EST. 2004


Sunday 14 April 2019 | Issue 0753



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The Islamic Women's Association of Australia (IWAA) hosted an evening of reflection and recollection for refugee mothers and their daughters this week.


Through sharing their stories, different generations of 14 women reflected on the past and shared their stories of what it means to be an Australian Muslim woman to some 100 invited guests.


The event took inspiration from the Butterflies in the Field book of stories of Muslim women first published 14 years ago.


IWAA has this to say on their Facebook Page: The storytellers shared their migration, whether as a skilled migrant or a refugee and articulated their journeys to Australia, some as a result of horrific war, persecution and hardship and others as a source of excitement and adventure. While each story relayed challenges, with experiences of previous trauma, prejudice and discrimination, limited English fluency, financial stress, low self-confidence, isolation and loneliness and culture shock, each woman also shared how she triumphed, with gritted teeth, hard work, courage, strength, tenacity, resilience and humour. The daughters reflected on their own journeys whether as migrants, refugees or Australian-born and what growing up Muslim in Australia was like for them, how they have made sense of their hyphenated identity, and how their mother’s journey has impacted on them.


CEO of IWAA, Ms Galila Abdelsalam OAM, who received her Order of Australia medal at Government House the day before, spoke alongside her daughter Mariam, about her experiences settling first in Sydney and then  eventually making Brisbane her home.


There was a touching and welcoming acknowledgement of country by Aunty Peggy Tidyman. Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Ms Shannon Fentiman, delivered the keynote address, and Dr. Nora Amath MC'ed the function.


A panel session with some of the storytellers spoke of their vision for the future role of Muslim women in Australia. There was also a performance by Ms Mirsada Hadziahmetovic which was much enjoyed by the audience.




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At the meeting of the QPS/Muslim Reference Group held on Wednesday 10 April at the Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB), Police Commissioner, Ian Stewart, praised the Muslim Community for their leadership after the Christchurch attacks which also demonstrated commitment to their faith and community in general, to encourage relationships. Many ‘everyday’ Queenslanders attended the many open days and events to show their support.


New Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Scott McDougall, told the meeting that the ADCQ was in discussions with the Attorney General regarding the possibility of increasing the penalties of current anti-vilification and discrimination laws. He said that current laws were introduced before smart phones and social media, and that it was important that the community reports any incidents of possible vilification to the ADCQ. He was also hoping to see Islamic Studies included in the Commonwealth Education Curriculum review due in 2020.


There was a new project underway involving male Muslim youth on a road trip to visit and learn about the history of various Mosques around Australia. The aim of the project included creating awareness and sense of belonging to both Islam in Australia an a connection to country and self-identity.


The QPS said that there was increased police presence at Mosques, especially at prayer time on Fridays after holding meetings with local Muslim leaders and Imams in relation to security advice and emergency management plans and conducting security assessments.


In a discussion on the possible causes of the Christchurch terror attack, one attendee suggested that, from his personal research, these could be attributed to the weak gun laws in New Zealand, poor media coverage for Muslims, growth of a materialistic society and close ties to the USA.


It was also reported that Muslim prisoners do not have access to Halal food while in custody. A representative from Corrections Services will be invited to attend the next meeting to discuss the availability of halal food in prisons.


A new initiative, Radio Ramadan, will start broadcasting from midnight to 8am and live broadcasting on weekends.



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By Alison Berger    





It was a beautiful sunny day for our Multicultural Family Fete last Sunday the 7 April with many families and local community members coming along to join in the free children's activities and to browse the interesting stalls with goods from different cultures.


The Artwork shops run by local artist Shandelle McGregor were a great success with participants learning about the history of Islamic Geometric Art along with making some great art pieces to take home. The animal farm, jumping castle and kids art and craft station with free face painting and balloons was constantly busy throughout the day.


There was snow cones and hot dogs for the kids including delicious butter chicken and cupcakes and Lebanese treats. People had the opportunity to have some henna done and to browse the interesting stalls of hand painted Persian homewares exquisite spices and hand made kaftans, bags and clothing or to buy some Moroccan tea lights, lanterns and ottomans to list just a few.

We would like to say a big thank you to Corrine McMillan MP for Mansfield who rescheduled her day to attend our Fete and for graciously presenting the prizes to the winners of our free raffle and kids colouring competition.

Thank you to our generous sponsors National Zakat Foundation, Accro Accounting and Sha Sha Fashion for her gift voucher and Mabrouks and sons who donated the gift basket full of goods as a prize for our raffle.

