermarriage involving conversion. A case in point is that of Beatrice Michiel of Venice who, in 1591, “opted for conversion without coercion or compulsion” and changed her name to Fatima Hatun.[75] Having been raised a Christian and married twice, she escaped her difficult second marriage by fleeing to Constantinople, where she converted to Islam and married one ʿAlī Agha. Her son from her first marriage, Giacomo, followed his mother into Islam nearly a decade later.[76] A similar case was that of the wife, unnamed in the sources, of Ferenc Csiszar, a man from 16th-century Várad (present-day Oradea, Romania). She reportedly went to Buda (Budapest) to marry a “Turk,” which in all likelihood involved a conversion to Islam despite this not being a condition for the marriage.[77] This trend was noted by the Jesuits involved in missionary work in Ottoman-ruled Hungary. It was also common enough for King Matthias Hunyadi (r. 1458-90) to feel compelled to write to the Pope requesting that the Christian men—and in some cases, women—whose spouse had left to convert to Islam should be allowed to remarry rather than hope for their spouse’s eventual return or worse yet, go searching for their spouse in Ottoman territory and potentially convert to Islam themselves in the process.[78]

In British-ruled India, several dalit women (i.e., those from the downtrodden Hindu caste of “untouchables”) converted to Islam as part of intermarriage with Muslims. There are at least nine reported cases between 1924 and 1946, though four of these occurred between March and May in 1926 alone.[79] Considering that these were only the cases that were registered by the colonial police force in the province of Uttar Pradesh (UP) because they sparked significant unrest, the actual rate of conversion may have been much higher. It has been noted that although there were active daʿwah efforts among the dalits of UP, “in many cases of individual conversion, particularly by lower castes, the reason [for intermarriage] was neither proselytism nor doctrinal conviction, but romance,” though romantic motivations were “possibly aided by greater mobility.”[80]

Intermarriage has continued to play an important role in conversion to Islam in more recent times. One case is that of immigrant Muslims marrying Latina women in the United States in the mid-20th century. A 1947 study of Palestinian immigrants in Chicago revealed that one man had married a Mexican-American woman and had children with her.[81] Similarly, and from around the same time, there are records of Yemeni Muslim men in southern California marrying Mexican-Americans and South Asian Muslims in Harlem marrying Puerto Rican-Americans.[82] By the early 1990s there were an estimated 100 Latino converts to Islam in southern California alone, mostly women who had married Muslims since the mid-1970s.[83] A noticeable trend in their conversions was that “the conversion of one woman would lead to a string of conversions within her family.”[84] After having converted, these Latina Muslims led the effort to perform daʿwah in Latino communities in the U.S.

Another recent case is that of Chinese and Filipina women in Hong Kong converting to Islam through their marriages to South Asian Muslims. Muslims from British-ruled India first arrived in Hong Kong in significant numbers in the early 20th century as employees of the British administration. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during the Second World War, many disadvantaged Chinese women married these Muslims.[85] Beginning in the early 1990s, Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong, mostly devout Catholics aged 21-35, increasingly began to convert to Islam and to marry Pakistani Muslims. In the Wan Chai district alone, there were 100 Filipino converts between 1993 and 1996, making up for about 70% of all converts to Islam, and this trend continued strongly into the early years of the 21st century.[86]






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Nazeem Hussain - The Project!









Why Latinos Are Converting to Islam














Hussin Goss in Medewi, Bali









The Great Women of Islam

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The Great Women of Islam
The contributions of women in Islam is indisputable. Some women have had a great role and status in Islam and are, therefore, revered and appreciated in Islamic history.

Here are some of the greatest Muslim women in Islamic history in more detail.


So who are these women and why are they so special?





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Holland Park Mosque


The longest voluntary imam, the late Haji Rane, served thirty years and traveled the state when needed for weddings and funerals. He was Australian born, self-taught, and the only Australian born imam of this mosque.





