EST. 2004


Sunday 17 February 2019 | Issue 0745



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ICQ election results





The all-new ICQ Team


The outcome of last week's Islamic Council of QLD (ICQ) elections:

President: Habib Jamal - Gold Coast
Vice President: Farouk Adam - Muslim Business Council
Secretary: Muhammad Khatree - Algester
Assistant Secretary: Imam Akram Buksh - Slacks Creek
Treasurer: Saba Ahammad - Slacks Creek
Assistant Treasurer: Ahmad Gundru - Gold Coast


Committee Members:

Amar Ali Khan - Ipswich
Janeth Deen OAM - Holland Park
Binil Kattiparambil - Rockhampton
Professor Usman Malabu - Townsville
Junaid Qadri - West End


About president Habib Jamal


In July 2019 Mr Jamal would have served the Islamic community of Gold Coast for 18 years as a committee member, secretary and as treasurer.


He was born and raised in South Africa and earned a Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University.

Mr Jamal graduated as a secondary school teacher in 1974, specialising in Accounting and Business Economics. After teaching for 14 years in South Africa he left the country and headed to New Zealand with his wife and two children.
They spent 10 years in NZ before migrating to Australia and settling on the Gold Coast 20 years ago.

Habib Jamal told CCN about his vision for the ICQ:

Having represented ISGC at ICQ and AFIC meetings and conferences, I believe I have the experience and ability to lead ICQ into the future. I have been approached and asked by many respected members of the Queensland Muslim Community to nominate myself for the position of President of ICQ.

After much consideration I have put my nomination forward. The advantage of being self employed gives me the time to dedicate myself to this important position. I am driven by commitment and not ego. My commitment will be to serve in the best interests of every Muslim in Queensland. I do not see or view this as a stepping stone to any higher position.

Those that have served in the past have laid a solid foundation and it would be a good base to work from and continue to build on their achievements.

My personal vision for ICQ would be to:

- Maintain and build on current achievements
- Encourage greater representation of Sisters at Society level
- Succession planning for our Societies and Organisations
- Addressing the needs of Regional Societies
- Building strong working relationships amongst our various organisations.

May Allah swt guide us all in serving in the best way possible so that the true essence of our deen is reflected in our actions and behaviour.



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Sonia Kruger called for a ban on Muslim immigration in a controversial Today show segment in July 2016

Sonia Kruger vilified Muslim people when she called for Australia to close its borders to those of the Islamic faith during a segment on the Today show, but did not engage in racial vilification because Muslim people living in Australia are not a race, a tribunal has found.

In a decision on Friday, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal said Kruger's"vilifying remarks" in July 2016 "amounted to a stereotypical attack on all Muslims in Australia" and had the capacity to "encourage hatred towards, or serious contempt for, Australian Muslims by ordinary members of the Australian population".

However, the racial vilification complaint filed by Australian Muslim man Sam Ekermawi was dismissed by the tribunal because "the evidence does not support a finding that Muslims living in Australia are a ‘race’ by reason of a common ethnic or ethno-religious origin".

"Apart from that issue, we would have found that both [Kruger and the Nine Network] engaged in racial vilification of the Australian Muslim community, being Muslims living in Australia," the tribunal said.

Kruger, the co-host of Channel Nine's Today Extra program, left her fellow presenter David Campbell and Today host Lisa Wilkinson, now at Network Ten, visibly discomfited on July 18, 2016, after she said she would like to see the immigration of Muslims to Australia "stopped now ... because I would like to feel safe".

Her comments followed a terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day and were a response to a column by conservative commentator Andrew Bolt, who wrote in the News Corp press that jihadist terrorists had made France "Europe's bloodiest battlefield" because "France let in the most Muslims".

"We are fools not to change our own immigration policies to protect ourselves," Bolt said.

Kruger said on air: "Personally I think Andrew Bolt has a point here that there is a correlation between the number of Muslims in a country and the number of terrorist attacks."

The former Dancing With The Stars host added she had "a lot of friends who are Muslim who are peace-loving, who are beautiful people, but there are fanatics".

She said Japan had a population of 174 million – inflating its population count by almost 50 million people – including 100,000 Muslims, and "you never hear of terrorist attacks in Japan".

"Personally I would like to see it [the immigration of Muslims] stopped now for Australia because I would like to feel safe as all of our citizens do when they go out to celebrate Australia Day and I'd like to see freedom of speech," Kruger said.