We are truly grateful to our team of volunteers from Sisters Support Services Inc and their families including the youth members who worked diligently to bring this family fete together and who worked so hard on the day.

Thankyou you all as this fete wouldn't have been possible with out your support and great team effort. This fete was sponsored by the Queensland Government which enabled us to bring together many different cultures with the wider community to share in food and conversations whilst embracing diversity for a more harmonious and cohesive Queensland.















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The Islamic Council of QLD (ICQ), in conjunction with the Islamic Council of Algester, has made arrangements with the Brisbane City Council Mt Gravatt Cemetery to be opened at magrib on Saturday 20 April to Sunday 21 April with the gates closing at normal time at 6PM. 


The only access will be from University Drive entrance. Security will be patrolling throughout the night and the QPS will be on alert.


BCC has been very accommodating as always and visitors are requested  to obey all the rules, regulations and decorum of the cemetery.

There will be full lighting facilities at both the old and new Muslim sections. For safety reasons, please be mindful that all visitors do not speed or cause any issues that would be detrimental to our community/Ummah.


If you see anyone doing anything untoward please bring it to their attention in a courteous manner.



Hj Abdul Rahman Deen
PO Box 1067 OXLEY QLD 4075
Ph: (07) 3879-8476
Fx: (07) 3879-6586
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16 budding Ronaldos


Logan Roos players had the opportunity to team up and participate in the Real Madrid Foundation football clinic. Sixteen lucky players took part in the four day long clinic.

Logan Roos head coach Abdul Shamim said, "It was a great opportunity for the young players to come together and learn from the best in the game."

Event organiser Ali Ghafoor told CCN that the value of the clinic was in excess of $399 per child. "The Real Madrid Foundation helped to make this programme a realty for our young players and also gave the club a way to reach out to the larger community", he said.


The Fundación Real Madrid Campus Experience residential program emphasizes the development of tactical and technical soccer training as well as intercultural exchange with participants from other countries.


The coaching sessions are fun as well as educational. Through soccer and a varied program of fun and innovative educational activities, participants also learnt Real Madrid CF values such as leadership, fellowship, tolerance, and participation. During the stay in each session, the children were trained by highly skilled professionals both in the sport and the educational aspects.

The Logan Roos community came together to support the clinic and the young team members by sourcing accommodation and transport to and from the clinic over the four days.

"It's also a great school holiday program and brotherhood for the young people," Abdul Shamim said.

"We would like to thank Real Madrid Foundation for making the program possible for the young people, and a special thanks to Sam's Gourmet Pizza for hosting dinner for the boys. and to ICQ and ACRO Accounting for sponsoring the bus and food for the group", Ghafoor added.




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The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) and Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) held a very successful Change for Palestine dinner at the Islamic College of Brisbane.


A diverse range of individuals and organizations were among the full house in support. MC and APAN Executive member David Forde said "it was a very successful evening far exceeding expectations and that as important as charity is, it is endless without political change".


MCF president Yusuf Khatree gave an overview of the project in Gaza and said "this has raised some urgently needed funds for important livelihood projects and we really appreciated the support for the event".

Other speakers on the night included Dr Halim Rane and APAN Treasurer Nasser Mashni. A special presentation was also given to retiring Senator Claire Moore, for her tireless support for the community and Palestine






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Over 100 people, majority of whom were non-Muslims attended, the Open Day at Majid Taqwa last week.

Activities included an Indonesian and Fijian lunch, a jumping castle for children, a book stall, Mosque tours and opportunities to network and get-to-know the community.


Invitees and speakers included Luke Howarth MP Federal Member for Petrie, Ali France Labor candidate for Dickson, Corinne Mulholland Labor candidate for Petrie, Bart Mellish MP Member for Aspley, Councillor Denise Sims of Division 7a Moreton Bay Council, the Rev Garth Reed from Uniting Church Interfaith, Ken Farmer QPS Carseldine and Jason Kennedy Greens candidate for Petrie.

The event went off very well and the organizers received positive and encouraging feedback from the visitors.






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‘It takes one person to stand up. As a young leader, I strongly believe in myself that I can make that change. I will not stand here and complain – I will take action. No matter how big or small that may be.’


– Nadia Saeed at the recent #EveryoneBelongs Harmony Day event.



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Iraqi refugee Fadhaa Al-Khalidi says running the Fare Go food truck is like a dream come true.

Before she moved to Australia, Fadhaa Al-Khalidi worked for 13 years as a communication engineer in the southern Iraqi town of Diwaniyah.