UK's Oldest Mosque: Incredible pictures shine a light on Britain’s oldest mosque dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria



Two little Indian boys wearing turbans during Eid in 1917






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SHOCKING: Poll reveals up to 71% women in hijab face discrimination   


The motto for World Hijab Day 2019 is “Breaking Stereotypes | Shattering Boundaries.” We wanted to take this opportunity to clear some commonly held misconceptions about hijab. We didn’t want to just provide our opinion. We wanted to break these stereotypes with actual data taken from women who wear the hijab. So, we decided to take polls on our social media regarding these misconceptions. These polls were taken on Facebook and Instagram Story.

To better understand these polls, we will provide some backgrounds on our followers.



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Syrian refugee feeds government workers during shutdown   


Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin's Falafel House in Knoxville, Tenn

USA: The nicest place in America just got even nicer.

Yassin Terou, the owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, Tennessee, is offering free meals at both of his restaurants to anyone affected by the government shutdown.

erou said he felt compelled to do what he could to ease the burden on federal employees and their families.

“It’s important for me [to provide free meals] because these guys are our brothers and sisters, and they already did the work, and they aren’t getting paid,” Terou explained to “Good Morning America.” “For someone like me who is living the American dream in the American land…I believe every hard worker should reach his goal and have a good level of life.”  

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Turkey builds biggest mosque of Balkans in Albania   


Mosque to open by end of 2019 has capacity of up to 10,000 worshippers

ALBANIA: A Turkish charity group is building the biggest mosque of the Balkans in the Albanian capital Tirana, according to a statement on Friday.

In a written statement, the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) -- linked to the state Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) -- said the Namazgah Mosque will be completed and open for worship by the end of this year.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had attended the mosque's groundbreaking ceremony in 2015, where he said: "I believe this mosque will be a unique symbol of the brotherhood between our nations.”

The statement said 70 percent of the construction of "the 100-year dream of the Muslims in the region" was complete.

The mosque that is built in the area called Namazgah, or open-air place of worship, among locals will have the capacity to host 5,000 worshippers inside the mosque and 5,000 others in the compound.

The Namazgah Mosque is expected to become one of the symbols of Tirana city. It includes a library, cultural centre, parking area, Quran course venue, exhibition hall, cafeteria as well as a conference hall.  



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The Baghdad Clock



 Shahad Al Rawi (Goodreads Author), Luke Leafgren (Translator)



Baghdad, 1991. In the midst of the first Gulf War, a young Iraqi girl huddles with her neighbours in an air raid shelter. There, she meets Nadia.


The two girls quickly become best friends and together they imagine a world not torn apart by civil war, sharing their dreams, their hopes and their desires, and their first loves.


But as they grow older and the bombs continue to fall, the international sanctions bite and friends begin to flee the country, the girls must face the fact that their lives will never be the same again.

This poignant debut novel will spirit readers away to a world they know only from the television, revealing just what it is like to grow up in a city that is slowly disappearing in front of your eyes, and showing how in the toughest times, children can build up the greatest resilience.




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KB's Culinary Corner





KB says: A great idea for picnics and school lunches.


Tuna Fish Cakes








4 tins tuna drained
1 large onion finely chopped
4 slices brown bread soaked in water
1 tsp ground green chillies
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tsp fine jeero
1 tsp coarse red chillies
3 tsp dry parsley
1 tsp salt (to taste
1 beaten egg
Chopped spring onions
Chopped fresh coriander


  1. Squeeze out excess water from the bread.

  2. Combine with the remaining ingredients.

  3. Take a small amount, roll round balls in palm of hands, then flatten.

  4. Fry in shallow oil on medium to high heat. Turn over so both sides are golden in colour.

  5. Serve hot with your favourite chutney.





Baba's Halal Kitchen


(Hussain Baba is the host and chef of *BABA’S HALAL KITCHEN*,

a show where he uses his own unique style to cook 'Quick, Easy and Delicious' dishes.)