The tribunal said Kruger's comments were "calm and measured" and she "made it clear she did not think every Muslim in Australia or overseas was a fanatic", but taken in context her comments were likely to encourage or incite "feelings of hatred towards, or serious contempt for, Australian Muslims as a whole" by linking them to terrorist attacks.

It accepted that Kruger and Nine were "acting in good faith without malice and not for an improper purpose" but said it "cannot accept that the remarks of Ms Kruger were 'reasonable'".

"She expressed the view that the size of Australia’s Muslim population meant there should be no further Muslim migration irrespective of any other matter. This appears to be unsupported by any evidence or material placed before the Tribunal," the tribunal said.


Bilal Rauf, spokesman for the Australian National Imams Council, said the tribunal had recognised the "gravity and irresponsible nature of Ms Kruger's comments" and "such conduct and comments directed at any segment of our diverse society, particularly by a person with a public platform and profile, should be rejected and strongly discouraged".

But Mr Rauf said the decision to dismiss the proceedings pointed to a "serious deficiency" in NSW's Anti-Discrimination Act and "it would appear that discrimination on the grounds of religion is not prohibited".

"ANIC calls on the government to closely consider this issue and take steps to bring the important anti-discrimination laws up to date," Mr Rauf said.

In an impassioned retort after Kruger's on-air comments, her co-host David Campbell said: "This breeds hate. This sort of article breeds hate."

Wilkinson interjected that "in fact the very first person who was killed [in the Nice terror attack] ... was a Muslim woman so it's killing Muslims, it's indiscriminate".

"Just to clarify, Sonia, are you saying you would like our borders closed to Muslims at this point?" Wilkinson said.

Kruger replied: "Yes I would."

Wilkinson added that this was the " Donald Trump approach".

A day after the segment, Kruger delivered an on-air statement in which she said she felt Bolt's column "made some relevant points" but wanted to "make it very clear that I have complete respect for people of all races and religions".

"I acknowledge my views yesterday may have been extreme. It is a hugely complex and sensitive issue, it’s an issue with no simple answer and it’s an issue that cannot be fully discussed in a short televised segment."




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Report by Janeth Deen    


On Tuesday 12 February thirteen members of the Sunnybank RSL club visited the  mini-museum in the Hall opposite the Holland Park Mosque.

It was an extremely hot morning so they spent about half an hour looking at the posters and displays in the small museum.

They then went into the hall which was once the Salvation Army church.

Janeth Deen of the Queensland Muslim Historical Society gave them a short talk about the history of the Queensland Muslims in the area around the Mosque, how the Mosque was built, the changes that had been made to the original building and how the present structure was built to serve the increase in the Muslim population attending the Mosque.

The group were also interested in hearing about the purchase and renovation of the old church into a function hall.

Before the group left they were presented with a book on the 100 Year History of the Holland Park Mosque.

This visit was as a result of the Holland Park Mosque being listed in the Brisbane Heritage Guide.



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Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Tanya Milligan was assisted by Dr. Mohammed Iqbal Sultan of the Family Health Clinic in Gatton, to launch the “Hearts for Hearts” campaign this Valentines Day.

Mayor Milligan said the Lockyer Valley sister city Ageo in Japan donated CPR kits to the Council, and it was decided to donate 2 kits to each school in the Valley to train our kids to learn CPR.

At the launch Dr Sultan spoke about the importance of teaching CPR at our schools, and as part of his Clinic’s ongoing social commitment to the Valley, he announced that he would sponsor a teacher from every school in the Valley to become First Aid and CPR trained and certified.



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Ms Naseema Mustapha has been appointed as the CALD representative (culturally and linguistically diverse communities) on National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) by Mental Health Australia.

NMHCCF is a combined national voice for mental health consumers and carers.

NMHCCF members represent mental health consumers and carers on a large number of national bodies, such as government committees and advisory groups, professional bodies and other consultative forums and events.


Members use their lived experience, understanding of the mental health system and communication skills to advocate and promote the issues and concerns of consumers and carers.



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What is stopping the world from fully embracing









University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Seminar

Multiculturalism is an essential part of Australia’s modern identity, and was the focus of a seminar of community leaders at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

The USQ Multicultural Staff Network hosted ‘Challenges of Multiculturalism in 21st Century Australia - The Role of Local, State and National Leadership’, featuring presentations from Multicultural Affairs Queensland Executive Director Wayne Briscoe, Groom MP Dr John McVeigh, Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio, and USQ Vice-Chancellor Geraldine Mackenzie.