Now the single mother of four runs a food truck in Perth and, while it might seem like a step down for someone with her skill set, she could not be happier.

"It means a big thing," Ms Al-Khalidi said.

"When people they come to our food truck and say hello and share with us that connection — and not just the Aussie people, many cultures.

"And I learn many things from these people — their passion, their kindness and helpfulness.

"When you live in bad situation and then you find these people around you and [they] hold your hand and support you, it's a big deal for you."



The Fare Go food truck sets up at the Victoria Park Farmers Market each Sunday.

New country, new opportunity
Ms Al-Khalidi moved to Australia eight years ago to meet her husband who was on a scholarship to complete his PhD in English linguistics at Curtin University, bringing with her their four children, the youngest then seven months old and the oldest 10 years old.

After numerous failed attempts to find work, first as a communication engineer and then in other fields, she turned her focus to learning English and caring for the children.

But three years ago her circumstances changed and she found herself a single parent and unemployed.

In need of help she reached out to the Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees, otherwise known as CARAD.

"You know everyone in Australia, or anywhere, when they leave their country they need someone around him, or around her, to connect and make everything easier," she said.

"So CARAD did, not just for me but for everyone and many cultures from around the world."

At CARAD she met Joanna Josephs, the general manager, and the pair came up with the idea of "Eat, Share, Connect".

"We started having community lunches at our office to bring people together to share culture through food," Ms Josephs said.

"Fadhaa was the one who came to me and said that she had a dream of one day having her own food business and maybe even a food truck.

"So when there was a grant opportunity through Impact100, we submitted a grant application to get the funds to start a social enterprise."

Turning a dream into a reality
Impact100, described as a collective giving circle, began in WA in 2012 with the aim of getting 100 members to each give $1,000 — their contribution providing them with a vote on where the total $100,000 would go.

The philanthropic organisation now has groups across Australia and often gives out multiple $100,000 grants each year.

In 2017 CARAD's Fare Go Food Truck project took out the top prize, allowing Ms Al-Khalidi to turn her dream into a reality.




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Scouts get a tour of the Gold Coast Mosque with Shoaib Adam



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The leader of One Nation, Pauline Hanson, and her chief of staff, James Ashby. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia donated $15,000 to the party.

Lobby group the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, which represents pharmacy owners, has defended making a $15,000 donation to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

Payments of $7,500 were made to the political party by the guild’s Queensland branch in June and July. In March, the branch made a $1,450 donation to Katter’s Australian party. While the guild has also made donations to Labor, the Liberals and the Nationals, no donations have been made to the Queensland Greens.

Hanson has previously made controversial comments about vaccination. Last week a secretly filmed al-Jazeera documentary showed senior One Nation figures meeting with the National Rifle Association in the United States and discussing ways to roll back Australia’s strict gun laws.

A spokesman for the guild, Greg Turnbull, did not respond to questions from Guardian Australia about how guild members had responded to the donations. He said: “The Pharmacy Guild attends paid political events and functions across the political spectrum, with all such payments to attend events reported and declared to electoral regulators and published by them.

“Attendance at political events by guild officials does not denote endorsement of policies of the host party.”

But Dr Sajni Gudka, a former pharmacist who complained about the donation on a Facebook page for early career pharmacists, said he did not accept the explanation.

“According to me donations are mindful, deliberative activity,” she told Guardian Australia. “One decides where and when and how much to donate.”

Gudka posted on Facebook that “surely there’s a line”.


“Would the guild attend a function for, say, Fraser Anning’s party?”

The president of the Victorian branch of the Pharmacy Guild, Anthony Tassone, responded that “The guild continuously considers and reviews its donations to political parties”.

Tassone justified the donation to One Nation by saying the payments were “made last year and well before the latest reported events in the media”.

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ASIO boss Duncan Lewis said he saw no reason for a major shift in resources dedicated to right-wing extremism.

Spy agency boss Duncan Lewis says there is no reason to dramatically refocus intelligence gathering on right-wing extremism in Australia, despite growing concerns in the wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch allegedly perpetrated by a white supremacist Australian.

Mr Lewis - the director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - said the threat of right-wing extremism was real but should be put in perspective against the record of Islamist terrorist activity in Australia since 2014.


"The events of Christchurch … don't really change the calculus here," Mr Lewis told a Senate estimates hearing on Monday.

"If you have a look at the terrorist attacks that have occurred in this country over the past five years … there have been seven attacks and 15 thwarted attacks," he said.

"Of those 22 incidents, one was allegedly perpetrated by a right-wing extremist, and that case is still before the courts.