COOKING Chicken Biryani (feat. Sam O'Connor MP)





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Keeping Fit with Kareema





Q: Dear Kareema, we love the outdoors and regularly try to escape the city on weekends.

Any suggestions on outdoor workouts?

A: Embrace nature.


Depending on the time you have, plan to do some 5-10km walks to really immerse yourself in the bushland.  Choose destinations where both beach and  bush is accessible for the ultimate getaway.

Soft-sand running is great to change things up and fire up your workout routine every time you head out!

Most places will have cycle tracks as well so don’t forget to take the bikes.  Yoga on the beach is another of my great loves – nothing quite like listening to the waves break while you’re standing strong in a yoga pose.






My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786




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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














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:
Self-Care Is Not Selfish

What self-care acts you have performed today? When I ask my clients this question, the common response I get is: “What do you mean, self-care? Isn’t that a bit selfish? I can’t ignore everyone else and put myself first. I wasn’t raised that way.”

Let us understand the vital difference between self-care and selfish and why self-care is not selfish but rather without self-care, it becomes absolutely impossible to care for others and be a healthy individual in body and mind.

What is Selfish?

Selfish - to lack concern and care about others and indulge in personal pleasures and profits.

What is Self-Care?

Self-Care is to care for yourself with the intention to be a better person in mind and body so that you live a full life of love, light, peace and joy and are able to spread love, light, peace and joy to others.

In order to understand self-care at a deeper level, let me explain about your Physical and Essential Self.

We often take our ‘Physical Self’ as the primary self. When it comes to self-care, we need to delve deeper and find the ‘Essential Self’ - our essence. This Essential Self is what dwells inside the physical body. Our soulful self.

For example...

When you use words like: “I am angry”, “I am fat”, “I am confused”, “I am hungry” and so on, what you are really saying is that your physical body is angry or fat or confused or hungry. Your energy force, the Essential Self, within you, “I”, is free from anger or hunger or confusion or fat.

When the Essential Self is ignored for too long, the Physical Self begins to show negative symptoms such as anger, confusion, anxiety, fear, accumulation of abdominal fat, lack of sleep, fatigue, worry, increased blood pressure and shallow breathing, to name a few.

Now, ask it selfish to care for your Essential Self so that your Physical Self operates at an optimum level? Think about it...if your Physical Self has been manifesting symptoms of fatigue, poor concentration, agitation, anger, irritability and more, how is that affecting your ability to care for others? How is it affecting your ability to pray? To connect with ALLAH? To live a life of joy and positivity?

The truth is that lack of self-care leads to negative behaviour patterns whereby you eventually feel resentful towards others (the same people you are caring for) and resentful towards yourself. This further results in terrible outbursts of anger or complete withdrawal from people. Before you realise it, you are on pills for a diagnosed mental health issue and are programmed to believe that there is a label that defines you, when in reality, all you need is self-care.

Strategies for Self-Care

• Be compassionate, gentle and caring towards yourself. Do not judge yourself with negative self-talk
• Change negative thoughts by immediately being grateful to ALLAH, and mean it
• Care for others with an intention to care, not with an intention to seek approval or to please
• “No” is a complete sentence. Practise saying “No” and understand that you do not always have to explain why you are saying “No”
• Say “Yes” with love and compassion, not resentment and guilt
• Upon waking up, express gratitude to ALLAH for giving you this brand new day to be a better Muslim
• Be grateful for your body and all its organs. Take care of it by resting and sleeping on time, eating the right foods and drinking water and healthy beverages. Exercise for at least 15 minutes daily
• Inspire others to care for themselves
• Speak only positive words, think only positive thoughts, perform only positive deeds
• Repeat this Positive Affirmation daily: ALHUMDOLILLAH - Everyday in every way, I am better and better.
• Love yourself (if you have a hard time understanding this, contact me for a Clarity-Coaching session).





If you wish to know about a specific topic with regards to Self-Care and Clarity of Mind, please email me on If you wish to have a FREE one hour Clarity Coaching phone session, contact me on 0451977786




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DOWNLOAD Muslimah Meditation Moments - audio files for self-awareness meditation.