Each addressed the crowd of community members from a variety of cultural, religious, spiritual, educational, business and political backgrounds as well as diverse USQ staff including Chancellor Mr John Dornbusch.


USQ Multicultural Staff Network Chair Professor Shahjahan Khan said the topic was of fundamental importance to Toowoomba and communities across Australia.

“We belong to a land of diverse backgrounds, from our Indigenous peoples to the latest arrivals of migrants and refugee,” he said.

“The term ‘multiculturalism’ refers to all of us, unified as a strong nation.”

Professor Khan said obstacles to multiculturalism could include lack of understanding of different cultures, leading to fear and failure to see the benefits of a unified country.

“Australia is a country of dreams and aspirations for almost 25 million very different people and it is only through awareness that we can all truly celebrate our uniqueness,” he said.

“Diversity brings economic benefit, cultural enrichment, and boosted connections in terms of the business and professional opportunities.

“This cannot be a one-off discussion, it must be an ongoing process to help all realise that the strength of Australia, as well as our future, is in the unity of its people.”




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Written and supplied by AIIC    


The Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) students in 2018 participated in the Australian Muslim Youth Leadership Association (AMYLA) recognition program, which included all Islamic schools across Australia. Several AIIC students have been awarded with recognition for their outstanding leadership and community services.

Student Leader of the Year 2018
Fatema Noor AIIC’s student captain for 2018, received the “Student Leader of the Year 2018 - National Runner Up award”. This was in recognition of her leadership skills and academic achievements since she came to Australia at the age of 7 from Bangladesh up till the end of year 12. Her passion to help people within the Muslim community and the wider Australian community has led her to pursue a career in pharmacy.



Buddying Student Leader of the year 2018
Hassan Ramazani, of year 11 received the national winner award of “Buddying Student Leader of the year 2018”. Coming from Congo to Australia when he was five, Hasan has achieved many academic and principal awards at AIIC. Hassan outside the classroom enjoys playing soccer and wishes to become a professional football player. His love for the sport has enabled him to represent himself on the Queensland state team in which they won the championship in 2015. Hasan has played soccer against some of the best players in Australia and is currently playing for the Brisbane Roar Youth Team. Whilst he adores playing soccer he firmly believes in the importance of serving the needs of people as an appreciation for his achievements that he has acquired through the support of many people.


Junior Student Leader of the Year 2018
Sakaria Farah a year 6 student was awarded “Junior Student Leader of the Year”. Sakaria was granted this recognition because of his leadership skills. He is a high achieving student who is well organized, enjoys good character, very respectful and well-spoken. He is a trustworthy person who is reliable in his dealings with people. Having such great qualities, Sakaria Inshallah has a bright future in front of him as he pursues his secondary education.



Secondary School Group Award 2018
Our secondary students were honored to receive the “Secondary School Group Award” for taking a leading role in feeding the homeless at Brisbane’s Roma Street Parkland. This program gave students an opportunity to help those people who are in need and granted them greater social awareness of the less fortunate and their responsibilities towards helping these people.



The college would like to congratulate all of our students who have been granted recognition for their contribution in leadership roles and community services. AIIC will continue to encourage and support all of our students to develop leadership skills which will allow students to become leaders of their own learning and will give them the necessary skills and confidence to take on leadership roles.




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‘The cage made me strong’: Manus Island detainee Abdul Aziz Muhamat wins human rights award

'I have been put in a cage for six years. But instead of making me weak, the cage made me so strong,' says Abdul Aziz Muhamat during his acceptance speech for the 2019 Martin Ennals Award for human rights defenders in Geneva.


Abdul Aziz Muhamat has been held on Manus Island for six years as part of Australia's border protection policy.



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Salih Yucel and Abu Bakr Sirajuddin Cook, editors Australian Journal of Islamic Studies



Editors' Introduction (Vol 3 No 3 2018): The history of Islam within Australia is an important, yet often overlooked, part of Australian history. Muslim presence in Australia has helped shape multicultural experience facilitating intercultural dialogue as well as contributing significantly to the development of the Australian nation. However, to date, it has received minimal scholarly attention. There have been significant studies on the engagements of the Maccasans, Muslim fishermen from Indonesia, with the Indigenous peoples of northern Australia. These studies have detailed the cultural interactions and trade between them and the lasting impacts of the inclusion of language foreign to Australian soil.