"It is an important issue for ASIO, it is an important vector of threat which we have watched historically and which we will continue to watch."

Mr Lewis said those statistcs "bring a perspective to this which I think we need to be very conscious of".

He said ASIO was examining whether it needed to dedicate more resources to fighting right-wing extremism but it was not clear at this stage that such a change would be justified.

"We are currently looking to see to what extent we may need to rebalance our own internal work," he said under questioning from Labor senator Murray Watt.

"There's no early evidence to me that there will be some dramatic reset around this.

"It won't surprise you that after an incident such as Christchurch ... we always go back to the drawing board to see if there are any adjustments that need to be made in our efforts."




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Muslim News UK readers nominated the following illustrious men, women, children and projects deemed worthy of short-listing for a Muslim News Award for Excellence. These exemplars of good practice, excellence – future role models – will be treated to a Gala Evening in the presence of their peers and other renowned guests in April, when the finalists are announced for the 15 coveted Awards for Excellence



Ummul Mu’minin Khadijah Award for Excellence in ENTERPRISE

Adeem Younis is founder of the digital matrimony platform, His accomplishments were recently shortlisted for a prestigious Amazon Web Service Award for Digital Business of the Year. Through, 100,000 Muslims have found their life partners. Adeem takes his earliest inspiration from his mother who provided for her family after his father passed away when he was 8 years old. She opened a stall at the local market, teaching Adeem and his siblings how entrepreneurship and ingenuity was a gateway for transformation. Filled with a deep sense of responsibility, Adeem funded his studies by founding his first business, GoWebPrint, above the pizza shop where he worked part-time. At the heart of his leadership, today is a drive to provide solutions to problems through utilising the potential of the digital space. Adeem has proved that anyone can lead that change – even if all you have is a storeroom above a pizza shop in a tiny Yorkshire town. is a fine example of British Muslim entrepreneurship, combining innovative tech and religious belief to serve the global Muslim community. The travel website helps practising Muslims enjoy their holiday while not compromising basic Muslim values, and was recognised as “World’s Best Halal Travel Website or App 2015” during the World Halal Travel Awards in Abu Dhabi. In 2016, it won the prestigious “Islamic Economy Award in Hospitality and Tourism 2016” during the third Global Islamic Economy Summit held in Dubai. now operates end-to-end in 6 languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Russian and Turkish) and 40 currencies. has the largest portfolio of properties with more than 950 properties in 45 countries. The website has been popular among Muslims worldwide and attracts bookings from 74 countries with approx. 70,000 customers in 2018.

Hasina Zaman founded Compassionate Funerals in 2012, a need for a completely different type of funeral service for the diverse community of East London. In Islam, gentle movement and awareness of the person whose body they are caring for are second nature and Compassionate Funerals trains anyone assisting in the arrangements of a Muslim deceased person to use the same reverent approach to the body. In October 2015, the company acquired its premises in Wanstead, opening the doors to their beautiful space for the general public. It’s been described as the most “un-funereal funeral parlour that is around” – light, open, airy, with rainbow chandeliers suspended from the high ceilings and mosaic art scattered around.






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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 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.









By one of the extraordinary freaks of history, England is the greatest Mohammedan Power in the world. We, who in the middle ages sent our Knights to the Crusades in that terrific combat of fanaticism which watered the world with blood, are now the protectors of the faith of Islam, which has its followers in the heart of London.


These words introduced a brief article published in the West Australian Northam Advertiser on 8 June 1912. They echoed sentiments made over three decades earlier, in the South Australian Register, that attributed the “wholesale conversion to Mohammedanism” in the East to the extension of British influence and the “absolute freedom” enjoyed by its subjects.


The Australian print media used this example to critique and voice the concerns and suspicions of local unionists, missionaries and politicians, who were intent on maintaining the purity of the old British stock through active discrimination against the Indigenous population and ‘coloured’ immigrants, including Muslims.


As custodians of the Anglo-Saxon race, they harboured the belief that, as long as racial purity was maintained and “only the noblest racial strain was permitted to flourish in Australian soil, ”then the future of this distant outpost of the British race was secure.


As a distinct Australian national identity developed towards the end of the 19th century, and as more ‘Asiatic’ immigrants and labourers made their way to the colony, discriminatory discourses evolved into protectionist policies.


This article is interested in the nuances and approaches taken by the Australian print media towards those who did, and those who did not, fit the criteria for this discrimination and exclusion: the Muslim cameleers and ‘White’ converts to Islam.