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The CCN Chuckle





At a wedding reception, the guest of honour< Mula Nasruddin, was about to deliver his speech when his wife, sitting at the other end of the table, sent him a piece of paper with the word “ KISS " scribbled on it.

A guest seated next to Mula Nasruddin said, “So your wife has sent you a kiss for good luck. She must love you very much.”

Mula Nasruddin replied, “ You don’t know my wife. The letters stand for ‘Keep It Short, Stupid! ’"

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An Ayaat-a-Week






On the Day that the Hour will be established, the guilty will be struck dumb with despair. No intercessor will they have among their "Partners," and they will (themselves) reject their "partners."

~ Surah Ar-Rum 30:12-13


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Worry is a conversation you have with yourself


about things you cannot change.


Prayer is a conversation you have with God


about things He can change.



 ~ Chinese Proverb



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


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Salam all,

Brisbane Muslim Fellowship is having another BBQ for converts, their families and friends on Saturday 2nd February at 12.30pm at the site of the planned Brisbane Islamic Centre at 161 Underwood Road, Eight Mile Plains.

Our thanks to BIC for allowing us to use the old house on the site. As the road is very busy, please be careful in entering the site and park inside rather on the side of the road.

Imam Ahmed from Kuraby Mosque will give a short talk insha'allah and we are hoping that there will be some that want to throw a football around. It's a huge block of land if you have not seen it before. See

It would be great if you could bring some food to share but we will have plenty and to bring a picnic rug or blanket if you have one.

The aim is that this will be relaxed social occasion to meet other converts - new and old and their families and will allow anyone to ask any questions they would like to.

Please let us know if you can attend.






















A short film presented by Shaykh Wesam Charkawi, followed by Q&A panel with special guests.


The History of Muslims in Australia

The short film documentary entitled "Before1770" is a film designed to encapsulate the history of Muslims in Australia before 1770.


Abu Hanifa Institute, a centre for education in traditional Islam and youth mentoring, utilised its resources and community support to document the facts in this space.


This meant embarking upon a journey to critical locations in the Northern Territory, such as Arnhem Land, Bawaka, and Groote Eylandt to see first hand, the places and people who hosted the Macassan Muslims.


This endeavour also meant speaking to academics specialised in the field as well as Aboriginal elders from the Yolngu clan.


The idea of this short film is to establish Islam's long-standing connection with Australia. It is not designed to cause pain or disrespect to any figure, person, organisation or a particular community.


Date And Time
Sat, March 2, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM AEST
HOYTS Sunnybank
McCullough Street













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Logan Roos Football Club is in the heart of Logan City.

As 2019 season preparation has already started. All interested players from 5 years old  to senior level are welcome to  join. Limited spaces available.

For further information please contact via email:

Or you can call the secretary Abdul Samim Khan on 0413669987.


















































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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At Sisters Suppprt Services Inc we have qualified volunteers who help women in their darkest moments & time of need to empower them to make the right choices for better outcomes for their own lives.

Here are some examples of our cases over the past few months. ALL names have been changed to protect client identities.

1. Aisha, a victim of Domestic Violence came to us for assistance. We assisted her by giving her money to buy clothing and personal items as she left her home quickly and with very little. Aisha has also needed ongoing counselling which she has been receiving from us for the past few months. She was taken to appointments and connected with the right people who helped her start a new life in a safe environment.

“Thank you so much for your help. I am so very grateful. Thank you to Sister Services. Allah bless you all.”

2. Katie, a revert sister with young kids needed ongoing counselling and support as she had not been coping well at home and was not able to look after herself and her family. Sisters Support Services was there for her;
“I can’t tell you enough in words how grateful I am, just by listening to me when I was feeling so low. Life is not looking so dark anymore !”