There is also an increasing awareness of Australia’s cameleers, many of whom were Muslims, and the contribution they made to maintaining trade routes and assisting early Australian explorers.


Despite the growing interest in the field, the history of Islam in Australia remains an understudied area of research.


This rich history dates back further than we thought and has possibly had a greater impact than what is recognised. Given the current political and social climate surrounding Islam globally, it is timely that this volume of the Australian Journal of Islamic Studies is published.


This volume brings to light the depth and richness of Australia’s Islamic heritage, challenging some of the prevalent assumptions on the topic, and calls for further studies in this field.


Australia has proclaimed itself as being a successful example of a multicultural society. It is a society that has been shaped, and continues to be shaped, by a diverse range of cultural inputs. With this being the case, it is justifiable to ask how and why the contributions of Muslims to Australia have been largely overlooked.

Over the following weeks, CCN highlights extracts from the Australian Journal of Islamic Studies which is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the scholarly study of Islam.









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The Transit Lounge Episode 9:


 Shahed Amanullah – Silicon Valley, Start-Ups and Muslim potential


If there is anyone who has walked the world through his career, its Shahed Amanullah. He’s worked at several major engineer firms, at the World Bank, in real estate development and in the US State Department.


But these jobs have only been in between what Shahed is truly passionate about – creating, leading and supporting impactful start-ups.


A Silicon Valley native, he founded – a Yelp for Muslims (before Yelp was a thing), Zakatify – an app changing the way we do Zakat and is currently the founder and CTO of Affinis Labs.


We cover all bases with Shahed – from Muslims in Silicon Valley, to what makes a successful start-up and how Muslims should approach business today. 


Listen to the full interview





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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs





CJ Werleman is creating Journalism to Defeat the Islamophobia Industry



Hi, I'm CJ, a journalist, published author, political commentator, and activist who provides insights into the Israel-Palestinian conflict, injustices carried out against Muslims under the guise of the US' global war on terrorism, and rising anti-Muslim discrimination. Insights the mainstream media too often ignores.

From Palestine to Kashmir; from Burma to Syria; from India to Chechnyna; from refugee camps in Germany to those in the South Pacific; Muslims are being occupied, oppressed, bombed, and vilified.

As has become the norm, however, crimes and injustices carried out against Muslims are too often overlooked by the Western media, while crimes carried out by Muslims are exaggerated and overrepresented in the media by 449% (LexusNexus Academic, 2017).

Wherever you look, the mainstream Western media sympathies with those who oppress Muslim majority nation states and communities. These sympathies provide the political cover for anti-Muslim discrimination and injustice. For instance, Western media's sympathetic stance towards Israel's brutal military occupation and apartheid provides the political space for the US to continue underwriting Israel's international law and human rights violations; the media's refusal to cover India's violence against Muslims in Kashmir; while anti-Muslim tropes and stereotypes disseminated unchallenged into the media serve to only encourage hate crimes and discriminatory government policy against Muslims in the West.

It's journalism's responsibility to reveal these injustices. Sadly, criticism of Israeli policy and defence of Muslim civil rights has long been considered a career killer in the US, and thus far too many journalists choose to turn a blind eye to Israel's crimes and anti-Muslim discrimination in order to maintain their access and profile.

I, like many of my colleagues who expose injustices in the Muslim or Arab world, refuse to trade justice for mainstream punditry.

I have published stories on misguided US foreign policy in the Middle East; Israel's war crimes; misguided counter radicalisation programs that unfairly target Muslim communities; and the latest academic research into transnational terrorist groups.







How Islam Spread Throughout the World

By Hassam Munir




II: The Acceptance of the Message

The Islamic emphasis on unity

The Islamic emphasis on unity has kept Muslims connected to the religious, demographic, and sociocultural “heartland” of the ummah irrespective of their “distance”―both physical and metaphorical―from it. Practicing the obligatory pillars of Islam helped keep individual Muslims and the small, emergent Muslim communities in far-off regions united: salah (daily prayer, preferably in congregation) helped the Muslims unify locally, and hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah at least once in one’s lifetime, if physically and financially capable) helped them identify as integral members of a global ummah.