It will focus on the years between 1860 and 1940, when protectionist policies were most vigorous, and reflect on the significant role played by converts in demystifying Islam and supporting Australian Muslim activities.








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'We ran the Palestine Marathon 2019 ... in memory of the fallen'





South African Media personality Tahiya Moosa (pictured left)joined 18 other South Africans and Australians on a trip to Palestine. Here she recounts the highlights of her experience.

This year a team of 19 people made the trip to Palestine for the 2019 Palestine Marathon, held in Bethlehem. Amongst the team were a handful of medical doctors, students, and other professionals. For some, this was their first journey to the 'Promised Land', and for others they would be return­ing after years.


The Team dedicated their run in the 2019 Palestine Marathon to the lives lost in the New Zealand shooting, the men, women and children of Bethlehem and to the people of Palestine.






Stoning Gay People to Death in Brunei Is an Outrage and Not My Definition of Islam

By Mehdi Hasan





I WAS 13 years old when I first heard of the Sultan of Brunei. The absolute ruler of a tiny, oil-rich kingdom in Southeast Asia, Hassanal Bolkiah was the subject of a much-discussed TV documentary by the British filmmaker Alan Whicker in 1992. As a young teenager, sitting in front of the television, I was in awe of this Muslim king. He was the richest man in the world! He earned a quarter of a million pounds every hour! He owned more than 150 cars!

Today, however, I’m filled not with awe but with disgust. Brunei has become the first country in Southeast Asia to impose capital punishment for “crimes” such as adultery and gay sex.

LGBTQ Bruneians, who are in particular danger, have been fleeing the kingdom. Can you blame them? According to the Associated Press, “Homosexuality was already punishable in Brunei by a jail term of up to 10 years. … But under the new laws, those found guilty of gay sex can be stoned to death or whipped. Adulterers risk death by stoning too, while thieves face amputation of a right hand on their first offense and a left foot on their second. The laws also apply to children and foreigners, even if they are not Muslim.”

This is barbarism, plain and simple. How can a punishment rightly described as “cruel and inhuman” (U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet), “vicious” (Amnesty International), and “medieval” (Human Rights Watch) be considered appropriate or acceptable in the 21st century? Has the Sultan — who isn’t exactly a paragon of moral rectitude himself — taken leave of his senses?

Then again, shamefully, Brunei isn’t alone. A recent study by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association found that there are already six countries that explicitly make homosexuality a crime punishable by death. And, as a Muslim, it is a source of deep frustration for me that 5 out of the 6 are Muslim-majority countries — Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia — and in the sixth, Nigeria, the death penalty is imposed only in Muslim-majority or Muslim-plurality states. According to ILGA, there are also 70 member states of the United Nations that “criminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts” — and, again, Muslim-majority countries are disproportionately represented on that list. In fact, homosexuality is illegal in the vast majority of the world’s Muslim-majority nations, from Senegal in West Africa to Malaysia in Southeast Asia to Qatar in the Middle East. (Full disclosure: I host two shows on Al Jazeera English, which is funded by the government of Qatar. According to the Qatari penal code, gay sex can result in a prison sentence.)

It is easy to blame all of this rampant, state-sponsored homophobia in the Muslim-majority world solely on Islam. Indeed, the prominent British atheist, scientist, and Islamophobe, Richard Dawkins, cited Brunei’s barbaric new law in order to compare my faith to cancer.

Yet the truth is that nowhere in the Quran is a legal punishment prescribed for the sin, or the “crime,” of homosexuality. There are no authentic reports in any of the Muslim books of history of the Prophet Muhammad punishing anyone for same-sex acts. In fact, even many Muslims today are unaware that the Ottoman Empire decriminalized homosexuality in 1858. Got that? One hundred and nine years before the U.K. and 145 years before the United States, the biggest Muslim-ruled empire on earth decreed that there should be no penalty for being gay.

To be clear: The consensus position among mainstream Islamic scholars, whether Sunni or Shia, is that same-sex relations, like extramarital or premarital relations, are a sin. There is, however, no consensus among scholars about any earthly punishment for committing this sin. Don’t take my word for it — ask Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, described as “arguably the West’s most influential Islamic scholar.”

To point the finger only at Islam, or even at Islamists, doesn’t explain why Egypt under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who came to power after toppling the Muslim Brotherhood and is now a hero to Ivanka Trump, has violently cracked down on LGBTQ communities; or why Muslim men are fleeing a “gay purge” in secular Chechnya.