3. Sarah also a revert sister recently divorced with a young child arrived in Brisbane with virtually nothing. We have helped her with everyday essentials, food supplies & assisted her to find suitable accommodation. Sarah has some health issues & needed financial support with purchasing medications & by being driven to medical appointments by our volunteers.

"So happy with the help I've received from Sisters Support Services."










Gold Coast Islamic Cultural Centre





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

To claim your date for your event email






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2 February



Converts Kick-Off BBQ


Brisbane Muslim Fellowship 

BIC, 161 Underwood Rd, EIGHT MILE PLAINS



9 February



Muslimah Night Bazaar



45 Acacia Rd,



3PM to 9PM

9 March



Mother & Daughter High Tea


Hurricane Stars Club


0432 026 375


24 March



Zaky and Friends Show


Hurricane Stars Club

Islamic College of Brisbane,


0432 026 375


31 March





Sisters Support Services & Youth Connect QLD




2 April

3 April


Tues (EVE)





(Ascension night)

27th Rajab 1440


6 April



Change for Palestine



Islamic College of Brisbane, KARAWATHA

0405 035 786


7 April





Logan Roos Football Club


0413 669 987

10AM to 3PM

20 April

21 April


Sat (EVE)





(Lailatul Bahrat)

15th Sha'baan 1440


6 May





(start of the month of fasting)

1st Ramadaan 1440


26 May





(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1440


5 June 2019





(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1440


11 August





(Night of Power)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1440


12 August





10th Zil-Hijjah 1440


17 August



Eidfest @ Dreamworld




0418 722 353

from 6PM

1 September 2019





(Islamic New Year)

1st Muharram 1441


16 November



Annual Milad-un-Nabi


Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane


0422 433 074

from 3.30PM 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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Bald Hills, Brisbane




Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane 

39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118


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Masjid As Sunnah



Every Sunday Quran Tafsir or Islamic Lesson or Arabic Class.
After Magrib
Conducting by Imam Yahia Baej

Children Arabic/Quran Class every Tue-Wed-Thursday after Magrib




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















Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group



Date: Thursday 21 February
Time: 5.30pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Upper Mt Gravatt Police Station

You are cordially invited to attend the South Brisbane District Police /Islamic Leaders Working Group meeting on Thursday the 21st of February 2019 at the Upper Mt Gravatt Police Station from 5.30pm – 7:00pm.

The South Brisbane District Police aims to develop strategies and services that reflect the needs of our diverse Islamic community in order to foster a respectful, peaceful and harmonious District through knowledge sharing and dialogue.

This SBD working group will also include community leaders from our neighbours in South East Region and Southern Region.

The purpose of this working group is to focus on broad issues of the Islamic faith, culture and religion and their influence on policing.

The role of the working group is to:

 Establish an information exchange mechanism that allows the community to provide feedback on QPS Services on an ongoing basis.
 Consult with, and provide advice to our community.
 Identify any emerging religious issues or trends likely to create community interest or concern.
 Facilitate effective communications between the QPS and the Islamic community.
 Formally report to QPS on matters of religious significance.
 Promote strategies and achievements to the broader community.

To RSVP, please email Sergeant Jim Bellos by Friday 7th of February 2019 at

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please email with any agenda considerations or questions.


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Useful Links




HikmahWay Institute HikmahWay offers online and in-person Islamic courses to equip Muslims of today with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to lead balanced, wholesome and beneficial lives.

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque

Al-Nisa Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

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

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

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

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

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

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

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

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

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

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

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

Islamic Solutions Articles and Audio recordings

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

MCCA Islamic Finance  & Investments

Gold Coast Mosque  Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

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

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Islamic Society of Algester

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

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

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

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

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

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia Serving Humanity

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

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

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

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

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

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

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

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

Al Tadhkirah Institute Madressa, Hifz and other Islamic courses

Centre for Islamic Thought & Education University of South Australia

Hurricane Stars Club Get Active & Have Fun, Confidently!

Sisters Support Services Programs and activities for women in need ( and 0404 921 620)


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