It is no surprise, for example, that after becoming the first known Japanese convert to Islam on November 1, 1909, Omar Yamaoka was disembarking in Jeddah by December 10, on his way to perform the hajj.[120] Immediately afterward, Yamaoka’s next initiative was to have a mosque built in Japan, a physical unifying space for Japanese Muslims; the Tokyo Mosque opened in 1938.[121] By then many other Japanese had embraced Islam and there was a trend of trying to perform the hajj soon after conversion; eight Japanese Muslims attempted to perform the hajj between 1934 and 1938, five of whom sailed for Makkah at least twice.[122]

Two descriptions of the sense of unity and affirmation that converts find as they perform the hajj were written in the past century by Muhammad Asad and Malcolm X.

Asad, best known for his English translation and commentary of the Qurʾān, embraced Islam in 1926, and performed the hajj soon afterward. Describing the Black Stone in the Kaʿbah, he said, “The Prophet was well aware that all the later generations of the faithful would always follow his example: and when he kissed the stone he knew that on it the lips of future pilgrims would forever meet the memory of his lips in the symbolic embrace he thus offered, beyond time and beyond death, to his entire community.”[123] And heading to Mount ʿArafāt, he felt as if “the wind shouts a wild paean of joy into my ears: ‘Never again, never again, never again will you be a stranger!’”[124]

Malcolm X converted to orthodox Islam due to his experience of the hajj in 1964. He himself commented on the effect: “Islam’s conversions around the world could double and triple if the colorfulness and the true spiritualness of the Hajj pilgrimage were properly advertised and communicated to the outside world.”[125] The hajj can thus be said to have cemented the conversions of Yamaoka, Asad, Malcolm X, and countless others.

The hajj also served as a sort of international forum and marketplace. In pre-modern times, the journey for hajj often took months, if not years, and many Muslims deliberately prolonged the journey by stopping in major cities and centers of trade and studying with scholars along the way, and by staying for extended periods of time in Makkah and Madinah to exchange news, knowledge, and ideas, and to trade in goods and services. This exchange not only provided a sustained integration into the ummah for recent converts but also opened up windows of opportunity that could lead to even more conversions.

A case in point is the famous hajj of Mansa Musa of Mali in 1324-5. He is said to have led a large caravan and carried so much gold, which he distributed in charity and gifts along the way, that it caused hyperinflation and derailed the economies of Cairo, Madinah, and Makkah for years. He became so famous for freely distributing his wealth that he inspired curiosity about his distant kingdom and thus initiated a steady stream of Muslim traders, travelers, and scholars to Mali.[126] On his way back, he brought back many Islamic texts as well as several scholars, including the Andalusī poet and writer Abū Ishāq Ibrahīm al-Sāhilī, who settled in Timbuktu and was tasked with leading the construction of the city’s famous Djinguereber Mosque.[127] He thus played an influential role in Timbuktu’s emergence as the preeminent Islamic city in West Africa, from where Islam gradually spread to the rest of the region.

Of course, this sense of unity extended beyond the experience of hajj as well. For example, in 1894 the Ottoman sultan chose to send a British convert to Islam, Abdullah Quilliam of Liverpool (also known for starting Britain’s first mosque), as his representative to the opening ceremony of the Shitta-Bey Mosque, the first major mosque in Lagos in present-day Nigeria.[128] He was warmly received by Muslims across West Africa, and at least one person from the region, John Thomas Brimah, later embraced Islam after reading Quilliam’s The Faith of Islam.[129] In the words of the Sierra Leone Weekly News, “The existence of Islam in Liverpool […] seems to have inspired West African Mohammedans [sic] with new life.”[130]






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Ridiculous Interview - Muslim Emma Eros and Pauline Hanson

Australian Meditations






Ms Eros, a 39-year-old mother-of-two born in Australia to Lebanese-Muslim parents, argues Sharia law has no place in Australia and has backed Senator Hanson's call to ban the burqa.

In a 26-minute Facebook Live video, Senator Hanson acknowledged some of the comments about her party's Muslim candidate 'weren't kind'.

'I can understand your antagonism,' she told her 247,922 Facebook followers on Sunday.

Senator Hanson then grilled Ms Eros, and came to the conclusion her party's state candidate for Hornsby would not desert One Nation, like senators Brian Burston and Fraser Anning, and disqualified federal lawmaker Rod Culleton had done.

'There's no guarantees in life but I'll tell you now, and I'll tell you direct from me: I like Emma. She's got my full support. She will not be disendorsed,' Senator Hanson said.

In a video with her party's candidate for Hornsby, on Sydney's upper north shore, Senator Hanson said Ms Eros would not be 'jumping ship'.