Homophobia is not the monopoly of any one country, culture, or religion. Catholic-majority Brazil is believed to have the highest LGBTQ murder rate in the world. Orthodox-majority Russia passed a “gay propaganda law” in 2013. Here in the United States, anti-gay hate crimes are on the rise and, according to Rebecca Isaacs, executive director of the LGBTQ rights group Equality Federation, the Trump administration has “done so many things that are as anti-LGBTQ as you could possibly be.” The president has even joked that his vice president wants to “hang” all gay people. (As my friend Owen Jones, perhaps Britain’s best-known progressive and gay commentator, has observed, “If you only talk about LGBTQ rights to bash Muslims, you don’t care about LGBTQ rights.”)










The Deafening Silence Around Amanda Vanstone’s Anti-Islam Rhetoric

By Dr Susie Latham


Former Howard government minister, Amanda Vanstone.


As Australian leaders weighed into the debate on Islamophobia in the wake of the Christchurch attacks, Dr Susie Latham was struck mainstream hate-speech has become, and how exposed Muslim Australians are.

I have more reason than most to be favourably disposed towards Amanda Vanstone. In 2004, when she was immigration minister, she exercised her personal power to grant my husband, a Muslim asylum seeker, the visa that allowed him to remain in Australia.

But last week, when she argued that it’s reasonable for (presumably non-Muslim) Australians to be concerned about Muslim immigration, she lost me. In words that echoed Pauline Hanson’s 2016 first speech to Parliament, Vanstone said, “The problem we all face is the not knowing who is and who is not a terrorist.”

It’s an extraordinary intervention just weeks after 50 Muslims were massacred in Christchurch. So first let’s get a few facts straight.

In western countries, Muslims are just as likely as anyone else to be killed in a terrorist attack. Muslims died in 9/11, Madrid, London and Paris. In Nice, over one third of the 84 people ‘mowed down by a truck’ were Muslims aged between four and 70 years old.

As Susan Carland has so eloquently outlined, Australian Muslim leaders have repeatedly condemned terrorism committed by Muslims, but the myth that they refuse to, repeated by Vanstone, persists.

Many Australians are worried about being victims of ‘Islamic’ terrorism, but this fear is vastly disproportionateto the actual risk. The so-called Islamic State created some of this fear – that was their aim, after all. But they had some help. As Jacinda Arden has shown the world, political leadership matters. Then Prime Minister Tony Abbott repeatedly declaring things like ‘the Daesh death cult is…coming after us’ heightened this fear for political purposes.

Right-wing terrorism is a serious problem. The Christchurch killer was inspired by Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 mostly young left-wing activists at a summer camp in Norway in 2011 because of what he saw as their softness on Muslim immigration. Since 2014, right-wing terrorists have carried out more attacks in the US than ‘Islamist’ terrorists.

Almost every Muslim involved in a terrorist act has been known to authorities, some because other Muslims have reported concerns about them. But as is generally being acknowledged in the wake of Christchurch, law enforcement, researchers and politicians have not paid enough attention to the rising threat of right-wing terrorism.

Now let’s talk about what saying ‘Muslims are dangerous and you’re right to be scared of them’ means for ordinary Muslims two weeks after a massacre. The argument that it’s reasonable to question allowing Muslims into Australia leads very quickly to more. Especially, how do ‘we’ protect ourselves from the Muslims already here?

Mainstream politicians and media figures across the western world have come up with solutions – paying Muslim immigrants to leave, mass deportations and internments. Anders Breivik and Brenton Tarrant took it one step further.

I’ve been researching and organising against Islamophobia for almost a decade. Despite attending academic conferences and political meetings, working with Muslim organisations, and socialising with Muslims regularly for years, I have never heard a single Muslim claim ‘that Islam must be at war with Christianity’. I’ve never heard anyone feel they have to avenge ‘the European repulsion of the Ottomans’. I don’t know what claptrap Vanstone is reading. But I do know this.

It’s actually Muslims who have the most to fear from terrorism in Australia at the moment. Not only are they the potential targets of Muslim extremists and the more likely targets of right-wingers, they also continue to be subjected to the stereotypes which have made them one of the most marginalised groups in the country.

Fifteen years ago Amanda Vanstone used her power to allow me to create my gorgeous family. On Monday, when she echoed the words of Trump, Hanson and Sonia Kruger, words NCAT recently ruled encouraged ‘hatred towards, or serious contempt for, Australian Muslims by ordinary members of the Australian population,’ and there was barely a ripple of dissent, let alone outrage, she demonstrated how far the window of acceptable public debate in Australia has shifted.