'Emma could have had a choice. If she wanted to push her views, the real Muslim ideology, she should have joined the Greens or the Labor Party,' Senator Hanson said.

'Not One Nation. Because she won't have a chance with me. And if you think she will, you're under-estimating me.

'I haven't worked my guts out for these years to get other people elected to Parliament to think they're going to turn it around and control me.

'So no one is going to do that.'

Senator Hanson, who wore a burqa into federal Parliament in August 2017 to highlight her push to ban the Muslim facial covering, declared she had spent two decades campaigning against Islamic fundamentalism.

'Who was the one who wore the burqa in the Parliament? Who's the one who says terrorists shouldn't come back here? Who's the one who's fighting on these issues? Myself,' Senator Hanson said.

Senator Hanson's video has failed, it appears, to have assured all of her critics, with several people declaring they could no longer support One Nation.

'Pauline, you have committed political suicide,' one man said on her Facebook page next to the video interview.

One man said she had lost the goodwill of One Nation voters.

'Lost me Pauline,' he said.

'Sorry, you were on the right track but you've veered off it.'

Despite Senator Hanson's opposition to Muslim immigration, her One Nation party is running Ms Eros in Hornsby, a safe Liberal electorate held by state Liberal minister for better regulation Matt Kean.

In early February, Daily Mail Australia revealed One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham, a former federal Labor leader, would announce Ms Eros as its star candidate.

The 39-year-old businesswoman and daughter of Lebanese migrants grew up in Sydney's west and runs a plumbing and construction business.

In an exclusive interview, Ms Eros said many women gave 'lame excuses' for wearing the traditional Muslim head coverings.

'I am a believer that one needs to show their face,' she said, backing Mr Latham's new policy to ban the burqa in government buildings, banks and airports.

'Any government building, anything like that, that's relevant to identification then yeah, bloody hell, remove it'.

Ms Eros has also received the surprise endorsement of U.S.-based right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, who had rubbished her in November 2017 during his Australian tour.

Speaking from Miami in Florida, Yiannopoulos sent her his best wishes to the mother-of-two as she sat down for a Facebook Live interview with Senator Hanson on Sunday.

'You're probably quite surprised to hear from me, after we had our little run in,' he said.

'But I just had to take a couple of minutes out of my day to send you a message to wish you all the very best.



The Daily Mail UK







A. R. Rahman's Daughter Responds to Online Trolls



The daughter of an Oscar-winning Indian musician has been subjected to abuse after his daughter appeared on stage with him wearing a Niqab.








Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan Keynote Speech at the World Government Summit 2019 Dubai (10.02.19)











Why A Christian and an Agnostic Battles Against Islamopobia




You can hear the full conversation here:








The Parkour Hijabi




This is how you show to the world a hijab won't stop you from doing anything! 







Here are some of the best moments from Pope Francis's UAE visit

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An Orange Mosque (The Telegraph, 1931) (National Archives)






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TOPIC: "Allah Ta'ala is the real Giver" 
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There’s An Island in Australia Full Of Malays That Nobody Knew About   


It’s called the Cocos (Keeling) Island!


COCOS ISLAND: Have you heard of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands? Nope? We thought so. Frankly, we didn’t know about its existence either until quite recently too. But how is it that we’re completely ignorant of an island nearby that has people like us roaming on it for the past 200 years is beyond us.

Here are 11 facts you should know about the Cocos Islands!

#1 The total land area of Cocos Islands is 5.4 square miles (14 square kilometres).

#2 The official languages of Cocos Islands are Malay and English.

#3 Cocos Islands’ population was a mere 546 in 2016!

#4 The archipelago consists of 27 coral islands, although only two are inhabited: West Island and Home Island. The West Island is inhabited by the Anglo-Australians, whereas those who reside in Home Island are the indigenous Malay-Muslim community. Hence, the pubs are just as crowded as the mosques!

#5 Its main export is copra (coconut husks). There’s barely any agriculture—most basic items and foodstuff must be imported from the Australian mainland.

#6 Captain William Keeling discovered the island in 1609, but it remained uninhabited until the 19th century. One of the first settlers was Captain John Clunies-Ross, a Scottish merchant seaman, who brought in Malay workers and slaves to work on his copra plantation.

#7 The name was derived from the abundance of coconuts that lined the coast, and the Captain Keeling, who first discovered the island. Thus, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands!

#8 It ‘s located halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka, and is in the shape of a horse shoe in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

#9 It was a British territory until it was transferred to the commonwealth of Australia in 1955. The Cocos Islanders are full-fledged Australians. They are currently seeking to be recognised as an indigenous people status, much like the First People and the Australian Aboriginals.

#10 The Cocos Islanders’ cultural identity is an adaptation of the early Malay settlers, and their colonial masters. Their traditional dances are much akin to Scottish dancing, but with people wearing the hijab and baju melayu dancing it!

#11 Aside from the Australian channels, they actually receive Malaysian TV channels too ie TV3, ntv7, 8TV and TV9!

We know this has been pretty mind-blowing to you to think that somewhere in the ocean there are people that look just like us speaking in an Australian accent! 



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Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women



 Amal Awad


Magnificent. Surprising. Illuminating. Australia needs this book. NIKKI GEMMELL

As someone who has a foot in both the Western and Arabic worlds, Amal set out to explore the lives of Arab women, in Australia and the Middle East, travelling to the region and interviewing more than sixty women about feminism, intimacy, love, sex and shame, trauma, war, religion and culture.

Beyond Veiled Clichés explores the similarities and differences experienced by these women in their daily lives - work, relationships, home and family life, friendships, the communities they live in, and more. Arab-Australian women are at the intersection - between Western ideals and Arab tradition. It can get messy, but there is also great beauty in the layers.

In a time of racial tension and rising global fear around terrorism, there is a renewed fear of 'the other'. At its heart this fascinating book normalises people and their experiences. The breadth, variety and beauty of what Amal has discovered will enthral and surprise you.



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CCN's Bookshelf

Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate
No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison
The Baghdad Clock
Saïd the Fisherman
Through The Peacock Gate
English Translation of the Qur'an
Home Fire
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism
Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious And Ideological Foundations
Islam in Europe
Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World
From My Sisters' Lips
A Long Jihad: My Quest for the Middle Way
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
Step Up: Embrace the Leader Within
The Lebs
British Mosques
From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life
I, Migrant: A comedian's journey from Karachi to the outback

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KB's Culinary Corner





KB says: This delicious treat can be served as a snack with a sauce or as a side dish with many rice dishes its quick and easy and this batter does not absorb nor does it retain too much oil.


Battered Eggplant






2 medium eggplants
Cut out the stems and cut into medium rings
Season with salt and a pinch of turmeric and set aside

¼ cup chana/besan flour
2 tbsp. cake flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp crushed dhana/coriander seeds
½ tsp ground green chilli
Some chopped green dhania/coriander
Add some water to make a medium batter. (Not too thick or too runny)

Heat oil in a deep pan
Dip each ring in the batter and fry on medium heat until its light brown in colour and the eggplant is cooked through
Remove and drain on paper towel





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.)


Fava Bean Homus Dip (Leon Jordan)







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Keeping Fit with Kareema





Q: Dear Kareema, what does a HIIT workout involve?

A: HIIT is high-intensity interval training, where you do intense rounds of exercise alternated with active recovery. For example, 30 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of recovery for about 8 to 10 rounds.
      • Skipping
      • Lunges
      • Push-ups
      • Leg-raises
A HIIT sesh boasts heaps of health gains, including improved heart function, a great fat-blasting power, and of course promotes strength and speed.

It gets you huffing and puffing after only a few minutes, but because of the intense effort, your metabolism keeps revving long after your workout. It’s the most time-economical way to help your body achieve its fat-burning potential. 






My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786




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Send your question to Kareema at

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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:
How Self-Aware Are You?

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

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

What is Self-Awareness?

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

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

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

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

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

30-Second Strategy To Develop Self-Awareness

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




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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Muslimah Mind Matters videos : available on YouTube

DOWNLOAD Muslimah Reflections - my new ebook of poetry and affirmations
DOWNLOAD The Ultimate Self-Care Guide For Muslimahs
WATCH VIDEOS from Muslimah Mind Matters YouTube Channel.

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

If you wish to know about a specific topic with regards to Self-Care and Clarity of Mind, please text or email me or visit If you wish to have a FREE one hour Finding Clarity telephone session, contact me on 0451977786.



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The CCN Chuckle





Mula Nasruddin was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, 'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'

To which Mula Nasruddin replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'

The airport employee smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'



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An Ayaat-a-Week






As to those who hold fast by the Book and establish regular Prayer, - never shall We suffer the reward of the righteous to perish.