Fraser Anning, who thinks One Nation is too left, is the new, low, benchmark.

Vanstone’s column, and the non-reaction to it, has crushed the small hope I’d held that the tragedy of Christchurch might give people pause to think about the damage such words can do. Because of their potential consequences, it’s illegal to incite hatred against people based on their race. Muslims aren’t protected from them, because as those promoting anti-Muslim hate constantly assert, Islam is a religion, not a race.

But if Christchurch has taught us anything, it is that this makes Muslims more, not less vulnerable to the consequences of hate speech.  



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The First Professional Skater To Wear A Hijab















Channel 9 TODAY


“The wearing of the hijab...think of the difference between that and Pauline Hanson wearing a burqa in parliament. There’s a gulf between those two people.” Sam Neil compares the incredible leadership of Jacinda Ardern to Australian politicians.











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Bourke, NSW




The cameleers were familiar.
The cameleers were foreign.

They lived the life of nomads because that's what it took to take wool, supplies & other goods across the outback.

In this image: the wool clip being taken from Granada Station near Cloncurry, Queensland to the Darling River at Bourke, NSW for transport by paddle steamer to market. c.1914

- Australian Estates Company Collection, Australian National University


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The Inbox




Assalamu alaikum.

The Federal election be held on Saturday, May 18.

This election is very important for Muslims in Australia.

We must vote wisely to make sure that anti-Muslim candidates are not elected.

Special care should be taken in Senate voting.

You may need to do some homework on this to find out and put anti-Muslim candidates last on your preference.

Our community leaders should take interest in encouraging Muslim voters to work against anti-Muslim candidates (eg Peter Dutton, Steve Christensen, One Nation etc).

If you are an Australian citizen you need to be registered at to be eligible to vote, if you are not already registered.

May Allah guide us to do the right acts to serve the Ummah and help us to protect His servants.

Best wishes,

Shahjahan Khan




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Ilhan Omar asks God to forgive Trump for mocking her hours after man arrested over death threat   


'My Lord, forgive my people for they do not know,' Democratic congresswoman tweets.

US: Ilhan Omar asked God to forgive Donald Trump for attacking her just hours after the arrest of a Trump supporter who threatened to kill the Democratic congresswoman.

A man from New York was arrested on Friday after the FBI said he phoned up Ms Omar’s office and told a staff member: “Why are you working for her, she’s a f***ing terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her f***ing skull.”

He later told bureau investigators he “loves the president and that he hates radical Muslims in our government,” according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors.

Shortly after his arrest, Mr Trump mocked Ms Omar at a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas. Pretending to thank the congresswoman for supporting Israel, he said: “Special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota. Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel. I forgot. I’m so sorry.”

Ms Omar responded late on Saturday, tweeting in both English and Arabic, “My Lord, forgive my people for they do not know”; a phrase echoing Jesus’ last words in the Gospel of Luke: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” 



Ilhan Omar hits back at Trump: ‘You can’t Muslim ban us from Congress’


Ilhan Omar has hit back at Donald Trump following a tweet that suggested Minnesota Democrats were organising a challenge to the freshman congresswoman in next year's primaries.

Ms Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, took a swipe at the president’s controversial travel ban that has targeted predominantly Muslim countries by limiting travel into the US from those locations.

“I am sorry Mr [Trump]. I am for real, you can’t #MuslimBan us from Congress!” Ms Omar tweeted.

Mr Trump had retweeted an article that referenced efforts in Ms Omar’s home district to recruit a Democrat to challenge her in the upcoming primary, and followed weeks of controversy stemming from her attacks on the Israel lobby in Washington.




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Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies



 Enes Bayraklı (Editor), Farid Hafez (Editor)


In the last decade Islamophobia in Western societies, where Muslims constitute the minority, has been studied extensively. However, Islamophobia is not restricted to the geography of the West, but rather constitutes a global phenomenon. It affects Muslim societies just as much, due to various historical, economic, political, cultural, and social reasons.

Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies constitutes a first attempt to open a debate about the understudied phenomenon of Islamophobia in Muslim-majority societies. An interdisciplinary study, it focuses on socio-political and historical aspects of Islamophobia in Muslim-majority societies.

This volume will appeal to students, scholars and general readers who are interested in Racism Studies, Islamophobia Studies, the MENA region, Islam and Politics.  



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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: With the month of Ramadaan approaching, this home made, easy to make, ice cream which can me made in advance will be a treat. 