~ Surah Al-A'raf 7:170


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"Time has a wonderful way of showing us


what really matters"



~ Anon



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


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Smash-hit Super Muslim Comedy Tour returns for its second successive year

The side-shattering Super Muslim Comedy Tour makes a welcome return for its second successive year in the spotlight. Following on from the tour’s 2018 success, this year’s iteration of the spine-tingling night of hilarity is hosted across four cities in Australia, from 13th March to 16th March.

The tour has been organized by Penny Appeal Australia, an international humanitarian charity. All funds raised will support Thirst Relief projects, in which Penny Appeal supports initiatives to provide clean and safe drinking water within impoverished communities around the world.

With a diverse array of comedy styles and unique voices, the Super Muslim Comedy Tour is guaranteed to hold audiences rapt. The charity has lined up 4 world class comedians for the events. Each evening will consist of 4 stand-up acts, including Australia’s very own Khaled Khalafalla best known for his performance in Ali’s wedding. Attendees will also be entertained by the likes of US comics Azeem Muhammad who returns after captivating our audiences during last year’s tour and newcomer Salma Hindy. Also returning is the UK’s Abdullah Afzal, best known for his role as Amjad Malik in BBC One’s long-running Citizen Khan.

Abdullah Afzal said, “Following on from the huge success of last year’s tour, I can’t wait to get out on the stage again with my fellow artists, in aid of what is a fantastic initiative. Through a great night of entertainment, we can really transform lives around the world; I’m really looking forward to it!”

Penny Appeal Head of Fundraising and Tour Manager, Aamon Sayed, added, “We expect this year’s tour to be an even bigger success than last year’s. We have some of the best Muslim comedians from Australia, the UK, the USA, and Canada, who will have the audience roaring with laughter.”

“We hope that everyone can come together, enjoy a fantastic night of entertainment, and really help to aid those living without access to clean drinking water- one of life’s most basic necessities. We are sure that with the support of the public, and everyone who comes to this year’s comedy tour that we will be able to make a big difference.”
The tour will run from 13th March to 16th March, visiting Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Early Bird tickets are priced at $10 but won't last long, with standard ticket prices at $20.

For more information about Penny Appeal Australia’s Super Muslim Comedy Tour, to buy tickets, or to donate to Penny Appeal, call 1300 347 947 or visit






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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Young Muslims are being confronted with ideas that challenge their faith.

Their minds are riddled with unanswered questions regarding the existence of God, the truth of Islam, morality of Islamic Law along with ideas about gender, orientation and family.

On top of this, young Muslims struggle with typical teenage problems of mental health, self-esteem, peer pressure and relationships.

Faith Circle is a safe space for young Muslims to nurture their faith through deep understanding of what it means to be Muslim.

Beyond mere memorization of texts and prayers, Faith Circle takes students on a journey through the ocean of Islamic Sciences, engendering appreciation, confidence and certainty in one’s Faith.


Starting Wednesday Feb 13 @ Maghreb - WEEKLY - Until Ramadan.

Venue: Rochedale Mosque

Suggested Age 15+ - Although this is primarily for youth - adults and elders are also welcome to benefit!








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Do you have healthy lifestyle and wellbeing goals planned for 2019?

The good news is, if you feel like you’re ready to make a change, the My Health For Life program is now available, making it easier for Queenslanders to get their health back on track!

This free lifestyle modification program is designed to help eligible participants improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke.

It takes a fresh, personalised approach to help people move past the barriers that stand in the way of making healthy choices and positive lifestyle change.

The program is run by a qualified health professional over six sessions.

See flyer for upcoming program details.
For further information and to check eligibility :
tel 0404 296 297 or










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.








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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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9 March



Mother & Daughter High Tea


Hurricane Stars Club


0432 026 375


16 & 17 March

Sat & Sun


'The Real Deal - Halal and Haraam of Transactions' by Sh Sajid Umar


AlKauthar Institute

Nathan Campus, Griffith University

8.30AM to 6PM

24 March



Zaky and Friends Show


Hurricane Stars Club

Islamic College of Brisbane,


0432 026 375


31 March





Sisters Support Services & Youth Connect QLD

Boorabbin Picnic, Grounds

0404 921 620


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

13 April



Open Day and 6th Annual Toowoomba International Food Festival


Islamic Society of Toowoomba

217 West St., Harristown, Toowoomba

0421 081 048

11AM 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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