Malai Kulfi Ice-cream







  • 1 tin condensed milk

  • 250g fresh cream

  • 1 tin evaporated milk

  • 1 tin Nestle cream

  • ½ cup of chopped pistachios (optional)


  • Beat all the liquid ingredients together.

  • Fold in the nuts.

  • Pour into a mould or a casserole container and freeze overnight.



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Keeping Fit with Kareema





Q: Dear Kareema, after facing a busy week at work what can I do to de-stress and somehow calm my mind?

A: It is important to take some time out for yourself every day rather than once a week only.

Find a nice quiet spot and try using your breath to relax your body and calm your mind. Inhale slow and deep as you feel the rise of your chest, and exhale long and slow and feel the chest fall.


Take about 3 – 5 mins, bringing the awareness to your breath.

A brisk walk or 5 mins of aerobic exercise could start calming and clearing the mind as well.

It can improve your mood, focus and sleep.

Being outdoors surrounded by nature makes me feel more relaxed and refreshed.


It can also bring down the heart rate, stress levels and even muscle tension.






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:
Nurturing Your Children’s Relationship With Their Grandparents


Last weekend, my teenage daughter was blessed to have some precious time with the mother of a dear friend of mine. That evening, clad in our comfy pyjamas and sipping on hot ginger chai, my daughter got quite emotional and opened up to me about something that I had chosen to lock away in a deep compartment in the depths of my heart, too afraid to unravel.

My daughter said to me, “Mum, kids who have grandparents are so blessed. I wish I too had my grandparents in my life.”

Then she went on to share with me how precious those moments were that she got to spend with my friend’s mum. The wise words that she was blessed to hear from this amazing woman. The laughter they both shared and how they bonded over their mutual love for coffee.

That’s when I realised that in my attempt to start a new life with my daughter post my divorce from a DV marriage, and the rat race of trying to find a new normal for my child and me, where we felt safe, secure and joyful all the while practising our newly embraced religion of Islam, I had completely forgotten about how the absence of grandparents would affect my child. How lonely she must feel in her heart seeing other children enjoy time with their grandparents.

As busy adults and even busier parents, we somehow become complacent about the roles that grandparents play in the lives of our children. In today’s cyber-colony-gadget-glued world, the time spent between grandparents and our children is not only necessary, but it's also absolutely vital. It also helps alleviate loneliness that our elders are more commonly experiencing nowadays.
Today, I ask you to pause and reflect on how you are facilitating the bond between your children and their grandparents.

I ask you to reflect on your daily choice of thoughts, words, and deeds that affect your child’s time with his or her grandparents.

I ask you to reflect on your belief system about the impact that grandparents play on the lives of their grandchildren.

Here are some questions to help you reflect:

1. What daily actions do you perform to facilitate a better bond between your children and their grandparents?
2. What beliefs do you have about your children’s grandparents?
3. How much of your own beliefs about their grandparents are you imposing on your children?
4. What thoughts come to your mind when you think about your child spending time with her/ his grandparents?
5. Do you harbour any fear about your children spending time with their grandparents? If so, why?
6. What do your children say whenever they do get to spend time with their grandparents?
7. How could you help improve the relationship your children have with their grandparents?

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The CCN Chuckle





Human Resources Manager: "Thank you for your application for this job. What would you consider to be your greatest weakness."


Jallaludin: "My honesty"


Human Resources Manager: "I don't think honesty is a weakness."


Jallaludin: "Frankly, I don't give a hoot what you think!"

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An Ayaat-a-Week






Who receives guidance, receives it for his own benefit: who goes astray does so to his own loss: no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another....


~ Surah Al-Israa 17:15


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"In my many years I have come to a conclusion,


... that one useless man is a shame,


two [useless men] is a law firm


and three or more [useless men] is a government"


~ John Adams



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Following the tragedy in Christchurch, it is imperative that we continue to constructively engage with our non-Muslim brothers and sisters.


As part of this initiative, during the month of April, Kuraby Masjid will open its doors to the public between 10am-1pm every Saturday.


The program will be very informal. The purpose is to make people feel welcomed and to engage in dialogue with them.


Volunteers are required.  If you are able to assist in any capacity, please contact Ismail on 0431800414.
















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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."







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15th Sha'baan 1440


6 May





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1st Ramadaan 1440


26 May





(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1440


5 June 2019





(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1440


8 June



Eid Down Under






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(Night of Power)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1440


12 August





10th Zil-Hijjah 1440


17 August



Eidfest @ Dreamworld




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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




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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



Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Date: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Venue: Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB), 45 Acacia Road, Karawatha

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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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